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Hey, I just bought a Stage CL for the theater I work for!

I run a Hybrid setup with incandescent light for FOH, driven by a conventionnal dimmer, and LEDs on stage.
I would like to optimise the very limited number of faders on the CL (avoiding using the second page) by combining mutiple dimmer channels on the same fader, using the color encoder as a "pan" control to balance/select channels. Like, a press on the encoder gets the two channels 100% (but of course following the fader). turning the encoder left gradually dims the lower channel, eventually to zero, while higher channel stays full. Opposite if you turn right.
How about that?


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Hey, I just bought a Stage CL for the theater I work for!

I run a Hybrid setup with incandescent light for FOH, driven by a conventionnal dimmer, and LEDs on stage.
I would like to optimise the very limited number of faders on the CL (avoiding using the second page) by combining mutiple dimmer channels on the same fader, using the color encoder as a "pan" control to balance/select channels. Like a press on the encoder gets the two channels equal (but of course following the fader). turning the encoder left gradually dims the lower channel, eventually to zero, while higher channel stays full. Opposite if you turn right.
How about that?

You could patch your Dimmer pairs as 2 channel Warm White / Cool White LEDs. That way the fader will control the overall level of the pair of dimmers and the Hue & Saturation encoders will scale the level of each dimmer.


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OK, thanks!
I will try this as soon as I can.
I understand that I will have to manipulate two controls if I want to pan between the two channels, which is not very convenient nor intuitive...
I would certainly plea that the "panpot" method I described be implemented.


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OK, thanks!
I will try this as soon as I can.
I understand that I will have to manipulate two controls if I want to pan between the two channels, which is not very convenient nor intuitive...
I would certainly plea that the "panpot" method I described be implemented.

One other thing that might help you is that pressing on the encoders will step between 0%, 50% and 100% for each of the channels.


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Unfortunately I don't see how this will help me achieve what I want...

The answer I hoped to get was: Yes, great idea. We will work on implementing your trick in the forthcoming software update... ;-)


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... I don't see any generic fixture in the library as "cool white/warm white"...


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... I don't see any generic fixture in the library as "cool white/warm white"...

It’s very easy to make one. To do this open the Patch window > Library tab. Then tap the ‘New’ button.
See page 4.5 of the user manual.
https://jands.com/downloads/stagecl/Sta ... _Guide.pdf


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