Our LASER MIDI COMMANDER has been designed to allow simply, intuitively running laser-lightshow software, such as Pangolin® Quickshow, and combines the utterly limitless variability of high-performance laser-lightshow software with intuitively operable hardware in a single control panel.
Since the layout of its front panel is modeled on Pangolin® Quickshow’s user interface, anyone familiar with the latter will immediately find themselves at home with unit’s controls. Its facility for connecting an analog foot pedal for controlling its master brightness control keeps ambitious light jockeys’ hands free for accurately synchronizing the laser system and other lighting equipment to the beat.
We now offer you the opportunity to intuitively control the execution of laser-control software, such as Pangolin® Quickshow, in real time using hardware faders and regulators, without having to constantly refer to onscreen displays. Our LASER MIDI COMMANDER comes equipped with more than sixty, freely configurable, digital, rotary encoders equipped with key functions, a master fader, and an analog foot pedal.
From now on, your lightshow operator can intuitively control live lightshow operation using our LASER MIDI COMMANDER.
A pair of midi patches for Pangolin® Quickshow permanently incorporated into the unit allow immediately launching your show, without need for making extensive settings. The unit can also handle another four midi patches and memories, which means that it may immediately be used with any other midi-compatible software. It may be rapidly, intuitively switched between the various midi patches or quick keys via its built-in, graphics display. Yet another feature is that its keys may be virtually arbitrarily grouped. Every key may be configured as a note, control-change, or program-change key. Keys may also be allocated to rotary encoders, in which case, the keys involved will then transfer, e.g., the value of their associated control-change parameter, when pressed.
Our LASER MIDI COMMANDER provides means for making a wide variety of user settings, such as scan rate, scan speed, color selections, X/Y/Z‑angles, X/Y/Z‑rotations, projected-image dimensions, image fade-in and fade-out, all of which may be interactively remote controlled in real time.
Its master brightness setting is controlled by a high-quality fader and foot pedal.
· Sixty freely configurable keys equipped with pilot-LEDs capable of transmitting midi notes, control changes, and program changes
· Twelve freely configurable, rotary encoders capable of transmitting control changes, each with key functions that are also capable of transmitting midi notes, control changes, and program changes
· A freely configurable, master fader capable of handling control changes
· A connector for interfacing a freely configurable foot pedal capable of transmitting control changes
· A pair of factory-preprogrammed midi patches for Pangolin® Quickshow
· Four user patches that may be arbitrarily modified
· A user-presettable, global, midi channel
· A key-grouping function, under which, pressing any key of a group will automatically disable all other keys of that group
· Programmable allocation of keys to encoders, under which, pressing a key will assign the current value of the key’s control-change parameter to the encoder to which it is allocated, where the current value may then be changed, thereby precluding jumps in its current value
· Programmable default values and activation values for the encoders, where pressing an encoder will return it to its “normal status,” e.g., its central position, clockwise limit stop, or counterclockwise limit stop.
· User-adjustable display brightness and contrast
· A USB‑port
· No driver necessary when running under Windows