News Archive for September 2018

EAW Embraces Independence Under New Ownership

28/09/2018 - Business News

USA – Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) has announced that the recent purchase of the company by the Italy-based RCF Group, continues to bolster sales, product innovation, development and support.

Cameron Grogan Creates Varied Looks at Big What Festival with Chauvet Professional

28/09/2018 - Production News

USA – Home Grown Music Network’s former Album of the Year winner Big Something has elevated genre-hopping into a rarefied art form. Even by jam band standards, this laid-back sextet darts in a mind-boggling array of directions, not only during the same show, but also in the same song. Cameron Grogan, the band’s long-time lighting designer, has become adept at following his client as they move with seeming ease from funky rock rhythms to chirpy pop melodies, fusing horns, guitars, synths and harmonies into their musical smorgasbord.

L-ISA returns to Royal Albert Hall for BBC Proms

28/09/2018 - Production News

UK – The BBC Proms is one of the most British of musical institutions. Founded over a century ago, it is an eight-week summer season of concerts, predominantly held at the Royal Albert Hall (RAH), with Cadogan Hall hosting chamber music, and Proms in the Park events held across the UK on the Last Night of the Proms. For this year’s series, Delta Live has deployed L-ISA Hyperreal Sound, giving the system its Proms debut and audiences an intensely real audio experience.

MILOS impresses at PLASA

28/09/2018 - Event News

UK – MILOS racked up another overwhelmingly positive reception at this year’s PLASA show. With a selection of products from its extensive range of truss on display in the Area Four Industries UK stand, the company was well equipped to show the quality of its products and speak with visitors about the many structural solutions it delivers for a wide array of projects.

Allen & Heath’s dLive Joins the Legend of Han Dynasty

28/09/2018 - Production News

ChinaHanyuan Lake, a new venue in the Shaanxi Province in China, has recently invested in an Allen & Heath dLive mixing system for its performances, including the regular production (organised by the Beijing FengShangShiJi Culture Media Company) of ‘The Legend of Han Dynasty’.

Audient Makes New Mixer and Driver Improvements Available to All iD Users

28/09/2018 - Equipment News

Audient has announced that the new iD Mixer has been rolled out across the iD audio interface range, giving iD14 and iD22 users beta access to the redesigned, mix focused software already available for iD44.

Current RMS offer sneak peek of Automatic Costing & Purchasing Modules at PLASA London 2018

28/09/2018 - Event News

UK – Back from another fantastic year exhibiting at PLASA London 2018, the Current RMS team is hitting the ground running, working to develop new updates to its rental management software based on the important feedback of their users.

Illumination specialist LED Creative adds Sigma 60 to help update The Jonathan Ross Show with 808 Create Ltd

27/09/2018 - Production News

UK – Working alongside Paul Evans and the team at technical production company 808 Create Ltd, LED Creative has assisted in upgrading the scenic installation at The Jonathan Ross Show.

Glassjaw Plays London’s O2 Academy Brixton beneath Elation Rig

27/09/2018 - Production News

UK – Highly influential New York post-hardcore band, Glassjaw, rocketed to success in 2000 and has had a strong European following ever since, especially in the UK. Following the release last December of their first full length album since 2002, Material Control, the band returned to the UK this summer, playing a much-anticipated show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 18th August.

Lighting a Local Landmark

27/09/2018 - Project News

Czech Republic – Vratislavice nad Nisou is a district in Liberec – the fifth largest city in the Czech Republic – and its forward thinking municipality led by Mayor Lukas Pohanka wanted an extra special touch for the landmark Church of the Holy Trinity, a beautifully well preserved and now protected single baroque building dating back to 1700.

Marty Postma Joins Robe

27/09/2018 - People News

USA – Lighting designer and creative technology expert, Marty Postma, is coming off the road and joining Robe North America’s sales force as regional sales manager for the north-east.

Record-breaking rock band gets even bigger

27/09/2018 - Production News

Italy – In 2015, die-hard Foo Fighters fan Fabio Zaffagnini gathered 1,000 musicians to record a video appeal to the band to come and play in his home town of Cesena (Italy), in which “Rockin’1000” sang the US band’s “Learn to Fly” in a local park. The video went viral and FF front man Dave Grohl replied, accepting the invitation. The Cesena gig was followed by the first Rockin’1000 concert by the huge band at Cesena stadium (2016) and a Summer Camp, at Mont Blanc (2017).

Christ Fellowship Designed with L-Acoustics K2 Integration in Mind

27/09/2018 - Project News

USA – With eight locations spread across south-east Florida, Christ Fellowship Church is a vibrant faith community that has installed L-Acoustics sound reinforcement systems in number of its worship spaces over the years. However, when systems integrator Mankin Media was recently brought on-board to design and implement a PA at the campus in Port St. Lucie – a rapidly growing area north of Palm Beach – the approach was different at the most foundational level: it started with the specification of an L-Acoustics K2 system, which then influenced how the room would be designed.

Successful debut of the new Xstage S10 at PLASA

27/09/2018 - Event News

UK – Xstage made a big splash at this year’s PLASA show with the world debut of its new S10 deck, which garnered a lot of attention from visitors at the show and received overwhelmingly positive comments! The S10’s light weight, improved profile design, new cube lock leg attachment system and hexagrip anti-slip surface were met with approving nods and smiles, which has further confirmed the S10 has a bright future ahead, indeed.

Alcons Delivers the Beast Sound for Trondheim Rocks

27/09/2018 - Production News

Norway – This season saw the debut of a new Norwegian hard rock festival, Trondheim Rocks, headlined by Iron Maiden and Volbeat. Over the past few years Alcons Audio pro-ribbon systems have proved themselves more than capable of handling the high SPLs demanded at European dance music festivals and, at Trondheim Rocks, an LR28 system showed that it is the perfect system for hard rock and heavy metal too.

Clair Brothers 1AM and 1.5AM Monitors Bring Fresh Sound to the Jazz at Carthage Festival

27/09/2018 - Production News

Tunisia – For this grand event’s 13th iteration, the organisers of Jazz at Carthage Jazz Festival decided that the time was long overdue to upgrade the monitors on both its stages. And for that, the leading monitored sound on the planet was an absolute necessity, which is why the Clair Brothers 1AM and 1.5AM were the unanimous choices for the job.

Benefit Concert For Paul MacCallum

26/09/2018 - Event News

UK – A special benefit concert is being held for musician and loudspeaker manufacturer, Paul MacCallum at the O2 Academy Islington, on 29th October.

Martin Audio Open Days A Massive Success

26/09/2018 - Event News

UK – Martin Audio capitalised on its successful marketing formula by hosting three Open Days (split into five two-hour presentation sessions) at its HQ in High Wycombe, to coincide with this year’s PLASA Show in London.

Multi Coloured Robe at Ostrava Festival

26/09/2018 - Production News

Czech Republic – Colours of Ostrava (COO / Colours), the largest and most popular music festival in the Czech Republic is also now ranked among one of the ‘majors’ in Europe, with 20 performance stages offering over 350 live music acts and plenty of other creative engagement across four days, attracting a population of 50,000 fans from all over Europe.

Inaugural Knight of Illumination Awards USA: Shortlisted Designers Announced

26/09/2018 - Event News

USA – As show lighting and video professionals prepare for the inaugural Knight of Illumination Awards USA (KOI-USA), to be held in Las Vegas on Saturday, 20th October, 2018, the organisers have revealed the shortlist.

ESTA Publishes New Standard for Raked Stages

26/09/2018 - Standards News

ANSI E1.60 – 2018, Guidelines for the Use of Raked Stages in Live Performance Environments, was approved by ANSI's Board of Standards Review on Friday, 21st September, and published on Monday, 24th September. It can be downloaded at no cost from the ESTA TSP website at http://tsp.esta.org/freestandards. The no-cost download is made possible by the sponsorship of ProSight Specialty Insurance. It may be purchased for $40 from ANSI and IHS at https://webstore.ansi.org/ and https://global.ihs.com/ respectively.

Highlite presented three stands this year’s PLASA show

26/09/2018 - Event News

UK – Highlite International BV has had a very successful PLASA show where it was present with three booths. One stand was dedicated entirely to the current Infinity range fixtures with the Robert Juliat collaboration Infinity Signature LED theatre spots as show-stoppers. At the Infinity Chimp light controllers stand, live ongoing training-sessions were held, and at the Highlite stand the visitors found, amongst others, the Showtec Helix S5000 washlight, the Eventspot 1600 battery-light, the new DAP Xi-MKII installation speakers and the latest addition to the Odin-family, the S-218A double 18” subwoofer.

Cast a Vote For the Winner of the Rosco Gobo Design Contest

26/09/2018 - Event News

Rosco is adding a new gobo design to its catalogue, and the company needs help to pick it! Last month, Rosco opened a call for entries for The Rosco Gobo Design Contest and received an incredible number of brilliant designs from around the world. An esteemed panel of lighting designer judges spent the past several weeks pouring over the submissions, and they narrowed down the field to nine finalists. Which pattern belongs in the Rosco Gobo Catalogue?

Nick Ho and Justin Poh Run G12 Asia Conference Lights with Dual ChamSys Consoles

26/09/2018 - Production News

Singapore – From a humble beginning in 1986, Faith Community Baptist Church has grown into one of the largest and most dynamic houses of worship in Asia. The vibrant spirit of this church was very much in evidence this August, when it hosted the G12 Asia Conference. Held at the Singapore Expo Convention & Exhibition Centre, the three-day event draws worshippers and church leaders from throughout Asia.

Data Strategy reports a busy PLASA 2018

26/09/2018 - Event News

UK – The Data Strategy stand at PLASA2018 was abuzz with activity at this year’s show. The newly launched VeriCal, which verifies that the Out Board PAT-4 testers – an integral part of the QC-Check system – are within their operational specifications, received particular attention.

Free ALD Membership for Students as the Sponsored Student Scheme for 2019 opens for applications

26/09/2018 - Business News

UK - Student membership of The Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) provides vital interaction and connection between established figures in professional lighting and video design, and the next generation of talented designers, programmers and technicians, with both sides benefiting greatly from the experience.

