If You’re a Working Musician, Here’s a Way to Take Control Over Your Stage Lighting

It’s called The StompLight, a foot operated console that controls the lighting of your performance. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, it’s now in production and available for purchase. And for $300 USD, it’s within reach of almost any working musician. New Atlas describes its capabilities this way:

The self-contained light unit in a stomp features Cree RGB LEDs shining at up to 400 lumens and player control over color, brightness and sensitivity. The user can cycle through available color options using a color wheel, or a built-in microphone can feed the band’s noise into a spectrum analyzer to make the lighting dance to the beat. The StompLight also caters for pass through instrument or mixer input for a more tailored response, and there’s a strobe mode with adjustable speed and brightness.

Cool, no? Better than having some house light guy who’s never seen you before work your set. More details here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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