TRANSCENSION DMX OPERATOR 2 USER MANUAL

TRANSCENSION DMX OPERATOR 2 USER MANUAL
I. PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS
Thank you for using our company the 192 CH DMX OPERATOR. To optimize the
performance of this product, please read these operating instructions carefully to
familiarize yourself with the basic operations of this unit. The unit is a unique 192
DMX channel. This unit has been tested at the factory before being shipped to you,
there is no assembly required. It features include:
l 192 DMX channels
l 12 Scanners of 16 channels each
l 30 Banks of 8 programmable scenes
l 6 Programmable chases of 240 scenes
l 8 Sliders for manual control of channels
l Assignable joystick for ease of channels
l File Dump allows data to be sent or received between two units
l Auto mode program controlled by speed and fade time sliders
l Fade time/Assign fade time
l Reversible DMX channels allows fixture to react in opposition to others
in a chase
l 8 CHANNEL or 16 CHANNEL mode
l Fine adjustment for joystick pan and tilt
l Blackout master button
l Manual Override button allows you to grab any fixture on the fly
l Built in microphone for music triggering
l DMX Polarity selector
l Power failure memory
Read the instruction in this manual carefully and thoroughly, as they give important
information regarding safety during use and maintenance. Please keep this manual
with the unit, in order to consult it in the future.
II. WARNINGS
1. To prevent or reduce the risk of electrical shock or fire, do not expose this unit
to rain or moisture.
2. Clearing memory often may cause damage to the memory chip, be careful not to
initialize your unit frequency often to avoid this risk.
3. Only use the recommended AC/DC power adaptor.
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Be sure to save the packing carton in case you may ever have to return the unit
for service.
Do not spill other liquids or water in to or on to your amplifier.
Be sure that the local power outlet match that or the required voltage for your
amplifier.
Do not attempt to operate this unit if the power cord has been frayed or broken.
Please route your power cord out of the way of foot traffic.
Do not attempt to remove or break off the ground prong from the electrical cord.
This prong is used to reduce the risk of electrical shock and fire in case of an
internal short.
Disconnect from main power before making any type of connection.
Do not remove the top cover under any conditions. There are no user serviceable
parts inside.
Disconnect the unit’s main power when left unused for long periods of time.
This unit is not intended for home use.
Carefully inspect this unit for damage that may have incurred during shipping. If
the unit appears to be damaged, do not attempt any operation, please contact
your dealer.
This unit should be operated by adults only, never allow small children tamper
or play with this unit.
Never operate this unit under the following conditions:
- In places subject to excessive humidity
- In places subject to excessive vibration or bumps
- In area with a temperature over 450C/1130 F or less than 20C/35.60 F
III. CAUTIONS
1. There are no user serviceable parts inside this unit.
2. Do not attempt any repairs yourself, doing so will void your manufactures
warranty.
3. In the unlikely event your unit may require service please contact your nearest
dealer.
IV. CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS
Front Panel:
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Scanner Buttons(1-12) –
Scene Buttons –
Press the scene buttons to load or stored your scenes. There are maximum of 240
programmable scenes.
3. Faders –
These faders are used to control the intensity of channel 1-8 or channel 9-16
depending upon the selected page.
4. Page Select Button –
Used to select page between Page A(1-8) and Page B(9-16).
5. Fog Machine Button –
Activates Fog Machine.
6. Speed Slider –
Used to adjust the chase speed within the range of 0.1 second to 10 minutes.
7. Fade Time Slider –
Used to adjust the fade time. Fade time is the amount of time it takes for a
scanner(or scanner) to move from one position to another, for the dimmer to
fade in or fade out.
8. LCD Display –
Shows the current activity or programming state.
9. Pan Joystick –
This joystick is used to control the Pan of the scanner or for programming.
10. Tilt Joystick –
This joystick is used to control the Tilt of the scanner or for programming.
11. Program Button –
Activates program mode.
12. Auto/Del –
Activates Music mode or to delect scenes or chases.
