With all that’s going on inside RC4 Series 3 dimmers – wired and wireless DMX data, the RC4 Flkr Engine™, the HSL color controller – a means of routing signals from place to place is needed. RC4 HotPatch™ is the answer.
In the default mode, dimmers are directly controlled by the DMX channels they are assigned to. The RC4 Flkr Engine™ and HSL color controller are bypassed and ignored. From there, RC4 HotPatch™ provides eight other dimmer configurations as starting points. When using RC4Magic Series 3 dimmers, RC4MagicPC allows these configurations to be further customized by individually routing dimmers to particular data sources.
The ability to patch and route RC4 Series 3 features and functions is remarkably powerful.
For example, one of the available configurations routes the output of the RC4 Flkr Engine™ to the input of the HSL color controller, and HSL then drives dimmer levels. This allows the Flkr Engine to modulate Hue, Saturation, and Level, rather than directly modulating dimmers, creating a markedly different range of looks than is produced when the Flkr Engine directly drives the dimmers.