News Archive for April 2013

Robe and Anolis Illuminate Košice Cathedral for European Capital of Culture Opening Ceremony

30/04/2013 - Production News

The magnificent Gothic Cathedral of St Elizabeth in Košice, Slovak Republic, became the glowing centrepiece of the city’s Opening Ceremony celebrations for its year as European Capital of Culture in a spectacular lighting scheme featuring Robe and Anolis LED fixtures.

White Light Supports 2013 Olivier Awards, Paule Constable Wins Best Lighting Design

30/04/2013 - Production News

Paule Constable has won the Best Lighting Design award, supported by White Light, at the 2013 Olivier Awards, which celebrate the best productions to open in London’s West End over the last twelve months. The awards were presented this Sunday, April 28th, in a star-studded ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House.

Chicago’s United Center Purchases Robert Juliat Cyrano Followspots from Chicago Spotlight

30/04/2013 - Project News

Chicago Spotlight, Inc. is shedding some light on United Center, the largest arena in the US, with help from Robert Juliat Cyrano followspots. Home of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls and the NFL’s Chicago Blackhawks and a venue for top musical artists, the United Center has hosted over 40 million guests since it opened in 1994.

Fun for XL Video at Hammersmith

30/04/2013 - Production News

XL Video supplied LED screens, cameras, Hippotizer media servers and control for the high profile London show by chart-topping and Grammy Award winning New York based indie pop band, Fun.

Apex Intelli-X2 Is In Control At Sonora

30/04/2013 - Project News

Located in the town of Erandio, near the Basque capital Bilbao, the Sonora nightclub is renowned for its quality of music, drawing people from a wide catchment area. This reputation is aided by a high specification audio system that features an Apex Intelli-X2 48 controller at its heart.

New Version of Free Network Management Software Launched by ELC Lighting at Prolight + Sound 2013

30/04/2013 - Event News

Prolight + Sound 2013 was a success for ELC with the launch of its anticipated new version of dmXLAN network management software and an enthusiastic response from distributors and clients.

Christie Takes Full Advantage of Record-Breaking Prolight + Sound Exhibition

30/04/2013 - Event News

A record-breaking 113,000 visitors from 142 countries attended this year’s Musikmesse and Prolight+Sound expos in Frankfurt. This statistic spelled success not only for the show but also for Christie, who returned to Hall 9 as exhibitors in their own right after a break last year.

Martin LED, Video and Control for Harvest Christian Fellowship

30/04/2013 - Project News

On 17th March, Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, celebrated the ministry’s 40th anniversary by hosting a weekend event titled "ReEnvision." The weekend was intended to reflect on how Harvest grew from a small church into one of America’s mega-churches with one of the largest evangelical outreaches in America and the world, "Harvest America."

Yamaha Equipment Delivers “The Best Dolby Atmos Installation So Far”

30/04/2013 - Project News

Dolby Atmos surround sound technology is taking the cinema audio experience to a new level, making current 5.1 and 7.1 systems seem simplistic in comparison. One of the first European installations of an Atmos system is at Kristiansand in Norway, where 54 Yamaha loudspeakers and 33 power amplifiers have been specified to deliver its exacting audio requirements.

Ian Green Joins Northern Light

30/04/2013 - People News

Northern Light has announced the appointment of Ian Green as a business development manager for the company’s equipment sales division, Northern Light Direct.

Martin ShowDesigner (MSD) Demo Version Now Available

30/04/2013 - Equipment News

Lighthouse of Holland has made available for download a demo version of Martin Professional’s ShowDesigner (MSD) lighting and set design software package.

New UK Sales Manager for Carlsbro and Studiomaster

30/04/2013 - People News

Soundking Group Europe has announced the appointment of Simon Alexander to the position of UK sales manager for Carlsbro and Studiomaster following the reinstatement of its UK/Eire distribution of the brands from its Luton HQ.

ETC LED Lighting for Spain’s Fundación Juan March

30/04/2013 - Project News

The main auditorium of the Fundación Juan March in Madrid has received a new ETC LED lighting system, thanks to ETC’s Spanish dealer Stonex and installer Salas Audio Video. Because the space is used for lectures, interviews, cinema projection, piano concertos and concerts – with many of the events being broadcast – the lighting needed to be truly versatile.

Community Introduces the Commercial Design Series

30/04/2013 - Equipment News

Community Professional Loudspeakers is introducing the new Commercial Design Series, a comprehensive family of ceiling, surface mount and pendant loudspeakers designed to meet the needs of installations requiring high performance at a competitive price. Commercial Design models offer a choice of 4.5-inch, 6.5-inch and 8-inch driver sizes, and deliver Community’s legendary sonic quality, exceptional speech intelligibility and proven reliability. The entire Commercial Design family features uniform sound quality throughout the series, providing excellent consistency from model to model.

DPA Microphones Rise To The Challenges Of The Jungle

30/04/2013 - Project News

Researcher and eco-acoustic composer David Monacchi has been using DPA Microphones’ 4060 miniature microphones to capture the sounds of the rainforest as part of his long-term environmental sound-art project entitled Fragments of Extinction.

Audio Course Providers Collaborate

30/04/2013 - Standards News

Alchemea College and Britannia Row Productions Training have announced a new collaboration to deliver live sound training at the highest level. With Alchemea’s facilities located on Britannia Row in Islington (the original HQ for Britannia Row Productions), both parties have enjoyed friendly relations for many years.

Colour Sound Makes Massive Investment in More LED Screen

29/04/2013 - Production News

Colour Sound Experiment (CSE) has made a substantial new investment in LED screen with the purchase of 100 square metres of BT6 6mm pitch high resolution surface.

Pro Audio Stash Launches 'The Nuts' Product

29/04/2013 - Equipment News

Pro Audio Stash (PAS), leading UK professional audio and AV suppliers and 19 inch racking specialists launches an innovative new captive nut design – the Threaded Rack Rail Clip Nut. This is set to become the much-anticipated alternative to traditional cage nuts

Schnick Schnack Systems Gives The Voice an Accent

29/04/2013 - Production News

Schnick Schnack Systems LED Accent Lighting literally spins with the hot seats on NBC’s The Voice. Chosen by designer Oscar Dominguez of Darkfire Lighting Design, Schnick Schnack Systems’ quality, camera-friendly, calibrated colours light the triangular podium on the front of each judge’s chair. Naturally, whenever a critical red decision button is pushed, the LEDs behind the Plexiglas podium change colours and the chair spins around.

Harlequin Sponsors RAD Conference on Dance and Wellbeing

29/04/2013 - Production News

In an ongoing commitment to raising the health and safety standards for dancers, Harlequin Floors is an exclusive sponsor of the ‘Dance and Lifelong Wellbeing’ conference which takes place on April 26, 27 and 28 at the Royal Academy of Dance and London College of Fashion.

Steinigke with COB in the USA

29/04/2013 - Production News

A year ago, Steinigke Showtechnic of Germany introduced their new COB technology at the Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt. And as with every new technology, there was a certain degree of uncertainty at first. But by now the company say it is obvious: it is an innovation in LED technology - and that this is just the start.

Only One Direction for XL Video

29/04/2013 - Production News

XL Video is supplying nearly 400 square metres of LED screen, plus 72 VersaTUBE LED battens and crew to Blink TV for the UK and European legs of One Direction’s ‘Take Me Home’ world tour. This sees the UK’s favourite chart-topping, multi-platinum selling and award winning band reach dizzying new heights of popularity, presence and profile.

There’s No Business Like Snow Business for Yamaha

29/04/2013 - Production News

Early 2013 has seen Yamaha CL series digital consoles in demand for work in sub-zero temperatures. As well as featuring in the broadcast facilities at the Alpine World Ski Championships in Austria, the 2013 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships saw CL systems deployed as the main mixers for the event arenas.

POLARaudio Corners Cornered Audio

29/04/2013 - Business News

POLARaudio has announced the exclusive UK distribution of Cornered Audio speakers. These loudspeakers are ergonomically designed for the provision of background music in a range of settings from retail environments to bars, entertainment venues and cafes. With a distinctly Scandinavian edge to design, form and function, they represent an interesting and decidedly original addition to POLARaudio's range.

Calibre UK appoints new distributor for sub-Saharan Africa

29/04/2013 - Business News

Calibre UK has extended its global reach still further with the appointment of Prosound as its new distribution partner for sub-SaharanAfrica. Based in South Africa, Prosound is a hugely experienced distributor and rental company with several decades of expertise in supplying professional sound and lighting equipment under its belt.

Electrosonic Provides AV Systems for New Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Entry Area

29/04/2013 - Project News

When Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex near Orlando, Florida, reconfigured the entry area into the park, Electrosonic was charged with providing the audio-visual design, infrastructure, equipment and programming for the background music, audio messaging and video signage for ticketing and guest relations services.

Opéra Royal de Wallonie chooses L-Acoustics

29/04/2013 - Project News

On the occasion of the restoration of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, a fully-fledged L-Acoustics system was put in place.

Convincing: X Factor Arabia relies on MA VPU

29/04/2013 - Production News

X Factor is one of the most successful casting shows worldwide, and the same is true for X Factor Arabia. The show started broadcasting in March 2006. The current run of 20 shows is again based on the original British concept "The X Factor" that is produced by Simon Cowell and his company SYCOtv. The "X Factor" of the title refers to that undefinable "something" that makes real star quality.

Lumonic Ltd move to bigger premises

29/04/2013 - Business News

Lumonic Ltd, who design and manufacture Innovative LED lights under the ilumo brand, have moved.

First Robe Pointes Hit the UK & Ireland

29/04/2013 - Production News

Leading Irish lighting rental company Just Lite, based in Dublin, are the first recipients in the UK of Robe’s new ROBIN Pointe moving head fixtures.

Pete’s Big TVs Supplies Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies

29/04/2013 - Production News

Video equipment rental company Pete’s Big TVs supplied the high resolution LED video panels and a video tech crew for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies, held April 18 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Christie Lites Opens New Location in Winnipeg, Manitoba

29/04/2013 - Business News

Christie Lites has announced the opening of a new stage lighting and equipment sales and rental office in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The new location - its thirteenth - strengthens Christie Lites’ multi-office network of full service and equipment across North America.

dbn Has it Covered at Carden Park Event

29/04/2013 - Production News

dbn Lighting delivered a complete lighting and staging – both design and equipment – and rigging solution to John Brandwood Presentation Management for an event staged at the very elegant Carden Park Golf Resort & Spa near Chester.

Are You Competent: Can You Prove It?

26/04/2013 - Event News

The ABTT will once again be exhibiting at next week’s PLASA Focus, taking place Tuesday April 30 – Wednesday May 1, at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, as well as participating in its Professional Development Programme.

High End Systems Shines at SXSW 2013

26/04/2013 - Production News

Held March 12-18 in Austin, the annual South By Southwest Music Conference has in recent years grown to encompass film and interactive media, but for many who travel to Texas, it's all about the music. With over 2,000 acts from 49 countries performing on over 100 stages, the capital city truly lives up to its' moniker, 'Live Music Capital Of The World'. And although SXSW's focus remains on emerging talent, established artists now line up to play intimate showcases during the festival.

Craig Burross Receives HES Lifetime Achievement Award

26/04/2013 - People News

At an intimate gathering in Austin on March 26, High End Systems national sales manager Craig Burross was presented an award from his peers and company founders for his achievement of $200,000,000 in sales of High End Systems' products. The Lifetime Achievement Award for $200m revenue is the culmination of Burross' seventeen years of sales leadership and contribution to High End Systems. In addition to High End Systems co-founders Lowell Fowler and Richard Belliveau, Vice-President of Worldwide Sales Renaat De Wilde, members of the HES sales team and other key employees were also in attendance for the evening's festivities.

