POLL: What’s Your Lighting Control Surface of Choice?

A conversation I had about programming “ambidexterity” and console choice the other day has been sticking in my mind like white on rice, a glass of milk, and a paper plate in a snowstorm.  I’m curious as to what the JimOnLight.com Community as a whole considers its favorite console or consoles.

Please participate in this quick little poll below – if you’re a JimOnLight.com RSS feed reader, come on over to the website and participate in the poll!  Choose one of the answers from the list below.

If you happen to program on something or really like programming on something NOT on this list, would you leave a comment and let us know what that console might be?

What's your control surface of choice?

  • I'm an ETC programmer. (29%, 59 Votes)
  • I'm a GrandMA programmer. (20%, 42 Votes)
  • I'm a Hog programmer. (16%, 32 Votes)
  • I program something not on this list. (7%, 14 Votes)
  • I'm a Maxxys programmer (Martin). (6%, 13 Votes)
  • I'm a Jands programmer (Vista, etc). (6%, 12 Votes)
  • I'm an Avolites programmer. (5%, 11 Votes)
  • I'm a ChamSys programmer. (4%, 9 Votes)
  • I'm not a programmer elitist, I love them all. (4%, 9 Votes)
  • Programming? F*** that, I'll hire someone like Cat West or Benny Kirkham. (2%, 4 Votes)
  • I'm an architectural lighting control surface programmer. (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 206

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12 replies
  1. Sinchen
    Sinchen says:

    ETC, but not because I prefer it, but ’cause it’s the only console we have at our college theatre. But, to be fair, up till now I like it pretty much.

  2. Ryan
    Ryan says:

    Strand 500 series bitches!!!!

    Eos is fancy
    MA rocks it
    Hog is garbage that crashes every ten minutes

  3. Paul
    Paul says:

    I’ve been using ETC consoles for years, so I’m most familiar with them. I have to say, the one time I used a Hog, it was not a pleasant experience. Crashing during a show is not ok. At the moment though, I’m developing my own control solution for Android (similar to Luminair for iOS). I figure I can add in any features i want that way :)

  4. Pirmin
    Pirmin says:

    For larger Installations I use Ecue Programmer and the pending products. For scene based lighting controls I recommend Zumtobel Emotion and DIMLITE.

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