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by SWR
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 6304

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

That's certainly doable with wired ArtNET, but why not loose the wires? Cables cost money. They are also prone to wear and it takes time to connect them all at setup and teardown. $200 for an 8 pack is ok, but it's even cheaper on AliExpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32970968805.html?spm=a2g0...
by SWR
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 6304

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

Thank you for the ArtNET to DMX converter links. That would undoubtedly be the fastet way to get something going. :) It would be neat to go wireless to the different positions to avoid cabling and have only 230V power to connect at setup. My current setup has 2 frontlight T-bars, 1 rear 6m (20') tru...
by SWR
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 6304

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

OnSong is NOT a lighting console and will not generate anything other than MIDI. Ok, I get the message. Thank you for pointing this out. I'll simply write this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_rls43BwbA and let him know that he has completely misunderstood the concept. Somewhere there is goin...
by SWR
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 6304

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

I get it that at some point you have to convert the ArtNET DMX commands to the DMX link layer and physical 250kHz asynchronous 8N2 serial link through an RS485 transceiver, but it is not true that this has to be done inside the iPad. The least amount of work would be a EZ Kling DMX controller throug...
by SWR
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 6304

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

Thanks for the suggestion. :) I'm currently looking into letting OnSong control the lights communicating wirelessly through ArtNET to a wireless DMX bridge. They have something called Scenes where you can configure and control you DMX rig. The particular point I'm trying to get my head around is how...
by SWR
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 6304

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

Ok. Thanks. :)
by SWR
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 6304

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

It's been a while since I fiddled with this, but if I recall correctly the light show still runs if you close the DMXIS software and keep the DMXIS hardware powered. I might remember wrong but it seems to me the the box itself kept reacting to footswitches changing both Bank and Preset. Even the osc...
by SWR
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 6304

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

Thank you for the quick reply Dave. :)
Dave Brown [admin] wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:15 pm
No, sorry. The DMXIS hardware has no standalone capabilities.
Is the interface between the PC software and the Entech DMXIS microcontroller running an open documented protocol or is this proprietary information?
by SWR
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 6304

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

You are miss-understanding what the DMXIS hardware interface is. It is nothing more than a USB to DMX interface. All of the DMX commands are generated by the DMXIS software. Well, this is what led me astray (from page 14 in the DMXIS user manual): An on-board microprocessor performs all the DMX fra...
by SWR
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 6304

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

Thank you for the quick reply cgrafx. :)
cgrafx wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:14 am
You would need a MIDI interface connected to your computer,
This is what I want to avoid - having both a PC and an iPad on stage.
by SWR
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 6304

MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

Is it possible to control the DMXIS hardware interface with MIDI over USB without running the DMXIS software? This would enable MIDI control from an iPad. The rest of our band is using OnSong and it's only available for iOS. An ideal setup would be to have an iPad with OnSong sending MIDI commands t...
by SWR
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: 2.0.12 availability?
Replies: 12
Views: 4671

Re: 2.0.12 availability?

Yes, I'm in the same boat. I'm still using DMXIS and won't switch before the moving head visualizer is there. It's been 10 months now since I bought it in November after the "wiggly beams" post, but to be fair the post said "coming soon" which isn't an exact engineering unit. I guess that if you're ...
by SWR
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Beam Properties - Direction (Moving Head)
Replies: 2
Views: 1904

Re: Beam Properties - Direction (Moving Head)

I think many of us are waiting for this feature. It was announced when I bought SBA (named differently back then), but later pushed to version 2.0.12 which we are still waiting for. I play in a small amateur rock band with 25 moving heads and no fixed lights. I bought SBA because of the announced vi...
by SWR
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: 2.0.12 availability?
Replies: 12
Views: 4671

Re: 2.0.12 availability?

Super. :)

Do you have a rough idea about the time schedule for the release of these two updates?
by SWR
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: 2.0.12 availability?
Replies: 12
Views: 4671

2.0.12 availability?

Hi Dave,

Are there any news on the progress of 2.0.12 with the moving head visualizer?

Best regards
Soren
by SWR
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: No news?
Replies: 1
Views: 1122

No news?

There's been no news for about a month now ... does anyone know if Dave is ok?

