Pin Point Lighting, based in suburban Philadelphia, provided the lighting design and programming for electro-industrial artist Ayria on the Paper Dolls USA Tour supporting her latest eponymous album. Pin Point Lighting supplied a full floor package to the tour plus MA Lighting’s dot2 core compact lighting console.
Ease of use was the primary criterion in selecting dot2 core since Ayria and her band would be playing dates across the country without a console operator. “dot2 core is so simple a drummer can use it,” quips Pin Point Lighting owner, John Duncan. In fact, Ayria’s drummer was the designated technician for the tour setting up the whole show in under 30 minutes at each stop.
Duncan used a moody color palette in designing the show. The set featured Ayria’s pop-up tour banner paper dolls as well as four tall vertical LED video strips displaying graphic imagery. The lighting rig included very small LED beam fixtures and some LED PARs. All were triggered from the dot2 core. In addition, the console was hooked up to the keyboardist’s laptop for backing tracks.
“We preprogrammed the show in our shop, then I spent the first two days on the tour,” says Duncan. “The entire show ran off time code so the drummer didn’t have to touch the console during the day except to turn it on and off. It was a true plug-and-play situation every night.”
A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive distributor of MA Lighting’s range of compact dot2 consoles in North America. The dot2 core is designed for small- to medium-sized productions – theater, concert touring, corporate projects, television and education. Dot2 core is durable and lightweight with intuitive operation. It includes a full programming section, master playback section, six fader playbacks and 12 individual playback buttons. Two built-in touchscreens and support for one external touchscreen ensure the dot2 core has the flexible hardware required for almost any kind of show.
Pin Point Lighting acquired its dot2 core one year ago, and it’s proved to be a popular favorite for projects. “Our shop guys love to use it on smaller productions,” Duncan reports. “We have also had a good bit of rental interest in the console; it’s heading out on some corporate AV shows now.”
He notes that dot2 core lived up to its reputation for being easy to use on Ayria’s tour. “It was so small that it could be hidden behind a pop-up backdrop. And it was so simple to operate that we got never got a phone call asking for help to solve a problem.”
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