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by ojacques
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Dmxis w/Ableton Live - works only for 5min
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Dmxis w/Ableton Live - works only for 5min

Try moving your DMXIS to Ableton's master track. I believe this is in the DMXIS documentation: Ableton shuts down tracks VSTs if they don't output audio (which dmxis doesn't) to preserve CPU. Solution is to have DMXIS on the master track.

Hope this helps.
by ojacques
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Fade duration on preset gets corrupted
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Re: Fade duration on preset gets corrupted

Couple quick questions as I’ve never had this issue. 1. When this happens, does it happen on all presets? I'm not 100% sure, but it seems it is always the same presets which get affected. 2. Are you using a midi controller to control SBA? I guess yes: SBA is a VST plugin on the master channel of Ab...
by ojacques
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Fade duration on preset gets corrupted
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Fade duration on preset gets corrupted

I need help. Using SBA 2.0.11 on Windows. I can see the same issue with the VST plugin version or full desktop app. The issue: * Sometimes, when selecting presets (I have a long list), the "fade" information can become corrupted, jumping to 17+ seconds, like this: https://imgur.com/a/h4bQB0D * If I ...
by ojacques
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: SBA and a Laser: my video
Replies: 1
Views: 319

SBA and a Laser: my video

Quick demo of using Show Buddy Active with my new laser a Laserworld DS3000 RGB, all through DMX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnrXkCG4RXY
Not a true SBA demo, but SBA inside.
by ojacques
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Back and fourth chase?
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Back and fourth chase?

I'm sorry, *I* did not read properly.
You're right, I have not been able to generate a ping pong chase like what you describe.
by ojacques
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Back and fourth chase?
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Back and fourth chase?

I do this all the time. I guess you use an oscillator. Which type do you use? A sinusoidal or triangle will do the trick.
Can you do a screenshot of your dmxis screen / cue ?
by ojacques
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Small request: Deselect a fader
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Small request: Deselect a fader

I believe 1.6.8 is still considered beta, probably why you can't just "upgrade". Here is the post to 1.6.8 - which also has a link to 1.6.9 beta: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3283
by ojacques
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Python macros for DMXIS and DMXIS Platinum
Topic: New macro : copy masking to every preset in current bank
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Re: New macro : copy masking to every preset in current bank

Cool, thanks for sharing!
Suggestion: should all this macros be in a GitHub repo? I'm happy to go over the one already posted and get it organized...
by ojacques
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active Wish List
Topic: Wish: add midi note next to preset
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Wish: add midi note next to preset

I would like to be able to quickly identify which midi note I should use to select a given present (through midi). When I'm programming my show, I spend a lot of time to find out how to trigger a given preset. After a lot of trial and error, I end up finding the right one. It would be nice to see th...
by ojacques
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Upgrading to Showbuddy active
Replies: 4
Views: 657

Re: Upgrading to Showbuddy active

Actually I believe it will do that automatically when you install SBA
It did for me (you can verify with the demo version). But I just took a backup, just in case :D
by ojacques
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: VST plugin and Midi Controller to control banks and presets
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: VST plugin and Midi Controller to control banks and presets

I just tried, and I am able to (in Ableton using the SBA VST Plugin running on the master track): * Control the "main programmed show" through channels 15 for bank select and 16 for program select * Have presets from different banks assigned to several buttons in the "perform pannel" * Trigger those...
by ojacques
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Assign Akai Midi Key to Preset
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Assign Akai Midi Key to Preset

trigger a preset with a midi keyboard press
This is by default midi channel 16.
14: Perform panel
15: bank select
16: preset select
by ojacques
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: VST plugin and Midi Controller to control banks and presets
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: VST plugin and Midi Controller to control banks and presets

I don't know myself. But I want to find out as I have the same use case: a pre programmed show from Ableton, on top of which I'd love to add some overrides (strobos, blinders) through midi.
by ojacques
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Assign Akai Midi Key to Preset
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Assign Akai Midi Key to Preset

Make sure your controller sends to midi channel 14 which seems to be the default for SBA. Or change SBA to listen to another midi channel.
by ojacques
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: New usages enabled by SBA...
Replies: 0
Views: 360

New usages enabled by SBA...

Just a quick feedback on SBA, as I'm converting few songs from DMXIS to SBA (demo for now, evaluating). As a very heavy user of DMXIS since 2015, I'm not lost with SBA. Interface is pretty familiar; bank / presets / oscillators, everything I liked is there. What find really interesting is the effect...
by ojacques
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: VST plugin and Midi Controller to control banks and presets
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: VST plugin and Midi Controller to control banks and presets

Does anyone know how I can have my VST plugin listen to the desired midi channel (say for example channel 9) and react when I press on the button? while also change on channel 15 & 16 when prgrammed to? In SBA, from what I can tell (and DMXIS which seems to work the same way), each preset can alrea...
by ojacques
Mon May 02, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Python macros for DMXIS and DMXIS Platinum
Topic: DMXis Macro - manage moving head targets for show
Replies: 24
Views: 9127

Re: DMXis Macro - manage moving head targets for show

Just stopping by for a BIG "thank you". Did a full show programming with rad3d's solution - and it worked like a charm. Cool stuff. May be worth uploading to https://github.com/ and share the code there as an Open Source project.
by ojacques
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Python macros for DMXIS and DMXIS Platinum
Topic: DMXis Macro - manage moving head targets for show
Replies: 24
Views: 9127

Re: DMXis Macro - manage moving head targets for show

Just wanted to say thank you to ChrisDuncan and rad3d for the 2 solutions offered. My first 2 moving heads are ordered, and I was wondering how I could solve that problem of pointing them where they need to, when changing venues. I was about to go for an all-python macros, but I'll try Chris's solut...