[PD] Pd & a lighting console

Malte Steiner steiner at block4.com
Mon Feb 7 17:18:37 CET 2005

Alexandre Quessy wrote:
> Hi list !
> I am looking for a way to control 3 lights (red, green and blue) with 
> Pd. I first thought of using variable resistances with the spots, but 
> then I thought a digital lighting console could do the job better and 
> easier.
> Did someone have a succesful experience with this ? Is it the best way 
> to do it ? If not, what else should I use. And if so, do I need an 
> external or an other software to control the console ?

just some hint dropping:

The light protocol is called DMX, its the Midi in the light world. There 
are USB/DMX adapters out so I guess google is your friend.

on the otherhand there are also light consoles which also takes Midi/in 
so you can control lights direct or by program/change settings. That is 
the easier way I guess because it doesn't include a possible DMX / 
external of which I dont know if it exists.



Malte Steiner
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