News Archive for November 2015

CyberHoist II automates huge parcan rig for Kanye West

30/11/2015 - Production News

USAXLNT's CyberHoist II system has automated an incredible 415-strong parcan rig on hip hop giant Kanye West's headlining set at Arizona's Summer Ends festival.

Selfridges’ Astrolounge Takes Off with White Light

30/11/2015 - Production News

UK – Selfridges is one of the most famous department stores in the world. Situated on Oxford Street, in the heart of London’s shopping district, the store is also renowned for its extravagant Christmas décor. This year is no exception and as part of the annual celebrations, an Astrolounge has been created in order to provide customers with cosmic gifts along with out-of-this-world experiences. Having worked with Selfridges on numerous occasions, White Light was asked to provide the production support on this ambition project.

ETC Gio helps Nuremberg Theatre on its way to Beijing

30/11/2015 - Production News

China – Travelling to a foreign country can be daunting enough for a travelling show – and even more so when it’s thousands of miles away, when they need an interpreter all the time. But ETC and their Chinese dealer YiDaShi made sure everything went smoothly for Germany’s Staatstheater Nürnberg – or Nuremberg State Theatre – performance of the Arthur Miller play Death of a Salesman.

DiGiCo consoles are a new (Meyrin) Geneva convention

30/11/2015 - Project News

Switzerland – As the multi-purpose Théâtre Forum Meyrin (TFM) in Meyrin, Geneva approached its 20th anniversary, its management felt that it was the right time to give its main theatre space an audio upgrade. Two DiGiCo SD5 consoles form the centrepiece of the new system.

SGM LED for Intimissimi On Ice

30/11/2015 - Production News

Italy – Award-winning lighting designer Bruno Poet felt privileged and inspired when offered to work in Verona Arena with the spectacular live show Intimissimi On Ice. At the same, this was his first opportunity to deploy SGM’s LED luminaires in his creative design.

Robe Helps Save Pigs in Goteborg

30/11/2015 - Production News

Sweden – “Spargrisarna kan rädda världen” (Saving Pigs Can Save The World) is the newest revue style production being staged at the well-known Lorensbergsteatern in Goteborg. Produced by Kulturtuben, four actors deliver blisteringly witty and intelligent political satire and critiques of topical issues at breakneck speed, backed by an experienced and great sounding ten-piece orchestra.

First Exhibitors Confirmed for Showlight 2017

30/11/2015 - Event News

With 18 months to go until Showlight 2017 takes place in the beautiful Italian city of Florence, the first exhibitors have already confirmed their attendance.

NEXT-proaudio installed at Patio Luanda in Angola

30/11/2015 - Project News

A new sound reinforcement system has been installed at Patio Luanda. This important restaurant is a very well-known space located in the city of Luanda which hosts a big variety of events such as weddings, corporate events as well as live music activities.

Avolites Titan and Ai celebrate a 'Fineline' festivals year

30/11/2015 - Production News

UK Bristol-based entertainment lighting hire and event production specialist Fineline Lighting is celebrating an amazing 2015 using Avolites Titan consoles, dimmers, Ai servers and TitanNet Processors on some of Europe's biggest festivals.

Britannia Row Productions at the MOBOs

30/11/2015 - Production News

UK - Twenty years since it first appeared, these days the annual Music of Black Origin (Mobo) Awards stride confidently across the nation, regularly stepping into new venues with aplomb. Following London, Glasgow and Liverpool in in the three previous years, the 2015 event took place at the Leeds First Direct arena on 4th November. The first visit to Leeds, the spectacular show lacked nothing in the way of presentation, as production manager for the event, Rob Smalldon, explained.

Major Lazer Tour with Flexible Video Package from PRG XL Video

30/11/2015 - Production News

UK - Following on from their successful run of festival shows across the summer, when Major Lazer confirmed their Autumn UK tour, they contacted PRG XL Video to supply a flexible video package of LED pods, DJ booth and screens across a variety of venue sizes.

Penn Elcom Online Goes Live!

27/11/2015 - Business News

Global flightcase hardware and 19 inch racking manufacturer Penn Elcom has launched Penn Elcom Online, a brand new all-encompassing online portal offering a comprehensive and convenient sales outlet for over 4000 product lines.

dbn adds lighting magic for Wales Millennium Centre Celebrations

27/11/2015 - Production News

UK – dbn Lighting from Manchester collaborated in another exciting, innovative and off-the-wall production with producers Walk The Plank to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the landmark Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay, Wales. dbn’s Stephen Page was asked to design lighting for the spectacle, staged outside along the main concourse approach to the Centre.

BMFLs on the Runway at New Zealand Fashion Week

27/11/2015 - Production News

The chic, the cool and the beautiful rocked up in Auckland to check the latest, greatest and most innovative Kiwi fashion trends and catch the insatiable buzz of New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) 2015 at the main show-space in the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre (VEC) located in the city’s vibrant Waterfront area.

GLS Celebrates 20 Years

27/11/2015 - Event News

UK – Southampton-based lighting rental company and newest member of the growing HSL family just celebrated 20 years at the sharp end of the pro lighting and entertainment technology industry.

Blyth Fireworks and Lighting Spectacular 2015

27/11/2015 - Production News

UK - DTS Raptors and Evo fixtures for the first time bring the skies of Northumberland alive with stunning results. With an 18,000 strong crowd awaiting the eruption of the local fireworks, they also for the first time waited with anticipation for this year’s spectacular lighting display. Five DTS RaptorS were mounted not only on a large commercial vessel but on the ship's helicopter pad to enable the production of aerial displays never seen before in Blyth. Another landmark of the town’s harbour was illuminated for the event; Blyth’s old historical lighthouse was reinstated with the help from a single Raptor. Full advantage was taken of the limitless pan rotation to create an unforgettable sight. Back on firm ground the DTS Evo fixtures delivered stunning effects across the bow of the ship and along the Starboard side of the covering the ships metal structures with rotating gobos and colours. The Evo fixtures suited perfectly for this job, providing brilliantly bright and crisp beams.

Top industry speakers revealed for PLASA Focus Glasgow

27/11/2015 - Event News

UK – PLASA Focus Glasgow 2016 returns to the SECC with another distinguished seminar programme that will deliver two days of free pro-audio and lighting presentations discussing the latest technologies for the live entertainment technology industry.

Powersoft Shakes Things Up as 'Xperience The Power' Showcases World's Most Powerful Subwoofer Technology: M-System

27/11/2015 - Event News

USA Recently, Italian amplifier manufacturer Powersoft 'shook things up' with four exclusive in-person listening sessions in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The presentation and listening experience, which astounded an A-list of invitation-only attendees from live sound, systems integration and loudspeaker manufacturing markets on the west coast, heralded the next generation of Powersoft's Class D amplifiers and moving magnet linear technology. After a thorough explanation on the science behind the technology, guests were treated to a room-shaking, ear-opening experience as M-System took centre stage.

Powersoft K3s provide the 'punch' for Ningbo EVER Club

27/11/2015 - Project News

China – Located in the prominent business district of Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, EVER Club is fast becoming the city’s ultimate party destination. In order to set itself apart from the diverse throng of crowded lounge bars and night clubs around it, EVER Club prides itself as a unique fusion of both – serving a broader demographic than just the affluent urban crowd.

Robe Supports Yaron Abulafia’s Book Launch at The Royal Opera House

27/11/2015 - Event News

UK – Robe continued its support of lighting designer Yaron Abulafia’s authoritative book, “The Art of Light on Stage – Lighting in Contemporary Theatre” published by Routledge, with a UK launch at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.

Sennheiser Delivers Pristine and Reliable Audio as 49th Annual CMA Awards Reach 13 Million Viewers

27/11/2015 - Production News

USA – At the 49th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on 4th November, Sennheiser’s wireless systems and microphones were well represented among performers and presenters with 83 microphones in play during the evening. Miranda Lambert, who sang through her go-to Sennheiser SKM 2000/MMD 935-1 wireless transmitter and capsule combination, scooped up her sixth consecutive ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ award.

Avolites Tiger Touch II controls 'cinematic' lighting for Suede

27/11/2015 - Production News

UK Lighting designer Jip Nipius controlled the lighting for a special 'cinematic' two-part show by English rockers Suede at London's Roundhouse in November using an Avolites Tiger Touch II for the first time.

A little Unusual magic

27/11/2015 - Production News

UK – Production manager Matt Towell is no stranger to working with Unusual Rigging, having worked together on numerous West End shows. So when Matt was brought on board to manage magician Dynamo's first tour, he naturally decided to sprinkle a little Unusual magic into the mix.

Arena Group Serves Up an Ace for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals

27/11/2015 - Production News

UK – Building on its long-standing relationship with organisers ATP & AEG, Arena Group returned to provide temporary events overlay and interior design to the prestigious Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, 15th- 22nd November 2015.

Cirque du Soleil Sama-Sama Live Experience enabled with W-DMX

27/11/2015 - Production News

Wireless Solution recently participated in the performance Sama-Sama – Live Experience for Cirque du Soleil. The project invites the audience to immerse themselves in a parallel universe where they will follow the story of a mysterious community known as the Samis, who have built a unique space for creativity and inspiration, bringing people together through the joy of creation in a way never experienced before. They call this place Sama-Sama, which means 'together' in Filipino.

Doughty continues to invest in new machinery to meet customer demand

27/11/2015 - Business News

UK - Doughty Engineering has invested in a new CNC saw at its Ringwood headquarters as the company continues to look at effective ways to increase production and meet customer demand for its products.

Clay Paky B-EYEs Light Up New Miranda Lambert Tour

27/11/2015 - Production News

USA – Country superstar Miranda Lambert is back on tour with Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20s lighting the way.

ETC announces new management roles in Italy

27/11/2015 - People News

ETC Italy’s Daniele Peroni and Davide Gabbani have moved into new management positions, following the untimely passing of Fulvio Cotogni, ETC’s long-time regional manager for Southern Europe and the Middle East. Peroni will step into the role of south west Europe regional sales manager, while Gabbani will take on the title of south east Europe regional sales manager.

A One + GTO C-12 = A-Okay

26/11/2015 - Project News

India – Planned by famous French architect Le Corbusier and capital of two of India’s state governments (Punjab and Haryana), Chandigarh (The Beautiful City) hosts the headquarters of key rental company A One Global Entertainment, which recently purchased a GTO C-12 line array by Italian manufacturer Outline.

The Cove Church Harbors L-Acoustics Kara(i) and Kiva Arrays

26/11/2015 - Project News

USA – Over the past 17 years, The Cove Church has increased its membership to 5,000 congregants, in the process expanding to five regional campuses and a constantly growing number of neighbourhood locations. But what ties them all together is Pastor Mike Madding’s sermons, which are broadcast and streamed from the church’s Mooresville, NC main location each week.

Danley and AVE Make Music at American Reformed Church

26/11/2015 - Project News

USA – Way back in 1955 American Reformed Church held its first service with just thirty families in the lovely city of Luverne, located in the extreme south-west corner of Minnesota. After decades of steady growth, the now vastly-larger congregation recently completed construction on a new 800-seat state-of-the-art worship centre. Twin Cities-based Audio Video Electronics (AVE) signed on to the project mostly after the facility layout was planned and designed. The architect for the project was Architecture Inc, based is Sioux Falls, SD with Derrick Knight, Derrick Knight Acoustics, as acoustician.

Solaris Mozarts Highlight Mötley Crüe Drum Coaster

26/11/2015 - Production News

Featured on the current Mötley Crüe “final” world tour is Tommy Lee’s Crüecifly overhead drum kit 'coaster', highlighted by 24 Solaris LED Mozarts. The Mozarts, mounted on the underside of the drum riser, are the perfect 'eye-candy' to highlight Lee’s solos as he rolls high in the air on an elaborate 'roller coaster' of truss.

Ian Anderson’s Jethro Tull Rock Opera Lit with Bandit Lights

26/11/2015 - Production News

USA – It was last year in Italy while touring with Jethro Tull, singer-songwriter and frontman Ian Anderson began to toy with the idea of a stand-alone show around the real life exploits of the band’s namesake. Using lighting provided by Bandit Lites, lighting designer Mark Wheatley took his knowledge of Anderson’s lighting preferences (no haze, no ‘mad flashing lights’ and dislike of followspots) to complement Jethro Tull – The Rock Opera, which features both earlier hits and newly written songs.

