Laser artists have designed their shows with a specific song in mind.
However, these are only suggestions.
You are free to readjust each show in
Showtime so it can work with other songs of your own choosing.
If you use the artist-suggested songs, then
be aware of the complex issue of music rights. Pangolin cannot give you
specific advice. But here are some general tips:
You are probably OK if you buy the CD
containing the suggested song, and play it in
the privacy of your home or laser studio.
Once you begin to play the song in
public, or for commercial purposes, then you should be obtaining music
rights. These may include both performance rights and synchronization
rights (so you can display images that are designed to go with the
For most shows (songs), Pangolin provides only
laser frames, a show control file, and the artist's suggested song.
Pangolin is not performing the music, nor are we presenting
synchronized images and music. Therefore, you are fully responsible
should any music rights issues arise.
For a few shows (songs), Pangolin includes
music on the LD2000 Installation CD. We have obtained
laser-related rights which transfer to most clients. Details are in
the text files located in each song's directory.
You can purchase royalty-free music from
many sources. It is relatively simple in Showtime to readjust the show
timing to work with a similar piece of music. Thus, if you have any
questions or concerns, use royalty-free music instead of the artist's
Pangolin gets you started fast! LD2000 comes with
over 120 free laser shows and demos. Here is a partial list of the show names, plus the suggested
songs for use with these shows. Click here
to see sample videos of some of these shows.
Because of copyright-related
distribution laws, Pangolin does not normally supply the music for
these shows. You will have to purchase the CDs yourself. It is probably
easiest to shop at an Internet service such as CDNow or
|You can easily find these CDs at Amazon.com,
by using their "Wish List" feature. To find
Pangolin's Wish List,
here. (Or, from the Amazon.com
home page, click on the "Friends and Favorites" item in
the bar at the top of the page. Under "Search for
Friends", enter the name "Pangolin".)
Once you see our Wish List, select the CDs you
want. When you check out, be
sure to send them to yourself -- the default is to send them
to us, but then we already have the CDs! You can select CDs
even if the Wish List says they have already been purchased
You may be able to legally
compile these songs onto your own CD-R recordable disc, if you own the CDs
and the disc is not further duplicated or sold.
The songs, "Eternity",
"World In Motion", "Again!",
"Special!FX" and "Linea" are already included on the Lasershow
Designer 2000 CD. Pangolin has secured laser rights to these songs so you can
play them as audio tracks, right off the CD.
Graphic icons indicate award
which are especially popular are listed below in blue.
- 1999: Graphics show by Lasertainment. Suggested music: "1999" by
Prince (track 1), Warner Bros. 9 23720-2.
- 40 HOUR WEEK: Graphics show by
Laser Force. Suggested music:
"40 Hour Week (For A Livin')" (track 1) from Alabama's 40 Hour
Week. RCA Records PCD1-5339.
- ALL TOGETHER NOW: Graphics show by Laser Mania. Suggested music:
"All Together Now" (track 3) from The Beatles' Yellow Submarine,
Apple CDP 7-46445-2.
ATLANTIS: Graphics show by AquaMax
Laser Display. Suggested music: "Rescue in a Wreck" (track
Eric Serra's The Big Blue: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Virgin
Records America 86078 2. This show was awarded third place in the 2000
Pangolin Prize competition held in Stuttgart, Germany.
- CELEBRATION: Graphics show by HW
Lasertechnik. Suggested music:
"Celebration" by Kool & The Gang. This can be found on
several of their CDs, including "Greatest Hits & More"
(track 14), PolyGram 834914-2.
CREATION: Graphics show by Lightspeed
Design Group. Suggested music: "Creation" (track 1) from James
Reynolds' The Mind's Eye, Miramar MPCD-2901 or 09006-23008-2. This show
was awarded the 1996 ILDA Awards for ISP Graphic Module and ISP
- ENYA: Graphics show by Pangolin.
Suggested music: "Storms in Africa" (track 4) from Enya's
Watermark, Reprise 9-26774-2.
- HEADED FOR THE FUTURE: Graphics show by Laser Enterprise. Suggested music:
"Headed For The Future" (track 1) from Neil Diamond's Headed To The Future, Columbia Records #CK 40368.
Note that the song title is "... For ..." and the album
title is "... To ...".
- HALLOWEEN: Five Halloween-based graphics shows by Laser Fascinations. Suggested music:
-- Crypt Jam: Track 13 from Original Music From Tales From The
Crypt, Big Screen Records 9 24462-2, c. 1992.
