Using BOME to control OBS / Streamlabs OBS?

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Hi,

I stream on twitch, and I’m looking for a way control OBS (streaming software) from my drums. Run a TD9 kit through a midi to USB cable to my PC.
I picked up Bome Classic to translate drum pad hits to keystroke combinations (CTRL+SHIFT+O that kinda thing) to trigger effects and such in my streaming program.

But I’ve hit a brick wall and I Can’t see where the issue is, so I figured I’d ask you guys for help:

If I have something like notepad focused I can see the pad trigger the keystrokes.
If I have OBS focused, nothing happens.
Assuming I’d messed up the shortcuts I manually tried it through the keyboard, and the shortcuts work, but as soon as I do it through Bome/my drums nothing happens… well sometimes it works, but not reliably. And I don’t know why.

Any ideas / help?

Thank you

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October 14, 2018 12:43 am
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Hi I tested this with OBS Studio 22.0.2 and my Midi Fighter twister and as long as the OBS Studio Window was focused it worked fine.  I used quick transition cut as my shortcut with Cntl(Alt(F5)).

 

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October 17, 2018 4:14 pm

Yeah I went back to OBS Studio, and you’re right, when focused it works a treat! StreamLabs OBS even when focused doesn’t register the translated keystrokes. However, I only need one OBS to work, so Studio it is. Thanks.

( at October 17, 2018 7:05 pm)
I got it to work maybe about 1 out of 10 time on Streamlabs OBS. Maybe that is why they call it Beta release. My guess is that the keystroke combination occurs faster than Streamlabs OBS can handle. Maybe if you have separate translators set a few milliseconds apart with the same incoming MIDI action it would work Control Down Alt Down F5 Down F5 Up Alt Up Control Up Too much trouble for me to test this.
( at October 17, 2018 10:02 pm)

Yeah. All that’s a lot of effort. I’m gonna stick to OBS Studio where it works reliably.
Thanks for all your help folks.

( at October 18, 2018 3:12 pm)
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Hi, it is possible your OBS software is directly reading the keyboard instead of going through the keyboard driver. Not all applications will work if they do not use the standard keyboard drivers. This is kind of a “trial and error” type of thing.  I you are on Windows, you could try Bome MIDI Translator Pro version and use injected keystrokes to see if that works for you. You can try the trial version for free (20 minute timeout for each session) and then if it works for you, decide if you want to buy the professional version.

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

 

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October 14, 2018 2:09 am

I may give that a shot (but my budget is severely limited if it proves to work).
I’ve used ROCCAT Powergrid to do the same thing when gaming and that works fine, but again I don’t know the mechanism by which it inserts the keystrokes.
I have another version of OBS to try tomorrow, and I ‘ll try with the pro version too to see how that fares.
Thanks.

( at October 14, 2018 2:20 am)

OK, good luck!
Steve Caldwell
Bome Q and A Moderator and
Independent Bome Consultant/Specialist
bome@sniz.biz

( at October 14, 2018 2:37 am)
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