Ok... (Chris)took your advise.... I set up a number of light scenes... assigned midi/synthesizer note values to them, and programed light shows for 3 songs... 93 to go!
I use laptop 1 holding the midi sequencer (master tracks pro) it runs into a midiman 2X2 where port A goes to drums and port B goes to laptop 2 which houses myDMX... All works well... so far I have only had lights flash on and off in appropriate places throughout each song... now I want to set up fade in/out from scene to scene... but of course seting a fade to last x number of seconds is not appropriate from song to song and location to location, unless you dedicate specific scene set ups for those particular places...
Can I just assign note values to the myDMX channels associated with master brightness, then do crescendo and decrescendo to fade from 1 scene to the other?
For instance, assign midi note C1 to run the master fader channel on a particular light... have the light scene come up, then use midi velocity to bring up/down that fader until the next scene comes up?