QLC+ and TRAKTOR Dj program

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Ruifa
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QLC+ and TRAKTOR Dj program

Post by Ruifa » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:00 pm

Hi everyone!

i need some help about one thing, i plan to use QLC+ for my lights using my macbook pro keyboard letters and numbers but also using a Dj program TRAKTOR at same time.... the problem is that when i m using TRAKTOR i can't use the letter or numbers commands because Traktor is selected !!! i have to toggle to QLC+ to activate the program and use press the key for the lights scene change... is there any way to make QLC+ always responding (active) to keyboard letters at the same time im using TRAKTOR with my mouse and usb controller ?
So have the 2 programs active ?

QLC+ macbook pro letters and numbers

TRAKTOR Dj -- mouse and USB dj controller

Any ideas please ?

Best regards to all ! :)

Ruifa

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Re: QLC+ and TRAKTOR Dj program

Post by Chris De Rock » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:14 pm

Can you use a MIDI-controller for QLC+? I use the AKAI APC mini: http://www.akaipro.de/apc-mini and it works great.

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Re: QLC+ and TRAKTOR Dj program

Post by Ruifa » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:39 pm

Hi Chris,

Thank you for your reply, i know but i would like to avoid another extra piece of gear , is there any way to make QLC+ "selected" even when im using TRAKTOR with my my touch pad and usb controller ?

Soon i touch TRAKTOR for select a new music the keyboard of the Macbook pro no longer react to QLC+ keys.... i have to "touch" again QLC+ so it respond to keys.... im trying to know if there is any way to overcome this...

Best regards

Ruifa

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Re: QLC+ and TRAKTOR Dj program

Post by Chris De Rock » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:38 pm

OSX sends all keyboard input to the current active application. if QLC+ is in background it cannot receive any key commands. the solution is to have any other input sources (for example the midi controller). maybe your dj-controller can also send midi signals? would it be an option for you to use some knobs/faders you dont use regularly to control the light?

Ruifa
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Re: QLC+ and TRAKTOR Dj program

Post by Ruifa » Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:17 pm

Hi Chris,

Ill try with my midikeyboard, maybe i can make it work sending note numbers in midi or with some faders i have in my keyboard.

Thanks for your help!

Best regards,

Ruifa

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