News Archive for May 2019

Stage Electrics Appoint Technical Sales Consultant for the South Coast

17/05/2019 - People News

UK – Jamie Kluckers has joined the technical sales consultant team at Stage Electrics. Based on the south coast, Jamie is responsible for developing new business and maintaining existing relationships with customers in this area.

LD Systems light Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concerts with Elation

17/05/2019 - Production News

USA – The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) is the largest livestock exhibition and rodeo in the world, drawing more than two million people each year. An especially large draw is the 20 consecutive evenings of rodeo and concerts held at Houston’s NRG Stadium. HLSR recently unveiled a new star-shaped concert stage and backdrop truss structure for the shows that supports LED video and hundreds of intelligent lights, among them Elation Protron Eclypse, Elation Paladin, and Elation Fuze Wash Z350 fixtures.

AB Goes Mega

17/05/2019 - Project News

Belgium – The Ancienne Belgique (AB as it’s universally known) sits right in the bustling heart of old Brussels as part of a vibrant multicultural metropolis and a thriving music scene. It is one of Europe’s most iconic live music venues and a favourite on the gig circuit for artists and crews alike.

Clifford Michael Spulock Adds Edginess to Murder Ballad with Chauvet Professional Rogue Fixtures

17/05/2019 - Production News

USA – A sense of foreboding runs through Murder Ballad like the creaking noise in a dark and unfamiliar house. The Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash rock musical tells the story of a love triangle gone bad, as it spins into a vortex of ever-increasing pain, betrayal and shattered emotions.

DiGiCo SD5 Makes Music with Vetusta Morla

17/05/2019 - Production News

Spain – Spanish indie rock band Vetusta Morla has been touring its fourth studio album, Mismo Sitio, Distinto Lugar, throughout Europe to sell-out crowds, including a sell -out performance to nearly 40,000 at the Caja Magica Esplanade (The Magic Box) stadium in their home city of Madrid. For this tour, front of house engineer Alberto Ruiz Martinez chose to use two DiGiCo SD5 consoles, running at 96kHz, supplied by Spanish lighting and sound experts Tuá Pro.

Alcons LR28 is the Right Philosophy for China Media Group Festival

17/05/2019 - Production News

China – With a spectacular outdoor live production and 6000m2 audience arena, the Mid-Autumn Festival Party of China Media Group is a difficult challenge for any sound reinforcement system. However, thanks to an Alcons Audio pro-ribbon LR28 larger-format line array system, the audience at the latest event in Qufu enjoyed high quality sound throughout.

Green Hippo Gets Scientific at Explorium in Dublin

17/05/2019 - Project News

Ireland – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ireland Ltd. (AC-ET Ireland) have provided Explorium National Sport & Science Centre with a Green Hippo Hippotizer V4+ Media Server to control their LED display.

GLP JDC1s and X4 Bar 20s assume form for James Blake

17/05/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Electronic wizard and Mercury Prize winner James Blake has been touring the States prior to returning to his native UK for theatre dates, and appearances at European festivals, starting with All Points East.

ROE Visual Shines on Shawn Mendes Tour

17/05/2019 - Production News

The NetherlandsShawn Mendes choose the Netherlands to kick off his nine-month world tour. The set, premiering in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, revealed a large circular video wall as the eye-caching center-stage piece, comprising of ROE Visual Carbon CB5 LED panels.

‘Floating’ displays lift The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

17/05/2019 - Project News

UK – The World of Beatrix Potter wanted to reinvigorate the attraction with stunning new displays that were not only beautiful works of art in themselves but also help visitors navigate through the attraction on the self-guided tour of the exhibition.

Technology, furnishings and consultation – Stage|Set|Scenery features its own Event Services section

17/05/2019 - Event News

Germany Whether the subject is cultural buildings as event venues, sustainability at events or online sales for the MICE industry, Stage|Set|Scenery, the international trade show and conference for theatre, film and event technology is devoting an independent section to event services in Hall 22, where the Event Manufactory will be featuring impulse lectures on a wide range of topics. Among those taking part will be Bernd Fritzges, chairman of the board of the Association of Event Organisers (VDVO): “Making use of cultural buildings to host events is a key topic at Stage|Set|Scenery,” Fritzges said. “This is an area where cultural events and the MICE industry can benefit from each other. Stage|Set|Scenery provides the ideal platform for an interdisciplinary exchange of views.”

d&b audiotechnik appoints Amptec as new BeNeLux distributor

17/05/2019 - Business News

Europe – d&b audiotechnik has announced the brand’s existing distributor for Belgium, Amptec, will now distribute the full range of d&b products across the Netherlands and Luxembourg, effective immediately.

It’s All White on the Night

17/05/2019 - Production News

UK – Maestra Group has made some major sound, lighting and video equipment investments recently in the London office, including white sound and lighting kit, which will ensure all its clients have the most flexible and dynamic solutions available for their shows and events.

Lightpower takes over exclusive Ayrton distribution for Germany

16/05/2019 - Business News

Germany – Ayrton and Lightpower have announced that, from the 1st July 2019, Lightpower will take over the exclusive distribution of Ayrton in Germany. Throughout the past years Ayrton has increasingly established itself on the market as a major force with its product solutions and can currently be found in numerous renowned projects worldwide.

Claypaky announces a restructure to its sales organisation in Germany and Austria till the end of 2019

16/05/2019 - Business News

Europe – Claypaky has announced that it is going to restructure its sales organisation in Germany and Austria at the end of 2019.

