NABEREZHNYE CHELNY, Russia — Nightclub and karaoke bar Batyr has everything needed to turn an ordinary evening into a remarkable experience: a high-energy environment, talented resident DJs, a fantastic sound system and HARMAN’s Martin Professional lighting equipment. In November 2014, the club’s resident lighting designer and winner of Martin’s 2013 Russian Lighting Designer Contest, Artem Sagaidak, tested a pair of Martin MAC Viper AirFX™ lighting fixtures + Quadray kits over two nights with great success.
Sagaidak first encountered the AirFXs at a Martin seminar in Moscow. As a fan of mid-air effects, he immediately wanted to test these fixtures in a club. He reached out to Martin product manager Anton Anufriey and with his support, a short-term loan was arranged for the following weekend – a disco night and a party titled “This City Does Not Sleep.” Sagaidak also regularly uses his personal M2GO™ during shows at Batyr.
“I added a pair of wash lights to the rig for versatility, which created more dynamic looks,” said Sagaidak. “Since all the devices involved offer CMY color mixing, they naturally complemented each other.”
Sagaidak’s lighting those two nights provided a memorable experience for partygoers and impressed Batyr’s management team, which is considering purchasing AirFXs for temporary installation.
Sagaidak is particularly pleased with the fixtures’ zoom capabilities. “MAC Viper AirFXs are effective in both programming and performance,” he said. “Between the zoom, optics, and a broad array of gobos, they have everything for any venue! You can easily create unique mid-air effects or get an excellent wash light combining the wide zoom and CMY.”
Even before nightfall, when Sagaidak’s party duties begin, his fondness for the AirFX is unmistakable.
“Time slips away when programming the AirFXs,” he said. “I remember sitting down just after lunch having so much fun swapping different gobos, mixing colors in CMY, splitting beams with the prism, using the iris and zoom,” he said. “And then suddenly I realized that it was already dark outside!”
- MAC Viper AirFX, 2 x pcs.
- M2GO, 1 x pc.
- Jem AF-1 MkII, 2 x pcs.
- Magnum Club Smoke System, 1 x pc.
For more information on Batyr, please visit http://batyr.club/
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As a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors, Martin lighting and video systems are renowned the world over. Martin also offers a range of advanced lighting controllers and media servers, as well as a complete line of smoke machines as a complement to intelligent lighting. Martin operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries. Founded in 1987 and based in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin is the lighting division of global infotainment and audio company HARMAN International Industries. For more information please visit: www.martin.com.
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