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 91 
 on: Yesterday at 03:22:36 pm 
Started by frank kayser - Last post by Steve Garris
I do simple lighting for my shows.  No movers.
I'm currently using Luminair3.
I've used Obey type controllers (Too much desk space) as well as Martin MPC with an M-touch( way too steep learning curve).
This is perfect for my needs.

The thing I really like about it is that you can completely ignore dmx channels that you aren't going to use.
You can build custom fixture profiles as well as edit what you have.

On my Colorado Solo1 setup, I only use two virtual faders; one for the zoom and one to control color and intensity.
The fixture requires a dimmer channel, but I have assigned a permanently full on invisible address in the color fader.
This brings the 9 dmx channels of the fixture down to 2 faders in the software.
This simplifies my interface a LOT.

Same here. I use a lot of cheap, Chinese fixtures, so I just create my own profiles, leaving out any unused channels within each fixture. We do have movers though, and so far I've been satisfied with the movement generators in Luminair3. I use the DMX 1 Pro from DMX King, a dedicated Airport Express, and the Donner wireless DMX units which also act as a DMX splitter.

The worst thing about Luminair is the documentation. There's a ton of stuff you just have to learn by messing around with the app.

Edit: Forgot to mention - I looked in to running both Luminair3 and my mixer software on the same iPad. In the end I decided it would be too risky having to wait for the programs to come up when switching between the two. So I use 2 iPads when I'm running lights. I use a mini for Luminair and strap it on my arm if I need to be completely mobile all night.

 92 
 on: Yesterday at 03:05:38 pm 
Started by Ray Soly - Last post by Steve Garris
So i'm confused, Debbie says the metal ones work but plastic ones are better and Mike says they won't work. The K&M ring seems awfully flimsy, doesn't seem like they will last more than a couple of uses??!! also quite expensive for what they are...

thanks

Ray

The spec's on the 812p state the pole cup is 35 mm. Those adapters are 38 mm which is more typical of a lighting T-Bar (but not all).

I just might try that K&M ring - didn't know it existed!

 93 
 on: Yesterday at 02:53:54 pm 
Started by Justice C. Bigler - Last post by Tim McCulloch
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/20/online-fund-unpaid-fyre-festival-staff-raises-tens-of-thousands

And courtesy of dvsDave from Control Booth dot com, this link to Ja Rule's attempt at deflection -

https://www.complex.com/music/2019/01/ja-rule-defends-fyre-festival-role

 94 
 on: Yesterday at 02:48:49 pm 
Started by Caleb Acrey - Last post by Tim McCulloch
Even a decent lapel mic is going to need some channel EQ "love" to tighten up in cave of a room leaving a pre EQ (but post high pass filter) feed or split from that channel generally sounding better in an isolated listening space like someone at home on their computer.

Of course I'm assuming that the room falls more into the cave category than a acoustically treated concert space.

If you're fighting "the cave" there are other problems that need to be fixed first... one of which might be to determine WHY the lav mic is picking so much room relative to the presenter's voice.

Mike, I'm not saying one can run the lav channel with flat EQ, not at all... but using the input strip EQ to fix what are generally *system tuning and interface issues* is a compromise that fucks everything down stream.  I'm advocating healing, not a band aid.

 95 
 on: Yesterday at 02:47:51 pm 
Started by Lyle Williams - Last post by Dave Garoutte
If you know the wind is coming, take off the cover!  At least release the perimeter so it can flap instead of becoming an airfoil.

 96 
 on: Yesterday at 02:42:55 pm 
Started by frank kayser - Last post by Dave Garoutte
I do simple lighting for my shows.  No movers.
I'm currently using Luminair3.
I've used Obey type controllers (Too much desk space) as well as Martin MPC with an M-touch( way too steep learning curve).
This is perfect for my needs.

The thing I really like about it is that you can completely ignore dmx channels that you aren't going to use.
You can build custom fixture profiles as well as edit what you have.

On my Colorado Solo1 setup, I only use two virtual faders; one for the zoom and one to control color and intensity.
The fixture requires a dimmer channel, but I have assigned a permanently full on invisible address in the color fader.
This brings the 9 dmx channels of the fixture down to 2 faders in the software.
This simplifies my interface a LOT.


 97 
 on: Yesterday at 02:40:50 pm 
Started by Lyle Williams - Last post by Kevin Maxwell
We use an EZ-UP tent for shows we do outside (at the beach) in the summertime here in CT. This is for shade so I can see the displays and the buttons on the digital console. And so I donít get cooked by the sun. A lot of the time when the sun goes down we take the tent down at an intermission so the people behind can see better. This is never left up overnight like would be done for vendors at craft shows. I got the feeling that you may have had that in mind so I mentioned it. The tent is setup in the grass so we can stake it down if needed. Most of the time we donít bother with staking it down because the weather is calm enough. We use tie line from above the top of the leg to the stake that is right next to the leg. I donít want to create a trip hazard for someone walking next to the tent. For a while I tried to use the corkscrew looking stakes but they were so hard to get a good bite with them that I now just use straight spikes (extremely large nails that came with the tent) and put them in on an angle. So if you pull on the line straight up they wonít come out. 

I have seen water filled bladders specifically made to weigh things down. I always worry about them leaking near electronics. But if you have a water source where you are working the empty bladders are a lot lighter to transport then sand bags or any other type of weights. You will need a lot of weigh. 

One time the lifeguards came up to us and told us that really bad weather was coming at us from the north. I had been looking to the west where it usually comes from. We quickly tarped the speakers and tied around the tarp and did the same to the mixer inside of the tent and then rather quickly the wind and rain hit us. Another fellow and I were hanging onto the tent that was staked down keeping it from flying away. It was a struggle to keep it from blowing away.

I was working an event in Cannes France and a bad storm hit us. The very large Circus size tent on the beach that was set up for an evening event disappeared into the Mediterranean See. Never to be seen again as far as I know. Sometimes the wind wins.   

 98 
 on: Yesterday at 02:39:58 pm 
Started by Tom Bourke - Last post by Samuel Rees
Does anyone have a good understanding of the difference between the SG350-10P and Cisco SG350-10MP models? On the comparison on the website, the only difference I see so far is that the latter offers more total PoE wattage.

I also see they have external power supplies. Does anyone have any thoughts on using switches with external power supplies in mobile setups? Iíve always stuck with ones with internal power supplies, which arenít common in small and light switches, for fear of the external ones being easier to unplug and more difficult to manage the bricks in racks and etc.


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 99 
 on: Yesterday at 02:18:10 pm 
Started by Joe Pieternella - Last post by Tim Weaver


@tim
Mostly the same as what I said to Scott only your pushing even more watts.

For now I believe this thread can close

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I get where you're coming from. And I'm really not trying to "push" anything. I'm just trying to show you the difference between the little twinkly strobe type blinders and a bigger COB unit.

The COB units look and perform like the real deal, but at 200 watts versus 1200 watts for a halogen option. Also 2 of the COB units would outperform 4 or more of the snowblind type blinders.

The Snowblind type does work much better as a strobe though. That's something the COB lights don't do well because they have a built in "dimmer curve".


Good Luck!

 100 
 on: Yesterday at 02:13:06 pm 
Started by Mike Sokol - Last post by Tim McCulloch
Interestingly, a guy with my last name makes some of the most strange and beautiful glass smoking appliances around. http://www.sokolglass.com/Photo-Gallery.html

No, I did not move to Southern California and set up a bong shop...

I didn't realize Hungarians were so... uh... entrepreneurial. 8)

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