News Archive for March 2013

J.R. Clancy creates custom beacon for One World Trade Center

28/03/2013 - Project News

Building one of the brightest beacons in the world—the one that will shine from the top of the new One World Trade Center tower in lower Manhattan—is the kind of challenge that comes around once in a lifetime.

coolux presents new Pandoras Box Version 5.5 and Quad Broadcast Server

28/03/2013 - Equipment News

coolux will present their new Pandoras Box Version 5.5 at this year’s NAB, Prolight+Sound and infoComm China exhibitions. This latest version of the award winning Pandoras Box product family will include a groundbreaking 3D object calibration feature.
The new tool is defined by its extreme user friendliness, when it comes to realising 3D warping applications. All one needs to do is to define four points on an actual object and the software’s calibration feature will automatically map an appropriate 3D file on to the physical object’s surface. The high accuracy of this feature will save valuable time in any kind of production setup.

Saxon shoot ‘Sacrifice’ at LS-Live

28/03/2013 - Production News

British heavy metal band Saxon descended upon the LS-Live studio in Wakefield to make and film the music video to their chart-topping new single 'Sacrifice'.

POLARaudio Solve Campus Conundrum at Warwick University

28/03/2013 - Project News

Warwick University is situated on a 700-acre campus near the city of Coventry. It has a strong reputation as a centre of academic excellence and sits consistently in the top ten of all UK university league tables. The campus serves 22,000 students and is constantly evolving and developing as a result of continuing and significant investment. As well as providing teaching and accommodation environments for its students the university campus is also a focus for the wider community in the shape of the Warwick Arts Centre and the University Sports Centre.

Klotz Cables ProAVM Catalogue in tried-and-tested Pocket Size

28/03/2013 - Equipment News

The new Klotz Cables ProAVM catalogue "Professional Bulk Cables No. 1" is a handy pocket-size guide to the full range of Klotz professional cable products, clearly and concisely presenting a wealth of information in its 276 pages.

ShowTex in Frankfurt

28/03/2013 - Event News

At Prolight and Sound 2013 ShowTex will demonstrate its collection of stage and cinema screens as well as the enhanced HiSpeed Roll Up hardware system for fast screen motion and the improved EasyDrape system.

Blockbuster Launches for Martin at Prolight + Sound 2013

28/03/2013 - Equipment News

With several blockbuster product launches, contests and special events on the agenda, this year’s Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt promises to be both a busy and fun affair for Martin Professional.

Stage Technologies Announces UK Stage Automation Training Courses

28/03/2013 - Standards News

Stage Technologies is pleased to announce its 2013 schedule of UK-based training courses, to take place at its London office in July and October. Popular courses “Introduction to Stage Automation” and “Introduction to eChameleon” are joined this year by a more advanced session on “3ds Max Toolkit and Stage Technologies Sculptor Suite,” which aims to give participants the opportunity to create, live-record and edit multi-dimensional paths and profiles.

Closing Keynote Speaker Confirmed for PLASA Focus: Leeds 2013

28/03/2013 - Event News

'It's About Time.' That's the bold declaration posed by the founder of both Turbosound and Funktion-One, Tony Andrews as he rounds off the Professional Development Programme in style on Wednesday afternoon at 3.35pm. One of pro audio's true originals, Tony has spent a lifetime creating ground-breaking loudspeaker systems for the live entertainment industry. A genuine pioneer who has never chosen to take the easy route or fashionable option, his singular perspective on exactly how and where pro audio goes from here provides the perfect end to PLASA Focus: Leeds 2013.

XL Events Supplies Video for HTC’s New Flagship Mobile Launch

28/03/2013 - Production News

HTC recently launched their brand new flagship mobile phone, the HTC One, at two simultaneous events in London and New York.

Danley gets into the Ivy League

27/03/2013 - Project News

The Hun School of Princeton is a private school for students in sixth grade through high school. Located near Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, the school serves five-hundred students from over a dozen states and nearly two-dozen countries. A third of the students board there. School assemblies, dramatic and musical performances, and other events take place in the Hun School’s 350-seat proscenium theater, but a low ceiling and overly-diffuse loudspeakers had given the it poor sound reinforcement for many years. Recently, the school hired local A/V design and integration firm Reid Sound, Inc. to identify the weak links in its sound reinforcement chain and to make strategic improvements on a budget. Reid Sound installed Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and a subwoofer. Their combination of high fidelity and excellent pattern control elevated the theater’s sound quality from poor to excellent.

Bandit Lites Launches for New and Used Gear

27/03/2013 - Business News

Bandit Lites has announced the launch of its new e-commerce website The new site ( will feature used and new gear for sale, including lamps, fixtures, consoles, effects and foggers.

5 Star Has A Case In Point

27/03/2013 - Production News

Leading European flightcase specialist 5 Star has delivered a new order of cases to Sutton, Surrey, based rental and technical solutions provider Point Source Productions to house a variety of new lighting equipment including control and both conventional and moving lights.

Sennheiser UK launches Sound Academy

27/03/2013 - Business News

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

L-Acoustics deploys the KSE Accreditation Program

27/03/2013 - Business News

Since the introduction of the K Systems Standard in 2008 L-Acoustics has trained over 2200 technicians in over 270 training sessions worldwide.

Meyer Sound Appoints Chris Mead as Middle East Technical Support Manager

27/03/2013 - People News

Meyer Sound has announced the appointment of Chris Mead (pictured) as the company’s Middle East technical support manager. Based at the Meyer Sound Middle East office in Dubai, Mead will be responsible for providing technical support to customers throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Indian sub-continent.

Prism Sound Shows the new Lyra Audio Interface at Prolight + Sound 2013

27/03/2013 - Equipment News

European studio producers, musicians and DJs will have their first opportunity to see Prism Sound’s new Lyra family of Audio Interfaces at this year’s Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt (Hall 5.1, stand B50A).

Sharpys Are Allowed for the Girls

27/03/2013 - Production News

Peter Barnes really is one of those lighting designers who needs little introduction. Dubbed as ‘the UK’s guru of pop lighting’, Barnes has been lighting shows for nearly 40 years; it is safe to say that he knows more than a thing or two about what works well on a stage. Equally at home on the big event spectacular, the Saturday night TV talent show or the touring stage production, Barnes has an enviable reputation amongst his peers.

Robe Sparkles for Haute Coiffure Française Trophy

27/03/2013 - Production News

Robe MMX Spots together with ColorWash and ColorSpot 700E ATs were used by LD Nicky Tisserand and DoP Encre Brune to light the final of the prestigious 2013 Haute Coiffure Française Trophy (HCT) event in Paris.

SGM Illuminates Christ Light

27/03/2013 - Project News

In Southern Brazil, on the coast of Santa Catarina, sits one of the world’s largest Art Deco statues. At the top of Morro de la Cruz (Hill of the Cross), the statue of Jesus Christ stands overlooking the city of Balneário Camboriú, with one arm outstretched, welcoming visitors from near and far, and the other carrying a symbol of the sun.

Philips Showline to Exhibit High Output New Luminaires at Prolight + Sound

27/03/2013 - Event News

Frankfurt Prolight + Sound will see Philips Entertainment lighting's recently-launched brand, Showline, exhibit five of its powerful, already in demand, new luminaires designed specifically for the entertainment and touring market.

Philips Vari-Lite to Display New VLX Colors and three new 1500W Luminaires at Prolight + Sound 2013

27/03/2013 - Event News

Philips Vari-Lite is offering visitors to Prolight + Sound Frankfurt the opportunity to experience first hand the creative potential of the extremely bright output new VL3015, VL3015LT and VL3515 luminiares.

AP Goes Down to the Woods Again

27/03/2013 - Production News

Leading crowd management specialist, AP Security, has announced that it is to once again provide crowd safety services for the Forestry Commission’s summer season of live music, working across all seven of its stunning woodland locations around the UK.

Martin Audio MLA Boosts Kalkbrenner’s Electronic Wizardry

27/03/2013 - Production News

German electronic musician and actor, Paul Kalkbrenner, has embarked on a pan-European tour, with Berlin-based Complete Audio fielding a Martin Audio MLA PA system to provide coverage for up to 10,000-seat arenas.

Black Light's 2013 Open Day a Celebration of 30 years in the Industry

27/03/2013 - Event News

Black Light’s 2013 Open Day saw over 200 people and over 30 companies come together for a very successful trade show. The annual event, which took place on March 15, was also an opportunity to celebrate the success of Black Light, which was founded by Gavin Stewart 30 years ago.

PR Lighting XR200 Beam fights its corner at Cosquin Festival

27/03/2013 - Production News

Situated in the city of Cosquin in the Punilla Valley, and attended by around 9,000 people per day, National Folklore Festival Cosquín is the most important festival of folk music in Argentina. Dating back to 1961, it runs for nine nights each January, which are traditionally referred to as the Nine Moons Coscoínas.

Festivals go all in for Flare

27/03/2013 - Production News

The organisers of the Shakedown Festival and the new Love Supreme Jazz Festival have confirmed Flare Audio Ltd as their preferred sound supplier for 2013, dubbing Flare’s new products ‘the best speakers I've ever heard in a field’.

Avolites Titan Mobile Controls Edict of Milan Opening Ceremony

27/03/2013 - Production News

Avolites' compact yet fully-featured moving light control system Titan Mobile has powered an inspired light show in Serbia to mark a year of celebrations marking 1700 years of the Edict of Milan.

Stage Electrics Sets the Stage for Fuerzabruta

27/03/2013 - Production News

Fuerzabruta, this Argentine theatrical extravaganza was recently hosted at Camden’s legendary arts venue, The Roundhouse. Directed by Diqui James and technical director Alejandro Garcia Fuerzabruta, and meaning "brute force", it provided its visitors with an immersive theatrical carnival experience.

GLP Creates Magic in Las Vegas for the music of Motown

27/03/2013 - Project News

When production for Smokey Robinson presents Human Nature: The Motown Show decided to relocate from the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas to the nearby Venetian Hotel, experienced lighting designer Steve Cohen received a call out of the blue from the show’s creative director, David Rudder. “They had already hired a set designer [Andy Walmsley], and were interested in having me light the show in the new space,” he recalls. “Although we had never met before, since I live in Vegas, it was easy for me to see the show and see if we hit it off.”

