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How to program song lighting sequences triggered by a button?

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romandesign
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How to program song lighting sequences triggered by a button?

Post by romandesign » November 20th, 2019, 7:40 pm

I'm in a Prog Rock band, and out drummer plays to a click. I'm designing a tight budget lighting setup with 10 wash lights and 4 moving head spots. My goal is to have the drummer press a button befor ethe song with the beat of his click, then the whole song play out: sequences for intro, verses, choruses, solos, ending. As I know the precise timing of each I don't need anythi9ng complicated or MIDI sequencer etc. Just need to trigger scenes (chases, moving heads etc.) on a loop at specific times in a song, and map trigger to a button in the que window (ideally - to a MIDI controller pad).

I started learning Freestyles but I don't see an easy option to do that. I thought I'd do sequences for chases, movements etc. then insert them to a queue for every song, triggered by a button. But I can't figure out a scheduler. It seems not to play scheduled cueues, lose time settings on save, count time from a timer that has to be manually reset ot a PC time, and to be accurate only to the second (I'd want more precision, 1/24 of a second maybe). Also sequences start together instead of following each other. I want one to play (loop until certain time), then another etc.

Is there a logical and easy way of programming songs into Freestyler? Am I missing anything? What am I doing wrong? I appreciate any help.

I ordered a cheap Lexada USB-DMX adapter to run from a laptop. I hope it works.



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Re: How to program song lighting sequences triggered by a button?

Post by Partyman » November 21st, 2019, 2:01 am

You need a program for freestyler called "Go Monkey" , a freeware written. For band cues. Might have to do a search of forum to find a link

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Re: How to program song lighting sequences triggered by a button?

Post by romandesign » November 21st, 2019, 3:24 am

Thanks

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Re: How to program song lighting sequences triggered by a button?

Post by SiGNe » November 22nd, 2019, 1:02 am

And we have the submaster sequencer now too: viewtopic.php?f=38&t=8611

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