Best regards
Soren
by SWR
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active Wish List
Topic: [WISH 2.0.11] Define channel for Preset & Bank Changes
Replies: 1
Views: 1627

Re: [WISH 2.0.11] Define channel for Preset & Bank Changes

Idea to augment the MIDI controls: Have MIDI commands to emulate the footswitch commands. My problem is that two switch outputs on my guitar floor board (Line6 Helix) can't be configured as momentary outputs - they are latching outputs. That makes it very difficult to make short and double clicks, a...
by SWR
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Show Buddy Active 2.0.11 release info
Replies: 4
Views: 2210

Re: Show Buddy Active 2.0.11 release info

Thanks for the quick reply. :)
Any idea about an approximate ETA on the 2.0.12 release?
by SWR
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Show Buddy Active 2.0.11 release info
Replies: 4
Views: 2210

Show Buddy Active 2.0.11 release info

Hi Dave My movers are still behaving like they did in 2.0.10. Do you have a short bullet point list on what was changed in 2.0.11? Specifically I was looking for Pan/Tilt offsets (maybe +/-360° for each?) under the beam icon in the fixture editing window. Maybe you have another solution in mind but ...
by SWR
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active Wish List
Topic: Visualizer and screen size improvements
Replies: 1
Views: 1880

Visualizer and screen size improvements

The following are ideas for improvements: - The visualizer doesn't seem to react to beam direction if there is a pan/tilt channel in the fixture. Could we get two beam direction sliders for pan & tilt offset from the default orientation? - The visualizer only reacts to R/Red, G/Green and B/Blue slid...
by SWR
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: First impressions
Replies: 2
Views: 1469

First impressions

Hi, Here's my first impressions of the Platinum version. :) I really like the layout and the ideas behind the Control, Effects and Perform tabs. The visualizer is a great addition to get quick feedback without setting up the rig. The following are nice touches compared to the old DMXIS IMHO: - The S...
by SWR
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Install problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Re: Install problems

Hi there, I was messing about with the DMXIS Platinum and finally managed to get it working. :D Maybe this short description can help others with the same problem: 1) I installed DMXIS 1.6.3 and after that DMXIS Platinum 2.0.7 ran without problems. 2) I downloaded and installed DMXIS Platinum 2.0.10...
by SWR
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Install problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Re: Install problems

I read in the DMXIS Python Programming Guide that DMXIS is using Python version 2.6.
Is that the same version used in DMXIS Platinum?
Will it corrupt something if I try to install Python separately?
by SWR
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Install problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Install problems

Trying to install DMXIS Platinum but had to upgrade to Windows 10 to do it. Now I have a clean and updated Windows 10 and DMXIS Platinum installed. When starting DMXIS Platinum I get this error message: python26.dll is either not prepared to run in Windows, or it contains a fault. Do I have to insta...
by SWR
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: How to get visualiser to reflect inverted pan?
Replies: 8
Views: 3322

Re: How to get visualiser to reflect inverted pan?

Platinum 2.0.11 landing soon, with wiggly beams. That looks exactly like what I need! :D Can you specify the 3D orientation of your movers? Example: specifying two rotational angles of the pan/tilt centered (decimal 128) or something similar. Some of mine are standing up straight. Others are hangin...
by SWR
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: How to get visualiser to reflect inverted pan?
Replies: 8
Views: 3322

Re: How to get visualiser to reflect inverted pan?

There's no way to do that right now. But once the 2.0.8 release is finished, I'll be enhancing the moving head visualisation to account for orientation, pan/tilt inversion and range of movement (via additional controls in the 'Beam Properties' window) That is the feature I'm waiting for because my ...
by SWR
Wed May 25, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: MIDI trouble
Replies: 1
Views: 1432

Re: MIDI trouble

Hi there, Another interesting observation ... Starting DMXIS as stand-alone I tried to assign a MIDI control to a button with the following results: - Select Helix as the active MIDI input. - Right click on the button choosing Learn I get the MIDI LEARN message box. - When pressing the switch on the...
by SWR
Tue May 24, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: MIDI trouble
Replies: 1
Views: 1432

MIDI trouble

Greetings, Situation: I've just bought a Show Buddy license and I'm a MIDI newbie having problems getting Show Buddy to react to MIDI control messages. Equipment: PC with Show Buddy 1.5.3, DMXIS box, Helix guitar floor board. Goal: Having my Helix floor board controlling Show Buddy. Problem: Show Bu...