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ETC IOS/EON Settings for Midi Show Control (MSC)

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These are the settings that we always set up in the IOS or EON family of ETC lighting desks for successful Midi Show Control (MSC) of Watchout.


  • SMPTE Time Code RX - Enabled
  • MIDI Time Code RX - Enabled
  • Resync Frames - 2
  • MSC Receive - Disabled (Unless you want to receive MSC from another device, but Watchout doesn't send MSC)
  • NSC Receive Channel - 0
  • ACN MIDI RX ID - 1
  • MSC Transmit - Enabled
  • MSC Transmit Channel - 0
  • ACN MIDI TX ID - 1 (Or whatever you have your device ID set to in Watchout.)
  • Analog Input - Enabled
  • Relay Output - Enabled
  • Serial Enable - Enabled
  • Serial Group ID - 1


A key setting to pay attention to is the TX ID. This is the device ID and it must match the device ID set in Watchout.


After all of this is set, you should be able to just set your Control Cues to match the numbers of the cue stack in the lighting desk, and be successfully tracking Midi Show Control.


Hope this is helpful.

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