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Alrighty so I have another question. I'm sure that the answer is staring at me in the face but after searching for the answer here and else where I can't seem to figure it out. I've been trying to get madrix to work with light or rama but I can't seem to control the lights. I've followed the directions that Brad has posted ()

and I am able to control the bins in madrix with light o rama but I can't seem to control the actual lights I have set up. I'm guessing it is because I haven't configured something correctly. I have two types of DMX donggles that I have tried. I have the LOR iDMX1000 and the HolidayCoro ActiDongle. With both of them I can control the lights with just the sequence editor when I add rgb channles but I seem to be missing something when I use madrix. Hopefully someone can help me :)  


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Do you have the DMX adapters set up in Madrix? You need to get it set up so that you can control the lights in Madrix without LOR first. Then after you have them working with Madrix see if LOR can control Madrix.

It sounds like you have the ActiDongle connected to LOR. You need to have the RGB lights on an adapter/dongle/etc..that is only connected to Madrix if that is what you want to control them.

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Hello Scott,


I was wondering if you could answer a couple of questions I have about madrix and lor.



I'll be glad to try. I am new to Madrix as well. I have just been testing with the demo software this year. Brad Boyink might be more help than me. He has done several "how to" videos and taught a class at the Expo.

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Thanks for the reply.


I think U are in TN   I am in Central Fl. I am working my way thru it but a sit down with someone would sure help. I am running 14  universes and just building the patch is a challenge.



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