Media Vision looks to the future with Thailand’s first K1 system

26/09/2018 - Production News

Thailand – Media Vision Co., Ltd is Thailand’s premier full-service rental house and has recently taken delivery of the region’s first L-Acoustics K1 KX standard system, which includes the recently shipped P1 processor, KS28, and LA-RAK II. Managing director Thanaruch Hongskule, aka Joe, cites the acquisition as the best choice for long-term investment for the company.

PLASA Show 2018 Review – Busiest and most vibrant show in recent history

26/09/2018 - Event News

UK – The busiest and most vibrant PLASA Show since its move to Olympia saw a 4% increase in visitors with a palpable atmosphere that was reminiscent of its former Earls Court days. The three-day show from 16-18 September welcomed a stream of exhibitors and attendees from around the world primed to explore the leading edge of live entertainment technology.

Genting Arena to rebrand as Resorts World Arena

25/09/2018 - Business News

UK – Leading live events business, NEC Group, has today announced that the Genting Arena will be rebranded to Resorts World Arena, as part of its continued partnership with Genting UK.

LightLab Debuts Elation Smarty Hybrid on Nekfeu Summer Tour

25/09/2018 - Production News

France – Lighting design studio, LightLab, headed by lighting designer and art director Alexandre LeBrun, created a flexible and impactful lighting and stage design for French rapper Nekfeu’s summer tour based around mobile walls of light and used Elation Professional’s new multi-functional Smarty Hybrid CMY colour-mixing moving head, supplied by Dushow, to realise the stunning look.

Community Loudspeakers for PA and Voice Evacuation at International School in Santiago de Chile

25/09/2018 - Project News

Chile – Novotic has recently completed the design and installation of a public address and voice evacuation system for Nido de Aguilas International School in Lo Barnechea, Santiago de Chile, based around Community W SERIES loudspeakers.

ESTA Posts Revised Standard for Mounting Overhead Equipment for Public Review

25/09/2018 - Standards News

BSR E1.53, a revision of ANSI E1.53-2016, Overhead mounting of luminaires, lighting accessories, and other portable devices: specification and practice, has been posted for public review on the ESTA website at http://estalink.us/pr. The standard covers specifications for the primary and secondary mounting devices for portable stage and studio luminaires and accessories (e.g., c-clamps and safety cables). It also covers their use. The existing standard is being revised to clarify marking requirements and environmental considerations. Comments are due before 20th November.

Meyer Sound Systems Add Intimacy and Impact to Dr. Atomic at Santa Fe Opera

25/09/2018 - Project News

USA – With this past summer’s acclaimed production by the Santa Fe Opera, 73 years after the first blinding nuclear detonation, Dr. Atomic finally came home. This 2005 contemporary opera by composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars centres on the inner turmoil of Dr. Robert Oppenheimer as he headed development of the first atomic bomb at Los Alamos Laboratories, situated barely 20 miles from the opera’s Crosby Theatre. In order to create a three-dimensional soundscape for the production deftly balancing natural-sounding singing with full orchestration and evocative sound effects, eminent sound designer Mark Grey specified an augmented Meyer Sound loudspeaker system based around four CAL column array loudspeakers that had been recently installed at the theatre.

Lightpower Collection supports Backup – The Technical Entertainment Charity at PLASA 2018

25/09/2018 - Event News

UK - For the past four years, the Lightpower Collection has toured worldwide with In the Eye of the Rock ’n’ Roll Hurricane, an exhibition which shows the body of work from acclaimed Rock ‘n’ Roll photographer, Neal Preston. In it are more than 70 of his iconic pictures: legendary album covers, views behind the scenes, moments that made history – the essence of Rock ’n’ Roll and concert touring that has dominated out industry since the late ‘60s.

Robert Juliat SpotMe wins PLASA 2018 Award for Innovation

25/09/2018 - Event News

UK – Robert Juliat is thrilled to have been awarded a prestigious PLASA Award for Innovation for its SpotMe a creative tracking system that works in association with followspots. The Innovation Awards took place at the PLASA London show last week amid huge competition, with 47 entries and only eight Awards at stake.

Martin Audio Partners with Audio-Technica Germany

25/09/2018 - Business News

Germany – Martin Audio has appointed Audio-Technica Germany as its new distributor in that territory, from 1st October, 2018.

Events United Supplies Complete Rig for Soulfest with Chauvet Professional

25/09/2018 - Production News

USA – Over 60 worship bands took to the stage at Soulfest in early August. Not all of them were as famous as the festival’s headliners (a group that included for King & Country, Skillet, and Toby Mac.), but each was supported by a light show worthy of a star, thanks to a main stage rig that featured over 75 Chauvet Professional fixtures.

MDG’s new ATMe WPE weathers the storms at PLASA London 2018

25/09/2018 - Event News

UK – MDG enjoyed a hugely successful PLASA London where it presented its latest products. These included the new IP55-rated Me2 WPE fog and ATMe WPE haze generators, a standard Me2 fog generator, theFAN digital fan, and the ICE FOG Compack HP low fog generator alongside two award-winning products theONE dual mode haze and fog generator, winner of the LDI Best Debut product in 2010, and the RFP (Round Floor Pocket) which won the ABTT Engineering Product of the Year 2018 in June.

Stage Electrics installs new lighting grid at BBC’s Alan Turing Imaginarium

25/09/2018 - Project News

UK – The Alan Turing Imaginarium is a flexible event space in the BBC’s Dock House at Media City, Salford. It is used for conferences, meetings and as a presentation and studio space from which to broadcast coverage on events such as the recent Winter Olympics and Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Stage Electrics was contracted to install a lighting grid that would be able to meet the needs of such a multi-purpose space.

Optocore Leads Timberlake Out of the Woods

25/09/2018 - Production News

USA & Europe – Justin Timberlake’s The Man of the Woods tour, which is scheduled to run through to early 2019, is arguably his most expansive yet from an audio perspective.

Ayrton Appoints Bary AS as exclusive distributor for Norway

25/09/2018 - Business News

Norway – Ayrton has announced the appointment of Bary AS as its new, exclusive distributor for Norway.

IPS provides Lighting, Sound and Structures for the Great North Star

25/09/2018 - Production News

UK – The Great North Star performance in Newcastle was the grand finale to the Great Exhibition of the North. Televised on the BBC, this ambitious outdoor performance celebrated pioneering women through sporting history. The event took place outside The Sage Gateshead, with the Tyne and cityscape providing the backdrop to the night time performance. IPS provided all the lighting and sound production, along with the production structures for a long standing client, with Andy Marshall heading up the IPS on site team, working with production manager Nigel Mousley and director Bradley Hemmings. Over 400 lighting fixtures we used on the production, almost all of them from the IP rated range of the IPS hire inventory. A 100m running track provided the performance area for the event, with scenic specialist Stage One supplying the stage structure and impressive set pieces (including working crane), with IPS working alongside to integrate show lighting within the set. Electric Foundry supplied LED practicals built into the set, including the illuminated text on the I-Beam lifted by the crane as part of the performance.

Yamaha Brings Background Music to the Fore at the Restaurant Show

25/09/2018 - Event News

UK – Taking place at London’s Olympia from 1st - 3rd October, the Restaurant Show is one of the UK’s premier trade events for the hospitality, bar and restaurant industry. Yamaha Commercial Audio enjoyed a successful debut in 2017 and, this year, is expanding its presence. It includes a key presentation titled Sound Investment: The Business Of Background Music.

Beyoncé and JAY-Z Go On The Run Again with DiGiCo

24/09/2018 - Production News

USA – OTRII marks the first world tour together in four years for music’s power couple, Beyoncé and JAY-Z. In that time, the music has become more complex and so has the stage show. The two stars are backed by a sizeable combination of their individual bands, including an entire horn section, as well as backup vocalists and dancers, all of whom wear in-ear monitors, as well as wireless microphones for every vocalist.

Flower Power: Yamaha and Nexo are Picture Perfect at PLASA

24/09/2018 - Event News

UK – In mid-September a small piece of Japan appeared in West London for three days and it proved a real talking point, as Yamaha and Nexo exhibited at PLASA London.

Historic Säter Church's Renkus-Heinz System a First in Sweden

24/09/2018 - Project News

Sweden – About 190km (118 miles) north-west of Stockholm lies Säter, a lovely town of about 4,400 people that boasts one of Sweden's best preserved wooden downtown areas. Here are narrow streets lined with charming little shops. Nearby-everything is nearby in Säter-is Säter Church, originally built in 1637 and reconstructed in Neoclassical style between 1778 and 1779, although its tower was replaced in 1806-07 due to unstable soil.

Robe in Control for Kensington

24/09/2018 - Production News

The Netherlands – Dutch rockers Kensington brought their hugely successful double platinum ‘Control’ album cycle to a close with a show-stopping performance for around 50,000 fans at Amsterdam Arena.

Allen & Heath adds Waves Card for SQ

24/09/2018 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has expanded its arsenal of networking cards with the addition of a Waves SoundGrid option. The SQ Waves card provides any SQ mixer with a 64x64 96kHz or 48kHz interface to a Waves SoundGrid network using the I/O port.

Lancelot rides with Iron Maiden

24/09/2018 - Production News

Europe – Robert Coleman, lighting designer for Iron Maiden, specified six Robert Juliat Lancelot 4000W HTI followspots for the band’s current Legacy of the Beast World Tour, which started with a 38-date European leg in May 2018.

TiMax overwhelms with its on-stand ‘Orchestral Hugeness Experience’

24/09/2018 - Event News

UK – At this year’s PLASA show in London’s Olympia, UK immersive audio and show control specialist, Out Board, demonstrated the exceptional power of the new StageSpace object-based spatial environment auto-rendering tool, within the new TiMax 500S software. The stand featured a miniature booth-sized demo of TiMax’s ‘orchestral hugeness experience’, which has been trialled so effectively on some arena-scale and festival-sized stages across Europe this summer.

