This is the CLS DMX144 Compact Light Mixer Let’s get starting
The first you see in the display when you connect the power is the software version.
Press one F-key to remove the startup text in the display.
MIX-MODE Mixing, Saving, Editing SCENES
You will see The Mix-Mode screen in the display.
Set the Master fader to maximum.
Selecting a program: Press and hold the Prg
The display tells you to Choose PROG with flash button
Do it !
Selecting a Group: Press and hold the Grp: STOP ! What is a group ???
GROUP = 1 page of the DMX144’s faders. Group 1 = DMX Channels Group 2 = DMX Channels Group 3 = DMX Channels Group 4 = DMX Channels Group 5 = DMX Channels Group 6 = DMX Channels Group 7 = DMX Channels Group 8 = DMX Channels Group 9 = DMX Channels Group 10 = DMX Channels Group 11 = DMX Channels Group 12 = DMX Channels
Selecting a Group: Press and hold the Grp:
The display tells you to Choose GROUP with flash button Do it !
The display tells you to Choose GROUP with flash button The Led’s will light. It is possible to select more than 1 group, up to 12, at the same time.
Mix the lights the way you want them.
Save the scene to memory: Press and hold the Mem button.
The display will tell you to Choose SCENE with flash button
The display will tell you that the Scene is now saved…
Save the Scene to the next flashknob…
Mix again and save the Scene to the next flashknob… and so on, up to number 12.
Select a new program: Press and hold the Prg
The display tells you to Choose PROG with flash button
Choose the next Prog
The display tells you the name of the next program The internal limit of capacity: 12 Prog with 12 Scene each.
Press and Hold the Edit knob. With this function you can EDIT a Scene that is Saved.
The display tells you to Choose SCENE with a flash knob.
The display tells you that the Scene is loaded and it is ready for Editing.
Change the Scene as you wish.
Save the Scene to the same location or another by holding the… Mem knob and…
Save the Scene to the same location or another by holding the… Mem knob while…
Pressing a flash knob. The display tells you that the Scene is Saved. This function can also be used to Copy Scenes to other locations.
PROGRAM-MODE Running, Naming, Copying PROGRAMS
Press and release the Prg knob: This takes you to Program-Mode.
Program-Mode: Running, Naming, Copying of Programs.
Selecting a program in Program- Mode: Press and hold the Prg knob:
The display tells you to Choose PROG with flash button Do it !
The display tells you that you Get Prg: and the name of it.
Choose the SCENES directly on flashknobs.
Adjust the Crossfading time between the Scenes with fader 12. NB! Master on maximum.
Naming Programs: Press and release the Nam knob.
Choose character with the Master fader.
Move the cursor with the F1 and F2 knobs.
When finished: Press Save.
Copying Programs: Press and release the Copy knob.
Copy Program Menu.
Press and hold the From knob. This is the Source Program. Choose Program with flashknob
Press and hold the To knob. This is the Destination Program. Choose Program with flashknob
Press OK to confirm, the display tells you the progress indication and the Program is copied.
Press Xit to leave the Program-Mode
SETUP-MODE Reset Patch, Fade On/Off, Patch This is functions for more experience users.
In Mix-Mode: Press and release the Edit knob.
This takes you to the Setup-Menu.
Press and release the Rst knob. RESET Patch Menu.
Press Yes to confirm that you want to Reset all Patching. WARNING ! Are you sure ?
The display tells you that the Patching is now RESET…
Press and release the Fad:
This takes you to the Fade On/Off Menu.
Ex: Let’s say that you have a movinghead and it has the color wheel on channel 1, the gobo wheel on channel 2 and the pan and tilt on ch. 3 and 4. If the fader is on (default) on every channel and you want the movinghead to move Slowly from one direction to another. At the same time you want to change color and gobo. What will happened ? Yes, the movinghead will move slowly as you programmed, but the color- and gobo wheel will also move slowly till it reach the right color and gobo, resulting that it is changing colors and gobos in the hole movement. When you have the possibility to turn off the fading on channel 1 and 2, the movinghead will changes the color- and gobo instantly, but the pan and tilt will move slowly as it should. Why Fade On or Off menu ?
Fade On/Off Menu.
Choose DMX ch. that you want to Fade or not with the Master Fader. Turn Fade On or Off with F1 or F3.
Press and release the Ptch knob: This takes you to the PATCH Menu
With the Patch-Menu you can change the DMX channels… on the Faders of the DMX144.
This means that you can control other DMX ch. than the one… that is default on the faders.
Ex: Somebody on stage has reversed the connection on lamp 13 and 14. What to do ?
In Patch-Menu: Move the Master Fader and press DEL on ch They are now ready to be Patched.
Find the DMX Ch.14 and press Mix Ch.(F3)
Find the Mixers ch. 13 and confirm with OK. NB! You will see that it is only Deleted channels that is available.
TIPS: If you don’t know which DMX number your lights are using, just look at the lamps when you move the master fader. You will see that the light is changing from one lamp to another as you changes the DMX Channel. The mixer is sending out value of 80%.
Press Exit to leave the Patch Menu
CARD-MENU Load and Save Patch Programs Fade On/Off The Card Menu is only available with a CLS Memory Card inserted !
CLS Memory Card Expand the DMX144’s Memory
Insert the Memory Card in the Mixers Memory Card slot.
Press and Release the Mem knob.
This takes you to the Card-Menu.
Press and Release the Load knob.
This takes you to the Load from Card Menu
Press and Release the Patch knob. OVERWRITTEN !!! NB! The internal Memory will be
The display tells you that the Patching is LOADED from Card.
Press and Release the Prg knob. NB! The internal Memory will be OVERWRITTEN !!!
The display tells you that the Program is Copying from Card and the progress indicator up to 100%.
Press and Release the Fad knob. NB! The internal Memory will be OVERWRITTEN !!!
The display tells you that the Fade Settings is LOADED from Card.
Press and Release the Save knob.
This takes you to the Save to Card Menu
Press and Release the Patch knob. OVERWRITTEN !!! NB! The Card will be
The display tells you that the Patching is Saved to Card.
Press and Release the Prg knob. NB! The Card will be OVERWRITTEN !!!
The display tells you that the Program is Copying to Card and the progress indicator up to 100%.
Press and Release the Fad knob. NB! The Card will be OVERWRITTEN !!!
The display tells you that the Fade Settings is Saved to Card.
CHASE-MODE Auto, Sound or Foot control of PROGRAMS
Chase-Menu: Press and hold the Chaser knob. Choose Chase mode: Auto
While holding the Chase knob: Press and release Auto and Chase AUTO-CHASE
Choose programs for the Auto Chase with flash knobs.
It is possible to select up to all of the 12 programs with 12 scenes each.
Adjust the length of the Scene’s Pause with fader 11.
Adjust the Speed of the Cross-Fade between Scenes with fader 12.
Press and hold the Chaser knob. Choose Chase mode: Sound
While holding the Chase knob: Press and release Sound and Chase SOUND-CHASE
Choose programs for the Sound Chase with flash knobs.
Connect an audio signal from a sound source… to the DMX144 audio in.
Adjust the sensitivity of the audio signal with fader 10. The scenes will change in sync with the music.
Press and hold the Chaser knob. Choose Chase mode: Foot
While holding the Chase knob: Press and release Foot and Chase FOOT-CHASE
Connect a stereo minijack from a double Footswitch Controller.
Choose programs with flashknobs.
Right knob = Stepping up Scenes. Left knob = Blackout. Changes Scenes from the Foot-Controller.
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