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Complete NETRON data distribution range from Obsidian Control Systems now shipping

24/01/2020 - Equipment News

Obsidian Control Systems has announced that the complete line-up of NETRON data distribution products is now in stock and ready to ship from US and European warehouses.

Robe Enjoys Sweet High with Krezip

24/01/2020 - Production News

When Dutch rock band Krezip reunited after a ten-year hiatus they wanted to make a big impact, so their management Friendly Fire asked Andre Beekmans of The Art of Light to create a signature lighting and video production design for three epic shows at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome.

Tech & Live Celebrates Fêtes des Lumières with Chauvet Professional

24/01/2020 - Production News

France – Sometimes the most soaring achievements take flight on the wings of unexpected adversity. Such an example can be found in the world-famous Fêtes des Lumières in Lyon. On 8th December, 1852, the city’s large Catholic population had planned a spectacular firework display to mark the installation of a statue of the Virgin Mary on the bell tower of Fourvière.

Jo Campana illuminates Francesco Renga's show with Claypaky Mythos units, and lots of mirrors!

24/01/2020 - Production News

Europe – Jo Campana is with Francesco Renga on his L’altra metà (The Other Half) tour. The name refers to the hidden part of every one of us which can only be seen by looking into the mirror.

Luxibel IP-Rated PARs Power Up Expression Events

24/01/2020 - Production News

UK – AV equipment hire company Expression Events has made a major investment in Luxibel’s powerful B PAR180RGBW fixtures for its range of projects, including festivals, corporate and architectural.

Stage Electrics Showcase 2020

24/01/2020 - Event News

UK – Only five days to go until the Stage Electrics January Showcase.

Dallas Cowboys expand Electro-Voice line array installation at AT&T Stadium

24/01/2020 - Project News

USA – When the Dallas Cowboys opened AT&T Stadium in 2009, it boasted the world’s largest Electro-Voice sound system in a permanent installation, including over 240 line-array loudspeakers from the X-Line family. The design team, spearheaded by Kevin Day of WJHW, selected EV systems for their audio quality, reliability and depth of control provided by the IRIS-Net processing and monitoring platform. After enthusiastic approval from team owner Jerry Jones, Pro Media Audio Video was enlisted to help coordinate the challenging installation.

Seoul Church Chooses Alcons Audio Pro-Ribbon Audio Solution

24/01/2020 - Project News

South Korea – In common with many older houses of worship, modern expectations have meant that the audio quality of sermons in the 1936-built Changsin Church in the Gangnam district of Seoul, South Korea was no longer good enough. A replacement sound reinforcement system was needed and, after a direct comparison with systems from other major manufacturers, an Alcons Audio LR14 pro-ribbon system was chosen by the church.

Double or Nothing with Allen & Heath

24/01/2020 - Production News

Europe – For more than 20 years, Allen & Heath has provided audio support to Viennese rockers, Wiener Wahnsinn, who perform around 120 gigs each year from local shows to some of the biggest open-air festivals across Europe.

ADC becomes NATEAC Platinum Sponsor

24/01/2020 - Event News

USA – Bill Sapsis, director of the North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC), has welcomed ADC as a Platinum Sponsor. ADC general manager Kevin O’Grady noted: "ADC is expanding into a company that sells much more than just standard curtain

Rammstein goes large with L-Acoustics and SSE

24/01/2020 - Production News

Europe – Germany’s Rammstein, icons of Neue Deutsche Härte style rock, have recently launched their first ever stadium tour, mounting 34 dates across 17 European countries, and announcing an additional round of 27 European stadium dates for 2020. This epic run of larger-than-life Rammstein shows supports the release of the band’s untitled seventh studio album, the first since 2009’s Liebe ist für alle da. To cover the massive crowds, and rival the monumental pyrotechnics, an L-Acoustics K Series PA system was provided by SSE Hire, whose parent company Solotech supplied the video systems.

Leading regional entertainment complex steps up to DiGiCo with Autograph

24/01/2020 - Project News

UK – Nottingham’s Theatre Royal has completed the purchase of a DiGiCo SD10T with two SD-Racks, supplied by Autograph Sales & Installations. Autograph also provided an installed fibre network plus training sessions for the console and its theatre-specific T software.

Stage Electrics bring the ICCW to life with a direct approach

24/01/2020 - Project News

UK – The spectacular International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) is a joint venture partnership between the Welsh Government and Celtic Manor Resort. In total the centre provides 26,000 sqm of floor space for up to 5,000 delegates, which includes an auditorium with tiered seating for 1,500, a 4,000sqm pillar-free space that can be divided into six sections creating up to 25 different configurations, and an additional 15 flexible meeting rooms. Architecturally, it is a refreshing departure from standard conference centre fare, with a triple height atrium at its entrance and a light and airy feel throughout. It has been designed to engender a feeling of well-being, and many of its spaces have impressive views out across the adjoining woodland.

White Light Conjures Lighting for Magic Goes Wrong

24/01/2020 - Production News

UK – White Light has supplied the lighting for Magic Goes Wrong, which recently opened at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.