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Smart Macro Keys for Express Lighting Playback Controller (LPC)

Supported in software version 3.02 and Higher

The key to the execution of many of these functions is to press and hold the Macro 7 key.

Note: These Macros keys are not supported in software version 3.01, 3.0 and 2.0

Reboot

(either method seems to work)

  • Press and Hold Macro 7
  • Press Macro 1 and Macro 5 while still holding Macro 7
  • Release Macro 7
  • Release Macro 1 and Macro 5
  • Press Macro 1 and Macro 5
  • Press and release Macro 7 while still holding Macro 1 and Macro 5
  • Release Macro 1 and Macro 5

Stage

(either method seems to work)

  • Press and Hold Macro 7
  • Press Macro 1 while still holding Macro 7
  • Release Macro 7Release Macro 1
  • Press and Hold Macro 1
  • Press and release Macro 7 while holding Macro 1Release Macro 1

Patch

(either method seems to work)

  • Press and Hold Macro 7
  • Press Macro 3 while still holding Macro 7
  • Release Macro 7
  • Release Macro 3
  • Press and Hold Macro 3
  • Press and release Macro 7 while holding Macro 3
  • Release Macro 3

Setup

(either method seems to work)

  • Press and Hold Macro 7
  • Press Macro 4 while still holding Macro 7
  • Release Macro 7
  • Release Macro 4
  • Press and Hold Macro 4
  • Press and release Macro 7 while still holding Macro 4
  • Release Macro 4

[+]

(essentially the down arrow key)

  • Press and Hold Macro 1 and Macro 2
  • Push and release Macro 7 to step through the options

[-]

(essentially the up arrow key)

  • Press and Hold Macro 2 and Macro 3
  • Push and release Macro 7 to step through the options

Carriage Return (Enter)

  • Press and Hold Macro 1 and Macro 3
  • Push and Release Macro 7 to execute the "enter"  command

Hardboot (at boot up only)

Press and hold Macro 2 and Macro 4 and Macro 6 while turning on the power

789 Deep Clear

  • Press and hold Macro 1 and Macro 3 and Macro 5 while turning on the power
  • Read System Configuration
  • Put disk in drivePress and Hold Macro 7
  • Press [Read From Disk] while holding Macro 7
  • Release Macro 7
  • Release [Read From Disk]
  • Read Show
  • Put disk in drivePress Read From Disk
Other: On a curious note, in software version 3.0 if you hit Macro 7 and Macro 2 you see the Help menu pop up, but no way to navigate. If you hit M7 again you see the fader display, but no way to navigate.  How fun.

Note: You should know that the 96-channel and 192-channel LPC's will default to "Two Scene" mode. This causes the A/B fader to act as a crossfader and not a cue fader.
If someone is running a show written in an Expression Console and they need to reference a Macro to a cue, have them run the cue in the C/D fader pair. 

You can write a macro to change into 1-scene mode. 

  • Setup
  • 1 Enter
  • 15 Enter
  • 1 Enter
  • Stage.
  • Then run the Macro.
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