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CHAUVET® Goes to Off the Hookah

Posted on January 16, 2012 by webmaster

  Team CHAUVET® ventured to Bayside Marketplace in downtown Miami to shoot video for our “On the Road”  series. Our destination — the swanky and sexy Mediterranean-style restaurant and lounge, Off the Hookah. Upon arrival, we met Lighting Director Walter Aleman who installed and programmed more than 190 CHAUVET® fixtures throughout the venue to create […]

3 Easy steps to DMX control

Posted on December 13, 2011 by webmaster

by Allan Reiss, CHAUVET® DJ product manager If you are unfamiliar with the DMX protocol, controlling fixtures with it can seem intimidating and complicated.  Before you can start programming DMX-capable fixtures, you need to understand what DMX is, how it works and what you can do with it. Once you understand the basics, you will […]

Setting Up Something INfectious

Posted on November 7, 2011 by webmaster

by Allan Reiss, CHAUVET® DJ Product Manager After months of preparing, the event was finally here — time to start setting up for LDI! Our team arrived at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando and we were eager to start building the CHAUVET® Club/DJ booth. Conceptualizing and designing the booth back at headquarters took […]

CHAUVET® Lighting is “INfectious”

Posted on November 7, 2011 by webmaster

We traveled to Orlando, take part in one of the industry’s largest trade shows: LDI. Team CHAUVET® spent months preparing for the show and introduced more than a dozen new products to the Club/DJ market. The show took place on Halloween weekend so we gave our booth an “infected” theme in hopes that LDI […]

ShowXpress Controls Effects in Haunted Elevator

Posted on October 19, 2011 by webmaster

Throughout the month of October, Paul Jeffries gets a thrill from terrifying people who bravely attempt to make it through the Wells Township Haunted House in Brilliant, Ohio. For this year’s Halloween event, Jeffries constructed an out-of-control, elevator-style ride that uses ShowXpress and a DMX-4 Dimmer/Relay pack to control all of the effects. Those in […]

Obey 70: Absolute Control in the DMX Lighting Zone

Posted on September 21, 2011 by webmaster

-written by DJ Nate SoundPros-Iowa, professional sound, lighting and event company in Marshalltown, Iowa I have been doing quite a few weddings lately, and have been using PC-based software for programming my lights. As I was doing my monthly gear check the other day, I found tucked away in a road case with my backup […]

Embrace your inner control freak: Boards vs. Software

Posted on September 16, 2011 by webmaster

by Allan Reiss, product manager for CHAUVET® DJs have options when it comes to controlling lighting gear. Traditional control boards give you the feel of hardware as you slide the faders up and down to control the features of your fixtures, while modern software programs let you control your fixtures from your computer or smart phone (it […]