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  1. Ok Don. Thank you for your reply. Greatly appreciated. One more question for you if you don't mind. Do you have any idea as to why my MP3 director freezes and needs reset after a trigger press?
  2. Do the MP3 directors support background sequences? I am not seeing any option for this in the hardware utility...
  3. Ok. Thank you again for the clarification. I appreciate you getting back to me this evening. 73 Jim de KC3LMP
  4. Ok thank you for clarifying that for me. I have seperated the AC controllers onto the regular network, and put the pixel controllers on enhanced. Will interactive buttons still work on a director? It says in the manual that it can, but only discusses a triggered show.
  5. Last year, I had an interactive stand where when someone would press a button, it would stop the show and each button would light up a section of the yard. I ran an InputPup on Aux A and everything else on the regular enhanced network. This year, I need to do without the InputPup because I am switching to the MP3 director, but for right now I am just running on computer to make sure everything is working before I transfer to the director. I am now using the inputs on my CTB16-PC to do this. Now, the buttons do not work at all. It doesn't even register a press in the Control Panel. Is this because I am running the CTB16-PC on enhanced? I know you can't run an InputPup on enhanced...Also, do the triggers have to be on a different network or can they be on the same network?
  6. Ok thank you. I will try it and see later today
  7. Well I want my show to run on a schedule like a normal show but have interactive groups that will interrupt my main show. The G3-MP3 director setup in the HU only gives me three options when setting up the show and only lets me choose 1. I could choose interactive, but then that would mean in order for my show to start id have to press a button, which I don't want.
  8. Please let me know if this is not the correct heading to be under and I will move it, but years previously, I have run my shows on my laptop. I purchased an MP3 director this year so that I can avoid having computer problems, crashes, etc. I am worried about one thing at the moment, though. I have a interactive section of my show where I have 5 buttons that when you press them, it will light up sections of the yard for a few seconds. It is programmed that when one of the buttons is pressed, it will interrupt the current show and play that small sequence and if nothing is pressed for 10 seconds, it will go back to the main show. The kids love to play with it because they get to control the lights for a second. Anyways, as I am getting ready to program the MP3 director with the hardware utility, I am not really seeing an option for this. Is there something that I am missing or is this just simply something that is not possible to do with the MP3 director? I have added my .lss file for my show last year so that you can see how I have things set up and how I'd like to set things up this year on the director if possible. 2018 Show.lss
  9. Dennis, if I may ask, were the buttons in use during the show? I want my show to keep going and when someone wants to press a button to turn on a group of channels, just as you did, did your show stop when someone began messing with them? That is how I would like to set mine up. I want mine to stop the show when someone is messing with the buttons and then when said person is done it returns either back to the beginning of the show or back to where it left off.
  10. Thanks Jim! I will have to check out some of the other posts about the InputPup. I appreciate your time. Maybe Ill catch you on the air some day! 73, de KC3LMP
  11. Hello everyone. I hope you all had a great thanksgiving this past Thursday! I debuted my show thanksgiving night. It is running smoothly so far. I got an InputPup from light o rama about 3 weeks ago and have been experimenting with it. I now have an idea of what I would like to do with it. I built a stand out of pallets and put a piece of plywood on top and stained it. I then put five 60mm colored arcade buttons on the piece of plywood to make my show interactive. I got all of the 12V lines to light the buttons up and got the buttons wired up to the InputPup. Now what I'd like to do is mainly for kids to mess around with. I have 5 buttons total at the moment and would like them to be assigned to an animation sequence containing certain channels in my display when they are pushed. I have already set this up in the Show Editor and it works fine without my show running. I would like my show to run at it's scheduled time and then when someone comes and pushes a button, the show stops at it's current place and the lights switch over to interactive mode. After someone is done messing with the interactive section (maybe after a 15 second delay), I would like the show to return to the place it stopped at. Is this possible to do? I know I explained it more that I needed to, but I wanted to show everything that I wanted to do.
  12. I got rid of that cable and used Cat5 ethernet cable. Works flawlessly because it it data cable. Works good. That is what I figured. Thank you very much.
  13. I bought pixels and made 3 arcs today. I made my own extensions using 18 AWG 5 conductor air conditioning control wire I got new at Lowe's. I plugged them in and experienced some problems. They flash random colors but they are getting power nonetheless. I figured that I am getting power loss within the communication wire not the power. I tested the power wires (red and black) while they were plugged in and still got the 12.6V I was hoping to see. But, when I tested between the data wire (green) and the ground wire (black), while it had no load, was 0.345 VAC. When I plugged it into the pixels, it dropped to the millivolts range. I am ready to spend $40 on extensions on LORs website, but before I do I would like to know if anyone has suggestions
  14. Hello all, This is my second year of using light o rama and had thought of something that I thought would be cool and could fabricate easily. I would like to make Christmas lights go to the music by AC audio signals coming from a microphone source or an incoming audio source via 3.5mm jack or a 3 pin XLR or something. My Idea was to have a few microphones set up in my yard and have a few of my friends over to carol songs live with the lights dancing to us singing. I understand that this could be very advanced and complicated to do, that is, if it is possible. I researched and found nothing. I didn't know if there was a way or not and that Is why I came here.
  15. But I have the base unit of the Pixie16 set at 3 but the regular 16PC channels still control the pixels.
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