Hay Winter Festival 2019

After the success of the Hay Summer Festival Stage Lighting Services were asked provide equipment for the Hay Winter Festival 2019.

WHAT IS THE WINTER WEEKEND?

The Hay Winter Festival Weekend 2019, which has been running for twenty years, is a smaller version of the main festival with events taking place in venues in the town. The 2019 Festival was our biggest and most high-profile yet.

The town’s atmospheric market square is a focus of festivities. On the Friday, the Hay Christmas lights are  turned on, transforming the town into a winter wonderland brimming with festive cheer. Accompanied by carol singing, readings and evening entertainment.

On the Saturday, Hay Food Festival celebrates all that’s good about winter cooking, with over 50 stalls showcasing the very best of local produce, from savoury to sweet.

On the Sunday Hay Market Square is transformed into a festive outdoor artisan market. With a wide range of traders offering a diverse collection of local arts and crafts. Get ahead with your Christmas shopping here.

Equipment we provided included:

Steeldeck Staging, Pipe & Drape, Rigging, Power and Distribution, MVS Hazers, Lighting and Event Lighting.

We also had help from Stage Sound Services who provided Sound and Video for the event.

Are you planning your next event? If you would like us to create a custom truss structure or Staging design. Please contact us

Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival 2019

Working very closely with Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival and a wide range of organisations and suppliers we were able to provide a comprehensive production, technical & site management service.

This included Steeldeck staging, lighting hire & design, power distribution and onsite technical support.

Also in conjunction with our sister company Stage Sound Services Ltd we were able to supply sound equipment, design and operation for Cardiff Open Air Theatre.

Our Managing Director and Production Manager were onsite for the duration of the festival, leading our team of trained technicians to support this great event.

Event organiser: Everyman Theatre

Are you planning your next event? If you would like us to create a custom truss structure or Staging design. Please contact us

Welsh Boxing Championships 2018

Once again we were asked by Welsh Boxing to provide technical support for The Welsh Boxing Championships 2018

We were able to supply a complete package to Welsh Boxing for the Welsh Boxing Championships 2018 that took place at Sports Wales. 

Our team provided the following equipment along with full onsite technician support; 

Event organiser: Welsh Boxing

Are you planning your next event? If you would like us to create a custom truss structure or Staging design. Please contact us

Zero88 Solution Now In Hire

The Zero88 Solution is a fully featured, comprehensive and robust lighting console built on the high performance ZerOS operating software platform. The Zero88 Solution offers simple hands on control of conventional generic and moving light parameters across 248 devices and 2048 channels with submaster and cue stack control.

ZerOS’ powerful effects system can be relied upon to deliver truly unique effects, from simple chases to rainbows and fly-ins. Manipulate colour, beam and position with offset and rotation parameters to create almost limitless effect pallets.

Networking, external touchscreen and multimedia support combined with multi functional keys, offline editing and a comprehensive fixture library, completes an outstanding control package for the more demanding rental and multi-purpose user.

Zero88 Solution Features
  • 248 devices
  • USB support for show files storage and touchscreen
  • 4 universe optically isolated DMX outputs, or Art-Net and sACN
  • ZerOS Operating Software
  • Colour Picker
  • 8 LCDs
  • RDM Ready
  • Optional hardware upgrade enables SMPTE/MIDI/ChilliNet and Remote Switches
  • Zero88 Solution has a Comprehensive effects system
  • Submaster playback faders with scenes or chases
  • Support for iOS®, AndroidTM, Windows Mobile and Windows
  • PC remote displays
  • Fixture Library with over 3000 types
  • Shows cross loadable with other ZerOS consoles and importable from original Frog Series
  • Cue stack (Playback X) playback for full theatrical playback

For more information from the Zero88 Solution product page click here

For more information on hiring this product or any others, please get in touch

Another ETC Gio in Hire

We’re pleased to announce we have added Another ETC Gio with 3072 channels to our hire stock. and will be hiring it out for £475+vat per week (discounts availble for long term hires)

The ETC Gio has a fast, accessible control surface, with an easy-to-navigate backlit keypad. It includes two integral, articulating multi-touch displays and supports up to three external monitors, all of which can also be multi-touch.

The ETC Gio can integrate into an Eos Ti, Eos® or Ion® system with ease, acting as a primary, backup or client console in combination with the rest of the family. All of the accessories available for Ti, Eos and Ion service the ETC Gio as well. And the keypad layout is virtually identical to Ti, making moving between platforms a snap.

