News Archive for November 2013

HK Audio Presents Pulsar Powered Speakers

29/11/2013 - Equipment News

Germany - With the new Pulsar series, HK Audio has unveiled a line of powered speakers destined to rock the popular 1000-watt class of systems. Its trademark features include exceptionally transparent, balanced midrange response, paired with plenty of low-end punch. Musicians and bands are sure to love its audio image, say HK Audio, especially artists who value the sound and power of the human voice. The signal's transparency and balance is maintained even when the bass and master volume is increased sharply.

Ambersphere Solutions support Ali Bale and Kings of Leon

29/11/2013 - Production News

Anyone lucky enough to get to a Kings of Leon show this summer will have seen one of those memorable gigs that stay with you for months, even years, after the event. The stunning combination of light and video was the work of Paul Normandale: a designer who never fails to deliver.

coolux Introduces Real-Time Tracking ID Tags at LDI 2013

29/11/2013 - Equipment News

Germany - coolux GmbH, the creators of the award winning Pandoras Box product family, presented a revolutionary new product for real-time tracking and projection-mapping applications at this year’s LDI in Las Vegas.

Robe Lights 2013 Elita Festival in Milan

29/11/2013 - Production News

Italy - Lighting designers Stefano Limone and Gianfranco Saponaro included 12 Robe ROBIN Pointes and eight LEDWash 600s in their scheme at the Teatro Franco Parenti, one of the larger venues at the new Elita Ouverture Festival, a celebration of EDM and electronic arts staged at various venues in Milan, Italy.

CADAC has a Nice day at Dushow

29/11/2013 - Event News

France - CADAC held a second European live sound industry presentation this month, in association with its French distributor Audio2. The event was hosted by leading sound, lighting, video and rigging events rental specialist Dushow at its Nice HQ, and was held in conjunction with DPA microphones and Meyer Sound.

Capital Sound debuts MLA Mini at Virgin Records’ 40th Anniversary

29/11/2013 - Production News

UK - Virgin Records celebrated its 40th anniversary with an extraordinary ten-day exhibition at London’s Studio B1 recently. The event was designed to showcase the amazing talent spawned by Virgin Records over the past four decades.

Martin Audio gives MLA Mini its ISE debut

29/11/2013 - Event News

UK - ISE 2014 in Amsterdam presents Martin Audio with a perfect platform for bringing its dedicated and award-winning control technology to the installation market for the first time (at booth #7-K175).

Outline Welcomes New Partner In Turkey

29/11/2013 - Business News

Italy - Outline has announced the appointment of Display Sound & Light Systems as their new official distributor for Turkey and Northern Cyprus.

Le Maitre’s Investment for Growth Continues with new Las Vegas Location

29/11/2013 - Business News

Las Vegas - As of November 1, Le Maitre USA, LLC re-located to Las Vegas, just 30 minutes off the Strip, and this exciting move for the company couldn’t have come at a better time. With a new president at the helm in the US, further investment in R&D and production at Le Maitre’s pyrotechnics manufacturing location in the UK, and a steady stream of new products being added to their already extensive portfolio, Le Maitre is exceptionally well placed to forge ahead in North America as well as around the rest of the world.

Harlequin Floors helps to get the Ballet Centre of Harare back on its feet

29/11/2013 - Project News

Zimbabwe - When on October 30, 2011 the roof covering both studios at the Ballet Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe, collapsed, it looked as though the final curtain had fallen for the students, teachers and dance companies that practiced and performed in the area. However, with a lot of hard work and community spirit, the refurbishments are now complete including a stunning grey Harlequin Cascade dance floor.

AC-ET Supplies Christie Projector to Clockwork Audio for Projection onto Historic Devonport Column

29/11/2013 - Production News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd's Video division has supplied a Christie Roadster DS+14K-M Projector to Clockwork Audio Systems Ltd to project a series of historic visuals onto Plymouth's 124ft Devonport Column in commemoration of its restoration.

New York’s UN Building Comes Alive with ‘#TheWorldNeedsMore’ Campaign

29/11/2013 - Production News

Friday November 22 saw the United Nation’s headquarters in New York City become home to the world premiere of David Guetta’s ‘One Voice’ video as it was projected live onto the building’s facade as part of the UN’s ‘#TheWorldNeedsMore’ campaign.

High End Systems Enjoys Record Breaking LDI

28/11/2013 - Event News

Las Vegas – High End Systems chose the LDI Trade show to debut four exciting new products that spanned the categories of control, digital, and automated lighting. The expansion of all product portfolios comes on the heels of what has been an incredibly successful 2013 for the company.

PLASA Announces Winners of 2013 Members’ Choice Product Awards

28/11/2013 - Event News

New York – PLASA announces the winners of the 2013 Members’ Choice Awards presented on Saturday, November 23rd at the LDI and PLASA Awards Ceremony. The awards recognised newly released outstanding entertainment technology products. Voting on these awards was open to all employees of PLASA member companies who attended the LDI show.

Intergalactic Trip For XL Video at the 2013 MTV EMAs

28/11/2013 - Production News

Netherlands – XL Video collaborated closely with Ogle Hog to supply video production equipment, expertise and crew to the spectacular 2013 MTV EMAs staged at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.

Robe LEDBeam 100s are Small and Beautiful on Phantogram Tour

28/11/2013 - Production News

US – Electronic rock and art fuse in the eclectic, unique and critically acclaimed sound of Phantogram as the duo from New York State are currently enjoying the crest of a wave of anticipation.

SGM P-5 at RML

28/11/2013 - Production News

UK - “As a moving light specialist we pride ourselves at remaining at the forefront of technology and this unit reflects the advances in LED technology. It is a small, compact powerful LED wash light which is like no other we own.

Clay Paky Winner at Miss America 2014 Pageant

28/11/2013 - Production News

USA – The Miss America pageant returned to its Atlantic City origins this year and lighting designer Allen Branton was charged with lighting the cavernous Boardwalk Hall and making sure 53 beautiful women looked their best whenever the TV camera turned their way. He was aided by Clay Paky Sharpy and Sharpy Wash fixtures from Atomic Lighting in Lititz, Pennsylvania.

Meyer Sound Introduces its Lightest Self-Powered Stage Monitor: the MJF-210

28/11/2013 - Equipment News

Meyer Sound has expanded its on-stage solutions with the new self-powered MJF-210 low-profile high-power stage monitor. Built for the demanding needs of today’s live productions, the MJF-210 is the lightest stage monitor in the company product line, and carries the remarkable sonic performance of the MJF-212A stage monitor, which has been used by Metallica, Usher, Judas Priest, and Michael Bublé.

Eclipse Services Solves Keynote Presentation Crisis

28/11/2013 - Event News

UK – Eclipse Services’ new high quality advanced videoconferencing solution saved the day at a recent conference for multinational engineering and project management consultancy AMEC when at the last minute their keynote speaker was told by his doctors not to fly.

Bandit Lites Awarded Fourth Parnelli Award

28/11/2013 - Event News

Las Vegas – Bandit Lites capped off a successful 2013 with one of the industry’s most prestigious awards as it took home Lighting Company of the Year at the Parnelli Awards. This is the fourth win and twelfth nomination for Bandit, who has been nominated every year since the award’s inception. It is the 21st Lighting Company of the Year award Bandit has won globally.

Additional PLASA Focus Dates Announced for 2014

27/11/2013 - Event News

New York – PLASA Events has confirmed the dates and locations for the next two editions of its North American regional trade show series. Following PLASA Focus: Nashville 2014, to be held on February 18-19, 2014, at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, the PLASA Focus series is coming to Baltimore on May 8-9, 2014, and Austin on September 10-11, 2014.

Stage Technologies helps bring century-old Swedish venues into the 21st Century

27/11/2013 - Project News

Sweden - Working with consultants Runda Idéer AB, Stage Technologies has completed the second of two fixed installation projects in Östergötland County, southeastern Sweden.  The theatres in Linköping and Norrköping, form the “Östgötateatern” or “Östgöta Theatre”, Sweden’s largest regional theatre, together with a third stage in in Linköping called the Elsas Hus “ung scen/öst” (“young stage”). Considered the centre of cultural life in the County, these venues present 25 productions for audiences of over 100,000 per year.  Stage Technologies updated the stage equipment in Linköping between July and October 2012, and completed a similar refurbishment on Norrköping in the same time frame in 2013.

Electrosonic Provides Audio-Visual Systems Expertise for Thea Award-Winning Projects

27/11/2013 - Event News

UK - The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) has announced the winners of the prestigious 20th annual Thea Awards, honoring creative excellence in theme parks, museums and other attractions, and once again Electrosonic has taken part in several of the winning projects. This year Electrosonic played key roles in Outstanding Achievement awards for the Polynesian Cultural Center Revitalization in Oahu, Hawaii, and the Mystic Manor trackless ride at Hong Kong Disneyland.

South Africa chooses its best: MA VPU at Huisgenoot Skouspel

27/11/2013 - Production News

South Africa - Every year thousands of predominantly Afrikaans speaking South Africans embark on a two hour drive from Johannesburg to Sun City’s Superbowl to attend Huisgenoot Skouspel where some of the best Afrikaans artists are heard and the most popular artists of the year are honoured. This year was no different as fans either stayed at Sun City for the weekend, or commuted on the day, to see their favourite performers on one stage during October 2013.

MilTec LED battens for O2 Guildhall Southampton

27/11/2013 - Project News

For many years the O2 Guildhall Southampton has been a popular venue on the South Coast, hosting a wide variety of concerts and events from rock to classical, comedy and sporting, student and private parties, exhibitions, fashion shows and conferences.

PR Lighting appoints Jands in Australia

27/11/2013 - Business News

Australia - PR Lighting has announced that, with effect from November 1, Jands will be distributing its product portfolio in Australia. This appointment brings a wealth of new and exciting products to the Jands Professional Lighting stable and greatly increases the scope for Jands dealers to meet the needs of their customers from the entry level through to the most demanding of professional applications.

Cortmi Provides PR Lighting Architectural Wash for new Ukraine Shopping Mall

27/11/2013 - Project News

Ukraine - PR Lighting’s new generation LED architectural fixtures have been specified to provide a colour-changing wash of the new PortCity Shopping Mall façade in the city of Mariupol (Ukraine).

The World’s First Commercial Outing for MLA Mini

27/11/2013 - Production News

During October, MLA Mini stepped out onto the world stage in its first commercial outing, and took on one of the most challenging venues around. The event was the annual conference of the retail giant, SPAR, and the venue was Westpoint, otherwise known to those in the sound community as a ‘soulless shed’, just off the M5 in Exeter.

