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by ChrisDuncan
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: DMX visualizer software
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Re: DMX visualizer software

Hey, Ziggy.

Thanks for the info. I'll give them a look.
by ChrisDuncan
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: DMX visualizer software
Replies: 2
Views: 658

DMX visualizer software

Hey, guys. I've been looking for visualizer software, not for design (DPro does that) but purely for playback. What I'm really trying to accomplish is rendering to video for design and communication purposes. Thus far most of what I've found is a) design software that also visualizes or b) insanely ...
by ChrisDuncan
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Using D Pro in a DAW similar to DMXis
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Re: Using D Pro in a DAW similar to DMXis

Hi, Chris. While I'm unfamiliar with Ableton, I've been working on a project controlling DPro from Cubase and it works quite nicely. First, you'll need a midi loopback controller. There are several free ones out there. This lets you set up virtual midi ports so that Ableton / DAWs can output midi to...
by ChrisDuncan
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS Wish List
Replies: 14
Views: 1738

Re: DMXIS Wish List

On behalf of singers everywhere, all i can say is, "oops." :)

That sounds like a great rig for flexibility. I'm a big fan of Midi for that very reason. Works great in software, compatible with just about every piece of hardware out there.
by ChrisDuncan
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS Wish List
Replies: 14
Views: 1738

Re: DMXIS Wish List

After I got my fixtures and groups set up, I then started building a library of cues, e.g. turn the movers yellow and change to the star gobo, etc. I'm flying from memory here, but I believe I was able to set up the cues and then separately assign them to appropriate groups. For instance, at one poi...
by ChrisDuncan
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS Wish List
Replies: 14
Views: 1738

Re: DMXIS Wish List

D-Pro plays nice with your existing Entec / Dmxis interface, so no new hardware required. My lighting rig is currently down so I'm working from memory, but fixture groups and the degree and ease of programmability are night and day. My lighting rig has 16 color changers, 14 moving heads, a couple of...
by ChrisDuncan
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXIS Wish List
Replies: 14
Views: 1738

Re: DMXIS Wish List

I second the D-Pro recommendation. It's only a couple hundred bucks but very feature rich and flexible. I started out with Dmxis and found myself confronted by similar limitations. For many people with straightforward needs, Dmxis is a great solution. In my case I needed more and D-Pro turned out to...
by ChrisDuncan
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Python macros for DMXIS and DMXIS Platinum
Topic: Pdf version of Phython Programming Guide
Replies: 5
Views: 2295

Re: Pdf version of Phython Programming Guide

RichG wrote:Update: Page Not Found. :?
Hey, Rich.

Thanks for catching that. I'd redesigned my website and forgot to include the docs. I've changed the url to a direct link to the pdf files, and have included the versions for both DMXIS and D Pro.

Hope this helps!

Chris
by ChrisDuncan
Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Interesting Issue working on
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: Interesting Issue working on

You know, after reading his description again, I realize I'd missed the HDMI converter part. If the projector is kicking over to the splash screen, that means it's not getting the HDMI signal. Since there's a chain of things between the video output of the Resolume computer and the projector, that's...
by ChrisDuncan
Fri Oct 23, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Lighting and audio gear for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 501

Lighting and audio gear for sale

Hey, guys. I have a bunch of stuff I need to sell that I don't use anymore, and Dave said it was okay to mention it here. For brevity, I'll just list the items and if you're interested I'll get you full details, pictures, pricing, etc. All lighting was part of my test bench when I was designing soft...
by ChrisDuncan
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Interesting Issue working on
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: Interesting Issue working on

Your setup is the same as mine other than the fact that my Resolume box is a PC rather than Mac. In my setup, I'm running Cubase and triggering Dmxis and / or DPro via a midi track. A second midi track is used to control what displays on Resolume. Of course, in order for that to work, I have to have...
by ChrisDuncan
Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Would it be okay to post some fixtures for sale here?
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Would it be okay to post some fixtures for sale here?

Thanks, Dave. You've always been a good guy to work with so I didn't want to be inconsiderate.
by ChrisDuncan
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Would it be okay to post some fixtures for sale here?
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Would it be okay to post some fixtures for sale here?

Dave,

This weekend I'm going to be putting a bunch of fixtures up on eBay and I thought I might link to it here in case any US people were interested.

That said, I haven't seen anyone else mention gear for sale, so I thought I should ask first to make sure it's okay.
by ChrisDuncan
Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: D-Pro Scenes in DMXIS
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Re: D-Pro Scenes in DMXIS

Hi, Justin. I'm working on a band project where everything is automated via Cubase. I, too, started out with Dmxis because it would run as a vst plugin, which is very cool. I have 13 movers and 16 pars, and all are the same make and model. I'm doing a lot of very synchronized stuff and it very quick...
by ChrisDuncan
Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Sync'ing the light show to the band
Replies: 7
Views: 1305

Re: Sync'ing the light show to the band

I don't know if there's a tap to sync feature in the software. I've found that whether it's fixtures, software, audio gear, etc. I've had to design things with the art of the possible in mind. For instance, I had an idea in my head but then found that my movers simply weren't fast enough to execute ...
by ChrisDuncan
Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Sync'ing the light show to the band
Replies: 7
Views: 1305

Re: Sync'ing the light show to the band

Since you have to manage all of that while playing, I'd keep it as simple as possible. Create your presets with the granularity you need, probably "looks" for intro / verse / chorus / bridge / out, etc. and then call them up with your foot pedal. I'm going the opposite route of working to a click tr...
by ChrisDuncan
Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Got any YouTube videos of your shows?
Replies: 92
Views: 7992

Re: Got any YouTube videos of your shows?

