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  • Chauvet Obey 40 Chase Playback Question

    Hello,

    I am using a Chauvey obey 40 as my DMX controller and have a question regarding chase playback.

    I would like to create 6 chases and be able to select just ONE chase and have that played back until I select a diffeent scene or chase.

    The problem I have is when I turn the chase AUTO mode on, it cycles through ALL my programmed chases.

    The manual says this...

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    "You may activate multiple chases in this controller. They will play back in sequential
    order"

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    That looks like is what is happening, it is scrolling through the chases in sequential order. BUT what if I don't want it to scroll through all the chases, I just want to bring up ONE chase and loop just that chase.

    Is this possible on the obey 40?

  • #2
    On my Obey 10, if I just want a single chase to play i have to hit the buttons for the other chases to turn them off. Try turning on Auto mode, then hit the button for all of the chases that you DON'T want. Better yet, hit all the buttons, and nothing will play. Then hit the button for the chase you want. Works for me...

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    • #3
      Wow, that's kind of clunky.

      I may be in the market for another controller in that is the case.

      I currently am using a Behringer FCB1010 midi foot pedal and it works great for selecting SCENES by just pushing one button and sending a midi note to the controller.

      I just wish I could call up chases in the same fashion. One midi note, one chase, done.


      Can anyone suggest a controller that could handle this? Thanks!

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      • #4
        I use the Elation Magic 260 w/the Behringer FCB1010, and it works great. the only dif. is they are called shows insted of chase's. you record your scenes first then link them together to create shows, setting length of scene and fade time (the time it takes to fade from one scene to the next) It can handle 24 seperate fixtures, more if you combine them on the same channel. I bought this board three years ago and recently had a problem with one of the clubs outlets. long story short I had to replace one of the circuit boards There are only three in the whole unit. ADJ

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        • #5
          The Obey is pretty weird in this respect. I find that the best way to get reliable chase switching out of it is to just use the individual banks for chases and not link them.

          This works flawlessly, but your individual chases can only have 8 scenes each then. I mitigate this by relying heavily on the internal chases of the lights themselves (if I want a lot of stuff going on), most come with a significant amount of options that can be called up through dmx. You can get surprisingly creative.

          I use the fcb1010 also to change chases.

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          • #6
            I use the Elation Magic 260 w/the Behringer FCB1010, and it works great. the only dif. is they are called shows insted of chase's. you record your scenes first then link them together to create shows, setting length of scene and fade time (the time it takes to fade from one scene to the next) It can handle 24 seperate fixtures, more if you combine them on the same channel. I bought this board three years ago and recently had a problem with one of the clubs outlets. long story short I had to replace one of the circuit boards There are only three in the whole unit. ADJ
            If it can handle those 2 things, I'll get one ordered.

            Thanks again!

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            • #7
              Hey Doug,

              This sounds like what I need. So you can save the fade speed and time for each "show" and it remembers it when you playback? If so, this is exactly what I am looking for, on the Chauvet, I need to set the speed every time I call a chase up. And you can also call up a "Show" with one stomp on the FCB1010?

              If it can handle those 2 things, I'll get one ordered.

              Thanks again!


              You dont need to set the time each time actually, the obey 40 remembers fade speed and hold time if you set it while programming. I've used this a lot. If you touch the sliders after switching to playback/auto mode it will default to your manual slide setting.

              They can be a little sensitive so watch you don't accidently bump them, I usually have them slid to an extreme before switching to auto, which helps a lot.

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              • #8
                So, does the Obey40 lets you program different fade speeds and fade times between scenes or it will be the same thru all the scenes ?

                ..sorry for jumping in the thread but I think this might be useful (TBH I couldn't figure that part out reading the manual)..

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                • #9
                  Yea, you set up each scene individually. You can have one thats all red for example for 10 seconds, then fade slowly to all blue and hold 4 seconds, etc. automatically.

                  Like i say tho, the only chases worth a damn on the obey are the 8 scene banks which work like chases. Trying to string these together for the longer chases doesn't work so good, they seem to overwrite eachother instead of switch for some reason.

