News Archive for February 2020

Vari-Lite’s VL2600 Wash is a bright idea for Marillion’s orchestral spectacular

18/02/2020 - Production News

UK – For Marillion’s orchestral UK tour dates in November, lighting designer Yenz Nyholm chose the remarkable light output and colour mixing ability of the VL2600 Wash fixture from Vari-Lite, a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand.

Protec Group Purchase Absen LED, ClayPaky Xtylos and Newton Outline

18/02/2020 - Production News

UK & Middle East – Protec has upgraded its video capabilities globally with the purchase of Absen PL2.5mm indoor panels and PL3.9mm W outdoor panels for all branches in the UK, UAE and KSA. These screens have an innovative side lock design which means they can be installed flat or with a curve. It has also invested in the NovaStar NovaPro UHD Jr All-in-One Controllers and the NovaStar VX6s control boxes. With screens based in Birmingham, Dubai and Riyadh they can assist clients across UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa with both large scale and intimate video solutions, just in time for EURO 2020!

Robe ESPRITES add technical touch to InfoSys Confluence Event in Melbourne

18/02/2020 - Production News

Australia – Event production company, Harry The Hirer Productions, supplied 20 of its new Robe ESPRITE LED profile moving lights to the recent two-day APAC ‘confluence’ event for Indian multinational business consulting and IT specialist InfoSys.

Primal Scream Get Maximum Rock 'n' Roll With DiGiCo

18/02/2020 - Production News

UK – Formed in 1982 in Scotland, rock band Primal Scream released their third compilation album, Maximum Rock 'n' Roll: The Singles in 2019, containing 17 tracks spanning the period from 1986 to 2016. In support of the new album, the band announced a major winter tour of the UK and Ireland in 2019, which saw FOH engineer, Chris Martin and monitor engineer, Gerry Colclough use DiGiCo SD12 consoles, owned by Stage Audio Services based in the West Midlands.

KOI 2020 to be enhanced with new Awards

18/02/2020 - Event News

UK – The Knight of Illumination (KOI) Awards has announced the introduction of two new awards to the Concerts & Events category for the 2020 ceremony. The new awards are being added to the line-up to accommodate the ever-evolving high standards of production in live events.

Teamwork Makes Dreamflight Work

18/02/2020 - Production News

UK - Richard Martin Lighting was asked to be a part of Dreamflights yearly fundraising ball. This amazing charity changes young lives through taking children with a serious illness or disability on the holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida, without their parents. The Ball raises thousands of pounds to make children's dreams come true and RML could not be prouder to be a part of it!

Frozen Cherry and Dublin Room equip with BlacklineX

18/02/2020 - Project News

Lebanon – A nightclub complex in the Lebanese ski resort of Zaarour has been equipped with BlacklineX loudspeakers from Martin Audio.

Lena wants ‘Only Love’ from GLP

18/02/2020 - Production News

Germany – In April 2019, the German singer/songwriter Lena Meyer-Landrut released her fifth, critically acclaimed studio album, ‘Only Love, L’. In June, the ‘Only Love’ tour of 12 dates took the band through small to medium-sized halls in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Proteus meets Hercules in New York’s Central Park

17/02/2020 - Production News

USA – At the end of its regular season of Shakespeare in the Park, New York’s Public Theater stages an open-air production at Central Park’s 1,800-seat open-air Delacorte Theater. This past season, the glorious story of Hercules was presented, a theatrical pageant brought to life by some 200 performers with an enchanting lighting design by Tony-award winning lighting designer Tyler Micoleau. The designer turned to Elation Professional’s multi-use Proteus Hybrid luminaire to provide visual impact in the outdoor environment.

Robe Moves on Teatro Colsubsidio Bogota

17/02/2020 - Production News

Colombia – Teatro Colsubsidio Roberto Arias Perez is a 1,000-seater venue opened in 1981 in central Bogota, Colombia’s vibrant capital city, that has established itself at the centre of quality live entertainment, culture and performing arts. It’s renowned for high production values and imaginative shows offering a lively mix of concerts, musicals and classical performances.

Top Sound Designer Matt McCamley Insists on PMC Monitoring For His Studio

17/02/2020 - Project News

Australia – Accuracy without colour that isn't fatiguing: that, says sound designer Matt McCamley, is exactly what he was looking for when he was choosing audio monitors for his studio in Australia.

Renowned Opera Singer Maria Callas Returns to the Stage for Innovative Hologram Tour

17/02/2020 - Production News

Worldwide – For Callas in Concert, beloved opera singer Maria Callas was brought back to the stage via hologram, 40 years after her passing. A live orchestra accompanied digital remastered recordings of Callas for the production, which presented FOH and recording engineer Howard 'Howie' Lindeman with a unique challenge. Since the show was focused around the visual of Callas on stage, and the hologram system used to project her image, Lindeman needed to find a low-profile microphone that would not be obtrusive on stage, while still providing the highest audio quality for the live orchestral instruments.

Chauvet Professional Ovation F-265WW Makes “Quiet Contribution” to Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre

17/02/2020 - Project News

Estonia – "Now our students will be able to have a taste of their future lives as creators, and practice on big stages,” declared Professor Ivari Ilja, rector of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre on the opening of the school’s new concert and performance centre in late 2019. If the past is indeed prologue to the future, those students will likely be accomplishing great things in the years ahead, given this internationally acclaimed school’s record of producing celebrated and influential artistic figures like Arvo Pärt and Evald Aav over the course of its 100-year history.

