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Goldie1970 last won the day on November 28 2018

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About Goldie1970

  • Birthday 10/25/1970

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    Halloween, Christmas

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  1. Thanks fellas. Upgraded to pro, will search YouTube now for the videos
  2. For background, I have typically run 3 16 channel controllers to do my Christmas show. Currently running S5 Advanced. The vast majority of my sequences are purchased from the sequence store, some are editable and some are not. I run my show off a show director but also have run straight from computer in the past. A couple years ago I bought everything needed for a pixel tree….and it has tragically gone unused, never having been set up. I want to use it this year and while it’s late to start, it’s about 30 days early for me! Looking for the path of least resistance to get it up and running and have a couple questions 1) Can a pixel tree be added to the “editable” sequences that I have purchased? 2) Worse case scenario, Could a tree be set up with effects, but not set to the music? I don’t have the time to program a bunch of new sequences around what I already have, I’m curious if I could use the show director to just run effects on the tree as a stand alone show and use my laptop to run the other three controllers. I know it wouldn’t mesh, but could set it up off to itself. Thanks All! Matt
  3. I use At Home for many of my LED strings. They have done a nice job of having (most) of them year after year. Gremlins messed up some of my strings this year and they still had in stock
  4. I have 8 arches, 5 feet apart, that run on channels 1-8 of controller 2 4 foot of 1/2 inch rebar driven 2 feet into the ground on each side, and 3 sections of 1 inch pvc held together with 2 connector fittings. I don’t glue them together, tension seems to keep them in place. For the lights I have a 33 foot string wrapped around the post, held in place by 5-6 zip ties as you cross the span. Takes about 90-120 minutes to set them up, total. I build the arch and then wrap the lights around a base about 25 times, then spread the string across the arch. Currently using g40 lights from sams club. They are 8 function lights but I just keep them on solid color
  5. Even if I take the advice to stay on S4, I can’t run my pixel tree/star with the old sequences. I guess I can run the old stuff off the computer and use the tree/star with my mini director and have it show effects not tied to the music and other controllers. But that’s no fun!
  6. I’m moving from S4 to S5 and adding pixels this year. Just finished building the bullet strips and starting to build my preview. Just have some thoughts that keep cropping up on sequencing... I have about 12 sequences I’ve used the past few years. A couple I did myself, some I bought from the sequence store at LOR. I bought both versions from the sequence store: some I can change, some I can’t. None of these have the pixels that I am adding, a 16 x 50 tree with a 270 pixels boscoyo star. While I can’t change the sequences that are locked from the sequence store, I’m wondering if I can add to them. Can I add a tree/star to a locked sequence by adding another controller to it? And advice you all have on sequencing is appreciated! For clarity I have S5 Advanced but not superstar
  7. Hey that’s a mighty nice offer, I’d like that! I’m at Matt.golden@sbcglobal.net thanks!
  8. Pixel Newby questions! I picked up the boscoyo chroma star 36, 270 pixel prop and have a question on what pixie I need to use. My plan is to build a 16 strip tree and top with the star. As of now, i have the pixie 16 and a pixie 2 Can I run 150 and 120 on each of the pixie two channels? Or is 100 the limit on each string? I’ve seen in the hardware utility where the string length can be changed and I think 170 was an option also, I have the advanced license and I’m on s5. Is this prop already built in the system? So much to learn and so little time, open to suggestions!
  9. I also picked up a CCP II and while it came with a user manual, it may as well be in a foreign language! First, it came with a black jumper (I think) taped to the outside, but with no instruction on what it is for, or even if its supposed to be used or just a spare. LOR REALLY NEEDS a glossary or terms page...something to explain all the udacs and new words we are going to be using (can only imagine how many "stupid' questions that would be eliminated!) For instance....HU....no clue what that is! I think I have identified the dip switches. There are 8 in my Pixie2, the first 7 seem to be switched off and the last one is switched on. Any help getting this thing put together correctly would be appreciated! Then I can get to work doing the same for the Pixie16, and then to sequencing!
  10. Thought about both suggestions, With as many pre-made, unchanggeable sequences that I use, I couldn’t copy that over to another unit ID. The distance I’d have to run 8-16 extension cords would be cost prohibitive.
  11. My suggestion is the At Home store if available in your area, especially when they drop prices to 50-75% off AFTER the holidays. Think ahead for next year, you don’t need to know exactly what you are doing with the lights, but buy a bunch and think in groups of 4. I think I added about 60-80 light strands, good quality extension cords (probably 20), 2 inflatables, led 2 foot tall ornaments.....all for about $200 after Christmas. They will make up my leaping arches this year and other options. I also got a 15 foot tall family of three polar bears from sams for about $40....down from $200. No clue where that’s going! Need to cut down some bushes!
  12. Thanks all. Here is a tweak on the original question. Can two controllers have the same unit ID? If I want to duplicate arches in completely different areas, can I have a unit 3 on the north side of my house and a second unit 3 on the east side? The reasoning is that it would be easier to set a second controller instead of splitting the original line off with extension cords and dragging them all thru the yard
  13. I think I’m going to add pixels too. I have mostly used the pre made sequences on the LOR site. Will I be able to add pixels to those sequences, or am I starting from scratch? I have used both styles of sequences, those you can change and those you can’t
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