The problem – bad timing You have programmed some fast changes into your DMX light show, for example to follow the beat of a song. But your lights seem to react sluggishly, and sometimes the lights seem to skip a … Continue reading
UPDATE: this utility is no longer supported, and will not be updated to work with OS X 10.11. DMXIS and D-Pro now support the standard Apple FTDI driver. However, we will leave this page live in case anyone can make … Continue reading
If you find that your lighting fixtures are not responding reliably to commands from your DMX controller (be it DMXIS, D-Pro, Show Buddy or any other lighting controller) there are a number of things you can check. The first thing … Continue reading
Problem: When you try to install the retail version of Show Buddy on OS X, the installer fails with the error “newer version of this software already exists”. Solution: Open Terminal (in Applications/Utilities) Type “sudo pkgutil –forget com.dbaudioware.showbuddy” Enter your … Continue reading
In DMXIS, you fade from one preset to the next using the Fade to next knob in the Preset Manager page. You can specify only one global fade time for each preset. Show Buddy overrides your Fade to next settings … Continue reading
You want Show Buddy to feed click tracks to your drummer. But you need to use full songs to design your lightshows first. What’s the easiest way to manage this? Use ‘dual-mono’ audio files The simplest option is to use … Continue reading
Show Buddy stores all your track, lightshow and show information in a single database file. As you create and edit your tracks & shows, Show Buddy automatically and silently saves your changes to the database – there is no File … Continue reading
Problem – you export a lightshow to a MIDI file and import it into your MIDI sequencer, but some presets do not trigger correctly in the MIDI plugin. Read this article for the solution! Continue reading
Say you have a couple of blinders on DMX channels 23 & 24. You want to independently fire this blinder on & off within Show Buddy, without affecting the settings of the other lights. In the DMXIS window, create a … Continue reading
The MIDI Out feature in Show Buddy is primarily intended for controlling hardware FX (like the Roland GT-10 or TC Helicon VoiceLive examples shown in the 1.1.0 release video). For this, you (obviously) need some external equipment that can be … Continue reading
Tutorial video showing an overview of the new MIDI Output features in Show Buddy 1.1.0
An overview video showing all the Show Buddy features in action. Lightshow visualisation provided by Capture Sweden (not included with Show Buddy).
If all the menus in Show Buddy should appear disabled (as in the screenshot above), try repairing permissions on your main OS X drive, using the OS X Disk Utility app (found under Applications/Utilities).
Show Buddy is available from these authorised Enttec retailers: You can also buy Show Buddy directly from db audioware. See the “Where to buy” page for full details.
Question: Can you explain how the Show Buddy licensing works? Your Show Buddy single license is locked to your DMXIS hardware interface. Thus, you are free to install the software on multiple computers, as long as you will be using … Continue reading
Question: If I update a mix to add or remove a few bars, is it possible to select a whole region of lighting cues and move them around as a group? Yes – just click & drag anywhere in the … Continue reading
If you have purchased a new computer and need to move Show Buddy to that computer, this is the process: Install DMXIS & Show Buddy on the new computer. Copy over all your DMXIS data as described here Backup Show … Continue reading
You have edited one of your mixes, and need to load the new audio file into Show Buddy, replacing the existing audio file. In the 1.0.1 release, you can simply overwrite the audio file in the Show Buddy media folder, … Continue reading