What to buy? Getting the BPM out of "Optical audio signal" as a BPM midi trigger signal to Daslight4 Gold

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What to buy? Getting the BPM out of "Optical audio signal" as a BPM midi trigger signal to Daslight4 Gold

Postby CyberDirk » Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:58 pm

Dear Daslight Team & Community,

we are doing our Lightshows for Music-Videostream content. That is why we do not use a DJ-software. We are looking for a solution to avoid tapping the BPM in DasLight. Also using the Microphone within DasLight to analyse the BPM is not optimal for us.

Our audio signal is arriving by an optical audio cable. Alternative is arriving via HDMI. Which devices do we have to buy to read out the BPM from a optical signal and send it as a BPM midi trigger signal to DasLight4 Gold Edition?


Thank you very much in advance and best regards

Dirk

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SOLVED: What to buy? Getting the BPM out of "Optical audio signal - toslink" to trigger BPM in Daslight4 Gold

Postby CyberDirk » Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:44 pm

It took a while but now it is perfectly solved.

So if you want to transfer the BPM e.g. out of YouTube Video Stream from your Smart-TV to DasLight4 it works like this:

Take the optical cable (Toslink) coming out of the TV and connect to this hardware device:

"Delock Konverter Digital Audio to Analog HD"

And you need an external USB sound card for your Mac / PC "UGREEN Externe USB Soundkarte Klinke USB Adapter for Computer, PS5, PS4, USB Audio Stereo Adapter External Sound Card".

Now connect via TRS headphone cable to the USB soundcard "microphone in" port.

Now MacBook or PC is recognizing the incoming audio stream as a microphone. Finally select within Daslight "BPM" and switch to the UGREEN USB Microphone. Now the BPM are perfectly recognized within Daslight in real-time.

DasLight4 is really a great software turning lightning dreams into reality. Thank you so much for it.

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Re: What to buy? Getting the BPM out of "Optical audio signal" as a BPM midi trigger signal to Daslight4 Gold

Postby TomHat » Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:37 am

Hello,

Sorry for the late answer. Summer vacation can cause quite a delay in our answering time.
Anyway, thank you for sharing your solution here, where all our users can find it.

Best regards,
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