Peavey Elements marine-grade CS Series loudspeakers make US debut at InfoComm 2019

16/05/2019 - Event News

USA – InfoComm 2019 sees the US debut of yet another enhancement to Peavey’s industry-leading ElementsTM C Series weatherproof loudspeakers. Following last year’s announcement of the upgrade from IP45 to IP56 rating, InfoComm 2019 sees the unveiling of marine-grade versions that are specially designed to withstand the ravages of salt water, making them an ideal choice for cruise ships, swimming pools or coastal outdoor applications such as theme parks and resorts, fun fairs, restaurants and more. The marine-grade versions, denoted by a CS suffix, will be available alongside the standard IP56-rated Elements range.

Jeff Hinton and Chauvet DJ Reflect Two Distinct Styles in Johnny Cash/Neil Diamond Tribute Show

16/05/2019 - Production News

USA – With over 190 million albums sold between them, Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond are popular music icons. Although both artists have reached the pinnacle of their professions, they did so with two very different musical personas. Singer/guitarist Doug Allen Nash is managing to balance these two distinct styles on a global tribute tour that celebrated the artistry of both legends.

Jackson Browne Takes it Easy with SolaFrames

16/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Singer songwriter Jackson Browne is taking it easy these days on lamp changes and power requirements by using an all-LED touring rig which includes High End Systems Sola Series.

Meyer Sound Brings Spatial Technology to Moogfest

16/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Meyer Sound returned to Durham, North Carolina from 25 to 28 April for its second year as the official sound partner of Moogfest, the landmark festival that brings together the most visionary and creative minds in music, art, and technology. This year’s expanded presence included providing multi-channel systems for concerts, workshops, and technology demos at the festival’s anchor performance spaces, including the Durham Armory, the 21c Museum Hotel, and Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre, as well as two installations at the Durham Fruit and Produce Company. Many of the events in these venues showcased Meyer Sound’s Spacemap, which provides spatial mixing for any loudspeaker configuration. New user interfaces were developed for Moogfest to provide simple, real-time, spatial audio control. video on spigot connectors released

16/05/2019 - Business News has just released the first video of a four part series on truss connection systems.

Altman Lighting transforms the worship experience at Richfield Church of the Nazarene

16/05/2019 - Project News

USA – Located in Otisville, Michigan, Richfield Church of the Nazarene is dedicated to serving the community through an inspirational and heartfelt worship environment. Offering both contemporary and traditional services each week, the church recently underwent a lighting renovation to create a better positive and life-changing experience for all their members and guests. Needing an upgrade to the complete lighting system, they worked with the design professionals at Mercury Sound and Lighting who installed a new house design filled with Chalice LED downlights from Altman Lighting.

Post Malone Performs Like a Rockstar with DPA Microphones

16/05/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – As FOH engineer for best-selling rapper, singer and songwriter Post Malone, Joe Hellow takes pride in capturing the artist’s feelings and emotions during live performances. Getting a rich and warm sound in hip-hop can sometimes be a challenge, with a lot of artists cupping the mic and losing the high end, but when Hellow brought DPA Microphones’ d:facto 4018VL vocal microphone into the mix, he did not have to make any compromises and found the results extraordinary.

SSL Hits the Road with Mexican Legends, Los Temerarios

16/05/2019 - Production News

Mexico – Los Temerarios are one of Mexico's biggest bands. With a career spanning over 40 years and 20 albums, the Grammy-nominated act are still selling out arenas across the globe, attracting over 10,000 fans to each show. To ensure the best audio production for each show, revered FOH live engineer, Juan Payan, decided to take the new SSL L100 on the road for their new tour. With Payan's partner in sound, Juan Carlos Granados, also on an L100 at monitors, everything is sounding and performing better than ever before.

Genelec boosts UK presence with appointment of Andy Bensley

16/05/2019 - People News

UK – Genelec is deepening its on-the-ground customer support in the UK with the appointment of popular industry figure Andy Bensley, whose new role as regional business development manager is effective immediately.

Elation Colour 5 Profile for Fiddler on the Roof in NYC

15/05/2019 - Production News

USA – A Yiddish-language production of Fiddler on the Roof opened at Stage 42 in New York City on 21st February with direction by Joel Grey and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski. Playing an important role in this special version of the acclaimed musical are Elation Colour 5 Profile LED ellipsoidal spots supplied by G Scott Designs, Inc.

Armin Van Buuren’s Five-Hour Wembley Dance Fest Through MLA

15/05/2019 - Production News

UK – It took less time for Dutch DJ legend Armin van Buuren to sell out his much-anticipated Wembley Easter show at SSE Arena than it did to play the incredible five-hour long set, in what was his biggest date ever in the capital.

CPL adds Video Magic for Audi e-tron video

15/05/2019 - Production News

UK – Working with media production company Second Sight, technical specialist CPL supplied its Roe 5mm LED screen and a disguise media server as a fully flexible and creative solution for a two-day video shoot at Moorland Studios in Worcester.

Quick roof construction, Increased stage access

15/05/2019 - Equipment News

The MILOS Corner Brace HD is a new, advanced roof corner reinforcement concept that eliminates the need for guy wires in small to medium-sized roof structures. Compared to guy wires, installation is greatly simplified, the total time for roof construction is noticeably decreased, and ballast requirements are reduced.

Keith Hoagland Creates Varied Background for Rob Thomas Album Release Party with Chauvet Professional

15/05/2019 - Production News

USA – When a rock superstar who’s won three Grammy Awards and has a 12-time platinum album to his credit has an album release party, it’s safe to assume there’ll be a big media turnout for the event. This is exactly what happened on Friday 26 April, when Rob Thomas introduced his new Chip Tooth Smile album to the world at the iHeartRadio Theater in Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood.

