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Thread: What Software/Hardware to drive 3 RGB(v) lasers independentally

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    Default What Software/Hardware to drive 3 RGB(v) lasers independentally

    Hi Everybody,

    After getting the bug accidentally at the end of last year it's time to upgrade. I was originally running 1 x RGB(v) 450mW (NRG) using Moncha. I created a couple of shows which I was quite happy with (they're on YouTube if you look my user name up). I then purchased a 580mW RGB(v) from chinese department store. So far I've only had them running together using a DMX cable. Now, I'd like to control them indepentently using the ILDA interface and start designing further shows. Shortly I'd like to add another RGB laser, so having 3 in total.
    My question is, what Hardware and Software would you recommend? At the moment I'm looking at 3 x easylase USB to ILDA boxes, plus Mamba Black. I assume that Mamba Black can control all 3 lasers indepentally.... can it also control some DMX lighting as well?? Funds are very limited, in fact non existent, but, needs must, and I must upgrade ;-).
    3 x easylase boxes looks like they'll cost around 600, not sure about Mamba Black yet.
    For info, I'm an enthusiast, not a professional, or DJ. sort of things I'm looking at doing are Firework/Laser show for 5th November (firework night in the UK), and generally creating shows to music.

    Any advice is very very welcome.... Just want to make sure the money I spend is well spent.

    Thanks guys,

    Nik

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    Hi Nik

    Welcome to the forums, it's nice to have another Uk member 'on board'.

    How about filling in your profile and giving us a bit of a clue as to where you are and your background?, we're all friends here (well, mostly ) and it's nice to know whereabouts the members are scattered through the world.

    Cheers

    Jem
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    Hi Jem,

    Thanks for the welcome..... Good point about my details ;-) Filled in now......

    Always wanted to get into laser shows.... I sort of fell into it last year by buying a faulty 100mW green DMX laser off of eBay. A little tinker later, it was all up and running. Sort of escalated from there really.... I can see it escalating a lot further :-)

    cheers,

    Nik

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    Hi Nik

    I think a huge amount of people here are pangolin converts ... and its for a reason !

    You will read a lot of things here about pangolin software called Quickshow ..it really is terrific and simply connecting itmakes your laser system work better ... a lot of people are saying that and its my experience too!

    Buying a pangolin quickshow package I think you can obtain for $500 , thats the software and DAC , then you need two other dacs , quickshow as i understand it can control upto 8 lasers ( DACS ) independantly ... Francesco on this forum is EU dealer , im sure he can work a discount on the two other DACS for you

    Sounds liek your gonna have fun :-)

    PAUL
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