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ETC SmartFade 2496 Lighting Control Console Dimmer Board: 24 Fader, 96 Channel

SKU: SF2496

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ETC SmartFade 2496 Lighting Control Console Dimmer Board: 24 Faders, 96 Channel

SmartFade compact lighting control console, from ETC.

Way more than a two-scene preset board. This is a compact console with serious power under the hood. Take it to a gig or make it your back-up board in a DMX system. Available in three configurations, SmartFade gives you big ETC lighting control quality at a compact price. Easy to use, powerful to play with - including a rich special-feature set when you need it.

You don't have to be a lighting professional to use SmartFade -- the most powerful little lighting desk you already know how to use.

ETC's Smart Solutions family just got even smarter, with SmartFade lighting control.

SmartFade 2496 is slightly larger than the SmartFade 1248, this console handles a larger dimmer count with ease. With simple access to control channels via individual faders, this console suits larger venues that need simple two-scene or single scene operation.

SmartFade offers a great feature range including hands-on manual control, memory driven operation, and an impressive array of features for systems work. SmartFade is perfect for any venue from a small touring show to an auditorium control console to a stage managers remote console.

Middle/High School Auditoriums
Community Theatre
House of Worship
Small TV studio
Trade Show

Preset or Memory style operation
24-Channel 2 scene mode with timed fades
96-Channel Normal mode with 576 memories
Fully programmable 199 step cue stack
24-Step sequences (chases) (48 available)
Tap tempo mode for sequence timing
Magic function for random output
10 Snapshot memories for temporary storage
Undo function
Master fader and Blackout button
Bumps master fader
Solo or pile-on mode for bump buttons
DMX Backup Mode – 48 Memories x 512 Channels
Multiple consoles can be linked via MIDI to increase channel count
DMX512 Output (1 universe of 512 channels)
DMX512 Input (1 universe of 512 channels)
USB interface to PC for software upgrades


24 channels in 2 scene mode; 96 channels in Normal mode
512 DMX Outputs; 512 DMX Inputs
576 memories in Normal mode
Cross fader pair for cue stacks or sequences
Manual, timed or rate-override playback in all modes
199 step cue stack
4 Sequence faders x 12 pages
24 step sequences
SD card slot for show backup
LCD menu for configuration and preview
English, French, German and Spanish language support

Channel Faders
--2 preset banks x 24 channels in 2 scene mode
-- 48 channel faders x 2 banks in Normal mode for access to all 96 channels
-- Individual bump buttons on all channel faders with solo or pile-on operation
Memory Faders
-- 48 memory faders x 12 pages in Normal mode for access to all 576 memories
-- Individual bump buttons on all memory faders with solo or pile-on operation
Backup Faders
-- 48 memory faders in DMX Backup mode for access to DMX backup looks
--Each memory can store 512 channels
-- Crossfader pair for manual, timed or rate-override playback in all modes with Go, Pause, Rate and Clear buttons
--Master fader and Blackout button
--Bumps fader
--Independent channels (IND1 and IND2)

Snapshot storage --Ten locations for temporary storage of memories
Magic --Magic function creates random levels and random chases.
--Memories, cue stack and sequences can be edited
-- Cue stack and sequence steps can be inserted, moved and deleted individually

DMX512 Output
DMX512 Input
MIDI out

Size: 26.9" x 10.3" x 2.4"

Wt: 10 lbs

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