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  1. I agree that it would be nice. You can prove it with the procedure I mentioned in paragraph 2 of the 2nd post in this topic.
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  2. Honesty, I LOVE this idea. Sometimes while the beat wizard is spot on, you want to setup timing marks that are in line with something other than the bass beat
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  3. Hey ! Another cassette player guy! I missed it earlier. My HS class was 1976 but no computer classes were offered till college. I learned CoBOL in 1983 and got paid to do it until about 1996. A lot of VSAM DB2 JCL CICS and even some assembly language in there. I did a few years around '86 on some portable hand held computers with radios inside and tiny screens which were used in huge warehouses for pick bins. Then we started upgrading our entire software inventory to com/DLLs for YK2. I did a lot of years on the huge footprint IBM monochrome terminals which were 80x24 characters (no color or pictures) and the keyboard was like a brick.
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  5. Click on the pencil to write or the eraser to erase, then you should be able to add or remove the lit pixels from the diagram by clicking on them.
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  6. Hard to believe for me, but still at it even though I hit the 60 milestone in age, this year I decided to "flashback" my display to they way it was in 2008, it was by far the most prop active year, and as I got older I kept trimming back the display, this year I rebuilt all my 16 channel arches (eliminated them a few seasons ago) blew the dust off my retired 1st Gen AC controllers (still work like new) and I'm looking forward to this Christmas season
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  7. Also open the status window while the show on demand is playing and see what the errors are. Post a screenshot here if necessary. Single left click on the lightbulb in the task bar.
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  8. My point was that as your show gets more involved, the need to learn to sequence is greater. You likely will be able to borrow or purchase pieces (pixel tree, matrix, basic few controller setups, singing faces, etc), but you still will need to blend them together, and in many cases modify then to fit your show. For example if you obtain a sequence for 64 basic channel that has mini trees in red and green, it may look great - until you get the same sequence for a pixel tree that is mostly orange and purple. Not likely going to look good together. You need to be able to sequence enough to modify one or both in order for them to work together.
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  9. That's a PERFECT reason to go with separate controllers. HOWEVER, you do realize that after they get involved, they are going to want to do more - and you wont have any channels available. Just food for thought.
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  10. SS Auto faces are not designed for individual prop. The easiest way to sequence singing faces for RGB and have your eyes at the end of sequencing is to sequence it in non RGB rows and then copy paste in to the RGB rows. Singing faces is all I do and my eyes cannot handle the black grid screen, my OCD cannot handle any auto sequencing anything (though papagayo is useful to most). If you have sequences any singing face as long as its the same # of mouth movements they are all interchangeable RGB- AC/ LED and AC/LED - RGB JR
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  11. That's just disturbing 😁
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  12. I also went the low tech route. I ordered 2 double sided signs online (Vistaprint or somewhere...I forget the actual place) for cheap. I then built a frame around it and mounted it to 4x4 posts with finials on top. I have spotlights on timers that illuminate them. If you go this route, double check your station availability before committing lol.
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  13. Here is one of the few pictures I have stored on this website since it comes up relatively frequently. This is what I do. My wife is has one of the craft style cutting machines so we cut out the holly and all of the letting except for the station numbers. I bought a pack of those and have had to change them as commercial stations have come and gone that interfere. I just stick new ones one as needed. Don't know why it looks bad in the picture, but "Christmas" reads fine in real life. Oh, for those of you on the other thread about leaving lights all on off between shows, I run two different shows that run almost a half hour so there is 4 minutes at the end of one show and 2 minutes at the end of the other. I turn all on and run some generic music with a voice countdown every minute to the start of the next show, so no one should wait more than a minute to know when the next show starts. Then the lights go all off just before the next show starts.
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  14. For bullet type pixels, you can drill a hole through the PVC so that the pixel goes all the way through the PVC. Leave it so that the back end of the pixel is about flush with the back side of the PVC - leaving only the wires behind the frame.
