Photo Credit: Simon Lee
Coupled with the brightness, pretty much every aspect of the fixtures was put to use. In fact, it was the sheer versatility of each of the ERAs that the LD described as “like having two fixtures in one.”
“I loved the mixing and colour palette., he continued, “The fact that the 800 and 600 are perfectly matched with colour and temperature is a real benefit, and the dimming curves were really super smooth. I loved the strobe, the zoom range, the animation wheel, and the gobos!”
The ERA 600s side of stage predominantly provided gobo washes on the band, occasionally shot out into the audience to hit a glitter ball. The ERA 800s were positioned back of stage with Luke describing their use in providing a fast transition from a super-tight beam with Iris into a huge stage-filling gobo as a highlight of the programming.