We are excited to announce that we are now an Authorized Dealer for Chauvet Professional. Chauvet is making some great pro grade lighting solutions these days and we are happy to be a part of the team. Give us a call if you need to purchase some lighting this summer. Our sales and installation team will help you realize the potential of your venue or touring design!
Back in June we had a great time doing some lighting for the Asheville Community Theatre on their fundraising gala: A Gala in Wonderland. The theatre did an amazing job decorating the venue at Celine and Companies “On Broadway”. We were brought in to highlight the art work and set pieces. We used our Elation Six Par 200s to uplight the walls. This is a fantastic fixture for the job. They are very bright and we can set them to any color or color combination. Next we used our Astera battery powered uplights to highlight the set pieces that the Asheville Community Theatre brought in. We also used a Cheshire Cat grin gobo that slowly faded in and out.
Check out these pictures:
We had an awesome time on July 4th working with the Asheville Downtown Association! It’s always a great crew to work with. This year we had the Ron Holloway Band serving up some awesome funk jams. The fire works were, as always, awesome!
The rig we used this year was 8 d&b Y series cabinets over 2 B22 subs per side. We added in some d&b V7P speakers as out fills because the crowd tends to spread out really wide at Pack Square. We had a great time with the lighting this year. We used 8 Elation Six Par 200 IP lights up stage with 4 Elation Platinum HFX moving lights. Downstage we used 2 Elation DTW350 IP lights for a stage wash. This is our new favorite method for a downstage wash. It’s fast and very effective. The wide beam angle and warm LED light make it a great choice. We were able to light up city hall with some stars which we thought was very cool!
Thanks to Icon Media Asheville for some great pictures.
Earlier this week our lighting programmers attended a two day Avolites training course. This was an in depth training starting with the very basics of theatrical cue lists to rock n roll chases and effects. The training finished off with some intense networking and video pixel mapping.
We felt good about these Avolites consoles before, but now we’re fired up about the potential of these machines. There are so many possibilities and we are excited to share them with you on our shows!
We have a full line of Avolites lighting consoles including:
Titan Mobile Wing
We pre-program all of our shows with the the Capture Visualization Suite, giving us ultimate control and impressive results. Give us a call for your next console rental or have us program your show, you won’t be disappointed!
Introducing the iQ12! A great addition to our powered speaker inventory. Boasting 2500 watts of power and onboard DSP these are a great solution for any event. Pair these with a couple of iQ18 subs and you’ve got a system that can handle any small show. Or use them as powered floor monitors and know you will hear everything you need to put on a great show.
We are authorized Turbosound dealers, so give us a call today if you’d like to upgrade your system!
We’re excited about our new Laser Projector, no more changing lamps! This projector is amazing, it looks so crisp. You can see for yourself at the Diana Wortham Theatre at the upcoming Asheville Comedy Festival.
“The Pro L1405U large-venue projector combines a laser light source and 3LCD technology for powerful, uncompromising images. Ideal for events staging, auditoriums and sanctuaries, this sleek, black projector features native WUXGA performance with Epson® 4K Enhancement Technology*. Offering extraordinary color brightness, Epson 3LCD projectors ensure brilliant images. Delivering 8,000 lumens of color brightness and 8,000 lumens of white brightness, the L1405U's laser light engine also provides 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation. Plus, its exceptional integration capabilities include diverse connectivity such as HDBaseT™ and nine optional powered lenses with lens shift and lens memory“
We just received a huge lighting shipment! 8 Elation ACL 360 Bars and 6 more Elation Platinum HFX moving lights. With so many tours using our lighting this year, we had to go all in and double our inventory just so we could use our own gear! We barely had time to un-box this new lighting rig before it went out on it’s first show at the Brookstone Church Youth Event! Check out the pictures below.
“ The ACL 360 BAR™ is a versatile moving bar effect luminaire featuring (7) individual 15W RGBW 4-in-1 LEDs and the new advanced collimator optic lens, which combined produce a laser-like homogenized 4° color-changing beam from each lens which combined produce a 31° beam angle. Features include fast and precise16-bit continuous full 360° pan and tilt rotation, full individual pixel control, strobe, and selectable dimming curve effects, DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), KlingNET™ and Art-NET support, 3/5pin XLR, powerCON, and RJ45 ethernet in/out connections, (6) button control full color 180° reversible menu display, 135W max power consumption, and a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply (100-240v) “
We’re excited to be working again with LD John Foresman. He is out there crushing it on the current Mitski tour. John has designed an impressive show with our lighting gear.
