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Taylor Hall

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Re: Lounge Level upgrade?
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2018, 02:28:36 pm »

If this is a venue you do regularly, you might consider asking the venue to install a simple lighting bar or two on the ceiling.
At one small venue, I went so far as to sell them some lights too!
You could also get some of the drop-ceiling mounts that clamp directly to the metal frame or replace a tile. No permanent mods needed, though slightly niche in deployment.
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Re: Lounge Level upgrade?
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2018, 02:42:09 pm »

Here's a better pic of my speaker brackets with the Par 38's.
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Re: Lounge Level upgrade?
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2018, 12:47:59 am »

Hey Steve, do you have any close to photos of those?
In my head I imagined just a short bar with a spacer down to the mount points of the speakers, but maybe you have a better way.

Here's a better pic of my speaker brackets with the Par 38's.

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Re: Lounge Level upgrade?
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2018, 12:49:05 am »

I wish this forum has like buttons. Thanks everyone that replied, all good things to consider.

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Re: Lounge Level upgrade?
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2018, 05:27:39 pm »

Hey Steve, do you have any close to photos of those?
In my head I imagined just a short bar with a spacer down to the mount points of the speakers, but maybe you have a better way.

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I wanted more height which looks better IMO. They all use the same M10 bolt, so I can unscrew from the bar and attach the light directly to the fly points if needed.

See attached photo and my drawing for manufacture.
The knobs come from JW Winco:
https://goo.gl/8YdbFW



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Lounge Level upgrade?
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2018, 02:53:13 pm »

I made something similar to Steve by using some off the shelf corner braces. I got them powder coated black from Amazon. Two 12 brackets  bolted together in a C work great. One M10 bolt mounts them on top of the mains. Its solid!



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Re: Lounge Level upgrade?
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2018, 02:55:11 pm »

I made something similar to Steve by using some off the shelf corner braces. I got them powder coated black from Amazon. Two 12 brackets  bolted together in a C work great. One M10 bolt mounts them on top of the mains. Its solid!


Go to the Winco site I posted and you can get a hand-knob for $2. No wrench required and speeds up setup. Nice rig BTW and you can't go wrong with DSR's.


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Re: Lounge Level upgrade?
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2018, 11:49:58 pm »

So part one is almost ready, I've got 2 more hotbox rgba's that arrived today (thanks Mike).
I'll have a go and various mounting methods this week to get 2 lights on each speaker with a wider coverage than I have today with just 1

My new question for today though, when running rgba lights out front to light up the performers, what's the common way to configure them?

All channels on max, giving a bright, single colour?
Just the amber on max and RGB lower?
Brighter one side compared to the other to give depth?
Colour variation side to side?
At my level it doesn't even matter?
Etc.

Thanks!

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Re: Lounge Level upgrade?
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2018, 08:34:47 am »

So part one is almost ready, I've got 2 more hotbox rgba's that arrived today (thanks Mike).
I'll have a go and various mounting methods this week to get 2 lights on each speaker with a wider coverage than I have today with just 1

My new question for today though, when running rgba lights out front to light up the performers, what's the common way to configure them?

All channels on max, giving a bright, single colour?
Just the amber on max and RGB lower?
Brighter one side compared to the other to give depth?
Colour variation side to side?
At my level it doesn't even matter?
Etc.

Thanks!

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The short answer, depends.
Long answer, depends. Some performers like lots of light, some like as little as possible. Depending on the intensity of your emitters you may have to experiment with different levels of the various color channels to find something pleasing. Experiment, experiment, experiment. Don't be afraid to take cues from other setups and incorporate them into your own. There is such a thing as too much, so think of extra effects like the hot sauce for your meal. A dash here and there to add a bit of flair, but not so much that it's overpowering (this also ties into the first point of performers not enjoying being dazzled by lights).

Really the biggest thing is placing the lights far enough forward of the performers that they don't look like they're recreating the Bohemian Rhapsody music video. Something like Steve's speaker mounts or your current trees should work fine.
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« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2018, 09:25:16 am »

So part one is almost ready, I've got 2 more hotbox rgba's that arrived today (thanks Mike).
I'll have a go and various mounting methods this week to get 2 lights on each speaker with a wider coverage than I have today with just 1

My new question for today though, when running rgba lights out front to light up the performers, what's the common way to configure them?

All channels on max, giving a bright, single colour?
Just the amber on max and RGB lower?
Brighter one side compared to the other to give depth?
Colour variation side to side?
At my level it doesn't even matter?
Etc.

Thanks!

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I found this RGB color chart. I go with something close to Bastard Amber for the RGB and then set the Amber channel to 255. Its better than full white in my opinion.
Play around with different colors and dimming levels to suit your setup and venue.



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