News Archive for June 2018

MBC Fills its New Studios with Rosco LED Technology

29/06/2018 - Project News

Middle East – The Middle East broadcaster MBC Group has opened new studios in Dubai, UAE and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Both studios utilised cutting edge technology, including Silk LED Soft Lights, Braq Cube WNC LED Fixtures and almost 4km of RoscoLED Tape VariColor, to integrate seamlessly ancient traditions of Islamic architecture and contemporary design into their state-of-the-art broadcast facility.

Indochine is RoboSpotted

29/06/2018 - Production News

France – Lighting designer Thomas Dechandon of the 4eleven collective created a stunning show for French superstar pop-rock band Indochine’s recent tour, including over 200 Robe moving lights on the rig with MegaPointes, Spiiders, LEDBeam 150s, plus a six-way RoboSpot remote followspotting system that was run by three operators.

Penn State University’s Eisenhower Auditorium Welcomes New Era with Meyer Sound Leo Family

29/06/2018 - Project News

USA – Penn State University notched up the technical capabilities for its performing arts programmes with the recent installation of a Meyer Sound Leo Family reinforcement system in Eisenhower Auditorium, the flagship facility of the Center for the Performing Arts on the main campus in State College, Pennsylvania. At a school renowned for its Nittany Lions athletic teams, the new state-of-the-art reinforcement system is appropriately anchored by 24 Lyon line array loudspeakers.

MDR Sound and Lighting Transforms Te Auaha Student Theatre with Chauvet Professional Ovation

29/06/2018 - Project News

New Zealand – Right in the heart of this nation’s capital stands Te Auaha, a new state-of-the-art university campus that provides a home to students of creative disciplines such as photography, film production, performing arts, visual arts and music. Supporting the wide variety of productions at the school’s 200-seat theatre auditorium is a carefully planned LED lighting rig that features a large collection of Chauvet Professional fixtures installed by MDR Sound and Lighting, including 12 Ovation F-915FC Fresnel, 12 Ovation F-165WW, ten Ovation E-910FC LED and ten Maverick MK2 Spot fixtures.

EM Acoustics expands manufacturing

29/06/2018 - Business News

UK – British loudspeaker manufacturer, EM Acoustics, has significantly expanded its manufacturing facility in Surrey. Part of the expansion includes the investment in new high-tech machinery to enable much more of the manufacturing process to be performed in house.

Stage Electrics Equips the Stamford Shakespeare Company Ahead of its 50th Year

29/06/2018 - Project News

UK – Stage Electrics have supplied the Stamford Shakespeare Company with a new Altair wireless communication system ahead of their summer season of plays. The Stamford Shakespeare Company is an amateur theatre group, who perform at the distinctive Rutland Open Air Theatre, within the grounds of Tolethorpe Hall, Stamford.

d&b ArrayProcessing drives audio renaissance for French theatre

29/06/2018 - Project News

France – Not far from the major port city of Caen in the Normandy region of north-west France, lies the small town of Mondeville. Despite its close proximity to Caen, Mondeville enjoys its own mayor, town hall and local services, including the municipally owned La Renaissance theatre, now the proud owner of a new d&b audiotechnik sound system solution.

ETC lights up Geneva International Motor Show 2018

29/06/2018 - Production News

Switzerland – The Geneva International Motor Show attracts more than 700,000 visitors every year and hosts the largest and most renowned car manufacturers from around the globe. It is one of the world’s three most prestigious and influential car shows, alongside the Detroit Auto Show and the IAA in Frankfurt. This year in Geneva, Source Four fixtures from ETC were among the luminaires selected to highlight the new models unveiled by premium car manufacturers Mercedes-Benz and Audi.

Triplex joins Adamson Network

29/06/2018 - Business News

UK – Triplex is the latest company to become an Adamson certified re-seller and rental partner appointed by Adamson’s UK distributor The Warehouse.

DiGiCo SD12 reaches Utopia

29/06/2018 - Production News

Europe – Björk’s ninth studio album, Utopia, was announced last summer, with the promise of a supporting tour this year. That tour kicked off with the two special ‘dress rehearsals’ (an apt description, as the ethereal costumes and backdrop for the tour are as eye-catching as the music is captivating) in April in Háskólabío Theater in the artist’s native Iceland. Headline appearances at the All Points East festival in London and Primavera Sound in Barcelona followed in May, with We Love Green Festival in Paris and Northside Festival in Arhus in June. A run of own headline shows will follow for July, including The Eden Project UK, Gent, Rättvik, Helsinki and Rome. Front of House engineer John Gale joined Utopia’s touring team during its production stage in March, choosing a DiGiCo SD12 as his preferred method of control, that rental company CS Audio purchased from SSE Audio Group.

High-Tech Calvary Chapel Las Vegas Mixes with Allen & Heath

29/06/2018 - Project News

USA – Calvary Chapel Las Vegas is a missions and outreach focused church with a highly capable technical crew that supports five worship services each week using an Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system in their main worship space and an Allen & Heath GLD-80 digital mixer in a smaller chapel. Vocalists and musicians in both spaces use Allen & Heath ME-1 personal monitor mixers.

Saville proud to be part of the A Team for VIP Dermot O’Leary and Ed Sheeran fund raising gig at London Irish Centre

29/06/2018 - Production News

UK - Global superstar, Ed Sheeran joined TV favourite, Dermot O’Leary this June for an exclusive fundraising evening which took place at The London Irish Centre (LIC), Camden. Saville designed and delivered the event production for ‘An Evening with Dermot O’Leary and Ed Sheeran and special guests,’ together with a creative concept and dynamic set and staging fit for the musical megastar.

KOI-USA 2018 Announces Judging Panel for Concert Touring & Events Category

29/06/2018 - Event News

USA – The inaugural American Knight of Illumination Awards (KOI-USA), which brings this renowned celebration of the achievements of show lighting and video designers to the United States for the first time, has announced the full judging panel for the five awards in the Concert Touring & Events category.

ROE Academy Opens its Doors in Europe

29/06/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – After a series of successful training events held at ROE Visual USA, ROE Visual brings the ROE Academy to Europe. The ROE Academy is initiated to support customers and users with the best and most authoritative and up-to-date knowledge on LED solutions and applications available.

Barco video walls prove best for Korea’s top nationwide broadcaster

28/06/2018 - Project News

Korea – In an exciting collaboration, Chosun Broadcasting Company has chosen Barco video walls as backdrop for its TV Chosun News studio. These installations bring a lot of opportunities with it; TV Chosun News is at the highest level of broadcasting authority in Korea and airs nationwide. VIP visitors from many industries are regulars in the studios and now witness Barco solutions performing perfectly for the number-one broadcaster. The eye-catching image quality delights and the seamless technology speaks for itself when seen in use, opening up marketing opportunities in every direction.

Team UP

28/06/2018 - Production News

Belgium – Prolific Belgian TV and stage entertainment producers Studio 100 asked Painting with Light to design lighting and video, including content creation, for their 2018 Ketnet (Children’s TV channel) musical Team UP which played to sold out crowds in four major cities around Belgium.

Star supports LIFT Festival’s Fly By Night spectacular

28/06/2018 - Production News

UK – Star Events supplied the best seats in the house, and more besides, for Fly By Night, artist Duke Riley’s spellbinding show featuring 1,500 pigeons wearing tiny LEDs, which took flight in Thamesmead at the weekend.

Ashly nX Series Amp Takes on the 70-Volt System at The Harker School’s New Auditorium

28/06/2018 - Project News

USA – The Harker School is a non-profit private school in San Jose, California. It serves grades Pre-K through 12 across four campuses that all accelerate education via state-of-the-art facilities and instructional methods. Recently, The Harker School completed construction of the Rothchild Performing Arts Center on its Saratoga campus for high school students. The centre includes a 450-seat theatre, a scene shop, dressing rooms, and numerous classroom spaces of varying sizes, including many smaller rooms for individual instrument lessons. A paging system installed by local A/V integration firm PCD. and built on the dependable 24/7/365 performance of an Ashly nX8002 multi-mode amplifier ties the different spaces in the Rothchild PAC together.

Richard Kay Goes Rogue for Alphaville at Whisky a Go Go

28/06/2018 - Production News

USA – It isn’t very often that a live music venue gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but then nothing about Whisky a Go Go can be described as “ordinary.” Since opening its doors in January 1964, the club on Hollywood’s famous Sunset Strip has served as a launching pad for a galaxy of rock legends. At one time, The Doors were the house band here. The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Guns N’ Roses, Van Halen, Linkin Park, Mötley Crüe, Soundgarden, System Of A Down and many other future stars from every rock genre and era made names for themselves at this 500-capacity venue.

MIX From Rosco and DMG Lumière – Be a Part of the Colour Evolution

28/06/2018 - Equipment News

Since the dawn of coloured cinema, set lighting professionals have put Rosco gels on tungsten or daylight balanced fixtures to create coloured light. That time-honoured process has recently shifted to colour-mixing LED technology, which has its own limitations. MIX, like any fixture engineered by DMG Lumière, was designed by technicians for technicians to address the issues that set lighting crew members have voiced about the colour-mixing LED fixtures they’re working with today. The features of the new MIX LED technology provide superior colour, easy-to-use control interfaces and other innovative solutions that enable film-makers to create the precise colour of light they want while speeding up their workflow.

Allen & Heath dLive Exceeds Expectations with Hayley Kiyoko

28/06/2018 - Production News

North America – Hayley Kiyoko tour engineers Dusty Black (FOH/TM) and Nic Monaco (Monitors/PM) continue to expand their use of the Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system as they set off on their latest summer tour season. Building upon the buzz of Kiyoko's recent hit album release, Expectations, upcoming performances include shows at dozens of arenas across the US and Canada supporting the Panic! At The Disco Pray For The Wicked tour.

Kling-Force Walks the Walk

28/06/2018 - Project News

Belgium – ArKaos continues to expand its work and partnerships in the architainment and commercial creative media installation sectors on a recent project in the international terminal at Brussels’ Zaventem Airport.

Theatres Trust announces 24 influential new Ambassadors committed to championing the past, present and future of live theatre

27/06/2018 - People News

UK – Theatres Trust has announced its first ever list of ambassadors who will work with the organisation to ensure the UK’s theatres are protected and secured for future generations to enjoy.

