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Access to Num-Pad

To access the Num-Pad:

  • mouse: click [Num-Pad]

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  • keyboard: press [P]

Using the Num-Pad

Virtual Numerical keyboard

Num-Pad is designed to set channel levels with a touch screen or with a mouse. For the most part it replicates the numeric keypad on the keyboard.

  • [UP] and [DOWN] perform the same function as the mouse wheel, or level + and level -, changing the levels in 1% increments in percent mode, or 1 dmx step in 255 mode.
  • [AT] is equivalent to [ENTER]
  • [+] and [-] adds or subtracts a channel from the selection set.
  • [.] enables you to create point cues (1.5 100.9 etc) or times (seeTime window)
  • [ALL] selects all lighting channels, equivalent to pressing [Y].
  • [INV] selects all lighting channels not selected, equivalent to pressing [U].
  • [TO] enables you to call a series of channels, equivalent to pressing [tab]. Select the first channel, then click [TO] on the Num-Pad. [TO] will be highlighted. Now select the last channel of the selection.
  • [COPY] copies all levels from the selected channels, equal to [Cntl-C]
  • [PASTE] pastes the previously copied channels, equal to [Cntl-V]

For further details about selecting a channel, see Channel space

The selection set created in the Num-Pad appears in the feedback area of the screen.

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Level Wheel

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This wheel is specially created for midi devices, especially those with rotary encoders, like on a BCF or a UC-33.

This wheel sets the channel levels for selected channels both in stage and in Blind.

It has two modes:

  • mode [A] for an Absolute level
  • mode [R] for a Relative level

To select which mode the wheel is to be set to is done by clicking the wheel mode box, which toggles between [A] and [R].

Eventually you will be able to use this wheel with the mouse, but only in Absolute mode.

Absolute mode for an encoder like the UC-33 and others, with physical stop points left and right

A slider, or a rotary knob has by default a start point, and an end point: minimum and maximum. In midi, 0 and 127. This limitation is physical for absolute controls.

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If your midi device has fixed stop sliders or rotaries, you can only work in Absolute mode.

Channels selected will receive the level of the midi controller converted to a percent.

This level will replace the previous level of the channel(s).

Manually set a channel at 70% and by slightly touching your control you will transfer its level directly to the channel.

Here the channels are set at 92/100 (118/127 converted to a percent):

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Relative mode for rotaries of the BCF/BCR and others that are endless rotary encoders

Certain devices have these endless controls.

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They deliver a signal that can be set inside of the midi device

  • in absolute mode: fading is done from 0 to 127
  • in relative mode: each turn to the left will send alternatively 127 then 126, and each turn to the right 1 then 2 value.

This happens instantly without fading.

The behavior of the rotary fashion in Absolute or Relative is done on the midi device.

To program a BCF2000 rotary in Relative mode ( manipulations inside the Behringer device ) :

  • Make sure [EDIT] is held down and move the rotary that you want to edit
  • the screen will show the number of the encoder (E1 if it is the first one)
  • release the [EDIT] button
  • move the rotary controlling [MODE] and choose [REL1]
  • Be sure not to adjust other rotaries because in edit mode they are all accessible to change.
  • Push [EDIT] again to get out of the editing mode.
  • Finally, if your edit is functioning, push [STORE] two times to record inside the Behrinhger.

In White Cat, set the level wheel to relative mode:

Each channel selected will decrease or increase from one step, receiving the relative pulse. Relative mode produces the same effect as using the [UP] and [DOWN] arrow keys

Selecting a channel and setting it at 11% and then moving the rotary to the left will decrease the selected channels in 1% increments:

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Midi Assignment

Certain midi devices have numeric keys that send midi, such as the Evolution UC-33.

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NumPad is completely assignable in midi.

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Interfacing with tablets and phones

For iPhone/iPad and Pod, see iCat for iPod/iPhone/iPad, based Fantastick] Software]. If you do not want to use Fantastick iOS or Android, you can use third-party software emitting midi to create a remote control: [[http://charlie-roberts.com/Control/|Control of Charlie Roberts, OSC Touch are just a few useful examples.

You can use Banger to emulate the keyboard. Each of the 127 bangers can be assigned to a MIDI note.

MIDI assignment to the level wheel

To assign a midi signal to the level wheel:

  • select [MIDI CFG] tab inside [MENU CFG]
  • check you are receiving a signal from your device
  • check Solo in [Midi Affectations]
  • move the rotary you are planning to use
  • click level wheel in White Cat (when the mouse is over it, it should be outlined in red)
  • close the [MIDI CFG]

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MidiOut

This small circle enables you to send the level of the wheel to the Midi Out port.

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See Midi Configuration and Midi Assignments.

num-pad_eng.txt · Dernière modification: 2014/11/22 22:16 par 174.61.171.90