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GLP's impression X4 XL Given Impressive Workout at Nature One
Germany - With his reputation for piloting the lighting at two of Europe’s leading electronic music festivals — the German extravaganzas Mayday and Nature One — Thomas Gerdon is in high demand. The latter gave him the chance to use GLP’s new large-format impression X4 XL for the first time in addition to the impression X4 fixtures at a sold-out event attended by 72,000 people.
In charge of the main open air floor design, Thomas Gerdon has been involved with Nature One since 2002. "We really work closely to the music, tight to the beat." He says. "We don’t run timecode — everything is operated live and we can just freestyle and follow the music."
Gerdon already had 64 X4 heads incorporated into the stage design "but I really wanted the X4 XL to complete the design."
The X4 series lights were mounted on the open air stage floor for effect lighting, in the roof above the DJ and as front - and backlight for the DJs. In addition X4 and X4 XL were used as floor lights for further effects.
Each impression X4 XL head features 55 15W RGBW LEDs and a 7°-50° zoom; asked for his assessment, the LD described the experience as a memorable one. "They are very good looking and don’t have a base, which gives them a really sleek look. They have an enormous light output and the zoom range is really impressive; the pan/tilt speed is excellent - surprisingly so, as you don’t expect this when you see the size of the fixture.
"But the biggest advantage is the output — they really have an extreme lighting output which you don’t find in other LED fixtures. The pattern effects are also cool and because of the big amount of pixels you can create a lot of new looks."
"The manager of one famous DJ called me and said that the artist had remarked that it was one of the best lighting effects that he had ever seen - which was most unusual. It was really a great honour for us to get a feedback like this."
4th September 2014
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