Category Archives: Tutorial

10v Dimming

10v lighting and dimming

0-10V Lighting Controls If you are confused with 0-10V lighting control, you are not alone. What a mess. I have seen too many great projects adversely affected by the use of 0-10V. Let me explain. 0-10V is a control protocol for dimming lights. Originally, all lights were incandescent, and dimming occurred through resistance and later […]

Understanding CRI & Color Temperature

understanding CRI and color temperature in lighting

Lighting plays a crucial role in our everyday lives, but choosing the right lighting fixtures can be a daunting task, considering the multitude of technical terms and specifications involved. In this blog post, we will dive into understanding Color Rendering Index (CRI) and Color Temperature, unravel their significance, and how they impact our perception of […]

What Is DMX? A Simplified Guide.

A simplified guide to dmx

Understanding DMX Lighting DMX is a simple protocol language primarily designed for controlling theatrical lighting. Ok, I lost some of you already. If you have an LED light that accepts DMX, you can control all of its functions with a DMX controller. DMX Cables DMX runs on DMX cable and is terminated with a 5-pin […]

How To Save and Recall Show Settings On The Soundcraft UI24r

Show Settings for Soundcraft UI24r

You just finished soundcheck and are about to take a short break before the show starts and wonder, “how do I save all my work!?” Well, this is how! Step by Step Walkthrough for Soundcraft UI24r Shows are a collection of snapshots and cues. They are like the folder you save your snapshots and cues in. […]

Finding the Light: An Interview with an Award-Winning Lighting Designer

Award-Winning Lighting Designer Andrew Schmedake

Interview with Andrew Schmedake You may have noticed from my bio that I have a background in theater. My experience is predominantly on the boards, but I’ve had the opportunity to work with dozens of talented people whose job it is to make me look good. One such individual is Andrew Schmedake. We worked together […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Color Mixing for Stage Lighting

rbg color mixing

When selecting light fixtures, there are many different features available. Features that will suit a whole array of different venues and purposes. One of the primary considerations is what kind of color options are best suited for your needs. The ability to create different colors from one fixture is advantageous in many ways. The old […]

Is this thing on? Wireless woes and how to avoid them

The wonderful world of wireless technology provides an abundance of benefits to any production or venue. The ease and freedom of in-ear monitors and wireless microphones have become an industry standard. Of course, it also provides its fair share of technical obstacles that can be quite challenging if you don’t have the knowledge or the […]

Sanitizing Your Microphones

Disinfection and cleanliness have been quite the prevailing topic of discussion in the industry currently. Your AV team is most likely considering the best way to guard your equipment from disease and contagion. While there might be many differing opinions on the best measures to take to prevent the spread of germs and illness, there […]

THE PROBLEM WITH 0-10V DIMMING

Never Use 0-10 Volt Dimming! *our rant begins at 2:40 How it started- It has been our experience that many engineers copy and paste from project to project to simplify their process, with the result being the standardization of a terrible product. 0-10v began during the transition from traditional architectural dimming of incandescent lighting to […]