MA & Martin for The Venue
Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
The Venue offers clients a large, flexible warehouse space with 5 star amenities catering to a wide variety of events including gala dinners, product launches, fashion parades, conferences, corporate functions, weddings and community events. With a capacity of 1,000 guests for a dinner, cocktail style or conferencing, flexibility is the key to the space.
The NW Group are The Venue’s technical production partner, offering the latest in audio visual and presentation technology to ensure all events runs smoothly. Their objective is to provide seamless and cost effective technical solutions for all of The Venue’s events.
David Gleig, Project Manager/ Executive Director at The NW Group, immediately turned to Show Technology to provide lighting equipment settling on 24 x Martin RUSH MH6, 8 x MAC Quantum Profile, 8 x DMX Sunstrips, 4 x Atomic Strobes, 2 x Unique Hazers and a MA2 light for control.
“The RUSH MH6 fixtures have performed beyond expectation,” commented David. “We used these as they have been successful in a number of other fixed installations and are now becoming an industry accepted fixture that you would expect to see in any good installation or hire stock. Our intentions will be to grow our inventory of RUSH products into 2018. So far we have not had a single failure or event they have not been suitable for.”
“They don’t technically live at The Venue but this is what is used, 90% of the time,” explained David. “These are particularly great even in a large venue like this. They are often accepted also when MAC Vipers are requested. In fact the MAC Quantum Spot is probably the most used, most versatile fixture in our stock. We have tried to breed these in the dark corners of our warehouse of an evening. At this stage we have not had success.”
According to David, the MA2 light was the obvious choice as this would be the console of choice for just about every internal and external hire.
“Rather than trying to save money on a sub-standard product or a smaller MA console, we decided that the MA ‘full-size’ was legitimately over kill and the ‘light’ packed all of the features for small events right through to the larger events we will see in this space. We also purchase an MA NPU giving us the ability to add many fixtures to this space without running out of processing capabilities.”