Los Angeles, February
Lighting designer Scott Warner put his grandMA to work on Grammy
Award-winner Queen Latifah’s nine-week Trav’lin
last fall. The tour, which kicked off September 29 in Dallas and ran
through the end of November, supported Queen Latifah’s new
CD of the same name.
Warner had previously used the grandMA to control LED lighting for the
Pussycat Dolls, but this was the first tour where his grandMA
controlled moving lights. A.C.T Lighting is the exclusive North
American distributor of the grandMA.
“Having used another console for eight years I was initially
reluctant to give the grandMA a try,” Warner recalls.
after using the grandMA with the Pussycat Dolls and Queen Latifah, I
would never considering working with anything else.”
Warner gave Queen Latifah’s tour a vintage look with
3000s, 5Ks and Pixel Par LEDs, the latter used to change the color of
the singer’s logo. “We had a lot of saturated
not a lot of movement with the moving lights,” says Warner
also programmed the grandMA. “It was a case of high-tech
giving a low-tech look, and Queen Latifah was very happy with that.
He notes that, “with other consoles I have to figure out what
do. But with grandMA everything is there right in front of me --
it’s really easy, and it’s never, ever crashed. I
a one-off show with the Goo Goo Dolls; I walked in and did the show
overnight. I could never have done so much in such a short time with
any other console.”
With his purchase of the grandMA Warner believes he has made an
investment that will last. “It’s nice to have a
which I think is going to be around for many years,” he says.
“Consoles change so fast -- you're always learning one you've
never seen before. That's why I was originally reluctant to buy my own
grandMA. But once I realized I could customize it, I knew I needed it.
Now, there’s no going back. I couldn’t think about
another console on tour.”
"We have enjoyed working with Scott and I appreciate his kind comments.
One of the hardest things to do is facilitate someone’s move
another console. This is due to the complex nature of the relationship
between a designer/programmer and his control surface. Once Scott made
the change, he found new ways of putting his vision on stage as never
before. He is a welcome addition to the grandMA family," comments A.C.T
Lighting President and CEO Bob Gordon.
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