Lighting Designer Richard Lambert chose a Zero 88 Orb XF desk from Eaton’s lighting control brand to control lighting for Cirque Enchantment’s inaugural 2017 UK tour.
Produced by Umbrella Productions and directed and choreographed by Stuart Glover, Lambert utilised an expedient sized lighting rig. The Zero 88 Orb XF sat at the heart of the lighting scheme. “When time is tight, you have to move very fast on site at each venue and the Orb XF has many assets including offline functionality so I could programme Stacks, or set up Groups and Palettes utilising pockets of down time,” explained Lambert.
Richard also specified a Zero 88 FLX as a portable and practical backup console. “The Orb’s cue list also allows for fast timing changes to be applied by parameter, so no lengthy keystrokes or key combinations are needed to get it sharp.”
The Zero 88 Orb XF, controlled the touring rig comprising 12 GPL X1s, 8 GLP X4Ss, 5 Chauvet Professional Intimidator LED 350 Spots and a pair of Claypaky HPE 300s, plus 2 ChromaBank LED battens all running over ArtNet.
An ethernet was run to backstage where ArtNet was converted to DMX via a Zero 88 Zero 88 EtherN.8, a 19 inch rack device offering flexible and reliable Ethernet to DMX / RDM data conversion. “The products have really come a long way in recent years,” Lambert commented.