News Archive for February 2014

Extreme lamp brightness from new addition to Platinum range

28/02/2014 - Event News

Guangzhou, China – At this year’s GETshow, taking place in Guangzhou, China, Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands unveils the new MSD Platinum 17 RA system that provides unrivalled brightness from a compact light source. The lamps are specifically tailored to the demanding requirements of the touring/stage industry.

Robe sponsors Karel Abraham for 2014 Moto GP season

28/02/2014 - People News

Czech Republic - Robe has renewed its sponsorship of Czech MotoGP racer Karel Abraham for the 2014 Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix. Abraham kicks off the 2014 season with a brand new Honda bike and lots of positive attitude.

DiGiCo Sweeps the GRAMMY Awards

28/02/2014 - Production News

Los Angeles - Southern California-based live event sound, equipment rental and broadcast audio production specialist ATK Audiotek recently acquired a slew of DiGiCo digital consoles, immediately putting them to work on the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards telecast in Los Angeles in late January. This is the third consecutive year that ATK has relied on DiGiCo consoles for the production of "Music's Biggest Night", with this year's show marking the very first outing for the company's latest purchases.

Multiple Qu-16 Mixers Installed in Olympic Media Centre in Sochi

28/02/2014 - Project News

Russia - Moscow-based AV company, Proton Center, specified six Allen & Heath rackmount Qu-16 digital mixers to be installed in the Main Media Centre at Sochi’s Olympic Park during the recent Olympic Games in Russia.

Chroma-Q Inspire LED Lighting for Sweden’s Famous Rondo Theatre Show Restaurant

28/02/2014 - Project News

Sweden - One of Sweden’s largest ‘theatre show restaurants’, Rondo, has upgraded its house lighting system to Chroma-Q Inspire premium performance, energy-efficient LED house lights, to transform the feel and atmosphere of the popular venue.

New appointment at MGC Spain

28/02/2014 - People News

Valencia - International lighting distributor, MGC Lighting, has appointed Rosa Comba Lopez (pictured) as international sales administrator for their Spanish office in Valencia. Rosa, also from Valencia, will be a key member of the sales team, assisting with order entry, quotations, lamp and LED sales; she will also be visiting customers.

XL Video Creates New ‘Centre of Excellence’ Team for Media Servers

28/02/2014 - Business News

UK - XL Video has announced the creation of a new ‘Centre of Excellence’ for Media Servers and Control Systems. The team, whose expertise will be available to clients of XL Video worldwide, will be led by Christian Dickens, media server and control systems manager at XL Video UK.

Yamaha R-Remote Baroque ’n’ Rolls through The Netherlands

28/02/2014 - Production News

The Netherlands - Yamaha’s R-Remote software was only launched a few weeks ago, but it has already made an impact on audiences in the Netherlands, where a short tour by Holland Baroque Society found it indispensible.

Ayrton Releases WildBeamR at Prolight + Sound 2014

28/02/2014 - Event News

France - Ayrton delights in the creation of unique products to broaden the lighting designers’ palette of fixtures and expand the possibilities of Light in Action. In its continued dedication to the development of powerful and exciting new tools, Ayrton will be releasing three new products for Prolight & Sound.

LightGeist introduces the Badger, the LightStick and the Splodger at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt

28/02/2014 - Event News

Edinburgh - Exhibiting for the first time at Prolight & Sound, LightGeist brings fresh ideas to the show with the introduction of its own brand of cable-free, ‘cloud lighting’. The company will present the Badger, the LightStick and the Splodger for the first time in mainland Europe.

Avolites & Avolites Media unveil new Media Servers and Console Wings at Prolight + Sound

28/02/2014 - Event News

Germany - Avolites and Avolites Media are powering up the latest stable of products to be unveiled at this year's Prolight + Sound. The show promises to be Avolites' biggest presence yet. Avolites and Avolites Media will take their own dedicated stand at Frankfurt - Hall 11.0 Stand D40 - but will also be exhibiting with longstanding friend and partner, Trendco, also in Hall 11.0 B41A.

AV3’s multi-zone design also uses Soundweb site-wide digital networking

28/02/2014 - Project News

UK - A new London West End hotel has opened in Fitzrovia on the site of the former Berners Hotel — a historic building which dates back to 1835.

Immersive creates EPIC 2.0 experience for Eric Prydz dates in the US

28/02/2014 - Production News

USA - Following the success of his 2011 EPIC 1.0 tour, Eric Prydz knew his EPIC (Eric Prydz In Concert) 2.0 shows had to raise the stakes of EDM visuals, and therefore collaborated again with show designers, technical specialists & content creators Immersive to realise a world-class audio/visual sensation.

Do You Think It’s Sexy? Yamaha CL5 Mixes Tonight’s The Night Tour

28/02/2014 - Production News

UK - ‘Juke box’ musicals based on the songs of iconic performers continue to enjoy huge popularity in the UK. Ben Elton’s Tonight’s The Night - The Rod Stewart Musical is currently on a major tour of provincial venues, with a Yamaha CL5 digital console ensuring that the audio production is plain Sailing.

DPA Microphones Turns the Beat Around for Gloria Estefan

28/02/2014 - Production News

Denmark - When seven-time Grammy winner Gloria Estefan belts it out during a live performance, her ear is trained to pick up on any imperfections. That’s why her long-time monitor engineer, Craig Melvin, relies on the precision of DPA Microphones to eliminate noise and capture the natural sound of the live instruments used during Estefan’s orchestra-based performances. To meet these audio requirements, Melvin depends on a combination of DPA 4023 Compact Cardioid Microphones, d:screet 4061 Miniature Omnidirectional Microphones, d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones and d:dicate 4011 Cardioid Microphones.

Designed to shine: LDR’s Astro 200W LED Followspot

28/02/2014 - Equipment News

Italy - LDR has announced a new addition in what up to now is the most complete range of followspot for the entertainment lighting industry. Designed for professionals, it is the Astro 200 W LED.

3000 Elation Fixtures Light Newest Car Models at NAIAS 2014

28/02/2014 - Production News

USA - Elation Design PARs are used to light cars and scenic elements for some of the world’s top car brands at auto shows across North America and this year’s Detroit Auto Show was no exception.

Entec Rocks at Bedales School

28/02/2014 - Production News

UK - Entec’s Sound division renewed its long term acquaintance with Bedales School, supplying a d&b sound system and crew for their annual Rock Concert event, staged in the 340 capacity Olivier Theatre on the school’s picturesque campus in Hampshire.

Elation Professional Set to Shine at Prolight + Sound 2014

28/02/2014 - Event News

Elation Professional is set to light up the world’s biggest trade show for show technology with a host of exciting new technologies optimized for professional stage applications. Join Elation (Stand D68 Hall 11) at the Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt March 12-15, where lighting professionals can experience the newest Elation lighting effects in a special showcase area while getting personal, expert advice from Elation personnel. Special show offers will also be available exclusively at the Elation stand.

DiGiCo's SD5 Wins at Super Bowl XLVIII

28/02/2014 - Production News

USA - For the 82,529 fans that braved forecasts of cold, snowy weather predicted for Super Bowl XLVIII on February 2, Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers delivered an enthusiastic show that was long on great musicianship and killer showmanship. And making sure that show also sounded great were a pair of DiGiCo SD5 digital audio consoles used for both front-of-house and monitor mixes.

PLASA Focus Triumphs in Music City

27/02/2014 - Event News

USA - Packed seminars, busy booths and new product launches confirmed PLASA Focus: Nashville 2014 as an unmissable industry event. Almost 800 attendees headed to the Nashville Municipal Auditorium last week to see over 60 brands that had the latest technology on display.

Sennheiser Launches ADN-Wireless Conference System

27/02/2014 - Equipment News

Amsterdam – Audio specialist Sennheiser presented not one but two new conference systems at the ISE in Amsterdam. In addition to TeamConnect, the complete solution for stress-free telephone conferences, Sennheiser also unveiled ADN-W, the wireless extension of the successful ADN conference system.

Delhi’s Gymkhana Club uses GLD-80

27/02/2014 - Production News

India - Delhi’s famous Stellar Gymkhana Club used an Allen & Heath GLD-80 digital mixer for its prestigious Jashan-e Diwali event. The exclusive members-only club hosted a glittering banquet, and the mixer, supplied by local rental company, Thukral Productions, managed entertainment from several renowned folk musicians.

Clay Paky fixtures create a ‘temple of light’ for Turkvision Song Contest 2013

27/02/2014 - Production News

Turkey – The power of over 200 Clay Paky fixtures was employed to light the first-ever Turkvision Song Contest 2013 in an impressive lighting display that has been dubbed the ‘temple of light’.

Clay Paky brights on 4U Rage Festival

27/02/2014 - Production News

South Africa - When 4U Rage Festival hits KwaZulu Natal at the end of each year, an event aimed at students who have finally completed school, its party, party, party for the next two-and-a-half weeks. At Balito, an estimated 80,000 kids visited the area in December 2013.

Rose.Rabbit.Lie. Establishes a New Paradigm in Las Vegas with Clay Paky Lighting

27/02/2014 - Project News

Los Angeles – Described as a venue that blurs the lines between restaurant, bar, club and show, Rose.Rabbit.Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is the city’s most talked about new “social club”.  Clay Paky lighting plays a key role in the unique venue, which represents a partnership of The Cosmopolitan, Coastal Luxury Management (food and beverages) and Spiegelworld (entertainment). 

By Design Day 2014 – for giving, not forgetting

27/02/2014 - Event News

“We really can't tell you how much this saved our home and family.”

ITEAC 2014 Registration Now Open

27/02/2014 - Event News

Registration is now open for the International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference 2014 with a generous saving available on the Delegate Rate for early bookers.

Pete’s Big TVs Provides LED Video Projection for BET Honors

27/02/2014 - Production News

USA - Video equipment rental company Pete’s Big TVs provided high resolution LED video screens, two Barco 18k projectors, and monitors for the 2014 BET Honors. The seventh annual event, held February 8 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, celebrated the achievements of African Americans in music, literature, entertainment, media, service and education. The show premieres around the world on BET’s international network Feb. 28.

Coda Launches LINUS at ProLight+Sound 2014

27/02/2014 - Event News

Frankfurt - Hall 8.0, Stand J60 at ProLight+Sound will see Coda Audio launching the LINUS10 two channel DSP amplifier.

Immersive Forest of Light for Closing Ceremony of Sochi Winter Games

27/02/2014 - Production News

Sochi, Russia - The closing ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics wrapped up the most expensive games yet with an exquisite cocktail of Russian music, ballet, art, design and literature - plus a witty and inspired sprinkling of self-deprecation. Much of the action took place amongst a dynamic forest of light, which was created and built by set and stage designer, TAIT Technologies, and programmed by creative UK collective, Immersive.

HSL Passes Grammar Test

27/02/2014 - Production News

UK - HSL supplied lighting and a brand new LED product to the highly acclaimed and much anticipated first full production tour by super-hot trip hop trio London Grammar.

ChauvetProfessional Supports The Theatres Trust

26/02/2014 - Business News

ChauvetProfessional, a brand of Chauvet – has announced it has become corporate supporter of The Theatres Trust. ChauvetProfessional will also provide further support to the Trust as sponsor of the delegate lunch at this year’s Theatre Trust Conference, scheduled for 28th April, at the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds.

Le Maitre’s Pyrotechnics & Flames to Feature in Prolight + Sound PRG Events

26/02/2014 - Event News

Frankfurt – Le Maitre has been asked to provide the pyrotechnics as well as flame effects for this year’s PRG Festhalle exhibit at Prolight & Sound. Live shows will take place 18 times a day over the course of the four day exhibition with free entry for all visitors.

