News Archive for November 2018

Elation Protron Eclypse Hybrid More Than Just a Powerful Strobe Light

30/11/2018 - Equipment News

Elation Professional has merged hybrid with high-intensity in the latest luminaire in the company’s Protron line of powerful strobe lights. Elation introduces the Protron Eclypse, a high-powered and highly versatile hybrid LED luminaire that can multi-function as a bright blinder, powerful strobe, high-output wash light or creative eye candy effect in one.

GLP Fixtures Accentuate Gary Numan’s Savage Orchestral Tour LD Luke Edwards specifies multiple X4 Bar 20s and JDC1 hybrid strobes

30/11/2018 - Production News

UK – When Gary Numan decided to play six Autumn shows (including the Royal Albert Hall) with The Skaparis Orchestra joining his regular band, fans of the '80s electro champion were quick to respond. Featuring songs drawn not only from his ‘Savage’ album, but also back catalogue favourites, his LD Luke Edwards (of Cue Design) made sure there was plenty of inventory from GLP to highlight both the theatrical and more dynamic electronic elements.

d&b SL-Series delivers as All Together Now festival comes to life

30/11/2018 - Production News

Ireland – Nestled within the capacious surroundings of Curraghmore House in County Waterford, the inaugural All Together Now (ATN) festival may, on paper, have appeared an event of two halves. A family friendly bandstand perched alongside comedy and spoken word stages, dotted the foreground of the stately home itself. Whilst a field away, separated by woodlands, the ATN Stage played host to the likes of Underworld, Mura Masa, Chaka Khan and Fleet Foxes.

Hawthorn Support Largest Xerocon EMEA Event Ever

30/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Billed as the world’s most beautiful and innovative conference for cloud accounting leaders, Xerocon London 2018 brought together accountants, bookkeepers, ecosystem partners and industry leaders. Creative technical event production expert, Hawthorn was chosen by agency Taylor Bennett Partners to deliver the full technical production for the two-day event held at ExCel London on 14- 15 November 2018.

Worldwide Debut of Milos Steel Truss Towers in Windy Berlin

30/11/2018 - Production News

Germany – Despite strong gusts of wind in cold and rainy weather conditions, around 600,000 people from Germany and abroad celebrated German Unity Day in Berlin that featured several event stages and the worldwide debut of two Milos Steel PA Towers.

Allen & Heath’s dLive Supports Sold-Out Hozier Tour

30/11/2018 - Production News

Europe – Having recently completed a major tour of the US, platinum recording artist Hozier has just hit European shores to continue his run of successful sold-out shows in support of his “Nina Cried Power” EP, with FOH engineer Steve Pattison behind an Allen & Heath dLive mixing system.

Outline Newton clocks in at Clockenflap

30/11/2018 - Production News

Hong Kong – Clockenflap is one of Asia's biggest multi-genre music festivals, held each year in Hong Kong. Now ten years old, the festival is a firm favourite in the region, with its extensive programme of music, art, film and other activities.

Zero 88 Raises the Bar for Training in 2019

30/11/2018 - Standards News

UK – Eaton’s Zero 88 lighting control brand is dramatically ramping up its free training opportunities in 2019, which are open for all those utilising lighting consoles running ZerOS architecture as part of a wider comprehensive product support programme.

A tender like no other – Wiener Konzerthaus invests in L-Acoustics Flexible Kara system for Vienna's liveliest concert hall

30/11/2018 - Project News

Austria – In no other city would one find so many renowned and historic cultural venues as in the Austrian capital, Vienna. As well as the State Opera and the Musikverein, the Vienna Konzerthaus is considered a classic stronghold that has adapted to the challenges of the 21st century with a phase of renovation which took place during the turn of the millennium. As well as its world-class classical concerts, which range from symphony to chamber music, the venue’s eclectic programming also hosts numerous jazz, pop, and world music concerts which come with an increased need for sound reinforcement.

DPA Microphones Chosen For the Irish President’s Inauguration

30/11/2018 - Production News

Ireland – Exceptional sound quality and aesthetically pleasing design were the key reasons why DPA microphones were chosen to provide amplification during the Inauguration of Michael D Higgins who was recently sworn in for a second term as the President of Ireland after re-election in October with 56% of the vote.

Meyer Sound Creates Impeccable Aural Ambience for Denmark’s Café Vivaldi Chain

29/11/2018 - Project News

Denmark – As befits an enterprise named after an illustrious composer of convivial “foreground music,” Denmark’s Café Vivaldi places a high priority on sound quality in its casual restaurants. To ensure the optimum aural ambience, Copenhagen-based Prime Production has installed Meyer Sound IntelligentDC reinforcement systems for recorded music playback and, in many cases, live music presentations at nine Café Vivaldi locations, with more planned for the future. The choice of Meyer Sound systems reflects an overall commitment to excellence on the part of Café Vivaldi founder and CEO, Chibo Deliktas.

Renaissance in Rimini

29/11/2018 - Project News

Italy – The Teatro Galli is a stunning architectural masterpiece in Rimini, Italy. Constructed between 1843 and 1857, the original theatre was designed by the illustrious architect Luigi Poletti of Modena and when completed, was one of the biggest theatres in Italy. Celebrated composer Giuseppe Verdi contributed the Opera Aroldo for the Teatro Nuovo’s inauguration and until an earthquake forced its closure from 1916-1923, it enjoyed great success. Following a first restoration, the theatre flourished until it was bombed in 1943 during World War II. Badly damaged, the theatre, by this time dedicated to the nationally famous musician, composer and critic Amintore Galli, lay derelict until 1975 when it was partly restored and the City Council moved into its refurbished foyer. In more recent times, a long and intense culture-based debate took place about how to best reconstruct the entire theatre. Following these discussions and with regional and EU support, a full restoration commenced in 2014 and was completed in October 2018. The fully restored Theatre Galli is nothing short of a masterpiece, one that UK technology company GDS has played a small but very important part in helping to paint.

Chauvet Professional Ovation Provides Theatrical Looks at Colombia's University of Atlántico

29/11/2018 - Project News

Colombia – With 12,248 students and 656 full-time professors, the University of Atlántico is the largest higher education institution in Columbia. As part of a recent move to transform the University's multi-purpose auditorium into a full-fledged theatre for its students, local AV specialists Schallertech provided a versatile lighting arrangement, specifying a number of Chauvet Professional Ovation E-260WW, Ovation E-160WW and Ovation F-95WW fixtures.

Pearl Jam Comes Home for the Homeless

29/11/2018 - Production News

USA – Playing three-hour shows with 30-plus songs and set lists that change with each performance, Pearl Jam is well known for giving audiences their money’s worth. But on the band’s most recent stadium run, there was another group that received an even more tangible financial benefit: Seattle’s homeless population. Following Pearl Jam’s two sold-out Safeco Field “Home Shows”, the band’s first hometown Emerald City concerts in five years, the band donated $868,189 from ticket and merchandise sales to a variety of King County homeless-related organisations and service providers. Furthermore, this outpouring of generosity helped prompt philanthropic donations from other organisations ultimately totalling $10.8 million, according to The Seattle Times.

Adlib Has Moved

29/11/2018 - Business News

UK – Adlib has moved to a brand-new Liverpool headquarters in Knowsley, ideally located just off Junction 4 of the M57.

Leading Czech Sound Engineer Invests in Yamaha RIVAGE PM7

29/11/2018 - Production News

Czech Republic – Prominent Czech sound engineer Jiri Jehlar always insists on the best sound for every production that he works on. One of the first front of house engineers in the Czech Republic to use digital mixers, Jiri was so impressed with the Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 digital mixing system that he has invested in one.

Chauvet Professional Finds the Beat at Liverpool Disco Festival

28/11/2018 - Production News

UK – While bands like the Beatles, Echo & the Bunnymen and The La’s might have succeeded in establishing Liverpool’s place on the world’s entertainment stage, a recent city-wide resurgence of music and art and culture is proving that the city is still a major cultural force in popular culture.

L-Acoustics, pioneer in professional audio solutions, strengthens its R&D and Production expertise with acquisition of HGP

28/11/2018 - Business News

France – L-Acoustics, headquartered near Paris and HGP, a manufacturer of precision sheet metal, based in Amboise, France jointly announce the acquisition of HGP and its sister entity API, specialised in powder coating by L-Acoustics.

Cellist Mai Bloomfield Reaches New Heights While on Tour With GRAMMY Award-Winner Jason Mraz

28/11/2018 - Production News

USA – As an accomplished singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Mai Bloomfield has spent the past five years touring with GRAMMY award-winner Jason Mraz as part of his ten-piece band. As one of the only members of the band playing a fretless instrument (cello) on stage, Bloomfield is presented with a variety of unique sound challenges. On a quest to improve her stage experience, Bloomfield found success with the d:vote CORE 4099 instrument microphone from DPA Microphones.

International Star Sigrid Takes UK by Storm

28/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Since achieving international success in 2017 with the single “Don’t Kill My Vibe”, Norwegian singer-songwriter Sigrid has recently completed her biggest UK tour to date – with the last show taking place at the O2 Academy in Brixton, London – supported by an Allen & Heath dLive system.

ETC announces new Paris office with recent acquisition

27/11/2018 - Business News

France – ETC has announced the opening of its newest office in Paris. Local French distributor, Avab Transtechnik France (ATF) has been selling and supporting ETC products for over 15 years and has always shared strong values of service and innovation. When the owners of ATF, Jean-Louis Pernette and Christian Rezgui retired in May, an opportunity arose for ETC to acquire the French company and increase its presence in the European market. With this acquisition, ATF becomes part of the ETC family and is officially named ETC France.

