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by Dave Brown [admin]
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Demo Version
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Demo Version

The Show Buddy Active demo does not transmit DMX or Art-Net data, and watermarks the video output. Otherwise, it is functionally identical to the full product.
by Dave Brown [admin]
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: If I have 2 DMXIS Dongles ........
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: If I have 2 DMXIS Dongles ........

When you switch DMXIS boxes, the software asks you to enter the unlock code for that box. If you write your unlock codes onto the boxes, you're always good to go.
by Dave Brown [admin]
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Error Message on Installation
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Error Message on Installation

What make & model of PC do you have?

Have you checked the manufacturer's website for any driver updates?
by Dave Brown [admin]
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Performance issues advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Performance issues advice please

Feel free to send me one of the problematic videos, and I'll check to see if the video format is right for SBA.
by Dave Brown [admin]
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Performance issues advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Performance issues advice please

I developed SBA and Show Buddy on a lesser spec of MacBook, so it's definitely not your computer. FYI, in my testing, I routinely run SBA video at 800x600 with 25Hz refresh rate (configured from the SBA Preferences window) without any issue (whilst driving 2 universes of DMX fixtures and LED strips,...
by Dave Brown [admin]
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Multoplevmidi controllers
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Multoplevmidi controllers

You probably need to configure the second controller to transmit on a different MIDI channel. You may be able to do this with the Novation template editor?
by Dave Brown [admin]
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Ok to upgrade my iOS system to Mojave?
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Ok to upgrade my iOS system to Mojave?

Perfectly safe, so long as you install the latest DMXIS 1.6.3 software.
by Dave Brown [admin]
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Individual light control
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Individual light control

Are you using 8 separate DMX lights, or an 8 way dimmer pack?

If separate lights, perhaps you haven't configured each light with its own unique DMX start address?
by Dave Brown [admin]
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Erratic Cues in Logic
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Erratic Cues in Logic

I am preprogramming a light show in Logic Pro X. I can't trigger the right Bank. I have the channel on 15 and the note on C2, but it won't recognize the right song in the Bank, but rather the last song. In Logic, 'C2' is note number 48, which will trigger DMXIS bank 48. You need to scroll down in t...
by Dave Brown [admin]
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: DMX output with no live parameters
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: DMX output with no live parameters

The fixture profile can contain a default value for each channel. This default value is transmitted to DMX output, even when no cues or cuelists are running. In this case, I would guess that Pan & Tilt defaults are 50%.
by Dave Brown [admin]
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: 2.0.12 availability?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: 2.0.12 availability?

First comes Show Buddy 1.7, then SBA 2.0.12 will follow :)
by Dave Brown [admin]
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Change default midi channels for Banks and Presets
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Change default midi channels for Banks and Presets

You can't change the channels within DMXIS. But you can use a MIDI utility like MidiPipe (Mac) or MIDI-OX (PC) to modify the MIDI channels before passing the data onto DMXIS.
by Dave Brown [admin]
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Where are files saved?
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Where are files saved?

I meant, back up the entire "/Library/Application Support/ENTTEC/DMXIS" folder.
by Dave Brown [admin]
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Where are files saved?
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Where are files saved?

Everything you need is stored in /Library/Application Support/ENTTEC/DMXIS /Library/Application Support/ENTTEC/DMXIS/DmxLibrary = the fixture library /Library/Application Support/ENTTEC/DMXIS/Macros = the macro library /Library/Application Support/ENTTEC/DMXIS/Presets = the default show (banks & pre...
by Dave Brown [admin]
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Dmxis and ableton
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Dmxis and ableton

In 1.7, the sound tracker reacts to both the backing track AND the external audio input.
by Dave Brown [admin]
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Dmxis and ableton
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Dmxis and ableton

So I assume that I can route the backing tracks and click track to different outputs? (I have a Motu ultralite mk4) Yes. Does ShowBuddy setlist also resolve the problem of the audio coming from an external audio source? Both the backing track audio and the currently selected external audio input ar...
by Dave Brown [admin]
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Dmxis and ableton
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Dmxis and ableton

if you can wait a week, I'm putting the finishing touches to Show Buddy 1.7 - a free update which adds a second independent stereo output for click tracks.