Northern Lights Shine at the Minster

27/06/2018 - Production News

UK – Artists Ross Ashton and Karen Monid returned to York Minster to deliver an immersive and intricately crafted sonic and visual work ‘Northern Lights’.

Clair Brothers KiTCurve Guides Dreamweavers Sound to Higher Ground

27/06/2018 - Production News

Australia – Dreamweavers is an event production company serving greater Australia as a world-class, full-service force in integrated event creation and production. Dreamweavers is a seasoned team with 150 years of combined experience. Having put on more than 4,000 events in just 15 years, they know well what it means to exceed client expectations of being on time and on budget, all while using the best equipment the industry has to offer, which explains why Clair Brothers is now an integral part of the Dreamweavers arsenal of state-of-the-art gear.

Rio Grande Theatre Moves Forward With Hubbard’s Music and Chauvet Professional

27/06/2018 - Project News

USA – Technological innovation is nothing new at the Rio Grande Theatre. Opened on 29th July, 1926, as a silent movie hall, the two-storey building was retrofitted three years later with sound equipment, making it among the earliest theatres in its state to show 'talkies'. It was also the first business in Las Cruces to be air conditioned.

Light Fantastic Production Services' stock of Robe MegaPointe fixtures for a variety of prestigious live events

27/06/2018 - Production News

UK – Having made a significant investment in Robe MegaPointe fixtures to extend its growing lighting inventory, Light Fantastic has been keeping these incredibly versatile, powerful fixtures busy throughout the spring season.

RCI Lights Up Baltimore Harbor with EAW

27/06/2018 - Production News

USA – Light City Baltimore is an annual event that takes place at the Baltimore Harbor celebrating light, music and innovation. This year the Baltimore Office of Production and Arts decided to add a new stage to the event – Club Light City – to showcase DJ sets in Kaufman Pavilion by Rash Field. The organisation tapped Baltimore-based RCI Systems to provide sound reinforcement for the new music venue.

ADB joins W-DMX OEM family

27/06/2018 - Equipment News

Wireless Solution Sweden has announced that ADB Stage Lighting has joined W-DMX’s OEM family.

SGM Rail Lights at London Science Museum

26/06/2018 - Production News

UK – White Light was recently chosen to oversee a bespoke lighting installation in the Making the Modern World gallery, one of the flagship galleries at the Science Museum, London. The gallery features some of the Museum’s most remarkable objects, and iconic artefacts, such as the Apollo 10 Command Module and the first-ever Apple computer, are now illuminated by SGM’s R-2 Rail Lights.

Robe is Non Stop Live with Vasco Rossi

26/06/2018 - Production News

Italy - “It’s a rock & roll show,” yelled Italian superstar Vasco Rossi repeatedly about a third into his epic set at the Stadio San Nicola in Bari, although there was ever any doubt about that as 50,000 adoring fans screamed their appreciation of the showman and provocateur who is arguably Italy’s biggest and most successful singer / songwriter and rock & roll star!

Ray LaMontagne Just Passes Through with Adlib

26/06/2018 - Production News

UK – Liverpool-based rental and production specialist Adlib supplied lighting and sound equipment and crew to the recent “Just Passing Through” acoustic tour by American singer / songwriter and musician Ray LaMontagne.

Brings Rock May Day Polka Party in Cologne with Elation Lighting

26/06/2018 - Production News

Germany – Countless parties take place on May Day in Germany and this year one of the best took place in Cologne as home town band Brings rocked Lanxess Arena with a high-energy Polka Party. TSL Production of Cologne supported the event as the full-service technical provider and used a full complement of Elation lighting gear to support the howling rock & roll show.

Danley's Genesis Horns Provide Stadium Sound at Springfield High School

26/06/2018 - Project News

USA – The Yellow Jackets football team is the pride of Tennessee's Springfield High School, but, until this season, the team hadn't played a proper home game in 35 years! All of its 'home' games actually took place at Springfield Middle School because the high school had no football stadium. But that's all changed now with the completion of a new 2,100-seat stadium right on the high school's campus. What's more, Springfield went from no stadium to a state-of-the-art stadium with "college stadium sound" supplied by just two Danley Sound Labs GH-60 Genesis Horns and a Danley TH-115 subwoofer.

Jeff Hinton Pumps Up Late Nite Blues Brothers Benefit with Chauvet DJ

26/06/2018 - Production News

USA – A large brassy blues and funk ensemble should be supported by a bold light show that covers the stage with intense, colourful and fast-moving light, believes Jeff Hinton. The owner of 815 Productions, Hinton put this theory into practice in late April, when he lit a benefit show by Late Nite Blues Brothers and 10 of Soul with a beefy high-octane light show, created with a collection of 14 Chauvet DJ Intimidator fixtures.

NEXT-proaudio reinforces Daydream Festival in China

26/06/2018 - Production News

China – Born in Belgium in 2010, Daydream Festival is a comprehensive music festival famous for its gorgeous scenery and atmosphere, including popular music and electric music. This Music Festival has travelled to Mexico, Spain and the Netherlands, and landed in China on 14-15 April 2018 for the first time. Daydream China boasted of more than 54 international top artists and three stages to be indulged in the fantastic dream in Shanghai International Music Park.

New TiMax distributor Votec Kft. appointed for Hungary

26/06/2018 - Business News

Hungary – UK-based Out Board, a specialist in immersive spatial audio for performance, presentation, and AV installation experiential markets, has appointed Votec Kft. to distribute TiMax SoundHub spatial audio and show control processors and TiMax Tracker performer tracking systems throughout Hungary.

CT Appoints New Head of Broadcast

26/06/2018 - People News

UK – Creative Technology’s London operation has recently recruited a new head of broadcast who will represent the sector across all business activities within CT while also focusing on promoting the capabilities of the integrated networks team both to the wider broadcast industry and the whole NEP group.

Christie Lites UK Invests in Kinesys

26/06/2018 - Production News

UK - Christie Lites’ UK operation has made a major investment in Kinesys automation equipment, with the purchase of 24 half-tonne Liftket motors with Kinesys Elevation 1+ vari-speed controllers, complete with LibraCELL load monitoring shackle pins and the brand’s powerful and flexible Vector control software package.

Fine tuning truss

26/06/2018 - Equipment News

To hit those perfect angles with truss structures, the new plated adjustable corner from LITEC has it covered. The hinge feature of LITEC’s adjustable corner allows even more creative freedom than before by providing the means to angle 30cm (square and triangular) and 40cm (square) truss from zero to 1800.

Green Hippo Gives 100% at Finland Centenary Ballet Production

26/06/2018 - Production News

Finland – The Finnish National Opera and Ballet (FNOB) marked 100 years of Finnish independence with a number of exclusive events. Its headline event, Land of Kalevala, premiered in November 2017 running for 26 amazing performances until February 2018.

Claremont Church Pastors Reach Every Pew with Renkus-Heinz

25/06/2018 - Project News

USA – Organised in 1891 as the Claremont Congregational Church, the Claremont United Church of Christ moved into its current sanctuary in 1956. Services at the Los Angeles Metro Area church feature spoken word, choir, and a beautiful Glatter-Goetz/Rosales pipe organ built 20 years ago. The choir and organ sound fabulous in the large sanctuary, with its 60-foot ceiling and many reflective surfaces, but spoken word intelligibility was an issue.

AES Chooses Community and Powersoft for Pau Grand Prix

25/06/2018 - Production News

France – For more than a century, the streets of Pau city in the south of France are annually transformed into a race track as the city welcomes the Grand Prix of Pau.

CCG Commits to Robe

25/06/2018 - Production News

Qatar – Creative Communication Group (CCG) is a rental, event management and production company based in Doha, known for its imagination and flair, which has just made a large commitment to Robe moving lights with the purchase of new MegaPointes and Spiider moving lights for its rental inventory.

MDG wins ESTim Award for Best Manufacturing Company

25/06/2018 - Business News

Canada – MDG is the recipient of the 2018 ESTim Award for Best Manufacturing Company from the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Montreal. MDG has manufactured award-winning haze, fog and low fog generators for over 38 years at its headquarters in Montreal. It is a proudly Canadian company and has a worldwide network of trusted distributors in the MDG Family.

Ashly ne Multi-Channel Amps Revamp Historic Racine County Courthouse Systematic SR System

25/06/2018 - Project News

USA – The Racine County Courthouse in south-east Wisconsin was built in the 1930s and, at 11 storeys, remains the tallest building in the county. The bold, Art Deco style of Chicago architects John Holabird and John Root earned it a place in the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and it continues to actively serve as the seat of justice for Racine County. The professionals at local A/V integration firm Sound Specialty Company has been working its way through the Racine County Courthouse’s 12 courtrooms. In each, they have installed an Ashly ne8250 eight-channel 250W network amplifier to provide clean and reliable audio reinforcement. The most recent Ashly ne8250 to go in includes an optional Dante networking card to allow easy setup for court recordings.

A Big Win for Solid State Logic L200 at Victory

25/06/2018 - Project News

USA – Victory Christian Center, Tulsa, has stepped up its live audio production by installing Solid State Logic L200 consoles at front of house and monitor positions. The consoles were supplied by SSL partner CCI Solutions.

Glenn Ottenbacher Sets Mood for 18-Piece Steely Dan Tribute Band with Chauvet Professional

25/06/2018 - Production News

USA – There was a level of complexity and depth to Steely Dan’s music that set them apart from most of their contemporaries in the 1970s, a quality that prompted Rolling Stone to celebrate the band as “the perfect musical anti-heros” of their times. Surrounding themselves with a rotating cadre of excellent musicians, founders Walter Becker and Donald Fagen brought a new level of sophistication to the era’s pop music, exploring unorthodox chord sequences and harmonies, blending different genres, even adding a second drum kit to impart extra drive to a song on occasion.

City Theatrical Introduces QolorFLEX Connect 10

25/06/2018 - Equipment News

City Theatrical has expanded its QolorFLEX brand of professional flexible linear LED lighting to include QolorFLEX Connect 10, a practical and time saving solution for managing the multiple wire runs and numerous connections needed for large scale installations of LED tape in entertainment and architectural projects.

LMP Invests in New Technology

25/06/2018 - Production News

UK – LM Productions has added two new exciting AV products to its ever-expanding rental fleet on the south coast. Always striving to embrace new technology, LM Productions has taken delivery of Digital Projection new M-Vision LASER projectors. These projectors pack a real punch at 18’000 lumens and 10’000:1 contrast ratios and produce amazing images. All LMP’s rental projectors come complete in flying frames ready to go and we offer 8’000 to 35’000 lumens and everything in between.

