The DMX USB plugin supports a variety of FTDI-based USB-to-DMX devices:
DMX USB devices should be automatically detected from QLC+ and displayed in the input/output panels list.
If for some reason the auto-detection fails, you can "force" the type of your DMX USB adapter manually.
Click on the name of your device and open the configuration dialog by clicking on the icon on the bottom-right side of the panel.
You will see a list of DMX USB devices currently connected to your computer. Each one has a drop down menu where you can force the device type.
Here's the meaning of each one:
On all Linux distributions, you need to install libftdi. If you install QLC+ with the Ubuntu
Software Center or some other automatic installer tool, this library will be installed
automatically for you.
In some cases, if the device doesn't output anything, it might be useful to add your user to the "dialout" group with the following command:
sudo adduser your_user_name dialout
On the Apple Mac OS X, you don't need any drivers at all since QLC+ uses the OS X native USB
interface. Installing the D2XX drivers should cause no harm, but DO NOT INSTALL VCP drivers as they will definitely interfere
with QLC+. If you have previously installed the VCP drivers, consult the
FTDI installation guides on how to uninstall them.
OSX Mavericks (or later) issues: please check Questions & answers #4
On Microsoft Windows, the plugin needs the latest D2XX drivers from FTDI. Consult the FTDI installation guides on how to install the drivers. DO NOT INSTALL VCP drivers as they will probably interfere with the D2XX interface.
Following a grid showing the IO modes supported by QLC+ for devices like DMX USB Pro and Pro Mk2.
If a mode is not listed here, it means it is not supported by QLC+ or the device itself because of hardware limitations, so please do not report them as issues in the QLC+ forum.
|DMX2 OUT (1)||o||o||o|
|MIDI IN (2)||o||o||o||o||o||o|
|MIDI OUT (2)||o||o||o||o||o||o|
Note: Manual tuning should never be performed except for some very particular cases. Use it at your own risk !
It is possible to change the DMX frame frequency for Enttec Open (and like) devices with a hidden settings key on each platform. The key tells QLC+ how many times each DMX frame (512 channels) should be sent to the universe per second. A value of "30" means 30 times per second (30Hz).
Please refer to the Manual parameters tuning DMX USB Enttec Open section