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  1. 2020 The year lol... For me the biggest obstacle was health and depression which seemed to take its toll on everyone worldwide this year. Had a few setbacks this year between the job going bye bye in March, trying to get my decal business back up only to have 2 great months, then literally falling apart with the economy, getting rear ended in an accident that jacked up my neck and back but then had an mri done due to the accident which found a huge growth of about 2" in my throat. Possible cancel so yeah 2020 can g2h..... I'm learning I am not in my 20's anymore and need to take better care of
  2. I ended up getting a Kingston React 32gb class 10 pro grade sd card. Seems all my problems are now solved. So very odd though as the other cards seemed to glitch up. One thing I did try differently is I used a different writer usb. Perhaps the one lor sent me was defective. Because now I am having no more problems. So Im not sure if it was the cards or the reader but there is no more lag in my show. I have ordered an additional React sd card as well as a backup. One thing I have learned is to buy directly from Kingston or through links on kingstons site. The ones are amazon are not always what
  3. What Mr P. said is 100% correct. You need a pro level license for a pixie 16... Your basic license only allows 4 ac controllers. Your pixie16 counts as technically 16 since it uses 16 unit id's (one for each port/strip) Upgrade the license then read the manual on the pixie. They recommend you give it a much higher unit id number. Do not start at unit id 1.
  4. By chance have you checked the se to see what unit id you have the cmb set at? Also have you checked the dip switches to ensure it is the correct unit id on the cmb board? I found that to be my issue as I forgot to change the dip switches to the proper unit id after my Halloween show. Just a thought maybe it is set incorrectly for the unit id in your actual channel config. Just curious if you can post a picture of the dip switches on your board.
  5. So I am using S4 software version 4.4.6 but I have noticed a bit of confusing details regarding sd cards. The manual as someone pointed out states up to 8gb sd card towards the end of the manual. However I have been using 16 gb cards for the last 3 years without issue including last year which was my first year using the g3 director. Before that was the mini director... . This year it seems to be hit or miss when I write an sd card and the same card will bring different results each time I write to sd card and the only thing that changed this year was I added a pixel tree. Every time I write
  6. The 8gb are the ones that had serious lag. The 16 and 32 I bought seem to work great. But only on two songs the pixel tree lags. I'm going to try to look into the firmware and see what it shows that might very well be a problem. None of my controllers or anything has ever been updated on firmware. I was under the idea of if it ain't broke don't fix it. I will check back on that shortly.
  7. I have never run it from the actual computer. Other than to just test channels in the hardware utility. I do have the red dongle however. Do I need to change any settings in the computer to run a test of the pixel tree through the red dongle? I would assume I just have to adjust the network speed in the lor utility on the computer itself and run it directly from the sequence editor is that correct?
  8. A BUNCH of details here crammed into one post but all are related to the mp3 director... I have been searching this morning but have not been able to find anything regarding the actual read speeds for sd cards on the G3 mp3 director. Curious what the director is capable of for read speeds. I have 2 kingston select 32gb sd cards that just cant seem to keep up. I also had a Kingston 16gb from last year that I tried and it was worse! Songs are lagging at fast parts on the pixel tree. Now keep in mind I only have a 16x50 pixel tree and it is running on 500k aux A enhanced.. I have been having trou
  9. By chance are you using spt wire? Just curious if a male or female plug was put on incorrectly (backwards). Not sure if that would do it but It's normally the first step in a process of elimination when I have any issues. But personally have not come across that before..
  10. Not to hijack this post but I've read up a little bit on snubbers and have a question. I just picked up two gin to controllers and have noticed six of the channels are not fading properly compared to my G3 controllers. Some people use old night lights for snubbers and some people say you can use a Glade plugin for the older controllers to help with the dimming of LED. but I haven't seen anything on where exactly to place it. do you place the Glade plugin or night light after the string of lights on the spot wire with a vampire plug or if you're using a Glade plugin do you use it at the end of
  11. At Cracker Barrel now in Ocala. Will be there hopefully around 5pm today. Just spending time with the wife and M.I.L. Thanks
  12. Ok kool... I thought it was just me. It's been driving me nuts for the past month lol. Kind of hard to keep zooming in on the mobile but oh well. it'll get fixed eventually (I hope)
  13. I might be interested in one. I have a 16 channel g3 controller that has problems with a data port and it seems to be causing conflicts. I just got all set up last night over here in Lecanto and I'm running into problems with one of the controllers where channels are staying on when they shouldn't be. But then as soon as it comes on in another part of the sequence they turn back off. but then it happens again and it's not always the same channels where it turns on and freezes. This leads me to think it's a data problem. It's happening on multiple sequences and I've already checked everything
  14. I have noticed I always have to click desktop view on google on my phone lately. When you try to tap the lines for tabs on the top right, it opens up with a white x and does not show any of the tab selections and no drop down menu. Just a white circle with an x in it. The only way around it is to click the three dots up top and select desktop view. Is anyone else experiencing the same problem? I'm on a Samsung note 9 but no other website seems to do this for me. I couldn't find a way to report a website error. I looked but the only option was to open a help desk ticket I figured may
  15. Know that area all too well. Used to go fishing on the skyway bridge fishing pier. St Pete floods in an afternoon thunderstorm. But the bay got flooded pretty good. Im an hour north of Tampa. Not too bad here. Wind and rain thankfully no damage at all.
