04 | 04 | 2016

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 at our booth C61 and our dot2 booth C51 in hall 3.0 at Prolight + Sound 2015 exhibition in Frankfurt from 5th - 8th April. There we will present you with MA’s latest developments.

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

Solutions for tomorrow: MA Lighting at Prolight + Sound 2016

At this year’s Prolight and Sound Frankfurt exhibition MA Lighting dedicates a whole booth to its dot2 lighting control solution and features new software release version 1.2, driving the success story of MA newest product range. Multiple hands-on dot2 console stations will be available for users to familiarise themselves with the new software. MA’s product specialist will be available to answer questions or guide you through the latest feature set. Software version 1.2 adds lots of detail with respect to the overall workflow and makes the user experience even more intuitive. Customizable layout views, mutli-patch for fixtures including dot2 3D, assignable DMX ports, Auto-Backup functionality, Effect Markers, Effect improvements and lots of other enhancements are now included. Come along and see the latest additions for yourself. Read more...

New dot2 software version [1.2] online

For immediate download of the new software version please click here...

Click here, to read the news about the new software release.

“Everyone was amazed by how quickly they could get a show up and running”: Slovenian National TV invests in dot2

Slovenia’s national television channel, RTV Slovenia, has recently invested in a new dot2 XL-F and a dot2 Node4 (1K) for use in the smaller studios throughout its HQ in Ljubljana, as well as for OB projects and other ‘mobile’ applications. The console was specified by Bojan Repic, responsible for the purchase and maintenance of new equipment and technologies in the lighting department and head of lighting, Bojan Lenart. Read more...

Video: MA System Integration

In this video MA Lighting's product manager René Berhorst shows you around the MA booth at last ISE explaining the MA System Integration in detail.

You can watch the video here.

Newcomer joins charts topper: MA Network Switch tours with Andreas Bourani

German artist Andreas Bourani recently toured his “Hey” tour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Bourani’s success story started with his song “Auf uns” (on us) during the 2014 football World Cup. Timo Martens, Philip Hillers and Nik Evers created the stage, video content and lighting design for the tour. They chose 3 x grandMA2 light, 4 x MA Network Switch, 4 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit), 2 x MA 8Port Nodes and 11 x MA Digital Dimmer 12 x 2,3kVA5 for lighting control. Read more...

Video: Making of Tonbandgerät Tour with dot2 3D

In this video lighting designer Jan Suling describes, how he has preprogrammed the recent Tonbandgerät tour by using dot2 3D.

You can watch the video here.

Sporty: 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend teams up with grandMA2

It was Nashville’s turn to host the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend, and the four-day event in Music City was packed with enough star power on and off the ice to excite thousands of hockey fans. Morris, formerly known as Morris Light and Sound, was charged with conceptualizing and executing the audio and lighting installations and providing 24/7 production management at five venues during the weekend. Morris deployed grandMA2 consoles at three of the locations. Read more...

“Really keen on going down the MA route”: dot2 XL-F for dB Audio Namibia

Namibia, known for the desolate beauty of its deserts and sand dunes, amazing wildlife and rich mineral resources is also a stable, socially integrated country with a great energy and sense of the future. The first dot2 XL-F lighting console has recently entered the country, a new investment by leading full production solution and rental company, dB Audio Namibia, based in capital Windhoek. Read more...

Become an expert: dot2 blog Tips + Tricks

Are you already familiar with our Tips + Tricks area in the dot2 blog? In this area our MA blog team regularly posts the latest tips how to use the dot2 even smarter. All posts go along with a video showing you in simple steps how to reach your goal. Here you can find our Tips + Tricks

“Quick, responsive, bullet proof and flexible”: grandMA2 joins Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White is one of the most famous and enduring fairy tales worldwide. The Brothers Grimm initially published it in 1812 in the first edition of their collection of Grimms' Fairy Tales. The Grimms completed their final revision of the story in 1854. Recently this popular tale was staged by the Hull New Theatre in the UK. Produced by Michael Harrison for Qdos Entertainment Ltd. and with a lighting design of Joe Atkins, the show  made use of a grandMA2 light for lighting control. Read more...

“Just plug in and go”: Hilton College Theatre invests in a dot2 core

Hilton College nestling in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands hills north of Durban is certainly an incredible setting for one of South Africa’s most exclusive boys’ boarding schools set in a large estate with its own wildlife reserve. Hilton College has its own theatre on campus – which is the proud owner of a new dot2 core console from MA Lighting. Read more...

“Easy learning curve”: DSC Design selects MA Lighting’s dot2 XL-F console for Performing Arts Magnet High School

When a magnet high school for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay area needed to upgrade its theatre it called on DSC Design of Novato, California to design an upgraded lighting system. DSC Design specified an all-LED lighting design and a new dot2 XL-F lighting console from MA Lighting. Read more...

dot2 Insider Tip

Did you know that...

... you can assign a fade time to your live programming changes with the help of the Program Time Fader. You can assign a Program Time Fader to any Executor, even the virtual ones

grandMA2 Insider Tip

Did you know that...

... Timecode slot pool in sheet style shows the IP address of session member, receiving Timecode, and provides access to edit pre roll and after roll per slot.

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