News Archive for May 2020

Robe for Melodifestivalen 2020

29/05/2020 - Production News

Sweden – For the first time in its 64-year history the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), due to be staged in May in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Subsequently, all 41 qualifying countries have been invited back – same time and place – in 2021 with the same artists who will be singing different songs.

punQtum Announces Webinar Series

29/05/2020 - Standards News

punQtum B.V., specialist providers of digital communication tools for the live event and professional audio industry, has announced a series of webinars in order to communicate more effectively with potential customers as face-to-face contact continues to remain restricted for the immediate future. Starting with an introductory session on 3rd June at 11:00 CEST, followed by a session on 8th June at 11:00 CEST that explains the punQtum Expert concept and how to become one, the full schedule plus registration details can be found on the punQtum website.

TMB’s Solaris Flare IP Illuminates Landmark Vulcan Statue in Alabama

29/05/2020 - Project News

USA – The largest cast iron statue in the world shines brightly over Birmingham, Alabama, thanks to lighting design by Schuler Shook and lighting design revisions, control system design, and programming by Marc Brickman and Tactical Manoeuvre, Inc. It’s been said that the essence of every picture is the frame. Likewise, the essence of the 56-foot Vulcan statue overlooking the city is the 124-foot pedestal on which it stands, highlighted and enhanced with 14 Solaris Flare IP HR dual-head outdoor fixtures.

Remote Proctoring Option Now Available for all Four ETCP Examinations

29/05/2020 - Standards News

USA – Owing to the health concerns raised by the COVID-19 global pandemic, the ETCP Council has approved the implementation of remote testing with an online proctor. This new delivery option provides test-takers flexibility and convenience at a time when public health is of the utmost importance. ETCP has worked with PSI to be able to offer innovative test-taking procedures to ensure continuity in its highly regarded certification programme. The Council is excited to announce that this new convenient option will now become a permanent testing solution for those who are on the road, live far from a testing centre, or candidates whose work schedules prevent them from taking time off to test.

LIT Live is Back with Chauvet Professional

29/05/2020 - Production News

USA – Andy Chaves, lead singer for Katastro, broke into a breezy, flowing monologue at the start of the band’s Wednesday 13 May show. It’s an engaging style he developed over the course of the funk/rock fusion group’s relentless touring schedule, an itinerary that has seen them play with the likes of Pepper and The Expendables.

013 Poppodium Upgrades Venue-Wide Adamson Systems

29/05/2020 - Project News

The Netherlans – 013 is one of the largest and most frequented pop music venues in the southern Netherlands, hosting a slew of international touring acts and popular festivals every year. Now, thanks to its newly-expanded, venue-wide live audio systems from Adamson Systems Engineering, it’s also one of the best-sounding.

PR Lighting Out in Force for Ghana’s Covid-19 Heroes Concert

29/05/2020 - Production News

Ghana – Ghana recently staged its own ‘behind closed doors’ Ghana Covid-19 Heroes Concert in order to raise funds for both UNHCR, to help protect refugees from the pandemic, and the National Covid-19 Trust Fund. It was also to say a very big thank you to all the Covid-19 frontline workers who have risked their lives in saving others.

Artistic Licence appoints Controllux as distributor in The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg

29/05/2020 - Business News

Benelux – Having enjoyed a friendly business relationship for years, Artistic Licence and Controllux have announced a formal distribution agreement for The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Astera For Floating Lotus Yoga Streaming

28/05/2020 - Production News

Australia – Nalini Tebbey owns and runs Floating Lotus, a thriving yoga studio based in Helensvale, Gold Coast, offering a busy weekly schedule of 36 yoga, Pilates and meditation classes.

High Frequency Productions Goes Rogue for Wub Life Livestreams

28/05/2020 - Production News

USA – Watching the 4th May Wub Step Livestream and sharing the link on social media, one DJ felt compelled to advise his virtual friends: “This is real! No green screen.” The caveat was understandable. Witnessing the volcanic eruption of light and video that swept through the three-hour show, it was difficult to believe that this eye-popping display could be coming from an improvised livestream studio in a lighting warehouse.

Materie Event Production Creates Drive-In Experience with Chauvet Professional

28/05/2020 - Production News

Germany – Last year, music resonated throughout the beautiful Festwiese Apolda. Stars from Germany and around the world journeyed to this central German setting to perform. Of course, these joyful sounds went silent following the COVID-19 lockdown.

Knight of Illumination Awards 2020 Cancelled in UK and USA

28/05/2020 - Event News

UK/USA – The organisers of the 2020 Knight of Illumination (KOI) Awards in both the UK and the USA have announced the cancellation of both events due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the entertainment industry.

LPD and Elation support tradition of excellence at Irkutsk Academic Drama Theatre

28/05/2020 - Project News

Russia – Russia's rich cultural tradition extends far outside of Moscow and St. Petersburg and across this immense country. Despite its relative solitude in Russia’s vast Siberian region, the city of Irkutsk is a thriving seat of culture that embodies all the best of Russia’s storied theatre tradition.

Martin Audio signs up for InfoComm Virtual Show

28/05/2020 - Event News

Martin Audio is embracing the new digital first world during these challenging times by following up on its own virtual trade show with now participating in the InfoComm Connected 2020 Virtual Experience taking place in June.

GLP Lights Up “The Masked Singer

27/05/2020 - Production News

Germany – In March and April 2020, German TV network ProSieben broadcast the second season of the TV show "The Masked Singer" (TMS), in which celebrities compete against one another with vocal performances, clad in imaginative full-body costumes. Whoever receives the fewest votes per show must remove the mask and disclose their identity. In the meantime, the jurors, Ruth Moschner and Rea Garvey, along with a guest judge each week, speculate over the course of six live shows as to the identity of who might be hiding behind the masks.

sunDial quad optimised for ETC Source Four Mini LED

27/05/2020 - Equipment News

The Source Four Mini LED from ETC is a miniature version of its classic stage spot. It uses a 12W LED and some clever optics to provide impressive projection, aimed at the museum, retail and restaurant markets.

MHB Creates Digital Audience Platform with ROE Visual Diamond Screen

27/05/2020 - Production News

The Netherlands – Dutch rental company MHB has developed a digital audience platform for MediaLane, based on a curved LED display consisting of ROE Visual Diamond LED panels.
How do you make a satirical Saturday night show during an intelligent lockdown? A quiz with 100 people in the audience? Impossible. A musical ensemble? Unthinkable. With the help of the facilities provided by rental company MHB, broadcast station BNNVARA was able to pull it off and to continue the popular television programme “Even Tot Hier” in a corona-proof adaptation.

