CHAUVET DJ Booth Tour at Mobile Beat 2015!

Geoff gives a tour of our dynamic stand at Mobile Beat in Las Vegas. Geoff highlights a series of great products that make your DJ life easier and more valuable, such as the new Intimidator Wave IRC, the efficient SlimBEAM Quad IRC, ideal for uplighting, the EZgobo battery-powered, hand-held gobo projector, additional products from the EZ series like the EZpin, and more. Make sure you watch the entire video to see these lights in action and to find out more on our VIP Rewards program and the CHAUVET DJ Academy.

CHAUVET DJ Education at Mobile Beat 2015: Creating the Experience

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Presented live at Mobile Beat 2015, The Entertainment Experience Lighting Designer Jeremy Brech helps entertainers and event producers with gear and budgets of any size,achieve high impact lighting effects as seen in the Entertainment Experience at MBLV15. The acclaimed special event lighting designer and Wedding Entertainment Director demonstrates new and innovative ways to increase your value, sales and return on investment with creative lighting to amaze your clients.

 

CHAUVET DJ Makes History At NAMM

 

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There have been good NAMM shows and better NAMM shows for us at CHAUVET DJ in the past, but the 2015 version was historic! We were humbled and honored to win four prestigious awards in Anaheim. To the best of our knowledge this is a first for a company in our industry.

Representing a broad cross-section of dealers and reflecting our long-term commitment to providing quality products to the market, the four awards are:

  • The MMR Dealers Choice Award for Lighting Line of the Year
  • The MMR Dealers Choice Award DJ Line of the Year
  • Music & Sound award Lighting Product of the Year for FlareCON Air
  • NAMM Milestone Award for 25 years in the industry
CHAUVET DJ's Allan Reiss (left) and Ana Jaramillo accept the MMR Dealer's Choice awards for Best Lighting Line of the Year and Best DJ Line of the Year along with Albert Chauvet.

CHAUVET DJ’s Allan Reiss (left) and Ana Jaramillo accept the MMR Dealer’s Choice awards for Best Lighting Line of the Year and Best DJ Line of the Year along with Albert Chauvet.

“The awards mean a great deal to us, coming as they do from the people who sell our products,” said Berenice Chauvet, Vice President of Chauvet. “Having dealers vote for us in the MMR and Music & Sound Awards shows that we are listening to their customers – our end-users — by developing products that offer the performance and value that the market demands. The awards also say a great deal about our dedication to service and our long-term commitment to our dealers and end-user customers.”

As proud as CHAUVET DJ was to receive these awards, we were especially excited by the enthusiastic reception our new products received at NAMM. “We released 16 new lighting fixtures and accessories at the show, ranging from moving head fixtures, Hex technology fixtures and battery-powered wireless lights, to new gear bags and a cutting edge new lighting controller,” said CHAUVET DJ Senior Product Manager Allan Reiss. “We were excited about these products going into the show, and the reaction that we saw from visitors to our booth made us even more pumped up about the coming year.”

Some of the highlights at our history-making NAMM booth included:

