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Remote Deck Start (Serial COM port)
In live assist mode I would like to have deck start controlled remotely by serial com port switches, so I can just hit a switch to start the deck playing instead of having to use the mouse/touchscreen
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maz zam commented
Keyboard F keys remote start would be good.
Dorian Pearce commented
i would rather it be keyboard then deck start
Duncan James commented
I have been using the Hot Keys plugin for live assist with added quick carts, this works well until, as in my setup where I am running multiple applications on the same computer. As soon as Platyit is no longer the active window the Hot Keys don't work (expected). Some other method of control would be better eg. game port buttons or a standard interface card like BCX and DAC Cartwall use.
Duncan James commented
I have solved my own problem. I am using a free program called AutoHotKey. Now when I press any key that is a Hot Key function in PlayIt, AutoHotKey makes PlayIt the active window even if it wasn't before. So that way the PlayIt Hot Key function always works. I am using a plug-in USB number keypad with colour coded keys for the various Hot Key functions I wanted to use in PlayIt
patrick BAILOT commented
A midi controller interface would be great !!
Mark Hawkins commented
This would be a very useful feature. Arguably both a MIDI controller and the more conventional joystick port (even when USB emulated) trigger for a player.
Ron Ackerman commented
It should be like start/stop auto play. The stop would stop at the end of the current song playing.
Jason Allen commented
I've created a discussion about this on the Slack group. Please join the discussion there: https://playitusers.slack.com/archives/C7JAFU718/p1515698844000382
Paul Lowman commented
I fully support ... as I have posted elsewhere: Midi - so we can use an external midi device to trigger the cart wall and players. It would be nice if the midi device follows the color of the cart wall. USB kit so that we can do fader starts
Peter Belbin commented
I'd like an OSC command message able to start, so that another system or application can trigger both player and mixer automation.
Jason Allen commented
Support added for MIDI devices as part of the new Remote Start plugin: https://www.playitsoftware.com/Plugins/View/RemoteStart