PLASA Show proves its staying power as it returns to London

22/06/2018 - Event News

UK – Still buzzing from last year’s 40th anniversary, PLASA Show returns to London Olympia on 16-18 September, providing a stage for the world of entertainment technology. The show continues to explore the cutting edge of innovation and creativity and brings the biggest brands to thousands of avid visitors.

Love Ire & Song for Frank Turner and Robe

22/06/2018 - Production News

UK – Folk punk singer songwriter Frank Turner recently played four vibrant and fully sold-out nights at London’s Roundhouse venue, performing four completely unique sets and presenting lighting designer Tom Mason-Smith – who loves challenges – with the task of creating four totally different lighting designs.

Anolis for Sports Park Illumination in Sweden

22/06/2018 - Project News

Sweden – Kungshamns is a picturesque coastal harbour town in the Sotenäs Municipality in Sweden’s Västtra Götaland province. The local city population of just over 3,000 more than doubles during the summer months with an influx of tourists who visit to enjoy the sailing and water sports, appreciate stunning coastline and naturally beautiful surroundings.

NEXT-proaudio customised its Monitor for Amor Electro

22/06/2018 - Production News

Portugal – Amor Electro is a very famous Pop Rock Band and is considered one of the most important bands in Portugal.
The vocalist of the band, Marisa Liz, and jury of the famous programme "The Voice", is recognisedly one of the most outstanding voices of the current Portuguese music, together with all her band create the ideal environment to show their talent, thanks to a unique style where modernity, tradition, popular roots and technology converge to create an exceptionally original sound, full of charisma and emotion. Since its debut in 2011, Amor Electro has not stopped growing, becoming one of the main artists of modern Portuguese music today.

InfoComm 2018 Highlights Increasing Awareness for Alcons Audio

22/06/2018 - Event News

USA – As the profile of Alcons Audio’s pro-ribbon loudspeakers continues to grow, the awareness and level of respect within the industry is being highlighted by both business levels and interest at major trade shows. In early June, the company’s presence at InfoComm in Las Vegas was the most successful yet.

ETC debuts EchoTouch controller

22/06/2018 - Equipment News

USA – At Lightfair 2018 ETC debuted EchoTouch, the perfect controller to create customised lighting looks for a variety of spaces. A stand-alone or integrated controller in ETC’s Echo line of architectural lighting solutions, EchoTouch also offers advanced lighting controls like sequence programming and colour tuning, all from a seven-inch touchscreen.

Bullet for My Valentine Takes on Festival Season in Europe with dLive

22/06/2018 - Production News

Europe – Welsh heavy-metal giants, Bullet For My Valentine, have recently embarked on their summer trek across the UK and Europe, supported by two Allen & Heath dLive S Class systems.

DiGiCo is the Architect for Paloma Faith

22/06/2018 - Production News

UK – It has been another outstanding year for multi award-winning UK songstress, Paloma Faith. The Architect is her fourth studio album and probably her best yet: a fusion of big beats, soaring vocals and layered melodies, with some nice production techniques courtesy of Jessie Shatkin, the man responsible for Sia's epic record, 1000 Forms of Fear. Now, Paloma and co. are touring The Architect, and her engineers are using DiGiCo consoles to run the show, provided by UK rental company, Adlib.

Arena Events Group acquires Events Solution Limited

22/06/2018 - Business News

UK - Arena Events Group PLC has announced that it has once again expanded its product portfolio in the UK with the acquisition of Events Solution Ltd. The Company’s equipment range covers pedestrian, front of stage and Metropolitan Police barriers, gantries and fencing. This product offer closely complements Arena’s mass participation division and has synergies with its structures, seating and scaffolding capabilities.

Marillion gets animated with the Claypaky Scenius Spot

21/06/2018 - Production News

Worldwide British progressive rock pioneers Marillion are currently delighting fans with their hit world tour, which marks over three decades of the band’s music. A celebration of musical storytelling, the show is enhanced by a theatrical lightscape created by the band’s long-term lighting designer Yenz Nyholm, who selected the Claypaky Scenius Spot to deliver key animation lighting effects and rich, vibrant colour onstage.

Snow Patrol’s Live Sound is Distortion Free Thanks to DPA

21/06/2018 - Production News

Europe – “Awesome”, “clean” and “transparent” are just some of the superlatives monitor engineer Jamie Hickey uses when describing the effect DPA microphones is having on Snow Patrol’s live drum sound.

Adamson Gets Shanghai Shaking at EDC China 2018

21/06/2018 - Production News

China – After much anticipation from EDM fans in the world’s most populous nation, the now-iconic Electric Daisy Carnival presented its first-ever Chinese edition from 29-30 April, 2018 in Shanghai. To ensure a world-class experience befitting the festival and its headliners including deadmau5, Martin Garrix, Hardwell, and Disclosure. Every stage featured an audio solution from Adamson Systems Engineering.

Martin Audio Moves its Indonesian Distribution

21/06/2018 - Business News

Indonesia – Long time reseller of Martin Audio solutions in Pacific Asia, Eric Haslim has set up P.T Rhema Multi Perkasa (PT RMP) to market the brand in Indonesia. Martin Audio had previously worked with Haslim over a number of years, when he was with previous distributor, P.T Citra Intirama.

Allen & Heath Dlive on the Road with The Neighbourhood

21/06/2018 - Production News

USA – Since their start in Newbury Park, California in 2011, alternative indie rock band The Neighbourhood has gone on to chart multiple times in the US, release three albums (including the certified Gold album I Love You), tour internationally, and perform multiple times at Coachella. The band stepped up to an Allen & Heath dLive Digital Mixing System at FOH and monitors, with two C1500 Control Surfaces, a DM32 MixRack and a DM64 MixRack.

Barrett Hall Gets Dynamic with Maverick MK Pyxis at Oath Digital Content NewFronts

21/06/2018 - Production News

USA – The future was on full display in Manhattan early this May during Digital Content NewFronts, a week-long showcase for media buyers of the latest digital and video creations from the leading names in entertainment, news and information technology. A must-see venue for the executives who descended on New York for the event was Pier 26, where Oath, a division of Verizon that reaches over one billion people worldwide through its digital media brands, introduced an exciting array of new content.

GLP’s Market-Leading Hybrids Out in Force on Mayday 2018

21/06/2018 - Production News

Germany – With 35 acts performing across three floors over a duration of 14 hours to around 18,000 dance aficionados, the traditional Mayday EDM event in Dortmund followed a familiar theme.

Aurora Lighting head back into The Crystal Maze with Lighting Designer Gurdip Mahal

21/06/2018 - Production News

UK - Aurora Lighting is collaborating once again with lighting designer Gurdip Mahal plus gaffers James Tinsley and Adam Mitchell on Channel 4’s hit re-boot of TV cult classicThe Crystal Maze.

Mackie Expands DL Series Line-up with Two New Models

21/06/2018 - Equipment News

Mackie has announced two all-new DL Series digital mixers, the16-channel DL16S and 32-channel DL32S wireless digital live sound mixers with built-in Wi-Fi for multi-platform control. Delivering the proven performance and intuitive control that the DL Series is known for, the DL16S and DL32S offer an all-new affordable, built-like-a-tank stagebox form factor with built-in Wi-Fi.

Alcons Audio Appoints Elit for Turkey

21/06/2018 - Business News

Turkey – Alcons Audio has appointed Elit Light and Sound Technologies, based in Besiktas, Istanbul, as its representative for Turkey.

Mark Pascoe Appointed to Director of Sales and Marketing at HHB Communications

21/06/2018 - People News

UK – Professional audio specialist and supplier, HHB Communications Ltd, has announced the appointment of Mark Pascoe to the position of director of sales and marketing. Bringing with him two decades of professional audio sales and technical marketing experience, Mark will be leading the sales and marketing teams’ efforts for HHB and Scrub. Working alongside group sales director, Steve Angel and managing director, Ian Jones, Mark will be based at HHB’s north-west London headquarters, but will also be found at Scrub’s office in Fitzrovia on a regular basis.

Cross 5 Crosses the Line

21/06/2018 - Equipment News

Cross 5 is the latest in a brand new range of high-performance cable protection ‘crossover’ products launched by Penn Elcom this year. It is a super-tough, durable, fire-retardant, aesthetically pleasing and infinitely useful piece of kit for any festival, concert, show, event or exhibition environment – indoors or outdoors!

Chauvet Professional Rig Fills Multiple Roles at August Hall

20/06/2018 - Project News

USA – August Hall is following in some giant footsteps. Opened this spring in the heart of Union Square, the 1,000-capacity club is only a short distance from legendary music halls like the original Fillmore West, as well as leading current day entertainment sites like the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, The Masonic, and Great American Music Hall. Building on this tradition, while adding next-generation lighting and sound technology, the new venue, which has a partnership with Live Nation, is hosting artists from every musical genre as well as comedians and corporate events.

WarnierPosta Joins Global Family of Post-Production Facilities with Meyer Sound Monitoring

20/06/2018 - Project News

The Netherlands – WarnierPosta of Amsterdam is among the latest additions to a growing family of independent audio post-production studios that rely on Meyer Sound’s self-powered monitoring systems. Opened at the end of 2017, WarnierPosta’s new Dolby-certified Atmos re-recording room is housed in a 1,100 square metre facility overlooking Amsterdam harbour. The new facility already has credits on a number of notable film productions, including two selections for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Solid State Logic Live in Haarlem

20/06/2018 - Project News

The Netherlands – Poppodium (‘Pop Stage’) Patronaat is a popular three-room venue in the historic city of Haarlem, at the centre of the Netherlands’ Tulip growing region. Recently it has upgraded the audio systems in two of its rooms by installing four SSL L200 consoles at front of house and monitor positions, all supplied by SSL Live distributor Audio Electronics Mattijsen (AEM).

Claypaky Fixtures Help Paul Guthrie Give a Modern Edge to the Hall & Oates Legacy on Summer Tour Co-Headlining with Train

20/06/2018 - Production News

USA – Hall & Oates have hit the road with Train co-headlining a North American tour playing arenas from coast to coast this summer. Lighting designer Paul 'Arlo' Guthrie from Minneapolis-based TOSS Film & Design Inc. has selected a large complement of Claypaky Sharpy Washes and Mythos 2 fixtures for the rig. ACT Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive North American distributor of Claypaky products.

