Pangolin Systems were exclusively used to control the lasers at the 2012 Grammy awards, for the Rihanna act and Chris Brown (featuring David Guetta and Lil Wayne) performance.
ORLANDO, Fla – February 13, 2012 – Special effects and lighting are an important aspect for any major musical production and there was no exception at this year's 2012 Grammy Awards. While a variety of different lighting mediums were used, spectators from around the world are all still talking about the amazing performances by given by Rihanna and also by Chris Brown (featuring David Guetta and Lil Wayne) which incorporated an amazing array of laser light into the special effects mix.
When Rihanna took the stage, to sing her hit single “We Found Love”, the reaction from the audience was overwhelming. A dazzling array of beautiful white laser light was projected above the crowd, and added a powerful yet complimentary touch to Rihanna's sumptuous dance moves and elegant voice. Behind the lasers was veteran special effects company Pyrotek and their sister company Laser Design Production. The team at Laser Design Production used three 30W OPS laser systems positioned mid stage. In addition they used four more 25W systems placing two of them on top of the video wall and the other two positioned on stage left and right. To control the laser projectors, they used Pangolin's awards winning LD2000 systems, inside of the QM2000.NET Laptop Box. To add a little more excitement to the mix, the team decided to use the LivePRO software from Pangolin to trigger laser cues “live” for the performance.
When Chris Brown took the stage for his performance alongside David Guetta and Lil Wayne, the crowds went wild. In this tribute to the new style of electronic dance music that has been sweeping the world, the artists used a fascinating array of green laser beam effects to capture the excitement and rhythm that the electronic style of music has brought to the music scene. The lasers for this performance were programmed and operated by Marty Canavan at YLS Entertainment. Marty is no newcomer to doing lasers at high profile events like the Grammy's. His unique style of programming produced multiple beam patterns and chases which perfectly complimented the upbeat and fast pace style of the music. Marty did all of the programming using Pangolin's LD2000 System.
William R. Benner Jr.; President and CTO of Pangolin Laser Systems was at the 2012 Grammy Awards this year. In an interview with the press, Mr. Benner was quoted saying “It is such an honor for us at Pangolin to see our control systems being used at amazing events like this year's Grammy Awards. We also would like to recognize the outstanding work done by our colleagues at Laser Design Production and YLS Entertainment, who take the tools we provide and make some of the world's best laser light shows. Our hats go off to them, and we are excited as more and more high profile events are turning to lasers to add that “WOW” factor to the performance. These are all positive signs for the future.”
About Laser Design Production
Laser Design Productions, Inc. specializes in creating spectacular laser lighting effects for the touring industries, corporate presentations, TV/ film productions, and theme parks. With over 30 years of experience they offer an inventory consisting of a full range of state-of-the-art systems, which include our New Air Cooled Full Color OPS Laser, Air Cooled high Power Red DPSS Laser, Yag Green Lasers. You can find more information about Laser Design Production on their website at http://www.laserdesignproductions.com.
About YLS Entertainment.
YLS Entertainment is known for providing their clients with state of the art laser light show productions. They provide laser effects for a variety of settings, including television, commercials, movies, corporate and sporting events, theme parks and casinos. Marty Canavan, the lead laser programmer for YLS entertainment learned the laser business by working with numerous laser companies, and then touring with Ronnie James Dio, Motley Crue, and a Rap tour that included LL Cool J, and Iced T. Marty's musical ability was highlighted when he programmed laser beams and scans for the VH1 Rock Honors, a tribute to "The Who". You can find out more about YLS Entertainment by visiting their website: http://www.ylsentertainment.com/
About Pangolin Laser Systems and company president William R. Benner, Jr.
Since 1986, Pangolin has amassed over 16,000 clients in 63 countries firmly positioning themselves as the world leader; providing software and hardware solutions to the laser display and text message industries. The company, with offices in the USA, Central Europe, and Mainland China, has received more than 20 awards for technical achievement and product quality, and their software has contributed to more than 350 Artistic Awards for its users. Pangolin has products being used by some of the largest events, companies, and brands currently known, including major theme parks such as Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, and Six Flags; major motion picture companies such as 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks pictures; high-tech companies such as PC Magazine, Boeing, and Lawrence Livermore Labs; popular brands such as Mountain Dew, T-Mobile, and Motorola; major sports teams and events such as the Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Eagles, and Super Bowl XLIV; and top-named musical talent including Madonna, Drake, Usher, Metallica, the Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Jean Michel Jarre, Justin Timberlake and many others.
For more information on Pangolin and their award winning line of products, visit their website at http://www.Pangolin.com.