8.5. Tab “MIDI/DMX”

Please also see chapter 2.5.3 about DMX (Hardware and Driver).

Fig.91 tab midi dmx
Fig.91: Options Window, Tab “Midi/DMX”


8.5.1. Print Width (or Height) for 1 octave

The width and height per octave for the printout of the key assignments for the MIDI-keyboard can be specified here. As standard, 5 octaves are printed per page, together with small thumbnails of the figures. The values can be changed to make the printout fit keyboards with smaller keys as well.


8.5.2. Selected MIDI-Port

The MIDI-device that shall be used can be specified with the button “Change”. See details on the configuration of the MIDI device in chapter 12.2.


8.5.3. Setup MIDI input routing

Please see a detailed description of the MIDI setup in chapter 12.2.


8.5.4. DMX-Channels

This option specifies the maximum number of DMX-input and -output channels in use. Reducing the number of channels can improve the performance of the software; however most of the modern computers should be able to handle all channels without any performance issues at all. Maximum are 512 channels.


8.5.5. DMX-Ports (Input and Output)

“DMX-Ports” provides configuration options for the input and output DMX devices. It is possible to use different hardware for input and output. The incoming DMX values can also be routed to either the Timeline window, the Live window or set to automatic select, depending on opened windows (if opened, routing goes to the Live window, if it’s closed the routing goes to the Timeline).


8.5.6. DMX through

DMX trough allows for daisy-chaining DMX signals through the software. This means that one DMX interface receives a DMX signal and the other interface re-outputs it. Thus it is e.g. possible to transfer DMX signals from one rig to another one using the convenient LAN connection of the ShowNET interfaces.
It is also possible to use the “start-channel” setting to offset the DMX values and thus shift the whole DMX signal on transmission.


8.5.7. DMX input offset

The DMX input offset specifies the start channel Laserworld Showeditor uses for DMX input signal reception. This is comparable to Addressing a lighting fixture; it is giving Laserworld Showeditor a “DMX Start Address”. The higher the offset value, the less overall channels are available for control, so it is suggested to not specify a too high offset value.


8.5.8. Input Interval when Laser Output is stopped (running)

The input intervals in ms define the repetition frequency of the DMX-input signal. To avoid irritation of the laser control signal, two values can be specified: Live Shows with DMX it is recommended to use short intervals for both - running and stop – is recommended (test the behaviour with different values!).


8.5.9. Ignore Size Control

It is possible to create a single beam via DMX with the size control channels. To prevent this, this option can be activated. If checked, all channels that may result in single beams are deactivated. The option is activated as default.


8.5.10. DMX Input Routing

Please see a detailed description of the DMX setup in chapter 13.1.