News Archive for April 2015

Eaton’s Zero 88 FLX Creates a Buzz at Prolight+Sound

30/04/2015 - Event News

Power management company Eaton launched its new FLX lighting console – part of a new performance lighting control product line from Zero 88 – at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt.

Kinesys Flying High at Prolight+Sound 2015

30/04/2015 - Event News

UK-based motion control specialist Kinesys launched its new Pathfinder system at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt which was a great success.

Music Group aquires TC Group

30/04/2015 - Business News

Music Group has announced the acquisition of TC Group, one of the largest group of companies in the professional audio industry. Headquartered in Denmark, and with offices all over the world, TC Group owns and manages some of the most acclaimed brands such as Tannoy, Lab Gruppen, Lake, TC Electronics, TC Helicon and TC Applied Technologies.

Turbosound iQ Series Loudspeakers Now Shipping

30/04/2015 - Equipment News

Professional British audio icon Turbosound has announced their highly-anticipated iQ Series networked loudspeaker product line is now shipping and will soon be available from all major resellers.

The Kimmel Center employs d&b V-Series for movies, music and more

30/04/2015 - Project News

USA – The Perelman theatre in Philadelphia’s Kimmel Centre for the Performing arts is primarily a recital room but also serves as the venue’s cinema. David Conner is the Center’s audio department head: “We have just completed a significant investment in the Perelman cinema system, this is now full 4k specification, a 32,000 lumen Barco projector, 40 foot wide Stewart Filmscreen, and a bespoke 7:1 audio system using d&b audiotechnik V-Series and E-Series, designed and implemented by Pete Cosmos at systems integrator, Acme Professional.

Glitz and glamour: grandMA2 score at the Central American and Caribbean Games

30/04/2015 - Production News

They may be on a smaller scale than the Olympic Games but the 22nd Central American and Caribbean Games packed just as much glitz and glamour into their opening ceremonies in Veracruz, Mexico. Lighting designer David Grill, of David Grill and Associates, Inc. (DGA) in Mahwah, New Jersey, used grandMA2 lighting consoles to illuminate the festivities.

Michalis Michael Invests in Two Prism Sound Titan Interfaces

30/04/2015 - Production News

UK Recording/mix engineer Michalis 'MsM' Michael says he is delighted with the flexibility of his new Prism Sound Titan audio interfaces because they can be so easily moved between his own studio and any other studio he chooses to work in.

Compact QU Manages 5SOS Promo Tour in America

30/04/2015 - Production News

Fresh off a stadium tour supporting One Direction, Australian punk pop band, 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS), embarked on a promo tour of the USA with Allen & Heath’s Qu-16 digital rackmount mixer managing the live acoustic performances. 

PLASA 2015 aims high with world-class offering at ExCeL

30/04/2015 - Event News

From its award-winning venue, to its business only focus and change in opening hours, PLASA 2015 has its sights firmly set on providing a show that delivers on every level.

Prolight + Sound proves storming success for Philips and partners

30/04/2015 - Event News

Germany Philips has secured yet another successful year at Frankfurt's Prolight + Sound trade show.  The company teamed up with its European partners to launch a wide range of industry-anticipated new products from its entertainment lighting brands, including the Vari-Lite VL4000 BeamWash, Strand Lighting 500ML console and an array of innovative Showline luminaires.

A matrix for learning

30/04/2015 - Project News

UK – Fulbridge Academy in Peterborough is a primary school that was recently judged as 'outstanding' by Ofsted. A culturally and socially diverse school with children from more than 25 countries, it is renowned for its creative approach to the curriculum. Head teacher, Iain Erskine is at the helm of this dynamic centre of learning and regularly presents at conferences and seminars across the UK to share Fulbridge's forward-thinking vision with other educators. Possessing National School of Creativity status and SATS results that place it amongst the most successful schools in the country, it was inevitable that when Fulbridge was seeking to enhance its environment with an audio twist, it would be no ordinary solution.

RES brings technical solutions for Siemens at World Expo Milan

30/04/2015 - Project News

Italy Creative technology expert Realtime Environment Systems Ltd (RES) has completed an 18-month project, working in collaboration with media agency Innovision and content creators Immersive, to design, install and pixel map 1000s of LEDs for two of four giant metal LED sculptures created for Expo Milano 2015.  

Newest in Elation Lighting Innovation Coming to PLASA Focus Leeds 2015

30/04/2015 - Event News

Fresh off a successful Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, Elation Professional heads to the Royal Armouries in Leeds for PLASA Focus, where premiere launch products like the all-new ACL Series of LED lights and the powerful hybrid Platinum FLX moving head will be on display, and much more.

AED Distribution UK and Prolyte group further strengthen their partnership

29/04/2015 - Business News

As one of Prolyte’s distributors for the UK, AED Distribution UK is uniquely placed to provide a raft of solutions to Prolyte users by combining services from the AED Toolbox with the Prolyte trussing and staging offering.

Adamson Names TID Distributor For South Africa

29/04/2015 - Business News

Adamson Systems Engineering has announced the appointment of Technology Innovative Distribution (TID) as the exclusive distributor of Adamson products in South Africa. The agreement was finalised at the recent Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, Germany, where Adamson also launched their newest compact line array, the S-Series.

Robe SmartWhites for Al Jazeera London Studio

29/04/2015 - Project News

A special version of Robe’s ROBIN LEDWash 800 PureWhite SW fixture was specified by lighting designer and broadcast lighting and visual media effects specialist, Manfred Ollie Olma, from Cologne, Germany based lighting and visual design practice, mo2 design, for the new state-of-the-art Al Jazeera broadcast studio in London.

CT Doubles Inventory of GLUX Carbon 10

29/04/2015 - Production News

Creative Technology (CT) is doubling its inventory of ultra lightweight GLUX Carbon 10 LED display. The new product will offer several performance improvements and will be fully protected for outdoor use with improved water ingress and ultra-violet protection. As part of the upgrade CT’s original stock of GLUX Carbon 10 will be replaced with the new product.

Scenographic SGM illumination of roundabout in Ishøj

29/04/2015 - Project News

Denmark – As an extension of the successful lighting design project for the new forecourt at Ishøj Station and eastern part of the city centre, the municipality decided to complete the lighting for the city centre including the adjoining urban areas and a roundabout.

NEXT-proaudio appoints Echo Beats for United Arab Emirates

29/04/2015 - Business News

The Portuguese audio manufacturer brand NEXT-proaudio has announced the appointment of a new distributor for United Arab Emirates, Echo Beats Electronics, and from now on they will handle the exclusive distribution of NEXT-proaudio products for that market.

More power, more colors, more flexible

29/04/2015 - Equipment News

'Surf on a light wave' – since last year, this is possible with the Futurelight Wave. At the Prolight+Sound 2015, Futurelight presented a new version of the popular moving head – even brighter, even more colorful and even more flexible.

PLASA Focus: Leeds 2015 announces outstanding seminar programme

29/04/2015 - Event News

UK - This year’s PLASA Focus: Leeds 2015, held at the Royal Armouries, Leeds on 12th and 13th of May, has announced a seminar programme that will continue to make this year’s show an essential event for the UK’s entertainment technology industry.

Chroma-Q Color One 100 LED Pars Beam Brightly for Aladdin at Worthing’s Connaught Theatre

29/04/2015 - Production News

UK – Chroma-Q Color One 100 LED Pars made their debut at Worthing’s Connaught Theatre beaming bright, primary colours for an all-star production of Aladdin.

Rope Assemblies promotes Linda Martin

29/04/2015 - People News

Rope Assemblies Ltd has announced that Linda Martin (pictured) has been promoted to operations director.

Artistic Licence at PLASA Focus Leeds 2015

29/04/2015 - Event News

Artistic Licence invites visitors to stand N-B23 at this year’s PLASA Focus Leeds.

RV Sun Acoustics Appointed as China Distributor

29/04/2015 - Business News

Beijing distributor RV Sun Acoustics has been appointed the China distributor for Pan Acoustics, the advanced steerable audio specialist from Wolfenbüttel in Germany.

Introducing the EVID Compact Sound speaker series from Electro-Voice

29/04/2015 - Equipment News

The new EVID Compact Sound speaker series joins the globally popular EVID (EV Innovative Design) family of small-format installed audio products from Electro-Voice.

Wigwam’s Optocore MADI Adoption Simplifies FOH Setup for Dave Bracey and Björk

28/04/2015 - Production News

Few rental companies have been as progressive as Wigwam in deploying Optocore optical fibre interfaces over the years, and configuring drive racks designed to give their sound engineers a much more ‘fuel efficient’, elegant and secure ride.

Richard Van Nairn boosts Martin Audio’s sales force

28/04/2015 - People News

Martin Audio has boosted its UK sales force by recruiting Richard Van Nairn (pictured) as a new account manager, working alongside Al Brown.

XL Video Back On The Road with Ben Howard

28/04/2015 - Production News

Europe – XL Video are supplying a creative video package, including segmented LED screens and multi-channel camera system for Ben Howard as he steps up to UK and European arenas on his ‘I Forget Where We Were’ tour.

Leading LED Screen Manufacturer PixelFLEX to Feature FLEXCurtain HD to Kansas City Market at PLASA Focus 2015

28/04/2015 - Event News

PixelFLEX, a leading provider of flexible and lightweight LED video screens, will be returning to PLASA Focus at the Kansas City 2015 trade show with its new FLEXCurtain HD LED video wall, a physically lighter video product designed for a new variety of needs.

Sam Hunt ‘Leaves The Lights’ To Bandit

28/04/2015 - Production News

USA – Rising country star Sam Hunt is having a fantastic year, with his first album Montevallo becoming the bestselling country debut album since 2011, certified gold, and two number ones on Billboard’s country airplay charts. He’s now on tour with lighting provided by Bandit Lites, bringing his smooth sound to established country fans and winning new listeners every day.

ETC gets in gear for PLASA Focus Leeds 2015

28/04/2015 - Event News

Following a hugely successful Prolight & Sound in Frankfurt, ETC is getting ready to head to northern England, where its most popular new and updated products will be on display on stand C06 at PLASA Focus Leeds, 12-13 May.

Ayrton Continues to Inspire and Innovate at Prolight + Sound 2015

28/04/2015 - Event News

True to form, French LED lighting manufacturer Ayrton surprised visitors and clients with the launch of no less than seven new products at Prolight + Sound 2015. The newest developments added three fixtures to Ayrton’s Creative Solutions line, two unique specimens to its imaging displays portfolio and a further two additions to its automated luminaires range.

White Light transforms National Theatre in LED for Fast Forward fundraiser

28/04/2015 - Production News

Last month White light had its first opportunity to light the way for Fast Forward, a unique fundraising gala evening at the National Theatre. Featuring an auction for once-in-a-lifetime experiences and excerpts from forthcoming productions, the event raised proceeds for NT Future – a transformative project providing new facilities for audiences, artists and young people.

MDG Releases New Fog Generators at Prolight + Sound 2015

28/04/2015 - Event News

MDG celebrated its 35th anniversary at Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt with the release of three new fog generators.

Outline handles expanded music programme at Mumbai’s first Hard Rock Café

28/04/2015 - Project News

Since India’s first Hard Rock Café opened in Mumbai’s busy upmarket Worli district about nine years ago, the venue has built up a great following, thanks to its role as a standard-bearer of the brand’s successful combination of good food and good music.

Chauvet Professional Introduces Ovation H-105WW House Light with COB LED Technology and Interchangeable Lenses

28/04/2015 - Equipment News

Chauvet Professional has added a versatile LED house light to its award-winning line of Ovation stage and studio fixtures. The new Ovation H-105WW is a warm white fixture that features COB LED technology to produce an exceptionally flat, even, flattering field of illumination when used as a houselight in any environment.

Tom Campbell upgrades his Avolites Tiger Touch II to V9 for Karnivool

28/04/2015 - Production News

UK Lighting designer Tom Campbell is using an Avolites Tiger Touch II for the entire run of Australian progressive rock band Karnivool's European tour – and has recently upgraded to the new operating system Titan V9.

The Javone Prince Show

28/04/2015 - Production News

Over the past few years there have been a number of studios closing in London, meaning that more and more work is being filmed in different parts of the country. So it was very refreshing when The Javone Prince Show was recently filmed in the up-and-coming Rivoli Ballroom.

Tim McCall adds Responsibility for Latin America Region for L-Acoustics

28/04/2015 - People News

L-Acoustics has announced a strengthened commitment to the Latin American market, appointing Tim McCall (pictured) as sales manager for the region. With five years of experience as sales manager for Europe, Africa and Oceania at L-Acoustics, and 25 years experience in the Pro Audio industry to his credit, McCall will be tasked with developing the brand in this vast and growing territory.

Alcons celebrates successful Prolight+Sound

28/04/2015 - Event News

Alcons Audio is celebrating its most successful Prolight+Sound ever, with two new pro-ribbon line-array systems, the LR28 and LR16.2, taking centre stage.

Robert Juliat Serves it Right at Prolight + Sound 2015

28/04/2015 - Event News

Robert Juliat served up an extremely well received menu of new products at Prolight + Sound 2015, starting with the presentation of its new asymmetrical LED cyclorama light, DALIS. The new 300W batten proved the hit of the Lightpower Village. DALIS stunned everyone with its powerful, smooth coverage and the huge variety of pastel and saturated colour generated by its eight-colour LED sources. “The spread and density of the light produced combined with the silent fanless operation makes it ideally suited to theatre and television,” says sales director, Claus Spreyer. “We are really excited by the prospect of bringing this superb new Robert Juliat product to our customers.”

