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Capt_Bill_USMC

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  1. Thank you for the replies. All great info. I'm going to reach out to everyone of you individually to clarify some things with you to make sure I understand correctly. My house will have a garage. Was thinking of a similar setup to the Johnson Family Christmas where all of his controllers (raspberries) are in his garage. That means lots of ext chords, but I have over 85 right now anyway, what's a few more. Still plan to put adequate GFCIs outside under my covered porch. Going to design storage for all my lights/controllers/props. Any ideas? My singing faces are a pain to move around/store. Need to consider FM transmission when I build and how people will view the show. The wife is totally on board with this stuff and helped me choose land to build our home that supported having a light show, that mean no homes hanging on the side of a mountain. Had to have a large front yard. Our land is 18 acres with 400 feet of road frontage and its 600 feet to our home from the road, so that is a huge area to do a serious light show. On a side note, I will be about an hour from Shadracks Christmas Wonderland and about an hour from Christmas Done Bright and not too far from Darryl Brown of Christmas Light Show. Very excited about all of this!
  2. Hello! If you were building a home and were thinking about your annual LOR set-ups what would you incorporate? We are building a home soon ourselves so we have the freedom to do what we want. I'm already thinking about placement of GFCIs and separate circuits in the garage for future expansion. But what else should I be thinking about? More importantly, what would you all do? Thank you!
  3. I was wondering if anyone has any Hallelujah Chorus sequences that they'd be willing to share? Specifically looking for the Shadrack version but I will take any I can get and then I will just adopt it to the Shadrack version. Just not looking for the Pentatonix version. Thank you in advance for any help that you can provide.
  4. Hello. About to turn my show on this Friday. Was wondering if any one has a 16CCR sequence for: -I want a Hippopatamus for Christmas -Dueling Banjos: Jingle Bells -Carol of the Bells: Pentatonix -Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy: Pentatonix I would appreciate any help. I am very behind because we've had lots of rain as in many many inches and it has caused me issues with my lights. I finally got things fixed outside and now I am trying to wrap somethings up with sequencing. Thank you in advance!
  5. This topic should be deleted. I posted it in the wrong topic heading. I tried to delete it and not sure how to do that. I apologize for the inconvenience.
  6. I had an issue this evening where my controllers for my singing faces weren't working. I tried a few different data cables and the problem persisted. I hooked the hardware utility up and isolated one of the 2 face controllers. I figured out that the data cable was not the problem. It was a RJ45 jack. It is very loose and nothing I do will work. So, I can use the RJ11 jack or I can swap the controller and make it the last controller on the chain, which would also solve the problem, but that means swapping out 32 channels. Are there any disadvantages to using the RJ11 jack? I've seen other posts before where people said it was a temporary fix. Why temporary? Thanks in advance!
  7. I had an issue this evening where my controllers for my singing faces weren't working. I tried a few different data cables and the problem persisted. I hooked the hardware utility up and isolated one of the 2 face controllers. I figured out that the data cable was not the problem. It was a RJ45 jack. It is very loose and nothing I do will work. So, I can use the RJ11 jack or I can swap the controller and make it the last controller on the chain, which would also solve the problem, but that means swapping out 32 channels. Are there any disadvantages to using the RJ11 jack? I've seen other posts before where people said it was a temporary fix. Why temporary? Thanks in advance!
  8. I'm almost done with my show. I am all set up outside and all wires/cables connected. Repeating several sequences from last year. But, I want to add Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Pentatonix. Looking for 16 CCR and singing faces. I know the singing faces are a long shot. Trying to learn papagayo now. I have the timings down with someone's generosity of sharing that, but trying to get a handle on the faces. Pentatonix is very complicated to do faces. Thank you! Bill
  9. Ok, thank you. Sorry for my ignorance but how do I do that?
  10. Just wondering if you could recommend a cable. I'm using the exact FM transmitter that you posted here and it is staticy and the static intesifies with the intensity of the music. Some people cannot pick it up at all. I'd love to find a quality shielded aux cable. I searched a bit online and found them, but not sure of the quality. Thanks!
  11. Going to start a new topic because it appears that from within my sequence, I can actually test each channel and it works just fine. I right click on the DMX channel and I click test physical channels on and they work just fine. I still don't know whether my tree will work in an actual show, but I will determine that in the morning. I will let you all know how that goes! Thanks again!
  12. Ok, I probably should start a new topic, but, this may be related to my above issues. The reason why I want to play just the tree is because I doubt I have everything set up correctly. So, when I copy/paste from a DMX CCR Tree timing, into my DMX CCR Tree timing, the timings are off. I fear that I don't have something setup correctly that is throwing this off. I have ensured that the fixed grids match. I have tried everything, from just clicking copy to clicking copy timings. It isn't copying the exact same thing. Thus, the reason why I want to just watch my show on my tree only. What am I doing wrong? How do I copy from one sequence to another from DMX to DMX? I know how to copy non DMX, works every time and the timings line up correctly, but never with DMX. Thank you!
  13. Thank you! Will let you know what happens soon!
  14. Thank you! I appreciate it. I will let you know what is happening!
  15. Thanks! I'll just hook everything back up tonight and see if I can get it to work. If it doesn't then my CCR tree will just stay constant green and it will become the most expensive steady led tree out there. If I had known DMX would be this hard, I would've stuck with basic LOR.
  16. Thank you. I've already installed all that and I have tested my regular LOR controllers. I am redoing the tree because my laptop's Ethernet port shorted out so I had to switch computers and set up my CCR tree all over again. I had everything disconnected, except the tree and I just wanted to try the tree out to make sure I wasn't missing anything. I know all works well with hardware utility, but I am trying to make sure that my sequences are working and that I set up my channels correctly in LOR.
  17. Ok, that's the problem. I haven't had time to connect props or anything like that. The way that I preview my shows since last Christmas is to do one and then run it for real outside. I know that is the hard way, but I haven't had time to learn how to set things up the way you mentioned and I find it takes a long time to draw your props. What am I missing?
  18. While I was testing I was using the hardware utility. Then, once I confirmed all was good, I used the Simple Show builder, then went into the control panel and told it to do a show on demand. And, that is when I got the error. I am not familiar with prop definition. I think I know what you mean by preview, but I am not sure how the 16CCR tree from HC is defined.
  19. Thanks to everyone who helped out. This was huge. I'd still be sitting here, if it weren't for you all!
  20. Thanks for your help. It is not working. I've already tested my lights using the pixel console. Now, I am trying to run a text show using a sequence. But, I am only wanting to test the tree. I may have to wait until I get everything plugged back in again. I disconnected everything when my Ethernet caught fire. I did verify that none of my controllers burned up in the process. It was just the Ethernet. So, I will try to run a test once I hook everything back up. Was just hoping to run a show on my tree to try it out. Thanks again!
  21. Ok, thanks. I just pulled it up. This is what I am seeing on the attachment.
  22. Thanks! I guess I cannot simply run a show on my tree to test it out? I am getting a comm port error when I open hardware utility. I guess I have to have the entire network on/connected to test the tree?
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