The ETC Product Features
  • From 2,048 to 32,768 outputs with no co-processing. (Ours has 3072) 
  • Dedicated master-playback fader pair
  • 10 definable motorized faders, with 30 pages of control
  • 8 user-definable buttons
  • Four pageable haptic encoders
  • Two integral articulating 12.1″ LCD multi-touch displays.
  • Supports three external high resolution DVI/SVGA monitors; can be single- or multi-touch
  • Three user-definable workspaces per monitor, each with discrete split-screen controls and frame management. Additionally, single- or multiple-screen snapshots allow instant reconfiguration.
  • Custom-design your control interface using Magic Sheets, with topographical or abstract layouts. Full interaction with the command line allows command instructions – from the simplest and most immediate to the most complex – accessed from a mouse or single- or multi-touch displays.
  • Configure and program a pixel-map layout, using integral or custom-designed content.
  • Device discovery and troubleshooting via RDM
  • ETC Sensor® CEM+, CEM3™ and FDX dimmer feedback and controls
  • ETCNet3™ (ACN- based), ETCNet2™, Artnet and Avab® UPD protocol output
  • Integrated keyboard drawer with USB ports
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Multiple MIDI and SMPTE Inputs
  • OSC and UDP String support
  • Client/server networking and synchronized backup
  • Client and Offline programming on PC (Windows 7 or 8) and native on Macintosh (Intel only, OS X), via Nomad™
  • Data-laundering from Obsession™, Express™, Expression®, Emphasis®, Congo®, Cobalt™, Transtechnik NT, Avab VLC, Grand MA1 and Strand 500/300 series show files.
  • 12 discrete online users with partitioned control

To see more information and features of the ETC Gio click here

For more hire information about the ETC Gio or other consoles we stock please contact us

ETC Gio Now For Hire

We’re pleased to announce we have added the ETC Gio with 3072 channels to our hire stock. and will be hiring it out for £475+vat per week (discounts available for long term hires)

The ETC Gio has a fast, accessible control surface, with an easy-to-navigate backlit keypad. It includes two integral, articulating multi-touch displays and supports up to three external monitors, all of which can also be multi-touch.

The ETC Gio can integrate into an Eos Ti, Eos® or Ion® system with ease, acting as a primary, backup or client console in combination with the rest of the family. All of the accessories available for Ti, Eos and Ion service the ETC Gio as well. And the keypad layout is virtually identical to Ti, making moving between platforms a snap.

The ETC Product Features
  • From 2,048 to 32,768 outputs with no co-processing. (Ours has 3072) 
  • Dedicated master-playback fader pair
  • 10 definable motorized faders, with 30 pages of control
  • 8 user-definable buttons
  • Four pageable haptic encoders
  • Two integral articulating 12.1″ LCD multi-touch displays.
  • Supports three external high resolution DVI/SVGA monitors; can be single- or multi-touch
  • Three user-definable workspaces per monitor, each with discrete split-screen controls and frame management. Additionally, single- or multiple-screen snapshots allow instant reconfiguration.
  • Custom-design your control interface using Magic Sheets, with topographical or abstract layouts. Full interaction with the command line allows command instructions – from the simplest and most immediate to the most complex – accessed from a mouse or single- or multi-touch displays.
  • Configure and program a pixel-map layout, using integral or custom-designed content.
  • Device discovery and troubleshooting via RDM
  • ETC Sensor® CEM+, CEM3™ and FDX dimmer feedback and controls
  • ETCNet3™ (ACN- based), ETCNet2™, Artnet and Avab® UPD protocol output
  • Integrated keyboard drawer with USB ports
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Multiple MIDI and SMPTE Inputs
  • OSC and UDP String support
  • Client/server networking and synchronized backup
  • Client and Offline programming on PC (Windows 7 or 8) and native on Macintosh (Intel only, OS X), via Nomad™
  • Data-laundering from Obsession™, Express™, Expression®, Emphasis®, Congo®, Cobalt™, Transtechnik NT, Avab VLC, Grand MA1 and Strand 500/300 series show files.
  • 12 discrete online users with partitioned control

To see more information and features of the ETC Gio click here

For more hire information about the ETC Gio or other consoles we stock please contact us

Avolites Tiger Touch 2 Now For Hire

We have recently added a pair of Avolites Tiger Touch 2 consoles into our hire stock.

Avolites Tiger Touch 2

The third generation Tiger Touch boasts a 100% brighter screen, a front panel loading USB and a harmonious panel button layout. The button layout now allows users to use the familiar layout from the Titan Mobile all the way to the Sapphire touch.

