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Avolites consoles and Fader Wing are a Titan solution for Gary Numan

Avolites consoles and Fader Wing are a Titan solution for Gary Numan
Avolites consoles and Fader Wing are a Titan solution for Gary Numan

UK Gary Numan recently returned to London for an emphatic show at London's Royal Festival Hall, with lighting designer Luke Edwards running lights from a Tiger Touch II and Wing, and using a Quartz networked in Multi-user for backup.

New Wave legend Numan, formerly of Tubeway Army, played in front of a crowded hall of loyal devotees, with Edwards contributing to the electric atmosphere with an industrial themed lighting show that perfectly matched Numan's catalogue of hits.

The show used a Robe lighting rig, supplied by TSL, which included five of their new BMFL fixtures, as well as 12 Pointes and eight 600 LED washes.

For this show, Edwards decided to extend the control surface of his Tiger Touch II with Multiuser, utilising a Tiger Touch Fader Wing and Quartz for the first time. "I was really impressed by something so small offering so much as it runs the complete Titan software," he says of the Quartz.

Edwards is a lighting designer of ten years, having made his first steps into the industry via a warehouse job as a teenager. Having now used Avolites for almost two years, he is also known for his work with acts such as Crystal Fighters, which he also operates on his very own Tiger Touch II. He cites Titan's ability to "let me do really complicated stuff, but also to create a hugely impressive show in a short time, when I'm on a deadline," as one of the reasons he consistently uses Avolites.

"It's a lot about the ease of use of Titan, combined with its great functionality," says Edwards. "People mistakenly think you can't do things like linking chases to cues on Titan. It actually has lots excellent features that put it right up there.

"To have a console the size of the Tiger Touch II offer 20 faders, ten buttons and a big screen, and still be small enough to fly as regular luggage is fantastic. It's always nice to take a console rather than a PC based solution on tour."

Edwards was pleased to have access to more faders for added control over the show. "Multi-user was awesome," he explains, "and I was able to use the Quartz as a fader wing as well. I can definitely see myself buying a Quartz – I'm considering the possibilities of having a completely cue stacked show. I'd never need any other desk!"

Edwards adds that the amazing show would not have been possible without his hard working crew: Ryan Nixon and Iain Wood and the ongoing support from Avolites.

Gary Numan commented that Luke's lighting: "Looked amazing, a great design," and praised him for his "hard work and attitude throughout the day," stressing that he 'killed it'.

In picture: Luke Edwards extended the control surface of his Tiger Touch II with Multiuser, utilising a Tiger Touch Fader Wing and Quartz.

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7th April 2015

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