  • The 6Spot Quad IRC all-in-one fixture consisting of six movable heads on a single bar containing high-powered Quad-Color (RGBW) LEDs and a unique slip-over design that fits most tripod stands (as well as the included L-brackets and clamping locations) to create unlimited mounting possibilities. This fixture’s six movable heads make pin spotting multiple locations or achieving total room or stage coverage easy; plus its pre-programmed light shows can be accessed wirelessly using the optional IRC-6 remote.
  • The EZWash Hex IRC, a compact wash fixture using 6-in-1 (RGBAW+UV) technology to create literally trillions of colors. The newest addition to our EZ line of battery-powered, wireless fixtures, this battery-powered marvel means no cables to deal with, making set up and tear down fast and easy. Control is simple and easy using the optional IRC-6 remote control.
  • The Intimidator Spot Duo 150, which features two powerful Intimidator Spot LED 150 moving heads pre-mounted on a single bar. The unit’s built-in pass-through hole allows it to be safely mounted on tripods, and its bright, compact and lightweight profile makes it perfect for mobile applications. Generate synchronized shows in Master/Slave mode with up to two units, which could be in combination with first generation Intimidator Spot Duos as well. Increase design flexibility and effects with separate color and gobo wheels. The Intimidator Spot Duo 150 allows you to enhance any light show with super smooth dimming and adjustable strobe speed. The fixture’s separate built-in movement macros for sound and automated modes minimize programming time. Power link multiple Intimidator Spot Duo 150 fixtures together to save time running cables.
  • The Intimidator Spot 255 IRC, a feature-packed moving head spot fitted with a 60W LED to enhance any event or installation. Some of the most exciting features of this powerful new fixture are 3 new operating modes never before seen. “Totem Mode” allows users to limit the pan and tilt parameters to keep the light effects forward focused on the dance floor. “Manual Mode” allows the user to create a custom look and have it stored to recall whenever the light is turned on. “Delay Mode” is an advanced Master/Slave mode that allows users to operate up to 4 fixtures in Master/Slave mode, but will randomly create and add synchronized movement variations, making it appear as though complex light shows have been created.
  • The Intimidator Wave 360 IRC, a stunning moving light array with 4 independently controlled heads on a single rotating base. Its narrow, razor-sharp beams of RGBW light create astonishing aerial effects, and continuous pan rotation and 4 tilting heads create unique and amazing effects unlike any other light. The Intimidator Wave 360 IRC has an easy-to-use full color menu interface, making manual operation simple and quick. Convenience features include wireless non-DMX control with the optional IRC-6 remote and the ability to power link multiple units together to save time running cables. The Intimidator Wave 360 IRC’s adjustable pan and tilt ranges put light where you want it, and the Master/Slave mode makes it easy to generate coordinated light shows. Built-in movement macros and color programs create complex looks easily.
  • The Freedom Strip HEX-4 is another great addition to the Freedom family of fixtures, which all include built-in D-Fi transceivers, batteries and IRC remotes. The Freedom Strip HEX-4 has 2 zones of control to create great chase effects. The Freedom Strip HEX-4 also works with CHAUVET DJ’s FlareCON Air wireless transmitter. This 100% wireless linear wash fixture features 6-in-1 LED technology (RGBAW+ UV) to produce trillions of colors. Built-in automated and sound activated programs are also featured, making light show creation easy. An IRC-6 remote is included.
  • The Slim Strip UV-9, an ultra-compact (0.5m) and powerful black light. Whether highlighting specific areas or just having a black light party, this economical and powerful fixture is a perfect solution. Truss mountable-design, included L-Brackets and safety cable attachment allow this unit to be mounted at any conceivable angle.

As much as we enjoyed making history at NAMM, we’re much more excited thinking about how new fixtures like these will be lighting up the future and helping our customers create ever more dazzling events. Happy lighting!

CHAUVET DJ NAMM Preview!

wn15-logoCHAUVET DJ will release 16 new lighting fixtures and accessories at 2015 NAMM Show this month in Anaheim, California. These game-changing new products range from moving head fixtures, hex technology fixtures and battery-powered wireless lights, to new gear bags and a cutting edge new lighting controller. “As always, CHAUVET DJ’s new products are designed to give entertainers and event producers of all kinds the ability to add dramatic lighting to their events,” said CHAUVET DJ Senior Product Manager Allan Reiss. “We’re excited to provide a whole new set of powerful tools to add to our existing products that will let them do that quickly and easily. DJs and event designers are always looking for convenient wireless lighting solutions, hex technology and dynamic moving head fixtures. These new products will definitely meet those needs”. NAMM visitors can get a hands-on introduction to the new products at the CHAUVET DJ booth #5574.

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The 6SPOT Quad IRC

The 6Spot Quad IRC is an all-in-one fixture consisting of six movable heads on a single bar containing high-powered quad color (RGBW) LEDs. The six movable heads make pin spotting multiple locations or achieving total room or stage coverage easy. The 6Spot Quad IRC’s unique slip-over design that fits most tripod stands and the included L-brackets and clamping locations makes mounting possibilities limitless. Pre-programmed light shows can be accessed wirelessly using the optional IRC-6 remote. The included carry bag makes set up and tear down easy.

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The EZ Wash Hex IRC

The newest addition to CHAUVET DJ’s EZ line of battery-powered, wireless fixtures is the EZWash Hex IRC. Created in the image of its predecessor, the wildly popular EZPin IRC, the EZWash Hex IRC is compact wash fixture using 6 in 1 (RGBAW+UV) technology, creating literally trillions of colors. Battery powered means no cables to deal with making set up and tear down fast and easy. Control is simple and easy using the optional IRC-6 remote control. 9 preset colors custom mixed for the EZwash HEX utilize the HEX LED to its fullest. The IRC-6 remote also allows custom color mixing and access to pre-programmed automated and sound activated shows. The EZwash HEX’s white housing is perfect for elegant events such as weddings EZ-WASH-HEX-PACK-LEFT-OPENand art shows. Like the EZ Pin IRC, The EZWash Hex IRC features a magnetic mounting plate and included scissor clip base offering the fastest set up and tear down of any wash light on the market. The EZWash Hex IRC is also available in the EZWash Hex Pack, a case that includes 6 fixtures, charging unit and IRC-6 remote control.