Cuelux Pro and B-Station from Visual Productions

27/03/2013 - Event News

Visual Productions will be launching two new products at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt this year, CueluxPro software lighting control and the B-Station, networked button interface. These two new products really complement and enhance the current Visual Productions product line.

Chalmers Students’ Union Invests in Robe

26/03/2013 - Production News

Chalmers University of Technology Students’ Union in Gothenburg, Sweden has invested in 12 new Robe LEDBeam 100s to add to its existing stock of Robe moving light fixtures.

FocusTrack’s PowerTrack Function on display at Green My Production

26/03/2013 - Event News

FocusTrack, the leading lighting documentation software, will be demonstrating its PowerTrack function at Green My Production, a half-day showcase of sustainable solutions for the performing arts organised by Julie’s Bicycle and White Light and taking place this Wednesday, March 27.

Association of Lighting Designers Reorganises

26/03/2013 - Business News

Following a deep strategic review in mid-2011 the ALD is changing and growing with greater focus on member benefits, public and industry engagement. A significant investment in resource has already been made consisting of a new office in central London and a permanent management post.

LumenRadio Wireless Control at 55th Grammy Awards

26/03/2013 - Production News

How do you control 28 four-foot lighted spheres suspended above award winners “fun.” at the 2013 Grammy Awards?  Easy – with LumenRadio Receiver Cards inside each sphere, and a LumenRadio Flex transmitter located backstage.

USITT without d&b would be like beer without froth

26/03/2013 - Event News

It's only right and proper that d&b audiotechnik should feel a special warmth for Milwaukee USITT. "Any town that has a famous song about beer is OK with us," said d&b USA marketing manager Roger Keim. "It even has a German name." But there is a serious intent to USITT that's not to be ignored, that's why d&b chose this event to launch ArrayCalc V7 in the USA. "This is a hub for US audio professionals," continued Keim. "These users will quickly realise that ArrayCalc V7 is a potent modelling tool in the designer's arsenal." Loudspeakers on display included models from the V and E-Series, and several elements from the d&b White range.

MPM Latest to Add to Their Inventory of Adamson E15s

26/03/2013 - Production News

It is already the largest carrier of Adamson products in France and their long standing relationship is set to grow again. They’ve recently announced that they will continue to expand their existing inventory with the addition of 32 E15s. The addition of the new E15s now brings their total inventory to 78 boxes all amplified by Lab.gruppen PLM-20000Q and networked through Dante. This most recent purchase was brokered by Adamson’s long-time French Distributor DV2.

The many colours of white: ETC introduces Source Four LED Studio HD Spotlight

26/03/2013 - Equipment News

“White is the presence of all colours. ETC wanted to make a white-light LED spotlight that would be worthy of professional broadcast, film, and video production,” says ETC’s Matt Armendariz-Kerr. So ETC has released the new Source Four LED Studio HD, which utilises the colour technology of ETC’s Selador x7 Color System for a more spectrally complete white light that can be finely tuned to the on screen talent.

New Ayrton Products at Prolight & Sound 2013

26/03/2013 - Event News

Ayrton will launch three innovative new products at Prolight & Sound Frankfurt, where the company will be exhibiting in Hall 9.0 Stand E70.

Philips Selecon - an Educated Choice for CUADC

26/03/2013 - Production News

Philips Entertainment Lighting has supplied Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club (CUADC) lighting designer Mitchell Clarke with a selection of Selecon PL3 Wash lights for the respected theatre company's ambitious production of Elton John and Tim Rice's 'Aida'.

Brian May's gig for Endangered Tigers powered by HK Audio

26/03/2013 - Production News

Legendary Queen guitarist Brian May and Broadway star Kerry Ellis played a set in support of endangered tigers at London's iconic St Pancras station, with sound provided by HK Audio's new Linear 5 speaker system. May and Ellis were playing in support of the Born Free Foundation, which works to prevent individual animal suffering, protect threatened species and keep wildlife in the wild.

Classic Lighting: A Chorus Line Returns to London with White Light

26/03/2013 - Production News

A Chorus Line, the legendary Broadway musical, has returned triumphantly to London’s West End, for the first time since the original production opened there in 1976.

Charcoalblue Collaborates on Visionary 'Recyclable' Performance Venue

26/03/2013 - Project News

Venue consultancy Charcoalblue has worked with long-term collaborators Haworth Tompkins Architects, in close association with the National Theatre's directors and in-house teams, to design an intimate, exciting, low-energy and sustainable temporary theatre on London's South Bank: The Shed.

Siyan Supplies The Courteeners

25/03/2013 - Production News

Rental company Siyan supplied equipment and crew to the first UK leg of Indie rockers The Courteeners ‘ANNA’ tour working with lighting designer Dan Hill. The tour incorporated a string of sold out academy and student union venues culminating at Brixton Academy as ‘The Big London Show’ and was the band’s first proper production tour on this scale.

Triple E Launches New Wireless TracDrive Controller

25/03/2013 - Equipment News

Motorised systems specialist Triple E has launched a new wireless control for its popular TracDrive motor systems.

ETC Introduces Source Four Mini Luminaire

25/03/2013 - Equipment News

ETC has announced a new arrival in the legendary Source Four family of lighting fixtures: the Source Four Mini.

Clay Paky add Sparkle to Arab Singer Amr Diab’s Cairo Concert

25/03/2013 - Production News

Clay Paky’s powerful pure-beam Sharpy luminaires dazzled fans as they enjoyed top-selling Arab singer Amr Diab’s sell-out concert in Cairo.

Clay Paky’s new A.LEDA Series Fixtures Hit the Luke Bryan’s tour

25/03/2013 - Production News

Country singer Luke Bryan’s 20-city "Dirt Road Diaries Tour" may have a down-home name, but its lighting inventory includes some pretty cutting-edge equipment, including Clay Paky’s new A.LEDA Wash K10 and K5 LED moving heads provided by Elite Multimedia Productions.

Robe Gets to The Pointe at Frankfurt 2013

25/03/2013 - Equipment News

Czech Republic based moving light manufacturer Robe lighting launches six exciting new products at the 2013 Prolight+Sound exhibition in Frankfurt. Topping the list is The Pointe! This and four other innovations are from Robe’s multi award-winning ROBIN range and also new is the latest in Robe’s DigitalSpot series – the DigitalSpot 7100DT.

Live sound experts deliver Industry Education Programme at Backstage Academy

25/03/2013 - Standards News

Students at Backstage Academy have undergone a series of live sound masterclasses delivered by sector-leading professionals as part of the training centre’s mission to align industry skills and knowledge with education.

EM Acoustics tackles audio at Allianz Park stadium

25/03/2013 - Project News

As part of a £24m refurbishment project, the Allianz Park stadium in North London, brand new home to Saracens Rugby Club, now sports a concert-standard audio system designed and installed by Richard Nowell of RNSS Ltd. Working with audio consultant Roger Lindsey who was brought in by Saracens CEO Edward Griffiths, Nowell specified equipment from a number of manufacturers, including a significant amount of EM Acoustics equipment for the new East stand.

Stage Electrics 2013 Training Courses Announced

25/03/2013 - Event News

Stage Electrics have released their spring training schedule which includes new courses in their 2013 training programme.

Dennis Van Der Haagen Reinforces Ampco Flashlight Rental Management Division

25/03/2013 - People News

Ampco Flashlight Rental BV has announced the appointment of Dennis van der Haagen (pictured), who has joined its board as commercial and operational director.

MilTec speakers: “Made in Britain”

25/03/2013 - Equipment News

MilTec (UK) Ltd will be using the Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt to launch their new Blakite and Blakite TR ranges of speakers.

Around the globe: grandMA2 tours with Maroon 5

25/03/2013 - Production News

LA pop rock band Maroon 5 has begun its "Overexposed" world tour and grandMA2 is along for the ride. Maroon 5’s new North American tour is in support of the band’s eponymous studio album released last summer. Since its debut in 2002, Maroon 5 has sold over 10 million albums in the U.S.

Artistic Licence Engineering at PLASA Focus, Leeds

25/03/2013 - Event News

Artistic Licence, industry experts in architectural lighting control and data distribution, will be bringing their latest innovations to PLASA Focus 2013. See them on stand N-D13 at the Royal Armouries.

QSC Strengthens its Sales and Marketing Teams with Senior Management Promotions

25/03/2013 - People News

QSC Audio Products, LLC. has announced the promotions of several senior managers to new leadership roles within its powerful global sales and marketing teams. Gina Bergmann has been promoted to senior director, sales operations and US sales; David Fuller has been promoted to senior director, international sales and technical marketing, and Ray van Straten has been promoted to senior director, marketing communications and training and education.

ADLIB has The Right Script

22/03/2013 - Production News

Liverpool based Adlib is again supplying an L-Acoustics K1 sound system to the current UK and Ireland arena section of Irish alt rockers’ The Script’s ‘# 3’ world tour.

CAST BlackTrax Solution Adds Robotic Camera Tracking for Locked On Solution from Rushworks

22/03/2013 - Equipment News

The CAST Group of Toronto, Canada and Rushworks of Dallas, Texas have announced the integration of the award-winning BlackTrax Solution realtime tracking technology with Rushworks’ VDesk Integrated PTZ Production System, adding the extra dimension of robotic camera tracking control to the arsenal of BlackTrax tracking solutions. This integration creates a cost-effective, fully automated realtime video tracking solution for just about anything from live entertainment to houses of worship.

Clay Paky New Products at Prolight+Sound 2013

22/03/2013 - Event News

The new Sharpy Wash 330 is an extraordinarily compact, lightweight 330W washlight, with the luminous efficiency, graphic and optical performance of a 1000W fixture. It is extremely silent and quick, and fitted with a complete CMY colour system, special colours, 6.5°-48° zoom, mechanical dimmer, beam shaping filter and motorized top-hat. It is an eco-friendly light, allowing considerable running and consumption cost savings.

LS-Live sets Olly Murs in motion for Dancing on Ice

22/03/2013 - Production News

Popstar Olly Murs’ first ever UK TV performance of ‘Army of Two’, on ITV’s Dancing on Ice, was set in motion by automation equipment from LS-Live.

