- 2 fat frogs
- 4 betapack 2's
- 4 martin 518's
- 4 madscans
- very full rig of parcans and fresnels
- custom made DMX splitter
- DMX smoke machine/fogger
- miles of DMX cables and convertors to go from anything to anything DMX
I would like to link the 2 fat frogs together if this is at all possible!?
I set up my dimmers, DMX channels 1 to 24, then I set up the martins on DMX 210, 220, 230, 240, the madscans on 110, 120, 130, 140, and the DMX smoke on 24 (as this was blank/empty on the dimmers)
Then i ran all this via the DMX splitter. The DMX splitter then runs to the 1 fat frog desk we currently have connected.
Trouble is, i want to link 2 fat frogs as I have alot of complicated chases AND programs running all at once, PLUS I have the 8 fixtures which, 4 are being used as spot lights, and the other 4 as effects, i need access to everything and having 2 people on the desk may get confusing, so i thought why not 2 fat frogs, i have 2 to hand.
So I connect up a second, the main, in universe A, then i linked to the other via a double ended DMX 5 pin male and connected into universe B, and guess what, the second desk did nothing, no dmx control at all, the first still works.
I then tried switching all the universes etc. nothing.
So in the end i gave up, and i disconnect my fixtures from the splitter, and linked them and ran a long DMX back to the second desk. So i had individual control of fixtures, and dimmers, and the programs i had, simple, I basically used to floppy disc to transfer them, then, i made a GO button that went to each desk, so 1 go button does 2 desks.
So i ask you, can i connect 2 fat frogs? OR will I have to continue on with my bodge?
I have another question or 2 also btw:
Can someone explain universe A and B? Theres no difference is there? why do you need 2 universes???
What do each of the F1, F2, F3, and F4 buttons do!?!?!?!
why is the scroll lock light on my keyboard turned on sometimes?
- the desk is 40 metres from the splitter and dimmers and 20 metres from the fixtures