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Nook Schoenfeld replied to Nook Schoenfeld's discussion LED Leko that runs off a regular dimmer
"Cincinnatti for sure Ben. "
13 hours ago
Nook Schoenfeld replied to Nook Schoenfeld's discussion LED Leko that runs off a regular dimmer
"Thanx for chiming in here Ford. Chauvet has certainly stepped up their game the last few years and are truly coming up with the great products at ridiculous prices. Thus giving young LD's with upstart bands a great chance to enhance their show…"
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Ben Dickmann replied to Nook Schoenfeld's discussion LED Leko that runs off a regular dimmer
"Nook, If you want to check one out, drop me a line I'll figure out how to get one in your hands. Of course I'll have it and it's sibling Fresnel fixture at USITT in a couple weeks for hands-on demos. -Ben"
13 hours ago
Nook Schoenfeld left a comment for Ben Dickmann
"hey Ben, Welcome aboard. Thanx for filling out the PLSN submission for me the other day, Nook"
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Ford Sellers replied to Nook Schoenfeld's discussion LED Leko that runs off a regular dimmer
"Hi Jacob and Nook, Yes, the Ovation ED190WW will accept the ETC Lens Tubes.  So, you can keep your existing ETC lenses (I've personally used them with every ETC lens from 5 degree to 70), and purchase the Chauvet Engine only, or you…"
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Check out these guys and the laser

Just ran across this clip from the Brit awards. Band called Royal Blood just slays it with just a bass and guitar. But the laser type thing above their heads is just killer. Here is a link to the video, followed by a link to the new cool toy used in it.…See More
15 hours ago
Nook Schoenfeld replied to Nook Schoenfeld's discussion LED Leko that runs off a regular dimmer
"Thanx Jacob. I wonder if these heads are actually able to be retrofitted to an etc leko. Or if they only fit on their own Ovation series."
Jacob Coakley replied to Nook Schoenfeld's discussion LED Leko that runs off a regular dimmer
"Nook! Love that fixture. Here's a video I took of it in action at LDI last year.  "
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Nook Schoenfeld replied to Nook Schoenfeld's discussion Mythos revealed
"It's extremely common for many new moving lights to need some quick modification or a software update. People in manufacturing plants ring the fixtures thru the ringer and try to make them fail so they can find the weak points and fix them. But…"
Alex Appolloni replied to Nook Schoenfeld's discussion Mythos revealed
"Good to know!  I heard a rumor that an initial batch of Mythos had some major issues but was unable to get any actual details as to who had them or what failed.  I will continue to consider that a rumor, but if I find out any real…"
Nook Schoenfeld replied to Nook Schoenfeld's discussion Mythos revealed
"You know they just started up touring in January. I think the LD put them out on Florida/Georgia Line tour and they are moving on to Kenny Chesney now. I have heard no news, which is probably god news, that they are all working fine. I know the…"
Alex Appolloni replied to Nook Schoenfeld's discussion Mythos revealed
"I got to see these at LDI last year.  Very cool concept!  How well has the product stood up to touring and otherwise regular use?"
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Martin M Touch Light desk

"Matthias from Martin says Lenovo makes a  M83 tiny computer that are inexpensive and will work great with this console. Cost around 500 bucks. But you could probably buy a 200 dollar Acer and be fine as well."
Feb 23
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Martin M Touch Light desk

"looking to build a small setup with this controller. anyone got a recommendation as of what computer to use? planning on using my 2 ELO2201L and a Matrox Triple head2go. What computer is good but not too expensive and performs well? Also anyone used…"
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Some people underestimate the importance of this case at the end of the gig.
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Lighting,Video,set design
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100 different bands and countless other shows
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Zap Technologies Big LED lite
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Every lighting fixture has some redeeming quality, you just have to search for it
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Just a bunch of Roadies

Posted on December 6, 2014 at 3:39pm 0 Comments

So there is group of roadies, led by the legendary Charlie Hernandez, who do a lot of good globally. Call themselves JABOR. They get food and medicine to countries that have been ravaged by natural disasters as well as good karma type stuff here in the states. Charlie recently wrote a letter that I would like to post here just to let you guys know what this cat is up to. Pretty phenomenal pay it forward type stuff.…


