Award-winning event design and technical production company Maestra Group has made some substantial new investments at its London branch for lighting, audio and video ahead of a busy summer season. This follows a round of recent purchases by Maestra Dubai.
Keeping true to its core values to work with only premium brands in both Europe and the Middle East, the new kit includes; Robe, ETC, Avolites, Prolyte, ChamSys control, d&b audio, Christie, Sony and Analog Way.
Maestra London’s MD Justin Hammond expressed, “After an exceptional first year of trading, it was time for new equipment in all departments, particularly lighting due to the demands of both UK based projects as well as lots of international work”.
All the new kit has been specified and selected to ensure that Maestra London clients continue to benefit from the latest and most appropriate technologies for their projects, together with the friendly, efficient service, expertise and imagination that defines the brand.
The very latest moving light technology from Robe will join the rental stock, with the LEDBeam 150, just launched earlier this month at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt, plus the new Robe ç LED wash beams, together with the best-selling Robe Pointe, an excellent multi-purpose choice. Large quantities of additional conventional ETC Source Four have also joined the lighting inventory.
When it came to lighting control, flexibility, power and user-friendliness were key issues, so the Maestra team decided on new Avolites Tiger Touch II and ChamSys MQ80 consoles. These and an Avo Power Cube distro/dimmer combo were all also chosen for their reliability and great track record.
New LiteDeck staging is now available, and selections of new Prolyte trussing bolsters are now stocked in the rigging department.
Christie 14K projectors boost Maestra’s projection capabilities. Maestra Dubai selected these for their clarity and also to match the recent purchases of the same machines. This keeps it straightforward for both companies to share equipment during busy periods.
The video department has the latest Analog Way Ascender switcher in the new Ascender 48 complete with expansion module, and also one of the new NeXtage 08s, which join the existing range of Pulse2 PLS350s switchers.
More MacBook Pros join the stock of playback options, plus a whole range of cabling and other general video distribution infrastructure including scalers and converters.
Maestra Dubai has just invested in 100 square metres of its own 3.9 mm flex:led LED screen, a product specially developed for the company which will also be available for use by Maestra London in Europe.
On the audio front, Maestra continues its commitment to d&b by increasing the stock of E5, T10 and Y7P loudspeakers and Y-SUBS, Sennheiser, LSP500 wireless speakers – in a mix of black and white finishes to fit different environments. New d&b M4 monitor wedges and D20 amplifiers also made up the order.
Another Yamaha QL1 console and RioRack have been added for audio control, and new Pioneer DJ kit features CDJ-2000 Nexus 2 decks and DJM-900 mixers.
Additional new sound peripherals also include a range of Sennheiser 2000 radio mics and EM2050 dual channel receivers, Audio Technica lectern mics, DPA headset mics and more, with a full mic stands package.
Some of this will be in use at upcoming Maestra projects, which will include the Cannes Film Festival, a large UK conference for Reply Exchange in Liverpool Street, London, and a worldwide touring conference for a large international corporate client.