Okay, so I’ve been using an Enttec DMXIS for years, at least when I was gigging with Ableton or at least some sort of computer.
Now that my rig has switched to DAWless with the Pyramid, to run DMXIS I still have to have a computer. Unfortunatetly the standalone app from DMXIS doesn’t play well with MIDI Clock if you’re not doing Audio, and slaving a DAW isn’t a solution.
My choices are a dedicated VST Host, or just find a new solution.
So, do you do MIDI to DMX? What do you use?
I know that lighting stuff is a whole different world, and my base understanding does it zero justice, but I’m fond of how it is built on scenes and cues and have built my sets around this. I’m not looking for direct 1:1 MIDI to DMX control, although I can emulate this with my event processors.
Some things I need:
- Smooth fading
- at least 48 channels, preferably more
- no computer, preferably (although I’m quite fond of a computer to program things, then upload and disconnect)
- Can handle pars & feature lighting (RGB Lasers!)
Something that can accept a MIDI Event and use that to trigger a lighting scene is good.
Something with Oscillators/programmable chases is excellent.
Been looking at:
- Lightjams (not confident it fits the bill)
- MIDI2DMX (not sure it has the features & support I need)
- Decabox (this looks promising)
Note: in the old days, I had an NSI (?) dimmer that accepted MIDI input. Dayum that was janky, but it was the only option back then. So: something designed well and supported is preferred because I’ve already been the ‘just to get by’ route.