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Chauvet Obey 40 DMX Lighting Controller  

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Overview

  • Universal DMX-512 controller
  • Controls up to 12 intelligent lights of up to 16 channels each
  • 192 DMX channels of control
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $189.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $70.00
  • Your Price:
    $11999

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Control up to 12 fixtures at 16 channels each.

The Chauvet Obey 40 is a universal DMX-512 lighting controller that can manage up to 12 intelligent lights with up to 16 channels each, for a total of 192 DMX channels. The Chauvet Obey 40 gives you control over 30 banks of 8 scenes for 240 scenes total, 6 sets of chases, program fade and speed time into each step, reversible sliders, re-assignable channels, fog & strobe control, and the sequential linking of chases. MIDI compatible, The Chauvet Obey 40 DMX Lighting Controller works on beat activation, tap-sync, and auto run, and fits into a 3-space rack mount.

Features

  • Universal DMX-512 controller
  • Controls up to 12 intelligent lights of up to 16 channels each
  • 192 DMX channels of control
  • 30 banks of 8 scenes, 240 scenes max.
  • 6 sets of chases containing 240 scenes each
  • Program fade and speed time into each step
  • Reversible sliders
  • Re-assignable channels
  • Sequential linking of chases
  • Fox and strobe control buttons
  • Grab any fixture on the fly
  • Beat activation, tap sync, and auto run
  • Polarity selector
  • 3-space (2U) rack mount

Organize your light show with ease. Order today.

 

Obey 40 DMX Lighting Controller Specifications:

  • Power: DC 12V 500mA 115V/60Hz or 230V/50Hz
  • Weight: 6 lb.
  • Dimension: 20-1/4"W x 3-1/2"H x 6-3/4"D
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ChauvetObey 40 DMX Lighting Controller
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to setup (4)
  • Efficient (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (4)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (5), Experienced (3)

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    5.0

    DJ or Band This Thing Is Awesome

    By Zatharis

    from Derry, NH

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Easy Setup
    • Efficient
    • Fun

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Chauvet Obey 40 DMX Lighting Controller:

    I picked up 2 Light Bar 64s also from Chauvet and all I can say is "WOW". Being able to turn on or off each of the 8 lights and set what amounts to an infinity of colors is incredible. For a creative person this thing is super, it is so nice to be able to create 240 static scenes to set the mood for the music. A must have plain and simple. If you're a band or DJ and want to really make a statement and put on spectacular shows save your pennies and bump these to the top of the wishlist.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    More then I expected for the price

    By quattro 4X4

    from Fayetteville, GA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Efficient

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Chauvet Obey 40 DMX Lighting Controller:

      Was very surprised at how much control I had in this price range. More scenes then I'll ever need but good to have anyway. After I spent some quality time programming and saving scenes and chases it was well worth the effort. The owners manual not so good! The age of Google searches and U-tube video's saved me tons of anguish. The best help is on-line! This unit is a little tricky to set up and by itself it is not laid out very well. Out of the box I had a very tough time getting anything to work properly. Extremely important is setting up the channels first in your lights to match the controller. I spent several days (no kidding!) setting up scenes to memory (30 banks of 8)On a very positive note once you have the scenes and chases the way you want them and store them to memory the rest is easy. I actually found myself spending more time then needed to create the perfect scenes for all the different songs we play. It was time consuming but at the same time worth the effort after we used this at a job. Made the band look so professional. I have fun with this unit at band jobs and I play bass in the band. The switches seem to be very touchy sometimes not working on the first try. Even though they have a positive click to them sometimes you have to hit a switch twice for the command to take. Only used on two band jobs so far so will see how well it holds up. I did buy the extended warranty (2 years) I highly recommend that!

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      (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great controller for the money

      By DJ TJ

      from Overland Park, KS

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Bang for the Buck
      • Compact
      • Controls Plenty Of Lights
      • Sound Mode Is Good

      Cons

      • Faders Are Flaky
      • Must Know Dmx

      Best Uses

      • Mobile DJ
      • Small Bands

      Comments about Chauvet Obey 40 DMX Lighting Controller:

      For the money, IMO this is the best light controller. I'm controlling about 20 fixtures and still have capacity. Granted, some of the fixtures are in master/slave mode, but with multiples of the same fixtures, that's probably the best way to go anyway with today's fixtures. I used the first unit for about 2.5 years before it died, and I replaced it with another without a second thought.
      With no DMX programming knowledge, it will take a while to get up to speed. But with a basic knowledge, it's a cinch.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great basic lighting controller

      By moniKre

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy Setup
      • Easy to use

      Cons

      • Cheaply built

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Chauvet Obey 40 DMX Lighting Controller:

      Programmed my first DMX light show with this thing and it worked well. I had a lot of trouble getting started but a lot of that came from my unfamiliarity with DMX. But once everything was hooked up correctly it worked like a charm. I brought it on its first 2 week tour and sent MIDI to it via my laptop and out to 4 separate fixtures and had zero problems on tour.

      My only complaint is that the faders and buttons are really weak and could easily break off if used too hard. However, as long as you're not doing any real-time changes to the faders during a performance I don't see how that would be a problem. I've got it screwed into my rack along with my bass head to keep all the cables from coming unplugged and have had no issues with it. Great controller for a first-time user for sure.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      you get what you pay for

      By Andy

      from Orlando, FL

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy Setup
      • Mostly Simple Operation

      Cons

      • Manual Is Weak
      • Quality Control Is Weak

      Best Uses

      • Auto Sound Trigger
      • Manual Operation
      • Novice Training

      Comments about Chauvet Obey 40 DMX Lighting Controller:

      The first unit I got didn't work properly -- lights went on and off more or less randomly. The 2nd one seems to be better, but the power adapter didn't work. I'm slowly making progress on learning how to use it. Having difficulties getting the unit to respond to note commands in a midi file. It's inexpensive, and a big improvement over what I had before (nothing), but it would work best if I had someone to operate it manually during a show. If anyone reading this has had success with midi control, drop me a line. I might recommend this unit, but with reservations.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Does what I needed

      By steve

      from Georgia

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Chauvet Obey 40 DMX Lighting Controller:

            I purchased some old used MBT lights which until I purchased this board; I had no way of controlling them. The controller does everything as stated and for the price seems good. We will see.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Obey 40 DMX Controller

            By Bob J

            from Woodland, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Appears Well Built
            • Packaging Is Very Good
            • Solid Case

            Cons

            • Manual Is Horrible
            • Power Cord Is Short

            Best Uses

              Comments about Chauvet Obey 40 DMX Lighting Controller:

              First time programming DMX and although the Obey 40 is a good solid unit, I had to go to the internet to get started just to get a colorstip to light up properly. So far though, it's working great once you learn the tricks. Will be using this with a Midi foot controller, so that may also be a challenge.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice bang for the buck.

              By dB

              from Bloomington, IN

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy Setup
              • Efficient

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Chauvet Obey 40 DMX Lighting Controller:

                Nice board for the price. Easy to figure out.

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                (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Starter !!

                By Brett Necessary

                from Denver, CO

                Comments about Chauvet Obey 40 DMX Lighting Controller:

                I got one of these to get started in DMX lighting. This unit is great to get plenty of fixtures up and running. It's well built, and I havent not had any troubles with it after owning it for 2 years.

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