Road Hog 4 controls Royal Wedding coverage

20/06/2018 - Production News

UK – Live coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was viewed by millions worldwide – and attended by four Hogs.

Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour One man, one mic and an SD11

20/06/2018 - Production News

UK & Ireland – Michael McIntryre’s Big World Tour is selling out arenas around the world. With just one microphone and playback music, there is no need for a large format console. But there is every need for excellent sonic quality and extensive functionality. For Steve Carr, McIntyre’s front of house engineer, the perfect choice is the DiGiCo SD11, supplied by audio rental company Capital Sound for the UK and Ireland leg of the tour.

All-weather Elation Lighting for Alabama’s Hangout Music Festival

20/06/2018 - Production News

USA – Alabama’s southern Gulf Coast was the scene of the Hangout Music Festival held 18-20 May, where artists such as The Chainsmokers, Zedd, Halsy, ODESZA, Pussy Riot and others performed beneath a Bandit Lites-supplied lighting package that included all-weather Elation IP65-rated lighting.

LAcoustics Syva brings pristine audio with modern design to Sorbonne Grand Amphitheatre

20/06/2018 - Project News

France – In December 2017, France’s most revered educational institution, The Sorbonne, prepared to ring in the new year and a new era of highly intelligible audio with the installation of an L-Acoustics Syva system in the university’s Grand Amphitheatre. The configuration was designed to address the challenges of a reverberant space while complementing the stunning architecture of the room, originally inaugurated in 1889 and classified as a national Historical Monument since 1975.

The Claypaky Scenius Unico provides eye-opening effects for Katy Perry’s Witness: The Tour at the Singapore Indoor Stadium

20/06/2018 - Production News

Singapore – Singapore-based show production and equipment hire company The Show Company (ShowCo), supplied 120 Claypaky Scenius Unico fixtures for mega-star Katy Perry’s dynamite performance at the Singapore Indoor Stadium as part of her current worldwide tour Witness: The Tour.

Avolites appoints HPL as new Brazilian Distributor

20/06/2018 - Business News

Brazil – Avolites has announced a new partnership with leading light and sound distribution company, HPL Light Company, who will represent the British brand's Titan products in Brazil.

Queen + Adam Lambert 2018 Tour

20/06/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – From the US, through Europe and out to Australia, the tour has been an overwhelming success. Now, the musical extravaganza is selling out arenas as they span Europe with their latest tour, this time visiting some of the areas they were unable to get to last time around. The band will then move on to a residency in Las Vegas come September and CT is one of the suppliers – delivering a stunning performance using the very latest event technology.

Highway Marketing Receives Community’s Rep of the Year Award

19/06/2018 - Business News

USA - At this year’s InfoComm show in Las Vegas, Community Professional Loudspeakers presented its Rep of the Year Award for 2017 to Highway Marketing. Highway Marketing is an independent professional audio and video manufacturers’ representative firm covering Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Moshe Kimchi Enjoys Halo RGB and MegaPointe

19/06/2018 - Production News

Israel – Moshe Kimchi is an Israeli lighting designer whose company, Moshe Kimchi Lighting Design, based in Jerusalem, has recently invested in Robe technology, with an initial purchase of 60 Halo RGB LED rings, quickly followed by 18 MegaPointes.

Hangout Festival Surf Stage Gets Wave of Good Looks with Chauvet Professional

19/06/2018 - Production News

USA – The Hangout Music Festival is very aptly named. Located on a beautiful sandy beach on the Gulf of Mexico with plenty of friendly people and colourful local scenery, the three-day event exudes the kind of laid-back atmosphere that invites anyone to just hang out and have fun. Relaxing is just the beginning, though. Along with the welcoming vibes, this year’s festival served up a diverse, high-energy musical menu that featured The Killers, The Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, Portugal. The Man and a host of other stars.

Electronic Summer from impressionists A-ha

19/06/2018 - Production News

Europe – A-ha are currently out for an extensive tour of the UK and Europe, running from early June until late August, playing a variety of headline shows in UK stadiums and European festival appearances. With the band revisiting their original trademark electronic sound, show designer Stu’ Farrell has conceived a thought provoking staging for the band that sees specialist supplier Video Design provide some unusual LED and a distinct degree of autonomy for Julien Hogg, Farrell’s long-time collaborator and custodian of all things video.

AVI-SPL Hits Home Run With EAW Loudspeakers

19/06/2018 - Project News

USA – George W. Steinbrenner Field, the spring home of the New York Yankees, has undergone a $40 million dollar renovation that includes a new Eastern Acoustic Work’s (EAW) distributed loudspeaker system designed by Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams (WJHW) and installed by AVI-SPL.

Specialz point in The Killers’ Direction

19/06/2018 - Production News

The latest incarnation of The Killers’ stage set owes much to the band’s Nevada heritage. As the band originally emerged from 20th Century Las Vegas, the design was to reflect an image of the small towns that straddled the American West. Long-time Killers LD, Steven Douglas explains the process: “Our set designer, Josh Zangen from Fireplay had already put in place a large water tower stage right that harked back to the original look of the small American town and we felt something was required to balance that look on stage left.”

Nathaniel Rateliff Boogies with Allen & Heath

19/06/2018 - Production News

Europe & North America – After performing more than 70 concerts so far this year, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats continue their 2018 tour for fans in Europe and North America with monitor engineer Davy Gleeson using an Allen & Heath dLive S Class to mix the band’s in-ear monitors. “They started with wedges,” he said. “But the in-ears help Nathaniel balance his voice with the band. And, the boys like to boogie on stage so this keeps it clean for them.”

Production Park pledges £20,000 to fund university places on Backstage Academy degree courses

19/06/2018 - Standards News

UK - Production Park, a unique cluster of live event based companies in Wakefield, has announced that it will fund university places at its industry leading training centre, Backstage Academy, making an initial pledge of £20,000 per academic year.

Judging Panels Announced for KOI 2018

19/06/2018 - Event News

UK – The Knight of Illumination Awards, which in 2018 marks its 11th year of celebrating the achievements of show lighting and video designers in Television, Theatre, and Concert Touring & Events, welcomes eight new additions to its judging panels this year.

Geelong in full Bloom thanks to Funktion-One

19/06/2018 - Project News

Australia – Bloom, a new 24-hour underground club in Geelong, boasts an international-grade Funktion-One sound system, designed and installed by Full Throttle Entertainment.

ROE Visual Introduces Air Frames at Pinkpop Festival

19/06/2018 - Production News

The Netherlands – ROE Visual LED screens are an essential eye-catcher on the two main stages of this oldest running festival in the Netherlands. Using a combination of Carbon CB5 panels and an Air Frame support system, Faber Audiovisuals premiers this product on the European market.

Martin Audio and Capital Have a Field Day at Brockwell Park

19/06/2018 - Production News

UK – Field Day 2018 celebrated its short move from Victoria Park, Hackney, to Brockwell Park in Brixton by spectacularly overcoming the noise pollution issues with which both these sites have traditionally been dogged.

Stage|Set|Scenery offers start-ups a platform

18/06/2018 - Event News

GermanyThey are young, creative and innovative. However, they often have no platform to present their ideas. That is where Stage|Set|Scenery with its special start-up programme comes in. At the international trade show and conference for theatre, film and event technology, which will take place from 18 to 20 June 2019 in Berlin, event industry start-ups can present their products to expert international audiences, establish important business contacts and secure new markets. They will benefit from attractive rates. At Stage|Set|Scenery 2019 companies which have been on the market for up to three years will pay a net flat rate of 1,250 euros. Services covered by this fee include a stand occupying 7.5 square metres, construction of the stand, furniture, carpeting, electricity, exhibitor IDs, AUMA fees and a media package. (To register please visit www.stage-set-scenery.de/en/Exhibitors/ApplyNow/.

MDG at Grand Finale with Hofesh Shechter Company

18/06/2018 - Production News

UK – Hofesh Shechter Company celebrated its tenth anniversary and kicked off the first day of Brighton Festival in May with a performance of Grande Finale, the latest original dance work from award-winning choreographer, Hofesh Shechter.

Ayrton brings new innovations to Australia with Show Technology Open Houses

18/06/2018 - Event News

Australia – What do the world’s successful inventors have in common? Innovation and ingenuity in bucket-loads! “Each new technological innovation begins in the same way,” says Michael Althaus, Ayrton’s global sales director. “Suddenly the world sees a new kid on the market, pushing the boundaries whilst other manufacturers were busy with the legacy of old technology. For us, it’s the same with Ayrton.”

Chauvet Professional Maverick Adds Magic to Into the Woods

18/06/2018 - Production News

UK – While the 2014 Disney film production of Into the Woods garnered huge amounts of attention, thanks in part to its all-star Hollywood cast including the likes of Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp, a recent UCL theatre production has succeeded in stripping down the Stephen Sondheim classic to its thematic core, exposing the eternal battle between darkness and light. Instrumental in this exploration of desire, ambition and relationships through classic Brothers Grimm characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Rapunzel was a combination of Chauvet Professional Maverick MK1 Spot and MK3 Wash fixtures, specified by LD Alex Forey.

Lucky Number 7 - Allen & Heath Hits the Jackpot in Vegas

18/06/2018 - Event News

USA – Allen & Heath hit the jackpot at the 2018 InfoComm Show. Its newly introduced SQ-7 digital mixer won a “Best of Show” award from NewBay Media’s Pro Audio Group who noted its technical performance, value, versatility and reliability. Its special training session was a big hit with attendees. And, the Allen & Heath booth was busy from the show opening until the final closing hours.

Support backup with AmazonSmile

18/06/2018 - Business News

At the end of last year, Amazon launched AmazonSmile and invited registered charities to join. Backup has now become one of AmazonSmile’s recipients, which makes it easy for to support the technical entertainment charity without it costing a thing.

Theatres Trust announce Conference 18: Adapt & Thrive Early Bird bookings open

15/06/2018 - Event News

UK – Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, announces booking is now open for its 2018 Conference, ‘Adapt & Thrive - new money and new models for theatre buildings’ to be held on Tuesday 16 October at the Lyric Hammersmith in London.

