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RTI NEO ONE laser system

tarm DOT

     

    Tarm DOT is a DMX multi effect projector with a great white balance and unique glass effects. It’s a pure diode solution with analog color modulation and a guaranteed output power of 3’900 mW. Amongst others, the tarm DOT can create the Microstar effect, which simulates a starry sky, just like it was a real one: In white light or in many different color shades.

    Besides the Microstar effect there are other optical effects built in that can be triggered similarly to an optical bench. The control of the tarm DOT is through DMX, so no laser software is required. This allows for easy integration to existing setups, especially also on large stages and at large scale productions.

    The tarm DOT is equipped with optical/glass effects, which means that the projections are flicker free, as no moving parts, like scanners, are used for creating the display. These effects are built-in: Microstar (starry sky effect), Grid narrow (50° angle diffraction, suitable for long distance projection), Solid Line (120° deflection), Line Effect (dotted line, 90°).

    The effects being optically generated makes them particularly suitable for TV productions.

    Due to the analog color modulation it is possible to get up to 160,000 color shades, including white. Furthermore Tarm DOT is equipped with a red (1’200 mW / 638 nm), a green (1’000 mW / 520 nm), and a blue (2’200 mW / 450 nm) diode laser source.

    A four level zoom lens allows for zooming the laser projection and thus adapt it to the requirements of the venue.

    The laser systems have a compact housing, thus they’re easily integrated into existing lighting setups and existing room concepts. Due to the durable mounting bracket, the Tarm DOT systems can be mounted in standing and hanging position, thus it is possible to hang the units from a truss or mount them on top of a stand.

    The tarm DOT is also available as moving head: In combination with the RTI Velox, the tarm DOT can be exactly positioned with infinite PAN and TILT angle.

    Find more details: https://www.laserworld.com/shop/tarm-dot-show-laser-light

    Contact:

    Laserworld AG Switzerland
    Norbert Stangl
    Kreuzlingerstraße 5
    8574 Lengwil / Switzerland
    Telefon +41 (0)71 67780-82
    Telefax +41 (0)71 67780-88
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Garden Star LED

New garden lighting effect released: LED and laser combined in one for effective indoor and outdoor illumination – the new GARDEN STAR LED A new red and green multipoint laser effect with hundreds of rotating laser dots has been released in combination with multicolor LEDs. The combination of laser and LED adds effects plus ambient lighting to gardens or balconies, to projections on trees, plants, walls, facades and can particularly be used to highlight garden parties. LED and laser harmonize very well: while lighting a large-area background in luminous colors with four 3W LEDs, the laser output generates special effects in red and green. Because of high LED power and a low distance loss of laser output, objects can even be illuminated from farer distance. The IP65 waterproof housing of the garden laser projectors allows placing them outdoors or even next to ponds or pools. Because of the durable housing the GARDEN STAR LED is ready to use even in winter for e.g. Christmas, on rainy days or at Halloween: The operating temperature range is specified between -20°C to +40°C. An aluminium stake for easy mounting is also included in delivery. A remote control allows for changing colors of the LED and laser output individually. It is also possible to set the speed of the effect and the timer feature. See more details on the website: https://www.laserworld.com/shop/garden-star-led-laserworld-gs-80rg-led

Contact: Laserworld AG Switzerland Norbert Stangl Kreuzlingerstraße 5 8574 Lengwil / Switzerland Telefon +41 (0)71 67780-82 Telefax +41 (0)71 67780-88 E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RTI PIKO RGB 20

 

Technology change in high power green laser sources in the new RTI PIKO RGB 20 laser system

Ray Technologies presents their new RTI PIKO RGB 20 with a high precision diode module as substitution for the OPSL green laser source. This change in technology for the green colour spectrum became possible due to new diode arrays that have been developed by RTI’s R&D in Valley, next to Munich, Germany.

The homogenous beam profile of the PIKO RGB 20 even fits small 4mm scanner mirrors, which results in high scanner performance, as the inertia of the scanners is kept very low. The CT-6210H scanners can do 60kpps @ 8° and still do 35kpps at their maximum scan angle of 80°. Besides the small beam diameter, the RTI PIKO RGB 20 maintains a very low divergence of <1.0mrad, so the small beam diameter is not negatively impacting the divergence at all.

