Using QLab 3, Left Coast Mac programmed a continuous video wall controller for Axon’s Seattle office lobby. Using event automation via AppleScript and OSC controls to control the startup, running, and shutdown of the video wall on a daily basis, the installation has been running continuously since summer of 2015. More here.
Utilizing node-RED, QLab can responsd to hash tags, text strings, etc via OSC messages and UDP packets. This is useful for audience-interactive installations, lobby displays, etc. Dependencies: QLab node-RED node-red-contrib-osc Once the necessary software are installed, use the following to create a node-RED flow that listens for Twitter hash tags, text strings, or both, and […]
At some point along the way (I can’t remember when…), Apple removed authentication security from the ad hoc network function “Create a network…” in the Wi-Fi setup. I use ad hoc networks to link up mobile devices to Macs running Max, QLab, Isadora, etc, and not being able to lock up the network is a […]
Make a texting applet for QLab and QDisplay – Created to solve the problem of verbal communication between a mix engineer and wireless engineer during performances. Using AppleScript, QLab and QDisplay, create a non-verbal communication method to allow the A2 to warn the A1 of wireless mic dropouts, and the A1 to acknowledge receipt without getting […]
Controlling Sonic Pi from QLab – Use Sonic Pi to generate pre-show music for your designs. Sonic Pi, created by Sam Aaron at Cambridge University, is a fantastic live-coding music synth utilizing Ruby script and the SuperCollider synth engine. Originally developed for the Raspberry Pi platform, it is also available, free, on Windows, Mac OS X and desktop Linux. […]