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Aaron McQueen

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DMX Controller Software
« on: November 28, 2006, 03:19:03 pm »

Any good recommendations on DMX software?  I have been trying to use Freestyler, but it seems difficult.  Right now I just have 8 par 64's on 2 dimmer packs.  I plan on adding some moving lights soon.  Here is the DMX interface I'm using by Velleman:

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Jordan P.C. O'Neil

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Re: DMX Controller Software
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2006, 07:43:27 pm »

From the website, it seems that with the velleman interface you're stuck with the sample software, or writing your own.
I have no experience with this device, haven you tried "DMX light player" which should have come with it?
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Re: DMX Controller Software
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2006, 07:50:34 pm »

you might try Elation's Compupro. They have 3 or 4 different versions of it, but the older versions may work, may not. It has an easy graphic inerface, easy to set up, easy to control.

By the way, it's a free download from their site.... www.elationlighting.com
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Re: DMX Controller Software
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2006, 10:46:02 am »

I've played around with a few different software controllers and the only one I've found that has everything I'm looking for is the Martin Lightjockey. Unfortunetly, it won't work with your DMX interface, you'd need to buy theirs, which is a tad pricey. But considering the cost of moving lights...this isn't priced so bad, for all the control you can get. The newer version has 2 DMX outs, for running 2 separate DMX universes. But it seems you can switch one of the outs to be a DMX in (you'd just need a sex changer), so if you have an existing "manual" light board, like I do, you can even use that to control certain features of LJ. I'd highly recommend LJ if you've got the money, and you plan on expanding your setup in the near future. If you're not and you plan on only sticking with a couple moving lights, perhaps a non software based controller would be better. They do make controllers specifically designed for moving lights that seem to offer up a lot of options. Going with computer control may be overkill for just 8 cans and a couple movers.
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Aaron McQueen

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Re: DMX Controller Software
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2006, 11:43:36 am »

Thanks for the replies.

The DMX Light Player software that came with it very buggy, so I stopped using it pretty quickly.

The Freestyler software worked, but the interface was clunky.

LightJockey is a little expensive, and I agree that a computer controlled interface is overkill, however the cost of the Velleman USB to DMX interface was small, even compared to hardware based solution.

This is for a church youth group and the light only get used about once a month so money is definitely an issue.

I may write my own simple program because the velleman did come with some libraries.
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Re: DMX Controller Software
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2006, 12:12:51 pm »

I just took a brief look at the interface, and it would be easy to add support for it to my software controller, Aurora Light Controller: https://sourceforge.net/projects/auroracontrol/.  I don't have time to do it today, but I might be able to write the necessary code this weekend if my program interests you.
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Re: DMX Controller Software
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2006, 01:47:17 am »

Have a look at the ChamSys MagicQ software . It is free and works with several cheap interfaces !

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Luc
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Duane Massey

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Re: DMX Controller Software
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2006, 07:17:35 pm »

Bluelight basic package. Inexpensive, works great. I wish we carried it, but they are selling it online at such a low price that it wouldn't be profitable to offer it at this time.
www.innovativeshowcontrols.com
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Re: DMX Controller Software
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2006, 10:14:16 am »

Duane Massey wrote on Mon, 04 December 2006 18:17


www.innovativeshowcontrols.com


I tried checking it out but the address was not coming up, it came up with this one though.

http://www.innovateshowcontrols.com/
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Re: DMX Controller Software
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2006, 02:05:15 pm »

Sorry, I tried using my memory instead of my notes. My bookmark mysteriously vanished for that site.
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