News Archive for January 2014

Followspot Victory at Kings Theatre

31/01/2014 - Project News

UK - The Kings Theatre in Southsea, Portsmouth is one of those Edwardian treasures that are fast becoming a rarity in the provinces. This exquisite example, with its Italian Renaissance style of décor and façade, first opened its doors in 1907 and has seen the likes of Sarah Bernhardt, Noel Coward and Ivor Novello grace the stage. As a centre for arts and entertainment, it has served the audiences of Portsmouth and Southsea faithfully ever since.

David Guetta Rocks Brazil with Robe

31/01/2014 - Production News

Brazil - DJ, record producer, superstar and arguably the most popular EDM guru on the planet, David Guetta completed an incendiary nine-date Brazilian tour in January, which saw Robe moving lights on the spec for most of the shows.

A&O Creative celebrates with three Spectacular International Events

31/01/2014 - Production News

Dubai/Doha – With three spectacular events, A&O Technology in the role of general contractor, along with its in-house creative department under the leadership of the lighting designer Jerry P. Appelt, was able to close out the year 2013 in style and hit the ground running in 2014.

Jands Vista Controls Raymond Gubbay Christmas Spectacular at Royal Albert Hall

31/01/2014 - Production News

UK - London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall used their Jands Vista T4 console to provide thrilling lighting for Christmas Spectacular - the venue's first festive show collaboration with renowned popular classical music promoter, Raymond Gubbay.

PRG supply Lighting and Rigging for Top Gear Live at SSE Hydro, Glasgow

31/01/2014 - Production News

UK – Top Gear Live’s eagerly anticipated debut in Scotland consisted of five shows from 17-19 January, hosted by the three star presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. Accompanied by driving legend ‘The Stig’, Top Gear followers were exposed to a thrilling mix of breath-taking stunts, jaw dropping supercars and side-splitting challenges.

New Products in Nashville this February

31/01/2014 - Event News

New York - With less than three weeks until the doors open at PLASA Focus: Nashville 2014, taking place at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, on February 18-19, 2014, exhibitors have been busy releasing details about the products they will have on display at their booths.

Clay Paky spend Thanksgiving with Lady Gaga and The Muppets

31/01/2014 - Production News

USA – What’s Thanksgiving without The Muppets? Or Lady Gaga? Or all of them appearing together in ABC’s "Lady Gaga & The Muppets Holiday Spectacular" with guests Sir Elton John, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ru Paul? It was definitely an occasion to roll out Clay Paky Sharpys and Sharpy Washes.

d&b and immersive retro dining in the Pink Cadillac, Moscow

31/01/2014 - Production News

Reminiscent of one of the lighter scenes in Taratino’s classic Pulp Fiction, the Pink Cadillac restaurant in Moscow city centre has exactly that, a beautiful nineteen fifties model, all fins and chrome, sat right in the middle of the room. This is the real deal: dancing, singing waiters bring burgers and milkshakes to your table in this immersive retro dining experience. Yet for all this glamour the building used to be a garage so when AE Consulting first came to remodel the room the acoustic environment was one of their primary concerns.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Tour with Clay Paky

31/01/2014 - Production News

USA – It wouldn’t be Christmas without Mannheim Steamroller. The distinctive ensemble is marking the 29th anniversary of its Christmas concert tours with a multimedia display featuring a light show and big-screen images and videos synchronized with their music. Lighting designer Richard Jackson has included Clay Paky Sharpy Washes in his rig for the first time.

Christie delivers higher brightness with upgraded G Series and new Q Series

31/01/2014 - Equipment News

Christie welcomes three upgraded Christie G Series projectors to its powerful, industry-leading 1-chip DLP line-up at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam from February 4-6. Providing 6,000 lumens and WXGA/HD/WUXGA resolution, the three new Christie G Series models raise the benchmark of single-lamp, high brightness 1-chip DLP performance at a low ownership cost.

Alcons adds FACE value

31/01/2014 - Business News

The Netherlands - At the event of CUE 2014, The Netherlands main sound and light show, Alcons Audio and FACE jointly announced their sales cooperation for the Dutch territory.

Family Entertainment: Flying Fruit Fly’s perform with grandMA2

31/01/2014 - Production News

Sydney - “Circus Under My Bed”, performed by the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, presented at The Sydney Opera House as part of the “Summer At The House” season, was lit in style by Sian James-Holland and programmed by Matt Tweddle on a grandMA2 full-size.

Elation EWDMX IP Wireless DMX Transmitter/Receiver

31/01/2014 - Equipment News

The EWDMX IP Transceiver is a wireless DMX transmitter/receiver and the next generation of powerful wireless DMX control from Elation Professional. Compatible with all previous Elation EWDMX and W-DMX products, this new unit offers full RDM support and comes in an IP65-rated enclosure for outdoor use.

Wicreations Builds Custom Structure for Spectacular Performance

31/01/2014 - Production News

Brussels - Belgium based entertainment engineering specialists Wicreations combined their expertise and skills to develop and build a dynamic and sophisticated special performance structure, complete with a full motion control solution, to facilitate a spectacular show featuring 37 international artists including 11 aerial performers.

Cirque du Soleil Relaunches Varekai as an Arena Show using BlackTrax

31/01/2014 - Production News

Toronto, Canada - The Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai, which has been touring the world since 2002, returned to Montreal, Quebec in December 2013 for its re-launch as arena shows. The production team proposed to lighting designer, Nol van Genuchten, the deployment of the BlackTrax realtime tracking solution from CAST BlackTrax Ltd for moving light tracking of performers.

Lift Turn Move's G-PRO Entertainment Hoist Controller Range Hits Top Note

30/01/2014 - Equipment News

UK – A rack-mounted hoist controller supplied by Wirral-based Lift Turn Move Limited (LTM) is receiving rave reviews from the entertainment industry.

John Meyer, Audio Pioneer behind Meyer Sound, Enters TEC Awards Hall of Fame

30/01/2014 - People News

John Meyer, CEO and co-founder of Meyer Sound Laboratories, was inducted into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame at the 2014 NAMM Show. Following an introduction by Dennis "Wiz" Leonard, long-time FOH mixer of the Grateful Dead, Meyer received the award as he joined Frank Zappa, Phil Spector, T Bone Burnett, and 30 other luminaries who have shaped the art and science of music, recording, and sound reinforcement technologies.

Installation Complete, BlackTrax Exceeds Expectations at Trinity Fellowship Church

30/01/2014 - Project News

Canada – CAST BlackTrax Ltd. confirms that its BlackTrax Solution, installed in August 2013, easily exceeded expectations of the demanding 2013 Christmas programme at Trinity Fellowship Church.

Clear-Com to Present Scalable and Flexible Intercom Solutions At ISE 2014

30/01/2014 - Event News

Amsterdam – Clear-Com is showcasing several new intercom systems and product enhancements that make its solution capable of meeting communication requirements for a wide range of applications and environments. Ideal for theatres, convention centres, multi-campus venues and stadiums, the new Eclipse HX-Delta Digital Matrix System, extended HelixNet Partyline Intercom System and enhanced Tempest 2400 Wireless Intercom System will be on display at ISE 2014 (Stand 11.D54).

Chauvet Professional to Show New Fixtures at Prolight + Sound 2014

30/01/2014 - Event News

LED wash fixtures, powerful and versatile LED moving head lights and an easy-setup pixel mapping display system are among the products that will take centre spotlight on the world stage at Prolight + Sound 2014, held in Frankfurt, Germany, 12th-15th March. Chauvet Professional will be represented in stand 34, Hall 11 by an array of luminaires, like new additions to the Nexus line with Nexus Aq 5X5 and Nexus Aw 7X7 narrow beam panels, ÉPIX Bar 2.0 and ÉPIX Strip 2.0 pixel-mapping fixtures, Legend 330SR Spot powerful moving yokes, Legend 412Z moving head wash fixtures and more. Additionally, Chauvet introduces a new line, Rogue, which débuts with powerful and feature-packed spot and beam fixtures that bring great value and performance.

SSL Showcase Live Sound Console at ISE 2014

30/01/2014 - Event News

Amsterdam – Solid State Logic has announced that it will showcase the SSL ‘Live’ console at the 2014 ISE show (Stand 7.H18). Since its announcement at ProLight + Sound in 2013, the SSL Live console has rapidly become the audio console the industry is talking about. Coinciding with the roll out of a global resale partner network and the first commercial sales, SSL’s presence for the first time at ISE signals a strong long-term commitment to the installed systems sector.

CLD Announces New Range of Integral LED Fixtures

30/01/2014 - Equipment News

UK – Hastings-based lamp and LED lighting specialist CLD Distribution has announced a comprehensive new range of retro-fit direct replacement LED light sources called ‘Integral’.

QSC Introduces TouchMix Series Compact Digital Mixers

30/01/2014 - Event News

USA – QSC Audio Products has announced the Winter NAMM 2014 introduction of its much-anticipated digital mixer line. The TouchMix Series offers musicians, production professionals and live performance venues the power and capability of a large format console in a highly portable, fully integrated, affordable and easy to use product.

WORK at ISE 2014

30/01/2014 - Event News

For this year appointment with the professionals of the sector, WORK has prepared the launch of new products and important improvements in the functionality and performance of its audio and lighting solutions.

25 Years of Safety with Mojo Barriers

30/01/2014 - Business News

Crowd safety experts Mojo Barriers is celebrating 25 years in industry, helping to raise standards in health and safety at live events across the world.