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  15. On the computer now, so here are some photos. For each of these I am embedding the photo, but also a direct link to it since some browsers won't display the embedded photo. First the original plywood sign. Sorry, it was photo of something else, but it's all I have for one of these: http://www.newburghlights.org/photos/2014_6_arches.jpg Now a couple photos of the light box signs The first shows the dumb RGB strip: http://www.newburghlights.org/photos/Tune_To_3.jpg Next is a completed daylight view: http://www.newburghlights.org/photos/Tune_To_in_daylight.jpg And now in the dark: http://www.newburghlights.org/photos/TuneTo_cyan.jpg And the P10 matrix. First what it normally displays for songs (photo taken along with the P5 matrix hanging in my family room): http://www.newburghlights.org/photos/Matrix_panels_hanging_close-up.jpg And the temporary outside mounting: http://www.newburghlights.org/photos/P10_2018_mounting-3.jpg
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  16. What version are you running? Did you get any warnings when superstar first launched? The first thing to try is to go back to the Sequencer, In the Preview that you are using for the Motion effect row for superstar I expect you are using "Preview" for the arrangement. Try setting the resolution one notch lower and see if that helps.
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  17. It would be nice if the software (showed) the next port assignments based upon Max Circuit count... Although it does seem to carryover to the next port(s) it just does not show it in the prop definition...
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  18. When I was learning to program at the Computer Learning Center, (remember that?) we started on punch cards. ONE of the card machines had ONE character that didn't punch what you typed. It PRINTED what you typed so that it read right, but it didn't PUNCH the letter you typed. You had to find that out the hard way. You generally got one shot per day to run your program and the first time you used that machine it could take all day to figure out why your program didn't run the night before. You had to check every printed line and punch card against your hand written coding sheet. Once you got past the first couple of weeks, you could submit your sheets to the key punch operators and have them do it (again, lucky to get the card deck back the next day) but they were prone to typing errors too.
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  19. What is a conversion cable?
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  20. That was 81. My cousin Gustave was controller LaGuardia and was fired. ~1984 I went to his graduation from chiropractic school in Brooklyn.
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  21. Im coming to this thread late! Im old too. TI 99/4a was my first owned computer. It used the tv for a monitor and had NO hard drive. I had to use a cassette tape player to save my basic programs. Watching the tape counter was the only way to find and not overwrite your programs. But three years before that in 1977 I took my first college programming class in Fortran. No monitors at all and no disk storage. I had to type my programs and the input data onto punched cards and kept a rubber band around the deck to keep them in order. It was unforgiving of typos. Each time I wanted to run the program I had to wait in line at the card reader machine then wait for the printout. It told me if the compile was a success and then ran the program which had to output its results to paper. Having a screen to see my typing and correct it and switching to a cassette tape to save my work was a big upgrade back then.
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  22. Answers !- You can mount it in a waterproof enclosure or in your home. It can either connect to a mini director or your comouter. Ensure if connecting to a computer to turn your computer volume down to about 1/4. If not you will be back asking why there is a lot of interference in your show. Off the shelf Walmart lights work great. I never had a problem with Walmart lights of any type. They are easy to get and affordable. 2- Yes use as much SPT wire as you need. There may be some lights not compatible but all of the LED lights I used from Walmart would fit. You could always take a female plug with you to test if you are worried. You may have delays with wireless speakers. Wired is the way to go if you have OCD like a lot of us do. If you have further questions feel free to ask Welcome to the obsession. Happy Lighting JR
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  23. Theoretically: 4000' (far end only terminated: JP4 ) total
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  24. Thanks Marty! I guess it was just a bug with my Lightorama software, go figure. I can't wait to see your show next week, the whole town is already talking buzzing about it. I drove past last week and saw you up on the roof, I wanted to honk and say "Hi" but I didn't want to scare you hahaha. Happy Halloween!!
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  25. Ducks may be right about the file permission. but if that doesn't work try this. Sometimes after a rollback to S4 there are some leftover files in the \Programfiles X86\LOR folder, assuming it still exists in W11. Uninstall S4, delete \Programfiles X86\LOR, reboot and reinstall. If you still have issues since you are one of the first on W11, a Help Desk Ticket might be in order.
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  26. Got them and they work great to replace the ones I lost. Thank you very much JR. Chuck
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  27. Thank You for the grnerous offer But I did find a couple friend's from the past which had all the seq. I had shared in the past so I now have them all again. Thank you for the great offer. Chuck
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  28. I just tried to open an LMS file from 2018 and it opened fine in 5.6.6. Uninstall S5, delete the LOR folder in Programs x86, Reboot and reinstall a fresh download of 5.6.6.
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  29. Wouldn't it be easier to measure the current across the board fuse holder with a multimeter. No rewiring required.
