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by cgrafx
Tue May 26, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Restart CueList with midi instead of stopping
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Restart CueList with midi instead of stopping

could you create a null cue list with effectively nothing in it and use that as a buffer between all songs.

You could call the buffer list either at the beginning or end of every song.
by cgrafx
Fri May 15, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Downloaded Fixture, Cant Find It
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Downloaded Fixture, Cant Find It

Ok.. try these locations Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\ENTTEC\DMXIS Vista & Windows 7/8/10: C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\ENTTEC\DMXIS OS X: \Library\Application Support\ENTTEC\DMXIS The library should have a ton folders and fixture files in it. Downloading the fixture...
by cgrafx
Fri May 15, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Downloaded Fixture, Cant Find It
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Downloaded Fixture, Cant Find It

This information was in the link included in my post. Installing a new fixture file Once you have a new fixture file (either downloaded from the online editor or created by hand) it must be saved into the DMXIS fixture library folder: Windows: C:/Program Files (x86)/ENTTEC/DMXIS/DmxLibrary/ OS X : /...
by cgrafx
Fri May 15, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Downloaded Fixture, Cant Find It
Replies: 6
Views: 192

Re: Downloaded Fixture, Cant Find It

you have to put the new fixture into the existing fixture library folder.

https://www.dmxis.com/creating-new-fixtures/
by cgrafx
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Bug & feature requests
Replies: 12
Views: 1074

Re: Bug & feature requests

The Mac version doesn't have a shortcut for the preferences.

if it did, the equivalent would be CMD-A, but it has not been defined.
by cgrafx
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS & ABLETON bank and preset organization
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: DMXIS & ABLETON bank and preset organization

I now understand what you were stating about judicious use of masking by going through Dave's process and really seeing how masking can blend multiple presets to create a new one. Slightly confused still how I can have an unlimited amount of songs by creating presets in modular form. Would I just u...
by cgrafx
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Showbuddy to Cubase midi track
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Re: Showbuddy to Cubase midi track

Directly from the Show Buddy product page. Show Buddy organises your gigs, plays your backing tracks, runs your light show, and controls your MIDI equipment – leaving you free to concentrate on a great performance! Show Buddy requires either DMXIS or Show Buddy Active to control your lighting. For v...
by cgrafx
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS + MIDI Sync - Not Working/Working Inconsistently/Failing to Operate as Expected
Replies: 21
Views: 1341

Re: DMXIS + MIDI Sync - Not Working/Working Inconsistently/Failing to Operate as Expected

According to the manual it should work. Is it possible you don't have sync enabled? Sync to incoming MIDI clock : when enabled , DMXIS synchronises the master speed (and thus any oscillators) to any incoming MIDI clock messages. Tap tempo via MIDI CC 110 : when enabled, the master tempo (and the tim...
by cgrafx
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS + MIDI Sync - Not Working/Working Inconsistently/Failing to Operate as Expected
Replies: 21
Views: 1341

Re: DMXIS + MIDI Sync - Not Working/Working Inconsistently/Failing to Operate as Expected

The current Clock Sync route is:
Squarp Pyramid --[USB]--> BomeBox --[Ethernet]--> Laptop running DMXIS
There has to be something else running on the laptop to receive the MIDI over Ethernet data. How are you getting that information into DMXIS?
by cgrafx
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Tempo linked to original MIDI file?
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Tempo linked to original MIDI file?

MIDI Clock

The DMXIS master tempo will automatically synchronise to any incoming MIDI clock signal. Use this to sync DMXIS chases to a compatible application, such as Traktor DJ.

See link here: https://www.dmxis.com/dmxis-1-6-3-public-release/
by cgrafx
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Change from Dmxis to Showbuddy Active in Ableton?? HELP!!
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: Change from Dmxis to Showbuddy Active in Ableton?? HELP!!

You are unfortunately utilizing undocumented/unsupported functionality that was never a part of the design of the software. The VST plugin was never intended to be used as multiple instances. It was designed to be loaded ONCE on an output/return track I believe. The fact that it has worked is only c...
by cgrafx
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Do fixture library downloads provide labeling solely?
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Re: Do fixture library downloads provide labeling solely?

Yes, for the most part fixture libraries are just labels. They also provide meta data that is used for other DMXIS functions like Macros that need the label info to know what channels do what. Other features that use the meta data for example, from the manual "Double-clicking on any named channel (e...
by cgrafx
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Triggering Banks/Presets on APC Mini Buttons?
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Triggering Banks/Presets on APC Mini Buttons?

