News Archive for October 2012

HSL Supplies Cheryl Cole a Million Lights Tour

31/10/2012 - Production News

Well, in reality it wasn’t quite that many, but lighting and visuals rental specialists HSL did indeed supply lighting equipment and crew to Cheryl Cole’s first solo ‘A Million Lights’ arena tour, once again working for technical producers Production North.

Clay Paky Sharpys Sing on NBC’s The Voice

31/10/2012 - Production News

Lighting designer Oscar Dominguez has added Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures to the extensive lighting complement he deploys for NBC’s hit reality talent show, The Voice. The series, which is heading into season three, is executive produced by reality guru Mark Burnett.

Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800 Fixtures Join Peter Gabriel’s Nostalgic Back to Front Tour

31/10/2012 - Production News

Pop legend Peter Gabriel gives a rare glimpse of his nostalgic side in his new Back to Front Tour, which recently opened in Quebec City with a full performance of his classic 1986 album, “So.” Many aspects of the show hark back to the past, and lighting and show designer Rob Sinclair is using Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800 fixtures in an application employed by him 25 years ago.

Yamaha Explores the Fourth Dimension

31/10/2012 - Production News

When Dutch composer Paul Oomen designed his new 4D Sound project, the correct technical specifications were critical to ensuring that his vision was accurately realised. Transparent sound and high quality processing were a must, which is why Yamaha technology was chosen to mix, manage and power the system.

POLARaudio Now Shipping Behringer Eurocom

31/10/2012 - Business News

POLARaudio has announced the availability of the Behringer Eurocom line in the UK. The Eurocom line is a series of state-of-the-art tools for modern systems integrators.

Robe MMXs Specified for Luminosity Show

31/10/2012 - Production News

Robe’s ROBIN MMX Spots are an integral part of the new ‘Luminosity: Ignite the Night. Powered by Pepsi’ visual extravaganza at the Cedar Point Amusement Park on the Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio.

Renegade Helps Design Ultimate 007 After-party for Skyfall at Tate Modern

31/10/2012 - Production News

Nick Gray from London based creative lighting and design practice Renegade imagineered a dramatic and striking lighting ambience, both outside and inside London’s iconic Tate Modern art gallery which hosted the new James Bond Skyfall movie world première’s glamorous after-party.

MAC Viper Makes its Show Début in Australia

31/10/2012 - Production News

Resolution X took delivery of the first Martin MAC Viper Profiles in Australia (via Martin distributor Show Technology) and the new units didn’t spend long in their new warehouse before making their début appearance on the AFL Footy Show Grand Final Edition.

Sennheiser Turns Up the Heat at the Baking Industry Awards 2012

31/10/2012 - Production News

The Hilton Park Lane was the venue for the 2012 Baking Industry Awards, a huge gala dinner that celebrates the best in the UK baking industry. Event production company Corporate Events was on hand to provide a top class audio visual production solution for this high class, prestigious event, with Sennheiser microphones an integral part of their inventory.

Christie Awes Exhibitors in Beijing with World’s First 72,000 Lumen

31/10/2012 - Production News

Christie fascinated leading exhibitors from Asia Pacific with a demonstration of its prototype laser projector in Beijing recently. Short movie clips of 3D content projected on a 20-metre wide by 12-metre high screen were screened at typical 3D brightness levels of 3-4 ft-L and then using the laser projector at 14 ft-L at the theatre of Wanda Shi Jin Shan Cinema, leaving the audiences in awe.

Electrosonic Hires Lee Styles as New Business Development Manager for Corporate Solutions Business

30/10/2012 - People News

Electrosonic, an international audio-visual systems integration and service solutions company, has announced the appointment of Lee Styles as business development manager for Corporate Solutions for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Venetian Clock Tower Gets Animated with L-Acoustics

30/10/2012 - Production News

This summer the Venetian Las Vegas embraced the jaw-dropping art of 3D projection mapping during its Carnevale festival by premiering a stunning nightly show animating the façade of its clock tower, a replica of the one in Venice’s Piazza San Marco.

TechnoPro Brings coolux Media Systems to the Middle East

30/10/2012 - Business News

The multi-award winning coolux Pandoras Box system is extending its market presence in the Middle East, thanks to a new distribution partnership between coolux Media Systems and TechnoPro llc, one of the Middle East's leading companies in the Entertainment Technology sector.

Robe Rocks in Nigeria

30/10/2012 - Production News

Solution Media and InfoTech Ltd, a high-tech multimedia company specialising in sound, stages, laser. multimedia, lighting, tent and digital print in Nigeria, recently staged an evening of live entertainment to demonstrate the power and versatility of the latest Robe technology along with other brands in their inventory.

Surprise Surprise

30/10/2012 - Production News

Iconic ITV show Surprise Surprise has taken on a modern twist and is ready to hit our screens. After its long running success in the 90s, the family favourite is now hosted by Holly Willoughby.

Aladdin the Musical Opens with DPA

29/10/2012 - Production News

Denmark’s Fredericia Theatre is using an extensive selection of DPA microphones to capture the audio for a very special musical production of the Disney classic Aladdin. All of the cast members are using DPA d:fine Headset Microphones, which were chosen for their discrete size, comfort and exceptional sound quality. DPA microphones also feature heavily in the orchestra pit, where a combination of DPA d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones, 2011C twin diaphragm cardioid microphones and 4015C wide cardioid microphones are handling the audio requirements.

Osram Displix LED for Extreme Conditions

29/10/2012 - Equipment News

Large-format outdoor displays, for example at rock concerts, at sporting events or for perimeter advertising, are the most important target applications for the new Displix black and Displix blackprint multichip LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors. These robust high-contrast highpower LEDs can withstand high humidity levels, wide fluctuations in temperature and even torrential rain.

Colour Sound Illuminates Peak Cavern for Jack Daniels

29/10/2012 - Production News

Haydn Cruickshank of London based lighting and visuals rental company Colour Sound Experiment (CSE) has worked on some choice gigs in his time, however designing and supplying lighting for a showcase celebrating the birthday of iconic Tennessee whiskey Jack Daniels took him to the previously uncharted territory of the Devil’s Arse (Peak Cavern) in the Peak District.

Entec Invests in New d&b V Series Line Array

29/10/2012 - Production News

West London based rental company Entec Sound & Light’s Audio division has invested in the latest d&b V-Series line array system, adding to their already substantial hire stock of the leading German brand.

S+H New LED Screen Tours with Kim Wilde

29/10/2012 - Production News

S+H Technical’s new 12mm lightweight LED screen made its touring début on the recent Kim Wilde European tour, specified by lighting and visual designer Ian Holmes.

Journey into the Deep Blue: Vox Balaenae Performed with grandMA2 Light

29/10/2012 - Production News

Choreographer Tero Saarinen’s creation Vox Balaenae is set to the contemporary music piece of the same name – one of the best-known works by American composer George Crumb. The music was inspired by a recording of humpback whales singing in the depths of the ocean. The composition has three parts: a prologue and an epilogue, separated by five variations named after geological periods.

Robe Enjoys Excellent LDI 2012

29/10/2012 - Event News

Robe lighting went to the LDI 2012 exhibition in Las Vegas with a completely new booth design and six new products showing for the first time in the US, confirming its position as a market leader in bringing new technology on-stream.

Billy Talent Tours with Clay Paky

29/10/2012 - Production News

Canadian rockers Billy Talent celebrated the release of a new album in September by jumping straight into an arena run of Germany and central Europe. Having tested the touring waters on the summer European festivals, the production and design was in the works and big things were being planned. Lighting designer Dara Guiney had worked with the band briefly in 2010 and was invited to come aboard for the new album touring cycle.

L-Acoustics 5XT Awarded at LDI 2012

26/10/2012 - Event News

L-Acoustics has announced that its new 5XT ultra-compact coaxial enclosure just took home LDI 2012’s sole Débuting Product Award in the category of sound. Presented to the manufacturer on Saturday, October 20 at the Live Design stand on the LVCC show floor, the award was bestowed as part of LDI’s 25th anniversary celebration.

Clay Paky with Miss Italia 2012

26/10/2012 - Production News

Clay Paky was once again present - as it has been for many years - at Miss Italia 2012, the number one Italian beauty contest, where the most beautiful woman in Italy is crowned.

Carnival of Madness Rock Extravaganza Goes Crazy for Clay Paky Sharpy Fixtures

26/10/2012 - Production News

Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures were crazy popular on the Carnival of Madness tour, the annual rock extravaganza that played major US cities this summer. Evanescence headlined dates across the country along with Chevelle, Halestorm, New Medicine and CAVO.

coolux Widget Designer wins Best Débuting Product Award at LDI

26/10/2012 - Event News

The new coolux Widget Designer 4.0 received the Best Débuting Product Award in the Projection category at this year’s LDI show in Las Vegas.

Further Products and Speakers Announced

26/10/2012 - Event News

It's only a matter of weeks until PLASA Focus: Stamford 2012 shines a spotlight on the very latest entertainment technology products making their way to the tri-state Area. Now the third regional PLASA event to be held in North America, PLASA Focus: Stamford 2012 takes place on November 12-13, 2012 at the Stamford Marriott, in Connecticut, just 30 minutes outside of New York City.

Adlib Supplies Radiohead European Tour

26/10/2012 - Production News

Liverpool based technical solution specialist Adlib’s audio division is supplying an L-Acoustics K1 sound system and delays for the UK and European leg of Radiohead’s current world tour.

Darrell Webb Band Gets Picking with DPA Microphones

26/10/2012 - Production News

Whenever the Darrell Webb Band bluegrass group performs live, it’s sure to be a raucous, high-energy set. While Webb belts out songs and plays the mandolin, his band mates strum their instruments at a frenetic pace around him. To keep this momentum going, the band employs DPA Microphones d:vote 4099 instrument microphones and d:fine headset microphones, allowing its members to go full throttle during shows, without the hindrance of bulky gear while providing superior sound quality.

Martin MAC III Performance for China’s The Sing Off

26/10/2012 - Production News

The Chinese version of the American television singing competition, NBC’s The Sing Off, featuring a cappella groups, airs on Shenzhen Satellite Television and uses Martin Professional MAC III series luminaires for the dynamic visual accompaniment.

POLARaudio Introduces the Custom Series from Beyerdynamic

26/10/2012 - Equipment News

POLARaudio is now shipping the Custom series of headphones from Beyerdynamic and is in no doubt that these superb products represent a significant conceptual step forward in headphone development. Whatever the particular needs of a user at a given time, the Custom series offers a degree of adaptability hitherto unseen in the market.

LED Giant Ledman Enters European Market

26/10/2012 - Business News

Based in the epicentre of China’s optoelectronic industry, Ledman Optoelectonic Co., Ltd has grown over recent years to become one of the world's largest specialists in LED component, display and lighting product manufacture. Now, with contracts officially signed at PLASA 2012, the company has acquired Ledman Europe GmbH, a dedicated European operation, which will ensure that its expansion is set to continue.

