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Mating frogs...

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There is an application coming up where I require the use of more than 12 fixtures on a fat frog. I know the ideal situation is a leap frog but unfortunately the bank budget won't allow this. I do however, have access to a second fat frog. Is there a way of getting them to mate so that I can have control over 24 fixtures in a kinda kinky master/slave way? If so, how can I help them to "get it together" if u know what i mean! :oops:

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With Fat Frogs, no. You could however link the 'remote go' buttons so that when you press 'go' on one, it runs the cue on both.

Leap Frogs upwards could be fitted with the MIDI input card, allowing you to trigger one desk from the other.

 

Another thought is if you have access to a demux, you could wire a lead to take the +10v from one desk (via the demux) and put it back down the 'remote go' on the other one. You'd have to program something clever into your cues though, in order to trigger the other desk, and you'd also have to ensure the demux was set to switch law.

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Leap Frogs upwards could be fitted with the MIDI input card, allowing you to trigger one desk from the other.

 

Now where did you get this idea from? Yes you could do this sort of thing on the XL/XLS. No you can't do it currently on the Frog series. The only thing MIDI currently does is MIDI timecode.

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Thanks for your suggestions. Pity that the frogs can't get it together. Will have to have a serious look at the rig. Its mainly 250's and 300's but really do need the flexibility to be able to control them individually. Might just have to make the rig smaller. :cry:

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I'm not sure if this is an answer to your question but you could purchase a DMX merger.

This device merges the 2 DMX signals together from 2 desks onto one DMX line...

I know showtec lighting has this device. It's described in their catalogue as DMX merge (P300, ref n° 50359)

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Just assign 2 fixtures to each fixture button......i.e.-

2 x MAC 300 - Fixture button 1

2 x MAC 500 - Fixture button 2

 

the only problem with this is, when you hit the button and tell the light what to do, the other linked light will do the exact same...

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