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by Kevin Hamler
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Feature Wishlist
Topic: MIDI-mapping with multiple virtual MIDI ports
Replies: 0
Views: 175

MIDI-mapping with multiple virtual MIDI ports

For those of us using Live to choreograph and run large Live sets with virtual MIDI buses running audio, video, and DMX lighting, the limitation of only being able to MIDI-map a single virtual MIDI port becomes a limitation.

I'd like to be able to MIDI-map multiple virtual MIDI ports.
by Kevin Hamler
Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Advice regarding computer-choice
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: Advice regarding computer-choice

It all depends on your workflow. I'm 95% MIDI with very little audio and no plug-ins, so it's not that demanding. But if you're audio-heavy, or use lots of CPU-demanding plug-ins, soft synths, etc, you will obviously benefit from more horsepower. I upgraded my aging Macbook Pro for a Dell laptop, wh...
by Kevin Hamler
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Using Live on stage to control parameters
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Using Live on stage to control parameters

I'm using Live (no Max required) for audio, lighting, remote pan/tilt/zoom cameras and video (Arkaos VJ). Launching a single scene sets everything in motion. Virtual MIDI buses are definitely your friend, as are Follow Actions. By firing a single MIDI-mapped "chord" through a virtual MIDI bus (eithe...
by Kevin Hamler
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: MIDI-mapping notes without a keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: MIDI-mapping notes without a keyboard

Works now!
by Kevin Hamler
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MIDI-mapping with multiple virtual MIDI ports?
Replies: 0
Views: 148

MIDI-mapping with multiple virtual MIDI ports?

I'm MIDI-mapping a large Live set with many MIDI-mapped clips and scenes (audio, lighting, and video). I'm running out of MIDI notes to map with (128 notes x 16 channels), so I want to use another virtual MIDI bus. loopBe30 provides up to 30 virtual MIDI ports, but Live's MIDI mapping seems to only ...
by Kevin Hamler
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: making a dmx strobe flash from tempo/click track
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: making a dmx strobe flash from tempo/click track

Very easy with a MIDI>DMX converter. I'm using the DMXIS interface, which is especially easy as the lighting interface is a Live plug-in. Just send a measure of quarter notes to the lighting fixture.

No Max needed.
by Kevin Hamler
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mapping more than 8 macro's OR save midi mapping in library
Replies: 25
Views: 3245

Re: Mapping more than 8 macro's OR save midi mapping in library

So, can I map more than 8 macro controls? I'm doing DMX lighting, and some of the fixtures have as many as 41 channels. Is 8 the limit, or is there a simple workaround for more macro controls?

Thanks!
by Kevin Hamler
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Problem with loopMIDI
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Problem with loopMIDI

I'm trying to use loopMIDI as a virtual MIDI connection between Live and Arkaos VJ.

However, I'm getting a "teVirtualMIDI32.dll and teVirtualMIDI.sys driver differ in version!" error.

Any help appreciated!
by Kevin Hamler
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Using Link via Ethernet cable
Replies: 6
Views: 1470

Re: Using Link via Ethernet cable

I'm not syncing, but simply passing MIDI notes and CC curves to a VJ program on a second laptop.

I'll try without a hub and see what happens.
by Kevin Hamler
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Launch clips in session view in sync w/ arrangement position
Replies: 12
Views: 1115

Re: Launch clips in session view in sync w/ arrangement position

How I switch between tracks is fairly easy. By default all my tracks (in arrangement view) are deactivated. When a track on the master deck of the CDJ is started, a midi note is triggered to activate the track. When the track stops, the same note is sent again to deactivate the track again. I want ...
by Kevin Hamler
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Using Link via Ethernet cable
Replies: 6
Views: 1470

Re: Using Link via Ethernet cable

Can I run MIDI between two PC laptops with a single ethernet cable?
by Kevin Hamler
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: MIDI-mapping notes without a keyboard
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: MIDI-mapping notes without a keyboard

OK... so I figured this out 11 years ago (as hambone1).

Now I can't get this to work in Live 9, using loopMIDI for the MIDI feedback.

Anyone else get this to work?
by Kevin Hamler
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: "Tweaking" audio for best audio-to-MIDI conversion?
Replies: 0
Views: 208

"Tweaking" audio for best audio-to-MIDI conversion?

I'm trying to transcribe isolated bass guitar tracks into MIDI to be imported into Guitar Pro. I didn't have much luck with Live's audio-to-MIDI feature, so I'm trying Anthem Score, which is doing a much better job. However, as bass guitar is often "organic" with string noise, variable attacks and d...
by Kevin Hamler
Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Light-Regulation via Midi to DMX-Control
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Re: Light-Regulation via Midi to DMX-Control

I had 29 DMX lighting fixtures, Arkaos video, and remote pan/tilt/zoom cameras running on Live control. I kept the timing tight by using quantized CC curves. I manually drew a library of different quantizations and shapes, and used different curves for different effects and tempos. Once you make a l...
by Kevin Hamler
Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: ever notice how older people are stuck in a certain decade..
Replies: 106
Views: 8435

Re: ever notice how older people are stuck in a certain decade..

No matter how hard I try not to, I always go back to 70s disco.

I think it's something to do with the music you were listening to when you first got laid...