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Chauvet XPRESS512 MAC & PC USB Light Interface and Software

The Xpress 512 from Chauvet is a self-contained DMX interface that allows you to control all of your lights! With Xpress 512, you can transmit DMX universe or you can connect multiple units to control a variety of universes. Users can create unlimited amounts of shows when connected to a computer - or easily store and playback 1 show without a computer! Xpress 512 includes ShowXpress software.

ShowXpress provides the ultimate solution for lighting control. It offers the possibility of direct user control, from simple PAR cans to the most complex moving lights. ShowXpress is a software program that turns almost any computer into a lighting console. The program, which is free and is updated regularly, can be downloaded to a computer supported by Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 as well as Mac OSX. ShowXpress allows the user to create, store and play back scenes with any DMX lighting fixture. The software communicates with the lights via a required DMX 512 interface available from CHAUVET with options ranging from beginner to expert.

Features:
  • Self-contained DMX interface for the ShowXpress software
  • Transmits 1 DMX universe or connect multiple units to control multiple universes
  • Create unlimited shows when operating with a computer
  • Easily store and playback 1 show without a computer
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac OS X systems
  • Lock your cable into place using the Neutrik DMX connector
  • DMX Connectors: 3-pin
  • Input Voltage: 5VDC USB
  • Weight: 0.5 lbs (0.2 kg)
  • Dimensions: 4.3" x 3.2" x 1.5" (108 x 80 x 37mm)
  • Approvals: CE
ShowXPress Features:

Setup
  • Create new fixture profiles or select from internal library
  • Automatically assign DMX addresses tlist of fixtures
  • Assign fixture settings for 3D View
  • Define channel configurations and values
  • Import custom icons for use with gobwheels
Editor
  • Easily program steps, scenes and shows
  • Up t600 steps per scene
  • Access built-in macros (through the Generator)
  • On-screen color and gobselections
  • On-screen 2D View
  • Stage re-sizing for multiple venues with the same scenes (generator only)
  • Unlimited scenes (when using a computer)
Live
  • Simultaneous playback of multiple lighting scenes (layering)
  • Completely user-configurable
  • Separate windows (boards) with unlimited pages per window
  • Trigger scenes by mouse click, keyboard, date and time, manual BPM (sound, MIDI and external DMX signal triggering coming soon)
  • Playback timelines with lighting, audiand videwith a single click
  • Stand alone
  • Select individual scenes tupload tthe X-Factor™, Xpress Plus™, Xpress™ 512, or Xpress™ 512-Plus interfaces
  • Stand-alone scenes automatically start when computer is removed or powered OFF
  • Simultaneous playback of multiple lighting scenes (layering) (with Xpress Plus™ & Xpress™ 512 Plus interface only)
Backup/restore
  • Import and export shows from others
  • Email backup files tfriends or co-workers
  • Backup and restore an unlimited number of shows
3d view
  • See and control a complete show in real-time from any point of view
  • Create new 3D objects or select from internal library
  • Change object's position, orientation, scale and color
  • Import custom images tuse as the ceiling, floor or walls
Timeline
  • Synchronize playback of the audio, video, and photographic files with the light show
  • Easy layout options with the visual drag-n-drop interface.

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Chauvet LightingChauvet Show Xpress 512 DMX Software
 
4.0

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5.0

The ShowXpress 512 is a game changer.

By DJMysticist

from Aberdeen, WA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Constantly Being Improved
  • Easy And Powerful
  • Easy Setup
  • Incredible Support System

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Chauvet Lighting Chauvet Show Xpress 512 DMX Software:

    I picked this system up when I was challenged to do the lighting for a theatrical performance. Using it to control some moving heads, led bars, dimmer packs, and lasers.

    For anyone with even the most basic knowledge in DMX lighting this setup will prove to be very easy to understand, and while it may not be the most pretty looking software, once you fully understand it you will find it can do almost anything that you need it to do. If you can find a feature, chances are you aren't looking hard enough or it will probably be coming in a future update. Which leads me to one of my favorite things about this software; the support forums. A huge array of questions and answers from a whole ShowXpress community. When you have a question or a suggestion for a future update the programmers of the software quickly respond to you. The software has a feel that it was built through the suggestions of lighting techs around the world. The 3D generator feels a bit intimidating at first glance but if you take the 5 min to read the instructions on use you will find it is actually very simple to use and a very powerful tool to have in your arsenal. The editor is exceptional with its 2D images, grouping keys, and wicked scene generator. I personally am running it on a touch screen computer which makes Live really convenient not having to fumble with your keyboard in the dark. After purchasing this the only regret is I didnt go with the 512 Plus instead. But for the price, you definetly get all that you pay for and more. One final note if you just want to try it out before taking the leap and purchasing the interface, just go to their website and download the program. They offer the software for free so you can see what you are getting into.

     
    3.0

    Easy to Install and use

    By Stinger

    from Concord, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Setup

    Cons

    • Few more features needed

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Chauvet Lighting Chauvet Show Xpress 512 DMX Software:

    This system integrated into our church house light system easily and allowed me to easily use some movers and LEDs. Very easy to use and program. Wish it had a few more features, like control over fade times in ilive.

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    • Q:

      Will this work with Martin Mac 250s, 500s, 600s, ect?
      Asked on 6/9/2013 by Draikon

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes, the Chauvet Show Xpress 512 will work with any DMX lighting fixture including Martin Macs.

        Answered on 6/12/2013 by DJ Ginormou5 from Santa Ana, CA
    • Q:

      can I control dimmer packs whit This unit?
      Asked on 3/3/2013 by don from First Baptist Church L.P. Fl

      1 answer

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        A:

        Yes, you can control any dmx dimmer pack with this unit.

        Answered on 3/4/2013 by DJ Ginormou5 from Santa Ana, CA
    • Q:

      Can this work with the Obey 40?
      Asked on 10/22/2012 by Darryl from St. Thomas, VI

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Yes, it is easily connectable through a dmx cable. If you have anymore questions or would like to place an order, please feel free to call us directly at (800)945-9300.

        Answered on 10/23/2012 by Alex from PSSL
    • Q:

      i would like to know why the product description is for the 512 plus model and the picture is for the regular 512 model. if this is for the plus model then the picture doesnt match. please let me know what model this page/price is for
      Asked on 10/17/2010 by Anonymous

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        A:

        web error i will let them know thank you

        Answered on 10/18/2010 by philip from pssl
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