Ayrton WildSun K-25 TC premieres with Boston Ballet in North America and Paris

15/05/2019 - Production News

USA & France – Ayrton, and its exclusive US distributor, ACT Lighting Inc, in conjunction with lighting equipment supplier 4wall Entertainment, supported Boston Ballet’s 2018–2019 spring season with the provision of Ayrton WildSun K-25 TC LED fixtures for Full on Forsythe, a trio of works from prestigious choreographer William Forsythe. The programme comprises of the World Premiere of Playlist (EP), Forsythe’s first world premiere to be created with an American company since 1992, the North American premiere of Blake Works I, and the return of Pas/Parts 2018.

dLive at Centre of Show for Primo Maggio Roma 2019

15/05/2019 - Production News

Italy – dLive was found in abundance again at this year’s Primo Maggio event in Rome. Broadcast live via the RAI national TV channel, the 29th edition of the annual event showcased eight hours of spectacular live performances from 31 major and emerging artists, including various national favourites such as Daniele Silvestri, Ghali and Subsonica, and attracted over 500,000 attendees.

Best Audio & Lighting to hold Elation Demo Days 21-23 May

15/05/2019 - Event News

> France – Elation Professional’s French distributor, Best Audio & Lighting, invites lighting professionals to its studio near Paris, 21-23 May, for a chance to demo and get hands on with Elation lights, including the newest luminaires in Elation’s comprehensive product line.

Björk’s Cornucopia, enriched by the d&b Soundscape at New York’s newest cultural centre

15/05/2019 - Production News

USA – On 9th May Björk opened her Cornucopia season at New York’s newest cultural centre The Shed, utilising a full 360 degree d&b Soundscape system powered by the d&b En-Scene object based mixing and En-Space room emulation software. As an integral part of the performance design. Cornucopia is Björk’s most elaborate stage production to date incorporating stunning visuals, intricate stage movements and a fully integrated immersive sound design, made possible by the d&b Soundscape.

JLE Audio AB invests in DiGiCo

15/05/2019 - Production News

Sweden – Swedish rental company JLE Audio AB has recently invested in a DiGiCo SD5, SD10 and SD-Rack, purchased through DiGiCos Swedish distributor, Soundware, sending the system straight out for Swedens biggest gospel singer Samuel Ljungblahd, who played with US gospel legend Kirk Franklin at on a one of extravaganza at the Arenan Fryshuset in Stockholm at the end of last summer.

Blackout premiers with great support from the industry and beyond

14/05/2019 - Production News

UK – At the beginning of May, a two-year project came to be realised for inspirational Guildford School of Acting lighting tutor Michelle 'Mig' Burgess when her unique design installation Blackout was revealed to the industry.

TMB at Lightfair 2019

14/05/2019 - Event News

USA – At Lightfair 2019, TMB will show a wide and varied selection of products derived in large part from the company’s extensive experience supplying innovative products to the entertainment and production staging markets. From specification-grade decorative and speciality lighting, to temporary power hookups, to networking and control, to high quality data cables, to the world’s brightest exterior lighting fixtures, there’s plenty to see at TMB’s booth 4016!

Robert Juliat Still Shines in the House of Dancing Water

14/05/2019 - Project News

Macau – Six Robert Juliat 600W LED Oz followspots have been installed as part of the recent upgrade of the spectacular Franco Dragone show, The House of Dancing Water in Macau’s City of Dreams. The powerful, long-throw LED models were supplied with push-pull, six-way colour changers and heavy-duty adjustable yokes in anticipation of the show’s extremely busy schedule.

Showtime Sound LLC Taps Chauvet Professional for Il Divo Timeless Tour

14/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Music is indeed the universal language. Clear proof of that truism becomes readily apparent every time Il Divo takes the stage. A multi-national classical crossover group created by Simon Cowell, the quartet not only includes artists from different countries, it also happily transcends national boundaries in its appeal to music lovers. Since its formation in December 2003, the group has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and has chalked up platinum hits in over 35 different countries.

L-Acoustics Elevates the Sound of The Flyer – San Francisco at Pier 39

14/05/2019 - Project News

USA – The Bay City will never again seem the same once it’s been experienced through The Flyer – San Francisco at Fisherman’s Wharf’s Pier 39. The new flyover theater attraction gives both tourists and locals alike a bird’s eye view of the city using cinematic artistry and state-of-the-art HD film footage captured with the help of drones and helicopters, and blended with computer-generated imagery. As spectacular as the video is, though, visitors may be even more dazzled by the attraction’s audio thanks to an engaging cinematic soundtrack played back through a high-impact, high-fidelity sound system from L-Acoustics.

Community Loudspeakers Provide the Outdoor Solution for Eastern Carolina University Student Union

14/05/2019 - Project News

USA – Convergent Technologies Design Group has completed the design of an outdoor sound system in the open quad area of the new Eastern Carolina University Student Union campus.

Billie Eilish Travels with Flyable Allen & Heath Rig

14/05/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Pop artist Billie Eilish’s sold-out global tour dates feature flyable Allen & Heath dLive rigs at both FOH and monitor positions. Drew Thornton, FOH engineer, and Salim Akram, monitor engineer, use compact, 12-fader C1500s to mix over 50 inputs from an array of live instruments and backing tracks. Their innovative rig is fed by a quartet of DX168 stage boxes connecting to a DM0 MixRack via EtherCon connections.

