Whether you’re a brand-new artist or a seasoned veteran, good concert lighting adds impact. Duck Lights services the music industry by designing professional synchronized light shows for any act.

How It Works

Duck Lights designs and programs light shows that are choreographed to a music artist's backing tracks.

Using the Duck Lights Plug & Play System, just plug in your lights with the controller, press play on a laptop, and your fans will be treated to a professional-grade light show, or we can provide a lighting crew for the ultimate experience!

What You Need

  • A Mac or PC computer.
  • Audio software of your choice - e.g. Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Cubase, Reaper, etc.
  • Audio files of your songs.
  • Backing/click tracks.

Design

3D stage plot for a band. Lighting design idea using Martin Mac Vipers

Each line and phrase of your music will be synchronized perfectly with dynamic lighting. Whether you are starting from scratch or have an idea that you want brought to life, we will work with you to create the perfect setting for your live performance.

Coordinate

cartoon drawing with moving heads road case cases and duck lights logo

At Duck Lights, we work with a large network of lighting rental companies to ensure that your tour production is within your budget, objectives, and time-frame. If you’re looking to buy lighting–we also offer unbeatable pricing from several leading lighting brands.

Program

Ableton Live arrangement view, midi

Using standard audio software, such as Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Cubase, or Reaper, the DMX lighting stays synced to your music via MIDI or Timecode. The light programming is reliable, consistent, and is flexible enough to support set changes.

As experienced musicians, lighting programmers, and touring professionals, we have extensive knowledge of running live performances using computers as custom playback controls. We pride ourselves in understanding needs of today’s music artists. That’s why we offer set file management using Dropbox, remote desktop support, and audio production services.

Deliver

animated, cartoon, white grey touring band van drawing of a chevrolet express

We offer on-site services with our team of lighting designers, lighting directors, and lighting programmers to assist and train your crew, and can provide touring lighting techs if necessary. We supply our clients with tour advance documentation, setup instructions, and lightning-fast customer support to make sure every show is a success.

Take Your Show To The Next Level

If you’re looking to make the switch to running stunning synced light shows, then we are the company to contact!

FAQ

+ Should I rent or buy stage lighting?

Deciding between renting and buying stage lights, it helps to understand the advantages and disadvantages of each.

If you rent lighting equipment, here are things to consider:

  • Typically priced per week
  • Road cases are included
  • The rental company is responsible for replacing or fixing gear, and usually provide spare lighting fixtures.
  • Most production companies require equipment liability insurance (also known as the “COI”, or certificate of insurance), so you might need an insurance policy for this to be possible.
  • The lighting setup can be a completely different the next tour, so you don’t have to stick with the same show each time.

If you purchase stage lights, here are a few things to note:

  • Get road cases. That is, unless you want a bunch of expensive busted lights a few days into tour
  • If you live far from the nearest production rental company, purchasing can save you on shipping and delivery costs.
  • If you perform consistently throughout the year, it can make sense to purchase, although please note that regular maintenance is highly recommended, especially for moving head fixtures.

Whether you plan on renting, buying, or doing a combination of the two, Duck Lights is committed to finding the best solution in the industry to suit your budget. We receive dealer pricing for lighting brands such as Chauvet, Elation, Blizzard, Mega Lite, and Martin. If renting, we have a network of reliable production companies to give you competitive pricing.

+ Where should I buy DMX lights?

One thing is for certain: be careful of buying stage lighting direct from China, or from small sellers on sites like eBay. With low quality control, you run the risk of receiving defective and dead-on-arrival gear. You can then be faced with high shipping costs, difficult language barriers, and questionable return policies. For purchasing lower quantities, it is usually more effective to order from trusted companies that offer warranties and technical support, such as Chauvet, Blizzard, Elation, American DJ, and Martin Professional. If you are looking for highly competitive pricing with lighting gear, contact us to see what kind of deals we can get for your next project. We are official equipment dealers for a number of popular lighting equipment brands.

+ Do you work with bands that don’t use backing or click tracks?

The short answer is no. We provide a high level of service for artists that use music sequencing software to run their live show, as it saves our clients both time and money. If you aren’t currently using backing or click tracks, but are interested in the concept, please contact us. We have years of experience creating show control and audio playback systems (such as Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Reaper, or Cubase) for music artists, and would like to help you offer fans the ultimate show experience. If you are wanting to have a customized light show without using a sequencer or backing tracks, there are many talented lighting designers and visualizes who specialize in running shows manually in a live untracked setting.

+ Do you travel?

Yes! We travel to locations frequently around North America for our various clients, and can travel to other countries if necessary. All of our touring lighting operators have no travel restrictions. For some projects, work can be done remotely, saving on travel costs. Contact us to discuss your specific project.