We purchased this controller to use with our set up that includes two moving heads, 10 Par lights, and two blinders.
The controller appears to be of great quality material, but our disappointment was with the use of the product.
You are able to record many scenes, but the only way to switch between the scenes WHILE having a timed fade is to set it on Automatic or Music Mode. It does not allow you to MANUALLY FADE through the scenes. IF you want to manually control the scenes you recorded it instantly switches to the next scene.
Of course this feature is an essential one to manually doing lights in a concert where you know your scenes but many times you want slower fades between each one.
We found ourselves not able to use all our lights to their full capacity due to this feature missing.
That being said, the controller does things well and is built well, just know you are getting what you pay for. It is one of the cheaper controllers, and the features are quite limited. More limited than we expected.
Great if you want to use the automatic or music mode.
Having tried with other desks and failed to achieve even the most basic programmed operations this desk (after carefully studying of the manual and various videos on Youtube) has enabled me to produce the lighting effects I've been looking for. Yes you can run your LED DMX lights on sound to light and even slave them together but with this well priced desk you can black them all out simultaneously, get them performing individually or running in pre-programmed moods to suit the music your are playing, vary the brightness form 0 - 100%, select the colour RGB or any RGB mix, strobing, flashing all still with the option to sound to light to the desk. This has really taken our band's light show into another league, well worth the time to set up and a good price!
We bought this for a number of reasons, mostly that it accepts audio-in, for accurately synchronising our lights with the music being played. However, once we started using this lighting controller, we found that the other included features are incredibly valuable - and now we couldn't live without them! The scene programming and selection is incredibly intuitive - one could program a light show in a number of minutes. Couple that with Manual, Auto and Music modes, and the workflow becomes very fast. The chases are very good too, with more memory locations than I ever would have expected! The DMX-Master has a number of Banks for scenes/chases, but I'm unsure how many. Highly recommended!
DMX Controller The Stairville DMX-Master can be operated from a maximum of 12 devices with up to 16 DMX channels. It is easy to handle, which makes it ideal for the beginners in the area of scanner...
DMX Controller The Stairville DMX-Master can be operated from maximum of 12 devices with up to 16 DMX channels, It is easy to handle, which makes it ideal for the beginners in the area of scanner...
Preset Function: No
External Storage: No
DMX - Universes: 1
max. Channels: 192
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