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American DJ RGBW4C LED 32-Channel Controller

Published Apr 23, 2012

Easy Command of All Your RGB, RGBW and RGBA Wash Fixtures

Many small clubs, DJs and mobile entertainers are adding more LED fixtures to their lighting repertoires because of the exciting, colorful effects they create. But did you ever wish there was an easier way to control all your color-changing RGB LED wash fixtures? Now there is – American DJ has introduced a new compact 32-channel LED controller, the RGBW4C, which lets you operate up to 8 RGB (Red/Green/Blue), RGBW (Red/Green/Blue/White) or RGBA (Red/Green/Blue/Amber) fixtures or fixture groups independently from one easy-to-use unit.

One of the most user-friendly and versatile LED controllers on the market today, the RGBW4C is designed to control any standard 3 or 4-channel group of LED fixtures where Channel 1 is Red, Channel 2 is Green, Channel 3 is Blue, and Channel 4 is White or Amber. This means that whether you’re using LED Pars, Linear Fixtures (A.K.A. LED Bars), Floods or Panels (or any combination), and whether your fixtures have 3 or 4 different color LEDs, the RGBW4C gives you the convenience of being able to operate all of your LED effects from one compact control unit that weighs under 2-1/2 lbs. (1.1 kg)!

The RGBW4C will help you maximize your LED fixtures’ potential to create a rainbow of stunning RGB or Quad Color effects, too -- whether you’re new to using LEDs or a more seasoned lighting pro. The unit includes exciting built-in chase programs and color macros that make it easy, even for novices, to put on a spectacular-looking LED light show at the touch of a button. Or you can customize your own lighting display with the unit’s manual RGBW intensity controls. To add even greater versatility and creativity, you can control the Speed and Fade Time of the chase programs “on the fly.”

In fact, the RGBW4C is so versatile it offers 8 different operating modes to meet the needs of virtually any user or gig.  Selectable via an array of 8 buttons, these operating modes include: RGB Fade, Auto Run, Color Macro, Chase, Sound Active, Strobe, Manual RGBW and Blackout.

There are a number of other convenient features on the easy-to-use control panel too, including 9 “Static or Color Chase” buttons, which provide direct access to the pre-programmed chases and color presets.  There are also 3 user-programmable Color Preset buttons, along with 4 multi-function faders for controlling RGBW intensities as well as program Speed, Fade Time and the Master Dimmer Additionally, the RGBW4C includes a Variable Strobe, Blackout button, and internal microphone for sound active operation. 

“Basically, whatever types of LED wash fixtures you’re using and however you wish to run them, the RGBW4C can handle your LED control needs,” said Alfred Gonzales, National Sales Manager for American DJ.  “We came out with the RGBW4C because we were seeing our customers adding more and more LED effects to their lighting toolchests. The RGBW4C provides the easy, one-unit-fits-all control solution that these customers were looking for.

“Not only does the RGBW4C give you a convenient way to control up to 8 RGB, RGBW or RGBA lighting fixtures, it will actually help take your LED light show to the next level, thanks to its easy-to-use built-in programs, macros and effects,” added Gonzales.  “It’s very compact and affordable too, which makes it especially ideal for DJs, bands, mobile entertainers, and neighborhood clubs and bars.”

Great for mobile use, the RGBW4C is extremely slim and lightweight.  Measuring less than 2” thick (48mm), it’s just 12.9” long (327mm) L and 5.5” wide (140mm). It weighs a mere 2.4 lbs. (1.1 kg.).

The RGBW4C includes 3-pin XLR output connectors and comes with a built-in UL-approved power supply: 12VDC 500mA. The energy-efficient controller draws just 3.6 watts of electricity. 

In order to be used with the RGBW4C, all LED fixtures or fixture groups must be set to run in DMX mode.  They must also be addressed 4 channels apart for independent control.

The MSRP of the RGBW4C controller is just $109.95.

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