13. Music/Bank Copy –
Activates Program mode.
14. Bank Up/Down –
Press the Up/Down button to select from 30 banks.
15. Tap/Display –
Used to create a standard beat or to change the value mode between % and
0-255.
16. Blackout Button –
Tap to momentarily pause whole output.
17. Chase Button(1-6) –
These buttons are used for activating the chase of programmed scenes.
18. Fine Button –
When Fine is on, the Pan or Tilt joystick will control the scanner in the smallest
increment.
19. Mode Button –
Pressing Fine and Mode buttons allows to activate Assign or Reverse mode.
Rear Panel:
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DMX Polarity Select –
Used to select DMX polarity.
DMX OUT –
This connector sends your DMX value to the DMX scanner or DMX pack.
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DMX IN –
This connector accepts your DMX input signals.
Fog Machine Connector –
This connector is used to plug in the Fog Machine.
DC Input –
DC9-12V, 500mA min..
Power Switch –
This switch turns On/Off the power.
AUDIO IN –
0.1V~1Vp-p.
SET UP
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Unit Setup
The unit is preset to allocate 16 channels per fixture. In order to assign your
fixtures to the scanner buttons located on the left side of the unit you will need
to space your fixtures 16 DMX channels apart.
Use the Following chart for DMX Addressing
Fixture #
Digital #
Dip Switch Setting
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1 “On”
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17
1 and 5 “On”
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33
1 and 6 “On”
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49
1,5 and 6 “On”
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65
1 and 7 “On”
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81
1,5 and 7 “On”
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1,6 and 7 “On”
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1,5,6 and 7 “On”
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129
1 and 8 “On”
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145
1,5 and 8 “On”
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1,6 and 8 “On”
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1,5,6 and 8 “On”
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Enabling the program mode
To enable program mode, hold the program button for seconds until LED is lit.
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Set-up Joystick
1) Press and hold the “Program” button until LED is lit.
2) Press and hold the “Mode” and “Fine” button at the same time, the assign
LED should light. If the reverse LED lights, press “Fine” and “Mode”
again to enter assign mode .
3) Use the bank UP and DOWN keys to select the axis you wish to assign
(Pan or TILT).
4) Use the “Tap/Display” button to select 16 or 8 channel mode.
5) Press the button corresponding to the scanner you wish to assign.
6) While holding the mode button press the scene number corresponding to
the slider which controls the movement. (Example: If pan is controlled by
slider number 4, press and hold the “Mode” button while tapping scene
button 4#).
V. OPERATION
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General:
The unit allows you to program 12 scanners with 16 DMX channels each, 30
banks of 8 programmable scenes, 6 chases of 240 scenes using 8 channel sliders,
a joystick, and other buttons. With the ease of the joystick, you can easily and
more accurately control the movement of a fixture. To further your ability to
dazzle the audience, this unit allows you to assign and revement DMX channels.
In addition, two units can set up communication so that they can send or receive
a complete file dump.
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Display Information:
The LCD Display contains a maximum of 2 lines, each of 8 characters. Below
are the definitions.
LCD Display
SN1
BK1
CHASE1
STEP 009
DATA 184
SP: 1M54s
TP: 4.25s
ASS 04 05
RES 10 13
Message
Scene 1
Bank 1
Chase 1 is activated
The ninth step of a chase
DMX Value (000-255)
The current speed is 1 minute 54 seconds
The time of the last two taps is 4.25 seconds
Assign DMX channels 4 and 5
Reverse DMX channels 10 and 13
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When finished press the “Mode” and “Fine” buttons at the same time again
to exit Assign mode.
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SCENES
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Programming A Scene
1) Enter program mode (See Enabling Program Mode)..
2) Check the blackout key and verify that the LED is not lit, if it is, press it
once to exit blackoutmode.
3) Verify that the speed and fade time sliders are positioned at zero.
