Starter Light Show Options with Nick Airriess on Wednesday Night Lighting Chat on #DJNTV

Starter Light Show Options with Nick Airriess on Wednesday Night Lighting Chat on #DJNTV

Nick Airriess and John Young talk about some new lighting options for those just getting started with lighting for parties and weddings. These options would also be a quick and flexible show for established DJs wanting a quick and easy show!
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CHAUVET DJ Holds “World’s EZest DJ Contest” #chuavetdj

CHAUVET DJ Holds “World’s EZest DJ Contest”

CHAUVET DJ made it easier for mobile entertainers to set up shows by introducing the compact, battery-powered IRC remote controllable EZ Series of fixtures. Now the company is making it easier than ever for mobile entertainers to win free gear, too, by holding the aptly named “The World’s EZest DJ Contest.”

CHAUVET DJ EZ-est DJ ContestEntering the contest is – well… Easy! Mobile entertainers simply have to select the specific EZ Series fixture they’d like to win and send it to the company on a form available through the CHAUVET DJ Facebook page by the contest deadline of 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Friday January 16, 2015. A total of six forms will be chosen at random and those entrants will receive their selected EZ Series fixtures. The contest is open to anyone, anywhere. What could be easier?

“The EZ Series has been making life easy for so many DJs,” said Geoff Short, Marketing Manager at CHAUVET DJ. “As a mobile entertainer myself, I know what a drag it can be running a bunch of cables and looking for power outlets during set up. By eliminating the need to do this, our EZ Series fixtures make set up easier, faster and less stressful, so every job is more fun.”

CHAUVET DJ is holding The World’s EZest DJ Contest to celebrate the success of its EZ Series, according to Short. “DJs everywhere have been embracing these products,” he said. “We figured that the best way to celebrate this success is with a contest that is really, really easy to enter. You don’t have to do anything for this contest; there are no questions to answer, no video to make or anything else expected from you.

“All you have to do is select the product you want to win,” continued Short. “Ok, that might be a little challenging, because there are so many great products in the EZ Series, but really nothing could be easier than entering this contest.”

Mobile entertainers can win any of the battery powered IRC remote controllable LED fixtures in the EZ Series, an impressive collection of products that includes:
· EZ Gobo –compact, but powerful gobo projector with a magnetic base that affixes to most metal surfaces for quick set ups.
· EZpin IRC– ideal for spotting wedding cakes, centerpieces and other objects, this compact pin also features a magnetic base.
· EZpar 64 RGBA- powerful wash with 180 RGBA LEDs and a battery that runs 20 hours between charges.
· EZpar 56 – RGB par style effect that also features a battery that runs 20 hours between charges.
· EZMiN Laser FX – variance-free red and green laser effect.
· EZMiN Laser RBX – variance-free red and blue laser effect
· EZrail – RGBA linear wash.
· EZWedge – RGB wash for uplighting and truss warming.

Only contest forms submitted through the CHAUVET DJ Facebook page by the 11:59 pm January 16, 2015 deadline will be eligible to win. For more information and a contest entry form, visit the CHAUVET DJ Facebook page.

Geyser RGB Fogger From #CHAUVETDJ Makes Machine Gun Kelly’s Power Clear

Geyser RGB Fogger From CHAUVET DJ Makes Machine Gun Kelly’s Power Clear

True to his name, Machine Gun Kelly starts each concert on his No Class Tour with a scene of searing spine-rattling intensity that leaves his fans, awed, amazed and ready for more. Lighting designer Alex Kay contributes to this unforgettable moment by unleashing a massive volume of illuminated “fire red” fog, courtesy of five Geyser RGB foggers from CHAUVET DJ.

MachineGunKellyThe high output fogger, which was provided to the tour by 4Wall Entertainment, sends a blast of fog 25 feet in the air, while illuminating it with 21 intense RGB LEDs. Kay arranges three of the Geysers, under the “blow through” perforated metal risers downstage, while the two other units are positioned upstage left and right.

