Well I've had some time to recover and it's time to put together my show report. LDI was a great time as always. Seeing all the latest gear in person and hanging out with my CB friends is always a great time! The show seemed bigger this year than last. It seems to be slowly growing it's way back up to the size it was when I first went about 8 years ago. If you haven't gone before, you really need to go next time. LDI 2016 will be October 21-23, put it on your calendar and start begging you boss to let you go now! About three years ago CB went from being the website we had to explain to everyone to being something everyone knows about. These days when I walk the floor I hear, "Are you really Gafftaper!... I love CB you guys have helped me out so much!" That's such a great feeling. Just yesterday I got an email from one of the vendors who scanned my badge, and then took the time to send me a personal message saying, "I wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for stopping by the booth at LDI and checking out our stuff. Control Booth has definitely saved me quite a few times in the past, and your posts have been really helpful!" CB is growing and making a huge impact in the industry and all of you are the reason for that. Well, I've talked a lot about the PRG ground control, if somehow you missed that discussion, go watch that video. It's way to expensive right now, but I really look forward to the future. I hope someone will scaled down and mass produce it making it something we can all afford. I would LOVE to have two virtual follow spots hanging on the first electric in my theater. The second product I was really impressed with was the Avolites Titan family. Our friend Jim "on lights" Hutchinson is now with Avolites. He spent a lot of time shooting a great demo for us of the entire family. Unfortunately, despite hours of dvsDave trying to edit the video, the light show in their booth made it unwatchable. We'll have to see if we can find a good demo from Jim to post later. Here's the deal. For $250 you get a dongle with one universe and the entire Titan software program. For a couple grand you can upgrade that by adding a fader wing. You can work your way up through a product line of boards from a few thousand to 30 thousand that get bigger and offer more handles, better encoders, and touch screens. But the software is ALL THE SAME. There are options like the Tiger Touch console which is pretty reasonably priced, and later as your needs grow you can add a Tiger Touch wing (i think maybe two). Every console has the same software. The only difference is more universes and more convenient control surfaces for your application. That's a fantastic budget friendly approach to a product line! But wait until you see what the Titan software itself can do, it'll blow your mind. My love of the Horizon software system is well documented here going back a really long time. Titan is like Horizon on steroids. It's easy, it's logical, it does all the hard work for you. It's pixel mapping capabilities are insane. With a few minutes of training my kids could program a pixel mapped show in minutes. Then you get into it's insanely powerful and easy to use effects engine. Everything is simple, logical, and really fast. You can program in seconds what would take minutes on another console. It's hard to explain, you really need to see a demo of the software for yourself. I'm so disappointed the video didn't work out. But we'll work on getting something to replace it. I've got a lot more to say but I'm running out of time before I need to get to work. So I'll post more later. I'll leave you with a picture of the CB meet up at the Apollo Booth. There were others who stopped by, but this is who made it into the picture. Thanks to JChenault we did have inflatable furniture. Back Row Left to Right we have: Ruinexplorer, GreyWyvern, Milad Khouli from Apollo (I don't think he's a CB member), Kelite, and LexTech. In the chairs that's me on the left and dvsDave on the right. Later, I caught dvsDave and JChenault enjoying the "comfortable" seating.