4) Press the scanner button corresponding to the unit wish to control. You may
control more than one scanner at time by pressing the button corresponding
to the scanner(s) you wish to program.
5) Move the faders and joystick to the desired position. If necessary, you may
select page B to control channels 9-16.
6) Tap the bank Up/Down button to choose the bank you want to store this
scene into. There are a total of 30 banks you can select, you may store up to
8 scenes in each bank.
7) Once all scanners are programmed into the desired position for the scene,
tap the Rec button to program this scene into memory.
8) Tap the scene button you wish to store your scene into. All LEDs will flash
three times signifying this operation. The LCD readout will show the bank
and scene.
9) To unselect the scanner(s) you have been programming and switch to
another simply press the button of the scanner you have been programming
again, deselecting it, and select another scanner.
10) Repeat steps 2-7 until all scenes have been programmed.
11) If you don’t intend to continue programming at this time, press and hold the
program button for three seconds to exit program mode. The LED will go
out indicating this selection.
Example Scene Program
1) Program Enable.
2) Tap the Scanner 1 button to turn on its fader control.
3) Verify that the page select is set on page A, if not press the page select
button to select page A.
4) Move the first and second faders all the way up to their maximum value
position.
Select bank 1 using the bank Up/Down buttons.
Press the Rec button.
Tap scene 1 to store the first scene.
Repeat steps 4-7 until all scenes have been programmed into bank 1.
Tap the scanner 1 button to turn off the fader control.
When finished, disable program mode. You can now manually tap through
you have just programmed.
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Editing A Scene
1) Program Enable.
2) Press the Bank Up/Down button to select the bank containing the scene you
wish to edit.
3) Select the scene you wish to edit by tapping it’s scene button.
4) Use the faders and/or joystick to make the desired adjustments to the scene.
5) Once you have completed the changes, tap the Rec button.
6) Tap the scene button that corresponds to the scene you’re editing. This will
override the existing scene.
Be sure to select the same scene in steps 3 and 6, otherwise you may
accidentally record over an existing scene.
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Copy Scanner Settings – This setting allows you to copy the settings of one
scanner to another
1) Press and hold down the scanner button you wish to copy.
2) While holding down the button, tap the button of the scanner you wish to
copy the settings to.
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Copy A Scene
1) Enable Program Mode.
2) Tap the Bank Up/Down button to select the bank containing the scene you
wish to copy.
3) Select the scene you wish to copy by pressing it’s scene button.
4) Using the BankUp/Down button select the bank you wish to copy the scene
to.
5) Tap the Rec button.
6) Tap the scene button you wish to copy the scene to.
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Deleting A Scene
1) Enable Programming Mode.
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Press the desired Scene button to select the scene you wish to delete.
Press and hold down the Auto/Del button. While holding the button, tap the
scene button that corresponds with the scene you wish to delete.
When the programmed scene is delete, all DMX channel values will be set
to 0.
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Deleting All Scenes
1) With the power off to the unit, press and hold down the Program and Bank
Down buttons at the same time.
2) Turn the unit back on, and all scenes should be cleared.
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Copy A Bank of Scenes
1) Enable Programming Mode.
2) Tap the Bank Up/Down button until you reach the bank you wish to copy.
3) Tap the Rec button.
4) Tap the Bank Up/Down button to select the bank you wish to copy to.
5) Tap the Music/Bank Copy button, all LEDs will briefly flash three times
indicating the function has been completed.
6) Press the program button for three seconds to exit programming mode.
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Add A Step
1) Enable Programming Mode.
2) Press the corresponding button to the chase you wish to add a step to.
3) Press the Tap/Display button, the LCD will show the current step.
4) Press the Bank Up/Down button and scroll to the step you wish to insert the
step after.
5) Press the Rec button, the segment display will read the step one step higher
than before.
6) Tap the Tap/Display buttonagain. The LCD shows the current chase, scene,
and bank. Create a desired scene and record it as a new step or select a
previously programmed scene to add to the chase.
