24 DB1s, an Avolites Tiger Touch II console and Ai media servers were the perfect partners for The Charlatans, as they performed at Manchester's Castlefield Bowl for Summer in the City.
Appearing after a special event at Hotel Football the previous night, the band captivated the audience with an assortment of crowd-pleasers from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material from their latest album, Modern Nature.
Andy Liddle programmed and operated the traditional lighting also using an Avolites Tiger Touch II console, which controlled an array of lighting fixtures including Martin MAC Vipers, Quantum Washes, Atomic 3000s and Clay Paky Sharpys supplied and rigged by Adlib Lighting with a floor package from Lite Alternative consisting of Solaris Flares, i-Pix Satellite IIs and SGM X5s.
Chris Ewington of i-Pix programmed and operated the video content for the show, using 24 of the amazing Db1 video and lighting projectors. Designed by Ewington, even the simplest, plainest, or even monochrome graphics, are impressive to see projected from the Db1, in which a light valve projects a light forward from the screen in a defined, soft-edged beam.
For the DB1 fixtures, driven by both DMX and video input, this was a first high-profile UK show. Prior to this, as many as 64 units had been used in Japan.
Control of the Db1s came in the shape of an Avolites Tiger Touch II console, which Ewington used in conjunction with the Ai S8 media server to send content to the 24 i-Pix fixtures, supplied and rigged by DBN, with AtoV supplying signal management for the DB1 array.
"As a hometown show, this concert was a big deal for the band, and as such was a good opportunity for try something different. I got a big thanks off the management and Andy who were very happy!"