ChamSys to showcase at PLASA Focus Leeds

ChamSys is promoting the UK debut of its new MagicQ MQ500M+ Stadium Console at PLASA Focus Leeds with the slogan “Go Where No Other Console Has Gone Before”. The latest addition to the company’s MagicQ M series is capable of supporting 400 universes directly from the console without requiring external processing.

Along with showcasing this tool in the UK for the first time, ChamSys will also be opening new vistas to show-goers with a series of educational sessions, including a guest LD session by two-time TPI Lighting Designer of the Year Ed Warren, who has run shows by The Strokes, Interpool, Mumford & Sons and many other artists on ChamSys consoles. Joining Warren in these learning sessions will be James Harrison and Dan Combs of ChamSys. The sessions will take place throughout PLASA Focus at the Lancelot Room of the Holiday Inn, a short walk from the Royal Armouries show site.

On the show floor itself, visitors will have the opportunity to see firsthand the MagicQ MQ500M+

Navigating the MagicQ MQ500M+ also is easy, thanks to its two Display Port++ External Monitor ports, and inbuilt Wi-Fi (for connection of Remote Focus application), and an inbuilt 4-port Gigabit Network Switch. The console also features RGB-illuminated faders and encoder playbacks, with 15 fully motorised fader playbacks, 15 encoder playbacks and 12 backlit multi-purpose Macro/Execute/Playbacks/Palette keys – for a total of 42 playbacks!

The MagicQ MQ500M+ Stadium has inbuilt MagicVis 3D Visualiser with high quality beam and gobo rendering. It also comes with four DMX ports, an intensity wheel, and 100mm split crossfaders for theatre control.

Joining this tool in the ChamSys stand will be the new MagicQ Compact Connect, a lightweight USB control surface that connects to a PC or Mac, to control lighting, media, and LEDs. This portable console has two direct DMX512 outputs and sends up to 64 universes of ArtNet and sACN directly from its onboard network port without the need for additional licenses or dongles. The design of the Compact Connect provides illuminated access to fixture parameters via eight rotary encoders and live show control through 10 playback faders featuring Flash, Go and Select buttons as well as dedicated Grand Master and Crossfader for overall level control.