Discontinued Since 2019

Xpress 512

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3 out of 5 stars (based on 13 reviews)

Xpress 512 is a self-contained DMX-512 interface for the ShowXpress software. The interface is capable of transmitting one universe of DMX and works on both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. Multiple units can be connected for multiple universes of control. Users can store and playback one show without a computer or unlimited shows with a computer.

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  • Self-contained DMX interface for the ShowXpress software

  • Transmits 1 DMX universe or connect multiple units to control multiple universes

  • Create unlimited shows when operating with a computer

  • Easily store and playback 1 show without a computer

  • Compatible with Windows® and Mac OS X systems

  • Lock your cable into place using the Neutrik® DMX connector


  • DMX Connectors: 3-pin
  • Input Voltage: 5 VDC, USB
  • Weight: 0.5 lb (0.2 kg)
  • Dimensions: 4.3 x 3.2 x 1.5 in (108 x 80 x 37 mm)
  • Approvals: CE

What's Included

  • Xpress 512
  • Warranty card

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3 out of 5 stars (based on 13 reviews)


May 1, 2019



Response from CHAUVET DJ

Jeff, thank you for leaving us this feedback. How can we help you with the issue you’re experiencing? If the product is not working, we need to get you in touch with our customer service team immediately so we can troubleshoot this. Please contact [email protected]

the 9v of showexpress software have problems

April 26, 2019

the new v9 software does not recognize my express 512 , and i already try to download the drivers , please chauvet a solutioonnnn!!!!!

juan martin

Response from CHAUVET DJ

Hi Juan. Sorry to hear your frustration! There should not be an issue with what you’re describing; kindly contact [email protected] for troubleshooting assistance. Thanks for being a CHAUVET DJ user and providing feedback.

Works Great

April 15, 2019

This works great. Has made my life a lot easier. Love the interface on my computer. Programming took a minute to learn, but is a breeze now.

Tom Neville

three hours later still broken 512 with laptop,, no known solution

April 14, 2019

I have spent hours today searching for a clue how to troubleshoot my NON-working xpress 512 unit, no live help on Chauvet site, numerous music friends don’t know.. yikes!!! driver and updated version 9.1.15 Thursday.

Walter Bruhn

Response from CHAUVET DJ

Sorry to hear that, Walter. Have you contacted our customer service team for assistance with the issue you’re experiencing? [email protected]

Excited when i seen v.9 update...NOt worst update ever fix this

April 1, 2019

what is up with this confusing v.9 and the even more confusing v.9 drivers. i agree with everyone stick with 8. waisted my time.


Response from CHAUVET DJ

Sorry to hear you are not satisfied with ShowXpress V9. Can you kindly give us more information about your situation so we can better assist you?

CONfusing setup, but now works on windows 10

March 27, 2019

After an afternoon of pulling my hair out with this, I contacted tech support and they walked me through finishing the setup in about 10 minutes. Thanks Joe! Would definitely be helpful to everyone if the manual was current. using version 9 on windows 10 platform.

Greg Walker

Don't upgrade to version 9

March 21, 2019

I love ShowXpress, and have been using it for some time. It’s simply made my lighting control so much easier than previous programs! I made the mistake of upgrading to version 9 unwittingly when I got a new laptop though. Turns out it needed new drivers —which didn’t come with the program— Seriosuly Chauvet? What kind of oversight is this? Then I opened the program today to work on my lights and even though I ***Have*** the drivers it doesn’t recognize the device anymore? The website no longer has version 9 drivers? ” Sorry but there’s nothing here. You clicked a link to https://www.chauvetdj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/drivers_2019.zip and it doesn’t exist.” Don’t provide upgrades as a finished product if they’re still in beta testing, this completely disables my lighting, and requiresthat I now downgrade to version 8 again, which actually wasn’t as functional, and didn’t have as high of a pleasing appearance. Version 9 was much better, but is completely usesless without stable drivers.

Jason Whitlock

Response from CHAUVET DJ

Hi, Jason. Thank you for the feedback. If you are using software V9, you need to use the new V9 drivers. The drivers are not included with the software because CHAUVET DJ must constantly update them. Instead, please download the drivers from our website. We just launched a new interface last week! The site was under construction for a small period of time. It’s possible your download occurred while the site was being updated — Please try the link again as it is working now. Nothing is in Beta testing. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact [email protected] for any assistance!


March 7, 2019

Got a new Pc had showxpress 512 for 3 years Now wont link with coMputer


To Tracy

March 6, 2019

DON’T use version 9, go back to 8. I had the same issue and that fixed it. Chauvet, please fix this. v9 is not compatible with some of the windows 10 updates. as for the review, it’s pretty awesome and v8 works perfectly.


It's works great

March 4, 2019

I should have done this a long time ago been using the 512 now for about 3 maybe 4 years have had no problems with it. I do wish it would control more the 1 universe we have grown so much and I feel chauvet has been a big part of our growth with there equipment.

Shaun Dicks

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