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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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Make LED Cell Layouts Fast – Tips and Cloning Trick – grandma2
30 Jun
2020
Written by catwest

Make LED Cell Layouts Fast – Tips and Cloning Trick – grandma2 »

If you're using multi-instance LED fixtures in your show (who isn't????), you're gonna want to set up a nice, clean layout for them.

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MA3D Tips: DMX Camera and Moving Paths
18 May
2020
Written by catwest

MA3D Tips: DMX Camera and Moving Paths »

Recently, I had the pleasure of working with the students at CalArts, who were creating their final design projects in MA 3D. I made them a short video explaining how to implement a DMX Camera and Moving Paths so they could give a little extra liveliness to their renderings.

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18 in 2018- Day Eighteen: Layout Feedback
18 Jan
2018
Written by catwest

18 in 2018- Day Eighteen: Layout Feedback »

Last day! Day 18 of our "18 in 2018" workshop. Thanks for sticking with me. We'll look at using yesterday's fixture profile to put visual feedback information about the state of your show into your layouts. This last tip is an idea that you can build on and modify for your own purposes.

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