Submaster DMXC2

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 Attention First time you open a DMXC 2.11 Project with DMXC 2.12, are the fader combinations shown on the sub-master no longer correctly due to an internal reorganization. Therefore all sub-master combinations must be updated once.


The sub-master reflects exactly the tool in DMXControl again which every Light jockey already knows from his hardware desk. The 12 sub-masters can be enlarged by arbitrarily many benches. In addition, the possibility, every sub-master channel, several DMX channels insists to select simultaneously or to assign an orders or also single cues.

If a midi controller shall come to use (see MIDI remote tool) for a better handling, it is also very advisable to familiarize itself with this module.

Picture 1: Submaster window
Picture 1: Submaster window


Picture 2: Modulicon im Steuerzentrum
Picture 2: Modulicon im Steuerzentrum

The module can under the menu « Window » menu item « Submaster » as well as being found and started under the icon in control center (see figure 2).

The submaster window apears at the first start in the « simple view » (see figure 1). Apart from the simple view there is also a view in which two real submaster benches pass « A and B Crossfade &lraquo. Here you can fade over, this means to Crossfaders between the two benches A and B.


You'll find in the upper left corner a dropdown, with this dropdown you can change the look to « Simple view » or « Crossfade view ». The view after installation of DMXControl per default stands on this one « Simple view ».

The area is in the left window side below the Dropdownbox for the choice of the view to the administration of the submaster benches. As long as no submaster bank was laid out yet, no faders are in the fader area at the disposal. A new submaster bank is laid out by a click on the button « add » the New submaster bank then seems in the listing window and in the entry field. This name can now overwritten by a meaningful name in the entry field. Deleting a submaster bank is made by selecting in the listing window and a click on the button « Delete ». With the button « Arrow up/down » the entries can be sorted in the listing window.

Picture 3: Context menu
Picture 3: Context menu

As soon as a bank has been laid out, every fader can one or more DMX channels, an order or a cue are assigned to. The regulator opens a contex menu a click with this one with mouse button on the point below (see figure 3). The fader lets himself one in or also several device channels, the fader can also aply an command or a cue. If an assignment has been carried out, a slider over the respective joist as well as the name of the select channel, the order or the cue name appear besides this. By a click with the left mouse button, the name can be changed in a meaningful name. As of now the assigned channels, orders or cues, can be adjusted with the fader of 0-255. The current putting value stands directly under the badge « Flash » below the fader with the corresponding submaster number (1-12).

Channels became voted, the one already in other modules manipulated/set got, the levels can be in the submaster similarly as watched in the channel overview.

  Important hint The sub-master overlays other manipulators. Another assignment of the channels used here consists, such as which (Sound2Light), in another module sound analyzer it should be taken care of on this that the other value was suppressed after the change of the slider.

Only a click on the button « Reset » this one lifts over spelling of the submaster the S2L (in the context of flash mode) (here: deactivate and activate again or the adjust the other module renewed) again.

Flash mode

If one liked to take one of the 12 regulators to another value very fast, then the button « Flash & raquo; offers himself at. He takes care that the respective regulator jumps on the value adjusted under master module (flash). The area is in the sub-master window below on the left « Flash mode » different modes be able to here be adjusted for the flash buttons:

  • « Normal » deadman's control; The value only remains as long as got, as you push.
  • « ON/OFF » alteration wiring; The value is held to pressures up to the renewed one.
  • « Only one enable » same as ON/OFF, the flash mode, however, becomes regulator deactivated at the same time at all others (moved back).

In addition, the button are here still « Reset » and the button flash « Space ».

Crossfade (view)

Becomes in the dropdown « Crossfade » the view of the submaster selectly enlarges himself so around another 12 faders (bank B). However, only 12 different channel groups still can be hired. It, however, is possible now to assign to every channel group of 2 values between which can be changed abruptly, manually or automatically by fading over time (1-30 sec. ). If there was in the « simple view » only the bank A shown, so it is availably still a bank B in the crossfade.

Picture 4: Submasters crossfade view
Picture 4: Submasters crossfade view

Apart from the controls this one in also the « Simple view » are available, the area is in the left window area still « fading over automatically ». Be able to times be adjusted for the automatic fade for 0 to 30 seconds as fading over time in the area with the slider.

On the right side you find the area « Fade » with the following controls:

  • Button « Copy A to B » the fader settigs of the bank A can here be copied to bank B.
  • Button « A » B immediately switches over of bank to bank A.
  • Button « Auto A » fade with predefine automatic fading over time from bank B to bank A.
  • Überblend « Fader » with the fader you can also fade over by the mouse.
  • Button « Auto B » fade with predefine automatic fading over time from bank A to bank B.
  • Button « B » A immediately switches over of bank to bank B.
  • Button « Copy B to A » the fader settigs of the bank B can here be copied to bank A.

Module commands

  • Modul: Submaster
  • Meaning from device/function and channel
Device/Function Description Channel Description
Set value The select channel is put on the corresponding value in the column value. (O flag must be set) 1-12 Subbmaster 1-12 corresponds to it in the select bank. The command is applied to the corresponding submaster
Bank name: 1-12 Bank name corresponds to the subbmaster 1-12 in the bank. The commandis applied to the corresponding submaster.
Flash With this command any or the channel chosen can become flash by command. All The command is applied to all 12 submasters.
Bank name: 1-12
The command is applied to the select submaster.
(see also above)
Increase value
Decrease value
The select channel is increased by the value 5 or decreased . 1-12
Bank name: 1-12
see above
Select Bank With the command one of the made bank can be selected in the submaster. Bank namen The corresponding bank name which is then selected can be selected here.

Meaning of the Flags:

Flag Meaning Description
T Toggle mode The Flag »Toggle mode« result in the function's being set by the first call and being reset by the second call.
O Used specified value The Flag »Used specified value« result in the being assigned to the appropriate channel of the value in the openings' value. This value isn't DMX value 0 to 255 but a per cent value 0. 000 to 100. 000%
A Ask for value The Flag »Ask for value« result in the opening at call of the order of an input window in which the per cent value can be entered.
I Ignore value 0 The Flag »Ignore value 0« result in the being ignored of a value of zero. Do you need at some orders to ensure a correct function.


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