fader loops

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tom
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fader loops

Post by tom » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:59 am

This is a small app that lets you record live movements of look faders and then lets you loop them. They can be stored in 4 banks to be mixed up later. For lazy busking.

Setup:
Designed to be run on the console. (or laptop with OLE, but moving the faders with the mouse is a bit of a pain.)
create a look page called "loop" and fill up the first 12 faders with looks. Can be channels or effects. Currently only supports up to 12 faders.

The speed slider controls the length of the loop.
The fade time controls the fading of the looks. (when you slow the time all the way down it can get alittle jumpy so the fade time softens things out a bit.)

Select a bank, and press record. Any movements that you do with the 12 faders will be recorded, i imagine the bump butons will also work, but i havn't tried that out yet. Then press play to playback. Pressing play again will pause the loop. Release throws the 12 faders back to 0 and resets the loop time to 0.

Tap time,
The first click resets the tap time and the second will set the time difference from the first tap. The range is limited though.
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Re: fader loops

Post by RobertBell » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:52 am

This is super cool!
I thought it would record all the sub movements - the four blocks seem to record sub 1 -> 4 respectively - Can't I mix multiple subs on one playback?
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Re: fader loops

Post by BobbyHarrell » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:02 pm

Very nice Tom.
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Re: fader loops

Post by RobertBell » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:12 pm

If you close palette while it's running, it crashes:
System.IO.IOException: Unable to write data to the transport connection: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host. ---> System.Net.Sockets.SocketException: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host
at System.Net.Sockets.Socket.Send(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 size, SocketFlags socketFlags)
at System.Net.Sockets.NetworkStream.Write(Byte[] buffer, Int32 offset, Int32 size)

Put a try-catch around the send and a re-connect in the catch.
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Re: fader loops

Post by tom » Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:33 pm

You should be able to use all 12 faders simultaneously in one bank. And then all 12 differently in the next.

Yup i'll set up that catch.
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