# Recent content by BenGranucci

1. ### what's the difference?

ummm...There's more than one lighting TECHNICIAN here (sorry...I hate the word "techie" with a passion). Perhaps you should be more open minded to those who wish to diversify into many departments (that or you don't know who you're talking about) Second, mBenonis1 isn't professing a deep...
2. ### broken dimmers

I think ETC would probably be willing to stay on the line with you and run different tests with you over the phone, so you could have the troubleshooting done in one day instead of dragging it out over a span of several days as it seems now.
3. ### broken dimmers

Why not give ETC Tech Support a call. The few times I've had to deal with them, they have been extremely helpful.
4. ### Vectorworks Trial?

There IS an educational version for individual students available. Cost for the full package (industry collection) is around $230...Vectorworks, Spotlight, and Renderworks is about$200 I would guess. As far as I know this pricing isn't restricted to college students alone, but I could be wrong.
5. ### Hello from New York

Re: Hello form New York Hi Zac: Thanks for the warm welcome. I am based in the City, in Brooklyn, but of course work all over the tri-state area.
6. ### Computer Controled DMX stuff

Actually, the DMX signal itself is based off of an existing serial protocol, however it's RS422 (I think), not the RS232 we're used to seeing. If you're interested in learning about DMX as a control signal, as well as just about any other control system used in Entertainment, I suggest reading...
7. ### Hello from New York

Hi everybody! My name is Benjamin Granucci, and I am a freelance lighting designer, programmer, and technician.
8. ### Vectorworks Trial?

There is an evaluation version available, however I can't find it on their website. I would contact their sales department for demo version. their email is sales(at)nemetschek(dot)net. That said, I have been using Vectorworks since Version 9 and recently upgraded to Version 11, though I...