Stage Right 16-Channel DMX-512 Controller
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    Stage Right 16-Channel DMX-512 Controller

    Control up to 12 intelligent lights with up to 16-channels of DMX data with this 16-Channel DMX-512 Controller from Monoprice!

    This compact controller gives you access to up to 6 sets of chases with up to 240 scenes each. It is able to execute multiple chases at the same time and includes beat-activation, tap sync, and auto run functions.


    • Universal DMX-512 controller
    • Controls 12 intelligent lights of up to 16 channels
    • 30 banks of 8 scenes, 240 scenes total
    • 6 sets of chases containing 240 scenes
    • Execute multiple chases simultaneously
    • Re-assignable channels
    • Wheel assignable Pan/Tilt and 16-bit control
    • Beat-activation, tap sync, auto run
    • Grab any fixture on the fly
    • Polarity selector
    • MIDI compatible

    Package Contents:

    • 1x 16-Channel DMX-512 controller
    • 1x AC power adapter (DC 9-12V 500mA, 90V~240V)
    • 1x User's manual

    Protocol DMX-512 USITT
    Data Input locking 3-pin XLR male socket
    Data Output locking 3-pin XLR female socket
    Data Pin Configuration pin 1 shield, pin 2 (-), pin 3 (+)
    Input Voltage 9 ~ 12 VDC, 500mA min
    Maximum Ambient Temperature +113°F (+45°C)
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 19.0" x 7.5" x 3.5" (482 x 190 x 90 mm)
    Weight 7.7 lbs. (3.5 kg)

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    Some folks here are saying you can fade between scenes. How? I can get it to fade in auto mode, but then it switched to the next scene after the speed amount of time has passed. Not good. I need it to fade into the scene from the existing scene and STOP. But the auto mode where it keeps switching scenes (and there is no "stop" button) is the only way. Detail: Create two scenes - scene 1 and scene 2. The light board operator needs to be able to press scene 1 and have it fade into that scene. When we get to the point in time for scene 2 they will press the scene 2 button and it will fade to that. Please give details on which buttons you hit to make this happen. The instructions included are very clear - and seem to make it clear that you cannot do this without it automatically changing scenes on you.
    Johnmichael M on Jan 25, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I'm sorry to hear that, please feel free to contact us at with a detailed summary of the issue you are experiencing and our knowledgeable Technical Support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you
    How does one switch between BANKS with this controller? The up/down arrows on mine are not allowing me to switch between them. I can program scenes 1-8 on BANK 1, but then I cannot go into bank 2, 3, etc. to save in more. Is there a trick to it, or is my controller faulty? (Granted, I am just learning this and do not have a lot of knowledge with controllers as of yet, so it may very well just be my also.)
    A shopper on Jul 19, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: The only thing I can see that may be giving you the problem is if the FINE button is engaged. When selecting a new scene be sure the FINE is not on. If this is not the case in your situation then I apologize, you must have a defective unit

    If the item is failing on you we would be happy to setup a replacement. Please contact us with your order number via the methods available here:

    Our friendly support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you!
    In the Manual under section 4.3 Wheel Assignment, it says: "It also allows you to reassign physical faders to fixture DMX channels so that you can combine or unify control of similar or same attributes across different types of fixtures.". But the manual does not tell how to do this. I would like to make the first three faders of each fixture always be Red, Green, Blue, whereas I have fixtures where the first fader is the master dimmer and another that has the first fader as the X control. Can anyone explain how to do this?
    Karl B on Jan 28, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: After much research and working with this console, I've come to the conclusion that this console does not allow fader reassignment as the manual states, even though this console is an almost exact clone of the DMX-240a console offered by other manufactures which does have this capability. This console only allows wheel reassignment but not fader reassignment. Wish I had known before buying this.
    How do you change data-banks? The up/down arrows on mine do not accomplish this. Is there a trick to tabbing through them, or is mine malfunctioning? I can set 8 scenes on data-bank 1, but then it will not let me change banks to have access to more storage.
    A shopper on Jul 31, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your interest in this DMX controller. The BANK buttons to the right of the display window should allow you to navigate through the scene banks. If the item is failing on you we would be happy to setup a replacement. Please contact us with your order number via the methods available here:

    Our friendly support staff would be more than happy to assist. Thank you!
    4.3 / 5.0
    25 Reviews
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    Would not recommend.
    I had spent a lot of time working on this at home. The learning curve isn't terribly steep so that is also a plus.

    I did notice that it seemed very glitchy and wonky trying to get fades between scenes set smoothly. Seemed to jump from too fast to too slow.

    Took it out to use in the field last night for the first time. Everything was fine about the first half hour and then I noticed it wasn't responding to any controls. It became stuck and unable to fade or do anything. Had to do a hard reset by turning it off/on again in the middle of a show - which was even worse because it comes up in blackout state.

    This occurred at least 3 other times last night after the first one. I don't know if there is a firmware upgrade that might fix the issue but so far I am embarrassed and completely disappointed.

    PROS: Cheap

    Many nice features for an entry level controller.

    CONS: Crashes/freezes up.
    March 21, 2015
    Response from Monoprice
    Hi Garf,

    Thank you for your review and truly sorry to hear about the trouble experienced with PID 612120. Issues may occur when using the controller without a DMX terminator such as PID 601600:

    Can you verify that you have a DMX terminator at the end of your last light? Please let me know so that I may further assist you. Thank you!

    Gisselle B.
    Tech Support
    November 18, 2016
    Monoprice Administrator
    Great little board
    kcguitars wrote: "An earlier review mentioned that you cannot fade between scenes but you can. Pan and Tilt channels can be designated on each individual fixture and the fade time can be assigned to be global (all channels) or just pan and tilt. If you want your RGB colors to be the only channels that fade just assign them to be the pan and tilt channels on that particular fixture and set your fade to be pan/tilt only."

