News Archive for August 2015

Robe rig for Blood Brothers Supergroup

28/08/2015 - Production News

South Africa – Blood Brothers, South Africa’s first ever supergroup, is a project featuring ten of the country’s best known musicians and rock heroes, who recently played a special one-off concert to a hugely enthusiastic 3500 capacity audience at Johannesburg’s Carnival City Big Top venue.

Clay Paky ‘extremely popular’ with major acts on Parklife

28/08/2015 - Production News

UK – A wide array of Clay Paky fixtures has been spread over numerous stages at one of UK’s biggest dance festivals, Parklife, with several of the major acts’ lighting designers ‘very happy’ to discover them in the rig.

LTM recruits three apprentices

28/08/2015 - People News

UK – Lift Turn Move based in Bromborough, Wirral, has already shown a commitment to training future engineers and this is set to continue with the announcement from director, John Jones, that the company is training three apprentices this year: Joshua Baines, Brandon Gillam and Liam Shone.

Finance House Invests in Shure Thing from Audiologic

28/08/2015 - Project News

Founded in 1989, Killik & Co is a private client stockbroker and wealth manager based in London. Its head office is housed on Grosvenor Street, Mayfair in a beautiful, Grade II listed building that was formerly the Japanese Embassy. From the heart of one of London's finest and most aspirational office locations, Killik & Co runs a network of branches throughout the capital as well as an overseas branch in Dubai. A consistent winner of wealth management awards, including five Financial Times and Investors Chronicle awards in 2014 alone, the company enjoys an enviable reputation for high quality services.

The Phoenix takes flight with D.T.S. at Red Valley Festival 2015

28/08/2015 - Production News

Italy An immense Phoenix spread its wings on the beach of the Red Rocks of Arbatax, in Sardinia: it is here that mythology has merged with the lighting technology in the heart of one of the most charming landscapes of Italy. The Red Rocks have a very close relationship with the great music, having already hosted the likes of Patti Smith, Lou Reed and Eric Clapton.

Hoist UK Moves to New 10,000 Sq Ft Unit

28/08/2015 - Business News

Lifting equipment specialists Hoist UK and sister company Truss UK have recently moved to bigger premises, significantly increasing the size of their previous facilities. The new offices, workshop and warehouse are still based on the Wirral peninsula and are ideally located in the heart of the UK motorway network.

The Clay Paky team welcomes Alfonso Zarate Takano

28/08/2015 - People News

Alfonso Zarate Takano is the new Clay Paky area manager for the Asia Pacific region (APAC), comprising all countries in the Far East, South Asia and Oceania. He will report operationally to sales manager Alberico D’Amato, and is based at the OSRAM offices in Singapore.

Electrosonic’s September ‘Technology Days’ Brings Over 30 Leading Audio-Visual Manufacturers Together

28/08/2015 - Event News

UK – Electrosonic will once again be hosting their ‘New Technology’ event at its EMEA head office in Dartford, Kent, on the 9th and 10th of September. With over 30 leading audio-visual companies participating, the free event is designed to provide visitors with an in-depth look at the latest technology solutions for the corporate, control rooms and entertainment markets.  

Mojo Barriers at V Festival Venues

28/08/2015 - Production News

Mojo Barriers supplied over 1,300m of safety barriers at both V Festival sites: Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, 22nd to 23rd August 2015. This year saw the 14th anniversary of Mojo Barriers’ long-standing relationship working at both V Festival sites.

More than 70 PR Lighting heads support Beth Hart in Bucharest

28/08/2015 - Production News

More than 70 high power discharge and LED fixtures from PR Lighting were on duty when Beth Hart’s Better Than Home European tour arrived in Bucharest recently.

Henley Rewinds Back to the 80s with MLA

28/08/2015 - Production News

Seven years after its inaugural event at Henley-on-Thames, the Rewind Festival has mushroomed into three events, with Rewind North (in Cheshire) and Rewind Scotland in Perth further celebrating the sounds of the ‘80s (and the glamorous attire that accompanies it).

CPL Invests in New Panasonic Laser Projectors

28/08/2015 - Production News

UK – West Midlands-based technical production and solutions specialist Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) has made its first purchases in a major new round of investment in Panasonic laser projectors.

PLASA Show 2015 Makes Last Call For Free Visitor Registration

27/08/2015 - Event News

UK - The 31st August is the last day that visitors can pre-register for free entry to PLASA Show 2015, the UK’s premier business event for the live entertainment technology industry. International pre-registrations are at their highest level since the show moved to ExCel in 2013, with registrations coming from over 90 countries so far. Visitors who haven’t already registered are urged to take advantage of the last few days of the free registration period.

Picture Perfect with Doughty Engineering

27/08/2015 - Project News

Based Upon is a London studio working at the front line of British creative enterprise, delivering a pioneering approach to the creation of artwork, unique objects and design pieces. Established in 2004 by twin brothers Ian and Richard Abell, Based Upon is a family company, founded on an ethos of open exploration and a commitment to continuous innovation. Today, made up of a team of 45 artists, craftspeople and designers, and working together with an international network of creative specialists, Based Upon brings to life ground breaking art and design works for clients around the world.

ETC Source Four LED Series 2 takes pride of price at IBC Amsterdam

27/08/2015 - Event News

As summer draws to a close, ETC is getting ready for the next trade show in its busy calendar, with Amsterdam’s IBC on 11-15 September, coming up soon.

Iconic Beachfront Motel Adds Modern Audio System

27/08/2015 - Project News

USA – Originally built in 1960 and now owned by the Tenaglia family, the Jolly Roger Motel is a New Jersey beach icon that has maintained its nostalgic character while upgrading its facilities, opening a pool-side restaurant and adding a modern audio system with Community loudspeakers.

Chris Lisle and Bandit Light Lee Brice

27/08/2015 - Production News

USA – Lee Brice is taking his chart topping sounds on the road with lighting provided by Bandit Lites. The “Hard to Love” and “I Drive Your Truck” singer/songwriter is still criss-crossing the country with his smash summer tour, and will kick off the autumn leg on 11th September.

Point Source Audio Named Official Earworn Mic for Largest Show Production Company in Las Vegas

27/08/2015 - Production News

USA – Point Source Audio (PSA), innovator of the one-of-a-kind 'Unbreakable Boom' miniature microphones, has announced the selection of the CO-8WS Waterproof Earworn Microphone as the microphone of choice for David Saxe Productions (DSP) in Las Vegas, Nevada. David Saxe Productions is the largest show production company in Las Vegas and is home to the critically acclaimed “Vegas! The Show”, “Zombie Burlesque”, the “Mentalist”, and over 30 award winning shows. 

Backstage insight with Director Matt Brady at Hatch House

27/08/2015 - Production News

UK - Matt Brady, director of The Covent Garden Dance Company, talked exclusively to Harlequin about the dance company, the Hatch House event and the eponymous Harlequin Stage.

Jim Niesel returns to Theatre Projects

27/08/2015 - People News

USA – Theatre Projects has welcomed back Jim Niesel as its newest project manager and theatre equipment/audio-video designer. Jim began his theatre consulting career at Theatre Projects back in 2001 before joining Arup in 2007, where he went on to take a leading role in the company’s New York and Australasia theatre consulting practices. While at Arup, Jim worked on a number of iconic performance spaces including the Sydney Opera House and the Metropolitan Opera House. Now, back where he began, Jim is looking forward to the collaborative environment at Theatre Projects and having a part in the extraordinary performance spaces that they design.

Philips Entertainment Lighting sees major install into National Forum of Music

27/08/2015 - Project News

Poland Over 100 Philips Entertainment Lighting products have been installed into the National Forum of Music (NFM), a brand-new, state-of-the-art concert venue in the heart of Wrocław.

HSL Invests £2 Million in New Lighting Kit

27/08/2015 - Production News

Leading UK lighting and visual rental specialist HSL has invested well over £2 million in new lighting kit – primarily moving lights, LED fixtures and control to help service its busy summer season.

Chroma-Q Color Force 72s Provide Colour Across the Spectrum for Paloma Faith Tour

27/08/2015 - Production News

UK – Chroma-Q Color Force 72 premium performance LED battens are adding colourful cyclorama lighting to an all-white, high gloss set and backdrop for British singer Paloma Faith’s current UK tour.

The Knight of Illumination Awards 2015 reveals Concert Touring and Events shortlist

27/08/2015 - Event News

UK The judging panel of the Knight of Illumination Awards 2015 Concert Touring and Events category has announced its shortlisted designers for the prestigious ceremony this autumn.

Hamburg Water, Light and Sound Attraction Upgrades to Community

27/08/2015 - Project News

Located in the centre of Hamburg, Planten un Blomen is the city’s beautiful 45 hectare park, renowned for its lake with summer fountains. Each evening the fountains are illuminated in changing colours and perform a choreographed display set to music in a spectacular Wasserlichtkonzerte (water light concert). 

Optoma and Disway forge new partnership

26/08/2015 - Business News

Optoma has announced that it has formed a new distribution partnership with IT distributor, Disway, for its operations in Morocco.

GLP X4 S Joins the Aerial Action at Nitro Circus Live

26/08/2015 - Production News

Australia Veteran Australian LD Francesco Calvi recently put GLP’s impression X4 S LED moving heads to the ultimate test – chasing a team of all-action daredevil bike riders known as Nitro Circus.

