Martin Professional gears up for festival season

    Company increases production of Viper AirFX ready for summer festival season
    Martin Professional anticipates a busy summer season with festivals stimulating demand for MAC Viper AirFX units.
    Martin Professional anticipates a busy summer season with festivals stimulating demand for MAC Viper AirFX units.


    HARMAN’s Martin Professional has increased production for the MAC Viper AirFX as it gears up for the busy summer festival season.

    Already a staple on many major tours and in the rental market, the AirFX is one of the most prominent members of the MAC Viper family, one of the most successful product suites in Martin’s history, the company said.

    In order to provide bigger output with a smaller footprint, the AirFX was engineered to replace 1500 W fixtures, which were previously seen in a lot of shows mainly for mid-air effects, with no projection and often with a few simple gobos. Ideal for tours and festivals, the AirFX gives lighting designers everything that makes the MAC Viper family so effective in one versatile fixture.

    Well known lighting designer Rob Sinclair recently deployed the AirFX on the Queen + Adam Lambert tour and Kylie Minogue’s Kiss Me Once tour. “For both tours I needed a hard-edged fixture that would be visible in the air against large video screens,” said Sinclair. “The MAC Viper AirFX was the only choice.”

    Without compromising on output and performance, the AirFX packs a punch with its hard-edged, mid-air effects, beautiful colours and wash fields, and its superior quality of light. Due to an advanced optical system it is able to deliver 34500 lumens, which is brighter than most 1500 W and even 1700 W spot fixtures on the current market.

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    “I have been working with the MAC Viper AirFX since 2012, and it has been great to see this fixture shine on and on across the globe, where I can get hold of them in every corner,” said lighting designer Oli Metcalfe.

    “It never stops delivering great dynamics to my work and living up to great consistency and reliability. Recently I have been specifying MAC Viper AirFX for its mammoth aerial beams and punch through almost any other light source," he added.

    "This fixture is able to offer a wide range of beam looks, as well as a subtle range of gobos for texturing. I enjoy working with the fixture’s iris and zoom, as this is still one of the best assets offered by both the MAC Viper Profile and MAC Viper AirFX. Colours are rich and consistent and the extra output from the MAC Viper AirFX makes this unit a number one choice of multi-purpose fixture for a variety of applications.”


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