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I am really enjoying my LOR 1.5 software but I still think off the endless possibilities of the LOR 2 software update. Does anyone have any ideas about what the LOR 2 software will do and when it may come out ? And most importantly are they looking for beta teasters who play with their software every day (Me) ?

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As you no doubt noticed when you looked through the messages here, we (the LOR community) do not have a firm date as to when it will be released.

As far as I know, Dan has made no mention of beta testers.

As far as what it will do ... you can read back on here to get some of what it's rumored to do. Though, until it comes out, we just won't know for sure.

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Yeah I just want to keep the idea of LOR2 out there.

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Let me just fire up my time machine and take a trip and tell you what it is going to be like.

(10 seconds Later)

WOW! All I can say is WOW!

I promised my future self that I would not disclose the new features but I think you will all be very excited with it.

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I think I remember reading somewhere that Dan HOPED to have it out in September or there abouts.

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well its October now and still no sign of it.

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Yeah, I don't think it is going to be coming out this year. Even if it does come out in Nov, it will not be much use since most of the features were going to be in creating sequences and most people will have already created their sequences.

It would be nice if 2.0 came out soon but I am just hoping that they come up with a version that fixes some of the bugs that are related to quick fades (they really show up if you try and fade from 0%-50% quickly)

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I think that the better question is what is it going to cost?
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Will existing users get a discount???

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NWSanta wrote:

I think that the better question is what is it going to cost?
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Will existing users get a discount???

LOR II will be a free upgrade to existing users.

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Free. As far as I remember, existing software holders get LOR2 free of charge. That is both software and firmware updates!

At this point, I think LOR would be very smart to wait until after December. The last thing we need is software/hardware upgrade problems days before our shows go live.





**Oops, the answer was posted while I was typing***

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I heard LOR 2 was going to be able to make Kitchen sinks, Is that true? ;)

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I would still want LOR II as soon as possible even if it came out in early December. I am waiting for the MP3 Director card scheduling feature. Help with sequencing wouldn't hurt either.

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I would still want LOR II as soon as possible even if it came out in early December. I am waiting for the MP3 Director card scheduling feature. Help with sequencing wouldn't hurt either.


I would use it right away also.. Have heard a rumor that there will be a START button added. I can't set my shows up on timer, and will need to start them manually. (Got to work in among other performers ). I could be wrong, but as long as the old sequences will run, it won't bother me at all.

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I heard LOR2 will sequence your songs automatically and then hang your lights for you!

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John Paul wrote:

I heard LOR2 will sequence your songs automatically and then hang your lights for you!

Paying the electic bill will be in version 3.

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mb323 wrote:

I would still want LOR II as soon as possible even if it came out in early December. I am waiting for the MP3 Director card scheduling feature. Help with sequencing wouldn't hurt either.

I went out and purchased a timer specifically for operating the MP3. The one I purchased was at Home Depot for under $20. It is a 7 day, 7 event outdoor timer (by Intermatic) that can be programmed to your hearts content.

I keep the Ramsey on the same circuit so that they both turn on at the same time. I have a 12 volt adapter powering the MP3 card.

After LOR II is out, the timer will be moved to other operations.

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I went out and purchased a timer specifically for operating the MP3. The one I purchased was at Home Depot for under $20. It is a 7 day, 7 event outdoor timer (by Intermatic) that can be programmed to your hearts content.

I keep the Ramsey on the same circuit so that they both turn on at the same time. I have a 12 volt adapter powering the MP3 card.

After LOR II is out, the timer will be moved to other operations.

I thought about doing that, just don't like the idea of my show cutting off mid-song. That's about as graceful as a bluescreen on Windows.

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mb323 wrote:

I would still want LOR II as soon as possible even if it came out in early December. I am waiting for the MP3 Director card scheduling feature. Help with sequencing wouldn't hurt either.

I beleive you will find that "unlocking" the onboard clock on the MP3 Director is a firmware upgrade which according to Dan should be available mid November and not a part of LOR II

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I thought about doing that, just don't like the idea of my show cutting off mid-song. That's about as graceful as a bluescreen on Windows.
That is a good point, my thinking if it is that late at night, nobody will be around to see it.

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Bill Foley wrote:

I beleive you will find that "unlocking" the onboard clock on the MP3 Director is a firmware upgrade which according to Dan should be available mid November and not a part of LOR II


Bill, thank you for the update. I thought the two were tied together since the hardware utility will most likely have to be updated, setting date/time, uploading schedule.

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Brad Bilger wrote

I would use it right away also.. Have heard a rumor that there will be a START button added. I can't set my shows up on timer, and will need to start them manually. (Got to work in among other performers ). I could be wrong, but as long as the old sequences will run, it won't bother me at all.



You can fake that now... just schedule your show for earlier than you'd expect it to start, but have "Enable Shows" off in the control panel. Then just enable the shows when you need it to start, and it will start within a few seconds.

To stop a running show gracefully, go into the scheduler, and set the stop time for earlier than the current time, then save the schedule. The current sequence will finish, then the show will end.

Not terribly graceful, but workable if LOR II doesn't make it out...

-Tim

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Dale W wrote:

mb323 wrote
I thought about doing that, just don't like the idea of my show cutting off mid-song. That's about as graceful as a bluescreen on Windows.
That is a good point, my thinking if it is that late at night, nobody will be around to see it.

Depends on what time you shut down. Due to neighbor concerns I shut down at 9:30 weeknights and 10pm weekends, and there's often several cars around. Even when I used to run until 11pm there would be cars around...

-Tim

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Depends on what time you shut down. Due to neighbor concerns I shut down at 9:30 weeknights and 10pm weekends, and there's often several cars around. Even when I used to run until 11pm there would be cars around...

-Tim



Same here, my show is from 6pm-9pm, both the neighbors and I have small kids and flashing lights is not conducive to sleep.

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LOR needs to sell a button like this with a cable that plugs into the LOR units (and therefore, back to the computer to start the display):




Attached files 79545=4842-easy.jpg

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That's version 1.5 of the button, BTW. Version 2.0 will look like THIS...





Attached files 79547=4843-start-display.jpg

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