Quick background: My 4 piece rock band has played on and off at clubs since our teens (20 yrs ago). The clubs/bars always had lighting. Now we're getting ready to play a few shows a month but at most of the clubs/bars, we'll have to provide our own sound and lighting.
Our lighting will be on sound-active or a preset sequence for now. (Perhaps sometime in the future, I'll educate myself on DMX.....but not now.) We won't be using a truss, only due to the erratic size of the venues we'll be playing. Some small, some small-ER.
The only thing we have now is 2 Chauvet Colorstrip-Minis and a T-Bar plus one cheapy LED slim par. At the couple gigs we've done, we just stuck the Colorstrips on each side of the T-Bar running in master/slave and stuck the slimpar on the ground angled at my bass drum head.
In the very near future, I'm planning on purchasing 4 Blizzard Puck RGBs thanks to the recommendations of the fine folks here. Possibly another 4 at a later time.
This is a complete newbie question, but can the IEC cable of a Blizzard product be used with a Chauvet product? Or is everything brand-specific? Only thinking of a scenario having each T-Bar with 1 Colorstrip and 2 Pucks connected together to save from having too many power cords dangling.
So anyway, the official question is: What can/should I do with 4 Blizzard Pucks, 2 Colorstrip Minis, 2 T-Bars, and a partridge in a pear....wait...skip that last one. All running in sound active/fade/chase...etc
Thanks ahead of time for helping out someone not very experienced in this field!