News Archive for July 2020

Stacked Hearts Productions and Elation at Virtual Summer Camp ON

13/07/2020 - Production News

USA – Each year, WinShape Camps attracts over 30,000 students to its Christian-led summer camps across the US but like most outdoor camps were forced to cancel in-person events this year due to the Covid pandemic. In order to relieve the disappointment and give kids a fun and engaging experience anyway, WinShape has been working with Stacked Hearts Productions to create an engaging virtual experience that brings the fun of summer camp directly into homes. Through a combination of engaging video content and home-delivered packages, the virtual experience ON offers kids K-12 something new to explore every week.

Audient ASP800 Ready to Bring Sparkle to Métier Mastering

13/07/2020 - Project News

USA – Successful music producer with a passion for studio gear, Will Shenk chose an eight-channel mic pre, ASP800 when it came to upgrading at Métier Mastering. A self-confessed ‘nerd’, he spent three years researching and building his studio and certainly puts in the hours when it comes to specifying the right gear.

Ayrton makes a splash with the launch of Domino – the Master of the Elements

13/07/2020 - Equipment News

Ayrton has launched the latest in its series of IP65-rated fixtures, Domino – The Master of the Elements! Building on the huge success of Perseo, Ayrton’s first IP65-rated fixture, Domino delights in dominating the most extreme environments while delivering the most stunning effects.

Chauvet Professional Names Eusebio Romero Garcia Product Specialist for Spain

13/07/2020 - People News

Spain – Chauvet Professional took a major step toward serving its growing Spanish market by appointing Eusebio ('Sebi') Romero Garcia as product specialist for Spain. An experienced and highly regarded lighting and stage technician, as well as an accomplished photographer, Garcia will be working closely with the company’s Spanish distributor, Barcelona-based, ACSON, to co-ordinate product training and roadshows throughout the country.

Triple E Ltd back up to full capacity

13/07/2020 - Business News

UK – After an unprecedented series of events that decimated the entertainment industry both near and far, Triple E maintained its efforts to continue, with control measures in places, for as long as it could. This saw the company stay open and in production until quite late in the day when it bowed to the inevitable and, like so many other businesses, had to place the majority of its staff onto furlough.

Triple E now announces that it is once again open for business, including all custom design and manufacturing.

Triple E has stock in hand for all likely requirements and has spent the downtime launching its new website which gives a new, clearer and more detailed view of its product ranges and greatly improved online quotation tools.

Triple E's design engineers, production staff, technical, workshop and machine shop stand ready to aid customers on their next projects.

David Edelstein, managing director said: "The last 12 weeks has been a testing and tiring time however, Triple E passed the test of ensuring our critical order book was dispatched prior to having to shut our warehouse.

“I'm very happy that thankfully we haven't had any direct effect on any of our staff and their families from COVID-19 and that our social distancing, building cleaning and restriction on physical contact measures have paid off. However, we continue to be vigilant and have many of these in place to mitigate risk to our staff."

Action Church Adds KLANG Immersive IEM Mixing to its Flagship Broadcast Site

10/07/2020 - Project News

USA – Winter Park, Florida is the newest location for fast-growing Action Church, a worship community in the Orlando area that also has churches in the suburbs of Oviedo, Sanford and South Orlando. The church experienced a startling 150% plus growth between 2017 and 2018, less than four years after it was founded, catapulting it to the number-two position in Outreach magazine’s top 100 fastest-growing churches last year.

Painting the Town Red

10/07/2020 - Production News

UK - Robe UK was extremely proud to work with a number of companies, organisations, venues and individuals to light ten significant buildings and landmarks in and around its home town of Northampton for the #LightItInRed lighting action campaign on Monday night, 6th of July.

