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Mass Hysteria Streams Recorded Show Powered ChamSys

Victoria Wasylak • MMR GlobalSupplier Scene • May 1, 2020

Mass Hysteria recently performed in Nantes, France for a livestreamed set, featuring a Romain Dronne designed lightshow powered by a ChamSys MagicQ MQ80.

Part of the Chirac Design team, Dronne turned up the brightness of his rig at key points throughout the show, transforming the relatively tight confines of Club Le Ferraileur into a ball of light. The close-in setting of the club made the show well-suited for streaming, since many fans would be watching on mobile phones with their relatively small screens.

However, beyond this “technical” consideration, the size of the venue also reinforced the close relationship that the band has with their fans according to Dronne. “This is a small venue by the standards of Mass Hysteria,” he said. “But, the intimacy of this show’s venue is in keeping with the kind of connection that the guys share with fans.”

Dronne busked the entire show. Indispensably valuable to him in this process was the user-friendly layout of the  MagicQ MQ 80 with its 12-inch display.

“The brilliant thing about the MQ80 is how easy it is to navigate, especially for its size,” said Dronne. “I mean, here is something that is compact enough for me, yet its display is really easy to work with because of its size and high resolution.”

“I especially like the Execute Buttons on the MQ80,” continued Dronne. “I used them, including Play and Pause to control Grid One. The Color Palette was also very important, since I relied on gradients of different shades when creating silhouettes to change up the mood on stage.”


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