Qatar National Convention Center’s Dynamic Dress

26/10/2012 - Project News

Part of the Qatar Foundation's Education City campus, Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC), designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and RHWL Architects of Berlin, is one of the finest convention and exhibition centres in the world, and the largest in the Middle East. Located in the fast-developing city of Doha, its myriad of facilities - theatre, three auditoria, conference hall, 40,000m2 exhibition space, nine halls, and plethora of meeting rooms – are of the highest standard with a technical specification that is world class.

Brewery House Sound is Lager Than Life Thanks to Alcons

26/10/2012 - Project News

A former brewery may not seem the obvious choice for a live venue, but that is exactly the use that Stockholm’s Bryggarsalen has been put to. A newly-installed Alcons Audio system ensures that the sound for live events has a crisp head and a full body. Just like a good ale, in fact.

Eclipse Makes Friends in Stockholm with Oriflame

26/10/2012 - Production News

Swedish beauty company, Oriflame Cosmetics, currently one of the fastest-growing direct sales beauty companies with annual sales of over €15 billion worldwide, recently celebrated its 45th anniversary at Stockholm’s newest and largest venue, the Friends Arena. The 4-day Oriflame Global Gold Conference, hailed as one of the biggest events in Sweden during 2012, culminated in a spectacular gala awards dinner for over 4000 of the company’s most privileged guests and employees. Swedish rental company and Innovason distributor, Electrosound, who handled the sound mix for the event, opted for an Innovason Eclipse digital console at the heart of the Meyer Sound PA system from Swedish rental company Starlight.

Mojo Barriers Opens Australian Office

26/10/2012 - Business News

Mojo Barriers has opened a permanent Australian office giving event organisers and venues across the continent access to the full Mojo Barriers product range with enhanced logistical capabilities and customer service.

Arena Group Awarded Contract to Supply Temporary Venue for UK City of Culture 2013

26/10/2012 - Project News

The Arena Group has begun the installation of a temporary building that will host a variety of major indoor events throughout 2013 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, as it is named UK City of Culture, October 2012.

Electrosonic Takes Home Two AV Awards for Consumer Installation of the Year and Integrator of the Year

26/10/2012 - Event News

The 2012 winners of the annual AV Awards were announced at a gala dinner on October 12 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Electrosonic took home two awards: Consumer Installation of the Year for the European Parliament’s Visitors’ Centre in Brussels, and Integrator of the Year. Electrosonic has won a total of 26 AV Awards since the awards began in 1999.

A Range of Midas Consoles are Flying High with Noel Gallagher

26/10/2012 - Production News

FOH and monitors engineers Antony King and Nahuel Gutierrez have used Midas consoles of varying shapes and sizes during the year-long world tour with Noel Gallagher and his High Flying Birds. The pair kicked off the tour with a Midas PRO6 then picked up an XL8 for the arena leg and followed up by using a PRO2C for festivals.

Lynx Pro Audio Names Event Systems Group as Exclusive Distributor for North America

26/10/2012 - Business News

Valencia based loudspeaker manufacturer Lynx Pro Audio S.L. has partnered with new US pro audio and entertainment technologies firm Event Systems Group, Inc. The agreement gives Event Systems Group exclusive distribution of the brand throughout the entire U.S. and Canada, and represents an exciting new venture for both companies.

K-Array Proves the Perfect fit for Annabel’s

25/10/2012 - Project News

With Leona Lewis set to perform at one of London’s top private members clubs, Annabel’s, Steve White from Patchwork London, the club’s audio provider, needed a loudspeaker system that would provided a high quality sound, without unwanted visual impact. A KR200 system from the Italian innovators proved perfect for both requirements.

DiGiCo SD9s Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross

25/10/2012 - Production News

Although the old rhyme would have you believe that you will find a fine lady upon a white horse in the Oxfordshire town of Banbury, nowadays you’re far more likely to find an event enjoying all the sonic benefits of a pair of DiGiCo SD9 consoles.

Projection Studio Creates Son et Lumière Celebrating 50 Years of Hopkins Centre for the Arts at Dartmouth College

25/10/2012 - Production News

Projection artist Ross Ashton was commissioned by Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire to produce an exclusive Son et Lumière show celebrating the 50th anniversary of its high profile Hopkins Centre for the Arts.

Raimund Theater in Vienna adds more APG for Elisabeth

25/10/2012 - Production News

The most successful German language musical of all time celebrates its 20th anniversary in the famous Viennese theatre, the Raimund Theater. Having played to over 8.5 million people across 11 different countries, Elisabeth tells the gripping story of Austria’s attractive Empress Sisi. The occasion has merited a brand new sound design by world famous sound designer and engineer, Thomas Strebel, with the addition of eight APG MC2 loudspeakers designed for high intelligibility vocal reproduction following the initial installation of an APG SMX15-based loudspeaker system in 2010.

First Grants Announced by Theatres Trust From its Theatres Protection Fund

25/10/2012 - Business News

The Royal Court in Liverpool, Sleaford Playhouse, Oldham Coliseum, Wilton’s Music Hall, the Half Moon Young People’s Theatre and the Soho Theatre in London are the first theatres to benefit from grants awarded by Trust’s new Theatres Protection Fund Small Grants Scheme. The Scheme helps theatres address urgent building repairs, improve their operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility.

DiGiCo SD7 Provides Perfect Soundtrack for Morricone Concert

25/10/2012 - Production News

Few internationally renowned artists begin holding regular concerts at over 70 years of age but, since 2001, legendary soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone, who began his career over 50 years ago, has directed his music before spellbound audiences in venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Verona Arena, Royal Albert Hall, the Kremlin, the Vatican’s Nervi Hall, the UN General Assembly and St. Mark’s Square in Venice.

London Bridges Summer Lighting Scheme Extended to Brighten Winter Commute

25/10/2012 - Project News

As a legacy of the capital’s summer events, six of London’s iconic bridges now have a permanent architectural lighting infrastructure, making the winter journey home more pleasurable for thousands of commuters.

White Light Becomes Exclusive Distributor of Altman Lighting in the UK

25/10/2012 - Business News

Entertainment lighting specialist White Light has recently become the exclusive distributer of Altman Lighting products in the UK. Altman, innovators of theatrical, architectural, film and video lighting, will join the family of exclusive brands entrusted to White Light, based in London.

Symetrix Solus 16 Supports 7.1 Surround Sound Computer Lab

25/10/2012 - Project News

The Red House Project is an initiative at Reno High School in Nevada that prepares students for future work with computers, software development, Internet content, CAD, and other computer-based college majors and career paths. It is one of the Washoe County School District’s “Signature Academies,” each of which focuses on a specific in-depth curriculum. Reno students who opt for “Track 1” courses receive training in graphic design, animation, video production, and digital game development using a state-of-the-art computer lab featuring the latest software, 7.1 surround sound technology, and high-definition video projection and capture. Reno-based Innovative Communication Systems (ICS) designed and installed the room’s A/V system with a Symetrix SymNet Solus 16 audio processor to provide affordable signal routing and processing.

A Handsome Couple: “Let’s Dance” with grandMA2

25/10/2012 - Production News

“Let’s Dance” Finland is the spin-off of the highly popular British TV series “Strictly Come Dancing”, which is distributed by BBC Worldwide. Currently the format has been licensed to over 42 territories. As a result, the series became the world's most popular television programme among all genres in 2006 and 2007, according to the magazine Television Business International, reaching the Top 10 in 17 countries.

Clay Paky’s President Presents Light Relief Charity with Meaty Cheque

24/10/2012 - Event News

Clay Paky’s President and CEO Pasquale Quadri has presented the lighting industry charity Light Relief with a substantial donation at this year’s glittering Knight of Illumination Awards in London.

Bluegrass Band Della Mae Champion DPA Microphones

24/10/2012 - Production News

By blending traditional bluegrass technique with modern songwriting themes, Boston based group, Della Mae brings a new and fresh perspective to their music. When the members of the band decided to step up the quality of the group’s live performances and achieve more mobility on stage, they chose DPA Microphones d:vote 4099 instrument microphones to make this happen.

Martin Audio MLA Compact wins top AV Award

24/10/2012 - Event News

Martin Audio’s groundbreaking MLA Compact PA system has walked off with a leading industry award, scooping the coveted pro audio category at this year’s prestigious AV Awards 2012.

The Showman’s Show 2012 – A Review

24/10/2012 - Event News

Despite the wet weather warnings the 2012 Showman’s Show only suffered the odd short shower over the two days of the event. However, this did nothing to deter well over 4000 visitors descending on Newbury Showground for this year’s event. With over 100 new exhibitors the aisles were busy throughout the two days as visitors absorbed information about the products, services and equipment on display, in addition to experiencing some exciting launches.

MAC Rig for Def Leppard Rock of Ages US Tour

24/10/2012 - Production News

Thirty years on and Def Leppard is still one of the most important bands in rock music. Over 100 million albums sold, a catalogue of rock anthems and a reputation for spectacular live shows attest to that.

Robe Helps Build New Fan Base

24/10/2012 - Production News

Fan Base is an exciting, hi-energy new games show TV series being recorded in South Africa for SABC 1, where the public get to compete with a variety of celebrities by engaging in assorted games.

Projected Image Acquire Evoke Gobo Business

24/10/2012 - Business News

Gobo specialists Projected Image UK Ltd has announced that they have reached an agreement to take over the gobo business of Evoke Productions.

Midas PRO2 and PRO9 on cue for South Africa’s Freshest New Music Festival

24/10/2012 - Production News

A dynamic duo of networked digital Midas PRO2 and PRO9 live audio consoles, supplied by Johannesburg based Prosound, has handled both monitor land and FOH for the debut of Johannesburg’s freshest new concert, ‘In The City’.

Electrosonic Expands Online Projector Lamp Sales to Europe

24/10/2012 - Business News

Electrosonic’s projector lamp website, which was launched last year as an efficient, hassle-free way to buy projector lamps, can now service customers in the UK and throughout Europe. In addition to US dollars, the website now supports the Euro, the British Pound Sterling and the Swedish Krona.

Paxt Ltd Receive Recognition Award from Allen & Heath

24/10/2012 - Event News

At the start of the PLASA Show weekend in September Paxt attended the annual Allen & Heath distributor meeting, which was held at The Arts Club in Mayfair, central London. The Arts Club was founded in 1863 by men of vision in order to provide a haven for those people who had professional or amateur relationships with the arts, literature or sciences. The Club has provided this hospitality and friendship ever since, having survived two world wars including a direct hit on the building during the Blitz in 1940, as well as the fluctuations in the economy over the years.

ETC Source Four LED Spotlight wins respect for LEDs

23/10/2012 - Equipment News

Lee Rose, of Design Partners, Burbank, California, has specified Source Four LEDs for a popular American cable TV chat show's move to Universal Studios in Hollywood. As the lighting designer, he was charged with updating the lighting for the show to include green technology. After a long process of testing on various fixtures, Rose's design for the new studio includes more than 80 ETC Source Four LED Tungsten fixtures and two dozen Source Four LED Lustr+ fixtures.

The only way is Apex

23/10/2012 - Production News

Essex-based event production company Event Sound and Light is renowned for the variety of shows, concerts, parties, conventions, conferences and product launches it services. Very careful consideration has to be given to the quality, usability and reliability of all equipment the company invests in, which is why its recent purchase of an Apex Intelli-X2 processor has been an unqualified success.

Design the Beauty of Sound

23/10/2012 - Event News

At the 27th Tonmeistertagung, Kling & Freitag will present in cooperation with sonic emotion and coolux a complete reproduction chain for the threedimensional world of sound.

Martin VC-Dot Success Story at InnoTrans 2012

23/10/2012 - Production News

At this year’s InnoTrans exhibition in Berlin, transportation company Bombardier integrated Martin Professional’s new VC-Dot 1 LED strings into an aluminum art structure used to simulate train traffic across the globe. The globe structure incorporated some 2000 of the individually controllable pixel dots and had the undeniable effect of attracting visitors to their booth throughout the course of the show.

Launch of PLASA Focus: Leeds 2013

23/10/2012 - Event News

PLASA Focus: Leeds 2013 has launched with free registration and a brand new website. The only event for entertainment technology in the north of England, PLASA Focus takes place on Tuesday April 30 and Wednesday May 1, 2013 at the Royal Armouries at Clarence Dock, only a short distance from the centre of Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Allen & Heath GLD and iLive Training Days a Success

23/10/2012 - Event News

Allen & Heath recently conducted a series of GLD and iLive digital mixing desk training days, the latest of which was completed at Batmink Distribution in Glastonbury. The purpose of these events was twofold: firstly to enable potential purchasers to get "hands on" before they commit, and secondly to support existing owners and users.

Sustainable Flames by Light Emissions

23/10/2012 - Project News

The glittering glass facets of the new Siemens Crystal building form the striking exterior of London’s newest landmark, at the Western end of the Royal Docks. Just down the road from the Stratford Olympic park and across the river from the O2 Centre, formerly known as the Millennium Dome, the Crystal represents a £30m investment and will be home to the company’s global Centre of Competence Cities. The aim is to encourage the growth of sustainable cities through partnerships, research and expert collaboration.

New SoundGarden Hall Equipped with MA onPC Command Wing

22/10/2012 - Project News

Philadelphia’s former Egypt Nightclub has been reincarnated as SoundGarden Hall, the newest addition to the city’s concert and live music scene, with help from Ian Hoffer using an MA onPC command wing. SoundGarden opened this fall and will host electronic dance, alternative, rock, pop and R&B artists for an all-ages live music experience.

MAC Aura 2012 Parnelli “Indispensable Technology” Award Winner

22/10/2012 - Event News

Martin Professional’s MAC Aura wash light has won one of the industry’s highest honours, an “Indispensable Technology” accolade at the 12th annual Parnelli Awards held Oct. 20 at the Mirage in Las Vegas.

Le Maitre Unveils New Haze and Flame Machines at LDI 2012

22/10/2012 - Event News

Le Maitre will be unveiling two stunning new machines at this year’s LDI – October 19-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, located at Booth 120.

Robe Lighting at Core of Vegas Dance Club

22/10/2012 - Project News

Vegas Dance Club is the newest, latest and brightest must-go destination for the coolest of clubbers in Lucerne Switzerland, featuring a regular line up of hot international DJs, a capacity of 1000 and a Robe moving light rig as specified by lighting designer Frank Alofs from Audiotech KST AG.

W-DMX on Lady Gaga World Tour

22/10/2012 - Production News

Lady Gaga is taking the globe by storm in her current world tour, Born This Way Ball. The show clocks in at two-and-a-half hours with 23 songs split into five acts. The stage is modelled on a medieval Gothic castle featuring viewing towers, intricate carvings and a large catwalk allowing audience interaction.

Adamson and DV2 Provide Energia Seminar in France

22/10/2012 - Event News

Adamson Europe GmbH and DV2, Adamson's exclusive distribution for France, joined forces to host a two-day Energia seminar for the French market. Additional guests travelled from the UK and technical presentations were provided by Guy Vignet, MD at DV2, Didier Dal Fitto, chief engineer at DV2, Jochen Sommer, MD of Adamson Europe GmbH and Jesse Adamson, director of marketing and sales at Adamson Headquarters.

Kenyan Logistic Company Renovate Trucks Using Allen & Heath Mixers

22/10/2012 - Project News

Land Mawe Limited in Nairobi, Kenya, is a unique transport and logistics company specialising in transforming trucks into musical road show vehicles for brands such as Coca Cola and Vodafone. Each vehicle is installed with high quality stage, screen and sound system equipment, including an Allen & Heath ZED-10FX multi-purpose mixer. The ZED mixers are supplied by Sound Creations, the Paxt Ltd appointed distributor for Allen & Heath in Kenya.

High End Systems Launches Hog4 Family at LDI 2012

22/10/2012 - Event News

High End Systems announced the Hog4 family at the LDI 2012 trade show in Las Vegas. This new range of control products includes four platforms, all running a brand new Hog4 operating system (Hog4 OS). A Playback wing and a Master wing complete the lineup.

Yamaha Uses LSD For Serbian Seminars

22/10/2012 - Standards News

The success of Yamaha’s CL series digital mixing consoles has seen the company invited to provide a series of interactive training seminars in many European countries. The latest was at Belgrade-based Light and Sound Design (LSD).

ROBIN DLS Profile and DLF Wash

22/10/2012 - Equipment News

ROBIN DLS Profile is the latest product in the DL range of luminaires that use the Robe RGBW LED module. The DLS adds a system of four fast, smooth framing shutters within the optical path design of the proven DLX Spot format. There is individual control of each shutter blade position and angle together with rotation of the complete framing module. As well as providing a sharp precise or soft frame for the projected image, the system produces a new series of effects through pre-programmed shutter blade shape and movement sequences. As with all models in the Robe DL luminaire range, the multiple shadows normally associated with an LED source have been illiminated.

Iconic: grandMA2 Celebrates with Singapore its Mascot the “Merlion”

22/10/2012 - Production News

Singapore’s mythical mascot the “Merlion” just celebrated its 40th anniversary. For this reason the show “Merlion & I: An Inspiring Journey” was designed to trace how the Merlion has evolved into a well-loved Singaporean icon over the past four decades. The Merlion is a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish. Its name combines "mer" meaning the sea and "lion". It is of great importance to the country, also as Singapore’s name derives from the Malay word ‘Singapura’ which literally means “Lion City”.

Dirty Rigger's Snowed Under at 2013 Photo Shoot

19/10/2012 - Equipment News

Preparing for the new 2013 catalogue, members of the Dirty Rigger team were sent into the freezing cold at the Xscape Snow Dome in Milton Keynes. With no better place to capture Dirty Rigger's new SubZer0 Cold Weather Gloves in action, the team were subjected to freezing surface temperatures as low as -15C throughout the shoot.

Dubai World Trade Centre d&b audiotechnik and Lightbox stand DA-D50

19/10/2012 - Event News

With a focus firmly on the integration features of its product range, d&b audiotechnik GmbH along with its sales partner Lightbox Professional has revisited exhibiting at InfoComm Dubai with considered determination. Loudspeaker systems drawn from the dedicated installation White range were displayed, and demonstrations of the high quality sound achievable with these systems were made. The fully featured integration technology of their associated d&b amplifiers, with on-board control and processing, and network integration, was highlighted. Janko Ramuscak from the d&b Application Support team in Germany made a well received presentation on The secret of good sound system design.

Robert Juliat Followspots and LED Profiles for Japan’s Zepp Theatres

19/10/2012 - Project News

Robert Juliat’s Japanese distributor, Theater Engineering, has recently supplied Robert Juliat followspots and LED profiles to Tokyo’s Zepp DiverCity and Osaka’s Zepp Namba concert halls. The equipment was supplied to lighting and sound equipment specialists, Sogo Butai Co Ltd who carried out the installations.

Actor 3, Actor 6 and Actor 12

19/10/2012 - Equipment News

Robe’s Actor range of wash luminaires brings the flexibility of the award-winning LEDWash series to fixed position applications.

Innovason Explores the Origin of Sound

19/10/2012 - Production News

Lawo console brand Innovason has just wrapped up a highly successful European seminar tour entitled “The origin of sound”. Driven by Lawo’s Marcel Babazadeh, himself a tonmeister and accomplished classical musician, the aim of the tour was to explore the secrets of creating the best possible sound for classical music with a live PA system. Innovason and Lawo teamed up with Neumann and Sennheiser to present six workshops in six different venues across Europe.

Adlib Installs L-Acoustics System for Scarborough Open Air Theatre

19/10/2012 - Project News

Adlib’s sales and installation division supplied an L-Acoustics Kara sound system to Scarborough Open Air Theatre which featured concerts by JLS, John Barrowman, Olly Murs, Alexandra Burke, Russell Watson and many more in its 2012 Summer Season.

Clay Paky with Jennifer Lopez in Minsk

18/10/2012 - Production News

Lighting designer Sean Burke’s vision was for a fast-paced lighting show to match Lopez’s dance-inspired music and passionate choreography – and it was met by Belarus’-based Ilya Piatrouski of FE Belimlight whose inventory of Clay Paky fixtures stepped up to the challenge.

Adamson Installed in the new ‘City of Film’

18/10/2012 - Project News

Dureraum, also known as the Busan Film Center, is the dedicated theatre the most renowned Korean Film festival – the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), and is used as the venue for both opening and closing ceremonies. It is located in Centum City in Haeundae District in South Korea. The newly constructed architectural wonder was built on a 32,137 square metre site, utilising a design by Coop Himmelblau of Austria and Heerim Architects & Planners of Korea, both whom were selected in an open competition.

Theatreplan Consultants Welcomes a New Partner

18/10/2012 - People News

On 1st October 2012, Theatreplan appointed Mathew Smethurst-Evans as a Partner, joining Richard Brett, Roger Fox, Peter Ruthven Hall, Dave Ludlam, Clive Odom, and John Whitaker.

coolux - Interactive Applications at LDI 2012

18/10/2012 - Event News

coolux will present its new Pandoras Box Version 5.3 and new Widget Designer 4.0 at this year’s LDI show in Las Vegas, with a special focus on interactive applications.

Bandit Brings the ‘Madness’ to Kentucky Basketball

18/10/2012 - Production News

The Wildcats’ Basketball season kicked off with a sensational start as Kentucky’s Big Blue Madness united the past and present in one phenomenal light show provided by Bandit Lites.

Squarepusher Pushes Creativity with digiFLEX LED Helmet

18/10/2012 - Production News

Screen specialist displayLED has helped electronic musician Squarepusher stretch artistic boundaries on his current world tour with the use of possibly the smallest ever LED screen in a live performance.

Outline and Production Resource Group (PRG) Announce Partnership

18/10/2012 - Business News

Outline S.r.l. and U.S. subsidiary, Outline North America, LLC, have entered into an agreement with Production Resource Group (PRG), one of the largest production services companies in North America. PRG handles all aspects of live event presentations including lighting, video effects, scenery and sound for Broadway productions including Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, and major live television presentations that include the Academy Awards. PRG also provides extensive audio systems, stage design and lighting effect systems for major tours and events such as Elton John, Black Eyed Peas, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Super Bowl half-time show. The centre of activities for this new relationship will be at PRG’s expansive Las Vegas facility, the hub of PRG’s touring sound business, where a fully complemented turn-key system of Outline GTO, GTO-SUBS, Butterfly, Mantas, DBS18-2 Subs and recently introduced LipFill-0182, will be inventoried and staged for immediate deployment for PRG’s most demanding production and touring requirements.

WYSIWYG has Fans Screaming at Wembley Arena

18/10/2012 - Production News

Less than a month after its release, WYSIWYG R29, the new, upgraded version of CAST Software's industry standard pre-visualisation suite, is already being used to stunning effect on high-profile shows around the world. Among them is the BBC Radio One Teen Awards, which took place at Wembley Arena this month, featuring a visual design by award-winning LD Tim Routledge.

White Light at LDI 2012

18/10/2012 - Event News

Entertainment lighting specialist White Light will be introducing American lighting practitioners to some of the latest LED lighting fixtures at this year’s LDI show, which takes place in Las Vegas later this week.

Dirty Rigger's New SRT Rigger Glove at LDI Las Vegas

18/10/2012 - Event News

The Le Mark Group has announced the launch of the new Dirty Rigger SRT glove at LDI 2012.

Robe Enters New Dimension at Space, Ibiza

18/10/2012 - Production News

Renowned DJ and electronic music experimentalist Richie Hawtin’s first solo residency on Ibiza saw his hugely successful ENTER. concept take over Thursday nights at the award-winning 7000 capacity Space venue in Playa d’en Bossa, and run for a super-hot 12 week season.

Jesus Christ Superstar Hails to DiGiCo's SD7

18/10/2012 - Production News

Laurence Connor's contemporary depiction of Jesus Christ Superstar brings Andrew Lloyd-Webber's tongue-in-cheek show to some of the UK and Ireland's biggest stages: this touring production, which kicked off on September 21 and runs until the end of October, features former Spice Girl, Mel C, comic singer Tim Minchin, and former Radio One breakfast show host, Chris Moyles, and plays host to a number of sizeable venues including Liverpool's Echo Arena, Wembley Arena, and Dublin and London's respective O2 Arenas. With full touring arena audio supplied by SSE/Canegreen, right in control at monitor position every night is a DiGiCo SD7. 

Coda Audio Launches ViRAY with DDP Dual Diaphragm Planar-Wave-Driver Technology

18/10/2012 - Equipment News

Coda Audio is never a company to rest on its laurels. Always seeking to design and manufacture systems that deliver the very best possible audio quality, the company’s latest mission has been to design the first truly compact three-way line array. That mission is now at a successful end with the launch of ViRAY.

A.C. Lighting Inc. Showcases Leading Innovations at LDI 2012

18/10/2012 - Event News

A.C. Lighting Inc. will be showcasing the latest technology innovations from a selection of the leading brands which it distributes in North America, including new products from Chroma-Q, Jands, ArKaos and LedGo – at the 2012 LDI show in Las Vegas, Nevada (stand #2007).

Martin Professional Comes in From the Coldplay

18/10/2012 - Production News

The stakes are always high when a band of Coldplay’s stature hits the road and creating something visually new and exciting is a constant challenge, but it is one that production designer Paul Normandale is more than equal to. With the band’s 2012 tour taking in both arenas and stadiums, Paul has once again chosen an array of Martin Professional fixtures, including the new 1000 W MAC Viper Profile, to add to his lighting arsenal, which enables him to create a fresh, dynamic look and feel that is a real crowd pleaser.

POLARaudio Appoints Dave Ball to Spearhead Rental Install and Custom Install Business

18/10/2012 - People News

In a move to further broaden its scope in the rental and installation sector, POLARaudio has appointed top all-rounder Dave Ball to the position of business development manager.

Martin VC-Grid LED Video Module Now Shipping

18/10/2012 - Equipment News

Martin Professional’s new LED video module, the VC-Grid 25, is now shipping from the company’s Danish factory to Martin partners and end users worldwide.

Easy to Navigate and Rich with Information Danley Sound Labs Unveils New Website

18/10/2012 - Business News

Danley Sound Labs, innovator and manufacturer of awe-inspiring loudspeakers and subwoofers, has revamped its website, danleysoundlabs.com. Apart from a refreshing aesthetic and a transparent 'feel,' the new website places information at the fingertips of those who are already involved with projects using Danley designs, those who are contemplating using Danley designs, and those who are simply curious about Danley’s unconventional approach. Users will also notice the new site’s embrace of Web 2.0, with links to the Danley Facebook page and Twitter feed, as well as an interactive blog. Professor Doug Jones, acoustical consultant for Danley Sound Labs designed the new sight, which reflects both his clarity of explanation and his practical understanding of what it takes to design and install a world-class sound reinforcement system.

Presentation Rentals Supplies Led Zeppelin Celebration Day Launch

17/10/2012 - Production News

South London based technical production specialist Presentational Rentals (PR) supplied all technical elements for the recent London launch of rock legends’ Led Zeppelin’s “Celebration Day” movie – featuring their one-off 2007 reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena.

iLive Makes Waves at Wet Wet Wet Anniversary Gig

17/10/2012 - Production News

Scottish band, Wet Wet Wet, recently reformed for a one-off show in Glasgow to mark its 25th anniversary, appearing on Glasgow Green to a crowd of 12,000. FOH engineer, Steve Pattison, selected an Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system, comprising an iDR-64 MixRack and iLive-112 Control Surface with Waves networking.

A Magical Night with Center Stage AV and Pandoras Box

17/10/2012 - Production News

Scotiabank's 7th annual Nuit Blanche event transformed the Canadian city of Toronto into a contemporary art space.

Midas Pumps Up the Volume in South Africa

17/10/2012 - Production News

Midas’s South African distributor, Johannesburg based Prosound (PTY), has seen an unprecedented number of South Africa’s finest performance venues purchase Midas PRO consoles.

Clay Paky Light Up Israel Houghton Recording Session

17/10/2012 - Production News

A complement of Clay Paky Stage Zoom 1200 and Alpha Spot HPE 700 fixtures were selected for the CD and DVD recording of Christian singer Israel Houghton’s latest album, “Jesus at the Center,” which hits stores August 14. The multi Grammy Award-winning Houghton, whose cross-cultural style of Christian music fuses elements from gospel, jazz and rock, performed at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, where the singer is also a worship leader.

FBT’s Vertus Premiers as the Perfect Accompaniment for Denon DJ at BPM

17/10/2012 - Event News

After its first showing at BPM in Birmingham, FBT reports that the show was a fantastic success. Not only was the FBT booth constantly busy with customers wanting to find out more about the brand, but FBT’s all new Vertus line-array columns and subs were used to great effect on the Denon DJ stand. Using the new white finish Vertus products, the Denon DJ stand was heralded as being one of the best sounding at the show.

SeaChanger’s Light Emitting Plasma Technology Featured in Historic Paris Museum

17/10/2012 - Project News

France’s natural history museum has renovated its lighting system to include SeaChanger’s Light Emitting Plasma (LEP) Color Engines, citing the product’s incredible colour palette and high-energy efficiency.

d’light of Norway Stocks Award-winning Martin Gear

17/10/2012 - Production News

Norwegian rental company d’light has recently purchased a stable of new Martin Professional gear that includes the award-winning fixtures the MAC Viper Profile, MAC Aura and MAC 350 Entour with the popular MAC 101 also included in the purchase.

Martin Professional Offers M-PC Lighting Control Software for Free

17/10/2012 - Equipment News

Martin Professional offers a new version of its powerful M-Series lighting controller software (M-PC) with an unrestricted free Universe of DMX.

Entec Helps Stage Best of Britannia

17/10/2012 - Production News

Entec Sound and Light provided lighting and audio systems for the two music stages – Musion and Marshall – at the Best of Britannia (BOB), a new high-profile brand statement event concept exclusively for new and established British designers and manufacturers.

Robe Shows its Metal

17/10/2012 - Production News

Robe ROBIN MMX Spots, LED Wash 600s and 600E Beam moving lights made their presence felt at the 2012 Brutal Assault Festival (BA) – a popular Czech Metalfest – staged an old army fortress in Jaromeř, Czech Republic.

Robe Burns Bright at Studio 54 Sportpaleis Disco Inferno

17/10/2012 - Project News

Along with the glitz, big hair, outrageous flares and dizzyingly high platform heels 12,000 disco divas stepped out to the 2012 Studio 54 Sportpaleis event in Antwerp, Belgium to strut their best dance floor moves and grooves to the sounds of the1970s.

Matrix… “Made in Great Britain!”

16/10/2012 - Production News

Wanting to capitalise on the publicity and tourist influx generated for London during the 2012 Olympics, COI appointed Sledge to devise and conceptualise Made in Great Britain (MIGB). The first exhibition of its kind, hosted at the Science Museum, London. Exhibitors’ displayed, educated and addressed many spectra of engineering utilised in Great Britain past and present, each exhibitor demonstrated how their product or design was “Made in Great Britain”.

Matrix and Mizuno Get Up and Running Together

16/10/2012 - Production News

Mizuno set up a location in Centre Point, London during the 2012 Olympics, providing keen athletes with an opportunity to familiarise with the footwear and merchandise available. The “Mizuno Performance Centre” was designed by Sledge to be an interactive exhibition experience and implemented by Matrix.

ELP Adds Chroma-Q Studio Force White LEDs to its Rental Inventory

16/10/2012 - Production News

Leading UK television, live events and show production rental specialist, ELP has invested in 48 Chroma-Q Studio Force D 12 and Studio Force V 12 white LED lighting fixtures for its rental stock.

