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Citylight Supplies Martin MACs for Spain's 'The Voice'

Spain's MADRID — Since its debut in September 2012, reality TV singing competition “The Voice,” or “La Voz,” in Spain, has become a social phenomenon. To help accentuate the live performances, live drama and the jury of popular Spanish singers, Madrid-based rental, sales and installation company Citylight installed a complete Harman Martin MAC lighting rig.

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Citylight LD Julián Perez’s lighting design includes an abundance of Martin products including MAC III Profile, MAC 2000 Profile and Wash, MAC TW1, MAC 600 NT, MAC 550, MAC 250 Krypton, MAC 250 Wash and MAC 250 Beam luminaires, as well as Martin Stagebar 54 L battens and Atomic 3000 strobes. The upcoming season will also incorporate more than 30 of Martin’s new Rush Strobe 1 5x5 effect lights.

Perez has been impressed with the Martin MAC III Profile. “Thanks to the MAC III’s power, incredible gobos and zoom system we could get a great range of well-defined beam effects or cover big areas, even when using high rates of conventional lighting. It also comes with a great electronic shutter that creates instant effects without the need for complex programming.”         

Perez continued, “The MAC 250 Wash/Beam surprised us with its two types of projection: the wash, which we used in different productions with great results, and a beam that proved to be amazing throughout the production that very much impressed our colleagues.”

For Photography Director Ángel Blanco, the tungsten-based MAC TW1 wash light was a great addition to the set. “We were able to illuminate and color different scenarios in shades not all luminaires can reproduce, and in a reduced period of time with no need to redirect conventional lighting equipment,” Blanco said. “We could even use the projectors, especially in live shows, to replace traditional Fresnel lighting equipment in case a lamp failed. They adjusted perfectly to the color temperature and flow of the projector if they needed to be replaced.”

“We chose Martin projectors because they are reliable and versatile,” said “La Voz” LD Juan Carlos. “They have easily adapted to changes in the seven months of production and three different program formats. We’ve also received excellent technical service from Martin representatives in Spain.”


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