Bouncing back from the nightmare that was Covid, Dave Jackson of Creative Productions insisted he would not be investing in new gear for at least two years. However, as the work flooded in he could not resist adding to his inventory and he went big! Ayrton Perseos, Ayrton Zonda 9 Washes, more Ayrton Mistrals, Ayrton Eurus, Claypaky MiniBs, Martin Aura XIPs, zactrack, MA3 lights, MA3 full size, ShowPRO DiamondBacks and more ShowPRO Colliders were all welcomed into the Creative warehouse.

“We’ve been using Ayrton Mistrals for a long time and they have become our go-to workhorse fixture so we added another 24,” said Dave. “They have always been rock solid so staying with the brand was a no brainer. We also decided to heavily invest in Eurus that are bright, have a good gobo selection, wide zoom ratio and the optics are incredible. Like all Ayrton products, they are very easy to set up and very powerful.”

Dave didn’t stop there with the Ayrton products, he also purchased 24 x Zonda 9 Washes which are designed specifically for stage lighting.

“We were looking for a wash light that could cover the entire stage and so when the Zonda 9 Wash came out we bought them sight unseen – that’s how much we trust Ayrton,” he remarked. “It’s versatile as it can easily switch from beam to wash. It has heaps of effects and is very fast.

“After last year’s Splendour in the Grass where the rain bucketed down and the front truss copped it, I decided the Perseos would be a worthy investment! It’s important in Australia to have fixtures that can deal with our crazy weather. They’re bright and have great colours.”

Finally, Dave ordered Ayrton Cobras, again for their IP-rating, describing them as a powerful and versatile beam fixture that delivers a good zoom, frost, gobos, prisms and bright darker colours.

Another product that Dave is excited about and could not resist buying was the Martin Aura XIP compact moving head wash light with its durable yet lightweight design that’s rated for outside usage, ensuring uncompromised coverage and output in any weather condition. He ordered 48 x units and has been impressed by their light weight and easily programmable eye candy.
Although Creative has tended to stock Spikies in the past, Dave decided to switch to Claypaky Mini-Bs and has been very happy with his decision.

“We purchased 48 x Mini-Bs and have not been disappointed,” he said. “Our clients love them for their brightness, compact size, reliability and cost efficiency. They make a huge visual impact and are very reliable and easy to maintain.”

To top off his amazing array of new technology, Dave added 24 x ShowPRO DiamondBacks to his inventory and their stunning strobe effects have been seen on Snoop Dog’s tour and also The Smashing Pumpkins recent tour.

“The Smashing Pumpkins’ lighting designer was so impressed with the DiamondBacks he wants us to send him 50 units for their US tour!” revealed Dave.

Dave recently acquired zactrack which was trialled on Ruel’s tour. He also added two more MA Lighting grandMA3 lights and grandMA3 full size.

Featured Products…


MAC Aura XIP is a premium moving head wash light with a radical aura filament effect and full pixel control with video mapping capabilities onto the beam, aura, or both.


COBRA is the first factory standard AYRTON phosphor laser source luminaire based on the concept of DREAMSPOT 18K, presented at Prolight+Sound 2016.

Zonda 9 Wash

ZONDA 9 WASH is the first luminaire in a new family of products devised for stage lighting, equipped with a high-performance 40-Watt LED source with RGB+W additive colour synthesis.

Zactrack Smart

zactrack SMART is the world’s first plug and play automated follow system. System setup takes less than 15 minutes from unpacking the system components to 3D tracking for stage lighting, sound or video effects.


AYRTON has developed a new high-efficiency power supply in an entirely new die-cast aluminium base that takes up 33% less volume than in other luminaires of the same category.


Mini-B is the smallest LED beam light ever made by Claypaky for the professional market. Although it weighs just 7 Kg and measures only 34 cm, Mini-B features the most advanced, modern optical and electronic technology. The light source is based on 40 Watt Osram RGBW LEDs, the same ones fitted in the new Claypaky HY B-EYE.

Perseo IP65

The Ayrton Perseo-S is the first compact multi-function luminaire with an IP65 enclosure rating developed by Ayrton for intensive outdoor use.


A versatile, new fully equipped 300W spot luminaire in the same ultra-compact format as MERAK. Its new 13-lens proprietary optical system delivers a 8:1 zoom ratio with a zoom range of 6.7° to 53°. The optics, equipped with a 119mm frontal lens, can achieve an extremely uniform flat beam that can render images perfectly in all conditions and at any beam angle. MISTRAL comes in two versions, each to meet the specific requirements of lighting professionals:

The Mistral comes in three models:

  • Mistral – S (AYRMIS102): a 18,000 lm, 6500 K, CRI=70 model
  • Mistral – TC (AYRMIS100): a 14,000 lm, 5700 K CRI=90 model
  • Mistral – Si (AYRMIS103) Installation model no wireless

grandMA3 full-size

The grandMA3 full-size console is the flagship of the range. It offers the ultimate MA lighting control hardware and is designed for professionals that appreciate the hands-on flexibility that a no-compromise solution can offer.

Founded on the legacy of the previous grandMA consoles, the grandMA3 represents a radical re-think of what’s possible from a lighting control platform. The elegant new system-architecture incorporates new fixture, feature and effects-handling at its very heart.

The system features ground-breaking concepts from top industry visionaries, presented within a refined user interface, and is designed to make practical tasks more intuitive.


grandMA3 light

The grandMA3 light console is the work-horse of the range. It provides the perfect combination of power and physical size. The grandMA3 light console is suitable for all but the most demanding productions, making it probably the most versatile lighting console available.