Claypaky Scenius Unicos Light Up Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne

27/05/2020 - Production News

Australia – Normally Mother’s Day in Australia means spending time with mum and the family, but the strict government restrictions in place as a result of COVID-19 meant the closest families could get this year was a FaceTime call. Despite the restrictions that were in place, the team at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne wanted to make this year’s Mother’s Day special and called on Australia’s premier lighting specialist Resolution X for help.

punQtum Joins Ravenna Partnership

27/05/2020 - Business News

The Netherlands – punQtum B.V., specialist providers of digital communication tools for the live event and professional audio industry, has today become the latest company to form part of the RAVENNA community. The move underlines punQtum’s commitment to supporting open technology standards and embracing the ongoing transition to digital IP solutions in pro audio applications.

Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus Expands Optocore/Broaman Network

26/05/2020 - Project News

Germany – The Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus theatre has extended its long relationship with Optocore, in order to keep pace with evolving technology. In the case of such a formidable, multi-space complex as this, an agile digital infrastructure, with multiple routing options and interconnectivity, is essential. To maintain this, the theatre has upgraded the original Optocore analogue network, installed in 2011, to an advanced and future-proof system.

Highlite International presents the DAP Edge wireless microphones

26/05/2020 - Equipment News

As part of “The Power of Entertainment” campaign, Highlite International BV launches a new addition to the DAP family: the Edge wireless microphones.

Obsidian Control Systems introduces NX SYNC

26/05/2020 - Equipment News

Obsidian Control Systems continues to expand its line of professional solutions with the launch of the NX SYNC, a powerful plug-and-play USB SMPTE timecode device.

ELM goes 3D

26/05/2020 - Equipment News

ENTTEC has announced the latest release of its award-winning pixel mapping software ELM.

ALD launches its ALD Awards for Excellence 2020

26/05/2020 - Event News

UK – The ALD has announced that its ALD Awards for Excellence 2020 are open for submissions. Aimed at all students and recent graduates studying in the UK, the ALD Awards for Excellence offers the perfect opportunity for the ambitious to raise their profile in 2020.

Strikken Helps deliver Covid-19 Tests and Lights the Sky in Estonia

26/05/2020 - Production News

Estonia – Tallinn-based technical production and rental company, Strikken, has been doing its bit to support the nation’s fight against coronavirus by voluntarily assisting the Synlab Eesti OU laboratory in collecting and transporting Covid-19 test samples gathered from all around the country.

ASG Creates Soaring Tribute to Heroes with Chauvet Professional

26/05/2020 - Production News

UK – Sitting serenely atop a hill 1,000 feet above the fertile floor of the Dee Valley, the haunting beauty of Dinas Brân exerts a powerful pull over the hearts of townspeople below. For nine centuries, the medieval castle built by a prince of Powys Fadog, has inspired myths, songs, and love stories that have echoed through the rolling Welsh countryside from generation to generation.

Martin Audio WPM Successfully Deployed at Minnesota’s Celebration Church

26/05/2020 - Project News

USA – DP Design of Milwaukee recently designed a sound system based on a Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Mini (WPM) line array system for the Celebration Church in Lakeville, MN.

With Outline, Pastor's Message is Finally Heard at Korea’s largest Evangelical Holiness Church

26/05/2020 - Project News

South Korea – Jeonju-Paul Church is the largest Evangelical Holiness Church in South Korea, with 1,500 seats and 15,000 members. Simultaneously with the new pastor's inauguration service, the main loudspeaker system was completely replaced.

KINGSIZE. Events and Chauvet Professional Light LUKINS’ Save Your Culture Livestream

26/05/2020 - Production News

Germany – Tearing away the veil of silence to set communication free is nothing new in this picturesque valley town located a short drive from Berlin. It was here in January 1923, that the world’s first radio concert was broadcast from an experimental tower near the city centre.

Lighting design group Lightswitch joins Elation on May 27th Elation Hour

26/05/2020 - Standards News

Join Elation national sales manager John Dunn and global product manager Matthias Hinrichs on the 27 May Elation Hour as they discuss trade show, corporate and special event design with John Featherstone, Chris Medvitz and Ignacio Rosenberg of lighting design group LightSwitch.

Eight Yamaha STAGEPAS 1K Systems Used to Showcase Immersive Live Sound

22/05/2020 - Production News

Switzerland – As an audio professional with experience stretching from the Paleo festival in the 1970s, through to working with many of the world’s highest profile artists, to his current role of designing high end audio installations for events and venues, Pierre-André Aebischer knows a thing or two about sound. This experience is why he chose Yamaha’s STAGEPAS 1K all-in-one portable PA systems to demonstrate the advantages of multi-channel, immersive live audio.

Peachy Productions Delivers Food and Lighting Art

22/05/2020 - Production News

UK – Philip French of technical production company, Peachy Productions, has just relocated to Wiltshire after being based in the Surrey city of Guildford for eight years. However, during the coronavirus crisis he is making the journey back twice a week to volunteer for the Surrey Drive Campaign.

TMB Adapting and Innovating for the Future

22/05/2020 - Project News

USA – Rock & Roll technology in airports, hotels and town squares? Architectural specifiers, and installers everywhere are discovering the advantages of products derived from TMB’s world famous road-proven technology, renowned for unsurpassed durability and integrity. Apart, perhaps, from aircraft carriers, concert touring is the most technically challenging, and also harshest environment, demanding flawless performance night after night, mile after mile. Furthermore, touring technology has a long history of being the vanguard for design innovations in other industries.

Martin Dudley and Chris Davey Get Versatile for MiQ Ignite with ChamSys

22/05/2020 - Production News

Vietnam – Lighting, like music, is a universal language. That’s one reason why MiQ, a New York-based global market research firm, retained designers Martin Dudley and Chris Davey through UK-based event technology specialists Great Expectations, to provide professional lighting design services for a series of events the company was holding around the world for local clients and other interested parties.

Solid State Logic Network I/O for System T broadcast platform successfully participates in ST 2110 JT-NM testing

22/05/2020 - Business News

UK – Solid State Logic (SSL) successfully participated in the Spring 2020 JT-NM Tested programme, with the HC Bridge SRC and other devices from the SSL Network I/O range included in the JT-NM Self-Tested catalogue for ST 2110. With the unforeseen cancellation of the face-to-face event, the JT-NM move forward with the self-tested element placing greater emphasis on the extremely valuable testing tools. JT-NM’s efforts, backed by AMWA, EBU, SMPTE and VSF, are significant for the industry. Media stream and security testing tools are vital for broadcasters to move forward with IP based media production infrastructure.

