15 | 12 | 2017

Welcome Dear Reader!

With our final 2017 MA newsletter we would like to wish you a very merry holiday season and a happy and prosperous New Year 2018! Thank you for your support throughout the year, and we look forward to working with you again next year!

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

New grandMA2 software version [] is online

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grandMA2 gets satisfaction with the Rolling Stones: Rock’n’Roll history live on tour

There are four names right at the centre of Rock’n’Roll history: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood -  currently all members of the Rolling Stones, a band, that has been a constant in the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame for more than 50 years!

Their live shows are still known for their dynamics and power, and the recent “No Filter” tour featured a stunning lighting and video design that captured the essence of their performance and underlines the indelible legacy and huge influence of their music.

Lighting designer and creative director Patrick Woodroffe of Woodroffe Bassett Design (WBD) worked closely with stage architects Stufish on developing the look and feel of the “No Filter” tour, which used 4 x grandMA2 full-size consoles, 1 x MA grandMA2 light, 5 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit) and 4 x MA 8Port Node. Read more...

grandMA2 for Land of Kalevala: A celebration of Finnish history

Land of Kalevala is currently being staged at the Finnish National Opera, with set, projection and lighting designed by Mikki Kunttu. The performance is about Finland in which the epic 19th century Kalevala poem takes root. Kenneth Greve’s Land of Kalevala is a thank-you to, a celebration of and a wake-up call for the Finnish nation.

The story touches on milestone moments in Finnish history and culture with a bold combination of diverse art forms. For lighting control, Kunttu used the opera’s grandMA2 system and an MA 3D system for previsualization. Read more...

The new book of Neal Preston: Exhilarated and Exhausted

Neal Preston is one of the greatest rock photographers of all time. Exhilarated and Exhausted is a no-holds-barred complete retrospective of his more than 40-year career. Produced in collaboration with Neal, it is introduced by a foreword by Neal’s close friend, the renowned writer and director Cameron Crowe.

The book is travel back in time to the roots of our industry and therefore we recommend that you take a closer look at it. The book is available from the Lightpower Collection founded by our German partner Lightpower. Read more...

dot2 Insider Tip

Did you know that...

... with MIB your fixtures automatically prepare for upcoming cues when they are not visible. So you can avoid not wanted visual fades to attribute values.

You will find more Tips + Tricks here...

grandMA2 Insider Tip

Did you know that...

... additional store filters are available 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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