The Best Stage Effects for a Concert
There’s nothing like a good concert, but in order for it to be effective, the concert DOES actually have to be good, and sometimes that can be a bit of a tall order. Don’t worry, that’s nothing you can’t handle with the right stage effects and equipment. Here’s the question: what stage effects do you need? How do you make sure that your show is a smash it? Don’t worry, it’s not difficult, though you do need to make sure that you have a few essentials.
DJ Effects Checklist: Don’t Forget the Fog machines
If you want to have a great rock show, then you’re going to need to make sure that you have fog machines. Seriously, if you don’t have them you might as well just pack up and go home. Here’s the thing: your performers need to make a fantastic entrance and if the entire audience can simply see them walking from the corner of the stage to the center, then it’s not exactly a dramatic entrance, is it? No, you need something far better than that, and if you can use foggers, then you can absolutely make it happen.
Fog and Haze machines are available in our online store, and the best part is that they don’t have to sit in a single position. You can place them on the floors, you can hang them from trusses, and you can put them at a myriad of different angles. No matter what, you’re going to be able to get the right effect for your show, and it won’t be too long before you’re thinking up new and improved configurations for your performers. The power of the fog machine is definitely not to be underestimated.
Spot Lights – The White Hot Effect
Throughout your show you’re going to want specialized and focused effects, but DJ lighting needs to include standard spotlights. Do you remember that Billy Joel song that talks about the ‘white hot spotlight’? That’s precisely what this is, and its’ something you want to start using. Spotlights, or wash lights if you wish, can be used to illuminate a specific spot on the stage, or to draw audience attention, if you will. If you don’t have one of these in your lighting arsenal, then we don’t know what you’re doing.
Moving Heads – Shedding a Little Light on the Topic
There is nothing more important than shedding a little bit of light on the subject and with moving heads you can do exactly that. Moving heads can be used to illuminate specific areas, but they can also mix and match different colors to create the desired effect on stage. Mostly, these are used to replace par cans and do an outstanding job of it, though they can also double as spot lights. Honestly, no rock concert is going to be complete without a set of these.
Strobe Lights – Getting the Flash you Need
DJ stage effects certainly wouldn’t’ be complete without a good set of strobe lights. Strobes are designed to illuminate an area quickly, but darken it just as quickly. Strobe lights can create visual effects that other lighting options certainly fall short on, and you’re going to want these at your disposal. Face it, you’ve been to concerts before and you can’t recall any that didn’t use a strobe light at one point or another. Who would you be if you didn’t use one in yours?
Light up the Venue
Putting all of these together you can create the perfect atmosphere and the perfect concert. Don’t settle for just one type of lighting at your concerts; experiment, find the perfect combination, and most importantly, keep your audience entertained. With the right lighting you can get it done in an utterly amazing way, and you can bring your show to an entirely new level. Look through our selection today and be ready to amazing your audience with some of the most incredible effects that the industry has to offer to both you and your venue.