external light desks SOLVED!!!

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Re: external light desks

Post by maximortal » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:13 am

Again It doesn't works. But may be is a bigger issue than I expected
To clarify: in pro maneger I connect the tango (just it, nothing connected to output of the enttec) i can see a incoming signal from the desk. Also if I connect just the dimmers to the enttec all works (qlc+ and pro maneger booth send valid DMX to dimmers). Today i've noticied that if a connect all the chain (yesterday I was assuming connection from enttec to dimmers as good so I didn't plug cable) instantly the dimmers start blinking on all channels. If you ask dimmer got a a terminator resistance. I've contact also enttec about this issue. is so frustrating. :(

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Re: external light desks

Post by janosvitok » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:51 am

Check if breakout cable is properly wired. The scheme is somewhere on the internet (maybe even linked from this forum).

Edit: See http://qlcplus.org/forum/viewtopic.php? ... 209#p44452 http://pinoutguide.com/Home/enttec_DMX_pinout.shtml

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Re: external light desks

Post by maximortal » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:59 pm

OK!!!!! probably I've solved it!!!!

here a quick list to what I learned:

you can not use DMX in AND DMX out1 couse they are wired in parallel ( shame on you ENTTEC...nowhere this is mentioned!!!! or I'm a stupid :D )
to archive this task as mentioned before you have to set QLC+ in this way:
-UNIVERSE 1 in----enttec DMX in
-Universe 1 out---enttec DMX out 2
-passthrough enabled
-optional but reccomanded create a specific profile for your desk on QLC+, by this way you can use sliders and buttons as controls for QLC+ (until now I'm not able to use slider and flash buttons on the same channel 'couse they are on the same address)

at this point what you move on the desk goes to the dimmer, now you have to decide how use the console. I've choosed to create a full lenght patch (48ch) and use my desk for create scenes. I remain on the phisical desk for some feature, like submasters (for the meaning used by ADB tango) couse they are easyer to create. But if you don't need 48ch you can save some of them to control the virtual console. Another good idea is to separate innput and output in two universe and connect em through loopbak. When you create the show you can use the console, the when is done you cancel the input universe and re assign the input to the universe 1...btw the sky is the limit.

thank to everyone helped in this thread :)

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Re: external light desks

Post by GGGss » Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:47 pm

GGGss wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:59 am

QLC+ universe 1 as input (Enttec pro input 1)
QLC+ universe 2 as output (Enttec pro output 2)
I told ya ;-)
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external light desk (DDC-12 LCD) & enttec DMX USB PRO Mk2

Post by msccd » Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:18 am

Hi Maximortal,
hi all,

i try to get a external DMX Controller (Stairville DDC-12 LCD) with just 12 Sliders and a Master-Slider (using Channel 1-12) to control Scenes and Chaser at QLC+ (4.11.0) running on a MacBook Pro (mac OS Sierra). It's connected at the Input from the enttec DMX USB PRO Mk2. The lamps are connected to DMX Out 2, Passthrough is enabled, and i also made a profile for the DDC-12 LCD. I think i've done it like You posted it. But for some reason i don't get a signal from the external Stairville (which is running well standalone).

Is there anything i've missed? Do i have to install any plugins?

Thx for Your help!
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Re: external light desks SOLVED!!!

Post by ceciarditto » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:57 pm

I have the same devices and the same problem!

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Re: external light desks SOLVED!!!

Post by ceciarditto » Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:35 pm

It´s me again.
I´ve downloaded this version of the QLC+ for MAC and it works for me!!!!!
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3135#p14583

I can see the joystick!!

Ans yes, input DMX1 in the ENTTEC USB PRO MK2 (yellow stripe) and output DMX2 (green stripe), same universe.

It took me many hours to finally be able to write this happy lines.

Cheers!

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