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PhilMassey

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  1. You can still do the effect using the individual channels but it will be easier to use a chase through as many pixels as you need. I still use many conventional effects and a lot of chases for all my pixels. Simply fill in the first row with your fade and chase down to the bottom row by selecting chase, and dragging. You do have to have a space at the end of the effect in the first row for the chase to work. Off the top of my head, you might be able to get something similar using the Scanner ME. Bars, and Curtain might work, but you will have to play around with the settings.
  2. Here you go. https://www.wiredwatts.com/learn-regulators
  3. If channel level isn't enabled, do so in the grid right click menu.
  4. One thing to check. When Sequencer is open with a sequence loaded, there should be a volume slider in the Windows mixer specifically for the Sequencer. I don't use SS, but there may be one for that too. Similarly for the show player when running.
  5. You can use the Amplify effect in Audacity to adjust the level of the song but if it is poorly recorded, or encoded it may start to sound noisy or distorted. You might also look into MP3Gain, a piece of software to normalize the levels of all your songs but again it may affect the quality.
  6. Not trying to beat a dead horse here, Matt, and I know it is on your list, but this sort of thing is exactly what one could test in the S4 Visualizer.
  7. Sounds like the file is damaged. If you downloaded it from somewhere, try a fresh download. If you have another copy or version someplace else, otherwise known as a backup, try that. If not, then unless you can read and edit XML code, it's probably dead.
  8. I have two LOR RS 485 adaptors connected to the USB ports for my remaining AC controllers and my DMX moving heads. All my E1.31 pixel stuff (10 controllers) come off of one ethernet port. I do have to "split" the ethernet at several places using network switches to get to all the controllers. Falcons include a one port switch so you can daisy chain them. Some E 1.31 controller don't, hence the need for the switch. i run S5 and have three holes in my wall.
  9. I don't think the directors support E1.31. I run two Falcons but they are wired directly to the ethernet port of a computer or switch, NOT a LOR network. That is one reason I have never had or never will run from a director.
  10. There is no preview editor in S4. If you mean Visualizer, then it has now been combined with Sequence Editor which is now called Sequencer. The S4 Pixel Editor is also integrated into the S5 Sequencer as opposed to being separate in S4. The Preview though, is much more than just a visualization though as it also handles prop creation and device setup and Sequencer config
  11. Menu button is now working on my Android phone as well. The template thingy is gone too. Thank you Don.
  12. It is not recommended to split RS 485 but some people claim to get away with it. I personally would not do it. Cat 5 cable is cheap and long runs of RS 485 are not a problem. The RS 485 standard will allow up to 4000 ft between devices. By the way, it is only Ethernet cable when used for Ethernet networks. Confusing the terms might lead someone to use th network port on their PC for their LOR RS 485 network. This could let the magic blue smoke out. DO NOT under any circumstances use an Ethernet switch for a LOR RS 485 network.
  13. Thanks, Matt. Apparently that was the one thing I didn't try until after everything else.
  14. As I described, use the nudge fadeout tool to fade out the hold section. Just click the tool on in the toolbar, hover over the end of the hold and find the angle cursor, then drag.
  15. Have you tried the drag edge tool. It is the right hand icon in the nudge tools section in the toolbar. It has two modes depending upon where you hover the mouse. Extend and fade, denoted by an an angle cursor when you hover over the end of the effect. It's a bit tricky to hit the spot, but when you do, just drag.
  16. I temporarily turned off Spectrogram in Sequence Info to speed up rendering during sequencing. When I was finished, I turned it back on again, but the effects didn't appear in the Preview or the ME window.. After much mucking about I got them going again, and I think what did it was opening the Preview and saving it, then saving the Sequence file and reopening it. Anybody else tried this and perhaps Matt could comment on the correct procedure.
  17. Again. 250 pixels is 750 channels. 750 channels is about one and a half universes. One universe is 510 channels or 170 pixels. 510 channels is 170 PIXELS. You are mixing up channels, ports and universes. Start from there. S5 will do whatever you want to do
  18. The 512 max value is channels. Each pixel uses THREE channels, so the max per universe is 170 pixels which equals 510 channels. More than 170 can carry over into the next universe if you want. However, if you do use 250 pixels per string you will be likely looking at power injection, as 250 pixels at 12 volts and assuming 0.6W per pixel will need about 12A. You didn't say which controller, but that is well over twice what most controllers can supply per port. There are a lot of variables to consider. LOR pixels run at 0.3W each and if you plan on using less than 100 percent intensity you can reduce the load still further, but you need to design and test based on what you have. Stop thinking in strings and think of how many pixels per prop and design from there. You also don't need to fill a universe if you don't want to.
  19. The VU wizard is intended to create VU meter type displays. For example, a bouncing meter like display that varies with the volume of the song or sound. It works pretty well but is time consuming to get just right. I used to use it to turn my post pixels into VU meters with the top 8 pixels transitioning from green to yellow to red. A similar easy and much quicker way if you are in S5 is to use the audio effect in the Motion Editor IMO, if you want ABSOLUTELY accurate timings on all the sounds in a song, the only way is to do it by manually moving timings around. The beat wizard is your next choice and is fine for most people, but I'm OCD about timings
  20. Spring Sale otherwise known as the Mad Grab sale is long gone. There is usually one towards the end of summer, but only LOR knows that. The post you quoted was from January.
  21. As Jim said, a few of us have been requesting this functionality be restored. Maybe one day. I seem to recall Matt saying it was on the list.
  22. No. Pixels need their own controller, Pixies or the Pixcon. You will probably need a second RS 485 network adaptor when you add more than a few pixels. Pixels are low voltage devices, 5 or 12V. Be warned, pixels up the channel count quickly. One 100 pixel string consumes 300 channels.
  23. There is usually a summer sale but who knows what will be available, in view of the chip supply line issues in Asia.
  24. I use my Android phone with TightVNC to remotely control LOR on my desktop in the basement. https://www.tightvnc.com/ VNC is installed on the desktop and the Remote client on the phone is called Remote Ripple. Search the Play store for the Android version. https://remoteripple.com/ Teamviewer free probably works too but I haven't used it lately. I also use Bob's MIIP to run my shows, and a side benefit is being able to quickly select sequences from the yard to test them
  25. Whatever license you end up getting, and I also recommend PRO, you should get the latest version, 5.6, which has some major improvements over 5.5. See the what's new section at the top of the help file. http://www1.lightorama.com/downloads/5.6.0/help/ Check your license here to see what version your license is valid for. https://lightorama.com/licenseCheck.html Here is a FAQ on license issues. http://www1.lightorama.com/software-license-faq
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