Hello, happy to find this board. I am a musician in a band, and on our upcoming tour I want to bring a light show that syncs up to our Tascam DA-88's. My goal is to have the Tape machines (which plays background audio) to be the master clock for a video device and a lighting controller via (MIDI TIME CODE or SMPTE). I have some prior experience with DMX controllers, and also with SMPTE and MTC using digital audio consoles, pc's, and tape machines. I have never connected all 3 together tho, and I don't even know where to begin with gear. I know this must be possible and was hoping someone here could point me into the right direction. I have a really nice Laptop with Windows XP. I have TASCAM DA-88's and 38's with the addition MTC ad on for synching up digital automated consoles and non linear pc audio software. I have a bunch of DMX light pack dimmers. I have Robolights as well as basic 'cans' lights My question is: 1. what would be the most cost effective light controller that chases time code? 2. Would I be better off with some type of lighting software? that uses an external DMX box that connects to my light dimmers? 3. Should I use my old digital console for it's clock chasing capability to output midi commands to a lighting controller that accepts midi? I really appreciate any help on this!