I recently assisted Chris Walker with Holiday Inn at the 5th Avenue Theatre, where I set up a MIDI-controlled relay array for LED/solenoid valve effects in "Let's Say It With Firecrackers". As this was rented equipment from the Broadway production (Roundabout Theatre at Studio 54), the challenge was to do a bit of reverse engineering, as … Continue reading Stage Effects with QLab
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.
UPDATE 7/10/17 - Check out the contributed module from Sam Levey, with nodes to control QLab via OSC messages and a node to control node-red from QLab: https://www.npmjs.com/package/node-red-contrib-qlab This eliminates some steps from the method described below. ORIGINAL: Utilizing node-RED, QLab can respond to hash tags, text strings, etc via OSC messages and UDP packets. … Continue reading Control QLab with Twitter
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 … Continue reading Make a texting applet for QLab and QDisplay
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. … Continue reading Qlab->Terminal->SonicPi