Yeah, I decided that the bang for the buck effort-wise wasn't there for me, so I stuck with pars and movers as my base. Looks cool, though!
by ChrisDuncan
Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Got any YouTube videos of your shows?
Replies: 92
Views: 7992

Re: Got any YouTube videos of your shows?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO0HFUhgyHQ This thread needed a bump, here's one for ya. It's just the lights setup in our rehearsal space but you get the idea. We just added the lasers to the mix! I like how you're using the lasers as vertical shafts around the drummer. I bought a couple of laser...
by ChrisDuncan
Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Got any YouTube videos of your shows?
Replies: 92
Views: 7992

Re: Got any YouTube videos of your shows?

https://youtu.be/uBNulP7LIpI this first video was with my own lighting rig consisting of 8 washes, 6 in front of us, and 2 on each side of the kick drum. https://youtu.be/Q2_90Y2AKyI The second video is what I programmed using the house lights. Let me know what you all think. \m/ Cool stuff, man. W...
by ChrisDuncan
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: Line lemur & d-pro
Replies: 2
Views: 665

Re: Line lemur & d-pro

I recall seeing the word lemur a few times on the forums, so I typed it into the search box and found a few threads. You might be able to collaborate with them. Here's a link to the search for convenience. http://forums.dmxis.com/search.php?keywords=lemur&fid%5B0%5D=11 Here's a similar search for th...
by ChrisDuncan
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: How to programm Pan/Tilt moves
Replies: 5
Views: 953

Re: How to programm Pan/Tilt moves

I tried the parameters you described above. But it does not change my main problem. (After stopping the cuelist pan/tilt are at 0) You're not going to be able to avoid this problem if you're using the Cue List. This is an issue I reported while 1.5 was still in beta, but it wasn't fixed for this re...
by ChrisDuncan
Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Python macros for D-Pro
Topic: Pan / Tilt Oscillator
Replies: 5
Views: 2528

Re: Pan / Tilt Oscillator

You know, it occurs to me that I never actually tried to make a circle. Now where did I put that old trig textbook... Of course, I've heard that the secret to flying is to throw yourself at the ground and miss. If you're in a square room, perhaps there's a sequential analogy to that approach, though...
by ChrisDuncan
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: PC and MAC?
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: PC and MAC?

I started with Dmxis, which is pretty cool in and of itself. However, if you really want the horsepower, Dpro is the way to go. You're gonna love it.
by ChrisDuncan
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: D-PRO
Topic: PC and MAC?
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: PC and MAC?

This is one of the benefits when dealing with a real, live human being rather than a nameless, faceless corporation. You have someone who can actually consider an issue on its merits and offer a realistic reply. No guarantee you'll always get the answer you want, but at least you know it's getting a...
by ChrisDuncan
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Python macros for D-Pro
Topic: Pan / Tilt Oscillator
Replies: 5
Views: 2528

Re: Pan / Tilt Oscillator

Have fun!
by ChrisDuncan
Fri May 29, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXis Nightmarish for a tech migration
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: DMXis Nightmarish for a tech migration

I was playing in a rock band back in the 90s and I had a noise gate inline with my guitar amp. During a rehearsal, I didn't have it set quite right so it kept cutting in and out, offering large doses of overdrive hiss at random moments. My bass player looked over at the stack and said, "What the hel...
by ChrisDuncan
Fri May 29, 2015 2:46 am
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: DMXis Nightmarish for a tech migration
Replies: 10
Views: 962

Re: DMXis Nightmarish for a tech migration

Yeah, there are times when geek stuff is good and other times I prefer to reach for something physical. I've learned to mix with a mouse, but a fader is more organic, just as there's something natural about just reaching over to the knob on a Marshall versus tweaking some digital value in a software...
by ChrisDuncan
Wed May 27, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Does This Work with other USB interfaces?
Replies: 13
Views: 1556

Re: Does This Work with other USB interfaces?

Here's a thread I started for others to share their videos, though:

http://forums.dmxis.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=980
by ChrisDuncan
Wed May 27, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Does This Work with other USB interfaces?
Replies: 13
Views: 1556

Re: Does This Work with other USB interfaces?

You're in good company. A lot of guys are doing singles like this, and Steve has a very cool show going. I've been working for a year and a half on preproduction for a three piece classic rock show with a three man crew. Most of that time has been spent researching, buying, testing and configuring g...
by ChrisDuncan
Wed May 27, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: DMXIS
Topic: Does This Work with other USB interfaces?
Replies: 13
Views: 1556

Re: Does This Work with other USB interfaces?

I don't use Show Buddy, so I'm not well versed in the program. I could be wrong, but I don't think it's designed to program / send midi, like for the Pod. Pro Tools covers all your bases, midi, lighting (via midi) and audio for backing tracks / click tracks, so if it were me I'd run PT and Dmxis as ...