  16. Very very true Keith. I am running 75 sets of 100 blue leds in a grid pattern across my yard so total 7,500 leds on one ac channel and it works GREAT! OP, Imagine this, Most incans say plug no more than 3-5 sets in a row... Well most leds allow anywhere from 25-40 (of the same type) sets back to back without popping the strands fuses. You can't go wrong with the power bill for led either. We have over 50,000 lights and our bill only goes up $40-50 a month. With incans we went up hundreds! Some prefer the look of incans but leds are the future and I said that back in 2012. Now look th
  17. Cough* Cough* Clears throat...Eh HEM.... I'm one of those few who share floods and pixel arches lol. BUT I have not done the song the op is looking for. Might have to check it out later and see. Have to put back up stuff I took down due to the storm. It literally fizzled out just before it hit shore this morning and hit just 30 minutes north of here instead. I will take a look at the song this weekend and see if it is something I can whip up in a day.. @dibblejr I just finished Into the unknown by Panic at the disco if you want it brother. I already have the faces and pixel but will edit
  18. Thanks man. I just saw the preview you texted me. That came out freaking AWESOME I just woke up at 1:45am so it was too late to text you back. Apparently putting in three 11 hour days working on the Christmas setup finally did a number to me. I came in, I ate dinner took a shower and I went to bed earlier than I have gone in many many years (before 9pm) I normally am up til midnight but my grandson was out with his mom so I had a break from grandpa daycare lol. I will forward you what I tweeked with the RGB elements as well later today. I already shared the normal version but I always go bac
  19. See and this is why I have gotten to where I am in this hobby today. You sir are a treasure trove of knowledge! You helped me build and always took the time to explain things so I could understand them. Now there is a slight downside to that...... Because when I make the switch to S5 next year, You know exactly who I am calling every little problem I come across hahahahaha
  20. I have 4 wyze cams in my display facing different directions. They sell bird houses for them that make them water resistant. Haven't had any water damage mine yet and have had them outside for a couple years now. Total we have eight plus a ring doorbell camera. Wyze are cheap and easy to use but you really have to tweak your alerts otherwise they will constantly go off but in the app you can do all of that. I have two signs of my yard that say security cameras and use nobody's ever said anything about it though.
  21. Never knew you were in Ocala. I'm over in Citrus county. We put on the LightUpCitrus display in Lecanto. Nice to see a local here. I have met a few on here. I think it was Kapkirk I bought arches from. If that was him I still feel bad that my husky decided to go swimming in his pool lol. Also met a couple other locals by me that use lor but they really don't frequent the forums much.
  22. So happy to hear that you got it back up and running. You actually came up in a conversation yesterday that my wife and I had about how 2020 s hit a lot of good people really hard. Was telling her about the setbacks you had with the computer issues and then the storm. Very happy to hear you didn't let it not you down you kept fighting till the end and still had your show running last night. I have noticed not very many people are sharing on here lately. I look at it this way if somebody's helping me the least I can do is offer to send them back the parts I did with their sequence in case
  23. yeah I just showed my grandson and the only thing he kept pointing out was that the pixel tree wasn't lit up lol. He is 3 and has way better vision than me and saw the pixel tree in the yard wasn't working LOL. Glad it worked for you. It's nice to see other people put it to good use
  24. Dudeeeeeee that is AWESOME!! Love it!!! Wish I was that advanced with singing faces and pixels. I can't program singing faces or pixel tree yet. That projection mapping is spot on. Totally digging that. Are you using S4 or S5? Also the large talking bulb is that a pixel tree? Even my wife loves it. I just showed it to her. I can freehand design arches in se but I know nothing about the pixel tree yet. Hopefully next year I can program my own pixel tree stuff.
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