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Orbital’s Touring Riser

A solid rolling platform for a legendary electronic artiste

The Proposal

Legendary electronic artistes Orbital required a riser system to accommodate their performance rig comprising an array of delicate electronics, irreplaceable synthesizers, and controllers that create the unique Orbital sound for their live performances.

The riser sat behind a 2m tall floor mounted LED screen, and had to be both rock solid, isolated from vibrations, and for festival shows also had to roll.

Finally the riser had to be “tour friendly” – modular to pack into limited truck space, whilst also being fast to assemble and dismantle.

The Outcome

Working closely with Tour Manager Jamie Young, Production Manager James Hind, and Lighting Supplier Coloursound Experiment, ZEROdB Live created a heavily braced LiteDeck based rolling riser capable of being set to various heights depending on each venue’s sight lines.  All braces were pre-built, allowing for installation times of approx 25 minutes from truck to complete with a team of two.

Separate detachable steps and landing platforms made the riser easier to store in the wings once built.  Custom insulation pads under the contact points eliminated the majority of vibrations.

For touring we created a unique storage solution, allowing the riser system to compact into in just 1.5m of truck space.

We also supplied a touring riser technician as part of the UK touring crew.

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