Rosco Acquires GAM Products

22/03/2013 - Business News

Rosco Laboratories, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Los Angeles-based GAM Products Inc. The addition of GAM's widely regarded products such as GAMColor, GAM Patterns, Blackwrap and TwinSpin, among others, will dramatically expand the creative solutions Rosco offers to designers, technicians and artists.

dbn Impresses with Creative Truss Design at Royal Ascot

22/03/2013 - Production News

Manchester UK based lighting and rigging specialists dbn created an elegant, bespoke, self-climbing, ground support truss design to achieve the perfect positioning for key production equipment in The Pavilion Suite at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire.

Martin VC-Strip - LED video strip lighting made easy

22/03/2013 - Equipment News

Martin Professional has announced the launch of the new VC-Strip family of narrow LED video strips. VC-Strips are ideal for integration into stage and set designs, as well as interiors like bars, ceilings and walls. Fully compatible with Martin’s VC-Grid LED video module, they can be used together for more creative LED video designs.

Le Mark's Hannah Attfield is International Team Leader

22/03/2013 - People News

Having spent three years supporting Le Mark's export manager Matt Every, Hannah Attfield (pictured) is set to fly in her new role as international team leeader.

PLASA Focuses on Eurovision 2013

22/03/2013 - Event News

Working in collaboration with the production team at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, PLASA has announced plans for a unique event: PLASA Focus: Backstage Malmö, taking place on 7-8 May, one week prior to Eurovision's live broadcasts, in Malmö, Sweden.

Stagemaker SR: a new generation of Verlinde Electric Chain Hoists

22/03/2013 - Equipment News

Boasting an entirely new ergonomic design, Stagemaker SR is the only model available on the market as standard fitted with a double brake system, CHAINFlux special chain guide, Perfect Push patented hoist load wheel, retractable handgrips and protective rubber pads. Stagemaker SR fits in well with all types of installation offering best-in-class safety and productivity.

Win, design, share – connect and be first to experience Martin’s new RUSH range of affordable effect lights

22/03/2013 - Event News

You could be the first worldwide to get your hands on Martin Professional’s new range of affordable effect lights – RUSH by Martin.

XLNT presents latest additions to CyberMotion family at ProLight+Sound

22/03/2013 - Event News

The latest additions to the CyberMotion range, the CyberHoist II and C-Trolley, will be presented at ProLight+Sound.

Goboland UK Ltd Continues to Distribute Lee Filters' Gobo Designs

22/03/2013 - Equipment News

Following the recent decision from Lee Filters to discontinue the distribution of its full catalogue of gobos, Goboland reassures customers that all Lee gobo designs are still available to purchase from Goboland UK Ltd.

Ayrton Chooses LumenRadio as Wireless Partner

22/03/2013 - Business News

Ayrton has announced that all new Ayrton products equipped with a wireless DMX/RDM receiver module will feature award-winning CRMX technology by LumenRadio.

IOSONO wraps Sydney Harbour in 3D Sound

22/03/2013 - Production News

After successfully bringing 3D sound to the Sydney Opera House for "Die tote Stadt" in 2012, IOSONO has announced another world class project in the Australian metropolis. March 22 marks the premiere of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2013, a unique open air production of Georges Bizet’s "Carmen" set against the splendid backdrop of Sydney harbour and the Sydney Opera House.

L-Acoustics for Hills SVL Group

22/03/2013 - Business News

The Hills SVL Group has announced its appointment as distributor for iconic speaker brand L-Acoustics.

The Renegade Collection at London Fashion Week AW2013

21/03/2013 - Production News

Nick Gray of London, UK based creative lighting design practice Renegade designed lighting for the main British Fashion Council (BFC) Courtyard Show Space at Somerset House for London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2013.

iLive Employed for International Conference

21/03/2013 - Production News

Allen & Heath’s iLive digital mixing system was used for the recent Regions of Climate Action (R20) conference in Vienna.

The Killers Choose ArKaos for the Battle Born World Tour

21/03/2013 - Production News

The Killers Battle Born tour, which has so far crossed the US, Australia and Europe to promote the band’s fourth album, has taken ArKaos MediaMaster 3 with its new VideoMapper extension along for the ride.

Star Events for St Patrick

21/03/2013 - Production News

Star Events Group was once again in Trafalgar Square, this time with their 13m x 12m Alpha mobile stage to celebrate the Maslenitsa and St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

SW19 supports EMI BRITs after show party

21/03/2013 - Production News

EMI held its annual Brits after show party on board the Silver Fleet's Silver Sturgeon, the most luxurious river cruiser on the Thames. SW19 – the production arm of London’s newest rehearsal, production and storage facility - provided both technical and logistical support for the event.

Dirty Rigger shine a light with the GlowMan Glove

21/03/2013 - Equipment News

After 20 specially selected field testers, six months of vigorous location testing and 22 detailed refinements, combined with state-of-the-art material upgrades, Dirty Rigger has now revealed one of the most innovative work gloves the world has ever seen, the Dirty Rigger GlowMan.

Yamaha Joins the Frantic Four

21/03/2013 - Production News

It was a tour whose initial dates sold out in just ten minutes. A tour which nobody thought could ever happen. But March 2013 saw the impossible become reality… and Yamaha digital mixing consoles played their full part in reuniting the ‘Frantic Four’ on stage for the first time in over 30 years.

RML Purchases Robe MMX WashBeams

21/03/2013 - Production News

Leading UK rental company Richard Martin Lighting (RML) has purchased its first batch of Robe’s ROBIN MMX WashBeam fixtures which have gone into their hire stock.

Lab.gruppen to launch new product in Frankfurt

21/03/2013 - Event News

Lab.gruppen will once again be making an appearance at the Messe in Frankfurt in 2013, coinciding with the Prolight+Sound and Musikmesse exhibitions on April 10-13.

Stage Electrics with Martin Pro at Badminton Championships

21/03/2013 - Production News

Stage Electrics supplied a full Martin Professional lighting solution for The Yonex All England Open Badminton Championship games which took place at the NIA, Birmingham earlier this month.

RML at Living for Sport Awards

21/03/2013 - Production News

For 10 years Sky has been sponsoring young people in schools by providing mentors from the top people in sport. This year Sky mounted a full spec awards ceremony to mark their achievements.

Phoenix fundraising from Pearce Hire

21/03/2013 - Production News

The Phoenix School in Peterborough recently hosted their annual charity ball. The theme this year was ‘Spencer’s Red Velvet Ball’ and the evening was supported by Pearce Hire with a striking production and stage set, designed to create the perfect atmosphere for an evening of entertainment and fundraising for this important special needs school, which is recognised as an outstanding Ofsted school.

Clay Paky HPEs and Sharpys Fly High at Jeddah Aviation Event

20/03/2013 - Production News

A squadron of Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 700s and Clay Paky Sharpys lit up Jeddah’s Laylati Hall during a celebration to observe International Civil Aviation Day.

Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1500s Light Up The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

20/03/2013 - Project News

Clay Paky Alpha Spot HPE 1500s are lighting up The Joint, the concert venue for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas where 16 fixtures were recently acquired and hung above the stage.

Kid Rock Says “Let’s Ride” to L-Acoustics

20/03/2013 - Production News

Kid Rock and his band, Twisted Brown Trucker, are once again rolling across the US with two months of arena shows between February and April. Along for the ride are not only opening acts Buckcherry and Hellbound Glory, but also another “old friend” – Sound Image’s L-Acoustics K1 system.

Metric Halo User and Dealer Audioguy Earns Seven Korean Music Awards Nominations and One Win

20/03/2013 - Event News

South Korea’s Audioguy & Partners is an aptly named clearinghouse for all things related to great audio. Headed by the passionate (and terrifically busy!) Jung-Hoon Choi, Audioguy is a world-class recording studio, an audiophile record label for jazz, classical, and world music, and a dealer for high-end pro audio equipment. Choi proudly wears many hats at Audioguy, including CEO, producer, recording/mixing/mastering engineer, and sales manager. His hard work was recently rewarded by winning the 2013 Korean Music Award for “Best Jazz & Crossover – Performance Album” along with six other nominations in the Jazz and Crossover category. Consistent with a tireless pursuit of transparent sound, Audioguy is both a Metric Halo user and a Metric Halo dealer. Indeed, all seven of the KMA-nominated and winning works were recorded and mixed using Metric Halo ULN-8 and ULN-2 preamp/conversion interfaces.

Tannoy Supports Red Dreams UK Creative Charity

20/03/2013 - Business News

UK loudspeaker manufacturer Tannoy has thrown its weight behind the Red Dreams charity in Hartlepool by donating two sets of studio monitors to help young sound technicians with recording and mix downs.

VLX Wash Luminaire Now with Individual Cell Control

20/03/2013 - Equipment News

Philips Vari-Lite has announced the release of new software for the popular VLX Wash luminaire which provides individual cell control to the powerful RGBW LED light engines inside. Sparked by the success seen in the VLX3 Wash, the software update is applicable for all existing VLX fixtures and now gives lighting designers the creative freedom to create stunning multi-coloured effects with unique output capabilities that can be easily programmed from any lighting controller.

Mercury Prize Sessions

20/03/2013 - Production News

For a while now the Mercury Music Awards have been seen as one of the most credible and prestigious awards that a musician or artist can receive. The award is for best album in the UK and Ireland and is chosen by a panel of fellow musicians, executives, journalist and other key Industry figures. The panel are known for not always choosing the favourite, making it all the more exciting!

ShowTex Launches New Products at Prolight + Sound

20/03/2013 - Event News

At Prolight + Sound 2013, ShowTex will demonstrate its collection of stage and cinema screens for front, rear, or twin projection as well as the enhanced HiSpeed Roll Up hardware system for fast screen motion. The company also specialises in panoramic glassless mirrors, giant mirrors, and projection foils for glow-in-the-dark fabric effects and glasslike inflatables. ShowTex will also present its improved EasyDrape system in Frankfurt.

