ADJ helps create livestreaming studio
Tuesday, 23 February 2021
mpalivestreamstudioADJ lighting comprises the majority of the fixtures in the MPA studio
The Netherlands - A production company that usually supplies lighting and sound for festivals and theatre concert tours has reinvented itself as a video livestreaming studio. Using more than 30 ADJ lighting fixtures, the owner of MPA Geluidstechniek has transformed his offices into a permanent video studio, which has been used over the past year by a wide variety of bands, singers and other performers to live-stream shows and create other video content.
Based in the city of Gorinchem, Martin van Tricht established MPA Geluidstechniek over 30 years ago. Initially focusing purely on audio and operating the business on a semi-professional, part-time basis, while also running another company, Martin expanded into lighting around a decade later and went full-time 15 years ago. Prior to COVID-19, MPA was a very well-established production company with a packed diary of theatre concert tours, festivals and corporate projects. Having always had an interest in photography, Martin was quick to make the transition to video production when the global pandemic hit last March.
“I have visited a lot of professional TV studios during my career, and most studios are actually very small, so I thought I could make my own,” explains Martin. “I knew my office space was big enough, and I had all the ADJ lighting and pro sound gear I needed on hand so, when coronavirus hit, I decided to buy some cameras and setup my own livestreaming studio.”
ADJ lighting comprises the majority of the fixtures in the MPA studio, which reflects the company’s overall rental inventory. Martin invested in his first ADJ fixtures five years ago and has since grown to trust the brand for most of his lighting requirements.
“The fixtures are good value, but the build quality is also strong,” Martin confirms. “More than that, ADJ offers a good level of customer service.”
At the heart of the studio lighting setup are eight of ADJ’s Vizi HEX Wash7 professional moving head washes. For the MPA studio, six of the fixtures are positioned, in two groups of three, at the rear of the performance space to generate backlighting as well as aerial beam effects. Meanwhile, a further pair of the units are utilized off camera to colour wash the stage area.
Further ADJ WiFLY fixtures are also utilized within the studio in the form of WiFLY EXR HEX PAR battery-powered LED pars, which Martin moves around the space depending on the personnel and musical equipment involved in a particular shoot. For key lighting, Martin uses a pair of ADJ’s Encore FR50Z fixtures.
“Since we are working in such as small space, I wanted some really compact fixtures for front coverage,” states Martin. “I bought six of ADJ’s Saber Spot DTW units, which I really like a lot. They are perfect for the small space of the studio, the colour temperature at 3100K is really nice and the brightness is very good considering the size of the fixture.”
In addition to the lighting, Martin also uses an ADJ Entourage to enhance the atmosphere in the studio.

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