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András Praksch uses Chauvet fixtures at Sziget 2019
The Sziget Festival has blossomed into one of the largest events of its kind in Europe. Over half a million fans flocked to Obuda Island in the Danube in mid-August 2019. On the Europe Stage, the week-long festival featured 43 “national acts.”
Few of these performers were accompanied by an LD, but all were supported by a lightshow - András Praksch of Mobil Audio and Light Kft created an array of looks on stage with help from 50 Chauvet Professional fixtures and the Net-X Ethernet-to-DMX node.
“Most of these bands were famous in their own countries, but not very well know elsewhere,” says Praksch. “Only seven of them brought an LD. Our team ran the lighting for the rest of them. This included a group of nine winners from the Ibis Music Contest, each of whom got thirty minutes on the stage the first day.”
Praksch configured the fixtures in his rig so he could cover the 16 meters wide by 9 meters deep “play area” of his stage with light from every angle, while also leaving options for audience lighting. This design strategy was plain to see in how he positioned his 20 Maverick MK2 Spot fixtures, hanging five of the 440 W LED movers on each of his two side trusses, six on the upstage truss and four on the midstage truss.
“We used the Mavericks for down lighting, back lighting, audience lighting and a variety of specials,” he explains. Praksch hung 12 Colorado Par-Hex12 fixtures on each of his side trusses to create more color. “I added different DMX addresses to the Colorado,” he says. For added audience engagement, he hung six Strike 4 fixtures on the downstage truss.
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