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by mwd
Fri Jul 22, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Old Version Crashing with 1005 error
Replies: 0
Views: 229

Old Version Crashing with 1005 error

I’m into panic mode at the moment. I am on Showbuddy 1.5.1 since it came out. I tried a later upgrade but rolled back due to functionality in early 2017. I have not had a moment of problem. Today I went to studio to program some lights and came home for lunch and went back after lunch to get in a fe...
by mwd
Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: 2 Request for next version
Replies: 3
Views: 3723

Re: 2 Request for next version

I am thinking my purpose for looping is different. I use the start/stop points, mainly the stop points, to fine tune trim the ending of the song. Sometimes you wind up with too much time at the end. I would like to see a 'loop' feature strictly for 'practicing' the show or light programming. We need...
by mwd
Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: 2 Request for next version
Replies: 3
Views: 3723

2 Request for next version

In the show library the timeline shrinks or expands kind of at random. I would like to be able to contract it to see the whole show seeing what future songs are arriving and have it stay put as previous version did. With window panes not jumping around to different sizes and timeline not jumping to ...
by mwd
Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Tempo Fast
Replies: 1
Views: 2255

Re: Tempo Fast

I would check to see if your sample rate in the preference settings match the sample rate of the song.
by mwd
Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Copy & Paste Tip - Cue Shifting
Replies: 5
Views: 4559

Re: Copy & Paste Tip - Cue Shifting

The trick is 2 cues. Put one cue on some beat. I do a 4 click count usually and put a cue on the 4th beat for a visual check. But the trick is to put a cue, maybe call it 'Ready' and drag it all the way to the left. Then when you highlight and select all the cues and paste them into new track they a...
by mwd
Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Would pay extra for these features.
Replies: 9
Views: 6998

Re: Would pay extra for these features.

Much appreciated Dave!
by mwd
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Anyone using a USB to Midi cable?
Replies: 3
Views: 3661

Re: Anyone using a USB to Midi cable?

I use a MIO which is a USB to MIDI interface. http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/mio I bought an X32 Rack Mixer which has an audio card and MIDI functionality but the MIDI out is just goofy. So I run audio thru the X32 and got the MIO to do just MIDI via the USB on my MacBook. I wound up buying ...
by mwd
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Would pay extra for these features.
Replies: 9
Views: 6998

Re: Would pay extra for these features.

Current work around is not terrible. I got 2 of the MIO USB MIDI interfaces from Sweetwater at 35.00 each.

So X32 for audio, MIO for MIDI at studio for live rehearsal.
Saffire 40 for audio, MIO for MIDI at home.

I am able to leave the MIDI chunk interface and names the same.
by mwd
Fri Oct 23, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Copy & Paste Tip - Cue Shifting
Replies: 5
Views: 4559

Re: Copy & Paste Tip - Cue Shifting

Alignment cue keeps the audio track identical when I mix the song down from Logic. The render loop isn't always the same. So sometimes a song might be 4:59 one time and 5:01 the next. The alignment cue on the 4th click makes sure I am totally aligned otherwise I re-render. The dummy cue at the very ...
by mwd
Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Copy & Paste Tip - Cue Shifting
Replies: 5
Views: 4559

Copy & Paste Tip - Cue Shifting

Have had occasion to have 2 copies of a song and want to copy the MIDI and Light cues over to new version while maintaining old version. I found that putting a 'dummy' memo that does nothing just titled 'Ready' at the very first of the song will prevent the cues from shifting to the left if you copy...
by mwd
Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Would pay extra for these features.
Replies: 9
Views: 6998

Would pay extra for these features.

1. Looper. Just like a que but set a start and stop point. Invaluable for practicing leads, where preset cues come in, fine tuning light segments. 2. Color coding. Ability to color code cues with a few basic colors. Real world example: My needs for fog intensity are different indoors and out. I can ...
by mwd
Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: I would find these features helpful.
Replies: 0
Views: 1790

I would find these features helpful.

1. Making the volume control editable in the manner you could type in the level you want. In 2 decimal format like -1.3 or 2.7 so there could be more precise leveling of the backing track. Maybe a double click on the volume returns it to 0.0. 2. In the MIDI chunk editor have a Command or Control fea...
by mwd
Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Lights IN BETWEEN songs ?
Replies: 13
Views: 8863

Re: Lights IN BETWEEN songs ?

