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buying a lighting board

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by nez, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. nez

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    hey i have been talk to some local bands in my area about do lights for them and i was wonderin if there were any sugjestions about wat board i should get ??? help would be gladly welcomed cuz i have only used the board at my school which is one of the nicer boards i have seen but i need sometin small and pordible
     
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    what kind of board are you looking for, two scene preset, one with lots of subs, cue only board, tracking....?
     
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    well wat im really lookin for is somtin where i can run a couple of chases as well as induvidual sliders and preferable cheap to but that is not a big problem
     
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    Well, if your looking for movers, chauvet makes some cheap dmx boards with joysticks and fog buttons. For more conventional fixtures, I use a leprecon 612/624 as a secondary board for specials. Its a two scene preset with a couple chases.
     
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    what flavor of dimmers do you have?... or do you want to get...
     
  6. nez

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    well right now im pretty much open to anything because im just starting to get stuff
     
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    get something that supports DMX.... and if your doing concerts you will want subs.... whats your price range?
     
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    For dimmers, get NSI D-4 DMX dimmers. They have four channels each and will run you about $135 a piece. Then get a DMX board that suits your needs. Will you want to expand to movers or DMX effects later? Or will you stay with totally conventional fixtures? And money...if you're really in a tight pinch, I've seen some American DJ and similar brand equipment last a LONG time, even though it sometimes gets a bad rap. Try BulbAmerica.com and see if they have what you want - as before stated, it would be good to know your price range. Also, how many lights are you going to want to run?
     

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