Electrifying Elation Lighting and Video Package for Livewire in Arizona

28/04/2015 - Project News

USA – An exciting new contemporary live entertainment venue, Livewire, opened recently in Scottsdale, Arizona, outfitted with a large, professional lighting and video system from Elation Professional supplied by Elation dealer Fyxx Entertainment. Located in the heart of Scottsdale’s entertainment district, Livewire is Arizona's newest premier concert and performance space, playing host to a spectrum of national touring acts (Jeff Bridges, The English Beat, Boyz II Men) and up-and-coming local bands all supported by state-of-the-art sound, lighting and production.

Electro-Voice introduces the X2-212/90 high-performance compact line-array loudspeaker system at Prolight+Sound 2015

28/04/2015 - Event News

The result of rigorous research and development, the new X-Line Advance family of line-array loudspeakers from Electro-Voice represents a dynamic step forward in line-array loudspeaker system design, offering a range of new features and advanced audio technologies that work together to surpass the performance of other line arrays available today – and all in a significantly more compact cabinet.

Thronecast with RML

27/04/2015 - Production News

Every once in a while a show comes along and is so successful that it develops a cult following. Only Fools and Horses, Star Wars, Breaking Bad are a few that immediately spring to mind and now there is Game of Thrones.

Philips at RML

27/04/2015 - Business News

Since Richard Martin Lighting relocated to Sovereign Park in 2007, the huge increase in Warehouse space has meant that is has created a wealth of opportunities and potential for the company. Not only is there ample space for the-ever expanding stock inventory, there are also numerous offices, workshops and a fully functioning demo room – Studio 24.

System integration made in Germany aboard Anthem of the Seas

27/04/2015 - Project News

Germany – Royal Caribbean International´s Anthem of the Seas set off on her maiden voyage down the coast of Western Europe on 22 April. On board, the guests in entertainment venue Two70° in the ship´s stern – so named because of its breath-taking 270 degree panoramic views of the ocean – are experiencing spectacular shows courtesy of an innovative technical design and installation by full-service supplier of top quality media system solutions, Amptown System Company.

Entec on the Road with The Australian Pink Floyd Show

27/04/2015 - Production News

Entec’s lighting department is enjoying another busy season with The Australian Pink Floyd Show (TAPFS), currently touring Europe with a fabulous Floydesque lighting design by Phil White which is being operated by Tom Mumby.

Robe BMFLs Hit The Beauty Spot in SA

27/04/2015 - Production News

Rising to new challenges is one of the many elements making South African designer Joshua Cutts of Visual Frontier passionate about creating spectacular shows, and for the live telecast of Miss South Africa 2015, he picked up producer/director Gavin Wratten’s gauntlet to help bring a fresh look to the high profile beauty pageant staged at Sun City Superbowl.

Apex expands Liviau range with Liviau S for bars, clubs, HoW and retail

27/04/2015 - Equipment News

Following the successful ISE launch of Liviau R, the brand new, all-in-one conference room control system from Apex, the company is delighted to unveil the latest in the series, Liviau S. Based on the same sleek, yet robust hardware platform as Liviau R, S offers all the same audio functionality as R but with greatly enhanced video and lighting capabilities for bars, clubs, retail, houses of worship and corporate applications.

ShapeShifters featured on upcoming Nashville Episode

27/04/2015 - Production News

USA – Each week, TV fans tune in for the ABC hit series Nashville, where often the musical performances are among the most dynamic elements of the show. Steve Fallon is lighting director for Nashville's musical performance sequences, and consistently delivers a cutting-edge production to accentuate the vocalist's performance. In an upcoming episode, Christine Aguilera guest stars as a singer more rooted in the pop rock vein; to accommodate her performance with a flashier design, Fallon chose High End Systems ShapeShifters as the primary eye candy in the scene.

Canada’s Markham Museum Event Supercharged With Chauvet Professional

27/04/2015 - Production News

In the comics and movies Clark Kent changes into his Superman attire in a phone booth. Now that cell phones have dispatched those booths to the dustbin of history, real life superheroes have had to come up with more inventive wardrobe changes. Such was the case recently at Canada’s historic Markham Museum, where the man of steel surprised everyone by leaving the room in a tuxedo, before quickly reappearing with his cape escorting his beautiful bride on his arm.

d&b at PL+S Guangzhou and InfoComm Beijing 2015 Review

27/04/2015 - Event News

China – With a lot to show and a lot to say, d&b audiotechnik (China) Ltd took care to focus their product displays at this year’s PL+S Guangzhou and at InfoComm Beijing, placing the professional concert systems of J, V and Q-Series together in one area, with the more installation oriented systems from the xS and xA-Series placed discretely elsewhere. “We chose to differentiate the systems in a clearly visual sense,” said Freddie To, Director, d&b China, “but with the emphasis firmly on how the many elements of the d&b product range can be integrated in any combination.”

Clay Paky Shines on Prolight+Sound 2015

27/04/2015 - Event News

Prolight+Sound 2015 was a great success for Clay Paky. The 60 demos that were held one after the other in German and English during the four-day fair were seen by more than 10000 people, with an average of 150-200 spectators at each.

“Miami Nice” – L-Acoustics is the ultimate choice for Ultra Music Festival 2015

27/04/2015 - Production News

USA – “Hot, hot, hot!” That’s what you get when you put the Ultra Music Festival in Miami during Spring Break. But “cool” is the sound you get when an artist lineup that includes EDM legends like Krewella, Bassnectar, Porter Robinson, Die Antwoord, Big Gigantic, Chromeo and Gorgon City performs onstage through an L-Acoustics K2 line array sound system.

Blue Line is Hot on the Trail of DPA Microphones

27/04/2015 - Production News

USA – When ToneMesa, Inc. was chosen as executive producer for Blue Line, an action-packed heist film written and directed by Jacob Cooney for Switzer Entertainment, the team knew immediately that they’d be sending DPA Microphones along for the job. Using DPA’s d:screet 4061 miniature and d:dicate 4017A shotgun and 4018A microphones, production sound mixer Peter Ølsted was able to perfectly capture audio for the fast-paced full-feature production, which wrapped after a three week production cycle.

XL Video Supplies Eurovision’s Greatest Hits

24/04/2015 - Production News

UK – It is the time of the year for Eurovision fever, and to catch the buzz, get everyone in the mood and also to celebrate 60 glorious years of the Eurovision Song Contest, the BBC staged a special event at London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith: “Eurovision’s Greatest Hits”, for which XL Video was asked to supply the Stage LED screens.

Electro-Voice introduces the X1-212/90 compact line-array loudspeaker system at Prolight+Sound 2015

24/04/2015 - Event News

The result of rigorous R&D, the new X-Line Advance family of line-array loudspeakers from Electro-Voice represents a dynamic step forward in line-array loudspeaker system design, offering a range of new features and advanced audio technologies that work together to surpass the performance of other line arrays available today – and all in a significantly more compact package.

d&b audiotechnik introduces three new products at Prolight + Sound 2015

24/04/2015 - Event News

Germany d&b audiotechnik previewed two new products and a significant software update at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt, one of the largest pro audio exhibitions in the international calendar. These announcements confirm the company’s ongoing commitment to performers, sound engineers and audiences.

CORE Lighting Points Out Big Success at Prolight

24/04/2015 - Event News

UK wireless LED lighting manufacturer CORE Lighting enjoyed a busy and successful Prolight+Sound 2015 expo at the Musik Messe in Frankfurt – the first time the CORE brand has exhibited directly under its own banner at this show but with the usual support of White Light as exclusive European distributor.

ArcSystem is Diamond Solution for Queen's Hall

24/04/2015 - Project News

Denmark - In 2014 Copenhagen was the European Union's Green Capital, recognised for its leading contribution to environmental sustainability. In 2015 the honour comes to the UK having been awarded to Bristol. When a landmark cultural centre in Copenhagen needed a sustainable lighting solution, its local integrator directed it to UK specialists GDS – in Bristol!

Norwegian Military Tattoo at ease with Green-GO

24/04/2015 - Production News

The Norwegian Military Tattoo is held biannually in the Oslo Spektrum, attracting military marching bands and performing teams from all over the world, including Norway’s armed forces, His Majesty the King’s guard band and drill team. With more than 20,000 spectators in the audience, the event is televised and broadcast on Norway’s national television station to more than a million viewers.

DPA Showcases a Full Range of Microphones at AES Warsaw 2015

24/04/2015 - Event News

A complete range of microphones will be showcased by DPA Microphones at the 138th AES convention, which takes place in Warsaw, Poland, from 7-9 May 2015.

Jon Burton Mixes The Prodigy Through Complete Audio’s MLA

24/04/2015 - Production News

Germany – Martin Audio’s German rental company partners, Complete Audio Berlin, recently fielded their MLA system for The Prodigy – a band renowned for their chest-thumping bass. Mixing at front of house was their long-serving sound engineer, Jon Burton.

AED Distribution add New Colleagues in key roles

24/04/2015 - People News

As AED Master Distribution, with its HQ in Belgium continues to expand to new territories with brands such as High End Systems and QSC Pro Audio, the company has recently added a couple of new profiles to its team.

Martin Audio Reports Most Successful PL+S Show in Recent Memory

23/04/2015 - Event News

With the highly anticipated world launch of its CDD installation series, Martin Audio was able to report its most positive Frankfurt Prolight+Sound experience in recent memory.

Colour Sound Goes Back to the Underworld

23/04/2015 - Production News

Colour Sound Experiment’s Haydn Cruickshank ('H') put on his moving and grooving shoes and cut some serious shapes behind the lighting console on the latest leg of an ongoing tour by electronic gurus Underworld.

Bandit Lites and Mark Carver Light Stellar Awards

23/04/2015 - Event News

USA – For the last 30 years, members of the world of Gospel music have gathered to honour African American artists at The Stellar Awards. Bandit Lites and lighting designer Mark Carver once again joined forces to help set the stage for the event, which included both a live audience and a televised program. Co-hosted by David and Tamela Mann and Rickey Smiley, the event bestowed special honors on President Barack Obama, Bishop Paul Morton, Andrae Crouch and Al “The Bishop” Hobbs.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Rolls with Sapphire Touch for D.I.C.E. Awards

23/04/2015 - Event News

This year’s D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Awards – the video game industry’s most prestigious annual honours – were recently staged at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s 4,000-seat concert showroom in Las Vegas. To properly celebrate an industry of eye-popping, high-tech visuals, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino lighting designer Joshua Schultz manned the controls of an Avolites Sapphire Touch console for the 18th annual event’s lighting control.

Hedgehog4 Wins PIPA Award at Pro Light and Sound

23/04/2015 - Event News

Entertainment lighting manufacturer High End Systems has announced that its innovative Hedgehog 4 lighting console won a PIPA Award, announced at the recent Musikmesse/Prolight + Sound tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany. Journalists of more than 100 industry magazines from all over the world nominated and voted for the best musical, lighting and audio equipment of the last 12 months in the 37 categories of the prestigious mipa/pipa Musikmesse/Prolight + Sound International Press Award.

A DPA! A DPA! My Kingdom For A DPA!

23/04/2015 - Project News

UK – DPA microphones played a key part in ensuring that the re-interment ceremony for Richard III – the last of England's Plantagenet kings – was clearly heard.

GLP makes waves at PL+S with integrated pixel-mapped light shows

23/04/2015 - Event News

GLP entered this year’s Frankfurt Prolight+Sound Show on the crest of a wave and by integrating its evolving portfolio of products into a carefully thought out, fully pixel mapped presentation (incorporating sister company G-LEC), they clearly set out their intent.

PR Lighting's PL+S commitment reaps rich rewards

23/04/2015 - Event News

PR Lighting enjoyed one of its most successful European outings ever at this year’s Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt, where it presented seven new products.

Chauvet Nexus and ÉPIX Highlight Architecture at Wynn Encore's XS in Las Vegas

23/04/2015 - Project News

USA XS, the award-winning club at Encore at Wynn Las Vegas has led Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100 list for an unprecedented six years. Never one to rest on its laurels, the team at XS has continuously sought out new ways to provide guests with an unparalleled nightlife experience, whether it’s by bringing in the most sought-after DJs or taking a great lighting design to the next level of technology. 

JHS receives HK Audio 'Best Distributor Linear 5’ award

23/04/2015 - Event News

Music & Sales, German manufacturers of HK Audio and Hughes & Kettner, held their annual international distributors meeting with all their worldwide partners in St. Wendel, Germany last week.

CEG Takes on the Robe BMFL

23/04/2015 - Production News

East Anglia-based CEG Hire & Productions has added the popular Robe Robin BMFL Spot to its growing hire inventory. This latest investment continues CEG’s support and success from the Robe brand.

Later with Aurora Lighting Hire

22/04/2015 - Production News

UK - Later with Jools Holland makes a welcome return to our screens with live performances from musical legends and cutting edge new acts.

Optoma unveils new petite power amp

22/04/2015 - Equipment News

Engineered for music lovers, the new Optoma NuForce STA120 stereo power amp provides high quality audio. Complementing any contemporary living space, the sleek design and compact dimensions are equally at home displayed as a centrepiece or can be discreetly hidden.

XL Video Supplies the NME Awards 2015

22/04/2015 - Production News

Working with their client, Reality Ltd, XL Video supplied LED screens, a multi-channel camera system and relay screens for the NME Awards 2015.

Robe for Fightstar

22/04/2015 - Production News

UK alternative rock band Fightstar – critically acclaimed for their distinctive sound and experimental blending of numerous metal genres with orchestral and others – celebrated their tenth anniversary by playing five high profile shows dotted around the country, culminating in a gig at London's Brixton Academy, with a Robe moving light rig designed by Will Dart.

DiGiCo enhances SD Series with new software suite

22/04/2015 - Equipment News

When the SD Range was conceived, it was designed with an unparalleled level of processing flexibility, configurability and functionality. Thanks to the incredible power of the company’s proprietary Stealth Digital Processing, which enables the DiGiCo boffins to add additional functions as they see them becoming needed, a few years later the power of the SD Series is still unsurpassed.