Robe Lights Sertanejo Sensation Lucas Ferreira’s Debut DVD

26/02/2014 - Production News

Brazil - Young Brazilian sertanejo rhythm singer Lucas Ferreira - one of the country’s new Sertanejo pop music sensations - staged a huge show in Lençóis Paulista in the outskirts of São Paulo - his birthplace - to film his first ever DVD. The venue was in a charismatic disused warehouse in the industrial district of the city which served as a perfect 'found' space.

Robe Welcomes Chinese New Year in London

26/02/2014 - Production News

UK - This year, Robe was already involved in some of the highest high profile New Year’s shows around the world including Berlin, Las Vegas and New York … and once again its moving lights were right at the centre of the action for Chinese New Year celebrations in London’s Trafalgar Square, featuring an afternoon of onstage entertainment culminating in a massive son et lumière extravaganza finale show to welcome the Year of the Horse.

High End Systems Appoint Grace Audio as Latin America Master Distributor

26/02/2014 - Business News

USA - High End Systems and Grace Audio, Inc. have announced a new partnership that will enable Grace Audio, Inc. to serve as its new master distributor for LATAM (except Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela).

Harman’s Martin Professional MAC II AirFX Light Up Nitro Circus Live

26/02/2014 - Production News

Moscow — Entertaining audiences worldwide, the global Nitro Circus Live tour stopped in Russia and had the hearts of extreme sports fans racing both in Moscow and in Saint Petersburg. The stars of Nitro Circus Live put on a unique and inspiring show for the Russian spectators, with bright effects from Harman’s Martin MAC III AirFX, provided by the rental company Euroshow, adding something extra for the spectacular performances full of power, energy and adrenaline.

Bandit Sales Team Grows

26/02/2014 - People News

Nashville, Tennessee - Bandit Lites has announced the hiring of Andrew Fisher (pictured) as senior systems integrator. Fisher will be assisting with system specification sales, system integrations, and providing client solutions alongside Chris Barbee, Bandit’s global director of sales.

HHB makes UK debut of Avid S6 and wins Avid Partner Award at BVE

26/02/2014 - Event News

London – HHB Communications Ltd. is currently hosting the exclusive UK debut of the new Avid S6 control surface with audio post specialist Scrub at BVE 2014 in Excel on Stand H57.

Jam, mix, record: Sennheiser will have the most interactive stand ever at Prolight+Sound

26/02/2014 - Event News

Frankfurt - Sennheiser is inviting visitors to prolight+sound 2014 to become immersed in sound, participate in hands-on sessions and even perform live at its stand. To showcase its latest solutions, the audio specialist is giving artists the opportunity to experience its technology through their own music and performances: Sennheiser’s evolution stage is welcoming performers who would like to share their talent with a larger public, while the Sennheiser Sound Room is the place to go for singer/songwriters who want to record some of their material with the help of a professional musician and engineer. The Sound Room also provides an opportunity to become one of the first users of the brand-new MK 8 recording microphone. For those interested in turntablism, a dedicated DJ Corner will offer sessions with a pro DJ – and Sennheiser’s new range of DJ and mixing headphones.

Chauvet Professional Sponsors, adds Whimsical Touch to TPi Awards Ceremony

26/02/2014 - Production News

London - Chauvet Professionalsponsored the “Live Production of the Year” and “Favorite Video Company” categories as part of the annual TPi Awards, recently organized at Novotel London West hotel. Additionally, a white London taxi featuring the Chauvet Professional logo was transformed into a photo booth and entertained guests who took turns to have their pictures taken.

DB Audio’s PRO6s Perform For Prince at ‘SECRET’ Electric Ballroom Gigs

26/02/2014 - Production News

Taking it from one of the few remaining venues in London to use an all-analogue system, to one of the highest-spec digitally-lead venues in town, long-established rental and production company, DB Audio, has invested in a pair of MIDAS PRO6 digital consoles for front-of-house and monitor duties at the Electric Ballroom in Camden. Supplied by LMC Audio, the consoles were recently deployed for the first of Prince’s ‘secret’ gigs, held at the historic live music venue.

Philips Selecon LED PL Range Provides Vivid Colours for RADA Plays

26/02/2014 - Production News

UK – London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) staged Harold Pinter's Betrayal and Cole Porter's High Society at the end of 2013 utilising the strong colours and smooth dimming of Philips Selecon's PL range of LED fixtures.

Robin Dibble adds Heavy Weight Application Support to Martin Audio

26/02/2014 - People News

To support its consistent sales growth and to further their credentials within the install space, Martin Audio has recruited the experienced Robin Dibble to the new position of applications engineer.

Eclipse Presentations Adds Hilton London Wembley to List of Serviced Venues

26/02/2014 - Project News

Eclipse Presentations has added the busy Hilton London Wembley hotel to its list of high profile serviced venues in the UK capital.

ARX Releases New Blue DI, Bluetooth DI Box

26/02/2014 - Equipment News

Scottsdale, Arizona – ARXAmerica the USA and Canada distributor for ARX Systems, the Australian based designer and manufacturer of digital and analogue interface and signal processing products, has announced the release of the unique Blue DI bluetooth direct box, a new addition to their popular AudiBox range of precision tools for audio professionals.

Beyonce at The Brits with Blackout

25/02/2014 - Production News

Blackout created a bespoke fabric backdrop for Beyonce as she performed a glittering rendition of her latest single ‘XO’ for the Brit Awards 2014, 19th February at London’s O2.

Frank Turner Preps for Tape Deck Heart Tour at LS-Live

25/02/2014 - Production News

UKSinger/songwriter Frank Turner and his band The Sleeping Souls checked into production rehearsal arena complex LS-Live ahead of their Tape Deck Heart Tour to prepare for six UK shows.

TiMax Teeters Hyper Club on its Leading Edge

25/02/2014 - Project News

China – Guangzhou’s Hyper Club launched in the summer of 2013 and pitched itself as China’s most high-end consumer entertainment venue, with the perfect blend of traditional values and modern culture, anchored in some stunning interior design.

Hannam Back to Take Care of Business

25/02/2014 - People News

Making a big deal about a company’s new branding is rarely newsworthy. But the story behind the re-launch of UK live event health and safety provider Stagesafe is one that could happen to any of us, at any time.

Hoist UK Welcome New Starter to Their Technical Team

25/02/2014 - People News

Hoist UK has welcomed Wayne Ridgeley to its technical team as design/project engineer. Wayne has been in the lifting industry all of his working life, having been previously employed by Aabacus Cranes, The Rossendale Group, Camlok and more recently with Stahl Cranes working predominantly within the explosion proof (ATEX) equipment sector of the industry. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience of standard and specialised lifting equipment, which Hoist UK feel will be a major asset to the company’s growth and development.

PRG Light Durex Embrace Event for Allium

25/02/2014 - Production News

To set the scene for Valentine’s Day and to launch the duo of Durex Embrace sensual pleasure gels Will Glendinning from Allium, a high profile live event company, approached PRG to provide a lighting solution. PRG provided the lighting equipment and crew to lighting designer, Durham Marenghi’s specification to stage a spectacular light show on London’s Southbank on the evening of 13 February, at the Observation Point near the OXO Tower.

Chroma-Q Inspire Fixtures Wash Historic Pieterskerk in Beautiful Colours and Whites

25/02/2014 - Project News

The historic Pieterskerk building in the Dutch city of Leiden recently installed 70 of the new, multi-purpose Chroma-Q Inspire LED fixtures to provide energy efficient, flexible lighting for the former Church's huge nave.

Philips Showline SL NITRO 510s Light Up South Africa's TV, Live Music and Events Market

25/02/2014 - Production News

South Africa – Following the major investment in Philips Showline's high-output SL NITRO 510s by two of South Africa's most established rental houses, Gearhouse and MGG Productions, the super bright SL NITRO 510 strobes have proved a popular choice for some of the country's biggest events.

Sabaton Storms Ahead with Sennheiser

25/02/2014 - Production News

Swedish heavy metal act Sabaton are currently preparing to head stateside in April to join two other bands – American metallers Iced Earth and the Dutch metal band Revamp – for the Worldwide Plagues tour which takes them to all four corners of the US and Canada. Sabaton will be using the tour to support their latest DVD, Swedish Empire Live. Filmed in front of 600,000+ enthusiastic fans at their headlining festival appearance at Poland’s Woodstock festival, Swedish Empire Live captures the band’s high-energy live stage show celebrating the triumph of the human spirit. Sabaton, who perform with a full complement of Sennheiser microphones and wireless systems, will be returning to European soil at the end of May where they will be headlining at some of Europe’s biggest heavy metal festivals.

DPA Microphones Gives Live Performers More Freedom To Move

25/02/2014 - Event News

Alleroed, Denmark – Artists who like the freedom to dance and sing on stage should visit DPA Microphones at Frankfurt ProLight + Sound 2014 (booth 8:C71) for the very latest in headset and miniature microphone technology.

Clay Paky Make the “Perfect” Addition Israeli Interactive TV Talent Contest ‘Rising Star'

25/02/2014 - Production News

Israel – Lighting designer Ronen Najar is utilising the easy to control beam of Clay Paky’s Sharpy Wash 330s to complement the huge video wall used on Israel’s interactive singing contest ‘Rising Star’.

ETC gets set for Prolight + Sound 2014

25/02/2014 - Event News

Frankfurt - ETC is getting ready for this year’s Prolight + Sound trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, 12-15 March, where they will unveil a host of new products.

Robe Announces Acquisition of LiteWare Product Range from GDS

24/02/2014 - Business News

Czech Republic - Robe Lighting s.r.o., has announced the acquisition of the complete range of LiteWare portable battery LED products from UK company Global Design Solutions (GDS).

XL Video Keeps its Cool at ICE exhibition

24/02/2014 - Production News

London - XL Video supplied LED screens for two high profile stands at the 2014 ICE Totally Gaming international business gaming exhibition, which attracted record visitor figures from the world of pro gaming for three days at London’s ExCeL Centre.

CAST Launches the CAST Forum

24/02/2014 - Business News

Canada - CAST of Toronto, Canada, makers of the award-winning products wysiwyg, Vivien and BlackTrax, has launched The CAST Forum. The Forum is open to everyone and aims to serve both CAST product users as well as the entire Entertainment & Event Production Community, it is not just about CAST products. Forum members can post projects, ask questions, get technical support from the Community or just browse to see what others are doing. 

ADB at Prolight+Sound

24/02/2014 - Event News

ADB will be exhibiting on Prolight + Sound in Hall 9 on Stand D50. It will be a great opportunity to discover Liberty, Freedom and Imago new features, Eurorack 60 DimSwitch, Eurodim Twin Tech evolution and the new 2.5kW Fanless Profile.

Rob Mailman Finds Supernatural Success in DiGiCo’s SD5

24/02/2014 - Production News

Las Vegas - Remember the old sound guy adage about knowing what all the knobs and buttons do? As the industry increasingly moves in a digital direction depending more on touch screens than faders and on menus and layers instead of every function being at one’s fingertips, mix engineers like Rob Mailman – who need to move fast and are accustomed to the dedicated control of analog – are searching for digital consoles that offer ease-of-navigation as well as outstanding sound quality. And like Mailman, who has now officially made the move to a DiGiCo SD5, those engineers are increasingly turning to DiGiCo citing the "analog-ness" of the SD interface.

Pulsar Sponsors Cambridge Lighting and Technology Festival

24/02/2014 - Event News

UK - For the second year running Pulsar is sponsoring the Cambridge e-Luminate Festival. Comprising a series of events, workshops, and projections, the festival aims to connect ambitious art with imaginative technology, while shedding new light on low carbon innovation.