Winners revealed for the PLASA Awards for Innovation 2018

21/09/2018 - Event News

UK – The PLASA Awards for Innovation, organised in collaboration with LSi magazine, took place at the end of a buzzing Monday at this year’s PLASA Show. The Awards recognise and reward pioneering product designs and the people behind them, and are highly regarded as they are independently judged by a team of industry experts.

Adamson & CMI Help Monitor City to Cover the Big Stages

21/09/2018 - Production News

Australia – Melbourne production and install company Monitor City has joined the Adamson Network with a major investment in a new E-Series and S-Series audio system. Sourced through CMI Music and Audio, Adamson’s exclusive Australian distributor, the new package allows Monitor City to cover most venues across Australia while also offering the flexibility to break into smaller or distributed systems as required.

Artiste Picasso for Trevor Hoffman Pitcher’s Mound Spotlight at Petco Park

21/09/2018 - Production News

USA – On July 29th, San Diego Padres pitcher Trevor Hoffman was inducted into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame as one of the most dominant closers of all time. The celebration continued a few weeks later at the Padres’ home field, Petco Park, when the star pitcher was honoured after a game with a pitcher’s mound spotlight courtesy of the Padres, Meeting Services, Inc. and Elation Artiste Picasso LED moving heads.

Clair Brothers Expands Distribution in Argentina and Beyond with Proven South American A/V Professionals – SVC

21/09/2018 - Business News

Argentina – Sistemas de Video Comunicación S.A. (SVC) is an Argentinian company dedicated to delivering on-point solutions for the broadcast television, film, video, pro audio and multimedia industries. SVC has more than 30 years of experience representing leading firms and the highest quality products, making the company a benchmark in technology within its coverage areas in Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia. The key to its success is its commitment of integration with specialised professionals, complemented by the import, sales, installation and after-sales service of complex technology products. Joining with Clair Brothers as its sole distributor in this emerging professional entertainment region, SVC cements further its stellar reputation as provider of high-end A/V products and engineering services.

Now Streaming – Electro-Voice adds Bluetooth audio streaming models to best-selling ZLX speaker series

21/09/2018 - Equipment News

Electro-Voice has announced two new additions to its ZLX series – the world's best-selling portable powered PA speakers – ZLX-12BT (12-inch 2-way) and ZLX-15BT (15-inch 2-way), both Bluetooth-equipped for audio streaming from any mobile device.

matisse dmx wins PLASA Award for Innovation 2018

21/09/2018 - Event News

UK - Artistic Licence has just enjoyed one of its busiest ever PLASA London shows. The matisse dmx range of programmable DMX controllers proved a hit with judges and visitors alike, with its winning combination of features, aesthetics and price point.

John Matkovic Sets Stage for Ian Moss with Chauvet Professional

21/09/2018 - Production News

Australia – “Music is the space between the notes,” wrote Claude Debussy. The great French composer would most likely have been very pleased with John Matkovic’s lighting design for a recent concert by Australian rock legend Ian Moss at the Griffith Regional Theatre. Adopting a “less is more” approach to lighting the singer/guitarist’s acoustic show, Matkovic relied on subtle colour washes to support the artist on stage.

AVER Productions Adds EAW RADIUS to Inventory

21/09/2018 - Production News

USA – Miami-based AVER Productions has invested in an Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) RADIUS sound reinforcement system to further its business. AVER Productions is a full-service event production company that provides to-of-the-line audio, video, lighting, staging, and special effects equipment throughout the country and the Caribbean Islands.

Tomorrowland gets Hyperreal with L-ISA

21/09/2018 - Production News

Belgium – Tomorrowland, held over two scorching weekends this July in the Belgian town of Boom, is one of the world’s foremost music festivals. Its organisers, We Are One World are always on the hunt for imaginative ways to unite hundreds of thousands of fans from around the globe at this unique event. This year, Tomorrowland revealed the brand-new Atmosphere Stage, a futuristic tent where L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound delivered deeply vibrant beats as festival goers bathed in stunning visuals for a completely unprecedented musical experience.

In Memoriam: Jo Mulders, ADJ Group of Companies

20/09/2018 - People News

The Netherlands – It is with deep sadness that the ADJ Group of Companies has announced the sudden passing of their friend and colleague Jo Mulders on Monday, 17th September, 2018. An esteemed and beloved colleague, Mulders, 61, worked as general manager at the ADJ Group’s European headquarters in Kerkrade and had been with the firm for over 15 years.

Meyer Sound Expands Presence at Telluride Film Festival

20/09/2018 - Production News

USA – Meyer Sound and the Telluride Film Festival have announced a decade-long partnership agreement which outlines a fourfold expansion of theatres equipped with 100% Meyer Sound cinema systems. For this year’s festival, held over Labor Day weekend, the Galaxy Theatre joined the flagship Werner Herzog Theatre as a second venue to offer complete, premium Meyer Sound systems. In addition, the Palm Theatre and the Nugget Theatre will be fully furnished with Meyer Sound systems in the coming years as part of the continuing collaboration.

Creative Rental Solutions Creates Surreal Looks for Hype-O-Dream Festival with Chauvet Professional

20/09/2018 - Production News

Belgium – Although originally disregarded by critics as another flash-in-the-pan post-war artistic movement, surrealism is perhaps the only early 20th century 'ism' to have made a continuing and lasting impression upon art, music and culture. The organisers of the EDM festival Hype-O-Dream appreciate the strong link between the escapist elements of surrealism, which promised to free one’s mind from the weight of daily routine. With this in mind, they built this year’s incarnation of their festival around a surrealism-inspired main stage to bring an element of the extraordinary to complement their world-class EDM line-up, which included acts such as Jauz, Showtek and Henri PFR.

Arena UK and Europe Appoints Jonathan Hills as Head of Structures

20/09/2018 - People News

UK – Jonathan Hills has moved to the UK following six successful years with Arena Middle East and Asia to become head of structures and ice, effective 18th September 2018. He has 20 years’ experience in the events and temporary structures sector spanning across four continents delivering prestigious special projects and overlay. Jonathan has been an integral part of the growth of the business both in the Middle East and Asia.

J&C Joel launch Setting the Stage Fund with the Theatres Trust

20/09/2018 - Business News

J&C Joel has announced the launch of a new grant scheme with the Theatres Trust.

CTS Installs New Test System at Christie Lites UK

20/09/2018 - Production News

UK – Combined Test Solutions, UK provider of cable harness test equipment, high voltage test equipment and functional test equipment has supplied a customised electrical cable test solution to Christie Lites, one of the world’s foremost theatre and stage lighting companies.

Robe Rocks PLASA with SuperSpikie

20/09/2018 - Event News

UK – Robe brought an animated, vibrant, high-impact theatre meets rock & roll live show to the centre of its stand design at the 2018 PLASA entertainment technology expo in London’s Olympia.

Matrix Series is now ready for delivery

19/09/2018 - Equipment News

NEXT Matrix was presented at the last ISE Amsterdam, and it is now coming out from the production line and ready for delivery with large quantities available in stock.

GLP Releases Supercharged impression E350 LED Moving Head

19/09/2018 - Equipment News

GLP has officially launched the impression E350 LED moving head at PLASA 2018 (London Olympia, 16 – 18 September), a new, supercharged companion to its popular impression S350, in an efficient, optimised package.

A4I.tv releases new educational video series with Eric Porter

19/09/2018 - Standards News

A new video series with Eric Porter has just been released on A4I.tv. In this six-part video series, entitled “Basics of Truss Rigging”, Eric provides an entertaining and easy to understand view of truss rigging principles and methods that are beneficial for everyone to revisit.

DPA Microphones Chalks Up Impressive Sales Results In Germany

19/09/2018 - Business News

Germany – DPA Microphones’ philosophy of getting closer to dealers and customers has paid dividends in Germany where its new dedicated sales team and reorganised partner structure is achieving results that have exceeded the company’s initial expectations by far.

Community Adds New Compact Model to its EN54-24 Certified R SERIES Family

18/09/2018 - Equipment News

Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced that it has completed EN54-24 certification for its compact R.35-3896-EN loudspeaker.

GLP’s Interlocking KNV LED Cube and Arc Offer Infinite Design Possibilities

18/09/2018 - Equipment News

Officially presented at PLASA 2018 and shipping now, the modular KNV LED system from GLP can be used either individually or as a composite. Designers can rely on two basic forms: the cube-shaped KNV Cube and the KNV Arc – a device in the form of an eighth of a circle.

Audient: Creating Sound for SEGA Published Two Point Hospital

18/09/2018 - Production News

UKCo-owners of Cedar Studios, Tom Puttick and Phil French – with the help of their Audient ASP880 eight channel mic pre – were responsible for the sound design for Two Point Hospital, the simulation game created by Two Point Studios and published by SEGA, which was released this autumn. “Anything you hear has gone through us in some way,” they tell us, explaining their part in the process. Set in the 2D world of Two Point County, players are tasked with building a healthcare empire: building hospitals, teaching healthcare staff and curing a constantly growing number of illnesses.

Knight of Illumination Awards 2018 Winners announced at London's Eventim Apollo

17/09/2018 - Event News

UK – The leading lights of the entertainment production industry descended on London's famous Eventim Apollo on Sunday night, where the winners of the 2018 Knight of Illumination Awards were announced.

Martin Audio systems help Budee in prestigious CUC Masterclass sponsorship

17/09/2018 - Event News

China – Budee’s recent sponsorship of the 15th annual Communication University of China Sound School (CUC) Recording Masterclass was a major success. The event has grown to become one of the biggest in China for those in the recording industry and Martin Audio’s Chinese distributor, who were sponsoring it for the first time, ensured the British manufacturer had a good presence at the event, fielding stacked pairs of DD12 and PRX subwoofers on either side of the stage in the CUC auditorium on the opening day. Proceedings then relocated to the live house/performance space on the university campus in Beijing.

