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neil juneja

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What kind of controller?
« on: September 30, 2007, 09:10:56 PM »

I have a pair of technobeams, 4 trackspots, and 2 dataflashes.  i plan on primarily doing electronic music shows, so everything is directed to live shows with very quick changes and a lot of improvisation.
Would a Martin Xciter do for this?  I have an enttec open DMX (but i haven't started playing with it yet).  i could also use the elation/sunlite software, but I can't afford light jockey yet.  Any other non-software based board would work for me?

I have a controller for the dataflashes, but nothing else.

Also, I'll probably add a couple more technobeams and a bunch more trackspots at some point.  And maybe some Martin Mac 250s.

Finally, this is a mobile rig (that is currently being stuffed into a subaru sedan), so no giant 100 lb boards.
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2007, 09:16:12 PM »

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Re: What kind of controller
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007, 09:15:07 PM »

Just try the Freestyler software. It's cheap (free) and decent enough to give you an idea about using the PC-based packages.

It is a good cheap way of seeing if you can tolerate PC-based lighting control.

A note of caution on the Open USB/DMX. You may run into issues with it - jumpy lights, arbitrary operation etc. The open device relies on the PC for DMX timing - The pro version essentially acts as DMX buffer and retransmits the DMX signal.
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