News Archive for September 2013

Kinesys at PLASA 2013

30/09/2013 - Event News

Motion control specialist Kinesys will be highlighting three products at this year’s PLASA light and sound show at ExCeL London 6th – 9th October.

Prog Rockers Kansas Carry On Marking 40-Year Milestone with Elaborate Concert

30/09/2013 - Production News

Wayward sons and legendary prog-rockers Kansas carry on by commemorating their 40-year anniversary with a one-off special concert on August 17th at Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, PA. Selling out in a matter of minutes, the show was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for loyal fans (“Wheatheads”) to celebrate the milestone, but also to see the band in a unique setting. Accompanied by a 41-piece symphony orchestra in the first act, the next offered a traditional, rocking set of their classics. The event brought together original members for the first time in 30 years: the five touring members (original members Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh, Richard Williams, and long time members Billy Greer and David Ragsdale), as well as guest spots by original members Kerry Livgren and Dave Hope.

coolux Presents New Pandoras Box Version 5.5 and New Broadcast QUAD Server at PLASA

30/09/2013 - Event News

coolux will present its new Pandoras Box Version 5.5 at this year’s PLASA at the London ExCeL.

POLARaudio at PLASA 2013

30/09/2013 - Event News

It has been a busy 12 months at POLARaudio since the last PLASA London show. In this time the distributor has grown its portfolio with the addition of a number of exciting new brands. These include relatively young companies with innovative ideas as well as established giants of the pro-audio industry.

APG Announces first Uniline Solution Partner in China

30/09/2013 - Business News

BVCAM, APG’s exclusive distributor in China has recently made its first Uniline rental sale in China. Shenzhen Shengshi Jiayi Culture Media Ltd owned by Yan Wong is a major supplier to both the corporate and festival markets, catering mainly for large scale events, both indoors and outdoors. The company has invested in a very big Uniline configuration complete with subs, amplifiers and processing as well as a number of multipurpose DX15 monitor speakers for infills and monitoring.

RH Consulting Continues to Strengthen Team

30/09/2013 - People News

Following the news earlier in the year of two new recruitments, London-based audio consulting firm, RH Consulting, continues to swell its resources with the recruitment of Ryan Penny, a LIPA (Liverpool Institute for performing Arts) graduate with a first class degree in sound technology.

Pro Audio Partners Embrace Audiolab at PLASA London 2013

30/09/2013 - Event News

PLASA London 2013, which takes place at ExCeL London from 6th–9th October 2013, has announced specialist asset finance company Medialease as the sponsor for the AudioLab Arena, while eight new partners will also share their technology and expertise in the AudioLab Arena.

HK Audio Débuts its New Pulsar Line of Affordable Cabinets

30/09/2013 - Equipment News

German sound reinforcement wizards HK Audio have unveiled Pulsar, their newest line of affordable cabinets.

LSC at PLASA 2013

30/09/2013 - Event News

LSC is attending PLASA again as part of the White Light zone and will be found on booth G60. This year we are introducing three new products to the market place.

Artistic Licence previews nanoScope at PLASA London 2013

30/09/2013 - Event News

Artistic Licence has announced nanoScope, a pocket-sized, battery-powered tester for DMX512 and RDM. The product will be previewed at the forthcoming PLASA show at Excel, London (stand L50).

Around the Globe: grandMA2 Travels with Bruno Mars

30/09/2013 - Production News

Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars has been getting best reviews for his Moonshine Jungle tour, which will continue to play dates around the world through March 2014 and takes two grandMA2 full-size consoles on the road.

Robe Debuts at London Fashion Week SS14

30/09/2013 - Production News

Robe’s ROBIN MMX WashBeam moving lights were used for the first time at a London Fashion Week show by the UK’s leading fashion lighting designer Nick Gray of creative practice Renegade. Gray lit two high profile off-site shows, Jasper Conran at the Saatchi Gallery and Roksanda at The Place, London Bridge, for London Fashion Week SS14 last week using MMX WashBeams. It was the first time Gray has used Robe moving lights in his fashion work. He is also the LD for rockers Kasabian, comedian Eddie Izzard and is an internationally exhibited video and light artist.

LMG Equips NewSpring Church Campuses with Kara i

30/09/2013 - Project News

Founded by Senior Pastor Perry Noble in 2000, NewSpring Church of Anderson, South Carolina has experienced tremendous growth over the past 13 years. Following the completion of its main worship centre in 2006, the church began to establish satellite campuses throughout the region to accommodate its increasing number of attendees, which has now reached nearly 30,000 each week across NewSpring’s eight locations.

Selena Gomez Takes Bandit on Her Stars Dance Tour

30/09/2013 - Production News

Superstar Selena Gomez is appeasing her millions of fans worldwide with the stunning Stars Dance Tour, which will cover the US, Canada and Europe and promote her number one selling album Stars Dance. Having worked with Bandit before, the pop’s reining princess and her team are trusting Seth Jackson and Bandit Lites’ again to light the colossal tour.

One Direction’s This Is Us World Premier Shines Bright in Front of Adoring Fans With Harman’s Martin Rush Series

30/09/2013 - Production News

With an estimated 70,000 fans screaming and hoping to catch a glimpse of One Direction, the five-member band walked the red carpet outside the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square for the world premier of “1D: This Is Us.” Lighting design and production was handled by première veterans Limited Edition Events who utilised Harman’s Martin Rush Series Strobe 5x5s to add some eye-candy to the daylight event. Emitting an intense but diffused cool light the units produced a myriad of pixel mapped effects which looked fabulous on the global live broadcast.

Backstage Academy Announces Educational Activity at PLASA

27/09/2013 - Event News

Backstage Academy will be returning to the PLASA Show at its new location in London’s ExCel from 6th – 9th October where it will host several educational and informative events.

coolux and Christie show new 4K DLP projectors in action at IBC

27/09/2013 - Event News

coolux Pandoras Box servers were used for showing the new Christie D4K2560 4K 60Hz projectors in action for the first time in Europe at this year’s IBC exhibition in Amsterdam.

Its Own Place in the Lighting World

27/09/2013 - Production News

Celebrated as a worldwide television event, the MTV Video Music Awards has become one of the most-anticipated and watched awards ceremonies today. Broadcasting from the new Barclays Center, the 2013 VMA’s featured eight energy-filled performances highlighted by the Bruno Mars performance of “Gorilla” where lighting designers Roy Bennett and Tom Kenny took the opportunity to showcase the latest lighting innovation from Philips Entertainment, the Showline SL NITRO 510 LED luminaire, supplied by VER.

Creative Technology's New Managing Director, Hong Kong and Singapore

27/09/2013 - People News

The Creative Technology Group has announced that Chris Burke has been appointed managing director of Creative Technology Hong Kong and Singapore

Yamaha Assists AudioLab At PLASA London 2013

27/09/2013 - Event News

As always, this year’s PLASA London show is offering a range of educational seminars as part of its Professional Development Programme. Key to these is the AudioLab Interactive programme, which Yamaha is making a significant contribution to.

DiGiCo Launches SD5B for Broadcast

27/09/2013 - Equipment News

Having firmly established itself in the live arena, as with other consoles in the SD Series, British audio solutions manufacturer DiGiCo has now added a broadcast application specific extension which allows it to become the SD5B, putting this processing powerhouse firmly in the broadcast arena.

Technical Theatre Awards Debuts at PLASA

27/09/2013 - Event News

Thanks to the generous support of PLASA and The Theatres Trust, the Technical Theatre Awards (TTAs) will be on stand A15 throughout PLASA promoting the event - and presenting the awards on stand A59 (Theatres Trust) on Tuesday 8th October from 5-7pm.

James Thomas Engineering Appoints AC-ET as Exclusive European Master Distributor for Lighting Products

27/09/2013 - Business News

James Thomas Engineering has realigned its distribution network to maximise the efficiency with which its customers are served and supported across Europe.

Projection Advertising Sets Battersea Power Station ‘On Fire’ for Bear Grylls TV Promo

27/09/2013 - Production News

Projection Advertising has created an exciting new 3D video-mapping spectacular to promote Bear Grylls’ new television series Escape From Hell, which will be shown on the Discovery Channel from 7th October. Beamed onto Battersea Power Station on 25th September, the fire-themed projection was augmented by pyrotechnics and was part of a larger launch event organised by Discovery Networks International, where clips from the new series were screened to around 500 guests. So realistic was the projection mapping show, fire fighters were called out to deal with the apparent blaze!

Robert Juliat PLASA 2013 Preview

27/09/2013 - Event News

Robert Juliat will be exhibiting at PLASA 2013 on stand T76 in the Ambersphere Solutions area.

Harting Outdoor Connectors Reduce Maintenance Costs at Theme Parks

27/09/2013 - Equipment News

Harting is now offering an extensive range of multipole connectors that can help reduce theme park maintenance costs for equipment installed in harsh outdoor environment conditions.

New Products Unveiled at PLASA London 2013

27/09/2013 - Event News

PLASA London 2013 will host a plethora of global, European and UK product launches for the pro-audio and entertainment lighting industries at ExCeL London from 6-9th October 2013. Many of the new products on show are also candidates for the 2013 PLASA Awards for Innovation.

Audinate and AEQ Sign Licensing Agreement

27/09/2013 - Business News

Portland, OR-September 26, 2013- AEQ announced that it has entered into a licence agreement with Audinate to develop its broadcast products with Dante digital media networking. AEQ manufactures communications equipment, automation systems, audio mixers, and routing systems for the radio and television broadcast markets.