Robe at Prolight+Sound Middle East 2018

17/09/2018 - Event News

UAE – Robe is exhibiting at Prolight+Sound Middle East - Hall 4.0 Stand C12 - for the second year, and will be sharing the stand with four dynamic partner companies, ArKaos, MDG and MagicFX.

Avolites Supports the Next Generation of Video Designers with Q3 Servers

17/09/2018 - Standards News

UK – Students at Wakefield’s Backstage Academy are starting the new year armed with an array of powerful Avolites visual control kit, including the new Ai Q3 media server.

A Bumper Preview to PLASA Show 2018

17/09/2018 - Event News

UK – PLASA Show 2018 opened its doors at London Olympia, unleashing hundreds of leading brands and expert speakers upon thousands of entertainment technology professionals.

Goodman Audio Services Expands with EAW Adaptive

17/09/2018 - Production News

USA – For more than 25 years, Santa Fe Springs, California-based Goodman Audio Services has provided corporate event audio for a client list that includes William Morris Endeavor (WME), Guess, DreamWorks Animation, 20th Century Fox, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and video game developer Blizzard Entertainment. The company recently joined Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) Adaptive network with the purchase of an Adaptive line array system.

Britannia Row Productions and Clair Global Invest In Yamaha RIVAGE Mixing Systems

17/09/2018 - Production News

UK & USA – The success of Yamaha’s RIVAGE family of digital mixing systems continues, with two of the best known names in live music production – Britannia Row Productions and Clair Global – respectively investing in pairs of RIVAGE PM7 and PM10 digital mixing systems.

Clair Brothers is Exclusive Choice by VTècnics and Prase Media Technologies for Best Ever Sound at elrow Show

17/09/2018 - Production News

Spain – What began in 2010 as a small party thrown by the Arnau family in Barcelona for an extended group of close friends has blossomed into what is today a global phenomenon. The original vision was to create a place where adults could play around in a dreamland where space aliens and Elvis are welcome, and anything goes, surrounded by vivid and surreal performances, all while listening to quality, bass-heavy dance music. Its booming popularity led to the event becoming an outdoor festival that now touches six continents with over 250 elrow events in more than fifty cities.

DPA Delivers Exquisite Sound with its Tiniest Ever Microphone Capsules

14/09/2018 - Equipment News

In direct response to feedback from the theatre, film and television industries, DPA Microphones is adding to its d:screet and d:fine ranges by introducing its smallest ever high end pro audio microphone capsule.

Yamaha Shows New Products and Updates at IBC2018

14/09/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – Yamaha has a digital mixing solution suitable for every type of broadcast need, from the biggest event to the most compact studio or outside broadcast facility. All will be on show at IBC2018, including new products and updated firmware. Yamaha systems will also be mixing keynote speeches and other presentations throughout the show.

Obsidian Control Systems to Debut New Consoles at PLASA 2018

14/09/2018 - Event News

UK – Obsidian Control Systems has announced that it will be showcasing at the PLASA show in London the first two lighting control products under the ONYX lighting control platform, the extremely powerful NX 2 and the portable NX Wing. Designers, programmers and operators are invited to Elation Professional Stand H40 16-18 September at Olympia in West London for a first look and hands-on demo.

Philips Strand Lighting gives winning movie performance with #LANDoftheBRAVEfilm

14/09/2018 - Production News

Namibia – Signify has announced that its Philips Strand Lighting studio and location fixtures have delivered practical and performance benefits to the production of an independent Namibian film, the working title of which is #LANDoftheBRAVEfilm.

Elation Adds World Premiere Product Launches for PLASA 2018, introduces TwinkLED

14/09/2018 - Event News

UK – Elation Professional is introducing TwinkLED, a new and innovative LED lens design offering creative layers of powerful light beams and elegant lens illumination. TwinkLED offers a prominent, patent-pending LED pixel effect using dedicated high-brightness pixels inside large front lenses to provide additional layers of creativity for the lighting designer.

Adlib Supplies AV Solution to IBF2018

14/09/2018 - Production News

UK – Adlib was delighted to win the contract to provide a full audio-visual solution for the 2018 International Business Festival (IBF), staged at the Exhibition Centre, Liverpool throughout June

Robe Spiiders Step Up for Halsey Tour

14/09/2018 - Production News

USA - Everyone is talking about Halsey and her “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” world tour. Apart from the critical acclaim and commercial success of her second album and several emanating singles, the reviews keep raving about the creativity, art and attitude of the highly visual young singer / activist’s live performances.

SSL System T Has Next Generation Audio Success at the European Championships

14/09/2018 - Production News

Germany - Solid State Logic has taken a leading role in successful broadcast trials at the recent European Championships athletics competition in Berlin. The network-native SSL System T broadcast production environment took centre-stage, mixing to both AC-4 and MPEG-H 7.0.4 channel-based formats with object channels, and feeding channel direct outputs for an MPEG-H High Order Ambisonic mix simultaneously. The event was a major step forward for both Next Generation Audio (NGA), and Ultra High Definition (UHD) and High Frame Rate (HFR) video.

Stage Electrics appoint a new commercial manager

14/09/2018 - People News

UK – Stage Electrics has appointed Dan Ryan as its new commercial manager. Previously the company's electrical compliance and quality supervisor, Dan is now responsible for ensuring Stage Electrics are delivering an effective service to all clients. This new appointment comes after a re-structure of the company's venue services department, a division of the company that completes compliance inspections for rigging, electrical and theatrical systems.

White Light’s Data Strategy QC-Check operational and integrated with inspHire

14/09/2018 - Production News

UK – Data Strategy has reported that the first QC-Check workstation delivered to White Light Ltd (WL), incorporating the Out Board PAT-4 tester, is now fully employed in testing distros, power cables and electrical appliances. Furthermore, integration with inspHire, WL’s comprehensive rental software, has been completed providing a live update of the hire stock’s status. The deal between White Light and Data Strategy was announced earlier this year.

Veteran Front of House Engineer Keith Windhorst Takes Musical Journey with Legendary Rock Band

14/09/2018 - Production News

USA – As the iconic drummer for the legendary rock band Journey, Steve Smith’s drum kit is almost as impressive as his percussion playing skills. With a large number of microphones needed in a small space, the monumental task of capturing the clear, pristine sound of each drum, cymbal and chime is left in the capable hands of veteran FOH engineer Keith 'Meaux' Windhorst. To overcome the amplification challenges associated with such a massive drum kit, Meaux relies on a selection of mics from DPA Microphones.

New ADB Products at PLASA 2018

14/09/2018 - Event News

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

New Claypaky Products at PLASA

14/09/2018 - Event News

UK - The brand new, technologically advanced Axcor Profile 600 and Axcor Profile 400 join the Axcor Profile 900, and extend the Claypaky LED light family. There is now a unit with beam shaper for each power band, each application, and every pocket. Both new models are based on the same technology, a white LED light source. They both fit the well known Claypaky framing device, which works on four focal planes and is covered by an international patent. Axcor Profile 600 and Axcor Profile 400 are offered in two models: one that enhances the high light output or alternatively a model featuring very high colour rendering (CRI = 90).

POLAR appoints Pete Curtis as Business Development Manager for HE Sector

14/09/2018 - People News

UK – POLAR, established supplier of key industry brands to the installation, MI and professional audio markets has announced the appointment of Pete Curtis to the post of business development manager for higher education. Pete has worked across the education AV sector for almost 20 years gaining a broad range of experience. Combining a strong and wide-ranging technical skillset acquired in systems integration, with proven sales and marketing expertise developed through his work with TeamMate, Harman and wePresent/Barco, Pete is the perfect fit for POLAR according to director of integrated solutions, Stuart Leader: “Our association with higher education has expanded significantly in recent years and continues to grow. Pete is a well-known figure in this area of business and securing his services is a distinct advantage. He knows the sector inside out, has a sharp technical grasp of cutting edge technologies and has developed an excellent reputation as a specialist in this field. His skills and experience perfectly match POLAR’s offer in this important market.”

J&C Joel return to PLASA

14/09/2018 - Event News

UK - J&C Joel has announced its return to the PLASA Show as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.

Host Makes Most of Ecler Arquis

14/09/2018 - Project News

UK – Host restaurant and bar is a popular venue located within Bishop’s Stortford’s striking Corn Exchange building. As well as serving a wide range of excellent food and drinks, Host also presents regular DJ and live music nights and stages private functions of every kind. Opened in 2000, the venue has consistently maintained very high standards across all its facilities, always striving to deliver the best possible customer experience. A recent decision to refurbish and relaunch the venue was the ideal opportunity to evaluate the audio provision at Host and its management team concluded that significant improvements could be made by replacing its existing system with a more flexible, zoned solution. Creating the appropriate ambience for contrasting areas within the venue was of the utmost importance to the brief, as was straightforward control and operation.

Yamaha Updates MMP1 Studio Monitor Management System

14/09/2018 - Equipment News

New firmware for the Yamaha MMP1 studio monitor management system has been announced which adds a range of refinements, including support for the CB Electronics TMC-1 monitor controller.

Community and Ampere Celebrate 25-Year Partnership in Mexico

13/09/2018 - Business News

Mexico – Concurrent with Community Professional Loudspeakers celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, it also celebrates the 25th anniversary of its partnership with Mexican distributor, Ampere Manufacturas Electrónicas sa de CV.

GLP KNV Provides an Emotional Baptism for AIDAnova

13/09/2018 - Production News

Germany – As part of a spectacular and very emotional staged event at the Meyer shipyard in Papenburg, the first LPG-powered cruise ship, the AIDAnova, received its formal baptism. At the same time, this marked the world premiere of the full production version of GLP’s new KNV system.

Painting Rubens with Light

13/09/2018 - Production News

Belgium – Creative design practice Painting with Light presented a stunning lighting and video design together with bespoke video content for “Rubens the Musical”, a production of spectacular proportions staged by Historalia on a series of pontoons floating in the moat of the magnificent (old) Westerlo Castle in Belgium.

