Chauvet ÉPIX fixtures define EDC Mexico
Thursday, 14 March 2019
edcElectric Daisy Carnival Mexico (photo: Insomniac)
Mexico - Insomniac’s Electric Daisy Carnival Mexico took place Saturday and Sunday 23-24 February, attracting an audience of 230,000. The two-day event featured over 120 international artists, treating fans to everything from the thumping bass sounds of Skrillex and RL Grime, to the dirtybird beats of Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, Dateless and more.
Supporting proceedings were some awe-inspiring scenic designs, thrilling rides, and (on the popular circuitGROUNDS and neonGARDEN stages), two potent Steve Lieberman-designed lightshows that reflected the intensity of the music. Providing a vivid outline of each stage to define the performance area, while adding to its impact, movement and colour, was a collection of Chauvet Professional ÉPIX Strip Tour fixtures supplied by Serpro Producciones.
Lieberman of SJ Lighting deployed 251 of the 1m long RGB LED strips on the large circuitGROUNDS stage and 80 of the units on the more intimate neonGARDEN. In both cases, the strips were hung parallel to the trusses, each with its 50 LEDs facing the crowd. Connected via 4-pin XLRs, the strips followed the lines of the stages.
“We wanted to outline the architecture of each stage to create some definition,” said Liberman. “The truss layout was an important part of the design, and the strips helped it and the entire stage pop.”
Adding to that “pop” were the variety of effects and images displayed on the strips, which were controlled via DMX from the console. Because they were run from the lighting console, the strips were able to be coordinated quickly with the lighting colors and effects. The video team followed the colour palettes to match the video walls with the strips and all other lighting elements.
(Jim Evans)

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