GLD Manages Monitors for Enter Shikari on Worldwide Album Tour

22/04/2015 - Production News

UK postcore four-piece, Enter Shikari, has just completed extensive tours across Europe and America to promote their latest studio album, carrying a GLD system to manage monitors.

d&b audiotechnik launches ArrayCalc V8 simulation software

22/04/2015 - Equipment News

German loudspeaker system manufacturer, d&b audiotechnik, has released ArrayCalc V8, featuring ArrayProcessing. This software update further elevates the already excellent sound of the large format d&b J-Series as well as the V-Series and Y-Series line array systems.

Enter the Dragon – Piers Linney presents at Saville technology event

22/04/2015 - Event News

Saville Audio Visual is to host a series of free to attend Technology Open Days, beginning at One Great George Street in central London on Tuesday 19th May at 10am.

HSL Goes Big With Simple Minds

22/04/2015 - Production News

UK – Scottish rock band Simple Minds – renowned for numerous memorable and anthemic hits, particularly during the 1980s and 90s and often tinted with gritty political resonance together with a hyperactive 35 year touring career – are back on the road with the first new album in five years “Big Music”.

HK Audio offers new unified amping solutions with Key Rack packages

22/04/2015 - Equipment News

HK Audio has announced a series of Key Rack package solutions for rental, touring and professional musicians, as well as IPD passive speaker system solutions for audio installers.

Panalux Purchase more Miltec Batten Units

22/04/2015 - Production News

The Panalux Group of companies incorporates a range of high end production facilities covering the full spectrum of entertainment and broadcast lighting systems, specialist studios and professional photographic equipment. They offer the world of film, television and media production the very best in lighting rental equipment.

Pearce Hire confirms participation at PLASA Focus: Leeds

22/04/2015 - Event News

Pearce Hire has confirmed their participation at the upcoming PLASA Focus trade show, taking place at the Royal Armouries in Leeds on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th May 2015. Pearce Hire has become a regular exhibitor at the show and will once more be promoting their production services and rental business.

The new d&b audiotechnik MAX2 stage monitor offers clarity and consistency

22/04/2015 - Equipment News

The new MAX2 stage monitor from d&b audiotechnik provides clarity to performing artists in every genre. The passive unit can be pole mounted on a d&b subwoofer and used as a small full range system or perform stage monitoring duties as originally intended.

Electrosonic to Launch New Electrosonic World 18 Publication at the Museums & Heritage Show

22/04/2015 - Event News

UK – The 18th edition of Electrosonic’s renowned Electrosonic World publication will be launched at this year’s Museums and Heritage Show held at London Olympia West, 29-30 April. Visitors to the Electrosonic stand can be among the first to obtain their free copy of this prestigious magazine, which showcases many of their most recent projects.

Prolight + Sound 2015: the new d&b audiotechnik D20 amplifier offers performance and ease of use

22/04/2015 - Event News

Germany At Prolight + Sound 2015 in Frankfurt, d&b audiotechnik introduced the newest four channel, two rack unit (2RU) amplifier: the D20. The new amplifier features proven, intuitive user interfaces and offers fast, responsive remote control and monitoring via Ethernet through the Open Control Architecture (OCA) protocol

Allen & Heath Launches Serato Supported Xone Mixer

22/04/2015 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has announced the introduction of the Xone:43C, a sister product to the new Xone:43, which is supported by leading DJ software, Serato DJ, and provides the gateway to digital DJing and DVS performance with the addition of a 16 channel internal soundcard and X:LINK to connect compatible Xone:K Series MIDI Controllers.

Allen & Heath Launches New GLD Chrome Edition

22/04/2015 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has launched new Chrome Edition models of its class-leading GLD series mixers, with extensive new features and FX.

OneBigStar and Accept Management Partner for Grand National Festival

21/04/2015 - Production News

UK - OneBigStar supplied full technical production across eight sites at Aintree Racecourse for the 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National Festival. Working directly with Accept Management who were appointed by Jockey Club Racecourses to provide an impressive programme of entertainment and production management for the prestigious sporting event.

Help is at hand

21/04/2015 - Production News

The unlikely agony Uncle, Jack Dee, is on hand to help answer questions and queries about the forthcoming general election. Along with a panel of celebrity guests, the grumpy and sarcastic comedian helps a live studio audience by shedding light on their dilemmas relating to the election.

Kling & Freitag Americas launches to handle North American distribution of Kling & Freitag

21/04/2015 - Business News

Kling & Freitag Americas Inc., a brand new distribution company based in Montreal, Canada, is celebrating its launch with the announcement that it is to take on exclusive distribution rights for premium German loudspeaker brand, Kling & Freitag, throughout Canada, the USA and Mexico with effect from April 1, 2015.

Winterworld: The First Kiss From GLP

21/04/2015 - Production News

Germany Eleven hours of electronic sounds spanning three floors, with over 20 DJs, live acts and a crowd of 16,000 ravers saw the German dance party season kick off in style with the latest WinterWorld.

RH Consulting celebrates ten year anniversary

21/04/2015 - Business News

UK - RH Consulting celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Founded in 2005 by independent consultant, Roland Hemming, he was soon joined by Lauren Rogers. Together they created a business advising manufacturers and distributors as well as working on landmark projects including Ascot Racecourse, St Pancras Station, Wembley Stadium, the London 2012 Olympics, Amsterdam Arena, Heathrow and Gatwick airports and many, many more. Most recently joined by Richard Northwood, formerly of COMS, RH Consulting can now safely be considered one of the world’s leading experts in networked audio, as well as offering design, engineering, commissioning and project management services.

Five times: Maroon 5 tour the globe with grandMA2

21/04/2015 - Production News

LA band Maroon 5 has kicked off its World Tour 2015 with two grandMA2 full-size consoles controlling lighting and video elements. Maroon 5 launched its World Tour 2015 in Dallas and will finish in Auckland, New Zealand. The tour is in support of the band’s fifth album, “V” which was released last year.

Bandit Lites Sales and Installation Team Grows

21/04/2015 - People News

USA – Bandit Lites international sales and installation team has announced it is expanding with the hiring of Rudi Aldridge and Brandon Gauthier (pictured).

ETC celebrates biggest ever Prolight & Sound

21/04/2015 - Event News

ETC is celebrating another successful Prolight & Sound show, in which the company had its biggest stand space ever, spread across two areas.

Visit Harlequin Floors at Leeds exhibition

21/04/2015 - Event News

Harlequin Floors will be exhibiting at the PLASA Focus event to be held at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, on 12th and 13th May 2015, where Harlequin’s stand (R-C12), will feature floors for theatre, dance and events.

USITT to Launch Jay O. Glerum Rigging Master Classes in 2016

21/04/2015 - Event News

USA - USITT is launching a new project in memory of master rigger and USITT Fellow Jay O. Glerum (pictured), who passed away last year. The Jay Glerum Rigging Master Classes will offer annual training sessions in a different location around the nation starting in summer 2016.

Chauvet Lights Party for America’s First President

21/04/2015 - Production News

USA – Back in 1782, George Washington consented to have the small “College at Chester” renamed in his honour.  More recently, the students and alumni at Washington College (the 10th oldest in the US) have been showing their appreciation for this gesture by throwing a giant annual party in honour of the first president.  This year’s George Washington Party may have been the most colourful ever, thanks in no small measure to a dynamic and colourful lighting display created with a collection of Legend, Q-Wash and COLORado fixtures from Chauvet Professional.

AKG by Harman Unveils K181 DJ UE Reference Class Headphones

21/04/2015 - Equipment News

USA – AKG by Harman is introducing the new K181 DJ UE reference class DJ headphones, developed based on input from professional DJs. The K181 DJ UE (Ultimate Edition) headphones are built for professional DJ use in any club environment.

International Stage Technology Conference 2015 at Stage|Set|Scenery

21/04/2015 - Event News

Germany From 9 to 11 June 2015 experts from around the world will be gathering to exchange knowledge and experiences at the three-day International Stage Technology Conference. Altogether, the international conference organised by Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft (DTHG) comprises 130 events. Topics will include theatre planning, scenography/design, make-up, international projects, exhibition design and museum technology, media technology and sustainability, safety, stage technology, sound systems and lighting. Simultaneous interpreting into English and German will be available at the events.

Final report Prolight + Sound 2015

21/04/2015 - Event News

The international Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound trade fairs at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre closed their doors on Saturday evening after a successful four-day run jam-packed with musical and dramatic highlights. “Over 108,000 visitors from 146 countries witnessed a dazzling display of new products, stars and events presented by 2,257 exhibitors[1]”, said Detlef Braun, member of the executive board of Messe Frankfurt. “Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound confirmed their role as a source of impulses for active music making, event presentation and new business contacts.”

Catfish & the Bottlemen land a great show with Avolites' Tiger Touch II

21/04/2015 - Production News

UK Welsh Indie rock band Catfish & The Bottlemen recently played two sold out shows at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire to finish a successful run of shows around the UK. LD Scott Galloway provided the sparkle for the tour using an Avolites Tiger Touch II.

DiGiCo S21 Customer Intelligence

21/04/2015 - Equipment News

Now that Prolight+Sound is over for another year, British console manufacturer DiGiCo would like to set the record straight and thank all those that visited its booth at the exhibition.

UK Touring Double Bill with Bill Kenwright Ltd’s New Musicals

21/04/2015 - Production News

With seven major shows from the Bill Kenwright Ltd stable hitting the UK touring circuit in as many weeks, the early part of 2015 disappeared in a blur for sound designer Dan Samson. One of the shows involved the first tour in over a decade for the legendary Jesus Christ Superstar. Also on the schedule was a large scale new production of The Sound of Music – with both shows involving sound equipment supplied by Orbital Sound.

The XL Video Factor Live

20/04/2015 - Production News

UK – XL Video once again contributed video production to The X Factor Live 2015 tour; six weeks around UK arenas showcasing the considerable talents of the 2014 X Factor TV series finalists including popular runner up Fleur East and winner Ben Haenow.

Robe Rocks Frankfurt 2015

20/04/2015 - Event News

Robe enjoyed another mega busy and successful Prolight+Sound expo in Frankfurt, Germany, with the launch of ten new products and four hyperactive days on the booth in Hall 11 at the Messe exhibition centre.

GSF buys first DiGiCo S21

20/04/2015 - Event News

Six years ago, when he bought his first SD9, Sammy Freh, owner of Belgian rental company GSF knew that there was a need for a mixing console at a lower price point, but with the same great quality as the rest of the DiGiCo range. At Prolight+Sound 2015, his dream of owning one came true as he purchased the first S21 off the production line.

HK Audio expands Linear 5 range with new long-throw satellite and subwoofer

20/04/2015 - Equipment News

Germany HK Audio has unveiled the latest additions to its class-leading Linear 5 loudspeaker range, the L5 LTS A long-throw satellite and the L SUB 4000 A subwoofer.

Once again SGM takes home the prize for best lighting product

20/04/2015 - Event News

At the Prolight+Sound International Press Award, also known as the pipa award, SGM was nominated for the Q-7 in the category of best lighting product up against Robe BMFL and Martin Professional Mac Quantum Wash. The multi-purpose extremely bright luminaire Q-7 RGBW duly won the prestigious award.

Event Technology Awards Seeks Innovative Companies to Impress Industry with New People’s Choice Award

17/04/2015 - Event News

With entries for the 2015 Event Technology Awards now open, organisers have announced an opportunity for innovative businesses to impress the industry with the launch of a new ‘People’s Choice Award’.

The essence of lighting control: dot2 range introduced

17/04/2015 - Equipment News

MA Lighting is well known for its approach towards professional lighting control and enjoys a distinguished reputation for quality and reliability. Now MA presents a new range of compact lighting control solutions – the dot2.

Adamson S-Series Makes Debut At Prolight + Sound

17/04/2015 - Event News

Adamson Systems Engineering has introduced the S-Series at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany. The new sub-compact line array system consists of the S10 line array enclosure, S119 subwoofer, Blueprint AV and the E-rack; Adamson’s new unified rack solution. 

AKG by Harman Introduces Its D112 MKII Kick Drum Microphone with Flexible Mount

17/04/2015 - Equipment News

Germany – AKG by Harman has announced the introduction of its D112 MKII kick drum microphone, successor to the company’s legendary D112. The D112 MKII improves upon its predecessor with a new integrated flexible mount, while retaining all the sonic strengths that have made it the industry-standard.

AKG by Harman Unveils the new C314 Dual-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

17/04/2015 - Equipment News

Germany – Building upon the legacy of one of the most successful microphone families in the world, AKG by Harman today introduced the C314 dual-diaphragm condenser microphone. Ideal for all studio environments ranging from home to professional studios, the C314 offers a best in class self-noise and dynamic range, a flat, high linear frequency response and neutral sound, making it the perfect recording microphone for a variety of environments.

Chauvet ÉPIX Strip 2.0 For Cole Swindell Tour

17/04/2015 - Production News

USA –  Like many fans, lighting designer Justin Kitchenman of FadeUp Design Group and the team at Elite Multimedia were impressed with rising country music artist Cole Swindell when he opened for superstar Luke Bryan last year. They were in a good position to appreciate this emerging talent, since Kitchenman was the LD on the tour and Elite provided its lighting and video package. So when Swindell announced his current “Ain’t Worth The Whisky” tour, they were eager to put together a lighting package, which is precisely what they wound up doing in colorful fashion with some help from 44 ÉPIX Strip 2.0 units from Chauvet Professional.

Curious Incident tour … requires the Unusual touch

17/04/2015 - Production News

UK – The Olivier Award winning play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time took to the road on in December 2014 for a one year UK tour. Having wowed UK audiences since it opened at the National’s Cottesloe Theatre in August 2012, the production transferred to the Apollo Theatre in March 2013 and is currently playing at the Gielgud Theatre to rave reviews. Keen to ensure the tour is equally successful, Damian Partington, production manager, National Theatre Productions, brought Unusual Rigging on board to help ensure a flawless move between venues and supply a range of rigging equipment.

