ChamSys MagicQ makes mystery for Apache 207
Thursday, 15 April 2021
apache-207-1Apache 207 performs Angst
Germany - Rapper Apache 207 holds nothing back in Angst, a song of alienation, isolation and fractured relationships. This is reflected in the recently completed video for the song.
Drawing on the brooding aura of its physical setting, Babenhausen Kasserne, an abandoned and desolate former military base that was built 120 years ago, the video evokes a haunting air of mystery. This quality is accentuated by Adrian Schmidt’s lighting design that he powered with his ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 console.
Throughout the video, Schmidt creates wave after wave of lighting intensity that includes towering aerial effects, brilliant white flashes, and cascading ‘waterfalls’ of light. Helping him navigate his way through this vortex of looks was his trusty console.
“I have worked with ChamSys for over 10 years now,” he said. “It’s a very stable desk that I know I always can rely on. With the MQ500, my work is made much easier because of its very intuitive layout and easy timecode programming. I am also a big fan of the MQ Track.”
During the production of the Angst video, the MagicQ MQ500’s reliable, rugged design was especially appreciated because of the high humidity and cold temperatures.#
“All the features of the ChamSys helped me in this project, as we had limited infrastructure, a huge (113m x 85m) area, and long cables for data transmission via ArtNet,” said Schmidt. “We also had very little time for setting everything up, as the sun went down at 5 pm. My console performed flawlessly through it all.”

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