News Archive for February 2018

Elation Chorus Line 16 on Niall Horan Flicker Sessions

28/02/2018 - Production News

USA - Singer/songwriter Niall Horan may be best known as a former member of One Direction but the Ireland native can hold his own as a solo artist as well and is proving just that on his current Flicker Sessions tour. Special Event Services supplied lighting for a string of North American tour dates last autumn, a package that included Elation Professional Chorus Line 16 pixel bar wash luminaires.

Chauvet DJ Intimidator Enjoys Encore Performance In On Your Feet

28/02/2018 - Production News

The Netherlands – With seven Grammy Awards and more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, Gloria Estefan is one of the most successful Latin crossover artists of all time. The superstar’s latest smash hit, however, came in the form of a sell-out critically acclaimed Broadway musical, On Your Feet, which depicts her moving and inspiring life story.

TiMax groundbreaking spatial audio at PL+S 2018

28/02/2018 - Event News

Germany – UK immersive audio and showcontrol specialists Out Board introduce the groundbreaking new TiMax 500S software for TiMax SoundHub, with enhanced programming and showcontrol workflows for rendering and control of live, presentation and experiential spatial reinforcement and immersive audio, including new-look variable day/night skins optimised for outdoor, rehearsal and show conditions.

Andy Knighton Awarded Parnelli for Lighting Director of the Year

28/02/2018 - Event News

USA – Bandit Lites is immensely proud to share Andy Knighton was awarded the Parnelli Award for Lighting Director of the Year. Hailed as the ‘Oscars of the Live Event Industry,’ the Parnelli Awards recognise those who demonstrate outstanding work in their fields. This year’s gala took place on 26th January at the NAMM Convention in Anaheim, California.

RØDE Performer Kit makes UK Debut at BVE 2018 at ExCel, London

28/02/2018 - Event News

UK – HHB Group will be debuting the newest addition to RØDE’s fast growing RØDELink range at BVE 2018. The Performer Kit will be featured on stand J44.

L-Acoustics K series consistently delivers on alt-J Relaxer tour

28/02/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – English indie rock band alt-J headed out last June on the start of their Relaxer tour in support of their latest album. They have been on the road almost continuously since, performing throughout Europe, North America and Asia through to February 2018. The band’s audio requirements are supplied by the rental arm of Rat Sound Systems, Inc, with an LAcoustics K series rig providing all important consistency of sound for the diverse venues on the tour.

Croatian nightclub Central achieves seamless sound with d&b ArrayCalc

28/02/2018 - Project News

Croatia – In the heart of the city of Split on the Dalmatian coast in Croatia is the ultra-high-end night club Central, just a short walk from the ancient walls of Diocletian’s Palace. Built nearly two thousand years apart, the two have much in common. Just as the Roman palaces broke new ground in architecture, luxury and function; so too does Central.

Live Productions Dance into 2018 with PR Lighting

27/02/2018 - Production News

Sri Lanka – Live Productions PVT Ltd is one of the leading names in the event management and entertainment business in Sri Lanka.

Ollie Wilkinson Provides Big Hitting Looks for Russell Watson with Chauvet Professional

27/02/2018 - Production News

UK – Thanks to songs such as “You Raise Me Up” and “Have I Told You Lately,” Russell Watson’s unique blend of classical opera and catchy pop has succeeded in rewriting the rule book on popular music. On the road recently with Russell Watson’s latest tour was TPi Awards-nominated LD Ollie Wilkinson of Arranpaul LTD, who treated Watson’s show to an all-encompassing visual spectacle with a selection of Chauvet Professional Rogue R2 Wash fixtures.

UVLD Chooses Claypaky Fixtures to Support “The Gift of Christmas” at Prestonwood Baptist Church

27/02/2018 - Production News

USA – When Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas presented its annual “The Gift of Christmas” show in December 2017 design collaborators UVLD took control to a new level employing Claypaky Scenius Profiles and Mythos2 fixtures for the spectacular, 90-minute multimedia production.

All-Star Line-up Honoured the Humanitarian Work of Sammy Hagar with Support from DPA Microphones

27/02/2018 - Production News

USA – For decades, Sammy Hagar has been considered one of rock & roll’s all-time greatest lead singers and musicians. Hagar’s passion for music is rivalled only by his commitment to giving back. The best of both worlds recently came together when Hagar was honoured for his philanthropic work at the annual Adopt the Arts Rock Gala at the Avalon Theatre in Hollywood.

Airstar Launches BULBS, a New Range of Giant Bulb Shaped Lighting Balloons for the Event Industry

27/02/2018 - Equipment News

Airstar, the inventor and world leader of lighting balloons for the event industry, has announced the release of its newest lighting balloons inspired by iconic bulb shapes: Meet BULBS. This new range boasts a vintage and industrial look to produce a truly unique atmosphere for any event.

