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    Semi-Pro - I D.J alongside a full time Job / School
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  1. All comes down to your controller. The more you spend on the controller the less you have to do. I use a Zero88 Diablo which is designed for intelligent fixtures. The movement macros are already built in and you can simply adjust the area with the joystick live. The same applies to all other fixture attributes. The ripple function is very time saving, meaning you can offset functions to create a scrolling rainbox across the fixtures without having to make a step for each change. I have used an NJD Merlin 256 also which is quite flexible. I used a Dmx Operator (which I think is rebra
  2. Are people missing one major point here? Only more high end fixtures from my experience have anchor points for safety chains. So if you guys are wrapping around the bracket you are wasting your money as the fixtures own bracket is more likely to fail (due to frequent stress from adjustment) than the G clamp hanging it. FACT. Result, small piece of metal bracket still happily chained to rig (along with its main fixing method). Lighting fixture with sheered bolts on floor in pieces... or worse!
  3. Should pick up a fairly good nick Martin Roboscan 812 for that money. Packed with features and VERY reliable. Parts are also as common as bird muck. Benefits from HTI lamp also for good output and long lamp life.
  4. QUOTE To meet EU regs (and maybe CE, but I am not sure) you must have to use a tool to gain access to a lamp, so a thumbscrew would be illegal. My Martin RoboScan 812's have 3 thumbscrews on the bulb access panels. They are the EU model. They are CE marked.
  5. Find out the motor type (off your old one) then ring a radio controlled car specialist. They use stepper motors and deal with them more frequently. They will be able to sort you out. When you mention intelligent lights the price triples for some reason.
  6. I use Lightjockey for bigger shows (on Martin interface with its own processor), but also have a Martin 2510 controller so if the job doesnt warrant the computer I can still use most my shows with the standalone programs I've created in lightjockey once uploaded to the 2510.
  7. I have loads of them. They dont HAVE to use the internal vector mode. If you controller does fades then thats fine with them. I use them alongside Robocolour III's (use same internals apart from gobo wheel as 812s). They are very reliable and would use them over and of this cheap chinese rubbish anyday. They are sturdy work horses, as someone else mentioned they do collect cack so do well to clean them regularly. I use them with both a 2510 controller and also lightjockey sometimes, though if your using purely 812's I highly recommend the 2504 as these are programmed specifically for 8
  8. Sounds like an ideal gig to me, good ole rest instead of usual manic. Whilst everyone is watching fireworks would be an ideal time for DJ to rape said buffet. I can see it being very boring though.... hope the DJ has a laptop with a few films on it!
  9. Mine are very dark blue, I have a friend that does all the printing for me. The shirts cost £4 from Tesco's! (Collared Polo Shirts) and then I get the printing done for the cost of a few beers. Makes them almost disposable in my eyes so not bothered if the cheaper printing goes astray in wash as just throw it away! I have company logo in small on chest, larger one with URL on back then Yellow Pages logo on one sleve, with Trade Association logo on other.
  10. Used them for many things. No problems. Highly recommend!
  11. I find my beams are still visable without smoke anywhere, until they ban smoking in public places you can use consumer provided "smoke!" Saying that cant wait for when they ban smoking in public places no more stripping roboscans down most weekends removing fag residue from optics!
  12. I think its brilliant that something can bring a majority of the nation together. Im not a huge football fan yet I love the feeling of people being together behind the team. Seeing the flag fly everywhere you look. Brilliant. Its not about the football but the unity to me. When there is so much **** going on in this country its great to see something that a nation as a whole can relate to. Put it this way.... When the general elections take place, people support labour etc and put signs up. However this "only a sport" gets more visual support than something as important as nation
  13. Friday = nothing due to Saturdays commitments Saturday = Outdoor england party, starts at 12.30 midday. Rigging from 9am alongside Marquee people -ARRG! Ideal though as dry hire of lighting and projectors only and not collecting until Sunday so can share a few beers with the guests! Sunday = Take down and hang over.
  14. Orange, have been for 6 years. No problems at all. Current service plan 750msgs, 500mins, 5mb Data £25 (16 month contracts)
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