Last month Vienna welcomed one of the world's leading DJs, DJ Tiësto, to the Heineken Green Room. Debuting at the event was Martin Professional’s new laser, the RGB Laser 1.6. The Martin RGB Laser 1.6 is a Class 4 cool white light laser capable of extremely deep saturated colors. It features simple plug-and-play operation, hundreds of pre-installed effects, and a cooling system that eliminates the need for expensive and bulky water cooling.

Supplying the laser effects for the show was Solaris Media. “The Martin RGB Laser 1.6 is a very positive surprise,” commented Heimo Hanserl, owner of Solaris Media. “Besides the RGB Laser 1.6 we used two green 5 W and one 10 W lasers which were controlled by an external DSP, therefore we had to take data lines which was very time-consuming. The Martin RGB Laser in contrast was ready to play within a few minutes because the controller is integrated and the content can be easily selected via DMX – this makes for real ease. The power is also impressive.

“The RGB Laser 1.6 was used for colored animations and it worked very well with the green lasers which created the midair-effects. With the RGB Laser 1.6, Martin has placed itself at the very top of laser systems in this performance class.”

Tiësto, voted DJ Magazine’s “Best DJ in the World” from 2002-2004 whose best gig is surely the Opening Ceremony of the Summer Olympic Games in Athens, performed in Vienna before 10,000 international guests and was supported by Tom Snow and Pete Brooks, both internationally popular techno and trance DJs as well.

P.U.S.C.A. Promotion was responsible for the conception and realization of the event with P.U.S.C.A. Public handling the illumination of the Heineken Green Room. P.U.S.C.A. used a total of 118 MAC 2000 Wash and Profile luminaires, 2 Jem Roadie high performance fog machines and the Martin RGB Laser 1.6 on the event. Positioned behind and beside the stage were 78 MAC 2000 Washes and Profiles directed into the audience with another 40 MAC 2000 Washes and Profiles illuminating the DJs and audience. In order to emphasize the mid-air beam and laser show, the 200 x 50 meter open-air dance floor was continually filled with haze from the Jem Roadies, also during stormy weather. High temperatures, dust, wind and vibration from the massive bass frequencies were a burden but the MAC 2000’s were up to the challenge and played from dusk until dawn with no problems. Behind the stage were 4 screens and 3 LED screens with graphics looks from 8 DL1 projectors and two conventional video projectors. The automated lights were controlled by a GrandMA (Tom Snow and Pete Brooks) and two Wholehog II’s with programmer wing (Tiësto).

Marketing manager for Brau Union Austria, Alexander Gerschbacher, was quite satisfied with the event. “The Heineken Green Room with Tiësto is completely in line with the international brand Heineken: a very big act at a remarkable location. After his phenomenal concert last February, we kept getting inquiries about this outstanding artist. All the more, we are very proud to have managed it to get this superstar back to Austria!”

Equipment:
60 x Martin MAC 2000 Wash
58 x Martin MAC 2000 Profile
8 x High End Systems DL1
2 x Projectors, 12,000 ANSI-Lumen
2 x Jem Roadie X-Stream
1 x Martin RGB Laser 1.6
2 x Laser 5 W, green
1 x Laser 10 W, green, water cooled
1 x GrandMA
2 x Wholehog II with wing
3 x LED screens

Project Manager: P.U.S.C.A. Promotion
Production Manager, stage-, sound- and lighting design: ProRelans-
Andreas Strohmayer
Laser technique: Solaris Media
Project Manager Laser: Karl-Heinz Käs
Light Engineering: ProRelans, Neumann & Müller
Audio Engineering: ProRelans, Markus Messner
Rigging: ProRelans, Showtime