New Enttec Control Device Coming – DMXIS

enttec_dmxis_deviceiSquint has learn that Enttec is preparing to launch a new control device in the VERY near future called DMXIS. The official announcement is right around the corner from what we understand, but we have been given advanced information on the new DMXIS.

Enttec has developed a low cost solution for bands that may not have the privilege of hiring a light board op or the ability to run their own light show while playing in the band on stage.  In comes the DMXIS.

DMXIS is the easy way to create exciting live light shows with your Mac OS® or Windows® based computer. DMXIS was designed specifically for live performers who want to run an automated light show while performing on stage. The hardware is incredibly easy to connect up, and the software extremely simple to learn and operate, while being flexible enough to control modern intelligent light fixtures.

More after the jump…

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With DMXIS, you pre-program your entire light show in advance, letting you concentrate on your live performance. You can then manually step through the light show using a simple footswitch plugged into the DMXIS hardware interface. Or, if you use audio software such as Logic, Ableton Live, Cubase or Mixmeister in your live show, you can use the DMXIS plug-in (VST or Audio Unit) to run your lights directly from your audio software! This is incredibly effective, as your light show automatically synchronizes to the performance, even if you change tempo live.

The DMXIS hardware interface is a professional standard USB-DMX converter, capable of transmitting a full universe (512 channels) of DMX-512 data at full 40 Hz frame rate. An on-board microprocessor performs all the DMX frame buffering – in other words, the interface itself is responsible for generating a steady and reliable DMX data stream. This is far more reliable than some cheaper USB-DMX devices which rely on your computer to generate the data. To protect your computer from unintentional electrical surges (for example, if someone were to foolishly plug a phantom-powered mic cable into your interface) the DMXIS interface has full 1500V data and power isolation.

Software Features

  • Controls any DMX-512 compatible light fixture, including classic dimmer packs, LED fixtures, and intelligent lighting
  • Supports 512 DMX channels & unlimited number of fixtures
  • Hardware style user interface is quick to learn and easy to use
  • Intuitive tempo-based approach, for perfect synchronization of lighting & music
  • Runs as a standalone program, VST plug-in, or Audio Unit plug-in

The DMXIS runs $259 for the interface device and will be avilable and shipping the middle of May 2009.  For more information on Enttec, visit their website at www.enttec.com.

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