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Rating and Reviews: Chauvet DJ Xpress 512

Design all your light shows on your computer with Chauvet ShowXpress software -- then run and control them with the Chauvet Xpress 512 USB to DMX adapter.

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"Does the job nicely (it better for what it costs!)" submitted March 6, 2015

By Ric C in Mesa, AZ
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Overall: Like the title says - after realizing that most lower-priced hardware DMX controllers simply weren't up to the lighting I had in my mind, I began looking at software solutions. After some test runs with various software, I settled on Chauvets ShowXpress software. The software is free... the compatible DMX box is decidedly NOT free. Pricey little bugger for the minimal amount of stuff inside it - but it's results that matter. Absolutely trouble free install - ShowXpress saw it immediately with no bother. Laptop - USB - Xpress512 - DMX out to the bars, worked immediately and I was off and running. Nice thing with the software is it allows a 3D mockup of the stage layout and lighting - once I had defined the various lights in the "universe" I was able to pack away the 512 and lights and do my programming strictly on the lappy without the hardware attached. I'm actually happier with this box than the scores might indicate - haven't needed manufacturer support, it makes no sound, and what kind of "wow" do you want from a little silver box? Oh - currently running 2 Chauvet 4-Bars in the rear and 2 ADJ Tpars in front (go with the Tpars - way more bang for the buck) using around 70 or so DMX channels for full RGB control. This box will handle up to 512 channels, so tons of room for future expansion (looking at some moving heads currently).So - pricey considering what's inside, but no hassle operation out of the box. Does what it says on the tin with no mucking about - and that's good enough for me. If the ShowXpress software meets your needs - buy this interface.
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"Unbelievable WOW Factor" submitted May 17, 2015

By Oscar S in Terryville, CT
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Overall: I have used many products for DMX software from Free to paid, and this product is by far the best one I have used. I am sure there is something out there that I have not used and that is probably because it costs twice as much as this product and with the features Showxpress have I cannot justify having to pay those prices. zZounds was a champ matching the price i provided them and then went on top and beat it. If you buy this product you will not be disappointed.
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"Great Controller" submitted October 29, 2015

By Michael G in Phoenix, AZ
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Overall: This is an upgrade for us from the ADJ MYDMX 1.0. We loved the ease of setting up new scenes and easily controlled our 6 DMX lights. Solid and great free software.
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