News Archive for April 2018

ICONYX Has Kirk in the Hills Congregation Beaming

30/04/2018 - Project News

USA – Patterned after Scotland's 12th-century Melrose Abbey, Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church's Gothic-style sanctuary was completed in 1965. Recently, the congregation sought to improve the sanctuary's acoustics and replace its outdated, inadequate sound system. Chicago acoustics and AV firm Kirkegaard Associates was hired as the acoustics consultant and system designer, with systems integrators Advanced Lighting & Sound of Troy, Michigan, handling installation. The team based the new design on Renkus-Heinz IC24-RN digitally steerable line arrays, part of the ICONYX Gen5 series.

Audioguy On Mixing for Vinyl: “ASP8024 gives me a really clean sound.”

30/04/2018 - Production News

Korea Recording engineer and producer, Jung-Hoon Choi maintains that mixing respected jazz artist, Bu-young Lee’s album, Little Star on ASP8024 is: “One of my greatest experiences using an analogue console.” Winning Best Jazz & Crossover Jazz Record at the Grand Korean Music awards two years ago with this album has encouraged him to invest in both analogue and digital equipment.

#SaveStage.Lighting’s appeal to Event Organisers and Lighting Suppliers

30/04/2018 - Production News

UK – The #SaveStageLighting campaign, launched by the UK’s Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) and rapidly gaining traction with associated groups across Europe, must win full exemption for all professional light sources, from the devastating effect of the EU’s proposed Eco-design Working Plan 2016-2019.

Dushow Invests in RoboSpots

30/04/2018 - Production News

France – Dushow, one of France’s leading technical production companies, has invested in 20 of Robe’s RoboSpot remote followspotting systems.

New MDG Me1g fog generator disappearing fast after launch at Prolight+Sound 2018

30/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – MDG launched its new Me1g glycol-based fog generator at Prolight + Sound 2018. Me1g is the first full-scale glycol-based fog generator to be produced by the company and has been created to deliver fast-dissipating fog effects on demand. “For a company that is renowned for having the longest hang-time for its haze effects, we find it rather amusing that we are now producing a complete alternative with a fast-dissipating fog generator,” says CEO Martin Michaud.

A.C. Entertainment Technologies Debuts New Innovations Across its Product Divisions at PLASA Focus Leeds 2018

30/04/2018 - Event News

UK – The stand of A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd (AC-ET) will provide the UK show debuts of leading innovations across its product sales divisions, at PLASA Focus Leeds.

Chroma-Q Studio Force II Natural Choice for Studio Lighting Makes UK Debut at PLASA Focus Leeds 2018

30/04/2018 - Event News

UK – After being well received upon its recent European launch at Prolight & Sound 2018, the Chroma-Q Studio Force II, a high intensity tuneable white wash light will make its UK show debut at PLASA Focus Leeds, 1st - 2nd May 2018.

The White Panda Tour Goes Rogue

30/04/2018 - Production News

USA – The good times never slow down for fans of The White Panda, the masked DJ duo described by Entertainment Weekly as a “veritable party machine.” The infectious energy of their performance comes not only from their pulsating sound, which puts a sassy EDM twist on throwback classics, but also from their immersive stage shows, a mixture of theatrics, eye candy and pure intensity.

RIVAGE PM7 Investment Continues AED Rent’s Success With Yamaha

30/04/2018 - Production News

Europe – Despite only being launched in February, Yamaha’s RIVAGE PM7 digital mixing system is already enjoying tremendous sales success throughout Europe. AED Rent – operating in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, France and the UK – is one of the latest major rental houses to invest.

Silverdale Baptist Grows with Allen & Heath dLive

30/04/2018 - Project News

USA – Silverdale Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, recently acquired an Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system for its church campus in Ooltewah. A second dLive, in the church’s Creekside campus, will be installed at FOH soon. And, the church is in the planning stages for a third dLive to be installed in its main Bonny Oaks campus.

Elation ACL 360 Bar for Denmark’s Scarlet Pleasure

27/04/2018 - Production News

Denmark – Theis Wermuth of lighting design company Create This has been handling the live visuals for Scarlet Pleasure since 2015. The Danish musical trio’s popularity is on the rise with the band recently playing its largest concerts to date, a pair of one-off shows that Wermuth lit using an automated lighting rig that included striking effects from rows of Elation Professional ACL 360 Bar moving battens.

Kinesys Catches the Buzz at Prolight+Sound 2018

27/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Automation specialist and manufacturer Kinesys enjoyed one of its busiest and most successful Prolight+Sound exhibitions in Frankfurt to date.

ProPlex Data Distribution at the Neon Museum Las Vegas

27/04/2018 - Project News

USA – Launched in February 2018, Brilliant! is the latest addition to the popular Neon Museum Las Vegas, featuring a unique, augmented-reality AV system designed, installed, and programmed by Earth Water Sky of Las Vegas. Combining art, history, and technology, the innovative Brilliant! neon experience, featuring 40 historic neon signs from the museum’s collection, is highlighted by Earth Water Sky’s 360-degree laser video projection system, a unique 24-channel 3D audio system with multitrack 3D audio soundtrack, and outdoor lighting system with automated show control. DMX signal distribution for the entire production is handled by ProPlex Opto-Splitters and Data Cables.

Mayday comes in March

27/04/2018 - Production News

UK – One of the most influential bands of the 2000s, Mayday, have been called the Chinese Beatles before now; one compelling reason why a one-off show in London attracted enough fans to fill the O2 Arena. Staged in early March, Live Nations’ point man Maximus Burnham production managed the whole presentation, no small accomplishment under the circumstances.

Save Stage Lighting Now!

27/04/2018 - Business News

Czech Republic – Josef Valchar (pictured), CEO of Robe Lighting s.r.o is petitioning the Czech government and Czech Euro MPs to request that they exempt all stage lighting equipment (EN 60598-2-17, IEC 60598-2-17:2017) from proposed legislation that will prohibit its manufacture and sale immediately across Europe in 2020.

The Clair Brothers C8 Takes its Own European Tour

27/04/2018 - Event News

Europe – Building upon the incredible popularity of their C8 loudspeaker, Clair Brothers is taking it on a tour to demonstrate precisely why this eight-inch three-way active compact line array speaker, with its unique variety of customisable horizontal waveguide options, has been making such a splash.

Chauvet Professional Introduces Strike P38

27/04/2018 - Equipment News

Chauvet Professional has brought a new level of flexibility to its popular Strike series of multi-formatted blinder/strobe fixtures, which have become a mainstay on tours throughout the US and Europe. The new Strike P38 is an IP65-rated single pod LED fixture that offers the intense output that’s become synonymous with the series, but thanks to its more compact size, it can be used in a wider variety of configurations than its predecessors.

Austrian team scoops Hog Factor win at Prolight + Sound

27/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – There was a real buzz surrounding the High End Systems booth at the recent Prolight + Sound trade show in Frankfurt. In addition to sneak previews of new products, visitors were treated to a visual spectacular in the form of the latest instalment of the world’s leading academic lighting programming competition, Hog Factor.

J&C Joel named as one of Yorkshire’s top 100 SMEs

27/04/2018 - Business News

UK – Leading manufacturer of flame retardant fabrics, drapery and stage engineering solutions, J&C Joel, has been named as one of Yorkshire’s top 100 best performing SMEs in Yorkshire Business Insider’s SME 300.

Alton Towers Resort's Wicker Man Thrill Ride Burns Brightly with Visual Effects via A.C. Entertainment Technologies

27/04/2018 - Project News

UK – Alton Towers Resort has turned up the heat for the new theme park season with its £16 million thrill attraction, the 'Wicker Man', featuring real fire and stunning 'fire' effects created using a ProLights AlphaPIX video system, plus various lighting, supplied by A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET).

Royal Albert Hall helps fill UK technical production skills gap

27/04/2018 - Standards News

UK – New research released by the Royal Albert Hall has revealed that less than a third (29 per cent) of schools in the UK offer lessons in technical production. This is despite one in five (21 per cent) students identifying it as an area that they would be interested in pursuing as a career.

Thinking Big with Axcor 300 in the UK

27/04/2018 - Production News

UK – The last two months have seen the first Axcor300 units start shipping to their awaiting customers in the UK. These new LED fixtures from Claypaky have caused a stir with their big performance delivered in a small package. The spot, wash and beam fixtures supply a complete package to the broad mid-market.

Avolites Titan and Ai power Black Panther European Première

27/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Hailed as one of the most important movie releases of the 21st century, Black Panther is the record-breaking new superhero film produced by Marvel Studios. For the film's star-studded European première event at London's Hammersmith Apollo, lighting designer Luke Edwards selected Avolites Titan and Ai lighting and video integration to control his 'super' design.

Unusual breathes new lease of life into flying system at the Victoria Palace Theatre for smash hit Hamilton

27/04/2018 - Production News

UK – The smash hit musical, Hamilton opened at the end of December to sell out audiences at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London. Prior to its opening, the venue underwent a complete facelift to prepare for the show, with everything from the decor, the seats and the uniforms of the staff tying in with Hamilton. As part of the refurbishment, Unusual Rigging was brought on board to rejuvenate the theatre's 'tired' flying system as well as to provide rigging services for the show itself.

Doughty looks forward to another successful PLASA Focus Leeds

27/04/2018 - Event News

UK – A new lightweight lighting stand will take centre stage on the Doughty stand at this year's PLASA Focus Leeds. The prototype product which has been designed with the events and conference market in mind comprises a flat, round plate and slim tube, slotted at each end to allow cables to run unseen inside it. While extremely robust, the stand has a sleeker appearance than the standard Tank Trap and comes with a stacking slot which allows for the stands to be stacked together as well as a carry handle.

Atlona On-Tour Road Show Hits Malaysia

26/04/2018 - Event News

Malaysia – Following a successful run of Atlona On-Tour Roadshows across India, the AV collaboration and control leader continued its series last week in Malaysia with a renewed educational focus on today’s most pertinent industry trends.

Adamson Launches New Point Source Models from Acclaimed IS-Series

26/04/2018 - Equipment News

Adamson Systems Engineering has formally launched the IS7p and IS10p, a new pair of point source additions to its heralded IS-Series of install-focused loudspeaker products.

New Laserworld Diode Series released including a fanless model

26/04/2018 - Equipment News

Laserworld has released a new edition of the Laserworld Diode Series with improved beam specifications in a completely redesigned housing. The Diode Series units are available in 1W, 2W and 3W RGB power, as well as 1.8W single green and 1.6W or 5.5W single blue power. The laser systems have graphics capable scanners at 30kpps 8° ILDA, which makes them suitable for a large number of laser show applications. The optics of the laser system has no air circulation, which significantly reduces maintenance efforts for the Diode systems.

Bandit Lights East Tennessee Business Hall of Fame Induction

26/04/2018 - Production News

USA – The East Tennessee Business Hall of Fame held its annual awards dinner to honour outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs whose work has contributed to the improvement of the East Tennessee area. In addition to celebrating the honourees, the event also raised money to support Junior Achievement’s financial literacy programs for students in the region. Bandit Lites donated the lighting packages for the elegant affair whose honourees included Mary Ellen Brewington, John and Sondra Faris and Justice Wade.

Savannah Music Festival Moves Up and Outside with Meyer Sound Leo Family

26/04/2018 - Production News

USA – The 17-day Savannah Music Festival is moving up in the world of cross-genre musical celebrations, easily ranking as the largest music-oriented arts event in Georgia and drawing audiences from all 50 states and many European countries. The 2018 edition wrapped up in mid-April, and for the fourth consecutive year all amplified music venues – featuring a varied mix of jazz, world ethnic and American roots styles – were equipped with systems from Meyer Sound. Also, for the first time, the festival was capped with a gala outdoor finale, this year headlining three of the biggest draws in Americana music: The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and Gillian Welch.

Lightswitch Calls on Chauvet Professional at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

26/04/2018 - Project News

USA – It’s 8,504 miles from the island of Manhattan to the South Pacific’s Solomon Islands, but now anyone in the Big Apple can experience this underwater treasure and a host of other nautical wonders right in their own backyard by visiting National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey. Located in Times Square, this 60,000-square foot multi-media experience digitally takes visitors on an entertaining and immersive adventure across the ocean, from the South Pacific to the coast of California, where guests can get up close with dozens of species, including mischievous sea lions, sharks up to 20’ long, a 50’ Humpback whale, a battle between two ferocious Humboldt squids, and much more.

