Martin by HARMAN Delivers Cutting-Edge Visuals for Shinedown’s “Carnival of Madness” Tour


SRae Productions deploys VDO Sceptron 10 LED video fixtures, MAC Quantum Wash and MAC Viper Profile fixtures to create a modern and innovative lighting set for the band’s world tour.

Award-winning lighting designer Sooner Routhier of SRae Productions recently used a full array of Martin by HARMAN VDO Sceptron 10 LED video fixtures and MAC Viper Profile fixtures to create an innovative, modern and exciting lighting experience for Shinedown’s recent “Carnival of Madness” tour. After using the same lighting setup for several years, the band asked SRae Productions to create a new and modern lighting set that represented the band’s unique sound. SRae Productions selected the VDO Sceptron 10 and MAC Viper Profile for their powerful performance and unmatched versatility.

“Brent Smith, the lead singer of Shinedown, approached me and asked us to create a lighting set that best represented the band,” said Sooner Routhier, lighting designer, SRae Productions. “I wanted to create something that has never been seen on a Shinedown stage. We didn’t have the budget to create content for the show, but I wanted to have moving texture in the set. We used twin wall polycarbonate and put the Sceptrons behind it to create a low-resolution video wall. The Sceptrons provide moving texture under the ramps and in front of the drum kit—and they look incredible.”

The VDO Sceptron 10 fixtures are available with an extensive range of field-exchangeable optical accessories for a wide variety of looks, and feature easy setup, mapping and configuration. The MAC Viper Profile fixtures offer an incredibly versatile feature set in an incredibly fast, efficient and compact package.