HSL is Together Forever for Rick Astley Tour

27/11/2018 - Production News

UK - Rick Astley, a global 1980s' dance pop guru, retired from the music industry in 1993 aged 27 with a string of foot-tappingly infectious and successful tunes to his name, but is now back on the road with a brand-new album. Beautiful Life influenced by his passion for rich, interactive soul and the same rhythmic integrity that made the likes of “Never Gonna Give You Up” and others such universal hits.

Peitsman Goes Mega

27/11/2018 - Production News

The Netherlands – Hans Peitsman is not generally a man who does things by halves, unless the half precedes “a million euros” of course, which is approximately how much he has recently invested in new Robe lighting fixtures.

Chauvet Professional Gives Retro a Modern Twist on Allen Stone Tour

27/11/2018 - Production News

USA – Rising contemporary R&B star Allen Stone and his band have toured internationally and have opened for Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Hall & Oates, and the Dave Matthews Band. Stone has also appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and was recently a celebrity mentor on American Idol. Although his music draws on the rich tradition of R&B, it also offers a fresh new sound.

Peter Codron Appointed UK Sales Manager at Martin Audio

27/11/2018 - People News

UK – An important cog in the restructuring of Martin Audio’s sales team, following its successful MBO this summer, has been the appointment of highly experienced audio professional, Peter Codron as new UK sales manager.

Green Hippo leads an all-star Cast

27/11/2018 - Event News

Germany – Green Hippo occupied a key role in its German distributor’s 2018 open day, which took place on 11th October in Schwerte, Germany. A key date in the industry calendar, the event attracted an impressive 250 industry professionals. Hosted by Christian Pies, sales director at Cast, the day included a programme of talks from industry professionals, as well as, of course, regular stops for ‘kaffe and cookies’.

Experiment Intrinsic takes TiMax on wild all-night ambient DJ adventure

27/11/2018 - Production News

UK - Experiment Intrinsic provides ambient all-night adventures in electronic music, exploring the spaces created with sound. They formulate alcohol-free, limited capacity events in intimate and spiritual spaces where all the senses are catered for. Of course the quality of sound is of utmost importance, and for this reason a TiMax SoundHub spatial processor is always at the heart of the immersive sound system.

Sound Space Vision Delivers an Artful Solution to the Royal Academy’s Transformation

27/11/2018 - Project News

UK – In 2012 Sound Space Vision beat all competition to become the theatre design and acoustics consultant for David Chipperfield Architects’ master plan to unite the Royal Academy of Arts’ 18th century Burlington House with its neighbour, Burlington Gardens, and transform the interiors throughout. SSV’s brief was to modernise and equip Burlington Gardens’ 19th-century lecture theatre for 21st century presentation and performance, and this was later expanded to include acoustics advice on the new gallery spaces and the learning centre, as well as mechanical systems.

Theo Cox Designs Spectacular Arena Tour for Yumi Matsutoya

27/11/2018 - Production News

Japan – Multimillion-selling Japanese singer Yumi Matsutoya’s ‘Time Machine’ arena tour has kicked off in spectacular style with a stunning lighting design by Theo Cox.

Historic East London theatre upgrades with EM Acoustics

26/11/2018 - Project News

UK – Autograph Sales & Installations has recently supplied a number of EM Acoustics EMS-61 loudspeakers and mounting hardware along with a DiGiCo SD9T digital mixing system to Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Renkus-Heinz ICONYX Enables Miraculous Sound at Agion Panton Church

26/11/2018 - Project News

Cyprus – Famed for fine strawberries and a biennial Strawberry Festival, the village of Deryneia in south-eastern Cyprus boasts housed and open-air folk art museums and older Byzantine churches, as well as the more recent vintage Agion Panton (All Saints) Church. Begun in 1974, Agion Panton Church's construction was interrupted by the Turkish invasion of that year but resumed in 1987, finally reaching completion in 1992.

CT Celebrates ten-year Partnership with European Tour

26/11/2018 - Production News

UAE – On the 15th November 2018 golf fans from all over the world came together to watch the duel between the two Ryder Cup teammates Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood as they raced to become Europe’s No 1 at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. The four-day event, held at Jumeirah Golf Estates marked the tenthh anniversary and the final stop of the tournament.

GLP US Appoints Miles Dudgeon as North East Sales Manager

26/11/2018 - People News

USA – GLP has announced that Miles Dudgeon has been appointed as the company’s new sales manager for the North East.

CueStack “Beyond the Veil” music video a lighting-themed visual experience

26/11/2018 - Production News

Austria – Modern metal/electronic band CueStack recently released their third effort in a series of debut music videos that features a sophisticated industrial stage design packed with 170 high-tech lighting units from Elation Professional. “Beyond the Veil” shows a dystopian vision of the new digital age and uses the intricate set-up as both performance lighting and impactful visual accompaniment.

W-DMX appoints new distributor in Denmark

23/11/2018 - Business News

Denmark – As part of a new strategy plan in the Scandinavian country, Matrix Sales has become, effective immediately, the new Wireless Solution distributor in Denmark.

Christ Fellowship Looks Forward with Chauvet Professional

23/11/2018 - Project News

USA – The sun broke through the clouds on Easter Sunday, setting a bright, uplifting mood outside for the opening of the new worship centre at Christ Fellowship church. Stepping inside the building, one of eleven Christ Fellowship campuses, worshippers encountered a sleek and spacious room with a curved thrust stage, two-tiered auditorium seating, three IMAG LED video panels, a larger wall centre stage and two smaller units to either side of it. Surrounding the larger panel and located at other positions around the stage was a collection of 161 Chauvet Professional LED fixtures, supplied by Mankin Media Systems.

Tucker Wilde Goes Rogue on Lettuce Tour

23/11/2018 - Production News

USA – A really good thing about touring with a band like Lettuce is that one never quite knows what to expect. Masters of weaving influences from jazz and funk into their own distinctive sound, the chart-topping sextet takes off on a joyful musical romp every show, pulling in sounds from all sorts of directions, and providing their Fall Tour LD with an incredible busking opportunity in the process.

Full Metal Power with Accept and Allen & Heath dLive

23/11/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – German heavy metal heroes Accept rely on Allen & Heath’s dLive system for FOH and monitor duties on their current worldwide ‘Rise of Chaos’ tour.

PRG Acquires Large GLP impression S350 Stock

22/11/2018 - Production News

Germany – PRG Germany has wasted little time in adding large quantities of GLP’s new impression S350 next generation LED moving head to its hire fleet in a deal which will see the company taking a minimum of 100 of the fixtures on stock.

Adamson Appoints Ben Millson to Oversee New APAC Office in Thailand

22/11/2018 - People News

Thailand – In response to its substantial ongoing growth in the Asia-Pacific region, Adamson Systems Engineering has established a new office in Chiang Mai, Thailand to better serve its partner network and further enhance its brand profile. Correspondingly, the company has appointed Ben Millson as managing director for the APAC region to oversee the new office and its operations throughout the relevant territories.

Movecat Academy Seminar Schedule 2019

22/11/2018 - Standards News

Germany – Once again in 2019, Movecat Academy is offering an extensive range of training courses. Movecat has expanded still further the range of seminars on offer, as it did in 2018, and added more dates to the schedule; it is still highly advisable, however, to book early as the various courses often sell out quickly. It is easy to register online at the Movecat website, where the exact timetables and dates of the various courses are displayed. All the events are staged by Movecat in Nufringen.

Ben Everett Expands Rig for Maggie Rogers at KOKO with Chauvet Professional Rogue R1 FX-B

22/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Describing the sound of rising young star Maggie Rogers is no easy task. One critic called her “an electric Joni Mitchell.” She is in reality much more, with an acoustic sound that goes much deeper into country than folk, and a driving electric undercurrent that pushes her into club-like vibes. This unique mix mesmerised Pharrell Williams when he heard her at a master class at NYU two years ago. It was an encounter that helped launch her career, drawing attention to what would become a Top 20 hit on the US rock chart.

CDD-WR Installed in Roppongi Hills Arena

22/11/2018 - Project News

Japan – It is known as the city where ideas come from. Calm and welcoming, the massive Tokyo development of Roppongi Hills is a creative hub, open to everyone.

From subtle solos to riotous rock, Philips Vari-Lite’s VL10 BeamWash delivers for Tom Odell

21/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Signify has announced that its powerful new intelligent effects luminaire, the Philips Vari-Lite VL10 BeamWash, is delivering a dynamic performance for the current European tour by popular British singer-songwriter, Tom Odell.

Corporate Events Gives Dynamic Visuals to AV Awards 20th Anniversary Celebration with Chauvet Professional

21/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Having served as the benchmark for new trends and developments in the AV industry across the globe during the last two decades, the AV Awards is something of an institution within the corporate digital visual and audio industry. Tasked with pulling out all the stops to mark the 20th anniversary of the recent AV Awards, live events specialists Corporate Events Ltd responded with an extra special circus and steampunk-inspired production, which was bolstered by a selection of Chauvet Professional Rogue RH1 Hybrid fixtures.