CT’s Open Days in May to feature Media Servers

26/04/2013 - Event News

Following on from recent Open Day successes over the last few years, Creative Technology (CT) has announced the next series of Open Days to be held on May 23 and 24.

New integrated sound and lighting cabs shown in pre-production form

26/04/2013 - Equipment News

Studiomaster showed two major new product series at Musikmesse for the first time outside of the US: the Starlight integrated sound and lighting speaker cabinets, which caused a major stir when shown in prototype form at NAMM this year, were given a European debut in final pre-production form, and the newly complete Horizon 2000 mixer range was on display, comprising two self powered and two passive variants.

ArKaos Pro Signs Distribution Agreement with ESL France

26/04/2013 - Business News

ArKaos Pro, the leading provider of realtime visual processing technologies for live visual performances, has announced the appointment of ESL as its new exclusive distributor for France. The agreement is the first new appointment since the formation of ArKaos Pro was announced at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt.

Martin Pro Clean Supreme Maintenance Fluid Available to Market

26/04/2013 - Equipment News

Tried, tested and used internally by Martin Professional for years, Pro Clean Supreme maintenance fluid for haze and smoke machines is now available to the market.

Piaf Sings A Hymne à L’amour… to the Yamaha CL3

26/04/2013 - Production News

Telling the extraordinary story of French chanteuse Édith Gassion - better known as Piaf - Leicester Curve’s production of the eponymously-titled biographical drama enraptured audiences in March and April. Sound designer Ben Harrison chose a Yamaha CL3 for the production, which helped it to earn four star reviews in the national media.

Yes Rental invests in APG

26/04/2013 - Production News

Yes Rental is one of Belgium’s fastest-expanding dry hire companies. Based in Tournai, the company is situated barely 5km from the French border, and just 20km from Lille, and is thus ideally placed right in the heart of Europe. Initially, Yes Rental MD, Frederic Van Durmen, concentrated mainly on developing the lighting department. Now that it has gained a considerable size and reputation and is fully stocked with the latest equipment, he decided that the time was right to move into supplying audio equipment as well. After careful reflection and a number of comparative listening tests, he opted to invest in a significant rental inventory of APG equipment.

XL Events Illuminates Leicester Square with LED for Iron Man 3

26/04/2013 - Production News

XL Events supplied LED screen for the UK premiere of Iron Man 3- the latest installment of the blockbuster Paramount Pictures and Marvel Enterprises franchise – at an event staged in London’s Leicester Square.

Managing Director, Simon Hobday, to leave Artistic Licence

25/04/2013 - People News

Lighting control experts, Artistic Licence, has announced that incumbent managing director, Simon Hobday, is moving on to explore new opportunities.

Projection Studio Completes ‘Illuminata’ Video Installation at Caerphilly Castle

25/04/2013 - Production News

Ross Ashton and The Projection Studio have designed and co-ordinated a permanent 270 degree video projection installation featuring an adaptation of their highly successful work ‘Illuminata’ at Caerphilly Castle in Wales for CADW, the official guardian of the built heritage of Wales.

Chris Tomlin's Burning Lights Tour Hits the Road with Renewed Vision

25/04/2013 - Production News

When Chris Tomlin's latest album, Burning Lights, was released this past January, it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, making it only the fourth Christian album in history to do so. To support the new album, Tomlin and his band are once again back out on the road for a two-month, 36-date U.S. arena tour, and along with them for the trek is Renewed Vision's ProPresenter 5 lyric and media presentation software.

Allen & Heath Appoints new Distributor in Argentina

25/04/2013 - Business News

Allen & Heath has appointed ARS as its exclusive distributor in Argentina. Established for 12 years, the company already distributes leading brands, such as Turbosound, Sennheiser and TC Electronic.

Cape Town University Theatre Upgrades to Philips Strand Lighting Dimming

25/04/2013 - Project News

Cape Town University's The Baxter Theatre has invested in ten Philips Strand Lighting Wallrack Dimmer units as part of a major upgrade to its lighting facilities.

RML Purchase Clay Paky Sharpy Wash 330 Fixtures

25/04/2013 - Production News

Richard Martin Lighting (RML) has announced the recent purchase of the Clay Paky Sharpy Wash 330 and they are immediately available for hire.

Mario Bentley appointed new Sales Manager ProSound

25/04/2013 - People News

With Mario Bentley (pictured), Bosch Communications Systems is strengthening its presence in the Middle East and Africa. In the future, as sales manager ProSound, Mario Bentley will hold responsibility for Electro-Voice and Dynacord sales in both regions.

Electrosonic Goes Back to Nature for Mohonk Preserve Visitor Center

25/04/2013 - Project News

Mohonk Preserve in the Shawangunk Mountains near New Paltz, New York, is marking its 50th anniversary this year with a renovation of its green design award-winning Visitor Center tucked cozily into the woods. Electrosonic was charged with creating several new exhibits for the main floor, which enable visitors to maximize their time in New York’s largest nonprofit nature preserve.

AED Distribution High End Systems Test Drive Event

25/04/2013 - Event News

AED Distribution has announced details of their first-ever High End Systems Test Drive Event, featuring the new family of Hog 4 Consoles. As the UK Master Distributor of High End Systems, this unique event is part of an on-going campaign to inform the UK lighting community about the latest innovative products from High End Systems who are now in their fourth decade and continuing to deliver innovative products.

Eclipse shines at Easter celebrations at New Wine, Jakarta

25/04/2013 - Production News

The New Wine International church in Jakarta, Indonesia, has the unusual distinction of being located on the 3rd floor of a large shopping arcade. It is nevertheless extremely well equipped and places a big emphasis on music. Indeed, the church had planned a major Easter celebration concert which they wished to record. As a result, they turned to Innovason distributor La Mesa, who provided an Innovason Eclipse digital console equipped with the integrated M.A.R.S. 64-track digital recorder especially for the event.

Chroma-Q Launches AutoLED II - Ultra Bright Daylight White LED Moving Light

25/04/2013 - Equipment News

Utilising the same core technologies as the innovative Chroma-Q Studio Force D XT 12, the new AutoLED II is a 6,500K* CCT daylight white LED moving head fixture that boasts an extreme 16,430 hot lumens output for ultra bright, long distance throw; an optional revolutionary beam shaper that enables you to vary the beam angle, a built in louver to avoid glare, a high CRI and a smooth linear dimming curve.

Total Solutions Refresh the Catalogue

25/04/2013 - Equipment News

Making something in the UK that conforms to the EU regulations applicable is one thing, to develop an engineered product that is entirely fabricated in the UK, exceed these standards, and costs less than anything comparable is frankly astonishing. "But that’s just what we’ve done," said a justifiably chuffed Ian Hall making his first announcement in his new role as sales director at Total Solutions Group (TSG).

MAC Viper Plenty Bright on Times of India Film Awards

25/04/2013 - Production News

Associate designer for the Times of India Film Awards, Robert Sondergaard of Electric Aura, encouraged lighting designer Atul Sonpal to go with the 1000 W Martin MAC Viper Profile instead of an originally specified 1500W fixture, a decision that Atul and Robert proved happy with.

MAC Viper AirFX now shipping

24/04/2013 - Equipment News

A new luminaire in Martin Professional’s award-winning MAC Viper Family of moving heads, the MAC Viper AirFX, is now shipping. Both flexible and efficient, the MAC Viper AirFX is a new concept that combines hard-edge, mid-air effects and a beautiful wash field in one luminaire. It features the same compact form, impressive speed, superior light quality and beautiful colours as the other members of the MAC Viper Family.

A Virtual Look inside ‘The Pixel Depot’

24/04/2013 - Business News

For anyone that hasn’t yet visited The Pixel Depot, displayLED’s state of the art showroom and industry resource, there’s a video to show you what it’s all about and some of the products on display. Go to
http://youtu.be/wveoU5SPu2w.

Allen & Heath Sponsors Famous Clubs during 2013 SXSW

24/04/2013 - Event News

Allen & Heath digital consoles were a big hit with the bands and fans once again at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW), one of the world's largest annual music conferences in Austin, TX. The conference, which has been produced since 1987, is celebrated around the world as one of the great institutions of independent music.

KEF Launches New Headphones

24/04/2013 - Equipment News

KEF has announced its first ever range of headphones, offering consumers the chance to enjoy KEF’s unparalleled audio expertise in portable form for the very first time.

J. R. Clancy names Backstage Service Specialist

24/04/2013 - People News

In its continuing efforts to provide the services its customers need to ensure backstage safety, J. R. Clancy, Inc., has named Anthony Seifritz (pictured) to the new position of Backstage Service Specialist.

A.C. Entertainment Technologies at PLASA Focus 2013

24/04/2013 - Event News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. will be showcasing products at PLASA Focus 2013 from a selection of the leading brands which it distributes, including Chroma-Q, Jands, High End Systems, Spotlight, SGM, PixelRange, Chauvet, LedGo, Green Hippo, Christie Nitro, Soundcraft, RCF, BroadWeigh, Columbus McKinnon and many more – on stand N-E2.

XL Events Joins CBeebies On Tour with Justin & Friends

24/04/2013 - Production News

For the sixth year of BBC Worldwide’s CBeebies on Tour, XL Events joined in the fun once again, supplying LED, camera system, playback and custom LED set elements.

Martin Audio goes Turnkey in Turkey, with InfoGroup

24/04/2013 - Business News

Martin Audio has appointed Istanbul-based InfoGroup Sound Lighting and Visual Systems Ltd as its new Turkish distributor.

G-Spot Passes the Ultimate Fountain Test at PL+S

24/04/2013 - Event News

SGM used Frankfurt’s Prolight+Sound to demonstrate the extraordinary growth it has experienced since coming under Peter Johansen’s ownership just over a year ago.

Tait Delivers Complex Strobe/Mirror Assembly and Flying Rig for Beyoncé

24/04/2013 - Production News

The highly-anticipated "Mrs. Carter Show World Tour" began recently in Belgrade, Serbia, with Beyoncé delivering as dynamic a performance as ever imaginable. Set designer, LeRoy Bennett, was at the helm of the show’s visual display, which ranged from incredible light displays to performer flying and pyro effects. Working closely with Alex Miasnikof and Malcolm Weldon, production managers for the tour, TAIT combined optimized rental assets with custom elements to deliver a complete staging solution. Following opening night, Miasnikof stated: "No matter how complicated or crazy the project, TAIT will come up with a solution. They have a team of great people that will support your efforts in all aspects, from paper to show; no matter where in the world it might be."

PR Lighting’s new product suite has perfect platform at ProLight + Sound

24/04/2013 - Event News

PR Lighting has reported an excellent response to the suite of new products, premiered on the stand of their German distributor, Focon Showtechnic at this year’s Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt. According to international sales director, Ernie Armas, feedback to all three new products couldn't have been more positive.

Theatres Trust Conference - Book Now for Earlybird Discounts

24/04/2013 - Event News

This year’s Theatres Trust conference provides a unique opportunity to look at how theatres can create a more resilient future by using their buildings to achieve financial self-sufficiency.

Martin Audio Celebrates Best Frankfurt Ever

24/04/2013 - Event News

Martin Audio can reflect on its most successful trade show appearance ever following its participation at this year’s Frankfurt Prolight+Sound Show.

Triple E Exhibits New Wireless TracDrive Controller at PLASA Focus

24/04/2013 - Event News

Motorised systems specialist Triple E will be demoing its recently launched wireless control for its popular TracDrive motor systems at PLASA Focus Leeds, stand RA-B14.

Christie Lites Invests in 200 Martin M2GO Lighting Consoles

24/04/2013 - Production News

In order to meet market demand for Martin Professional’s M2GO lighting controller, Christie Lites has purchased no less than 200 of the compact consoles for its rental inventory.

