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Vari-Lite’s new VL800 Series of event fixtures now shipping

13/09/2019 - Equipment News

Vari-Lite, the originator of the modern moving head lighting fixture and a Signify ( entertainment lighting brand, has announced that its new Vari-Lite VL800 Series of fixed and moving head LED fixtures is now shipping. The new series of fixtures can be seen at the PLASA Show (15-17 September) on stand E60 at the Olympia exhibition centre in London.

Robe for Sziget 2019 Main Stage

13/09/2019 - Production News

Hungary – “The power of our diversity unites us,” screamed the headers emblazoning the Main Stage at Budapest’s fabulous Sziget Festival, which saw another amazing lineup including Martin Garrix, The 1975, Florence + The Machine, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran among many others thrilling up to 80,000 fans a day for seven days, there and across the other performance stages and activities all over this beautiful island site.

Clifford Spulock and Chauvet Professional Move to Emotional Rhythms of The Wedding Singer

13/09/2019 - Production News

USA – “The most effective moments in theatre are those that appeal to basic and commonplace emotions,” wrote Clayton Hamilton in his seminal “Theory of Theatre.” Although the legendary, critic, narrator and author died in 1946, six decades before the Wedding Singer debuted on Broadway, he likely would have been impressed by the simple, unbridled power of the Mathew Sklar-Chad Beguelin musical, based on the film of the same name.

EM Acoustics unveils new-look EMS Series at PLASA 2019

13/09/2019 - Event News

UK – The EMS Series from EM Acoustics is the company’s best-selling loudspeaker range, featuring the company's signature passive crossovers and exceptional enclosure design. Hugely versatile, EMS Series point source loudspeakers are deployed in a vast array of theatres and entertainment venues both in the UK and worldwide, and the series plays a highly significant role in the rental market. In a further development to the range, EM Acoustics has enhanced the look and feel with a number of aesthetic changes, and augmented the series with the addition of a 10-inch model, the EMS-101X.

Martin MAC Allure Wash PC now shipping, first UK showing at PLASA 2019

13/09/2019 - Equipment News

This washlight variant of the MAC Allure Profile features a solid-state RGBW light engine with unique seven-segmented beam control. With instant colour control and pixelated beam, the MAC Allure Wash PC enables dynamic diffused projection and mid-air effects, previously not possible.

The English National Ballet select Harlequin Floors for their new home at London City Island

13/09/2019 - Project News

UK – Harlequin Floors has been chosen to supply dance flooring to the English National Ballet’s brand new state-of-the-art home in London City Island.

Mackie Elevates ProFX Series with Professional Upgrades

13/09/2019 - Equipment News

Mackie has announced the complete redesign of its most popular analogue mixer series, ProFXv3 professional effects mixers with USB. Now with Mackie's renowned Onyx mic preamps, GigFX effects engine, 2x4 24-Bit / 192kHz USB recording, and a new modern design. Not only are these great for live sound in clubs, bars, and venues, they are the perfect choice for home studios, content creators, and live streaming. Now included with the purchase of any ProFXv3 model is industry-stand DAW, Pro Tools | First, plus the exclusive Mackie Musician Collection featuring 23 Avid plug-ins valued at over $400 USD retail. The ProFXv3 Series is available in the six-Channel ProFX6v3, ten-Channel ProFX10v3, 12-Channel ProFX12v3, 16-Channel ProFX16v3, 22-Channel ProFX22v3, and 30-Channel ProFX30v3.

Mackie Partners with Avid

13/09/2019 - Business News

USA – Mackie has announced a new partnership with Avid to offer Pro Tools | First plus the exclusive Musician Collection featuring a unique bundle of 23 Avid plug-ins, including the legendary 304C Compressor and 304E EQ bundle, with select Mackie products. In addition, the popular Waveform OEM software and 16 plug-in DAW Essentials Collection is still included with select Mackie products. This complete software package is valued at over $500 USD making Mackie products an incredible value to end users. This announcement goes alongside the all-new ProFXv3 Series professional effects mixers with USB, which features upgraded recording capability, Onyx mic preamps, onboard compressors, and 24 effects making the series a perfect match for the industry-standard software.

Trondheim Rocks Again with Alcons

13/09/2019 - Production News

Norway – Last year’s debut two-day Trondheim Rocks festival was such a success that this year it added an extra day. Headlined by Def Leppard, KISS and Iggy Pop, Alcons Audio pro-ribbon systems again succeeded in the difficult task of giving 19,000 rock fans the volume and clarity they wanted, while keeping levels outside the arena low enough not to disturb nearby residential buildings.

SFL shows exciting new products at PLASA 2019

13/09/2019 - Event News

UK – This September sees leading sales, event and production company SFL offer PLASA visitors an exclusive opportunity to get hands-on with the brand-new Midas Heritage D digital mixing console, as well as Sennheiser’s acclaimed Digital 6000 series radio mics and Audinate’s ground-breaking Dante Domain Manager platform. SFL will also be celebrating its exclusive partnership with d&b audiotechnik.

PLASA Show goes Grand for 2020

13/09/2019 - Event News

UK – With just days to go before the PLASA Show 2019 opens its doors, exciting new plans have been announced for the 2020 edition of the event. The re-development of Olympia announced earlier this year alongside the surge in demand from both exhibitors and visitors alike has enabled the PLASA Show to move into Olympia’s Grand Hall from next year. The move will also see a slight alteration of dates, back to the original scheduling of 6-8 September 2020.

Creamfields Has Landmark Weekend as Britannia Row Supplies Three of the Festival’s Stages

13/09/2019 - Production News

UK - Founded in 1998, Creamfields is arguably the UK’s premier dance music festival. The brainchild of club promoter Cream, the event returned to Daresbury on the British August Bank Holiday weekend with bigger production values – and more flown subs – than ever before.

DiGiGrid Delivers for Dream Academy

13/09/2019 - Project News

USA – Brian Young runs Dream Academy, a small full-service studio based in the foothills of Los Angeles. He is an experienced operator who engineers and produces for local talent as well as keeping a strong focus on writing for, recording and producing his own band, The Fashion Focus. Other artists also engage Brian for mixing and remixing duties, keeping this in-demand all-rounder very busy. Dream Academy is based around an older Pro Tools HD system which is employed for most of the recording and editing that takes place, with two satellite Ableton and Logic systems for midi/synth/modular work.

We Out Here Festival Kicks Off with dLive and SQ

13/09/2019 - Production News

UK – Allen & Heath mixers tackled FOH and Monitor duties for We Out Here Festival, held for the first time this August and curated by BBC Radio 6 DJ, Gilles Peterson, his Bronswood Recordings label and Worldwide FM. Taking place across four-days in rural Cambridgeshire, the family-friendly festival showcased an eclectic line-up of underground artists and DJs.