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Author Topic: DMX versus "slave" mode  (Read 6679 times)

duane massey

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Re: DMX versus "slave" mode
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2013, 11:04:04 am »

As always, it depends....
If you have plenty of room on your controller, individual addresses;
If you have a simple controller that is limited in the number of fixtures you can conveniently control, grouping fixtures makes sense;
If you have a lot of fixtures and only one DMX universe, grouping makes sense;
If you are using a controller, slave mode makes no sense;
If you don't know what you are doing, master/slave with no controller makes sense.
Duane Massey
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Re: DMX versus "slave" mode
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2013, 12:05:58 pm »

I think the OP is interested in your methodology.  Are the pairs configured as a Master/Slave, or are each pair sharing a DMX address?  Personally, I solve this problem through addressing.
Naa.  I can guarantee that the OP was mostly concerned about the technical characteristics of how slave mode works.  In particular, whether slave mode was a standard sub set of DMX, and therefore if equipment from different manufacturers aught to work together without a controller.  It turns out, that its isn't and they won't.

I didn't ask if it was a good idea  ;)

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Re: DMX versus "slave" mode
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