XL Video Supplies Heritage Orchestra for Joy Division Reworked Tour

26/09/2013 - Production News

In perhaps one of the more unusual live music projects this year, electronic music artist Scanner has teamed up with the Heritage Orchestra for Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked. The project is a musical and visual reinterpretation of the work of one of the UK’s most influential bands.

Apex Audio Appoints New Taiwan Distributor

26/09/2013 - Business News

Apex Audio’s continuing expansion in the Asian market has taken another step forward with the appointment of IX Technology as the company’s distributor in Taiwan.

Yamaha AFC3 Generates Positive Response At 52nd AES Conference

26/09/2013 - Event News

Early September saw the 52nd conference of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) held at the University of Surrey, Guildford. Yamaha Commercial Audio sponsored the event, with a comprehensive AFC3 demonstration attracting a lot of positive attention.

A Peerless Event for Lighting Professionals

26/09/2013 - Event News

Behind every concert and every TV show we see, behind every play of lights on the stage of a theatre that leaves us admired, behind the effects of a skilful lighting of urban architecture or a space for the public, there is always a big deployment of sophisticated technologies. Not all shows, however, have the same ability to excite us, some are great and exciting, others are dull and monotonous.

Gatwick Airport’s Red Lion Roars with SGM Pixel Tubes

26/09/2013 - Project News

As a preferred technology supplier for major pub brand, JD Wetherspoon, sound and lighting specialists, Sound Power are constantly looking to keep the offer fresh.

Berlin Academy Installs GS-R24 in its New Recording Studio

26/09/2013 - Project News

The School of Entertainment & Technology (SET) in Berlin, Germany, has installed an Allen & Heath GS-R24M mixing console in its recording studio.

Allen & Heath Appoints Exclusive Distributor in Thailand

26/09/2013 - Business News

Allen & Heath has appointed One Systems as its exclusive distributor in Thailand. Selected by Asian sales agent, Global Market Management, One Systems has been importing and selling Allen & Heath products into Thailand on a non-exclusive basis since 2009, and is now in a position to manage all sales and promotions in Thailand.

Martin Audio MLA Goes Live by the Lake with Capital Sound

26/09/2013 - Production News

Event organiser Rouge Events called upon Capital Sound to deploy a Martin Audio MLA system for this year’s Live by the Lake — a combination of pop and classical music presented by English Heritage at the breathtaking location of North London’s Kenwood House. The event took place over several weekends during August.

Cadac Appoints The Audio Specialists UG for Germany and Benelux

26/09/2013 - Business News

Cadac has appointed new German based distributor, The Audio Specialists UG, to distribute its console range exclusively in Germany and Benelux.

Robe Expands in the Middle East

26/09/2013 - Business News

Leading European moving light manufacturer Robe lighting is expanding its Middle East operation with the formation of Robe Middle East Trading LLC, a new company complete with a new regional HQ in Dubai.

PR Fixtures Light Up ‘Miss Supranational’ in Minsk

26/09/2013 - Production News

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

SGM G-Spot Ready for Delivery

26/09/2013 - Equipment News

After its widely-acclaimed preview at Prolight+Sound Show in Germany earlier this year, SGM’s G-Spot LED moving head is now in production — with double the light output.

CLD Distribution Gets the Gig

26/09/2013 - Event News

Professional audio, AV and broadcast cables specialist CLD Distribution launches its new Gig series of audio cables on Stand J10 at the PLASA lighting and sound exhibition at ExCeL London, October 6th – 9th.

dbn Lights 2013 Ramsbottom Festival

25/09/2013 - Production News

Manchester based lighting rental specialist dbn supplied a production lighting design, lighting equipment and crew to the three day 2013 Ramsbottom Festival organised by The Met (arts centre, Bury) in association with Bridgewater Hall, and staged at Ramsbottom Cricket Ground in Ramsbottom near Bury.

Final Call for 2013 PLASA Awards for Innovation

25/09/2013 - Event News

PLASA London 2013, which takes place at ExCeL London from 6–9 October 2013, is putting out a final call for entries for the 2013 PLASA Awards for Innovation, before the deadline of Friday 27th September. More than 25 entries, ranging from audio interfaces and lighting controls to Ethernet switches and luminaires have been approved so far. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in the new AudioLab Arena on Monday 7th October at 6.00pm.

DPA Offers PLASA Visitors a Live Sound Microphone for Every Application

25/09/2013 - Event News

DPA Microphones’ award-winning d:facto II Vocal Microphone is just one of a number of high quality microphones dedicated to the live stage that will be on show at PLASA 2013 (Stand E71).

Historic Venue Gets Martin Audio MLA Upgrade

25/09/2013 - Production News

Paul McCartney’s Out There tour recently landed in the Arena di Verona, the historic Roman amphitheatre that for thousands of years has provided entertainment spectacles for the people of Verona.

Jands Vista Goes on the Road with Dierks Bentley

25/09/2013 - Production News

Lighting designer Chris Reade is touring non-stop using a Jands Vista T2 console and S1 wing to control lighting for Platinum selling country music artist, Dierks Bentley on the Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley: Locked & Reloaded Tour.

The Creative Arm of Milos Group Welcomes a New Member to the team

25/09/2013 - People News

Milos Concepts GmbH is a well-known think tank, design laboratory, and project development company which is responsible for the creation of modular space structures and xtruss systems. With the goal of consistently improving existing systems and inventing new ones, they are always pushing the boundaries of structural system design and setting new benchmarks in the industry.

Switchcraft, Inc. Awarded US Patent for Phantom Lift Technology

24/09/2013 - Equipment News

Switchcraft, Inc., the leading manufacturer of interconnect solutions for audio, video and data has been awarded a US Patent for Phantom Lift, the technology currently incorporated into its 900 Series Instrument Direct Boxes.

PLASA Rigging Conference 2013 examines International Rigging Standards

24/09/2013 - Event News

The final two sessions to be announced at the 4th annual PLASA Rigging Conference both examine aspects of international rigging standards at the event on 7-8 October 2013 at ExCeL London.

Le Maitre shoots pyrotechnics films at LS-Live

24/09/2013 - Production News

The LS-Live production rehearsal arena in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, was the chosen film location for pyrotechnics and special effects company Le Maitre, who used it to shoot product demonstrations for around 50 promotional videos.

Robe for Yes Tour

24/09/2013 - Production News

Lighting Designer Don Weeks utilised Robe LEDWash 600s for the most recent US leg of legendary progressive rock band Yes’s 2013 / 2014 international tour, for which they are performing three classic albums – ‘The Yes Album’, ‘Close To The Edge’ and ‘Going For The One’ in their entirety.

AED Group Acquires Alfacam Mediacenter

24/09/2013 - Business News

AED Group, the European AV equipment company with headquarters in Willebroek in Belgium is active all over the world and has offices in five countries in the EU covering more than 50,000 m². It handles over 50,000 rental operations and 15,000 sales of professional AV equipment annually.

TC Group appoints Mark Flanagan as VP of Marketing for Install & Tour

24/09/2013 - People News

TC Group has announced the appointment of Mark Flanagan (pictured) as its VP of marketing for install and tour, with responsibility for the marketing of TC Group brands – primarily Tannoy, Lab.gruppen, Lake and White Acoustic - in installed sound and touring markets. Former VP Tim Chapman will now focus on various special projects across TC Group.

Intelligent Movecat load-measurement system as upgrade kit

24/09/2013 - Equipment News

A number of new items have been added to the Movecat load-measurement series. Of particular interest are the load-measuring eyelets (LMEs) for Movecat and other chain hoists of the same type.

MilTec to show new British sound and lighting products at PLASA

24/09/2013 - Event News

MilTec (UK) Ltd will be showing the production versions of their British made Blakite speakers and Mini-Map miniature LED screens at the PLASA London show, October 6-9.

Steve Johnson Appointed Community CEO

24/09/2013 - People News

Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced the appointment of Steve Johnson (pictured) as CEO. Johnson has over 25 years of engineering, marketing and management experience in the pro audio and communications industries. In his new role, Johnson is tasked with overseeing the company’s overall business and sales strategies, and leading Community into a new era of exceptional growth.

ETC Gio lighting control for De Vlaamse Opera, Belgium

24/09/2013 - Project News

When the managers of De Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp, Belgium, were looking for a new lighting control desk, they were keen to try out options from a range of different manufacturers. Their old desk was coming to the end of its life, and they wanted a newer, modern desk, which could easily operate conventional lights, moving heads, LEDs and media servers.

S+H Builds Stairway for the Stars at Strictly Red Carpet Launch Event

24/09/2013 - Production News

Devon, UK based drapes, starcloth, LED and visual effects specialist S+H Technical supplied its new LED Stair product to the red carpet launch of the 2013 series of the BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. The LED Stair was specified by the show’s designer Patrick Doherty for the launch event, which was staged at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood.

Announcing the Final Nominees for the 2013 Knight of Illumination Awards

23/09/2013 - Event News

The eagerly anticipated shortlists of lighting designers nominated for a much-coveted Knight of Illumination Award have been announced.