ROE Visual Europe Opens New Showroom

22/05/2020 - Business News

The Netherlands – A wide range of LED panels can now be viewed and tested in ROE Visual’s new and impressive showroom. ROE Visual Europe has recently finalised a complete refurbishment of its showroom in Leek, the Netherlands, showcasing its LED products in an intimate setting.

Unusual talks mental health in a COVID-adapted world

22/05/2020 - Business News

UK - In Mental Health Awareness Week, Unusual Rigging is urging its industry counterparts to consider what mental health in the workplace will look like in a COVID- adapted world. As the entertainment industry has been knocked sideways by the global crisis, Tom Harper, managing director at Unusual Rigging believes the time is right to tackle the growing problem of work-related mental health problems head on and to nip it in the bud rather than simply putting a sticky plaster on it.

Creative Conversations: Wee Cheng Low

22/05/2020 - People News

Singapore – Singapore’s Bicentennial Experience could hardly have been more successful. Conceived to illustrate milestones in the island’s history, it employed a rich mix of immersive audio-visual solutions, from the large-scale to the intimate. Originally aiming for 300,000 visitors, by the time of its close at the end of 2019, its remarkable creative storytelling had attracted an incredible 760,000.

Astera goes Beyond The Road at the Saatchi Gallery

21/05/2020 - Production News

UK - Last year, Astera Titan Tubes were at the heart of a lighting scheme designed by Ben Donoghue, now of Flare Lighting, for Beyond the Road: an immersive exhibition at London’s world-famous Saatchi Gallery.

Bandit Lites Sales Team Illuminates Brown County Music Center

21/05/2020 - Project News

USA – The city of Nashville was already well known as a centre for artists and artisans, but due to a 2009 fire that robbed the community of its music centre (known affectionately as the “Little Opry,”) county officials sought to build a venue that would draw top touring artists. In an effort to craft a lighting system that would match the talent they sought, Brown County commissioned the global leader in concert lighting, Bandit Lites, trusting the sales and integration team to make the space usable for touring acts. From rigging to backstage layout and ultimately the lighting controls, Bandit’s team elevated the lighting to match the vision of the centre.

Image Production Services Creates Virtual Graduation Tribute with Chauvet Professional

21/05/2020 - Production News

USA – Nipmuc Regional High School is a little over six miles from the Imperial Cars automotive mall. Lately, a lot of seniors from the 654-student enrolment school have been making that drive to the dealership. They aren’t necessarily looking to buy a new car; they’re coming to see a special graduation tribute that the popular dealer has sponsored for them.

Yamaha Launches RIVAGE PM5 and RIVAGE PM3 Digital Mixing Systems

21/05/2020 - Equipment News

Yamaha has launched exciting new additions to its range of professional audio products, the RIVAGE PM5 and RIVAGE PM3 digital mixing systems. The launch of two new control surfaces and two new DSP engines gives sound engineers greater choice and flexibility to deliver optimum sound in a much wider range of applications, democratising high end audio as never before.

Obsidian Control Systems presents ONYX at Your Service webinar, 28 May

21/05/2020 - Standards News

Obsidian Control Systems is presenting an ONYX at Your Service webinar on 28 May at 10am PST focused on lighting control and programming for houses of worship. ONYX is Obsidian’s powerful and scalable lighting control platform that is a popular choice for many houses of worship around the world. It is affordable at any budget and easy to learn for volunteers while having the feature set and power to drive large gatherings.

Six ‘Theatres at Risk’ get a helping hand from Theatres Trust

21/05/2020 - Business News

UK – Theatres Trust, the national advisory body for theatre, has announced the six theatres that will receive support through the second year of its Theatres at Risk Capacity Building Programme:

SugarHill Studios Embraces the Workflow Benefits of the GenesysControl Plug-in

20/05/2020 - Project News

USA – SugarHill Recording Studios, one of America’s best-known music recording facilities, has upgraded its Neve Genesys Black console by installing the GenesysControl plug-in.

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

20/05/2020 - Production News

Middle East – Creative Technology (CT) completed the first-ever virtual graduation ceremony in the Middle East for a Qatar based University. Supplying a full virtual solution, content creation and communication system, which was controlled from CT's Middle East headquarters in Dubai. The ceremony allowed 38 graduates who were located across four countries to come together and celebrate their achievements. The graduation was streamed by over 1,500 people from 35 different countries.

Introducing LUMICORE

20/05/2020 - Equipment News

Luminex Network Intelligence introduces LUMICORE, the newest addition to the LUMINODE family. Designed to allow simple, flexible control of network Lighting data from multiple sources LUMICORE routes, merges, converts, restricts and allows multiple streams of ArtNet and sACN data from multiple sources to be managed in a clear intuitive way.

Foundation de ma Vie and LSM Ambiocréateurs Honour Québécoise Heroes with Help from Chauvet

20/05/2020 - Production News

Canada – Every day when health care professionals enter Chicoutimi Hospital, they get ready to face the grim realities involved in caring for patients afflicted with COVID-19. Now, they are also greeted with a rainbow of colours intended as an expression of gratitude from the Fondation de ma Vie (Foundation of my Life) and LSM Ambiocréateurs.

Lightpower Collection presents exclusive selection of unseen Neal Preston pictures and announces co-operation with EMP

20/05/2020 - Business News

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to hit the live music and event industry particularly hard with no end in sight, it is in times like these that it’s imperative we all stick together and each do our part.

Ayrton Khamsin-S is a Revelation for Mika

20/05/2020 - Production News

UK - The charismatic singer/song writer Mika’s Revelation tour in support of his fifth studio album, My Name is Michael Holbrook, may have been postponed midway through due to the current coronavirus crisis, but it wowed audiences from autumn through to this spring. Lighting designer for the tour was Vince Foster who, with an impressive CV which spans well over 30 years, requires little introduction.

The Power of Entertainment delivers the Showtec Performers

19/05/2020 - Equipment News

The Netherlands – “The Power Of Entertainment”, Highlite International’s latest campaign, is well on its way. The campaign contains several product introductions and continues with the presentation of the latest additions to the well-known Performer-series.

Danish ‘Melodi Grand Prix’ Dazzles with Hippotizer Karst+

19/05/2020 - Production News

Denmark – Denmark’s annual music competition to find its Eurovision entry reached its big finale in March at Copenhagen’s 16,000-capacity Royal Arena. Known as the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, hopefuls battled it out against a striking stage design made up of 450sq.m of LED screen, shaped into ever-expanding triangular shapes. These were fed perfectly mapped visuals by a chorus of Green Hippo Hippotizer Karst+ media servers.