The RTI PIKO RGB 20 laser systems are especially designed and tailored for high professional applications. The colour balance of 5.8W/638nm, 6.2W/520nm, 6.0W/450nm and 4.0W/462nm provides excellent white balance at extremely high power. Colour balance, scanner settings and various safety features can easily be configured through a browser interface, so it is no longer necessary to directly access the laser system for making adjustments.

The full diode setup not only leads to a uniform laser source technology in the RTI PIKO RGB 20, but it also leads to price reductions compared to systems with OPSL green.

The RTI PIKO RGB 20 can be obtained through the Laserworld Group, as Ray Technologies is a Laserworld company.

Find further details at Laserworld: https://www.laserworld.com/shop/rti-piko-rgb-20

 

Laserworld Purelight Series

     

    Laserworld presents the new Purelight Series with high performance for a low price

    Laserworld’s Purelight Series with 6W, 10W and 20W offers high power for a low price with a good white balance. This makes the units well suitable for high power applications in bigger venues.

    Laserworld’s Purelight systems are powerful white light RGB laser systems with a power range between 6 and 20W. The three offered RGB systems have a good white balance with homogeneous beam profile and analogue color modulation. Lasers of the new Purelight Series have a compact housing, thus they easily integrate with existing lighting setups and established room concepts. Due to the rugged mounting bracket, the Purelight laser systems can be mounted in standing and hanging position, thus it is possible to hang the units from a truss or mount them on top of a stand. Laserworld Purelight systems are especially suitable for beam shows with longer beam distances, e. g. at festivals or bigger stage shows.

    The devices are completely equipped with diodes and fast scanners, which also allows for graphics projections. The trim pots at the back side of the projector can be used for adjusting the intensity per color channel. Buttons for switching the Scan Safety as well as flipping the x- and y-axis are available as well.

    “The Purelight laser systems are extremely efficient, especially for their low price,” said Norbert Stangl, CMO of the Laserworld Group, who co-developed the Purelight systems. “There is a significant need of strong laser systems for festivals and large stages at a low price, which became obvious over the last few months. Due to the large manufacturing quantities and technical developments we had the chance to dramatically reduce the production costs.”

    The dust-proof optics section makes the Purelight lasers nearly maintenance free.

    The Laserworld Purelight systems are available from € 3,495.- for the PL-6000RGB, from € 5,900.- for the PL-10.000RGB and from € 11,900.- for the PL-20.000RGB. These prices are the recommended retail price, plus VAT and shipping.

    More details on the Laserworld Purelight Series:

    https://www.laserworld.com/shop/laserworld-lasers/laserworld-purelight-series

CHAUVET Professional and DJ Pump Up Intensity at London’s Cargo

LONDON, UK – (For Immediate Release) – Underneath the Victorian railway arches of the Overground line in London’s trendy Shoreditch district lies Cargo, one of the capital’s edgiest late-night bar and club venues. While the venue’s genuine Banksy graffiti art-filled courtyard is a magnet for art aficionados and tourists alike, the club itself has been busy building up a formidable reputation of its own thanks to an eclectic music programme. To install an appropriately multifaceted lighting rig, Cargo recently approached London-based installation specialists, Halo lighting, which specified a number of CHAUVET Professional and CHAUVET DJ fixtures.

 

“Cargo approached us wanting a lighting rig capable of supporting a wide variety of dub, house, techno and electro events,” commented Yann Guenancia, Director of Halo Lighting. “The combination of CHAUVET Professional Rogue R1 Wash and Legend 230SR beams, in addition to CHAUVET DJ COLORband Pix and Par Quad 12s provided excellent versatility at an excellent price point.”

Six Rogue R1 Wash and four Legend 230SR Beams were flown from overhead truss to provide the central core of the install. While the R1 Wash’s saturated colours, powerful light output and gobos were specified for their atmosphere inducing qualities; the Legend 230SR fixtures provided the ultimate counterpoint with punchy beams to cut through the dance floor.

“The combination of the Rogue R1 Wash fixtures and Legend Beams are essential for creating the look and feel of an exciting and progressive venue,” commented Guenancia. “Both fixtures provide the energy and drive necessary for a whole range of music styles.”

As the club is also regularly home to intimate showcases of big-name artists ahead of their record releases and hosts label parties, it was essential that the installation incorporate several more subtle options for eye candy and atmosphere. To achieve this, Halo positioned 14 CHAUVET DJ COLORband Pix fixtures to line both walls of the club, with 10 Par Quad 12 fixtures dotted around overhead ceiling truss to provide a blanket wash of colour as and where necessary.

