Channel Track  (1978)
Berkey Colortran


Channel Track 2 (from ETC Museum)


First OEM product that ETC made, based on the original ELC that started the company.

"A new Lighting Control System that permits fast lighting level entry and recording. Digital entry key pads provide instantaneous control of all functions. Up to 1000 cues for each channel may be stored and activated in any sequence. Unlimited submaster capability permits random assignment of channel groups for fast level control."

Over 150 consoles were sold 1978 - 1982. 
ETC designed and manufactured the software, CPU board and faceplate, and Colortran provided the enclosure / case and the power supplies. The system introduced several novel technologies, including the ability to range-edit a single channel (Channel Track) and a serial digital communication system that anticipated DMX512 by more than eight years. 

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Documents

Channel Track advert (from Theatre Design & Technology)
Channel Track advert (from Theatre Design & Technology) (December 1980)
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Exhibits in the Backstage Heritage Collection


Channel Track 2  (1979)
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From ETC Museum Collection

Journal Entries for Channel Track in the Backstage Heritage Collection


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