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It is Behringer's first stab into the lighting industry, and packs powerful features into a small, inexpensive unit.

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Pros

Inexpensive (~$200)

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Various output options

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Chock full of features

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MIDI input and output

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Cons

its a Behringer

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Buttons are loud and clicky.

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Confusing Syntax that is not compatible with other systems.

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Badly written manual, Hard to understand even with experience.

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Not very durable; be careful when taking it on the road

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Not good for theatres as scenes must be accomplished using subs or delicately with steps.

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No USB connection. It loses it's place when switching between functions.. IE: 1 fader won't fade but the other 11 do.

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The Behringer Eurolight LC2412 is Behringer's first stab into the lighting industry, and packs powerful features into a small, inexpensive unit. The unit is in typical lighting board style, black and rectangular, with master and special controls to the right, and banks of faders to the left. There is also a 2 line back-lit LCD  in the upper right corner of the console that displays utility dialogs and aids in programming. There is also a BNC socket for a 10 volt desk lamp compatible with the popular Littlight line of flexible lights.

The product is capable of controlling up to 24 channels of of a universe of DMX, so it can control 24 of any of these channels. The upper bank of 12 faders, located on the left side of the unit, always directly controls individual channels. The second twelve channels  can be accessed by pressing the UPPER button. This is certianly a space and cost saving feature, but can be a pain since the faders are not motorized, especially when controlling lights "on the fly".

The second set of faders, on the bottom, are very useful for setting up a show very quickly. Each fader can be assigned a "scene"', or "memory" of a set of channel values, and the latter four faders can be assigned this OR chaser values. You can store up to 120 of these memories in 10 banks, selectable with a one digit LCD.

There is a master section with MASTER, BANK A (the upper bank), and BANK B (the lower) faders, and a BLACK OUT button. To the right of this is the chaser section. You can program up to 99 chases, as long as there is collectively less than 600 steps, or parts of the chase. Chases can be played back in three different modes: sound sensitive mode, manual tap mode, or set speed mode. You can set a cross-fade rate that determines smooth or choppy transitions between steps. You can also set the console into THEATRE MODE, where each step has a cross-fade rate between .1 seconds, and 10 seconds. This is quite useful in theatre, as you can set up a chase like a cue list, pressing the STEP button for each cue. You can scroll among steps quickly using the JOG WHEEL to the right of the LCD.

As far as ins and outs, the LC2412 is quite flexible, and has two ways of outputting lighting signals: Five pin DMX, and a 15 pin D-SUB connector for analog control. This means of output also includes two "special channels" that have their own dedicated buttons on the console. You can create custom control interfaces with this, including controlling a fog machine, mirror ball, or special effects light, even a tape player if you're really crafty.

There are MIDI IN and OUT connectors for creating custom interfaces, and for linking two consoles together to double the power. There is also an Audio IN jack (1/4 inch) and a foot pedal connector for tapping out beats for the chasers.  On the console surface there is a PCMCIA slot for storing extra memory, and even doing a little hacking.

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Dave Knowles
02/12/2010 02:59

can the desk be controlled via midi, in a sequencer or is there specific software that you need to do this?

Screenmonkey
10/26/2008 11:42

To control a moving haead your best bet would be to go to

here

and get their free pc based lx control software then

google "enttec open usb"

for the dmx dongle, which arn't that expensive.

Jttan
07/15/2008 12:49

can u pls tell me how to control my 16 channel moving head ?

Wforlines
05/16/2008 10:07

The console is not good for moving heads, as it only can handle 24 channels (one light could take up most of the board) and would have to be controlled manually.

Jttan
04/08/2008 08:20

dun know how to use it to control moving head

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