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  • Beginner Needs Lighting Help!

    My wife just got me some lights and a stand for my birthday, to help with my band's show. However I need some advice on how to use them so that it's not a big mess. What I have are 2 Chauvet DJ Color Banks, a Chauvet Slimpar 56, and a Chauvet Moonflower LX5. Am I supposed to connect them together? Should I set them all to the music beat? I. am completely new to lights so any help is appreciated. Btw, I play in a cover band in small to medium sized bars.
    Ludwig Element CS Retro (Mod Orange)
    12x8 tom
    14x14 floor tom
    14x22 bass drum w/ rail mount
    14x5 snare
    14x5 pointed badge Acrolite

    Zildjian cymbals
    15" New Beats
    17" A Medium Thin Crash
    18" Armand Thin Crash
    20" K Custom Medium Ride
    18" A Custom EFX

  • #2
    Is this all you have to light the band? If so, you're not going to light up much.



    You can't connect any of these together. The only unit that is linkable is the Slimpar.

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    • #3






      Quote Originally Posted by Chaff67
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      Is this all you have to light the band? If so, you're not going to light up much.



      You can't connect any of these together. The only unit that is linkable is the Slimpar.




      That's not helpful at all. So basically you have no advice on how to maximize the effect from what I have.
      Ludwig Element CS Retro (Mod Orange)
      12x8 tom
      14x14 floor tom
      14x22 bass drum w/ rail mount
      14x5 snare
      14x5 pointed badge Acrolite

      Zildjian cymbals
      15" New Beats
      17" A Medium Thin Crash
      18" Armand Thin Crash
      20" K Custom Medium Ride
      18" A Custom EFX

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      • #4
        Sorry but that is a poor selection of lights if the intention is to light a band. It would work on your drum kit though.
        Thanks,
        Bill Cronheim
        Entertainment Systems Corporation
        Back stage since 1965
        Equipment specialist since 1973

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        • #5
          Put them on a slow color change pattern. Too much "blinky blinky " to the beat is distracting,for you and your audience. So if you can set them to a slow color change that'll help.

          Start thinking about what you'd like your lights to "do" and when you get to the point of wanting more my first advice is to always buy a controller with more than you think you'll need.Then add you stuff to it.
          DON'T BE ALARMED!!! REMAIN CALM!!!!!!!!!
          There's nothing to see here. It's another day in IDAHO!!!

          My bands Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/stiff.richard

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          • #6
            Did you read the basic band lighting guide?
            Moe---It puts the SINES in the basket, or else it gets the hose again.http://www.hotrodmotm.com

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by jdrummys
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              That's not helpful at all. So basically you have no advice on how to maximize the effect from what I have.




              Not helpful? I answered your question about hooking them together. I asked you a question about what you planned to do with them. You did not answer. Like Bill said, if this is for lighting the drum kit only, it would work. But if you're looking to light an entire band there is no way to "maximize the effect," you will end up with a very poorly lit stage.

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