Tyrone Blue


Tyrone Blue

I am finishing up my 8th year as a club DJ at the local Resort nightclub (www.BreezyPointResort.com). I have been DJing for 24 years, with a special love/interest in high tech lighting. I teach DMX programming, both hardware, and software. I exclusively use ShowXpress, which I believe is the best DMX software on the planet! I believe I have a couple of years left to do this. I have a crew of 3 DJ's, who do my "giging" at weddings and the nightclub.




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Starting your DMX experience – 2nd in a series by Tyrone Blue

November 30, 2012 by Tyrone Blue
The articles that follow, are intended to teach you how to set up, and control your DMX fixtures with a 12 fixture controller (software will be in future articles). The reason I am describing the 12 fixture controller, is that it is the most common controller in the industry. Once you understand this controller, you will be able to translate your knowledge to other controllers of different designs, and they will still make sense. This controller will handle up to 12 fixtures (there’s a way to cheat and get more), each with up to 16 control channels. This will all be explained in this, and following articles. Most of the light fixtures used by DJ’s and bands, have fewer than 16 control channels, so this 12 fixture controller is perfect for 99% of “OUR” applications. I like to mention “baby steps... [read more]
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Things to think about when considering the move up to DMX lighting & control by Tyrone Blue

November 28, 2012 by Tyrone Blue
There are many folks who use DMX fixtures, but not so many who use fixtures with DMX control. With this article, I’d like to attempt to nudge everyone to make that move (and maybe help you learn programming). I‘ve heard so many DJs mention that they “don’t need to know DMX programming to accomplish a show with lights”. While this is true, I’d like to think that most of the “professional” vendors would want to continue their education and professional commitment to the profession, by furthering your knowledge. In doing so, your efforts are advancing each one of us in the public’s (and your eventual customer’s) eyes. Your accomplishment in learning to program DMX fixtures, has the benefit of elevating all of us to a more professional level in the publics eye. Plus, you’ll get to use your f... [read more]