Crash ’n Flash
Drumset Lighting System
by Miguel Monroy
Captivating an audience is one of the most important aspects of any live performance, and bands go to great lengths to find ways to keep their shows fresh, engaging, and entertaining. That’s where Robert Poels, the owner of On Que Lighting Designs and the inventor of the Crash ’n Flash system ($349.99), comes in.
The purpose of Crash ’n Flash is to allow drummers to control the activation of accent lights throughout a performance. The system consists of a cymbal-stand-mountable switch and bracket, which is activated when the unit’s non-marring felt-tip wand is triggered by playing a crash. The included bracket fits cymbal stands that are 5/16″ to 3/4″ in diameter and comes standard with a satin-aluminum finish. Highly polished chrome-like aluminum, black, and gold finish upgrades are available for $50.
For the complete review, check out the September 2012 issue of Modern Drummer.