Dueling DJs Make Lighting Their Weapon of Choice

July 26, 2010 by Mobile Beat


DENVER, CO – CHAUVET®, a leading manufacturer of professional lighting, announced the use of 30 CHAUVET® fixtures at a recent Heineken event in Denver’s Mile High Station, a corporate and social event center. Dueling DJs were hired as part of the festivities for the evening.

Dueling DJs, from Starkey Productions/Pro Entertainment [link: http://www.starprousa.com/], is a new line of high-end event DJ shows. Not only are DJs spinning tunes, they choreograph routines, making the lights an essential part of the show to match the individual DJ’s moves, music and mood.

CHAUVET®’s extensive line of club/DJ fixtures helped shape the look of the event. Eclipse™ [link: http://www.chauvetlighting.com/eclipse.html] added an exciting red and green laser star field to a deep blue, high power LED aura effect. Three Abyss™ [link: http://www.chauvetlighting.com/abyss-led.html] LED fixtures offered soothing, rippling water effects. Four Q-Spot™ 260 LED [link: http://www.chauvetlighting.com/q-spot-260-led.html] and four MiN™ Spot [link: http://www.chauvetlighting.com/min-spot.html] moving yokes provided mid-air and projected effects. Plus, six COLORstrip™ [link: http://www.chauvetlighting.com/colorstrip.html] and twelve COLORado™ 1 Tour [link: http://www.chauvetlighting.com/colorado1-tour.html] wash lights threw tons of color and light throughout the event.

“Overall, the fixtures worked well,” said Beacon Hill Production’s David Bentley, who is particularly fond of the COLORado™ 1 Tour because it is “extremely flexible and easy to program.”

All 30 fixtures were linked via a required Xpress™ 512 PLUS [link: http://www.chauvetlighting.com/xpress-512-plus.html] interface to ShowXpress™ [link: http://www.chauvetlighting.com/showxpress-program.html], a software program that turns almost any computer into a DMX-512 lighting console and allows the user to create, store and play back scenes.

“Without the help of all the CHAUVET® lights and ShowXpress™,” said Kocel, “Dueling DJs would not be as effective.”

CHAUVET® Dealer, Paul Kocel, of Soul Fuel Music [link: http://www.soulfuelmusic.org/home.htm], worked as the production manager for the publicity video [link: http://www.beaconhillproductions.com/duelingdjs/files/page14-1000-pop.html]. Bentley produced and designed the lighting for the video.

Gear list:

1 x Eclipse™

3 x Abyss™ LED

4 x Q-Spot™ 260 LED

4 x MiN™ Spot

6 x COLORstrip™

12 x COLORado™ 1 Tour

Xpress™ 512 PLUS


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