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The Intimidator Spot Duo 150

CHAUVET DJ’s veritable Intimidator line of movinghead fixtures gets 3 exciting new additions at NAMM. The Intimidator Spot Duo 150 features two powerful Intimidator Spot LED 150 moving heads pre-mounted on a single bar. The unit’s built-in pass-through hole allows it to be safely mounted on tripods and its bright, compact and lightweight profile make it perfect for mobile applications. Generate synchronized shows in Master/Slave mode with up to two units, which could be in combination with first generation Intimidator Spot Duos as well. Increase design flexibility and effects with separate color and gobo wheels. The Intimidator Spot Duo 150 allows you to enhance any light show with super smooth dimming and adjustable strobe speed. The fixture’s separate built-in movement macros for sound and automated modes minimize programming time. Power link multiple Intimidator Spot Duo 150 fixtures together to save time running cables.

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The Intimidator Spot 255 IRC

The Intimidator Spot 255 IRC is a feature-packed moving head spot fitted with a 60W LED to enhance any event or installation. Some of the most exciting features of this powerful new fixture are 3 new operating modes never before seen. “Totem Mode” allows users to limit the pan and tilt parameters to keep the light effects forward focused on the dance floor. “Manual Mode” allows the user to create a custom look and have it stored to recall whenever the light is turned on. “Delay Mode” is an advanced master/slave mode that allows users to operate up to 4 fixtures in master/slave mode but will randomly create and add synchronized movement variations making it appear as though complex light shows have been created. The Intimidator Spot 255 IRC’s full color LCD menu screen and full text readout make it easy to navigate. Time saving features include built-in effect macros and move-in-black capabilities as well as the ability to power link multiple units together to save time running cables. Project the light where you want it with user-selectable pan and tilt ranges and achieve super smooth LED fading with the built-in electronic dimmer. The Intimidator Spot 255 IRC allows you to split the beam and cover a larger area with the 3-facet prism and its easy-access gobo door allows you to quickly and easily change gobos. Create continuous shows with individual reset of pan/tilt, color, gobo and prism. Convenience is always at hand with the Intimidator Spot 255 IRC with sound activated programs and wireless non-DMX control with the optional IRC-6 remote. The Intimidator Spot 255 IRC fits best in the CHS-40 VIP gear bag.

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The Intimidator Wave 360 IRC

The Intimidator Wave 360 IRC is a stunning moving light array with 4 independently controlled heads on a single rotating base. Its narrow, razor-sharp beams of RGBW light create astonishing aerial effects and continuous pan rotation and 4 tilting heads create unique and amazing effects unlike any other light. The Intimidator Wave 360 IRC has an easy to use full color menu interface making manual operation simple and quick. Convenience features include wireless non-DMX control with the optional IRC-6 remote and the ability to power link multiple units together to save time running cables. The Intimidator Wave 360 IRC’s adjustable pan and tilt ranges put light where you want it and the Master/Slave mode makes it easy to generate coordinated light shows. Built in movement macros and color programs create complex looks easily.

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The Freedom Strip HEX 4

The Freedom Strip HEX-4 is another great addition to the Freedom product family which all include built-in D-Fi transceivers, batteries and IRC remotes. The Freedom Strip HEX-4 has 2 zones of control to create great chase effects. The Freedom Strip HEX-4 also works with CHAUVET DJ’s FlareCON Air wireless transmitter. This 100% wireless linear wash fixture featuring 6 in 1 LED technology (RGBAW+ UV) to produce trillions of colors. Built in automated and sound activated programs are also featured making light show creation easy. An IRC-6 remote is included.

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The SlimSTRIP UV-9

Another UV fixture making its debut this month is the Slim Strip UV-9, an ultra-compact (0.5m) and powerful black light. Whether highlighting specific areas or just having a black light party, this economical and power fixture is a perfect solution. Truss mountable-design, included L-Brackets and Safety cable attachment allow this unit to be mounted at any conceivable angle.