Le Mark Group Strengthens its Force in the North

14/05/2019 - People News

UK – Le Mark Group Ltd., manufacturer and supplier to the global arts and entertainment industry, has announced the appointment of Jeff Demain as northern sales manager, UK.

Sound Adventures Makes UK Debut at Top sports Event

14/05/2019 - Production News

UK – After supporting various Esports Championship Series (ECS) shows at Wembley’s SSE Arena over the last few years, Sibar Production & Design, along with Capital Sound (and their Martin Audio MLA loudspeaker array), moved to the ICC Auditorium at ExCeL for the FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic. FACEIT is the leading competitive gaming platform and organisers of some of the largest esports events in Europe and North America including ECS, Universal Open and the FACEIT London CS:GO Major.

Showlight 2021 Announced – Save the Dates!

14/05/2019 - Event News

France – Details of Showlight 2021, the unique lighting colloquium organised for lighting professionals by lighting professionals, have just been announced.

Djembe! The Show makes US debut beneath all Elation lighting rig

13/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Djembe! The Show is an energy-filled, theatrical concert experience that mixes traditional West African beats with modern takes on contemporary music that has toured Europe and even been featured on Ted Talks and Oprah’s Super Soul Sessions. It made its limited US debut at the Apollo Theater in Chicago with lighting design by Zach Blane, who used an all Elation LED lighting rig to accentuate the unique production. Support was provided by Elation dealer ILC.

ArKaos Adds Entedi to UK and Ireland Distribution

13/05/2019 - Business News

UK – Digital media specialist and leading provider of real-time visual processing technologies for the entertainment industry, ArKaos, has announced that with immediate effect its dynamic product range will be distributed by and available throughout the UK and Ireland via sales specialist Entedi.

Robe Properly Pops at Popland Event

13/05/2019 - Production News

Spain – Spanish lighting designer Eduardo Valverde of Pixelmap Studios utilised the dynamic multi-functionality of Robe’s MegaPointe moving lights together with Robe LEDWash 800s and other fixtures to help create some amazing vibes and atmosphere for “Popland” a musical journey staged at the WiZink Center in Madrid.

GLP: The journey continues at PLASA Focus

13/05/2019 - Event News

UK – PLASA Focus (Royal Armouries Leeds, 14-15 May) will present a first opportunity for GLP UK to showcase the five new products unveiled at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt last month.

Stage Electrics aid Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike Live

10/05/2019 - Production News

UK – Stage Electrics has installed and commissioned the power distribution and data systems, including 40 Socapex and data connection facility panels, in the Hippodrome Casino London, ahead of the Casino’s critically acclaimed production of Magic Mike Live, a spin-off live-version of the major motion picture.

Sam Parker and Chauvet Professional Reflect Sharon Van Etten’s Evocative Music on Tour

10/05/2019 - Production News

USA – After acting in the hit Netflix series The OA and scoring the film Strange Weather, singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten returned to the recording studio last year to cut her fifth LP, Remind Me Tomorrow. Early in February, she embarked on a 16-city US tour in support of the album. Setting the visual tone for her viscerally potent blend of deeply personal music was a Sam Parker lighting design anchored by Chauvet Professional Rogue and COLORado fixtures, supplied by Squeek Lights.

Robe Ups the MPH in Australia

10/05/2019 - Production News

Australia – Leading Melbourne-based lighting rental and production company MPH Australia, headed by Matt Hansen (pictured), continues to invest in Robe products, with the latest additions being over 80 MegaPointes, 50 Spiiders and 50 BMFLs.

Hippotizer Goes on Tour with Multi-Instrumentalist French Kiwi Juice (FKJ)

10/05/2019 - Production News

Europe and North America – Vincent Fenton, working under the name French Kiwi Juice, or FKJ for short, delivered his first long player in 2017 and 2019 sees the French multi-instrumentalist tour Europe and North America. Described by the press as ‘one of the flag bearers of the New French house musical genre’, FKJ is also heavily involved in the visual objectives for his live performances and his concerts guarantee visual as well as musical excellence.

Nixer’s Smart PD Dante Gives a Big Hand to Audio Network Troubleshooters and Operators

10/05/2019 - Equipment News

Setting up and configuring new DANTE audio networks is now much easier thanks to Nixer Pro Audio’s PD Dante, a handheld portable audio monitoring tool that has been specifically designed for this task.

Phantom 100 Spot

10/05/2019 - Equipment News

As an addition to the successful Phantom Range, Showtec presents the Phantom 100.

Introducing VOLTstack, a new range of portable, battery powered, silent generator units available through Green Voltage

10/05/2019 - Equipment News

Designed and developed specifically to address the demand for environmentally conscious power within the film and TV industry, VOLTstack provides crews with easy access to clean, reliable, silent power. Completely emission free, with a proven track record powering sets of all sizes, the VOLTstack range includes a number of highly capable power units in a selection of sizes, from the ultra-convenient 2kW and 5kW right up to the impressive 13kW and 200kW variants.

ETC announces new Regional Sales Manager positions for UK and Ireland

10/05/2019 - People News

UK – ETC Ltd has appointed new roles for two employees at the company: Jeremy Roberts as regional sales manager for the UK and Mark White as regional sales manager for Ireland and UK rigging.

Brompton Technology shows new software updates and HDR video at InfoComm 2019

10/05/2019 - Event News

USA – Leading manufacturer of high-end LED processors, Brompton Technology, will unveil its latest Tessera Processor Software 2.3 for its entire range of processors, as well as High Dynamic Range (HDR) video technology, on booth 2889 at InfoComm 2019.