European Débuts for Integrated Stage Sound and Lighting Cabs at Frankfurt Show

20/03/2013 - Event News

Studiomaster is showing several new and re-engineered/restyled product ranges at Musikmesse. Two major new product series at the show are the complete new Horizon mixer range, comprising two self powered and two passive variants of this major new design, and the Starlight integrated sound and lighting speaker cabinets.

PR Lights Up GET Show 2013

20/03/2013 - Event News

No sooner had the curtain been brought down on China’s LED Show than the four-day GET Show 2013 opened for business at Poly World Trade Expo Center, Guangzhou.

Top Music Industry Names in Panel Debate at Bucks New University

19/03/2013 - Standards News

Buckinghamshire New University and education partner, Sennheiser UK Ltd, has held a panel debate featuring top music industry specialists.

PR Lighting Plays the World’s the Highest Rock concert

19/03/2013 - Production News

When the highest rock festival in the world (Live Rock) took place recently in Peru’s Bosque de Piedras de Huayllay (Stone Forest), Cerro de Pasco, fixtures from PR Lighting found themselves performing 4400 meters above sea level.

Petra Touches Heaven with SGM’s LED Balls

19/03/2013 - Production News

Swedish singer songwriter Petra Marklund, who also performs under the name ‘September’, has been touring the country’s concert halls this spring with one of the most dynamically unique stage sets imaginable – fabricated largely from more than 3,000 SGM LED Balls (LB-100) ingeniously rigged as an overhead, interactive spatial canopy.

Osram Lights Up the Aidastella Cruise Ship

19/03/2013 - Project News

Osram is illuminating the tenth cruise ship of the Aida Fleet with 9,000 lamps and more than 1 km of LED strips. The 'swimming city' has a total length of 253.33 metres and a width of 32.20 metres, and offers space for around 2,500 passengers. "Cruise ships with their complex range of demands are in reality lighthouses for lighting applications," commented Martin Nüboldt, the manager responsible for the project at Osram. "As one of the leading suppliers of ship lighting, we are happy to equip parts of the Aidastella."

DiGiCo SD8 – Mixing in a Beautiful Light

19/03/2013 - Production News

After playing festivals last summer, multi award-winning Scottish singer/songwriter Amy Macdonald has spent February and March on a European tour to promote her latest album Life In A Beautiful Light. Front of House engineer Fabrizio Piazzini is mixing the shows on a DiGiCo SD8.

Chaos Goes Interactive at London Fashion Week and London Fashion Weekend

19/03/2013 - Production News

There can be no better endorsement for a company that a client who returns year after year, each time asking for a more detailed specification, more equipment and greater participation. Alex Leinster, MD of Chaos Visuals Productions UK can report precisely that. “Since the initial call from Bacchus in February 2011, requesting an LED screen and playback package installed two days later, our involvement at London Fashion Week has grown season by season. Last season the new lightweight 20K projectors from Panasonic allowed us to bring projection to the catwalk that could hold its own against the show lighting. This season, touchscreen technology was added to allow visitors to interact with, and customise, their experience of the Canon cinema.”

David Guetta Kicks the Beat, Adamson E15s Deliver the Punch

19/03/2013 - Production News

David Guetta has sold over six million albums worldwide, so it is no surprise that he can fill an arena anywhere in the world. On 8th March 2013 he did just that, as he packed more than 60,000 excited fans into Estadio Azteca for the Mexican stop on his Nothing but the Beat world tour. There are already thousands of YouTube clips circulating from the night that shows the excitement and popularity of this mega- star of the electronic dance music world.

The Music of the Night

19/03/2013 - Production News

Andrew Lloyd Webber is arguably the greatest composer of our generation. He has achieved popular success in musical theatre and several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway.

The Riggers' Forum is Coming North

19/03/2013 - Event News

The Royal Armouries at Leeds is the venue for the first ever Riggers' Forum to be held outside of London on Tuesday 30 April: Speakers can now be announced.

ETC Expands Eos Family of Lighting Controls

19/03/2013 - Equipment News

ETC’s Eos family of lighting control systems is popular the world over. From Broadway to the school theatre, and the West End to the local church, Eos line products are the trusted tools of designers and programmers of all experience levels. Now ETC is adding even more gear to the family, by introducing the new Eos Titanium (Ti) control desk, along with two new accessories: the RPU3 (Eos Remote Processor Unit 3) and Net3 RVI3 (Remote Video Interface 3), and offering new Eos v2.0 software.

A.C. Lighting Inc. Exhibits Leading Entertainment Technology Innovations at USITT Stage Expo 2013

19/03/2013 - Event News

A.C. Lighting Inc. will be showcasing a range of the latest entertainment technology innovations from a selection of the leading brands which it distributes in North America, including products from Chroma-Q, Jands, ArKaos, LedGo and Prolyte – at the 2013 USITT Stage Expo held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Community Provides Quality Audio for the Hippodrome, London

19/03/2013 - Project News

Willow SoundVision, a specialist integrator of audio visual systems and digital media solutions, has recently completed the audio and video installations for The Hippodrome Casino in London’s Leicester Square, incorporating over two hundred Community loudspeakers.

Audinate and Innovative Electronic Designs, LLC Announce Licensing Agreement

19/03/2013 - Business News

Audinate has announced that Innovative Electronic Designs, LLC has licensed Audinate’s Dante digital-media networking technology and will incorporate Dante into several exciting new products.

PRG Bolsters Role of wysiwyg on Major Events

18/03/2013 - Production News

Leading entertainment technology firm PRG (Production Resource Group) has stepped up its use of CAST Software's wysiwyg in the programming of world-class productions, among them, the recent Superbowl XLVII Halftime Show.

S+H Supplies Video Floor to The Cube in the UK and Ukraine

18/03/2013 - Production News

Drapes, starcloth, LED and visual effects specialist S+H Technical Support (S+H) is again supplying its innovative LED Video Floor product to the latest UK series of BAFTA Award winning games show, The Cube, via producers Objective Television.

Robe DLX Spots and LEDBeam 100s are Top in Ljubljana!

18/03/2013 - Project News

Ljubljana’s hottest, trendiest and most glamorous nightclub, Top 6, has just had a complete refurbishment and technical lighting upgrade which features the first Robe ROBIN DLX Spots and LEDBeam 100s in a club installation in Slovenia.

W-DMX on the FIS Alpine Ski World Championship 2013 Opening Ceremony

18/03/2013 - Production News

Wireless Solution Sweden AB, manufacturer of the award-winning W-DMX wireless DMX technology, worked with Ampco Flashlight Rental, based in Utrecht the Netherlands, to use the new Wireless Solution W-DMX G4 system to control dozens of moving lights, LED fixtures and conventional lighting fixtures at the FIS Alpine Ski World Championship 2013 Opening Ceremony in Schladming Austria on February 4.

Philips Entertainment Announces Realignment of the Americas

18/03/2013 - Business News

Philips Entertainment, representing Philips Vari-Lite, Philips Strand Lighting, Philips Selecon, and Showline, has announced the realignment and consolidation of its Americas commercial group to provide better service to their authorized dealers, sales representatives, and all lighting professionals throughout North and South America. The realignment includes changes in the management, sales, and support teams within Philips Entertainment, and will focus on continuing technology innovations while creating a streamlined customer experience.

Switchable Glass WOW’s Opera North!

18/03/2013 - Production News

Pro Display’s Switchable Glass recently stole the show during Opera North’s production of La Clemenza Di Tito. This liquid crystal glass technology was used with the Sanyo XF47 Projector to rear project high resolution images onto a rotating backdrop. When not in use, the giant 6m x 3m screen was magically switched to clear allowing the production to flow seamlessly.

J. R. Clancy Expands Technical and Design Staff

18/03/2013 - People News

J. R. Clancy, Inc., has added two people to its sales and estimating staff, maintaining and expanding its technical services and expertise to serve its customers.

DiGiCo gets intimate with Gary Barlow

18/03/2013 - Production News

Gary Barlow’s recent solo tour was of a more intimate nature than those he undertakes with his fellow band members, but the quality of the audio is no less important than it is for Take That’s stadium shows. The requisite equipment inventory boasts DiGiCo consoles, supplied by audio rental company Delta Sound, at both Front of House and monitor positions, a combination that is as sure to please as Gary himself.

Bandit Lites Launches Redesigned Website

18/03/2013 - Business News

Bandit Lites has revamped its website,, with a vibrant, dynamic new look. The website includes updated information regarding lighting tours, special events, system sales and solutions and LED technology.

DPA Microphones Brings Unobtrusive Audio Quality to NRCU

15/03/2013 - Production News

The National Radio Company of Ukraine (NRCU) has expanded its stock of microphones by investing in six DPA Reference Standard 4011C compact cardioid microphones.

ArKaos Pro: a New Division for Large-Scale Lighting Projects

15/03/2013 - Business News

ArKaos has chosen Prolight & Sound Frankfurt to announce the formation of a new division - ArKaos Pro. It has been formed specifically to serve the large-scale, professional level show and lighting projects which now dominate much of the ArKaos client base. The new division will operate alongside the existing ArKaos organisation.

Jockey Club Racecourses Four-Year Contract with Arena Structures

15/03/2013 - Business News

Jockey Club Racecourses, the UK’s largest racecourse group, has agreed a new four-year contract with Arena Structures for the provision of temporary structures and ancillary equipment at three of the Group’s racecourses: Cheltenham, Aintree and Newmarket racecourses.

Prestigious Chinese Clubs Reach The Apex Of Audio Quality

15/03/2013 - Project News

The processing power and ease of use that Apex Intelli-X2 processors deliver mean that they are being adopted in high end audio installations across the globe. Seven of the units have recently been installed in two of China’s most prestigious nightclubs, with six more installations to follow.

K&F to present new K&F Sequenza 5 at Frankfurt

15/03/2013 - Event News

At Prolight + Sound taking place from April 10 to 13 in Frankfurt the new K&F Sequenza 5 is presented for the first time to the public. The compact line array system is the "little sister" of the well-known Sequenza 10 - and the latest big launch from manufacturer Kling & Freitag from Hannover.

Grunge meets grandMA2: Soundgarden takes MA on its "King Animal" US tour

15/03/2013 - Production News

Seattle-based rock band Soundgarden’s new "King Animal" Tour has hit the road with a grandMA2 full-size console supplied by Upstsaging. The national tour is in support of the rockers’ sixth studio album, also called "King Animal," which was released last November.