EXE Technology releases its 2020 catalogue

17/02/2020 - Equipment News

EXE Technology, which is currently the most desired automation range for entertainment / theatrical markets across the world, has announce the release of its 2020 catalogue.

Jackson, Mississippi’s First Baptist Church Installs Its Second DiGiCo Console

17/02/2020 - Project News

USA – Approaching the centennial of its current building, the First Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi has been an institution in the area since it was built in 1926. Facing the lawn of the Mississippi State Capitol in downtown Jackson, the church’s sanctuary seats 3,000 worshippers and streams and broadcasts its services online to thousands of viewers any given week in 60 to 80 countries.

Robe Adds Magic to Severina Tour

14/02/2020 - Production News

The Balkans – Croatian singer-songwriter and actress Severina wowed the crowds at four major arena concerts in the Balkans this autumn: at Split and Zagreb in Croatia, Belgrade in Serbia and culminating at the Dvorana Stožice in Ljubljana, Slovenia, which were lit by Slovenian LD Crt Birsa who added over 150 Robe moving lights to the lighting design for the three concerts in Croatia and Slovenia.

Ayrton Diablo Shines for NFL Honors Broadcast

14/02/2020 - Production News

USA – When the ninth Annual NFL Honors was held the day before Super Bowl LIV, lighting designer Jon Kusner selected a complement of Ayrton Diablo LED profile luminaires from PRG to supplement the house lights.

L&DB Stylises Village Outlet Event with Chauvet Professional

14/02/2020 - Production News

France – Stylish fashion should always be showcased in an elegant setting, even when it is offered at an attractively discounted price. Such was the guiding philosophy of The Village Outlet when it opened in this area of green rolling hills about 40 minutes outside Lyon.

Stage Electrics Supply Yamaha to The Sands Centre

14/02/2020 - Project News

UK – Stage Electrics have supplied The Sands Centre in Carlisle with a Yamaha CL5 and two Rio 3224-D2 stageboxes in time for its pantomime.

dLive and ME Slip Into ‘Kinky Boots’ at Teatro Astral

14/02/2020 - Production News

Argentina – The Teatro Astral in Buenos Aires, relies upon an Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system for the launch of the iconic Broadway musical, Kinky Boots, which saw its opening night in January.

White Light Supplies Leopoldstadt in the West End

13/02/2020 - Production News

UK – White Light has supplied the lighting equipment for Leopoldstadt, which opened recently at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End.

Quantum upgrade for Czech legends’ anniversary tour

13/02/2020 - Production News

Czech Republic – Kabát is a nationally renowned classic rock band, which has been hugely popular since the 1980s. Its tenth anniversary stadium tour was the most prosperous in Czech music history, and the band represented the Czech Republic at the country's first entry in the Eurovision Song Contest. The latest anniversary tour visited stadiums and venues across the country over a three-week period.

Winter Jam 2020 Rocks with Bandit Lites Lighting System

13/02/2020 - Production News

USA – Bandit Lites is thrilled to once again provide the lighting for the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, Christian music’s largest annual tour. According to Pollstar, attendance often outpaces any other tour’s attendance during the year’s first quarter. The evening of live concerts by top Christian artists includes a roster of Passion, Crowder, Austin French, Andy Mineo, Hillsong Young & Free, Building 429, Red, Louis Giglio, Newsong and more.

Gabriel Paul Provides Supporting Looks for Alex Mofa Gang with Chauvet Professional

13/02/2020 - Production News

Germany – Former Stooges bass player Mike Watt once famously declared that “punk is not really a style of music; it’s more like a state of mind." His words aptly describe the world of the Alex Mofa Gang. Even three successful studio albums haven’t dimmed the street-borne punk fervor of these hard-driving Berlin rockers. This was plain to hear (and see) on the thunderous 15 leg German tour they just completed in support of their latest LP “Ende Offen.”

Richard Martin Lighting Helping to Make a Difference

13/02/2020 - Production News

UK – The Make a Difference Trust has awarded grants and funded projects all over the world and once again, Richard Martin Lighting was more than happy to help raise awareness and funds by supplying the lighting for the yearly ‘West End Christmas’ event. The Stage Bar 54, Mac 500 and Mac 600 really lit up the event and helped make it an unforgettable evening!

Innovative Show Design’s Elation rig at 2019 College Football Awards on ESPN

12/02/2020 - Production News

USA – On December 12, college football’s most talented student-athletes were recognised at the 2019 Home Depot College Football Awards presented live on ESPN from the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia. Justin Garrone and production design firm Innovative Show Design (ISD) have been involved in the show since 2012 and again produced outstanding visuals for the 2019 edition, employing a set-up that featured 90% Elation Professional products.

Chauvet Professional Helps Kansas City Live! Celebrate Super Bowl Win

12/02/2020 - Production News

USA – Everyone in Kansas City will remember precisely where they were, and what they were doing, at that exact time. It was then that the game clock at Miami Garden’s Hard Rock Stadium struck zero, making it official that the Kansas City Chiefs had won their first Super Bowl in half a century.

Absen Launches Venus LED Series at ISE 2020

12/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – Leading global LED manufacturer Absen announced on the opening day of ISE (11 – 14 February 2020) the launch of a new super-lightweight touring solution for rental stagers.

White Light Supplies Lighting for Holes UK Tour

12/02/2020 - Production News

UK – White Light has supplied the lighting equipment for Holes which is currently touring venues across the UK.

