Need to pre-program or tweak your show before you get to the venue? No problem, just run the Titan Simulator on your PC. You can then load your show and simulate any of the Titan consoles, using an on-screen "virtual panel".
Avolites hardware must be connected via USB to allow you to run Titan Simulator - either an Editor AvoKey, T1, T2 or Mobile. Editor AvoKeys are available from the Avolites website shop.
Installing Titan Simulator
You will need a Windows user account with Administrator privileges to install or run Titan Simulator. From v12, to run the Titan Simulator an Editor AvoKey must be connected, or a T1/T2 device.
See minimum PC specifications for details of the PC requirements.
- Capture visualiser requires a capable graphics card. If you have problems with Capture,
ensure you have installed the latest drivers for your graphics card from the manufacturer.
Simply download and run the Titan PC Suite installer from the Avolites website. The first time you run the Editor you will need to license the software to the AvoKey; follow the instructions given on screen by the Authenticator system.
Once licensed, you have a choice of how Titan will operate:
If you run the Titan Go application with an Editor AvoKey, you will get one universe of DMX (via Art-Net) with no spoilers. With a T1 or T2 connected you will get one or two universes of DMX via XLR and Art-Net with no spoilers.
If you start Titan Simulator and run a simulated console, you will get full DMX output on all universes but periodically random DMX values will be sent down all DMX outputs as a "spoiler", please wait for this to stop before continuing programming.
Running Titan Simulator
When you start Titan Simulator you need to select which console you are simulating. The simulator will then open a Virtual Panel, which replicates the physical controls of your chosen console, and monitor windows for each of the monitor outputs.
The touch screen display is shown separately from the Virtual Panel. It is helpful to have two monitors to allow you to see the touch screen and the Virtual Panel at the same time.
The Virtual Panel works exactly the same as the real panel; to hold a button down so you can press a second button, right click it using the mouse.
Using Virtual Panel with a console
As well as its use with the simulator, you can also run the Virtual Panel on a console. This could be handy to keep things going if you are suffering hardware problems with the real console controls.
To show the Virtual Panel, click the Tools menu on the toolbar, then select Other Programs, then Virtual Panel. The Virtual Panel controls will work in parallel with the real controls.