|The main theater of the Edward R. Murrow High School uses the ETC Express 48/96 computer control board. I believe that this is one of the best boards for educational theater. It's also a great board for theaters that have several different types of shows going on at any given time. It can be programmed to repeat cues with a single GO button. Or, you can use it like a regular two-scene pre-set board. I tend to use the manual functions when we have outside rental groups use the theater. Programming the computer part just takes too long with only one rehearsal.
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|Here are some valuable resources to help you learn how this board works.||The instruction manual (this is a huge, almost 4 meg, PDF file) & supplement.|
|Windows version of the software! Load this on your computer and you can do everything the board can do. Except actually run the dimmers. You could cue your whole show and simply load it, via disk, onto the board. I don't do this as I can't see the lighting on the actors or the set. However, I've taken the show disk home to do things like print out the cues, print out the patch, play with effects cues, etc....||Expression/Express Off-Line Software v.3.1|
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This is a manual two-scene pre-set 18 channel board.