we are a band without an FOH: We are doing our own light and mixing and are now trying to use VST live to have pre-developed light shows, per-song effects and mixing and some support audio tracks.
As we don’t have someone sitting on a control computer, we need to control VST live over the Tablet App.
I know that this is a “risky” topic as you usually want to avoid chances of musicians messing up the show, but there’s an easy solution to this:
Just add a checkmark to the transport control of the desktop app that says “allow mobile app control”. On the mobile app, you could also then add the same checkmark in the options to hide it for the musicians that don’t need the control.
Feature wise, there are some essential things missing in the app:
Prio A+++: Show song title on top
Somehow this was forgotten I guess?! It’s pretty essential! Would be nice if the next song would be also shown (smaller and with less contrast).
Prio A: Transport Control in the tablet app
If “transport control” option is activated at host and peer, show the essential controls like play, stop, record, next song, previous song, next segment, previous segment and PANIC at the bottom of the screen. Show always in all four available views.
Prio B: Show song list on the left side of the screen, allow jumping to a song if “transport control” is activated at host and peer.
Prio C: Show the time. When doing a show, having the current time is somewhat essential.
Prio D: Allow mixer volume control over tablet app. Would be really nice to have.
Is there any chance you could look into this?
We really love the opportunities VST live is opening up for us and ditched S1 for this, there’s just a few things missing to make this the best solution on the market for smaller semi-professional bands!
Just an idea: I bought a 4btn Bluetooth controller for basic things (play, stop, next, prev). Although I hope BT direct controlling API will be implemented (WinRT API), I found a difficult solution through 2 different 3rd party apps to control vstlive from this BT controller.
yes, your requests are already on our list. Just give us some time to get it done.
… what do you have in your mind? I guess VL needs a time-control saying the gig has a time-frame of 60 minutes. The gig starts, you start the clock and the clock shows the time forwards and backwards. Something like this?