I created some silent audio templates of various lengths. 5,10,15, 30, 60 seconds. You can copy and rename them and insert them where needed for custom parts. They also work great for MIDI pre-cue. Sometimes I will do some ambient guitar synth noodling before the song actually starts. The custom bla...
by mwd
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Footswitch Fail ~ SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 6911

Re: Footswitch Fail ~ SOLVED

ShowBuddy has the option. 1 click or 2 click stop. As well as how long the delay time is to come to a stop.
by mwd
Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Footswitch Fail ~ SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 6911

Re: Footswitch Fail ~ SOLVED

I use a wired (1/4" TS) Boss FS-5U. Built like a tank. I tucked the cord into braided sleeve with my mic cable so it's a clean run to where I stand.
by mwd
Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Footswitch Fail ~ SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 6911

Re: Footswitch Fail ~ SOLVED

I have just been putting my show back together and just hooked the switch back up for the first time night before last. When I got home neither unit would even recognize my blue DMXIS box. Once I had failure to recognize the blue box, with foot switch not working on either my iMac or Macbook, I knew...
by mwd
Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Footswitch Fail ~ SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 6911

Re: Footswitch Fail

Footswitch doesn't work on iMac either. Further when I fire up Showbuddy it says 'Connected' for a split second then it says Offline - Connect your DMXIS box in spite of the 2 green lights being lit up. Unplug USB, direct to motherboard USB, different USB cable, unplug footswitch .... don't bring an...
by mwd
Wed Mar 04, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Footswitch Fail ~ SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 6911

Re: Footswitch Fail

MacBook Pro 8,3 Early 2011 Core i7 16GB RAM FTIW it’s the same model as the one I replaced except it was on 10.6 and had less memory. I brought switch/cable home last night and am going to try it on my iMac tonight and try to narrow down. At this point all I can comfortably eliminate as the culprit ...
by mwd
Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Footswitch Fail ~ SOLVED
Replies: 9
Views: 6911

Footswitch Fail ~ SOLVED

Transferred Showbuddy from old Macbook to newer one. Went from OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to 10.10 Yosemite. Footswitch no longer works. Light triggers but it won't start. Any ideas where to start troubleshooting? Physical footswitch settings did not change.
by mwd
Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Yosemite and FTDI Serial Driver
Replies: 4
Views: 4203

Re: Yosemite and FTDI Serial Driver

They involve primarily Logic 9 and even internal core audio when watching youtubes when I am using either my X32 or Fractal interface. (both USB). It's been a hard trackdown since there were so many changes at once. Yosemite totally jacked my Logic 9 performance forcing me to upgrade to Logic X.
by mwd
Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Yosemite and FTDI Serial Driver
Replies: 4
Views: 4203

Re: Yosemite and FTDI Serial Driver

Yes that is the fix I'm talking about. I am having crackling issues that I have pretty well traced back to USB. I upgraded to Yosemite, installed this fix, changed drives, upgraded memory all around the same time. Trying to narrow down the culprit and wondered i if this fix had to be reversed for so...
by mwd
Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Yosemite and FTDI Serial Driver
Replies: 4
Views: 4203

Yosemite and FTDI Serial Driver

I had run the USB fix after converting to Yosemite. For a period of time I have had multiple USB interfaces popping and crackling after using a while. It happens on Showbuddy, Logic, even watching a Youtube video if I have audio running thru a USB audio interface. After 5 years of super stable opera...
by mwd
Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Selling my DMX USB Pro 2 & Capture Solo visualization setup
Replies: 0
Views: 1880

Selling my DMX USB Pro 2 & Capture Solo visualization setup

For those that are interested in visualization software I am selling my setup right now on eBay. Band is changing and the lights went one direction and software components went the other. It is 100% awesome and much easier than I thought to use. Capture Sweden team are great and will design any ligh...
by mwd
Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Presets, search and remove unused
Replies: 5
Views: 4717

Re: Presets, search and remove unused

I would love such a feature also.
by mwd
Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Would love to see these features. Loop and cut/copy/paste.
Replies: 0
Views: 1776

Would love to see these features. Loop and cut/copy/paste.

Feature request: Loop Feature: Can't count the times I wanted to rehearse just the lead part of a song and to be able throw down a couple of markers and loop a section would be awesome. Would be beneficial on the light programming aspect as well. Paste Event: When adding a memo to create a MIDI even...
by mwd
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: possible to run Show buddy 1.4.2 to snow léopard
Replies: 1
Views: 2300

Re: possible to run Show buddy 1.4.2 to snow léopard

I am running the latest versions of Show Buddy and DMXIS on 10.6 Snow Leopard.
by mwd
Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: 1.4.2 Bug *** Possible Solution ***
Replies: 10
Views: 7431

Re: 1.4.2 Bug - Update - Possible Solution

I may have had a break thru on this bug. I have always worked with a single Default Show. With a new venue coming up we finally had the occasion to create a 2nd, more condensed, show. I created this second show. I renamed Default Show to Standard Show. We then had some MIDI edits to bounce back and ...
by mwd
Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: 1.4.2 Bug *** Possible Solution ***
Replies: 10
Views: 7431

Re: 1.4.2 Bug

Would really appreciate those efforts Dave.
by mwd
Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: 1.4.2 Bug *** Possible Solution ***
Replies: 10
Views: 7431

Re: 1.4.2 Bug

Snow Leopard is a huge deal for us at this time. We lose some expensive plug-ins by updating as well as some nice functionality in the way Expose' and Spaces work so we stuck ourselves on 10.6. I really didn't get the chance to test 1.4.1 due to it instantly telling me there was an update so I did. ...
by mwd
Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Setlist
Topic: Two outputs at once?
Replies: 2
Views: 2758

Re: Two outputs at once?

Thanks Dave. That's why I was asking. I swore I saw it somewhere. Box is at the studio and I'm not.