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Topic: The Advanced Freestyler integration thread - Page: 3
I am coming in to this late but I am having issues with running Freestyler and Virtual DJ together on the same machine when I have more than one midi device.

This is only an issue with certain controllers and when I am going out with a single laptop setup.

Example setup and the problems.

AKAI mini as MIDI controller to Freestyler - all mapped through freestyler and works perfectly - except -

when I start virtual DJ - it tries to take over the AKAI mini and things stop working plus I get subscript errors and so on.

Also, Virtual DJ often resets my complete setup when I plug in an MCX8000.

I dont really have a solution so any help or pointers would be great - thanks

Posted Mon 27 Nov 17 @ 3:08 pm
With Freestyler closed start VirtualDJ and go to Controllers tab.
Select your Akai and from the drop down menu on the right select IGNORE
Close VirtualDJ
Start Freestyler and configure it's MIDI ports to use your AKAI
Start VirtualDJ.
VirtualDJ should NOT try to take over Akai now, since it's set to ignore it

PS: Generally speaking Freestyler has an issue when it comes to MIDI ports:
Instead of remembering the "name" of the port it should use and seeking for it, it remembers the port's index.
This means that if the amount of connected MIDI devices is different when you start Freestyler in comparison with what it have saved in it's configuration, you need to reconfigure MIDI ports again.
Same rule applies if the "order" of MIDI ports changes.
The order of MIDI ports depends on the sequence you connect your controllers on the USB ports.

Finally, for MCX8000 if it's an issue related to Freestyler MIDI ports e.t.c. please post more details here as you don't really describe your issue.
If it's a general issue then use the support forums and open a new thread

Posted Mon 27 Nov 17 @ 4:40 pm
2RokkPRO InfinityMember since 2017
PhantomDeejay first off, thanks for the detailed instructions. So far I've got a few things working. It's still not clear to me how the whole VDJ and MIDI commands work. I've got a few buttons in the MIDI Remote UI to toggle a few different sub-masters and the buttons stay lit while active, that part I kind of get, seeing the sub-masters are already assigned notes in freestyler, etc... I was hoping you may be able to assist me with my problem, I'm not sure how to exactly go about mapping and assigning notes, etc... to toggle GROUP BLACKOUT. I'm currently enabling/disabling GROUP BLACKOUT with the script generated by the script generator which works, but I would like to have the same visual indication as BLACKOUT. I was wondering if the GROUP BLACKOUT could be mapped to the Remote UI in the same manner as BLACKOUT, using something like the script below?

var_equal '$FS_RCV_BLACKOUT_GROUP_01' 0 ? off & set '$FS_SND_BLACKOUT_GROUP_01' 1 while_pressed : on & set '$FS_SND_BLACKOUT_GROUP_01' 1 while_pressed

As, I stated I just started to mess around with MIDI and Freestyler and I would like to learn how to map things to my liking. I'm not too sure what to do with the whole note-on, note-off, note, channel, etc... in Freestyler to make something like this work. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Posted Wed 31 Jan 18 @ 3:28 pm
DEFJEFPRO InfinityMember since 2010
First let me say I am new to Freestyler and Midi. This information has been invaluable in helping me discover the full potential of VDJ. Thanks to all who have posted and special thanks to PhantomDeejay for your knowledge and hard work. I am trying to set up control of my lighting using VDJ midi and a Novation Launchpad. I followed your instructions and all seem to be working in Freestyler. Submaster are set as 1-Movements, 2-Colours, 3-Gobo's, etc. I am attempting to program/script 2 moving heads, ADJ inno pocket spots. In FS, when I click on movements, colors or gobo, all work fine, however I am unsure as to which scripts I need to use to do the same in VDJ. I did script the Blackout example you showed in your post and all worked great, but that was a global command. Controlling the submasters eludes me. I looked at all the commands you listed and see that some are very close to the buttons in freestyler. I am wondering if you can give an example or two of how to make a movement, color or gobo change? Again thanks for your hard work it is very much appreciated.

Posted Sat 05 May 18 @ 5:27 pm
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