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Roberts Vanags
MIDI, what is that and what it eats in winter?
on Feb 12, 2014 at 3:09:09 pm

First of all, Sorry for my bad english, but I hope that you will understand me.

Hey evryone, tottaly newbie in this forum.

So im working as Light operator.
It always financial problems in place I work for buying one normal bigger and much better light controler. So today I was playing with Martin freekie(dunno why we have it at all), and I manage to connect 4 Clay Paky Alpha Spot 300(moving heads) to it. I can make and run proper show, but then there is midi option, as far as I know its somthing about PC, right? :)

Can you pleas tell me what exactly are midi and how to operate with PC?
Have never used PC for lights, only my hands.
I know what is grandMA, and Im waiting for lessons and for MA controleer, but it will take like 2years while I get somthing from that. Just wanted to know, Can I do somthing with this system?


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: MIDI, what is that and what it eats in winter?
on Feb 12, 2014 at 3:47:12 pm

MIDI stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, and has been adopted by the lighting industry as a live events standard. To control fixtures, you need some sort of show controller software. Here's some info and a list of software:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI_Show_Control

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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Roberts Vanags
Re: MIDI, what is that and what it eats in winter?
on Feb 12, 2014 at 4:12:34 pm

Thank you for your fast replay.

Can I do similar thing with grandMA and my controler?


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Joseph W. Bourke
Re: MIDI, what is that and what it eats in winter?
on Feb 13, 2014 at 3:03:06 pm

I have no experience with that, but here's a good source of answers:

http://help.malighting.com/

Joe Bourke
Owner/Creative Director
Bourke Media
http://www.bourkemedia.com


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