#ChauvetDJ Scorpion Dual: By DJ Jer Shop Time #JeremyBrech #ShopTime

#ChauvetDJ Scorpion Dual: By DJ Jer Shop Time #JeremyBrech #ShopTime

Scorpion™ Dual provides you with dual FAT BEAM™ aerial effect laser, perfect for events with fog or haze. The unique dual mirror output makes a great centerpiece or side accent in pairs and includes 32 built-in patterns, including the popular “Laser Sky” effect. Generate customized and ever-changing laser shows using programmable pan, tilt, and zoom effects with separate X, Y, and Z rolling effects and scan speed adjustment. Easily operate in automatic, Master/Slave, manual or sound-activated mode or wireless control using the included IR remote.

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Hilton Head Prom 2015 Complete for DJs: By Jamie Bodie #ChauvetDJ

Hilton Head Prom 2015 Complete for DJs: By Jamie Bodie #ChauvetDJ

A look at the prom from a lighting design and DJ perspective.

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Brothers Gow Fly With Chauvet #ChauvetDJ

Brothers Gow Fly With Chauvet

Brothers Gow has done over 500 live shows since the quintet was formed in Flagstaff, Arizona in late 2007, and it’s safe to say that no two performances have ever been the same. Fans never know where this popular jam band is going to take them musically as it seamlessly blends rock, funk, jazz, reggae and other genres in fresh new ways. Such music calls for a lightshow with the speed and suppleness to wrap itself around the band’s free-flowing sound, which is exactly what lighting designer Matt Collier is providing on its current “Fly With Me Tour,” using a collection of Chauvet fixtures.

Brothers Gow 5“Brothers Gow is a band that makes a lot of transitions, embraces a lot of different styles of music and is always ready to improvise, so being quick is very important,” said Collier. “Having basic and static red or blue lights on stage wouldn’t do this band or its music justice.”

Collier created a light show that reflects the band’s improvisational spirt. At the heart of his rig is a 20’ overhead truss with eight evenly spaced eight SlimPAR 64 RGB LED par style fixtures from CHAUVET DJ accompanied by an equal number of CHAUVET Professional Q-Spot 260 moving heads. His road-proven rig also includes four CHAUVET DJ Intimidator Wash Zoom 350 IRC RGBW moving fixtures as well as additional SlimPARs. The Intimidators are positioned on the floor, either upstage or downstage, depending on the mood of a particular show; and the SlimPAR 64 fixtures are used as accent and truss lighting.

Chauvet Brothers Gow 1Working together, the collection of fixtures gives Collier the movement, color, image-making capabilities and audience engagement required to support the musical twists and turns that make up a Brothers Gow performance. “The Q-Spots are great because they are bright enough to energize the stage and the crowd in larger rooms and theaters. Yet at the same time, they’re compact enough to use in in smaller clubs,” he said. “I also like layering gobos for cool effects and back wall effects, with the two gobo wheels in the Q-Spots.”

Collier also praised the versatility of the Intimidator fixtures. “They can be used very well to add punch and passion to the show as upstage or downstage lighting,” he said. “Positioning them behind the band is super effective and looks great. We also use them as audience blinders.”

Chauvet Brothers Gow 4Color changing is critical to Collier’s design philosophy because of its power to reflect the wide range of feelings that ripple through the music of Brothers Gow. The LD takes full advantage of the color rendering capabilities of his Chauvet rig to mirror the emotional flavor each song. “I like to change up color based on the mood of the music,” he said. “I tend to use a lot of cyan and L.Blue, purple tones, warm and cool fades, plus solid colors for specific points in a song. An all red or blue can also be a very powerful IMO. I like pastels and CMY combos as well.”

The Fly With Me rig is more than just fast on stage, said Collier, it’s also quick and easy to set up and tear down, an essential attribute given the group’s touring schedule. The truss at the heart of his rig is made up of 5’, 10’ and 5’ sticks to accommodate stages of different sizes, while still allowing Collier to keep a symmetrical design. “I pre-wired the truss and zip tied to cords to it,” said the LD. “This makes setup a lot easier and cuts the amount of time required in half.”

Collier’s start as an LD mirrors the free flowing see-where-this-takes-us spirit of his jam band client. When asked about his history with Brothers Gow, he said, “I met the guys right when they started the band in Flagstaff. Originally I was just there to hang out and take pictures, and it kind of transitioned into doing sound and then lighting. I was very taken with lighting from the beginning, and over the last five years with the band we have slowly built up our lighting inventory and programming knowledge. I like to create an environment that enhances the music and allows the live music goer to have a visual connection with what they are hearing. The lightshow is there to enhance what should already be a good live show. It gives the audience something tangible that they can see, and impacts them much more than five guys standing under some red, green and yellow gelled flood lights.”

TRUSST Introduces New Line Of Scrim To Fit Truss, Tripod Stands and X-Stands

Scrimming The Surface

TRUSST Introduces New Line Of Scrim To Fit Truss, Tripod Stands and X-Stands

With a growing number of DJs, mobile entertainers and event producers wanting to make their shows more professional looking, trussing manufacturer TRUSST has this advice for them: go “under cover.” The Florida-based company, a brand of Chauvet, has come out with a new line of fabric TRUSST Scrim designed to cover trussing of different sizes, as well as tripod stands and X-stands, to provide a neater, more polished appearance to stages and DJ booths.

