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Percussa intros wireless AudioCubes in 3-part video series

Percussa has introduced three videos on its updated wireless AudioCubes, the light-emitting “tangible user interface”, used by artists around the world for sound design, composition, live performance, music education, interactive installations, music therapy, and many other projects.


Video 2: Demo with wireless AudioCubes

In a series of 3 videos, Bert Schiettecatte, designer of the AudioCubes, explains and shows how the wireless AudioCubes are different from the first generation AudioCubes. Watch this video as well as the 2 other videos.

The first video in the series explains why wireless AudioCubes are different from old AudioCubes, the third video is on how wireless AudioCubes are built.

More information: Percussa

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Ben Loftis intros Fishbowl – Dynamic Stage Lighting for Any Venue!

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Ben Loftis has launched a Kickstarter project for Fishbowl, a software program that lets you cast a professional light show with a spotlight, color washes, and dynamic scenes using your computer and a desktop projector.

Any musical or theatrical performance can be enhanced with stage lighting. But investing in colored lights, spotlights, and remote-control equipment can be expensive; especially if you only use it occasionally.

Fishbowl is a great solution … it’s a program that runs on your computer. Combined with a multimedia projector, you can mix a spotlight with colors and light effects for your performance. It sounds simple, but I was surprised to find that there was nothing like this available already, so I created Fishbowl. All you need is a laptop and a multimedia projector, which many people have already!

The project aims to raise at least $800 USD by Sunday Sep 16, 8:29pm EDT.

More information: Fishbowl at Kickstarter

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Enttec updates DMXIS to v1.1.1, lighting control package

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Enttec DMXIS

Enttec has released version 1.1.1 of DMXIS, a lighting control package specifically designed for live performers.

DMXIS is the easy way to create exciting live light shows with your Mac OS® orWindows® based computer. DMXIS was designed specifically for live performers who want to run an automated light show while performing on stage. The hardware is incredibly easy to connect up, and the software extremely simple to learn and operate, while being flexible enough to control modern intelligent light fixtures.

Changes in DMXIS v1.1.1

  • Added hardware monitoring. If the connection between the DMXIS hardware & software is lost, reconnecting the hardware will automatically re-establish the connection).
  • Standalone does not “black out all channels to zero” when started. Allows you to restart DMXIS if necessary during a live show without plunging your audience into darkness).
  • Improved loading times when switching presets (resulting in greater accuracy of automated shows).
  • Added compatibility with OS X 10.6.5.
  • Fix to Python macros API (inaccuracies when querying channel values). This was causing problems with the “Global Edit” macros.

DMXIS for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for 189 EUR.

More information: Enttec

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Enttec updates DMXIS to v1.0.4

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Enttec DMXIS

Enttec has released version 1.0.4 of DMXIS, a flexible, easy to use lighting control package, specifically designed for live performers.

DMXIS is the easy way to create exciting live light shows with your Mac OS® orWindows® based computer. DMXIS was designed specifically for live performers who want to run an automated light show while performing on stage. The hardware is incredibly easy to connect up, and the software extremely simple to learn and operate, while being flexible enough to control modern intelligent light fixtures.

Changes in DMXIS v1.0.4

  • New Rename Fixture feature.
  • Autorun Bank now plays from the first preset when a new bank is selected.
  • Improved start-up time of DMXIS standalone program on Windows.
  • Improved reliability of the footswitch input (Some footswitch presses were not being registered on slower host computers).
  • Fixed Bank Tempo feature (Tempo was not restored reliably on all banks).
  • Improved reliability of preset selection (If you selected Bank1/Preset3, then Bank 5/Preset 3, the second preset would not always load).
  • Fixed Footswitch Settings window (settings were not stored correctly).

DMXIS is available at local Enttec dealers for 189 EUR.

More information: Enttec

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Enttec updates DMXIS to v1.0.3

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Enttec DMXIS

Enttec has released version 1.0.3 of DMXIS, a flexible, easy to use lighting control package, specifically designed for live performers.

DMXIS is the easy way to create exciting live light shows with your Mac OS® orWindows® based computer. DMXIS was designed specifically for live performers who want to run an automated light show while performing on stage. The hardware is incredibly easy to connect up, and the software extremely simple to learn and operate, while being flexible enough to control modern intelligent light fixtures.

