News Archive for January 2021

iPointes for GlasGLOW3 Event

15/01/2021 - Production News

UK – GlasGLOW3 was a truly magical illuminated trail event, full of fun and fantasy, conceived and produced by event specialist itison and staged at Glasgow Botanic Gardens. It ran for two and a half weeks in October and November featuring a fully Covid-compliant 1.5 kilometre socially distanced walking trail featuring numerous highly imaginative lighting works, installations and adventures.

Heights Baptist Video Becomes More Immersive with Light From Rogue R2 Wash

15/01/2021 - Production News

USA – This year, when The Heights Baptist added a 12-minute video to its socially distant Christmas Eve service, the church’s creative team had a critical goal in mind. “We didn’t want people to feel like they were watching a video,” said technical director Zach Carnefix. “Our intent was to make them feel immersed, as if they were in the midst of the events the video was portraying.”

Claypaky lights at the inauguration of the new façade of the Bergamo Provincial Police Headquarters

15/01/2021 - Production News

Italy – The inauguration of the new façade of the Bergamo Provincial Police Headquarters took place on 10 December 2020. The façade was based on drawings done by students at the Giacomo e Pio Manzù Art School and the work was made possible thanks to the generosity of local businessmen and foundations.

Explore colour mixing on 21st January Elation Innovation Hour

15/01/2021 - Event News

Elation Professional is set to resume its Innovation Hour livestream presentations on Thursday, 21st January with a discussion of the various types of colour mixing systems found in today’s modern automated luminaires, and the pros and cons inherent in each.

Sky high install for Void Acoustics in downtown Tel Aviv

15/01/2021 - Project News

Israel – Inner city regeneration and urban renewal frequently features multi-purpose venues alongside living apartments and offices serving the needs of the local population, business visitors and international tourists.

Yamaha Launches MSP3A Compact Powered Reference Monitors withTwisted Flare Port Technology

14/01/2021 - Equipment News

Yamaha has announced a new addition to its professional loudspeaker range, the MSP3A powered monitor, building on the faithful sound reproduction and convenience of the much-loved MSP3.

South Windsor High School Impresses with “Mighty” Audio System Powered by Renkus-Heinz

14/01/2021 - Project News

USA – South Windsor High School, the home of the Bobcats in South Windsor, Connecticut, recently updated its 660-seat theatre on campus with a pro audio system that ensures every performance roars with crystal clear audio. And at the heart of the system are solutions from Renkus-Heinz.

Rupert Neve Designs Updates Summing Mixer Family in ‘Shelford Blue’

14/01/2021 - Equipment News

Rupert Neve Designs has announced an update to its line-up of summing products: The 5059 Satellite 16 x 2+2 summing mixer and 5060 Centerpiece 24 x 2 desktop mixer are now being produced in the company’s classic “Shelford” colour, originally debuted with their award-winning Shelford Series and flagship 5088 console.

Lea‘s Picnic Concerts with GLP

14/01/2021 - Production News

Germany – In a summer that saw hardly any live shows, Landstreicher Konzert GmbH set an example with their corona-compliant series of Picnic Concerts in several German cities. Singer-songwriter Lea was one of the artists who performed during the concert series, with lighting designer Maximilian Gräf from PE Lichtdesign using 20 KNV Line from GLP to bring a breath of fresh air to the existing tour design.

THIS IS HOLLAND Flies Audiences Across The Netherlands with Alcons Audio

14/01/2021 - Project News

The Netherlands – Officially opened in February 2018, THIS IS HOLLAND was the first panoramic flight simulator in the Benelux countries, costing €18 million to develop and build. However, it quickly became obvious that the original audio system was not delivering the desired high quality, dynamic sound. An Alcons Audio pro-ribbon system was specified by Leisure Expert Group, transforming the experience as audiences are ‘flown’ at low level over many of the Netherlands’ best-known landmarks.

Avolites Announces its New Diamond 9 Flagship Console, a Spectacular Evolution in Production Control

14/01/2021 - Equipment News

Avolites has announced the launch of its new flagship Diamond 9 console in two versions: D9-330 and D9-215. Both new visual canvas controllers deliver inspired creative control to production designers in lighting, broadcast and AV, allowing them to create, program and command their ultimate performances.

Martin Audio CDD for Italy’s Famous North-East Covo Nightclub

14/01/2021 - Project News

Italy – Martin Audio’s ever-popular CDD loudspeaker series, has found another high-profile home, this time on the Italian Riviera in Santa Margherita Ligure at the famous Il Covo Di Nord-Est nightclub.

