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Re: Midi Master

mikelights ·
Yes, any usb midi controller can be assigned to most buttons in the software to act as a dimmer or a trigger. If you right click on a fader in the program you will see a link to midi controller option which will then ask you to select a button on your midi console to assign it. The software even has some of the more popular midi controllers set up for you already in the show console window icon, all you have to do is assign the button.
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Re: Show Designer

Jingles8302 ·
hey wassup? and welcome to the elation lighting forums! first off for the sd1 and par cans and effects. meaning non dmx fixtures u will need dimmer/ switch packs as well. what they do is u can plug ur effects and pars cans to them and depending what fixtures u have they will either dim the cans or turn on and off the effects that u have. but don't ever try to use a dimmer on a effect light cause it really need to be just shut off and on dimming them could decrease lamp life i think. also...
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Re: Help w/ DMX addys

homeboy ·
The first pack should have only the first dip switch up and the second should have only the first and third up. This will make the channel 1 for the first and 5 for the second, thus covering all 8 channels you want. No, you can't separate the two plugs so you get 8 channels out of each pack, its strictly 4 channels. However, yes you can add more packs and "piggy back" or "daisy chain" (which ever term you prefer) off of the DMX outs from the last dimmer pack. You should already be doing this...
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Re: dmx profiles

elationpro ·
Hi Gary, You wouldn't need a profile for a dimmer packs. Dimmer packs are generic and don't have any special values, say colors or gobos or prisms. All you need to do is go to the generic page and use a par 56 or par 64. So if you have a 4 ch dimmer as you do with the dp-dmx20l you will use a par 56 then say you have 4 units. If you have a 12ch dimmer say like the Elation RMD-1210 you will use a par 56 and then put that you have 12 fixtures.
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Re: Help with DP-DMX-20L and DP 415 dimmer packs

homeboy ·
Of course they are! Its all DMX it doesn't matter if there is two different dimmer packs or any of the dmx consoles out there will all be able to control anything dmx WHEN USED PROPERLY. I don't mean to be harsh, but how much do you know about your console? The fat frog is a pretty high end console, you need a lot to happen for just one slider to control one light, its very complicated. Have you checked the patch? are you in one scene mode or two? what about the universe settings, master,...
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Re: Compu Live Questions

Jingles8302 ·
hey and welcome to the board. well i can tell this is gonna be a long post for me lol! now i acn answer most of these with ways that have worked for me but we should also see what elation says about the best way ot do some of these things. 1) you can assign a fader to adjust the speed of each individual button u have created by right clicking on the fixture page or if u have it in a master scene the master page scrool down till u see live toolbar button. u will see a size and dimmer andspeed...
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Re: Compu Live Questions

matchless1 ·
Jingles, Thanks for your help. I tried what you said, and here's what I found: 1. I do have my Cycle created under the Master page, so I tried using the Live Toolbar Button. I do see the size, dimmer and speed controls, but only when I have a scene (like Blue) selected. When I click my "Cycle 1" button, the size, dimmer and speed controls disappear and are replaced with the text: "Cycle: Cycle 1". It's like all of those features are being disabled b/c I'm running a cycle instead of a scene...
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Re: Compu Live Questions

matchless1 ·
Hi John, Thank you for your responses as well. 1. I tried what you said and made my chase a Scene using Easy Step. After that I was able to control the speed via the Live Button Toolbar. So, in other words, I did not need to do anything further using Easy Time. I tried it any way (yellow button making the channels Easy Time), but it just seemed to mess up my chase, so I went back to making all channels Easy Step. I notice that the F7 and F8 keys allow me to adjust the speed up and down. Is...
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Re: Design Spot 250 Fade Issues

elationpro ·
Hi Joey, That's wierd. I just programmed a few scenes and I am not getting the strobing effect with the design spots. I think its a matter of how your recording your scenes. For example If I have scene 1 lights on with blue wave gobo in position 1. I would then simply bring the dimmer down to zero and record scene 2 with the dimmer all the way down. So when I go from scene 1 to scene 2 and I add a fade time, the dimmer takes the time to dim, and thus no strobing. I just thought about it and...
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Re: Design Spot 250 Fade Issues

joeytech87 ·
No im programming scenes for the master page. it just sucks because i don't want to have to go in and change the dimmer channel on every light in edit mode.. is there a faster way.. we do a lot of programming and we need to do it quick. im seriously considering buying a brand new console.. ive had way too many issues with this elation software.
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Re: Design Spot 250 Fade Issues

