this week end I worked on a sound / light creation, using a max patch to drive 8 sunstrips, 2 strobs, 4 blinders lights.
The way I did it is building the interface with faders (pretty much the same as a light console, with a few twist like LFOs …), storing the presets with a preset object, and then sequencing the presets from ableton live.
I use a midi to dmx little box I bought from Interface Z, and it worked like a charm (this box takes Midi CCs and just transform them into DMX signals, so basically multiply by 2 the MIDI CC).
It all worked allright and it was tight, I didn’t notice any lag or bug, but I’m wondering if my system is OK if I have to drive larger lighting setups, with a much larger number of parameters (Which I’ll have to do really soon).
I know nothing about jitter matrixes, but do you think it would be a better solution to use matrixes to store large numbers of parameters ?
I love the preset object and the way it works with the pattrstorage system, also the ability to morph from a preset to another is great, but is it as fast as storing and recalling data into tables or matrixes ?
If someone can share some experience here, that would be great.