Industry trailblazer Spectre Studios uses Brompton Technology for Unreal Build: Virtual Production event

14/01/2021 - Production News

Looking back at 2020, this has been a year of many ups and downs, with companies undergoing radical transformations from facilitating physical events to adopting pioneering technologies used for remote productions, virtual set-ups and generally tapping into the world of virtual production. For Spectre Studios, however, virtual production (VP) is not a new field. The company was already using real-time engines and virtual production technologies for its work on Hollywood blockbusters and, last year, set up ICVFX full-service LED VP studio in conjunction with Big Picture, part of the NEP Worldwide Network, using top-quality equipment at the facility which includes Brompton Tessera LED processing power to drive ROE LED panels.

GB4D designs complex BroaMan network for new Toulouse Conference Centre

13/01/2021 - Project News

France – An Optocore/BroaMan fibre network is at the heart of the new MEETT Toulouse Exhibition & Conference Centre. The third largest facility in France (outside Paris) it boasts a 40,000m2 modular exhibition hall, a main street that opens into an outdoor multi-purpose area of 25,000m2, and has been constructed on a 155,000m2 site.

Spectacular Christmas light show at Florida shopping mall under Obsidian control

13/01/2021 - Production News

USA – The Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota, Florida, is a shopping paradise with over 100 stores and 20 dining options that attracts multitudes of patrons year round. This past holiday season, the mall retired its smaller Christmas experience from years past and debuted a spectacular new holiday light show as incentive for customers to forego stay-at-home shopping and visit the mall instead.

Pittsburgh Takes on Holiday Glow with VLS and Chauvet Professional

13/01/2021 - Production News

USA – Every night in December, America’s famous 'Steel City' is being transformed, taking on the air of a holiday village, courtesy of a Vincent Lighting Systems (VLS) design that features Chauvet Professional COLORado Solo 1 fixtures.

DiGiCo S21 delivers flexible, cost-effective solution for remote broadcast mixing

13/01/2021 - Production News

UK – Sound BAFTA Winner Robert Edwards is the UK’s leading television sound supervisor / director and an elected Fellow of the Institute of Professional Sound. This accolade is the result of 45 years of exceptional work and a credit list of productions that includes opening and closing ceremonies for the Summer and Winter Olympics, and TV shows such as X Factor, Harry Hill’s TV Burp, The Masked Singer, Britain’s Got Talent, The Wheel, Michael McIntyre’s Big Show and Celebrity Juice. It was the latter's production during lockdown that saw him head into what was previously his home cinema and, with a few tweaks, turn it into a home studio / office, relying on a DiGiCo S21 mixing console to deliver his broadcast mix.

Christie releases simpler, more powerful Pandoras Box software for scores of multimedia applications across all markets

13/01/2021 - Equipment News

Christie has launched the new Pandoras Box V8 Software Licence, for real-time video processing and show control, featuring a host of professional new features, a simplified workflow and streamlined licensing. Now, one single licence has the full Pandoras Box software family feature suite, to deliver the high-level media processing performance required for fixed installations, live events, theatres and other entertainment environments, in a budget friendly platform.

ArcSystem Pro One-Cell High Output adds yoke mount

13/01/2021 - Equipment News

ETC has added a new option to its ArcSystem Pro family of LED solutions. Building on the success of the popular Pro One-Cell High Output luminaire, ETC now has a yoke variant available for purchase.

L-Acoustics Supports NAMM’s Believe in Music Week

13/01/2021 - Event News

USA – Over the past 120 years, the National Association of Music Merchants has grown from a small, domestic consortium of piano dealers into a massive educational and support organisation boasting arguably the world’s best trade show dedicated to both the business and pleasure of making music. When the eagerly anticipated 2021 NAMM Show had to be cancelled due to continued COVID concerns, the association quickly pivoted its focus by creating a digital alternative known as Believe in Music Week, running from 18 to 22 January.

Maximus helps ring in New Year in Hengelo

13/01/2021 - Production News

The Netherlands – With fireworks forbidden and Covid-19 keeping people isolated for New Year’s Eve, Ton Nieuwenhuis and Martin Ciesluk of design firm Outside the Circle decided to bring a bit of lighting inspiration to the people of the Dutch town of Hengelo.

