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Hobbyist Pro Last updated: April 19, 2022

28 Rockville Battery Par 50 Par Light 6CH [080]

The Rockville Battery Par 50 fixtures, available from here, are supported in Finale 3D.  Their Standard Fixture ID is 080.

Figure 1 – Rockville Battery Par 50


The fixtures have a 3-channel and 6-channel DMX personality.  Finale 3D supports the 6-channel variation.


Table 1 – DMX personality choices

DMX personality (“DMX Channel Mode”) Supported in Finale 3D



To design a show for Rockville Battery Par 50 fixtures, please follow the steps in DMX basic instructions and Light fixtures basic instructions.  If you don’t already have a compatible firing system or controller capable exporting a DMX script, please refer to Supported firing systems and controllers (DMX) for the list of available hardware options.


Choosing the DMX channel ranges for fixtures

Each fixture requires multiple channels, so if you are putting multiple fixtures in the same DMX Universe, you need to set the Start Address on the fixture in the real world and the corresponding DMX Channel Base on the fixture in Finale 3D to a range of channels that doesn’t overlap with others.  A DMX universe has channels 1-512.  If you want to pack as many fixtures into the 512 channels of a DMX universe as you can, back-to-back ranges are the most efficient.  Table 2 shows an example for 6-channel fixtures.  Some DMX firing systems and controllers only support 50 or 100 channels, so you may not have all 512 channels to work with.


Table 2 – Example channel ranges for 6-channel fixtures in a DMX universe

Fixture DMX Channel Base Channels Used
1 1 1-6
2 7 7-12
3 13 13-18
4 19 19-24
5 25 25-30
6 31 31-36
85 505 505-510


Technical details

The following tables show the technical specifications of the fixtures, as tested by the Finale support team.


Table 3 – DMX channels for 6CH personality

DMX Channel Meaning
Channel 1 (DMX Channel Base + 0) Dimmer
Channel 2 (DMX Channel Base + 1) Red
Channel 3 (DMX Channel Base + 2) Green
Channel 4 (DMX Channel Base + 3) Blue
Channel 5 (DMX Channel Base + 4) Function
Channel 6 (DMX Channel Base + 5) Speed



Table 4 – Example files and downloads

Download link Explanation
BatteryPar50_Manual_OL.pdf Rockville Battery Par 50 User Manual