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Davidmk

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  1. You might find this useful... https://zero88.com/manuals/zeros/cues-playbacks/playing-back-cues/rgb-colour-mixing-on-playbacks
  2. Still haven't got this working, not sure why. I think I need to check the addresses on the fixtures and my assignment of them to channels. It's complicated because some are paired with the same address while others have unique addresses but paired on the same channel. (It's to do with keeping the rig down to one universe but it's not how I'd do it.) I think I'm in for the long term so anyone hoping to do this themselves best not hold their breath
  3. I should have started there shouldn't I? Especially after directing others to "RTFM" My next gig's get in is later than usual so I could arrive early and give myself a couple of hours playtime before having to start work in earnest. Let's see what I can find out.
  4. So, yesterday's gig was busier than expected and I didn't get a lot of time to spend on this but I did try it. First up, I used macros to trigger the playbacks - as in I recorded a macro for each playback and then called those from my chase steps. I have a feeling that wasn't what Edward meant but lack of time stopped me from using the playback trigger instead. With macros, the results were mixed. It does work if the Tap Tempo is slow but I think latency is a problem because, if you speed it up, it seems to miss steps out. Snag is that, when it is running fast, it is difficult to be
  5. The actual line in the manual is "All consoles can store a total of 10,000 cues across the playbacks."
  6. I expect Edward or Jon will come back to you soon but, in the meantime, check the online manual here.
  7. Thanks both. Release seems to be the missing factor in all this. I'll have a play Thursday when I'm in the theatre next and report back. In addition to lots of playbacks, I'll have a go with multiple cues in one playback (unless you can tell me for sure it won't work - it would be easier to manage).
  8. Thanks Kevin. I did wonder about using release. I don't think you can release a particular step/cue though, so step 2 can't release step 1, etc. If you release the whole playback then of course it stops running. Using a number of playbacks is an interesting way round that though. It might even be possible to use one playback with multiple cues as I recall macros run at the end of the step (so each step of the chase could release the playback before triggering the next cue in the playback) but that's probably getting too ambitious to start with. Let's see what Edward thinks. PS. I've
  9. I have been trying to record a particular colour chase on LEDs and failed. Obviously I'm missing something - can anyone help? What I want is to set each fixture in turn to white (as in R, G, B & W at 100%) but return to whatever colour it was before (as set by another, current, cue) when the next step runs. This should give the effect of a white light running through all the fixtures. I've tried recording the steps as cue only with smart tag off and being very careful to manually tag all the colour values. I've cleared the programmer after each step. The chase I get sets eac
  10. See Special Playback Functions in the manual. Never tried it but the manual does say "there’s nothing special or different about the Master Playback compared to the other playbacks" You should also be able to set it up as an inhibit master if there are channels (like your house lights) that you don't want it to control.
  11. I generally set lease time to the maximum available. If there's a down side to this (in the context of a lighting network), then someone please tell me because I haven't found it for myself yet.
  12. If you aren't using your second universe and if your splitters work when not cascaded then you could send U1 on both outputs, one to each splitter.
  13. That's a point. I'll try and make the desk is connected to power before anything else. I don't think I had a fixed order, can't remember, its been so long
  14. Everything Edward says is, of course, correct. I would add another reason which is that many dimmers remember their last state until they get a new DMX signal. From this it follows that the last state on the desk should be all intensities to zero with the desk turned off last. That said, in our venue, the main power switches for the dimmers are in the dimmer room, nearer the stage door than the desk position (I pass it on the way in while dragging my desk behind me) so I turn them on first, then its the desk, power to the DMX fixtures and lamp-on to the moving heads (when I'm ready to use
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