ARX releases new USB Audio products at Pro Light + Sound

15/03/2013 - Event News

ARX Systems, the Australian based manufacturer of Digital and Analogue interface and signal processing products will be releasing several new USB Audio products, new additions to their popular AudiBox range of "audio problem solvers" and the new MaxiDrive 8, eight channel line driver at April's Frankfurt Pro Light + Sound Exhibition.

BlackTrax clears final hurdle – can now roll out worldwide

14/03/2013 - Equipment News

The new smaller, more powerful BTBeacon for CAST Group's ground-breaking BlackTrax 6D tracking system has earned a Certificate of Conformity by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and exceeded the rigorous standards required to display the CE Mark. Subsequently, the BlackTrax Solution Version 1 is in full production and the first systems are expected to ship within weeks.

L-Acoustics appoints dedicated Communications Manager

14/03/2013 - People News

L-Acoustics strengthens its marketing team with the appointment of Emma Beer (pictured), in charge of Press & Media.

SW19 Launch Production Company

14/03/2013 - Business News

Following the successful opening of SW19, London’s newest rehearsal facility, the SW19 team has launched a complementary production company to provide turnkey solutions to the live events industry.

Bandit Lights Winter Jam Tour Spectacular

14/03/2013 - Production News

Bandit Lites is on the road for the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, which kicked off earlier this year. A spring West Coast Tour is slated to be announced later this spring.

AECC in Safe Hands with Showsec

14/03/2013 - Business News

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) has re-appointed UK based security company Showsec to supply crowd management and security services for events at the venue. The successful tender by Showsec will see this three year contract effectively continuing the service provided to AECC by Showsec for the past three years.

Ian Hall Appointed Sales Director of Total Solutions

14/03/2013 - People News

Joining the company nine years ago as sales manager, Ian Hall (pictured) has watched Total Solutions Group (TSG) evolve to engage with the ever growing demands of special projects.

Robe is A1 for AV1

14/03/2013 - Production News

Leading Swedish technical solutions provider AV1 has invested in its first Robe MMX Spot moving lights to add to their growing lighting rental stock.

PLASA London 2013 Prepares for Launch

14/03/2013 - Event News

The PLASA Show, a driving force in the development and promotion of the professional entertainment technology industry for over 35 years, is preparing to launch the most important edition in the show's history this Friday 15 March 2013. Taking place at ExCeL London for the first time this year, the show will open under its new name PLASA London 2013, in its new dateline of the 6-9 October.

Smoke Factory at PLASA Focus Leeds

14/03/2013 - Event News

Smoke Factory UK, the London based distributor, will be exhibiting at PLASA Focus for the second time after a very successful show in 2012.

Harlequin Hits the Mark at MOVE IT 2013

14/03/2013 - Event News

Harlequin Floors has once again been a huge success at MOVE IT 2013 – the UK's biggest ever dance event – with former Pussycat Doll and special guest singer Kimberly Wyatt showing her appreciation for the company’s Main Stage floor by tweeting ‘Love the floor!! It’s incredible to dance on!’

Charcoalblue Projects win Civic Trust Awards

14/03/2013 - Event News

Two of creative thinking theatre consultancy Charcoalblue's major projects, The New Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury and The Newcastle Theatre Royal, have won recognition from the prestigious Civic Trust Awards, which were held at City Hall in Cardiff and supported by Cardiff Council.

KOI Awards' Concert Touring and Events Category off to a Rocking Start

14/03/2013 - Event News

The Knight of Illumination Awards' Concert Touring and Events category recognising excellence in lighting design in Concert Touring Stage and Arena, Live Events and Video Electronic Content is buzzing with more entries than ever only one month after launch.

GLP Spot Ones/Wash Ones Enhance Saddleback Church

14/03/2013 - Project News

Described as an “evangelical Christian megachurch” Saddleback Church in Southern California embraces high production values to reinforce its services.

The Band The xx Joins DPA Microphones d:facto Vocal Mic Fan Club

14/03/2013 - Production News

Award-winning band The xx has bought two DPA d:facto II Vocal Microphones after being impressed by their audio quality and ability to deliver an incredibly natural sound during a recent tour of the US.

Dynacord MI Dealer Day in Peterborough a Huge Success

14/03/2013 - Event News

Dynacord’s ProSound UK team invited music retail dealers from all over the UK to their MI Dealer Day in Peterborough. Sean Maxwell, sales director ProSound UK, and his team welcomed almost 30 Dynacord dealers to the event held on March 7.

Le Mark's New Dynamic Compression Floor for Dance Reality Expansion

14/03/2013 - Project News

International dance troupe and dance school Dance Reality Studios has selected Le Mark's brand new Dynamic Compression Dance Floor as part of their latest studio expansion.

grandMA2 and MA onPC command wing at 9th Annual Channel O Music Video Awards

14/03/2013 - Production News

The 9th Annual Channel O Music Video Awards was held at the Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, South Africa. It comprised of a mega dome structure and an enormous lighting rig. For control lighting designer Joshua Cutts relied on a grandMA2 light and with an MA onPC command wing as backup as well as a MA NPU (Network Processing Unit) all provided by AV Unlimited.

New 2D and 3D CAD Symbols now available for Vari*Lite Luminaires

14/03/2013 - Equipment News

Philips Vari-Lite has announced the release of new 2D and 3D CAD symbols for all current Vari*Lite luminaires. Created to simplify the design process for lighting designers worldwide, the new symbols are compatible with most CAD software including Vectorworks and Autocad, and are now available as a free download from the Philips Vari-Lite website.

SGM Six Packs Punch Life into Sanremo

13/03/2013 - Production News

The Sanremo Music Festival 2013 recently took place at the Teatro Ariston, in the picturesque Ligurian town on the Mediterranean, and was broadcast by Rai 1, Italy’s national broadcaster.

Scene Change Purchases GLP Volkslicht Zooms

13/03/2013 - Production News

Scene Change, Australia's #2 AV company, has added a dozen GLP Volkslicht Zoom LED moving head fixtures to its lighting stock. The GLP Volkslicht Zoom combines the best technology features with the footprint and weight of a small and unobtrusive fixture.
The fixture has a motorised zoom, changing its beam size from 10 to 26 degrees, whilst maintaining a strong output.

SGM LED Balls Provide Bounce in Finland

13/03/2013 - Production News

SGM has made an important breakthrough with its revolutionary LED products in Finland, notably with Jaakko Peltomäki Ltd. After the Helsinki-based events company saw the Danish company’s impressive display at Prolight+Sound 2012 Jaakko Peltomäki himself made the decision to invest, after being particularly impressed by the LB-100 LED Balls.

Blackout Unveils Justin Timberlake at the Brits

13/03/2013 - Production News

Drapes and rigging specialist Blackout produced a dramatic reveal effect for Justin Timberlake’s comeback performance at The Brits, on February 20.

Clay Paky Sharpys pack a punch on The Bodyguard

13/03/2013 - Production News

Olivier and Tony Award winning lighting designer Mark Henderson has chosen to use Clay Paky Sharpys to deliver his exciting ‘concert performance’ lighting for the glittering stage production of The Bodyguard, at the Adelphi Theatre on London’s Strand.

GDS Launch Authorised ArcSystem Integrator Programme in USA

13/03/2013 - Business News

As interest in and demand for ArcSystem trends steeply upwards in North America, GDS in conjunction with exclusive US distributor ACT Lighting, has created a network of authorised dealers who have received specialist training in relation to the products. The Authorised ArcSystem Integrator Programme (AAI) is designed to ensure easier and more widespread regional access to the ArcSystem range, as well us underpinning that access with project support and advice.

Christie Presents Premium Rental Staging Solutions at Prolight+Sound

13/03/2013 - Event News

Having been involved with the exhibition for a number of years, Christie this year returns to exhibiting in its own right at Frankfurt Prolight+Sound 2013 (April 10-13, hall 9.0, booth C57) presenting a number of advanced rental staging solutions for the industry touring and corporate event segments.

It’s Not Big But it is Clever - Yamaha CL5 Is the right Machine for ESS

13/03/2013 - Production News

As a long-time monitor engineer to many high profile artists, including Florence And The Machine, Phil McDaniel knows exactly what facilities a good monitor console needs. So it speaks volumes that he has invested in a pair of Yamaha CL5s for his audio rental business.

Crystal Acoustics Launch New MIC-30 In-ear Headphones

13/03/2013 - Equipment News

Crystal Acoustics has announced the new MIC-30 headphones, a pair of high-quality in-ear headphones that offer luxury levels of robustness and high quality performance.

Culture Creative Scores Success with another Winter Event

13/03/2013 - Production News

Specialist event producer, Culture Creative is celebrating the success of a new outdoor event delivered for East Renfrewshire Council at Rouken Glen Park last month and enjoyed by just over 12,500 visitors.

Music Group Heads to Prolight + Sound 2013

13/03/2013 - Event News

Music Group, the parent company of Behringer, Midas, Klark Teknik, Turbosound, and Bugera, will showcase their ever-expanding line-up of high-performance audio products at this year's Prolight + Sound Show, held April 10 - 13 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Electrosonic to Exhibit at the Counter Terror Expo and Offer Attendees a Free Audio Visual Service Health Check for their Control Room

13/03/2013 - Event News

Electrosonic’s Control Room and Service and Maintenance teams will be exhibiting together for the first time at the Counter Terror Expo in London on 24-25 April, at stand G70.

Outline Butterfly System Installed in the Prestigious Warner Theater

13/03/2013 - Project News

The prestigious Warner Theater has made its next quantum leap forward in entertainment services with its new Outline Butterfly PA system. Nestled just two blocks from The White House in Washington, D.C. the majestic Warner Theater has a rich legacy dating back to its origins in 1923 — first with Vaudeville, and later as a cinema theater during Hollywood’s Golden Age. Fully restored in 1992, the Warner Theater took on yet another incarnation and became an esteemed live performance venue. The new sound system delivers the power and clarity of Outline technology to support the venue’s expanded entertainment roster.