“The linear pixel mappable effects of the COLORband Pix are a great tool to give an expanded feel to the dimensions of the club, and simultaneously ensure great all round wash to provide atmosphere,” continued Guenancia. “To fill in the gaps, the Slim Pars work particularly well in conjunction with the Rogue R1 Wash fixtures.”

With versatile and wide-ranging looks assured, there was just one more crucial factor to address: reliability throughout the venue’s relentless nightly schedule. Given CHAUVET’s proven history with previous Halo club installs, Guenancia didn’t have any second thoughts when considering fixtures for the rig.

“While the fixtures are bound to be given a tough time day in day out, our experience with CHAUVET demonstrates the fixtures are more than capable of the most grueling of conditions,” concluded Guenancia. “As a result, Cargo can now confidently provide versatile lighting for all manner of events without ever missing a beat.”

Time Flies With Chauvet In SJ Lighting Club Design

NEWPORT, CA -- (For Immediate Release) – New guests at Time can’t help turning their heads in every direction, an expression of amazed wonderment on their faces, when they entered this former Nike Town store turned nightclub. It doesn’t matter which way they turn either. Aside from taking in some stunning visuals, they are going to have a clear sightline to the dancefloor from any angle they look.

 

There are no straight lines in Time, the new Orange County club designed by the world renowned firm Davis Ink, Ltd.  That’s one reason why the dance floor is visible from anywhere in the venue. It’s an unforgettable sight to see too, thanks in large measure to a lighting design by Steve Lieberman’s SJ Lighting that features a stunning “digital chandelier” made of   CHAUVET DJ MotionOrb fixtures along with some power packed spot and wash lighting from CHAUVET Professional Rogues.

“The space inside this venue is almost amoeba-like,” said Lieberman. “It’s a single flowing and very immersive unit. Davis Ink completely ripped the former retail store apart down to the bone to create a structure that’s very unique.  We identified focal points throughout the space and used those locations to create our dimensioning and distribution of fixtures. Since the space is so different we spent a lot of time evaluating how each space would transition into the next.”

Among the most unique focal points Lieberman worked with is the towering 35’ ceiling over the dance floor. It rises more than 15’ over the rest of the room. “Having a high ceiling gave us the opportunity to do something very special,” he said. “We utilized all the planes of space that this height created. Since the walls are so tall, we took advantage of that and had LED strips and other fixtures follow the walls from the lower ceiling to the higher ceiling.”

Hanging from the middle of the ceiling is (quite literally) the centerpiece of Lieberman’s lighting design, a massive digital chandelier made of over 100 CHAUVET DJ MotionOrbs. “The chandelier has a classic look, with a digital backbone; so the effects that we can run through the MotionOrbs in it are infinite,” he said. “This is the center of our design and everything else we have done emanates from there.”

Lieberman recalled how he came to select the MotionOrbs for this project. “We really wanted to create a 3D chandelier for Time. Because of the size and scope of what we required, we needed a theatrical lighting commodity that could give us the effect we needed for a price that was going to make it practical from a financial standpoint.

“The MotionOrbs are a DJ based fixture, which I’m not sure were ever meant to be used in such a grand capacity,” continued Lieberman.  “We ordered a demo kit and tested the MotionOrbs in our shop. We were very impressed with how they performed. So, we then began the tedious process of creating a 3D layout that detailed how we wanted to arrange them. After close collaborative conversations with Davis Ink, we developed what you see hanging now. So yes, it worked out very well.”

In addition to the MotionOrbs, Lieberman used 16 Rogue R2 Spot and 16 Rogue R1 Wash fixtures in his design. The two types of Rogue fixtures are evenly distributed around the main dance floor, supplying visual energy with their rapid movements, intense colors and (in the case of the Rogue R2 Wash) crisp gobos.

“The Rogues are doing much of the heavy lifting for moving lighting effects in the club,” said Lieberman. “Not only are the R1’s and R2s impactful themselves, they’re also very complimentary to the rest of the system. The output is great, which is important given the height of the high ceiling. Plus, the zoom range of the R1 Wash gives the operator the ability to saturate the room in color.  The club owner Richard Kelly and interior designer Davis Krumins are very happy with what we’ve accomplished with the lights. It’s been a great collaboration.”

