Japanese Pop Culture Comes Alive at Anime Festival Asia

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SINGAPORE—Anime Festival Asia 2009 (AFA09) is Singapore’s most impressive festival targeting fans of Japanese animation and popular culture.

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AFA09, which took place at Singapore Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre, featured Martin Lighting and Control.

AFA09, which took place at Singapore Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre last November, included concerts by a power-packed list of Japan’s top musical performers collectively themed as “I Love Anisong.”

Trio AV of Singapore supplied audio, visuals, trussing, and lighting for the two-day event with a package that included Martin MAC 2000 profiles, MAC TW1 washes, MAC 2000 washes, and MAC 301 washes with lighting control from a Martin Maxxyz Compact and two of the new MaxModules, MaxModule Submaster, and MaxModule Button. Video clips for the wide projection screen were from a Martin Maxedia PRO media server.

Programming the Maxxyz Compact was Joel Tay, who has worked with a number of different lighting desks, but finds the Maxxyz to his liking. “After attending the software version 2.6 training, I decided to go for a change and try a different console,” Tay comments. “I like Maxxyz, especially the new Patch functionality. It’s easy to use, fast to program, and has great possibilities. Together with the MaxModules, Maxxyz is definitely a powerful and versatile tool.”

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