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by cgrafx
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXis halting in Cakewalk by BandLab
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: DMXis halting in Cakewalk by BandLab

This seems like a Cakewalk issue. Unfortunately I don't have any experience with Cakewalk.

Perhaps there is a Cakewalk forum that you might check, unless somebody else here has something to add to the discussion.

Wish I could give you more help.
by cgrafx
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:16 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXis halting in Cakewalk by BandLab
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: DMXis halting in Cakewalk by BandLab

That looks like it should work (I'm not a Cakewalk user, so this is my best educated guess) Are you saying Cakewalk is slowing down or Calkwalk plays, but DMXIS stops responding? What kind of timing are you trying to achieve. There are limits to how fast DMX lights will respond (meaning you can send...
by cgrafx
Tue Jan 26, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXis halting in Cakewalk by BandLab
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: DMXis halting in Cakewalk by BandLab

When you say you have 10 DMXIS tracks do you mean your using 10 instances of the plugin?

Of so, DMXIS is not designed to work that way. It should be configured as a single (1) DMXIS instance programed on a single track.
by cgrafx
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:28 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS / Chauvet 4bar
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: DMXIS / Chauvet 4bar

just set them to different DMX starting addresses. (offset by how ever many channels your need to control each fixture independently).
by cgrafx
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Korg nanoKONTROL Studio
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Korg nanoKONTROL Studio

The nanoKONTROL Studio isn't really the right kind of controller, you should be looking at something like the Korg nanoPAD2. The nanoPAD2 would give you 4 banks of 16, for direct control of 64 DMXIS programs. You can also do hybrid configurations, where say 4 of the pads are used to select banks in ...
by cgrafx
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS hardware ID changed, unlock code invalid
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: DMXIS hardware ID changed, unlock code invalid

I believe the unlock code is specific to each specific computer, so you have to run the installer/code generation on the computer your running DMXIS on.
by cgrafx
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Library for lighting kit
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Re: Library for lighting kit

The underlying architecture of the way DMX works and in particular DMXIS works is there are 512 faders that control the DMX value of each of the 512 channels. For our purposes here, they operate on a strictly 1-to-1 basis. Channel 1 fader controls DMX channel 1, Channel 2 fader controls DMX channel ...
by cgrafx
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Library for lighting kit
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Re: Library for lighting kit

looking at the manual, the lights support three DMX personalities. 3 channel - which is not RGB, but rather a bunch of automated lighting modes 4 channel - which is RGB, but with an odd master fader that dims but also affects strobe and the audio mode 20 channel - which gives you RGB, Fader and stro...
by cgrafx
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Library for lighting kit
Replies: 11
Views: 1645

Re: Library for lighting kit

You'll need the DMX configuration information for the light. It should be in the user manual. Without that info you won't really be able to do much since you will just be guessing at what channels do what. Some lights have a very simple DMX channel assignment and some are very complex along with hav...
by cgrafx
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Smallest apple device for dmxis
Replies: 10
Views: 1438

Re: Smallest apple device for dmxis

I don't mean to be mean, but if you can't navigate a basic store website, you are not going to be able to operate Logic Pro or DMXIS.

I can't hand hold you beyond this point. Seriously... click on the store links at the top of the page. Make an effort.
by cgrafx
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Smallest apple device for dmxis
Replies: 10
Views: 1438

Re: Smallest apple device for dmxis

same link
by cgrafx
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Smallest apple device for dmxis
Replies: 10
Views: 1438

Re: Smallest apple device for dmxis

all macs will run logic pro as long as they are new enough to run the current version of the OS. Just like all computers, the specific model configuration (CPU model/speed, memory config, etc) will determine how complex a logic pro project you can work on before it bogs down.
by cgrafx
Sun Sep 06, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Smallest apple device for dmxis
Replies: 10
Views: 1438

Re: Smallest apple device for dmxis

Physically, the Mac mini would be the smallest model of Mac that you could run DMXIS on.
by cgrafx
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: DMXIS lighting interface with logic pro x
Replies: 8
Views: 1297

Re: DMXIS lighting interface with logic pro x

I'd start with the standalone DMXIS software, not the plugin (you can only run one or the other). Set your light to start at D001 (which you say you've already done). Load a fixture template that matches your lighting fixture (this will add labels to the individual DMX channels (for example Master D...
by cgrafx
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: DMXIS lighting interface with logic pro x
Replies: 8
Views: 1297

Re: DMXIS lighting interface with logic pro x

You can drive lighting and scene changes in DMXIS from Logic Pro, but you can't control the physical DXMIS interface directly without DMXIS software in-between.
by cgrafx
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Creating files in SB Active and transferring them to ShowBuddy
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Creating files in SB Active and transferring them to ShowBuddy

Show Buddy and Show Buddy Active are two completely different products. SBA is the advanced version of DMXIS. In fact it used to be called DMXIS platinum. I not really sure why it got renamed as show buddy Active. Either way, there really isn't anyway to do what your asking. Show Buddy is designed t...
by cgrafx
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: On/Off delay inconsistencies
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: On/Off delay inconsistencies

Best as I can tell from searching the internet, max DMX refresh rate is 44hz, but many physical devices run at around half that rate.

So your likely to see timing issues with anything faster than 25-30hz (or about 30-35ms)

Theoretical maximum is 0.02272727 seconds (23ms)
by cgrafx
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: On/Off delay inconsistencies
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: On/Off delay inconsistencies

The DMX protocol cannot respond to events that quickly. Its not designed for that kind of instantaneous feedback.

Unless my math is wrong, a 32nd note at 93 beats per minute is (60secs / 93) / 32 = approx 20ms

60 sec / 93 = .64 seconds

.64 seconds / 32 = .02 seconds (or 20ms)
by cgrafx
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Y Adapter Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 765

Re: Y Adapter Problem

because DMX signals cannot be combined that way. Only one controller can drive the lights. If you want to connect a 2nd controller you would have to have a DMX Merge box that would be connected where you have put your Y connector. do a google search with the following search terms "dmx merger 2 in 1...
by cgrafx
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Activation of DMXIS on Laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: Activation of DMXIS on Laptop

yes. It has to be activated on each computer it will run on. You can't run it on more than one computer at a time because the DMXIS box has to be connected to the computer running the software. The software will run in demo mode when the box is not attached.
by cgrafx
Tue May 26, 2020 5:21 am
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Restart CueList with midi instead of stopping
Replies: 2
Views: 1003

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: 1726

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: 1726

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: 1726

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: 17
Views: 4409

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: 1939

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: 1756

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: 5429

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: 5429

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?