Race Track gigs

Posted on November 10, 2014 at 9:31am 0 Comments

In my career I have done concerts in all kinds of places. Minor league ball parks with stages towed behind tractors. State fairs where the stage was set on railroad tracks and moved into place. And then there's the circuit of race car events they seem to have every year. As I understand it, plenty of good old boy country acts play the Nascar circuit. Nascar is big time stock car racing I believe. Makes me think of the Dukes of Hazard. These races attract humongous crowds and I'm sure there…



Posted on October 30, 2014 at 10:57am 2 Comments

     It’s not that often that I get to play some club gigs. Usually it’s because one of my acts is playing a benefit show for a worthy cause, or they just want an occasional break from an arena to do an intimate show. Seems to be the trend now with bands doing residency stays in Vegas or other hot spots. The exception is when a group has some backing and is willing to pay my fee. I long ago accepted the fact that money talks, and when it does, I listen.

    So for a quick…


Last night in Dallas

Posted on October 20, 2014 at 8:45am 1 Comment

I screwed up again last night. Broke the number one rule in our biz. I assumed something again. I assumed the front of house table at the House of Blues was set up sturdily. I didn't check it. Slayer, the house LD didn't check it. Nobody had ever checked it as it got used successfully every night. Til I get there of course.

    I'm carrying a video wall and mini-mac Catalyst media server. Using a Martin M1 console this run. I receive camera feeds via rf from the stage. I have various…


Nice see in ya

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 8:19pm 0 Comments

      One of the greatest things about our biz is the ability to run into the same people at various gigs in your life. I mean unexpectedly. Last month I ran into two guys I hadn't seen since the eighties, at the same venue. We caught up. No need to become Facebook buddies or anything, just saying hi.

    Last night I was in Boston for a quick one show affair at some club. I walk into a pub next door to get some chow and a beer before the show. 5 minutes later my buddy John Macleish…


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At 6:21pm on December 16, 2014, Nicolas Canobbio said…

Thank you! Huntington is a great town!

I was hoping to get some answers to some questions about lighting an MMA cage for my events:

I have some lighting questions for a live MMA event. I wanted to properly light the cage similar to how the pro events you see on TV but on a budget.

I'm looking into the tripar LED lights to light the cage. The cage is roughly 26'x26' but in shape of hexagon.

How many of the lights would be needed to light the cage? How high up should we go above the cage?

Thanks for the help!

At 8:36am on September 12, 2014, Brian Berg said…

A dealer told me they were getting damaged in shipping. Makes you wonder how they hold up inside a console that bounces down the road in a truck continually. Other than that I haven't had any problems other than a couple small bugs.

I wish we could take the FX engine from a Hog and stick it in an MA. You'd have the perfect console! lol

At 8:11am on September 12, 2014, Brian Berg said…

I hear ya. I had to replace a Multi-touch in a MA2 Light this year and it cost $2800 for a reburb. A new one was $4k. I had to send it to ACT for repair. They won't let me do it myself.

At 12:09pm on March 3, 2014, Joe Leahy said…

Hi Nook, Bummer were going to miss ya in Detroit this time around. Unfortunately I'm here in Michigan doing shows, so no warm climate in my near future. Travel Safe and see ya soon, Joe

At 11:31pm on July 19, 2013, Steven Skippy Baldwin said…

Yeah, spent almost three years to heal up from losing Sallie, and stayed out of the biz.

New shows so show up, but always out of the blue, and tight notice. I still keep my cell phone handy for folks who are using say a Hog!1000. Man, with the right grouping I could make the thing really sing. I saw Tom McKeown's band a week or so ago. Great unplugged type style. Six people is a tall order, and he was cool with my production notes.

At 1:10pm on October 31, 2012, Mike Wharton said…

From lunch that day in Atlanta...! Took a while to find a pic for the profile. Thanks again buddy! 

At 7:57am on November 7, 2011, Kyle Intrabartolo said…
Congrats on the award Nook!!!!
At 7:47am on November 7, 2011, Wayne Lambert said…
Yikes! Sorry for the typo in that last post, NOOK!
At 7:43am on November 7, 2011, Wayne Lambert said…
The pictures of the Kid Rock show look fantastic!! Congratulations on the award, Nick!
At 4:40pm on October 31, 2011, cody stoltz said…
Hey nook congratulations on your award

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