TiMax and dcontrol collaboration by FACE Projects for historic immersive club in Brussels

19/05/2020 - Project News

Belgium – In the heart of Brussels, an award-winning and leading-edge, AV solution combining TiMax SoundHub and control, realised from concept by Belgium’s premier design and installation integrator, FACE Projects, creates a vintage atmosphere and jazzy vibe to private members' bar, Impérial. The immersive environment draws guests into the charm of the bar which oozes with the underground cool of a turn of the last century speakeasy.

Robe for Lux Partum Art Installation

19/05/2020 - Production News

Germany – ‘Lux Partum’ – ‘emission of light’ in Latin – was a beautifully sculpted interactive lighting installation and live stream staged at the Motorwerk event space in Berlin, created by lighting and show designer Chris Moylan and his team.

Creative BackStage Sets Stage for Drive-In Comedy with Chauvet Professional

19/05/2020 - Production News

USA – With his boyish charm and impish smile, Michael Longfellow bears a passing resemblance to a young Michael J. Fox. That’s kind of fitting, since the comedian from NBC TV’s Bring The Funny had his own “Back To The Future” moment on the night of Wednesday 13 May 13 when he headlined a Drive-In Show.

Attend Rosco's live webinar about coloured light on set

19/05/2020 - Standards News

You are invited to a virtual round-table discussion about the use of gels and coloured LED lighting on set. Moderated by Rosco’s Nils de Montgrand and Nicolas Goerg, a panel of three notable film-makers will discuss how they navigate their way through the choices they’ve got in the marketplace and describe the different techniques they’ve used in their projects.

POLAR Appointed UK Distributors for T1V

19/05/2020 - Business News

UK – POLAR, established supplier of key industry brands to the installation, MI and professional audio markets has announced the addition of T1V to its portfolio. Based in the USA, T1V is a visual collaboration company specialising in multi-touch, multi-user software for the enterprise and education markets. With a stated mission to remove barriers to collaboration, T1V has developed its business over the past decade to become a leading innovator in large-scale interactive software technology, with seven issued patents for collaboration and active learning software.

Point Source Audio Reinvents Intercom Headsets for More Hygiene and Accessibility to Custom In-Ear Monitors

19/05/2020 - Equipment News

Point Source Audio’s patented CM-i family of lightweight in-ear intercom headsets has received a design upgrade. The new design, brought to market earlier than initially planned in light of the current health crisis, adds factors such as detachable earbuds for improved hygiene and accessibility to customise with a user’s custom in-ear monitors more easily.

Shure UK Pro Audio: Responding to the Global Pandemic to Support the Industry

19/05/2020 - Business News

UK – Shure UK’s Pro Audio team has been striving to maintain business continuity and increase industry support amid the coronavirus crisis whilst protecting the health and safety of all their associates. The company has been responding and adapting to help support its industry, freelancers and fans.

Paul Restaurants in Baku Has Second Helping of Martin Audio CDD

19/05/2020 - Project News

Azerbaijan – When Paul Azerbaijan embarked on their latest restaurant projects in the Azerbaijan capital they again approached PROAV, the Martin Audio distributors for their audio requirements.

Alabama’s new Mars Music Hall a hit with Elation lighting

18/05/2020 - Project News

USA – Mars Music Hall in Huntsville is changing the landscape of the music scene in northern Alabama. The latest success in an ongoing expansion project at the multi-purpose Von Braun Center, Mars Music Hall proudly debuted its Elation Professional lighting rig in early January, a welcome occasion that set an upbeat tone for the next eight weeks of shows before the venue went into COVID-19 hibernation.

Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre Chooses Zero 88 FLX

18/05/2020 - Project News

UK – The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre (TMAC) is a lively and unique multi-purpose performance space located in Taunton, Somerset, and dedicated to staging an array of shows, events and activities for the whole community embracing music, dance, drama, comedy, spoken word and other genres.

United We Stream Draws Energy from Chauvet Professional Fixtures

18/05/2020 - Production News

Germany – Club Culture continues to thrive in Germany even amidst the COVID-19 lockdown. The country’s world-famous night spots may be closed to the public, but they are still reaching out to clubbers thanks to United We Stream.

Arthur takes the throne!

18/05/2020 - Equipment News

Robert Juliat has announced the launch of Arthur, its new 800W LED Long Throw followspot capable of matching the lumen output of a 2500W HMI RJ Aramis followspot and delivering up to 29,000 lumens. This eagerly-anticipated move marks the arrival of the LED followspot the industry has been waiting for – one that opens up the use of LED followspots into large venues such as opera houses, musical theatre and live music venues, concert and touring venues, both indoors and out.

Hicktown Records Adds More Modules to its Neve Genesys Console

18/05/2020 - Project News

Bavaria – German recording studio and music label Hicktown Records has added eight more modules to the Neve Genesys console in its main control room, bringing the desk up to G64 32-channel specifications.

#DontStopTheEducation - Immersive Audio Round Table

18/05/2020 - Standards News

On 19 May the Sennheiser SoundAcademy will be discussing one of the hot topics of the day: immersive audio. Sennheiser hosts David Missall and Brian Walker have invited Leslie Ann Jones, Michael Romanowski, Steve Genewick, Jim Anderson and Ulrike Anderson to speak about this exciting area. The five industry experts will discuss their approach to recording, mixing and mastering the immersive sound experience, and share their views on how immersive audio can help open up new creative possibilities and connect listeners more intimately with music. Please note the new changed timing for this webinar: It will take place at 19:30 CEST (13:30 EST). Registrations are now open at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kiCShCe4SX2EjaClcVz-Sg

An open letter asking for support for the Supply Chain to the Live Events industry

18/05/2020 - Business News

“The live events industry which includes music, theatre, corporate events, festivals and live broadcasts was amongst the first to be closed down by the COVID-19 pandemic and will be the last to return to normality. This is global issue and I would ask you to take the time to watch this video from the Live Events Coalition in the US which graphically represents the issue for the whole world.

Join theatre LDs Bradley King, Jeff Croiter, John Froelich and Jason Lyons on 20th May Elation Hour

18/05/2020 - Standards News

Elation Professional presents a very special 20th May edition of the Elation Hour as top theatre lighting designers Bradley King, Jeff Croiter, John Froelich and Jason Lyons join hosts John Dunn and Matthias Hinrichs to share their personal insight, experiences and tricks of the trade in lighting the theatrical stage.

ESPRITES for Family Feud

15/05/2020 - Production News

South Africa – The first South Africa and Ghana editions of the hit TV game show Family Feud, brought to SA and produced by Rapid Blue, were recorded in December and January at the Urban Brew Studios in Johannesburg, with lighting designed by Joshua Cutts and supplied by Blond Productions. This included 12 Robe ESPRITE LED profiles newly purchased by Blond and making their African TV production debut.

