News Archive for April 2021

Robe and Anolis Chosen for Award-Winning Cologne Cinedom Installation

13/04/2021 - Project News

Germany – To light the impressive 30 metre high glass atrium of the Cologne Cinedom multiplex cinema, architectural lighting specialists Kardorff Ingenieure Lichtplanung GmbH chose Robe moving lights and Anolis LED floods to be at the core of a new lighting scheme to upgrade this impressive public area.

Bandit Lites Delivers ACL 360 Bars for Buckhead Church Easter Service

13/04/2021 - Production News

USA – Spring has long been the season of renewal, and for most congregations, this Spring marked the return of in person Easter services. Buckhead Church held both virtual and in-person services for their 4th April services with a special lighting system supplied by Bandit Lites.

Tony Milliet Reflects Energy of Judith Hill in Light with Chauvet Professional

13/04/2021 - Production News

USA – “Strong” is a word that comes up often in reviews of Judith Hill’s music. But hers is not a strength borne of brute force. Instead, its power is drawn from the pure joy and expectation she conveys with every note.

Solid State Logic adds ALGAM to distribution network

13/04/2021 - Business News

France - Solid State Logic has announced ALGAM, leading distributor of professional audio products in France and MAGHREB regions, as its sole distributor for sales and support across all four of SSL’s vertical markets of broadcast, live, studio and audio creation.

For over 30 years Solid State Logic has provided sales and support services via its own subsidiary, SSL France, under the leadership of, Philippe Guerinet. SSL France has been responsible for the growth of SSL Live, System T broadcast and large-format studio consoles in the region and in recent years, the increasing range of ‘ACP’ audio creation products, including USB recording interfaces, high-performance small-scale mixers and hybrid production tools, Fusion and UF8.

Should your static lights be doing more? Modern technology meets classic design on 15th April Elation Coffee Break

13/04/2021 - Event News

Elation continues its informative and entertaining Coffee Break presentation series on 15th April with a thorough look at the two latest luminaires in the company’s popular KL “Key Light” Series, the KL Fresnel 8 FC and the KL Par FC.

Collaborative Creations provide sales team partnership for AED Audio

13/04/2021 - Business News

UK – Collaborative Creations (CC), the industry’s dedicated business ‘plug-in’ support and development service, has announced its sales team partnership with AED Audio in the UK. AED Audio’s product range is uniquely positioned as the latest in professional multi-purpose audio, built around a single cabinet type designed for use on a variety of applications.

Yamaha Sound Matches Dubai’s Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City Hotel for Quality

13/04/2021 - Project News

UAE – The Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City is one of Dubai’s premium hotels and, thanks to a bespoke Yamaha audio installation, guests who use several of its key facilities enjoy a high quality, flexible audio experience.

Martin Audio Turns Atomic in Sydney

13/04/2021 - Project News

Australia – The Atomic Beer Project is a new microbrewery concept that debuted recently in the inner-Sydney suburb of Redfern.

ASP8024 Puts Audio Centre Stage At MWCC

13/04/2021 - Project News

USA – Department chair John Little has noticed a change in Media Arts & Technology degree programme applicants at Mount Wachusett Community College since its studio rebuild. “We are a small community college whose student body mostly commutes to campus from within 20 miles. Website photos from the renovations are now drawing audio students from hundreds of miles away, some of whom rent apartments so they can train here.”

Interlite AB Appointed Exclusive ChamSys Distributor in Sweden

12/04/2021 - Business News

Sweden – Key to the success of a lighting console, besides the quality of the product itself, are customer service, support and training, according to the corporate philosophy of ChamSys.

L-Acoustics Conquers the “Perfect Storm for a PA System” at Passion City Church’s New Cumberland, Georgia Location

12/04/2021 - Project News

USA – Passion City Church (PCC) was born out of the Passion Movement, a decades old movement within the collegiate generation known for introducing songs that are sung all over the world, as well as vibrant, large-scale events, particularly the annual Passion Conference. This year’s conference kicked off 2021 on New Year’s Eve, engaging more than one million people online with stirring worship and teaching.

Sennheiser Digital 6000 delivers no-compromise RF reliability, ease of use and ultimate sound clarity for Lazarus

09/04/2021 - Production News

The Netherlands – With Ivo van Hove as director and Henry Hey as musical director and arranger/composer, the highly acclaimed Lazarus musical wowed Dutch audiences at Amsterdam’s DeLaMar Theatre before the pandemic hit. With opening scenarios now being discussed throughout Europe, hopes are high that the production can return in 2021. Dutch rental company Events Light worked with production company Stage Entertainment Nederland to deliver state-of-the-art audio equipment for the show, which included 20 channels of Sennheiser Digital 6000 wireless microphone systems, featuring SK 6212 mini-bodypack transmitters.

