First launched back in August at DJ Expo 2015, the brand new Ricochet from ADJ will be available in the UK from this October. A hybrid LED scanner/beam unit, the Ricochet gives mobile DJs the ability to create powerful simulated laser effects in a range of colours.
ADJ has fitted the Ricochet with a high-power 20W LED source and a variable beam angle (4-120⁰), allowing users to create either a tight beam or a wider, flat laser-style effect. Due to the unit’s precision stepper motors and dual mirrors, mobile DJs can ensure that these effects move around the room quickly to produce a club-style atmosphere for their audience, while 29 in-built pattern macros allow various patterns to be projected onto the floor, walls and ceiling.
The Ricochet also offers users plenty of choice when it comes to the colour of these effects. The unit’s wheel lets mobile DJs choose between 10 hues – including the options to split them for a varied dual-colour effect – so they can generate the Ricochet’s beam, cone and wave-style effects and patterns in a range of striking colours.
The effects and patterns produced by the Ricochet can also be rotated, allowing extra movement, while zoom enables different-sized patterns to be projected onto the dance-floor or the walls of the venue. For mobile DJs working with a younger crowd, or for when the party really gets going, these effects can also be strobed, while the brightness can be easily controlled using the 0-100% electronic dimming.
“The Ricochet is the ideal way for our customers to create a laser-style lightshow without the excessive cost or the need for inconvenient health and safety precautions, like a variance in the United States,” explains Alfred Gonzales, National Sales Manager for ADJ USA. “By utilising its powerful light source, range of colours and rapid precision motors, a long list of users from club owners, to event producers to DJs can generate unbelievable laser-like effects and concise beams for a varied lightshow that will catch the eyes of their audiences without blowing their budget.”
When it comes to controlling the Ricochet, users can choose from various operational modes. Various automatic show modes can be triggered using ADJ’s separately sold UC-IR remote or the new Airstream IR controller designed for iOS devices (iPad or iPhone). Mobile DJs also have access to Sound Active mode, for simple but effective lighting displays in-time to music, as well as 12/15-channel DMX modes, for when they want in-depth control to create a more complex lighting display.
In the 12-channel DMX mode, various features can be controlled, including pan/tilt movement and shaking; colour selection, including colour changes and rotation; built-in macro pattern selection; pattern rotation and zoom; strobing; master dimmer; and special functions such as blackout and resets. Meanwhile, the 15-channel mode enables users to select pattern zero X and pattern zero Y, as well as control the pattern spin from 0-270-degrees.
From the Ricochet’s rear control panel, mobile DJs can also select pan and tilt inversion, allowing them to create a mirrored lightshow when using multiple units side by side. This is helped by its IEC in/out connections, which allow the power for up to 16 units to be daisy-chained at 120V.
For mobile DJs that want a compact, portable unit capable of laser-style effects, the Ricochet is ideal; weighing just 5kg and measuring 285 x 250 x 248mm. This compactness and low weight means that users can incorporate multiple Ricochets into their mobile setup, bringing concise beams and simulated laser displays to the events they work to make them memorable for their guests.
The Ricochet will be available soon at an SSP of £229.00.