The Long Reach Long Riders announce dates for next Charity Ride

23/09/2013 - Event News

The 11th annual Long Reach Long Riders charity ride, dubbed ‘Carpe Diem! Carpe Twisty! 11 Great Years of Riding’, is scheduled for July 12-19, 2014. The ride will begin in Baltimore, MD and meander through the West Virginia mountains, the horse country of Virginia and the rolling hills and cornfields of central Pennsylvania before returning to Baltimore.

Over 250 Robe Fixtures Purchased by Procolor for Alejandro Fernandez World Tour

23/09/2013 - Production News

Guadalajara, Mexico based rental company Procolor has purchased over 250 new Robe moving light fixtures that were specified by Belgian lighting designers Alain Corthout and Ignace d’Haese for the world tour of Mexican superstar, Alejandro Fernandez.

X-Factor Rocks Wembley Arena with ELP Lighting

23/09/2013 - Production News

An X-Factor series without a visit to Wembley just wouldn’t be the same. And so it was that the latest 10th series of the show paid a visit to the ‘hallowed Arena’ as part of its ‘auditions’ stage of the competition.

J&C Joel Open Macau Office

23/09/2013 - Business News

The Board of Directors at J&C Joel Limited has announced the opening of their fifth overseas office, located in Macau, which will be headed up by Fiona Blackett, their managing director of J&C Joel Hong Kong.

Robert Juliat Victors for South Africa’s Sun City Theatre

23/09/2013 - Project News

The Sun City Theatre, better known as the old Extrav Theatre, in the North West Province, South Africa, has invested in two Robert Juliat Victors - the first 1800W followspot on the market.

Yamaha Delivers High Quality on a Low Budget for Telegraaf TV

23/09/2013 - Production News

Since Yamaha introduced the first digital mixer over a quarter of a century ago, digital consoles have had a seismic effect throughout the professional audio industry. Nowadays they can deliver remarkable quality and flexibility at low cost, as proved by a new Yamaha broadcast installation for the Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG) in Amsterdam.

Triple E Sponsors the Technical Theatre Awards 2013

23/09/2013 - Business News

Track systems specialist Triple E is sponsoring the Technical Theatre Awards' (TTA) gong for 'Outstanding Achievement in Building & Set Construction' this year.

Artistic Licence previews eSense at PLASA London 2013

20/09/2013 - Event News

Artistic Licence will be previewing eSense, the first dedicated co-ordinator for RDM (Remote Device Management) at the forthcoming PLASA show at Excel, London (stand L50).

ELC Lighting are switched on for PLASA 2013

20/09/2013 - Event News

Networking specialists ELC Lighting will be presenting developments to their product range at PLASA London 2013, on stand H20 at London’s ExCeL. With the move to a new exhibition venue and ELC Lighting’s new dmxXLANv4 lighting network management software nominated as a finalist in the "2013 PLASA Rock our World Awards", Silvio Cibien and Joost van Eenbergen have every reason to be looking forward to the show.

Chromlech with Elidy at PLASA

20/09/2013 - Event News

Chromlech, Brittany-based manufacturers of specialist lighting fixtures including the award-winning Elidy LED matrix fixture and Gleamer low-voltage dimmer, will be exhibiting at PLASA 2013 in the White Light Zone on Stand F39.

MDG with dense low fog at PLASA

20/09/2013 - Event News

MDG will be exhibiting at PLASA on Stand H30 where it will launch its new e-series, an exciting new evolution of its market-leading Atmosphere haze generator and Max series fog generator. The e-series represents MDG’s most recent innovation in atmosphere generation and the natural evolution for the company’s product portfolio.

James Thomas Engineering JT Truss sets an Example

20/09/2013 - Production News

World-renowned English rapper and singer-songwriter, Example, has spent the summer playing a series of festival dates beneath a uniquely designed lighting rig constructed from James Thomas Engineering’s new JT Truss.

StratCrowd Associates: ‘Caring about Crowd Safety’

20/09/2013 - Business News

StratCrowd Associates has announced the launch of a specialised response to the increasingly complex field of Crowd Safety Management. "It is all very well to have the resources available, but without a coherent crowd management plan, implementation can be troublesome at best, a positive liability at worst," claim the directors of StratCrowd Associates.

DTS Jack & Nick Moving Lights Add Drama to Miss Saigon & Shadowlands Productions

20/09/2013 - Production News

Lighting designer Richard Lambert of Lambco Lighting recently used his DTS Nick and Jack moving lights for two new productions – Miss Saigon at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury and Shadowlands at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre in Devon – both in the UK.

Robert Juliat Appoints Electric Claudio Merlo as Distributor for Switzerland

20/09/2013 - Business News

Robert Juliat has announced the latest addition to the Robert Juliat distributor family with the appointment of Electric Claudio Merlo Lighting Equipment SA (ECM) as its new distributor for Switzerland.

Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2013 Announced

19/09/2013 - Business News

The awe-inspiring Brighton Hippodrome, a magnificent Grade II* listed variety/circus theatre, and the Grade II listed Swansea Palace, top the Theatre Buildings at Risk Register 2013 being launched at the Coronet, Elephant and Castle in London today, 19 September.

Allen & Heath Launches GLD Editor Control Software

19/09/2013 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has launched GLD Editor, a free, computer-based control suite offering all of the key facilities of the GLD digital mixer with capability to display multiple information panels simultaneously. Available for PC and Mac, GLD Editor has the advantage of a GUI simulation of the mixer surface, offering users an onscreen representation that reflects the physical surface.

The National Rigging Advisory Group Expands Scope and Membership

19/09/2013 - Standards News

The National Rigging Advisory Group (NRAG) has announced its newly expanded remit to become a representative body for the entertainment rigging industry in the UK. Whilst created to oversee the development of the National Rigging Certificate, the success of that program allows the NRAG to now focus on additional initiatives to increase safety and competency in the industry. These include representing the interests of the rigging community on national committees and industry groups, promoting best practice and adherence to technical and safety standards, and acting as the source of information on rigging to the entertainment industry.

Mumford & Sons Brings Babel to North America on L-Acoustics

19/09/2013 - Production News

Following the 2010 release of Sigh No More and relentless international touring, Mumford & Sons' rise to fame has been nothing short of meteoric. Currently supporting its newest album, Babel, the band has once again been back on the road with "The Full English" tour, which marks its second sweep across North America this year.

Robe Shows its Acting Credentials

19/09/2013 - Project News

De Grote Post Theatre in the popular seaside resort of Ostend in Belgium is a busy culture centre housed in the city’s former post office building. It’s primarily a receiving house hosting a lively performance programme encompassing drama, musicals, dance performances, music, comedy, live arts, etc., involving around 250 shows a year.

Robe LEDBeams Audition for X-Factor

19/09/2013 - Production News

Lighting designer Tom Sutherland - one of the UK’s emerging talents - utilised 60 Robe LEDBeam 100s to great effect on the 2013 X-Factor Auditions which were staged at London’s Wembley Arena.

PLASA London 2013 Presents the Avolites Aftershow Party

19/09/2013 - Event News

PLASA London 2013, which takes place at ExCeL London from October 6-9, has announced the return of the ever-popular Avolites aftershow party, co-hosted by DiGiCo, Martin Audio and Amptown.

A&H Digital Range Tours Swiss Festival Season

19/09/2013 - Production News

Several Allen & Heath iLive, GLD and Qu-16 digital mixing systems were in use across Switzerland throughout festival season.

Philips Entertainment a Sponsor of the Technical Theatre Awards 2013

19/09/2013 - Event News

Philips' entertainment lighting brands Selecon, Showline, Strand Lighting and Vari-Lite will be lending their support to the Technical Theatre Awards' (TTA) 2013, which will be hosted at this year's PLASA Show (October 6-9, ExCel, London).

Christie MicroTiles S310 screen now shipping

19/09/2013 - Equipment News

Four years after initial product launch, Christie MicroTiles continue to captivate audiences with high resolution, high brightness displays that bring digital content to life in rich, vivid colours. Now Christie has taken another step forward in near seamless video walls by offering a new screen option for its multiple award-winning technology: the Christie MicroTiles S310 screen.

ASC takes on Dealership for Optocore/Broaman

19/09/2013 - Business News

Amptown System Company (ASC) has taken on a dedicated dealership for Munich based fibre network specialists Optocore and BroaMan. The new partnership, which was confirmed at IBC 2013 in Amsterdam this month, will see ASC representing both brands in the system integration and live sectors, such as musicals and theatre.

Bruno Mars' 'Moonshine Jungle World' Tour goes all digital with DiGiCo

19/09/2013 - Production News

Bruno Mars is riding high off the success of his sold-out 'Moonshine Jungle' outing. Sporting a diverse set-list with a mix of eclectic covers, radio hits, originals (many from his latest outing, Unorthodox Jukebox CD), the tour was recently made Rolling Stone magazine's list of "50 greatest live acts right now".

Maria Rud and Ross Ashton present "Dark Matter" – the World’s First AniMotion Video Mapping Artwork

19/09/2013 - Project News

Projection and digital art specialist Ross Ashton collaborated with Russian artist Maria Rud to present ‘Dark Matter’ - a dynamic ‘AniMotion’ live performance painting projected in giant format on to the Institute of Astronomy library in Cambridge. The event embraced painting, music and projection mapping … all in one truly magical live experience. It was the world-wide launch of this concept, complete with live music from flautist David Heath, vocalist Fay Fife and DJ / producer Dolphin Boy (Andy Levy).