Underworld Puts the SSL L500 Centre Stage

26/11/2015 - Production News

UK – Influential British electronic dance act Underworld has chosen a Solid State Logic L500 as performance tool for its live tours. The console joins founder-member Rick Smith on stage as a fast, versatile, creative instrument, allowing him to combine old-school dub mixing techniques with the best in performance technology.

World's oldest theatre newspaper The Stage shakes up iconic design

26/11/2015 - Business News

The world's oldest theatre publication, The Stage, marks the completion of a raft of improvements on November 26, 2015, with a relaunch of the weekly in print.

W-DMX Demonstrates Green Practices at Lights in Alingsås

26/11/2015 - Production News

Sweden – W-DMX by Wireless Solution once again played an important role in the recent Lights in Alingsås event. The event is Northern Europe’s largest lighting workshop in public spaces, this year attracting a record 87,622 visitors.

AV Stumpfl shortlisted for three InAVation Technology Awards

26/11/2015 - Event News

The Netherlands – The revolutionary AV Stumpfl Wings Engine Raw and Wings Avio Manager 2.0 are shortlisted as finalists in three technology categories of the InAVation Awards 2016.

Roland is the word as ‘Grease the Musical’ tours Hungary

26/11/2015 - Production News

Roland is ‘the word’ in Hungary right now as the Roland M-5000 and M-480 live digital mixing consoles alongside Roland Digital Snakes head out on tour with ‘Grease – the Musical’. This 11-date arena tour is produced by long term Roland customers Szatyi Stage Team who, earlier this year, supplied an all Roland set-up to produce the live stage sound for local TV2 channel shows ‘Rising Star’ and ‘The Voice’.

Yamaha Scores At Regensburg’s Continental Arena

26/11/2015 - Project News

The Bavarian city of Regensburg is renowned for its medieval centre, nowadays a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But just a few minutes away is one of Germany’s most modern sporting stadiums, the brand new Continental Arena, where a Yamaha audio system has achieved the goal of great sound without the penalty of going over budget.

First dLive Installation in India at Mumbai’s Hard Rock Café

26/11/2015 - Project News

India – Allen & Heath’s dLive has been installed in Mumbai’s renowned Hard Rock Café, marking the first installation of the new digital mixing system in India. Installer, Sun Infonet is the distributor of Allen & Heath products in India, selected the flagship DM64 MixRack with an S7000 Control Surface.

NTP/DAD appoints HHB Communications as UK exclusive distributor for UK and Ireland

26/11/2015 - Business News

UK - NTP Technology announces a major addition to its global reseller network with the appointment of HHB Communications as exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland.

Big things come from small packages

26/11/2015 - Equipment News

Optoma has unveiled the latest addition to its ultra-portable LED projector range. The new ML750ST, builds upon the popular ML750e but has been engineered with a short throw lens to make it even more flexible for meetings and presentations on-the-go.

Robe Gets Asymmetric for Mallory Knox tour

25/11/2015 - Production News

UK – Cambridge-based alt-rockers Mallory Knox have been rapidly gaining fans and critical acclaim from their energetic live shows and rousing festival appearances this summer running on the back of their second album “Asymmetry” released in late 2014 coupled with their fantastically solid sound and great music.

ArKaos releases new features in GrandVJ 2.1

25/11/2015 - Equipment News

Belgium – ArKaos has released the latest version of its famous video-jockey software, GrandVJ, in time for the busy festive season. GrandVJ 2.1 users will have access to a whole range of new features to make their parties and events easier to run and more creative than ever.

DiGiCo SD9 for Le Cabaret Sauvage in Paris

25/11/2015 - Project News

France – Situated inside the Parc de La Villette in Paris, Le Cabaret Sauvage has recently invested in an SD9 digital mixing console from UK manufacturer DiGiCo.

MGG Invests in Robe BMFLs

25/11/2015 - Production News

South Africa – Johannesburg based MGG, one of the fastest growing South African technical production and solutions companies, has invested in more Robe equipment with the purchase of 12 BMFL Blades 12 CycFX 8s and 12 DL4S Profiles; the Blades are the first in the country.

Multiple award-winning Christie Boxer is launched in 2K version

25/11/2015 - Equipment News

UK The multiple award-winning Christie Boxer is now available in 2K. The high brightness 2K model continues the standard set by Christie Boxer 4K30

Le Mark Printed Floor for Award Winning Musical

24/11/2015 - Production News

The smash-hit, Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights will stand out from the crowd on a custom printed stage floor produced by Le Mark Floors. With a design printed and produced specifically for the production, the floor is set to endure months of performances. Even more so since the show has been extended due to popular demand.

Elation Platinum and Colour Chorus Series for University of Northern Iowa Production of Rent

24/11/2015 - Production News

USA – Freelance lighting designer Chris Wood turned to Elation Platinum Series moving heads and Colour Chorus Series LED battens to light a recent production of the Tony award-winning rock musical Rent at the University of Northern Iowa’s Strayer-Wood Theatre. The production, sold out from opening night on 29th October through closing on 8th November, was lit using Color Chorus 24, Color Chorus 48™, Platinum Wash 16R Pro and Platinum Profile 35 fixtures among others.

Stage Electrics aids the latest phase of Shoreditch Town Hall’s renaissance

24/11/2015 - Project News

UK – Shoreditch Town Hall has been at the heart of the London borough that it was built to serve for 140 years. Since 2002 the Grade II listed building has enjoyed a renewed lease of life, the latest phase of which has been a new sound and lighting system in its Assembly Hall, designed and installed by Stage Electrics.

Projection Studio Presents ‘World Machine’ at 2015 Durham Lumiere

24/11/2015 - Production News

UK – Projection artist Ross Ashton and The Projection Studio produced another spectacular work “The World Machine” onto Durham Cathedral for the 2015 Durham Lumiere light festival which attracted upwards of 200,000 people to the city over four nights of amazing light installations.

CPL Helps Put Education First

24/11/2015 - Production News

UK – Production design and solution specialist Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) provided full technical production comprising lighting, sound and video, to Bright Productions for a major global sales conference event hosted by Education First’s corporate solutions division. The organisation specialises in the development of language training, educational travel, academic degree programmes and cultural exchange.

Bandit Provides Lighting for Shaping Sound

24/11/2015 - Production News

USA – Shaping Sound, the contemporary dance company founded by Emmy-nominated choreographers Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and dance visionary Kyle Robinson is back on the road with Bandit Lites, bringing their energetic and visually compelling story that is part pop show, part traditional dance, and part rock concert to stages all across North America.

Yellowcard Crosses Time with Chauvet Professional Rogue RH1 Hybrids

24/11/2015 - Production News

USA – Even by the most eclectic standards of alternative rock, the music of Yellowcard defies easy categorisation. Not many other bands, after all, will routinely blend violin arpeggios with scorching guitar riffs. In recent years, the Florida band’s musical wanderings led it in the direction of a more acoustic sound. A road that winds one way, however, inevitably turns back, and so it was that on its recent tour in support of its Top 40 album Lift A Sail, Yellowcard returned to its hard-edged punk-tinged roots. To complement its more aggressive sound, the band punched up its light show with help from the Rogue RH1 Hybrid moving fixture from Chauvet Professional.

Clay Paky delivers ‘beautifully haunting’ looks on Mumford and Sons

24/11/2015 - Production News

Worldwide – Folk rockers Mumford and Sons are currently traversing the globe in support of their latest number one album, with lighting designer Ed Warren employing the bold bright wash and LED effects of 16 Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20 fixtures to deliver “some of the most impressive moments of the set”.

L-Acoustics ensures Bulgarian clubbers have the best Bedroom experience

24/11/2015 - Project News

Bulgaria – Located in the heart of the capital, Sofia, the Bedroom Premium Club is one of the largest and highest profile nightclubs in Bulgaria. A recent upgrade has seen the club’s desire to deliver the very best sound satisfied by an L-Acoustics system.

Philips Vari-Lite Luminaires Provide Diversity and Functionality at KAABOO

24/11/2015 - Production News

USA – Created by music lovers for music lovers, KAABOO is a three-day event that combines rock & roll, world-class art, and the finest culinary cuisines to appeal to all five senses. Located in Del Mar, CA, it is described as the ideal live music event that takes place in a wonderland off the shores of the Pacific Ocean. For the 2015 KAABOO, lighting designer Chris Lisle was brought on by production manager Jim Dorroh, and he worked with Solotech to create a powerful and expansive rig using 36 VL4000 Spot, 41 VL3500 Wash and 12 VL3500 Wash FX luminaires.

The new Beam 200 moving head fixture from Miltec

24/11/2015 - Equipment News

The Beam 200 from Miltec Distribution is a new, narrow beam, moving head lighting fixture designed for use by both hire companies and permanent installations.

Increase in exhibitors, content and attendees ensure success For event tech live 2015

24/11/2015 - Event News

UK – More than 1050 attendees from over 60 countries visited Event Tech Live 2015 when it was held at the Old Truman Brewery, London on 11th November 2015. With 64 exhibitors and a packed programme of content delivered straight to the show floor, from the main stage, two camp fire areas and a tech demo theatre, all designed with maximum attendee interaction and engagement in mind, the show delivered on all fronts. Organiser, AMP Events reports that the 2015 event saw a 40% increase in exhibitors, a 40% increase in content and a 20% increase in attendees.

Godspeed: A Rock Opera Calls on DPA Microphones to Support Extreme Sound Levels and Tones

24/11/2015 - Production News

USA Touted as an 'epic biblical adventure', Godspeed: A Rock Opera was presented in a special, limited showing at the El Portal Theatre in Hollywood. Written and produced by Music Composer and Emmy-nominated TV show creator Sammy Oriti, Godspeed is a musical depiction of the stories of creation, Adam & Eve, The Virgin Mary, Jesus and John the Baptist, among others. It also featured a six-piece live, progressive rock band and 16 accompanying singers and dancers. In order to best address the breadth of sound that comes with combining opera and rock music, Oriti selected DPA Microphones' d:fine 88 directional headset microphones for all of his vocalists.

Martin Audio MLA Spreads the Papal Word To 50,000 in Florence

24/11/2015 - Production News

Italy – More than 50,000 people assembled in Florence’s Artemio Franchi Municipal Stadium on 10th November to welcome Pope Francis on his short Italian tour, to mark the Fifth National Congress of the Italian Church.

Royal Opera House Plays Host to Biggest Theatrecraft Event to Date

24/11/2015 - Event News

UK – More than 1000 young people aged 16-25 from all over the UK attended TheatreCraft 2015 – the free non-performance theatre careers fair that was opened by Indhu Rubasingham, Tricycle Theatre’s artistic director.

PRG XL Video Works With Lighting Designer Tim Deiling on American Idiot UK

24/11/2015 - Production News

UK – “If you could power a production by the passion of the cast, musicians and crew, then this show should be unstoppable,” was how Naomi Symeou described the enthusiasm of the creatives and technicians responsible for bringing Green Day’s musical American Idiot to the stage of the Arts Theatre in Leicester Square. Naomi is the general manager of Sell a Door and supports owners and show producers David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree. “Everyone involved in the show lives and breathes the music and it created a real buzz of excitement in-house, simply at the privilege of being able to work on such a passion project. I often think we should have a competition to discover who is the biggest fan, there would be a lot of contenders!”

Life is Beautiful for Elation, AG Light & Sound and Steve Lieberman

23/11/2015 - Production News

USA - For those who live in the warmer southern latitudes of the US, the outdoor festival and show season extends well into the fall. Two examples are the Life is Beautiful Festival, which took place in Las Vegas in late September, and the Victoria’s Secret PINK Nation Game On! Bash that stormed the University of Texas San Antonio campus on October 28th. Production for both events was handled by AG Light & Sound, who supplied lighting packages that included Elation Colour Chorus LED battens and Platinum Series moving heads.

PR Lighting Helps Project Nikos Vertis’ Sell-Out Concert

23/11/2015 - Production News

Romania – More than 100 PR Lighting fixtures were out in force recently, when Greek superstar Nikos Vertis arrived in Romania for his sell-out concert at Sala Palatului Bucharest.

