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Oh Crap!

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by ntcsound, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. ntcsound

    ntcsound Member

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    So I'm a sound guy, as you might have guessed from my username. But any way, I'm also in orchestra and we had a concert and I did the lighting for that. It wasn't a problem but then I had to do it for the choir concert, which, in itself wasn't really a problem either (just a headache). But after the choir concert, I was deleting the cues I programed and the board turns off, turns back on and everything is crazy. We have the ETC (or ECT?) Express 24/48 board and we had the house light programed on to channel 96. Well, now, channel one is a single house light and its all down hill from there. What did I do and how to I fix it?
     
  2. Radman

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    I will bet you $2.31 that it is patched 1:1(as in wrong in most cases)

    Find out what the patch should be, hit patch, and patch away!
     
  3. ntcsound

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    I will look at that on monday, thanks
     
  4. ntcsound

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    But how do you fiqure out what it is supposed to be?
     
  5. SuperCow

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    Check out if your school has a house plot. That will tell you the dimmer and channel number for each fixture.
     
  6. Radman

    Radman Well-Known Member

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    Ask somebody who would know. If nobody knows, you make it up so it is easy for you to understand. Make sure you make a patch printout or label the faders or something in case it happens again. And feel lucky that your board is advanced enough to have this problem. ;)
     
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    i like that... mind if i quote you?
     
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    Not at all. ;)
     
  9. techieman33

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    ya, it sounds like you reset the patch 1:1, when you get it back to how it was, remember to save the patch to a floppy disk then you won't have to deal with the problem again just reload the patch from the disk.
     

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