The blue and grey buttons associated with fader handles, and the macro/executor buttons are configurable and you can use them in various ways.
The console allows you to change the function of the blue select and grey flash panel buttons (and the black buttons on Sapphire Touch). You can also change the way some of the touch keys work. You can save your settings as a Key Profile. Different profiles can be selected for different users or to enhance the operation of the console for a particular use.
Lighting programming can sometimes require a repeated sequence of button presses. You can record sequences of keypresses and play them back with a single keypress -- this is called a macro. The macro can reproduce the timing of your button presses (Real Time mode) or just repeat the sequence of buttons with no timing (Full Speed mode).
Real Time mode is useful when you are using a macro to reproduce a lighting effect, for example a sequence of flash buttons. Full Speed mode is more useful for admin tasks such as changing console mode.
Macros can be stored in the dedicated buttons on the top right of the panel, on the grey handle buttons, and in the Macro button window which can be shown in the workspace. The top right panel macro buttons correspond to the first 20 macros in the window (10 on Tiger Touch).
The Arena also has two additional Macro buttons on the bottom left corner of the console.
To record a macro:
Press the Macro button (above keypad)
Select Full Speed or Real Time.
Press a suitable empty button on the panel, or an empty button in the Macro window on the screen. Recording starts. The Insert/Macro button flashes during recording.
Press the sequence of buttons you want to record.
Press Record Macro to finish recording.
To play back the macro, just press or touch the button where you recorded the macro. The macro will repeat all your button presses, with correct timings if you selected Real Time mode.
Many features of the console can be controlled by shortcuts on the keyboard. These are especially useful when using Titan Mobile or Titan Simulator.
The Titan application "captures" the keyboard on start up, meaning that if you try to use other applications at the same time they will not receive keypresses. Pressing Break on the keyboard releases the keyboard for other applications but disables all text entry for Titan including the shortcut keys; changing menus will reconnect the keyboard to Titan.
Shortcuts are shown on the next page.
F1 Open user manual Ctrl X Cut text
F2 Activate window Ctrl C Copy text
F3 Minimise/Maximise Ctrl V Paste text
Shift F3 Next window Ctrl A Select all text
F4 Size/Position Ctrl Z Undo
Shift F4 Move to other screen Ctrl Y Redo
F5 Close window Alt C Clear
Shift F5 Close all windows Alt R Record menu
F6 Open Playbacks window Alt A Toggle Avo (shift) menu
F7 Open Fixtures window Alt L Locate
F8 Open Groups window Alt P Patch
F9 Open Colours window Alt ⇑ D Disk menu
F10 Open Positions window Alt ⇑ S System mode
F11 Gobos/Beams window Alt V Open/View menu
F12 Open Channel Grid Alt G Go
Esc Exit menu Alt D Delete
Enter Enter Alt ⇑ C Copy
Alt 1 Softkey A Alt M Move
Alt 2 Softkey B Alt U Unfold
Alt 3 Softkey C Alt I Include
Alt 4 Softkey D Alt ⇑ R Release
Alt 5 Softkey E Alt S Shape
Alt 6 Softkey F Alt T Fixture Tools/ML Menu
Alt 7 Softkey G Alt B Blind
Alt ⇑ F Fixture Alt O Off
Alt ⇑ P Palette Alt F Fan
Alt ⇑ M Macro Alt ⇑ O Attribute options
Alt ⇑ G Group Alt ⇑ L Latch menu
/ (num) Thro Alt ← Previous fixture
* (num) @ Alt → Next fixture
- (num) Not Alt ↑ All
+ (num) And Alt ↓ Highlight
⇑ means shift
(num) means on the numeric keypad
You can place a simple lock on the console controls to prevent people fiddling with it while you're not looking. Hold down Avo and press, then type a password (numbers or letters). To unlock, enter the password again, or restarting the console will also unlock it. After a few seconds, the "Enter password" prompt will fade out but will appear again if you press buttons or touch the screen. This is not a high-security lock, it's just to prevent passing idiots messing with it.
You can set a background image for the lock screen from the Lock Screen Background option in the General tab of User Settings (hold Avo, press User Settings). The image can be either loaded from a picture file or drawn using the touch screen.
If you load a picture file, the menu option Scaling Mode sets how the picture will be scaled to fill the screen.
None: Image is displayed 1:1
Letterbox: scales the image until it fills either the width or height of the screen, leaving black bars on the other edges of the screen.
Fill: scales the image until it fills the whole screen, keeping the aspect ratio
Stretch: scales the image until it fills the whole screen, ignoring the aspect ratio
The Clear softkey will remove the image.
While the console is locked, all functions are disabled except the DMX outputs and currently running playbacks.