DCR Nashville has taken delivery of the first group of grandMA3 systems it ordered in 2022. The company, which provides AVL services and design solutions, has long maintained an inventory of grandMA2 products and recently added the grandMA3 full-size units and 8Port Nodes for its touring clients, rental customers and its own production projects. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of MA Lighting products in North America.
“We’re excited to expand our relationship with MA Lighting and ACT,” says DCR Nashville CEO, Howard Jones. “We were slated to make this purchase in Q2 of 2020 and like most companies COVID changed those plans; it was definitely time.
“All the lighting designers and directors we work with are very high on what grandMA3 brings to the table,” he continues. “It has an increased universe count on the console and NPUs to go with it. The console is ergonomically and aesthetically very attractive: We really like the screen layout and sleek design of the system.”
“DCR Nashville is known for investing in and supplying only the best and most reliable gear,” says Ryan Hindinger, ACT’s Market Manager: Concert Touring & Live Experiences. “We’re thrilled that they decided to purchase grandMA3 systems. It’s a great show of confidence in the future of that platform.”
Jones says that the grandMA3s will primarily be used for music touring but expects that corporate event customers will make good use of the consoles as well. The first project to use the new grandMA3 full-size consoles will be country music star Kane Brown’s first stadium headlining show in his hometown of Chattanooga. The “Blessed & Free” tour will play Finley Stadium on May 7 with special guest star Walker Hayes.
“The show will be the first stop on the new leg of Kane’s current tour,” notes Jones. “DCR Nashville is proud to have been his lighting production provider for the last four years.”
According to Jones, DCR Nashville has grandMA3 light systems coming next as well as grandMA3 onPC units, featuring the built-in computer option. “We fully expect to order more grandMA3 systems later this year,” he adds. “In a time when supply chains are still facing COVID difficulties, ACT has done a great job delivering our initial order as quickly as possible.”