TTap tempo for shapes on a Pearl 2000

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Mystic
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TTap tempo for shapes on a Pearl 2000

Postby Mystic » 23 Jan 2005, 22:23

I am a happy owner of a pearl 2000 that i use for rock concert lighting but i have a small question that triggers my mind everytime i deal with shapes.

When running a chase i usually use the tap tempo to set the speed of the chase before launching it so i can adapt to the band and synchronize the chase with the music. (what i do which is not the simplest way to do it i think is : raise the fader a bit, tap tempo, stop the chase, raise fader full and then press go to synchronize with music).

Here comes my quesiton : how can i use the similar tap tempo feature when dealing with shapes. As an exmaple i have a tilt swing and i want the beams to be up on one beat and down on the next, but there is no tap tempo for shapes (or i don't know it). so how can i do this to adapt the speed of a shape when running a show ?

thanks for your help,
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Postby niclights » 24 Jan 2005, 03:41

There are currently no functions that allow control of shape speed/size other than by fader (using timed+mode 2).
:idea: A useful improvement would be the option to 'connect' to shape faders and have wheel control. It may then be feasible to have a tap convert to a speed value. :idea:
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Postby Mystic » 25 Jan 2005, 17:12

Is there a wish list for new features to be added in the next release of the software ? so i can add this one to the list... I'm sure it's not that hard to develop :)
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Postby Mystic » 26 Jan 2005, 18:50

Well after reading the wishlist post, i throught a bit more about it and it might be more complex than expected in fact. here are a few problem i see :

Which shape to connect when there are multiple shapes in one memory ?

What to do when there is shapes AND chase on a submaster ?

Infact the good solution in my point of view would be to have a special value in the speed choice of the shape in the program mode entitled "TAP" meaning that the speed will be taken from the tap tempo when in run mode.
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Postby niclights » 26 Jan 2005, 20:00

Actually I covered the chase+shape issue. This can be overcome simply by having another softbutton in the connect menu to select what the wheels are altering.
The issue with multiple shapes I did consider, but this is no different to assigning speed and or size to timed/mode 2 which globally affects all shapes in a PB.

I don't for one minute suggest this is easy to implement, but I don't see it being a problem operationally.

Your idea of tap may work, but currently tap requires you to be connected to a chase.... The above would be a more logical solution IMO, with the relatively easy addition of tap functionality, and also more useful to many people (I have had a lot of people ask for this feature) - I'm not sure so many people would want to use tap for shapes, but definitely worth having.

Maybe you should post as such in that thread? That's what it's for!

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