I am in the market for DMX software but know little and am trying to learn all i can. My band has about 50 older style Par Cans, 16 huge strobes, 4 color washes, 6 intimidator moving heads, 4 lasers, 4 led-x's and plenty of other goodies. It's bascially a huge lightshow for a local bar rock band and we control it all using foot switches hoked to a pc that controls relays. (basically, i made my own dmx years ago before there was dmx).
now that dmx is around and we now own lights that have Dmx capability, i want to control them that way and get rid of the 100 50 foot extension cords that we plug in every gig.
THe MYDMX software... I love the ease of it. i was able to make it do cool stuff right of of the gate without readin anything. But i fear it may not be exapandible or powerful enought for what we want to do. some questions:
1. Can MYDMX be expanded by adding another hardware dongle, thus adding another 512 channels to the same pc?
2. I read a post on here that midi trigger assignments cannot be saved and that that feature was coming in a later version? Is that still the case? and if so, when is a new version available? Wondering how long and if i should wait.
3. I was looking at the elation line of software and it has me confused... It sounds like it will do anything i want anytime i want, which is what i want, but it looks hard to use and i see no youtube tutorials on its basic use. THat leads me to believe it may be too hard for my purposes but yet, will the mydmx software cut it for me?
I want to be able to program my lightshow and trigger scenes by using a midi foot controller much the same way that we controll our lights now (no light guy).
I appreciate any and all input and i look foward to getting our diamond in the rough lightshow to where it needs to be... doing the killer stuff it is capable of.