LCA Showcase Exclusive Lighting Solutions at BVE London 2014

24/02/2014 - Event News

UK - LCA - Lights, Camera, Action Ltd - a one stop shop offering a huge range of film, television and broadcast lighting equipment, accessories and consumables, will be showcasing the very latest technology solutions from their extensive portfolio of exclusive and other leading brands, at BVE London 2014, Excel (stand A06).

DPA's d:facto Vocal Microphone Wins New Fans

24/02/2014 - Production News

Denmark - Fran Healey, the lead singer of UK band Travis, and Marti Pellow, the lead singer of Wet Wet Wet, are the latest in the growing list of vocalists to switch to DPA's d:facto vocal microphone. In both cases the artists made the change on the recommendation of their live sound engineer, Tom Wiggans.

AC-ET Exhibits Leading Technologies at BVE London 2014

24/02/2014 - Event News

London - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd, a specialist one-stop supplier to the film, television and broadcast studio markets, will showcase a selection of the very latest cutting edge lighting, rigging and video solutions alongside their in-house Express custom cable, custom gel, and lamp services, and other popular consumables available for next day delivery - at BVE London 2014, Excel (stand D20).

Colour Sound Enjoys A Day To Remember

24/02/2014 - Production News

UK - Visuals rental specialist Colour Sound Experiment supplied lighting and projection to the recent UK tour by US rockers A Day To Remember, with a lighting design created by Steve Stemac.

Prolyte Looking Forward to Prolight + Sound

24/02/2014 - Event News

With Prolight + Sound being one of the biggest events of the year for Prolyte, the product managers and marketing team are busy getting everything ready for the show, and with only weeks to the start of the exhibition, Prolyte raises a tip of the veil.

Touchdown: Super Bowl Halftime Show plays along with grandMA2

21/02/2014 - Production News

USA - The Super Bowl Halftime Show always glitters, and Bruno Mars’s and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’s stellar performance at Super Bowl XLVIII was no exception. This year a grandMA2 light took command of the media. Lighting designer Bob Barnhart opted to have "a more rock ‘n roll vibe in the rig than the stylized, choreographed shows that we’ve seen in the past. Bruno wanted this to be more of a live rock show."

Robe Runs with the Best at Sportovek Roku

21/02/2014 - Production News

Czech Republic - The 2013 Sportovec Roku (Athlete of The Year) Awards were staged at the TOP Hotel in Prague, broadcast live on Czech national TV channel CT1 and enjoyed by an audience of 400 guests and VIPs who amassed to honour the very best of Czech athletes present, past and future.

W-DMX Celebrates 10 Years on the Market

21/02/2014 - Business News

Sweden – Wireless Solution Sweden AB’s award-winning W-DMX is celebrating a major milestone – 10 years on the market.

Bookings open for The Theatres Trust Conference 14: Community Theatres

21/02/2014 - Event News

The Theatres Trust’s 8th annual conference, Community Theatres is open for bookings. It takes place on Monday April 28, 2014 at the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds.

France Voices its approval for APG for 3rd season running

21/02/2014 - Production News

France – The Voice is currently one of the world’s most successful reality TV shows. Launched in the Netherlands just three-and-a-half years ago, the reality singing competition has taken the world by storm and is currently aired in over 150 counties. The jewel in the crown for The Voice’s production company, Talpa, came last September when The Voice was presented with a prestigious Emmy award for Outstanding Reality TV at the Nokia theatre in Los Angeles.

Adamson Pushes the Limits at U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix

21/02/2014 - Production News

USA - The 2014 Sprint U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix was recently held at Mammoth Mountain Resort in California. It was the last stop for snowboarders vying for halfpipe or slopestyle spots on the U.S. Olympic team.

Henry V: FocusTrack at the Michael Grandage Season

21/02/2014 - Production News

London - FocusTrack, the leading lighting documentation software, has been helping keep the lighting for Henry V, starring Jude Law, in peak condition during the show’s acclaimed, smash-hit, sold-out run at London’s Noël Coward Theatre.

Vina Robles Amphitheatre, a True Collaboration with 3G productions and d&b

21/02/2014 - Project News

USA - This summer, Paso Robles, California welcomed the Vina Robles Amphitheatre to its city. The brand new 3,300 seat outdoor venue compliments its picturesque surroundings with soft earth tones and classic stone work throughout. In collaboration with Vina Robles Restaurant and Winery, the Amphitheatre will host concerts and live entertainment May through November, promising to combine delicious food, exceptional wine, and intimate live music into a fun community experience anyone will enjoy. Not merely visually appealing, the venue put a high premium on providing exceptional sound and in working with 3G Productions, built a state of the art custom built d&b audiotechnik sound system.

Quad and Wharfedale at Sound & Vision – the Bristol Show

21/02/2014 - Event News

UK - With origins dating back to the 1930s, Quad and Wharfedale are among Britain’s most distinguished audio brands. Both are sharing a suite at this year's Bristol Sound & Vision Show, so if you’re attending tomorrow or over the weekend, make sure you drop by to see their latest launches. The Show is in The Old Vic Suite, Lower Ground Floor, Marriott City Centre Hotel.

1024 Architecture use Clay Paky Sharpys for Innovative Light Installation

21/02/2014 - Production News

French audio-visual art house 1024 Architecture (1024) is utilizing the acute beam of the Clay Paky Sharpy as part of a pop-up 4D scaffold and light sculpture named TESSERACT aka HYPER-Cube.

Robert Juliat TIBO LED Profile Fixtures for New Newsroom at KTMD-TV in Houston

21/02/2014 - Project News

USA - Robert Juliat TIBO 533 75w LED Profile lighting fixtures have been installed in a new newsroom at KTMD-TV by project lighting designer/director Bruce Aleksander. KTMD-TV is the Telemundo owned-and-operated station serving Houston.

Ayrton Releases NandoBeamS6 at Prolight + Sound 2014

21/02/2014 - Equipment News

Germany - Ayrton continues to focus on the development of fixtures that provide lighting designers with powerful and exciting new tools, creating unique products that expand the possibilities of Light in Action.

Andy Walters leaves James Thomas Engineering

21/02/2014 - People News

UK - James Thomas Engineering has announced the imminent departure of its sales manager, Andy Walters, after a career spanning 21 years with the company. Walters, son of the company’s co-founder John Walters, has chosen to take up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join specialist UK model makers, Amalgam.

Three steps to heaven with d&b at Pro light and Sound 2014

21/02/2014 - Event News

Germany - Even if you’re a fan of Lord of the Rings and enjoy nothing more than wading into a thousand pages of densely written text filled with complex words you’ve yet to comprehend; yes even if; you’ll still be pleased to know that the trilogy about to be launched by d&b audiotechnik at Pro Light and Sound on March 12th is no fairy tale. Written with ease of comprehension in mind, the tale is no less enchanting; in a nutshell, assess, ascribe and amplify.

Philips Vari-Lite 3000 Spot brings depth to Disclosure design

21/02/2014 - Production News

UK - Lighting and show designer Will Potts is utilising the versatility and internal speed of Philips VL3000 Spot luminaires to execute his energetic lighting design for electronic music duo Disclosure.

Eclipse AV Joins AVM Impact in Scotland

21/02/2014 - Business News

UK - AVM Impact has announced that the team at Eclipse Audio Visual Scotland Ltd has agreed to become part of AVM Impact with effect from February 2014.

Doughty Engineering debuts Doughty Rail at ProLight+Sound

21/02/2014 - Equipment News

Doughty Engineering will debut its innovative Doughty Rail at this year’s ProLight+Sound show in Frankfurt. The new curtain track, which was designed and produced as a direct result of a customer request, will see Doughty fill a gap in the market by catering specifically for the needs of the semi-professional, and visitors to Hall 9.0, Stand E91 will see the product in action.

Meyer Sound Wins 2014 East Bay Innovation Award for Engineering and Design

20/02/2014 - Event News

USA - California’s East Bay Economic Development Alliance (EDA) has honored Meyer Sound with the 2014 Award for Engineering and Design, recognizing the company’s continuing contribution to the area’s culture of innovation. The awards ceremony was held at Oakland’s Fox Theater on February 13, 2014, coinciding with the 35th anniversary of Meyer Sound’s founding by John and Helen Meyer.

Music Group Appoints Barry Mitchell

20/02/2014 - People News

USA - The Music Group, one of the world’s leading pro audio companies, has announced the appointment of Barry Mitchell (pictured) as the new VP of Customer Management Prosumer Division for the Americas. Barry will be responsible for propelling the Music Group’s groundbreaking prosumer products to the position of market leader by leveraging his extensive market knowledge, along with sales and customer support resources.

CPL Bends It for Maxxis at Autosport International 2014

20/02/2014 - Production News

UK - West Midlands UK video production and rental specialists Central Presentations Ltd. (CPL) supplied projection for two sets of curved screens plus control on the massive Maxxis Tyres stand at the 2014 Autosport International exhibition at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC).

Perkins Joins displayLED as Group Technical Sales Manager

20/02/2014 - People News

The owner of specialist screen consultancy Display Knowledge, Jon Perkins, has joined international video solutions provider displayLED as group technical sales manager.

Tannoy’s market-leading QFlex steerable audio system continues to evolve

20/02/2014 - Equipment News

Tannoy has announced a number of important advances and updates to QFlex, the company’s leading digital beam steering loudspeaker array.

MTJ Upgrades Indonesia’s Stadium Club Lighting with Harman’s Martin Professional Fixtures

20/02/2014 - Project News

Jakarta, Indonesia — Built in the disco era, Stadium Club is one of the largest and oldest dance clubs in Indonesia. For decades, the venue, located in Jakarta, has entertained hundreds of music and dance fans a night with the newest tracks and brightest lights for the ultimate night out. Stadium Club recently underwent a renovation to improve its facilities, which included the installation of numerous Harman Martin Professional lighting fixtures by Monalisa Tunggal Jaya (MTJ).

Eric Prydz EPIC 2.0 Powered by Avolites Ai Media Servers and Sapphire Touch Consoles

20/02/2014 - Production News

USA - EDM man-of-the-moment Eric Prydz is taking the US by storm with his brand new EPIC 2.0 tour featuring 'freeform' lighting design, 3D holograms, and giant, brighter LED-mapping surfaces powered by a mix of Avolites Sapphire consoles and Avolites Media Ai servers.

AC-ET Appointed Exclusive UK Distributor for Luminex

20/02/2014 - Business News

UK - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd have been appointed the exclusive UK distributor for the Luminex range of high performance networking solutions designed for the entertainment industry.

Yamaha CIS Loudspeakers Aid the Art of Composition

20/02/2014 - Project News

The Netherlands - Rotterdam-based Codarts is a university providing professional arts education in music, dance and circus performance. With very high standards to maintain, when the establishment’s composition department needed to invest in new loudspeakers for its classrooms and studios, Yamaha’s CIS series was the perfect choice.

Double Celebration for Brilliant Stages

20/02/2014 - Event News

UK - Brilliant Stages has announced it scooped accolades at two of the industry’s recent annual awards ceremonies.

Feedback and Footfall Confirm Successful Event Production Show

20/02/2014 - Event News

London - Organisers of the Event Production Show, Mash Media has hailed the 2014 Show a resounding success as exhibitor re-bookings stood at more than 40% whilst attendee footfall surpassed the record levels of last year.

Clay Paky Lighting Fixtures Make Luke Bryan’s New Tour

19/02/2014 - Production News

USA – Luke Bryan has rolled out his That’s My Kind of Night Tour, and Elite Multimedia Productions in Nashville is providing Clay Paky A.LEDA, Sharpy and Sharpy Wash lighting fixtures as Bryan once again takes to the road. The popular country artist’s new tour is named after his latest single, which has catapulted to # 1 in the country charts.

