Dutch trance music DJ and producer Armin van Buuren’s radio show "A State of Trance" (ASOT) has been going strong since 2001. To celebrate its 700th episode on June 6th, a huge live show took over The Dome in Mumbai, India, lit by Elation Professional’s new Platinum SBX moving head along with Platinum Beam 5R and ELAR 180 PAR fixtures.
ASOT attracts 33 million listeners weekly through 100 FM radio-stations in more than 80 countries. For the ASOT 700 party, held in association with SUNBURN, The Dome was decked out in a large intelligent lighting package for performances by Armin van Buuren, Cosmic Gate, Orjan Nilsen, Super8 & Tab and Ruben De Ronde.
Star Dimensions India Pvt Ltd provided lighting, trussing and LED screens for the event, with lighting design handled by André Beekmans of The Art of Light and lighting operation by Michael Seeverens, also of The Art of Light.
Some 54 Platinum Beam 5R moving heads worked with a large LED screen to give visual life to the music from a semi-circular truss and flying bar, while 40 ELAR 180 PAR RGBWA lights provided ambience lighting in the arena.
Six of Elation’s new Platinum SBX hybrid moving heads were used in conjunction with an MYO gesture control system via the lighting console. Armin van Buuren wore an MYO wristband to manipulate the Platinum SBX fixtures, giving him personal control of the beams from wherever he was on stage.
Ashish Mehta, director at Star Dimensions, commented: "We only use Elation fixtures for all our concerts and shows because they are very versatile. We also wish to give special thanks to Maarten Hoogland and his team at ALDA Events in The Netherlands.”
54 x Elation Platinum Beam 5R
6 x Elation Platinum SBX
40 x ELAR 180 PAR RGBWA
4 x Elation Opto Branch 8
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