He is using:
Elation SixPar 200s
Elation Platinum HFXs
Tomcat Core Truss
Martin Mac Auras
Avolites Quartz console
Haze Base Base Hazer Pros
There are two weeks left on this tour, you can catch a show at:
4/5 Mission Creek Festival Iowa City, IA
4/6 Knuckleheads Saloon Kansas City, MO
4/7 Delmar Hall Saint Louis, MO
4/9 40 Watt Club Athens, GA
4/10 The Moon Tallahassee, FL
4/11 The Plaza Live Orlando, FL
4/13 High Water Fest North Charleston, SC
4/14 08 Seconds Gainesville, FL
4/16 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
4/17 Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
4/18 The National Richmond, VA
4/19 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD
4/20 Mass MoCA North Adams, MA
We are very excited to announce that we are now an authorized dealer for Elation Professional products! With several lighting installation projects coming up, this was a logical step for us. We have been using Elation lighting for several years now and have been really happy with the quality and selection. Elation offers many IP65 rated lighting solutions that have become invaluable for our outdoor productions. We have been putting Elation lighting on our tours with great reliability and success.
If you watched the Superbowl half time show, you saw Elation in action, they debuted some of their new moving lights and they were awesome!
Give us a call for your next lighting installation. We are equipped to handle everything from Clubs & Theaters to Houses of Worship. We also stock lots of Elation lighting for sale or rentals.
Car Seat Headrest is back out on the road starting this week. We are happy to be working with the band again as they take out a lighting package and some audio gear, including:
Elation Platinum HFXs
Elation DTW 350s
Martin Mac Auras
Here is where you can find them:
FEB 14, 2019
Royale Boston, MA
FEB 15, 2019
Mass MoCA North Adams, MA
FEB 16, 2019
Madison Square Garden New York, NY
FEB 17, 2019
Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD
FEB 18, 2019
The National Richmond, VA
FEB 20, 2019
Georgia Theatre Athens, GA
FEB 21, 2019
The Moon Tallahassee, FL
FEB 22, 2019
The Beacham Theatre Orlando, FL
FEB 23, 2019
The Orpheum Tampa, FL
FEB 26, 2019
Tipitina's New Orleans, LA
FEB 27, 2019
White Oak Music Hall Houston, TX
FEB 28, 2019
Emo's Austin, TX
MAR 1, 2019
Canton Hall Dallas, TX
MAR 2, 2019
Paper Tiger San Antonio, TX
Great News! We’ve added a handful of these awesome lights. These are IP65 outdoor rated LED crowd blinders. They also work well as strobe lights and for downstage lighting in a pinch. They feature two high powered 175W 2-in-1 Warm White / Amber COB LEDs with a 65° wide beam angle and full color temperature range control.
You’ll have to wait a couple of months to check them out because they are about to go out on back to back music tours (more on that later).
Look for these on all of our Asheville outdoor shows, including: Downtown After 5, Leaf Festivals and All Go West Festival to name a few.
Great News! We’ve added another Base Hazer Pro to our inventory. The Base Hazer is our favorite atmospheric tool. The combination of it’s great size (19” rack sleeve"), virtually silent fan and amazing output make this one of the best hazers of the market. It’s hard to keep these in stock because most of our tours are bringing two of them on the road. We also stock Base Hazer fluid if you need to purchase it for your Base Hazer when your playing in Asheville.
We just bought an Avolites Quartz lighting console with a Titan Mobile Wing! This is a great addition to our Avolites inventory, which includes Titan One and Titan Mobile consoles. The Quartz is a compact lighting console packed with great features including a 12” touch screen, 10 playback faders and 20 programmable macro buttons and is capable of outputting 16 DMX universes. We also purchased a Titan Mobile Wing which can expand this console to 30 playback faders and 50 programmable macro buttons! The wing can also be paired up with our Titan Mobile console for great portability and ease of use.
