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I am looking for a device that will allow me to play music through an ipod and attach Christmas lights to it. It would light up the lights to the beat of the music. I had one that had preprogrammed music last year and you could plug an ipod into it, but it kept blowing fuses....anyways...help would be appreciated.
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I am looking for a device that will allow me to play music through an ipod and attach Christmas lights to it. It would light up the lights to the beat of the music. I had one that had preprogrammed music last year and you could plug an ipod into it, but it kept blowing fuses....anyways...help would be appreciated.

Maybe try E-bay, I find you can get ANYTHING on there.

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thanks alot guys....i had something this year but i kept blowing fuses....guess I had too many lights plugged into it....not Christmas Vacation too many, but still too many for the device that I had...appreciate the help!
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You need devices that will allow you to create your own light sequences and allow you to create sequences to music. To do this you will need to create music in MP3 format and then upload tem into software that will allow you to create sequences to your music.

Now I will be honest this is easy but it is very time consuming....

1st off there are many computer controlled lighting products out there....

Animated Lighting www.animatedlighting.com
Light o rama www.lightorama.com
dlight www.delight.com

these are just a few.

I use Light O Rama products. I get my musc from my cd collection and i convert them in MP3 format. I then uplad them to a FREEWARE program called AUDACITY then i cut the music down unless you want to use the entire song.

I then upload my song into my LOR sequence editor. and then program the lights to the music.

I then upload them to an sd card and plug the card into my MP# showbaord that controlls the entire display. I then plug in my short range tranmitter into my show board and WALLA!! the show runs the music plays and the lights flash to the music.

Now its not a cheap investment. each computer board cotrolls 16 channels (16 light strands) they run 249.00 each. the MP3 showcontroller runs 199.00 its pretty pricey but its a good investmet in the WOW factor if your gonna do this every year.

I caution you ... once you go down this road forever will it consume you. because your viewers will want to se a new show every year.

If you have questions you can email me @holidaygeek@msn.com or pm me

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