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    Posted: 03 September 2017 at 2:52pm
im looking for a budget lighting controller, something like a PC wing, with a hardware programmable control surface. Only going to be say a max of 12heads, led pars and a few generics.

Anything out there other than the Chamsys offerings? Can't justify the spend on the crappy jobs i do haha. Determined to stick to my budget kit budget rigs plan, leaving the proper stuff to the many local folks who have the kit and infrastructure already.

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How budget? Do you want just faders and bumps, or do you want encoders as well? Have seen mini wings change hands for £400 recently, is that budget enough? Or if you don't mind learning MPC, the M-touch is sub £500 new. Or an old pearl for the same sort of money.

I love my budget rigs, but the control is where I put money. It's better to have a good, easy to use control that is capable, than faffing about with a less than ideal system. I've got an maxiwing that has run some pretty big festival stages, but has also run 12ch of dimming and a few pars and disco twiddlers for a wedding. I'd miss the buttons if i went with anything smaller!
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picked up an avolite Azure desk, not quite as flexible as i wanted, but its certainly good enough for what i want to do
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