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DDT tours with grandMA2

Founded by lead singer and only remaining original member Yuri Shevchuk in 1980, DDT is a popular Russian rock band named after the pesticide DDT, and is among the best known and most prolific Russian bands of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The band was recently back on the road again for its current “Pellucid” tour. Their lighting designer Andrejs Dubkovs (Lumen Art Division) used 1 x grandMA2 full-size console and 1 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit).

Dubkovs explained his preference for MA control solutions: “I’ve been working with many lighting boards and brand names, but for the last seven years we’ve been mainly using MA equipment. This is because MA products are very reliable and offer a handy and user-friendly environment. My favourite two things are the timecode function and the macro programming as well as being able to set up your own working environment (playback, screens and other stuff). For my staff, the networking system configuration is extremely straightforward, and the system is also absolutely stable. Each console has benefits, but the grandMA2 has them all in one. With a bit of knowledge and experience, absolutely everything is possible! There are no limits and no unavailable instruments for work during any show - large or small.   Imagination is the only potential limiting factor!”

ORION, Barnaul, Russia and Elkruff, Moscow, Russia delivered the lighting equipment.  

Photos: © Sergey Antipin

Used Equipment:

<link http: www.malighting.com goto>1 x grandMA2 full-size
<link http: www.malighting.com goto>1 x MA NPU (Network Processing Unit)

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