News Archive for August 2019

Extreme output Smarty MAX an inspiring (and efficient) hybrid design tool

23/08/2019 - Equipment News

Elation Professional is offering a new luminaire in the Smarty series, the Smarty MAX, an extreme-output version of the three-in-one Smarty Hybrid with the same ‘smart’ lamp technology but nearly twice as bright and loaded with even more design features.

Building Bridges in Madison County and The Netherlands

23/08/2019 - Production News

The Netherlands – The Bridges of Madison County is a musical based on Robert James Waller’s 1992 novel produced by OpusOne that is mid-way through an extensive Netherlands tour with stylish lighting designed by Benno Barends who is using Robe DL7S Profile and ColorWash 700 moving lights at the heart of the touring lighting system which us being supplied by P3 Podiumtechniek.

L-ISA Brings New Creative Freedoms for Mark Knopfler Tour

23/08/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Mark Knopfler is on the road once again, supporting the release of his new Down the Road Wherever album with an epic show presented in L-ISA Hyperreal Sound technology by L-Acoustics. Having hit venues throughout Europe and headed to North America, Knopfler has once again raised the rock bar with a ten-piece band, and a 7.1 L-ISA configuration provided by SSE Hire, part of the SSE Audio Group.

Pandora Revisited

23/08/2019 - Production News

Ibiza – Exclusive private parties on Ibiza tend not to limit their scope and as the island’s leading creative events and production agency, The Shop Ibiza regularly brings to life the products of some very fertile imaginations. Weird, wonderful, outlandish and outrageous are all everyday terms for The Shop’s dedicated teams and no idea is deemed to be beyond their capacity to stage. Client, Sound of Love recently approached The Shop to assist with the production of a party for 800 guests at a private villa, themed around James Cameron’s Avatar movie and requiring a full range of technical and artistic support. Inflatable alien plants, a fibre-optically enhanced tree and a low-hanging fog were just some items on the wishlist of what proved to be another very challenging but ultimately highly successful large-scale event.

Jason Bullock Simplifies Complexity with ChamSys on Wiz Khalifa Summer Tour

23/08/2019 - Production News

USA – With its 40 universes, massive video panels that rise more than 20-feet over the stage, 350 lighting fixtures including moving wave lasers, and 200 pages of cues, the visual panorama supporting Wiz Khalifa on his summer tour is anything but 'simple'. On the contrary, it pulls fans into an overwhelmingly powerful maze of searing multi-layered images that have the immersive complexity of a deep dream.

ETC and High End Systems’ showcase at Prolight+Sound NAMM Russia

23/08/2019 - Event News

Russia – ETC and High End Systems dealers will present the newest product innovations from both companies at the 2019 Prolight+Sound NAMM Russia trade show. From 12-14 September, visitors to the Sokolniki Exhibition Center in Moscow will find the latest additions to ETC and High End Systems fixtures and controls families in Hall 4.

Rammstein trust in grandMA2: Light and Fire

23/08/2019 - Production News

Germany – When light beams meet fire balls, when blood mingles with sweat, when pounding beats and extravagance clash together, then its Rammstein time!

Martin Audio celebrates double-digit growth following management buyout

23/08/2019 - Business News

UK – LDC-backed Martin Audio, the designer and manufacturer of premium high-performance loudspeaker systems, has recorded double-digit sales growth following a series of product launches and overseas expansion.

New DPA 2028 Vocal Mic Aims to Change the Live Performance Landscape

23/08/2019 - Equipment News

DPA Microphones presents a new addition to its microphone line-up, the 2028 vocal microphone. The 2028 delivers DPA’s renowned natural sound, which allows all types of vocals to shine. Perfect for everyone from indie artists to international touring singers, the 2028 mic is ideally suited for live stage performances, broadcast and pro AV applications.

Busy Artiste Picasso at Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre

22/08/2019 - Production News

USA – Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre is a popular five-week summer festival in Logan, Utah, that presents four fully staged works in repertory at the Ellen Eccles Theatre. Lighting designer Chris Wood, who just wrapped up his seventh season working on the festival as part of a top-notch cast and crew, had the opportunity to use Elation Artiste Picasso LED profile moving heads on this year’s productions: Newsies, West Side Story, Mary Poppins, and The Marriage of Figaro.

New Headquarters for ChamSys

22/08/2019 - Business News

UK – The spacious facility on Brooklands Courtyard that ChamSys Ltd. now occupies represents more than a new headquarters for the growing lighting console manufacturer. The building also epitomises a commitment on the part of ChamSys to build on its already-strong tradition of providing unparalleled quality products and customer service.

Bandit Lites Brings More Chauvet Professional Fixtures to Touring Inventory

22/08/2019 - Production News

USA – Bandit Lites has added a large amount of new Chauvet Professional fixtures to its touring inventory, specifically the Chauvet Pyxis and the Chauvet Rogue R3 Wash.

ROE Visual to Showcase New LED Applications for Broadcast at IBC

22/08/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Bringing its latest product innovations to the IBC Exhibition, ROE Visual will showcase new products and product solutions tailored for broadcast applications. In addition, ROE Visual has selected the IBC exhibition as favourite platform for the European launch of the Amber and Jasper LED screens.

Lady Gaga Doubles Down in Las Vegas Residencies with L-ISA Technology

22/08/2019 - Production News

USA – With nine GRAMMY Awards and three Brit Awards to her name, plus both an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for “Shallow” from 2018’s A Star is Born, Lady Gaga is a multi-faceted superstar entertainer. Few contemporary musical artists possess her genre-bending creative vision and tireless performance drive. So it probably should have come as little surprise when, at the turn of the year, she kicked off not one, but two, multi-year Las Vegas residencies at Park Theater at Park MGM, both of which are presented in L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology from L-Acoustics.

Hog consoles guide European Games’ ceremonies in Belarus

22/08/2019 - Production News

Belarus – Thousands of lighting fixtures and LED devices supported the “Bright Year, Bright You” theme of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2019 Second European Games earlier this summer. Dinamo National Stadium in Minsk, Belarus was aglow with the glittering pageantry, and a network of High End Systems Hog lighting consoles controlled it all.

NEC Group Apprentices Become First in the UK to Pass Rigging Apprenticeships

22/08/2019 - Standards News

UK – Four apprentices working for the NEC Group have recently become the first in the UK to complete their Live Event Rigging Apprenticeship.

Meyer Sound Marks a Dozen Years at Outside Lands’ Main Stage

21/08/2019 - Production News

USA – Widely heralded as one of America’s premier music and arts festivals, Outside Lands has been staged every August since 2008 in San Francisco’s expansive Golden Gate Park. Since the event’s inception, audio for the “Lands End” main stage has been delivered through a Meyer Sound system as supplied by legendary Bay Area rental company UltraSound. Also, 2019 marked the eighth time UltraSound has deployed a Leo Family line array system to support the headline acts, which this year included Paul Simon, Childish Gambino and Twenty One Pilots.

MILOS Corner Brace HD – The guy wire Executioner!

