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.
      Links:
      http://www.enttec.com/
      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