                  Individual banks work great, only bad is the odd time they black out for a few seconds (once a night or so) during a switch. This doesnt affect me much since I usually only switch chases between songs now but if you had a lot of moving heads and your lights is a true centerpiece of the act I wouldnt use it, but its fine for my needs.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks to this thread I learned how to use the AUTO option on my obey 40. Very cool. Only thing I need to remember is not to set it to play back on a bank that has a full-on-auto scene - that'll throw you for a loop real good.
                    JP LeClair
                    Oshkosh, WI

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                    • #11
                      ,im a bass player/guitarist getting ready to play some big venues and the dudes i play with dont wanna rent sound or lights so i am left with the task on running lights at some venues without a light man and im from the old school of anilog dimmer packs and boards im now running an obey70 with the fcb1010 and im thinking of switching the footswitch to an fc300 roland cause im just not getin it need your help if possible

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                      • #12
                        You dont need to set the time each time actually, the obey 40 remembers fade speed and hold time if you set it while programming. I've used this a lot. If you touch the sliders after switching to playback/auto mode it will default to your manual slide setting.

                        They can be a little sensitive so watch you don't accidently bump them, I usually have them slid to an extreme before switching to auto, which helps a lot.


                        Hey Doug,

                        It's good to hear the Obey 40 can the fade and speed. I must be missing something in programming since I can't seem to get it to do this. It seems like it's saving everything as 0 speed and zero fade time no matter what I do. So when I bring up a chase, the lights just fidgit extremely fast like they are moving from scene to scene as fast as they can until I manually move the sliders.

                        I'm not seeing anything in the manual regarding saving the speed or fade time during the programming stage, I only see fade and speed come in to the picture in the AUTIO playback section.

                        I may have to mess with this a bit to figure out what I'm going wrong.

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                        • #13
                          Hey Doug,

                          It's good to hear the Obey 40 can the fade and speed. I must be missing something in programming since I can't seem to get it to do this. It seems like it's saving everything as 0 speed and zero fade time no matter what I do. So when I bring up a chase, the lights just fidgit extremely fast like they are moving from scene to scene as fast as they can until I manually move the sliders.

                          I'm not seeing anything in the manual regarding saving the speed or fade time during the programming stage, I only see fade and speed come in to the picture in the AUTIO playback section.

                          I may have to mess with this a bit to figure out what I'm going wrong.


                          All I have to do is set the fade and time on the sliders before I save the scene, should work as easy as that.

                          Like I was saying though, if you mess with the sliders when its set to auto it will default to the new slider value... your sliders may be sensitive enough that it picks up something from them right off the bat and takes off, may want to try different positions before switching to auto and hope they dont give an input.

                          Cant think of anything else to suggest right now.

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                          • #14
                            All I have to do is set the fade and time on the sliders before I save the scene, should work as easy as that.

                            Like I was saying though, if you mess with the sliders when its set to auto it will default to the new slider value... your sliders may be sensitive enough that it picks up something from them right off the bat and takes off, may want to try different positions before switching to auto and hope they dont give an input.

                            Cant think of anything else to suggest right now.


                            Well that's great news. I'm pretty sure the problem was with me then. I am sure I had the fade time and speed both at 0 when I was creating the scenes. I thought the speed and time was set during the chase programming.

                            I will just go back and recreate the scenes with the faders set where I want them.

                            I think should be able to accomplish what I need with the Obey 40 if this is the case.

                            The only other issue I am forseeing is the problem of the controller cycling through ALL chases when I pulled up a chase in auto mode. If I can get the thing to stick permanently on Chase 1 when I select chase one, and permenantly on chace 2 when I hit chase 2 and so on, I will se set.

                            Thanks again for the help.

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                            • #15

                              I'm having the same issue with the Obey 40, Did you ever get it resolved?  I want to push "Chase1" and only have that cycle until I push another chase button.  Not Cycle through all the chases.

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                              • Intruder1400
                                Intruder1400 commented
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                                Did you ever get this sorted out?

                                Is it possible to stay on 1 chase at a time?













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