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New Gig Lab Video: Atmospheric Effects for your Halloween Haunts!

Posted on October 14, 2013 by webmaster

‘Tis the season for ghosts and goblins and things that go bump in the night! And this October series of Gig Lab videos features lighting and effects that can help you create these spooky attractions yourself. In this episode, Geoff talks about atmospheric effects like fog and haze and dry ice machines. All perfect for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Band Profile: Sexy Tractor

Posted on February 29, 2012 by webmaster

Tell us about your band and how it formed. Several years ago, I considered starting a Kenny Chesney tribute band.  Without a front man as talented as Kenny, finding success was going to be a tough challenge.  I opted for a top 40 country music band and used the name I was picked for the […]

SlimPAR Lights the NY Jets

Posted on January 13, 2012 by webmaster

This photo was taken at the New York Jets’ holiday party in New Jersey. The venue is top secret! J.E. Hadjoglou of Ages Events set up six SlimPAR 64 and two SlimPAR Pro RGBA wash lights, three Q-Spot 260-LED and two Q-Spot 560-LED moving heads, and one Hurricane Haze 2 haze machine. He also controlled all the […]

CHAUVET® Lighting is “INfectious”

Posted on November 7, 2011 by webmaster

We traveled to Orlando, Fla.to 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 […]

Top 10 Items to Bring to a Gig

Posted on September 20, 2011 by webmaster

by Allan Reiss, Product Manager for CHAUVET® Club/DJ It has happened to the best of us: you arrive at your gig and start unpacking all your equipment when you realize you forgot something crucial in order to run your light show. It’s almost a guarantee that the hotel where you’re DJing the wedding doesn’t sell […]

A Tale of Haze and Fog

Posted on August 31, 2011 by webmaster

Written by guest blogger Larz Hanson, Detour DJ & Audio (and former Facebook Fan of the Month!) For years, I’ve used fog machines to give my lights something to play in. I started with small, cheap models and worked my way up to high power mega-blasters. They worked okay, but I noticed they often bothered […]

Fog Machine Basics

Posted on June 10, 2011 by webmaster

By: Allan Reiss, product manager for CHAUVET® Fog machines can enhance the look of any dance floor and show off your lights in a whole new way. But like any machine, foggers need some maintenance to work properly. And caring for your fogger properly will not only prolong your equipment, but your investment as well. […]