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Vista 3 by Chroma-Q shows its versatility onstage for Don Broco Tour

Lighting designer, Ben Inskip is using the new Vista 3 by Chroma-Q® lighting & media control system to deliver his dynamic design for fast-rising British rock band, Don Broco’s current international tour. A Vista user for the past six or so years, Ben has been impressed by the platform’s simple approach to lighting control whilst still enabling programming of complex shows. Ben commented: “One of my favourite things about Vista is how easy it is to move between such different environments and still retain a huge amount of programming. Vista’s generic fixture model easily handles large amounts of fixture swapping into my design, without the need for any further time-consuming alterations from myself.” Ben’s design features a lot of complex timecoded cue lists programmed to match the fast-paced, energetic tempo of the songs, which mix up rock, pop and hardcore musical styles. His portable Vista setup consists of a Vista S1 connected to a high performance PC laptop running the Vista 3 software, with a Vista M1 serving as an extra wing and a Mac laptop as a backup. The full production rig includes triangles of LED battens, moving lights and strobes. Everything is controlled by Vista, including pixel mapping and media content playback. Ben commented: “I chose not to use separate media servers for this design as I could achieve all the looks I wanted in Vista 3. I had a lot of fun programming the LED triangles. Vista’s Effects and Matrixes gave me a huge amount of options and effects to try out, and I could manipulate them very quickly.” Summarising his Vista 3 experience, he commented: “Vista is getting better and better. Although I’ve always loved how graphical it is, using Vista 3’s new command line feature for certain tasks has made my programming even quicker, so now you really have the best of both worlds at your fingertips.”

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