This is a very nice controller, and allows for control of 24 lights each with 16 channels or less. Blizzard Lighting is a very attentive company that takes its customer support seriously. While it is not the case that they manufacture the controller, it is the case that they stand behind the product that they sell. You can buy this controller from a Chinese retailer, but with a different brand name. But you won't have the customer support Blizzard Lighting provides. The controller allows you to program hundreds of scenes that you can store in memory even after you turn off the controller. This is useful if you are managing a small stage theater, which is what we got the controller for.
I have some cons:
a) The first is that there are some mistakes in the included user manual pertaining to the dmx addressing of lights 13 to 24. b) It would be nice if when changing a scene one could opt to have it fade out and the new scene fade in. This was mentioned by...
I bought this controller to replace a less expensive, other-brand, broken controller. My primary use for the controller is to light band stages. The quality and strength of the controller is excellent for the price. An important feature for me was having access to 16 channels without having to page up/down. Very easy to use and it works perfectly.
This light board is designed for DJs and not at all useful for bands or theatrical uses. After programing my entire show I was told by the Blizzard help desk that the board is not capable of manually fading from one look to another. It has a chase function which does fades, but only on a present timer. It's unbelievable that this function would be excluded.
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