Control systems for live entertainment by John Huntington

By John Huntington

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Finally, as in previous editions, this version focuses on techniques and standards, and not on the details of equipment. I think it’s critical that people know not only the “what” but the “why” of entertainment technologies. Understanding the fundamentals, rather than just which button to press, gives you some chance of figuring things out when you come across something new. Conventions While the book uses fairly standard heading levels and so on, there are a few conventions: • If you see something like F216, or 10100102, the subscripted number indicates the base of the number which precedes it.

This may take the form of a live theatrical-style show, where the performers perform the same script in each show. Nonlinear Shows In a nonlinear show, multiple, separate components of a show (or even multiple shows) can all run independently, in a dynamic order, or even simultaneously. For our purposes here, a group of linear segments (such as a concert where the running order of songs changes every night) would be considered nonlinear, because the dynamic running order demands nonlinear flexibility from the control system.

They used one wire per dimmer, each wire sending a simple analog voltage to represent the level to which that dimmer should be set. Sound systems were analog and audio automation was generally not economically feasible for live performances. Video was prohibitively expensive in general, and display devices were always too dim and never had enough resolution. Machinery systems were only used in the largest venues, with relatively simple control systems. Systems of this era were usually pretty easy to understand on an intuitive level, and much of the technology could be learned on the job.

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