I had a few questions that perhaps a few of you might be able to answer for me before I purchase a solution. I am looking at both ShowXpress from Chauvet and MyDMX from ADJ.
Currently I am looking to control lights for haunted attractions, so nothing too crazy as we are not running a club, but mostly dimmer packs with a chance of one or two intelligent lights.
I know you can not run MyDMX directly from sound, that your lights would need a sound mode in the DMX table... but I also need a back up option. I was curious if any users have such an option and if so what do they use. Will the lights be killed if your computer or MyDMX software crashes? If so is there any way to daisy chain in another hardware DMX controller so that if your software fails your lights will still mimic the board? Or use the hardware piece for audio input, and have the board control MyDMX? or ShowXpress. I understand that both of these are intermediate level, so if i need to step up to compulive that is fine, but curious if the less expensive equipment can do what i need. Thanks in advance!