Using Max/MSP to fire Light Cues


    Dec 12 2006 | 2:43 am
    Hi, I have just started to explore Max/MSP this semester and one of our projects that we are trying to accomplish is using Max/MSP respond to a room full a people who would start off being very quiet and gradually get louder. There vocals would be picked up by a microphone and that acoustical signal would be converted into a MIDI signal through Max/MSP and that signal would be sent to our expression light board. What we want to have happen is once the audience gets to a certain level a light cue will fire that will take the lights out. Now being new to Max/MSP I don't know if this is possible our where is should even start. I thought I would ask everybody on this forum and see if anybody could give me any good ideas. I appreciate any help you can give me,
    Thanks

    • Dec 12 2006 | 4:24 am
    • Dec 12 2006 | 11:28 am
      Hi Jason,
      You could get your university/school/college to buy a dmx interface like to enttec usbpro (+ dmxusbpro externals) - I used one with a powerbook+expression (emphasis) setup and it worked well. Maybe start with a "dry" setup first, just your computer and a microphone, and when you are happy with triggering events by certain features of your sound add your dmx control as a next step. Don't be afraid of the tutorials, you will get to your first working patch in just a few hours.
      Cheers Gregor
      Am 12.12.2006 um 02:43 schrieb Jason Ducat:
      > > Hi, I have just started to explore Max/MSP this semester and one of > our projects that we are trying to accomplish is using Max/MSP > respond to a room full a people who would start off being very > quiet and gradually get louder. There vocals would be picked up by > a microphone and that acoustical signal would be converted into a > MIDI signal through Max/MSP and that signal would be sent to our > expression light board. What we want to have happen is once the > audience gets to a certain level a light cue will fire that will > take the lights out. Now being new to Max/MSP I don't know if this > is possible our where is should even start. I thought I would ask > everybody on this forum and see if anybody could give me any good > ideas. I appreciate any help you can give me, > > Thanks > -- > Jason Ducat