L-Acoustics and Norwest Productions form winning team at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

15/06/2018 - Production News

Australia – In one of the most exciting sporting events of the year, and Australia’s biggest for a decade, over 6,600 athletes and team officials from more than 71 nations and territories descended on Australia’s Gold Coast to compete in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in April. As crowds cheered thrilling finishes and record-breaking performances, highly intelligible commentary and full-range audio proved to be essential components of the sound reinforcement system for this landmark event. To achieve this epic outcome, audio production specialist and Official Sponsor, Norwest Productions, deployed over 500 LAcoustics cabinets, including 124 K2, in 22 sporting venues.

Elation White Light Quality for World Team Table Tennis Championships 2018

15/06/2018 - Production News

Sweden – Table tennis is serious business. When the 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships were held from 29th April to 6th May in Halmstad, Sweden, the tournament attracted a worldwide viewer audience of 400 million. When a world championship is on the line, all aspects of the production need to be in order, not least illumination of the courts and tables, which must work for TV cameras, a live audience and players alike. Lighting and sound rental company Tylösound AB served as the official technical supplier to the 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships and used Elation Professional’s Fuze Wash 575 cool-white LED PAR moving head luminaires to meet the strict illumination requirements.

Ground-breaking CSK Performance Space Chooses Robe

15/06/2018 - Project News

Poland – Centrum Spotkania Kultur (Centre for the Meeting of Cultures) (‘CSK’ for short) in the heart of Lublin, Poland’s ninth largest city is an impressive and cool arts, performance and culture venue opened in 2016.

Penn Elcom has the Power

15/06/2018 - Equipment News

Penn Elcom launches its new PDU16 range of premium rack-mounting power distribution: the PDU16-UN, the PDU16-EU, the PDU16-PC and the PDU16-AV. Newly designed as core products in a versatile range of professional, industrial and commercial racking options offered by the UK manufacturer.

City Theatrical Introduces QolorFLEX NuNeon

15/06/2018 - Equipment News

City Theatrical has expanded its QolorFLEX brand of professional LED lighting to include QolorFLEX NuNeon, an incredibly flexible and bright sealed LED linear lighting product that can be used to replace traditional neon lighting in entertainment and architectural projects.

DMG Lumière Switch LED Fixtures the Perfect Choice for Car Shoots

15/06/2018 - Production News

The DMG Lumière Switch series of LED fixtures are built by technicians for technicians. Because of this fact, they offer a number of unique benefits for film-makers, particularly when they’re shooting car scenes. Below, several film-makers share why they chose to illuminate their car shoots with Switch LED fixtures from DMG Lumière by Rosco.

Martin MAC Encore Wash wins ABTT ‘Lighting Product of the Year’ Award

15/06/2018 - Event News

UK – The Martin by Harman MAC Encore Wash has been awarded the prestigious 'Lighting Product of the Year 2018' at the recent ABTT Theatre Show in London. It was described by the Association of British Theatre Technicians adjudicating committee as 'a suitable and long overdue alternative to a discontinued tungsten moving head favourite.'

Stage Electrics’ installation officially opened by the Queen and Duchess of Sussex

15/06/2018 - Project News

UK – On the 14th of June the Queen, accompanied by the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, officially opened Chester’s Storyhouse theatre. Built in 1936 and a Grade II Listed building, the Chester Storyhouse theatre was originally the city’s Odeon cinema. It had been empty and deteriorating since 2007, but a £37 million RE:NEW project, initiated by Cheshire West and Chester Council, set about converting and extending the original building. Stage Electrics were tasked with installing and supplying sound, production lighting, AV equipment, paging and technical infrastructure for the entire project.

Show and Tell Mixes Festival International De Louisiane Broadcast with Allen & Heath

15/06/2018 - Production News

USA – Paul McCasland of Show And Tell Productions mixed the live broadcast from a temporary studio in the nearby Lafayette Science Museum. “I’ve been doing this particular event for over 15 years,” he said. “And, this year, we had a 48-channel Dante split from the Main Stage fed directly to us over a fibre network.”

Stage Electrics Light Up the Stage for Roedean School’s Rendition of Oliver

15/06/2018 - Project News

UK – Roedean School, the independent girls' school, delivered a production of Oliver, the Charles Dickens classic. Although the cast were full of energy and vigour this performance was enhanced with the recent investment of four new Chauvet Maverick fixtures. The mix of pure talent from the cast, a superb live band and professional lighting, made it easy to forget this was a school production.

The DiGiCo SD10 Handles It All At The Paramount, Which Does It All

15/06/2018 - Project News

USA – Since opening in late-2011, Huntington, New York’s The Paramount has quickly established itself as the premier live venue on Long Island, one of the country’s top 20 media markets. In fact, Pollstar magazine just ranked The Paramount as the #5 top club venue for worldwide ticket sales throughout 2017, and Billboard ranked it as part of their top-30 “Hottest Clubs” list in 2014. Now, the venue has what’s undeniably become one of the touring market’s leading live-sound consoles – a DiGiCo SD10, paired with an SD-Rack which was installed at the theater’s FOH position during a December renovation of the club’s entire sound system.

In Safe Hands With BroadWeigh

15/06/2018 - Equipment News

A new Advanced Hand-held from BroadWeigh is set to bring an additional level of portability to the BroadWeigh system by expanding its stand-alone monitoring capabilities and providing instant access to loads without the need for a PC and a base station. The new kit (BW-HA), received a soft launch earlier this year at Prolight & Sound and is now available to order.

Elation Europe to hold PRO Service Days 10th and 11th July

14/06/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – Elation will be holding another round of its popular PRO Service Days on 10th and 11th July at its European Headquarter office in Kerkrade. This is an excellent chance to gain hands-on knowledge of Elation products and lighting professionals are encouraged to register while there is still space.

Green Hippo appoints Video Projektai as exclusive Lithuania distributor

14/06/2018 - Business News

Lithuania – Green Hippo has appointed Video Projektai as its exclusive Lithanian distributor. With immediate effect Video Projektai takes responsibility for distributing Green Hippo throughout the largest of the three Baltic nations.

Seoul Music: Yamaha Enhances The Sound Of Walkerhill Hotel & Resort

14/06/2018 - Project News

South Korea – Sitting on the slopes of Achasan Mountain and overlooking the Hangang River, the Walkerhill Hotel & Resort boasts one of the best views of South Korea’s capital, Seoul. The management of the hotel and its trio of high-end venues recently returned to its owners, SK Networks, which has made a significant investment in upgrading all three, including the installation of Yamaha audio equipment.

Adamson IS-Series Delivers Optimal Solution for Life Challenge Church

14/06/2018 - Project News

USA – Life Challenge Church in Odessa, TX, wowed its worship community with the unveiling of its completely renovated sanctuary in early 2018, and one of the key components is a state-of-the-art Adamson IS-Series audio system supplied and serviced by Beaumont, TX’s Sweet Southern Sound.

CPL Helps Hay Festival Shine

14/06/2018 - Production News

UK – CPL supplied their new Roe 3.4mm LED screens and all associated processing and vision control for two major stages at the 2018 Hay Festival of Literature & Arts - an acclaimed and high profile annual ten-day literature event staged in Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales.

PixelFLEX meets the high expectations of Mountain View Staging

14/06/2018 - Production News

USA – Specialising in live production and event management, Mountain View Staging (MVS) is an industry leader in creating innovative events focused on the attendee experience. Dedicated to using the latest technology to provide a compelling and memorable platform of audience interactivity, MVS began to look at a LED video option that would allow them to display high-resolution presentations. Also needing a durable and proven technology that could withstand the challenges of live event production, they decided upon a FLEXTour LED video solution from Nashville-based PixelFLEX.

Chauvet Professional Mavericks Add Versatility to Old Log Theatre

14/06/2018 - Project News

USA – Old Log Theatre, which seats 385 in a picturesque timber-beam venue about 20 miles west of Minneapolis, continues to have a big impact on the theatre in its state. The oldest professional continuously running theatre in America, it has helped launch and advance many professional and amateur careers, including that of Academy Award winner Nick Nolte, who performed there for three years.

Double dose of MILOS training in Czech and China

14/06/2018 - Standards News

Czech Republic & ChinaMILOS was busy in April and May this year holding its annual Product Academy at both Milos s.r.o. (Headquarters and factory) in Roudnice nad Labem, Czech Republic, and Milos (Guangzhou) Ltd. (factory) in Guangzhou, China.

EM Acoustics Introduces HALO-A Large Format Line Array

14/06/2018 - Equipment News

EM Acoustics recently revealed the HALO Arena large format line array system to the North American market at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas.

AV Stumpfl Helps to Breathe New Life into Ireland’s Viking Heritage

14/06/2018 - Production News

Ireland – Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford, founded by Norwegian pirates in 914 recently took a step back in time to its roots when it held its inaugural International Viking Festival and Roadshow over Easter.

Allen & Heath Gets Personal with SQ4You

14/06/2018 - Equipment News

The SQ4You app is available for both Android and iOS and up to eight phones or tablets can be connected at the same time, making it a great time-saver for the busy audio engineer who is mixing the whole show single-handed.

Northern Light delivers ultimately flexible system to NST City

14/06/2018 - Project News

UK – Nuffield Southampton Theatres City (NST City) is a new, state-of-the-art arts complex in the Cultural Quarter of Southampton. It needed highly flexible solutions for its production lighting, performance audio visual systems, which have been recently been installed by specialist installer and integrator, Northern Light in a half million pound plus year-long installation.

EM Acoustics takes home coveted ABTT Sound Product of the Year 2018 award for EMS-41

13/06/2018 - Event News

UK – EM Acoustics has been awarded one of the five highly sought-after awards from the Association of British Theatre Technicians at the recent ABTT show at Alexandra Palace in London. EM’s most recent addition to its successful EMS Series loudspeakers, the newly launched EMS-41 ultra-compact passive two-way loudspeaker, was designated Sound Product of the Year 2018 by a panel of judges made up of experienced working practitioners and industry peers.

GVPmedia and Elation Provide Lighting Excitement for “Ring of Honor” Wrestling

13/06/2018 - Production News

USA – Event production house GVPmedia, Inc. of Houston is responsible for lighting “Ring of Honor” events, a popular pro wrestling touring circuit that incorporates high-flying wrestling with mixed martial arts. “Ring of Honor” (ROH) puts on a high-energy, electric live show and GVP uses the power and dynamism of an all-Elation automated rig to help build excitement and support the drama.

