Connecting QLab to Spacemap Go
This page details how to connect QLab to Spacemap Go and provides examples of the various control points that QLab can control.
This QLab example file provides example Network cues for the SpaceMap Go OSC commands listed below: Example QLab Project QLab’s 2D and 1D fade feature within a Network cue enables smooth transitions between control point values.
Hardware and Software Requirements
- a Meyer Sound GALAXY processor running the firmware that is included with Compass software version 4.8, or later, booted into Spacemap Mode. This can be real hardware (required to pass audio) or a Virtual GALAXY running in Compass.
- an Apple computer running the latest OS and QLab4 (current version)
- a MILAN AVB Avnu-certified network switch
Spacemap Go communicates with QLab using the standard Open Sound Control (OSC) network protocol via port 38033 on the GALAXY processor.
- The Apple computer and the GALAXY processor must be on the same network.
- The Apple computer running QLab must be within the same IPv4 range and subnet as the System IP address of the Spacemap Go system (GALAXY processor(s) and iPad).
When using Virtual GALAXY, the GALAXY Firmware runs on the host computer, so the localhost address will be targeted instead of the GALAXY IPv4 address.
STEP 1: Select SETTINGS VIEW at the bottom, then SYSTEM SETTINGS > EXTERNAL DEVICE CONTROL tab.
- System IP Configuration – Enter the IPv4 address and Subnet Mask (255.255.255.0) of the GALAXY with the lowest IPv4 address (192.168.1.101). (Leave blank for Virtual GALAXY)
- General Purpose OSC – Enter the IPv4 address of the QLab computer. Toggle the ENABLE button. Enter Port number 38033. (Enter Address 127.0.0.1 and port 38033 or leave “Any” and “0” for Virtual GALAXY)
STEP 3: Set the IPv4 address of the computer in the same IP address range as the Spacemap Go system.
STEP 4: Verify the QLab Aliases IP address is the same as the computer IP and within the same range as the Spacemap Go system IP address.
STEP 5: Set the QLab network settings. In QLab under NETWORK > NETWORK CUE DESTINATION PATCHES, select the Spacemap Go interface, type in the Spacemap Go system IP and the port 38033.
QLab Cue Examples
Currently, Spacemap Go can communicate with QLab via the control points listed below. QLab allows for 2D and 1D fades of certain Spacemap Go control points. See the examples below.
NOTE: OSC does not support integer ranges within an address. Ranges must use regular expression values. See the chart below to translate channel ranges into usable OSC ranges within an OSC message.
Spacemap Go QLab Examples