I’m thinking of adding a DMX controller for our 5 piece rock n roll band. Our drummer has some LED auto changing wash lights and a moving beam light which looked nice in standalone mode, but I’m sure we can make more of a show by having them coordinated to our songs.
I don’t know very much about lighting yet, but from reading around, here’s what I think I want to do! Am I on the right track?
- Get DMXIS plugin with the USB interface and run it as a VST within a rack in C3.
Questions:- Is there other software I should consider? Is running DMXIS as a VST better than running a different standalone app and sending it MIDI commands via a loopback midi port?
How best to then set up the different scenes in C3? At the moment I have all the songs loaded in the setlist , several just have a single state, others have a “solo” state. Only a couple of songs are fully separated into Intro, Verse, Chorus, Solo, Outtro etc?
I imagine that the lighting “preset” may change at different times to the “verse” “chorus”, so not sure song states are the best for this?
Maybe mapping the DMXIS scene preset to a rack state would be better, then using a binding in the song from a foot switch or button to a particular rack state?
Or what about just sending MIDI to the DMXIS plugin from a binding in the song. The plugin would then select the correct scene.
As well as sorting the technology, I then need to research how to use the lighting effectively. Any links or tips much appreciated.