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2 Reasons To Consider Outdoor-rated Lighting

Posted on March 1, 2013 by webmaster

by Allan Reiss, CHAUVET® DJ Product Manager Has this ever happened to you? You arrive to your outdoor gig early to set up — ensuring yourself enough time to do everything you need to do without being rushed. You go over your client’s lighting request, start running cables, connecting fixtures and putting everything in its […]

3 Reasons to Enhance Your Setup with Strobe Effects

Posted on December 21, 2012 by webmaster

by Nick Airriess, CHAUVET DJ Product Specialist Strobe lights are powerful fixtures that can enhance any event by adding high-energy effects. They produce bright, quickly pulsating flashes of light and are typically seen in nightclubs and theaters. Click here for three reasons to incorporate a strobe light into your mobile setup. DJ University is an […]

Understanding the Pixel-Mapping Effect

Posted on October 16, 2012 by webmaster

by Allan Reiss, CHAUVET® DJ product manager Pixel-mapping effects add eye candy to setups and enhance stagnant LED lighting displays. To some mobile entertainers, pixel mapping seems like an out-of-reach effect.  However, there are fixtures — like the PiXPar series — on the market that are specifically designed for pixel mapping. Or if you’re creative, […]

Understanding RGBA vs. RGBW in Two Simple Steps

Posted on October 1, 2012 by webmaster

by Nick Airriess, CHAUVET® DJ Product Specialist When it comes to LEDs and selecting lighting fixtures, there are a lot of options. A hot topic as of late seems to be the difference between RGBA and RGBW fixtures. What is the difference? Which combination is best suited to meet your needs? Click here to learn the […]

Substituting Microphone Cables for DMX Cables

Posted on August 28, 2012 by webmaster

by Nick Airriess, CHAUVET® DJ product specialist It is a common perception that microphone cables can be substituted for DMX cables when setting up your lighting gear. They appear similar because they both have three-pin, XLR connections, as well as male and female ends. However, the actual cables, the part transmitting the DMX signal, are […]

The Inside Scoop on Wireless Fixtures

Posted on July 27, 2012 by webmaster

by Nick Airriess, CHAUVET® DJ Product Specialist Wireless DMX provides mobile entertainers with a simple and convenient DMX solution without the hassle, time and expense of DMX cables. The best way to enhance a fixture with built-in wireless DMX is adding battery power and an infrared remote control (IRC) — imagine the possibilities with a […]

Basic Tips for Easy Mounting

Posted on July 13, 2012 by webmaster

by Allan Reiss, CHAUVET® DJ product manager Once you establish a lighting collection, you will need to decide how you want to display your fixtures during gigs. Depending on the look you’re trying to achieve, you can choose to mount them to speakers, tripods or truss (check out TRUSST®, the new trussing system backed by […]

3 Tips When Choosing a Wash Light

Posted on July 3, 2012 by webmaster

by Allan Reiss, CHAUVET® DJ product manager When selecting wash lights, it is valuable to do your research to get the most bang for your buck. You want fixtures that will meet the demands of your audience, project your desired throw and fit within your budget. Before you decide to invest in an arsenal of […]

3 Steps to Create a Beginner’s Rig

Posted on June 19, 2012 by webmaster

As a DJ who is just starting out, you should know that your lighting rig is as important as your sound system. Including lighting in your DJ setup makes you look more professional and can significantly increase your profit potential. To upsell a client on a lighting package, every rig should include a variety of […]

Dry-ice Machine Safety

Posted on May 22, 2012 by webmaster

by Nick Airriess, CHAUVET® DJ product specialist Dry-ice machines produce a completely different effect than fog and haze machines. While fog and haze machines produce an effect that floats through the air, dry-ice machines produce thick, white fog that hugs the floor and dissipates without rising. These machines are simple to use and easily create […]

Foggers vs. Hazers

Posted on May 9, 2012 by webmaster

by Allan Reiss, CHAUVET® DJ product manager Mobile performers are always looking for ways to spice up their rigs. One way to do that is by adding a fog or haze machine to your setup. The type of machine you choose will depend on the type of effect you’re going for. Both will drastically enhance […]

3 Simple Steps to Wireless DMX

Posted on April 20, 2012 by webmaster

by Wallace Greenaway, CHAUVET® DJ Product Manager Using wireless DMX to operate your fixtures reduces unsightly strips of taped cables, saves time by eliminating the need to run cables to and from each fixture, and is safer for your guests. In fact, here are 20 reasons why you should use wireless DMX. If you are […]