ETC Eos Ti Keeps The Dirty Rotten Scoundrels In Control
Posted on Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the devilishly cheeky, fun-filled Broadway musical that was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, is wowing audiences throughout Australia and garnering rave reviews wherever it plays.
The lighting design is by Nicholas Rayment with Kyle Bockmann programming his lighting with a brand new Eos Titanium (or “Ti”), ETC’s flagship lighting control console.
Ti features large-format, articulating multitouch displays with substantial programming surface. It also offers a dedicated multitouch encoder display, 20 user-definable buttons, a backlit keyboard, motorised faders, multiple USB and video ports.
Kyle is no stranger to the ETC range of lighting consoles and he described stepping up to the Eos Ti as awesome.
“I really like the direct selects as you can now have 5 x 20, as opposed to 5 x 10, and just having that extra layer makes programming on the TI much more efficient,” he commented. “It’s much quicker than having to scroll through pages for presets and groups. That was absolutely the biggest change for me.”
“Basically, ETC have taken what is already an amazing console and added a few improvements that have made it even better. Things like having the keyboard built into the console and having backlit keys made using the Ti a much more comfortable experience.”
Kyle remarked that the Eos Ti certainly cut down his programming time and he also noted that its processing power was much more powerful.
“Everything about it is quicker, slicker and much easier to use,” he said. “The quality of the buttons and the faders is great, just that little bit better.”
The rig, supplied by Chameleon Touring Systems, included Vari-Lite VL2500 washes and VL3500 spots. Kyle was impressed by the colour mixing and speed of the VL2500 wash, describing it as a fantastic light.