Martin Audio Changes German Distribution to new United-B

27/11/2013 - Business News

Germany - With effect from November 23, Martin Audio products will fall under a new distribution umbrella in Germany.

DPA Microphones Creates a Bang with Paramore During Band’s 2013 World Tour

27/11/2013 - Production News

UK - DPA Microphones is drumming up some attention while on the road with the Grammy nominated alternative rock band Paramore for the band’s self-titled world tour. DPA’s d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones and d:dicate 2011C Compact Cardioid Microphones are keeping Paramore’s touring drummer in beat with band mates and fans by delivering clean, clear and precise percussion. Equipped with universal mounts, these mics ensure that every stop on the band’s self-titled international tour features the natural sound of each percussion instrument.

HSL Supplies Brand New Design for Chase & Status Arena Tour

27/11/2013 - Production News

Lighting designer Andy Hurst created a completely new lighting, set and visual design for the latest Chase & Status UK Arena tour which started off their campaign promoting their new album ‘Brand New Machine’.

The Clay Paky B-EYE triumphs at LDI 2013: "Best Debuting Lighting Product"

26/11/2013 - Event News

Las Vegas - Another success for the new Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE. The spectacular LED moving head the Italian manufacturer launched at PLASA 2013 has won another award in addition to the one it won at the London event. It was presented with an LDI Award during the annual trade fair which has just taken place in Las Vegas.

Robe Rocks Award Winning LDI 2013

26/11/2013 - Event News

Las Vegas - Robe Lighting enjoyed one of its busiest and best LDI exhibitions to date at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, which saw their stylish, eye-catching all white booth – complete with spectacular lightshow designed by Nathan Wan – win ‘Best Big Booth Design’ category of the 2013 LDI Awards.

Harman’s Martin Professional) Lights Up New York Stock Exchange for Twitter Opening Day

26/11/2013 - Production News

New York — In one of the New York Stock Exchange’s (NYSE) most anticipated days ever, social media giant Twitter rang the opening bell on Wall Street to market its initial public offering on November 6. A lighting display featuring Harman’s Martin Professional lighting fixtures, provided by See Factor, brightened the façade of the NYSE with Twitter’s globally recognized logo the entire day.

C. Vilar rolls out Adamson E15s for Justin Bieber Colombia Concert

26/11/2013 - Production News

Bogota – Sound company C. Vilar was recently tapped to provide sound reinforcement for the Justin Bieber concert held at Estadio Menesio Camacho El Campin in Bogota, Colombia.

DiGiCo makes The Smashing Pumpkins tour a breeze

26/11/2013 - Production News

UK - Front of house engineer Jon Lemon’s initial association with The Smashing Pumpkins stretches back almost 20 years to 1995, when the US alternative rock band first really made its mark. His use of DiGiCo consoles with them starts just over a decade later, when he took a D5 Live – a desk he had been using since DiGiCo first launched it in 2002 – on their 2006/07 world tour. For their current tour, which started in April and runs until mid August, Jon has opted for the UK console manufacturer’s current flagship model, the SD7, supplied, along with the rest of the PA system, by audio rental company Eighth Day Sound.

White Light Delivers CORE Solutions for Sky Sports Studios

26/11/2013 - Project News

UK - Sky Broadcasting recently turned to entertainment lighting specialist White Light for equipment and advice for the new production setup in their sports programming studio space. The project – revamping Sky studios 4 and 5 for the new football season – involved combining the two spaces with a new layout and design concept. For the project White Light supplied CORE Lighting Colour Point uplighters, Pulsar Chromascape AR111 fixtures, Robe 300LED washes and ETC Source4 Mini profiles.

Black Light Scores Multiple Firsts with ETC’s LED CYC Unit

26/11/2013 - Production News

Black Light has been busy championing ETC’s groundbreaking Source Four LED CYC units. Not only is it the first company in the UK to have the fixtures in its hire stock, it has also recently run a demo day to highlight the CYC’s strengths and has hired out a number of the units for their first ever use in a live event in Scotland.

HHB’s Pro Audio Report digital edition now available online

26/11/2013 - Business News

HHB Communication’s Pro Audio Report Issue 1 is now available in a digital edition that is viewable online.

Pixel Projects Thinks Global, Acts Local

26/11/2013 - Business News

UK - Pixel Projects Ltd is going global. With a significant number of Pixel Projects’ clients having global presence it feels like both a natural progression for the company - and a necessity. Creating a unique offering within the AV industry, Pixel Projects will form a group made up of seven locally registered companies under the same ownership. The new offices are located in New York, Dubai, Moscow, Singapore, Lagos and Rio. All staff will be employed directly by Pixel Projects, ensuring consistency, streamlining and standardising of business practices.

Channel 10 News becomes first studio in Israel to use ETC Source Four LED

26/11/2013 - Project News

When the managers for the news studio at TV station Channel 10 in Jerusalem were looking for new lighting, they knew they would need something small but high powered for their relatively compact studio. They invited ETC’s Israel based dealer Danor Theatre and Studio Systems to visit and discuss a range of different products. As marketing manager Erez Hadar explains: “We talked about the pros and cons of fixtures from several different manufacturers, before it was agreed that the ETC Source Four LED would be the best tool for the job.”

Colour Explosion – the Futurelight DMH-100 from Steinigke Showtechnic

26/11/2013 - Equipment News

Germany - A 100 Watt quadcolour LED and unique colour split effects fixture - the new Futurelight DMH-100 is a moving head that sets standards in playing with colours.

CAST Vivien 2014 Released

25/11/2013 - Equipment News

Toronto - CAST Software Ltd. has announced the release of Vivien2014 with new, this-is-so-real richer graphics, some serious new and improved features, myriad performance enhancements, and some really cool Library additions. Vivien 2014 is the complete package for the full spectrum of event professionals. Vivien users are more productive, more professional, more profitable.

Siyan Invests in New Elidy-S Product for Texas Tour

25/11/2013 - Production News

UK - Lighting and visuals rental company Siyan has made its first investment in Chromlech’s Elidy product, with the purchase of 24 Elidy-S panels which went directly out on the current Texas tour, as specified by lighting designer Paddy Farr. Texas are one of the most successful and enduringly popular pop-rock bands in the world, with a string of chart topping albums and singles dating back to their inception in 1988

PLASA Announces the 2013 Rock Our World Award Winners

25/11/2013 - Event News

New York – The sixth annual Rock Our World Awards were presented at the PLASA Cocktails and Awards Reception on Thursday evening, November 21, the evening before the LDI show. These awards, which recognize ground-breaking achievement by PLASA Members were created to acknowledge the genius of both the creator of technology and the designer or integrator who applies the technology in a real world environment.

PLASA’s 2013 Swan Award Presented to Rocky Paulson

25/11/2013 - People News

New York – PLASA presented its highest honor, the Eva Swan Award, to Rocky Paulson on Thursday evening, November 21 at its annual Cocktails and Awards Reception the evening before LDI. The Swan Award, which is presented only when there is a worthy recipient nominated, is presented to a member who has put forth exceptional efforts in time, expertise and personal resources on behalf of PLASA; been instrumental in shaping and promoting the strategic direction of the Association; made major contributions to the realization of the mission, goals and objectives; and enhanced the value of membership for all.

PLASA Bestows Stewart Award on Paul Rabinovitz and E1.21 Task Group

25/11/2013 - People News

New York – PLASA presented the 2013 Frank Stewart Volunteer of the Year Award to Paul Rabinovitz for his work with the Business Peer Group Program, and to the members of the Technical Standards Program’s E1.21 Task Group for their work on the newest version of the American National Standard for Temporary Ground-Supported Overhead Structures Used To Cover Stage Areas and Support Equipment in the Production of Outdoor Entertainment Events on Thursday evening, November 23 at PLASA’s Cocktails and Awards Reception.

Stage Technologies plays role in National Theatre’s 50th Anniversary performance

25/11/2013 - Production News

UK - The recent "National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage" event, which was broadcast live from the Olivier Theatre on London’s South Bank, was a dazzling blend of live performance and archival footage celebrating the first half century of the UK’s National Theatre.

Harman’s Martin MAC Quantum Redefines Expectations

25/11/2013 - Equipment News

Las Vegas - The market is asking for brighter and more compact LED wash lights. The new MAC Quantum Wash by Harman’s Martin, which launched at LDI 2013 in Las Vegaslast week, is the most powerful response yet to this need, the company claim.

Luc Lafortune to speak in Russia on "Art and Poetry in Stage Lighting"

25/11/2013 - Event News

The famous Canadian lighting designer, Luc Lafortune, who designed - among other things - the lighting at the Cirque du Soleil, at the Turkmenistan’s Independence Celebration Day, at the House of the Dancing Water dancing show, at the Peter Gabriel "Growing up" tour, will be in St. Petersburg on December 5 this year for a unique conference, called "Art and Poetry in Stage Lighting".

First CycFX 8s on Tour with White Lies

25/11/2013 - Production News

UK - The first tour for Robe's new CycFX 8 fixtures is with UK post-punk rockers White Lies, as specified by lighting designer Matt Waterfield and supplied by London based lighting and visuals rental specialist, Colour Sound Experiment, who purchased 32 of the units directly off the booth at the PLASA exhibition in October.

Versatile Clay Paky Sharpys Light Up Ravens Super Bowl Ring Ceremony

25/11/2013 - Production News

USA – When the NFL champion Baltimore Ravens gathered at the team’s training facility for the Super Bowl Ring unveiling ceremony, Clay Paky Sharpys played a key role in the gala evening.

Philips SL NITRO 510s for Richard Martin Lighting

25/11/2013 - Production News

RML’s most recent purchase is the Philips SL NITRO 510. This cutting-edge LED based strobe provides intense bursts of light and dynamic effects. This tightly packed array of over 1300 high power LEDs ensures maximum output and full-field with even distribution. The rugged construction, Showline standard LCD menu system, continuous-on operation and lower power consumption guarantee the SL NITRO 510 is the perfect strobe luminaire for any application.

GDS LiteWare a good fit for the Fashionistas

22/11/2013 - Production News

Spain - The Barcelona Bridal week is a significant national and international event which attracts the most prestigious firms in the sector from across the world. This year, the week culminated in one of its undoubted highlights, the Pronovias show, which took place at the spectacular Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. The magnificent Oval Hall of the MNAC was the setting for what Bridal Magazine described as a "breathtakingly beautiful show". GDS technology was on view in the shape of 28 LiteWare HO (high output) up-lighters.

