I am going for my second 3 days of training for Woodbadge Boy Scout Leadership (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Badge) Because I am gone, there will be NO tutorial this week, Aug 22. A reminder that the Denver Local gathering will be broadcasting the sessions. One of those sessions I will be taking a song I have never looked at and taking it through the entire cycle 1) Mark song up in Audacity 2) Load song and audacity marks 3) Generate random effects 4) Improve sequence. Delete rows, modify effects, update 5) Play completed sequence on the lights in our room Goal is to sequence a song in < 45 minutes. So: 1) No tutorial this week 2) Join us for some various tutorials on Sat, Aug 31st. Thanks sean Here is a copy of the post describing the Denver get together New News! We will be broadcasting the Denver Get together and recording it. If you cant make this event in person, please join us remotely. We will be using Teamviewer (the same as we use each Thursday for the Nutcracker Tutorials). Please join the meeting, by clicking on this link on Aug 31st: http://go.teamviewer.com/v8/m93271823 Meeting ID: m93-271-823 If you have a headphone click on the "Voice over IP" on the Teamviewer menu and unmute your headphone to be able to ask questions. What: Denver Area Christmas Get Together When: 9am-6pm Aug 31 , 2013 Where: Conference room reserved at FireMedic4Christ work. just north of park meadows mall (I-25 & County Line) for aug 31 from 9am- 530pm. South Metro Fire Rescue Authority Administration 9195 East Mineral Ave Centennial, CO 80138 Basement level conference room 1 and 2 projectors and screens, wifi, kitchen, soda and snack machines, bring extension cord and power strips, I think room holds over 100 so there will be plenty of room and it can be divided it we want. Agenda: All times are in MST 9-10am: Meet and Greet -- Start Teamviewer to broadcast to audience. We will have a new conference mike that should make hearing all in the room clear. We also will have two video cameras. -- 10-11am: (Dave Pitts) Demo and discussion of the pi player. Dave Pitts and MyKrofts free software for running your show from a $35 raspberry pi. This software is available now. 11-12pm: (Sean Meighan) COmplete end to end creating of a sequence in xlights/Nutcracker. We will take a song never tried before , mark it up in Audacity, bring it into xlights, create effects and finally play our sequence on the lights in the room. Goal is a sequenced song in < 30 minutes. 12-1pm: Working lunch along with show and tell. (Rich Renn), how he built rails from plastic fencing and installed lights in them (Sean), show the 9' Nutcrackers and how they were built Open discussion of how people built their displays (Please send me more specifics) 1-2pm: Overview of Our Hobby. Sequencers (HLS, LOR, Vixen 2.1, Vixen+,Vixen 3,LSP). Overview of new hardware added this year (like technicolor lights). 2-3pm: (Dave Pitts). Demo of the Falcon-16 boards. Discussion of E682 and j1sys p12r. Also open discussion of any controller board. 3-5pm: Open, maybe we can get speaker to demo and talk about Vixen+ and Vixen 3. 5pm Closing. ... Agenda is tentative Recordings will be posted on vimeo the following week.