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  1. I currently use S3 software and use the animator to view\watch my sequence when it's playing. I currently use all LED's (regular AC lights) but I plan on adding a pixel tree next year so I need to upgrade my software. I know that S5 does away with the animator. My question though is there a way to make the preview in S5 look like the animator. For instance I have my leaping arches drawn out in animator as an actual arch (or as closest as you can get to a curve using the boxes). The only option I saw when I was playing around with S5 was the default squares (or stars or triangles or octagons).
  2. I am running 6 controllers this year. The problem I’m having is random channels will stay lit. Tonight (Wednesday) is on one of my channels on my controller 3. Last night (Tuesday) all was good. No issues what so ever. The night before (Monday) it was a channel on controller 2 that was staying on but part way through the night it went off and was fine from then on. The first night (Sunday) when I hooked everything up and wired it and tested, it was a channel on controller 1 that was staying lit up but then it was only the red LED’s lighting up but not the white LED’s (they are both plugged up
  3. Do you have to use CCR with these or can you use other RGB lights with them? And if you can use other RGB lights, do they have to be “smart” RGB or can they be “dumb” RGB? Trying to get started into RGB lights and didn’t know if this would be a good way to start. Thanks
  4. Thanks everyone. Gonna keep reading and researching and see what I can figure out.
  5. I am thinking of just a basic pixel tree (similar to the LoR pixel tree). Maybe like 25 pixels on each vertical strip with either 8 or 16 strips (maybe a 50 pixel string running up then down). Probably wouldn’t be anymore than 4-6 for wide at the bottom and probably 6-7ft y’all. I’m not opposed to using 2 4-channel versus 1 8 channel (I know they are necessarily channels like standard LoR comtrollers).
  6. I really don’t know anything about RGB or where to start. So I’m guessing the 12v would be better than 5v. That will give me something to shoot for then. I haven’t thought about enclosures yet. Im not looking for somebody to tell me everything. I don’t want to be the guy that everybody does everything for. Haha. But I have looked several times in the past year or so and I just can’t get my head around the whole RGB thing cause there is so much stuff. So if you have any suggestions to start with that would be great. I have thought about getting the Pixel Tree from LoR but not really wanti
  7. I am thinking about trying to get into RGB. I know people “make their own” by buying the different components separate and them adding them together. Basically building your own controller and all. I see the pixel boards for sell on LoR. I would like to stick with LoR for the boards if possible as I think they would work with my current LoR controllers easier. My question is if bought the board from LoR and then got the following pixels and power supply from Amazon, would they work? I am new to RGB and I am confused about it all. I’m not sure what power supplies work with boards. I was thinkin
  8. I would love a copy of this sequence too. Thanks in advance. joeycain@gmail.com
  9. My wife and I have been looking for a couple of seasons for the Ray Stevens song "Bad Little Boy". She really wants that song in the show. We can't find anybody that has it for free or for sale. Does anyone have this sequence they are willing to share? Also I would be interested in any Ray Stevens songs. It doesn't matter how many channels they are. If anyone is willing to share any Ray Stevens sequences, email me at joeycain@gmail.com. I can send you a list of sequences I have done (14 songs as of now) over the past couple of years. Thanks in advance.
  10. I have one that I made. let me know if you still need or want it. joeycain@gmail.com
  11. I have been trying to sequence "The Grinch" (Jim Carey version) for several years now. I had it in my show the first year but it was only 16 channels and didn't really sequence the music (just the singing). I have since expanded my show to 96 channels and would love to use the Grinch again. I have the words basically finished but for the life of me I cannot get the music sequence. I get lost every time I start working on it. Would anybody be willing to share their version of the Grinch?? I already have the music. I just need the LMS file. You can email me at: joeycain@gmail.com Thanks
  12. Sent my copy of Mannheim Steamroller's "Faeries" that I edited for my display
  13. I also use the LED's from Wal-Mart and I am on my 3rd year using a lot of them. I did buy some sealed light strings from a local hardware store and have had nothing but problems with them. the cheaper ones from Wal-Mart seem to do better for. I have had some strings fail (half goes out) but maybe only 2 or 3 a year. And most of the time, It's a bulb where the contacts have rusted. Just change the bulb and they are as good as new.