Dave Taylor Runs Empire of the Sun Coachella Show With ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium

INDIO, CA – (For Immediate Release) –Empire of the Sun catapulted to international stardom in 2008 with their multi-platinum hit “Walking on a Dream.”  It was a very fitting title, for the song and the band. Blending an ethereal sound with stage visuals that resemble something out of a fantasy game, the Australian duo make it easy for audiences to take a temporary leave from reality and enter an uplifting world of imagination.

 

This transcendental quality was on full display April 14, when Empire of the Sun appeared on the Coachella Festival’s Sahara Stage. Dressed in flowing, futuristic silky black outfits and backed by robot dancers, the duo performed on a stage adorned with glowing pyramids and a six-pronged silver statue cradling a primordial white orb. Illuminating the fantastical scene with brilliant white light and vivid colors was a lightshow that Dave Taylor programmed and controlled with the ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium.

Taylor used over 1,200 different light fixtures and 3,000 channels of LED tape in his 86-active-universe show. In addition to his ChamSys console, he relied on a SnakeSys R8 eight-universe Ethernet to DMX converter, a SnakeSys R4 multi-purpose network distribution node, and two SnakeSys B4 four-universe DMX to Ethernet converters to run his massive rig.

“There was no shortage of lighting on this one,” said Taylor. “Empire of the Sun is always pushing the boundaries, not just musically but visually. They’re constantly searching for images that move people in new ways. Our show continues to build and, as a designer, I’m constantly evolving with it. This is the first time I used the MagicQ MQ500 Stadium, since it’s new. This is really the next step in controllers for me, kind of a natural progression. It enabled me to create the ideal workspace for myself to program and control the show.”

The speed and flexibility of the ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium made it easier for Taylor to preprogram the intricately detailed show.  “Doing your homework is 90 percent of the gig when you have a show like this,” he said. “The ChamSys platform makes this task simpler with the excellent speed that it has when patching and manipulating fixtures. When you pair the console’s internal morphing and cloning capabilities with features like multi-patch, quick offset options and powerful pixel mappers, you find it quick and easy to build a solid foundation that can be adapted to different venues.”

This preprogramming notwithstanding, there were also quite a few last-minute adjustments that had to be made to the Empire of the Sun show for Coachella, because of the band’s ceaseless quest to incorporate new ideas. “We all constantly push the envelope, so there were a number of new elements added in the lead up to this show,” said Taylor. “In fact, we were still building LED systems into the set pieces in the days just before Coachella. As is often the case, time is in short supply when the show approaches, so bringing it all to life at the eleventh hour was a challenge.”

The user-friendly features of the ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium made it easier for Taylor to meet this challenge. “This is a very efficient console,” he said. “I’m extremely impressed with the advanced power of the onboard processing. We were able to output a large number of universes directly from the console without the need for any external processing nodes.”

Video played a key role in Taylor’s design. He ran video content out of his rig on stage. “This method of running video content is a great way to approach our setup for Empire of the Sun, because the time available to us out the front is often very limited and changeovers can be very tight,” he said.

Although the video content for the show was all time coded, Taylor ran his ChamSys console live during Coachella. “I have a great deal of fun punting,” he said. “Empire of the Sun is constantly making changes to visual elements leading up to the show, so there are still a number of live modifications throughout the performance that must be made to account for these new twists. This is great, though, because as a lighting designer you want to be part of the live performance.”

CHAUVET DJ to Distribute SoundSwitch

Sunrise, Florida, USA – Chauvet & Sons LLC has entered into an agreement with New Zealand-based Onesixone Ltd to have CHAUVET DJ distribute the SoundSwitch hardware/software package in North America as well as throughout much of the world. A revolutionary control solution, SoundSwitch allows DJs to trigger and keep their lighting in sync while playing any song, in any order.

 

“This is a game changer for DJs who wish to create their own complete live lightshow,” said Chauvet CEO Albert Chauvet. “SoundSwitch puts the total show experience under the control of the DJ by seamlessly integrating DMX lighting with live audio.”

DJs can use SoundSwitch to attach lighting cues to their audio tracks and video files then automatically play them back in sync while performing live from the mixing or controller board.  SoundSwitch works with any DJ mixing board or controller equipped with Serato DJ, the leading DJ control software.

Teaming up with a lighting industry leader like Chauvet will further accelerate the global adoption of this breakthrough technology according to SoundSwitch Chief Executive Officer Zak Meyers. “SoundSwitch is a first-of-its-kind lighting solution for DJs and CHAUVET DJ is clearly a leader in DJ lighting,” he said. “So there is a great deal of synergy created by the two of us joining forces.”

