Azure Shadow console is a variation of the highly popular
Azure 2000 which has enjoyed success in a variety of applications,
particularly clubs and time-coded environments.
The Azure Shadow features all the facilities offered by the Azure Touch Panel
(the original Azure) with the additional functionality of the 'Schadow switch'
live playback buttons that have always been integral to Avolites' consoles.
Avolites have listened to customer feedback which revealed that some users would
prefer the conventional Schadow switch rock 'n' roll buttons as opposed to the
waterproof membrane of he Azure Shadow.
For theatre users, the Azure Shadow incorporates a new suite of theatrical programming
functions. The new console design also allows the specific labelling of these
theatre plotting facilities on the front panel. (This suite of functions first
appeared in the Sapphire 2000 and is being introduced across the console range.)
The small but immensely powerful and highly cost-effective Azure Shadow can control
a mixture of up to 200 intelligent fixtures and 200 dimmer channels over its
4 DMX lines giving 2048 DMX channels. It can run 20 separate Sequences of Environments
simultaneously and has 50 direct access memories and chases per page with 10
labelled playback pages.
The console offers simultaneous control of 200 mixed intelligent fixtures and
200 dimmer control channels. It also has the power to run 20 separate Sequences
or Environments at the same time!
Unique features include 50 Direct Access memories and chases per page with 10
labelled pages, making it ideal for multi-operator situations. Chases may be
run from multi-frequency sound-to-light triggers and timed overrides, programmed
times or the 'Learn Tempo' function. Learn Tempo allows synchronisation of chases
to the current beat by tapping the tempo button and thus entering the beat into
To assist programming there is a pre-loaded Attribute Palette with up to 200
entries, giving instant access to all possible colours, gobos, beam effects and
positions. The Palette may be applied to individual fixtures or to any of the
200 available groups. This enables the operator to build complex sequences and
looks with remarkable ease.
Further to aid programming of complicated sequences there are 200 pre-loaded
moving light 'shapes'. These include complex waves, fans, ballyhoo's, shutter
and iris sequences. New shapes and patterns can easily be created using the revolutionary
Avolites Shape Generator.
There are several standard features that would normally only be found on consoles
costing many times more; these include Align, Flip, Fan and full 3D tracking.
Further value is added by the 3½ inch Floppy Disk Drive and the Colour
VGA Monitor Output - which are both fitted as standard.
In addition to the 500 memories or chases, the Azure Shadow includes 20 Environment
programmes. Each of these may contain multiple sequences, running from different
sound-to-light inputs as well as static memories and environmental control (e.g.
neon, house lights, bar lights, etc.). The Environment programmes may be controlled
from the internal clock, internal Time Scheduler or an external time code input.
In keeping with the Avolites tradition of "hands on" rock 'n' roll control, the
Azure Shadow is fitted with 10 submaster Playback Faders and two ultra-smooth
metal shaft Optical Encoders.
The familiar Avolites attribute 'Banking' system gives instant access to all
moving light parameters at the touch of a button. The encoders, working in conjunction
with the attribute banks allow immediate control override of any fixture parameter.
The encoders or Graphic Tablet also enables full three dimensional pan/tilt tracking
of moving light beams.
To ensure the Azure Shadow is particularly applicable to theatre productions,
several pertinent functions are included to fine-tune the console for theatre
use. These are 'Record Live', 'Live Time', 'Next Time', 'Review Cue' and 'Jump
To (Cue Number)'.
A number of different configurations are available to suit your particular requirement.
The standard console is designed to drop into a 19 inch rack system or control
booth counter top. The console can also be configured for stand-alone use, complete
with ergonomic armrest and surround. Alternatively, the Azure Shadow can be supplied
as a fully flight-cased Control System with integral Graphic Tablet and remote
Azure Shadow can also be used in conjunction with the award winning Graphics
Tablet and Avolites Stager Visualiser to produce an unrivalled control system.