  14. Hi. I am Eagle1978's brother. I hope I haven't made a mistake by getting him involved. I have already given him a lot of my old lights, my old tomato cages and drew out the design for his yard in LoR software. Now just waiting to finish the sequences for my house before I work on some for his house. Think I messed up getting him in this cause now I have 2 setups to deal with. haha.
  15. This is my first year doing this. I only have 16 channels this year. Wanted to start small. I plan on buying at least two more controllers for next year. I'm looking for ideas on more props and music. As far as music goes, I'm wanting more of a traditional Christmas music but with a fast paced, jazzy sound. Any ideas? As far as props go, I have 6 mini trees, 5 "square" arches from 1ft tall up to 5ft tall and then I have two columns wrapped with red and white lights (kinda like a candy cane). I'm thinking of adding a spiral tree next year. Any other ideas on props that will get a wow factor? I
  16. I had the same problem with my show. I upgraded to the newest version of the light o rama software and that has fixed my problem. I can't remember what the newest version is right off the top of my head though. But you could start there.
  17. Thanks. I do plan on adding more channels and lights next year. I havent really thought about putting different color lights on my "arches" but I like the idea. When I was thinking about building the arches, I thought, "Why not square? They would be easy to make and I've never seen them before." So I built them instead of regular arches. And the flicker in the icicle lights is more the camera. But they are cheap Walmart icicle lights. As far as the construction of them, it's just a 2x4 that is ripped in half. So it's basically 1.5in square pieces screwed together. 3 pieces per "arch". The wi
  18. I know everybody is probably tired of Wizards of winter but this is the song that got me wanting to do this. I've only got 16 channels and a little of 7,000 lights including the static roof lights. But here is my first video. Sorry if the quality is bad. It was taking with my iPhone. It's not perfect by any means. This is only my first year. Haha. But this is a sequence I downloaded and edited to fit my display to the best of my ability. Haha. We'll hope you enjoy it. Let me know what y'all think.
  19. I upgraded the software. My show started on time tonight. Let's hope that it's fixed. Thanks for the info
  20. Im sure this has been asked before but I've created a schedule for my show. The first 3 nights, it has started fine and runs through the entire show with no problem. But for the past 2 nights, the show hasn't started. I have to click disable show and then click enable show. After that the show runs fine. The pc is an older one but it's been running for the first 3 days no problem. The pc is only used for LOR. It's not on the Internet and was a clean install of windows a few data before I started my show. Any suggestions and what the problem might be??
  21. I turned the volume down on my computer to almost nothing. It seams to me working a lot better now. Thanks for all the info.
  22. I guess distortion would be more of the problem, not static. I was wrong in saying that. I mean there is a little static but it's more distorted than anything. My bad. Haha. I'll try and get it straight next time. Ha. Once again thanks. I'll repost and let everybody know what I come up with.
  23. I've turned the volume down on the computer but I havent tried all the volume settings. I'll try that when I get home and see if that helps any. Thanks for the quick responses.
  24. This is my first year having a show. I've got the show up and running with no problems as far the lights and controllers go. The only problem I've ran into is the fm transmitter. It's an EDM transmitter. No matter what channel I set it, I'm getting static in my car when I try to listen to it. Ive tried a different antenna and even moved the transmitter outside for testing. Same results. I have a stereo inside and it seems to work on that but it's only like 20ft away. Anything over like 30 or 40 ft, it has static and is sounds really bad. I've tried to adjust the settings on the transmitter wit
  25. Marshyq, check out this link. It's a 16 and 32 channel for TSO. And it free. Haha. http://www.lightorama.com/FreeTSO.html
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