Real quick question... do intelligent lights work in dimmer packs? I assume not since they need multiple channels to allow you to configure the patterns... and dimmers only offer on/off... or dimming capability.
The reason I ask is this, we have the stage setter 8 w/ 2 dp415 dimmers, 2 lasers (intelligent programmable lights), some flood lights, a fog machine, and a strobe. We addressed the 1st dimmer to DMX addr 1, and the 2nd to DMX addr 5 (since each pack offers 4 channels)... we have the lasers running in pack 1, channel 1, and the lights in pack 2 and the laser just turns on or off.
Would a better solution be to chain the dp415s together w/ a terminator on pack 2, and plug the lasers directly into the console, taking up the 1st 7 or so channels, and address the dimmers after that?