Poland’s Technika Kubacki Significantly Expands Adamson Inventory

10/05/2019 - Production News

Poland – Technika Kubacki is a full-service live event and production firm based in Krzepice in the north-western corner of Lesser Poland. Earlier this year, the company expanded its Adamson Systems Engineering inventory to better serve its wide and diverse customer base, which includes many of Poland’s best-known live acts and music events.

Doughty launches Scaff Boom Arm at PLASA Focus 2019

10/05/2019 - Event News

UK – A new Scaff Boom Arm will be debuted by Doughty Engineering at this year's PLASA Focus. Visitors to stand N-C25 can see the new piece of kit, which joins the existing Boom Arm range and has been designed in response to customer demand. Mark Chorley, design engineer at Doughty explained: "The new Scaff Boom Arm is very much a 'get out of jail' item that we see as being an essential part of any took-kit. It will allow the user to make their own boom arm out of materials that they have to hand, in the event that they find themselves on site and suddenly needing a boom arm of a certain length."

Experience virtual worlds – The Immersive Showroom at Stage|Set|Scenery

10/05/2019 - Event News

Germany – New worlds, innovative technologies and artificial intelligence for theatres, museums and events, the digital age is opening up completely new possibilities for conveying traditional content and messages regardless of time and space.

Backstage Academy Wins Prestigious Educate North Award

10/05/2019 - Business News

UK – Backstage Academy, the leading live event production educational facility, has picked up a prestigious Educate North Award.

Rising Star Freya Ridings Sells Out Headline Tour with dLive

10/05/2019 - Production News

Europe – Rising superstar Freya Ridings has recently completed her sold-out headline tour across the UK and Germany, accompanied by an Allen & Heath dLive mixing system on FOH. The English singer-songwriter has been making great strides over the past year, from support shows with artists such as Tears for Fears and Lewis Capaldi to her own sold out headline tours.

Peavey Commercial Audio appoints Mediamotion AG as exclusive distribution partner for Germany and Austria

10/05/2019 - Business News

Europe – Peavey Commercial Audio has announced an exclusive distribution partnership with Mediamotion AG to service the German and Austrian markets. Established in 1995, Mediamotion specialises in the supply of sound reinforcement, lighting, video, and conference system technologies.

Ablib Invests in ROE Visual LED Panels

10/05/2019 - Production News

UK – Rental company Adlib, has confirmed its investment in a considerable number of Vanish V8 LED panels from ROE Visual.

Max Giesinger takes ‘The Journey’ with GLP

09/05/2019 - Production News

Europe – Singer-songwriter Max Giesinger has been a regular in the German-speaking world of music for several years. Following the 2016 album The Boy Who Runs, Giesinger released the studio album The Journey in the Autumn of 2018. From mid-February to mid-March 2019, he embarked on the first leg of his eponymous tour, which led him through German arenas via four stops in Austria and Switzerland.

Green-GO extends network with new distribution partners

09/05/2019 - Business News

Australia & South Africa – ELC Lighting, manufacturer of the innovative, multi-award winning Green-GO digital intercom system for event production and broadcast applications, has announced the appointment of two new distribution partners for the popular Green-GO range. Event Communications Australia takes responsibility for the brand in the Australian market, while Electrosonic SA is appointed as distributor for South Africa.

Chauvet Professional Helps Entech Renew Color Magic’s Sparkle

09/05/2019 - Project News

Norway – Boasting 1,000 cabins and 54 suites, the MS Color Magic is officially the world's largest cruise ferry. For guests on her regular voyage between Oslo, Norway, and Kiel, Germany, however, Color Magic's real appeal lies in its generous onboard activities and entertainment, which includes a fully-equipped theatre, shopping mall and nightclub.

PR Lighting Announces New XR 580 Fixtures

09/05/2019 - Equipment News

PR Lighting’s new XR 580 BWS (PR-2552) and XR 580 Beam (PR-2554) take the power rating of the popular XR series to new heights thanks to the presence of the Philips MSD Platinum 25R (550W) lamp (with the Osram Sirius HRI 550W XR as an option).

SA Events lights up the Jungle

09/05/2019 - Production News

UK – Treasure island, Peter Pan, the Wizard of Oz. All these show and many more have already been successfully produced by Wicked Productions. Wicked specialises in family show for theatres across the UK.

LTM Opens New Hoist Training Room

09/05/2019 - Business News

UK – In 2018, LTM extended its existing offices, creating a bright open plan first floor office. In doing so this has allowed the compamy to convert the existing downstairs offices into a dedicated training room. In addition to the new offices, an open space kitchen and dining room for employees to relax and enjoy their break times has been created.

Sennheiser Appoints Ron Holtdijk as Director Business Communication

09/05/2019 - People News

Germany – Audio specialist Sennheiser has appointed Ron Holtdijk as director business communication. He will be responsible for driving forward Sennheiser’s strategy and success in business communications, particularly in the field of ceiling array microphones and in the further growing of Sennheiser’s education market.

Zero 88 at PLASA Focus Leeds

08/05/2019 - Event News

UK - Lighting control manufacturer and specialist Zero 88 is all set for some serious networking and interaction in the highly convivial environment of PLASA Focus at Leeds Royal Armories on 14th and 15th May.

Meyer Sound Leopard Holds True to the Versatile Voice of Alfie Boe

08/05/2019 - Production News

UK – Alfie Boe easily ranks among the United Kingdom’s most popular male vocalists, boosted over the past decade by sell-out tours and multi-platinum record sales both as a solo artist and as half of the duo “Ball and Boe” with the equally popular Michael Ball. With his roots in Italian opera, Boe has mastered a range of vocal styling that encompass classic Broadway musicals, vintage pop, soul and country. On the recent UK tour in support of his latest release, “As Time Goes By,” the critical task of reinforcing Boe’s richly varied and subtly expressive voice was assigned to a Meyer Sound Leopard line array system supplied by Salisbury-based Major Tom.

