01-17-2013 09:44 AM
We (i) operate 2 tripods with 8 cans each on either side of stage,a little forward of the speakers. I like the idea of backighting.
This is all controlled via a foot switch and two dimmers linked together.
Is there a way to use the cans on tripods behind us, and some sort of wash in front?
I'd like to continue to control it from stage. Can they (wash) be set to slowly change and fade from color to color?
01-17-2013 11:13 AM
01-18-2013 06:15 AM
I'd suggest ditching the gear you are currently using and picking up a couple LED Pars and small controller. You'll have a much more interesting and varied presentation, draw less power and create little to no heat.
I'm also curious, you stated you have Par 56's with colored bulbs. I've never seen a Par56 bulb that is colored. Could you possibly have Par 38's?
01-18-2013 10:39 AM
01-18-2013 12:26 PM
If you decide to follow Bill's advice (and I would second his advice) and go with LEDs, there are a ton of solutions that allow you to control the show from the stage with foot pedals (I've been doing it for years). Essentially the only limiting factor will be your imagination... and maybe your wallet
01-25-2013 11:41 AM
The Colorstrip has the colors of diodes arranged in blocks, this is good for eye candy as it makes chases and sequences interesting to look at.
The Colorrail has the diodes distributed evenly across the strip.
01-26-2013 01:06 PM - edited 01-26-2013 01:07 PM
And if I do a couple ColorStrips for back light what colors would be good for front lighting?
Should I plan on leaving them (the cans in front) static or some sort of chase or fade?
01-28-2013 10:27 AM
I'd gel one from each side in a Bastard Amber, another pair in a hot pink and a third pair in a blue. That would give you a lot of "looks."
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