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.”

Grand Opening – Chauvet Opens Mexico Subsidiary

_STE5778Check out photos from the grand opening celebration of the full-service Chauvet subsidiary in Mexico! CHAUVET AND SONS DE MEXICO S DE RL DE CV is a full-service branch office and distribution center for the CHAUVET DJ, CHAUVET Professional and TRUSST brands. The office is strategically located at Ave. Santa Ana 30, Parque Industrial Lerma in Lerma, Mexico 52000, in close proximity to the airport in Toluca and to Ciudad de Mexico.

In addition to the office grand opening, Chauvet also hosted a night at a hookah lounge complete with 6 Intimidator Spot LED 450, 7 SlimPAR Tri 7 IRC, 6 COLORband Pix, 1 Hurricane Haze 2D, 13 Legend 230 SR Beam, 32 Nexus 4×4, 17 Q-Wash 560Z-LED.

“We are very excited and honored to be able to directly serve our customers in a market where Chauvet’s brands are already known and valued,” CEO Albert Chauvet said. The Mexican branch office is the second international branch office fully owned by USA-based Chauvet, which also fully owns Chauvet Europe, based in the United Kingdom. In other countries, Chauvet products are distributed via a network of authorized distributors.

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Today is the first day of The NAMM Show and CHAUVET® DJ announced the release of nearly 20 new products. Through January 22, contagious products will INfect attendees including the new PiX™ series of pixel mapping fixtures, as well as new additions to the Intimidator™ family of scanners and moving heads and the Scorpion™ family of high-powered lasers.The CHAUVET® DJ booth also features headliners such as battery operated, 100% TRUE wireless Freedom™ Par and Freedom™ Strip Mini , Nimbus™ dry ice machine, LFS-5 LED framing spot, SlimPAR™ Tri 7 IRC and SlimPAR™ Tri 12 IRC wash lights and Impulse™ 648.

CHAUVET® created an elaborate light show using a total of 586 fixtures (242 CHAUVET® DJ and 344 CHAUVET® Pro fixtures). If you’re attending the show, make sure you stop by booth 5581! If you can’t make it, live vicariously through the pictures below.

CHAUVET® Lighting is “INfectious”

We traveled to Orlando, take part in one of the industry’s largest trade shows: LDI. Team CHAUVET® spent months preparing for the show and introduced more than a dozen new products to the Club/DJ market. The show took place on Halloween weekend so we gave our booth an “infected” theme in hopes that LDI attendees would find our new fixtures “infectious.”

The 400-square-foot DJ booth included just over 200 mounted fixtures. The light show, which was programmed using ShowXpress™ and operated wirelessly using D-Fi™ 2.4GHz, ran in sync with a special mega-mix video created especially for us by DVDJ Unique. Just before the trade show floor opened, our product development team started the Arena™ 2100 Flex and we were ready to rock day one. As soon as clips from Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me” music video came on, the elaborate light show began and attendees were instantly infected. SlimPAR™ Tri 7 IRC  and SlimPAR™ Tri 12 IRC wash lights and Intimidator™ Wash LED 150 moving heads created vibrant, saturated washes throughout the booth. At the same time, bright, colorful beams from Rotosphere™ LED and DMF-10 effect lights,  MiN™ Laser FX 2.0 and MiN™ Laser RGX 2.0 lasers, TriShot™ LED color changer and Intimidator™ Spot LED 150 moving head danced wildly throughout the air.

Additional fixtures mounted to tree-like truss designs located within the booth gave attendees the opportunity to get hands-on with the new products. Booth goers went crazy for the battery-operated, 100% TRUE wireless Freedom™ Par  and Freedom™ Strip Mini wash lights, and the convenience of controlling COLORrail™ IRC linear wash light with a wireless remote left them addicted. LED Followspot 75 was mounted to a CH-W28 stand and attendees were invited to try their hand at altering the beam diameter by moving the mechanical iris and changing the beam color simply by pushing a button. Impulse™ 648, an ultra-bright strobe light powered by 648 LEDs, proved to be a crowd favorite. To give the ultimate CHAUVET® experience and top off the visit to our booth, we put Nimbus™  dry-iced machine to work and flooded the floor with thick, white clouds.

Overall, LDI was an unbelievable show for CHAUVET®. Not only did we successfully infect attendees with our lighting fixtures, we had a blast doing it. It should also be noted that the CHAUVET® Pro booth received the award for Best Large Booth — woo hoo! Thank you to everyone who stopped by and supported CHAUVET®. See you in 2012!