Yamaha Highlights Solutions for Entertainment and Enterprise at ISE 2020

12/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – Yamaha is highlighting its support for both the entertainment and enterprise markets with its range of high end, integrated solutions at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam. These include new products from both the pro audio and Unified Communications ranges, showcasing the close relationship between the respective technologies.

Yamaha Unified Communications Showcases Professional Conferencing Solutions and European Market Commitment at ISE 2020

12/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – In keeping with the motto 'Where Corporates Meet Entertainment', Yamaha is showcasing a broad product range for both the enterprise and the entertainment markets at Integrated Systems Europe 2020, highlighting the close relationship between the company’s Unified Communications (UC) and professional audio business units in Europe.

Yamaha Adds New Network Switches for Larger Dante Systems at ISE 2020

12/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands - Yamaha has expanded its range of SWR series network switches with three new models, which offer systems integrators even more choice of flexibility and quality for audio system design.

European Debut for New White DZR/DXS XLF Powered and CZR/CXS XLF Passive Loudspeakers and Subwoofers at ISE 2020

12/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – ISE 2020 sees the European debut of Yamaha’s new white DZR/CZR series and DXS XLF/CXS XLF loudspeakers / subwoofers, which provide extra options for uses such as hotel banquets, houses of worship and auditoriums where a high quality audio system needs to blend into the design of the space.

Quantum synergy and touring theatre sound with DiGiCo and Autograph

12/02/2020 - Production News

UK – DiGiCo’s status as the ‘go-to’ choice of digital audio mixing platform for theatrical applications is well-known. The company’s near-total domination of not only London’s West End and Broadway, but also theatres all over the world, is a result of long collaboration with leading practitioners of the art and a willingness to develop (and keep developing) products dedicated to that purpose.

ISE and TNW announce strategic content programming partnership

12/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – Integrated Systems Europe and global media brand TNW (The Next Web) have announced a multi-year strategic relationship aimed at bringing the best of tech and innovation to ISE 2021 and its new Barcelona home.

Star lighting designer Mikki Kunttu to give the keynote speech at Prolight + Sound 2020

11/02/2020 - Event News

Germany - The 25th anniversary edition of Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt am Main (31 March to 3 April 2020) will offer a highlight for all professionals from the lighting technology sector right on its opening day.

L-Acoustics Unveils Milan-certified LA2Xi Amplified Controller for Install

11/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – Recognising that the increasingly robust installation market demands scaleable, economical amplification, L-Acoustics launches its first install-specific amplified controller at ISE. Primarily designed to power L-Acoustics compact loudspeakers, the bridgeable 4 x 4 channel LA2Xi offers anywhere from one to four outputs, allowing it to also drive medium and large format loudspeakers, in full or reduced SPL, for various types of applications. LA2Xi is the ideal choice to power background music in leisure installations, distributed fill systems in performing arts centres, studio monitors, private auditoriums and more.

POLAR Adds New Brands and Services

11/02/2020 - Business News

UK - POLAR, established supplier of key industry brands to the installation, MI and professional audio markets, has announced the addition of ClearOne, UMA and Utelogy to its portfolio. In keeping with POLAR’s commitment to a ‘concept to completion’ service for its customers, the new brands will ensure that the company remains ahead of the curve in being able to design and supply complete AV solutions for its integrator partners. POLAR sees the provision of cloud-based technologies, which are helping to revolutionise the management and control of resources within a wide variety of workplaces, as essential tools for the future, emphasising the company’s drive to be far more than a simple distributor of products.

Robe Helps Crystallise New Škoda Octavia Launch

11/02/2020 - Production News

Czech Republic – Lighting designer Michael Kuehbandner worked closely with creative director Achim John from Jack Morton Worldwide and the show direction team from Quinton’s Concept to deliver a spectacular visual extravaganza for the VIP launch of the new fourth-generation Škoda Octavia car at the Prague National Gallery’s Trade Fair Palace.

EM Acoustics updates and augments signature EMS Series at ISE 2020

11/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – The EMS Series from EM Acoustics is the company’s most popular loudspeaker range, featuring their signature passive crossovers and exceptional enclosure design. Hugely versatile, EMS Series point source loudspeakers are deployed in a vast array of theatres and entertainment venues both in the UK and worldwide. They also play a highly significant role in the rental market. Sixteen years on in the face of continued demand, EM Acoustics has completely revamped the range, enhancing the look and feel with a number of aesthetic changes, and augmented the series with the addition of a highly-anticipated 10-inch model, the EMS-101X.

Genelec continues sustainable growth with advanced factory expansion

11/02/2020 - Business News

Finland – Genelec, a global leader in professional audio monitoring, has signalled a new era of sustainable growth with the opening of a brand new extension to its lakeside factory in Iisalmi, Finland. Utilising the latest technologies, the extension will significantly increase the space, flexibility and efficiency of the company’s warehousing and logistics operations, while ensuring that the entire facility is now powered exclusively by sustainable sources including solar, wind and hydroelectric energy.

SpeechLine Digital Wireless

11/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – In today’s corporate and higher education environments, it’s often small IT teams that look after huge AV set-ups, taking care of many rooms and even more microphones that are spread over large campuses. To make their task easier – and expand its offer of network-enabled AV equipment – Sennheiser is launching the SpeechLine Multi-Channel Receiver. The IT-friendly receiver will be available from Q2 2020 as a two-channel or four-channel version.

Audiologic Appoints Andy Barnby as Business Manager

11/02/2020 - People News

UK – Audiologic, the award-winning provider of professional audio solutions has announced that it has appointed Andy Barnby as business manager. This is a pivotal role built on a strong foundation to support their growing network of customers, which will ensure the highest level of customer service and support is offered.

