NAMM Goers are Eager for New Products

January 2010

 If NAMM is any indication of the economy, 2010 appears to have a bright outlook.

CHAUVET® drew in much more traffic than usual at NAMM 2010, in part because of its location in the main hall and perhaps because people are ready to buy. With more than 50 new products for mobile DJ, club, stage and band professionals, CHAUVET® territory managers were prepared to meet with those eager buyers. They demoed the equipment and provided information on where to purchase the fixtures.

Helping to create the vibe was bassist, singer and song writer Quintin Berry, who filled the CHAUVET® booth with his rich eclectic sound and unique style throughout the show. Of course, CHAUVET® technicians created an awesome light show for the artist, who is credited for bringing in other musicians who normally would not stop to look at lighting fixtures.

Among the new products creating the most interest was the Intimidator™ Spot XYZ, a moving yoke that uses a third axis of motion to create unique positions and effects. This feature-packed fixture includes a high power, 60-watt LED, color wheel with seven slots plus white and a rotating gobo wheel with seven slots plus open. The 4Play™ consists of a light bar fitted with four LED moonflowers, each containing 57 red, green, blue and white diodes to produce razor-sharp rotating beams. The unit features 6-channels of DMX control with built-in automated and sound-activated programs. The 4Play™ fits onto most standard tripods, including speaker stands and the 4BAR™ tripod. And it comes with a free travel bag.

Also creating a buzz was the SlimPAR™ 56, a traditional LED PAR can housed in a casing that is only two inches thick, which allows it to go where other PAR cans don’t fit; and the Scorpion™ GBC aerial effect laser featuring blue and green lasers that mix to create cyan and can be programmed to rotate, roll, morph and zoom into 32 built-in pattern selections.

Other show stoppers included the LED Pinspot™ 360, a 5-channel DMX controlled panning Pinspot that offers 540-degree rotation with manual tilt; the SparkliteLED™ Drape, a fully controllable and expandable tri-color LED star field effect; and the Obey™ 3, a compact DMX controller for LED lights with three channels (red, green and blue only) and playback options including automated, sound-activated or manual RGB color mixing.

Those who missed NAMM can get a feel for the show by clicking here. Also, check out the new products and photos and 2010 catalogue.