Harman’s dbx Introduces PowerRack8 Power Supply for 500 Series Processors

17/04/2015 - Equipment News

Germany – Harman’s dbx today announced the introduction of the PowerRack8 power supply for its new 500 Series processors. The PowerRack8 is an eight-slot, 19-inch rack-mount power source designed to hold up to eight 500 Series processors in a vertical configuration.

Lightpower Donates $50,000 to Behind the Scenes from the Neal Preston Rock 'n' Roll Photo Exhibition

17/04/2015 - Event News

Leading into Musikmesse on Tuesday evening was the opening reception for the exhibition of the Lightpower Collection of Neal Preston’s extraordinary photography “In the Eye of the Rock 'n' Roll Hurricane.” One of the highlights of the evening, attended by over 350 people, was the presentation by Ralph-Jörg Wezorke, owner of Lightpower, of the Lightpower Neal Preston donation of $50,000 to the Behind the Scenes charity. The donation, which represents proceeds from three previous exhibitions over the last year, will be split between BTS in North America and the newly launched BTS UK. Future showings of the exhibition are currently in the planning stages.

Boost your career at ETC’s CUE conference

17/04/2015 - Event News

USA – ETC’s CUE (Create. Understand. Experience.) professional development conference can help lighting professionals improve their skills and become more confident in their work. CUE – to be held 26-28 June, in Madison, Wisconsin – will have something for designers and programmers of all skill levels, whether they have years of experience in the most well known venues, are just getting started in their careers, or consider lighting to be their hobby or side job. The conference is beneficial for professionals who work with all different kinds of lighting, including for theatre, houses of worship, broadcast, dance, academic institutions, architecture, live events, and more.

XL Video Supports Olivier Awards with MasterCard for Fifth Consecutive Year

16/04/2015 - Production News

UK – Working with the Society of London Theatre, XL Video supported the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard with the supply of video screens, media servers and control systems in two London locations, and once again sponsored the award for Best Set Design.

Americana Band The Avett Brothers and Chauvet Professional’s Legend 330SR Spot Win New Fans

16/04/2015 - Production News

USA A lot of fans are blown away when they attend a concert by The Avett Brothers; and why not? The heartfelt hooks and harmonies of this up-and-coming Grammy-nominated band are at once comfortably plain spoken yet endlessly complex, effortlessly blending the group’s bluegrass roots with genres ranging from punk to calypso to ragtime.

Harman’s Martin Professional Reveals 2015 Winners of Annual Young Lighting Designer Contest

16/04/2015 - Event News

Harman’s Martin Professional has announced Jorge Espinoza as the first prize winner of the 2015 Young Lighting Designer Contest. As part of his prize, Espinoza has been awarded a trip to the Prolight + Sound 2015 show in Frankfurt, Germany where he will be formally presented as the winner at the Martin Professional stand (A93, Hall 9.0) at 1pm.

Conductor’s lead the way…of course

16/04/2015 - Equipment News

This month sees the exciting new release of an exclusive range of conductor’s music stands from RATstands.

A Warehouse Full of GLP X4 for HELi Showequipment

16/04/2015 - Production News

Germany – The Mainz-based full technical service provider, HELi Showequipment, has expanded its inventory with the purchase of a number of fixtures from GLP’s growing impression X4 family.

Martin Audio unveils CDD – The Shape of Things to Come

16/04/2015 - Event News

Martin Audio announced a major new dedicated installation loudspeaker range – the CDD Series – at this year’s Frankfurt Prolight+Sound Show. Combining distinctive curved enclosures with unique Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology, the series is designed to deliver class-leading performance, fidelity and coverage consistency to venues that demand the ultimate in cutting-edge technology and style.

CDC six : worldwide launch of new advanced gesture-operation sound production console

16/04/2015 - Event News

CADAC is launching its brand new CDC six digital live sound production console at prolight+sound 2015. At a worldwide launch event, at 11:00 on the first day of the show on its stand, CADAC unveiled the CDC six which it claims features the fastest, most intuitive user interface and highest possible audio performance of any audio mixing console available.

HD Pro Audio Appointed as a UK Main Dealer for the new Avid Venue S6L

16/04/2015 - Business News

HD Pro Audio has announced that it has been appointed as a UK main dealer for the new Avid Venue S6L console.

No strings attached on SGM’s new battery driven G-1 Beam

16/04/2015 - Equipment News

With the ground-breaking G-1 Beam moving head, SGM has succeeded in offering numerous cutting-edge features in a physically compact chassis.

Electrosonic’s AV Expertise Helps Fans from Coast to Coast Enjoy “The Marvel Experience”

16/04/2015 - Project News

USA – “The Marvel Experience” is an immersive attraction that gives Marvel fans the opportunity to become agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in training. Using numerous interactives, augmented reality technology and multi-person gaming, fans join Spider-Man, Hulk and Iron Man in a fight against Red Skull, M.O.D.O.K. and an army of evil Adaptoids. Produced by Hero Ventures, “The Marvel Experience” is currently touring North America with plans for multiple international locations as well.

Yamaha RSio64-D Brings Mini-YGDAI Flexibility To Dante Networks

16/04/2015 - Event News

Launched at the Las Vegas NAB 2015 show and making its European debut at ProLight+Sound a few days later, the Yamaha RSio64-D I/O Rack is a Dante/Yamaha Mini-YGDAI card interface which provides up to 64 inputs/64 outputs for live sound, broadcast, recording and other professional audio applications. The RSio64-D will provide significantly enhanced flexibility for sound systems that include a Dante audio network.

Steinberg Nuendo 7 Takes European Bow At ProLight+Sound 2015

16/04/2015 - Event News

Nuendo 7, the latest version of Steinberg’s industry-leading post-production software, makes its European debut at ProLight+Sound 2015, with brand new, unique features for the rapidly growing game audio sector complemented by enhanced facilities for the post-production industry.

Yamaha Launches New TF Series Digital Consoles at ProLight+Sound 2015

16/04/2015 - Event News

ProLight+Sound 2015 sees the launch of Yamaha’s TF series digital consoles, heralding a new ‘best in class’ solution for small to medium scale mixing requirements.

Yamaha Rivage PM10 Makes European Debut at ProLight+Sound 2015

16/04/2015 - Event News

ProLight+Sound 2015 sees the European trade show debut of RIVAGE PM10, the first of a new generation of large format Yamaha digital mixing consoles.

Yamaha Launches New TF Series Digital Consoles at ProLight+Sound 2015

16/04/2015 - Event News

ProLight+Sound 2015 sees the launch of Yamaha’s TF series digital consoles, heralding a new ‘best in class’ solution for small to medium scale mixing requirements.

Harman's Martin Professional Unveil RUSH SM 650 and RUSH SM 850 Smoke Machines at Prolight + Sound 2015

15/04/2015 - Event News

Germany – Harman’s Martin Professional has announced the RUSH SM 650 and RUSH SM 850, part of a new line of atmospheric effects from RUSH by Martin. The new high-powered smoke machines will be on display this week at Martin’s stand A93 in Hall 9 at Prolight + Sound 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany and are available now for pre-order.

Harman’s Martin Professional Introduces RUSH FiberSource 1 for Illuminating Fibre Optic Cables

15/04/2015 - Event News

Germany – At Prolight + Sound 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany Harman’s Martin Professional introduced the RUSH FiberSource 1 for illuminating fibre optic cables in permanent installations. The latest addition to the RUSH by Martin family and an anticipated update to the FiberSource QFX 150, the new RUSH FiberSource 1 will be on display this week at Martin’s stand A93 in Hall 9.

Harman Martin Professional’s RUSH Club Smoke Dual Debuts at PL+S 2015

15/04/2015 - Event News

Germany – Harman's Martin Professional today announces the RUSH Club Smoke Dual, part of a new line of atmospheric effects from RUSH by Martin. The new fog and haze hybrid machine will be on display this week at Martin’s stand A93 in Hall 9 at Prolight + Sound 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany and is available now for pre-order.

L-Acoustics Launches X Series at Prolight + Sound 2015

15/04/2015 - Event News

At the opening of the Prolight + Sound conference, L-Acoustics announced the launch of the X Series, a new line of coaxial speakers for the installation and rental markets. The three new enclosures in the X Series family represent the most recent engineering innovations at L-Acoustics and directly benefit from the research and development breakthroughs that led to the launch of K2 last year.

Avolites is set to launch the live control-focused ‘Arena’ console at Prolight + Sound 2015

15/04/2015 - Event News

Germany – Avolites is all set to launch the live control-focused ‘Arena’ console at Prolight + Sound 2015 in Frankfurt with ‘more live control than ever before’, on stand D40, Level 0, Hall 11.

Avolites will reveal the awesome full feature set of Titan V9 at Prolight + Sound

15/04/2015 - Event News

Germany Avolites is powering up its latest consoles, dimmers and media servers for one of the company’s biggest ever presences at Prolight + Sound Frankfurt, on stand D40, Level 0, Hall 11.

W-DMX New Products and Meatballs with Vodka Party at ProLight + Sound

15/04/2015 - Event News

W-DMX UglyBox MK2. This is a compact new wireless signal tester, providing proof of a solid signal and piece of mind in the absence of visible cable. The UglyBox MK2 is housed in an attractive compact body, resembling a gaming control with a 4.3” Touch LCD Screen, about the size of an iPhone. It is a transceiver solution, which means that it can be used as both transmitter and receiver. It has a complete DMX tester that provides all data in live format directly on the screen. It also has a built in DMX Controller as well as an RGB Fixture to simulate LED fixtures on the LCD Screen for quick testing. In history mode you can also see over time that you have a stable signal over a certain period.

AKG by Harman introduces D112 MKII Kick Drum Microphone with flexible mount

15/04/2015 - Equipment News

AKG by Harman has announced the introduction of its D112 MKII kick drum microphone, successor to the company’s legendary D112. The D112 MKII improves upon its predecessor with a new integrated flexible mount, while retaining all the sonic strengths that have made it the industry-standard.

AKG by Harman unveils the new C314 dual-diaphragm condenser microphone

15/04/2015 - Equipment News

Building upon the legacy of one of the most successful microphone families in the world, AKG by Harman has introduced the C314 dual-diaphragm condenser microphone. Ideal for all studio environments ranging from home to professional studios, the C314 offers a best in class self-noise and dynamic range, a flat, high linear frequency response and neutral sound, making it the perfect recording microphone for a variety of environments.

Audiologic Unveils Phoenix Audio's Smart Spider

15/04/2015 - Equipment News

Leading provider of professional audio equipment, Audiologic, has announced the unveiling of key brand Phoenix Audio's new Smart Spider USB speakerphone. Designed for medium to large-sized conference rooms the Smart Spider can connect to smart devices, tablets or video codecs with the ability to bridge between the different interfaces.

Hall Stage at Prolight+Sound

15/04/2015 - Event News

Hall stage are at the Prolight 2015 Exhibition in Frankfurt, 15th – 18th April on Stand D95 in Hall 9.

Bookings open for Conference 15: Valuing Theatres

15/04/2015 - Event News

UK – Bookings open today for The Theatres Trust’s annual Conference, taking place this year on Tuesday 23 June 2015 at Milton Court Theatre in London, part of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

PLASA Focus: Kansas City Opens in Six Weeks adding new seminars

15/04/2015 - Event News

USA – In six weeks, the highly regarded PLASA Focus events series will open at the Kansas City Convention Center, May 20-21. Once again, over two days, PLASA Focus will offer hands-on, up close views of products and services from over 35 leading manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and industry leaders and offer over 15 top seminars, including hands-on training, all completely free to attend.

Chauvet Professional at Prolight + Sound 2015

15/04/2015 - Event News

Germany – The latest in LED dimming solutions and new additions to the ground-breaking Rogue series of moving heads are among the highlights to be expected from Chauvet Professional at Prolight + Sound 2015, Frankfurt in Hall 11.0, Stand D30.

Aurora shoots with Play to the Whistle

15/04/2015 - Production News

Aurora Lighting is supporting lighting director Oli Richards on the new ITV Saturday sporting comedy panel show ‘Play to the Whistle’.

Allen & Heath Launches Serato Supported Xone Mixer

15/04/2015 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has announced the introduction of the Xone:43C, a sister product to the new Xone:43, which is supported by leading DJ software, Serato DJ, and provides the gateway to digital DJing and DVS performance with the addition of a 16 channel internal soundcard and X:LINK to connect compatible Xone:K Series MIDI Controllers.

Hawthorn Provides the Lighting and Video for Steven Wilson UK and Europe Tour 2015

15/04/2015 - Production News

Steven Wilson, four-time Grammy nominee, celebrates the launch of his new album ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.’ with a UK and European tour in March and April 2015. The tour and album follow his runaway success of his third solo album ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing’ and his sell out shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 2013. The UK gigs kicked off at Cambridge Corn Exchange on 12th March and continue on throughout his ten country European tour until the 23rd April, before heading off to the USA and Canada.

igus to exhibit latest solutions for the theatre and entertainment industry at ABTT 2015

14/04/2015 - Event News

igus is set to exhibit its latest innovations for the theatre and entertainment industry at this year’s ABTT Theatre Show taking place at Alexandra Palace in London. The company offers a wide range of cable management systems, cost-effective continuous flex cables, as well as plain bearings, ball bearings and linear systems that can be used to help theatre technicians manage cables and stage props more easily.

Painting With Light Goes Pop for K3 Tour

14/04/2015 - Production News

Belgium – The most recent tour by Belgian girl band K3 featured a lighting and video design by Painting With Light’s Luc Peumans which was based on the bold, bright, poppy and positive vibe that has characterised the band’s remarkable 16 year career. This has helped make them consistently popular and famous throughout the reign of what is arguably the longest lasting girl band to date.