Harman’s Martin Lighting Shines Dynamic Perspective French Fort Saint Jean

19/09/2013 - Production News

An essential French military complex for more than 400 years, the famous Fort Saint Jean has recently undertaken a massive renovation to return the legendary monument to its former glory. Located at the entrance of the Vieux Port of Marseille, Fort Saint Jean dates back to the 17th century and maintained a strong military role for the country. Now integrated into the museograhic entity of MuCEM, a museum of Europe and the Mediterranean, the structure and landscape offers visitors numerous Mediterranean style gardens to visit.

Panasonic Projectors create Spectacular Stage Wall

19/09/2013 - Production News

XL Video is the multi-award winning AV expert responsible for the projection of video director Richard Turner's innovative video display on Roger Waters' ‘The Wall Live’ concert tour. To help XL Video bring the shows to life, 40 units of Panasonic 20,000 lumen PT-DZ21KE and PT-DS20KE projectors are being installed into the grand scale stadiums and arenas, as the musician delivers twenty-seven electrifying rendition performances across Europe running until autumn 2013.

Optocore Serves up Audio Fibre Transport For US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium

18/09/2013 - Production News

Optocore was chosen by Audio Incorporated, supplier of sound reinforcement and communication equipment for US Open Tennis, to provide X6R-FX-INTERCOM devices for the communication system used during this year’s US Open opening ceremonies. The event was held at Arthur Ashe Stadium, part of the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Flushing, Queens, New York. The Grand Slam tournament began on August 26 and ended on September 9.

Black Light Boosts Expertise of its Project Estimation Team

18/09/2013 - Business News

As part of its drive to provide the best possible service to architects and lighting designers, Black Light has appointed Martin Dean (pictured) to head up its project estimation team. Dean, who has previously worked at the company in installations, brings his extensive practical experience and creative expertise to this new role.

Panasonic Strengthens Installation Projector Line Up with three new High Brightness LCD Projectors Featuring Digital Link

18/09/2013 - Equipment News

Panasonic System Communications Company Europe has announced the EZ770 projector series which includes three new models, the PT-EZ770Z, PT-EW730Z, and PT-EX800Z.

PLASA Focus Triumphs for Second Time in Texas

18/09/2013 - Event News

Packed seminars, busy booths and new product launches confirmed PLASA Focus: Austin as an unmissable industry event for Texas.

Stage Electrics Annual Exhibitions Hit the Road

18/09/2013 - Event News

This autumn sees the return of Stage Electrics annual regional exhibitions in Newcastle and Manchester and is aimed at amateurs, students, professionals and technician working in education, the arts, theatre, broadcast and entertainment. Over 25 of the industry’s leading manufacturers of audio, lighting, video and staging equipment will be there to offer them a warm welcome.

PRG Spotlights Robbie Williams’ Take the Crown Tour

18/09/2013 - Production News

Production Resource Group (PRG) supported the recently wrapped up Robbie Williams’ Take The Crown tour, providing the lighting and crew. Williams’ highly successful summer tour included 26 dates playing European stadiums. The lighting design was by the production’s creative director Willie Williams, who also collaborated on the stunning production design with scene designer/architect the late Mark Fisher and Ric Lipson of Stufish.

Sweetest Sound for MFO Producciones with Turbosound Flashline

18/09/2013 - Production News

MFO Producciones invested in a Turbosound Flashline PA system and immediately put the rig to work on a series of arena events including shows by popular artist Pitbull during the month of August.

Crestron Expands Lighting Sales Team to Service new CLED Product Line

18/09/2013 - People News

Crestron has announced the appointment of Neill Nixon (pictured), who joins Crestron International as business development manager – UK lighting specialist.

Avolites Tiger Touch and Titan Mobile are Just the Ticket for Disclosure

18/09/2013 - Production News

Lighting designer Will Potts is utilising the fast and feature-rich Tiger Touch Pro to control an inspired lighting mix for English electronic duo Disclosure.

GLP impression X4S tours with Chris Isaak

18/09/2013 - Production News

Having used GLP’s impression X4 LED heads in the design of Fleetwood Mac’s current touring set, production designer Paul ‘Arlo’ Guthrie has turned to 16 of the small impression X4S for the current theatre (and festival) shows by veteran rock singer, Chris Isaak. These are mounted on five vertical pipes — four on the centre bar and three each on the others.

Harlequin Floors at PLASA London 2013

18/09/2013 - Event News

Harlequin Floors, global leaders in dance floor technology, will show the industry how their sprung floors and specially formulated vinyl dance surfaces help protect dancers from injury when they exhibit at PLASA London 2013 between October 6 – 9..

Size Matters for HSL at Creamfields

18/09/2013 - Production News

Creamfields 2013 saw 58,000 enthusiastic EDM fans enjoy a superlative line up of the very best dance music on the planet amidst fabulous weather, celebrating the 15th edition of the UK’s favourite dance music extravaganza at the Daresbury site Halton, near Runcorn, its base for the last eight years.

Toby Keith and Bandit Lites Hammer Down on Tour

18/09/2013 - Production News

Twenty years after Toby Keith’s debut album hit the stands, the country music superstar is raising his Red Solo Cup and calling for Drinks After Work for his Hammer Down Tour. Bandit Lites supplied the gear for Keith’s tour, which started in June and continues into October.

Robbie Loves to Shop at Specialz

17/09/2013 - Production News

Nowhere is more in tune with advances in technology than the live entertainment industry. Just as soon as some new development appears, artists, production teams and designers are drawn to them like moths to a flame. So it takes a brave and confident lighting designer to use some old fashioned, simple tungsten rope light to create one of the most memorable effects that will have graced a stage anywhere this year: the sigils that open the Robbie Williams show.

Robe for Hakkasan Las Vegas

17/09/2013 - Project News

Hakkasan Las Vegas is a high-profile, ground-breaking new 80,000 sq.ft restaurant and night club experience at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, the result of a collaboration between international dining group Hakkasan Ltd and nightlife aficionados Angel Management Group (AMG).

Learning and growing with d&b at PLASA Focus, Austin

17/09/2013 - Event News

"I am constantly impressed by our industry's desire to learn. PLASA is an accessible forum for all of us to stay informed and connected," Christopher Kulesa, Head of education for d&b audiotechnik US, recently attended PLASA Focus in Austin, TX. Held September 10-11.

Lighting the Party in the Garden

17/09/2013 - Production News

In recent years the visual impact of combining architectural and stage lighting has really come into its own, a fact not overlooked at this summer’s Gala to celebrate the 60th year of the Queen’s Coronation. Held in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace and organised by the Royal Warrant Holders Association, the event combined an exhibition of over 200 suppliers to the Royal household with a spectacular three nights of musical performances. With artists ranging from individual performers like Russell Watson, Katherine Jenkins and Katie Melua to large scale group artists such as The National Youth Orchestra and the English National Ballet, any lighting design would have to be flexible and dynamic enough to cover every demand and yet stay sensitive enough to function as a live show for a 600 strong audience whilst being filmed for a prime BBC TV Saturday night slot.

HK Audio Revolutionizes the Elements Series with New E 110 SUB AS Subwoofer

17/09/2013 - Equipment News

HK Audio has not only unveiled a new subwoofer with the E 110 SUB AS, it has also taken its Elements series another step up the evolutionary ladder. As far as outward appearances go, the new subwoofer looks to be the well-established and very popular E 110 SUB A unit’s twin. However, a look at the control features on the back reveals that the E 110 SUB AS sports two muscular 600-watt power amps. One of these ELEMENTS unit’s 600-watt amps can drive both its onboard 10" subwoofer and an outboard passive E 110 SUB. The other amp provides plenty of juice to drive up to four E 435 mid/ high units or two E835s. These dual-amp capabilities make it easy to configure larger PAs using remarkably compact and light components.

APG Reinforces International Presence with new Distribution Partner in Denmark

17/09/2013 - Business News

APG has recently extended its European distribution network into Scandinavia with the appointment of PSS Professional Sound Systems based in Rødovre just outside Copenhagen. The move further consolidates APG’s international position and extends market share throughout Europe where the company already counts established sales partners in the UK, Germany, Belgium and Italy as well as an extensive domestic network throughout France.

Borough Hall Cinema Joins the Digital Age with Community Sound Provided by MVS

17/09/2013 - Project News

A visit to the Cinema at the Borough Hall in Godalming, Surrey, offers a unique blend of friendly atmosphere and traditional environment, but it now delivers a totally modern audio visual experience thanks to the latest technology from Community, Powersoft, Symetrix and Christie.

ETC Eos lighting control on South African debut of Starlight Express

17/09/2013 - Production News

The ETC Eos has claimed another first for the ETC family of lighting control products. Internationally acclaimed lighting designer Declan Randall decided to put the Eos to the test on the South African debut of Starlight Express on a specially adapted stage at the Joburg Theatre Complex, Johannesburg.

Backstage Academy CIC announces Scholarships Opportunities

17/09/2013 - Standards News

Backstage Academy CIC, the charitable arm of the backstage skills training centre in Wakefield, has announced it will be offering scholarships for both its Foundation Degree in Live Events Production this November and its Ready for Work Training Programme.