Texas Live! State-of-the-Art Sports Entertainment Complex Drafts L-Acoustics in the First Round

21/11/2018 - Project News

USA – They say everything in Texas is big, and the new 200,000-square-foot Texas Live! entertainment complex certainly fits that bill with its ample array of dining, live music, and other entertainment options and, next year, the first Live! by Loews boutique hotel. Backed by the Texas Rangers and City of Arlington, among others, the vast $250M complex recently celebrated its grand opening, an event heard loud and clear via Kara and Kiva II systems in two of its primary performance spaces networked via AVB and processed by the Lone Star State’s very first installed P1 digital audio processor.

Clair Brothers Adds its C12-M to Arsenal of Rental Partner Grupo Friends In Spain

21/11/2018 - Business News

Spain – This year has been nothing short of magical for American loudspeaker innovators, Clair Brothers, in Spain. Fresh on the heels of bringing Spain’s renowned VTècnics on board as a distributor, they’ve added yet another impressive Spanish company as a rental partner – Grupo Friends – a team known for taking care of everything related to producing an event, from assembly of scenes, tents, lighting and sound, to the hiring of artists and even providing dressing rooms. Grupo Friends is also proudly known for consistently differentiating themselves in the marketplace by overcoming challenges to meet ever-evolving customer demands for higher quality sound. Says Francisco Yllana (pictured), general director of Grupo Friends: “Overcoming the challenges of what customers want is an obligation we take seriously. And when it comes to what sound systems we offer, we only work with the best available products in the world. It’s why we’ve chosen to work with Clair Brothers.”

Composer Max Richter Goes Touring with DPA Microphones

21/11/2018 - Production News

Germany & USA – Post-minimalist British composer and musician Max Richter is renowned for his prolific output, which includes composing and recording his own music and writing for stage, opera, ballet, television and film. In recent months Richter has been touring Germany and the USA with a show that incorporates music from his first solo album The Blue Notes, his first ballet, Infra, and a selection of pieces he wrote for the cult HBO TV series The Leftovers.

ETC and Avab head to JTSE 2018 with a special reveal

21/11/2018 - Event News

France – On November 27-28, ETC will be teaming up with Avab Transtechnik France at JTSE, and this year an exciting announcement will be made exclusively at the show. High End Systems will also be exhibiting at the annual trade show which takes place at Porte de la Chapelle in Paris.

Artiste Picasso “Best Moving Light” Award Winner at 2018 WFX

21/11/2018 - Event News

USA – Elation Professional’s Artiste series of theatrical-grade moving heads has again been recognised as uniquely innovative. The Artiste Picasso has been honoured with a New Product Award in the Moving Light category at the recent WFX Conference & Expo in Orlando, the sixth time the series has been recognized by industry peers.

Valamar Girandella Resort Enjoys the Sound of Community and Apart Loudspeakers Indoors and Out

20/11/2018 - Project News

Croatia – HUST d.o.o. has installed over 1,000 Apart and Community loudspeakers in the new audio and video systems it provided for the Valamar Girandella Resort. The resort complex, located in Rabac on the beautiful Adriatic coast of northern Croatia, comprises the Girandella Family Hotel, the Girandella Maro Suites: Kinderhotel, the Girandella adult hotel, the Girandella Premium Villas, the Bellevue hotel and the Sundance Beach Club.

Tunnel Vision in Iceland

20/11/2018 - Project News

Iceland – “Lava Tunnel” is a spectacular lava tube tunnel, one of the longest in Iceland at 1,360 metres, and around 30 metres wide in places, with up to ten metres of headroom. Its majestic and intricate interior collage of colours and textures is the result of massive volcanic eruptions 5000 years ago.

Going in Circles with Nephew

20/11/2018 - Production News

Denmark - Danish alt rockers Nephew – one of the most popular, successful and critically acclaimed bands in Denmark – announced at the end of 2017 that they were reuniting in 2018 after a four-year hiatus. Simultaneously, they announced two major gigs in October 2018 at the Jyske Bank Boxen Arena in Herning and the Royal Arena in Copenhagen – the two largest venues in Denmark. Over 30,000 tickets sold out in a day.

Meyer Sound Leo Family Soars with Twenty One Pilots on “Bandito Tour”

20/11/2018 - Production News

USA – Flying high on their number one album release, Trench, avant-garde rock icons Twenty One Pilots blazed across the United States through the fall months on their sell-out “Bandito Tour.” Packing A-level arenas at every stop, frontman Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun underscored the show’s physical acrobatics and visual pyrotechnics with potent audio delivered by a 138-loudspeaker Meyer Sound Leo Family system supplied by VER Tour Sound in partnership with Concert Investor.

Ayrton MagicPanel-602 in the frame for Shania Twain

20/11/2018 - Production News

Worldwide - Canadian singer songwriter and all round ‘Queen of Country Pop’, Shania Twain, is hitting the road with her long-awaited Shania Now tour. Twain has wowed audiences in North America and Europe this summer and autumn with her fast, exciting and ever-changing stage show. The constant motion and changing looks on stage are aided and abetted by Ayrton’s MagicPanel-602 fixtures.

Rosco Architectural

20/11/2018 - Business News

Rosco Architectural comprises of sales specialists and project managers whose primary function is to provide designers, contractors and suppliers with product consultation and customised support from conception through project execution. The group’s mission is to support clients in the creation, colouration and control of light in themed environments, including retail, museum, corporate, hospitality, and anywhere that dramatic architectural lighting is desired.

Yamaha Partners BBC Introducing Live Again

20/11/2018 - Production News

UK – For thousands of people aspiring to a successful career in the music business, London’s Tobacco Dock venue was the place to get the inside track as BBC Introducing staged its annual three-day discovery festival in November. Now in its second year, the BBC Introducing Live event again benefited from a strong musical partnership with Yamaha.

Hog Factor UK: The Final

20/11/2018 - Event News

UK – The UK Hog Factor competition final took place at Production Futures this year, where two teams competed against one another in a lighting showdown using High End Systems’ Hog 4 console. The students from the team: ‘Two CLC’s and a Norwegian walk into a bar’, took first place in the student lighting programming contest.

MLA Makes its Mark from Hyde Park to Foynhagen

20/11/2018 - Production News

Norway – Over the years, Martin Audio’s unique MLA technology has proven its ability not only to unite all audiences, but at the same time reduce the off site noise pollution to acceptable levels, thus making challenging festivals and outdoor events viable.

Eric Price Goes Rogue for Taking Back Sunday

20/11/2018 - Production News

USA – Opportunity knocks in different ways. Eric Price was enjoying his summer last year when he got a call from his old friend David Jun, whom he had worked with on tours in the past. The guitar tech for Taking Back Sunday, Jun told his friend that the band was looking for a lighting designer, and encouraged him to contact them. Price jumped at the chance.

Luminex GigaCore Debuts AVB at Roskilde Festival

20/11/2018 - Production News

Denmark – More than 130,000 people and 184 artists were able to witness the AVB debut of Luminex Network Intelligence in a strong co-operation with Bright Group and Meyer Sound systems at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. On both the Orange stage and the Arena stage audio was running on AVB protocol from Meyer Sound Galileo Galaxy 816 network platform through a rock-solid network of 28 GigaCore 10 switches of Luminex Network Intelligence.

Living The Dream: An Audient ASP4816 Emigrates to New Zealand

20/11/2018 - Project News

New ZealandLondon producer/musician Sam Johnson emigrated last year and set up Rhythm Ace Studio in New Plymouth, bringing his entire studio set-up, including an Audient ASP4816 and over 20 years’ experience in the music business with him. He describes the first few months as “an amazing start.”

Imogen Heap Launches ‘MYCELIA World Tour’ with Allen & Heath

20/11/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – Grammy Award-winning artist, Imogen Heap, has taken to the road for the first time in eight years on a 40-week long ‘MYCELIA’ world tour, accompanied by an Allen & Heath dLive system and frequently partnering with a d&b audiotechnik Soundscape, to provide an immersive 3D audio experience for concert-goers.

Version 2 Lights appoints Finance Director

19/11/2018 - People News

UK – Broadcast and event lighting specialist, Version 2 has appointed Graham Baskeyfield as its new finance director.

In-ground fixtures with W-DMX

19/11/2018 - Project News

Austria – Studio Due Light, in collaboration with LEMAN Gmbh in Austria, have recently illuminated the Novomatic Forum in Vienna, as part of a façade lighting overhaul. The previous fixtures installed were traditional luminaries with a high level of energy wasted.

Robe in the Prime Circle

19/11/2018 - Production News

South Africa – Celebrity endorsement is something most brands dream about, and some pay massively for, but when South Africa’s foremost and hugely popular rock band Prime Circle decided to actually invest in Robe moving lights it took the concept to a completely different level!

Four ESTA Standards Approved

19/11/2018 - Standards News

On 6th November, ANSI's Board of Standards Review approved four ESTA standards. Three are new or revised standards and one is the reaffirmation without changes of an existing standard. All four are published, and are available for free download from the TSP website at, thanks to the sponsorship of Prosight Specialty Insurance. They are also available for sale from ANSI and IHS for the retail price of $40. The four standards are:

AEG Europe Announces Three New Appointments

19/11/2018 - People News

UK – AEG Europe has announced the appointments of John Langford (currently vice president and general manager of The O2) as chief operating officer, Paul Reeve (currently finance director of The O2 & The SSE Arena, Wembley) as chief financial officer, and Emma Bownes (currently programming director) in the newly created role of vice president of programming across AEG's European venue portfolio. Their appointments follow the recent news that Alex Hill will take over as president of AEG Europe from 1st January 2019.

