I have thought a lot lately about setting up a way to control a lighting system wirelessly from a laptop or tablet. I would like to know what the easiest and cheapest way to do this would be. (Please, no replies about the dangers of relying on a wireless system--I understand the risks, and have no intention of running a show this way.) Anyway, my idea would be to connect a console to a computer, and the comp. in turn would be hooked into a wireless router, establishing a network that can be accessed from another device (laptop). Considering the following, would this be possible?
1) The console in question has DMX512 IN (ie, 5 pin male), no Ethernet.
2) Laptop would need software. (kind of like a virtual console; faders, subs, etc.)
3) System is all conventionals; no movers or LEDs.
I am guessing I would need a female DMX-512 to usb adapter. Could my idea work? How? If not, how should I go about setting something like this up?