British band Muse is going on tour for the next couple of months with video equipment including a Catalyst system, supplied by XL Video. This is believed to be the first European tour for the High End Systems Catalyst. Muse's creative designer Oli Metcalfe was so impressed with the demonstration by XL Video's Des Fallon that he immediately recommended Catalyst to the band. They then visited High End's Ealing office, and were blown away with the system's capabilities.
Muse's video system uses High End Systems' revolutionary Catalyst image-processing system, two Barco G10 ELM projectors, and a rear cyc. XL's Mark Hughes is rigging the system, and Metcalf is controlling the Catalyst via DMX from a Wholehog console with expansion wing. Metcalf is running a wide assortment of video clips and media via the Catalyst including abstract patterns, water effects, and more. He comments, "The really funky thing about the Catalyst is that I can effect the images quickly and easily from the lighting desk. It's just so versatile and controllable, and responds just like a light!"