Robe Sprinkles Magic on Golden Circus Festival

29/01/2014 - Production News

Italy – An all-Robe moving light rig took its place in the ring for the 2013 Golden International Circus Festival which ran over three weeks through December and January at the Theater Tendastriscie in Rome.

Museo Del Duomo in Milan’s Cathedral Opens with Ashly Processing

29/01/2014 - Project News

ITALY – Although ground broke for the construction of Milan Cathedral in Milan, Italy in 1386, it was only in the last decade that its construction was declared complete. The massive architectural project took over 600 years – 24 generations – and links Europe’s Middle Ages, through the Renaissance, to Post-modernity. Milan attracts two million visitors a year, and almost all of them visit the famous cathedral. To convey the epic story of its construction and to raise additional funds for Milan Cathedral’s costly upkeep, the Cathedral Museum opened in 1953. In keeping with the long timescale of the cathedral’s construction, the museum closed for five years and only recently re-opened, completely refurbished and ready to accommodate contemporary revenue streams. Among its new offerings, the museum added a conference room that can be rented for meetings and dinners. To keep costs low, but functionality and fidelity high, the conference A/V system uses an Ashly Pema 4125.10 100V output, combination four-channel 125W amplifier with a built-in 8x8 Protea DSP Matrix Processor.

Coda Brings Installed Audio Excellence to ISE 2014

29/01/2014 - Event News

Coda Audio GmbH will be exhibiting its full range of high quality sound reinforcement products at ISE 2014, which deliver exceptional audio quality to any installed audio project.

PLASA Launches New International Online Job Service

29/01/2014 - Business News

PLASA has announced the launch of its International interactive job board. With its focus on the creative industries, the PLASA Job Board offers its members – and the creative industries at large – an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections.

Chauvet DJ Earns Second Industry Honor of 2014 Winning Music & Sound Retailer Award for Best Lighting Product

29/01/2014 - Event News

USA - If “once is an event, and twice is a pattern,” as the saying goes, then Chauvet DJ has established a pattern of being recognised by the dealers that sell lighting products. For the second time in a month, the company was honored by music dealers when its SlimPAR Hex 3 IRC won the 2014 Music & Sound Retailer Award for “Best Lighting Product.”

digiLED Innovation to be Brought to the Fore at ISE 2014

29/01/2014 - Event News

displayLED, home of the internationally renowned digiLED screen brand, will demonstrate some of the creative opportunities offered by its latest generation of LED display technology at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), Amsterdam, from 4th - 6th February.

DiGiCo Wins Reader’s Choice Award for SD9 Rack Pack

29/01/2014 - Event News

UK digital audio solutions manufacturer, DiGiCo, has won a and Live Sound International Reader’s Choice Award in the category of Consoles & Mixers – Large Format for its SD9 Rack Pack.

Café Tacuba Closes Tour with Pointes in México

29/01/2014 - Production News

Ending their 2013 ‘El Objeto’ tour in style, well-known alternative rock Mexican band Café Tacuba played their last show of the year at the Palacio de los Deportes arena in Mexico City, for first time using 14 brand new Robe ROBIN Pointes, recently purchased by local rental company, Meridian Pro S.A de C.V. The Pointes were located right behind the band forming a line upstage.

AED Distribution is Benelux Official Distributor for Robert Juliat Lighting Solutions

29/01/2014 - Business News

With the start of a new year comes the start of a new arrangement for Robert Juliat in its distribution network as AED Distribution takes on the role of official distributor for the Benelux Countries.

iLive Manages BBC’s Friday Night is Music Night Christmas Special

29/01/2014 - Production News

The BBC deployed an Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system for the Friday Night is Music Night Christmas Special on Radio 2, to provide the live FOH mix. The system comprised a MADI-enabled iDR-48 MixRack, which is part of the BBC’s OB equipment stock, along with an iLive-T112 Control Surface.

Architainment Lighting Kicks Off 2014 with Brand New Product Range from Philips Color Kinetics

29/01/2014 - Equipment News

UK – Specialist lighting solution provider Architainment Lighting Ltd has announced the arrival of the PCK ColorGraze MX4 Powercore range to its portfolio – a collection of premium, exterior LED wall grazing fixtures with extended colour reach.

Tannoy VQ Series Delivers to Congregation of 12,000 in Guatemala

29/01/2014 - Project News

The recently opened Casa de Dios is one of Central America’s latest architectural wonders.

White Light Welcomes Ken Berreen as Distribution Sales Manager

29/01/2014 - People News

UK -  Entertainment lighting specialist White Light has announced the appointment of industry veteran Ken Berreen as the company’s distribution sales manager. Ken brings to the role more than 30 years experience with lighting and sound technology having worked at all levels of the entertainment industry. Previous roles include project management, lighting design, installation, hire, and sales experience most recently as European sales manager for well-known stage lighting manufacturers.

Powersoft and the Beating Heart of ISE

29/01/2014 - Event News

Powersoft will be exhibiting at the ISE Show for the fifth year, sharing booth
#7-K175 with its Dutch distributor TM Audio.  

Audinate and ESI Enter Into a Licensing Agreement

29/01/2014 - Business News

USA - Audinate, the inventors of Dante, have entered into a licensing agreement with ESI, one of the leading vendors of professional and semi-professional audio equipment worldwide. ESI will incorporate Dante into future products.

Doughty’s Quick Trigger Clamps take centre stage at PLASA Focus, Nashville

28/01/2014 - Event News

USA – Doughty Engineering will be showcasing its family of Trigger and Quick Trigger Clamps at this year’s PLASA Focus in Nashville, Tennessee. Visitors to booth #313 will be able to see for themselves how the range, which launched in 1998 with the Trigger Clamp and led to the first Quick Trigger Clamp in 2001, has developed. Julian Chiverton, sales director for Doughty, said: “Over the past 13 years Doughty Engineering has expanded the range of Quick Trigger clamps, that first Slimline Quick Trigger leading to the Titan in 2007 and the Baby version in 2012.”

Clay Paky to sponsor Showlight 2017

28/01/2014 - Event News

Following a hugely successful Showlight in the Czech Republic last year, and with a little over three years to go to the next one, incoming Showlight chairman John Allen has announced that Clay Paky, a world level reference brand in the sector of professional lighting systems since 1976, is to be the main sponsor of Showlight 2017.

Harman’s Martin Professional Share Your Passion Contest Winner Receives First-Hand Lighting R&D Experience

28/01/2014 - Business News

Denmark – In late 2013, Harman’s Martin Professional put out a call to lighting designers around the world, whether a professional lighting designer, small-venue producer or industry newbie, to share their passion for the lighting industry. With hundreds of entries, a one minute long video from 22-year-old Ricardo Dias (pictured) from Portugal managed to convince Martin he was the most passionate member of the lighting industry. His creative approach to lighting earned him, along with his father, a round-trip visit to Martin headquarters in Denmark for a two-day tour of a lifetime.

XL Video Goes Up Several Gears for Autosport Live Action Arena

28/01/2014 - Production News

UK – Screeching tyres, burning rubber and hi-adrenaline action was enjoyed by up to 5000 petrol-heads, speed freaks and performance car enthusiasts per show, courtesy of XL Video’s spectacular 90 metre wide projection in the Live Action Arena at the 2014 Autosport International exhibition.

Double Dutch For The Yamaha CL1

28/01/2014 - Project News

The Netherlands – Located in the historic centre of Haarlem, Netherlands, De Toneelschuur is a theatre and cinema which has a diverse approach to the performing arts. Recently its Yamaha digital mixing inventory has seen two CL1 consoles added, which are helping to ensure that its sounds are as innovative as its sights.

Northern Light Invests in Clay Paky LED Fixtures

28/01/2014 - Production News

UK – NL Productions, the Edinburgh-based events arm of Northern Light Stage and Technical Services Ltd, has become a major stockist of Clay Paky fixtures in Scotland following a considerable investment with the manufacturer’s UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions.

Italian Technology Meets Italian Talent – Andrea Bocelli and Outline Make Beautiful Music Together

28/01/2014 - Production News

The biggest-selling artist in the history of classical music with over 80 million albums sold to date, and one of the very few classical artists to achieve crossover acceptance into the mainstream, Andrea Bocelli is comfortably the most popular classical Italian singer in the world today.

Fineline Rebrands for New Year

28/01/2014 - Business News

UK – Bristol-based lighting and rigging rental specialists Fineline celebrates the start of 2014 with a rebranding exercise, complete with a new-look logo and website to consolidate a last quarter investment strategy that is focused on offering new and innovative technologies and imaginative solutions to its growing portfolio of clients.

ETC Source Four XT Lights Up Game Farm Statue

28/01/2014 - Project News

South Africa – ETC’s South African dealer Prosound has supplied a Source Four XT external fixture to illuminate a statue at the entrance to the Lejwe la Metsi game farm in South Africa.

Robe Provides Gourmet Lighting for MasterChef France

27/01/2014 - Production News

Top French TV lighting designer David Seligmann-Forest for Lite4life again specified Robe products to light the popular reality TV show MasterChef France, series 4 which was recorded at La Plaine Studios, St Denis, Paris, and broadcast on the TF1 network.

Chilfest 2014 All Star Line Up Announced

27/01/2014 - Production News

UK - Chilfest 2014, the first and only UK music festively to be promoted by an industry technical production specialist Universal Event Productions, has announced an expanded event for 2014 with a third day added and a stonking all-action line up from 4th – 6th July at the beautiful Pendley Meadow, Tring, Hertfordshire, UK.

JLS Exit on a High Note with HSL

27/01/2014 - Production News

Hugely successful UK pop band JLS completed their final tour just before Christmas complete with a bold and vibrant lighting and visuals design by Dave Lee and lighting equipment for the tour supplied by HSL to live producers, Production North.

