DMX Cables vs. Microphone Cables

So, after an all-nighter Friday night with Alex, Tanner, Lance, Paul, Matt, Smooth, and Tim reprogramming all the lights and a half-nighter (new word?) Saturday with Smooth rerunning a ton of cables. The reason for all this work turned out to be related to using microphone cables instead of DMX cables. We would get intermittent strobing on the LED lighting and random movement on the moving head LEDs. Since replacing the cables (and making the run way shorter), we haven’t had a single glitch. Ah, the joys of cables.

Author: John

I am the Senior IT AV Systems Design Engineer in the department of Enterprise AV Services, part of the Division of Information Technology at University of North Georgia. That means I design, install, and maintain anything that is audio visual: projectors, sound systems, control systems, cameras, lighting, Crestron, Polycom, Extron, Yamaha, Dante, Hitachi, Sony, NEC, and any other techy-sounding thing. I am also the deacon of technology at Christ Family Church in Dahlonega, GA. All in house technology (audio, video, lighting, etc.) is under my care. I attended North Georgia College and State University (now UNG, where I work) for my undergraduate work in Music Performance. I’m also a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where I obtained a Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling. I’m married to my awesome wife (Heather) and have an awesome family (Jack, Debbie, Hannah, Levi, and Emmeline)!

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