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QLab actually does a LOT more besides, check out the product website. The QLab training course is primarily for beginners to get started with programming and playback of audio and video. The training is also good for professional technicians who have yet to really get started with this kind of media playback system and want to add these skills to their CV.
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While this would work, it involves creating cues on the lighting desk, and the Qlab machine. You would also have to fire alot of cues in Qlab at once, or work out pre or post wait times in Qlab between every cue.
Wanting to change a cue would involve re-arranging the cue list and working out different cue times. As I said before, this would work, but it can and would get messy. System Overview So what have we got. Obviously the shorter the better. Heres a lovely picture. Now for the software. Timecode Preroll Im not entirely sure what to call it, but il go with pre-roll.
To get round this, you simply need to play a little timecode before you want any cues to start happening. If you are aligning it to a track like we are here, simply delaying the music track starting by a few seconds will enable the lighting desk to start reading the timecode before the music starts.
We want both the audio track and the timecode cue to be triggered at the same time. To do this, I have put them both in a group, and set the group to trigger all cues simultaneously.
But hang on, we want the timecode to start before the audio track. Lets add a pre-wait to the audio track. Ive chosen 5 seconds as this will be fine for this project.
I have also included a Stop cue. First things first make sure your console is up to date. So you can have multiple Event Lists, just like you can have multiple Cue Lists. Each event list can have different settings. Each Event acts like a cue. For every cue you enter that you want to fire via timecode will need its own event. So I have created an event list, and an Event by entering Event 1 [enter].
Heres a screengrab with my settings on it. Once again, add it if you cant see it. I had to. We now need to tie our Cue list to the Event list. See what happens. Hopefully you will see a clock in the top left of your screens showing you the timecode counting up. It will probably format it in the command bar so you can just type numbers in and see what it will look like.
You will notice the timecode value appear in the execute column on the cue list display. Another way to enter timecode into a cue is to activate Learn mode. This will let you fire the cue and it will read the timecode at the moment you press go. You can find the official documentation here from ETC on timecode and show control in general. Hopefully you can get your show to work using my steps and failing that, the document linked to above.
Timecode Tracks If you are sending a second track from Qlab, you will want to change the 01 to 02 in the starting point box in Qlab for the Timecode cue. Related posts:
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While this would work, it involves creating cues on the lighting desk, and the Qlab machine. You would also have to fire alot of cues in Qlab at once, or work out pre or post wait times in Qlab between every cue. Wanting to change a cue would involve re-arranging the cue list and working out different cue times. As I said before, this would work, but it can and would get messy. System Overview So what have we got.
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The only down side is that without paying ($4/Day) for the audio licence on QLab, I’m/you’re unable to save MIDI cues which assuming that. Crucially, I can control all of this via MIDI in Qlab, which adds important stability for the coupled with Ableton Live 9 Suite, and Qlab 3 with a Pro Audio licence. I can’t figure out how to make QLab sending “GO” to LX Console. communicate vir msc midi message (you will need a midi licence for qlab).