elationpro ·
Ahhh! Ok.. Your starting from INIT. This makes sense as with INIT all values of the moving light are off. So when you fade on, every function is fading. In programming you need to get used to creating set up scenes. A set up scene is the scene you want to be active before your actual scene comes on. This is what I was talking about when I suggested to create the scene you want, and bring down all the dimmers. Record that as the scene. Position, color, gobo, but dimmer off. then simply turn...
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Re: Design Spot 250 Fade Issues

elationpro ·
Yes, I agree with what your saying. The thing about this Compu live software is, it does not have a master dimmer like other major consoles. Using a MIDI console or a simple DMX console, like the Elation SD6C, you can use these other consoles external faders, that you can assing to the dimmers of your lights, then you will have dimming control of you softare as you would with the consoles your used to. However this software works a bit differenty than other consoles, so it does have a few...
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Re: Compu 06 Help

elationpro ·
Hi Justin, What type of dimmer are you using?
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Re: Compu 06 Help

elationpro ·
I see. You will need to contact Lightronics to find out about the dimmer.
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Re: Compu 06 Help

ebaclights ·
Its not the dimmer... I plugged in an Elation pack and tried it and its doing the same thing. If I do a fade time of 5 seconds or so, its there but its real hard to notice because its so fast. If I do anything above that, around 60 seconds, its real noticible. Its like . . . . . . . . . . . Any ideas?
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Re: Stage setter 8 question

surgeprotech ·
I assume that you're using dimmer packs. Are you exceeding the maximum load? How many packs are you using? If more than 1, do you have them on separate circuits? Is the dmx line terminated
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Re: Stage setter 8 question

waynek ·
Thanks for the response. We use 2 elationdmx20l dimmer paks on separate circuits, 4 par cans on each, and to the best of my knowledge the dmx line is terminated properly. I don't believe we are exceeding the maximum load as the lights worked fine all last year.
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Re: Master Fade

elationpro ·
Hi Luis, This needs to be set up using the Console option. You can assign multiple funtions to one dimmer. Also you can purchase the SD6C 6 channel dimmer board and assign your dimmers to a fader.
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Re: Master Fade

luisramirez ·
ya i have the 1024 with the in and out, now how do i assign the 2 dimmer settings from both pages to the controller?
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Re: Stage setter 8 question

rjw ·
I work with Wayne - FWIW, we fixed the "problem" by powering the dimmer paks off then back on.
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Re: RSER message

elationpro ·
Hi Evolution. RSER This message informs you that one of the fixture function wasn’t able to do its reset correct (magnetic sensor, stepping motor, driver on the PCB, cables, etc.). Repair the defect and start the fixture again. When a fixture starts up, it goes through a calibration process to make sure all system are good. It tests every motor to make sure it works. So the light has a color wheel motor, gobo wheel motor, shutter/dimmer motor, pan motor, tilt motor etc. etc. One of these...
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Re: Design Spot 250

elationpro ·
Hi Esteban, that's odd. The fixture black out works fine for us, and up until now we have never heard of such an issue. If you manually play with the shutter channel, you will see that the shutter closes really fast.. the shutter can't dim. So what I think is happening is that when you activate the blackout function, it is for some reason using the dimmer channel instead of the shutter channel. Blackout should be directed to the shutter. Give these things a try.. I hope it works for you.
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Re: Design 36 LED

elationpro ·
Hmm.. Doesn't make sense. the effects have a speed control. When you are using the FX the dimmer then turns to a speed control so you may need to adjust the speed to make it look right. Give it a shot.
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Re: Design 36 LED

Jingles8302 ·
PU about ur previos question i believe all DLED36's have 7 channel capabilities. u just have to address them in 7 channel mode. now are you running all 20 of these with no DMX controler or are you using a dmx controler if so which one. try adressing them in 7 channel each and see if u have the master dimmer function on ch. 7. peace! jingles.
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Re: Design 36 LED

pulighitng ·
My units are 6 channels like the manual says. 1= red 2= green 3= blue 4= FX 5= strobe 6= dimmer .I have had them on an Avolites Pearl, a strand 550, a Elation Magic 260 , a dove systems IQ512 and a Baxter systems pocket console. I love the light and am using them on a bunch of shows but as far as the internal programs go they are not performing in a manor that is suitable of a professional quality unit. Is it possible to upgrade the chip to function in seven channel mode? I also have 6 of...
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Re: Compatibility Issue solved.

pulighitng ·
Mike, This may not help but i have ran into an issue like this once before in a much larger system and i found that moving the dimmers so that they are the last thing in the DMX chain and termanating at the dimmer fixed it for me.
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Re: Compatibility Issue solved.

