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jrock_at_rons last won the day on January 22 2016

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  1. Most of my show is Christmas music (some traditional, some not-so-traditional) but I also add a non-Christmas song/mashup each year (usually suggested by my wife and/or kids). If you're going to invest the time/money/effort into putting a show like this one I think its fine to sequence the music you want to see. While I tell everyone I'm doing it for the kids... deep-down, I do it cause I like it myself. That being said, my kids like Radioguy's show more than our own.
  2. Quick question. What’s the best method/glue for attaching pixel strips to PVC? I used zip ties this past season but they tended to move over time and looked sloppy. Not to mention, they pinch the rubber sleeve so I’m worried about getting holes in them. Thanks.
  3. My very first year I used one altered sequence to to get me started (..2012?). Since then though everything has been original. I'm as lazy as the next guy (and I'm sure I'll get a ton of blowback) but I honestly think much of the sequencing out there is hot garbage. Don't even get me started on purchased/shared pixel tree sequences. I've started using pixels this year and I've decided to forgo the pixel editor as I can't stand seeing the same 5-10 effects I see on every other display. Like George said, the beat wizard is the #1 tool in the toolbox. If you can figure out the beat
  4. ...when you can listen to Bjork instead! I try to do a non-Christmas song each year. I used to listen to this in the 90s so I assume the kids still think its cool
  5. My first video for 2016 (who doesn't love the Ray Conniff Singers?). This is one of my favorite Christmas songs of all time so I've been waiting 3 years to do it justice. For those that know the song, it builds slowly to a dramatic end. Enjoy!
  6. I got all the controllers in, the mini-trees, the mini-mega tress, plus all the tree lights in. About 60% I think. Still have the 3 spiral trees and the house. Cold predicted all weekend so it will be a while before the rest comes down.
  7. Easy answer, no. For the RGB controller you're setting the initial RGB channel (so 1 in your case). If you had a second RGB controller, you would set the address as 28 (27 previous channels are used with the first controller). You can use this site to figure out future settings. http://www.holidaycoro.com/kb_results.asp?ID=88 This initial address is set via the dip switches on the RGB board itself. It is completely independent of your LOR controller ids. For your first RGB board, just flip the first dip switch on and all the others off. If you got the Actidongle from H
  8. They look awesome. How did you build them? I've never seen anything like them before. Are they using dumb rgb inside? Thanks.
  9. Watch these videos I was able to get it up and running using them last year. They both go through it step by step.
  10. I don't use the lan so I'm not sure how that would work. I started in Rgb last year and went with the dongle as it seemed the most straight forward.
  11. I have the entec dmx dongle from HC. http://www.holidaycoro.com/Enttec-Pro-Compatible-DMX-Dongle-p/53.htm So once you get that you'll have both coming out of separate USB ports from your laptop. Laptop-->usb-->entec-->cat5-->dmx controller (for your rgb network) Laptop-->usb-->rs485-->cat5-->lor controllers (for your lor network). It's a single laptop using two use ports. There was a document somewhere online that helped me a lot. I'll try to dig it up tonight.
  12. It won't. You'll essentially be running two networks out of your laptop. One will be the rs485 for your lor controllers. The other will be usb into the entec dmx dongle and on to your HC rgb controllers. There is also some universe setup, but it's not super complex. Make sure your HC controllers have the proper dip switches set for their starting channel. For me it's 1, 28 and 55... 27 each Let me know if you have any other questions.
  13. Looks great. Mind if I ask where you got the image for the movie rating screen in the beginning? I created a preview video for my show but though it would be cool to add that rating screen. Thanks.
  14. Simply looking at it, I think the geometry of the tree is a bit different than some you've seen online. The base of your tree seems very wide in proportion to the overall height of the tree. I have an 11' tree and I don't think the base is that wide. I could be wrong too, pictures can be deceiving. That was my first impression upon seeing the picture though. All-in-all it looks well built. I think once you add the other 8 channels it will look fine. To fill it out this year I'd do something like 1983ss454 said and use a single LOR channel to fire the lights on 2 of the tree ch
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