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Extreme output Smarty MAX an inspiring (and efficient) hybrid design tool

23/08/2019 - Equipment News

Elation Professional is offering a new luminaire in the Smarty series, the Smarty MAX, an extreme-output version of the three-in-one Smarty Hybrid with the same ‘smart’ lamp technology but nearly twice as bright and loaded with even more design features.

Building Bridges in Madison County and The Netherlands

23/08/2019 - Production News

The Netherlands – The Bridges of Madison County is a musical based on Robert James Waller’s 1992 novel produced by OpusOne that is mid-way through an extensive Netherlands tour with stylish lighting designed by Benno Barends who is using Robe DL7S Profile and ColorWash 700 moving lights at the heart of the touring lighting system which us being supplied by P3 Podiumtechniek.

L-ISA Brings New Creative Freedoms for Mark Knopfler Tour

23/08/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Mark Knopfler is on the road once again, supporting the release of his new Down the Road Wherever album with an epic show presented in L-ISA Hyperreal Sound technology by L-Acoustics. Having hit venues throughout Europe and headed to North America, Knopfler has once again raised the rock bar with a ten-piece band, and a 7.1 L-ISA configuration provided by SSE Hire, part of the SSE Audio Group.

Pandora Revisited

23/08/2019 - Production News

Ibiza – Exclusive private parties on Ibiza tend not to limit their scope and as the island’s leading creative events and production agency, The Shop Ibiza regularly brings to life the products of some very fertile imaginations. Weird, wonderful, outlandish and outrageous are all everyday terms for The Shop’s dedicated teams and no idea is deemed to be beyond their capacity to stage. Client, Sound of Love recently approached The Shop to assist with the production of a party for 800 guests at a private villa, themed around James Cameron’s Avatar movie and requiring a full range of technical and artistic support. Inflatable alien plants, a fibre-optically enhanced tree and a low-hanging fog were just some items on the wishlist of what proved to be another very challenging but ultimately highly successful large-scale event.

Jason Bullock Simplifies Complexity with ChamSys on Wiz Khalifa Summer Tour

23/08/2019 - Production News

USA – With its 40 universes, massive video panels that rise more than 20-feet over the stage, 350 lighting fixtures including moving wave lasers, and 200 pages of cues, the visual panorama supporting Wiz Khalifa on his summer tour is anything but 'simple'. On the contrary, it pulls fans into an overwhelmingly powerful maze of searing multi-layered images that have the immersive complexity of a deep dream.

ETC and High End Systems’ showcase at Prolight+Sound NAMM Russia

23/08/2019 - Event News

Russia – ETC and High End Systems dealers will present the newest product innovations from both companies at the 2019 Prolight+Sound NAMM Russia trade show. From 12-14 September, visitors to the Sokolniki Exhibition Center in Moscow will find the latest additions to ETC and High End Systems fixtures and controls families in Hall 4.

Rammstein trust in grandMA2: Light and Fire

23/08/2019 - Production News

Germany – When light beams meet fire balls, when blood mingles with sweat, when pounding beats and extravagance clash together, then its Rammstein time!

Martin Audio celebrates double-digit growth following management buyout

23/08/2019 - Business News

UK – LDC-backed Martin Audio, the designer and manufacturer of premium high-performance loudspeaker systems, has recorded double-digit sales growth following a series of product launches and overseas expansion.

New DPA 2028 Vocal Mic Aims to Change the Live Performance Landscape

23/08/2019 - Equipment News

DPA Microphones presents a new addition to its microphone line-up, the 2028 vocal microphone. The 2028 delivers DPA’s renowned natural sound, which allows all types of vocals to shine. Perfect for everyone from indie artists to international touring singers, the 2028 mic is ideally suited for live stage performances, broadcast and pro AV applications.

Busy Artiste Picasso at Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

22/08/2019 - Production News

USA – Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre is a popular five-week summer festival in Logan, Utah, that presents four fully staged works in repertory at the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Lighting designer Chris Wood, who just wrapped up his seventh season working on the festival as part of a top-notch cast and crew, had the opportunity to use Elation Artiste Picasso LED profile moving heads on this year’s productions: Newsies, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, and The Marriage of Figaro.

New Headquarters for ChamSys

22/08/2019 - Business News

UK – The spacious facility on Brooklands Courtyard that ChamSys Ltd. now occupies represents more than a new headquarters for the growing lighting console manufacturer. The building also epitomises a commitment on the part of ChamSys to build on its already-strong tradition of providing unparalleled quality products and customer service.

Bandit Lites Brings More Chauvet Professional Fixtures to Touring Inventory

22/08/2019 - Production News

USA – Bandit Lites has added a large amount of new Chauvet Professional fixtures to its touring inventory, specifically the Chauvet Pyxis and the Chauvet Rogue R3 Wash.

ROE Visual to Showcase New LED Applications for Broadcast at IBC

22/08/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Bringing its latest product innovations to the IBC Exhibition, ROE Visual will showcase new products and product solutions tailored for broadcast applications. In addition, ROE Visual has selected the IBC exhibition as favourite platform for the European launch of the Amber and Jasper LED screens.

Lady Gaga Doubles Down in Las Vegas Residencies with L-ISA Technology

22/08/2019 - Production News

USA – With nine GRAMMY Awards and three Brit Awards to her name, plus both an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for “Shallow” from 2018’s A Star is Born, Lady Gaga is a multi-faceted superstar entertainer. Few contemporary musical artists possess her genre-bending creative vision and tireless performance drive. So it probably should have come as little surprise when, at the turn of the year, she kicked off not one, but two, multi-year Las Vegas residencies at Park Theater at Park MGM, both of which are presented in L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology from L-Acoustics.