San Juan, Puerto Rico — CHAUVET® Professional lights accompanied Gilberto Santa Rosa, bandleader and singer of salsa and bolero, during the first concert of his tour at Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferre. David Ayala designed the lighting for the 36 CHAUVET® lights, provided by rental company Musique Xpress.
The all-women band backing up Santa Rosa's performance played from circular podiums of different heights placed in two groups of four on each half of the stage. Behind these podiums, on the floor, Ayala placed 12 Q-Washâ„¢ 560Z-LED wash fixtures, lighting the band while shooting bright beams towards the ceiling.
Ayala placed six COLORadoâ„¢ Batten 72 Tour linear wash lights at the front of the stage bathing the floor and singer in color. Placed at the base of the podiums other four COLORadoâ„¢ Batten 72 Tour fixtures discretely lit the instrumentalists. Ayala programmed each grouping separately, bringing different colors to its design.
Above a central video wall, Ayala placed six Q-Washâ„¢ 260-LED compact moving head lights high on trussing, which intensely downlit the performers. Installed above smaller video panels connected to the central one, eight COLORadoâ„¢ 3p IP wash banks downlit the stage area from the upper truss.
Ayala was impressed with the performance of the high-power wash Q-Washâ„¢ 560Z-LED. “I love its colors; it has a great zoom and low power consumption.”