Jingles8302 ·
mike do u have a DMX line tester? if not se if u can get ahold of one and test the signal goin in to the dimmer and then the signal goin out of the dimmer. just a thought. the dimmer really shouldn't be doin that though. peace! jingles.
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Re: Compatibility Issue solved.

elationpro ·
Hi Mike, On the dimmer side, what do you mean by crapping out exactly?
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Re: Compatibility Issue solved.

mikekirkpatrick ·
Hey John, I can have all 4 dimmer packs hooked up with everything running fine. I run up the dimmers to 100% on one channel for reference and everything will be fine. As soon as I hook up any of the 4 dynasty scan's into the chain the par's that I have at 100% will go out and then all the par's just flicker at random and any scan's that are hooked up will also flicker.
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Re: Compatibility Issue solved.

pulighitng ·
Mike, This might be a stupid question but have you addressed the units and the dimmers so that they overlap addresses? Dimmer DMX address 1 along with one of the scans If they overlap they will act like they are carping out when you use an attribute in a moving light. Dimmer unit 1 address =1 Unit 2 address=5 scan 1 address =9 and scan 2 address=15… The magic 260 will allow you to chose what the start address is for each fixture.
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Re: Compatibility Issue solved.

elationpro ·
Hmmm.. It sounds like you are having data issues. This means that either one of the cables is not working well. or 1 light or dimmer has a bad output. Here is what I recomend. Try connecting one thing at a time. 1 dimmer, then 1 light, 1 dimmer then 1 light I think you will find the problem this way. As you connect each dimmer, make sure you bring intensities to 100% before you connect the next light. When you find the problem, change the cable. And if all the cables are good, then change...
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Re: Design 36 LED

serraava ·
I have the same problems as well with a few Design LED 36s I just ordered. Great lights, but the standalone programs have strobing in them as well as the internal programs via DMX. Also, according to one of the paper manuals I have in front of me right now, there are two DMX modes. The first is 6 channel mode: R, G, B, Programs, Strobe, Dimmer. The second mode is 3 channel mode: R, G, B.
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Re: Design 36 LED

Jingles8302 ·
guys im tellin ya. you can put them in 7-channel mode. i know i did it on compuware on the WFX booth this past month in atlanta. u have to allow 7 channels per unit to the next. try it and get back to me. channel 7 is a master dimmer. ok? peace! jingles.
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Re: Design 36 LED

serraava ·
That just explains channel issues, not the strobing with internal programs and stand alone. The revision of the manual is from 12/06, and the 7 channel list is from 5/07, so the manual has yet to be updated for 7 channels or 6 channel lights are still being made/sold. What I stated is merely what was in black and white in front of me and what was sent with the product. It is also quite possible that PU lighting has an older, 6 channel version of the light and not the 7 channel. I know that...
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Re: I Can't Decide!!!!

choirboy ·
This is in a chruch and I will be running all the house lights this way as well as any concert or theatre type lighting up front on the stage. There are 12 rows of house lights, each 600w per row. I want to be able to dim them individually so they will stay broken into the same sets they are now, just putting a dimmer in the line. I also have 4 can lights for the stage that are 1000w each. I looked at the Elation DP-DMX20L last night at the store and I was surprised that right on the front...
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Re: question about mixed lighting

Jingles8302 ·
hey. actually there are no stupid questions here. we try to teach all we can to the customers so no worries about questions ok? also on the op pro the reason the faders are on the right side is just for convience of having two controller sides to the board it doesn't mean they are the last 8 channels. you can assign the pars cans dimmer packs to start at any channel on the board through your dimmer packs. if you wanna go for convience and low equipment carry around try compuware if you want...
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Re: Lighting Newbie

tylerherron ·
Welcome to the forums! For the dimmer packs, whatever address you set it to (129 for your example) tells you all the address for each light. light one will be 129 and light 2 will be 130, 4 - 131, 5 - 132. so just use the faders (channels 129 - 132) to turn on the par cans. Make Sense? For the ADJ Accu Spot 250 II's, I'm not entirely sure how to do what your thinking but what I would suggest is to set some scenes and just recall your scenes. Set the first light to the left of the runway and...
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Re: Lighting Newbie

jpal ·
I assigned the dimmer pack to A129 as stated in the manual. then i set the dimmer pack to work for only 2 channels. then i plugged in a par can light to channel 1 and another par can light into channel 2. as you said, the console should make the channel 2 light work on the next fader which is 130. but that's not whats happening. Fader 129 is turning on both of the lights, and fader 130 doesn't do anything. I know the next thing u guys might say is check what outlet im plugging the par can...
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Re: Lighting Newbie