New seminars on conferencing and learning during the pandemic, a live visit to Aalborg University and learn new workflows for hybrid learning and contactless audio

10/07/2020 - Standards News

Join informative discussions about conferencing and higher education in Sennheiser’s #DontStopTheEducation series! On 15 July, Aalborg University opens its doors – albeit virtually – to show you how a university with three locations handles audio and control requirements. On 16 and 17 July, a consultant round table will discuss the new normal in higher education and conferencing. To best account for the breadth of challenges faced in various regions, this round-table discussion is available from a range of global locations, with different panellists for each region. In addition, further online seminars from Sennheiser will be looking at touchless audio and hybrid learning, and the TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone. All hosts and panellists are very much looking forward to answering questions.

Avant-Scènes Supports Diverse Mix of Performances at Manège de Reims with Chauvet Professional

10/07/2020 - Project News

France – Driving up from Paris on A4, one of the first things the visitor sees upon entering this ancient city is the Manège de Reims with its distinctive 16-sided polygon circus. Completed in 1867, the beautifully balanced stone building is more than a captivating national landmark, it is also a bustling hub of cultural activity, serving the community by hosting theatrical performances, dance recitals, concerts and other events, including circuses, for which it was originally built.

Christie Lites invests in large quantity of Elation multi-purpose Paladin Panels

10/07/2020 - Production News

USA – One of the largest stage lighting companies in North America, Christie Lites, has added Elation Professional’s new Paladin Panel to its extensive inventory of lighting gear. The versatile flood and effect light is available for immediate rental from Christie Lites locations across the US and Canada.

France’s Eventlive-Group Acquires Claypaky Mini-B LED Moving Lights

10/07/2020 - Production News

France – Eventlive-Group, a leading AV equipment and service supplier in Biarritz, France, has added a complement of Claypaky Mini-B fixtures to its extensive lighting inventory.

Astera Launches NYX Bulb

10/07/2020 - Equipment News

Leading wireless LED lighting manufacturer Astera launches its newest innovation – the NYX Bulb – a name inspired by NYX, Greek Goddess of the Night, a mysterious figure of exceptional power and beauty, feared even by Zeus himself!

AO Drones takes to the skies with ambitious ‘Thank You’ for frontline heroes

10/07/2020 - Production News

UAE – AO Drones, the specialist provider of drone light shows, recently played a key role in an unforgettable event to thank Dubai’s frontline workers for their heroic service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DiGiCo’s SD9 makes light work for The Cube

09/07/2020 - Production News

Australia – Recognised worldwide as the standard for mixing live concert audio, DiGiCo consoles are finding additional life in the world of serious live stream events, thanks to their industry leading sound quality and ease of operation. One such place is in Australia for The Cube, a premium live streaming event space which is gaining serious traction in the world of live DJ streaming.

MAXI-mise Your Planning Time

09/07/2020 - Equipment News

Productions are about to start back up again and crews all over the world are looking for techniques and tools that will make their set safer. Rosco's new MAXI MIX LED fixture has a number of features that can help maximise time and space on set once shooting resumes.

Australia’s “Delivered Live” Brings Lockdown Relief with Harry The Hirer and Chauvet Professional

09/07/2020 - Production News

Australia – With live switching between studios almost 900 kilometres apart, tight bands, razor sharp witty comics, and full production visuals, “Delivered Live” has, in many ways, the look and feel of a television entertainment special. But the Saturday night broadcast, can’t be seen on Nine, Foxtel or any of Australia’s other networks, it comes to viewers via a YouTube, Facebook and Zoom livestream from 'studios' created in Harry The Hirer warehouses in Melbourne and Sydney.

Rosco Tough Prime Black – the Perfect Paint for Stage Floors

09/07/2020 - Project News

USA - When was the last time your stage floor had a fresh coat of paint? While most theatres are dark during the COVID-19 quarantine, many technicians have stayed busy working on various maintenance projects. This is an excellent time to give your stage floor a new coat of Rosco Tough Prime Black.

