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Did anyone else have the same feeling their first year?

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Last year was my first, 48 channels. I downloaded the Carson Williams Wizard song and started there. My display was nothing like his, but....I got the timing and thats what I had trouble with starting off. Once I finished modifying Wizards to my display things started getting easier. Also, using the wave form helps get the beats dead on. I use the tapper wizard first, then go back and tweak it to match the wave form so the lights flash dead on with the beats. I know lots wont use the Wizard song, but then I have the only display withing 60 miles and there were only 3 in 180 mile circle from my house. No one had ever seen it (Wizards in Winter) in person, and only a few on the internet. It was by far the most popular and I will run it again this year. Last year I had two TSO songs, two upbeat Christmas songs, and two religious songs, worked out great! My display will be totally differerent this year except for the mega tree. (112 channels this year). This year will have 16 minis (blue and white), 2 pair of leaping lights, shooting star, the mega tree, and few misc other roof lights. Right now I am working on a display for Relay for Life, but only running 21 channels.

The hardest part is getting started, once you jump in things start clicking and time will fly by. I know I found myself working till late at night not even realizing how late it was. Time flies when you are having fun!!! Which reminds me I have to finish up two songs by the 18th, time to burn some midnight oil!!!

James

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Last year was my first also. Because of finances, I only have 16 channels, but it worked out great. My problem is finding time to finish the songs. I only had a "beta" show last year with three songs. My wife said it looked amazing and everyone who saw agreed. I am going to use my extra money for a better FM transmitter this year, do a little rearranging, reduce to C7's from C9's, add a few more mini trees, try to get more songs done, and add some cut outs of the Peanuts (wife's idea) with the Linus Christmas story. Do I want more channels? You betcha! But small shows work and take less time to sequence.

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I have too many things I would like to do. I have too many things I want to do .I have too many things I have to do. There is only 24 hours in a day. There's only 200 days. Thats only about 4800 hours till Light up. I gotta get going. See ya.

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Last year was my first year. I did 64 channels. My first sequence took about a week. The song was stuck in my head 24 hours a day. I even dreamed that I was sequencing. After you get done, wait a couple of days, and then watch your sequence again. It took me another week to tweak it until it really was perfect, at least to me; believe me, nobody else will notice, but you’ll change it anyway.:laughing:

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