28 | 01 | 2016

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Here is your latest MA Lighting newsletter, giving you all the essential information on upcoming events and what’s new in the world of MA Lighting.

Don’t forget to check out the latest insider tips which you can find at the bottom of this newsMAil!

Integrated solutions: MA exhibits at ISE

MA Lighting will be exhibiting at the upcoming ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) in Amsterdam’s RAI. You are welcome to visit us there at booth 7-W218 starting from 9th till 12th February. Read more...

Video documentation: dot2 tours with Tonbandgerät

This video is about the dot2 touring with the German band Tonbandgerät. Lighting designer Jan Suling explains his daily work routine and how the dot2 helps him along.

Click here to watch the video in our dot2 blog.

“grandMA2 just works best for me”: The Wombats count on MA

Alexandra Palace in North London was the venue for the Wombats’ largest production during their current tour, which has encompassed the UK, Europe and Australia since the beginning of 2015. Dan Hill is the lighting designer at the helm. “This was essentially a larger, more intense version of the lighting rig we’ve had out lately. In London earlier this year, The Wombats played Brixton Academy and the show at Alexandra Palace really grew from that, nothing crazy, but extensions of what was already there to cater for both the larger crowd and the bigger, wider stage that Ally Pally provides. I wanted to keep things as dynamic and as fun for the band on stage and for people in the crowd as it was back in Brixton.” Hill is using a grandMA2 light for control. Read more...

“The dot2 was a wonderfully simple desk to learn and use“: dot2 core inspires students at New College Nottingham

Talk to anyone involved in delivering further and higher education for Technical Theatre or Entertainment Arts and they will all agree that one of the major challenges for colleges and universities is being able to offer students access to the very latest, state-of-the-art equipment. In today’s rapidly evolving industry, new technology can become almost obsolete within a few years. Administrators at Nottingham New College decided to take a pro-active approach to overcome this. Read more...

On a large scale: grandMA2 for South African artist Cassper Nyovest

South African design company Formative was contracted by multi-award winning recording artist and record producer Cassper Nyovest to provide full creative direction, production & content design, show and technical production for his #fillupthedome show at the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg. The Production Design was based around his very dynamic music and the creation of special ‘moments’, a process that built throughout the show, revealing different elements as the music called for them. For lighting and video control, Formative relied on grandMA2. Read more...

Multilingual: dot2 website now also in Russian

Customers from different countries are already able to read about dot2 in their local language. While there are more languages to come, the website is currently available in:


dot2 Insider Tip

Did you know that...

... you can use the AT command together with groups. Program the values for half of your fixtures and create the mirrored values at the other half group with inverted selection order.

grandMA2 Insider Tip

Did you know that...

... fade and delay times for each preset type can be edited inside the sequence executor sheet. If preset type time is set to anything other than none, cue fade and delay time will be overwritten by the preset type time for the referring preset type.
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