QS with AKAI APC40

Discussion in 'Lasershow Designer QuickShow' started by DJ MATTY, Aug 13, 2014.


    DJ MATTY Member

    I just got Quick Show and installed it on my laptop, and a brand new AKAI APC40 controller.
    Where is some instructions on how to hook this up and get it running ?
    Thank you
  2. Aaron@Pangolin

    Aaron@Pangolin Staff Member

    QuickShow has MIDI input abilities but they are limited compared to our professional software platform BEYOND.

    The main limitation that is noticeable is the cues in QS are only selectable by mouse or keyboard input; most of the other controls, X/Y size, X/Y/Z rotation, whole frame, single color change can be controlled by MIDI input. To control these by MIDI you will just hit a “Learnâ€￾ button in the MIDI settings next to the “Controlâ€￾ and then hit the button, slide the slider, or twist the knob you want to assign to that control feature. To get a MIDI controller's notes to control cue selection you need a 3rd party MIDI converter to convert the MIDI notes to keystrokes.

    There are many MIDI translators out there; a few have been mentioned here on our Pangolin User forum. Here is a specific thread for QuickShow MIDI control: http://www.pangolin.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1502&highlight=MIDI.