Phaseshift Productions recently purchased a quantity of Ayrton MagicBlade FX and Martin Professional MAC Aura XBs boosting their inventory in time for a busy spring season.

The guys at Phaseshift were so excited to get their new toys, they just had to roll them straight into the workforce – with help from Keith Bradshaw at Show Technology! The Martin MAC Aura XB and Ayrton MagicBlade FX were quickly added into the design to light the annual BET356 2017 Country Racing Awards held in the Plenary at the Melbourne Exhibition Convention Centre.The main stage saw the 12 x MagicBlade FX make their debut with 26 x Martin MAC Aura XB easily handling the room wash and wall decals along with 8 x MAC2000 Wash and 16 x MAC2000 profiles. A total of 62 x MAC 700 profiles were hung to do table spotting.

“We decided to buy the MagicBlades as we kept seeing them on riders and the chance to buy the newer version with the zoom was a great opportunity,” said Johnny Bamford, Production Manager at Phaseshift. “It’s a very versatile fixture that can create good eye candy as well as good beam effects and with the zoom, can also provide a wash.”

Johnny was equally impressed with the MAC Aura XB’s which were purchased to expand the company’s LED wash stock. “Again, they are frequently asked for on riders so it was an obvious choice,” he added. “I really like the colours you can get out of them and also the tightness of beam they deliver. They can zoom out really wide without losing punch and are so versatile you can throw them at any job.” Control was via an MA Lighting MA2 light with a couple of Robert Juliat Aramis 2500 follow spots for table pickups. Well done to the Phaseshift crew who endured a very long day to help create another successful event for their client.

Photos: Lucas Dawson and Bet365 2017 Country Racing Victoria

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