rooms.png Rooms


Adding Rooms to your show file is not necessary for all applications, but if you're in a ballroom with movable air-walls or in a museum with multiple disassociated rooms it's highly desirable. One advantage of putting Lights into Rooms is it will allow you to reduce clutter in the Select Grid so you only see the lights you're working on. Also, when you add Choreo NSB wall stations to your network, you'll want to put them in Rooms too as this will automatically filter the playback of Memories to just the lights in the same Space as the current wall station.


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Adding Rooms to your Show

  1. Press the Setup Button uber_tool_artboards_wrench.png

  2. Press Rooms

  3. Press Add Room uber_tool_artboards_plus_green.png for as many rooms as you need. Adding Rooms adds a row to the Rooms grid.


  1. Note that for each Room you add, a Space column is added. By default, each Room is 'in' its own Space as determined by the red square. This will not always be the case and depends on the function your venue is being used for during this show.
  2. Touch the Room row header to Name each room. (i.e., "Hall A", "Lobby", "Work Lights").
  3. If you want, you can Name the Spaces too by touching the column header. (i.e., "Mary's Wedding", "Corporate Speech", "Vacant").


  1. Associate each Space with a Memory page. If you're controlling downlights, wall sconces, cove lighting and chandleries, each Space may use the same Memory page as each Room likely has the same compliment of each lights. If each Room has vastly different lighting, you may want to add specific Memory Pages for each. For example, the Lobby lights may have no recorded Memory that would make sense for the backstage work lights.
  2. If your show file has architectural wall stations and those have been placed in Rooms (see Choreo NSB in Setup), you'll need to indicate which Memories on the Page are controlled by Buttons, which by Sliders and whether or not you want to use one of the Sliders as a Master for the Space.

Controlling the Room Combinations

By default, when you add Rooms, each Room is in its own Space. That is shown by a diagonal line of red boxes as seen above. At any time, you can combine Rooms that are serving the same purpose into a single Space. Say, if you combine Rooms A and B, then all Lights in Room A and B will be in the same Space, as will all Choreo NSB station that are in those Rooms.


There are two screens that allow you to combine Rooms into Spaces. From SETUP | ROOMS touch the square where the Room and Space intersect. Alternatively, when in Wall Statio Mode, press rooms.png Rooms beside the unlock.png Unlock. You will see the same grid of Rooms and Spaces you see in Setup.


 For some functions, it's possible all air-wall are removed and the whole ballroom is being rented to one client; hence everything shares the same Space. In this case, the there would be a full column of red squares and which space they're in is only necessary if you want to specify one Memory Page over another.


Muting Choreo NSB Stations in a Room or Space

In some situations, like during events, you might want some of the network sliders or buttons in public areas to be disabled. To Mute all the stations in a Room, Shift Click the Room row header room_station_muted.png. To Mute all station in a Space, Shift Click the Space column header space_stations_muted.png. When in Wall Statio Mode, press rooms.png Rooms. To mute or unmute stations just click the Room or the Space. (There is no shift in this view.) There also Actions to achieve these functions which you can assign to Play Schedule events, Cues or Memories. Those Memories themselves can be associated with a Network Button Station so one NSB can mute or unmute other NSB stations.


You can also mute and unmute individual stations in SETUP | CHOREO NSB by highlighting the desired stations an pressmute_nsb.png Toggle Mute.

Adding Lights to a Room

Once you have added Rooms in Setup, you can Select lights by touching them individually or using Groups then touch Settings.png Settings then programming_artboards_edit-virtual.pngProperties.




Specify which Room the lights are in using Use the arrows uber_tool_artboards_spinner_up.pnguber_tool_artboards_spinner_down.png to. By default, lights are not assigned a room and appear "Globally". Putting lights in Rooms also allows you to limit the number of lights you see in Select when you apply a Filter.

Adding Choreo NSB stations to a Room

When you add Choreo NSB stations to a Room, highlight the station and press programming_artboards_edit.png EDIT. Use the uber_tool_artboards_bug_a.pngarrows uber_tool_artboards_spinner_up.pnguber_tool_artboards_spinner_down.png  to select the Room. See Choreo NSB on how to configure a station to control Memories regardless of Room configuration.

Displaying what is in a Room

From the SELECT task, you can Filter the lights shown on the screen to just those in a specific Room by pressing uber_tool_artboards_filter.pngFilter then selecting the Room. When programming a system with multiple Rooms, it is advisable to set RECORD ONLY CHANGES to "Yes" in SETUP | SYSTEM.