News Archive for December 2014

Elation LED Flex Pixel Tape Provides Efficient Decorative Lighting Solution for Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel

31/12/2014 - Project News

USA - The Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel is an all-purpose hotel that recently refreshed its meeting and banquet rooms with a dynamic lighting scheme that includes decorative color looks from Elation LED Flex Tape, a high-output yet energy-efficient solution.

Jane Greenwood, Wendall Harrington Tapped for USITT 2015 Distinguished Achievement Awards

24/12/2014 - People News

USA - Two famed Broadway designers who are also Yale School of Drama colleagues, Jane Greenwood and Wendall Harrington, will receive USITT Distinguished Achievement Awards in 2015.

Nexus Creates Right Look for VH1 + Scope at Mansion Nightclub

24/12/2014 - Production News

USA – How do you add extra bam to one of the hottest A-List after parties during the ultra-hip internationally acclaimed Art Basel art show? At Mansion Nightclub in Miami, the answer was obvious, sometimes blindingly so, as 38 Nexus 4x4 Panels from Chauvet Professional created a searing and intense design at the VH1 + Scope party.

USITT 2015 Offerings Attracting Corporate Sponsors

23/12/2014 - Event News

USA - USITT 2015 in Cincinnati March 18-21 offers added entertainment value and support opportunities – and some heavy-hitters have already signed on to sponsor key portions of the event.

Peter Pan Live! Soars with DPA Microphones

23/12/2014 - Production News

USA - Peter Pan Live!, NBC’s live primetime television production of the classic Broadway musical, aired last week with audio support from Firehouse Productions and DPA Microphones. The live TV ‘film,’ which followed the success of the network’s 2013 depiction of the Sound of Music, raked in over nine million viewers. With a live show of this magnitude, Firehouse needed an audio solution that would provide pristine audio quality expected with HD television while still giving audiences the feel of a grand theater production. To accomplish this, the sound reinforcement company called on 48 d:screet™ 4061 Miniature Microphones to support the entire cast, which included Christopher Walken as Captain Hook and Allison Williams as Peter Pan.

Clay Paky shines on the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

23/12/2014 - Production News

Malta - Over 200 Clay Paky fixtures including the popular A.leda and Super Sharpy recently provided exciting lighting effects for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest held in Malta. Lighting director Nick Malbon and creative director John McCullagh specified the setup with stunning results.

High End Systems and AED Distribution expand European Master Distribution

23/12/2014 - Business News

High End Systems and AED Distribution have agreed to further expand their existing partnership from the European Master Distributorship of High End Systems products to South-Europe, Scandinavia and Africa.

Elation SixPar Color Changers Help Create Visual Magic at Foresta Lumina in Quebec

23/12/2014 - Production News

Canada - Elation Professional’s new SixPar LED multi-chip PAR color changers are being used to colour several areas of Foresta Lumina, an illuminated night trail through the forest in Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook, a top tourist attraction near Quebec, Canada.

Green Hippo Conference at ISE 2015

23/12/2014 - Event News

The Netherlands - Green Hippo will be holding a free conference during ISE in Amsterdam next February 2015. With the recent launch of Hippotizer V4 media servers and AViary Video Tools, this is the perfect opportunity to find out more, have live demonstrations and hands-on play with the latest Green Hippo technology.

SGM aids EOCELL with Ostrava’s Christmas tree illumination

23/12/2014 - Production News

Czech Republic - Every year on the first Sunday in Advent the Christmas tree in Ostrava‘s Masaryk Square in the Czech Republic is officially switched on.

Electrosonic Completes Transformation of ShowDome at Edinburgh’s Our Dynamic Earth

23/12/2014 - Project News

UK - The ShowDome at Our Dynamic Earth (ODE) in Edinburgh has been transformed with support from Electrosonic, which provided refurbishment and technical upgrades to one of Scotland’s premier destination visitor attractions. In a two-phase project, Electrosonic has given the space a full-dome projection upgrade, a new theatre layout, 106 new seats, and a state-of-the-art server and content management system.

Airstar Electrifies the Lyon Light Festival with the World's Largest Lightbulb

23/12/2014 - Production News

France - Airstar, a world leader in lighting balloon technology for the event industry, recently unveiled ‘Incandescence’ at the Lyon Light Festival (December 5-8), a temporary installation with giant inflatable LED lightbulbs of various shapes and sizes.

AC-ET Appointed Exclusive UK & Ireland Distributor for GLP Lighting Solutions

22/12/2014 - Business News

UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. has announced their appointment as the exclusive UK & Ireland distributor for the GLP range of award-winning LED lighting solutions.

AC-ET Appointed Exclusive UK & Ireland Distributor for Dynamic Audio Device

22/12/2014 - Business News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. has announced their appointment as exclusive UK & Ireland distributor for the Dynamic Audio Device (D.A.D.) range of exceptional value audio solutions.

Pete’s Big TVs LEDs the New York Stock Exchange

22/12/2014 - Production News

USA - Ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is an honor that puts companies in the spotlight. However, on December 11, when it was the Lending Club Corporation’s turn to launch their initial public offering and first day of trading on the NYSE, they wanted something extra. Michael Ahern Productions brought in video equipment rental company Pete’s Big TVs to help.

Chauvet Professional Meets High Expectations Despite Low Ceiling at 42West

22/12/2014 - Production News

USA - Liverpool’s Cavern Club, the iconic venue that gave the Beatles their first taste of fame, began life as a cellar warehouse and later served as an air raid shelter during World War II. So, it’s only fitting that the world’s first interactive Beatles Tribute Show, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (Y3), made its New York appearance at 42West, a venue that served as a mid-town Manhattan parking garage, before being transformed into one of the city’s hippest nightspots.

The Masonic Upgrades Stage with Intelligent LED System from Impact Lighting and

22/12/2014 - Production News

USA - The Masonic has been a landmark in San Francisco since opening in 1958 and is now operated by concert promotion company, Live Nation. The venue recently underwent a massive renovation that included the addition of a new concert stage, luxury VIP boxes and flexible, tiered open floor space for both general admission and seated shows—which brought capacity to 3,300. Among the several major enhancements unveiled, The Masonic now features a new stage lighting system with more than 45 of Harman’s Martin Professional MAC Viper and MAC Aura fixtures.

W-DMX on stage with Norwegian band Seigmen

22/12/2014 - Production News

Sweden – W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden AB recently joined legendary Norwegian alternative rock band Seigmen on stage for a three-day show in Tønsberg, Norway, lit with an impressive rig designed by lighting designer Petter Nilssen.

HK Audio secures new exclusive Turkish distributor for 2015

22/12/2014 - Business News

Germany - HK Audio will increase its presence in Turkey significantly in 2015, after the German sound reinforcement firm signed an exclusive distribution deal with Yildirim Muzikhal.

Wharfedale Diamonds Shine Even Brighter

22/12/2014 - Equipment News

UK - For more than 30 years, Wharfedale’s famous Diamond speakers have served as the classic entry point to true high-fidelity sound, their exceptional value for money earning dozens of awards around the globe. Now, with the introduction of the all-new Diamond 200 Series, Wharfedale has once again raised the bar for affordable, high-performance loudspeakers.

Yamaha CL System Adds Value to Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ

22/12/2014 - Production News

The Netherlands - Opened in 2005, Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ is the Netherlands foremost venue for contemporary classical music. For the past nine years, the audio mixing requirements have been reliably taken care of by a Yamaha DM2000, but a recent technical refurbishment has seen it joined by a CL3 system.

From the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Godsmack, DiGiCo Is The Desk

22/12/2014 - Production News

USA - Symphony Center, in Chicago’s Loop district, is home to the Grammy Award-winning Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and historic Orchestra Hall. Although the CSO traditionally performs acoustically, when visiting jazz and pop artists stop by for shows using amplified music, the venue now has a new secret weapon – DiGiCo’s SD9 – a super-flexible, completely integrated digital mixing system powered by Stealth Digital Processing and floating-point Super FPGA technology.

Clay Paky helps Cheek make Finnish pop history

22/12/2014 - Production News

Finland – Finnish rapper Cheek recently made part of pop music history with a sold-out show at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki. To ensure the show packed a huge punch, Eero Helle and Mikko Linnavuori from visual design company Visual45 chose an array of Clay Paky fixtures to add power and reliability to their bold design.

Panasonic to sponsor e-Luminate Cambridge 2015

22/12/2014 - Production News

UK - Six high brightness Panasonic projectors will be used to light up King's College Chapel as part of the 2015 e-Luminate Festival in Cambridge. Panasonic will once again sponsor the Festival (February 11 – 15) and will team up with 3D projection expert Ross Ashton to project on to the iconic chapel.

CT supply AV services for the Clothes Show Live catwalk

22/12/2014 - Production News

UK - The annual Clothes Show Live provides five days’ worth of all things fashion and beauty and this year marks the second time Creative Technology (CT) has supplied the Birmingham-based event which involves up to six shows a day for the five-day duration.

MUSIC Group Proudly Welcomes Adorama to Dealer Network

19/12/2014 - Business News

USA - Music Group has welcomed Adorama as the newest full-line reseller for its Behringer- and Bugera-branded MI products. As a significant partner in Music Group’s rapidly expanding dealer network, Adorama will carry all of Behringer’s and Bugera’s 500+ products online.

