I've just begun to take an interest in the DMX control system. For the next show that I'm doing, I was hoping to use DMX color scrollers. I understand the basic concepts of DMX, but I'm not sure how to execute them.
So here's the process as I understand it to be:
1. Set the DMX channel for the scrollers (for this show, they'd all be running off of the same channel, so I guess I could arbitrarily call it 1).
2. Daisy chain the scrollers together and plug in the power sources. Is a terminator necessary?
3. Run a DMX cable to our board (an ETC Express 48/96)
4. Now this is where I become totally lost. How do I go about assigning DMX channel 1 to one of my channels on the light board (I assume this is a different procedure for different boards)?
Thats the system as far as I understand it. I know that I'm probably wrong somewhere in here, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.