Consistency throughout the Titan range of consoles offers users an easier path. When programming on a Tiger Touch II and then operating a Sapphire Touch. The Tiger Touch II supersedes the Tiger Touch Pro and original Tiger Touch 

The Avolites Tiger Touch 2 represents the perfect combination of maximum power and small size. Small and light enough to fly in standard hold luggage, even in a suitcase if necessary, but with enough power for large complex shows.

With 20 submasters separately paged as two banks of 10 and a further 10 macro or executer buttons. You have at your fingertips instant hands on control, harnessing the power of the Titan operating system.

Outputting up to 16 individual DMX universes, and with expandability to 64 DMX universes using TitanNet, you will not be short of control channels.

Titan software is a superbly flexible console operating system designed and developed by Avolites. Titan gives you the ability to get a show on with the minimum of pre programming.

The Avolites Tiger Touch 2 is based around a large touch screen with high quality switches, encoders and faders. And the ability to utilise a second outboard screen or touch screen.

For more information on the Avolites Tiger Touch 2 please visit the Avolites website

More ETC Ion lighting desks for hire

Due to popular demand we have now invested in more ETC Ion lighting desks complete with 2×20 fader wing for hire. The ETC Ion offers Fully integrated control of LEDs, conventional and moving lights in a compact, portable package. Up to four control devices, each with its own workspace, can be used for programming and playback. Suitable application’s for the ETC Ion includes use in Theatre, TV Studio’s, Rental houses, Corporate event’s and Exhibitions.

The ETC Ion Product features include:

ETC Ion Software Features

  • 1024 output channels as standard
  • Dedicated master playback fader pair
  • Dedicated grand master and blackout switch
  • 999 cue lists
  • 200 active playbacks
  • 300 submasters
  • 4 x 1000 palettes (Intensity, Focus, Color, Beam)
  • 1000 presets, effects and macros
  • 4 pageable encoders
  • Channel summary or table views, user configurable in live/blind
  • Blind spreadsheet views
  • Offline programming on PC (Windows 7 or XP) and native on Macintosh (Intel)
  • Data import from ETC Obsession, Express/ion, Emphasis, Congo and Strand Show files via ASCII
  • Show file compatibility with Eos and Element
  • Client/server networking and synchronized backup

ETC Ion Features

  • Supports up to two high-resolution DVI monitors
  • Integral LCD for softkeys and non-intensity parameter control
  • 2 x DMX512 outputs, RDM ready
  • ETCNet2 and Net3 native
  • Artnet and Avab UDP optional
  • Hard disk memory and USB compatible external storage
  • MIDI In/Out (additional time code functions via external gateways)
  • Contact Closure Triggers
  • 5 multipurpose USB bus (pointing devices, printer, mouse, keyboard, touchscreens, flash drives)
  • Audio In/Out
  • Phone remote control

For further information on our ETC ion available to hire or any of our other lighting desks for hire please click here

For more features and information please visit the ETC product page

ETC Ion lighting desks for hire

Due to popular demand we have now invested in another ETC Ion lighting desk complete with 2×20 fader wing for hire. The ETC Ion offers Fully integrated control of LEDs, conventional and moving lights in a compact, portable package. Up to four control devices, each with its own workspace, can be used for programming and playback. Suitable application’s for the ETC Ion includes use in Theatre, TV Studio’s, Rental houses, Corporate event’s and Exhibitions.

The ETC Ion Product features include:

ETC Ion Software Features

  • 1024 output channels as standard
  • Dedicated master playback fader pair
  • Dedicated grand master and blackout switch
  • 999 cue lists
  • 200 active playbacks
  • 300 submasters
  • 4 x 1000 palettes (Intensity, Focus, Color, Beam)
  • 1000 presets, effects and macros
  • 4 pageable encoders
  • Channel summary or table views, user configurable in live/blind
  • Blind spreadsheet views
  • Offline programming on PC (Windows 7 or XP) and native on Macintosh (Intel)
  • Data import from ETC Obsession, Express/ion, Emphasis, Congo and Strand Show files via ASCII
  • Show file compatibility with Eos and Element
  • Client/server networking and synchronized backup

ETC Ion Features

  • Supports up to two high-resolution DVI monitors
  • Integral LCD for softkeys and non-intensity parameter control
  • 2 x DMX512 outputs, RDM ready
  • ETCNet2 and Net3 native
  • Artnet and Avab UDP optional
  • Hard disk memory and USB compatible external storage
  • MIDI In/Out (additional time code functions via external gateways)
  • Contact Closure Triggers
  • 5 multipurpose USB bus (pointing devices, printer, mouse, keyboard, touchscreens, flash drives)
  • Audio In/Out
  • Phone remote control

For further information on our ETC ion available to hire or any of our other lighting desks for hire please click here

For more features and information please visit the ETC product page