I have been reading the forums for the last week or so and researched my questions. Now for my first post on this forum, I would like to ask the veterans, if what i have leaned is correct before I begin and find out half way I was wrong.
My goal is to switch from LOR to Xlights, add Falcon boards from here on. I will still use my current E682's. Run the whole thing with the Falcon PI player, but want to retain the ability to run LOR controllers in LOR mode to keep the shimmer and twinkle effects. (If I understand correctly, xlights only allows controll of 96 LOR channels in LOR mode)
Current software, LOR Advanced with Superstar.
Current hardware; 40 LOR CTB16PC (640 channels),
17 LOR CCR's
14 LOR CCB's
4 LOR CCP's
[size=78%] 6 San Device E682's[/size]
2 Holiday Coro AntiDongles (running all Dumb DMX lights)
several DMX controlled devices strobes, floggers, LED rotating heads.
My questions. 1 Can the LOR CCR's/CCB's run in DMX mode?
2, Is there a way to run all the above with the the Falcon PI player, and keep the LOR controllers in native state to retain the shimmer and twinkle effects?
3, If what I read I understand correctly, I can not run any of the LOR controllers with XLights/Falcon PI unless they are in DMX mode. Thereby losing some of the effects.
4, If I do run the Falcon boards, it looks like I can do away with the Holiday Coro Dongles, correct?
Thank you for looking at the above and helping me with the learning curve. I like what I see in the Falcon boards as well as Xlights. Just hard to let go of a few things that I have been doing for 10 years, since I started this addictive hobby! Thanks for all your input!!