Martin VDO Atomic Bold Internal FX Macros: Our Video Reference Guide
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Martin VDO Atomic Bold Internal FX Macros: Our Video Reference Guide

The Martin VDO Atomic Bold is the latest addition to Martin’s VDO creative LED video family - a brilliantly versatile fixture that can act as an audience blinder, strobe light, creative LED pixel-mapping surface, eye-candy effect light and stage wash – all in a single, compact fixture.

The VDO Atomic Bold retains the same interlocking mechanics, same cabling and a similar look as the popular VDO Atomic Dot but is a larger fixture with higher, full colour output. Its unique octagonal-shaped design with simple connections allows it to work as a single light or in multiples to form a large array with additional Bolds or other VDO fixtures.  In addition to industry-standard protocols such as Art-Net, sACN and DMX, Martin P3 control unlocks creative freedom to mix video mapping with DMX control.


The VDO Atomic Bold has a rich feature set of internal FX macros to quickly get a desired effect. At Martin UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd we’ve created a video reference library with quick links so you can see every effect (over 200!). These clips are designed to provide an insight into what pre-built effects macros are available, and please note that each effect can also have  speed, colour & output level manipulated simultaneously. Both the Aura and the Main Beam effects can be active at the same time.

There are 5 categories of Macros in the Atomic Bold:

  1. Beam Intensity FX
  2. Beam Colour FX
  3. Aura Intensity FX
  4. Aura Colour FX
  5. Beam & Aura Combined FX 

1. Beam Intensity FX

2. Beam Colour FX

3. Aura Intensity FX

4. Aura Colour FX

5. Beam & Aura Combined FX

We hope these are useful. We know that nothing beats seeing a fixture in the flesh though and if you would like any more information or you are looking for a demo please feel free to reach out to us here at Sound Technology Ltd, Martin UK distributor, on 01462 480000 / info@soundtech.co.uk

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