The unique sound of Gorillaz heard across the world

26/04/2018 - Production News

USA & Europe - The Gorillaz tour in support of their latest album ‘Humanz’ grew to be the band’s most successful ever and the hot ticket of 2017 in the USA and Europe. Part of that success is down to some nurturing tour-craft by production manager Joel Stanley.

Mobiltechlifts rides high at Prolight + Sound

26/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Mobiltechlifts had another successful presentation at Prolight + Sound this year with a presentation of its telescopic and multi-purpose lifts. But the undisputed star of the show this year was its new MS2-4012 compact lift, which achieves higher safety factors inspired by the recently established German standard for wind-up lifts (DIN 56950-3). Through the use of a very special fire retardant belt, extremely precise guidance profiles are achieved and bespoke aluminium extrusions are implemented. It does not need safety pins, is very light, features low visibility due to its matt black finish, is very user-friendly and is extremely easy to operate under load.

Tomcat presents Nemesis at Prolight + Sound 2018

26/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Tomcat showed its claws at Prolight + Sound this year with the display of the innovative Nemesis pre-rig truss, the arch-enemy of all pre-rig truss competitors.

DiGiCo proves its worth for Liam Gallagher

26/04/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – In October 2017, former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher released his debut solo album, As You Were. The record went straight in at number one in the UK, and went gold in its first week, outselling the rest of the top 10 of the UK Albums Chart combined. It has since been certified platinum. Though the record is outstanding and has received much critical acclaim, Gallagher is in his element in the live arena. The guys responsible for helping make that happen are FOH engineer Shan Hira and monitor man Jon Simcox, both of whom are dependent on their DiGiCo mixing consoles.

Elation Lights for Andy Grammer "The Good Parts” Tour

26/04/2018 - Production News

USA – American singer Andy Grammer spread his refreshing brand of feel-good music across North America this spring on his “The Good Parts” tour, a club outing of mostly sold out shows in support of his latest release. Lighting design and programming was by Joshua Koffman of Interrobang, Inc., who used a combination of Elation ACL 360 Bar moving battens and Platinum Beam 5R moving head beams to light the show. Lighting vendor for the tour was RK Diversified Entertainment of Claremont, California.

Kyle Eastwood Plays Hong Kong Gig with Support from DPA Microphones

25/04/2018 - Production News

Hong Kong – Internationally acclaimed bassist and composer Kyle Eastwood already owns a DPA d:vote 4099 instrument microphone, which travels with him whenever he tours. But when he recently played a gig in Hong Kong, he realised more oomph was needed to bring the sound of his band to life.

Triple E technology benefits Siemens’ build

25/04/2018 - Project News

UK – Triple E’s heavy-duty curtain and scenery track took the weight for a new multi-function ‘innovation space’ at The Crystal, Siemens’ sustainable UK headquarters on Royal Victoria Dock, which was completed last week.

ETC celebrates successful Prolight + Sound

25/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Visitors flocked to ETC’s stands in Hall 3.0 at the recent Prolight + Sound trade show in Frankfurt to get a glimpse of the company’s latest innovations. Among the main attractions were several brand new products: the Element 2 lighting control console from the award-winning Eos family, ColorSource Pearl variable white-light LED fixtures, and the Irideon WLZ architectural wash light, all making their European debut.

Success in All Sizes: Alcons Audio Enjoys a Positive Prolight+Sound 2018

25/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Alcons Audio enjoyed a very well-received presence at Prolight+Sound 2018, reaffirming that the company’s pro-ribbon technology is a high quality solution for the smallest audio systems through to the biggest.

Creating Colours with Chauvet Professional Transforms Services at Life Challenge Church

25/04/2018 - Project News

USA – Resourcefulness runs deep on the high arid plains of West Texas. One way this quality has manifested itself is in the impressive tributes to faraway famous structures that locals here have erected, from the “Globe of the Great Southwest” (modelled after Shakespeare’s original Globe Theatre in London), to the popular “Stonehenge Replica” at Odessa’s state college. The leaders of Life Challenge United Pentecostal Church weren’t trying to duplicate a famous house of worship when they opened their new campus on the city’s Grandview Avenue earlier this year, but they did want to emulate best practices from around the world, which is why they opted to add more colour to their stage and sanctuary lighting.

GLP Scores Big … Both On and Off Site at PL+S Phenomenal response to all new product showcases

25/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – GLP reported another excellent Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, showcasing a number of innovative new products to both domestic LDs and an international trade audience that spanned all five continents. Altogether, over 1,000 fixtures were featured in Frankfurt, both on the company stand and in the Festhalle.

Visual Productions proud to be partnering with DWR Distribution

25/04/2018 - Business News

South Africa – When it comes to high-tech control solutions for LED, architectural and lighting equipment, Visual Productions BV, established in 1999, is a leader in its field. The Netherlands based company have recently appointed DWR Distribution to distribute their products in South Africa and across her borders.

Funktion-One serves up audio excellence at new Istanbul dining destination

25/04/2018 - Project News

Turkey – High-end restaurant brand, The Galliard, has opened a second venue in the north of Istanbul, complete with a Funktion-One sound system.

11th Hour – A Word with Your Sponsors?

25/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Over the last 12 years Cardiff-based events services provider 11th Hour has expanded its operation to become a leading light in its field. As the company has grown, its directors have been careful to channel significant resources towards investing in the latest technology and expertise to maintain an ever-stronger and more efficient presence in the market. From the core essentials of mains power and distribution, stage structures, barriers, sound, lighting, pyrotechnics, ice rinks, marquees and toilets, 11th Hour can supply the infrastructure for any event on any scale. The company’s teams can supply turnkey solutions that include every aspect of planning, installing and managing events, providing fully trained staff and even box office services.

EXE Technology gets dynamic at Prolight + Sound

25/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – This year’s Prolight + Sound show saw the worldwide debut of EXE Technology’s new dynamic stack tracks rail and trolley system – the EXE-DST66 – which builds on the success of its popular DST52 system.

James Thomas Engineering steps up at Prolight + Sound

25/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – James Thomas Engineering came to the Prolight + Sound show to officially debut its new, innovative safety block system for their Thomas Tower TT4 that protects mother grids from both drop and lift! It’s a truly unique concept that went over well at the show.

MyT impressive products from Litec at Prolight + Sound

25/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Litec debuted three new products at this year’s Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt. One of the stars of the show was its new MyT Virtue truss line, which is part of the MyT truss family and a smaller version of the MyT Folding Steroid truss line. A compact solution, thanks to its folding design, it provides increased loading capacity for a truss of this size, as well as decreased deflection and longer spans for large-scale events. Made from EN AW 7003 T6 aluminium, it has 60mm main chords and features weld-free construction.

Milos surprises at Prolight + Sound 2018

25/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – This year’s Prolight + Sound exhibition saw the exciting debut of several new Milos products and product lines.

A.C. Goes Back to its Roots for Friars Aylesbury's Stunning Sculpture of David Bowie in Aylesbury Market Square

25/04/2018 - Project News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd (AC-ET) went back to its roots to support the town of Aylesbury and its legendary Friars music club with its David Bowie statue in the local Market Square, created as a permanent tribute to the location of his legendary 1970s' live performances at the club.

The Script Go Round the World with dLlive

25/04/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the release of their eponymous debut album, Irish rockers The Script are currently on a world tour, with FOH engineer Steve Pattison (pictured) behind the controls of an Allen & Heath dLive system.

Sorinamoo Appointed South Korean Distributor for KLANG:technologies

25/04/2018 - Business News

South Korea – KLANG:technologies has announced the appointment of Sorinamoo as its distributor for South Korea. Busan-based Sorinamoo is managed by CEO Dosung Shim and practices the three principles of honesty, best practice and appreciation.

Ayrton MistralTC and MiniBurst are a wow at world premiere – Prolight + Sound 2018

25/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – The size of the crowds that surrounded the Ayrton booth every hour throughout the four days of Prolight + Sound for this year’s light show were testament to the anticipation generated annually amongst visitors by these masters of LED moving light manufacture, and to the excellence of Stephane Migné’s lighting design and the Ayrton products he used to create one of their most complete light shows to date.

Zero 88 at PLASA Focus Leeds 2018

24/04/2018 - Event News

UK – Eaton’s Zero 88 is looking forward to a busy PLASA Focus in Leeds next week, where the UK lighting control manufacturer will highlight its powerful FLX range of consoles, which will be running with the latest ZerOS 7.9.4 software on Stand N-B12, 1st and 2nd of May 2018 at The Royal Armouries in Leeds city centre.

MGG Goes Mega in South Africa

24/04/2018 - Production News

South Africa – It’s always exciting to be at the forefront of the game when it comes to new technologies, and MGG, one of South Africa’s leading rental and production specialists, is the first to invest in Robe’s new MegaPointe moving light bringing high quality spot, wash, beam and effects capabilities all in one unit.

NEXT-proaudio reinforces Radio Festival for 8000 people

24/04/2018 - Production News

Portugal – A range of top Portuguese singers, such as Paulo Gonzo, Diogo Piçarra, D.A.M.A, C4 Pedro, Marco Paulo, etc, were all converged on Gondomar´s Pavillion for Radio Festival Party, considered the biggest Portuguese Music Party.

All aboard! Sennheiser supplies wireless Digital 6000 microphones to Eurovision Song Contest

24/04/2018 - Production News

Portugal – As a technical supplier to the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, audio specialist Sennheiser and its local partner Magnelusa have supplied Digital 6000 wireless microphones and 2000 series wireless monitors to the world’s largest live music event, hosted by Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP). With rehearsals ongoing since 22nd April, the equipment is already in heavy use in Lisbon’s Altice Arena and the ESC press centre.

Community Loudspeakers Play Nashville Rivers and People in Music Experience

24/04/2018 - Project News

USA – Music for River and People, is a music experience that has been installed on the centre span of the John R. Siegenthaler Pedestrian Bridge in Nashville. The project is part funded by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and free to the public.

tube is First in the UK with Yamaha PM7

24/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Manchester-based audio specialist tube uk is the first sound rental and live production company in the UK to take delivery of Yamaha’s brand new RIVAGE PM7 digital mixing system, which received a high profile launch at 2018 ISE expo in Amsterdam in February.

Peter Spadaro III Goes Rogue for Matisyahu with Chauvet Professional

24/04/2018 - Production News

USA – A little over two years ago, lighting designer Peter Spadaro III dropped in at a local pub outside New York City. He left with a future client, one who would help push his career in new creative directions. His new friend was Matisyahu, a fiercely independent artist who has blazed new paths since he arrived on the music scene in 2004 by blending his Orthodox Jewish heritage with a genre-defying mix of reggae, beatbox and alternative rock sounds.

Kansas Closes Out Leftoverture Anniversary Tour and Prepares Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour with Bandit Lites

24/04/2018 - Production News

USA – Over the last two years, American rock band Kansas has toured the country performing their five-time platinum album Leftoverture in its entirety in honour of its 40th anniversary. Following more than 80 tour dates and on the heels of its impending closure this summer, the band has now thrilled fans with the announcement of The Point of Know Return anniversary run.

Four into Three: Danish Companies Invest in Yamaha RIVAGE PM7

24/04/2018 - Production News

Denmark – With the summer festival season just round the corner, bringing live productions from small to huge out into the open air, sales of Yamaha’s new RIVAGE PM7 digital mixing system have made a strong start throughout Europe. In Denmark three companies have already invested in four RIVAGE PM7 systems, delivering all the benefits of Yamaha’s very latest audio technology to their clients.

Leading Finnish Production Company Invests in Yamaha RIVAGE PM7

24/04/2018 - Production News

Finland – Helsinki-based Sound Engine has become the first Finnish event production company to invest in the new Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 digital mixing system, an investment which also sees the company take on a new role as Yamaha’s product support and training partner for RIVAGE PM7 and PM10 mixers in Finland.

Wanted: Lighting Repair Technician for Chauvet

24/04/2018 - Business News

UK - Taylor-Phillips Recruitment, the recruitment division of etnow.com, brings the best new vacancies across the full spectrum of the entertainment technology sector.

Orbital Sound at PLASA North 2018

24/04/2018 - Event News

UK – Featured on the stand this year is the Nemesis range of audio tools for use in theatre, AV, live music and more.

Slash Enterprises geared up with DiGiCo SD9

24/04/2018 - Production News

India – Slash Enterprises in Hyderabad has recently invested in a DiGiCo SD9 digital mixing console. It was purchased through India distributor, HiTech Audio Systems Pvt.Ltd., New Delhi.

