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  • Show Your DMXIS Systems (videos, setups etc...)

    I'm starting this thread so anyone that is using this promising software could

    post their specific setup, light fixtures, troubleshooting etc...and probably

    help each other with any specific situation, tips etc...



    It would be great if anyone from ENTTEC could stop by and see this as prime feedback from the end users.



    I know dbrown the writer of DMXIS is in this forum as well.



    I will be getting mine shortly and

    can't hardly wait to have my long term dream of synced lights a reality.



    thanks,

    Charles

  • #2
    I am on the edge with this too. I just got my first lighting system, based on soundlight's guide. (Thanks soundlight) 2 4-Bars, 2 LEDsplash200bs, 1 colorDash Batten and an Obey 70.



    While I managed to get everything working, the Obey 70 is a PITA and very clunky after getting used to computers for audio and video.



    I am all Mac so DMXIS seems like it would be a good solution, and I would be very interested to hear some detail from anyone using it.



    Thanks,

    KaZaK

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    • #3
      are there any free/open source DMX lighting software packages out there?
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      • #4





        are there any free/open source DMX lighting software packages out there?



        Freestyler is free just have to buy the DMX adapter for USB

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        • #5
          Hi



          there are plenty of options available out there

          I have tried or look at them and none moved me.



          DMXIS seems to fill that void for us Mac users.

          Simplicity for someone with his first light system and

          the convenience of having the ability to sync to my backup tracks on Logic

          That's the WINNER right there for me.





          PLEASE!!

          let's try to keep this thread DMXIS ONLY

          you can bring other options for comparison purposes etc...

          but let's try to keep it as DMXIS as possible.



          thanks,

          Charles

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          • #6
            I'm interested to see if anyone tries this with an iBook G4. That is the laptop that I have setup specifically for live shows. I use Garageband and ProTools and would like to see if it is usable on this older Mac. I can use my MacBook Pro but I'd rather not as the iBook G4 (1 Ghz - 1.12 GB RAM) is a perfect fit for what it is doing now.
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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by jwlussow
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              I'm interested to see if anyone tries this with an iBook G4. That is the laptop that I have setup specifically for live shows. I use Garageband and ProTools and would like to see if it is usable on this older Mac. I can use my MacBook Pro but I'd rather not as the iBook G4 (1 Ghz - 1.12 GB RAM) is a perfect fit for what it is doing now.








              I don't know why it shouldn't work

              I think it will be wise to go to ENTTEC's website

              and look for the minimum requirements of DMXIS.



              Shoot them an email as they reply quite fast.



              have a great weekend

              Charles

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              • #8
                Minimum requirements are a G5 processor so it will run on a PPC but not on a PPC laptop. I'll try emailing.
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                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by jwlussow
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                  Minimum requirements are a G5 processor so it will run on a PPC but not on a PPC laptop. I'll try emailing.




                  Officially we can't support DMXIS performance related problems if you're running on a machine below the minimum spec.



                  However, DMXIS will run on a G4 laptop. How well it runs depends on many factors, one of which is the machine spec. If you have a well optimised machine, a simple light show and GarageBand is not already sucking the life out of your G4, then it might work OK.



                  It's up to you whether you want to take the chance. To help you decide, you can download the full retail version of DMXIS from enttec.com, and try it with your own setup. It obviously won't transmit any DMX without the hardware, but you will get a good feel for the performance. If your machine is not up to the job, you will know instantly, because the whole thing (including your audio) will start to behave badly.



                  Hope that helps!



                  Dave.

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                  • #10
                    Hi Dave



                    thanks for stopping by

                    I hope this thread gets busy once a few of us get their DMXIS.



                    have a great weekend

                    Charles

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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by dbrown
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                      Officially we can't support DMXIS performance related problems if you're running on a machine below the minimum spec.



                      However, DMXIS will run on a G4 laptop. How well it runs depends on many factors, one of which is the machine spec. If you have a well optimised machine, a simple light show and GarageBand is not already sucking the life out of your G4, then it might work OK.



                      It's up to you whether you want to take the chance. To help you decide, you can download the full retail version of DMXIS from enttec.com, and try it with your own setup. It obviously won't transmit any DMX without the hardware, but you will get a good feel for the performance. If your machine is not up to the job, you will know instantly, because the whole thing (including your audio) will start to behave badly.



                      Hope that helps!



                      Dave.




                      Eventually I'll be moving my band rig up to my Macbook Pro. Right now I'm sticking with the G4. I'll give it a try and see what happens. I would forego the Garageband and Pro Tools if this works well with the G4. The other stuff is just filler and an occasional keyboard sound. Lights are more important to the show. Thanks for the reply. Good idea to do it here because others might have the same questions.
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                      • #12
                        As info - I opened a ticket with Enttec for a fixture profile to be created, and received the profile by e-mail in less than 24 hours. Great customer service. Well done, considering that one of my concerns with DMXIS was that relatively few fixture profiles were in the library.



                        I'll be testing the software on my rig over the weekend - more info to come.

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                        • #13
                          Woah! 24 hours?



                          it seems these guys have good customer service.

                          I should be getting mine any moment now.



                          Thanks for the update



                          cheers,

                          Charles

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                          • #14
                            So, I could not sleep last night, got up at 3:30 and decided to order DMXIS. I had downloaded 1.02 and the latest library, and I noticed that my 4Bars and colorDash Batten were not on the list. At 4:30 this morning I emailed Dave Brown to ask him about when he could get them done, and went back to bed. When I got up at 8:30 Dave had emailed me back with a link to the updated library. Now thats what I call support! Really looking forward to doing some videos with this!

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                            • #15
                              Talking about service, lol!



                              I just hope they do expand this software with a visualizer.

                              I wouldn't mind paying for it as a separate add on.



                              I haven't received mine yet,



                              cheers,

                              Charles

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