21/08/2019 - Business News

See the latest video release on A4i.tv that exposes the dark side of MILOS innovation. Introducing the new MILOS Corner Brace HD, which has been designed to add full support for small to medium-sized roofs and eliminate the need for guy wires!

dBTechnologies VIO System New at Active Blue in Bremen

21/08/2019 - Production News

Germany – Active Blue, a German-based service provider for lighting, sound and event technology, recently acquired several components of the VIO system, dBTechnologies' most powerful PA system. Buying the system, the Bremen-based company is using equipment from the Italian PA manufacturer dBTechnologies for the first time. The purchase included 20 VIO L212, 20 S218 SUB and 20 L208 modules. With the investment by Active Blue and the associated important and strong basis, the presence of the VIO system in Germany becomes even stronger.

FragmentNine and Chauvet Professional Help Connect Fitz and the Tantrums to Fans on Tour

21/08/2019 - Production News

USA – Officially, Fitz and the Tantrums are a six-piece band. But to the talented artists who make up this SoCal indie soul ensemble that’s not entirely accurate. In interview after interview, they go out of their way to point to the seventh member of their group: the audience.

Rob Beamer joins Ambersphere

21/08/2019 - People News

UK – Ambersphere Solutions are pleased to announce that Rob Beamer has joined the company as key account manager. Based in Liverpool, Rob will be representing the Ambersphere portfolio in the north of England.

MDG partners with Arcadia Spectacular for Pangea at Glastonbury

21/08/2019 - Production News

UK – MDG partnered with Arcadia Spectacular for this year’s Glastonbury Festival by supplying two of its fog-producing behemoths, Me8, for Arcadia’s fantastic new creation, Pangea.

Absen and PSCo celebrate five-year partnership

21/08/2019 - Event News

UK – UK-based AV distributor, PSCo, and leading LED manufacturer, Absen, are due to celebrate the fifth anniversary of their exclusive distribution partnership. The milestone comes at the same time as the official opening of Innovation House, PSCo’s brand-new, 50,000 square foot, purpose-built premises in Bracknell.

Elation for latest tour by renowned Mexican singers Emmanuel and Mijares

21/08/2019 - Production News

The Americas – Two of the greatest figures in Latin pop history, Emmanuel and Mijares, are again delighting audiences across Mexico, Central America and the US, performing their popular ballads and pop songs beneath a large rig of Elation Professional fixtures with lighting design by Hector Valencia and Axel Rebollo.

White Light Supplies Gilded Balloon Venues at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

21/08/2019 - Production News

UK – White Light has returned to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it is supplying the lighting and rigging equipment for all of the Gilded Balloon venues for the sixth year running.

GLP Bars and atoms set the mood inside Blues in the Night’s run-down hotel

21/08/2019 - Production News

UK – The Olivier and Tony award nominated Blues In The Night has undergone its first revival in 30 years at London’s Kiln Theatre.

ETC’s Eos family controls international Aix-en-Provence Festival

21/08/2019 - Production News

France – ETC’s flagship Eos range of lighting consoles have been selected to run all three venues of the established Festival International d'Art Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence in the south of France.

New VL800 Series brings Vari-Lite power to cost-effective event fixtures

21/08/2019 - Equipment News

Vari-Lite, the originators of the modern moving head lighting fixture and a Signify entertainment lighting brand, has announced the VL800 Series of fixed and moving head LED fixtures. These cost-effective event fixtures bring a feature set specifically for mid-sized tours, productions, and entertainment lighting installations.

Maestra Bahrain is Launched with New Ritz-Carlton Arena Partnership

20/08/2019 - Project News

Bahrain – Award-winning event design, technical and scenic production specialist Maestra Group opens a base in Bahrain and announces a new partnership with the eminent 5-star Ritz-Carlton Bahrain for the debut of the luxury resort’s Arena: a new 43,000 square foot, state-of-the-art conference and exhibition facility.

Howard Jones is Transformed with Robe

20/08/2019 - Production News

Europe – UK singer-songwriter and musician Howard Jones is back on the road celebrating 35 years since his massive Human Lib hit album, complete with a striking lighting design by Yenz Nyholm from New Illumination Lighting Design.

Band of Horses Takes Bandit Lites on the Road

20/08/2019 - Production News

USA – American rock group Band of Horses recently wrapped up a summer tour with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. Lighting designer Dara Guiney built upon the previous design by Ben Marx and added more incandescent looks, expanding the design to give a more panoramic feel.

Delicate Productions adds Ayrton Khamsin to its inventory

20/08/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Delicate Productions of Camarillo, California – award-winning providers of professional audio, lighting and video services for the concert, festival, touring, live and corporate event industries – has taken delivery of a large stock of Ayrton Khamsin LED profile luminaires.

Events United Creates Big Looks at Warrior Conference with Chauvet Professional

20/08/2019 - Production News

USA – When the Events United team first saw the venue for the Warrior Conference, they knew they had to push their design to the next level. The low, sloping ceiling of the Waterville Valley Ice Arena, where the event took place this May, is anything but conducive to creating the kind of dynamic lighting displays that were needed to reflect the spirit of this popular men’s conference. Compounding the task was the arena’s strict prohibition on rigging from the roof, which made the task of getting the adequate trim height for potential lighting even more daunting.

Adamson Partners with Hermes Music for Mexican Distribution

20/08/2019 - Business News

Mexico – Adamson Systems Engineering has appointed Pro Audio Comercializadora, a division of Hermes Music, as its exclusive distributor for the Mexican market. The partnership leverages Pro Audio Comercializadora’s decades of service in the Mexican pro audio market and further bolsters Adamson’s position in the Americas.

Data Strategy showcases new QC-Check features for ‘satellite testing’ at PLASA 2019

20/08/2019 - Event News

UK – Data Strategy will showcase QC-Satellite, an exciting new feature for the QC-Check workstation, on stand K10 at this year’s PLASA show. QC-Satellite provides the facility to take a workstation off-site for testing equipment and then, on its return to the home warehouse, upload all the test data automatically to the central database. The QC-Satellite testing feature is ideal for companies with large warehouses or remote theatre areas that do not have connection to the LAN/Wi-Fi network.

Creative Technology and ROE Visual Offfical LED Supplier Solheim Cup 2019

20/08/2019 - Production News

UK – Creative Technology and ROE Visual are selected as Official LED Screen Supplier for the prestigious Solheim Cup, which is held at Gleneagles from 9-15 September 2019. Combining their strengths, ROE Visual and Creative Technology will provide all LED screens across the tournament.

International dealer network expansion and succession planning for Triple E

20/08/2019 - Business News

UK – Kent-based stage engineering company Triple E is in an exciting period of development as the company reviews its management structure and welcomes a new international distributor.

L-Acoustics K Series impresses Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala at Piazza Duomo open-air concert

20/08/2019 - Production News

Italy – Each summer since 2013, Milan’s world-famous Teatro alla Scala has transformed Piazza Duomo (the city’s central square) into an open-air concert hall where the Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala give a free classical performance for residents and tourists. An L-Acoustics K Series system was supplied by Italy’s premier rental company, Agorà, which has provided audio and lighting to this stunning event since it first started.

