• How Element compares to the other Eos Family consoles

    As of version 2.2 software


    • 250 or 500 channel Max
    • 1024 Output Max
    • 40 or 60 physical faders assigned as fixed sub pages or channels
    • No External Fader Wings
    • No encoders – use ML Controls
    • No Multi-user or Partitions
    • Can use an Element/ETCnomad (including Puck) as Backup to another Element. Must be in Element mode on ETCnomad.
    • Single user client, all sharing a command line. Must be in Element mode and on an Element or ETCnomad device. (New as of v2.2.0)
    • Snapshots limited to displays


    • Single cue list – no multiple cue lists
    • Follow Only (No Hang)
    • No F/C/B Parameter Timing
    • No Discrete Timing
    • Block is both Assert and Block
    • No fader priority (Cues, Subs)
    • No palettes on faders
    • No Stomp functionality
    • No "Go From Last" or "Back From First" playback options

    Control and Data Management

    • No Presets
    • No Home Preset
    • No Reference Mark – AutoMark Only, which is always enabled
    • No By Type option for Palettes
    • Palettes do not have “Lock” or “Absolute” option
    • No Pixel Mapping
    • Update limited to All or Absolute (Default is always Update All)
    • No Fan
    • No Highlight
    • No Capture
    • No Filters
    • No Trace
    • No Query
    • No parameter tiles (changing in v2.3)
    • No Hue/Sat fade options in Setup like Allow HS Fades and Create Virtual HSB (changing in v2.3)

    Moving a showfile from Eos to Element

    • Referenced Marks become AutoMark
    • Presets become absolute data – no longer referenced
    • Maintains Cue List 1. Other Cue Lists will be removed
    • Submaster mapping becomes 1 to 1
    • Hang is converted to Follow
    • Discrete Time is removed

    Note that the showfile that you open on Element is not changed when opened. The showfile is loaded into persistent storage, and that copy is changed. Data that is removed or changed will affect the show in persistent memory and any subsequent saves of that showfile.