How do you control 28 four-foot lighted spheres suspended above award winners “fun.” at the 2013 Grammy Awards? Easy – with LumenRadio Receiver Cards inside each sphere, and a LumenRadio Flex transmitter located backstage.
Conceived and produced by Moment Factory of Montreal, with content by Hubert Gagnon of Blackout Design, the fun. set was designed and built by Quebec-based Teksho. Featuring illuminated spheres rising from the stage floor like gigantic champagne bubbles in slow motion, the number climaxed with an actual on-stage rainstorm. LEDs inside each of the orbs were controlled by a grandMA2 at FOH, driving an NPU backstage, sending DMX to the LumenRadio Flex Transmitter. The Flex Transmitter sent wireless DMX to each of the frosted-white spheres, with continual control feedback of the entire wireless system.
“Our team imagined a story line for the set that represented the ascension of the band in the music industry,” says Daniel Jean, Producer at Moment Factory. “Because of the set complexity and the importance of the event, it was imperative for us to have a reliable system as well as on-site support.”
“The Grammy Awards show is a stew of high-traffic wireless,” says TMB Product Specialist Steve Brody who attended the show setup to provide technical support. “Thanks to its proprietary Cognitive Coexistence technology, LumenRadio performed flawlessly – first time, every time – even in a milieu of wireless mics and instruments, safety, security, Wi-Fi internet, and mobile phones.” Steve adds, “We had only two days to set up. We didn’t have the luxury of troubleshooting wireless problems – and there were none!
LumenRadio dealer Theatrixx Technologies of Montreal supplied the LumenRadio units to Moment Factory, world renowned designers/producers of prestigious multimedia environments for events, tours, and installations such as the Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show, Powerball NBA Halftime Show, Madonna MDNA Tour, Jay-Z at Carnegie Hall, Microsoft Windows 8 launch, and much, much more.
Find out more about Moment Factory at www.momentfactory.com/en. Blackout Design can be accessed at blackoutdesign.ca. Learn about Teksho at teksho.com, and Theatrixx Technologies at www.theatrixx.com/en. TMB is the exclusive distributor for LumenRadio in North America and UK. For more information, visit www.tmb.com/lumenradio.