New Y Ffwrnes Theatre Llanelli draped in ShowTex Ultrablack Stage Velour

13/03/2013 - Project News

A variety of stage drapes for the Y Ffwrnes theatre’s main hall and chapel conversion Studio Theatre in Llanelli were all custom-manufactured by ShowTex UK. The company teamed with Chris Baldwin of ACT consultant services and MRL systems for this prestigious community project. The Main Theatre is equipped with a full set of masking drapes including a teaser, house curtain, five pairs of side stage legs and over stage borders, two pairs of cross-stage travellers, upstage cyclorama (white), RGB LED starcloth and a white front of stage gauze.

A Swedish Royal Flush for Robe

12/03/2013 - Production News

Leading Swedish television lighting designer Örjan Fjällström recently used Robe LEDWash 1200s for the first time to light a super high profile special broadcast, recorded by Swedish Television to celebrate the first birthday of HRH Crown Princess Victoria’s daughter and second in line to the throne, HRH Princess Estelle.

DiGiCo reveals SD9 software for broadcast and theatre markets at ProLight+Sound 2013

12/03/2013 - Equipment News

Last year’s ProLight+Sound saw UK digital solutions manufacturer DiGiCo announce the SD9 Supercharged software and firmware upgrades, freeing up more of the FPGA’s processing power and adding 100% more on many of its features. This year, DiGiCo takes the SD9 further for both the broadcast and theatre markets, with stand 8.0 F60 at ProLight+Sound and stand C1344 at the NAB show in the US seeing the SD9B making its worldwide debut, along with the European launch of the SD9T, which follows hot on the heals of its US debut at USITT in Milwaukee.

Martin Lighting and Rose Bruford College in New Partnership

12/03/2013 - Event News

Lighting Design students from Rose Bruford College have been working with the new Martin MAC Auras on a concert lighting project in the college’s Rose Theatre. The equipment had been made available by Mike Walker, UK sales director for Martin Professional.

PRG Institute in London

12/03/2013 - Standards News

The PRG Institute is offering a two-day comprehensive training course for students and industry professionals.

Miami University Graduates to L-Acoustics

12/03/2013 - Project News

John D. Millett Hall on the campus of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio is best recognized as home to the school's popular RedHawks basketball and volleyball teams. But the 9,200-capacity venue is also well known as the site for the school's commencement exercises, as well as concerts and other events from a list of guests as varied as Yo-Yo Ma, Beck, Bill Cosby, The Fray, O.A.R., Bela Fleck, Jay Leno and the Dalai Lama.

ADLIB Supplies Sound & Lighting in Paradise with Cody Simpson

12/03/2013 - Production News

Adlib supplied sound and lighting for recent solo shows by rising young Australian pop star Cody Simpson, who took time out from his busy schedule opening for Justin Bieber to perform in the key cities of Glasgow, Birmingham and Manchester promoting his first studio album, ‘Paradise’. Adlib was asked by AEG Live to supply full technical production to the shows which played true theatre / concert halls rather than traditional pop-orientated venues.

International line-up for Showlight 2013

12/03/2013 - Event News

Following the announcement of a truly international line up of speakers for Showlight 2013, the organisers are delighted that exhibiting companies represent more countries than ever before.

ETC Selador LED brings stunning house lighting to Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome

12/03/2013 - Project News

The Netherlands’ brand new multi-use indoor arena Ziggo Dome has been fitted out with over 400 ETC Selador LED fixtures, in a bid to make its house lighting among the best – and greenest – anywhere.

Neg Earth Invests in more Kinesys for Muse World Tour

11/03/2013 - Production News

Neg Earth Lights invested in five new Kinesys DigiHoist controllers and two remote handsets which went directly out on Muse’s ‘The 2nd Law’ world tour, together with a Kinesys K2 control and Elevation 1+ automation system that they already owned.

ETC Features Bandit Installation at Training for New Rigging Line

11/03/2013 - Project News

ETC’s recent training session for factory representatives on their new Prodigy variable speed rigging featured a Bandit Lites’ installation at a Nashville school. Bandits’ director of sales, Chris Barbee, was on site to offer insight into installing the new rigging system.

XL Events Supplies Scenic LED for UK Premiere of A Good Day To Die Hard

11/03/2013 - Production News

For the UK premiere of the fifth installment of the Die Hard franchise, Twentieth Century Fox brought in Premier to produce the London premiere of A Good Day To Die Hard.

The South African Broadcasting Corporation Invests in Multiple Avolites Tiger Touch

11/03/2013 - Production News

The South African Broadcasting Corporation has invested in three powerful touch screen Avolites Tiger Touch consoles. Avolites' South Africa partner DWR Distribution and entertainment lighting service company Blackmotion oversaw SABC's Tiger Touch investment for its Auckland Park, Johannesburg, studios. The upgrade was part of a major enhancement of the Corporation's TV lighting facilities.

LAMDA LED Play Days with RML

11/03/2013 - Event News

As part of Richard Martin Lighting (RML) new initiative as LAMDA’s Principle Lighting Partner, this week they opened our doors to their first year students as RML hosted their annual LED Play Days. "It’s a great chance to show these prospective lighting designers and technicians of the future the latest in the Industry’s innovation and design. Our demo room is the ideal space for such an event," said RML’s Simon Cox.

Coda loudspeakers are the right PARTS for contemporary dance school

11/03/2013 - Project News

The PARTS contemporary dance and performance school in Brussels has an international reach, holding auditions in countries around the world and accepting only the most talented students. The best students need the best facilities, which is why Coda loudspeakers were chosen for a recent refit in two of the school’s studios.

Clarity: Making Light Work for a Sound Education

11/03/2013 - Business News

Clarity in Sound, Light and Vision Limited specialise in working with schools, colleges and universities throughout the UK, designing, supplying and installing sound, lighting and audio-visual equipment. They have over 18 years’ experience in the educational sector and offer unbiased advice. Their services include training to ensure users are confident in the use of the equipment, free technical support and on-site and extended warranties.

Total Structures Outdoor Structure Workshop & CM Hoist Certification - Ventura, CA

08/03/2013 - Event News

Last March Total Structures hosted their inaugural outdoor structure educational event to great reviews. As a result of over subscription for the first school, an additional educational event was then held in Las Vegas in October, which also became a sell-out.

Clay Paky and Jagmag add Glamour to some of India's Major Awards Ceremonies

08/03/2013 - Production News

Clay Paky’s increasingly strong relationship with Mumbai-based Jagmag Electric Co. is resulting in the full range of Clay Paky fixtures being utilised at many of the most glittering events across India’s major cities.

Gayle San Tours with Xone:DB4

08/03/2013 - Production News

Renowned techno DJ and producer, Gayle San, has adopted the Xone:DB4 as her mixer of choice for touring and production work.

Coda LA8 is First Past the Post at Hong Kong Jockey Club

08/03/2013 - Production News

The Chinese New Year race meeting at the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Shatin racecourse is a key fixture in both the sporting and social calendar of China’s special administrative region. The 2013 meeting saw Coda Audio’s Airline LA8 system given a high profile, head-to-head trial against another system, with Coda emerging as the clear winner.

Chroma-Q Studio Force V 12 Phosphor Wins Les Etoiles du SIEL 2013 Award

08/03/2013 - Event News

Intelligent LED lighting manufacturer, Chroma-Q received a prestigious "Les Etoiles du SIEL 2013" award for the new Studio Force V 12 Phosphor white lighting fixture at this year’s SIEL show in Paris.

J. R. Clancy Expands Project Management Staff

08/03/2013 - People News

With projects in progress from a major performing arts center in Singapore to the beacon at the top of One World Trade Center in New York, J. R. Clancy has expanded its project management staff in the United States.

Triple Win for Mojo Barriers Australia

08/03/2013 - Production News

Mojo Barriers’ Australian office was appointed to supply stage barriers and crowd safety services across three of the country’s biggest summer music festivals in 2013 – Big Day Out, Soundwave and Future Music Festival.

Robert Juliat Lucy Followspots Join San Diego State University’s Inventory at School of Theatre, TV & Film

08/03/2013 - Production News

San Diego State University’s School of Theatre, TV & Film has acquired three Robert Juliat Lucy followspots for the Don Powell Theatre on campus. The fixtures were purchased from Acey Decy Lighting in San Fernando, California.

White Light Supports Best Lighting Designer Award at 2013 Offies

08/03/2013 - Event News

Congratulations to Richard Howell, winner of the Best Lighting Designer category at this year’s Offie Awards, which recognise and celebrate London’s eclectic off-West End theatre scene.

Stage Direction from LS-Live at The BRITs

08/03/2013 - Production News

British pop sensation One Direction picked up the inaugural Global Success Award at The BRITs, shortly after performing from a pinball stage custom designed and built by LS-Live - a company that also collected an award the previous week for Favourite Staging Company at the TPi Awards.

Crestron Demonstrates Smart Classroom Solutions at BETT 2013

08/03/2013 - Event News

The classroom of the future is here and BETT 2013 attendees were able to experience it first hand at the Crestron stand. The company showcased its range of education solutions and demonstrated the power of Crestron technology to control, automate, monitor and manage classrooms, laboratories, conference rooms and auditoriums.

GlacialLight Introduces a Waterproof Down Light for Ceilings – GL-DL06-IP

08/03/2013 - Equipment News

GlacialLight, a division of the Taiwanese technology manufacturer, GlacialTech Inc., has announced waterproof LED down light, GL-DL06-IP. This compact 6" down light for wet spaces only consumes 12W. There are three different configurations available: non-dimmable, AC-TRIAC dimmable and 3-in-1 dimmable (1-10V/PWM/Resistor). All of these three configurations have three colour temperature options.

Sapsis Rigging manages complex schedule for New York’s Fashion Week

08/03/2013 - Production News

Few times of the year feature as much gonzo production work as Fashion Week in New York City, when designers from all over the world come together to unveil the new clothing designs for the coming year.

