How to Control Your Lights with the SL1000 USB DMX Interface
If you are looking for a simple and reliable way to control your DMX lights from your computer, you might want to check out the SL1000 USB DMX interface from SourLight. This device converts the USB signal from your computer into a DMX signal that can control any DMX-compatible lighting equipment. In this article, we will show you how to set up and use the SL1000 USB DMX interface with the Freestyler software, which is a free and professional lighting control software that works with any Enttec Open DMX compatible device.
What is the SL1000 USB DMX Interface?
The SL1000 USB DMX interface is a device that allows you to control up to 512 DMX channels from your computer. It has a USB input and a DMX output with a standard XLR 3-pin connector. It is powered by the USB port, so you don't need any external power supply. The SL1000 USB DMX interface is compatible with the Enttec Open DMX standard, which means it can work with any software that supports this protocol. One of the most popular and recommended software for this purpose is Freestyler, which is a free and professional lighting control software that offers many features and options for creating amazing light shows.
How to Install the Drivers for the SL1000 USB DMX Interface?
Before you can use the SL1000 USB DMX interface, you need to install the drivers on your computer. The drivers are available for download from the SourLight website. Here are the steps to install them:
driver sl1000 usb dmx
Download the drivers from https://www.sourlight.com.br/sl1000
Unzip the file and run the setup.exe file
Follow the instructions on the screen and complete the installation
Plug in the SL1000 USB DMX interface to your computer's USB port
The device should be recognized by your computer and appear as a COM port in your device manager
If you have any trouble installing the drivers, you can watch this video tutorial from SourLight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07m3ZgRZ22A
How to Use the SL1000 USB DMX Interface with Freestyler?
Once you have installed the drivers and connected the SL1000 USB DMX interface to your computer, you can start using it with Freestyler. Freestyler is a free and professional lighting control software that allows you to create and edit scenes, cues, chases, effects, and more. You can download Freestyler from https://www.freestylerdmx.be/
Here are the steps to use the SL1000 USB DMX interface with Freestyler:
Launch Freestyler on your computer
Go to Setup > Output/Input Setup
Select Enttec Open DMX as your output device
Select the COM port that corresponds to your SL1000 USB DMX interface
Click OK to save your settings
Connect your DMX lights to the SL1000 USB DMX interface using a DMX cable
Add your lights to Freestyler using the Fixture Creator tool or by selecting them from the library of predefined fixtures
Assign each light a unique DMX address and patch it to a channel in Freestyler
You can now control your lights from Freestyler using the buttons, sliders, faders, and other controls on the screen
You can also create and save scenes, cues, chases, effects, and more using Freestyler's tools and options
If you need more help or guidance on how to use Freestyler, you can check out their official website or their user forum for more information and tutorials.