-- Ghostbusters: Track 1, original soundtrack to Ghostbusters,
Arista ARCD 8246, c. 1984.
-- Addams Family: The movie soundtrack; no CD
-- Monster Mash: Monster Mash is on various
records including the Rhino collection mentioned below. But be sure to get the
original version sung by Bobby "Boris" Pickett. Another
collection with the song is: Wacky Weirdos, K-Tel 3037-2, c. 1997,
Monster Mash, Ghostbusters,
Addams Family and Purple People Eater (see below) can be found
on the collection Halloween Hits, Various Artists, Rhino R2-70535.
- MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE Graphics show by Laser
Suggested music: "Theme From Mission: Impossible" (track 1) from
Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture Mission: Impossible, Mother
Records MUMCD9603 or 314-531-682-2.
and US AND THEM: Graphics show by FirstLight Laser
Productions. Suggested music: "Money" and "Us And
Them" (tracks 5 and 6) from Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon.
There are a number of CD versions of "Dark Side". The music is
the same but they differ slightly in where the CD tracks are divided. You
may need to adjust the starting time of the Showtime show if the visuals
are off a bit. "Money" was awarded Third Place in the 1998
Laserists' Choice Brewster Award for Graphics.
- MONSTER MASH: Graphics show by Laser Mania. Suggested music:
"Monster Mash". See "HALLOWEEN" above.
PURPLE PEOPLE EATER:
Graphics show by Astronaut Memorial Planetarium (Brevard
Community College). Suggested music: "The (One-eyed,
One-horned Flying) Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley.
This can be found on Sheb Wooley's album "The Purple People
Eater" and on various compilation CDs including Halloween
Hits, Various Artists, Rhino R2-70535. This show was awarded
third place in the 2000 ILDA Awards, ISP Graphic Module, and won
first place in the 1999 Pangolin Prize competition.
- SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY: Graphics show by Laser
Fantasy International. Suggested music:
"Sentimental Journey" by Juan Garcia Equivel. This can be found
on at least two CDs. One is track 10 of Cabaret Maρana, RCA 66657-2. The
other is track 20 of Infinity of Sound Volumes 1 and 2, Bar/None Records
AHAON-092 or maybe DRC1-1825 (the label is unclear).
STRIPTEASE: Graphics show by MediaLas. Suggested music:
"Twilight Zone" by Golden Earring, track 6 on the 1982 album "Cut";
track 12 on the 1989 greatest hits album "The Continuing Story of Radar
Love" Uni/MCA B000002O6P.
used to create Striptease, VST-1, was awarded third place in the
1999 ILDA Technical Achievement Awards. The Striptease show
itself the 2000 Laserists' Choice Brewster Award for Graphics,
and was awarded Honorable
Mention at the 1999 Pangolin Prize competition.
- THE BEST: Graphics show by Pannon Laser. Suggested music:
"The Best" (track 1) from Tina Turner's Simply The Best, Capitol
Records CDP 7 97152 2. This a greatest-hits collection so the song will
also be on the original album where it first appeared.
TIMESHOW: Graphics show by Laser
Enterprise. Suggested music: "Time" (track 3) from Pink Floyd's
The Dark Side Of The Moon. See note above for MONEY. This show was awarded
the 1996 Laserists' Choice Brewster Award for Best Module.
- TUESDAY'S DAY OFF: Graphics show by Aura
Technologies. Suggested music: "Let Them Try" (track 11) from
Eric Serra's The Big Blue: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Virgin
Records America 86078 2.
WORLD IN MOTION: Graphics show by Trick
Design. The music is available on track 3 of the LD2000 installation
CD-ROM. This show was awarded the 1998 Laserists' Choice Brewster Award
Free beam shows
- AGAIN!: Beam show by !FX Laser Productions. The music
is available on track 4 of the LD2000 installation CD-ROM.
- CLOCKWORK ORANGE: Beam show by Anthropomorphic
music: "Title Music from A Clockwork Orange" (track 1) from the
soundtrack to A Clockwork Orange, Warner Bros. CD 2573-2.
CONTRADANZA: Beam show by New Wave Productions. Suggested music:
"Contradanza", (track 2) from Vanessa-Mae's The Violin Player,
Angel 7243 5 550892 8 (or just 5 55089 2). Look for it in the classical
section of music stores. This show was awarded the 1997 Laserists'
Choice Brewster Award for Best Module.