"Cool" new LED Lightpanels launched

07/03/2013 - Equipment News

LED Lightpanels have been in the lighting arsenal of DoP’s and lighting directors for a while now. But as budgets and therefore shooting schedules in film and television become more squeezed, the need for cameramen to be “light on their feet” is crucial. Cameras have become more compact and their sensors are able to record pictures using a lot less lumens/lux than in the “good old days” when cameramen needed quite a lot of light and were shooting on a Sony BVP 5 or 7 SP Camcorder. Twenty odd years ago they thought these cameras were the “business” and very much state of the art!

Robe Moves with the Rhythm at the Festival de Salvador, Brazil

07/03/2013 - Production News

Over 150 Robe moving lights – including 56 ROBIN LEDBeam 100s, 26 ROBIN MMX Spots and 24 LEDWash 1200s - were supplied by leading Brazilian rental company Luzbel Iluminação for the 2013 Summer Festival de Salvador. The event was attended by over 250,000 people across four days and broadcast on Red Globo TV.

More Free Training at PLASA Focus: Leeds 2013

07/03/2013 - Event News

New sessions have been added to the free programme of seminars, demonstrations and tutorials taking place at PLASA Focus: Leeds 2013, at the Royal Armouries at Clarence Dock, only a short distance from the centre of Leeds, West Yorkshire, on Tuesday April 30 and Wednesday May 1.

Harman Professional Makes Key Promotions at Lighting Strategic Business Unit

07/03/2013 - People News

With the completion of its acquisition of Martin Professional and the foundation of a lighting business unit within Harman Professional, Harman has announced two key promotions that, according to Blake Augsburger, president Harman Professional, will position the business unit for optimal development while capitalizing on selective shared resources and relationships with Harman Professional.

Electro-Voice presents the RCM-28 module with OMNEO Network Technology

07/03/2013 - Equipment News

In the RCM-28 DSP and network module, Electro-Voice is presenting a new development for its TourGrade power amplifiers. The RCM-28 is a dual channel, digital controller module, which in addition to numerous DSP functions also boasts a redundantly implemented OMNEO network interface. Via IRIS-Net software, all of the TourGrade amplifier’s network and system parameters can be supervised and controlled remotely.

Showlight 2013 - the clock is ticking!

07/03/2013 - Event News

Don't miss the opportunity of a lifetime - from iconic designers to Icelandic TV, a lighting archive to LEDs, Showlight 2013 promises to be truly international and truly educational.

Final plans in place for Dynamic Events 2013

07/03/2013 - Event News

The second Dynamic Events conference is taking place in Dubai this weekend. With an impressive number of delegates already registered to attend from all over the world, there are now only a few places remaining, and the organisers are hoping for a capacity audience, announcing that it will be possible to ‘turn up on the day’.

GUIL Celebrates 30th Anniversary

07/03/2013 - Event News

GUIL, one of the major European companies dedicated to the manufacturing of lifting towers, stages, and stands and structures for the audio and lighting industry, is celebrating 30 years as a leader in innovation and technological advancements within the entertainment industry.

Robe MMXs Beam Some Sun on Cat Power

07/03/2013 - Production News

Lighting designer Cory FitzGerald added eleven Robe ROBIN MMX Spots to his design for the most recent U.S. leg of Cat Power’s current world tour, which is promoting her highly acclaimed album, "Sun".

Philips Gears Up for Major Showcase at Prolight + Sound

07/03/2013 - Event News

Philips Entertainment will be promoting all four of its entertainment technology brands at this year's Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt in Hall 11, stand no D73.

Le Mark Cable Labels for USA's 44 Designs Inc.

07/03/2013 - Production News

"These things are awesome," said 44 Designs Clayton Thornton following their delivery of Le Mark's world renowned custom printed cable labels.

Movecat NTB-LWL fibre-optic network

07/03/2013 - Equipment News

The Movecat NTB (Network Transmission Box) fibre-optic system from Think Abele is for applications in which the control consoles are at a distance of over 100m from the first network node. For this purpose, the data signals are transmitted by a fibre-optic system supporting distances of up to 250 metres.

Alcons stands tall at USITT Conference and Expo

06/03/2013 - Event News

Alcons Audio will enjoy a significant presence at the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Annual Conference and Stage Expo this month, with a range of products on display and demonstration, followed by a special SMAART training session.

Arup Integrates Artec Consultants Inc into its Global Practice

06/03/2013 - Business News

Arup and Artec haveo announced the integration of their acoustics, audio visual, and theatre consulting practices, effective immediately.

Flare Audio Gets Personal with Space P1

06/03/2013 - Equipment News

British speaker manufacturer Flare Audio is launching its first near field audio product using Space Technology: Space P1.

DPA Microphones help Morgan Ågren Demonstrate Drum Miking

06/03/2013 - Event News

DPA Microphones played a vital role in helping nearly 100 studio engineers get to grips with the black art of miking a drum kit during a workshop seminar given by Grammy award-winning drummer Morgan Ågren.

Bandit Lites Hops on the Night Train with Jason Aldean

06/03/2013 - Production News

Country superstar Jason Aldean is back on the road with Bandit Lites for his Night Train Tour. The stadium tour kicked off February 21 in Bossier City, LA and will continue through September.

Rain Age reaffirm faith in Lab.gruppen and Lake with new PLM Series Purchase

06/03/2013 - Production News

Leading German pro audio company Rain Age have added a further 10 Lab.gruppen PLM Series amplifiers to their extensive inventory, reaffirming the company’s faith in the technology available from Lab.gruppen and Lake.

AV Stumpfl Success at ISE in Amsterdam

06/03/2013 - Event News

The highlight of this year's product innovations presented by AV Stumpfl was most certainly the new Wings AV System. The media server Wings Engine is not only an eye catcher but it also convinces through its clever design and high performance, which allows even four simultaneous WUXGA outputs to render brilliant images.

New MAC III AirFX Movable LC Series "Doors" on Helene Fischer Shows

06/03/2013 - Production News

Popular German entertainer Helene Fischer played a pair of shows at the Berlin Velodrom in mid-December with lighting designer Jerry Appelt incorporating a host of Martin MAC luminaires into his design, including the new MAC III AirFX, along with visually stunning set elements like large movable "doors" constructed of Martin LC Plus Series video panels.

DPA Brings d:facto II Vocal Mic to Frankfurt Prolight + Sound 2013

06/03/2013 - Equipment News

With the launch of the new d:facto II Vocal Microphone, which will be on show for the first time in Europe at Prolight + Sound 2013 (Booth 8.B60), DPA Microphones has now broadened its range of products for the live stage by introducing a high quality vocal microphone that gives users unlimited possibilities for their performance.

Version 3.0.0 Software for Martin P3 System Controllers

06/03/2013 - Equipment News

Martin Professional has recently made available version 3.0.0 software for the award-winning family of P3 System Controllers for LED screens and creative video. Software version 3.0.0 brings a collection of new features to the award-winning P3-100, P3-200 and P3-PC System Controllers.

AC-ET Appoints Håkan Bergas Regional Sales Representative

06/03/2013 - People News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. has announced that Håkan Berg (pictured) will be working with their international sales team as Regional Sales Representative. Based in Sweden, Håkan will be using his 20 years of experience within the entertainment technology industry to promote the company's wide range of key and exclusive entertainment technology brands.

Italian City of Marghera Installs Audio Warning System with Community Loudspeakers

06/03/2013 - Project News

Sound systems are normally associated with venues or sites, but occasionally for public safety this can expand to a need for a system which covers whole cities and regions. Such is the case with Marghera City, in the province of Venice, Italy, which has recently had an audio warning system installed utilising Community loudspeakers.

CL3’s Company for Event Engineering

06/03/2013 - Production News

Loughborough-based conference and event production company Event Engineering has recently upgraded its audio inventory to ensure that it continues to deliver the excellence that its high profile corporate clients demand. This new equipment has included a Yamaha CL series digital console.

ACSP Sponsors the National Railway Museum’s ‘Locos in a Different Light’ Competition

06/03/2013 - Project News

A.C. Special Projects (ACSP) Ltd. returned as the headline sponsor for the 2012 National Railway Museum’s (NRM) annual student lighting competition, ‘Locos in a Different Light’ held in York. The competition, which is now in its fourth year, invites students who are studying lighting courses from institutions all over the UK to design, install and implement theatrical lighting schemes for the museum’s many historic locomotive displays in their prestigious ‘Great Hall’.

Compulite Systems Releases New Vector iControl App

05/03/2013 - Equipment News

Compulite Systems has announced the release of their new and improved Vector iControl App for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android devices. The App has been completely re-designed and includes a full GUI make over. The Vector iControl is a powerful application to remotely control and edit basic functions of all Vector lighting consoles.

RUD Hoist Chains for the Entertainment Industry

05/03/2013 - Equipment News

RUD Chains Ltd are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of round steel chain components and systems, producing top quality chains and applications to suit a vast selection of working environments. RUD have held key positions in the machine construction industry for over 140 years, specifically in the areas of forming, welding, heat treatment and surface technology.

Spot One on the Air in Asia

05/03/2013 - Project News

Hong Kong‘s leading TV Station, Television Broadcast Limited (TVB), has recently made a major investment in GLP’s impression Spot One for its studios.

Hawthorn and Anagram Join Forces

05/03/2013 - Business News

Hawthorns, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of technical and event services has announced the acquisition of Anagram, another well respected supplier to the event, conference and exhibition industries. This being Hawthorns 25th celebratory year, the amalgamation is a great triumph, say the company.

Bose Roommatch for Ahmad Jamal Concert at the Barbican

05/03/2013 - Production News

When the celebrated American jazz pianist-composer Ahmad Jamal played to a sell-out audience at the Barbican Centre in London on Friday February 8, he insisted on a full Bose RoomMatch system being installed especially for the concert, the first in the UK for four years. Ahmad Jamal has been praised as one of the greatest jazz innovators over his exceptionally long career, and joins other world renowned artistes and musicians who have performed at the Barbican, Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. It is also home to the London Symphony Orchestra.

Allen & Heath Releases GLD Remote iPad App

05/03/2013 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has announced the release of GLD Remote, the digital mixing system controller unveiled at NAMM 2013, providing a comprehensive suite of mixing controls for remote wireless applications using the iPad or the iPad Mini.

ETC Source Four LED gives Lift a lift

05/03/2013 - Production News

Lighting in a lift is usually fairly unforgiving, but a new show proves that it can be so much better – provided the lift is as big as a stage.