Harman’s Martin M6 Lighting Console Brightens Hong Kong’s China Day Celebration

22/11/2013 - Production News

China - The National Day of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is celebrated every year to commemorate the founding of the world’s most populous sovereign state. The holiday is observed throughout Mainland China, as well as the nation’s Special Administrative Regions of Macao and Hong Kong with a variety of government-organized events including fireworks and concerts. Recently, the organizing Committee of Compatriots in Hong Kong presented a cultural show at the Hong Kong Coliseum for this year’s 64th Anniversary of the founding of the PRC. To ensure a lighting display worthy of the national holiday, the Committee turned to Tom Lee Engineering Ltd., who deployed several Harman Martin Professional’s lighting fixtures, controlled by Martin’s M6 lighting console.

Christie lights up “A New York Holiday” with experiential windows and in-store gallery at Barneys New York

22/11/2013 - Production News

New York - The “Empire State” meets state-of-the-art display technology from Christie for a spectacular, fully immersive visitor experience this holiday season at the Barneys New York flagship store in Manhattan. Barneys and Christie have partnered again to bring back the traditional family shopping experience in a “bricks and mortar” setting, creating magical windows and an in-store gallery through the use of visual technologies. Inspired by music icon and native New Yorker Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, visual artist Joanie Lermercier and Barneys’ creative director Dennis Freedman, “A New York Holiday” is a series of unique windows facing Madison Avenue and an interactive in-store gallery brought to life by the latest generation of Christie digital display technologies. “A New York Holiday” experience is the ultimate demonstration of what happens when creative retail merchandising meets Christie’s display solutions and technical ingenuity.

Renegade is 100% Design

22/11/2013 - Production News

UK - Lighting and visual artist Nick Gray from London creative design practice Renegade created a stunning 90 metre long video / light sculpture in the entranceway to the 2013 100% Design exhibition at London’s Earls Court Exhibition Centre.

Lighting Systems UK draws on Chauvet’s Full Spectrum for Luminars Big Night Out

22/11/2013 - Production News

UK - Luminar Leisure, the UK's largest late night entertainment group, enlisted the expertise of Lighting Systems UK’s John Richardson – who turned to lighting and video manufacturers Chauvet Europe, supplied by Glastonbury-based Batmink Distribution, to realise its ambitions for the innovative entertainment enhancement initiative The Big Night Out.

Chroma-Q Color Force Illuminates University of Hawaii Installation

22/11/2013 - Project News

Hawaii - Lighting designer Sean Agosta-Bidleman of Prysm Enterprises chose 96 Chroma-Q Color Force Compact LED fixtures to illuminate the spectacular 100 ft high Library Tower permanent installation at the University of Hawaii’s new West Oahu campus.

Melodia takes the largest Outline GTO inventory in Indonesia

22/11/2013 - Production News

Indonesia. - After Vietnam, Australia, China and Japan, Outline is enjoying on-going success with the sales of its GTO line arrays, which have been recently purchased by one of Indonesia’s best qualified and respected rental firms, Melodia Sound & Lighting Systemsp.

DPA Microphones are on the Road and in the Studio with Alicia Keys and Ann Mincieli

22/11/2013 - Production News

US - Anyone who has heard a recent Alicia Keys song, or has attended one of her live concerts during her Set the World on Fire Tour, has experienced the sound of a DPA d:dicate™ Recording Microphone. That’s because engineer Ann Mincieli, who is Keys’ studio technical director and album coordinator and helps with tour programming, uses DPA mics to supply a versatile and pristine sound for Keys’ piano on the road and during studio sessions at Mincieli’s Jungle City Studios in New York.

Iconic musical West Side Story takes to the UK roads

22/11/2013 - Production News

UK - Orbital Sound, the specialist supplier to the broadcast, theatre, event and entertainment markets, has supplied the sound system for Joey McKneely’s vibrant new UK touring production of West Side Story. Sound design for the show is by Rick Clarke, deploying a sizeable d&b audiotechnik T-Series line array system. Orbital is responsible for supplying the sound equipment and technical support for the tour, which is currently booking through to next July.

XL Video Supplies Outdoor Video Solution for UK ‘Days of Ukraine’ 2013

21/11/2013 - Production News

UK - The Firtash Foundation, a Ukrainian foundation promoting Ukrainian arts, recently held the Days of Ukraine festival across three days in London.

Harman’s Martin MAC Viper Profile Series Lights Les Francofolies Music Festival

21/11/2013 - Production News

Belgium - The annual Les Francofolies summer music festival, held in Spa, Belgium, promotes francophone music and attracts hundreds of thousands of fans over a five-day span. ARTO, the Brussels-based production company, handled the festival’s production and lighting design, which consisted exclusively of Harman’s Martin Professional lighting fixtures. As an integral part of the system ARTO deployed 28 Martin MAC Viper Profile moving head fixtures, in addition to several other Martin luminaires.

Turbosound Announces Relocation

21/11/2013 - Business News

UK - Iconic speaker brand Turbosound, headquartered at Partridge Green in Sussex, has announced that it is relocating to new premises. The trigger for the move was the imminent expiry of the lease on their existing headquarters. As a result of this decision, Turbosound’s manufacturing will move to premises owned by Music Group in Kidderminster, which serves as Midas and Klark Teknik’s UK manufacturing facility and Music Group’s European Care Centre

J. R. Clancy: Leading Innovation in Motorized Rigging … Again

21/11/2013 - Event News

US - Back in the 1940’s, the concept of motorized rigging systems for stage use seemed almost like science fiction. The idea that a heavy fire curtain or a giant orchestra lift could move using electrical power was so new that J. R. Clancy’s 1941 catalog used language as dramatic as the effects the company could create

White Light Switches On Christmas for Selfridges Oxford Street

21/11/2013 - Production News

UK - Thousands gathered on Oxford St. to see the Christmas Lights switch on show, featuring Jessie J, Conor Maynard, and James Arthur.

Turbosound Rocks Virginia Country Fair

21/11/2013 - Production News

US - Mt. Crawford, VA, based audio production company Southard Audio provided a Turbosound Flex Array PA system for the Rockingham County Fair, held at the Harrisonburg, Virginia, Fairgrounds in August.

Stars Dance for Robe on Selena Gomez Tour

21/11/2013 - Production News

US - When Selena Gomez discussed the ambience she wanted to create onstage for her ‘Stars Dance’ world tour with artistic director Seth Jackson, she described elegance and style, replete with a touch of classical, shimmering ‘star quality’ reminiscent of the mystique of Hollywood’s golden era.

Philips Entertainment Brings "The Passion of Light" To LDI

20/11/2013 - Event News

US - "We are very excited for LDI 2013 as we have something in store for show visitors that they have never seen before," said Brad Schiller, Philips Entertainment product marketing manager. "Wanting to make this one of the most memorable and talked about LDI shows in recent years, we have created an eye-catching and entertaining production that is sure to captivate all those in attendance."

A Landslide Success for Fleetwood Mac and Chaos Visual Productions

20/11/2013 - Production News

Worldwide - Fleetwood Mac is one of those very few bands who have truly transcended the decades.  Formed in the heady musical melting pot that was the London of the 1960s with the likes of John Mayall, Eric Clapton and the fledgling vocalist, Rod Stewart as their peers, Fleetwood Mac know more than a thing or two about survival.

TC Group Products Nominated for 5 TEC Awards

20/11/2013 - Event News

TC Group has announced that it has received five nominations across its individual brands in the 29th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, one of professional audio’s biggest accolades.

W-DMX G4S at LDI 2013

20/11/2013 - Event News

Sweden - Wireless Solution Sweden AB is ready to wow the crowd during LDI 2013 with its exciting new G4S software as part of USA distributor’s A.C.T. Lighting Booth 1215. LDI will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, November 22-24.

Leading audio manufacturer presents first Scholarship Award

20/11/2013 - Event News

UK - Leading audio manufacturer Sennheiser UK Ltd has presented its first annual scholarship award to Buckinghamshire New University Audio and Music Production student, Bradley Rolling.

Robe Lights Lali’s Solo Career Launch in Buenos Aires

20/11/2013 - Production News

Argentina - Argentinian lighting designer Carlos Gaber used ten Robe LEDBeam 100s and four Robe CityFlex 48s, together with other luminaires for a special event to launch the solo career of local artist Lali Espósito, at La Trastienda club in Buenos Aires.

DPA Microphones Grace the Head of a Prime Minister

20/11/2013 - Production News

DPA microphones played a vital role at Dublin's fourth Web Summit at the RDS by ensuring that key speakers could be clearly heard, despite high levels of background noise.

ShowTex EasyDrape for trade show displays, banner stands, or event venues

20/11/2013 - Equipment News

The Netherlands - The new EasyDrape from ShowTex is now even easier to use thanks to the versatile coupler and telescopic horizontal drape supports with double Velcro. The flexible couplers make it possible to install the EasyDrape system in several directions at the same time, allowing for multiple corners with one coupler.

BMW Utilises a Huge Clay Paky Rig at Frankfurt Motor Show Race Track

20/11/2013 - Production News

Germany – A massive rig of almost 900 Clay Paky fixtures was utilised to track and illuminate a fleet of BMW’s latest car designs for a series of dynamic and fast-paced shows held during the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013.

Adlib Installs L-Acoustics KARA at Cambridge Corn Exchange

20/11/2013 - Project News

UK - Cambridge Corn Exchange has been a well-known landmark on the UK touring circuit for many years and the scene of numerous memorable performances.

Terrace Stand Roofing in Libera and RL105A truss

20/11/2013 - Production News

Italy - The Libera system from Litec system generally interfaces with multidirectional scaffolding, but it can also easily be combined with RL105A truss. Several recent applications have used this type of Libera with High Load trusses equipped with forked connections. Perfectly in line with international standard dimensions, it allows users to optimize their existing Litec truss stock.

Sennheiser UK launches Sound Academy

20/11/2013 - Standards News

UK - As part of its ongoing commitment to providing training and support, Sennheiser UK has announced the launch of its UK Sound Academy.

Burgess Looks to the Future as displayLED Celebrates 10th Anniversary

20/11/2013 - Business News

Graham Burgess started displayLED from an office in his London home ten years ago this November, following 20 years working with industry leaders such as Sony and Lighthouse Technologies. The basis in those early years was brokering used screen deals between rental companies. He has since grown displayLED into a global screen supplier and manufacturer, with clients including the world’s biggest consumer brands and highest profile music stars.

