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Inhibitive submasters on Express consoles

Creating

Inhibitive submasters allow you to limit the output of a group of channels. Channel outputs are limited to the level at which you set the slider. An inhibitive submaster set at 10 (100 percent), does not affect channel output. An inhibitive submaster controls the levels of its assigned channels in the same way the Grandmaster controls the levels of all channels.

Note: If channels that you expect to see on stage are missing or at the wrong levels, check to see if a submaster is inhibiting them. If a channel is fully inhibited by a submaster, its level will be displayed as a yellow zero.

Follow these steps to create and add channels to an inhibitive submaster:

Keystrokes: Action:
1. Press [Stage]. Selects Stage display
2. Press [Sub] and enter the number of the submaster (1 to 24) you wish to be inhibitive. Selects sub to change
Prompt reads:
Select submaster number
To select submaster type, press TYPE
3. Press [Type] [2]. Specifies sub is inhibitive
Prompt reads:
Select submaster type
(1 = Pile-on, 2 = Inhibitive, 3=Effect)
4. Press [1][0] [Thru] [2][0]. Adds channels 10 through 20 to the sub
5. Press [Record] [Sub] [Enter]. Records new inhibitive sub

Follow the same procedure to convert back to pile-on.

  • You may include the same channel in more than one inhibitive sub- master.
  • If you press an inhibitive submaster’s bump button, the submaster fades from its current slider location to zero and back, using its recorded fade times.

Adding channels

Once you have an inhibitive submaster, use the following procedure in Blind to add channels to it.

Keystrokes: Action:
1. Press [Blind]. Selects Blind display
2. Press [Sub] [1][5] [Enter]. Selects sub 15. All channels in sub 15, if an inhibitive submaster, are displayed with “IN” in their level fields.
Prompt reads:
Select channel numbers
3. Press [5][2] [Enter]. Adds channel 52. The channel is shown with “IN” in its level field. Specifies sub is inhibitive
4. Press [Record][Sub] [Enter]. Records sub 15 with the added channel.

Deleting channels

Channels may be deleted from an inhibitive submaster either in Stage or Blind. Follow the procedure below to delete in Blind.

Keystrokes: Action:
1. Press [Blind]. Selects Blind display
2. Press [Sub] [1][5] [Enter]. Selects sub 15. All channels in sub 15, if an inhibitive submaster, are displayed with “IN” in their level fields.
Prompt reads:
Select channel numbers
3. Press [5][2] [Clear]. Clears channel 52.
4. Press [Record][Sub] [Enter]. Records sub 15 without channel 52
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