LED Project Makes a Point with Robe

26/08/2015 - Project News

The rich and vibrant Latin music scene generates a lot of ‘crossover’ between artists and the production side of the industry in the Mexican rental world. Most people involved in companies started their industry careers playing in bands and many are still active musicians or are involved in artist management.

Yamaha and Steinberg Is The Perfect Pairing For Dizale

26/08/2015 - Project News

Based in Plouhernel, Brittany, audio production facility Dizale is enjoying a steady increase in its dubbing and post-production workload. To help deliver projects as efficiently as possible, the company has invested in a Yamaha Nuage post-production system.

Clay Paky delivers ‘maximum versatility’ on Sky Arts Sessions

26/08/2015 - Production News

UK – Clay Paky Mythos, Sharpy, Alpha Spot HPE 300 and Sharpy Wash 330 fixtures are performing crucial lighting roles during season two filming of music show Sky Arts Sessions, allowing Sky TV lighting designer Richard Bowles to create fresh and dynamic looks for the varying acts in each episode.

Clay Paky at the theatre with Sal Da Vinci

26/08/2015 - Production News

Italy – Sal Da Vinci is back in the theatre with a new show after the success of Stelle a metà (Half stars), which he shared with Alessandro Siani. Se Amore è... Revolution (If Love is… a Revolution) is the title the Neapolitan singer gave to his show, which was staged at the Augusteo theatre in Naples.

J&C Joel gets Russian seal of approval

26/08/2015 - Production News

J&C Joel, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of flame retardant fabrics, flooring and drapery for the entertainment and event industries, has received an official letter of thanks from the Russian Government for its role in the Sochi 2014 Games.

Scrub installs Pro Tools upgrades and Soundminer Pro to The Soundhouse

26/08/2015 - Project News

Scrub, the division of HHB specialising in post-production, recently supplied upgrades to the latest Pro Tools HD systems for all seven of The Soundhouse’s recording studios and edit suites. A Soundminer HD Plus asset management system was also installed.

Rigging Team has moved

26/08/2015 - Business News

UK - Since launching in 2010 Rigging Team hase gone from strength-to-strength. To continue to build on this, a new Stevenage office will be fully operational from September 2015. 

The glitz and glamour of Bollywood: grandMA2 takes part in the International Indian Film Academy Awards

26/08/2015 - Production News

With the International Indian Film Academy Awards (also known as the IIFA Awards) the International Indian Film Academy honours both the artistic and technical excellence of professionals involved in Bollywood. Started in 2000, the ceremony is staged in different countries worldwide every year, with the most recent one being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

SGM adds festivities for CarFest

25/08/2015 - Production News

Two revving and rocking CarFest family festivals in UK raises funds for BBC Children in Need, and the music stages are packed with SGM luminaires.

Taking the Concertgebouw to the next level – High tech installation for neoclassic building

25/08/2015 - Project News

The Netherlands – The Concertgebouw is a unique concert hall with a long history. Looking for a way to upgrade the rigging installation, both the theatre consultant and the technical supervisor of the Concertgebouw turned to Controllux to source for a solution. Prolyte distributor Controllux involved ProLyft product manager Michiel van der Zijde to design and pitch for a customised hoist and control system for this unique, historical location. Based on their expertise and in-depth knowledge of the buildings requirements, the pitch involved long considerations with all engaged to come to a satisfying solution.

Bandit buys big into BMFL

25/08/2015 - Production News

USA - The new Robe BMFL is a light to behold: bigger, brighter and bolder than the rest, this successful fixture is taking the world by storm, and Bandit Lites is no exception.

Pixels To Prisms

25/08/2015 - Event News

UK – From a tiny hybrid moving head fixture that blasts out concert-scale brightness and dazzling effects, to a “smart” relay pack that can actually trim the cost of running LED fixtures, Chauvet Professional will be showing some stunning innovations in all aspects of professional lighting/video at PRO 2015 (aka The Performance and Venue Technology Show), held at the NEC 12th-14th September. The company’s display will be broad in scope, with some of the must-sees including PVP X3, a high-resolution LED video panel that produces incredibly sharp and detailed images, Strike 4, a powerful and versatile COB LED warm white wash fixture that can multi-function as an audience blinder, strobe-type effect, broadcast light and more, and exciting additions to the groundbreaking Rogue Series of compact moving heads, including a hybrid beam/spot model (Rogue RH1 Hybrid).

SenovvA Installs Martin Audio System In Caesar’s Vista Lounge

25/08/2015 - Project News

USA – The legendary Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas recently upgraded several of its lounges and bars including what is now the new Vista Lounge, a unique immersive experience featuring the latest in video technology along with a sophisticated Martin Audio sound system.

alt-J Tour US with Custom LED Solution from XL Video

25/08/2015 - Production News

Following on from the custom video solution they supplied for alt-J’s headline show at London’s O2 Arena and subsequent worldwide festival runs, XL Video has supplied a similar LED set-up for the band’s current US tour.

PRG UK Announces New Government-backed Live Event Technician Apprenticeship Standards

25/08/2015 - Standards News

UK – In an effort to support the future growth and success of the live events industry, Production Resource Group (PRG) in the UK has announced its participation in the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Trailblazer scheme.

PR Lighting a Big Hit for Little Star in Sri Lanka

25/08/2015 - Production News

When TV Derana, Sri Lanka’s premier entertainment website channel, presented the seventh season of the talent programme, Little Star, in front of an invited audience at the giant Sugathadasha Indoor Stadium in Colombo, PR Lighting partner, The Lighthouse (Pvt) dressed the stage with a wide choice of the Chinese manufacturer’s fixtures.

White Light Serves Time on Shawshank Redemption UK Tour

25/08/2015 - Production News

UK – Upon its initial release in 1994, The Shawkshank Redemption achieved critical acclaim and is still considered by many to be one of the greatest films ever made. It was nominated for seven Oscars and earlier this year was named as ‘The Nation’s Favourite Film’. Now, on the film’s 21st anniversary, renowned production company Bill Kenwright Ltd is touring a theatrical version of the show across the UK. As the leading lighting supplier to West End and touring theatre, White Light was called upon to supply the lighting support for what promises to be a spectacular production.

Cloud Supports Jubilee Sailing Trust Tenacious Project

25/08/2015 - Project News

The Jubilee Sailing Trust has been 'Changing Lives' since becoming a registered charity in 1978. Through the extraordinary vision of a dedicated group of people to make a dream a reality, the Jubilee Sailing Trust regularly takes both disabled and able bodied people to sea on two square rigged sailing ships in the fleet, Lord Nelson and Tenacious.

Aurora help serve up an Extra Slice of The Great British Bake Off

25/08/2015 - Production News

Aurora Lighting provides all the ingredients for lighting director Oli Richards at The Great British Bake Off – An Extra Slice.

Specialz Create Chemistry with Robots and Reflectors

25/08/2015 - Production News

“The visuals are the priority with this band,” opens Marcus Lyall. “For a long time the stage has been dominated by the upstage screen and we wanted to develop that imagery and bring it closer to the audience.” Lyall shares the responsibilities of show director and designer for the Chemical Brothers with Adam Smith who has worked with the band for over 20 years.

CADAC appoints Tommex as Polish distributor

25/08/2015 - Business News

CADAC has announced the appointment of Tommex, among the oldest most established audio companies in Poland, as its exclusive distributor for that territory.

SGM fixtures highlight 50th anniversary for Polish rock band Skaldowie

25/08/2015 - Production News

Poland – On the 9th of August 2015, the renowned Polish rock band Skaldowie gave a big concert in the city of Gdów to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The national broadcasting corporation, TVP, organised the event and a live crowd of 15,000 attended the outdoor venue.

Changing festival attitudes DiGiCo consoles chosen for Rock Werchter

25/08/2015 - Production News

Belgium - Back in the glam rock days of the 1970s, a small village in the middle of Belgium called Werchter decided to put on a one-day music festival. Over four decades on, Rock Wercher has become one of the largest events in the country’s musical calendar. This year, it took a new direction, in terms of mixing console choice, with head of sound Patrick Demoustier making the decision for the house system to go completely digital. DiGiCo was his console of choice. 

Blackout Helps Transform Somerset House

24/08/2015 - Production News

Blackout continued its longstanding relationship with Somerset House, supplying rigging and drapes for this year’s Summer Series and Film4 Summer Screen events, July – August 2015.

A tall order for ETC Source Four LED CYC with Dutch Touring Opera

24/08/2015 - Production News

At 25m wide and 10m high, lighting the Nederlandse Reisopera (Dutch Touring Opera)’s cyclorama for a touring production of Orphée et Eurydice was always going to be a tall order. Especially since, with the company’s limited budget, they needed to be in and out of the venue in a day. But, with the help of 40 ETC Source Four LED Series 2 Lustr fixtures with CYC adapters, and some clever rigging choices by chief lighting technician Richard ten Hof, they succeeded where others might fail.

Elation Platinum Profile 35 Pro for Evita at Cape Rep Theatre on Cape Cod

24/08/2015 - Production News

USA – Lighting designer Herrick Goldman recently designed Evita at the Cape Rep Theatre on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and turned to Elation Professional’s Platinum Profile 35 Pro moving head light to create the compelling mood lighting. Herrick and his associate Susan Nicholson designed both the lighting and the projections for the critically acclaimed production, which is directed by William Roudebush with scenery by James Dardenne.

