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ETC OFFICIALLY Launches New Console: Gio @5

ETC OFFICIALLY Launches New Console: Gio @5

Face it, ETC has a strong hold on the Theatre market.  Hell, it’s in their name.  With the launch of the Gio @5 and the latest version of the Eos family software, ETC is looking to expand into other areas of the entertainment industry. At LDI2016, ETC not only introduced a new logo, but also […]

VEZÉR: A Timeline Based Software For Control & Automation

VEZÉR: A Timeline Based Software For Control & Automation

It is a scary thought, but how would you like to control EVERYTHING from a single application? Vezér enables control and synchronization of any MIDI, OSC or DMX enabled environments – realtime video softwares, lighting rigs, etc. – through the use of timeline based automation. MIDI MIDI type Tracks in Vezér allows sending of MIDI […]

Win a Trip to USITT or the Hemsley Portfolio Review

Win a Trip to USITT or the Hemsley Portfolio Review

Our good friends at 4Wall Lighting and Stage Directions Magazine have an amazing contest aimed at college students. The contest is simple, program some cues, video record it and submit it by February 26th. Of course there are some additional requirements that you can read through below. The winner has their choice of either attending […]

Philips Entertainment Set To Go CRAZY at ProLight + Sound 2014

Philips Entertainment Set To Go CRAZY at ProLight + Sound 2014

Things are getting exciting this Spring, Late WINTER. With ProLight + Sound right around the corner, the preview emails are flowing in.  One that caught my attention, this one, from Philips Strand, Vari-Lite, Showline and Selecon.  As a whole, they are launching some pretty interesting new products.  The thing that caught my attention in this […]

Need a Martin M2GO? Call Christie Lites, They have 200!

Need a Martin M2GO? Call Christie Lites, They have 200!

If you are looking to rent a Martin M2GO lighting console and wonder where you could get one. Your first call should probably be Christie Lites. The Canadian company just invested in 200 of these bad boys for their rental stock. This is ON TOP of there 50 MA Lighting grandMA onPC Wings they just […]

Vari-Lite Releases Software Update for VLX for Individual Cell Control

Vari-Lite Releases Software Update for VLX for Individual Cell Control

Have you played with the VLX3 Wash, the little brother to the original VLX Wash? In the VLX3 Wash, you are able to individual control the three LED cells. A feature that I personally like. Vari-lite is offering a free software update to the original VLX Wash that allows users the individual control of the […]

ETC to Launch New Console, Eos Titanium and v2.0 Eos Software ahead of USITT

ETC to Launch New Console, Eos Titanium and v2.0 Eos Software ahead of USITT

Ready for a bombshell? ETC is getting ready to launch their new flagship console in the Eos family, the Eos Titanium or Ti. At first glance it looks A LOT like the Gio. But it has the full fledged power and characteristic, (Plus more) that we have come to love and demand from the top […]

Martin Launches “Become a Star” 2013 Contest

Martin Launches “Become a Star” 2013 Contest

Martin Professional just launched their “Become a Star” Young Lighting Designer Contest for 2013. Martin Professional is offering budding lighting designers and technicians the chance of a lifetime via a Young Lighting Designer Contest for Prolight + Sound. The prize? A brand new Martin M2PC lighting controller! The winner of the “Become a Star- Young […]

Transparent Touch-Sensitive Displays; A Programmers Dream?

Transparent Touch-Sensitive Displays; A Programmers Dream?

Admit it, we all love toys.  The biggest adult toy trade show has to be the Consumer Electronic Show, (CES).  It is taking place this week in Las Vegas. Every year, I make plans to go and then something comes up. So next year will be the year! Since I wasn’t able to go, I […]

New Book: John Huntington’s Show Networks and Control Systems

New Book: John Huntington’s Show Networks and Control Systems

John Huntington, the blogger, professor and author has been working on his latest book since last fall, Show Networks and Control Systems.  It is based on his previous book formerly called Control Systems for Live Entertainment. Here is a synopsis of the new book: Show Networks and Control Systems* has been the industry standard reference […]

Trinculo’s Attic Introduces The Capulet, a Wireless DC Dimmer Pack

Trinculo’s Attic Introduces The Capulet, a Wireless DC Dimmer Pack

The awesome tinkering elves over at Trinculo’s Attic have been up to it again.  They specialize in small and embedded electronics and gadgets for the technical theatre market.  Their latest product, the Wireless DC Dimmer Pack adds to their arsenal of creative components at cost effective prices. More about the Capulet Wireless DC Dimmer Pack: […]

Me & My Zero88, Submit a Photo, Win a Desk

Me & My Zero88, Submit a Photo, Win a Desk

Wanna win a new lighting desk? Cooper Controls, the makers of the Zero88 lineup of control products has just the competition for you.  Zero88 is running the competition in celebration of 40 years in the business.  Starting now, through Thursday September 6, 2012, one lucky winner can walk away with a new Zero88 control desk.  […]