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Hi All,

Is there a way to put a cuelist stored on a playback into "Storage"? 

I'm making playlists for our intro songs which changes every week. I'm not really wanting to remake them every week as I might not be in front of the desk and I'm hoping that volunteers can use it.

For context, I know in MA when you make a sequence, it sits in a pool until you assign it to a fader. And you can delete the sequence from the pool without deleting it from the pool.

Is something like this integrated into the FLX desks? It would be a massive help if it was.

 

Thanks for your time guys :)

Joel

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The only way I know is to copy your playback into another playback on another page. Then I guess you’d populate the first couple of pages with the playback stacks you want to use and keep the ‘deep’ pages as a library of sorts.

You’ve posted in the FLX S forum where my experience is with the ‘full’ FLX so you should check out the number of playbacks on the desk you have. 

Edward will no doubt give us some good ideas soon. 

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Hi Joel,

20 hours ago, Joel said:

Is there a way to put a cuelist stored on a playback into "Storage"? 

The way ZerOS works, is that a playback will always have its own physical fader. There is therefore no central pool these playbacks live in, prior to being assigned a fader, in the way that some consoles work. This ensures that playback number 2, will always live on playback fader number 2, for example.

20 hours ago, Joel said:

I'm making playlists for our intro songs which changes every week. I'm not really wanting to remake them every week as I might not be in front of the desk and I'm hoping that volunteers can use it.

On FLX S24 you have 48 (plus the master) playbacks to play with. I don't know your exact configuration, but as a generalisation let's say the first 12 playbacks are general lighting, and the next 12 are for your intro songs. This leaves playbacks 25-48 on page two free, where the playbacks you are currently not using could live. When you need them, you could then copy them back across onto page 1, replacing a playback you no longer need.

19 hours ago, kgallen said:

The only way I know is to copy your playback into another playback on another page. Then I guess you’d populate the first couple of pages with the playback stacks you want to use and keep the ‘deep’ pages as a library of sorts.

As @kgallen mentions, on FLX you have 10 pages of playbacks, so this gives you the flexibility to have "operation" pages that you use to run the show, and then "storage" playbacks you use to hold spares/extras of all the playbacks you may need for the show. You can then use copy to transfer these from one place to the other.

 

Your other option, is to actually segregate the configuration completely, and only have the playbacks you need at any one time in a show file. You can then have multiple show files saved to a USB stick, each for a different application. You can then give the instructions to the operator to load in file "xxxx" when required, and this will give them all the lighting states they need, all labelled of course.

I hope this helps, if you have any questions let me know.

Edward

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