Charcoalblue sounds out 'sublime' acoustics at St George's Bristol

24/08/2015 - Project News

UK Theatre and acoustics consultancy Charcoalblue carried out acoustic testing at Bristol's St George's concert hall recently in preparation for a £5.5m redevelopment, with some surprising results.

Dave Matthews Band Gets Away From the World with BMFLs

24/08/2015 - Production News

USA – Lighting and visuals designer Fenton Williams and co-LD/programmer Aaron Stinebrink again collaborated to produce a stunning production design incorporating lighting, set and video for the current Dave Matthews Band (DMB) US summer tour.

AniMotion Show Shines at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

24/08/2015 - Production News

The latest AniMotion live painting, digital art and music show is presented by Aurora Nova at George Herriot’s School as part of the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Live Events, Safety and Competence Conference

24/08/2015 - Standards News

UK - An exciting opportunity is emerging to promote this core principle and advance health and safety competence for the events sector. The momentum begins with a unique one-day conference on 17 November 2015 at London South Bank University. Arranged by the sector, for the sector it addresses the full range of topical issues facing events safety professionals.

“It’s the easiest desk I have ever operated”: lighting designer Peter Rieck invests in dot2

21/08/2015 - Production News

South African lighting designer Peter Rieck is the proud owner of one of MA Lighting’s new dot2 XL-F consoles. Peter, an industry professional for 15 years and one of the country’s leading television lighting specialists recently launched a new company, Rieck’s, headed by himself. Having been an MA user for the last seven or so years, the first thing the new venture did was purchase its own dot2.

Robe Meets The Larssons at Let’s Dance Sweden

21/08/2015 - Production News

Robe’s news team met the Larssons at a special 10th anniversary edition of Let's Dance in Sweden, where they were busy in Magazin (warehouse) 7 at the Frihamnen container port and ferry terminal in Stockholm, a frenetic site specific location that has provided a gritty and visceral juxtaposition to the glamour and glitter of the hit ballroom dancing TV series.

The Genee International Ballet Competition comes home to London

21/08/2015 - Production News

The Genee International Ballet Competition is the Royal Academy of Dance’s flagship event and this year it is heading back to London in September. After a five-year absence when the Genee has visited Antwerp, Glasgow, Wellington, and Cape Town, the finest young dancers from around the world, trained in the RAD syllabus, will be heading for London from 10th – 19th September. They are in town to compete in what is recognised as one of the world’s most prestigious ballet competitions.

PixelFLEX Hits the Stage with the “Electric Tundra” EDM Concert at the University at Buffalo

21/08/2015 - Production News

USA – Striving to make the undergraduate student experience as fulfilling as possible, the University at Buffalo Student Association hosts a series of memorable events throughout the year. As the organisation got set to produce the EDM concert “Electric Tundra” headlined by Bingo Players and featuring 3LAU and DNNYD, the local production staff was asked to create a high-energy atmosphere inside the Alumni Arena, and needed lightweight LED video panels that could also create quality HD projections so they chose the FLEXCurtain HD from PixelFLEX.

Chauvet LED Panels Win Friends at California Festival

21/08/2015 - Production News

USA – It’s easy to see why, the Pacific Amphitheatre became an instant favourite among touring artists when it opened in 1983 with a concert by Barry Manilow. Located on the Orange County fairgrounds, the 8,000-capacity venue combines beautiful southern California scenery and gentle Pacific breezes with excellent acoustics. For one month this summer, the setting at this legendary venue sparkled even more brightly, thanks to a collection of Next NXT-1 panels from Chauvet Professional.

DiGiCo performs flawlessly at European Games

21/08/2015 - Production News

The European Games made its debut this year. Held in the brand new, 68,000-capacity Olympic Stadium in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku and organised by the European Olympic Committee, its opening and closing ceremonies were on a scale akin to already established sporting spectaculars. An experienced team was assembled to deliver sound requirements, with DiGiCo SD7s and SD11s being their consoles of choice.

TiMax helps put space into National Gallery’s Soundscapes

21/08/2015 - Production News

‘Soundscapes’ at the National Gallery, London – exhibiting through July until 6th September 2015 – showcases the sonic interpretation by contemporary sound artists, composers and musicians of six individual artworks of their choice from within the National Gallery.

Clay Paky on Renzo Arbore and the Orchestra Italiana's 2015 summer tour

21/08/2015 - Production News

Italy – Renzo Arbore sits on the chair in front of Fabio Fazio as it is announced that he will be the special guest in the final show of Che Fuori tempo che fa (Fazio's talk show). The transmission will be devoted to Quelli della notte, one of the most popular late night variety programmes in the history of Italian television, which went on the air thirty years ago.

Clay Paky on tour with Mario Biondi

21/08/2015 - Production News

Italy – Mario Biondi is one of the few Italian artists who can claim some sort of esteem and saleability outside Italy, perhaps on account of the characteristics of his kind of music, or perhaps because he sings in English.

J&C Joel Puts Sports Centre Stage

21/08/2015 - Project News

UK – Leading manufacturer of flame retardant fabrics and flooring, J&C Joel, is expanding its work with sports venues following the successful completion of a number of projects across the UK.

Britannia Row Productions celebrate all things WOMAD

21/08/2015 - Production News

UK – Every summer, the country seems to be awash with an increasing number of festivals all looking to attract a particular type of festival-goer. The WOMAD Festival at Malmesbury in Wiltshire is succinctly described by Britannia Row Productions’ crew chief for the event, Colin Pink: “The WOMAD Festival is just a wonderful, four-day family festival, with an eclectic mix of music from around the globe and great food. Britrow provided the audio equipment and crew for all six of the main stages, including the ‘Taste The World Stage’, which featured cookery demonstrations and the best crew food in the South West!”

The only way is BroadWeigh for Vasco Rossi concert in Italy

21/08/2015 - Production News

The Stadio San Nicola in Bari, Italy, recently played host to a much anticipated Vasco Rossi rock concert, organised by Live Nation Italy. Predominantly a venue used for football matches, the stadium, which has the capacity to hold more than 58,000 people, was deemed the perfect location for the rock star's many thousands of fans.

Green-Go at the Expo Milano 2015

21/08/2015 - Event News

The Expo Milano 2015 is a universal exhibition that runs from 1st May to 31st October in Milan. The event acts as a global showcase for more than 140 participating countries to demonstrate the best of their technology that they feel can offer a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the planet and its equilibrium. Over the course of the next few months, the Expo expects to welcome over 20 million visitors to its 1.1 million square metres of exhibition area.

Ambient light for open air movies

20/08/2015 - Production News

Germany – Warm summer nights under the open sky, movies and light installations. At the open air cinema “Festungsflimmern” in Würzburg, the organisers not only offered an attractive selection of movies, there were also great lighting ideas. For example, an ambient light for the big screen.

“You don’t have to be a lighting expert to get a show up and running”: Fifalite switch to MA Lighting with a dot2 XL-F

20/08/2015 - Production News

Australia – Queensland’s Fifalite Effects Lighting has taken delivery of a brand new MA Lighting dot2 XL-F, a compact lighting console designed for small to medium sized productions up to 4,096 control channels. However, it retains the cleverness of MA Lighting systems, including the 3D visualiser.

Protec continues to create spectacular experiences amidst consistent growth

20/08/2015 - Production News

Dubai – The first half of 2015 was a busy one for the Middle East’s largest event equipment rental company, another sign that the region’s enriched events industry is as prominent and dynamic as ever. While Protec’s core business is corporate events, a little bit of rock & roll is always fun. The year kicked off with #DBXNYE, Dubai’s biggest New Year’s Eve party that featured Pharrell Williams, Dmitri Vegas, Like Mike, Busta Rhymes, Paul Oakenfold, Seb Fontaine, Sky Blu, etc, hosted by E!’s Giuliana and Bill Ranci for which Protec supplied the audio using the L-Acoustics K2 system with a Digico SD5 desk, lighting which included many Clay Paky and Vari-lite fixtures ran on a grandMA2 Full desk, video which was displayed on about 150sq.m of Mambo 9mm LED screen, staging, rigging and our EHD Mark 2 concert roof system. After #DXBNYE Protec filled its first half of the season with festivals, conferences, product launches, road shows, galas, opening ceremonies, exhibitions and everything in between.

Bandit Lights Shine on Shinedown Summer Tour

20/08/2015 - Production News

USA – American hard-rock band Shinedown recently wrapped up their summer tour with lighting provided by Bandit Lites. After celebrating their ninth No. 1 single with Cut the Cord off their upcoming studio album Threat to Survival, the band will be back on the road in November with a co-headlining tour with Breaking Benjamin.

Theatre Students: Find Potential Grad Schools at LiNK

20/08/2015 - Standards News

USA – Student registration is open now for the second annual LiNK theatre grad school recruiting event to be held Nov. 13-15 in Atlanta.

LTM LoadGuard Motors weatherproof option make it ideal for outdoor use

20/08/2015 - Production News

UK - Lifting, control and rigging specialist Lift-Turn-Move (LTM) has recently supplied LoadGuard hoists to various Worldwide Rigging companies for outdoor touring purposes in festivals such as Glastonbury and Wacken Open Air.

