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Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1500s Light Up The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

2013-02-15 08:31:49

Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1500s are lighting up The Joint, the concert venue for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas where 16 fixtures were recently acquired and hung above the stage. The Joint is an intimate 4,000 capacity space known for delivering unforgettable live music experiences. With a commitment to remarkable sound, it has earned a reputation as one of the most authentic venues in Las Vegas. "We used to rent lights then decided to buy them. When we started looking at fixtures we had three lights in mind, including the HPE 1500," says Christopher Lose, lighting designer for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. "We're a rock 'n roll venue and need all the bells and whistles and versatility we can get. We have 10 lighting designers a month who come in wanting different things. So the more tricks our lights have the better." Lose reports that the HPE 1500s "destroyed everything else" when he explored potential fixtures to add to his inventory. "We chose the light based on its autofocus, beam macros and intensity. The autofocus and beam macos were features only Clay Paky offers. And in terms of intensity, the HPE 1500s were much better than the competition." Another deciding factor was the support forthcoming from A.C.T Lighting, the exclusive distributor of Clay Paky fixtures in North America. "A.C.T has always treated us well for everything we've bought from them," says Lose. "They offer great service and 24/7 availability. All these factors combined meant Clay Paky blew the others out of the water." The Alpha Spot HPE 1500, a 1500W moving head, is the most impressive graphic effects spotlight available with an incredible array of color and imagery devices, including 20 gobos on three wheels, animation disc, rotating prism and the exclusive Automated-Star-Gobo (patent pending). All devices are fully combinable with limitless rotation and morphing possibilities. The zoom has an extreme aperture range from 7° to 57° (1:8 ratio) with an amazing 120 bpm speed. An auto-focusing function combined with the Dyna-Cue-Creator make programming and operation easy and creative. A special high definition iris, the advanced Zoom-Tracking-Diffuser and silent operation position the Alpha Spot HPE 1500 at the edge of show lighting technology. Lose reports that the HPE 1500s are "working wonderfully" in their workhorse capacity at The Joint. "We had a demo unit here for six months, and it's still working perfectly." A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive North American distributor for Clay Paky. Francesco Romagnoli, Clay Paky Area Manager for North and Latin America, adds, "The Joint is a great concert venue and I know the HPE's will be perfect for location. We're proud that they were selected." About Clay Paky Headquartered in Seriate (Bergamo), Italy, Clay Paky SPA has a history of designing and manufacturing innovative professional show lighting. The company was founded in 1976 by entrepreneur Pasquale Quadri who anticipated the enormous impact the evolution of technology would have on the show and entertainment worlds. For more information on Clay Paky products, please contact: Francesco Romagnoli francesco@claypaky.it Davide Barbetta webmaster@claypaky.it # # # About A.C.T Lighting A leading importer and distributor of lighting products, A.C.T Lighting, Inc. strives to identify future trends and cutting-edge products, and stock, sell and support their inventory. The company provides superior customer service and value for money to all of its clients. For more information call 818-707-0884. The Joint is a 4,000-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination. The Joint features seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio Level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including "Best Concert Venue" in Las Vegas Review - Journal's "Best of Las Vegas" awards 2010 - 2012, "Best Music Venue" in 2012 Las Vegas Weekly Awards, "No. 1 Hottest Club in America" award by Billboard Magazine in 2011, "Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas" by MetroWize.com in 2011, "Best New Major Concert Venue" at the 2010 Pollstar Awards, and "Best Live Music Venue" in AOL City's Best 2010 awards. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and ground-breaking artists including Paul McCartney, The Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Arcade Fire, Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, Paramore, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue created the successful concept of rock 'n' roll residencies with Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits, Mötley Crüe in Sin City, Guns N' Roses Appetite for Democracy and Def Leppard VIVA Hysteria! (spring 2013) as well as Tiësto In Concert, featuring the world's No. 1 electronic DJ and producer Tiësto. For additional information, visit www.thejointlasvegas.com or call 702.693.5583 or 702.693.5000.

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