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Use the 48 (or 96) Channel Faders as Playbacks

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When using a fully intelligent rig it is typical not to have any fixtures assigned to the 48 channel faders on the desk. It would be HUGELY beneficial to be able to use these 48 faders as playbacks.

I personally believe this would greatly open up the functionality of the desk to a significant degree, as it's quite difficult to build up complex looks across an array of fixtures when you only can access 10 playbacks at a time (or 20-30 depending on how dextrous you are managing playbacks across multiple pages). It's possible to do this on Avolites desks (for example) and this fairly simple change would make the Solution much more capable for operating live shows. 

Any thoughts? 

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This can already be done by using DMX In. If your fixtures are patched to the MFKs rather than the channel faders, you can use the Channel faders for DMX In. 

To do this, tap SETUP to take you to the fixture schedule, and select all channel faders you wish to use for DMX In. Then change the universe of these faders to an empty one, and set the to start at DMX address 1. Then tap Universes, and ensure this desk universe is routed from one of the DMX Out ports. Then tap Triggers, and add DMX In to trigger a playback for each of the channel faders. The DMX In address is the DMX address of the channel fader configured in the Fixture Schedule. They can be assigned to control whatever playbacks you wish across other playback pages. Then all you need is a short DMX cable linking the DMX Out port your channel faders are assigned to to the DMX In port. 

Hope this helps, it you have any questions let me know. 


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