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New impression X4 XL Adds Sting to Scorpions Lighting Set
Germany - Rainer Becker, long-serving LD for legendary German rock band, the Scorpions, has frequently turned to GLP’s evolving impression family of LED heads when designing his touring sets; but he has now gone a step further by becoming the first adopter of the company’s new X4XL moving head for the latest MTV Unplugged series.
Producing an amazing amount of light output, the impression X4 XL uses 55 RGBW LEDs and offers a zoom of 7° to 50°. Providing Becker with ultimate flexibility the fixture works equally well as a narrow beam light — with hard edge capability — or as a smooth wash light with even coverage at wider angles. "I had been waiting for an LED spotlight with high output, and the X4XL delivers that along with an unbelievable zoom; this fixture is a must on outdoor stages" he confirms.
Consequently, six of the X4 XL fixtures were positioned along the front edge of the subwoofers, with Becker declaring: "I prefer big effects. They have so much power that if you set the zoom to zero they will hurt people’s eyes so you have to fire them over the heads of the audience." Literally an ‘over the top’ effect then.
MTV Unplugged was originally recorded in August last year in the Greek capital of Athens. "I did the set and lighting design for this show — and based on this, the band asked me to make an adapted arena version," said the LD. "For the rock shows I always request 30 GLP impression XL in the technical rider wherever possible." With 240 K2 LEDs, he says this is his ‘go to’ solution when it comes to LED wash lights.
Summing up, Rainer Becker says he has been extremely happy with the debut performances of the impression X4 XL. "The lights looked great the way we used them - as ‘skytrackers’ above the audience - and even the band noticed that we had a new toy.
"I’m looking forward to seeing how they will perform when we use them outdoors, as they can easily replace molefays!"
21st July 2014
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