Recent content by TorontoAlchemy

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    Tempest production

    I'm directing (incl Tech direction) a production of Shakespeare's The Tempest, (opens in 5 weeks) and we've used the production as an excuse to purchase some new lighting equipment. We're a small company performing in a small blackbox downtown theatre and so we're on a pretty tight budget...
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    Help fixing NSI dimmer

    I had this exact same problem with this model of NSI (fuse holder breaking off/blown fuse melted inside). I contacted NSI via phone and they sent me replacements at no cost. Didn't even charge me for shipping. Simon
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    Dimmer noise (acoustic)

    Green glue has some pretty impressive sound reduction qualities http://www.greenglue.org/
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    FX cue playback

    Can anyone recommend a Sound cue program which can be controlled via DMX (ie via PC control board)... SCS doesn't accomodate it , and although I think the SFX does, it is only under the $900 "control" option (a tad pricey for my needs) Thx Simon
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    FX cue playback

    Jkowtko, That's too funny... 'Cause the Boss-303 is what I'm using right now (in parallel with Denon 2000 w sticky buttons)... Looking forward to the brave new world of a PC sound sampler! S
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    FX cue playback

    In your experience do you find that this does actually happen ... (PC sampler software failing/freezing), and if so how often I'm making a decision in the next week about which PC based control system to go with, and was going to include a PC sound sampler. Although we're just a small black...
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    Leviton D4DMX dimmer nightmares

    Ok, well that sounds more reasonable for the electricity use/etc. Also, Bill, regarding why I would use lights with total watts @ 100% exceeding the dimmer capacity... Three factors contributed to that: 1. Limited throw angles and distance. We are in a converted downtown garage...
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    Leviton D4DMX dimmer nightmares

    Royl, I must admit that there have been times in the past when the DMX line was not terminated properly, but that is now fixed. Regarding the "noisy power", I googled that and if I understand correctly it describes other electronic equipment on the same breaker feeding back interferance...
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    Leviton D4DMX dimmer nightmares

    Bill, At the risk of sounding a bit defensive, and with due respect, that's not really the most helpful post, and is a tad dismissive. While I agree that a poor workman blames his tools, at the same time I would gently suggest that if the problem is simply a lack of skill then a more...
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    Leviton D4DMX dimmer nightmares

    Yesterday I had an electrician reviewing my breaker panel in order to give me a quote on some rewiring/adding some 220v breakers/etc. He told me something about the action of dimmers that I had never heard before. I had previously thought that if I have a 500w light plugged to a dimmer...
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    Source Four Multipar Pricing

    Here are 3 "as new" 12 light ETC Multipar's on Ebay for $1225 each. These have been on ebay for a while (originally at $1300). I think the Canadian location is offputting to a lot of American bidders, but it really doesn't make that much of a difference in shipping etc...
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    Leviton D4DMX dimmer nightmares

    I'm not sure that I understand what you mean by "not using standard dmx". Here is the page to the manuals download http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=15393 As you can see, the manual is only 4 pages long. I understand the difference between the "P"-programed...
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    Leviton D4DMX dimmer nightmares

    I think whats happening is that some of the circuitry components which regulate the flow of electricity from the source through the pack to the output are failing. I had hoped that I could simply locate the relevant component and replace it within the pack. But as I was told by Leviton, they...
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    Leviton D4DMX dimmer nightmares

    I run a black box theatre with satellite DMX dimmer packs. We have: 2 Leviton DDS 6000 4-dimmer packs 5 Leviton D4DMX 4-dimmer packs Here is the link on the D4DMX's http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=15393 Of my 5 D4DMX packs here is the present state of...
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    Light Design+PC-based Control? w Sound?

    Hi, First off, thanks to everyone for the wisdom and experience that is shared so graciously here. THE BACKGROUND I manage a small rented blackbox theatre and presently operate lights with a Colortran Status 24/48 board and 32 dimmers. The venue was not built as a theatre, is somewhat...