Entertainment Installations expand with Martin MAC Vipers and MA onPC command wing

Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013

Entertainment Installations are well equipped for the busy summer season having added eight Martin MAC Vipers – with eight more arriving soon – and a MA Lighting MA onPC command wing to their arsenal.

“I first saw the MAC Viper at LDI last year and knew straight away it was a great product that would be highly spec’d by clients,” remarked Neale Mace, managing director of Entertainment Installations. “We were just waiting for the right time to purchase a few to add to our moving light inventory. Recently we’ve seen a bunch of riders asking for them and our lighting guys were asking for them too!”

Upon arrival at Entertainment Installations’ central coast warehouse the MAC Vipers were promptly hustled out of the door to Opera in the Vineyards and a few days later they performed at the Fat as Butter festival as well as fitting in Tony Hadley (pictured), Boy & Bear and Richard Clapton.

“They were great – they’re a great looking light, they’re lightweight, have great optics, and have a lovely gobo set,” added Neale. “Plus they can certainly cut through in terms of light output.”

Neale and his crew have been using MA Lighting control for several years and are very happy with the platform. Bryce Mace prefers to use MA for his lighting design work, such as for the John Butler Trio, as he has set up his own preprogramming suite set up with grandMA2 onPC, MA onPC command wing and MA onPC fader wing.

“He can get a show designed, get it in the console and get it visualized in advance which saves a lot of time in the factory,” said Neale. “Then the whole thing breaks down into three cases that can be put on a plane as luggage. That’s really handy for touring Australia and also doing festivals where they don’t have a MA console as he can just bring his own. The festival can give him the spec which he can load into the console at his leisure, program the show using the visualizer and then take the console to the show, plug it in and away he goes.”