XL Video Live With Sigur Rós

16/09/2013 - Production News

XL Video UK has again supplied all video elements to the Icelandic band Sigur Rós for the latest UK and European festival leg of their world tour, supporting their new Kveikur album. XL has been constantly involved with supplying the band’s visual requirements for the current 18 month worldwide tour.

dbn Lights The Weekending at the Whitworth Art Gallery

16/09/2013 - Production News

Manchester based dbn provided lighting for the spectacular Weekending at the Whitworth Art Gallery event, an extraordinary weekend of free art, music and performance in Whitworth Park and Gallery, Manchester, which welcomed all in the community to celebrate the last days of the ‘old’ Whitworth Art Gallery, before the building closed for a historic £18 million refurbishment.

Philips Entertainment Luminaires bring a Dancer’s Dream to Life

16/09/2013 - Production News

Founded in 1842, the New York Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States playing over 180 concerts per year; but this year they played one program which was unlike any before. In A Dancer’s Dream: Two Works by Stravinsky, Producers Giants Are Small and Music Director Alan Gilbert combined music, ballet, puppetry, video projection, and theater, bringing The Fairy’s Kiss and Petrushka both to life in one creative and fantastic event. Working behind the scenes, lighting designer Clifton Taylor was given the challenge to blend all these production elements seamlessly together and to help him accomplish this he put together a comprehensive lighting package from Philips Entertainment which included Showline SL BAR 640, Philips Selecon PLCyc LED, Philips Vari-Lite VL3500 Spot, VL1000 ERS and VL5B Wash luminaires.

Cost effective, reliable, over Ethernet digital studio production communications system on show at IBC 2013

16/09/2013 - Event News

Networking specialist ELC Lighting are featuring the award winning Green-GO Ethernet intercom system at IBC 2013, RAI Amsterdam 13 – 17 September in Hall 11 on stand 11.D67.

Concert Systems Adds Adamson Monitor Rig

16/09/2013 - Production News

Concert Systems Production Group, located in Pensacola, Florida, recently added 28 M212 stage monitors to their live event production inventory.

V&A’s ‘David Bowie is’ video wall powered by Dataton Watchout

16/09/2013 - Production News

The ‘David Bowie is’ exhibition was one of the most successful and technically complex shows at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London. Opening to rave reviews on 23 March 2013 it was the best-selling exhibition in the museum’s history. ‘David Bowie is’ is now on world tour starting at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada in September 2013.

Harlequin Showcases Reversible Dance Floor at World Stage Design 2013

16/09/2013 - Event News

Harlequin Floors has supplied 180m2 of its black and white Harlequin Reversible vinyl floor to the World Stage Design 2013 – running from September 8-14 at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.

PLASA Rigging Conference 2013 welcomes key sponsors

16/09/2013 - Event News

The 4th annual PLASA Rigging Conference has announced that it will be supported by major sponsors for the first time, cementing its growing reputation as an essential event for the industry. Unusual Rigging becomes the Platinum sponsor while Outback Rigging is on board as the Gold sponsor. The PLASA Rigging Conference takes place on 7-8 October 2013 at its new home, ExCeL London.

New 84-inch Christie QuadHD84 LCD Flat Panel Display Delivers a Whole New Level of Brilliance and Flexibility

13/09/2013 - Equipment News

Christie “goes large and fast” with the official EMEA launch of its Christie QuadHD84 flat panel display, a versatile, quad high definition LCD flat panel that provides a unique interface for true 60Hz performance at a full 3840 by 2160 resolution with compatibility with both computer and video sources. The display has twice the actual update rate over consumer ultra-high definition (UHD) TVs available on the market today. The 84-inch size can accommodate the most demanding collaborative needs of research and development, government, education, business, and industry.

W-DMX at Zurich Street Parade 2013

13/09/2013 - Production News

W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden AB entertained approximately 950,000 people during the Zurich, Switzerland street parade, where nearly 200 DJs played on 30 trucks and eight large-scale stages, including famous names such as Bob Sinclar, Westbam, Nicky Romero and NERVO.

Chaindrive at PLASA 2013 with Hall Stage

13/09/2013 - Event News

Hall Stage will be displaying their innovative ChainDrive system fitted to our world-leading T60 & T70 stage tracks at this year’s PLASA show at the Excel Centre on stand D31.

Registration for the PLASA Riggers' Forum is now open

13/09/2013 - Event News

The PLASA Riggers' Forum, taking place at ExCeL London on Sunday October 6 from 2-5pm, is now open for registration.

Demfis Fyssicopulos Deploys Production Design that includes Harman’s Martin Lighting

13/09/2013 - Production News

Headlining the Honda Civic Tour with special guest Kelly Clarkson, Maroon 5 is taking the stage at amphitheaters across the U.S. With a vast amount of Harman’s Martin MAC series lighting fixtures, the summer tour continues through October with its memorizing light show, as part of the production design provided by Demfis Fyssicopulos.

Avolites' Sapphire Touch and Tiger Touch Pro Spread the Lovebox

13/09/2013 - Production News

Lighting design and rental company Siyan chose Avolites consoles for this summer's Lovebox musical extravaganza in East London's Victoria Park. This year saw the company step up to the Sapphire Touch and Tiger Touch Pro for the main and second stages respectively.

RML in the Oak Room

13/09/2013 - Project News

As a company, Richard Martin Lighting (RML) is constantly looking at ways in which they can develop and support the industry more and their latest venture certainly supports that.

Mardi Gras Comes to PLASA with Le Mark

12/09/2013 - Event News

The excitement of Mardi Gras will be coming to PLASA 2013 with the launch of Le Mark's Rio Cores all-new printed performance floor.

Over 2000 Robe LED Wash Fixtures at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA)

12/09/2013 - Production News

Over 2000 Robe LEDWash fixtures are in action on a series of high profile stands – including Audi, BMW, Mini. Opel, Porsche, Seat and Volkswagen, at the Frankfurt 65th International Motor Show (IAA). One of the world’s leading auto expos, IAA 2013 is being staged at the Frankfurt Messe, 10th – 22nd September 2013.

Metallica Headlines Roskilde with Harman Martin Lighting

12/09/2013 - Production News

The Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark, one of Europe’s biggest summer music festivals, has brought together some of the world’s most popular artists since the early 1970s. On this year’s Orange Stage, Metallica headlined the festival, with performances from many other globally acclaimed artists, including Rihanna and Slipknot. Designed by veteran lighting designer Kasper Lange, the Orange Stage featured a vast amount of Harman Martin lighting fixtures for the Metallica set.

Clay Paky and MA Lighting at the Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award Ceremony

12/09/2013 - Production News

Studio Hamburg Newcomer Awards have been presented since 1997. German-language films made by students who are studying film-making at institutions of higher education compete in the Best Production, Best Short Film (Audience Prize), Best Director and Best Screenplay categories. The Günter Strack Television Prize is also awarded during the gala night to the best up-and-coming actress and actor, as well as the Hamburg Murder-Mystery Prize (since 2008).

Christie celebrates 10th year at IBC with key product presentations

12/09/2013 - Event News

Christie will be celebrating its 10th year at IBC 2013 (13th-17th September, Hall 9 Stand C17) with the first European presentation of a number of new products.

Clay Paky Sharpys Rock with Rush as Band Wraps Clockwork Angels Tour

12/09/2013 - Production News

Rock band Rush just wrapped its Clockwork Angels Tour in the US in support of its eponymous album, and Clay Paky Sharpy fixtures went along for the ride.

Pearce Hire does Shakespeare at The George

12/09/2013 - Production News

Over the past twelve months Pearce Hire has been working on an intricate and very different style of project from what they are best known for. This time last year, the theatre group ‘Shakespeare at The George’ got in touch to ask for Pearce Hire’s expertise in project managing and building a bespoke temporary stage set for their annual performances. But it is no ordinary stage set as the production takes place outdoors in the middle of an olde English Inn in the heart of Huntingdon that dates back to Cromwell’s time.

Xone Becomes Resident During Ibiza 2013

12/09/2013 - Production News

Allen & Heath’s renowned Xone DJ mixers were used throughout the Ibiza season at various venues across the island, requested by top DJs including Pete Tong, John Digweed, Chris Liebing, Juanjo Martin and Richie Hawtin.

Smoke Factory UK at PLASA London

12/09/2013 - Event News

Smoke Factory UK, the London based distributor, are exhibiting at PLASA for the fifth time after a very successful show in 2012, showing the full range of Smoke Factory haze and fog machines. They will be located on Stand C30 in Excel from October 6-9.

Community Escalates Performance, Style and Musicality of R-Series with New "R-MAX" and Compact Models

12/09/2013 - Equipment News

Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced the introduction of eight new models to its premiere R-Series line, with new performance dimensions that expand the applications of this already comprehensive loudspeaker range. Three new compact models, the R.15COAX, R.35COAX, and R.35-3896, give systems designers increased flexibility by offering vastly improved music playback, additional coverage patterns and higher output in attractive paintable ABS enclosures. Five new R-MAX products, the R.5-66MAX, R.5-96MAX, R2-64MAX, R2-66MAX, and R2-94MAX, provide the most well behaved, flattest musical response, premium loudspeakers ever offered in the R-Series.

Enlightened Appoint Audio Specialist

12/09/2013 - People News

Enlightened has announced the appointment of Kevin Gwyther-Brown as its in-house audio specialist, providing sales and installation support to their client base. Based at their new HQ in Bristol, Kevin’s knowledge and experience of the industry will help enhance and grow Enlightened’s in-house skills base. Kevin joins Enlightened having most recently spent over four years in technical sales for Glastonbury based distributor Batmink, dealing with leading manufacturers and associated brands.