Sixty82 Trussing and Staging Systems receives ‘phenomenal response’ to debut at Prolight + Sound 2018

24/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – New trussing and staging systems manufacturer, Sixty82, only came into being on 1st March, and shortly after made its hugely successful first public appearance at Prolight+Sound 2018. “The show was incredible for us and we have been bowled over by the phenomenal response we have received from the word GO!” says Sixty82’s sales and marketing director, Rainier Smeding.

Updated Safety Feature Attracts Cross-Industry Support

24/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – At the recent Pro Light & Sound show in Frankfurt, Fantek and Work Lifters, commercial competitors in the manufacture of tower-format industrial lifters, together announced they will be incorporating an enhanced version of the existing Dynsys overload limiting system in their future products.

Capital Sound Hire Become First UK Customers for Outline Newton

24/04/2018 - Production News

UK – London-based Capital Sound Hire has added more to its Outline inventory with the addition of the Italian company’s latest multi-role processor, the (patent pending) Newton.

FRAY Studio crafts multiple worlds for the New Broadway Musical Mean Girls

24/04/2018 - Production News

USA – The much-anticipated new Broadway musical Mean Girls, based on the hit film, premiered at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway recently. Responsible for the production's highly-acclaimed video sets is British video design team FRAY Studio, who worked closely with director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw and set designer Scott Pask to create the sophisticated, fast-paced and at times, surreal worlds of North Shore High's famous students.

Avolites storm Prolight+Sound 2018 with a series of new product launches

23/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Avolites experienced its most exciting Prolight+Sound show yet, with a series of world-class product launches from the award-winning brand including the world premières of new compact media server, the Q3 and launch of light and video integration feature set, Synergy.

Philips VL6000 Beams deliver knock-out punch for the Foo Fighters

23/04/2018 - Production News

USA – Philips Lighting has announced that its Philips VL6000 Beam luminaires are delivering stand-out visuals for American rock band Foo Fighters' current world tour, which heads towards Europe this summer.

grandMA3 gets all the attention: New series successfully introduced

23/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – With the first live presentation of the new grandMA3 series the MA Lighting booths at Prolight + Sound 2018 were the place to be.

Modular RTI NEO ONE laser systems presented on the PRG stage at Prolight + Sound 2018

23/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – The RTI NEO ONE modular laser systems for professional applications and lighting designers were first launched at Prolight + Sound last year. This year, they were featured on the PRG Stage in its Highlight show.

Sweet Dreams for Robe on Børns Tour

23/04/2018 - Production News

Being involved creatively with innovative emerging artists is always exciting, and lighting designer Matthieu Larivee has relished the chance to work with American singer / songwriter Børns on his current ‘Blue Madonna’ tour, which sees the interesting young star receiving plenty of attention and acclaim.

Hog 4 Controls Evanescence’s Synthesis Live Tour

23/04/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – A High End Systems Hog 4 console is touring the world with rock group Evanescence. LD Marty Postma of NY-based Retinal Resonance has been using the Hog 4 console to control Evanescence’s Synthesis Live tour in North America. Postma designed and operated this tour until the end of 2017. For the 2018 leg, he turned the reins over to LD Dan Hardiman to direct the tour in Australia in February, followed by dates in Europe and the UK.

PSI joins Adamson Network

23/04/2018 - Business News

Ireland – Leading Irish technical production company PSI is the latest company to join the Adamson network as a certified reseller and rental partner appointed by Adamson’s UK Distributor The Warehouse.

City Theatrical Introduces QolorFLEX Five-in-One LED Tape

23/04/2018 - Equipment News

City Theatrical announces the expansion of its QolorFLEX brand of professional, flexible linear LED lighting to include QolorFLEX five-in-one LED Tape, an innovative new LED tape lighting that offers lighting and scenic design professionals more colour mixing options and flexibility of white light to help maximise creative potential for performances and installations.

Sound Stylists invests in South Africa’s first DiGiCo SD7

23/04/2018 - Production News

South Africa – South Africa is now able to give international audio engineers what they need and what they ask for, with the very first DiGiCo SD7 in the country. The exciting investment was made by Kevin Glover, owner of Sound Stylists, and the SD7 will compliment his existing DiGiCo inventory, which is the largest in Africa. Training on this console will also be offered to all interested parties in the near future.

GDS Restructures Management

23/04/2018 - People News

UK – Specialist LED lighting manufacturer GDS has announced some exciting developments at its Bristol HQ. This week, following a three-month comprehensive business review, GDS will be making some management changes to assist in the long-term growth of the business. Richard Cuthbert will take on the role of managing director, whilst Matthew Lloyd will now occupy the position of sales director for entertainment. Ian Colquhoun will continue in the role of finance director.

Leonardo da Vinci Exhibition is Powered by ParFection

20/04/2018 - Production News

Poland – The intriguing Leonardo da Vinci “Energy of the Mind” exhibition is being lit with 120 Robe ParFect 100 LED luminaires in the charismatic, newly opened EC1 Łódź City of Culture in Poland.

L-Acoustics Kiva II delivers transformational audio to Kuusamo Hall

20/04/2018 - Project News

Finland – In the heart of Finland, six hours north of Helsinki, is Kuusamo, a major centre for winter sports and one of the country’s most popular year-round tourist destinations. Along with stunning scenery, one of its attractions is Kuusamo Hall, a versatile centre that hosts meetings, exhibitions, concerts and shows. The Hall’s theatre now boasts an L-Acoustics Kiva II system, designed and installed by Audico, L-Acoustics certified provider distributor for Finland, transforming it into an attractive venue for visiting productions.

Claypaky helps create sacred geometry for Rag’n’Bone Man

20/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Lighting designer Will Potts found inspiration in the subtle shapes of nature for his current lighting and show design for award-winning singer Rag’n’Bone Man. Potts’ design incorporates ‘sacred’ geometric shapes and an illustrated backdrop of personal significance to the singer. To carefully light these elements, he chose the Claypaky Scenius Unico.

Claypaky Lights Up the Future at Prolight+Sound 2018

20/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Claypaky played a leading role in Frankfurt with a new concept in theme booths, and innovative products for the present and future of quality stage lighting.

ADB Makes Its Début at Prolight+Sound 2018 with Many Excellent New Products

20/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – ADB took part in ProLight+Sound 2018 in Frankfurt, the world's leading show in the field of stage lighting technology, where the Italo-French company presented many excellent new products which lighting professionals and fans had been eagerly waiting for.

John Berret Creates “Rogue Look” for Nelly with Chauvet Professional

20/04/2018 - Production News

USA – Stars from all musical genres came to headline shows and after parties during the famous Masters Golf Tournament this month. Among this stellar group is rapper and film star Nelly. The double Grammy winner, who has sold 21 million records in his career, got a jump on the festivities this year, when he came to Augusta in early March to perform a Masters warm-up concert of sorts at the city’s popular Country Club live music venue.

More Than 300 GLP Fixtures Light Up RodeoHouston’s New TAIT Stage

20/04/2018 - Production News

USA – Known colloquially as RodeoHouston, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) is the world’s largest livestock show and richest regular season rodeo, dedicated to benefiting youth, supporting education, and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. It draws more than 1.4 million people each year to the 72,000-capacity NRG Stadium and over 2.5 million people to NRG Park to enjoy the entire festivities.

Claypaky Scenius Unicos Shine at Mohegan Sun

20/04/2018 - Project News

USA – Mohegan Sun, the vast casino, hotel and entertainment complex in Uncasville, Connecticut, has purchased Claypaky Scenius Unico fixtures for the Mohegan Sun Arena. ACT Lighting Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Claypaky products in North America.

ArKaos Enjoys Busy Prolight+Sound

20/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Media solutions and control specialist ArKaos enjoyed a busy and proactive Prolight+Sound expo in Frankfurt, as an action-packed four days saw the company revealing its innovative new An-Ki scheduling system, and highlighting MediaMaster 5.2, the newly-launched latest release of its hugely popular real-time video control platform.

Work Pro Expands LS Range of Lighting Control Hardware

20/04/2018 - Equipment News

Valencia-based audio-visual equipment manufacturer Work Pro Audio has announced two product additions to its innovative LightShark range of lighting consoles: the LS-Wing console expander unit, which is designed to complement and extend the original LS-1 console, and the four-strong range of LS-Nodes, affordable hardware expanders for the LightShark system that add extra DMX and Ethernet connectivity without the user interface and physical controls of the LS-1 and LS-Wing units.

Custer Road Umc Renovates with Three Allen & Heath dLives

20/04/2018 - Project News

USA – Custer Road United Methodist Church of Plano, Texas recently completed installation of Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing systems for FOH in their main sanctuary and for broadcast and recording throughout the church. The two mixers are part of a major renovation that will soon include a third dLive in a new contemporary worship space.

Colour Unlimited with Elation’s New SEVEN Batten Series

19/04/2018 - Equipment News

Building on the success of the SixBar series of colour-changing LED battens, Elation Professional now offers the SEVEN Batten, a new line of linear lighting effects using the latest seven-colour multi-chip LED technology for an even more flexible colour wash solution.

Adamson Impresses EDM Elite at China's ISY Music Festival

19/04/2018 - Production News

China – Some of the biggest names in EDM including Martin Garrix, Tiesto, Afrojack, Hardwell, R3hab, and more took the stage for China’s massive ISY Music Festival, held 2nd and 3rd March, 2018 at Haitang Bay Beach in Sanya. An expansive E-Series sound system from Adamson blasted out the beats for the 60,000 fans in the main venue and also kept the artists in the mix with a powerful S-Series monitor solution in the DJ booth.

Colour Sound supplies Lighting and Video for Feeder Tour

19/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Lighting and visuals rental specialist Colour Sound Experiment supplied lighting and video for the recent UK tour by Welsh rockers Feeder, who are back on the road with their “Arrow” album campaign.

Ashly Network Amplifiers Support the ‘Canon of the Netherlands’ Exhibition at the Netherlands Open Air Museum

19/04/2018 - Project News

The Netherlands – The Netherlands Open Air Museum is a one-of-a-kind gem that gives the Dutch and visitors from abroad a unique view of the long history of the country and its people. The “Canon of the Netherlands” is the latest and most ambitious attraction. Built entirely indoors and partially submerged inside a giant egg-shaped dome structure, the Canon of the Netherlands transports visitors from the Stone Age to the present through a series of state-of-the-art, multi-media vignettes. Local A/V design and integration firm Rapenburg Plaza worked with the Open Air Museum to make the exhibit successful, relying on 44 channels of Ashly Audio fully-networked and DSP-enabled amplification.

Bandit Celebrates Carrie Underwood’s Return to Spotlight

19/04/2018 - Production News

USA – When Carrie Underwood took to the stage at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, her eyes were marked with glittered tears, both from the stage make up and from the rush of emotions. The Grammy-award winning artist had only recently shared images of her and her band rehearsing, teasing her upcoming performance in Las Vegas following months of rest after an accident at her home.

Powersoft’s DEVA Makes Cincinnati Zoo Roar with Advanced Messaging, Wireless and Security Capabilities

19/04/2018 - Project News

USA – The Cincinnati Zoo features a world-class menagerie of animals from far and wide, including lions, monkeys, manatees, and a baby hippo named Fiona that has recently stolen the hearts of its 1.8 million annual visitors. Emphasising an innovative approach, the Cincinnati Zoo emphasises education, outreach, conservation, and giving every visitor a unique experience with wildlife that they would not have anywhere else. What the zoo lacked until recently was a reliable audio system for delivering messages throughout its sprawling campus.

ETC Fixture Ratings and Warranties Extended

19/04/2018 - Equipment News

L70 is a common rating system used throughout the LED fixture industry. There is, however, some confusion as to what the standard does and does not define.

Rogues Rock Clash of the Sequins

19/04/2018 - Production News

USA – The stage was set up to resemble a wrestling ring, but the 1,000 or so students from four states who gathered at suburban Naperville North High School recently didn’t “duke it out,” they belted it out, in the form of beautifully sung and choreographed musical arrangements. Their spirited performances were part of the third annual “Clash of the Sequins,” a competition involving 22 show choirs from across the Midwest that raises funds for performing arts programmes.

Magic for sale at Stage Electrics

19/04/2018 - Production News

UK - Stage Electrics has announced the addition of the complete range of MagicFX special effects to complement its existing stock of pyrotechnics effects, smoke and haze effects machines.

