I found your website while searching google. I've noticed this is more for Theater Productions, but hopefully SOMEONE could help me.
I recently just started doing lights for my friends band. Right now, we are using 6 flood lights and a American DJ Mega Flash strobe. All 6 flood lights are plugged into a relay pack(Basically a switchable power strip) and then this is connected to a Chauvet SF-9005 Timing Pad.
All 6 flood lights work fine. We turn the switched on and the lights come on immediately. The strobe light however, does not. After jamming down the switch button several times and holding it, it will come on.
At first, I thought that the replay pack was overloaded, I unplugged all other lights and it still doesnt work correctly. Then I thought theres something wrong with the strobe. I plugged the strobe directly into a wall socket and it turned on instantly.
I read online a bit, and they told me to run the strobe through a DMX port thats on the back. Problem with this is, that the built-in strobe controller on the Chauvet Switch doesn't have a DMX output or input. So I went out and bought a XLR to 1/4 inch port since the Timing Pad has a 1/4 inch port. I noticed that the 1/4 inch says "MONO STROBE". Do I need to get a mono strobe?
After doing this, the stroke still doesnt work.
So I was wondering, is there a DMX address I need to enter? I'm very new to this so I don't know how to do it.
So basically, I don't know if theres any other options to get around this and make it work correctly. Do I need to purchase a new light controller or DMX Controller? I was reading that the DMX controller will not work with the flood lights since all they have is 3-prong power plug ins. Do I need to get a different cable? Should I purchase a new MONO strobe? Let me know the most cost effective way to solve this issue.
My friends band has one of its biggest shows they have played this Friday. Theres rumors that Rise records as well as a few others are showing up, so a working light system would give them a better chance at a record deal! Let me know about your ideas!