So we are having a little "Blacklight Party" a.k.a. Rave without the drugs at our theatre as a kind of "hooray! end of the school year" type thing for our department. I'm hoping to rent some moving lights and stuff from ALPS or HO and the ETC Express 48/96 we have just isn't going to cut it. So I'm going to rent a board from them that can at least handle moving lights decently if not well. This is a 1 night event, most likely on the weekend. The current rig will be: 4 Martin MAC 700 Profile's (Renting) 4 Martin MAC 700 Wash's (Renting) 4 Martin MX-4's (Borrowing) 2 Martin MiniMAC's (Borrowing) 1 Martin Atomic 3000 DMX Strobe (Renting) 4 Apollo Right Arms (Own) 4 Apollo Smart Color 5.25" Scrollers (Mounted on the Right Arms) (Own) 12 Apollo Smart Color 7.5" Scrollers (Own) 2 Apollo Gobo Rotators (Own) 72 Unison DR Series Dimmers w/ Assorted Fixtures (Own) These will be hung from our flying grid at a height of about 20ft, so mounting and things of that nature are not an issue. Neither is power which will be supplied by a NEMA 14-60R connector from our dance studio downstairs through a Distro (Only the Martin fixtures will be powered by the distro) and Breakouts I will be renting and 2.4kW x 6 Socapex we own. I will be busking this show (I'll also be DJing it) and I'm wondering what board I should choose for the job. Now I am personally much more familiar with ETC boards and I have taken a couple classes on programming and using the ION so I am most familiar with it but I am open for suggestions. As for setup time, I will probably have from 10am till 8pm that same day to get everything hung, working and programmed. So considering this what board should I choose from the following list. ETC ION 1000 w/ 2 x 20 Fader Wing + Touchscreens $250 Jands Hog 1000 $450 Jands Vista S3 w/ Laptop Included $450 ETC Smartfade ML $125 Jands Vista T2 $750 The prices are the price for an entire week, I'm only going to use them for one day. Am I generally correct that I can divide the price by 7 to get the price for a single day? I'm not sure on this as I am used to renting for a week at a time. I feel the ION would most likely be my best choice (Does it have Tap/Music Sync?) as I am most familiar with it. This show doesn't have to be stellar...it's just a party with about 80 or more of my friends from my department and elsewhere, and as a parting Senior I would like to give them a show like they have never seen before So which board should I choose for busking this show? Also any other suggestions, comments and/or questions are more than welcome.