Hi All...another newbie here and cuz I'm a total moron regarding lighting, the Einstein avatar seemed to fit.
I'm just starting to get my feet wet into this whole lighting thing for my band. I have a lead on a Show Designer (1) controller and was wondering if it's still worth even considering since it's old, etc. Is SD over complicated for someone with moderate intelligence or should I go elsewhere? Is all the programming done in midi? ...I'm a drummer and kinda "slow" on midi. Does one just use "notes" to assign things vs. "address" tags (duh)?
I'm considering like 8-16 Par38s and a couple of effects to start with (small stuff)...is SD good for that, perhaps using some of the built-in programs? Should I maybe look into Stage Setter instead? I'm not planning on a lighting guy for the immediate future, so foot switches and/or something programmed is how I envision things "happening".
Anyone's two cents is surely appreciated!