Auto Manufacturers’ Show Booths Enhanced by Harman’s Martin Professional Lighting Fixtures

20/08/2015 - Production News

The cities of Detroit, Geneva and Frankfurt have something in common. Each plays host to three of the world’s biggest and most prominent auto shows. Manufacturers often leverage the attention garnered by these international events to launch new flagship models that will be the core of their business for the year to come. With so much at stake, brands like Ford, Bentley and Jaguar Land Rover understand that an audience-engaging show booth is worthless without camera-ready, visually stunning displays of their new vehicles. That’s why they tap world-class design firms like Imagination and lighting suppliers like Static Light Company, which are staffed by experts who understand the challenges of illuminating a car’s sleek curves and metallic sheen in an indoor convention hall. To meet those challenges, they rely on Harman Martin Professional’s lighting fixtures.

Avolites Titan rocks the party at Bloodstock Festival

20/08/2015 - Production News

UK Avolites Titan consoles reigned supreme at Bloodstock Festival, with all stages running Titan for the rock and metal festival that drew more than 15,000 metalheads to Derbyshire this month.

Clear and bright presentations with Optoma’s new 1080p business projector

19/08/2015 - Equipment News

Businesses will have brighter, higher resolution presentations across their boardrooms, meeting rooms and offices with Optoma’s latest high resolution 1080p projector – the EH341.

XL Video Screens for Mock The Week Series 14

19/08/2015 - Production News

UK – Working with designer, Jonathan Paul Green, XL Video has supplied a package of video projection, screens and LCDs for the latest series of the topical panel game, Mock The Week, produced by Angst Productions for BBC Two.

Robe Proves Bulletproof for Train Tour

19/08/2015 - Production News

USA – San Francisco rockers Train continue their Bulletproof Picasso tour with the current two month US leg playing a selection of major arenas and sheds, for which LD Brock Hogan has specified 90 CycFX 4s, 40 Pointes and 15 LEDBeam 1000s.

Clay Paky lighting designer sessions are a sell out at Mediatech Africa 2015

19/08/2015 - Event News

South Africa – One of the most popular and well-attended events during the biennial Mediatech Africa 2015, held in July, were the Lighting Designer Sessions, sponsored and organised by Italian lighting manufacturer Clay Paky.

PLASA Technical Standards Programme Public Reviews

19/08/2015 - Standards News

Eight PLASA draft standards are in public review. The draft documents, review forms, and instructions for submitting comments may be downloaded from the Technical Standards Programme website at http://tsp.plasa.org/tsp/documents/public_review_docs.php. Anyone with a material interest is invited to submit comments through the end of the day 28 September 2015. Listed in order by working group, they are:

Saville’s SMART Room solutions for government Agency

19/08/2015 - Project News

UK – Systems integrator Saville Audio Visual has completed a contract to supply and install SMART Lync Room solutions at three regional offices for a national government agency.

The Venue Expo – a new Liverpool showpiece

19/08/2015 - Event News

Conference and live event specialist Saville Audio Visual is inviting visitors to an exciting new Merseyside exhibition venue in September.

Colour-Tramp lighting controller undergoes major upgrade

19/08/2015 - Equipment News

Colour-Tramp, the powerful control system from Artistic Licence for 2-D and 3-D lighting arrays, has recently undergone a major upgrade.

DPA Microphones Stays on Tempo With International Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival

18/08/2015 - Production News

USA – International Keyboard Odyssiad and Festival (IKOF), an annual competition dedicated to promoting the next generation of pianists, tasked the recording engineer and producer Mirko Čanji with recording the intensive five-day event. The engineer recommended the high-resolution, Direct Stream Digital (DSD) in simultaneous 5.0 multichannel and stereo formats, and turned to DPA Microphones to ensure the most accurate recordings.

Elation SixPars Light New Stage Art Structure at Santa Monica Pier

18/08/2015 - Production News

USA – Santa Monica Pier hosts one of LA's favorite summer concert series, the Twilight Concert Series, as well as a host of other events. This year, the Pier boasts a new stage with unique overhead structure - a remarkable work of art illuminated using Elation Professional SixPar 300IP colour changers.

Audio System at Lynn Stadium Provides Even Coverage for Sell-Out Crowds

18/08/2015 - Project News

USA – Billed as “The Nation’s most spectacular college soccer facility,” Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium at the University of Louisville features seating for more than 5,300 soccer fans, a 15,500 square-foot training centre, a large video scoreboard and an audio system with Community R SERIES and W SERIES loudspeakers.

CORE Celebrates 4000th ColourPoint Sale with Special Offer

18/08/2015 - Production News

UK – Wireless LED specialist and manufacturer CORE Lighting celebrates the sale of its 4000th ColourPoint wireless LED uplighter as the demand continues for lightweight, long lasting, high output, shadowless, wireless LED units that can be quickly deployed in numerous locations at all types of corporate and private events.

Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 BeamWash luminaires rock AC/DC at Wembley

18/08/2015 - Production News

UK For over 30 years AC/DC fans have demanded high octane, big bang punch from their live experience and this year the band's Rock or Bust tour did not disappoint. Set designer Ray Winkler joined forces with lighting designer and show director Patrick Woodroffe to seamlessly translate the distinct AC/DC sound into a grungy buffalo horned 'Mad Max' style stage, flawlessly complemented by metallic, two colour classic rock and roll lighting primarily delivered by over 60 of the new Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 BeamWash luminaires.

Thomas Rhett on Tour with Bandit Lites

18/08/2015 - Production News

USA - Country star Thomas Rhett is out on tour with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. The mutli-platinum singer is currently lighting up the music charts with the Top 10 and climbing hit “Crash and Burn,” the first single of his upcoming album Tangled Up, slated for 25th September release.

Mark Knopfler Hits the Road with Chauvet Professional

18/08/2015 - Production News

Worldwide Currently on the road until the end of October, the Mark Knopfler & Band tour brings all-time Dire Straits and Knopfler classics such as Sultans of Swing and Brothers in Arms to packed arenas throughout Europe and North America.

Philips Vari-Lite Series 4000 Luminaires Exceed All Expectations on Rush

18/08/2015 - Production News

USA – With more than 40 million records sold worldwide, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee trio of Rush first hit the music scene in the early 1970s and is one of the most iconic rock bands today. As they prepared to launch their latest tour, long time tour lighting designer Howard Ungerleider of Production Design International Toronto was once again charged with creating the lighting spectacle that would be seen by the multitude of sold-out houses. After a collaborative process with the production team, Ungerleider turned to Solotech to provide him with the innovative lighting technology to best accentuate the R40 Live tour which included VL4000 BeamWash, VL4000 Spot, VL3500 Wash FX and VL3500 Spot luminaires from Philips Vari-Lite.

MagicBlade is the TSL Lighting Solution from Ambersphere

18/08/2015 - Production News

UK – The latest lighting company to be knocking on the door of Ambersphere Solutions to purchase a number of Ayrton MagicBlade-Rs is TSL Lighting. As a company with an exceptionally diverse market that encompasses everything from dry hire through corporate events and concert touring productions to the burgeoning market of special events, TSL is continually looking to be one step ahead in offering the very latest in innovation and performance.

Live Events, Safety and Competence – a One-Day Conference

18/08/2015 - Event News

Live Events, Safety and Competence – a One-Day Conference in conjunction with:

Sponsors and programme revealed for PLASA 2015 Rigging Conference

18/08/2015 - Event News

UK – This year’s PLASA Rigging Conference will be held alongside the PLASA Show 2015 at ExCeL, London, in the North Hall Gallery Rooms on Monday 5th October. This perennially popular feature of the show comprises topical sessions led by leading industry figures and offers a unique opportunity for the rigging community to share industry knowledge and network.

HSL Lights Opera Holland Park Season

18/08/2015 - Production News

UK – Lighting rental specialist HSL supplied stage lighting, sub-rigging and trussing, architectural and site-wide practical and decorative illumination, electrics, power distribution, and full public address announcement (PA) for the 2015 Opera Holland Park festival season in west London.

Triple E's Alex Kusztelan - PhD Design Engineer

17/08/2015 - People News

UK – Triple E has announced that its design engineer, Alex Kusztelan, has successfully been awarded his Engineering PhD research degree. Alex is part of Triple E's talented team working alongside founder and managing director, David Edelstein.

ETC helps University of California theatre go green

17/08/2015 - Project News

Christmas came in July for the UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) Royce Hall technical team, when a recent shipment of ETC Source Four LED Series 2 Lustr arrays was delivered, tested and stencilled with the Royce emblem. A compelling demo of the technology last autumn by ETC’s outreach and training specialist Tom Littrell was enough to prompt an order for 18 Series 2 light engines, nine Source Four LED CYC adapters and nine Source Four LED Fresnels.

Paul Williams Joins FIX8Group

17/08/2015 - People News

UK Paul Williams has joined FIX8Group as project director.

X4 bars at swiss XAVER Award

17/08/2015 - Production News

Once again this year a top-class jury of seven Swiss event professionals came together to vote on this year’s XAVER Award, which recognises outstanding achievements in the fields of live communication in the Alpine region.

Powersoft Backs InfoComm India 2015 to Boost Sales and Training Strategy for the ISC Region

17/08/2015 - Event News

India – Powersoft’s firm commitment to develop its market in the whole of the Indian Sub-Continent (ISC) gathered further momentum with the announcement the company will exhibit for the first time in its 20 year history at InfoComm India 2015 (Bombay Exhibition Centre, September 1-3).

Robe for Innibos 2015 Festival

17/08/2015 - Production News

South Africa – The main stage for the 2015 Innibos arts festival, one of the largest Afrikaans events in South Africa drawing over 107,000 people over five days and staged at Hoërskool Bergvlam in Nelspruit, was lit for the eighth year by Pretoria-based LD Johan Ferriera. This year he chose to work with nearly 150 Robe moving lights, supplied to the event by Johannesburg based MGG, one of the country’s leading technical production specialists.

