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Title: Our light system pics
Post by: Mike Sveda on April 12, 2004, 08:25:50 am
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Title: Re: Our light system pics
Post by: Michael Prasuhn on April 14, 2004, 12:45:17 am
Any particular reason you were posting this? Just showing off your system?

Or are those the lights you're gonna let me borrow for my barbeque/house party? Smile
Title: Re: Our light system pics
Post by: Mike Sveda on April 14, 2004, 02:18:00 pm
Just showing off our system.  My son who runs the system has been to some concerts at the local coliseum and our light show has been better than what was there...


Cool
Title: Re: Our light system pics
Post by: len woelfel on April 16, 2004, 08:22:31 am
There's some duct work laying around the stage.  Is that a decorative element or does it do anything?

Nice pix by the way.
Title: Re: Our light system pics
Post by: Mike Sveda on April 20, 2004, 09:11:29 am
That ductwork was old AC ducting we pulled out for one show. It did help cool the kick drum!  Twisted Evil
Title: Re: Our light system pics
Post by: Terry Martin on April 22, 2004, 09:57:44 pm
Ours is SO much simpler - certainly doesn't look as good, but is effective for the clubs we play.

http://www.SixtyFourEast.com/modules.php?set_albumName=album 03&id=OxygenStage&op=modload&name=GALLERY&fi le=index&include=view_photo.php
Title: light system pics
Post by: Craig Leerman on April 23, 2004, 08:58:16 am
OK, if we are posting a few pics here are some to look at.

I don't do a lot of smaller shows, but I needed to do a small rig a few years ago for a regional bar band on a small stage.  Not having a lot of smaller cans available, I stood some single hung truss loaded with Par 64 cans around the stage (loaded with 500 watt mediums so as not to burn the musicians!)  Not show in the pictures are two front pipe and base booms with 4 Par 64 1K cans and color scrollers on each side.

http://www.angelfire.com/biz/harborsound/images/backline9.jp g

I liked the look of the single hung standing up so much that I incorporated it into a larger show at a theatre for Art Garfunkle. Not shown in the photo are the front lights which were 4 lamp bars with 20 Par 64 1K mediums, and 4 leko specials. The cable runs to the flying front lights can be seen at the rear of the stage on the left. Also not shown are the 3 Super Trouper follow spots that the symphony hall owns.

http://www.angelfire.com/biz/harborsound/images/Lights01.jpg


Here is another smaller show we did. This is the band Everclear on a 20' X 16' roofed stage. There are 30 cans (5 lamp bars) and a few Par 46 "ACL type" bars (4 par 46 cans with 200 watt medium wired to one cable). We actually brought more lights, but the promoter didn't get the larger generator, so this is all we could hang and power. Note the color scrollers on the rear cans to give more color looks.  Also note that one of the scroller cans blew a bulb during the gig!  OOOOOOPS!  Confused We had brought 2 Lycian Midgets for front follow spots but didn't have enough power for them!

http://www.angelfire.com/biz/harborsound/Ever01.jpg


Keep the pics commin!

Craig
Title: Re: Our light system pics
Post by: Peter Verkerk on April 23, 2004, 06:08:14 pm
Here are some of the latest festival we did:

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http://www.geluidenlichtshop.com/rocknight/rocknight653.jpg

and:
http://www.geluidlicht.nl/menaldum/tn_100_1662.JPG

more to come?... Rolling Eyes


greetings,
Peet
Title: Re: Our light system pics
Post by: len woelfel on April 24, 2004, 01:14:13 pm
A show I was on at the Aragon in Chicago.  First time we used the Catalyst system.  Very cool.  Ran 4 DL1 (another guy did the programming for them).  There were about 50 moving heads in the building, in the air, on stage, in some of the dance boxes, etc.
Title: Re: Our light system pics
Post by: SamIam89 on April 24, 2004, 03:40:16 pm
On most info sites, they talk about each channel going from 0-255. The board that comes with the package goes from 0-100. Is that the same thing only on a different scale?
Title: Re: light system pics
Post by: Mike Pyle on April 25, 2004, 10:49:40 am
Craig Leerman wrote on Fri, 23 April 2004 05:58



 http://www.angelfire.com/biz/harborsound/images/Lights01.jpg



I like this look. How do you anchor the truss? Is it just sandbagged, or do you have a base or ropes that aren't visible?

Mike
Title: Re: Our light system pics
Post by: len woelfel on April 25, 2004, 11:44:13 am
SamIam89 wrote on Sat, 24 April 2004 20:40

On most info sites, they talk about each channel going from 0-255. The board that comes with the package goes from 0-100. Is that the same thing only on a different scale?


How 'bout some specifics?  What board, etc.  You're probably correct in assuming so.  

And you'll probably get a better response by starting a new thread rather than putting a new subject in an old one.
Title: Re: light system pics
Post by: len woelfel on April 25, 2004, 11:46:31 am
Mike Pyle wrote on Sun, 25 April 2004 15:49

Craig Leerman wrote on Fri, 23 April 2004 05:58



  http://www.angelfire.com/biz/harborsound/images/Lights01.jpg



I like this look. How do you anchor the truss? Is it just sandbagged, or do you have a base or ropes that aren't visible?

Mike


Those are probably anchored to a base plate, a big, heavy piece of metal with wholes in it for bolting truss ends to.  But they should also be tied off at the top as nothing is 100% secure on one point.  
Title: Truss bases
Post by: Craig Leerman on April 26, 2004, 01:11:19 pm
Quote:

I like this look. How do you anchor the truss? Is it just sandbagged, or do you have a base or ropes that aren't visible?


I use 2 different methods to stand the truss upright.  The first is a simple flat baseplate. I have a pair made of diamond plate aluminum and 2X2 aluminum tube. I also have a pair of wooden baseplates made of 3/4" plywood and 3/4" plywood runners.

The flat baseplates are used when I stand up two sections (16' high total) of single hung truss.  I bolt the baseplates to the truss and weigh them down with about 150 lbs of sandbags or stage weights.

I also have a pair of wooden boxes I built. I wanted to have different heights of truss standing up, and a single 8' section didn't seem tall enough for me, so I built 3' high boxes. These boxes are made of 3/4" plywood  and 2X4 bracing, and have an open back so you can reach in an get to the bolts.  In use, I stack about 75 lbs of sandbags or stage weights in the box for stability. I only use a single 8' high section with a box base.

I have only used the truss standing up on sturdy stages at corporate type shows. I have not had a problem of the truss swaying or being indanger of falling or bumped into. I will only stack two section max on a baseplate and one section on a box.

Craig
Title: Re: 255 query
Post by: Dave Nolan on April 29, 2004, 07:56:01 am
Hello there

The DMX signal that your controller will send to a dimmer / fixture will basically have a value of anywhere between 0 and 255.

The 0-255 range is inherent in the actual structure of the DMX signal.

Controllers will be either from 0 to 10 or 0 to 100 because we can understand these ranges easier than 0 to 255.

If you actually look at the DMX output with a fader half way up, you will see an output of around the 127 - 128 mark.

Have a look at http://www.dmx512-online.com for one of the best explanations of DMX I have seen.

Cheerio!

Dave