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  1. 14 hours ago, robhurt said:

    Hi All, 

    2 minutes before our penultimate dress rehearsal started, our FLX went into absolute meltdown. Syntax, keyboard commands all being entered randomly by itself, skipping cues all randomly. It's just gone mad. It's running through cues by itself rapidly, not responding to anything. It's behaving like it's had a drink spilled on it (but it certainly hasn't). 

    Does anyone know what the warranty period is on these? I've phoned Zero88 Support but as it's a hardware issue they can't really help. I haven't managed to finish programming due to a blown lamp in a Mac 700, so time is really of the essence. Obviously the company we bought it from are now closed for the day also :(


    Hi Rob,

    Really sorry to hear this. As Kevin mentions looking at the Blue Room it seems you have got a replacement in time, but feel free to give us a call, and we'll see if we can narrow down what the cause of the issue is.

    If you want to contact me personally my mobile is 07976 791850.


  2. 9 hours ago, Looking Glass Theatre said:



    Can anyone help? I have a que to start a fade up on a Mac 300 to red over 20 mins, however there are other ques that take place during that time. When I hit the go button for the next que, the red stops fading up. Is there any way of solving this on my FLX?




    Hi James,

    If you are programming in Tracking mode with SmartTag disabled, the console will do this for you automatically. You can program your first cue where the Mac 300 goes red over 20 mins, and then continue programming all of your other cues (without the Mac 300 being tagged). Then when you advance through the cues after the Mac 300 colour cue, it will continue its 20 min fade, unless one of the following cues  gives it a new command before finishing its fade.

    Hope that helps, any queries let me know.


  3. Hi Mitchell,

    Rather than putting an Effect over a Colour Palette, apply a colour Effect first, and then use some Colour Palettes over the top. You'll find this gives you different effects, so have a play. When you're happy, record this to a Playback.

    Hope that helps and is what you're after.


  4. Hi Carpo,

    Please find attached the fixture file for the Stairville CLB4 in all channel modes. For 14 Channel mode, Patch 4 of the 3 channel mode fixtures, which will give you a fixture per LED PAR on the bar. In addition to this, patch the "Control" fixture after the four 3 Channel fixtures, to give you an overall Master and Strobe control.

    Stairville Compact LED-Bar 4.ift

    Hope that helps, any queries let me know.

    Kind regards


  5. Chases

    Hi Rob,

    The fade times displayed per cue of your chase are only there for if the Playback is reverted from a chase as you describe. Chases therefore don't use these fades. To achieve a cross-fade between the steps of your chase, go into the Chase's Settings by holding SETUP and tapping the Playback's button, and then set the Percentage cross fade you wish colour parameters to use. 100% cross fade means that 100% of the duration of each cue of the chase, the colour will be fading.

    Hope that helps, any queries let me know


  6. Hi Gerhard,

    On 2/3/2018 at 12:55 PM, der Puni said:

    Man, I wished this would work - but it didn't. I can change the sensitivity the described way, but it is only changed global. That means: If I changed the sensitivity for the effect-attribute from 50% to 30% it will also be changed for all other attributes automatically. Maybe i do miss something? I there a other setting to make somewhere to hold the sensitivities separately?

    Ok thanks for pointing that one out, we will look into this.

    On 2/3/2018 at 12:55 PM, der Puni said:

    I've tried this out before and it didn't work either. There is no specific difference if this setting is done + shift- button is hold while configuring the values. On other thought - Please correct me if I'm wrong: I thought the fine/coarse differentiation is for attributes with a 16-bit resolution like PAN/TILT...

    Ah apologies yes for Effect this won't work, as this does indeed apply to 16 bit parameters only. We will look into improving the sensitivity of the Effect parameters, in the meantime If you are still finding this an issue, you should find around 40% global sensitivity is a good compromise for all parameters if you are regularly using Effect encoders.

    On 2/3/2018 at 12:55 PM, der Puni said:

    B.T.W: You must send more T-shirts into space ;-) Great idea - great video!

    Thanks very much! ;-)


  7. Hi Nick,

    Yes that is possible, depending on your fixtures and the merge that you use.

    Is there any reason the Guest Technician wouldn't use the FLX S? 

    Keeping one control console always makes things easier, and if the guest technician wants to use the console and just control intensities you could always use the Remote App to control the colour and zoom remotely, whilst they stick to controlling intensities.


  8. Hi Doug,

    What software version are you running, and how are you triggering your movers using a Macro?

    By default, Move on Dark won't Move On Dark effects. This can be configured in the Playback's settings by holding SETUP and tapping the Playback's GO button, going to the Move On Dark Tab, and choosing which Attributes you wish to Move On Dark. 

    Hope that helps, any queries let me know.


  9. Hi Gerhard,

    Really Glad you like FLX S!

    To change the sensitivity of each attribute, rather than going into Setup, hold SETUP, and tap the attribute tab along the top of the touchscreen when you have a fixture selected. In here you’ll be able to define sensitivities per attribute, and you’ll also see that when holding SHIFT, you can define whether the wheels fan the parameters, or act as fine of course, which is what you may want to consider for Effect if you find it too sensitive.