Robe Lights ADAM Tower for PS5 Launch Event

12/01/2021 - Production News

The Netherlands – The buzz around the new Sony PlayStation 5 launch was unmissable in November as SonyHQ buildings worldwide exploded in a spectacular series of co-ordinated lighting and visual shows to herald the new flagship PS5 console.

Bandit Illuminates 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

12/01/2021 - Production News

USA – The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association held the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at Globe Life Field on 3-12 December. The culmination of the rodeo season features the top 15 contestants in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing and bull riding competing to take home top honours and their share of a multi-million dollar purse.

Lee Rose Gets Dynamic for Megan Thee Stallion at NYE Hollywood Party with Chauvet Professional

12/01/2021 - Production News

USA – Lee Rose and the creative team behind the “Hollywood Party” segment of Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve show begin looking for a suitable soundstage for their production in mid-September. Most years the process is fairly routine, but not in 2020.

A River Runs Through It

12/01/2021 - Event News

USA - The Long Reach Long Riders announce their 18th annual charity motorcycle ride: A River Runs Through It.

North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference

12/01/2021 - Event News

USA – The North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference is being converted to a virtual event in July, 2021.

ABTT Celebrates 60 Years

12/01/2021 - Business News

UK – 2021 sees the Association of British Theatre Technicians celebrate the diamond jubilee of its foundation. The Association will be marking this milestone with a year of online activities, and a resumption of the popular face-to-face in-person events when restrictions allow. It will also take the opportunity to dip into the rich depths of the ABTT archive in order to share videos and interviews. There will also be more seminars, new awards, and innovative events throughout the year.

Ayrton appoints Sky Corporation doo as exclusive distributor for Serbia

12/01/2021 - Business News

Serbia – Ayrton has announced the appointment of Sky Corporation as its new, exclusive distributor for Serbia with immediate effect.

How a bespoke fiber point-to-point solution was conceived for Spiritland One OB truck

12/01/2021 - Event News

Broadcast Manufactur (BroaMan) and Spiritland OB will co-host a Zoom-based webinar on 14 January, at 14.00 GMT (15.00 CET, 9.00 EST).

Bølgen Kulturhus installs power and versatility with Adamson E-Series

12/01/2021 - Project News

Norway – Bølgen Kulturhus is a truly multi-purpose, multi-use venue that welcomes thousands of patrons annually for concerts, cinema, and theatre presentations, as well as conferences and events of all descriptions. With the recent installation of an Adamson Systems Engineering E-Series PA in its main hall, 'Storsalen', Bølgen has extended its already substantial capabilities to present the wide variety of programming it offers and the diverse range of events it hosts.

Martin Audio ADORNS Heimathafen Events Space at Goldbäckerei Grote

12/01/2021 - Project News

Germany – For more then 100 years, Goldbäckerei Grote has been serving its customers in the Sauerland region. In addition to 17 cafés and bakeries, the fourth generation of the family business has now also opened a gastronomy location directly on the shores of Lake Sorpe (Sundern). For the first time, an all-day concept has been introduced, where customers are provided with hot and cold dishes, cocktails and regional specialities. The upper floor is designed as an event area.

Producer Brings Audient’s ‘British Sound’ to New Studio in India

11/01/2021 - Project News

India – Describing himself as a ‘recording purist’, music producer and composer Varun Krrishna is very impressed by his new Audient ASP8024 Heritage Edition. “This console is the best decision I’ve made in my career,” he says, having recently installed it in his new Mondosonic Studios in Kerala, India.

Robe is a Hit on TV in Denmark

11/01/2021 - Production News

Denmark – Danish lighting designer Johnny Thinggaard Lydiksen counts himself lucky to have had a busy autumn, engaged in working on several different television productions, all of them using Robe moving lights.

Life is Art Studios Adds Edge to BIG Something’s NYE Shows with Chauvet Professional

11/01/2021 - Production News

USA – “New Year’s Eve at Lincoln Theatre has become one of our favourite traditions,” alt rockers BIG Something declared when announcing plans for a two-night NYE stand early in December. But during a pandemic, even traditions continued are traditions changed.

SpotTrack and Those Few Shows of 2020

11/01/2021 - Production News

UK - With SpotTrack, the specialist entertainment software tool for making, modifying and maintaining followspot cue sheets sold on a per-show basis, it provided an immediate measure of the shut down of the entertainment industry across the world last March: all sales stopped.

