News Archive for January 2013

Robe Takes A Candide Approach

31/01/2013 - Production News

Lighting designer Luke Harnett knew exactly which Robe moving lights he needed to specify to give a range of creative options needed to light the recent stage production of Bernstein’s comic operetta, Candide (based on the original powerful satire by Voltaire) at the Amey Theatre, Abingdon School in Oxfordshire.

XL Events Gets In On the Action with Autosport Live

31/01/2013 - Production News

Continuing a successful long-running relationship, XL Events has once again supplied projection, controls and additional screens for the high-octane Live Action Arena at the annual Autosport International show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham UK.

Clay Paky New Products at SIEL 2013

31/01/2013 - Event News

To be shown at SIEL in Paris (February 4-6) Sharpy Wash 330 is an extraordinarily compact, lightweight 330 W washlight, with the luminous efficiency, graphic and optical performance of a 1000W fixture. It is extremely silent and quick, and fitted with a complete CMY color system, special colors, 6.5°-48° zoom, mechanical dimmer, beam shaping filter and motorized top-hat. It is an eco-friendly light, allowing considerable running and consumption cost savings.

AC-ET Appoints Peter Butler to Board of Directors

31/01/2013 - People News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. has announced that Peter Butler (pictured) has been appointed to their board of directors as audio visual director.

White Light’s Latest LED Exclusives at Event Production Show

31/01/2013 - Event News

White Light is headed to the Event Production Show next week at Olympia, London to showcase the latest energy saving innovations for event production from CORE Lighting and PR Lighting on Stand B38.

AC-ET Exhibits Leading Broadcast Technologies at BVE South 2013

31/01/2013 - Event News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will showcase the latest cutting edge film, television and broadcast products from its key distributed brands at the BVE South show, Excel London on 26th to 28th February (stand C64).

Chroma-Q Exhibits Innovative LED Broadcast Lighting Solutions at BVE South 2013

31/01/2013 - Event News

Chroma-Q will showcase their latest range of innovative LED broadcast lighting solutions at the BVE South show, Excel London, on the stand of exclusive UK dealer A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (stand C64).

Second Round of Grants Announced by The Theatres Trust

31/01/2013 - Project News

Six theatres have been awarded funds towards small, high impact capital projects totalling £24,535 in the second round of grants from The Theatres Trust’s Theatres Protection Fund Small Grants Scheme. They are the Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells; Bush Theatre, London; Robin Hood Theatre, Newark; Hackney Empire, London; Citadel Arts Centre, St Helens; and the Bacup Royal Court Theatre.

A Dirty Rigger Expansion for CineTools in Spain

31/01/2013 - Business News

Expanding their coverage across Europe, the Dirty Rigger team have announced a new distribution deal with Spain's premier Audio-Visual supplier CineTools.

Hog 4 Excels at MTV EMA Show

30/01/2013 - Production News

Hosted by Heidi Klum, the 2012 MTV European Music Awards were held in Frankfurt, Germany in November. The prestigious awards ceremony included performances by Taylor Swift, Pitbull, Muse, The Killers, No Doubt and Alicia Keys, as well as numerous new awards categories. For this show, lighting designer Gurdip Mahal and lighting programmer Ross Williams chose High End Systems' new Hog 4 console to control the massive televised production.

Lighthouse Adds Flexible X3 LED Screen to its Indoor Product Range Family

30/01/2013 - Equipment News

Leading LED screen manufacturer Lighthouse Technologies has announced the launch of X3, the latest revolutionary product in its indoor portfolio of large-scale LED video displays.

New Christie Phoenix Open Content Management System Transforms Command and Control Collaboration

30/01/2013 - Equipment News

Christie completely redefines content management for the modern control room with the introduction of Christie Phoenix, an open content management system designed specifically for control room applications. A network streaming solution at its core, Christie Phoenix allows users to seamlessly access and control information, in virtually any location to collaborate, synthesise and generate fast and accurate decisions in the most critical situations.  It is the ideal solution for the fast-paced command and control centres with highly mobile and dispersed workforces such as public utilities, government, security and surveillance, transportation and telecommunications, allowing them to confidently make faster and more accurate life-critical decisions in the most challenging environments.

New Project Manager appointed by Prolyte Group

30/01/2013 - People News

Prolyte Products UK has expanded its projects team with the appointment of Alex White (pictured) as trainee project manager.

Dirty Rigger Launches the New Secutor Belt

30/01/2013 - Equipment News

From riggers and tradesmen to specialist stunt teams, Dirty Rigger's new Secutor Utility Belt has drawn incredible interest from end users and distributors around the world. The new belt has been designed and engineered using finest materials, with comfort and versatility being paramount. The Secutor Belt features a five-inch wide padded back, lined with specially selected foam and a breathable mesh for exceptional all-day comfort.

Newest MACs Impress on Courteneers Manchester Show

30/01/2013 - Production News

Following a short run of festival shows in 2012, British indie rockers Courteneers played a one-off gig at Manchester Arena on December 7th with lighting designer Dan Hill using a predominant Martin rig that included some of the newest MAC luminaires – the MAC Viper Profile and MAC III AirFX – as well as the MAC Aura and MAC 2000 Wash XB. Lighting supply was from Lite Alternative.

Clay Paky Sharpys add Drama to Skyfall James Bond Première Party

29/01/2013 - Production News

A squad of Clay Paky Sharpys proved the must-have gadgets for lighting designer Nick Gray at the latest Bond film premiere party at London’s iconic Tate Modern.

Robert Juliat Introduces Creative Concept Light at SIEL 2013

29/01/2013 - Event News

Robert Juliat will be exhibiting at SIEL 2013, occupying the space familiar to last year’s visitors (Stand C88) next to the ‘Forum des Innovations’. The company will introduce Creative Concept Light by Robert Juliat, a new concept in lighting formulated to illustrate its forthcoming range of unique TIBO luminaires. The full TIBO range will be previewed at SIEL.

Technomad Loudspeakers Upgrade Audio in French Football Stadium

29/01/2013 - Project News

Stade Francois Coty, a French football stadium in the Corsican city of Ajaccio, France, has completed audio upgrades compliant to league standards, with seven Technomad advanced audio loudspeakers covering the entire venue.

New Distributor in Belgium for Allen & Heath

29/01/2013 - Business News

Allen & Heath has appointed new sales and distribution company, XLR, as its exclusive distributor in Belgium and Luxembourg. A fledgling operation, XLR’s team is already well established in the pro audio business as it is owned and run by Louis Lukusa and Jan De Brucker, who previously worked at ASC, Allen & Heath’s former distributor for the region.

Clear-Com Features Wide Range of Intercom Offerings at ISE 2013

29/01/2013 - Event News

Clear-Com, a global leader in critical voice communications systems, is featuring its latest range of intercom offerings at the 2013 ISE show (Stand 11-E67). Among the systems available for demonstration are the recently unveiled Eclipse HX matrices and HelixNet Partyline system. The company also presents its BroaMan interface option and the latest upgrades to the Tempest 2400 wireless intercom.

New Martin Professional M6 More Than Just a Lighting Console

29/01/2013 - Equipment News

Martin Professional’s new M6 is a state-of-the-art lighting console that functions as a highly advanced visual control surface. Designed to control everything from conventional and moving lights to the most advanced media server, the M6 has been designed for today’s demanding multimedia shows and tomorrow’s challenges.

Avolites Media's Ai Media Server Hits the Jackpot at Vegas NYE Celebrations

29/01/2013 - Production News

Avolites Media's ground-breaking Ai Media Server has powered a spectacular 3D video mapping experience at one of Las Vegas's biggest New Year's Eve parties.

Charcoalblue is lead sponsor of Theatre Management Association Conference

29/01/2013 - Event News

Theatre design consultancy Charcoalblue is supporting the Theatrical Management Association’s industry leading Touring Symposium by announcing lead sponsorship for the next three years.

Community Sound Clear and Controlled for Exclusive TATO? Club’s Tennis Complex

29/01/2013 - Project News

Specialist integrator, Athens-based A.B.A.S. (Automation Broadcasting Audio Security) has recently installed Community loudspeaker systems for the play and spectator areas of the outdoor and indoor tennis courts at the exclusive TATO? Club.

Crestron Expands Scotland Team

29/01/2013 - People News

Crestron UK has announced the growth in Scotland with two new appointments: Alistair Kelly as commercial account manager and Peter Brown as business development manager. Alistair and Peter will be key members of Crestron’s expanding UK team, based in Scotland. They draw on over 20 years of wide-ranging experience between them, within the AV and technology industry.

Christie Projects Far into the Future at ISE 2013

29/01/2013 - Event News

As a founding ISE exhibitor, Christie will again occupy a large, and intuitive multi-zone site at ISE 2013. Marking the exhibition’s tenth anniversary the Christie production ‘village’ will combine stands H40, H46 and H50 inside Hall 1 into an explosive, ergonomically presented product showcase. A must-see display, it boasts a brand new projection mapping façade created especially for the show.

Godset: a Jutland gem with d&b

29/01/2013 - Production News

Just because a venue is located in a small town and prides itself on its community links and support for local artists doesn't mean that it is content with being simply average. The Godset Rock Club in Kolding, Denmark is an excellent case in point. Managing director, Christian Haugk clarifies: "Although we are not a large community, the local government has been consistently supportive in our efforts to create a set of rehearsal rooms and a live venue that has quality written all over it. The Godset is run by an amalgam of volunteers and music organisations and provides a wonderful platform for developing grass roots talent, but our commitment to professional quality means that we have a national profile that attracts acts of international stature. Our success provides a feel good factor that politicians recognise as something of a vote winner, so even in a time of financial restraint we managed to convince them to invest in Godset when we needed to refurbish the venue and renew our PA.

PR Lighting Launches New XLED 250 Spot

29/01/2013 - Equipment News

PR Lighting has produced a fully-featured, compact and lightweight LED moving Spot to add to its successful XLED range. With its unique appearance, the new PR XLED 250 Spot has been designed for club and bar use.

