BetaTouch Client Version 1

Es handelt sich hierbei um eine Software, die für die Verwendung mit Touchscreens optimiert ist. Jeder Button/ Slider sendet letztlich Midi-Daten an ein beliebiges Ziel. Ausgelegt ist die ganze Nummer dahingehend, um Lichtpulte, vorzugsweise von der Firma MALighting zu steuern. Hintergrund ist die häufig anzutreffende Anforderung, dass auch Nicht-Fachleute in der Lage sein sollen, in einer Diskothek wenigstens rudimentäre Steuerungsaufgaben wahrzunehmen (Umfeld, “buntes Licht”, “Nebel” …).

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Terrassenfest 2010

In den Katakomben meines Fileservers habe ich noch Bilder von längst vergessenen Events gefunden. Eins davon ist das Terrassenfest der FH Osnabrück aus dem Jahr 2010. Zu der Zeit habe ich noch in OS gewohnt, es war also fast vor meiner Haustür. (Selbst Orte, die ‘weit weg’ sind, befinden sich in Osnabrück quasi vor Deiner Haustür; Es ist halt alles eine Frage des Maßstabs.)

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Night of the Graduates November 2014

Due to various reasons (and only some of them are cool) I haven’t done a lot of jobs as a lightjockey within the last 2 years. But destiny seems to be on my side at the moment and so I had the chance to do the lights and visuals at the ‘Graudate’s Ball 2014’ in Osnabrück. the whole event was very professionally done so it was very much like an industrial event. Dates like these are mainly characterized by a rather fixed timetabel and a somewhat limited necessity for pure creativity and next-generation-visuals. It has to work and it has to work on time. That’s why you are there, that’s what you are paid for (mostly).

 

The event already started with a delay. I had to get from Hamburg to Osnabrück and was more than an hour late even before anything happened at all. Fortunately I knew about the fact that most things were already set up at the venue. This was one of those jobs I’d like to describe as a ‘Kofferjob’. Get there, get out your Laptop and voila! No need for building up an entire stage structure, cabling etc.

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GrandMA Command Line Interface

[Update 20.10.2016] This seems to be quite an active post on this website according to the wp statistics plugin. If you are a real human being (and not a clever bot) please leave a comment below so I can see whether there are real people searching for this topic. Best regards, Andy [/Update]

 

I had this lying around for years – literally.

 

(The following pieces of information might be outdated…some of the things are recovered from my memory  – some are leftovers from handwritten documentation I made while analyzing the software. The first working version of the code dates back to the beginning of 2008…. but I did a quick check and all of the things still do work so I can’t be that wrong.)

 

I have been doing lights for concerts, disco and various parties throughout the years. Most of the times I used a GrandMA lighting desk. Either a real hardware console or the cheaper onPC version.

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