XL Video UK Expands with New LED Distribution Centre

14/04/2015 - Business News

XL Video’s UK operation has announced an expansion of its warehousing and distribution for its LED department, with the opening of a new 20,000 sq ft warehouse near to the company’s existing Hemel Hempstead location.

Robe BMFL Spots Catch the Ultimate X Buzz

14/04/2015 - Production News

South Africa – The Ultimate X festival was staged for the first time this year at the Grand Arena in Cape Town, South Africa’s GrandWest Casino, two days of adrenaline-fuelled, gravity-challenging, high-energy stunts encompassing three breath-taking extreme sport disciplines – FMX (freestyle motocross), BMX (bicycle motocross) and skateboarding – featuring the best athletes from around the globe.

Harman’s Studer Demonstrates Industry-Leading Broadcast Audio Systems and Customer Speaker Schedule at NAB 2015

14/04/2015 - Event News

USA – At NAB 2015, Harman’s Studer is showcasing an array of world-class solutions designed to streamline workflow, maximise efficiency, and simplify system operation and management.

Harman's Martin Professional Announces Open House Demo Days Across US

14/04/2015 - Event News

Harman’s Martin Professional will be hosting exclusive open house events in New York and Los Angeles.

Meyer Sound Releases Compass Go – an iPad App that Makes System Optimisation More Mobile

14/04/2015 - Equipment News

Meyer Sound has announced the release of Compass Go By Meyer Sound, a new app that turns the iPad into a portable control device for optimising Meyer Sound systems seamlessly and accurately.

Chauvet Opens Second European Operation

14/04/2015 - Business News

Chauvet, a leading supplier of entertainment lighting headquartered in the USA, has opened a full-service subsidiary in Ghent, Belgium. The facility, which follows in the steps of a Chauvet branch in the United Kingdom, acts as the Chauvet distributor in the Benelux area serving dealers of Chauvet Professional and Chauvet DJ brands in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, while supporting Chauvet distributors and strategic partners elsewhere in Europe.

ARRI Releases New Skypanel Family Of Led Soft Lights

14/04/2015 - Event News

USA ARRI is introducing SkyPanel, a brand new line of LED fixtures. SkyPanel is a compact, ultra-bright and high-quality LED soft light that sets a new standard for the industry. With a design focused on form, colour, beam field and output, SkyPanel represents the culmination of more than a decade of research and development of LED technology at ARRI. Recently, SkyPanel garnered recognition as an International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers Game Changer Awards Finalist 2015.

L-Acoustics Releases Soundvision 3.0 - Up to 40 Times Faster and Free of Charge

14/04/2015 - Event News

In 2004, L-Acoustics released Soundvision, the first 3D sound system design program capable of operating in real time. Rapidly adopted by sound designers around the globe, L-Acoustics has since stayed committed to keeping Soundvision up to date with users’ needs and compatible with current software and hardware platforms.

TC Electronic Announces Clarity X for Consistent, Intelligible Mixes and Complete Monitor Control

14/04/2015 - Event News

USA – TC Electronic introduce Clarity X at the NAB show in Las Vegas (booth C463) as well as at Musikmesse in Frankfurt (lobby, Hall 4.2). All attendees at these shows are invited to come by and experience the monitoring and metering system of the future.

Capital Sound Hire poised for big summer season ahead with latest hire stock investment

14/04/2015 - Production News

As Capital Sound Hire enter the build-up phase to its busy summer season ahead plans for continued investment in its professional sound equipment hire stock are in progress.

Sennheiser launches AVX wireless microphone systems for video cameras

14/04/2015 - Event News

USA – At NAB in Las Vegas, audio specialist Sennheiser is introducing its AVX wireless microphone systems for video cameras that ensure totally stress-free audio capture. The amazingly compact AVX receiver plugs directly into the XLR of a camera, where it automatically pairs with the microphone and switches on when the camera does. The system automatically adjusts the correct audio levels and transmits using a specially protected link in the licence-free 1.9 GHz range. Setting up and recording high-quality audio for video has never been faster or more convenient.

Absen to Celebrate European Success at Frankfurt Prolight + Sound 2015

14/04/2015 - Event News

Germany – Absen Optoelectronics Co., Ltd., a global manufacturer of high quality LED displays, is looking forward to celebrating its most successful year to date at its stand located in Hall 9.1, stand C11 at the Frankfurt Prolight + Sound trade show, set to take place from 15 ‐– 18 April 2015.

Fineline Celebrates 25 Years

14/04/2015 - Business News

UK – Clocking up a landmark quarter of a century of business in the industry, lighting, rigging and visuals rental company Fineline celebrates its 25th glorious year in 2015, with a schedule that is already action packed with a wide range of work from music tours and festivals to corporate events.

Harlequin Floors: keeping dancers on their toes

14/04/2015 - Business News

Dance UK has announced that Harlequin Floors is to continue its support of The National Institute for Dance Medicine & Science (NIDMS) with a generous donation of 10,000 pounds.

Optoma to bring brighter visuals to the classroom with new high resolution short throw projector

14/04/2015 - Equipment News

Optoma will shortly be launching a new projector designed to deliver superior quality imagery to classrooms, small meeting rooms or training rooms.

HK Audio to premiere Key Racks and more new system solutions at Prolight + Sound 2015

14/04/2015 - Event News

HK Audio is preparing to unveil numerous new sound reinforcement solutions at this year’s Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, Germany, between April 15 and 18.

Optocore ramps up MADI commitment by introducing advanced switches with bridging and routing options

14/04/2015 - Event News

Having already made a major commitment to the MADI standard, Optocore has announced a significant extension, with new advanced devices set to launch at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt.

Ampco Flashlight Group acquires Audiopro Netherlands

14/04/2015 - Business News

Ampco Flashlight Group has acquired Audiopro Netherlands, one of the leading audio suppliers in the Benelux.

Event Acoustics to launch new generation of products at ProLight+Sound

14/04/2015 - Event News

Germany Acoustic and audio specialist Event Acoustics is set to launch its new and improved version of MeTrao, a unique intelligent network measurement system for temporary and permanent installations, at Frankfurt ProLight+Sound 2015.

From prototype to star attraction

14/04/2015 - Event News

Doughty Engineering’s award-winning Modular Rigging System will be launched in mainland Europe at this year’s Prolight & Sound show. Doughty took its prototype range of drop arms and H-frames to Frankfurt last and it was the astounding reaction and positive feedback from delegates at the show that persuaded Doughty to develop the concept.

Prolight+Sound is Outlined

14/04/2015 - Event News

Outline has announced that the brand will be a key player at this edition of the huge German expo.

Outline Names Luca Giaroli as Business Development Manager

14/04/2015 - People News

Italy – Outline s.r.l., a leading European manufacturer of premier professional loudspeaker systems has announced the appointment of Luca Giaroli to the position of business development manager.

Display for MLA Series is now faster, easier and more powerful

14/04/2015 - Equipment News

Martin Audio has announced a significant upgrade to Display, the software brain of the MLA Series. Display is the numerical optimisation process which eliminates lengthy trial-and-error tuning sessions, so that an MLA Series system achieves the required audience coverage straight out of the box.

Elation EPT6IP High-Def LED Video Display for Professional Touring

14/04/2015 - Equipment News

Elation Professional is offering a new high-definition LED video display panel in its EPT Series of rugged IP65-rated touring panels, the EPT6IP. Designed for the unique challenges of the professional touring and production market, the new high resolution, high brightness EPT6IP LED video panel ticks all the boxes rental companies require in a touring standard LED video display.

ETC Source Four LED Series 2 wows lighting professionals in Finland

13/04/2015 - Project News

When Jussi Kaatrasalo, technical producer at the southern Finnish theatre of Kerava-Sali, first saw the new ETC Source Four LED Series 2 a few months ago, he was so impressed that not only did he want them for his theatre, he also wanted to tell his peers about it too.

ADLIB Gets on a High with All Time Low

13/04/2015 - Production News

UK – Lively US pop punk band All Time Low recently played an incendiary show at London’s Wembley Arena – one the biggest gigs of their career to date – that was also recorded for a future live DVD.

Robe Rocks One Night At Wembley with All Time Low

13/04/2015 - Production News

Boston USA based lighting designer Jeff Maker relished the chance to use 135 Robe moving lights including 18 BMFL Spots for a super high profile and very special one-off DVD shoot show at Wembley Arena, London, UK, for lively US punk rock band, All Time Low.

LSC partners with EL4EN

13/04/2015 - Business News

LSC Lighting Systems has announced a strategic partnership with Germany-based company EL4EN (Elements for Entertainment), for the training and support of its Clarity based products across Europe.

Adamson Appoints Justin Stone as US Account Manager

13/04/2015 - People News

Adamson Systems Engineering has announced the appointment of Justin Stone to the newly created position of US account manager. The announcement was made by James Oliver, Adamson’s director of marketing and sales.

Penn Elcom Inc. Appoints Max Wasinger

13/04/2015 - People News

USA – Leading flightcase and speaker component manufacturer Penn Elcom has announced the appointment of Max Wasinger as vice president of sales for the AV racking division of its business in the US.

Next-proaudio introduces the world’s first 14 active monitor

13/04/2015 - Equipment News

The new LAm114xA active stage monitor joins the LAm family (LAm115 and LAm112). It incorporates advanced coaxial 14” speaker, custom made by B&C and a high performance DPA amplifier module, capable of generating 1650Wrms of high-definition power for a very high acoustic pressure.

Chauvet Professional Helps Seattle’s Parlor Live Comedy Club Stand Out

13/04/2015 - Production News

USA – The Emerald City is known for a lot of cool things, from Starbucks to guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain. Judging from the sell-out crowds jamming into Parlor Live every weekend, another entry will soon be added to this list – comedy. Carved out of a space in a high-rise that was formerly occupied by a sports bar, the new club is bringing national headliners like Kevin Hart, Rob Schneider and Loni Love to Seattle. At the same time, it’s also cultivating up-and-coming regional comics by giving them the chance to perform on a spacious stage illuminated by a collection of Ovation and COLORado fixtures from Chauvet Professional.

i-Pix Launches Revolutionary Db1 Screen Beam at Frankfurt

13/04/2015 - Equipment News

Innovative UK LED lighting manufacturer i-Pix takes to Prolight+Sound this year, on Stand  B23 Hall 11, to launch the latest version of its inventive Db1, a revolutionary new hybrid video and lighting projector that harnesses i-Pix’ proprietary Light Valve Video Projector (LVVP – Technology.)

DPA Microphones Debuts Two New Broadcast Microphones at NAB 2015

13/04/2015 - Event News

USA DPA Microphones is presenting its latest broadcast microphones at the 2015 NAB Show (Booth C6046), including its brand new d:facto interview microphone, a high-end handheld reporter’s mic that’s being unveiled, and its recently launched d:fine in-ear broadcast headset microphone. In a class of its own, with voice clarity, linearity and low handling and wind noise that is far superior to other solutions on the market, the d:facto interview is perfect for outdoor or studio interview settings. The d:fine in-ear is targeted at broadcast hosts and guests who use in-ear monitors to communicate with their producers backstage or to hear foldback from people interviewed outside the studio.

coolux presents Pandoras Box camera tracking and virtual reality applications at NAB

13/04/2015 - Event News

USA – coolux, the creators of the award winning Pandoras Box product family, will present multiple hardware and software products at this year’s NAB exhibition in Las Vegas.

coolux presents new Pandoras Box 3D lens calibration mode

13/04/2015 - Event News

coolux, the creators of the award winning Pandoras Box product family, will present multiple hardware and software products at this year’s Prolight+Sound exhibition, in addition to offering a sneak preview of a new projection mapping feature.

Touch-screen control of ALEXA Mini and AMIRA cameras via new Transvideo StarliteHD5-ARRI monitor

13/04/2015 - Equipment News

Germany Transvideo and ARRI are collaborating on a specially adapted version of Transvideo’s StarliteHD 5” OLED monitor. The resulting StarliteHD5-ARRI will be able to control the new ARRI ALEXA Mini and also the ARRI AMIRA.

XL Video Supports Teenage Cancer Trust Fifteenth Anniversary Shows

13/04/2015 - Production News

UK – XL Video supported Teenage Cancer Trust’s annual run of live shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall for the third consecutive year. For this fifteenth anniversary XL Video supplied LED screens, live cameras and HD recordings for the seven shows in late March 2015.

TiMax adds frenetic clarity to London Fringe debut

13/04/2015 - Production News

Sound designer Keri Chesser has deployed TiMax Soundhub audio showcontrol on a production of Vernon God Little at The Space Arts Centre in London’s East End. A collaborative project between Space Productions and Burn Bright Theatre, the show marks the London Fringe debut for Burn Bright who place emphasis on ensemble-led theatre and live storytelling.

Yamaha Experiences Africa’s Largest Live Concert With Subfrantic

13/04/2015 - Production News

Lagos – With an audience of over 700,000, The Experience is Africa’s largest live concert and possibly the biggest annual, single stage live music event in the world. London-based Subfrantic looks after the complex mixes, with Yamaha CL series digital consoles a vital part of this challenging, all-night production.

Showline delivers punchy looks on The Stranglers

13/04/2015 - Production News

UK Lighting designer James Reed has chosen to use an array of the latest addition to the Showline eSERIES, the SL eSTRIP 10, for punk rock legends The Stranglers' 'March On' UK tour.

GLP to Make an Impression In Frankfurt

13/04/2015 - Event News

Germany – GLP will present important additions to its popular impression range of LED moving lights at this month’s Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt (on booth #11.0, B17).

WORK Pro to unveil new professional solutions in ProLight + Sound 2015

13/04/2015 - Event News

ProLight + Sound, one of the most important international trade fair for events, installation and production, is approaching. Like every other year, WORK Pro will participate with the aim to introduce new and enhanced solutions, developed by the brand during the last year, with the goal that these new products will help professionals in their shows and installations.

