Keeping Fit With CHAUVET DJ At Roll Cycle Studio


Installation 1

LAKE CHARLES, LA – (For Immediate Release) – Indoor cycle studios are rolling intocities across the country, seemingly ready to become the yoga centers of the next decade. It’s easy to see why; with the average indoor cyclist burning up between 400 and 600 calories in a 40-minute workout, “spinning” is a convenient way to keep fit, especially if it’s done in an entertaining and uplifting setting. The new Roll Cycle Studio offers indoor cyclists just such an environment, thanks in part to CHAUVET DJ.

Porché Advanced Systems, of Lake Charles, Louisiana used an all-CHAUVET DJ rig to create a warm, welcoming and richly colored lighting design at the city’s first cycling studio. Consultant Barbara Hoots of Indoor Cycle Design, a well-known figure in spinning circles, consulted with the Porché team to help develop an engaging look for the new business.

“Barbara is a big believer in the power of good lighting to create the right ambience in the cycle space,” said Jason Ryder. “You need attractive lighting that captures the attention of cyclists and motivates them to be successful in the program. We were confident that we could create this kind of lighting environment with the CHAUVET DJ fixtures, while still staying within Roll Cycle Studio’s budget.

Porché used 12 COLORband PiX linear LED washes, four SlimPAR Tri 7 IRC low-profile LED pars and two Swarm 4 LED beam effects in its design for Roll Cycle Studio. These CHAUVET DJ fixtures were all run by the company’s Obey 10 compact controller, which is capable of controlling up to eight 16-channel fixtures and storing six sets of chases, each containing up to 999 scenes. “The controller gives the studio the capability to create different scenes to fit different routines and change the mood in the room,” said Ryder. “Yet at the same time, it didn’t add a significant amount to the cost of the project – plus it’s user-friendly.”

Installation 2The dozen COLORband PiX linear units are positioned along the perimeter of the room to wash the side and back walls. “This color wash really sets the tone for the entire area,” said Ryder. “We’re able to fill the room with color from the COLORband PiX to create a nice ambience without shining light directly on the cyclists.”

Porché positioned the SlimPAR Tri 7 IRC units over the platform where the instructors lead sessions. The seven high-output LEDs in the par-style fixtures provide ample illumination to highlight the instructors without creating color shadows. Plus, the fact that the lights are completely convection cooled means there is no distractive noise.

While the COLORband fixtures provide an even and richly colored wash light for the room and the SlimPAR units highlight the instructors, the Swarm 4 effects are used to create movement and an extra sense of energy for selected riding routines. “The Swarms are very effective at pumping up the cyclists,” said Ryder.

Aside from their obvious aesthetic value, the CHAUVET DJ fixtures were also invaluable as budget stretchers in at Roll Cycle Studio. “Cost is always a concern with a small business starting in a new industry,” said Ryder. “We were able to achieve some big looks without spending big money. When visitors come to the studio for the first time and see the lights, they’re immediate reaction is WOW! This studio is the first of its kind in Lake Charles and we’re very proud to be a part of it.”

2014 DJ Expo Stage Tour by CHAUVET DJ

CHAUVET DJ set the 2014 DJ Expo main stage ablaze with another brilliant display of lighting creativity. Here CHAUVET DJ Product Manager Nick Airriess, who designed this dazzling display shares his vision and some of the tools he used to bring it to life.

CHAUVET DJ’s “Original” Baby!

We all know CHAUVET DJ’s line of Intimidators is invincible.  But it wasn’t until our recent Invincible Intimidator contest revealed that this original Intimidator scanner was over 10 years old and still working perfectly! Now THAT’s a baby not only a mother can love, but everyone else too!

Invincible Intimidator

Berenice Chauvet cradles one of her original “babies” – the very first Intimidator scanner.

Can I Make Request?

“Can I make a request?” Sometimes, these 5 little words can make DJs cringe as they wait for whatever dance floor clearer often follows. But requests are also a great way for DJs to get valuable feedback from party guests that can help keep the dance floor full. Either way, it’s always a hot topic for DJs and CHAUVET DJ‘s Geoff Short talks about it in the August 2014 edition of Thursday Vids. Share with us how you handle requests.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge by TEAM CHAUVET

Jim Hutchison from (and CHAUVET Professional!) and Berenice Chauvet take the #IceBucketChallenge to help end the fight for #ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Albert Chauvet joins in on the fight too, along with our honorary awesome dude, Product Manager Mike Graham’s son Connor Graham! We’re proud of you, Connor, who ALSO MADE A DONATION!!!!!

Help us raise awareness — take the CHALLENGE and FIGHT ALS!

Gig Lab! CHAUVET DJ Goes to DJ Expo 2014!

This trip to the Gig Lab takes us to the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk where the 2014 DJ Expo rocked the Trump Taj Mahal and CHAUVET DJ rocked the expo! Geoff takes a look at the CHAUVET DJ and TRUSST booths, some of the new mind-blowing products launched at the Expo and the eye-popping lighting design that CHAUVET DJ blazed the main stage with.  Enjoy!

2014 DJ EXPO Product Tour by CHAUVET DJ

CHAUVET DJ blasted a boothful of game-changing new products at DJ Expo 2014. Here CHAUVET DJ’s Allan Reiss gives viewers a guided tour of the CHAUVET DJ booth brimming with lighting innovation!

CHAUVET DJ Hot on Stage with KISS Tribute Band

Australian distributor AVE Audio Visual Engineering provided a dynamic selection of CHAUVET DJ gear for a recent performance of KISS Thiss tribute band. SlimPAR Quad 12 IRC and Intimidator Spot LED 350 fixtures completed the fiery ambiance seen in the images here below:



Invest in Yourself! Learning Opportunities for Mobile Entertainers!

As big DJ trade shows approach, it reminds us of just how important education is to our entertainment careers. In this brief video, CHAUVET DJ‘s Geoff Short reminds us to invest in ourselves and our careers and lets us know about a few great upcoming educational opportunities.

DJ Expo – August 11-14, 2014:
Creative Lighting, Creating Profits with Jeremy Brech & Jamie Bodie
Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 11a-1p Diamond Room B&C

Las Vegas DJ Show – September 7th-10th, 2014:
Lighting Design Elements Workshop with Jeremy Brech & Jamie Bodie – Wednesday September 10th, 2014 1p-3p. Register at:

Guitar Center Online Music Mentor Series: Building Your First Lighting Rig with CHAUVET DJ, Monday, August 25th, 1pm. Register at: