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I'm reading your noise ordinance now, it is very restrictive.  Prohibits any noise that is plainly audible 50 feet from source between hours of 7am and 10pm and only 25 feet in any direction from 10pm-7am. 

 

Looking for a loophole here, I'm thinking you place a vehicle with it's car radio on in front of your house 9or two with one on each side).  Have it play the audio through the FM tuner.  This should allow you to have audio up to 50 feet from the car.  California State law on vehicle noise also appears to have this 50 feet limit.  I'd clarify with an attorney but I think you could do it.

 

The criminals are always looking for technicalities to get away with stuff, why shouldn't we use them also?

Yes...Riverside noise ordinance is restrictive. Appreciate you looking at it. We thought about just using fm transmitter and telling the people to bring their own portable radios. Another option was to feed the audio via internet....everyone has a smart phone. Have a bunch of people dancing with headphone on. But thinking the timing would be off with latency.

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Sorry to hear about the shut down Kevin.

 

I think you would still have a problem, even going with FM transmitter. There are some very loud cars now days. More cars blocking the street (now an emergency vehicle issue), the chance of someone getting ran over (idiots come out at dark). Still trash being thrown around. Lots of issues some neighbors will still complain about. If they don't like it, they will make calls quickly.

It's not fair, but it's they way society has become.

 

I would think a sponsor would pick you right up and support a location better suited for your kick-butt display.

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Yes...Riverside noise ordinance is restrictive. Appreciate you looking at it. We thought about just using fm transmitter and telling the people to bring their own portable radios. Another option was to feed the audio via internet....everyone has a smart phone. Have a bunch of people dancing with headphone on. But thinking the timing would be off with latency.

Downside to doing that Kevin is the delay uploading it to the Internet.  I'm even having issue using FM transmitter at christmas, because newer cars have digital radios and it adds just enough delay to make the show out of sync.  I use outside 'rock' speakers (like you get from best buy) on Halloween AND do the xmitter.  That way people close to the house can hear it, and people on the road can crank up the tunes from their car.

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  I'm even having issue using FM transmitter at christmas, because newer cars have digital radios and it adds just enough delay to make the show out of sync. 

 

Hummmm, first I have heard of this issue. We don't have any problems going on like that with ours. Digital radios have been out for many years too.

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Hummmm, first I have heard of this issue. We don't have any problems going on like that with ours. Digital radios have been out for many years too.

Yeah, I don't remember which kind of car it was, but the radio had a rewind capability. I'm assuming it buffers up so you can rewind and FF as needed.  But since none of my cars are newer then 2003, I don't know how prevelant it is :)

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Hey all good news to report…

I got my show back!!!

After my show was shut down the calls and emails flooded the city mayor and councilman. They granted me an emergency permit to shut down the street and continue with the show. LOR family is first to be told.

Big props to Councilman Paul Davis!!

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Dang. Now I got to change all my post saying Cracker is Back....

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That's awesome!  It really is a good thing for the community that actually attracts tourism, so from a political perspective it is good for economic development. I have a few Council Members on speed dial if I ever get in that same situation.  Actually one of them advertises the show in her monthly news letter so I don't have to worry too much.  It also helps reduce calls by having a police car in the driveway.

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Fantastic News. Can't wait to see what you do this Christmas. Seeing your earlier stuff on YouTube is one the mains reasons I am here now. Just too cool

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Thanks Jay...i did like that takin it down - bringing it back part.

Hey thanks for the heads up. I was able to catch the west coast feed.

They were staying how my elect bill must be high....not true at all. With 95% led and the house has solar panels....likely is free.

 

Kevin, did you do all the sequencing for this in S3 or did you use other sequencers as well.  I'm curious how you did the fire effect and some of the outline movement mixing in areas of white between the colors.  I've done similar effects using Madrix but never with a timed sequence grid.  I normally just buy your sequences off your site so I can reverse engineer them to learn your tricks :) but these new ones are not up.  Great work as always!

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Kevin, did you do all the sequencing for this in S3 or did you use other sequencers as well.  I'm curious how you did the fire effect and some of the outline movement mixing in areas of white between the colors.  I've done similar effects using Madrix but never with a timed sequence grid.  I normally just buy your sequences off your site so I can reverse engineer them to learn your tricks :) but these new ones are not up.  Great work as always!

There is a fire effect in Nutcracker.. that would be my guess.

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Kevin, heard more about your 7:30 show on KFI and your permit being granted. You should have a great turn out now!

I lowered my volume and a guy came with a battery powered amp! Ha! Luckily nobody combined.

My wife has been ready for us to get a permit all along.

Congrats and be on touch soon!

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Thanks all. Getting the permit was the best. It was super packed tonight. We had 2 shows....6:30pm 7:30pm. About 1000 at first and 1500 at the second. Check out my FB page for pictures. I ask people to post pics that were there. My councilman showed up that help get us the permit. So he saw first hand the traffic, people and noise. He actually said I could turn up the volume. It wasn't loud. Traffic wasn't too bad at all. Overall very positive.

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Kevin,

 

Sounds like a super evening and the councilman showing up shows the great support.

Glad to hear all went well.

 

Tom

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Good on you mate love it your work is so good hope my christmas show dose not get shut down like that but good to see it is running again some people do not know ho much time that goes into doing this I have spent hours and hours just putting my lights up and still not done keep doing what you are doing mate

Brent kalgoorlie W.A

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Kevin, did you do all the sequencing for this in S3 or did you use other sequencers as well.  I'm curious how you did the fire effect and some of the outline movement mixing in areas of white between the colors.  I've done similar effects using Madrix but never with a timed sequence grid.  I normally just buy your sequences off your site so I can reverse engineer them to learn your tricks :) but these new ones are not up.  Great work as always!

There is a fire effect in Nutcracker.. that would be my guess.

Boborino is correct. Used Nutcracker for some of the effects. Madrix is another option.

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Glad to hear your show is back. I was glad to watch new videos of my favorite pumpkins.

I will never forget the feeling I had when I heard the pumpkin sing "Gotta get get" back in 2009. I thought  how can he do that ? I watched a lot of videos  to learn the "how to" throughout the year and then in 2010 I had a Singing Snowman in front of my house. :)
Thanks again Kevin for what you brought to me and the community in general.

 

And this year I'm added a third character : a Teddy Bear.

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Boborino is correct. Used Nutcracker for some of the effects. Madrix is another option.

 

Thanks Keven and Boborino!

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