electro-music.com   Dedicated to experimental electro-acoustic
and electronic music
 
    Front Page  |  Articles  |  Radio
 |  Media  |  Forum  |  Wiki  |  Links  |  Store
Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
 FAQFAQ   CalendarCalendar   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   LinksLinks
 RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in  Chat RoomChat Room 
Live streaming at radio.electro-music.com

  host / artist show at your time
<on air> Rob Adventures in Sound
Please visit the chat
 Forum index » Instruments and Equipment » MIDI Controllers and Interfaces
Midi controller for lights in drums
Post new topic   Reply to topic Moderators: jksuperstar
Page 1 of 1 [2 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
GrahamJantz



Joined: May 03, 2013
Posts: 1
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Midi controller for lights in drums Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

so im saving up for some custom drums with lights, and i want to use a drum pad to control them. say a yamaha dtx multi 12, or a roland octapad. both of those have midi outputs. and the drums use xlr's to go to a DMX (i also dont quite know about the DMX but the company said they would supply it). and the lights can go different colors and strobe as well as fade between colors. this video shows kinda what i want it to do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtDuYFF24p4 . i really dont know anything about this so i could really use some help!!
thanks
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
PHOBoS



Joined: Jan 14, 2010
Posts: 1527
Location: Moon Base
Audio files: 319

PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 4:25 am    Post subject: Re: Midi controller for lights in drums Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

GrahamJantz wrote:
so im saving up for some custom drums with lights, and i want to use a drum pad to control them. say a yamaha dtx multi 12, or a roland octapad. both of those have midi outputs. and the drums use xlr's to go to a DMX (i also dont quite know about the DMX but the company said they would supply it). and the lights can go different colors and strobe as well as fade between colors. this video shows kinda what i want it to do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtDuYFF24p4 . i really dont know anything about this so i could really use some help!!
thanks


welcome

So you just want the drumpads to control the ligths, not put them into the drums themselves ? That could actually be very easy to do Cool .

DMX is for lights what midi is for sound equipment and it is actually very similar in concept. Standard is DMX512 which has 512 8bit channels
but there are bigger systems and maybe DMX1024 or more has become the standard nowadays (I haven't looked into it for a while). That might
seem a lot but one light can take up more then one channel, if you have an RGB light then there are usually at least 3 channels used for the
different colors and a couple more channels for effects like strobing, fading, auto colorchange etc.

Anyway enough about the theory, how do you control DMX with midi ? Well there's the easy part, there are plenty of DMX controllers which
allready have a midi input and there are also midi to DMX converters available. (like this). So if you're lucky then the DMX controller that
comes with the lights has midi in, else you will have to get one that does. Or build something yourself with an arduino or similar device.

_________________
"My perf, it's full of holes!"
http://phobos.000space.com/ http://www.acidtrash.com/ Stickney Synthyards
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic Moderators: jksuperstar
Page 1 of 1 [2 Posts]
View unread posts
View new posts in the last week
Mark the topic unread :: View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Instruments and Equipment » MIDI Controllers and Interfaces
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
mps board

Please support our site. If you click through and buy from
our affiliate partners, we earn a small commission.


Forum with support of Syndicator RSS
Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
Copyright © 2003 through 2009 by electro-music.com - Conditions Of Use