Moving-head spot luminaire with 1000 W HTI lamp

Martin Mac Viper Profile. The Return of the King

It is the new revolution of the season, a Martin moving head, a true spot with a blessed 1000 W discharge lamp, gobos, CMY color, zoom and functions like the good old days of this breed of projectors that we believed to be extinct. It has a rock star name and the stature of a workhorse; it is a deadly viper and a legion of 5000 units has already marched out of the factories. It’s all here and, more than anything else, it represents a resurrection.

Moving head LED Wash with interchangeable LEDs.

JB-Lighting A12: Deutsche Qualität

The latest addition to the JB-Lighting range, loaded with 61 15-watt RGBW LEDs, the A12 moving head wash is presented as a technological flagship capable of competing with 1200 W arc-source lights. Beyond the advertising claims, does this unassuming, 100% German mover really revolutionize a market locked into a race for power? When the Parisian rental company NAT didn’t hesitate to invest in a significant number of A12s – 500 units – we decided it was necessary to bring one to the test bench.

Compact Digital Live Console

Midas Pro 2C

Undisputed and highly respected leader on the high-end analog console market, Midas took its time before tackling the growing sector of digital consoles. After a strategic observation period, the British firm finally unveiled in 2007 the XL8, an uncompromising digital mixing system, carrying over all of the audio qualities of its illustrious predecessors (Heritage, XL4, XL3 etc.) but also some new, innovative and original operating solutions. Unfortunately, due to its size and its elitist price positioning, five years after its release, the XL8 is still an object of unfulfilled fantasy and desire for most sound engineers.

TEST BENCH: WASH LED moving head luminaire


There are now three models in the Wildsun 500 moving head wash family of luminaires. The 500C, the first in the range, RGBW with a 11° – 45° zoom and an average white of 4000K has met with true success and has already been adopted in the Dushow and Phase 4 parks, among others, and has also been included in the kit for the Bruce Springsteen tour with Morpheus. There is also the 500S (S for Stage), RGBW, with a tighter 8° to 40° zoom and a cooler white at 6700K to provide extra pep to the beams. It is this model that we have chosen to look at more closely.