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    MAC Axiom Hybrid comparisons

    Thanks Jeff, this is really valuable info. Thanks everyone for your input. I think if we go for a less expensive fixture than the Axiom, we can get at least 2 of something. They're really set on getting movers. It's improv so the plot won't change, we'll have a bunch of looks they can choose...
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    MAC Axiom Hybrid comparisons

    Wow, that's a lot of great info. I might just read them this response. Thanks!! Would you have an opinion on a fixture that's not jet plane loud, can zoom, follow, has changeable gobos and doesn't need to scroll through a color wheel. As for how they'll use it... We'll want to set preset looks...
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    MAC Axiom Hybrid comparisons

    Interesting! I have explained to them that a mover is loud and in a 200 seat theatre, possibly too loud. I didn't know there was another option. I'll look into this. Thanks!!
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    MAC Axiom Hybrid comparisons

    Hi I'm working with a 200 seat theatre and they want to get a single moving light and eventually purchase more. It's an improv theatre that operates shows 2 nights a week minimum but not more than 4 shows a week. We're using a Chamsys QuickQ 30 console. I like the Axiom but with probably far...
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    Decades of stage paint build up removal

    I've been reading the other threads and happy to not have to learn that one myself. There are areas where I can literally peel it up, it's detached from the wood below. But I fear that is not the case all over and I'll have deep areas. I am reluctant to cover it with more wood as it will...
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    Decades of stage paint build up removal

    Hi all I work in <49 seat theatres in SF. One theatre in particular has a pretty significant build up of paint creating creases, rises and soft spots. The urge to start peeling is difficult to resist but I fear what I will unleash. Is there a way, other than removing and reinstalling the...
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    Sound effect machine from stage for improvisors

    Thanks for replying. I thought about that but they need something a little more bulky to easily and quickly hit the sound button. I was looking at this but I'm not sure if or how it would work. https://www.akaipro.com/mpd218
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    Sound effect machine from stage for improvisors

    Hi I work with improvisors. I want to give them a physical machine offstage that is well lit, with the ability to label buttons that can make pre-programed sounds and is connected to the speakers. I might be living in a dream world since all my searches came up empty. Does anyone know if this...
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    Sound Effects Wing for Improv

    Thanks Josh! That looks exactly like what we need. Cheers, man.
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    Projection for theatre

    Hi I'm looking for a short throw projector for an aprox 30' back wall that can project gobo like looks (forest, stars, city...) as well as videos, but can black out (mute) pitch black when not in use. I've been looking at the Del S71QL, Epson Powerlite and the Optoma ZH400UST. Has anyone...
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    Sound Effects Wing for Improv

    Hi I'm working with an improv theatre and they want a more user friendly way to access sound effects. There are many different shows each week, each show has their specific sound effects. They want a wing for the tactile button pushing or slider effect, as opposed to a software program on a...
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    Best computer for QLC+

    thanks I really need the least amount of everything possible. It just has to run QLC I'd like to spend $200-ish I'm looking at all these mini's but I'm not sure if or which will work. ..) Ty
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    Best computer for QLC+

    I've been using a mac mini and my QLC is just not happy and quirky. I'm ready to throw in the towel after much troubleshooting. What pc computer do any of you use? I'm shopping around but I don't now anything about pc's ..) Ty
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    Opinions on Chauvet, Blizzard, and ADJ for theatre playhouse

    Thanks Amiers I might do that. Has anyone used this before? It's not pro but it's 10W x18 as opposed to the Pro ParQuad which is 7Wx18. Also wireless... Blizzard Lighting Colorise Quadra Fanless 18x 10W 4-in-1 RGBW LED PAR with AnyFi Universal Wireless DMX