Belmont Students Gain Insight into Industry with Bandit Lites

13/09/2018 - Production News

USA – Belmont University recently held its annual Battle of the Belmont Bands, an event that features an entirely student run production. Open to any current, full-time Belmont students, the Battle of the Belmont Bands and Showcase Series works with up-and-coming student talent, both on and off the stage. As a partner in the Showcase Series for well over a decade, Bandit Lites offers insight to students about the mechanics of what it takes to light a production, from planning and preproduction, to load in and load out.

DMB Taps Pent-Up Demand on Jam-Packed Summer Tour with Meyer Sound Leo Family

13/09/2018 - Production News

USA – The Dave Matthews Band didn’t tour in 2017, so this year the legions of loyal fans packed into amphitheatres and festival grounds as the DMB zig-zagged from coast to coast in support of its number-one charting studio album, Come Tomorrow. From Texas in May through the final September shows in California, the tour’s audio production again relied on a Meyer Sound Leo Family system supplied by Martinez, California-based UltraSound.

Adlib’s Busy Summer with Outline Newton

13/09/2018 - Production News

UK – Merseyside-based Adlib Audio handled an extraordinarily busy festival programme through the long, hot summer of 2018. As early-adopters of Outline’s remarkable new processor, the variety and sheer volume of their workload provided an ideal platform to road-test their new Newton units – and road-test them they surely did.

PROLIGHTS Unveil Indoor and IP65 Lightingand Video Solutions at PLASA 2018

13/09/2018 - Event News

UK – The PROLIGHTS family of outstanding performance, exceptional value fixtures will be well represented on the A.C. Entertainment Technologies stand at PLASA 2018, London, 16th - 18th September, and includes the launch of new indoor and IP65 lighting and video solutions.

Simon Horn Adapts Anastacia Tour Rig with ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium

13/09/2018 - Production News

UK – Lighting designers draw their inspiration from a variety of sources. Sometimes it may be the artwork on a client’s album. At others, the spark comes from the lyrics of a hit song. Simon Horn’s captivating design for Anastacia’s Evolution Tour grew out of the name of the tour itself, as is evidenced by the DNA-shaped double helix set pieces that run across the back of the stage.

Spotlight Launches Hyperion LED Models at PLASA 2018

13/09/2018 - Event News

UK – After previewing its new Hyperion LED series earlier this year, Spotlight will showcase the six-colour Fresnel, six-colour profile and warm white Fresnel models with new software at PLASA 2018, London, 16th - 18th September. In addition, they will debut the new tuneable white profile.

LichtWerk Amplifies Havelfest with Alcons

13/09/2018 - Production News

Germany – The Havel Festival has a long tradition in Brandenburg an der Havel. For over 40 years, it attracts in the summer – now around 200,000 – visitors. In 2018, the Havel Festival included a total of five stages. LichtWerk Veranstaltungstechnik GmbH, one of Berlin's leading companies for the planning and technical implementation of professional events, has been managing the event for a number of years, with a brief break in 2016 and 2017. In 2018, the company was responsible for the lighting, as well as the sound system and public address system of the Stadtwerke-Bühne am Heineufer. For the first time LichtWerk relied on Alcons Audio.

AED Group Expands Yamaha RIVAGE Inventory

13/09/2018 - Production News

Belgium – After many years of success with Yamaha’s PM, CL and QL series digital mixing consoles, earlier this year Belgian rental company AED Rent invested in two RIVAGE PM7 digital mixing systems. These have already been such a success that sister business AED Lease has purchased a third system.

Trio of Yamaha RIVAGE Systems Rock Pukkelpop

13/09/2018 - Production News

Belgium – Pukkelpop is Belgium’s second largest festival and prides itself on its ‘alternative’ label. Featuring performances by nearly 100 different artists on eight stages over four days, this year three Yamaha RIVAGE series digital mixing systems were in use, along with Nexo Pas.

The Warehouse and Adamson Celebrate a Successful Edinburgh International Festival as Partners of Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside

13/09/2018 - Production News

UK – Leading pro-audio provider, The Warehouse, concluded a successful Edinburgh International Festival last month having provided advanced audio solutions for the spectacular opening and closing events and many shows in-between. This year The Warehouse also became an audio partner for the innovative Light on the Shore with Edinburgh Gin Seaside season with loudspeaker brand Adamson.

Wooridle Church Upgrades with Allen & Heath

13/09/2018 - Project News

South Korea – Wooridle Church, located in the Pangyo district of Seongnam City near Seoul has recently upgraded its newly built, multi-purpose chapel with Allen and Heath dLive and SQ digital mixing systems.

TSL Announces Appointment of Ali Morris as Rigging Project Manager

13/09/2018 - People News

UK – Lighting and rigging specialist TSL Lighting has announced the appointment of respected head rigger Ali Morris (pictured) to the team as rigging project manager.

Pinewood MBS Lighting deliver brand new, super silent location power

13/09/2018 - Production News

UK – As part of an ongoing, company-wide programme of investment, Pinewood MBS Lighting has significantly expanded its range of location services with delivery of a collection of brand new mobile generator units.

A New Dawn Arrives with the Worldwide Launch of Vista 3 by Chroma-Q

12/09/2018 - Equipment News

Chroma-Q, which recently acquired and rebranded the Jands Vista lighting and media control system, has released the long anticipated Vista 3 software, which introduces a large number of exciting new features and improvements.

KLANG:technologies Appoints United Brands of Düsseldorf as German Distributor

12/09/2018 - Business News

Germany – KLANG, the German-based manufacturer of the world’s first truly immersive 3D in-ear mixing technologies has appointed United Brands of Düsseldorf, as its exclusive distributor to the German market. United Brands is a highly respected event technology supplier and distributor, responsible for the exclusive distribution of many high quality marques such as DiGiCo and Adamson in Germany. This deal demonstrates further evidence of KLANG’s growing global presence, working in partnership with a number of leading distributors.

IPS Puts New Adamson System to Work on Wide Array of Applications

12/09/2018 - Production News

USA – Illuminate Production Services (IPS) joined the Adamson Network in January 2018 with the addition of an S-Series system to its rental inventory, and the Lincoln, CA-based event solutions company has wasted little time putting its new package to work.

GLP Takes a More Subtle Approach at PLASA 2018

12/09/2018 - Event News

UK – In a break from its concert touring roots, GLP will present all its heavy hitters, but in a more subtle, multi-textural context at PLASA 2018 (London Olympia, 16-18 September, stand F60).

CPL Makes £2 million Investment in Video Technologies

12/09/2018 - Production News

UK – Technical production specialist CPL has invested around £2 million in some of the latest LED, processing, media server and projection technology to ensure it can offer all clients the most creative and appropriate video solutions for a diverse range of shows and events.

RF Shows Chooses Robe

12/09/2018 - Production News

The Netherlands – RF Shows is a fast growing production and rental company based in Noordorp, just outside The Hague in the south of The Netherlands, owned and run by Jeroen Kwakernaak. He officially founded the company aged 18, turning an already serious hobby during high school years into an ambitious and burgeoning new enterprise, when he also worked as a DJ.

Eilon Engineering Announces Market-leading Five-Year Limited Warranty

12/09/2018 - Business News

USA - Eilon Engineering has announces that as of 1st September 2018, all Eilon Engineering load monitoring systems are sold with a market-leading five-year limited warranty. The five-year warranty, which includes the company’s popular Ron StageMaster products, is not only an assurance of product quality but an important peace-of-mind component for customers who purchase Eilon products.

BackStage Pass: Reflections on Life in the Theatre – A new video programme for the live event entertainment industry

12/09/2018 - People News

BackStage Pass has announced the release of the latest in the ongoing series of video interviews with people who have helped create the history and shape the future of the live entertainment industry. The interview highlights lighting designer and Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Richard Winkler whose career has exemplified the qualities BackStage Pass wants to honour.

EM Acoustics HALO-C Perfect Fit For Reigate Baptist Church

12/09/2018 - Project News

UK – Reigate Baptist Church had been struggling with audio clarity in the sanctuary since the new building opened in 2005. The church recently resolved this issue by upgrading to a new EM Acoustics sound reinforcement system.

‘The Biggest Rock Band on Earth’ Relies on Yamaha

12/09/2018 - Production News

Italy – In July 2015 an ambitious plan was hatched to get the attention of Foo Fighters and convince them to play a gig in Cesena, Italy, by gathering a thousand musicians to perform their song Learn to Fly. The video of the event went viral and Foo Fighters duly performed in the city four months later. But that was just the start. Now an annual event, this year Yamaha digital mixers were tasked with mixing a band of over 1500 members.

Creative BackStage Prevails Over Elements at Zozobra with Chauvet Professional

12/09/2018 - Production News

USA – An annual tradition since the early 20th century, the burning of Zozobra during the Fiestas de Santa Fe is said to make all concerns and worries go up in smoke, giving everyone a fresh new start. “Zozobra is all about burning gloom away,” said John Garberson of Creative BackStage, which lit the August 31st ceremony at Santa Fe’s Fort Marcy Ballpark and Magers Field with help from Chauvet Professional Maverick and Rogue fixtures.

Andy Vere Joins Light Fantastic Production Services

12/09/2018 - People News

UK – Event production and equipment specialist, Light Fantastic Production Services has announced the appointment of Andy Vere to the role of director of production at its Borehamwood headquarters.

Stone Temple Pilots Travel First Class with DiGiCo’s SD12

12/09/2018 - Production News

USA – From the very first product that bore the DiGiCo moniker, there is one thing that no one has argued about, no matter their console loyalties: the team in the UK pack a tremendous amount of power into a relatively small amount of space. And space was a consideration as alt-rock pioneers Stone Temple Pilots (STP), Bush and The Cult teamed up for their summer-long, triple-headline Revolution 3 Tour across North America.

Smarty Hybrid, Obsidian, Artiste Picasso to Highlight 2018 PLASA for Elation

12/09/2018 - Event News

UK - lation Professional will be showing visitors to PLASA 2018 a range of innovative lighting tools with real impact that continues Elation’s efforts to bring innovation and best-in-class ROI products to the market. Lighting professionals will have the opportunity to see the company’s newest innovations 16-18 September at PLASA Stand H40 at Olympia in West London.