    To set a specific parameter level, you can hold SHIFT + tap the parameter name above the encoder wheel on the touchscreen, tap Z, then type @ (percentage level) for the parameter to go to that level. 

    Hope that helps


  10. 2 hours ago, Guest Steve said:

    How do you assign the master play back fader  to act as grand master? i cannot seem to figure that out. also i cannot figure out how to go to blackout.

    Hi Steve,

    If you haven't recorded anything onto the Master Playback, hold SETUP and tap the Master Playback's GO button. You will then be able to choose "Grand Master". The fader will then act as the Grand Master, and the Master Playback's button will act as a Blackout.

    Hope that helps, any queries let me know.


  11. Hi Edi,

    Clear Fixture is a way of choosing which values in the programmer you want to clear, as opposed to tapping CLEAR that will clear everything in the programmer. This is therefore useful if you accidentally bring specific fixtures into the programmer, as you can select them (for example 1 THRU 6 ENTER) and tap the Clear Fixture UDK.

    Knockout turns off currently selected fixtures that are coming from Playbacks. Therefore if you have a cue with fixture 1 on, and you select fixture 1 and tap your Knockout UDK, it will be taken to 0%. When you go into the next cue this fixture is used in it will output at its programmed level, and if you go back into the original cue you used Knockout in, again the fixture will come back on. This is therefore a temporary way of taking a fixture out of a cue, and different to the syntax 1 @., as it doesn't bring the fixture into the programmer. This is especially useful if a fixture has been accidentally knocked out of focus during a show, as you can select it and tap Knockout in the current cue, and allow for the problem to be fixed ready for the next time the fixture is used.

    Hope that helps and makes sense, any queries let me know.


  12. 4 hours ago, Edi said:

    Hi Edward,

    Thank you for your quick response and explanation how to remove the intensity data in relation with SmartTag.
    Also for clarifying the last step in the guide. Until now I just had the chance to play around with PhantomZerOS, but I'm really looking forward
    to get my hands on the real console. I like it a lot so far.

    Best regards,

    Hi Edi,

    Great glad you like it, any queries just let me know.


  13. 6 hours ago, Onefff said:

    Hi all,

    I have an ML24 with a dead backlight on the main display. It's not the end of the world because I can still see the text when the ambient lighting is bright but in a theatre scenario its a bit of a pain. Are they easy to fix? My background is electronic engineering so if its a part swap-out then I can do that.


    Sounds like the display PCB will need replacing. Drop us an email at support@zero88.com and we will be able to get things sorted for you.


  14. Hi Edi,

    Cues with SmartTag enabled at the time of recording or updating cannot have data stored for a fixture with intensity at 0%. Therefore when it comes to updating a cue and removing its intensity data, SmartTag needs to be disabled. 

    In the guide Kevin sent you a link for, the last step applies to if your LED fixture has an intensity channel or not, it is purely there to give you a switch between RGB colour mixing on the faders, or typical colour control using the colour picker etc.

    Hope that helps


  15. Hi Mark,

    Kevin’s correct- Move on Dark will be default automatically happen without you having to think about it, where ORB XF will prep your lights for you when they aren’t lit, ready for the next cue they are on in.

     It sounds like as Kevin says you have SmartTag enabled, which means fixtures at 0% won’t get recorded. Therefore if you do wish to record at 0% intensity, tap the SMART TAG button so that it isn’t lit for when you record this cue. 

    By default Move on Dark won’t prep an effect, however this can be enabled in the Stack settings. 

    As Move on Dark reads ahead to the next cue your fixtures are used in, you are able to copy/ Move cues around and Move on Dark will continue to function.

    We recommend users always run the latest software, which currently is ZerOS 7.9.3 available here...

    This software does change the operation of ORB XF, so if you are going to update it would be worth taking a look at the document below...



    Hope that helps, any queries let me know. 


  16. Hi Stefan,

    On 1/20/2018 at 11:06 PM, StefanB said:

    Hi Edward,

    I had a little theater show with several playbacks and cuelists on the FLX S and it took some time to find open channels.  

    My opinion is that this "Source-Display" in the Output window is nothing to keep a console simple, but really helps if you have to edit a show or find open channels.

    No Preview and blind ... hm ... have you ever programmed playbacks during a running show? That is not simple ... ;-)

    Anyway, nice console ...

    Preview & Blind modes are more professional features, and so for a small simplistic console, these features had to go.

    On 1/20/2018 at 11:06 PM, StefanB said:

    Just another question:

    In the System Settings of the S48 I find the option "Show Record&Update Window".

    Why is this missing on the Leap Frog48/Solution?

    The Record/Update window is always on top of the Touchscreens Palettes and Groups. This is boring, especially if you want to save different palettes, you always habe to change the MFK´s on the desk. My touchscreen on the Leap Frog shows during programming 4 windows (Groups, Color, Position and Beams) and it you be nice to program all the palettes on the touchscreen without this overlay screen.

    ;-) Stefan


    Thanks very much for the request, I have logged this on our software tracker as ZOS-8426.

    Any queries let me know.



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