in time for this once-in-a-1000-year event, American DJ has
introduced the Joy 300, a DMX-compatible scanner/projector, which
will revolutionize the world of intelligent club lighting with a
unique "third effects wheel"for the third millennium.
"third wheel" is not used strictly for unwanted guests
anymore, it describes something that is truly straight from the 21st
century. In addition to having separate color and gobo wheels,
this intelligent scanner is equipped with third
independently-rotating wheel that will add more excitement and
variety to any club or DJ's personal show.
The Joy 300's
third wheel provides 3 additional colors, plus a unique frost
effect. The frost gives patterns and colors an out-of-focus
look, adding a mysterious ghostly hue to the atmosphere. The
third effects wheel also includes a 3x prism, which divides a large
gobo into three smaller patterns, plus a 5x prism.
effects wheel goes above and beyond the visual excitement provided by
other intelligent scanners," said Scott Davies, general manager
of American DJ . "It demonstrates American DJ's commitment
to creating new, innovative products to keep our club customers'
light shows on the cutting edge."
of the Joy 300 is the ability to mix colors and create outrageous
color combinations. The effect includes a Correction 32k
feature for color mixing. There are 10 colors, plus white, and
7 gobos, plus spot, to choose from. In addition to the 7 gobos
there are 6 changeable gobos, which allow DJs to add their own
variety. The Joy 300 also strobes in every color.
unique feature of the Joy 300 is that, at the DMX setting 255, the
color and gobo wheels become sound active. This allows DJs to
program their own chase scene, using a DMX controller, and then have
that scene move to the beat of the music via sound activation.
Once the music starts to play, the lights will have a mind of their
own as they gyrate to the beat. DJs can program their own
shows, using 30 self programmable steps.
The effect can
also be operated as a standard intelligent fixture with any DMX
controller. It is equipped with 11DMX channels.
Other features of
the Joy 300 include: dimming of 0-100%, microstepping, and a
full-focusing lens. A convenience factor of the Joy 300 is its
long-lasting 3000-hour 300-watt discharge lamp, which requires less
there's a "smarter" way for theaters and clubs to cast
their stage performers in center spotlight-the new intelligent
FS-150SCi Followspot from Elation Professionals. A multi-color
DMX-512 followspot, the FS-150SCi comes with its own built-in
controller and can also be used with any DMX controller, to create
the perfect on-stage lighting for musicians, actors and other entertainers.
professional stage applications, this intensely-bright, moving
followspot will follow the action wherever it goes. Capable of
covering large areas, the FS-150SCi is ideal for handling the
spot-lighting needs of auditoriums, theaters and venues of all sizes.
With a palette of
7 colors plus white, the FS-150SCi Followspot will set the right mood
for any production or performance-whether sizzling-hot red, tranquil
blue or exotic purple. The FS-150SCi will also strobe in all
colors, allowing stage managers to crank up the visual excitement to
a pulsating frenzy at just the right cue. The unit features an
adjustable iris for precision-focusing on objects near and far away.
Extremely easy to
operate, the FS-150SCi gives users fingertip control over its
lighting functions. It comes equipped with a convenient
built-in controller, located on the back of the unit, which can be
used to change colors, strobe and adjust the iris. The
FS-150SCi can also be operated with an external DMX controller,
allowing the unit to be integrated with a theater's other lighting
equipment. The versatile followspot also contains its own
built-in programs, which will change light patterns automatically.
FS-150SCi, we have brought DMX technology to the traditional
followspot. This has resulted in a new, innovative, more
versatile stage lighting fixture," said Ron Ramirez, sales
manager for Elation Professionals.
is so versatile, the FS-150SCi can be used for a variety of
functions-from theatrical productions and music concerts, to speaker
programs, to spotlighting products at an expo or trade show."
constructed for heavy-duty applications, the FS-150SCi is fan-cooled,
weighs 27 lbs., and comes with a long-life 6000-hr. ZB-SC150
lamp. Suggested retail price is $1249.95.
Professionals specializes in premium lighting products that offer
superior performance for professional stage, club and institutional
use. The company offers a complete product line that includes
special effects, intelligent lights, controllers, strobes, foggers,
par cans, stage lighting and accessories.
information, contact Elation Entertainment Products at:
a scanner. . .no, it's a laser. . .no, it's two effects in one!
The revolutionary Pocket Scan, a new intelligent light from American
DJ, is as versatile as it is lightweight and compact.
Weighing just 10
lbs., this "almost-pocket-sized" effect can be operated as
either a color/gobo scanner or a sharp-beam laser-or both at the same
time. A DMX-compatible fixture, the Pocket Scan can "double
up" and produce dual effects, because it features simultaneous
halogen and laser operation.