Adlib Makes Major Investment in JBL’s New Generation VTX A-Series

11/02/2020 - Production News

UK - Adlib has announced a major investment in Harman JBL Professional VTX A-Series new generation touring line array, nearly two decades after becoming an early adopter of the then pioneering JBL VerTec system.

Young Life Conference Shines with Bandit Lites and Lumina Design

11/02/2020 - Production News

USA –Young Life, a non-profit organisation aimed at encouraging adolescents to seek and grow a relationship with Jesus Christ, recently held its YL2020 conference with a lighting package supplied by Bandit Lites. The event, held every four years, took place at Disney’s Coronado Resort 5-10 January, and more than 5500 people gathered to worship, learn, and celebrate the group’s 80-year old mission.

Scotland’s first Ayrton Perseo fixtures featured in itison’s major new event series

11/02/2020 - Production News

UK – Ayrton’s new IP65-rated Perseo LED profile fixtures saw their first Scottish engagements when they were specified by lighting designer, Grant Anderson, for two major outdoor winter events in Glasgow, created and produced by online marketing and events company, itison.

Alcons Introduces the LR24 Pro-Ribbon Line-Array

11/02/2020 - Equipment News

The LR24 is a mid-size line-array sound system, designed to enable a 1:1 non-compressed reproduction of the original sound source at any sound pressure level. Due to the completely neutral response of the system, it can be used for any application and source possible, from speech, to classical music, jazz, all the way to pop and hard-rock performances.

Clifford Spulock Lights Two Worlds in Man of la Mancha with Chauvet Professional

11/02/2020 - Production News

USA – Imagination sets us free. The wisdom of this adage is brought vividly to life in the Mitch Lee and Joe Darion classic Man of la Mancha. Inspired by Don Quixote, the multi-Tony Award winning musical stands as a monument to the soaring power of the human spirit to shine in even the darkest of times, as its characters, prisoners of the Spanish Inquisition, transcend their dire circumstances through the uplifting tales of Miguel de Cervantes’ fabled knight.

L-Acoustics rolls out L-ISA Auditoria globally

11/02/2020 - Standards News

Worldwide – Recognising that L-ISA technology is in ever-increasing demand, L-Acoustics is rolling out L-ISA Auditoria in strategic locations around the globe. Now, demonstrations, training or mixing sessions of L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology can be accessed in dozens of locations in L-ISA Auditoria designed to stringent L-Acoustics specifications.

Visix AxisTV Digital Signage Software Powers Corporate Communications for Safelite

11/02/2020 - Equipment News

Visix, Inc. reports that Safelite Glass Corporation has rolled out an extensive digital signage system across multiple business locations in three states. The network today reaches several corporate locations in Ohio (including its Columbus-based headquarters), and call centres in Iowa and Arizona. Enterprise-level Visix AxisTV 9 digital signage software delivers a mix of visual content, real-time data, and social media to amplify its corporate messaging, and strengthen employee communications.

Neutrik announces development of Milan multi-IO audio module for OEM implementation in future audio network devices at ISE

11/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands - With the rapidly growing demand for professional, real-time, reliable future-proofed audio network systems, Neutrik is taking the next logical step in the development of Milan audio modules, by offering OEM customers a time and cost-saving path towards developing and producing future audio network solutions built on the Milan protocol.

OCA Alliance welcomes Adamson Systems Engineering

11/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – Kicking off ISE 2020, the OCA Alliance welcomes Adamson Systems Engineering as its latest member company. A major presence in the professional audio industry, the Canadian loudspeaker systems manufacturer requires little by way of introduction.

ACME to showcase 'breakthrough' LED range at ISE

11/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – The latest world-class fixtures from Chinese professional stage lighting manufacturer ACME Lighting are being showcased at ISE 2020 on booth 5-S140 (11-14 February, RAI, Amsterdam).

Pixl Evolution Recruits Gilles Quentel

11/02/2020 - People News

UK – Hertfordshire-based live events video specialist Pixl Evolution has announced the appointment of Gilles Quentel to the post of warehouse manager. A very experienced and dedicated AV professional, Gilles has enjoyed a successful career in the UK, following the move from his native France more than 25 years ago. With wide experience in the preparation of AV equipment for the touring, corporate and exhibition sectors, he is accustomed to management roles in busy, high-pressure environments. As Pixl Evolution continues to grow, Gilles is a perfect fit for the job according to managing director Lee Spencer:

Proteus protection on wet Muse stadium shows

11/02/2020 - Production News

Europe – Because one never knows what Mother Nature has in store, playing outdoor stadium dates, no matter what time of year, is always a bit nerve-racking for concert touring technical and design personnel. On English rock band Muse’s acclaimed 2019 “Simulation Theory” world tour however, some of that angst was eased by Elation Proteus Hybrid IP65 moving heads that were impervious to the wet European summer.

Robe T1s for NTS Panopticon Production

10/02/2020 - Production News

UK – The National Theatre of Scotland’s acclaimed production of The Panopticon at The Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, directed by Debbie Hannan and lit by Simon Wilkinson, was the first stage production of Jenni Fagan’s visceral and brutal narrative of life and friendship.

Versatile Ayrton Diablo LED profiles keep busy at RTHAV

10/02/2020 - Production News

USA – Cleveland-based RTHAV, a brand company of Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc., finds its new Ayrton Diablo LED profile luminaires are flying off the shelves. “We got the second shipment of Diablos in the US, and since they arrived last summer they’ve only been in the shop a matter of days,” says Ryan Konikoff, Partner and COO in RTH. “The Diablos are proving to be a multi-purpose fixture for us.”