Christie MicroTiles upfront at Goya Film Awards

05/03/2013 - Event News

The multi award-winning Christie MicroTiles display solution was firmly to the fore throughout the 27th Goya Awards ceremony held recently at the Auditorium Hotel in Madrid. There were two T-shaped stands on stage where the winners received their prizes and gave their speeches – each made up of five MicroTiles modules.

Michael Eavis Q & A Session to Feature in Batmink Workshop Week

05/03/2013 - Event News

Glastonbury Festival impresario Michael Eavis will be helping UK trade distributor Batmink Ltd celebrate its 30th Anniversary by holding an open forum Q & A session during Batmink’s forthcoming week of free professional workshops and training. These workshops are designed to provide useful ‘hands on’ experience and core skills and will be presented by some of the industry’s foremost companies.

Tait Takes Pink’s The Truth About Love Tour to Heart

05/03/2013 - Production News

Working under the artistic direction of Baz Halpin and Chris Nyfield, Tait created custom scenic and staging elements designed around the tour’s central theme of love and heartbreak. To ensure a similar performance environment for the artist within the time constraints of the tour, an identical, leapfrogging main stage was replicated for the European leg. Dedicated to providing clients with user-friendly, innovative design, Tait was pleased to learn that Pink’s production team, led by Richard Young, was impressed by the quality of Tait’s design, as well as the speed and ease in which all the elements could be put together.

Nicola gets a picture perfect dance floor from Harlequin

05/03/2013 - Project News

Dance photographer and former dancer Nicola Selby gave her stylish new photography studio the perfect base for success with a world-class sprung dance floor system from Harlequin Floors.

CueCore & CLS-LED's Winning Combination at Holland Casino Utrecht

05/03/2013 - Project News

Dutch LED manufacturer and design specialist CLS recently installed an LED Light sculpture controlled by the CueCore in the Utrecht branch of Holland Casino.

By Design Day 2013 – for Giving, not Forgetting

05/03/2013 - Event News

By Design Day, the annual fundraising day for Light Relief in the UK and Behind the Scenes in the US and Canada, takes place this year on Wednesday April 24 on both sides of the Atlantic.

Yamaha Hits the Right Note at NedPhO-Dome

05/03/2013 - Project News

When two of the Netherlands biggest orchestras relocated to a new rehearsal and performance space this year, they needed a high performance vocal PA system which would provide exceptional sound quality, but not detract aesthetically from the historic building. Yamaha DXR12 loudspeakers provided the solution.

Mackie Updates Master Fader Control App for DL Series Live Mixers

05/03/2013 - Equipment News

Mackie has announced another update to the powerful Master Fader control application for the DL1608 and new DL806 digital live sound mixers at the 2013 Prolight + Sound fair. Master Fader v1.4 for iPad, has a host of new features sure to please DL mixer user including a new selection of channel plug-ins and improved snapshot operation driven by customer interaction.

South African Broadcasting Corporation Invests in Robe Moving Lights

05/03/2013 - Production News

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has made its first ever moving light purchase …investing in Robe ROBIN 300 and 600 LEDWashes plus 300E and 600E Spots – a total of 41 units.

BMB Electronics gets into motion with new Kinetik In-Ceiling Speaker

05/03/2013 - Equipment News

The Kinetik Labs range of speakers for the residential custom install sector is continuing to expand, with the introduction of the brand new KISP-E200-LP unit, an ideal speaker for in-ceiling application where maximum performance is required - at a price that won’t break the bank. The KISP-E200-LP is distributed exclusively by EMEA master distributor, Amber International.

XL Video Sequins Dazzle for Strictly Live Tour

04/03/2013 - Production News

For the sixth consecutive year, XL Video supplied full video production for the hugely popular ‘Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour’ which yet again, packed out UK arenas following hot on the heels of the latest rating-breaking hit TV series. The star-studded line-up for the 2013 tour included reigning ‘Strictly champion and Olympic gymnast’, Louis Smith, dancing with Ola Jordan.

Boettcher Gets Better with L-Acoustics

04/03/2013 - Project News

Denver Performing Arts Complex's Boettcher Concert Hall, home to the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, was built in 1978 as the first U.S. symphony hall in the round. While the 2,634-seat performance space's unique layout continues to remain enduringly contemporary, the venue's previous PA system has not fared quite so well, recently prompting a full audio system retrofit that included an L-Acoustics amplifier and loudspeaker package.

PR Delivers Technical Production for 2013 Evening Standard British Film Awards

04/03/2013 - Production News

South London based technical solutions provider Presentation Rentals (PR) supplied lighting, audio, projection and crew to the British Film Museum for the 2013 Evening Standard British Film Awards. Staged in the Debating Chamber of London County Hall (LCH), the event is the only ceremony dedicated exclusively to British and Irish cinematic talent.

BSR E1.33 Now in Public Review, Synched with Plugfest

04/03/2013 - Standards News

The RDM and sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest will take place on the 25th through 27th of April, at Gatwick Manor, London Road at Lowfield Heath near Gatwick Airport in the UK. The Developers Conference part of the event provides a forum for manufacturers, designers, consultants, and prospective users to learn about PLASA lighting control protocols suites. The Plugfest part is a hands-on opportunity for product developers to try their products and code implementations with products from a variety of other manufacturers, with support from their industry peers in a collaborative environment.

d&b audiotechnik puts it in words at PLASA Focus Leeds 2013

04/03/2013 - Event News

At PLASA Focus Leeds, on April 30 and May 1 in the Royal Armouries’ New Dock Hall, nestled conveniently close to the New Dock Bar you will find the d&b audiotechnik stand at N-A24. Make yourself comfortable, come and chat, come and listen; it's what the d&b team love to do. Questions and answers, discussion and debate, fact and opinion; take your time.

XL Video Appoints Lucas Covers as Group CEO

04/03/2013 - People News

XL Video has announced the appointment of Lucas Covers (pictured), former CEO of De Boer Structures and Philips Home Networks as its new chief executive officer for the Group. His management experience in closely related businesses will be a valuable asset to XL Video for the further expansion of the business.

RML on Parade

04/03/2013 - Production News

Richard Martin Lighting (RML) showed their continuing support as LAMDA’s principal lighting partner by donating lights to their annual musical which this year is ‘Parade’. The dark and gritty story is being shown at The Old Vic Tunnels, the perfect back drop - the stripped-back look and edginess of the tunnels suited the production perfectly.

Richard Martin Lighting for LAMDA

04/03/2013 - Standards News

Richard Martin Lighting (RML) has announced that they are officially LAMDA’s principal lighting partner, after working closely with the Academy for some time.

Momentum continues to build for Dynamic Events Conference 2013

04/03/2013 - Event News

Momentum is growing for Dynamic Events 2013 as global interest rises and delegates book the last remaining places for the conference. Dynamic Events takes place in Dubai on March 10 and 11.

Yamaha Announces Major Firmware Upgrade for CL Series

04/03/2013 - Equipment News

Yamaha has released a major upgrade to the firmware for its CL series digital mixing consoles. Bringing a wide range of user-requested enhancements and added functions, the upgrade increases yet further the exceptional flexibility of the CL system.

Dedicated Hall of Australian Manufacturers Announced for Entech

01/03/2013 - Event News

In a strong affirmation of their commitment to Australian manufacturers of commercial and entertainment technology, ENTECH together with the Australian Commercial and Entertainment Technologies Association (ACETA) announced a new initiative, the ACETA Hall of Australian Manufacturers which will be located at the ENTECH 2013 show in July.

First Robe WashBeams on Tour in UK for Strictly Live Tour

01/03/2013 - Production News

The first Robe ROBIN MMX WashBeams fixtures to tour the UK went out on ‘Strictly Come Dancing – The Live Tour’, which played a month of UK arenas following the latest of the BBC’s hugely popular hit TV series. The glittering 2013 tour line up included reigning Strictly champion and Olympic gymnast, Louis Smith, dancing with Ola Jordan.

Paloma Faith graces the Apollo with DiGiCo

01/03/2013 - Production News

Since breaking into the UK music scene in 2009 with three top 20 singles, Paloma Faith has had two platinum-selling albums; the latter, Fall to Grace, reached number two in the UK Album Charts, and led to several 2011 BRIT Award nominations. Currently in the midst of an extensive UK tour, her FOH engineer, Huw Richards, is working on a DiGiCo SD10 with SD Rack, and it's all going rather well...

Projection and Sound Animates Archangels for All Souls Church

01/03/2013 - Production News

Projection artist Ross Ashton from London-based The Projection Studio created a special giant video artwork, "Spiritus" on the front of All Souls Church, Cheriton near Folkestone in Kent for the 2013 Cheriton Lights Festival.

DiGiCo appoints new Technical Specialist

01/03/2013 - People News

UK digital solutions manufacturer DiGiCo has added another member to its team, with the appointment of Fernando Delgado (pictured) to the role of sales application specialist.

Harlequin provides sprung floor solution at revamped Blackwood Miners’ Institute

01/03/2013 - Project News

At the £750,000 regeneration of Blackwood Miners’ Institute in the Borough of Caerphilly – a former snooker hall and now one of the busiest performing arts venues in South Wales – a fully floating Harlequin Activity Sprung Floor with Harlequin Hardwood Maple surface has been installed to create a hardwearing, fully functional and safe studio space to suit dancers of all types, ages and abilities.

Philips Selecon PLCycs Sing on Stage in Birdsong

01/03/2013 - Production News

Charcoalblue's lighting designer Alex Wardle has used Philips Selecon PLCycs as part of his minimalist lighting rig for the well-received touring production of Birdsong.

CPL Invests in More Compact PPUs

01/03/2013 - Production News

West Midlands based AV rental specialist Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) has added another compact ‘fly away’ portable video PPU to its growing fleet in response to the massive demand for and popularity of powerful, neatly packaged small-to-medium PPUs with an expedient footprint.

Josef Valchar Presents LED Moving Light Technology Seminars in Australia

01/03/2013 - Event News

Robe lighting’s CEO Josef Valchar was invited to present a series of seminars in Australia addressing the major aspects of LED moving light technology.