Expand "MIDI/Lighting" to "MIDI/Automation" and add functionality
The MIDI capabilities are pretty good, but can still use improvement. What I'd like to see:
1) ability to add an automation cue as a service/slide item - This way the event shows in the list, and is fired between slides. This would allow for lighting changes to be triggered during songs. In essence what I have to do now is create a blank slide with a signal and auto-advance after 1 second
2) alternatively/in addition, be able to add automation signals to song slides.
3) set when a signal is triggered on a slide, whether at the beginning or at the end, and with a configurable delay. When rolling a video content item, I want to be able to send a signal to unmute the audio channel on the sound board, roll the video, and then when the slide ends, mute the audio again. Similarly, if we have a service element that only has a title slide, be able to open and close the mute for the person speaking during that element. Can work around a bit now with duplicating slides, but that gets a little unwieldy.
4) When adding an automation cue to the quick pick screen, be able to pick an icon/color for it.
I agree that dedicated automation cues would be nice. As an alternative, have you tried using stage direction cues to hold automation signals?
Isn't it already possible to add signals to song items? Or do you mean adding signals to specific slides within a song item?
The ability to configure the timing of signals would be helpful. MIDI "scenes" could have configurable default timings (start/end/delay) and when adding the scenes as a signals, the timing values could be adjusted per signal.