Spencer Lavoie Lights Dreams at Springfield Magnet School with Chauvet Professional

10/02/2020 - Project News

USA – Aedificatum Ut Lux Splendesceret, the words are Latin for “Erected That Light Might Become Brighter.” Chiselled on the central frieze over the entrance to the stately neoclassical structure on Springfield’s State Street, they glistened on the morning of 15 February, 1926 when the building was dedicated as one of New England’s largest Masonic Temples.

Active Audio Launches NEW Ray-On PoE Powered Column Loudspeaker at ISE

10/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – While braving the cold of the ISE exhibition in Amsterdam, Netherlands be certain you stop by to see ACTIVE-AUDIO L’acoustique active as they announce the launch of their new RAY-ON PoE powered loudspeaker column arrays.

Optical Audio Productions tours DiGiCo SD12 with The Choir of Man

10/02/2020 - Production News

Worldwide – Fresh from the stages of their world tour, including the pre-eminent Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The Choir of Man is a feel-good Musical currently on extended tour around Australia. A stage show from the creative minds of Nic Doodson and Andrew Kay, the show combines nine performers and occasional live instruments, along with a technical back-end up to the task of delivering quality audio worthy of international theatre.

Stellar Sound Performance by L-Acoustics During 32 Days of ‘Fiestas de Octubre’

10/02/2020 - Production News

Mexico – Arguably one of the most anticipated festivals in Mexico, Fiestas de Octubre, is a cultural and recreational celebration held in October in the state of Jalisco with its headquarters in the capital, Guadalajara. Bringing together more than one million people, the 32-day festival is filled with a bountiful display of popular culture and fine arts, mariachi music, and a spectacular spread of traditional food, Mexican beer and wine. This year, the explosive energy of the festival was matched by the exceptional sound quality of an L-Acoustics K2 loudspeaker system.

Elation lighting at Nationale Opera & Ballet, The Netherlands

10/02/2020 - Project News

The Netherlands – The Nationale Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam is the leading Dutch organisation for opera and ballet and is regarded as one of the top five of its kind in the world. The theatre recently upgraded its lighting system, acquiring Elation Professional Seven Batten LED linear lights, which join a state-of-the-art rig that also includes Elation SixBar 1000 linear battens.

Audiologic Mixes with DiGiCo in New Distribution Agreement

10/02/2020 - Business News

UK – Audiologic, the award-winning provider of professional audio solutions, has announced that it has signed a new distribution agreement with leading console manufacturer DiGiCo, to promote and distribute its acclaimed S-Series and 4REA4 digital mixers to the corporate pro-AV market in the UK.

DiGiCo launches A164D Wall LCD and A168D Stage for 4REA4 at ISE 2020

10/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – DiGiCo has announced two new I/O Racks, the A164D Wall LCD and A168D Stage, for its acclaimed 4REA4 processing engine for networked audio in installations, at this year’s ISE show in Amsterdam. Both Racks bring all the connectivity of the original A164 Wall LCD and A168 Stage, but with the additional advantage of Dante connectivity.

ETC becomes a SixEye Connected manufacturer

10/02/2020 - Business News

SixEye has announced that ETC, one of the world’s leading events lighting technology manufacturers, has become a SixEye Connected manufacturer, with its Mosaic range of architectural lighting controllers the first in the company’s product portfolio to benefit from SixEye’s unified remote management platform.

ISE 2020: Adamson Showcases IS-Series and Partners on Unique Immersive Audio Experience

07/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – Adamson Systems Engineering will highlight its premium install-focused IS-Series loudspeakers, including the new IS219 high-powered subwoofer, in Booth 7-C235 at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), running 11-14 February, 2020 at the RAI Amsterdam. Additionally, Adamson has partnered with CAST Software for a series of daily immersive audio demos showcasing its BlackTrax real-time tracking technology and Adamson’s intelligent, Milan-ready CS7p and CS118 loudspeakers.

No Place Like Astera for MisterWives

07/02/2020 - Production News

USA – Hugely anticipated rising-star indie rockers MisterWives just finished a sold-out ‘underplay’ tour in the US promoting their just-dropped EP mini bloom, for which lighting designer Matt Guminski wanted to create something raw, fresh, different and stylish.

Robe for Bet Lessin Theatre

07/02/2020 - Project News

Israel – Robe continues to make an impression on the theatre scene in Israel with the specification and installation of DL7S Profiles and LEDWash 1200 moving lights (54 in total) in the Bet Lessin Theatre, Tel Aviv, the city and Israel’s third-largest theatre venue, just reopened after complete refurbishment, a project ongoing over the last three years.

Alcons Audio Introduces The CRMS-SRHV Surround

07/02/2020 - Equipment News

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

The Tonight Show Tapes in Texas with TurboRay

07/02/2020 - Production News

USA – The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is already enjoying TurboRay fixtures this season in its New York City studio, under lighting director Fred Bock. So when the show trekked to Texas for a taping in Austin, 24 of the special effect LED wash lights were designed into the rig at Bass Concert Hall.

Unusual Rigging reaches new standards with ISO accreditations

07/02/2020 - Business News

UK – Unusual Rigging has achieved a series of compliance standards that will provide its customers with the guarantee that its products and services consistently meet their requirements.

