Monday, October 24, 2011

Edirol PCR300 Midi Mapping for Traktor Pro 2

Quite a while ago I promised to post and publish my Edirol PCR300 Midi Mapping for Native Instrument´s Traktor Pro 2. Here we go:

Settings to be made on the PCR300: nothing, you just use factory preset no#1 and press the dynamic link button on the left to enable the v buttons to send midi commands.
Settings to be made withing Traktor: Load the PCR300 mapping file.

Following picture gives an overview what´s going on:

When back in Vienna i will add support for Deck C and D configured as Sampledecks with the help of a Modifier 2 in toggle mode. Encoders 1 to 4 will then be the filter amount for the sample decks, buttons 5 to 12 will load / play the samples and faders 1 to 4 will control the level of each sample slot. If you are interessted in the config file, please leave a comment.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Happy Day

Last Friday, 21.10.2011, 7pm: The client signs PAC for both units!! Now, the two units are ready for commercial operation and handed over to the client. All erection and commissioning works are completed except a few outstanding points. The performance tests were passed with flying flags, giving an output of 870MW in total (for comparison: Coal fired plant: ~1.1GW, nuclear power station: ~1.4GW). The power plant will produce electricity for nearly 1.5 million average one-family-households. That´s what we were all working for the last three years!
Now the reliability run starts, the two units have to proof, that they are reliable, don´t trip and are easy to operate by the clients shift team. We will supervise them and are on call duty, but we are not allowed to touch anything. It will get an interesting time. Link to the client´s project homepage (not updated by time of writing): EnecoGen
What a great day!!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Donau Insel

Weather is surprisingly stable in the last days and the high pressure area in Europa saves a few sunny days before autumn gets its grips. The Donauinsel was our first choice like in the old days at university.

Hoffest Pics

Sorry for being a little late...

For the first time in our Hoffest history all of us were using a digital DJ system. The decks you see deliver the timecode signal for a DVS (Traktor Scratch).