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Chauvet DJ XPRESS-512 Dmx Usb Multiple Interface Lighting Controller & Software

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SKU: XPRESS-512-OB
Brand: Chauvet DJ
Condition: Used
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The Chauvet Xpress 512 is a self-contained DMX-512 interface for the ShowXpress software. The interface is capable of transmitting one universe of DMX and works on both Windows and Mac OS X platforms.

Use the Chauvet Xpress 512 to connect multiple units for multiple universes of control. Users can store and playback one show without a computer or unlimited shows with a computer or create unlimited shows when using a computer.

ShowXpress is a software program that turns almost any computer into a lighting console. The program, which is free and is updated regularly, can be downloaded to a computer supported by Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 as well as Mac OSX.

ShowXpress allows the user to create, store and play back scenes with any DMX lighting fixture. The software communicates with the lights via a required DMX 512 interface available from CHAUVET with options ranging from beginner to expert.

  • Self-contained DMX interface for the ShowXpress software
  • Transmits 1 DMX universe or connect multiple units to control multiple universes
  • Create unlimited shows when operating with a computer
  • Easily store and playback 1 show without a computer
  • Compatible with Windows® and Mac OS X systems
  • Lock your cable into place using the Neutrik® DMX connector
  • DMX Connectors: 3-pin
  • Input Voltage: 5 VDC, USB
  • Weight: 0.5lbs (0.2kg)
  • Size: 4.3in x 3.2in x 1.5in / 108mm x 80mm x 37mm
  • Product condition: New
  • Part number: XPRESS-512
  • 2 Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • Control Board
    • Works on Windows® and Mac OS X
    • Main window where all other screens are accessed
    • Controls up to 6 universes (3,072 DMX channels)
  • Setup
    • Create new fixture profiles or select from internal library
    • Automatically assign DMX addresses to list of fixtures
    • Define channel configurations and values
  • Editor
    • Combines BUILDER, 2D VIEW and GENERATOR into a single window
    • Easily program steps, scenes and shows
    • On-screen color and gobo selections
    • Unlimited scenes (when using a computer)
    • Pan & tilt locks for spot light effect using a mouse
    • Manually enter DMX values per channel (no more fader-sliding)
    • Change background image to mirror actual application
    • Move and select fixture(s) for grouping-on-the-fly (drag-and-drop technology)
    • Generate movement or color macros with variable delay effects
    • Select any color using the RGB color palette
  • Live
    • Simultaneous playback of multiple lighting scenes (layering)
    • Completely user-configurable
  • Stand Alone
    • Up to 4 separate windows with unlimited pages per window
    • Trigger scenes by mouse click, keyboard, date and time, automatic, sound and manual BPM
    • Playback timelines with lighting, audio and video with a single click
  • Timeline
    • Synchronized multimedia creator with lighting, audio and video
    • Plays multimedia file types: WAV, MP3, OGG, BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF, AVI, MPG, MPEG, MOV, WMV
    • True drag-and-drop technology for all multimedia files
    • Select individual scenes to upload to interfaces
    • Stand-alone scenes automatically start when computer is removed or powered off
    • Simultaneous playback of multiple lighting scenes (layering) (with Xpress Plusâ„¢ and Xpressâ„¢-512 Plus interfaces only)
  • Import/Export
    • Import and export shows from others
    • Email backup files to friends or co-workers
    • Backup and restore an unlimited number of shows
  • 3D View
    • See and control a complete show in real-time from any point of view
    • Create new 3D objects or select from internal library
    • Change object’s position, orientation, scale and color
    • Import custom images to use as the ceiling, floor or walls
Written by from Oregon on May 25, 2017 Verified Buyer
Does the job but it's really about the software

The hardware is nothing special but the software (downloaded for free) offers the ability to do some pretty advanced DMX programming.  Many other software products that are free are missing key features like MIDI support and or the ability to setup custom lighting profiles (for those un-named lighting fixtures).  It was nice to see that the hardware wasnt a complete piece of junk and actually is a durable piece of gear you'd not feel bad tossing in a bag.  In general, I agree with much of what has been said by others on youtube: It works really well. Hard to argue with. Wish it was less expensive.  The plus model is pretty cool for those people who need to setup scenes and then leave the hardware without a laptop.  If you want to just plug in a couple DMX lights -- this is probibly overkill. However, if you need to do some small theatre or DJ lighting with scenes and have something that supports moving heads and is easy to use -- this works great.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Cons
  • Too Expensive
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