ETC ColorSource 40 AV
DMX Control Console for 80 Fixtures with 40 Faders, HDMI and Audio Output


You can control your show - with style - when you use the ETC ColorSource® 40AV lighting console. With moving lights, LEDs and multimedia appearing in more and more shows, even small venues need a board that can handle an intelligent rig - intelligently. It's a handy desk that comes equipped with HDMI and audio output, so ou can run sound cues, images, interactive Video Toy effects, sound-to-light effects and lighting cues from the same, compact device. And when clutter in your booth might be getting out of hand, the ColorSource 40AV lets you simpify your setup.

ETC ColorSource Series Consoles - ColorSource consoles provide hands-on control designed for the latest technology. These affordable, portable desks specialize in streamlined, plug-and-play setup; when the console powers up, it uses RDM to recognize intelligent lights in the rig and auto-populates them in patch. Simply use the on-board touchscreen, then drag each fixture into place on a customizable stage map, and you'll be programming in minutes. Whether you're recording cues or working on the fly, these consoles have you covered, with faders that can be used to play back looks and effects or to mix the perfect color in your LED lights.


  • One-off events
  • Corporate theaters
  • Touring productions
  • School auditoriums/theaters
  • Community theaters
  • Houses of worship
  • Small TV studios
  • Tradeshows

ETC ColorSource Console Features

  • 7" integrated multi-touch display
  • 4 configurable sliders
  • 5 configurable soft keys for common commands
  • Virtual Level/rate paddle
  • Cue list record and playback functions
  • Non-intensity parameter control
  • Color, intensity, position, and parameter effects
  • Intuitive color control of LEDs
  • Onboard tutorial videos
  • Onboard help system
  • "Simple Mode" operation with 4 looks
  • Playback Toy for live busking
  • Additional features:
    • Network (sACN, ArtNet, RDM)
    • 1/8" stereo audio input/output
    • Sound-to-light playback
    • HDMI port for monitor or video/image playback
    • Video Toy for interactive video effects
    • "Amigo" platform-independent remote control over network
    • OSC capable

ETC ColorSource 40AV Specifications:

  • General:
    • Manufacturer #: CS40AV
    • Faders: 40
    • 5-pin DMX ports: 2
    • USB ports: 2
    • Control channels/device: 80
    • Playback pages with configurable modes: 10 (400 total)
  • Mechanical:
    • One (1) home and five (5) configurable softkey buttons
    • Four (4) configurable function faders
    • 7” color multi-touch touchscreen
  • Playback Controls:
    • One cue list with 999 cues
    • 10 pages of 20 or 40 playbacks
      • Static memories or sequences
    • Playback Toy for filtered and timed execution of playbacks
    • Mulitple bump modes (Flash, Solo, Solo Change, Move/Go)
    • Full-history rubberbanding for playbacks
    • Onboard help system
    • Onboard start-up tutorial videos
    • Extensive library for controlling moving lights
  • Media:
    • Audio input type:
      • 3.5mm (1/8”) TRS, Stereo, unbalanced
      • Line in -10dBV (316mV RMS)
      • Input Impedance: 29k ohms
    • Audio output type:
    • 3.5mm (1/8”) TRS, Stereo, unbalanced
    • Line out -10dBV (316mV RMS) at 10k ohms “Line Level”
    • Load Impedance : 10k – 200k ohms
  • Supported media file formats:
    • Audio: mp3, aac and wav files (44.1kHz sample rate, 4GB maximum file size)
    • Image: jpg, png, tiff, and bmp files (1280 x 720 maximum resolution)
  • Programming Tools:
    • 40 programmable color chips and color picker
    • Innovative touch-based parameter controls
    • Auto fixture selection on fader moves
    • Virtual Level/Rate wheel
    • Cutomizable Channel display using Stage Map
    • Effects (intensity, color, shape, and parameter)
    • Fixture Tags for Quick Selects
    • 27 Quick Select groupings
    • Two independent channels
    • Virtual keypad for level entry
  • Unique Features:
    • 80 channels / multi-parameter devices
    • 40 Channel / Playback faders with color indication
    • Two DMX/RDM ports
    • Two USB ports
    • RJ45 for network (sACN, ArtNet, OSC)
    • Sound-to-light playback
    • HDMI port for monitor or media playback
    • “Amigo” browser-based remote
    • 25GB onboard storage for show files and media

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