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- 6th January 2019 at 20:34 #44049David RockowerParticipant
I just purchased the u track 24 to be the core of a live playback rig. Ive created around 60 backing tracks in either Sonar Platinum or Pro Tools. I would like to evolve a light show as well, and simply use a midi channel in the utrack to connect.
If you have done this, can you elaborate on your equipment choices? I’ve considered the work pro lightshark ls-1 Core, however am open to any good suggestions.
David1st February 2019 at 21:44 #44687GrantParticipant
Not exactly the same but i’m using it to send a midi start note to trigger live visuals in QLab. Works a treat!6th April 2019 at 19:12 #46742hammaroljudParticipant
Yes. I do! I use utrack24 to trigger song effect presets, lightning scenes, harmonizer and guitarr effect unit. i use Widelight for dmx lightning.
http://hammaroljud.se/DMX.html8th April 2019 at 12:28 #46764Jeroen SchlamanParticipant
Yes, I do.
Producing tracks and Midi in Logic Pro X.
QuickDMX for DMX lighting control which is triggered by the Midi coming from the uTrack24.
Works like a charm!23rd May 2019 at 07:44 #49639FrankParticipant
I am planning to do so and already did some research on this topic. You basically have three ways of doing so:
1. using a laptop with a midi modem and a dmx modem. This will be your best choice if you don’t mind a laptop on stage. there are lots of options for the software.
Laptop-less it becomes somewhat harder
2. use a cheap dmx controller hardware for around 100 bucks with midi in. You can then trigger scenes, which is a fixed light setup like a color. Fades and Animations are possible but very limited because you have to build them youself by making a lot of scenes and switching these via midi. But these controllers can only store like 240 scenes or so, so thats the limitation.
3. use a DMX recorder hardware which can be triggered via midi. These can record a dmx stream like a video. You can then trigger the playback of these in the same way you would trigger a sample playback in an external sampler via midi. You will still need a software to produce a dmx stream to record, but this is done at home, pre-show.
You might find this thread useful, it’s in german unfortunately, but just looking up the gear JTRebel mentions might be helpful.
If you are making progress with this I would be glad to read about it here!30th May 2019 at 13:24 #50459Stevic MacKayParticipant
We absolutely do this in Twelve Foot Ninja. Timecode can be one of the tracks sent from the UTrack (it’s just a weird .wav file). Unfortunately I can’t elaborate because our FOH and Lighting Tech sorted it out but we’re automating 2 x Helix Racks, SPDX Drum Sampler and Lights all from the U-Track. It’s a beast of a thing! Good luck man!31st May 2019 at 14:08 #50536FrankParticipant
Thanks Stevic for the great tip. I looked up a live video and what you guys do with this is amazing..really inspiring and adding to the experience.
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