Congo Kid powered by Cobalt

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Small venue, big designs  

Congo Kid® powered by Cobalt™ software is a small-venue solution for smaller lighting rigs that include conventionals, LEDs, moving lights and small media servers. The console supports up to two external DVI monitors that can be single- or multi-touch. Congo Kid powered by Cobalt controls 256 or 512 devices (dimmers, LEDs, moving lights or media servers) on two universes of output (1,024 parameters). It can be used as a backup or client to any other Cobalt-family controller up to the capacity of the console.


  • Supports up to two monitors, 2 x DVI or 1 x DVI + 1 x Display Port, which may be multi-touch
  • Built-in LCD display for softkeys and moving-light control
  • Available with 256 or 512 devices/channels and 1,024 outputs/parameters
  • 2 x DMX512A/RDM direct outputs
  • Ethernet (ETCNet2™, Net3™/ACN, ArtNet)
  • USB memory stick
  • SSD Memory
  • Show import via ASCII
  • MIDI In/Out
  • Contact-closure triggers
  • USB multipurpose bus (memory, pointing device, keyboard, touch screens)
  • Audio In/Out
  • Phone remote control

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Why choose the Cobalt Family

Touch the light

What if you could reach out and touch the light - craft it, color it, move it - directly and without feeling like there's a machine between you and your design? You see the light in your head, and with minimal keystrokes, see that creation on stage. Cobalt is designed from the ground up to get you from thought to reality as quickly as possible. Short commands coupled with direct-access screen-based tools make the controller disappear under your fingertips - nothing stands between you and the light.

Put your finger on it

The tools you need to manage data with speed and precision are all in there - thousands of devices in the library, customizable by you so they fit your way of working; groups, palettes, presets as building blocks of your show; effect playbacks for completely configurable effects on conventionals, movers, LEDs and more. All with interactive controls available on the screens - these tools let you break free of syntax and work with light directly. 

Masters make anything possible

The Masters are the heart of the system. With unlimited content possibilities, the masters let you customize the console so that every playback, every button, fits the way you build or play back your show. Available on screen, or with optional fader wings from ETC or USB-MIDI panels by other manufacturers, there are many options for getting your hands on your show.

Do it your way

Cobalt works your way with options for how your looks are stored and played back. Put information and controls where you need them. Build your own channel displays using channel icons or fixture symbols, and mix channels with other selection tools for direct access to groups and palettes.