Martin MAC III Performance™ for China’s “The Sing Off”


The Chinese version of the American televisionsinging competition, NBC’s “The Sing Off,” featuring a cappella groups, airs onShenzhen Satellite Television and uses Martin Professional MAC IIIseries luminaires for the dynamic visual accompaniment.

Singing a cappella, that is, without instrumentalaccompaniment, is very demanding and requires highly refined vocal intonation. Martin’s flagship MAC III Profile and MAC III Performance luminaireswere specially selected for their accurate color mixing and delicate colortones as an ideal match for the strong sense of melody and rhythm of the acappella style.


The MAC III series lights were also the main dynamic lighting instruments used on the U.S. version of the show and to this end organizers invited the original stage designers and lighting designers to China for guidance.

Some 18 MAC III Performances play an important role on the set. The fixture’s framing system with full crossover of each blade and continuous rotation bring infinite possibilities for projection, framing and effects, while adding pattern and color to the set.


Various patterns and color from upstage and below stage MAC III Profiles provide backlight projection while 18 MAC 600 moving heads work closely with the MAC III series to add color to the various a cappella performances.

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.