Aug 14

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Presenting RD/MPCTools

Martin M-PC is a new free software that can be used in stage lighting productions, compatible with the ENTTEC USB-to-DMX interfaces.

Being able to use a free software that is compatible with my home-made USB-DMX interface is very appealing. The M-PC Graphical Interface is user-friendly, but developed to be easy to use with touch-screens! Because I don’t have one, it becomes very difficult to go live with just a keyboard and a mouse.

Although Martin M-PC can connect to any MIDI device, it doesn’t allow the user to assign the faders from the controller to bank’s faders. This is where I came across the idea of building an application to solve this issue: RD/MPCTools. Interfacing with the faders was possible through OSC (UDP commands sent by network devices). MPCTools makes use of this feature to receive MIDI commands from USB and translates them to OSC to send to M-PC.

I’m currently using M-PC with a BCF2000 flawlessly in several light shows.

It’s free do download if you want to try it for yourself!

Go to RD/MPCTools page

About the author

Ricardo Dias

Ricardo Dias was born in Entroncamento, Portugal and is studying Electronic and Telecommunications Engineering at University of Aveiro. He is a researcher in robotics and is currently the Team Leader of CAMBADA@MSL team. As a hobby, he is also a freelancer Stage Lighting Designer.

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  1. rudi

    he ricardo,

    many thx for your work great stuff.
    i have a question: works your tools only with behringer bcf2000
    or all generic midi stuff. i have a elation midicon and turn on a next week.
    the mpc works fine with my ipad touch osc or iphone.
    the midicon is my favorite controller.

    best regards rudi from germany

    1. Ricardo Dias


      RD/MPCTools is currently compatible with any MIDI device.

      Best regards,
      Ricardo Dias

  2. juan antonio

    Can you tell me that it´s posible work M-PC with elation midicon? thanks by the help, sorry my english, i´m spanish…

    1. Ricardo Dias

      Hey juan,

      Yes, it’s possible with my tool: RD/MPCTools. Git it a try ;)

      Best regards,
      Ricardo Dias

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