DMX Backfade Single Universe

Product number: 08301 - £525.00

The XTBA DMX BACKFADE is a unique multiple DMX universe show recorder and desk back up system. Backfade is a modular system so the 1U case can have from 1 to 4 universes fitted. Additional universes can be added using the slave port and slave units.

Backfade is designed to be in line to the main console and can take-over a show in the event of a main desk failure. Backfade will seamlessly cross fade from the existing lighting state and then act as the main control.

If the main control becomes available again Backfade can be taken off line and will seamlessly cross fade back to the main console.

Lighting cues are recorded via the DMX inputs and stored with manually entered fade times. Backfade can also track the show in progress displaying the current cue, allowing for a quick switch over in the event of a main console problem.

Backfade uses an encoder pot with a push switch and a simple three button interface to access all the features via the 20 character, 2 line VFD screen.

The VFD (Vacuum Fluorescent Display) provides greater clarity and greater viewing distance than a conventional LCD. Backfade can store 99 memories with fade times up to 99 seconds.

Playback Functions:
Fade to any recorded memory number
Change playback time one time only
Change playback time and keep
Halt playback
Continue playback
Fade to end in 2 seconds

New Playback Functions:New!
Link Memories
Delay between memories with follow on
Sequence memories
Auto run show on power up

Record Functions:
Record input data with manually entered time
Delete memory
Clear Memories
Create default test memories

Track Functions:
Track the show and display memory
Track and display multiple memories
Show last memory tracked

Other functions:
Test DMX and show timing parameters and any errors
Turn on screen blanking time out

Backfade can also be supplied with a remote control that mimics the front panel and provides remote control via a five wire interface up to 1000m away from the main unit.

Backfade can also be supplied with an input card that allows simple analogue push button panels to be made which interface to the main unit giving simple control to call memories from any or multiple locations.

Works with


120v AC (90v - 140v) 240v AC (190v - 250v)
Additional info:

120V Operation is Internally Selectable

Packaging & Dimensions

19" 1U Rackmount
Length: 430mm Depth: 270mm Height: 44mm Weight: 4Kg (Approx)
This item is CE certified XTBA declares that this equipment meets the requirements of the EMC Directive 89/366/EEC.