JDI Productions Creates Engagement for Wu-Tang Clan with Chauvet Professional

19/11/2018 - Production News

USA – Now there’s a brand new day to mark on the November calendar, at least for residents of Staten Island. On Friday 9th November, officials in the New York City borough announced that henceforth that day will be forever observed on the island as “Wu-Tang Clan Day.” It was a fitting honour for the local group from the Park Hill neighbourhood that revolutionised rap 25 years ago on 9th November, 1993, with their debut album Enter the Wu-Tang.

L-Acoustics takes on Pentaport Rock Festival’s biggest challenge

19/11/2018 - Production News

South Korea – For the past 13 years, Incheon, South Korea has hosted the Pentaport Rock Festival, held in the city’s Pentaport Park for three days each summer. Produced by Yescom Entertainment, it is one of the country’s biggest live music events and covers a wide variety of musical genres. This year it featured the industrial rock of Nine Inch Nails, the moody electronica of Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, the shifting nuances of My Bloody Valentine and rocking performances from local favourites including Jaurim and Daybreak. But for all of the diverse styles, the L-Acoustics K1 and K2 system, supplied by local rental company Seoul Sound, delivered consistency of SPL and tonal balance across every inch of the main KB Kookmin Starshop Stage’s extensive field.

Audiologic Appoints Rhoda Warren

16/11/2018 - People News

UK – Audiologic has announced the appointment of Rhoda Warren to the position of accounts assistant. Rhoda joins the company from a background in accounts and book-keeping in the construction and education sectors. Widely experienced in all aspects of customer accounts, VAT and payroll, she will fit seamlessly into Audiologic life. The company continues to enjoy strong growth: its commitment to recruitment across all sectors of the business, reflects the increasing demands placed upon its operations. Rhoda is the latest addition to a strong team led by financial director Matt Boland, who recognises the qualities she brings to the company:

Kinesys in Control at the Østre Gasværk Teater

16/11/2018 - Project News

Denmark – Copenhagen's magnificent Østre Gasværk Teater in the city’s Østerbro district is housed in a former gas holder once part of the old Eastern Gasworks complex, built in 1878 and designed by Martin Nyrop, also the architect of Copenhagen City Hall.

Robe for Roger Waters’ Us+Them Tour

16/11/2018 - Production News

Worldwide - Few artist activists on the planet have had more impact than Roger Waters whose live shows present a cerebrally charged mix of music, politics, social commentary and visual intelligence in performances that are as captivating and powerful as they are provocative.

NEXT-proaudio introduces Audio Tool Software

16/11/2018 - Equipment News

Audio Tool is the new free software developed by NEXT-proaudio with the main goal to help end-users when configuring their systems (speakers + amplifiers).

TMB Welcomes Tim Obermann as European Sales Manager

16/11/2018 - People News

Europe – TMB announces the expansion of its European Sales operations with the welcome addition of Tim Obermann as European Sales Manager. Tim brings with him an extensive background in technical show production, sales, administration, and business management, as well as a long relationship with TMB.

Chauvet Professional Mavericks from Fumasoli Add Timeless Touch to L’Orage Concert At Arco d’Augusto

16/11/2018 - Production News

Italy – With its massive central arch, fluted shafts, Corinthian capitals, and shields depicting ancient divinities, the Arco d’Augusto stands as a monument to Roman art and engineering. This fall, the imposing structure, which was dedicated to the Emperor Augustus by the Roman Senate in 27 BC, also served as a hauntingly evocative setting for a concert by the award-winning Italian folk rock band L’Orage, as they performed on a stage set up under the spacious arch.

ArKaos introduces TrackDJ in the new GrandVJ 2.6

16/11/2018 - Equipment News

The first adopter of TrackDJ are Pioneer / ShowKontrol and Mixxx which allows GrandVJ and GrandVJ XT to track the real-time creative work of a DJ as they are playing live.

Rory Peck Awards 2018

16/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Richard Martin Lighting was once again be a part of the Rory Peck Awards 2018.

Alcons Assists Anniversary Concert for John Paul II’s Papal Appointment

16/11/2018 - Production News

Poland – The church of St Brygida (St Bridget) in Gdańsk, Poland, recently hosted a televised concert to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s appointment. An Alcons Audio pro-ribbon audio system was the ideal solution to tame the church’s difficult acoustics.

Doughty introduces new Heavy Duty Boom Arm

16/11/2018 - Equipment News

A new1000mm Heavy Duty Boom Arm, capable of taking the weight of a moving light has been launched by Doughty Engineering. The latest addition to the Boom Arm range is set to offer users an attractive solution without the need for a brace.

Light Fantastic Production Services – Bohemian Rhapsody world premiere and after party

16/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Event production specialist Light Fantastic Production Services partnered with Limited Edition Event Design to provide the main stage plus a complete after party installation for the world premiere of the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody at the SSE Wembley Arena.

Royal Opera House sings praises of Unusual Rigging

16/11/2018 - Project News

UK – After two years of building works, the revamped front of house spaces the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden opened to the public this autumn. As part of the renovation, a number of exhibitions and displays now enhance the new spaces and offer visitors the opportunity to learn more about the Royal Opera House and the art forms it supports as well as showcasing the ROH's past and present to inspire every day audiences. Unusual Rigging was brought on board to help devise a way of installing a number of scrims over the escalator leading to the newly refurbished spaces on Level 5.

HK Audio expands business in Italy with new distribution partner Sisme

16/11/2018 - Business News

Italy – HK Audio has increased its presence in Italy by appointing Sisme as its exclusive distributor in the country as of October 2018.

Murt Whelan Sound invests in Ireland’s first SD12

16/11/2018 - Production News

Ireland – With a burgeoning Irish music scene and ever increasing demand for rider-friendly consoles, Murt Whelan, owner of the eponymously named Murt Whelan Sound, decided to invest in DiGiCo, choosing an SD12 as his first console from the brand and the first SD12 in Ireland. It proved so popular, that he quickly decided to add an SD10 to his inventory.

DM Audio joins Adamson rental network

15/11/2018 - Business News

UK – DM Audio based in Edinburgh are the latest company to join the Adamson rental partner network, having recently purchased a substantial S10 line array system from Edinburgh-based certified re-seller Live Systems.

Rebel Hearts for First Aid Kit Tour

15/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Franki McDade is the lighting designer behind the edgy and intelligent visual show that has been supporting Swedish duo First Aid Kit’s world tour, which kicked off in January when their “Ruins” album was released. The tour has just completed its latest UK leg, with lighting and video equipment supplied by Colour Sound Experiment.

Distributor awards presentation in 2018

15/11/2018 - Event News

Germany – Prolyte Group, one of the world leading manufacturers of truss, staging and hoists, presented 2018 Distributor Awards at International Training Center (ITC), Germany during their Partner Immersion Event (PIE).

Clair Brothers 10SPOT Hybrid Loudspeaker Lands NAMM TEC Award Nomination

15/11/2018 - Event News

USA – In recognition of Clair Brother’s latest groundbreaking innovation – the 10SPOT hybrid loudspeaker and winner of the InfoComm 2018 Best of Show Award – the 34th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards at NAMM 2019 have nominated this amazing product for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the “Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker” category.

Herrick Goldman Reflects Magic of Tinga Tinga Tales With Help from Chauvet Professional

15/11/2018 - Production News

USA – Why do chameleons change colour? Technically, it has something to do with things called nanocrystals in their cell structure, but a more wondrous and soul-stirring explanation can be found in one of the many African fables that come vividly to life in Tinga Tinga Tales – The Musical. A scene in the Kenyan children’s musical recounts a time when the chameleon was a dull, grey and sad creature. That was until it met a butterfly who led it to a very special rainbow. Stepping onto the rainbow, the chameleon instantly metamorphosed into a magnificently coloured animal resplendent in reds, yellows, oranges, pinks and greens.

Halo-A helps Legoland Windsor Resort to finish season with a bang!

15/11/2018 - Production News

UK – The end-of-season fireworks display at Legoland Windsor Resort is one of the resort’s most anticipated events on the calendar. Six shows are held over three weekends during late October and early November, with this year’s ‘Legoland Heroes’ extravaganza, deemed the most spectacular and ambitious yet. Sound designer, Dave Shepherd, has been looking after the sound for the fireworks display since 2003. This year, following the demos held at LH2 in June, he opted to try out the recently launched Halo Arena large format line array system from EM Acoustics.

Spotlight FresneLEDs Deliver an Energy-Efficient Performance without Compromise for Production Bureau

15/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Live events creative solutions specialist, Production Bureau (Pb) has invested in 20 Spotlight FresneLED 200 warm white universal dimming luminaires for use on client events during the busy autumn season.

Flint Baptist Mixes, Monitors and Broadcasts with Allen & Heath

15/11/2018 - Project News

USA – Completed in July of 2018, Flint Baptist Church’s modern, 1,650-seat facility features Allen & Heath consoles at FOH and broadcast with ME-1 personal mixers for its band and praise singers. The rapidly growing church, located in Flint, Texas, blends contemporary and traditional worship styles with a large choir, band and praise team leading its services. Flint Baptist’s new audio and video systems were installed by Broadcast Works of Tyler, Texas.

It’s All Black & White from Video Design

15/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Art and artistry appear fundamental to a live performance by Bon Iver; theirs is always more than just a collection of musicians on stage. For lighting designer Michael Brown this is reflected in the reliance on white light, shade and contrast. With that in mind, when the band asked production manager James Dean to prospect for an IMAG system, he sought more than just good technology.