Robe Reborn at TribalTech Brazil

19/12/2014 - Production News

Brazil - The Main and VuuV stages at the 2014 TribalTech "Reborn" Festival in Brazil buzzed with energy and over 200 Robe moving lights which were integrated into two very different but equally eye-catching lighting designs, by UK based LD Alex "Junior" Cerio of Smash Productions.

Audiologic Secures Exclusive Aurora Multimedia Deal

19/12/2014 - Business News

UK - Leading provider of professional audio equipment, Audiologic has announced the exclusive distribution of Aurora Multimedia in the UK. In what is a bold move, Audiologic is investing in and significantly extending the scope of its products and services with an eye on delivering an even more comprehensive AV solutions package for its customers. Aurora Multimedia is a US-based manufacturer of the industry's first non-proprietary web-standards based IP control systems, as well as advanced HD video distribution and processing. Not only does ready access to these products widen the field of choice for Audiologic's customers in finding control solutions for a host of installations, it also acts as a catalyst for Audiologic's further capacity to engage more deeply with customers on the Visual side of the AV brief.

Digital Insanity creates fantastical red carpet experiences

19/12/2014 - Production News

UK - If you read Green Hippo’s HippoWire newsletter on a regular basis you will be familiar with Digital Insanity and know that they are a recurring feature in our the stories. Their Richard Bagshaw works on a wide variety of projects, from music festivals to movie premières, and uses his Hippotizer media servers on projects week after week to great effect and success.

Showstars Sets Up Hyde Park’s Festive Paradise

19/12/2014 - Production News

UK - Featuring mainstay attractions including the Magical Ice Kingdom, Zippo’s Circus, the 1,600m2 Lycamobile Ice Rink, an authentic Bavarian Village and the iconic Giant Observation Wheel, Winter Wonderland in London’s Hyde Park has welcomed more than 15 million visitors since it was first introduced in 2007.

Showstars Provides the crew as 2014’s Biggest Stars Come Alive at BBC Music Awards

19/12/2014 - Production News

UK - On December 11, the music world united for the inaugural BBC Music Awards, a star-studded affair hosted by Chris Evans and Fearne Cotton, and broadcast live on BBC1 from London’s Earls Court.

Speech Clarity – A Priority for Canadian Museum for Human Rights

19/12/2014 - Project News

Canada - The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. The museum is a major project for Winnipeg and is the only federal museum to be built outside of Canada’s capital of Ottawa in over fifty years. It stands on Treaty One territory, not far from the place where the Métis rebelled under Louis Riel in 1870. Treaty One was Canada’s first treaty after Confederation.

Sex and Love for Adlib with Enrique

19/12/2014 - Production News

UK - Liverpool technical production specialist Adlib is supplying the sound system and technicians for Pop mega-star Enrique Iglesias’ latest UK and European tour.

Clay Paky B-EYE K20s Get Thumbs Up at The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino

19/12/2014 - Project News

Canada – Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino in Windsor, Ontario has added 26 Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20 LED-based moving lights to the inventory of its concert venue, The Colosseum. A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Clay Paky lighting fixtures in North America.

Clay Paky helps bring Ant and Dec from screen to stage

19/12/2014 - Production News

UK – Two of the biggest names in British entertainment, Ant and Dec, have recently turned their hugely popular TV show ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ into a touring arena show, which saw a over a hundred Clay Paky fixtures delivering unparalleled brightness and portability to the complex production.

Clay Paky Sharpys and B-EYEs Amp Up the Energy at ‘Nights by Absolut’

19/12/2014 - Production News

USA – Clay Paky Sharpy and B-EYE K20 fixtures helped light up the New York City sky when "Nights by Absolut" launched on September 12 with a high-volume, high-energy twist on the club scene.

Trinity Christian Centre, Singapore is a new Night-time Icon with Harman’s Martin Professional Lighting

19/12/2014 - Project News

Singapore - In a prominent intersection on the outskirts of Singapore City in Paya Lebar lies the Trinity Christian Centre. Designed to imitate the vast canyons of the Israeli deserts, the building’s beige-colored facade mimics the folds of the desert landscape and now boasts Harman’s Martin Professional lighting.

All I want for Christmas...is a little help from Doughty with the Downing Street Christmas Tree

19/12/2014 - Production News

UK - On a street that boasts the most famous front door in the world, it’s fitting that the Downing Street Christmas tree is a vision to behold. Over the next few weeks, the tree outside Number 10 will appear countless times on television news reports. So when Future Group Lighting Design was asked to do something a little out of the ordinary to coincide with the International Year of Light, Doughty Engineering was brought on board to provide some expert advice.

ABTT Statement following update issued by Westminster City Council into Apollo Theatre Investigation

19/12/2014 - Business News

The Association of British Theatre Technicians has been leading on the development of advice to theatre owners concerning Suspended Fibrous Plaster ceilings in theatres for most of 2014. A group of experts was convened following the request for further guidance to be added to Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment.

More than a Mall: Nave de Vero Delivers Live Entertainment with Yamaha

19/12/2014 - Project News

Italy - Located a short distance from Venice, Italy, Nave de Vero is a new shopping centre which, like most modern malls, offers more than just retail outlets. Entertaining shoppers is an important part of its business, which is why it features a live performance area complete with high quality Yamaha digital audio system.

Triple E Unitrack charms Cinderella at De Montfort Hall, Leicester

19/12/2014 - Production News

UK - Triple E has emerged as the prince charming of equipment engineered for entertainment this Christmas as Cinderella opens at De Montfort Hall, Leicester using 192m of strong and beautiful Unitrack (well it sure ain't ugly, sister.)

Procom announced as official UAE Philips distributor

19/12/2014 - Business News

United Arab Emirates - Leading Dubai-based equipment distributor Procom ME has been named as the exclusive Philips supplier for UAE in a move to further expand its offering to the high profile Middle Eastern market.

Ayrton MagicPanel 602 Crowns Queen + Adam Lambert’s Worldwide Tour

19/12/2014 - Production News

France - Ayrton, the French manufacturer of original LED lighting solutions, has announced that its MagicPanel602 LED panel fixtures are touring the world with the 2014/15 Queen + Adam Lambert world tour.

Image Production Services calls on Chauvet Professional for Miss USA State Pageants

19/12/2014 - Production News

USA - Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to lighting beauty pageants, getting things right means adhering to an exacting set of standards. So say Darren and Tyler Lussier, who speak from experience. Aside from lighting concerts and major league sporting events in New York and New England, their company, Image Production Services, has become a beauty pageant maven, illuminating no fewer than six state segments of Miss USA in 2014.

Ministry of Sound Partners with Bullitt Group to Launch New Audio Range

19/12/2014 - Business News

UK - Legendary music brand, Ministry of Sound and leading designer and manufacturer of audio products, Bullitt Group, have announced their partnership to develop a ground-breaking new range of premium audio devices.

Robe BMFLs for Oceania Productions

19/12/2014 - Production News

New Zealand - Oceania Productions - New Zealand’s largest and most experienced event technical production specialist – has invested in 32 of Robe’s new Bright Multi-Functional Luminaire (BMFL) Spots. These are the first BMFL Spots in New Zealand and were delivered by the ULA Group, Robe’s distributors for Australia & New Zealand.

SGM LED Screens provide original ease and elegance for comedy tour

18/12/2014 - Production News

UK - When lighting designer and technician Malte Hauge became involved in the preparation of comedian Andreas Bo’s Original set design at an early stage, he was able to participate in the perfect format and scenography; at the same time he could meet the technical challenges in order to achieve the vision of technical consultant Thomas Scharling and the artist himself.

POLARaudio designs systems for listed building refurbishment at Nottingham Trent University

18/12/2014 - Project News

50, Shakespeare Street is a Grade II listed building in the centre of Nottingham. Formerly the Nottingham City Council Registry Office, this beautiful gothic-style building dates back to the 1880s and was purchased in 2012 by Nottingham Trent University. Since then it has undergone works to restore many key listed features as well as enjoying a complete internal refurbishment. The building is to be used primarily for the administrative functions of the university, including a multi-use ‘Courtroom’, Board room, meeting rooms, offices and associated facilities for corporate events. Whilst many original features have been restored, the project also demanded the installation of cutting-edge technologies that would enhance function and sustainability without compromising in any way the visual integrity of this superb site.

DPA Microphones Go On The Road With Bombay Bicycle Club

18/12/2014 - Production News

UK Earlier this month indie rock luminaries Bombay Bicycle Club became the very last band to play London's legendary Earl's Court venue, which is soon to be demolished. The band took to the stage as part of an epic world tour, which not only highlighted the success of their So Long, See You Tomorrow album but also allowed them to use DPA microphones extensively on the road for the first time.

Blackout draws curtain on Earls Court

18/12/2014 - Production News

UK - After nearly eight decades of hosting legendary events, Earls Court has had its final curtain call. After working on the iconic venue’s three concluding events, Blackout took down the last ever drape to grace the venue’s walls on December 14.

Avolites Ai has got the bottle for Lily Allen's LED-rich live tour

18/12/2014 - Production News

In a nod to her status as working mum pop star, British singer Lily Allen has been touring both the festival and venue circuit in front of a backdrop of baby bottles laced with LED strips and controlled by Avolites Ai.

New RF Experts Successfully in Action

18/12/2014 - Event News

Germany - Nine months of hard work have paid off: a total of 19 wireless professionals from the worldwide Sennheiser organisation have been awarded the coveted RF Expert certificate. The last of three on-site training sessions took place in Delhi, and in the meantime the new RF experts have been in action all over the world to provide support for Sennheiser customers and partners in their projects.

