DJ has come out with an ingenious mirror trick that will
allow DJs and clubs to get more versatility and value out of their
lighting effects. The company has introduced the Roller Tron and Scan
Tron, two new 2-in-1 special effects that feature a removable XY
innovative and easy-to-use feature, the removable mirror head allows
each effect to quickly convert from a scanner to a color changer --
faster than a magician can pull a rabbit out of a hat!
Keep the XY
head on, and these effects function as scanners that make broad,
sweeping movements across the dance floor. Or, take the head off to
stop the lighting motion and create beams that change colors like a
psychedelic chameleon. As a color changer, each effect can be used
with one of 14 exciting gobo patterns or with the spot
gobo to produce 11 different colored spotlights (plus white) with no pattern.
With their unique
ability to transform from a scanner into a color changer, the highly
affordable Roller Tron and Scan Tron fill a huge need in todays
lighting effects market. Many clubs now have both live
entertainment nights and regular house dance nights with a DJ,
observed Scott Davies, general manager of the American DJ Group of Cos.
dance nights, they want wilder effects, so a scanner would be the
proper choice. But for a live band, where they dont want the
lighting effects to detract from the performers, a color changer
would be subtler and therefore more appropriate. Either way, DJs and
club owners can rest assured that the Roller Tron and Scan Tron will
get the job done. The versatility of these effects also gives
them incredible value.
difference between the Roller Tron and the Scan Tron lies in the
number of beams each is capable of creating. The Roller Tron is a
barrel mirror scanner with a head that produces multiple beams that
move and scan. The Scan Tron head, on the other hand, produces a
single scanning beam.
The Roller Tron
and Scan Tron are intelligent effects that can be used with a DMX
controller. Both also offer the option of being run in
sound-activation mode, with a convenient sensitivity knob that
controls the degree to which each effect responds to the music. Best
of all is their capacity for expansion into entire lighting systems,
as multiple effects can be linked master-slave via XLR cable to run
scanner head is such a simple concept, yet its implications are
profound, Davies said. Thanks to this innovation, the
Roller Tron and Scan Tron are capable of performing double duty in
todays demanding and ever-changing nightclub environments.
The Roller Tron
and Scan Tron carry a list price of just $419.95 each. Each effect
features an extruded aluminum case design, dual hanging brackets and
an EZ lamp replacement door. A ZB-ELC 24-volt, 250-watt lamp and a
manual, full-focusing lens come included. Each effect measures 5.75
inches long by 10.25 inches wide by 20.75 inches high and weighs only