Sending Midi NOTE command

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LittleWiggler
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Sending Midi NOTE command

Post by LittleWiggler » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:10 pm

I have a ground control pro and I am trying to use it with DMXIS - a DMX lighting control system.

The DMXIS system responds to bank changes on Channel 15 and 16 - any time a Midi note message is received it will go up a bank (channel 15) or down (channel 16).

I am hoping the GCP will allow me to send a midi note command on channel 15 followed by a preset command for preset #1. I do not see how to do this after reading the manual.

Any information would be great.

Thanks
John

JohnClark
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Re: Sending Midi NOTE command

Post by JohnClark » Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:33 pm

The Ground Control Pro does not send MIDI Note messages. You may want to look into a program like MIDI Translator to send the necessary commands if you are using the lighting software live.

Dave Brown
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Re: Sending Midi NOTE command

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:53 am

Can the Ground Control Pro send a CC#32, followed by a standard MIDI Program Change?

(This is an alternative way to switch banks/presets in DMXIS. CC#32 is just a standard "MIDI Bank LSB" message)

Failing that, please feel free to suggest an alternative bank/preset switching method with a Ground Control Pro, and I'll add support for that in the next DMXIS release.

Dave Brown
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JohnClark
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Re: Sending Midi NOTE command

Post by JohnClark » Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:38 pm

Currently the Ground Control Pro sends Program Changes and Control Changes. The CC messages are intended as on/off switches for switching functions or individual effects where the data value simply toggles between 0 and 127.

The next update to the Ground Control Pro software will include a bank change command for each named device. This can be set to CC# 0 or CC# 32 with the data value programmed within the preset.

John01W
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Re: Sending Midi NOTE command

Post by John01W » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:35 pm

JohnClark wrote:
The next update to the Ground Control Pro software will include a bank change command for each named device. This can be set to CC# 0 or CC# 32 with the data value programmed within the preset.
That is awesome John...thanks for sharing that....and thanks VL for workin' on a GCP update!! :D

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