DPA Microphones Help Cats On Trees Deliver A Great Live Sound

18/12/2014 - Production News

Live sound engineer Verlaine Levis used to think that DPA microphones were only suited to classical music and never imagined that they were also great for pop rock tours. But since using a selection of DPA mics on the current Cats On Trees tour, Levis is the first to admit that his initial perception was entirely wrong.

Clay Paky delivers mind-blowing lighting for Böhse Onkelz (Bad Uncles)

18/12/2014 - Production News

Germany – This summer saw 80s German rock/punk legends Böhse Onkelz (Bad Uncles) come together at Germany’s Hockenheimring for their first show in nine years, with 80 Clay Paky Sharpys and 36 A.leda B-EYE K20s delivering the gigantic reunion’s key lighting and supporting the extensive visual content.

Muziekgebouw Eindhoven turns to L-Acoustics for high fidelity audio

18/12/2014 - Project News

The Netherlands - The Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven is one of Holland's most contemporary music venues. Located in the heart of Eindhoven, its mission statement is ‘to inspire and challenge’ and the center regularly plays host to a series of world famous philharmonics and soloists, as well as contemporary artists such as Emmylou Harris. Welcoming more than 160,000 music lovers every year, the venue recently upgraded its audio system, following a full interior and exterior redesign in 2010.

ABTT Awards Three Fellowships

18/12/2014 - People News

UK - The Association of British Theatre Technicians took the opportunity of its annual Christmas Party last Friday (12 December 2014), at the New London Theatre, to bestow its top honour, the ABTT Fellowship, on three outstanding industry individuals.

RUSH by Martin Range Now Available From White Light

18/12/2014 - Equipment News

UK - White Light has recently been named a Super Dealer for the RUSH brand of lighting effect products made by Martin Professional. The company will also keep stock of selected RUSH products, to be shipped directly from its London facility. Launched earlier this year, the comprehensive RUSH product line brings to the market the latest effect technology at an affordable price, backed by the Martin Professional reputation for quality products.

Robe Gets More Intense With Armin

18/12/2014 - Production News

The Netherlands - Intense by name, intense by nature … International superstar, Dutch DJ and music producer Armin van Buuren played two truly spectacular sold out shows at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome as the culmination of his year-long "Armin Only Intense" world tour.

PLASA Public Review: ANSI E1.23 Up for Reaffirmation

18/12/2014 - Standards News

Check it out! ANSI E1.23 - 2010, Entertainment Technology - Design and Execution of Theatrical Fog Effects, is up for reaffirmation. Does it still work? Then say "Yes" to reaffirmation. Does it need changing? Then say "No" to reaffirmation and report what needs to be changed and how it needs to be changed.

Two Dubai Sound Companies Expand With Adamson

18/12/2014 - Production News

Dubai, UAE – Adamson Systems distributor, Thomsun Trading, continues to expand the reach of Adamson Systems within the United Arab Emirates region. The company recently delivered new line array systems to Stagecraft Events and SAS Event Production – both prominent sound companies located in Dubai.

W-DMX Lights Stockholm Concert Hall

17/12/2014 - Production News

Sweden – W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden AB is currently controlling a beautiful display of holiday lighting at Stockholm Concert Hall in downtown Stockholm, Sweden. The installation includes 32 SGM P5s equipped with W-DMX OEM boards. The lighting is controlled from a grandMA PC Wing located inside the hall.

XL Video Supplies Projection for QI

17/12/2014 - Production News

UK – Working with production manager Sarah Chaloner and designer Jonathan Paul Green, XL Video supplied a projection system for studio recordings of ‘Series L’ of the popular QI Ltd/TalkBack Television show, QI.

Hungarian Palace of Arts chooses DiGiCo SD10

17/12/2014 - Project News

When the Palace of Arts, Budapest and Hungary's new cultural hub, opened in 2005, it was built to represent more than a hundred years of Hungarian cultural history. As a conglomeration of cultural venues, the building has no precedent in 20th century Hungarian architecture and claims no peers in the whole of Central Europe. The recent addition of a DiGiCo SD10 mixing console to its audio inventory is helping to ensure this exceptional status is maintained into the future.

Projection Studio Gets The Christmas Party Started in Barry

17/12/2014 - Production News

UK – Described as “The best Christmas light switch-on in Wales”, residents in Barry, the Vale of Glamorgan, enjoyed a specially commissioned visual spectacle created by London-based The Projection Studio across the front of the municipal library building in King Square in a Christmas light switch on ceremony that would rival that of most metropoles.

TiMax ‘Essential’ for large scale theatrics of Jaguar XE Launch

17/12/2014 - Production News

UK – The new Jaguar XE was spectacularly launched in the UK amidst a fully produced musical theatre-style show, staged in a 3000-seat proscenium theatre within London’s Earls Court. The 90 minute performance involved 17 different Jaguars through the ages. A Morris Minor, a cast of west end performers, a 30-piece orchestra positioned upstage on a moving riser and musical performances from the likes of Emeli Sandé, Eliza Doolittle and the Kaiser Chiefs were woven in to the narrative fabric of the show.

Ballroom and Latin stars rely on a great dance floor to work with them

17/12/2014 - Production News

Viewers of BBC TV’s flagship entertainment show, Strictly Come Dancing will be familiar with ballroom dancers Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer. 

Rutledge AV choose Tannoy’s QFlex and CMS Series for Canberra Airport

17/12/2014 - Project News

Australia – Canberra Airport has been named ‘Australia’s Airport of the Year’, thanks in part to an innovative AV installation from Rutledge AV that utilises the best of Tannoy’s digital beam steering technology.

Community Calls the Races at Hollywood Gaming

17/12/2014 - Project News

USA – Ohio horse racing fans are celebrating the opening of a five-eighths-mile harness racing track in Dayton and a one-mile thoroughbred track in Austintown (Mahoning Valley). Fans at both locations enjoy the excitement of horse racing and casino gambling supported by the venues’ new A/V systems.

Chauvet Professional Lightens the Load for BBC Children in Need

17/12/2014 - Production News

UK - The BBC Children in Need annual marathon TV spectacular is vigorously supported each year by local outside broadcasts spanning the breadth of the British Isles. This year, wanting to stand out with extra pizzazz, BBC Bristol appointed TV lighting director Paul Middleton to bring the ‘wow factor’ to the outside broadcast from the West Country’s Wookey Hole Circus School, near Wells. Middleton’s first thought was Chauvet and turned to the manufacturer for assistance with the high profile fund-raising event.

Pointes and MiniMes for Vatel Producciones

17/12/2014 - Production News

Mexico – Vatel Producciones, founded and managed by Miriam Villalobos is celebrating its eighth anniversary with a wide range of events utilising their eight Robe Pointes and two MiniMes in Mexico City.

Ayrton Magic for Jason Bullock on Wiz Khalifa’s Under the Influence Tour

16/12/2014 - Production News

USA – Lighting designer Jason Bullock of Infinity Point Design, Inc., brought a wealth of new Ayrton lighting fixtures to Wiz Khalifa’s Under the Influence of Music Tour this year. Under the Influence of Music is an annual event which brings the biggest new names in hip-hop to venues across America.

The Long Reach Long Riders announce the route for the 12th annual charity motorcycle ride

16/12/2014 - Event News

USA – This year’s ride has been dubbed “Cruzin' the Ozarks,  The Dozenth’ Year.” Riders will gather in Nashville, Tennessee, ride down the bucolic Natchez Trace toward the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas and Missouri and then circle back and pass through the Land Between the Lakes on their return to Nashville. The route will feature day rides venturing deep into the Ozarks, departing from picturesque Petit Jean State Park. Experienced riders know these roads as some of the best riding in the country, including the ‘Pig Trail Parkway’, ‘Ozark Dragon’, and the ‘Arkansas Grand Canyon’.

L-Acoustics Heats Up Arcade Fire On The Road

16/12/2014 - Production News

France – Arcade Fire, the Grammy Award-winning indie band from Montreal, has been praised by critics since the launch of its debut album, Funeral, in 2004. Ten years on, the group continues to press the envelope with its sonically adventurous arrangements and tours, which can feature a dozen or more multi-instrumentalists switching between an ever-changing blend of guitar, drums, bass, piano, string quartet, xylophone, glockenspiel, keyboard, synthesiser, French horn, accordion, harp, mandolin and hurdy-gurdy.

FIX8Group’s 2014 Christmas list

16/12/2014 - Production News

With Christmas in sight Fix8Group is once again run of its feet getting everyone’s pre-holiday events programmed, operated and running perfectly in all their glory.

Yamaha CIS Brings a Taste Of Cuba To Milan

16/12/2014 - Project News

Bringing a taste of Cuba to metropolitan Italy, Todos a Cuba is a new bar and restaurant located in the centre of Milan. A Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) delivers high quality, seamless sound to its customers.

RCF to Showcase New EN54-Compliant EVAC Systems at ISE 2015

16/12/2014 - Event News

The Netherlands – RCF spa will present a wide range of products at next year’s Integrated Systems Show (ISE 2015, Amsterdam RAI, February 10-12).

HHB supplies Imperial College with audio and video equipment for major studio upgrades

16/12/2014 - Project News

UK - HHB Communications Ltd. has supplied Imperial College London’s Student Union with professional audio and video equipment for a major refurbishment of its radio, television and music facilities.

