The latest RC4MagicPC software, USB drivers, and more are available at no charge on our Download Page.
RC4MagicPC is a handy add-on for any RC4Magic Series 2 or Series 3 system, including RC4Magic-900, and provides access to advanced Series 3 features for film, television, and audio applications. Though entirely optional — many hundreds of users have been working with RC4Magic prior to our introduction of RC4MagicPC — it is a very useful tool that we strongly recommend.
Connecting wirelessly to remote devices via an RC4Magic Series 3 DMXio + CodeLoader Cable, or a dedicated RC4Magic USB Dongle, the software provides on-screen PC access to all settings and parameters in RC4Magic Series 2 and Series 3 devices. VirtualTX mode turns your PC into a simple RC4Magic transmitter with faders and a chase sequencer.
Power up an RC4Magic device within radio range, click the Read button, and RC4MagicPC will discover it’s device type (DMXio, DMX2dim, DMX4dim, etc), serial number, programmed IDs, and the current settings for all available parameters. From there you can change those settings, including RF power, channel assignments, dimmer curves, and numerous Series 3 advanced features there are inaccessible any other way.
If you’ve had trouble ensuring all channels on your DMX console are off when using RC4OneTouch to configure RC4Magic dimmers, RC4MagicPC is helpful in two ways. For toubleshooting, RC4MagicPC reads the internal settings of your dimmer, letting you see which channels it selected when you pressed the set buttons. You can also bypass console-based setup entirely, setting dimmer channels and curves directly from RC4MagicPC.
The newest Series 3 version of RC4MagicPC provides 16 on-screen faders and a simple chase sequencer. Each fader can be assigned to any DMX channel — and changed on the fly — making it easy to test and configure RC4Magic devices without a separate DMX controller or DMXio transceiver. This is particularly useful for testing props in the shop, troubleshooting, and more.
Assign any combination of faders to the chase sequencer, and set the chase speed. Manually operate faders with or without the sequencer running.
RC4MagicPC could even be used as the main controller for simple applications. The All OFF button provides a blackout, and double-clicking any fader level will flip it between full ON and full OFF.
This application presents a relatively light load to your PC processor, and works fine even on low-power netbook PCs. Requires Microsoft Windows XP or later.