Strobes and MIDI

Rachel S

Apr 2, 2016

I'm the ME for a production of the Tempest and the LD wants to use MIDI controlled strobes for the opening storm sequence. There will be an electric drum set that should be able to control the strobes individually. I'm not sure how to hook it up. I've never used MIDI with lighting before and I don't really know where to begin.

We are running an ETC Ion. We have 2 Atomic strobes and 4 Chavet LED Techno Strobes. I have to purchase all of the midi components and I'm not sure what the drummer is running at this point.

After looking at the specs for the Atomic strobes, I'm assuming there is some sort of conversion from DMX to midi . . .

Any help you could give would be appreciated. We tech in a week!