Default Preset

The default preset (sometimes known as the Home preset), is the preset that defines the default values for all fixtures in the show. That is to say, the fixtures will be at these values when not active in the programmer, and there are no playbacks running.

Modifying Default Values

You can customize the default values for any fixture attribute by recording the desired levels to the “Defaults” preset on the Default preset page. (Changes to default values cannot be deleted or reset, but they can be re-recorded.)

Say, for example, that you would like to change the default value for the Mac Viper Profile CTC wheel to 100 percent because you simply can’t live another day without its CTC filter.

You could accomplish that as follows.
  1. Clear the Programmer.
  2. Select all Mac Viper Profile fixtures.
  3. Press the Color Parameter Group LCD button.
  4. Set the CTC filter to 100%.
  5. Open the Presets screen.
  6. Navigate to the Default preset page.
  7. Press Record.
  8. Press the Defaults preset button.
  9. Press the Merge or Replace soft button when asked.
Editing Default Values

You can edit the Defaults preset just as you edit a normal preset.

  1. Clear the Programmer.
  2. Open the Presets screen.
  3. Navigate to the Default preset window.
  4. Press Edit.
  5. Press the Defaults preset button.
  6. Add, remove or change values in the programmer.
  7. Press Update.
Loading Default Values

To load the default value for a singe attribute:

  1. Clear the Programmer.
  2. Select the fixtures or group to load.
  3. Press the LCD button for the desired parameter group.
  4. Press and hold the Load button.
  5. Press the hard button over the track belt or press down the encoder wheel (M1, M2GO, M2PC) for the desired attribute, for example, CTC.
  6. Release the Load button.

If you had actually changed the default value for the Mac Viper Profile CTC wheel to 100% as described above and used this procedure to load the default value into the Programmer, the screen would look as shown below.

To load the default values for an attribute group:
  1. Clear the Programmer.
  2. Select the fixtures or group to load.
  3. Press and hold the Load button.
  4. Press the LCD button for the desired parametergroup.
  5. Release the Load button.

Default values for an attribute type (pan/tilt, color, etc.) can also be loaded into the Programmer - without clearing it first - through the command line as described below, using “0” as the preset number. For example, the command @ COLOR 0 ENTER loads the default color attributes for the selected fixtures.

To load all default values for the selected fixtures:

Selected fixtures (that are not under the control of a playback) can be loaded into the Programmer with all of their default attribute values by pressing Load Load or Load Enter.

Note that pressing Load Load or Load Enter when the fixtures are under the control of playbacks will load their onstage values into the programmer, This will be discussed more later in the Load chapter.