Milos Structural Systems Workshop for Far Eastern Customers

19/11/2013 - Event News

China - Milos Structural Systems conducted a two-day workshop at its factory in Guangzhou, China, on 25 and 26 October for a select group of Milos customers from Indonesia, India, Singapore and China.

Philips Introduces the Showline SL BAR 620 LED Luminaire

19/11/2013 - Equipment News

US – Based on the popularity and success of the Showline SL BAR 600 Series of LED luminaires, Philips Entertainment has introduced the compact and high-powered SL BAR 620 LED luminaire. Offering the same unprecedented output and exceptional colour clarity as the SL BAR 640 and SL BAR 660 luminaires, the SL BAR 620 is powerful 2-foot linear fixture utilizing 12 RGBW LED light engines for a uniform and homogenized output ideal for a wide variety of entertainment lighting applications, and it will be on display at LDI in the Philips Entertainment Booth # 1614 in Las Vegas.

Clay Paky at the Arena with Gianni Morandi

19/11/2013 - Production News

Italy – There were record numbers at the Verona Arena for Gianni Morandi's concert on 7 and 8 October. The show was announced several months earlier and was a sell-out. There was plenty of room for thrills and his songs, which have become veritable Italian music classics since the 1960s. There was also room for memories, shared with his friend Raffaella Carrà, and even time for an unintentional comic duet with Fiorello, who played the stooge and stole the show during the monologue. A series of other guests loved by Italians also took the stage.

Green Hippo Expands Staff Again

19/11/2013 - People News

UK - Green Hippo has added to its team whilst familiar faces move up, in their very Green, Unit 307.

GLP Heads to LDI with New Products and World Premieres

19/11/2013 - Event News

US - GLP comes to LDI 2013 with a host of brand new products and preview showings this year, welcoming everybody from their stand # 675.

DiGiCo SD7 delivers the beast sound for Iron Maiden

19/11/2013 - Production News

Back in the 1980s, those who dismissed the New Wave of British Heavy Metal as a passing phase obviously didn’t reckon on Iron Maiden still selling out stadiums and arenas 30 years later. The band’s enduring appeal means they still tour with a huge production, so a DiGiCo SD7 at front of house is a match Maiden heaven.

XL Video Makes Impact At CFaN Event in Orlando

19/11/2013 - Production News

US - XL Video UK and US operation XL Video Inc. combined resources and expertise to provide LED screens, Catalyst control and crew, plus a dynamic high production value video design to impress followers of the Christ For All Nations (CFaN) Ministry for two shows staged in the Amway Centre in Orlando, Florida, USA.

CT Projects the Magic for Wicked

19/11/2013 - Production News

UK - Wicked, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has taken to the road for its first UK and Ireland tour kicking off in Manchester and winding it’s spellbinding way around the British Isles and Ireland well into 2015.

Eos Titanium for Royal Exchange Manchester

19/11/2013 - Project News

UK - The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester has invested in a new Eos-family lighting system, with two ETC Eos Titanium (Ti) desks at the helm, and an Ion console and a Remote Processor Unit for backup.

The changing face of Doughty Engineering

19/11/2013 - Business News

UK - Doughty Engineering, the leading manufacturer of rigging, suspension and lifting equipment for the film, TV and theatre industry, has announced a restructuring of the company as the business continues to flourish year on year.

Avolites Media Celebrates Summer of Spectacular Ai Visuals at Ibiza superclub BoooM!

19/11/2013 - Project News

Spain - Over the summer there was one major story dominating the Ibiza headlines: the launch of the island's hi-spec new superclub, BOOOM!, featuring a custom made Pioneer Sound System and visuals powered by Avolites Media's ultra-high spec Ai Media Server.

Audinate and Digital Audio Labs Enter Licensing Agreement

18/11/2013 - Business News

USA – Digital Audio Labs has entered into a licence agreement with Audinate to license its Dante media networking solution. The first Digital Audio Labs product to integrate Dante will be the Livemix personal monitoring system, slated to launch 14th January 14, 2014. Audinate is the leading developer of digital media networking solutions, offering the Pro AV industry the most interoperable networking technology system. Digital Audio Labs designs and manufactures high quality products aimed at professional audio markets with a history of industry leading and innovative digital audio products.

EMTO Screens the Club Scene

18/11/2013 - Project News

UK – LED screen and visuals specialists EMTO has specified and supplied LED screen solutions to two high profile club installations in central London, Amika in South Molton Street and Egg at Kings Cross.

Theatre Projects founder, senior consultant to speak at LDI Conference

18/11/2013 - Event News

US - Theatre Projects’ founder Richard Pilbrow and senior consultant Steve Rust will speak during several panel discussions at the upcoming LDI Conference, November 18-24 in Las Vegas. The conference is the largest annual gathering of entertainment technology professionals in the country. LDI is also home to the PLASA Cocktail & Awards Reception which will feature the PLASA "Rock Our World" Awards, of which Theatre Projects is one of eight finalists in the projects category for our work on the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman.

Harlequin Supports Tap Attack Fundraiser

18/11/2013 - Event News

UK - Tap Attack’s annual celebration dinner has raised over £7,000 for the England Tap Team as they prepare for the upcoming IDO World Tap Championships, set to take place in Germany from 3 – 7 December 2013.

Gearhouse continue to build strong relationship with Christie

18/11/2013 - Business News

South Africa – Christie has announced that Gearhouse, the largest rental staging company in Africa, have extended their relationship with Christie through their purchase of eight Christie Roadster HD20K-J 3-chip DLP projectors.

‘Silence in the Square’ - Star Events at Trafalgar Square

18/11/2013 - Production News

UK - A two-minute silence was staged at Trafalgar Square on Monday November 11 giving visitors the chance to unite in remembrance. The event marked the 95-year anniversary of the World War One (WWI) armistice, paying respects to members of the armed forces who had fallen in that war and in all conflicts since.

Out Board reports record growth across all product lines

18/11/2013 - Business News

UK - Cambridge UK based entertainment technology developers Out Board have reported record sales growth in their 2102/13 financial year. All product lines have seen significantly increased business, including the flagship TiMax SoundHub and Tracker audio showcontrol systems as well as Out Board-branded LV&DV Chain Hoist Controllers and PAT4/CAB5 automated PAT and Cable Test Processors.

CADAC licenses Audinate DANTE Technology

18/11/2013 - Equipment News

CADAC has signed a license agreement with Audinate to license its DANTE digital audio networking protocol and develop integration solutions for the two companies’ products.

RHWL Arts Team completes ArtsEd Theatre

18/11/2013 - Project News

UK - A new theatre for The Arts Educational Schools, London (ArtsEd), designed by RHWL Arts Team, has been completed and was opened in the presence of president and benefactor Lord Lloyd-Webber and with a performance of one of his most celebrated musicals. Evita.

PAS Sound Engineering Meets the Specification for Burton Town Hall with Community

18/11/2013 - Project News

UK - Burton Town Hall has recently upgraded the sound in the Main Hall of its Civic Function Suite with a Community loudspeaker system, designed and installed by leading commercial and industrial sound specialists, PAS Sound Engineering.

Robe for Idols in Finland

15/11/2013 - Production News

Leading Finnish lighting and visuals designer Mikki Kunttu is putting his own creative stamp on the current season of Idols in Finland, for which he is lighting, visuals and set designer. Finnish Idols is in its seventh glorious season and also celebrating the 10th anniversary of the first one in 2003 – which was also lit by Kunttu.

Community Adds DP8 Pendant Loudspeaker to Distributed Design Series

15/11/2013 - Equipment News

Community Professional Loudspeakers has expanded its high-performance Distributed Design Series of ceiling, surface mount and pendant loudspeakers with the new DP8 Pendant. Available in paintable white or black, the DP8 is a high-performance, 8-inch coaxial loudspeaker with an attractive tapered style that complements the design of modern open-architecture environments and provides highly-intelligible voice and great musical sound quality for restaurants, lounges, hotels, ballrooms, meeting rooms, retail and commercial establishments, and casinos, hotels and convention centers. With its weather-resistant enclosure, grille and components, the DP8 may also be used outdoors in covered locations.

Colour Sound Goes Rudimental

15/11/2013 - Production News

Super hot chart topping, award winning drum ‘n’ bass band Rudimental completed their first major UK production tour with a lighting design created by Jonny Gaskell, well known for his vibrant and lively work, who was head-hunted for the job by the band’s production manager, Glen Pearson.

Clay Paky presents its new B-EYE at Music Moscow

15/11/2013 - Event News

Clay Paky arrived in Russia this year with a stand chock-a-block with interesting new lights. "Russia is one of the most important markets in the world for Clay Paky," says Alberico D’Amato, Clay Paky area manager. "Thanks to the excellent work done by our CIS representative Slawa Gartung and our distributor DOKA Media, the sales recorded last year in the former Soviet region were the highest ever in the history of Clay Paky, making it one of our top three markets in the world."

PLASA Focus Returns to Nashville this February

15/11/2013 - Event News

After a successful show in July 2012, the PLASA Focus event series is returning to Nashville on February 18-19, 2014, at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

Panasonic Announce World’s Shortest Throw Lens for Single Chip DLP Projectors

15/11/2013 - Equipment News

Until now, short throw and ultra-short throw projection has typically been limited to smaller, lower brightness, fixed lens projectors used in education seminar rooms and in corporate meeting room environments. Panasonic is about to change that with the arrival of the new ET-DLE030 short throw lenses for larger format single chip DLP projectors. With prototype models shown earlier this year at ISE 2013 and at Prolight + Sound shows, engineers in Panasonic R&D operations have since been finely crafting an impressive solution that vertically redirects light cast from projectors at a distance of just 370mm from the projector to produce a bright, perfectly symmetrical sided image directly above it. This is achieved by a cleverly designed mirror system and brings about new and exciting possibilities, unachievable with front projectors especially for applications in digital signage, retail, rental and staging.

LIPA awarded Investors in People Gold standard

15/11/2013 - Standards News

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) has received a prestigious business improvement award. The Investors in People (IiP) Gold accolade was presented to LIPA after an IiP specialist last month looked at how effectively it operates and how it develops and manages its employees.

CCG with Clay Paky in Abu-Dhabi

15/11/2013 - Business News

Creative Communication Group’s (CCG) Abu Dhabi Office has just received its impressive purchase from Clay Paky of the newest Clay Paky arc-lamp moving lights. CCG purchased their first order 36 units of Clay Paky Sharpy Wash 330, an extraordinary compact, lightweight 330W wash-light, with the luminous efficiency, graphic and optical performance of a 1000W fixture. CCG already owns 60 units of the Clay Paky Sharpy and has now added the new Wash 330 with its distinct features.

