AV360 grows with MA, Martin and ShowPro

Posted on Friday, November 3rd, 2017

More than just an equipment provider, Sydney-based AV360 are a specialist audio visual production and management company.  AV360 produces sophisticated, elegant and impressive events incorporating complex audio systems, lighting configuration, stage and set design, tele-presence and projection displays.

The company prides itself on experienced technicians and the best equipment on the market and so it was no surprise that they recently invested in MA, Martin and ShowPro gear.

Five Martin RUSH MH1 Profile Plus and six RUSH MH6 Wash were added to their lighting inventory with Nestor Martinez, AV360’s managing director, commenting on how much value for money the RUSH fixtures offer.

The RUSH MH1 Profile Plus is even brighter than its predecessor RUSH MH 1 Profile with 50% more output. Efficient optics with an increased beam angle from 13 degrees to 16 degrees punches out a variety of effects and colours from two gobo wheels and two colour wheels. For added versatility and effect, it also houses an electronic dimmer and strobe, iris and 3-facet prism and an improved cooling system for quieter operation.

“The RUSH MH1 deliver great effects for any type of event whilst drawing very little power which is handy for when you don’t have 3-phase available,” he said. “Generally they’re just a really good, complete light that works very well in any hotel in the CBD. It’s the same for the RUSH MH6 which makes an ideal partner for the RUSH MH1, they work very well together and cover all requirements.”

The RUSH MH 6 Wash offers a fully pre-mixed colour system from 12 x 10 W RGBW LEDs with a spectacular 10°–60° zoom. It also offers full electronic dimming, strobe effects and temperature-controlled fan cooling for quiet operation.

AV360 also added a dozen LED FusionBARs to their inventory and often use them to decorate the back of stages especially as the one-metre batten has an individually controllable 15 x 1 pixel matrix.

“You can get some really nice effects going with the pixel mapping whilst they are also great for wall grazing and dynamic linear washes,” added Nestor. “The fact that they are outdoor-rated is great too – we recently used them on The Island floating bar and the client was overwhelmed by them.”

An MA Lighting dot2 core was chosen for control after Nestor was given a demonstration and realized how easy it was to use.

“I’m not actually a lighting guy but worked it out and could set up a show in about 25 minutes!” said Nestor. “One of my lighting guys did the course at Show Technology and straightaway he started to do all of our big gigs. It’s an incredibly user-friendly console and when you work in this industry under a lot of pressure, you just want to get it right. With the dot2 core we get it right all the time.”

Nestor can’t fault the support offered from Show Technology and says he never imagined he would be so busy.