Washington State’s Admiral Theatre Upgrades to Clair Brothers 1am+ and 1.5am+ Powered Monitors

27/02/2018 - Project News

USA – The Admiral Theatre is in Bremerton, Washington, a short ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle. Built in 1942 as a classic art deco movie house, the Admiral welcomed audiences for decades before falling into disrepair and closing in the late 1980s. In the early 1990s, the Admiral Theatre Foundation partnered with The City of Bremerton and local civic leaders to complete a $4.2 million renovation, bringing it into the 21st century while retaining its 20th century charms. In anticipation of the Admiral Theatre’s 75th anniversary this year, the foundation raised an additional $1.2 million and recently completed upgrades to its infrastructure and its sound reinforcement system, including eleven new Clair Brothers 1AM+ and 1.5AM+ powered monitors.

Jesse Clegg Tours with MLA Mini

27/02/2018 - Production News

South Africa – South African singer songwriter, Jesse Clegg recently completed his traditional national December acoustic tour and has found a perfect solution for a versatile PA rig in Martin Audio’s MLA Mini.

DiGiCo in demand for Dua Lipa

27/02/2018 - Production News

UK – British-born 22-year-old singer-songwriter Duo Lipa is a serious talent. She became the most streamed female musician in 2017, her mega-hit New Rules is about to hit the 800 million mark on YouTube, and she performed at the BRITs in February. For the last year and a half, FOH engineer, Will Nicholson, and monitor man, Alex Cerutti, have used their DiGiCo SD5 and SD12 consoles respectively to ensure everything audio is working out just as well.

BVE 2018 – Sennheiser Shows Digital 6000 Upgrade

27/02/2018 - Event News

UK – BVE 2018 sees Sennheiser show a range of solutions from interview microphones for mobile journalism, such as the HANDMIC DIGITAL and the wireless AVX, to the fully professional EK 6042 two-channel receiver for broadcast cameras and the market leading Digital 6000 wireless microphone system, both of which benefit from recent upgrades.

Choosing Renkus-Heinz IC Live Pays off for PayPal

26/02/2018 - Project News

USAWith 218 million account holders in more than 200 markets worldwide, PayPal needs little introduction. Headquartered in San Jose, California, the online payment platform maintains more than a dozen other offices around the USA and many more around the globe. In 2015, PayPal's New York City office moved to a 1911-vintage building at the corner of Morton and Washington Streets in the West Village. Among the recent modifications was the creation of a new auditorium, dubbed "Central Park," which features dual video monitors and a pair of Renkus-Heinz ICONYX IC Live Gen5 digitally steerable line arrays.

Lighting The Little Mermaid

26/02/2018 - Production News

Belgium – Luc Peumans and the team from Painting with Light created a dramatic lighting design and supplied media servers for a large-scale production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” staged by Marmalade Content at Flanders Expo in Ghent.

Robe Finds the Need for Speed at The Autosport International Racing Car Show 2018

26/02/2018 - Production News

UK – Lighting designer Nathan Wan returned to the Live Action Arena at the 2018 Autosport show. Having torn up the circuit last year with a totally new look lighting design and a fresh creative team on-board, this year’s challenge was to make Hall 5 of the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham even more visually exciting for 50 minutes of hell-raising basic-to-bonkers performance car races.

Version 2 Lights investment in Power Distribution

26/02/2018 - Production News

UK – Broadcast and event lighting specialist, Version 2, has continued its significant investment into its power distribution equipment offerings.

NEC celebrates creating Endless Impressions at ISE 2018

23/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – NEC Display Solutions Europe showcased a stunning range of new display and projection technologies for creating “Endless Impressions” at the record-breaking ISE 2018.

ITEAC 2018 First Keynote Speaker and Booking Open Announced

23/02/2018 - Event News

UK – Dutch architect Francine Houben, the Creative Director of mecanoo architecten is announced as the first Keynote speaker of the International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference 2018, 3-5 June, London.

Travis Pagels Creates Varied Moods at World Club with Chauvet DJ

23/02/2018 - Project News

USA – It’s easy to see why the recently-opened World Club has quickly become so popular among visiting LDs for artists like Hardwell, Tiesto, Alan Walker and Armin Van Buuren. The spacious 21,000 sq. ft. venue at the south end of Charlotte’s famed Music Factory complex provides designers with a broad, colour-neutral canvas to work on. And, with eight universes of lighting hung from its ceiling, they can let their creative impulses scream out in wild, eye-shattering explosions of patterns and colour.