Clay Paky Illuminates Science

15/11/2013 - Production News

The inauguration of the new Science Museum in Trento was a great success: almost 30,000 visitors, 250 events including thematic meetings, talk shows, other shows, concerts and art installations, more than 450 people involved in the organization, 150 accredited journalists, 25,000 visitors to the new website in the first two days, and 40,000 views of the video Push to add Science. These are the extraordinary figures that document the success of the grand opening of MUSE, an event "that projects the Museum and the city of Trento into the future," as manager Michele Lanzinger pointed out during the 24 hour non-stop inauguration.

Pearce Hire and the challenges of Bird Watching!

15/11/2013 - Production News

Providing production services on a greenfield site can be tricky at the best of times. The annual ‘British Birdwatching Fair’ takes this to another level!

Avolites Media Ai Infinity Rocks Out Demanding Visuals for Maroon 5

15/11/2013 - Production News

Two customised Avolites Media Ai Infinity servers with 6 HDSDI inputs and 4 DVI outputs have handled extensive HD camera feeds and LED screen visuals for Maroon 5's US tour.

RML Disco Kit for Arcade Fire

15/11/2013 - Production News

This week creative Canadian band Arcade Fire took to the stage at Camden’s Roundhouse to kick start the launch of new album ‘The Reflecktors’. To make it even more of an occasion there was a dress code of formal attire or fancy dress, which got both the critics and fans in a spin! The big debate goes on - are they just performing art students who make music or are they really clever musicians? Either way, the new album and the award winning previous ones means whatever they do, they’re great at it!

Biggest Blue Madness to date lit by Bandit Lites

14/11/2013 - Production News

The University of Kentucky celebrated its award winning basketball program with its annual spectacular, Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena. Bandit Lites provided the lighting for the incredible affair, which by all accounts topped the previous years’ celebrations. Stunts included fireworks, illusions, and a suspended screen above the sold out court. Basketball royalty watched and listened as Kentucky’s John Calipari exclaimed, "We don’t play college basketball. We are college basketball!"

Renegade Lights Kansai Yamamoto Show at the V&A Museum

14/11/2013 - Production News

Nick Gray of London based creative visual design practice Renegade energised his specialist skills to produce a radiant lighting design for the high profile Kansai Yamamoto ‘Fashion In Motion’ shows at London’s famous Victoria & Albert Museum.

LynTec to Launch Intelligent Mobile Power Distribution Panel at LDI 2013

14/11/2013 - Equipment News

LynTec, a leading manufacturer of customized electrical power control for professional audio, video, and lighting systems, has introduced its new Remote Power Control Mobile (RPCM) — the first intelligent power distribution panel to bring three distinct new features to the mobile power distribution market. With motorized circuit breakers, current monitoring at the branch circuit level, and remote monitoring capabilities, the RPCM brings smarter mobile power distribution to houses of worship, theaters, arenas/stadiums, and other temporary entertainment venues. Making its debut at LDI 2013 in Las Vegas Nov. 22-24, LynTec will offer working demonstrations of the RPCM at booth 1367.

Star Events Group set the stage for Regent Street Christmas Lights Switch-on

14/11/2013 - Production News

When Bliss Events was asked to manage a much bigger than previous Switch-On of the Regent Street Christmas lights, they turned to Star Events Group for a unique set of equipment.

More Martin Audio AQ’s Boost Bunga Bunga

14/11/2013 - Project News

SSE Audio Group’s installation division has returned to the high profile Bunga Bunga in Battersea to augment the original Martin Audio AQ series loudspeakers with more of the stylish architectural range, thereby boosting the venue’s functionality.

PR Fixtures light up ‘Miss Supranational’ in Minsk

14/11/2013 - Production News

The ‘Miss Supranational’ pageant recently took place over a three-week period in Belarus, with the gala final held at the Minsk Sport Palace.

Flipside Soundsystem invest in Power and Reliability of Lab.gruppen and Lake

14/11/2013 - Project News

If you’re building a bespoke sound system from the ground up specifically for the thundering needs of modern electronic music, then you want the very best components in order to make sure you’re doing things the right way. That’s exactly what Flipside Sound did when they chose Lab.gruppen and Lake for their fierce looking, state of the art sound systems, the first of which has recently been installed in London club, EGG.

Allen & Heath Enters INTRO Festival in China

14/11/2013 - Event News

An Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system and Xone:92 DJ mixer were used at the recent INTRO Electronic Music Festival 2013 held at Shougang in Beijing.

RML at The Paul O’Grady Show

14/11/2013 - Production News

After four years of being away doing other things, Paul O’Grady is about to turn your tea-times on their head as he is back with a new series of The Paul O’Grady show! Starting this week, the new show will be aired on ITV Monday – Friday at 5pm. The chat show will include celebrity interviews, music, stunts and previously loved games including the Organ Game where a member of the audience has to chance to win £5,000 cash. This series guests will include JLS, Jackie Collins, Dynamo, Dido, Cliff Richards and various actors from Coronation Street.

XL Video Highlights the Stars at You Tube Brandcast Event

14/11/2013 - Production News

The power and potential of global exposure in the star-making process was one of the many highlights at a recent You Tube Brandcast special event for 900 invited guests, staged in a large tensile structure at Syon Park, west London, with XL Video supplying LED screens, cameras / PPU and media server control to producers, Flourish Creative.

Robe for New SA Idols Series

14/11/2013 - Production News

Robe moving lights are in action on the 2013 series of Idols South Africa, with lighting again designed by Joshua Cutts from Visual Frontier and supplied by technical production specialists Dream Sets for series producers Sic Entertainment.

Chauvet Professional Colorado 4 IP Fixtures Wash the Royal Australian Navy

14/11/2013 - Production News

The recent International Fleet Review, which took place on Sydney Harbour, commemorated the centenary of the first Royal Australian Navy fleet entry into Sydney Harbour. Events culminated with a spectacular pyrotechnics and lightshow consisting of 30 minutes of complex, highly choreographed fireworks, projection, lighting and live action centered around Sydney’s Harbour and Opera House.

Pablo Espinosa Takes on New Role as Meyer Sound Chief Loudspeaker Designer

14/11/2013 - People News

Meyer Sound has appointed Pablo Espinosa to chief loudspeaker designer, adding to his current role as vice president of research and development. As chief loudspeaker designer, Espinosa will oversee the company’s loudspeaker development strategy, from hardware and user experience design to engineering, as well as long-term conceptual planning for the full loudspeaker line-up.

Turbosound Flashline Helps The MOBO Awards Celebrate 18 . . .

13/11/2013 - Production News

Britannia Row Productions chose a Turbosound Flashline line array system to deliver world-class audio for the 18th year of the lively and irrepressible MOBO Awards. Broadcast by BBC 3 from the recently completed 13,000-seat SECC Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Britannia Row supplied, installed and managed the entire sound system for the celebratory event.

Artscape Extends Artistic Scope with Harman’s Martin Lighting Fixtures

13/11/2013 - Project News

The Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town’s foreshore area is in the process of upgrading the lighting facilities of its three theatre spaces. The centre was originally established in 1971 as the Nico Malan and was renamed Artscape in 2001 under the aegis of the provincial administration.

Chroma-Q Color Force LEDs Deliver Premium Lighting Performance for Wexford Festival Opera 2013

13/11/2013 - Production News

Chroma-Q Color Force 72 LED battens have delivered premium lighting performance for productions during this year's renowned Wexford Festival Opera in South-Eastern Ireland.

Clay Paky with Ligabue, and Jò Campana's spectacular lighting design

13/11/2013 - Production News

Verona - Luciano Ligabue held six concerts in the fantastic and ever evocative setting of the Verona Arena in the second half of September. They were a great audience success. Fans rushed from all over Italy in order not to miss the chance to attend the only live events planned by the Correggio-born singer in 2013. The six evenings sold out in advance in one morning, during which all 72,000 tickets were bought. Besides the usual band, a real seventy-piece classical orchestra enhanced the concerts. Its contribution made the type of music the singer-songwriter performed highly unusual.

Le Maitre to Show Full Product Line-Up at LDI Las Vegas Including Salamander QuadPro and HazeMaster

13/11/2013 - Event News

On their largest LDI exhibition stand yet, Le Maitre, leaders in pyro and special effects, will be displaying and demonstrating their complete product line on booth 1925.

Martin Audio Announces OmniLine Training Courses

13/11/2013 - Standards News

Martin Audio has announced the next OmniLine half day training programmes.

SGM LED Tubes Dominate Belgian TV Show

13/11/2013 - Production News

The Belgian organisation CAP48 aims to change society’s view about the question of handicap (be it physical, mental or social) with enhanced integration. It strives to raise funds for the disabled in Belgium via activities such as an annual TV show, produced in cooperation with Belgian TV channel RTBF.

Purple Group Invests In Robe

13/11/2013 - Production News

Robe caught up with Netherlands based rental company The Purple Group from Schijndel at the 2013 Dance Valley Festival staged at Recreatiegebied Spaarnwoude near Amsterdam … and spoke to their regular freelance crew chief, Rick van Dugteren about the company’s latest Robe purchases.

Avolites Media Ai Servers Power XboxOne Launch at Microsoft HQ

13/11/2013 - Production News

The eyes of the gaming world were on Microsoft HQ for the launch of the eagerly anticipated XboxOne, and the spectacle didn't disappoint, featuring UltraHD media and content powered by Avolites Media AI Infinity servers.

Steven Marshall wins Archant Hertfordshire & Cambridgeshire Business Award

13/11/2013 - People News

Steven Marshall has been titled an "outstanding employee" by the professional judges of the Archant Herts & Cambs Business Awards. Steve, is known to many as the project manager and lead designer for Le Mark Group’s Dirty Rigger Gloves & Accessories division. The judges further added: "It’s not often you come into contact with a young man who has such passion for business excellence and creativity."

Sir Tom Jones rocked Muscat with Outline Butterfly

13/11/2013 - Production News

Sir Tom Jones, the legendary superstar with over 100 million record sales to his credit, recently performed live at Shangri-La’s Barr al Jissah Resort & Spa, as part of his world tour.

GreenEvents Europe Conference

12/11/2013 - Event News

The 4th GreenEvents Europe Conference in Bonn on November 25 and 26 is coming up. The program is practically fixed, and includes an extraordinarily strong list of speakers.