Successful prelude: grandMA3 used for Amir Cup Final 2020 and inauguration of Ahmad Bin Ali stadium in Qatar

11/01/2021 - Production News

Qatar – The Amir Cup Final 2020 Ceremony, the biggest football cup competition in the State of Qatar, and the inauguration Ceremony of Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, the fourth FIFA World Cup stadium to open in Qatar following Khalifa International, Al Janoub and Education City was recently performed using two grandMA3 full-size and multiple MA Network Switches. Qatar Vision Company developed, produced and managed the inauguration and final, that took place during Qatar National Day and exactly two years before the country hosts the FIFA World Cup final. Mohammad Assaf and Mark Anton were the lighting designers.

Gregers Takes Control with AHM-64

08/01/2021 - Project News

Norway – An Allen & Heath AHM-64 matrix processor provides the backbone for a recently completed audio makeover at Gregers, a bustling multi-purpose venue in Hamar, Norway.

Lighting the Louvre for David Guetta

08/01/2021 - Production News

France – It was the gig of show designer / director Romain Pissenem’s dreams!

Elation IP-rated lighting for California Bayside’s outdoor Christmas village and light show

08/01/2021 - Production News

USA – After arguably the toughest year in recent memory, Bayside Church in Granite Bay, California – one of the largest churches in the Sacramento area – wanted to do something special for its congregation this holiday season. As a special holiday gift to the community, Bayside built a Christmas village complete with ice-skating rink, towering Christmas tree and special Christmas light show, a festive holiday experience enhanced using dynamic IP-rated luminaires from Elation Professional.

Astera Adds Festive Sparkle for Helene Fischer Christmas Special TV Show

08/01/2021 - Production News

Germany – Nearly 500 Astera AX3 LightDrop wireless battery-powered LED fixtures were utilised for a show-stopping Weihnachtsshow (Christmas Show) special broadcast by popular German singer, dancer and entertainer, Helene Fischer.

Haywards Heath College reopens Hub Theatre after Stage Electrics £100,000 project installation

08/01/2021 - Project News

UK – The Hub Theatre, at Haywards Heath College, is to reopen after Stage Electrics announced that it had completed the contract for the design, supply and installation of specialist production lighting, sound and video projection systems, valued at just under £100,000.

Absolute Events supports A Starry Night from Lambeth Palace

08/01/2021 - Production News

UK – When Ronald McDonald House Charities UK needed support to stage its Christmas fundraiser – A Starry Night – at Lambeth Palace last month, a fundraising group on Facebook recommended Absolute Events.

Zero 88 FLX for YouTube Studios

07/01/2021 - Project News

UK – Projects Department Ltd (PDL) specified and installed two Zero 88 FLX lighting control consoles, four SCD Servers and a ZerOS Wing for YouTube’s Space London facility in the lively Kings Cross area of the capital.

Elizabeth Coco Adds Depth to First Baptist Glenarden Video with Chauvet Professional

07/01/2021 - Production News

USA – The project came up suddenly. She hadn’t even seen the light plot she would be working with until she walked in the door of the venue. The on site console she’d be using was one she hadn’t worked with in quite a while. Complicating matters further, the nature of the project, lighting a series of concert videos, was different from most of her recent pre-pandemic projects of illuminating buildings.

Chris Young Takes the Stage for Socially-Distanced Concert at Coolray Field with Bandit Lites

07/01/2021 - Production News

USA – Multi-platinum RCA Records Nashville entertainer Chris Young headlined the first-ever socially distanced concert at Coolray Field on 14 November 14 with a lighting package provided by long-time vendor, Bandit Lites. Young, whose new single “Famous Friends” with Kane Brown released last month, was joined by special guests Cassadee Pope, Kameron Marlowe, and Payton Smith for the live show. The stadium setting allowed concert goers to have 6ft spaced, pod-style seating on the field, in suites and in the stands with face coverings required at all times when guests were not in their designated seats.

Welcome to the jungle – Version 2 Lights head to Wales for I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!

07/01/2021 - Production News

UK – Television lighting rental company, Version 2, supported lighting director James Tinsley, gaffer Adam Mitchell and the production crew behind the latest run of I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!

ETC launches new programme to help industry recovery

07/01/2021 - Business News

UK – A selection of the latest ETC and High End Systems lighting equipment is now available through ETC rental partners with a newly launched programme: ETC Rent.