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The SlimBEAM Quad IRC

The SlimBEAM Quad IRC is a wall accent and effect light all in one. This linear fixture features a unique design that creates dramatic beam effects that go beyond a standard uplight. Of course when the SlimBEAM Quad IRC is used in conjunction with other conventional uplights breathtaking wall and ceiling effects are possible. The SlimBEAM Quad IRC has three quad-color LEDs (RGBA) in a single bar that can be tilted up to 180° providing added lighting flexibility. No moving parts means silent operation and multiple units can be linked together to create unique wall effects. The SlimBEAM Quad IRC’s eye-catching effects can be triggered with built-in automated programs, via master/slave mode, DMX or optional IRC remote.

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The Mini Kinta IRC

Fitted with 3W LEDs to punch through nearly any ambient lighting, the Mini Kinta™IRC fills the room with sharp beams and features more output and broader coverage than derby effects twice its size. Simple wireless, non-DMX control from the optional IRC-6 creates the perfect looks without having to be a programing genius. Floor-to-ceiling and wall-to-wall coverage is effortless with red, green, blue and white effects. Let the built-in programs do the work or use DMX to program your own light show.

The new JAM Pack Gold and JAM Pack Silver are bundle packs of fixtures and effects providing convenient ways to add multiple units to your lighting inventory. The JAM Pack Gold is the perfect combination of four party-ready products that are ready to use right out of the box. JAM Pack Gold includes a Derby, Laser, fog machine, and a UV wash/strobe combo light. The JAM Pack Gold also features easy wireless control of color, auto and sound mode from the included IRC-6 remote. The JAM Pack Silver is a convenient package of 3 effect lights – a Moonflower, 3-color wash effect light and combo UV wash/strobe.

The JAM Pack Silver also features easy wireless control of color, auto and sound mode from the included IRC-6 remote.

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The FootC

This year’s NAMM show will see the release of an innovative new CHAUVET DJ light controller. The FootC is a compact 36-channel DMX foot controller with rugged guitar pedal-style buttons to easily activate built-in auto and sound modes that controls chases and scenes. The FootC can control up to six, six-channel fixtures and store 12 sets of chases containing up to 24 steps each. It works with MIDI technology and has a direct line in so musicians can send an audio feed directly into the controller to trigger scenes to the beat. The FootC also has the ability to save and recall 24 scenes and trigger them in auto mode or sound mode.

CHAUVET DJ’s Freedom line of wireless fixtures grows with a brand new way to transport and charge them. The Freedom Charge 9 is the perfect solution for safely transporting and charging your Freedom™ Par fixtures. This durable, rolling road case easily handles all the punishment a mobile entertainer can throw at it. When the gig is over, simply connect the fixtures to the internal charging module and use the external plug to connect directly into standard wall voltage. The next day, fixtures are fully charged and ready to go again. Each case holds up to 9 Freedom Par Tri-6, Quad-4 or Hex-4 fixtures with enough space for all power cables.

CHAUVET DJ will debut two new gear bags as well. The CHS-DUO VIP gear bag is a durable, gear bag that is hard on the outside but extremely soft on the inside. It’s internal compartment is custom-molded to fit an Intimidator Spot Duo or an Intimidator Spot Duo 150 so it can be easily transported from gig to gig. There is enough space inside to keep the hanging bracket installed on the fixture which saves time during setup and teardown and a convenient side pocket fits the user manual for on-site referencing.

The CHS-WAVE VIP gear bag also has a hard shell outside but is extremely soft on the inside. It’s internal compartment is custom-molded to fit an Intimidator Wave IRC. Like the CHS-DUO, there is enough space inside to keep the hanging bracket installed on the fixture which saves time during setup and teardown and a convenient side pocket fits the user manual for on-site referencing.

CHAUVET DJ: 2014 LDI Product Tour

Viva Las Vegas! CHAUVET® DJ introduced great new products at LDI 2014 in Las Vegas and now we’re bringing them to you everywhere! Allan Reiss from CHAUVET® DJ takes you on a tour of all the hot new products released at the show.

CHAUVET DJ Launches Lighting Magic at LDI 2014!

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A view from the bridge controlling the CHAUVET DJ boon at LDI 2014

CHAUVET DJ has lit up the Las Vegas Convention Center with exciting new lighting products at the LDI Show 2014  along with favorite fixtures and effects mobile entertainers, event producers and lighting designers have counted on for a long time. Here’s a quick look at a few of the new CHAUVET DJ stars shining at LDI.

