Fire and flicker effects are a big part of how wireless dimming is used everyday. The RC4Magic DMX4flkr provides four wireless dimmers, together with our powerful, DMX-controlled RC4 Flkr Effects Engine. From a candlestick to a fire barrel, it’s easy to configure multiple effects across your stage, with similar or entirely different appearances.
Using just a few DMX channels for control, you can quickly create the independent, non-repeating ebb and flow of natural flame or glowing embers with wide range of speed, intensity, randomness, and shimmer. Generate the “buzz” of arc welding, the dance of light and shadow cast by a tv screen, a simple candle flame, and much more. The RC4 Flkr Effects Engine is a tool for creating unique, personalized looks, not prepackaged or canned effects.
For maximum flexibility when using multiple flkr units, two DMX channels are assigned: one as device Master Fader, and the other as the start of 11 contiguous Effect Controls. This allows multiple devices to use the same control channels, but have independent master faders — ideal for, say, controlling the brightness of several different barrel fires on stage at once.
In most cases, flicker effects are most pleasing with a degree of randomness. Multiple flkr units side by side and controlled by the same DMX channels will each look a little different, thanks to independent streams of random numbers in each device, applied by their respective DMX control channels.
Sometimes an appearance of synchronization, rather than randomness, may be desired. In this case, keep the randomness control channels off, and multiple units will appear to change together. Even flkr units that were previously allowed to “wander” and be out of sync can be brought back into sync: set all modulation channels to zero, then bring them back up and multiple units will be resynchronized.
RC4Magic DMX4Flkr 12-Channel DMX profile:
- Master Fader
Separately Addressed Contiguous Control Channels:
- RED level (base control channel)
- GREEN level (base+1)
- BLUE level (base+2)
- AMBER level (base+3)
- LFO triangle: depth to color RED, CENTER-OFF (base+4)
- LFO triangle: depth to color GREEN, CENTER-OFF (base+5)
- LFO triangle: depth to color BLUE, CENTER-OFF (base+6)
- LFO triangle: depth to color AMBER, CENTER-OFF (base+7)
- LFO frequency (base+8)
- random: depth to LFO frequency (base+9)
- random: depth to R, G, B, A (base+10)
The DMX4flkr can be easily switched between flicker effects mode and standard 4-channel DMX4dim mode.