Five new Colour Versions for LED Duris P 5 from Osram

24/04/2013 - Equipment News

Osram Opto Semiconductors now offers the mid-power LED Duris P5 in colour. The five new versions have impressively high luminous efficacy from a compact form factor, already known from the white version. The LEDs are ideal for architecture lighting and for the hospitality sector, in other words hotels and restaurants.

POLARaudio and Behringer Eurocom Unite for North/South Presentations

23/04/2013 - Event News

POLARaudio recently invited leading systems integrators to attend two events organised to present the Behringer Eurocom range of products. The first of the events took place at the Music Group Research and Development Centre in Manchester. Set up by Music Group as a UK Centre of Excellence for developing cutting edge digital audio technology, the facility occupies 24,000 square feet and is home to many of the group's 300 UK employees. Two days later, Mercedes-Benz World at Weybridge provided a fitting backdrop for the presentation, in a similarly high-calibre environment of merit and quality.

Robe In Brazil with Lollapalooza

23/04/2013 - Production News

The 2013 Brazilian Lollapalooza Festival staged at São Paulo’s Jockey Club featured a selection of Robe moving lights on the main two stages, Cidade Jardim and Butantã.

Amas Produksjon becomes Adamson Distributor in Norway

23/04/2013 - Business News

Amas Produksjon is the latest distributor to join the Adamson team. They announced their new partnership while at Prolight and Sound this year. The Norwegian company started as a booking agent in the early 90’s but quickly grew to include equipment rental, and in 2004 they began sales and distribution of top brands in the pro audio world. Amas specializes in turn-key pro audio solutions in both the sales and rental markets. These services include everything from rental to full sound design, installation and 24hr service to their clients in installation and live touring markets.

Growing the Panalux Family

23/04/2013 - Business News

The Panalux Broadcast & Event team provide specialist, creative solutions to the television, film, live event and concert touring industries.

GTO C-12: Outline unveils the real game-changer

23/04/2013 - Event News

Italian pro-audio manufacturer Outline celebrated its 40th Anniversary by unveiling the all-new GTO C-12 line source array at Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013.

The Bodyguard will always love DiGiCo’s SD7T

23/04/2013 - Production News

The Bodyguard, the smash hit musical from producers Michael Harrison and David Ian, has already won Best New Musical in the 2013 Whatsonstage.com Awards. Richard Brooker, no stranger to such mammoth productions having worked on some of the industry’s biggest theatrical productions, including Jesus Christ Superstar, The Sound of Music, Chess and Cabaret, took on the challenge of the show’s sound design. He has once again deployed a DiGiCo SD7T digital mixing console at Front of House, with an SD824 at the monitor position, to help him meet some new challenges.

City Theatrical Launches New Website

23/04/2013 - Business News

City Theatrical is inviting visitors to explore its new website. The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing customers to access detailed product information and videos with the option to share information across all major social networking sites.

Tight into the night

23/04/2013 - Project News

All hours night clubs, warm summer evenings, and long Adriatic beaches are a potent combination. Throw in high octane musical entertainment and the cake is baked. The Noa Beach Club at Zr?e on the island of Pag is just such a place; owners Ivan Joki? and Zlatko Balaško have worked hard to make the club stand out amongst the many others clamouring for attention along the northern Croatian coastline. "Noa is quite young, 2013 is our third year. What we have learned is that there is no substitute for good sound when you're trying to attract international status DJs."

Robe Installed at Södra Teatern Stockholm

23/04/2013 - Project News

Södra Teatern (Southern Theatre) located in Stockholm’s lively and creative Söder district, is one of Sweden’s best known privately run theatres and the oldest such venue in Stockholm, established in 1859.

LEDHead Mini-Map at PLASA Focus with MilTec

23/04/2013 - Event News

PLASA Focus will see the UK launch of the LEDHead Mini-Map miniature LED screen. The Mini-Map will be the first of the LEDHead range to be manufactured in the UK.

Samantha Wiseman Joins Aurora Lighting Hire

23/04/2013 - People News

TV Lighting specialists Aurora Lighting Hire, based in Greenford, has announced that Samantha Wiseman (formally Dean) has recently joined their team.

ETC at PLASA Focus 2013

23/04/2013 - Event News

ETC is getting ready to show a range of new and updated products at this year’s PLASA Focus in Leeds.

Electro-Voice loudspeaker series certified EN 54-24 Compliant

23/04/2013 - Equipment News

The EN-54 series of standards was introduced in 1996 to cover all aspects of fire alarm systems in use throughout Europe. In view of the trend towards combined fire detection and voice alarm systems, in April 2011 the series was extended to cover voice alarm systems as well. EN 54-24 is, therefore, the new standard stipulating the required specifications, test procedures and performance criteria for passive loudspeakers used in voice alarm systems.

Stardraw.com announces major upgrades for Stardraw Design 7

23/04/2013 - Equipment News

Software provider Stardraw.com has announced a significant enhancement to their most sophisticated design/documentation product yet, the award-winning Stardraw Design 7 software package. The upgrade follows a period of intense beta testing by a select group of Stardraw Design 7 "Power Users".

Chroma-Q Launches New Energy Efficient, Colour Changing LED ‘Inspire’ House Light

23/04/2013 - Equipment News

Intelligent LED lighting manufacturer, Chroma-Q unveiled their brand new ‘Inspire’ LED house light at this year’s Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany.

Visual Productions at PLASA Focus

23/04/2013 - Event News

Visual Productions will be attending PLASA Focus in Leeds next week. Although regular attendees to PLASA Focus, this is the first time that Visual Productions take their own stand, (RA-A15).

RH Consulting Strengthens Team with Two New Recruits

23/04/2013 - People News

The London-based audio consulting firm, RH Consulting, has recently welcomed two new members to the team. Stuart Gillan (pictured), an audio professional with over thirty years’ experience in live touring, location music recording, location tv/film and broadcast post-production. He will be focusing mainly on system design, while Henny Schuett, a native German speaker, will be joining RH Consulting on a part-time basis, concentrating mainly on projects in the German market.

MILOS Provides a Smart Solution for Epic Tutankhamen Exhibition

22/04/2013 - Project News

Technical production solutions provider Smart Production SRO from Prague, Czech Republic has invested in substantial quantities of MILOS’s M390L Quatro truss.

Entec Gives it the Big Four

22/04/2013 - Production News

Entec Sound & Light supplied lighting equipment for a massive one-off show by chart busting Hong Kong based band Big Four at London’s O2 Arena, working for producers, Netherlands based Orient Touch.

Symetrix Debuts Dedicated AEC Processor

22/04/2013 - Equipment News

Symetrix has announced delivery of the SymNet Radius AEC, a core acoustic echo-cancelling device for deployment in teleconferencing installations of any size. The 1U rack unit contains eight mic/line wideband echo cancellers, eight line outputs, and four auxiliary line inputs. Application specific input or output expansion of a single Radius AEC is facilitated with a configurable slot supporting any SymNet I/O card including the recently released 2 Line Analog Telephone Interface.

wysiwyg plays key role in Game of Thrones

22/04/2013 - Production News

CAST Software's lighting design suite, wysiwyg Perform, is a crucial component of the bespoke system used to illuminate Medieval sets on HBO's big-budget TV show, Game of Thrones, it has emerged.

Stage One, creators of the Olympic Cauldron win Queen’s Award for Enterprise

22/04/2013 - Business News

From the stunning Olympic cauldron to safely conveying multiple Mary Poppins through mid-air above an audience of 74,000, it’s no ordinary engineering company that wins a 2013 Queen’s Award for Enterprise. For Yorkshire based Stage One this special award for Continuous Innovation, measured over the last decade, is the climax to what has been yet another extraordinary year. That extended period of assessment indicates a company with innovation in its very DNA.

Karpe Diem delivers benchmark show beneath Martin rig

22/04/2013 - Production News

There are seminal moments in every band’s career and March 9 was one for Norwegian hip hop and rap band Karpe Diem. Playing to a packed house at Oslo’s Spektrum Arena, Karpe Diem delivered a memorable show beneath a large Martin rig that included some of Martin’s newest lighting solutions.

Nikos Vertis chooses DiGiCo SD5

22/04/2013 - Production News

Nikos Vertis is one of Greece’s most popular performers and when he decided to invest in an audio and lighting rig for his performances, DiGiCo’s SD5 digital mixing console was top of his wish list.

L-Acoustics launches LA4X Amplified Controller

22/04/2013 - Equipment News

L-Acoustics has announced the addition of the LA4X amplified controller to its amplified controller series.

Robe in Clash of the Choirs in Soweto

22/04/2013 - Production News

Robe once again was right at the heart of the action in South Africa when specified for filming of the newest South African TV talent show series, ‘Clash of the Choirs’.

Yamaha CL System Delivers Stress-Free Drama at SND

22/04/2013 - Project News

With roots going back to 1776, Slovenské Národné Divadlo (the Slovak National Theatre, or SND) in Bratislava has witnessed over 300 years of drama, in all senses of the word. Its current building, the City Theatre, was constructed in 1886. A recent technical upgrade has seen a state-of-the-art Yamaha CL series system installed, allowing maximum flexibility for its performances.

Hir Is The News… with Yamaha

22/04/2013 - Project News

Established in 2003, Hir TV was Hungary’s first television news channel and continues to be its leading news broadcaster. A recent technical upgrade has seen a Yamaha CL series system installed, delivering exceptional flexibility and cost-effectiveness.

Sound Technology Ltd to spotlight Soundcraft Si Expression at PLASA Focus

22/04/2013 - Event News

Sound Technology Ltd is using the PLASA Focus show to demonstrate Soundcraft’s new Si Expression consoles. All three models (Si Expression 1, Si Expression 2 & Si Expression 3) plus the new Mini Stageboxes will be present, providing an opportunity for visitors to the show to get hands-on with the full range. In addition to the Si Expression, the stand will also feature Soundcraft’s Si Performer and Vi1 consoles along with the ViSi Remote iPad control

Pearce Hire Takes the LEDWash Road

22/04/2013 - Production News

Busy UK technical production specialist and rental company Pearce Hire has invested in 36 of Robe’s LEDWash 1200 fixtures which have been added to its hire stock. It’s the first Robe purchase for the Peterborough, Cambridgeshire based company that provides lighting, audio, power, rigging, staging and draping to numerous events embracing multiple sectors.

Philips Builds on Frankfurt Success at PLASA Focus

19/04/2013 - Event News

Following Philips Entertainment's hugely successful exhibition at Frankfurt's Prolight + Sound 2013, its four premier brands - Showline, Vari-Lite, Selecon and Strand Lighting - will be exhibiting the latest in LED and supercharged luminaires alongside precision lighting control on stand N-C15 at PLASA Focus, Leeds.

Turbosound Flex Array powers British Music Embassy at SXSW

19/04/2013 - Production News

The 2013 edition of South by Southwest followed its standard script, with literally hundreds of up-and-coming artists competing for media and fan attention in a maddeningly random assemblage of venues in Austin, Texas. Fortunately for UK artists, the British Music Embassy was there to help assure they would not be lost in the scuffle. For the past six years, this initiative has supported UK artists playing at "South By", putting key music events into a single, prominent Austin venue, Latitude 30, and promoting their appearances.

J. R. Clancy replaces hydraulics in Quebec college theatre with automated rigging

19/04/2013 - Project News

There’s nothing like the malfunction of an aging rigging system in front of an audience to step up the pace of a replacement—just as it did at CEGEP de Drummondville, a technical college in Drummondville, Quebec.

Avolites Media and Avolites to present overview of Ai Media Server and Titan 7 at PLASA Focus Leeds

19/04/2013 - Standards News

The Avolites Media and Avolites team have announced that Steven Baird Smith will be running a presentation on the multi-award winning Ai Media Server and Titan V7 software at 4:40pm on Tuesday 30 April 2013 at PLASA Focus, Leeds .