Lambda Light and Media Design Evokes Timeless Beauty at St. Hippolytus with Chauvet Professional

15/05/2020 - Project News

Germany – With its green copper capped spire reaching 75 metres toward the sky, Saint Hippolytus Church stands high above the houses, shops and modern, small industrial buildings that surround it. Those who step inside the impressive neo-Gothic structure encounter an interior that rivals its exterior in splendour. From the beauty of its colourful “Praise the Space” choir windows, to its towering yoked ceiling and cantoned pillars, the space inside the historic 650-seat church is at turns imposing and reassuring.

Altman Lighting unveils the simplicity of control with Genesis

15/05/2020 - Equipment News

Building upon its reputation as one of the industry’s most trusted entertainment and architectural lighting manufacturers, Altman Lighting has introduced the simplicity of control with Genesis. Combining the ease-of-use of a fader-based controller with the power of an intuitive touch screen interface, the Genesis lighting console provides the programmer with a unique familiarity for the creative control of today’s complex automated and LED luminaires.

Tom Harper Appointed as Unusual Rigging Managing Director

15/05/2020 - People News

UK – Following the death of Alan Jacobi in April, Unusual Rigging has announced that Alan’s son, Tom Harper, will take on the role of managing director, with Alan’s wife Peta appointed as chair. Beyond this change, the board will continue to lead the Unusual team, directing the overall strategy of the business and assessing how best to respond to all future opportunities and challenges.

Media Service turns ideas into reality with L-Acoustics

14/05/2020 - Production News

Poland – Founded in 2012, Media Service is one of the most dynamically developing companies in Poland’s event technology market, facilitating medium to large-scale corporate events by delivering professional sound, lighting and multimedia, as well as stage decoration and construction services. Whilst still relatively young, the company has been able to solidify its strong position in the industry and earn the trust of its customers thanks to a skilled team and first-class product portfolio, which includes Syva loudspeaker system among other sound products from L-Acoustics.

CPL Lights Coventry Landmarks to celebrate Florence Nightingale Bicentenary

14/05/2020 - Production News

UK – Full technical production specialist CPL lit two landmark buildings in central Coventry to commemorate International Nurses Day and the bicentenary of Florence Nightingale’s birth. The action also recognised the central role the nursing profession has played worldwide in fighting the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and the World Health Organisation which has designated 2020 as ‘International Year of the Nurse’.

Same Storm – Different Boats

14/05/2020 - Business News

USA – As we all go through the COVID 19 situation, a great many sayings have emerged. Most were, at first, clever, uplifting, and catchy. Now, as we enter weeks nine and beyond, some of them do not ring so true to many people. Perhaps the most problematic catch phrase is now “We Are All In This Together.” As many people have now been without any form of income for eight weeks, a clear distinction has come to the forefront. Yes, we are all in this together, but it is deeper than that.

Renkus-Heinz ICLive X Series Helps Ivory Coast Church Deliver Optimal Audio to Thousands Every Day

14/05/2020 - Project News

Ivory Coast – St. Cecilia Catholic Parish, located in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, has seen its congregation grow significantly over the past 25 years. To accommodate the vibrant congregation, the parish began increasing the number of services and programs being offered. It also expanded a large outdoor, overflow seating area. But as they made changes, it quickly became clear their existing sound system wouldn’t deliver the quality, power, or control necessary to deliver the message.

ARC Livestreams Get Bold Looks with Chauvet Professional

14/05/2020 - Production News

USA – Art is wherever you find it, and wherever it goes inspiration and hope are sure to follow, even amidst a pandemic. This is beautifully evident to visitors the moment they pull into the parking lot of ARC Sound Stage and Lighting and find themselves immersed in a graffiti garden of 24 street art murals, and two graffiti covered sea containers that were used by the company prior to the COVID-19 lockdown.

dLives on Tap for Streamaustria

14/05/2020 - Production News

Austria – New online showcase, StreamAustria is helping Austrian fans to get their live music fix in isolation, with a little support from Allen & Heath’s dLive mixing systems.

You’ll Find Me In The Kitchen with DiGiGrid...

14/05/2020 - Production News

Phil Wright has enjoyed a 25 year career in the pro audio industry, specialising as a live sound designer and mix engineer for large scale classical, concert, broadcast, dance, cinema and operatic productions. Trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he spent the early part of his career at Sound by Design Ltd, during which time he handled the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in-house sound contract, including taking responsibility for the BBC Proms live requirements. In 2012, Phil went freelance, creating Phil Wright Sound Limited and has since worked on a very wide range of projects. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been keenly felt throughout the industry, but creative solutions for audio conundrums are never far from Phil’s mind, as was the case recently when his friend Jaap Pronk of TM Audio in the Netherlands, reached out for help.

Last Call for Martin Audio’s Virtual Tradeshow

14/05/2020 - Event News

UK - Martin Audio’s first ever Virtual trade show takes place on Wednesday 20th May, with registration slots throughout the day filling up fast.

GLP impression FR10 and JDC1 Create Versatility for Deadbeats Tour

13/05/2020 - Production News

USA – From a base in producing both original music and remixes a decade ago, Canadian electronic music duo Zeds Dead branched out to explore a vast range of genres including UK garage, electro house, hip hop, drum and bass and more.

Machine Head Livestreams with ChamSys

13/05/2020 - Production News

Austria – Streaming has to be “part of the equation” for metal music to survive Robb Flynn told Loudwire in February. The Machine Head frontman was talking specifically about music services, but at the time, the Oakland, CA-based quartet was also video streaming shows from their Burn My Eyes European tour. In March, when COVID-19 caused the cancellation of the remaining tour dates, the band was still able to reach its deeply loyal fans by making videoed shows available on a subscription basis via Nugs.net.

Ayrton introduces Kseniia Igoshkina from its international sales team

13/05/2020 - People News

Germany – Ayrton introduces Kseniia Igoshkina as the latest member of its international sales team. Based in Detmold, Germany, Igoshkina is responsible for emerging markets across the Baltic countries, the CIS states and South America.

Brompton Technology launches Chinese language website

13/05/2020 - Business News

Continuing its commitment to supporting its customers in China, Brompton Technology has announced the launch of a customised Chinese version of its website. Including all downloadable documentation, as well as product and feature pages, it makes Brompton’s technical information readily available to the Chinese market.

Xytech to Host ‘Virtual NAB Web Series’ 19 & 20 May Targeted at Broadcast, Media & Transmission Companies

12/05/2020 - Standards News

USA – With the cancellation of the Las Vegas NAB Show due to COVID-19, Xytech, the leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media industries, announced it is hosting a “Virtual NAB Web Series” on 19 and 20 May. The web series features a range of webinars focusing on specific sectors of its MediaPulse Platform. Hosted by Xytech’s COO Greg Dolan and Xytech Subject Matter Experts, the three webinars, “MediaPulse Overview,” “Media Services” and “Video Transmission,” will run at various times during the two-day event to service audiences around the world.

