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Clock using the CDJ2000 to sync videos in Touch Designer.

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Clock using the CDJ2000 to sync videos in Touch Designer.

Postby Adrianoecker » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:54 am

maybe I'm crazy for saying that.
But it would be possible to create an operator in Touch Designer to import the clock and the Pioneer CDJ2000 usalo to sync videos?
I saw a video about it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcJP110 ... detailpage

It seems that the CDJ2000 uses the UDP protocol, but I'm not totally sure about this.
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Re: Clock using the CDJ2000 to sync videos in Touch Designer

Postby elburz » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:34 am

Hmm maybe use something like Wireshark to sniff out the packets?

https://www.wireshark.org/

If it's unencrypted you could probably just grab it using a UDP DAT.
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Re: Clock using the CDJ2000 to sync videos in Touch Designer

Postby keithlostracco » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:50 am

At a few of the festivals I was at this summer some of the big name DJs were using some custom software that got clock from a CDJ converted to an ethernet signal, sent it to front of house and then converted to MTC that was then sent to Resolume. I think he (the guy who developed the software) had his software running on two machines one on each end of the line (not 100% sure).

I can't remember the full name of the software or the guy who developed it but it was call TC something. He rented it on a monthly basis for $1000/month - Tiesto was on of the ones that was using it.

I thought to myself at the time it wouldn't take a lot of time to do the same thing in Touch...
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Re: Clock using the CDJ2000 to sync videos in Touch Designer

Postby Adrianoecker » Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:12 am

Well if someone develop and make public or paid would be the introduction of Touch Designer at many festivals and clubs worldwide.
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Re: Clock using the CDJ2000 to sync videos in Touch Designer

Postby evanpeeair » Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:30 pm

I've seen a few different systems out in the wild. The one Keith is likely talking about is called TC Supply. http://www.tcsupply.eu/

As far as I know it does some other neat things like remote start/stop of the decks and also the ability to see the list of tracks loaded on the deck as well as which one is currently playing by name.

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Re: Clock using the CDJ2000 to sync videos in Touch Designer

Postby archo-p » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:12 am

Heya there, giving this thread a bump.

A friend who knows the TC Supply guys made a connection with me and David there, and he sent me this spec, which happens to also be on their website. It seems pretty well rounded, I imagine it functions in a way similar to that of the Ableton Link protocol... I'm sure there's a way to roll one's own version of this as a touch extension/component, but maybe if there's enough demand or a good project for it Derivative could take it on...

https://www.tc-supply.com/support-documents

Last link goes to a pdf delineating the network protocol they have created for this.
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