SoundOff Configurator Software

John Smith

Junior Member
SoundOff actually has the best stuff out there right now. Between nForce, mPower, and a bluePRINT controller it is the best overall system out there by far. No other company compares.

I personally like the Whelen Legacy bar better, although it's not as bright and the entire bar can't be dual color. But I think it looks better on the car than the nForce bar. But the WeCan control/integration is a decade behind bluePRINT.

The admins were deleting my posts on other threads. So I can share all of the knowledge/tools/experience I have, but not my opinions. Fuck that. Notice they won't delete any of these posts, and won't let me edit them either.

That's the problem with this forum. It's largely a collective group of whackers. Hence the power trip and overreaching moderation. And hence the cult like devotion to every shit light brand out there (Can you pronounce Feniex?), and the straight up encyclopedia knowledge on 100 year old light bars. Like, I can search and tell you product numbers on every aerodynic ever made, but can't even get a basic understanding of the Vision SLR. Because no one here has a job where they get one, the knowledge and interest to learn it, or the money to buy it themselves. So they trade aerodynics and mx7000s back and forth.
 

BigWil

Veteran
The nForce bar doesn't look great, but the new mPower bar looks amazing. If I won the lottery, I'd be running nothing buy SoundOff on my vehicle, with bluePRINT. I just can't afford to go that route now.
 

Jman423

Administrator
Administrator
And now he needs my help. I'll let Jman423 email you the software. Oh... Wait... He doesn't have it.
What you think I have and what I actually have are much like your assumptions about how we moderate the site... completely wrong. However, I don't distribute software that is tightly restricted by the manufacturer, even if I disagree with it being restricted in the first place.

I see there is drama on this forum and it looks like John Smith's posts are being deleted, which is a shame, because the whole point of this is to make everyone better at this new technology and not just talk about fed signal vectors.
Not a single one of his posts was deleted, and he is the only one making drama where there doesn't need to be any. I do hope someone is able to help you out.
 
FWIW, early control heads were not marked Blueprint as they were the same head for the Nergy line.

It is hard to get Blueprint information because you’re supposed to be certified to have access to the software. The number of people who are playing around with Blueprint is a lot smaller than those who have programmed a Whelen Cencom.

The blessing of Blueprint is that it can do almost anything. The curse is that amount of options makes programming more difficult and frustrating.
 

Jman423

Administrator
Administrator
SoundOff actually has the best stuff out there right now. Between nForce, mPower, and a bluePRINT controller it is the best overall system out there by far. No other company compares.

I personally like the Whelen Legacy bar better, although it's not as bright and the entire bar can't be dual color. But I think it looks better on the car than the nForce bar. But the WeCan control/integration is a decade behind bluePRINT.

The admins were deleting my posts on other threads. So I can share all of the knowledge/tools/experience I have, but not my opinions. Fuck that. Notice they won't delete any of these posts, and won't let me edit them either.

That's the problem with this forum. It's largely a collective group of whackers. Hence the power trip and overreaching moderation. And hence the cult like devotion to every shit light brand out there (Can you pronounce Feniex?), and the straight up encyclopedia knowledge on 100 year old light bars. Like, I can search and tell you product numbers on every aerodynic ever made, but can't even get a basic understanding of the Vision SLR. Because no one here has a job where they get one, the knowledge and interest to learn it, or the money to buy it themselves. So they trade aerodynics and mx7000s back and forth.
Why are you still here if we're all so horrible? I don't care what you say or how you say it... but if you're here to do anything but ask for help or help someone else, you're useless to all of us.
 

Pucky

Newbie
Hello..I can´t Programming my nForce interior split lightbar 18LED

I testet with 3 diffrent Computers..nothing

The Progamm setup.exe will not start.

I have downloaded and the Box was switch On and Activ (LED Dots)

what is wrong ?

i have pictures from the last Computer in the appendix..

can you find the error ?

Pic 2 (Details)

Pic 3 (Details)
 

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FEVER

Platinum Supporter
Jesus... there are a bunch of blow hards that can't let things go in here.

Miserable people like to stay mad at people over stuff that really don't matter.
 

tsquale

Site Minion
Platinum Supporter
Jesus... there are a bunch of blow hards that can't let things go in here.

Miserable people like to stay mad at people over stuff that really don't matter.
Right? What a toddler. "Oh my post was removed because it didn't follow the rules. Poor me". God forbid we get over ourselves and share the knowledge we claim to have instead of continuing to throw a temper tantrum.
 

Jman423

Administrator
Administrator
Jesus... there are a bunch of blow hards that can't let things go in here.

Miserable people like to stay mad at people over stuff that really don't matter.
This guy reminds me of the retard that tried to sue his way back into a forum a few years back.
 

Jman423

Administrator
Administrator
Can we bring the ring back? I have some great meme’s I can make with this photo.

