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SPaschall

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About SPaschall

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  • Birthday 06/22/1967

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    http://www.paschallsmagicalchristmas.com
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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Any story that lets me know what our display means to our visitors or community
  • Location
    Hazel Ky., ,
  • Biography
    Restaurant Owner and Programmer for Holiday Technologies with a passion for Christmas. Being a musician, I love the challenge of telling a story with our display to music.I program with LOR and AD and enjoy the challenge of creating Christmas magic through my programming.
  • Interests
    Music, Christmas display
  • Occupation
    Restaurant Owner/ Programmer for Holiday Technologies
  • About my display
    Basically two displays one computerized, and one static.Utilizing 272 channels of LOR and 10 universes of for an RGB tree. We use standard props from ZTrees to Leaping arches and have included a Seasons Greeters Snowman to MC our show.

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  1. numbering of pixels

    This may be late but for reference, in the first universe the start would be 1 for first starting 20 pixels since each pixel is three channels then it would end at 60 the next layer of 30 pixels would then start at 61 and end at 150 the outer layer of 40 would start at 151 and end at 270. SPaschall
  2. thinking of getting LOR but nervous

    There is a learning curve,but it isn't as hard as you might think.Crawl before you walk, get a 16-32 channel setup and start playing with it. You can demo the software by downloading you just won't be able to output to the controllers. Start small then increase as your needs and knowledge of the process increase. Don't attempt pixels your first year,pixels are a different creature with too many variables for just starting out. The LOR website and Youtube have lots of videos that answer lots of questions along with the forums. If the programming gets a little tough, then you can find free sequences or pay to have the sequences programmed for you. Have fun and enjoy the process! SPaschall
  3. Here you go Dustin http://www.holidaytechnologies.com/catalog/index.php?id_product=70&controller=product SPaschall
  4. New Training Service

    Shoot me an email Scot @ [email protected] and we can discuss it more in depth. SPaschall
  5. Holiday Technologies is now offering private, one-on-one, remote training to anyone who is interested in learning more about how to use software to control their holiday-based display. The cost is $35/hour and the topic or topics covered during the sessions are up to you! You are welcome to ask as many questions you'd like and are welcome to interrupt the presenter at any time. There's no such thing as a dumb question! We want to make sure you get exactly what you want out of these sessions and walk away satisfied. Contact Holiday Technologies via e-mail ([email protected]) or phone (913.626.6226) and let us know what topics you would like to cover and what dates/times you would be available for training. We will estimate the number of hours needed for a given topic, assign someone to you for training, and let you know what date/time has been selected for your appointment. We will ask for a down payment of $20 before the training takes place in order to reserve your time slot. The balance will be due after your training session has been completed and will be billed in 15 minute increments. Sessions cannot be over two hours in length but they can be shorter with a 30 minute session as the minimum length. If you need to cancel or move the appointment we will work with you to reschedule or issue a refund. We ask you let us know of the need to cancel or move an appointment at least 48 hours in advance. We prefer to remotely control your computer; it is to your advantage to have the software covered in the training pre-installed and ready to use. However, if you would prefer to watch the training using software installed on our computer we can do that as well. Contact us today for more information or to sign-up for a session or two or three, SPaschall
  6. Christmas Expo Lebenon Tn

    Are you going to the RGB class? SPaschall
  7. Christmas Expo Lebenon Tn

    I will be there, getting there on Monday for the LOR Immersion class, and will be there until Saturday night. SPaschall
  8. Visualizer question

    You can use a video capture app then upload it from there. SPaschall
  9. New Training Service

    Holiday Technologies is now offering private, one-on-one, remote training to anyone who is interested in learning more about how to use software to control their holiday-based display. The cost is $35/hour and the topic or topics covered during the sessions are up to you! You are welcome to ask as many questions you'd like and are welcome to interrupt the presenter at any time. There's no such thing as a dumb question! We want to make sure you get exactly what you want out of these sessions and walk away satisfied. Contact Holiday Technologies via e-mail ([email protected]) or phone (913.626.6226) and let us know what topics you would like to cover and what dates/times you would be available for training. We will estimate the number of hours needed for a given topic, assign someone to you for training, and let you know what date/time has been selected for your appointment. We will ask for a down payment of $20 before the training takes place in order to reserve your time slot. The balance will be due after your training session has been completed and will be billed in 15 minute increments. Sessions cannot be over two hours in length but they can be shorter with a 30 minute session as the minimum length. If you need to cancel or move the appointment we will work with you to reschedule or issue a refund. We ask you let us know of the need to cancel or move an appointment at least 48 hours in advance. We prefer to remotely control your computer; it is to your advantage to have the software covered in the training pre-installed and ready to use. However, if you would prefer to watch the training using software installed on our computer we can do that as well. Contact us today for more information or to sign-up for a session or two or three,
  10. New Training Sevice

    Holiday Technologies is now offering private, one-on-one, remote training to anyone who is interested in learning more about how to use software to control their holiday-based display. The cost is $35/hour and the topic or topics covered during the sessions are up to you! You are welcome to ask as many questions you'd like and are welcome to interrupt the presenter at any time. There's no such thing as a dumb question! We want to make sure you get exactly what you want out of these sessions and walk away satisfied. Contact Holiday Technologies via e-mail ([email protected]) or phone (913.626.6226) and let us know what topics you would like to cover and what dates/times you would be available for training. We will estimate the number of hours needed for a given topic, assign someone to you for training, and let you know what date/time has been selected for your appointment. We will ask for a down payment of $20 before the training takes place in order to reserve your time slot. The balance will be due after your training session has been completed and will be billed in 15 minute increments. Sessions cannot be over two hours in length but they can be shorter with a 30 minute session as the minimum length. If you need to cancel or move the appointment we will work with you to reschedule or issue a refund. We ask you let us know of the need to cancel or move an appointment at least 48 hours in advance. We prefer to remotely control your computer; it is to your advantage to have the software covered in the training pre-installed and ready to use. However, if you would prefer to watch the training using software installed on our computer we can do that as well. Contact us today for more information or to sign-up for a session or two or three,
  11. Less than 100 dollars to covert compared to 180-225 for a new controller. Plus they will run dmx so they could stay in your display for a long time. SPaschall Sent from my SCH-S968C using Tapatalk
  12. New cutout additions for 2016's display

    Amazing work as always John! SPaschall Sent from my SCH-S968C using Tapatalk
  13. Light O Rama is a great place to start, you can have your AL controllers converted to LOR for a fraction of what a new controller costs from Holiday Technologies http://www.holidaytechnologies.com/catalog/index.php?id_product=70&controller=product I had Seventeen controllers converted back in 2011 and have never looked back with no issues. SPaschall
  14. This is an age old question as TFisher said is the absolute norm. Regular viewers don't relate to channel numbers or how many controllers as we in the hobby do. If your display brings you joy and to your viewers then that is all that matters. I have watched many videos and I have been more impressed with 64 channel sequences than dramatic over the top displays that just seem to turn things on because they can. SPaschall Sent from my SCH-S968C using Tapatalk
  15. If you have AL controllers or hardware you would like to sell, contact Drew Hickman at http://www.holidaytechnologies.com and he might be able to help in selling your hardware. SPaschall
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