DMX-Dongle II (Dongle II)
|The DMX-Dongle II is a high specification DMX512 Receiver - Transmitter It connects to the Printer port of any PC compatible computer. The DMX-Dongle is supplied with both Windows and DOS software packages.|
Windows User Software
The Windows software is called DMX-Workshop. DMX-Workshop provides access to all the power of the DMX-Dongle II and also all Art-Net Ethernet devices.
All DMX512 header codes can be received.
The detail screen provides all the protocol timing data along with a log of frames received and any errors detected.
DMX-Workshop also provides an Oscilloscope display of channels levels, full screen mimic and MIDI data analysis.
Display and analysis of new DMX512-A features such as Text Packets and System Information Packets is also provided.
|Interface:||It is an interface|
|Cost:||245UKP plus software|
OnStage Performer 4201
|RS-232/USB/Stand-alone to DMX512 converter/controller. Programmable from any computer with an RS-232 port, can run in stand-alone mode with contact closure inputs. PC lighting software available (some free), Mac software soon. |
|Interface:||It is an interface|
|LightFactory provides the ability to create exciting and dynamic shows with unprecedented level of control over your lighting environment. Regardless of your requirements LightFactory\'s advanced features make it at home in any lighting situation. From stage shows to museum displays, LightFactory does it all.|
The latest version of LightFactory is available for immediate and free download from www.lifact.com. LightFactory is free to download and use however a registration code is required to communicate with DMX hardware. First time installations will also run the full version, including DMX output for 12 hours of continuous runtime.
|Interface:||Most USB, and Ethermet based DMX|
|Cost:||$250 - $1999|
|PCStage combines specialist software and an interface unit to allow a standard PC to work as a fully featured lighting control system aimed at theatre and multimedia applications.|
The system emphasises ease of use, but offers many advanced lighting and audio features, including any number of simultaneous cues and crossfades, and supports a full 512 output channels of DMX, expandable to 3 universes for 1536 channels of control
Also available is PCStage Lite, offering a low cost 36 channel interface which using the same host software as the rest of the range gives exceptional value for the smaller venue.
PCStage in addition to being a lighting controller also offers full multi-channel sound playback capability, MIDI integration, show control, including MTC and MSC protocols, TCP/IP network integration and much more.
Sadly, the website describes an out of date version of the software.
|Cost:||250 UKP per 512 channels, lite 36 channel version available|
schwartzpeter free lighting board
|Schwartzpeter is designed for theatre and dance, and for the use of traditionnal lighting ( dimmer oriented)|
-Schwartzpeter manipulates 120 channels in %
- Its using the Poloneese syntax
-Times IN/OUT/Delay , autogos, title editing per memory
- Crossfade with Go, mouse, manually thruth midi
- Electronic Patch, up to 512 dimmers adresses, 7 predefined dimmer laws, 7 customable dimmer laws
-OnStage/Preset toggling for blind recording
-6 subs masters, 1 masterfor subs
- 10 groups
- 10 Fx/chasers of 30 steps max. with IN/WAIT/OUT assignables to 4 mastersFx
- Flash on channels, subs and fx
- Freeze and Copy-Paste functions
-Import ASCII / Export ASCII
-Chasers and Midi Out automations in the playlist
-Midi Out for other softwares remoting
-special lighting modules ( morse, trichromy, shadow groups for BCF2000, pipeline)
-Schwartzpeter enables physical talking with:
-MIDI enables communication with keyboard midikeyboard,bcr midi control surfaces etc
-Midi Loop Back for motorized sliders control surfaces
-midi server for distant communications with other apps
-dmx server ( pipeline module) allows to manipulate the 120 channels from vvvv, pd, or max
-dmx IN with Enttec PRO, thruth little_mouse extension, dmx IN and OUT simultaneous with dmxusb.com, dmx512-online.net
|Interface:||up to 9 interface ( ENTTEC SOUNDLIGHT SUNLITE ARTNET...)|
|Cost:||depends of the interface, from 60 Euros to 260 euros|
|LimeLight is a powerful, easy to use software based lighting control system. |
Suitable both for theatre and on-the-fly busking applications limeLight is quick and easy to program whilst still offering a wide range of features.
|Interface:||Our own, 2 universe|
|The current version of prolight is aimed at theatrical lighting. It provides an integrated PC based lighting desk, a CAD lighting design package and documentation tools. It has been used successfully to light a number of shows. A demo beta can be downloaded from the above web link. Please contact me if interested. |
|Interface:||Prolight USB interface, may provide support for others soon|
|Cost:||Currently only demo available, price will be less than $500US|