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external_control:command_descriptions:midi_to_dmx

MIDI to DMX.

The MIDI to DMX function is a way to attach a fader direct to a DMX channel.


The direct access to some channels can be handy in many situation.
Imagine a front light where all fixtures are placed on the same channel.
With the “MIDI to DMX” it is possible, without selecting fixtures or anything, to control the fixture.
Just pull the fader and the control is instant and direct.

An other example could be strobe speed control.
Here it is often some fast decisions, when it has to go on and when it shall stop.
With the direct control this is possible without selecting the strobe fixtures.


The channel attachment are done in the MIDI Control setup.
This is found under, [Setup] → [External Control] → [Midi control]



This is the only place where the patching between the “MIDI to DMX” function and the DMX channels are set.

The MIDI function can then be attached to a midi note or a touch fade.
The Enttec Wing has a similar function.

In the figure above “MIDI to DMX 1” is attached to the MIDI fader with note 33 and it controls DMX channel 10.
If Touch Screen is used then there are a Fader named “MIDI to DMX1”. This fader will, in this case, also control channel 10.

Note: It is not a must to have the Midi note. If only the touch are to be used then make the channel patching in the Midi control setup.
The touch faders can then be placed and used.
“MIDI to DMX 2” has only has the DMX channel no defined.
There are no MIDI fader attached to this function but as mentioned above if the touch screen fader “MIDI to DMX 2” is used then this fader will have control over channel 11.





external_control/command_descriptions/midi_to_dmx.txt · Last modified: 2013/04/07 13:17 by lindsayward