OnPC Parameter Counts / Utilization

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  • Hi there! Two questions - are there any future plans on increasing the parameter count for OnPC, whether it's out of the box limit increases, or hardware add-on increases (add a Fader Wing and unlock a certain amount of parameters)?

    And are there any plans on creating a system info utilization window / Patch screen count for how many parameters are being actively used?

    Thank you!

    Corey

  • Hey Mark! Thanks for the reply!

    The System information screen shows the total amount of parameters used, but not specifically "active" parameters. Currently the only way to find this information is to use the Patch menu / DMX Universe, and add up the numbers under 'Course Params' to see how many parameters are being utilized actively. A bit of an odd way to do it, I admit, but it's pretty accurate.

    GrandMA3 will show any fixture that has an ID assigned in the parameters list, but unless they're patched in, they won't count against your total Parameter utilization. This is what a few of us have found at least :)

  • I am sure that the parameter won't be increased for onPC solutions.....why should they? If you need more parameter you should use a console. This is kind of marketing ;)

    The main argument is for large-parameter pixel-mapped fixtures. A single full-mode, pixelated wash head can gobble 100; cheap pixel-mapped panels (e.g., like the ones in the ma3 demo) can be found for only $200 each but could each eat 50.

    Upgrading to a console is about 1-2 orders of magnitude in cost ($2k onPC to $60-100k console) and is, hardware-wise, a downgrade if you don't need physical faders and such.

    So it's a valid question to ask.

  • Upgrading to a console is about 1-2 orders of magnitude in cost ($2k onPC to $60-100k console) and is, hardware-wise, a downgrade if you don't need physical faders and such.

    Note that the least expensive 'console' model is the RPU - especially if you don't need physical faders. Still way more than a single onPC node, but a lot less than $60k.

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