Question about Beyond MIDI output

Discussion in 'Lasershow Designer BEYOND' started by Stuka, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. Stuka

    Stuka Well-Known Member

    One of the things I really like about LD2000 Showtime is the ability to create MIDI output events using standard recognizable MIDI commands such as note on/ off, program change, CC commands, etc. This makes it relatively easy to use the Pangolin software as the source for MIDI commands for other external software and hardware packages.

    I realize PangoScript supports MIDI output, but having to know and/or decipher MIDI hex commands, instead of the recognizable note, program, and CC commands makes, makes it a very difficult feature to use for non-programmers, IMHO.

    Any chance future iterations of Beyond will address MIDI output with conventional MIDI nomenclature, instead of hving to know hex code to use the feature?


  2. ENOT

    ENOT Software Developer Staff Member

    Hi Randy,

    Yes, no doubt it must be done better than now. As soon as time will allow, we will work on it. Thanks for pointing on.

    Best Regards,
  3. LaserJ

    LaserJ Member


    Has anything been done with this?
  4. jb0815

    jb0815 Member

    How to enable midi out

    Hi Alexey,

    I'd like just to configure Beyond to send out a midi note when clicked a cue in the main grid. I loaded a APC40 template to have a mapping but I don' actally want to connect it, use a midi loop driver instead to send the output to another application.
    I configured midi and tried several options but with only partial effect. When I enable midi out using the settings as shown in the attached files I get some initial outputs in the midi monitor but and after clicking ONE cue , there's no further output.

    In "main grid midi surface settings" I tried options "Send on click" as well as "Send cell" which send an output for one time, but when I click "ok" it seems to not activate output (is that ony for testing while beeing in that menu ?)

    Furthermore in midi out monitor the notes are marked as "blocked", (what does it mean ?)

    What's wrong with my configuration ?

    Regards Peter

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Apr 10, 2016
  5. ENOT

    ENOT Software Developer Staff Member

    Lets talk a bit about what exactly you need to do. Do you need MIDI out when click on any cell of the grid, or exact cell, or some cue. Should it be same note, or note with cue index? And, does it somehow related to fact of cue start or stop, or... just mouse down? or, is it mouse only, or press on the cell? Please think for a second and specify what exactly you should have. What version of BEYOND do you use?

  6. jb0815

    jb0815 Member

    Hi Alexey, sorry for my late reply.

    well I just want to synchronize start and stop of a certain queue with a function of another software, (for example start/stop a video clip or composition in Resolume 5, when starting or stopping a certain queue in Beyond )

    If a mouse click detection has to be used or another mechanism to trigger the midi note output when starting/stopping the queue doesn't matter for me.
    Furthermore If the queue has to be addresed by a cell grid index or a queue label or what ever doesn't matter as well.
    Maybe addressing by label would be more general since a queue can be moved to another cell.

    My Beyond version is 2.1 Ultimate Build 834

    Does this answer your question ?

    Best Regards

    Last edited: Apr 23, 2016
  7. ENOT

    ENOT Software Developer Staff Member

    Hi Peter,

    The simplest method is in Cue Properties dialog there is a panel for cue start stop and cue stop script. If happen exactly when you start or stop the cue (it is not same as click). And, it is cue properties, it independent from cue place in the grid. Hopefully it will work for you.

  8. jb0815

    jb0815 Member

    Hi Alexey,
    does ist mean I have to make a script for each queue for sending a midi note for start/ stop event ?
    If so, what is the code to send a midi note ?
    Or did I misunderstand something ?


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