Kings Place Opts for Panasonic Cameras for its Flexible Event Space

15/11/2018 - Project News

UK – Kings Place, an independently funded arts and conference centre in London has integrated Panasonic broadcast cameras into its event space.

HSL Gets the Blue Lights for Jorja Smith Tour

14/11/2018 - Production News

Europe – Critics Choice Brit Award-winning singer-songwriter Jorja Smith is one of the UK’s most exciting rising star musical talents, currently enjoying the success, both commercially and creatively of her debut album, “Lost & Found”.

Clair Solutions Updates Sound Reinforcement at Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium

14/11/2018 - Project News

USA – Opened in 1892, Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee is best known as the home of the Grand Ole Opry radio broadcast between 1943 and 1974. Its age and cultural significance led to its inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. One of the most prestigious music venues in the world and a coveted, bucket list under-play for artists across all genres, her iconic stage has seen the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Mumford and Sons, Harry Styles and Garth Brooks in recent years.

Metalworks Production Group Forges Ahead with L-Acoustics

14/11/2018 - Production News

Canada – Looking at the 50,000-square-foot complex that is Metalworks just west of downtown Toronto in Mississauga, it’s almost hard to imagine that it came from relatively modest roots. Starting out as a private studio, the company has now grown into a multi-faceted operation that includes a large commercial studio, production school, and live sound provider with a major investment in L-Acoustics loudspeaker systems, including its most recent addition of a full K2 system.

Blue Parrot invests in Martin by Harman MAC Encore Performance and new Wash variant

14/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Formed at the turn of the millennium with the aim of providing lighting and production services to the theatre and events industry, Edinburgh-based Blue Parrot has enjoyed a long association with Martin lighting over the years. This has taken them from MAC 500s and 600s right through to today’s Auras and Vipers.

GLP Break New Ground at LDI 2018

14/11/2018 - Event News

USA – GLP’s status as a major league player in the production industry was firmly cemented at this year’s LDI Show in Las Vegas (19-21 October) where they were awarded the Best Large Booth gong by show organisers, Live Design International, who cited the company’s “excellent demos and presentation of a wide range of products”.

Audiologic Recruits Richard Minter

14/11/2018 - People News

UK – Audiologic has recruited vastly experienced industry professional Richard Minter to the position of procurement manager. After working first at Hayden Laboratories and then TEAC/Tascam, Richard moved on to enjoy a lengthy career at Sennheiser, during which time he rose to the position of operations manager. Richard joins Audiologic to take on his new challenge at a time of significant expansion. An expert in purchasing, planning, stock control and sales support, he is held in high regard throughout the AV industry, where his knowledge of products and markets is as detailed as it is extensive.

Pearce Hire invests in Prolyte Arc Roof system

14/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Pearce Hire provides full technical production services for outdoor events around the UK, regularly supplying over 2,000 events per year on Greenfield sites, at festivals, for tours, exhibitions, architectural installations, sporting and entertainment productions. So the demand for easy-to-construct, versatile staging structures are something Pearce Hire is frequently asked to specify.

Lights in Alingsås supported by W-DMX

14/11/2018 - Production News

Sweden – Lights in Alingsås, the experimental architectural lighting installation, started when students from Ljuscentrum Gothenburg University came to Alingsås in 1998. Ten years later, the urban exhibition attracts more than 85,000 visitors every year and has become the largest lighting event in public spaces in Northern Europe.

Made in Germany

14/11/2018 - Equipment News

Steinigke Showtechnic expands its product range in the field of DMX tools and therefore relies on its own development and production. The DMX splitters and mergers of the Eurolite brand are 100% "made in Germany" and convince with their high quality.

dLive Joins The Feeling for ‘Twelve Stops and Home’ Anniversary Tour

14/11/2018 - Production News

UK - English pop-rockers, The Feeling, recently celebrated the 12th anniversary of their debut album with their ‘Twelve Stops and Home’ tour, which was supported by an Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system.

Frequence Adds System T to its Rental Portfolio

14/11/2018 - Production News

France – Fréquence is a pro AV rental and service company based near Paris. It was founded in 2010 by Julien Perilleux (pictured) and quickly became a market leader in wireless systems (intercomms, microphones monitors), Fibre links, AoIP, and recording / mixing services for large live and broadcast events.

Outdoor laser system released

14/11/2018 - Equipment News

Laserworld has released a professional laser system specifically dedicated to the outdoor use for logo, text and architectural projection, the the PL-5500RGB Outdoor. It is housed in a rainproof enclosure and has a built-in control interface that can be loaded with laser frames and animations. The system can be either computer controlled or run automatically, e.g. switched with a timer clock or a timed show playback.

Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 is the best for Blitz

14/11/2018 - Production News

UK – As a leading technical event production provider Blitz, a GES company, is committed to delivering the highest production standards. This commitment to quality and excellence is a key reason for investing in Yamaha’s flagship digital mixing system, RIVAGE PM10.

Atlona and Partner for Voice-Controlled Distributed AV

14/11/2018 - Business News

USA – Atlona is extending the reach of its whole-home AV systems into the residential and light commercial markets through a new partnership with, an industry leader in artificial intelligence for the home. The complete solution integrates Josh voice control platforms with Atlona HDR-H2H and PRO3 Series HDMI-to-HDBaseT matrix switchers. The simple configuration-based setup processes allow installers to offer intelligent, high-quality distributed AV for connected homes and small businesses.

Loving Rex Orange County is Easy for Robe

13/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Talented rising star singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rex Orange County (Alexander O’ Connor) has been making a big impact across the UK on his first full production tour and, ensuring that the lighting has also looked fresh, interesting and appropriate, is Will Kinnaird.

Popular musicals highlighted by moving heads from SGM Light

13/11/2018 - Production News

Denmark - Lighting designer Mike Holm has been in charge of many light installations throughout his career but had his first encounter with SGMs G-4 Wash for the successful Danish musical Seebach. After almost a year-long run with over 200,000 tickets sold, Seebach became the best-selling musical in Denmark in 15 years.

Global Superstar Jason Derulo Delivers High-Energy “2Sides World Tour” Across Europe Using Wigwam Acoustics’ Meyer Sound Leo Family Rig

13/11/2018 - Production News

Europe – Riding a string of hit singles, from his chart-topping “Whatcha Say” and “Talk Dirty” featuring 2 Chainz to this year’s “Goodbye” with David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj and Willy William, Jason Derulo blazed through European arenas this fall on his “2Sides World Tour.” To deliver Derulo’s incandescent blend of R&B, hip-hop and pop with intimacy and impact, production manager and FOH engineer Rick Wright Jr. relied on a Meyer Sound Leo Family reinforcement system supplied by UK-based Wigwam Acoustics.

Fully redundant DiGiCo SD12 system delivers flawlessly for Pope Francis mass in Lithuania

13/11/2018 - Production News

Lithuania – At the end of September, Pope Francis kicked off his four day Baltic tour, which included Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, with a Holy Mass in Sàntakos Park in Kaunas, Lithuania. The event attracted over 100,000 faithful to the park where local rental company, NGR Service, provided an extensive sound system, deploying two SD12s for the live mix, as well as the broadcast and press feeds.

Massive Productions Lights Flying Dutch Curaçao with Chauvet Professional

13/11/2018 - Production News

Curaçao – Since it started in 2015, the Flying Dutch festival has employed a novel method of spreading DJ wealth in The Netherlands. Taking place simultaneously in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven, it shuttles the country’s leading DJs from city to city by helicopter throughout the day, so every fan in each location gets to see the entire all-star line-up of performers. This year, the festival added a fourth site to its roster, and though it was much further than a helicopter ride away, the island of Curaçao provided a setting that Flying Dutch festival fans (and performers) are never likely to forget.

Bradley Watson Promoted to New International Sales Director Role at Martin Audio

13/11/2018 - People News

UK – Martin Audio has announced the promotion of Bradley Watson to the new position of international sales director.

Illuminate Lighting Continues to Grow with Strength with Further Investment into Green Hippo

13/11/2018 - Production News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) has provided a range of video solutions, including an additional Hippotizer V4+ media server to Illuminate Lighting, to expand its rental stock offering.

Christie expands RGB laser projection line up with the launch of Mirage SST

13/11/2018 - Equipment News

Christie announces the launch of the Christie Mirage SST, a high-performance RGB laser projection solution featuring Christie TruLife electronics.

Green Hippo SHAPE 3D Projection Mapping Masterclass is a Global Hit

13/11/2018 - Standards News

UK – Down Hall Hotel & Spa was the glorious early autumn setting for the Green Hippo SHAPE 3D Projection Mapping Masterclass. The sessions took place on two September days with over 30 places taken and attendees travelling from Denmark, Finland, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, as well the UK.

Ayrton MagicDot-XT diamond formation for Lenny Kravitz’s Raise Vibration

13/11/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – The Lenny Kravitz 2018 Raise Vibration tour, in support of his new album of the same name, kicked off earlier this year in Mexico City. The long-awaited tour from singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and actor, and all-round talented rock and soul singer, has created a lot of excitement around the world. The stage show is a large and lively affair with lighting designer, Leroy Bennett, incorporating 224 of Ayrton’s MagicDot-XT fixtures into his multi-layered design.