DPA Microphones Introduces d:vote Rock Touring Kits at the 2014 NAMM Show

27/01/2014 - Event News

USA - DPA Microphones has announced its new d:vote 4099 rock touring kits at the 2014 NAMM Show (Booth 7119). With the choice between a four-piece or ten-piece Peli case package, the new kits are arriving on the heels of increasing popularity of the d:vote among rock groups such as Metallica and Paramore. The company has also released two similar classic touring kits for classical musicians.

DPA Microphones Debuts Shiny Facelift for d:facto™ Vocal Mic at the 2014 NAMM Show

27/01/2014 - Event News

USA - DPA Microphones is unveiling new grids with gold and nickel finish for the d:facto vocal microphone at the 2014 NAMM Show (Booth 7119). The new grids are available as accessories to existing systems and can be purchased as metal grids only or as total solutions with foam and pop screen. Additionally, the nickel option matches the finish available on the Sennheiser 2000, 5200 and 9000 wireless mic systems and comes complete with corresponding adapters.

DPA Microphones Introduces the d:fine 66 and 88 Miniature Headset Mics at the 2014 NAMM Show

27/01/2014 - Event News

USA - DPA Microphones has introduced its d:fine 66 and d:fine 88 miniature headset microphones at the 2014 NAMM Show (Booth 7119). These new products join the original d:fine as well as the traditional 4066 and 4088 miniature headset microphones under the company’s d:fine headset microphone family. With a contemporary look and feel, the new mics will carry on the sound capabilities of the microphone capsules from the classic 4066 and 4088, and the features of the modern d:fine mechanics, such as an advanced headset mount and flexible ear hooks.

Philips Showline SL NITRO 510s are Beat-Perfect for Diversity Tour

27/01/2014 - Production News

UK – Britain's Got Talent winners Diversity have been breakdancing around the UK's biggest arenas in a dynamic show entitled 'Limitless'. Lighting designer Neil Trenell's beat-perfect show design, featured sophisticated pyrotechnics and a backdrop of stunning video visuals, all cleverly punctuated with intense bursts of light from an array of Philips Showline LED SL NITRO 510s.

Elation Satura Spot LED Pro Moving Head Now Shipping

27/01/2014 - Equipment News

Elation Professional’s 300W Satura Spot LED Pro RGBW moving head is now shipping. As bright as a traditional 575W discharge fixture, the Satura Spot LED Pro consumes half as much energy and its long-life LED engine lasts on average 80 times longer than a 575W discharge source.

Blackout at the National Television Awards

27/01/2014 - Production News

Blackout provided extensive draping for this year’s star studded National Television Awards (NTAs) held at the O2 Arena, 22nd January 2014.

Charcoalblue Delivers Lighting, Sound, and AV to Doncaster's New Cultural Hub

27/01/2014 - Project News

UK – Doncaster's brand new performance venue 'Cast' is now open featuring a suite of four performance spaces with stage engineering, stage lighting, sound, and AV systems designed and specified by Charcoalblue.

JLS Make A Pointe On ‘Goodbye – The Greatest Hits’ Tour

27/01/2014 - Production News

UK pop band JLS completed a spectacular five year chart-topping career with a major sold-out UK arena tour ‘Goodbye – The Greatest Hits’, and their lighting designer Dave ‘Bickie’ Lee using Robe’s Pointes for the first time for one of his creations.

A Flair for Lighting Maroon 5

24/01/2014 - Production News

There’s little doubt that Maroon 5 are riding high at the moment. This is a band who radiate confidence and self-assured accomplishment in their live performances. Here in the UK and Europe in January to complete a date sheet interrupted by front man Adam Levine’s TV commitments to the US version of The Voice, another outfit might have opted for a pared down version of their stage production for just a few shows. Not so for Maroon 5. With a stage set, laser show, video and lighting design by Eric Wade, a veteran of the likes of Usher, Mariah Carey and Eric Clapton, this was a show to blow away all of those January blues.

Bandit Lights New Year’s Eve Bash in Nashville

24/01/2014 - Production News

2013 has been a great year for Nashville, and Bandit Lites was there to light the Music City’s New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway. Thousands poured into the streets of Nashville to watch Hank Williams, Jr., Blackberry Smoke, Brett Eldredge and Striking Matches ring in 2014.

AC-ET Sponsors Racing Driver Jack Goff in 2014 Dunlop MSA BTCC Season

24/01/2014 - Business News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. Has announced its continued sponsorship of promising young UK racing driver, Jack Goff, who is a hotly tipped contender in the 2014 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season.

coolux to Present new Pandoras Box Compact Player and Major New Features

24/01/2014 - Event News

coolux, the creators of the multi award winning coolux Pandoras Box product family, will present a versatile and powerful new hardware product at this year’s ISE.

Everything’s Coming Up Roses for DiGiCo

24/01/2014 - Production News

USA – First established as the Tournament of Roses Parade on 1st January 1890, “America’s New Year Celebration” this year featured 45 floats, 16 equestrian units plus numerous marching bands, all led by 2014 Grand Marshall Vin Scully, the Hall of Fame broadcaster. Officially titled the Rose Parade presented by Honda since 2011, the two-hour procession is typically watched by as many as 700,000 people along its 5.5-mile route through Pasadena, CA, where it runs mainly along Colorado Boulevard.

Alcons Audio Staying Home for ISE 2014

24/01/2014 - Event News

Dutch audio innovator Alcons Audio will be showcasing its latest pro-ribbon sound system innovations at the upcoming Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam.

Basement Jaxx ‘Kish Kash’ in on Clay Paky fixtures for tour

24/01/2014 - Production News

UK – Jonathan ‘Leggy’ Armstrong, LD for world-famous electronic dance music act Basement Jaxx, has been exploiting the capabilities of a range of Clay Paky fixtures to create ‘out-of-this-world’ lighting on their latest UK tour.

HHB showcases the latest Loudness products and Pro Tools 11 technology at BVE 2014

24/01/2014 - Event News

HHB Communications Ltd. and audio post specialists Scrub will be demonstrating the latest, innovative Loudness tools with additional focus on Avid’s cutting-edge S6 control surface and Pro Tools 11 on Stand H57 at BVE 2014.

Allen & Heath Introduces Qu-24 to its Compact Digital Mixer Range

24/01/2014 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has introduced the 30 in / 24 out Qu-24 to its Qu series of compact digital mixers, which also includes the rack mountable Qu-16. Qu-24 features total recall of settings (including 25 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.

Painting With Light Sings That Song!

24/01/2014 - Production News

Belgium – Lighting and visual designer Luc Peumans of Genk-based creative practice Painting With Light designed lighting and visuals for the new series of popular TV music quiz show Sing That Song which was recorded at Londerzeel Studios and broadcast weekly on national TV channel, VRT.

Electro-Voice Introduces ETX Portable Powered Loudspeakers at NAMM 2014

24/01/2014 - Event News

Anaheim, USA – Launching globally at NAMM 2014, the new ETX family builds upon the industry-leading innovation and 85-year heritage of Electro-Voice audio engineering to offer the most advanced professional portable powered loudspeakers available today.

Audinate Enhances Dante Controller 3.5 with New Advanced Capabilities

24/01/2014 - Equipment News

Portland, USA – Audinate, the inventor of Dante, has released Dante Controller version 3.5, an updated release of its free networking management configuration and monitoring application. Several powerful new features have been added providing advanced real-time network monitoring functionality, including multicast bandwidth usage, clock health monitoring and latency management statistical information. These enhancements enable you to quickly identify and fix potential issues on the network, while preserving Dante Controller’s hallmark ease-of-use characteristics.

Elation Platinum Beam 5R’s and ELAR 108’s Help Ring in the New Year in Times Square

23/01/2014 - Production News

USA - The countdown to midnight in New York’s Times Square is always something special and this year even more so for Elation Professional as lighting designer Paul Miller turned to Platinum Beam 5R moving heads and ELAR 108 LED Par lights supplied by Christie Lites to light musical performances for the time-honored Times Square celebration.

Backstage Academy inspires students at Creative Choices Sheffield

23/01/2014 - Event News

UK - Backstage Academy hosted a series of educational sessions about live events industry careers for students from South Yorkshire at the National Skills Academy’s Creative Choices event in Sheffield on January 10.

Elation eNode Series - Professional Art-Net to DMX Routers

23/01/2014 - Equipment News

The eNode Series from Elation Professional is a new line of professional Art-Net to DMX routers consisting of the eNode 8 Pro and eNode 4. With the growth of pixel mapping and with multiple DMX universes a standard practice in lighting systems today, Elation answers the need for a powerful yet affordable Art-Net to DMX node solution.

International Lighting Designer Hartley T A Kemp Specifies Philips Selecon for London and Sydney Productions

23/01/2014 - Production News

UK & Australia - International lighting designer Hartley T A Kemp traversed the globe at the end of 2013 armed with Philips Selecon's PL range of LED fixtures to light two very different shows - Land of Our Fathers at Theatre503, London and Sweet Nothings, at Australian Theatre for Young People's independent works season Under the Wharf, Sydney.

Avolites Media is at the heart of Jessie J's Alive tour

23/01/2014 - Production News

UK - Avolites Media Ai Media Servers have been used to power the stunning visuals that punctuated British born superstar Jessie J's latest heart pumping European tour 'Alive'.

grandMA2 rolls along with Mannheim Steamroller

23/01/2014 - Production News

USA - The distinctive ensemble Mannheim Steamroller was marking the 29th anniversary of its “Christmas” concert tours with a multimedia display featuring a light show and big-screen images and videos synchronised with their music. Lighting designer Richard Jackson included a grandMA2 light console for control.