The Sound of Illuzion

17/08/2015 - Project News

Thailand – As well as its beaches, Patong – the most famous resort on Thailand’s largest island, Phuket – is also famous for its bustling nightlife, with hundreds of restaurants and venues of all types.

Fineline Helps Love Save The Day

17/08/2015 - Production News

Bristol’s fabulous ‘Love Saves The Day’ Festival moved to the new, expanded location of Eastville Park this year dramatically increasing its capacity from the previous city centre site, a move that allowed 27,000 music and fans to enjoy a superlative line-up and weekend of music and entertainment graced with the blazing sunshine beneath blue skies.

DiGiCo rocks with Kasabian on summer festival circuit

17/08/2015 - Production News

As Kasabian embarks on the 2015 summer festival season – with two warm up shows at Utrecht’s TivoliVredenburg and Groningen’s De Oosterpoort in The Netherlands, at Belgium’s massive Rock Werchter festival and then headlining multiple festivals across Europe – front of house engineer Paul Ramsay and monitor engineer Wayne ‘Rabbit’ Sargeant explain why DiGiCo’s SD7 is their console of choice.

White Light Sponsors London’s Free Open Air Theatre Season

17/08/2015 - Production News

Produced by Gods and Monsters Theatre, London’s Free Open Air Theatre Season presents a free, action-packed programme that aims to introduce new audiences – irrespective of age, education, financial circumstances, physical ability or ethnicity – to theatre. Running since 2003, the season has simply grown each year and is once again taking place in Central London’s The Scoop from 5th - 30th August. Having worked closely with Gods and Monsters Theatre on previous projects, White Light is not only providing the lighting equipment but also sponsoring the occasion; helping to make theatre accessible to a whole new generation of theatre-goers.  

IBC: Sennheiser announces a new highlight for its ENG portfolio and showcases Sennheiser and Neumann broadcast equipment in four ‘audio worlds’

17/08/2015 - Event News

Four distinctive audio worlds await visitors at the joint Sennheiser and Neumann IBC stand in Hall 8 (#D50). Visitors can experience ‘ENG world’ where Sennheiser will preview a brand new wireless product, a typical radio station environment, a TV broadcast studio and a dedicated sports broadcasting set-up: four showcases that together provide a complete overview of the two audio companies’ tailor-made solutions.

DirectOut and Merging announce inter-operability of 256 channels via Ravenna

17/08/2015 - Equipment News

The advantages of audio networks have been well publicised and are easy to understand, but in a true professional working environment the importance of moving large channel counts around the network with very low latency is of great importance. Just as important is the ability to integrate with legacy I/O formats that will continue to be in use for some time to come. Ravenna is the ideal network protocol for delivering these solutions and DirectOut Technologies and Merging Technologies offer complementary and compatible products that offer full interoperability.

Zircon Filters

17/08/2015 - Equipment News

With LED lighting now becoming more and more common, LEE Filters has introduced Zircon – a new range of lighting filters that is designed to offer quality, consistency and, above all, durability.

Platinum SBX / BX Workout at Team Beachbody Coach Summit 2015

17/08/2015 - Production News

The popular Beachbody health and fitness brand held its most important coach event of the year July 16-19 in Nashville and Elation gear was there in force on what is, perhaps surprisingly, production company Visions Lighting’s biggest job of the year.

La Voz Espana Makes A Pointe with BMFLs

17/08/2015 - Production News

Spain - The third edition of La Voz Espana, the Spanish version of the popular TV singing contest was won by an ecstatic Antonio José, coached by singer songwriter Antonio Orozco. The series generated a massive amount of excitement and record viewing figures, and was lit for the first time by TV LD Iñaki Irastorza who used Robe’s BMFL Spots and Pointes in his design.

Lollapalooza Lights Left to Bandit

14/08/2015 - Production News

USA - The summer of music festivals continues for Bandit Lites as they once again teamed up with lighting designer Seth Jackson and the team at 3SRCreative to provide lighting for Lollapalooza, one of the biggest musical events of every year. A record-tying 300,000 filled Grant Park to see the hottest EDM acts, legends and the music industry’s hottest chart toppers.

Projection Studio Helps Maldives Celebrate 50

14/08/2015 - Production News

The Maldives - Working for local technical production and solutions company POP JOY headed by Asad Haneef, London-based large format projection specialist The Projection Studio (TPS) was asked to assist in providing spectacular pitch video projections at the Galolhu National Football Stadium in Malé, for the Maldives 50th Independence celebrations.

GLD installed in Beijing’s Oriental Media Centre Theatre

14/08/2015 - Project News

Allen & Heath’s GLD digital system has been installed in the theatre of the new Oriental Media Centre building in Beijing, China.

Knight of Illumination Awards 2015 Theatre shortlist announced

14/08/2015 - Event News

UK - The Knight of Illumination Awards (KOI) Theatre judging panel has announced its eagerly anticipated shortlist for this year's ceremony, which will take place at London's glamorous Troxy club on Sunday October 4.

XL Video Supports The Harmonium Project at the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival

14/08/2015 - Production News

To create a spectacular opening for the 2015 Edinburgh International Festival, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, 59 Productions, with the Edinburgh International Festival, created The Harmonium Project.

Le Mark Floors Tour the UK for the Blood Wedding

14/08/2015 - Production News

UK - Touring England and Scotland with over 40 performances, Le Mark’s Harmony floor provided the Blood Wedding with a stunning high gloss floor. Performance after performance, Harmony Gloss remained resilient and easily portable between venues.

L-Acoustics K2 performs superbly at inaugural European Games

14/08/2015 - Production News

Organised by the European Olympic Committee, the first ever European Games was held in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku this June. The event’s spectacular opening and closing ceremonies captured the rich culture of the host county, with additional performances from international acts such as Clean Bandit and John Newman, whose set rounded off the closing ceremony. An L-Acoustics K2 system was chosen as the PA for both events.

ETC ColorSource Spot is a Wiz in Nottingham

14/08/2015 - Production News

When Richard Statham, the in house lighting designer at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, got the opportunity to use ETC’s new ColorSource Spot on the latest production The Wiz he couldn’t say no. ETC’s associate regional manager for UK & Ireland Jeremy Roberts was at the venue to show Richard the fixture, and left several there so that he could try them out on the show.

Martin Audio MLA keeps Pistoia Blues going strong after 35 years

14/08/2015 - Production News

Dating back to 1980, when legendary names like BB King, Muddy Waters, Fats Domino and John Lee Hooker were among headliners at the inaugural Pistoia Blues festival in Tuscany, this remains one of the most durable annual events in Europe.

GLP X4 Family on Parade for Volt Lites at Coachella's Sahara

14/08/2015 - Production News

Germany – GLP’s latest X4 generation of premium LED fixtures made its festival debut at the pre-eminent Coachella Festival in Indio, California recently — where over two weekends the Sahara Tent hosted an all-star line-up of DJs.

VER to Purchase 50 Sony HDC-4300 Cameras

13/08/2015 - Business News

USA - Video Equipment Rentals (“VER”), a leading, global provider of production equipment and engineering support, has announced it has ordered 50 Sony HDC-4300 camera systems. Sony’s HDC-4300 is the world’s first camera to use three 2/3-inch native 4K image sensors. The new camera – the next generation of HDC series camera technology – lets operators use the vast array of 2/3-inch ENG and high magnification and long zoom range box lenses currently used by HD 2/3-inch systems while maintaining an angle of view and depth of field that sports producers are accustomed to. The system allows the capture of premium 4K or HD images, as well as up to 8x high frame rate.

RF Venue supports wireless for the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park

13/08/2015 - Production News

USA - The Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park series has been a storied New York City tradition since 1952. It offers free and open access to outdoor productions of Shakespeare in Manhattan’s Central Park, and features world-class talent and Broadway caliber production and audiovisual design. Performances are well known for creating lines of air mattress and camp chair toting Shakespeare fans up to a mile long.

American Country Star Billy Currington tours with Nexus LED Panels

13/08/2015 - Production News

USA - Necessity may indeed be the “mother of invention,” as the old saying goes, but it can also kick off some very cool lighting looks when it encounters a talented LD like Chris Lisle. Recently, Lisle designed for up-and-coming country star Billy Currington on tour supporting the iconic Tim McGraw. 

Optoma’s new 515 projector makes installation simple

13/08/2015 - Equipment News

Complex AV installations will be massively simplified with Optoma’s new WXGA W515 ProScene projector. The 6,000 lumen high-specification projector, engineered for professional installations, has multiple digital connection options as well as an HDBaseT version (W515T).

Bumper Summer for the ACC Liverpool Group production team

13/08/2015 - Production News

The ACC Liverpool Group’s production team has experienced its busiest summer, providing full services for a series of events.

BoomTown First For Mojo Barriers

13/08/2015 - Production News

Mojo Barriers has continued to expand its work with independent festivals by securing a new contract win for this year’s BoomTown Fair, 13-16t August.

Gilded Balloon Turns 30 at Edinburgh Fringe with White Light

13/08/2015 - Production News

UK - Having now officially opened for 2015, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the world’s largest arts festival, with this year featuring more than 3,000 shows in more than 300 venues. It offers artists the opportunity to showcase their work, whether this is cabaret, comedy, dance, music, spoken word or theatre. Due to its long reputation as the leading lighting supplier to the West End and touring theatre, White Light has often supplied its services to the festival. This year, the complete production solution specialist will be providing the lighting support to one of the Fringe’s best-known and busiest venues: the Gilded Balloon. White Light will also help the venue celebrate its 30th anniversary, with today marking exactly 30 years since it first featured as part of the festival.

