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Discontinued in April 2018. While Cobalt hardware is no longer available, ETC will continue to develop the software for at least the next 5 years. Need service for your existing hardware? Send us an email!
Fly through your programming with Cobalt Programming Wing. Designed for on-the-fly work, the Wing give you a familiar surface to program quickly with the included ETCnomad. The dedicated user interface and backlit programming keypad are organized the same as your Cobalt desk, allowing you to move swiftly through your work without having to learn a new layout. You can program quickly and efficiently – just the way you want.
The Cobalt Programming Wing is the perfect size to fit in a cramped light booth or to take with you on tour. Offering DMX512-A/RDM and MIDI In/Out outputs, playback controls, fader controls and device encoders, along with 10 backlit endless pots that can be used as device controls or master playbacks.
Cobalt Programming Wing with ETCnomad Features
1 or 12 DMX universes
Computer-based lighting control software, USB key allows output from Cobalt software on your computer
10 Back-lit endless pots for device/master playback control
Full main playback controls, grand master with blackout/on/freeze switch
Four rotary device encoders with integral wheel keys
Full faders control section with Master Playback controls
2 DMX/RDM outputs
USB port to store and secure an ETCnomad Dongle
2 Powered USB Ports, plus Contact Closure and MIDI connections
Supports iRFR, aRFR, Net3 Show Control and I/O Gateways
Support for up to 80 master playbacks (not wings) using Cobalt Motorized Fader Wings, Universal Fader Wings or the Congo jr Master Playback Wing
Cobalt Family Features
Short-command style and direct access tools. Designed for professionals and advanced users
Show file compatibility with the entire Cobalt Family, from the Cobalt 20 down to the Congo Kid² and ETCnomad.
Configure and program a pixel-map layout, using integral or custom-designed content.
Channel layouts for topographical views of channels and other show data
Live attributes display for spreadsheet view of devices
Client/server networking and synchronized backup using multiple consoles and/or RPUs
Client and Offline programming on PC³ and Mac³ via ETCnomad
5,000 Control Channels (Fixtures)⁴
999 Master Pages
99 Effect Playbacks
999 each of Palettes, Groups, Macros, and Sequences
² The Congo Kid does not support fader wings and is limited to 2 DMX Universes of output.
³ PC requires Windows 7 or higher. Mac is Intel only and requires OS X or higher. The ETCnomad software is free for offline programming or "mirror mode", but requires a dongle to act as a client.
⁴ The console is still limited by the number of DMX universes/outputs, thus you may not be able to use all these channels.
ETCnomad, Dust Cover, USB Cable, External Power Supply