Robe Gets into the Festigal Spirit

22/01/2014 - Production News

Israel - Ronen Najar, one of Israel’s leading lighting designers, specified Robe moving lights as the backbone of his design for the 2013 ‘Festigal’ event in Israel.

Planetshakers shake a different kind of spirit

22/01/2014 - Production News

USA - Planetshakers City Church at the Dallas Brooks Centre in downtown Melbourne lives up to its name in many different ways. A vibrant and growing church, Planetshakers is home to world-renowned contemporary praise and worship music. The powerful evangelical message led by Pastors Russell and Sam Evans is now driven home by a sound system that would shame many a touring rock band.

W-DMX in the New Elation Professional Volt Q5 and Volt Q3

22/01/2014 - Equipment News

Sweden – Wireless Solution Sweden AB’s award-winning W-DMX technology is now available in the exciting new Volt Q5 and Volt Q3 Uplighters by Elation Professional.
 The Volt Q3 and Volt Q5 are versatile RGBW LED wash lights that run on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery so they can easily be placed wherever dynamic up lighting is needed. Their go-anywhere portability, combined with an all-weather IP-65 housing, means the Volt Q3 and Q5 can be used for a large variety of indoor or outdoor applications.
Both Volt wash lights can be controlled via standard DMX or Wireless DMX, stand alone, or via in-built programs while a blue and white LCD menu display with four-button control panel makes for simple hands-on operation.

Paul Braile appointed a BlackTrax Expert

22/01/2014 - People News

Toronto, Canada - CAST BlackTrax Ltd. has announced that Paul Braile (pictured) has joined their team as a BlackTrax Expert.

Technical Direction Company provides perfect video backdrop for 27th ARIA Awards

22/01/2014 - Production News

Sydney, Australia - Video display experts, Technical Direction Company (TDC) supplied all video technology elements for the 27th ARIA Awards held at The Star, Sydney, Australia on December 1, 2013.

Allen & Heath Launches Xone:23 DJ Mixer

22/01/2014 - Event News

Allen & Heath will launch the Xone:23, a 2-channel DJ mixer at NAMM 2014. The new mixer is packed with pro features that would normally be found in the booth of a top-rated club, including an enhanced version of the legendary Xone filter with resonance control, VCA faders, 3 band total kill EQ, illuminated switches, crossfader curve selector, with styling inspired by the flagship Xone:DB4.

Grand Production gets to the Pointe with Robe

22/01/2014 - Production News

Top Serbian TV producers Grand Production has invested in Robe’s new Pointe moving lights, 24 of which were supplied by Robe’s Serbian distributors Studio Berar Projekt following a specification by Grand Production chief lighting designer Goran Kravic.

High End Systems appoints AED Distribution as European Master Distributor

22/01/2014 - Business News

High End Systems and AED Distribution have agreed on a partnership for the European Master Distributorship of High End Systems products. This agreement came into effect on January 1.

Clay Paky Sharpy Washes are ALIVE for Jessie J’s tour

21/01/2014 - Production News

UK – Cheeky British singer Jessie J has been ‘doing it like a dude’ on her first arena tour of the UK, with a bright and visually striking show created by lighting designer Vince Foster, which featured a large number of Clay Paky Sharpys and Sharpy Washes.

A.C.T Lighting, Inc. & Clay Paky Road Show Comes to Orlando, FL

21/01/2014 - Event News

USA - Come and join A.C.T. Lighting at their next stop on their Road Show as they present the latest from their industry-leading partners: Clay Paky, MA Lighting, Chromlech, Wireless Solutions, GDS and MDG.

Widespread Panic rocks Toys for Tots and New Year’s Eve with Bandit

21/01/2014 - Production News

USA - While others around the world may have been watching a ball drop at midnight, those at the Phillips Arena were bathed in beams of light as Widespread Panic performed to thousands. Bandit Lites provided the lighting for both Widespread Panic’s annual Toys for Tots concert and the New Year’s Eve concert a day later.

Codex Audio Pioneers Inspired Audio

21/01/2014 - Production News

Midlands-based production and rental company, Codex Audio, has recently invested in an Inspired Audio Optima 5 array system, supplied by Inspired Audio UK distributors, LMC Audio.

Penn Elcom Goes Greener with LED Lighting from CLD Distribution

21/01/2014 - Project News

Flightcase and loudspeaker component manufacturer and steel fabricator Penn Elcom has converted all the lighting fixtures in its St. Leonards-On-Sea, East Sussex, UK factory and offices to energy efficient, low carbon LED lightsources which have been supplied by CLD Distribution, also based in East Sussex.

DPA Microphones Capture the Sound of Andrea Bocelli's Orchestra

21/01/2014 - Production News

Denmark – Andrea Taglia, live sound engineer for the famous Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, is a huge fan of DPA microphones and rates them as the most technically advanced and sonically transparent microphones on the market.

PLASA Focus: Leeds 2014 Announced

21/01/2014 - Event News

PLASA Focus: Leeds 2014 has been launched with free registration and a new website. The leading event for entertainment technology in the north of England will be held on 29 – 30 April, 2014, at the Royal Armouries at Clarence Dock, only a short distance from the centre of Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Mojo Barriers and Intellitix innovate at Eurosonic Noorderslag

21/01/2014 - Production News

Thousands of delegates and guests passed through a newly launched Intellitix RFID enabled Mojo Barriers Gatekeeper access gate at Eurosonic Noorderslag from January 15 – 18.

Rick Fisher applauds ETC’s Source Four LED CYC

21/01/2014 - Production News

UK - Multi-award-winning lighting designer Rick Fisher has singled out ETC’s new Source Four LED CYC adapters for special praise while working on a production of Howard Brenton’s Drawing the Line at Hampstead Theatre in London.

Clay Paky at the One Harmony Choir Festival

21/01/2014 - Production News

South Africa - Choirs from 12 African countries competed in the 9th annual One Harmony Choir Festival at the Joburg Theatre. Having supplied the full technical service since the show’s inception, Showgroup were honoured to be involved once again. This competition recognises the commitment, sacrifice and hard work of all the choir members, employees of the Barclays Africa Group, who practiced uncompromisingly, outside of normal working hours.

World’s largest student ski trip with Electro-Voice

21/01/2014 - Production News

France - Each year, thousands of British students visit the Alps for the largest student snow sports event in the world – the Varsity Trip. Initiated in 1922, the event is the official annual ski and snowboard trip organized by and for students of the Oxford and Cambridge universities. In December 2013 around 2750 students attended the seven-day trip to Tignes, France. After days on the ski slope, pool parties, comedy nights and mountaintop parties offered varied off-piste entertainment. Highlights were the opening and final night parties with performances by Katy B, Redlight and Breakage as well as Rudamental, DJ Cheeba and Kove.

Electrosonic’s Robert Simpson to Provide an Education Session at ISE 2014

20/01/2014 - Event News

The Netherlands - InfoComm is offering a variety of training sessions during Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2014. Robert Simpson (pictured), co-founder of Electrosonic will be presenting ‘Technology Trends in High Resolution Displays’ on the opening day of the show. This education session is presented by InfoComm International.

Robe launches New Asia Pacific Operation

20/01/2014 - Business News

Robe Lighting s.r.o. kicks off 2014 with the launch of a new Asia Pacific office in Singapore.

Mission Possible with Entec

20/01/2014 - Production News

UK - Entec Lighting continued its incredible 28 year working relationship with maverick Goth rockers The Mission, supplying lighting and projection to their latest tour to facilitate a design by Mark Wood.

LOBO’s laser gun shoots beyond all limits

20/01/2014 - Equipment News

With its new infinity beam, LOBO has launched a new product family of multi-colour laser entertainment systems for the really big shows. It does not fit in any established category. It's radical new design rather reminds you of a laser gun in a science fiction movie than of a classical laser projector.

Chauvet Professional Sponsors ‘Live Production of the Year’ TPi Award

20/01/2014 - Event News

UK - Chauvet Professional will sponsor the “Live Production of the Year” category once again as part of the annual TPi Awards on February 10, at Novotel London West hotel.

TiMax provides the light in the dark

20/01/2014 - Production News

Every seven years the small Swiss monastery town of Einsiedeln turns itself over to a large-scale open-air production of Calderón’s Welttheater. A modern re-work was written for the summer of 2013, and to fully support the scale and complexities of the piece, sound design was again put in the capable hands of award-winning Tom Strebel of Basel’s audiopool, using the ubiquitous TiMax2 SoundHub audio localisation matrix system from Out Board.

Denon DN-700H helps get Germany’s Rhinelanders fit

20/01/2014 - Project News

Germany - With clubs throughout the Germany’s Rhineland, including the major cities of Köln and Düsseldorf, Just Fit is one of the region’s premier fitness centre chains. The company currently has 18 fitness centres, with two in Frechen and the latest one, in Kerpen, featuring Denon DN-700H Network Audio Players. They will also be installed in two new Köln clubs, due to open in early 2014

Small format, big sound from APG

20/01/2014 - Equipment News

Paris – French loudspeaker manufacturer APG has expanded its range of versatile micro-format 5" coaxial loudspeakers with the addition of the dedicated MX0 installation loudspeaker.

Fashion Night Out models set in motion by LS-Live

20/01/2014 - Production News

UK - Models in Vogue’s annual fashion extravaganza in Manchester, Fashion Night Out, were set in motion on the catwalk by four travelators from LS-Live, which were hired by Maynineteen Entertainment and Events Ltd for the fashion show production at Manchester Arndale. The event involved the city’s luxury shops and brands like Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, H&M and Mulberry, and was attended by fashion VIPs and designers.

