This is The Geordie Cole Band I work for doing sound and lights. I have programmed the whole rig in so every song is set in a submaster memory. The pictures were just in the prac rooms that we rent, Its good all the gear can be set up permantly with the multicore. - Painting it all black on thurs to get better pics and videos.
The mixer is on that big because we do other shows with bands, plus it gives us room if the band hopefully expands from duo with MD made in their studio. - Using 12ch. but still set up in drums, acoustics, elecrics, bass, keys vox. No pics of outboard or lighting desk.
The chauvet stuff seems ok for the price £80 each! The only problem I had with them is that with 4 of the colour changers needed the holes re-tapping for the bracket becuase the nut had been fixed about 1mm out. Bought them from phonophobia on ebay. good service, bloke seemed interested in what i'm doing for how old i am.
The next addition to the rig will be 2 4ch dimmers and about 10 150w floods to be used as either outdoor rig or mainly blinder effect. I might gel afew up so i can run chases along the truss.
I'm also making some stuff up at the moment. Silk flame effect - like i'm gonna pay £180 for one lol - only coloured bulb and fan then fireproof the cloth.
back drop dropper lol - 2 solenoids either side of the bar keeping it up with a relay and a switch. - with extra white backdrop for coloured washes/ bands encore - might look good for £6
Had a bit of a switch around with the lighting. 3 colour changers on each T-bar and 2 on the back truss, looks good. Apart from on the new pics the lamp went on one of the back colour changers. You can still see the idea of what it looks like.
Painted the floor white 2 coats, last of satin. Really looks good. I got the idea from a local theatre that used cream floor (urggh). But it makes the lights look a whole lot better. Painted walls black aswell.
The aim is to get a video done so it looks like a stage. It will be used as a promo dvd to hand round pubs to get work. The plan is if people dont like the material they do the light show should hopefully keep the interest.
sorry the pics arnt upto much. Sum dope only left me with a 16mb card so i couldnt experiment with only having 6 pic on high res!! grr lol
ps. there are going to be a few white pinspots on the tbars to light up the bands faces.
Hi Phil, I am quite sure that the band's won't like pin-spots aimed directly at their faces from the front T-bars.
I get round this by firing a Par56 Profi-spot (long nose, rear lamp mounting) from either side of the stage, either on the front trussing or from the FOH speaker poles on my smaller rigs.
I dim them with my Ryger rack and it works really well. There is enough light to see their faces and the colours of the other lighting are not overpowered by the white light. The lamps are not seen by the audience as the long cans shield and narrow the beams. John
I also tried some of those 64 cans with The Geordie Cole Band, who I work for. I realised I could have done their whole wash side of the lighting with two 1000watt 64's with scrollers and 4 scanners plus a couple of small white floods to brighten faces! lol
It would have been alot easier to carry and set up.
No Flash. No other lights on! exposure on digi cam set at -2! was bright and hot!