Hey guys This will be my first year incorporating pixels and music to my Christmas lights and syncing, the last 2 years i have just used store bought Christmas lights. I have read post after post and watched video after video about pixels and controllers ect i know i have a lot of work and sleepless nights ahead, i am having a competition with one of my close friends who challenged me who could have the best Halloween display and Christmas light display. Halloween i am pretty confident with and is a lot easier then Christmas but i do welcome any ideas or hints for Halloween if you are a fellow Halloween lover like myself My big problem is choosing which program to use and which controllers...i have heard good and bad things about all the main companies/lighting software so i am unsure which to go with and if i should go with a package deal or go for the DIY way. I have little to moderate knowledge of electrical stuff just what i have seen and read about on pixels and controllers but what i lack in over all knowledge i make up for with creativity and enthusiasm and a love for Christmas and seeing all the happy smiling faces that come to visit!! I live in a moderately smallish town where only 10-20 homes go all out for Christmas and others just put up a couple lights, in my street there is only basically myself who goes all out for Christmas but i am hoping from my displays comes an interest in others to also put up displays and lights and get into the spirit! sorry for dribbling on but look forward to all the help and advice this site can offer me!