Robe ‘Hearts’ Northampton

09/04/2021 - Production News

UK – Robe UK followed the current Covid-19 instructions to “stay local”, teaming up with Northampton School for Boys (NSB), the University of Northampton and DroneSwarm based nearby in Daventry to support #LightItInRed’s most recent campaign to unite the UK live events, entertainment, performance, and production industry in solidarity during these challenging times.

Astera is Pytch Perfect

09/04/2021 - Production News

UK – Creative and technical event production design and delivery specialist Pytch, based in Bristol, has invested in 72 new Astera Titan Tubes, adding to its existing 32 Astera AX3 LightDrops.

Yamaha Appoints Specialist UK Distribution Partners For ADECIA

09/04/2021 - Business News

UK – Yamaha Unified Communications (UC) has recently appointed three specialist UK distribution partners for its new ADECIA intelligent conferencing solution, designed to deliver efficient, streamlined collaboration and boosting productivity.

Solid State Logic Expands 500 Series Module Range with New Processing Favourites

09/04/2021 - Equipment News

Solid State Logic (SSL) has introduced two new modular processors as part of revitalising its renowned and often emulated SSL 500 Series module range. The classic G-Comp bus compressor, E-EQ and E-Dynamics processing modules have been given a fresh, sleek brushed steel facelift, while a feature enhanced VHD+ module, brand new stereo Ultraviolet stereo equaliser (UV-EQ) and Six Channel (SiX CH) modules, complete the new-look range.

Alcons Pro-Ribbons Floating in Iconic Arctic Cathedral

09/04/2021 - Project News

Norway – The distinctive triangular shape of Tromsdalen Church (Ishavskatedralen, or the Arctic Cathedral) is one of the most recognised landmarks in the Norwegian city of Tromsø. But despite its iconic status as a place of worship, tourist attraction and symbol of the city, for many years it suffered from poor sound for the services and many recitals and concerts it hosts. But all that has now changed, thanks to the installation of an Alcons Audio LR7 pro-ribbon sound reinforcement system.

AB Sound Creates Grand Entrance at Euromillions Cup Finals with Chauvet Professional

09/04/2021 - Production News

Belgium – The Euromillions Cup Finals billed itself as “the biggest volleyball party of the year” in February 2020. That was quite a claim, but certainly not an idle one. Volleyball has been booming in Belgium ever since the country won the men’s European title in 2013.

Nimble solutions for vloggers and creators

09/04/2021 - Equipment News

Rounding off the launch of its MKE 400 compact shotgun microphone for cameras and the XS Lav clip-on microphones for mobile phones and computers, audio specialist Sennheiser has also announced the launch of various Mobile Kits. These include a Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod and Sennheiser Smartphone Clamp, making them ideal for vloggers and content creators for whom the smartphone is the tool of choice during some or for all of their creation processes. To complement existing microphones, the Mobile Kit is also available on its own as an accessory.

Chauvet Professional Names Jean Lariviere Channel Relationship Manager

08/04/2021 - People News

USA – Chauvet Professional has further strengthened its relationship to the lighting designer with the appointment of well-known industry figure, Jean Lariviere, as the company’s channel relationship manager for concert and touring/broadcast. Lariviere joins the company after serving for four years at Elation Professional in international business development and more than 25 years deeply embedded in the industry.

Sennheiser supported Riedel for 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA

08/04/2021 - Production News

New Zealand – Considered the ‘pinnacle of yachting’, the America’s Cup is not only the oldest but also the most difficult sports trophy to win. The 2021 Cup, which took place in the Hauraki Gulf off the coast of Auckland, saw the defender Emirates Team New Zealand race against the challenger Luna Rossa PRADA Pirelli, winning by 7:3. Communications specialist Riedel was entrusted with the overarching technology concept for broadcast and race management for the host broadcast partner circle-o. To complement its hardware and software technologies, Riedel deployed custom-made Sennheiser microphones for the coverage of the prestigious sailing event, which saw the two innovative German companies collaborate closely on this extraordinary project.

Glitterbox and GLP bring curtain down on Comic Relief with Red Nose Rave

08/04/2021 - Production News

UK – Joining forces with Red Nose Day and kitchen disco Isolation Nation, Glitterbox recently brought the curtain down on BBC1 Comic Relief’s main event. The online Red Nose Rave, the special after-party, further boosted the BBC1 fund-raiser.