“Aaron why do you always say lets just touch the tips?”
I will say that I did discover the single deleted post that set this Hudson, Colorado Marshall off on his recent rant, and it was because he offered absolutely nothing to the thread, and only had negative things to say about our site and our community. I didn't even know the post had been moderated.

Having said that, I'm sorry to the OP and others that came to this thread looking for help and instead had to watch this temper tantrum unfold.
 

Jarred J.

Archive Expert
Silver Supporter
Can we bring the ring back? I have some great meme’s I can make with this photo.

“Aaron why do you always say lets just touch the tips?”
the ring is still here.. its only for paid members though...
 
My biggest gripes about BluePRINT:
4) Lastly, and this is about the nForce light bars, the simultaneous flash patterns are fairly limited. The patterns themselves are not, but to get simultaneous flashing there's only a couple. Basically I wanted to program my rear bar to do the CHP rear pattern (Amber slow alternating with red and blue). There's only 1 pattern that makes this possible, and I'm not particularly impressed with it.
I don't know about the nForce bars but, if you're running an mPower lightbar, you have options. By default, the slower patterns are setup to alternate and flash half the bar at a time. If you dig into the flash pattern setting, you can shift the phase of half of the bar. This forces everything to flash together, regardless of whether you've selected a simultaneous pattern or not.

I was just working on this tonight and figured it out and it is GLORIOUS. I have the entire lightbar, entire rear deck traffic advisor, and trim rings of a Dodge Charger flashing together in perfect synchronicity.

My other gripe with Blueprint is that there isn't enough control over the lightbar for auxiliary functions. I like steady burn, full power lights mixed in but I want to be able to separately control front and back modules. I end up programming a set as "steady" and have to use one of the "flood" patterns for the other set. Stationary 1 and Stationary 2 would be really nice to have. Alternatively, they could increase the maximum cruise brightness above 50% to do the same thing. Even better would be adding Cruise 1 and Cruise 2 so you could control front and rear cruise modes.
 

Turndwn4wut

New Member
Wow, thanks, for the late response.

So I've read through the thread and think I have some of the basics needed to maybe help me out. My unit is controlled through blueprint but of course getting that program is about as easy as getting into Fort Knox.

I'm trying to make a few changes to my lightbar (mpower) without changing or overriding anything in bluePRINT that will cause me to have to take my unit to HQ.

I've installed the Soundoff Signal configuration software and have been thumbing through it trying to make heads or tails of everything. When I connected my breakout box to my computer it recognized the overhead bar and identified the LED modules accordingly.

When I go to the breakout box inputs tab most of the push buttons and their functions correspond correctly. I'm guessing the siren level 1,2,3 corresponds to the lever. I noticed that the priority level for each one is set to 3, which I'm afraid if I upload any changes to test them may override the two rear inboard modules that illuminate red when I brake or anything else and I'm not sure how to fix this if I do since the lightbar read isn't exactly correct from the beginning. Next, my siren level 2 is currently set to flash both the front and rear modules flash. Yet in the breakout box tabs siren level 2 is only showing the front lights flashing. When I set my siren level to 3 it's currently set to display the impact flash pattern along with activating my front push bumper lightbar, yet there is no flash pattern mode selected in the breakout box tab to indicate this flash pattern was registered when the program read the light bar.

I know in the previous messages someone said nothing that is done in the program will override anything bluePRINT does but I found when I updated the firmware somethings were overwritten. Like when I put my vehicle in park and flip the high beams on the front of the light bar will illuminate all white as will all other front auxiliary lights.

With all of this being said I'm trying to make my lightbar do the following. When the siren box switch is off I want to be able to illuminate all my bar with cruise lights. I want it to flash the DC1 pattern on the rear with the front inboard 1 modules illuminating in a cruise mode when the siren select switch is set to siren level 1. I want it to flash DC1 on the front and rear when set to siren level 2. Siren Level 3 can remain the same.

Just some side questions. One of my buttons are set to cut the front lights on the bar and another set to cut the rear. Is this something in the configurator or is it set by bluePRINT because I don't see these buttons functions in the program? Also last time I was at HQ I left and noticed my high beams no longer work. The indicator on the dash comes on but my high beams don't. Is this a programming issue through bluePRINT?

I know this post was long and a convoluted mess and I'm sure if I understood the program a little better I could make a more coherent post.

Any direction would be great but if it's just better I don't do anything don't hesitate to tell me that either.

Than you all
 
Several thoughts.

First, you need to find out if your system is setup with the Link system or they’re pulling signals from direct wired connections to the vehicle. Direct connections _may_ be causing your headlight issue.

Second, by default the pursuit switch is additive. Moving to 2 means that whatever was on 1 is still activated. I found it much easier to change the pursuit switch to the mode that has each level as a standalone. This makes it easier for a variety of reasons including not having to include turn off signals in each position.

Regarding your brakes, I set functions like that and gun locks to a higher priority level so they don’t get buried in other functions. I also set special response matrixes at higher levels.
 

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