Bone box convert pc to note?

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I want to use a guitar multi effects midi pedal to send midi notes to a lighting console.

Can the bone box convert program changes to midi notes?

sorry if it’s a noob question but been searching high and low for answers without any joy….

thanks!

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April 10, 2019 1:25 pm
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Hi Steve,

Thanks a million for such great support. I tried the new project which explains the ports more which I was struggling with. I was trying the thru with swallow in a more complex setup and will re visit this shortly.
The startup issue remained but was fixed when I went rolled back to the release version of the firmware.

Thanks again!

Best,
Ned

 

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April 27, 2019 11:22 pm

Glad to have helped! Hopefully we will see the fix to 1.4 soon. I thing a few BomeBoxes must have made it through the door with the 1.4 firmware. Sorry you got caught in this!

As far as MIDI thru routes.

If you have one set everything gets through unless

1) A translator executes outgoing action AND swallow is set for that given incoming trigger.

If swallow is not set it gets through
If the outgoing action is aborted (ie exit rules skip outgoing action) it gets through.

The second one has burned me before. Easy to forget. Consequently I usually go the path of total control and do everything in translators which is my personal preference unless I want to be lazy.

Steve

( at April 27, 2019 11:33 pm)
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Hi,

I made the following changes.

I added an input alias called  “Guitar Multi Effects Pedal”

I added an output alias called “Lighting Console”

I assigned aliases to each but you will need to re-assign them to your actual devices upon first time use. After that MT Pro will remember them. You will also need to do this for first time use only on BomeBox too.

I then checked the incoming and outgoing aliases check boxes at the project level so that it would open the desired ports when starting.

I removed your MIDI thru route of BMT1->BMT1 , since in your project file you are doing everything through translators. Notes that since you did not have “Swallow” set on output, both the translated messages PC->Note and untranslated messages  PC->PC were getting through. I don’t think this was your intent.

If you want all messages without a translator to go through untouched, then you will need to add a route between “Guitar Multi Effects Pedal” and “Lighting Console”. If you do this, you should also set “Swallow” on existing translators if you don’t want the original message to also pass through.

Give this a try. If you still have problems, then downgrade your BomeBox firmware to 1.3.2 and try again. We found some issues with 1.4 (which was actually not released) so that could also be causing issues.

Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist
bome@sniz.biz

 

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April 27, 2019 8:54 pm
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Hi Steve,

Please find the project file attached.

Best,

Ned

 

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April 27, 2019 8:23 pm
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Yes, indeed this is possible however in addition to BomeBox you will need to purchase Bome MIDI Translator Pro.  Bome MIDI Translator Pro allows you to create custom “Translator” to convert any MIDI message to any other MIDI message and runs on PC and Mac.  The process is to develop the translators on a PC and Mac and once you have it working to upload the project file to BomeBox for execution there where a computer will then no longer be necessary.

For MT Pro, here is a tutorial showing converting  a CC to Note. It is similar to what you would do for PC to note.

https://youtu.be/VmAS-hjuj9g

 

Once you get the project running you upload it to BomeBox. Here is a tutorial that show how to do this. If you look at 3:17 it shows the upload/transfer of a project file to the BomeBox.

Actually this may be a better example as it also show building the mapping.

https://youtu.be/cSAzD3G8Z0Q

Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist
bome@sniz.biz

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April 10, 2019 4:10 pm

Did you get this taken care of OK? Is so please mark as resolved. If not, let me know where you are?

( at April 11, 2019 1:53 pm)
Hi Steve, I have managed to get this to work now. I do have a problem with the BOME Box though… My project works as programmed after loading it via Web admin and I can convert the program changes to midi notes and the scenes change on the lighting desk but if the BOME Box is restarted or power cycled the project seems to be loaded but no midi is sent to the lighting desk. I have found that if I then close and then re open the project using an iPad or desktop through Web admin the project then works as expected. This is not convenient for me when I am setting up for gigs so is there anything I can do to get the ports or project working on startup without the need to reload the project? Best regards, Ned
( at April 27, 2019 7:50 pm)

Hi Ned,

Could you share your project? I will have a look.
What version of BomeBox Firmware are you running? You should see it on the home page of BomeBox once you log in, or on the settings page.

If you are not using the latest version, you can download and install it from the link below:

https://www.bome.com/products/bomebox

Scroll down. The latest is 1.3.2

Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist
bome@sniz.biz

( at April 27, 2019 8:18 pm)

Hi Steve,
It shows Firmware: 1.4 (MT-BBOX10-0101-37177).
I will post the project in a reply below.
Best,
Ned

( at April 27, 2019 8:22 pm)