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OSO 1612
DMX controller
User manual
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Introduction:
Thank you for purchasing this AYRA DMX controller. To optimize the performance of this product,
please read these operating instructions carefully to familiarize yourself with the basic operations
of the unit. This device is a unique 192 DMX channel controller. This unit has been tested at the
factory before being shipped, there is no assembly required. Read the instruction in this manual
carefully and thoroughly. This because the manual provides important information regarding
safety during use and maintenance. Please keep this manual with the unit, in order to consult it
in the future.
FEATURES:
* 192 DMX channels
* 12 Scanners (fixtures) of 16 channels each
* 30 Banks, each capable of storing 8 programmable scenes
* 6 Programmable chases with maximum 240 scenes each
* 8 Sliders for manual control of channels
* Assignable joystick for easy control of certain channels
* File Dump allows data to be sent or received between two units
* Auto mode program controlled by speed and fade time sliders
* Fade time/Assign fade time
* Reversible DMX channels allows fixture to react in opposition to others in a chase
* 8 CHANNEL or 16 CHANNEL mode
* Fine adjustment for joystick pan and tilt
* Blackout master button
* Manual Override button allows you to grab any fixture on the fly and edit values
* Built in microphone for music triggering
* MIDI control over banks, chases and blackout
* DMX Polarity selector
* Power failure memory
Box contents:
1x DMX Console
1x AC/DC adaptor
1x User Manual
General:
The OSO 1612 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. This unit allows you to assign and save DMX channels. In addition,
two units can set up communication so that they can send or receive a complete file.
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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 use this
feature frequently to avoid this risk.
3. Only use the recommended AC/DC power adaptor.
4. Be sure to save the packing carton in case you may ever have to return the unit for service.
5. Do not spill other liquids or water in or on your console.
6. Be sure that the local power outlet matches that or the required voltage for your console.
7. 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 to avoid damage and injury.
8. 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.
9. Disconnect from main power before making any type of connection.
10. Do not remove the top cover under any conditions. There are no user serviceable parts
inside.
11. Disconnect the unit’s main power when left unused for long periods of time.
12. This unit is not intended for home use.
13. 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.
14. This unit should be operated by adults only, never allow small children tamper or play with
this unit.
15. 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
CAUTIONS:
1. There are no user serviceable parts inside this unit.
2. Do not attempt any repairs by yourself, doing so will void your manufactures warranty.
3. In the unlikely event your unit may require service please contact your nearest dealer.
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CONTROLS AND FUNCTIONS:
Front Panel:
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SC EN ES
SC A N N ERS
REA D Y
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FO G M A C H IN E
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Page B
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BAN K
TAP/D isplay
BAN K
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C hase 2
C hase 3
C hase 4
C hase 5
C hase 6
MODE
FIN E
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Page Select
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M idi/Rec
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Scanner Buttons (1-12)
2.
Scene Buttons –
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6
7
10
9
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Press the scene buttons to load or store your scenes. There is a maximum of 240
programmable scenes, spread over 30 banks with a capacity of 8 scenes each.
3.
Faders –
These faders are used to control the intensity of channel 1-8 or channel 9-16 depending
upon the selected page. Use the Page A/B button to switch between these two.
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. (Working not guaranteed with every brand and model)
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 (fixture) or for programming.
10. Tilt Joystick –
This joystick is used to control the Tilt of the scanner (fixture) or for programming.
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11. Program Button –
Activates the program mode.
12. MIDI/Rec –
Used to activate MIDI operation or to record programs.
13. Auto/Del –
Activates automatic mode or is used to delete scenes or chases.
14. Music/Bank Copy –
Activates the music controlled mode or is used to copy banks.
15. Bank Up/Down –
Press the Up/Down button to select from 30 banks.
16. Tap/Display –
Used to create a standard beat or to change the value mode between % and 0-255.
17. Blackout Button –
Tap to momentarily pause whole output (while the controller is still running its programs)
18. Chase Button(1-6) –
These buttons are used for activating the chase of programmed scenes.
19. Fine Button –
When Fine is on, the Pan or Tilt joystick will control the scanner in the smallest increment.
20. Mode Button –
Pressing Fine and Mode buttons allows to activate Assign or Reverse mode.
Rear Panel:
AU D I O
M ID I IN
DMX OUT
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2 = D ata 3 = D ATA +
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D M X O U T D M X IN
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D M X PO L ARIT Y SE LE C T
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1. MIDI IN –
Receives MIDI data.
2. DMX Polarity Select –
Used to select DMX polarity (used for old Martin lighting fixtures which run on the Martin
protocol)
3. DMX OUT –
This connector sends your DMX value to the first DMX fixture in your DMX daisy-chain.
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4. DMX IN –
This connector accepts your DMX input signals.
5. Fog Machine Connector –
This connector is used to plug in a Fog Machine. (Working with all types and brands not
guaranteed)
6. DC Input –
DC9-12V, 500mA min. Power adapter included
7. Power Switch –
This switch turns On/Off the power.
8. AUDIO IN –
0.1V~1Vp-p.
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OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
Display Information:
The LCD Display contains a maximum of 2 lines, each of 8 characters. Below are the
definitions.