Light Up! Demonstrates W-DMX Technology in Chile

12/09/2013 - Event News

Wireless Solution Sweden AB demonstrated W-DMX during Chilean distributor Iluminacion Profesional VALOOK SA’s Light Up! recent training sessions and open house in Santiago, Chile.

Music Group Expands Professional Division Marketing Team

11/09/2013 - People News

Music Group has announced they have expanded the marketing department for their recently-formed Professional Products Division, with the addition of industry veterans Paul O'Farrell-Stevens and Graeme Taylor.

Creative Technology Opens New Singapore Office

11/09/2013 - Business News

Creative Technology (CT) has announced the opening of their latest office in Singapore. The Singapore office will join the existing Shanghai and Hong Kong locations of the Creative Technology Asia Pacific Group.

New products at PLASA from Doughty Engineering

11/09/2013 - Event News

Being seen for the first time at PLASA on stand J50 is Doughty Engineering’s innovative motorised lectern, as well as its new and stronger range of truss adaptors.

‘Million Second Quiz’ Counts on Pete’s Big TVs

11/09/2013 - Production News

Video equipment rental company Pete’s Big TVs is supplying the set of NBC’s new primetime interactive TV game show, "The Million Second Quiz" with a multitude of broadcast-quality video screens, flexible digital signage, monitors and a video crew. Premiering September 9, the show clock runs the competition for one million seconds nonstop until September 19.

Prolyte Group and Brilliant Stages at PLASA 2013

11/09/2013 - Event News

Prolyte Group has announced that this year you’ll find an exceptional twist on its usual presence at the annual PLASA show at its new home, ExCeL London, October 6-9.

Klotz Cables comes to North America

11/09/2013 - Business News

Klotz Audio Interface Systems A.I.S. GmbH, the renowned makers of Klotz Cables has announced the appointment of TruNorth Music and Sound Inc. as their exclusive US American and Canadian distributor for their MI Retail product segment. An agreement was signed on July 30, 2013 between Dieter Klotz, Klotz A.I.S.’ managing director and TruNorth’s president Jeff Sazant.

Historic concert in Kashmir with Zubin Mehta

11/09/2013 - Production News

On September 7 Zubin Mehta and the Bavarian State Orchestra hosted a landmark event in the foothills of the Himalayas in the town of Srinagar. Srinagar had not witnessed any official form of cultural activity since a cricket match in 1983, making this one of the most eagerly anticipated concerts in recent times. Zubin Mehta is the music director for life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and main conductor for Valencia’s Opera House. Nearly 2,000 guests attended the event, hosted by the German Embassy in the Shalimar Gardens in Srinagar.

Mitsubishi heads for Dubai with new LCD displays

11/09/2013 - Event News

Mitsubishi Electric will be showcasing two new 55" LCD displays at Infocomm MEA (World Trade Centre, Dubai, October 20– 24).

JR Lighting Design provides Christian Life Center with GLP impression X4S LED System

11/09/2013 - Project News

When the Christian Life Center (CLC) in Tinley Park, IL, wanted to supplement its existing technical infrastructure and add automated lighting technology to its services, the organisation brought in lighting consultant, Jason Reberski from JR Lighting Design Inc, to advise and supply a solution.

Martin Audio Sets Up New Base in Japan

10/09/2013 - Business News

Martin Audio is capitalising on its success in Japan and the Far East by setting up a new regional hub in Kanagawa.

Santana Blossoms with SGM Sixpacks

10/09/2013 - Production News

Brazilian singer Luan Santana had his breakthrough in 2010 with a best-seller album, before continuing to climb the Billboard charts with his second album. Already known for presenting some of the most expansive concerts, there was little doubt that the recordings of his recent show for the Luan Santana DVD would be over the top.

Robe for Reazione A Catena Series

10/09/2013 - Production News

Leading Italian television lighting designer Salvo Perrini used nearly 200 Robe moving lights on the most recent series of ‘Reazione A Catena’ (Chain Reaction) for national TV channel RAI. The show was recorded at RAI’s Auditorium HQ in Naples where Perrini lit the show for the second time, before which it was recorded in Rome.

Eclipse Presentations Expands with Three New Appointments

10/09/2013 - People News

Kent, UK based creative event specialist Eclipse Presentations expand with the addition of three new key personnel.

Green Hippo welcomes a new member to the team

10/09/2013 - People News

Sarah Cox (pictured), a popular member of the AV industry, starts her new position at Green Hippo Ltd. within the company’s sales ream as technical sales manager for several European territories including France, Italy and Spain. Additionally, she will also spend some of her time as a HippoSchool trainer, working alongside head of training Simon Harris.

Stage Electrics Graduates from Royal Holloway, University of London

10/09/2013 - Project News

Stage Electrics has completed the supply and installation of the lighting and audio infrastructure and stage engineering within the newly-built Caryl Churchill Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London based in Egham, Surrey.

Clay Paky Luminaires Reign Supreme at Coronation Festival Gala

10/09/2013 - Production News

LD Vince Foster recently employed a battalion of Clay Paky fixtures to honour Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 years on the throne. Foster used the Clay Paky fixtures to deliver a striking, yet super flexible lighting design for the Coronation Festival Gala.

USITT Presents … Rigging with Bill Sapsis

10/09/2013 - Event News

Bill Sapsis (pictured) of Sapsis Rigging will lead the next USITT Presents one-day training with a Rigging for Theatre workshop at the San Diego Civic Theatre on Tuesday, October 1.

VLS Series provides clarity to Cathedral of St. John The Baptist

10/09/2013 - Project News

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, located in Charleston, South Carolina, recently upgraded their sound reinforcement system with Tannoy VLS passive column loudspeakers.

PLASA London 2013 presents DJ Sessions as part of Professional Development Programme

10/09/2013 - Event News

PLASA London 2013, which takes place at ExCeL London from 6–9 October 2013, is pleased to announced the return of a series of DJ sessions, supported by the National Association of Disc Jockeys (NADJ). The sessions will run on Sunday 6 October as part of PLASA London’s popular Professional Development Programme of free educational seminars.

Clay Paky Profiles for a quickly fading lighting architecture, just like nature

10/09/2013 - Production News

Mishima is the name of a project that the Brazilian artist Ismael Ivo staged at the wonderful arena at the Pietrarsa Railway Museum in Naples, Italy. It is based on the life and creative world of the Japanese artist Yukio Mishima, who committed sepuku (samurai ritual suicide) at the height of his brilliant career.

t&mSystems and Powersoft Provide a 22,000 Watt Sound System for "W" Nafplio

10/09/2013 - Project News

Leading Greek nightclub brand, "W", has transformed its club in Nafplio with a complete redesign and refurbishment, including a new sound system designed and installed by DN’A Systems.

Community Provides Audio Quality and Reliability for the New Mielec Stadium

10/09/2013 - Project News

Tommex Zebrowscy Sp. J. has completed the design and installation of a Community loudspeaker-based audio system for the new multi-use Mielec Stadium, in south east Poland.

ETC teaches technical know how at World Stage Design in Cardiff

10/09/2013 - Event News

ETC is supporting the World Stage Design festival in Cardiff with a series of technical discussions on lighting with LED.

Colour Sound at Creamfields 2013

09/09/2013 - Production News

Colour Sound Experiment (CSE) supplied lighting kit, two Kinesys automation systems and Vector control plus crew to the North and South open air stages at the 2013 Creamfields Festival, staged at Daresbury Estate Near Warrington over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Harlequin Gives IDTC 2013 a Perfect Base for Success

09/09/2013 - Event News

The 2013 International Dance Teacher Conference has once again proved a huge success for dancers, teachers and delegates alike – with four days of stunning performances and teaching master classes at The Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden.

Anna Valley invests in Digital Projection Titan Super Quad projectors

09/09/2013 - Production News

Anna Valley has announced investment in new Digital Projection Titan Super Quad WUXGA 3D high brightness projectors. The purchase makes Anna Valley the largest stockist of DP projectors in Europe.

2013 MTV Video Music Awards Get The Pointe!

09/09/2013 - Production News

The bold stage and presentation aesthetics for 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, took inspiration from the ultra-cool MTV Moon Man Award statue that received a special 30th anniversary makeover this year by New Jersey street-artist KAWS.

Rock Legend Sammy Hagar tours with Bandit Lites

09/09/2013 - Production News

The Red Rocker is on the road again with Bandit Lites, as Sammy Hagar brings more than 40 years of hits to audiences around the country. The tour features performances from past and present band mates of Hagar, including Michael Anthony of Chickenfoot and Van Halen and Denny Carmassi and Bill Church of Montrose.

Electro-Voice International Concert Sound Academy held in Straubing

09/09/2013 - Event News

From July 21-23, 2013 Electro-Voice hosted its International Concert Sound Academy at its European HQ in Straubing, Germany. Around 40 participants from the entire EMEA region – including pro sound experts from Poland, Spain, the Netherlands, Russia, France, Nigeria and Great Britain – enjoyed there three days of seminars that were at once interesting and entertaining. Practical experience gleaned from a visit to the concert given by Joe Cocker at the Bluetone Festival (using an Electro-Voice XLC system) was another of the highlights of the course.

