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Xytech Systems Names Stefan Nied Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Managing Director of ScheduALL Following Brand Acquisition

16/04/2021 - People News

USA – Xytech, the leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media industries, has announced Stefan Nied has been named vice president and managing director of ScheduALL. This appointment follows the closing of Xytech’s acquisition of ScheduALL from Net Insight earlier this month. Nied’s appointment is effective immediately.

Dream On with grandMA3: Shakespeare becomes virtual

16/04/2021 - Production News

UK – “Dream” is an ingenious and engaging multi-layered mix of movement, music, visuals, cool technology and narrative magic, an immersive digital performance fusing the drama of Shakespeare with the dynamic worlds of gaming and theatre in a ground-breaking production by the UK’s Royal Shakespeare Company in collaboration with Manchester International Festival, Marshmallow Laser Feast, and the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Robe for Melodifestivalen 2021

16/04/2021 - Production News

Sweden – Enthusiasm for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest is bursting every disco bubble this year, especially in the wake of last year’s first ever cancellation, as competing countries ramp up the glorious glitz, glamour, drama and pop moments with gusto!

Mason Felps and Chauvet Professional Connect Josh Turner to Crowds as Live Shows Return

16/04/2021 - Production News

USA – An artist whose career has been fuelled by his tight connection to fans, Josh Turner creates his own brand of magic when performing before audiences, something he’s rarely been able to do since the pandemic struck. But recently, the Grammy-nominated, chart-topping country star got to savour the live concert experience, as he played socially distant shows in Florida and Georgia.

Audinate announces new Dante AVIO USB-C adapter is now shipping

16/04/2021 - Equipment News

Audinate, developer of the industry-leading Dante AV networking technology, has announced the immediate availability of the Dante AVIO USB-C adapter, the next evolution in the popular Dante AVIO family. The Dante AVIO USB-C adapter allows the latest mobile devices and computers to connect to any Dante audio network for playout or recording.

Astera Launches New AX2 PixelBar

16/04/2021 - Equipment News

Wireless LED lighting specialist Astera has launched its new AX2 PixelBar product, a quality linear wash fixture with wireless control, on-board battery, individually addressable LEDs, ultra-high colour rendering, fabulous digital colour calibration and a 21-degree beam.

1/1 Charity NFT Featuring Visuals by 3D Artist Extraweg & a Loop of Mick Jagger’s New Track ‘Eazy Sleazy’ With Dave Grohl Drops on Nifty Gateway 15th April

16/04/2021 - Production News

UK – Mick Jagger’s new track ‘Eazy Sleazy’ saw two of the most prolific rock and roll legends of all time combining forces, with Dave Grohl adding signature guitar, bass and drums, and now a third legendary artist has been added to the mix: 3D artist Oliver Latta aka Extraweg. Jagger & Extraweg have collaborated on an audio-visual charity NFT featuring a loop of ‘Eazy Sleazy’ set to drop Thursday, 15th April through Gemini-owned Nifty Gateway. Starting at 10am PST / 6pm BST, the 1/1 piece will go live as an auction for 24 hours and all proceeds will go to charity.

Barcelona looks forward to welcoming ISE Live and Online

16/04/2021 - Event News

Spain – Integrated Systems Events’ Managing Director, Mike Blackman, has returned to Barcelona this week (13-16 April) as the city prepares to welcome ISE Live and Online.

Unusual Rigging plays fairy godmother to get Cinderella show-ready!

16/04/2021 - Production News

UK – When Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella opens later this year, it is set to completely reinvent the world’s best-loved fairy-tale. Scheduled for Summer 2021, it features a brand new score by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Oscar-nominated David Zippel, with a script from Killing Eve’s Emerald Fennell, recently multi-Oscar nominated for Promising Young Woman.

DiGiCo SD7 delivers flawless monitor mix for SIX60 Saturdays tour

15/04/2021 - Production News

New Zealand – New Zealand’s musical summer took a turn for the better when for six weekends in January and February, home-grown rock sensations SIX60 took to the road for their SIX60 Saturdays tour. Playing outdoor venues with a Stella line up of guests to the largest audiences the country has seen since the beginning of 2020, monitor engineer David O’Brien chose a DiGiCo SD7 to give the bands a flawless mix.

opticalCON connectors ensure integrity of MediaPro International’s 15 km fibre-optic Dante network at Diriyah E-Prix

15/04/2021 - Production News

Saudi Arabia – Connectivity for a massive Dante audio network, extending over some 15 kilometres of fibre-optic cable, during the 2021 Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia, relied on the robust, field tested dependability of Neutrik opticalCON DUO connectors.

Obsidian Control Systems offers NX2 lighting console training video series

15/04/2021 - Standards News

Last month, Obsidian Control Systems made available a comprehensive training video series covering its full-featured NX4 lighting console and ONYX lighting control platform. Now the innovative lighting control brand has launched a corresponding training video series covering the smaller yet fully capable NX2 lighting controller.

2021 ASTC-USITT Venue Renovation Challenge Awards

15/04/2021 - Event News

USA – A team from the University of Virginia was awarded the top prize in the 2021 ASTC-USITT Venue Renovation Challenge competition on 9th April, 2021. The ASTC Edgar L. Lustig Award of $2,000 was presented to the University of Virginia team during a live YouTube video broadcast for their proposed renovation of the McIntire Amphitheater on the UVA campus. The theoretical project transformed a limited use outdoor amphitheatre into a venue that can support a large variety of performing arts events along with additional functional support spaces.

Adrian Schmidt Powers Riveting Apache 207 Music Video Lighting with ChamSys MagicQ MQ500

15/04/2021 - Production News

Germany – Multi-award winning rapper Apache 207 holds nothing back in “Angst,” a gripping unsettling song of alienation, isolation and fractured relationships. The relentless emotional force of this powerful piece is reflected in a recent video of the same title that the chart-topping recording artists made to kick off 2021.