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Steve Garris

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Android Only dmx Controller
« on: May 10, 2017, 02:34:27 pm »

I've given up on my idea of dmx on the same iPad that I mix with. So now I'm looking at a small, android tablet with lighting software. I've done a little searching, but haven't found much yet. The goal is a simple lighting program with scenes and fade rate, to be run by the android tablet only - no pc. Anyone know of a program?
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Re: Android Only dmx Controller
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 03:27:34 pm »

I've given up on my idea of dmx on the same iPad that I mix with. So now I'm looking at a small, android tablet with lighting software. I've done a little searching, but haven't found much yet. The goal is a simple lighting program with scenes and fade rate, to be run by the android tablet only - no pc. Anyone know of a program?

Sorry Steve... iPad user here with Luminair. The system has been fantastic. I always use separate iPads - one for sound and one for lights. Unless you are against using an ipad, you can pick up a refurbished one pretty cheap through Apple with good long warranty.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2017, 01:19:52 pm »

Sorry Steve... iPad user here with Luminair. The system has been fantastic. I always use separate iPads - one for sound and one for lights. Unless you are against using an ipad, you can pick up a refurbished one pretty cheap through Apple with good long warranty.

Perhaps I can find a mini. I need to strap it to my arm. The android's are so cheap! I did just purchase a new iPad, but haven't put it to use yet for mixing.
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2017, 02:24:18 pm »

Perhaps I can find a mini. I need to strap it to my arm. The android's are so cheap! I did just purchase a new iPad, but haven't put it to use yet for mixing.

The androids are cheap I agree BUT I can honestly say that my iPads for sound and lights have been 100% reliable for years. My Samsung tablet still loses connection once in a while if I choose to use it instead of my iPad (for sound).
I also use a mini for lights and the cases I have both my iPad mini and iPad standard in have straps that I can put my hand through for ease of use whilst walking around.
I use my little home made stand for both at shows....
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Re: Android Only dmx Controller
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2017, 07:52:51 pm »

The androids are cheap I agree BUT I can honestly say that my iPads for sound and lights have been 100% reliable for years.

I second this.  I was forced to bite the bullet and buy an iPad for my A&H Qu-Pac.  While I didn't care for the high price of the 12.9" iPad Pro that I eventually settled on, I haven't regretted the purchase for one second.  It's rock solid and gets the job done.  I've had no trouble driving the rig via wifi from over 200ft away outdoors.  Not to derail your request any further, but have you also considered a small "puck" computer with a tablet for remote control?  Can a Windows 10 tablet fit the bill for both?  I know - more questions that answers, but hope some of this helps drive your decision making process!
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2017, 03:29:37 pm »

I second this.  I was forced to bite the bullet and buy an iPad for my A&H Qu-Pac.  While I didn't care for the high price of the 12.9" iPad Pro that I eventually settled on, I haven't regretted the purchase for one second.  It's rock solid and gets the job done.  I've had no trouble driving the rig via wifi from over 200ft away outdoors.  Not to derail your request any further, but have you also considered a small "puck" computer with a tablet for remote control?  Can a Windows 10 tablet fit the bill for both?  I know - more questions that answers, but hope some of this helps drive your decision making process!

I'm trying to keep it super simple, so I don't want to be bringing a PC. The Windows tablets are nice, but if I'm going to spend on that, then I might as well get another iPad. And I agree with both of you on the iPad's stability. I was introduced to Apple when I purchased my Mackie DL 5 years ago, and I love their tablets.
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