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  30. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ik8G027l8MvjCa6ty-I_Ae45wyfsJJvU/view?usp=drivesdk
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  31. Exactly what Jim stated, you need a music editor to cut out parts of a song that are either overly repetitious or have insanely long musical interludes between verses. I just used my music editor to cut out over 5 minutes of a musical rift, the song was over 7 minutes long, not it's just under the 2-minute mark. Even in some instrumentals I use, I cut them down using a music editor, Audacity, the one Jim mentions is completely free, so most folks are using that. I use a commercial music editor I got with my video editing software, so I mostly rely on it, but I also use Audacity for some things my commercial editor can't even do! I also remove the excessive long silent delays at the beginning before the song starts and at the point it becomes completely silent at the end, although I have also shorted many silent parts that occur before a verse change because the delay, at least to me, was too long before the next verse started. If you don't have a music editor, you really need to get one, in this hobby they really are a must-have option, as you'll find a lot of songs you'll want to edit out repetitions or excessive silent parts between verses or rifts. I never redo the entire sequence, what I do is load in the edited audio file to a new sequence using the same filename, but add and -E to it, this way I know it is the edit of the song, then I load in the original sequence and copy ONLY those parts that coincide to the edit{s} of the song, and then, copy and paste each section from the original MINUS the section{s} I removed{edited out}. It's not redoing the entire sequence exactly, but no matter what, you'll still need to TWEAK the edited sequence version so everything run and flows smoothly. This is just the way I do it, and it works out well for me, I only have to do minor tweaks using the copy and paste from the original sequence to the new edit version of the song sequence. I've just found this is the easiest route for me to accomplish such a drastic change, going from the full song to a custom edit of the same song. And, I've been using this method close to 10+ years now. Good Luck!
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  32. ok so i just talk with lor help desk. they confirmed that gen 1 and 2 are no go. but gen 3 can in fact do enhanced mode just updated from verion 1.06 to 1.11 now everything works even at 500k and with motion effects in S5 thanks everybody for your help.
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  33. Short answer No You will need a dumb or smart controller. Really no need to use a dumb controller or strings because you will want to upgrade. A pixie 2/4/8/16 has a built in feature to allow you to treat smart nodes as if they are dumb just in case. But you cannot use a dumb controller for smart pixels nor dumb pixels with a smart controller. Your AC controller can only control Incan or LED lights of any type. JR
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  34. I'm presuming the starter package gave you a G3 CTBPCG3 16 channel controller, if so, no, you can not add Dumb or any type of RGB lights to it to do what you want to do. Only standard incandescent or standard AC powered LED Strands, to change colors like you want, yes, you'd need to purchase a strand for each color needed, you make what is called a super strand where you bundle all 4 colors into one strand, but each strand still maintains their own power cord and each super strand would use up to as many channels as you have used colors. Example a Red, Green, Blue and Clear{White} Super strand would have 4 AC power plugs, which each color would use 1 channel on the controller, so 4 colors = 4 channels. Now you might get any way with using an RGB strand that has its own built-in controller, but that controller would NOT allow you to change colors yourself, and no way to sequence those to change within a sequence, these would only be an OFF or ON command in the sequencer, no dimming, no shimmers, no fades, no special effects of any kind. Strictly FULL ON or FULL OFF. But the controller would have to be the type that would retain its setting once power was off and go back to what you set it too when power is re-applied. Most of us don't recommend using these type of RGB or any strand of lights that uses its own controller plugged into an AC controller. Most of us would use these as an accent light that is plugged into a n external timer and just runs during the entire show. Not saying they can't be controlled with the AC Controller, but it's usually not recommended, as some may have erratic behavior or could over-heat and cause a fire. Something you don't want to happen. I've used lights with their own controllers with my older CTB16PC controllers, but I did some extensive testing first, either outside on my driveway or on a concrete floor, so if something didn't go right, and they didn't work or smoked and possibly burned, they went to the scrap heap. I always allowed for a full test, which was usually about 3-4 hours, the length of time they'd be in use in a show on the controller, if they worked, I'd use them in my show and, again, only use OFF and ON commands to turn them on/off. As there is no way to control any strand with any controller that has its own built in light control system except by ON and OFF commands. Hope this helps. BYW: you'd need an RGB Controller, like a Pixie2D or Pixie 16D if you want to get into RGB lighting like you want to do, but this would also require you to upgrade your Software License to PRO. And if you're going to eventually get in pixels, PRO is the only real way to go here, as some RGB controllers won't work with anything less than a PRO license, as well as many of the effects that are enhancements to control them via the Software Sequencer.