Clay Paky Helps Bring Ant and Dec from Screen to Stage

16/12/2014 - Production News

UK – Two of the biggest names in British entertainment, Ant and Dec, have recently turned their hugely popular TV show ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’ into a touring arena show, which saw a over a hundred Clay Paky fixtures delivering unparalleled brightness and portability to the complex production.

Eclispe Staging Services supplies Clay Paky lights for Lady Gaga in Dubai

16/12/2014 - Production News

UAE – Dubai-based rental houses, Eclipse Staging Services and Delta Sound, both unveiled new equipment as Lady Gaga made her Middle East debut in Dubai.

Yamaha QL5 Serves Up a Tasty School Winner

16/12/2014 - Project News

UK – Since launching earlier this year, Yamaha’s QL digital consoles have become favourites with education; the flexible facilities and familiar ease of use ensuring that students are given the best training for a job in the entertainment industry. One of the highest profile installations is at Tonbridge School in Kent.

ETC x7 Color dances across the cyclorama for Hong Kong Ballet’s 35th anniversary

16/12/2014 - Production News

In celebration of its 35th anniversary in October, Hong Kong Ballet presented three dance showcases, titled A Celebration of Dance, in the Grand Theatre of the Hong Kong Cultural Center. Lighting designer and director of C'est Bon Projects, Kwok Fai Mak, employed numerous ETC Source Four LED CYC and Selador Desire luminaires to light up this ballet trio.

Mediatech 2015 on the horizon

16/12/2014 - Event News

South Africa The eighth biennial advanced media and entertainment technology tradeshow, Mediatech Africa, is set to kick off on 15 to 17 July 2015 at the Dome at Northgate, Johannesburg.

Audiologic Now Shipping New Ecler Products

16/12/2014 - Equipment News

Leading provider of professional audio equipment, Audiologic, is now shipping some excellent new lines from Ecler. Committed to developing products in direct response to customer feedback and demand, Ecler has built on the success of its CA40 micro stereo amplifier to produce the CA120. Still compact, the more powerful 2x60W CA120 offers even wider scope within applications that require integration with external control devices, including classrooms, meeting rooms and retail premises. Its remote control features include serial RS-232 port, IR receiver and 0-10 VDC remote port.

“The Great Christmas Light Fight” Winner Creates Holiday Spectacle with Elation Lighting

15/12/2014 - Production News

USA – Each year, Fred Loya’s Christmas light show in El Paso, Texas, is one of the holiday season's 'can't miss' spectacles and each year he uses Elation lighting to give his light show extra impact. This year Fred was approached by ABC Television to take part in “The Great Christmas Light Fight,” ABC’s Christmas lights competition, and came away the winner!

Robe Pointes for 2014 Latin Grammys

15/12/2014 - Production News

USA – The 15th Annual Latin Grammy Awards took place in a blaze of glamour at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and was attended by some of the biggest names in Latin music and a sold-out audience of nearly 17,000. Almost 10 million television viewers – the highest figures to date – tuned in for some or all of the three-hour live broadcast on the Univision network.

USITT Offers Revised Tenure & Promotion Guidelines for College Theatre Production Faculty

15/12/2014 - Standards News

USITT has released new Tenure and Promotion Guidelines for evaluating college theatre production faculty whose primary research and creative activity outlet is performance.

Quality is a Permanent fixture at d&b audiotechnik

15/12/2014 - Event News

February might be a little early for tulips in Amsterdam but it is the perfect time to become acquainted with the quality installation solutions offered by d&b audiotechnik at Stand 7-C175 at ISE in the Amsterdam RAI between 10th and 12th February 2015.

Around the world with grandMA2

15/12/2014 - Production News

Since the beginning of the Arctic Monkey’s last global journey in May 2013, lighting director Sam MacLaren estimates he must have had his hands over 50 different grandMA2 consoles from rental sources across the world. So if anyone has earned the qualification to assess the functionality and reliability of the grandMA2, it is MacLaren.

Eggheads

15/12/2014 - Production News

UK - The teatime quiz show Eggheads its currently filming a new series.

DPA Microphones Get a 'Royal' Seal of Approval

15/12/2014 - Production News

UK – Mercury Prize nominees Royal Blood, one of the breakthrough bands of the year, have been using a range of DPA microphones on their recent UK tour.

Prolights ArchWork LEDs for London's Iconic Eros Statue

15/12/2014 - Project News

LED fixtures from the Prolights architectural family, ArchWork, were selected to light a Christmas display surrounding the iconic Eros statue at the heart of Piccadilly Circus in London's West End, UK.

A.C. Special Projects Provide Lighting Solution for London's Iconic Eros Statue

15/12/2014 - Project News

A.C. Special Projects Ltd. (ACSP) hase supplied, installed and commissioned the LED lighting and control system for a high-profile Christmas holiday season display surrounding the iconic Eros statue at the heart of Piccadilly Circus in London's West End.

The Commonwealth Park Architectural Lighting Concept

15/12/2014 - Project News

Gibraltar - The Commonwealth Park in Gibraltar, a former car park site, has been transformed into a sustainable park boasting traditional British values whilst in a Mediterranean ‘cutting-edge’ style. The park has 135 different trees, as well as lakes, grass mounds and decking areas, with the dramatic historic backdrop of the King’s Bastion and City walls.

SuperSharpys join other Clay Paky fixtures on Gary Barlow

15/12/2014 - Production News

Dubai – One of pop’s biggest singer-songwriters, Gary Barlow, has premièred a one-off open-air show version of his recent ‘Since I Saw You Last’ tour in Dubai. For the special event, lighting designer Tim Routledge specified an array of super bright Clay Paky fixtures, including one of the latest additions to Clay Paky’s product line the SuperSharpy, from leading supplier Eclipse Staging Services.

Clay Paky Fixtures Hit the Road with Fleetwood Mac

15/12/2014 - Production News

USA – The iconic rock band Fleetwood Mac never stops thinking about tomorrow – and planning their next tour to delight fans! For their current “On With the Show” tour a complement of Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20 LED-based moving lights and Sharpy Wash lights have been specified by lighting designer/production designer Paul “Arlo” Guthrie.

Robe Enjoys A Great Opportunity

12/12/2014 - Production News

Austria – Die Große Chance (A Great Opportunity) is one of Austria’s leading talent competitions. The 2014 final staged in Studio 1 at national broadcaster ORF’s HQ in Vienna was lit in great style by lighting director Thomas Kruder using nearly 300 Robe moving lights.

Entec Lights Imelda May Tour

12/12/2014 - Production News

UK – Lighting designer James O'Neill enjoyed working with rental company Entec so much when they supplied an Imelda May one off St Patrick's Day gig for him at London's Roundhouse earlier in the year that they were his company of choice to supply a dynamic floor lighting and specials package for the latest tour which has been out for six weeks around Europe and the UK.

PLASA’s Behind the Scenes Happy Hour a Massive Success

12/12/2014 - Event News

USA The Behind the Scenes Happy Hour, hosted by PLASA, was the biggest pre-LDI party of the year, with over 400 guests attending. Twenty-three sponsors donated towards the event, and all proceeds were able to go to the Behind the Scenes charity, totaling over $18,000.

DPA Appoints New Distributors In South East Asia and Taiwan

12/12/2014 - Business News

Denmark DPA Microphones has reorganised its distribution channels in South East Asia by appointing new distributors in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Taiwan.

Robe CycFX 8s Help Raise The Dead!

12/12/2014 - Production News

US-based lighting designer Seth Jackson recently used 14 CycFX 8s on the upstage truss for Alice Cooper’s ‘Raise The Dead’ tour, which also included a number of dates as special guests on Mötley Crüe’s ‘All Bad Things Must Come To An End’ farewell tour.

DPA Microphones Stars in Encore Performance during ‘Keyboards and Carols at Christmas’ Event

12/12/2014 - Production News

USA – The School of Church Music at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) is once again getting into the holiday spirit with DPA Microphones for its third annual ‘Keyboards and Carols at Christmas’ event. With 13 Steinway Grand Pianos, one organ and a choir of over 180 adults and children, student and professional musicians performed holiday songs for the packed house at the 3,500-seat venue. In addition to using a stereo pair of d:vote 4099 instrument microphones on each of the pianos, the school also utilised four wireless d:facto vocal microphones for the event’s soloists.

The Iconic Rainbow Room Officially Reopens with a PBS Primetime Special Featuring Michael Feinstein and DPA Microphones

12/12/2014 - Production News

USA – Coinciding with the reopening of an iconic Manhattan venue, PBS recently broadcast a 60-minute primetime special, Michael Feinstein at The Rainbow Room, as part of its Fall Arts Festival programming. As a loyal DPA Microphones user, Feinstein’s long-time production manager and FOH engineer Andy Brattain ensured that the performer’s microphone of choice was used for the taping, which included a variety show and a series of big band performances. Several DPA microphones were used for the production, including the d:facto vocal, d:vote 4099 instrument, d:dicate 4011 cardioid and d:screet miniature mics.

Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20 ‘perfect addition’ to RÜFÜS tour

12/12/2014 - Production News

Australia – Indie dance trio RÜFÜS recently embarked on their latest Australian tour, with lighting designers Matthew James Smith and Lynden Gare of Colourblind incorporating some Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20s into their production for one of the first times in Australia, wowing audiences with the fixtures’ never-seen-before effects.