7) Once you have selected the scene you wish to add, press the MIDI/Rec
button again. All LEDs will flash three time indicating the new step has
been inserted into the chase.
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Deleting A Step
1) Enable Programming Mode.
2) Select the chase that contains the step you wish to delete.
3) Press the Tap/Display button, the LCD shows the current step.
4) Press the Bank Up/Down button and scroll to the step you wish to delect.
5) Press the Auto/Del button to delete the step. All LEDs will flash three times
indicating the requested operation has been performed.
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Delete A Chase
1) Press the button corresponding to the chase you wish to delete.
2) Press and hold down the Auto/Del button while holding down the chase
button. All LEDs will flash three time indicating that the requested
operation has been performed.
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Delete A Chase
1) With the power off, press and hold down the Auto/Del and Bank Down
buttons at the same time.
2) Reapply the power, and all chases should be cleared.
CHASES
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Programming a Chase
Note: You must have already programmed scenes in order to program a chase,
this function allows you to cycle through up to 240 scenes in a preselected order.
It is recommended before programming chases for the first time, you delete all
chases in the controller. See Delete All Chases for instructions on how to do so.
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Enable Programming Mode.
Tap the Chase button to select the chase you wish to program.
Select a desired scene from the bank that has scenes stored inside it.
Tap the Rec button.
Repeat steps 3-4 until all desired scenes scenes have been entered.
Inserting a bank of scenes into a chase
1) Enable Programming Mode.
2) Select the chase you wish to program.
3) Use the Bank Up/Down key to select the bank of scenes you wish to copy.
Tap the Music/Bank Copy button.
Tap the Rec copy button, all LEDs will flash three times indicating that the
requested operation has been performed.
JOYSTICK/CHANNEL SELECTION
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Set-up Joystick
1) Press and hold the “Program” button until LED is lit.
2) Press and hold the “Mode” and “Fine” buttons at the same time, the assign
LED should light. If the reverse LED lights, press “Fine” and “Mode”
again to enter assign mode.
3) Use the bank Up and Down keys to select the axis you wish to assign (Pan
or Tilt).
4) Use the “Tap/Display” button to select 16 or 8 channel mode.
5) Press the button corresponding to the scanner you wish to assign.
6) While holding the mode button press the scene number corresponding to
the slider which controls the movement. (Example: If pan is controlled by
slider number 4, press and hold the “Mode” button while tapping scene
button 4#).
7) When finished press the “Mode” and “Fine” button at the same time again
to exit Assign mode.
Reverse Joystick Movement/DMX Channel
1) Enable Programming Mode.
2) Press the Fine and Mode buttons to enter assign mode, then press Fine and
Mode buttons again to enter reverse mode. The reverse LED lights up
indicating reverse mode is active.
3) Use Bank Up/Down button to change between the Pan and Tilt, the
corresponding LED lights indicating this selection.
4) Press the Tap/Display button to change between 8 CHANNEL and 16
CHANNEL mode.
5) Press the scanner buttonto select the scanner.
6) While holding the mode button, press the corresponding scene button the
channel you wish to reverse. (For Example: If you are reversing the on one
scanner, once you verify that you are in reverse mode, and the Tilt LED is
lit, check to see which slider the Tilt control is on. Hold the mode button
and press the scene button that is same as the slider number for tilt. (Slider
5/Scene 5).
7) Continue steps 3-7 as needed. You may reverse a maximum of 48 channels
for 12 scanners.
Delete a scanner of DMX Channels
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Activate Assign or reverse mode.
Tap the scanner button to select the scanner you wish to delete.
Press the mode and Auto/Del buttons at the same time. All LEDs will flash
three time indicating the requested operation has been performed.
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Clear All DMX Channels
1) Turn the power to the unit off.
2) Press the Mode and Auto/Del buttons at the same time.
3) While holding the two buttons, turn the power back on to the unit. All
LEDs will flash briefly indicating the requested operation has been
performed.