ETC lights Castle with magic

23/11/2015 - Production News

USA – Programmer Martin Weeks (pictured)’ ETC Gio console still looks brand new. You would never guess it had seen action on a few hundred episodes of the US TV series Castle. “I love my Gio, but most of the time I turn it on in the morning and off at the end of the day. The real work is done by the Magic Sheets, which have dramatically changed my workflow,” explains Weeks. The Magic Sheets allow the operator to create a separate touchscreen showing all the fixtures and their levels without using the faders or submasters on the main desk.

Universal Music Appointed Powersoft Distributors for Brazil as CALA Representation Expands

23/11/2015 - Business News

Americas – Miami-based Universal Music has boosted its territorial representation of Powersoft digital products in the CALA territories (Latin America and the Caribbean), after being appointed distributors for Brazil.

Give a Little Something for Above & Beyond

23/11/2015 - Production News

UK – Consistently innovative, exciting and alternative, the trancey electro beats of Above & Beyond filled London’s Wembley Arena for a special one-off concert which was also a charity fundraiser and celebrated the life and work of Jono Grant’s sister Charlotte who died suddenly earlier this year. All proceeds from the show went to Little Something.

Nearly 400 Robe fixtures Catch the Beat at 2015 Amsterdam Music Festival

23/11/2015 - Production News

The Netherlands – Two days of absolutely banging dance vibes from some of the biggest EDM artists on the planet including Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, Hardwell, Tiesto, Alesso, rising star Martin Garrix and many, many more, pulled thousands of music fans into the Amsterdam Arena for the 2015 Amsterdam Music Festival (AMF). This topped off the five day annual Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) which featured with 350 individual sub-events across 80 venues and clubs in the city.

Morris Integration Selects Clay Paky Fixtures for Technical Renovation at Community Bible Church

23/11/2015 - Project News

USA – When San Antonio’s Community Bible Church undertook a multi-million dollar technical renovation of its main 3,500-seat auditorium, it called on the integration division of Morris in Nashville to install new audio, video and lighting systems. Morris added Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K10 and Mythos lighting fixtures to take Community Bible to the next level with moving lights and atmospheric effects.

City Theatrical Named Manufacturer Of The Year

23/11/2015 - Event News

USA – City Theatrical was named the New Jersey Small Manufacturer of the Year by NJBIZ Magazine in partnership with the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program at the fourth annual New Jersey Manufacturing Day ceremonies on October 2, 2015.

Shoreditch Town Hall transformed with EM Acoustics HALO-C and Stage Electrics

23/11/2015 - Project News

UK – Shoreditch Town Hall, a splendid Grade II listed building in the historic East End of London, has recently transformed its status from an elegant but under-exploited function space to a fully-fledged, dynamic performing arts venue thanks to a major upgrade in order to realise the building’s untapped potential. Two of the most significant investments have been the reinstallation of the balcony seating in the main Assembly Hall, transforming the space into a 750+ capacity venue, and the installation of a high quality audio system from EM Acoustics.

Gearhouse embraces international skills exchange programme

23/11/2015 - Event News

South Africa and Europe – When 75 of the world's leading event technology services providers unite to form the world’s most comprehensive event technology network, the resultant formidable force in the event industry generates unlimited opportunities to share knowledge and stimulate industry growth through engagement between its members.

Ashly Audio Appoints Frequency Sales as its Rep in Chicagoland, Northern Illinois and South-east Wisconsin

23/11/2015 - Business News

USA – Ashly Audio, manufacturer of installed sound amplifiers, processors, and user interface technology of legendary reliability and value, announces the appointment of Frequency Sales as its manufacturers rep in greater Chicago, greater Milwaukee, and the surrounding regions of northern Illinois and south-eastern Wisconsin. Frequency Sales will represent Ashly’s full catalogue of products, which includes amplifiers with a huge range of features (many with optional on-board processing), stand-alone Protea-based processors (many with optional Dante connectivity), and customisable interfaces, including intuitive fader-style controls and iPad apps.

dLive Manages Brazilian Gospel Music Festival

23/11/2015 - Production News

Allen & Heath’s new dLive mixing system managed FOH, monitors and broadcast for a 30,000 capacity festival held in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Disney Dinosaurs: The T-Rex Paleo Diet now Includes Wings from AV Stumpfl!

23/11/2015 - Project News

USA – The popular T-Rex Café at Disney Springs, formerly Downtown Disney Marketplace, at Lake Buena Vista, Florida is a monster-sized, Palaeozoic-themed restaurant that bills itself as a ‘Prehistoric Family Adventure’. In addition to serving Caveman Punch and Raptor Rita cocktails, the menu includes such Paleo-themed delicacies as Mastadon Stuffed Chicken and Tar Pit Fried Shrimp for adults, while the offerings for junior archaeological expeditioners include Paleo Pizza and Sabre-tooth Sundaes.

Alexa 65: Collaboration with Pinewood Digital Helps Mark a Successful First Year

23/11/2015 - Production News

Poland and UK – In the year since ARRI Rental's first public preview of the ALEXA 65 at Camerimage 2014, the large format system has notched up an impressive list of feature film credits. Two key elements of the ALEXA 65’s success are its ability to seamlessly mix with other ALEXA camera family members on set, such as the ALEXA XT and ALEXA Mini – and a very robust and cost-effective workflow, with post-production facilities such as Pinewood Digital in the UK putting strategies in place to assist productions shooting with the system.

Clay Paky Alpha Beam 700s add drama as War Horse opens in China

20/11/2015 - Production News

China – Olivier Award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable is using Clay Paky Alpha Beam 700s to add drama to the Chinese production of the hugely successful stage play War Horse. Constable is lead lighting designer for the production, alongside associate Karen Spahn and programmer Blake Garner.

Highlite Showtec Lighting products to be distributed by Techni-Lux in USA

20/11/2015 - Business News

USA – Dutch company Highlite International appoints Techni-Lux of Orlando, Florida, as the USA distributor for their Showtec range of lighting products.

Ovation ED-190WW Ellipsoidal Wins Best Lighting Product and Best LED Awards

20/11/2015 - Event News

USA – Having the Ovation ED-190WW honoured with two prestigious awards at the WFX Conference and Exhibition was especially gratifying for the Chauvet Professional team. The church lighting designers and technicians who attended the annual conference were two of the main groups that motivated the company to develop this breakthrough fixture, which won the 2015 WFX Best Lighting Product Award as well as the Best LED Product Award.

Cloud MPA-Series Mixer Amplifiers – Refreshed and Shipping

20/11/2015 - Equipment News

Cloud Electronics is now shipping refreshed models of the MPA-120 and MPA-240 mixer-amplifiers.

Five Finger Death Punch Tours With Adamson

20/11/2015 - Production News

USA – An Adamson sound reinforcement system was the PA of choice for heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch (5FDP) during this summer’s US tour. This is the second year that they have opted for the Adamson PA provided by Escondido, California-based Sound Image.

RML and Live from the BBC

19/11/2015 - Production News

There have been so many changes in the Industry over recent years and channels have been in constant competition with each other to get rating figures. More and more channels have been produced, meaning that they can have a more target audience. In 2003 BBC Three was launched. The channel's target audience includes those in the 16–34-year-old age group, and has the purpose of providing "innovative" content to younger audiences, focusing on new talent and new technologies.

Icelandic Stars Mezzoforte Take DPA Microphones On The Road

19/11/2015 - Production News

Icelandic band Mezzoforte have been delighting fans on recent tour dates with the superb sound of their instruments, in particular brass and drums, which have been amplified with a selection of high quality DPA microphones.

Elation Platinum FLX Wins Best Moving Light Award at 2015 WFX Show

19/11/2015 - Event News

Elation Professional’s hybrid Platinum FLX moving head luminaire has received more industry recognition, winning a Worship Facilities New Product Award in the Best Moving Light category at the WFX Show.

Robe Works With Winners at 2015 Fed Cup Women’s Tennis Final

19/11/2015 - Production News

Czech Republic won its fourth Fed Cup women’s tennis title in five years in the 2015 final staged at Prague’s O2 Arena in front of a capacity 14,500 audience who enjoyed a nail-biting weekend of superlative tennis with their team playing a really strong Russian contingent, and Robe was one of six very proud sponsors.

Shapeshifters Elevate Motley Crue Farewell Tour

19/11/2015 - Production News

USA – The marathon Motley Crue Farewell Tour has rocked incredibly hard for the past 18 months, and will culminate with the band playing their final show in Los Angeles on New Year's Eve. For the last legs of the tour, production company Christie Lites added High End Systems Shapeshifters to the show, bringing a new layer of visual energy to the tour. Lighting designer Sooner Routhier comments: "We discussed the possibility of adding Shapeshifter C1s to the Motley Crue design, soon after we put SolaSpots on Imagine Dragons. It's a great showcase for Shapeshifters on the road, because Motley Crue needs a fixture like that. It's a big powerful wash light that can deliver some cool effects so that every song can have something different going on with the wash lights. It seemed to be the perfect marriage, and they're working perfectly out there."

Pulse and Bandit Illuminate Jason Isbell

19/11/2015 - Production News

USA – Jason Isbell is not new to the music scene by any definition, but the immensely talented singer/songwriter is shattering new records, as last October, Isbell performed four sold out shows at the historic Auditorium, a feat never before done in the music venue’s history. Bandit Lites teamed up with lighting design firm PULSE Lighting to provide gear for the striking set which gives the illusion of an interior of a church (fitting for his soulful rock sound).

Rosco Opens New Office in Middle East

19/11/2015 - Business News

UAE – Rosco Laboratories, a global leader in lighting and colour technologies for the film, television, entertainment and architecture industries, has announced the opening of its new Middle East office located in Dubai.

Metric Halo Releases Free Thump Plug-in

19/11/2015 - Equipment News

USA – Metric Halo, maker of award-winning audio interfaces (such as the ULN-8), plug-ins (such as ChannelStrip and Character), and SpectraFoo sound analysis software, has announced the free release of Metric Halo Thump in AU, VST, and AAX formats for both Mac and Windows.

Introducing Audio Distribution Group

19/11/2015 - Business News

Denmark – A newly founded company, Audio Distribution Group is announced as European distributor for Dynaudio PRO studio monitors and Aston Microphones. Three partners (Bruce Davidson, Steve Russell and Peter Bager) have founded Audio Distribution Group ApS. Drawing on their significant previous experience in many facets of the industry, all three partners have a clear vision for the new company. With a rapidly changing marketplace in Europe for both MI and professional products, it has become evident that manufacturers and retailers require a more efficient flow of communication and harmonised distribution conditions across European territories. To this extent, the founders believe that their concept behind Audio Distribution Group makes perfect sense as sales structures, marketing campaigns and other related activities can be streamlined in such a way as to ensure the best possible customer experience for all parties across the continent and from a single source.

DPA's New Website Makes Easy Work of Finding The Right Microphone

19/11/2015 - Business News

Denmark – More information, more functionality and much easier search facilities are the key features of DPA Microphones' new website, which is now live at

Ambersphere Solutions supports Guitar Hero Live

19/11/2015 - Production News

UK – The gaming market is undeniably a huge part of the 21st Century entertainment industry but, until now, the graphics nature of the format meant there was little crossover between it and the live entertainment sector. All that is about to change. Between October 2014 and March 2015, lighting designer Steven Douglas was busy lighting a live stage at the Backstage Centre in Purfleet and also at LH2 as part of the new Guitar Hero Live! game, which uses live action footage as the gameplay.

First dLive Installed in Sweden’s Cirkus Theatre

19/11/2015 - Project News

Sweden – The Cirkus Arena in Stockholm has become the first venue to install Allen & Heath’s new dLive digital mixing system.

AV Stumpfl Set to Double Service Efforts

19/11/2015 - Business News

Austria – Austrian audiovisual engineering and manufacturing company, AV Stumpfl is reaffirming its commitment to its partners and their projects with the significant investment into service and project support teams at the company’s new Campus located at its global headquarters in Wallern.

“It was such an easy desk to learn”: Joburg Theatre Invests in dot2

19/11/2015 - Project News

South Africa – The Joburg Theatre in Johannesburg has invested in a new MA Lighting dot2 core console which was specified by technical manager Enos Ramoroko and delivered by MA’s South African distributor DWR via System Solutions, the integration and installation division of the Gearhouse South Africa Group.

Meet the Audio S: the small speaker from the team behind a legendary sound system

19/11/2015 - Equipment News

UK – Ministry of Sound Audio has introduced the Audio S Bluetooth speaker, a wireless audio device designed to deliver the ideal blend of quality, durability and portability. Audio S has a durable design and splash-proof status that mean it braves the elements better than many of the so-called portable devices on the market.

