The massive electronic music event has had two Pixelmap Studios designs in which the premium control and lighting brands represented in Spain by Stonex stand out.
Electronics, light and a lot of dancing meet every year in Villaricos (Almería) where thousands of people gather for four days to enjoy one of the biggest musical shows nationwide divided into two stages: Main Stage y Dreams Tent.
Spectacular lighting plays a leading role in these types of events where the choice of material is of the utmost importance. In the last four years the design of the scenarios has been a work of Eduardo Valverde de Pixelmap Studios counting on material from the rental company Fluge.
In their designs the common factor is the construction of gigantic structures that create the illusion of being before an authentic temple of music. Among the most recent are the festival stages Love the Tuenties, Love the 90s, A Summer Story, Hallowants and in the events Red bull Battle of the Roosters, Among others.
“In the case of Dreams Tent the main complication was to convert a tent of 100 meters long by 40 wide in a club ”, explains the designer, who this year has worked alongside Carlos Fernandez. "We had to look for that closeness between the DJ and the public and that this be at ease, creating that intimate atmosphere except for the peak moments, where you have to dazzle to increase the work of the DJs," he continues.
The power of MA Lighting in command
Controlling a scenario in which so many devices converge and in which its synchronization with music is so important is not work for any console. MA Lighting It has been the brand chosen once again to take control of the lighting of the two scenarios. "It is the most stable and comfortable of the consoles we work with, and thanks to its network system we can make large parameter expansions to handle large facilities," says Eduardo. “Only on stage Dreams Tent we handle more than 400 lighting fixtures of which 240 were mobile spotlights, ”he adds.
Two GrandMA2 Full-size were in charge of the control of Main Stage which had almost a thousand luminaries. This powerful console is still the favorite choice of many companies waiting to make the leap to the latest technology with the new GrandMA3.
Its power and versatility make it the most reliable console in the market for large live shows, with software profiled for years that offers maximum security in events where failures are not supported.
About the time that has been saved David Carrasquillas in programming, Eduardo says that "thanks to the benefits and architecture of the MA, we never start from scratch, since we can mix bases and patterns from previous shows creating new, more powerful environments than ever before"
Stage Dreams Tent meanwhile it had two GrandMA3 full-size For lighting control. The manageability of this new console together with its power have created great expectations in the sector. Users especially appreciate the trust offered by the brand and all the possibilities that are yet to come with the new software for MA3.
Spectacular premium lighting with Claypaky
In this scenario also highlighted the presence of devices Claypaky. The Italian brand has earned the trust of professionals in the sector with a portfolio of products that, despite being constantly evolving, maintains iconic luminaires that offer great light output and durability. On this occasion almost two hundred luminaries of Claypaky have been selected by the designer Eduardo Valverde to work on this stage, entirely dedicated to Techno music.
Highlights an endowment of 86 emblematic units Aleda B-EYE k10 They were spread across the stage. “It is a wash to which we have a special appreciation, since it is very versatile. We can close the zoom and create a very powerful beam, open it to create environments and use its effects model with its rotate and their matrices ”, according to Eduardo. Its light capacity is the sum of 15W for each of its 19 LEDs, making it a very present model in outdoor shows and even in broad daylight.
A total of 48 Sharpys in the upper part of the tent. “These devices served as a backbone joining the stage with the dance floor. thanks to its powerful hazes, they could be seen throughout their journey from beginning to end. ” The power of your lamp Osram, the cleanliness of its beam and its small size - only 19kg - make Sharpy a star focus that stands out in any type of montage, from show to television.
Finally, the powerful Stormy Claypaky offered strobe light. During the events of electronics this type of effects are practically obligatory and the choice in this case has opted for this product according to its light capacity and its popularity in rental companies. For this show there was a total of 64 units.
In Spain, the company Stonex is an official distributor of MA Lighting y Claypaky, among other well-known brands. As a national reference in professional lighting and stage engineering, Stonex brings more than 39 years of experience offering integral solutions for the sectors of entertainment, entertainment, architecture and emergency lighting; comprising the design, supply, installation and maintenance of scenic equipment and premium lighting.