(Show Buddy Setlist is the new name for Show Buddy)
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by Dave Brown [admin]
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Fixtures not in alphabetical order
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: Fixtures not in alphabetical order

This is a known bug with DMXIS on macOS. It's fixed in the DMXIS 1.6.8, which you can grab here:
by Dave Brown [admin]
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Manual Unlock URL not working
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Manual Unlock URL not working

Sorry about that. Please email support@db-audioware.com if you need an unlock code for a machine without internet access.
by Dave Brown [admin]
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Play-Thru Glitch
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: Play-Thru Glitch

You can also move your audio onto a fast USB flash drive, for more reliable audio streaming. From Preferences, just edit "Media files location"...

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by Dave Brown [admin]
Fri May 31, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Show Buddy general chat
Topic: Trigger light on/off from audio noise/silence
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Trigger light on/off from audio noise/silence

First, route the audio into DMXIS (using the Audio/MIDI preferences in the DMXIS standalone, or by routing audio within your DAW to the DMXIS plugin). Then select the DMXIS faders you want to be triggered by audio, and turn up the Sound Tracker Level knob. Play about with the remaining Sound Tracker...
by Dave Brown [admin]
Tue May 28, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Double Click selecting across different light fixtures
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Double Click selecting across different light fixtures

Show Buddy Active can accommodate setups with hundreds of fixtures and thousands of RGB pixels. The two-step scheme (select fixtures in visualiser, double-click to select faders on those fixtures) is a simple way to allow direct channel manipulation of larger rigs.
by Dave Brown [admin]
Tue May 28, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Show Control - slow loading and 'not responding'
Replies: 9
Views: 888

Re: Show Control - slow loading and 'not responding'

You have to first delete the button contents, then change the number of tabs in the Preferences window.

For speed you can shift-click the buttons in config mode and delete them in one action.

Note that you cannot delete specific tabs, you can only change the total number of tabs.
by Dave Brown [admin]
Tue May 28, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Show Control - slow loading and 'not responding'
Replies: 9
Views: 888

Re: Show Control - slow loading and 'not responding'

Andy Middleton wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:02 pm
...Every light show / gig I have programmed for are still kept on tabs in show control
I imagine that's the problem. Every tab is pre-loaded into memory simultaneously. It's generally better to use a separate .dsf file for each gig.
by Dave Brown [admin]
Tue May 28, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Show Control - slow loading and 'not responding'
Replies: 9
Views: 888

Re: Show Control - slow loading and 'not responding'

When the Show Control window is opened, all the cues & cuelists are preloaded into memory. While this can take a bit of time for complex shows, it means that at showtime you get snappy, reliable response times when switching cues. Keeping your dsf project files on fast solid state storage can improv...
by Dave Brown [admin]
Mon May 20, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Reverse The direction of a chase
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: Reverse The direction of a chase

Just select the channels, then set the Chase knob to the upper half of its range.

For example, if you have 8 channels selected:
  • The Chase range is 0.0-8.0.
  • 0.0-4.0 runs chases in one direction.
  • 4.0-8.0 runs chases in the opposite direction.
by Dave Brown [admin]
Mon May 13, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Direct Links for D-Pro 1.8.1 download?
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Direct Links for D-Pro 1.8.1 download?

Thanks for the heads-up on this. We upgraded our servers last week, and there's obviously a broken link somewhere.

In the meantime, please email me at support@db-audioware.com (including a note of your D-Pro serial number) and I'll send a download link.
by Dave Brown [admin]
Sat May 11, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Show Buddy Active Freezing
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Re: Show Buddy Active Freezing

Stress tests here with the same setup don't reveal any lockups. Since you're seeing them regularly, there's a good chance it is related to your fixture setup or show design. If you zip up this folder and send it to me, I'll run some stress tests with your actual data... /Library/Application Support/...
by Dave Brown [admin]
Sat May 11, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Show Buddy Active
Topic: Show Buddy Active Freezing
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Re: Show Buddy Active Freezing

Do your presets contain video clips?