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Hello,

We have just been donated a Elara Zero 88 desk and I'm looking help with setting it up. i.e. software and any advise anyone can give would be great.

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Hi Mostyn,

What colour is your Elara? If it is Grey, then its a Mk1 version, made from 1998 to 2003. Further information can be found here...

http://support.zero88.com/975528711

If it is Green, then it is a Mk2 version, further information can be found here...

http://support.zero88.com/975528781

Hope that helps you get started, any queries let me know.

Edward

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Hi Mostyn,

I don't know what your use case is (theatre, busking, etc), but just be aware that the Elara is a "submasters desk" where you programme lighting states to each submaster fader. This is different to a cue stack desk, which is more typical for a theatre use model. The Elara's sister desk, the Alcora, is a cue stack desk.

Regards,

Kevin

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The Elara/Alcora series desks are a cracking little desk - very robust and easy to use once you get a hang of the basics, they're also relatively trouble free in terms of maintenance - generally only needing new faders.

The Mk2 versions have a little more functionality as they allow DMX patching but otherwise there's little difference between the two marks.

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18 hours ago, Edward- Z88 said:

Hi Mostyn,

What colour is your Elara? If it is Grey, then its a Mk1 version, made from 1998 to 2003. Further information can be found here...

http://support.zero88.com/975528711

If it is Green, then it is a Mk2 version, further information can be found here...

http://support.zero88.com/975528781

Hope that helps you get started, any queries let me know.

Edward

Thank you Edward, it a green one. Will follow the link.

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37 minutes ago, iank99 said:

The Elara/Alcora series desks are a cracking little desk.

They certainly are! My first own-purchase lighting desk was an Alcora (Mk1) - and bought from Ian too, way back in 2000. I still have it, and it comes out every now and again when I want something straightforward and light. Also since mine has DMX and analogue outputs it can fit into pretty much any dimmer system.

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I specifically bought a second hand Alcora Mk2 to use as a "slave" desk if I needed to loan someone a desk during repair - 24 channels of rock solid DMX and easy to use event after a few years - I can't say that about some of the generic chinese 24 channel desks :)

 

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