Philips Vari-Lite VL800 BeamLine delivers colourful punch for Glassjaw

11/09/2018 - Production News

UK – Signify has announced that its new Philips Vari-Lite VL800 BeamLine luminaire delivered a striking stage presence for US rock band Glassjaw at its recent show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. Lighting designer Hayden Borgars used the dynamic, linear LED effects fixtures to deliver an atmospheric lighting design with a modern edge for this ‘post-hardcore’ band.

Last Call for Martin Audio’s Open Days

11/09/2018 - Event News

UK – Martin Audio will once again throw open its UK Headquarters for a series of demonstrations and presentations on its latest audio offerings, including many new products to be showcased for the very first time.

Avolites Ai R8 Servers Integrate NOTCH and BlackTrax for Large-Scale Projection and FX for Creative Generation

11/09/2018 - Production News

Australia – Queensland’s Creative Generation (CGEN) event is known throughout Australia for giving rising young stars the chance to perform on an arena stage with world-class production and visuals. Now in its 14th year, CGEN 2018 was bigger than ever.

Prljavo Kazalište Bigs it Up with Robe

11/09/2018 - Production News

Croatia – Legendary Croatian rock band Prljavo Kazalište ended their 40th anniversary tour with a show-stopping stadium concert at the Kranjceviceva football stadium in the heart of capital city Zagreb.

A.C. Entertainment Technologies Showcases Innovations from Over 15 Exclusive Brands at PLASA 2018

11/09/2018 - Event News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) will exclusively showcase over 15 brands from its portfolio of over 200 marques at PLASA 2018, London, including four products nominated for this year's PLASA Awards for Innovation and several previous Innovation award-winners.

Hippotizer Dealers, 4Wall Entertainment, take stock of 14 new Hippotizer V4+ Media Servers, some of which marked their first outing at Jay-Z’s 2018 Made in America Festival

11/09/2018 - Production News

USA – With ten locations across the US, 4Wall Entertainment have been providing creative solutions and rental gear for some of the most impressive shows and projects across the US.

Powersoft Powers Public Address at Birmingham’s Anjuman El-Saifee Community Centre

11/09/2018 - Project News

UK – The recently-built Anjuman El-Saifee Community Centre in Birmingham is benefiting from Powersoft’s Ottocanali 4K4 amp which was specified as part of the AV installation. With good speech intelligibility at the forefront of requirements for a house of worship, Powersoft’s Ottocanali product was a clear choice for the project – which went on to become a finalist in the InAVation Awards 2018.

ESTA posts two documents for public review

11/09/2018 - Standards News

E1.33 - 201x, Entertainment Technology – (RDMnet) – Message Transport and Device Management of ANSI E1.20 (RDM) over IP Networks: This standard defines a method for carrying E1.20 (RDM) messages over IP networks. It also defines a scalable architecture for RDM message transmission that allows multi-controller environments with tens of thousands of RDM Responders. Additionally, a minimal protocol is defined for carrying non-RDM data over the same architecture.

Serapid Group announces latest QSX Seating System Installation at Zaryadye Park

11/09/2018 - Project News

Russia – Serapid Group, the leading supplier of lifts, quick die change and horizontal transfer systems, has announced its latest QSX Seating System installation to be unveiled at the grand opening of the Philharmonic Concert Hall at Zaryadye Park, Moscow, Russia.

Unfazed Productions Makes Floral Experience Blossom with Chauvet Professional

11/09/2018 - Production News

South Africa – The quote: “There is no limit to creativity,” appears several times on Heike Haywood’s business website and Facebook page. She and her team at Fleur Le Cordier demonstrated this truism in colourful and fragrant fashion recently at their Floral Experience Workshop. Drawing on South Africa’s rich botanical diversity (the country is the indigenous home of many world-famous flowers), they created a dazzling array of floral arrangements to be worn, draped over furniture and admired as centrepiece works of art.

Sound Space Vision Breathes New Life into St John’s College Garden Quad Auditorium

11/09/2018 - Project News

UK – Sound Space Vision joined forces with architect Alan Berman and Berman Guedes Stretton architects to deliver a revitalised Garden Quad Auditorium to better serve the needs of St John’s College’s busy calendar of events. The newly modernised Garden Quad Auditorium begins its season of events this autumn.

Prolyte Group Announces International Training Facility

11/09/2018 - Standards News

Germany – Prolyte Group announced the opening of its new International Training Center (ITC) at Rheiner Strasse 125, D 48282 in Emsdetten, Germany during its partner immersion event (PIE) held on 10th September.

Elton John kicks off his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour with TAIT

11/09/2018 - Production News

USA – With a career that spans more than half a century, Elton John kicks off his final tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA. The stage is set with a massive LED screen framed by a highly-detailed, artistic portal, built by TAIT, that showcases a retrospective of his career.

Crossroads Church Mixes with Allen & Heath dLive Trio

11/09/2018 - Project News

USA – As “Phase 2” of a major audio upgrade, Crossroads Community Church of Vancouver, Washington, has added three Allen & Heath dLive systems to mix FOH, stage monitors, and broadcast. Remington Smith, Crossroads’ FOH sound engineer, says, “We found we couldn’t beat the sonic quality or the amount of I/O we were able to achieve with the dLive.”

Aurora Lighting – ready, set, go for Celebrity Big Brother live evictions

11/09/2018 - Production News

UK – Complementing the installation’s glitzy, bright neon backdrop, Aurora has delivered a comprehensive ‘live event’ package to assist in delivering the suitably vibrant spectacle that accompanies the departure of the latest housemate to be voted out of the CBB House.

Ampco Flashlight Rentals invests in Ayrton Ghibli and MagicPanel-FX

11/09/2018 - Production News

The Netherlands – Dutch rental company, Ampco Flashlight Rentals, has invested in Ayrton Ghibli and Ayrton MagicPanel-FX fixtures for its rental stock to meet the rising demands of its customers. This is the first time the company has purchased Ayrton fixtures for its inventory and is very excited at the prospect of making these units available to its broad customer base.

Rock band Amén’s 20th Anniversary Concert Lights up Lima with Claypaky Mythos2 and Sharpy

11/09/2018 - Production News

Peru – Peruvian group Amén performed a spectacular homecoming gig at Lima's Gran Teatro Nacional in August to mark two decades of success. Lighting designer Gianfranco Di Vitto was armed with the versatile Claypaky Mythos2 and Claypaky Sharpy to create a range of emotive looks, inspired by the music that fitted both aspects of the acoustic and electric set.

alt-J Makes History with L-ISA at Forest Hills Stadium

11/09/2018 - Production News

USA – UK band alt-J, currently on a world tour in support of their third studio album, 2017’s Relaxer, recently made history as the first rock band to use L-Acoustics’ groundbreaking L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology to envelop nearly 12,000 fans in a 360° soundscape at Forest Hills Stadium in the New York borough of Queens on June 15.

Pearce Hire powers spectacular UK shows straight from the White Isle

11/09/2018 - Production News

UK – The first weekend in September saw the culmination of a hugely successful summer series of Classic Ibiza concerts, presented by Revival Productions Ltd in partnership with dance music pioneers Ministry of Sound, and performed by world class orchestral act Urban Soul Orchestra.

Maestra Scenic is Launched

10/09/2018 - Business News

Dubai - Event design and technical production specialist Maestra has launched a new scenic department in Dubai which will operate from a dedicated facility close to their HQ in Dubai Investment Park and will be an integral part of Maestra’s thriving event supply business.

Maestra has been providing its clients with creative scenic services for the past few years in both London and Dubai, so this consolidates the business model, and brings a key division of the contractor services portfolio in-house.

‘Futuristic’ Elation Lighting for O&L Group Roadshow in Namibia

10/09/2018 - Project News

Namibia - For the past 14 years, the O&L Group has been connecting with their almost 6000 employees across Namibia through a special outreach called the Mwenyopaleka Employee Engagement Roadshow. Rental company dB Audio Namibia, a leader in the technical events industry in Namibia, has been associated with the roadshow for years and this year turned to Elation Professional’s dynamic ACL 360 Bar™ effect to give the show a more modern, futuristic look.

Eaton Zero 88 at PLASA 2018

10/09/2018 - Event News

UK - Eaton’s leading lighting control brand Zero 88 celebrates a year since the launch of it's hugely successful FLX S range … of small, powerful and highly intuitive lighting consoles, ideal for small to medium shows utilizing a mix of moving lights and LED fixtures as well as conventional luminaires.

CHAUVET Professional Looking Forward to PLASA

10/09/2018 - Event News

UK -  CHAUVET Professional’s Maverick, STRIKE, Ovation and COLORado fixtures have been making their mark on the theatrical and touring scene this summer, being specified for shows on Broadway and concerts by bands like Counting Crows and Nine Inch Nails. Now as fall approaches, the company will be showcasing some of the hottest new products from these series at PLASA.

City Theatrical at PLASA 2018

10/09/2018 - Event News

UK - City Theatrical will be demonstrating new technology on Stand H50 at PLASA 2018 in London’s National Hall, Olympia from the 16th to 18th of September. Live demonstrations include incredibly bright and flexible QolorFLEX NuNeon linear lighting, plug and play QolorPIX pixel control, ultimate colour blending and control with QolorFLEX 5-in-1 LED Tape and Dimmers, troubleshooting with DMXcat Multi Function Test Tool, and a preliminary look at revolutionary Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM products before they hit the market. While there, meet and greet Andy Voller, the creator and developer of Moving Light Assistant and learn more about other lighting software available from City Theatrical.

Stage Electrics Aid in the Transformation of the Bristol Old Vic

07/09/2018 - Project News

UK - Bristol Old Vic have enlisted Stage Electrics to supply lighting, AV and sound equipment for a redevelopment that will transform the Theatre Royal’s front of house, studio theatre and other public spaces. This is the biggest refurbishment the Bristol Old Vic, a theatre company established in 1946, has undergone since the renovation of their historic Georgian auditorium in 2012.