LEA Professional appoints POLAR as distributor for UK and ROI

07/02/2020 - Business News

UK – POLAR, established supplier of key industry brands to the installation, MI and professional audio markets has announced that it has been appointed exclusive distributor in the UK and ROI for new US-based professional amplifier manufacturer LEA. This bold new company has been in existence since January 2019, when a team of industry veterans with more than 200 years combined experience in the sector, steered by founder and CEO Blake Augsburger, set out to imagine a new approach to audio technology. Since its inception, LEA has moved swiftly to become a major industry player, focused on merging IoT (Internet of Things) technology with professional amplification.

Liteup Supplies Light to Björk’s Cornucopia Tour

07/02/2020 - Production News

Europe – Southampton-based lighting rental specialist Liteup supplied lighting, video server and control, plus rigging (136 points including Kinesys automation) for all technical departments for the recent UK and European leg of Björk’s ongoing highly acclaimed Cornucopia tour, for which the dramatic lighting was a co-design by Bruno Poet and Richard White.

Magma Prime – first haze machine from Magmatic atmospheric effects now shipping

07/02/2020 - Equipment News

Magmatic atmospheric effects is offering the first haze machine in its Magma series of dependable haze and fog machines. Now in stock and shipping is the Magma Prime, a durable water-based hazer with advanced technology providing an exceptionally high output, dry haze effect with low fluid consumption.

Power Logistics wins trio of gongs at Festival Supplier Awards 2020

07/02/2020 - Event News

UK – Temporary event power specialist Power Logistics took home three awards from the Festival Supplier Awards 2020 when they were held at London’s Hurlingham Club on 30th January. The company received the awards for ‘Best Power’, ‘Best Festival Technology Supplier’ and ‘Green Supplier’.

Active Audio Leaps into the US Market with Allied ProTech

07/02/2020 - Business News

USA – Active Audio professional loudspeakers has announced the appointment of Allied ProTech as its exclusive distributor for the United States.

A4i.tv Video Release - Witness the LITEC PR60 Revolution

07/02/2020 - Business News

LITEC has just released a new, dynamic video on A4i.tv that shows its PR60 Revolution truss in action. The PR60 is a new, revolutionary pre-rig truss solution that allows for the quick and easy mounting of light fixtures at almost any position along the length of the truss by a single person.

AED group appointed as Master Distributor for NEXT Truss

06/02/2020 - Business News

Europe - NEXT Truss has recently appointed AED group as its European master distributor for its complete product range.

Light Fantastic Production Services revisit Ascot for the celebratory finale to the QIPCO British Champions Day

06/02/2020 - Production News

UK – Marking the finale to the Flat Season, QIPCO British Champions Day is renowned within the horse racing community. Bringing together leading jockeys, horses, trainers and owners from Europe and beyond to compete in six top class races, this prestigious event has become a key fixture in the UK sporting calendar.

Prolyte assigns a new distributor in Switzerland

06/02/2020 - Business News

Switzerland - As of the 1st of February, Prolyte assigned DJP Diffusion as the official Prolyte distributor in Switzerland.

Celebrating success in brighter colours with Brompton Technology HDR

06/02/2020 - Event News

Sweden – Following another prosperous year of business, Creative Technology Sweden, one of the largest audio-visual technology companies in Europe, celebrated its success together with 150 invited guests at its Christmas Expo. Held at the company’s HQ in Kungälv, the annual event spread over two days and saw the company showcasing the latest in technical innovations, including Brompton Technology’s High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology.

EXE Technology Holds its First Ever Training in Germany

06/02/2020 - Standards News

Germany – History was made on 22 and 23 January when The Area Four Industries Direct Germany office organised the first ever EXE Technology training session in Germany. Training was held in Emsdetten and was led by sales and marketing manager Carsten Pfeiffer (Area Four Industries Direct Germany) and EXE Technology automation manager Gianluca Ferrari.

Highlite Open Day January 2020

06/02/2020 - Event News

UK – Highlite UK kicked off the year in style with the first of its Oopen Day Events this decade. The day, held at the Highlite UK Office in Calne, Wiltshire featured display items included Infinity and Phantom moving heads, LED theatre fixtures, the Chimp lighting desk and a demonstration of the Odin line array system. The full Highlite UK Team was on hand to meet and greet, including serving up copious hospitality! The events are hopefully to be programmed throughout the year, the next one is on Tuesday 10th March. Full details are at www.highlite.com

Meet TP's newest project manager, Michael Lindauer

06/02/2020 - People News

USA – Theatre Projects has introduced its newest team member, Michael Lindauer. He’s an industry veteran, having already worked in the theatre consulting, architectural lighting design, and audiovisual consulting industries for over 25 years.

NEXT-proaudio introduces new N-RAK

06/02/2020 - Equipment News

NEXT-proaudio has developed on the past unified rack solution N-RAK, designed for optimum performance flexibility and setup simplicity. The new rack was configured to interface seamlessly allowing multiple configurations for the entire NEXT-proaudio’s product range. Consisting in a family of two new different models, N-RAK 6 and N-RAK12, all the new N-Raks are equipped with Powersoft T604, featuring Dante audio networking functionality.

Yamaha Brings Cool Surround Sound to Ice Camp 2020

06/02/2020 - Production News

Austria – Between January and April every year, the Kitzsteinhorn ski resort in the Austrian Alps creates Ice Camp, which celebrates the life cycle of nature by transforming the winter’s snowfall into an art and entertainment installation before it melts again in the spring. Ice Camp 2020 features a unique sound installation, aided by high quality Yamaha systems.

