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X32 + S32 with midi
Old 3 days ago
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X32 + S32 with midi


Can i feed midi through s32 and x32? My plan is to get midicommands from laptop with Logic to lighting desk. Can the singal go from stage to foh like so: Audio interface -> midicable -> S32 -> cat -> X32 -> midicable -> lighting desk, or do i need a seperate midicable/send to foh?

So in a nutshell i want x32 to send same signal out what s32 is getting.

Thanks for help!
Old 5 hours ago
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The way you determine what can be MIDIed between Box A and Box B, no matter what they are, is to begin with each one's

MIDI Implementation Chart.

These are usually organized with groups for each type of MIDI message on the left. A section for Note messages, another for Continuous Controllers, etc.

Then each possibility, or a range of possibilities. Over to the right, beside each line, are two columns of checkboxes, with Xs or Os in them. One column says Transmit at the top, the other says Receive.

Most devices do NOT transmit OR receive ALL possible MIDI commands. They only send, or accept certain commands.

Many lower end light controllers don't even have MIDI output, which usually means you can't save your scenes or chases.

I trigger lights with a Chauvet Obey-70 via MIDI, but it only accepts note on messages 1-127. 120 scene bumps, 6 chase bumps, plus blackout, no fades, no "pile-on", and no saving banks of scenes either.

I find a laptop, with a Roland UM1 MIDI port handy, for re-mapping commands, and for other MIDI utilities, to let you see, check and, alter the datastream as needed.

Finally, be aware that many hardcore light guys aren't satisfied with MIDI's 127 step control protocol.

Many want even more than DMX's 256 You can use MSB and LSB approaches but not all light gear will let you.
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