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A Condensed History of ShowXpress

Posted on October 11, 2012 by webmaster

  by John Dominguez, CHAUVET® Assistant Service Manager ShowXpress is a DMX software that allows you to control DMX fixtures from your laptop or smartphone .  The software offers a more flexible and versatile option to the regular rack-mounted controller by bringing you to the modern realm of computer control. Let’s face it, people are […]

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 […]

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 […]

DJ Profile: DJ Awtkazt

Posted on July 2, 2012 by webmaster

Robert A. Velasco, aka DJ Awtkazt (pronounced outcast), is a DJ who lives in New Brunswick, N.J. and caters to the N.Y. and N.J. areas. He owns and operates Skorpio Productions Entertainment and DJs all types events from car shows to weddings. Read on and get to know more about him. 1. How did you get […]

Service Confidential: DMX roundup

Posted on May 8, 2012 by webmaster

by John Dominguez, assistant service manager for CHAUVET® DJ Remember the lighting boards from earlier decades? Some were as big as a door and easily recognizable due to their size. Technological advancements and the creation of DMX have allowed the miniaturization of electronic technologies. Lighting control boards are dramatically smaller and can be rack mounted or easily […]

COLORstrip Reinvents Cosmic Bowling

Posted on May 7, 2012 by webmaster

Emerald Lanes, a bowling alley located in Boise, Idaho, livens up the Midwest and revolutionizes cosmic bowling with 70 CHAUVET® DJ COLORstrip LED wash lights. Aaron Dreiling, whose family owns and operates Emerald Lanes, teamed with Anthony Nichols and strategically installed 70 COLORstrip linear wash lights. For maximum flexibility, the team uses ShowXpress, Xpress 512 Plus and […]

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 […]

CHAUVET® DJ INfects MBLV16

Posted on February 20, 2012 by webmaster

Team CHAUVET® DJ traveled to Las Vegas to introduce MBLV16 attendees to our new world standard of INfectious lighting. During the show, we handed out “Lighting is INfectious” swag, gave a ShowXpress tutorial, rubbed elbows with some staples in the DJ community, spread the word about the $4K Social and illuminated celebrity DJs on the main stage. To show […]

5 Tips for a Smooth Setup

Posted on February 16, 2012 by webmaster

by Allan Reiss, CHAUVET® DJ product manager Have you ever arrived to a gig and realized there is a covered walkway preventing you from backing your trailer in to unload your gear? Maybe you’ve unloaded all your gear and forgot to pack a power cord for every fixture. Click here for five tips to ensure a smooth […]

CHAUVET® visits SLS

Posted on February 13, 2012 by webmaster

Sound & Lighting Solutions (SLS) moved to a new Fort Lauderdale location with more space and a showroom dedicated to CHAUVET® fixtures. The highly anticipated open house, which turned out to be a mobile DJ and club installers dream, gave attendees the chance to get hands-on with the latest CHAUVET® lighting gear and atmospheric products. During the […]

CHAUVET® DJ at NAMM 2012

Posted on January 20, 2012 by webmaster

Today is the first day of The NAMM Show and CHAUVET® DJ announced the release of nearly 20 new products. Through January 22, contagious products will INfect attendees including the new PiX series of pixel mapping fixtures, as well as new additions to the Intimidator family of scanners and moving heads and the Scorpion family of […]