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tomsusie last won the day on November 12 2015

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About tomsusie

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    Pittsboro, NC
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    graphic design

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    Saw videos of your displays and searched LOR on the web
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  1. Who has a firm publicized start date Poll

    My soft date is alwyas Thanksgiving Weekend; but last year was Dec 4th and planning on Dec 1 this year. Thanksgiving coming early this year made it feel ok to light up a week later. Most years I light up sometime between Fri & Sun after Thanksgiving Day.
  2. Continue The Story In 3 Words...

    Spread joyful love
  3. Gen3 mini director uMP3g3

    I use the Hardware utitliy and not the show builder to put my sequences on the SD Card. I used the mini director for a couple years with no problems. Now using the standard director so I can run 2 networks. I've not had any problems when creating my show on the SD card using the Hardware utility. I could be mistaken but thought I read somewhere a while ago that only the hardware utitiliy should be used when creating cards for the directors.
  4. Starting up - Help Please

    yes you can add speakers. simplest way if your broadcasting on FM is to use a receiver tuned to the FM channel you are broadcasting on and attach by wires or bluetooth to outdoor speakers. there are other ways as well especially if using a computer to run your show but this is probably the quickest, easiest method to start with.
  5. FM frequency

    You will also find differences depending on the time of year you check. Channel may be clear in summer but during the winter you might find a station coming through. Know this from personal experience. has to do with atmospheric conditions which change through the seasons. Learned about this years ago when I was into ham radio.
  6. Complete NOOB H E L P

    As Mega Arch stated, LOR has great tutorials; Also search YouTube for LOR as it has lots of videos that demonstrate how to do many aspects of creating LOR shows from users. And this forum is another deep well of information. Just look through topics and you'll be amazed the knowledge you can pick up here. You can search the forum as well if you're looking for a specific topic. Welcome to the fun! It is addicting.
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    lights you up
  8. SS effects bleed over into other strings

    THANK YOU JIM!!! Manual clip did the trick. I appreciate the help. Always learning new things. Tom
  9. I'm sequencing both CCR matrix, CCBs and regular light strings in Superstar. I set up my visualizer with my various fixtures and when I import into SS they all show up as I need them on separate lines. My problem is when setting up effects (ie shockwave, spiral...) within my CCR matrix. If I have a shockwave set so it is larger than my matrix so that I'm getting an arc instead of a full circle for example the following happens. The shockwave does exactly what I want but because it flows off the matrix grid it is activating lights on other strings. I've tried everything I can find in forums in trying to set up visualizer to separate my other strings so that effects won't overlap on them. I've tried setting rows/columns, using row vs real visualization. Nothing I do seems to correct the problem. I can overcome this problem if I only seqence my CCRs in SS and then using SE I can go in and delete all the overflows when I sequence the rest of my lights in SE. I'd much rather do everything in SS but need to figure out how to keep the effects that flow off the grid from interacting with the other strings. I have a 10 row matirx using CCRs which are the 10 rows starting at the bottom although they are shown at the top in my visualizer file. I've searched the forums but have been unable to find this specific problem. I attached a screen shot of my SS. Thanks for any help you can provide. Tom Superstar image.pdf
  10. Continue The Story In 3 Words...

    time is near
  11. Loved your video and explanations of how you did things. Too bad about the GCLF this time. Like how you are using ordinary items (couch tall lamp for example) to build light displays. Very creative. thanks for sharing your story & lights.
  12. Continue The Story In 3 Words...

    Add more pixels
  13. Continue The Story In 3 Words...

    nice and tight
  14. Continue The Story In 3 Words...

    is THE LAW
  15. Running multiple networks?

    Thanks for some great information. I'm currently using the Director to run my show but it is only a matter of time until I will have to switch to computer controlled as my show continues to grow. This information will be handy when that day arrives. I appreciate your sharing all this. Tom