Coda Audio powers up for FaKing at Emperors Palace

19/04/2013 - Production News

In celebration of Afrikaans punk rock band Fokofpolisiekar’s 10th anniversary, Emperors Palace in Johannesburg played host to FaKing, 120 minutes of mind-blowing musical experience by the multi-award winning rock bands Fokofpolisiekar and FaKing, formed by Fokofpolisiekar’s Hunter Kennedy and Jaco ‘Snakehead’ Venter.

Duran Audio Announce European and US 2013 Training Events

19/04/2013 - Standards News

At ProLight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany, Duran Audio BV announced its schedule for their AXYS Acoustic Modelling & Product Training Events.

Adamson Anniversary at Prolight and Sound

19/04/2013 - Event News

Adamson Systems Engineering has become a fixture on the trade fair floors of Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt Germany. This year marked the thirtieth anniversary for Adamson, a milestone for the Canadian company that develops and manufactures a complete line of high performance loudspeaker systems for the professional touring and installation market. In celebration they hosted a series of parties and dinners with close friends and customers in the industry who have shared in their success while at the event.

Alcons’ Annual Evolutionary Gathering in Frankfurt

19/04/2013 - Event News

The Dutch audio innovators showcased a wealth of evolutionary audio solutions, based around the company’s patented Pro-Ribbon transducer technology.

Start the Summer Term with the right Theatrical Training Skills

19/04/2013 - Standards News

If you are a technician, teacher or student and interested in obtaining new or improving on your existing skills then the 2013 technical training courses provided by Stage Electrics is ideal for you.

DPA Microphones Win Prestigious mipa Award

19/04/2013 - Event News

DPA Microphones d:facto II Vocal Microphone has been awarded a prestigious mipa (Musikmesse International Press Award) in the Live Microphone/IEM category.

L-Acoustics Keeps the Nightlife Pumping at Bamboo Miami

19/04/2013 - Project News

Built nearly seven decades ago, Miami Beach's Variety Theater--later known as the Paris Theatre--achieved a certain amount of fame in the '80s when Big Time Productions used the space as a photo/film studio to shoot album covers and music videos for top artists like Madonna and U2.

Capital Sound appointed Main Stage audio supplier for Hyde Park

19/04/2013 - Production News

Capital Sound has been appointed the audio supplier for the Main Stage at the AEG-Barclaycard British Summer Time Concerts in London’s Hyde Park. Taking place between 5 and 14 July, two headline shows by the Rolling Stones and one by Bon Jovi have already been confirmed, with further high profile acts to be announced.

Lab.gruppen PLM Series ready to go FIRmaker

19/04/2013 - Equipment News

Sound system evolution has taken another big step, as Lab.gruppen and AFMG announce FIRmaker integration with Lab.gruppen’s PLM (Powered Loudspeaker Management) Series amplifier platforms. AFMG FIRmaker technology optimizes line array performance by precisely calculated FIR filters. Supported systems can be tuned to any venue or setup within minutes delivering previously unknown homogeneous sound from the first to the last row.

Mackie’s My Fader Control App for DL Series Mixers Now Available

19/04/2013 - Equipment News

Mackie has announced a powerful new control app for the popular DL1608 and new DL806 Digital Live Sound Mixers – My Fader – is now available as a free download. Based on the acclaimed user interface and workflow of the Master Fader iPad control app, My Fader provides the perfect set of features for on-stage performers controlling their own monitor mix. My Fader is also great for the FOH engineer who needs a handy tool that allows pocketable wireless control from anywhere in the venue.

Axxis Inc.’s Revealing Martin LED Video Panel Design

19/04/2013 - Production News

Axxis, Inc. of Louisville, Kentucky, has developed a unique and versatile presentation and reveal set using Martin EC Series LED video panels as its main visual element, and companies are using it to great effect.

iLive and ME Mixers used for Large Gospel Event

18/04/2013 - Production News

Two Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing systems and a total of 12 new ME-1 personal mixers were used by PA company, APR, to manage monitors for a large gospel event recently held at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Quality of Sound Aids Quality of Life at Club Mirò

18/04/2013 - Project News

The annual survey by business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore on the quality of life in 107 Italian provinces has seen the medieval city of Bolzano-Bozen come top in 2012, 2010 and second in 2011. Helping to fuel the feelgood factor is a vibrant nightlife with, at Club Mirò, Yamaha loudspeakers delivering exceptional sound.

Yamaha CL3 Enjoys a Piste of the Action at Alpine World Ski Championships

18/04/2013 - Production News

For two weeks in February it was all downhill for the Austrian town of Schladming, as the Alpine World Ski Championships provided thrills, spills and plenty of entertainment. Broadcaster Euro TV subcontracted Hannover-based TVN Mobile Production to supply outside broadcast facilities for the men’s course, which included a Yamaha CL3 digital system.

Clay Paky New Products at ProLight+Sound 2013

18/04/2013 - Equipment News

Sharpy Wash 330 is an extraordinarily compact, lightweight 330 W washlight, with the luminous efficiency, graphic and optical performance of a 1000W fixture. It is extremely silent and quick, and fitted with a complete CMY 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.

New Lighting and Audio from MilTec at Frankfurt

18/04/2013 - Event News

LEDHead LED Lighting launched four new products at ProLight+Sound. The Mini-Map miniature LED screen measures just 150mm square and has 36 tricolour pixels controlled by DMX512. It is designed to be used individually or in clusters to provide video or visual effects. With a robust metal housing it is aimed at the touring and corporate markets. Manufacturing will take place in Britain.

Creative Technology Announces Investment in new 8mm Outdoor LED Product

18/04/2013 - Business News

Creative Technology (CT) will be the first customer to take delivery of the exciting new 8mm Outdoor LED product launched at Pro Light and Sound by Barco's specialist LED division "LiveDots".

Orbital Brings Top Audio Brands to PLASA Focus in Leeds

18/04/2013 - Event News

London: Orbital Sound reports that its portfolio of pro-audio products will be fully represented at the PLASA Focus show in Leeds, on stand RA-D14 (30 April - 1 May, at the Royal Armouries Museum). Among the highlights, and making its UK debut, will be the new, multi-site capable version of Clear-Com’s HelixNet networked partyline intercom system.

L-Acoustics Showcases 5XT Ultra-compact Coaxial Enclosure and SB15m Compact Subwoofer

18/04/2013 - Equipment News

At Prolight + Sound 2013, L-Acoustics showcased two new systems – the 5XT ultra-compact coaxial enclosure and SB15m compact subwoofer – the first units of both are being shipped now.

Bandit ‘Crowns’ Regal Entertainment GM Conference

18/04/2013 - Production News

Movie theatre powerhouse Regal Entertainment Group recently held its General Manager Conference at the Knoxville Convention Center. The three-day conference started on April 8 and included sneak peeks into upcoming theatrical releases, presentations varying from safety and marketing, and insight into best business practices.

Mastering Outside the Box with DiGiCo

18/04/2013 - Production News

Engineer Vinnie Alibrandi has found a new use for his DiGiCo SD11 console in the post-production world. The 19-inch rackmountable mixer, which has typically ended up on small tour riders and install gigs where small but powerful were the major requirements, proved to be the perfect solution for Alibrandi to handle mastering duties in the studio. Alibrandi, who is a Post Production Engineer at the newly created Capitol Christian Music Group, also runs sound at Nashville's HopePark Church on the weekends. Three of the artists he recently mastered for Radio, iTunes, Physical CDs, and non-iTunes digital charted at #1 on the Christian Gospel charts: Tye Tribbett’s single, "If He Did It Before (Same God)"; Tasha Cobbs’ album, Grace Break Every Chain; and CeCe Winans’ ICON album.

Clay Paky defied snow and ice at the "Wenn die Musi spielt"

18/04/2013 - Production News

This year Clay Paky lights starred at the "Wenn die Musi spielt", an entertainment show centred around pop music which is broadcast live by the German public television network.

Mohegan Sun Bets on Clay Paky GlowUps

18/04/2013 - Production News

Mohegan Sun, one of New England’s top destinations, has purchased a number of Clay Paky GlowUp portable, battery-powered luminaries.

d&b naVigates its way into 2013 via prolight+sound

18/04/2013 - Event News

Now that you have solved the three dimensional puzzle that is Frankfurt Messe it is time to catalogue what d&b audiotechnik has put on the map for 2013. The two primary destinations comprise: the world premiere of the latest addition to the V-Series, namely a complete range of Vi installation loudspeakers, as well as the new d&b ArrayCalc V7, arguably the most useful addition to audio mapping yet.

Martin Audio MLA Mini Steers a Different Path

17/04/2013 - Equipment News

Due to its ultra-compact footprint, light weight and some radical design inspiration, Martin Audio’s new MLA Mini — which celebrated its world premier at this month’s Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt — will be able to share the award-winning and revolutionary MLA technology across a far wider range of smaller-scale portable and installed sound applications requiring the ultimate in fidelity, consistency and control.

Register Now for PLASA RDM Developers Conference and Plugfest

17/04/2013 - Event News

The 3rd European and RDM sACN Developers Conference and Plugfest is next week, on April 25-27. The Event will be held in the UK, at Gatwick Manor, London Road at Lowfield Heath, just south of Gatwick Airport.

Clay Paky "QWO" 800s Provides Intense Sparkle for Gary Barlow Tour

17/04/2013 - Production News

Multi award-winning lighting designer, Tim Routledge, chose to specify Clay Paky 800W Alpha Spot QWO 800 luminaires to deliver an intense sparkle to British singer Gary Barlow’s glittering UK tour.

Huge Range of New Products from LITEC

17/04/2013 - Equipment News

LITEC showcased a host of new products at ProLight+Sound in Frankfurt.

Load Cell Rental Goes in One Direction

17/04/2013 - Production News

At the start of the X-Factor auditions in 2010, One Direction as a band didn’t even exist. By the end of the competition they had only come third. Today, they have sold over 14 million singles and 8 million albums and are credited with sparking the resurgence in the boy band concept and of spearheading a new "British Invasion" in the USA. About to be named the UK’s wealthiest boy band with a combined worth of £25 million, One Direction are currently the darlings of the media. The tabloids have simultaneously congratulated them for having David Cameron join them outside 10 Downing Street during the filming of the official Comic Relief single for 2013 and lambasted them for sound checking amidst a track of shrieking girls to give them a more authentic feel for a venue before the show. Such is the fickle nature of the media beast.

Martin Vipers and RUSH Product Range to Make UK Debut at PLASA Focus

17/04/2013 - Event News

Martin Professional invites lighting professionals to PLASA Focus Leeds to be the first in the UK to get an up-close look at the newest members of the award-winning MAC Viper Family, as well as the first fixtures in an all-new Martin product range – RUSH – light in the fast lane!

Robe Makes a Big Point at Frankfurt 2013

17/04/2013 - Event News

Robe concluded its "busiest and best" Prolight+Sound exhibition to date at the Frankfurt Messe.

PRG supplies Hot Natured at Brixton Academy

17/04/2013 - Production News

After taking Ibiza by storm this summer, Hot Creations brought their Ibiza party to London for a special Paradise event at Brixton’s O2 Academy on April 13.

Barten Makes Big Corporate Impression — with GLP

17/04/2013 - Production News

When California-based Barten Production Service recently provided technology reinforcement for the 2013 Mod Awards at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, the set design depended heavily on Volkslicht Zoom and Spot One LED fixtures from GLP’s impression range. Barten have been providing sound, lighting, AV, and production management services for the event, which honors the best modular trade show exhibits and event designs, for several years.

MilTec to show British made speakers at PLASA Focus

17/04/2013 - Event News

MilTec (UK) Ltd will use the PLASA Focus show to unveil their new British made speakers to the UK entertainment industry. The Blakite and Blakite TR ranges signal the beginning of a new era for the company.