Bradley King lights Little Shop of Horrors with Elation Artiste

12/05/2020 - Production News

USA – The Westside Theatre, one of the last remaining commercial Off-Broadway spaces left in New York City, has had an impressive line-up of productions on its marquee over the years, including a 12-year run of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, a show that lighting designer Bradley King remembers seeing as a kid. King, known for his work on Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812 and Hadestown, for which he won Tony and Drama Desk Awards for lighting in 2017 and 2019 respectively, was back at Westside last autumn, this time designing the lighting for the highly anticipated return to Off-Broadway of Little Shop of Horrors.

Stereophonics Superfly Around Europe with Capital Sound

12/05/2020 - Production News

Europe – London-based Capital Sound, long-time audio supplier to the Welsh rockers, deployed an all-Outline system for the European leg of their ‘Kind 2020’ tour, in support of their new album released in late 2019.

Bandit Lites Illuminates Virtual Webcast for Presentation Resource Group Event

12/05/2020 - Production News

USA – Bandit Lites recently wrapped up production on an event with Austin Yarnton and the Presentation Resource Group, illuminating a corporate meeting that had been slated for a ballroom at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the team pivoted to a virtual webcast conference, sharing their client’s message over three days.

Creative BackStage and Chauvet Professional Cook Up Intimate Looks for BBQ and Beer Livestream

12/05/2020 - Production News

USA – COVID-19 may be able to force the cancellation of events, but it can’t cancel out traditions. For 11 years, country music lovers in the Valley of the Sun have gathered for the KNIX BBQ and Beer Festival, enjoying on stage performances, along with things like a petting zoo, games and food pits serving “finger licking good” ribs. With this year’s live event postponed, HDE Agency, its organiser, has moved the festival online with a series of five livestreamed Saturday shows.

Simplicity of EVO 4 Makes an Impression on Lewis Macleod

12/05/2020 - Project News

UK – Actor, comedian and voice over artist, Lewis Macleod sings the praises of the new EVO 4 audio interface he now uses in his home voice over booth, where he has found himself working since the latest social distancing restrictions came into force.

George Prince III turns to Point Source Audio for his essential tool

12/05/2020 - Project News

USA – Emmy Award-winning camera operator George Prince III has worked on his fair share of high-profile events. With credits including the Oscars, American Idol and the Superbowl, plus a whole host more, he has proven himself in some of the most watched and most demanding live productions. Clear communication has been vital to the success he has experienced, and this is aided by his use of Point Source Audio’s CM-i5 in-ear intercom headset.

Panasonic's New Flagship Video Wall Displays Deliver Near Seamless Multi-screen Images

12/05/2020 - Equipment News

Panasonic has announced its flagship VF2 Series LCD video wall displays will go on sale in Europe in May. The VF2H and VF2 displays deliver near-seamless multiscreen images thanks to their market-leading narrow frames and are ideal for use in retail, public spaces, control and board rooms.

Shibuya’s landmark CÉ LA VI Tokyo opens with Martin Audio

12/05/2020 - Project News

Japan – Offering stunning views over Tokyo, CÉ LA VI is a new luxury dining, bar and club lounge complex spread across the 17th and 18th rooftop floors of the revamped Tokyu Plaza Shibuya Fukuras shopping mall.

Dante Webinar Series

11/05/2020 - Standards News

After much interest in the Dante Webinar Series, Audinate has announced additional online training courses for the coming weeks.
This is a great opportunity to officially obtain new Dante Certifications, learn about Dante Domain Manager and join interesting discussions on case studies and Dante design principles.

13 May Elation Hour: Service & Support, Magmatic Atmospheric Effects

11/05/2020 - Standards News

The 13th May edition of the Elation Hour is with Elation service manager Gines Gines to explore a critical topic for any lighting professional: Service & Support, and also take a closer look at Elation’s new atmospherics brand, Magmatic, with Magmatic product manager Anthony Velasquez.

Outdoor-rated Prisma UV LED lighting series from Magmatic Atmospheric Effects

11/05/2020 - Equipment News

Magmatic atmospheric effects is pleased to offer Prisma, a new generation of advanced UV LED lighting products with weatherproof IP65 rating. Prisma is changing the quality of UV light projection while making it easier for designers and production houses to implement UV light into their projects.

Highlite announces DAP new style

11/05/2020 - Business News

Highlite International BV announces the arrival of the new DAP logo which symbolises its ongoing development. A new dedicated DAP catalogue accompanies the new look and feel of DAP.

RG Jones Celebrates VE 75

11/05/2020 - Production News

UK – VE Day was an event of particular significance for RG Jones. It is 75 years since founder Reginald Jones provided public address systems for the VE Day celebrations in London. It must have been an extraordinary experience to be involved in such an historical event; Britain and her Allies formally accepted Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender after nearly six years of war.

Bethany Church Projects Warmth in Livestream Services with Chauvet Professional

11/05/2020 - Production News

USA – At the start of the COVID-19 lockdown, Bethany Church published three “Quarantine Goals” on its Facebook page. Like the three large white crosses that tower over its spacious grounds, the church’s rock-solid statement left no doubt about its conviction or commitment. It read simply: “CALM DOWN, GET A WORD, STAND FIRM”

MixWizard Sessions Spell Success for Allen & Heath

11/05/2020 - Standards News

Australia – With a CV that spans everything from rock & roll to opera, Andrew Crawford (aka The Mix Wizard) has been revealing his mixing secrets to a global YouTube audience through his MixWizard Sessions.

Dirac Appoints Mats Oberg as Chief Sales Officer

07/05/2020 - People News

Sweden – Adding to the momentum created by the CES 2020 launch of its award-winning headphone app and the completion of a new $6-million investment round, Swedish sound pioneer Dirac has announced that Agilent veteran Mats Oberg has joined the global leadership team as chief sales officer, reporting to Dirac CEO Mathias Johansson.

ENTTEC's trade show is still happening

07/05/2020 - Event News

It's tricky to get out and about right now and that all the major trade shows have been put back until later in the year – if they haven't been cancelled altogether.

Bandit Lites World HQ Revamped as Sales and Installation Facility

07/05/2020 - Business News

USA – Due to enormous growth of Bandit Lites sales and installation projects, the lighting leader’s world headquarters in Knoxville was recently revamped as a sales facility with a renovated conference room, updated warehouse and dedicated testing and demo areas.

