MAC Viper™ More Than Enough on Farm Aid 2012


LD Jason Robinson used Martin Professional’s new MAC Viper Profile™ for the first time on the 2012 version of Farm Aid, the yearly benefit event that raises money for family farmers in the U.S., and found they had “all the stop I needed and more.”

"The Vipers really came through for us with their intensity and zoom,” Jason commented about the award-winning 1000 W profile, supplied for the event by Upstaging. “I used them as aerial effects and as my backlight / keys for the band members.”


In order to stay out of the large upstage video wall, Jason had the Vipers trimmed at a considerable height. “They had all the horsepower we needed for camera and to cut through the video,” he said. “They had all the stop I needed and more, even after I added gobo's and color correction."

The MAC Viper Profile is the first fixture in Martin’s 1000-watt MAC Viper family of automated luminaires and is being specified on tours and events across the industry. It won an Award for Innovation at the PLASA trade show in September where it was hailed as “a new benchmark for automated lighting spots."


Held in late September at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Farm Aid founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young performed at Farm Aid 2012 along with Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson and others.


Martin Professional
Founded in 1987 and headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, Martin Professional is a world leader in the creation of dynamic lighting solutions for the entertainment, architectural, and commercial sectors. 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. The company operates the industry’s most complete and capable distributor network with local partners in nearly 100 countries.