MultiDyne Evolves 12G Series of Fibre Transport Solutions at IBC2019

19/08/2019 - Event News

USA – MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions will broaden its range of 12G and openGear fibre transport solutions at IBC2019 with the introduction of its next-generation OG-4600 and FiberSaver solutions. Now shipping, both problem-solving solutions enable broadcast, production and digital cinema customers to efficiently manage and transport higher resolutions and signal counts with streamlined connectivity. MultiDyne will demonstrate both new product lines at Stand 11.D40 in the RAI Amsterdam from 13-17 September.

JTE Quatro (4CF30) Truss – Medium-duty conical solution

19/08/2019 - Equipment News

The JTE QUATRO (4CF30) aluminium truss is the right choice for medium-duty structural requirements. Quick, simple and secure assembly is ensured by its popular conical connection system and comes with the well-known durability and reliability users have come to rely on from James Thomas Engineering.

Protec Dubai invests in Robe

19/08/2019 - Production News

UAE – The Protec Group’s Dubai branch, the largest and most prolific full production company in the Middle East, and one of the largest globally, has started investing in Robe moving lights in the last two years, a move that’s seen a range of fixtures including BMFLs, Pointes, MegaPointes, Spikies and RoboSpot systems delivered and deployed on various projects.

Beer, and L-Acoustics, Never Broke Luke Combs’ Heart

19/08/2019 - Production News

USA – In the two short years since he released his debut album, This One’s for You, Luke Combs has absolutely soared in popularity, distinguishing himself as the only artist to ever have his first six singles hit Number One on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Recently honoured as the newest member of the venerable Grand Ole Opry, the North Carolina native is now taking a breather between the first and second North American legs of his Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour, which is being reinforced via Special Event Services’ (SES) L-Acoustics K1/K2 loudspeaker rig.

Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 certified for Microsoft Teams

19/08/2019 - Project News

The Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone is now certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms when deployed with Microsoft-certified DSPs. The ceiling array microphone, which offers easy installation and patented dynamic beamforming technology, will be available from Microsoft as a solution for Microsoft Teams Rooms complete with a Microsoft-certified DSP.

Elation’s dynamic DARTZ for The Raconteurs Tour

16/08/2019 - Production News

Europe & the Americas – Matthieu Larivée with Lüz Studio in Montréal serves as production and lighting designer on the current tour of American rock band The Raconteurs and uses Upstaging-supplied Elation DARTZ 360 LED moving heads to complement the group’s eclectic, guitar-driven sound. Formed in 2006 by Jack White of The White Stripes and Brendan Benson, The Raconteurs recently emerged from a ten-year hiatus with launch of a new album “Help Us Stranger.”

Pat MacKay Scholarships for Diversity in Design Announced

16/08/2019 - Business News

USA – To encourage diversity in the live event design community, LDI, in partnership with TSDCA and USITT, has announced the first round of winners for the Pat MacKay Scholarships for undergraduate students.

Luces y Sistemas new Obsidian Control Systems Distributor in Costa Rica

16/08/2019 - Business News

Costa Rica – Obsidian Control Systems has announced that Luces y Sistemas has been named the exclusive distributor of Obsidian Control Systems products in Costa Rica. Under terms of the agreement, Luces y Sistemas will provide full support for the entire Obsidian line of hardware and software lighting control solutions.

REMA 1000 Colours Up with Robe

16/08/2019 - Production News

Denmark - Leading no-frills Norwegian-owned supermarket chain, Rema 1000, celebrated its 25th anniversary of trading in Denmark with a massive conference and party for nearly 9,000 staff, staged at the Jyske Bank Boxen arena in Herning.

Astera is a Match for the Titans

16/08/2019 - Project News

Australia – Titan Fitness is an independently owned fitness studio in Coogee, a coastal suburb of New South Wales, that prides itself on being a unique experience with a dedicated team of instructors and experts plus state-of-the-art facilities focused on offering the highest standards of equipment and inspiration to its members.

Flares, FloppyFlex, ProPower – TMB Gear Supports Lights, Lasers, and Visuals on Muse World Tour

16/08/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – This summer Muse continued their Simulation Theory world tour through the UK and Europe. The extremely successful North American leg of the visually rich stadium tour put crew and equipment to the test in 23 cities!

New exclusive Swiss distributor for Ayrton as menzi ebz is welcomed

16/08/2019 - Business News

Switzerland – Ayrton is delighted to welcome menzi ebz of Horgen, Switzerland as the latest addition to its international distributor network. From 15 September, menzi ebz will exclusively distribute and support the full Ayrton range of LED lighting fixtures across all three language areas of Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. Until the end of 2019, existing Ayrton customers are welcome to contact the current distributor, cast Switzerland AG in Villeneuve.

Bandit Lites Purchases Claypaky Gear for Summer Tours

16/08/2019 - Production News

USA – Summer may be winding down but Bandit Lites production schedule is still packed with tours, festivals and events. Due to the immense demand, the global lighting company has made another sizeable investment in Claypaky gear including the new Scenius Unico and Mythos 2 from Bandit’s good friends at ACT.

Scenos Techninis Servisas Upholds Tradition at Sakiai Culture House with Chauvet Professional

16/08/2019 - Project News

Lithuania – "A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people," wrote Mahatma Gandhi. Although Gandhi’s India lies 6,000km away from this small Baltic republic, his words aptly describe the guiding spirit behind the Sakiai Culture House, an institution dedicated to preserving the rich and unique heritage of Lithuania.

DAP-Audio GIG-143 TAB 14 Channel Digital Mixer

16/08/2019 - Equipment News

The GIG-143 TAB is the first 19" 3HE Rackmount digital mixing console in the GIG range from DAP-Audio. It is a compact digital mixing console that owns all the features of the bigger digital mixers available in the market. Equipped with a comprehensible user-interface, direct access buttons and corresponding faders operating the 14 channels is very easy. For sound engineers and audio technicians the Gig-143 TAB offers a wide array of DSP-features, a 24-bit FX engine, various extensive tone control systems and more.

EXE Technology Video Release on A4i.tv - EXE RISE Medium Frame Hoist

16/08/2019 - Business News

Click on the link below to see the latest video from EXE Technology, where Adam Beaumont (UK – EXE Technology brand manager) introduces the features, components, technical specifications and interior/exterior construction of the medium frame hoist from the EXE RISE series. 

Luminair 3 adds support for LumenRadio’s MoonLite and TimoTwo

16/08/2019 - Equipment News

LumenRadio and Synthe FX announce the immediate availability of a new update to Synthe FX’s Luminair 3 app that adds support for outputting DMX over Bluetooth to LumenRadio’s MoonLite and TimoTwo platform.

Former Atlona Regional Sales Manager Signs on as Commercial AV Manufacturer’s Representative for Florida

16/08/2019 - People News

USA – Atlona, a Panduit company, has appointed Envision Technology Advisors (ETA) as its new commercial manufacturer’s representative for Florida. This strategic business relationship became effective on 1 July, 2019, when Company Founder and former Atlona south-eastern regional sales manager David Pendleton launched the new venture to promote Atlona products.