10,000 revel under PR Lighting dynamics at Trinidad Chutney Soca Finals

17/04/2013 - Production News

With 15 of the biggest Chutney Soca artists in the world taking part, the recent Chutney Soca Monarch competition, held at Skinner Park in Trinidad’s San Fernando, was the biggest of its kind in the world, showcasing talent from North America, the Caribbean and the UK. This event has been taking place for the past 18 years under the organisation of George Singh’s South Ex Event Management. 

Optocore takes X Games to the Extreme

17/04/2013 - Production News

X Games, the annual event, controlled and arranged by the U.S. sports broadcaster ESPN, focuses on action sports.

SGM LED Balls Provide Bounce in Finland

17/04/2013 - 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.

Australian Psychedelic Quartet Tame Impala Grooves with DiGiCo

17/04/2013 - Production News

Australian psychedelic hypno-groove melodic 5-piece, Tame Impala, will traverse the U.S. through June in support of last year's Lonerism release. Wanting to carry his own desk for the tour, the band’s new FOH engineer Parker had the challenge of sourcing a compact console that would fit within their adjunct trailer, alongside the group’s gear. After surveying the options, he chose a road-ready SD11 in a flight case plus a DiGiCo D rack (32 x 16) with a 75M CAT5e cable housed in an additional Pelican case for the job. Not only did the SD11’s size fit the bill perfectly, but additionally the console was able to sit atop the venue’s house console without having to alter the existing setup within the venue's FOH areas. (pictured at NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.)

Avolites Media Ai Server Powers The Script's World Tour

17/04/2013 - Production News

Avolites Media's Ai Media Server is delivering fast moving evocative visuals on The Script's sell out arena world tour. Conceived by award winning lighting designer Jamie Thompson, in collaboration with members of the band and creative London based content producers Immersive, the show visuals are operated by US based Jeffrey Brown.

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

17/04/2013 - 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.

White Light to Showcase Lighting, Effects, and Rigging Exclusives at PLASA Focus: Leeds

17/04/2013 - Event News

White Light returns to the Royal Armouries in Leeds this month, exhibiting at the annual Plasa Focus exhibition April 30 – May 01. Visitors will find White Light exclusive products including lighting, effects, and rigging in both show venues – on stand NA2 in New Dock Hall and on stand RA-C4 in the Royal Armouries Museum.

Richard Martin Lighting helps put the spotlight on Red Nose Day

17/04/2013 - Production News

This year marked 25 years since Red Nose Day first burst on to our screens and it continues to go from strength to strength, working with some of the biggest names in show business to pull out all the fundraising stops and do something funny for money.

GLD Selected for Russian Theatre

16/04/2013 - Project News

Moscow’s renowned Durov Theatre recently upgraded its sound equipment selecting the new Allen & Heath GLD digital mixing system to manage FOH and monitors.

ETC announces Source Four Competition Winners

16/04/2013 - Event News

ETC’s Layers of Light Theatre proved once again to be a hugely popular attraction at this year’s Prolight + Sound, with visitors standing off the stand and on tip toes to see the two different presentations.

The Sound of Success: Sennheiser and Infiniti Red Bull Racing Take the Lead in Innovation and Excellence

16/04/2013 - Production News

Race Day at the Formula One Shanghai Grand Prix: the excitement mounts. Second only to the incredible spectacle of the cars is the intense sound, as the air fills with the roar of engines. It’s a meeting of sound, vision and passion. Reflecting this unique fusion, Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Sennheiser are joining forces for the 2013 racing season. The audio specialist has been named as the first Official Audio Supplier, supplying professional audio solutions for the Factory debriefs, driver interviews and powering the DJ booth in the exclusive Paddock Club. The cooperation will be kicked off at the Shanghai race with a special DJ set from Chinese superstar DJ, Jamaster A, and the creation of an exclusive edition of Sennheiser Momentum headphones.

XL Video Supplies Biffy Clyro ‘Opposites’ UK Arena tour

16/04/2013 - Production News

XL Video supplied full video production – including 457 tiles of Pixled F12 LED, PPU / cameras, Catalyst media servers and crew for the recent UK arena leg of Biffy Clyro’s ‘Opposites’ world tour.

PSCo 10-foot high Smartphone Delivers Footfall for BlackBerry

16/04/2013 - Production News

A ‘working’ ten-foot high smartphone created by trade AV specialists PSCo Rental using innovative videowall technology brought BlackBerry the footfall it needed to get the launch of its Z10 device off to a flying start in the O2 stores at two prime UK shopping centres. PSCo Rental provided a turnkey package to trade partner TC Communications Ltd for this project, including recommending and providing the display solution, logistics and technical support.

DiGiCo rocks in Brazil

16/04/2013 - Production News

The beginning of 2013 has seen DiGiCo consoles partying on down in two of Brazil’s hottest destinations, with an SD8 on monitors for Jamiroquai at the Credit Card hall in São Paulo and the flagship SD7 at Rio de Janeiro’s legendary Carnival.

Architainment Lighting Celebrates a Decade as Leading LED Solutions Provider

16/04/2013 - Event News

This year marks a special milestone for lighting solutions provider Architainment Lighting, as the company celebrates its tenth birthday and a decade lighting some of the UK’s most iconic structures and spaces.

Martin MAC Viper Family, new RUSH effects wow visitors at Prolight + Sound

16/04/2013 - Event News

To say that the Prolight + Sound trade show was busy would be a gross understatement. Martin celebrated theworld premiere of no less than six new MAC Viper Family moving heads, as well as a completely new range of RUSH effect lights and the response was nothing short of fantastic.

LMC Audio Announce Agreement to develop UK & Ireland Loudspeaker Market with Inspired Audio

16/04/2013 - Business News

Inspired Audio and LMC Audio Systems Ltd have announced their agreement to develop the UK and Ireland loudspeaker market together.

Comic Relief does Glee Club and RML

16/04/2013 - Production News

The fund raising show has been so successful of recent years, that even if you never watched the series Glee, then you would still understand the concept of what it is about.

Martin launches new RUSH line of affordable effect lights

16/04/2013 - Equipment News

Martin Professional is targeting the installation market in a big way with the launch of an all-new, cost-effective line of effect lights – RUSH by Martin. RUSH will comprise a comprehensive range of affordable effect products with the first RUSH lights launching recently at the Prolight + Sound trade show in Frankfurt.

DPA Microphone’s d:facto Vocal Microphone Delivers a Noticeable Difference

15/04/2013 - Production News

DPA Microphones’ new d:facto II Vocal Microphone has made internationally acclaimed jazz singer Claire Martin OBE very happy indeed. Since switching to the new microphone, Claire says she has never heard so much clarity in her voice and the difference is so noticeable that all the sound engineers she works with are making positive comments.

Clarity LX Console Training at White Light - April 16 and 17

15/04/2013 - Standards News

Fresh off the back of a hugely successful Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt last week, Richie Mickan, LSC Lighting's technical manager, has bounced over to the UK to offer two days of training on their highly praised and incredibly powerful LX console range.

PLASA and ProSight Specialty Insurance team up to advance entertainment industry safety and deliver technical standards free of charge

15/04/2013 - Standards News

ProSight Specialty Insurance, a global specialty insurance carrier in the film and live events industry, has announced that it is partnering with PLASA, the global leader in developing technical standards for the entertainment industries. The organizations have collaborated to advance PLASA’s Technical Standards Program to increase safety throughout entertainment production. Together ProSight and PLASA are ensuring that every professional in the business has access to all PLASA Technical Standards by making them available to anyone free of charge.

New product and new German language website from Doughty

15/04/2013 - Event News

Doughty has added a set of new and stronger truss adaptors to its existing range, offering riggers a wider choice for theatre rigs and outdoor events.

ACS France adds Shotover K1 to its portfolio

15/04/2013 - Production News

Globally recognised as the European leader dedicated to the provision of dynamic imagery through aerial means for the broadcasting and the motion picture industry – such as feature films, commercials films, and major sports events – ACS France has announced the Shotover K1 from Shotover as the latest addition to its aerial filming equipment range.

CADAC Shows and Demos New and Classic Consoles

15/04/2013 - Equipment News

At ProLight+Sound in Frankfurt CADAC exhibited a full range of analogue and digital sound production consoles, from the bespoke, hand built J-Type to the complete CDC8 digital mix system. Together with the CDC Four and LIVE1 compact designs, and the highly configurable S-Type analogue series, the product range offers the legendary CADAC sound quality across the full range of live and installation sound applications.

Lab.gruppen Sets New Performance/Value Benchmark with IPD Series Amplifiers

15/04/2013 - Equipment News

The introduction of the new IPD (Intelligent Power Drive) Series from renowned Swedish amplifier manufacturer Lab.gruppen, marks a breakthrough in networked and DSP-enabled power amplifiers. In a sleek and ultra-compact package, IPD Series amplifiers unite – for the first time – renowned Lab.gruppen performance and reliability with cutting-edge DSP features and surprising affordability.

The Trondheim Soloists Deliver High Quality with DPA Microphones

15/04/2013 - Production News

The Trondheim Soloists, one of the most exciting classical ensembles currently performing on the international stage, has invested in 20 DPA d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones to ensure that its amplified sound reaches the highest level of quality possible. The microphones were supplied by DPA’s Norwegian distributor, Lyd-Systemer AS.

High End Systems Announces Partnership with EZPro International (HK) Limited

12/04/2013 - Business News

High End Systems and EZPro International (HK) Limited have announced a new partnership that will enable EZPro to serve as exclusive distributor of High End Systems’ products throughout China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Effective immediately, this agreement enables EZPro to make HES’ products available to their extensive network of local distributors and resellers. They will also have direct access to product knowledge, support as well as local stock.

Theatres Trust Conference 13 Thriving Theatres Open for Bookings

12/04/2013 - Event News

This year’s Theatres Trust conference provides a unique opportunity to look at how theatres can create a more resilient future by using their buildings to achieve financial self-sufficiency.

TC Group Brings New Collective Identity to the Fore

12/04/2013 - Business News

The TC Group of companies, which includes leading sound and audio brands Tannoy, TC Electronic, Lab.gruppen and TC-Helicon, has announced a bold rebranding initiative, unveiled for the first time at Frankfurt as part of a unique combined group presence at the Musikmesse/Prolight+sound show.

dbn Lights Manchester Town Hall for Local Derby Football Match

12/04/2013 - Production News

Manchester based lighting and rigging company dbn designed and installed lighting to illuminate Manchester Town Hall for the Virgin Media event No Likey, No Lighty, where football fans tweeted in their support for the outcome of the local derby match between Manchester City and Manchester United. The building was lit proportionately in red (Man U) and blue (Man City) the evening before the match reflecting these results.

Ant and Dec’s Unusual Tower of Terror!

11/04/2013 - Production News

With Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway challenge standing at two all, the series decider on Saturday 6th April saw the pair climb a Tower of Terror at ITV’s London South Bank Studios. Giving an added edge to the challenge, the 50ft tower, designed and built by Unusual Rigging, was suspended 120ft above the ground.

New and Updated Products Take to the ETC Stage at Prolight + Sound 2013

11/04/2013 - Event News

ETC showed a wide range of new and updated products at this year’s Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt. The launch of a new ETC lighting control desk, new software and new ETC lighting fixtures were a popular attraction; while stand visitors enjoyed regular live presentations from ETC’s Layers of Light Theatre.

Tait Delivers Innovative Moving Projection Ceiling to Eros Ramazotti’s 2013 European Tour

11/04/2013 - Production News

Italian singer-songwriter Eros Ramazotti opened his 2013 European tour in Italy last month, with Tait helping to bring his spectacular set design to life. Set and lighting designer Jvan Morandi worked with Ramazotti on the NOI World Tour, which will travel throughout Europe over the coming months. The design concept was made of three separate influences which are woven together during the show.

