UK - DB 1s were proud to be part of The Charlatans performance at Manchester's Castlefield Bowl for Summer in the City.
The 80's indie rock band captivated the hometown crowd with fan favorites from their extensive catalogue, as well as new songs from their newest release, Modern Nature.
Andy Liddle programmed and operated the lighting using an Avolites Tiger Touch II console, which controlled an array of lighting fixtures working with the i-PIX DB1s. The rig including Martin MAC Vipers, Quantum Washes, Atomic 3000s and Clay Paky Sharpys supplied and rigged by Adlib Lighting with a floor package from Lite Alternative consisting of Solaris Flares, i-Pix Satellite IIs and SGM X5s.
Chris Ewington, creator of the i-PIX DB 1, programmed and operated the content for the show, using 24 of the DB 1 video and lighting projectors. Even the simplest, plainest, or even monochrome graphics, are impressive to see projected from the DB 1, in which a light valve projects a light forward from the screen in a defined, soft-edged beam.
For the DB 1 fixtures, driven by both DMX and video input, this was a first high-profile UK show. Prior to this, as many as 64 units had been used on a major tour in Japan.
Control of the DB 1s came in the shape of an Avolites Tiger Touch II console, which Ewington used in conjunction with the Ai S8 media server to send content to the 24 i-Pix fixtures, supplied and rigged by DBN, with AtoV supplying signal management for the Db1 array.
"Full control of the console added to the excitement of working with this new technology," says Ewington.
"As a hometown show, this concert was a big deal for the band, and as such was a good opportunity for try something different. I got a big thanks off the management and Andy who were very happy!"
Photo Credit Shirlaine Forrest