Had to check this out...
For anyone looking at controlling SL commands and/or switches from a separate touch screen, here are some directions and an example.
The remote (screen) control program is the MIDI Buttons from AVD, free downloadable here: http://www.audiovisualdevices.com.au/so ... /index.php
The system needs a virtual MIDI interlink program (enabling MIDI communication between different MIDI programs running on the same computer).
There are many out there, I picked LoopBe1, free downloadable here: http://www.nerds.de/en/download.html
Note: The following was tested on a computer with only one screen (regular – non touch)
but should run just as well with split screen setup, with the additional screen being a touch screen.
First, download and install MIDI Buttons and LoopBe1.
Run LoopBe1. There are no special settings to it. It resides in the system tray and is added as a MIDI port option in any program that is MIDI related.
Next, run MIDI Buttons. Right click enters the different global settings of the panel and those of the specific button that was clicked.
In the configuration menu, select ‘Output 1’ and choose ‘LoopBe Internal MIDI’ option as the output device.
In Sunlite, make sure to enable MIDI input (Controller -> Starting parameters -> Audio/MIDI -> Tick the middle box)
Now this is a matter of assigning the correct channel and note numbers on both the MIDI Buttons buttons, and the corresponding button or function in SL.
Here’s an example of creating a flash button in MIDI Buttons to trigger the ‘Chase’ switch in the Master page of SL.
Selecting the ‘Chase’ button -> opening its Button Setting window -> selecting the Trigger menu: enabling MIDI notes,
setting the Channel and Note numbers, as well as enabling the Flash function.
Now, at the MIDI Buttons panel, select the button you wish to trigger the above chase, right click and choose Button Properties and set the parameters.
For flash operation choose the Press/Release option and set the Press and the Release parameters separately (Note On & Note Off):
The Button Press/Note On parameters:
The Button Release/Note Off parameters:
That’s it. Works great. Repeat the above for every button.
Hope this helped,