TRUSST_ScrimMade of an attractive white fabric, TRUSST Scrim will not only conceal unsightly cables and cords for a much cleaner look – it can also be become a scenic element in its own right when used with uplighting. Different colors of lighting can be cast onto the fabric to create unique décor pieces coordinated to match any event or show and add excitement and drama for guests.

“Many of today’s entertainers and event companies have taken the first step toward putting on a more professional-looking show by using truss for mounting their lighting and audio gear,” said Kenny Miller, Product Manager for TRUSST. “The next step, if you really want to become a ‘pro’s pro,’ is to add scrim covering to your trussing — this will give your show an even more sleek, polished look.

“You can also create spectacular colored columns by uplighting truss structures covered with scrim,” added Miller. “Or in the case of scrim-covered tripods and X-stands, you can turn them into uniquely-shaped set pieces by illuminating them with colored light. We have TRUSST Scrim products available to fit a variety of different truss sizes, as well as the types of stands typically used by DJs and entertainers.”

The TRUSST Scrim line includes five products:
CT-SC20W – 2.0 meter scrim to fit TRUSST and conventional 12”square box truss
CT-SC25W – 2.5 meter scrim to fit TRUSST and conventional 12”square box truss
CT-SC30W – 3.0 meter scrim to fit TRUSST and conventional 12”square box truss
CT-SCDUO — tripod scrim designed to mask two sides of a tripod stand, leaving the third side
open for easy access to adjustment knobs and cable routing
CT-SCX — scrim designed to fit conventional X-stand with access openings for cable routing

Rugged and affordable, all TRUSST Scrim products are made of a strong fire-retardant stretch fabric for safety and long-term durability. Additionally, all products have upscale quality features built into their design, such as double-stitched seams for extra strength and added elastic sewn into their ends to prevent slippage.

Despite these premium “extras,” TRUSST Scrim products are extremely competitively priced, making them perfect for DJs, entertainers and independent event companies. As an added value feature, all products include a zippered carry bag for convenient transport and storage.

CHAUVET DJ Thursday Vids: DJ Things I Do Wrong #chauvetdj

CHAUVET DJ Thursday Vids: DJ Things I Do Wrong #chauvetdj

The internet is bursting with DJs shouting advice and touting all the things they do right…what about the things we do wrong? In this edition of Thursday Vids, Geoff confesses a few of his own DJ shortcomings to try to inspire others to look inward from time to time as well.

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Nick and John look at the new Intimidator Wave 360 IRC and how to use uplights for dance floor lighting.

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#CHAUVETDJ’s SlimBEAM Quad IRC Is RGBA Uplighting Fixture That Can Also Produce Thrilling “Wall Art” Beam Effects

Up-ping The Excitement Of Uplighting

CHAUVET DJ’s SlimBEAM Quad IRC Is RGBA Uplighting Fixture That Can Also Produce Thrilling “Wall Art” Beam Effects

Uplighting is one of today’s most popular lighting looks, and it’s easy to see why. Accenting walls and surfaces with just the right color can frame the entire mood for an event and transform any venue into a special, memorable environment . . . but why stop there?

SlimBEAM_QuadThe new SlimBEAM Quad IRC from CHAUVET DJ takes uplighting up to the next level. Consisting of 3 tilting RGBA LED modules on a compact base, the versatile SlimBEAM Quad IRC can be used not only as a color accent for uplighting walls and room surfaces, but also to create unique beam effects that will put extra excitement into any event.

Ideal for DJs, emcees and event producers, the 2-in-1 SlimBEAM Quad IRC makes it easy to add stunning “wall art” effects that will distinguish your event from the pack, said Rick Peeples, Product Manager for CHAUVET DJ. “As a lighting company we’re always asking ourselves, ‘What’s next?’ So with uplighting having become so huge today, we felt it was time to give this trend a new, exciting twist.

SlimBEAM-Quad-effect“The SlimBEAM Quad IRC does just that,” added Peeples. “It goes beyond simply accenting walls and surfaces to do double duty as an effects light. You can use it as a traditional uplighting fixture and then, at any time, crank up the effects to highlight a special part of the evening, such as the introduction of a speaker, or just add some amazing-looking wall art to excite the crowd.”

Featuring a 180° tilt range, the 3-headed SlimBEAM Quad IRC can cover a large amount of wall space from a single fixture. Additionally, it can be linked in multiples Master-Slave to spread its vibrant colors and beam effects over broader areas

A virtually limitless palette of colors can be blended with the SlimBEAM Quad IRC’s 4-in-1 (red, green, blue, amber) LEDs to match the mood of any event and create dazzling effects. Each of its 3-watt LEDs projects a 15° beam angle, while the unit itself has a coverage angle of 98°, emitting an output of 343 lux at 2 meters per section.