Clay Paky and Protec deliver another cool event at Games15 Middle East

19/11/2015 - Production News

UAE – Protec supported its client, SNAP, with lighting, video and rigging for Games15 Middle East held at Dubai International Marine Club from the 10th – 12th September 2015.

Clay Paky lights the spectacular RadioItaliaLive show

19/11/2015 - Production News

Italy – The fourth edition of the RadioItaliaLive concert took place in Piazza Duomo in Milan. The long-awaited musical event organised by Radio e Video Italia SoloMusicaItaliana went back on stage with a lavish line-up. The general event production team, led by Gaetano Notaro, started taking its first steps in December last year. Together with the publisher Mario Volanti, Notaro put the lighting designer and director Giancarlo Toscani in charge of a significant portion of the event once again. The concert showcased both extremely famous and less famous artists, all with very different personalities.

Glasgow’s Pavilion Theatre completes Refurbishment with £100,000 Audio Overhaul

19/11/2015 - Project News

UK – One of Scotland’s oldest and most renowned theatres, The Pavilion in Glasgow, has invested £100,000 to bring high quality audio to the many comedy, music and variety performances it hosts. Working with leading pro-audio partner The Warehouse Sound Services Ltd, The Pavilion chose to invest in a cutting-edge d&b audiotechnik sound system. The system is one of the most advanced on the market.

Aurora Lighting Hire light up the London Session with an intimate show by One Direction

18/11/2015 - Production News

UK – LD Oli Richards has delivered a sparkling performance for the exclusive One Direction London Session with Apple Music.

Elation Gear Shines on El Paso’s Sun City Music Festival 2015

18/11/2015 - Production News

USA – If you’re an EDM fan and live in America’s desert southwest, El Paso’s Sun City Music Festival (SCMF) is likely on your summer festival calendar. Held over Labor Day Weekend (September 5-6), both attendance and production values have grown yearly since the inaugural SCMF in 2011.

Barbican Centre Fully Equipped Thanks to White Light

18/11/2015 - Project News

UK – White Light was recently tasked with working on two separate large-scale projects at the Barbican Centre, Europe’s largest performing arts venue. The Concert Hall needed a major upgrade of its moving light rig and control system whereas the Barbican Theatre required a like-for-like replacement of its current rig, whilst incorporating some additional LED lighting. WL’s role was to not only provide the equipment but ensure that this would enhance the performances in each space and provide an unforgettable experience for the audience.

Kling & Freitag New Distributors

18/11/2015 - Business News

Bulgaria – ProAudio is taking over exclusive distribution of Kling & Freitag’s entire product range. ProAudio has many years of experience in the planning and implementation of professional installation projects. The Bulgarian company, which is headquartered in Burgas, has already carried out numerous projects in the fields of theatre, cinema, multifunctional arenas, conferences, live sound and audible alerting.

Las Lunas Del Auditorio 2015

18/11/2015 - Production News

Las Lunas Del Auditorio, Mexican live performance and music industry's most prestigious awards, took place at the 10,000 capacity venue and founder of the event, Auditorio Nacional. For the first time, the event’s moving lights were exclusively Robe.

Minnesota Orchestra Hall Modernizes With L-Acoustics

18/11/2015 - Project News

USA – Each year, Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis concludes its season with Sommerfest, a month-long urban summer music festival. This year, Sommerfest also marked the unveiling of a new L-Acoustics concert sound system intended to provide reinforcement for the hall’s eclectic schedule of non-orchestral performances, ranging from popular music, jazz and world music to Broadway, film music and comedy.

GDS Wins Green Product Award on Home Turf

18/11/2015 - Event News

UK – Innovative UK lighting manufacturers GDS, has won an award at the recent Bristol Post's Green Capital Awards, held at the city's Marriot hotel. In 2015 Bristol became the first UK city to be awarded the status of European Green Capital. This prestigious annual award, an initiative of the European Commission, is designed to promote and reward the efforts of cities to improve the environment. The city won the award by achieving high environmental standards, driving ambitious goals for sustainable development and acting as an inspirational role model to other cities. In recognition of Bristol's achievement, the Post newspaper, with the help of main sponsor Velopost, scoured the city to find the people and organisations who make an exceptional contribution to the green agenda. After considering a host of nominations, each of the eleven categories was narrowed down to three nominees, with GDS triumphant in the Green Product category for ArcLamp, the latest addition to what the judges described as its 'game-changing' ArcSystem range.

Harman’s Martin Professional Architectural Lighting Makes a Spectacle of City of South Bend’s 150th Anniversary Celebration

18/11/2015 - Production News

USA – In honour of its 150th anniversary, the city of South Bend, Indiana is celebrating its rich history with a yearlong schedule of events throughout 2015 for residents to deepen their connection to the community. In celebration of the St. Joseph River, the city’s historic waterway and greatest natural resource, Indiana-based lighting designer, Rob Shakespeare, was commissioned to develop an interactive lighting display. Known as “South Bend River Lights”, the display is a permanent addition to the downtown landscape that is located along the banks of the Riverwalk in the heart of South Bend and is fully self-sustaining through hydroelectric power provided by the river itself. Illuminated by more than 80 of Harman’s Martin Professional Exterior 400 and Tripix Wash LED fixtures, River Lights was officially opened on 22nd May, 2015, the 150th anniversary of South Bend’s incorporation.

Keven Myhre to Receive 2016 DeGaetani Award

18/11/2015 - Event News

USA – Keven Myhre, a Salt Lake City theatrical designer and director, has been chosen to receive the 2016 Thomas DeGaetani Award from USITT. Myhre will be honoured at USITT 2016 in Salt Lake City next March.

Chauvet Professional Raves at Belgium’s Dance D Vision Festival

18/11/2015 - Production News

Belgium – Belgium has long been famous for its brewing and chocolate-making traditions. Recently the country added another activity to its list of attractions, as a palette of summer dance music festivals have put it firmly on Europe‘s EDM map. Among the most dynamic of these festivals is Dance D Vision, which drew 60,000 fans this year.

Clay Paky Mythos units and grandMA2s at the Lake Festival

18/11/2015 - Production News

Austria – This year was the sixth Lake Festival, the biggest EDM event in Austria. More than 100 artists performed on five different stages, including Avicii, David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Steve Aoki, Alesso and Tiësto. Thirty-six Clay Paky Sharpys, 34 Clay Paky Mythos units, one grandMA2 full-size and one grandMA2 light were used (along with other equipment) at the festival, which took place at Unterpremstätten on Schwarzl Lake.

Adlib Acquires EFX Audio

18/11/2015 - Business News

UK - Adlib has announced the acquisition of EFX Audio in Scotland.

On The Right Track – POLARaudio and Wyrestorm Go Karting

18/11/2015 - Event News

UK – POLARaudio recently teamed up with one of its leading brands, Wyrestorm, to stage an event for valued customers that combined a morning of technical education, some tasty food and an afternoon of track-based competition. The event took place at Daytona Motorsport in Milton Keynes on a day where the weather tried its best but completely failed to dampen the enthusiasm of all present. Consolidating and developing customer awareness of Wyrestorm's full range of products was first on the agenda. The Wyrestorm team ran through a series of talks and product demonstrations that fully engaged the very receptive audience, before proceedings were adjourned for vital pre-race fuelling in the form of an excellent lunch. Duly fortified with a better knowledge of Wyrestorm's technologies (and some splendid gourmet burgers) it was then time for all parties to make their way trackside, having first been drilled in safety and track etiquette by the Daytona professionals.

Arena Group overlay stats at Rugby World Cup 2015

18/11/2015 - Production News

UK - The numbers stacked up as Arena Group, England 2015’s official supplier of temporary overlay at the Rugby World Cup 2015, supplied 54 venues around the UK throughout the tournament.  

Flexible Yamaha CIS System Helps National Videogame Arcade to Educate and Entertain

18/11/2015 - Project News

UK – The National Videogame Arcade (NVA) is an educational and entertainment resource like no other. Designed with the twin aims of encouraging young people into the hands-on world of programming/game design and being a museum for a genre of entertainment embedded in society since the 1970s, the project demanded a highly versatile, yet simple to use, technical infrastructure. System designer/installer Rob Harris used Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) products to deliver a highly innovative solution.

GLP impression X4 Family Welcomes the Mighty Atom

18/11/2015 - Equipment News

If the Atom is the basic building block of all matter, it can be argued that the sheer versatility of GLPs new impression X4 Atom — which will occupy a unique position in the marketplace — will provide a fundamental tool for all lighting disciplines. And since it is IP65 rated it can also be used in all applications, whether indoors or out, all year round.

Yamaha Shines at Paris’s Exclusive Club de L’Etoile

18/11/2015 - Project News

France For nearly 100 years Club de l’Etoile has held a very special place in the hearts of Parisien movie enthusiasts, its showing of overseas and art-house films in an exclusive environment making it literally the star of the city’s VIP cinemas. In 2015, Club de l’Etoile has embraced the digital audio age, with Yamaha DSP equipment chosen to ensure that the quality of film soundtracks is every bit as exclusive as the club itself.

Yamaha Helps Conservatorium Haarlem Students Perfect Their Performances

18/11/2015 - Project News

The Netherlands – Located since 2010 within the modern Haarlem campus of the Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Conservatorium Haarlem has a rich cultural history. But it always keeps up with the times and so has recently made a large investment in Yamaha equipment for its brand new performance facility.

Elation Emulation Touch: Turns a Tablet into a Powerful Lighting Console

17/11/2015 - Equipment News

Emulation Touch from Elation Professional is a new generation lighting controller that turns a tablet into a powerful lighting console. Imagine the ease of having full DMX control of moving heads, LED lights, conventional lighting and special effects all in the palm of one's hand.

Martin Audio W8VDQ Cooking in the Blues Kitchen

17/11/2015 - Project News

UK – Middlesex Sound & Light (MSL) recently completed the latest in a long line of technical fit-outs for the London-based restaurant and nightclub operators, the Columbo Group, with the opening of the latest Blues Kitchen Brixton.

Community R SERIES Chosen for Balkans Largest New Velodrome

17/11/2015 - Project News

Bulgaria Located in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, the new Kolodruma Velodrome and multifunctional indoor arena is the only indoor velodrome in Bulgaria and the largest in the Balkans.

dbn is Switched On

17/11/2015 - Production News

UK – dbn Lighting provided full illumination for the 2015 Manchester City Centre festive lights switch on, getting the pre-Christmas party in the north-west off to a rocking start. The event was hosted by popular local radio station Key 103’s Debbie Mac with iconic long-running soap Coronation Street stars Kym Marsh and Catherine Tyldesley. Record crowds, estimated at around 20,000, were entertained by Scouting for Girls and Lemar, the casts of Cinderella and The Sound of Music, both currently playing in the city, together with a local choir.

Bandit Lights Jana Kramer for TV Special

17/11/2015 - Production News

USA – When the CMA Awards come to Nashville, it is a multi-night event for Music City. Country music bombshell Jana Kramer performed under Bandit lighting in a spectacular rooftop concert special.

Projection Mapping the Neasden Temple 20th Anniversary with PRG XL Video

17/11/2015 - Production News

UK – In 1995, construction work was completed on the world’s largest Hindu temple outside of India. The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir – or ‘Neasden Temple’ as it is popularly known – has since become one of London’s most iconic buildings.

Face Debuts Martin Audio CDD at Plopsa Amusement Park

17/11/2015 - Project News

Belgium – Since taking over an amusement park on Belgium’s north coast 15 years ago, and opening the first Plopsaland in de Panne, TV production company Studio 100 has rapidly expanded its operations and today has five sites in Belgium, Holland and Germany, both indoor and outdoor.

Chauvet Professional Pumps Up Rangers Opening Game Event at Madison Square Garden

17/11/2015 - Production News

USA – Heading into the 2015-16 season, the New York Rangers and their fans had plenty of reasons to be optimistic. The NHL club had earned a team record 113 points the previous year and reached the Eastern Conference finals. Even better things were expected this year, when Rangers faithful gathered en-masse at Madison Square Garden’s Foyer Court on West 33rd Street in Manhattan for a celebration before the team’s opening game. The throngs of fans on hand were able to follow the festivities on a large video wall made of MVP Ta8 Curve LED panels from Chauvet Professional.

