Drive the DMX Engine Using MIDI Continuous Controller (CC) Messages

The Decabox also responds to MIDI CC messages.  These messages correspond to varying parameters in a composition.  Some common names include ‘modulation’ or ‘knob controller’ or ‘general purpose wheel.’  In any case, there are 128 MIDI CC messages, each with a unique number. The Decabox accepts the first 119 general-purpose messages and maps them 1:1 to the first 119 DMX channels.



In a sequencer program, MIDI CCs can often be represented by a knob, slider or even drawn freehand with a pencil tool:

By using CC messages, complicated lighting transitions can easily be created within a MIDI sequencing suite.