Three Special Effects to go Along with your DJ Lighting
You’ve seen it before, more than once really. That perfect show with the perfect stage setting. You’ve watched in absolute awe as the performers have stepped from the shadows of the backstage area and crossed effortlessly to the center. The effervescent lighting adds dramatic effect, bringing them into the limelight as their figures shift from the ominous silhouettes and finally materialize into recognizable human figures beneath the shroud of flashing strobes and the glare of the wash lights, far off in the distance.
You’ve seen it before, in fact you’ve probably seen it many times, and they always make it look completely effortless. We’re here to tell you that it’s anything but effortless, and there are several components that serve to make it possible. We’re going to talk about three components today that work as a companion to typical DJ lighting.
Multi-Light Effects: An Essential of DJ Lighting
Multi-effects are a great way of bringing a wide range of features and effects to your statge,a nd the Chauvet GIGBAR IRC 2, while only one piece of equipment in an extremely wide range of selection, is one that you certainly want to own. First of all, it’s highly portable but does not sacrifice any of the features that you would normally find absent in compact setups. It features plenty of options for color mixing and strobes, along with two LED Derby fixtures.
LED Wash Lights ensure that you can always shine a light on a wide area, and you have your LED strobes, laser, and the was all mounted on the same bar. To make it even easier, it features sound activated controls, all of which are capable of sound activation, and controlled easily from an IRC-6 remote control. If you need to get in and out of the venue quickly, then this is your all-in-one lighting solution.
Obscure the View with a Little Bit of Fog
When you buy DJ lights you’re going to want to add a little bit of fog to the equation and we have just the thing. There is nothing quite like adding a bit of mystery to the show, and fog machines are the perfect way to get it done. Take the Nimbus, for example. It’s a professional grade dry ice machine capable of emitting thick clouds of white fog that are able to dissipate without rising.
It might not sound like much now, but you can trust us when we say that it’s a pretty amazing feature. The machine is able to create fog from 10 lbs of dry ice and exerts more than 10 minutes of run time. That doesn’t sound like a lot of time, but trust us, when you’re running a show, it can seem like an eternity.
Along with amazing theatrics, the Nimbus is able to bring quite a bit of tech to the table including a low water sensor, an adjustable multi-level control arm for output control, and an auto-shutoff for the heaters. It’s a safe fog solution that will add the dramatic touch you’ve been looking for.
Bubble Machines – Make it Interesting
Bubbles are another great way to bring a new level of drama to your show, and the Chauvet B-250 is probably one of the most preferred in the industry. If you have a larger stage, then you’ll definitely want to deploy this one, especially if you have a need for portability. It looks cool, it’ easy to use, and most importantly, the housing is made from plastic, so you won’t have to worry about rust. As you can see, this is a great solution for the portable, digital DJ, so make sure you don’t pass it up.
Getting the right effects onto your stage isn’t easy, and knowing what to do? That’s even harder. What we can do however is make sure that you have access to a wide range of equipment and accessories that will help to ensure that your show is not only a success, but highly memorable.