Estonia Public Broadcasting Invests in Robe

07/09/2018 - Project News

Estonia – Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) has recently invested in new Robe Spiider and DL7S Profile LED luminaries for their main studios in downtown Tallinn, where they are “making a big impact” in both of the principal studios, and across several genres of television explained Mihkel Robam, head of the organisation’s busy AV department which includes lighting.

Ayrton fixtures make dreams come true at Live Roxy in Japan

07/09/2018 - Project News

Japan – Japanese live music club, Live Roxy Shizuoka, is proud to have added a permanent installation of Ayrton Ghibli, MagicDot-R and CosmPix-R fixtures to enhance the experience of the bands that play there and the audience who come to dance the night away in one of Shizuoka’s latest music venues.

Meyer Sound Rocks Belarus for Wide-Open B-2 Fest

07/09/2018 - Production News

Belarus – It was an unforgettable party more than three decades in the making when legendary rock band B-2 returned to its home turf of Belarus for a one-day free concert in front of 120,000 rapturous fans. Staged in a vast open park in front of Bobriusk Arena, the event was powered by a massive Meyer Sound reinforcement system anchored by Leo Family loudspeakers and bolstered by additional Milo and Mica line arrays.

Shure Upgrades Bodypack Receivers for PSM 900 And PSM 1000 Monitoring Systems

07/09/2018 - Equipment News

Shure has announced the new P9RA+ and P10R+ bodypack receivers that operate with the PSM 900 and PSM 1000 Wireless Personal Monitor Systems, respectively. Both the P9RA+ and P10R+ deliver enhanced RF performance while preserving the unparalleled audio quality and transparency that the PSM 900 and PSM 1000 are recognised for industry-wide. Designed for live performers, broadcast production managers, sound technicians, and rental agency managers, the updated PSM receivers leverage an analogy/digital hybrid system that increases headroom, stereo separation, and audio fidelity.

PLASA Debut for BroadWeigh's new Advanced Handheld

07/09/2018 - Event News

UK – BroadWeigh's new Advanced Handheld will make its first appearance at PLASA this year. Visitors to the stand of BroadWeigh's product partner A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd (E30) will be able to demo the product which has been entered into this year's PLASA Awards for Innovation 2018 as well as finding out more about the other items in the BroadWeigh range.

New pro in-ears from Sennheiser enhance monitor sound

07/09/2018 - Equipment News

Audio specialist Sennheiser is launching a brand-new series of professional in-ears, beginning with the IE 40 PRO entry model which will be available towards the end of this month. The IE 40 PRO ensures impeccable audio reproduction with warmth, great detail and natural clarity, thus improving the artist’s focus and performance control even in difficult stage situations. This meticulous audio performance is complemented by a well thought-out mechanical design that includes a patent-pending, break-proof cable ducting. In early 2019, the IE 40 PRO will be joined by the IE 400 PRO and the top-of-the-range IE 500 PRO.

Visual Horizon Communications Adds New Claypaky Axcor Spots to Production Inventory

07/09/2018 - Production News

USA – Visual Horizon Communications (VHC), a St. Paul, Minnesota-based boutique staging company, has taken delivery of Claypaky Axcor Spot 300 fixtures. One of the first in the US to acquire Axcor Spots, part of Claypaky’s new Axcor 300 family of moving LED fixtures, VHC has been looking to replace older spots in the company’s lighting inventory. ACT Lighting is the exclusive distributor of Claypaky fixtures in North America.”

Elite Multimedia Supplies Artiste DaVinci for Student Life Summer Camps

07/09/2018 - Production News

USA – For many youth in America, summer is synonymous with summer camp and for thousands of Christian youth that means a stay at a Student Life Camp. Student Life has operated a variety of week-long interdenominational summer camps across the US since 1993 and this past summer saw 35,000 students participate. Elite Multimedia Productions of Nashville served as lighting, video and audio vendor for this year’s Student Life Camp, providing an Elation Professional touring lighting rig that included Artiste DaVinci LED moving head luminaires.

DPA Makes Brit Floyd’s Sound Shine Like a Crazy Diamond

07/09/2018 - Production News

USA – Billed as the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, the nine-piece band Brit Floyd is now an international phenomenon that regularly performs to sell out audiences. And to ensure that their vocal sound is as good as it possibly can be, the band recently switched to DPA d:facto vocal microphones.

Allen & Heath’s dLive Takes on Europe with Drag Star Verka Serduchka

07/09/2018 - Production News

Europe – Ukrainian comedian and pop singer, Andriy Danylko – or better known as his drag persona, Verka Serduchka – has taken Europe by storm this Summer, while supported by an Allen & Heath dLive S class system.

Much Ado About nothing?

07/09/2018 - Project News

UK – Standing only a stone’s throw from its original site on the south bank of London’s river Thames, the new incarnation of Shakespeare’s Globe opened in 1997. In the two decades since, it has seen visitors from around the world pass through its doors, taking part in workshops, lectures, staged readings and, of course, watching the bard’s legendary plays. Recently, Northern Light was contracted to replace its houselight system with LED fixtures.

GLP JDC1 Hybrids Out in Force with Sam Hunt

07/09/2018 - Production News

Germany – Singer-songwriter Sam Hunt has supported country music legend Luke Bryan on a series of stadium shows this summer (as well as undertaking solo dates), with a stage set conceived by production designer, Travis Shirley (of TSLD).

ArKaos Hooks Up with NewTek NDI

06/09/2018 - Equipment News

Digital control specialist ArKaos has announced its support for software-driven IP workflows using NewTek NDI Network Device Interface protocol.

Robe at PLASA 2018

06/09/2018 - Event News

UK – Robe is proud to be a platinum sponsor for the 2018 PLASA (Professional Lighting & Sound Association) trade show in west London, now in its third year at the Olympia venue.

Zach Blane Lights the Heart of My Name’s Not Indian Joe with Chauvet Professional

06/09/2018 - Production News

USA – “Theatre was created to tell the truth about life,” Stella Adler once observed. The legendary actress and drama teacher’s aphorism is especially appropriate when applied to My Name’s Not Indian Joe, the Elizabeth A. Davis blues-tinged musical about the unlikely bond formed between a homeless Native American man and a young aspiring Texas beauty queen. Confronting societal issues, and fraught with deep and sometimes uncertain emotional currents, the story takes the two characters on an odyssey from Waco, Texas to the streets of New York City. In the process, it reveals deep truths about human nature.

Data Strategy announces a new product – VeriCal – will preview at PLASA 2018

06/09/2018 - Event News

UK – Data Strategy has announced the first showing of a new product – VeriCal – on stand K10 at this year’s PLASA 2018 (Olympia, London – 16-18 September 2018). The new product, which is available for purchase or hire, verifies that the Out Board PAT-4 testers, an integral part of the QC-Check system, are within their operational specifications.

David Thomson Joins Audiologic

06/09/2018 - People News

UK – Leading provider of audio-visual solutions, Audiologic, has announced the recruitment of highly experienced AV professional, David Thomson, to the role of business manager with specific responsibility for Scotland. David brings with him more than 30 years of professional audio and AV experience and has been responsible for the design of hundreds of systems across Scotland, the wider UK and The Middle East. He is well known in Scottish AV circles, most recently for his work with Glasgow-based Audio for AV. He will work alongside Simon Jones to help further expand the company’s reach in what is a rapidly growing market-place for the Essex-based distributor.

Loud Audio, LLC Announces the Sale of Iconic EAW Business

05/09/2018 - Business News

USA - LOUD Audio, LLC (LOUD), a portfolio company of Transom Capital Group, has announced that it has sold the EAW business from its portfolio of Pro Audio and MI businesses to the Italian Pro-Audio company RCF Group. This is the third and final divestiture by Transom aimed at allowing LOUD to narrow its focus to the Mackie brand and deliver the best possible products and experience to its Pro Audio customers.

Maluma F.A.M.E. Tour Ignites Two Continents under Meyer Sound Leo Family Power

05/09/2018 - Production News

Europe – As an encore to the sizzling, sold-out 23-city North American leg of his F.A.M.E. Tour, Colombian singer Maluma recently launched a 21-city European arena tour. To maximise the excitement on both sides of the Atlantic, audio production was anchored by potent Meyer Sound Leo Family reinforcement systems supplied by VER Tour Sound in North America and Fluge Audiovisual of Madrid for the European swing.

Light Fantastic Production Services team take on voluntary project to transform Somers Court gardens

05/09/2018 - Production News

UK – Over three days in early August, 22 volunteers from event production specialists Light Fantastic Production Services transformed the outdoor space at Somers Court, a supported home in Edgware, North London.

Bandit Lites Illuminates Black Music Honors

05/09/2018 - Production News

USA – Bandit Lites was honoured to provide the lighting for the third annual Black Music Honors, an evening paying tribute to remarkable trailblazers, performers and icons. Hosted by Rickey Smiley and LeToya Luckett and held at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center August 16th, the show’s honourees included Bobby Brown, Dallas Austin, Faith Evans, Whodini and Bebe and Cece Winans.

Denny Arndt Fuses Light and Nature at Berlin Botanische Nacht with Chauvet Professional

05/09/2018 - Production News

Germany – Housing 22,000 plant species within its beautifully maintained 43-hectare complex, the Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum stands out as a verdant oasis in midst of Germany's bustling capital, just as it has for over a century. A highlight of the year at this world-renowned facility is its Summer Festival, which features botanical exhibitions and a specially crafted Botanische Nacht live show.

J&C Joel expands operations in Europe

05/09/2018 - Business News

Romania – J&C Joel has announced an expansion of its operations in Europe, with the opening of a new office in Romania and establishing J&C Joel Europa.

