i just ordered a current soundlight-DMXUSB-device - appearantly they changed the model, and it won’t via dashard.dll with the DMX(soundlight)-node of vvvv any more:
“die Dashard.dll hat sich mit dem neuen Interface mit der “In” Funktion geändert (Interfaces mit Anzeige) und ist nicht kompatibel zur alten Version. Zur einbindung der neuen DLL kontaktieren sie bitte den Hersteller der Software bzgl. einer Treibereinbindung.”
What would you guys recommend to do? Return it? Or is there some hack to make it work?
without knowing anything about that you could try one thing:
*place a copy of that new .dll right next to the vvvv.exe
*rename that .dll to Dashard.dll
maybe it is totally nonsense what i wrote here, but perhaps it’s woth a try.
in case it doesn’t work:
*wait for @oschatz answering here
*return that item
i know that @oschatz once upon a time integrated the Soundlight USBDMX2 Interface and has contact with Eckart Steffens (owner of Soundlight).
few months ago Eckart Steffens asked me for @oschatz. perhaps he wanted to announce that upcoming change??
thanks a lot for the quick reply. I am located in Berlin and fortunately not in a hurry :)
I got a dmx4all-adapter for my own domestic use, but i decided to switch to the Soundlight one because i need to control ~150 channels for a project test and figured the dmx4all one would be too slow for that. Even more frustrating the improved product does not work with vvvv.
As far as i saw there was no specific *.dll included with the USBDMX device, the dashard.dll i got i downloaded from their website and put it right into the vvv/bin folder. But neither vvvv nor their diagnosis tool recognized the device. The Easy Forgotthename software shipping with it found it though, so the USB itself seems to be fine.
After that the clipping you can read above is what the Soundlight techsupport wrote me this afternoon. So that would be official that the new Soundlight USBDMX device (the red plastic with out and in) is not working with the vvvv node, at least that is how i understand it.
PS: Soundlight make it a problem to return the device - as they say they never guaranteed the device would be working with vvvv, and second the new device is the only one which they got in stock, the old ones are sold out according to them.
I can return the device anyway, but still got no working one which i need. By chance anyone got an older version he would be willing to sell me? :)
I lately did some installations using the “ELC dmXLAN nodes” linklink with VVVV.
I especially used the dmXLAN node 08 and I can highly recommend it. I used it for receiving and sending DMX with the VVVV artnet nodes and it worked better and without any problems than any USB-Interface I used before.
Of course there are some possible improvements for the artnet-nodes in VVVV … we will see what improvements the next releases might bring !? link
aksel, be aware it will sending data in art-net protocol and not in dmx, so you will need or dimmers receiving artnet, or art-net-to-dmx dongle.
art net is interresting if you are planning to work on a hudge multi computer installation, for example.
if i was you, i would buy dmx pro, wich allows you to send dmx easely, without many paramaters as network and computers that could interfereer in your research.
about speed, usb interfaces ar ok. if you are talking about LPT based interfaces, those one do not send a 512 channel buffer in one shot, but impulse by impule for each channel. wich means effectively latencies.
Im interrested by MSBerger opinion. you are working with art net dimmers ? ;-P