dmx

  1. Master/Slave, Sound Active, DMX... What Does It All Mean?

    In this article we will explain the meanings of different lighting terms and how the different modes work to ensure you know how to set-up and work your gear correctly.

    DMX

    DMX stands for Digital multiplex 512, it is a regular device used for digital communication networks that are used to control the lighting effects of a chosen unit. The 512 channels are controlled digitally through on cable allowing user’s freedom from using multiple cables.

    DMX has allowed lighting manufacturers to build fixtures that are compatible with each other, instead of having individual control stations for each set of lighting.

    DMX controlled lighting systems are used in a variety of professional settings, including concert lighting, stage lighting, studio lighting, theme park attractions, and much more.  Using DMX is an ex

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  2. XLR vs DMX

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  3. What Is DMX And How Is It Used?

    DMX stands for Digital multiplex512, it is a regular device used for digital communication networks that are used to control stage lighting effects. The 512 channels are controlled digitally through one cable allowing users freedom from multiple cables running from their DMX controller to their lights.

    DMX was developed so lighting manufacturers could build fixtures that would all be compatible with each other, instead of having individual control stations for each set of lighting.This gave the Audio Visual industry freedom to control everything from one single source enabling more flexibility when it came to creating lighting shows.

    Intelligent lights and devices cost a little more than your standard lights, but they also tend to be built for more demanding usage. It contains elements which can be controlled remotely; this may involve a moving head (pan an

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  4. DMX Controller Setup

    To start with please make sure that your DMX controller has enough channels to support the DMX modes of your fixtures. Some lights have say 21 DMX Channels and people try to use them on desks that only have 16 Channels per fixture! Ok... so, here is a simple 4 fixture DMX setup with a DMX controller. So first of all you need to decide what order you want your lights to be in from 1-4 (or however many fixtures you want to add).

    How do I connect the DMX cables?

    Start with fixture 1 and come out of the DMX desk with the first DMX cable and go into this fixture, then create a loop using the DMX in/outs on the other fixtures to create the chain. Note: the last fixture does not have to plug back in to the desk.

    Once the loop is in place go along your fixtures and using their manuals set the DMX address and channel mode you want them to be on. In the manuals under the DMX section will be all the DMX modes the unit will run on. Select one that

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