Zero88 sirius 24

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This is the old, analogue desk no longer in use in the studio. For the current desk, see Lighting Desk.
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Two Sirius 24 desks sitting side by side

An old analogue lighting desk. Features include:

  • Analog (0-10v)
  • 24 channel
  • 2 preset
  • 99 memories
  • 99 chases
    • each of 99 steps
  • Output via DB25
  • Two of them
    • The chaser section on the keyed desk one doesn't respond.

The On button!

Only turn the desk on or off when all the dimmers are off - the desk flashes everything to 100%, and if the bulbs are cold, you'll shorten their lives... The button is on the back of the desk, on the right.

Help! it's broke!

  • No it isn't.
  • Desk plugged in?
  • On switch?
  • DBO switch?
  • Masters?
  • Control cables in right dimmer sockets?
  • Dimmers on?
  • Dimmer electronics & preheat on?
  • Dimmer outputs plugged into right patchbay place?
  • Lights in correct ceiling sockets?
  • ceiling sockets turned on?
    • Diagram on wall - check that?
  • swap out Light for another one?
    • Still doesn't work >> dimmer needs a new fuse. Please add to techie to do list on the website.
    • Does work >> light needs a new bulb. add this to the techie to do section on the website.
  • Get help.

Master section

  • Grand Master
    • overall control of desk, when this is down, nothing comes on.
  • DBO
    • It's a flicky switch for cutting everything off
    • Don't play with it - if it breaks in OFF, then you've had it!
  • Each row of faders has a master (with matching colour!)
  • Flash master
    • when in RUN mode and "flash" is set to flash the buttons under each row of faders cause those respective items to go to 100%
    • The flash master controls the maximum value of the flash..
  • Chaser master
    • controls the level of the chase


Basic States

  • Push everything Down
  • Desk in Run Mode
  • Grand master up
  • Preset master up (you choose which)
  • Twiddle corresponding coloured rows faders, things happen.

To set a different preset (one per row), leave everything as it is

  • Push the other preset master up, and the old one down
  • Twiddle other row of faders.

Programming memories

The Zero88 desk allows you to pre-configure your lighting using memories. Heres how to program a memory:

  • Using the Dial or keyswitch, put the desk into Program mode. (shown with red L.E.D on sides of dial / keyswitch).
  • Set all the sliders to 0. Zero.
  • Pull up the grand master(the very bottom, right slider).
  • Pull up the "B" Master (The "presets" fader with the same colour as those of the 2nd top line of faders - red or blue.)
  • Make sure you are using the 2nd row of presets for the above instruction. NOT doing this will mean all your states to be programmed won't be programmed!
  • Set the required lighting state - fiddle with 2nd row of sliders until all looks good. etc.etc.
  • On the lower part of the Desk, to the right of those six faders, there are program memory buttons. use them to select the memory you want to program - (1 to 99).
  • are you sure you like that lighting state? OK, hit (gently!) the "program memory" button.
  • Job done.

Transferring a memory to a "manual master"

  • In program mode.
  • choose the appropriate memory using memory up & down buttons.
  • slide fully up, the "manual master" you want to transfer to...
  • press that slider's "transfer".
  • the memory you transferred's number will appear for that "manual master"'s fader.
  • Job done. Test it by leaving all sliders down apart from grand master & that "manual master" - if lights are on, good! if not, try again!

Manual