Jump to content
Light-O-Rama Forums


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by TBS99

  1. TBS99

    Advise on next LOR Purchase

    When I first started a couple of years ago I started with the advanced license. I knew my controllers would reproduce like rabbits so I did not want to be limited. As far as sequencing goes, I spend on average 15 to 18 hours per song. I feel the sequence should show some artistic ability. Unless you run a commercial display the CTB16PC residential controllers are all you need. I try to add a new element each year and at least 2 to 3 new songs. Keep your display enjoyable to you. If it becomes more like a job than a hobby then it is time to take a break one season and bring back the joy. Welcome to the insanity, addiction, or hobby. Tom
  2. TBS99

    No motivation yet - help!

    I am permanently disabled, not just physically but mentally also according to my friends when it comes to Christmas lighting 😆. When I first started a few years ago, I was doing the same. I would spend hours sequencing until I started to get burned out. I found that I do my sequencing every morning, all year long for about an 1 1/2 hours before everyone gets up. I don't get burned out and before I know it I get a lot done. Tom
  3. TBS99

    No motivation yet - help!

    Don’t feel bad I was slow to start this year with changes. I am adding 3 more controllers. Also adding 4 new songs: Siberian Sleigh Ride - TSO Carol of Bells - Callann Lane Shake up Christmas – Train Do you Hear what I Hear – Riccardo Polidoro The only prop I am trying to add is a 36 spiral tree that I am making from an antenna tower. Still working on a foundation for it and lights I will use. I am not sure if it will get done this year or not. I find as far as sequencing goes, I am too tired in the evening so I get up an hour to an hour and a half before everyone else does in the morning and work on them. No distractions, just head phones and coffee. Tom
  4. I have a desktop running Windows 10 and a Laptop running Windows 7 which I use Dropbox to switch back and forth to open sequences. Both have the same software versions. All my music is converted to MP3 128kbps with a constant bit rate. I program on both machines and have no timings issues or any problems going back and forth. This is a quote from LOR FAQ page: " Make sure your audio file is an .MP3 digitized at 128Kbps and at a constant bit rate (CPR). Some music files are digitized at a higher bit rate that doesn’t sit well with us." Hopefully this will help. Tom
  5. Is your music set to a constant bit rate of 128kbps? I have heard of some people saying they had similar problems with variable bit rate music. Use Audacity to set the music to constant bit rate. Hope this helps. Tom
  6. TBS99

    Dual Screens

    I just tried and the sequence editor won't let me open up 2 of them to do dual monitors. I usually just have sequence editor on one and the visualizer on the other. Maybe someone else knows a trick to make it happen. Tom
  7. TBS99

    2018 Spring Sale

    I use Yahoo mail also. I have been getting the emails the last 4 years with no problems. Tom
  8. TBS99


    This would be great or a list by state would also be helpful. I agree about putting your location and software license level in your profile. I have seen so many posts where people need help and when trying to help the first or second question is always what license level they have . Tom
  9. TBS99

    New to rgb Where do you find decent "Dumb Nodes"

    Here is a great place to learn all about pixels and nodes. Lots of good information in their manual. Tom https://auschristmaslighting.com/threads/auschristmaslighting-101-manual.1889/
  10. TBS99

    WOW lights 64 channel set up

    I do my programming a lot like beeiilll said. You have lots of time left. There more you learn about sequencing the easier it gets. I started out with 64 channels my first year, now I have grown to 112 so far this year. The year is not over yet so that number may grow more. It is an addiction. I find that I spend about 1 1/2 hours in the morning before everyone gets up is the best time for me to do my sequencing. I do this everyday. I have about 3-4 songs that are in various stages. If I get stuck on one I switch to another. Don't expect to get a song done over night. You have to make this enjoyable and have patience. Tom
  11. TBS99

    2018 Spring Sale

    You forgot one thing. Will it be Pacific Standard time or Eastern Standard Time , or Central Standard Time where you live when the sale starts. Tom
  12. TBS99


    Here is Kevin's YouTube video. Very impressive wiring. Tom
  13. TBS99

    Happy Easter

    Happy Easter to you James, and also the rest of the LOR members out there! Tom
  14. TBS99

    Controllers for sale

    I can see them also. Tom
  15. TBS99

    Texas get together

    There is a big get together in Mesquite this year. I am hoping to attend. Tom https://www.christmasexpo.com/
  16. TBS99

    Moving to a NEW Computer

    In sequence editor under play tab is the control lights and control visualizer checked? Under edit tab, preferences, Visualizer preferences is that info listed in there match the com port setting info in the Visualizer? I had a similar issue which after checking the basic trouble shooting it turned out I had to reload drivers for my com port and it worked. Just some suggestions. Tom
  17. TBS99

    Tee Shirt

    I like those shirts as well. I would really like the stein to use as a coffee cup when I spend my hours sequencing. I would buy one if it really was Dan that designed it. Tom
  18. TBS99

    Tee Shirt

    The site said the designs were by Dan Baldwin, so maybe he sells them on the side. Tom
  19. TBS99

    Tee Shirt

    Is this what you are looking for? https://www.cafepress.com/+,24939198?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=pla-google&utm_campaign=617280371-d-c&utm_content=26271329530-adid-88603650730&utm_term=pla-73027503250-pid-24939198&gclid=CjwKCAjwypjVBRANEiwAJAxlIpbid6LZRcr-TDz1FKQ3JDrVlBbIUE-tl2vnuikloL0EWOu47KCJcBoChcgQAvD_BwE Tom
  20. TBS99

    Sign Project

    Glad to see they are renovating that theater. I worked in the shipyard for 23 years and walked by it a lot. Great job on the sign. Tom
  21. TBS99

    2107 Chistmas Videos Posted

    After going to the LOR YouTube page, all videos are listed there. LOR website does not show them all. If you can't find yours try their You Tube page. Here is their YouTube page : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgbaZk3ISdLGoG7ZqjH5KGQ/videos Tom Here is my video:
  22. TBS99

    2107 Chistmas Videos Posted

    It is there joopers7. You have to type in the number under search to find it. Mine is 052 Smith, but it only comes up if you search for it also. Why would LOR list them like they did? No one would see it unless they knew your number. How strange. Tom http://www1.lightorama.com/christmas-videos/
  23. I built the 9 foot version that Jerry shows in his video. 1 1/2 turns, 70 ct, 17 ft long C6 strings. I glued the rings together but I used screws for the uprights so it can be taken apart for storage. I also used fish tank tubing on the screws that hold the lights. Nicer than black tape to protect lights. Tom Jerry's video:
  24. TBS99

    2018 Spring Sale

    Last year it was April 7. Here is the link to sign up if you have not already done so:http://www1.lightorama.com/email-signup/ Tom
  25. TBS99

    Continue The Story In 3 Words...

    while still standing