GDS ArcSystem - Complements 'Healthy' Hong Kong Development

20/01/2014 - Project News

Hong Kong - The Hong Kong Academy School was founded in 2000 and has, in a comparatively short space of time, become a leader in educational innovation. A reflection of its emergence as a leading centre of excellence was its decision to develop a brand new 20,000 sq.m campus in Sai Kung.

ASPEC merges with PLASA

20/01/2014 - Business News

From January 2014 ASPEC members will be operating under the umbrella of PLASA, an international trade association serving the entertainment technology industries, as full members of that organisation and acting as a special interest group that continues to focus on the needs of the film, television and broadcast community.

Fireworks of Robert Juliat Followspots on 2013 Top Tours

17/01/2014 - Production News

Outside of the traditional theatre market, Robert Juliat has again proven a hot and sparkling favourite, not only for television, corporate, architectural and retail applications, but for large-scale spectaculars and live music events too.

XL Provides Step By Step Video for Wet Wet Wet Tour

17/01/2014 - Production News

UK - XL Video supplied wide-screen projection including some of its new Panasonic 20K projectors, Catalyst control, a four- camera / PPU package and crew for the very successful Wet Wet Wet UK arena tour in December – their first full tour since 2007.

Richard Brett, B.Sc. C.Eng. FIEE 1939-2014

17/01/2014 - People News

Leading stage engineer and international theatre consultant dies age 74

Outline appoints engineer Andrea Ippolito and business developer Anastasia Klinushkina

17/01/2014 - People News

Italy – 2014 has got off to a flying start at Outline. In fact, the Italian company has expanded its technical staff, which has been joined by telecom engineer Andrea Ippolito, and Anastasia Klinushkina who has been appointed as business developer supporting the sales office. ?The pair has joined the team to enable Outline to ensure clients even better service and further boost its dynamic R&D department’s work.

Projection Studio Consults for Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks

17/01/2014 - Production News

Ross Ashton and the Projection Studio (TPS) worked as consultants to Jack Morton Worldwide who produced the Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display for the 10th consecutive year and invited TPS to provide the large format video projections system.

ETCP Examinations to be given at USITT 2014

17/01/2014 - Standards News

USA - ETCP provides evidence of your technical proficiency and professionalism in the industry, so seize the opportunity to distinguish yourself by becoming ETCP Certified!

The d&b audiotechnik D80 amplifier

17/01/2014 - Equipment News

More refined than anything before, the powerful four channel D80 amplifier sits right at the very heart of any d&b audiotechnik system. With sophisticated control capabilities and the power to efficiently drive d&b loudspeakers, the comprehensive management and protection functionalities are dedicated to mobile or installation applications.

Ambersphere Solutions support students at Rose Bruford College

17/01/2014 - Event News

UK - Rose Bruford College has an enviable reputation in the fields of theatre and performance. Initially established as a centre for training drama teachers by actress and teacher Rose Bruford in 1951, the college expanded in 1976 to offer the first UK Honours Degree in professional acting and theatre practice. Today, the College, based in Sidcup, Kent, delivers degree courses across the whole spectrum of theatre including a three-year BA (Hons) in Creative Lighting Control. Rachel Nicholson is programme director for the course and responsible for the design and management of the curriculum.

Main Light Expands Its Extensive Clay Paky Rental Inventory with Shotlight Wash Fixtures

17/01/2014 - Production News

USA – Main Light Industries, Inc., the Wilmington, Delaware-based firm, which has become one of the largest rental houses in the country, has further expanded its inventory with Clay Paky Shotlight Wash fixtures from A.C.T Lighting, the exclusive distributor of Clay Paky lighting in North America.

Clay Paky Sharpys on Beat at Dutch Dance Festival

17/01/2014 - Production News

The Netherlands – A massive dance festival in the Dutch town of Breda featuring big name DJs has raised the roof of the 2,500-seat Chasse Theater with powerful pure beam effects using Clay Paky Sharpys.

Chaos Crew Provide the Whole Package for Maroon 5

17/01/2014 - Production News

UK - "Chaos Visual Productions have supplied me with the perfect combination of great equipment and a fabulous crew – I simply can’t fault them – everything has been efficient and stress free since we started rehearsals – they really know how to look after a jet lagged lighting designer! Any problems simply get solved: for example, our main screen won’t fit in a couple of the venues on this tour but scaling everything down to fit is no problem." Straight talking Texan, Eric Wade, is currently at the helm of Californian band, Maroon 5 as designer of lights, video, stage, set, FX – in fact pretty much everything except sound.

Majic Productions Expands with Allen & Heath

17/01/2014 - Production News

USA - Event production company, Majic Productions, has expanded its stock portfolio with Qu-16 and GLD-80 digital mixers from Allen & Heath.

White Light, ALD and RCSSD to Host New Technology Showcase

17/01/2014 - Event News

London - White Light, the Association of Lighting Designers, and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama are teaming up once again to present the New Technology Showcase, an opportunity to see and interact with the latest lighting technology in a theatre environment. Held at RCSSD's Embassy Theatre on January 24, the event promises to get to the heart of new fixtures and the features that designers and technicians want to see, without the pressure of a sales pitch. To complete the day, the highly anticipated annual ALD Pub Quiz will immediately follow the showcase.

AJC Trailers New Service Announced

17/01/2014 - Equipment News

UK - AJC Trailers, the Luton based manufacturer of the EasyCabin range of mobile and static welfare units, along with catering and exhibition trailers, have launched a brand new service element. This innovative service helps to ensure that a standalone generator, or a set powering a welfare unit or site office, is maintained regularly and in accordance with the manufacturer’s warranty.

Harlequin Liberty floor on stage at RAD Syllabi launch

17/01/2014 - Event News

UK - On 3 January 2013, at the Mermaid Conference and Events Centre in London, the Royal Academy of Dance launched its new Grades 4 and 5 syllabi. This concluded a 5 year review of the Academy’s syllabi, which began with Pre-Primary in Dance and concluded with Advanced 1 & 2.

DPA Microphones Unveils new d:dicate Series MMP-F Modular Active Boom at NAMM

17/01/2014 - Event News

Anaheim, California - DPA Microphones is introducing its new d:dicate Series MMP-F Modular Active Boom at the 2014 NAMM Show (Booth 7119). Intended for use with the d:dicate MMC4011 Cardioid and MMC4018 Supercardioid mics for podium, floor stand or hanging applications, the MMP-F relies on the same technology as the company’s MMP-E active cable.

Conor Maynard Can’t Say No to Robe!

17/01/2014 - Production News

UK - Lighting designer Paul Smith from Edge of Blue Design wanted to make an impression with the lighting for UK singer / songwriter Conor Maynard who opened on the recent Will.i.Am tour - and so chose Robe Pointes and LEDWash 600s to help achieve his goal.

Porsgrunn High School Upgrades Auditorium with Community Sound

17/01/2014 - Project News

Norway - Porsgrunn videregående skole has recently upgraded its main auditorium with a new Community sound system installed by IT, communication and AV specialists, Netsolution AS.

Amos Lee Tours with Bandit Lites

17/01/2014 - Production News

Nashville, Tennessee – American singer-songwriter Amos Lee has been on the road promoting his fifth studio album, ‘Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song’, with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. The tour began September 21 in New York and wrapped its first leg November 30 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Luc Peumans Flies High with Peter Pan

17/01/2014 - Production News

Belgium - Luc Peumans from Belgian creative lighting design practice Painting With Light sprinkled his fair share of fairy dust whilst crafting a provocative and emotive lighting design for the widely acclaimed Music Hall Events arena production of Peter Pan.

X4S Keeps Christmas Jam Running until 4am

16/01/2014 - Production News

USA - Preston Hoffman provided a dynamic lightshow with a difference for the third consecutive year at the annual Warren Haynes Christmas Jam. He decided to use GLP’s new compact impression X4S almost exclusively, bolstered by few other discharge or conventional tungsten effects.

PR Lighting plans Major Frankfurt Launch for XR 1000

16/01/2014 - Event News

PR Lighting is planning a major launch at this year’s Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt for Spot and Beam versions of its new XR 1000 moving head.

Heineken NYE 2014 in Vietnam with NEXT-proaudio

16/01/2014 - Production News

Vietnam - An LA212X line array system from NEXT-proaudio formed the sound reinforcement system for Heineken NYE 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City. The equipment was provided by Pro AVL Group – NEXT-proaudio’s distributor in Vietnam.

Meyer Sound Debuts LYON Linear Sound Reinforcement System at ISE 2014

16/01/2014 - Event News

The Netherlands - Meyer Sound has announced the self-powered LYON linear sound reinforcement system, the newest addition to the LEO Family of linear loudspeaker systems. Incorporating the technology of the LEO Family in a lighter and more compact package, LYON extends the advantages of highly linear self-powered systems to a broader range of venues and applications. LYON will make its debut at the ISE trade show in Amsterdam.

Jennifer Carr joins PAG Canada in Western Canada

16/01/2014 - People News

Winnipeg, Manitoba: - Just in time for the NAMM show in Anaheim, California, John McArthur, vice president of sales and marketing of PAG Canada, Ltd. has announced that industry veteran Jennifer Carr (pictured) will be joining the sales team in Western Canada beginning January 22 this year.

Coda Audio Appoints New Benelux Distributor

16/01/2014 - Business News

UK - Coda Audio has announced the appointment of Viladco bvba as its new distributor for the Benelux region. Headed by Hans Engelen, the appointment of Viladco ensures seamless continuity of service for Coda customers.

