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Mike Walker Joins CTME

05/10/2022 - People News

UAE - In 2010 Mike Walker joined Martin Professional heading up its UK operation and moved on to a senior role with Harman Professional after it acquired the business adding Martin to its extensive portfolio of world class brands including Soundcraft, Studer, JBL, AKG and AMX. With responsibility for the sales team across the EMEA region, Mike visited the Middle East frequently and saw the huge potential in the regions developing markets.

Procom Middle East to distribute Adamson in the UAE and Saudi Arabia

05/10/2022 - Business News

UAE – Adamson Systems Engineering, manufacturer of premium professional loudspeaker technology, has appointed Procom Middle East as its distributor in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

DMT Launches Premiere Series Blue Line Pixel Screens

05/10/2022 - Equipment News

DMT has announced the launch of the Premiere Series Blue Line pixel screens. Starting with two new models that have a pixel pitch of 3.9mm, the PS-3.9 Blue Line LED pixel screens are a cost-effective choice. Thanks to a rating of IP54 (back) and IP65 (front), and a brightness of up to 5000 nits, they’re suitable for temporary use outdoors and can also be used indoors, of course. The built-in A5s PLUS receiver card works perfectly with NovaStar video processors, while the Power Pro and ProCat connections ensure safe and secure power and data connectivity. Like all Premiere Series screens, the Blue Line models offer front and rear access for easy servicing, which makes them ideal for fixed installations as well as the rental market. Measuring 50 x 50cm and 50 x 100cm, the new PS-3.9 Blue Line pixel screens are compatible with other models in the Premiere series and use the same hardware too. The Blue Line pixel screens are an excellent addition to the Premiere Series and are sure to be a popular choice.

Brasserie Astoria receives a retro renovation with Genelec

04/10/2022 - Project News

Sweden – Brasserie Astoria is part of the Frantzén Group, an internationally renowned organisation possessing six Michelin stars between its establishments, spread across Stockholm, Bangkok, Singapore and London. A former cinema, Brasserie Astoria required a comprehensive sound system with coverage across the site to ensure clarity and intelligibility throughout. To maintain the sleek aesthetic and conform with the group’s high standards of quality assurance, Genelec’s 4000 Series loudspeakers were the natural choice.

L-Acoustic L-ISA Brings Sonic Grandeur to Outernet, London’s £1bn Immersive Entertainment Hub

04/10/2022 - Project News

UK – Walking into the Now Building at Outernet, it may be the world’s largest wraparound video display, with over 2,000 square metres of 16K LED screen to show immersive video content. And while it certainly catches the eye, the ears are in no way left wanting. Equally remarkable is the L-ISA immersive audio installation of 200 loudspeakers that plunge visitors into an immersive soundscape. The Now Building, Outernet’s centrepiece, is used both as an expansive indoor/outdoor walk-through space and as a closed venue that can host art installations, live concerts, film premiers, or any event the creative mind can imagine. In either configuration, Outernet is poised to bring a magnificent real-time spatial experience to a projected number of over 400,000 people passing through the space each day.

Robe SuperSpikies have Heads in the Game

04/10/2022 - Production News

USA – The pacey, quick-witted, all-action entertainment of Disney+’s hugely popular High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (HSMTMTS) returned to TV screens for a much-anticipated third season, with producers Skot Bright and Zack Lowenstein asking Hisham Abed to join the production team as director of photography (DoP).

ROE Visual Black Pearl BP2V2 Selected for Virtual Production Studio in Australia

04/10/2022 - Project News

Australia – Deakin University and Dreamscreen have signed a landmark partnership agreement to significantly improve the nation’s film and entertainment industry. The university has put a large investment in ROE Visual Black Pearl panels and associated equipment from Technical Direction Company (TDC), which marks a coming advanced virtual production facility in Geelong, Australia.

The Backup Pumpkin Challenge is back!

04/10/2022 - Event News

UK – Get your carving kits out and let your Halloween creativity run wild in the Backup Pumpkin Challenge, which is back for some spooky fun and fundraising this October.

Audient Catches Up with Rayland Baxter, Producer/Engineer

04/10/2022 - Production News

USA – “I’ve learned a ton over the years and my new studio is an opportunity to incorporate all of it,” says producer, mixer and Grammy-nominated engineer, Tim O’Sullivan. Previously manager and chief engineer of Barefoot Recording, he now has his own space in Los Angeles, which is packed full of hand-picked audio gear including the Nero monitor controller and ASP800 eight channel mic pre from Audient.

Martin Audio ends a perfect summer for WPL at All Points East

04/10/2022 - Production News

UK – There can be few production companies more familiar with the challenges of east London’s Victoria Park site than sound specialists Capital Sound (part of the Solotech UK Group).

DiGiCo SD-Range Consoles Certify Ventura Music Hall’s New Status as a Music Destination

03/10/2022 - Project News

USA – What used to be Discovery, a party-themed space in Midtown Ventura – the heart of that coastal suburb north of Los Angeles – tried to be all things to all customers, offering distractions like bowling, foosball and shuffleboard as popular for kids’ parties as any of the music events it also hosted. But Covid and other circumstances made that scattershot strategy much less tenable, and the venue closed up in 2020 after seven years. In its place, Ineffable Music Group, an Oakland-based “independent coalition of artists, managers, and promoters” that organises music festivals focused on “smaller, secondary markets” reopened the space as Ventura Music Hall this past March as part of its mission to bring first-class concerts to those markets. “Our focus is music,” Thomas Cussins, co-founder and president of Ineffable Music Group, told the VC Reporter. “We’re not party people, we book bands.”

Ayrton Perseo and Domino Profiles light up the Jova Beach Party 2022

03/10/2022 - Production News

Italy – There was great success for the summer tour of Jova Beach Party 2022, which saw the Italian songwriter Lorenzo Cherubini, aka Jovanotti, performing from June until September along beautiful Italian beaches, in front of stadium-size audiences totalling 550,000 spectators. This was a project that wanted to break the mould, leaving behind the usual live circuits to collaborate with an ambitious ecological initiative that aims to clean up 20m sqm of beaches, lakes, rivers and seabeds.

Hippotizer Mayon+ MK2 makes its mark for Isle of MTV Malta

03/10/2022 - Production News

Malta – MTV’s Isle of MTV festival burst into life on the beautiful island of Malta this summer with a line-up of pop music heavyweights performing on the main stage, backed by shifting LED screens powered by a Hippotizer Mayon+ MK2 media server.

Ayrton invites you to the first ever in-person Women in Lighting Entertainment Lighting Sessions

03/10/2022 - Event News

France - Ayrton is hosting the first ever in-person Entertainment Lighting Sessions for Women in Lighting at the Ayrton head offices in Paris on 20th October 2022. The full-day event promises to be one of inspiration, motivation, networking, personal and professional development and community for women.