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Why only 24 Midi to DMX channels?

Post by doronkysadjonky » November 1st, 2016, 5:39 pm

Hello! Love the program, but wondering why theres only 24 MIDI to DMX channels. I'm trying to send separate midi data to control 6 moving heads - I want each light to be different - controlled from Ableton - but cant do it. Future idea to let people map as much midi as people want?
Or maybe a learn midi function in each fixtures fader space?
Again, love the program but unfortunately not useable for me if I cant control more than 24 channels via midi. Thanks so much for your hard work!



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Re: Why only 24 Midi to DMX channels?

Post by Jan_K » November 2nd, 2016, 6:44 am

I don't know how you operate your light but I am operating 16 x wash and 16 x spot, in total 32 moving heads via midi but I don't use the 24 midi to DMX channels.

I uses 3 x BCF2000 as midi controller as they have motor faders.

The direct midi to dmx channels control is a bit like a work around where you want to operate a channel direct.

Normally I select a fixture with touch screen and then use the pan, tilt, color, ....... midi part.


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Re: Why only 24 Midi to DMX channels?

Post by Partyman » November 11th, 2016, 12:54 am

yes, but if you want instant control of a dimmer channel that will be active no matter what else you have going on and without selecting a fixture or a group then you have to use Midi to DMX. For live stage performances this is a must.

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Re: Why only 24 Midi to DMX channels?

Post by Curly » January 7th, 2017, 10:10 am

Yes, I wish Rapheal can add more than 24 midi to DMX channels in the future. At least 127 Midi to DMX channels will be awesome. I recorded midi notes in my midi files to control 8x RGBW Par cans (split into 2 groups) and 2x Moving heads. On play back, the lightings runs in sync with the music. Even when the tempo needs to be to be changed faster or slower, the lights just follow the midi perfectly. You cannot do that with the cue.

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Re: Why only 24 Midi to DMX channels?

Post by j_dunavin » June 22nd, 2017, 8:50 pm

Only 24 channels, but you could add the shift function right?
May help....

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Re: Why only 24 Midi to DMX channels?

Post by ap@pgh » April 13th, 2019, 12:24 am

Is there no change to this? I too am using the DMX channels controlled my MIDI in Cubase. Is there any way we can request changes? Or even better, would I be able to modify and compile my own version?

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