Neumann introduces the V 402 Preamp

08/07/2020 - Equipment News

German studio specialist Neumann.Berlin introduces the V 402, a state-of-the-art microphone preamplifier with integrated headphone monitoring. The V 402 is Neumann’s first-ever stand-alone microphone preamp, although the company has created several generations of top-quality preamp modules for its mixing consoles, such as the now legendary V 476 B of the 1980s. Like its predecessors, the V 402 preamplifier is conceived as the perfect complement to all Neumann and other high-class studio microphones.

LIT Live Conveys Intimacy in the Word Alive Stream with Chauvet Professional

08/07/2020 - Production News

USA – Whether it was at a stop on one of their many appearances on The Warped Tour, or a festival appearance, The Word Alive has always managed to forge a direct laser-like connection with crowds. Waves of fans invariably push up against the barricades at the band’s shows and the metalcore masters send the magnetic force right back at them.

TSL Lighting Joins #LightItInRed Campaign

08/07/2020 - Business News

UK – TSL Lighting joined the Light It In Red campaign on Monday 6 July, bathing its Gatwick and Basingstoke premises with light as part of the ‘red alert’ initiative lobbying the government to ramp up support for the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Green Hippo welcomes DataVisual as exclusive distributor for Canada

08/07/2020 - Business News

Canada – Green Hippo, the specialist creator of tools for the real-time manipulation of video for the AV industries, has welcomed DataVisual to its global sales network as exclusive distributor for Canada.

Events Business Lights Bristol Old Vic in Red

08/07/2020 - Business News

UK - SLX, a specialist hire and events company operating nationally from premises in Avonmouth, has illuminated the Bristol Old Vic red as part of the #Lightitinred campaign, which aims to highlight the critical condition of the live events industry.

Martin Audio Lights It In Red to Amplify Industry Plight

08/07/2020 - Business News

UK – Martin Audio’s British headquarters in High Wycombe got a dramatic new look as part of Monday night's #LightItInRed campaign, which saw 700 buildings of every kind across the UK lit up in ‘emergency red’ to amplify the voice of the event and entertainment industry during this critical time.

Brompton Technology’s LED processing power supports Creative Technology’s new Virtual Studio CT Virtual Studio

08/07/2020 - Production News

UK – During lockdown, and after closing their physical doors, agencies and clients have taken action to evolve their events into new, virtual, interactive broadcasts. Adapting to current safety practices, these companies are now introducing fresh solutions to stream content and connect to their audiences in an entirely new way, by hosting cutting-edge, fully interactive virtual experiences. An exciting example is from Creative Technology (CT) and aptly named Virtual Studio, which uses Brompton Technology processing to help ensure the best possible results.

Quarter-century milestone for LIPA and Sennheiser

07/07/2020 - Standards News

UK – For the past 25 years, Sennheiser has been sponsoring one of the best performing arts school in the world, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), with a Student Scholarship Programme, as well as its audio expertise and resources to the specialist institution.

Helping Chicago Unite at Night

07/07/2020 - Production News

USA – Chicago-based Charles Ford and his business partner Brandon Clark from Creative Live Control have been busy using creativity and lateral thinking during the coronavirus pandemic to help maintain positive energies.

Winnipeg Church Uses Renkus-Heinz to Put Sound Where You Want it: On the Congregation

07/07/2020 - Project News

USA – The Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba is, according to its head pastor Carl Heppner: “A vibrant faith community where people of all ages and backgrounds can find a place to belong.” It is also a contemporary church known in the area for incorporating a full band into its services. And that is why, when it came time to upgrade its audio capabilities, the church went with a system backed by Renkus-Heinz.

SSLRent Creates Simple Elegance for BMW Event with Chauvet Professional

07/07/2020 - Production News

Belgium – Less is more. Frank Appeltans points to this well-proven aphorism when discussing his design philosophy. It’s an approach that has enabled him to come up with subtle, beautiful and evocative creations while avoiding unnecessary distractions.

