Visions Lighting keys crowd on Marco Antonio Solis Tour with Chauvet's Nexus LED panels

Sept. 1, 2014
SUNRISE, FL -- With more number one hits over the past 20 years than any other artist in Latin Music, Mexican crooner Marco Antonio Solis has earned the appellation “living legend” throughout the Americas, both South and North. A key reason for his enduring popularity can be found in the heartfelt connection he establishes with audiences. This emotional link was very much supported by LD Oscar “El Bro" Florez’s lighting design for Solis’ current tour, which features 16 CHAUVET Professional Nexus 4x4 panels supplied by Visions Lighting of Brea, CA.

“It was very nice to be able to illuminate the audience with color coordination based on the mood of the show,” said Todd Roberts, president of Visions Lighting. “As an artist Marco Antonio Solis is very one-on-one with his audience. The Nexus 4x4 panels were extremely helpful in allowing us to highlight different sections of the audience during different songs to reinforce this connection. They really helped key the crowd even more into the concert.”

Working with designer and production manager Andy Ruiz of Marbella Inc. Production Services in Irwindale, CA, Roberts positioned the 16 Nexus 4 x 4 panels on U-shaped truss that wraps around the downstage edge. From this position, the Nexus panels worked well as audience lights.

“We were able to incorporate the Nexus panels as house blinders and, at the same time, some amazing eye candy,” said Roberts. “Having fixtures that can create this impact and perform multiple roles is essential to helping you stretch your budget on tour.”

The Solis tour is filled with stops at large venues like Nassau Coliseum in New York and American Airlines Arena in Miami. In addition to the Nexus panels, the lighting rig features over 60 high output moving fixtures. This might present a challenge for weaker set pieces, but the output of the 16 Nexus panels is bold and intense enough to stand up to the size of the venues and other fixtures in the rig, according to Roberts. “The panel’s output cuts through the brightest beams,” he said.

Roberts also praised the warm reds and rich blues created by the Nexus panels. “Most of the songs in the set were very romantic, so we stuck with warm subtle colors,” he said. “However when the artist performed hits like "Mas Que Tu Amigo," there was no limit to the different chases/colors we would use. Our lead technician Rafa Avila, supported by Aldo Parenti and Shannon McGuinley, did a masterful job ensuring that the Nexus panels and all of the lights in our rig were ready to keep up with the performance. ”

Everyone involved in the tour, which has 22 stops in the US alone, has been pleased with the performance and road worthiness of the Nexus panels. “As soon as I showed Andy Ruiz the Nexus and all the cool things you could do with it, there was no doubt in his mind that he wanted to make these fixtures part of the show,” said Roberts. “By now everyone is glad he made this choice.”

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