Gearhouse South Africa has purchased four grandMA dot 2 XL-F consoles which will
be split equally between their Johannesburg and Durban branches.

“We chose them to fill a gap we felt existed in our inventory of consoles, for desks
suited to the smaller and medium sized corporate work,’ commented Stuart
Andrews, Lighting Operations Manager. “Given that we have established the MA2
platform as the standard for the Gearhouse Johannesburg branch to supersede the
MA1 platform on which we operated for many years, it made sense to us to
continue in this vein.’

He adds, “The units are small and extremely powerful consoles yet very compact.’

The dot2 XL-F is a compact lighting console designed for small to medium sized
productions up to 4,096 control channels.

Intuitive operation is the core of the dot2 philosophy and with a comprehensive set
of connectivity hardware on all console models, the dot2 range is suitable for most
theatre, touring, corporate, television and education lighting environments.

The easy to operate dot2 software is available in multiple languages and provides
on-board Help and Direct Hints to guide a new user to operate the console to its full
potential. Simply Patch and Go, with no additional setup required. A full range of
clever programming and playback features provide intuitive access to advanced
functionality. Access to generic fixture functions is via a Smart Dialogue and Store
Look functionality ensures you can control and record what’s intended.

Automated tools; Track & Shield and Auto-Unblock simplify cue-list management
and Auto-Fix allows playback page changes to occur without unexpected results. The
dot2 will feel familiar to theatrical users, 100mm faders provide full access to the
master playback list at all times and a tactile level wheel gives access to lighting
levels. Command-line syntax is fully supported alongside graphically assisted touch
screen control of all features. Build for touring; the dot2 hardware is compact,
durable and remarkably lightweight. Its optional modular plug & play F-wings and B-
wings allow playback expansion and the full-tracking-back-up functionality ensures
your show runs trouble free. Live Time, Tap Sync and multiple touch screens allow
instant access to all playback functionality. And sophisticated features like Soft-LTP
automatically preserve key-lighting levels without going through black.

The dot2 XL-F is a dot2 core console with a dot2 F-wing built-in. Still with a small
footprint it includes the full programming section, master playback section, 14 fader
playbacks and 28 individual playback buttons. Three built in touch screens and
support for one external touch screen ensure the dot2 XL-F has the flexible
hardware required for almost any kind of show.