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New management set-up for Georg Neumann GmbH

15/07/2019 - People News

Germany – Wolfgang Fraissinet (pictured), president marketing and finance, will leave the studio specialist Georg Neumann GmbH to pursue new career opportunities in the audio and music industry. “We thank Wolfgang for his huge contribution to the success of Georg Neumann GmbH for almost three decades,” said Peter Claussen, COO of Sennheiser.

T1s A Top Choice for Wilminktheater & Muziekcentrum

15/07/2019 - Project News

The Netherlands – Live music, dance and performance are popular entertainment and pastimes in the Netherlands and the Wilminktheater & Muziekcentrum concert hall in Enschede are two fully specified and busy venues located just across the road from one another, hosting a diversity of live shows. They are run by an organisation combining private individuals and those working for the city.

L-Acoustics Puts the Punch in Punchline for Adam Sandler’s 100% Fresher Tour

15/07/2019 - Production News

USA & Canada – Lee Pepper has enjoyed years of success as the owner and operator of RRS Audio Productions Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada, providing live sound production and recording services for some of the biggest names in the entertainment and corporate worlds at venues throughout the city. After re-evaluating his pro audio gear inventories last year, he chose to invest in an L-Acoustics K2 line source array system to deliver better audio fidelity for his clients and branch out more into the touring sound market.

Powersoft Provides High-Density Amplification Solution at McMenamin's Elks Temple Spanish Ballroom

15/07/2019 - Project News

USA – Since it opened last April, McMenamin's Elks Temple Spanish Ballroom has become a go-to stop for artists touring the Pacific Northwest. Now a destination venue with Powersoft’s Quattrocanali platform, the Spanish Ballroom once served a different purpose but now hosts a wide variety of events.

Sammy Hagar Tour Gets Varied Looks from Chauvet Professional Strike 4

15/07/2019 - Production News

USA – There’s Only One Way To Rock, so declares Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar in one of the many hits he recorded over the course of his storied career. That “way,” at least as practised by the irrepressible Red Rocker himself, involves slamming the pedal not only to, but also through, the metal and embracing the moment with the ferocity of a wild tiger.

London’s new Green and Friendly LED Dry Hire Option

12/07/2019 - Business News

UK - Light Engine Dry Hire, London’s new dry hire service, launched on the 1st of May 2019. Light Engine offers a brand-new stock of the latest technologies and innovations in LED fixtures from a wide variety of manufacturers.

Squeek Lights and Elation DARTZ for Chon Summer Tour

12/07/2019 - Production News

USA – Squeek Lights has had their busiest summer ever supplying state-of-the-art lighting packages for tours across the US. An especially busy June had the New York-based rental house hopping as they supplied and serviced several acts, including an outing by rock instrumentalists Chon, who toured with a rig of Elation DARTZ 360 LED moving heads and SixBar 1000 LED battens.

The Who Moves on with Astera

12/07/2019 - Production News

UK – Lighting designer Tom Kenny specified 42 Astera Titan Tubes to be an integral part of the lighting rig for legendary rockers The Who. Their critically acclaimed Moving On! tour has just finished the first leg and will play 31 dates in the US, Canada and England accompanied by a local orchestra in each venue conducted by Keith Levinson, plus special guests including violinist Katie Jacoby and cellist Audrey Snyder.

Let There Be Cello and Robe

12/07/2019 - Production News

USA - Robe moving lights were top lighting designer Crt Birsa’s spec for the recent 2CELLOS US which thrilled fans with a mega-mix of raucous rock, perfect pop, cool classical and melodic movie music as they worked their way across the country.

S+H Minces Large with Julian Clary

12/07/2019 - Production News

UK – ‘Commodore of Camp’ Julian Clary is back on the road sharing plenty of hilarious good filth across the UK on his ‘Born to Mince’ tour which has just finished its first leg. The acclaimed, seriously funny and popular comedian, actor, writer and TV presenter thrilled audiences nationwide delivering dollops of his unique close-to-the-bone banter, action-packed with innuendo and fun.

Karen O and Danger Mouse Rely on Meyer Sound for Total Immersion in “An Encounter with Lux Prima”

12/07/2019 - Production News

USA – For four days in late April, more than 3,500 visitors experienced a 35-minute art installation called “An Encounter with Lux Prima.” Conceived by Karen O and Danger Mouse as an immersive introduction to their new album collaboration, the audacious event, sixteen sessions in all, was held at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles. Audiences were fully enveloped by a custom-built spatial sound system from Meyer Sound, experiencing both music and effects ‘to the bone’ with infrasonic waves emanating from three VLFC very low frequency control elements.

Sinclair & Co unleash the power of 300 GLP fixtures at Coachella

12/07/2019 - Production News

USA – Australian psychedelic band Tame Impala’s incredible year reached its zenith at the Coachella Festival recently. held annually at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

Dear Reality becomes part of the Sennheiser Group

12/07/2019 - Business News

Germany – Audio specialist Sennheiser has taken a majority shareholding in Dear Reality GmbH on 1 July 2019. The expert in spatial audio algorithms and VR/AR audio software will continue to operate as a separate company based in Düsseldorf; customers will be able to rely on existing dearVR products and can look forward to joint VR/AR workflows by Sennheiser and Dear Reality. Uwe Cremering, responsible for AMBEO Immersive Audio at Sennheiser, will support the company as a third CEO alongside founders Achim Fell and Christian Sander.

LD Systems Illuminates RodeoHouston with Over 150 Chauvet Professional Fixtures

12/07/2019 - Production News

USA – For 87 years, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, also known as RodeoHouston, has reigned as the largest livestock exhibition and rodeo in the world. From the rodeo and livestock exhibits, to the mouth-watering food, thrilling rides and star-studded entertainment, the 20-day-long event at NRG Stadium offers a plethora of attractions for the 2.5 million people who visit every year.