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pixel FLEX soft LED and hires

"Of Course PixelFlex has other LED products in their arsenal, ranging from soft LED curtains to Standard straight video panels."
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pixel flex rotating module

"Each PixelFLEX module has a hinge on either side to bend each individual video tile. As you can see, one can adjust the degrees of curve on each piece by hand, up to 10 degrees either direction. Concave or convex, you choose."
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Pixel FLEX curve

"Pixel FLEX displayed their innovative curved video wall. This is the 8mm stuff currently out with the Luke Bryan tour. This gear is not like the other panels you see in slightly bent 10 degree increments. Check out the next picture."
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Lyntech controls

"Imagine you left the lights on in your shop (or heavens forbid the AC or heat) when you are driving home for the day. You have an app like this on your phone. Simply pull the car over and turn off any circuit you want while you sit there. If I were…"
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Lyntech circuit breakers

"Sorry about the side ways view. This is a product from Lyntech who came circuit panels for buildings. While not new technology, what this company has done is pretty phenomenal in the world of circuit breakers. They can be turned on or off from a…"
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Martins Rush series of lights

"Martin lighting displayed their line of RUSH products made for nightclubs and smaller venues. On the right is the new MH5 fixture that is a hard edge light with a 750watt LED for a light source. Color and gobo wheels inside."
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Martin M Touch Light desk

"Martins' M-Touch console. A PC based mini console that is fed power thru a USB cable attached to the PC. It has one universe of dmx running the normal Martin M series software. The faders are touch sensitive panels that you simply slide your…"
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Wildfire on

"When white light is doused and a single Wildfire fixture from 10' away is illuminated, we get this view. No longer does the fixture have to warm up to light a black light scene. Instant on and off with a cool UV strobe effect as well."
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Wildfire off

"These are 4 UV painted/printed panels that are treated so that they appear as a simple white curtain under normal light situations. The next pic shows you what they turn into. "
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Wildfire 6 cell UV light

"Wildfire displayed its' latest UV LED fixture. It has 6 heads that dim and strobe."
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Aesen 3d video product

"Aeson is a company that makes all sorts of video products. But what was really cool is that they make Custom shaped eye candy items. This particular stand is made up of triangular shaped video panels formed into an abstract pyramid formation. These…"
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Creative Conners push stick

"This device is designed to pull something across the stage, like a set piece of a wagon. Through pulleys and cables it's a lot less sophisticated than what I would have thought. Great engineering. "

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100 different bands and countless other shows
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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…


Done done and I'm on to the next one.

Posted on October 9, 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

OK, I'm done working with my first so-called Legend. Meaning old guy who sold a bazillion album a bazillion years ago. It was fun yet uneventful. Now I'm moving in the other direction. Going to light a young act from Australia calling themselves the Janoskians. This term stands for Just Another Name Of Silly Kids In Another Nation. They are basically a singing comedy troupe from the streets of Melbourne that has made it semi famous thru a series of you tube videos that have gone viral. While…


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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
At 1:59pm on May 17, 2010, William R Strawn said…
Indeed it is Bill Strawn from Sac/Branson and beyond :) As I recall the nickname, garnered during our stint with the Steve Winwood tour, was "The Hub".
Drop me a line at and let's catch up. Lots to tell :)

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