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  1. Off-hand, it could be a couple of things. I would start by swapping a couple of the floods (i.e. take #4 and make it #1 and make #1 #4). If the light blue color moves to the #1 spot, then you know it's an issue with the flood. If it still stays in position #4, then you're probably looking at some type of voltage drop. If it's the flood, then I would carefully inspect all of your wiring and connectors. Make sure the connectors don't have any corrosion on them (happens frequently) and that the wiring hasn't disintegrated (rare but I've had it happen). After that you're probably looking at a bad LED chip. I've replace more bad LED chips than I care to admit. If it's a voltage drop I would carefully inspect all of your connections on the CMB24D. Sometimes a stray strand or two of wire escapes the connector and causes issues. If you have a volt-ohm meter you could measure the output off each channel and see if there's a drop coming off of the card. Also, how big is your power supply. You'll want to make sure its sized large enough that it can drive all 8 floods when they are on full white.
  2. I would try to see if you can get it to boot into safe mode. Then you should be able to uninstall that keyboard software and/or restore a recover point (assuming one was created). Here's a link on different ways to boot into safe mode: https://www.digitalcitizen.life/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10 I would probably try the one about interrupting the boot process three times in a row.
  3. I've just completed the next beta of the Toolbox. If you've ever imported a channel template and ended up with a bunch of extra timing grids, the Toolbox now as a tool that can automatically identify and remove those duplicate timing grids. It also has a tool that can apply/import a channel template to multiple sequences quickly and easily. Please let me know if you are interested in being a beta tester.
  4. Wow, I don't remember the last time a single thread had this much activity during the off season 😀. Lots of good discussion, though. I thought I would respond to some of the items that have been brought up. I have not had and conversation with Dan or anyone else at LOR (although I am not opposed to it if they would like). I have no intention of competing with them or trying to create an alternative to the LOR software. These are simply some tools and utilities that work in conjunction with LOR and provide some features that aren't built into the LOR software and/or provide a different mechanism to edit the sequence files. I don't believe anything I've done is illegal as the tech industry has a long history of having different software packages create files of a common format (i.e. pdf files, excel files, word files, etc.). This is no different. Many of the utilities in the toolbox were inspired by the work shared by others in the community (John Storms and BobO to name a couple), my own experience with my shows, as well just general conversation in the forums (I wish I could do this....). To be clear, I do not support or condone anyone who attempts to pass off someone else's work as their own (for profit or not). People who attempt to do that should face the full consequences of their actions (whatever that may be). LOR does provide methods for protecting and encrypting sequences so that they can not be modified and the toolbox will not work with those types of sequences. I also allow for the fact that as creators, there may be times where we want to modify some attribute or aspect of our sequence (for whatever reason we may have). Are there risks to using third-party tools like mine? Yes, I am not a LOR employee and don't have access to everything they know. But the format and structure of an S4 sequence file isn't that hard to figure out. We have all benefited from the knowledge, work, and tools shared by other members of the community. Many people on the forums preach the importance of backing up our files on a regular basis. The toolbox has a number of defaulted options for creating backups before any changes/edits are saved. That being said, the toolbox is designed as a set of advanced editors which assumes the user has some level of knowledge about the changes they are making. All software has bugs and all software can be improved. I created the toolbox with the intent of giving it to the community as my way of giving back (much in the same way that I created the Weather Conditions app for updating Zara with current weather data). I want to release the best possible tool that I can and I fully recognize that so many of you produce shows that are way more amazing than mine. That's why I was looking for beta testers - to get that additional feedback, thoughts, and ideas so that I can make the best software tool that I can. Thank you for all the perspective and feedback and please let the discussions continue.
  5. Hi All, Well, I've been using my time during this whole Covid19 mess to write a new set of utilities for working with S4 sequences that I'm calling the LOR Toolbox. I've finally finished it and I'm looking for a few people who would be interested in being beta testers before I release it to the general public. The LOR Toolbox is a set of utilities and advanced editors for S4 files. The initial release will allow you to: Import Audacity timing files into an existing sequence or create a new sequence based on a channel template file. Create a new MIDI sequence from an Audacity MIDI File. Easily and quickly apply a Channel Template file to one or more of your sequences Export the channel configuration from a sequence file to a Channel Template file Create an Excel file from your sequence listing all of the channels, groups, tracks. etc. Allow you to edit aspects of your sequence including Channels (add/change/delete) Groups (add/change/delete/assign/un-assign channels and groups) Tracks (add/change/delete/assign/un-assign channels and groups) Timing Grids (add/change/delete) Sequence Attributes (Name, created date, modified by, audio file, and more....) Again, this is only for S4 (S5 sequence files are a whole different ballgame). If you are interested in being a beta tester, please let me know. Thanks!
  6. These are really cool! Thanks for sharing them.
  7. I would tend to agree with you that it's some type of congestion issue as well. I just ran a ping and got a response time of 53ms. It looks like you were getting almost 3 times that. Not too surprising I guess given the amount of increased traffic on the net right now. On the plus side it won't cause the program to crash - you just wont' get updated data for that refresh cycle. That's a cool ping tool you're using. Which one is it? Joel
  8. Hi Kevin, This looks like the same issue as on your other machine. From your screenshot, it tried to do a refresh at 6:56 and then a second one at 7:11 (15 min later). The next time it happens, I'm curious to know what happens if you open that web browser connection I suggested. Joel
  9. Hi Kevin, I'm sorry it's giving you problems. From your screenshots, it looks like it's not able to connect to the OpenWeatherMap servers on the Internet. It's not a fatal error (in that the program will crash) and it sounds like it goes away once it can establish a connection again. The next time it happens, see if you can open a web browser to http://api.openweathermap.org/data/2.5/weather. If it's working, you should get a response about an invalid api key. If you can't connect, then there's some type of network or Internet issue happening. I'm going to release a new version within the next couple of months (I hope) that will have some new location options as well as graphical interface and I will make sure to put out a more descriptive error message. For now, though, I would just let it run as it will resolve itself once it can establish a connection again. Let me know if it keeps giving you problems, if you have questions, or any suggestions for improvement. Joel
  10. I should be able to modify it to use Lat/Lon info as well. Give me a bit of time and I'll post a new message on this thread when it's ready
  11. You can also do a forum search for LORTools. This will bring up a number of posts called 'Getting Timings Fast and Easy' that have a lot of helpful information. LORTools is a program I wrote to make importing the Audacity timing file simple and easy. The original link isn't working anymore, so here's an updated link if you want to download it: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hdsgarir6qsdow0/LORTools v1.5.zip?dl=0 I'm working on a new and improved version that has a number of other tools as well, but it isn't done yet.
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