Stagemaker SR1 with double brake, up to 250kg with one fall

10/04/2015 - Equipment News

Stagemaker SR1 is the ideal solution for attachment points taking loads up to 250kg. Even with two brakes, its high degree of compactness (L 344 x W 153 x H 100), allows it to easily integrate a 30cm square aluminium girder and thus obviate the need for a space above the beam while improving on the aesthetic appeal of decors. Its ergonomic design, black in colour, enables it to fit in well with its environment especially with grid lighting systems. Furthermore, the very low operating sound level (50dB) makes it almost inaudible when in use during performances.

L-Acoustics Invests in Expanded Production, Logistics and Carpentry Facilities

10/04/2015 - Business News

France – In anticipation of next week’s Prolight + Sound, the biggest conference of the professional sound industry, L-Acoustics has announced the opening of three new facilities dedicated to production, logistics and carpentry.

CORE Lighting at Prolight +Sound 2015

10/04/2015 - Event News

Innovative UK wireless LED manufacturer CORE Lighting will launch its new StripPoint wireless LED batten at Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt next week 15-18 April, on Stand A65 in Hall 9.0.

Robe DL Series Provides Silent Solution for Kings Place

10/04/2015 - Project News

UK – Kings Place is a buzzing hub for music, art, dialogue, social and cultural interaction, events and food and drink in the heart of central London’s vibrant Kings Cross area. The multi-purpose venue is ensconced in the contemporary elegance of a large mixed space building designed by architects Dixon Jones backing onto the Regent Canal.

Meyer Sound Introduces MAPP XT, Its Most Powerful and Accurate System Design Tool to Date

10/04/2015 - Equipment News

Meyer Sound has announced MAPP XT, the first audio system design tool that allows users to design systems with truly useful loudspeaker headroom information. In addition to an updated user interface and new features that streamline workflow, MAPP XT shows the maximum levels to which Meyer Sound loudspeaker systems can be driven while maintaining linear performance, empowering customers to specify high-performance systems that reflect the needs of their shows.
“It’s always been our vision to produce highly accurate sound systems that amplify the source material faithfully at all output levels. MAPP XT provides a whole new way of looking at headroom by showing the full available power capacity of a system while maintaining linearity and regardless of equalisation in digital processing,” says Meyer Sound CEO John Meyer.
Headroom information is the most significant new feature in MAPP XT, and can be viewed from the perspectives of two different input signals. They include the traditional broadband pink noise and B-Noise, a new input signal designed to better represent the most common input spectrum in real-world applications.
“As a test signal, pink noise has been an excellent but conservative way for showing system behaviour and it rarely reflects actual show content,” continues Meyer. “Introducing B-Noise data and headroom information in MAPP XT is an important step to provide measurements that are independently verifiable and represent the linear performance of Meyer Sound systems in real-world applications so customers get the best results every time.”

Meyer Sound Announces New Leopard and 900-LFC Line Array System

10/04/2015 - Equipment News

Leopard the 900-LFC join Meyer Sound’s flagship LEO family as its smallest and most versatile members. Boasting tremendous power-to-size ratio with ultra-low distortion, the patent-pending Leopard line array loudspeaker and the 900-LFC low-frequency control element offer an unprecedented level of clarity, power, precision, and ease of use. With state-of the-art design, groundbreaking engineering, and premium quality components. Leopard and 900-LFC are designed to create an exceptional listening experience across a wide variety of applications from rental to install and rock & roll to classical.

Alcons at Prolight+Sound

10/04/2015 - Event News

Alcons Audio will be presenting its latest sound system innovations, based around the company's patented Pro-Ribbon transducer technology and its ongoing pursuit of audio perfection.

Breaking News – Live from City Hall

10/04/2015 - Event News

DanceUKTV will be streaming a live video feed from the Lord Mayor's City Hall, a venue for Brave New Future: Opportunities in the Wider World conference. Harlequin Floors' group marketing manager, Mark Rasmussen is participating in the panel session on Future Funding for Dance.

Colour Sound Makes Loud Like Love on Placebo Tour

10/04/2015 - Production News

UK – Rock band Placebo continue their acclaimed ‘Loud Like Love’ world tour which entered its third year after starting in September 2013, with lighting and visuals designed by Jvan Morandi of Placing Shadows Ltd. who brings his characteristic eye for style and flair to the imaginative equation.

Singapore’s VOX Choose DPA Microphones for Live Performances

10/04/2015 - Production News

VOX is rapidly establishing itself as one of the premier live bands from the island of Singapore. Founded by four classically-trained musicians, the group’s bold reinterpretations of rock classics from artists as diverse as Muse, The Rolling Stones and Adele have turned heads and earn them wild reviews at some major Singaporean events, including the Singapore Grand Prix, the Youth Olympic Games and the Singapore Yacht Show.

USITT and Friends Celebrate Rigging Safety Day April 24

10/04/2015 - Event News

USA – USITT and the backstage community are celebrating Arbor Day by declaring April 24 Rigging Safety Day, a day to promote safer stages by posting and tweeting with the hashtag #RigSafe.

Floor Caddy exhibiting at Prolight & Sound

10/04/2015 - Event News

The Le Mark Floor Caddy is made in the UK and is very strong and easy to use. It will apply all types of PVC stage floor tapes that use a 75mm I.D. core. It all so applies all types and makes of gaffer tape plus Le Mark's new 75mm black/yellow Hazard Slipway tape.

Double Stand Reaps Rich Rewards for PR Lighting at Get Show

10/04/2015 - Event News

China – For the fifth year in succession PR Lighting was able to report a 100% positive reaction to its new product showcase at this year’s GET Show 2015.

Philips launches plethora of new products at Prolight + Sound 2015

10/04/2015 - Event News

Germany Philips' entertainment lighting brands Vari-Lite, Selecon and Strand, alongside product range Showline, will be unveiling a broad portfolio of exciting new creative tools for lighting designers at Prolight + Sound this month.

Danley Assists in Converting an Old Gymnasium into a Stunning Sanctuary

10/04/2015 - Project News

USA – The Journey North Community Church near Brainerd, Minnesota has been steadily growing since its first service in 2004. That day, 130 people showed up to a rented room in the city’s community centre, a space that would serve as the church’s temporary home for many years. Recently, Journey North acquired an old Lutheran church school building in nearby Baxter, Minnesota and set about the task of converting its reverberant gymnasium into a contemporary worship space. Twin Cities-based Audio Video Electronics (AVE) assisted, repurposing old classroom acoustic tiles and using other low-cost ideas to give the worship space vastly improved acoustics and lighting. Importantly, AVE installed a Danley Sound Labs SH-96 for main coverage and two Danley SM-60Fs for side fill. Danley’s point source phase coherence maximized intelligibility and fidelity, and its tight pattern control kept energy off the walls and ceiling.

Harman’s Martin Professional MAC Quantum Profile Fixtures Imbue Enrique Iglesias’s Sex and Love Tour With Style and Versatility

10/04/2015 - Production News

USA – Before pop star Enrique Iglesias set out to play some of the world’s largest venues for his 2014 Sex and Love Tour he consulted Travis Shirley, his longtime creative director and show designer. To make the show’s production elements specialised yet easy to replicate in any tour destination, Shirley deployed several classic lighting fixtures from Harman’s Martin Professional and one new one – the MAC Quantum Profile.

Old Barn Audio Invests in MLA Compact to Meet Market Demand

10/04/2015 - Production News

UK – With the outdoor season fast approaching, and local authorities across the country seeking to reduce noise pollution at key event sites, Kent-based Old Barn Audio has taken the enterprising and preemptive step of purchasing a 16-element MLA Compact system from Martin Audio to help meet the anticipated market demand.

Penn Elcom Gets Automated for Prolight+Sound 2015

10/04/2015 - Event News

Flightcase and loudspeaker component manufacturer Penn Elcom highlights its new Case Automation machine on stand D20 in Hall 9 at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt this year, which is designed to assist case makers’ operations become more efficient.

Jands Showcases Latest Lighting, LED and Media Control Solutions at Prolight & Sound 2015 Frankfurt

10/04/2015 - Event News

Jands’ award-winning lighting and media control solutions have been embraced by leading designers, companies and venues around the world – including recent concert tours by Queen + Adam Lambert, Kylie Minogue, and Peter Gabriel, amongst others.

Stage Electrics announces Product Showcase

10/04/2015 - Event News

Stage Electrics’ hire department has announced a Product Showcase at its Bristol headquarters to give customers an opportunity to try out some of the latest in professional audio, lighting and video technology.

Chroma-Q Showcases Premium Performance Lighting Solutions at Prolight & Sound 2015 Frankfurt

10/04/2015 - Event News

Chroma-Q’s award-winning lighting products deliver premium performance for – and have been adopted by leading users in – some of today’s most demanding and prestigious lighting applications, including opera, theatre, film and TV, venues, touring, events, retail, and houses of worship, amongst others.

Electrosonic’s Third ‘New Technology Day’ in Aberdeen to Showcase the Latest Audio-Visual Technology Solutions

10/04/2015 - Event News

UK – Electrosonic is hosting its third ‘New Technology Day’ in Aberdeen which will provide visitors with an in-depth look at the latest audio-visual and collaboration solutions on the market for the corporate, oil and gas, and control room industries. This free event will be held at The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen on the 13th of May.

Simple Minds make Big Music with Apex Intelli-X 2

10/04/2015 - Production News

Simple Minds, one of the biggest pop-rock bands of the eighties, is back with their 16th studio album, “Big Music”. Widely hailed as a “return to form,” and by some as their best album in 30 years, the Big Music pays homage to their musical legacy whilst managing to invoke a modern twist. Simple Minds are currently in the middle of a major UK and European tour, “Big Music + Greatest Hits 2015”. FoH engineer Olivier Gerard (pictured) has been working with Simple Minds since 2009. One of the key elements of his system setup on this tour (and indeed many others) is his Intelli-X 2 48 loudspeaker processor and system management device from Apex.

XLNT launches brand new CyberHoist II system at ProLight+Sound

10/04/2015 - Event News

Germany – XLNT Advanced Technologies is launching the brand new CyberHoist II system at ProLight+Sound, Frankfurt in Hall 9.0, booth E88.

Ai "can't be beat" for Quince Imaging on Market America World Conference

09/04/2015 - Production News

USA Market America touched down in Miami's American Airlines Arena for their World Conference, with Quince Imaging specifying Avolites' Ai media server for the event's video needs.

Showforce and One Direction

09/04/2015 - People News

Showforce’s CEO Ian Spendlove was happy to audition for the role as One Direction’s fifth member when the band brought their ‘On the Road Again’ tour to The Sevens Stadium in Dubai this April.

Elation Professional Exclusive Distributor of HedgeHog 4E Lighting Console in Europe

09/04/2015 - Business News

High End Systems’ master distributor in Europe, AED Distribution, has appointed Elation Europe as exclusive distributor in Europe for the new High End Systems Hedgehog 4E model lighting console. The distribution agreement builds on Elation’s current agreement with High End Systems that allows Elation to distribute the HES HedgeHog 4 in North and South America, India and Southeast Asia.

ETC has big plans for Prolight & Sound 2015

09/04/2015 - Event News

ETC’s stand at this year’s Prolight & Sound show in Frankfurt, 15-18 April, is set to be their best yet! With so many products to display, ETC will has two stands (B65 and B66 in Hall 9), giving visitors the opportunity to see and try the company’s newest products.

One Giant Step for Green-Go!

09/04/2015 - Event News

Green-GO, a leading digital intercom over Ethernet system from ELC Lighting is set to launch its professional wireless system at this year’s Prolight & Sound in Frankfurt (Stand 9.0 E71).

MiniMes for Blue Martini

09/04/2015 - Project News

Leading US nightlife brand Blue Martini Lounge has introduced Robe’s MiniMe digital fixtures to three of its South Florida locations – in Naples, Fort Lauderdale and Miami (Brickell).

Bandit Lites and Paul Hoffman Light Widespread Panic

09/04/2015 - Production News

USA – Following Widespread Panic’s larger-than-life New Year’s Eve performance, the rock band has returned to the road for a 25 date spring tour. On the road with them is long time lighting designer Paul Hoffman, who again trusted Bandit Lites to provide the gear for his exceedingly mind-blowing psychedelic looks.

AC-ET Showcases Leading Technologies at Prolight & Sound 2015 Frankfurt

09/04/2015 - Event News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd, a 'one-stop' international provider of cutting-edge professional equipment with over 40 years' experience supplying to the industry, will showcase a selection of the very latest solutions available from its vast portfolio of over 200 premium brands – on stand D47 in Hall 9.0 at Prolight & Sound 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Robe BMFLs Land on the Moon with James Blunt in Mauritius

09/04/2015 - Production News

Hugely popular UK singer songwriter James Blunt recently played his first show on the often dubbed ‘paradise island’ of Mauritius at the 3500 capacity Swami Vivekananda Centre (SVICC) just outside capital city Port Louis in a show promoted by Music Machine and Immedia, with lighting co-ordinated by his long term lighting and visuals director, Glen Johnson, and delivered by the country's leading rental and sales company, Impact Production.

Martin Audio pays tribute to Andy Weingärtner

09/04/2015 - People News

It is with great sadness that Martin Audio has announced the passing of its European account manager, Andy Weingärtner, who died of a heart attack over Easter.

Allen & Heath Launches New GLD Chrome Edition

09/04/2015 - Event News

Allen & Heath has launched new Chrome Edition models of its class-leading GLD series mixers, with extensive new features and FX.