DiGiCo storms round Europe on Saxon’s Thunderbolt Tour 2018

13/11/2018 - Production News

Europe – British heavy metal titans Saxon are on the road again, touring Thunderbolt, their 22nd studio album. Jacky Lehmann, the band’s trusted front of house engineer has chosen to use a combination of DiGiCo’s SD12 and S21, purchased from DiGiCo’s German distributor, United Brands, ensuring the band’s classic sound benefits from the most up to date audio technology.

PSI delivers sound, staging and vision for Halloween spectaculars

12/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Production Services Ireland (PSI) capped a busy Halloween period by supplying technical infrastructure and support for Belfast City Council's Halloween Monster Mash and Samhain Live Halloween TV special, which was filmed in Derry/Londonderry. The shows, which ran simultaneously, provided an insight into the depth of PSI’s resources in terms of its stock, expertise and network.

PR Lighting Aqua 480 Beam Chosen for China’s Tallest Building

12/11/2018 - Project News

China – Shanghai Tower, China’s tallest building (and the world’s second tallest), measuring 632 metres high, has been brought to life by powerful beams from PR Lighting’s IP65-rated AQUA 480 Beam, from 128 storeys up.

NEXT-proaudio Finance is now available in Europe

12/11/2018 - Business News

Europe - NEXT-proaudio Finance is designed for businesses and other organisations seeking to expand their market share, enhance their profitability and deliver superior audio performance and capabilities to their customers through the financing of NEXT-proaudio products.

The University of Southern Miss Super-Charges 36,000-Seat M.M. Roberts Stadium with All Danley Gear

12/11/2018 - Project News

USA – Known locally as “The Rock,” M.M. Roberts Stadium is home to the University of Southern Mississippi’s Golden Eagles football team. It originally opened in 1932 with 4,000 seats and has since expanded to hold 36,000-plus rambunctious Southern Miss fans. Its most recent expansion happened a decade ago, and although the expanded infrastructure and seating is in great shape, the sound reinforcement system that went in didn’t fare as well. After an overhaul installed by AV integration firm Sound & Communications, of Flowood, Mississippi, M.M. Roberts Stadium now commands a full Danley Sound Labs loudspeaker, subwoofer, and amplifier/DSP system.

Oliver Wilkinson Stylises Lighting at Dance Event with Chauvet Professional

12/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Some things in this world succeed in being passed down from generation to generation, always retaining an air of timelessness for posterity. For the last 93 years, the Blackpool Dance Festival competition – the most globally acclaimed international bastion of ballroom dancing – has ensured that the genre continues to have a relevant role in popular culture in the United Kingdom and beyond.

Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 Plays Leading Role in Vatican Sainthood Ceremony

12/11/2018 - Production News

The Vatican – In mid-October, Pope Francis led a ceremony in St Peter's Square, Vatican City, to elevate seven people to sainthood. Held in front of a 60,000-strong crowd, including many heads of state, the Vatican’s installed Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 system mixed both the live and broadcast sound.

Elation Colors Main Stage at Eclectic KAABOO Music Festival

12/11/2018 - Production News

USA – Elation has had a presence on the KAABOO festival as lighting designers Chris Lisle and Erik Parker turned to the powerful LED-based Platinum 1200 Wash moving head to light headlining acts Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, and Katy Perry, among others, on the main Sunset Cliffs stage.

Allen & Heath dLive Consoles Drive First Baptist Church of Arnold

12/11/2018 - Project News

USA – Nashville, Tennessee-based Morris Integration has expanded audio capabilities at the First Baptist Church of Arnold, Missouri using Allen & Heath’s dLive consoles. Making its debut in front of the nearly 2,700 people who attend weekly services at this house of worship just south of St. Louis, the systems upgrade is based around an Allen & Heath dLive S7000 control surface at front of house and a dLive S3000 used for monitors.

HALO-A crowns Norway’s Skudefestivalen

12/11/2018 - Production News

Norway – Celebrating its 25th anniversary next year, Skudefestivalen is one of Norway’s largest coastal culture festivals. This year marked the first European outing for EM Acoustics’ newly launched HALO-A large-format line array system, where it made a big impression on visiting sound engineers for the festival’s main stage performances from many of Norway’s top acts, including Jan Ove Ottesen, Heine Totland, Plumbo, Just 4 You, Keipstein and Slogmåkane.

Adamson and Seesound Welcome SBA as Latest Spanish E-Series Partner

09/11/2018 - Production News

Spain – Adamson Systems Engineering and Seesound S.L., the company’s exclusive Spanish distributor, have welcomed SBA Radical Sound to the Adamson Network as the latest E-Series rental partner in Spain.

Robe Shines Tomorrow with the Dave Matthews Band

09/11/2018 - Production News

USA – The Dave Matthews Band (DMB) is on the road again in the US promoting their latest album, “Come Tomorrow” which has had fans and critics buzzing with excitement, together with another visually provocative production design by Fenton Williams.

Together 2018 Shines with Bandit Lites at Texas Motor Speedway

09/11/2018 - Production News

USA – Evangelism movement PULSE held another Together event 20-21 October, 2018 at the Texas Motor Speedway, featuring a lighting package from Bandit Lites. The emotional weekend showcased an all-star lineup including Hillsong Worship, Jesus Culture, Bethel, Ravi Zacharias, Lecrae, Francis Chan and Nick Hall, all with the aim “to promote unity and lift up the name of Jesus.”

DiGiCo in control on Stereophonics tour

09/11/2018 - Production News

UK - Stereophonics released their tenth album last year, Scream Above the Sounds, which comes almost 20 years after the Welsh rockers first stormed the BRITs back in 1998, and won the award for British Breakthrough Act. The band's longevity speaks for itself: eight million albums sold in the UK alone, six number one records, a BRIT Award, three Kerrang! Awards, a pair of Q Awards, and 40 singles to their name. On the road Harm Schopman is looking after frontman, Kelly Jones, and co. from side stage, using his trusted DiGiCo console, supplied by rental company Capital Sound, to ensure everything is sonically where it should be.

Painting With Light Provides Thrilling Illumination for Bazyliszek with Chauvet Professional

09/11/2018 - Project News

Poland – Bazyliszek, a brand new interactive dark ride situated in the Magical Forest zone of Poland’s largest theme park, Legendia, was recently opened to the public as part of a comprehensive rebranding and overhaul. Having collaborated once before on the Antwerp Comics Station theme park, the ride’s designers, Alterface, brought in Belgian design studio Painting with Light to help create a thrilling visual backdrop for Bazyliszek.

Martin by Harman Showcase Event at LIPA Liverpool

09/11/2018 - Event News

UK – Meet Martin by Harman and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd at LIPA on the 20th November for a showcase of the latest Martin products including the award-winning MAC Encore Performance, MAC Encore Wash and new JEM Glaciator Dynamic.

DPA Microphones’ New Compact Subminiature Series Delivers High-Quality Audio for Houses of Worship at WFX

09/11/2018 - Event News

USA – Audio technology plays an important role in delivering the best sound possible and ensuring that meaningful messages are heard by parishioners during worship services. At WFX (CCI Solutions Booth 102), the newest addition to DPA’s d:screet and d:fine ranges will be on display, featuring its smallest high-end pro audio microphone capsule ever in the d:screet CORE 6060, 6061 subminiature microphones and the d:fine CORE 6066 subminiature headset microphone. Measuring just three millimetres (0.12 inches) in diameter, the new 6000 series is 60 percent smaller than DPA’s existing 4000 series.

LCR Raises the Alarm with Chroma-Q Color Force II

09/11/2018 - Production News

Europe – Lights Control Rigging (LCR) has provided 20 Chroma-Q Color Force II fixtures for Bloc Party’s ‘Silent Alarm Tour’, to create a spectacular back wall wash.

Where Was the Mud?

09/11/2018 - Production News

UK – The festival scene in the UK is in rude health, with more people attending music and wider cultural events than ever before. Last year it was reported that overall attendance had increased by around 12% in 2016 to over 30 million, contributing £4 billion to the economy. The figures continue to rise, meaning that demand for support services is high, something that brings a smile to the face of (and a great deal of hard work to) the team at Cardiff-based events services suppliers 11th Hour. The 2018 festival season was their busiest yet in the company’s 12-year history and saw it deliver wide-ranging provision, including turnkey solutions for a number of major events.

Alcons Audio shipping the LR18B line-array bass

08/11/2018 - Equipment News

Following early previews at this year’s Prolight+Sound Frankfurt and InfoComm USA, Alcons Audio is now shipping the LR18B.

GLP KNV Makes all the Difference on Nature One’s Largest Floor

08/11/2018 - Production News

Germany – Under the catch-line ‘All you need to be’, Nature One called its dance-loving audience to the Pydna former rocket base in Hunsrück between 3-5 August. As in previous years, over 50,000 people joined the pilgrimage, engaging in four days and three nights of pure EDM fever, with 350 acts participating on a total of 23 floors.

Adlib Walks with the Giants for Liverpool’s Dream

08/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Adlib was the audio supplier for the incredible – and apparently final – Giant Spectacular show staged in Liverpool, produced by the iconic street and outdoor theatre company Royal de Luxe, who are based in Nantes, France.

DiGiCo Brings 21st Century Sound to Classic Franklin Theatre

08/11/2018 - Project News

USA – The Franklin Theatre first opened as a cinema in the summer of 1937, when movie-goers could see a double feature and cap the evening with an ice cream sundae on a Norman Rockwellesque Main Street. Seventy years later, the theatre underwent an $8 million renovation and reopened in 2011 as the premier music and event venue in Franklin, a suburb of Nashville that is home to nearly as many musicians as Music City itself is.