Atlona Launches Two-Day Technical Workshop Series in India

13/06/2018 - Event News

India – Atlona is amplifying its global On-Tour Roadshow Series with focused two-day events that emphasise live, personalised hands-on demonstrations for dealers, consultants and end users. The first of these enhanced “Zero to 60Hz” events recently wrapped up in Jaipur, India, with 35 attendees enjoying detailed demos and intimate Q&As across dedicated time slots.

Bonnaroo Parties with Bandit Lites

13/06/2018 - Production News

USA – Bandit Lites returned to The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival for another epic weekend of stellar music, comradry and community with activities including a silent disco, yoga, comedy acts, mouthwatering food, a marketplace and a sustainability focus. Working with Lambda Productions, Bandit Lites supplied the lighting package for multiple stages and provided additional lighting support for several performers.

ESTA Plugfest Announces RDMnet Prototypes

13/06/2018 - Event News

USA – The organisers of the ESTA Plugfest have announced that RDMnet prototypes constructed to the most current version of draft standard E1.33, Transport of ANSI E1.20 (RDM) in an E1.31 environment will be available for Plugfest 2018 participants.

See the MAC Encore family and new JEM Glaciator Dynamic at Martin by Harman showcase events

13/06/2018 - Event News

UK – Sound Technology Ltd, UK distributor of Martin by Harman, is holding two showcase days at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry on the 8th and 9th August. The company will be focusing on the the now-shipping MAC Encore Wash CLD and WRM, the MAC Encore Performance CLD and WRM, and the new JEM Glaciator Dynamic low-fog system. MAC Viper, Quantum, Aura and RUSH Series will also be on display.

L-Acoustics Brings Nice Sound to Mean Girls

13/06/2018 - Production News

USA – Hamilton, The Book of Mormon, Billy Elliot, The Producers – Every few years, a Broadway musical comes along that absolutely sweeps critics and audiences off their feet. This year, that production is Mean Girls, the stage adaptation of Tina Fey’s 2004 film of the same name, which received a stunning 12 nominations for June’s 72nd Annual Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

Peter Greenbaum Adds Maverick MK Pyxis to Today Show Concert Rig

13/06/2018 - Production News

USA – Innovation is nothing new at the Today Show. The first early morning news programme and one of the longest running shows on television (it debuted on 14th January, 1952), this American icon has thrived by pioneering new concepts like the celebrity meteorologist and early morning concerts by major recording stars.

Protec Europe deliver ‘Xerox Forum 2018’ in Warsaw

13/06/2018 - Production News

Poland – Protec European Events partnered up with client Xerox once again to deliver the audio, lighting, video and rigging at the Xerox Forum 2018 held in Warsaw. This event, held in the Doubletree Hilton from May 22nd – 24th, included three days of presentations and 23 seminar sessions with the highlight being the Xerox International Operations premiere of the new Xerox Iridesse Production Press. Xerox hosted 400 of their top graphic communications customers, resellers and business partners from around the world to hear the voice of the industry and provide insights with the theme of “Define Your Strategy, Create Your Future”. The client trusted project manager Wayne Jackson due to their long standing relationship implicitly from the very beginning to find creative audio visual solutions to ensure this event was a memorable, engaging and immersive experience.

d&b audiotechnik highlights big line arrays and choosing colourways

13/06/2018 - Event News

USA InfoComm may be over for another year, but memories of the Las Vegas show are lingering a little longer than usual for some. Visitors to the d&b audiotechnik booth and demo room are returning home with customisable solutions in mind and an entirely new perspective on the world of sound. This was the combined effect of the loudspeakers, electronics, software and service now available from d&b, making every audio vision possible, no matter how technically, aesthetically, or creatively complex.

Elation Lights Floyd Central High School Production of “Newsies”

13/06/2018 - Production News

USA – Southern Indiana’s Floyd Central High School puts a special emphasis on the performing arts, a focus that has produced one of America's premiere high school theatre programs. Last year, Floyd Central was one of a handful of schools across the US selected by Disney Theatrical Group to test the Tony award-winning Broadway musical “Newsies” before it is made available to schools everywhere.

Creating an Architectural Environment with Dance and Light

12/06/2018 - Production News

USA – The Veterans Project is a community-based project conceived by DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion for veterans of the armed forces to “restore the core inner strengths of hope, optimism, self-belief and resiliency that had diminished during their difficult transition back into civilian life.” DIAVOLO uses dance to explore the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment. This concept is central in its latest piece for The Veterans Project, entitled A Long Journey Home, which installed several Rosco Pica Cube 4C LED fixtures to highlight the veterans performing on stage and the “architectural structures” they create.

Resistance is Futile for Colour Sound

12/06/2018 - Production News

UK – In addition to enjoying a crazy touring and festival work schedule of this summer, London-based lighting and video rental specialist Colour Sound Experiment supplied LED screens and processing to the recent UK leg of the Manic Street Preachers “Resistance is Futile” tour.

Jacob Dinesen Counts the Mega Ways with Robe

12/06/2018 - Production News

Denmark – Young Danish singer, guitarist and chart-topping rising star Jacob Dinesen played two spectacular arena shows to kick off his 2018 summer tour, one in his home region of Aabenraa and one in Copenhagen, with Robe MegaPointes and Spiiders prominent on the rig.

AudioTek Upgrades the Sound for Newmarket Racecourse with Community

12/06/2018 - Project News

UK – Newmarket Racecourse in Suffolk has undergone a major upgrade to its PA, with new systems designed and installed by leading integrator, AudioTek.

MDG RFP Round Floor Pocket named ABTT Engineering Product of the Year 2018

12/06/2018 - Event News

UK – MDG has received the ABTT Award for Engineering Product of the Year 2018 for its RFP Round Floor Pocket at the recent ABTT Show at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Sean Keegan Gets Creative with ChamSys at Gypsy Sally’s

12/06/2018 - Project News

USA – Creativity flourishes at Gypsy Sally’s, whether it’s in the kitchen, which serves up unique gastronomical delights like flatbread topped with mascarpone cheese, fig jam, caramelised onions and prosciutto, or on its live music stage. The second-storey Georgetown nightspot isn’t the largest club in the US capital, but it does host one of the most diverse ranges of musicians, from popular funk and jam bands like Kung Fu and The Nightowls, to the Afro Zen Allstars drummers and The Portland Cello Project modern classical ensemble.

Full house for d&b Soundscape sessions at ABTT Theatre Show 2018

12/06/2018 - Event News

UK – Despite the beautifully tempting sunshine outside, attendees at this year’s ABTT Theatre Show were eager to experience the d&b Soundscape sessions as visitors packed into the Londesborough Room at Alexandra Palace, London on 6th and 7th June.

RCF Southern Open Days an Unqualified Success

12/06/2018 - Event News

UK – RCF’s drive to emulate the success of the inaugural open day at Gateshead Sage in March, by staging a similar southern event at Guildford’s G Live paid handsome dividends earlier this month.

Martin Audio Spreads the Word All Points East

12/06/2018 - Production News

UK – Martin Audio and Capital Sound added a new event to their summer festival programme, with the ten-day All Points East (APE) moving into Hackney’s Victoria Park.

ETC’s Irideon fixtures showcase vintage instruments in a new light

12/06/2018 - Project News

USA – After avid musical instrument collector Steven Kern Shaw passed away, Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, received a generous donation of more than 500 vintage instruments. One-hundred of them are now on display in a unique venue that is part art museum, part performance hall.

Ayrton Ghibli lights up Amadeus in Seoul

12/06/2018 - Production News

Korea – Tongsuh Technology Co., Ltd, Ayrton’s exclusive distributor for Korea, recently sold 12 Ayrton Ghibli LED spot luminaires to Art Won+ Stage Lighting Co., Ltd for its production of Peter Schaffer’s Amadeus, which ran for two months at the Gwanglim Church BBCH Art Hall in Seoul.

Avolites celebrates ten years of Arcadia Spectacular at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

12/06/2018 - Production News

UK – This month the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London was transformed into an immersive spider's den of video-mapping, robotics, pyrotechnics, acrobatics and high energy music as the Arcadia Spectacular landed to celebrate its tenth anniversary with its only two UK dates of 2018.

Dry Hire Lighting Invests in Robe MegaPointes

12/06/2018 - Production News

UK – Cross rental facility Dry Hire Lighting, based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, has invested in over 50 of Robe’s popular MegaPointe moving lights which will be added to their already substantial stock of the Czech brand.

Félix Peralta Gives Café Tacvba Scenic Looks with Chavet Professional

11/06/2018 - Production News

Mexico – Fans who turn out for the legendary Mexican rock/hip hop band Café Tacvba’s Niu Güeis tour can expect to see the kind of passionate, freewheeling performance that has made the quartet one of the most popular Latin artists of the past 25 years. Touring in support of their eighth studio album Jei Beibi, the group is as fiery as ever, moving effortlessly through different musical genres, and infusing each with their own unmistakable brand of verve and style.

L-Acoustics Partners with Avid on L-ISA

11/06/2018 - Equipment News

L-Acoustics has announced the development of an AAX DSP version of its L-ISA Source Control plug-in for the popular Avid VENUE | S6L console’s control surface, allowing sound engineers an expanded range of consoles in which they will be able to use a familiar workflow to manage immersive environments easily and intuitively.

d&b GSL delivers for Green Day at Estadio Velez Stadium, Buenos Aires

11/06/2018 - Production News

Argentina – In 2017 American punk rockers, Green Day, undertook a year-long world tour taking in Australia, Europe, Canada, USA and South America. In November when the band arrived at the Estadio Velez Stadium in Argentina, audience, crew and band were in for a real treat and an audio first. Here, the PA was the d&b SL-Series, GSL System, the brand new member of the d&b large format PA family making its South American debut. BALS Buenos Aires Live Shows, one of Argentina’s largest rental firms, was the local provider for sound and lighting. Their GSL system arrived just the week before the Green Day Show, and the results were exceptional.

Empire Design upgrade with Avid S6 and S3 control surfaces

11/06/2018 - Project News

UK – Scrub, a division of HHB Communications, has supplied an Avid Pro Tools S6 and two additional S3 control surfaces for The Empire Design Company's London post-production studios as they continue to update and expand.

