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Chauvet Obey 40 Universal DMX Controller

The Obey 40 is the next step up from the Obey 10, allowing for control of up to 12 fixtures at 16 channels each. With a slightly larger size comes a larger capacity: the Obey 40 has 30 banks on 8 scenes, or up to 240 scenes. The Obey 40 offers the flexibility of its little brother but also adds fog and strobe control and MIDI compatibility.

Features:
  • Universal DMX-512 controller
  • Controls up to 12 intelligent lights of up to 16 channels each
  • 30 banks of 8 scenes, 240 scenes max
  • 192 DMX channels of control
  • 6 sets of chases containing 240 scenes
  • Program fade and speed time into each step
  • Reversible sliders
  • Re-assignable channels
  • Sequential linking of chases
  • Fog & strobe control buttons
  • Grab any fixture on the fly
  • Beat activation, tap-sync and auto run
  • DMX polarity selector
  • 3-space (3U) rack mount
  • MIDI compatible
Specifications:
  • Power: 12VDC 500mA (external power supply: 100-240VAC 50/60Hz)
  • Weight: 5.7lbs (2.6kg)
  • Size: 20.25in x 3.5in x 6.75in / 514mm x 89mm x 171mm

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Chauvet LightingChauvet Obey 40 Universal DMX Controller
 
3.2

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to setup (5)
  • Efficient (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (8)
    • Performances (6)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect board for uplighting.

    First off,

    I understand people's frustration with DMX. It doesn't make sense at first, but once you get the hang of it, this board does everything it needs to do...Read complete review

    First off,

    I understand people's frustration with DMX. It doesn't make sense at first, but once you get the hang of it, this board does everything it needs to do and more. I highly recommend this board for uplighting. Thanks to LED you can change your colors on the fly without the need for endless gel purchases to match your clients needs. I don't use everything to the extent that you can use it for but my main setup is 3 fixtures for 3 zones. I put 16 Freedom Par Quad 5's on fixture 1, 16 on fixture 2, and 8 on fixture 3. Fixture 1 and 2 are alternating colors to wash the event, fixture 3 is typically used for the entry way and whatever area I want to stand out. I set scenes to coordinate with different parts of the event.

    For example, lets look at a how this applies for weddings. Fixtures one and two provide the main ambiance. Fixture 3 welcomes guests and draws their attention to the wedding party. Often times I get requests from Brides to match the dresses of their brides maids. I ask for a fabric sample in advance and use that color for some of the ambiance while guests are entering.

    Scenes for a wedding
    1. Entry hour while guests arrive
    2. Groom's entry
    3. Brides entry
    4. Main ceremony
    5. Hors d'oeuvres while the wedding party takes photos
    6. Reception with Father Daughter Dance and Best Man Speeches
    7. First Dance
    8. Dinner
    9. Dance time. (you can have a few difference scenes you switch between during this time to switch it up)
    10. Cooling down and Bride and Groom exit

    The beauty of this system is you can do all the work ahead of time and during the wedding you just hang out and press buttons from time to time. Easy. Faders allow for easy adjustment in the event you need to do any on the fly color mixing.

    For the price this is seriously the best thing you can ever invest in to get the most out of your uplighting rig.

    Thanks for the simple unit Chauvet, I sweat less thanks to you.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Multiplies the use of your lights

    Does a great job as far as controlling lights. Digital readout makes it easy to choose the correct channels. Able to handle a lot of lights (more than capable for a typical mobile...Read complete review

    Does a great job as far as controlling lights. Digital readout makes it easy to choose the correct channels. Able to handle a lot of lights (more than capable for a typical mobile DJ event). Programming capability.

    Understanding DMX has a slight learning curve, and I still don't have a complete understanding of all the programming on the Obey. The Obey does not have the best housing quality. Some of the sliders and buttons seem loose. The power cord is short.

    Great introduction to DMX. Most of the lights I already have are DMX compatible, but have used the on/off lighting controls until now. With the Obey, I've discovered so many more features with my old lights. To future gigs, I will probably bring less lights and just adjust the controls through DMX.

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    5.0

    I am so glad I got this DMX Controller

    By D J George

    from Cypress, CA 90630

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright
    • Easy Setup
    • Efficient
    • Long Beam Throw
    • Runs Cooler

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Chauvet Lighting Chauvet Obey 40 Universal DMX Controller:

        I use the controller to make my lights do a show that I would not be able to do with out the controller. Easy to use just need to play with it for a while and it really makes people Smile.

