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Obsidian Control Systems to Offer Free Weekly Online Training Classes

Stage Directions • Industry News • March 18, 2020

Obsidian Control Systems is deeply concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and is dedicated to supporting the entertainment industry. In order to provide valuable educational resources during this challenging time, Obsidian will offer free weekly training sessions covering the ONYX control platform and new NETRON data distribution range. These classes will be hosted online and are available globally for anyone interested in learning more about Obsidian’s advanced yet intuitive lighting control products.

Starting the week of March 23rd, the following classes will be offered weekly at no cost:

TuesdaysIntroduction to NETRON – 2 hours (first class March 24)
Learn about the product options in the NETRON data distribution range, display navigation and get a full training on all features available in the remote web interface.

WednesdaysONYX 101 – 3 hours (first class March 25)|
Learn the basics of the ONYX platform from patching to fixture control to writing basic cues and effects.

ThursdaysONYX Advanced – 3 hours (first class March 26)
Every week a different range of topics will be discussed in an open forum that encourages user interaction and questions. Topics will include navigating the new DYLOS pixel engine to the building of cue and playback structures, as well as FX creation. We will discuss the ONYX workspace environment in depth along with any other topics users are interested in addressing.

For more details and registration, please visit the Obsidian Control training webpage:

ONYX is a powerful, yet easy-to-use lighting control platform designed for both hardware consoles and PC systems. ONYX software fully integrates Obsidian’s artistic DYLOS™ pixel composer and is available for free download for use up to four Universes from In combination with the Capture lighting design software presentation file for ONYX, this is an ideal opportunity to learn ONYX from the comfort of your own home.

Further information from Elation Professional:


About Obsidian Control Systems
Obsidian Control Systems is an accessible line of advanced yet intuitive lighting control products for professionals. Refined by passion, Obsidian Control Systems combines over 25 years of experience developing professional entertainment lighting control solutions for automated and theatrical lighting fixtures. Obsidian lighting control software and hardware is easy to use and accessible to every level of user, whether a novice programmer or a designer at the highest level. All Obsidian lighting control systems run innovative ONYX™ lighting control software, a powerful yet easy-to-learn lighting control platform designed for both hardware consoles and PC systems. Obsidian Control Systems products are distributed exclusively by Elation Professional worldwide and are available in various sizes to accommodate any scale and budget.

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