Studio Artfex Makes Brussels’ Biannual Flower Carpet Grand Place Bloom with Chauvet Professional

08/11/2018 - Production News

Belgium – Once every two years, Brussels’ Grand Place, arguably the most beautiful town square in Europe, becomes even more breathtaking as its cobblestone surface is transformed into a magnificent carpet of colour by over a half million flowers. Artfully arranged in an intricate design, the floral panorama flows gracefully, softening the gilded baroque buildings that surround it to create a vista of almost mythical beauty.

Neumann Honoured with 90th Anniversary ‘Service to Industry’ Award During AES 145th Pro Audio Convention

08/11/2018 - Event News

USA – During the AES 145th Pro Audio Convention recently held in New York City, Neumann Berlin was presented with a 90th Anniversary ‘Service to Industry’ award by the AES, which celebrated its own 70th anniversary in parallel. The award was presented to Neumann president Wolfgang Fraissinet during a special ceremony on Thursday, 16th October in celebration of the company’s standard-setting legacy of engineering prowess in the development of microphones for studio and live performance, and for Neumann’s advancement of microphone technology.

Vista 3 by Chroma-Q Delivers a Memorable Performance for Cliff Richard 60th Anniversary Shows

08/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Lighting designer, Derek Jones utilised the new Vista 3 by Chroma-Q lighting and media control system to deliver his stunning lighting design for British music icon, Sir Cliff Richard's recent tour celebrating 60 years in music.

Communitec Choose CDD for New London Gym Concept

08/11/2018 - Project News

UK – Martin Audio’s signature Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology, which can be found in a wide range of venues across the globe, has migrated further – to an innovative gym concept in London’s Camden Town.

Bohemian Rhapsody Breaks Free

08/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Even by the standards of a world premiere this was a big one. Presented by 20th Century Fox ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the eagerly awaited Queen bio-pic played to 7,000 people in the hallowed confines of the SSE Arena Wembley. And therein lays a dilemma. Queen fans will be well acquainted with the confines of Wembley, not least the booming reverberant nature of its acoustics. And that of course is exactly the sound the producers of the film needed to be recreated for the live concert scenes within the film.

Bernstein’s “Mass” in d&b Soundscape at Brevard Music Center

08/11/2018 - Production News

USA – Honouring the intentions of composer Leonard Bernstein, the artistic director of the Brevard Music Center Summer Music Festival, Keith Lockhart, set himself a task: to capture the pioneering spirit of a classic performance in a contemporary environment. Composed for the 1971 inauguration of the Kennedy Center, Bernstein’s “Mass” created an entirely new kind of liturgy in both its content and technology, using quadraphonic sound. “Keith is a renowned conductor, not least as principal conductor of the Boston Pops. He had performed the Bernstein ‘Mass’ once before and wanted the audience to have that quad sound experience as Bernstein had originally intended,” explained sound engineer Brady Hislop of Iris Design.

Brighton Sound System Specs Allen & Heath SQ-6 for Tate Modern Art Installation

08/11/2018 - Production News

UK – One of the most inspiring artistic spaces in the UK, Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall recently saw an Allen & Heath SQ-6 digital mixer installed to deliver the audio content of a significant work by Cuban artist and activist Tania Bruguera.

Game time! Large Elation Lighting System for Polsat Esports Studio

07/11/2018 - Project News

Poland – Polish design and installation company ARAM has fitted-out a new esports studio in Poland with a flexible, state-of-the-art Elation lighting system. The studio, at Polsat television in Warsaw, is equipped with the latest in studio-optimised LED luminaires designed to provide players and viewers with the best esports experience, whether watching the event on TV, online or in person.

L-ISA Brings Wide-Eared Wonder to Childish Gambino’s This Is America Tour

07/11/2018 - Production News

USA – Although Childish Gambino’s This Is America Tour has been announced as his final trek, Donald Glover is far from slowing down as a prolific dynamo of originality. As a producer, director, writer, comedian, DJ, recording artist and live performer, the modern-day Renaissance Man is absolutely at the top of his game and, according to Variety: “On an upward trajectory that’s rarely seen for a musical artist, let alone an is-there-anything-he-can’t-do polymath who channels so much creativity into so many different projects.”

Producciones Lemus Supports Leading Events with Martin Audio MLA

07/11/2018 - Production News

Mexico – Located in Pénjamo Guanajuato, Mexico, Producciones Lemus, a leading event production and rental company for major festivals and musical productions throughout the country, now includes a large number of Martin Audio MLA, MLA Compact and related products as part of its inventory.

Hawthorn Chooses Zero 88’s FLX

07/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Hawthorn, an award-winning UK based creative technical event production specialist, has purchased multiple new Zero 88 consoles, both FLX and FLX S series and join a growing number of top UK rental companies investing in the power and simplicity of the FLX ranges, which are manufactured exclusively in the UK by Eaton’s Zero 88.

Carter Fulghum “Goes Rogue” for Shinedown Attention Attention Tour

07/11/2018 - Production News

USA – When planning for their current tour in support of their sixth studio album, Attention Attention, hard rock masters Shinedown told their lighting designer Carter Fulghum that they wanted more saturated colours and darker looks than they’ve had in the past. It’s easy to see why. With its raw gut wrenching songs about struggle and redemption, the album, which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, takes this multi-platinum quartet’s hard-driving style to a new level of jarring intensity.

Prolyte Group Space Roof System debuts in Asia Pacific region

07/11/2018 - Production News

Asia-Pacific – Following its initial investment in Prolyte’s Mammoth ground support range of equipment, NeuroTech Asia has become the first owner of the Prolyte Space Roof System in the Asia Pacific region.

Degrees of Audio – Renkus Heinz Iconyx Graduates with Honours at NTU

07/11/2018 - Project News

UK – From Wesleyan Chapel to Synagogue and now University Hall, Grade II listed 48 Shakespeare Street in Nottingham has enjoyed a rich history since its construction in 1854 to designs by Thomas Stimpson. The building was acquired by Nottingham Trent University (NTU) in 2016 and has since been the subject of sensitive refurbishment works aimed at creating a facility suitable for ceremonial occasions including graduation days. The hall will also offer a multi-functional space suitable for a variety of internal and external lectures, talks and small-scale music performances. A new foyer has been created and the former chapel has been opened up by the use of glass to replace solid screens. A newly created glass vestibule at the back of the hall will act as a lobby, whilst the large rear extension added in 1976 has been developed to provide a music centre and dance studios.

KV2 Audio announces sales partnership with Salzbrenner Media

07/11/2018 - Business News

Europe – Loudspeaker manufacturer, KV2 Audio, has announced that global systems integration company and distributor, Salzbrenner Media GmbH, will henceforth be responsible for the distribution of KV2 Audio products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with specific focus on the theatrical and maritime sectors. The remaining market sectors will continue to be served directly by KVA Audio Deutchland GmbH.

Robe Celebrates 20 Years of Disco with Alcazar

07/11/2018 - Production News

Sweden – Everything goes with a huge disco bang for the final tour by Swedish disco sensation Alcazar, who are exiting from a massively successful and glittering 20-year career strewn with multiple international hits and a stunning array of ostentatious costumes at Stockholm’s Cirkus venue on 31st December 2018.

ABAS Chooses Community Loudspeakers for the New Athens Marriott AV Systems

07/11/2018 - Project News

Greece – The new Athens Marriott on Syggrou Avenue has been created by an impressive renovation of the former Metropolitan Athens Hotel. The hotel is located opposite the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, a cultural complex that houses the National Library of Greece and the National Opera, and the hotel’s roof top bar overlooks the Acropolis, the Aegean Sea and the Opera. 5-star rated and with 385 guest and executive rooms, the Marriott is now one of the largest and most luxurious hotels in Athens.

CueStack Pushes Boundaries with ChamSys

06/11/2018 - Production News

Austria – Lighting designers feel the music of their clients when they work a show, expressing the passion that drives every song by working their consoles and reflecting each guitar riff, melody and drumbeat in light. During the course of his 16-year career, Austrian LD Martin Kames and his crew at have done this for a number of prominent musicians, including Hatebreed, Kreator, Machine Head, Parkway Drive, Heaven Shall Burn and David Hasselhoff.

Martin Audio MLA is a Real Game-Changer at 13th CS:GO Major

06/11/2018 - Production News

UK – When Capital Sound successfully responded to a tender document issued by production manager Simon Barrington (Sibar Production & Design) for the ECS Season 5 finals, Capital project manager, Robin Conway won the bid by proposing Martin Audio’s ground-breaking MLA loudspeaker array. “Such a high-tech event as ECS required an equally high-tech loudspeaker solution,” he rationalised.

UK entertainment technology industry valued at £1.28 billion and growing according to new report by PLASA

06/11/2018 - Business News

UK – The entire UK entertainment technology industry is valued at £1.28 billion in 2017/18 and is predicted to grow over the next five years, according to a new research report by PLASA.

White Light in West End with Brilliant Company

06/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Directed by the Olivier Award-winning Marianne Elliot, Stephen Sodenheim and George Furth’s legendary musical Company has recently returned to the West End. Playing at the Gielgud Theatre, the show has opened to overwhelming critical acclaim and has already announced an extension to March 2019. As the leading lighting supplier to West End shows, White Light was called upon to supply the lighting.

