Behringer PL1 midi controller for Flex 6k

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I have created an application that allows the Behringer PL-1 DJ midi controller to be used with the flex 6000 series SDR.  This application is given free of charge with no expressed warranty of any kind.  The source code is included, and you are welcome to modify it however you see fit.  I created this for my own person use, and would like to share it with the group.

The program is written in the processing IDE.  It utilizes the TCPIP API to communicate with the radio.

Here is the layout



The application and source can be downloaded here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/2jnhdnnqblbdrsx/CMDPL1Flex6k_v0_3.zip?dl=0
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William Hemmingsen

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Denley W3XY

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I just got my PL-1 yesterday.  What a neat program you have created! Thank you!!
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William Hemmingsen

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Cool, Glad your like it.  I will be posting some improvements soon
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Michael - N5TGL

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I've been out of pocket for a few days and it looks like you've made massive progress with this.  I've got mine on order now, so it won't be long until I can play too.  I'm also going to get the IDE from processing.org and see how that goes.
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Игорь Михеев

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Greetings to all!
Link to the utility for the Baringer PL-1 does not work.
Anyone can help get this utility or give a link to download it?

73! Igor RL5A
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I would like to get my hands on this too....
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Jay Spaulding

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This software still around?
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Jay Spaulding

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This software still around?
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Jay Spaulding

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Thanks Alex. I ordered one in hoping I could find it out there somewhere. I will give Don a try. I looked on here in the foreman but none of the links work. I did find a link for the midi dual control but they stopped making them and can’t find one of them unless it is way over prices

Thanks again
Jay
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N3NER

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I would like to find the software for the PL-1
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Jay Spaulding

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Me too.. I cant fine it. If you have any luck please post or let me know. 
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N3NER

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I can't imagine that no one has a copy of this. 
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Jay Spaulding

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I know. I posted it on a couple different places. No body has it. But it would be nice. I bout it before I had the software. Maybe I should have waited. I could have saved some money. I see the software for the dual deck but not the PL-1

Jay
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Did any remember what the file name or title was?  Maybe i have stored but i dont know what should i search
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N3NER

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CMDPL1Flex6k_v0_3.zip and this may be a old version, I don't know but, I'm sure the first part of the file name is correct.
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I was able to get a copy of this, for those who are looking for this, here's a dropbox link.
https://www.dropbox.com/home/Behringer
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Well thats good you was able to find it. But that link you posted dont work. I been looking and asking and couldnt find it anywhere. Could you fix the link? 

Thanks
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N3NER

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What error are you getting?
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Jay Spaulding

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Its just sending me to my drop box. You need to click on the program and make it shareable link 
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N3NER

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David Salomon

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I would love a copy of this.  The link doesn't currently work (404 error).

73 - David, AG4F
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Jay Spaulding

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That worked. Thanks.. Have you tried it?
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N3NER

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Not yet, I installed it but thats it.
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Jay Spaulding

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Works good. No proble.
Thanks for the software. 
Jay
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Hi Jay, any chance you could send me a link to download this program?  I had a copy a while ago, but can't find it now that I actually have a MIDI controller to try it with. 
Thanks, Gil
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I’m not home right now. Send me an email direct I’m good on QRZ and when I get home I can do that.

W0JAY
Jay
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Jay Spaulding

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I uploaded it to my GDrive. Here for those of you looking. I have found others ones also. So if this isn't the right one let me know. 
Here's the link


Enjoy
Jay
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Hello
I have a question. Is this soft working properly. Is it worth buying this Behringer PL1?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1U-RjjdeDwh6W51mGnEP6H22Ay2GkSUmA/view

Or maybe it's better to invest in N4PY software Pegasus Plus http://www.n4py.com/  & Behringer CMD Micro or Behringer Studio 2A DJ Controller ?

SQ8N Pawel.






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That software hasn't been updated in four years. It may work since it doesn't depend on the Flex API'S . It uses ethernet based commands and responses that can be found on FRS's website.( under software development)
There are probably commands that have been changed.
If so, you would have to write your own software for the Behringer.
James
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I just purchased the Behringer PL-1 DJ midi controller off the QRZ.com swapmeet.
I also downloaded the old version 0.3 software file shown above.
When I receive the controller sometime next week, I will try the old software on
my Flex setup and see if it works.   My Flex 6600 is running v2.4.9, so we will see
how much has changed in the ethernet command protocol over the last 4 years.

FYI,

Neal
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More info;

William Hemmingsen, the original author, apparently does not wish to be contacted.
His profile on this forum omits his call sign.   I was going to email him to ask a few questions,
like if version 0.3 was the latest he ever did, and also what the "Processing IDE" is, since the source
file looks like Java source.

Anyway, even though his profile omits his call sign, he signed one of his posts on these forums
with his call.   I went to QRZ.com and looked it up.  He is still active, but lists no email in his bio
on qrz.com.

So, if this needs any updates for current versions of SmartSDR, it is up to us to do so.

Good news, I downloaded the zero.3 version file that is linked above, un-zipped it, and
when I was done fighting with Norton Anti-virus to tell it I really did want to keep a 4 year
old file that had no reputation and zero users, I was finally able to execute the 64bit  version
on my Windows 10 system.   It does come up and start the user interface, even though I have
not received the Behringer controller yet.  SO at least the existing EXE seems compatible with
windows 10, to the degree that it starts and looks like the controller.   Obviously, more testing
is needed when I receive the midi controller shipment next week.

Final note tonight, after looking at the source code and playing with google, I think the
two source code files might be used with this development environment:  https://processing.org/

Cheers,

Neal
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