Lighting Designer Andrew Cass recently deployed Martin by HARMAN MAC Axiom Hybrid and MAC III Profile fixtures at Suwannee Hulaween, a three-day music festival that took place over the 2016 Halloween weekend. Cass selected the MAC Axiom Hybrid and MAC III Profile for their unparalleled versatility, powerful performance and industry-wide acceptance among Lighting Directors.
The Suwannee Hulaween 2016 lineup was curated by The String Cheese Incident, and as the band’s Lighting Director, Cass was hired to design the lighting rig for the festival’s main stage. His goal was to create a lighting rig that would look great for The String Cheese Incident, but also deliver high-intensity visuals for EDM artists. After seeing the MAC Axiom Hybrid at a recent Bassnectar show, Cass realised they would be perfect for the Suwannee Hulaween main stage. Denver-based audio, lighting and video production company Brown Note Productions supplied the audio and lighting for the show, and luckily for Cass, they had plenty of MAC Axiom Hybrids in their inventory.
“The MAC Axiom Hybrid is a good colour mixing beam fixture, and that’s what the industry has been waiting for,” said Cass. “There are a couple fixtures out there that are calling themselves hybrids, but this is the only fixture I’d put in that category. Generally beam fixtures have colour wheels, so we’ve all been limited not only by the colour selection, but by how we can program the fixtures. The MAC Axiom Hybrid has incredible brightness and true colour mixing, so I can treat it like any other light. The clarity of the optics and tightness of the beam are very impressive and the GOBO package works well with both beam and spot looks. The Axiom is now my beam fixture of choice.”
“I have used Martin fixtures for a long, long time,” he continued. “I appreciate Martin’s product line because they don’t release a bunch of minor products all of the time. Every time Martin designs a product, it creates large advancements in the industry. And because of that, it’s a better-vetted product by the time it hits the market.”