         
        1.0

        Not for Lighting Techies.

        By Cat

        from Panama City, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about Chauvet Lighting Chauvet Obey 40 Universal DMX Controller:

            This console is definely a starter. If you are a Lighting tech trying to have a backup console the obey 40 is not for you. I have a Elation Scene Setter I brought in 2004 that works circle around the Chauvet. I am exchanging this console for ADJ MyDMX... I hope this works out!

             
            5.0

            Perfect board for uplighting.

            By The Jake Johnson Experience

            from Long Beach, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Does What It Needs To
            • Easy Setup
            • Efficient
            • Priced Well
            • Simple

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Conferences
              • Corporate events
              • Events
              • Fundraisers
              • Halloween
              • Haunted Houses
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Trade shows
              • Weddings

              Comments about Chauvet Lighting Chauvet Obey 40 Universal DMX Controller:

              First off,

              I understand people's frustration with DMX. It doesn't make sense at first, but once you get the hang of it, this board does everything it needs to do and more. I highly recommend this board for uplighting. Thanks to LED you can change your colors on the fly without the need for endless gel purchases to match your clients needs. I don't use everything to the extent that you can use it for but my main setup is 3 fixtures for 3 zones. I put 16 Freedom Par Quad 5's on fixture 1, 16 on fixture 2, and 8 on fixture 3. Fixture 1 and 2 are alternating colors to wash the event, fixture 3 is typically used for the entry way and whatever area I want to stand out. I set scenes to coordinate with different parts of the event.

              For example, lets look at a how this applies for weddings. Fixtures one and two provide the main ambiance. Fixture 3 welcomes guests and draws their attention to the wedding party. Often times I get requests from Brides to match the dresses of their brides maids. I ask for a fabric sample in advance and use that color for some of the ambiance while guests are entering.

              Scenes for a wedding
              1. Entry hour while guests arrive
              2. Groom's entry
              3. Brides entry
              4. Main ceremony
              5. Hors d'oeuvres while the wedding party takes photos
              6. Reception with Father Daughter Dance and Best Man Speeches
              7. First Dance
              8. Dinner
              9. Dance time. (you can have a few difference scenes you switch between during this time to switch it up)
              10. Cooling down and Bride and Groom exit

              The beauty of this system is you can do all the work ahead of time and during the wedding you just hang out and press buttons from time to time. Easy. Faders allow for easy adjustment in the event you need to do any on the fly color mixing.

              For the price this is seriously the best thing you can ever invest in to get the most out of your uplighting rig.

              Thanks for the simple unit Chauvet, I sweat less thanks to you.

               
              4.0

              Great, Easy Board

              By JBC DJ Services

              from Gardner, MA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Setup
              • Efficient

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Chauvet Lighting Chauvet Obey 40 Universal DMX Controller:

                Great Board for the money!

                 
                1.0

                music sync is horrible

                By Dj curryman

                from sf bay area

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Chauvet Lighting Chauvet Obey 40 Universal DMX Controller:

                      dmx programming has a steep learning curve.music sync has no sensitivity adjustment. so in loud environments, chase to music just chases as fast as possible.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      meh...

                      By DJ Perez

                      from Columbus, Ohio

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Price

                      Cons

                      • Learning Curve

                      Best Uses

                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Chauvet Lighting Chauvet Obey 40 Universal DMX Controller:

                      Well, first let me say, it does what its says it does. Nothing less and definitely nothing more. Te board is not bad for the price but, its not very friendly with moving head or scanning fixtures. The faders a very long refresh time so its difficult to make small adjustments. Creating chases is also a little wonky. If this is your first board you may not even notice the short comings but if you are used to higher end equipment you'll feel like your moving in slow motion. For the price its not a bad beginner/ backup piece, but I don't see any awards in the future for this board.

                      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      not user freindly

                      By DJ Gerard

                      from TX

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Comments about Chauvet Lighting Chauvet Obey 40 Universal DMX Controller:

                      You can NOT first program all your scenes for fixture 1 then go back and program all your scenes for fixture 2 and so on.. and then have them play at the same time. You have to program each scene for all your lights at the same time. If you have several types of fixtures you want doing different things at the same time, It is almost impossible to program. Aslo it does not have the IEC fog controller it says it does.It has the button for it but they discontinued the output conection for it(even though they left the fog button). the only thing i like about it is that it has the beat activation.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Multiplies the use of your lights

                      By Mr. O the Science Teacher

                      from Orange County, CA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer
                      Superstar Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Efficient

                      Cons

                      • Cheap construction

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances
                      • Wedding DJ

                      Comments about Chauvet Lighting Chauvet Obey 40 Universal DMX Controller:

                      Does a great job as far as controlling lights. Digital readout makes it easy to choose the correct channels. Able to handle a lot of lights (more than capable for a typical mobile DJ event). Programming capability.

