Avolites control consoles and Ai media servers powered beat-perfect visuals across Outlook and Dimensions, two of Croatia's leading dance music festivals, seamlessly merging lighting and video to immerse and enthral the crowds of revellers.
The sister festivals are held every year in Croatia's medieval town of Pula in the ruins of the town's 150-year-old Fort, 'Punto Christo'. Providing the lighting and video aspects for both Outlook and Dimensions was UK lighting, rigging and production expert Fineline Lighting, which has been involved in the festivals since 2012.
"This year we looked after The Void, Mungo's Arena, The Stables, Noah's Ballroom, The Moat, The Garden and the main stage," says Fineline Lighting's Managing Director Rob Sangwell. "The two festivals celebrate EDM and soundsystem culture, so lighting and visuals are always high on the agenda."
Sangwell chose 2 x Avolites Arena consoles, 2 x Ai Infinity EX4 media servers and a multitude of DMX Rack Splitters and ArtNet nodes to power the colossal set-up.
"A fully integrated approach to lighting and video control was needed to link all the visual elements together, both on stage and out in the arena," Sangwell said, "We used two Arena consoles running in multi-user mode with individual work spaces so that the video and lighting elements could be operated together on one console or separately if required. This allowed visiting operators to take control of the entire show or just the visual elements they wanted, at the same time as providing a complete backup of the control system."
"The consoles were selected based on the needs and complexity of each stage," explains Sangwell. "The Void stage had a punchy LED lighting rig capable of illuminating the substantial set pieces with vibrant colour and also delivering high-impact looks. Some of the artists bring their own video and floor packages which need to be integrated and due to the variety of music types and styles, versatility and flexibility is key here. The Tiger Touch II ticked all the boxes and its compact size was a bonus too."
"The speed with which programming can be achieved on Avolites products makes their consoles ideal for festivals such as Outlook and Dimensions," Sangwell added. "The products have fantastic buskability and are reliable. Additionally, the support that Avolites provides its end users is fantastic - they are with you for the whole life-cycle of the kit."
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