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Submaster pages on Express consoles

Express has ten pages of submasters. A page is a block of console memory that contains one set of recorded submasters, corresponding to the submaster sliders. The ten pages of memory increases the number of possible submasters to 240.

The console displays the message Sub page 1 (2, 3...) in the upper left corner of the display to indicate the current submaster page. To switch from one page to the other, press [Page], enter the desired page number, and press [Enter].

When you switch submaster pages, any submasters on stage remain on stage until you move their sliders to the home position. Until the new submaster loads, submaster LEDs flash slowly, indicating that the submaster on stage is from the previously loaded page. When you move the slider to its home position the new submaster is loaded and the LED stops flashing. This prevents the stage from going black or changing levels when you switch pages. (Fast flashes designate a submaster with a dwell time of Hold. See Submaster LEDs for more information about LEDs.)

Note: When you read a new show into the console from a disk, the console loads the same page number that was loaded from the previous show. Any submasters on stage when you read a new show into the console remain on stage until you move their sliders to the home position. Until the new submaster loads, submaster LEDs flash, indicating that the submaster on stage is from the previously loaded show. When you move the slider to its home position the new submaster is loaded and the LED stops flashing.
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