First Time User (Pre - Purchase Questions)

Chat about Show Buddy - show control software from db audioware.
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pjdisharoon
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First Time User (Pre - Purchase Questions)

Post by pjdisharoon » Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:31 pm

Hello,
I'm moving away from DasLight 4 as the software is not user-friendly and I'm wasting too much time trying to learn it.
My previous band used to use DMXis but my bass player handled all the lightings.

here are some questions:

- Can I use my Daslight 4 DVC Fun Controller with DMXIS? https://www.daslight.com/en/hardware.htm
- I want to run my lights with backing tracks on my MacBook with Logic Pro
Do I need DMXIS, Show Buddy and Show Buddy Active or just ShowBuddy Active. ( I get confused with the products)

Thanks!

cgrafx
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Re: First Time User (Pre - Purchase Questions)

Post by cgrafx » Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:25 pm

pjdisharoon wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:31 pm
Hello,
I'm moving away from DasLight 4 as the software is not user-friendly and I'm wasting too much time trying to learn it.
My previous band used to use DMXis but my bass player handled all the lightings.

here are some questions:

- Can I use my Daslight 4 DVC Fun Controller with DMXIS? https://www.daslight.com/en/hardware.htm
- I want to run my lights with backing tracks on my MacBook with Logic Pro
Do I need DMXIS, Show Buddy and Show Buddy Active or just ShowBuddy Active. ( I get confused with the products)

Thanks!
1. DMXIS is a stand-alone DMX software/hardware solution. You cannot use your Daslight 4 DVC controller

2. Show Buddy Active is the advanced version of DMXIS (it used to be called dmxis platinum). It is a software solution and you may be able to use the Daslight 4 DVC Controller, but its not guaranteed

3. Show Buddy works with DMXIS or Show Buddy Active. It is effectively a backing track solution that allows lighting queue's to be mapped to various sections of a song.

pjdisharoon
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Re: First Time User (Pre - Purchase Questions)

Post by pjdisharoon » Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:50 am

awesome. thanks!

One last question, what if my Lixida moving heads lights are not under the device list on DMXIS?

cgrafx
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Re: First Time User (Pre - Purchase Questions)

Post by cgrafx » Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:11 am

pjdisharoon wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:50 am
awesome. thanks!

One last question, what if my Lixida moving heads lights are not under the device list on DMXIS?
You can create your own fixture profiles with the fixture editor: http://fixtures.dmxis.com

Somebody may have already created a fixture file for your light, but if not its pretty easy to create a new one.

pjdisharoon
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Re: First Time User (Pre - Purchase Questions)

Post by pjdisharoon » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:15 am

awesome, thanks for all the helpful insights.

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