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Old 11-03-2012, 02:30 PM
Jeff Jeff is offline
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Default MIDI Halloween Spectacular

The 2012 Halloween Spectacular was a huge success!
Fifteen hundred attendees, and without a mishap or any injuries.
I was at the console for the three hours of the performance. Friends and family took the camcorder during that time to capture a few of the performances. Only a few of the 20+ Tesla Coil tracks were captured.
I recorded some pre-event material to show the instruments involved, along with the layout.

The first five are the pre-event videos.

Setup video

Another setup video by my assistant

It's Showtime!

Zombie Ballerina

Danse Macabre

What is Love on Tesla Coils

Funeral March of a Marionette

Secrets on Tesla Coils

Hope you all like the videos. We had a blast putting on the event. The kids were rock stars at school on Thursday.

A sincere Thank You to John for helping me with my MD24 problems.

I've already been approached by the manager of a neighboring city to present a Tesla Coil concert for them. Perhaps it's the start of a new sideline.


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Old 11-05-2012, 09:03 PM
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That's pretty slick.

So the TC's resonate at select freq's/tones to create musical notes?

If so, that's pretty darn cool.
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Old 11-06-2012, 02:44 PM
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Thanks for the response and compliment.

These Tesla Coils are a Dual-Resonant solid state design, with the primary oscillating at 39khz. The audio notes are generated by turning off the oscillator at the frequency of the note during zero-crossing.
They generate the sound the same as lightning would; the plasma arc heats and expands the air in the same fashion as thunder is produced.
Each one of the big coils are powered by a separate 220v 50A service outlet to achieve 15ft arc length.

Regards, Jeff
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