The Belonging Co. sets new standards for quality with its latest LED wall driven by Brompton processing

07/01/2021 - Project News

USA – The Belonging Co. (TBCo) is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing and most culture-shaping churches in the USA, its congregation has increased from just seven at its outset to many thousands in only six years. Along with weekly worship services, the church also includes a worship collective comprising a number of well-known Nashville-based artists who call the church home, an annual conference, and even a college. With such a strong reputation for the quality of its live services, TBCo has always prioritised excellent live production that amplifies its mission and DNA to create an experience where people can connect with God without distraction. With a recent video system installation by integrator Diversified, in partnership with THOR AV, developer of LED video walls and headset microphones, TBCo now has a beautiful LED video wall to match, driven by Brompton Technology’s Tessera S8 LED processor.

Martin Audio Set to Celebrate Half a Century as Sound Pioneers

07/01/2021 - Business News

UK - Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Martin Audio is intent on turning 2021 into a year-long celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Audient Launches New Look and New Products for the New Year

07/01/2021 - Equipment News

As the world of audio continues to evolve, audio tech company Audient does the same, marking the next chapter of its journey with a brand new look and website, alongside the launch of three new products.

Matt Collier and Chauvet Professional Generate NYE Energy for Spafford Livestream

06/01/2021 - Production News

USA – The 1,500-seat Marque Theatre was virtually empty, save for a few widely separated family members on hand, when Spafford took to the stage for its 2021 New Year’s Eve livestream. Matt Collier, the jam band’s long time LD, couldn’t help but contrast the scene to the one he remembered from the band’s last NYE show, when they played before a packed house at Great American Music Hall, more than 750 miles (and a whole world) away in San Francisco.

CT Virtual Graduation

06/01/2021 - Production News

Qatar – Creative Technology (CT) provided a live platform for a virtual graduation and legacy event for WMP Creative and its client UCL Qatar (University College London in Qatar), enabling students from all over the world to celebrate their achievements.

KV2 Audio welcomes Paul Freudenberg to the team

06/01/2021 - People News

USA – Loudspeaker manufacturer KV2 Audio has announced the appointment of Paul Freudenberg to the position of business development director, US, effective immediately. Freudenberg brings a wealth of experience in a career that spans over 25 years with a number of leading pro audio manufacturers including L-Acoustics, AKG, BSS Audio and Aphex Systems.

Pärnu Concert Hall Chooses Robe

05/01/2021 - Project News

Estonia – Pärnu Concert Hall in Estonia’s fourth-largest city is internationally renowned for its performance programme and has just taken delivery of new Robe moving light fixtures: eight T1 Profiles, six Tetra2 LED battens and four LEDWash 800s, which have been supplied through Tallinn-based Estonian distributor, E&T.

Nashville New Year’s Eve Pivots with Bandit Lites

05/01/2021 - Production News

USA – With the entire world ready to bid adieu to 2020, the city of Nashville added its own brand of Music City magic with its annual 'Jack Daniel's Music City Midnight: New Year's Eve in Nashville'. The live televised concert featured music from Moon Taxi and The Shindellas as well as highlights from previous years’ celebrations. Bandit Lites provided the lighting system for the production which took place at the Steel Mill with no spectators due to COVID restrictions. The show was streamed on visitmusiccity.com and aired locally on NewsChannel 5 Nashville and Lightning 100.

GLX Productions Reflects Eden Project in Christmas Display with Chauvet Professional

05/01/2021 - Production News

UK – The bold magentas and royal blues that enliven the 2020 “Christmas at Eden” celebration are not typical holiday colours, but then again, nothing about the Eden Project can be classified as “ordinary.” Built on a 160-year old reclaimed china clay pit, the world-famous educational attraction presents an other-worldly image with its massive geodesic biomes. Inside the ethereal domed structures are wondrous horticultural exhibits, including the world’s largest rainforest in captivity.

Christmas Under The Stars is a Stellar Success with L-Acoustics

05/01/2021 - Production News

USA – Christ’s Church of the Valley (CCV), a non-denominational Christian church located in and around Phoenix, likes to do things in a big way. Founded in 1982, CCV was able to raise over $1 million in a single day back in 1996 to purchase 50 acres in the north-west suburb of Peoria where it would build its main 3,000-seat campus, the first of what are now ten worship locations, and soon to be an even dozen in 2021.

VSS makes major LED screen investment in 2020

04/01/2021 - Production News

UK - Video Screen Services (VSS), the specialist supplier of high-performance LED screen systems for film, television and events, has announced that it has invested more than £12 million in new LED screen product in 2020, as part of its commitment to meet the requirements of clients at the cutting edge of film and television production.

