Phantom and Furion shine at vinyl festival
Thursday, 13 June 2019
sistersledge2Headliner this year was Sister Sledge
UK - Discogs presented Crate Diggers - an international series of music festivals dedicated to promoting vinyl, collectability and physical music - at the Brighton Centre.
A vinyl-records event with a lot of exhibitors and even more visitors. Besides countless albums, singles and maxi-singles Crate Diggers also presented a live music programme. Headliner this year was Sister Sledge.
James Tomlinson Lighting was asked to arrange the lighting for the live stage. He used Showtec Phantom 3R Hybrid and Infinity Furion S-601 fixtures and invited designer John Richardson to design and programme the show. Of his experience with the Infinity Furion S-601, Richardson says: “The units seem well made with nice materials, the menu system was easy to navigate with both touch screen and a handy jog wheel. The 500w white LED engine seems nice and uniform and fairly punchy although does lack slightly when coming up against saturated colours, heavy gobos and prisms.
“The gobo wheels are nicely laid out with some great stock images both glass and metal with some beam reducers. An added animation wheel is a bonus too. All in all, I was impressed with the amount of features this unit has.”
James Tomlinson, owner of James Tomlinson Lighting, adds: "Showtec products have always delivered in every aspect for us so when we were looking to add hybrid units to our stock it was the first place to look. The Phantom 3R hybrid is exactly what we needed and seeing them in use on the first gig was further confirmation of a wise investment." Tomlinson purchased his Phantom 3R Hybrids through Brighton-based MBI Sound and Lighting.
(Jim Evans)

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