We are excited to have another lighting console in the Avolites Titan series. One benefit to sticking with the Titan series is scalability , we can load your show onto all of our consoles for consistent results. We also send a Titan One system to all of our shows to be used as back up lighting control.
Come check out our lighting consoles in our Capture programming suite. Book some time by the hour or the day with one of our lighting programmers, or come in and do it yourself!
We are happy to report that we have added a fleet of Martin Mac 101s to our inventory. These RGB moving head wash lights are small but pack a big punch. They are the perfect addition to your SL100 show - Fast, Bright and Affordable!
These guys are ready for rental or to add to your show package. Check out the pictures below
A while back we provided lighting for a summer reading PSA. The Final product is pretty cool and we wanted to share it with you. We’ve got lighting for all kinds of events and occasions including film and video. Check out the video:
We used Elation Six Pars, Robe Pointes a Base Hazer, Avolites Titan Mobile and a Lycian 1267 follow spot.
We are really excited about this purchase! We just picked up 8 Elation Platinum HFX moving lights. These lights pack a punch with their Platinum 14R lamp, they can rival the output of a standard 700 watt fixture, but using less than half the power. The HFX works great for a downstage wash or for upstage aerial effects. Check out the promo video below!
“The Platinum HFX™ is a hybrid versatile 3-in-1 luminaire which can be utilized as a beam, spot, or wash fixture, featuring the brand new Philips™ MSD Platinum 14R 280W 80CRI lamp, 7,800K, 12,000 total lumens, 2.3° to 15° zoom in beam mode, 3° to 22° zoom in spot mode, and 10° to 34° zoom in wash mode, 13 dichroic colors including UV and a new Quad Color (RGBY) filter, CTO and CTB color correction, 8 rotating-interchangeable and 12 static-stamped gobos, 8-facet and linear rotating, and 10-facet static prisms, wash frost effects, DMX, RDM (Remote Device Management), Art-NET, and sACN support, 5pin DMX, RJ45 Ethernet, and powerCON in/out connections, (6) button control full color 180° reversible menu display, and a multi-voltage universal auto switching power supply (100-240v). “ - Elation Professional
It seems like everyone needs rolling risers these days. We’ve had many calls this year looking for a local place to rent them. We finally pulled the trigger and bought some Staging Dimensions riser decks. We received them this week and they are already out on a show this weekend!
We can now do three 8x8 rolling risers at various heights. These also make a great 12’x16’ stage for your smaller events. We can always get more so check with us if you need a large stage!
We are proud to report that we are supplying lighting for the band Car Seat Headrest on their September tour. Asheville’s own John Foresman is the Lighting Designer for the band. When he is not on the road, John is also a Lighting Designer and Stage Manager at The Orange Peel. In fact, John met Car Seat Headrest when they came through town and played The Orange Peel, they hit it off and took him out on the road.
The tour is making stops in Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Brooklyn, Philly, DC, Atlanta, Louisville, St. Louis, Kansas City as well as Carrboro and here in Asheville at The Orange Peel on September 22nd.
We worked out the logistics to deliver the gear to the tours first stop in Minneapolis, Minnesota and will be picking up at their last stop in Kansas City, Missouri.
Here is a list of gear we provided for the tour:
Avolites Quartz lighting console
Martin Mac Auras
Elation Platinum HFXs
Check out these awesome shots from this tour:
We recently had the pleasure of sponsoring the Asheville Comedy Festival. We provided supplemental lighting at the Diana Wortham Theatre for this awesome event. We used Elation Six Par 200s and Martin Mac 101s.
Definitely a show to check out in the future!
Pisgah Audio Video Lighting as added a new video projector to our inventory, The Christie LWU720i-D 3LCD! This 8,100 lumen video projector is perfect for our corporate clients, featuring excellent image quality, WUXGA resolution and changeable zoom lenses. The LWU720i-D also features two small onboard speakers for a cleaner look in your small meeting rooms. We also have the option to stack two of these projectors to achieve and amazingly bright 16k image for large events!
Give us a call for your next event needing video projection! We have several projector and screen sizes to choose from.