StageConsole DMX Command Line Syntax

channel number(s) @ level [Enter]

The [Enter] key executes the command. The Backspace key deletes characters. The key syntax is designed so that you can use either a PC numeric keypad or a keyboard without having to use the shift key.

Keys that may be used to select channels:


0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


P or p or + ( plus sign)


T or t or / (slash or division symbol )


E or e or - (hyphen or minus)

Enter digits for channel numbers. To select multiple channels, you can use the AND, THRU and EXCEPT keys as well.

Keys that may be used to set levels:


0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9


A or a or @ or * (asterisk or multiply sign)


F or f or [Enter] without a level number

DMX D or d - interpret level number as 0-255 DMX instead of percentage

If you enter a single digit for the level, it will be interpreted as ten times that number. For example if you enter just a 4 for the level, the level will be set at 40%. To set levels below 10% you must enter a zero before the digit. For example to set a level of 5%, enter 05 as the level.

If you do not enter any channel numbers- just entering: @ level , the previously selected channels will be set.


To select channel 34 and set it to 25%, enter:

34@25 [Enter]

To select channel 504 and set it to 215 (DMX), enter:

504@D215 [Enter]

Use [AND] to select channel 10 and 20 and set them to 50%, enter:


Use [THRU] to select a group of consecutively numbered channels, 3 thru 9 and set them to full, enter: (no level value is given after the @ symbol)

3/9@ sets channels 3,4,5,6,7,8, and 9 to 100%

Use both [THRU] and [AND] to select channels to include in a selection.

1/5+8+11@75 sets channels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 11 to 75%

Use [EXCEPT] to exclude each non-consecutive channel from a selection.

1/5-2-4@6 sets channels 1, 3, and 5 to 60%

To exclude consecutive channels from a selected group of channels, press [Except] before entering the channels to exclude. To select channel 1 thru 10 except channels 4 thru 6 and set them to 30%, enter:

1/7-4/6@3 sets channels 1, 2, 3, and 7 to 30%

Keys to set master levels


G or g


S or s (followed by a number)


g@f Sets the grandmaster to full

s21@5 Sets submaster number 21 to 50%

Keys to activate Cues


C or c (followed by a number)


c32 activate Cue number 32