VMB Announces TE-046

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Our friends at VMB recently announced their new TE-046 telescopic lift.

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The TE-046 is based on the VMB’s TE-034, maintaining its compact features whilst being able to lift a total of 150kg (330lb) to a height of 4.6m (15′). TE-046 is made from 3 steel aluminum profiles, has an adjustable 3 position folding base, and comes with a handle for easy transport. It also includes the companies ALS (Auto Lock Security) system a safety feature which automatically locks the lift masts as they rise. The TE-046 is the ideal tool for any small to medium sized rental company looking to rig sound, light and/or Trussing quickly and safely.

Want to learn more? Call us at (518) 251-3302 or check out our VMB page and check out VMB’s entire range of lifts and find the right one for you.

Announcing Dura-Flex 12/3 SEOOW and SJEOOW Portable Power Cords

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Today we’re happy to announce Dura-Flex 12/3 SEOOW and SJEOOW portable power cords!


The new cable varieties are more flexible and weigh about 18% less than conventional Neoprene entertainment industry cable, making them even easier to handle and less expensive to ship. The UL listed cables meet RoHS requirements, feature a wider temperature range of –50ºc to 105ºc, and can take on the harshest environmental conditions.

Dura-Flex 12/3 SEOOW and 12/3 SJEOOW cables also feature:

  • Non-wicking polyprene fillers
  • Superior abrasion resistance and chemical resistance
  • A non-marking jacket
  • Higher dielectric strength compared to conventional cables
  • Higher tensile strength compared to conventional cables

For more information, including specification sheets, please see our portable power cords page at Dura-Flex.com

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Liberate Your Gear with CSL Service and Repairs!

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Liberate your gear with CSL Service and Repairs!

We’ve been servicing our own equipment for years and years, but today we thought “hey, why not offer this to everybody?”

That’s what CSL Service and Repairs is all about!

Give us your tired, your broken, your decommissioned assets yearning to shine brightly again! Send these, the outdated, your attention starved fixtures and consoles to us, and we will make them work like new again!

Put Creative Stage Lighting’s expertise to work on your stage lighting equipment! The trained technicians here at Creative Stage Lighting will give a new life of freedom to your production and rental inventories.

Get a jump start on 2015 – let us prepare your gear for a successful touring season! Ask us for a service quote at http://www.creativestagelighting.com/service/

CSL Lights the Steve Miller Band at Proctor’s Theatre, Schenectady NY

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CSL Rentals and Production provided lighting and production services to the Steve Miller Band at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady, NY. Here’s a sample of the gear list!

– (2) GrandMA 2 Full Size Consoles
– (16) Martin Mac III Profile
– (14) Martin Mac 2000 Wash XB
– (8) Clay Paky Sharpy
– (4) Martin StageBar 54S
– CM New Generation Chain Motors
– Kinesys DigiHoist Motor Control
– Tyler GT Truss
– Entertainment Power Systems portable power distribution
– Dura-Flex Cable

CSL Lights Strangefolk at the Flynn Center, Burlington VT

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Creative Stage Lighting recently lit Strangefolk at the Flynn Center in Burlington, Vermont! Among the gear used on this production was:

– GrandMA2 Full Size
– (12) Martin Mac III Profile
– (8) JB-lighting JBLED A7s
– (3) UltraTec Radiance Hazers
– Entertainment Power Systems Portable Power Distribution
– Dura-Flex Cable

Get creative! Put Creative Stage Lighting’s production expertise to work on your upcoming shows!

PLSN Reviews High End System’s SHAPESHIFTER

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Vickie Claiborne recently reviewed High End System’s SHAPESHIFTER in PLSN.

> The Shapeshifter is an exciting new LED fixture that moves beyond just being a simple LED wash fixture. The fixture is dynamic, and for that reason, it makes a great addition to a lighting rig on any type of show. Television, touring, and corporate event LDs should love this fixture for the new looks it brings to the tool bag. Plus, it’s a practical wash light as well, meaning an LD can get the best of both worlds.

Read the full review.

Hog 4 OS v2.5.0 Released

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High End Systems has released Hog 4 OS v2.5.0.

Besides bug fixes, High End has added OSC Output for Function Label Keys.

> The Hog 4 OS now outputs OSC messages in the form of text strings for the function key labels. This allows users to see both command key and user kind key labels on their OSC remote devices. Newly updated OSC templates that support this functionality are available for download in the beta forum.

[You can download the update for your HOG 4 board from High End System’s site](https://www2.highend.com/support/controllers/).

– [Hog 4 OS v2.5.0 Release Notes](https://www2.highend.com/support/controllers/release_notes/Hog4_v2-5-0-948_releasenotes.pdf)

44 Shapeshifters on David Guetta

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Lighting designer Jonathan ‘Leggy’ Armstrong on using High End Systems’ SHAPESHIFTERs and Hog 4 on David Guetta.

> “Being an EDM show, it’s all about being dynamic,” says Leggy. The SHAPESHIFTERs have proven to be extremely versatile. We can keep it simple and treat them almost like a standard wash fixture, then let loose with a barrage of effects. Whereas I would normally use wash fixtures to supply a base and rely on my profiles and beam lights for the impact, I found them taking a back seat as the SHAPESHIFTERs could give me the animated beam action we wanted, but in a form we’d never seen before. SHAPESHIFTERs give the ‘shock and awe’ that we are looking for, but I can also see the potential to give much subtler effects, which I look forward to exploring on a different production. The output is even more impressive than I’d hoped, which is important for the scale of shows we do which can be very large open air performances. Also, the Indigo back-lighter has a much bigger impact than I first imagined; it’s a great effect in its own right. So far the fixtures have been extremely reliable – I’ve finished every show with 100% functioning.”

Creative Stage Lighting is the Master Distributor for High End Systems in the USA. Whether you want to buy or rent SHAPESHIFTERs for your own productions, Creative Stage Lighting has you covered. Call us at (518) 251-3302 for your mind shift!

HOG 4 Training at TLS Productions: Ann Arbor, MI, September 23 & 24

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Want to get your Hog on, but don’t know how? CSL will be offering HOG 4 training this month at TLS Productions as part of TLS’s open house and new products showcase.

This $250 introduction course covers the powerful Wholehog Control Software, which is used on the HOG 4 Console, Road Hog 4, Full Boar 4, and Hog 4PC. This hands-on class will use the Wholehog operating system on all platforms connected to Light Converse. The class will cover console layout, patching, editing fixtures, programmer, timing, palettes, cue lists, options and directory, page directory, scenes, saving shows and much more. There is a multitude of hands-on exercises with each section covered.

Class Times

– 9/23: 10:30AM – 6PM
– 9/24: 10:30AM – 4PM

Half hour lunch break each day

Space is LIMITED – so register today!

For more information please see [CSL’s Training page](http://www.creativestagelighting.com/training/). You can also [sign-up online](http://www.creativestagelighting.com/training/hog4/).

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