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MP3 Show Director & ELOR


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Hello,

   I am starting on adding RGB to next years Halloween & Christmas displays. I have 2 16 channed lor controllers they are run by a MP3 show director. I was told that I need an ELOR to add rgb to my set up? Is this correct? How many rgb lights will the ELOR support and would it be better to just use a PC ? If I did just use the pc what do i need to go between the rgb lights and the pc?

 

Robin

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YOU ONLY NEED THE elor IF YOUR GOING TO USE E1-31 DMX YOU CAN ADD DUMB RGB'S TO LOR WITH A LOR DC 24 CHANNEL CARD IT GIVES YOU 8 RGB CHANNELS FOR EIGHT DUMB STRIPS OR EIGHT FLOOD LIGHTS

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The ELOR supports 4 DMX universes using e1.31. If used with something like the E682, it can control 682 pixels.

 

Another option is to use the ELOR to drive a standard DMX universe, which can control 170 RGB channels.

 

If you plan to control only 8 RGB channels (per fixture), I would use the DC board, as Dennis suggested.

 

My 2013 display used a LOR DC board to control 8 RGB dumb ribbons in a spiral tree. It also used an ELOR to drive a DMX universe, which was connected to 5 DMX RGB floodlights, and 3 RGB ribbons controlled by 3-channel DMX modules. This year, I plan to add an E682 to drive a pixel tree, which will take E1.31 directly from the show computer. I also plan to use an E6804, connected to the ELOR and a couple strings of GE Color Effects strings.

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thanks for the info I would like to use smart pixels on my house and then use lor dc board to controll flood lights. I have read that you can buy the rasberry pi and use it to run your show and it supports dmx and  you do not need an elor. Does any one know if this is tru and is there any info out there on how to set this up ?

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I have read that you can buy the rasberry pi and use it to run your show and it supports dmx and  you do not need an elor. Does any one know if this is tru and is there any info out there on how to set this up ?

 

That would probably be done with the xLights software, as xLights will run on Linux, which is the native operating system on the Raspberry Pi. xLights can act as a show player (you still need the LOR software to edit sequences). xLights can run LOR, DMX, E1.31, and other networks, simultaneously. (I haven't tried it myself.)

 

I was told you don't need the lor with the latest version of lor anymore

 

There are several methods for controlling DMX fixtures using LOR:

 

  1. The original way was to use an iDMX1000, which connects to an LOR network and has DMX output.
  2. The ELOR can be used instead of an iDMX1000. Not only does it have DMX output, but all if its 2048 channels are available through an E1.31 connection.
  3. On a PC, the show player software can control DMX adapter(s) directly.
  4. The show player can also output E1.31 through a network interface on the PC.

The advantages to methods 1 and 2 are that an MP3 Director can be used instead of a computer. Another advantage is that the LOR shimmer effect has the same timing as on LOR controllers. Method 1 can control 512 DMX channels (per iDMX1000). Method 2 can control 2048 DMX channels, and 512 of them are available as a standard wired DMX.

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Steven, Do you have some videos of your display?

I have some old videos on my web site, but I haven't had time to edit anything more recent. The problem with my display is that it is 7 houses on both sides of the street, so it's impossible to capture that in a single video.

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I have some old videos on my web site, but I haven't had time to edit anything more recent. The problem with my display is that it is 7 houses on both sides of the street, so it's impossible to capture that in a single video.

Wow!

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