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How grandMA2 Effects Really Work
13 Oct
2020
Written by catwest

How grandMA2 Effects Really Work »

You can already make effects- but do you know WHY they do what they do? I'm going to take you thru the math of how they work- and what ALL of those different options do: visually.

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grandMA2 Cloning – Bonus Tips
6 Oct
2020
Written by catwest

grandMA2 Cloning – Bonus Tips »

In this followup to my Guide to Cloning a Touring Rig to a Festival Rig, I'm offering 3 shortcut alternatives that you can use if you like.

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MA2 DMX Sheet and Built In DMX Tester
29 Sep
2020
Written by catwest

MA2 DMX Sheet and Built In DMX Tester »

This time, we're digging into the DMX sheet - seeing the literal in's and out's. We're also going to setup our grandMA2 as the world's most expensive DMX tester.

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Song Macros – A Few Different Styles for grandMA2
22 Sep
2020
Written by catwest

Song Macros – A Few Different Styles for grandMA2 »

Got a show with multiple songs in it? Macros are the best way to navigate the setlist. I'll show you a couple of styles, using numbers, names, variables and referenced macros.

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Macros to Copy Effect Lines – grandMA2
8 Sep
2020
Written by catwest

Macros to Copy Effect Lines – grandMA2 »

These 2 macros are gonna save you so much time when you're making effects. I'll show you how to write both macros, and alternatively- how to just key it in, if you want to skip the macros entirely.

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How to Set Up a Full Tracking Backup – grandMA2
18 Aug
2020
Written by catwest

How to Set Up a Full Tracking Backup – grandMA2 »

The grandMA2 does a FANTASTIC job when it comes to full tracking backup consoles. When set up correctly, if you lose a station during a show - you can seamlessly keep running on your backup! I'll take you through my personal best practices and the options I like to use (and not use), so that I don't have any unexpected hiccups during a gig.

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Tracking Sheet and Sequence Contents- grandMA2
4 Aug
2020
Written by catwest

Tracking Sheet and Sequence Contents- grandMA2 »

These are 2 windows on the console that are super helpful, but often overlooked. They can be a little confusing until you know how to work with them. I want to help you see how you can get the most of these sheets.

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grandma2 Cloning: Clone a Tour to a Festival Rig
28 Jul
2020
Written by catwest

grandma2 Cloning: Clone a Tour to a Festival Rig »

Cat's 8 Steps to a Successful Clone In this video, I'm going to take you through how I clone a touring showfile to a festival rig... start to finish! This is a big clone, but I'll explain it all and show you the types of macros I use. Seriously, this is how I do it every time, and it works for me - every time! If you can clone a full showfile, every other type of cloning is easy!

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Partial Show Read – grandMA2
21 Jul
2020
Written by catwest

Partial Show Read – grandMA2 »

We're going to use the example of PSRing a festival showfile into a touring showfile - but you can PSR any 2 shows into one.

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Import a Patch to Your Showfile – grandMA2
14 Jul
2020
Written by catwest

Import a Patch to Your Showfile – grandMA2 »

See how to use the Export/ Import syntax to bring in a patch from another showfile, or from the VWX plugin, or another visualizer.

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