Background/gear: I run sound/lighting for a band that I am in. We play small bars/clubs and some outdoor gigs. Lighting rig consists of 4 x ADJ Inno Spot Pro movers that sit on the floor and/or cases and 2 x 6.5' global truss totems with 4x ADJ Dotz pars on each. Main speakers are RCF 4Pro 2031-A that have the flytrack flypoints.We are starting to play more and more places that have no lighting at all (we were playing a lot of gigs that had only front light). I like to use the totem lights as back lighting but I cant do that when there is no front lighting. So, I am looking for some fixtures that I can use as front lighting. Preferably I would mount them on top of the speakers or even clamp them to the poles that are between the speakers and subs. Preferably only 1 per side due to power concerns and set up/tear down times, but I could probably make 2 per side work fine as well. They dont have to be exclusively CW/WW fixtures. Budget is as cheap as possible, Im just trying to gauge the cost right now so there technically isnt a budget. Anyone have thoughts on a product?
What about some of the light bars on this page:http://www.adj.com/industries/band-stage/led-wash-lights-pars/led-linear
You'll want at least 2 per side for coverage and make sure they have a wide angle. Ideally when I light up bands I like 2 per band member (1 each side) but the logistics of that doesn't always work out. Front lights should be set up 45 degrees to either side and 45 degrees above you. That's what looks the best and keeps the lights from blinding you, with LED's they can be very hard on the eyes. With you're proposed layout on the speakers you might have a hard time getting that angle. Warm white looks way better then cool white on faces, if you had to pick one I'd go with the warm white. Although if you have 2 for each band member then having one side a warm hue (reddish, orange, yellowish, etc) and the other side a cool hue (blueish, purple, etc) it gives a nice effect with the warm light on the faces and the cool lights filling in any shadows. Power really isn't a concern with LED lights.
Power really isn't a concern with LED lights.
Was trying get a little more info than just throw up some light bars and hope for the best.We all know whats ideal and what we actually get. I'm always fighting floor space so if I can get away with not having lighting stands I would prefer that route. Power is a slight concern due to venues I play at. Half of them dont even know how the circuits are laid out let alone if they have more than 1. You add in the other lights, speakers, amps, pedalboards, haze machine, and all the other stuff we push limits on breakers.
...I've simply done no better than a $30 Par 38...
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