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Advice on lightco...
Topic: Advice on lightcontrol hardware
I try to find the optimal way for me to upgrade.
>> First I need to sort if going the PC / USB dongle way OR the hardware way <<
But looking on pure hardware solutions for the moment, I have found two controllers which seems to give me much more possibilites than today.
Showtec creator 1024
LSC Mantra lite
My lightshow is built by a few lasers, moving heads, some ADJ led effects, fog machines.
Is anyone of you using either of the two above units and have some feedback to share ? (Or perhaps other similair units to advice)
Or am I just stupid to even consider HW solutions, when PC / USB dongle solutions offer so much and probably much more cheap ?
Posted Wed 12 Dec 18 @ 2:09 pm
Posted Wed 12 Dec 18 @ 6:22 pm
I tried to aim this thread towards the hardware based solutions.
For me a dedicated dmx controller should be enough for me.
Posted Wed 12 Dec 18 @ 6:42 pm
I have the following equipment being controlled this way
2 Chauvet Intimidator Spot Duo 155
2 Chauvet Cubix 2.0
2 Chauvet Circus 2.0
2 Chauvet Scorpion Dual Lasers
2 Xstatic MAYA BB Lasers
1 Chauvet Scorpion Storm FX RGB Laser
1 Shinp DL -55 4 beam Laser
2 ADJ ECO UV BARS DMX
You get effects, shows, scenes etc everything you need and the control can be labelled in any way you want.
Posted Fri 14 Dec 18 @ 7:25 pm
Posted Fri 14 Dec 18 @ 9:47 pm
An OpenDMX dongle with Freestyler DMX software being remotely controlled from my iPad and VDJ has been a great solution from me.
I would spend more on an opto-isolated dongle. I had a USB port go funky on my laptop with my non-isolated dongle. I now have to use a USB hub that provides isolation to the laptop. If I don’t, the DMX dongle causes my touchpad to falsely move the cursor around the screen.
Posted Sun 16 Dec 18 @ 7:41 am
Yes I agree seems a sw solution is also more cost effective and more flexible.
I even developed my own isolated usb/dmx dongle a year back so most points to sw solution.
What makes me hesitant for going that route is simply one more computer which can crash or fail duing gig. But guess i will overcome that fear when i see how well it performs after time
Could you describe how to setup freestyler being controlled by an ipad ?
Posted Sun 16 Dec 18 @ 8:12 am
There is an app called TouchOSC that I use. It connectes to a bridge software running on the PC. Then, it all talks via WiFi.
However, there are new skins and procedures within VDJ. I am currently using hot keys to trigger lighting. As well as pads on my controller.
Posted Sun 16 Dec 18 @ 8:25 am
But what app is running on ipad to control freestyler ?
Posted Sun 16 Dec 18 @ 8:50 am
That touchosc app is a midi control software also
Will try to set up
Posted Sun 16 Dec 18 @ 10:32 am
Posted Mon 24 Dec 18 @ 11:32 pm
tycoonentertainmentcanada wrote :
I have that app too. its ok I wish I could make a custom skin for it..
Try downing the editor and make what you want......
Posted Wed 26 Dec 18 @ 8:51 pm
For me it will work just as good with a decent midi controller by usb.
I will try the touchosc app still to see what it does.
Posted Wed 26 Dec 18 @ 9:52 pm
Posted Thu 27 Dec 18 @ 1:07 am
Posted Thu 27 Dec 18 @ 3:15 am