It might be that the Jitter forum is a better place for this question, but I thought I'd start here.
(And if _you don't know the answers, do you know somewhere I could find out?)
ok - I want to add some lights to a project I've been working on for some time.
4 LED lamps (R G B & W) that I can fade up and down (using sensors) - very simple!
As I understand it, I'm going to need:
USB or midi to DMX box (eg Lanbox, but perhaps something cheaper would do just as well for 4 lamps - any recommendations? Anyone used the little USB one from Germany?)
light fader box
I've done this with borrowed gear using old fashioned bulb type lights, but for a number of reasons I'd prefer to use LED lamps. I've looked at various lights, but there's a couple of things I'm not clear on (neither were the guys at the dj gear shop I've just come back from!)
1. Can LED lights actually be faded up and down? Or is it done with the number of LEDs that come on? In other words, if I plug an LED lamp into a light fader box, will it fade up and down!
2. I've looked at some ProLight Par Can LEDs which are about right sizewise. But no-one seems to know what the connectors are! Do these kind of lamps have separate mains and DMX; will they work with a fader box or does it all happen in the lamp via DMX; or is it all dip switches, presets, and only a mains cable?
And although I only want single primary colours in each lamp at the moment, it would be nice if I could create patterns in the lamps from Max at some point in the future. (In fact, I think I'd rather have colour patterns in the white lamp instead of plain white light)
If anyone can (ha ha) enlighten me, or point me in the right direction, I'd be really grateful.