Recommended Beam and Aura control method Operating the MAC Aura XB in EXT mode will give full access to the fixture’s effects. Depending on the type of console used and the intended precision of control, we recommend that you consider creating console libraries for the Beam and Aura either separately or in combined multi-part fixtures. Your console’s user documentation should give details of how it handles multi-part fixtures. Separating Beam and Aura in this way may also be useful for pixel mapping applications where only the Aura is controlled by a media server. For each device, a Beam and Aura fixture will need to be patched consecutively.