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CHAUVET DJ’s new lighting products have them packed in the booth LDI.

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The new CHAUVET DJ Gig Bar IRC

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The CHAUVET DJ Gig Bar IRC combines 4 essential lighting fixtures mounted onto a singlDSC_7304e control bar. The 4-in-1 Gig Bar maximizes convenience and ease of set-up and take-down for mobile entertainers who want to create a dynamic lighting experience for any event. The system includes a pair of LED Derby-style effect lights, a pair of LED pars, a laser and a strobe effect. Get in and out quickly with the included tripod, footswitch controller, IRC remote and carry bags. The Gig Bar IRC features phenomenal built-in automated and sound-activated programs that include all 4 effects to make one complete show. Easily control the Gig Bar IRC from the display, IRC-6 remote control, wireless footswitch or DMX to take your gig to a higher level. Save time running cables and extension cords by power linking multiple units.

 

COLORband Hex 9 IRC
The CHAUVET DJ COLORband Hex 9 IRC is a full-size color LED strip light that functions as a chase effect, blinder or wall wash fixture. Its 6-in-1 technology (RGBAW+UV) allows you to generate a broad spectrum of colors and achieve natural-looking color termperatures. The COLORband Hex 9 IRC has 3 zones of control to create amazing chase effects. CCOLORband HEX 9 IRC-RIGHTonvenient pre-built programs can be accessed with or without DMX but multiple DMX personalities are available for a wide variety of programming styles. The COLORband Hex 9 IRC has no moving parts and its silent operation is ideal for quiet environments. Automated programs and operation of static colors can be wirelessly controlled with the optional IRC-6 remote and sound activated programs allow the COLORband Hex 9 IRC to dance to the beat of the music. Multiple units can be linked together with the CBB-6 and the fixture travels safely in the optional CHS-60 VIP Gear Bag.

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The CHAUVET DJ Firebird LED creates a simulated flame effect without heat. The included wireless remote provides independent color control allowing you to create rich flame colors with red, green, blue and amber LEDS. The Firebird LED stands 6.5 feet (2 m) tall and can be seen from longer distances. The unit features built-in imitation flicker effects to achieve a perfect flame look. The Firebird LED can be activated from the display, DMC or the included wireless remote and fits best in the CHS-50 VIP Gear Bag.

 

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The CHAUVET DJ Funfetti is a professional confetti launcher and its easy, single person setup and operation make it perfect for perfect for concerts, parties or other special Funfetti Blog Picevents. Just add confetti! No compressed air or CO2 required. The Funfetti works with most confetti types and is easily controlled from the display, the included wireless remote or DMX. There are even 3 different types of confetti refills available.  The FRC is a multi-colored paper refill, the FRM  is a shiny mirror refill, and the FRU is a UV-reactive paper refill and its bright green color glows in UV light. The Funfetti includes a double bracketed yoke for easy floor mounting or hanging on TRUSST and fits best in the CHS-50 VIP Gear Bag.14162603268620-effect3

Awesome Images of the Incredible CHAUVET DJ Booth at LDI 2014!

As usual CHAUVET DJ is blazing the LDI 2014 show in Las Vegas with amazing lighting products and an equally incredible booth design. If you’re ion Las Vegas for the show, stop by and see this monolith in person. For everyone else, feast your eyes here!

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Nigerian Distributor Shows Off CHAUVET DJ at Africast Show

Nigerian CHAUVET DJ Distributor Hidef IT showcased various fixtures at the recent Africast exhibition in the capital Abuja. On display were lights from the Intimidator series, pixel-mapping Core 3×3 washes, Swarm 5 FX effect lights, strobes and more.

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Swiss Distributor Shows Off CHAUVET DJ at Show

CHAUVET DJ Swiss distributor Radio Materiel recently displayed a selection of products at Light & Sound show in Lucerne. Among the fixtures showcased were the Freedom series of wireless luminaires, FlareCON Air transmitter, Core 3×3 pixel-mapping wash, Intimidator Wash Zoom 350 IRC moving head, Shocker 90 IRC strobe light, Obey controllers and more.

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CHAUVET DJ Gig Lab: Talking with the Experts – Big Daddy

CHAUVET DJ‘S Geoff Short caught up with industry expert and inspirational icon Sean “Big Daddy” McKee at DJ Expo to talk about DJ education, lighting and more.