CHAUVET DJ’s New GigBAR IRC Offers Four-In-One Lightshow
CHAUVET DJ has released its new GigBAR IRC – a portable lightshow package that combines LED pars, LED derbies, strobes and a laser into one portable unit. The new multi-effects bar fixture gives mobile DJs an easily transportable and simple-to-use solution, allowing them to update their show with eye-catching effects without the need to carry a large number of units.
The GigBAR IRC contains two par fixtures, powered by six 2.5-watt tri-colour (RGB) LEDs; two LED derbies, which shoot out 42 red, green and blue rotating beams; one adjustable green laser; and four high power, white LED strobes. These effects work together to produce a varying display of colour, movement and depth, making the GigBAR IRC ideal for mobile DJs wanting to fill dance-floors with bold washes of smoothly mixed colour, moving patterns, futuristic laser effects and intense strobing with chase and slow motion effects.
The unit features built-in automated and sound activated programs that incorporate all of the four effects – great for DJs just starting out or with limited knowledge of DMX – while in-depth and a more customised look can be achieved using DMX mode, with three channel modes available: 3, 9 and 20. Meanwhile, to cover wide areas, multiple GigBAR IRC units can be run in master/slave mode; controlled by the wireless footswitch (from a distance of up to 30 metres) or the IRC-6 remote controller (from a distance of 9 metres).
“The GigBAR IRC offers the perfect solution for DJs, musicians and mobile entertainers who want to upgrade their performance with a complete multi-effects lightshow, but might not be sure how to choose and operate individual effects to get them to work together,” said Nick Airriess, Product Manager for CHAUVET DJ. “Everything you need is packaged in this one very affordable and portable setup, including four of today’s most popular club lighting effects, along with built-in programs that merge them all together into turnkey lightshows that virtually anyone can operate. But although we designed the GigBAR IRC to be very easy to use, it’s also flexible enough to adapt to a wide range of venues, events and needs.”
Remaining compact enough to take on the road, despite its many effects, the GigBAR IRC weighs in at 6.6kg, measures 1,185mm in length, and includes carrying bags, a tripod and mounting brackets; meaning it’s easy for mobile DJs to transport and quick to setup.
For further convenience, the heads on the GigBAR IRC are interchangeable and adjustable, so they can be mounted in different spots to suit the needs of the user. This flexibility makes the fixture especially suited to the requirements of the wedding DJ.
The GigBAR IRC is available now. Look out for a full review in Pro Mobile Issue 69, out January 2015.