Avolites Tiger Touch II Controls Lighting for Suede
Lighting Designer Jip Nipius controlled the lighting for a special two-part show by Suede at London's Roundhouse in November using an Avolites Tiger Touch II for the first time.
For the first half of the show, lead singer Brett Anderson and his bandmates performed behind a partially transparent screen, onto which their movie was projected. For the second half, the screen was pulled up to reveal the group as they played a selection of Suede songs.
Avolites' exclusive Netherlands distributor Fairlight supplied the Tiger Touch II to Keylight's Gary Yates after inviting him and Nipius for a demo of the console at his Bemmel studios.
"I was immediately impressed with the Tiger Touch II's generous 20 faders, 10 macros and large, bright screen, which meant I didn't have to take an expansion wing with me and I could take the entire console to London as check in luggage!" said Nipius.
"The console was just what I was looking for, control wise - the touch screen handles nicely and is very responsive. Graphically, it's great, with the pre-made gobo and position pictograms,” Nipius added.
"The software is also full of fantastic features. I like to use organic visuals like slow random colour, intensity or beam changes and Key Frame Shapes in Titan V9 is a great tool for that."
To achieve his looks, Nipius used the house rig, which consists of fixtures including Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800ST, Robe DLF Wash, Martin Mac 2000 Profile, and Source 4 15/30.
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