03 | 04 | 2018

Welcome Dear Reader!

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.

You are most welcome to stop by personally at MA Lighting in hall 3.0 at Prolight + Sound 2018 exhibition. Experience in Frankfurt the grandMA3 live presentation (at booth C61), grandMA3 hands on (at booth C51) and dot2 hands on (at booth D59).

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

grandMA3 series: New video and full product details online

Founded on the legacy of the previous grandMA consoles, the grandMA3 represents a radical re-think of what’s possible from a lighting control platform. The elegant new system-architecture incorporates new fixture, feature and effects-handling at its very heart.

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MA Lighting at Prolight + Sound 2018: grandMA3 will be shown live for the first time

The grandMA3 lighting console series, that was announced earlier this year, will be shown to the public for the first time at Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt 10th-14th April.

More information about the Prolight + Sound 2018 can be found here.

MA Lighting will be present with three booths

  • grandMA3 live presentation | C61
  • grandMA3 hands on | C51
  • dot2 hands on | D59
More information about our booths at the Prolight + Sound 2018 can be found here.

New Open Data standard: General Device Type Format developed by Vectorworks, Inc., MA Lighting and Robe lighting

Vectorworks, Inc., MA Lighting and Robe lighting announce a new development for the entertainment design and production industry that will change the way lighting designers, lighting fixture manufacturers, lighting console manufacturers and lighting visualizers will work together.

The three companies have jointly led the charge to develop a new data format, named the General Device Type Format (GDTF), which creates a unified definition for the exchange of device data between consoles, CAD and previsualization software. Read more...

Video: dot2 joins Bundesjugendballett

During its latest series called "Im Aufschwung" (in upswing) the Bundesjugendballett was joined by a dot2 XL-F. In this video Bundesjugendballett technical director Hannes Hoehler shows its workplace in the Ernst Deutsch theatre and talks about his experiences with the dot2  - espcecially in a theatre situation.

Click here to watch the video.

dot2 Insider Tip

Did you know that...

the dot2 onPC gives out the first patched DMX universe for free? Use the network connector of your PC to feed your fixtures directly via ArtNet or streaming ACN!

You will find more Tips + Tricks here...

grandMA2 Insider Tip

Did you know that...

you can us additional store filter to store every position preset or cue either with Pan/Tilt or XYZ values. This option can be changed in the store options, and has the states, Active position data, XYZ and Pan/Tilt. Depending on the option selected, position values will be:

Active position mode: Stores position data as they are (as Pan/Tilt or XYZ values)
XYZ: Converts and stores position data as XYZ values
Pan/Tilt: Converts and stores position data as Pan/Tilt values

You will find more Tips here...
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