Stuart Gibbons awarded with an OBE in the Queens New Year’s Honours List

04/01/2021 - People News

UK - Stuart Gibbons, Managing Director at Le Mark Group Ltd was awarded with an OBE for services to International Trade in the Queens New Year’s Honours List 2021.

Jason Patsel Goes Rogue at Five Points Music Sanctuary for Darkside Experience

04/01/2021 - Production News

USA – Done right, lighting design bridges gaps, connecting sometimes widely different elements, and fusing them into a unified whole. Jason Patsel of 81 Productions demonstrated this recently at a socially distant outdoor benefit show at the Five Points Music Sanctuary, where he melded different eras and expanded space with help from a collection of Chauvet Professional Rogue fixtures.

Over 180 Chauvet Professional COLORado Units Help EAMOTION Paint Jingle Beat in Vivid Colours

04/01/2021 - Production News

USA – Forget sugar plums dancing in their heads. The kids (and adults) who visited EAMOTION’s Jingle Beat this holiday season are likely to have far more vibrant and dynamic images tickling their imaginations.

GLP X4 Bars Create ‘Blinding Lights’ for The Weeknd’s VMA Rooftop Performance

04/01/2021 - Production News

USA – Canadian singer producer, The Weeknd, was one of a number of artists performing at unusual outdoor settings in Manhattan to mark the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards.

Best of Both Worlds

04/01/2021 - Production News

USA – Matt Fawcett is a dynamic independent singer-songwriter from Fort Wayne, Indiana, whose live work encompasses a full range of festivals, charity events, church performances and house shows across the mid-west. Describing his sound as a ‘country music with a contemporary Christian twist and a speck of bluegrass’, Matt is a prolific writer who uses his home studio to develop and record his ideas, as well broadcasting live streams to his fans. His passion for music extends beyond writing and performing, and he can very often be found running the sound for services at his church. A keen interest in music technology has proved to be an invaluable advantage in developing his career, so when he was looking to put together a professional quality setup for his live performances and home-studio, he had a clear idea of what he was trying to achieve.

Lakewood Baptist Church Advances Monitoring with KLANG:fabrik

04/01/2021 - Project News

USA – Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville, Georgia has purchased two KLANG:fabrik immersive IEM mixing systems for use in its main worship sanctuary. The units were acquired through Production/Co, the Chestnut Mountain, GA-based AV systems integrator, which also installed the system earlier this year, readying it for when the church resumed live capacity-limited and socially distanced services last June. Together, the KLANG:fabrik units provide a total of 32 inputs and 12 individual immersive IEM mixes for the church’s band members, connected through Lakewood’s existing DiGiCo SD9 FOH console.

Adamson Boosts Presence in Russia Adding ARIS as Distributor

04/01/2021 - Business News

Russia – Adamson Systems Engineering is reinforcing its presence in Russia thanks to a partnership with ARIS. The Moscow-based distributor has served the Russian pro audio market since 1990, offering support to an array of rental partners and boasting a renowned in-house installation division that has provided solutions for the Bolshoi Theatre, Patriot Park, Moscow State University, the Zaryadye concert hall, and many other high-profile venues. The agreement, sparked by conversations at ISE 2020, makes Adamson a crown jewel in ARIS’s professional sound offering.

Quest Sound & Productions Supports Augusta Symphony Stream with Chauvet Professional

04/01/2021 - Production News

USA – Livestream concerts are not just for rock. The Augusta Symphony demonstrated that in spirited fashion recently with its A Little Night of Music, a pay-per-view Friday night show that drew an enthusiastic response from music lovers throughout its market.

L-Acoustics Announces Support Initiatives for Industry and Partners

04/01/2021 - Business News

France – Closing out a year that will surely be remembered as the most disruptive for the live sound industry, L-Acoustics announces three new initiatives to help industry colleagues, partners and clients. Recognising the impact the COVID crisis had on live event production companies and venues which remained idle most of the year, L-Acoustics announces a one year extension of its five year product warranty. The warranty extension is automatic and applicable to all products still covered under the manufacturer’s warranty as of 1st January, 2020.