XL Video Supplies Cisco Live 2014 in Milan

19/02/2014 - Production News

Milan - XL Video provided a range of video solutions including 60 metre widescreen projection and control, cameras / PPU and crew, together with LED screens and general AV support for Cisco Live 2014 in Milan Italy, working for event producers George P. Johnson.

Robe for TPi Awards 2014

19/02/2014 - Production News

London - Robe once again sponsored the annual TPi Awards with the supply of over 300 moving lights for the 2014 event. Produced by TPi Magazine and Mondiale Publishing and staged at the Novotel West London in Hammersmith, the event honours the technical and creative achievements of the live production / event industry over the preceding twelve months.

GS-R24 Installed in SSR Teaching Studio in Jakarta

19/02/2014 - Project News

Indonesia - An Allen & Heath GS-R24 firewire recording mixer and Pro Tools 10 have been installed in SSR’s teaching studio in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Great Grammy Night for Chauvet Professional Nexus

19/02/2014 - Production News

Los Angeles - Viewers of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards got to see glittering recording stars, plus one of the most remarkable TV commercials in memory, both accompanied by some dazzling light from the Nexus 4x4. Aside from sizzling on the main stage during the award ceremonies with the likes of Beyoncé and Jay-Z, the high-output LED panel from Chauvet Professional shined brightly during the Pepsi Grammy Half Time Show, a two-and-a-half-minute commercial that may have rewritten the book on big event TV advertising.

Capital Sound sets the controls for Australian Pink Floyd Show

19/02/2014 - Production News

UK - Since 1988, The Australian Pink Floyd Show has been taking the tribute act concept to extremes by bringing the aural and visual spectacle of Pink Floyd’s live shows to enthusiastic audiences around the world. The band’s current European tour includes a month of UK dates, which start in mid February, for which Capital Sound Hire is providing the audio system.

Allen & Heath at Pro Light & Sound, Frankfurt 2014

19/02/2014 - Event News

Frankfurt - Allen & Heath (Hall 8.0, Stand C22) will be launching a new addition to its Xone DJ range at Pro Light & Sound in Frankfurt this March, as well as showing the recently launched Qu-24 compact digital mixer and Xone:23 DJ mixer. Also on display will be the ME personal monitoring system, Qu-16 rackmount digital mixer, GLD and iLive digital systems and analogue mixers from the MixWizard4 and ZED series.

Sennheiser ExCels At BVE 2014

19/02/2014 - Event News

London - Sennheiser UK will be showing many key products from its comprehensive broadcast related ranges at BVE 2014, which takes place from February 25-27 at London’s ExCel.

Down in the drums and dust with d&b

19/02/2014 - Production News

South Africa - The late afternoon sun casts a magical amber glow across the surrounding hills, the air is filled with pulsing rhythms; you can taste the fecund African soil on the breeze. At the end of a dusty farm track somewhere in northern South Africa a large group of people are ululating rhythmically to the beat. "Most of the crowd are in their twenties," said Evert De Munnik, "And about all of them are metal heads." Not what you were expecting? No, but then Oppikoppi is not your run of the mill festival.

Gearhouse and Prosound reach landmark deal

19/02/2014 - Business News

South Africa - Two of South Africa’s longest standing players in the South African technical services production industry came together this week to sign a landmark deal within the local event industry.

VirtualXpo launches Vibe!

19/02/2014 - Business News

UK - Introduced to the industry last year, Vibe! from VirtualXpo is now available for download from the Apple Store. This fully functioning trade show demo highlights the many benefits of the Vibe! app, from fingerprint ‘big data’ reporting, to its own TV channel.

Elation Lights Grammy’s ‘Halftime Show’ Pepsi Commercial

19/02/2014 - Production News

USA - Pepsi promoted its Super Bowl halftime show during the 56th annual Grammy Awards January 26 in a memorable two-and-a-half minute commercial that featured past NFL stars and a rig of Elation Platinum Beams and Opti Tri Par lights. Aired halfway through the show on the CBS network, the Pepsi commercial was a hilarious musical spoof with appearances by former NFL stars Deion Sanders, Terry Bradshaw, Shannon Sharpe and Mike Ditka.

Pin Point Lighting Takes Delivery of First Elation-distributed HedgeHog 4

19/02/2014 - Production News

USA - Pin Point Lighting of Aston, Pennsylvania, has taken delivery of the first High End System’s HedgeHog 4 lighting console distributed by Elation Lighting. Pin Point Lighting’s owner, John Duncan Jr., said that the HedgeHog 4 was a logical purchase for his company and that the console fills the need to take care of small to medium size events his company sometimes handles.

QSC Introduces CDN64 Dante Bridge Card

19/02/2014 - Equipment News

QSC Audio Products, LLC has announced the availability of the CDN64 Dante bridge card for the Q-Sys Network Audio platform. The new CDN64 Dante bridge card provides third-party Dante enabled digital audio products the ability to connect and interface with Q-Sys while maintaining low latency.

White Light to Exhibit at Broadcast Video Expo

19/02/2014 - Event News

London - White Light is showcasing new products on Stand D36 at the Broadcast Video Expo next week. Hosted at ExCel London on February 25-27, BVE brings together creative and technical professionals along with manufacturers and distributors from across the video production industry. At this year’s expo, White Light will display products from leading manufacturers including ADB Lighting, Altman Lighting, Chromlech, CORE Lighting, Doughty Engineering, Galaxia Electronics, Lee Filters, Look Solutions, Rosco, and Wireless Solution.

Opus – German Stage Award 2014: prizes go to Mark Fisher and Erich Wonder

18/02/2014 - Event News

Germany - Opus – German Stage Award is to be conferred on two people at Prolight + Sound 2014. Stage designer Erich Wonder, originally from Austria, receives an award for lifetime achievement. In the 'Technical Realisation' category, the Opus is posthumously awarded to Mark Fisher for the realisation of 'The Wall 2013'. Similarly, the 'Jury's Special Award' also goes to the British designer, who died in 2013. The Opus Award will be handed over at Prolight + Sound in Hall 5.0 at 6:30 p.m. on 12 March 2014.

Detroit Auto Shows Benefit from Danley Sound Labs Speakers

18/02/2014 - Project News

Detroit - The roots of the North American International Auto Show, which is held annually in Detroit, Michigan, go back to 1907 when it was strictly a regional venue for America’s nascent auto manufacturers to parade their latest inventions. Flash forward over a century and the event has become one of the largest auto shows in the world, attracting press and enthusiasts from around the globe to the North American auto-making capital, and bringing an approximate $500 million annual boost to the local economy.

Upcoming Seminars by Artistic Licence founder, Wayne Howell

18/02/2014 - Event News

UK - Wayne Howell, inventor of Art-Net and CEO of lighting control specialist, Artistic Licence, will be speaking publicly about various aspects of lighting control protocols on two occasions in the coming months.

Hippotizer Handles 80 Universes at Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show

18/02/2014 - Production News

USA - Over 80,000 fans became animated pixels at the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show featuring Bruno Mars. Five outputs from four Hippo HD Genlock machines controlled the wireless audience LED "display", plus 220 LED Ayrton MagicPanel 602s on the stage. PixMob technology made the audience participation possible, alternatively managed by the lighting desk and Hippotizer control.

MilTec's British built Mini-Map screen now in rental stock

18/02/2014 - Equipment News

MilTec (UK) Ltd recently began production of their new Mini-Map miniature LED screen. The Mini-Map is just 155mm square and has 36 tricolour pixels, controlled via DMX512. Manufactured at MilTec's HQ in Kent, England, each tile has been designed to be deployed quickly and efficiently with Powercon and XLR5 inputs and outputs. A central M10 mounting point provides a wide range of rigging options when combined with Miltec's custom mounting bracket.

Art Deco Theatre Breathes New Life after LED Lighting Upgrade

18/02/2014 - Project News

London – Art Deco theatre the Troxy in east London was struggling to grab the attention of passers-by at night, with very little light emitting the building, suggesting that the theatre was closed. The primary objective of the lighting upgrade was to bring some new life to the exterior of the building; reflecting the same energy present on the inside.

ISCE Members take advantage of Networking and New Product Opportunities at ISCEX 2014

18/02/2014 - Event News

Birmingham - With less than three weeks to go until the ISCE (Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers) ISCEx2014 Exhibition and Networking Dinner in Birmingham, interest is running at a near unprecedented high.

Alliances Provides Audica Professional Sound Quality for First McDonalds in Vietnam

18/02/2014 - Project News

Vietnam - Alliances Integrated Systems has completed the design and installation of an Audica Professional audio system for the first McDonald’s restaurant in Vietnam.

Win a Nomad lighting control kit from ETC at Prolight + Sound 2014

18/02/2014 - Event News

ETC is offering lighting designers, operators and students the chance to win a Nomad controller at this year’s Prolight + Sound show, 12-15 March in Frankfurt.

Robe for Evita in Estonia

17/02/2014 - Production News

Estonia - Swedish lighting designer Palle Palmé returned to the Big House at the Vanemuine Theatre in Tartu, Estonia – one of the country’s most important producing and receiving houses – to light their current production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical ‘Evita’ which plays until May and is directed by Georg Malvius.

China made in Clarity from LSC

17/02/2014 - Production News

Beijing - The Chinese Ministry of Culture recently invited the ‘Viva Vox’ Choir from Serbia to perform in China’s most prestigious venue ‘The Great Hall of the People’ in Tiananmen Square, Beijing. Opened in 1959 the complex was built within 10 months entirely by volunteers for the political meetings and events of the Chinese government. The ‘Viva Vox’ Choir are one of the very few international acts ever invited to perform at the venue since it opened its doors to western music culture less than five years ago.

GDS SM Console Keeps Cast Up to Speed

17/02/2014 - Project News

UK - The Guardian reported in early 2014 that Doncaster's new 'cultural living room' was a bustling, buzzing success story. Funded for the most part by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council this £22 million theatre and arts centre was recently held up by The Stage as ' a triumph of municipal good sense'. Opened in September 2013, Cast replaces the town's old Civic Theatre, which closed in March 2013, with a 620-seat main space, adaptable smaller second space and further dance, drama and meeting spaces. The development of the theatre is part of a wider £300 million scheme to regenerate the urban centre of Doncaster and if the early evidence of its popularity is anything to go by, it stands every chance of vindicating the Authority's bold move to pursue such a project in tough economic times.

Bandit - LED North America Introduce Evolutionary LED Sports Lighter

17/02/2014 - Equipment News

Nashville, Tennessee - Bandit Lites has formed a partnership with LED North America and is introducing an evolutionary new product into the world of arena sports lighting.

5 Star has new Fix8tion

17/02/2014 - Production News

UK - Show technology, control and integration specialist the FIX8 Group is absolutely delighted with its latest purchase of flight cases from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire based manufacturer 5 Star Cases, and this brings their total now to over 60 5 Star built cases.

USITT Announces 2014 Theatre Architecture Awards

17/02/2014 - Event News

USA - A performing arts center in Hawaii, Seabury Hall Creative Arts Center on the island of Maui, will receive USITT’s highest architecture award, the Honor Award, while three other venues – the SFJAZZ Center and the Bing Concert Hall in California and the Jerome Robbins Theater in New York --will receive Merit Awards for 2014.

ARRI Hosts Nebraska & Monuments Men Event

17/02/2014 - Event News

Berlin - Reflecting its long-running association with the Berlin International Film Festival, ARRI recently hosted a well-attended Berlinale event at the city’s famous Hotel Adlon with cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC, who recently used ARRI ALEXA cameras and the ARRIRAW format to shoot the anamorphic feature films Nebraska and The Monuments Men.

Avolites Expands U.S. Rep Network with C.L. Pugh

17/02/2014 - Business News

USA - Avolites’ U.S. importer and distributor, Group One Ltd., recently named Ohio-based C.L. Pugh & Associates, Inc. as its newest independent manufacturer’s rep firm for the brand. The announcement came from Brad White, Group One’s national sales manager for Avolites, to whom the firm reports.