Allen & Heath adds ICE-16D to Range

06/09/2013 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has introduced the ICE-16D, an alternative version of the ICE-16 multi-track recorder launched last year. Both units are 16 In/16 Out audio interfaces, allowing performers and audio engineers to easily capture high quality multi-track recordings direct to a USB drive or interface to a computer. Additionally, the ICE-16D has balanced I/O, designed for those customers using the unit in a studio environment or requiring fully balanced inputs & outputs on AES59 standard D Sub connectors.

ADB Shows Freedom desk, LED fixtures, Softlux TV Fluo at IBC 2013

06/09/2013 - Event News

ADB will be exhibiting at IBC 2013 on September 12–17 in Amsterdam, in Hall 11 / A34, where they will be showing a number of new and updated products.

Apex Intelli-X2 Helps Give Kobe Matsuri The KISS Of Life

06/09/2013 - Production News

Matsuri - or local festivals - are an annual fixture of many Japanese towns and cities. The colourful events frequently involve parades with spectacular floats and costumes, celebrating a range of cultures - both Japanese and those of settlers from different parts of the globe. One example is in Kobe, where this year’s matsuri featured Apex Intelli-X2 processors for the first time.

Uniting the Audience: The Martin Audio Experience

06/09/2013 - Production News

For many years Martin Audio has flourished under the memorable tagline, ‘The Martin Experience’. But actually defining what that is, and what it means to the industry, has been less clear. After reviewing at length Martin Audio’s increased profile in the industry today — and its ambition for the future — the company is about to unveil precisely what that ‘experience’ is all about.

Alcons releases boundaries with CRS8 surround

06/09/2013 - Equipment News

The arrival of Digital Cinema has brought new challenges for sound systems: Simply using higher power versions of existing speaker designs is not enough to enhance the Digital Cinema sound experience. Speech, music and effect should be reproduced with finest non-compressed detail and fullest digital dynamics.

Kinesys New LibraRIG for Kings of Leon Tour

06/09/2013 - Production News

Kinesys motion control and a Kinesys LibraCELL load monitoring system are both in action on the current Kings of Leon tour which has just finished its UK leg.

PR Lighting Appoints Prosound as South African Distributor

06/09/2013 - Business News

PR Lighting has changed its South African distribution arrangements, appointing Prosound, with immediate effect, as sole reseller for its extensive range of LED and automated discharge solutions.

PLASA Announces Finalists for 6th Annual Rock Our World Awards

06/09/2013 - Event News

PLASA has announced eight finalists in the sixth annual Rock Our World Awards, to be presented at the PLASA Cocktail & Awards Reception at LDI 2013. The Rock Our World Awards were created to honour ground-breaking achievement by PLASA members and to acknowledge the genius of both the creator of the technology and the designer or integrator who applies it in a real world environment.

Granite City Events invest in DMT Pixel Wall

06/09/2013 - Production News

Aberdeen based events and rental company, Granite City Events has invested in Highlite International’s DMT P12.5 pixel mesh video screen.

Charcoalblue Magic Shines at The Leys School's Prestigious Great Hall

06/09/2013 - Project News

Charcoalblue has collaborated with Bland, Brown and Cole architects to inject its bespoke brand of design sorcery to create Cambridge's The Leys School's new £9m Great Hall.

Pushing the Boundaries of Entertainment Lighting and Stage Technology at PLASA London 2013

06/09/2013 - Event News

PLASA London 2013, which takes place at ExCeL London from October 6-9 2013, has revealed the first entertainment lighting, stage technology and pro-audio sessions in its hotly anticipated Professional Development Programme.

FBT to Exhibit at BPM in Birmingham

06/09/2013 - Event News

FBT, the Italian professional audio company, has announced that it will again be exhibiting at BPM at the NEC in Birmingham this year from September 14-16 on booth J20.

Robe All Around The Globe Theatre in Rome

05/09/2013 - Project News

The Globe Theatre in Rome is an exact replica of the famous Shakespeare’s Globe venue in London, and like its English counterpart, is equally high profile in the Italian capital specialising in producing the works of Shakespeare.

ArKaos Pro Teams Up with AC-ET to Expand European Distribution Network

05/09/2013 - Business News

ArKaos PRO has announced the expansion of its distribution network across a further 12 European countries as it develops its successful collaboration with the A.C. Group of entertainment technology resellers.

Harman’s Martin M6 Console Lights Up UK’s Global Gathering Dance Festival

05/09/2013 - Production News

As one of the largest dance festivals in the world, the Global Gathering, in its 12th year, brought some of the world’s most renowned DJs and live acts to numerous stages during one weekend of non-stop dance and electronic music in Stratford-upon-Avon. Electric Fly Productions was contracted to design and supply the lighting for all seven arenas involved in the 2013 festival and deployed a Harman’s Martin M6 lighting console on the main stage for full control of the intense lighting, in addition to deploying a vast amount of Martin lighting fixtures.

New Products in Austin

05/09/2013 - Event News

With less than a week until the doors open at PLASA Focus: Austin, taking place at the Palmer Events Center, on September 10-11, 2013, exhibitors have been busy releasing details about the products they will have on display at their booths.

Christie Virtual Remote Projector App Now Available on Android Operating System

05/09/2013 - Equipment News

Christie further enhances its value add portfolio with today’s launch of the Christie Virtual Remote projector app, providing an alternative to the standard IR remote control. Designed for the Android operating system, Christie Virtual Remote provides wireless control of all Christie 3-chip DLP projectors in the popular Christie M Series and Christie J Series projector families.

Christie FHD461-X Ultra-Narrow Bezel Flat Panel Delivers more vibrant Images for Video Walls

05/09/2013 - Equipment News

Christie continues to satisfy market needs for near seamless video wall flat panel solutions with the introduction of the versatile Christie FHD461-X. Perfectly suited for space-limited installations, signage in museums, universities, corporate spaces, broadcast sets and retail environments, as well as monitoring applications such as security and surveillance, the Christie FHD461-X is the definitive choice with its ultra-narrow (5.4 millimetre) bezel and three-inch depth. Delivering crisp, detailed images and high brightness with full HD resolution, the Christie FHD461-X is compatible with Christie JumpStart and Christie Interactivity Kit for a complete, interactive digital experience.

SSE Audio Installs Inception Group’s Retro Themed Venue

05/09/2013 - Project News

When Inception Group’s Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling took over the former Bureau, an exclusive members club behind London’s Carnaby Street, and set about creating a retro disco theme redolent of the early ‘80s, they brought in their long-term sound contractor, SSE Audio Group.

Learn Educate Discover

05/09/2013 - Event News

There is no doubt that LED technology is playing a massive role in today's lighting schemes, but could it work for you? What are the pros and cons and can you use LED alongside tungsten?

Stolen Equipment Surfacing on the American Continent

05/09/2013 - Business News

In January 2012 a notification was sent out stating that a trailer had been stolen on December 8th, 2011, in Mexico City, following a Britney Spears concert.  The missing trailer contained 24 L-Acoustics K1 and 18 V-DOSC line source elements, 12 K1-SB low-frequency extension enclosures and 48 SB-218 subwoofers, among other items.

EN54:24 - Intellivox V90MKII and H90MKII are Now EN54:24 Certified

05/09/2013 - Equipment News

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

Electrosonic Completes Final Phase of Global Immersion Acquisition and Launches New Immersive Theatre Website

05/09/2013 - Business News

Electrosonic has announced that it has completed the final phase of its previously announced Global Immersion acquisition. The Global Immersion team of digital giant screen cinema and planetarium experts is now part of Electrosonic’s Entertainment business and will operate under the Electrosonic brand. A new website that highlights Electrosonic’s immersive theatre solutions can be found at: www.electrosonicimmersion.com

APG Welcomes New Marcoms Specialist

05/09/2013 - People News

Hard on the heels of the announcement of Bruno Garros joining the team and raising the share capital, APG has announced yet another new recruit. The company has welcomed Jonathan Grimaux (pictured)  to the role of marketing and communications assistant.

Orange Events Malaysia become K1 owners

05/09/2013 - Production News

Orange Events, based in Malaysia, started to acquire L-Acoustics speakers from 2006, with a first purchase of 12 Kudo. They are now able to offer more than 200 L-Acoustics speakers ranging from 5XT to K1 and are happy to also be a part of the K1 Rental Network.

Noble Park Aquatic Centre is First Anolis ArcDot Installation in Australia

05/09/2013 - Project News

Over 300 Anolis ArcDot LED pixels have been installed to light the façade of the landmark waterslide at Noble Park Aquatic Centre (NPAC) in Melbourne, Australia.

Three Women Honored for 15 Years at USITT Office

04/09/2013 - People News

The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) recently honored three Syracuse, NY, women for 15 years of service to its 4,000 members.

Tait for Bruno Mars

04/09/2013 - Production News

Bruno Mars’ Moonshine Jungle tour required an adaptable performance environment that could convey a variety of visual undertones. Working under the direction of designers Leroy Bennett and Corey Fitzgerald, and alongside production manager, Joel Forman, Tait was able to create just that. The complete staging solution features an array of custom elements, including a flying video wall, scenic chevron wall, geometric ceiling panels and a one-of-a-kind mirror ball.

Colour Sound Dances, Rocks & Introduces at Reading Festival 2013

04/09/2013 - Production News

Colour Sound Experiment continued its excellent working relationship with Festival Republic by supplying production lighting designs and equipment to the Dance, Lock Up / Rock and BBC Introducing Stages at the 2013 Reading and Leeds Festivals.