LCD Display
Message
SN1
Scene 1
BK1
Bank 1
CHASE1
Chase 1 is activated
STEP 009
The ninth step of a chase
DATA 184
DMX Value (000-255)
SP: 1M54s
The current speed is 1 minute 54 seconds
TP: 4.25s
The time of the last two taps is 4.25 seconds
ASS 04 05
Assign DMX channels 4 and 5
RES 10 13
Reverse DMX channels 10 and 13
SET UP
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
1
1
1 “On”
2
17
1 and 5 “On”
3
33
1 and 6 “On”
4
49
1,5 and 6 “On”
5
65
1 and 7 “On”
6
81
1,5 and 7 “On”
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97
1,6 and 7 “On”
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113
1,5,6 and 7 “On”
9
129
1 and 8 “On”
10
145
1,5 and 8 “On”
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161
1,6 and 8 “On”
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177
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.
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
turn on. 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” buttons at the same time again to exit
Assign mode.
SCENES
Programming A Scene
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2)
Enter program mode (See Enabling Program Mode)..
Check the blackout key and verify that the LED is not lit, if it is, press it once to exit
blackout mode.
3) Verify that the speed and fade time sliders are positioned at zero.
4) Press the scanner (fixture) 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. The values of each fixture will be synchronized.
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
MIDI/Rec button to program this scene into the 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 (or the amount you want) 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.
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Example Scene Program
1) Enable the program mode.
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.
5) Select bank 1 using the bank Up/Down buttons.
6) Press the MIDI/Rec button.
7) Tap scene 1 to store the first scene.
8) Repeat steps 4-7 until all scenes have been programmed into bank 1.
9) Tap the scanner 1 button to turn off the fader control.
10) When finished, disable program mode. You can now manually tap through you have
just programmed.
Editing A Scene
1) Enable the program mode.
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 MIDI/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.
Copy Scanner Settings – This setting allows you to copy the settings of one scanner (fixture) to
another
1) Press and hold down the scanner (fixture) button you wish to copy.
2) While holding down the button, tap the button of the scanner you wish to copy the
settings to.
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 the corresponding scene button.
4) Using the BankUp/Down button select the bank you wish to copy the scene to.
5) Tap the MIDI/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.
2) Press the desired Scene button to select the scene you wish to delete.
3) 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.
4) When the programmed scene is deleted, all DMX channel values will be set to 0.
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.
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 MIDI/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.
CHASES
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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4)
5)
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 MIDI/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.
4) Tap the Music/Bank Copy button.
5) Tap the MIDI/Rec copy button, all LEDs will flash three times indicating that the
requested operation has been performed.
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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 display 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 MIDI/Rec button, the segment display will read the step one step higher
than before.
6) Tap the Tap/Display button again. The display 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.
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 delete.
5) Press the Auto/Del button to delete the step. All LEDs will flash three times indicating
the requested operation has been performed.
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.
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.
JOYSTICK/CHANNEL SELECTION
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).
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4)
5)
6)
Use the “Tap/Display” button to select 16 or 8 channel mode.
Press the button corresponding to the scanner you wish to assign.
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 button to select the scanner (fixture).
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 (fixtures).
Delete a scanner of DMX Channels
1) Activate Assign or reverse mode.
2) Tap the scanner button to select the scanner you wish to delete.
3) Press the mode and Auto/Del buttons at the same time. All LEDs will flash three time
indicating the requested operation has been performed.
Clear All DMX Channels
1) Turn the power 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.
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.
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3)
Press the scanner button that is set at the desired Pan and Tilt and the display will
show the DMX values for Pan and Tilt.
FADE TIME
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
Running Scenes
There are three modes in which you can run scenes and chases. They are Manual mode,
Auto mode, and music mode.
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.
Auto Mode
This function allows you to run a bank of programmed scenes in sequence.
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4)
5)
Press the Auto/Del button to enter into Auto mode. The Auto LED will light indicating
the Auto mode is active.
Use the bank Up/Down button to select a bank of scenes to run.
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.
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.
Press the Auto/Display button to exit Auto mode.
Music Mode
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1)
2)
3)
Press the Music/Bank Copy button to activate Music mode.
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.
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.
Auto Mode
1) Press the Auto/Del button to activate Auto mode.
2) Select the desired by pressing one of six Chase buttons. Pressing this button a second
time will negate this selection.
3) 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 controller to a second unit.
You must connect the units using 3-pin XLR cables. Connect the XLR-cable to the DMX “Out”
chassis on the sending controller and use the DMX “In” chassis on the receiving unit.
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”.
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) After receiving the data, the unit will automatically return to normal mode.
MIDI Channel Setting
1) Press and hold the MIDI/Rec button for three seconds. The LCD shows the MIDI
channel of last time.
2) Use the bank Up/Down button to select the DMX channel 01-16 to assign to the MIDI
channel.
3) Press and hold the MIDI/Rec button to save your settings. The LEDs will flash three
times indicating that the required operation has been performed.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Power Input
DMX In/Out
MIDI IN
Dimensions
Weight
DC 9~12V 300mA Min.
3 pin female/male XLR socket
5 pin multiple socket
482x134x85mm
2.7 Kgs
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