DiGiCo brings the ballads to Malaysian audiences

17/02/2014 - Production News

Malaysia - Renowned globally for its rainforests, wildlife, tropical climate, Formula 1 Grand Prix, the world’s tallest twin towers and their famous skybridge, it is lesser known in the Western world that Malaysia has a long tradition of male and female vocalists who become superstars across eastern Asia. Playing in their home country guarantees sold-out stadiums, with DiGiCo consoles bringing their ballads to thousands of fans.

QSC Announces Next Generation Q-Sys Enterprise Cores

17/02/2014 - Equipment News

QSC Audio Products, LLC has announced that the next generation of Q-Sys Enterprise Cores will be available in late Spring 2014. Doubling the processing capabilities of the models they supersede (Core 1000 and Core 3000), the new Core 1100 will provide up to 256x Q-LAN network audio Flex-channels, while the Core 3100 will provide up to 512x512 fixed Q-LAN network audio channels.

dbn Designs and Installs Dynamic Lighting at Albert Hall

14/02/2014 - Project News

UK - Manchester based lighting and rigging specialist dbn has designed, supplied and installed a highly effective production lighting rig for the Albert Hall in Manchester … a fabulous new 2000 capacity venue in a charismatic former Methodist meeting hall dating back to 1910 in the heart of the city.

Robe is a Greatest Hit for Laura Pausini World Tour

14/02/2014 - Production News

Italian based lighting and show designer Francesco de Cave has a penchant for sculpting fluid, imaginative and stylish shows and this very much underpins his lighting and visual design for the current "Greatest Hits" world tour by singer and international superstar Laura Pausini which is no exception.

Alcons Audio USA adds AVA Audio Video Associates to rep force

14/02/2014 - People News

USA - Alcons Audio, Dutch manufacturer of the evolutionary Pro-Ribbon based loudspeaker systems, has recently hired AVA, Audio Video Associates, independent rep firm. AVA covers the mid-western plain states regions including Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa and southern Illinois. Headed up by Ben Shipman, AVA is one of the premier rep firms in its region representing other well-respected brands such as DiGiCo consoles.

Adamson Systems Backbone of Indochine Black City Tour

14/02/2014 - Production News

Europe - The second half of the Indochine Black City tour kicked off with sound reinforcement once again provided by Adamson E15 and E12 line arrays and T21 subwoofers. The first half of the tour deployed the same Adamson system.

Andy Cotton Production Manager of the Year

14/02/2014 - People News

London - The 2014 TPI Awards Dinner, held at Novetel West, Hammersmith, London on February 10, recognises those who have achieved the very best in practices, standards and status in the World of Live Events and Productions.

CAST BlackTrax and Trinity Fellowship Church to present ‘Lights. Camera. Tracking!’

14/02/2014 - Event News

USA - Appealing to large-scale event and production professionals, Paul Braile, BlackTrax expert at CAST BlackTrax Ltd and Michael Wells, executive director of operations at Trinity Fellowship Church, Texas will present the ‘Lights. Camera. Tracking!’ seminar at PLASA Focus: Nashville 2014 at room Mezzanine 27 at The Nashville Municipal Auditorium, TN from 12:00 to 13:00 on Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 February.

New Monthly Product Spotlight Sessions from White Light

14/02/2014 - Event News

UK - Product Spotlights from White Light are designed to give attendees brief and to-the-point information in convenient hour-long sessions. At each session, White Light staff will present two or three products and the technology behind them.

Movecat V-Motion Series Variable Motion Powerpacks

14/02/2014 - Equipment News

Germany – Movecat V-Motion Powerpacks are designed for the operation of controlled drives such as VMK-S C1 chain hoists, VMW-S Entertainment Winches or comparable drives. The objective was to create an exceptionally flexible, mobile solution combining the finest in operational performance with the highest degree of operational and functional safety and service-friendliness.

Pangaea ultra-luxury club chooses Outline

14/02/2014 - Project News

India - Located in Delhi’s Ashok Hotel, Pangaea is the latest addition to the numerous world-famous exclusive clubs owned by Michael Ault, a pre-eminent club operator with almost 25 successful years in the nightlife industry and more than thirty nightclubs operating in key markets such as New York, Miami Beach, Los Angeles, Bermuda, Sao Paulo and Marbella.

Le Maitre to Preview New “Salamander Quad Pro” at Prolight & Sound

14/02/2014 - Event News

UK - Le Maitre – leaders in pyro, smoke, haze and flame technology will be previewing another new flame machine on their stand at Frankfurt this year, the Salamander Quad Pro – big brother to the Salamander launched at last year’s Prolight + Sound.

ISE 2014 Attracts Record Attendance

13/02/2014 - Event News

Amsterdam - After attracting more than 50,000 registered attendees for the first time in its history from 4–6 February, Integrated Systems Europe has further cemented its reputation as the world’s most popular event for professional AV and electronic systems integration. The final total attendance of 51,003 surpassed even the organisers’ own most optimistic expectations, with Europe’s recovering economies and a record 952 exhibitors helping to fuel attendee growth of 15% over last year’s figure of 44,151.

Electrosonic Upgrades Audio and Video Systems in Texas Spirit Theater

13/02/2014 - Project News

USA - The Bullock Texas State History Museum in downtown Austin recently contracted Electrosonic for a complete audio and video systems upgrade and reprogramming of its 190-seat 4D Texas Spirit Theater. The upgrade prepares the theater for the November premiere of the short film "Shipwrecked", which will support a new exhibition on the excavation of the barque La Belle, which sank off the Texas coast in 1686.

Yamaha Announces Changes within Commercial Audio

13/02/2014 - Business News

Yamaha Music Europe has recently undertaken changes to its marketing, sales and technical support within the European Commercial Audio organisation, which sees the creation of new positions to underpin Yamaha’s strengthening position in the installed and live sound markets.

Kanye's LD John McGuire Tours With HES Hog 4 Package

13/02/2014 - Production News

USA - As lighting designer for Kanye West, Deadmaus, Daft Punk and many others, Bionic League's John McGuire has had opportunity to work with every instrument and control platform on the market, but says he 'always comes home to the Hog'. For Kanye's latest tour and numerous fly dates, McGuire employs various members of the Hog control family, from a mobile Hog 4PC setup all the way to the flagship Hog 4 desk. The versatility of the range is perfect for the wide range of shows the LD tackles annually. Production Support for the tour was through VER, with the consoles and control supplied by Bionic League.

Bandit Lites and Mark Carver Light Stellar Awards

13/02/2014 - Production News

Nashville, Tennessee - The world of Gospel music convened in Nashville under the illumination of Bandit Lites’ gear for the 29th Annual Stellar Awards, the premier Gospel event that recognizes and honors African American artists. Daytime Emmy Award-winner Sherri Shepherd and Ricky Smiley hosted the event at the Metro Nashville Municipal Auditorium on January 18.

Midas Wins 2 Major Awards at NAMM 2014

13/02/2014 - Event News

USA - Midas’ new M32 and PRO1 Digital Mixing Consoles received the highly-coveted Pro Sound Web / Live Sound International "Best In Show" and "Reader’s Choice" awards respectively at this year’s NAMM show in Anaheim.

Bruno Mars delivers record-breaking halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVIII with Sennheiser

13/02/2014 - Production News

USA - The stars aligned during Super Bowl XLVIII on the evening of February 2 as Bruno Mars delivered an unforgettable halftime performance to a record-breaking broadcast audience of 115.3 million viewers – the largest in Super Bowl history. For the duration of the performance, Bruno Mars sang through his Sennheiser SKM 5200 handheld transmitter, coupled with an MD 5235 dynamic microphone capsule, ensuring crisp and detailed sound for millions of fans around the world.

Harman’s Martin Professional Fixtures Showcase Versatility, Illuminating Residential Property

13/02/2014 - Project News

USA - Inspired by the exterior illumination on Philadelphia’s Mann Center for the Performing Arts, a York, Pennsylvania resident recently pursued his own professional lighting solution to brighten his hilltop property. Walking into local lighting integrator Production Express, Inc. unannounced, this customer aimed to illuminate massive trees lining the driveway approaching his home with a professional solution. Harman’s Martin Exterior 100 lighting fixtures were installed to meet the customer’s high expectations.

MilTec celebrates 1000 Batten2s in rental stocks

13/02/2014 - Equipment News

UK - MilTec (UK) Ltd started the New Year celebrations by delivering their 1000th LEDHead Batten2 into UK rental stocks. The recipient of the 1000th unit is Push Hires Ltd, based in Eastbourne. Push Hires are part of Push Studios Ltd.

DAP premium and Daily Cases from Highlite

13/02/2014 - Equipment News

UK and The Netherlands - With the huge assortment of flight cases on the market today, Highlite is able to offer its customers a flight case for virtually every product and application. However, as there's always room for expansion, Highlite is now introducing the Daily Cases.

RML and Celtic Connection

13/02/2014 - Production News

UK - As leading moving light suppliers, Richard Martin Lighting (RML) are constantly finding ways to adapt and renew their business strategy to continue provide first class service for its customers.

The Fly Awards – with RML

13/02/2014 - Production News

No.1 monthly magazine ‘The Fly’ celebrated their 15th birthday last week by hosting their first Awards ceremony at the Kentish Town Forum. Started back in 1997 by the team behind The Barfly, Camden - the Awards nights celebrates the best innovators, risk takers and true originals of modern music.

Yamaha Enhances Versatility of R Series I/O Units with R Remote Software

13/02/2014 - Equipment News

As an integral part of the acclaimed CL series digital mixing system, Yamaha’s R Series I/O units have been widely praised for their pure and natural sonic quality, their Dante audio networking capability and remarkable flexibility. That flexibility has now been further enhanced with the new R Remote software application for Windows.

Barstow Street Reopens with New Community Sound System

13/02/2014 - Project News

USA - After a major revitalization project, the city of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA, reopened Barstow Street in early September 2013. At the heart of Eau Claire’s historic downtown area, Barstow Street is home to retail stores, restaurants, a theatre, churches and the Eau Claire Children’s Museum. The revitalization project included brick-lined sidewalks, attractive street lighting, trees and other greenery. The project also included a new sound system with Community Distributed Design Series loudspeakers to provide music and announcements for the city’s frequent parades, fairs and holiday celebrations.

EN54-certified Electro-Voice system for new French cycling complex

13/02/2014 - Project News

Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France - Along with soccer and rugby football, cycling is one of the most popular sports in France. This accounts for the creation in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (south west of Paris) of a magnificent new cycling complex. Two years in construction at a cost of some 74 million euros, the new centre was officially opened on January 30. The heart of the complex is formed by the Vélodrome National – a 4,000-square-meter multi-function hall with a cycle track. In addition to major national and international sporting events, the 4,800-seater hall is destined to serve also as a venue for trade fairs, conventions and concerts.

Robe Has a Voice in Germany

13/02/2014 - Production News

Germany - Robe moving lights were once again specified by lighting designer Manuel da Costa for the most recent series of the popular TV singing contest, The Voice of Germany (VOG). The series was recorded at Studio Berlin and produced jointly by a Dutch/German collaboration between Taipa and Schwartzkopff TV. It was broadcast on Pro7 and Sat 1 channels where it was again a big hit with viewers.

Painting With Light Goes Platinum with Holiday on Ice

12/02/2014 - Production News

Celebrating its 70th anniversary with a brand new ice spectacular, ‘Platinum’, the high speed grace and drama of Holiday on Ice hit the road for two years with a stunning lighting and video design crafted by Luc Peumans of Belgium based creative media practice, Painting With Light.

