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Old 7th February 2016
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Thanks for the input on one man for both sound and light.

I think for a sound simple gig, it is possible to do it on one laptop with one man.

Using a XR wireless mixer and a usb to dmx box, run both mixer and lighting control software on the laptop...

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Originally Posted by jabney View Post
Maybe that's a good thing.

Running lights is a full-time job - at least during the show.

Running sound is a full-time job - at least during the show.

And when either operator tries to poach on the other operator's job it hurts the show. So when the budget allows only one operator, then it's decision time: either the sound is the 'star' or the lighting is the 'star.'

The owner or the senior pastor or whatever may think that one person should run both positions: sound and lights. I would strongly suggest that you steer that owner or senior pastor or whatever away from that idea. Or to make sure that either the sound is the main job and the lights kept extremely simple, or that the light-show is the main job and the sound kept extremely simple.

best, john