Desk Dough® Beam
is here!

first of its kind
100% digital
lighting fixture!
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What is Desk Dough® Beam?

Desk Dough® Beam is the first of its kind
100% digital lighting fixture!

Desk Dough® Beam turns any digital projector into a stunning beam machine! It’s the missing brick (or brain) between your lighting desk and your digital projector.

A combination of Austrian-made hardware and German-manufactured software in a solid aluminum casing of superior quality. Ready to shine bright and illuminate whatever your project may be. The product itself is milled out of a solid aluminum block which is cooled directly over the body to survive a naturally misty environment.

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How does DDB work?

DDB is compatible with any digital projector of your choice to create a limitless array of dazzling beams.

It´s the all-around “BeamMachine”! DDB is more organically flexible and full of movement, colors, light and shapes than you have ever imagined in your wildest “beam-dreams”. All the necessary in/output connectors come already-built-in. Cue control as simple as with any other fixture.

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all your
favorite gobos

What can you do with DDB?

Just imagine if all of your favorite gobos were available all the time!

Desk Dough® Beam enables you to create and control lighting beams in completely new ways. You can do it hard, you can do it soft; you can even create multiple-beam outputs, at the same time, coming from just one light source - individually controlled.

Think of lighting up your artist with a single, static beam, while at the very same time running fascinating mid-air effects out of the same fixture! You can control each beam-parameter precisely to your needs.

It´s an almost synesthesian experience as you begin to become one with the product itself, creating beam-fx that tailor-fit the audio you’re listening to. Brightness, size, tempo, smoothness, movement, amount, colour, deformation, direction, you name it! YOU control it.

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Why choose DDB?

Because we love beams! We love them passionately with all of our hearts, and we-as-a-team have combined not only our love for them, but also our individual strengths and expertise to deliver to you the absolutely-peerless beams that you deserve.

We love Beams
Because
you love
beams!
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    Because you own the projectors already!

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    Because “move in black” is soooo 80’s.

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    Because with DDB, “sharp-frosted” becomes a true oxymoron.

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    Because you don`t need gaffa tape to label each DDB, the display even keeps its information after prepping without power connected (no batteries in system at all!)

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    Because prism duplication and randomization is freaking awesome.

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    Because you wanna make sure that your kick-ass show is perfectly consistent, no matter where it is performed all over this big, beautiful world. No need to clone lighting fixtures that don´t match functions, just order your set of light sources to define brightness and lens. Keep those damned lumen-throwers attuned to your needs and you´re all set.

Give our DDB`s, built with love to the Beam a new Home.

How and where
is it possible to
run DDB?

First of all, it´s controlled in exactly the same way as any other show-lighting fixture!

For the most favorite lighting desks, Stops & Mops provides you with all necessary library files. Each Desk Dough® Beam Brick offers you three individually-controlled lighting layers, plus a master-output which is used for general fx and function settings. Desk Dough® Beam operates, like any motorized fixture, over DMX. Your DDB will naturally and seamlessly integrate into any show-lighting environment, whether it be Rock&Roll, TV, Corporate, Theatre, Musical, Club or Arena.

How and where is it possible to run DDB?
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Are you excited yet?

We´re so glad that all our love and passion for lighting that we invested into this vision made sense in your creative eyes, too!

Ready to order now?

We´re not quite there yet, but we already started to manufacture.

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Your questions - our answers

  • DDB FAQ

    What do I need to run DDB?

    A digital projector. A brave, limitless mind to beam just as full-on or soft as you so desire. Haze or smoke to create mid air effects, it doesn´t need to be purple. A lighting desk if you own one, and, if not, don´t worry, Desk Dough® Beam won´t let you down: thanks to the “BeamMachine”, it can run independently or locked to music.


    Does DDB only create Beams?

    That´s completely up to you - almost unbelievable but true, if you turn the projector…


    How do I set up a DDB?

    Set “Start Address” and protocol, attach Projector and Desk. Done.


    Which protocols does DDB feature?

    Artnet, sACN, and MA-Net.


    Which connectors are provided in a DDB?

    Power, USB (for updates/various other reasons), HDMI (Beam), Ethernet (Artnet/Control), and Audio Input.


    Should I get rid of all of my other lighting fixtures while using DDB?

    You don`t have to, (we know you love ´em). Just because our product is capable of so much certainly does not mean that anyone needs to “run a kitchen with only one ingredient in it”. Do your (beautiful) thing, like always!


    Can I simulate DDB?

    …workin’ on it!


    How and where can I mount a DDB?

    There are several mounting options available, with various mounting plate adapters to fit your needs; for example, a clamp for truss-attachment (including safety wire, a wall mount plate, and also power-rail mounting.


    When will Desk Dough® Beam be available?

    You can pre-order right now!

    Deliveries will begin in early 2021, and you´ll already be all set!

    Say “YES!” to the Beams of Your Dreams!