Iconic Finnish engineer Mikko Engberg chooses DiGiCo SD12 for Eppu Normaali

05/02/2020 - Production News

Finland – Formed in 1976 and with almost two million records sold to date, Eppu Normaali – named after the character Abby Normal in Mel Brooks Young Frankenstein – is Finland’s best-selling band. To accommodate the needs of this powerhouse of Finnish rock, Front of House engineer Mikko Engberg chose a DiGiCo SD12. Purchased through Audico Systems OY, DiGiCo’s Finnish distributor, Engberg declares that the console’s substantial ‘torque’ is more than enough to handle the band's full effect processing, negating the need for external FX.

L-Acoustics Creations at ISE 2020 – Hall 7 Stand X200

05/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – L-Acoustics Creations, a division of L-Acoustics, will reveal an extraordinary sound space solution for luxury residential and architectural installations at ISE2020: Island Prestige. This elegant, completely self-contained, personal auditorium offers home integrators the chance to take an exciting, high-performance and versatile approach to media room design that can deliver the ultimate audio experience.

Creative Technology Win Best Screen Supplier at the Festival Supplier Awards 2020

05/02/2020 - Event News

UK – Creative Technology took home the award for Best Screen Supplier for the impressive LED screens installed at Reading and Leeds Festival 2019 at the Festival Supplier Awards 2020.

Chroma-Q Space Force is in Tune with Lighting Needs of American TV Shows

05/02/2020 - Production News

USA – Cinematographer, Donald A. Morgan utilised Chroma-Q Space Force LED fixtures to provide tunable soft lighting for filming the latest seasons of Netflix television show, The Ranch, for which he won a Primetime Creative Arts Emmy for ‘Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series’, and ABC series, The Conners.

Backstage Academy Welcomes STS Touring as Official Industry Partner

05/02/2020 - Business News

UK – After enjoying an informal relationship with Backstage Academy stretching back many years, Manchester-based STS Touring Productions has now put the relationship on a formal basis.

Atlona to Debut New Omega Series Matrix Switcher for Wired and Wireless Sources at ISE 2020

04/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – Atlona is once again simplifying BYOD collaboration in AV environments with the introduction of the AT-OME-MS52W 5x2 matrix switcher. Combining flexible wired and wireless AV input support with USB extension and user convenience features such as automatic input selection and display control, the newest Omega Series innovation provides a universal connectivity and switching solution that is ideal for applications from multi-participant presentations to video conferencing. Atlona will take the wraps off the new switcher in stand 5-T50 at next week’s ISE 2020 exhibition in Amsterdam.

Sennheiser shows TeamConnect Ceiling 2 at 2020 Microsoft Ignite Tour London Conference

04/02/2020 - Event News

UK – Audio specialist Sennheiser showcased its TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone at the Microsoft Ignite The Tour London conference, which took place at the ExCel London on 16 and 17 January. TeamConnect Ceiling 2 is certified by Microsoft as a solution for Microsoft Teams Rooms complete with a Microsoft-certified DSP.

Elliott Mountford goes crazy with Charli XCX and GLP

04/02/2020 - Production News

Worldwide – At the age of 16, Elliott Mountford set up his Ti22 lighting design company with a view to providing lighting and video integration on live shows. Little more than a few months later he was handling his first arena show at Wembley.

Philippines 2019 30th South East Asian Games Opening Ceremony Features Claypaky Lighting Fixtures

04/02/2020 - Production News

Philippines – A large complement of Claypaky lighting fixtures was utilised by Stage Craft International, Inc. in metro Manila for the opening ceremony of the 2019 SEA Games at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan, The Philippines.

The Audio Visual Co increases investment in L-Acoustics

04/02/2020 - Production News

Australia – Based in new premises in Moorebank, near Sydney, The Audio Visual Co has recently invested in L-Acoustics A Series, which offers the renowned L-Acoustics rider-friendliness and sonic signature in a flexible system that is rapid and easy to deploy.

Bandit Illuminates Surfaces North American Tour

04/02/2020 - Production News

USA – Bandit Lites provided a lighting package for Texas based indie-rock duo surfaces most recent tour. Comprising Forrest Frank and Colin Padalecki, surfaces released their first full-length album, surf, in 2017 followed by their 2019 summer soundtrack, where the light is. With Spotify reporting more than 82 million streams last year, surfaces announced their third album will launch in February 2020.

Renkus-Heinz Positions the Integrator for Performance at ISE 2020

04/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – Renkus-Heinz, manufacturer of premium professional loudspeakers, is bringing solutions to ISE 2020 that democratise the premium quality audio offered by beam steering technology, effectively positioning more integrators and end users for performance in their businesses. Through key offerings in the Renkus-Heinz line, which will be on display at stand 7-S224, steerable solutions are now feasible integration options in more locations and more types of facilities.

ROE Visual Takes Responsibility at ISE 2020

04/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – Showing its responsibility and care towards its clients in response to the current Coronavirus outbreak in China, ROE Visual has decided to take only the international teams to the ISE exhibition in Amsterdam and leave the team located at its headquarters in Shenzhen at home.

CUK Audio to distribute Aurora Multimedia in the UK and Ireland

04/02/2020 - Business News

UK – Aurora Multimedia, the New Jersey, USA based manufacturer best known for its AV over IP solutions has appointed CUK Audio as their exclusive distributor for the UK and Ireland.