This controller can be used to control bank and program selection in DMXIS

Korg NanoPad2
https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail ... pad2-black

You could also use something like TouchOSC on an iPAD to create a fully custom touch interface.
by cgrafx
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: No RGB channels found Error - Macros not working
Replies: 10
Views: 976

Re: No RGB channels found Error - Macros not working

Well, that's good to know. In the past either the fixtures or the shows or presets were null-ended files. Maybe that restriction has gone away. You do have to use a Text Editor, not a word processor. So on the Mac it would be something like Brackets, TextWrangler, TextMate, and on windows I think y...
by cgrafx
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: No RGB channels found Error - Macros not working
Replies: 10
Views: 976

Re: No RGB channels found Error - Macros not working

I'm not sure what would be easier ... trying to find a dimmerless RGB can and define 4 of them in a row or make up a proper definition for the fixture. You can't actually "edit" an existing fixture, you have to create new one from scratch (I view this as a failing of the fixture service). Probably ...
by cgrafx
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Controlling DMXis with MIDI (Please help)
Replies: 29
Views: 1736

Re: Controlling DMXis with MIDI (Please help)

Your suffering from the I have a hammer and everything has to be a nail syndrome. You are attempting to use DMXIS as a DMX translator for Logic, rather than what it was designed for. Meaning your stuck thinking you can control your lights directly in Logic rather than using logic to trigger lighting...
by cgrafx
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS & ABLETON bank and preset organization
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: DMXIS & ABLETON bank and preset organization

If you build your presets in modular form as looks rather than songs, you can have an infinite number of songs. For example. program 1. Front Lights Red program 2. Front Lights Blue program 3. Front lights green program 4. back lights Red program 5. back lights Blue program 6. back lights green prog...
by cgrafx
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Fixture editor general chat
Topic: Prob a stupid Question
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: Prob a stupid Question

So I open the fixture creator and I want to create a color. In my fixture manual its Red Green for that setting. But the dropdown only allows for one color to be selected. So how does that work? Also when I open a DMX file that was posted some of the lines end with a comma in some files and others ...
by cgrafx
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Change order on faders.
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: Change order on faders.

Not 100% this is your fixture but From the User Manaul for the 4 Head Moving Bar Hydrabeam 4000 (pages 7-8)
Advanced Settings -> Display invert
by cgrafx
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Change order on faders.
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: Change order on faders.

You are aware the fixture has advanced settings to invert the display when you hang it upside down.

Does that not also change the lamp order?
by cgrafx
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Chase with 4 Par Bars
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

Re: Chase with 4 Par Bars

its a little tricky, as you have to set the chase value of the alternate lights to 50% one at a time. So the steps would be 1. Select all the Red/Blue channels for all the lights you want to chase 2. Set the channel values to 127 (50%) 3. Set the oscillator for all the channels 4. Select each even-n...
by cgrafx
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Chase with 4 Par Bars
Replies: 9
Views: 1482

Re: Chase with 4 Par Bars

set your red and blue channels to 50% and then with them both selected set your oscillator and they will track together.
by cgrafx
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: "Not quite" copying and pasting query
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: "Not quite" copying and pasting query

there is no direct way to do this. You will have to go through your presets and resave them. Its possible to write a macro that could do this for you, but there isn't any way to do this just through the fixture profile. You have extra DMX channels which means the presets are always going to be refer...
by cgrafx
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Copy and Paste Pre-sets
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: Copy and Paste Pre-sets

you'll want to setup your front and back lights with masking so you can turn them on and off independently.

once that is done you can then easily create a single preset with both the front and back lights on, by turning on the the front and back lights and then saving that as a new combined preset.
by cgrafx
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 2473

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 cgrafx
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Frequently Asked Questions
Topic: Small request: Deselect a fader
Replies: 3
Views: 1026

Re: Small request: Deselect a fader

Hey! Could you make it posible to deselect a fader simply by clicking on it again? Would be super handy for say, selecting every channel except for the dimmer or in my case, selecting all RGB besides the two front facing ones I use for blinders on my 4 Par Stage Bars. Thanks in advance! :) Was alre...
by cgrafx
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 2473

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 throu...
by cgrafx
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 2473

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

Ok.. your still not understanding what I've already told you. OnSong is NOT a lighting console, it will not generate DMX in any shape or form Artnet is also NOT DMX and will not magically generate DMX. It is a transport protocol that allows you to pass DMX commands over Ethernet. You cannot get from...
by cgrafx
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 2473

Re: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?

Thank you for the quick reply cgrafx. :) 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. The only way to avoid having both a PC (or other lighting controller) and your iPad on stage would be to have lighting control ...
by cgrafx
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: MIDI control of DMXIS hardware?
Replies: 21
Views: 2473

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...