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Rekordbox Laser Fixture Issue

Hey Pioneer Staff,

I recently got into the lighting side of rekordbox. I have successfully setup my two moving heads and a bar light. Everything has been working great and I really enjoy the product so far.

I decided to add on one more fixture and went with the Laserworld EL-400RGB laser. I went with this laser because it was listed as a supported fixture on the Pioneer Database site, but I'm having problems getting it setup/running correctly.

Making sure it is not an address issue, I assigned the laser to channel 1 in rekordbox and on the fixture. The laser will turn on and emit the same color/pattern, but rekordbox lacks any control after that. Using the rekordbox macro editor I tried changing colors, turning it on/off, and changing patterns, but none of it works. Continues with the same color/pattern the entire time regardless of macro editor changes. It's as if rekordbox only knows how to turn the laser on, but not control it once the laser is on.

Thoughts on why this is happening?

I've attached images to show my address setup and also attached the laser's DMX channel page from the manual.

Thanks,

Rob

 

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Lasers, while available as a fixture type within rekordbox, are not yet supported for any kind of control at this time. We hope to have additional control for them in future.

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Oh, alright. I'll wait for the update.

In the meantime, I feel like you guys should remove laser fixtures as supported devices. I would argue having the ability to turn it on with zero control does not mean "supported". It's extremely misleading...

 

Rob

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The database we use also services many other vendors, so having the entries there benefits not just us, but others as well - and as soon as we're ready with more laser functionality, the fixtures will be as well.

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Hi Pioneer Rekordbox Team,

I come back to Rob's request from the turn of the year. He was looking for help because of the unsupported laser effects. As I know, the lighting mode has also been revised with new Rekordbx version 6.0. The new possibility to limit Pan and Tilt values ​​has been extremely successful. Unfortunately, this does not apply to Laser effects. So far, only switching the laser on and off is supported. The color choice seems to me to be random, at least you can't influence it in the Macro Edit. Pan and tilt are also not supported.

 

Will there be an update this year that extends the lighting mode to control lasers?

At the moment I can freely program with the new DMX Direct Control over 3 settings, 3 specific scenes (also for lasers). But three are far too little for a laser show. At least 16 would be better. (I had already sent a suggestion to your software developer regarding more DMX Direct Settings.)

Alternatively, I have already worked with a DMX merger and an additional DMX controller. So far, if the respective lighting effect is not controlled by Rekordbox, that works well. But that doesn't make any sense, because I'm currently working with Rekordbox Lighting to have an automatic light show. If I let the effects of Rekordbox on and off, I can add signals for Pan, Tilt and gobo via the external DMX controller. Unfortunately there is a catch: I can't override Recordbox's arbitrary color selection.  With many lasers and other lighting effects, the choice of color is controlled via a DMX channel.

Why doesn't color control on Rekordbox currently work with these effects?

 

Best wishes

 

Jost

 

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Sorry, we don't currently support laser fixtures because they're not as simple as standard moving head fixtures for the controls. We understand there is demand for them however I'll direct you to use the manual controls in the meantime to access the macro functions in the laser until such time as controls are added.

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