Chauvet Professional Adds Flourish to British Artistic Gymnastics Championships

09/04/2015 - Production News

UKExcelling in gymnastics requires a high level of adroitness and flexibility, two qualities that the Q-Wash 560Z-LED moving RGBWA wash from Chauvet Professional has in abundance. Perhaps that’s why the fixture proved to be so popular at the 2015 Men’s and Women’s British Artistic Gymnastics Championships held at Echo Arena.

New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall Kicks into Action with 7thSense Tech

09/04/2015 - Production News

Radio City Music Hall, the legendary 5,933-capacity theatrical venue of Manhattan, New York, celebrates the premiere year of ‘New York Spring Spectacular,’ starring the world-famous Radio City Rockettes and upgraded Delta Media Server video systems from 7thSense Design. This is the second running Radio City theatrical production to utilise the now refurbished system, following three seasons of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Show on the original installation of 2011.

Elation Lights George Thorogood 'Badder Than Ever' Tour

09/04/2015 - Production News

USA – Elation is again lighting American blues rock musician George Thorogood and his legendary Delaware Destroyers band, who continue to surprise after four decades. George Thorogood found chart success in the ‘80s and continues to tour extensively after 40 years. Out on a “Badder Than Ever” spring tour through April, lighting designer William Bennyhoff needed a rig that could complement Thorogood’s high-energy boogie-blues style and found it in Elation Platinum Beam 5R Pro, Rayzor Q7 and Cuepix Blinder WW2 fixtures.

ShowTex introduces AV Drop at Prolight+Sound

09/04/2015 - Event News

ShowTex will display a wide selection of stage and theatre drapes as well as extra-large printed, laser-cut and extraordinary decorative fabrics that come together in a brand new stand design. Visitors will discover the endless possibilities of the most innovative flame retardant fabrics, tracks, and motion control systems for theatres and events.

Avolites' Sapphire Touch delivers hands-on control for Frank Turner

09/04/2015 - Production News

UK This month, the Teenage Cancer Trust marked the 15th anniversary of their annual concert series at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall, where the world's biggest names in music and comedy come together to raise money to help young people facing cancer. Closing out this year's event, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls headlined at the venue, with LD Shaun Moore trusting the Avolites Sapphire Touch for the occasion. 

Return to the Forbidden Planet blasts around the UK on 25th Anniversary Tour

09/04/2015 - Production News

The 25th anniversary tour of Return to the Forbidden Planet is currently making its way around the UK, complete with a Flare Audio loudspeaker system, representing the first major touring musical production to deploy the recently launched X2A Compact Vertical Point Source Array system. Along with the X2, the show's system also carries Flare Audio's Q18 subs and the micro X0s for delay and front fill duties.

Coda ViRAY Is a Sound Investment for Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

09/04/2015 - Project News

UK - One of the UK’s premier arts and entertainment venues, the Grade II* listed Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (LPH) is in the midst of a £13.8 million refurbishment. A significant element has been the UK’s first Coda Audio ViRAY installation, which delivers exceptional sound while ensuring the venue’s aesthetics are not compromised.

Unique Biomuseo Tells Story of Biodiversity in Panama with Design and Tech Support from Electrosonic

08/04/2015 - Project News

Panama – Electrosonic has designed, fabricated and installed audio-visual systems in one of the most unique museums in the world, the Biomuseo in Panama City. Situated on the Amador Causeway, at the entrance to the Panama Canal in Latin America’s only Frank Gehry designed building, the Biomuseo will offer eight permanent art and science galleries on the origin of the isthmus and its impact on the planet’s biodiversity.

Behind the Scenes UK Issues First Grant

08/04/2015 - Business News

Behind the Scenes UK, the new industry charity, has just issued its first grant to a technician who suffered severe injuries from a fall while at work. Dealing with multiple surgeries and a long recovery process was hard enough, but trying to take care of his young family with no income during this critical time proved overwhelming. Then someone suggested he apply to Behind the Scenes UK.

Lightwave Productions invest in first SGM P-5s

08/04/2015 - Production News

London-based technical service company Lightwave Productions has joined the growing number of rental houses worldwide who are finding SGM’s P-5 LED wash light an indispensable part of their production inventories.

Martin Audio MLA on tour with Kraftklub

08/04/2015 - Production News

Berlin-based technical service provider Complete Audio has been touring with five piece Chemnitz band Kraftklub since February. At the centre of the PA system is the rental company’s breakthrough Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array (MLA) from Martin Audio.

Sennheiser at Musikmesse – Make way for D1!

08/04/2015 - Event News

Germany – For Sennheiser, Musikmesse is all about the European launch of the evolution wireless D1 microphone series. The digital systems are totally self-configuring and have both intelligent frequency management and automatic sensitivity adjustment. It goes without saying with the evolution brand that sound will not be neglected: the popular evolution capsules are also included in the 2.4 GHz version, supplemented by an instrument set, a lavalier set and a headset version.

Chauvet Professional Helps Bring New Life to Unity Works

08/04/2015 - Project News

UK – Unity Works is aptly named. A grass-roots initiative started by a community that came together with a shared goal in mind has given this historic building a new lease on live. This rebirth is reflected in the structure’s cutting edge fittings, including its lighting system, which features the new Rogue R2 Spot moving LED spot and an extensive collection of other technologically advanced fixtures from Chauvet Professional.

AED Rent orders 750 Stagemaker SR motors

08/04/2015 - Production News

Following last year's delivery of 1000 units, AED Rent has once again shown its confidence in Verlinde's Stagemaker motors by signing a new contract for a further 750, 200 of which are the latest model in the range, Stagemaker SR1. AED group, based in Belgium with a workforce of 300, is the only equipment provider offering a comprehensive range of solutions for the audio and audiovisual industry: short-term or long-term FlexLease rentals (AED Rent), leasing (AED Lease), sale of new equipment (AED Distribution) together with the purchase and sale of second-hand standardised products (AED Second Hand) relating to sound, lighting, rigging and video equipment (projectors, LED walls). AED group offers these solutions through its European subsidiaries (Germany/Belgium/Holland/France/UK). AED Rent's first UAE franchise was recently opened in Dubai.

GLP White X4 Swirls into Action with Trey Anastasio Band

08/04/2015 - Production News

Germany – Since becoming the first production designer to adopt GLP’s new X4 platform (back in 2012 with My Morning Jacket), Marc Janowitz (of e26 Design) has been a frequent user, deploying 30 of MMJ’s touring fixtures for Trey Anastasio’s 2012 Traveler tour which followed immediately after. More recently he turned to 18 of the smaller X4S LED heads for last year’s Cage The Elephant tour.

Ayrton at Prolight + Sound 2015, Frankfurt

08/04/2015 - Event News

Ayrton, one of the industry’s most original innovators in LED lighting technology, will be pushing the envelope once again at Prolight+Sound 2015 with the release of a truly new innovation in LED luminaire design.

MDG at Prolight + Sound 2015, Frankfurt

08/04/2015 - Event News

MDG, manufacturer of premiere fog, haze and low fog generators, will celebrate its 35th anniversary at Prolight+Sound.

Le Mark Custom Print McBusted's Giant Arcade Stage Floor

08/04/2015 - Production News

Following on from the unprecedented success of their first tour in 2014, McBusted are back with a new 21-date arena tour. Captivating fans with a set theme inspired by iconic moments of the late 80s and early 90s including a giant arcade game, the tour is already a huge success.

Dynamic Elation LED Lighting Solution for Evolution Hotel in Lisbon

08/04/2015 - Project News

Elation Professional’s Portuguese partner, Apogeu, was chosen to provide a lighting and sound solution for Evolution Hotel in Lisbon and turned to Elation LED lighting products to dress the hotel’s spacious lobby area in atmospheric colour and visual excitement.

Robert Juliat at Prolight + Sound 2015, Frankfurt

08/04/2015 - Event News

Robert Juliat will be out in full force in support of the 20th Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, where the company will exhibit alongside its German partners, Lightpower GmbH, in Hall 11 Stand D76.

Kinesys Launches Pathfinder at Prolight+Sound 2015

07/04/2015 - Event News

UK-based automation and motion control specialist Kinesys launches a major system of new products at this year’s Prolight+Sound exhibition – The Pathfinder System – which has been designed specifically for 3D path flying.

MGG Sets New Standards with over 200 Robe Fixtures on Massive Corporate Show

07/04/2015 - Production News

Leading South African rental company MGG supplied over 200 Robe moving lights for a recent indaba at Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg for a high profile financial industry client.

Chauvet Professional Helps Steve Lieberman Awe Audience on Ultra Main Stage

07/04/2015 - Production News

USA – If there’s one thing that the tens of thousands of fans who attend the Ultra Music Festival every year can expect, it’s the unexpected. The popular EDM festival has always managed to delight crowds with surprise appearances by international superstars, like Madonna, who dropped in on Avicii’s set in 2012, and Usher who popped up unexpectedly this year. Like the performances themselves, the Ultra Main Stage lighting rig also never fails to astonish festival goers with new and unanticipated forms of digital imagery and visual excitement.

DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics and Sound Devices to Host Second Sound Summit Event in Chicago

07/04/2015 - Event News

USA – On Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the Cinespace Chicago Film Studios Ballroom on the west side of downtown Chicago, DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics and Sound Devices will host the Sound Summit, Chicago (www.thesoundsummit.org/chicago), the second of many being planned throughout the US as an informal mixing and discussion event for the audio community.

ETC adds Fresnel adapter to Source Four LED family

07/04/2015 - Equipment News

There’s another tool in the Source Four LED toolbox. ETC has announced a new optic, the Source Four LED Fresnel adapter, which attaches to the front end of a Source Four LED Series 2 or Series 1 light engine, turning it into a superior washlight.

BMFL Spots help Barry Manilow Say Farewell in Grand Style

07/04/2015 - Production News

USA – Barry Manilow is in the midst of a memorable and extensive ‘Farewell’ US tour for which creative director Seth Jackson specified 12 Robe BMFL Spots as part of an elegant and stylish design to help ensure the legendary artist exits an incredible performance career on a high note.

By Design Day 2015 – When giving is better than receiving

07/04/2015 - Event News

A host of big names in the entertainment technology industry has been revealed as champions of By Design Day 2015. Neil Austin, Ken Billington, Paule Constable, Jon Driscoll, Rick Fisher, Wendall Harrington, Howard Harrison, Don Holder, Davin Korins, Ken Posner, Jennifer Tipton and Hugh Vanstone are all lending their support to the fund-raising effort which takes place on April 24th.

WWE WrestleMania Features Over 100 Syncrolite Fixtures

07/04/2015 - Production News

USA – WrestleMania 31 was held on March 29th at the new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. Billed as the “Grandest Stage of Them All” WWE employs the latest entertainment technology to produce its annual WrestleMania event.

Clay Paky entrusts HPL with brand distribution in Brazil

07/04/2015 - Business News

Brazil – As of April 1st, Clay Paky products will be distributed in Brazil by HPL. A company with a firm market reputation, HPL is a leader in the lighting, audio and professional show product distribution sector. Established in 2000, the company has always pursued and distinguished itself for providing quality service in addition to tailor-made customer support.

Arcadia Spectacular Calls on Chauvet Professional ÉPIX 2.0 Series at Ultra Music Festival

07/04/2015 - Production News

USA – There were many sights that riveted attention at this year’s Ultra Music Festival, both on the stage and off. Among the more spectacular in the latter category was a towering “Afterburner” on Arcadia Spectacular’s Resistance Stage. Assembled for two weeks in the UK before being shipped to Florida, the structure is located in a walkway area at the festival, the captivating attraction featured a collection of ÉPIX Tile 2.0 boards and ÉPIX Strip 2.0 strips from Chauvet Professional. To describe this giant structure made of recycled metal objects as unique is akin to calling a South Florida hurricane “windy.”

The American Society of Theatre Consultants Announcements from USITT meeting

07/04/2015 - Business News

USA – The American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC) Annual Meeting for 2015 was held March 21, 2015 at the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio in conjunction with the USITT meeting. At this meeting a new board of directors and officers were elected as well as the acceptance of a new ASTC full member.

Nexus Aw 7x7 Helps Steve Lieberman Center Crowd’s Vision On Ultra Worldwide Stage

07/04/2015 - Production News

USA – All eyes were on the Worldwide Stage at the Ultra Music Festival, and why not? With a superstar studded line-up of the crème de la crème of the EDM world performing, plus a surprise two-song appearance by Ariana Grande, the thousands of fans at the Worldwide Stage pavilion were transfixed by the scene on stage. This year, the awestruck crowd did more than look at the stage, they had their collective vision funnelled into it, thanks to a commanding lighting and truss design by Steve Lieberman of SJ Lighting.

Harman's dbx Professional Is Fundamental for SAE Instructor Jason Munn in the Classroom and Studio

07/04/2015 - Standards News

USA – Jason Munn (pictured) currently serves as the lead audio technology instructor at the SAE Institute in Nashville. Formerly a school band director and music teacher, Munn decided the time had come for a change three years ago and chose to pursue a career as an audio engineer. Upon graduating from SAE Institute Nashville in 2012, he joined the staff and saw his role expand to his current position teaching five courses this semester. Throughout Munn’s teaching and his continuing work as a freelance engineer, one constant is Harman dbx compressors, crossovers, and limiters.

Avolites soon to appear on How2Media's 'World's Greatest!…" on US TV

07/04/2015 - Production News

USA Avolites Ltd. will appear on the popular US TV series "World's Greatest!…" soon after having been recently selected and filmed to appear on the show by its creators, How2Media.

Alcons Shifting Into The Next Gear at Prolight+Sound

07/04/2015 - Event News

Dutch audio innovators Alcons Audio will be showing its latest pro-ribbon sound systems at Prolight+Sound 2015, and demonstrating new evolutionary audio solutions.

Beautiful and Unusual (Rigging)

07/04/2015 - Production News

UK – When the Aldwych Theatre in London’s West End opened in December 1905, Las Vegas was only six months old, the Wright Brothers had just made the first aeroplane flight lasting more than half an hour and Albert Einstein had just proposed that “E =MC2 ”.