For Kay and the legion of Machine Gun Kelly fans, the effect is pure magic. “During the intro MGK comes out, and halfway through the record he stands on some blow through metal risers that span the width of the downstage edge,” said the LD. “Then the stage goes dark, with the exception of a tight spot on him, when the track cuts out. As soon as the track comes back, all five geysers in our rig start shooting up fog illuminated by pure red LED light to create this thick smoky and fiery atmosphere on stage.”

At this point Kay uses strobes to illuminate the rapper from different directions; then after about 30 seconds, Machine Gun Kelly stands directly over the downstage center Geyser RGB. With the entire stage dark except for the strobes and red fog, the audience sees the rapper only as a shadowy figure. “A few seconds later MGK is gone,” said the LD. “I use the fog to make him disappear seamlessly off stage.”

As for the audience reaction, Kay says this: “When the Geysers are going off during the start of the concert, the room is always full of loud, excited screams. MGK loves them as well; he’ll purposely stand right on top of them and get engulfed in fog multiple times throughout the show. The impact on the audience is pretty astounding.”

During the rest of the concert, Kay will take advantage of the Geyser RGB’s impressive color mixing capabilities to create a variety of hues that match different scenes in the rapper’s show. “The Geysers help me create a lot of sick looks; everyone involved in the show absolutely loves them,” said the LD. “Also, being able to use harmless (water-based) fog, instead of potentially dangerous CO2 jets, has helped us work around quite a few ‘low ceiling’ venue problems during our tour.”

Kay, who’s been working with Kelly since the 24-year-old rapper was doing local shows in his hometown of Cleveland, relies on super intense Nexus 4×4 panels from CHAUVET Professional to add to the 6’4” rapper’s dramatic stage presence. “We have four 10’ towers of power truss setups on stage, each with two Nexus panels,” he said. “Sometimes we’ll frame MGK with the Nexus panels; it makes one very powerful statement.”

Creating a powerful statement is really what a Machine Gun Kelly performance is all about. This much is crystal clear, especially when the popular rapper is shrouded in fog.

New #CHAUVETDJ Motion Orb Adds “e-MOTION-al” Touch To Any Event

New #CHAUVETDJ Motion Orb Adds “e-MOTION-al” Touch To Any Event

Mobile entertainers, bands and clubs can add more e-MOTION to any scene with the new Motion Orb from CHAUVET DJ. A versatile décor effect, the Motion Orb transforms parties, dances, and other events with its dazzling string of 55 individual RGB pixel-mappable, color-changing and strobing LED orbs.

Available in standard 2-meter length strings, but expandable to 3 meters and 4 meters with optional extensions, the Motion Orb can be hung like a curtain, draped across walls and over entrances like an LED banner or strung on ceilings to add an extra dimension to any room and create a more exciting and memorable look.

Motion Orb-FRONT“This is a great complement to any lightshow, because of the extra decorative element it adds to a room,” said Nick Airriess Product Manager for CHAUVET DJ. “Part of the beauty of the Motion Orb is its flexibility. You can hang it, control it and use it in so many different ways. For example, you can pixel map each orb individually, or you can use the built-in effects, including the popular ‘LED rain’ effect. You can strobe it and you can create chase scenes; this versatility really helps DJs convey their own vision for the look they want to give to an event.”

The Motion Orb comes with a variety of 30 built-in effects, and it allows users to create custom colors easily from the display without a controller when using the unit in its standalone mode. A variety of sound activated programs can send chases and color changes dancing across walls and ceilings to the beat of the music. In Master/Slave mode, color changes and chases can be expanded across three Motion Orb products for a wall full of coordinated patterns. When operated in DMX mode, the Motion Orb can be pixel mapped.