Whether run as a
scanner or laser-or both-this little dynamo fixture will put on the
big-time light show of a unit many times its size. Loaded with
on-board visual effects, the Pocket Scan is equipped with 15 colors
plus white including split colors, along with 14 eye-popping gobo patterns.
to cover a lot of ground and produce sharp, vivid gobos, the Pocket
Scan features a full-focusing lens and X/Y mirror movement, with
170-degree pan and 110-degree tilt. To create its laser
effects, the Pocket Scan includes a 5mw Laser Diode with X/Y mirror movement.
The Pocket Scan
can be operated with a DMX controller, allowing users to create their
own programs. Or, it can be run as a sound-activated effect to
the beat of the music, or in stand-alone mode to its own internal programs.
feature is remote control. Users can change programs or black out the
lighting effects from up to 100 feet.
"At just 10
lbs., the Pocket Scan is the most compact full-featured scanner that
American DJ has ever made," said Scott Davies, general manager
of American DJ. "It is similar to our popular Mighty Scan,
but has been scaled down to about one-third the weight, so it's
extremely portable and great for mobile DJs or clubs where space is
at a premium.
Pocket Scan offers a new twist-the ability to operate as both a
scanner and laser," Davies pointed out. "This
revolutionary feature allows the Pocket Scan to put on a really
unique and spectacular light show. Being 'two effects in one,'
it gives users greater value for the dollar."
that users will appreciate is the Pocket Scan's digital DMX LED
display. This eliminates the need for dipswitches to set the
DMX setting, making the Pocket Scan more ergonomically-friendly on
Priced at just
$499.95 suggested retail, the Pocket Scan will help DJs and clubs
stretch their lighting budgets with its multi-effect capability.
The unit comes with a ZB-JCR 12-volt, 100-watt, 1000-hour lamp.
is a highly volatile chemical used to make dynamite, which is how
the new, explosive "Nitro" effect from American DJ got its
name. A sound-activated DMX-compatible moonflower, the Nitro
features gobo patterns that not only rotate, they actually pulsate
and vibrate, triggering off a chain reaction of special-effects
nitroglycerin, which explodes on contact with heat, the Nitro's gobo
patterns will literally explode upon hitting the floor and give off a
unique pulsating effect. Shimmying and vibrating across the
room, the pulsating gobos will fire up the electricity in any environment.
pulsating effect is caused by the Nitro's internal ability to
"overlay" gobo patterns. This causes the gobos to fade and
disintegrate on top of one another. Operating on a similar
visual principle to cartoon animation, this magical movement causes
the gobos to appear almost "life-like" as they quiver and
dance to the beat of the music.
To add to the
visual excitement, the Nitro's gobo patterns automatically change
every 5-7 seconds. The effect comes equipped with seven gobo
patterns plus spot in vivid, multi-dichroic colors.Not only do
the gobos pulsate, the Nitro's moonflower beams also rotate back and
forth to the music. As the music plays, the brilliant
moonflower beams sweep across the floor and can cover a large area,
turning any size club or venue into an "Electric Avenue."
combination of rotating and pulsating gobos make the Nitro a great
effect for DJs and clubs that want to present a super high-energy
light show," said Scott Davies, general manager of
American DJ. "The moonflower rays fill the room, while the
pulsating gobos appear on its floors and walls, giving you the
feeling of being surrounded by almost 'breathing' or life-like shapes."
Although the Nitro
is packed with enough power to single-handedly produce an
electrifying light show, it is linkable and can also be operated with
a DMX controller. DJs and clubs can add extra arsenal to their
army of special effects by using the Nitro in conjunction with other
units to create a truly combustible light show.
One thing the
Nitro won't blast is a hole in the wallet. For all its visual action
and excitement, it is priced at a highly affordable $279.95.
"Like all our
effects, the Nitro has been designed with the working DJ and average
club in mind," said Davies. "In addition to being
economical, it is an extremely easy-to-use piece of equipment."
The Nitro features
a single rotating gobo/color wheel. It includes a hanging
bracket for easy installation. Weight is 21 lbs., and
dimensions are 12.25" X 13.5" X 9.75".
DMX-compatible effect, the Marvel is a color/gobo projector
with a specially-designed concave mirror that shoots out images over
a wide area. Five smaller mirrors are attached to the
revolutionary-shaped concave unit, producing five gobos that "fan
out" in a row for maximum coverage of the club floor.
