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  • Expression/Express Programming cheat sheet

    Basic Operations

    Patch dimmers to channels

    In [Patch] display:

    • Enter dimmer number(s).  Can use [And] and [Thru] commands. Press Enter.
    • Enter channel number .Press Enter

    To unpatch dimmers

    In Patch display:

    • Enter dimmer number(s). You can use [And] and [Thru] commands to select multiple channels. Press Enter.
    • Enter channel number. Press Enter.

    Setting channels at levels

    • Chan N At XX
    • Chan N Full
    • Chan N {Finger on Trackpad}
    • Chan N At [+] or [-]

    Record a cue

    • Set channels at desired levels. 
    • Press Record.
    • Enter the cue number. Press Enter.

    Changing fade time on a cue

    • Select Cue number 
    • Press Time.
    • Enter upfade time. Press Enter.
    • Enter downfade time. Press Enter. (If no difference from upfade time, just press Enter.)

    Delete a cue

    In Blind display:

    • Select S6 Softkey {Delete Cue}
    • Enter cue number to be deleted. 
    • Press Enter. Press Enter again to confirm.

    Record a submaster

    • Set channels at desired levels. 
    • Press Record then Sub.
    • Enter the sub number.
    • Press Enter.
    • OR

    • Press Record.
    • Press the bump button of the sub where you want the look recorded. 

    Delete a submaster

    In Blind display:

    • Press Sub.
    • Select S6 Softkey {Delete Sub}
    • Enter sub number to be deleted. Press Enter.
    • Press Enter again to confirm.

    Save show to Disk

    In Setup display:

    • Select menu item 3 -- Disk Functions. 
    • Select menu item 1 -- Write show to disk. Press Enter. Press Enter again to confirm.   

    Effects (Chases)

    Creating a simple chase

    • Press [Blind] [Cue] [100] [Type] [3]. 
    • Press [S1], Step, and enter [1] [Thru] [1] [0]. Press [Enter].  
    • Press [1] [Thru] [1][0], the range of channels to assign to the steps. Press [S8] -- Add Channels. 
    • Channels are assigned to steps as indicated above; see chart below.
    • Press [Record] [Enter]. 
    StepsChannels
    Step 11
    Step 22
    Step 33
    Step 44
    Step 55
    Step 66
    Step 77
    Step 88
    Step 99
    Step 1010

    Assigning attributes

    • Press [S7] -- More Softkeys, then [S8] -- Attribute.
    • Select attributes from the softkeys on the screen. All effects are either Positive or Negative.
    • Additional Attributes include: Alternate, Reverse, Bounce, Build and Random

    Note: To remove an attribute, select it again.  It is helpful to take time to play with a simple effect, changing its attributes, its timing and its low and high levels.

    Working with Moving Lights

    Patching fixtures

    In Setup display:

    Select Menu item 15, Moving Light Functions Select Menu item 2, Fixture Patch Enter fixture number(s). Can use [And] and [Thru] commands Press [Enter] to move through columns.In the Personality column, use [+] and [-] to select personalities. Enter Start Channel.Enter DMX Port and Starting Address[1] [Enter] [1] [Enter].

    Working with the fixture window

    • Press [S8]-- Fixture [1] [Enter] [1][Thru] [-] selects all fixtures. 
    • [+] or [-] scrolls thru fixture numbers or scrolls thru attributes on selected page­ or the page buttons scroll thru attribute pages

    Record a focus point

    • Aim fixtures at desired location. 
    • Check Intensity On, Open strobes/irises, motor speed settings.
    • Position each fixture on the selected area.
    • Press [Record] then [Focus Point]. Enter the number.Press [Enter].


    Setting fixtures at focus points

    • Fixture N At FP X Enter 
    • Can use [And] and [Thru] commands 
    • Fixture N Only [Category] At FP X Enter 
    • Categories: Position, Color, Beam, Image


    Update focus points

    • Aim fixture(s) at new or changed location. 
    • Press [S2]-- Update then [Focus Point]. Enter the number. Press [Enter].