Well I doubt anyone still follows this thread anymore, Heck the Theater actually turned into a storage room while waiting for decent Automation to show up. Thanks to iRule I think we're now pretty good for over a year now, we have seen 99% stability.
A strange motivational factor popped up.....Karaoke, not sure if anyone here does this, I never had or even dreamed of singing in front of people but we did a friends "Barn Bar" via iPad, youtube, Final Cut Pro, Apple TV and some decent pro audio gear mainly JBL,EV, and Yamaha Mixers and it came out so professional and amazing that I we discovered we have some talented people amongst us that enjoy this highly and it sounds better than any Karaoke Bar we have ever heard.
Well, we installed a duplicate in the Theater and had a trial run and it was amazing and probably the most fun I have seen in a long while, inebriated people build courage and the results are sometimes surprising.
I wish I could get Video that shows just how great the lighting came out but my iPhone is obviously not up to the task. I have 16 zones of lighting ( about half of them colored, the rest spots) controlled audibly via a light controller, this thing is incredible.
Now here comes the questions......Fabric, I found some stuff called Duck Cloth that I can get as cheap as $8 a yard and it is quite nice looking and basically canvas. I know everyone prefers GOM or at least they used to, is there a good source for this that's not $20 a yard? Also does it still look like it did 7 years ago?
To me Duck Cloth looks much better and at 1/3 the price Im wondering what other people used for fabric on walls and ceilings?
Question number 2 is a weird one but you guys are a creative bunch. I have made a faux Stained Glass piece for the dormer and I want to remove the panes from the original window and replace them with a see thru pane visible on the outside but not inside the Theater, is that perforated vinyl stuff they use on cars and shop windows the only stuff that can pull this off?
Question #3 Anyone ever use a haze maker that didn't use chemicals that leave a residue.......the lasers and other lighting effects we have look amazing with haze, I'm seeing some claiming no smell or residue but I'm not sure I'm buying those claims