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Hobbyist Pro Last updated: April 7, 2022

21 Showven Sonic Boom Plus Smoke Jet Fog Jet 14CH [062]

The Sonic Boom Plus Smoke Jet fixtures combine fog with RGBA LED lights.  The Standard Fixture ID for this fixture in Finale 3D is 062.


Figure 1 – Sonic Boom Plus Smoke Jet


The fixtures have various DMX personalities.  Finale 3D supports the 14-channel DMX personality, which provides RGB control over the LED lights.  If you want to use the 11-channel DMX personality, please use the Sonic Boom X fixture definition in Finale 3D, Standard Fixture ID 070.


Table 1 – DMX personality choices

DMX personality (“DMX Channel Mode”) Supported in Finale 3D
11CH NO (Please use the Sonic Boom X fixture [070] for 11CH option)



To design a show for Sonic Boom Plus Smoke Jet 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 14-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 14-channel fixtures in a DMX universe

Fixture DMX Channel Base Channels Used
1 1 1-14
2 15 15-28
3 29 29-43
4 44 44-67
5 68 68-81
15 491 491-504


Technical details

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


Table 3 – DMX channels for 14CH personality

DMX Channel Meaning
Channel 1 (DMX Channel Base + 0) Fog (0-9 = OFF; 10-2555 = ON)
Channel 2 (DMX Channel Base + 1) Inner Red
Channel 3 (DMX Channel Base + 2) Inner Green
Channel 4 (DMX Channel Base + 3) Inner Blue
Channel 5 (DMX Channel Base + 4) Inner Amber
Channel 6 (DMX Channel Base + 5) Outer Red
Channel 7 (DMX Channel Base + 6) Outer Green
Channel 8 (DMX Channel Base + 7) Outer Blue
Channel 9 (DMX Channel Base + 8) Outer Amber
Channel 10 (DMX Channel Base + 9) LED Random (0-9 = OFF; 10-255 = Random)
Channel 11 (DMX Channel Base + 10) LED Inner Random (0-9 = OFF; 10-255 = Random)
Channel 12 (DMX Channel Base + 11) LED Color Change Speed
Channel 13 (DMX Channel Base + 12) Strobe (0-9 = OFF; 10-255 = Slow To Fast)
Channel 14 (DMX Channel Base + 13) Dimmer (0-9 = OFF; 10-255 = Low To High)


Table 4 – Example files and downloads

Download link Explanation
SONICBOOM PLUS SMOKEJET.pdf Sonic Boom Plus Smoke Jet User Manual