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ShowXpress and Ableton Live Tutorial with Ask You In Gray

Posted on October 8, 2012 by webmaster

Nick Wichman and Trey Tatum are Ask You In Gray — a high energy, electro-pop duo located in Portland, Oregon. The two-man band uses custom internal MIDI-porting from Ableton Live to CHAUVET® DJ ShowXpress to control their lighting gear, which includes four SlimPar 64 wash lights, during shows. With this software, they are able to synchronize […]

Band Profile: The Mars Hill Band

Posted on October 2, 2012 by webmaster

The Mars Hill band is a contemporary Christian rock band located in Northern Virginia. They support the Mars Hill youth outreach program and perform at high schools, shopping malls, community centers, churches, YMCA’s, homeless/food shelters and other charitable organizations and events. Read on and get to know more about this group who is making a […]

6 Questions for Jason Goers

Posted on October 1, 2012 by webmaster

Congratulations to our October Facebook Fan of the Month, Jason Goers. As the owner of JG Lighting Design, Goers specializes in concert lighting. With five years of experience and knowledge of the industry, he matches tonal qualities with color palettes and beam positions to enhance every show at any venue. Read on and get to […]

Band Profile: Mission Imposter

Posted on September 4, 2012 by webmaster

Mission Imposter is a four-member band based in Houston, Texas who uses CHAUVET® fixtures to illuminate their performances. The group caters to the greater Houston area and will occasionally travel elsewhere to entertain classic rock lovers. Read on and get to know more about Mission Imposter. 1. What is the name of the band? Mission Imposter […]

4BAR Lights BlackJade

Posted on July 17, 2012 by webmaster

BlackJade, a classic and alternative rock band, typically plays at clubs, private events, waterfront bars and restaurants in the tri-state area of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts about six to eight nights per month. Band member Tim Sullivan uses a number of CHAUVET ® DJ 4BAR wash lighting systems to effectively wash the stage with […]

Band Profile: Sensuous Enemy

Posted on July 5, 2012 by webmaster

Sensuous Enemy, based in Madison, Wis., is an electronic band that travels throughout the United States and uses CHAUVET® DJ fixtures in its setup. Read on and get to know about this group that are sharing their sound with music lovers everywhere. 1. How did you come up with the name of your band? We […]

Starting from Scratch

Posted on June 26, 2012 by webmaster

-written by Brett Allen Get it? It’s a pun because I used to be a DJ — never mind. Actually, over the last 20 years, I have been a club, wedding and event DJ, a radio personality and as of lately, a member of a band. When I first started out, we played at the […]

Band Profile: Flashback

Posted on April 2, 2012 by webmaster

Tell us about your band. Flashback is a five-member 80s tribute band who performs throughout the New Orleans area. The group specializes in 80s rock and pop music and plays popular hits by Bon Jovi, Journey, Prince, Billy Idol and many more. The band name was a vote between One-Eyed Willie (a reference to The Goonies) […]

Band Profile: Steal the Scenery

Posted on March 26, 2012 by webmaster

Steal the Scenery is a four-member band located in San Diego, Calif. who coined the new style “dubrock.” They write songs that mean something to them while maintaining a vibrant and catchy style that makes people want to dance. Steal the Scenery only uses CHAUVET® DJ  lighting and has 11 fixtures in their setup. Read on and […]

Stage Wash Frenzy: COLORpalette

Posted on February 29, 2012 by webmaster

-written by Bruce Schwarz COLORpalette has full wash side lighting and 27 channels of backlighting creativity. COLORpalette also answers the popular forum question, “What is the best way to uplight our drummer?” These fixtures will light up any drum kit with a nice full color wash, showing off all the details of a live performance […]

Band Profile: The Johnsons

Posted on February 24, 2012 by webmaster

The Johnsons is a party-rock cover band from Milwaukee, Wis., performing music from the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s, at private parties, venues and festivals. CHAUVET® asked Matteo Norante, drummer and vocalist for the band, four questions: 1. How did you get into this field?  Not by choice. The rest of the band was broke and/or […]