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Repurposed tech for VST control surfaces

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Instruments discussion

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KVRAF
 
10216 posts since 17 Sep, 2004, from Austin, TX
 

Postby runagate; Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:10 pm

So is this not a really sweet deal for a 16-slider midi controller??

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/20287

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    Visual Effects DMX 192 Channel Controller

    Features:
    Handle up to 12 intelligent lighting fixtures
    16 DMX channels per fixture
    192 DMX channels total
    240 scenes in 30 banks of 8 scenes per bank
    6 chases each up to 240 scenes
    8 faders to control features on fixtures
    2 faders for chase speed and fade time
    scene and bank copy features
    built in microphone
    blackout function
    DMX polarity switch
    MIDI control through MIDI interface
    4 digit LED

    Technical:
    Power: 9-12vdc @ 300ma (center pin positive)
    Dimensions: W19" x H5.25" x D2.5"
    Weight: 6lbs


169.96 USD

Am I missing something? 6 lbs, 16 slider midi controller for 170 bucks?
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KVRAF
 
10216 posts since 17 Sep, 2004, from Austin, TX
 

Postby runagate; Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:49 pm

How about a bluetooth (wireless) 7" touchscreen as a VST control surface?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... CatId=2374

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$219

    Features
    5 inch Touch Screen
    400 Mhz Processor
    Sirf III GPS antenna
    MP3-Movie Player
    Car charger
    Home charger
    Headset
    Mounting bracket
    Carrying bag
    USB cable
    BlueTooth connection
    TMC/RDS


touchscreen + USB + "AV in" to watch movies + bluetooth all means to me that this is a handheld, touchscreen monitor that could be, unless I'm misunderstanding something, used for live VST control.
KVRAF
 
7262 posts since 20 Aug, 2004, from Trondheim, Norway

Postby Hovmod; Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:00 pm

runagate wrote:Am I missing something? 6 lbs, 16 slider midi controller for 170 bucks?


Hmmmmmm..........

Looks... very interesting. Let us know!
KVRAF
 
10216 posts since 17 Sep, 2004, from Austin, TX
 

Postby runagate; Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:04 pm

I cannot read the manual as it is in French.

Repurposed technology at its best if it should work.

It transmits audio via bluetooth for Jove's sake!? It has a mic built in... can you say audio-to-midi control surface interface?

Where's a friendly Francophone when you need one?
RWA
KVRist
 
315 posts since 21 May, 2002, from Holland
 

Postby RWA; Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:05 pm

I use one of these to control my wife:

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So it should work for vst control also.
I'm not sure if it works for mac though.... :wink:



But seriously, these mentioned option might work for sure.
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KVRAF
 
4554 posts since 11 Feb, 2005, from Bordeaux France

Postby stanlea; Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:21 pm

url for this french manual please ?
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KVRAF
 
10216 posts since 17 Sep, 2004, from Austin, TX
 

Postby runagate; Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:24 pm

KVRAF
 
7822 posts since 16 Apr, 2003, from -on the outside looking in
 

Postby ouroboros; Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:32 pm

I was under the impression that the midi/dmx light controllers can not transmit midi for sequencers?
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KVRAF
 
4554 posts since 11 Feb, 2005, from Bordeaux France

Postby stanlea; Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:35 pm

Downloading, but it's almost 2am here, so I'm gonna try to sleep a little.
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KVRAF
 
2462 posts since 7 Jul, 2002, from Limerick, Ireland
 

Postby mckenic; Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:42 pm

runagate wrote:How about a bluetooth (wireless) 7" touchscreen as a VST control surface?

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... CatId=2374

Image

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$219

    Features
    5 inch Touch Screen
    400 Mhz Processor
    Sirf III GPS antenna
    MP3-Movie Player
    Car charger
    Home charger
    Headset
    Mounting bracket
    Carrying bag
    USB cable
    BlueTooth connection
    TMC/RDS

touchscreen + USB + "AV in" to watch movies + bluetooth all means to me that this is a handheld, touchscreen monitor that could be, unless I'm misunderstanding something, used for live VST control.


:shock: :shock: :shock:

Since I discovered Tablet2Midi and the Lemur Ive been DREAMING of something like this...
KVRAF
 
10216 posts since 17 Sep, 2004, from Austin, TX
 

Postby runagate; Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:46 pm

You need not dream. You just need to somehow get at the sweet stuff they use every day in Taiwan and Indonesia. :( Stupid Americans and our ludicrously backwards tech pricing.
KVRian
 
557 posts since 31 Jan, 2003, from C@L

Postby thenumber23; Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:13 pm

I would not recommend purchasing the VDMX192 without more details. Traditionally, DMX lighting controllers that have MIDI support will allow MIDI In to control lights, and not allow the DMX sliders to be sent out MIDI Out.

Brian
KVRAF
 
10216 posts since 17 Sep, 2004, from Austin, TX
 

Postby runagate; Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:22 pm

www.c-t.com.au

$4000

Out of my pricerange by about 8x but if you are a rich musician go buy one of these and immediately take it onstage. Breathtaking.

They emailed me back within about 5 minutes with the price. It is probably worth it should you roll like that.

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KVRAF
 
4286 posts since 23 Feb, 2004, from Tucson Arizona USA

Postby james0tucson; Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:52 pm

runagate wrote:You need not dream. You just need to somehow get at the sweet stuff they use every day in Taiwan and Indonesia. :( Stupid Americans and our ludicrously backwards tech pricing.



The technology that can shrink the world should have already done a great job of it. Why is it still a big deal to get graymarket electronics?
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KVRAF
 
4554 posts since 11 Feb, 2005, from Bordeaux France

Postby stanlea; Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:22 am

I suppose you heard about that ?

http://www.jazzmutant.com/

But anyway, thought there are 120 pages in the pdf, tell me what parts you want to be translated.
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