Each year I do a short write up on the layout of my show, as an example of one way to layout your show. Each of the cables shown in the diagram below is one Ethernet cable. I use the same cables to run Ethernet to the controllers as I use to send the pixel signals through pixel extenders to each string. All of my strings are driven off pixel extenders, there are no exceptions. The diagram does not show the FM transmitter, which was plugged into my laptop.
The last two controllers in the diagram are using power over Ethernet to drive each mini-tree or light pole. I will do a separate write up on power over Ethernet.
The video below is one of the songs that was sequenced for 2015. This video shows the power of creating a sequence quickly with just using whole house effects.