Toitoi Augments Historic Hawke’s Bay Opera House with Adamson

07/05/2020 - Project News

New Zealand – One of New Zealand’s most storied performance venues has reopened after a five-year dormancy with a new name, a new look and, thanks in large part to an expansive IS-Series audio solution from Adamson Systems Engineering, a newly-augmented guest experience.

Alcons Audio Opens Pro-Ribbon Webinars to the Public

07/05/2020 - Standards News

Alcons Audio is presenting a new series of online educational sessions, featuring industry Icons and special guests, beginning 12 May, 2020. Whether specialising in touring/production, installation, or cinema, this series will delve into the latest technology, spark innovative dialogue, and expand the sound designer’s toolbox.   

Utah’s Pre-eminent Recording Facility Funk Studios Acquires Solid State Logic Duality

07/05/2020 - Project News

USA— Veteran composer and songwriter Jim Funk was considering a number of mixing console options for Studio A at his newly built Funk Studios in Utah when he started talking with Phill Scholes, Solid State Logic’s Los Angeles-based vice president of technical operations. “After a few conversations I was a lot more educated on SSL, their preamps and what the Duality could offer,” says Funk, who unveiled his flagship control room with a Solid State Logic Duality δelta Pro-Station SuperAnalogueTM console as its centrepiece.

Ampetronic and Williams AV extend their strategic partnership to North America

07/05/2020 - Business News

USA – Ampetronic and Williams AV have announced that from 1st July Williams AV will represent Ampetronic in the USA and Canada for all loop systems and support services.

Rose Bruford College Student Christian Powlesland forms Virtual College Choir to Record Charity Single to Support Theatre Industry

07/05/2020 - Production News

UK – Final year Rose Bruford College BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship student Christian Powlesland, has enlisted the help of fellow students, alumni and staff to perform and record a charity single he has written in support of the Acting for Others charity and the NHS.

Kari Kola drenches Connemara Mountains in GLP colour for Galway 2020

06/05/2020 - Production News

Ireland – To celebrate Galway’s status as European Capital of Culture, Finnish light artist Kari Kola was commissioned to turn the beautiful Connemara Mountains emerald green and sapphire blue. The result, a massive artwork called Savage Beauty, with Lough Na Fuaiche in the foreground, owed its success to around 900 lighting fixtures, many from the GLP catalogue.

L-Acoustics’ Tim McCall’s Big Cycle Back To Work

06/05/2020 - Event News

On 27th April, L-Acoustics sales manager, Tim McCall, set out on an unusual journey to ride an incredible 2000km from L-Acoustics headquarters in Marcoussis, France, to each of the companies in the group. He will return to Marcoussis on 11th May, in time for when the French Government is due to lift some of the current lockdown restrictions.

Murphy’s Production Services Powers “COVID-19 World Tour” with ChamSys

06/05/2020 - Production News

USA – It’s been said that humour can make a serious difference in how well we deal with dark times. Nicolas ('Murph') Murphy has no argument with that! Ordinarily at this time of year, the owner of Murphy’s Production Services is busy touring with The Piano Guys, Wax Tailor or some other client. Not in 2020!

#Dontstoptheeducation

06/05/2020 - Standards News

With the live event sector still on lockdown, many engineers are making the best use of their time by investing in their further education. To support this, Sennheiser’s #Dontstoptheeducation initiative is presenting two exciting opportunities: a round table with Sennheiser RF wireless experts on 7 May 7 and a webinar series on digital audio and digital wireless microphones, which will be launching on 8 May.

Triple E Launches New Website

06/05/2020 - Business News

UK – Although the current pandemic has seen the entertainment industry diminished and the necessary furlough of many of staff, grass has not been allowed to grow under Triple E's feet.

ETC’s Mark White announces retirement

06/05/2020 - People News

UK – Mark White has announced his retirement from the company after nearly 20 years.

Highlite International welcomes the Showtec ACT series

06/05/2020 - Equipment News

Recently Highlite International BV introduced its latest campaign “The Power Of Entertainment” with the coming of a new update catalogue, numerous activities and various product launches. One of these product launches concerns Showtec’s latest addition: the ACT series.

VIOSO Brings World’s Largest Dome Projection to the 2020 Super Bowl

05/05/2020 - Production News

USA – Taking place at the beginning of each year, the Super Bowl is the culmination of the American NFL season, drawing hundreds of millions of viewers worldwide. This year, the championship was hosted at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. System design consultant Lumen & Forge was chosen by Broadwell Airdomes USA, on behalf of show organiser AG Entertainment, to help create an unforgettable experience for the over 60,000 people in attendance. With the assistance of German projection specialist VIOSO, Lumen & Forge installed an immense dome measuring 68.58m wide by 53m high (225ft by 175ft), making it the largest projection ever made inside this kind of structure.

Astera Factory Assists with Global Face Mask Supply

05/05/2020 - Event News

China – LED lighting manufacturer Astera has energised its 10,000 square metre factory in Shenzhen, together with its knowledgeable and adaptable workforce to assist with the delivery of essential personal protective equipment (PPE) items, including face masks.

ALD Awards for Excellence 2020 have been rescheduled to start imminently

05/05/2020 - Event News

UK – Always backing ambition, the ALD has announced that its ALD Awards for Excellence, aimed at all UK-based students and recent graduates, will launch imminently, to offer an exciting, additional focus for students. The ALD Awards for Excellence reflect the association’s growing representation of lighting and video design as well as production electrics and include The Michael Northen Award for lighting design, The Fred Foster Award for Production Electrics (sponsored by ETC) and the Blue-I Media Award for Video design.

‘Feed Our Crew’ Initiative in South Africa

05/05/2020 - Business News

South Africa – Feed Our Crew is an NGO initiative (non-government organisation) in South Africa co-founded by Johannesburg-based Tamsyn Strydom (project manager from production and rental company MGG), Kagiso Moima Wa Masimini (KG) who owns Blackmotion Production and Marcia Alves from We Are Boundless.

Ayrton Appoints Bespoke Entertainment Solutions as exclusive distributor for South Africa

05/05/2020 - Business News

South Africa – Ayrton has announced Bespoke Entertainment Solutions as its new exclusive distributor for South Africa with immediate effect. Currently based in Randburg, Johannesburg, Bespoke, has plans to expand into other major cities with strategic partnerships.

The Temple Gets Some Lockdown Lighting Magic with Chauvet DJ

05/05/2020 - Production News

USA – With its gritty industrial warehouse looks, The Temple offered a powerfully evocative setting for SxWxP when the doom metal band was looking to shoot a video for its new song Cup of Sorrows. Only one thing was missing: a punchy, production level lighting rig. No worries though, the band was ready to transport their own lights from their Louisville base to this small Indiana town 90 miles away.

