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New DMX light rig!!

Postby robare99 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:32 pm

Got my light rig almost complete.

8 - Blizzard 3NX's
6 - Chauvet Intimidator 1.0
6 - Chauvet Pinspot 360's
4 - Blizzard Fab5's
Chauvet Hurricane 1600 flex smoke machine
DMXIS
Begringer FCB1010 foot controller

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Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr0EzbtifCs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I68af5D8JR0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgX59L4-qaQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cKlUy2Rc0k
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby TSH-Tim » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:32 pm

Very nice, what hazer do you use or do you use a smoke machine ? We have just brought some moving head beams and couldn't be happier ! They are doing 200m+ with easy..... mind blowing how technology moves on.
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby robare99 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:11 am

I'm just using a smoke machine. A little puddly ass one. I have a Chauvet hurricane 1800 flex that should be arriving any day. I'll see how it goes and maybe move up to a hazer.


Moving heads are my goal this year.

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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby TSH-Tim » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:17 pm

We have brought a few of these http://www.truesoundhire.co.uk/key-products/lighting-effects/sharpy-vizi-moving-head which are like a cheap sharpy moving head effect.... soooooo bright and will do 200m++ with ease.

Moving heads area getting so cheap now and for not much money you can byt a hell of a lot of kit if you look around.
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby TSH-Tim » Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:18 pm

Ohh and check out the QTX hazers ;) again for the money they are stunning little units
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby robare99 » Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:08 pm

Nice! Those look like some great moving heads! I'm thinking the Chauvet LED 260's I think gobos etc. I'm in Canada so I don't have access to a lot of the brands there. Those look similar to the blizzard Blades!

I'll see how the smoke machine works out, might end up with a hazer as well. I moved the pin spots from the top bar to the same bar as the rest of the lights. That buys a little more headroom.
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby robare99 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:15 am

I adjusted the pinspots, dropping them to the same beam on the truss as the rest of the lights. This allows for about another foot of headroom, when raising up the whole rig.

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I now have iPad and iPhone control.

Got it figured out with some help online.

iPad interface: 4 banks of 25 scenes broken down into groups. Also, main Dimmer control for all fixtures and little details like 3NX Strobe, 3NX color chase, smoke machine control and global blackout.

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Second page, global control over 3NX (rear) and Fab5 (band) fixtures! And more...

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And iPhone control as well. 4 pages, access to 25 scenes and more, one grouo for each page

Verse
Chorus
Solo
Finish
Master Dimmers
3NX global control
Fab5 global control

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Video!!
No smoke, my new smoke machine has not arrived yet.

http://youtu.be/1gCeoiItfhU

http://youtu.be/9Ty5ZEu5LPA

That fills the 10 foot truss pretty tightly. I have 2 more truss sections. I am going to cut one in half to have two five foot sections. Then I have the option of 10, 15 or 20' of truss depending on the gig. For the 15' ill just spread what's there out a bit, and for the 20' I'll add 4 more Pinspot 360's and 4 more 3 NX's.

I was debating moving heads, but the ones that really put out the beams are bigger than I want to deal with (40 - 65lbs each) so my next move will probably be getting 4 Chauvet Intimidator 300 LED's. they have the gobos, moving prisms and a lot of things the big moving heads so without the bulk in size and weight.e
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby TSH-Tim » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:39 pm

Looks like an easy to use software platform :) I can see just how much you like your lighting lol ;)
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby robare99 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:17 pm

Yeah I'm a total not a light guy. So for being a total non light guy it's easy to figure out!!
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby TSH-Tim » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:29 pm

Have you tried / seen some lighting controllers by a company called Sweetlight ?
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby robare99 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:16 pm

Looks similar.

I do like the visualizer, but I'm pretty happy with DMXIS
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby TSH-Tim » Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:55 pm

Wasn't knocking it buddy :) Each to there own
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby robare99 » Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:15 pm

TSH-Tim wrote:Wasn't knocking it buddy :) Each to there own


True enough. I'm across the pond in Canada, so I don't know if its available here. I added 4 Martin Minimac Profiles to the rig, pretty happy with the results!!

http://youtu.be/fgX59L4-qaQ
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby TSH-Tim » Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:00 pm

Little less smoke ;)
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby robare99 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:09 pm

TSH-Tim wrote:Little less smoke ;)


Lol yeah no kidding hey!

Wrong video, that was with the intimidators. With the MiniMacs I had to pull two of the 3NX's due to space issues.

Here's the new setup:

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And the proper video!
http://youtu.be/pDCRGeV1JsQ


A hazer is on the list of upcoming purchases.
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby robare99 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:34 pm

Maiden voyage soon of my 20' truss/low ceiling setup:

We are playing this venue on the 20th. As you can see the ceiling is pretty low. This is what we used the last time we played there, back in Nov. old old school.

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Here's some scenes from the new setup. Keeping it pretty simple.
11 - 3NX's
4 - Minimac Profiles.

There's a lot to be said for subtlety, but 50 seconds of blue slowly fading to green doesn't make for a real interesting video. I can't be arsed to put it to music.

ANYWAY...
[youtube]OIImo2HE1M0[/youtube]

[youtube]Xow2nh8QUyk[/youtube]
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby robare99 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:22 pm

Wow. Not much time to edit.


Here's the proper youtube links.

http://youtu.be/OIImo2HE1M0

http://youtu.be/Xow2nh8QUyk
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby robare99 » Fri May 03, 2013 1:36 pm

The gig went really good! Here's a couple pics. Same venue, same truss.

Old setup:
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New setup:
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I didn't have time to use the iPad to change between scenes, so here's a few short videos...

http://youtu.be/i4O2c9IYhG0

http://youtu.be/YrmAcXP5Feo

http://youtu.be/s4PmMbfBEC0

http://youtu.be/lxY54SLrqtY

http://youtu.be/JB2ji3y8cN0
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby TSH-Tim » Sat May 04, 2013 5:24 pm

Is that lighting setup still using the smoke machine or did you get a hazer in the end ?
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby robare99 » Sat May 04, 2013 10:55 pm

TSH-Tim wrote:Is that lighting setup still using the smoke machine or did you get a hazer in the end ?


How's it going. I'm still using my Hurricane 1800 Flex. I do have an Antari HZ300 on order.



Soon!
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby robare99 » Sun May 26, 2013 1:17 am

Picked up the Antari HZ300 and another couple DI's (Radials)

Haven't opened it up. I'll probably try it in the basement once or twice, then I'll just use it for gigs. Oil based.
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Re: New DMX light rig!!

Postby robare99 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:50 pm

Wow the Antari is great. Totally filled a gymnasium. Newest upgrade, 8' aluminum truss. higher weight capacity, light.

Better.


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http://youtu.be/ANI9xcIImcU


On their way, a pair of Chauvet Intimidator Spot Duos!
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