Robe Shines "Ronald McDonald Kinderhilfe" Gala Benefit Events in Vienna & Munich

28/01/2013 - Production News

Lighting designer Tino Weinhardt from Dessauer based rental company i:TECS Germany recently lit two high profile gala fundraiser events - in Munich and Vienna - for the "Ronald McDonald Kinderhilfe". Together, these raised nearly 2 million Euros for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

MILOS for Megastar A R Rahman

28/01/2013 - Production News

A MILOS MR5 roof system was recently used for a high profile open-air concert by Oscar award winning Indian megastar A R Rahman, staged at the YMCA Grounds in Chennai, India. Organised by popular Tamil broadcaster Jaya TV, the event was attended by 30,000 enthusiastic fans.

Tannoy Launches EN 54 Compliant Commercial Install Products at ISE 2013

28/01/2013 - Equipment News

Responding to an increasing demand in an evolving marketplace, leading loudspeaker manufacturer Tannoy is introducing a number of EN 54 compliant variants of its existing best-selling commercial install products.

Electro-Voice and Dynacord present the LML-1 module for the supervision of Hi-Z loudspeaker lines

28/01/2013 - Equipment News

An increasing number of modern sound reinforcement systems require real-time monitoring of the loudspeaker lines. This is especially true in the context of evacuation systems, in which long loudspeaker circuits comprising many smaller, high-impedance boxes are often required. The Electro-Voice CPS series and Dynacord DSA series multichannel amplifiers already provide 100-volt-line direct drive operation for these types of loudspeaker circuits but in the past supervision of such Hi-Z lines was not practical due to the high impedance characteristics of the load.

Take a ride with igus Energy Chains

28/01/2013 - Project News

Cable carrier specialist igus UK supplies and manufactures plastic energy chains and energy chain systems for moving cables that are durable, low cost and, above all, maintenance free. When commissioned to design the iconic theme park ride ‘Star Flyer’ – an extreme vertical Chair-O-Plane – in Vienna, ride designer Funtime Industries faced the mammoth task of specifying a reliable moving system to supply power up to the top of the 117 metre tower.

Painting with Light Goes Wild with Madagascar Live

28/01/2013 - Production News

Luc Peumans from Genk, Belgium based creative visual design practice, Painting With Light, has designed stage and set lighting for the first arena touring production of Dreamworks’ ‘Madagascar LIVE!"

Phlippo Showlights Boosts Robe LED Moving Light Stock

28/01/2013 - Production News

Lier, Antwerp based Phlippo Showlights – one of the major Benelux lighting and visuals rental companies – has increased its already large stock of Robe moving LED lights with the addition of more Robe LEDWash fixtures – all to service current work.

International Manufacturer Becomes Major Sponsor at Entech

28/01/2013 - Event News

International manufacturer Bose has signed exclusively with Entech and will be launching a number of new products that will complement and extend their Engineered Sound Systems range.

W-DMX Celebrates Key Achievements and Prepares for the Future

28/01/2013 - Business News

Wireless Solution Sweden AB is proud of its achievements during 2012 and ready for an even stronger future. The company broke its own record with a 50% increase of turnover between 2010 and 2011, and an additional increase between 2011 and 2012, even during a slower economy.

Rat Sound’s K1 System Gets Raised and Praised at Passion 2013

28/01/2013 - Production News

The first four days of the new year found more than 65,000 college-aged Christians from around the globe flocking to Atlanta’s Georgia Dome for Passion 2013, an annual conference of message and music that just raised over 3.3 million dollars to combat slavery and human trafficking worldwide.

Andy Reese Joins Bandit Technical Service Staff

28/01/2013 - People News

Bandit Lites has announced the hiring of Andy Reese (pictured) as the newest technical assistant to its Technical Services Department. Reese will be coordinating with the both the technical services and the sales departments to ensure that all customers (internal and external) get the parts and supplies that they need.

Midas Brings World-Beating PRO Series to ISE 2013

25/01/2013 - Event News

Midas will showcase its world-class PRO Series of desks at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) trade show in Amsterdam this January. Midas will be on stand 7-P200 from 29-31 January for ISE at Amsterdam RAI. Also on display will be the Klark Teknik DN9650 and DN9652 Network bridges. These innovative products are capable of seamlessly connecting many different digital audio network protocols.

Orange Amplification Launches Revolutionary Valve Tester VT1000

25/01/2013 - Equipment News

Orange Amplification has launched a pioneering new technology to match, test and grade valves - the Orange DIVO VT1000 Valve Tester. This ground breaking new product will help every guitarist, rental company, valve amp manufacturer, guitar tech and guitar / hi-fi store across the planet.

Werretalhalle Updates its Sound System with Adamson Point Series

25/01/2013 - Project News

City of Loehne in Germany selected Adamson Point Series for its performance & community centre Werretalhalle, which seats 250 people and 450 standing without seating in place. The hall hosts corporate events, tradeshows, lectures, live-sound performances, and canned dance parties.

Harman’s Soundcraft Offers a New Expression

25/01/2013 - Equipment News

Harman’s Soundcraft has launched the Soundcraft Si Expression digital console range, tagged as the most advanced digital console in this low price category.

LMC Audio hosts Sennheiser training days

25/01/2013 - Standards News

February 5 and 7 will see pro audio sales company LMC Audio host two dedicated wireless microphone systems training days provided by Sennheiser UK at its London and Birmingham bases respectively.

Crystal Acoustics Introduces new i-40 Headphones

25/01/2013 - Equipment News

Crystal Acoustics has launched the i-40 in-ear headphones, the first release from the company’s brand new high-quality headphone range. Like the rest of the new range, the i-40s are meticulously designed to bring a taste of affordable luxury to consumers looking for an exceptional and cost-effective headphone upgrade to complement their smartphone or tablet.

POLARaudio Exhibit at BVE

25/01/2013 - Event News

With over 300 exhibitors, Broadcast Video Expo is billed as 'the essential broadcast and production technology event' and takes place at London Excel from February 26-28. Leading audio supplier POLARaudio exclusively distributes a number of major brands specifically designed for broadcast applications and will be showcasing new and existing products at BVE 2013 that meet all the AV needs of the film and broadcast industry.

Apex releases new Intelli-Ware control software at ISE 2013

25/01/2013 - Event News

Apex Audio has announced the official release of Intelli-Ware 1.6.1.0, an updated version of the company’s proprietary control software that enables the Intelli-X² and Inteli-Z² family of speaker management systems to be controlled remotely.

Apex Audio to show Hera Mk II at ISE 2013

25/01/2013 - Event News

ISE 2013 sees Belgian manufacturer Apex Audio release Hera Mk II, a completely re-engineered version of its Hera sound level controller, bringing with it a new level of accuracy and additional noise control features.

Allen & Heath Launches Next Generation Personal Mixing System

25/01/2013 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has launched the new ME Personal Mixing System, a next generation personal monitoring solution, universally compatible with Allen & Heath and other pro digital mixers. Central to the ME system is the small, easy to use and fully-customisable ME-1 personal mixer, powered and connected via CAT5 and capable of managing up to 42 sources. The accompanying ME-U hub enables star connection of multiple ME-1 mixers and interconnection to other professional digital mixers via MADI, Dante or EtherSound.

Allen & Heath Announces iPad app for GLD Mixing System

25/01/2013 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath adds to its range of iPad apps with the new GLD digital mixing system controller, GLD Remote, providing a comprehensive suite of mixing controls for remote wireless applications using the iPad or the iPad Mini.

Christie Launches WeatherAll Series of weatherproof LCD flat panels

25/01/2013 - Equipment News

The new Christie WeatherAll Series of LCD outdoor flat panels makes its global debut at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam, Netherlands on January 29, setting the standard for outdoor LED-backlit LCD technology. Rugged and versatile, the first of the WeatherAll Series is the 55-inch Christie FHD551-W, a professional grade Full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) solution designed to perform in a wide range of applications including outdoor sporting venues, outdoor live events, architectural applications, entertainment parks, public displays, the hospitality and resort industry, transportation services, and numerous other outdoor environments not typically applicable with standard LCD panels.

Leaders from Olympics, RPM, Sense and Mission set to speak at Live Experience Expo

25/01/2013 - Event News

Live Experience invites events professionals from across the UK to take a behind the scenes tour of the biggest events from 2012 and to come with speakers from London 2012 alongside leading brand specialists including Sense, Mission and RPM. The programme will be presented in two theatres within the shows confines, the Live Experience Theatre and Brand Activation Arena.

Vari*Lite VL3500 Wash FX Luminaires give Elbow a leg up

25/01/2013 - Production News

Knight of Illumination Award-winner and imaginative lighting designer Cate Carter has harnessed the precise and powerful beam control of Philips Vari-Lite VL3500 Wash FX luminaires to create a beautifully focused, and surprisingly intimate, show for Elbow at London’s 20,000-capacity O2 Arena, provided by Lite Alternative.

Experis appoints new Director to expand IT Project Solutions Practice

25/01/2013 - People News

Experis, a leader in professional resourcing and project based workforce solutions, has announced the appointment of Stuart Juggins (pictured) as its IT project solutions practice director, UK and Ireland, with immediate effect.

Osram Brilliant Mix Universal Controller Simplifies Electronic Control

25/01/2013 - Equipment News

The Brilliant Mix LED colour mixing concept from Osram Opto Semiconductors is now even easier to control thanks to the new Brilliant Mix Universal controller from Elec-Con technology. The controller is available in a standard version – with or without a sensor – and in a customized version. It can be adapted to current building systems standards, such as DALI, KNX and EIB.

Sports Personality of the Year gets the Unusual Rigging Treatment

25/01/2013 - Production News

TV and live arena spectacular, Sports Personality of the Year, saw Unusual Rigging apply its technical expertise to a complex and demanding set up. Both a TV show and a live event, this year for the first time, it was broadcast live from London’s ExCel Arena.