CEG and Current RMS: Delivering Innovation to the Rental Industry

19/04/2018 - Business News

UK - This week, cloud-based rental management software provider Current RMS and Cambridge-based lighting and production rental house, CEG, reflect on a four year history. In this time, the CEG team has certainly put Current’s software through its paces, all in pursuit of its mission to make the process of renting gear as painless as possible for the customer.

LED Creative – trackside as extreme entertainment reaches a new level

19/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Housed on the UK's largest ever broadcast entertainment set, Revolution is Sky One’s new extreme sports show which pits skateboarders, BMXers and skaters against each other across a custom-built course.

Arendal Kulturhas invests in DiGiCo’s future proof SD5

19/04/2018 - Project News

Norway – Southern Norway’s leading multi-functional performing arts centre Arendal Kulturhas has recently invested in a brand new DiGiCo SD5 console, supplied by Scandec Systemer AS, DiGiCo’s Norwegian distributor. The arts centre’s technical manager, Finn Cato Anderson, had the task of ensuring the console chosen had the versatility needed to cover the variety of projects the venue hosts.

Atlona Designates Sahara AV as Commercial AV Manufacturer’s Representative in the UK

18/04/2018 - Business News

UK – To strengthen its marketing and distribution efforts across the United Kingdom (UK), AV collaboration and control leader Atlona has appointed Sahara AV as its manufacturer’s representative for the United Kingdom (UK). Headquartered in London, Sahara AV will work closely with systems integrators, consultants and end users to demonstrate, deliver and support Atlona’s complete line of signal management and control systems, with a goal of moving more commercial facilities to AV over IP solutions.

Laserworld releases updated Purelight Series

18/04/2018 - Equipment News

Raw power is what many buyers of laser systems demand. Laserworld updated its Purelight Series so they come in a smaller housing, are lighter and built with enhanced laser sources. Great white balance and high power at low price.

OSA Acquires Record Amount of Martin Audio Wavefront Precision

18/04/2018 - Production News

USA – OSA International of Chicago, Nashville and Las Vegas, recently purchased 248 Wavefront Precision Compact and Mini line array cabinets, and in doing so attained the status as the world’s largest rental company of Martin Audio.

Danley Sound Labs SM80F and Nanos Make Audio Simple at Oakbrook Prep

18/04/2018 - Project News

USA – Rosemary Moore founded the Christian-based, K-12 Oakbrook Preparatory School in Spartanburg, South Carolina 25 years ago in the model of Charlotte Mason’s English Village School concept, which focuses on inspiring students’ innate curiosity with challenging questions and ideas. The school emphasises performance arts and team sports, both of which make extensive use of the school’s multi-purpose gym. In addition, Hope Point Church uses the school’s multi-purpose gym for its Sunday service. For years, both the school and the church put up with the gym’s inarticulate sound reinforcement, but that’s resolved now. Gattis Pro Audio of Lexington, South Carolina, recently installed a stereo pair of Danley Sound Labs SM80F full-range loudspeakers with built-in low-end support, along with three tiny, but surprisingly impactful, and articulate Danley Nanos for monitoring.

Vin Pugliese Evokes History at Capitol Theatre with Chauvet Professional

18/04/2018 - Production News

USA – In 1984, the US federal government added the Capitol Theatre to its National Register of Historic Places. It was a smart choice. When it comes to the history of rock music in the US, few venues have packed more of it into their confines than this 92-year-old former vaudeville/cinema house just north of New York City. Eric Clapton performed here; so did Bob Dylan, David Bowie and the Rolling Stones. The Grateful Dead played 13 dates here in a one-year span, and Janis Joplin debuted her signature “Mercedes Benz” song on its stage, much to the surprise of her band, after writing it in a hurry at a local bar.

Meyer Sound Leopard Brings Power and Transparency to Elite Cologne Philharmonic Hall

18/04/2018 - Project News

Germany – First opened in 1986, Cologne Philharmonic Hall (Kölner Philharmonie) has become a focal point for the thriving musical culture of Germany’s Rhine Ruhr region. In addition to concerts by two resident symphony orchestras, the hall’s diverse programme also includes jazz sessions, folk and pop concerts, cinema, musicals and children’s events. To amplify all programmes with transparent fidelity, the hall recently installed a new Meyer Sound reinforcement system based on Leopard compact line array loudspeakers.

d&b continues loudspeaker evolution at Prolight + Sound

18/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Prolight + Sound 2018 at Messe Frankfurt and d&b revealed the next major steps in audio technology evolution. The show was the official launchpad for the GSL System from the SL-Series, a new loudspeaker system sitting right at the top of the company’s product portfolio.

Laser Projection Now Available from Gearhouse Splitbeam

18/04/2018 - Production News

South Africa – Theatre technical supplier, Gearhouse Splitbeam, has just taken delivery of two Panasonic PT-RZ12K 3-Chip DLP 12000 lumens laser projectors through PanSolutions Holdings (PTY) Ltd. Their arrival was met with great excitement and the new units will soon be out on a production for Joburg Ballet.

International Theatre Engineering & Architecture Conference 2018

17/04/2018 - Event News

UK – The editorial board of the fast approaching International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference has announced actor Mark Rylance as the latest Keynote Speaker.

Genelec spreads the word in the church of Maaninka

17/04/2018 - Project News

Finland – Built in 1845, Maaninka church is a beautiful, 1,200-seat traditional church building that forms part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland. The existing sound system had been in place for several years and presented a number of problems in terms of coverage and intelligibility which was affecting the overall experience of church-goers. The church turned to local integrators, AVEK Esitystekniikka and Genelec to bring the audio system into line with modern-day expectations and improve the audio experience for everyone.

SGM Illuminates 2017 City of Culture

17/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Jason Bruges Studio was commissioned to create a series of installations for the closing celebrations for Hull, the 2017 UK City of Culture. The project ran for over two months from December to January and featured multiple SGM products.

Tylösand Sound Invests in Magic MegaPointes

17/04/2018 - Production News

Sweden – Paul Aladin runs rental and production company Tylösand Sound based in Halmstad, Sweden, which has recently invested in some very special magic lanterns, Robe’s new MegaPointe.

Jason Aldean Crowned Entertainer of the Year

17/04/2018 - Production News

USA – As Jason Aldean opened The Academy of Country Music Awards under a single spotlight, he shared to the millions watching how the evening was about celebrating the music. It was a touching reminder as the awards marked the first gathering of the country music community in Las Vegas since the October mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, where Aldean himself had been performing.

Altman Lighting brightens the concert hall of Abbotsleigh with Barbizon Australia

17/04/2018 - Project News

Australia – Located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and originally established 1885, Abbotsleigh is an independent boarding school which provides a quality and well-balanced education. Focused on empowering their students to be courageous, constructive and compassionate, the school has been working behind the scenes on an upgrade to its concert and assembly hall lighting systems. Led by the systems integration team at Barbizon Australia, the renovation project most recently undertook the upgrading of the house lighting systems in the concert hall using Chalice LED 150W downlights from Altman Lighting.

What Do the Proposed EU 2020 Lighting Regulations Really Mean to Live Events and the Professional Lighting Industry?

17/04/2018 - Business News

The UK’s Association of Lighting Designers (ALD), as part of its Save Stage Lighting Campaign that is warning of the devastating effects the proposed EU 2020 Lighting regulations would have on production lighting, has released a clear, concise guide to those regulations.

White Light boosts safety and efficiency with order for Data Strategy’s QC-Check

17/04/2018 - Business News

UK – Data Strategy’s Iain Roche and White Light’s technical director Dave Isherwood shook hands at ProLight+Sound in Frankfurt on a deal for the first of a planned total of four to six QC-Check workstations, incorporating PAT4 and CAB5 PAT and Cable Test Processors from joint partners, Out Board. QC-Check’s test database and logging software will be fully integrated into WL’s InspHire asset management system, which will provide real-time tracked test results for the company’s entire hire inventory.

First Hillsong Church in Asia Lit with Chauvet Professional

17/04/2018 - Production News

Indonesia – Multi-platinum and Dove Award-winning recording group Hillsong UNITED have told interviewers that their sixth studio album “Wonder” was inspired in part by the things they’ve experienced visiting new places. It is very fitting, then, that the world-famous group recorded some songs on their new record in Bali, home of their church’s first campus in Asia.

Arena Provide New Hospitality Area at Aintree’s Randox Health Grand National Festival

17/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Arena was pivotal to The Jockey Club’s transformation of Aintree Racecourse for the 2018 Randox Health Grand National Festival; this year adding an all new high-specification hospitality area: The Silver Birch.

Aqua Water Displays Pay Dividends for PR Lighting

17/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – PR Lighting presented one of its most expansive displays yet at this month’s Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt.

Sennheiser supplies wireless Digital 6000 microphones to Eurovision Song Contest

17/04/2018 - Production News

Portugal – As a technical supplier to the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, audio specialist Sennheiser has supplied Digital 6000 wireless microphones and 2000 series wireless monitors to the world’s largest live music event, hosted by Rádio e Televisão de Portugal (RTP). With rehearsals ongoing since 22nd April, the equipment is already in heavy use in Lisbon’s Altice Arena and the ESC press centre.

New vacancy triple-play from Taylor-Phillips

17/04/2018 - Business News

UK – Taylor-Phillips Recruitment, the recruitment division of etnow.com, brings you the best new vacancies across the full spectrum of the Entertainment Technology sector.

Jands Vista's Performance Hailed on Bury Court Opera's Production of 'Giulio Cesare'

17/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Jands Vista's flexible hardware and time-saving user interface provided the perfect tool to control a cutting-edge lighting design for Bury Court Opera's modern production of Handel's masterpiece, 'Giulio Cesare'.

No Kidding: Showtime Sound LLC is Now an all L-Acoustics Sound System Provider

16/04/2018 - Production News

USA – There’s nothing funny about the comedy business: when everything is riding on the set-up and the punch line, the sound has to be absolutely perfect. That’s why the top-earning comics on tour today – names like Amy Schumer and Kevin Hart – have looked to Frederick, Maryland based Showtime Sound LLC and its president/CEO, Scott Tydings, to make sure that their audiences “get it.”

Universal Live Invests in Next Generation Hippotizer Plus Video Control Solutions via A.C. Entertainment Technologies

16/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Audio-Visual solutions provider, Universal Live Ltd has added two cutting-edge Green Hippo Hippotizer V4 Boreal+ media servers to its hire stock, to provide its clients with the most advanced video solutions to fulfil their technical and creative needs on its latest AV projects.

Urgent response needed for EU Commission Eco-Design lighting changes

16/04/2018 - Business News

The EU's proposed Eco-Design Working Plan 2016-2019 will require all stage lighting to meet efficiency targets in line with domestic and office lighting, from the very latest LED lighting fixtures to specialist tungsten bulbs which make up the majority of theatre lighting rigs. At present there are three sets of lighting regulations for lighting products but the proposed changes would streamline them into one regulation with no exceptions, taking effect from 2020.

Optocore Festival Box Allows all Protocols to Tunnel Over the Same Fibre

16/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – With the festival season fast approaching, Optocore chose the recent Frankfurt Prolight+Sound Show to launch its new Festival Box, which celebrated its world premiere with a well-attended press launch.

Asia Pacific's Largest Outdoor Video Screen Relies on IC Live

16/04/2018 - Project News

Hong Kong – Designing an outdoor audio installation in an urban environment always presents some unique challenges, not least the need to combat traffic noise and the general din of city life without offending noise pollution laws. Those challenges become all the more profound when the installation is one of the most visible AV projects in the island's history, located on one of Hong Kong's busiest thoroughfares-the creation of Asia Pacific's biggest LED screen.

Cirque Robe Wows the Crowds at Prolight

16/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Robe enjoyed an incredibly busy and successful Prolight+Sound 2018 expo, which saw its exhibition live show concept taken to new levels with ‘Cirque Robe’, a colourful, high-energy six-minute performance spectacle and circus style presentation with a cast of 11, designed to highlight the Czech manufacturer’s latest lighting technologies.

FBT looks to its Shadow with fire resistant upgrades

16/04/2018 - Equipment News

FBT’s renowned all-weather Shadow series of enclosures is benefiting from significant upgrades that will make the range suitable for use in emergency and evacuation applications. Now offering full EN54-24 certification as well as a new rotomoulded enclosure in polypropylene with 5VB flame resistance classification, the newly updated series will be showcased at Frankfurt Pro Light + Sound 2018.

