Synchronisation of the lights using MIDI File arrangement with additional
track for DMX
MID2DMX device used in a music video clip.
Directed, lit and cut by Duncan Catterall.
Duncan Caterall on MIDI2DMX:
"I recently used the Midi2Dmx Pro and was very pleased with how it performed
on the first music video we uses it for.
Surprisingly easy to program with this. I think I did the whole sequencing
in an hour in Cubase, which is incredible.
Having tried a number of software options to control sequenced lighting
and found them very poorly implemented in some cases with basic functions
like copy and paste. I wanted to able to drive complex but accurately
quantised lighting triggers from MIDI to improve accuracy. I managed
to programme most of the sequencing for Mind.in.a.box in about an hour
using Cubase and a usb to midi cable plugged into the Midi2Dmx box.
One thing I did notice is that you need to set an automatic note off
when using software, whereas synths plugged in directly did this by
default (this is down to your DAW not the box). All I needed to do on
my rigging day was adjust the velocity settings in order to tweak the
brightness of the lighting for the exposure settings I needed and the
sequencing was set. For shots where lights weren't needed I either muted
these tracks or disconnected them from my dimmer packs. A fantastic
bit of hardware. Really can't wait to use it on a more traditional rock