Loaded with visual
excitement, the Marvel contains 17 multi-color gobos, plus a large
and small spot. It can be run Master-Slave for a truly
astounding light show, or operated with a DMX controller (sold
separately) and programmed by the user.
well-engineered effect features 1.8-degree stepper motors for
extremely reliable performance, and comes with an ELC 24-volt,
250-watt lamp. It weighs 17 lbs. and measures 14.25" x
6" x 6.5". With a suggested retail price of just
$499.95, the Marvel offers exceptional value for an intelligent unit
with so many gobos and so much action!
Designed for high
output, the RazzMatzz will jazz up any size club with a total of 64,
multi-color beams of light, all sound-activated and moving to the
beat of the music. The beams are created by 32 double lenses, which
are configured four high in rows of eight, to project a
"textured" multi-dimensional light show.
features six dichroic colors plus white and comes with two LL-64514
lamps. A very compact unit for the amount of effects it
produces, the RazzMatazz weighs 11 lbs. and measures 11.5" x
13.25" x 11.75". Suggested retail price is $259.95.
American DJ's new
Show Designer DMX controller represents the ultimate marriage of
computer technology and user practicality. The controller keeps
getting "smarter and smarter" as technology advances,
thanks to the availability of continual software upgrades, which can
be downloaded directly off the internet into the Show Designer.
This downloading can easily be done from any Windows PC linked to the
Show Designer's trackball connector, using a standard PC serial
lamplink cable. As a result of being able to have its software
upgraded on-line, the Show Designer will never become obsolete, but
will always remain at the current state-of-the-art!
Of course, today
(as in the future) the Show Designer embodies the most advanced
technology in DMX lighting controllers. As its name suggests,
it offers users the capability to design their own visual effects
shows, orchestrating and controlling a wide variety of DMX
intelligent lighting fixtures. The versatile controller
actually comes with a large library of fixture settings for many
different brands of lighting equipment, built right into the unit.
handling a lighting presentation of virtually any size or scope-as
well as multiple shows simultaneously-the Show Designer can control
up to 512 channels, and up to 16 large fixtures (with as many as 32
channels each) or 16 groups of smaller fixtures. It can hold up
to 1024 scenes, 512 pre-sets, 256 chases and 256 shows.
Designer gives clubs and DJs the ability to pull together all the
different types of intelligent lighting fixtures in their repertoire
and control them all from a single master unit," said Scott
Davies, general manager of American DJ Supply. "Not only
does this provide great convenience, it also allows users to
integrate special effects from different manufacturers to create a
totally unique, customized light show. Their imagination is the
Davies pointed out, because the Show Designer is an upgradable
controller, DJs and clubs won't have to worry about its technology
becoming outdated, but will be able to use it for years to come, even
as they add new intelligent fixtures to their shows. "Our
goal at American DJ was to build 'The only controller you'll ever
need,' and we think the Show Designer fits that description,"
American DJs goals was to make the wizard-like controller easy for
users to operate, and here too the Show Designer is right on the
beam. It offers many user-friendly features and built-in
short-cuts, such as the ability to select fixtures and memories
easily from 16 convenient switches. There are also eight faders
that allow direct control of channel settings for 32 channel fixtures
using a bank switch. A 32-character backlit LCD display allows
for easy programming.
"pilots" the Show Designer via a large, easy-to-use rotary
wheel, which controls pan and tilt, chase speed, and crossfade times,
and can also be used for data entry. Pan and tilt can also be
controlled by a standard PC trackball.
many advanced features and capabilities, we made the Show Designer
easy for the average non-technically-oriented individual to
operate," said Davies. "That way, the user doesn't have to
focus on operational concerns, but can devote all their attention to
the creative aspects of lighting. The Show Designer is a tool
that can truly elevate the use of special effects lighting to a new
level of artistry."
The Show Designer
recently demonstrated its artistic merit with flying colors
(literally!), when it was used to control an award-winning special
effects presentation put on by American DJ, which won first place at
the 1998 LDI Show. The presentation, entitled "Images of
Arizona," utilized more than a dozen of American DJ's
intelligent lighting and special effects fixtures to convey
impressions of a day in the Arizona desert.
"All of the
effects were controlled by the Show Designer so that they were
perfectly choreographed with each other and with the music,"
related Davies. "The Show Designer really proved it could
handle a wide range of lighting effects simultaneously, with great precision."
As big as it is in
brains, the Show Designer is strictly "laptop" in size,
measuring 19" x 4.75" x 5.25" and weighing only 7
lbs. It features MIDI in, MIDI out, audio input, and a 3 pin
XLR connector for DMX512 output.
information, contact American DJ at: 1-800-322-6337 Fax:
Address: 4295 Charter St., Los Angeles, CA 90058. Web: