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Monday, 29 October 2018 10:47

First Run On The Vibe With Stan, Theun and Emile, "The Vibe Tribe"


A new show, "Het Verhaal van het Verhaal" ("The Story of The Story") directed by Jetse Batelaan for Theater Artemis and Het Zuidelijk Toneel,

has the Netherlands buzzing and even more so, a critical part of the production team who have called themselves, "The Vibe Tribe."


In this comical and philosophical theatrical production, stage manager, Stan Bannierworking together with lighting designer, Theun Mosk 

and lighting engineer, Emile van Gils, used Compulite's Vibe, our newest line of lighting consoles, and were not disappointed.


“When we started looking for a new lighting console (or platform) a couple of years ago we saw the first Vibe,

the one with only a touchscreen. We tried it live on a show in the Netherlands and thought the innovative

form of no syntax and the drag and drop items were awesome. After that, we didn't hear enough about it, 

so maybe it was too early to try to be that innovative.


Two years ago we started searching again for a new lighting console. We tried all consoles and after some

research we went for a visit at Compulite's headquarter. The visit made us realize there was something new

in the making. The three days of working on the console gave us confidence, even when the software was

in it's early stages. When we came back home we decided to keep our Compulite Vector consoles and run

with both the Vectors and the Vibe as new, future-stable platforms.


The first Vibe arrived after the show in Frankfurth and we started playing around with it because that is what

it is, it's truly playful! It is fun to see how things are put together and how the console tries to help you out if

you don't know what to do! We decided to put it to the test on some live shows. First a couple of small ones 

in a festival in Belgium and now we are  touring with the full size Vibe on the show “Het Verhaal van het

Verhaal” and it's working out! Reactions through-out the country are enthusiastic and the help and support

from Compulite is fast and great!"


-       Stan Bannier (Stage Manager)



For the show, the lighting team used The Vibe console to control 30 conventional lights, 8 GLP Impression 4L, 2 Robe DL7S, 8 Chauvet PARhex 12,

and 6 ETC luster. In addition, Compulite's Eport-41was used for the outputs and Compulite's Vector PC was also used to control the scenery.


The lighting team was extremely happy with their experience in using our newest line of lighting consoles.


"After working with Compulite's Vector for several years, we started searching for a next-gen console. We

contacted Compulite after we saw they were working on a new console and we were invited to visit the

Compulite headquarter! This was my first hands-on on the Vibe, and from the start I really liked the way

of working and thinking with the console. I think it is a very accessible console for every type of operator.

The first show we did was at a Belgian theater festival, from the beginning it was working so quick! Last

September, I programmed the first big show using the Vibe console, and from the start everything was

working as it should. My experience is that the Vibe is a very quick and smart console, I think everybody

can startup a Vibe and patch and program a show, it's very inventive! Also the support from Compulite is

great! Many new versions and inventive new functions, it’s only getting better!"


-       Emile van Gils (Light Engineer)



"After working with engineers with different lighting consoles, Stan and Emile told me we're gonna work

with a new desk, The Compulite Vibe. I said it was a good idea, there has to be time to learn new material.

When we started I found out Emile was working really fast on this new console. I didn't have to wait when

he was programming, what I wanted him to produce was directly put on the console in a cue-list. The only

minor issue, was that it has a big screen with a lot of light, and as a designer you don't want to see the 

back-light, so we asked Compulite if we could dim the screen and that was no problem"


-       Theun Mosk (Light Designer)



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