MSC Box

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A pause button for your midi stream

  • Visibility into MSC message stream 
  • Easy to read color-coded display screen
  • No setup required
  • Temporarily pause MIDI stream with the push of a button
  • Install inline with no latency changes

Specs

Product Details

Size: 3.12″x1.85″x5.5″

SPECS

  • 20×4 RGB LCD Screen
  • Momentary pushbutton on top
  • Reversible (left/right) cable entry panel with:
    • (2) MIDI DIN connectors
    • (1) 2.1mm barrel jack (5VDC Input, USB compatible)
  • Aluminum case

FEATURES

  • Decodes and displays SysEx cue messages
  • Uses electromechanical relay to interrupt both lines of MIDI signal
  • Relay is non-latching/normalling; disconnecting the power will cause the signal to pass through
  • Screen color indicates pass-through status (Red=pause; Green=pass)
  • Screen flashes blue when new message comes in
  • “Monitor-only” mode disables the ability to interrupt the MIDI stream
  • No setup or configuration required

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The Story

The MSC Box is a unique tool that gives you visibility into your MSC message stream. It also allows you to pause the data stream, letting you temporarily isolate portions of your show control system.

The Box uses a relay to physically connect and disconnect the MIDI line, leaving no latency changes whether it’s installed inline or not. The large screen shows information about the last message received and flashes blue as new messages come in.

When the screen is green, messages will pass normally; if the screen is red, messages will not pass through. The state of the box is easily changed with using the button on top of the box.

View MSC in Real Time

MSC Box
  • See MSC message contents as they happen
  • LCD screen displays information about last message received
  • Screen flashes blue when a new message comes in
  • Can be installed inline with no latency changes

Pause MIDI During Tech

MSC Box
  • Relay physically connects and disconnects MIDI line with the press of a button
  • Easily pause MIDI while working on light cues and other show control systems
  • Screen color gives instant feedback as to whether MIDI is passing through

Case Studies & Testimonials

MIDI Show Control (MSC) Monitoring

FROZEN ON BROADWAY

MIDI Show Control (MSC) Monitoring
MSC Box
Interrupting the MIDI Stream

NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINES

Interrupting the MIDI Stream
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See the MSC Box in action, flashing a new message every time the SM calls a cue.

GREAT COMET OF 1812

See the MSC Box in action, flashing a new message every time the SM calls a cue.