Ok I'm maybe already on to something: When I create 8 lines for instance, select them and export them then the 8 lines will load when I import them. So I guess I forgot to select al the 82 lines when I exported them. I also found out that I can export them in smaller files if I want to export the faders separate from the encoders and/or buttons then you could do so.
I'll guess my question is answered but I will leave this post here so others could learn something from it
Today I started to make a template for the X-touch Compact that I own for MA3 onPc. I wanted first to see if all midi notes would be seen on input by MA3 onPc. That worked and I started to ad midi command lines for the faders, encoders and pushbuttons. After the first 16 lines I exported my file so I had an backup. When the backup was created I moved on until I had 82 command lines that worked (I still had to add the functions to the inputs (like Master to a fader)). I exported the progress to the same file name but ending with a 2 instead of a 1 so I could track my progress and go back to an older version. But MA3 would not export the progress to the internal or external drive. After some tries I closed the In & Out config and opened it again and the 82 command lines where still there. I tried to export again and this time it worked well and a second file was created. Also if I imported the older version the Midi remote command lines changed from 82 to 16 and when I opened the last exported file it changed from 16 to 82 command lines and the midi input signals still worked. With confidence I closed MA3 onPc and did not safe my show file. Then I opened MA3 onPc again and tried to Import the latest file into In & Out -> Midi Remotes. But.... only the first midi remote command line loaded not the 81 other lines.... The same was happened with the other files....
Does anyone knows what I'm doing wrong or is this a (known) bug? It would be nice to reopen a Midi Remote file again and not configure al 200+ lines again
Rainschn : I'm also looking at what kind of graphics card I want to use but for now I will probably go for something that runs MA3 well with the possibility to do some 3d while prepping for a show. And when I want to do fancy 3d render a friend will join to with his pc/laptop who has a better graphics card and will join session so we can use that pc for 3d rendering and the console pc for control. With the budget in mind I think the NUC skull will be the best option for now looking at the form factor of the housing, cpu and I/O options.
Regarding the keyboard you are on the right track. It works with shortcuts. It's basically a 'normal' keyboard only with a different layout. I designed myself the pcb. The key-switches are just regular keyboard switches and I've diode-lasered myself the text into the blank keycaps and filled it with with paint. Not really rocket science Anyone with a little bit of Arduino or other keyboard controller knowledge can do it
Thanks for your input guys. The Intel Nuc Skull is maybe a good option. I thought these where €1000,- or more for a barebone so I did not look into them. I'm making a compact setup on a budget. I'm not using it professionally so investing thousands into consoles is not worth the money. We are now gonna try to use two 15.6" portable touch displays, a Behringer X-touch compact (got it for a bargain price) and I made a custom keyboard for the command section of MA3. Still work in progress, we have to make an enclosure but work already great Can also be used as a usb keyboard so you can do some preprogramming on your laptop or so without the need of a console.
I'm recently building on a diy console for MA3 onPC. I know a lot of you guys use a laptop or a full dekstop pc but is there anyone out there that usages a mini pc like a Intel NUC or something similar? I have 2 nucs at home but they both have only one HDMI out port. I really like to have some more I/O. At least 2 display (HDMI) out ports and 4 to 6 usb. I found this mini pc what should handle MA3 onPC very well or does has anyone other recommendations? http://www.bee-link.com/portal.php?mod=view&aid=143
Love to see your ideas/setups