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12th July 2002, 06:50 AM
I'm new in using MIDI-equipment to control a video-show
but willing to go for it ..
but what do I need,
and what are the differences between the ones above ??
I work with Vlight and flowmotion
is it possible to control them by MIDI
and what about effects ..
12th July 2002, 08:54 AM
phatboy has 13 controllers
pocket control has 16
pocket dial has 16 x 4 banks = 64 controllers
so thats what I went for .. also doepfer controllers are much more flexible than the phatboy.
In flowmotion you can assign any screen fader to a midi knob/fader. I use a pocket dial with flowmotion but the others should work too.
check out http://www.vjcentral.com/hardware/show/991 for my mini review of the pocket dial
12th July 2002, 09:07 AM
hmm .. okey
and what about the midiman ??
12th July 2002, 09:30 AM
okey .. I've been searching and reading the net now for a while and it seems that the pocketdial wil be the one I'm gonnan buy
but how do I connect it to my laptop ?
do I need a special input in my pc
or are there cables that convert the signal
(to .. lets say USB or something)
12th July 2002, 10:27 AM
You can plug it to an midi to usb converter I?m using a midisport 2x2 it?s from midiman an selfpowered. It has 2 in and 2 outs.
Costs about 80 EUR.
BTW: Does someone is using the Peavey StudioMix? I need some advice on it.
12th July 2002, 04:20 PM
vandeti check out the reviews on VJC for info about the oxygen8.
konsum I would love to know how you get on with the studio pro it looks like a great box.... even if it is a little overprice (but it seems all midi controllers are :( ) would be great to see to see the jogwheel used for scratching, etc :)
The kenton control freak also looks like a great little unit too..... with wheels, sliders, buttons.....http://www.kenton.co.uk/productspecs/cfrkintro.html
Now I'm just waiting still for someone to write that CommandPost to midi software :) combine that with a midi slider box or the elusive midiman surface one and there you go.... EVERYTHING in 2 small boxes :)
12th July 2002, 04:25 PM
BTW that is connected to the PC and MAC via USB... but also has normal midi output aswell :)
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