Transmission one of Europe’s biggest trance festivals, held annually in the Czech Republic at the O2 Arena was enhanced by haze from MDG generators which showcased the
lighting and laser shows that accompanied the artists.
To showcase the lighting and lasers to peak effect, Transmission’s lighting designer, Bas Kemper, needed to fill the huge 15,000- capacity venue with large quantities of smooth, pure white haze. He invested in an ATMe haze generator from MDG and three MDG MAX 3000 generators, supplied by Rudo Tucek of Slovakian rental company Ministry.
“The venue is huge and filled to capacity for the festival – the stage alone is 48m x
24m and the floor space covers approximately 80m x 80m, with the hall stretching to something in the region of 120m x 120m,” says Kemper. “To bring the full experience to everyone in the hall we created lighting and laser shows with an immense reach across a wide-open forum, so we also needed haze that could fill that space, on stage, in the hall and right up into the rafters!”
Kemper positioned the three MDG MAX 3000 generators onstage at left, right and
upstage locations, and placed the MDG ATMe haze generator front-of-house. The
MAX 3000 units were all controlled manually as stand-alone units, with the ATMe
levels controlled directly from the console by lighting operators Zis Ankone and
“I was confident that the MDG units would be able to handle the dimensions and the
result was fantastic,” said Kemper. “The haze was as smooth and pure as expected
which highlighted the colours of the lighting design to perfection. And I couldn’t be happier with the extent to which the haze spread and showed off the huge laser shows and each individual beam of light. Yet, at the same time, we were able to control the levels so the haze never got out of hand or obscured the audience’s view of the artists, and we never have complaints about the amount of haze – it’s just invisible without light passing through it.
“It’s simple – MDG generators can be relied upon to produce great haze throughout
the whole evening. They really are the best for lighting in halls like these.”