Jands Vista I3 lighting consoles have provided show lighting control for the latest tours of high-profile Portuguese artists Blasted Mechanism and João Pedro Pais.
Portuguese lighting design company, Lamp On! Creative Solutions have three Vista I3 lighting consoles in their rental stock for use by its team of lighting designers, Vitor Azevedo, Pedro Azevedo and Rui Rodrigues.
The company chose the mid-range Vista I3 model due to its combination of affordability and built-in Linux operating system, providing an ideal touring solution.
Lighting designer Vitor Azevedo used one of the Vista lighting consoles on the recent João Pedro Pais Portuguese tour to launch their latest album, A Palma E A Mão.
The wide variety of venue sizes ranging from small clubs to large outdoor arenas necessitated the assistance of different local suppliers and rigs on a daily basis. As with his previous tours using the Vista, Vitor found that the console’s generic fixture model allowed him to easily change fixture types as the rigs were different at each venue.
Speaking of the challenges while on tour, Vitor said that they had to swap between different lighting equipment suppliers as well as different festival rigs with a lot more fixtures and theatre shows that involved a different patch every night.
The Vista lighting console’s generic fixture model gave them the flexibility to adapt to the daily changes and still maintain the same high quality stage looks.
Lamp On! Lighting designer Pedro Azevedo is impressed by the Vista’s visually-based user interface, which enables him to build his shows more effectively.
Pedro said that Vista lighting controls enabled him to create the stage looks and effects much faster than previous consoles. Commercially, this translated into more efficiency that allowed the lighting design team to exceed their customers’ demands for the final production.
Other Lamp On! clients whose shows have recently been controlled by Vista lighting consoles include Buraka Som Sistema, TeraTron and the Anjos.
The company introduced freelance lighting designer, Cristóvão Veríssimo to the Vista for the current international tour of electro-rock band Blasted Mechanism. After the introduction, Cristóvão received training and technical support for his first Vista tour from Portuguese dealer, Garrett Audiovisuals.
Blasted Mechanism has a reputation for their highly theatrical live shows, which involve elaborate alien-themed costumes, visuals and unique musical instruments. The Vista’s timeline has proved the perfect tool for the band’s vision, which requires perfect synchronisation between sound, image and light.
Featuring a main lighting rig supplied by Coimbra-based production company Stageland, the show is time-coded with a separate cuelist for each of the 27 songs and about 700 steps.
Commenting on Vista’s timeline, Cristóvão says that he can modify all parameters of fixtures and times of cues in a way that takes much less time than on other consoles used previously.