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Uriahdemon

Use of additional Universes on FLX

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Hi,  on reading the manual it states 'each of the outputs can be mapped to any of the DMX universes'.

Has anyone done this and how did you do it.  Also am I correct to assume you need to get the Universe Upgrade applied before being able to do so.

 

Thanks in advance.

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You don't need to pay any more money. The desks are limited by channel count (2048 on unexpanded FLX) not by Universe.

When you patch a fixture you can assign the DMX address to any universe 1-64. Under Setup you might need to check that the universe is enabled and which physical output (XLR) it's assigned to.

But no, I've not currently ever done this myself! 🤣

 

Kevin

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Hi Mac,

1 hour ago, Uriahdemon said:

it states 'each of the outputs can be mapped to any of the DMX universes'.

Correct, as Kevin says, you can patch your fixtures across 64 universes. Then under Universes in Setup, you can choose how these universes are routed from the console, whether they be over Ethernet or DMX outputs.

If you have a 4 universe FLX, you therefore have 4 universes of channels (2048) to patch across 64 universes.

An example of where you might do this is if you need 10 lines of DMX, where each line has fixtures starting at DMX address 1. You therefore patch these fixtures across 10 universes, and you can output a pair of universes out the back of the console, and then 8 to an Ethernet to DMX Gateway. As long as the total amount of channels consumed doesn't exceed 2048 channels, you can do this on a 4 universe FLX.

Our new 8 port Ethernet to DMX gateway "Gateway 8", is being released later this year...

https://zero88.com/data/gateway8

Hope this helps,

Edward

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Thanks both, much appreciated.  So as I read it the desk I have is capable of outputting 4 universes to physical output 1 or 2.  The thing is how do I actually do that.  I went into setup>universes and tried what I thought was a logical change but it stayed as was.....??

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Hi Mac,

11 minutes ago, Uriahdemon said:

the desk I have is capable of outputting 4 universes to physical output 1 or 2. 

You can route any desk universe (any universe between universe 1-64) to either of the DMX outputs. To do this, tap SETUP -> Universes -> scroll down to the desk universe you wish to route from the console. Then open the panel for that universe, and you can then route the universe over Ethernet, or from either/both of the DMX outputs. To do this click Add under DMX, type the port number (either 1 or 2), and click OK. If that output is currently transmitting a different desk universe, you will get a popup to warn you of this, which you can then click OK. You will then have a RigSync option appear for that output.

Hope this helps,

Edward

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