Motion-OrbAdding to the versatility of the Motion Orb are the built-in hanging rings at the bottom of each string. The durably constructed product attaches easily to most trussing systems using 10mm and 12mm treaded bolt holes. A stylish custom gear bag comes with each Motion Orb for easy transport and storage.

“As a DJ myself, I’m excited about the Motion Orb,” said Airriess. “When you perform, you always want every event to stand out and be special for everyone involved. The Motion Orb gives you a unique tool to create that unique look.”

Mounting pole for the #ChavuetDJ EZ Pins: By Jeremy Brech #DJJer #JeremyBrech

Mounting pole for the #ChavuetDJ EZ Pins: By Jeremy Brech #DJJer #JeremyBrech

This will take some practice but DJ Jer shows you a simple tool to mount your Chauvet DJ EZ-Pins. The Magnetic pin spot makes it easy and fast to mount the lights on any metal surface.
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#CHAUVETDJ Gig Lab: Simple Ways to Create Lighting Excitement With Jeremy Brech: By Geoff Short

#CHAUVETDJ Gig Lab: Simple Ways to Create Lighting Excitement With Jeremy Brech: By Geoff Short

DJ Jer – Jeremy Brech – visits the Gig Lab in the warehouse of CHAUVET DJ Headquarters to talk with Geoff about simple ways to create lighting excitement on gigs no matter what level of DJ you are!
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#CHAUVETDJ’s GigBAR IRC Combines LED Pars, Derbies, Strobes And Laser In All-In-One Portable Lightshow Package

Your Fav-FOUR-ite Effects In One!

#CHAUVETDJ’s GigBAR IRC Combines LED Pars, Derbies, Strobes And Laser In All-In-One Portable Lightshow Package

Thinking of updating your show with bold, new lighting? Not sure whether to go with color-changing LED pars, sharp laser beams or some other eye-popping effect? Now you don’t have to decide; you can have ’em all — with the new GigBAR IRC from CHAUVET DJ.

A traveling all-in-one lightshow package, the GigBAR IRC includes four different, very popular effects that all mount together on one convenient bar: a pair of LED pars, a pair of LED derbies, a red-and-green laser, and four LED strobes. Ideal for DJs, bands and mobile entertainers, this multi-fixture setup is very lightweight (14.4 pounds/6.6 kg) and even comes with its own carrying bags, tripod and wireless footswitch for easy transport and setup, so you can create an “instant lightshow” anywhere!

Wherever you take it, the GigBAR IRC’s collection of effects will work together to produce a visual display of incredible variety, color, movement and depth. The backbone of this lighting ensemble are its two RGB par fixtures, powered by 6 x 2.5-watt Tri-Color LEDs, which will wash any stage, performer or dance floor in a glow of dazzling, smoothly-blended colors. Sizzle and excitement are added by the two LED derbies, shooting out a total of 42 red, green and blue rotating beams to fill a room or stage with mesmerizing motion.

The frenzy heats up even further with the GigBAR IRC’s adjustable laser effect, containing both red (650nm/100mW) and green (532nm/30mW) diodes, which scatters hundreds of brilliant dots and beams in any direction you choose. Amazing chase and slow motion effects can be added with the GigBAR IRC’s four high-power white LED strobes.

Best of all, you don’t have to be a lighting engineer to achieve this type of multi-faceted lightshow with the easy-to-use GigBAR IRC. The unit features phenomenal built-in automated and sound-activated programs, which incorporate all four effects, allowing even novices to produce a complete light show “out of the box.” Easy control of programs and other functions is provided by a convenient onboard display, as well as a wireless footswitch that comes included with the unit and works from unobstructed distances up to 100 feet (30.5M) away. The GigBAR IRC can also be operated wirelessly with CHAUVET DJ’s IRC-6 infrared remote controller (sold separately) from distances up to 30 feet (9M).

For more customized looks and shows, the GigBAR IRC can be controlled via standard DMX. It features three DMX profile options – 3, 9 or 20-channel – and 3-pin XLR connectors.

