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Version: 15.0

Front Panel Buttons

The Select and Flash buttons associated with fader handles, and the macro/executor buttons are configurable and you can use them in various ways.

Select and Flash buttons#

Each fader handle on the console has buttons associated with it.

ย A Select button

ย B Flash button

On the Diamond 9 the buttons are arranged like this for the rotary faders and the linear faders:

Diamond Select and Flash

On the Sapphire Touch the buttons are like this for the upper and lower faders. The Sapphire Touch also has a black button with each handle which can be assigned a function using Key Profiles.

Sapphire Select and Flash

On all other consoles, the buttons are arranged like this:

Arena Select and Flash

Key profiles#

The console allows you to change the function of the Select and 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.

Key macro buttons#

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 most workspace windows, on the dedicated Macro/executor buttons and on the handle buttons. There is also a dedicated Macro button window which can be shown in the workspace. The macro/executor/workspace button legends are shown in the Static Playbacks workspace window. The 10 Macro buttons on the Tiger Touch 1 correspond to the first 10 macros in the Macros window.

  • The Diamond 9 has an additional six macro buttons with dedicated legend display in between the two banks of playback faders.

  • The Arena also has two additional Macro buttons on the bottom left corner of the console.

To record a macro:

  1. Press the Macro button (above keypad)
  2. Select Full Speed or Real Time.
  3. Press Record
  4. 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.
  5. Press the sequence of buttons you want to record.
  6. 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.

Keyboard shortcuts#

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.

KeyActionKeyAction
F1Open user manualCtrl XCut text
F2Activate windowCtrl CCopy text
F3Minimise/MaximiseCtrl VPaste text
Shift F3Next windowCtrl ASelect all text
F4Size/PositionCtrl ZUndo
Shift F4Move to other screenCtrl YRedo
F5Close windowAlt CClear
Shift F5Close all windowsAlt RRecord menu
F6Open Playbacks windowAlt AToggle Avo menu
F7Open Fixtures windowAlt LLocate
F8Open Groups windowAlt PPatch
F9Open Colours windowAlt โ‡‘ DDisk menu
F10Open Positions windowAlt โ‡‘ SSystem menu
F11Gobos/Beams windowAlt VOpen/View menu
F12Open Channel GridAlt GGo
EscExit menuAlt DDelete
EnterEnterAlt โ‡‘ CCopy
Alt 1Softkey AAlt MMove
Alt 2Softkey BAlt UUnfold
Alt 3Softkey CAlt IInclude
Alt 4Softkey DAlt โ‡‘ RRelease
Alt 5Softkey EAlt SShape
Alt 6Softkey FAlt โ‡‘ TFixture Tools/ML Menu
Alt 7Softkey GAlt BBlind
Alt โ‡‘ FFixtureAlt OOff
Alt โ‡‘ PPaletteAlt FFan
Alt โ‡‘ MMacroAlt โ‡‘ OAttribute options
Alt โ‡‘ GGroupAlt โ‡‘ LLatch menu
/ (num)ThroAlt QCue/Connect
* (num)@Alt WOpen Window
- (num)NotAlt TTimes
+ (num)AndAlt โ‡‘ UUpdate
Alt โ†Previous fixtureAlt โ‡‘ ISelect If
Alt โ†’Next fixture
Alt โ†‘All
Alt โ†“Highlight

โ‡‘ means shift

(num) means on the numeric keypad

Locking the console#

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 Lock, 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 Display (v13: 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.

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