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Control via Midi

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Hi,

I have a question about Midi Control of the Leapfrog/Solution again.
With your help and a Software Update on my Desk I was able to Control the Cues of our show in the winter. Now I tried to do a bit more with Midi and experienced some problems.

I send commands to the desk using Midi Show Control and had success to trigger Cues in Cue stack 0. Now I try to trigger Cues in other Cue Stacks but had no success. It always triggers the cue number I used in Cue Stack 0.

The software I use to send the Midi messages Has several Options when I use Midi Show Control:
Device ID: set to the Value set in zeros options
Command Format: I used Lightning general (01 Hex)
Command: Go (01 Hex)
Q Number: The Cue I want to trigger
Q List: I put in the number of the Cue List I want to use. Seems to have no effect it always triggered a Cue in Cue List 0
Q Path: I left empty but also tried to put in the number of the Cue List with no success

How do I have to set the Options to trigger a Cue of another Cue List than Cue List 0

 

I also tried to set the Dimmer level of a single Fixture without success.
Command: Set (06 Hex)
Control Number: The number of the fixture I want to control
Control Value: Value I want to set the fixtures dimmer to

The Set command seemed to have no effect to the desk. Is it possible to control a single fixture on the LeapFrog with Midi at all? Is the Set command the right one for this purpose?
I did not find any reference on supported Midi Commands for zeros. Does such a list exist?

 

Regards Veit

 

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Hi Veit,

Solution consoles except MIDI Show Control, MIDI Timecode, and MIDI Notes messages.

MIDI Show Control (MSC) will only trigger the Master Playback- the cue list number is not used by ZerOS, only the cue number. MIDI Timecode can be used to trigger any cue on any playback, by typing a Timecode stamp in for a cue in its settings. MIDI Notes can be used to control a single fixture. You can configure this in SETUP -> Inputs & Outputs -> MIDI Notes -> Channels.

Hope that helps,

Edward

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Hi Edward,

thanks for your quick reply!


Good to know MSC only works for the Master Playback. Maybe it would be an interesting feature to support the cue list number parameter. At least for us it would be.
But for nor MIDI Timecode solved my problem completely. I did work with MIDI Timecode yet so I did not thought about it when I tried to solve my problem. But could be an interesting approach for more of our productions. Thanks or the impulse.
Midi Notes seem not to work in combination with our Show Control Software. I can set a Value for Velocity and Note  #  in the Software when using MIDI Notes. It seems to work fine for Note Off but Note On did not always trigger anything and often not the expected Fixture. I'm not sure where the Problem was in this setup. But as mentioned, MIDI Timecode solved our problem in a better way anyway.

 

Veit

 

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