Rock Legends KISS Tour Europe with Elation Platinum Beams

13/08/2015 - Production News

One of the world’s best-selling bands of all time can still attract a crowd after 40+ years no matter where they play. Complete with full costumes and make-up, KISS recently brought their elaborate live show to Europe this summer, kicking off its 40th Anniversary European Tour May 30th in Munich's Olympic Park.

Space Available at Hippotizer Open House

12/08/2015 - Event News

There are still some places left for the Hippotizer V4 Media Servers UK Open House event this Friday 14th August 2015.

Ayrton understands fun with Verstehen Sie Spass

12/08/2015 - Production News

Germany - Thomas Gerdon, lighting designer for one of Germany’s most popular television shows, Verstehen sie Spass, used a substantial rig of Ayrton lighting fixtures to light the live broadcast from Munich’s Bavaria Studios no 9.

350 BMFL Blades for Vibrant SG50 Singapore National Day Celebrations

12/08/2015 - Production News

Singapore marked the country’s 50th Anniversary - SG50 - with huge pride, as flamboyant celebrations erupted all across the island, culminating in a special National Day Parade (NDP) in the Padang, right in the heart of the city. The NDP show was attended by the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and President Tony Tan, several international heads of state, politicians, dignitaries, a host of VIPs plus 60,000 members of the public. It was also broadcast live on national TV, beamed across Asia and streamed locally to giant LED screens in several key locations around Singapore.

Midas Releases New PRO1 and PRO2 Console Firmware

12/08/2015 - Equipment News

Midas has announced PRO1 and PRO2 digital console version G3.2.1 firmware is now available, and fully available to the public. This update brings a whole host of new features, and a series of updates to guarantee a more satisfying user experience. Complete with built in DSP and legendary MIDAS mic preamps, both PRO consoles are lightweight, versatile and easy to use – and are now highly requested on audio riders across the globe.

Philips joins DWR Distribution for successful Mediatech Africa 2015

12/08/2015 - Event News

South Africa - Philips' entertainment lighting brands Vari-Lite and Strand Lighting, along with the Showline product range, have enjoyed three jam-packed and successful days at a buzzing Mediatech Africa show in Johannesburg.

Adamson E-Series Deliver For Ultra Music Festival Korea

12/08/2015 - Production News

South Korea - This year’s Ultra Music Festival (UMF) Korea took place in Seoul, South Korea with more than 10,000 EDM fans and music lovers in attendance. The event was held at Jamsil Supplementary Stadium and featured the world’s top DJs and musical artists reinforced by Adamson E-Series loudspeakers.

Yamaha Digital Dozen Has The Novelty Factor

12/08/2015 - Production News

Leading French rental company Groupe Novelty has over 40 years’ experience in providing audio and visual solutions to a wide range of clients. A recent investment in 12 Yamaha QL1 digital consoles has helped to keep the company’s audio rental stock right up to date.

New Chrome Effect Finish

12/08/2015 - Equipment News

Miltec Distribution has listened to feedback from customers that currently use their popular Batten 2 light fixture, and have developed a new chrome effect finish version. The finish provides excellent durability, due to its unique paint formula. This finish is currently available to the Batten 2 and Batten 2 mini (pictured) fixtures.

Richard Kenyon joins FIX8Group as Creative Director

12/08/2015 - People News

UK - Graphics, animation and projection mapping expert Richard Kenyon has joined FIX8Group as creative director of its new FIX8Studio.

XL Video Screens for the Folk in Cambridge

12/08/2015 - Production News

UK - Each summer the great and the good of folk music visit the picturesque university city for the Cambridge Folk Festival.

CPL Helps Create Bright Summer Festival Vibes

12/08/2015 - Production News

Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) provided technical production – sound and lighting – for production company Bright who produced a very successful micro festival event for a specialist energy company.

LCA Presenting Exciting New Products at IBC

12/08/2015 - Equipment News

LCA – Lights, Camera, Action are renowned for being a leading supplier of a wide range of film and TV lighting and grip, and this year shows no exception to their capacity to providing a variety of products from traditional Fresnels to the latest in LED lighting. With continual developments, LCA are delighted to be exhibiting some new and exciting innovations at IBC 2015.

Big in Italy: grandMA2 tours with Vasco Rossi

12/08/2015 - Production News

Italian superstar Vasco Rossi completed his Live Kom 15 stadium tour in a blaze of glory with a production designed by the combined talents of set company Gioforma and long term lighting designer Giovanni Pinna, which also incorporated substantial video elements with screen content managed and controlled via grandMA2 light.

Cloud CS-C Series In-Ceiling Loudspeakers Now Shipping

11/08/2015 - Equipment News

UK - Cloud Electronics is now shipping its new CS-C Series of In-Ceiling loudspeakers launched recently at Infocomm15 in Orlando.

Adlib Invests for Mrs Brown’s Boys Tour

11/08/2015 - Production News

UK - Adlib’s remarkable working relationship with the touring version of multi award-winning mega-successful sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys hits the 15 year mark this year, with the Liverpool based company providing full technical production – sound, lighting and video -  for the various legs of the 2015 arena tour, scheduled to conclude in December, plus a live DVD shoot in September.

ETC Eos family desks gain powerful colour controls with the release of software v2.3

11/08/2015 - Equipment News

How do you control a new frontier? The rise of LED luminaires is changing the way that lighting designers are able to think about colour. As Source Four LED Series 2 and other luminaires increasingly replace gelled incandescent lights, rigs may be streamlined, but design opportunities and complexities continue grow exponentially. When any hue can be mixed at any moment and different LED mixes of the same colour can achieve different onstage effects, designers and programmers may find themselves oversaturated with colour choices.

GLP impression X4's Faultless Strictly Ballroom Performance

11/08/2015 - Production News

Australia – Since premiering with a flourish of sequins and feathers in Sydney back in April 2014, Strictly Ballroom the Musical has been touring Australia, currently residing at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne.

Those About to Rock … Salute Robe BMFLs on AC/DC

11/08/2015 - Production News

Arguably one of the greatest rock bands of all time – with their instantly recognisable hard driving guitar power chords, screeching acerbic lyrics about life on the edge and renowned for some of the most awesome hi-energy live performances in the history of the genre … rock gods AC/DC are once again taking the world by storm with their Rock or Bust stadium tour.

Ash selects qu-pac for Compact Monitor Touring System

11/08/2015 - Production News

UK - Renowned Irish rock band, Ash, is currently on tour supporting the release of their latest album, Kablammo!, with Allen & Heath’s ultra-compact Qu-Pac digital mixer managing monitor sound.

Moving Light Assistant Version 1.2 Released

11/08/2015 - Equipment News

Lighting designer Andrew Voller has released a new update of his industry leading 'Moving Light Assistant' software. Moving Light Assistant is an application designed to document both the physical setup and programming information for moving light rigs commonly used in the entertainment industry, and is used by lighting designers, associates, programmers, and lighting technicians.

Eighth Day Sound Heats Up Summer Jam with Adamson

10/08/2015 - Production News

USA – Eighth Day Sound, headquartered in Highland Heights, Ohio, recently provided a new Adamson sound reinforcement system for the Hot 97 Summer Jam held at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

PLASA Show takes seminar content to new dimension

10/08/2015 - Event News

With Phase 3 of its seminar sessions finalised, PLASA Show reveals content that is both informative and a little out of the ordinary. From audio as art and colour changing lights, to safety – both electrical and aural – and the importance of apprenticeships, PLASA continues to cover key issues for the entertainment technology industry.

Elation Upgrade Helps Breath Life into Building 24 Lighting System

10/08/2015 - Project News

USA – Building 24, a live entertainment and club venue located inside The Works, a large indoor entertainment facility in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, has enjoyed the benefits of an Elation lighting system since being installed in 2010. Five years on, the venue was looking to upgrade and add to their lighting system and again chose the Elation brand.

White Light’s Investment in New Equipment Proving a Success

07/08/2015 - Production News

Since its formation in 1971, White Light has established itself as the complete production solution specialist in the entertainment industry. Its reputation has been forged from providing the best possible service to clients along with its extensive range of state-of-the-art technology. During its 44 years, White Light has rapidly expanded its services, with this year alone seeing the launch of a dedicated audio department and the acquisition of Shock Solutions, a renowned AV company whose clients include Sky Sports and ITV Studios. White Light has also recently invested in two new pieces of equipment that reflect the company’s recent expansion as well as further cement its reputation as a leading production supplier: the Martin MAC Aura XB and the Prolyte S36PRA truss.

DasanSR Takes Powersoft on Tour with COOL

07/08/2015 - Production News

Korea Powersoft has announced that Korean distribution centre, DasanSR, together with sister company Rhino Sound, has recently concluded a tour with local legendary dancing and singing group, COOL in celebration of the group’s 20th anniversary. A total of ten shows were held across Korea, which began in Seoul at the Jamsil Gymnasium, Kwanggu Kimdaejung Convention Hall and concluded back in the city.

dbn lights 10x10 event at Manchester International Festival

07/08/2015 - Production News

Manchester-based lighting and visual specialists dbn, working for two of their regular clients – the Warehouse Project (WHP) and the biennial Manchester International festival (MIF) – supplied lighting and visuals to ‘10x10' Day & Night’, two special nights energised with 12 hours of non-stop pumping music, great DJs and live music plus the very best dance vibes to mark ten years in the city for both MIF and WHP.

