Input [USB]

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DMX-IN Via USB

You can connect the LUNA directly via USB to the computer that runs the MADRIX 5 Software. Data is sent into the MADRIX LUNA via DMX-IN [XLR] and from the LUNA to MADRIX 5 via USB.

 

 

1] Initial Configuration

Connect your external DMX controller to the DMX-IN port of MADRIX LUNA.

Connect MADRIX LUNA to power.
[Please see safety instructions in the MADRIX LUNA Technical Manual & Quick Start Guide!]

Connect MADRIX LUNA to your computer via USB.
[Use the provided USB cable.]

Make sure to check the power-management options of Windows. Learn more »PC Power Management

 

 

2] Enabling Drivers In MADRIX 5

Go to the menu Preferences > Options... > Devices USB
[Keyboard shortcut: Ctrl+Alt+O > Devices USB]

Activate MADRIX LUNA
[The option is activated by default.]

Click Apply

Close the window with OK

Devices (USB/PCI)

 

 

3] Activating Devices

Go to the menu Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Devices
[Keyboard shortcut: F4]

Your LUNA devices and all of their ports [4/8/16 output ports, 1 input port] will appear in the list.

If your devices are not in the list, click
[In the screenshot below, one LUNA 8 is connected.]
 


 

Select MADRIX LUNA DMX-IN in the list.

Right Mouse Click on the column State to set from Off to On [indicated by green light].

IN is automatically activated.


 

If required, change the frame time.
- Right Mouse Click on the column ms / FPS and and a number.
- The higher the frame time [in milliseconds], the lower the frame rate will be [in Frames Per Second].
- The lower the frame time, the higher the FPS will be.
- The default frame time is 30.

 

 

4] Activating DMX Input

Go to the menu Preferences > Device Manager... > DMX Input

DMX Input Tab
 

Select your preferred DMX Universe in the list.
[By default, DMX universe 1 to 8 are listed. If you wish to increase the number of DMX-IN universes, you can change the setting under Options > Performance.

Choose your DMX-IN Device in the section Device. Select MADRIX LUNA - DMX-IN

 

DMX-IN is now activated. MADRIX 5 can already receive DMX data.

Now, choose how to use incoming data as explained below.

 

 

5] DMX-IN

Data

At this point, MADRIX 5 is now already receiving any incoming data.

You can now use this data, for example for Scripts and Macros.

If you want to monitor incoming signals, select your DMX universe/DMX device in the list and click

 

Mapping

Use Mapping, if you want to route incoming DMX signals through MADRIX 5 to your output [DMX-Thru].

First, select your device in the list.

Activate Mapping

This feature maps incoming data to the specified DMX universe and channels.

Mapping

 

Configure the following settings in the section Mapping
- Map Channels From - Defines which incoming channels are used. This is the start channel to specify the range of channels.
- To - Defines which incoming channels are used. This is the end channel to specify the range of channels.
- To Universe - Defines onto which output DMX universe MADRIX 5 should map the specified range of incoming channels.
- Start At Channel - Defines the first DMX channel of the output DMX universe MADRIX 5 should use.
- Use HTP - Activates the Highest Takes Precedence feature. You can map incoming data to a DMX address range that MADRIX 5 already controls. Use HTP and MADRIX 5 will compare incoming values with the DMX data it sends to the DMX output. As a result, MADRIX 5 will only use the highest of both values on a particular channel and send it to the output.

Click Apply to confirm.

 

Remote Control

Use Remote Control, if you want to control the MADRIX 5 Software remotely

First, select your device in the list.

Activate Remote

Select one of the built-in protocols in the section Remote Control as explained below
or create your own remote configuration.

Mapping

 

Open MADRIX MIDI Remote Configuration

Open - Loads a previously saved MADRIX 5 DMX Remote Configuration file [of the file type *.mdrx].

DMX-IN Protocols

Protocols - Choose from a pre-configured protocol [configuration].

MIDI Remote Control Edit

DMX-IN Remote Editor - Allows you to modify a configuration or create a new configuration.

Start Address

Start Address - Defines on which particular DMX channel the protocol should start. The whole protocol will be mapped to this new address area.

DMX Watcher - Opens the DMX Watcher to monitor your DMX output or input.

 

Trigger

Use Trigger, if you want to use incoming signals for the MADRIX 5 TRI Effects.

First, select your device in the list.

Activate Trigger

Mapping

 

Port - Defines the port [Port 1 - 8] that is assigned to this DMX-IN Device. MADRIX 5 allows you to send trigger signals from up to 8 different devices [8 ports] and assign a MADRIX 5 TRI Effect the corresponding port.

Value Range - Defines the range of incoming DMX values that can be used as trigger signal.
- The minimum and default value is 1.
- The maximum and default value is 512.

MIDI Remote Control Edit

Assign Minimum Value - Automatically assigns the minimum value when using the controller.
- Click Assign and use the control on your controller for the minimum value and the value will be set automatically in the MADRIX 5 Software.

MIDI Remote Control Edit

Assign Maximum Value - Automatically assigns the maximum value when using the controller.
- Click Assign and use the control on your controller for the maximum value and the value will be set automatically in the MADRIX 5 Software.

 

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