State Kremlin Palace receives royal sound upgrade with DiGiCo Quantum7 and Quantum338

08/04/2021 - Project News

Russia – Celebrating its 60th anniversary next year, the State Kremlin Palace is Russia’s principal stage and one of the best and most prestigious theatrical and concert venues in the world. Situated inside the Moscow Kremlin and overlooking the banks of the Moskva river, the building is the geographic and historic centre of Moscow for both social and political gatherings, as well as home to the renowned Kremlin Ballet Theatre. Recently, the Big Hall has been equipped with the latest generation of DiGiCo mixing consoles, provided by the manufacturer’s exclusive distributor for the Russian market, ARIS, matching the highest calibre of events with first-class sound equipment.

Versatile Elation rig covers acts and more at Sandman Comedy Club

07/04/2021 - Project News

USA – In late April, Michael and Carrie Sands will be fulfilling a long-time dream when they open Richmond, Virginia’s newest entertainment venue, Sandman Comedy Club. Located in a roomy 1940s' bank building complete with bank vault, the new venue houses an Elation lighting system of WW Profile HP, Fuze Spot, Colour Pendant and SixBar 1000 luminaires that will be used for much more than just comedy.

ChamSys MagicQ MQ80 Creates Smooth Path for Corey Easterbrook At PCCA Conference

07/04/2021 - Production News

USA – When you begin working with a new client who’s never used an outside professional AV company before, you need three things: patience, understanding and a fast, user-friendly console that will allow you to make smooth in-show adjustments.
Corey Easterbrook of Hot House Music and Productions seems to have been born with the first two attributes. He credits his ChamSys MagicQ MQ80 with providing the third ingredient when he returned to live events recently, providing AV services to the Power & Communication Contractors Association (PCCA) annual meeting.

More details revealed for ISE 2021 Live and Online

07/04/2021 - Event News

Europe – Integrated Systems Events releases more details about its #ISELive&Online programme, which will run throughout June.

#WeMakeEvents amplifies support for post-Brexit touring productions in open letter to Grant Shapps

07/04/2021 - Business News

UK – Industry collective #WeMakeEvents is joined by over 150 industry players to call for crucial government support for the specialist transport vehicles: carrying artists, crew and equipment involved in touring productions, which have been rendered inoperable.

Gym Junkies Sweat to High-Energy BlacklineX at Barry’s Boutique Fitness Centre

07/04/2021 - Project News

UK – Boasting a high-profile celebrity clientele the Barry’s Bootcamp boutique fitness franchise continues to roll out in London and the UK, the latest (and flagship) operation being in Soho.

Robe is The Lucky One for Eesti Laul 2021

06/04/2021 - Production News

Estonia – Robe moving lights and two RoboSpot systems provided a neat and creative solution for the 2021 Eesti Laul competition to select Estonia’s entry to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

TBN Good Friday Worldwide Goes Global with Bandit Lites

06/04/2021 - Production News

USA – Christian artist Chris Tomlin and best selling author and pastor Max Lucado joined with other contemporary Christian musicians for “Good Friday Worldwide,” a worship service that aired on Trinity Broadcasting Network 2 April. Bandit Lites supplied a lighting system for the programme, which was simultaneously broadcast to the radio by K-LOVE and Air1, in addition to 30 other radio stations across the country.

Chauvet Professional Helps Events Evolution Celebrate Zimbabwean Women in Music

06/04/2021 - Production News

Zimbabwe – The rhythmic Afro-pop dance floor sound of Ammara Brown flows through a musical path that is distinctly different from the jazz infused offerings of Tamy Moyo. Yet both of these multi-instrumentalists and All Africa Music Award winners exude a captivating aura every time they step on to the stage.

Compact dLive System Makes Life Easier at Skive Theatre

06/04/2021 - Project News

Denmark – An Allen & Heath dLive system is proving to be a fast, flexible mixing powerhouse for Denmark’s Skive Theatre.

Matt Hallard joins Ayrton sales team

06/04/2021 - People News

Europe – Ayrton has to announce the appointment of Matt Hallard (pictured) as the latest member of its expanding international sales team. Hallard takes up the position of regional sales manager for the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Croatia, Malta, Greece, Slovenia and Turkey, with effect from 1 April 2021.

Renkus-Heinz Launches New Website Focused on Streamlined Support and Technical Documentation

06/04/2021 - Business News

Renkus-Heinz has launched a new website focused on providing partners with increased support options, expansive product details and multiple installation examples across key verticals. Additional technical documentation, including Bim/Revit data is also available. The site is live at

Events United Returns to Live Events at Space Coast City Fest with Chauvet Professional

01/04/2021 - Production News

USA – There is no better cure for adversity than ingenuity and hard work. The Events United team, and production manager Kevin Hart demonstrated this in convincing fashion the first weekend in March at the Space Coast City Fest.