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  • #100069
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    Q: Imagine a scenario where you’ve built your input channels according to an input list from a rider. You realize day of show that instead of only 2 guitar channels they need one additional guitar channel and the operator naturally wants it to fall on the desk next to the other two.

    I realize I can go to the end of the input list, add the guitar channel, drag and drop it next to the others I made in director the day before, however the operator also is requesting that the input patch to the stage box stays 1:1 (against adding the additional guitar at the end of the patch even if I can make it visually be next to the others on the desk).

    Now imagine a crew that wants to add a handful of new changes to the show you pre-built. Once you add their additional channels at the end of the patch, drag and drop those where they want them physically on the desk, and re-patch the I/O so it’s 1:1 to their updated patch, your Slink patch looks crazy visually! Also, channel “numbers” in the scribble strip are misleading (even though I know you can see the I/O channel port there!)

    Basically, is there a way to bump around input channels, so that the I/O matches up with the input list? Like drag and drop in the I/O section to stay 1:1 to patch

    Thanks! I realize it’s nutty

    #100075
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    SteffenR
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    Imagine there are still people out there they use strategies established 25 years ago to avoid patch confusion… no matter which desk is used… just using their brain

    #100079
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    HAH!

    I just like that clean patch hatch look, it sounds better that way :/

    #100084
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    SteffenR
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    It just sounds straight… sometimes it’s boring that way… 😉

    #100103
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    Patrick-Giles Maillot created a program for the X32 that did exactly this (called the X32CustomLayer). It would move channels around by copying and pasting them into whatever order you specified. I didn’t need to use it very often, but it was a really useful tool when you did need it.

    I have no idea if the Avantis exposes their control protocol enough for someone to create a similar program for the Avantis.

    https://sites.google.com/site/patrickmaillot/x32#h.i4tduyqh6jox

    #101943
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    Did you ever find a solution to this?

    #102011
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    Dan
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    Nope. Just get used to ignoring the channel numbers. I’ve committed myself to unthinking that the channel number means stagebox/input number.

    Perhaps it’d be nice to have no channel numbers – after all they are just vessels for whatever input you desire. It’s often just a meaningless number

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