If you want to use an X-Keys panel with a Congo console or Net3 Remote Video Interface, you will need to program your X-Keys panel to be "Memory Resident" - meaning you won't need to install or run the Macro Manager software on the piece of gear you are using.
You can do this by using an application called "Macro Recorder" from the makers
of the panel - download it here.
Use this application to load the macro file (the one available from ETC or one you have made on your own) to the X-Keys panel from a computer that is not the Congo/Congo jr/Light Server
console. Then you can use the panel with any Congo or Net3 product without having to load any software on that Congo or Net3 product.
The ETC-built macro file and keycap legends for the X-Keys Professional 58-key panel can be found here.
PI Engineering have just made some fundamental changes to the functionality of X-Keys devices.
Any unit shipped from PI Engineering after June 2nd
2008 will not work 'out-of-the-box' for the functions we need on our
The "Memory Resident Mode" or "unSPLAT" mode has been radically changed, and can't be configured using the existing tools.
PI Engineering have informed ETC that they are
working on an upgrade to the MacroWorks software to enable this
functionality, but that this update is not yet ready for release.
Therefore, when ordering your X-Keys please ensure
you specify that you will be using Memory Resident Mode and that you
require the firmware that supports this.
Any X-keys purchased through ETC should have the older firmware by default.
PI Engineering have told ETC that they will honour
any request for the older firmware, and that they will replace any
X-Keys device running the newer firmware with the older version upon
PI Engineering can be contacted by using one of the telephone numbers or email addresses at http://www.piengineering.com/companyinfo.php if you are having difficulty with your X-Keys product.