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  1. Worked out the cue editing problem. My cues don't have any intensity information (this is delberate), they do have colour parameter information so it makes no sense to edit the cue fade, it does make sense to edit the colour fade. When I selected the colour fade time I could edit it, no problem. Now my colours fade in but they mix with the colours already there rather than replacing them. Suggestions welcome but I'm going to look at what I tagged when I recorded the cue and also whether it is doing HTP or LTP. I'll keep you posted on that. I had another, vaguely related, problem with colours in my gig this evening - I have a number of playbacks set up for colour mixing. After taking the Red playback to zero I found the actual level remained high. I had a similar problem with blue a bit later. Viewing the cue on screen with "source" selected showed it was the relevant colour playback even though the fader was at zero. Manually releasing the playback solved the issue (but did cause a sudden colour change on stage). Not sure what I did that led up to it and once I'd released the playback it all worked normally and didn't happen again. So, lots for me to work out before my next gig. 🙂
  2. Thanks Edward My main purpose for using midi notes is to change colours on my LED fixtures when busking. Ideally each change would cross fade with whatever is there already and, when released, cross fade back to the (unreleased) original state. It is these two aspects that I am experimenting with at the moment. I have something similar going on with UDK's for moving head positions although they do seem to snap off rather than fade (which is good enough for positions for the time being - I can look at that again later). I'm fairly new to FLX and Zero OS so I'm probably doing it all wrong but... Note velocity seems to make no difference at all. It's not what I really want anyway, just saying. Playback fade times don't seem to make any difference either. Cue fade times might be the answer but I can't seem to edit times on existing cues making experimentation rather a drag.
  3. Thought I had already uploaded this but coming back to the forum I saw no trace of my reply so trying again. Attached notes describe what I am trying to achieve myself, how far I've got and how I've done it. If it works for you then perhaps we could collaborate on the rest. Of course it would be if the Zero 88 people take an interest, perhaps to correct what I've put or to fill in the gaps maybe even to help with the rest of it. Midi Notes ZeroOS 7.9.5 on FLX.pdf
  4. Hi I'm trying to get Midi Notes working and I've got as far as being able to trigger the play backs I want. I'll get my desk out, check how I get that working and get back to you. Give me an hour or two.
  5. Little thing I noticed on the DMX display on my FLX I'm probably the only person on the planet who has fixtures patched on U2 but not on U1. After upgrading to 7.9.5 and loading my saved show file I went off to play with remote switches and Midi notes. As I was working from home, with no physical rig to see if things were working, I switched to the DMX output screen. Imagine my dissapointment to find that not only was it displaying U1, there was no button to switch to U2. (I did read the release notes, I was expecting to see U2 and only U2.) You'll be pleased to hear that, by patching a single dimmer channel on U1, the U2 button appeared and I could see my outputs so anyone else affected should be able to use thatvwork-round.
  6. Aha!! Macros in cues - that's the thing I'd seen in the manual but forgot, of course they can!! Thanks for the reminder. Can't wait for my desk to arrive now.
  7. Thanks Edward. I'll give this some thought while I wait for my FLX to be delivered. The Congo Jnr I have to endure on a regular basis has 40 PB faders and I try to avoid paging but I can select movers & trigger palettes on the screen with a mouse which is a bit clunky and doesn't provide a fade time. I'm guessing the FLX won't let me execute more than one cue from the master PB at the same time (why would it after all) but with Load and Go commands I should get part way to what I want. There's also master fade time and selecting groups/palettes from the screen to explore. I'm confident I'll find a way to busk that will suit me - especially with the promised midi notes in the next OS version. Never been dissapointed by Zero 88 yet 😊. The wing is a possibility but the additional expense is probably too much. Just a thought... If you could trigger macros with Midi you'd get more flexibility. I'm sure you've thought of that yourselves but maybe one day???
  8. You never forget your first love and, discounting flirting with resistance dimmers and a later dalliance with Strand Mini 2's, that would make mine a Sirius (then, later, a Bullfrog until my main venue replaced it). With that in mind I'm pleased to say that I have just ordered my very own FLX. Now, until/unless a button wing becomes available, I'm hoping to use a Midi controller instead but, despite searching the website, support FAQS and everything Google has returned elsewhere, I can't find any detailed information about what you can trigger with Midi show control and what Midi commands you'd use to do it. I get that a controller with Midi DIN output or a good quality USB to Midi link is needed but the little other information I've found is sparse and contradictory. I know there are UDK's and I have plans for them as well as for the remote input socket and I will be using a touch screen and probably a tablet as well but there's no substitute in my mind for physical controls when you want a colour change or a can-can in a hurry. (Mostly I light bands and have to busk.) Is there anything out there already? Could something be put together and published? (I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one looking for it.). Ideally a full description so I can see the possibilities rather than suggestions for the specific examples above.
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