Bandit Tours with Tyler Farr

07/08/2015 - Production News

USA – Bandit Lites is proud to provide the lighting for rising country star, Tyler Farr on his summer tour. The Missouri-native is out promoting his sophomore album, Suffer in Peace, in between touring with friend and fellow Bandit client, Jason Aldean.

Avolites' Arena is rock solid for Angus & Julia Stone at Somerset House

07/08/2015 - Production News

UK Interest surrounding Avolites' newest lighting console, the live control focused Arena, has been gathering momentum after a number of festival appearances, including at Somerset House's Summer Series for acts including Angus & Julia Stone.

XL Video Supports Icarus Wilson-Wright Projection at Tate Turbine Festival

07/08/2015 - Production News

UK – On 25 July 2015, the Tate Modern in London hosted a very special one day event in its iconic Turbine Hall.

Millennium Studios Celebrate 5th Anniversary

07/08/2015 - Business News

UK - Millennium Studios has seen unprecedented growth since it first launched in 2010 and this year it celebrates its 5th year anniversary. It’s proud to have seen a constant influx of world-class bands, artists, performers and production teams use its facilities. It has quickly gained the reputation with tour managers and production companies from all over the world as a world-class production rehearsal stage as well as TV and Film Studios.

A Blitz on GlowUps

07/08/2015 - Production News

Sometimes the simple solutions can be the better option. As the summer season of massive shows and festivals progresses with audiences treated to the spectacle of hugely complex lighting rigs packed full of the latest in moving light technology, it is easy to forget the less sexy, less eye-catching fixtures that simply do a job and do it brilliantly.

Yamaha and Nexo Deliver Purrfect Sound At Strode Theatre

07/08/2015 - Project News

For Harvey von Strode, feline-in-chief at Somerset’s Strode Theatre, the impawtence of high quality sound is impussible to overestimate. So the installation of a brand new Yamaha and Nexo audio system has been a real claws for celebration.

Doughty Engineering invests in state of the art machinery to meet customer demand for Modular Rigging range

07/08/2015 - Business News

A state-of-the-art welding machine is set to help Doughty Engineering keep up with increasing customer demand for its Modular Rigging System. Since the launch of the product range at the end of 2014, welders on the shop floor have been pushed to capacity to ensure orders are manufactured and shipped to schedule.

Felix Lighting Invests in BMFLs for EDC and Grateful Dead shows

06/08/2015 - Production News

Los Angeles-based Felix Lighting invested in 60 of Robe’s BMFL moving lights – 48 BMFL Spots and 12 BMFL Blades – for their busy rental stock.

Bandit Lights Largest 4th of July Celebration in Country

06/08/2015 - Production News

USA – More than 150,000 people turned out for what the city of Nashville hailed as the largest Fourth of July firework show in the country. Bandit Lites provided the lighting for Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing! where Martina McBride, Missy Ekko and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra performed.

Sennheiser Digital 9000 revolutionises Ed Sheeran’s sound

06/08/2015 - Production News

Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran’s star continues to rise. His latest UK tour, although not lengthy, was incredibly successful with 400,000 tickets sold over his two weekend appearances at London’s Wembley Stadium and Dublin’s Croke Park. Pretty impressive for one man and a guitar. Supplied by production company Major Tom, Sennheiser’s 2000 series wireless monitors and its flagship Digital 9000 Series microphones were in use throughout, with the latter, according to front-of-house and monitor engineer Chris Marsh, having revolutionised Ed’s sound.

DiGiCo SD7 essential for Ed

06/08/2015 - Production News

“The DiGiCo SD7 has been my companion for the last 18 months and I wouldn’t change it for anything,” says Chris Marsh, front of house engineer for Ed Sheeran.

Fineline Returns to Eden

06/08/2015 - Production News

Bristol-based lighting and video rental specialist Fineline enjoyed another ‘Sessions’ season at the Eden Project in Cornwall, providing production lighting, LED screen, trussing and rigging for the 2015 Eden Sessions: seven high profile concerts with a diverse line up including Elton John (two shows), Paolo Nutini, Paloma Faith, Motorhead, The Stranglers, Spandau Ballet and Ben Howard.

Avett Brothers Triumph at Red Rocks With Martin Audio MLA

06/08/2015 - Production News

Currently touring the US with a Martin Audio MLA loudspeaker system provided by SES (Special Event Services) of Winston Salem, NC and Nashville, TN, the Avett Brothers recently sold out three nights at the challenging Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado.

Elation EPT6IP LED Video Panels Picture Perfect on NY CityFest

05/08/2015 - Production News

Elation Professional’s new EPT6IP high-resolution LED display panels played a key role at NY CityFest with Luis Palau, a free outdoor concert held July 11th on the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park. Boston-based rental and production company Audio Spectrum Inc. provided all of the LED video screens and staging for the event, some 280 EPT6IP panels in all, some of which were sub-rented from Elation dealer Gemini Light, Sound & Video. Lighting design for the event was by Gordon Painter and Kevin Shaw.

Ashly Simplifies Processing at Portland’s New Music Venue, Revolution Hall

05/08/2015 - Project News

USA – Revolution Hall in south east Portland, Oregon is the welcome reincarnation of the auditorium of former George Washington High School. The high school closed in 1981 due to low enrolment, and the 113,500 square-foot brick building has been unoccupied since that time. Investors purchased the former school in 2013 and quickly began remodelling it as a mixed-use space. Old classrooms are now inspired offices, the roof is now a deck suitable for weddings and other events, and the old auditorium at the heart of the building is now Revolution Hall, capable of accommodating 800-plus music fans. Rose City Sound, a local audio rental, engineering, and installation firm, designed and installed Revolution Hall’s sound reinforcement system using a Meyer Sound FOH rig and an Ashly/Fulcrum monitoring system, both of which are tied together by a FOH Midas console.

Sound Technology announces UK shipping of the new Soundcraft Si Impact digital console

05/08/2015 - Equipment News

Delivering an incredible level of power and processing in a most affordable package, Harman’s Soundcraft and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd has announced immediate UK shipping of the new Si Impact digital mixing console.

Stage Audio Services invest in L-Acoustics K2

05/08/2015 - Production News

Stage Audio Service is a long established L-Acoustics user, having taken delivery of its first system some 20 years ago. Its most recent acquisition is an L-Acoustics K2 system, purchased via SSE Sales, which is proving as successful as its existing 300 plus cabinets.

Record sales driven by new PA products: New LIVESYS5 micro PA speaker system is latest success

05/08/2015 - Business News

UK Studiomaster had its best consecutive sales months in more than three years, in June and July. Record sales, in particular for its latest PA speaker and compact mixing desk series – DRIVE, Venture and ClubXS – are on course to give the famous brand its record third quarter in recent times. The run of successful new products marks a return to form for Studiomaster, in conjunction with the re-establishment of its European self-distribution, its joint HQ, distribution and logistics centre with partner brand Carlsbro.

Paul McCartney Relies On Adamson In Seoul

05/08/2015 - Production News

South Korea – Paul McCartney delighted more than 45,000 fans during his recent concert in Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. Sound Solution, Adamson’s distributor in South Korea, and Tristar, sound system provider, coordinated the Adamson sound reinforcement system for the concert utilising gear and manpower from network partners in the region.

Major Tom Upgrades to Optocore for Ed Sheeran Stadium Shows

05/08/2015 - Production News

UK - With a leading roster of artists on its books – and one of its long-term charges Ed Sheeran recently undertaking a stadium tour – UK-based rental company Major Tom Ltd was eager to keep its digital audio systems constantly evolving.

Largest ever full Ravenna implementation for live event in Lille

05/08/2015 - Production News

France – Over 16,000 people attended the 40th anniversary concert of the Orchestre Nationale de Lille (ONL) in July. It was the first time the orchestra had performed in the impressive Pierre-Mauroy stadium just outside Lille, usually reserved for premiership football matches; however, the stadium’s extraordinary design in which the northern half of the pitch lifts up and slides over the southern half to reveal a showcase arena for concerts and indoor sporting competitions complete with terraced seating below pitch level, provided the perfect venue for this momentous occasion. Indeed, the event ticked off a number of firsts: the first time for the ONL in the venue which is the first of its kind in Europe, and the first time that a full Ravenna digital network has been deployed on a live event of this scale.

Electro-Voice X2 rocks with O.A.R. at world premiere of X-Line Advance

05/08/2015 - Production News

USA – The Electro-Voice X2 system celebrated its world première at a concert featuring US rock band O.A.R. in Bemidji, Minnesota on 19th April. Providing sound reinforcement for nearly 6,000 concert-goers, the X2 delivered outstanding audio performance, superior full-bandwidth coverage, and proved the efficiency of its unique rigging system. TG7 power amps and IRIS-Net software rounded-off the sound solution by NLFX Pro. “For the X2, O.A.R.’s concert was literally a baptism of fire, and the result blew us away,” comments Ben Stowe, president of NLFX Pro.

Community Announces R SERIES Compatibility with EASE Focus 2

04/08/2015 - Equipment News

USA – Community has added R SERIES to its growing library of manufacturer-authorised EASE Focus 2 GLL data files, allowing system designers to quickly create accurate 3D models of complex R SERIES arrays using the EASE Focus 2 software application from AFMG.

