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Dmxis and ableton

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:51 am
by whity63
I've been using Dmxis and showbuddy controlled by a yamaha multipad for many years and they are really great. Recently we began to use some backing tracks with a click track so I was forced to replace showbuddy with ableton because at the moment it can play only a stereo track. Not all the songs we play have a backing tracks so some songs need to have lights triggered manually and this worked fine in the old set up with Dmxis and showbuddy. The question is, is there a way to take control of the lights presets inside ableton?
At the moment Dmxis is instanced in the master track and there are two midi tracks, one for the banks and one for the presets. Thanks

Re: Dmxis and ableton

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:59 am
by Dave Brown [admin]
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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Re: Dmxis and ableton

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:12 am
by whity63
Hi Dave,
absolutely yes! Generally speaking I would prefer to use ShowBuddy because it's simpler and lighter than Ableton.
So I assume that I can route the backing tracks and click track to different outputs? (I have a Motu ultralite mk4)
Does ShowBuddy setlist also resolve the problem of the audio coming from an external audio source?
Thanks a lot!

Re: Dmxis and ableton

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:02 pm
by Dave Brown [admin]
whity63 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:12 am
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 are routed into DMXIS/SBA for sound-to-light effects, if that's what you mean?

Re: Dmxis and ableton

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:16 pm
by whity63
Dave Brown [admin] wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:02 pm
whity63 wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:12 am
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 are routed into DMXIS/SBA for sound-to-light effects, if that's what you mean?
Not sure. I mean that if, for example, I want lights to react to my guitar player's intro, you can't do with showbuddy because the sound tracker reacts to the audio internal input.

Re: Dmxis and ableton

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:00 pm
by Dave Brown [admin]
In 1.7, the sound tracker reacts to both the backing track AND the external audio input.

Re: Dmxis and ableton

Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:36 am
by whity63
Fantastic! I think those two important updates solve the problems I had with ShowBuddy.
I'm looking forward for the update.
Dave Brown [admin] wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:00 pm
In 1.7, the sound tracker reacts to both the backing track AND the external audio input.