PLASA Announces Publication of Two Rigging Safety Standards

12/02/2014 - Standards News

Two of PLASA's standards related to theatrical rigging safety have been revised and approved by ANSI as American National Standards. ANSI E1.21 for temporary outdoor structures and ANSI E1.4 for manual counterweight rigging systems and are now published and available for free download at

Yamaha MTX3 Helps Deliver Signature Sound at London’s Royal Academy Of Music

12/02/2014 - Project News

When Autograph Sales & Installations was recently commissioned to install a new audio system at the Royal Academy of Music’s historic Duke’s Hall, they needed a ‘heart’ that delivered a challenging combination of optimum audio quality, flexibility and comprehensive wireless remote control at a competitive price. A Yamaha MTX3 matrix processor was the answer.

Sponsors Confirmed for PLASA Focus: Nashville 2014

12/02/2014 - Event News

USA – PLASA Focus: Nashville 2014 looks set to be bigger and better than ever with over 60 exhibitors confirmed and organisers PLASA Events reporting a 20% increase in visitor registrations over the debut PLASA Focus: Nashville event, of July 2012. This year’s show is returning to the same venue, the Nashville Municipal Auditorium, on February 18 – 19, 2014.

CIE-Group Adds 2N NetSpeaker Audio-over-IP to Range

12/02/2014 - Equipment News

CIE-Group has added the 2N NetSpeaker Audio-over-IP System to its growing product portfolio.

New BS 7909 Course Introduced at Backstage Academy

12/02/2014 - Standards News

UK Event production skills training centre Backstage Academy has announced its new BS 7909 course. The two-day course is aimed at people working in the entertainment and events industry who want to gain an understanding of temporary electrical systems.

David Hughes Joins Backstage Academy as Work Placement Manager

12/02/2014 - People News

UKBackstage Academy has recruited David Hughes (pictured) as work placement manager to develop opportunities for its students and build upon its links with the live events production industry.

Chauvet Illuminates Blackpool’s Christmas Ball

12/02/2014 - Production News

UK - Arranpaul, Blackpool and the Fylde’s largest sales, dry hire and full production company deployed its recently inflated Chauvet inventory to Blackpool’s Christmas Ball, which this year returned to its rightful home at one of the UK’s most iconic venues, the 3500-capacity Empress Ballroom in Blackpool’s Winter Garden.

DPA Microphones Bring Added Clarity To David Gray's Vocals

12/02/2014 - Production News

Alleroed, Denmark – Leading singer/songwriter David Gray has become the latest in a long line of vocalists to discover the benefits of DPA Microphones' new d:facto vocal microphone.

London’s Half Moon Converts Fully to Flare

12/02/2014 - Project News

The Half Moon, one of London’s longest running and most respected independent live music spots, is the latest venue to install a fully specified system from Flare Audio, and the first to use the brand new SM15 Stage Monitors and V15C 15” high SPL point source loudspeakers. Additional low frequency energy is supplied by Q218 ultra sub cabinets and the revolutionary flat panel SB21, which won the 2013 PLASA Award For Excellence.

Teamplayer: grandMA2 welcomes KHL Kontinental Hockey League All-Star Game in Slovakia

12/02/2014 - Production News

The Kontinental Hockey League All-Stars Game 2014 was recently hosted in the Slovnaft Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia. It marks the midway point of the Kontinental Hockey League's regular season, with many of the league's star players playing against each other in a charity match of Western against Eastern players. Team players for both teams are chosen in public votes by fans, KHL managers, journalists and coaches of both selections. The final score of the match was West / East 18:16.

China Celebrates Mao Zedong’s 120th Birthday with its Largest Ever 3D Pixel Mapping Project

12/02/2014 - Production News

Beijing, China – On 26 December 2013, China celebrated the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People’s Republic of China. For the occasion, Shaoshan Runze Orient Group created China’s largest-ever outdoor 3D pixel mapping project, immersing audiences into China and Mao’s shared history through vivid imagery. To ensure the best possible image quality and a smooth project flow, Shaoshan Runze Orient Group used 42 ultra-bright premium projectors provided by visualisation technology leader Barco.

Midas Mixes Up the Marketplace

11/02/2014 - Equipment News

Midas has launched a new competitive price plan for their award winning PRO Series digital mixing consoles. A price reduction of up to 30% provides system integrators and rental/production providers more incentive to specify and purchase the legendary PRO Series consoles for their everyday, pro-audio applications.

Wacken on the Waves

11/02/2014 - Project News

Germany - Free tattoos and an almost unlimited supply of beer; it must have been a happy ship, if not the most sober. But then cruise liners these days seem to offer something for everyone, even those who delight in body piercing and only remove the bolt through their neck at bed time. The brain child of Holger Hübner and Thomas Jensen, founders of Wacken festival, the apogee of metal for the masses, Mein Schiff 1 was to be ‘heavy on the high seas'.

PRG supplies Lost & Found Orchestra at the Casino de Paris

11/02/2014 - Production News

Paris - After the global success of their unique take on rhythm and physical theatre, Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas have taken the Stomp concept to a new level. Where Stomp creates rhythm with everyday objects, The Lost and Found Orchestra transforms everyday objects into a plethora of invented instruments. LFO recreates every section of a symphony orchestra, using musical saws, bottles, whirly toys and traffic cones.

Mylene Farmer’s Stage Design Reinvented with Harman’s Martin Creative LED Video Products

11/02/2014 - Production News

USA - Harman’s Martin products took centre stage and attempted to outshine Mylène Farmer on her 2013 Timeless Tour in a hitherto unseen combination of conventional and creative LED video products. The tour management team worked with Alabama Media to create a state of the art stage design with Martin LED video products.

XC-5 Adds Pizzazz to Britney Spears' Spectacular Las Vegas Show

11/02/2014 - Production News

Las Vegas - When Britney Spears’ new Las Vegas revue Britney: Piece of Me opened at the end of last year, leading production designers Baz Halpin and Chris Nyfield of Silent House Productions invested it with a typically dynamic and versatile set.

Nothing Impossible for HSL with James Arthur

11/02/2014 - Production News

UK - 2012 UK X-Factor winner James Arthur has had a roller-coaster rise to stardom in the last 12 months, with his first full production tour kicking off two days into the new year complete with a stylish production and lighting design by Andy Hurst and lighting equipment supplied by Blackburn based HSL.

Strictly Come Mixing: Yamaha Steps Up to the Cha-Cha-Challenge

11/02/2014 - Production News

Fans of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing are flocking to a 21-date live UK arena tour to see seven celebrity dancers and their professional partners show off their moves on stage. Four Yamaha digital mixers are ensuring that the sound is, as judge Craig Revel Horwood might put it, "Fab… u… LOUS!"

ETC Source Four LED Shines New Spotlight on 1960s Scandal with PRG

11/02/2014 - Production News

London - A new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical in London has introduced audiences to two innovations: the story of Stephen Ward, who was at the centre of a political scandal in the 1960s, and a huge lighting rig that includes 65 ETC Source Four LED luminaires specially purchased by dealer PRG.

First HOG4 UK Training Course of 2014 a Success

11/02/2014 - Standards News

UK - The first HOG4 UK Training Course of 2014, run by AED Distribution UK Ltd. and held on January 28-29, was well attended by an enthusiastic group of lighting designers, lighting operators and live visual designers and operators. Held at the LH2 Rehearsal facility in Park Royal, London, AED Distribution UK as the master distributor for High End Systems in the UK, provided once again a full complement of HOG4 Family consoles that the participants could get hands-on with. Each person was able to enjoy their own console for the free two-day course under the expert guidance of Frank Schotman, AED Distribution light and rigging product specialist, along with Colin Wood, who is now the UK-based HOG4 trainer and product specialist, working as part of the new AED Distribution UK team.

Niclen Adds Elation Platinum Moving Heads and EPV LED Panels to Inventory

10/02/2014 - Production News

Germany - The biggest dry hire company in Germany, Niclen Moving Lights Systems GmbH, has added Elation Platinum Beam 5R Extreme moving heads and EPV762 MH high resolution LED moving head video panels to its extensive inventory of lighting and video products.

Robe Gets a Taste for Chef Games

10/02/2014 - Production News

Israel - A new reality TV series, Chef Games, has just made its debut on Israeli TV’s Channel 2 with lighting designed by Dakar Azulay. The show was recorded in Studio 5 of the Globus Group Studio complex in Jerusalem, produced by German based Constantine Entertainment, and lit with the help of Robe ROBIN MMX WashBeams and ROBIN LEDWash 1200s which were instrumental to Azulay’s design.

wysiwyg wins big at Super Bowl XLVIII

10/02/2014 - Production News

Toronto, Canada - Millions of viewers worldwide had their eyes on MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday, February 2 watching as the NFL’s Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks battled it out for the title of Super Bowl XLVIII champion. While the game itself left Denver fans a bit bored, the halftime show proved to be the most exciting part of the day. Super Bowl XLVIII was the most watched television program in U.S. history with 111.5 million viewers while the halftime performance was the most watched in the history of the Super Bowl drawing in a record 115.3 million viewers, passing the record 114 million who watched Madonna perform two years earlier.

Eclipse Celebrates Australia Day in London

10/02/2014 - Production News

UK - Eclipse Presentations designed, produced, specified and co-ordinated all the technical production elements for a high profile gala dinner and awards event right at the hub of the 2014 Australia Day celebrations at the Australia House consulate in London.

Danley Enters Column Speaker Market with SBH-10 "Skinny Big Horn"

10/02/2014 - Equipment News

USA - Danley Sound Labs broke into the house of worship market by skirting convention with its patented Synergy Horn and Tapped Horn technologies and is currently taking the sporting arena market by storm by one-upping line arrays with its unique Genesis and Jericho Horns. The recipe is easy to explain but almost impossible for anyone without Tom Danley’s unique acoustics background to pull off:

Black Light Lights Up Scotland’s 2013/14 Hogmanay Party

10/02/2014 - Production News

UK - Scotland is well known as the ‘home of Hogmanay’ and its New Year celebrations are among the most high profile in the world. Underlining its long involvement with these prestigious events, Black Light played a key role the 2013/14 Hogmanay celebrations by providing lighting equipment to locations across the country.

Store DJ Appointed as Australian Distributor for Allen & Heath Xone

10/02/2014 - Business News

Australia - Soundbay Pty Ltd, trading as Store DJ, has announced its appointment as the exclusive importer and distributor for Allen & Heath’s Xone DJ Series in Australia.

Elation Platinum Beams Light Spike TV's VGX Video Game Awards

10/02/2014 - Production News

USA - While awards were presented and world premiere video games showcased in an intimate indoor setting at Spike TV’s VGX Video Game Awards in downtown LA in December, rain showers stopped just in time for live performances on an outdoor stage that was outfitted with 40 Elation Platinum Beam 5R moving heads.

Renegade Designs and Supplies Lighting for London Collections Men

10/02/2014 - Production News

London - Leading UK fashion lighting designer Nick Gray of creative practice Renegade once again brought his own style and flair to the 2014 London Collections Men (LCM) AW14 event which has become the highest profile platform for top brands in menswear – from the classically chic to the dangerously different - who flock to London for the biannual event.

Q-BAR Sibu installed with NEXT-proaudio system

10/02/2014 - Project News

Malaysia - Next Integration Engineering, the NEXT-proaudio´s distributor in Malaysia, recently designed the sound system for Q-BAR, located in Sibu, an island town, Sarawak, east Malaysia.

TSL Lighting welcome Martin Locket

10/02/2014 - People News

TSL Lighting has welcomed Martin Locket as a business strategist. Martin, through his company Visible Spectrum, will be supporting MD Sam Tamplin and his team in developing and growing the range of services offered by TSL and the market sectors they are active in.