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  35. Thank you very much Zing. This is a great start for my RGBs would have taken me weeks to do each one. Got one loaded up now and i am working away.
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  36. The red light bulb is called Control Panel. Click on that in the Start Menu LOR folder. It should then appear in the system tray, but it might be hidden depending on your Task Bar settings. In the right click menu of the lightbulb, check the Load With Windows item and never have to worry about it again. Comm listener will also run, just leave it be, minimized in the taskbar.
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  37. Watch the videos and if you have questions feel free to message me and I will walk you through it
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  38. You mean “some of us” A lot more of folks these days rely on others or auto. The closest I get to auto is the occasional motion effects. JR
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  39. My friend Docs problem was he had the jumper placed on JP5 as instructions provided say. Once we removed and relocated the jumper all 150 nodes worked. Easiest remedy I had in several days. As usually it was nice to talk to you again even if it is annually. LOL JR
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  40. Never looked at it like that Jim. Thanks. That is good point. It will be better to use the 16 channel controller with 8 channels on the face leaving 8 unused since they will most likely say "can we add a few more things along with the face?". Get another person hooked on the hobby!
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  41. i don't see it mentioned, but for connecting AC light strings in various place, look up SPT1 wire and vampire plugs. Gives you a lot of flexibility to connect the strings together you want to act as one. I have close to a mile of wire connecting things together.
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  42. Considering the size of the LOR Pixie Tree, I think the 15" Boscoyo star is a better match. https://boscoyostudio.com/product/chromastar-15/ Here is my 15" star. The base star uses 40 pixels. I drilled 10 extra holes in the star, so it uses a 50 pixel string. When building the prop for the tree I connected 2 strings together, 100 pixels with 3 folds. This used 4 ports for the tree and 1 port for the star. It left me with 3 ports for something else. In my case, 3 arches. Bob W
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  43. I have been using them since they began selling them on every build. They have saved me ore than once from the deer that run through my yard. JR
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  44. Now the oldsters are really coming out. I was almost a Marine in 1980. JR
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  45. I had to add the Griswold drumroll this year, here is my version
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  46. sorry for the belated replies, sent file on to those that requested. as for the tree, they go a long ways up, although not all of way, but once its dark, you don't notice the dark spots. It takes most of a day to wrap that tree... Plan is to add 4 strings of pixels up 4 of the trunks of that tree.
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  47. My daughter said I needed to do this one. It was a catchy tune and a lot of fun once I started on it. Welcome to share if you want, as long as you don't plan to sell...
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  48. I have 4 of these that I put out in my yard: Amazon.com: Dual Electronics LU43PB 3-Way High Performance Outdoor Indoor Speakers with Powerful Bass | Effortless Mounting Swivel Brackets | All Weather Resistance | Expansive Stereo Sound Coverage | Sold in Pairs: Home Audio & Theater 6 years of rain/snow/wind/sun and they still look and sound as good as new.
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  49. My sequences have 2 sets of RB G flloods and several other display elements that have 4 or 8 RGB channels in each. I would have to delete outsinging faces since some have been purchase. If interested, pick a couple from the list b elow and I'll send. Of coarse, with any "shared" sequences, you will hav e to dosome cut/paste in SE to make use of them since no bodies show is going to match with anyone elase. 1) Adams Family 2) Day-o 3) Dead Man Walking 4) Don't Stop Believing 5) Ghost Busters 4) Grin Grinning Ghost 5) I Got a Feeling 6) I Want Candy 7) Light Em Up ? Live and Let Die 9) Monster Mas 10) Munsters 11) Party Rock Antem 12) Simpson Halloween Theme 13) This is Halloween 14) Thunderstruck 15) Triller 16) Uma Thumon 17) Werewolves of London 18) ZombieJamerboree 36
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  50. So my longshot idea might work.... I was going to create a duplicate set of channels on a different prop arch in the visualizer but have both of them one set at DMX but the other set to the proper Channel ID. That way I still get the visual but when I put them in the show it would work as normal. That's what's i was going to experiment with that but figured I would check here first to see if that's logical to do. I mean I know it's going to work either way I'm testing them out in front of me but I'd like to get the arches out of the living room before a Wife puts her foot down lol
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