BlueParrot invests in Meyer Sound Leopard system

17/11/2015 - Production News

UK – Edinburgh-based lighting and sound theatre rental specialist Blue Parrot has brought the West End to Glasgow, having taken delivery of their new Meyer Leopard Line Array system. With only one day to check and test the system it was straight out to Glasgow Kings Theatre for The Pantheon Club’s production of Legally Blonde the Musical. Head of sound Mike Somerville explains: “It’s a very busy show for sound and having Leopard for our sound reinforcement was the ideal solution to deliver the best overall sound possible. With nine Leopard and two 900-LFC subs each side I’ve never heard anything in that theatre sound so good. I was extremely impressed by the way the sound was very even across the entire frequency range as you walked both towards and away from the arrays. It was a much smoother progression, in both level and consistency of frequency response. To me this marks a step forward in linear loudspeaker development and makes Leopard a bit of a game changer in the small line array category.”

Sarner Deploys AV Stumpfl to power graphics at National War Museum, Malta

17/11/2015 - Project News

Malta – In what is one of the most compelling and exciting installations of multimedia technology to date, integration experts, Sarner created and installed a vast array of 700 graphics panels and content for over 100 audiovisual productions at the new National War Museum, Malta.

Blackout Brings Mistletoe Magic to Covent Garden

17/11/2015 - Production News

UK – Drapes and rigging expert, Blackout, has helped transform Covent Garden Market into a stunning Christmas wonderland through the installation of over 42 giant hanging mistletoe chandeliers.

Clay Paky illuminates the Australia Dancing with the Stars

17/11/2015 - Production News

Australia – After successfully supplying the Australian version of Dancing With The Stars with lighting and rigging for 14 seasons, Resolution X has again delivered for the 15th. "We are proud of our long association with DWTS and each season we have seen the lighting evolve from the last" said Tim Hall, managing director of Resolution X. This year was no exception with the addition of Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE and Mythos. The rig included both A.leda B-EYE K20 units flown and the A.leda B-EYE K10 on the floor. The smaller K10 were well suited to the space available but surprised with flexibility and output keeping up with the bigger units above. With so many dance numbers and little programming time proved their worth with flexibility. The ability to provide wash, beam or effects allowed for great variety across the season.

Everlast Productions Turns On Clay Paky Stormys to Turn Up the Vibe at Zumba Fitness-Concert

17/11/2015 - Production News

USA – Everlast Productions, Inc. in Miami, Florida has taken delivery of 12 Clay Paky Stormy fixtures, which were quickly dispatched to the dynamic Fitness-Concert at the eighth Annual Zumba Instructor Convention. A.C.T Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Clay Paky products in North America.

Sound Image Expands Adamson Inventory

17/11/2015 - Production News

USA – Sound Image, headquartered in Escondido, California, with offices in Nashville, Tennessee and Tempe, Arizona, recently added 90 more Adamson loudspeakers to its inventory.

ArrayProcessing offers listening à la carte at Sydney Opera House

17/11/2015 - Project News

Australia – Since its inception seven years ago, Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House (SOH) has always pushed the boundaries, whether in performance style, musical content, or the support structures that underpin it. So when Jeremy Christian, head of sound and AV at the SOH suggested to the festival curator Ben Marshall that he wanted to implement a new piece of control software from d&b audiotechnik, Marshall said: “I’m all for it.”

ArKaos PRO MediaMaster 4.0 proves a Smooth Operator for Full Stage Productions

16/11/2015 - Production News

USA Scott Guenther of Full Stage Productions, Texas, chose Arkaos MediaMaster Pro 4.0 to help create the haunting, atmospheric backdrop to aerial performances from Dallas-based dance academy, Dance Xpress. The production, entitled Smooth Operators, was a tribute to the music and work of English singer-songwriter, Sade.

New Face at Gerriets

16/11/2015 - People News

Gerriets GmbH has announced the appointment of Andreas Bickel, Diplom-Ingenieur (FH), as executive manager of technical projects and a newly formed position as director of research and development effective 1st October 2015.

Stage|Set|Scenery features an improved concept and presents its first changes for 2017

16/11/2015 - Event News

Germany – Stage|Set|Scenery made a big impression with its successful launch in 2015. Now, the international trade fair and conference for event technology is due to go into its second round. From 20 to 22 June 2017 Stage|Set|Scenery will once again be gathering everyone who is important for a successful production. They represent planning, architecture, film, event services, stage, lighting, sound, video and media technology, make-up, costume and stage-set design, acoustics, studio, exhibition and museum technology.

Cobalt and ETCnomad bring out the human side of music with Heartfelt

16/11/2015 - Production News

UK – It is a common saying that musicians put their heart on stage with every performance. The performance group Tactile and the Sacconi String Quartet recently combined forces to create Heartfelt, a unique and immersive musical experience to the tune of Beethoven’s String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132, controlled by Cobalt software on ETC’s Gadget and ETCnomad controllers.

DiGiCo Desks Are Unbreakable On The Road With Janet Jackson

16/11/2015 - Production News

USA – Janet Jackson embarked on a major world tour at the end of August, hitting the road on the initial North American leg with audio production provided by VER Tour Sound, including a pair of DiGiCo SD7 consoles at front-of-house and monitors. At the end of September, StubHub announced that the early dates, in support of Jackson’s new No. 1 album, Unbreakable, placed the tour among the top ten hottest concerts of the fall season based on sales through the online ticket marketplace.

Imperial War Museum Illuminated

16/11/2015 - Production News

UK – CORE’s ColourPoint Mk 2 battery powered LED up-lighters were used to great effect by event production company Subfrantic to dramatically illuminate the Imperial War Museum London in Southwark.

A Waterfall of BMFLs for My Morning Jacket

16/11/2015 - Production News

USA – Kentucky rock band My Morning Jacket’s seventh album, The Waterfall, has had critics and fans enraptured with its eclecticism and solidity as a multi-genre piece of musical art embracing attitude and individuality, and there’s never a dull moment with the band’s live shows either as lighting designer Marc Janowitz will attest.

DiGiCo SD7 glides in to the RSC’s Swan Theatre

16/11/2015 - Project News

UK – DiGiCo consoles have been a fixture of the Royal Shakespeare Company since 2003, when a D5T – the theatre specific version of the original D5 Live – was installed in its Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford upon Avon. Twelve years of sterling service later, that same D5T has finally been replaced with a new DiGiCo SD7.

John Hornby Skewes receives MIA Lifetime Achievement Award

16/11/2015 - Event News

UK - At the recent Music Industry Association Awards Ceremony in London, JHS & Co. Ltd. chairman John Hornby Skewes was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Allen & Heath Names Algam as Exclusive Distributor in France

16/11/2015 - Business News

Allen & Heath has announced Algam as the new exclusive distributor of its products in the French market. Algam is a leading distributor of MI and professional audio, video and lighting products in France and the Benelux.

Triple E tracks help revive Le Lido Paris

16/11/2015 - Project News

France The curtains have reopened in style at Paris's legendary Le Lido cabaret venue carried by Triple E tracks and motors.

Elation Cuepix Panels Versatile Design Element for Pablo Alboran Tour

16/11/2015 - Production News

Spain – Spain’s biggest selling artist of the year, singer-songwriter Pablo Alboran, toured the country recently beneath a cover of Elation Cuepix Panels on what was arguably the biggest tour in Spain this year, his popular “Terral” tour. The young musician, who has sold over one million albums and topped record sales in Spain for an incredible 60 weeks, has also reigned over the charts in Portugal and is popular across Latin America.

Lights and LED Screen for Perry’s Stage at Lollapalooza Berlin

13/11/2015 - Production News

Germany – West London based lighting and visuals specialist Colour Sound Experiment was asked to supply lighting, LED screen and crew for the Perry’s Stage at the first Lollapalooza event in Europe, staged at Templehof Airfield in Berlin, a famous and much loved landmark.

Ashly Audio KLR- and NXE-Series Amplifiers Power Dante Installation at Jefferson College

13/11/2015 - Project News

USA – Jefferson College is a public junior college 30 miles south of St. Louis, Missouri in Hillsboro. It serves over 5,500 full and part-time students who are either seeking to round out their education for professional advancement or completing an associates degree in preparation for a four-year college or university. In keeping with its mission to foster balanced student growth, Jefferson College provides its students with a wealth of extracurricular activities, including Viking athletics, theatrical and musical performances, and outside concerts and public events. The school recently funded an overhaul and modernisation of the sound reinforcement systems in its 2,500-seat field house and in its 300-seat theatre, which included high-performance, cost-effective Ashly Audio KLR-Series amplifiers in the field house and Dante-ready nXe-Series network amplifiers in the theatre.

Eli Young Band Turns It On with Next NXT-1 from Chauvet Professional

13/11/2015 - Production News

USA – The heart of old school West Texas Country beats loud and strong at the Nutty Brown Café & Amphitheatre. Nestled in the rolling hills between Austin and Dripping Springs on Highway 290, the 4,000-capacity venue is a Red Dirt country music icon, much like Tootsie's Orchid Lounge is for the Nashville variety. Dwight Yoakam and Clint Black have performed here, so have Merle Haggard and Randy Rogers. On a typical evening, the combination restaurant/bar and outdoor theatre is packed to the rafters with men, women and children of all ages wearing cowboy hats and jeans swaying to the music.

Clay Paky on stage at the theatre with Dirty Dancing

13/11/2015 - Production News

Italy – Dirty Dancing is a worldwide success that shows no sign of losing its charm. On the contrary, it continues to thrill and entertain new and old generations thanks – among other things – to its faithful theatrical adaptation, which allows the audience to relive all the excitement and magic of the film in a live show. Since 2004 (the year of its world début) Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage has recorded months and months of sell-outs in its various international versions.

Clay Paky illuminates the Rock the Lahn festival

13/11/2015 - Production News

Italy – The Rock The Lahn Festival celebrated its tenth anniversary this year. The stars of the 2015 edition were Limp Bizkit, led by the extrovert Fred Durst and champions of the nu metal and rapcore movements, along with the Broilers, a punk rock group active on the German music scene.

ProPlex EZ-LAN Recognised at LDI 2015 with Best Debuting Product Award

13/11/2015 - Event News

USA – In a ceremony at LDI 2015 in Las Vegas, Live Design recognised the new ProPlex EZ-LAN Unity 20 with a prestigious Best Debuting Product of the Year Award.

A.C. Lighting Inc. Receives LumenRadio's Distributor of the Year Award

13/11/2015 - Event News

USA – Leading wireless lighting controls manufacturer, LumenRadio, has presented A.C. Lighting Inc. with its Distributor of the Year Award for outstanding performance in 2015.

Pure AV Meets Museum of Science and Industry Power Hall Challenges with Martin Audio O-Line

13/11/2015 - Project News

UK – Situated on the site of the world's first railway station, built in 1830, The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester is a large museum devoted to the development of science, technology and industry, with emphasis on the city's achievements in these fields.

A 500-strong choir puts its faith in Outline

13/11/2015 - Production News

Italy – A 40,000-strong crowd recently filled the huge square in front of Milan cathedral for a unique concert staged on the church’s steps, featuring the 500-member Italian Gospel Choir, the 12-piece Italian Big Orchestra, guest director US songwriter, producer, composer and recording artist Donald Lawrence and Scots MC Malcolm Charlton (aka Nick the Nightfly), one of Italian FM radio’s top personalities, a recording artist on his own right and artistic director of Milan’s Blue Note Club.

Hoist UK expands into new Production Headquarters

12/11/2015 - Business News

UK – Lifting equipment specialists, Hoist UK and its sister company, Truss UK, have relocated to larger premises – a significant expansion and one which will enable both companies to move forward with their growth plans.

Seven PLASA North America Standards in Public Review

12/11/2015 - Standards News

Seven standards are posted for public review on the PLASA North America's TSP website at Some are reaffirmations of existing standards, some are withdrawals of existing standards, and some (the BSRs) are drafts of new standards. Comments are due before the end of the day on the date shown.

Bandit Clients win Big at CMA Awards

12/11/2015 - Production News

USA – It is no secret Bandit Lites works with the best talent in the country, and The 49th Annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena confirmed it as both Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert took home top honours.

