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I tried to set the Strobe Value of my LED Spots with a fader. For that i recorded only the Strobe Value of 255 to an playback fader. With the setup button i set the fader to control the Beamshape parameter and set the button to latch. Under Raise and Lower i disabled trigger on raise and release on Lower.

Now i want to set the fader to my strobe level and switch it on and off with the button. But that does not work as i expected. Is there a way to get this working?

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Hi Erics,

Setting the button function to "Latch" will always take the Playback data to the level it was at when it was recorded. Therefore in your case it will take the strobe to 255 irrespective of the fader level. If you want to use the fader to preset your Strobe rate, and then tap the button to activate it you will have to choose either "Go Snap" or "Go Fade" as the button function. To then turn the strobe back off, you can press and hold CLEAR and tap the Playback's button.

Hope that helps, any queries let me know.

Edward

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Thanks for the reply. I will try that later.

So it would be good to have a button state "toggle On/off". Since i offen have something that i want to turn on with on press and turn it off with pressing aggain.

On my other desk i can choose different states for the buttons:
Go: Starts the cuelist if not running, go to the next cue
Pause/back: paused the cuelist, if pressed aggain it goes a step back
Flash:   Sets the Fader Value to Flash Level (normaly 100%, Flash Leve could be adjusted for each cuelist)
Flash  + Go: Sets the Fader Value to Flash Level and starts the cuelist
Flash + Release: Sets the Fader Value to Flash Level and stops the cuelist
Flash + Go + Release: Sets the Fader Value to Flash Level, starts the cuelist while pressing and release the cuelist while the button is released
Toggle on/off: Starts the cuelist with the first press and released the cuelist with the next press
Skip+: jump to the next cue without fade times
Skip-: jumps back a cue without fade times

 

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Hi Erics,

We call this Toggle a "Latch", however we ignore the fader level, and take the output to the programmed values. "Skip" is what we would call "Go "Snap".

Edward

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Changing from "Latch" to " "Go Snap" made the strobe value controllable. But to press clear plus button is not a realy good solution. So my first decision to use latch was normaly the right choise to have a toggle.

It would be good to have some explanation of the button states in the manual. if you search for latch you find only the option to choose. Searching with google wasn't helpful too. So that it overides the fader value is an important hint.

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Edward - these Knowledgebase Articles are great, but how do we find them? With the link above I got directly to the page of course, but otherwise how do I find a catalogue/list of them. I went back out to the "head" page and tried from fresh to find this page. Where is it/are they? I think you need to create some sort of top level index or list so we can find them otherwise they are of no use. Also they should be tagged with whatever software version they relate to or operate from/to.


Thanks,

Kevin

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Hi Kevin,

The main aim is to use the knowledgebase search bar at the top, or hopefully they should appear in Google searches too. However, you should also be able to find them under the console's article list. I have gone through and updated this, so their should be many more now listed for FLX.

Edward

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(Sorry to the OP for going off topic, hopefully you have your answers - maybe I should start a new thread).

So I managed to get to this head page for FLX, where indeed there is a decent list of articles.

http://support.zero88.com/Consoles/FLX/

Maybe the list is long enough now to have some sub-headings? Not more sub-pages though please! I'm not sure I find the "new" Knowledgebase that easy to find stuff in though. Hopefully you can keep adding these useful articles but then put some on-page structure there so the list is manageable. Although now being a little contradictory, these pages need to work on a small phone screen as we're likely to be in there when at the venue trying to drive the desk!

Thanks,

Kevin

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Thanks Edward for your knowledgebase entry. I think it is helpfull. And i used the your knowledgebase befor to find out hints for an external monitor etc.

We will see if its indexed bei google.

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