Designed for easy operation, the SlimBEAM Quad IRC can be run manually without DMX, making it perfect for users with little or no programming knowledge. It features built-in automated programs that can be easily triggered to unleash its eye-catching effects. As another non-DMX option, the SlimBEAM Quad IRC can be operated with CHAUVET DJ’s IRC-6 infrared controller (sold separately), which provides simple wireless command of functions like program selection and color selection from distances up to 30 feet.

For those who prefer to use a DMX controller, the SlimBEAM Quad IRC offers the options of 4-, 9- or 16-channel profiles to accommodate varying degrees of programming complexity. The unit comes equipped with 3-pin XLR DMX connectors.

Featuring multi-voltage operation (100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz), the SlimBEAM QUAD IRC can be power linked up to 18 units at 120V and 34 units at 230V, allowing users to save time running cables and extension cords when installing multiple units. With its LEDs rated at 50,000 hours, the SlimBEAM Quad IRC also offers the convenience of being maintenance-free. Compactly designed for easy transport and setup, the entire unit weighs just 5.2 pounds (2.4 kg) and measures 10.8 x 3.2 x 8.3 inches (273 x 80 x 212 mm). With no moving parts, the SlimBEAM Quad IRC is silent running, making it ideal for noise-free environments.

CHAUVET DJ’s Intimidator Wave 360 IRC Creates Amazing Narrow-Beam Lightshow From 4 LED Moving Heads On Rotating Base #chauvetdj

Aerial Array
CHAUVET DJ’s Intimidator Wave 360 IRC Creates Amazing Narrow-Beam Lightshow From 4 LED Moving Heads On Rotating Base

With its stunning, moving, razor-sharp beams shooting upward into the air, the new Intimidator Wave 360 IRC will make waves at any event. This unique array fixture from CHAUVET DJ features four tilting RGBW heads mounted on a single rotating base to produce a breathtaking non-stop visual ride that is unlike any other aerial effect.

IntimWave360IRC-FRONTEach of the Intimidator Wave 360 IRC’s heads is powered by a 12-watt Quad-Color (red, green, blue, white) LED with a narrow 5° beam angle, creating intensely bright, tightly focused aerial beams. Each of the four tilting heads is also independently controllable which, combined with the continuous pan rotation of the base, propels the array’s sharp, colorful beams to constantly move around the room, cutting through the air like knives, for an astonishing aerial lightshow that truly stands out from the pack.

Both the pan and tilt angles on the Intimidator Wave 360 IRC are fully adjustable (pan 540°, 360° or 180°; tilt 270°, 180° or 90°). This adjustability offers the advantage of allowing the effects to be directed within a desired area to accommodate rooms and spaces of varying sizes.

Users also have the flexibility to create an infinite spectrum of beam colors with the Intimidator Wave 360 IRC’s 4-in-1 RGBW LEDs. Selection of beam colors can be done via a DMX controller, with the unit offering the options of either 17 or 33 DMX channel operation

IntimWave360-043For those who prefer not to use DMX, the Intimidator Wave 360 IRC makes it easy to put on a dramatic aerial lightshow manually. The array is equipped with built-in movement macros and color programs that can create complex looks without requiring any knowledge of DMX. An easy-to-use full-color menu interface makes manual operation simple and self-explanatory.
As another easy control option, the Intimidator Wave 360 IRC can be operated wirelessly using the CHAUVET DJ IRC-6 infrared remote controller (sold separately). The convenient IRC-6 gives users instant command of features like built-in programs and color mixing options from distances up to 30 feet.

The Intimidator Wave 360 IRC is ideal for DJs, bands, mobile entertainers and event producers who want to astound audiences with a bombardment of shooting aerial beam effects. “Narrow-beam aerial effects are very popular today,” said Allan Reiss, Senior Product Manager for CHAUVET DJ. “The Intimidator Wave 360 IRC brings a new twist to this trend by combining four tilting heads with a base that itself rotates. What you get is an aerial effect that looks like a Fourth of July fireworks display in constant motion, yet it’s all coming from a single unit. You really have to see this very unique effect in action, and when you do, you’ll be amazed.”

More sweeping, large coverage lightshows can be created by linking together multiple Intimidator Wave 360 IRC fixtures. Up to four units can be linked in automatic, sound-active or Master-Slave mode – for a spectacular aerial display of 16 moving heads in all!

The Intimidator Wave 360 IRC features a variable strobe (0 to 20 Hz), includes 3-pin DMX connectors, and has a bright output of 16,670 lux at 2 meters. Surprisingly lightweight and compact for the wide-ranging scope of its effects, the entire 4-head array weighs just 19.4 pounds (8.8 kg) and measures 22 x 7.4 x 11.7 inches (559 x 189 x 297 mm) for easy portability and setup at any venue.

CHAUVET DJ Gig Lab: Cool Set-up Concept with Intimidator Wave 360 #chauvetdj

CHAUVET DJ Gig Lab: Cool Set-up Concept with Intimidator Wave 360 #chauvetdj

In this trip to the Gig Lab, Geoff takes a look at a cool DJ/band concept set-up for a product video for the new Intimidator Wave 360. And even though his delivery isn’t always the smoothest (as you’ll see at the end of this video), this amazing new fixture always is.

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