I love stage lighting and have really enjoyed programming my controller, but I would like to "take it to the next level" and have my scenes/chases triggered by my band's music.
Here's what I have:
Elation Operator 192. 8 pars, 5 scanners, other stuff. No moving heads yet, but maybe later.
I know that the operater 192 can be triggered by internal mic, but the triggering is too sensitive-It will cycle through the scenes way too quickly. I've also tried sending a feed into the 192 from the mixing board, with the same results. Is there a way to control sensitivity on the Op 192?
I would really enjoy learning how to trigger another way-perhaps through MIDI? Any suggestions on what equipment or software I would need? I have a high end HP laptop running Vista. How do live bands (without a lighting or sound guy) manage to pull off professional looking light shows?
Thanks for reading this long post, and many thanks for helping out a bassist/drummer and "wanna be" lighting director.