Prior to a much anticipated world tour, renowned band Crowded House played in Australia accompanied by the Jands Vista control system from RF Parts Australia .
The band's longtime lighting director, Dave Harding, has played an integral part in the development of the Vista from the launch of the system at Plasa in 2004 until today. Dave finds the modularity of the Vista system very handy especially on cold Perth nights when the Vista S1 allows him to program a show in the warmth of his hotel room. He has a Vista S1 that he carries around in his backpack and can easily be plugged into his laptop.
For Crowded House Dave also utilised a couple of the M1 playback-only Vista control surface, ideal for advanced programming and later in-situ playback control of the show.With Crowded House Dave has one cue per song and then he just fiddles with it for the whole song. According to Dave, if you're doing a tour where you're bouncing between different rigs all the time, you can't beat the Vista. You just pull a light out of the patch, turn it into something else, put it back in and it’s done. Without that you’d have to reprogram every day.
Dave is about to embark on the world tour with Crowded House, with lighting designed by Paul Normandale, and the Jands Vista system will accompany him all the way.