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  1. Thanks for the advice Edward, I've had a look into assigning the MTC on cues - this looks promising. Is there a deafult way to record a cue with the Trigger set to MIDI?

    My only thought I cant quite work out right now is if I cue all of track 1, and I have a few LX cues between track 1 and track 2, where is it best placed to have these cues? Would it still be on PB1, or onto the Master PB and cue with MSC? I understand MSC can only trigger the master PB? 

  2. Hi all,

    Like all of us, I am trying to make the most of the time being stuck indoors, and adjusting to this new temporary way of life.

    I have finally dived into linking FLX to Capture 2020 (all be it the free trial version) (KB Ref: http://support.zero88.com/988883201) and I have had good success in getting things working.  Side note: you can download a version of the ‘Dockhouse’ venue for Capture 2020 from the Capture website which works flawlessly with the FLX showfiles.

    I managed to create a blank Capture file and added in a few generic fixtures and got these controlled directly from Phantom ZerOS!

    After considering this a win, I have also looked into using Show Cue System (SCS) to produce MIDI Show Control (MSC) cues (Side note: SCS Professional at a minimum required) and how this integrates and controls ZerOS (KB Ref: http://support.zero88.com/990063141).

    Unfortunately my USB to MIDI device is currently stuck at the back of a storage unit so I am unable to physically test the link between SCS and FLX yet, but initial results from SCS also look positive.

    The local junior drama group I support are performing Addams Family (postponed until December) and this will have musical backing tracks rather than a live band. As always in local am-dram, there is never enough technical crew, so it is likely I will be running both LX and sound.

    To save myself juggling through both LX and sound cues I thought it is within the realms of possibility that I could pre-program the majority of the show and command the FLX completely via SCS. Using the backing tracks I can program MSC cues to trigger throughout the song on exactly the right beats all in SCS. For LX cues that are not within a musical number I am thinking I may either add additional MSC cues or have a local ‘GO’ button at the sound desk.

    I think Addams Family is a great show and I want to try and get a fantastic looking show by not compromising on LX cues if I have to run both LX and sound.

    Has anyone ever attempted anything similar in a musical setting, or any reasons why you wouldn’t recommend this at all – apart from it being a massive time sponge to pre-program!

    Appreciate all thoughts,


  3. Hi Tom,

    Afraid I can't help with your macro question directly however I might try the following approach.

    Within the parameter of CH13, go to the 'Details' tab. In here create two positions. One to take you to your 'reset' position (values 200-209), and one back to 'default' (I assume 0). Once created these can be accessed by pressing the 'middle button' on the relevant encoder wheel. I have attached a screenshot for a similar set up for a prism, however you should be able to apply this to your situation.


    I should also be able to help with load fixtures into Phantom.

    2 hours ago, TomJosephSmith said:

    Second question and I really hope it doesn't sound stupid....... I've now saved this modified fixture as it's own file, so I have a .ift file with my new profile sitting on my desktop. I've fiddled for ages in Phantom ZerOS but I still can't figure out how on earth to import a custom fixture type that isn't part of the standard library to the S24. I feel like I'm missing an obvious button.  When I tap 'Add Fixtures', it sends me directly to the list of manufacturers. If I tap 'Load' in the sidebar, it seems to only be looking for showfiles. 

    Simply copy the fixture file into your 'My Documents' folder (this is where Phantom ZerOS is looking for files - or at least on my PC!) and go to the 'Load' page in setup. You should then be able to select your new fixture file and press load.

    Merry Christmas!


  4. Hi guys,

    I'm trying to prepare my desk as much as possible before heading into the venue / or being front of the real desk.

    Is there a method on Phantom ZerOS to get into Playback settings, usually I would hold 'Setup' and press the playback if I was in front of the physical desk, but I can't work out if this is possible on Phantom?

    Also if trying to use any 'shifted' functions is also an issue. Pressing the shift key on my keyboard doesn't seem to interact with Phantom. Am I missing something obvious here? I have double checked to make sure Phantom is my 'active' window.



  5. On 10/1/2019 at 9:46 PM, Jon Hole said:

    I feel misrepresented!

    As Edward says, since 7.9.6, "1 universe" actually means 512 channels, spread across multiple universes. So it is now possible to have things patched to Universe 1 and Universe 2 - but only 256 channels on each (or 128 channels on Universe 1, 2, 3 and 4, etc)

    Very interesting, is this the same for FLX?

  6. On 5/29/2019 at 10:38 AM, Nathanael Orr said:

    Hi Alex,

    Could you confirm that you attempted to download the file whilst successfully logged in to your forum account? Downloads require login so maybe that's why? Log in to your account and try again and if it still doesn't work I will re-upload.



    I have since been able to download it successfully (think it was on the bank holiday) and installed into the desk. Not sure if I was logged in at the time, but I assume I would have been..!


  7. Hi all,

    I have also just installed ZerOS 7.9.5 with the same issue.

    I spoke to Keith who has directed me to this post. The file below is no longer "available", please can you re-upload it?

    On 5/20/2019 at 12:03 PM, Edward- Z88 said:

    If you can't seem to get the Auto-Effects to generate, please download the file attached...

    02052019 ZerOS 795 Effects.zlbr 11.76 kB · 8 downloads

    I also got an error during boot which may or may not be part of this common issue. Pictures attached for reference. Edward/Nathaniel, please can you forward these onto Keith for his info.







  8. Zero88 interestingly makes a move to quietly announce the release of ZeroOS 7.9.5, the Betapack 4, a ZerOS 1U Sever, and a new data distribution device.

    This was shared on their Facebook page by posting a link to an article written by LSi Online: https://www.lsionline.com/pl-s-zero-88-highlights-multifunctionality

    It sounds like we will hear more in the coming days as Prolight and Sound 2019 progresses.

    Watch this space as they say..!

  9. Hi Zero 88,

    Having recently dabbled into creating a website, I have noticed neither the forum or the main Zero88 website has 'favicons'.

    Not a major issue, but it would make my favorites bar look a lot nicer than two blank boxes ;) 





  10. 6 hours ago, FredBE said:

    Almost one year since this information that multi-cells devices should be supported in a further release expected by Q1 or Q2 2018.

    What are the latest update on this topic ?

    Hi Fred,

    This was recently asked in another sub forum: 

    Sounds like we still have a short wait yet!




  11. On 12/10/2018 at 10:13 PM, Edward- Z88 said:

    To move a parameter to the end of the attribute, change the parameter to a different attribute and then back again. 

    Hi Edward,

    Since struggling to re-order parameters on a large fixture file before reading this hint, is there any chance that the 'parameters' column could be a user editable cell?

    This would seems slightly more intuitive then the current method in my mind - and especially for new users to the software..!

    Just a thought,



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