Elation Lighting Adds Unique Touch to Cove Manila, Philippines

11/06/2018 - Project News

The Philippines – Cove Manila is South East Asia’s newest entertainment space, an amazing 9,000sqm, $200 million entertainment venue touted as the largest indoor beach club in the world. Located in Okada Manila, a five-star integrated resort in the Philippines capital, Cove Manila also includes a luxurious nightclub that’s putting the country on the map as an EDM stop for top DJs. The entertainment technology package used to dress the venue in lighting and visual effects is, not surprisingly, large with a host of top manufacturers involved including Elation Professional and sister companies ADJ and Acclaim Lighting.

ABTT 2018 Annual Theatre Awards

11/06/2018 - Event News

UK – The Association of British Theatre Technicians Theatre Awards 2018, took place on Wednesday evening (7th June), after the first day of the ABTT Theatre Show at Alexandra Palace, London.

Lighting the King of Latin Pop

11/06/2018 - Production News

Europe – Widely regarded as ‘The King of Latin Pop’ and one of the most successful and popular Hispanic / Latin recording stars of all time, singer / songwriter and record producer Enrique Iglesias strutted his high octane stagecraft for the latest European section of his “Enrique Live” tour, complete with a slick, eye-catching visual design by creative director Travis Shirley.

K-Love Fan Awards Shine with Bandit Lites

11/06/2018 - Production News

USA – The sixth annual K-LOVE Fan Awards returned to Nashville for an evening honouring contemporary Christian artist and hailed as the only fan-voted awards in Christian entertainment. Bandit Lites provided the lighting for the event which featured fifteen live performances and appearances including Natalie Grant, Hillsong Worship and Casting Crowns.

Zoe Spurr Brings Magic To Life For The Beginners With Chauvet Professional

11/06/2018 - Production News

UK – Oversized flowers bloom, waif-like stalactites fly, and the leaded weight of “adult” concerns lifts like the morning mist in the final third of The Beginners. A play-within-a-play featuring four to ten-year-olds, this memorable passage opens a window into the boundless and colourful imaginative powers of childhood.

L-Acoustics Enhances Interoperability between the Q-SYS Platform from QSC and LA Amplified Controllers

11/06/2018 - Equipment News

L-Acoustics has announced integration between the L-Acoustics LA4X and LA12X amplified controllers and the Q-SYS Platform from QSC. This integration allows users to easily control and monitor the LA4X and LA12X through Q-SYS. Now system designers can architect high-performing and fully scaleable media-rich environments using the familiar and intuitive Q-SYS Designer software and native user control interfaces, while offering the unmatched audio quality delivered by L-Acoustics sound reinforcement systems.

White Light on the Flipside for Selfridges Exhibition

11/06/2018 - Production News

UK – Selfridges is one of the world’s finest department stores, welcoming over 20 million visitors every year. Constantly wanting to provide their customers with a unique shopping experience, they frequently house different exhibitions and immersive events. Their latest is The Flipside: a multi-sensory exhibition which has just opened. Following their previous work with Selfridges, White Light was approached to provide the complete technical support for The Flipside.

Contemporary Trent Vineyard achieves versatile audio with d&b

11/06/2018 - Project News

UK – Located just two miles from the historical City of Nottingham, in an edge-of-town location, Trent Vineyard is a vibrant, contemporary church where worship plays a vital role. One of approximately 120 Vineyard churches in the UK and Ireland (and two thousand five hundred worldwide).

NEXT-proaudio Appoints a New Distributor in South Africa

07/06/2018 - Business News

Portugal - The Portuguese audio manufacturer brand NEXT-proaudio is delighted to announce the appointment of the new distributor for South Africa. The distribution company name is Sound Harmonics, and from now on they will handle the exclusive distribution of NEXT-proaudio products for that market.

Originally, Sound Harmonics started out as a high-end Audio Company, offering rental and recording services to the Theatre, Corporate and Events markets. Soon sales and distribution of top audio brands followed and today, they have expanded the sales & distribution offering to include Audio, Lighting, Communications, Trussing and Rigging. Sound Harmonics is a multifaceted company built on passion, innovation and uncompromising standards of excellence.

The Sound Harmonics design and installation team offer total solutions, from concept through to commissioning. They service all market segments, including Schools, Hotels, Nightclubs, Casinos, Shops, Houses of Worship, Theatres, Multi-purpose venues and Arenas.

NEXT-proaudio’s Sales Manager, Sergio Pinto provided concluding comments: “We are pleased to welcome Sound Harmonics on board. They are a high profile supplier that offers high-quality solutions to the market with an unparalleled support in the professional segment. We see great potential in South Africa´s market. This is a truly exciting progression that will ensure professional support to NEXT-proaudio customers in this market”.

Sound Harmonics has already started marketing the Portuguese manufacturer's products. ‘“We are very excited to be partnering with such a passionate group of people at NEXT Proaudio, and even more excited to bring this robust and exceptionally sounding brand to South Africa”, said Joseph Mandy, Sound Harmonics Director.

 

Adlib Gets More FLX-able

07/06/2018 - Equipment News

UK - Leading UK rental and production specialist Adlib’s lighting department has invested in eight new Zero 88 FLX S24 consoles.

Simon Pettitt, lighting technical manager at the busy Liverpool headquartered company, and his team made the decision after becoming aware of the console and realising its massive potential as a cost-effective control package for small-to-medium shows, events and installations.

Alcons introducing the VR5 mini versatile monitor

07/06/2018 - Equipment News

The Netherlands - The VR5 is a 2-way mini versatile loudspeaker, specifically designed for near-field applications where ultimate fidelity response needs to be projected with wide horizontal and vertical coverage.

L-Acoustics P1 Processor and Measurement Platform Integrates New Milan Protocol from Avnu

07/06/2018 - Equipment News

UK - The new multifunctional P1 AVB processor and measurement platform from L-Acoustics, shipping now, is one of the first products developed to be fully compliant with Avnu’s Milan protocol requirements which were announced June 5 at InfoComm 2018. Milan compliancy has also been added into L-Acoustics Avnu-certified LA4X and LA12X amplified controllers.
 
“Milan represents the next step up in AVB interoperability certification,” notes L-Acoustics Director of Electronics Genio Kronauer. “Products like our P1 that are recognized by Avnu’s new classification will not only mean that they can connect with other brands’ Milan-certified products, but that they are guaranteed to communicate fluently and be fully compatible with each other.”
 
L-Acoustics’ design engineers worked closely with their industry counterparts at d&b audiotechnik, Meyer Sound Laboratories, and others to openly collaborate on how to successfully ensure that their products “spoke the same language,” Kronauer points out. “It’s quite unprecedented that some of the biggest names in pro audio came together on their own to jointly make this a reality. This depth of communication between each of these companies’ products is a huge win for all of our installation and touring customers.”
 
The P1 processor is a unique, three-in-one unit that serves as a front-end processor, an audio matrix and bridge, as well as a system measurement and tuning platform, all in one convenient, robust package. The P1 takes the complex and hardware-intensive task of system optimization and streamlines it to a single piece of hardware, fully integrated with the industry-leading LA Network Manager software platform.
 
As a signal processor with equalization, delay, and dynamics, its four analogue line inputs with premium A/D conversion assure the utmost sound quality. Integrating 20 inputs and 16 outputs in one rack space, the P1 can matrix, bridge, and distribute AVB, AES/EBU and analogue audio. Time-aligned redundant signal distribution guarantees artefact-free sound with the click of a button. Exceptional demand shown by early orders indicates that the marketplace recognizes the current and future value that P1 will add to the L-Acoustics toolkit.

Updates to LA Network Manager will leverage P1’s four microphone pre-amps to create an analyzer that is aware of all system parameters. This technology enables system tuning without additional noise.
 
Presentations of P1 and new tools for fast and accurate system optimization in 3D acoustical design software Soundvision and system control software LA Network Manager will take place four times daily at InfoComm in demo room N107. Please visit L-Acoustics booth C576 for more information. 

HSL Steps Up Commitment to Hope Mill Theatre Partnership

07/06/2018 - Production News

UK - Hope Mill Theatre is an invigorating and ambitious alternative art project dedicated to the production of musical theatre in Hope Mill, a charismatic site-specific former Victorian cotton mill in the Ancoats area of central Manchester, for which HSL is very proud to be a technical partner.

LA Opera embraces LED with the Philips Vari-Lite VLZ Profile

06/06/2018 - Equipment News

USA - Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced that the world-renowned LA Opera, located in the Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles has invested in the company's new LED-based Philips Vari-Lite VLZ Profile fixtures as part of its stage lighting rig. LA Opera's current production of Verdi's Rigoletto, with lighting design by Robert Wierzel, is the first production in its history lit with a predominantly LED lighting rig. It underscores Signify's leadership in providing innovative LED lighting for the entertainment industry.

Signify appoints Brian Friborg to lead Entertainment Group

06/06/2018 - Business News

USA - Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced the appointment of entertainment lighting executive Brian Friborg (pictured) as head of its Entertainment Lighting Group. The appointment of Brian, an experienced leader with a deep understanding of the unique requirements of the entertainment lighting business, is a clear signal of the company's commitment to this specialist sector.

DiGiCo reveals DMI-AMM for S-Series consoles

06/06/2018 - Equipment News

UK - DiGiCo is delighted to announce the launch of its new DMI-AMM (Automatic Mic Mixing) card, which allows up to 48 channels of automatic mic mixing on any S-Series console. Designed in direct response to requests from the corporate market, the DMI-AMM will benefit any production where complex vocal mic setups are in use.

Embracing the Dark Zone

06/06/2018 - Project News

Poland - Painting with Light was commissioned by interactive and media-based attractions specialist Alterface to light the brand new Bazyliszek dark ride which has just opened … and is creating a buzz at the rebranded Legendia theme park in Katowice, Poland.

Lee Curran pixel maps award-winning battens on two dramatic productions

06/06/2018 - Production News

Germany - GLP’s impression LED fixtures recently demonstrated that in addition to raw power, the advantages of multi-functionality and subtlety are paramount when it comes to lighting dramatic performance in smaller theatre venues.
 
A specialist in this genre, designer Lee Curran was originally exposed to the German company’s lighting catalogue at Shakespeare’s Globe where the award-winning X4 Bar 20s were specified as part of the new lighting rig at the time. “I remember demoing the units with Malcolm Rippeth and Victoria Brennan, and being surprised at what they were capable of,” he states.
 