China’s Han Show Dazzles with Record-Breaking Meyer Sound System

12/11/2015 - Production News

China – Created by famed director Franco Dragone, The Han Show in Wuhan is thrilling capacity audiences of 2,000 with water-based spectacles supported by a massive and complex Meyer Sound system. Designed by Vikram Kirby of California’s Thinkwell Group, the system comprises 359 self-powered loudspeakers that are processed, distributed, and matrixed by the largest D-Mitri digital audio platform assembled to date, comprising 53 frames.

Lake Festival Austria with massive laser show

12/11/2015 - Production News

Austria – The laser show at this year’s Lake Festival in Austria was spectacular. Laserfabrik used four RTI NANO RGB 30 laser systems together with Lasergraph DSP controllers for covering the whole venue and creating spectacularly coloured effects.

PixelFLEX Gives a New Look to the Miss Florida Pageant

12/11/2015 - Production News

USA – As event organisers for the 2015 Miss Florida and Miss Teen Florida pageant prepared to host the annual competition, Trenton Dick was asked to help give the show a fresh look. Since the pageant had been using the same set pieces over previous competitions, Dick suggested the introduction of an HD LED video wall. With everyone on board, Dick turned to Nashville-based PixelFLEX and decided to bring the FLEXCurtain HD video wall into the Mahaffey Theater.

Hawthorn Hired for New Order European Tour

12/11/2015 - Production News

Hawthorn was recently awarded the prestigious contract to supply lighting and video equipment for the highly anticipated New Order European Tour, which kicked off in Paris on 4th November.

Hot demand: dot2 days in Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin and Munich

12/11/2015 - Standards News

Germany – Close to 400 participants embraced the recent dot2 days hosted by the MA Lighting’s German distribution partner Lightpower.

Cadac debuts CDC six to the worship sector at WFX

12/11/2015 - Event News

USA – Immediately following its US launch at the 139th International AES Convention in New York, Cadac is showing the new CDC six medium format live sound console to the worship sector, on booth #935 at the WFX Expo.

Austria’s AV Stumpfl gears up for global growth

12/11/2015 - Business News

Austria – AV Stumpfl, a leading manufacturer of show control, multimedia and screen technology, announces its programme of unprecedented global growth and product development.

Spectre casts no shadow in the Royal Albert Hall Auditorium

12/11/2015 - Production News

‘Spectre’, a film that really needs no introduction, received a sumptuous World Premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall (RAH) in the presence of their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry on Monday 26th October.

Panasonic increases reliability with new display series

12/11/2015 - Equipment News

Panasonic has introduced a range of professional displays equipped with a set of new features, which should significantly improve the reliability of digital signage applications.

The Marriage between Brazilian Joy and Italian Passion - Durham Marenghi to Light Rio Olympic Ceremonies

11/11/2015 - People News

In order to perform the Olympic and Paralympic Rio 2016 Ceremonies and live events Filmmaster Group and SRCOM created "Ceremônias Cariocas 2016 - CC2016", to assist the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Committees.

Main Light Industries Adds More Elation Products to Rental Inventory

11/11/2015 - Production News

USA – One of the largest rental houses in the United States, Main Light Industries of Wilmington, Delaware, has added a large quantity of Elation Professional lighting equipment to its inventory, a purchase that includes the award-winning Platinum FLX hybrid moving head and products in Elation’s new ACL Series of narrow-beam LED effect lights.

No Sleep Until Nijmegen for Robe

11/11/2015 - Project News

The Netherlands – Robe moving lights have been installed at the new Doornroosje (Sleeping Beauty) venue in Nijmegen, one of the famous live music venues in The Netherlands.

Philips Entertainment works with the Milburn Stone Theatre to Bring It On

11/11/2015 - Production News

USA – Located in North East, Maryland, the Milburn Stone Theatre at Cecil College is one of the regions premier theatrical houses. Proactive in fostering an appreciation of the arts, the company recently produced Bring It On: The Musical set in the high stakes world of competitive high school cheerleading. To create the lighting design for the explosive musical comedy, freelance designer William Price worked with Philips Entertainment to bring in a winning combination of his own that included Showline SL BEAM 300 FX, SL BAR 640, and SL NITRO 510 LED luminaires, along with Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 Spot luminaires and Philips Selecon PLCYC1 LED luminaires.

Panasonic introduces world’s lightest 4K laser projector

11/11/2015 - Equipment News

First previewed at ISE 2015, the 10,000 lumens PT-RQ13K has a Quad Pixel Drive that produces detailed, film-like, 4K+ images.

Chauvet Brings the DeLorean DMC-12 Back to the Future

11/11/2015 - Production News

UK – On 21st October 2015, history caught up with itself for fans of the Back to the Future film series, and a collection of Chauvet fixtures was used to help a large gathering of British fans mark the occasion. In 1989’s Back to the Future II, the time travelling Doc sets the destination time in the plutonium powered DeLorean DMC-12 sports car to 21st October 2015, thus transporting Marty McFly and his girlfriend Jennifer into the future to save the past. To mark this date of mythical cult status, Vision SL was commissioned by Tattooed Bakers to help create a life-sized DeLorean cake for a ‘Back to the Future Day’ celebration.

NATEAC 2016 Announces Stage Technologies as Platinum Sponsor

11/11/2015 - Event News

Bill Sapsis, director of the North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC), has announced that Stage Technologies is once again the first Platinum Sponsor for NATEAC 2016. "Stage Technologies’ continued and generous support of NATEAC is greatly appreciated,” said Sapsis. “Stage Technologies clearly understands NATEAC’s mission and the need to further the dialogue that began in 2008 and continued in 2012."

MPC 8ED8 Motion Power Controller

11/11/2015 - Equipment News

The Motion Power series was conceived as a professional solution for rigging applications with no compromises in terms of ergonomics or safety.

X4 Flexibility Holds the Key for Justin Moore’s Lighting Team

11/11/2015 - Production News

USA – Fast rising country star Justin Moore set a real challenge on his recent US tour, with venues ranging from state/county fairs up to 20,000-seat arena shows.

Rudimental Play Festivals and Tour with Video from PRG XL Video

11/11/2015 - Production News

UK – PRG XL Video supplied video elements for the larger shows on popular drum & bass massive Rudimental’s 2015 tour, which started in March and culminated in a characteristically energetic performance at London’s Alexandra Palace, complete with a vibrant visual design by Jonny Gaskell.

AV Stumpfl In Control at IAAPA 2015

11/11/2015 - Event News

Austrian engineering company, AV Stumpfl returns to IAAPA 2015 to launch a new family of business-changing innovations based on the next-generation Wings Avio Manager 2.0 control network architecture software. The company will also showcase solutions for uncompressed media serving, control and projection screens.

Sportswoman of the Year

10/11/2015 - Production News

UK – Now in its 28th year, The Sunday Times and Sky Sports Sportswoman of the Year Awards in Association with Vitality, had led the way in recognising and celebrating the contribution to sport by elite performers, coaches, administrators, community volunteers and inspirational women.

Robe BMFL Blades for KAABOO Festival Perfect Sunset

10/11/2015 - Production News

USA – It’s always exciting being involved in something new and innovative, so Nashville-based lighting and visuals designer Chris Lisle was delighted to be invited by production manager Jim Dorroh of LEO Events to light seven performance stages at the inaugural KAABOO festival recently staged in Del Mar, California.

PR Live Supplies Full Production for Friends Fest

10/11/2015 - Production News

UK – Live event production specialists PR Live supplied all technical elements – lighting, sound and AV – to the recent Friends Fest event, a five day expo-style extravaganza staged at the Boiler House in Brick Lane, east London which celebrated the hugely popular landmark American sitcom, ‘Friends’.

HSL Supplies Moving Lights for Sweet Charity

10/11/2015 - Production News

UK – HSL supplied moving lights and LED screen for the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich’s recent production of the classic Cy Coleman musical, “Sweet Charity”.

Pollstar Nominates Bandit Lites for Lighting Company of the Year

10/11/2015 - Event News

USA – Bandit Lites has announced that it has been nominated again for ‘Lighting Company of the Year’ by Pollstar.

The Heights Baptist Church Creates Scenes with yhe Rogue RH1 Hybrid

10/11/2015 - Project News

USA – As technical director of The Heights Baptist Church, Bobby Dennis is accustomed to creating big concert looks on stage. Leading Christian artists and Dove Award winners like Aaron Shust and Point of Grace have regularly performed at this dynamic church outside Dallas, which counts international recording artist Sixteen Cities among its worship leaders.

Centrepointe Theatre Upgrades with Canada’s First Meyer Sound Leopard System

10/11/2015 - Project News

Ottawa’s Centrepointe Theatre has become the first Canadian venue to permanently install a Meyer Sound Leopard linear sound reinforcement system. The Leopard system is the third generation of Meyer Sound systems to be installed in the 954-seat theatre, which has relied on the durability and longevityof Meyer Sound since its opening in 1988.

ETC heads across Europe for AVITA and JTSE shows

10/11/2015 - Event News

Europe - ETC will be travelling across Europe this month to showcase some of its latest products. In Paris, the company will be working with distributor AVAB France at JTSE on 24-25 November; in Helsinki with Studiotec Oy at AVITA Audiovisual on 18-20 November; and in Serbia, with AVL ProJekt for an open day on 12 November.

Community Provides Audio Reality for Medical Simulation Centre

10/11/2015 - Project News

Audio and video play a key role in the new Medical Simulation Center at Technical University Munich in Germany. The new facility has been designed for the training of physicians and healthcare staff and realistically recreates the critical situations they will encounter in their professional lives.

The warm disco atmosphere of Chic illuminated by Clay Paky.

10/11/2015 - Production News

Italy – Nile Rodgers, the guitarist and founder of Chic, is the man who got the entire planet dancing to the rhythms of The Freak and Good Times. He has also left his mark on famous songs by Diana Ross, David Bowie, Duran Duran and Madonna, right up to a recent cooperation with Daft Punk (three Grammy awards: album of the year, single of the year and best duo performance with Pharrell). He performed an evening of disco music at the Lucca Summer Festival with an exceptional supporting musician, percussionist and drummer Sheila E., who has worked with Prince for more than a decade and who thrilled Barack and Michelle Obama during her recent show at the White House.

Clay Paky is a main attraction along with Ligabue at Campo Volo

10/11/2015 - Production News

Italy – Clay Paky was a main attraction at Campovolo 2015 thanks to lighting designer Jo Campana. Campovolo was a three-and-a-half hour music festival organised to celebrate Ligabue's 25-year career. The 150,000 tickets sold for over seven million euros makes it an all time record for Italy.

DPA Microphones, Sound Devices and Wisycom Create Audio Dream Team for Kellie Pickler CMT Reality Show

10/11/2015 - Production News

USA – Sound supervisor Daniel S. McCoy CAS, owner and operator of ToneMesa, Inc., a Los Angeles-based location and post-production audio company, was recently asked to lend his ear to mix a new CMT reality show featuring American Idol contestant-turned country star Kellie Pickler. He seized the opportunity and integrated three audio powerhouses, DPA Microphones, Sound Devices and Wisycom, into the production.

Gabisom Debuts New MLA System at Brazil’s Rock In Rio

10/11/2015 - Production News

For the sixth Brazilian edition and the 30th anniversary of the original Rock in Rio, production company Gabisom Audio Equipment debuted its new MLA system on the Palco Sunset stage which featured artists such as Korn, John Legend, Magic, Deftones, Steve Vai and Al Jarreau across the mix of rock and pop line ups.

Priscilla UK Tour is No Drag for Stage Electrics

10/11/2015 - Production News

Nine years after its first stage production, the mass appeal of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert shows no sign of waning. The musical story of two drag queens and a transgender woman crossing Australia in their eponymous tour bus is currently on its second UK tour, with a lighting rig supplied by Stage Electrics.

Scrub equips Angell Sound with Avid S6

10/11/2015 - Project News

UK – Scrub, a division of HHB specialising in post production, has provided Angell Sound with an Avid S6 control surface.

White Light Pays Homage to T.S. Eliot

09/11/2015 - Production News

UK - On 21st October, the historic surroundings of Wilton’s Music Hall played host to the ‘Homage to T.S. Eliot’ evening. The event was a fundraiser for the London Library and featured readings of Eliot’s work by renowned actors such as Fiona Shaw, Jeremy Irons and Sir Tom Stoppard, on what was also the fiftieth anniversary of the poet’s death. With more than 250 invited guests in attendance, WL was called upon to provide the lighting support on what was a unique occasion.