    I've read through the manual and played with the various settings in a number of different ways and for the life of me I can not figure out how to do this. They seriously need a tech note or supplement to the manual to outline how to enable a soft cross fade when switching scenes.

    PROS: Simple to set up

    CONS: Haven't been able to figure out how to fade between scenes
    November 19, 2014
    Yes You Can FADE
    This controller operates basically the same as most other brand name, 192 channel controllers. An earlier review mentioned that you cannot fade between scenes but you can. Pan and Tilt channels can be designated on each individual fixture and the fade time can be assigned to be global (all channels) or just pan and tilt. If you want your RGB colors to be the only channels that fade just assign them to be the pan and tilt channels on that particular fixture and set your fade to be pan/tilt only. This will also make your gobos snap to position in scene changes instead of scrolling to the programmed gobo. The manual is thorough and if you've ever used an ADJ DMX Operator, it is virtually identical. . .and less than half the price.

    PROS: Standard 192 channel controller, built solid, controls are smooth, CHEAP

    CONS: none
    July 21, 2014
    Nice alternative to Chauvet controller
    This truly is a universal controller, pretty similar to the layout and functionality of many other models labeled under several different brands. I chose this over the Chauvet Obey 10 (same price) or Obey 40 (a little more $$), which are rack mount units (we didn't' want to have to buy another rack) and because of the way the cables connect you would need to leave at least one extra rack space empty. Our sound guy prefers the laptop style of the Monoprice controller. Manual is much better than Chauvet although still not perfect. DMX seemed really complicated until I really sat down with it and conquered it, now it all makes total sense, although programming DMX is a bit of a slow, tedious process, prone to mistakes if you don't think carefully as you are programming. As you add fixtures you can incorporate them into your existing programs, you DO NOT have to start over as I initially thought it is possible to simply add via editing. The Monoprice controller came with a little flexible USB lamp to enable viewing of the buttons in dark venues. My only complaint is that the layout of the buttons isn't the same as Chauvet and others, mainly in terms of the Chase buttons, which on the Chauvet are grouped together in their own area. On the Monoprice, they are kinda mixed in with some other buttons across two rows and it's sometimes takes a second to figure out which chase you have selected b/c it isn't always immediately clear whether the light applies to the button on the left or right of the button, not so with the Chauvet. Sometimes I think I have chase 1 selected but it's actually the Override button. Also has DMX in, not sure what I would use that for but the Obey 10 at least doesn't have that (not sure about Obey 40). Can handle 12 fixtures of up to 16 channels each instead of 8 fixtures on the Obey 10. I will say that the controller does tend to lock up a couple of times during a show, usually when our sound man is using the Tap Tempo function. But there are a LOT of quality complaints about the Chauvet controllers, so I figure it's a wash. Monoprice has a great warranty too.

    PROS: Price, warranty, flexible lamp included, better manual than Chauvet.

    CONS: Layout of buttons could've been a bit better, mainly with the Chase buttons.
    September 21, 2014
    Solid for the price.
    Decent over all if you aren't looking for anything overly complex. if you are just doing color mixes and fades this will do the job.

    PROS: Sturdy, Responsive I haven't notice any lag in the response between the unit and the fixtures.

    CONS: Kind of funky to program, I still have yet to get any chases to actually function.

    Scenes are funky at best.
    July 20, 2014
    Everything but a Fader
    This is so close to great. Faders work well, build quality is above average, we don't use the tilt and pan functions, but it's nice to know we can in the future. But once you get your scenes set up (a scene is just a snap shot of the current light colors, brightness, etc) you can't fade between them. You go from all white to spot light blue in an instant. Fading is so important. If this is possible, mono price should write the directions on how to do it. I know there are a few different people complaining about this and if it were possible, this board would easily jump to a 9. Fading really is that important.

    PROS: Price

    Build Quality


    March 31, 2015
    Excellent Light Board
    This light board packs a heck of a punch for the price. Yes, I wish it had 12 faders instead of 8 and yes it would be nice to have fading features between scenes - but it covers everything we needed for a nice stage light design and training students how to use programmable light boards.
    January 23, 2017
    8 months ago
    Good DMX controller
    I purchased this device because my Obey 4 couldn't properly control my 'robo scans.' The pan & tilt controls handles that nicely. However, this controller takes away the simplicity of specifically calling up colors for my regular non intelligent LED lights, like the Obey 4 can. Instead, I have to find the specific color with the fader, then create a scene with it and program that as a scene in order to call them up. Not a deal killer, mind you. Because of the XLR in and out feature, I have the Obey 4 looped thru the DMX512, in order to run the non intelligent lights, while the DMX512, handles the robo scans. Problem solved.

    PROS: Great build quality. Sturdy. Does what it's supposed to. Not difficult to master.

    CONS: Would prefer to be able to just assign specific colors with the touch of a button.
    December 18, 2015
    This is a solid built DMX512 controller with lots of features for the sub $100 price tag. Read the instructions that came with the product and you'll be up and running in no time. Easy to use, perfect for controlling a small lighting rig. Smooth controls and built to last. If you're looking for something to drive a few LED's and wigglers, look no further.

    PROS: Powerful lighting controller for a great price!

    CONS: Slight learning curve
    July 17, 2014
    compact controller that give you alot of play !
    For less than 100$ is a complete compact controller, really cheap price ! More than you can think !

    PROS: This compact controller is a complete controller for dmx lights, it's easy to use, even your kid can take the control of it !
    July 9, 2014

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