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NSI NCM 6200 Operation Manual

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NCM 6200
Operation Manual
All information subject to change without notice
February 1997
NSI Corporation
PO BOX 2210
Tualatin OR 97062
Technical Service Phone 800-864-2502

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    NCM 6200 Operation Manual All information subject to change without notice February 1997 NSI Corporation PO BOX 2210 Tualatin OR 97062 Technical Service Phone 800-864-2502...

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    It has been reported that problems may exist in interfacing 2408 dimmer systems with NCM 6200 control consoles operating in the standard microplex mode. This is due to the short data output stream of the NCM 6200. The symptoms are that the console will operates the lights sluggishly on slow fades, and some lighting channels may appear to change intensity erratically.

  • Page 3: Control Functions

    3-PIN microphone cable to connect the NCM 6200 to your NSI Dimmer Packs. This link provides power to the NCM 6200 via the Dimmer Packs (pin 1: ground, pin 2: +15v DC) and also serves to send the microplex dimmer signal to the Dimmer Packs (pin3).

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    Page The NCM 6200 memory scenes are structured into 16 pages. Each page contains 8 memory scenes that can be accessed with the 8 scene select buttons. Pages are selected by using the Page button. Each tap of the Page button sequences to the next page.

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    Touch Sensitive Buttons All of the buttons on the NCM 6200 that initiate or deactivate scenes, operate such that tapping the button will cause fading to occur at the current fade rate determined by the Fade Rate slide control. Pressing and holding the...

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    The two-character digital LED display is located on the center of the front panel of the console. This display normally show the current memory page number when no special functions are active. The LED display will also indicate the status of special operation modes as listed below. DISPLAY MEANING Flash mode is currently active.

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    Scene Split The NCM 6200 has two autofaders available to the Scene Select buttons. This allows the user to have two scenes from the Scene Select buttons active at a time. For example, specials can be brought up and changed on one autofader while general lighting can remain on or be changed independently.

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    Flash button again, before trying to recall memory scenes. Chase Effects There are four (4) programmable chase effects available on the NCM 6200. Three of these are programmable to 32 steps, while the fourth one chases through the eight memory scenes of the current page.

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    scene select button corresponding to the scene to be crossfaded. Move the control to the opposite position to perform the crossfade. You may now repeat the above procedure to load a new scene and crossfade it manually. You may crossfade to the current channel slider levels by tapping the Go button after pressing the Load button.

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    CONFIGURING THE CONSOLE The Configure mode can be used to change the console's configurable functions such as memory lock, softpatch, number of dimmers, scene split. To change one of the configurable functions, tap the Config button until the LED display shows "CF". Now a specific configuration function can be selected by tapping the appropriate Memory Scene button as listed below.

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    Memory Scene button #5 : Softpatch The NSI NCM 6200 console can actually control up to 64 dimmer channels by the use of Softpatch. Each of the 16 control channels can be assigned to any number of dimmer channels between I and 64. Any dimmer channels assigned to a particular control channel will change intensity with the control channel.

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    When the Softpatch is completed, press the Memory button #8 to store in non-volatile memory, otherwise the patch will be lost on power-down. To turn Softpatch off, press memory scene button #1 until the digital display shows "off" when button #1 is held down.

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    Using the NCM 6200 console with a MIDI sequencer provides a completely automated lighting show. Since the MIDI data is in the same format a synthesizers, the NCM 6200 takes full advantage of overdubbing, editing, and auto-correcting features of your sequencer to produce very elaborate and complex lighting sequences.

  • Page 14: Console Recording And Playback

    CONSOLE RECORDING AND PLAYBACK The following paragraphs explain the recommended Procedure for recording lighting information on your sequencer. First, record all musical parts (drums, bass, etc.) on your sequencer. Next, establish a MIDI channel number to be used for all lighting parts that is different from the channels used for musical parts. Make sure that the 6200 console is configured to send and receive on that MIDI channel number.

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    COMMAND NOTE ON CONTROL CHANGE SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE CC NUMBER 64 or 123 DATA 11110000 (FOH) 01110111 (77H) 0000xxxx 0xxxx000 TRANSMITTED MIDI COMMANDS HEX CODE DATA 1001nnnn n = MIDI channel assignment 1-16 (0-15) 0kkkkkkk k = Lighting channel no. (32-47, 64-79) 0vvvvvvv v = Lighting channel intensity (0 - 127) 1011nnnn...

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    0 - 127 11110111 (F7H) EVENTS THAT TRIGGER MIDI TRANSMISSION EVENT TRANSMITTED COMMANDS AUTOFADES FADERATE LIGHTING INTENSITY LEVEL FOR EACH LIGHT CHANGED BUMP BUTTONS LIGHT ON LIGHT OFF CHASE SEL'D FADERATE CHASERATE CHASE NUMBER BLACKOUT BLACKOUT CONTROLLER HELD DOWN RESET MIDI DUMP CHECKSUM END OF SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE...

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    COMMAND NOTE ON CONTROL CHANGE PROGRAM CHANGE MIDI CLOCK SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE CONTROL NUMBER MESSAGE MIDI clock MIDI COMMANDS RECEIVED HEX CODE DATA 1001nnnn n = MIDI channel assignment 1-16 (0-15) 0kkkkkkk k = Lighting channel no. (32-47, 64-79) 0vvvvvvv v = Lighting channel intensity (0 - 127) 1011nnnn n = MIDI channel assignment 1-16 (0-15) 0kkkkkkk...

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    Note on Note on Note off Note on Note on Note off Note on Note on Note off PROGRAM NUMBER 0 - 15 64 - 79 81 - 84 NOTE CMDS ACCEPTED (Direct Dimmer Access Off) NOTE NUMBER NOTE VALUE 32 - 47 1 - 127 32 - 47...

  • Page 19: Nsi Corporation Limited Warranty

    NSI CORPORATION LIMITED WARRANTY NSI corporation warrants new electronics products to be free from defective materials and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase to the original owner when purchased from an authorized NSI dealer.

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