Changes in DMXIS v1.0.3

  • Added “Bank Tempo” control to the Preset Manager page. (See manual page 26)
  • MIDI Learn now supports 7 & 14 bit NRPN messages. (See manual page 23)
  • DMXIS now displays all 16 MIDI input channels in Ableton Live. (In the previous release, only MIDI Ch 1 was available). You can switch DMXIS banks/presets by routing Ableton clips containing Notes to Ch 15/16 (as described on page 24)
  • When the VST/Audio Unit plug-in is loaded or deleted, it does not clear the DMX channel values. The most recent DMX values will be held by the DMXIS hardware until a new preset is explicitly loaded into DMXIS. This allows you to change between songs in your audio host without plunging the audience into darkness!
  • On the Footswitch Settings window, the “Click & hold time” range can now be set to 0mS. Useful if you are using a footswitch for the “Last Preset (while held)” feature, and want immediate response to the switch being pressed.
  • Fixtures pop-up menu now uses subcategories within each manufacturer if necessary (i.e. if there are too many fixtures to fit on the screen).
  • Increased reliability of transmitted DMX data when used with certain low cost fixtures.
  • Fixed: MIDI assignments cleared with the “Forget” were not being stored on exit.

DMXIS is available at local Enttec dealers for 189 EUR.

More information: Enttec

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Russell Stoneback releases Light Guitar Audio Unit for Mac OS X

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Russell Stoneback Light Guitar

Russell Stoneback has released Light Guitar, an instrument plug-in based on the light guitar musical instrument.

This plugin reproduces the behavior of the light guitar, a musical instrument that uses light to make music, and allows you to easily customize the sound of the instrument by adjusting various parameters. Simply plug in your instrument of choice, load the plugin into Garageband (or equivalent) and enjoy.

Light Guitar features

  • Frequency Multiplier – Increase/Decrease the size of the guitar body, changing the frequency range of the instrument.
  • Resonance Type – Two different configurations were measured for the Light guitar, one that excites waves on the outer surface of the instrument and one exciting internal modes – both are included and independently selectable.
  • Instrument String – The strings on an acoustic instrument have a large effect on the instrument’s sound and the same effect applies to light instruments. However, a string for a light instrument is a coaxial cable. The real and imaginary impedance of the coaxial cable connected to the light guitar is user selectable.
  • Response Time – The impulse slider lets you change how long the light guitar alters music played through the plug-in.

Light Guitar is available as a freeware AU instrument plug-in for Mac (OS X 10.4 + Universal Binary).

More information: Russell Stoneback

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Enttec releases DMXIS

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Enttec DMXIS

Enttec (in collaboration with db audioware) has released DMXIS, a flexible, easy to use lighting control package, specifically designed for live performers.

DMXIS is the easy way to create exciting live light shows with your Mac OS or Windows based computer. DMXIS was designed specifically for live performers who want to run an automated light show while performing on stage. The hardware is incredibly easy to connect up, and the software extremely simple to learn and operate, while being flexible enough to control modern intelligent light fixtures.

DMXIS features

  • Software
    • Hardware style user interface is quick to learn and easy to use.
    • Controls any DMX-512 compatible light fixture, including classic dimmer packs, LED fixtures, and intelligent lighting (e.g. scanners & moving heads).
    • Create static looks, dynamic chases & moving effects with smooth cross-fades.
    • Intuitive tempo-based approach, for perfect synchronisation of lighting & music.
    • Runs as a standalone program, VST plug-in, or Audio Unit plug-in**.
    • Supports 512 DMX channels & unlimited number of fixtures.
  • Hardware
    • Outputs one DMX-512 universe (512 channels of control).
    • Full microprocessor control (guarantees reliable DMX operation).
    • 1500V full isolation (protects your computer).
    • 3 and 5 pin DMX outputs (compatible with any DMX-512 light fixture).
    • Powered directly from the USB cable.
    • 1/4” Footswitch input* for easy scene switching.

DMXIS is available at local Enttec dealers for 189 EUR.

Visit Enttec for more information.

*Footswitch not included.
**Plug-in is an optional feature, requires a host program which supports VST or Audio Unit plug-ins.

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