White Light Supplies Prince’s Trust Invest in Futures Gala

10/02/2014 - Production News

London - For the second year in a row White Light was chosen to supply lighting equipment and production services for the Prince’s Trust Invest in Futures gala dinner, held on February 6 in central London. The event welcomed about 200 guests including HRH The Prince of Wales, Joanna Lumley OBE, Rob Brydon, Jerry Hall and Tom Hardy to the Savoy Hotel for a dinner reception and performance from Bryan Ferry.

Ready for the future: trust.rental invests in the new MA VPU

07/02/2014 - Production News

Germany - trust.rental has just increased its rental stock with six MA VPUs plus MK2 (Video Processing Unit) and two MA VPU lights and thereby enlarged its amount of MA Lighting products. The German service provider for media and control technology also offers service and training for all products in its rental stock. In the recent past the company was involved, together with its holding company trust.event engineering GmbH, in some well-known projects like the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev and X-Factor Pan Arabia in Beirut.

KHL All Stars get The Pointe

07/02/2014 - Production News

Getting the razzmatazz right for any show requires imagination, flair and the application of technology … and for the mood setting sequence that precedes the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)’s All Stars exhibition matches, this is almost as important as the actual ice hockey!

Mark Carver and Bandit Light Texaco Country Showdown at Ryman

07/02/2014 - Production News

Nashville, Tennessee - The historic Ryman Auditorium held the 32nd Annual Texaco Country Showdown, where the five regional champions from across the country competed to win the $100,000 grand prize. Bandit Lites worked with lighting designer Mark Carver for the event, which was held January 16 and hosted by country music superstar, LeAnn Rimes.

Harman’s Martin Professional Young Lighting Designer Contest 2014

07/02/2014 - Event News

Aarhus, Denmark - Harman’s Martin is to offer global lighting designers a place in the race to become the hottest up-and-coming young lighting designer. To enter, captivated LD’s can program their ultimate show to a music track of their choice and submit a recording to the Martin Facebook contest page.

Kling & Freitag expands ProRental series

07/02/2014 - Equipment News

Germany - In time for Prolight + Sound from March 12-15, Kling & Freitag is presenting new speaker systems, which complete the GRAVIS and NOMOS ranges of the ProRental series.

Andy Collier - Unsung Hero Award Winner

07/02/2014 - People News

London - The ABTT sponsored Unsung Hero Award, part of The Stage Newspaper’s annual Awards, was presented posthumously to Andy Collier.

XL Video Supplies 2014 National Television Awards

07/02/2014 - Production News

London - XL Video supplied a large high definition LED screen, media server control, projection relays and screen management for the hugely popular 2014 National Television Awards, hosted by Dermot O’Leary at London’s O2 Arena. The 2014 NTAs has been hailed as one of the best to date.

Panasonic delivers AV equipment to Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

07/02/2014 - Project News

Sochi, Russia – Panasonic has supplied the largest quantity of security cameras in the history of the Olympic Games and the largest amount of LED large screen displays by area ever for the Olympic Winter Games.

Audio Research Introduce the CD6 CD-DAC

07/02/2014 - Equipment News

The success of the Reference CD9 has shown that music lovers continue to embrace their compact disc collections while adding new digital sources like computer audio to their music systems. With that in mind, Audio Research has introduced the solid-state CD6 CD-DAC. Combining a super high-resolution compact disc player with a super high- resolution digital-to-analog converter in one compact chassis, the CD6 is a perfect fit for modern music playback.

Robe Helps to Transmit the Message in Iglesia Centro Familiar de Adoración

07/02/2014 - Project News

Paraguay - Since 2003, pastors Emilio and Bethany Abreu dreamed about building a church in which to hold services for more than 20,000 people in Asunción, Paraguay … and in 2009 their dream came true with the Iglesia Centro Familiar de Adoración (CFA).

Liz Hobbs Group announces new Commercial Director

07/02/2014 - People News

Following a very successful 2013, Liz Hobbs Group (LHG) has announced that it begins in 2014 with a new commercial director. Caroline Sheppard (pictured) has been promoted from the position of head of events into this newly created role.

International Firsts from Clay Paky at ProLight+Sound

07/02/2014 - Event News

Italy - Successfully launched at PLASA 2013, the Clay Paky B-EYE is turning up with other surprises at ProLight+Sound. B-EYE has now become a comprehensive product line including: B-EYE K20, B-EYE K10, B-EYE K10 Easy and B-EYE K10 CC.

LITEC at Donoma Sound Theater and Food

07/02/2014 - Project News

Italy - The name of Donoma derives from the word that symbolizes the advent of light after darkness. It is a venue of approximately 1,400 sqm, capable of accommodating 1,000 people and divided into two communicating complementary areas: the restaurant that becomes a real ballroom after dinner, and the Theater that features special scenes and lighting effects.

Chroma-Q Color Force LEDs Provide Mighty Output for RSC's Richard II

06/02/2014 - Production News

The theatrical grade dimming and incredible colour palette of Chroma-Q’s Color Force 72 premium performance LED battens were utilised by lighting designer Tim Mitchell to provide precise control, dramatic colour changes and subtle intensity for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) recent production of Richard II, which received rave reviews from UK critics.

Joe Keul joins Kling & Freitag team

06/02/2014 - People News

Hanover - On February 1, the Kling & Freitag team was strengthened by the arrival of Joe Keul (pictured). In close cooperation with team members Christoph Lohrer, Thomas Jacobs and sales manager, Lars Heinrich, Joe will be immediately available as an additional contact person for interested parties and clients of Kling & Freitag in Germany.

Practical Panel Sessions set for Production Area

06/02/2014 - Event News

London - As registration continues to increase ahead of next week’s Event Production Show (February 11 – 12), visitors can be assured everything they need to plan and deliver successful events will be available under the roof of Earls Court 2.

Harman’s Martin Dynamic Digital Media Façade for Danish Industry in Copenhagen

06/02/2014 - Project News

Copenhagen - Harman’s Martin Professional, Kollision and Transform Architects have completely refurbished the exterior of the Confederation of Danish Industry building in Copenhagen, which now boasts a beautiful façade, highlighted by an ever-changing LED media surface for a more engaging and emotional presence.

Harman’s Martin LEDs Enhance Customer Experience at Iconic BMW World

06/02/2014 - Project News

Germany - As one of Munich’s most popular attractions, BMW World is a unique and extremely important showcase for the premium automaker. Whether visiting BMW World as a tourist or there to pick up a brand new car, BMW World offers an extra-ordinary brand experience to customers. Today, BMW World features an eye-catching Harman Martin colour illumination on the outside of the building – a dynamic lighting scheme that has now been extended indoors as a daylight solution.

Einstein & Sons Intelligently Invests in Avolites Media Ai Media Servers

06/02/2014 - Production News

Germany - Design, programming, and lighting/video direction experts Einstein & Sons has chosen to boost its arsenal of innovative visuals engines by investing in Avolites Media's industry-leading Ai Media Servers.

DiGiCo doubles up on power at ISE with new D2-Raca

06/02/2014 - Event News

Amsterdam - Stand 7-K175 at ISE2014 has seen UK digital solutions manufacturer DiGiCo introduce its D2-Rack.

Allen & Heath GLD Installed in Californian Church

06/02/2014 - Project News

USA - Now in its tenth year, the Mosaic Church in Rockland, California, recently completed a renovation of its sanctuary, which included upgrading the existing sound system with an Allen & Heath GLD-80 mixer and an AR2412 remote audio rack. Situated in a strip mall amongst RV and Auto Dealerships along with a Fitness Centre, the Church presented a challenging acoustic environment.

Pixel Projects Global plans continue at rapid pace

06/02/2014 - Business News

UK - Towards the end of 2013 London based intelligent technology integrator Pixel Projects announced their Global expansion plans were underway. With a significant number of clients overseas Pixel Projects chose to create a unique offering within the AV industry with a group made up of seven locally registered entities under the same ownership. The offices are located in London, New York, Dubai, Moscow, Rio, Singapore and Lagos. All staff are employed directly by Pixel Projects with no outsourcing, ensuring consistency, streamlining and standardising of business practices.

Robe Speeds Up for Autosports Live

06/02/2014 - Production News

UK - Robe moving lights helped ramp up the drama, excitement and adrenaline for the 2014 Autosports Live Action Arena in Hall 5 at Birmingham UK’s National Exhibition Centre as part of the three day 2014 Autosports International exhibition staged by Haymarket Events.

Product in the Spotlight from Prolyte

06/02/2014 - Equipment News

The Netherlands - Prolyte Group has commenced a new series of product news, called "Product in the Spotlight". It will be dedicated to existing products, which, for whatever reason, deserve more detailed attention. This series will be repeated on a monthly basis.

Dizzy Gosnell and Leonard Cox Celebrate 20 Years at Bandit

05/02/2014 - People News

Nashville, Tennessee - Bandit Lites recently held its Annual General Meeting to commemorate the previous incredible year, discuss the upcoming goals and plans for 2014 and honor those in the Bandit family who displayed outstanding and diligent workmanship.

Adamson Presents Point Concentric Series At ISE 2014

05/02/2014 - Event News

Amsterdam - Adamson Systems are featuring the Point Concentric Series, a range of passive, coaxial loudspeakers designed for both installation and rental markets, at ISE 2014 in Hall 7, Stand H235.

Stress-free meetings with Sennheiser TeamConnect

05/02/2014 - Equipment News

UK – The new Sennheiser TeamConnect offers exceptional simplicity for stress-free audio conferences. The audio specialist is launching its all-in-one audio meeting solution for corporate and government facilities at Integrated Systems Europe in Amsterdam.

Clay Paky B-EYE: a Massive Debut

05/02/2014 - Equipment News

Italy - Only a few days after its official launch, everyone was talking about it! The video of the Clay Paky demo show at PLASA in London last October clocked up over 10,000 views in the first 24 hours. Curiosity for the new B-EYE was huge, also thanks to the dynamic advertising campaign that accompanied the launch with its "bee-concept" presentation. Lighting professionals recognize a really innovative product when they see one and immediately catch on to the wide range of new creative possibilities it offers for their projects.

Clay Paky with Maroon 5

05/02/2014 - Production News

UK - 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.

Harlequin Launch new series of Public Service Information

05/02/2014 - Business News

UK - Harlequin has turned to infographics to convey statistical information in an easy-to-understand graphical format to communicate important facts about dance floors.

Harman’s Martin Professional M6: more than just a Lighting Console

05/02/2014 - Event News

Amsterdam - Martin Professional’s new M6 is a state-of-the-art lighting console that functions as a highly advanced visual control surface. Designed to control everything from conventional and moving lights to the most advanced media server, the M6 has been designed for today’s demanding multimedia shows and tomorrow’s challenges.

QEII Conference Centre Invests in Seven Qu-16 Digital Rackmount Mixers

05/02/2014 - Project News

UK - London’s QEII Conference Centre recently added seven Allen & Heath Qu-16 digital rackmount mixers to its inventory of AV equipment. An upgrade to existing analogue mixers, the Qu-16s are installed in self-contained portable AV racks, which can be used in any of the event spaces in the venue.

Christie Shows commercial grade full HD flat panels at ISE

05/02/2014 - Event News

Amsterdam Christie is debuting its new 65-inch flat panel digital display solutions at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) show in Amsterdam from February 4-6. The affordably priced, LED edge-lit Christie FHD651-T and Christie FHD651-P have a thin profile – just 2.7-inches deep for the touch (T) and 2.1-inches deep for the non-touch (P) version – making for easy installation and complementing any setting with their elegant design. Both commercial-grade LCD flat panels have the reliability and image quality needed for meeting rooms, classrooms and digital signage in corporate spaces, museums, education facilities, houses of worship, theatres, and hospitality and retail environments where conveying the message with bright, brilliant images for long time periods without interruption is essential.

d&b unveils column expansion

05/02/2014 - 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.