Elation SixPar Series Colours Unique StreetDome Skate Park in Denmark

12/12/2014 - Project News

Elation Professional’s new SixPar Series of indoor and outdoor PAR colour changers is providing dynamic colour wash for skateboarders and other street sport enthusiasts at StreetDome, a one-of-a-kind modern skate park in Haderslev, Denmark.

Nexus Panels Anchor “Power Towers” On Machine Gun Kelly Tour

12/12/2014 - Production News

USA – Red-hot rapper Machine Gun Kelly lives up to his name with a rapid fire delivery and crackling stage presence that, in the words of one of his trademark songs, get crowds to “lace up,” for a spiky, hard-edged experience. Any light show at a concert by 'MGK,' as the lanky rapper is affectionately known to his legion of fans, better be able to blow past conventional expectations with brain searing intensity, which is precisely what lighting designer Alex Kay delivered for the rapper’s recent “No Class Tour,” a 40 city escapade done with iconic metal band Limp Bizkit. 

“It looked like an MA showroom”: grandMA2 at Austin City Limits Music Festival

12/12/2014 - Production News

The Austin City Limits Music Festival recently returned to Zilker Park to showcase more than 130 rock, pop and hip hop artists on eight stages, including Outkast, Beck, Eminem, Skrillex, Calvin Harris and Pearl Jam. grandMA2 full-size consoles were on hand to provide control for festival performers. Seth Jackson served as festival lighting designer and lighting coordinator.

Optoma launches new generation 3D glasses

11/12/2014 - Equipment News

UK - Optoma has just unveiled its new generation 3D glasses which harness the latest in 3D technology.

Alexa 65 impresses at Los Angeles launch event

11/12/2014 - Event News

USA – ARRI Rental’s Alexa 65 camera system was officially launched last night in front of a packed audience at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Los Angeles.

Clay Paky finishes first at VERVA Street Racing

11/12/2014 - Production News

Poland – Poland’s fuel injected annual motoring festival, VERVA Street Racing, took place in Warsaw at the National Stadium. To accelerate the already high drama of the mega event, lighting designer Jacek Chojczak specified an array of Clay Paky SuperSharpys, which he used to deliver unparalleled super bright aerial effects during the festival.

Clay Paky strobes up a storm on Katy B

11/12/2014 - Production News

UK – Dubstep/garage star Katy B’s current UK tour is bringing a moody nightclub atmosphere to venues up and down the country thanks to Tom Campbell’s audience engaging, silhouette rich, strobe heavy lighting design. Built around the dramatic effects that the exciting new Clay Paky Stormy CC and the award-winning A.leda B-EYE K20 and K10 can deliver, Campbell has created a stunning design with relatively few fixtures.

Lighting Director Chris Rigby honoured by Royal Television Society

11/12/2014 - People News

UK - LD Chris Rigby has been presented with the award for Lighting for Multicamera for his work on Alan Carr Chatty Man, Season 11/12 (Open Mike Productions for Channel 4) at the prestigious RTS Craft and Design Awards.

Avolites Quartz console excites US market at LDI 2014

11/12/2014 - Event News

USA - Avolites' US partner Group One reports that the two companies are "seeing the fruits of our labours" in a dramatic way, as Avolites' new products - including the compact-yet-powerful Quartz console - excite the US market following LDI.

Rodeo FX Opens Office in Los Angeles

11/12/2014 - Business News

Canada - Rodeo FX, which has contributed visual effects to over 70 films and recently won an Emmy Award for its work on Game of Thrones, has opened an office in Venice, CA. The Montreal facility has signed on the Hatch FX team, renowned matte painter, Deak Ferrand, and long-time executive producer, Cheryl Bainum, to lead the Rodeo FX Los Angeles team. The new office offers Hollywood studios and creatives direct access to all Rodeo FX services.

ArKaos PRO Appoints Music & Lights as Exclusive Distributor for Italy

11/12/2014 - Business News

Italy - ArKaos PRO has annlounced the appointment of Music & Lights as its exclusive distributor for Italy. With immediate effect, Music & Lights will handle the full portfolio of ArKaos products which includes ArKaos Stage, Studio and Stadium media servers, the dynamic MediaMaster PRO and MediaMaster Express software and Kling-Net, ArKaos’ user-friendly control protocol.

Hawthorn Lights Status Quo’s Arena Tour

11/12/2014 - Production News

UK - Status Quo’s European tour kicked off in mid-November with their first show in Dresden, Germany. Since November 11, Hawthorn project manager Mick Freer worked alongside Status Quo’s lighting designer Ewan Cameron at LS-Live studio’s in Wakefield, West Yorkshire to prepare for the tour in Germany, Holland and the UK. The tour reached its UK leg in Liverpool on December 6 and ends at the Brighton Centre on December 20.

L-Acoustics Strengthens Presence in Eastern Europe

11/12/2014 - Business News

Bulgaria – L-Acoustics has announced that Forte Music has signed on as the distributor of L-Acoustics systems in Bulgaria, a country enjoying rapid growth following it’s recent entry into the European Union. More and more customers in the region are seeking high-end professional audio solutions according to L-Acoustics sales manager Tim McCall, who comments: “We have been monitoring Bulgaria for some time and we believe it is the right time for L-Acoustics to have a reliable partner there. Forte is a strong local player and we feel they are the perfect partner to bring our products to this market.”

Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church Conversion from Projection to Elation LED Video

11/12/2014 - Project News

USA - Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church in Gig Harbor, Washington, recently converted the visual platform in their main worship space from a traditional projector and screen system to Elation EZ Series LED video screens, a high-resolution system designed, integrated and installed by Agility AVL

Clay Paky Roadshow: a success in South Africa

11/12/2014 - Event News

South Africa - Clay Paky’s Massimo Bolandrina and Giovanni Zucchinali spent two weeks in South Africa carrying out fantastic demos everyday as they introduced the super heroes of lighting, The Projectors, to the market. In fact, a photo taken during this roadshow of a SuperSharpy beam projecting onto a cloud reached the second most "Likes" ever recorded on the Clay Paky Facebook page.

Robe BMFLs Make Italian Debut at C2C Festival

10/12/2014 - Production News

Italy - Robe’s new Bright Multi-Functional Luminaire (BMFL) Spots made their debut on the vibrant Italian electronic music and arts scene, featuring prominently on the main stage at the two-day C2C (Club2Club) International Festival of Music & Arts in Turin, where they were specified by production lighting designer Walter Lutzu.

Sennheiser UK announces training course dates for 2015

10/12/2014 - Standards News

UK - Sennheiser UK has released the dates for its first training courses for 2015, which include new location Theatr Clwyd in Mold, Wales.

Highlite in Tunnel of Love at Kew

10/12/2014 - Production News

UK - Highlite UK’s long-term customer The Stage Management Company of Bradford recently supplied “Christmas at Kew” at Kew Gardens with a substantial amount of trussing infrastructure for the “Tunnel of Lights”, part of the many attractions at Kew for Christmas 2014. The Truss – supplied by Highlite UK – was delivered direct to site and co-ordinated in a slickly-timed operation by The Stage Management Company key personnel Peter Hargreaves and Jezz Hellens.

Jimmy Potter Joins Marquee AV as Sales Manager

10/12/2014 - People News

UK - Marquee AV, the leading pro audio and video installation and sales company, has announced the appointment of Jimmy Potter as sales manager.

LiNK for Theatre Grad Schools, Students to Continue in 2015

10/12/2014 - Standards News

USA - Extremely positive feedback from participants in LiNK has ensured that the first theatre grad school recruitment event in Atlanta won’t be the last. LiNK brought 80 students and 48 schools together for two days of theatre grad school auditions and interviews Nov. 14-15, USITT and SETC said.

Debenhams finds Christmas lighting magic with Mushroom

10/12/2014 - Production News

UK - Debenhams flagship Oxford Street store revealed a spectacular Christmas lighting display at the beginning of November, which was delivered by lighting design and installation specialists Mushroom Lighting.

Jersey Boys Tours UK and Ireland

10/12/2014 - Production News

UK - The hugely successful musical Jersey Boys recently set out on its first ever tour of the UK and Ireland, complete with a sizeable sound system based on Steve Canyon Kennedy’s original design delivering the high octane Four Seasons’ show sound. At the heart of the system is the Meyer Sound M’elodie ultra compact high-powered curvilinear array speaker, complemented by d&b audiotechnik E5 and E6 compact speakers and, for the first time on a Jersey Boys’ production, a DiGiCo SD10 mixing console.

Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser hands over chairmanship

10/12/2014 - Business News

Germany - Having recently turned 70 years old, Prof. Dr. Jörg Sennheiser is handing over the chair of the supervisory board of Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. KG to Dr. Frank Heinricht, as of January 1, 2015. Since joining the family-owned company in 1976, Dr Sennheiser’s contribution has been instrumental to the company’s success and has paved the way for a future-proof set-up of the audio company.

Blackout team dons Jolly Woollies for #XmasJumperDay

10/12/2014 - Event News

UK - Calling all event professionals! Drapes and rigging specialists Blackout have launched a social media campaign to support Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day, and they need your help to raise funds for the cause.

London’s Old Sorting Office Transformed for Here Today ...

10/12/2014 - Production News

UK – White Light has helped to transform London’s Old Sorting Office venue for a unique temporary exhibition which focuses on ideas and perceptions of environmental conservation. Titled Here Today... after the phrase "here today, gone tomorrow", the exhibit brings together works from more than 50 international artists including Andy Warhol, Gavin Turk, Peter Blake and Douglas Gordon to recognise the 50th Anniversary of The IUCN Red List of Threatened and Endangered Species.

