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Obsidian Control Systems launches ONYX, an innovative yet intuitive lighting control platform

17/08/2018 - Equipment News

Elation Professional has announced the next chapter in the evolution of Obsidian Control Systems with release of ONYX, an innovative yet uncomplicated lighting control platform that is backwards compatible with all M-Series lighting control products.

tube uk helps launch RRS Sir David Attenborough

17/08/2018 - Production News

UK – Audio specialist tube uk followed its sense of adventure, love for the unusual and challenging site-specific installations to Cammell Laird Shipyard in Birkenhead, Merseyside; where, working for live event production company Mills Media Creative, they supplied a sound system for the launch of the RRS Sir David Attenborough.

Unlimited Robe for Breda Live

17/08/2018 - Production News

The Netherlands – BOD Events from Dordrecht wanted to create an impression with the tenth edition of its annual music extravaganza, Breda Live, so they asked production specialist Unlimited Productions (also Breda-based) to add an extra level of ‘experience’ to this year’s event, including spectacular lighting for the main stage.

For Boston Calling, L-Acoustics Has The Answer

17/08/2018 - Production News

USA – Boston Calling celebrated its fifth year (and ninth outing) the weekend of 25-27 May with a slew of fantastic performers, including Eminem, The Killers, Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, Paramore, and St. Vincent. However, the event, which music portal Consequence of Sound has declared one of the top-ten music festivals in the country, almost didn’t happen this year.

Mike Zielinski Adds Versatility to Counting Crows Tour with Chauvet Professional

17/08/2018 - Production News

USA – On January 16, 1993, Van Morrison was a no-show at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies. Filling in for him as a last-minute replacement was a young, unknown band from San Francisco. They performed a cover of Morrison’s “Caravan” and earned a measure of national attention. Eight months later, they released their first album, August and Everything After, which reached No.2 on the charts.

BroadWeigh puts on first class performance at the Ottawa Blues Festival 2018

17/08/2018 - Production News

Canada – A record number of BroadWeigh load cells have been used to monitor the loads at this year's Ottawa Blues Fest in Canada. A mix of 3.25 tonne and 4.75 tonne shackles, totalling 64, and three laptops using the new wireless dongle (BW-BSd) and extended range (BW-BSue) base station receivers have been utilised by BroadWeigh's Canadian product partner, Paradigm Rigging, to ensure the safety of the performers and the massive audiences attending the popular event.

CUK Audio supplies Sounds and Sorcery in the Vaults

17/08/2018 - Production News

UK – Sounds and Sorcery is unlike any other show one is likely to see this summer. Held in the distinctly quirky venue of The Vaults, a maze of disused railway arches underneath London’s Waterloo station, Sounds and Sorcery is an immersive audiovisual extravaganza inspired by Disney’s Fantasia. On arrival, audience members are given a pair of headphones and an iPod and then invited to wander at their leisure through a series of unique installations created using a combination of 3D projections, elaborate set designs and spectacular lighting effects, all set to a specially recorded score from the City of Prague Symphony orchestra. As audience members move from one scene to the next, all entirely in their own time, so the music changes accordingly thanks to an elaborate and technically challenging sound design built around Williams Sound Hearing Hotspot technology supplied by CUK Audio and installed by Direct Audio Visual.

Avolites Ai RX8 Servers Drive Large-Scale Projections and LED at Central American and Caribbean Games

17/08/2018 - Production News

Colombia – The 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games (CACG) kicked off with a spectacular Opening Ceremony at Barranquilla’s Roberto Meléndez Stadium, featuring projection mapped visuals to the stadium pitch and huge LED screens using Avolites Ai RX8 servers.

PLASA Show reveals more additions to Programme

17/08/2018 - Event News

UK – PLASA Show, the worldwide event for entertainment technology is returning to London Olympia on 16-18 with a whole host of industry-leaders and influential brands primed to deliver iconic products, inspirational talks and expert training. Those who are keen to be part of the action are advised that free registration expires on 31 August when the fee will increase to £12.

LED Creative support charity concert in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust

16/08/2018 - Production News

UK – Rental and installation specialist LED Creative worked with the crew at Version 2 to help illuminate the annual charity concert held in the grounds of hosts Sue and David Formosa’s Chorleywood home.

High End Systems Shine at Live You Play

16/08/2018 - Production News

Italy – For the eighth year running, Music Inside Rimini (MIR) and LIVE welcomed a host of lighting companies including High End Systems to take part in the annual Italian event ‘Live You Play’. LIVE events began in 2010 with a resolution to provide visitors with the chance to experience audio, lighting, video and installation technologies from a live performance on stage. This year, there was both a virtual and a live show organised at the event.

The Leicester Haymarket Theatre Chooses Axient Digital

16/08/2018 - Project News

UK – After more than a decade of disuse, in June 2016 the management of the Leicester Haymarket Theatre was taken over by the Haymarket Consortium. Their vision and commitment, along with a £3.6m investment from the local authority, means that the Haymarket Theatre has finally reawakened and is now one of the highest specified theatres in the country with Shure’s Axient Digital as the wireless microphone system of choice.

Sotesa Provides Symphonic Looks For Concertgebouw Bruges with Chauvet Professional Ovation

16/08/2018 - Project News

Belgium – The Belgian city of Bruges might just be one of the prettiest towns in Europe. Not only does the entire medieval old town enjoy world UNESCO heritage status, the city’s rich tapestry of canals and waterways has long since garnered Bruges the accolade “the Venice of the North.”

Eurotruss and Total Structures team up at the LDI 2018 exhibition

16/08/2018 - Event News

USA – Join Eurotruss and Total Structures in the Las Vegas Convention Center for LDI 2018 – an exclusive opportunity to get an in-depth look at our latest truss, hoists, barriers, lifters and stage decks products.