tylerherron ·
@JPal Congrats on getting you accu spots working. now for the dimmer pack. This particular pack has 3 modes (as you already know) 1 channel, 2 channel, and 4 channel. Here is how they work: 1 Channel This setting allows all the lights plugged into the pack to be turned on/off using one channel. Meaning that if you set your pack to 1 channel mode and the address is at A129, when you turn on that fader all the lights will come on. 2 Channel This setting allows the four channels to be turned on...
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Re: Show Designer 3 manual question

elationpro ·
You want to record presets.. Page 18 of the manual. I am not finding missing letters in the manual.. can you let me know what pages? <b>CREATING AND RECORDING PRESETS</b> Before recording a preset you must first do some preparation. In order to be able to view certain moving light channels like color or gobo you will first need to raise the dimmer levels and set the pan and tilt positions in order to see the color or gobo selections. Do this by selecting the fixture or fixtures...
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Re: Need .SSL file American DJ Revo III

elationpro ·
This is an easy one guys. create a profile in the 4 ch mode. ch. 1 = mode.. do you want to be in pattern mode or chase mode. You can select this using ch1. Ch. 2 = the pattern or chase your secting. Ch. 3 = speed of either the pattern or chase. you need to select this after you select a pattern or chase. ch. 4 = dimmer.. if you don't have the dimmer on full then you wont see any pattern or chase. The 10 Ch mode is confusing.. I put a call into the ADJ pros and waiting to here back. Best regards,
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Re: Stage Pak 1 how to set up?

Jingles8302 ·
Good job jthtiger! But flipper what ever you do DO NOT plug your DMX lights in to the DP-415!! never plug your DMX lights into a dimmer pack as it will ruin the the DMX hardware and motors in your intelligent lights. also i believe your stage setter 8 that came with your pack should have enough channels for your lights. but can u tell me how many pars you have/plan to use? let me know and i can be of further help. sincerely,
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Re: OPTI 30 RGB

serraava ·
Problem is jingles that your middle men don't do their job real well. I can tell you I ordered a PS575, within one month, the lens in the front had fallen out, and the dimmer didn't work. It also had a few other issues. They sent my advanced replacement out late, despite saying it would be there a certain day, and because it that, it hurt a show I was doing and lost money on it. About 6 months later, I ordered 2 PS575IEs. One light, 2nd show I used it for, about 3 weeks old and under 50...
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Re: Riva 80

rain ·
Hey James - Yes, considering laptop or desktop computer for each Church this time around for ease of programming. Neither facility has ever used more than a light switch and a dimmer, so I hope by them NOT having experience, that the software is the easier route to go. The church in the pic above wants key light/features on the pulpit mainly. Then they want to be able to feature the orchestra pit (drums,bass,guitar - keyboard,piano - choir) Praise singers are just infront of the band. For...
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Re: Riva 80

Jingles8302 ·
Yes. have no fear you run your DMX through the pixel drives much kinda like a dimmer pack if you will but more suited for the rivas. you will still have all the control you need. for each set of 8 you get you will get a pixel drive with it. they are sold as a set of 8 anyways but you can purchase more individual pods as well as pixel drives. understand?
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Re: black lights

serraava ·
Not 100% true jingles, you can dim fluorescents with a Sine Wave dimmer, which are very expensive. All light sources emit UV. Nothing has the same effect as fluorescents because fluorescents output a lot of UV do to design. So much so that they are used to sterilize things. All fluorescents have a coating to block UV so it doesn't hurt anyone. Black light fluorescents don't have as strong a coating, allowing save levels of UV out. They are also colored purple because UV has no color...
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Re: black lights

Jingles8302 ·
serra I meant if is not recommended to hook a dimmer pack to the elation UV WASH. But thanks for elaborating. Sincerely,
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Re: black lights

pacman ·
We have controlled fluorescents with our lighting system by simply changing the dimmer to non-dim mode (it comes on full when the channel is at 50% or more - like a light switch). Would this work in your situation?
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Re: black lights

serraava ·
You can damage your dimmer and/or the light that way, so I would not recommend it.
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Re: black lights

pacman ·
How would this damage the dimmer or the light? We have a neon light on one of our dimmer channels (new ETC rack) and the technician didn't have any problem setting up non-dim channels, plus the dimmers actually have a fluorescent setting on them that does the same thing. For the light, what does it care if the power is "switched on"?
 
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