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Display DMX Channel
1) Press the Fine and Mode buttons at the same time, putting the controller
into assign mode.
2) Press the Fine and Mode buttons again, lighting the reverse LED.
3) Press the scanner button that is set at the desired Pan and Tilt and the LCD
will display the DMX values for Pan and Tilt.
FADE TIME
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Fade Time/Assign Fade Time
1) With the power off, press the mode and Tap/Display buttons at the same
time.
2) Apply the power again, tap the Tap/Display button to change between Fade
Time and Assign Fade Time, the LCD reads
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Press the Mode and Tap/Display buttons at the same time to store your
setting into memory. If you do not wish to save your setting, press the
blackout key to exit this operation.
PLAYBACK
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Running Scenes
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There are three modes in which you can run scenes and chases. They are Manual
mode, Auto mode, and music mode.
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Manual Mode
1) When the power is turned on, the unit enters manual mode automatically.
2) Check and verify that both the Auto and Music LEDs are off.
3) Use the Bank Up/Down button to select the bank with the scenes you wish
to run.
4) Press the scene button corresponding to the scene you wish to display.
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Auto Mode
This function allows you to run a bank of programmed scenes in sequence.
1) Press the Auto/Del button to enter into Auto mode. The Auto LED will
light indicating the Auto mode is active.
2) Use the bank Up/Down button to select a bank of scenes to run.
3) After selecting the bank of scenes to run, you can use the speed slider and
Fade Time slider to adjust the speed of the scene progression.
4) You can use the Tap Sync/Display button to set the speed instead. The
amount of time between the last two taps will instruct the controller in the
length of time between steps. This setting will stay in effect until the speed
slider is moved.
5) Press the Auto/Display button to exit Auto mode.
Music Mode
1) Press the Music/Bank Copy button to activate Music mode.
2) Use the bank Up/Down button to select a bank of scenes you wish to run.
The scenes selected will run through sequentially to the beat of the music
identified by the built-in microphone.
3) Tap the Music/Bank Copy button again to exit music mode.
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Running Chases
Manual Mode
1) When the power is turned on, the unit enters manual mode automatically.
2) Select the chase you wish to run by pressing the corresponding chase
button. Pressing this button a second time will unselect the chase.
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Auto Mode
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Press the Auto/Del button to activate Auto mode.
Select the desired by pressing one of six Chase buttons. Pressing this button
a second time will negate this selection.
Use the speed slider and Fand time slider to adjust the chase to your
specifications.
Music Mode
1) Press the Music/Bank Copy button to activate Music mode.
2) Select the desired chase by pressing one of six Chase buttons, this will
activate the chase and cause it to respond to the rhythms of the music.
FILE TRANSFER
File Transfer allows the user to transfer all information stored in one YB5001+ to a
second YB5001+ unit. You must connect the units using 3-pin XLR cables. The unit
sending the information will have the cable plugged into the DMX “Out” plug, and
the receiving the information will have the cable running into the DMX “In” location.
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To Send A File Dump
1) With the power off to the unit, press and hold down the scanner 2 and 3
buttons and scene 1 button at the same time.
2) Turn the unit back on while pressing these three buttons, the LCD will read
“TRANSMIT” indicating that the unit is ready to send the files.
3) Press scene button 7 and 8 at the same time to send the file dump.
4) If an error occurs during the file dump, the LCD will readout “ERROR”.
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Receive File Dump
1) With the power off, press and hold down the scanner 8, 9 and scene button
2 at a time.
2) Apply the power again while pressing these three buttons, the LCD shows
“RECEIVE” indicating this unit is receiving the file dump.
3) When receiving is over, the unit will automatically return to normal mode.
VI. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Power Input ………………………………… DC 9~12V 500mA Min.
DMX In/Out ………………………3 pin female/male XLR socket x 1
MIDI IN……………… …………………………5 pin multiple socket
Dimensions ……………………………..……..…….. 482x134x85mm
Weight …………………………………………………………2.7 Kgs
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