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Automation API

Versions 1.1 (and newer) of the BlueLite X1 Show Control System include an Automation API. This API is intended to allow 3rd Party Applications to control the BlueLite X1 software for specialized purposes, for example, complex show scheduling or responding to non-DMX user input.

The Automation API lets an external program do anything that can be done from the BlueLite X1's DMX-512 input. This includes:
  • Set Submaster Levels
  • Load Presets
  • Set the Grandmaster Level
  • Set XY Crossfader Levels
  • Play, Stop, Record
  • Set Transport Mode
  • Play a specific event list section (DMX-512 input's 'Automate' feature)
In addition, the Automation API provides support for the following
  • Assigning Cues to either a Submaster or an XY Crossfader
  • 'Quietly' loading a Show file (no prompts for changes, etc.)
  • Monitor X1 State (stopped, playing, recording), Mode (Internal, Timecode, Step), Current Time, and, if applicable, Current Timecode Status (waiting, present, lost)

Automation API Documentation

This document explains how to use the BlueLite X1 Automation API. It includes a simple Visual Basic sample, as well as documentation for all services.

Samples:

BlueLite Scheduler Sample

This sample is a simple date/time advance show scheduler for the BlueLite X1. Can schedule portions of a show file.

BlueLite Chaser Sample

This sample is a simple quad chaser/sequencer for the BlueLite X1. Each chaser has seperate controls for level, speed, fade/step, and direction.


BlueLite CD Tracker Sample

This sample will play an Audio CD track aligned with the BlueLite X1's Internal mode. It requires Windows Media Player version 9.0 or newer to run.


BlueLite Windows Media Player List Sample

Similar to the CD Tracker sample, this sample will play a Windows Media Player playlist (*.wpl, *.m3u)aligned with the BlueLite X1's Internal mode. It requires Windows Media Player version 9.0 or newer to run.


BlueLite SMPTE Loader

This sample will automatically load and run a show file based on SMPTE timecode.


BlueLite Midi Note Sample (NEW)

This sample is a simple MIDI Note to Submaster Level Trigger for the BlueLite X1 Show Control System.


BlueLite Midi Trigger Loader (NEW)

This sample is a simple MIDI Program (patch) Change to Event List Trigger for the BlueLite X1.


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