Entec Lights Portishead Summer shows

04/08/2015 - Production News

West London-based rental company Entec continued its working relationship with darlings of the uniquely alternative UK ‘musique noir’ and trip hop Portishead, a band which has consistently produced interesting, different and intriguing music and performance, retaining a sense of mystique, cleverly balancing their popularity as live artists with critical acclaim.

Robe Helps Launch 'The Art of Light on Stage' at 2015 Prague Quadrennial

04/08/2015 - Event News

Robe helped launch Yaron Abulafia’s exciting new book 'The Art of Light on Stage: Lighting in Contemporary Theatre' at the 2015 Prague Quadrennial. Robe is sponsoring this work by the artist and award winning lighting designer.

ETC Ion for National Theatre of Namibia

04/08/2015 - Project News

The National Theatre of Namibia has taken delivery of an ETC Ion control desk, thanks to ETC’s South African dealer Prosound.

Jands Vista S1 Provides Powerful Control for the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

04/08/2015 - Production News

UK – Jands Vista v2 has been specified to provide control for all lighting aspects of ‘LEGO Friends to the Rescue’, an all-new live show spectacular which recently opened at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort.

Martin Audio’s Mammoth Charity Walk

04/08/2015 - Event News

UK – Staff from Martin Audio subjected themselves to a real endurance test recently when they took up the Grand Union 50K Challenge, organised by Action Challenge. That’s 31 miles in old money!

Karl Lawton Joins TSL as Head of Production Engineering

04/08/2015 - People News

Well known lighting industry professional Karl Lawton has joined the team at TSL as head of production engineering.

Forty Outline Butterfly for a million spectators

04/08/2015 - Production News

Italy – At the beginning of the summer, Rome’s San Giovanni (St John Lateran) Square hosted a reported crowd of a million people of all ages from all over Italy, gathered in support of the family, in favour of children’s rights to have a mother and a father, and making an apolitical and non-denominational protest against the introduction of “gender ideology” in schools.

GeminiLSV again invests in Elation LED video products

04/08/2015 - Production News

Dallas-based rental and production company Gemini Light, Sound & Video recently added 480 Elation EPT6IP LED video panels to its inventory and immediately took the 6.7mm pixel pitch panels out on a major summer tour and high profile event with more to come.

No worries as DiGiCo stands on the side for Jacob Collier

04/08/2015 - Production News

With over 40,000 online subscribers from 156 countries, and more than two-and-a-half million YouTube views, multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier is literally taking the world by storm with his unique sound.

Canada’s Confederation Centre of the Arts Deepens Commitment to L-Acoustics

04/08/2015 - Project News


Canada – Charlottetown’s Confederation Centre of the Arts, just off Canada’s New Brunswick/Nova Scotia coast on Prince Edward Island, is a beacon of culture for the country’s Maritime Provinces. And it has plenty of historical value as well; not only is the institution the National Memorial to the Fathers of Confederation, but it's also home to the world’s longest-running annual musical, Anne of Green Gables – The Musical, which recently wrapped up its 51st consecutive season.

White Light in the Club with 50 Cent

03/08/2015 - Production News

UK – International rap superstar 50 Cent and his group G-Unit returned to London on July 17th for a one-off gig at the O2 Arena.  Having sold more than 30 million records worldwide as well as achieving multiple accolades such as thirteen Billboard Awards and a Grammy Award, 50 Cent remains one of the biggest rappers in the world with the release of his sixth album scheduled for later this year. The concert at the O2 Arena was the first time since 2007 that both he and G-Unit had performed at the venue. Produced by Musicalize, the UK's fastest growing live music showcase organisers, they approached White Light to act as a lighting supplier who could not only deliver within a limited time frame but also create a sensational spectacle for such a prolific one-off performance.

Robe BMFL Spots Funk Up Paolo Nutini

03/08/2015 - Production News

UK – Multi award-winning, multi-talented, chart-topping singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini recently played a concert at Millennium Square in Leeds city centre, for which the flown production lighting rig of Robe BMFLs, Pointes and LEDWash 600s was supplied by locally based Zig Zag Lighting for event promoter Futuresound Events. Paolo’s lighting designer Jason Hyne brought his touring specials package in underneath this, and combined the two lighting rigs to create another stunning and dramatic show that thrilled the 7000 enthusiastic fans at the sold out show.

W-DMX at the Baku European Games Closing Ceremony

03/08/2015 - Production News

W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden AB made a beautiful exhibition during the recent Closing Ceremony for the first European Games at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan on June 28.

Harlequin Floors at Beijing International Ballet competition

03/08/2015 - Event News

Two of the prizes awarded at the 3rd International Ballet and Choreography Competition held in Beijing last month were sponsored by Harlequin Floors.

The versatility of Clay Paky Glow UPs in architectural illumination

03/08/2015 - Production News

Italy – During the first stage of this memorable edition of the Giro d'Italia, the Royal Hotel Sanremo asked Pico Service to illuminate part of the hotel building’s façades. The lighting service company proposed an uncluttered solution designed to avoid disturbing hotel guests.

Clay Paky lights Fedez's Pop-Hoolista

03/08/2015 - Production News

Italy – Fedez's tour follows the success of his album Pop-Hoolista, which was a permanent fixture in the top 20 for more than 24 weeks, earning him a double platinum award. Fedez is an awkward artist. He is intelligent and freely expresses biting concepts, which he combines with provocative images. On his tour of arenas and clubs, he proved he is able to hold the stage without concern, even at challenging venues, like the Mediolanum Forum just outside Milan and the PalaLottomatica in Rome.

White Light on the Lookout for Audio and Visual Freelancers

03/08/2015 - Business News

Over the past year, White Light has continued to expand both its services and expertise across a variety of entertainment fields. Whilst remaining the leading theatrical lighting supplier, the complete production solution specialist has recently supported touring concerts for artists such as 50 Cent and Frankie Valli, historic occasions such as the Magna Carta 800th Anniversary, as well as festivals such as the Winslow Hall Opera and Glastonbury. One of the most significant developments has been its expansion into audio and video. As a result, White Light now requires a team of freelancers who can help support the company as the demand for its services in both areas continues to grow.

Adamson Reinforces Miller Lite Oasis Stage At Milwaukee’s Summerfest

03/08/2015 - Production News

USA – Adamson Systems Engineering was tapped to provide sound reinforcement for the Miller Lite Oasis Stage at this year’s Milwaukee Summerfest. The 11 day music festival features 11 stages, more than 800 acts, 1,000+ performances and draws an average of 900,000 music lovers from across the country.

DiGiCo right in control at Montreux Jazz Festival

03/08/2015 - Production News

This July, 200,000 visitors from around the world descended on the quite beautiful Lake Geneva setting for the 49th Montreux Jazz Festival, a two-week musical treat featuring performances from a string of eclectic, internationally renowned artists spanning a whole host of genres, from Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, to Lenny Kravitz, Lionel Richie, Toto, and Carlos Santana.

Hexagon Theatre benefits from new PEL PA and VA system without closing its doors

03/08/2015 - Project News

PEL services has completed a major upgrade to the public address (pa) and voice alarm (va) system at Reading’s hexagon theatre, a unique architectural asset of the burgeoning Berkshire town. At the same time, PEL refurbished the security systems in place to provide the premises with greater protection out of hours. All work was carried out by PEL without compromising the theatre’s busy schedule of events.

Elation lights pop rocker R5’s Sometime Last Night tour

03/08/2015 - Production News

USA – It’s not hard to imagine American pop rock band R5 topping the charts sometime soon. With a style of feel good music that has struck a chord with fans across the US, R5 is out on their Sometime Last Night tour using an Elation Professional rig of Cuepix Panels, Rayzor Q7 LED moving heads and Platinum Beam Extremes. Made up of four siblings and a best friend, R5 hit the road in Florida in early July and are making their way across the country on a seven-week summer leg in support of their new Sometime Last Night release.

Sennheiser Tourguide helps Sweetwater Sound deliver corporate tours that resonate among customers, delivering reliability, intelligibility and ease of use

03/08/2015 - Project News

USA – Sweetwater Sound, one of the top online music retailers, recently implemented a Sennheiser Tourguide system to facilitate its corporate tours. The company, which features a brand new, 300,000 square foot, LEED Platinum certified facility and is set amidst an exquisite 100+ acre campus, has realised over 35 years of steady growth and is a beacon of innovation in greater Fort Wayne area.

Access Hall Areas – Audiologic partners with About Sound to deliver clear audio solution at Cambridge University

03/08/2015 - Project News

The colleges of Cambridge University are home to some of the finest historical buildings in the country. The halls and chapels still sit at the heart of college life, venues for the continuing of traditions upheld by generations of scholars. As meeting places, dining areas and performance spaces, they provide magnificent settings for a host of events that now extend beyond their original purpose. Conferences, presentations, weddings, concerts and banquets are all catered for and offer the colleges valuable revenue streams. With this expansion of their remit comes the requirement for excellence in technical provision for sound reinforcement. Whilst the spaces are undoubtedly spectacular, their acoustics can be challenging – perfect for a choir, these often highly reverberant rooms might be rather less so for a conference. The authorities of two of the finest examples of such multi-use heritage sites in the university, recently took the decision to invest in new audio systems to replace their existing (and wholly inadequate) provision.