I just learned you could record effects into Presets. I honestly don’t know if this didn’t used to be possible, or if I somehow missed it this whole time. Here’s how it’s done.
Select your channels, apply all info you wish. When you reselect your fixtures to record them as a preset and put Record Preset on your command line, Softkey 4 has the option “Plus FX”. Add that to your command line, choose your number and you are good to go. Edit- I just learned that effects put into a preset won’t show up in the PSD like a “normal” effect would.
Why would this be useful? On set, I had some gags that we built in advance and wanted to call on the fly. It’s nice to have the complete look in a single container. I can imagine this being very useful in busking as well. What things on the console did you not notice until recently? Hit me in the comments.