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Steve-White

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DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« on: March 09, 2019, 06:18:59 pm »

Hey guys & gals.

I'm setting up a DJ system and need to help with lighting.  Got the DMX thing figured out enough to program controllers.  I have a simple ADJ for around the shop and backup and a Chauvet obey 40 & an obey 70.  6 moving heads and several other fixtures to control.  Want 32 channel capability.

Also picked up an ADJ mydmxRM rack mount controller.  The software MyDMX 3.0 isn't much on the intuitive side for me. 

Realization is that I need laptop control, or a controller that can take program downloads.  If a stand alone controller dumps at a gig ya need a backup.  Takes too long to program a decent light show to risk loosing the program.

So, what's a good laptop application that will run on Win 7 64, or Win 10?

Thanks!
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Re: DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 08:57:32 am »

Probably the easiest to use:

https://www.qlcplus.org/

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Re: DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2019, 12:40:07 pm »

Onyx Obsidian and an Enttech compatible controller.  My experience with QLC + was frustrating.
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Re: DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2019, 12:25:33 pm »

Hey guys & gals.





Realization is that I need laptop control, or a controller that can take program downloads.  If a stand alone controller dumps at a gig ya need a backup.  Takes too long to program a decent light show to risk loosing the program.



Thanks!

Not sure what you mean here.  The programmed scenes are saved on the computer, gmail, etc.
The backup scenario is universal.
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Re: DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2019, 12:40:50 pm »

Funny, when I read the first sentence the first suggestion that came to mind was MyDMX3. I found it a great solution for DJs.

I'll second the Onyx Obsidian. It was Martin software until not too long ago. Elation bought it and is doing great things with it. You'll be seeing a lot of updates coming for it soon. It's free to download and play around with. I highly suggest going through the tutorial videos to learn as it may not be initially intuitive. Once you play with it a bit it becomes very intuitive.

Good luck!
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Re: DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2019, 09:53:13 am »

ADJ MYDMX GO...
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Re: DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2020, 06:11:07 pm »

trying to look at the Onyx Obsidian  where on site is the software because it shows it is for the controllers

thanks. 
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Re: DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2020, 11:32:08 pm »

So far I've gotten going pretty well with Chauvet Show Express.  For now it works, may venture out later and try others.

Thanks for the reply's.
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Re: DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2020, 03:03:41 am »

So far I've gotten going pretty well with Chauvet Show Express.  For now it works, may venture out later and try others.

Thanks for the reply's.


Show express is great for installs.  It is near impossible to busk on.  There is no concept of a focus palette to quickly refocus a show for a room. 



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Re: DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2020, 09:32:06 pm »


Show express is great for installs.  It is near impossible to busk on.  There is no concept of a focus palette to quickly refocus a show for a room.

Something I don't have any awareness of at this point.  I understand your point and agree it's something that would be really needed.

Any recommendations?

Thanks for comments.
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Re: DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2020, 08:18:09 am »

Just wondering about ADJ MYDMXGO app?  The reviews look pretty questionable.  Is any anyone having luck with it?  Please elaborate any experience with it or similar apps.  Im trying to find an app that I can run from stage while playing guitar?
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Re: DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2020, 01:47:08 pm »

Just wondering about ADJ MYDMXGO app?  The reviews look pretty questionable.  Is any anyone having luck with it?  Please elaborate any experience with it or similar apps.  Im trying to find an app that I can run from stage while playing guitar?

If you're looking for an Ipad app, look at Luminair.
You can set a lot of scenes that appear as buttons.
You can take a pic of the look and apply it to the button, as well as name it.
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Re: DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2020, 09:34:40 am »

I have looked at Luminaire as a possible choice.  I am now using QLC+ with my MacBook.  I would like not to bring a laptop and an iPad?  Does Luminaire require a laptop to see up a WiFi connection?
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2020, 02:05:55 pm »

I have looked at Luminaire as a possible choice.  I am now using QLC+ with my MacBook.  I would like not to bring a laptop and an iPad?  Does Luminaire require a laptop to see up a WiFi connection?
You'll need a wifi access point for the Ipad control and an ethernet to DMX converter (DMX King, Enntec), but no laptop.
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Re: DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2020, 07:21:28 am »

I am have an ENTTEC Open DMX USB 512-Ch Non-Isolated DMX Interface now.  Will that work with Luminair?
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Re: DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2020, 12:57:00 pm »

I am have an ENTTEC Open DMX USB 512-Ch Non-Isolated DMX Interface now.  Will that work with Luminair?
I've used the ODE(what you have) and ODEmk2 successfully.
The box is just an ethernet to DMX converter, so any of these type of devices should work.
The processing is being done by the Ipad.
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Re: DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2020, 07:29:18 am »

Thanks for the help!
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Re: DMX Lighting Control Application Software
« Reply #17 on: August 18, 2020, 04:11:01 pm »

Thanks for the help!

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