AVM Productions used 20 CHAUVET® DJ fixtures to light the stage during the Color the Grove 5K & Music Fest held at Darton State College in Albany, Georgia. The team included four members: Jodie Kretzer, production manager; Mark Davis, sound technician; Dan Reeves, lighting technician; and Dustin Tilley, stage hand. Throughout the event, Abigail Rose, Relapse and The Cole Taylor Band entertained attendees as they performed on a stage illuminated with eight SlimPAR™ 56 and two SlimPAR™ 64 RGBA par-style wash lights, eight COLORrail™ IRC linear wash lights and two SlimBANK™ Tri-18 wide-area wash lights.
“My favorite fixture by far is the new CHAUVET® DJ SlimBANK™ Tri-18,” Kretzer said. “I can see myself using these fixtures in just about any application, whether they are used as an effect or wash light. For this event, I used them as audience blinders and the built-in programs looked great through haze — these lights can really throw out some light. They have a great beam and even lit our pecan grove.”
Congratulations to Geoff Stevens, owner of DJ to Go in Fredericksburg, VA. While attending MBLV17 in Las Vegas, CHAUVET® DJ hosted a raffle and gave away a 100% wireless Freedom™ Par RGBA wash light to one lucky winner – that winner happen to be Stevens. Woo hoo! Click here to view more photos from the show.
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Ask You In Gray is an electro-pop duo who is located in Portland, Oregon and performs at local venues throughout the state and occasionally along the West Coast. The two-man band uses custom internal MIDI-porting from Ableton Live to ShowXpress™ for their shows. Read on and get to know more about Ask You In Gray.
1. How did you come up with the name of your band?
We talked a lot about what the name should be and what it should mean — we ultimately decided it shouldn’t mean anything. One day I misunderstood someone talking and thought they said, “ask you in gray.” I was wrong, but we kind of just stuck with that name.
2. How many members are there?
Ask You In Gray is comprised of two members: Nick Wichman (lead vocals, synthesizer, co-producer and light tech) and Trey Tatum (backup vocals, double synthesizer and also co-producer). In regards to our music production process, we both carry similar weight in terms of composing beats, synth hooks and lyrics.
3. What type of music do you play?
We are a high-energy electro-pop band who gives homage to the 80s genre by describing our music as, “new wave electropop.”
4. What CHAUVET® fixtures are included in your setup?
As a two man, self-contained pop show, we have to make the most of the gear we have. We currently utilize four SlimPar™ 64 wash lights to create backlighting. We chose SlimPar™ 64 because of its incredible brightness, super-slim mobility and totally awesome affordability.
Aside from our lights, the real power of our shows comes from our custom internal MIDI-porting from Ableton Live to ShowXpress™. We create synchronized light shows with our back-tracks that run seamlessly and flawlessly from Ableton Live. We are capable of drawing out our light shows with MIDI notes and are certain it will play perfectly every time — it’s awesome.
5. Are they permanently installed somewhere or do you set them up for each performance?
We mount our lights to speaker stands, so setup is easy and takes approximately 10 minutes.
6. Complete this thought: A show without lights is like…
A show without lights is like…a nap.
CHAUVET® DJ introduced nearly 30 new products designed for mobile entertainers at The NAMM Show 2013. The 60-by-30 foot Chauvet booth was contstructed using nearly 300 pieces of TRUSST® — the versatile, easy-to-use trussing system backed by Chauvet. Showstoppers included four new Freedom™ wireless DMX wash lights, the battery-operated EZ™ series, BEAMbar™, Intimidator™ Spot Duo and Intimidator™ Spot LED 450 moving heads, Core™ pixel-mapping fixtures, plus two mobile trussing solutions, TRUSST® Arch Kit and Goal Post Kit. Take a look at the photos we took at the show and click here to check out all the new gear. To view the complete photo album, click here – don’t forget to “like” us!
About 30 CHAUVET® DJ fixtures lit Bolivian artists during an experimental concert of Camerata del Oriente (Orquesta Municipal de Santa Cruz de la Sierra), featuring Paola B. Berlioz, Daniel Pesce, Nial Gandarilla, and more. Lighting Designer David Sandoval Vasquez, with Papabrown Events, specified 20 COLORrail™ IRC linear lights, six Intimidator™ Spot LED 250 moving yokes and two Hurricane™ 1300 fog machines, which he programmed using ShowXpress™.
DJ Luna Houston shared this stunning photo with us on Twitter. “Patterns in the sky,” or “figuras en el cielo,” is one of the special effects he offers his wedding and quinceañera clients in Houston, Texas. To achieve this look during an event at La Tranquila Ranch in Tomball, Texas, he used the D-Fi™ wireless DMX system to control 6 Intimidator™ Spot LED 350 with custom gobos and 32 SlimPAR™ 56 wash lights for uplighting.
CHAUVET® DJ SlimPAR™ Pro RGBA fixtures lit Bolivia’s Vice President Álvaro García Linera during a recent press conference in the country’s capital, La Paz. The wash lights were provided by our distributor in Bolivia, Dunamis Luces y Sonido. Here’s a photo from the event:
Various CHAUVET® DJ and CHAUVET® Professional fixtures were part of a demo at The Williamsburg Hotel & Conference Center in Virginia, conducted by Dobil Laboratories, Inc. audiovisual systems company. Dobil staff created different themes through lighting in one of the hotel’s conference rooms, using CHAUVET® DJ SlimPAR™ 64 fixtures and SlimPAR™ Tri 12 IRC low-profile LED PAR lights, and CHAUVET® Professional COLORdash™ Batten Tri linear wash lights, next to Q-Spot™ 560-LED and Q-Spot™ 260-LED moving head lights. The light shows were programmed with CHAUVET® DJ ShowXpress™ software. Here are some colorful photos: