News Archive for June 2012

Eidim Audio Visual installs Adamson for Korea Installation

29/06/2012 - Project News

Eidim Audio Visual, with headquarters in Buena Park, California, two handfuls of offices in major cities around the US, and a division in Seoul in Korea, has finished a major installation project at a newly built church in Seoul. The Kwang Mying Church's new complex features five floors with the main sanctuary seating 5500 worshippers in the basement level, and three worship halls, lobby and a dining room on the main three floors, and a small chapel on the 4th.

PLASA 2012 Turns Up the Volume

29/06/2012 - Event News

PLASA 2012 has announced a brand new, free-to-attend Professional Development Programme - confirming its position as one of the largest knowledge-sharing events in Europe.

AC-ET Hosts Zero 88 Lighting Open Day Next Week

29/06/2012 - Event News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd.’s Lighting division is hosting a dedicated open day event in conjunction with Zero 88 next Wednesday July 4 in Leeds at AC-ET’s state-of-the-art demo facilities. With less than a week to go there are still some spaces left for the informal all-day event, which runs from 11am to 4pm and is geared towards all levels of user.

Kimbra Storms the U.S with a DiGiCo SD11

29/06/2012 - Production News

Neo-electro pop diva Kimbra has been a rising star over the past couple of years. With her fame clearly ascending, this defiant and ground-breaking artist entered Australia's music scene only to take out the 2011 Aria for best female artist. Hailing originally from New Zealand, Australia quickly claimed her at the tender age of 17 subsequently launching her now internationally blossoming career. Amidst her already long list of accolades, Kimbra's talent continues to unravel new levels of depth, with the songstress playing a pivotal role in the creation of all of her music end to end.

Coda Audio Helps Thousands Of Fans To Enjoy Euro 2012

29/06/2012 - Production News

As has become the norm in recent years, for the many thousands of fans wanting to get into the matches at the UEFA Euro 2012 Championship but unable to get tickets for the stadiums, the authorities in host countries Poland and Ukraine provided a number of Fanzones, one of which was in the Ukrainian city of Lviv. As well as giant screen relays of the matches, the Fanzones laid on a wide variety of entertainment. With good quality audio a prerequisite for such an event, a Coda Audio PA system was specified for one of the zone’s main stages.

Martin Gets in Tune for PLASA Focus Nashville

29/06/2012 - Event News

Join Martin Professional July 11-12 at the Municipal Auditorium in "Music City" – Nashville, Tennessee – for PLASA Focus where a new breed of moving head and much more will be on display at Martin Stand 103.

Le Mark's PAL Labels for Eclipse

29/06/2012 - Production News

One of the UK’s leading lighting, sound and staging suppliers,.Eclipse Presentations has once again put their trust in Le Mark’s PAL Road Case Labels.

Árni Bergmann Surfs the Waves With DiGiCo

29/06/2012 - Production News

Since the launch of DiGiCo’s Waves SoundGrid module in 2010, users of the SD series of mixing consoles have been seamlessly integrating Waves plug-ins with the powerful effects of the mixers. One very satisfied user is live and studio engineer Árni Bergmann.

Audio Wireless Radio Microphone Systems Push Bandwidth at IBC 2012

29/06/2012 - Event News

Audio Wireless, the UK-based designer and manufacturer of radio microphone and communications systems, is exhibiting the latest additions to its growing range of innovative products on stand no. 8.A76 at IBC2012 (RAI, Amsterdam, 7 – 11 September). Offering frequency-switching bandwidths that maximise territorial freedom for international working, the Audio Wireless range of miniature receivers and transmitters include specialist products for location sound recording, ENG/EFP and broadcast.

CPL Helps Make it Rock for Tiesto event

29/06/2012 - Production News

West Midlands production specialist Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) supplied PPU, projection system and crew to Second Sight Video for a recent Skoda brand experience event, culminating in an incendiary gig for 5000 people by top international DJ, Tiesto.

NATEAC in New York with Clancy

29/06/2012 - Event News

This year's North American Theatre, Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) will take place July 21-24, 2012 at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. The goal of the conference is to promote communication between industry professionals who design, build, and renovate theatres. End users are also encouraged to attend!

Anolis Makes Impact at Sofitel Gold Coast

29/06/2012 - Project News

Anolis ArcPad Xtreme LED floods have been specified for a high impact lighting installation illuminating the exterior of the Sofitel Hotel, Gold Coast Broadbeach, Australia. Sofitel is the premium brand properties of international hotel conglomerate, Accor.

MIDAS Ruled the Sound Waves for the Diamond Jubilee Concert

28/06/2012 - Production News

One of the largest MIDAS console networks ever constructed helped the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert entertain the world this month. Front of House engineer Josh Lloyd, of live audio specialists Britannia Row, specified a substantial network comprising two Midas PRO9 and one Midas PRO2C consoles front of house - and XL8, PRO9 and PRO6 consoles in monitor land. In addition to this, Lloyd employed 14 Midas DL431 digital mic splitters to take care of a whopping 96 channels of house band plus 96 orchestra channels.

XL Video Supplies The Maccabees at Ally Pally

28/06/2012 - Production News

XL Video supplied LED screens, cameras, projection and an Encore screen management system for The Maccabees recent acclaimed gig at London’s Alexandra Palace.

PLASA Rigging Conference Announces New Session from the Health and Safety Executive

28/06/2012 - Event News

The PLASA Rigging Conference, 10 and 11 September 2012, has already built a strong reputation as a forum for promoting professional standards and practices across the industry. To consolidate and build on this PLASA Events are delighted to confirm a new session to add to the already packed programme of events.

Clay Paky Sharpys provide lighting boom at South African Music Awards

28/06/2012 - Production News

It took just 12 Clay Paky Sharpys to deliver that all-important, high-impact rock and roll wow factor at the biggest live music event in South Africa - the annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs).

Clay Paky Lights "dance" at Mayday 2012

28/06/2012 - Production News

The first ever Mayday music festival in history took place on 14 December 1991 in Berlin (Halle Weissensee). The event was organized to help out the GDR radio station DT64 (today MDR Sputnik), which was on the verge of bankruptcy. From this initial aid event, the festival has gradually transformed into the largest indoor rave party in Germany, with about 20,000 to 25,000 participants each year. It has now entered its 21st year and Mayday has lost none of its appeal. Thousands of ravers were therefore again able to celebrate their music in 2012 in Dortmund (Westfalenhalle).

MAC Aura Has the Right Moves on Saturday Night Fever

28/06/2012 - Production News

A Dutch production of "Saturday Night Fever" is touring The Netherlands and Martin’s compact MAC Aura is being used as a workhorse light in the musical’s important disco scenes.

Norwegian Band DDE Celebrates with MAC Aura

28/06/2012 - Production News

Popular Norwegian pop/rock group DDE is currently out on a 20th Anniversary summer tour with a rig that includes Martin Professional’s MAC Aura wash light.

Crestron Win Record 14 Awards at Infocomm 2012

28/06/2012 - Event News

Following a successful exhibition of its solutions at InfoComm, Crestron has announced it received industry-wide recognition by scoring a number of award wins across the premier US tradeshow for professionals in the AV, IT and systems integration industries.

Ministry of Sound teams with Martin Audio for innovative Nissan Juke Box

28/06/2012 - Production News

Nissan and Ministry of Sound recently introduced the Juke Box, a breakthrough automotive design with one of the best nightclub sound systems in the world, capable of producing up to 150dB.

ADLIB Go To Wembley Stadium Again for Capital FM Summertime Ball

28/06/2012 - Production News

ADLIB’s busy audio division again supplied a complete L-Acoustics sound system and crew to Production North for the 2012 Capital FM Summertime Ball staged at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday June 9.

DiGiCo Is The Pride Of Lebanon’s CKA

27/06/2012 - Production News

One of the most diverse countries in the Middle East, the cultural heritage of Lebanon stretches back thousands of years. Live music and festivals are a fundamental part of Lebanese identity, with rental company CKA Event Sound Systems using DiGiCo consoles on many of them.

XL Video Supplies the National Theatre of Scotland’s Macbeth

27/06/2012 - Production News

XL Video supplied plasma screens and full Catalyst media management and control for the acclaimed National Theatre of Scotland current production of Macbeth. Staring Alan Cumming in all the major roles, it plays the Tramway Theatre Glasgow, and the Lincoln Center New York.

Electric Aura Projects Sets Design in Motion for Rick Hansen Celebration 25

27/06/2012 - Production News

Electric Aura Projects set the design in motion for ‘Rick Hansen Celebration 25’. The event featured Canada’s top musical performers and inspirational speakers to honor the 25-year achievements of Rick Hansen, a well-known Paralympic athlete. Patrick Roberge Productions (PRP) produced the May 22 event at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver. It aired nationwide June 24 on CTV.

Mitsubishi Electric Completes Japan's Largest Digital Signage System

27/06/2012 - Project News

Mitsubishi Electric has announced the completion of Japan's largest digital signage system, installed at Narita International Airport, near Tokyo.

Dirty Rigger is "the best bang for the buck"

27/06/2012 - Production News

Arizona based Clearwing Productions have just been announced as one of the latest companies to join the Dirty Rigger distribution team. Known as a leading brand throughout the USA, Clearwing supply specialist production services and equipment, working with some of the biggest businesses and performers in the world.

Chromlech Joins White Light Family

27/06/2012 - Business News

White Light has announced its appointment as UK distributor for Chromlech, the specialist manufacturer of lighting products including the Gleamer low-voltage dimmer, which has scooped three major industry awards.

ROBIN 100 LEDBeam from Robe Lighting

27/06/2012 - Equipment News

Robe's super fast ROBIN 100 LEDBeam is the ultimate effects lighting tool. This eagerly awaited product from Robe is a very valuable addition to the range – small, hugely bright and super-light at just 4kgs – almost handbag size!

Pro Audio Systems Sales Division Celebrate Outline Appointment

27/06/2012 - Business News

Bradford-based Pro Audio Systems has announced their appointment as one of a select group of professional UK resellers handling Outline loudspeaker products.

Alesha’s Street Dance Stars

27/06/2012 - Production News

After the success of the first series, Alesha’s Street Dance Stars is back. Dance crews of up to 12 young street dancers will compete in a series of auditions, rounds and finals with one crew winning both the title of Alesha's Street Dance Stars and a money-cannot-buy-prize. The team spirit, hard work and determination is so obvious from the offset.

MAC 101 Visual Impact on Chevelle "Hats Off to the Bull" Tour

27/06/2012 - Production News

The shrewd LD knows that you don’t necessarily need a huge budget or a lot of fixtures to make a big visual impact. John "Cheetoh" Chiodo, lighting designer, programmer and lighting board op for American alt metal band Chevelle, understands that and turned to Martin’s mini but mighty MAC 101 wash light for the band’s 2012 "Hats Off to the Bull" U.S. tour.

Martin VC-Grid 25: Modular Flexibility for Creative LED Video Designs

27/06/2012 - Equipment News

Martin Professional has launched the VC Series of creative LED video, the first true video products to combine a new level of simplicity with a high level of quality. Part of the series is formed by the VC-Grid 25, a small, 200 x 200 mm LED video module with a 25 mm pixel pitch. It is the first video grid system to combine an all-new level of simplicity with a high level of quality.

New LightFactory Website

27/06/2012 - Business News

The new website for Dream Solution's flagship product LightFactory went live earlier this month providing a significant improvement in functionality, resources and security. The new LightFactory website can be found at www.lightfactory.net. The new online web shop is seamlessly integrated, providing immediate license delivery for software purchases and is processed behind the scenes securely by PayPal. A community showcase section on the site allows user to share photos from their projects and the video tutorials section makes learning many of the advanced features easier. The site was developed by Bill Kirby’s team at Crescit Software.

UK PA Company Invests in three GLDs

27/06/2012 - Production News

Ipswich-based PA company, DHE Professional Ltd, has purchased three Allen & Heath GLD digital mixers to add to their hire stock inventory. Comprising three GLD-80 mixers, with three AR2412 and three AR84 I/O expander units, the new systems have already been put to work on a variety of events.

Universal Ballet has the world at its feet thanks to Harlequin Floors

26/06/2012 - Production News

It was during a world tour when dancers of South Korean based Universal Ballet first discovered the delightful experience of performing on a Harlequin dance floor.

Celebrating Ten Years of Robert Juliat Followspots at Eurovision

26/06/2012 - Production News

Robert Juliat has announced that 2012 is the tenth year in which RJ followspots have been used on the Eurovision Song Contest.

Meyer Sound Appoints John McMahon to Executive Director of Operations and Digital Products

26/06/2012 - People News

Meyer Sound has announced John McMahon (pictured) as executive director of operations, a newly created position effective immediately. McMahon will play a key role in aligning the long-term mission, operational goals, and expansion programs across the company, while continuing to fulfil his existing duties as executive director of digital products and managing director of Meyer Sound China.

Clay Paky Sharpys Shine on Cinco de Mayo

26/06/2012 - Production News

Clay Paky Sharpys took centre stage at the recent Espectáculo Conmemorativo, the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, held at Fuerte Guadalupe in Puebla, Mexico. The site was the location of the 1862 battle in which the Mexican army defeated Napoleon's soldiers during the French invasion. The Mexican victory is celebrated yearly on the fifth of May, Cinco de Mayo.

PRG Lights Up The Hampton Court Festival

26/06/2012 - Production News

The Hampton Court Palace Festival returned to celebrate its 20th Anniversary this June with another line up of world-class acts including Liza Minnelli, Van Morrison and Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons. PRG are proud to announce their involvement supplying a comprehensive lighting and rigging package for the summer concerts.

CueCore's Got Talent

26/06/2012 - Production News

Dutch design, operating and video content company, Light Image, used Visual Productions' CueCore to great effect on the TV talent-show, "Holland's Got Talent" from RTL. Following on from the pre-recorded qualification rounds, "Holland's Got Talent" went onto broadcast a series of primetime live shows for the final stages of elimination and judgment of the winning act.

Doka Centre Celebrates 25th Anniversary with APG

26/06/2012 - Event News

Russian entertainment technology specialists and APG integration partner, Doka Centre, recently celebrated their 25th anniversary in style with a 2-day event for over 200 people. A number of seminars and presentations were followed with a concert in the evening from a Russian band playing blues and rock through an APG sound system. The next day saw practical workshops and demos on themes and products seen the previous day. The whole event culminated with the most spectacular gala dinner complete with laser light show and pyrotechnics display on the walls of the building outside.

Yamaha Ensures the Birds Of A Feather Don’t Get in a Flap

26/06/2012 - Production News

A little piece of Chigwell has spent the past four months visiting destinations as far afield as Blackpool, Bath and Cardiff, as one of Britain’s best-loved sitcoms - Birds of a Feather - enjoys a new lease of life in theatres across England and Wales. A Yamaha LS9-16 digital mixing console and StageMix iPad app have ensured that, in the sound department at least, the flight has been smooth.

US Heavyweights Unafraid of the Olympic Challenge

26/06/2012 - Production News

When it comes to heavy lifting it’s often American muscle that provides the beef; but even so the imminent appearance of three first division American Rock acts just as the Olympic giant awakes has caught many unawares, but not Chaos Visual UK. "Three premier acts, all headlining their own arena scale shows, and between them almost 260 square metres of Winvision screen," said Chaos UK general manager Alex Leinster.

L-Acoustics Engages with Google in Ljubljana

26/06/2012 - Production News

Slovenian rental company Akustika Bahun recently supplied an L-Acoustics KARA WST line source system for the Google Engage Day event in Ljubljana. The company was appointed by event organiser Artizana to provide technical support, sound and lighting for the event.

Doughty with Icetank in Covent Garden

26/06/2012 - Project News

A brand new custom designed studio opened recently in the heart of London’s Covent Garden, with a luxury kitchen set, 25ft wide infinity cove and easy access for the largest of product or film shoots. Fitted with Academy Award winning equipment, Icetank offers both film and stills cameramen every facility they could possibly want.

Garsington Opera Pavilion wins RIBA Award

26/06/2012 - Event News

Unusual Rigging is proud and delighted to announce that Garsington Opera Pavilion has won a RIBA Award for architectural excellence.

Flexible MAC Rig on Bassnectar "VavaVoom" Tour

26/06/2012 - Production News

Electronic music artist Bassnectar, known for his live performances and light shows, was recently out on a North American "VaVaVoom" tour beneath a Christie-supplied Martin Professional rig designed by Michael Smalley.

MAC TW1 Fits the Bill on Bombay Bicycle Club

26/06/2012 - Production News

With its warm, soft-edged beam, zoom and rich CMY colour mixing, Martin’s MAC TW1 tungsten wash light has always been an excellent choice for live music touring shows. One recent example is Bombay Bicycle Club’s recent UK tour, the English indie band’s biggest headline tour to date.

Pharos Restructures Management Team

26/06/2012 - People News

Following another year of continued growth, Pharos Architectural Controls has restructured its management team with Simon Hicks promoted to technical director and Chris Hunt, previously commercial director, taking the role of managing director.

HSL Rocks with Prodigy at Download

25/06/2012 - Production News

HSL supplied a substantial ‘specials’ package – including 170 moving lights, custom metal ribs inset with LEDs and a Kinesys automation system - for The Prodigy’s hell-raising headliner performance at the 2012 Download festival, staged at Donnington Race Track near Derby.

Anolis Illuminates Nova Karolina Shopping Centre

25/06/2012 - Project News

Anolis LED fixtures have been installed to illuminate both the interior and exterior of the impressive central feature at the Nová Karolina Shopping Centre in Ostrava. The new 100 million euro development in the Czech Republic's third largest city is one of the largest inner-city development projects in the country and part of one of central Europe’s largest urban revitalisations .

Community Provides Loud and Clear Flood Warning for Venice

25/06/2012 - Project News

A powerful audio system based around Community R-Series loudspeakers has been installed as part of a flood warning system for the city of Venice. The system, supplied by Prase Engineering, was specified by audio consultant Ing. Umberto Nicolao and installed by Verona-based S.T.A.S.

Adamson adds Concept Audio, France to Project Energia

25/06/2012 - Production News

France based hire company, Concept Audio joins the growing list of Adamson's Energia Beta Partners. In addition to their new acquisition, the long-time Adamson partner also carries Y18's, Y10’s, T21 Subs, SpekTrix and M15 monitors in their inventory.

Yamaha CL5 Has It All Covered At The Royal Albert Hall

25/06/2012 - Production News

Hot on the heels of Australian indie rockers Temper Trap being the first band to tour with a Yamaha CL5 digital mixing console on monitors, mid-May saw the first shows to use a CL5 at front of house. The three sold-out events at London’s Royal Albert Hall were all very different and Reading-based SFL Group found that the CL5 delivered everything expected of it - and more.

W-DMX Lends a Subtle Touch to the Opera Garnier

25/06/2012 - Production News

Wireless Solution Sweden AB was recently a quiet and unobtrusive contributor to an exclusive private event at the Opera Garnier in Paris, a historical monument built in the 19th century. Audioscène supplied the lighting and the W-DMX for this event and managed by Paris-based W-DMX distributor CSI-France. CSI has been well established as one of the leading suppliers of high quality lighting products for over 45 years, representing brands such as Vari-Lite, Laserworld, and PR Lighting, in addition to managing many prestigious projects around the world.

MAC Aura Lights the Rock Gods

25/06/2012 - Production News

Lighting designer Lee Rose was again called on to light America’s premiere heavy metal awards, Golden Gods, and again turned to a cutting-edge Martin Professional luminaire to fulfil the brief, this time in the form of the MAC Aura.

coolux Receives Award at infoComm

25/06/2012 - Event News

This year’s infocomm exhibition was a great success for coolux in many ways.

CycWash System a Success at ABTT

25/06/2012 - Equipment News

MT Pro Ltd launched their new LED based wash system at the ABTT show to great response.

POLARaudio go the distance at Parc Eirias Welsh Rugby Training Ground

22/06/2012 - Project News

Parc Eirias is a newly developed £6.5m multi-purpose venue for community, cultural and sporting events in Colwyn Bay, North Wales. Opened in November 2011, Parc Eirias is a cornerstone of the regeneration plans for the area. The large indoor centre includes conference and classroom facilities for business and commerce events, an indoor training ground, gym, high performance sports analysis facilities and an international standard pitch. The site incorporates two grandstands offering covered seating for up to 2580 people and terracing for a further 3500, a hi-tech TV broadcast room, two commentator boxes and nine multi-purpose units which are used for conferencing and hospitality on match days. The venue recently put on its first major events, hosting the Six Nations under 20’s tournament home matches and the Olympic torch relay celebrations.

ABTT awards to d&b

22/06/2012 - Event News

To be gifted the award for Sound Product of the Year at ABTT 2012 is not something d&b audiotechnik takes lightly. The new V-Series line array was launched barely three months earlier so to achieve recognition this early in its life is praise indeed. Development was led by Matthias Christner and Werner ‘Vier’ Bayer; the R&D department focused upon a medium sized line array based around 10" drivers for the LF section. "We wanted to create a system that combined powerful delivery with typical d&b sound, but in a smaller package," said Christner. The system comprises V8 and V12 loudspeakers with its own cardioid V subwoofer, and mimics its larger cousin the J-Series in coverage and sound characteristics while delivering 139 dB SPL from the full range cabinets.

S+H LED Floor Enjoys Nine Lives on The Cube

22/06/2012 - Production News

Drapes, starcloth, LED and visual effects specialists S+H Technical Support again supplied its innovative LED Video Floor to the latest series of high profile television games show, The Cube – via producers Objective Television. The series is recorded at Fountain TV Studios in Wembley, London, and broadcast on ITV 1.

Chroma-Q Color Force for Phantom of the Opera Tour

22/06/2012 - Production News

Chroma-Q Color Force 72 RGBA LED battens were specified by award winning lighting designer Paule Constable for the new Cameron Mackintosh UK and Ireland touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "The Phantom of The Opera".

US Sales of displayLED’s New MC Range Proves Springboard for Global Growth

22/06/2012 - Equipment News

US sales of the newly launched digiLED MC range of indoor / outdoor modular LED tiles have provided the basis for strong international growth, says global video solutions provider displayLED.

Summer NAMM and PLASA Focus Partner to Offer Two Business Events for One Badge in Nashville

22/06/2012 - Event News

Visitors to Nashville this July 12-14, will have access to two simultaneous business events. Summer NAMM (www.namm.org/summer/2012) and PLASA Focus: Nashville (www.plasafocus.com/nashville) have arranged for attendees to easily gain access to both events with just one badge, and at no extra cost

Tallescope Rescue: Ongoing work by Aluminium Access Products

22/06/2012 - Standards News

Currently the majority of Tallescope users are finding it difficult to comply with the Work at Height Regulations 2005, as they do not have an effective method of rescuing a person who becomes incapacitated in the raised basket.

MA Lighting and Clay Paky Help Celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

22/06/2012 - Production News

Centrepiece of the recent spectacular celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in London was a massive concert staged just in front of Buckingham Palace around the Queen Victoria Monument, which was lit by Durham Marenghi and broadcast live worldwide on the BBC.

Robe Takes Miss Universe Slovakia in New Direction

22/06/2012 - Production News

The 2012 Miss Universe Slovak Republic was staged at the National Tennis Centre in Bratislava, and saw an aesthetic departure from previous years with a stripped back, streamlined, high-tech look onstage with multiple LED walls and panels and a shrinking perfective set.

CADAC’s CDC eight and CDC four Make Waves in American Markets

22/06/2012 - Event News

CADAC made its first ever appearance at InfoComm this year, proclaiming the event a major success. In line with its planned expansion across all sectors of the professional sound industry, with its new product lines, the company exhibited at InfoComm for the first time, principally exhibiting its CDC eight and CDC four digital mix platforms.

Multiple shows, one control: Channel 9 Studio Installs MA Lighting System

22/06/2012 - Project News

Channel 9 productions "Today Show", "Mornings" and "A Current Affair" have recently moved into their larger Studio 22 at the Sydney Channel 9 premises to share the studio with "Wide World" of "Sport", "Sunday Footy Show", "Australia’s Funniest Home Video", "The Footy Show" plus other shows. This studio can produce between 6.5hrs and 9hrs of live television seven days a week so with this in mind, the decision was made to upgrade of the studio control room.

Clay Paky Dominates at Eurovision Song Contest 2012

21/06/2012 - Production News

The Eurovision Song Contest recently completed its 57th year, held at The Baku Crystal Hall in Azerbaijan, a brand new multi-purpose indoor arena with a capacity of 23.000 spectators. The Baku Crystal Hall was commissioned by the City of Baku specifically for this event and construction was completed in a mere eight months. A perfect venue to host Eurovision, that continues to captivate audiences worldwide and its fans are proof of this.

Administration Fee Waived for Organizations Offering ETCP Paper and Pencil Exams in month of September

21/06/2012 - Standards News

In order to keep the ETCP examinations fresh and current, the Subject Matter Experts have written new questions for the Theatre Rigging examination. ETCP is set to launch these questions September 1, 2012. To gather the statistical data necessary to properly score the exam, it is essential that as many Theatre Riggers as possible are tested during the month of September. To further this initiative, the test administration fee of $675 for groups of ten or more will be waived for the month of September. Candidate application fees will still apply and score reports will be delayed during this time.

Sennheiser UK Announces Distribution of Avalon Products

21/06/2012 - Business News

Sennheiser UK has announced that, from 1st June 2012, it will be the official distributor for Avalon Design products in the UK and Ireland.

Sennheiser Enjoys Strong Turnover and Profit Growth in 2011

21/06/2012 - Business News

Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG has presented its accounts for the financial year 2011. Compared to the previous year the audio specialist has achieved a strong increase in turnover and profit. With a growth rate of 13.5 percent, the group turnover increased significantly from 468.2 million euros in 2010 to 531.4 million euros. After-tax profits rose by 93 percent in the same period from 23.6 to 45.7 million euros.

Allen & Heath Appoints New Xone Distributor in Australia

21/06/2012 - Business News

Allen & Heath has appointed a new Xone distributor in Australia. The award-winning range of Xone DJ mixers, DJ Controllers and DJ Headphones will be exclusively distributed by the Hills SVL Group.

Sennheiser Intensifies Customer and Brand Protection

21/06/2012 - Business News

As a premium manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems, Sennheiser is intensifying its global commitment to fighting product piracy. The clear focus of all measures is the protection of both customer and brand. "Customers are being deceived in a criminal way with counterfeit products. With the clear intent to defraud low grade products are being sold as ‘branded’ products", explains Volker Bartels, speaker of the executive management board. Background: The sound quality of the counterfeit versions falls far short of the strict quality standards of genuine Sennheiser products. Furthermore, because these fake products do not undergo any of the stringent quality checks of the genuine articles, damage to the user’s hearing may potentially be an issue.

JHS Event 2012 an Overwhelming Success

21/06/2012 - Event News

The 2012 edition of JHS's legendary annual trade Event came to a close on Wednesday June 13 and is being hailed as a resounding success.

Excellent Sound for Berlin’s Max-Schmeling-Halle

21/06/2012 - Project News

Fifteen years ago the Max-Schmeling-Halle in the Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg opened to the public for the first time. Since then it has become one of the leading multipurpose arenas of Berlin. In total 1.100 events have taken place, attracting 10 million visitors.

ABTT 2012 Theatre Show a Success: "We moved it and bettered it"

21/06/2012 - Event News

A record attendance was posted for the 34th ABTT Theatre Show on its move to the Old Truman Brewery venue in East London.

Stage Management Association Announce New Executive Director

21/06/2012 - People News

The Stage Management Association has announced the appointment of their new Executive Director. Andy Rowley will be taking over the post following the departure of Barbara Eifler earlier this year.

Philips Selecon’s new PLCYC1 LED Pemieres at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio

21/06/2012 - Production News

UK lighting designer Lucy Carter has used Philips Selecon’s new PLCYC1 LED luminaires to create an evocative environmental design for the Royal Opera House’s production of Max Richter’s new chamber opera, Sum.

Another Team Expansion for Northern Light

21/06/2012 - People News

Northern Light has recently announced another two appointments that will enhance the company’s installation team.

Example are Showcase for Clay Paky

21/06/2012 - Production News

Rapper and singer/songwriter ‘Example’ has kicked off his first ever arena tour with a stunning lighting system designed by imaginative LD Graham ‘Grum’ Leesmith. Over 100 fixtures have been supplied by Ambersphere Solutions to leading rental house Neg Earth for what has become a showcase tour for the latest generation of Clay Paky equipment.

AC-ET Supplies Premium Brand Audio Products to Insync Productions

20/06/2012 - Production News

A.C Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd’s Audio division has supplied a significant quantity of premium audio products – including DiGiCo, Yamaha, Soundcraft, Sennheiser Martin Audio, BSS, Denon and Sonifex - to UK based Insync Productions Ltd, to service their busy schedule of events.

Sennheiser UK helps produce Jubilee Concert fit for a Queen

20/06/2012 - Production News

The spectacular culmination to a weekend of celebration for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was the concert that was staged at the Queen Victoria Memorial, against the backdrop of Buckingham Palace. Organised by Gary Barlow – and, incidentally, earning him an OBE – it featured some of the biggest names of the world of entertainment, from Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones, to Elton John, Paul McCartney, Kylie Minogue and Cliff Richard.

Mrs. Brown Rides into the Arena World - with Soundcraft and ADLIB

20/06/2012 - Production News

The redoubtable Brendan O’Carroll and his boys have taken to the road with their latest tour, Mrs. Brown Rides Again … fresh from picking up a BAFTA for Best Situation Comedy at the recent BAFTA Awards 2012.

Philips Selecon Simplifies Sustainability with Launch of New LED Fresnel

20/06/2012 - Equipment News

Following the successful launch of the PLCyc1 LED and the LED Studio Panel at Frankfurt Pro-Light and Sound earlier this year, the team at Philips Selecon headed to London’s ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) Show with the latest addition to the range – the prototype LED Fresnel.

Britannia Row Productions Rely on Outline for Diamond Jubilee Events in London

20/06/2012 - Production News

A wide range of events marking the sixtieth anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s accession to the throne in 1952 took place across the long weekend of June 2-5. Being only the second time in history that a sovereign has reigned for six decades, the occasion prompted celebrations on a truly global scale - literally millions of people throughout the UK and the Commonwealth marked this extraordinary occasion with celebratory events of every imaginable kind.

Soundcraft Si Compact on the road with Newton Faulkner

20/06/2012 - Production News

Patrick Hannan is using a Soundcraft Si Compact on Newton Faulkner’s current tour of the UK and Ireland, and it’s already proved a huge success in terms of set-up speed and efficiency.

HSL Supplies Lighting for The Israeli Opera’s Carmen at Masada

20/06/2012 - Production News

UK lighting rental company HSL sent over 500 lighting fixtures and crew to the Dead Sea for the third consecutive year to service the 2012 Israeli Opera Festival at Masada, which premiered a brand new production of Bizet’s "Carmen" directed by Daniel Oren.

POLARaudio and Saville Audio Visual Unite at Elland Road

20/06/2012 - Project News

POLARaudio working in partnership with Saville Audio Visual were commissioned to design and install a customised audio solution for Leeds United’s new conference suite at the Elland Road stadium.

Robe the Exclusive Moving Light for Carmen at Masada

20/06/2012 - Production News

Robe was the exclusive moving light fixture specified by lighting designer Avi Yona Beuno (Bambi) for the new production of Carmen at the 2012 Israeli Opera Festival, staged at the charismatic location of the foot of Masada Mountain by Israel’s Dead Sea.

Harlequin Liberty dance floor on Big Dance Tour

19/06/2012 - Event News

Big Dance 2012 and the Big Red Bus, now touring various London venues, plus some in the Midlands, is taking along a Harlequin Liberty sprung dance floor.

d&b audiotechnik Choices at Truman's Brewery

19/06/2012 - Event News

It was choices that characterised the d&b audiotechnik approach to ABTT 2012 at the Truman Brewery. The new venue saw focus fall firmly on the smaller end of the d&b loudspeaker range; pride of place going to the estimable pair of teenyweeny performers, the E4 and E5, while from the installation tailored White range came the similarly sized 4S and 5S.

Wharfedale Denton Returns

19/06/2012 - Equipment News

Wharfedale, one of Britain's most famous loudspeaker brands, celebrates its 80th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, one of Wharfedale's best-loved speakers from decades past is returning in enhanced, limited edition form.

Christie Shines With New Superior Performance Xenolite Lamp Series

19/06/2012 - Equipment News

Christie has unveiled a set of four new Superior Performance Xenolite lamps for its Series 2 Solaria projectors, ranging from 2kW to 6kW, at CineEurope 2012.

Crowds Gather for New Crestron Experience Centre

19/06/2012 - Event News

Crestron has opened the doors to its very latest interactive design and experience centre, at the company’s Cobham HQ. More than 150 visitors attended the launch day [13 June], which provided an opportunity for dealers, integrators, architects, end-users and consultants to see the centre and gain an understanding of Crestron’s latest market-leading solutions.

Doughty Introduces new Followspot Mount at ABTT

19/06/2012 - Equipment News

Following the transfer of the show to The Old Truman Brewery, Julian Chiverton, sales director of Doughty Engineering, said: "We enjoyed the busiest ABTT we’ve ever had. Our guys were talking to visitors most of the time, and I’m really pleased with the way the show went."

ETC Source Four LED wins ABTT award for Lighting Product of the Year

19/06/2012 - Event News

ETC has won a coveted ABTT 2012 Hook Clamp award for the new ETC Source Four LED. The unique trophy for Lighting Product of the Year was presented at the ABTT show on Wednesday. The honour closely follows some of the first shipments of the Source Four LED to dealers across the UK and further afield.

Titanic Weekend for PSI

19/06/2012 - Production News

Irish Lighting rental company Production Services Ireland (PSI) became fully embroiled in the weekend commemorating the centenary of the sinking of the world’s most famous cruise ship – Titanic.

ADLIB Gets It Better with Guetta

18/06/2012 - Production News

ADLIB continued its reputation for further sonic enhancement of the hottest dance music on the planet, amping it up for the world’s most popular DJ, David Guetta at his recent high-energy London Alexandra Palace show, over the Queen’s Jubilee Weekend.

LumenRadio Brightens Indianapolis Skyline

18/06/2012 - Project News

If you were lucky enough to get tickets to the Super Bowl this year, you might have walked past the landmark Nordyke & Marmon building complex on West Morris St., now home for a global pharmaceutical company. Yes, things looked brilliant for Giants fans this year, including the new eye-catching makeover to the 111-acre West Morris St. complex that incorporates a fountain and the main headquarters building. Brought to life with custom visual displays of rich colors, with controls designed and integrated by Associated Controls + Design (ACD) of Indianapolis, LumenRadio CRMX wireless lighting control was critical to the project’s success.

Total Structures Welcomes Don Halchak

18/06/2012 - People News

Total Structures has announced the addition of their newest employee, Don (Donnie) Halchak (pictured). Donnie has joined the Ventura, California based truss and structure manufacturer as East Coast sales executive.

Point Source Productions’ Stand of the Year at ABTT 2012

18/06/2012 - Event News

Point Source Productions were exceedingly happy to have been awarded ABTT’s Stand of the Year at the show in the new venue of the Truman Brewery.

Sennheiser Sets an Example

18/06/2012 - Production News

British singer and rapper Example is looking forward to a busy summer, playing a wide variety of festivals and other live shows across the UK and Europe whilst also putting together his fourth studio album. A comprehensive Sennheiser package ensures that, while onstage he Won’t Go Quietly, it’s always with the best possible quality.

Showsec Celebrates 10 years of Download with Record Crowd

18/06/2012 - Production News

Download Festival’s landmark 10th anniversary year attracted its largest audience, just shy of 100,000 rock fans, to Donington Park, Castle Donington. Headliners were long established artists Black Sabbath, Metallica and The Prodigy, who topped a strong line-up of bands that included a lot of new up-and-coming talent, further establishing Donington as Europe’s ‘home of rock’.

High End Systems Now Shipping New TechnoArc Fixture

18/06/2012 - Equipment News

High End Systems has announced the release of the TechnoArc automated luminaire. First shown earlier this year at the PLASA Focus: Austin tradeshow, TechnoArc represents the continuing growth of the company’s automated luminaire product line.

FlashLine for Leftfield at Brixton Academy

18/06/2012 - Production News

Legendary dance act Leftfield returned to Brixton Academy at the end of April for Brit Award winning charity Warchild, an event promoted by Ed de Vroome of Good and Proper in association with Cato Music, with a new Turbosound PA.

Prolyte Locator App Now Available

18/06/2012 - Equipment News

The original idea behind the new Prolyte Locator app was to take service to the next level. How great would it be to be able to find out quickly and easily, while on the move, where the nearest Prolyte Group ServicePoints and Distribution Partners are located, or where you can rent Prolyte products when you need them urgently?

ShowPower Spreads the ArKaos Word at PALM Expo

18/06/2012 - Event News

ArKaos has now developed an exceptional user base in China, which is progressing so rapidly with the ArKaos technology that its R&D department claim they are challenging its development! ShowPower is doing a great job in promoting ArKaos in this region and showed ArKaos products to great effect at the recent PALM show.

Cortmi Lights Donetsk War Memorial with PR Lighting Double-Headed LEDs

18/06/2012 - Project News

Donetsk-based company Cortmi Ltd., PR Lightingâs Ukrainian distributor, has carried out an innovative lighting installation at a war memorial in their native city.

Yamaha Launches New CIS Series Audio Products at InfoComm 2012

18/06/2012 - Equipment News

Designed specifically with ease of installation and use in mind, the Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) series is designed to provide a complete system solution for situations where there isn’t an experienced audio operator available to manage the system - for example in restaurants, retail outlets, transport hubs, public buildings, convention centres and function rooms.

Vintage Dave Martin Rig Makes Return at Diamond Jubilee

18/06/2012 - Production News

With so much state-of-the-art sound reinforcement equipment deployed on Diamond Jubilees the length and breadth of Britain, this picture harks back to a bygone age, and is one for the many fans of vintage Martin Audio culture (and founder Dave Martin’s unique designs).

Launch of The Theatres Trust People’s Choice Award 2012

18/06/2012 - Event News

The Theatres Trust announced at the ABTT Theatre Show 2012 that entries are open for The Theatres Trust’s third annual People's Choice Award.

ABTT 2012 Theatre Show Awards

15/06/2012 - Event News

The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) 2012 Theatre Show Awards, sponsored by two of the organisation’s Silver Industry Supporters Group members, Stage Electrics and Triple E, took place following close of show on Wednesday 13th June.

On the Playing Field: grandMA2 Scored at IIHF World Championship Games in Helsinki

15/06/2012 - Production News

"Resonice" was a seven minute projection work created for the 2012 IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) World Championship games Opening Ceremony staged at Hartwall Arena, Helsinki Finland. Lighting and concept designer Mikki Kunttu used two grandMA2 light consoles and an MA NPU (Network Processing Unit) for control.

ArKaos Appoints A.C. Lighting Inc. as Exclusive Distributor for USA and Canada

15/06/2012 - Business News

ArKaos has announced the appointment of A.C. Lighting Inc as exclusive US and Canadian distributor for the ArKaos range of show and lighting media server products.

XL Video Steps Up to Stadiums with Coldplay

15/06/2012 - Production News

XL Video continues to supply Coldplay’s phenomenal Mylo Xyloto (MX) world tour with LED screens, cameras/HD PPU, media servers and control plus crew, which has stepped up to play stadiums shows in the UK and Europe.

Sennheiser UK Hits a Hat Trick of Roadshows

15/06/2012 - Event News

May 2012 saw the Sennheiser UK team embark on its third year of the Seminar Roadshow Programme, with information and demonstrations delivered in comfortable surroundings to the company’s customers.

Small Scale – Great Impact

15/06/2012 - Production News

The Marburg based lighting and video design company Loop Light has a reputation for being able to realise premium quality events that involve a large number of projectors and technologically challenging set-ups on a big scale.

LOBO’s Sparks Lasers in Baku

15/06/2012 - Production News

During the Eurovision Song Contest LOBO implemented a giant outdoor laser display with sparks lasers.

Artistic Licence Engineering Adds Duo-Split RDM to its Splitter Range

15/06/2012 - Equipment News

Duo-Split RDM is a new 2-input, 8-output DMX and RDM Splitter from Artistic Licence Engineering. Housed in a 19” 1U rack enclosure, Duo-Split distributes DMX and RDM using the same market-leading DMX Splitter technology employed across Artistic Licence’s full Splitter Range.

Stageco at London’s Diamond Jubilee Concert

15/06/2012 - Production News

Stageco installed the stage for a star studded Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, June 4th 2012, with a live audience of over 100,000 and a worldwide TV audience of millions.

A Drop in Osean Studios - First Audient ASP4816 Lands in Europe

15/06/2012 - Production News

Everything impresses Osean Studio owner, Sébastien Angrand about the latest ASP4816 console from Audient, and as the first user in Germany - and the world, he is keen to share his first impressions. Situated in a small studio in the Bavarian town of Bamberg, Angrand was looking for a console with minimal power consumption but most important, an excellent sound.

Dry Hire Lighting Builds up Significant Clay Paky Stock to Serve a Busy UK Summer

15/06/2012 - Business News

It’s an exciting expansion time for new company Dry Hire Lighting, as they announced a significant purchase of Clay Paky products from exclusive Clay Paky UK distributor Ambersphere Solutions.

Shure Partners with Audinate

14/06/2012 - Business News

Shure Incorporated and Audinate, Inc. have announced a licensing agreement for Audinate’s Dante digital audio networking technology. Dante networking enables multiple channels of audio to be distributed to a variety of devices over a single Ethernet cable. Dante networking provides reliable, low latency audio transport and can coexist safely on the same network as IT and control data.

When it Comes to Low-End, Tannoy Doesn’t Do Sub-Standard

14/06/2012 - Event News

Pioneering UK loudspeaker manufacturer Tannoy has revealed its new VSX Series line of subwoofer devices, with its industry début at InfoComm 2012 show in Las Vegas. Developed to augment the recently launched VX Series and VXP Series line of full-range sound reinforcement loudspeakers, the new VSX Series initially comprises of 5 passive enclosures, with powered versions promised to follow later in the year.

Sapsis Rigging Provides Fall Arrest Systems for Two College theatres

14/06/2012 - Project News

With the goal of protecting students and staff members working in potentially hazardous locations, Sapsis Rigging, Inc., has provided fall arrest systems for the Philip Chosky Theater at Carnegie Mellon University, and the John C. Borden Auditorium at the Manhattan School of Music.

Meyer Sound Promotes Antonio Zacarias to VP of Worldwide Sales

14/06/2012 - People News

Meyer Sound has named Antonio Zacarias Vice President of worldwide sales, a newly created position to supervise the company’s growing sales activities and support the international and regional sales managers in servicing Meyer Sound customers around the world. Formally director of Latin American sales at Meyer Sound, Zacarias has been instrumental in the fast expansion of the Meyer Sound Mexico office that he has headed since 1998 and will continue to oversee in his new position.

1000th Concert of German Band Die Happy Features Technospot and Wholehog Consoles

14/06/2012 - Production News

Arcus Lighting, exclusive distributor in Germany for High End Systems supported Die Happy and LD Rolf Wenzel. Die Happy, a German rock band, played their 1000th concert in Ulm, Germany. They started in 1993 and have toured all over Europe. They recently celebrated their 1000th concert at the Roxy club in Ulm, where they played their first concert in 1993. They gave two different concerts during to mark the special occasion. First, "Die Happy" started with an acoustic set and then they switched to their full rock set.

Ambersphere Expands Busy MA Training Schedule

14/06/2012 - Standards News

As part of their on-going commitment to providing 'quality products with total support’, and following a sold out schedule of courses during the spring, Ambersphere Solutions is set for a busy summer, offering training for the MA Lighting products that it distributes exclusively throughout the UK.

Poland's Future Sound Elite Using Dynacord

14/06/2012 - Project News

The Karol Szymanowski University in Katowice not only boasts one of the most famous music faculties in Poland but is also among the oldest and most highly respected educational institutions in the entire country. Since 1929, the university has been able to offer excellent learning and training conditions for its 850 students – not least because the governing body has evinced a determination to ensure they are provided with the finest possible equipment with which to work.

ETC Shows Latest Product Updates at ABTT 2012

14/06/2012 - Event News

Lighting, dimming and control manufacturer ETC had a busy ABTT show, with a host of new and updated products, including:

ETC Sensor3 Power Control Now Shipping

14/06/2012 - Project News

ETC has begun supplying its latest style of power control product, Sensor3, which was specifically introduced to address the changing needs of venues.

dBTechnologies USA Virtual Launch

14/06/2012 - Business News

This month sees dBTechnologies launch a brand new website specifically targeting its American customers. Taking its lead from the main site, and linking through to the comprehensive product information already available, the design features a US-centric home page and allows visitors to locate their nearest dealer and read about events around the country.

5 Star Cases Stars Shows ‘How It’s Made’

13/06/2012 - Production News

5 Star Cases was recently featured on the cult TV documentary series, How It’s Made (H.I.M.), whose producers, MAJ Productions dispatched a camera crew from Montreal, Canada all the way to Wisbech, Cambridgeshire to film the inner workings of 5 Star’s manufacturing operation.

Allen & Heath Mixers Used for Training on New Course at Edinburgh Lighting & Sound School

13/06/2012 - Project News

Edinburgh Lighting & Sound School selected Allen & Heath’s MixWizard3 16:2 as the main training console on its new Production and Technology course, and an iLive digital mixing system was used for training purposes on one of the modules.

AC-ET to Host Zero 88 Lighting Open Day in July

13/06/2012 - Event News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd.’s lighting division will be hosting a dedicated open day event in conjunction with Zero 88 to showcase the UK manufacturer’s latest innovative lighting control technologies including the recently launched Orb XF and Solution lighting consoles, the ZeroWire CRMX series of wireless transmitters and receivers and Ethernet / DMX splitter solutions.

wysiwyg at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert

13/06/2012 - Production News

The award-winning wysiwyg previsualisation suite from CAST Software of Toronto, Canada was part of the royal fanfare at the recent Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, held at Buckingham Palace, celebrating the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign.

Blackout Joins Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

13/06/2012 - Production News

Blackout provided drapes and rigging expertise across two key events for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, 2-5 June.

“Viva La Revolucion!” – ELP Style

13/06/2012 - Production News

‘Revolution’ is the name of a West End dance show featuring some of the UK’s finest commercial dance talent. Twenty hand-picked performers, fronted by Sky 1’s ‘Got to Dance’ judges, Kimberly Wyatt and Adam Garcia, performed on six consecutive Sundays (from May 6th – June 10th 2012) at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

London Celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with Showsec

13/06/2012 - Production News

The centre of London was the spectacular focal point of historic celebrations commemorating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, June 4th and 5th, with Showsec looking after the union jack waving crowds.

CT at the Eurovison Song Contest 2012

13/06/2012 - Production News

CTsupplied the Eurovison Song Contest with a spectacular LED and video installation for Europe’s largest live TV music event this year was held in the city of Baku in Azerbaijan.

Mic To Master Europe: Audient Joins Recording Masterclasses

13/06/2012 - Event News

Audient once again joins forces with Prism Sound to help present more of the popular creative and technical Mic To Master workshops which are being held in Germany this month. Focusing on recording techniques, mixing and mastering, visitors will have the chance to engage in discussion and learn expert tips and tricks of the trade from experienced audio craftspeople, including Echo award-winning producer, Alex Silva.

POLARaudio Exhibits at ABTT 2012

13/06/2012 - Event News

Leading audio distributor POLARaudio exclusively distribute a number of major brands specifically designed for Theatre applications and are showcasing a selection of new and existing products at this year’s ABTT show.

Battling it Out for Europe’s Highest Vote

13/06/2012 - Production News

Battling it out for Europe’s highest vote, Green Hippo’s Hippotizers were at the core in pulling off a spectacular show at the Eurovision song contest 2012.

Dirty Rigger Launches The New SRT Glove

13/06/2012 - Equipment News

The new SRT Rigger Glove from Dirty Rigger has been officially launched. Exceptional grip and outstanding protection with ultimate dexterity, the SRT rigger glove boasts silicone embossing on key areas for a confident performance in all-weather working environments. High density knuckle padding and finger guards to protect against impact, combined with micro perforated inner fingers to help keep hands cool even in the toughest of environments.

Ioan Gyuri Pascu Rocks the True Club with Electro-Voice

13/06/2012 - Project News

With the opening of the True Club, the Bucharest live entertainment scene now boasts another high-quality venue. The club, which can accommodate up to 250 guests at a time, hosts a wide variety of stage acts and offers excellent performance conditions for live music, largely thanks to its new Electro-Voice sound system.

XL Events Helps Colour L’Oréal Professional Trophy

13/06/2012 - Production News

XL Events helped celebrate some of the very best and most creative hairdressing talent in the UK, supplying LED screens and scenic video, an HD PPU, Catalyst playback and 4 HD cameras for the high profile 2012 L’Oréal Professional Colour Trophy Grand Final.

Robe Lighting at InfoComm 2012

13/06/2012 - Event News

Robe Lighting will be exhibiting at InfoComm 2012, the “most energizing audiovisual gathering in the world” staged in Las Vegas, June 13-15 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Booth # C12402.

Harlequin Roll-out Dance Floors Ideal for Schools

12/06/2012 - Equipment News

British Harlequin offers four Education Dance Floor Packs specifically designed for use in schools. Whether for dance study at GCSE and A-level, or for extra curricula activity, there is a ready-to-use package available. A new brochure explains the choice of packs in greater detail.

Dream Theater Lit Dramatically by Clay Paky HPE1500s

12/06/2012 - Production News

American progressive metal band Dream Theater has used Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1500s and Clay Paky Sharpys, supplied by Singapore’s Showtec Communication Pte, to deliver a dramatic light show at the iconic 1700-seater Kallang Theatre in Singapore.

Christie Unveils Massive Product Rollout at InfoComm 2012

12/06/2012 - Event News

Christie will be front-and-centre at this year’s InfoComm conference and exhibition at the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 13-15, to unveil a host of economical, user-friendly and technologically-advanced visual solutions for the pro AV, large venue, architectural, corporate, broadcast, control room and digital signage markets.

Green Hippo at PSco Open Day

12/06/2012 - Event News

Green Hippo made an appearance at PSco's open day, hosted in Birmingham on the May 21, showcasing how Hippotizers could benefit customers working within new markets. Green Hippo was joined by manufacturers such as Panasonic, with their 152” plasma screen and Orion with their Infinite video wall tiles.

Audio Konstruktor Fires Up Serbia's Big Snow Fest

12/06/2012 - Production News

Members of the Synco Europe Network work in almost every conceivable location but the top of Serbia's most beautiful ski resort mountain, Kopaonik, must be among the most spectacular. This spring the Audiokonstruktor team, which flies the Synco flag in Serbia from its base in Novi Sad on the Danube, had the opportunity to enjoy the unique vibe and star-studded programme of the Big Snow Festival, providing full audio production.

PR Lighting’s Russian Showcase

12/06/2012 - Event News

As part of the National Theatre Award and ‘Golden Mask’ Festival’s educational programme, PR Lighting’s Russian distributor, Asia Music Company, recently conducted a workshop for the staff of Russian theatres under the title: Theatrical Technologies for the 21st century. This was designed to show the complexity of modern professional equipment and help them gain a better understanding.
Around 100 specialists from 39 Russian cities gathered in the Strastnom Theatre Moscow. These included directors, lighting and sound engineers and public relations managers from theatres from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Murmansk, Moscow, Birobidzhan, Yekaterinburg, Arkhangelsk and other cities within a two-hours radius.

SGM X-5 Strobes Give Legendary Hacienda a Birthday Treat

12/06/2012 - Project News

One of the pivotal moments in clubbing history was the party held recently to celebrate legendary British venue, the Hacienda’s 30th anniversary.

Pharos controls a new landmark in Vancouver

12/06/2012 - Project News

Home to Canadian Football League team BC Lions and Major League Soccer team Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Vancouver’s BC Place stadium is a premier venue. It has hosted appearances from such iconic figures Pope John Paul II, Madonna, Michael Jackson and, of course, Winter Olympic athletes.

Orbital Named as Accredited Shure UK Axient Partner

12/06/2012 - Standards News

Engineers from Orbital Sound, the specialist supplier to the broadcast, theatre, event and entertainment markets, have completed an intensive training course at Shure Distribution UK, covering all aspects of the Axient Wireless Management Network and resulting in Orbital being recognised as an Axient Partner. Reinforcing Orbital’s position as wireless microphone experts, technical support engineers Richard Carter, Jason Fernandes and Tom Oakes undertook Shure’s two-day in-depth training course. Orbital’s engineers are among the first in the UK to pass Shure’s Axient Certification Program, qualifying Orbital to offer Axient wireless systems as an integral part of its hire stock and sales portfolio.

Aarhus Musikhuset Installs V-Series from d&b audiotechnik

12/06/2012 - Project News

There's a price to pay in always being first, as head of sound at Aarhus Musikhuset Per Adel explained: "Sometimes you have to wait a long time to be first."

RML with Avicci in London and Dublin

12/06/2012 - Production News

Swedish Dance Sensation Avicci got the Bank Holiday party started last weekend playing two big shows as part of his tour in London and Dublin’s 02 Arena’s.

grandMA2 Gives Outstanding Performance at Eurovision Song Contest

12/06/2012 - Production News

MA Lighting once again took control for the Eurovision Song Contest, which recently completed its 56th consecutive year, held at the Baku Crystal Hall in Azerbaijan. The facility was commissioned by the City of Baku specifically for the event as a brand new multi-purpose indoor arena with a capacity of 23,000 spectators.

PLASA Events Announces Internationally Renowned Speakers for Conference

12/06/2012 - Event News

Confirming that the PLASA Rigging Conference maintains a truly international profile, this year's key-note speaker, Roy Bickel, one of the original 'Disney Riggers' from the USA is followed by speakers from both sides of the globe.

White Light at ABTT 2012

12/06/2012 - Event News

At this year’s ABTT Theatre Show, newly relocated to the Old Truman Brewery at Brick Lane in London’s East End and taking place next Wednesday and Thursday, entertainment lighting specialist White Light will be showing some of the very latest advances in lighting technology - some brand new, some already put to use on recent high-profile events.

Triple E to Launch Newly Refined Curtain Runner at ABTT Show 2012

11/06/2012 - Event News

Innovative engineering company Triple E will launch its redesigned and refined TRA06 theatre curtain runner at the ABTT 2012 Show on the 13th and 14th June.

Philips Selecon and Strand Lighting join forces at the Inspirational New Soweto Theatre

11/06/2012 - Project News

The newly-built Soweto Theatre, designed by Afritects, is the first professional performing arts venue developed in a former township. Since opening it has been grabbing headlines worldwide for its eye-catching, colourful exterior. Nevertheless for project theatre consultant Denis Hutchinson it’s the innovation inside, including Philips Strand Lighting dimming and Selecon luminaires, that he hopes will have an equally dramatic impact on artists, theatre staff, audiences and community residents.

W-DMX Named Latest OEM Partner to Ape Labs

11/06/2012 - Equipment News

Wireless Solution Sweden AB has announced that APE LABS has chosen W-DMX as an OEM partner for wireless DMX. The first fixtures they will implement W-DMX into is the Mobilight 3 and the Mobilight 3S, which are going into immediate production.

Renkus-Heinz Continues to Expand Engineering Department

11/06/2012 - People News

Renkus-Heinz has announced the continued expansion of their engineering department with the addition of Alejandro Fidalgo to their engineering team.

Lift Turn Move at ABTT Theatre Show 2012

11/06/2012 - Event News

Following a busy first half of the year, Lift Turn Move are looking forward to their sixth ABTT Theatre Show at this year’s new venue, The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, London. The show has been a highlight of the year for the company since it was founded in 2006 and this year is set to be no different.

Duran Audio at ABTT Theatre Show

11/06/2012 - Event News

Once again Duran Audio UK shall be exhibiting at the ABTT Show in London.

AXYS for Sherman Cymru

11/06/2012 - Project News

Sherman Cymru recently reopened to the public following a £6.5 million transformation. The redevelopment of the building has not only created a new iconic creative venue for Cardiff, but has also vastly improved the experience that thousands of people have when visiting the theatre. The redevelopment marks another milestone in the short history of Sherman Cymru which was formed in 2007 through the merger of Sherman Theatre Limited and Sgript Cymru Limited. Since this time Sherman Cymru has consistently produced critically acclaimed and award winning work in both Welsh and English.

ShowTex Sponsors Theatres Trust Conference 12

11/06/2012 - Event News

The annual Theatres Trust Conference takes place on June 12 at London’s Stratford Circus venue. Four years after the Trust first addressed how theatres could become "greener", this conference will explore which steps theatres are taking to achieve the triple bottom line amid rising energy costs, tougher building regulations, and even more difficult economic times. Conference discussions will also look at the challenges of theatres to provide a catalyst for social and economic recovery in the communities they serve as well as addressing the sustainability agenda.

LinkinPark takes the stage with Prolyte LT Roof in Romania

11/06/2012 - Production News

Linkin Park performed on June 6 in Bucarest, Romania, and the concert was staged under the impressive LT Roof system from Prolyte Group.

Innovason Continues with Digital Workflow Part III – Live with Ola Onabule & Band

11/06/2012 - Event News

The last Friday in May saw the third part of the "Digital Workflow" seminar take place in Berlin. This workshop is the result of cooperation between Sennheiser/Neumann and Lawo/ Innovason. Whereas the first two sessions were held at Sennheiser and Lawo HQ respectively, (Wedemark and Rastatt, Germany) part three stepped out of pure theory and brought the equipment to a live stage with the British-Nigerian soul, jazz and funk singer-songwriter, Ola Onabule. The aim was to highlight the benefits of working with digital microphones and state-of-the-art digital consoles on a live stage.

XL Video at Fatboy Slim’s Fifth Beach Bootique

11/06/2012 - Production News

XL Video supplied 200 square metres of LED screen, cameras / PPU, a Catalyst playback system and crew to Fatboy Slim’s phenomenal Fifth Beach Bootique show, which was the first entertainment event to be staged at the new Amex Community Stadium at Falmer, Brighton..

ADLIB Makes it Rock At Eric's

11/06/2012 - Project News

Liverpool UK based ADLIB's audio division has designed and installed a fabulous ADLIB FD sound system into the city’s iconic live music venue Eric's - which is open again for business.

MOJO Barriers Expands with New Israeli Distributor

11/06/2012 - Business News

Mojo Barriers has expanded its international capabilities with the announcement of its new distribution partner based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

CT Brings Jubilee Celebrations to the Streets of London

08/06/2012 - Production News

With throngs of people travelling to London to see the Diamond Jubilee celebratory events taking place, Creative Technology (CT) was asked by event organisers Innovision to provide huge modular displays in Trafalgar Square and St James Park and to supply signal distribution and supporting engineering services to the various mobile screens installed in the Mall and the Palace Forecourt.

Clay Paky Waves the Flag for the Queen’s Jubilee

08/06/2012 - Production News

Clay Paky Sharpys, sporting Union Jack coverings, shone brightly alongside some of the world’s most famous pop royalty to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

Le Mark Floors Take a Walk along Brick Lane

08/06/2012 - Event News

Take a walk along Brick Lane, or any other surface you could imagine! Le Mark will introduce the new CODA digitally printed performance vinyl floor at this year’s ABTT Trade show.

XL Events Supplies the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert

08/06/2012 - Production News

The Queen’s Jubilee Concert was a major talking point of the UK’s weekend-long Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London, and XL Events was proud to have been a major part of this highly prestigious event.

Robert Juliat Cin’k Fresnels for London’s Royal Opera House

08/06/2012 - Project News

London’s world-famous Royal Opera House has expanded its extensive HMI lighting stock by investing in Robert Juliat Cin’k 326 LFV 2.5K HMI Fresnels.

New Product Presentations Dominate the ABTT 2012 Theatre Show

08/06/2012 - Event News

With more than a hundred exhibitors preparing for the first ABTT Theatre Show to be held at the Old Truman Brewery in East London, many are taking the opportunity to demonstrate new products to the technical theatre community. Visitor registrations have exceeded the previous two years, and the choice of the new venue seems to have increased the excitement of the Theatre Show, which will be celebrating its 34th year on June 13 and 14.

Lighting Company Karma at Thornico Building in Rotterdam

08/06/2012 - Project News

There is something good going on at Thornico, a diverse family-owned business based in Rotterdam with a penchant for green values and a ‘Company Karma’ that espouses doing good as well as doing well.

Backstage Academy Course Update

08/06/2012 - Standards News

The Backstage Academy Event Safety Passport course is due to be held on Tuesday 26 June 2012 - not Wednesday 27 June 2012.

Reason to Celebrate for Martin Professional at ABTT 2012

08/06/2012 - Event News

Join the Martin UK team at the ABTT Theatre Show from 13-14 June and also help Martin celebrate its 25th Anniversary.

Martin Visual Communication at InfoComm 2012

08/06/2012 - Event News

Martin Professional invites you to the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 13-15, to experience the latest in dynamic visual communication. Join the Martin US team at North America’s premier show for professional AV (Booth C11901) for an up-close look at the newest possibilities in creative LED video, the latest developments in cutting-edge Martin MAC moving heads and much more!

The Temper Trap First with Yamaha CL5

08/06/2012 - Production News

Australian indie rockers The Temper Trap are the first band to tour with one of Yamaha’s new CL series consoles. Heading straight off the production line and into rehearsals for the band’s world tour, the CL5 has made an indelibly positive impression on monitor engineer Gabriele Nicotra.

New Irish Arts Centre Installs Allen & Heath Digital System

08/06/2012 - Project News

Allen & Heath’s Irish distributor, Rea Sound, recently provided all the lighting and sound equipment for the new Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC) in Belfast, installing iLive and iDR digital mixing systems throughout the venue.

ACSP Supplies Energy Saving Lighting Scheme for St Peter’s Church

08/06/2012 - Project News

A.C. Special Projects (ACSP) Ltd. has provided an elegant new carbon-conscious lighting installation at St Peter’s Church in Hall Green, Birmingham. ACSP were approached directly by St. Peter’s Vicar, Reverend Martin Stephenson, to design and specify new lighting for the attractive octagonal shaped Church.

Audica Professional’s MICROseries a Perfect Match for Fresh’s Bold New Look

07/06/2012 - Project News

With the installation of Audica Professional’s MICROseries audio system at Fresh’s flagship Union Square location in New York City, the high-end lifestyle and beauty store gains a powerful, compact sound system that matches their design aesthetic and enhances the experience of customers by encouraging them to “shop to the beat.”

Europe's Largest Music Event Gets Outline GTO

07/06/2012 - Production News

For the 23rd consecutive year, a crowd reportedly in excess of 750,000 packed Rome’s Piazza San Giovanni for the traditional May 1st concert, amplified for the first time in 15 years by an Italian sound reinforcement system: Outline’s GTO. For the event’s producer, Anyway srl, Rome’s Limelite provided audio, lighting, video and the huge set for the eight-hour event, aired live by state broadcaster Rai.

APG Brings Château du Rivau to Life

07/06/2012 - Project News

The Château du Rivau in the Loire Valley is said to be one of the most important medieval monuments of the Touraine region of France. With its majestic keep, protective drawbridge and picturesque towers, the Château du Rivau looks as if it has come straight out of a fairytale. In 1992, when the chateau was in danger of falling into ruin, the current owners undertook a massive restoration campaign to restore Rivau to its former glory. This also included the magnificent gardens and the legendary stables where medieval warhorses were bred and raised, and where Joan of Arc herself came to fetch horses in 1429, and which later became the Royal Stables of Francois I. One of the finishing touches of the restoration was to install a high quality yet physically discreet distributed sound system from APG throughout the chateau in order to bring the interior to life.

NATEAC 2012 Schedule Now Available Online

07/06/2012 - Event News

Theatre design professionals attending the North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC) can begin to choose the sessions they will attend, using the session schedule at http://www.nateac.org/sessions2012.htm .

ShowTex Returns to London for ABTT Theatre Show

07/06/2012 - Event News

Several new product developments will be presented by ShowTex on stand number 39 at ABTT 2012 in its new location at the Old Truman Brewery.

Ambersphere Solutions Promises Clay Paky and MA Showcase at ABTT

07/06/2012 - Event News

Having just reported its best month of trading ever, Ambersphere Solutions Ltd is looking forward to exhibiting at the ABTT Theatre Show, taking place at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, London on June 13 and 14.

beyerdynamic Launch the DT770 PRO Limited Edition

07/06/2012 - Equipment News

To celebrate its 88th Anniversary beyerdynamic have refined its legendary DT770 PRO headphones with a special 32 Ohm edition, optimised for mobile devices.

Test Drive JBL PRX600 Series for Chance to Win a Soundcraft £5500 Digital Console

07/06/2012 - Business News

JBL Professional distributor in the UK/ROI, Sound Technology Ltd, has announced ‘Hear The Truth Live’, a major new test drive promotion for the acclaimed PRX600 Series of powered PA offering a chance to win a Soundcraft Si Compact digital console worth over £5500.

Blue Touch Paper Burns with Yamaha

07/06/2012 - Production News

In contrast to the current trend for high budget televised talent contests, where the only interest is in vocalists recycling existing songs, many artists promoting new music still have to do so on a shoestring. Such has been the case for Blue Touch Paper. When the six piece band recently played at Edinburgh Queen’s Hall, a Yamaha and Nexo sound system helped the music to sparkle, with even the Herald national newspaper’s critic commenting on the ‘superb sound quality’.

Over 300 Robe LEDWashes for BMW at Geneva Motor Show

07/06/2012 - Production News

Over 300 Robe ROBIN 600 LEDWash and PureWhite moving lights were specified by lighting designer Peter Heilig of SfS Project Aschaffenburg to light a special pavilion area showcasing the new BMW 6 series Gran Coupe on the BMW stand at the 2012 International Geneva Motor show.

Lab.gruppen & Lake Take Training & Certification Programme to Asia

07/06/2012 - Event News

Following the success of a similar event in the UK, Lab.gruppen and Lake have announced plans to hold a training and certification event in Singapore on 21 and 22 June (during SLV Expo 2012), in partnership with local distributor Team 108 Technical Services Pte Ltd. The training programme is designed to introduce key aspects of Lab.gruppen and Lake technologies and develop user familiarity with the companies’ industry-leading tour sound hardware and software platforms. The modular course is aimed at freelance engineers, tour/install system designers, theatre sound designers and tour system engineers.

Loyola High School's Theatre Space Upgrades to new L-Acoustics System

06/06/2012 - Project News

Hannon Theatre Company (HTC) at Loyola High School, the oldest secondary school in Southern California, has long been recognized for pushing its students to stage theatrical productions that are nothing short of professional-grade. As part of a continuing effort to improve overall quality, the downtown L.A. school chose to dramatically upgrade its technical production facilities this past season with the addition of an L-Acoustics KIVA system.

Clancy Wins Live Design Excellence Award

06/06/2012 - Event News

The award - which was in the Venues (Theatrical or Performance) category - was presented in a ceremony in New York City on Tuesday, May 22. Marilyn Larsen, marketing services manager, had the honor of receiving the award on behalf of Clancy, its employees, Theatre Projects Consultants, and JE Dunn Construction.

Community Announces Retirement of Chris Foreman

06/06/2012 - People News

Community has announced the retirement of Chris Foreman (pictured) from his position as chief operating officer.  Foreman joined Community in 2007 from Electronic Contracting in Lincoln, Nebraska and has held the position of VP/COO since 2008.  Prior to joining Community, Foreman had also held positions at Altec Lansing, Panasonic and JBL.

Shadows and Silhouettes on the ‘Break it Yourself’ Tour

06/06/2012 - Production News

As musician and lyricist Andrew Bird prepared to launch the ‘Break it Yourself’ tour in support of his latest album, lighting designer Ryan Patrick Murphy was behind the scenes looking to create a new look for the show. To do so, he would have to develop a rig that could travel lightly but still pack the power he needed. His design would have to be creative yet minimal, and he found all of this working with authorized Philips Vari-Lite Dealer ILC who provided him with 10 VL440 Spot luminaires.

High End Systems Adds Musical Colors to Tangerine Dream’s 2012 Tour

06/06/2012 - Production News

High End Systems products play an instrumental role in Tangerine Dream’s spring/summer ‘Electric Mandarine Tour 2012’. The German electronic music group, founded in 1967, has become internationally known not only for their mind-entrancing music concerts but also for their film soundtracks for Risky Business, Firestarter, Sorcerer, Near Dark, Legend and others.

Avolites and Avolites Media work with Backstage Academy to Provide Fresh Creative Talent

06/06/2012 - Event News

As part of Backstage Academy’s accredited intensive Foundation Degree in Live Events Production, Avolites and Avolites Media gave a four day training session at LS-Live’s facilities. The fantastic event at the LS-Live venue presented a unique link between students and technical industry professionals, helping to deliver on the promise of providing the workforce of the future.

Movecat Support for VPLT Initiative

06/06/2012 - Business News

SIL 3 / DIN EN 61508, the new Machinery Directive, DIN 56950, BGV C1, EN ISO 13849 and a host of other guidelines and standards have been circulating in the entertainment industry for years now as umbrella terms for stage applications.

Green thinking: grandMA2 meets “Wicked” at the Gershwin Theatre

06/06/2012 - Production News

There’s a grandMA2 in the house for “Wicked”, the  Broadway musical about the untold story of the Witches of Oz. The long-running show at the Gershwin Theatre recently switched to a grandMA2 full-size console for lighting and special effects control.   

Martin Audio MLA Becomes First System to Cover 55,000 Seat Tokyo Dome — Without Delays

06/06/2012 - Project News

The idea of providing even audio coverage for Tokyo Dome’s massive 55,000 seats — without the need for delays — has always been the holy grail of incoming production teams.

Soundcraft Summer Savings

06/06/2012 - Business News

Gear up for a busy summer with 25% savings on Soundcraft’s Si Compact consoles and new Si Compact Stagebox Packages.

MT Pro at the ABTT Theatre Show

06/06/2012 - Event News

Mt Pro Ltd will be exhibiting at the ABTT show at the Old Truman Brewery in East London.  On show will be a selection of professional audio and LED lighting products developed by MilTec (UK) Ltd.

A Day of “Innovation and Inspiration” with Imagination, BT and Martin Professional

06/06/2012 - Event News

In celebration of its 25th anniversary year, leading dynamic lighting manufacturer Martin Professional held a special “Innovation and Inspiration” event for industry professionals at two of London’s premiere locations, the landmark BT Tower and the award-winning headquarters of creative communications company Imagination. Held on May 3rd, the day featured presentations by senior Imagination member Paul Scott, as well as leading UK lighting designer Bernie Davis.

DiGiCo SD10 Is The Sound.com Choice

06/06/2012 - Production News

Within days of the launch of DiGiCo’s SD10 console in 2010, Indian rental company Sound.com had invested in one, its first DiGiCo console. Two years on, the desk is a regular fixture on events serviced by the company, the latest an orchestral tour celebrating the work of composer AR Rahman.

ATEÏS Appoints Fuzion as UK Distributor

06/06/2012 - Business News

ATEÏS Europe has restructured its operations in the UK and appointed a new partner to handle exclusive distribution of its public address (PA) and voice alarm (VA) products and systems. Leading professional and commercial audio distributor Fuzion has taken over responsibility for the ATEÏS product lines in the UK and Republic of Ireland as from 1 June 2012. The ATEÏS UK office has now closed but Fuzion will be building on the work already done and expanding the range of services for the PA/VA market.

Dreamlike: grandMA2 at the 18th Annual MTN SA Music Awards

06/06/2012 - Production News

For the “18th Annual MTN SA Music Awards” recently held at Sun City, Dream Sets built the biggest set ever with the most lighting and AV. “Robert Hoey was the set designer,” explained Sean Hoey, partner at Dream Sets. “It was his vision and creation; he spent so many hours over several days at his drawing table that the chair he was sitting on eventually broke!”

Dreamlike: grandMA2 at the “18th Annual MTN SA Music Awards”

01/06/2012 - Production News

For the 18th Annual MTN SA Music Awards recently held at Sun City, Dream Sets built the biggest set ever with the most lighting and AV. “Robert Hoey was the set designer,” explained Sean Hoey, partner at Dream Sets. “It was his vision and creation; he spent so many hours over several days at his drawing table that the chair he was sitting on eventually broke!”

Philips Vari-Lite VL3000 Spot Gives Professor Green the Right Light

01/06/2012 - Production News

Professor Green is one of the UK’s fastest rising hip-hop stars today. Described by the NME as ‘annoyingly loveable,’ his recent tour to promote his latest album At Your Inconvenience has been a huge hit. Lit by LD and technical director of DPL, Pete Watts, the modest yet accommodating rig was dominated by Philips Vari-Lite VL3000 Spot luminaires.

Ray Lloyds Appointed Contracts Director by British Harlequin

01/06/2012 - People News

British Harlequin plc has announced that Ray Lloyds has been appointed Harlequin’s contracts director. Ray has worked in the flooring industry for over 30 years, gaining a wealth of knowledge and expertise and what he doesn’t know about flooring isn’t worth knowing!

Olympian Health and Safety: John Watts Memorial Lecture 2012

01/06/2012 - Event News

In this exciting year for UK global events, The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) is delighted that Lawrence Waterman (pictured), head of health and safety, Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and head of health and safety, London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), has agreed to present this year’s John Watts Memorial Lecture, as part of the ABTT 2012 Theatre Show, at London’s Old Truman Brewery, on Wednesday 13 June, 2:30pm, in the venue’s Seminar Room.

CPL Invests in New Panasonic, Sony and d&b Equipment

01/06/2012 - Production News

A very busy start to 2012 has resulted in West Midlands based video and AV specialist Central Presentations Ltd. (CPL) making substantial investments in its audio and AV departments.

Japanese Popstars Tour with ZED Mixer

01/06/2012 - Production News

Irish electronic act, The Japanese Popstars, selected an Allen & Heath ZED-420 USB mixer as the permanent mixer in their tour set up.

Show Sponsors are Confirmed

01/06/2012 - Event News

PLASA has announced the Sponsors for this year's event at Earl's Court from Sunday 9th - Wednesday 12th September.

LumenRadio: Bulletproof on Alison Krauss Tour

01/06/2012 - Production News

Bluegrass artists Alison Krauss and Union Station prefer intimate settings for their gigs. Now in the third month of their sold-out world tour, most of the venues are 3,000-5,000 seat vintage theatres and music halls, each with its own set of production challenges. Furthermore, today’s economy demands maximum production efficiency so Teri Productions of Knoxville specified LumenRadio wireless control to operate the tour’s lighting system.

Let’s Dance 2012 with mo2 and coolux Pandoras Box

01/06/2012 - Production News

For this year’s season of the German prime time TV hit show Let’s Dance, mo2 Design GmbH employed a variety of the latest coolux Pandoras Box products, including coolux’s brand new media encryption technology, to realise their lighting design vision.

Le Maitre Celebrates 35 Years

01/06/2012 - Business News

On the same weekend the country is celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, there’s another celebration taking place at Le Maitre which has just completed its 35th year in business.

Lighthouse Sets a New Standard with Breakthrough Outdoor SMD LED Panel

01/06/2012 - Equipment News

Lighthouse Technologies cemented its leading position at the forefront of the LED display industry today with the launch of a revolutionary 19mm outdoor display panel using surface mounted (SMD) LEDs.

Me and My Zero 88

01/06/2012 - Event News

In celebration of 40 years of Zero 88, Cooper Controls is running a competition to reward loyal Zero 88 users with a chance to win a new lighting desk. To win a console, users simply submit a photograph of themselves with their Zero 88 product, from past or present.

New Canadian Distribution Partnership for Outline

01/06/2012 - Business News

Leading European manufacturer of loudspeakers and allied technologies, Outline s.r.l., has announced the appointment of Martech as their new distribution partner for Canada.

'Big Day Out' at Villa Park with Dynacord and Electro-Voice

01/06/2012 - Production News

On the 22nd and 23rd May, Robert Bosch's ProSound Team UK invited their sales partners from the United Kingdom to Birmingham for its third Big Day Out. The team led by Robert Hesse, vice president sales communication EMEA and managing director of EVI Audio GmbH, was delighted to welcome guests from all over the UK. The event was staged in the famous football stadium of premier league Aston Villa, a club with one of the richest traditions in British football. Visitors included MI dealers, rental company employees, installation contractors and representatives of the media.

Kinesys Announces Summer Training Courses

01/06/2012 - Standards News

London based automation specialist Kinesys has announced June and July dates for its on-going product training programme, consisting of two day courses and workshops.

Symetrix Jupiter and Arc-Web Perform at the Country Music Association

01/06/2012 - Project News

Although the Country Music Association is perhaps best known for its annual CMA Awards show, the organisation is constantly working to support and promote country music. The CMA’s headquarters in Nashville is a hive of activity and is frequently visited by the genre’s biggest stars and its most promising freshmen. Recently, the CMA decided to convert its atrium into a small-scale performance venue for intimate concerts, parties, and meetings. Morris Light & Sound of Nashville installed its sound reinforcement system, relying on the Symetrix Jupiter 8 processor paired with the Symetrix ARC-WEB Internet-based interface to provide system conditioning and intuitive user control that is accessible from the staffs’ smartphones.