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MT Pro, 2x BCF2000, and GrandMA2

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MT Pro, 2x BCF2000, and GrandMA2

Post by Dot2Basti » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:49 pm

Hey
I cannot Open a new thread so here My Question.
Im using 2 Behringer BCF 2000 with BMT Pro and MaLighting dot2 onpc.

Everytime I have to press the Executor Button Twice to give just one command.
Just to make sure u Unterstand:
Press 1: Executor in Software ON (Led flashing on bcf; Display: "on")
Press 2: nothing Happens in software (bcf: Led off; Display: "off")
Press 3: Executor in software off (Led flashing on bcf; Display: "on")
Press 4: nothing Happens in software (bcf: Led off; Display: "off")

Perfect Solution Would be to quit Press 2 and press 4.

Do you have an idea?

Thanks for your Time

Basti

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Re: MT Pro, 2x BCF2000, and GrandMA2

Post by florian » Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:02 pm

Hi Basti,
the first post is moderated... I've moved your post to a new topic now.

Anyway, can you please post your project file? I hope then we can find out why you need to press the Executor button twice.
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Florian

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Re: MT Pro, 2x BCF2000, and GrandMA2

Post by Dot2Basti » Tue Dec 27, 2016 3:42 pm

Hello Florian,
sorry for the late answer, I was longer on tour than expected.

Important to know is that i didn´t use GMA2. I use MA Lighting Dot2 on PC. This is a new software of MA Lighting almost 2 or 3 Years published.

Here my showfile of BMTPro with the mentioned problems.
Maybe there is a config problem with the BC Manager of Behringer.

(2x Behringer BCF 2000 + Dot 2 on PC)

Thanks for your help in advance.
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Re: MT Pro, 2x BCF2000, and GrandMA2

Post by florian » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:17 am

sorry for the very late reply, we've been swamped for the last weeks.
I've had a look at your project file, but I don't know exactly what the BCF2000's are sending.

I don't know which button is the executor button, so let's take as an example translator 16: Button 1 Rechts (201):
It translates Raw MIDI "B0 50 7F" to raw MIDI "90 50 7F". You translate a control change #80 with max value 127 to a Note On on note 80 with velocity 127. One problem I see here is that you never send a Note Off message. Because you're only interested in momentary commands, you could just send the Note Off, too:

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Incoming: raw MIDI "B0 50 7F" 
Outgoing: raw MIDI "90 50 7F 90 50 00"
Note that sending a Note On with 0 velocity is equivalent to sending a Note Off command.

Most other buttons, you're using this scheme:
Raw MIDI "B0 4F pp" to raw MIDI "90 4F pp"
It reacts on control change #79 messages with any value and translates it to a Note On with velocity set to the value of the control change. Now sometimes, buttons will send a CC with value 127 on press, and the same CC with value 0 when released. If that's the case with the BCF2000, you will end up sending Note On with velocity 127 and then Note On with velocity 0 on releasing the button -- which is Note Off, so everything's fine.
If the BCF only sends on pressing the button (or alternates), I'd recommend to change the scheme of buttons to this:

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Incoming: raw MIDI "B0 4F pp" 
Outgoing: raw MIDI "90 4F 7F 90 4F 00"
Let me know how that works!
Regards,
Florian

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