Robe Enjoys Life at Luxor Live

15/08/2019 - Production News

The Netherlands – Luxor Live is a funky music and performance venue in central Arnhem, the Netherlands with a colourful history that started in 1915 when it was opened as a film theatre. Architect Willem Diehl was responsible for its spectacular art deco look and features, which has also earned it ‘listed’ status. It was purchased by the Municipality of Arnhem in 2002, fully renovated and re-opened in its current format in 2008.

Lenny Sasso Goes Rogue for Circa Survive on Rockstar Disrupt Festival Tour

15/08/2019 - Production News

USA – It’s altogether fitting that Circa Survive drew inspiration for their breakthrough debut album “Juturna” from the novel House of Leaves. Like the powerful Mark Z. Danielewski story, which breaks down literary barriers with its wildly unusual layout (some pages have only one or two words) and multiple storylines, the progressive five-piece band from the Philadelphia area has set its own course weaving in and out of musical lanes to create a unique sound.

Chauvet Professional Enjoys High-Profile Glastonbury Festival

15/08/2019 - Production News

UK – From the Pyramid Stage, where Tim Routledge used the COLORado Solo Batten to accent a stirring performance by headliner Stormzy, to the magical Flying Bus Stage and Greenpeace Field, to the jam-packed Acoustic Stage, Chauvet Professional sprinkled the 36th edition of the Glastonbury Festival with vivid colours and dazzlingly bright light.

Jerry Appelt turns to GLP for Summer Night Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic

15/08/2019 - Production News

Austria – It is one of the major cultural highlights of the city of Vienna: the Summer Night Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic. Since 2004, the Klassik-Open-Air has attracted tens of thousands of music lovers each year to the Schönbrunn Palace Gardens. This year's concert, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, took place on 20 June in front of around 85,000 people. In addition the concert was broadcast by ORF, Austria’s leading public service broadcaster.

POLAR Takes Stock of Biamp Parlé Tabletop Microphones

15/08/2019 - Business News

UK – POLAR, established supplier of key industry brands to the installation, MI and professional audio markets has announced that Biamp’s new Parlé tabletop microphones are available for shipping.

High End Systems ‘Accordionly’ tours stadiums with Austria’s Andreas Gabalier

15/08/2019 - Production News

Germany – With his Lederhosen and accordion, Austria’s Andreas Gabalier sold out all eight stadiums on his summer tour of Germany celebrating ten years of his Volks-Rock & Roll music. While the audience energy was high, actual energy consumption was lower, due to the High End Systems LED fixtures.

KOI 2019 Television Shortlist Announced

15/08/2019 - Event News

UK – The Television judging panel for The Knight of Illumination (KOI) Awards, the ultimate celebration of video and lighting design, has revealed the 2019 shortlist for the Television category.

Chroma-Q Color Force II LEDs are in Full Effect for Rammstein European Stadium Tour 2019

15/08/2019 - Production News

Europe – Lighting designers Roland Greil and Patrick Woodroffe of Woodroffe Bassett Design specified over 100 Chroma-Q Color Force II LED battens to provide spectacular effects lighting for Rammstein’s European Stadium Tour 2019.

The Warehouse and Adamson Help get Edinburgh International Festival Off to Sensational Start with the LA Philharmonic Orchestra

15/08/2019 - Production News

UK – Leading pro-audio provider, The Warehouse Sound Services Ltd, provided an advanced audio solution for Edinburgh International Festival’s spectacular opening event. Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: LA Phil at Tynecastle celebrated the start of the 2019 International Festival and was attended by a capacity crowd of 15,000 people.

Shure Reflects on the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and Celebrates the Legacy of its Historic Audio Accomplishments

15/08/2019 - Production News

UK – Fifty years after the world’s most iconic music festival, the sights and sounds of Woodstock still ring true for subsequent generations of music lovers, thanks to ground-breaking concert sound support and technology.

Elation lighting for new Humbolt School Auditorium, Costa Rica

15/08/2019 - Project News

Costa Rica – Colegio Humboldt is an international school in San José, Costa Rica, that serves preschool through secondary students. Unique in the country in that the school was founded in 1912 by Germans and emphasises a German-based education, Humboldt is also known for its profusion of extra-curricular activities. The school recently built a new performing arts space to further its programme, Auditorio Humboldt, a multi-purpose auditorium outfitted with Elation Professional luminaires.

Taiwan’s Golden Melody Awards Look and Sound Great with DPA Microphones

15/08/2019 - Production News

TaiwanWhen you are giving an acceptance speech at a major awards ceremony, there are two things you want to be sure of: that everyone can see you and that everyone can hear what you have to say.

WPC Brings Pleasure to Brighton Pride

15/08/2019 - Production News

UK – For the fourth year running The Pride Pleasure Gardens on Brighton’s Old Steine recreated its own unique experience during Brighton & Hove Pride Festival Weekend. The Old Steine Gardens were transformed around two 1,000-capacity big tops for three days, with entertainment ranging from camp bingo and cheesy pop to stunning cabaret, vibrant live performances, cool DJs and hot clubbing.

LED Creative join LD Stuart Pring for MelodyVR exclusive at Wireless 2019

14/08/2019 - Production News

UK – LED lighting specialist, LED Creative, supported lighting director Stuart Pring with an array of low energy illumination solutions used to create the MelodyVR ‘backstage experience’ at Wireless 2019.

KLANG:vier Quartet Performs at Christian Life Assembly

14/08/2019 - Project News

Canada – Christian Life Assembly (CLA) in Langley City, 25 miles from downtown Vancouver, has grown in leaps and bounds since its humble beginning in 1937 as a sidewalk Sunday School, first moving into a tiny hall, then a succession of larger buildings as the church has attracted more congregants. The worship centre at the Langley Campus, built in 1978, was expanded to hold 2,000 churchgoers in 2008 during renovations that also readied CLA for multimedia technology. Most recently, the church has taken its audio technology to the next level with a new DiGiCo SD12 digital mixing console at front-of-house and a KLANG immersive IEM mixing system, all specified and integrated by Ellis Pro Media of Tacoma, Washington.

Sociable Audio for City Social

14/08/2019 - Project News

UK – Tower 42 in the City of London is home to Jason Atherton’s modern, Michelin star restaurant, City Social. Situated on the 24th floor, the venue commands spectacular views across the Metropolis and serves the best of British ingredients in an elegant art-deco environment. As well as serving an extensive range of cocktails, fine wines and beers, Social 24, the venue’s bar, also hosts popular and busy DJ nights.

Chris Lisle Adds New Twist to Raised On Country Tour with Chauvet Professional Maverick

14/08/2019 - Production News

USA – Chris Young respects country music’s past. This is plain to hear on the Tennessee-born singer’s hit single “Raised On Country,” which pays tribute to legends like George Strait and Merle Haggard. But on his current tour, the Grammy-nominated star is being supported by a light and video show that is pointed emphatically toward the future.

PLASA Show 2019 seminar programme launch

14/08/2019 - Event News

UK – PLASA has announced its line-up of seminar sessions in the run up to the PLASA Show 2019 (15-17 September, London Olympia). In collaboration with top industry figures and influential brands, this year’s programme presents an array of impressive creative achievements as well as many salient industry issues and will prove once again to be a key part of the show experience.