Then shortly before embarking on the production of The Lady From The Sea at the Donmar Warehouse, he used a single X4 Bar 10 on English Touring Theatre's production of The Weir, to provide a variety of light through a window in a very tight space with almost no throw distance. It not only provided him with the perfect solution but set him up for further deployments of the X4 Bars.
 
“With The Globe and The Weir we made good use of the pixel mapping to produce colour effects, while on The Lady From The Sea we also used both tilt and zoom in quite subtle ways. We also needed some of the units to fit in very tight spaces, so their size was a huge advantage.”
 
Curran already had some units from White Light, but with the fixtures in high demand and the budget limited, a chance meeting with GLP UK’s Simon Barrett at an Association of Lighting Designer (ALD) event, led to further necessary inventory being procured at very short notice. “This was fortunate, as the fit up was only a week away,” noted the designer.
 
But following The Lady From The Sea he was far from finished with the X4 Bar 10s and 20s. “At that point the set design for Summer and Smoke [at the Almeida Theatre] was in its early stages, and as it evolved, it was obvious that X4 Bars could also play a big part in realising the lighting design,” he rationalised.
 
With the entire overhead rig at the Almeida exposed, nine X4 Bar 20s are positioned at stage level, behind the pianos that arc along the upstage edge of the set, and are detailed for wall washing. The overhead units comprise 13 x X4 Bar 10s, and they are additionally used for ‘specials’, such as top lighting, back lighting and what the LD describes as “a couple of striking moments of movement.” All the units are pixel mapped and all have performed flawlessly, he says.
 
Lee Curran also owes a lot of the dramatic impact of GLP’s battens to his lighting programmers and board operators — Miguel Figueiredo on The Lady From The Sea and Robin Fisher on Summer and Smoke. “I think in the case of both programmers, it was the first time they’d pixel-mapped on the fixtures, although they had used them before. In all cases the effects are used subtly — bits of movement and colour variation, adding texture and life to the stage picture.”
 
In summary, the designer says he could hardly have been more impressed with the GLP’s X4 Bars. “Having a modern LED fixture that can function as a light curtain or a wash light, that you can use for specials but can also use for pixel mapping, with good colour rendition and dimming, and all in a very small and neat package … I’ve not used anything else like it.”

Premier Global Production provides Ayrton Ghibli™ Fixtures for Brett Elderedge's The Long Way Tour

06/06/2018 - Production News

USA - As soon as Nashville-based Premier Global Production took delivery of 26 Ghibli™ fixtures, Ayrton’s first LED spot luminaire with a factory-equipped framing system, they quickly sent them on tour with country music singer/songwriter Brett Eldredge. 

Audiologic Appointed as Industry Market Partner by QSC Systems

06/06/2018 - Business News

UK - Leading provider of audio-visual solutions, Audiologic is pleased to report its appointment as the exclusive UK and Ireland distribution channel for QSC Systems from 1st June 2018. QSC is a globally recognised leader in the design and manufacture of audio/video and control (AV&C) system solutions. As a designated Industry Market Partner, as well as distributing the QSC Systems portfolio, Audiologic will offer technical services such as system design and validation, commissioning support and warranty services. The Harlow based company will also offer QSC product training at its recently opened education facility - Learning Space.

PR Lighting Launces Polaris

05/06/2018 - Equipment News

With the summer outdoor season now in full swing, PR Lighting has announced the timely release of an impressive, all-weather LED wash luminaire called Polaris (PR-6805).

Martin Audio Appoints PTC as New Indian Distributer

05/06/2018 - Business News

UK- Martin Audio has appointed Mumbai-based Preeti Trading Corporation (PTC) as its new distributor in India. The family-owned company has been in operation since the start of the new millennium with a goal to become the leading AV residential and commercial installation company in the sub-continent.

Rationalising the decision to approach Martin Audio, managing director Kamal Dhingreja said, “All our dealers carry out installations as well, and had been dependent on traditional brands. So we decided to make Martin Audio available as a performance product, which sets them apart from regular integrators.”
 
He said that Martin Audio’s brand value was well recognised in India. “It is highly regarded for its sound quality,” he said. “We have taken the initiative in working with the top integrators on their projects, and also to reach the best business houses on the Indian map through our sales team.”

Dress to impress is the clear-cut message delivered at Eurovision 2018

05/06/2018 - Production News

Portugal - Green Hippo technology once again helps Eurovision contestants to hit the heights.

Eurovision 2018 saw over 200 million people witness a spectacular example of what 3D projection mapping can do. Elina Nechayeva, representing Estonia, was the sixth act up, and her dress was the talk of Lisbon and beyond. Measuring 52 sq meters, yet weighing just around 8kg, Elina’s outfit acted not only as an elegant dress but also a projection screen, displaying visuals to mirror the story of her La Forza song – a blossoming, dreamlike love.

Ollie Wilkinson Gives Nina Nesbitt Visual Edge With Maverick MK Pyxis

04/06/2018 - Production News

With a string of recent hits such as "Chewing Gum", "The Best You Had" and "Somebody Special," Swedish-Scottish singer Nina Nesbitt (pictured) has earned critical success both in the UK and throughout Europe.  After a successful string of US concerts, Nesbitt recently returned for a UK tour. Lighting Designer Ollie Wilkinson managed to craft equally catchy visuals with the help of CHAUVET Professional Maverick MK Pyxis fixtures supplied by Arranpaul.

AVCL Joins Adamson Network as Exclusive Distributor for India

04/06/2018 - Business News

Adamson Systems Engineering has formally partnered with AVCL to bolster its presence in the Indian market. Adamson will be the first line distributed under the AVCL brand – a new premium sub-entity of distribution firm Sonotone aimed at the upper echelon of professional audio companies and users in India. Under the agreement, Sonotone itself will oversee the Integration Segment while Vardhaman has been appointed as the Authorized Partner for the Touring Market.

L-Acoustics Promotes Jeff Rocha to Global Product Management Director

04/06/2018 - People News

Technology that consistently offers a superior sonic signature, enhances the connection between audiences and performers and delivers a return on investment is core to the L-Acoustics business model and product philosophy. To further fuel this ongoing cycle of bringing unmatched innovation to market, L-Acoustics has appointed Jeff Rocha (pictured), formerly Head of Market Development for North America, to the newly created position of Director of Product Management.

Robe Helps Deutschland Find a Superstar

04/06/2018 - Production News

The 2018 edition of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (DSDS) is featured another exciting and eye-catching lighting design created by the show’s long-term LD Manuel da Costa and Jonas König of MDC Lichtgestalten, utilising over 100 Robe Pointes which were supplied by Magic Light+Sound from Cologne.

SolaFrame Theatre Delivers Blockbuster Light, Zero Sound

04/06/2018 - Production News

On the press junket for the premiere of special effects-laden Pacific Rim: Uprising, David Kane and Brian Fisher of Kite & Key Technologies used a special effect of their own: the new High End Systems’ SolaFrame Theatre. Kane and Fisher, working with production company Junket Productions, Inc. were blown away by the quality of the light, its extensive gobo pack, and the fixture’s biggest superpower: its silence.

Audient iD22 Performs Ice Cold In Kingston

04/06/2018 - Production News

Kingston, Ontario, Canada – At home with his Audient iD22 audio interface and trusty ASP008 8-channel mic preamplifier, location recordist Matt Rogalsky makes the most of his relatively portable kit to record new, three-piece band, Deux Trois in what he called “challenging conditions.”

ArKaos Expands North American Network

01/06/2018 - Business News

USA – Leading media and real-time visual processing specialist ArKaos has announced the expansion of its US distribution network with the appointment of Elation Lighting Inc, based in Los Angeles, California, as a new distributor for the US and Mexico.

NRG takes on Arcadia Spectacular’s Spider

01/06/2018 - Production News

UK – After ten years of globe-trotting around the world amazing festival goers with a unique and brilliantly crafted production, Arcadia Spectacular finally made a long-awaited debut appearance in London earlier this month. It was on the UK’s early May Bank Holiday weekend that it celebrated its tenth anniversary and presented its own special brand of immersive production magic in the capital city.

SSE Audio spirits L-Acoustics into Ghost Notes

01/06/2018 - Project News

UK – Ghost Notes, a new bar and music venue in the heart of South East London’s trendy Peckham, hosts an array of music each week, ranging from live bands and DJs, through to spoken word and speeches. To cope with this diverse array of events and the building’s challenging acoustics, SSE Audio has installed an L-Acoustics X Series system, providing Ghost Notes with a high-quality solution that also delivers on brand recognition, thus meeting the demands of visiting artists and engineers.

Logic Systems Revs Up Carolina Rebellion with Chauvet Professional

01/06/2018 - Production News

USA – NASCAR vehicles weren’t the only things roaring at the Charlotte Motor Speedway this month. From 4-6 May, the iconic venue was reverberating with the high-octane sounds of an eclectic group of rockers like Godsmack, Alice in Chains, and Muse that performed before more than 100,000 appreciative fans at the Carolina Rebellion. Lighting it all up was a massive collection of Chauvet Professional fixtures supplied by St. Louis-based Logic Systems, which also designed the rigs on the festival’s four stages.

Version 2’s Martin by Harman lighting looms large on Sounds Like Friday Night

01/06/2018 - Production News

UK – Popular TV lighting fixtures from Martin by Harman were firmly to the fore on the main rig at BBC Television Centre’s flagship TC1 studio when lighting director Oli Richards set to work on designing the rig for the second series of Sounds Like Friday Night. He turned to TV lighting rental company Version 2 to source inventory which included 24 Martin MH7 Hybrid, 24 Martin RUSH Par 2 Zoom, 24 Martin Viper Performance and 24 Martin Mac Aura XB.

Two LTM apprentices now full time LTM staff members

01/06/2018 - People News

UK – Lift Turn Move, based in Wirral, has shown a commitment to training the future generation and can confirm that two of its apprentices, Charmaine and Josh, have now joined LTM as full time staff members.

ETC and High End Systems team up for ABTT 2018

01/06/2018 - Event News

UK – ETC and High End Systems will be side-by-side at the upcoming 2018 ABTT Theatre Show, marking the first time that High End Systems has exhibited at ABTT since joining the ETC family last year.