The nightlife culture changed dramatically in the Russian capital of Moscow with the grandiose opening of Space Moscow; a huge entertainment venue and nightclub designed to match the style of the original Space Club in Ibiza, Spain. To create a mesmerizing experience, Vitally Perepelin, Lighting Designer for Space Moscow, deployed over 70 of HARMAN’s Martin Professional lighting fixtures, fog machines and lighting consoles.
The Space Ibiza club is a long-time active user of Martin lighting solutions, so when the franchise was brought to Moscow it was natural to continue using Martin equipment.
Perepelin’s design features 22 MAC Aura LED wash lights, 12 MAC Viper Profiles, 12 compact MAC 101 fixtures, 16 RUSH MH3 Beams, 12 Atomic 3000 DMX strobes, M6 controller, ZR-44 Hi-Mass fog machine and the Jem 365 Ready hazer.
“I personally insisted on using Martin equipment. I worked with Martin fixtures at the Euroshow company and I know very well the high quality of the products. The fixtures are very simple to use and they have a user-friendly menu. Moreover, some of them are really unique lights that don’t have any analogues on the market. For example, the MAC Viper Profile is very fast for its size, bright, has a great set of gobos and is an excellent beam and animation. In my mind, Martin offers an optimal price-quality ratio which was a deciding factor for our installation.”
“Knowing that they also used Martin fixtures at Space in Spain, it was one more reason for me to pick the fixtures. I think that our greatest achievement is that we can meet the riders of such popular world stars performing at our club such as Tiësto, who was the opening act in 2013, Steve Aoki, Above & Beyond, Cosmic Gate and others. The Lighting Designer for Tiësto was very appreciative of our installation and equipment, which is proof of our success.”
Space is far from just a nightclub and a big entertainment venue as it also functions as an event hall for corporate events. For this reason, it was important that the lighting installation was mobile to meet the different requirements of various events.
“From time to time I change the position of the Martin fixtures in the lighting set to add some diversity. Of course, the changes are not crucial but it’s still nice to have the flexibility to do so according to the customers’ wishes.”
“I still like to use my favorite compact moving head, the MAC 101. Even though it’s been four years since its launch, it is a vital asset in many of my installations. It’s really fast and has a very bright beam! When the time comes for the most energetic part of the show, the MAC 101s and RUSH MH3 Beams march into battle. The high speed in combination with the brightness is truly amazing.”
Perepelin was very happy with Martin’s decision to provide an entry-level fixture with the launch of the RUSH series. He said:
“I think the RUSH MH3 Beam is a very worthy fixture for its functions and features. It is perfect from the point of price and quality, which is a crucial factor in the club sphere. It’s not easy to find an affordable fixture with a good light output but the RUSH MH3 Beam has everything you need. It’s dynamic, has rich colors, a great prism and awesome gobos. It’s the perfect fixture!”
Perepelin explained that the basis for all lighting installations is centered around the flagship M6 lighting console and mentioned that he chose for several reasons:
“As we use a set of Martin equipment, in my opinion we should use an original console. The M6 has all necessary functions for this club. Also, it is really easy to use and very powerful. It has perfect touchscreens that I like a lot, and the programming is very easy too. It’s intuitive and user-friendly, making it easy to jump between pages and arrange everything. I put one kind of parameters on one page and all the others on another which makes it easy to switch back and forth. This function makes this console so handy for me!”