Welcome to episode one 50 of the Mod Scenes podcast. So, although typically we talk a lot about stage backdrops on this podcast today, we’re talking about DMX hoists and how they can be useful to you. This is actually a continuation of episode 1 49, where we talked about DMX pixel voice. Um, so if you haven’t checked that out, hop back, check that out episode 1 49 about GMX voice. We kind of go over a little bit of specifics on the pixel voice, uh, their control. Um, and we’re going to get a little bit deeper into some of the mapping and some of the cool things you can create with it. Uh, so here we go. Let’s jump in. Um, so, and as I mentioned in the last podcast, um, our, our DMX voice, uh, we’re the only ones in the country that have this pixel control. So it’s a little bit something a little bit different.

That’s why we’re doing a podcast on it. Um, Ian, because I really liked to play with it because I’m a lighting geek at heart. So, uh, so yeah, uh, the, so GMX pixel control, um, so we were talking about the matrix software that we use. So matrix allows you to map, uh, in a 3d space, your pixels that are on your, uh, different, uh, your different fixtures, your DMX, voice fixtures. Uh, the other great thing with that is you can also map in if we wanted to map it and say you have some epic strips or some other products that are not, not already Amex voice, you can map those into the software as well. Um, we use, uh, we actually use a DMX merge for our, uh, to control our DMX hoists, um, and DMX pixel voice. So all of the pixel content comes from matrix and all of the pan and tilt con well tilt content. Call today for your stage backdrops.

Uh, the movement content comes from our lighting console. That way we can have the most amount of control, and if we need to move something up, uh, we can do it. Um, and all of our content is triggered from the, the lighting console. So ultimately the lighting console has all the control, but you can build all your content similar to how you would do a media server or something like that. Uh, within matrix, I mean, matrix is essentially a pixel control media server. Uh, it also has some really cool features that you can, uh, use like, uh, sound activation so you can make it so that, uh, say for example, you have a kick drum that hits really hard, and you want to make that, uh, make that a big deal. You can create a piece of content that only turns on when the kick drum is head.

So whenever the, the computer gets the sound of the kick drum, she can either do that through. And then through a microphone, uh, that’s feeding it like an internal mic, uh, in the computer. And depending on how loud it is or what you wanna do you want to pick up or the better way to do it is you can send like an ox feed from your audio desk, uh, into the, the, uh, into the console with just the things you want. So think like a monitor mix, actually, that’s probably even the better, the better way to, to do it. So a lot of people will do like a monitor mix for clip track, like when you’re doing a show. Uh, but I would essentially essentially use that monitor back with, uh, on an eighth inch to eighth inch cable plugged in from the, the, uh, the wireless to the, to the AR or the wired, uh, in the ears to the, uh, uh, to the major’s console. Call today for you stage backdrops.

So then you can have your kick drop going, uh, as it hits, uh, it turns your lights on, or you can, you know, you can have different scenes in a monitor console, so you can have different scenes that are called up, uh, to have it do different things for your audio feed, and you can turn the audio feed on and off natively within matrix or within, from, from your lighting console, uh, which is pretty cool. Um, also another thing that you can do is you can actually, uh, use video content in matrix. So matrix will, uh, take almost, uh, almost any type of, uh, video content you’ll throw at it. It’ll import that, and it’ll play it back. Uh, so you can import a video and play it back over your pixels. And since they’re obviously a lower resolution than say, like a 4k screen, uh, you’re going to have, it’s going to give you the field, probably, maybe not the exact look, but it’s going to give you the feel of, of the look.

Uh, we did a really cool piece for gateway church, where we use the DMX boys, that DMX pixel voice, uh, excuse me. Uh, we use the DMX pixel voice to, uh, to play back a video. So it was a blue and Amber and pink video, uh, like a dark blue. Um, so we were, we were trying to create this really nice visual that matched a video content on the center led wall. Um, so we played back that footage and it was perfect because some of the boys had like a section of blue with a section of pink Isabel, and had, you know, just a section of pink and it really spread out across all the voice stage backdrops. And he gave us the exact look we were trying to create. Um, and it was continually moving and as the video morphed and went more blue than more paint than more Amber, like back and forth, um, the hoist morphed with it in time because everything was triggered at the same time.

Uh, so that was a really cool, a cool thing to see in bowling to have a, um, to ha have the pixel always do and have do through matrix. Um, so yeah. So, um, let’s see, what else can I tell you about the pixel voice? Um, so, uh, in addition to like our standard pixel, always, which is just a clear tube where you can directly view the pixels, uh, we also do a couple of different trouts for them. We do a frosted trout, which is, uh, similar to our, uh, similar to our RGB tubes. So it’s a bigger tube. It, uh, it’s frosted, so it looks, it looks nice. Um, uh, and then we also do a, the foil and lanterns, which is a core class Lanter, and that goes around the tube, uh, which those are really cool because they’re really large, uh, take a little bit of time to build on site, but they, uh, they were really cool visual.

Uh, you see a bunch of videos of that on our website@mazzi.com or actually on our YouTube, if you search monsoons on YouTube, uh, or there’s a direct link on our website that goes to our YouTube page, that’ll show you a bunch of that. So, um, so yeah, so I think that’s a really cool thing to have a look at it and see those different options. Uh, we’re actually developing this really cool visual I’m super excited about for, um, the gateway conference coming up this September, uh, Alex wars, the designer for that again. And, uh, so we’re providing, um, this really cool, uh, six foot long pixel tube. That’ll be on a pair of motor, so it’ll move back and forth, uh, move up and down. So be a really cool, a really cool look. Um, yeah, so, uh, I hope this is helpful. I hope this has been a, uh, a, uh, interesting podcast that you’ve learned a lot about pixel twos between this and the private previous podcast.

As I mentioned, I love to play with them. They’re so cool to be able to map, you know, map things visually with the LEDs, and then also map that spatially with the, uh, with the actual motors themselves with the kinetic witches. Um, so I would love to chat with you about setting, you know, setting up your next rental with these, uh, they’re really easy to use. Uh, they’re really easy to use, and I’d love to, to get you set up with, uh, with them. They have this just amazing impact, everyone that uses them. They’re like, we want to keep these, these are incredible stage backdrops. Uh, I’d love to love to get that set up for ya. Um, love to help you with that. So, uh, if I can, don’t hesitate to let me know how I can help you. Um, and it never hurts to just to get a quote cause we’re happy to quote it now.

So you wouldn’t cost and get, give you an, a realistic budget, work with it in your budget, um, to create something cool. So how this helpful, thanks again for tuning into the Mod Scenes podcast. I’m thrilled to speak with you on our next episode. Next episode, we will be talking about, uh, scenic towers and stage backdrops. So I’m thrilled to chat with you on that next, uh, thanks again for tuning in, and if you have any questions again, don’t hesitate to reach out to us@mazzians.com or you can call us over over the phone at (530) 723-6421. Or you can send an email to stephen@monsoons.com or if you’re super desperate. Uh, we also expect up pair carrier pigeons, uh, carrier frogs, except for they get a little bit sticky, uh, carrier dogs, uh, or carrier logs, um, actually side note logs. Speaking of logs, the, uh, the, uh, the video of log from Ren and Stimpy, if you’ve never searched for, uh, it’s log it’s log, it’s better than good it’s would search for that on, uh, YouTube. It is hilarious. Uh, there’s my nineties kids coming out. So again, thanks for tuning in the Nazi ans podcast. I’m thrilled to chat with you about your next stage of design, uh, and your next DMX voice rental.