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Hi everyone I throw a large pary every year and do a great deal of static props. I now think it time to move on to animated ones. I have read coutless threads on VSA and DMX so I have a base understanding. My first of many questions is what program should I get and where can I get it? In the end I plan on haveing many props doing many differnat things over a large area. By large area I mean 4 acres. I know tons of wires in my future. Thanks for your help.
 

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Im looking for the program that is intalled on the computer. I am looking at using the DMX to USB interface. That also reminds me am I going to need a interface box for every prop? I have seen a few online but am looking for a tried program that is easy to use.
 

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I drew this up for someone that was thinking of doing the same thing (large music show with sections of props). This is assuming that it is one VSA program that needs no triggering. You are just going to hit the enter key, have the whole show play out.

If you want to have things trigger the props, you need an Exorcist box as well. If you want several routines going at the same time, you then need an DMXorcist box.

Notice that I have DMX relays at each prop. That is needed if you have anything that needs to be plugged in but activated using a DMX signal.

 

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shrmndlit,

Just to clarify/reiterate... you wouldn't need a USB-to-DMX interface for each prop, but you might need some DMX devices (dimmer box, prop control boards, etc) per scene. As I understand it, DMeXorcist allows you to use one DMX line for several independently running scenes (each can start at a different time, or even at the same time, as another scene).

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If you are going to that scale and want to have 1 master PC controlling everything, I would say DMXorcist.

Check out the MedusaDMX board if you are looking for a DMX controlled board.
 
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