The production behind British comedian Ross Noble’s latest stand-up tour ‘Brain
Dump’ has turned to a tourable lighting control system for the first time. The team
has invested in an Avolites Titan Mobile console to power the eccentrically brilliant
set, made of giant inflatable light bulbs each with an LED light source at its core.

Production manager Shaun Weager, who has worked with Noble since 2012, came
up with the 16-ft high dream-like design in response to a creative brief Noble
ingeniously constructed using his daughter’s Play-Doh. Every one of the 59 inflatable
bulbs’ internal LEDs has its own RGB panel through which Weager powers vibrant
chases and isolation effects using the Avolites Titan Mobile.

“Shaun needed a small but powerful and highly portable lighting control solution,”
says Pete White, Sales Manager of Stage Electrics that supplied the console. “Stage
Electrics has been an Avolites master dealer and stockist for a number of years and
we knew the Avolites Titan Mobile was perfect for the job; its compact format
combined with the live playback features made it the obvious choice.”

New to Avolites, this presented Weager with the opportunity to get to grips with one
of the brand’s most popular consoles. The wealth of online training videos, intuitive
user interface of Titan version 10 and support of the Avolites team meant he could
quickly master the desk’s functionality.

“When I first arrived in Australia I was looking for an Avolites Pearl operator to
assist with the initial show programming,” says Weager. “I tweeted on social media
about it and Avolites replied, putting me in touch with one of their Brisbane-based
suppliers. The supplier then found a programmer in Perth called Chris Taylor who
helped me programme the show! That level of support was great.”

White of Stage Electrics agrees: “The Avolites range of products offers our
customers an excellent set of features with great back up and support from the
Avolites team.”

The compact yet powerful Titan Mobile weighs in at 4.9kg, is USB powered and
easily fits in the Avolites branded laptop bag it’s supplied with – making it perfect
for touring with limited space and weight restrictions. Despite its size, the Titan
Mobile offers 10 playbacks with assignable controls, 20 macro buttons and a full
programming surface. The Titan software offers all the functionality of the full
range, which allows seamless transfer between consoles for different situations.

“It’s like owning a bespoke desk,” says Weager. “Having the Avolites Titan Mobile
console on tour has definitely made everything so much easier and I can’t see any
future set not including this control element. I feel like I now have the headspace to
really evolve my lighting designs and push the limits of the show. It feels good to
know we have this element of production covered well into the future.”