DiGiCo, Avid and Lawo join the d&b Soundscape family bringing seamless console integration to the revolutionary system processor

13/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – As the d&b Soundscape continues to draw attention worldwide, d&b audiotechnik has announced a series of landmark integrations between Soundscape’s central DS100 signal engine and digital mixing consoles from leading manufacturers DiGiCo , Avid and Lawo. The announcement was made at live mixing sessions showing the console workflows & mixing live multitrack recordings at a large-scale demonstration venue at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt.

Events United Meets Connection Challenges with Chauvet Professional

13/04/2018 - Production News

USA – The Fortune 1000 company Connection, Inc. rose to the highest levels of corporate success in the US by helping businesses find innovative solutions to high-tech challenges. Early this February, the multi-billion-dollar company was itself the recipient of some astute outside-the-box assistance, when Events United helped it create a memorable setting for its annual kick-off meeting, despite the limited space and unusual room dimensions at the site where the event was held.

Adamson Appoints United Brands GmbH as Exclusive German Distributor

13/04/2018 - Business News

Germany – Adamson Systems Engineering is proud to announce a new partnership with United Brands GmbH, as it takes the position of exclusive distribution partner for the German market.

GLP Blows Up a Storm Force

13/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – GLP’s new Force 120 fan effect fixture is a break from the company’s traditional moving lights and is showing at this year’s Prolight+Sound Show (Hall 4:0, G20).

Late-night London reawakened by Sound Services and Funktion-One

12/04/2018 - Production News

UK – A new venue in London’s East End is reinvigorating UK clubland with a refined focus on technical perfection and substantive musical experiences.

Meyer Sound Supports Groundbreaking Conference on Sound in Architecture at MAAT Museum in Lisbon

12/04/2018 - Event News

Portugal – Meyer Sound was a key collaborator for RESONATE: Thinking Sound and Space, a ground-breaking conference that brought together architects, acoustical engineers, sound artists, journalists, museum directors and students for a unique and wide-ranging exchange of ideas and inspiration. Focused exclusively on the role of sound in architectural space, the full-day programme was co-organised by reSITE, a Prague-based non-profit platform acting to improve the urban environment, and MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) in Lisbon, Portugal that hosted the event.

Clair Brothers to Unveil 10SPOT Hybrid Loudspeaker at Prolight + Sound 2018

12/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Clair Brothers is at it again, creating yet another innovative loudspeaker that breaks new ground and moves the audio industry ever forward. This year, it’s the 10SPOT, designed as an ultimate hybrid loudspeaker that combines Clair Brothers Curved Array Technology together with its One Series coaxial horn technology. The result is a unique form factor loudspeaker that occupies little visual space while covering listening areas more coherently than the average conventional point sources.

BackStage Pass: Reflections on Life in the Theatre

12/04/2018 - Business News

BackStage Pass has announced the release of the fifth in the ongoing series of video interviews with people who have helped create the history and shape the future of the live entertainment industry. David Hale and David Hearn, through their academic and professional careers, as well as their work developing the foundation of the performer flying industry, are two such people.

Davey Taylor Runs Ultra Festival Rig for Empire of the Sun with ChamSys

12/04/2018 - Production News

USA – From the fantastical other-worldly stage setting with its psychedelic video images that unfolded like blossoming flowers, to the dancers dressed like plants and pink Valkyries, Empire of the Sun’s 23rd March performance at Ultra Music Festival offered all the visual magic that fans crave from this Australian electronic music duo. But for Davey Taylor, the band’s long-time lighting designer, their appearance on the popular Live Stage represented something of a challenge, since the festival rig did not have his customary complement of colour mixing fixtures.

Million Dollar Quartet Tours with Allen & Heath

12/04/2018 - Production News

USA – An Allen & Heath dLive S Class S5000 with DM64 MixRack played a leading role on the tech crew for the Million Dollar Quartet’s recent North American tour. Part theatre, part rock-and-roll concert, the show tells an amazing story of a day in 1956 when Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley performed together at Sam Phillips’ Sun Records studio.

d&b SL-Series – the GSL System introduced at Prolight + Sound 2018

12/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Prolight + Sound 2018 sees the launch of the d&b audiotechnik SL-Series, GSL System, a new loudspeaker system sitting right at the top of the company product portfolio. The team at d&b frequently discussed larger loudspeakers sitting above their current product range – a system ‘big’ in more than one dimension. Due consideration of this put a challenging set of attributes for the SL-Series squarely on the table, just delivering ‘bigger’ not being enough to satisfy the d&b tenacity.

Barco introduces budget-friendly modular LCD video wall

12/04/2018 - Equipment News

Barco is launching a new tiled LCD video wall. The OverView KVD5521B is a price-competitive tiled LCD system for video wall applications, destined to further strengthen the company's position in the LCD video wall market. Compatible with any VESA mounting structure, it presents some of the benefits recently introduced in the award-winning Barco UniSee platform. These include a modular structure for easy maintenance, noiseless operation, automatic colour and brightness calibration, and the option of operating the power supply remotely.

VERTUS takes to the road as FBT expands range

12/04/2018 - Equipment News

Increased demand for an easy to set-up, sonically superior portable sound reinforcement system has prompted FBT to introduce a new version of the renowned VERTUS CLA60A active column array. Boasting the same impeccable audio performance as the original but with new features designed to aid mobile users, the new VERTUS CLA 406.2A and VERTUS CLA 206A active columns are receiving their official launch at Frankfurt Pro Light + Sound 2018.

Sennheiser and Neumann showcase new audio products at NAB

12/04/2018 - Event News

USA – Sennheiser and Neumann will bring their full portfolio of audio production tools to NAB, including new microphone and headset solutions. The companies’ stand (C1307) will show tailor-made audio solutions for mobile journalism, news gathering, film productions, studio work and monitoring, in addition to presenting the AMBEO range of products for VR and AR productions.

GLP Impression FR1: Power and Versatility in Ultra-Compact Package

12/04/2018 - Equipment News

Germany – The GLP impression FR1, which receives its European premiere at the Prolight+Sound Show (Hall 4:0, G20) brings a powerful new level of versatility and quality with one of the most compact automated lighting packages available today.

ETC’s Eos console family gets new Element and focus remote hardware

11/04/2018 - Equipment News

With an accessible programming interface and a focus on hands-on fader control, Element has long been a go-to controller for conventional rigs and smaller venues around the world. Now, with the release of Element 2, the entry-level Eos® family console gets a major upgrade.

Claypaky on Architects’ Alexandra Palace Show is A Match Made in Heaven

11/04/2018 - Production News

UK – British metalcore band Architects recently played their biggest show to date at London’s 10,400 capacity Alexandra Palace as part of their current European and North American tour. Long-term lighting and show designer, Paul McAdams, designed the production’s high-energy ‘lunar’ lighting and set, selecting the Claypaky Mythos and Claypaky A.leda B-EYE K10 fixtures as key tools in his lighting arsenal.

Andy Rushing Lights The Belonging Church Birthday with Chauvet Professional

11/04/2018 - Production News

USA – Being located in the heart of America’s country music capital, it’s only natural that The Belonging Church would count quite a few musicians as congregation members. On any given Sunday, the music that resonates through this former-warehouse-turned-house-of-worship rivals an arena concert. The light shows that accompany these performances are equally impressive, because as it turns out, gifted musicians aren’t the only talents attending what one local writer described as Nashville’s “church for creatives.”

Philips Vari-Lite’s VL2600 Series sets new standards for performance and ROI

11/04/2018 - Equipment News

The new Philips VL2600 range of LED moving head luminaires from Philips Entertainment Lighting has been designed as a smaller, brighter and lighter LED alternative to the popular VL2500 spot and wash moving heads, the long-time industry favourites in mid-sized professional show lighting applications.

Philips Vari-Lite introduces a unique effects fixture, the VL800 BeamLine

11/04/2018 - Equipment News

The new VL800 BeamLine from Philips Entertainment Lighting is an LED effects luminaire offering unique, dynamic looks which will appeal to lighting designers working in show environments of all kinds. The first LED effects unit from the Philips Vari-Lite brand, it produces a distinctive, collimated, flat sheet of light in a 3.5° beam with advanced movement, colour control and pixel-mapping capabilities.

GLP Impression S350 Offers Unparalleled Features in Mid-Range Class

11/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – GLP has earmarked Prolight+Sound for the first official showing of its impression S350. Offering an unparalleled feature set in the mid-range class, visitors will have the opportunity to see it in action at the booth (4:0, G20).

DiGiCo releases 32-bit DAC – The ultimate ‘Stadius’ D-A Converter

11/04/2018 - Event News

Germany - Following the huge success of the 32-bit 'John Stadius' Mic Pre-Amp, ProLight + Sound 2018 will see DiGiCo reveal the ultimate ‘Stadius’ D-A Converter; the 32-bit DAC.

DiGiCo Opens Up the SD Range with Generic OSC control

11/04/2018 - Equipment News

As part of the latest SD console release, DiGiCo has implemented Generic OSC (Open Source Control) functionality to allow control of third party OSC protocol devices.

L-ISA Source Control available on DiGiCo SD consoles

11/04/2018 - Equipment News

L-Acoustics’ L-ISA Source Control functionality is now natively integrated into DiGiCo’s SD Range of mixing consoles, adding L-ISA’s object-based mixing technology to the console’s control surface.

DiGiCo shows Quantum 7 at ProLight+Sound 2018

11/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – DiGiCo has announced the working debut of its Quantum 7 software at ProLight + Sound 2018, which will ship at the end of June.

FBT looks to the Horizon with new Vertical Horizontal Array

11/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Developed to meet the increasingly diverse needs of rental companies and systems integrators, the Horizon VHA (Vertical Horizontal Array) series by FBT is set to rewrite the rules of sound reinforcement system design when it debuts at Frankfurt Pro Light + Sound 2018.

Electrosonic EMEA achieves EVERTZ MMA-10G Tier 1 Certification programme

11/04/2018 - Business News

Electrosonic has been awarded Evertz MMA-10G Tier 1 certification. As a certified partner, this certification enables Electrosonic to integrate this solution across the EMEA region.

Allen & Heath Unleashes Prime Performance with New I/O

10/04/2018 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has unveiled new PRIME I/O modules for its flagship dLive mixing system.

Disney in Concert Sounds Awesome with DPA Microphones

10/04/2018 - Production News

Germany, Switzerland & Austria – The superlative sound provided by DPA microphones helped thousands of people in Germany, Switzerland and Austria enjoy a night to remember when they attended Disney In Concert, a series of 15 musical events that took place in major arenas over a period of four weeks.

Stage Tec becomes latest RAVENNA Partner

10/04/2018 - Equipment News

In an announcement made at both NAB and ProLight&Sound 2018, Stage Tec has become the latest manufacturer to join the RAVENNA partnership. The Berlin-based manufacturer of professional audio mixing consoles and routers is one of the leading pioneers in the transition from analogue to digital audio technology. In the 25 years of its existence, Stage Tec has set new standards in digital technology with continuous development and innovation.

Audient iD14’s London Stage Debut: Sound Design at the Barbican – Now On!

10/04/2018 - Production News

UK – This month sees one of Audient’s USB audio interfaces, iD14-LE take to the stage in the capable hands of theatre sound designer, Kenan Trevien who is working on Pericles, Prince de Tyr at the Barbican. This Cheek By Jowl production is an adaptation of a rarely seen Shakespeare play directed by award-winning Declan Donnellan in collaboration with Nick Ormerod, and performed in French with English subtitles.

90th Annual Tennessee FFA State Convention Goes Big with Bandit Lites

10/04/2018 - Production News

USA – More than three thousand Future Farmers of America (FFA) members gathered at the 90th Annual Tennessee FFA State Convention to compete and receive recognition for their work throughout the year. Bandit Lites supplied the lighting for the event, including the stage that presented scholarship awards for accomplished FFA members, the presentation for the “Regional Stars” in Agribusiness, State Stars in Agriscience along with skits that celebrated the FFA culture.

TimoTwo – the next generation of wireless DMX - presented at Prolight + Sound

10/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – LumenRadio is taking its patented technology to the next level with the release its new TimoTwomodule. The new TimoTwo will be showcased for the first time at the Prolight+Sound show in Frankfurt.

LumenRadio presents MoonLite – the ultimate 'Swiss army knife' of wireless DMX

10/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – LumenRadio will be presenting a brand new wireless lighting control product at Prolight+Sound show in Frankfurt.

