Mobile DMX is a fully featured Mixing Desk for DMX based lighting systems.
- A device running Android 4.0.3 or later (preferably a tablet)
- An Ethernet/DMX controller
- Optionally, a Windows PC to run its Companion App
- Controls up to 256 DMX lighting channels (in Universe 0).
- Channels can be given descriptive names.
- All controls are duplicated in 2 presets with a Crossfader, allowing the next lighting set to be set up and faded across.
- Channels can be bound together into Composite Channels, so there can be a single controller for 3 channels controlling one RGB light, for example. These are controlled using a colour selector and a slider.
- Rather than having all the channels on the display at once, Banks can be set up so that a subset of the channels are shown on the display, and in a user-defined order.
- Operations are user-defined routines consisting of a set of Actions. Actions can control anything the user might want to do during a performance, such as:
- set up a preset with a set of lighting levels,
- slowly or quickly slide the crossfader
- copy the current lighting levels on one preset to the other
- make changes to the display, such as change the selected bank or matrix
- move to another cue
- Stop any operations that are running
- And more…
Named operations can be defined that work like subroutines when run from an Action in a cue or matrix button.
All Actions can be set to run after a delay, and an operation can either run them concurrently or sequentially.
- Cues can be set up, each one corresponding with a point in the performance where some actions are required. Each cue has an operation behind it, that runs when the operator signals the cue has been reached. This can be done from the Cues display (which shows a list of cues with a button to run each one), or from the Matrix on the main display. Cues can be organised into cue lists (eg scenes or songs).
- A set of matrices can be defined. Each matrix contains user-defined buttons, each of which has an operation behind it. A matrix can also show the Current Cue. This is the cue that is going to be reached next in the performance. When a matrix is displayed on the main screen, the operation behind the cue can be run by clicking a button on it, which then sets the next cue to be current. If it’s set up right, the entire performance can be run automatically by just pressing one button as each cue is reached.
- The app can respond to a bluetooth clicker or page-turning pedal that emulates a keyboard by running the current cue and moving onto the next (or just going to the previous one if the back button is pressed on the clicker/pedal).
- The free optional Windows Companion App can be used to edit lightshows, and can also output details of operations, cues and matrices to Excel, PDF or to a printer.