CT and Fountain Studios see the funny side

10/12/2014 - Production News

UK - The BriUK - tish Comedy Awards is returning once again to Fountain Studios. Hosted by Jonathan Ross and transmitted on Channel 4, the evening is renowned for bringing together the top talent in the industry to acknowledge and celebrate the continued success of British television comedy, showcasing some of the most outrageous, successful and hilarious comedy moments of the year.

Clay Paky "The Projectors" launched in the Asimetrik’s Open Days

10/12/2014 - Event News

Turkey - Asimetrik hosted an open day on November 5 for Clay Paky, DiGiCo and Meyer Sound’s newest and latest technology products. The event was held on Asimetrik’s HQ and Kucukciftlik Park (Outdoor Culture and entertainment center). The brands’ VPs of sales and Europe sales managers Alberico D’Amato from Clay Paky, James Bradley from Digico and Scott Gledhill from Meyer Sound attended the event.

Robert Lawrence EPR installs Outline Audio for the NFL International Series

10/12/2014 - Production News

UK - Outline was again at Wembley Stadium for the NFL International Series. Three matches were held at London Wembley Stadium, featuring the Miami Dolphins vs the Oakland Raiders, the Dolphins winning 38-14, the Atlanta Falcons vs the Detroit Lions, won in the last minute by the Lions 22-21, and the Jacksonville Jaguars vs the Dallas Cowboys, won by the Cowboys 30-17.

New Osram Ostar Stage for even brighter stage lighting

10/12/2014 - Equipment News

Germany - Osram Opto Semiconductors presents a new LED for stage lighting. Compared with previous members of the product family, Osram Ostar Stage offers more than twice the lumen output. At the same time, the component surface is only 30 percent larger. The new version contains twosquare-millimetre high-current chips per color which can handle a maximum of 4.5 amps (A) per chip. This will enable moving heads for stage and exhibition lighting to be more compact and more powerful.

d&b audiotechnik supplies new Y-Series to Neumann&Müller

09/12/2014 - Production News

Germany - d&b audiotechnik is boosting its cooperation with Neumann&Müller (N&M) Event Technology with a five-year agreement. N&M bring to life high quality events with state-of-the-art equipment. The agreement between the companies involves the supply of loudspeakers from d&b's newest range the Y-Series.

Avolites Ai S8 servers add sparkle at the British Fashion Awards

09/12/2014 - Production News

UK - Avolites Ai S8 media servers completed an elegant makeover of the London Coliseum, draping the stage in video content for the British Fashion Awards, held to celebrate the contributions of British designers, creatives and models over the past year.

Historic BandAid30 Projections onto British Parliament is a First!

09/12/2014 - Production News

UK - With just 24 hours’ notice, London-based large format projection specialists, The Projection Studio (TPS) delivered a full projection design to enable a giant image of the BandAid30 music video to be projected onto the Houses of Parliament in Westminster. It was the first time a full motion video has been projected onto this landmark building.

Fuji TV wakes up with ETC Selador LED fixtures

09/12/2014 - Project News

Japan - It was a challenge for the technical crew of Fuji Television Network (Fuji TV) and Fuji Media Technology (FMT) to find the right fixture to light a set built in the globe shaped observation studio located on the 24th floor of their building. But in the end, they realised that ETC’s Selador Desire D60 Daylight luminaires were the perfect fit.

Second MA 3D contest hosted in Brazil

09/12/2014 - Event News

Brazil - Under the wise guidance of jurors Alarico Sanchez, Césio Lima, Daniel Ridano, Danny Nolan, Francesco Romagnoli and Marcos Olívio, the second MA 3D contest was hosted in São Paulo, Brazil.

Theatreplan strengthens practice with two new appointments

09/12/2014 - People News

UK - World-class London-based theatre consultancy, Theatreplan LLP has announced the appointment of two new partners to the practice. Michael Atkinson and Paul Connolly (pictured) join current partners, Roger Fox, Dave Ludlam, Clive Odom, Mathew Smethurst-Evan and John Whitaker.

The Rich Eisen Show Goes on Air with Elation TV Studio Lighting

08/12/2014 - Production News

USA - When one of U.S. television’s most visible sports anchors launched his new sportstalk TV/radio show in early October, lighting designer Victor Fable turned to a lighting package of studio-optimized Elation lighting equipment including DW Series and TVL Series professional white light LED fixtures to light the set.

First Robe BMFLs Tour UK with Gaslight Anthem

08/12/2014 - Production News

UK - The first of Robe’s new BMFL Spot fixtures to tour in the UK were specified by Boston based lighting designer Jeff Maker for the recent Gaslight Anthem tour ... for which they were purchased by Leeds based rental company Zig Zag Lighting.

Harlequin Floors’ Austrian Art & Culture partner wins top award

08/12/2014 - Event News

Austria - Harlequin Floors is delighted that a business co-operation has resulted in arts partner, ImPulsTanz being presented with the prestigious Maecenas Special Recognition Award "Art & Culture for successful engagement and cooperation with business" in Vienna.

LD Alastair Watson Rocks Shapeshifters On Joe Satriani Tour

08/12/2014 - Production News

USA - Every night on Joe Satriani's latest tour, the guitar genius continued to refine the art of lead guitar with new licks, tricks, effects and pure mojo. Similarly, lighting designer Alastair Watson chose High End Systems' new Shapeshifter automated luminaire - along with a bevy of other HES gear - to help bring his visual voodoo to Joe's stage. Watson says: "We had 12 C1 Shapeshifters and six of the W1 Shapeshifters; we also used six intellaspots. At FOH we had a Barco FLM HD20 and an Axon HD media server; control was a Hog 4 Full Boar with Playback wing. All HES control all the time!”

LDI 2014 Brings Success for Parasol Systems with Sale of Demo Unit at Show

08/12/2014 - Event News

Canada - Parasol Systems has announced the sale of the demonstration STAR600 unit that was showcased in the High End Systems booth at LDI. For those who attended LDI, the STAR600 system was hanging dead center of the High End Systems booth and featured six Shapeshifter C2’s and three of their brand new SolaSpot Pro 1500 luminaries.

Colour Sounds Goes Drifting

08/12/2014 - Event News

UK - So popular was a ‘learn-to-drift’ day out last year organised for staff, crew and regular freelancers by west London lighting and visual specialists Colour Sound Experiment … that they revved, roared and oversteered their way right back for more of the same … this time at Rockingham, the UK’s fastest racing circuit.

London’s leading comedy theatre gets Serious about Sound

08/12/2014 - Project News

UK - Opened in 1968 and part of University College London, The Bloomsbury Theatre is a true multi-purpose venue and surely one of London’s busiest, hosting as many as twenty different productions in a single month.

Robe LEDWash 600s Add Colour to Botanical Garden

08/12/2014 - Production News

Italy - Fifty Robe LEDWash 600s were used for a week long installation to celebrate the inauguration of the new Biodiversity Garden at the famous Orto Botanico di Padova (Padua Botanical Gardens) in Padua, Italy.

20,000 fans for Dragana Mirkovic in concert with DTS Raptor

08/12/2014 - Production News

Serbia - Dragana Mirkovic, the most famous Serbian pop-folk singer, celebrated the 30th anniversary of his career with a spectacular concert in Belgrade Arena in front of over 20,000 fans in October. The concert lasted no less than four hours, during which most leading Serbian artists joined the singer on stage, reinterpreting the greatest hits of Dragana’s career.

DTS Wonders highlight Herbalife Extravaganza Prague 2014

08/12/2014 - Production News

Czech Republic - Herbalife is a Los Angeles–based multinational company specializing in natural nutrition products and present in 80 countries worldwide through a network of 2,000,000 distributors. 'Extravaganza' is a high-profile motivational corporate event organized regularly by Herbalife in the world’s most prestigious cities.
This year, 'Extravaganza' (with a total audience of around 54,000 people) was held September 26 to 28 in the O2 Arena, a modern multi-purpose facility inaugurated in 2004, located in Libeň in Prague, used for sporting, cultural, and corporate events, and for concerts, featuring a total area of approximately 36,000 m².

Elation Lighting for California’s Hard Day of the Dead Fest

08/12/2014 - Production News

USA - One way to keep the Halloween spooks away is to keep the lights on and that’s what they did at Hard Day of the Dead Fest in Pomona, California, using an Elation lighting rig of Platinum Beam 5R’s, LED moving heads, Par lights, and Elation LED video displays. Held on November 1st and 2nd at the Fairplex, Elation dealers Stage Tech, Felix Lighting and Vision’s Lighting delivered a large Elation package for Southern California’s ultimate Halloween DJ and dance event.

Mitsubishi Electric to launch two new cubes at ISE 2015

08/12/2014 - Event News

Mitsubishi Electric returns to its traditional landmark presence at the entrance to Hall 2 for ISE 2015. A strong line-up of control room display technologies, including two new DLP rear projection cubes, is complemented by a number of real-world application examples demonstrated in conjunction with industry partners such as Bilfinger Mauell, Datapath, Advantech, and Matrox Graphics, which will utilise examples of IP camera and digital video recording technology from Mitsubishi Electric’s own security products division.

Robert Juliat brings Followspot Sensations to LDI 2014

05/12/2014 - Event News

USA - LDI2014, Las Vegas saw double-fold excitement around Robert Juliat this year as two booths promoted the latest products from the French manufacturer of followspots, profiles and Fresnels.