Events Evolution Elevates a Night of Worship with Chauvet DJ

08/05/2019 - Production News

Zimbabwe – Minister Michael Mehendere recently hosted a Night of Worship at UFIC Mutare, filling the venue with worshippers and beautiful music. Well known throughout Africa, Mehendere has worked with some of the best musicians on the continent, as well as being a senior pastor at the renowned United Family International Church.

AC-ET Supplies SmartPDU Choice to WCE-AV

08/05/2019 - Production News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) has supplied the award-winning StageSmarts smartPDU power distribution system to creative technical production company, WCE-AV, to provide intelligent and efficient power management for its new lighting inventory.

Claypaky goes for direct sales in the United Kingdom

08/05/2019 - Business News

UKClaypaky has announced that, with immediate effect, it will directly handle the distribution of its products in the UK market.

Ambersphere streamlines product portfolio

08/05/2019 - Business News

UK – Distribution company Ambersphere Solutions has announced a streamlining of its product portfolio: “We have decided to dedicate our moving light offering to Ayrton Digital Lighting,” says Ambersphere’s Glyn O’Donoghue. “It has been a real privilege to witness the innovation coming from the Ayrton development team and to experience the exceptional product-reliability first hand. We are very excited about the future working exclusively with Ayrton moving lights.”

Gino Pellicano and Dan Palmer Named as L-Acoustics Sports Facilities and Consultant Outreach Team

08/05/2019 - People News

USA – With increasing demand for concert-level audio in sports arenas to elevate the live sports experience, L-Acoustics products have evolved to incorporate greater levels of control and integration as well as weatherisation to match outdoor installation requirements. In tandem with these product developments, the L-Acoustics team supporting this thriving market sector has also evolved, as recently evidenced by the appointment of Gino Pellicano to the new post of application manager for sports facilities and consultant outreach.

From APTK to VDVO – national and international associations to be represented at Stage|Set|Scenery

08/05/2019 - Event News

GermanyWhether the subject is theatre technology, films, events or museum technology – Stage|Set|Scenery is the ideal platform for an interdisciplinary dialogue, an exchange of views on specialist subjects and for launching new international projects,” said Hubert Eckart, managing director of DTHG Service GmbH. That is why numerous national and international associations will be attending the trade show and conference that is taking place from 18 to 20 June in Berlin. The theatre technology sector is well represented, with the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT), the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), the China Entertainment Technology Association (CETA) and the Russian Theatre Workshop Association (APTK) all taking part. Other associations including the Organisation for Dance Therapy (tamed), the Association of Event Organisers (VDVO) and Crew United, the professional network for film industry workers, are also represented at Stage|Set|Scenery in Hall 22.

Versatile transport and storage of light fixtures

08/05/2019 - Equipment News

The new Meat Rack from MILOS provides a convenient transport and storage solution for light fixtures through the use of adjustable light bars or a hanging adapter for oversize lights. Height adjustable shelves can also be installed for storage and transport of a range of other items needed for a show.

Green Hippo announces new UK and US appointments

08/05/2019 - People News

UK & US – Green Hippo has announced that Ashley Hazlett has been appointed inside sales representative at Green Hippo US, and Warren Keyes joins as development manager for the Green Hippo UK team.

Hayden Lets JDC1 Loose on Hoodie Allen in GLP Floor Package

08/05/2019 - Production News

Europe – Hayden Borgars has covered a broad spectrum of shows during his career as a lighting designer, including various music genres, corporate, dance and theatre.

New Martin ERA 300 Profiles on tour with Newton Faulkner

08/05/2019 - Production News

Supplying lighting design and lighting equipment hire services, Martin's Lights Ltd recently celebrated its 25th birthday. Current and past clients of owner Martin Dudley include Newton Faulkner with whom he has been working with for 13 years, James Morrison (as lighting director for lighting designer Cate Carter), Heaven 17, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Magazine, The Specials and many more.

Ayrton’s introduces Levante wash light – the Sculptor of Light

07/05/2019 - Equipment News

Ayrton has announced the arrival of its new ultra-compact Levante 300W LED wash luminaire which is now ready to ship. The Levante wash light completes Ayrton’s trio of 300W LED fixtures as it joins the line-up alongside Ayrton’s Mistral spot and Diablo profile luminaires.

A packed PLASA Focus Leeds Preview

07/05/2019 - Event News

UK – The 11th edition of PLASA Focus Leeds will open its doors from 14-15 May at the Royal Armouries Museum, unleashing the world of live entertainment technology on the north of England.

Helios Tubes in Production and Being Delivered

07/05/2019 - Equipment News

Astera’s brand-new Helios range of LED tubes – smaller, lighter and more portable than ever – was launched at the Prolight+Sound expo last month in Frankfurt, and the first batches are now being delivered following record pre-sale orders.

Chauvet Professional Helps Jen Fok Use Colour to Capture Moments in VIETGONE

07/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Jen Fok says that she enjoys making “large gestures” that mix colour and shadow. She’s quite talented at creating these intense visual statements too, as evidenced by her work as the lighting designer on Qui Nguyen’s rollicking family saga VIETGONE, which is running at the Boston Center for the Arts from 26 April to 25 May.