Shure Launches VPH Long Wired Microphone Handle

14/08/2019 - Equipment News

Shure has announced the launch of the VPH, a long microphone handle for on-camera interviews and reporting that features the flexible Shure RPW interchangeable cartridge interface and convenient XLR connectivity, for easy connection to broadcast mixers and recorders.

Rascal Flatts Takes Bandit on the Summer Playlist Tour

13/08/2019 - Production News

USA – Rascal Flatts, one of the nation’s hottest-selling touring acts, is out headlining the Summer Playlist tour with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. With more than seventeen No. 1 hits over their career, Rascal Flatts most recent single “Back to Life” is rising on country radio, following their back-to-back chart-topping singles “Yours If You Want It” and “I Like the Sound of That.”

GDS Korea appoints Business Development Manager – APAC

13/08/2019 - People News

Korea – Bristol-based lighting manufacturer GDS has announced the appointment of GDS engineer Bill Price, to business development manager – APAC. Since relocating to the area when the GDS Korea office launched in 2017, Bill has played an instrumental role in establishing the company's presence in the Asian market, and is perfectly placed to oversee future growth for the GDS Group.

Rosalia Goes on the Road with her First World Tour and Claypaky Lighting Fixtures

13/08/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Catalan singer/songwriter Rosalia is setting festivals worldwide on fire with her signature flamenco-urban fusion style and sold-out shows in which lighting by Claypaky, represented in Spain by Stonex, shine.

Chauvet Professional Provides Special Ingredient for Grimbergen Experience Days

13/08/2019 - Production News

Belgium – A new chapter was added to the rich and widely heralded tradition of Belgian beer making recently thanks to the discovery of a medieval manuscript. Hidden away by monks of the Grimbergen Abbey in 1798 to avoid advancing French revolutionary troops, the recipe, written in Latin and Old Dutch, was unearthed about four years ago in the monastery’s archives.

GB4D Deploys 152 Optocore Preamps for ‘Immersive’ French National Day Celebration at the Eiffel Tower

13/08/2019 - Production News

France – The Grand Concert de Paris, celebrating the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, takes place every 14 July at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in the Champ de Mars. This year a crowd of 300,000 people assembled to listen to the concert live, while a record audience of three million viewers tuned in to watch the spectacle on television.

Brompton Technology provides the punch for latest Rod Stewart tour

13/08/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – This May saw the launch of Rod Stewart’s new world tour in support of Blood Red Rose, the artist’s 30th solo album and his first release in three years. Itself a product of life on the road, the new album features a string of relaxed recordings made with Stewart’s tour band in hotel rooms and private, post-gig, backstage sessions.

TechLED and 4-Wall prepare ASDA head office for Leeds Pride weekend

13/08/2019 - Production News

UK – To demonstrate its support for Leeds Pride ASDA’s head office in Leeds city centre came out once again in the movement’s traditional bright rainbow colours, with the help of TechLED and 4-wall. The parade aims to encourage involvement in the celebrations of the LGBT+ community and helps to create awareness around achievements and legal rights.

Martin Audio Announces Next Series of Open Days

13/08/2019 - Event News

UK – Martin Audio has announced the latest in its successful series of Product Open Day / Demonstrations, which have been running twice a year since 2017 at its High Wycombe HQ.

TiMax unleashes new advances at PLASA London 2019

12/08/2019 - Event News

UK – PLASA London Olympia 2019 (Stand X64) sees major evolutions of Out Board’s unrivalled TiMax immersive audio and show control systems, released during 2019 and currently in use on many major productions worldwide.

VES Rock Open’er Festival's Beat Stage

12/08/2019 - Production News

Poland – The Open’er Festival, one of the largest music festivals in Poland has been an institution since 2002. Having welcomed international names from around the world such as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Pharrel Williams, Snoop Dogg and Coldplay, it is no wander that the festival has maintained its iconic status in the Polish festival calendar.

Artiste Monet and Rayzor 760 to the test on Halsey

12/08/2019 - Production News

USA – Halsey hit the road in May for a short run of shows in support of a new single release, “Nightmare”, and lighting designer Jose Antunes chose Elation’s Artiste Monet and Rayzor 760 to light the special performances. Lighting vendor was DCR of Nashville.

Landon Bloss Pumps Up Show for the Mavericks with Maverick MK3 Fixtures

12/08/2019 - Production News

UK – When the genre-hoping Grammy Award winning band, The Mavericks stopped at the Glastonbury Festival during their 30th Anniversary World Tour, their LD Landon Bloss did what he always does on fly dates: he walked over to look at the lighting rig that he would be running later that day.

KOI 2019 Concert Touring & Events Shortlist Announced

12/08/2019 - Event News

UK – The Concert Touring & Events judging panel for The Knight of Illumination (KOI) Awards, the ultimate celebration of video and lighting design, is pleased to reveal the 2019 shortlist for the Concert Touring & Events category.

From proscenium arches to pop-ups, Theatres Trust’s conference Centre Stage looks at putting artists and audiences at the forefront of theatre design

12/08/2019 - Event News

UK – Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, announces programme details of its 2019 conference ‘Centre Stage – artist and audience at the heart of theatres’ to be held on Tuesday 15 October at the Battersea Arts Centre in London.

New Elation Fuze luminaires the perfect fusion of performance, features and value

12/08/2019 - Equipment News

Elation Professional has expanded its popular Fuze series of LED wash luminaires with new profile and spot versions. Available now is the Fuze Spot and Fuze Profile with framing, both housing full colour spectrum RGBMA colour mixing systems. Also available is the cold white Fuze Profile CW with dual colour wheels. All three automated LED moving heads offer the perfect fusion of performance, features and value.

Robe Jazzes it Up in Ghent

09/08/2019 - Production News

Belgium – Main stage artists at the 2019 Ghent Jazz Festival were illuminated by 86 Robe moving lights, including 35 brand-new T1s, in a slick production lighting design created by Bart Weyts of L&L Stage Services, the company providing technical production (lightning, audio and video) for that stage.

Meyer Sound Leo Family a Main Stage Attraction on China’s Festival Circuit

09/08/2019 - Production News

China – China’s burgeoning music festival scene is in full swing this summer, with many exuberant and eclectic gatherings across the vast nation relying on new Meyer Sound Leo Family systems provided by Stage Arts Groups (S.A.G.), a diversified production and artist management enterprise based in Beijing.

Stage Electrics Supplies Stage Management Desk to Grimsby Auditorium

09/08/2019 - Project News

UK – Grimsby Auditorium, one of Lincolnshire’s leading entertainment venues, has upgraded its stage management esk with the help of Stage Electrics. More and more the 1,200 seat theatre is welcoming larger shows and needed a stage management desk that could handle the more complex demands of big tours.

Showtec Helix M1000 Q4 Mobile

09/08/2019 - Equipment News

A very versatile and powerful, outdoor RGBW Wash fixture is the Showtec Helix M1000 Q4 Mobile. Rated IP-65, this small powerhouse operates completely wirelessly for 15 hours. The dedicated power management system with the Li-Ion battery make sure that output colour and intensity stay the same. In the meantime on-board W-DMX ensures that the unit can be controlled wireless which adds operating freedom to the setup.

