Tomorrowland 2014

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2014 marked the 10th year of the Tomorrowland festival, a huge dance music event held in Belgium with fifteen stages and an eclectic mix of decorations and special effects. The centrepiece of the main stage consisted of a giant mechanical face resembling a mystic deity, complete with an intricate array of cogs and sprockets.

Brilliant Stages, the set-build experts, brought in Artistic Licence to assist with the motor control of the cog and sprocket simulation. The brief was to use DMX to control the speed and direction of some 27 motors. The equipment needed to interface with the AC motor drive inverters supplied by Lenze.

Artistic Licence achieved this with a custom built 19-inch rack containing multiple DMX controlled relays, splitters and analogue converters. The rack was assembled at the Artistic Licence studio ready to tour, then used throughout the festival for about 15 times a day for 6 days.

Photo credit: edmsauce
Photo credit: HTF / Chris Hines

Products used in this project...

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1 x Rail-Demux, £395.00 - View » - Add to cart »

DIN Rail mount DMX to 16 channel analogue.

 

1 x Rail-Split RDM II, £275.00 - View » - Add to cart »

1 in to 6 out DMX512 splitter with support for RDM and a Fix mode which filters non-standard data and fixes timing errors. Isolated input. Din Rail Enclosure with screw terminal connectors.

 

1 x Rail-Patch XLR5M, £32.00 - View » - Add to cart »

Din rail mounted patch panel for 5 pin male XLR connector.

 

5 x Rail-Road, £145.00 - View » - Add to cart »

19" Rack adapter for Din-Rail products.