Helsinki's New Men in the Swedish Theatre

16/10/2012 - Project News

In 1954 the novelist C.P. Snow wrote animatedly about the tension between the arts and the sciences: the traditionalists and those wanting to engage with new technologies. 'The New Men' was recognised as an iconic 20th century text that examined the continuous conflict between the old and the new. Over half a century later it remains an ongoing item on the agenda of every restoration and renovation of architectural masterpieces and buildings of national importance across the globe.

Showsec Offers Football Safety Officer Association Members to Share Training advances at 20th Anniversary Conference

16/10/2012 - Standards News

Showsec, as the official Main Partner to the FSOA and conference sponsor, was proactive in engaging conference delegates at the associations Harrogate Conference, 10th October, 2012. The focal point of the Company’s offer to delegates was to learn about the new online e-learning platform.

ETC Releases New Congo Video Training Tutorials

16/10/2012 - Standards News

ETC has released a brand new set of training tutorials to its YouTube channel, updating and expanding the range of topics previously covered.

Me and My Zero 88 – The Winner

16/10/2012 - Event News

College student Alex Brown was announced at the recent PLASA show as the lucky winner of the 40th year celebration competition from Zero 88.

Clay Paky Sharpys Hit the Road with Dave Matthews Band

16/10/2012 - Production News

After taking last summer off, the Dave Matthews Band is back on the road with a North American tour previewing their upcoming album, "Away From The World". The tour features 16 Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures specified by the band’s longtime lighting designer Fenton Williams and supplied by Theatrical Media Services Inc. of Omaha, Nebraska.

Dugan-MY16 Makes Immediate Impact at Turkey’s Kanal D

16/10/2012 - Project News

The Dugan-MY16 automated mic mixing card, distributed by Yamaha Commercial Audio, is rapidly being adopted by a number of broadcasters across Europe. Turkey’s biggest national television channel Kanal D is the latest to invest in the small-sized solution that makes a huge difference.

Dugan-MY16 Has the Right Mix for Question Time

16/10/2012 - Production News

Since making its European debut at ProLight+Sound in March, the Dugan-MY16 automated mic mixing card for Yamaha digital mixers is already proving a major success in the broadcast market. This includes use on BBC One’s Question Time, the UK’s flagship political debate programme.

Community Expands Distributed Design Family with DA6

16/10/2012 - Equipment News

Community Professional Loudspeakers has introduced the newest member of their highly acclaimed Distributed Design Series. The new DA6 is a high-output, full-range architectural surface-mount loudspeaker with an elegant, sconce-like form factor and contemporary styling designed to complement the most upscale environments including restaurants, resorts, hotel lobbies and ballrooms, and retail establishments.

Soundcraft Si Performer begins shipping in the UK

16/10/2012 - Equipment News

Soundcraft and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd have announced UK shipping of Si Performer consoles.

White Light Announces Winner of Coemar LEDko Challenge UK

15/10/2012 - Event News

A few months ago, entertainment lighting specialist White Light teamed up with lighting manufacturer Coemar to announce the opening of the Coemar LEDko Challenge UK, a chance to win a package of Coemar’s acclaimed, innovative Reflection LEDko LED lighting fixtures. The competition invited individuals and groups across the UK to submit a short video or storyboard showing their outdated lighting rig and explaining why they would benefit from an upgrade to Coemar LEDko fixtures for their theatre space.

XLNT presents CyberHoist II and C-Trolley at LDI 2012

15/10/2012 - Event News

The latest additions to the XLNT CyberMotion range, the CyberHoist II and C-Trolley, will receive their North American premier at LDI 2012 on booth 614.

Philips Launches Compact, Intense and Efficient Reflector Lamp System for DJ/Club Segment

15/10/2012 - Event News

At this year’s LDI, taking place in Las Vegas, US, from October 19-21, Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands has unveiled its MSD Platinum 2R lamp system, the most compact, intense and efficient reflector lamp system available yet, providing new possibilities for fixture designs in the DJ/Club segment. 

Lights, camera, action as Aurora Lighting Associates expands its Clay Paky horizons

15/10/2012 - Production News

It’s exciting times in the TV lighting world with the news that Chris Rigby, Gurdip Mahal, Ross Williams and Nick Edwards have joined forces to create Aurora Lighting Associates Ltd. And the expanded company has extended its broadcast lighting influence with a string of popular TV programmes featuring on the busy Autumn TV schedules.

AC-ET Appointed as Sole UK & Ireland Nitro Solutions Distributor

15/10/2012 - Business News

Following a recent successful showcase of the Christie Nitro YK50 on their stand at PLASA 2012, A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. has been appointed by global visual technology company, Christie, as sole UK & Ireland distributor for its new Nitro Solutions series of integrated motorised yoke and projector systems.

New AZrKaos Kling-Net Compatible LED Fixtures from Elation at LDI

15/10/2012 - Event News

Elation Professional Lighting of Los Angeles will be the latest in a growing number of major brands to support the ArKaos Kling-Net protocol when it releases its new range of Kling-Net compatible LED fixtures at LDI 2012.

ArKaos Exhibits with A.C. Lighting, Inc at LDI

15/10/2012 - Event News

Belgian developer of media servers, LED mapping software and VJ software, ArKaos, will be exhibiting at LDI 2012, Las Vegas on the A.C. Lighting Inc. booth 2007. Both companies are looking forward to bringing three new ArKaos products to the US market for the first time: MediaMaster Pro 3, Video Mapper extension and Stage Media Server.

Prism Projection Debuts New LED Lighting Products at LDI 2012

15/10/2012 - Event News

Prism Projection has expanded its RevEAL line of LED products with the debut of three new luminaires—Profile Junior, Studio.3 Fresnel, and Studio.UV. With its largest product launch to date, Prism will be debuting the fixtures in North America at the LDI 2012 show in Las Vegas. Prism Projection will be at booth #1555 on the LDI show floor from Friday, October 19 – Sunday, October 21 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Experimental Belgian Sound Studio Invests in MIDAS PRO2C

15/10/2012 - Production News

Belgium-based experimental music and sound laboratory, Champ d’Action, has chosen a Midas PRO2C as its main studio console.

Chauvet Professional Shows Arkaos Klink-Net Compatible Fixtures at LDI

15/10/2012 - Event News

Chauvet Professional will show ArKaos Kling-Net compatible fixtures at LDI 2012, in an arresting visual display comprised of four large booths (2056, 2263, 2351, and 2357). Chauvet Professional employs ArKaos Kling-Net protocol for its Chauvet Professional ÉPIX Strip fixture, used to dramatic effect throughout its display. Additionally, Chauvet Professional will debut a new fixture called Nexus 4x4, which is controllable via ArKaos Kling-Net protocol as well as Art-Net and DMX. Nexus 4x4 will enthrall attendees of this year’s LDI with its striking look that combines new technology with a retro flair.

Be Part of the CAST BlackTrax “Virtual Band” Demo at LDI

15/10/2012 - Event News

CAST is ready to WOW the crowd once again for LDI 2012 with a new, cutting edge demo of the multi-award-winning BlackTrax V1. LDI will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, 19-21 October and CAST will be exhibiting in Stand 1808 and holding their interactive demo in the CAST Demo Room.

Artistic Licence Engineering showcases sunDial at LuxLive 2012

15/10/2012 - Event News

Artistic Licence Engineering will present sunDial, a range of modular lighting controllers that provide a complete solution to the demands of 21st century smart illumination. Marrying high-tech control with the cutting edge in commercial lighting, sunDial will be driving Lumiblade, Philips’ exciting new OLED product, on stand J02 at LuxLive, Earle Court London, November 6-7..

Omniline Conquers High Reverberation in Award-winning Installation at Sydney Railway Terminus

15/10/2012 - Project News

A Martin Audio OmniLine system has been specified and installed at Central Railway Station in Sydney, the largest in Australia, to conquer a speech intelligibility problem that has persisted for years.

New Dirty Rigger Tool Pouch to Launch at LDI Las Vegas

15/10/2012 - Event News

On show for the first time at LDI and after receiving an outstanding response at PLASA 2012, Dirty Rigger's new Rigger's Tool Pouch is set for another hugely successful exhibition.

Christie Aims for the Spectacular at GITEX 2012

15/10/2012 - Event News

Christie will be looking to capitalise on the recent opening of their new facility in the prestigious Dubai Silicon Oasis technology park with a diverse display of advanced media connectivity at this year’s GITEX Technology Week.

Total Structures’ Turns 21 at LDI 2012

15/10/2012 - Event News

This year’s LDI exhibition will mark 21 years of business for Southern California based truss and structure manufacturer Total Structures. In order to celebrate the achievement the Total Structures LDI booth (number 126) will have a celebratory theme throughout the show and they will also be personally acknowledging the "Top 21" customers who have helped them establish their market leading position during that time.

W-DMX Brings New Products, Vodka and Meatballs to LDI

15/10/2012 - Event News

Wireless Solution Sweden AB is ready to show LDI 2012 visitors its exciting range of new products along with plenty of Swedish hospitality. LDI will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center October 19-21 and Wireless Solution will be exhibiting in Booth 2007 with distributor A.C.T. Lighting.

Track Supremo Triple E Transports New SDRIVE Stateside for LDI Launch

15/10/2012 - Event News

British motorised track solutions specialist Triple E is gearing up to launch its pioneering SDRIVE system at LDI Las Vegas with Rose Brand, Triple E’s American distributor.

Golden Gate Bridge Celebrates 75th Anniversary with DPA Microphones

15/10/2012 - Production News

The iconic Golden Gate Bridge turned 75 this year, and DPA Microphones is supporting local San Francisco artist Bill Fontana in honoring the landmark’s anniversary. With a video camera and seven DPA Reference Standard 4006A Omnidirectional microphones fixed to the bridge, Fontana is streaming and capturing six months’ worth of sound and footage for a live video and sound portrait titled Acoustical Visions of the Golden Gate. He also relies on a Sound Devices 788T multi-track digital audio recorder to capture the audio.

Attergauer Kultursommer Completely Equipped with K.M.E.

15/10/2012 - Production News

The Attergauer Kultursommer (Summer of Culture) is the summer highlight of the Austrian region Salzkammergut. The international established festival with classical concerts and readings took place from July 17 to August 15 in the churches of St. Georgen and Vöcklabruck and in the concert hall Attergau.

Bingley Music Live Gets Livelier with Robe

12/10/2012 - Production News

Neil Hunt from Leeds, UK based Zig Zag Lighting supplied a production lighting design, equipment and crew – including a full rig of Robe moving lights – for the main and second stages at the 2012 Bingley Music Live Festival, held over three action-packed days at Myrtle Park in Bingley, West Yorkshire, UK.

LightFactory Shortcuts for iPad Now Available

12/10/2012 - Equipment News

Dream Solutions has announced the publication of its free “LightFactory Shortcuts” app for iPad devices on the Apple App Store. This is a simple to use app that provides full access to all of the shortcuts you have setup in LightFactory. Because LightFactory shortcuts can do anything you want there is no part of the software out of reach from this app. With this powerful tool there is no need to do any button configuration on the iPad itself as all of the colours and descriptions are automatically retrieved from your LightFactory system. 

dbn Purchases New Kit and Ups Visual Ante at New Warehouse Project Venue

12/10/2012 - Production News

Manchester’s most sought after dance event, The Warehouse Project (WHP), kicked off an action-packed 2012 autumn season at its new Victoria Warehouse venue in Trafford Park.

City Theatrical SHoW DMX to be Distributed By ETC

12/10/2012 - Business News

City Theatrical has announced a new partnership with Electronic Theatre Controls in which ETC will distribute City Theatrical’s full line of SHoW DMX Neo wireless DMX control products, allowing ETC’s customers around the world easy access to wireless DMX for entertainment and architectural lighting applications.

Clay Paky and MA Lighting at the Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award Ceremony

12/10/2012 - Production News

Studio Hamburg Newcomer Awards have been presented since 1997. German-language films made by students who are studying film-making at institutions of higher education compete in the Best Production, Best Short Film (Audience Prize), Best Director and Best Screenplay categories. The Günter Strack Television Prize is also awarded during the gala night to the best up-and-coming actress and actor, as well as the Hamburg Murder-Mystery Prize (since 2008).

Clay Paky Sharpy Fixtures Illuminate Drake’s Club Paradise Tour

12/10/2012 - Production News

As a key part of the lighting rig for hip-hop artist Drake’s Club Paradise Tour, Clay Paky Sharpys are proving how heavenly they are to work with. The fixtures have been selected by lighting designer Patrick Dierson for Drake’s European and North American tour in support of his second studio album, “Take Care”.

When Radiohead needed new automation Stage Technologies delivered

12/10/2012 - Production News

Stage Technologies has been contracted by Radiohead production manager Richard Young and Richard Kent of Aerial Rigging Techniques to provide a 60 axis “pod” system running 12 free flying video screens on the Radiohead tour in Europe, New Zealand and Australia this autumn. Following a well-documented roof collapse earlier in the summer the tour’s automation system had to be replaced. Despite being in the midst of its busiest year to date the Stage Technologies rental team created a new bespoke system within 30 days.

Orfeo ed Euridice gets best of both worlds using DiGiCo

12/10/2012 - Production News

Live productions rarely come as unique as De Utrechtse Spelen’s depiction of Christoph Willibald von Gluck’s opera, Orfeo ed Euridice, which, this Summer, under the direction of Jos Thie, descended on the ample pond within the grounds of Soestdijk Palace in the Dutch Province of Utrecht,. For all of the shows, which were held during June and July, Utrecht-based Ampco Flashlight Rental supplied all sound and lighting requirements, with a DiGiCo SD7 for the FOH position, and a DiGiCo SD9 for monitors.

GLP Launches Impression X4

12/10/2012 - Equipment News

The new impression X4 from GLP brings power, flexibility and practicality in a breakthrough design.

CADAC Announces Brazilian Distribution at ExpoMusic Debut

12/10/2012 - Business News

CADAC has announced the appointment of leading regional pro audio distributor, Decomac, following a highly successful brand debut at ExpoMusic Brazil in Sao Paulo.

GLP’s Impression Spot One Receives 2012 WFX New Technology Award

12/10/2012 - Event News

GLP’s Impression Spot One fixture has won the WFX 2012 New Technology Award for Best Moving Light in the U.S.

TruColor HSwins Cinec Award

12/10/2012 - Event News

TruColor HS won the Cinec award for advancement in lighting technology at Cinec 2012. Rich Pierceall, director of digital lighting sales and the brains behind the phosphor technology of TruColor HS received the award at the ceremony.

Robe Helps Light Tupperware 2012 Jubilee Event at Sun City

12/10/2012 - Production News

South African technical solutions and rental company Multi-Media supplied full production including their newest Robe moving lights for Tupperware South Africa’s 2012 Jubilee event, staged over three days at Sun City Superbowl.

White Light for Miss Saigon in Japan

12/10/2012 - Production News

The new Japanese tour of the classic musical Miss Saigon sees entertainment lighting specialist White Light continue its long involvement with the show, more than two decades after it first supplied the original production at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Painting A Uniquely Different Picture for Ben X

12/10/2012 - Production News

Lighting and visuals specialist Luc Peumans of Belgium based design practice Painting With Light, has created the visual concept and designed video and lighting for the highly anticipated new theatre production of ‘Ben X’.

Sound Image Doubles Energia Inventory

11/10/2012 - Production News

Escondido, California based Southern California Sound Image, a leading provider of audio systems for touring and installation applications globally, has recently doubled their inventory of Adamson's E15 Line Source System. Sound Image was one of the first American companies to invest in Project Energia, and in less than a year they have doubled their rental inventory. Historically Sound Image also carried Adamson Y18, Y10 and T21 systems in their hire stock.

Neon Trees Requests iLive for private gig in London

11/10/2012 - Production News

US band, Neon Trees, requested a dual FOH/monitor Allen & Heath iLive digital system for a recent performance at a private function in central London hosted by Universal Music.

EM Acoustics Equips new St James Theatre

11/10/2012 - Project News

The St James Theatre in London SW1 is the first newly built theatre complex in central London for 30 years. Specifically designed as a smaller, off-Broadway type venue in which to develop shows prior to moving to the West End, the new complex, designed by Foster Wilson Architects, features a main 312-seat theatre and a smaller 100-seat studio theatre as well as a brasserie and lobby bar. The sound design for both theatres was entrusted to Mathew Smethust-Evans of London-based consultancy firm, Theatreplan, who specified EM Acoustics products throughout.

Shakedown time for the Martin MLA

11/10/2012 - Production News

Having been approached once again by Ronin Events to supply audio for the Shakedown Festival at Stanmer Park, Brighton, Capital Sound’s Charles Ellery swung into action to provide a Martin Audio system for the event. 

MT Pro at the Showman’s Show

11/10/2012 - Event News

MT Pro Ltd. will once again be at the Showman’s Show his month with some exiting new LEDHead LED lighting products designed to enhance any event or party.

Jazz à Vannes grooves with APG

11/10/2012 - Production News

It’s been a busy summer/autumn for the Uniline Solution rental network, with events and festivals of all types and sizes taking place throughout Europe. One such festival was Jazz à Vannes, now in its 33rd year and an absolute must on the European jazz circuit. The line-up this year featured the likes of Marcus Miller, Malia, the Kyle Eastwood Band, the Jacky Terrason Trio and many more. Rental company and jazz specialists, Studio Sextan, were in charge of the audio requirements for the festival. They supplied an APG Uniline system as the PA for the main stage in the Jardins de Limur complete with a DX Series stage monitor system and two Innovason Sy48 consoles at FoH and monitors.

Hale Centre Theatre and Davis Entertainment Christen New MAC Auras In-the-Round

11/10/2012 - Project News

Jeff A. Davis of Davis Entertainment had the pleasure of christening the new Martin MAC Aura wash light at the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert, Arizona, for their first show of the season, “The Secret Garden.” The theatre in-the-round space added nine Auras (installed by Clearwing Productions) overhead to allow for color saturation and isolation.

PSCo Technical Distribution Delivers the Bigger Picture

11/10/2012 - Production News

PSCo Technical Distribution has expanded its large-format display portfolio to include new LCD models alongside its existing Plasma range. The announcement follows significant research and development (R&D) efforts to upgrade its added-value offering for channel partners. New LCD models from Samsung, Panasonic and Sharp are amongst the first products to satisfy demand for displays from 70-inch upwards for a wide range of signage applications within the retail, OOH, corporate, transport, stadia, broadcast, leisure, and hospitality market places.

Next Courses at Backstage Academy

11/10/2012 - Standards News

Event Safety Passport

nshinDynacord and Electro-Voice appoint Audiopro for Czech Republic

11/10/2012 - Business News

Prague-based pro audio company Audiopro has been appointed Electro-Voice and Dynacord distributor. Founded in 2002, Audiopro is a leader in professional A/V markets, communication, conferencing, broadcasting, and equipment transportation in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Offering a full range of professional PA sound systems for external and internal use, Audiopro provides complete solutions for mobile/local wireless communication, wireless audio conferencing system, HD video conferencing system over IP, as well as emergency evacuation systems for stadiums, halls, and buildings. Previous Audiopro references include the O2 Arena, the new stadium of Slavia Prague, the National Theater (all in Prague), as well as various installations across the country.

Martin MAC III AirFX Debuts on Sensation – Source of Light

11/10/2012 - Production News

Martin Professional’s new MAC III AirFX mid-air effects and wash luminaire had a successful test debut on the premier of a new Sensation electronic dance music event at Amsterdam Arena this past summer and is now shipping to rental houses across the globe.

Robe Lighting at LDI 2012

11/10/2012 - Event News

Robe Lighting will showcase its latest moving light and LED technologies on Booth 723 at the LDI 2012 exhibition in Las Vegas Convention Centre next week.

Philips Vari-Lite Provides Luminaires for Royal Opera House Muscat

11/10/2012 - Production News

Vari-Lite luminaires are the fixture of choice for the knowledgeable lighting team at the Royal Opera House Muscat, Oman.

Multiform adds White at ProLight & Sound Shanghai 2012

10/10/2012 - Event News

Multiform Lighting will be exhibiting again on the Adelto Booth at ProLight & Sound Shanghai 2012, Hall W4, Booth C70, Shanghai New International Expo Centre on October 11-14.

Robert Juliat at LDI 2012

10/10/2012 - Event News

Robert Juliat will be exhibiting at LDI 2012 in booth #501. LDI 2012 marks the official US launch of TIBO and ZEP, Robert Juliat’s latest LED profiles which enjoyed a successful introduction last month at PLASA in London.

Renegade Keeps the Fashion Flowing

10/10/2012 - Production News

Nick Gray from London based creative visual design practice Renegade designed lighting for several London Fashion Week SS13 shows and events, including the main British Fashion Council (BFC) Courtyard space at Somerset House, Rocksander at the Savoy Ballroom and the high profile Future Young Contemporaries party at the Serpentine Gallery – a major highlight of the whole event.

New from Crestron at InfoComm MEA 2012

10/10/2012 - Event News

Crestron will be showcasing a range of new products and solutions at booth TA-C1 at InfoComm MEA, taking place October 14 - 18 at the Dubai World Trade Center. From the TSW-750 touch panel, CLWI in-wall dimmers and energy efficient CLED LED fixtures, to Capture HD and the latest additions to the award-winning DigitalMedia product line, attendees from the systems integration community will find exciting solutions to drive new sales. The company is also running a full schedule of Crestron accredited training courses alongside the show.

Date Restaurant & Designers’ Corner opens with L-Acoustics Sound System

10/10/2012 - Project News

Date Restaurant & Designers’ Corner recently celebrated its opening, gathering together Istanbul’s dining, entertainment and fashion and design communities.

J. R. Clancy Reimagines Rigging Control Systems with SceneControl 5000 Series

09/10/2012 - Event News

At the LDI show in Las Vegas, J. R. Clancy, Inc., will unveil a series of new rigging control systems that will address the entire range of performance venues - from the most complex flexible performing arts space, sporting complex or Broadway show to the stages of high schools and colleges.

Huddersfield University Upgrade to Green Hippo Hippotizer HD Media Server

09/10/2012 - Project News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd’s Video division has supplied Green Hippo’s latest and most powerful Hippotizer HD media server to the University of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire.

MDG Presents theFAN for the First Time in the USA at LDI 2012

09/10/2012 - Event News

MDG will be returning to LDI, Las Vegas this year (Booth 701) with its latest product, theFAN.

Clay Paky ‘overwhelmed’ with response to South African Roadshow

09/10/2012 - Event News

Clay Paky has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the positive response to its South African product Roadshow. An impressive number of lighting professionals took time out from their busy schedules to attend demonstrations in venues in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town.

Clay Paky Sharpys are choice for Lostprophets Homecoming

09/10/2012 - Production News

Clay Paky Sharpys provided spectacular impact at Welsh rock band Lostprophets’ homecoming gig to support of the band’s fifth studio album, Weapons - released in April 2012.

Martin Celebration Set for LDI 2012

09/10/2012 - Event News

Martin Professional has a lot to celebrate at this year’s LDI – a 25th Anniversary and the recently awarded MAC Viper Profile top the list - but there is a host of other activities on the agenda as well.

The Long Reach Long Riders Announce 10th Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride

09/10/2012 - Event News

The 10th annual Long Reach Long Riders charity motorcycle ride, dubbed "Ten Great Years and Five Great Lakes" by the ride organizers, is scheduled to begin on June 28 next year in the Great Lakes region of the USA. Over the eight-day trip the riders will have an opportunity to visit, and stick their toes into, all five of the Great Lakes as well as ride some of the best bike roads in the area.

Solid State Logic Launches New E-Series Modules

09/10/2012 - Equipment News

Solid State Logic has announced the release of the E-Series EQ Module and E-Series Dynamics Module for the popular API 500 Series modular rack format. The legendary 1980’s SSL SL 4000 E is one of the all-time classic consoles and has been featured on countless great recordings. The release of these new E-Series EQ and E-Series Dynamics Modules makes the gritty tonal character of the channel processing from this much-loved console available to a new group of users. The SSL console sound has been available in 12 different modules for SSL’s own modular X-Rack system for many years. The system enjoys a large and enthusiastic customer base (more than 15,000 modules sold) that reap the benefits of the very high-quality power supply and on board TotalRecall offered by SSL‘s X-Rack. The release of two modules for the widely-used 500 Series modular rack platform makes a small slice of the SSL sound available to a wider user base. The new modules will be shown at the forthcoming 2012 AES Show in San Francisco (Booth 1005)

Singapore Sings at the Esplanade with d&b

09/10/2012 - Project News

The modernist yet undeniably impressive Esplanade, Theatres on the Bay arts centre presents performers with an almost dizzying choice of venues: the Concert Hall, the Recital Studio, the Theatre Studio, and last but definitely not least, the Theatre. Opulent in its red velour drapery and triple horseshoe balconies, the Theatre may boast one of the largest stages in Singapore yet the design of the room still provides an intimate setting for an audience of nearly 2000.

PSCo Rental Expands Midlands and Northern AV Rental Operation

09/10/2012 - Business News

Trade AV specialist PSCo Rental has announced that it has invested over £1m extending its Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham office that serves the Midlands and North of England. The investment includes a new stock profile that gives the Sutton Coldfield location the UK’s largest fleet of large format displays and video wall products for the live event market.

Musikbygget of Sweden Invests in Martin EC-10 LED Video Panels

09/10/2012 - Production News

Musikbygget, a well-respected sound and lighting company based at the Swedish ski resort of Åre has invested in Martin Professional’s EC-10 LED video panels. The panels will be used on various jobs during the coming winter from indoor corporate events to outdoor ski competitions on the slopes of Åre.

MAC Viper Profile on Paul Simon “Graceland 25th Anniversary” Tour

09/10/2012 - Production News

Lighting designer Richard Locklin has over 30 years of experience lighting the likes of Little Feat, Sting, Bob Dylan and many other top music industry names. Most recently he designed the lighting for Paul Simon’s “Graceland 25th Anniversary” tour and was one of the first LDs worldwide to use Martin Professional’s award-winning MAC Viper Profile. Lighting vendor Neg Earth supplied 20 of the new 1000-watt profile fixtures along with Martin MAC Auras for a European leg this summer.

Robe is Super Cool for The Parlotones

09/10/2012 - Production News

Robe ROBIN moving lights including the new LEDBeam 100s and 600 Washes, Spots and Beams were used by technical services provider Hirezone Audio Visual for the Durban leg of the ‘Super M Live’ event, headlined by South Africa’s favourite rockers, The Parlotones.

Northern Light Addresses International Expansion

09/10/2012 - Business News

With widespread success across the UK market in TV studio installations, Northern Light has put in place plans to apply this success within the international arena.

Tommex Chooses Community Loudspeaker Solution for Cracovia Rink

09/10/2012 - Project News

Home to the oldest sports club operating in Poland, Cracovia Rink has benefitted from a complete programme of reconstruction and refurbishment in recent years, and has now had a state-of-the-art sound system designed and installed by Wrocław-based Tommex Żebrowscy Sp. J.

Avolites Media sets its sights on major US Events

09/10/2012 - Event News

Avolites Media is heading to the States this month to show off its award-winning Sapphire Media Infinity System.

Allen & Heath Releases New Firmware for three Xone Products

08/10/2012 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath will be releasing new firmware updates for the Xone:DB4 and Xone:DB2 digital FX mixers, and the Xone:K2 MIDI controller. Previewing at the BPM show, the new software provides enhanced FX sections and configuration for the DB4 and DB2 mixers, and greater integration between the DB4 and the K2 controller.

The Hålogaland Theatre Upgrades with DPA

08/10/2012 - Production News

The Hålogaland Theatre in Tromsø, Norway, is putting its new DPA d:fine Headset Microphones through their paces on a production of Les Misérables, which opened on September 6, 2012.

DiGiCo SD8 mixes a Colombian blend

08/10/2012 - Production News

A DiGiCo SD8 is the latest mixing console purchased by Colombian company Grupo Hangar, which provides technical production services to events in and around the city of Medellín. Already used successfully on the city’s highest profile festival, the SD8 has made many friends.

No complaints with d&b at the Bar National Beirut

08/10/2012 - Project News

Brothers Rami and Joe Keyrouz opened the Bar National in Beirut early 2012, yet within a few months were having to look at replacing their installed audio system. "This is a roof top bar with live DJ and music playback," said Youssef Aoun from sound specialists Seebeck Audio. "In the winter the bar keeps the glass walls to the balcony closed, but as soon as the warm weather arrived and they opened up the neighbours began complaining about the noise."

Avolites Pearl Expert Provides Powerful Control for Frank Turner at Wembley

08/10/2012 - Production News

Avolites’ popular Pearl Expert lighting control console provided a powerful, easy to use solution for a one-off, career-defining Frank Turner gig at London’s Wembley Arena.

Robe Shines on Latest Discovery Show

08/10/2012 - Production News

Randburg, Johannesburg, South Africa based technical solutions agency TechRig supplied technical production - including nearly 200 Robe lighting fixtures - to the 2012 annual DFC Conference & Gala Dinner for medical aid and insurance giants, Discovery.

AC-ET Supplies Yamaha CL5 Digital Mixing Console to Sterling Event Group

05/10/2012 - Production News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd’s Audio division has supplied one of Yamaha’s revolutionary CL5 digital mixing consoles - along with two Yamaha Rio I/O rackmount units - to Manchester based technical solutions company, Sterling Event Group (SEG).

coolux Pandoras Box wins prestigious WFX award

05/10/2012 - Event News

The coolux Pandoras Box product family was recently named as one of the winners of the WFX New Product Technology Awards 2012 at this year’s WFX facilities conference & expo.

J&C Joel at Liverpool Royal Court Theatre

05/10/2012 - Project News

Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre is one of the city’s landmark buildings and has played host to some of the biggest names in theatre and show business over past century.

Netpractise carries out advanced AV integration at Team GB House

05/10/2012 - Project News

The British Olympic Association’s (BOA) operational headquarters during London 2012 (Team GB House) was complete with private hospitality area, a special lounge designed to allow athletes to spend time with their family and friends, a press conference room, broadcast suites and back office operations centre for sports and news analysis.

Sennheiser UK ensures cruise liner refit is no Saga for TEDAV

05/10/2012 - Project News

As technology continually drives the improvement of entertainment systems, customer expectations rise exponentially. This is just as true at sea - in the cruise market - as it is on land, which is why the cruise liner Saga Sapphire has emerged from a recent refit with a comprehensive Sennheiser, DAS Audio, K-array and APart audio system on board.

Backstage Academy has successful second PLASA

05/10/2012 - Event News

Industry training centre Backstage Academy reports a successful exhibit at its second annual PLASA Show, where it celebrated a year of growth with several initiatives.

David Byrne & St. Vincent "Love This Giant" North American Tour

05/10/2012 - Production News

"It's the first time I've used the Auras and they are spectacular!" Thus exclaimed lighting designer Susanne Sasic of Martin Professional’s versatile MAC Aura LED wash light. Using a nearly all Martin rig on the David Byrne & St. Vincent "Love This Giant" North American tour, the LD, who also handles production design and lighting direction on the tour, has teamed the MAC Aura with Martin MAC 101 LED washes and MAC 700 series fixtures.

Martin LED Colour Impresses at Mella Club Hong Kong

05/10/2012 - Project News

Following a demo of Martin Professional’s MAC 101 and MAC 350 Entour LED fixtures, Charles Chau of Mella Club in Hong Kong, responsible for lighting design and decoration, was so impressed by the fixtures’ rich and variant colors that he immediately placed an order.

Madonna Gives Sennheiser All Her Luvin’

05/10/2012 - Production News

Stadiums, arenas and open air venues across Asia, Europe, North and South America are hosting Madonna’s 2012 MDNA World Tour with all featuring a large Sennheiser microphone and RF system which helps deliver a flawless performance, night after night. Madonna has six Sennheiser SKM 5200 mics for each show, which, as monitor engineer Matt Napier explains, get tested to the limit.