Elation Satura Profile: Powerful LED-based CMY Moving Head with Framing

09/11/2015 - Equipment News

Elation Professional has announced the launch of the Satura Profile, an energy-efficient CMY colour-changing moving head in the company’s popular LED-based Satura Series. The Satura Profile features intense output from a 440W cool-white LED engine and houses a host of creative design tools, including zoom and internal framing.

The Barbican Invests in Robe

09/11/2015 - Project News

UK – London’s iconic and respected arts centre, the Barbican, has invested in Robe DL4S LED profile and Pointe multi-functional moving lights which are integral to a new moving light rig installed in the 1,943 capacity Barbican Hall concert venue.

New Dimmer install at Local Venue

09/11/2015 - Project News

UK – An exceedingly busy summer was brought to a close with Illuminate Design the chosen supplier to renew the dimmer system at the Lakeside Theatre on the University of Essex Campus.

Squeek Lights Gets Creative with Chauvet Professional on The Wonder Years Tour

09/11/2015 - Production News

USA – Even by the standards of pop punk, a genre famous for blending outrageously divergent sounds, The Wonder Years stands out for its incredibly wide-ranging style. Deftly swinging from subtle melodies to heart-pounding choruses in the blink of a musical eye, this freewheeling band from the Philadelphia area takes fans on an emotionally charged journey with every performance. Lighting designer Victor Zeiser of Squeek Lights and lighting director David Summers visually capture the eclectic pop punk band’s spirit on its current fall tour with a multi-faceted light show featuring a collection of fixtures from Chauvet Professional.

Volksoper Vienna Insists on DPA Microphones for Every Production

09/11/2015 - Production News

Austria – As the city's main stage for operetta, opera, musicals and ballet, Vienna’s Volksoper is renowned throughout the world for the quality and diversity of its performances. It is also an incredibly busy theatre with some 300 performances of around 35 different productions staged every year between September and June.

Pete Townshend on Audient

09/11/2015 - Production News

UK – “If you’re happy with what you’re doing using a laptop, then you don’t need one of these, but … I can’t live without it,” says multi-instrumentalist Pete Townshend of his Audient ASP4816 – although he could be talking about either of his two Audient analogue consoles, ASP8024 or ASP4816. Townshend speaks passionately about analogue recording using his Audient on camera.

Pearce Hire nominated for TPI Awards 2016

09/11/2015 - Event News

UK – Pearce Hire has announced that it has been nominated in two categories for the 2016 TPI Awards.

PRG XL Video Realises ‘Opel Selfie Jump’ at IAA 2015

06/11/2015 - Event News

For ten days – from 17 to 27 September – visitors to the Opel booth at IAA 2015 could create their own personal ‘Opel Selfie Jump’ – a Bullet-Time tracking shot with frozen scenery, known from the Matrix films and numerous commercials. The automobile manufacturer relied on the experience of PRG XL Video for the planning, design and technical implementation of their exacting requirements. Bellprat Associates AG was responsible for the idea and the concept. The graphical user interface of the terminals, the Facebook connectivity and implementation of the barcode scanners was realised by bluelemon Interactive GmbH.

Avolites Ai S4 servers premiere new visuals for Coldplay

06/11/2015 - Production News

USA British rock powerhouse Coldplay premiered brand new visuals for 2015 in Las Vegas and New York this autumn designed by video director Ben Miles of Mixed Emotions, London, using Avolites Ai S4 servers.

ZED Installed in Chinese Stadium

06/11/2015 - Project News

Located in China’s Sichuang province, an Allen & Heath ZED-436 four-buss mixer has been installed in Mingshan stadium, one of the key reconstruction projects following the 2013 Lushan earthquake.

CPL Helps Create Live ID for L’Oréal

06/11/2015 - Production News

UK and Ireland – Central Presentations Ltd. (CPL) brought expertise, innovation and full technical production comprising sound, lighting and video to the recent high profile ID Live road show by L’Oréal, working for producers Bright Productions.

SFL first to use new L-Acoustics X Series for major UK Worship event

06/11/2015 - Production News

London’s bi-annual Festival of Life is a major religious gathering of the global Pentecostal Redeemed Christian Church of God. Attracting 40,000 worshippers to ExCel London, the event features a dynamic mix of music, dance, drama and gospel. SFL Group has provided sound reinforcement to the event for the last eight years and this October they designed an L-Acoustics Kara sound system, while also deploying an L-Acoustics X Series stage monitoring system for the first time in the UK.

Bandit Announces Nashville Promotions

06/11/2015 - People News

USA – Bandit Lites proudly announces three promotions within its Nashville location: Erich Hudgens to shop foreman, Jimmy Hatten to project manager and Shawn Lear to client representative.

China’s Chimelong Ocean Kingdom Immerses Audiences with AVB-enabled Meyer Sound System

06/11/2015 - Project News

Advanced audio technologies from Meyer Sound help deliver an immersive experience for audiences of all ages at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom’s 5D Castle Theater in Zhuhai, China. Located in the Chimelong International Ocean Resort, the 1,000-seat theatre presents an animated show with support from 119 Meyer Sound loudspeakers. The theatre’s sophisticated, multichannel presentation includes 26 input channels and various output channel configurations connected to the D-Mitri digital audio platform via one of the world’s largest AVB (Audio Video Bridging) networks.

Nuemos Gets Cool With Chauvet Professional

06/11/2015 - Project News

USA – During the 1990s, the name Moe’s Mo’Roc’N Café resonated in the hearts of grunge fans everywhere. Located in a nondescript brown building in Seattle’s hip Capitol Hill district, the club didn’t look like much from the outside, but inside it was a cauldron of new musical expressions. Neil Young first collaborated with Pearl Jam here. Mirror Ball, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Garbage all got their start on the club’s stage. Moe’s closed briefly, but was given new life in 2003 when it was relaunched as Nuemos (pronounced “new moes”). Today bands from a new generation are drawing shoulder-to-shoulder crowds at the rechristened club, performing under the lights of an almost all-LED rig comprised of fixtures from Chauvet Professional.

The Warehouse Sound Services Host D&B Audiotechnik V-Series Point Source Presentation

06/11/2015 - Event News

UK – On Tuesday 24th November at The Pavilion Theatre Rehearsal Space, Glasgow, the d&b audiotechnik GB team will present a new breed of point source loudspeakers with sales partner The Warehouse Sound Services.

Insane for Robe

06/11/2015 - Production News

South Africa – Insane Sound & Lighting is a busy technical production and design company based in Cornubia, Durban, run by the charismatic Vimal Rawjee (pictured), who took the name from his DJ days when he earned a reputation for cramming “insane” amounts of audio kit into all types of imaginable – and unimaginable – spaces and making lots of noise! It was something ‘that stuck’ as they say!

Highlite UK and AML Event Lighting Hire 'Freshen up the Ball!'

06/11/2015 - Production News

UK – AML Event Lighting Hire from Dundee recently supplied a whole host of Showtec lighting fixtures for the Freshers Ball at Dundee University. The Products included Pixel Bar 12 pixel-mapping battens and iB-16R moving heads – part of the Infinity family from Highlite International. The whole Event was programmed by LD Lewis Day.

DiGiCo SD7 masters Rock in Rio

06/11/2015 - Production News

Brazil – Since 1985, Rock in Rio has been one of the world’s most successful music festivals. In its spiritual and historic home of Rio de Janeiro, it continually sells out its 700,000 capacity. This year, with a heavyweight line up that included Queen + Adam Lambert, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Seal, Katie Perry, Rihanna, John Legend and Motley Crew, what better choice of master console than a DiGiCo SD7?

Avolites Arena console 001 now in stock at Fineline Lighting

06/11/2015 - Production News

UK Bristol-based full service event lighting and rigging hire facility Fineline Lighting has become the proud owner of Avolites' latest console, Arena, model #001.

Artistic Licence at Lux Live 2015

05/11/2015 - Event News

UK - Lighting controls expert, Artistic Licence, is preparing to roll-out a raft of new technology at this year’s Lux Live event. The show, which runs for two days, is Europe’s biggest annual lighting event, with over 300 exhibitors and a programme of talks, debates and panel discussions.

Adamson Provides Ibiza Ushuaia Club With Custom Sound

05/11/2015 - Project News

Ibiza – The Ushuaia Club on Ibiza, one of the Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea located between Spain’s coastline and the larger island of Majorca, recently installed a new Adamson sound reinforcement system. Ibiza has become famous for its nightlife and electronic music dance scene.  

GLP’s New X1 Provides Impression Technology at Entry Level

05/11/2015 - Equipment News

Following considerable pre-launch interest, GLP’s tiny, lightweight and budget-conscious impression X1 is now in production.

Chauvet Professional Teams Up With Kinetic Lighting’s Rachel Miller to Stop Traffic at LDI

05/11/2015 - Event News

USA – Lighting designers draw inspiration from many sources: nature, music, film and art, to name a few. For Rachel Miller it was (at least in one instance), imagining herself in an elevator. When Miller, an LD and project co-ordinator for Kinetic Lighting, was contacted by Chauvet vice president Berenice Chauvet to create a design for the company’s LDI booth, she instantly grasped the nature of her mission.

Allen & Heath Launches New ZED Mini Mixers

05/11/2015 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has launched three new mini mixers from its acclaimed ZED analogue console range, including the first ZEDi hybrid mixer/interface. The ZED-6, ZED-6FX and ZEDi-8 are designed with all the features and quality required by musicians, recording artists and for AV work, in a compact, portable format.

Yamaha Feels The Love At Mon Amour

05/11/2015 - Project News

Italy – The Mon Amour nightclub in Rimini combines a high quality dining experience with late night DJ sets and live music by top Italian artists. A recent audio upgrade saw Mon Amour added to the long list of Italian venues which trust Yamaha products to deliver high class entertainment to its customers.

Penn Elcom Launches New Low Noise Fan

05/11/2015 - Equipment News

Global flightcase and loudspeaker component manufacturer, Penn Elcom, is launching a tough new low-noise 3U heat extraction unit which can be fitted to the front or back of any 19 inch racking unit, to suck the heat out of an enclosure quickly, efficiently and silently.

Robe for European Maccabi Games Opening Ceremony

05/11/2015 - Production News

Germany – With nearly 200 units, Robe was the moving light brand of choice at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 European Maccabi Games (EMG2015), Europe’s biggest Jewish sports event staged at the Waldbühne amphitheatre in Berlin’s Olympic Park, and officially declared open by German President Joachim Gauk.

Optoma brings neat solution to gamers, sports fans and film buffs homes

05/11/2015 - Equipment News

Gamers and those that love to watch TV, sports or films will be thrilled with Optoma’s new GT5000 projector, just launched. Its ultra-short lens provides extra-large 100-inch images on any wall with the projector placed just 30cm away. This makes it a neat solution for any living room and guarantees a huge picture the whole family can enjoy without any shadows cast from gamers or people going to fetch the popcorn.

Meyer Sound IntelligentDC at Award-Winning London Jazz Club: “It’s A Completely Different World”

04/11/2015 - Project News

UK – A fixture of London’s jazz music scene for more than four decades, PizzaExpress Jazz Club recently replaced its ageing audio system with a new, self-powered Meyer Sound system featuring IntelligentDC technology. Long known for its intimate atmosphere, friendly acoustics, and stellar musical lineup, the club was voted Live Music Venue of the Year at the 2015 London Lifestyle Awards soon after the upgrade.

Harlequin to sponsor final NDTA Conference

04/11/2015 - Event News

UK - Harlequin Floors is the sole sponsor of the NDTA Conference which takes place at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance on 28th November.

Theatre Projects collaborates on transformation of Atlanta's Alliance Theatre

04/11/2015 - Project News

USA - Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre recently revealed the final renderings for a renovation that will completely transform its facilities. The project, which will begin in the summer of 2017, will help the Tony Award-winning theatre company produce ambitious works, better engage with the surrounding community, and provide audiences with more dynamic and comfortable theatre-going experiences. 

Chauvet Celebrates at New Belgian Facility

04/11/2015 - Business News

Belgium – Chauvet will be welcoming lighting professionals, designers, media and clients to its European home office in Ghent, Belgium on 18th November for an evening of festivities and hands-on product demonstration. The event, which marks the official grand opening of the company’s new European facility, is also a celebration of Chauvet’s 25th anniversary.