                      Understanding DMX has a slight learning curve, and I still don't have a complete understanding of all the programming on the Obey. The Obey does not have the best housing quality. Some of the sliders and buttons seem loose. The power cord is short.

                      Great introduction to DMX. Most of the lights I already have are DMX compatible, but have used the on/off lighting controls until now. With the Obey, I've discovered so many more features with my old lights. To future gigs, I will probably bring less lights and just adjust the controls through DMX.

                      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing Light Effects

                      By Dj Vinny Marrero

                      from Murfreesboro, TN

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer
                      Superstar Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Bright
                      • Easy Setup
                      • Efficient

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Chauvet Lighting Chauvet Obey 40 Universal DMX Controller:

                        I could not believe how great this product is. It makes my lights do things I never would have imagined.

                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Chauvet Obey 40

                        By [@]

                        from New Castle, De

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy Setup

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Mobile DJ

                          Comments about Chauvet Lighting Chauvet Obey 40 Universal DMX Controller:

                          It's great. It does what it says it does. I would recommend it to a friend.

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          cool for the money

                          By B.D.S. Entertainment

                          from Canton Ohio

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Cheap to buy
                          • Easy to program
                          • Rack mountable

                          Cons

                          • Digital display
                          • Instruction book flawed
                          • Not enough programs
                          • Sliders feel cheap

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • DJ Use
                          • Events
                          • Hobbie
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Chauvet Lighting Chauvet Obey 40 Universal DMX Controller:

                          it works, it seems to be reliable. the instruction book for running chases states to enter program mode to run chases. its obviously a misprint. not all functions are covered in the book so you have to fumble around until you figure it out. I never was able to get the tap sync to work. but its not really needed with the speed and fade sliders anyway. for the money its a cool toy but im sure there has to be something better.

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                          • Q:

                            Manual describes how to access Scene Banks 1-15 via MIDI, but no mention on how to access Banks 16-30. User manual offers no assistance on these banks. How do I access Banks 16-30 via MIDI?
                            Asked on 7/21/2012 by Wayne the Ramster

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              My best recommendation for you would be to contact Chauvet directly to have this question answered. They are very helpfull and they will be able to answer your concern.

                              Customer Tech Support: 800-762-1084

                              Answered on 9/27/2012 by Anonymous
                          • Q:

                            What cable would I need to attach a fog machine to this controller?
                            Asked on 4/26/2011 by Anonymous

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              It would need to be a DMX cable. Its a three pin cable like a mic cable. The other thing is you have to make sure your fog machine is DMX compatible.

                              Answered on 4/27/2011 by henry from Cypress, CA
                          • Q:

                            Can the sliders be set as faders with LED lights?
                            Asked on 4/7/2011 by King Newbie. Sorry for a lame question.

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              You would have to manually fade it. You can't set it to fade.

                              Answered on 4/8/2011 by Henry from Cypress, CA
                          • Q:

                            Does this unit come with wire hockups?
                            Asked on 10/6/2010 by tony from steens ms.

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              The Chauvet Obey 40 Universal DMX Controller come with only the power cord. You will need to get involve with DMX cables.

                              Answered on 10/7/2010 by Dj Seankillazz from Santa Ana, CA
                          • Q:

                            Can the Chauvet Obey 40 control lights using electronic drums via MIDI? If so, to what extent?
                            Asked on 2/16/2010 by MG from Kansas City

                            2 answers

                            • CUSTOMER CARE

                              A:

                              Chauvet Obey 40 Universal DMX Controller Is used to control DMX
                              lights only.You can rack this near your drums if you desire.

                              Answered on 2/22/2010 by Stephen from PSSL from Cypress, CA
                            • A:

                              That first answer is terrible... sheesh. Yes, the obey 40 has a midi in port that allows you to switch banks and scenes ONLY. The midi commands (note on only) can come from any source... keyboard, sequencer AND midi drums as long as the drum hit is sending a "note on" command.

                              Answered on 6/20/2011 by camshiva from Southern California
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