- DUEL OF THE FATES: Beam show by Laser
Presentation. Suggested music: "Duel of the Fates"
(track 2) from John Williams soundtrack to Star Wars Episode 1
(The Phantom Menace), Sony Classical SK 61816.
ETERNITY: Beam show by !FX Laser
Productions. The music to this beam module is on track 2 of the LD
installation CD-ROM. See the file "Eternity.txt" for important
restrictions on use of this song in The Netherlands. This show was awarded
first place in the 1996 Pangolin Prize competition.
FAR FROM OVER: Beam show by !FX Laser
Productions. Suggested music: "Far From Over" (track 7) from the
Staying Alive soundtrack, Polydor 813 269-2. This show was awarded second
place in the 1998 Pangolin Prize competition.
- LSDI BEAM: Beam show by Lighting Systems Design
Inc. Not designed
for a specific piece of music; try with any fast beat song (disco, techno,
- MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE BEAM: Beam show by !FX Laser
Productions. Suggested music: same as "Mission" graphics show.
REFLECTIONS: Beam show by HW
Lasertechnik. Suggested music: "Reflections of
Earth" (track 1) from Walt Disney Presents Millennium
Celebration (Walt Disney Records 60659-7). This show was awarded
second place in the 2000 Laserists' Choice Brewster Award for
Beams, and first place in the 2000 Pangolin Prize competition.
SPECIAL!FX: Beam show by !FX Laser
music is available on track 5 of the LD2OOO installation CD-ROM.
This show was awarded Honorable Mention in the 2000 Pangolin
- SPRING: Beam show by Green-
Rose Laser. MIDI music is included
in the directory.
- STAR WARS: Beam show by Rob DiAddezio. Suggested music:
"Main Title" (track 2) from John Williams' The Star Wars
Trilogy, Varujan Kojian conducting the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Varese
Sarabande VCD 47201.
- TURN THE BEAT AROUND: Beam show by Laser
Mania. Suggested music: "Turn the Beat Around" (track 7) from
Gloria Estefan's Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Epic EK 66205.
Free raster (photorealistic) show
Laser Show Design. Music by Tom Habes is available on track 6 of the
LD2000 installation CD-ROM. This show was awarded First Place,
Special Application in the 2000 ILDA Awards.
- TAKE IT BACK: Abstract
show by Dan Bialke. Suggested music: "Take It Back" (track 7)
from Pink Floyd's "The Division Bell", Sony/Columbia B000002A3T.
LD2000 contains a bonus: tens
of thousands of clipart frames plus dozens
created by or collected by International Laser
Productions. ILP recommends that the shows be rear-projected,
through a scrim, so they can be viewed both as beam shows (beams
coming through the scrim) and as graphics shows (graphics viewed on
the scrim). A partial list of the shows appears
- A FOREST: Suggested music: "A Forest" (track
5) from The Cure's "Staring at the Sea (The Singles)",
Fiction Records 829239/2 .
- GANGSTA: Suggested music: "Gangsta's
Paradise" (track 3) from Coolio's "Gangsta's
- KISS: Suggested music: "Kiss From A Rose"
(track 6) from Seal's "Seal (Second Album, 1994).
- LOVE-IS: Suggested music: "The Message Is
Love" (track 6) from Arthur Baker's "Merge", A&M Records 395262-2.
- RELAX: Suggested music: "Relax" (track 1)
from Frankie Goes to Hollywood's "Bang! (Greatest
Hits), ZTT Records UD 53196.
- ROBT-MILES: Suggested music: "Children (Dream
Version)" (track 1) and "Fable (Message Version)"
(track 2) from Robert Miles' "Dreamland", BMG 74321 39126 2H.
- THESE DAYS: Suggested music: "One Of These
Days" (track 1), from Pink Floyd's "Meddle", EMI Music 7243 8 29749 2 5.
- VANESSA: Suggested music: "Contradanza", (track 2) from Vanessa-Mae's The Violin Player,
Angel 7243 5 550892 8.
- WDoUGo: Suggested music: "Where Do You Go"
(track 1) from No Mercy's "My Promise", BMG 74321 41227 2.
- Pangolin "Advanced Application Techniques in Showtime"
(in LD\Demos directory): "Mammagamma" (track 4) of The Alan
Parsons Project Instrumental Works, Arista ARCD-8487.