Harman and Martin Professional Share Centre Stage At ProLight + Sound

11/04/2013 - Event News

Underscoring the synergies fundamental to Harman Professional’s acquisition of Martin Professional earlier this year, both organisations will cooperate closely at ProLight + Sound to provide customers and channel partners with a clear insight of the potential that lies ahead. Aside from featuring one another’s technology on their respective stands, Harman and Martin Professional – now the anchor brand of Harman Professional Division’s Lighting Strategic BU – will collaborate on a series of marketing, training and customer events over the course of the show.

Philips Unveils the SL Nitro 510 at Prolight + Sound 2013

11/04/2013 - Event News

Philips continues the Showline LED revolution with the worldwide debut of a game-changing LED strobe luminaire at Prolight + Sound 2013. Showing in Hall 11, Stand D73, Philips will unveil the SL Nitro 510, a cutting-edge, LED- based strobe that provides intense bursts of light and dynamic effects with over 1300 high-powered LEDs that ensure maximum output and even distribution of light.

Christie YK200 and Christie MicroTiles at the Live Finale of The Voice of Germany

11/04/2013 - Production News

The advantages of teamwork between German TV broadcasters and third party production companies have been demonstrated on many occasions. The latest example could be seen when Schwartzkopff TV collaborated with Talpa Distribution for the latest season of The Voice of Germany. This enabled lighting designer Manuel da Costa – once again working with an established team of lighting and video specialists – to bring Florian Wieder's stage set to life with some inspired lighting dynamics.

AC-ET Supply Litec QX30S Truss to Lightwave Productions

11/04/2013 - Business News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd’s rigging division recently supplied a substantial quantity of Litec QX30S truss to London-based production service company, Lightwave Productions.

Iosono Unveils “Core” – New 3D Audio Processing System

11/04/2013 - Event News

Iosono has announced Core, a complete system solution for 3D audio processing enabling unparalleled soundscapes for cinemas, events and themed entertainment. The new processor has been designed to fulfil the highest expectations on multidimensional sound placement.

DiGiCo Increases SD9 and SD11 Sonic Capacity

11/04/2013 - Event News

“In 2012, to celebrate 40 years of console manufacturing, we unleashed some more Stealth Digital Processing FPGA power to our SD Range of consoles,” says DiGiCo managing director James Gordon. “This saw the SD9 become Supercharged, increasing facilities and processing power at no additional cost to new or existing customers.”

DiGiCo Audio Router Makes ProLight+Sound début

11/04/2013 - Event News

DiGiCo was the first console manufacturer to offer advanced live sound digital recording. As long ago as 2002, the now legendary D5 Live offered digital recording connection to almost all digital audio workstations. Others followed, but no console brand offered the same flexibility across platforms for show and sound check recording with seamless playback.

Panasonic Presents Eye-Catching Innovation at Prolight + Sound 2013

11/04/2013 - Event News

The doors of Prolight + Sound are now open at the Messe Frankfurt and for the first time Panasonic is exhibiting with a large presence in Hall 9 on stand A30. Panasonic is presenting a host of new display and projector innovations which answer specifically needs of the exhibition rental market and professional staging and events specialists. As a leading international event for technology and services for installation, events and production Prolight + Sound is a key meeting place for delegates and attendees from around the world and is an ideal platform for Panasonic to present its latest staging and rental AV solutions. Visitors to the Panasonic stand will be able to meet Panasonic technical experts who will demonstrate applications, discuss solutions and answer questions.

Kinesys Launches New Positioning & EthernetOption for DigiHoist

10/04/2013 - Equipment News

Automation specialist Kinesys has announced a new Positioning & Ethernet option for its advanced digital chain hoist controller system, DigiHoist.

CAST BlackTrax Named as Eurovision Technical Partner

10/04/2013 - Production News

CAST BlackTrax is ready to wow the crowd once again during the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, Sweden as one of the show’s Technical Partners.

Klotz a.i.s. and Ophit Join Forces

10/04/2013 - Business News

Klotz a.i.s. has announced a partnership between German cable manufacturer Klotz a.i.s. and one of the leading companies in the digital video segment, Ophit Co., Ltd., at the ProLight + Sound trade fair in Frankfurt.

Artistic Licence Engineering Multichrome Tubes perform at Den Norske Opera, Oslo

10/04/2013 - Production News

Artistic Licence Multichrome Tube LED fixtures have played a central part in the visual presentation of Isslottet at Den Norske Opera in Oslo where local distributor, Rubicon, supplied over 100 units to faciliate Øyvind Wangensteen’s highly imaginative lighting and video design.

Silent House backs XC-5’s for Major World Tours

10/04/2013 - Production News

When top production designer Baz Halpin walked past the SGM booth at the LDI Show in Las Vegas last November he was stopped in his tracks by the Danish company’s new XC-5 colour strobes.

Latest Lighting Equipment News from ARRI at NAB

10/04/2013 - Equipment News

ARRI has announced two new additions to the popular L-Series range of LED Fresnels: a tuneable tungsten model – the L7-TT – and an optional active cooling version for all fixtures.

Philips Selecon Unveils PLprofile4 and PLCyc2 Luminaires at Frankfurt

10/04/2013 - Equipment News

Philips Selecon is showcasing the new twin single source RGBW LED chip PLCyc2 and the versatile variable-beam profile PLprofile4 luminaire at this year's Frankfurt Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt (10-13 April at the Messe exhibition centre in Hall 11, stand no D73). Both will be available on stand for show visitors to get up close and intimate with.

PR Lighting Sales Promotions will boost Global Strength

10/04/2013 - People News

PR Lighting has announced some strategic personnel changes as it strives to consolidate its expansion across the globe.

Christie Launches industry’s first 4K resolution 3-chip DLP Projector running at 60 Hz

10/04/2013 - Equipment News

The quality, clarity and brightness of amusement park attractions, video and image-intensive shows, and exhibitions and virtual design applications have taken a significant leap forward with the introduction of the new Christie D4K2560 and Christie D4K3560 projectors. The new D4K models are the first projectors to combine 4K resolution, high frame rates at 60 frames per second (fps) and 3-chip DLP technology. Both the Christie D4K2560 (25,000 centre lumens) and Christie D4K3560 (35,000 centre lumens) provide razor-sharp image detail – and video with smoother motion and transitions – for unsurpassed image quality and a more vibrant and appealing visual experience. The new projectors replace the Christie D4K25 and D4K35, respectively, and are perfect for any application requiring 4K, 60 fps, 3-chip DLP projectors with high brightness.

Optocore Takes X Games to the Extreme

10/04/2013 - Production News

X Games, the annual event, controlled and arranged by the U.S. sports broadcaster ESPN, focuses on action sports.

Martin Audio Appoints James King as new Marketing Director

10/04/2013 - People News

Martin Audio has appointed James King as its new director of marketing. He will take up his new position just as the company unveils its latest innovation at this year’s Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt, arriving as the loudspeaker manufacturer’s groundbreaking technology starts to enjoy unprecedented sales success.

It’s Four on the Spin for Ministry’s Martin Audio Sound System

10/04/2013 - Event News

The Ministry of Sound has picked up the Best Club Sound System Design for the fourth consecutive year at the prestigious 28th Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) in Miami – part of the Winter Music Awards. It was the only venue outside the United States to be nominated in the fiercely contested category, and triumphed over Beta - Denver, CO; Cielo - New York, NY; LIV - Miami Beach, FL and Playhouse Nightclub - Hollywood, CA.

Allen & Heath Launches Qu-16 Compact Digital Mixer

10/04/2013 - Event News

Allen & Heath will be unveiling Qu-16, a brand new compact digital mixer with a professional feature set and an entry-level price tag, packaged in a stylish 19" rack size. Inheriting technology from the acclaimed GLD and iLive digital mixing systems, Qu-16 features total recall of settings (including 17 motorised faders and digitally controlled preamps), an intuitive Touchscreen, Qu-Drive integrated multi-track recorder, dSNAKE for remote I/O and personal monitoring, multi-channel USB streaming to Mac, Qu-Pad control app, and iLive’s renowned FX library to deliver class-leading audio quality.

Sky's Got To Dance on Le Mark Floors

09/04/2013 - Production News

Watched by an estimated 1 million viewers per week, the new series of Sky One's Got To Dance has once again packed a prime-time punch.

POLARaudio assists PCS Union Conferencing Upgrade

09/04/2013 - Project News

The Public and Commercial Services Union has around 270,000 members and is the largest Civil Service trade union in the UK. Situated in an old building near Clapham Junction station, the headquarters of the PCS was in need of a number of interior refurbishments, including the installation of a modern conferencing system to service the needs of its National Executive Committee. The project saw the first UK installation of beyerdynamic's Quinta wireless conference system.

Sennheiser system worlds apart for Paloma Faith tour

09/04/2013 - Production News

Platinum-selling British artist, Paloma Faith, is currently in the midst of an extensive UK tour, which will run until the summer; recently, she brought her unique style and sound to the capital for a headline show at Hammersmith Apollo. Her monitor engineer, Saul Skoutarides, had an abundance of Sennheiser kit in tow...

Utrecht’s Theatre Stadsschouwburg chooses ASL digital

09/04/2013 - Project News

Stadsschouwburg Theatre in Utrecht opened in 1941 and has become one of the best known theatres in the Central Netherlands, staging a wide variety of shows from traditional theatre and cabaret, to dance, opera, circus and youth performances. It has two main auditoriums, which have 1000 and 225 seats, and is known for its high technical standards. It now boasts an ASL digital intercom system.

Christie continues setting the bar higher at NAB Show 2013

09/04/2013 - Event News

Christie is showcasing its newest offerings at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show from April 8-11 including the world premiere of 3-chip DLP technology displaying 4K resolution at 60 Hz with the introduction of the new Christie D4K2560 and Christie D4K3560 projectors.

New Rental Manager for PSCo Rental

09/04/2013 - People News

PSCo Rental has announced the appointment of Rebecca Brophy (pictured) to rental manager with a key focus on motivating and developing the Rental Team, and driving the customer service elements of the business. Working closely with PSCo Group CEO, Stuart Holmes, Rebecca will play a vital role in the development and expansion of the team through training, defining and tracking KPI’s, objective measurement and accountability.

Gearhouse Training Academy Renamed

09/04/2013 - Standards News

Seldom will you find an opportunity that is so geared towards the Technical Supply industry, so involved with what is happening on the events scene right now and such a fun way of learning that you simply have to sign on, if Technical Production is your passion.

Osram displays its first LED spotlight for events

09/04/2013 - Event News

Osram is showing its first LED spotlight for event and studio lighting at Prolight + Sound taking place from 10 to 13 April in Frankfurt. In addition, a new LED component with adjustable colour temperature as well as new variants of the lamps for moving-head spotlights will be on display.

Roseclaim Ltd Contracts Showsec for V Festival Security

09/04/2013 - Business News

Roseclaim Ltd has awarded Showsec the contract to supply full stewarding and security at V Festival, Weston Park, Staffordshire.

AXYS to launch latest version of iOS APPS at Prolight and Sound

09/04/2013 - Event News

Duran Audio shall be launching the new version of its iOS Control App, Version 2.0, at Prolight and Sound 2013, in Frankfurt.

ETC Selador Desire LEDs shine a light on David Hare’s The Judas Kiss

09/04/2013 - Production News

Lighting designer Rick Fisher has chosen ETC‘s Selador Desire LED fixtures to help light David Hare’s The Judas Kiss at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Set in 1895, Hare‘s play tells the dramatic true story of the betrayal, imprisonment and downfall of famed playwright Oscar Wilde.