Ayrton WildSun K25-TC light up Iceland’s Hallgrimskirkja Church

07/07/2020 - Production News

Iceland – At 75m tall, Hallgrimskirkja Church in the centre of Reykjavik is the largest church in Iceland and one of the tallest buildings in the country. Its sweeping frontage and steeple dominate the skyline of the city both with its height and its dramatic architecture. The design is the work of state architect, Guðjón Samúelsson, who was inspired by the crystalline structures of the basalt rock that is so prevalent in this volcanic country.

Get ready for innovative live stream concerts with Mamas Gun, Lindsey Webster, and DJ Fly.

07/07/2020 - Production News

It’s Summer in the Northern hemisphere and Sennheiser’s #DontStopTheMusic series of online concerts is providing the soundtrack! Lindsey Webster and DJ Fly will be offering live concert streams, whilst Mamas Gun, a five-piece London based band, will be live streaming their performance via an innovative platform called Tin Pan Studio, which combines ultra-low latency server-based monitoring, so all band members can play together remotely.

Afterlife 2020 Debuts in Dubai with 100 Claypaky Sharpys

07/07/2020 - Production News

UAE – The Afterlife series of worldwide electronic music festivals arrived in Dubai, UAE for the first time in February at the Hangar 4 industrial warehouse event space. Lighting designer Pascal Bach of VEM Visionemotion GmbH utilised 100 Claypaky Sharpy fixtures to deliver the evening’s signature Afterlife look within the monumental space.

ROE Visual Delivers 70 Million Pixels for Hyperbowl Virtual Showroom

07/07/2020 - Production News

Germany – ROE Visual is selected as preferred partner to provide all LED screens for the installation of a huge virtual studio in the Expo Munich, a concept by ACHT and NSYNK, realised by TFN in corporation with Fournell.

Virginia’s Soundworks Converts Entire Inventory to Wavefront Precision with investment in WPS and WPC

07/07/2020 - Production News

USA – One year on from taking delivery of the world’s first Wavefront Precision Longbow (WPL) system, Richmond, VA’s Soundworks has now switched its entire inventory to Martin Audio, purchasing both 8-inch WPS and 10-inch WPC systems.

FIX8Group Launches ‘OctoCue’ Virtual Presentation Solution

06/07/2020 - Equipment News

New virtual presentation software solution OctoCue has debuted its web-based service which enables smoother and more professional virtual events by allowing slide control from anywhere.

Magmatic atmospheric effects powered by Atmosity fluid

06/07/2020 - Equipment News

To complement its growing line of special effects machines, Magmatic atmospheric effects is offering a complete line of high-quality fluid called Atmosity. Atmosity universal fluid has been specially formulated for use in Magmatic’s Magma and Thermatic haze and fog machines, Polar snow machines, Rocket CO2 cryogenic simulation effects, and other specialty effects products.

Zero 88 and iLight Manufacturing for the Future

06/07/2020 - Business News

UK – Entertainment and architectural lighting control manufacturers Zero 88 and iLight have consolidated and streamlined the production facilities and processes at their shared factory in Cwmbran, Wales.

G.I.S. Sound and Light Brings Rijeka’s Town Centre Back to Life with Help from ChamSys

06/07/2020 - Production News

Croatia – For centuries, Trg Rijecke Rezolucije has stood as the “town square,” and cultural hub of this bustling port city, hosting events, concerts and rallies. But with the outbreak of COVID-19 and the ensuing ban on public gatherings, the picturesque plaza fell eerily silent.

PLASA Show postponed to 2021 with new dates announced

06/07/2020 - Event News

It is with great regret that PLASA announces that the PLASA Show will not take place at Olympia London from 6-8 September this year due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and uncertainty regarding social distancing and lockdown policies. However, PLASA Show will return to Olympia London in 2021 from 5-7 September.

