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Re: Earl's Screenshots, 7 Alpha 2

Postby sarellano » 02 March 2015, 06:20

Earl,

I am just starting to get familiar with ShowXpress. It's so overwhelming but with all the help here, it's getting better. I am building my Live show and was feeling ok, until I saw yours!! It's amazing, I can't begin to understand how you did it!!! I was able to get some ideas based on your screenshot because I also have Q-Spot 260's. I am wondering how you built your base movements and how you worked with the X and Y, along with speed and percentages as you show on your screen? I know it's not a simple answer, but if you have time, I am willing to listen. I can also give you my email address if that's easiest for you. I also wanted to ask about midi, I see you downloaded a program and I have no clue how that even works, can you briefly explain?

Thank you,
Sergio
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Re: Earl's Screenshots, 7 Alpha 2

Postby Earl Harvey » 02 March 2015, 08:15

Hey Sergio!
Thanks! for the Q-spots 260s first orientate them so the LCD faces the crowd or center of dance floor...
I mostly use them on totems these days numbered 1-4 from right to left, If I hang them I reverse them 1-4 left to right...
I start with the stock curves that are available in Generator, since the 260's pan 540 degrees I may reduce the size/shape of the curve to get an actual circle or square curve...
i set the time to work with the beat of the music in 4/4 for example 4 seconds= 1 beat per second... if the music is 120 BPM thats a half a sec per beat, typically I start with 2,4,8,or 16 seconds for the duration... I avoid using odd numbered seconds of duration...

Once I've stored the generated curve ( I like refer to them as "Genys) I'll open live and start a new page and start a new page for my movements, add my scenes/ "genys"! I usually put both my Stationary/Static and my moving/Dynamic "genys" on the same page... the moving ones I turn into a speed slider so I can adjust the speed. I have separate pages for color, gobos 1, gobo 2, prism, strobes, focus (I usually only use 2 different focus scenes depending on which gobo wheel i'm using or want to be predominant if combining both) most of my pages are in solo mode...

Once I have achieved a "look" im going for with the combination of scenes from different pages I assign them to a Macro on another page (in solo mode) so I can trigger them via MIDI... The Macro also stores the setting of the speed sliders...

Pan and Tilt are each two step scenes that once assigned to a fader button in live can be stored once you've achieved the position to a Macro, hope this helps some,
I'm around if you want some more advice, I'm also on Facebook...
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Re: Earl's Screenshots, 7 Alpha 2

Postby sarellano » 03 March 2015, 04:43

Thank you for your reply! I am starting to build some of what you said and it seems to be headed in the right direction. I agree, the only way to really get your base movement Is when you are at the venue to really see what your lights are doing and adjust accordingly. I also use totems. When you talk about BPM, is that on scene properties? When you create a Macro, can you add multiple steps to each macro or do you have to separate them out in order for them to work correctly? For example, if I create a base movement layer, add color, focus, maybe a prism or strobe, can it be under one macro? Or how do you recommend I do that? Do you know also if there is a way to change a button?, if you press pink, then white, they both stay depressed and the last movement you make is what shows, sometimes they colors even blend!

Thank you again!!!
Sergio
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Re: Earl's Screenshots, 7 Alpha 2

Postby Earl Harvey » 03 March 2015, 06:55

BPM is unavailable in the generator... I used the 120 BPM as an example to figure out duration in seconds...
Creating a Macro involves "stacking" multiple buttons from multiple pages and/or Timelines...
Pages can also be put into Play or Random mode where they will cycle thru buttons in sequence or randomly when a button is triggered ...
Putting a page in Solo mode ensures that only one button at a time can be depressed within that page...
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Re: Earl's Screenshots, Version 7

Postby CHR1155 » 09 August 2015, 18:28

Any real photos of this in action?
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Re: Earl's Screenshots, Version 7

Postby Earl Harvey » 10 August 2015, 12:49

Its a lil blurry from an iPhone but here's a lil Video shot back in January
https://www.facebook.com/earl.harvey.5/ ... =2&theater

I've since then added another Launchpad Mini and an Akai APC mini giving me a three pads and the iPad using the app MIDI Designer to control SX routed thru MIDI OX
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Re: Earl's Screenshots, Version 7

Postby zkflow » 12 August 2015, 17:52

Earl Harvey wrote:Its a lil blurry from an iPhone but here's a lil Video shot back in January
https://www.facebook.com/earl.harvey.5/ ... =2&theater

I've since then added another Launchpad Mini and an Akai APC mini giving me a three pads and the iPad using the app MIDI Designer to control SX routed thru MIDI OX



blocked :(
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Re: Earl's Screenshots, Version 7

Postby Earl Harvey » 14 August 2015, 11:07

Unblocked! Sorry bout that!
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Re: Earl's Screenshots, Version 7

Postby Earl Harvey » 25 June 2018, 14:39

Early Version 9 Alpha... More to come soon
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Re: Earl's Screenshots, Version 7

Postby Earl Harvey » 13 November 2018, 11:04

V-9.1.4
Its getting there... Still got a ways to go...
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