Elation White Light LED Fixtures Light Duravit Booth at ISH Trade Show in Frankfurt

07/04/2015 - Event News

Over 40 Elation Professional DW Fresnel white light LED fixtures along with 170 Elation Opti Tri White LED PAR lights were used by electronica event technologies GmbH to illuminate bathroom furnishings company Duravit’s booth at ISH 2015, the world’s biggest showcase for innovative bathroom design and technology.

White Light Appointed by Central Hall Westminster as New Production Service Partner

07/04/2015 - Business News

White Light has announced that Central Hall Westminster appointed the company as its new production service partner following a competitive tender. The new contract will commence on 1st July 2015, following a three month transition period.

Avolites consoles and Fader Wing are a Titan solution for Gary Numan

07/04/2015 - Production News

UK Gary Numan recently returned to London for an emphatic show at London's Royal Festival Hall, with lighting designer Luke Edwards running lights from a Tiger Touch II and Wing, and using a Quartz networked in Multi-user for backup.

Triple E TDRIVE makes the right moves on Guildhall's two operas

02/04/2015 - Project News

UK Track systems expert Triple E's TDRIVE and TracDRIVE motors were used to smoothly move an inspired set designed for two new operas at London's Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GSMD) this month.

Derby Arena opens with a new d&b audiotechnik Sound System

02/04/2015 - Project News

UK – Two years on from laying the foundation stone, Derby Arena was officially opened to the public on Friday 20 March complete with a sizeable d&b audiotechnik T-Series sound system supplied by Orbital Sound. The new venue incorporates a 250m indoor cycle track – only the fifth of its kind to open in the UK – as well as being designed to stage large cultural events, exhibitions, product launches and conferences, with a seated capacity of up to 3500 and up to 5000 capacity seated and standing.

Robe BMFLs Rise to the Occasion for Taeyang

02/04/2015 - Production News

Singapore – K-Pop singer, songwriter and music sensation Taeyang recently played a show in Singapore with a lighting rig containing 30 Robe BMFL Spots moving lights, supplied by leading rental company Showtec.

Chaz Martin Among Bandits Honoured at Annual General Meeting

02/04/2015 - Business News

USA – 2014 proved to be a record breaking and award winning year for Bandit Lites, and as the entire Bandit family gathered at the Annual General Meeting to celebrate the previous incredible year, those in attendance discussed the goals for 2015 and honoured those who displayed outstanding and diligent workmanship.

CPL Goes Wide for Inteva Productions

02/04/2015 - Event News

UK – Specialist widescreen projection was one of several video elements supplied by west Midlands based Central Presentations Ltd. (CPL) to show producers Inteva Productions for an annual sales conference staged at Telford International Centre, Telford.

Market of Choice Offers Health-Conscious Foods and High-Quality Audio

02/04/2015 - Project News

USA – Market of Choice is a regional grocery chain offering conventional, natural, organic, and health conscious products at nine locations in Oregon. Its large, modern stores include grocery, café and wine sections and emphasise high-quality background music to create a pleasant atmosphere for shoppers. The stores also require clear, intelligible voice paging for customer service.

Robe Goes Lareg at Prolight+Sound 2015

02/04/2015 - Event News

Robe goes large at the 2015 Prolight+Sound expo in Frankfurt, Germany with an expanded booth and lots of action, showcasing ten new products on Stands B51 and B61 in Hall 11.0. These include the BMFL Blade – the next fixture in Robe’s new signature Bright Multi-Functional Luminaire (BMFL) range, which joins the hugely successful BMFL Spot, launched six months ago.

Panasonic to light up the People’s Palace at Prolight + Sound

02/04/2015 - Event News

Panasonic will present a 3D video mapping, on a scale model of the Bucharest Palace of Parliament, at Prolight + Sound 2015 in Frankfurt.

Hawthorn Delivers British Arrow’s Awards to UK Advertising Industry

02/04/2015 - Event News

Hawthorn has delivered the British Arrows Awards since 2011 at Battersea Evolution. The event has grown naturally over the years and is now one of the advertising industry’s largest and most recognised awards ceremonies. Over the years the production value and designs have increased in specification and complexity to support the demands of the show.

Stage Electrics supplies the National Student Drama Festival 2015

02/04/2015 - Production News

For over 20 years Stage Electrics has been supporting the technical elements of the National Student Drama Festival. This year sees Stage Electrics hire department return again to Scarborough with over 21 kilometres of cable, 380 lighting fixtures, several sound systems including two complete K-Array systems and 17 tonnes of equipment for the students to use. Michael Brazier, festival director has worked with Stage Electrics for the past three years: “it is great to be working with Stage Electrics again, their expertise and support is of huge importance to the festival.”

“The Hip” Gets Hip To L-Acoustics K2

02/04/2015 - Production News

Canada – When Canadian alt-rock heroes The Tragically Hip put together a 2015 North American tour supporting the deluxe reissue of their 1992 studio classic, Fully Completely, the band’s long time audio provider, Solotech, made the decision to carry an audio system based entirely on L-Acoustics’ K2 line array system.

Pascal appoints key account manager

02/04/2015 - People News

Denmark – Pascal A/S, a leading manufacturer of high power pro audio OEM amplifier modules, has appointed Aage Hejgaard as key account manager. The appointment and creation of the new position, is in direct response to the continuing growing rate of expansion of the company’s business.

Harlequin Floors supports the future of dance

02/04/2015 - Event News

At a major UK dance conference this month, group marketing manager Mark Rasmussen will be sitting on two panel sessions discussing Harlequin Floors’ innovative approach to sponsoring events that are designed to encourage and nurture young dance talent and it’s wider support for healthier dance.

The Knight of Illumination Awards 2015 has lift off

02/04/2015 - Event News

UK The 2015 Knight of Illumination Awards (KOI) has launched and submissions are already coming in for Television and Concert Touring and Events.

Milton Keynes UK HQ expands to take on northern European logistics centre role for Studiomaster and Carlsbro

02/04/2015 - Business News

The current joint UK HQ for Studiomaster and Carlsbro sales distribution and service is expanding to take on the role of a northern European logistics centre for the two marques. Studiomaster and Carlsbro product development and engineering will remain at the Milton Keynes site.

Award Winning Ways

02/04/2015 - Production News

UK - Aurora Lighting Hire are proud to be working once again with award winning lighting director Chris Rigby on the latest series of Alan Carr’s award winning Chatty Man.

Allen & Heath Launches Xone:43 Analogue DJ Mixer

02/04/2015 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has launched the Xone:43, a classic 4 + 1 channel analogue DJ mixer with a host of enhanced features, including the legendary Xone filters, X:FX routing, three band EQ, VCA faders, and adjustable crossfader.

Barco proudly helps Moment Factory create a unique fashion moment during the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit in Paris

02/04/2015 - Production News

When Jean Paul Gaultier’s successful retrospective exhibition lands in the home country of the famous French couturier, neither cost nor effort is spared to make it a truly memorable event. Barco was therefore delighted to support the Canadian media and entertainment studio Moment Factory in creating ‘The Staircase of the Muses’ for the exhibition. Powered by a Barco HDX-W20 projector and a Moment Factory/Barco media server, the interactive ‘Staircase’ set-up takes a snapshot of visitors’ silhouette and visualizes them on the backdrop of the staircase landing, wearing creations by Gaultier.

Avolites Sapphire Touch consoles delivers flexible control for All Time Low

02/04/2015 - Production News

UK Boston-based lighting designer Jeff Maker has utilised Avolites' Sapphire Touch consoles to control 'epic' looks, both pre-programmed and on the fly, for All Time Low's recent UK arena tour.

ETC introduces the ScentFourAromaEngine

01/04/2015 - Equipment News

The scent of freshly baked cake reminds you of your grandmother’s love. A whiff of sunscreen makes you long for a holiday. The whiff of cheap deodorant sparks the same nervous excitement you had during your first teenage kiss.

HSL Find Home Sweet Home with Katherine Jenkins

01/04/2015 - Production News

UK – Blackburn-based lighting and visuals rental company HSL supplied lighting and rigging equipment to the latest tour by popular mezzo soprano and ‘classical crossover’ singer Katherine Jenkins’ ‘Home Sweet Home’ tour, which culminated in a large homecoming show in the Welsh capital city and cultural hub of Cardiff.

Chauvet LED Video Panels and Washes Rev Up Rider University Outside NYC

01/04/2015 - Production News

USA – Ask a Rider University student how the school’s football team is doing, and you’re likely to get the response: “We haven’t lost a game since 1951!” Of course this small liberal arts university in the shadows of New York City hasn’t fielded a team on the gridiron since 1951 either – but such is the free flowing sense of humour that characterises life at Rider. This wry spirit was very much on display recently at Rider’s annual pre-spring break party, which this year featured a flamboyant cast of characters on stilts, some popular New York DJs and an eye-popping lighting design by LD Jason Ayala of ProSho Inc. (Staten Island, NY).  

Philips Vari-Lite Introduces the VL4000 BeamWash Luminaire

01/04/2015 - Equipment News

USA – Philips Vari-Lite has introduced the VL4000 BeamWash luminaire. Sharing many of the design principles of the popular VL4000 Spot, the new VL4000 BeamWash combines stunning Wash capabilities with intense Beam functionality and the ability to produce a powerful, collimated shaft of light all without the need to change lenses. Using a Philips 1200W lamp, one single fixture can now achieve multiple creative looks through its 43,000 lumens of output and amazing optics making it the beast of any lighting rig.

McGill University Adds Harman’s JBL M2 Master Reference Monitors for use in its Sound Recording Programme

01/04/2015 - Project News

Canada – Widely recognised as one of the world’s finest educational institutions, McGill University in Montreal has graduated three prime ministers, 12 Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer prize winners and hundreds more luminaries. At the Schulich School of Music, Area Chair (and GRAMMY winner) Richard King and legendary recording producer/engineer and four-time GRAMMY-winning associate professor George Massenburg are on the faculty for the Graduate Program In Sound Recording, one of the only programmes in North America that offers both a Master’s and Ph.D degree. Recently, a new arrival was accepted into the prestigious program – the JBL M2 Master Reference Monitor.

Prolight + Sound exhibition coming up for Prolyte Group

01/04/2015 - Event News

Product managers Eric Laanstra and Ivo Mulder will be on the show – available for special requests or in-depth information on the product range, a wide variety of our truss and staging products are shown in the stand. New loading data, following Eurocode regulations, are available.
Product manager Michiel van der Zijde is available on the stand for the ProLyft Aetos hoist demo; the 250, 500 and 1000kg hoist will be exhibited on the stand.

Don’t forget to pick up a new brochure – new brochures are available for the StageDex, ProlyteStructures and Prolyte Systems range. All brochures are completely updated with new information, new products and loading data.

Sennheiser Delivers First Rate Audio Quality and Reliability at Juno Awards, Canada’s Biggest Night in Music

01/04/2015 - Production News

Canada – Sennheiser lit up the Juno Awards of 2015 with pristine and reliable audio, held at the FirstOntario Centre in Hamilton earlier this month. The Juno Awards, which have existed since 1970 and represent the pinnacle of Canadian recognition for technical and artistic achievement in music, were broadcast on CTV Television Network and hosted by Jacob Hoggard, lead singer of pop-rock group Hedley. Hedley are regular users of Sennheiser products, and were honored with three nominations including ‘Album of the Year’ for Wild Life.

Adamson Goes J-Pop With New Indonesian E-Series Partner

01/04/2015 - Production News

Indonesia – Soundworks, based in Jakarta, has joined the Adamson E-Series Network after accepting delivery of 24 E-Series E15 line array enclosures and 16 T21 subwoofers.

Many new products from Movecat at the Prolight + Sound

01/04/2015 - Event News

Germany – Movecat is bringing a wealth of new products in the fields of control, load measuring, chain hoists and services to this year’s Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt. “The increasing demands of today’s stage and show productions in terms of networking, flexibility and safety in the field of kinetics have really challenged our engineers,” reports Andrew Abele, the company’s CEO. “We are presenting the results of these engineering processes at our booth, Stand D84 in Hall 9, and are already looking forward to hearing the opinions of planners and users.”

Martin Audio Appoints Lee Stein VP, North America

01/04/2015 - People News

Martin Audio is pleased to announce the appointment of Lee Stein as vice president, North America.

AC-ET Continues Sponsorship of Hot Contender Jack Goff in 2015 Dunlop MSA BTCC Season

01/04/2015 - Business News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. Has announced its continued sponsorship of fast-rising UK racing driver, Jack Goff, who after garnering much praise for a podium and top-10 finishes in his first two seasons is joining reigning constructor/manufacturer champions, MG Triple Eight Racing for his drive in the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) season.

Powersoft Glides Through its World Ski Challenge in Sweden

01/04/2015 - Production News

Sweden Swedish production company DAT AB, working in conjunction with Ljudteknik AB, recently undertook one of its most challenging tasks ever when providing sound reinforcement, including 160kW of Powersoft heavy artillery, for the 2015 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun. And the quality of audio they managed to deliver exceeded all expectations over the 50km point-to-point course.

Atlantis Audio invests in Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 Spot

01/04/2015 - Production News

Germany Atlantis Audio has become one of the first rental companies to invest in the latest addition to the Philips Vari-Lite product line the VL4000 Spot, purchasing 12 units from major Philips distributor Lightpower. 

SGM G-Spots for Biathlon Opening Ceremony

01/04/2015 - Production News

The IBU World Championships Biathlon 2015 took place in Kontiolahti in Finland early March, in bleak weather conditions. It all started with an unforgettable opening ceremony with a parade of competing athletes from nearly 40 nations and a speaker line-up including the Finnish Prime Minister, Alexander Stubb and president of the International Biathlon Union, Anders Besseberg.