Atmosphere, Inc. and Chauvet Professional Capture Moments in Apollo 50 Go for the Moon

09/08/2019 - Production News

USA – A new full moon rose in the sky on the evening of 16 July. Glowing brightly over the US capital, it served as a good omen for the start of “Apollo 50 Go for the Moon,” a spectacular four-day celebration at The National Mall that marked the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Featuring appearances by Apollo astronauts, simulated moon walks, impressive artefacts, and full motion projections of Apollo 11 on the face of the Washington Monument, the event recreated the sense of wonder that transfixed the world on 20 July, 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the lunar surface.

SQ and dLive Deliver ‘Greatness’ with Don Broco

09/08/2019 - Production News

Europe – Having recently purchased their own Allen & Heath SQ-5 digital mixer, British Rockers Don Broco chose to pair it up with a full dLive system this summer for a short festival run across the UK and Europe, including appearances at Mad Cool (Madrid), Meo Mares Festival (Porto) and Truck Festival (Oxfordshire).

KV2 launches into Myanmar

09/08/2019 - Business News

Myanmar – As KV2 Audio continues to grow globally, the latest country to be introduced to the company’s products and philosophies is the south-east Asian nation of Myanmar (formerly Burma) with a significant launch in the country’s capital of Yangon.

Low Energy Solutions from version 2

09/08/2019 - Production News

UK – Version 2 is supporting a growing number of crews with low energy solutions both in the studio and on location.

AC-ET Ireland Provides Green Solutions with ProLights

09/08/2019 - Project News

Ireland – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ireland Ltd. (AC-ET Ireland) has been supplying ProLights StudioCOBFC LED PARs across the country following demand for eco-friendly, yet high quality, lighting solutions.

High End Systems Announces New Online Support Site

09/08/2019 - Business News

When out on tour and running into a technical issue, time is of the essence. While HES's service team is ready to help 24/7 with urgent technical support issues, sometimes the customer just needs to sort it for themselves. With that in mind, HES has opened the new and improved High End Systems Knowledge Management Site (KMS) to get solutions for specific issues faster.

Ireland’s Acoustik invests in DiGiCo

09/08/2019 - Production News

Ireland – At the beginning of the year, one of Ireland’s leading audio hire, sales and installations companies, Acoustik, has taken delivery of two DiGiCo SD10s to add to its existing stock of mixing consoles and, says the company’s operations and systems designer Will Fitzpatrick, they are flying out of the door.

White Light Spends its Apollo Nights at Eventim Apollo

09/08/2019 - Production News

UK – White Light recently provided the lighting equipment for the Apollo Nights season at the Eventim Apollo, a week of exclusive live performances from a range of legendary music artists.

Prolyte Continues Global Expansion into China

09/08/2019 - Business News

China – Building on the significant presence throughout Europe and the success of the business in Asia, Prolyte Group has expanded globally with the opening of a new office in Guangzhou, China.

Violinist Nigel Kennedy with Alcons at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival

08/08/2019 - Production News

Germany – On 12 July, 2019, star violinist Nigel Kennedy played an engaging concert as part of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival. Around 3,500 spectators would not miss this event in the Holstenhalle 1 in Neumünster. The exceptional violinist was accompanied by the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, which comprised young musicians from no less than 27 nations, which were selected from 1,500 applicants during international auditions.

Ringing Out Bells for Peace at Manchester International Festival’s Opening Event

08/08/2019 - Production News

UK – The unmistakable buzz of Manchester International Festival (MIF) kicked off with a choreographed bell ringing art piece, BELLS FOR PEACE, created by Yoko Ono at Cathedral Gardens in the heart of the city.

Axilum and Chauvet Professional Add Enchanting Element to Printemps Fashion Runway

08/08/2019 - Production News

France – Spring is the season of rebirth and new beginnings. Jules Jaluzot undoubtedly had this spirit in his mind and heart in 1865 when he found the Printemps department store at the intersection of Boulevard Haussmann and Rue du Havre.

Jackson Browne Tours with Bandit Lites

08/08/2019 - Production News

USA – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jackson Browne is back on the road for the next leg of his tour with a lighting package supplied by Bandit Lites, and while the iconic singer-songwriter’s last few tours featured big, saturated looks and backdrops, lighting designer Steve Comer designed this year’s run around beams rather than a set.

Powersoft Brings High Quality Audio to Art House Cinema

08/08/2019 - Project News

Japan – UPLINK’s Tokyo cinemas can be described as mini theatres, including the city’s smallest such venue, which is located in the city’s Shibuya district. The company has embarked on a quest to offer cinema goers the best indie and foreign films in a country where Japanese blockbusters are becoming increasingly popular at the expense of both Hollywood movies and foreign art house titles.

The Loudest Silent Movie Ever Made

08/08/2019 - Production News

UK – Cineramageddon is curated by legendary film director Julien Temple and returned to Glastonbury this year for its second outing after debuting in 2017.

Light Fantastic's Unbound Solution

08/08/2019 - Production News

UK – Independent event production specialists, Light Fantastic Production Services returned to The Old Truman Brewery, London to support renowned innovation festival, Unbound, with a complete event solution.

White Light Goes On Tour with Amélie

08/08/2019 - Production News

UK – White Light has supplied the lighting equipment for the UK premiere of the Broadway musical Amélie, which recently embarked on a UK tour.

Showtec Product news

07/08/2019 - Equipment News

The Showtec Mistique is a CO2-based hazer which produces an extremely fine haze. It is the solution for many theatre and television productions because it is quiet. The oil-based hazer-fluid is carried by and dispersed through the CO2 so there is no need for an additional pump which means no noise-pollution.
Features include: a very even and thin haze ensures no visible cloudy effect on stage; customizable output direction gives extra flexibility; extremely silent operation due to CO2 supply; output and fan speed remote controllable by DMX and W-DMX.
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Highlite present during PLASA 2019 at two locations

07/08/2019 - Event News

UK – Highlite International BV will be present during this year’s PLASA show in London at Olympia, National Hall, 15-17 September. Here they will display an array of new items and developments in the entertainment field at two locations: G30 showcases Infinity and G31 presents Showtec and DAP Audio. Both stages will also be equipped with DMT LED screens.

Wine, Wireless and Song: Eleven Networked Yamaha Digital Mixing Systems Ensure ‘Once a Generation’ Swiss Spectacular Enjoys a Vintage Year

07/08/2019 - Production News

Switzerland – Around every 20 years, the ‘once in a generation’ Fête des Vignerons takes over the Swiss town of Vevey for a month in July and August. Featuring nearly 6,400 performers, musicians and singers, 2,000 lighting fixtures, 612 loudspeakers and over 300 channels of wireless microphones, 11 networked Yamaha digital mixing systems were needed for the centrepiece production of the 2019 event.

Iain Cameron Joins Audiologic

07/08/2019 - People News

UK – Leading provider of audio-visual solutions, Audiologic, has announced the recruitment of Iain Cameron to the role of business manager with specific responsibility for Scotland and the island of Ireland. Based in Glasgow, Iain will work to expand the company’s reach in what is a fertile and rapidly growing marketplace for the Essex-based distributor. A background in studio and live engineering led Iain into AV installation in the corporate, house of worship and entertainment sectors. After gaining valuable experience as an application engineer, he moved into the world of manufacturer representation and has spent the last eight years managing distribution channels on behalf of major AV manufacturers across the EMEA region.

