Skrillex Sins Under Legend 412 from Chauvet

June 7, 2012 by Mobile Beat Staff Writer


AUSTIN, Texas — Skrillex rocked the house as 16 CHAUVET® Professional Legend™ 412 moving heads projected powerful beams and striking pixel-mapping effects during the South By Southwest (SXSW®) 2012 AM Only Showcase.

The AM Only Showcase featured a performance by GRAMMY® award-winning artist, Skrillex, as well as performances by Laidback Luke, Kill the Noise and Knife Party to name a few. Several thousand fans gathered at Mohawk, an outdoor, live-music venue, to see some of the biggest names in electronic dance music take the stage. Justin Jenkins, lighting designer for Creative Production and Design, specified 12 Legend™ 412 moving heads for backlighting while the remaining four fixtures created audience pixel-mapping effects and downlit the high-energy show.

“We chose Legend™ 412 fixtures because of their RGBW LEDs and quadrant-control capability,” Jenkins said. “As far as what we were able to achieve with programming, we were really happy with how well these lights complemented the show.”

Since Mohawk has a 21-by-16 foot recycled wood plank performance stage, Jenkins’ design capability was limited. Fixtures were placed on roadcases, mounted to vertical truss and suspend from pipe above the DJ booth.

“We wanted different elements of eye-candy, but with limited space and a limited budget, it was hard to create an elaborate light show,” Jenkins said. “Legend™ 412 is a multi-faceted fixture that effortlessly created complex looks and effects.”

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