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My First Year - Mad Russian’s Christmas

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After recording and making many many edits, I think this is the final version. I love the visualizer, but nothing beats real time  

 

 

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Very nice!  You are off to a great start in your first year using LOR.  I love watching lights dancing to TSO songs and this is one of my favorite songs.

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Thanks!! Every time I watch one of my videos I try to visualize what I'm going to add next year. Unfortunately the houses in my neighborhood are really close together with tiny yards, so I don't have a lot of space to work with. Might just upgrade to pixie lights instead of trying to add a bunch of more elements. 

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5 minutes ago, martsycart said:

Every time I watch one of my videos I try to visualize what I'm going to add next year.

Even before I started setting up anything for this year, I already planned in my head what I was going to add next year LOL.  I think a lot of lighters go through that same thought process. 

I must say though, I'm really impressed with how quickly you caught on and how much you've been able to sequence in a short amount of time.  Gives me hope that maybe I'll be able to sequence my own songs if/when I ever have enough free time.

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52 minutes ago, Speedster said:

I'm really impressed with how quickly you caught on

I'm an IT professional so the programming part was simple for me. I also used to take piano lessons as a child, so the musical element was also pretty easy. It's determining the light patterns for the artistic element that is tough for me. Once I think I'm done, I'll record it on my phone and watch it and be like "nope, need to change all these things" lol. I tried to keep it pretty simple this year, didn't want to completely freak my neighbors out. Luckily the entire neighborhood seems to love it so far. 

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looks awesome!!!! I like the big snow flakes in the windows dam good job on the timing

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17 minutes ago, martsycart said:

I'm an IT professional so the programming part was simple for me. I also used to take piano lessons as a child, so the musical element was also pretty easy.

Cool!  I work in IT too (programmer/developer) and also have a strong background in music (guitar, piano/keyboards, drums, bass, songwriting).  So sequencing would be a perfect fit for me because I love being creative.  My problem is I have very little free time (mostly due to a very hectic family life), so I haven't even attempted to sequence a song yet. I think I made the task harder by starting out with 48 channels last year, so it seemed too overwhelming to attempt in my first year.  But there are a lot of Christmas songs by my favorite country singer that don't have sequences, so I think that will motivate me to make time to finally start sequencing on my own.

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16 minutes ago, Speedster said:

I have very little free time

It is extremely time consuming. But once you start doing it, it's hard to go back to purchased sequences. I started out by buying one, but then I had to re-arrange the channels to line up with my lights better. Then I started getting nit-picky about the beat and it just went downhill from there. I figure if I'm going to completely edit a purchased sequence, I might as well just start from scratch on my own.

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2 minutes ago, martsycart said:

It is extremely time consuming. But once you start doing it, it's hard to go back to purchased sequences.

I decided to join in on the LOR fun too late last year to learn sequencing, and when I found out how long it takes to sequence just one song, I decided to arrange my setup based on how LOR sequences are programmed for each controller, and purchased a bunch of sequences. I told myself last year that I'd get into sequencing in 2018, but this dang thing called "life" just kept getting in the way lol.  So now here I am this year saying the exact same thing that I said last year....."Next year I'm  gonna make time to start sequencing songs"...   ☺️

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@martsycart

You are just down the road from me as I am in Franklin. What is your song list like this year?

I am on the Trolley and Limo light tours and get a free limo to see lights so I may swing by and check out the display.

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Great job! It is time consuming and I found what works for me is I get up every day  an 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours before everyone else does here all year long and just work on songs. I have been doing this now for 3 years this way so it does not take time away from my family. Patience is key also before you know it your songs are done.

Again Great job.

Tom

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Clean ,concise, great timing and sense of movement. A++ for a16 channel display. You get a 🙂 sticker on your report card. 

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Very nice job! This is officially my first year using LOR and love it. I live in Murfreesboro and would love to stop by and watch. 

If you could shoot me your address-cmuller@ajaxturner.com

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