MIDI Show Control Output

scottbernoth's picture

Is there anyway to get QC to send MSC messages ?

I would like to develop a virtual patchbay which would take different Midi Note events and translate them to MSC commands.

QC would be ideal to do the routing, but...

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scottbernoth's picture
Re: MIDI Show Control Output

Anyone ? ;(

franz's picture
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use an audio app instead ... plogue bidule might be a good candidate.

gtoledo3's picture
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If you have some msc responding devices you may wish to experiment with sending the midi values. MSC is within the MIDI format, but the values have been speced to do particular things. You may be able to find some decent info about what values you need to send, when. I'm not sure how robust the midi tools in qc are, if you can send sysex messages, etc., but you may be surprised.

I remember a real tech whiz friend using Cakewalk to send midi that controlled MSC in an expected way.... Maybe 8 or 9 years ago now, but there was some kind of clever workaround.

In addition to the plogue bidule that franz mentions, qlab is probably worth taking a look at. I don't use it, but I have run into people that are happy with it, and I know it's midi controllable and will issue MSC commands as well.

scottbernoth's picture
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Thanks, Franz, George. I'm exploring ways to feed the output of cheap midi devices (eg Korg nanoPad2) through to Jands Byron lighting control software. MSC control was only implemented fairly recently. Once Jands release more documentation, i will try working out if i can use the {Learn Controller to Generate} feature of the MIDI Controllers Sender patch to send the inputs i need.

I know that Qlab is the option most often used to convert MIDI note into MSC to feed into lighting desks, and will look into bidule. I was just wondering if QC had the capacity.

franz's picture
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but can't you send DMX signals directly to the lighting desk, instead of MSC ? (using KnM ArtNet plugin)

xedmada's picture
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DMX and MSC serve very different purposes on a lighting console. With MSC you can send commands to the console along the lines of "go cue 15 on sub 6" where DMX's control of a lighting console is usually limited to setting submaster levels and no more. DMX is for controlling lights, MSC is for controlling consoles.