Point Source Productions Invests in 2013

25/01/2013 - Business News

Point Source Productions Ltd has started the new year by investing in over £250,000 of new hire stock, expanding its inventory with equipment from manufacturers such as Chroma Q, Clay Paky, ETC, GDS and Selecon. The investment comes on the back of an extremely successful year in 2012 for the company as it supplied events surrounding the multiple celebrations in and around the capital.

Behringer Launches iQ Series Networked Loudspeakers with Turbosound Drivers

24/01/2013 - Equipment News

Behringer has launched the all-new iQ Series networked loudspeaker line as their flagship range in the live speaker segment. Boasting networking and signal processing technologies from Klark Teknik, acoustic design by Turbosound, and built around Behringer's iNuke Class-D amplifiers, the iQ series sets a new standard for connectivity, precision and performance. Users of Behringer's mixers incorporating Ultranet can now route digital audio across a network of connected speakers using only CAT5 cable.

Siyan Invests in More Robe MMX Spots

24/01/2013 - Production News

UK lighting rental company Siyan has invested in additional Robe MMX Spots to keep up with the demand for these popular fixtures.

Turbosound Launches new Milan series at NAMM

24/01/2013 - Equipment News

British professional audio manufacturer Turbosound returns to NAMM this year with the world debut of its brand new Milan series of powered loudspeakers.

DiGiCo awards its Olympic winners with UB MADIs

24/01/2013 - People News

DiGiCo has announced that Steve Watson, Simon Honywill and Rob Collins are winners of its Olympics UB MADI competition, which it ran during the Games to celebrate the efforts of the engineers involved, without whom the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies would not have been heard.

DPA Microphones Hires Bruce MacPherson

24/01/2013 - People News

DPA Microphones has announced that Bruce MacPherson (pictured) has joined the company as its new US sales director.

BVE to See Full New Bel Range for First Time

24/01/2013 - Equipment News

Bel Digital Audio has announced it will be exhibiting the full production versions of its two latest 3G SDI audio/video monitors and de-embedders, plus the recently launched 16 channel BM-A2-E16SHD audio de-embedder/monitor. A pre-production version was displayed at the launch of the BM-AV2-E16SHD at IBC last September, but this will be the first time the complete range of units will be seen together in their final production versions. Bel will also be showing their 7150 and 8150 audio synchronisation delays.

Christie Offers Free Seminars at ISE 2013

24/01/2013 - Event News

Christie will be running free seminars on their stand at ISE in Amsterdam. The seminars, given by Christie’s product management team based in Kitchener, Ontario will focus on frequently discussed display applications.

ABTT Theatre Show Organisers Announce Big Expansion Plans for 2013 Event

24/01/2013 - Event News

The ABTT Theatre Show is increasing exhibition floor space by some 50% and introducing more facilities for both exhibitors and visitors for 2013. Following the successful transfer of the show to The Old Truman Brewery in 2012, the event will now be staged there in three interconnected exhibition halls and run in conjunction with a comprehensive seminar programme. Everything connected with theatre will be on show, making the ABTT 2013 Theatre Show, 12th-13th June, an essential place to be for everyone involved in theatre and an event not to miss.

Marking Midnight New Year Spectacular

24/01/2013 - Production News

Celebrations erupted across the globe as one by one major cities and capitals welcomed in the New Year. As the Great Clock of Westminster edged ever closer to midnight the anticipation and expectations of the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve Firework Display gripped the awaiting crowd, as a quarter of a million revellers lined the Thames and her bridges. The amazing eleven-minute display of pyrotechnics and lighting brought to an end a historic year for the UK events industry in 2012.

AXYS by Duran Audio New Products for ISE 2013

24/01/2013 - Event News

The AXYS Intellivox ADC Mark II range is intended for use in 70v/100v Public Address and Voice Alarm (PA/VA) systems. As with other Intellivox products the ADC range has been designed to maximise listening comfort and provide highly intelligible speech reproduction even within difficult reverberant spaces.

PRG Curvaceous Show at Men’s Fashion Week

24/01/2013 - Production News

Working with lighting designer Petter Skramstad, PRG have provided an innovative lighting system to feature at the Topman/BFC show for Family Productions. As part of London Collection Men’s Fashion week, Topman’s show took place at The Old Sorting Office in New Oxford Street.

Yamaha has all the Answers for Germany’s Longest-Running TV Talk Show

24/01/2013 - Production News

Already the digital mixing system of choice for many live sound engineers, Yamaha’s CL series is also making significant inroads into the European broadcast market. The most recent project has seen a CL5 installed on Germany’s longest-running television talk show, 3nach9.

Stardraw.com at ISE 2013

24/01/2013 - Event News

Software providers Stardraw.com are gearing up for a busy ISE show on the stand of their German distributor, Comm-Tec. Having recently announced the discontinuation of all Stardraw 2007 products (although they will be supported until current subscriptions expire), Stardraw has announced a slew of improvements and upgrades to their most sophisticated design/documentation product yet, the award-winning Stardraw Design 7 software package.

RML and Disco Retro for Soccer AM

24/01/2013 - Production News

Since Soccer AM first aired in 1995 it has developed a cult following, with generations of young men spending their Saturday morning in front of the TV to tune into features such as Crossbar Challenge, Away Days, Taxi and Third Eyes ....not to mention the Soccerettes!

Turbosound Flex Array rocks Nairobi Rock Fest

24/01/2013 - Production News

The Turbosound Flex Array loudspeaker system has helped to make the fourth annual Nairobi Rock Fest a storming success. The festival, which takes place in the Kenyan capital, was headlined by African rockers Skinflint.

Bandit and Mark Carver Illuminate Famed Country Contest

24/01/2013 - Production News

Bandit Lites had the privilege of lighting the 31st Annual Texaco Country Showdown, the nation’s largest and longest running country talent search. The event took place at The Ryman Auditorium on January 17, 2012 and was hosted by singer/songwriter Jewel.

HHB to make UK product debuts and release new Catalogue at BVE London

24/01/2013 - Event News

HHB Communications Ltd. and post-production division Scrub will be exhibiting the latest digital audio technology at the BVE London show on Stand D62A.

coolux to present 4K solutions and version 5.5 sneak peek at ISE 2013

24/01/2013 - Event News

In addition to presenting the Pandoras Box system's impressive 4K realtime playout and compositing capabilities, coolux will also allow ISE visitors a sneak peek at the new Pandoras Box version 5.5 features, which will be released later this year.

Technomad Loudspeakers Blanket Snow-Covered Mountains of Scandinavian Ski Resort

24/01/2013 - Project News

The largest ski resort in Northern Europe has amplified the lighting and sound experience for its guests, with Technomad advanced audio loudspeakers as the centrepiece.

RCF’S New Matrix Mixers

23/01/2013 - Equipment News

RCF have announced that they will release the new AX 8042 and ZX 8060 digital matrix mixers at this month’s ISE Show in Amsterdam. These are two highly versatile devices, designed on a powerful DSP platform using advanced electronics, which are dedicated for install sound and commercial audio applications.

RCF Launches DXT 9000 — advanced, scalable digital voice alarm

23/01/2013 - Equipment News

RCF has announced the launch of the DXT 9000 – a digital voice-alarm system with the brains of network technology and the soul of professional audio. The system will be launched formally at ISE 2013 in Amsterdam, where RCF will be demonstrating it on a dedicated stand (7H230) designed to showcase the DXT 9000 system’s capabilities in real-world applications.

DPA Delivers Sweet Sound Jazz

23/01/2013 - Production News

Acclaimed Chicago vocalist and songwriter Dee Alexander has joined the growing band of international artists who have discovered the joy of singing with a DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone.

Planning Permission Granted for Bedford School Arts Centre

23/01/2013 - Project News

Planning permission and listed building consent has just been granted for the conversion of St Luke’s Church, Bedford, a Grade II listed 19thC Moravian Chapel, into a new performing arts centre for Bedford School. The project involves the renovation and conversion of the listed chapel into a 300-seat galleried courtyard theatre and restoration of the listed Minister’s House to provide front of house facilities, offices and a reinstated congregation hall, as a rehearsal and teaching studio. A new single storey rear extension will be added to provide foyer and back stage facilities, radiating around the apsidal end of the chancel and opening onto a landscaped garden.

Rob Stanley Unleashes “Strobing Monster” with SGM’s LED XC-5

23/01/2013 - Production News

The most creative and experimental use of new generation products is often found at the hands of indie/dance production designers.

Optocore’s Unique Mic Solution gives Teatr Rozrywki Independent Gain Control

23/01/2013 - Project News

Optocore has played a vital role in the audio upgrade of Teatr Rozrywki, in the Silesian city of Chorzów.

ETC introduces Unison Paradigm Responsive Controls

23/01/2013 - Equipment News

The eco-conscious and budget-minded now have a new way to cut back on energy expenditures. ETC’s Paradigm Responsive Controls – the newest additions to the award-winning Unison Paradigm family of architectural control – are a sleek, convenient way to reduce wasted electricity in any space.

Electrosonic Announces Promotion of Rob Smith to General Manager of Service EMEA

23/01/2013 - People News

Electrosonic has announced the promotion of Rob Smith (pictured) to general manager of service for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The appointment highlights Electrosonic’s commitment to its service business for users of high profile audio-visual systems.

Robe Installed at Cankarjev Dom Cultural & Congress Centre

22/01/2013 - Project News

Robe is the moving light of choice at the prestigious Cankarjev Dom in Republic Square, Ljubljana, Slovenia, which has over 100 Robe products in its inventory.

Penn Elcom Acquires Forsight in Further Expansion of Asian Manufacturing Operation

22/01/2013 - Business News

Specialist flightcase and speaker hardware manufacturer, Penn Elcom has acquired the majority shareholding in Chinese based 19 inch rack manufacturer Forsight.