A.C. Special Projects Appoints Muraly Kuhan in New Business Development Role

07/08/2019 - People News

UK – Bespoke lighting, audio and AV solutions and installations provider, A.C. Special Projects Ltd. (AC-SP) has expanded its team with the appointment Muraly Kuhan in the role of business development manager.

Kinesys Helps Westlife 20 Tour Fly

07/08/2019 - Production News

Popular Irish singing group, Westlife, reformed and hit the road again this summer in what one of the most popular and successful reformation campaigns. The first UK arena leg of the Twenty Tour culminated in two phenomenal shows in Croke Park stadium in Dublin, packed with 170,000 wildly enthusiastic fans high on the adrenaline buzz of watching their superlative live shows.

New MILOS Armor Cart video released on A4i.tv

07/08/2019 - Business News

Check out the new video release on A4i.tv that puts the new MILOS Armor Cart in the spotlight! Learn how the Armor Cart helps reduce hoist storage and transport space, as well as making the movement of hoists to and from venues more convenient. It even promotes the internal health of hoists.

Chauvet Professional Introduce Maverick MK3 Profile

07/08/2019 - Equipment News

Powerful enough to handle the demands of large concert venues, the new Maverick MK3 Profile from Chauvet Professional also has the versatility needed to excel in a wide range of other applications from high-profile events and festivals, to broadcast projects.

Tim Routledge gives the Spice Girls the glamour treatment with Robert Juliat Dalis

07/08/2019 - Production News

UK & Ireland – Flamboyant ‘90s pop icons the Spice Girls’ 13-date summer stadium tour, Spice World – 2019 Tour, kicked off at Croke Park in Dublin in May to culminate in June at Wembley Stadium, transforming 1990s nostalgia into 21st century excitement as they went.

ETC Source Four LED Mini lights film maker’s artwork at Thyssen Bornemisza

07/08/2019 - Project News

Spain – ETC dealer, Stonex has supplied 19 Source Four LED Mini fixtures to light the installations of acclaimed Indian artist and film maker Amar Kanwar at the Thyssen Bornemisza National Museum in Madrid.

Country Star Craig Morgan Goes All Allen & Heath

07/08/2019 - Production News

USA – With a career spanning 19 years, 12 songs that have made Billboard's country charts, and word of a new major label record deal in the pipe-line, country artist Craig Morgan is on the road this summer, touring with new gear in the form of an Allen & Heath dLive S5000 console/DM0 MixRack at front of house, an SQ-7 for monitors, and four DX168 I/O expanders on-deck.

A Summer Story Festival Goes Spectacular with Claypaky Fixtures

07/08/2019 - Production News

Spain – “A Summer Story” has become one of the epicentres of electronic music in Spain. This year’s festival, the fifth annual, featured performances by more than 70 artists and was produced by Disorder Events. It showcased gigantic screens and spectacular lighting combining tungsten and LED technologies and required the most powerful consoles on the market to control a large number of audiovisual devices to a high level of precision.

Tropical Beach Landau – DJs and beach party with dBTechnologies’ VIO

07/08/2019 - Production News

Germany – The Tropical Beach Festival in Landau is the biggest House & Electro Festival in the area of Palatinate. To get the crowd in the right beach feeling, several tons of sand were poured onto the asphalted venue providing the right ambience for the more than 5,000 visitors to the "City Beach". Also, the weather played along, and the biggest beach party in the Palatinate took place in bright sunshine with hip sounds and hot beats from several acts, such as Alle Farben, Gestört aber Geil, Hugel, EDX, Luca Schreiner, Steve Norton and DJ Olde. The VIO PA system from dBTechnologies provided the perfect sound with fat beats and chilly moods.

Ayrton MagicDot-R is a dream for Billie Eilish World Tour

07/08/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Dreams and nightmares are the main themes of the Billie Eilish When We Fall Asleep world tour, the first major tour for this young internet sensation whose career is experiencing a meteoric rise. Helping this seventeen-year-old, Indie pop phenomenon to dizzying heights is the tour’s wonderfully creative set design, the central motif of which is a flown bed, inlaid with 24 Ayrton MagicDot-R lighting fixtures supplied by PRG.

Theatre Shortlist Announced for KOI 2019

07/08/2019 - Event News

UK – The Knight of Illumination (KOI) Awards, the awards dedicated to celebrating British and international lighting and video designers for their work in the UK, is pleased to announce the 2019 shortlist of nominees for the Theatre category.

Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas latest luxury cruise ship to sail with Elation lighting

07/08/2019 - Project News

Germany – Elation has been providing reliable, energy efficient and low maintenance lighting solutions for Royal Caribbean International cruise ships since the first Oasis class ship launched in 2009. That trend continues with Royal Caribbean’s latest luxury cruise liner, Spectrum of the Seas.

Adlib Gets into Touch on Daryl Hall and John Oates Tour

06/08/2019 - Production News

UK – Adlib supplied full production (sound, lighting, video and rigging, plus crew) for the recent UK tour by maverick US duo Daryl Hall and John Oates, whose impressive string of top 40 hits stretch back to the 1970s.

Robe in a World of its Own with Westlife

06/08/2019 - Production News

Worldwide - Westlife, arguably the most enduringly popular and successful boy band on the planet, are back with a massive bang after a seven-and-a-half-year hiatus, with a brand-new production for “The 20 Tour” ahead of their much-anticipated new album, Spectrum. They are looking good, sounding great and have been entertaining sold out crowds everywhere with their solid and superlative blend of harmonic foot-tappingly catchy pop!

TiMax spatialises Spitfire Sisters at The Space

06/08/2019 - Production News

UK – The latest production from Space Productions, the in-house company at off West End performance venue The Space, tells a story never really told, against a dynamic and eye-opening immersive sound design by the company’s Keri Chesser, who added impressive realism and intense drama using TiMax. A five-star review of the production from Sue in the Stalls, notes: “…the sound effects were spot-on. An air raid had you cowering along with the cast as some huge explosions detonated around the room.”

Jean-Christophe Aubrée lights Indochine stadium shows with 794 GLP fixtures

06/08/2019 - Production News

France – The French production designer Jean-Christophe Aubrée has taken over the lighting for two major stadium shows, featuring legendary French band Indochine (aka Indo).

Martin Audio WPL's Season Long Deployment in Russian Eco Park

06/08/2019 - Production News

Russia – A&T Trade and Music Trade has deployed Martin Audio’s premier WPL PA on the main stage of the Zolotoy Gorod eco park, one of the largest country parks in Russia, and located near the city of Tula.

GDS appoints UK’s DTS product manager

06/08/2019 - People News

UK – Following the announcement of its partnership with DTS earlier this year, GDS has announced the addition of Hallam Smith to the team. Joining the company as a product manager, Hallam will be working exclusively on promoting the Italian lighting manufacturers products to the UK market.

Astera at the Heart of Mark Ronson Festival Look

05/08/2019 - Production News

Europe – Festival season is here and with it, the fine art of performers touring their own distinctive-but-practical visual ‘specials’ packages, carefully imagined to ensure that their show has the edge.