GigBar-FRONT“The GigBAR IRC offers the perfect solution for DJs, musicians and mobile entertainers who want to upgrade their performance with a complete multi-effects lightshow, but might not be sure how to choose and operate individual effects to get them to work together,” said Nick Airriess, Product Manager for CHAUVET DJ. “Everything you need is packaged in this one very affordable and portable setup, including four of today’s most popular club lighting effects, along with built-in programs that merge them all together into turnkey lightshows that virtually anyone can operate. But although we designed the GigBAR IRC to be very easy to use, it’s also flexible enough to adapt to a wide range of venues, events and needs.”

GigBarIRCOne feature that makes the GigBAR IRC extremely flexible is that all of the heads are adjustable and interchangeable so that fixtures can be mounted in different spots on the bar to provide perfect coverage of any room or stage. The bar itself can be easily attached to trussing, using the included mounting brackets. To provide coverage over larger areas, multiple GigBAR IRC units can be run master/slave under the control of just a single wireless footswitch or IRC-6 remote controller.

The GigBAR IRC measures 46.7 x 4.3 x 15.2 inches (1,185 x 110 x 387 mm). Variance-free, it complies with FDA laser performance standards and is also CE and FCC approved for safe, worry-free operation in any venue.

#chauvetdj Funfetti from #ldi2024 Confetti Special Effect Fixture for DJs

#chauvetdj Funfetti from #ldi2024 Confetti Special Effect Fixture for DJs

“Breaking out the confetti is an instant way to ramp-up the fun factor at any party or event,” said Nick Airriess, Product Manager for CHAUVET DJ. “With holiday parties and New Year’s Eve rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to add a confetti launcher to your repertoire of effects.

Of course, confetti is an effect you’ll use year round in so many ways,” added Airriess, “at weddings and celebrations of all types, to cap off an evening at a dance club, or to add excitement to a concert or performance. Confetti is a great ‘extra’ you can offer to your clients that will give your show added sparkle. And because the Funfetti is so easy to operate and doesn’t require CO₂, you can bring it out anywhere, even places like banquet halls and private parties.”

The Funfetti works with most types of confetti, and CHAUVET DJ offers three control options to meet a variety of user needs: manual, wireless remote or DMX. Simple manual control is provided via a convenient display on the rear of the unit. Additionally, the Funfetti comes with its own handheld wireless remote, allowing it to be operated from a DJ booth, backstage or any location up to 100 feet (30.5M) away. The Funfetti can also be integrated into your lightshow via DMX operation; it features 3-pin XLR connectors and runs on one DMX channel.

A Sneak Peek at the #ChauvetDJ booth at #LDI2014 on #DJNTV

A Sneak Peek at the #ChauvetDJ booth at #LDI2014 on #DJNTV

A Sneak Peek at the #ChauvetDJ booth at #LDI2014 with Nick Airriess on #DJNTV

When you do shows on the road, you sometimes miss typos in the titles you make on the airplane.. :)



The new CHAUVET DJ Gig Bar makes creating dynamic light shows easier and more convenient than ever before. Get your taste buds tingling with this sneak peek at The CHAUVET DJ Gig Bar – power in a pack-and-go package.

The CHAUVET DJ Gig Bar IRC combines 4 essential lighting fixtures mounted onto a single control bar. The 4-in-1 Gig Bar maximizes convenience and ease of set-up and take-down for mobile entertainers who want to create a dynamic lighting experience for any event. The system includes a pair of LED Derby-style effect lights, a pair of LED pars, a laser and a strobe effect. Get in and out quickly with the included tripod, footswitch controller, IRC remote and carry bags. The Gig Bar IRC features phenomenal built-in automated and sound-activated programs that include all 4 effects to make one complete show.Easily control the Gig Bar IRC from the display, IRC-6 remote control, wireless footswitch or DMX to take your gig to a higher level. Save time running cables and extension cords by power linking multiple units.

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