Out Board debuts TiMax PanSpace on new stand at ProLight & Sound

08/04/2013 - Event News

Out Board are exhibiting at Frankfurt Pro-Light & Sound in Hall 8, Stand A02, and will debut the powerful new TiMax2 SoundHub PanSpace graphical sound-effects pan programming application which works in conjunction with the S-Version TimeLine editor.

PIXLED at Pro Light & Sound 2013

08/04/2013 - Event News

LED screen designer and manufacturer PIXLED will exhibit at the 2013 Prolight+Sound exhibition in Frankfurt on booth E 17 in Hall 9.0.

Unusual Rigging & Engineering LLC welcomes Howard Dandy to Dubai

08/04/2013 - People News

Unusual Rigging & Engineering LLC has announced the appointment of Howard Dandy (pictured) as its new project manager and senior rigger for the EMEA region.

Renegade Rocks Teenage Cancer Trust with Kasabian

08/04/2013 - Production News

Kasabian headlined Friday night of the 2013 Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) event which featured seven action-packed days of music and comedy, staged at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and this year curated by Noel Gallagher to raise money and awareness for the charity.

Growing to Scale

08/04/2013 - Production News

Less than five years ago, Olly Murs was just a self-proclaimed "normal bloke" auditioning for UK’s X-Factor: a "normal bloke" with an amazing voice. In his initial appearance on the show, Simon Cowell claims Murs was the "easiest yes" he’s ever given. Since then, things have certainly changed for this soulful pop artist. With three albums and a sold-out arena tour in 2012, Olly Murs and his 2013 tour of US and Europe is reaching new heights.

Duran Audio announce the arrival of DDA 3.2

08/04/2013 - Equipment News

Duran Audio has recently released the latest version of its Digital Directivity Analysis software (DDA). DDA was first developed as a tool to allow sound designers to implement Duran Audio’s powerful Digital Directivity Synthesis algorithm.

HES to Launch SolaWash & Master Wing at Pro Light and Sound Show

08/04/2013 - Event News

Following the introduction of their extremely successful HOG4 range of lighting consoles at LDI 2012, High End Systems has chosen the Pro Light & Sound 2013 trade show, held in Frankfurt, to launch several innovative new lighting and control products. High End Systems' booth (Hall 9 B80) will be the platform for the unveiling of their new SolaWash range of LED products. Additionally, LDs and other customers will get their first look at the new Master Wing 4 for the HOG4 family of products.

Clay Paky in the Who’s US Tour

08/04/2013 - Production News

Respected master of rock, event and TV lighting designer Tom Kenny exercised the powerful pure beams of Clay Paky’s Sharpy fixtures to add razor sharp looks to the dynamic lighting mix on The Who’s mammoth North American tour – ‘Quadrophenia and More’.

Rita Ora goes Radioactive with Sennheiser

08/04/2013 - Production News

Having released her debut album just last year, British singer-songwriter Rita Ora is going from strength to strength. She recently completed the sold out twelve-date UK leg of her Radioactive Tour to much acclaim. An essential part of the audio arsenal employed by front of house engineer Bronski for her live performance is a selection of Sennheiser microphones.

Kinesys Expands its Sales and Marketing Team

08/04/2013 - People News

Automation specialist Kinesys strengthens its marketing team with the appointment of Nisha Suthar (pictured) as marketing and communications assistant.

Philips Strand Lighting exhibits 250ML at Prolight + Sound 2013

08/04/2013 - Event News

Philips Strand Lighting is exhibiting its versatile 250ML moving light control console at this year's Frankfurt Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt (10-13 April at the Messe exhibition centre in Hall 11, stand no D73).

Black Light Welcomes Three New Experts to Its Team

08/04/2013 - People News

Black Light has announced the arrival of three new members of staff, all of whom bring significance expertise and experience to the company. The three new recruits to the Black Light team are: warehouse manager Maria Bechaalani, hire and sales desk operative Paul de Luca and event projects manager David Moffat.

Stage Electrics heads to PLASA Focus Leeds

08/04/2013 - Event News

Stage Electrics will be exhibiting at PLASA Focus Leeds, which takes place at the Royal Armouries on Tuesday April 30 and Wednesday May 1.

dbn Supplies My Bloody Valentine UK Dates

08/04/2013 - Production News

Manchester based lighting and visual specialist dbn continued its eclectic and busy 2013 schedule supplying lighting equipment and crew for the much anticipated recent shows by acclaimed Irish alt rockers My Bloody Valentine. These were supporting the band’s new ‘m.b.v.’ album and first released studio recording work since 1991.

Are You Being Served?

08/04/2013 - Event News

CT London are organising a special event at London’s Riverside Studios on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 May. Are you free?

LSC Shows Clarity in Frankfurt

08/04/2013 - Event News

LSC Lighting Systems will have the latest Clarity LX consoles out in force at this year’s Pro Light + Sound show in Frankfurt, Germany with consoles on show on both the LMP Lichttechnik booth (11.0, B60) and Pro Systems Group booth (11.0, B44).

New Dante Controller Software Available for Download

08/04/2013 - Equipment News

Audinate, the inventors of Dante, the most interoperable digital media networking solution on the market today, is pleased to announce that it’s easy to use Dante Controller software, is now available for a free upgrade download. Dante Controller software allows end users to set up and manage audio routes in a network of Dante-enabled devices.

VirtualXpo Reignites the Live Production Industry with VIBE

05/04/2013 - Business News

Today represents a genre-defining moment for marketing as VirtualXpo announces VIBE, the world’s first virtual trade show for an entire industry, and VIBE LIVE, a 100% live companion event — both of which confront the standard exhibition model head-on.

Klark Teknik Announces New Stereo DI Box and DN9620 AES50 Extender

05/04/2013 - Equipment News

Building on the success of the company’s highly acclaimed DN Series product line, Klark Teknik has added the new DN200 Multi-Mode Stereo DI box to its product portfolio.

Sure Shot Adds DiGiCo's SD10B Console to its Newest Mobile Broadcast Truck

05/04/2013 - Production News

Sure Shot Transmissions is a mobile production and satellite services outfit with offices located in New York, Dallas, and Youngstown, Ohio. Last fall, owner Dennis Kunce added a fourth 40' full-service expandable truck to its offerings. The Cynthia Lee, outfitted with DiGiCo's SD10B console, will handle sporting and entertainment events under the direction of EIC Kory Loy. Kunce picked the SD10B based on a recommendation from one of the audio principals at ESPN, as the console has been a mainstay in X Games' submix trucks for the past several years at events around the globe.

Chroma-Q Launches New LED Innovations at Prolight & Sound 2013

05/04/2013 - Event News

Chroma-Q will officially launch two new innovative products at Prolight & Sound on the stand of their exclusive UK distributor, A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd – E63, hall 9.0.

Harlequin Activity takes to the West End at West London School of Dance

05/04/2013 - Project News

Harlequin Activity sprung dance floor has helped to transform an ageing, dilapidated community hall into a world class dance studio as part of a £1.25 million regeneration project for the West London School of Dance.

Clay Paky Fixtures Rock with the Rolling Stones on 50th Anniversary Tour

05/04/2013 - Production News

Lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe delivered a stunning lighting design for the Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary tour using a multifarious super rig of Clay Paky fixtures.

ELP help say farewell to BBC Television Centre

05/04/2013 - Production News

The BBC’s iconic Television Centre closed its doors on March 31 after 53 years of service which endeared it to viewers and celebrities alike. The 1960s building in west London was sold for £200m and will be redeveloped into a hotel, flats, a cinema and office space.

LEDHead LED Lighting to launch British made product at Prolight+Sound

05/04/2013 - Event News

Imagine an LED screen that can be broken down into sections of just 36 pixels and re-distributed around a stage or venue. Imagine that these sections could be controlled via DMX512. The possibilities for new visual effects would be greatly increased for any company with pixelmapping control software.

Star Events Group: an Olympic Legacy

05/04/2013 - Business News

Recent Event Production Awards’ ‘Best Supplier’ winners, Star Events Group, has started the year with formal recognition of their approach to training, development and safety following the successful renewal of their Investors In People (IIP) status and Contractors Health and Safety (CHAS) accreditation.

XL Video Supplies Video Package for Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts at Royal Albert Hall

05/04/2013 - Production News

In March 2013, the Teenage Cancer Trust held its regular series of fundraising shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London – the 13th year this has taken place. Supporting the charity, XL Video supplied LED screens, an HD camera system, recording and control for the series of seven events which were curated by Noel Gallagher.

K.M.E. presents New Products in Frankfurt

05/04/2013 - Event News

The new MCX 15 from K.M.E. is a coaxial high performance monitor with low profile casing design. The design enables two set up options – with a flat angle of 35° for a monitoring from near to short distances and a steep angle of 55° for longer distances. With its elegant optic it harmonious fits into all surroundings. With its solid construction and the high protective front grid it can deal with the hard stage requirements perfectly. The dispersion of 65° vertical and 45° horizontal has been adapted to the monitor angle and can be rotated 90°. Each, left and right side includes a connection panel with each two Neutrik NL 4 Speakon sockets for an efficient cabeling and linking of the stage signals.

Lab.gruppen powers Derry’s City of Culture Celebrations

05/04/2013 - Production News

For Derry-Londonderry’s City of Culture celebrations, Derry City Council called upon Belfast-based production company Wackiki to help ring in their year as the UK’s inaugural City of Culture.

See Pearce Hire for the first time at PLASA Focus: Leeds 2013

05/04/2013 - Event News

Pearce Hire have announced that they will be exhibiting for the first time at PLASA Focus: Leeds 2013.

Adlib Illuminates Everton Football Club’s Ground

05/04/2013 - Project News

The lighting division of Liverpool-based Adlib has been architecturally lighting Premier League Football Club Everton’s Goodison Park ground. The idea was the brainchild of Blues chief operating officer, Denise Barrett-Baxendale, who deals with all of Everton’s community based activities, with key support from the Club’s memorable match-day team alongside close consultation from Adlib Lighting’s Pete Abraham.

BlackTrax and Rushworks to Demonstrate Robotic Camera Technology at NAB

04/04/2013 - Event News

The CAST Group of Toronto, Canada and Rushworks of Dallas, Texas have announced the award-winning BlackTrax Solution realtime tracking technology and Rushworks’ VDESK Integrated PTZ Production System will partner to add robotic cameras as the latest downstream robotized technology to produce realtime tracking control from BlackTrax. BlackTrax delivers dynamic positional data in realtime so the downstream technologies can deliver dependable, high-quality output and a totally immersive audience experience.

Robert Juliat at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt

04/04/2013 - Event News

Prolight + Sound will see the official launch of Robert Juliat’s extended TIBO range, a comprehensive range of modular fixtures that introduce the idea of the Creative Concept Light.

Legendary Swedish nightclub doubles up with two Innovason Eclipses

04/04/2013 - Project News

Hamburger Börs in the heart of Stockholm is one of the Swedish capital’s most illustrious venues for live music, dinner shows and corporate events. Having existed in one form or another at the same location or another for nearly three centuries, the original venue was finally demolished in the 1970s during the expansion of the city’s underground system. A new venue was built on the same site and has continued to thrive, welcoming the likes of Sammy Davis Junior, Liza Minnelli, Tower of Power, Grace Jones, Rod Stewart and many, many more. Now part of the Wallmans group of dinner show clubs throughout Scandinavia, Hamburger Börs continues to host major international artists and prestigious corporate events.

Sennheiser steps up its Collaboration with Selected Distribution Partners

04/04/2013 - Business News

A strong brand needs strong partners. As a premium brand, Sennheiser will be operating a selective distribution system from April 1st 2013, in order to support its partners’ stable and long-term success. Using the slogan "Compass 2013 - the right product at the right place", only authorised Sennheiser partners and distributors will be able to benefit from our strong brand and high brand awareness.