LiteWare Lights Up in USA

22/01/2013 - Business News

Further evidence of the fruitful relationship between GDS and their American distributor ACT Lighting comes with the news that the latter has reported a significant spike in demand for LiteWare. Clearly, the message that LiteWare affords the end-user the best kind of flexible, cutting edge technology available in the sphere of battery powered, wireless LED fittings, is getting through.

Williams Sound Appoints POLARaudio as Exclusive UK Distributor

22/01/2013 - Equipment News

U.S. based company Williams Sound, a global designer and manufacturer of wireless communications, has appointed POLARaudio as its exclusive UK distributor. ‘Helping People Hear' has been Williams Sound's motto since its formation in 1976 and its success in achieving this aim is manifested in its strong presence in markets from government to houses of worship; from the military to healthcare and entertainment to tour-guiding. Specialists in radio, audio, infra-red, microprocessor and mechanical design, Williams Sound continue to develop new products that meet the technical requirements of many different countries.

Soundtracs reintroduced at NAMM

22/01/2013 - Business News

NAMM sees the reintroduction of the Soundtracs brand by digital solutions manufacturer, DiGiCo. Soundtracs has a long history in both music recording and postproduction studios and is set to preview an exciting range of new products that are designed to take advantage of DiGiCo’s advancements in digital FPGA designs and Stealth Digital Processing.

Audio-Technica Germany Announces new APG Product Manager

22/01/2013 - People News

Audio-Technica Germany, APG’s exclusive German distributor, has announced the appointment of Andreas Rimroth (pictured) to the position of in-house APG product manager for Audio-Technica. Rimroth will be responsible for all APG business development and technical support throughout Germany. The news comes hard on the heels of APG’s own recent announcement of the employment of Eve Redero who will be heading up the electronics R&D projects division at APG headquarters in Paris.

Paul Connolly joins Theatreplan consultants as Practice Manager

22/01/2013 - People News

The partners at Theatreplan have announced the appointment of Paul Connolly (pictured) to the new post of practice manager.

Artistic Licence Engineering Launches sunDial at ISE 2013

22/01/2013 - Event News

Artistic Licence Engineering will launch sunDial, a range of modular lighting controllers for smart illumination, at ISE 2013 (stand 8-R232). The display will highlight the mix-and-match versatility of the sunDial range, using DMX and DALI controllers to drive various sources, including mains-powered lighting and the latest in LED technology.

A Clear Case for d&b in Guangzhou

22/01/2013 - Project News

Located at number nine Yuancun Yiheng Road in the Tianhe district of Guangzhou, the Higher People's Court of Guangdong Province is one of the highest appellate courts in China. A typical commercial case heard here would sit in judgement over disputes in excess of three hundred million Renmimbi (approximately €3.70 million). It also presides over cases from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau - most famously being the venue for the renowned Apple and Shenzhen Proview iPad trademark dispute. This is not a court where misunderstanding through the inaudibility of those speaking is to be tolerated.

MilTec at ISE Exhibition

22/01/2013 - Event News

MilTec (UK) Ltd will be exhibiting at the ISE exhibition in Amsterdam from January 29 to February 1.

RML for The Alan Titchmarsh Show

22/01/2013 - Production News

The Alan Titchmarsh show is back for a brand new series/. After working as a professional gardener and a garden journalist, Alan Titchmarsh has established himself as a media personality through appearances on gardening programmes and since 2007 he has hosted his own ITV tea time chat show.

Black Light Illuminates Edinburgh Airport’s Control Tower

22/01/2013 - Project News

Over the festive season night arrivals at Edinburgh airport will have seen a stunning example of Black Light’s skill. To help kick start the recent re-branding of the airport, the company’s technicians installed an array of LED luminaires to colour the control tower purple, turning it into a striking new night-time landmark for the city.

LightFactory Celebrates 10 Years

22/01/2013 - Business News

Ten years ago, the first of many copies of LightFactory, the PC-based control system, was put on sale, and the newly created company was up and running. Founder and CEO Martin Searancke developed LightFactory out of a passion for the industry and a knack for writing code. Today, the control system enjoys worldwide success, which is a credit to its power and economy, as well as to the hard work of its founder and employees (one of which is his wife, Helen).

Mayflower Theatre Southampton chooses Philips Selecon SPXs

22/01/2013 - Production News

The busy lighting team at number one receiving theatre, The Mayflower, Southampton, has chosen to replace much of its existing lighting stock with Philips Selecon SPX luminaires. The purchase follows an exhaustive testing and comparison process, which saw the SPXs benefit from a gruelling ‘destruction test’ and shoot out against a number of other manufacturer profiles.

Vari*Lite VL3000 Spots Light the Nobel Peace Prize Concert

22/01/2013 - Production News

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize Concert saw Philips Vari-Lite VL3000 Spot luminaires, supplied by Norway's AVAB CAC, star as the power luminaire of choice for respected lighting director Nick Collier.

CPL Creates Unique Video Special Effect for Party

21/01/2013 - Production News

Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) designed and built a unique, high-impact interactive walk-in video effect for a large company party in Bristol at Motion nightclub and also supplied video, media servers, content and projection equipment.

Robe and Anolis Specified to Light Iktomia Exterior Art Installation

21/01/2013 - Project News

Robe CitySkape 48 and CitySource 96 and Anolis Inground 12 RGB LED fixtures have been specified and installed to illuminate an eye-catching collection of art and sculptural works by Volker-Johannes Trieb in an area including a huge garden, a gallery, an event location and the renovated old Railway Station in Sutthausen near Osnabrück, Germany.

Alcons Showcases its Broad Solutions Spectrum at ISE 2013

21/01/2013 - Event News

ISE 2013 sees leading audio innovator Alcons enjoying a comprehensive presence and showcasing a wealth of treats for visitors ears, once again proving that the company’s patented Pro-Ribbon technology and ongoing pursuit of audio perfection continue to bear significant fruit in the installation, cinema and sound reinforcement market.

Clay Paky Sharpys Shine at the Danish Music Awards 2012

21/01/2013 - Production News

Clay Paky Sharpys have helped Denmark celebrate its finest music with a stunning lighting design for the Danish Music Awards 2012 by Kasper Lange.

Eye-Catcher: grandMA2 Helps Empire State Building Illuminate the Skyline of New York

21/01/2013 - Project News

It may not have looked like your grandma’s Empire State Building (ESB), but a grandMA2 full-size enhanced the dazzling pixel mapping of the New York City landmark that launched the building’s new lighting system.

d&b Shining White into the Dark

21/01/2013 - Project News

There's something about small dark rooms with low ceilings; ever since The Beatles first graced the stage, if we can call it that, at The Cavern in Liverpool, music lovers have been attracted to the visceral combination of hot, sweaty, atmospheric venues where the rhythms of the night can insinuate themselves into the very pores of your soul. A cauldron of passion and perspiration, Club Subterraneo at the heart of Providencia, the entertainment sector of downtown Santiago, Chile, is just such a place. A place where international acts like DJ Shadow (USA) or Los Amigos Invisibles (Venezuela) rub shoulders with local talent such as Fulano or Villa Carino.

Tait Appoints Jeremy Lloyd as Spectaculars Director

18/01/2013 - People News

Tait has announced that Jeremy Lloyd has taken on a new role as pectaculars director. Jeremy will be based at the company’s UK location, working closely with Carol Scott, director of sales and marketing, and Frederic Opsomer, CEO/Partner.

DPA Microphones Strike a Chord with Point Loma Nazarene

18/01/2013 - Production News

When it comes to making its piano and string instruments shine, the Media Services department at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) counts on DPA Microphones. The department recently upgraded its aging instrument mics to a stereo pair of DPA d:vote 4099P Instrument Mics for piano, taking its musical performances to the next level.

Renegade Designs Lighting for London Collections – Men

18/01/2013 - Production News

Nick Gray from creative lighting and visual design practice Renegade was commissioned by show producers Bacchus to light the main venue at the British Fashion Council’s ‘London Collections: Men AW 2013’ menswear showcase, staged at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden.

coolux Connect Conference a Great Success

18/01/2013 - Event News

The second coolux connect conference, which was held on the 8th and 9th of January at the KOMED in Cologne's MediaPark, was attended by almost 220 AV professionals from more than 20 countries.

Dirty Rigger Launches the New Octo-Pouch

18/01/2013 - Equipment News

With pre-orders queuing up weeks before for the arrival of initial stock, the new Octo-Pouch from Dirty Rigger carries on the astonishing success of what is fast becoming a globally recognised and leading brand within the industry.

Arena Group Raises its Profile with New Product

18/01/2013 - Equipment News

Arena Group has raised its product profile by launching its latest new product Arena Deck: a lightweight, contemporary and robust platform, staging and decking solution for event organisers.

The new Sennheiser iPad App - Blue Stage

18/01/2013 - Equipment News

Audio specialist Sennheiser showcases its passion for sound through its new digital magazine, the Blue Stage iPad app, which offers interactive storytelling coupled with explorative navigation. A new edition is released every month in order to examine the subject of sound from a different perspective. The Sennheiser iPad app is free and is available now, in English, from the iTunes store. Other languages available are German, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. A Russian translation is also planned for the near future.

Intralite Takes the Robe Road

18/01/2013 - Production News

Ljubljana based Intralite is a leading Slovenian lighting rental company working in all areas of the industry – festivals, concerts, corporate, theatre and TV – and is committed to offering the very best service and the latest technologies to its clients.

Latest Martin Innovation Coming to SIEL 2013

18/01/2013 - Event News

Join Martin Professional February 4-6 at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris for the SIEL exhibition and a look at the latest in Martin lighting innovation.

XL Events Shines at Django Unchained UK Premiere

17/01/2013 - Production News

In the week the movie was nominated for five Oscars, the UK premiere of award-winning director Quentin Tarantino’s latest hit Django Unchained took place in London’s Leicester Square.

Passion Pit Adds Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800s to its Tour

17/01/2013 - Production News

Lighting designer Jason Rothberg has selected the Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800 fixtures for the current tour of indietronica band Passion Pit. Atomic Lighting of Lititz, Pennsylvania supplied the lights, which are garnering raves from Rothberg on the road.

Level 42 Standing in the Light of Clay Paky Alpha Spot 700s at London Gig

17/01/2013 - Production News

British rockers Level 42 have been living up to their 1984 album Standing in the Light by performing under a rig of Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 700s at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

iLive on the Road with Bugle Boy Musical

17/01/2013 - Production News

An Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system is currently on a national tour of the UK with the hit musical, Bugle Boy, which traces the life, career and mysterious disappearance of the late band leader and composer Glenn Miller.

Yamaha Is Très Populaire At France’s TNP

17/01/2013 - Project News

One of the country’s most culturally important theatres, the Théâtre National Populaire (TNP) has been at the heart of contemporary French performing arts for over 90 years. Moving from Paris to Villeurbanne 40 years ago, a comprehensive refurbishment has seen a Yamaha digital audio system installed in the theatre’s two performance spaces.

Stage Electrics Stage Management Console Perfect Choice for Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

17/01/2013 - Project News

When Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS) required an upgrade from its ageing prompt desk the school turned to Stage Electrics which has successfully been building stage management consoles for over 30 years.

CAST’s revolution rolls on at Event Live Expo

17/01/2013 - Event News

CAST Group is set to make its mark at Event Live Expo in Los Angeles next month, with a raft of new products to showcase alongside a keynote presentation by CAST’s product manager and resident lighting design expert, Jim Hutchison (pictured).

Orbital’s Yamaha CL5 Consoles Perform on the Festive Stage

17/01/2013 - Production News

Orbital Sound reports its busiest pantomime season to date, with nearly 30 shows playing simultaneously around the UK during December 2012 and January 2013. All of Orbital’s recently acquired Yamaha CL5 consoles are in active service on the hectic show schedule, forming a key component in Orbital’s comprehensive sound equipment and support service for the UK’s top Christmas shows.

More Flash Floods of Colour for HSL with Enter Shikari

16/01/2013 - Production News

HSL continued its energetic working relationship with lighting / visuals designer Steve Bewley and the band Enter Shikari, supplying lighting and video equipment to the latest shows on their "Flash Flood of Colour" world tour.

LTM Motor School Returns for 2013

16/01/2013 - Standards News

Following popular demand, the LTM Motor School is back. Starting with two course dates in February 2013, the LTM team will be teaching a two-day course on hoist maintenance and general theory. The course offers participants the opportunity to strip down and rebuild a LoadGuard hoist, under expert instruction from the LTM training staff.

Skye’s the limit for Martin Audio

16/01/2013 - Project News

The spectacular SKYE Bar & Restaurant in Jakarta is the latest venue to be opened by the Ismaya Group. Located on the 56th floor of the 230m-high Menara BCA building, SKYE's main attraction is the stupendous view over the city's skyline.

SGM X-5 ticks all the boxes for Henrik Lundin

16/01/2013 - Production News

Experienced Swedish lighting designer Henrik Lundin is discovering that SGM’s new X-5 LED strobes are making an increasingly powerful contribution to his show designs.

Omniline Does the Business at Amsterdam Arena

16/01/2013 - Project News

Since fitting out the Amsterdam ArenA, home to Dutch football giants Ajax, when the stadium underwent a €1.4m acoustic transformation back in 2006, TM Audio has maintained a steady programme of maintenance and upgrade at the venue.

AC-ET Appointed as Blackmagic Design Dealer

16/01/2013 - Business News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd.’s Video division has been appointed as an official UK dealer for the Blackmagic Design product range.

SGM’S knock out punch in Wonderland

16/01/2013 - Project News

More than 1000 LED light sources from SGM have brought the brand new 1800-capacity Wonderland nightclub to life in Maidstone, Kent — turning it into “a Madison Square Garden type atmosphere”.

GLP Spot One forms Cubic Sensation for synthetica

16/01/2013 - Production News

Canadian new wave /indie band, Metric, recently completed a successful tour in support of their fifth album Synthetica.

White Light Welcomes Sarah Cox as European Divisional Sales Manager

16/01/2013 - People News

White Light has announced that Sarah Cox has recently joined its sales team as European divisional sales manager. A well-known face within the industry, Sarah brings to the role more than 10 years of experience working with stage entertainment technology, having previously held positions with Roland Hemming and TMB. Most recently, Sarah worked as business development manager for Stage Electrics.

PR-5000 Popularity Increasing on German Stages, say Focon

16/01/2013 - Production News

PR Lighting’s popular 5000 Series has been proving popular on the European tour of Australian new wave metal band, Parkway Drive.

Dominic Jacobson takes on new EMEA Export Management Role at Martin Audio

16/01/2013 - People News

In order to streamline its continuing expansion into global markets Martin Audio has appointed the experienced Dominic Jacobson to the new role of export account manager.

Pan Acoustics Sound System at World’s Largest Video Screens in Dubai

16/01/2013 - Project News

In December 2012, the world’s two largest Barco video screens were installed on a section of the The Dubai Mall Metro Link Travelator project.

Philips Selecon PL1 Range Helps Take London School Creativity to ‘Impressive New Level’

16/01/2013 - Project News

Wallington County Grammar School in southwest London kicked of the term brightly following the installation of Philips Selecon PLCyc-1, PLProfile-1 and PLFresnel-1 LED luminaires in its main hall.

MBOX Extreme and MBOX Director

16/01/2013 - Equipment News

PRG’s MBOX Extreme offers powerful real-time rendering, built-in effects, and a true 3D environment – the ultimate tool for combining pre-recorded video and still images to create stunning visual imagery that can be displayed by a projector, LED wall, plasma screen or low-res LED lighting fixture. It guarantees superior image quality with pixel-for-pixel mapping at any resolution. Designers can manipulate and play back content without affecting the source material, while keeping the frame loss and distortion in video playback virtually non-existent.

Blue Man Group Makes Leap from 2D to 3D with digiTHIN

16/01/2013 - Production News

Members of the musical performance phenomenon Blue Man Group are putting a lightweight screen, digiTHIN, to groundbreaking use when they appear to materialise from a video projection in their latest production. The screens, developed by international video specialist displayLED under its digiLED brand, are worn by the artists who perform rigorous routines animated by breathtaking visual effects.

Electrosonic Turns Heads at the Hollywood Wax Museum

16/01/2013 - Project News

When the Hollywood Wax Museum refurbished its on-the-street lobby to attract the attention of passers-by, Electrosonic was called upon to design and install a number of HD video displays to capture the interest of strollers on Hollywood Boulevard.

First Robe ROBIN DLFs in Benelux

16/01/2013 - Production News

Rotterdam based rental and technical solutions company Peitsman Licht en Geluid (Light & Sound) has purchased Robe’s latest ROBIN DLX Spot and DLF Wash fixtures, in the process becoming the first DLF users in the Benelux region.

A.C.T Lighting Named as Clay Paky's Exclusive North American Distributor

15/01/2013 - Business News

A.C.T Lighting, Inc. has announced that it has been named the exclusive distributor for Clay Paky lighting in the US and Canada.

‘David Bowie is’ supported by Sennheiser

15/01/2013 - Production News

The world’s largest museum of art and design, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, is designing a truly unique exhibition on one of the most influential artists of our times: David Bowie. Entitled ‘David Bowie is’, the exhibition will open in London on 23 March 2013 and take visitors on an unforgettable journey of sound and style.

Capital Sound Hire is first in UK with NEXO STM Series

15/01/2013 - Production News

London-based Capital Sound Hire has become the first UK company to take delivery of a NEXO STM Series system, following a two-year participation in its design and specification process.

Midas PRO1 brings Digital Beauty to Panto in Durban

15/01/2013 - Production News

A Midas PRO1, supplied and installed by South African Midas Partner Prosound, ensured one of Durban’s most prominent theatres went digital just in time for its fast moving Christmas production - Beauty and the Beast.

d&b audiotechnik Join Harvest Picnic

15/01/2013 - Production News

The first signs of Fall fringed the leaves on trees that framed the stage and surrounded the clearing. Christie Lake, Ontario, Canada was enveloped in warm September air and a gentle sense of anticipation. Every aspect of Greenbelt's Harvest Picnic had been carefully planned to deliver a greater message of sustainability and environmental common sense. Around the festival grounds local farmers sold their produce and other deliciously wholesome foods. Here was a festival that would make a difference.

ProAudio Designs Community Loudspeaker Solution for American University in Bulgaria

15/01/2013 - Project News

Integration specialist, ProAudio Ltd., has completed the installation of audio, intercom and intelligent lighting systems in the new sports and theatre facilities of the America for Bulgaria Student Center at the American University in Bulgaria (AUBG).

ETC Eos says Bring it On to Broadway’s biggest shows

15/01/2013 - Production News

A quiet revolution has been taking place behind the scenes on Broadway. An increasing number of lighting designers are choosing ETC’s Eos desk to control huge rigs of conventional, LED and moving lights for the largest shows. Currently, Eos-family desks run the lights on more than three-quarters of Broadway shows – and counting.

Richard Hammond’s Secret Service

15/01/2013 - Production News

Richard Hammond’s Secret Service, filmed at BBC White City and aired on Saturday nights on BBC1, this entertainment show for all of the family is packed full of big stunts designed to fool the nation.

Jay Cresswell appointed Permanent Installation Consultant at Bosch ProSound UK

15/01/2013 - People News

Jay Cresswell (pictured) has accepted the position of permanent installation consultant at the ProSound division of Bosch Security Systems UK. In his new position, Cresswell will be the contact partner for permanent installations, providing advice, technical backup on site as well as training opportunities. "Electro-Voice and Dynacord deservedly enjoy a high reputation in the industry," says Cresswell. "In combination with Bosch’s own products, I look forward to offering our customers complete, customised audio solutions of the highest quality."

W-DMX Adds Technical and Development Expertise to Staff

15/01/2013 - People News

Wireless Solution Sweden AB has welcomed Isac Alkstrand as operations manager and R&D engineer Anders Zellén as chief technical officer.

APG strengthens R&D team

14/01/2013 - People News

French loudspeaker manufacturer APG has further reinforced its R&D department with the appointment of Eve Redero (pictured) who will manage all electronics-based R&D projects.

XL Video Supplies Over 2500 FX-200 LED Spheres to Mumford & Sons Tour

14/01/2013 - Production News

The latest UK arena leg of the hugely successful Mumford & Sons ‘Tour of Two Halves’ world tour featured 2,547 of XL Video’s latest FX-200 product, together with three Pixled F11 LED screens, HD cameras / PPU and crew. The versatile FX-200s were specified by lighting and visuals designer Ed Warren from Next Level Lights.

Panalux Announces Appointment of Kenny Smith as MD of South African Operations

14/01/2013 - People News

Kenny Smith is a long standing, highly regarded member of the Panalux senior management team and his appointment as managing director is a natural progression following many years of dedicated service, loyalty and the undoubted ability he has demonstrated during his time with the company.

Renkus-Heinz Appoints Scott Leslie to President's Post

14/01/2013 - People News

Renkus-Heinz has announced the appointment of Scott Leslie (pictured) to the position of president. Leslie comes to Renkus-Heinz from JBL Professional, where he served as vice president of engineering. His deep industry background includes stints at a wide range of technology leaders including Sun Microsystems, Tektronix, and Altec Lansing. Leslie is also founder of Evidant Corporation, providers of Business Intelligence for IT solutions, where he has held executive level positions since 2002.

DPA Goes On Tour with Rick Wakeman

14/01/2013 - Production News

DPA Microphones were present in abundance at the Gran Rex Theatre in Buenos Aires when world-renowned keyboardist and composer Rick Wakeman played two concerts featuring his best-selling albums Journey to the Centre of the Earth and The Six Wives of Henry VIII

DiGiCo Sales Soar for Stage Electrics

14/01/2013 - Business News

DiGiCo digital audio consoles have proved to be the ideal choice for many as technical specialists Stage Electrics have seen a major increase in their sales.

MAC Vipers a Perfect Match on Mumford & Sons

14/01/2013 - Production News

Lighting designer and operator Ed Warren of Next Level Lights turned to Martin Professional’s MAC Viper Profile for Mumford & Sons’ "Tour of Two Halves" (first half theatres, second half arenas), which hit dates in the UK and Ireland in November and December as a leg on their extended "Babel" world tour.

Artistic Licence Engineering Showcases Multi-Play Rack at ISE 2013

14/01/2013 - Event News

Artistic Licence Engineering (stand 8-R232) will be demonstrating Multi-Play Rack, a lighting show record–playback unit with outstanding memory capacity and Ethernet protocol versatility.

Tait Pixel Tablets Bring Light to Brazil’s Copacabana Beach

14/01/2013 - Production News

Brazil’s Copacabana beach came alive on December 31, ringing in the New Year with music, performance and TAIT’s famous Pixel Tablets displaying stunning video content. Originally developed by TAIT as a sustainable item for the London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies, 11,000 tablets were mounted to 242 nets and installed on either side of the stage, extending the stage 42 metres.

Yamaha Launches Technical Twitter Feed

14/01/2013 - Equipment News

When it comes to customer service Yamaha Commercial Audio knows that, just as with its products, the small details are every bit as important as the big features. This is why the company has launched a Twitter feed for customer service and support, ensuring users always have instant access to the latest technical and training information.

Robe Installed at Patronaat Live Music Venue Haarlem

14/01/2013 - Project News

The latest Robe moving light technology – MMX Spots, LEDWash 1200s and LEDBeam100s - were chosen by Robin van der Plas, head of lighting and media at Patronaat, a popular high-profile alternative music venue in central Haarlem, Netherlands, which has received a recent technical upgrade.

Recording the Unique Film Sound of Les Miserables with DPA

14/01/2013 - Production News

DPA Microphones played an integral part in recording the audio for the film version of the hit musical Les Miserables, which features an all-star cast including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Samantha Barks and Sacha Baron Cohen.

ARRI Pro Camera Accessories for Sony F5 / F55 cameras

14/01/2013 - Equipment News

Continuing its trend of swiftly bringing to market high quality Pro Camera Accessories for the latest DSLRs and digital cameras, ARRI has released accessories for Sony’s new F5 and F55 cameras, making them fully compatible with ARRI support and all industry-standard matte box and follow focus systems.

Lightning-struck Monastery Blessed by Ashly Amplifiers

14/01/2013 - Project News

Mount Saint Benedict Monastery in Erie, Pennsylvania is the spiritual center of the Benedictine Sisters of Erie and a nursing facility for elderly women. Its main chapel seats approximately one hundred individuals, and the sisters hold two well-attended services a day. Recently, the chapel was struck by lightning, which damaged all of the electronics in its sound reinforcement system beyond repair.

Mega Audio Germany Appoints New Sales Director

14/01/2013 - People News

Pro audio distributor Mega Audio GmbH has hired Harald von Falkenstein as new sales director. His tasks include customer liaison and support for the key accounts, as well as the active shaping of the strategic development of the company. He will also lead the internal and external sales staff including sales reps and product managers.

Chameleon Touring Lights Brisbane Festival with LumenRadio

11/01/2013 - Production News

To celebrate Australia’s annual 30-night Brisbane Festival last fall, 3000 square metres of brilliant lighting, visible for over 10 kilometres, lit up downtown Brisbane’s business district. Sponsored by Santos GLNG City of Lights and designed by John Rayment, the festival’s spectacular lighting was provided and installed by Chameleon Touring Systems of Sydney and Brisbane.

Backstage Academy Announces New Year Courses

11/01/2013 - Standards News

Entertainment industry training centre Backstage Academy has released dates for its new year short courses at its base in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

More than 100 PR Lighting Fixtures in Tianjin Grand Theatre

11/01/2013 - Project News

More than 100 premium discharge lamps from PR Lighting have been specified and installed at the new Tianjin Grand Theatre — in the city’s new 90-hectare Cultural Centre.

Robe LEDBeam 100s in the Driving Seat for VW Golf 7 in Serbia

11/01/2013 - Production News

The National Driving Academy (NAVAK) just outside Belgrade was the venue for a four day Serbian VW dealer’s event which focussed on the Golf Mk7 Series. Robe’s LEDBeam 100s were certainly in the driving seat as far as lighting the main presentation was concerned.

Oasis Enterprises Delivers Bosch Center for Oman

11/01/2013 - Project News

Middle East Systems integration specialist Oasis Enterprises have delivered audio, video and lighting systems to The Bosch Center at The American International School Muscat in Oman (TAISM) which opened in May 2012. The Center includes a 524-seat theatre which has been particularly designed for student educational and performance purposes, and serves as a showcase of the arts while also providing an exceptional venue in Oman for local and international performances.

HHB Supports Young Industry Talent with Appointment of Sean Evans

11/01/2013 - People News

Professional audio technology supplier HHB Communications Ltd. has appointed Sean Evans to its professional audio sales department.

Mitsubishi Introduce the new UD740U and WD8700U Projectors

11/01/2013 - Event News

Mitsubishi Electric will unveil the latest addition to its mid-range business projectors at ISE 2013. The new WUXGA UD740U joins the 1080p FD730U model as a versatile, portable, network-capable projector ideally suited to business or education applications.

Martin VC Series of Creative LED and more at ISE 2013

11/01/2013 - Event News

Martin Professional is heading to Europe’s leading exhibition for professional AV, the ISE show in Amsterdam, with the market’s most creative line of LED video products in tow,

The Racecourse Newbury Sees Stars

11/01/2013 - Production News

The Racecourse Newbury hosted BBC Stargazing Live on January 9 where 1,500 budding astronomers put into practice everything Professor Brian Cox had taught them throughout the series with experts on hand for demonstrations and to answer any questions.

Bandits Celebrate Momentous Anniversaries at Annual General Meeting

11/01/2013 - People News

During the recent Annual General Meeting, two Bandit Lites employees, JR Sander and Steve Hoover, celebrated milestone anniversaries, having been with the company for 20 and 30 years, respectively.

Bunyodkor Stadium in Uzbekistan Scores a Multicoloured Goal

11/01/2013 - Project News

The lately built Bunyodkor Stadium was inaugurated at the end of August in conjunction with the celebration of the 21st Uzbekistan’s Independence Day, recurring on September 1, 2012. On this occasion, Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan, has been enlivened for several days by numerous sports events, folk shows, musical happenings and craft fairs enhanced by amazing fireworks and breathtaking city lighting. As a part of this newly conceived metropolitan illumination concept, the Bunyodkor stadium - now the biggest sports facility in Uzbekistan giving home to the local football team - demanded a well-framed lighting plan that would be able to overcome the many structural obstacles this pioneering arena involved.

Allen & Heath Appoints New Distributor in the Philippines

11/01/2013 - Business News

Allen & Heath has appointed JB Music as its exclusive distributor in the Philippines. The A&H brand has been rapidly gaining market share in South East Asia, and JB’s great dealer network, excellent service department and in house technical expertise mean they are able to serve this growing customer base.

ProGuard Hearing Protection Announce Lin-Ear PR20

10/01/2013 - Equipment News

ProGuard Hearing Protection, a leading supplier of custom fit solutions for music, industrial and sporting applications has announced the release of the Lin-Ear PR20 - a universal fit music earplug which will allow users to listen to loud music in critical and social situations without compromising audio quality or risk of hearing damage.

Event Lighting Slovenia Gets Robe Buzz with first MMX WashBeams in Slovenia

10/01/2013 - Production News

Ljubljana based Event Lighting is one of the largest and busiest lighting rental companies in Slovenia. Active in all sectors of the professional entertainment / leisure, broadcast and corporate industries, it has a reputation for excellence - in terms of equipment, imagination and expertise.

POLARaudio Appoint Max Shuter

10/01/2013 - People News

POLARaudio has announced the appointment of Max Shuter (pictured) in a newly created sales and marketing role.

MIDAS is Clear Success at Nobel Peace Prize Concert 2012

10/01/2013 - Production News

The annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert, held in Oslo, saw an extensive network of MIDAS live audio mixing consoles ensure well-loved artists, including Kylie Minogue, Jennifer Hudson, and Seal, sounded spectacular. Hosted by the American actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Scottish actor Gerard Butler, the concert was recorded live and televised to over 120 countries to reach more than 500 million viewers worldwide.

XL Video in More Madness

10/01/2013 - Production News

XL Video supplied full video production including LED screens, cameras / PPU and control, IMAG projection system and crew to Madness’s recent sold-out UK arena tour.

Entec Supplies Sound & Lighting for Latest Bootleg Beatles Tour

09/01/2013 - Production News

Entec Sound & Light continued its long working relationship with The Bootleg Beatles, the most successful and widely recognised tribute band to the legendary British musical group.

Nitro Circus Live ramps it up with Martin VC-Dot 4

09/01/2013 - Production News

Martin Professional’s new VC-Dot LED string was used to dynamically line the 14-metre high "Giganta" take off ramp on Nitro Circus Live’s recent European tour. Used for accent lighting on the edge of the ramp, the lightweight strings of individually controllable LED Dots provided a host of advantages for lighting designer Paul Collision.

Long Reach Long Riders Announce 2013 Route

09/01/2013 - Event News

The Long Reach Long Riders have announced the route for their 10th annual charity motorcycle ride.

Scott Davies Retires From American DJ

09/01/2013 - People News

Scott Davies, vice president of marketing at the American DJ Group of Companies, has resigned his position and retired from the firm after more than 25 years of service. Davies, who joined the company soon after it was founded by his brother Chuck Davies, served ADJ in a variety of positions through the years and was involved in many of its outstanding achievements as it grew into an industry leader. He received many awards for his contribution to the company and the DJ industry, including most recently a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2006 Mobile Beat Show.

Community Provides Loud and Clear Sound for Brazil’s Expo Center Norte

09/01/2013 - Project News

The Expo Center Norte, located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is one of Latin America’s most versatile and comprehensive exhibition and convention centers. The venue first opened in 1993 and has over 98,000 square meters of space for hosting a wide range of events, including trade shows, conventions and corporate events.

AC-ET Supplies Latest Green Hippo HD Media Servers for Cheryl Cole Tour

09/01/2013 - Production News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd’s Video division recently supplied a quantity of Green Hippo Hippotizer HD i7 media servers - running the latest Beta 3.2 software - to creative control and integration specialists, Fix8Group for immediate use on Cheryl Cole’s high-profile ‘A Million Lights’ UK arena tour.

High Demand for MilTec’s LEDHead Batten2

09/01/2013 - Equipment News

Design, manufacturing and distribution company MilTec (UK) Ltd has experienced unprecedented demand for their latest LED batten, the LEDHead Batten2. The lightweight but robust batten has proved popular with both rental and installation companies for use in a wide variety of applications. Demand really took off after a very striking demo system was shown at PLASA in September.

Yamaha Introduces Ri8-D Input Rack and Ro8-D Output Rack units

09/01/2013 - Equipment News

Launched in March last year, Yamaha’s CL Series has already defined a new era in digital mixer performance with its significant advances in sound quality, networking, ease of use and reliability. The company has now extended the product line-up by introducing the new Ri8-D Input and Ro8-D Output rack units, which use the same Dante audio networking to deliver almost limitless system flexibility.

grandMA2 light in control at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

09/01/2013 - Production News

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has taken delivery of a MA Lighting grandMA2 light console which will become the venue’s main, large show lighting console. "It was time we upgraded and the grandMA2 is an awesome console," remarked Brian Nash, AV & production services manager.

Electrosonic Announces Promotion of Paul Taylor

09/01/2013 - People News

Electrosonic has announced the promotion of Paul Taylor (pictured) to sales manager of the Cultural Entertainment and Leisure (CEL) business for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Paul replaces Rob Smith who was promoted to general manager of Service EMEA.

Philips Selecon is a shining star at The Corn Exchange Wallingford

09/01/2013 - Production News

Philips Selecon dealer, Lancelyn Theatre Supplies, has installed a selection of Philips Selecon PLCYC-1 LED luminaires in The Corn Exchange Wallingford. The installation will provide a super flexible, intuitive to use cyc solution for the volunteer-run arts venue, which operates at the heart of the community in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.

Robe Shows Its Metal for VR Steel in Las Vegas

09/01/2013 - Production News

Lighting and set designer Tim Dunn from Gearhouse South Africa specified Robe ROBIN 600 LEDWash and PureWhite moving lights to illuminate award winning VR Steel's spectacular new booth, premiered at the recent Mine Expo International 2012 exhibition and trade fair at Las Vegas Convention Centre.

Meyer Sound HD-1 Selected for TECnology Hall of Fame

09/01/2013 - Event News

The Meyer Sound HD-1 high definition studio monitor has been announced as a 2012 TECnology Hall of Fame inductee by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio. The ceremony will be held on January 26, 2013 during the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.

Bandit Rings in New Year with Widespread Panic

09/01/2013 - Production News

Bandit Lites recently wrapped up another successful New Year’s Eve show with acclaimed rock band, Widespread Panic. The second annual event took place at the Time Warner Cable Arena and included a canned food drive.

DPA Appoints SeeSound as Distributor in Portugal

09/01/2013 - Business News

DPA Microphones has expanded the remit of its Spanish distributor SeeSound to encompass Portugal. The change, which came into effect on January 1st 2013, will ensure that Portuguese customers now benefit from SeeSound’s renowned service and technical support.

ETC Source Four Fresnel lights up Paris Fashion Catwalk

08/01/2013 - Production News

Working at the ‘World’s Largest Fashion Show’ during Paris Fashion Week, event technical manager Bertrand de Saint Pern needed the right lighting for the extreme runway. As he says: “We fitted each of two lines of truss above the catwalk with 50 ETC Source Four Fresnel fixtures.” Seven hundred models eventually graced the 50-metre stretch of catwalk, which was extended into the street for huge crowds to view.

Christie Introduces New Christie Entero HB Display Cubes

08/01/2013 - Equipment News

Christie gave notice that it is driving the future of control rooms with the introduction of its new Christie Entero HB video wall display cubes, based on cutting-edge LED technology with over 1000 lumens capability in illumination and wireless networking capabilities – the first in the world to do so. The system also includes proprietary third generation ArraySync auto-colour and brightness LED video wall management, and improved tiling and scaling capabilities for the perfect video wall display in every application. Backed by more than 30 years in the video wall display market, Christie’s modular display systems “go big” with cubes that feature screen sizes from 50 inches to 80 inches.

MAC Viper on Jennifer Lopez Russian Shows

08/01/2013 - Production News

In November, American entertainer Jennifer Lopez gave performances in  Moscow and St. Petersburg that won the hearts of Russians all over the country. Rental company Euroshow not only supplied all of the equipment for the concerts in both cities but gave lighting designer Sean Burke the chance to try out Martin Professional’s new MAC Viper Profile.

Panasonic set to announce Eye-catching Innovation at ISE 2013

08/01/2013 - Event News

Later this month, Panasonic will be at Integrated Systems Europe to present a host of new display and projector innovations. Delegates and attendees from around the world will benefit from a unique opportunity to tour the huge range of Panasonic products and solutions, with Panasonic technical experts always on hand to demonstrate applications, discuss solutions and answer queries.

OneBigStar debuts new kit with Chris Moyles Live

08/01/2013 - Production News

OneBigStar has supplied production and equipment for the tour of Chris Moyles Live. Chris took to the road with his long time breakfast show collaborators Aled Haydn Jones and Dominic Byrne, along with house band, Rockaoke. Working with Accept Management who provided tour and production management, OBS designed and supplied the scalable set, LED video / mixing, LX and control and mic / IEM packs, along with techs and operators.

Dynacord reinforces Radio ESKA tour

08/01/2013 - Production News

In cooperation with Polish cities, the Warsaw-based radio station Radio ESKA organized a live concert tour called Letnia Scena ESKI (Summer Stage of ESKA) featuring a wide range of national and international talent. In 2012, in the course of a tour lasting several months, ESKA visited 15 Polish cities bringing acts such as Feel, Blue Cafe, Kayah, Piasek, Lzy, Afromental, Robert M., the DJs of Wet Fingers and the French duet The Nycer and Eddy Wata to a wider public. With thousands attending in every city visited, the recently concluded tour was an undoubted success.

Free Registration for PLASA Focus: Leeds 2013 Now Open

08/01/2013 - Event News

PLASA Focus: Leeds 2013 is the essential event for entertainment technology in the north of England. Don't miss your chance to see the latest innovations in pro-audio, lighting, AV and stage technology for theatres, concerts and live events, on Tuesday April 30 and Wednesday May 1 at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

Stealth Acoustics Announces Revamped 255R Subwoofer Amplifier

08/01/2013 - Equipment News

Stealth Acoustics, the invisible speaker brand, recognised for category leading sound quality and ease of installation, will be launching the next generation of its best-selling amplifier, the 255R at ISE 2013 (RAI, Amsterdam, January 29-31).

Viva Forever! Spices up The Piccadilly Theatre

08/01/2013 - Production News

Viva Forever!, the musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls, had its World Premiere in London's West End on December 11 and has the audiences dancing in the aisles and happily humming the whole way home. Cynics may be quick to say this is just another juke box musical designed to pull in the sing-along punters but Jennifer Saunders has penned a dramatic narrative that demands the broadest pallet in terms of look and design. Sets range from a TV talent show with all its accompanying signature lighting and ambiance [more of which later], a houseboat and on to a rather exotic looking Spain that provides the backdrop for the Salsa driven ‘Spice Up Your Life’.

Vari-Lite VLXs Beam New Life into Iconic Australian Venue

08/01/2013 - Project News

A cast of Vari*LiteE VLX Wash luminaires have been installed as part of a massive AUS$136 million revamp of the iconic Australian theatre, Hamer Hall.

ACSP Get in the Fast Lane with the MG KX Momentum Racing Team

08/01/2013 - Production News

A.C. Special Projects (ACSP) Ltd. has supplied Brand Pilot Limited, a strategic marketing consultancy based in Oxford, UK, with a complete touring audio and lighting solution for the promotional stand used at race circuits across the UK supporting Tesco’s sponsorship of the MG KX Momentum Race Team.

Is Unusual Rigging your Favourite Rigging Company?

08/01/2013 - Event News

Unusual Rigging has been nominated as Favourite Rigging Company in the annual TPi Awards, which take place on 11 February 2013.

S+H Supplies Specials for Strictly Come Dancing Final and Christmas shows

07/01/2013 - Production News

LED and visual effects specialist S+H Technical supplied approximately 15,000 additional Pea Lights and other illuminated effects for the Christmas edition of the BBC’s popular hit show, Strictly Come Dancing. This was staged in studio TC1 and the BBC TV Centre, Wood Lane, Shepherd’s Bush, London.

Vivien 2013 Comes to The Special Event Show 2013 in Chicago

07/01/2013 - Event News

CAST Group of Toronto, Canada is preparing for TSE 2013, The Special Event show coming 16-18 January 2013 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. CAST will be exhibiting in booth 400 and will be showing the all-new Vivien 2013, released in December 2012.

Adamson upgrade for the Historic Rialto Theatre

07/01/2013 - Project News

Constructed between 1923-1924 and designed by Montreal architect Joseph-Raoul Gariépy, who specialized in theatre and hospital projects, the Rialto was inspired by the Neo-baroque-style of the Paris Opera House. It is one of the most iconic buildings in Montreal, and is a former movie palace which today is designated as a ‘National Historic Site’ of Canada.

Goodman Theatre calls Sapsis Rigging for lifelines

07/01/2013 - Project News

Improving safety conditions for technical staff members has always been a primary goal at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. When timing and budgets came together after the annual production of A Christmas Carol opened in November 2012, it was time to call for lifelines—and they called Sapsis Rigging, Inc.

Robe Adds Its Voice to Top German Talent Competition

07/01/2013 - Production News

Nearly 200 Robe moving lights added glamour, sparkle and dynamics to the lighting design by Manuel da Costa for The Voice of Germany (TVOG) 2012.

Artistic Licence Engineering Showcases dVnet at ISE 2013

07/01/2013 - Event News

Artistic Licence Engineering will be demonstrating dVnet, its innovative new digital video-to-network converter, at ISE 2013. Visitors to the stand (8-R232) are guaranteed an exciting visual display as dVnet drives Pixel Pad, the LED array product from Abstract.

Prolyte Group’s Halo Glyph lights up London

07/01/2013 - Production News

Cinimod Studio in conjunction with Prolyte Group’s Special Projects Division, Litestructures, has delivered the most epic of public lighting installations to mark the highly anticipated launch of the “Halo 4” Xbox 360 game.

David Manister joins Flashlight Ltd

07/01/2013 - People News

Flashlight Ltd has appointed David Manister to spearhead the company’s business development plans. David brings with him nearly 14 years of experience within the professional lighting industry.

Announcing the Launch of PLASA Focus: Orlando 2013

07/01/2013 - Event News

Free registration is open now for PLASA Focus: Orlando 2013. This will be the first PLASA Focus show to hit the Sunshine State, bringing the world's latest entertainment technology to a local Florida audience, taking place on Wednesday May 15 and Thursday May 16, 2013 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, Florida.

Pearce Hire amongst nominees for the TPi Awards 2013

07/01/2013 - Event News

Pearce Hire has announced that the company has been shortlisted for an award at this year’s Total Production International (TPi) Awards.

Power fuelled: grandMA2 was on the road with the “Nitro Circus”

07/01/2013 - Production News

The “Nitro Circus Live” show is an action fuelled performance led by Freestyle MotorX star Travis Pastrana. It features a star studded array of like-minded friends who push the envelope of freestyle trickery. Recently the show was back touring Europe. Lighting designer Paul Collison relied on two grandMA2 light consoles to control the show’s lighting.

International coolux Connect Conference for Repeat

07/01/2013 - Event News

CAST Group of Toronto, Canada and BlackTrax, in cooperation with coolux GmbH, makers of the award winning Pandora’s Box product family, has announced that the international coolux connect conference will be repeated in January 2013, due to the great success of the first conference in 2011. 

5 Star Cases Supplies Megahertz for Venezuela Outside Broadcasters

04/01/2013 - Equipment News

Wisbech UK based 5 Star Cases - Europe’s leading flightcase manufacturer – has supplied a substantial quantity of cases to OB specialists Megahertz.

TV One Hires Two New Regional Sales Managers

04/01/2013 - People News

TV One, a leading designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge video and multimedia processing equipment, has announced the selection of Scott Kehoe and Steve Sherk as regional sales managers. Scott Kehoe will manage Central/Rockies region and Steve Sherk will manage the Southwest region.

Yamaha CL5s Bring a Smile to Steve Harley Orchestral Show

04/01/2013 - Production News

It’s rare that an artist with such a long and successful career as Steve Harley takes over 40 years to realise a major ambition for his music, but one was achieved at the end of November with a performance at the Birmingham Symphony Hall. With three Yamaha digital consoles managing a complex mix, the sold-out show was a triumph well worth waiting four decades for.

AC-ET’s Rigging Division Undergoes Restructure and Planned Expansion

04/01/2013 - People News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. have restructured their specialist Rigging division into separate Sales and Servicing departments, and are in the process of expanding their Rigging sales team in response to increasing customer needs.

Carl Skeats joins Technical Sales at LMC Audio London

04/01/2013 - People News

LMC Audio has welcomed Carl Skeats (pictured) to their team, joining the London office in Technical Sales.

MAC III AirFX Take a Hammering on Classic Deep Purple Show

04/01/2013 - Production News

Deep Purple lighting designer Louis Ball has just given Martin Professional’s new MAC III AirFX lighting fixture a thorough workout on the definitive rock band‘s November / December arena outing across Europe.

Messe Frankfurt Announces Strategic Alliance with ProSound + Light Guangzhou

03/01/2013 - Event News

Messe Frankfurt has announced the signing of a joint-venture agreement with Chinese exhibition organiser Guangdong International Science and Technology Exhibition Company (STE) to work together on ProSound + Light Guangzhou, which is China’s second largest and Southern China’s largest industry show for the professional audio and lighting industry.

Elation’s Zeus Media Server Provides Smart Video Solution

03/01/2013 - Equipment News

The video revolution is on . . . and Elation Professional is making it simpler and more affordable than ever to produce high-quality visual content on LED video walls, projection screens and broadcast displays. The company has unveiled the Zeus Media Server, a full-scale media server with two full HD outputs and a powerful Arkaos Media Master Pro engine that lets you easily program and play smooth visuals from any DMX lighting desk, MIDI controller or as a stand-alone unit.

AtoV of Manchester Introduce Ultra Bright Projectors from Panasonic

03/01/2013 - Production News

The same 20K ANSI lumens PT-DZ21K Series projectors that helped deliver a spectacular performance for the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony have been selected by AtoV, an industry leading AV solutions and rental company based in Manchester. Having been providers of leading edge AV staging technology since 2002, AtoV provides its customers with very high quality end-to-end Full-HD projection, display and video equipment solutions. A total acquisition of 12 PT-DZ21K and PT-DZ770 Panasonic projectors will refresh AtoV’s rental fleet with most progressive projection technology available and clients will continue to benefit from AtoV’s unique quality control structure.

Projection Studio Enchants the Parks Again

03/01/2013 - Production News

London UK based projection artist Ross Ashton, returned to Gateshead’s Saltwell Park for the Enchanted Parks 2012 event, with a beautifully imaginative large format show "Glass House" celebrating the work of Victorian stained glass artist, William Wailes.

XL Events Supply Super Bright Projection at the BBC

02/01/2013 - Production News

When BBC One’s ‘The One Show’ was chosen to launch the BBC One Christmas line-up, they commissioned arts and technology collective seeper to produce a large scale projection on to the front of the BBC.

A Robe Red Xmas in Slovenia

02/01/2013 - Production News

Slovenia welcomed the 2012 Festive season in huge style at the Red XMas Party, the country’s largest and hottest dance event, headlined by Armin Van Buuren, staged at the Arena Stožice, Ljubljana by Black Pony Entertainment and enjoyed by 12,000 wildly enthusiastic fans.

Clay Paky Sharpy Fixtures Accompany Kelly Clarkson on Her Stronger Tour

02/01/2013 - Production News

Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures are living up to the name of Kelly Clarkson’s Stronger Tour with their punchy performance on the road. "With their very bright concentrated beam and fast effects, the Sharpys hold their own for such a little light," reports lighting designer Roy Bennet. "They really add another layer to the picture."

CueCore at Amsterdam Light Festival

02/01/2013 - Production News

Friday December 7 saw the opening ceremony of the Amsterdam Light Festival with thousands of visitors walking the streets of Amsterdam to view the light installations by internationally acclaimed artists. Visual Productions were proud to have sponsored one of the key projects by American artist Janet Echelman.

MAC Viper Debuts in Russia on Leningrad Rock Concert

02/01/2013 - Production News

On October 6, in Russia’s second capital of St. Petersburg, leading Russian rock band Leningrad played a special concert at sports complex Yubileyny. The event, arranged by company Euroshow, was distinctive for another reason – it marked the Russian debut of Martin Professional‘s new 1000-watt MAC Viper Profile moving head.