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LivePRO -- the visual synthesizer for laser shows


  "Polyphonic" laser visuals
  Over 1700 cues
  Beam and TTL chasers
  Automatic modes
  Designed by experts, for experts
  Free for LD2000 Pro users
  Video showing LivePRO in action
  LivePRO Tutorial series

  LivePRO overview PDF
  LivePRO user forum
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Musical synthesizers create and combine a variety of sounds, letting an accomplished musician play the sounds together, to make an enthralling sonic experience.
     Like a synthesizer for laser shows, Pangolin's new LivePRO creates and combines beams, graphics and abstracts, allowing accomplished laserists to play all of these together, to make an enthralling visual experience.

"Polyphonic" laser visuals

LivePRO goes far beyond previous live-performance laser software. You can layer up to four beam and graphic cues at once. It's like going from playing one note at a time, to three notes of a chord plus a melody.
     For example, beam effects can be playing on tracks 1 and 2, while mirror ball effects are playing on track 3 and graphic animations are playing on track 4. Or, have four separate graphic tracks fade in and out, layering and interacting at the same time on a single screen.

Over 1700 cues

Click to learn moreJust as a musical synthesizer has hundreds of preset sounds, LivePRO gives you the tremendous variety of over 1700 preset cues at a time. Each cue can contain an image, two separate effects, a color sequence, and a beam sequence -- or any combination.
     And just like a musical synthesizer allows you to change the sound while you're playing, LivePRO allows you to modify a cue's size, position, rotation, scan rate, color, and other parameters live while you are playing the show.
     When it's time to switch from one cue to another, you don't have to jump-cut. Smooth transitions include morphing, fading, zooming, etc. You can even create your own transition effects.

Beam and TTL chasers

In addition to the four tracks, LivePRO also has two independent chasers. The Beam Chaser can target up to 64 different mirrors. The TTL Chaser is designed for optical tables with actuators and it can also control external effects such as rotating mirrors and fog machines. Both chasers let you control the speed, direction, pattern and other chase parameters.

Runs itself with automatic audio, beat and cue systems

Click here for more informationIn live music, the beat is the key. You can listen to the beat and play LivePRO manually using the computer keyboard or one of the controllers shown here. Or you can allow LivePRO to run itself. Each group of 12 cues can have its own beat pattern. LivePRO can then detect the musical beats and automatically trigger cues according to the patterns that you define. LivePRO can also change the size, position, color and other parameters based on the amplitude and frequency content within the music. While these automatic functions are running, you can change additional parameters manually -- or just sit back and enjoy the show.

Designed by experts, for experts

During the development of LivePRO, Pangolin worked very closely with well-known laserists who routinely produce live laser shows. Just read what they have to say about LivePRO:

"Looking back after BETA testing LivePRO during the past year, I just can't see how we did a decent laser show without it! Every show we do, we amaze people with its revolutionary ability to generate layers of effects in a virtual 3D laser realm, perfectly synchronized to the beat. It's so flexible, LivePRO can be configured to do anything!"
-- Glenn Turner, Lasercorp, Australia

"Finally my creativity is not limited by the software anymore. If you are into live laser shows, this is what you are looking for: Total Control."
-- Hugo Bunk, LaserImage BV, The Netherlands

     Like a professional-level musical synthesizer, LivePRO isn't for everyone. Some people may just want to play pre-recorded laser shows using our award-winning Showtime program. Others may only need the basic single-track capabilities of our Live! program.
     But if you're ready for full four-track control of laser visuals -- if you're ready for the world's most advance visual laser synthesizer -- then LivePRO is ready for you.

Free for LD2000 Pro users; Basic an Intro users can order from Pangolin dealers

LivePRO is available free for LD2000 Professional users. If you have the Basic or Intro versions, you can still get LivePRO for only $695.

To order LivePRO, contact any Pangolin dealer.

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Video showing LivePRO in action!

The few words and pictures seen on this web page can not come close to showing all that LivePRO can do, or the excitement and intensity that your customers will experience when they view lasers controlled by LivePRO. So Pangolin is providing a 26MB Movie file that shows LivePRO in action.
        The video shows master laserist Glenn Turner demonstrating LivePRO at the 2003 Pangolin meeting in Amsterdam. During the taping of this event, Glenn Turner had not heard this music before and in fact, this music is a very difficult piece with which to perform a laser show, because of the many timing and mood changes throughout the song. Nevertheless, Glenn is able to show the basics of LivePRO including the beat system, animations, fading, zooming, rotation, multiple tracks, multiple scanners, snapshots, and controlling LivePRO with the computer keyboard, mouse and MIDI controller.

About the video

        This video was shot by Peter Heyt of !FX Laser Productions (creator of the "Again" and "Eternity" laser shows provided with LD2000). It was originally shot with Hi-8 in PAL format, and then converted to VHS, and then to NTSC, and then finally to WMV format. Because of this, the video quality is not that great... In addition, Peter was taping this from a cramped location using a handheld camera. He did his best to try to get all of the important content on tape, often rotating the camera to capture both the laser and computer screen. Originally, this tape was intended for Peter's own private use and was never intended to be a highly polished piece for general distribution. At some point in the future, we will have a better demo of LivePRO. In the mean time, we have had so many requests for this video that we decided to make it available to clients. We hope that you enjoy it and we give special thanks to Peter for graciously providing it to Pangolin.

Note: You can click on the link above to view the movie, or right click the link and select "Save Target As" to download it.



Tutorial Series available for free!

In 2009, Laser Insanity Productions produced a tutorial series for LivePRO called 'Live Pro Demystified', which is a complete self paced training package allowing all users to unleash the full potential of LivePRO. The tutorial series was originally sold and distributed by Laser Insanity on DVD at a cost of 75 GBP (around $120 USD). Through a special arrangement with Laser Insanity Productions, Pangolin is making this tutorial series available as a FREE download!

  This page last updated: Tuesday, July 03, 2012 04:46 AM

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