A Light Control System thats free, works on your smartphone, doesn’t need any experience, and is said to take less time to setup then a sound check? From the sound of it, what’s not to love?
But is it worth the investment?
The fixtures that are currently available for the BTAir system.
|SlimPar T12 BT||$139.99||30||RGB||12|
|SlimPar Q12 BT||$189.99||42||RGBA||12|
|COLORband T3 BT||$169.99||30||RGB||12|
BTAir VS. D-Fi USB
D-fi is another wireless solution offered by Chauvet DJ.
|D-fi & Flarecon|
|Max Fixture Count: 64||Unlimited|
|Max Range: 150 feet||650 feet|
D-fi allows you to use traditional DMX control options with USB compatible fixtures, which there are a lot of. FlareCON, like BTAir, lets you use a lighting control app for simplified control, and is compatible with D-fi fixtures. To use traditional DMX control options you would need a D-fi Hub (MAP $129.99), and for FlareCON you will need a FlareCON Air (MAP $219.99), and USB DMX sticks for each fixture. (a four pack goes for MAP $199.99) So, BTAir would be a much more affordable solution, with all three fixtures offered being on the affordable side!
So In Conclusion
It is a great buy for a small performance space, like a small stage in a cafe. It is simple enough to train waiters or a bartender on without frustration. It even simplifies your choice of fixture to three, which is a huge plus if you don’t have and don’t desire lighting expertise. You aren’t going to stress about wether or not you are making the right choice when there are only three options! Most of us are comfortable using bluetooth with our phones for our personal devices, so syncing up fixtures would come naturally to us.
BTAir is super basic. It won’t give you complex control. It limits you to three fixture types, and 64 fixtures in total. Yet, it can make all the difference in a small performance space, and can be easy to handoff control without needing to find a techie.
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