Adamson Systems Expands With New Canadian Sales Reps

05/12/2014 - Business News

Canada – Adamson Systems has announced the appointment of BG Media Solutions and MM Technologies as sales representatives for the Ontario and Quebec, Canada territories respectively.

Pantano Christian "Makes Good Better" with Chauvet Professional

05/12/2014 - Project News

USA - Pantano Christian Church already had a good lighting system, when its leaders concluded that "good" lighting wasn’t quite good enough when it came to creating the kind of engaging worship experience they wanted to offer their congregation. So they contacted house of worship design/build firm CCI Solutions of Olympia, WA to implement a comprehensive lighting and audio upgrade at their church.

Artistic Licence launches dedicated Art-Net website

05/12/2014 - Business News

UK - Artistic Licence has launched www.art-net.org.uk, a website dedicated to the Art-Net protocol. Offering a wealth of technical information, practical tips, downloads and registration portal, the website provides the definitive resource for anyone working with Art-Net.

Hawthorn Celebrates Britain’s Best Curry

05/12/2014 - Production News

UK - The 10th Curry Awards took place at Battersea Evolution on Monday December 1. More than 1600 guests packed the venue to witness the lavish ceremony, attended by Home Secretary Teresa May, saying that Indian restaurants were as much of a British tradition as the local pub. Stars of the stage and screen also attended the event hosted by TV’s Kate Silverton and comedian Hardeep Singh Kohli, to showcase Britain’s finest spicy culinary talent.

Matrix AVE Makes a Pointe with Robe

05/12/2014 - Business News

Dubai - Matrix AVE were the first technical solutions company in Dubai to invest in Robe’s Pointes shortly after the fixture’s launch last year… which certainly set the ball rolling for a run of sales on the immensely popular multi-purpose luminaire in the region, delivered via Robe’s Middle East operation headed by Elie Battah.

CORE Lighting Announces US Operation

05/12/2014 - Business News

UK - CORE is establishing a branch office in Virginia Beach, Virginia headed by Martin Lawrence, and will be the exclusive distributor for CORE Lighting in the USA and Canada.

Showline SL NITRO 510C strobes 'perfect' for Chvrches

05/12/2014 - Production News

UK - Lighting designer Louis Oliver of Okulus has chosen to use Showline SL NITRO 510C fixtures to add vibrant colour and dreamlike strobing to his ethereal lighting for a special, one-off Chvrches show at London's Brixton Academy.

HK Audio celebrates a year of Power & Balance with new Pulsar video

05/12/2014 - Equipment News

Germany - HK Audio has marked the first birthday of its Pulsar range of full-range portable powered speakers by producing a new explanatory video entitled PULSAR by HK Audio: Story of Origin.

NEO Series by WORK Pro complemented with two innovative installation loudspeakers

05/12/2014 - Equipment News

Spain - NEO 5 A ES and NEO 5 IP, the two last additions to the NEO Series of loudspeakers designed and developed by WORK Pro, are now available. These two new products are innovative and smart solutions developed to complement NEO Series in order to provide AV professionals with powerful solutions that fit the requirements of every type of installations besides to offer additional advantages such as the optimization in energy consumption.

Optoma is growing!

05/12/2014 - Business News

Award-winning projector manufacturer Optoma has announced that it is significantly expanding its UK and EMEA operations. This follows the recent launch of an expanded range of professional and home projectors and the announcement earlier this month that it has acquired the Californian-based premium consumer audio company, NuForce Inc.

Independent Studio Services Ltd launches iStudio Projects Ltd!

05/12/2014 - Business News

UK - Independent Studio Services, one of the leading stage and theatrical engineering solution providers in the UK, has announced the exciting launch of new sister company, iStudio Projects Ltd.

Successful: Major attracts attention at the light & sound

05/12/2014 - Event News

Germany - Major’s vast product range was recently shown at the light & sound Luzern expo in Switzerland by its new partner in the country, the menzi ebz ag.

"NEXT-proaudio provide sound reinforcement for James in Portugal

04/12/2014 - Production News

Portugal - Two concerts in Portugal by the British band James were promoted by PEV Entertainment as part of the tour in support of their new album "La Petite Mort".

Strategic Vladivostok location for d&b

04/12/2014 - Project News

Russia - Part of Russia for just 155 years, the Muravyov-Amursky peninsula is governed by Vladivostok. Home to the navy's mighty Pacific Fleet, it is Russia's most strategically important city on its far eastern shores. Remote in every sense, after years of isolation, Vladivostok has stepped robustly into the twenty-first century since its hosting of the 24th Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in 2012. The summit stimulated massive inward investment, two new bridges were built (Zolotoy Rog in the city centre, and Russky Island Bridge) and a distinct emphasis was placed on the development of resort entertainment facilities.

Alcons Delivers Audio Artistry at Brooklyn’s BRIC House

04/12/2014 - Project News

USA - Brooklyn Information and Culture (BRIC) is the cultural heart of New York’s most populous borough. Over the past two years, the City of New York has invested millions of dollars in transforming the former Strand Theater into the multi-purpose BRIC House, with an Alcons Audio system chosen to feature in its central performance space.

Halloween Goes EDM with Elation Rig at Fear Fest in Tucson

04/12/2014 - Production News

USA - Creative BackStage of Phoenix turned to an Elation lighting and video package as a main element of their visual design for Fear Fest, Arizona’s ultimate Halloween EDM festival that took place November 1st at The Slaughterhouse in Tucson. Fear Fest combined high-energy dance music from featured DJ’s with the thrills of three different haunted houses, all in one entertaining, spooky-themed festival.

Philips Vari-Lite continues VL4000 Spot training at RADA

04/12/2014 - Standards News

UK - Philips Vari-Lite is currently rolling out training for the industry standard VL4000 Spot, with one of the most recent workshops taking place at London's RADA.

Leisuretec Distribution Cements Partnership with Chauvet Professional

04/12/2014 - Business News

UK - Leisuretec Distribution has selected Chauvet as a preferred supplier and strategic partner, reinforcing the existing relationship between the trade distributor of audio, lighting, video and special effects, and the lighting manufacturer. The announcement comes as a result of Leisuretec’s decision to focus on a selection of handpicked brands with strong customer appeal.

ArKaos PRO MediaMaster PRO 4.0 for Addison Theatre Centre, Texas

04/12/2014 - Project News

USA - The Addison Theatre Centre, home of the WaterTower Theatre, has invested in ArKaos MediaMaster Pro 4.0 software which it recently utilised on the WaterTower Theatre Company's production of Bonnie and Clyde.

CT at Barclays World Tour Finals

04/12/2014 - Production News

UK - For the fifth year, CT supplied the innovative sports presentation services for the end-of-season championship held at The O2 Arena.

CIE-Group Supplies Audio-over-IP System to RAF High Wycombe

04/12/2014 - Project News

UK - RAF High Wycombe, a key Royal Air Force base and Headquarters for Air Command and European Air Group, provides one of the UK’s main strategic and administrative support units for the UK’s air defence services. When the requirement for a replacement site-wide public address system was handed to leading infrastructure providers – NG Bailey - they called upon the services of AV and PA specialists CIE-Group to specify a replacement PA solution using the very latest audio-over-IP network technology.

Robe Tours Capital Cities

04/12/2014 - Production News

USA - Chart-topping LA based indie pop duo, Capital Cities, have completed the first North American leg of their "In a Tidal Wave of Mystery" tour, together with a highly flexible lighting design created by Chris Smith.

Delstar Engineering supplies 31 tonne scenic structure for the play Anne at Theater Amsterdam

03/12/2014 - Production News

The Netherlands - In December 2013 Stage Technologies’ sister company Delstar Engineering was commissioned to provide a huge scenic structure for the set of Anne, a new play about the life of Anne Frank. Produced by Imagine Nation, with set design by Bernhard Hammer and directed by Theu Boermans, the play is performed at the new "Theater Amsterdam", a purpose built venue in the Westerlijke Houthavens district of Amsterdam. The play covers the two years that Anne Frank and her family hide in an attic in Amsterdam, as well as some events prior to their secret life and following their discovery and deportation by the Nazis. The intimate and powerful production not only utilises Anne Frank’s own words from her diary but also plays out against a life-size backdrop of the Frank family’s flat.

New Audio System Adds Excitement at Yager Stadium

03/12/2014 - Project News

USA – With the success of its football program, Miami University began a series of upgrades to Yager Stadium in 2003. The improvements to the 24,286 capacity venue included a new artificial turf playing surface, a broadcast-quality field lighting system and a large screen video scoreboard.

ISE 2016 to become a four day exhibition

03/12/2014 - Event News

The Netherlands - Integrated Systems Events has announced today that its 2016 event will take place over four consecutive days at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam - an increase of one day on previous exhibitions held at the venue.

Truss UK acquire AJB Precision Fabrication

03/12/2014 - Business News

Truss UK Ltd, sister company to Hoist UK Ltd, has announced that effective from 1st October 2014 it has acquired the 100% shareholding of AJB Precision Fabrications Ltd. From this date the combined companies will conduct business together under the name Truss UK Ltd, with their main office located at 2 Wrynose Road, Old Hall Estate, Bromborough, Wirral, Merseyside, CH62 3QD.

Avolites Sapphire Touch rocks Motorhead

03/12/2014 - Production News

UK - Masters of metal Motorhead returned to the UK after the festival season for a limited special run of autumn shows. To kick these dates up a notch, lighting designer Caio Bertti started from scratch, devising a simple yet extremely powerful lighting theme, with an ultra-versatile Avolites' Sapphire Touch console as the ace up his sleeve.

