Ideas/products for spooky lighting that shines up from below?

Discussion in 'Live Performance & Stage Sound' started by Gmork, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Gmork

    Gmork SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,089
    Likes Received:
    371
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Location:
    B.C. Canada
    Been thinking about incorporating a bit of stage lighting for my band to give a little bit of atmosphere etc. Some sort of easy solution for that kind of spooky sci-fi look of light coming up from below.

    Anyone else do this and are happy with what you use?
     
  2. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

    Messages:
    23,299
    Likes Received:
    3,408
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Location:
    London ONT
    LED lights from your local hardware store. Buy a few - we run 3.
     
    Gmork likes this.
  3. Gmork

    Gmork SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,089
    Likes Received:
    371
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Location:
    B.C. Canada
    Is there anything out there that uses a footswitch pedal so i could control from my pedalboard when different lights turn on/off?
     
  4. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

    Messages:
    23,299
    Likes Received:
    3,408
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2007
    Location:
    London ONT
    There is a way to wire things up to have a switch, but I cant remember what its called haha. It exists!
     
  5. Sogradde

    Sogradde SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    625
    Likes Received:
    805
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2010
    Location:
    Germany
    The protocol for light control is called "DMX". It is for light what MIDI is for sound and it's very very very (very) old.
    However, you can use something like this to control your light via pre-programmed footswitches.
     
  6. TedEH

    TedEH Cromulent

    Messages:
    6,530
    Likes Received:
    2,627
    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2007
    Location:
    Gatineau, Quebec
    I saw a band this weekend that had a custom printed skin on their bass drum, and a light on the inside so the logo was all lit up. Looked pretty cool. Could probably do something spooky/moody with that.
     
  7. lewis

    lewis SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    5,854
    Likes Received:
    2,183
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Location:
    Norfolk, UK
    "stomplight"

    Google is your friend ;)
     
  8. TheKindred

    TheKindred TimeTravel Innovator

    Messages:
    1,045
    Likes Received:
    201
    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    if you're even remotely handy, you can run your LEDs from a Raspberry PI or something and do all sorts of cool shit with it
     
    DredFul likes this.
  9. Gmork

    Gmork SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,089
    Likes Received:
    371
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2014
    Location:
    B.C. Canada
    Really cool. Saw that in dome namm vids a while back. Very cool but id ferl light a douche if i i w the only one with fancy lights lol
     
    lewis likes this.
  10. lewis

    lewis SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    5,854
    Likes Received:
    2,183
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2011
    Location:
    Norfolk, UK
    Hahah true i guess.
     
  11. GunpointMetal

    GunpointMetal SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    2,131
    Likes Received:
    737
    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Location:
    Madison, WI
    I saw this pop-up somewhere else....such an overpriced "luxury" item I can really only see on dadrock band pedalboards. You can get a Chauvet Foot-C controller and a couple small DMX LED cans for the same price and have a lot more options for programming and control, as well the ability to control up to 8 fixtures. If you guys just want some ambient up-lighting Parts Express sells strips of LED lights for pretty cheap.
     
  12. DandHcostoms

    DandHcostoms SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2014
    Location:
    Muscatine, IA
    ill be building these for my band might be similar to what you're looking for:
     
    Gmork likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.