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I'm already planning for next year and I want to have 16 to 32 channels for "other" things related to my display. I want to be able to have a static display in our side yard and I also want to be able to control lighting for some "NO PARKING/PLEASE PARK IN DRIVEWAY" signs. I'm also thinking about modifiying the 18 blowups we have so that their blowers and lights are on seperate circuit so I can dim their lights during the show.

At any rate, I know I can do this with a seperate computer but I was wondering if I could plug TWO LOR USB adapters and control seperate networks with two instances of LOR.

I'm doubting it, but you never know. ;)

Thanks in advance,
Jeff

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Jeffrey wrote:


At any rate, I know I can do this with a seperate computer but I was wondering if I could plug TWO LOR USB adapters and control seperate networks with two instances of LOR.

I'm doubting it, but you never know. ;)

Thanks in advance,
Jeff



S2 does have the ability to control up to 4 networks of controllers. But I do not think you can have more than one instance of the show player running on a computer at a time. Presently you cannot launch the control panel more than one time on a computer. Sounds like you just need to define channels in a background sequence for some of what you want to do next year.

Chuck
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Cool, didn't know you could have multiple networks.

And I wondered what the background sequences were for, maybe I'll experiment a little this year to see how they work out. I don't want certain things to blink on/off/on during the time it takes LOR to go to the next sequence.

Thanks for the info.

-Jeff

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Everything you discussed can be done with just the one network. I have inflatables that are controlled by LOR and I have signs as well. So really no need for different networks just program them into each sequence.

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How do you get the lights to stay on between sequences? Is that where the background sequence comes in?

I have our FM sign programmed in to our current sequences and it annoys me that in between songs is goes out, and then comes back on. This is what I want to avoid if possible.

Thanks again,
Jeff

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Jeff,

Yes put things in the background that you want to stay on during the entire show. NOTE: if you use a channel in your background sequence, DO NOT use it in any other sequence. For example. If your tune to sign is on controller 2 channel 3. Make like a one minute animation that has channel 2.3 and only that, remove 2.3 from your song sequence.

Chuck

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Ah, I'm beginning to see the light. :) This seems like the way to get what I want then. I can't wait to find some time in between the "Honey Do" list that I have been accruing for the past 11 months. :D

-Jeff

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If your honey do list has been accruing for the last 11 months, no need to start on it now!

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Charles Belcher

Jeffrey,

I have 18 controllers and 10 universes of DMX for a total of about 3500 channels all controlled from one serial adapter/one network.

I have had no problems since I initiated the system and no latency problems with the DMX equipment.

The KISS principle is the best principal to apply. I would only expand the system if needed for some reason.

Charles

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  • 2 weeks later...

Yep, KISS worked again. I played around with the background sequence option tonight since our show couldn't go on due to rain and soaking wet ground(yep, GFCIs were tripping).

Worked like a charm.

Thanks again everyone for the advice.

-Jeff

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