Cadac marks golden anniversary with CDC five launch at Prolight+Sound

10/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – This year Cadac celebrates its 50th anniversary with the launch of the latest model in its groundbreaking CDC digital console series. CDC five – the smallest, most affordable of the touch-screen CDC series – offers a compact mix solution of unparalleled quality and power for small-to-medium sized production companies, freelance mix engineers and fixed installations.

Chauvet Professional Hits Broadway with Michael Stiller’s Rocktopia Design

10/04/2018 - Production News

USA – Unlike all but a handful of other venues in Manhattan’s famed theatre district, the Broadway Theatre is actually located on Broadway. This is far from the only thing that stands out about this big (by Broadway standards) 1,760-seat theatre. Throughout its 94-year history, it has housed trailblazing productions, including the 1943 premiere of Oscar Hammerstein’s Carmen Jones, one of the first musicals to feature an all African-American cast. Years earlier, before it was dedicated exclusively to theatre, it was the site of the first showing of Walt Disney’s cartoon film Steamboat Willie, which introduced the world to Mickey Mouse.

HK Audio set to make the biggest product launch in its history at Prolight + Sound 2018

10/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – HK Audio is preparing to roll out the largest product launch in the firm’s 35+ year history at this year’s Prolight + Sound in Germany. In the last year, HK Audio has taken on a number of new audio specialists, and this new team has been instrumental in the development of the new pro audio range, which will be on display at HK Audio’s main Prolight + Sound booth, located at Hall 3.1 E91.

J&C Joel debuts new products at Prolight + Sound

10/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Leading manufacturer of flame retardant fabrics, drapery and stage engineering solutions, J&C Joel is launching several exciting new products on their stand, A16 in Hall 3 at Prolight + Sound, Messe Frankfurt.

Chroma-Q Unveils Studio Force II Natural Choice for Studio Lighting at Prolight & Sound 2018

10/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – The new Chroma-Q Studio Force II, a high intensity tuneable white wash light will make its European trade show debut at Prolight & Sound 2018, Frankfurt, 10th - 13th April 2018.

Version 2 support LD Oli Richards with Sounds Like Friday Night

10/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Version 2 Lights are back on board with lighting director Oli Richards for the second series of Sounds Like Friday Night.

GLP Set to Break New Ground in Frankfurt with Innovative Quartet

10/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – At the end of a record-breaking year, GLP are set to blast off into the new season with a quartet of mouth-watering and ground-breaking solutions for all applications, demonstrating how inventive their engineers and software developers have been. All are guaranteed to fire the imagination of creative production designers.

Barco’s revolutionary LCD video wall platform wins Red Dot: Best of the Best Award for ground-breaking design

10/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Barco has announced that its Barco UniSee LCD video wall platform has been honoured with the prestigious Red Dot: Best of the Best design award. The jury, comprising 40 top designers from all over the world, lauded the platform’s bold and innovative design in support of its overall usability and user-friendliness. The Best of the Best accolade is the highest in the competition, and is the ultimate seal of design quality.

Acoustic Solutions and CUK Audio equip Harrogate Convention Centre with networked Symetrix DSP solution

10/04/2018 - Project News

UK – The Harrogate Convention Centre has been evolving as a conference and events venue since what was then the Spa Rooms hosted the British Medical Association in 1884. The first purpose-built halls were added in 1959, and today HCC is recognised as one of the country’s leading multi-use venues with 147,000 sq ft (13,700 sq m) of completely modular exhibition/event space across nine flat-floored, interconnected halls. In order to bring the venue fully into line with modern standards and expectations, HCC has recently invested in a brand new distributed, networked audio system with a Symetrix DSP backbone and Dante audio networking supplied by CUK Audio and installed by Acoustic Solutions

Lighting up ScotPlant 2018

10/04/2018 - Event News

UK - Leading light and power supplier Morris Site Machinery will light up ScotPlant with innovation taking centre stage. The company has launched six new products in just six months, in a bid to take the industry forward in 2018.

Superfly and TAPFS – Outline’s Latest Design Shines On

10/04/2018 - Production News

UK - Probably the world’s premiere tribute act and certainly the best-known, The Australian Pink Floyd’s 2018 tour marks 30 years of celebrating the music of one of the most influential bands of all time. In those three decades TAPFS has sold in excess of four million concert tickets, performed in 35 countries and were even engaged by legendary Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour to perform at his 50th birthday party.

TP Jobs Board

10/04/2018 - Business News

UK – Marketing and Comms specialist required! Taylor-Phillips Recruitment, the recruitment division of etnow.com, brings the best new vacancies across the full spectrum of the entertainment technology sector.

KOI-USA to launch at LDI 2018

09/04/2018 - Event News

USA – The Knight of Illumination Awards (KOI) committee has announced that the inaugural Knight of Illumination Awards USA (KOI-USA) will launch this year, culminating with a ceremony in Las Vegas on 20th October, timed to coincide with the LDI show.

Sweetest Heart of Mary Church Scores Sweet ICONYX Gen5 Sound System

09/04/2018 - Project News

USA – Founded by a charismatic and provocative priest-the fascinating story is on the church's web site-and dedicated in 1893, the historically Polish Sweetest Heart of Mary Roman Catholic Church is the largest, and arguably the most impressive, Gothic Revival church in the mid-west. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places and, along with St. Josephat church, is part of Mother of Divine Mercy Parish. Services are traditional, with a Schola Cantorum choir, the oldest (1893) Austin pipe organ still in service, and spoken word.

dBs Music Live Sound students master Cave challenge with MLA Mini

09/04/2018 - Production News

UK – There’s something out of the ordinary about doing a gig in a cave. However, when Jonathan Stafford of Cornish band Haunt the Woods approached Plymouth music technology college dBs Music to supply a PA system for their hugely anticipated EP launch gig, it seemed like a perfect challenge for dBs Music’s team Live Sound.

Enhanced “Precision Toolset” for Meyer Sound Leo Family Boosts System Performance and Flexibility

09/04/2018 - Equipment News

Meyer Sound has expanded the “Precision Toolset” accompanying its Leo Family line array systems, adding proprietary Low-Mid Beam Control for assuring uniform front-to-back coverage and improving workflow for maximum efficiency in time-critical touring applications. The “Precision Toolset” is implemented in the latest releases of Meyer Sound’s MAPP XT acoustical prediction program and Compass control software for the Galileo Galaxy network platform. Applicable to the entire Leo Family of loudspeakers, from the flagship Leo to the compact new LINA, the enhanced components help ensure an optimum audience experience using scaleable systems.

Clair Brothers Announces New International Distribution with Pro Audio & Light in Tunisia

09/04/2018 - Business News

Tunisia – Kicking off this month, Clair Brothers welcomes Tunisia’s Pro Audio & Light (P.A.L.) to its growing international sales and distribution network. Recognised for its excellence across the board, P.A.L. is a systems provider, consulting agency, and sole distributor of high-end products to the robust Tunisian entertainment industry. Founded in 2005 in La Marsa, Tunisia, the mission for P.A.L. was, and continues to be, to deliver the best products, expert service and smart solutions at the highest level of what the entertainment production market demands.

Painting with Light Works Smart for Zoo of Life Production

09/04/2018 - Production News

Belgium – Painting with Light has produced a vibrant, inventive visual solution for “Zoo of Life” a production directed by Luc Stevens to celebrate 175 years of Antwerp Zoo, being staged at the new Queen Elizabeth Hall venue in Antwerp.

AudioCP Invests in Adlib and L-Acoustics

09/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Adlib’s Scottish operation continues its active support and strategic partnerships in the region with another sale of premium brands L-Acoustics and DiGiCo to rental company AudioCP, a busy operation based in Glasgow and headed by Scott Young.

Adamson Introduces Advanced Certification Training Program at Prolight + Sound 2018

09/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Adamson Systems Engineering is reinforcing the focus on its global education strategy with the formal introduction of its Advanced Certification training programme at Prolight + Sound 2018.

Robe MegaPointes on Solid Ground for Alex Vargas

09/04/2018 - Production News

Denmark – Danish singer, songwriter and music producer Alex Vargas played a special one-off concert at Copenhagen’s 16,000 capacity Royal Arena, with a set and lighting design by Theis Wermuth of creative visual practice, Create This.

Triple E recruits Richard Black

09/04/2018 - People News

UK – Richard Black has joined stage track and engineering specialist Triple E in a newly created technical sales and marketing role.

NEXT-proaudio launches new Las418 Active at prolight+sound

09/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – NEXT-proaudio has added to its Subwoofer range, the LAs418A, a new 2x18” active reflex subwoofer. Housing two long excursion and very high power B&C 18" drivers, this Subwoofer has been designed to offer ultra-low frequencies at a very high SPL. The new DPA4000 (power module with DSP) can deliver up to 4000W rms with a magnificent precision and punch at incredible SPL. This new enclosure combines optimised acoustic, electro-acoustic and electronic solutions to maximise efficiency.

New ADB Products at PL+S 2018

09/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – The Lexpert family is a range of LED units featuring advanced digital technology and extremely high quality light. The Lexpert fixtures are designed for those who appreciate the advantages of LEDs, but still prefer white light sources: a step towards the future, but with respect for the ways of those who have to use them.

Hog User JoJo Tillmann Wins German Stage Award for Milky Chance Tour

09/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Having recently converted to the Hog 4 console platform, lighting designer JoJo Tillmann is receiving a 2018 Opus Stage Award from the Professional Lighting + Sound Association of Germany as production designer/lighting designer of Milky Chance’s The Blossom Tour. The Opus honours exceptional achievement in theatre and stage production, with a ceremony taking place 12 April 2018 as part of the Prolight + Sound trade show in Frankfurt.

BlackTrax Beta Version 2.3 Demo: Making great shows even better

09/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – At Prolight & Sound (Hall 4, Stand C71) CAST BlackTrax is announcing Version 2.3 of its unique BlackTrax real time tracking system that can help bring new levels of creativity to designers of impactful, complex and memorable events.

ProLights Delivers Exceptional Quality and Value for The Voice of Mongolia

09/04/2018 - Production News

Mongolia – ProLights LED fixtures are helping Mongol TV meet the perfect balance between creative and financial needs for their production of talent TV show, 'The Voice of Mongolia'.

Ampco Flashlight and Pixel Light join forces for Eurovision Song Contest

09/04/2018 - Production News

Portugal – Portuguese National Broadcaster RTP, in a joint effort with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), selected the combination Ampco Flashlight and local Portuguese partner Pixel Light as supplier for lighting, rigging and motion for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal.

Robert Juliat Dalis – the Ultimate Cyclorama for Queensland’s Empire Theatres

09/04/2018 - Project News

Australia – When Ben Hunt, head of lighting at the Empire Theatres, Toowoomba, in Queensland first fired up their new Robert Juliat Dalis LED cyclorama lights, his first impression was ‘finally we’ve found something up to the task’.

Crest Audio debuts new XD-16 and XD-28 small format digital mixers at PL+S 2018

09/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – The new XD-16 and XD-28 digital mixers from Crest Audio set new standards of expandability and functionality for small format, 2U rackmount mixers. Available in either 16- or 28-channel frames, XD Series digital mixers offer optional Dante networking as well as real-time remote control and monitoring from any Android, Windows or iOS device. The vast range of configurations available enables use as a simple FoH mixer, a monitor mixer, a personal monitor mixer or indeed a combination of all three.

The Eclectic Savannah Music Festival Agrees On One Thing: DiGiCo Audio Consoles

09/04/2018 - Production News

USA – The Savannah Music Festival, the largest musical arts event in Georgia and one of the most distinctive cross-genre music festivals in the world, features more than 100 productions over its 17-day run each spring. And at all four of the major venues at the festival, which this year runs from 29th March to 14th April and features artists including the Pat Martino Quintet, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, there is a DiGiCo desk at both front of house and monitors.

Crest Audio ProTour Series amplifiers with integrated DSP and Dante connectivity debut showcased at PL+S 2018

09/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Following the recent European unveiling at ISE 2018, Crest Audio will be showcasing its powerful new Class D ProTour Series power amplifiers at ProLight + Sound 2018. Designed to meet the most demanding requirements of portable and fixed installation audio systems, the ProTour Series delivers high output power, efficient cooling, onboard DSP, Dante network connectivity, and USB/Ethernet connectivity for monitoring and control.

Theatrixx Becomes New AV Stumpfl Screens Distributor for Canada

09/04/2018 - Business News

Canada – AV Stumpfl, the Austrian AV technology manufacturer, recently announced the Canadian company Theatrixx as its official projection screen distributor for Canada.