Neve Genesys Helps Radar Sounds Stays True to its Analogue Roots

06/07/2020 - Project News

UK – Radar Sounds, one of the few remaining studios in the UK to offer true analogue tape recording facilities, has installed a Neve Genesys G32 console.

Elation Professional presents “Virtual at Home Demo” series

03/07/2020 - Business News

With the travel, gathering and distancing restrictions that come with the Covid-19 pandemic, Elation Professional’s sales team and product specialists are demoing some of Elation’s newest lighting products from the comfort and safety of their own homes in a video series called "Virtual at Home Demo."

Nation’s favourite Captain Sir Tom Moore’s story preserved by Sennheiser

03/07/2020 - Production News

UK – At the end of April, British war veteran and beloved walking hero, Captain Sir Thomas Moore, raised more than £32m for NHS charities by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday on the 30th of April. On his birthday morning, thousands of people worldwide offered their well wishes to the former tank commander. Joining the widespread celebration, Captain Sir Tom Moore thanked the public for their overwhelming generosity from his home in Bedfordshire. Speaking to the BBC Breakfast team, his voice was heard loud and clear thanks to Sennheiser’s rock-solid Digital 6000 wireless microphone system.

Robe Helps Play It Forward with Oooth

03/07/2020 - Production News

South Africa – Play It Forward, an incendiary new live show by South African rockers Oooth – well known for their love of high production values and visual stage presentations – was part of a dynamic live stream designed as a fundraiser for tattoo artists across the country and freelance technicians via #FeedOurCrew who have been left high and dry and without any income during the Covid-19 lockdown.

50LUX Brings Stories of the Sea to Life at Zuiderzeemuseum with Chauvet Professional

03/07/2020 - Project News

The Netherlands – Imagine the awe and amazement of a ship’s crew that plied the waters of the Zuiderzee a century or more ago, if somehow, they miraculously found themselves in the same spot on earth today? The expansive salt water bay teaming with fish that led to the North Sea would be gone, the result of the Afsluitdijk, a colossal barrier dam built over a five-year period in the 1920s and 30s. In its place would be a much smaller fresh water lake and 1,500km² of land that was reclaimed from the sea and is now inhabited by some 400,000 people.

City Theatrical Launches RadioScan Spectrum Analyser

03/07/2020 - Equipment News

City Theatrical’s newest product, RadioScan Spectrum Analyser, is a 900MHz and 2.4GHz spectrum analyser that allows users to easily visualise radio energy that is otherwise invisible. With its a hardware dongle and accompanying free software, RadioScan helps users create wireless DMX broadcast plans that optimise the available spectrum, and help prevent interference with nearby mission critical radio devices.

Rosco Gobos for Health

03/07/2020 - Equipment News

With restaurants, offices, and other businesses welcoming back customers and employees, gobo projections can provide a creative, elegant solution for encouraging healthy practices. Rosco Gobos For Health enable businesses can display messages about social distancing, mask wearing, and more.

White Light and SFL Announce Strategic Partnership

03/07/2020 - Business News

UK - Technical solution experts White Light (WL) and leading audio visual production supplier SFL have announced their intention to launch a strategic partnership, one which will see both companies broaden their existing offering and allow customers to receive the highest standard of full service technical production.

Brompton Technology HDR excels at AVID – AV Innovation Days powered by LANG AG

03/07/2020 - Event News

Germany – The end of June saw Brompton Technology take part in one of Europe’s first face-to-face industry events since lockdown, the AV Innovation Days (AVID), organised and hosted by LANG AG at its LANG Academy in Lindlar, Germany.

QSC announces plug-in for Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2

02/07/2020 - Equipment News

QSC has announced a plug-in for Sennheiser’s TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone. The plug-in allows for drag-and-drop integration into the Q-SYS audio, video and control Ecosystem, saving programming time and resources for AV integrators, programmers and consultants.