ONYX on Set: Two-part Motion Picture webinar series from Obsidian Control Systems

05/05/2020 - Standards News

Join Obsidian Control Systems for a two-part live webinar series – ONYX on Set – to learn how Obsidian’s ONYX lighting control platform is utilised in motion picture and television settings. Hosted by Obsidian Control Systems product manger Matthias Hinrichs, the series airs on 7 and 14 May and will include in-depth discussion and expert advice from professional film and TV programmers Chris Chalk and Phil Shearer, both of IATSE Local 728 in Los Angeles, along with programming specialist Tommy Sullivan of North Carolina.

Showlight 2021 Postponed due to Coronavirus

05/05/2020 - Event News

France – A statement from Showlight: “It is with great disappointment that we announce the postponement of Showlight 2021, scheduled for May 2021 in Fontainebleau, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This has been an extremely difficult decision, which has been made in view of both the immediate effects and anticipated recovery period that will be needed by companies and individuals across the industry in the coming months.

From Warehouse to TV Studio – dLive and Avantis Mix 3S Lockdown Sessions

05/05/2020 - Production News

Latvia – With a warehouse full of touring gear grounded by Covid 19, leading Latvian rental company, 3S SIA quickly transformed its Riga headquarters into a fully equipped livestream performance space, including Allen & Heath dLive and Avantis systems. Created in partnership with local broadcaster, TVNET, the resulting 3S Lockdown Sessions have reached tens of thousands of isolating music fans each week since they debuted in March, with livestreamed performances by popular artists including Latvian Blues Band, Aminata, Samanta Tina, Lauris Valters, Ozols, Indygo and Riga Reggae.

Supergrass Returns to Touring with Brit Row

05/05/2020 - Production News

UK – More than 25 years after they unapologetically catapulted into the UK charts, and ten since disbanding to produce solo material, much-loved British rockers Supergrass returned to touring with audio rental house Britannia Row in February and March.

PR Lighting Releases Advanced Xrled 3000-W Framing Spot

05/05/2020 - Equipment News

Hot on the heels of the AQUA LED 1700 Framing, PR Lighting has announced another new shutter blade device, the XRLED 3000-W Framing (PR-8137).

MLA Provides The Thrust For Stereophonics

05/05/2020 - Production News

UK – After 28 years of consistent touring, the Stereophonics’ relentless quest to improve their stage sound and gain closer engagement with their audience continues.

One-of-a-kind visuals with Elation and ADJ at Dance Studio Vol. 1

04/05/2020 - Project News

USA – Dance Studio Vol. 1 is the latest addition to the nightlife scene in Chicago’s River North neighbourhood and is one of the most unique clubs found anywhere. Filling the ceiling above its dance floor are an astounding 470 ADJ mirror balls, both static and kinetic, that mix with Elation Professional DARTZ 360 and Fuze Wash Z120 moving heads for a light show that is a visual one of a kind.

6th May Elation Hour – Festivals & Outdoor Events with Patrick Dierson and Chris Lisle

04/05/2020 - Standards News

Join two of the industry’s top lighting designers for outdoor events on the next Elation Hour to be broadcast Wednesday, 6th May at 10am Pacific Standard Time in the US.

Mass Hysteria Streams Recorded Show Powered by Chirac Design and ChamSys

04/05/2020 - Production News

France – Like a fierce winter storm blowing in off the nearby Atlantic, Mass Hysteria shook this port city to its foundations two years ago, when they performed a show for the tenth anniversary of the Elvish. Small wonder then, that the metal icons selected this show for their 8 April stream. Featuring 75 minutes of non-stop heart-pounding intensity, the show served up a pure distilled shot of the band’s fire driven passion.

#ourshininglight Nationwide Action Salutes Essential Workers

01/05/2020 - Production News

UK – Lighting rental company Clearsound Productions has not let the Coronavirus lockdown stop them from shining their lights to boost morale in their neighbourhood, send messages of positive energy and show solidarity for all those frontline and essential workers putting their lives on the line as the country battles the virus.

Kinetic Lighting and Chauvet Professional Help Kaiser Permanente Honour Healthcare Heroes

01/05/2020 - Production News

USA – Serving people in a time of crisis is nothing new for Kaiser Permanente. The giant not-for-profit healthcare consortium began life in 1933, during the Great Depression, when a young physician, Sidney R. Garfield, opened a 12-bed hospital in the middle of California’s Mojave Desert to care for itinerant workers at the Colorado River Aqueduct. Although much larger today (it has over 12 million members), the nationally renowned institution remains deeply rooted in its community, as evidenced by its all-out effort to provide care during the current pandemic.

ROE Visual Presents the Ballast Calculator

01/05/2020 - Equipment News

China – Always looking to improve its service and to enhance user convenience, ROE Visual has developed a ballast calculator. The purpose of the Ballast Calculator is to help adding the right amount of ballast on stacked LED screens.

Alcons US Network Grows Again with New York’s On The Road Marketing

01/05/2020 - Business News

USA – Alcons Audio has appointed On The Road Marketing as its representative in the New York / New England region, a company with over 30 years in professional audio sales.

Sennheiser and Extron partner for seamless conferencing solutions

01/05/2020 - Business News

UK – Sennheiser has partnered with Extron Electronics to create easy-to-deploy audio solutions for modern workspaces. With certified control drivers for Sennheiser’s TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone array added to the Extron DMP Plus series of audio DSPs, customers can create high-quality sound systems that are easy to control and work reliably.

Mastersounds Launches Third Generation Radius DJ Mixers at a New Price Point

01/05/2020 - Equipment News

Boutique UK mixer brand, MasterSounds, has launched a third generation of its highly successful Radius 2 and Radius 4 DJ mixers, which contain various technology enhancements and sport a new competitive price tag.

SQ-5 Helps East Leeds FM Keep a Distance and Stay Close

01/05/2020 - Project News

UK – Playing a vital role in keeping its listeners connected during the Coronavirus lockdown, community radio station, East Leeds FM’s newly created remote broadcasting set-up has an Allen & Heath SQ-5 at its heart.

MA Lighting introduces #stayhomeandlearn

01/05/2020 - Standards News

Due to the current situation, MA Lighting would like to support all its users the best possible way, as many of them have to spend their time at home instead of working on projects, events or other jobs.

Yamaha Unified Communications Europe Launches New Work From Home Initiative and Website

01/05/2020 - Business News

In recent weeks many companies have had to adapt to home working, with changes happening very quickly. To help, Yamaha Unified Communications (UC) is sharing many years of experience and offering a wide range of advice on a special Work From Home website.