Best Sequencing Software

Discussion in 'Sequencers & Software Tools' started by bradclaflin, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. bradclaflin

    bradclaflin New Elf

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    What is the best sequencing software available? I have tried LSP v2.5, Vixen 2, Vixen 3, and VenueMagic. Is there anything available that is more robust? As I add more channels and RGB pixels, these seem to have more trouble. I would rather spend some money than work with tools that are so frustrating and unpredictable.
     
  2. barbotte

    barbotte Apprentice Elf

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    pembroke,on
    wel hsl is free ,, and if you want to spend moneythen try matrix lol
    cheer
     
  3. BrianJ

    BrianJ Full Time Elf

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kingston, Ontario
    There was another choice but I have not heard much of it lately. Light Factory Personal, it is a "home version" of the Light Factory professional software. I know that Aussie Phil was using it before he vanished into the night and he had very positive comments on it. I believe the personal version was retailing for 500$ which is a significant price drop from the Pro Versions.
     
  4. Bird

    Bird Proud LOR user

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,747
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    If money is not an issue then Madrix appears to be a high end program.
    I use LOR S3 and like it, but I currently do not use RGB other than CCR's
     
  5. neilric99

    neilric99 Full Time Elf

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    295
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Irvine, the OC, CA
    Find Me On:
    I am using Light Factory Personal and driving Madrix with it. btw Madrix is only useful for driving effects and may not be what you need for a lot of your display elements. LFP however is a great professional cuelist based sequencer.
     
  6. Boof63

    Boof63 Full Time Elf

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2011
    Messages:
    489
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Kadina
    HLS- if you are using RGB/pixel it is easy as to work with, once you have learned/watched the video tutorials - it is a breeze to use and work with. It is not flawless, but its bloody good in my mind.
    cheers Boof63
     
  7. kel

    kel Dedicated Elf

    Joined:
    May 12, 2010
    Messages:
    1,525
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Tenterfield, NSW/Qld border
    I don't think that there is any 'best' SW for our level of lighting ... each person will have a fave because it works for him/her and satisfies the needs of his/her show

    My advice is try all of them, then make up your own mind :D
     
  8. CDN_Diesel

    CDN_Diesel New Elf

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2012
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chilliwack, BC
    Very sound advice Kel. If you are looking to keep costs down (free is always good) then, if you are using RGB, I would suggest HLS.
     
  9. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

    Joined:
    May 2, 2010
    Messages:
    2,122
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Elderslie
    Find Me On:
    i have used LOR s3 and LSp and have found LSP the best for what i want it to do
     
  10. tonyh

    tonyh New Elf

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    can anyone tell me what HLS stands for ???
     
  11. tonyh

    tonyh New Elf

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2012
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks :)
     
  12. Superman

    Superman I Have C.L.A.P and its very infectious Global Moderator

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,624
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Ipswich-QLD
    Find Me On:
    Hinkle's Lighting Software

    Joe Hinkle's baby
     
  13. Boof63

    Boof63 Full Time Elf

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2011
    Messages:
    489
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Kadina
    Here is link to Joe's site, Current Version is halfway down the list of files "HLS Install 14S", The files labelled UMarg are the copies of the manual put together by users.

    cheers Boof63
     
  14. Skunberg

    Skunberg Full Time Elf

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Eagan
    Nutcracker/Xlights might be worth a look. It started out as a scheduler player but has effects also for the high pixel count that you can import into your sequence. It's not a sequencer but is very robust with high channel counts. It will play and convert most sequencer files.
     
  15. Skunberg

    Skunberg Full Time Elf

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Eagan
    You should look at Vixen plus also. It's Vixen 2 with added tools for easier use.
     

Share This Page