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Old 02-13-2019, 08:15 PM
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Default Let there be light!

As a gigging drummers we've all been at the back of the stage in the dark. I'm wondering what people are doing to show the audience that we exist. I have a full set of Drumlites http://iwdrumlite.com/ . I only want to use those sparingly for effect, but I'd like to be in a more semi lighted state most of the time. Thoughts?
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:04 AM
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@ 67, in an 80's band, I try to stay behind the smoke and mirrors :)

But, I do like the idea of lights triggers by drum beats so they are not random.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:03 AM
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I always set up center stage in front. Every drummer should do the same ;)
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:07 PM
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I have an led par can on slow fade, on the floor uplighting either side of my kit. It provides enough effect without taking away from the main light show.
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I always set up center stage in front. Every drummer should do the same ;)
At one of our regular gigs the stage is wide but very shallow - so I do set up front and centre with the other guys either side. Four of us in a row along the front of tne stage.
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:43 PM
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I have a ton of gig pics and in every one I am clearly lit and as easy to see as the other guys. We play at nice clubs with good lighting rigs, so I assume that is why. If I was to spend money on lighting it would be to light the entire band and not just the drummer individually.
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:53 AM
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I always set up center stage in front. Every drummer should do the same ;)

Do you play in smallest bands or large venues?
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Lighting is the least of my issues...
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Damn Dude!! You need a gas mask!
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Old 02-20-2019, 01:19 PM
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I have 2 small Led lights that I bring with me and just sit on the floor on either side of my bass drum.

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Old 02-20-2019, 02:14 PM
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Lighting is the least of my issues...
Unfortunately, I have experienced that more than once and you feel it the next day too.
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