As the subject line says, I am currently using an APC MK II MIDI controller and have really enjoyed using it, but would also like to try and use a 24/96 Smart Fade as a fader wing. I haven't had too many issues using the APC, but was unsure of how to use two devices for MIDI at the same time. Is this possible?
i would probably try using the smartfade as faderwing through DMX. you need a DMX/sACN gateway that can convert DMX to sACN input into the network, but from that point onwards you can control nomad subs…
Smartfade DMX to a DMX/sACN converter, from there via network into your Nomad computer. And your Nomad computer controls the lights the way it always did.
In the Nomad's show control tab you can assign…
if you look at ETC products: https://www.etcconnect.com/Products/Networking/Response-Mk2/Features.aspx . the smallest one (1port, portable) would be the minimum. if you think about adding to your current…
When the SmartFade is in MEM mode, the level of the faders is transmitted via MIDI. So you theoretically could use a SmartFade as a fader wing if the SmartFade is in MEM mode.
More information on setting up MIDI on SmartFade can be found on page 26 of the manual:
Conor, any luck on this?
I've made myself unpopular with my students by whisking away the Smartfade 2496 and plunking down a MacMini with Eos software and a Nomad providing DMX control.They aren't happy about learning a ton of keyboard shortcuts / altering faders using mouseclicks and drags.
If I could utilize the physical faders and bump buttons on the 2496 to communicate to the Eos software on the Mac, that'd be fantastic.
I've read the manual for the 2496 and it discusses using a "sequencer" to record midi output from the 2496, but it is unclear to me whether the Eos on the Mac can be classified as a sequencer.
Obviously a cable that is USB to Midi would be helpful. But before I go that route, I'd like to know whether there is any likelihood of joy.