Versarray PRO powered line array from Crest Audio makes international debut at PL+S 2018

09/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Seen for the first time anywhere, Crest Audio’s revolutionary Versarray PRO powered line array, makes its entrance at ProLight + Sound 2018. Comprising the Versarray PRO VR112 line array element and the VR-PRO 215 sub, Versarray PRO is an ideal choice for all mid-sized line array applications including live entertainment, theatres, houses of worship and more. With integrated Dante audio networking, built-in DSP, innovative flying hardware and world class components, the Versarray PRO powered line array delivers premium quality audio in a versatile, easy-to-set-up, networkable package.

L-Acoustics fortifies Bastionen's cultural ambitions

06/04/2018 - Project News

Denmark – As part of an ambitious rejuvenation project Bastionen, a multi-purpose venue in the municipality of Nyborg, included the installation of an L-Acoustics ARCS WiFo loudspeaker system which allows the venue to provide touring acts with L-Acoustics well-loved sonic signature as its in-house system, while also respecting the venue's community-based budget.

Mobiltechlifts at Prolight & Sound 2018

06/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Mobiltechlifts is geared up and ready to go at this year’s Prolight & Sound exhibition in Frankfurt. The company will be displaying products from its telescopic and multi-purpose lift series that have been designed to safely and conveniently assist with a multitude of lifting chores.

Don’t Let Daddy Know About Robe!

06/04/2018 - Production News

The Netherlands – Don’t Let Daddy Know (DLDK) is one of the biggest international EDM parties taking its cool Ibiza roots and transitioning into a worldwide dance phenomenon known for spectacular production values. The 2018 Amsterdam edition, produced by Dutch7, returned to the renowned Ziggo Dome for two nights, for the first time with creative lighting designed by Bas Knappers from Netherlands based creative practice, Live Legends.

TMB and Company NA offer Technology and Hospitality at Prolight + Sound 2018

06/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – TMB and Company NA will once again partner this year at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt, bringing a blend of fellowship with innovative, high-performance technology. See the latest gear and enjoy the best hospitality throughout the show, plus enjoy the after-hours party at our combined stand, Hall 4.0, E30 and E36, Tuesday, 10th April. 

New Claypaky Products at PL+S 2018

06/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – What would the ultimate followspot be like? A fixture that sees like a human eye, is aware of the stage, knows where the actors are, and follows their movements seamlessly without us having to lift a finger; a light which magically does what seems so obvious: always illuminate the actor.

Chauvet Professional Takes Fixtures to Next Level at Prolight + Sound

06/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – The Chauvet Professional Maverick, Strike and COLORado series of fixtures have earned widespread praise as well as a large following in recent years, thanks to their high output, brightness and reliable performance. Now the company is taking these popular series to the next level by introducing products at Prolight + Sound that open even more creative possibilities for lighting designers.

PRG Harnesses The Power of Alcons LR28 at Prolight+Sound 2018

06/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – One of the highlights of the annual Prolight+Sound trade fair is the presence of the Production Resource Group (PRG). As well as spectacular demonstrations of the latest lighting and sound technologies, the company’s PRG Live Entertainment Awards is the traditional curtain-raiser to the event at Frankfurt Messe. This year an Alcons Audio LR28 larger-format pro-ribbon line-array will ensure that the sound is every bit as memorable as the visuals.

Revolutionary CORE by DPA Amplifier Technology Lifts Award-winning Mics to New Heights at NAB and Musikmesse

06/04/2018 - Event News

USA & Germany – DPA Microphones is known throughout the pro audio, broadcast, live production and recording industries for developing small miniature condenser microphones with unrivalled sound quality for various professional environments. At NAB (Booth C336) and with StudioSzene at Musikmesse (Hall 4.1), DPA will be showcasing its recently launched ‘CORE by DPA’ amplifier technology, that powers its line of d:screet miniature lavalier, d:fine headset and now d:vote 4099 instrument microphones, to create an even clearer sound by lowering overall distortion and expanding the dynamic range.

ROE Visual at P+S 2018

06/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – ROE Visual will be exhibiting at the Prolight + Sound Exhibition in Frankfurt from 10th to 13th April. With new products to showcase and new team members to introduce, the ROE Visual stand will bristle with activity. The ROE Visual stand is in Hall 4.0 C60. Please feel invited to drop by for some coffee and product updates.

Outline’s Superfly Takes Off at PL&S 2018

06/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Leading European designer and manufacturer of professional loudspeaker systems, Outline, announces the launch of its latest concept at prolight+sound 2018.

Powersoft to Shake Up Prolight + Sound with New M-Force

06/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Powersoft will leverage the international platform of this year’s Prolight + Sound show to ensure the widest possible audience their first look at the new M-Force. Announced as M-force 301P01, the unique and innovative transducer has been updated with a series of additional features to simplify the workload of OEM partners and will be unveiled on the Powersoft stand (Hall 3.1 C17).

TiMax groundbreaking spatial audio at PL&S2018

06/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – UK immersive audio and showcontrol specialists Out Board introduce the ground-breaking new TiMax 500S software for TiMax SoundHub, with enhanced programming and show control workflows for rendering and control of live, presentation and experiential spatial reinforcement and immersive audio, including new-look variable day/night skins optimised for outdoor, rehearsal and show conditions.

BroadWeigh Chooses Prolight & Sound to Debut New Products

06/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Industry leader for wireless load cell monitoring brand BroadWeigh is set to unveil some exciting new pieces of kit at this year's Prolight and Sound in Frankfurt including the TwistLink, updated Wind Speed Sensor and a new advanced hand-held.

AV Stumpfl Brings in Chinese Year of the Dog at Hong Kong’s Ocean Park Spectacular

06/04/2018 - Project News

Hong Kong – Honest, just and loyal – such are the key characteristics of the dog, the eleventh of all zodiac animals. Apt then that when Hong Kong based Cosmo Pro AV was engaged for the AV consultation, design and integration for Ocean Park’s new prime theatre space – the Applause Pavilion – it trusted partner AV Stumpfl for a media server solution that would deliver time and again.

Rick Wakeman Records with Allen & Heath dLive

06/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Legendary keyboardist Rick Wakeman recently recorded a live version of his successful 2017 ‘Piano Portraits’ release in front of an audience at Lincoln Cathedral. Long-time Wakeman studio engineer / producer Erik Jordan employed an Allen & Heath dLive system for the project, comprising an S7000 surface with M-Dante card, DM64 MixRack and DX32 Expander, supplied by Tech-Serve Audio Consultants.

EXE Technology at Prolight + Sound 2018

06/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Visit EXE Technology at Prolight + Sound this year, where the new EXE-DST66 (Dynamic Stack Tracks) will be introduced. It is an evolution of DST52 in terms of load capacity and speed. The DST66 series is composed of multi-purpose, built-in rail and trolley systems with modules that can move LED screens, scenery and lights.

PLASA Focus Leeds welcomes big product launches and innovative seminars

06/04/2018 - Event News

UK – PLASA Focus Leeds is bringing the world’s latest entertainment technology to the north of England 1st - 2nd May at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds. Visitors can expect the latest releases from the biggest brands, an array of immersive workshops and leading-edge seminars, covering lighting, live sound, rigging, AV and staging.

North Carolina Museum of Art Amphitheatre Opts for Martin Audio

05/04/2018 - Project News

USA – Nestled in the North Carolina Museum of Art’s Raleigh campus park surrounded by gardens, meadows, woodlands and sculpture, the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Theater is known for its summer concert series featuring a variety of musical ensembles and singer-songwriters such as Rhiannon Giddens, Sheryl Crow, Tegan and Sara and others.

Elation Artiste Picasso – LED profile marries art with engineering

05/04/2018 - Equipment News

From Elation Professional’s award-winning Artiste series of creative, full-featured moving heads comes the Artiste Picasso, an innovative and inspirational theatrical-grade luminaire that connects art to engineering.

Community Loudspeakers Upgrade the Audio for OverEasy

05/04/2018 - Project News

Singapore – The Lo & Behold Group own and operate two OverEasy American-style diners in Singapore, located at Orchard Road and at One Fullerton Road, overlooking the Marina Bay skyline. Wanting a better overall sound experience for OverEasy patrons, and a permanent solution for outdoor space events, the Lo & Behold Group commissioned Electronics & Engineering Pte Ltd to design and install a new audio system for the One Fullerton Road venue.

Anolis for Går du ofta hit, eller? (Do you Go here Often?) art installation in Gothenburg

05/04/2018 - Project News

Sweden – Niklas Pohlman is a freelance lighting designer based in Sweden’s two largest cities, Stockholm and Gothenburg on the east and west coasts of the country and both buzzing commercial and cultural centres. He focuses on lighting artworks and fine art installations, a highly specialised field for which his eye for detail, precision and imagination for how light can bring drama and effect to different materials.

Clair Brothers Rocks Djakarta’s Massive Two-Day EDM Festival

05/04/2018 - Production News

Indonesia – This now famous EDM event, known as Djakarta Warehouse Project (DWP), began humbly in 2008 as a dance club event by entertainment company, Ismaya Live. A hit from the start, the event moved to the Djakarta International Expo (JIExpo) in 2014 and has blossomed, with Clair Brothers as an indispensable ingredient, into an all-out festival that spans two whole days. In 2015, DWP was crowned 'The Best EDM Festival of 2015' by EDM Sauce. Today, DWP is Asia’s second largest two-day dance music festival, boasting more than 90,000 attendees in 2016, with an estimated 20,000 travellers from 39 different countries each year.

ChamSys Announces New QuickQ Console Launch at Prolight + Sound

05/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Now it’s more feasible than ever for programmers of all skill levels to take advantage of the benefits offered by the renowned ChamSys operating system. With the new ChamSys QuickQ consoles, users will get a taste of the power and flexibility that has made the company’s more advanced MagicQ lighting consoles the choice of many of the world’s most prominent designers and programmers.

Elite Multimedia toasts the “Reason to Drink Tour” with rising superstar Cole Swindell

05/04/2018 - Production News

USA – When the award-winning Platinum-selling and ten-time No. 1 hit singer/songwriter Cole Swindell announced plans for his 2018 headlining tour, it was easily his largest to date. Swindell has continued to grow both as an artist and as a touring phenomenon. Looking to now build a high-energy, yet intimate storytelling experience for his first arena headlining tour, Swindell’s production team once again teamed up with the Nashville-based production provider Elite Multimedia for lighting, LED video, and live IMAG video support.

HES SolaHyBeams Provide Three-in-One Lights for G3 World Tour

05/04/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – The G3 2018 world tour needed three different designs for its three distinctive guitarists. Production designer/lighting designer Alastair Watson, who is also the production manager, had a tight budget and a one-truck space constraint. One rig had to do it all. So he specified 16 High End Systems SolaHyBeam 1000s, a hybrid LED fixture offering spot, wash, and animation effects, which effectively gave him three lights in one.

Prolight + Sound 2018: Movecat shows new products in three halls

05/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Movecat is bringing a wealth of new products to this year's Prolight + Sound, displaying on stands in halls 3, 4 and 5 (Hall 3, Stand E39; Hall 4, Stand G51; Hall 5, Stand A73). Among the new products is the Movecat PROstage+ D8 Plus chain hoist, which boasts an outstanding laden-to-unladen weight ratio. Movecat has developed for the D8/D8 Plus market segments a completely new range of electric chain hoists exhibiting an exceptionally high laden-to-unladen weight ratio as well as a new and innovative lifting gear implementation.

Audiologic Appoints Simon Jones as Business Manager

05/04/2018 - People News

UK – Leading provider of audio-visual solutions, Audiologic, has announced the appointment of Simon Jones to the post of business manager. Simon is a highly respected and vastly experienced audio industry professional with wide-ranging skill set, who joins the company after a number of years’ service at Sennheiser. During his career Simon has been immersed in every aspect of audio, from manufacture and servicing through to system design, installation and project management, as well as gaining a thorough understanding of product specification, development and sales. A perfect fit to support Audiologic’s continuing expansion, Simon will take particular interest in supporting the company’s recent distribution deal with QSC.

Hawthorn Out on the Road with Shrek The Musical

05/04/2018 - Production News

UK & Ireland – The record-breaking production of Shrek the Musical has exploded back onto the stage this year on a second UK and Ireland tour and Hawthorn has joined the Shrektacular adventure!

SolaFrame 750s Star Performers on Barnum

05/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Held in London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, Barnum marked the UK theatrical debut of High End Systems’ SolaFrame 750. The production ran from November until March; lighting designer Philip Gladwell specified the fixtures for the show, placing them on the balcony circle over the stage.

