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FloppyFlex on the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour
USA – This winter, Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Ghost of Christmas Eve tour celebrated 20 years on the road. Described by the Washington Post as “an arena-rock juggernaut,” the path-breaking band’s blitz tour included 33 states and 106 shows in just 46 days, an achievement by any measure for musicians, machines, and mankind!
The band “churns out a maelstrom of sound every bit as visceral and dazzling as the accompanying light show,” said the Daily Times of Knoxville. The Daily Herald of Salt Lake City, extols the “jaw-dropping display … constantly something captivating to watch.”
Credit for such praise goes to production/lighting designer Bryan Hartley, director of touring and production Elliot Saltzman and the entire TSO production team. The production incorporated 140 total metres of FloppyFlex Digital RGBW LED neon encircling seven, three-metre diameter moving trusses.
“FloppyFlex was the perfect solution,” says Bryan Hartley. “I was looking for a product I could wrap around my seven circular trusses over the stage; I needed a super-bright, neon-looking product that was flexible and reliable. FloppyFlex gave me the precise look I needed for my design. I was very happy with FloppyFlex and received many compliments on the overall look as well as the product.”
“Two complete sets of the ‘pixelated’ digital FloppyFlex were provided,” adds Rusty Wingfield of PRG, “one each for the east and west coast legs of the tour. That’s 280 metres total, all of which we received with connectors pre-installed by TMB, all driven by FloppyDrive Digital portable DMX control drivers.”
PRG is the global partner of choice for the world’s leading entertainment and event producers, designers, and creative talents. They stage some of the most unique, challenging, and ground-breaking projects across a broad range of markets. PRG is on-site, from concept through execution, with creative and cutting-edge production solutions.
FloppyFlex, highest-quality, professional grade, flexible LED neon is the perfect replacement for glass neon: super-bright, easy to use, long lasting, durable and, at 24VDC, safe. Perfect for use indoors, outdoors, and even underwater, FloppyFlex is available in three sizes, in eight standard white colour temperatures ranging from 2100K to 5700K and standard colours of red, green, blue, yellow, orange and amber. Also available are RGB and RGBW colour-changing versions, plus digital RGB and RGBW with DMX multi-pixel control. For even greater application flexibility, new silicone versions, for the most extreme conditions, round up the range. Side-to-side and front-to-back bend options are both available and accessories include a wide range of mounting profiles. TMB complements the FloppyFlex range with a complete selection of FloppyDrives for entertainment production and architectural applications, in truss-mount, rack-mount, DIN-rail, and IP-rated versions.
TMB distributes FloppyFlex LED neon and ProPlex FloppyDrive products worldwide.
18th January 2019
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