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I am having problems with my lights and music not being in synch. It doesn't happen all the time but it is a pain. I shut down my show this evening because of it.

Also I have lights coming on when they are not suppose to come on.

Any ideas on what could possibly be wrong?

Do all my controllers need to have the same firmware updates?

Thanks,

Stan

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Give it a try. Post back and let us know if that solved it. If you are still having problems, I'm sure you'll be able to get a bunch of suggestions.

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I re routed all the cat 5 cables and it did seem to correct the timing issue.

However, on the CTB 16PC's you still have to route the cat 5 cable over power wires on the inside of the enclosure.

I'm still having problems with lights comming on randomly.

Stan

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Sometimes sync issues can be caused by the MP3 file being a variable bit rate instead of constant. You can re-encode with Audacity and LAME.

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I re routed all the cat 5 cables and it did seem to correct the timing issue.

However, on the CTB 16PC's you still have to route the cat 5 cable over power wires on the inside of the enclosure.

I'm still having problems with lights comming on randomly.

Stan

Stan,

If the problem is random, I'm still thinking that there is some type of communication issue. Are they also not coming on when they're supposed to? I would expect this to happen also with a comm issue.

Is it just certain channels that are coming on, or is it random throughout the display? If it is just a few channels (always the same ones), double check your channel assignments in the sequences. If it's random channels, I would still suspect comm issues.

BTW- I'm running 3 CTB16PC units. I haven't seen any comm issues from the cat5 cable being ran near the power cords inside the enclosure.

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I had a cat5 issue the other night. Lights were coming on or not coming at at the right times. After going thru a few cat5 cables, I found one bad with a cable checker. I replaced it and all 7 controllers are working perfectly. One cable will effect all the controllers no matter where the bad cable is.

I think it's a comm problem as well if it's random lights off sequence.

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My show is running fine this evening. I did not mention that I am running on the mp3 director. After rerouting the cat 5 cables the random on - off problem was taken care of.

I then had to contend with the timing issue. Lights and music were out of synch. I tried a couple of things which did not work.

Now I don't know if this is what was wrong; I went into edit and checked LOCK TIMMINGS and this took care of the timing issue.

Does anyone know if this could have been the cause of lights ahead of music?

Thanks to everyone for their help wih troubleshooting my problems.

Stan

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That only keeps you from adjusting tour timings in sequence editor. It has nothing to do with playback.

Thanks Chuck,

I really do not know how the timing issue got staightened out. The show has been running fine the last 2 nights.

Thanks Again,

Stan

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