Sunlite Suite 2
Console (MIDI, DMX, EasyRemote)
Almost everything in Sunlite Suite 2 can be controlled by almost any MIDI or DMX controller. You can use the console editor to create an image of your own controller. See the console editor topic for more information.
If you are using MIDI, the software first needs to be told which MIDI port to read from. This can be set within the Software Preferences.
Mapping MIDI controls to the MIDI console
Right click here(1) to create a new console preset, then right click here (2)to load your controller. If your controller is not listed, you will need to build your own console with the console editor, or map your controls to a similar console.
Many of the pre-built consoles are mapped, however in some circumstances you will need to map each button/dial/fader on your controller to the console in the software.
1. Right click the button you want to link to your controller
2. Select the Setup tab
3. Either enter the parameters in yourself or if you are using a MIDI controller, select "Auto Setup MIDI" and move the corresponding fader/dial/button on your MIDI controller
Each command and the corresponding fader can be viewed by clicking here(1). When all links are in view, the console can look confusing. Select solo(2) to view the selected control only.
Assigning a MIDI command to a button
To assign a console command to a button:
1. Shift+Right click the desired scene
2. Select "Link to Console"
3. Select the desired action (activate the button, change the dimmer of the button etc..)
4. Select "Click on the Console Window" and select the relevant button inside the console window. If you have a MIDI controller connected, move the relevant fader/button on your controller.
One command on the controller can be used to activate a variety of different commands within the software. For example, you could assign a dial to automatically control the speed of several movement buttons.
Commands can be edited by right clicking on the relevant button on the console. Here we can set a minimum and maximum value to trigger the command. In the example below, when the input value reaches 47, the sequence will be at maximum speed.
The console can also be used to control parts of the software's graphical interface. These commands can be found inside the Edit tab.