Light Fantastic Production Services partner with UK charity CoppaFeel for two day Festifeel

06/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Event production specialist Light Fantastic Production Services supported the incredible team at CoppaFeel, donating a comprehensive event equipment and logistics package for Festifeel, the annual boutique music and comedy festival, held deep within the arches below Waterloo at House of Vans London.

Ayrton Ghibli makes its debut at Garsington Opera

06/11/2018 - Production News

UK – As autumn fades into early winter, Ayrton delights in looking back over a successful summer when its new Ghibli LED spot luminaire made its opera debut at one of the UK’s most prestigious events, Garsington Opera Festival.

Audient Goes for Gold in Equestrian Dressage

06/11/2018 - Project News

Germany – Audient’s eight-channel mic preamp ASP800 has recently been added to Michael Erdmann’s private studio, Exclusive Sound Suite, a leading production studio for equestrian dressage freestyle music. Today, many of the world’s best dressage riders rely on productions and compositions by Michael Erdmann. Back in 1995, he and sound engineer Manni Struck revolutionised freestyle music, which can be anything from pop to classical music.

Next stop for Elation wave of innovation – WFX 2018

05/11/2018 - Event News

USA – Elation partners with houses of worship to create original solutions to real-world issues that ministries tackle on a daily basis. Elation invites lighting professionals to Booth 707 at the WFX show in Orlando to talk to a qualified Elation lighting professional about bringing their ministry to the next level.

Roe Visual Europe Supports Growth in France

05/11/2018 - People News

BelgiumROE Visual further supports its regional growth in the EMEA region with the appointment of Emmanuel Pezant in the role of technical sales support. With this latest expansion, ROE Visual Europe enhances its sales force and extends its knowledgeable team of LED display specialists. With this addition ROE Visual can execute its growth plans and support its growing basis of French speaking customers.

Ambitious Illumination on world’s largest prison museum

05/11/2018 - Project News

Denmark – In an ambitious lighting project by the Danish architectural company Kollision, the former correctional institution and now cultural institution FÆNGSLET gets a beautiful transformation using SGM fixtures made specifically for permanent outdoor installations.

Arlette Gruss Circus in the RoboSpot Light

05/11/2018 - Project News

France – The Arlette Gruss Circus is well known for its love of technology and reinvention, constantly keeping its shows fresh and new, so, this year, when the company changed its old Big Top for an even more spangly new one, it also embraced a newRobe RoboSpot system, which has impressed everyone!

Chauvet Professional Maverick and Rogue Provide Atmospheric Visuals for 2raumwohnung

05/11/2018 - Production News

Germany – The power of collaboration is not to be underestimated. Take German electro duo 2raumwohnung, for example. After meeting in post-reunification Berlin in 1990, electronic musicians Inga Humpe and Tommi Eckart embarked upon two long-term successful collaborations, one of them romantic, and the other as one of Germany’s most successful electropop bands of the last two decades.

New James Thomas Engineering website for the EMEA region!

05/11/2018 - Business News

A new James Thomas Engineering website created exclusively for the EMEA region has been launched and is located at An optimised layout and navigation structure allows users to find the required products quickly and easily for a wide range of needs.

DiGiCo is On Point for Justin Timberlake

05/11/2018 - Production News

USA – Justin Timberlake has been a mainstay in the charts, and on TV screens for the best part of three decades. Starting out in The Mickey Mouse Club, before becoming a member of the boyband *NSYNC (their first two studio albums now certified as Diamond by RIAA), to then becoming a bona fide pop legend, selling 32 millions albums and 56 millions singles worldwide, Timberlake is currently on his sixth world tour, Man of the Woods. His two live sound engineers, Andy Meyer and Paul Klimson both rely on DiGiCo consoles supplied by Clair Global, the touring sound reinforcement provider.

GLP Appoints New Sales Director Brian Dowd

05/11/2018 - People News

USA – Brian Dowd joins GLP US in a new position as sales director for the company. From an early start, building his first lighting rig at age 15, Brian has enjoyed a career encompassing positions as electrician, rigger, designer and production manager.

Adamson Global Network Unites at Canadian HQ for Major Announcements

02/11/2018 - Business News

Canada – Adamson Systems Engineering hosted the largest-ever gathering of its global network at its Canadian head office and manufacturing facility in Port Perry, ON on 21st and 22nd September, 2018.

Robe is in The Spotlight Again

02/11/2018 - Production News

South Africa – “In Die Kollig” (Afrikaans for ‘In the Spotlight’) is a brand-new TV music show in South Africa produced by one of the country’s most famous TV personalities, singer and entertainer Johan Stemmet, recently broadcast on SABC 2.

Stage Electrics expands installation division

02/11/2018 - People News

UK – Stage Electrics has announced that Chris Wells and Mark Willey have joined its busy installation projects department. Based regionally in the North-West and East-Midlands respectively, Chris and Mark have joined the team in order to meet an increasing order book and regionally serve installation customers.

Showtime Sound LLC Balances Intimacy and Power for John Mayer with Chauvet Professional

02/11/2018 - Production News

USA – How do you create big looks for a seven-time Grammy winner, while still conveying an evocative sense of intimacy in a 2,600-seat venue? Aaron Kovelman faced this challenge on Sunday, 7th October when he lit John Mayer’s acoustic solo performance at One Night, One Show, One Cause, a benefit for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center sponsored by PRS Guitars. Kovelman was more than up to the task, creating a light show that was at once warm and inviting, while also offering some high-impact moments to support the superstar’s music.

Specialist illumination company LED Creative supports LD Stuart Pring at BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards.

02/11/2018 - Production News

UK – Celebrating the world of entertainment, the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards recognises some of the UK’s unsung heroes alongside stars of music, sport and screen. The live event, held at the SSE Wembley Arena, fronted by Greg James, Mollie King and Maya Jama, featured a host of acts including Little Mix, 5 Seconds of Summer and Sigrid.

Elation Lighting for Imagine Dragons “Evolve” World Tour

02/11/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – Lighting and production designer Mitchell Schellenger has been using an Elation lighting rig to put a unique mark on the Imagine Dragons worldwide “Evolve” tour throughout 2018. Schellenger, who joined the tour early in 2018 in time for the first European leg, has been lighting several legs of the tour using Platinum Beam 5R Extreme moving heads, ZW19 LED wash lights, and Protron 3K Color strobes supplied by Christie Lites.

DPA Microphones Show Their Versatility by Amplifying Heavy Metal and Classical Strings

01/11/2018 - Production News

Norway – The clarity and versatility of DPA’s microphone range made them the ideal choice for front of house sound engineer James Dunkley when he was tasked with amplifying an unusual live concert, one that combined a heavy metal band with a classically trained chamber ensemble.

Meyer Sound Boosts and Blends a Captivating ‘Grand Finale’ to the Mile-Long Opera

01/11/2018 - Production News

USA – A quintessential “only in New York” event, The Mile-Long Opera placed more than 1,000 stationary vocalists singly and in groups along the city’s High Line linear park for six nights in early October. The sell-out audiences entered the park by a brilliantly repurposed stretch of elevated railway and progressed as pedestrians through the 25 'acts' of the opera. Most of the singers performed without amplification, but for the final quarter-mile stretch through a district with high ambient noise, the solo vocalists were reinforced and enhanced using a system of 64 discreet Meyer Sound loudspeakers driven and controlled by a networked D-Mitri digital audio platform. The system was provided and deployed by Sound Associates of Yonkers, New York.

Vista 3 by Chroma-Q Shows its Versatility on Stage for Don Broco Tour

01/11/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – Lighting designer, Ben Inskip is using the new Vista 3 by Chroma-Q lighting and media control system to deliver his dynamic design for fast-rising British rock band, Don Broco's current international tour.

Martin Audio WPM for Australian University’s Great Hall

01/11/2018 - Project News

Australia – Constructed in the early 1970s, the University of Newcastle’s Great Hall, in the Australian state of New South Wales, is a significant landmark building on the University’s Callaghan campus, located in the western suburbs of Newcastle.

GLP X4 atom Boosts Museum of Ice Cream Pop-Up Tour

01/11/2018 - Production News

USA – The pop-up Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) continues its phenomenal and highly celebrated tour across the nation, with locations such as Miami, San Francisco and Los Angeles all getting a glimpse at this unique attraction.

Adlib and the Electric Lady

01/11/2018 - Production News

Europe – Adlib first supplied audio kit for the hugely talented and enigmatic American singer, songwriter, rapper and actress, Janelle Monáe in 2008. At that time she was a hotly tipped future star, flying high on the just released Grammy-nominated and critically acclaimed EP Metropolis: The Chase Suite.

Historic Theatre Expands Horizons with Chauvet Professional

01/11/2018 - Project News

USA – Earlier this year, Billboard magazine featured the Miller Theatre on its list of “20 Venues to Watch in 2018.” Few would have imagined just a few years earlier that this 1,300-seat Art Moderne theatre at Broad and Seventh Streets in Augusta would be feted in a national publication alongside Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and other prominent venues.

SGM at the 2018 Lights in Alingsås

01/11/2018 - Production News

Sweden – Each year in October, the charming Swedish town of Alingsås located near Gothenburg turns into a fun lighting event, attracting more than 80,000 visitors from around the world. For this year’s Lights in Alingsås, six groups of talented lighting and electrical students created beautiful light installations under the professional guidance from seven established Lighting Designers using over 50 fixtures from SGM Light.