Two PLASA Standards in Review for Revision

16/01/2014 - Standards News

Two PLASA standards up for revision are posted for public review on the PLASA TSP website at The two revised standards will be available for review through March 3. On March 4 they will be gone.

Allen & Heath brings it all together at the Unity Church of the Hills in Austin, Texas

16/01/2014 - Project News

USA - For the Unity Church of The Hills in Austin, Texas, a new sound system was way overdue. The church congregation has grown over the years to now require three services on Sunday with different musical styles and audio mixes required in each.

Flare Audio appoints Orbital Sound as exclusive UK & Ireland Distributor

16/01/2014 - Business News

UK - Flare Audio Limited, the award-winning British loudspeaker technology company, has announced the appointment of leading UK pro audio supplier Orbital Sound as its exclusive distributor for the UK and Irish markets.

d&b Unveils Column Expansion

16/01/2014 - Equipment News

The d&b audiotechnik White range of integration solutions has expanded to include the xC-Series column loudspeakers. This latest addition contributes the same exacting qualities to the installation specific White range as the xS-Series and xA-Series, offering visual, physical, acoustical and electrical integration in a manner that meets the most demanding specifications. The xC-Series comprises three loudspeakers, the 16C, 24C and 24C-E, all designed for seamless integration into difficult acoustic and aesthetic environments, from houses of worship to conference halls, auditoriums and public spaces; anywhere where the requirement for high speech intelligibility is matched by visual demands.

Robe Sparkles for New Year’s Eve in New York

15/01/2014 - Production News

New York - An estimated 1.2 million people packed into Times Square, New York City on December 31 to party into 2014 with the New Year’s Eve Ball drop. Billions watched the broadcast worldwide as lighting designer Paul Miller updated the old annual tradition this year with new technology, using Robe ROBIN LEDWash 1200 fixtures from Christie Lites New York.

Qu-16 on Christmas Arena Tour

15/01/2014 - Production News

UK - Monitor engineer, Ben Booker, used Allen & Heath’s Qu-16 digital rackmount mixer for a Christmas run of arena shows featuring artists such as Union J, Pixie Lott, The Saturdays Rizzle Kicks, Naughty Boy, Rudimental, McFly, John Newman and Robbie Williams.

Music Group Appoints Greg McLagan as AVP, Business Development Professional Division

15/01/2014 - People News

The Music Group has announced the appointment of Greg McLagan (pictured) as AVP, business development Professional Division, who will be in charge of developing business strategy and action plans to grow the PRO Division’s global footprint. The appointment is effective January 13, 2014.

Denon keeps fitness fans in sky-high spirits

15/01/2014 - Project News

Malta - Since the first terminal building was constructed back in 1956, Malta International Airport has seen continued development as air traffic has increased. One of the latest facilities is the SkyParks Business Centre, where Denon Professional audio equipment is helping to keep the Mediterranean island’s executives fit and healthy.

Clay Paky Sharpys get in the arena for Chase and Status tour

15/01/2014 - Production News

UK - Lighting and stage designer Andy Hurst is utilizing the razor-bright beam of the Clay Paky Sharpy for electronic dance music duo Chase and Status’s first ever arena tour.

Yamaha Adds High Quality Automixing and Noise Cancelling Compatibility to MTX5-D Matrix Processor

15/01/2014 - Equipment News

Yamaha has announced new firmware and application software for its MTX Series matrix processors - a core component of the Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) range - a key benefit of which is making the MTX-5D seamlessly compatible with the MY4-AEC echo cancelling and Dugan-MY16 auto microphone mixing interface cards.

Elation Bringing the Latest in Versatile, Energy-efficient Lighting Solutions to ISE 2014

15/01/2014 - Event News

The Netherlands - Join Elation Professional February 4-6 at Europe’s leading exhibition for professional AV, the ISE show at the Amsterdam RAI, where the latest in versatile, energy efficient lighting solutions will be showcased at Elation Stand 11-H45.

Another Audient Desk for Tech Music School

15/01/2014 - Project News

London – A year after the purchase of the ASP4816 for its Fulham studios, Tech Music School London invests in another Audient console: the large format ASP8024. As with the first one, this latest 24-channel desk with integrated Dual Layer Control (DLC) was supplied by educational technology experts Academia, and according to head of production, Johan Englund, is "…a great sounding desk."

Christie Products Selected as Finalists in the EMEA InAVation Awards 2014

15/01/2014 - Event News

UK - Christie has announced that three of its products have been declared as Finalists in the Technology section of the EMEA InAVation Awards 2014. The winners will be announced during the ISE trade show on Wednesday, February 5 at the InAVate Awards evening, which brings together industry professionals from around the world at the Amsterdam Convention Factory to recognise outstanding achievement in AV.

Robe Rocks for Trans-Siberian Orchestra U.S. Tour

14/01/2014 - Production News

USA - While the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) is dubbed the ‘Wizards of Winter’ for their heavy-metal holiday songs, show designer Bryan Hartley wears the magician’s hat as well. He made this year’s "The Lost Christmas Eve" tour a bigger production than last year with the amazing trick of shrinking it - making three trucks and extra generators simply disappear!

Alex Cowan and Emily Walker join LS-Live’s Sales Team

14/01/2014 - People News

UK - Former European sales manager at City Theatrical, Alex Cowan, has taken up a new post in the sales department at staging equipment, set construction and studio hire company LS-Live, in Wakefield.

Yorkshire Generators Expand Hire Fleet

14/01/2014 - Production News

UK - Yorkshire Generators the power generation rental specialists have increased and enhanced their Hire fleet by taking delivery of a further ten SDMO Rental Compact sets. These new sets range from 40 – 200kVA, with the total deal worth over £150,000. The order was completed by SDMO Energy Limited, the UK arm of the power generation manufacturing giant SDMO Industries.

AVM relies on the Clay Paky A.Ledas

14/01/2014 - Production News

Germany - AVM Event GmbH recently invested in Clay Paky: it increased its stock with 60 A.leda Wash K10s, as well as various products made by other companies.

Stage Electrics Regional Exhibition Hits the Welsh Capital

14/01/2014 - Event News

Cardiff - Stage Electrics’ popular regional exhibition, hosted by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, heads to the city of Cardiff on Friday, February 21. The one-day event aimed at schools, colleges, theatres, the arts, broadcast and entertainment includes over 25 industry leading manufacturers exhibiting their latest products in audio, lighting, video and staging in an intimate and friendly environment.

Thessaloniki Concert Hall installs last CADAC R-type

14/01/2014 - Project News

Greece - The leading AV turnkey installation and theatre sound specialist in Greece, Telmaco S.A., has installed the last ever CADAC R-type console in the landmark Thessaloniki Concert Hall.

ETC LEDs dazzle Norwegian theatregoers

14/01/2014 - Project News

Norway – When Ibsenhuset Theatre in Skien, Norway, was about to undergo a complete refurbishment, the technical managers looked for new lighting fixtures and controls that could take the theatre well into the 21st century. They ended up specifying over 100 ETC Selador Desire LED luminaires, along with two different – but connected – ETC Unison control systems.

Major project for ChainMaster at the Olympics in Sochi

14/01/2014 - Project News

Russia - From February 7-23, the global elite of winter sports will be gathering in the Russian town of Sochi for the XXIIth Winter Olympics, in the hunt for gold, silver and bronze medals.

W-DMX Lights World’s Largest Christmas Tree in Brazil

13/01/2014 - Project News

Brazil - Wireless Solution Sweden AB’s award-winning W-DMX made Bradesco Seguros Christmas Tree a sparkling success in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. This is the 18th edition of the annual Tree, which according to the Guinness Book of World Records is the Largest Floating Christmas tree in the world, standing at an astounding 85 metres high with an 810 m2 base and weighing in at a massive 542 tons.

Rich Rowley joins PRG as Chief Sales Officer UK

13/01/2014 - People News

UK – Production Resource Group has announced that Rich Rowley (pictured) has joined their senior management team in the UK as chief sales officer.

Elation Professional Launch EZ4 LED Display Panel

13/01/2014 - Equipment News

USA - The EZ4 from Elation Professional is a high-quality, 4mm pixel pitch LED video panel and the highest resolution LED panel offering in Elation’s expanding line of affordable LED displays.

Sennheiser has a Capital time at the Jingle Bell Ball

13/01/2014 - Production News

UK - Capital FM’s annual Jingle Bell Ball got music fans into the festive mood as it took over London’s O2 Arena for two nights in early December. With nine main and two warm up acts, plus presenters and a number of special guests each night, demand on the wireless spectrum was high. Sennheiser equipment and staff helped to ensure that every signal in the crowded airwaves remained clear.

SGM brings magic to inaugural Kolding Light Festival

13/01/2014 - Production News

Denmark - A new concept and tradition has been born in Denmark: a light festival in the city of Kolding. With the purpose of presenting a new and different experience for the city, local business people pooled together to add culture, beauty and technology to the public domain.

MLA Mini’s ‘Flying Start’ - 180 Metres Above Ground

13/01/2014 - Production News

UK - Martin Audio’s MLA Mini loudspeaker array made another high profile appearance at a recent private party, when Production and Event Agency, Penguins, staged an ‘invitation only’ gathering at Searcy’s at the Gherkin, for around 200 prime donor/sponsors of the British Airways/Comic Relief UK Flying Start charity.