Video West Delivers Audio Best with L-Acoustics

05/09/2018 - Production News

USA – Although its moniker may only suggest visual facilities for a specific geographical area, Video West, Inc. is a full-service AVL rental and staging company that supports corporate and festival clients across the entire United States. To serve its national client base best, Video West has invested in a sizeable L-Acoustics K2/Kara system, which has been kept busy this summer on a number of events, including the North Dakota State Fair, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and Citadel Country Spirit USA music festival.

ETC and High End Systems to reveal all at PLASA 2018

05/09/2018 - Event News

UK – This year at the PLASA show, ETC will be joined by High End Systems at the exhibit which will be held in Olympia on the 16th-18th September.

DiGiCo’s S21 delivers powerful, compact solution for rocking live music venue in Phuket

05/09/2018 - Project News

Thailand – New York Bar is one of the most successful entertainment venues on the famous Bangla Road on the stunning island of Phuket. Packed every night, this small venue packs a big punch and needed a compact mixing console that could match the club’s high energy output. The solution was a DiGiCo S21, supplied by Fuzion Far East, the British manufacturer’s Thailand distributor.

Yamaha Indonesia Brings Platinum Sound to Bali Jazz Festival

05/09/2018 - Production News

Indonesia – For the past six years, the Balinese town of Ubud has attracted an increasing following of global jazz fans, thanks to the annual Ubud Village Jazz Festival. Held in early August, Yamaha Indonesia has been a Platinum sponsor of the event since its second year. This year Yamaha provided a RIVAGE PM7 digital mixing system and DZR series powered loudspeakers – used for the first time at the festival since their launch earlier in 2018 – as well as technical support.

Martin Audio announces nine new products across Electronics and Loudspeakers

05/09/2018 - Equipment News

Martin Audio has announced nine new products spread across the spectrum of electronics and loudspeakers. These represent yet another significant development in the company’s portfolio advancement with increased tools for system integrators, installers and specifiers. Furthermore, they will be on display and demonstration at the company’s UK Open Days, September 18-20th, in High Wycombe.

Allen & Heath Expands SQ Capabilities with SLink Option Card

05/09/2018 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has announced a new SLink option card for its SQ digital mixer series, opening up SQ’s potential for digital FOH / monitor splits, broadcast feeds, recording and more.

Meeting Services, Inc. Chooses Artiste Picasso for Large Conference Event

05/09/2018 - Production News

USA – Lighting designer Leonard Delgado and the team at Meeting Services, Inc. were looking to move away from conventional fixtures on a large user conference event and found their new light in Elation Professional’s full-featured Artiste Picasso LED moving head.

Robe at the Top of the Games

04/09/2018 - Production News

Columbia – Nearly 200 Robe moving lights graced the spectacular lighting scheme devised for the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 Central Americana & Caribbean Games, staged in the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, in the key Colombian port city of Barranquilla.

Lightpower Collection presents Neal Preston’s In the Eye of the Rock & Roll Hurricane at PLASA 2018

04/09/2018 - Event News

UK – When it comes to Rock & Roll photography, Neal Preston is the most outstanding photographer in the live and documentary genre. During a career that spans more than 40 years, he has built up the most extensive body of work in Rock & Roll history – from Alice Cooper to Frank Zappa, from Led Zeppelin to Queen – he has had all the greats in front of his camera. The pictures taken during this time show an attitude to life as well as the excitement on and off the stage.

Painting With Light Collaborates with Chauvet Professional on Niels & Wiels Tour

04/09/2018 - Production News

Belgium – With numerous hit singles, sell-out tours and television appearances, it’s fair to say that Niels Destadsbader is one of Belgium’s most popular entertainers. In recent years, Niels is also known to have been partial to creative collaborations. One recent collaboration with fellow Belgian music producer Miguel Wiels for a special “Niels & Wiels” four-concert tour has succeeded in showing just how powerful collaboration can be. Providing equally powerful visual support for the duo’s unique blend of pop music was local creative studio Painting With Light, who specified 11 Chauvet Professional Maverick MK1 Hybrid, two Maverick MK2 Spot, ten Maverick MK3 Wash and six Rogue R2 Wash fixtures in support of their visual concept.

MDG at PLASA London 2018 Preview

04/09/2018 - Event News

UK – MDG will be exhibiting on Stand D50 where it will be showing its WPE Series of IP55-rated weatherproof and dust-resistant haze and fog generators, which will be represented on the stand by the ATMe WPE haze generator and Me1 WPE and Me2 WPE fog generators. These rugged units are non-stop, variable output, ATMe haze and Me fog generators respectively, encased in a weatherproof enclosure. WPE versions of the extremely successful Me1 and Me2 fog generators were launched at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt earlier this year, joining the already successful ATMe WPE to ensure the WPE Series provides the ideal fog and haze solutions for theme parks, outdoor laser shows and the enormous number of outdoor festivals around the world.

Victoria Warehouse and Hawthorn Forge New Partnership

04/09/2018 - Production News

UK – Hawthorn has been newly appointed as the in-house technical production partner at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester’s historic landmark venue with a unique urban edge.

Robert Juliat at PLASA London 2018 Preview

04/09/2018 - Event News

UK – Robert Juliat will be exhibiting at PLASA London 2018 (Olympia, 16-18 September) with exclusive UK distributor Ambersphere Solutions on Stand K40. Visitors will have the opportunity to view the latest products, ask questions and network.

Saville Group Signals the Start of a New Era

04/09/2018 - Business News

UK – Saville Audio Visual is set to launch three new visual identities and revamped websites after enjoying a period of strong growth.

GoboPlus.com PLASA 2018 Preview

04/09/2018 - Event News

UK – GoboPlus.com will be exhibiting at PLASA 2018 on Stand B2 in London Olympia (16-18 September). GoboPlus.com is the one-stop online shop for custom and standard gobos in metal, glass and plastic, plus accessories and Rosco E-Colour filter.

Nuage and Nuendo are the Clearcut Choice for Leading London Studio

04/09/2018 - Project News

UK – Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, Clearcut Sound Studios is one of London’s premier post-production facilities. Its clients include leading advertising agencies and broadcasters, the company working with television, radio, cinema and online media. A fast, dependable workflow is essential, which is why the business relies on Yamaha Nuage and Steinberg Nuendo.

Infinity invites visitors to its PLASA stand with Signature, Furion and Chimp

04/09/2018 - Event News

UK – Infinity will attend this year’s PLASA show in London Olympia, in the National Hall, 16-18th September, where it will present the new Robert Juliat collaboration Signature theatre spots, the powerful Furion moving heads and the new standard in light controllers, the Chimp. Infinity can be found at location G30.

Visit Highlite and discover the latest items from Infinity, Showtec and DAP

04/09/2018 - Event News

UK - Highlite invites visitors to it PLASA where it will present its latest developments. See the Infinity Signature “Spirit of RJ” theatre spots. They include the TS-260C7 which is nominated for the PLASA Award for Innovation. Also on show will be the newest addition to the Infinity family: the Furion series. The Infinity Chimp 100 and 300 light controllers are on stand S60 with ongoing training-sessions. Check out the new improved DAP XI-Series speakers and come and see the Odin line array system. Enjoy the retro look and feel of the Vintage Blaze ‘33 and ’55 fixtures and be amazed by the Showtec Phantom series. Please come and visit Highlite at stands F2, G30, G31 and S60.
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The Warfield enters a new era of lighting with the Philips Vari-Lite VLZ

03/09/2018 - Project News

USA – Signify has announced that the famed Warfield Theatre in downtown San Francisco has upgraded its stage lighting with its latest LED technology. Now using the new Philips Vari-Lite VLZ Spot fixture, plus wash lights from Signify’s Showline range, the venue is enjoying the many benefits of the company’s latest innovations.

Avolites Ai Unites Video with 311 Rockers

03/09/2018 - Production News

North America – 311’s ‘Unity’ tour is criss-crossing North America with a full video rig powered by Avolites’ Ai.

#HSL30 Celebrating 30 Years of Excellence

03/09/2018 - Event News

UK – Leading UK lighting and visuals rental specialist HSL celebrates its 30th anniversary and to mark this fantastic achievement, two special Open Days are being staged at HSL’s HQ in Blackburn, on 3rd and 4th October 2018.

Anolis and ArKaos Announce Partnership

03/09/2018 - Business News

Premium architectural LED lighting manufacturer Anolis and leading real-time visual processing technology provider ArKaos have announced a highly innovative collaboration which will see the two well-known and respected brands working together on several future product developments.

Ayrton at PLASA London 2018 – Full Preview

03/09/2018 - Event News

UK – Ayrton brings yet more innovation to PLASA London with the launch of two fabulous new products and some UK ‘firsts’ when it exhibits, with exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions, on Stand K40.

Manny Newman Colourises Domefest with Chauvet Professional

03/09/2018 - Production News

USA –  For most students, a college project involves helping a professor research something like migratory bird patterns, or working on a video to stream on the school website. But Jeremy Schon did something a bit more ambitious: he started a music festival that is still going strong today, nine years after he left the University of Maryland.

DiGiCo makes life easy at Pukkelpop

03/09/2018 - Production News

Belgium – Pukkelpop, held over four days at the end of August, showcases an incredible variety of musical genres, from rock, to pop, to house and metal. It also hosts theatre, street entertainment and food from around the world. A major part of the audio production for this eclectic mixture of entertainment that has elevated Pukkelpop to being Belgium’s biggest and best alternative festival, is handled by production company PRG. DiGiCo was its choice of console for three of the festival’s stages including the Main stage, which hosted some of music’s biggest acts, including Dua Lipa, N.E.R.D, Arcade Fire and Kendrick Lamar.

HK Audio Demo Theatre now open for business

03/09/2018 - Business News

UK – JHS has announced the re-opening of the HK Audio Demo Theatre, at the company's headquarters in Garforth, Leeds.

Allen & Heath’s dLive Joins the Opera in Bydgoszcz

03/09/2018 - Project News

Poland – Located on a picturesque bend of the Brda river in Bydgoszcz, Opera Nova, one of Poland’s leading Opera houses, has recently upgraded the audio installations for its two main performance halls with Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing systems.