TDC wraps Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge Pylons in projection for Australian Naval Spectacular

12/11/2013 - Project News

Achieving the very first projection onto both sides of the epic proportions of Australia's iconic Sydney Opera House as well as onto the pylons of Sydney Harbour Bridge was by no means a small challenge for any technology company.

Projection Studio Illuminates York Again

12/11/2013 - Production News

Creative Projection guru Ross Ashton from The Projection Studio in London and Sound Artist Karen Monid produced their third son et lumière "Triquetra" in the historical city of York, UK, for the 2013 ‘Illuminating York’ Festival of Art.

Artistic Licence at LuxLive 2013

12/11/2013 - Event News

Artistic Licence, the industry expert in lighting control, is gearing up for an exciting LuxLive 2013 (stand B12). Particular emphasis will be given to two very active areas in the company’s product portfolio. The first of these focuses on products designed to solve the installation dilemmas that are becoming increasingly prevalent in the DALI/DMX crossover market. The other highlights the key dimming products in the Artistic Licence range.

Harman Professional Names Rasmus Mogensen as Regional Support Manager, Asia

12/11/2013 - People News

Harman Professional has announced the promotion of Rasmus Mogensen to the position of Regional Support Manager, Asia, at Martin Professional Singapore. Mogensen had previously served as a regional support manager and in field service technician for Martin Scandinavia. He will now lead Martin Singapore’s service department and report directly to Jonas Stenvinkel, managing director of Martin Singapore.

Harman Professional Appoints Jonas Stenvinkel Head of Martin Professional Asia Pacific

12/11/2013 - People News

Harman Professional has announced the appointment of Jonas Stenvinkel as Head, Martin Professional Asia Pacific with permanent base in Singapore. Stenvinkel, who previously served as sales director of EMEA North, will lead Martin Professional’s sales and service staff in the Singapore and Asia region. He will report directly to Thomas Marcher, director of sales at the Harman Professional Regional Sales Office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

DPA Microphones at the Top of The Class

12/11/2013 - Production News

Children are lovely, but they do have a habit of breaking things, which is why any piece of equipment used in a school environment needs to be very tough.

Strand Consoles Keep the Season Going at Centre In the Square

12/11/2013 - Project News

For over 30 years, Centre In The Square in Ontario, Canada, has showcased international, national and local performing arts and artists. As the region’s largest performing arts venue, they stage more than 180 events per year inside their state-of-the-art main stage and smaller studio performance space. At the lighting controls for both venues is Terry Hynes, Head of Lighting, and at his fingertips helping control the lighting for all the productions are Light Palette Live and Palette VL16 control consoles, plus a Rack Palette tracking backup, all from Philips Strand Lighting.

J. R. Clancy expands SceneControl 5000 console series

12/11/2013 - Event News

At the LDI show in Las Vegas, J. R. Clancy, Inc., presents the latest additions to its SceneControl 5000 rigging control console series, expanding the line to address the entire range of performance venues.

Green Hippo Newest Member Joins Award-winning Hippotizer Range

12/11/2013 - Equipment News

Rackoon is a power-packed addition to the Hippotizer server range. This little 1U rackmount rascal gives six layers of full 1080p HD playback in a shake of the tail. Boasting all the usual features of Hippotizer’s award winning software, Rackoon integrates with all other Green Hippo servers seamlessly. It’s a loveable and helpful little beast delivering a level of functionality to belie its diminutive stature.

MilTec's British Speakers debut at PLASA

12/11/2013 - Event News

MiTec (UK) Ltd showed two new additions to their British built Blakite speaker range at the PLASA show.

Interlite and Clay Paky take Patrick Woodroffe's lecture to Sweden

12/11/2013 - Event News

Sweden's cold October was warmed up this year by the lecture Patrick Woodroffe held in Stockholm. It saw the participation of trade professionals, students and enthusiasts from Sweden, other Scandinavian countries and the Baltic States.

ETC Announces Recipients of 2013 LDI Student Sponsorship

12/11/2013 - People News

ETC has announced the students who have been selected to attend the LDI 2013 tradeshow as part of ETC’s LDI Student Sponsorship programme.

CADAC appoints ETA to handle new console portfolio in Australia

12/11/2013 - Business News

In the continuing expansion of its international distributor network, CADAC has appointed newly formed Australian distributor, Entertainment Technology Australia (ETA), for the region.

Finland’s “Idols“ votes again for grandMA2

12/11/2013 - Production News

Airing on MTV3, “Idols” is a Finnish reality-television singing competition that debuted in the summer of 2003 and went on to become one of the most popular shows on Finnish television. Part of the Idol franchise, it originated from the reality program Pop Idol created by British entertainment executive Simon Fuller, which was first aired in 2001 in the United Kingdom.

LCA Showcase Exclusive Lighting Solutions at BVE North 2013

12/11/2013 - Event News

LCA - Lights, Camera, Action Ltd - a one stop shop offering a huge range of film, television and broadcast lighting equipment, accessories & consumables, will be showcasing the very latest technology solutions from their extensive portfolio of exclusive and other leading brands, at BVE North 2013, Manchester Central (stand C20 - C10). With over 80 years of experience amongst their team, the company offer unrivalled industry expertise and customer support.

Robe is One Big Star for Bryan Ferry

12/11/2013 - Production News

Nottinghamshire UK based technical production specialist One Big Star boosted their stock of Robe moving lights to help realise Rod Clay's lighting design for the current UK leg of Bryan Ferry’s 'The Jazz Age' tour, which plays a variety of venues including London's Royal Albert Hall.

Chilfest Nominated for Two UK Festival Awards

11/11/2013 - Production News

Chilfest – the brand new boutique festival staged in Tring, Hertfordshire by Universal Event Productions (UEP) – has been nominated in two categories of the 2013 UK Festival Awards.

Heavy Duty T70 Track from Hall Stage

11/11/2013 - Equipment News

Hall Stage’s T70 heavy duty track is suitable for large theatres, TV and film studios, cinema curtain tracks and all situations where heavy or long drop curtains are used. T70 is suitable for electric drives, hand winches, hand-line or walk-along operation. The highly versatile T70 Stage Track can be manufactured to meet any configuration required with fixing kits to suit any application.

5 Star Supplies Over 100 Cases to CT Doha

11/11/2013 - Production News

Leading European flightcase manufacturer 5 Star Cases has shipped the first part of a major order for over 100 road cases for live event AV and video specialist Creative Technology (CT)’s Doha, Qatar facility.

Yamaha Gets to the Hert of the Matter

11/11/2013 - Project News

One of many ancient towns swallowed by the London commuter belt, Hertford has managed to maintain a real sense of its own identity, its preserved medieval heart and resistance to town centre shopping arcades ensuring it stands out from the many identikit population centres which surround the capital. A strong sense of community is centred on the Hertford Theatre, where a new Yamaha CL3-based audio system has transformed the house sound.

Robe Has One Minute to Win

11/11/2013 - Production News

Italian TV lighting designer Massimo Castrichella took less than a minute to decide that he wanted Robe’s ROBIN DLS profile, LEDWash 1200 and LEDBeam 100 fixtures on his lighting rig for the latest series of ‘Un Minuto Per Vincere’ (One Minute To Win).

LSC Releases APS Distro

11/11/2013 - Equipment News

In acknowledgement of the changing demands of the marketplace, LSC has announced the release of its new intelligent power distribution unit called APS (Advanced Power System).

Pete’s Big TVs Enhances Twitter IPO for New York Stock Exchange

11/11/2013 - Production News

Video equipment rental company Pete’s Big TVs went to Wall Street to help Twitter open the New York Stock Exchange and launch its IPO offering on November 7.

AC-ET Praises Jack Goff's Debut Season in the 2013 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship

08/11/2013 - Business News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. has praised the performance of industry-sponsored racing driver, Jack Goff in his début season of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship – which ended with a climactic battle for first position and a podium finish in the final race.

Clay Paky New Products at LDI 2013

08/11/2013 - Event News

ALEDA B-EYE is truly innovative for its unique lighting effects; its unmatched versatility makes it a fantastic creative tool. Firstly it an excellent wash-light, with beautiful colors and an impressive 6° to 70° zoom. The beam however can be closed further down to as little as 4°, switching the light from wash diffusion into a parallel beam. B-EYE thus becomes a beam-light for amazing aerial effects. It generates a pulsating bundle of individually controllable micro-beams, each with its own colors and shades. ALEDA B-EYE finally introduces a totally unseen feature: the front lens can be rotated and many little beams are created, that can be unfolded or closed like petals. Adding colors and dynamic patterns, B-EYE turns into a unique effect light, generating countless kaleidoscopic projections, as no other LED fixture has ever done. B-EYE won a PLASA Award for Innovation at the recent PLASA London exhibition.

Mojo Barriers' Gatekeeper 2.0 UK Debut at NFL Tailgate

08/11/2013 - Production News

Mojo Barriers unveiled its new 'Gatekeeper 2.0' for the first time in the UK at the NFL Tailgate Party, Wembley.

SGM Package Provides Dazzle for Faces

08/11/2013 - Project News

Ever since setting up his new leisure company, No Saints’ CEO Steve Thomas has applied his extensive experience in nightclub operation to achieve the perfect mix; and central to this is a killer lightshow. He wasted no time in renewing his relationship with SGM supremo Peter Johansen — and from his first ‘Wonderland’ outing (in Surrey) has turned increasingly to the unique LED solutions offered by the Danish manufacturer to deliver the wow factor.

From Belgium to Battersea, Blueprint brings the best out of SGM’s Innovative LED

08/11/2013 - Project News

The Battersea Power Station recently played host to Shine — Cancer Research UK’s Full and Half Marathon event through the city.

Dan Orton joins L-Acoustics

08/11/2013 - People News

Bolstering its commitment to the fixed installation and touring market, L-Acoustics has announced the appointment of Dan Orton (pictured) to the post of application engineer for the UK and Ireland.

Buckinghamshire New University chooses HHB for Major Studio Upgrades

08/11/2013 - Project News

Buckinghamshire New University relied on HHB Communications Ltd. to supply, commission and install a diverse range of professional audio equipment to meet the needs of recent studio upgrades.

L & L Stage Services Invests in Robe

08/11/2013 - Production News

L&L Stage Services is a busy technical production and rental company based in Herentals, near Antwerp, Belgium, founded in 1992 and run since 2004 by Bart Weyts, Tom Somers and Kris Laermans. They work across multiple sectors supplying sound, light and rigging and are known for high quality equipment and crews.

Panasonic Introduce New lf60/lf6 Series Professional Displays

08/11/2013 - Equipment News

Panasonic Visual System Solutions has announced the new LF60/LF6 series, complementing the current Panasonic LED backlight LCD displays and available as a 55'' screen (TH-55LF60 and TH-55LF6), 47” screen (TH-47LF60 and TH-47LF6) and 42” screen (TH-42LF60 and TH-42LF6). Each series incorporates a beneficial Digital Link function, enabling simple setup and low system costs. The LF60 models offer a dazzling 700-cd/m brightness whilst the latter three LF6 professional displays offer 450-cd/m. Both ranges promise eco-friendly, low power consumption combined with a light-weight, stylish design to ensure operating ease in a range of digital signage applications.

Ayrton MagicPanel602 has it Nailed

08/11/2013 - Production News

Following a successful summer festival tour promoting their new album Hesitation Marks across the Far East and Europe, American industrial rock project, Nine Inch Nails, are currently bringing their show to North American arenas under a dramatic lighting rig that incorporates no less than 126 Ayrton MagicPanel 602 fixtures.

15% Price Reduction on ELC Nodes

08/11/2013 - Equipment News

Networking specialists ELC Lighting has announced a special price offer of 15% discount on most of their range of Ethernet/DMX Nodes.

Clay Paky at the Nature One Festival

08/11/2013 - Production News

Nature One, one of the most important electronic music festivals in Europe, was held once again at the former Pydna missile base, in the Hunsrück area. This year's motto was "A time to shine". Although the festival is now 19 years old, it still looks at its best. The organisers from I-Motion GmbH, based in Mülheim-Kärlich near Koblenz, set up a mega party on several stages.

BBC Pressure Pad with RML

08/11/2013 - Production News

Since the Weakest Link ended last year there has been a slight void in quiz shows around that time of day. Thankfully you can always rely on the BBC to come up with something new and innovative and we haven’t had to wait long for a new show – Pressure Pad.

RML Helps Celebrate 50 years at the National

08/11/2013 - Production News

Last weekend the National Theatre celebrated 50 years by filling its stage with some of the country’s finest actors and actresses for a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical extravaganza. On Saturday night BBC2 aired a special performance which was comprised of a variety of different plays that had run at the Theatre throughout its history. Those included Guys and Dolls, Angels in America, London Road and The History Boys.

Triple E Teams up with Rose Brand at LDI

08/11/2013 - Event News

Track systems supremo Triple E will be teaming up with its long-time US distributor Rose Brand to exhibit its array of industry-leading products at LDI Las Vegas this month.

Pete’s Big TVs Provides LED Video Projection for BET’s "Black Girls Rock"

07/11/2013 - Production News

Video equipment rental company Pete’s Big TVs again supplied the high resolution LED video panels for the BET Network’s "Black Girls Rock!" - an annual show which celebrates positive role models and trailblazing contributions to the arts for women of color.

City Theatrical Launches Mass of New Products at LDI 2013

07/11/2013 - Event News

City Theatrical is launching a load of new products at LDI 2013 in booth 1649, including an exciting new line of LED tape called QolorFLEX, our new D-Series LED Dimmers, the AutoYoke LED (for the great Source Four LED fixture), SHoW Baby 5, and many new accessories. John McKernnon will be demonstrating Lightwright 5 and Broadway programmer Alex Fogel will be demonstrating Moving Light Assistant software.

Sennheiser UK appoints Nick Pemberton as Market Development Manager

07/11/2013 - People News

After three successful years at Sennheiser UK in the role of sales manager, production sound, Nick Pemberton (pictured) has been appointed to a new role as market development manager.

Nieuwenhuis uses LSP 500 PRO PA systems from longtime partner Sennheiser

07/11/2013 - Project News

Matching the breadth of customer needs with innovative technology and dependable service has kept Dutch AV specialist Nieuwenhuis at the top of its game for nine decades. For sixty years the company has relied on Sennheiser equipment. With its most recent purchase of the new Sennheiser LSP 500 PRO PA system, Nieuwenhuis endorses its successful collaboration with the German audio specialist.

Total Solutions – from Lincoln to Dubai

07/11/2013 - Project News

Since its official launch back in April of this year, OV Truss from Total Solutions Group (TSG) has found many willing adherents. The winning combination of lighter-weight and lower cost coupled with a strength gain of 15 percent against any other comparable truss is compelling. Yet even with that triple feature set there are other reasons why users have been quick on the uptake of OV Truss and these are all about the very practical considerations made by the end users.

Safety first, as Dube Tradeport changes to Lighthouse LED screens

07/11/2013 - Project News

Continuing Lighthouse Technologies’ global expansion, four LED screens have been installed on the main access roads to the Dube TradePort precinct in South Africa.

Die Lauser brings the haus down with DiGiCo

07/11/2013 - Production News

Fusing traditional local music with Europop, contemporary rock and an unusual fixation with Scotland, Austrian quintet Die Lauser has a remarkably large fanbase. Playing around 120 shows a year with DiGiCo consoles, the band’s recent foray to the USA proved how effective the company’s new SD Convert software is.

Clay Paky at the Wolfsburg Water and Fire Show

07/11/2013 - Production News

This summer water was the real star at the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, where the largest water show in the world, called "Made in Germany", is produced and choreographed. Four performances were held during the week, each one consisting of extraordinary effects using more than 70 metres of fountains and 15 metres of firework displays - all accompanied by an amazing light show.

Robe Goes Dancing in South Africa

07/11/2013 - Production News

Robe’s latest LED moving lights are being used in great style to light the current series of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ in South Africa, which is being recorded at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s Renaissance Centre venue in downtown Johannesburg.

New Zealand PA Company Invest in GLD-112 and Qu-16 Digital Consoles

07/11/2013 - Production News

New Zealand PA company, High Definition Audio Visual Ltd (HDAV), has invested in two Allen & Heath digital consoles, a Qu-16 rackmount mixer, and the new GLD-112 with accompanying AR2412 and AR84 for additional stage and FOH I/O racks.

Jersey Boys take on Holland

07/11/2013 - Production News

Orbital Sound reports that it has supplied the sound system for the Dutch production of the hit musical Jersey Boys, featuring the music and story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and with sound design by Steve Canyon Kennedy. The system deploys the Meyer Sound MICA compact high-powered curvilinear array speaker, supported by d&b audiotechnik E0 compact

LDR Appoint Valook for Chile

07/11/2013 - Business News

Luci della Ribalta (LDR) of Italy has reinforced its distribution network in South America by appointing Iluminacion Profesional Valook SA as its distributor for Chile. The new distribution partnership was announced during PLASA London at the beginning of October following a meeting at the LDI show in Las Vegas.

Clay Paky Joins Black Sabbath’s Reunion Tour

07/11/2013 - Production News

Heavy metal icon Black Sabbath continues its Reunion Tour in Latin America and Europe with a large complement of Clay Paky Sharpy and Sharpy Wash lights. The tour celebrates the band’s reunion last year and supports their album "13", the first with Ozzy Osbourne since 1978.

Outline: it’s time to go iMode

07/11/2013 - Equipment News

Outline has dedicated a web site to its "iMode" platform, an innovation opening up new inroads in terms of audio system control.

From Here to Eternity with White Light

07/11/2013 - Production News

From Here To Eternity, the new musical based on the celebrated 1953 film and 1951 novel, has just opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London’s West End. Produced by Tim Rice, who also penned the lyrics, the show features music by Stuart Brayson and book by Bill Oakes. The show is using lighting equipment supplied by entertainment lighting specialist White Light.

Prolight + Sound 2014: a Month Earlier than Usual

07/11/2013 - Event News

Prolight + Sound, the international fair of technologies and services for events, installation and production, has already switched on the spotlight for 2014 because next year’s edition will be held at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre a month earlier than usual, from 12 to 15 March 2014.

Jands Vista Provides Recipe for Lighting Success on Peter Gabriel World Tour

06/11/2013 - Production News

Lighting designer Rob Sinclair has used a Jands Vista L5 lighting and media control console to deliver an atmospheric visual feast for the latest Peter Gabriel 'Back to Front' world tour.

HES Announces Release of Hog 4 Version 2.0 software

06/11/2013 - Equipment News

Following the extremely successful HOG4 launch and due to incredibly high demand, High End Systems has released a new version of software. This software has more than a dozen new major features that add further value for existing Hog 4 users as well as new purchasers going forward.

Overture Center Installs L-Acoustics at Historic Capitol Theater

06/11/2013 - Project News

First opened in 1928, the Capitol Theater is the oldest and second largest venue in Madison, Wisconsin's Overture Center for the Arts complex, which today encompasses seven performance facilities and four art galleries. Despite undergoing a major renovation project eight years ago that halved the historic vaudeville house's capacity to approximately 1,100 seats, the Capitol's sound reinforcement system hadn't been updated for nearly two decades, prompting the recent installation of a new L-Acoustics amplifier and loudspeaker package.

Adlib Continues Liverpool Connection for Lawson Tour

06/11/2013 - Production News

Liverpool UK based rental specialist Adlib continued a busy autumn season supplying a lighting, sound and trucking package to the UK section of chart-busting pop-rock band Lawson's recent UK tour.

Syncrolite Shines on Dallas Aurora

06/11/2013 - Production News

Nearly 90 contemporary works of light, sound, performance and projection art recently transformed the downtown Dallas Arts District into a new media art exhibition called Dallas Aurora 2013. Syncrolite, the Dallas-based theatrical and architectural lighting manufacturer, played a role as one of the lighting exhibits in this 19-square-block event.

QED’s Christie HD8K’s Enhance Movie Realism at Shepperton Studios

06/11/2013 - Production News

Christie HD8K 3-chip 1920 x 1080 HD projectors have completed one of their most unusual ever tours of duty, following a one-month deployment on a film set at Shepperton Studios for the new British independent film called ‘Last Passenger’.

QSC Loudspeakers Scale New Heights in Lebanon

06/11/2013 - Project News

While ski-ing may not be a sport readily associated with Lebanon, the country is in fact home to the highest mountains in the Middle East, and has been home to several fully equipped resorts since the 1960s. The recent refurbishment of Le 1700, one of the best après-ski restaurants in the resort of Faqra, has seen the installation of a QSC sound system based on K and KW Series Active Loudspeakers, courtesy of Beirut-based QSC distributor Techno Sound.

DPA Microphones Enhances Main Stage Talent at Annual Monterey Jazz Festival

06/11/2013 - Production News

The Monterey Jazz Festival is one of the longest consecutively running jazz festivals and has featured some of the most riveting performances from such music industry icons as Billie Holiday, Etta James and Louis Armstrong since its inception more than 50 years ago. Since then, the bar has been set high, so that show audiences, which have grown to more than 8,000 at the arena stage alone, now expect the legacy to live on with outstanding performances each and every year. In order to not disappoint, sound engineers work behind the scenes to address the challenges of having to deliver clear sound in an open arena setting with minimal visibility of mics. DPA Microphones’ d:screet 4060 Omnidirectional offers just the solution, as its low-profile, natural sound accommodates engineers for every performance or environment.

Clay Paky Lighting Fixtures Wrap a Summer on the Road with the 311Tour

06/11/2013 - Production News

Omaha-based alternative rock band 311 completed its summer Unity Tour 2013, and a large complement of Clay Paky lighting went along for the 26-show ride coast-to-coast. The tour marked the eleventh consecutive summer the band has headlined amphitheaters across the country.

AOTO M10 welcomes New King in Netherlands

06/11/2013 - Production News

AOTO, together with their partner Faber Audiovisuals, provided a total of 300sq.m of their M10 screen for the new king’s celebration in Netherlands.

CT forms Media Solutions Team

06/11/2013 - Business News

Creative Technology (CT) has formed a new creative team within their London business. The "Media Solutions", team will focus on managing the increasing demand for specialist media management and delivery systems. Media Solutions will be responsible for the development and promotion of ideas and innovation whilst enabling the company to engage further with clients and creative partners in a more pro-active manner at the earlier stages of project development.

Leader Light appoints Dimatec as French Distributor

06/11/2013 - Business News

After a meeting at PLASA London and a visit to France, Leader Light has announced a new French distributor. From the 1st November 2013, Dimatec will be the strategic distributor of the full range of Leader Light´s professional and architectural lighting products.

New Volkslicht Spot brings GLP Spot One’s Award-winning Technology to Wider Market

05/11/2013 - Equipment News

Based on the ground-breaking and award-winning impression Spot One, GLP has produced a smaller, lighter and less expensive version, known as the Volkslicht Spot — aimed at a wider fixed installation and rental customer base.

RZI Lighting steps up the pace with GLP impressions

05/11/2013 - Production News

New Orleans-based rental and sales company, RZI Lighting, has been intensifying its relationship with GLP Inc during the past year — partly based on the quality and popularity of new age LED heads like the impression X4 and budget-conscious Volkslicht Spot — but also as a result of the support he knows he can rely on from the Californian-based company.

New XL Video Hybrid LED Screen Debuts with Ellie Goulding

05/11/2013 - Production News

XL Video's brand new Hybrid 18mm LED screen made its touring debut on the recent UK leg of Ellie Goulding’s "Halcyon Days" tour, where it was specified by lighting and visuals designer Cate Carter of Bryte Design and integrated into her vibrant production design for the tour.

Britannia Row Productions heard and not seen at London Fashion Week

05/11/2013 - Production News

Britannia Row Productions is no stranger to London Fashion Week but every year is different. The show is renowned for using some of the capital’s most individual settings to show off designers’ collections, each with their own idiosyncratic acoustic profile or unique challenge for the audio supplier.

TiMax at the Core of spectacular Handen Culture and Arts Centre

05/11/2013 - Project News

China’s Handen Culture and Arts Centre is a green architectural dream, strongly characterized by its stunning hybrid concrete and steel ellipsoid structure, which is also built to withstand substantial seismic pressures.

Yamaha has the Last Laugh with Sara Kroos

05/11/2013 - Production News

Award-winning comedienne Sara Kroos is a familiar face on stage and screen in the Netherlands, enjoying a high level of popularity thanks to regular television appearances and live tours. Her current tour is titled Van Jewelste and features a Yamaha CL1 digital mixing system.

AC-ET Exhibits Leading Technologies at BVE North 2013

05/11/2013 - Event News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd will showcase a selection of the very latest cutting edge lighting and video solutions alongside their in-house Express custom cable, custom gel, and lamp services at BE North (12-13 November at Manchester Central). Also on display will be a selection of stands and grip from both Manfrotto and Avenger, as well as other consumables available for next day delivery (Stand C20-C10).

Harlequin Sponsor CDET Awards Scheme

05/11/2013 - Business News

Harlequin Floors has been named as a sponsor of the Recognised Awards Scheme offered by the Council for Dance Education and Training (CDET) – the quality assurance and membership body for the UK’s professional dance and musical theatre industries.

MA Lighting Ship Shape for Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review

05/11/2013 - Production News

The Royal Australian Navy International Fleet Review symbolised 100 years since Australia welcomed their first Naval Fleet into Sydney Harbour. It was Imagination Australia’s job to celebrate that milestone in a way the entire city and the world would take notice of. The spectacular was created in seven acts, from introducing the original fleet, through 100 years of service to Australia, current capabilities, a moment of reflection for the fallen and a finale to rival Sydney New Year’s Eve. Imagination conceived, wrote, designed and produced every element of the show. For the first time ever, fireworks were launched from seven warships, combining with a light show from 28 land and ship locations, a 30-minute projection show, live action on-board ships plus aerial flyovers from the Navy and Air Force. This was all choreographed to a soundtrack taking the viewer on a 100-year journey of the Royal Australian Navy.

ETC Gio control for Danish theatre

05/11/2013 - Project News

Anyone who has ever bought expensive new lighting control hardware will know that the decision making process can be a long, challenging process. So when the staff at Svalegangen, a theatre in the western Danish city of Aarhus, started looking for new control desks for their 200-seat main theatre and touring needs, they weren’t expecting to make a quick purchase.

Robe Appoints Bob Schacherl as CEO of Robe Lighting Inc.

04/11/2013 - People News

Robe Lighting has announced the appointment of Bob Schacherl as CEO of its US based operation, Robe Lighting Inc.

Projection Studio Enchants Wolverhampton

04/11/2013 - Production News

Projection and digital art specialist Ross Ashton of London based The Projection Studio created two spectacular projection works in Wolverhampton, West Midlands for the inaugural Wolverhampton Enchanted City event, which attracted up to 8000 people each evening into the city centre.

Meet the Predecessor of Theatre for a New Audience’s New Theatre

04/11/2013 - Project News

When the Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage at Theatre for a New Audience’s Polonsky Shakespeare Center opened on November 2, at 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, well-travelled theatregoers may get a sense of deja vu.

Sports and Concert Centre Kursk, Russia

04/11/2013 - Project News

A new sports and concert centre has opened in the city of Kursk. This project has once again confirmed that combined technological solutions make the joint efforts of building companies and technology contractors easier.

Black Light Launches Two Explosive Pyrotechnic Offers for November

04/11/2013 - Business News

As part of its on-going 30th birthday celebrations, Black Light is offering 30% off all pyrotechnic hardware hires (subject to availability). It is also running a ‘3 for 2’ offer on all Le Maitre pyrotechnic sales. Both offers run throughout November and usual terms and conditions apply.

Prolight + Sound Launches Exhibitor Campaign for 2014

04/11/2013 - Event News

The next Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt am Main will be held from 12 to 15 March 2014 and the registration process for the world’s biggest trade fair for the event sector is in full swing.

W-DMX at MusicHall Dubai

01/11/2013 - Project News

Wireless Solution Sweden AB is creating magic at the new MusicHall in Dubai with a system that provides an intelligent solution to a multi-use space. The venue is the second of a concept opened by brothers Michel and Jean Elefteriades who opened the original MusicHall in Beirut 10 years ago. It serves as a live entertainment hot spot as well as restaurant and nightclub.

Solaris LED Flare Receives PLASA Award for Sustainability

01/11/2013 - Event News

At this year’s PLASA Show Awards Ceremony, October 7 at ExCel, London, the Solaris LED Flare lighting and effects fixture was honoured with the coveted PLASA Sustainability Award. The eco-friendly concept behind the Flare’s design was recognized by the PLASA Innovation Award judges, who said: “This multi-purpose, energy efficient product will save loads of energy by replacing and eliminating the massive power consumption of existing fixtures including strobes, audience blinders, and wash lights.”

XL Events Realigned to XL Video as Company Focuses on Single Brand

01/11/2013 - Business News

In 2009 XL Video started XL Events as a specialist division to focus on supplying the corporate and events industry with its technical AV equipment and services. Since that time XL Video and XL Events have seen continual growth in the corporate video solutions market.

Yamaha Audio System for Capitol Theatre in Wroclaw

01/11/2013 - Project News

Once described by tourist guides as ‘the most beautiful cinema in Europe’, the Capitol Theatre in the Polish city of Wroclaw has led a chequered existence. But a multi-million zloti rebuild and restoration saw the venue reopen in September with a whole new lease of life… and a comprehensive Yamaha audio system at its heart.

New LED-based Christie Mirage WQ-L Stereoscopic Projector

01/11/2013 - Equipment News

Christie has, announced the expansion of its Mirage Series of high-performing 2D and 3D projectors with the launch of the Christie Mirage WQ-L, an LED-based 1-chip DLP projection system with WQXGA (2560 by 1600) resolution and 800 ANSI lumens for sharp images and exceptionally accurate and lifelike colours. Offering a stable and reliable LED light engine rated at 60,000-hours (approximately 6.5 years) life cycle, the Christie Mirage WQ-L includes Christie ArrayLOC for synchronised colour and brightness management, which reduces calibration requirements.

New Stock Alert from RML

01/11/2013 - Equipment News

Richard Martin Lighting (RML) has announced that they have recently added the Chauvet Nexus 4x4 to their already extensive inventory and that the fixtures are available for hire immediately.

The Showman’s Show 2013

01/11/2013 - Event News

The Showman’s Show was unseasonably warm this year with the odd shower of rain on the first morning but no one was expecting snow, which is exactly what visitors encountered as they exited the exhibition hall into the main showground, courtesy of the new special effects division of MTFX. This was just one of the many new products that were launched at this year’s Show.

Optocore Intercom Connectivity takes off in UAE

01/11/2013 - Event News

Thomsun Trading, Optocore’s Dubai-based distributors, found that their creative presentation of the German manufacturer’s intercom devices at InfoComm MEA paid dividends, and they received some excellent new enquiries as a result.  

Avery Fisher Hall Acquires Robert Juliat Cyrano Followspots

01/11/2013 - Project News

Avery Fisher Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic, has taken delivery of two DMX-controlled Robert Juliat Cyrano followspots from PRG/NJ. Avery Fisher Hall is part of The Lincoln Center complex on the west side of Manhattan. The concert hall, which is used for a wide variety of events, opened in 1962 and has a capacity of 2,738 seats.