Electro-Voice supplies the sound for "Opera on Ice" in Verona

13/01/2014 - Production News

Verona - January 2014 Sporting excellence and the high art of opera presented in a historic setting – such is the concept of "Opera on Ice" in the Arena di Verona. 2013’s show had an audience of 12,000 and was also enthusiastically attended by numerous celebrities--including Princess Caroline of Monaco and her son Pierre Casiraghi. All experienced an ice revue featuring some of the world’s biggest ice-skating stars (including Carolina Kostner and Evgeni Plushenko) as well as high-class opera singers such as Vittorio Grigolo and Elisa Balbo.

Wicreations Designs and Builds Spectacular Automated Effects for Mylène Farmer Tour

13/01/2014 - Production News

Belgium - automation engineering specialists Wicreations designed and created five major automation elements for Mylène Farmer’s highly visual 2013 ‘Timeless’ tour, using a combination of bespoke and standard Wicreations products.

Robe Rocks New Year in Las Vegas with Fleetwood Mac and Maroon 5

10/01/2014 - Production News

USA - Two top performing artists - Fleetwood Mac and Maroon 5 - helped revelers ring in 2014 in Las Vegas with two shows using Robe equipment provided by VER, which included ROBIN Pointes, ROBIN LEDWash 1200s and ROBIN LEDWash 600 moving head fixtures.

SkyDeck Installation at the Octagon Theatre Bolton

10/01/2014 - Project News

UK - Hall Stage has recently completed a programme of renovation work at Bolton Octagon Theatre, removing the old grid and installing a highly customised series of angled SkyDeck wire grid panels in under five weeks. SkyDeck is installed in hundreds of venues around the USA and an increasing number of UK sites.

AC-ET Mourns Kevin Fitz-Simons

10/01/2014 - People News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. deeply regrets to inform the industry that their much loved colleague, Kevin Fitz-Simons, passed away peacefully at home in the early hours of Tuesday 31st December 2013, aged 53.

Full Circle Lighting & Productions Acquires Two Dozen Clay Paky Sharpy Wash Fixtures

10/01/2014 - Production News

USA – Atlanta’s Full Circle Lighting & Productions has invested in 24 Clay Paky Sharpy Wash lights for its inventory from A.C.T Lighting, the exclusive distributor of Clay Paky fixtures in North America.

Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Enjoys the Perfect Floor

10/01/2014 - Project News

Australia - "To have a wonderful floor to work with, to have a perfect surface to be able to dance with freedom without worrying you are going to slip, or it stops you in the middle of a turn" is just ideal for Li Cunxin, artistic director of Queensland Ballet. "So to be able to partner with Harlequin which is the world leader in dance flooring is truly a perfect fit for us." Li summed up.

Alcons RR12’s Modular pro-ribbon Morphing

10/01/2014 - Equipment News

The Netherlands - Based on Alcons’ R-Ray design study from 2008, the RR12 extends Alcons’ famous line-source technology into different applications. By implementing the unique features of Alcons’ multiple-patented pro-ribbon technology in a modular concept, the RR12 has been developed as "building block" to create tight packed arrays for controlled sound coverage in the widest variety of audience areas.

Clear-Com Expands Tyrell CCT’s Distribution Agreement into UK Live Performance

10/01/2014 - Business News

UK – Clear-Com has announced that it has expanded its distribution agreement with Tyrell CCT, enabling the infrastructure and media solutions provider to develop the live performance market and manage the Clear-Com resellers in the UK.

ARRI Offers Lighting Resource with new Photometrics App

10/01/2014 - Equipment News

The new ARRI Photometrics App for iPhone and iPad gives quick access to the properties and luminous outputs for ARRI’s renowned light fixtures. Created for lighting and cinematography professionals this free application is now available in the iTunes store. Once downloaded, this valuable tool puts a wealth of information right at your fingertips, whenever you need it – whether on set or shooting in remote locations.

DPA Microphones Makes Some Noise at the 2014 NAMM Show

10/01/2014 - Event News

Folk pop band SHEL will once again be the headlining act for DPA Microphones at the 2014 NAMM Show (Booth 7119). Longtime fans of the company, SHEL is made up of four sisters (Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza Holbrook) who will perform using DPA’s d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Mics and d:facto II Vocal Microphones equipped with a variety of adapters. Additionally, the company is announcing a full product "d:" branding, which includes the absorption of the current 4060, 4071, 4080 and 4090 Miniature Mics into the d:screet Miniature Microphones group and the addition of the ever-popular 4066 and 4088 Miniature Headsets to the d:fine Headset Microphone category.

grandMA2 takes part in Israel’s Rising Star

09/01/2014 - Production News

If numbers don't lie, Israel’s Rising Star's ratings tell a clear success story: The show debuted to a phenomenal 38 percent of market share in primetime on Israel's Channel 2 network. The concept of Rising Star is broadly similar to Idols, The Voice or X Factor: A group of unknown artists compete to be the ‘best’ singer. The twist comes in the voting. Instead of call-in votes that are tallied over the course of a show with a winner announced at the end, audiences for Rising Star vote live on the air during a singer's performance, and their decisions play out in real time for the audience and the performer to see.

SSE Audio Hosts Dante and WAVES Training Days

09/01/2014 - Standards News

January and February sees SSE Audio Group’s Sales division hosting two separate, free training days which will be of especial interest to users of Yamaha digital mixing consoles.

TC Group brings integrated solutions to ISE 2014

09/01/2014 - Event News

UK - With a larger presence than ever before, TC Group’s install and tour brands - Tannoy, Lab.gruppen and Lake - are bringing a their extensive range of commercial install and performance audio products to ISE 2014 in February, showcasing their integrated audio systems for the installation market.

Clay Paky at the Souq Okaze Cultural Festival

09/01/2014 - Production News

Saudi Arabia – Riyadh-based Rhythm Media Production organized two shows in the Taif theatre tent, the first for the Souq Okaze cultural festival and the second for Saudi Arabia's National Day in the presence of his Highness Prince Mishaal bin Majid Al Saud, Governor of Jeddah.

Chauvet Professional MVP 18 a perfect fit for “Life in Color” Rebirth Tour

09/01/2014 - Production News

Florida — The internationally acclaimed Life In Color tour is aptly named. Aside from featuring some of the biggest stars in dance music like Calvin Harris, R3hab and Steve Aoki, the multi-city EDM tour, which bills itself as “the world’s largest paint party”, is a freewheeling festival of sights and colors with lavish spray painting of audience members, zip lines, carnival rides, dancing robots and, of course, an intensely bright, colorful and unforgettable lightshow.

PLASA Organizational Restructure Begins in 2014 with Key Staff Changes

09/01/2014 - Business News

Following a comprehensive review and analysis of the PLASA Organization, the PLASA Boards and staff have recently completed new strategic and operating plans to guide the Organization through the next several years of its development.

iLive and ME tour with Gaz Coombes

09/01/2014 - Production News

Supergrass frontman, Gaz Coombes, has just completed a UK tour with an Allen & Heath iLive digital system at FOH, ME personal mixers managing monitors, and Dante for recording.

Philips Vari-Lite VL3500s Dance on Jamiroquai's World Tour

09/01/2014 - Production News

Three years after it first took to the road, Jamiroquai's epic world tour is drawing to an end. The tour, which culminated at the Sundance Festival in Dubai, is a sharply entertaining show lit by LD Mark Wynn-Edwards, whose creative tools of choice are Philips Vari*Lite VL3500 Spots and Washes.

Clay Paky Sharpys on Royal Australian Navy Fleet Review

09/01/2014 - Production News

Australia – Clay Paky Sharpys and Sharpys Washes formed an integral part of a spectacular projection, lighting, and fireworks event in Sydney harbour to celebrate 100 years of the Royal Australian Navy.

Eclipse Delivers 2013 Global Energy Awards in New York for Platts

09/01/2014 - Production News

New York - London based event design and production specialist Eclipse Presentations designed, produced, specified and co-ordinated all the technical production elements – lighting, video - including creation of all content, audio, staging, rigging, etc. - for the 14th annual Platt’s Global Energy Awards in New York.

Robe Welcomes 2014 in Berlin

08/01/2014 - Production News

Robe moving lights were right at the heart of the lighting action on the main stage in front of Berlin’s historic Brandenburg Gate, one of the largest public New Year’s Eve celebrations worldwide.

XL Video Netherlands Moves to Amsterdam

08/01/2014 - Business News

XL Video, leading supplier in video equipment and services for the events industry, has chosen the city of Amsterdam as the new location for their operation in the Netherlands. The brand new Amsterdam sales office benefits from its central location in Europe and is within the dynamic and creative environment of Houthavens, Amsterdam.

Colour Sound Tells a Few White Lies

08/01/2014 - Production News

But not about the 32 new Robe CycFX 8 fixtures that they purchased off the stand at PLASA, 20 of which are out on the current White Lies ‘Big TV’ tour with lighting and visuals designer Matt Waterfield.

XL Video Places Mega Order for LED Products in China

08/01/2014 - Production News

Belgium - XL Video has announced an investment of more than 15 million US dollars in a range of new LED products and accessories to support its plans for growth in 2014.

Clay Paky gets the Justin Timberlake Experience on His New World Tour

08/01/2014 - Production News

USA - Justin Timberlake kicked off his "20/20 Experience World Tour" in Montreal and Clay Paky Sharpys and Sharpy Washes were out in force. Solotech provided the lighting equipment.

Game Seven Grill Opens to Championship Sound with Community

08/01/2014 - Project News

USA - Game Seven Grill is a barbecue restaurant located in the Gila River Casinos Plaza at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team. With a name that evokes the D-Backs Championship victory in Game Seven of the 2001 World Series, Game Seven Grill’s casual atmosphere and family-friendly style are reflected in its interior design which builds on the brick and open-beam architecture of the building.

