Rental and production specialist Adlib’s lighting department has invested in eight new Zero 88 FLX S24 consoles.
Simon Pettitt, lighting technical manager at the busy Liverpool headquartered company, and his team made the decision after becoming aware of the console and realising its massive potential as a cost-effective control package for small-to-medium shows, events and installations.
Typically, Adlib envisions using these consoles – offering optimised control for up to 48 x LED sources, moving lights and conventionals – on a wide range of smaller corporate events, smaller / alternative festival stages, house of worship events and dry hires to schools and colleges.
Simon commented that FLX S24 uses a “familiar workflow” for programming fixtures in a small package at an “excellent price point”, so they can use them on events utilising moving lights as opposed to just static LED fixtures, “which wasn’t easy before without taking a larger desk out of rental stock”.
One of the first shows for Adlib’s new FLX S24s was at Liverpool Cathedral for LightNight 2018, a dynamic and free one day arts festival celebrating culture and diversity in and around the city. Adlib’s James Bailie used a FLX S24 to control a rig of Chauvet COLORdash Par H12IP LED wash lights.
Simon noted that users appreciate the “responsive software, RDM functionality, the bright screen but mostly just how quick it is to patch a modest rig … and create some detailed looks and effects with the lights”.