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Robe for Véronic DiCaire “Showgirl” tour

31/03/2020 - Production News

Canada & Europe – Montreal-based visual design practice Luz Studio, headed by Matthieu Larivée, created the eye-catching production design at the core of French-Canadian singer and impressionist Véronic DiCaire’s current “Showgirl” tour, which had a very successful launch in Canada in December 2019, then toured arenas in Europe – before the Coronavirus pandemic took hold and curtailed all live events until the curve is flattened.

Ayrton Boredom Buster

31/03/2020 - Event News

Currently, this industry is facing an unprecedented, involuntary down-time as a result of the C-19 situation. Ayrton wants to help break up the monotony by offering an opportunity for creative expression while in isolated. Let’s channel that creative energy into something positive and fun. Show what you can do by participating in the Ayrton Boredom Buster!

Garth Brooks Performs Live Streaming Concerts

31/03/2020 - Production News

USA – For those missing the comradery and exuberance of a live concert experience, long-time Bandit Lites client Garth Brooks offered some words of encouragement amidst a one-hour Facebook live stream that was so popular, it apparently kept crashing the social media site. Brooks was recently honoured as this year's recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Massive Productions “Lights The Sky” Over Curaçao with Chauvet Professional

31/03/2020 - Production News

Curaçao – Reaching 56.4 metres above the crystal blue waters of St. Anna Bay, the Queen Juliana Bridge (the highest such structure in the Caribbean), affords spectacular views of this nation’s capital city and its beautiful beaches. On the evening of Sunday 22 March, it also offered an inspiring view of the future, when it served as the centrepiece of “Light The Sky” in Curaçao.

Absen Hires Philippe Poppe as Business Development Manager for Benelux

31/03/2020 - People News

Benelux – Leading global LED display manufacturer, Absen, has hired Philippe Poppe as its new business development manager for the Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg) region.

TiMax 3D immersive audio for Tool arena tour

31/03/2020 - Production News

Australia & New Zealand – Cult cons of progressive metal, Tool, have just completed the southern-hemisphere leg of their extensive and technically ambitious arena touring schedule, supporting the launch of the long-awaited album, Fear Inoculum. As they headed to Australia and New Zealand, it was confirmed that the tour’s one-of-a-kind, TiMax SoundHub-driven 3D surround sound system – that started out as something of an experiment – would continue for the rest of the tour as it had ‘become part of the show’.

EM Acoustics reports hugely successful joint demos with Timax

31/03/2020 - Event News

UK – SARM Music Bank rehearsal studios in London recently hosted a major series of demonstrations from UK loudspeaker manufacturer, EM Acoustics and Out Board, immersive spatial reinforcement and performer tracking specialist. In the spotlight was the revolutionary Reference Series R10 point source loudspeaker from EM Acoustics – seen for the first time anywhere at ISE 2020 – and the acclaimed HALO-B medium format line array. Out Board showcased the new HARDCore FGPA processing for the TiMaxSoundHub and the all-new TiMax TrackerD4 precision stagetracking for live performer vocal localisation and multimedia effects control.

Point Source Audio Boosts Mic Hygiene with Added Offering

31/03/2020 - Equipment News

USA – As a way of helping to enhance microphone hygiene in these challenging times, Point Source Audio has added extra windshields into every microphone it sells. Standard mic packages that had typically included one windshield have been upgraded to six at no additional charge.

Battle of the Bands a Winning Formula For Martin Audio and Focusrite

30/03/2020 - Production News

UK – Buckinghamshire Music Trust (BMT’s) Battle of the Bands (BOTB) contest for young aspiring musicians was this year blessed by having two of the world’s leading pro audio manufacturers provide a top tier concert touring specification. By being able to broadcast their sound through a premier touring PA, on a Dante backbone, will have taken the 12 bands competing in the final into new territory.

Port Lighting Systems and Elation for First Night Boston

30/03/2020 - Production News

USA – Boston is a town with fantastic traditions and one festive custom that Bostonians have enjoyed since 1975 is First Night Boston, New England’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebration. Produced by Conventures, Inc., this past season’s festivities were lit by Port Lighting Systems using Elation weatherproof luminaires. First Night Boston is an event the New Hampshire-based lighting specialists have worked for many years.

DMX-Workshop upgraded

30/03/2020 - Equipment News

DMX-Workshop, the free software application for lighting network management, analysis, configuration and diagnostics, is available in a new version for download. It offers functionality across many protocols, including Art-Net, sACN, DMX512, RDM, VLC and DALI.

Roosevelt Dsouza and Chauvet Professional Brightened Wembley for Salman Ali in February

30/03/2020 - Production News

UK – It’s been described as “the audition that shook the world.” In July, 2018 a young man barely six months out of his teens, walked out before the judges of India Idol and, in a distinctively high melodious voice, sang the ethereal Sufi song, “Sajda.” The judges were visibly moved; and five months later 20-year old Salman Ali went on to become the winner of the top-rated TV programme. He was just getting started!


30/03/2020 - Standards News

The Sennheiser SoundAcademy has started to provide free pro audio training webinars and product demonstrations globally. The webinars will cover a wide range of topics from wireless microphones, to audio for video, to conference beam-forming microphones. They have been created for customers from the music industry, AV industry, film and video production teams as well as the education and corporate sectors. The free training sessions will be offered at 8:30am, 1:30pm and6pm (all times CET), which allows people from around the globe to tune in.

Powersoft Announces Online Training Sessions for Deva Multimedia Units

30/03/2020 - Standards News

 Italian power amplifier manufacturer Powersoft has just announced new online training for its outdoor multimedia unit Deva. The sessions will be presented live by one of Powersoft’s Deva system engineers and will focus on the features of the unit designed specifically for safety and crowd management during emergency situations including facial recognition, crowd count, virtual fencing, SOS, and public warning messages. The trainings will take place on Monday, 30 March, 2020 at 2pm CEST and 6pm CEST and are free to attend. Attendees can register below through Powersoft’s website.