Constantinos Vonofakidis Joins High End Systems as Regional Sales Manager

04/04/2013 - People News

Constantinos Vonofakidis (pictured) has joined entertainment lighting manufacturer High End Systems as regional sales manager for Southern Europe, Turkey, Russia, Africa and India. Based in Athens, Greece, Constantinos will be responsible for sales of the company's full range of lighting and control products in these key territories.

Arena Group Global Expansion with US Acquisition

04/04/2013 - Business News

Event overlay specialist Arena Group has acquired US-based Karl’s Event Services. The acquisition of the $40 million revenue company extends the Group’s global network beyond its existing bases in the UK, mainland Europe, UAE and Far East territories.

EM Acoustics goes live with new website

04/04/2013 - Business News

UK loudspeaker manufacturer EM Acoustics has announced the launch of their all new website. Featuring a brand new, modern look and feel complete with interactive links to social media such as Facebook and Twitter, the new site is designed to better reflect where EM Acoustics is today as a company.

AC-ET Showcases Leading Technologies at Prolight + Sound

04/04/2013 - Event News

The A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. stand E63, hall 9.0 will feature a selection of products from the leading brands which it distributes including Chroma-Q, Jands, BroadWeigh, SGM, Columbus McKinnon and PixelRange.

White Light to Showcase New Exclusives at Prolight + Sound

04/04/2013 - Event News

White Light returns to Frankfurt on April 10 -13, exhibiting at Prolight + Sound for the second consecutive year on stand A55 in Hall 9. The entertainment lighting specialist continues to strengthen its presence as European sales distributor, representing Altman, CITC, CORE Lighting, Galaxia, Interactive Technologies and James Thomas Trussing Systems throughout the UK and European markets.

Outline - Celebrating Forty Years of Italian Passion

04/04/2013 - Event News

April 1973 was a very interesting month for numerous different reasons...

AED Distribution High End Systems Test Drive Event

03/04/2013 - Event News

AED Distribution has announced details of their first-ever High End Systems Test Drive Event, featuring the new family of Hog 4 Consoles. As the UK Master Distributor of High End Systems, this unique event is part of an on-going campaign to inform the UK lighting community about the latest innovative products from High End Systems who are now in their fourth decade and continuing to deliver innovative products.

Compact iLive System for Camryn Arena Tour

03/04/2013 - Production News

A compact FOH/monitor audio system, based around an iDR-32 iLive MixRack, is currently on the One Direction European arena tour with American popstar, Camryn, who is opening for the boy band on their sell-out 63-date tour.

GreenGO Viral Photos Spread Excitement

03/04/2013 - Event News

Following surprise announcements from ELC Lighting of a development to their Green-GO range, which was being kept under wraps until the opening of Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt on April 10, photos of the new range have been spreading virally through the social media networks.

Midas Previews Generation 2.1 Digital Console Software

03/04/2013 - Event News

Midas has announced the first public viewing of Generation 2.1 software for their entire range of digital consoles.

Meyer Sound to Demo Steerable CAL Loudspeaker at Prolight + Sound 2013

03/04/2013 - Event News

At Prolight + Sound 2013, hourly demonstrations of the Meyer Sound CAL column array loudspeaker will show its ability to improve intelligibility in acoustically challenging environments. In addition, a new loudspeaker monitoring technology will add to the company’s system integration tools to help streamline system setup and control for any live sound applications. Details of this new product are being kept under wraps until closer to the show debut.

Adamson Continues to Strengthen Their Support Network

03/04/2013 - People News

Adamson Systems Engineering has announced the addition of applications engineer Brian Fraser (pictured) to the sales and support team at their international headquarters. Brian will bring more than a decade of experience working in the live, touring and installation markets to Adamson as they continue to expand their global market share. Brian brings his experience in production management, front of house, and monitors, to the technical sales and support departments.

Apex and Coda get funky with FF Entertainment

03/04/2013 - Production News

The ultra-compact Coda Audio LA5 brings the quality and versatility of line array sound to smaller venues and events than is possible with most systems. But its exceptional power and clarity also make it suitable for large shows. It’s this versatility that persuaded Dutch rental company FF Entertainment-Proaudiotechniek to invest in the system.

Alcons’ Future Focus at Prolight+Sound

03/04/2013 - Event News

Taking place from April 10-13 at Messe Frankfurt, Alcons is exhibiting on stand G60, Hall 8.0 and will be showcasing a wealth of audio innovations, based around the company’s patented Pro-Ribbon technology and its ongoing pursuit of audio perfection.

Showtech 2013: Event Technology of Tomorrow

03/04/2013 - Event News

International technology projects, the latest trends in virtual reality and a new special exhibition area devoted to HD picture effects - Showtech 2013 looks towards the future with new themes, workshops and special exhibition areas. From 18 to 20 June, the professionals from the theatre, film and event industry will again meet at the Berlin Exhibition Centre to learn about the technologies of the future and their proper use in front of, behind and on the stage.

Jands Vista L5 for Deftones Tour

02/04/2013 - Production News

Lighting designer Robb Jibson of So, Midwest Inc. is currently using a Jands Vista L5 to control lighting for Grammy award-winning alternative rock band, Deftones’ latest tour.

Robe is Ultra Impressive!

02/04/2013 - Production News

Lighting designer Richard Neville incorporated nearly 300 Robe moving lights into his design for the Main Stage of the 2013 Ultra Festival staged at Bayfront Park in Miami, which included 176 LEDBeam 100s incorporated into a custom stage set.

Snider Foundation Upgrades Philly Ice Rinks with Community R-Series

02/04/2013 - Project News

In November of 2008, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter announced that the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation would take over operation and programming at three Philadelphia ice rinks that were targeted for possible closing amid the city's budget troubles. Snider founded the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team and is chairman of Comcast-Spectacor which owns the Flyers.

RMS leads the way again with RMSAnywhere

02/04/2013 - Event News

At the upcoming Prolight and Sound exhibition, RMS will show its latest product, RMSAnywhere.

ETC gears up for Prolight + Sound 2013

02/04/2013 - Event News

ETC is set to show a host of new and updated products at this year’s Prolight + Sound, with the launch of a new ETC lighting control desk, new software and some very special new ETC lighting fixtures.

Outline GTO Powers Andrea Bocelli 2013 US Tour

02/04/2013 - Production News

Production Resource Group (PRG) employed a massive Outline GTO Line Array, Mantas and Butterfly-driven sound system for the recent Andrea Bocelli performance in the BB&T Center, the largest indoor arena in Florida. Principally used for live sporting events and with occasional high-end pop concerts, the challenge for Outline and PRG was to transform the sonic space of this multi-purpose arena into a world-class symphonic hall capable of delivering the subtle nuance and gripping power of a Bocelli performance. Outline’s exclusive OpenArray-3D prediction software was employed to guide the installation of the system.

Universal Events Launches Chilfest Pop Extravaganza

02/04/2013 - Production News

Single source technical production specialist Universal Event Productions (UEP) based in Tring, will celebrate 15 years in the live events industry in massive style by staging a two-day music extravaganza – Chilfest – on July 5 and 6. 2013.

Portable Stage Draft Standard in Public Review

02/04/2013 - Standards News

BSR E1.21 - 201x, Entertainment Technology — Temporary Ground-Supported Structures Used to Cover the Stage Areas and Support Equipment in the Production of Outdoor Entertainment Events, is in review through 27 May 2013. All people with a material interest in stage roofs and other portable structures used in outdoor events are invited to review the draft document and to offer comments. The review is over when the end date of May 28 is reached. It may be downloaded for free at http://tsp.plasa.org/tsp/documents/public_review_docs.php.

Robe Installed at New McAllen Family Church Auditorium, Texas

02/04/2013 - Project News

The Family Church of McAllen, Texas (TFC) chose a Robe lighting system for its new 1400 capacity main worship auditorium.

Clay Paky at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013

02/04/2013 - Production News

It is not every day you have to organize an event that will be broadcast worldwide by Italian state television. The opening ceremony of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in the Fiemme Valley was an exceptional event, both owing to the exciting parade of athletes and their delegations from the many countries that took part, and the ceremony organized by Studio Festi, an Italian team specialized in large international outdoor events. Acrobats, dancers and climbers created a magical atmosphere in the already charming setting of Piazza Duomo in Trento.

ELC Lighting at Prolight+Sound 2013

02/04/2013 - Event News

ELC Lighting, winners of several international awards following the launch of their ‘Green-GO’ range of digital intercom products in 2011, has announced a surprise addition to its popular intercom system, which is to be launched at the forthcoming Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt.

Sennheiser Digital 9000 Series makes Leona Lewis Art on Ice

02/04/2013 - Production News

Art on Ice was conceived in 1995 and has grown in popularity to become one of the most successful figure skating spectaculars in the world, playing to 70,000 spectators a year at venues across Switzerland. This year, this fusion of world-class figure skaters and an audio soundscape from equally world class singers featured 50 minutes of British singer/songwriter Leona Lewis’s best known tracks delivered through Sennheiser’s new flagship Digital 9000 Series microphone system.

A.C. Lighting Inc. Provides ArKaos Media Server for TEDxYorkU Event

02/04/2013 - Production News

North American entertainment technology reseller, A.C. Lighting Inc., has provided an ArKaos A-30 media server for a recent TEDxYorkU think tank event at York University, Toronto.

TAIT/FTSI’s Automation Control Team Now Fully Integrated, in One Central Location

02/04/2013 - Business News

The finalisation of TAIT/FTSI’s company integration combines TAIT’s expertise in the international touring market with Fisher Technical Services’ leadership in the field of permanent installation and high performance rigging.

NaVigate the way with d&b at prolight+sound

02/04/2013 - Event News

The 13 halls of prolight+sound and Musikmesse can be a nightmare to negotiate, vectoring between the split levels would tax the skills of Geradus Mercator, the father of maps. It was exactly this sort of three-dimensional dilemma that d&b audiotechnik had in mind when it came to addressing the mapping of mixed audio systems; that is line arrays and point sources. Not to mention the importance of navigating the way to the d&b stand 8.0 J46A where the latest loudspeakers from the veritable V-Series stable also make their debut.

Axys at Prolight+Sound 2013, Frankfurt

02/04/2013 - Event News

Duran Audio is at the very centre of transport, tunnel, HOW, sports, conference and concert hall installations as well as performance systems. The unique technology deployed within the Axys products has had unprecedented uptake within critical projects across the world. With a swathe of new products and the application of market leading technology, Duran Audio has plenty to talk about.

GLP Impression X4 Makes its Mark with Volt Lites

02/04/2013 - Production News

Back in May 2010, Californian based lighting designer Matthew Shimamoto set up his rental company Volt Lites, with a view to addressing a number of different market sectors. Based north of Los Angeles, he quickly established the company in the international touring and corporate worlds, having subsequently worked on live TV shows, music videos and numerous special events.

Painting With Light Proves It Can Dance!

02/04/2013 - Production News

Luc Peumans from Genk, Belgium based creative visual design practice, Painting With Light (PWL), designed lighting and set for the recent Dutch and Belgian touring version of So You Think You Can Dance, working for producers Albert Verlinde Entertainment.

LOUD and Mega Audio Announce Ampeg and Mackie Brand Distribution Agreement

02/04/2013 - Business News

LOUD Technologies Inc. and Mega Audio GmbH have announced a distribution agreement whereby Mega Audio will serve as the distributor for the Ampeg and Mackie brands in Germany.

Clay Paky Lights Up Stone Sour-Papa Roach World Tour

02/04/2013 - Production News

American alternative metal band Stone Sour and rockers Papa Roach are co-headlining a world tour, which features Clay Paky Alpha Beam 700s in a prominent role.