Under the terms of the agreement, SoundSwitch will be sold through most of the CHAUVET DJ dealer network worldwide , including on an exclusive basis in the United States and its territories, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, Venezuela, Colombia, Guyana (French/English), Suriname, Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and France.

CHAUVET Professional Mavericks Add Punch To Fiestas De Palmares Stage

PALMARES, COSTA RICA – (For Immediate Release) – There are many good reasons to visit Costa Rica, which is why close to two million tourists descent on the Central American country each year. Among the nation’s most popular attractions is the annual Fiestas de Palmares, which honors Saint Cristo of Esquipulas. Music and merriment fill the air at the small seaside town of Palmares during the 10 day festival, which features a bountiful array of food and beverages, a captivating lantern parade and a football tournament.

 

A highlight of the festival, which draws 150,000 visitors, are the concerts at the Barra Imperial Stage by popular local and regional musicians as well as internationally acclaimed recording artists. The 2017 edition of the festival concert was no exception. Produced by Eventos Especiales de Cerveceria Costa Rica, the musical menu rocked the house with sizzling shows by platinum rap artist Sean Paul as well as appearances by Gente de Zona and Zion y Lennox. Supporting this vibrant series of performances was an equally powerful series of light shows by Ronald Goñi and Jairo Barrantes that featured 16 high output Maverick MK2 Spots from CHAUVET Professional.

Goñi and Barrantes flew their Maverick fixtures on ladder truss structures located immediately to the right and left of center stage as well as on horizontal and vertical overhead truss. Directing beams on and over the outdoor stage from a variety of levels and directions, the Maverick fixtures helped the LD create an immersive visual panorama that reflected the intensity of the music. The two designers also relied on aerial effects and a wide variety of crisp gobo patterns to vary looks on the stage throughout the festival.

“The Mavericks worked very well to help us create some intense looks and change up those looks to keep the audience engaged over all the different performances,” said Goñi “We have been searching for a powerful fixture with the characteristics of a 700-watt spot and we found it in the Maverick. When we came across the Maverick we decided to invest in them because their flexible size was ideal for all types of events, from a bar to a concert with a national act. We were blown away when we did side-by-side comparisons with our other spots in our inventory. Everything from the power, to the color and gobos really stood out to us.”

Goñi also praised the work of the design during the festival. “Our Technical Director and Producer Jairo Barrantes Leon, Lighting Operator Guido Vasques and Lighting Techs  Alejandro Cedeño, Andrey Eduarte and Jose Pablo Aguilera all put their hearts into making the stage look special,” he said. “This festival is a source of pride for Costa Rica. We are pleased that this design did it justice.”

Native Instruments releases MASCHINE Expansion ELASTIC THUMP

Berlin, March 29, 2016 – Native Instruments today released ELASTIC THUMP, a modern, melodic take on future funk that brews the smoothness of R&B with the feel-good vibes of dance music and the bounce of futuristic, beathead culture.

 

Featuring sounds lovingly recorded from the Roland Juno 106, Moog Minitaur, and Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators, ELASTIC THUMP oozes with analog butteriness, while the Fender Precision bass guitar, Fender Rhodes 73 keyboard, and a variety of vintage drums add a sheen of dust to the sound. And with 120 MASCHINE Drum Synths crafted by LA-based sound designers MSXII, users can shape and design their own signature beats.

Perfect for producers who want to create tracks that satisfy beat-loving head nodders and shuffling club kids in equal measure, ELASTIC THUMP was inspired by artists artists like Kaytranada, Anderson .PAAK, Mr.
Carmack, Lakim, Dâm-Funk, and GoldLink.

ELASTIC THUMP runs in the latest version of MASCHINE software on the entire MASCHINE hardware family, and is available exclusively at the NI Online Shop.

A compact version of ELASTIC THUMP is also available as an iMASCHINE Expansion, for sketches on the go. Tracks can be exported to MASCHINE STUDIO, MASCHINE JAM, MASCHINE, and MASCHINE MIKRO for completion.

 

ELASTIC THUMP is available now at the NI Online Shop for $49 / 49 € /
£44 / ¥ 6,280 / AU$ 79 and runs in the MASCHINE 2 software.

The iMASCHINE expansion is available at the iMASCHINE in-app store for
$0.99 / 0,99 € / £0.79 / ¥ 120 / AU$ 1.29

 

Additional information on ELASTIC THUMP is available at:
www.native-instruments.com/elasticthump

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