Movecat VMK-S chain hoists - Series II

05/02/2014 - Equipment News

The fully dynamic Movecat BGV C1 chain hoists of the VMK-S Series II represent the current industry top standard for scene transformations involving the overhead movement of loads, say the manufacturer.

Pixel Projects penetrate Hospitality Market with a VIP talk at HTE 2014

05/02/2014 - Event News

After the successful collaboration with Kelly Hoppen MBE for a model hotel suite at this year’s Sleep event, Pixel Projects is set to continue with its growth in the Hospitality sector.

Outline GTO C-12 powers largest music concert in Africa

05/02/2014 - Production News

Lagos – "The Experience", an interdenominational gospel concert organized by The House on the Rock Church, went live again on December 6 last year at Tafawa-Balewa Square in Lagos with the theme "Heaven on Earth".

MultiTouch launches MultiTaction iWall as Ultimate Interactive Videowall Solution

05/02/2014 - Equipment News

MultiTouch Ltd. has announced the launch of MultiTaction iWall, a 5m x 2.5m turnkey interactive videowall solution comprising 12 x 55" ultra-thin bezel MultiTaction displays with 24 megapixel resolution. Making its debut at ISE 2014 in Amsterdam, MultiTaction iWall has been designed as the ultimate interactive solution for corporate spaces and other high value locations. Inspiring users to collaborate, communicate and explore, it boasts all the unique features of MultiTaction technology – including unlimited simultaneous touch, IR pen and object recognition, 200 fps tracking and Enriched Reality.

Record numbers and new emphasis on content for ISE 2014

04/02/2014 - Event News

Amsterdam - As ISE 2014 prepared to open its doors today, over 950 exhibitors were putting the finishing touches to their stands, helping to ensure that the 11th Integrated Systems Europe will be not just the largest tradeshow for professional AV and systems integration ever held in Europe, but also the brightest and the busiest.

European Launch for New Yamaha new MG Series Mixing Consoles at ISE 2014

04/02/2014 - Event News

Amsterdam - Integrated Systems Europe 2014 sees Yamaha give a European launch to a brand new generation of MG series compact mixing consoles, first seen at NAMM in January. Developed in response to user requests, the new MG mixers have been completely redesigned, considerably enhancing the facilities offered by the series, whose level of reliability and performance have made it an industry standard.

Yamaha Launches New Installation Products at ISE 2014

04/02/2014 - Event News

Amsterdam - Yamaha Music Europe GmbH is showing several new products for the installation market at Integrated Systems Europe 2014, which takes place at the Amsterdam RAI between February 4-6.

BlackTrax accelerates global audio presence with Christopher Jenkins, BISBY Corporation

04/02/2014 - People News

Toronto, Canada - Recognised globally for its multi-award winning technology, innovation and development as well as customer support, realtime tracking technology creator CAST BlackTrax Ltd is set to accelerate and increase its international presence over the next few months in the audio world. To drive this forward, effective 22 January 2014 BlackTrax has appointed Christopher Jenkins to be general manager, BlackTrax Audio. The newly formed division’s mandate is to focus on increasing market share and presence by leveraging its advanced 3D and spatial audio applications and installations with BlackTrax. Jenkins is president and CEO of BISBY Corporation, located in Agoura Hills, CA.

DynaGlide from Hall Stage

04/02/2014 - Equipment News

UK - After many years working with motion control and winch installations Hall Stage are highly experienced in the field of stage flying, lifting systems and motorised curtain operations. The full range of DynaGlide hoists are designed to share many similar components and control elements, making the practical & economical for venues of any scale.

Panasonic presents end-to-end Visual Solutions at ISE

04/02/2014 - Event News

Amsterdam - Panasonic’s ability to supply an end-to-end, fully integrated visual solutions system is demonstrated across an impressive 400sqm booth at ISE, which also presents new technology that will shape the future of professional display.

Chauvet DJ Provides “Smooth Touch” At Dubai’s Hottest New Club – Boutiq Ultra Lounge

04/02/2014 - Project News

Dubai, UAE — When you open a new club in one of the most upscale hotels in one of the world’s most sizzling nightlife cities, it had better be something special. The experienced team that launched the Boutiq Ultra Lounge in Dubai obviously understood this, which is why they scoured a couple of continents, drawing inspiration from the hottest night spots in the US and Europe before they opened their club. It’s also why they retained the services of LD Michael Meacham of iDesign Productions in Miami who used Chauvet DJ fixtures to create a special look in club’s VIP lounge.

Elation Lighting Works Magic on Ehrlich Brothers German Tour

04/02/2014 - Production News

Germany - Lighting plays an especially important role on live illusion shows and dynamic lighting from Elation Platinum Series moving heads are working their own magic on German illusionists the Ehrlich Brothers’ current tour. “Ehrlich Brothers Magic” is a one-of-a-kind show and with 60 cities on the schedule is the biggest tour ever by a magic act in Germany.

Star Events Win Three-Year Windsor Contract

04/02/2014 - Production News

UK - Following a rigorous competitive tendering process, Star Events Group has announced a three year contract to supply all of the East Ringside Hospitality Facility requirements for the Royal Windsor Horse Show (RWHS) at Windsor Castle, for the period 2014 to 2016.

The right tools for the job! DiGiCo launches T and B software videos

04/02/2014 - Equipment News

If you have ever wondered how DiGiCo’s application specific software extensions work, two newly released tutorial videos make it even easier to find out.

Doughty Engineering helps improve health and safety at The Lights in Andover

04/02/2014 - Project News

UK - The Lights, a contemporary venue in the heart of Andover in Hampshire, recently underwent a renovation project to improve health and safety for stage light rigging, and called upon one of Doughty Engineering’s main UK distributors, Hawthorn Theatrical Ltd, who knew exactly what kit to install.

Martin Audio Appoints Weingaertner for International Role

04/02/2014 - People News

Germany - Martin Audio has confirmed the appointment of the experienced Andreas Weingaertner as its new international account manager.

Christie set to debut exciting new products at ISE 2014

04/02/2014 - Event News

Amsterdam – Christie is exhibiting in Hall 1, Stand H50 at ISE 2014. The company is showing a number of exciting new products across 500 sq. metres of interactive zonal space, making their presentation unmissable.

Liz Hobbs Group win bid to deliver Telford T-Live 2014

04/02/2014 - Production News

UK - Liz Hobbs Group (LHG) has announced a new partnership with T-Live as the official production management company for the event.

LaCie to Give UK Premiere of The World’s Fastest Portable Storage at BVE 2014

04/02/2014 - Event News

UK - LaCie has announced that the world’s fastest portable storage device, the Little Big Disk Thunderbolt 2 will make its UK debut on stand N55 at BVE 2014, taking place at Excel in London from February 25-27. The new light-weight (620g) device fits in the palm of the hand and makes it possible to stream and edit 4K and 3D video footage whilst on set, or on location with speeds of up to 1,375MB/s.

White Light Brings Latest Exclusives to Event Production Show

04/02/2014 - Event News

UK - White Light is headed to the Event Production Show February 11-12 at Earls Court 2 in London to showcase the latest lighting and effects equipment for the events industry. The company will feature new products from CORE Lighting, JB Lighting, and ArKaos Pro on stand G50.

Elation at PLASA Focus Nashville: Quality Time, Quality Products

04/02/2014 - Event News

Nashville, USA - Elation Professional invites lighting professionals to the intimate environs of PLASA Focus Nashville and Booth 429 for the opportunity to talk in depth with qualified Elation personnel and get a more thorough look at Elation’s line of versatile lighting and control solutions. Join the Elation team February 18-19 at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium where the Elation staff will be happy to demo the latest products.

Lots of bells and whistles: grandMA2 joins Luke Bryan

04/02/2014 - Production News

USA - Luke Bryan has rolled out his "That’s My Kind of Night Tour", and Elite Multimedia Productions in Nashville is providing grandMA2 consoles as Bryan once again takes to the road. The popular country artist’s new tour is named after his latest single, which has catapulted to # 1 in the country charts.

Max Lindsay-Johnson Appointed Community International Sales Manager

04/02/2014 - People News

USA - Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced the appointment of Max Lindsay-Johnson as international sales manager. Lindsay-Johnson has over 20 years of marketing, sales and business management experience in the pro audio industry. In his new role, Lindsay-Johnson is tasked with ensuring the continued growth of the company’s international sales.

Moscow’s Gogol Theatre re-opens as the Gogol Center with Uniline from APG

04/02/2014 - Project News

Moscow – Following many months of renovation work, Moscow’s famous Gogol Theatre has been reborn as a modern, multipurpose cultural complex called the Gogol Center. Housed in an old railway station in the centre of Moscow that has been completely stripped back and redesigned, the theatre plays on its original architecture to create configurations and set designs as original as the shows it hosts.

Showtech to Unite with Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt from 2015

03/02/2014 - Business News

Germany - The idea of uniting the two globally leading trade fairs for event and stage technology under one roof has kept popping up again and again. Now, the time has come: Prolight + Sound and Showtech will merge and take place concurrently in Frankfurt from now on. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH, the organiser of Showtech, and Messe Frankfurt just reached an agreement to that effect.

Robe for ‘India Is Polio Free’ and ‘End Polio Now’ Campaigns

03/02/2014 - Production News

India - India commemorated the remarkable milestone of three years with zero Polio cases in January 2014 with the “India is Polio Free “campaign, staging seven special events in major cities across the country - Mumbai, Delhi, Agra, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Jodhpur and Bikaner - on the same day. In each of these cities, prime historical monuments were projected on to and lit using Robe moving lights and LED fixtures.

S+H Receives first 100 Square Metres of New Lightweight Glux 3.9mm HD LED Screen

03/02/2014 - Production News

UK - Ilfracombe, Devon based drapes, starcloth, LED and visual effects specialist S+H has  taken delivery of its first batch of 100 square metres of Glux’s new 3.9 IDsnC high definition LED screen modules, which will join its existing extensive inventory of LED technologies and special effects available for rental and all types of special project installations.

Duran Audio at ISE 2014

03/02/2014 - Event News

Duran Audio BV was acquired by Harman International in October 2013, and it has been announced that Intellivox products will now be on show at the Harman booth at ISE. In addition to the products Nick Screen, Hans Nijssen, Steffan Lewis and Sandra Serrano from Duran Audio will also be present at the show.

A Buzz around the B-EYE

03/02/2014 - Production News

UK - 2014 looks set to be the year of the B-EYE, the latest innovation from the Clay Paky stable of moving light fixtures. The design and effect possibilities of the K20 and its smaller sibling, the K10 are best seen when the lights are in action; even a thorough study of the written documentation doesn’t really seem to quite do them justice.

Medialon Introduces LonCloud and Overture at ISE in Amsterdam

03/02/2014 - Event News

Medialon has announced LonCloud (, a new web service to monitor critical data of audiovisual installations equipped with a Medialon Controller. Critical data, such as lamp hour usage of video projectors or video server operations, are permanently monitored by Medialon Controllers. Now it is possible to regularly send snapshots of those values to the LonCloud service where users can monitor the data in real time and set up thresholds to send alarms to technicians so they can act before equipment fails.

Elation Platinum Beams on Broadway with A Night with Janis Joplin

03/02/2014 - Production News

New York - Lighting designer Justin Townsend (Here Lies Love and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) specified Elation Platinum Beam 5R moving heads for the Broadway musical A Night with Janis Joplin playing at the Lyceum Theatre in New York and was delighted with the fixtures.

ARRI Now Taking AMIRA Orders

03/02/2014 - Equipment News

Munich – ARRI has announced that pricing has been set for its new documentary-style camera, AMIRA, and orders have begun to be taken. Customers can choose from a wide range of feature and accessory options to build their ideal package.