[ANSWERED] Lighting for beginners ?
To make things a bit more complicated there is not only ArtNet there also sACN. At the early days of ArtNet we first used it at our theatre but our network was often overloaded so we switched to sACN. ArtNet is UniCast and sACN is Multicast. But I think ArtNet solved lot of the problems of the early days.
But I think ArtNet solved lot of the problems of the early days
Yes, I believe artnet 2 addressed these issues.
So in my daily practice as an scenographer / Lighting designer I use ETC Nomad, ETC makes great software called EOS that is basically a full light desk on your PC / Mac.
When you are touring and you need to change the patch list to a new setup it makes sense to do that in software that is created to do so. Isadora is fully capable of doing small shows / basic setups, but when you are have enter and have to perform in the evening with an general rehearsal in between is makes sense to use such software to quickly busk between all your different lighting subs / color palette's / Cue's. A basic license for ETC Nomad (Students / Educators) is 250 USD with 2 Universes and an ETC Gadget II (Basically a USB adapter for your PC)
Isadora has some great tools to connect with lighting desks, think about Midi Show Control :)
For some really basic setups I agree with the above, either go with an Enttec USB DMX Pro if you really want something that is relliable and quick to setup with something like QLC+ or go down the ArtNet route and get some Enttec stuff as well :)
A basic license for ETC Nomad (Students / Educators) is 250 USD with 2 Universes and an ETC Gadget II
I need to go back to school or teach at a university so I can afford to get this
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@woland they just ask for a simple certificate, i'm pretty sure you have some friend still student.... ;-)
I respect ETC too much to not play fair with them.