TiMax sets new standard in spatial audio at ISE2020

04/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – UK immersive audio and showcontrol specialist Out Board will demonstrate further workflow enhancements to the TiMax SoundHub software, along with the groundbreaking new TiMax TrackerD4 Precision Stagetracking system for real-time automated spatial mixing control and effects animation. TrackerD4 talks OSC, PoziStageNet, BlackTrax and other audio, lighting and multimedia control protocols to deliver cost-effective performer tracking over a wide range of applications.

Ralf Oehl appointed CEO of Georg Neumann GmbH

04/02/2020 - People News

Germany – Ralf Oehl has been appointed as CEO of studio specialist Georg Neumann GmbH. In his new position, Ralf will continue to build the business and brand, further developing the overall strategic direction of Georg Neumann GmbH, a Sennheiser Group company. He will report to Peter Claussen, COO of the Sennheiser Group.

Prolyte and Stage Electrics

04/02/2020 - Business News

UK - Prolyte is getting back on track, with new management and new owners the company is poised to continue its success as the world’s leading manufacturer of trussing and staging, supplying high-quality product to the entertainment industry.

Dawid Somló Promoted to Sales Distribution Manager at Optocore and Broaman

04/02/2020 - People News

Germany – Munich-based fibre network specialists, Optocore and BroaMan have announced the promotion of Dawid Somló to sales distribution manager for both brands.

ACME to showcase 'breakthrough' LED range at ISE

04/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – The latest world-class fixtures from Chinese professional stage lighting manufacturer ACME Lighting are being showcased at ISE 2020 on booth 5-S140 (11-14 February, RAI, Amsterdam).

Voice-Acoustic sound reinforcement system installed in the German City Theatre Sulingen

04/02/2020 - Project News

Germany – The municipal theatre of Sulingen (Germany) was opened in 1993. The building is connected to the grammar school in Sulingen. The light-coloured wood and bright bricks in the theatre hall create a very special atmosphere when lit, which captures the stage and the entire audience and enables an impressive theatre experience. Due to the slight rise and the small elevations, one always has an excellent view in the theatre with its 446 seats.

Martin Audio Announce Five New Ceiling Loudspeakers for ADORN Commercial Series

04/02/2020 - Equipment News

Martin Audio’s busy start to the year sees no sign of slowing down with the announcement of a further five new products targeting commercial installation sector with in-ceiling and pendant loudspeakers joining the ADORN series.

LIT Students Record Comic Podcast with New Audient ASP4816

03/02/2020 - Project News

Ireland – An Audient ASP4816 mixing console was installed at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) at the beginning of the year. The desk was launched straight into action within days of its arrival, recording award-winning Irish actor, comedian, writer and entertainer, Pat Shortt’s podcast released on 4th February. “Our students are providing recording, Foley and mixing for the podcast’s six episodes,” explains technical officer for creative technologies, Art O’Laoire.

Navori Labs Brings New QL Digital Signage Software

03/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – Navori Labs will emphasize workforce efficiency and the customer experience at ISE 2020 (11-14, February Amsterdam RAI) with the debut of several new QL digital signage innovations. The applications address emerging needs that make digital signage more effective for the organisation and the audience, and leverage the power and flexibility of Navori’s QL software at the core. Navori exhibits at Stand 8-E212.

Green Hippo on the Ball at Soccer AM

03/02/2020 - Production News

UK – Lighting director Malcolm Reed used Green Hippo’s Hippotizer media server technology to manage the visuals for Coventry-born rapper Jay1’s performance on the UK’s popular football show, Soccer AM. Filmed at London’s Sky Sports Studios, the 90-minute show, which airs on Saturday mornings, includes a section where music artists from across the country are invited to perform their latest songs in front of a live studio audience.

Kinesys USA Moves to Lititz

03/02/2020 - Business News

USA – In 2019 Kinesys joined the TAIT group of companies ushering in a new era of global entertainment automation. As part of the process, Kinesys have relocated its US sales office, warehouse and training facility from Lithia Springs, GA to take advantage of the world leading resources of TAIT’s HQ in Lititz, PA.

More Audio Innovations From Outline at ISE 2020

03/02/2020 - Event News

The Netherlands – The 2020 edition of the world’s largest AV and systems integration show, Integrated Systems Europe, takes place at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam on 11th-14th February and Outline are taking the opportunity to launch two more ground-breaking products there.

AHH Rock Up the Classics

03/02/2020 - Production News

Colombia – Brothers Nelson and Humberto Hernandez founded their production company, AHH in Bogota, with one primary line of business in mind: production services and lighting design, with a small rental operation on the side for generic lights and more rare and unusual items of equipment.

Ayrton Diablo wins ESTA Members Choice Award 2020

03/02/2020 - Event News

USA – Ayrton has announced that its ultra-compact Diablo LED profile fixture has been awarded the ESTA Members Choice Award 2020 in the Equipment Category at this year’s NAMM show in Anaheim, USA.

Schallmeister Balances Looks at Motorworld with Chauvet Professional

03/02/2020 - Production News

Germany – In 1871, a mine was dug in the gently rolling countryside between Essen and Dortmund in the Ruhr region. Over time, the Ewald Colliery grew to become one of the most productive and deepest mines in Europe. Employing up to 4,000 miners, it produced tons of coal to power Germany’s burgeoning industries, including its pioneering automobile factories.

Mobiltechlifts’ T-Bar sets your lighting free!

03/02/2020 - Equipment News

Enjoy complete lighting freedom with the T-Bar attachment from Mobiltechlifts. The T-Bar allows the lifting of light fixtures up to 6.5m (21.33 feet) with a Mobiltechlifts ML2 lift, thereby releasing the limitations imposed by support structures as a lighting fixture hanging point.