A Christmas trail with Showtec and Infinity

04/01/2021 - Project News

UK – Knowsley Safari Park, just outside of Liverpool lets visitors see cheeky baboons, prides of lions and much more. This year the company organised Enchanted, a foot safari which will come alive as the sun sets. Visitors can enjoy the safari after dark as the whole path is lit with magical lights which guides you through the enchanted trail.

Squeek Lights Rekindles Magic for The Wonder Years Livestream with Chauvet Professional

04/01/2021 - Production News

USA – The Wonder Years’ November livestream was a homecoming of sorts, not only for the Top 20 alt rockers, but for Victor Zeiser who lit the 90-minute show. “This band is one of our oldest clients, so working with them again was a real thrill,” said Zeiser, the owner of Squeek Lights. “Earlier during the pandemic, the guys did a more-low key livestream at a recording studio, but they decided they wanted to cut loose and do a full production show, so they came here to the Ruby Stage in our new facility.”

DiGiCo S21 Puts Pinka in the Pink

04/01/2021 - Project News

USA – The new Pinka Expressive Arts Space in the northern Orlando suburb of Apopka has something for just about everyone. During the day, the nearly 5,000-square-foot creative space offers art, music, and theatrical instruction for students of all ages, while in the evening, the 183-capacity room transforms itself into an intimate live performance venue with a well-equipped stage and wine and beer selection. To ensure that Pinka would be an attractive draw for local, regional, and even national musicians, Owner Brittany Harvey invested in a professional-grade sound system driven by a new S21 digital mixing desk from DiGiCo.

Robert Juliat Dalis adds a golden glow to the Latin Grammy Awards 2020

04/01/2021 - Production News

USA – Hosted by Ana Brenda Contreras, Victor Manuelle and Yalitza Aparicio, the 21st Latin Grammy Awards were celebrated in late November to honour the cream of the Latin music scene. This year saw a rather different format from the usual star-studded occasion due to the dictates of the COVID-19 pandemic: to ensure the safety of the artists and the production team, the nominees were showcased to the world in a remote live broadcast by Univision from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, with breakout performances streamed from other cities throughout Latin America.

One concert, many technical remote locations: Purple Schulz’s performance is completely remote controlled

04/01/2021 - Production News

Germany – In the 1980s and 1990s, Purple Schulz achieved great national fame as a German pop singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and radio presenter with titles such as "Sehnsucht", "Verliebte Jungs" and "Kleine Seen". In times of Corona he was also looking for ideas how to perform concerts despite the restrictions, with success. Recently, a collaboration came about that could not replace live music in the future, but could change it. Specifically, this involved a concert in which all the components were completely remotely controlled. On the technical side, a grandMA3 system, running grandMA3 software, was used for the control and for the lighting, among others, Prolights Pixie Zoom, Portman Lights P1 Retro and Portman Lights P3 PIX3L, as well as MAC Viper AirFX and MAC Viper Profile were specified by the design team.

Proteus Maximus creates ‘Ladder of Light’ for firefighter memorial

04/01/2021 - Project News

USA – A moving memorial to firefighters at Firemen's Memorial Park in Naperville, Illinois, is receiving praise from both the artist community and general public alike as a uniquely elegant work of art. Created by local artist Paul Kuhn in partnership with Dark Moon Designs and Intelligent Lighting Creations, the memorial depicts a firefighter climbing a 'Ladder of Light' and was unveiled on the 50th anniversary of a crash that killed three Naperville firefighters. It also memorialises another firefighter from the same department who died of a heart attack in the line of duty.

L-Acoustics Hangs Out at the Floridian Social Club

04/01/2021 - Project News

USA – If you live in St. Petersburg, Florida, then you know the Floridian. The 8,600-square-foot building began life in the 1920s as a bank, then was transformed into a cinema, and later a concert hall known as the State Theater before being shuttered in 2018. Designed in the neo-classical architecture style – arched doorways, Greek columns, ornate carvings – the venue has stood the test of time. Now, purchased by St. Pete native and entrepreneur Kevin Chadwick, who oversaw an estimated $1 million-plus renovation that he described as ‘a passion project,’ it’s become the Floridian Social Club, a lounge, concert venue, and event space in the heart of the city’s downtown Central Avenue entertainment district.

London Welcomes 2021

04/01/2021 - Production News

UK – London welcomed in 2021 with a spectacular city-wide display, sending a message of thanks and hope to the nation and the world. Jack Morton, the global brand experience agency, helped to develop the original concept and worked in partnership with the Mayor of London’s office and a dedicated team of experts to create the extraordinary experience.