Strictly TV for S+H

03/12/2014 - Production News

UK - S+H Technical Support has supplied specialist draping and ‘soft’ lighting effects lighting to several high profile TV shows recently including Strictly’s Blackpool special as well as for the regular weekly show broadcast from Elstree Studios; the main Children In Need telethon studio; popular talent competition ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ back on air in 2015 after a nine-year hiatus; new ITV talent show ‘Get Your Act Together’ and Bette Midler’s first ever ITV special ‘One Night Only’.

Slipknot Touring World with New Elation Platinum SBX, LED Video and More

03/12/2014 - Production News

USA - Slipknot headlined its own musical festival, Knotfest, on Oct 24-26 at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernadino, California, and then kicked off its “Prepare for Hell” world tour, both using rigs that include Elation Professional’s new hybrid Platinum SBX luminaire along with Elation Cuepix Blinders and a video centerpiece made up of Elation EPT9IP LED video panels.

PLASA Announces 2014 Election Results

03/12/2014 - Business News

UK - PLASA’s month-long elections to determine positions on its European and North American Regional Boards, together with its central Governing Body, concluded at midnight on Wednesday 19 November.

Sound Technology Ltd launches new website

03/12/2014 - Business News

UK - Sound Technology Ltd, one of the UK’s leading independent distributors of musical instruments and professional audio equipment, has announced the launch of its new website.

Adlib Designs & Supplies Sound & Lighting Systems to Liverpool University Venues

03/12/2014 - Project News

UK - Liverpool based technical solutions provider Adlib has supplied audio and lighting design, equipment and installation to three venues run by the Liverpool Guild of Students (LGoS) as part of a major £14 million refurbishment and upgrade project spearheaded by the University of Liverpool.

CADAC LIVE1 live with Paul Carrack

02/12/2014 - Production News

UK - In a "best quality whatever the cost" demand for a new submixer for his keyboard rig, UK singer / songwriter legend Paul Carrack has purchased a CADAC LIVE1 1642 compact console. Carrack, currently in the midst a 55 date touring stint around the UK with his band, recently upgraded his keyboards, including sonic modifications to his beloved Hammond C3, and needed to trade up his mixer to match. His monitor engineer Anton Dunbar was the man charged with finding the new console.

PixelFLEX Wins Parnelli Award for Innovative FLEXCurve LED Screens

02/12/2014 - Event News

USA - One year after releasing the PixelFLEX FLEXCurve at Live Design International’s (LDI) annual tradeshow, the versatile LED rental product capable of +/- 10 degree convex or concave curves won The Parnelli Award for Indispensable Video Technology of the Year.

Ayrton at LDI 2014 Las Vegas

02/12/2014 - Event News

USA - Against Las Vegas’ glittering backdrop, Ayrton’s display of technical innovation on the booth of its exclusive US distributor, Morpheus Lights, shone as brightly at LDI 2014 as in any casino or show on the Strip.

Yamaha Nuage Helps Top Dance Music Producer Rediscover His Music Mojo

02/12/2014 - Production News

Belgium - Initially aimed at the post-production market, Yamaha’s Nuage system is also being adopted by music recording studios and composers, thanks to its fast, intuitive workflow and powerful features. Leading dance music producer Sammy Merayah is one of the latest to invest.

PLASA Announces Winners of 2014 Members’ Choice Product Awards

02/12/2014 - Event News

USA - On November 22, PLASA announced the winners of the 2014 Members’ Choice Awards during the LDI Awards Ceremony. These awards recognized newly released outstanding entertainment technology products. Voting on these awards was open to all employees of PLASA member companies who attended the LDI Tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Leisuretec announce new trade distribution partnership with Mackie

02/12/2014 - Business News

UK - Leisuretec Distribution Ltd has announced a new trade partnership with Mackie, world leader in the development of mixers, monitors, loudspeakers and other professional audio equipment.

New Structural Anchor System

02/12/2014 - Equipment News

UK - ANCA Structural Anchors has launched a revolutionary new Structural Anchor which brings easily certifiable ground anchorage to the temporary structures industry for the first time. The first model, System 2000, is available now.

Flare Audio for LWE and Awakenings at Drumcode Halloween

02/12/2014 - Production News

UK - The techno extravaganza Drumcode Halloween this November saw co-promoters LWE and Awakenings appoint Flare Audio as sound provider for the event, which featured DJs including Adam Beyer, Joseph Capriarti, Len Faki, and Happa.

Outline Welcomes New Appointment

02/12/2014 - Business News

Malaysia/Singapore - As part of its ongoing process of preparing for the next step of growth in the Far East, Outline recently appointed Pan Asia Integrated System as its exclusive distributor for the territories of Singapore and Malaysia.

Busy Show, Best Booth for Elation Professional at LDI 2014

02/12/2014 - Event News

USA - LDI 2014 in Las Vegas lived up to pre-show expectations for LDI Premier Partner Elation Professional with an extremely busy booth, a Best Large Booth accolade and more industry recognition for the award-winning Sniper.

New York Festival of Light Makes a Hit in Dumbo with Clay Paky Supersharpys

02/12/2014 - Production News

USA – The first annual New York Festival of Light (NYFOL) came alive November 6, 7 and 8 after dark in Dumbo, Brooklyn attracting crowds so large that the family event had to turn away people Saturday night. NYFOL utilized numerous Clay Paky fixtures on the main stage under the Archway of the Manhattan Bridge, and Clay Paky’s new Supersharpys created the spectacular Beacon installation at The Pearl Street Triangle.

Clay Paky is ‘perfect fit’ for Nine Inch Nails

02/12/2014 - Production News

This summer saw industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails (NIN) on their first European tour in six years, with an array of Clay Paky Sharpy and Sharpy Wash 330 fixtures delivering striking brightness and moody colours to help bring the band back with a bang.

ETC fixtures take centre stage in all-LED Performing Arts Centre

02/12/2014 - Project News

Canada - Nestled in the heart of the city of Camrose, in Alberta, Canda, is the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre (PAC), a 4,100 sq m multi venue building. Equipped with nearly 100 ETC Source Four LED Series 2 Lustr luminaires – the largest number installed anywhere in the world – the venue earned a prestigious level four Green Globe distinction for its energy efficient building design and commitment to green technology before its doors even opened in October 2014.

grandMA2 travels the US with Fleetwood Mac

02/12/2014 - Production News

The iconic rock band Fleetwood Mac never stops thinking about tomorrow – and planning their next tour to delight fans. For their current "On With the Show" tour a grandMA2 full-size console has been specified by lighting designer/production designer Paul "Arlo" Guthrie.

Fineline Helps Illuminate Tesco for Christmas

01/12/2014 - Production News

UK - Bristol based lighting rental company Fineline collaborated closely with creative design agency Immersive to launch Christmas early at the Tesco’s Metro store in Wigan, which saw a quirky and spectacular visual extravaganza played out in its car park, culminating in the reveal … of the famous Tesco’s Christmas green hat crowning the ‘O’ in the signage.

Capture Argo previsualizes the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

01/12/2014 - Production News

Sweden – Capture Argo was the previz tool of choice at the recent 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta. Over 400 fixtures and a massive backdrop of LED surrounded the stage, bringing light and life to the young performers. Lighting designer Nick Malbon used Capture Argo to previsualize the setup with stunning results.

Harlequin Floors’ Austrian Art & Culture partner wins top award

01/12/2014 - Event News

Austria - Harlequin Floors is delighted that a business co-operation has resulted in arts partner, ImPulsTanz being presented with the prestigious Maecenas Special Recognition Award "Art & Culture for successful engagement and cooperation with business" in Vienna.

Robe is Magnifico in Ljubljana!

01/12/2014 - Production News

Solvenia - Popular Slovenian singer Magnifico gave a special performance at the Križanke venue in Ljubljana, featuring an innovative collaboration with the Serbian Army Orchestra which was completely sold out.

Discover New Worlds with Sennheiser MobileConnect

01/12/2014 - Equipment News

Germany - MobileConnect from audio specialist Sennheiser provides live audio streaming to mobile devices for the very first time. The universal system uses a wi-fi connection to stream lip-sync audio content to the user’s smartphone, which has an app that instantly converts it into a mobile receiver. Applications are unlimited: whether it is in a theatre, a museum, a sports stadium or a company – MobileConnect can be quickly and easily installed and is also cost-efficient in use.

Optoma to unveil new audio range at ISE 2015

01/12/2014 - Event News

UK - Optoma will be larger and louder at ISE, where it will display the widest range of business, education, professional installation, retail and home entertainment projectors than ever before. The 2015 event will also see Optoma unveil its new range of consumer audio products.

Sennheiser still on top for Kylie Kiss Me Once Tour

01/12/2014 - Production News

Pop Princess Kylie Minogue has been touring Europe this autumn before heading back to her native Australia. Sennheiser microphones and in ear monitor systems have played a vital role in Eight Day Sound’s audio production.

W-DMX Debuts the UglyBox MK2

01/12/2014 - Equipment News

Sweden – Wireless Solution Sweden AB has introduced the newest product to its award-winning W-DMX line, the UglyBox MK2. This is a compact new wireless signal tester, which is a valuable tool for users of wireless products, providing proof of a solid signal and piece of mind in the absence of visible cable.