Gearhouse Splitbeam puts safety first with investment in Ron StageMaster load monitoring

07/05/2019 - Production News

South Africa – With the new production of Phantom of the Opera, which started a world tour in January this year in Manila, Philippines, Gearhouse Splitbeam has added its first Eilon Ron StageMaster 6000 G4 Wireless System to its rigging rental stock, which currently includes over 200 motors.

Extensive Renkus-Heinz System Serves Vast New Istanbul Airport

07/05/2019 - Project News

Turkey – On April 6, 2019, a stunning airport that is planned to become the world's largest, opened its more than 15 million square feet (1.4 million square meters) of floor space on the outskirts of Turkey's most populous city. In an amazing 41 hour operation, Turkish Airlines moved 44 tons of equipment from the old Ataturk Airport to the brand new,$11 billion Istanbul Airport, which is can currently accommodate 90 million passengers annually and will eventually handle up to 200 million when complete. The new airport features the latest technology at every turn, with biometric screening, advanced passport control, smart kiosks with augmented reality, and green construction and operations throughout. Its airfield ground lighting system is the largest in the world.

New Proteus, Artiste Luminaires Highlight PLASA Focus Leeds Line-up

07/05/2019 - Event News

UK – Elation Professional is a Gold Sponsor, as well as a Show Bar Sponsor, at this year’s PLASA Focus Leeds show, the leading event for entertainment technology in the north of England. It’s an exciting time for Elation in the UK with a new UK partner Entedi Ltd. now distributing Elation products across the region. Join the Elation team 14-15 May at Stand N-D31 for the opportunity to talk to qualified Elation personnel and get an up-close look at Elation’s line of versatile lighting solutions.

Robe is Great Investment at For Event

07/05/2019 - Production News

Hungary – For Event is based in beautiful Budapest, one of Europe’s most stunning and dynamic capital cities, and is among Hungary’s leading technical production and equipment rental specialists, working across multiple entertainment and event sectors including music festivals and concert touring, live events, exhibitions and corporates.

Industry’s Smallest High-End Mics to be Shown at InfoComm 2019

07/05/2019 - Event News

USA – DPA Microphones will introduce the US conference, AV and installation markets to the industry’s smallest-ever high-end pro audio microphone capsule at InfoComm 2019 (Booth 6861). Incorporated into the d:screet CORE 6060 and 6061 subminiature microphones and d:fine CORE 6066 subminiature headset microphone, DPA’s new subminiature microphone capsules measure in at just 3mm (0.12 inches) in diameter.

Chauvet Professional Maverick Storm 1 Wash and LPS Production Impress at Wodapalooza

07/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Tia-Clair Toomey journeyed over 9,500 miles from Queensland, Australia to south Florida earlier this year, not for fun in the sun, but to make history in her sport. The 26-year-old CrossFit athlete became the first person to win three consecutive sectional titles at the Wodapalooza Festival, earning her a share of the event’s $200,000 purse. Such is the geographical reach, size, and scope of this annual three-day fitness competition held at Miami’s Bayfront Park.

Showtec Stage Blinders

07/05/2019 - Equipment News

The Showtec Stage Blinder 1 LED is an audience blinder with a single pod. The unit can be controlled by DMX and houses a 80 Watt Dual White COB. It’s the ideal power saving solution for giving a stage the ultimate blinding experience. The Showtec Stage Blinder 4 LED is equipped with four single pods holding a 80 Watt Dual White COB each. Both are very punchy LED blinders with tungsten simulation and compact designs.

White Light Brings Night of the Living Dead to Life

07/05/2019 - Production News

UK – White Light has supplied the lighting equipment for Night of the Living Dead LIVE! which is currently spooking audiences at The Pleasance Theatre, London.

AED Talks ‘Business Tools’ at PLASA Focus Leeds

07/05/2019 - Event News

UK – AED UK will be at PLASA Focus in May to showcase its enhanced range of unique AV Business Tools, designed to offer customers flexible solutions to grow their business.

Stage Electrics provide ETC Gio to the Theatre Royal Plymouth

03/05/2019 - Project News

UK – After finding more shows coming to the theatre were requiring a more demanding lighting control, the theatre decided to invest in a new ETC Gio console. Previously using an older generation lighting console, they felt it was appropriate to seek an industry standard upgrade.

Robe Makes its Presence Felt

03/05/2019 - Project News

Colombia – El Lugar de Su Presencia (The Place of His Presence) is a neo-charismatic Christian denominational church in Bogota, Colombia, currently headquartered on two sites in the Castellana district of the buzzing capital city.

Meyer Sound Leo Family the Clear Choice for Three South-eastern Churches

03/05/2019 - Project News

USA – Exceptional speech clarity and effortless musical transparency have made Meyer Sound Leo family loudspeaker systems the choice for two fast-growing churches in Georgia and another in Florida.

Come from Away

03/05/2019 - Production News

UK – The international award-winning musical Come from Awayhas been packing in record-breaking audiences both on Broadway and in the West End. To ensure discrete, high-quality sound reinforcement on the show, sound designer Gareth Owen has specified the new ultra-compact Sennheiser SK 6212 bodypack transmitter for all cast members.

Will Chandler Reflects Coachella Setting for Bob Moses with Chauvet Professional

03/05/2019 - Production News

USA – A little bit of magic happens every evening in April around 7:20 in the Coachella Valley. That’s when the sun sets behind the San Jacinto Mountains, filling the sky with glorious reds and ambers, creating the perfect setting for taking stunning photos and for becoming immersed in the sounds of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Alcons Audio Pro-Ribbons Reaching Further in Immersive Space

03/05/2019 - Equipment News

The CRS8 is a two-way passive-filtered full range loudspeaker, designed to meet all requirements of current and future immersive surround sound formats.