Awards and Nostalgia for GLP in Record Stand and Light Show Display

04/11/2015 - Event News

USA – GLP Inc. reports an overwhelming success at the recent LDI 2015 in Las Vegas, not only because of the response the company received to its new generation of impression LED fixtures, but also for the awards with which it was accoladed.

Lighting Locomotives is a Teamwork Triumph at National Railway Museum

04/11/2015 - Event News

UK – The Great Hall at the National Railway Museum at York was the singularly impressive location for the seventh annual ‘Locos in a Different Light’ competition. Sponsored jointly by Ambersphere Solutions and Pulsar Light of Cambridge, the aim is to challenge six teams of students from different colleges across the UK who are studying technical lighting at Further and Higher education levels, to each light one of the iconic locomotives in the Museum’s Great Hall. Each team is given a selection of lighting fixtures, an MA dot2 console and two hours to rig and programme their chosen design.

ORKA lit wirelessly with W-DMX

04/11/2015 - Production News

Sweden - Lighting designer Fredik Nilsson led with innovation at the Regional Theatre in the city of Växjö, Sweden. In the production of ORKA, Nilsson and Scenic Designer Paulina Ahnberg created a luminous garden chair, combining a retro design with a futuristic look, using 50 metres of Thinlight, an electro-luminescent technology used in decor/scenery installations in Scandinavia.

G5 proved to be successful at LDI Show 2015

04/11/2015 - Event News

USA – Wireless Solution Sweden has had another successful year at LDI SHOW in Las Vegas. The Swedish company released the new UglyBox mk2 and introduced Generation 5 of the W-DMX range to the North America Market. The LDI Show proved to be very successful with great feedback from W-DMX’s loyal users.  

Robe BMFLs Cut Some Shapes for Dance Afrique in Dubai

04/11/2015 - Production News

The 2015 Dance Afrique Festival staged at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai was a sizzlingly hot celebration of African music headlined by international superstar Akon from Senegal and also featuring Congolese musician Awilo Logombia and singer/songwriter Flavour from Nigeria.

Colour Sound Supplies Lights and LED Screens to MiNT Festival

04/11/2015 - Production News

UK – The invigorating alternative line up was just one of several fresh elements to the 2015 MiNT Festival – the 10,000 capacity event expanded to two days for the first time, and also had a new location at Wetherby Racecourse near Leeds, Yorkshire.

Ayrton reports its most successful LDI show to date

04/11/2015 - Event News

USA – Ayrton has returned triumphant from its annual visit to the LDI show in Las Vegas, where it was exhibiting with exclusive US distributor, Morpheus Lights, to promote its six new product releases, all of which were extremely well-received by the viewing public.

S+H Cubed in Hungary

04/11/2015 - Production News

Hungary – Devon-based drapes, starcloth, LED and visual effects specialist S+H Technical Support supplied its innovative LED Video Floor product to the first Hungarian edition of popular television games show, The Cube.

Electrosonic Wins Award for Control Room Project of the Year

03/11/2015 - Event News

UK – Electrosonic was awarded Control Room Project of the Year for the ‘Barclays Global Command Centre at Radbroke Hall’ at the 17th Annual AV Awards in London. Electrosonic has amassed a total of 29 awards since the honours began in 1999.

A new chapter in audio excellence Sennheiser presents the successor to the legendary Orpheus

03/11/2015 - Equipment News

Audio specialist Sennheiser is re-defining the limits of audiophile sound. With the successor to the legendary Orpheus, and one that shares its famous name, Sennheiser is presenting a new reference headphone system that promises an unprecedented audio experience. This electrostatic headphone system combines a unique amplifier concept with carefully selected materials and highest quality craftsmanship. A frequency response that extends beyond the range of human hearing and the lowest total harmonic distortion that has ever been measured in an audio reproduction system are just some of the technical highlights of this milestone product. Sennheiser leaves no doubt that the exclusive Orpheus is the best headphone system in the world. 

DiGiCo Quiz Night Behind the Scenes the Winner

03/11/2015 - Event News

The third DiGiCo Charity Quiz Rental Company of the Year, or ‘The Paul Keating Stag Do!’ as it became this year in honour of the Delta Sound MD, brought together some of the top UK audio companies in a battle of knowledge, wits, devious underhand dealings and a bar bill bigger than a you can imagine!

CMI Launches Adamson S-Series In Australia

03/11/2015 - Business News

Adamson Systems Engineering has announced the official launch of the S Series in Australia. Distributor CMI recently invited sound companies, consultants, sound technicians and integrators from the live, corporate, venue and church markets to hear a live demonstration of the new line array at their headquarters in Melbourne.

DiTech AV designs innovative Worship stage with help from PR Lighting and Mega Systems, Inc.

03/11/2015 - Project News

USA Impact Youth Camp is a two-week long church retreat that attracts high school and middle school students from churches from all over Texas. Over 1200 students attend, participating in group seminars, praise and worship.

Airstar Shines a Bright Light at European Summer Festivals

03/11/2015 - Production News

France – As the festival season recently drew to a close, Airstar announced that they lit up well over half a million festival goers this year. Summer has historically been a busy season for Airstar whose solutions are now in high demand across major international festivals for public lighting, rescue and safety, signage and decoration.

Midwestern Church Installs Allen & Heath for Worship Services

03/11/2015 - Project News

USA – First Reform Church, located in the small town of Buffalo Center, Iowa, installed Allen & Heath’s Qu-24 compact digital mixer, ME personal monitoring system and an AR2412 IO rack in its house of worship. 

Steve Lieberman Adds Colour to Entrance at Drai’s Las Vegas with Iluminarc

03/11/2015 - Project News

USA – The driving force behind some of the world’s most iconic clubs and the producer of movies like “Weekend at Bernie’s” and “The Man With One Red Shoe,” Victor Drai has an undeniable talent for turning dreams into reality. One vividly beautiful and exciting example of this ability is Drai’s Beachclub • Nightclub, a magical vision come to life that was recently made even more compelling with the addition of artfully placed colour changing fixtures from Iluminarc.

Unusual Rigging helps bring the dark world of Alexander McQueen to life at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket

03/11/2015 - Production News

UK – It's been somewhat of an Alexander McQueen/Unusual Rigging year. Five years after the death of the fashion designer, interest in both his work and the life that inspired it has been at an all time high. In March, the V&A Museum brought Unusual Rigging on board to assist with the displays for its McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibit. The show, which ran for 21 weeks, exceeded all expectations, making it the most popular in the V&A's history. Now a play which delves into the visionary imagination and dark dream world of the late designer is taking the West End by storm and Unusual Rigging are once again at the centre of the action.

Bandit Brings the Lights to Big Blue Madness

03/11/2015 - Production News

USA – It was a capacity crowd at Rupp Arena on 16th October, as the University of Kentucky’s Wildcats took the court for their annual Big Blue Madness. The exhibition basketball game marks the first ‘official’ practice, and consists of grand spectacles, lasers, fireworks and stunning lighting provided by Bandit Lites.

PixelFLEX to showcase its award-winning LED video screens at WFX 2015

03/11/2015 - Event News

USA – Opening on Wednesday 18th November PixelFLEX is demonstrating a variety of its pioneering LED video solutions for the house of worship market at WFX 2015. Highlighted by the 2015 Parnelli Award-winning FLEXCurtain HD and the curve-able FLEXLite Plus, PixelFLEX will also be featuring the FLEXCurtain and FLEXLite LED video solutions in Booth 507. The WFX Expo will take place at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 18-19, 2015.

Hawthorn Hired by New Order for European Tour

03/11/2015 - Production News

Hawthorn has been awarded the prestigious contract to supply lighting and video equipment for the highly anticipated New Order European Tour, which kicks off in Paris on 4th November.

Clay Paky wins the most important lighting awards in America at LDI

03/11/2015 - Event News

USA – The 2015 edition of LDI revealed a lively market, and was yet another success for the Italian company. In addition to gaining the visitors’ approval for its new products, Clay Paky also won the two most significant international awards.

HSL Boards Chattanooga Choo Choo for Glenn Miller Story Tour

03/11/2015 - Production News

UK – HSL is supplying lighting equipment for the popular Bill Kenwright production of ‘The Glenn Miller Story’, currently touring the UK with veteran entertainer Tommy Steel in the lead role. The show features another stunning lighting design by top theatre LD, Nick Richings. The show has been an instant success, playing to packed audiences and also earning great critical acclaim and rave reviews.

Martin Audio Releases Ma5.0Q Amplifier

03/11/2015 - Equipment News

Equally versatile in both portable and installed system configurations, and with its four channels delivering up to 5,000W, neatly packed into 1 RU weighing just over 7kg/16lb, Martin Audio’s new MA5.0Q is a flexible, cost-effective solution for small to medium sound systems.

AVStumpfl Curve Screen Goes 360 in Greece

03/11/2015 - Project News

'360 event agency' from Greece looked no further than Austrian engineering experts AV Stumpfl to meet its requirement for a four-metre high by 30-metre wide Curve screen for presentations at an international conference of a FORTUNE 500 client, one of Forbe’s most innovative global brands, that was held in Athens and attended by 500 participants from 28 countries.

Rob Harris strengthens Theatre Projects' integrated design team

03/11/2015 - People News

UKTheatre Projects has appointed world-renowned theatre consultant and international auditorium acoustic designer Rob Harris as a key consultant.

Meskie Granie Festival Tours with Robe

03/11/2015 - Production News

Poland – Meskie Granie is a festival tour that showcases the music of some of the most inventive, interesting and experimental Polish alt rock and electronic artists ‘of the moment’. This year the six date tour headlined by the 2015 Męskie Granie Orchestra and featuring a different supporting line-up in each city, culminated in Zywiec where it was enjoyed by over 10,000 live audience and streamed over the internet to a further 265,000 fans.

ETC light-art bridges Oregon river

02/11/2015 - Project News

USA – Spanning the Willamette River in the state of Oregon, there is a confluence of nature, light, art, engineering and architecture. Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People is the first new bridge in the Portland area in 40 years. Accessible only by pedestrians, cyclists and public transport, it’s an eye-catching spectacle both day and night, designed and lit to emphasise the importance of the river to the city and its inhabitants.

Multi-purpose Elation Lighting for Multi-use Dakota Restaurant and Bar

02/11/2015 - Project News

USA – Over the past 12 months, Elation dealer Fyxx Entertainment has outfitted several top entertainment venues in Scottsdale, Arizona, with Elation lighting and video systems – live music venue Livewire and The District bar and nightclub for example – a list that also includes Dakota, a full service restaurant and bar located in the heart of Scottsdale’s thriving Entertainment District.

ProPlex EZ-LAN Presented with LDI 2015 Debuting Product Award

02/11/2015 - Event News

USA – In a ceremony at the Las Vegas Convention Center last week during the LDI 2015 tradeshow, Live Design recognized the new ProPlex EZ-LAN Unity 20 with an LDI 2015 Best Debuting Product of the Year Award.

The Warehouse Sound Presents Allen & Heath D-Live Product Demonstration Day

02/11/2015 - Event News

UK – Leading pro-audio provider The Warehouse Sound Services is teaming up with  Audio-Technica, the UK exclusive distributor Allen & Heath to showcase their next generation digital mixing system, dLive. 

Britannia Row Productions move mountains at Rugby World Cup Opening

02/11/2015 - Production News

UK – As earthquakes go Japan arguably has the edge in terms of World Cup Rugby and seismic shocks. Yet the opening ceremony, conceived and executed by Take That’s creative director Kim Gavin firmly focused the attention of the world’s TV cameras upon the contest in uncompromising terms.

Swinging in Hull

02/11/2015 - Production News

UK – dbn Lighting from Manchester recently designed and supplied lighting equipment to two innovative site-specific shows in Hull created by outdoor arts and performance specialists Walk The Plank, in their role as artistic directors of Hull Freedom festival which is a diverse mix of arts, music and cultural events staged over three days in and around the city of Hull.

Derby Graduates work on World Premiere of Spectre

02/11/2015 - Production News

UK - Eight University of Derby graduates worked at the World Premiere of the latest James Bond film, Spectre, at the Royal Albert Hall on October 26.

Hyrljudet Make a Sound Investment in Robe

02/11/2015 - Project News

Sweden – Hyrljudet is a forward-thinking, fast-growing technical production and rental company based in Goteborg and founded in 2005 by Kristoffer Jansson.