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Editing groups on Express consoles

Copying groups

You may copy a group in Stage or Blind, with small differences in the procedure and prompts that occur.

The following procedure illustrates how to copy a group in Stage.

Keystrokes: Actions:
1.Selects Stage display Selects Stage display
2. Press [Group]. Prompt reads:
Group mode – Select group number to use as group
3. Press [1] Enters the number of the group you wish to copy Corner reads: Group 1
4. Press [Full] Prompt reads:
Group mode – Press AT or use wheel or trackpad to alter levels, or select channel numbers to edit
5. Once the group is displayed, press [Record] [Group].a Prompt reads:
To record group, select number and press ENTER To cancel, press CLEAR
6. Press [5] [Enter]. Enters the number of the new group and completes the Copy. Corner reads: Group 5

To copy a group’s channels and levels to a cue or a submaster, press [Cue] or [Sub] in place of [Group] in step 5.

Deleting groups

Delete a group from memory in the Stage, Blind or Fader displays. Deleting a group has no effect on any cues, groups, submasters or focus points into which the deleted group was previously recorded

Delete a group in Stage as follows:

Keystrokes: Actions:
1. Press [Stage]. Selects Stage display
2. Press [S7], More Softkeys, [S6], Delete, [Group]. Prompt reads:
To delete group, press ENTER
To cancel, press CLEAR
3. Press [2]. Enters group number to delete Corner reads: Group 2
4. Press [Enter] [Enter].

Group 2 is deleted from your show

 62 You can delete all groups at once with the Clear Groups option from the Clear Functions menu. See Clear and reset options.

Labeling groups

If you have Expression Off-Line, you may assign labels to your groups. Group labels can consist of any combination of letters, numbers and symbols, and may be up to 16 characters long.

Follow these steps to label a group:

Keystrokes: Action:
1. Press [Blind]. Selects Blind display mode
2. Press [Group] [1]. Prompt reads:
Group mode – To recall a group, select the number and set it to a level To create or modify a group, select the number and press ENTER
3. Press [Enter]. Prompt reads:
Select channel numbers
4. Press [Label].a Prompt reads:
Type group label
(F6 = clear to end, F7 = last group label, F8 = next group label)
5. Use the alphanumeric keyboard to enter a label. Corner displays your label
6. Press [Enter]. Group 1 is labeled

Not available on the Express console. You may type keyboard equivalent “B” in Expression Off-Line as a substitute for the Label key.
61 For information about Expression Off-Line and how to order it, see Expression OffLine.

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