Robe Provides LED Solution for Magnetic Storm

08/01/2014 - Production News

Magnetic Storm is a technical solutions provider and rental company based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Elation Professional’s Volt Q3 and Q5 – Versatile Dynamic Uplights

08/01/2014 - Equipment News

The Volt Q3 and Volt Q5 are versatile RGBW LED wash lights that run on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery so they can easily be placed wherever dynamic uplighting is needed. Their go-anywhere portability, combined with an all-weather IP-65 housing, means the Volt Q3 and Q5 can be used for a large variety of indoor or outdoor applications.

DiGiCo SD5 Helps Jessie J Come Alive

07/01/2014 - Production News

The end of 2013 saw Jessie J playing the major arenas of the UK and Ireland on her 20-date Alive tour. Monitor engineer Andy ‘Baggy’ Robinson’s DiGiCo SD5 helped to ensure that the UK songstress put on a show to remember.

New Christie Q Series 1-chip DLP delivers up to 10,000 lumens

07/01/2014 - Equipment News

Christie has achieved best-in-class 1-chip DLP brightness with the new Christie Q Series that debuts at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam from February 4-6. The Christie Q Series 1-chip DLP platform has brightness options ranging from 8500 to 10,000 lumens and XGA, WXGA and WUXGA resolutions.

Stagemaker SR10 from Verlinde

07/01/2014 - Equipment News

Verlinde has added a heavy loads version to its range of new generation Stagemaker SR hoists. With its one-metric ton lifting capacity, StagemakerSR10 is ideal for the handling of grids and scenographic equipment of large capacity. Stagemaker SR hoists are the only ones on the market to be equipped as standard with double brake, special CHAINFlux chain guide, patented Perfect Push hoist load wheel, retractable carrying grips and protective rubber coating where necessary. The Stagemaker SR range thus offers the most appropriate model for a specific application. SR2 for loads to 250kg, SR5 to 500kg and now the SR10 for loads to 1000kg.

Ian Albery Awarded Fellowship of ABTT

06/01/2014 - People News

Theatre consultant, manager, producer and founding member of the ABTT Ian Albery, has been awarded a Fellowship of the Association. Individuals are appointed Fellow if they "have rendered signal service to the technical aspects of the art of the theatre".

ETC SineWave dimmers allow silence to fall around Henry V

06/01/2014 - Production News

ETC’s SineWave dimmers have helped bring silence to the new production of Henry V at London’s Noël Coward Theatre – stripping out the filament noise from the eight DHA Digital Light Curtains that formed a core part of lighting designer Neil Austin’s rig for the show.

‘Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar’ Musical Makes a Point in Madrid

06/01/2014 - Production News

"Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar" (HNMPL - Today I Can’t Get Up) is a hugely successful Spanish ‘jukebox musical’ from Drive Productions telling the story of two struggling young musicians surviving in Madrid against a backdrop of drugs, AIDS and other social phenomena and chaos in the 1980s and immediate aftermath of Franco’s collapsed fascist regime.

HSL Rocks Into 2014 with Prodigy New Year’s Eve Spectacle

06/01/2014 - Production News

Legendary EDM rockers The Prodigy celebrated the New Year in style giving it some serious noise at a sold out London O2 Arena gig, with lighting and LED screens supplied by HSL and an epic production design by Andy Hurst.

James Davies joins Project Management team at TSL Lighting

06/01/2014 - People News

James Davies has joined the team at TSL Lighting, as assistant project manager. James will be working on a broad range of the company’s full service and dry hire rental projects, working closely with Frankie Du Toit and TSL’s project management and production teams.

CPL Supplies Upside Down Video

06/01/2014 - Production News

The 'Topsy Turvy' theme of an elaborate Christmas party was taken to new dimensions by video production specialists Central Presentations Ltd. (CPL) who supplied a projection system and control for the event staged at Motion nightclub in Bristol.

Allen & Heath Answers a Texas Challenge at Oakwood Baptist Church

06/01/2014 - Project News

Oakwood Baptist Church in New Braunfels, Texas, has invested in new audio equipment to manage a growing worship programme, based around an Allen & Heath’s iLive digital mixing system.

Peter De Fouw Returns to Ampco Flashlight Group

06/01/2014 - People News

After an absence of 12 years, Peter De Fouw (pictured) has returned to the Ampco Flashlight Group as managing director sales. De Fouw was previously responsible for sales at Ampco Audio Products and then for TM Audio, two sales companies belonging to the Ampco Flashlight Group.

The AniMotion Show Brings St. Giles Cathedral Edinburgh AlivePowered by Panasonic

03/01/2014 - Production News

The AniMotion Show, hailed as “ground-breaking” by The Scotsman and “an inspired collaboration with Panasonic” by the Financial Times,was embraced by an enthusiastic audience from all walks of life who filled the magnificent St.Giles Cathedral, the High Kirk of Edinburgh and one of Scotland’s foremost iconic landmarks.

Warren Haynes’ Celebrates 25 Years Of Jamming With Bandit Lites

03/01/2014 - Production News

USA – Bandit Lites recently wrapped up another incredible Warren Hayne’s Xmas Jam with a two day event that kicked off on 13th December and featured performances from Gregg Allman, Widespread Panic, Michael Franti, OAR, Gov’t Mule, and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

Elation Lighting in Vogue at Fashion TV Club Singapore

03/01/2014 - Project News

Fashion TV venues are hyped all over the planet with Singapore recently celebrating the opening of the first Fashion TV Club in late October. German company designed the club and equipped it with a state-of-the-art sound and lighting package from ADJ Group that includes Elation Professional lighting fixtures and LED video panels.

Robe Makes Impact at Premios 40 Principales Event

02/01/2014 - Production News

Spain – Robe moving lights continue to be involved in some of the highest profile international music awards shows, the latest being the 2013 Premios 40 Principales event, where lighting designer Juanjo Beloqui specified 30 ROBIN Pointes and 30 LEDBeam 100s for the show staged at the Palacio de Los Deportes in Madrid and attended by 15,000 enthusiastic music fans.

Clay Paky is a Sure Bet for Rod Stewart’s Las Vegas Residency

02/01/2014 - Production News

Las Vegas – International rock icon Rod Stewart is performing his Caesars Palace residency show The Hits under the powerful reach of Clay Paky’s Alpha Spot QWO 800s and Alpha Wash 1500s - proving some guys really do have all the luck.

City Theatrical to Host Fifth Wireless DMX Webinar

02/01/2014 - Standards News

City Theatrical will host a free webinar on Tuesday, 7th January 2014 (11:00am EST, 4:00pm GMT) entitled “Using Specialized Antennas With Wireless DMX.” This is the fifth City Theatrical webinar on the subject of wireless DMX and will teach lighting users how antennas work, as well as how using specialised antennas such as panels and yagis can improve the fidelity of wireless DMX broadcasts by overcoming some of the most typical problems faced by lighting technicians, including long broadcast distances or interference from other radio users.

Elation Announces Designing Vision Contest Winners

02/01/2014 - Event News

USA - Elation Professional recently challenged students and young lighting designers in the US to create a stage or club lighting design using its Capture Polar design software. Winners of the “Designing Vision Contest” were announced on 20th December with Patrick Boozer awarded the top prize, an Elation-sponsored trip for two to InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas plus Capture Polar Extended Software (a $4,000 value).

Elation Professional EU Hires Karl Lager New Sales Rep for Austria

02/01/2014 - People News

Elation Professional EU has announced the hiring of Karl Lager as the company’s new sales representative for Austria. Karl, who starts in the new position on 1st January, is tasked with using his extensive industry knowledge and customer network to build a strong Elation dealership structure in Austria.

Beverly Hills’ First Performing Arts Center Roars to Life with L-Acoustics

02/01/2014 - Production News

Los Angeles – After more than two years of construction, Beverly Hills’ first performing arts center, the Wallis Annenberg Center – or simply “The Wallis” – officially opened in mid-October with a star-studded, invitation-only gala featuring a concert by Natalie Cole. Since then, the center’s primary performance space – the 500-seat, proscenium-arch Bram Goldsmith Theater – has been hosting a steady lineup of world-class theatre, music and dance performances sonically reinforced via the venue’s new L-Acoustics amplifier and loudspeaker system.

Seven PLASA Standards for Reaffirmation are Posted for Public Review

02/01/2014 - Standards News

Seven PLASA standards up for reaffirmation are posted for public review on the PLASA TSP website at No changes are planned at this time for the requirements in the standards. Any changes would be limited to changing "ESTA" to "PLASA," updating the PLASA office address and copyright date, and so on. However, this public review period is a time when the public is invited to tell PLASA if they think changes are needed.

The Carolina Opry Theater Upgrades with Elation Professional High Resolution LED Video Display

02/01/2014 - Production News

USA - The Carolina Opry Christmas Special, “The Christmas Show of the South,” at the Calvin Gilmore Theater in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, has brought the spirit of Christmas to life with music, comedy and dance for over 27 years. Adding a fresh visual element to the stage, and helping to transform the theatre into a winter wonderland, is a large backdrop LED video screen made up of Elation Professional EZ6 LED video panels supplied by Elation dealer JR Lighting Design, Inc.

Two Door Cinema Club Scale the O2

02/01/2014 - Production News

Rounding off a successful twenty month world tour with a headlining show at London’s O2 Arena can be both exhilarating and stressful; for Two Door Cinema Club’s show designer Squib it was more of the former and less of the latter, thanks to some shrewd choices.