The New ChamSys MagicQ MQ50 Opens More Design Options for Installations

02/07/2020 - Equipment News

ChamSys has expanded its award-winning MagicQ series of consoles with the introduction of the MagicQ MQ50. Compact and lightweight, but powerful, the new console brings the same level of flexibility to the installation market that the groundbreaking MagicQ MQ70 has brought to touring.

L-Acoustics Announces Leadership Team of Newly Formed Americas Region

02/07/2020 - People News

USA – L-Acoustics has announced the appointment of accomplished audio industry expert Alan Macpherson to head the newly formed Americas division, encompassing sales, application, support, fulfilment and finance activities for all countries in North, Central and South America. Alan will report to Laurent Vaissié, CEO L-Acoustics, and Hervé Guillaume, CEO L-Acoustics Group. The company further reinforces the new division with the promotion of BJ Shaver to business development director for the installation market and the appointment of William Cornell as business development director for the rental market, both reporting to Macpherson.

Special Event Services hosts The Gray Room Sessions with Elation lights

02/07/2020 - Production News

USA – The Gray Room at Special Event Services’ headquarter facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is usually abuzz with activity as the live production and touring company preps gear for upcoming tours and festivals. With the COVID shutdown in March however, the warehouse area turned eerily quiet. Nevertheless, the downtime provided Special Event Services vice president and co-founder Jeff Cranfill the chance to realise a long held ambition for the space.

Raise Your Voice with the XSW 1-835 Vocal Set

02/07/2020 - Equipment News

Sennheiser’s July anniversary deal brings the XS Wireless 1-835 Vocal Set at a special price. An easy-to-use wireless microphone system for singers and presenters, this vocal system operates in the professional UHF band. To celebrate the audio specialist’s 75-year anniversary, the XSW 1-835 Vocal Set is available for EUR 199 instead of EUR 299 throughout the months of July and August. Please visit for a list of dealers offering this promotion. Still on special offer this month are the Memory Mic (extended until 31 August) and the HD 280 PRO headphones (extended until 31 July).

Garth Brooks Returns to the Stage with Bandit Lites

01/07/2020 - Production News

USA – Garth Brooks returned to the stage in true spectacular fashion, as only Garth can, in a co-ordinated live concert at over 300 drive-in theatres across North America. Nothing like this had ever been seen before, and Bandit Lites provided the lighting for the special event, where more than 350,000 fans were entertained while safe in their own vehicles.

Helm Projects Creates Lockdown Learning and Livestreaming Center with Help from Chauvet DJ

01/07/2020 - Production News

USA – After finishing his NYE show for Bassnectar in Louisville, Justin Casey was gearing up for a busy 2020. For a couple of months things played out that way for the owner of Helm Projects. There were shows at the Okeechobee Festival and Holy Ship Wreck, a concert at American Airlines Arena with Snoop Dog. The list went on – until the COVID-19 lockdown brought it to a sudden end.

Funktion-One lends support to United We Stream Brighton

01/07/2020 - Production News

UK – United We Stream Brighton (UWSB) launched on 18 June with a programme of live performances to raise funds for Brighton's night time economy, which has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Loudspeaker manufacturer Funktion-One is partnering with the initiative, supplying its new, ultra-compact F5 / SB8 sound system for in the room playback.

Version2 Joins Lighting Director James Tinsley For BBC Three’s Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star

01/07/2020 - Production News

UK – R eturning for a second run, Glow-Up once again showcases the incredible talents of ten aspiring make up artists. Produced by Wall to Wall Media for the BBC, the eight episode series follows the group as they face a series of weekly challenges on the quest to be crowned ‘Glow Up Star’.

Discover the new Claypaky products for the year 2020 in its new virtual booth

01/07/2020 - Equipment News

Because of the numerous trade shows and industry events cancelled around the globe and current travel restrictions, Claypaky is not able to present its new and exciting products in person. To supplement these opportunities, Claypaky has created a virtual booth to introduce and showcase its latest product innovations to the Industry.