The American DJ myDMX 2.0 Controller and Software is a simple laptop-based solution to controlling all of your DMX compatible lighting fixtures with software instead of using a manual controller. Whether you're lighting a small theater or touring large venues with a band, myDMX 2.0 will allow you to build your lighting setup for an optimal experience.
The previous version, called myDMX, harnessed a number of features and technologies in clusters aimed at generating effects, creating lighting schematics and controlling moving fixtures. myDMX 2.0 gathers all of these technologies under the aegis of Scene Builder which features updated icons,design, faders, colors and preset components allowing for a quicker and more pleasant workflow. More than just an effects generator, Scene Builder allows you arrange your lighting fixtures and "draw" effects onto them with a computer mouse on an exciting graphic user interface.
It all starts with your library of .SSL2 Fixture Profiles that inform you of the qualities, capabilities and limitations of every fixture in your arsenal. There is a profile in the software for almost every fixture on the market but if you need to alter one you can do it with the editor in your Scan Library. The Editor function is the part of the Scene Builder that programs your lights with a simple drag and drop mouse action.
When the Scene Builder is open you'll see a list of all of your fixtures on the left side of your computer screen and thanks to the .SSL2 Fixture Profiles you'll know everything about them. You can create groups and matrixes of these fixtures and control their functions by selecting them singly or in the group via the XY Grid. For example, on a moving head this may be Shutter Open, Iris Open and Dimmer 100%. You can then set about the creation of up to 255 dynamic scenes, with up to 1,000 steps within each scene that can be set from 0 to 43 minutes of fade and wait time for each step. Channel shortcuts enable doing it once again with a computer mouse.
Color selection is just as easy with the Color Wheel. You can click on the wheel and drag around it with the mouse to choose a color or simply click to select one of the 6 presets. Another part of the wheel modifies brightness while the center allows use of a color picker to choose a color or insert RGB values. myDMX comes with a full suite of software that ensures both Windows and Mac compatibility.
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