Music & Lights appoints LightNeq S.R.O as distributor in Czech Republic

03/05/2019 - Business News

Czech Republic – Prague based LightNeq S.R.O has become the latest addition to the Music & Lights distribution network in becoming exclusive distributors of Prolights, Tribe, ArchWork, DAD, ProAudio, Protruss and GDE.

Buddhist Singing Bowls Sound Clear and Detailed with DPA Microphones

03/05/2019 - Production News

The clarity, detail and natural sound delivered by DPA’s d:vote 4099 instrument microphone has enabled producer and engineer Mr. Chan Pui Ching to record 30 Singing Bowls being played by Chinese artist and wellness guru Mr. Tsang Man Tung.

Elation Lights for one of World’s Biggest Esports Events

02/05/2019 - Production News

Poland – Fans from across the globe turned the Polish city of Katowice into the epicentre of esports in late February for the Intel Extreme Masters tournament. Included in the large lighting and video package used by Warsaw-based technical event production company ARAM were full colour SixBar 1000 and white light DTW Bar 1000 battens along with Fuze Par Z60 luminaires, all from Elation Professional.

Britannia Row Supplies Sound Solutions for Spurs’ Home Turf Triumph

02/05/2019 - Production News

UK – In 2017, Britannia Row was tasked with providing live audio for the North London football team’s ground closure at White Hart Lane. After proving itself as a trusted audio supplier to the Premier League club, two years later the rental house was asked to supply top engineers and a control package for a special event to mark the opening of the club’s new stadium.

Will Chandler Creates Array of Looks with Chauvet Professional on Hayley Kiyoko Tour

02/05/2019 - Production News

USA – It’s a concept as old as the ancient Greek philosopher Plotinus, who wrote about the balance of symmetry and beauty: mirrored patterns captivate the senses, and create a feeling of harmony.

Masque Sound Provides Full Show Support For The Lehmann Trilogy

02/05/2019 - Production News

USA – New York’s Park Avenue Armory is home to the first US run of The Lehmann Trilogy, a play that was put on by the National Theatre in London prior to its visit to the states. New York-based Masque Sound was tapped to provide the system for the off-Broadway run of the show.

DiGiCo Helps Kane Brown “Live Forever”

02/05/2019 - Production News

USA – At only 25 years old, Kane Brown has already accomplished more than most major country stars twice his age. Case in point, in October 2017, he became the first artist to have simultaneous number ones on all five of Billboard's country charts. Now, with three American Music Awards, a CMT Music Award and four 2019 Billboard Music Awards nominations to his name, Brown very recently wrapped up his first headlining arena tour of the US in support of his second and latest album, Experiment.

Community Appoints Rob Davidson for EMEA Sales

01/05/2019 - People News

Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced the appointment of Rob Davidson to the UK-based position of EMEA sales manager. With an early career in medical technology sales, Davidson joins Community from the professional audio export company, PAXT Ltd., where he held the position of senior international sales manager.

Plovdiv’s Spectacular European Capital of Culture Year Opening with GLP

01/05/2019 - Production News

Bulgaria – On 12 January 2019, the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv began its year as one of the two European Capitals of Culture for 2019. The opening ceremony was again under the artistic direction of Sven Sören Beyer of phase7 performing.arts. For the third time, the Berlin artist collective took over the artistic design of the opening ceremony of a European Capital of Culture, and the opening show titled "WE ARE ALL COLORS" attracted over 50,000 viewers.

Clear Sailing For Zach Scott and ChamSys on Chicago Music Cruise

01/05/2019 - Production News

USA – It was still 32 days before the beloved Cubbies kicked off the 2019 baseball season, but as one of the most frigid winters in memory drew to a close, a group of 400 Windy City rock fans jump-started summer on the 20th annual Chicago Music Cruise, a week-long Caribbean excursion on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of The Seas.

High End Systems Releases Hog 4 OS v3.12

01/05/2019 - Equipment News

In the continuing effort to release quarterly software updates to the Hog 4 operating system, High End Systems has released Hog 4 OS v3.12 software.

ETCnomad USB key now unlocks the power of Hog 4 PC

01/05/2019 - Equipment News

With the High End Systems release of Hog 4 OS 3.12, the ETCnomad USB key will now support Hog 4 PC. All existing ETCnomad USB key users, including those with the Education Package, will have access to Hog 4 PC software as a direct controller.

AC-ET and AC-ET Ireland Appointed Distributors for PureLink's IPAV Pro Series of Ruggedised 4K Transmission Solutions

01/05/2019 - Business News

UK & Ireland – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) has been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for PureLink's IPAV Pro series of 10Gb AV over IP transmission, switching and signal processing solutions, which are specifically designed for the touring and rental market. Sister company, A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ireland Ltd. will handle distribution in the Republic of Ireland.

Theatres Trust awards £29,000 to theatres across the UK so they can serve their communities better

01/05/2019 - Business News

UK – Theatres Trust has awarded six more theatres up to £5,000 each in vital funding from its UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme for projects that introduce environmental improvements, enhance accessibility and address urgent repairs to the building, supporting their future success.

MILOS Steel Truss supports “PUR” in Germany

01/05/2019 - Production News

Germany – The legendary German pop rock group “PUR’ is known throughout Germany for their string of number 1 hits from the 1990s and 2000s. They’ve ridden this wave of success for decades and still maintain a strong following with a constant touring schedule throughout the country.