Online Training For Elation’s Onyx (formerly M-PC)

Elation’s Onyx software is hands-down my very favorite professional-grade software for running lights.

Not only is the software freely downloadable, but the hardware options are extremely cost-effective as well, and the people behind it are amazing.

Here on Learn Stage Lighting, I am happy to support and help people who are completely new to Onyx, and get them on their feet fast!

Whether you’ve worked with lighting before, or are brand new, I want to share with you the resources that I have to help you learn Onyx!

Free Resources to Learn Elation Onyx

I don’t want to overwhelm you, but I have a pretty wide variety of free tutorials to get you started!

How Do I Begin with Onyx? – Start with this article to get an overview of the platform, and how to begin finding the right hardware for your needs.

Youtube Playlist:

Here on Youtube, I have a “getting started” playlist that will walk you quickly through the basics of getting started with Onyx, from launching the program to your first cues and FX.


About once per month, I offer a FREE webinar to get you started with Onyx.  Though it covers much of the same information as the videos above, it’s interactive and you’re able to ask questions along the way!  I also leave some time at the end of the presentation for additional questions that you may have.

Find the next webinar and sign up here!

Shortcut Your Way With Learn Stage Lighting Labs

At the end of the day, the videos above may leave you confused or wanting more, and that’s totally okay.  I find that a lot of folks who are brand-new to Onyx can get lost easily, and that’s where I want to help.

Through a membership called “Learn Stage Lighting Labs”, I actually offer in-depth tutorials and support for Onyx over the internet.

So what does this mean for you?

This means that, for a low monthly, quarterly or yearly cost, you are able to log in and gain access to a whole library of training videos – showing you how to use Onyx and most importantly, how to apply it to your lighting.

Then, as you run into roadblocks or need specific help for your specific lights, myself and other lighting enthusiasts will help you in our user forums.

And because you may be new to Learn Stage Lighting, I want to give you the opportunity to try out Learn Stage Lighting Labs before you invest your hard-earned dollars in this premium support.

Simply click this link, and I’m going to share with you some more information on Learn Stage Lighting Labs and let you get started with 7 days of full access for just $1.

Join us now.  I’ll see you in the Labs!

What M-PC Resources are Available in the Labs?

Once you join us in the Labs, there are a variety of different Action Plans available to you, including:

Onyx for the Complete Newbie: An enhanced version of the YouTube videos above, this action plan takes you through the basics and gives you checklists along the way to keep you on track.  Plus, ask any questions you have in the forums as they come up!

Programming Church Lighting With Onyx: In 3 short lessons, I show you 3 ways to program your lighting so that it’s easy for your volunteers to playback, but still keeps the level of complexity that you desire.

Professional Lighting Console Basics: New to Professional-style lighting consoles?  This action plan will teach you the basic concepts and terminology found in consoles like Onyx.

Advanced Onyx: Take your Onyx game up to the next level with advanced FX, overrides, cloning, networking, move-in-black and more!

Puntastical: While this is a course on punting, or running lights completely live to music after we go over the basics, I show you how to set up your first punt page in M-PC and give you tips and tricks to run a great live show!

And this is just a taste of what’s available in Learn Stage Lighting Labs – if this sounds like something that is interesting to you, get your first 7 days for $1 by clicking here!

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