Congo Kid Control Console

$7,090.00 each
  • 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.
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Congo Kid powered by Cobalt software is a small-venue solution for smaller lighting rigs that include conventionals, LEDs, moving lights and small media servers.  The console supports up to two external DVI monitors that can be single- or multi-touch.  Congo Kid powered by Cobalt controls 256 or 512 devices (dimmers, LEDs, moving lights or media servers) on two universes of output (1,024 parameters).  It can be used as a backup or client to any other Cobalt-family controller up to the capacity of the console.

What if you could reach out and touch the light - craft it, color it, move it - directly and without feeling like there's a machine between you and your design?  You see the light in your head and with minimal keystrokes see that creation on stage.  Cobalt is designed from the ground up to get you from thought to reality as quickly as possible.  Short commands coupled with direct-access touchscreen tools make the console disappear under your fingertips - nothing stands between you and the light.

The tools you need to manage your looks with speed and precision are all in there - thousands of devices in the library, customizable by you so that they fit your way of working: groups, palettes, presets as building blocks of your show; effect playbacks for completely configurable effects on conventionals, movers, LEDs and more.  All with interactive controls available on the touchscreens.  These tools let you break free of syntax and work with light directly.

Congo Kid Console Features

  • 256 or 512 Control Channels (Fixtures)
  • 2 DMX universes with no co-processing
  • Main Playback crossfader pair for theatrical-style sequence
  • 80 Master fields with 40 Master Playbacks
  • Four Encoders and ML/Softkey LCD display
  • Supports two external high resolution monitors or touchscreens
  • 2 DMX/RDM outputs
  • 1 RJ45 output (sACN, ETCNet2, Net3, and ArtNet)
  • 5 USB Ports, plus Contact Closure and MIDI connections
  • Limited to built-in faders, does not work with Cobalt/Congo Family Fader Wings.

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
  • 9,999 Presets
  • 999 Master Pages
  • 999 Dynamic Effects Templates
  • 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.
IncludesMouse, Mouse Pad, Dust Cover, Power Cord
Suggested ItemsExternal Monitors, Littlite, USB Keyboard
Lighting Console
DMX Addresses1,024 (2 universes)
ApplicationStage or Architectural
IncludesMouse, Mouse Pad, Dust Cover, Power Cord
Suggested ItemsExternal Monitors, Littlite, USB Keyboard
Box L x W x H37" x 10.6" x 23.6"
  • 535.65
  • C, 08-2015
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
  • 4.25
  • A, 03-2014
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
  • 761.19
  • B, 04-2014
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
  • 16.70
  • A, 02-2018
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
  • 499.72
  • 03-2012
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
  • 95.82
  • B, 06-2014
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
  • 86.23
  • 06-2014
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
Front view of product, for use in your drawings.
  • 1.34
  • A, 06-2009
  • Apr. 7th, 2018
Detailed white paper on the difference between Tracking and Preset control modes.
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