With all that’s going on inside RC4Magic Series 3 dimmers – wired and wireless DMX data, the RC4 Flkr Effects 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 Effects Engine™ and HSL color controller are bypassed and ignored. From there, RC4 HotPatch™ provides eight other dimmer configurations as starting points. When using RC4Magic S3 dimmers, RC4 Commander configuration software allows these configurations to be further customized by individually routing dimmers to particular data sources.
The ability to patch and route RC4Magic S3 features and functions is remarkably powerful.
For example, one of the available configurations routes the output of the RC4 Flkr Effects 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.