Elation Introduces 28,000-Lumen LED Strobe

04/09/2013 - Equipment News

Elation Professional takes strobe lights to new levels of output, strength and versatility with the Protron LED Strobe, an ultra-powerful LED strobe that comes housed in a conventional par-style case. Utilizing 576 pieces of white 6,500°K LED diodes, this dazzling fixture produces an impressive 28,000 lumens of output – for unmatched punch and brightness in a strobing effect.

Hypercube: innovation for the nation utilizing d&b

04/09/2013 - Project News

While Dmitry Medvedev was still president of Russia he implemented the building of a new research and innovation hub Skolkovo, "The intention was to sow the seeds of a Silicon Valley right here in Moscow," explained Alexander Minkov of Armo-Group, the company charged with developing this project to resolution. "Part of that development is Hypercube, the first building of the 'Innograd'; that's Russian for 'city of innovations'."

PLASA Rigging Conference 2013 Examines Safety Issues and Lessons Learned from Structural Failures

04/09/2013 - Event News

More industry experts have been confirmed to speak at the 4th annual PLASA Rigging Conference which takes place on 7-8 October 2013 at its new home, ExCeL London. Topics include control system design, truss design criteria and discussing structural collapse. In addition, the popular Riggers' Forum held on 6 October is now open for registration, the annual opportunity promising to provide informal and lively debate.

Vaughan Sound for Gocompare in Newport

04/09/2013 - Project News

Vaughan Sound has completed the installation of AV systems at Gocompare.com’s new head offices in Newport. The British financial services comparison specialists, founded in 2006 and based in the south east Wales city, required a number of new audio-visual products as well as the decommissioning of existing TVs and their relocation to their new premises within the adjacent Imperial House.

Robe Sees in the Sunrise!

04/09/2013 - Production News

Lighting and visuals designer Peter Vervloesem has just joined Bass Events, one of the most proactive organisers of EDM events in Belgium, as their ‘house’ production designer. Peter has previously worked in the same capacity on several Bass Events’ projects as a freelancer.

Clay Paky illuminates the Samsung Galaxy S4 World Tour

04/09/2013 - Production News

Forming part of the Samsung Galaxy S4 World Tour, the Galaxy S4 was launched to the South African market at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg recently and attended by some 2 000 guests.

Yamaha is where it’s @

04/09/2013 - Production News

With ever-increasing broadband speeds, the appeal and practicality of internet-based television has risen dramatically over the past decade. Bypassing satellite broadcasting, web TV allows broadcasters to reach just as big an audience with a much smaller budget. The compact size and competitive price of Yamaha’s CL1 makes it the ideal digital mixing console for this broadcast medium… especially for a very small mobile facility like nobeo GmbH’s @-car.

Heavy metal in South Tyrol with Electro-Voice

04/09/2013 - Production News

Among the rock and heavy metal fraternity, the Rock im Ring festival in the South Tyrolean town of Klobenstein am Ritten is increasingly acquiring cult status. Where else can you enjoy the best metal bands in the world performing against a spectacular mountain backdrop? The twentieth jubilee edition of the festival this year attracted over 10,000 fans to the small town near Bolzano and they were rewarded by the performances of top acts like Volbeat, Suicidal Tendencies, Heaven Shall Burn, Valient Thorr and Insanity Alert.

Community Helps "Horses with Hope" Rescue Horses

04/09/2013 - Project News

Broadview Farms, near Hope, Maine, USA, is the home of "Horses with Hope", an organization whose mission is to rescue and rehabilitate abused, neglected and abandoned horses and match them with compatible homes. In 2013, Horses with Hope completed a spacious new venue at Broadview Farms with an indoor riding arena, a viewing area, horse stalls and living quarters for staff and visitors.

Inspired Audio Listening with LMC Audio

04/09/2013 - Event News

LMC Audio invites you to join them for the Inspired Audio Listening Event, taking place at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Tuesday, September 24, 2013.

ELP supply lighting for new look X Factor auditions

03/09/2013 - Production News

The latest 10th series of X-factor has some noticeable changes. The biggest production surprise was that early auditions have moved away from theatre venues filled with thousands of fans and returned back to a hotel room setting. This was, of course, how the early shows were originally set. Spectacular arena venues are still on the agenda this year but further down the audition line and almost certainly at the ‘boot camp’ stage.

iLive and ME manage Tindersticks Anniversary Show

03/09/2013 - Production News

An Allen & Heath iLive system with 18 ME-1 personal mixers were employed for a special 21st anniversary show of UK band, Tindersticks. Part of a European summer tour, the band performed a special set at the Blue Balls Festival in Lucern, Switzerland, where a 17 piece string section played alongside the regular six-piece band.

Entec Supplies Sound for Skunk Anansie Tour

03/09/2013 - Production News

Entec is supplying the current Skunk Anansie festival tour with a control and monitor system, working with the band’s long term engineers Paul Ramsay (FOH) and Simon Higgs on monitors.

CGA:Live – first specialist research consultancy for live and touring concert industry

03/09/2013 - Business News

CGA:Live is a brand new division of CGA Strategy, established to track and evaluate technology usage within the live concert and touring industry. It benefits from CGA Strategy’s research and consultancy background within the late night and hospitality industry and the live industry know-how of Total Production International magazine, the TPi Awards, the UK Festival Awards and the European Festival Awards.

DPA Microphones Keeps Brothers Comatose’s Sound Thumping on Tour

03/09/2013 - Production News

Despite the group’s name, the bluegrass-influenced Brothers Comatose is far from a state of unconsciousness. Currently touring the nation at several summer music festivals, the band’s mandolin player, Ryan Avellone (pictured), relies on DPA Microphones’ d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphone to give his instrument a clear and natural sound.

Rent-All Offers Yamaha Silver Service

03/09/2013 - Production News

25 years after he started running a mobile disco with his brother, Theo van Workum now owns Rent-All, one of Europe’s major technical production companies. Committed to investing in the most modern equipment, the company recently purchased six Yamaha CL series digital consoles.

Harlequin Floors opens new German office in Berlin

03/09/2013 - Business News

Harlequin Floors has announced the opening of a new office in Berlin. It will oversee Harlequin Floor’s German, Austrian and Swiss sales operations and will be headed by Dirk Rüter, who has managed the German speaking market segment for the past three years from the company’s Luxembourg and London offices.

The National Theatre has ETC Eos-family values

03/09/2013 - Project News

In 2009, with its lighting rigs growing increasingly complex and more diverse, London’s Royal National Theatre decided to use several just-launched ETC Eos desks for its three stages. The staff quickly became dedicated to the Eos family of controls, adding Gio and Ion over the years.

Hawke’s Bay Opera House upgrades to LX600

03/09/2013 - Project News

The Hawke’s Bay Opera House situated in Hastings in New Zealand is surely one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most impressive examples of Spanish Mission architecture. The Theatre, with its extravagant Art Nouveau interior decorations, is the keystone of the complex. Originally known as The Hastings Municipal Theatre, Hawke’s Bay Opera House was built in 1915 for £12,000 - a considerable sum for the day, reflecting the community’s support for performing arts.

Mitsubishi Electric rolls-out enhanced high-end Projection Range

03/09/2013 - Equipment News

Mitsubishi Electric's flagship 8000 Series projectors has completed the upgrade of its premium 8000 Series installation projectors. The all-new 8000 range features enhanced performance plus a number of additions to an already impressive feature list.

Robe For Starlight Express in Johannesburg

02/09/2013 - Production News

Lighting designer Declan Randall wove Robe moving lights into his intricate lighting design for the epic roller-skating Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Starlight Express staged in The Mandela venue at the Joburg Theatre complex in downtown Johannesburg.

ADLIB Gets in the Mix at Creamfields 2013

02/09/2013 - Production News

Liverpool based ADLIB supplied complete visual and sound design and equipment packages to four high profile Arenas at Creamfields 2013, the UK’s favourite electronic dance music festival. Adlib again worked closely with creative and technical production specialists LarMac LIVE on the event, staged at Daresbury Estate over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Tom Kenny’s Harman Martin Lighting Rig Shines at Brooklyn’s 2013 MTV VMAs

02/09/2013 - Production News

With widespread continued talk on the winners, exciting performances, band reunions and the outfits of those attending, the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards was another spectacular event held at the year-old Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Looking to deliver world-class lighting in the state-of-the-art venue, Tom Kenny was contracted to design an equally impressive light show to entertain thousands in attendance and millions watching at home. Harman’s Martin lighting fixtures, supplied by VER, lined the stage and house, providing a multi-function professional lighting rig.

Yamaha and Nexo Bring Cultured Audio To Ribeauvillé

02/09/2013 - Project News

Located in the picturesque Alsace region of France, the Espace Culturel Le Parc in Ribeauvillé is one of the region’s primary entertainment centres. A recent technical upgrade has seen an all-digital Yamaha and Nexo audio installation deliver a dramatic improvement to the venue’s sound quality and flexibility.

Robe PLASA Preview 2013

02/09/2013 - Event News

Robe lighting is showcasing nine exciting and innovative new products on stand L80 in Hall 5 at the PLASA lighting and sound exhibition at ExCeL London, 6th – 9th October 2013. The company is looking forward to the show in its new location at ExCeL London, and will celebrate this with a brand new and enlarged stand design.