Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Console Cocktails

Illuminating while Intoxicating

Cocktail #4: Parameter vs. Channel Calculation on grandMA

Posted by Cat On January - 18 - 2010

The grandMA console calculates DMX output by Parameters – NOT channels like most other consoles. This video explains the difference; how this affects your install; and why it’s so useful. This is consistently one of the more confusing aspects of the console – but this video should help.

We’re also enjoying Vespers – which is a drink that needs to be ordered using the correct terminology if you want to enjoy it as much as James Bond did. The video will explain…

Cocktail #3: Squintin’ at the grandMA2

Posted by Cat On December - 16 - 2009

During LDI, we got together with Brian Dowd of ACT Lighting and Justin Lang of iSquint.net to talk about the grandMA2 and what’s new with the hardware and the software. Justin conducted this interview as part of a longer podcast for iSquint.net. I brought along my camera (cause you just never know) and got some video that I thought was pretty interesting. You’ll need to watch iSquint for the full podcast next month, but this Cocktail will certainly get you thirsty for more.

FYI – the Dirty Pete Cocktail is…

3 parts vodka
1 part Dry Vermouth
2 parts Olive Juice (ok, 1 part if you like – just don’t use that premade dirty martini mix: use the brine out of the olive jar)
5 dashes of Hot Sauce (Pete’s Hot Sauce is recommended, but substitute as needed)
At least 2 Olives


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The Video Series is GO!

Posted by Console Cocktails On October - 26 - 2009

Here’s the video to give you the details on how and why this series got started. ┬áMore importantly, you’ll also learn how to make a grandMAr2ni.