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Hello all i have a couple questons as i am waist deep in my display for this coming year. I am starting with 3 controllers i was going to go with 4 but decided not to at this point. I am purchasing the software, do i need to get the advanced for future controllers or can i upgrade at a later date? And was wondering if internet is a must with the software, yes i know i dont have internet at the house. We just use our smart phones. I have the usb adapter already that i bought from someone that was selling controllers and i have pleanty of cat wire from where i work. I was thinking about buying the starter kit to have a back up on all the adapters and such and would have the 4th controllers if i felt froggy ....Just wanted to get some peoples thoughts on this.....I am just going to use some store bought sequences for the first year..

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Go to the LOR store, click on the Software Products button on the left side of your screen. Yor'll see Click here for FAQ's and Version comparisons that will address your questions.

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You can upgrade at any time in the future.  For 3 units, you will need at least Basic +.  Registration is easiest with an internet connection, however we can generate an off-line key for you if your computer is not attached to the internet.

 

We typically only sell the Generic Starter Kit if you also purchase a controller at the same time.  If you don't order a controller, you'll have to purchase the items individually -- For you that sounds like you will need/want to purchase a USB adapter (I recommend the HS one), and the software.  That's going to be $70 (basic +) + 32 (HS adapter) = $102.

 

You may want to put a couple of dollars towards that amount and get a controller while you are at it.  For example, if you purchase a PC-CTB16PC-COMPLETE, at the same time, you'll get the basic software for free.  That would be 226 (controller) + 44 (starter kit) + 18 (upgrade to basic +)  = $288.  That means you effectively get the controller for $186 (288-102).   

 

Of course, the choice is always yours.

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go ahead and get the advance license. You will use it sooner than you think. It had many tools like the beat wizard (I find it very useful) . Also if you want to control dmx lights you will need the advance license . Really the biggest advantage is you won't be limited now to what you can use the software for.

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So when does it come time to upgrade the software? I bought the package with 32 channels and it came with the software. It doesn't say if it is basic or basic +. When does it become time to upgrade? There is a large possibility that I may upgrade to at least 48 before I finalize everything, so will I need to upgrade my software?

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I've been sequencing with the trial version for a few months now. The lack of the beat wizard sucks, but I've found I'm not sequencing to the beat itself most of the time.  I do like the tap wizard a bunch.  With the trial version of the software, a picture of my house and some iTunes songs, I've been able to make a ton of progress without buying anything yet.  

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So when does it come time to upgrade the software? I bought the package with 32 channels and it came with the software. It doesn't say if it is basic or basic +. When does it become time to upgrade? There is a large possibility that I may upgrade to at least 48 before I finalize everything, so will I need to upgrade my software?

IMHO the advanced level is the only way to go. You'll then have all the software features that are available for sequencing your light show today, and no worry about having to upgrade when/if you go over X number of controllers tomorrow. (If Super Star ever gets integrated with S3, you can always add that option at some time in the future if you're interested in spending that much.)

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