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Recording groups on Express consoles


The console allows you to record frequently used combinations of channels into units called groups. You may record up to 500 groups. Once you record a group, it can be combined with other channels and groups to create cues, submasters, effects, focus points or other groups. The principal difference between a group and a cue is that a group cannot be played back through a fader or slider. Consequently, it has no fade times, wait times or other playback attributes. Group numbers, which are independent of cue numbers, are whole numbers in the range of 1 to 999.

Recording a group from newly selected channels

Keystrokes: Action:
1. Press [Stage]. Selects the Stage display
2. Press [1] [Thru] [5] [Full] [And] [8] [And] [1][0] [At] [5] [Enter]. Select channels and set levels
3. Press [Record] [Group]. Prompt reads:
To record group, select number and press ENTER
4. Press [1]. Selects group 1 to record
5. Press [Enter]. Records group 1

Recording a group from a look on stage

Keystrokes: Action:
1. Press [Stage]. Selects Stage display mode
2. Press [Record] [Group]. Prompt reads:
To record group, select number and press ENTER
To cancel, press CLEAR
3. Press [2]. Enters the group number you want to record
Corner reads: Group 2
4. Press [Enter]. Records group 2

Recording a group using Solo

There are two ways to select channels with Solo: while clearing other independent channels such as other lights and while clearing ALL other channels, including non- independent ones. See Recording a cue using Solo, for the procedures to use, substituting the [Group] key where those procedures specify the [Cue] key.

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