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Unusual and Artichoke stop traffic with spectacular displays during Lumiere London 2018

16/02/2018 - Production News

UK – A dazzling array of lighting exhibits and artworks brought London to life in January when Lumiere London took to the capital to bring the biggest ever festival of light to the city's streets. Running from the 18th to the 21st January, it showcased London's spectacular and iconic architecture and streets with more than 50 works created by international and local artists. Once again, event organiser Artichoke has worked alongside Unusual – both the services and rigging divisions – to make the event possible.

CyberHoist IIT Joins Fall Out Boy M A N I A Tour

16/02/2018 - Production News

USA – The highly acclaimed XLNT CyberHoist II system by CyberMotion based in Utrecht, the Netherlands recently finished the US leg of Fall Out Boy’s M A N I A tour. Sixteen CyberHoist II Intelligent, variable speed chain hoists and a MotionCue 3D console, plus two hoists spare and one console spare were rented to Fall Out Boy management for the 2017 autumn tour.

A.C. Entertainment Technologies to Distribute Avolites Lighting and Dimming Solutions Exclusively in Ireland

16/02/2018 - Business News

Ireland – A volites, an industry-leading British manufacturer of state-of-the-art entertainment lighting control consoles, media servers and dimmers, has appointed A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) as its exclusive distributor in Ireland for its range of lighting control and dimming products.

Conga Room-LA Live Gets Camera-Friendly with Chauvet Professional

16/02/2018 - Project News

USA – The Conga Room-LA Live isn’t photographed and videoed quite as often as the celebrities who frequent the nightlife, concert, and private event venue, but it comes very, very close. Located directly across the street from the Staples Center, the sleekly designed 1,000-capacity multi-room site regularly hosts press conferences, after parties and other functions associated with major award shows like the Grammys, Emmys, X-Games, VMAs, and ESPYs, as well as film and album releases, all of which are press magnets. Lately, the photos and videos taken at the celebrity co-owned A-list venue are looking better than ever, thanks to the installation of 34 Chauvet Professional fixtures, supplied by RAT Sound and designed by Aaron Silvie.

Yamaha Ensures It’s Not All Quiet (But Not Too Loud) On The Preston Front

16/02/2018 - Project News

UK - Once an essential stop on any self-respecting band’s UK tour, the Preston Guild Hall and Charter Theatre complex was threatened with demolition as recently as 2014. However, thanks to new owners The Rigby Group, it is currently undergoing a major upgrade programme. This has included the installation of a distributed audio system based on Yamaha processors and control.

Adamson Has The PA Shop Poised for Successful 2018

16/02/2018 - Production News

Canada – The PA Shop Productions recently bolstered its rental inventory with an investment in Adamson Systems Engineering’s E-Series and S-Series loudspeakers. The system saw plenty of action on major tours and music festivals in the latter half of 2017 and now, The PA Shop is ready for a jam-packed 2018, which includes the delivery of Adamson’s Applied Certification training at its headquarters on 26th and 27th February, 2018.
“We’d been back-and-forth with Jeremiah Karni, application engineer with Adamson, examining our options and putting several products through their paces in real-world applications,” shares The PA Shop’s vice president and production manager, Kyle Schroeyens. “Needless to say, we were blown away by their performance, but also by the care and service we received from the team at Adamson. That made it even clearer that we’d made the right decision.”

"Die Toten Hosen" tour with Movecat equipment

16/02/2018 - Production News

Germany – From mid October to the end of December 2017, German punk band "Die Toten Hosen" visited major halls and arenas throughout the German-speaking world in the course of their "Laune der Natour 2017" tour. The lavish, eleven-trailer tour was supported by kinetic equipment from Movecat.

L-Acoustics creates purpose-built team for strategic UK market

16/02/2018 - People News

UK – Underlining its commitment to the UK market, L-Acoustics has announced the creation of a purpose-built sales and application team, with additional support from L-Acoustics Marcoussis headquarters.

Gorillaz hit new heights with DiGiCo

16/02/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – Gorillaz was formed 20 years ago by Blur frontman, Damon Albarn, and Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of comic book, Tank Girl. The aim was to fuse their respective skills to create a virtual band with virtual band members. Gorillaz' self-titled debut album, released in 2001, sold three million records and earned them a place in the Guinness book of Records as Most Successful Virtual Band. Since then, the project has continued to evolve, as has the size of the production: it is now all about the real players (and very special guest stars) rather than just the animation, and Albarn and co. are often more than 20-strong when they hit the road. With such a big show, of course, comes great sonic responsibility, all of which is in the hands of Matt Butcher at FOH and Dave Guerin at monitors, both of whom rely on DiGiCo for everything.

Avolites Sapphire Touch with Titan effects helps Stage Production Co smash it at Gatecrasher

15/02/2018 - Production News

UK – The Gatecrasher Classical club night landed at Sheffield City Hall in January for a sensory overload, with dramatic lighting controlled by Avolites consoles.

MultiDyne Updates Bulk Fiber Transport System for Hot-Swappable Conversions at 2018 NAB Show

15/02/2018 - Event News

USA – MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions has added greater conversion capability to VF-9000 fibre transport platform for bulk transport in advance of the 2018 NAB Show, which marks the North American debut of the system. The VF-9000 addresses the growing need for higher signal density, format flexibility and operational versatility in a fibre transport frame, and is available in 18- and 36-channel versions. MultiDyne will exhibit the VF-9000 at Booth C6818 at the Las Vegas Convention Center from 9th - 12th April.

DeltaLive becomes ‘Haus of Riedel’

15/02/2018 - Production News

UK – Underlining its commitment to investing for the future, DeltaLive has taken delivery of a substantial stock of Riedel’s range of products, which it has immediately added to its hire stock inventory.

ISE confirms its position as the European destination for the global AV industry

15/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – The largest and busiest Integrated Systems Europe in its 15-year history drew record numbers of exhibitors and attendees from around the world for four days of business, education and networking at the RAI Amsterdam between 6th - 9th February.

Anolis Puts Sun into the City Gardens

15/02/2018 - Project News

South Africa – A new Anolis LED lighting installation is helping to highlight the lush and beautiful foliage in Cascades Gardens, part of the 5-star luxury Cascades Hotel property in Sun City.