Busy PLASA for Lift Turn Move

05/10/2012 - Event News

On its busy stand at the recent PLASA 2012 event, LTM showed its full range of LoadGuard chain hoists from 0.25 to 5.0t, including hoists to BGV D8 and BGV D8 Plus. The LoadGuard is used in many touring and fixed installations applications within the entertainment market.

PLASA Focus: Stamford Professional Development Program Details Released

04/10/2012 - Event News

Free registration is now open for the PLASA Focus: Stamford 2012 Professional Development Program, a two-day program of free educational seminars and workshops, running alongside PLASA Focus: Stamford, on November 12-13, 2012.

Cory Walker Joins Christie Lites Las Vegas Rental Rep Team

04/10/2012 - People News

Christie Lites, one of North America’s premier entertainment stage lighting and rigging suppliers, has announced the appointment of Cory Walker (pictured) as a new member of its Rental Rep team. Walker recently joined the company as a national account rep in the Las Vegas office and serves his client base from all 12 Christie warehouse locations across North America.

iLive Tours with New Zealand’s Got Talent

04/10/2012 - Production News

PA company, Tomcat Production Services, road-tested an Allen & Heath iLive-T digital mixing system on the first leg of New Zealand's Got Talent audition tour.

Robe Makes a Big Splash!

04/10/2012 - Production News

Production lighting for the 2012 Splashy Fen Music Festival – staged in the beautiful foothills of the southern Drakensberg mountains, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa – was designed by Llewellyn Pieters from Durban based event technical support company, Black Coffee.

Pearce Hire Celebrates Unparalleled Summer of Business at The Showman’s Show 2012

04/10/2012 - Event News

Pearce Hire will return to the Showman’s Show this month. A regular supporter of the annual exhibition, the team from Pearce Hire will be ready to share the news of their busiest summer ever and talk about their expertise in providing solutions for the technical challenges of any outdoor, or indoor event.

Martin Product Innovation Tours across China

04/10/2012 - Event News

In celebration of Martin Professional’s 25th Anniversary, Martin Hong Kong has been touring the company’s latest innovative products across China with stops in Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

MAC Viper Profile Around the World with Luis Miguel

04/10/2012 - Production News

Upstaging is supplying Martin Professional’s new, award-winning MAC Viper Profile automated spot fixture for Latin music icon Luis Miguel’s current world tour, which sees the Grammy Award winner on the road until June 2013.

Robe LEDBeams Make Some Noise with The Prodigy in Belgrade

03/10/2012 - Production News

Leading Serbian rental company Studio Berar purchased 50 new Robe ROBIN 100 LEDBeams initially to meet a specification by lighting designer Andy Hurst for maverick electro rockers The Prodigy, and their Main ‘Warriors’ stage headline performance at the recent Warriors Dance Festival.

Avolites Media’s Ground Breaking Sapphire Media Infinity Wins Coveted Innovation Award at PLASA 2012

03/10/2012 - Event News

The Avolites Media Sapphire Media Infinity video control system has been awarded the prestigious PLASA Award for Innovation.

London’s Waterloo Station Feels the Benefit of Tannoy’s VLS Series

03/10/2012 - Project News

With over 91 million passenger entries and exits between April 2010 and March 2011, London’s Waterloo is easily Britain’s busiest railway station in terms of passenger throughput. After all, it caters for one of the busiest cities in the world, with around 350,000 passengers per day.

We’re Hearing You Loud and Clear

03/10/2012 - Production News

As the Torch Relays made their way around the UK this summer, DPA microphones were at the heart of the festivities, providing loud and clear audio at a total of 70 evening celebrations and the daily lighting of the cauldron ceremonies.

Robe Melts Down at Ferropolis

03/10/2012 - Production News

Robe moving lights were utilised on the Main and Gemini Stages at the 2012 Melt Festival, one of the most highly rated indie electronica-meets-rock festivals in Europe. The event is staged amidst the stunning environs of the Ferropolis peninsula, Gräfenhainichen, an open air museum featuring a selection of giant 20th century industrial machines, like coal mining diggers, that provide a unique skyline.

Robert Juliat Launches New Website

03/10/2012 - Business News

Robert Juliat has announced the launch of its newly redesigned company website which went live on the World Wide Web from 2nd October 2012.

Electrosonic Helps Bring a Touch of Glamour to the V&A Ballgowns Exhibition

03/10/2012 - Project News

The ‘Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950’ exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum features over 60 gowns designed for private parties, royal balls, state occasions and opening nights. The newly renovated Fashion Galleries showcase these gowns, and are supported by giant projected images to celebrate over sixty years of a strong British design tradition. The exhibition was designed by an external designer, Emily Pugh, and the projection system was engineered and installed by Electrosonic.

Chroma-Q’s Brand New Inspire LED House Light Wins Two 2012 WFX Awards

03/10/2012 - Event News

Chroma-Q’s latest cutting-edge LED lighting innovation, the Inspire house light has won two New Product Technology Awards – for ‘Best LED Fixture’ and ‘Best Overall Lighting Product’ - at the 2012 Worship Facilities Expo (WFX), held in Atlanta, USA.

Chromlech Celebrates Successful Launch of Elidy at PLASA 2012

03/10/2012 - Equipment News

Chromlech, the innovative French manufacturer of the Jarag, Gleamer and Svoboda 2, chose PLASA 2012 to launch its new Elidy – the world’s first LED matrix fixture capable of projecting volumetric graphics – with enormously successful results.

Adamson SpekTrix Débuts in the Philippines

02/10/2012 - Project News

Adamson Systems has installed their first sound reinforcement system in the Philippines. The University of Santo Tomas in Manila celebrates its 400th year, and in honor of their anniversary they've constructed a multi-purpose gymnasium aptly named the Quadricentennial Pavilion. Replacing the University’s ageing sports complex, the new pavilion is not only home to the university's sports teams, but it also accommodates a dance troupe, fencing-, badminton-, judo-, and taekwondo clubs. The ground level is home to retail space for businesses such as banks and restaurants, the first floor houses a 2-level fitness centre adjacent to a gymnastics room, while the third level features a two-lane oval track around the inside perimeter of the building. 

UEP Announces New Sales Division

02/10/2012 - Business News

Live event technical solutions provider, Universal Event Productions (UEP) from Buckinghamshire has formed a new specialist Sales Division as part of the planned expansion of its business.

WYSIWYG Experts Heap Praise on R29

02/10/2012 - Equipment News

Industry response to WYSIWYG R29, the brand new version of CAST Software’s industry standard pre-visualisation suite, has been overwhelming, with professionals hailing the release a triumph for productivity and accuracy in event design.

d&b V-Series Launched in Japan

02/10/2012 - Production News

"We've done it before, but never had such a response," Shinchiro 'Yone' Yonekura remarking on a recent presentation of the new d&b audiotechnik V-Series to the great and the good of the Japanese pro audio industry. "Everyone knows we are very conservative in Japan, even in pro audio, so when I decided the best way to introduce the new V-Series was a practical demonstration in a proper live venue I invited many people; sound engineers, system designers, audio consultants, and our dealer network of course; but I didn’t expect over a hundred people to turn up."

Triple E Launches New SDRIVE by Donating System to The King’s Theatre, Southsea

02/10/2012 - Project News

Track solutions specialist Triple E has launched a brand new motorised curtain track system in the beautiful surroundings of the King’s Theatre, Southsea – and marked the occasion by donating one to the venue.

KDK Sounds Pioneers Investment in Yamaha cl Quality

02/10/2012 - Production News

Kent-based KDK Sounds Ltd has recently invested in a Yamaha CL5 digital console.

Taiwan’s Novel Hall for Performing Arts selects ETC lighting systems

02/10/2012 - Project News

Just blocks from Taipei 101 (the world’s tallest office building), in Taiwan’s most cosmopolitan district, Xinyi, is the newly renovated Novel Hall for Performing Arts. This privately-owned mid-sized venue includes a 935-seat auditorium for productions like the annual Novel Hall dances series, Chinese opera and a variety of touring shows. Novel Hall announced its reopening on 23 September with upgraded stage lighting control in the form of an ETC Element lighting control desk and ETC Sensor+ dimming and power control.

PLASA Elections Underway

02/10/2012 - Business News

PLASA Members worldwide have begun voting in the Association's yearly elections, which commence this week.

Artistic Licence Engineering Launches dVnet

02/10/2012 - Equipment News

 Aristic Licence Engineering will be launching dVnet, its eagerly anticipated digital video-to-network converter, at LuxLive 2012. Following a tantalising preview earlier this year, the full power of dVnet will be shown to remarkable effect on stand J02, where it will be driving an exciting new display/lighting medium.

XL Video Supplies The xx 2012 World Tour

01/10/2012 - Production News

XL Video is supplying a high power projection system and Green Hippo Hippotizer i7 HD media servers for uber cool Mercury prize winning UK indie band The xx, who are currently in the middle of an 18-month world tour having just released their second album, Coexist.

Peter Gabriel Celebrates 25th Anniversary of So with K1-reinforced Tour

01/10/2012 - Production News

On the cusp of dropping off of the radar for a full year's hiatus, Peter Gabriel is currently treating fans in select North American cities to a brief tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of his renowned multiplatinum album, So. Once again reunited with the band from the original tour--bassist Tony Levin, guitarist David Rhodes, drummer Manu Kache and keyboardist David Sancious--Gabriel is also being joined by a newer performer, Firehouse Productions' L-Acoustics K1 system.

CPL Supplies Boomtown Fair Lion’s Den

01/10/2012 - Production News

West Midlands based technical solutions provider Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) supplied a boom-tastic lighting and camera/visuals/projection package for the 2012 Boomtown Fair’s Lion’s Den Stage.

MilTec in Hyde Park with Blinding Light

01/10/2012 - Production News

The festival season drew to a close recently after a disastrous summer when many of the major festivals were cancelled due to the terrible weather. Luckily the rain stayed away for the final two major events in London’s famous Hyde Park “Proms in the Park” and Radio Two’s “Festival in a Day”.

Alcons Audio Releases EASE GLL Loudspeaker Data

01/10/2012 - Equipment News

Alcons Audio has announced the release of high-resolution measurement and simulation data for Alcons’ L-series pro-ribbon line-arrays and Q-series pro-ribbon column-arrays.

Eclipse Purchases First MAC Vipers in the Middle East

01/10/2012 - Business News

After initial enquiries and a visit to the PLASA trade show in London in September, Dubai-based event production supplier Eclipse has made an investment in the new Martin Professional MAC Viper Profile, winner of a PLASA Innovation Award.

MAC Vipers Striking on Linkin Park Summer Tour

01/10/2012 - Production News

Lighting Designer Travis Shirley used an all Martin rig that included the award-winning MAC Viper Profile for American alt rock band Linkin Park’s North American co-headlining tour with Incubus this summer.