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ETC SmartFade 1248, 48ch. Console

  • $1,016.60
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Item Number: ETC7219A1001

ETC SmartFade 1248, 48ch. Console

SmartFade compact lighting control console, from ETC.

Way more than a two-scene preset board. This is a compact console with serious power under the hood. Take it to a gig or make it your back-up board in a DMX system. Available in three configurations, SmartFade gives you big ETC lighting control quality at a compact price. Easy to use, powerful to play with - including a rich special-feature set when you need it.

You don't have to be a lighting professional to use SmartFade -- the most powerful little lighting desk you already know how to use.

ETC's Smart Solutions family just got even smarter, with SmartFade lighting control.

SmartFade 1248 – compact and powerful, this console is designed for applications with smaller dimmer counts where ease of operation is paramount.

SmartFade 2496 – slightly larger than the SmartFade 1248, this console handles a larger dimmer count with ease. With simple access to control channels via individual faders, this console suits larger venues that need simple two-scene or single scene operation.

SmartFade 1296 – the size of the SmartFade 1248, with the channel count of its larger brother, the SmartFade 1296 is designed for special applications where channel count and console size are paramount, such as small TV studios, small control booths or industrials.

Channel Counts Two-scene Operation Single-scene Operation
SmartFade 1248 12 48
SmartFade 1296 12 96
SmartFade 2496 24 96

Product Features

  • Three variations: SmartFade 1248, SmartFade 1296 and SmartFade 2496
  • 48 24-step sequences
  • 199-step Stack sequence
  • Manual or timed fades
  • “Magic” button for random output
  • “Snapshot” temporary memory storage
  • Master fader and Blackout button
  • Bumps master fader and solo
  • DMX out and DMX in
  • MIDI in and MIDI out
  • USB connection for software download and connection to SmartSoft
  • SD card slot for show storage
  • English, French, German & Spanish LCD support

  • 12 channels in two-scene mode / 48 channels in Normal mode
  • 512 DMX Outputs
  • 512 DMX Inputs
  • 288 memories in Normal mode
  • Cross fader pair for cue stacks or sequences
  • Manual, timed or rate-override playback in all modes
  • 199 step cue stack
  • 4 Sequence faders x 12 pages
  • 24 step sequences
  • SD card slot for show backup
  • LCD menu for configuration and preview
  • English, French, German and Spanish language support
  • DMX512 Output
  • DMX512 Input
  • USB
  • MIDI in
  • MIDI out
SmartFade Dimensions*
  inches mm inches mm inches mm
SmartFade 1248 2.4 61 17.6 447 10.3 261
SmartFade Weights*
  lbs kgs
SF1248 6 3
 *Weights and dimensions typical


Datasheets Language Date / Version Size
SmartFade 1248 Datasheet English (US) 09-2011 1.0Mb
SmartFade 1296 Datasheet English (US) 09-2011 1.0Mb
SmartFade 2496 Datasheet English (US) 09-2011 1.0Mb
SmartSoft Software Datasheet English (US) 05-2011 370Kb
SmartFade 1248 Datasheet - GB English (GB) 03-2005 1.0Mb
SmartFade 2496 Datasheet - GB English (GB) 03-2005 1.0Mb
Manuals Language Date / Version Size
SmartFade v3.0.1 User Manual English (US) 11-2011 1.0Mb
SmartSoft v3.0.1 User Manual English (US) 11-2011 6.0Mb
SmartFade v2.0 Two Scene Quick Guide English (US), English (GB) 12-2008 385Kb
SmartFade Rack Mount Kit Setup Guide English (US), English (GB) 12-2004 496Kb
Product Specs Language Date / Version Size
SmartFade 1296 Spec - GB English (GB) 10-2010 79Kb
SmartFade 2496 Spec - GB English (GB) 10-2010 63Kb
SmartFade 1248 Spec English (US) 03-2010 58Kb
SmartFade 1296 Spec English (US) 03-2010 74Kb
SmartFade 2496 Spec English (US) 03-2010 58Kb
Other Downloads Language Date / Version Size
Smart Solutions Brochure English (US) 11-2011 1.0Mb
Smart Solutions Brochure - GB English (GB) 11-2011 1.0Mb
SmartFade Normal Mode Cheat Sheet English (US), English (GB) 08-2007 25Kb
SmartFade Application Sheet English (US) 01-2004 3.0Mb
Release Notes Language Date / Version Size
SmartFade v3.0.2 Release Note English (US) 12-2011 330Kb
Technical Documentation Language Date / Version Size
SmartFade v1.5 MIDI Reference Guide English (US), English (GB) 04-2005 69Kb
Software Language Date / Version Size
SmartFade Software v3.0.2   3.0.2 1.0Mb
SmartSoft v3.0.2 for Mac     35.0Mb
SmartSoft v3.0.2 for PC   3.0.2 25.0Mb
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