Protec Shines at Jeddah World Fest

05/08/2019 - Production News

Saudi Arabia – Jeddah World Fest was a record-breaking historic end to the Jeddah Summer Season. Held on 18th July, the inaugural edition of the music festival took place in the grounds of King Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, and attracted a sell-out crowd of almost 40,000 music fans. This was the largest music festival ever held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the atmosphere was electric! Protec proudly delivered an extensive audio, lighting and rigging package for their client ‘The Manual’ on behalf of Roqu Media.

British Summer Time Stormz

05/08/2019 - Production News

UK – As the heatwave sweeps across the UK some viewers have had a very cool time of it, not that they didn’t get overheated. “We started the summer run casually with a really successful tour for Rita Ora in May. Then mid June and production manager, Steve Voudouris asked us to support a quick sweep through the UK arenas plus a couple of shows on the continent for Lynyrd Skynyrd. Nice camera package, large rear screen full of lovely content, no dramas. It’s the sort of project we do regularly at Video Design; the key is not to get complacent.” So said the company boss, Alex Leinster. “Sure enough, things soon hotted up.”

Grahame Muir appointed new COO for Star Live

05/08/2019 - People News

UK - Star Live, the full-service live event and brand experience partner which was launched earlier this week, has announced the appointment of Grahame Muir (pictured) as chief operating officer.

LSM Calls on 36 Chauvet Professional Maverick MK3 Profiles for La Tournée des Idoles

05/08/2019 - Production News

Canada – Time seemed to stand still at the Centre Vidéotron, on 25th May, as French-Canadian stars from the 1960s and 70s performed at La Tournée des Idoles. The artists were supported by a light show designed by Andre Langevin, with help from programmer Francis Guitard and systems tech Jerome Guitard.

Canford Group to be transferred to Employee Ownership

05/08/2019 - Business News

UK – Canford Group (including Canford Audio), based in Washington, is to be transferred to an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) this year, to be run for the long-term benefit of present and future employees.

Software Update: Hippotizer V4.5

05/08/2019 - Equipment News

Hippotizer Version 4.5 is the next major release for Hippotizer V4+ systems.

Mapping the Future: Green Hippo Super Users Assemble

05/08/2019 - Event News

UK – Green Hippo, specialist in the design and manufacture of hardware and software for real-time manipulation of video for the AV industries, welcomed 18 of its most advanced Hippotizer practitioners to its latest UK ‘Super User’ event in July.

Robe iPointes Beat the Elements

02/08/2019 - Production News

Germany – Robe’s new IP65 rated iPointe moving lights were prominent among lighting fixtures on the main stage at this year’s Elements Festival, a two-day showcase of great vibes and fabulous house music – techno and tech house to future house, hardstyle and EDM – in a beautiful amusement park at Dormettingen, 80km southwest of Stuttgart.

Stage Electrics Appointed as UK Distributor of Ultratec

02/08/2019 - Business News

UK – Stage Electrics has announced its appointment as the UK distributor of Ultratec Special Effects. Operating for over 25 years, Ultratec are industry leading manufacturers of large format pyrotechnic effects for entertainment.

Stage Electrics to host Stage Pyrotechnics Training

02/08/2019 - Standards News

UK – On the 23rd of September Stage Electrics is hosting a stage pyrotechnics training day at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, in Huddersfield. This practical, one-day training course will offer an overview of pyrotechnic devices, their uses and how to company with health and safety standards. This will be a fantastic, hands-on experience which is suitable of professionals, students and anyone with the intention of using stage pyrotechnics for live events.

A4i.tv Video Release – The “Ultimate” in MILOS Ultimate Hinge Explained!

02/08/2019 - Business News

Watch the latest video release on A4i.tv about the Ultimate in truss hinges – the new Ultimate Hinge from MILOS! Area Four Industries technical director Dipl-Ing. Norbert Tripp is back again to explain the design of the Ultimate Hinge, its feature set, loading capacity factors and the self-balancing act it achieves when attached to your truss spans.

White Light Supplies Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

02/08/2019 - Production News

UK – White Light has supplied the lighting equipment for the recent West End transfer of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin following its critically-acclaimed UK tour.

Grant Geiselman new Elation sales rep Product Specialist

02/08/2019 - People News

USA – RL Wilson & Associates and JLH Marketing, both independent sales representative firms based in Southern California, have announced the hiring of Grant Geiselman as a product specialist to assist both companies with product demos and overall knowledge of all Elation Professional product lines.

ETC now distributing ArcSystem, BluesSystem, and CueSystem globally

02/08/2019 - Business News

ETC has completed the acquisition of the ArcSystem, BluesSystem, and CueSystem product lines from GDS. From 2015 to 2019, ETC manufactured and sold these product families in North and South America only. Now, ETC takes over the entire development and distribution process of these products across the globe.

Denny Arndt Adds Glitter to Berlin’s Botanische Nacht with Chauvet Professional

01/08/2019 - Production News

Germany – The Great Tropical House lives up to its name. Completed in 1907 it remains one of the largest and most impressive self-supporting greenhouses in the world, housing more than 1,400 exotic plant species. On Friday 19 July, the impressive structure took on another important function when it served as the centre of the Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Garden’s Botanische Nacht, an annual one-day summer festival organised by TLT Event AG that features music, magic shows, fantastical tales and non-stop fun in the heart of the German capital.

Cars on Stage and Screen

01/08/2019 - Production News

UK – The Goodwood Festival of Speed takes place in the grounds of Goodwood house in Sussex and brings together every aspect of the past, present and future of the automotive industry. As the name suggests, the event gives around 150,000 visitors the chance to get close up to Formula 1 cars, enjoy immersive technology experiences, witness the legendary hill climbs, stunt displays and discover the very latest models being brought to market by the world’s leading motor manufacturers. In every respect The Festival of Speed is 'the' British motor show and the makers’ display stands reflect its importance to the industry. The Sunday Times Driving website described the effort poured into the construction of the stands as no less than “mind-boggling.” Two eye-catching stands at the 2019 show which took place in early July, were those of iconic brands Mini and BMW, who both worked with leading marketing agency TRO to realise their visions.

Audiologic supplies Shure and Q-SYS for the Institute of Acoustics

01/08/2019 - Project News

UK – The Institute of Acoustics, headquartered in Milton Keynes is the UK’s professional body for those working in the field of acoustics, noise and vibration. The Institute has 3,000 members from a wide range of backgrounds including engineers, scientists, educators, lawyers, architects and environmental health officers. Embracing aerodynamics, architectural and building acoustics, electro acoustics, hearing, speech, underwater acoustics as well as a host of other environmental aspects, the Institute is a productive environment for the cross fertilisation of ideas and initiatives and offers a range of professionally recognised courses. Education is a key function of the Institute and its courses and conferences take place at both its HQ and via distance learning across the world.

Brompton proud to offer training in Manchester

01/08/2019 - Standards News

UK – The end of May saw Brompton Technology complete two well-attended, one day training courses at the new Manchester HQ of one of the UK’s market leaders in innovative visual technology, FIX8Group.