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Pyromusical Done Properly... Not Just Fireworks Over A Music Track

Discussion in 'Display / Firing Evening Reviews' started by Simon Weir, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. Simon Weir

    Simon Weir Galactic Firework Addict

    This year for my BFN display I am considering music.
    I am building mine boards using scaffold boards with 11 x L brackets on each to spread across the football pitch in 6 firing sites to start with a sweep of 36 mines firing 0.4 seconds apart.
    The finale is 30 mines fired simultaneously creating a 40m high wall of Brocade across the field. I have needed to invest in a professional one shot capacitor discharge blasting machine as I will need over 70v to ignite all the e-matches off a single que.
    It will take practice to get anywhere close to this video!
  2. BrocadeKnight

    BrocadeKnight Galactic Firework Addict

    I'm certain Simon will have considered all this already, but I'll waffle anyway.
    [And I wrote all this before watching that video]
    Unless you're using a lot of single shot cat4, mines, candles, shells, with thousands of cues, I'd have thought the outcome would always look more fireworks+music.
    In the truest sense, or should we say world class stuff, I doubt cakes are used at all. Even 8 shot candles with impeccable timing would probably be a bit filler.
    And the resolution of the firing system is something to consider. Think my cobra is 1/10th second. Well there's no way that'd do for quick chase sequences. Say a run of comets across a field, within a couple of seconds, to fit a specific tempo. The resolution is nowhere near fine enough. Think the latest software version may be 1/100th. But of course, this needs igniter-in-tube instant ignition to work anyway.
    A couple of years ago for BFN I toyed with the idea of firing pyro to one music track, then having a free-for-all section. I considered a few pieces of music. It struck me that only tunes with lots of interesting twists and turns that can be punctuated work. And then it works out more expensive £/minute vs a pyro only show.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2017
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