Newbie saying Hello

Discussion in 'New Members Say Hello' started by Mike Wurlitzer, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. Mike Wurlitzer

    Mike Wurlitzer New Elf

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    Been following lighting systems for some time and now that I am retired I would like to combine them with my other hobby, Pipe Organs and VTPO (virtual theater pipe organs) which can generate both MIDI and MP3 files.


    My first project will be an indoor MEGA Tree as I have 30' ceilings in my house and I can use this to get my feet wet in this hobby and eventually move the tree outdoors.


    I am already very confused as the the number of pixels/meter for a good looking mega tree. I believe DMX will be my controller of choice but as nothing has been purchased as of yet I am open for suggestion.


    Hope to have as much fun as you all seem to be having.


    Mike
     
  2. nzlongfellow

    nzlongfellow Dennis from NZ

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    Welcome to ACL Mike. 30ft ceilings WOW.... :D . Hope it's warm where you are.
    Make sure you head off to the LEARNING CENTER in the FORUMS page. A very good place to start.


    DMX is for static lights and dumb RGB's.


    You may be a little late with getting supplies from China but certainly read and ask as there is a wealth of knowledge on this site and from the ppl you meet.


    Also add yourself to the location map so we can see where you're from.
     
  3. Jamie

    Jamie Lighting up the night.

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    Welcome to ACL Mike..
     
  4. mborg10

    mborg10 Michael Borg

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    Welcome to ACL mike
     
  5. mellowcouple

    mellowcouple Full Time Elf

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    Welcome to ACL.
     
  6. Bird

    Bird Proud LOR user

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    to ACL Mike

    First the disclaimer
    Joining these forums and entering the chat room can give you CLAP!!! :D
    Christmas Lighting Addiction Problem

    If you haven't found it yet, the new revised 2nd addition AusChristmasLighting 101 manual is a great resource

    And I guess someone has to ask so let it be me ... :D
    Your OTHER hobby and last name .. coincidence or connection?
     
  7. firebug

    firebug Senior Elf

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    Welcome to ACL Mike... 8)
     
  8. zoobmarine

    zoobmarine New Elf

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    Welcome Mike!
     
  9. gerry

    gerry Senior Elf

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    Welcome Mike,

    I think that you may be too late in the year to get stuff up and running for this Christmas, but you could still plan , ask questions and may be get going with software, one controller and some lights to get a feel.

    Alternatively , you may wish to utilise a controller with static lights on your tree (if you already have them) and extend to pixels next year.
     
  10. Benschristmaslights

    Benschristmaslights Dedicated Elf Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    welcome to ACL
     
  11. fasteddy

    fasteddy I have C.L.A.P Global Moderator Generous Elf

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    Welcome to the forum, lots of great freindly advice. Its a steep learning curve at first but it does get easier with time
     

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