J&C Joel to showcase new products at Prolight + Sound

05/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Leading manufacturer of flame retardant fabrics, drapery and stage engineering solutions, J&C Joel is preparing to showcase a number of innovative new products at this year’s Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt.

James Thomas Engineering at Prolight + Sound 2018

05/04/2018 - Event News

Germany - James Thomas Engineering will be attending this year’s Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt with an exciting new range of products, JTE will be on the Area Four Industries stand located in Hall 3.0 Stand D71.

Black Light invests in High End Systems

05/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Edinburgh-based lighting, sound and AV company, Black Light, is continuing its relationship with ETC by acquiring 26 High End Systems SolaFrame 750s to their already impressive hire stock.

Allen & Heath dLive Integrates Shure Wireless Control

05/04/2018 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath and Shure have announced a new collaboration to enable native monitoring and control of Shure’s ULX-D and QLX-D wireless systems from Allen & Heath’s flagship dLive digital mixing systems.

Vocals Shine at Ursuline

05/04/2018 - Project News

UK – Founded in 1903, the Ursuline Academy in Ilford is a Catholic comprehensive school for girls aged 11-19, that delivers high quality education and pastoral care with an inclusive and community-focused ethos. As well as aiming to provide its students with the best possible facilities in which to develop their talents, in common with most educational establishments, the school also hires out a range of spaces and equipment to outside organisations. Not only does this offer the surrounding community a useful venue for a variety of functions but also brings in useful revenues to be re-invested for the benefit of the students. For both internal and external use, it is essential that the facilities and equipment are of the highest standards, both to enhance the learning experience of the students and meet the standards expected by hirers. The school’s business manager, Karen Bevan, recently conducted a review of the facilities and concluded that the school’s AV provision was in urgent need of attention. The systems in place had become outdated and no longer worked properly, causing much frustration to end-users, who for the most part had given up even attempting to use them.

Chroma-Q Color Force II has All the Looks for Where We Live Arts Programme at St. Patrick's Festival Dublin

05/04/2018 - Production News

Ireland – The multi award-winning Chroma-Q Color Force II luminaire helped lighting designer Sarah Jane Shiels to achieve a diverse range of show looks for the 'Where We Live' arts programme – a highlight at this year's St. Patrick's Festival, Dublin.

Mods Art to Distribute KLANG:technologies 3D Personal Monitor Mixing Systems in Italy

05/04/2018 - Business News

Italy - KLANG:technologies has announced the appointment of Mods Art as distributor for its advanced range of 3D personal monitor mixing systems in Italy.

Fineline Supplies LED Screen for Teenage Cancer Trust Shows at RAH

05/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Bristol-based lighting and video rental specialist Fineline was the LED screen supplier for the 2018 Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) shows at the Royal Albert Hall, which has seen another series of show-stopping performances and unique collaborations which help raise awareness and funds for the charity.

Star China’s arena solutions

04/04/2018 - Production News

China – Star Events’ technology and inspiration was on the menu at a lunch for major promoters, production suppliers and principal venues in Shanghai recently.

Chauvet Professional Accents Emotional Elements at Fairhaven Church Easter Services

04/04/2018 - Production News

USA – For Jacob VanVlymen, the uplifting Easter lighting display he created this year for the 7,000-member Fairhaven Church was really the second piece of a two-part design. The power of his Easter Sunday lighting grew out of the work he did 72 hours earlier for his church’s Maundy Thursday service, which commemorates the events leading up to the crucifixion. “Taken together, the Thursday and Sunday services embody the meaning of Easter,” he said. “They take worshippers from anguish and pain to hope and renewal.”

Visit MILOS at Prolight + Sound 2018

04/04/2018 - Event News

Germany - MILOS is set to make another big splash at this year’s Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt with exciting new MILOS products! They will be found at the Area Four Industries stand located in Hall 3.0 Stand D71.

Austin Powers Up for SXSW 2018 with Allen & Heath

04/04/2018 - Production News

USA – Allen & Heath digital mixers were once again in abundance at this year’s South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas.

Historic Tallinn theatre chooses ETC

04/04/2018 - Project News

Estonia – Built in the 14th century, the unusually shaped Hobuveski building in Tallinn, Estonia originally served as a mill and was later used for storage. In 2003, the circular structure was converted into a theatre and events venue, and has since become recognised as one of the most extraordinary theatres in Europe. A recent refurbishment saw the installation of state-of-the-art technology, including a Gio @5 console, ColorSource luminaires and Sensor3 power control from ETC.

Hawthorn Shoot for the Stars at BBC Worldwide Showcase 2018

04/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Over 700 international television buyers from across the globe recently headed to ACC Liverpool for BBC Worldwide Showcase, the world’s largest international television market hosted by a single distributor. Taking place on 18th - 21st February, the event brought together producers, talent and BBC executives as well as Britain’s most successful creatives. For the 12th year running, creative technical event production expert Hawthorn supported BBC Worldwide to showcase its premium programmes, delivering two hotly-anticipated evening events.

d&b Soundscape brings Mouse on Mars’ MIT album launch to life

04/04/2018 - Production News

USA – As the newly launched d&b Soundscape system continues its worldwide roll-out, it is inevitably finding itself in all kinds of creative and inspirational company. One such liaison is with acclaimed Berlin-based experimental electronic pop outfit, Mouse on Mars.

DARTZ, Paladin, Chorus Line Light Monster Energy Outbreak Tour with DJ Kayzo

04/04/2018 - Production News

USA – 2018’s Monster Energy Outbreak Tour is on the road with DJ Kayzo headlining and a full complement of new Elation Professional lighting fixtures hyping the rhythms of one of dance music’s newest and most sought after EDM DJs.

Zero 88 at Prolight 2018

04/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Eaton’s Zero 88 is looking forward to a busy Prolight+Sound expo in Frankfurt, where, on Stand B50 in Hall 3.0, the specialist UK-based lighting control manufacturer will highlight a range of innovative and exciting lighting control products including its award-winning, flagship FLX console range.

ArKaos at Prolight+Sound 2018

04/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Media solutions and control specialist ArKaos highlights its newly launched MediaMaster 5.2 software, the latest edition of its signature powerful and flexible real-time video control platform, on stand C67 in Hall 3.0 at Prolight+Sound 2018.

Robe Presents “Cirque” at Prolight+Sound 2018

04/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – Some big surprises can be expected on Booth D80 in Hall 3.0, as Robe promises to deliver another show-stopping and spectacular stand design, complete with an amazing live show that will stun, amaze and entertain visitors, plus an array of innovative and exciting new products.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark with Bandit Lites

04/04/2018 - Production News

USA – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD) is out on the road with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. The British electronic music band, comprising Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper and Stuart Kershaw, has been a staple in the synthpop scene even nearly 40 years after their debut performance in Liverpool.

Triple E structure cast as capital Pleasance theatre

04/04/2018 - Project News

UK – The curtain goes up at Pleasance Theatre’s third London theatre space next month, 80-seat temporary structure Downstairs.

Altman Lighting gears up for Prolight + Sound 2018 in Hall 3.0 Stand B81

04/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – As the halls to the Messe Frankfurt Exhibition Center open on 10th April for Prolight + Sound 2018, Altman Lighting will be in Hall 3.0 Stand B81 to showcase a number of innovative theatrical and architectural design solutions. With the Prolight + Sound debut of the new AP-150 PAR RGBW luminaire, Altman Lighting will also be highlighting its popular Spectra Cyc family of wash luminaires, the versatile Chalice 70W LED downlight, the expansive Gallery LED Series, and their award-winning PHX LED profile and zoom spot ellipsoidals.

Cory Pattak Expands Sensory Side of “ONCE” with Chauvet Professional

04/04/2018 - Production News

USA – Every evening, a half hour before the curtain went up on “ONCE” during its January to March run at the John W. Engeman Theatre, the audience was welcome to step on stage for drinks at the 'bar' that’s at the centre of this Tony Award-winning musical. That was only the beginning of the immersive experience that awaited them. With an enchanting, impressionistic set and actors who not only sang, but also played musical instruments on stage, the show invited theatre goers to set aside their normal expectations of a musical and embark on a uniquely engaging journey.

Renkus-Heinz ICONYX is Spot On at Washington University

04/04/2018 - Project News

USA – Founded in 1917 as the School of Commerce and Finance, the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis was one of the first business schools in the United States. Olin's Knight and Bauer Halls opened in May 2014, offering large tiered and flat classrooms and converging around the Frick Forum, a three-storey glass atrium that hosts town-hall meetings, speakers, and other events. Videos, broadcasts of sporting events, and other programming play on a 16-foot rear-screen video system on the first floor. A broad central staircase that also serves as casual seating rises to the second floor. Except for video soundtracks, the sound system mostly reinforces speech.

Audient's Partnership with SAE Institute Continues to Grow with Latest German Install

04/04/2018 - Project News

Germany “Signal flow is not hard to understand on this console and it sounds great,” says Dominik Kammerer from SAE Institute Deutschland, describing the new ASP8024 Heritage Edition which was installed recently at the Stuttgart campus. “It produces a clear and rich sound and it is really easy to set up.”

Protec honoured to provide an inspirational Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

04/04/2018 - People News

UAE – Protec helped to deliver the glittering, inspirational, opening ceremony of the Special Olympics IX MENA Games 2018.

NEXT-proaudio installs Capitolio in Lisbon

03/04/2018 - Project News

Portugal – A new sound reinforcement system has been designed and installed at Capitolio Theater in Lisbon by Audiomatrix.

PARFect Dodge for Mårtensson Bil

03/04/2018 - Production News

Sweden – Mårtensson Bil (auto) wanted a creative and cool visual and sonic solution to set apart its new Dodge Pickup showroom at their HQ in Helsingborg.

HK Audio set to make the biggest product launch in its history at Prolight + Sound 2018

03/04/2018 - Event News

Germany – HK Audio, one of the leading German manufacturers of PA systems, is preparing to roll out the largest product launch in the firm’s 35+ year history at this year’s Prolight + Sound show in April in Frankfurt, Germany.

Sennheiser and Neumann showcase new audio products at NAB

03/04/2018 - Event News

USA – Sennheiser and Neumann will bring their full portfolio of audio production tools to NAB, including new microphone and headset solutions. The companies’ stand (C1307) will show tailor-made audio solutions for mobile journalism, news-gathering, film productions, studio work and monitoring, in addition to presenting the AMBEO range of products for VR and AR productions.

High End Systems Launches 'Hedgeucation' Season One

03/04/2018 - Standards News

High End Systems has launched Season One of ‘Hedgeucation’, a new online video series that demonstrates how easy it is to learn and use the Hog 4 platform. All episodes can be found on a new landing page on the HES website, www.highend.com/learnhog4.

The Generation Game returned for an Easter treat with Version 2 and LD Oli Richards

03/04/2018 - Production News

UK – Version 2 Lights supported LD Oli Richards with the return of The Generation Game, the classic game show which was originally hosted by Sir Bruce Forsyth, and later by Larry Grayson and Jim Davidson.

Set the stage: with igus’ easy cable management systems at this year’s ABTT show

03/04/2018 - Event News

UK – The show must go on, and this year at Alexandra Palace, igus (Stand B30) will be on hand to help make sure it does! Specialised igus product managers will be demonstrating technology innovations made with the modern theatre in mind. The exhibition, which runs from 6th – 7th June, is a significant date in the calendar for professionals working with pro audio, lighting, broadcast, AV, rigging and stage technologies.

JBL Professional Pro SoundBar PSB-1 shipping in the UK and Ireland

03/04/2018 - Equipment News

Sound Technology Ltd, distributor of Harman Professional audio solutions in the UK & Ireland, has announced the immediate availability of the JBL Professional Pro SoundBar PSB-1.

Prodigy tours with HSL and Martin by Harman Atomic 3000 LED

03/04/2018 - Production News

UK - Some 27 years after exploding onto the big-beat electronic scene, Prodigy recently embarked on another wild tour. Lighting and set designer Tim Fawkes was tasked with creating a fresh regime of visual anarchy. He chose to work with UK rental specialist HSL as his preferred vendor and, among the inventory supplied, was a large number of Martin by Harman Atomic 3000 LED strobes.

LITEC at Prolight + Sound 2018

03/04/2018 - Event News

Germany - LITEC is set to make another big splash at this year’s Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt with exciting new LITEC products. Visitors can find LITEC at the Area Four Industries stand located in Hall 3.0 Stand D71.