Danley’s Weatherproof Os-Series Loudspeakers And Subs Take On Louisiana’s Heat And Humidity

23/02/2018 - Project News

USA – Louisiana is a mid-sized town just 45 minutes west of New Orleans and home to East St. John High School. Its citizens typically swelter in 90+ degree heat and humidity throughout the summer, and equipment left outside in the Southern Louisiana climate has to be ready to stand up to its practically tropical conditions. When the football fans and staff at East St. John could no longer tolerate the weak, inarticulate coverage from a puny scoreboard-mounted sound reinforcement system, they called on local A/V integration firm Lion's Roar Church Audio to provide them with something better. Based on a string of successful Danley installations that consistently "exceeded expectations," Lion's Roar owner Danny Wilson opted for Danley's fully-weatherproof OS-Series loudspeakers and subwoofers to deliver the goods. His expectations were, again, exceeded!

Chroma-Q Showcases Award-Winning Broadcast LED Lighting Solutions at BVE Expo 2018

23/02/2018 - Event News

UK – Chroma-Q will showcase its latest award-winning LED lighting solutions for broadcast, TV and film applications at BVE Expo, ExCeL London, stand L41, 27th February – 1st March 2018.

A.C. Entertainment Technologies Showcases Complete Broadcast Lighting Solutions Under One Roof at BVE 2018

23/02/2018 - Event News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd.'s specialist film and TV sales team will be showcasing its choice of LED solutions designed to work in image capture within the studio or on location at BVE 2018, ExCeL London, stand L41, 27th February – 1st March 2018.

TiMax plays with smoke and mirrors in Korea

23/02/2018 - Production News

Korea – Junghoon Pi, Professor of Music & Sound Design at Seoul Institute of the Arts has recently employed a TiMax SoundHub immersive audio processor to add spatial dimension to an art installation commissioned by the Asia Culture Center in Gwangju, Korea.

Arena Seating expands capacity at Cisco Live Europe in Barcelona

23/02/2018 - Production News

Spain – Arena Seating delivered more than 2,000 upholstered conference seats to help organisers of the industry’s leading IT technology conference “Cisco Live Europe” meet demand for tickets.

Colston Hall receives green light for transformation

23/02/2018 - Project News

UK – Bristol Music Trust, the organisation that runs Colston Hall, and Bristol City Council who own the building, have announced the submitted plans have been approved and Bristol City Council has selected a preferred contractor to take the transformation plans forward.

Showcore Specifies Elation LED Lighting for Minnesota’s Target Center Arena

23/02/2018 - Project News

USA – Since 2015, event production company Showcore has been providing Elation Professional lighting to the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a multi-purpose sports facility that recently underwent a $130 million renovation. Home to the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves and the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, the dynamic lighting system adds an extra level of excitement to games and is a major contributor to the energetic atmosphere created during the all-important pre-game hype.

Serapid – Supplier of the Meridian Lift for the XXIII Olympic Winter games opening ceremony

23/02/2018 - Production News

The Serapid LinkLift solution was chosen to provide dynamic stage action for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Serapid had previously provided an extensive stage lift system for the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, China.

Change in top management the Serapid Group

23/02/2018 - Business News

France - The Serapid Group develops, manufactures and supplies horizontal and vertical load transfer systems based on rigid chain technology (RCT) across a wide range of industries.

Illuminating Leopard Poised in Aberdeen

22/02/2018 - Project News

UK – Sculptor Andy Scott has created a stunning, elegant and visually powerful five-metre high galvanised steel leopard poised on top of a ten-metre high steel column as the centrepiece of the newly developed, mixed-use Marischal Square urban quarter in central Aberdeen, Scotland.

HSL Enjoys the Global Spirit of Depeche Mode

22/02/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – Depeche Mode are not ‘down on their knees begging us to adore them’right now, it’s absolutely the other way around on the “Global Spirit” world tour!

American Repertory Theater Takes Immersive Plunge with Meyer Sound Technology

22/02/2018 - Project News

USA – A recipient of 19 Tony Awards, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, Massachusetts is widely recognised as a focal point for artistic and technological innovation. As stated on its website, A.R.T. seeks “to expand the boundaries of theatre by programming events that immerse audiences in transformative theatrical experiences,” a commitment bolstered under the leadership of executive producer Diane Borger and Diane Paulus, who holds the endowed position of A.R.T.’s Terrie and Bradley Bloom artistic director. To support this ambitious endeavour, A.R.T. recently acquired an extensive Meyer Sound system consisting of a D-Mitri digital audio platform and a complement of 88 self-powered loudspeakers, including new LINA line arrays and an immersive surround set-up incorporating proprietary IntelligentDC technology.

Pop Star Jacob Sartorius Tours with Bandit Lites

22/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Internet singing sensation Jacob Sartorius is wrapping up his second headlining tour with a lighting package supplied by Bandit Lites. With 1.5 million Twitter followers, nine-million Instagram followers and 2.7 million YouTube subscribers, the multi-faceted artist released his second EP Left Me Hangin’ in the fall of 2017 before hitting the road in 2018 to bring his infectious energy and hit songs to fans in person.

Volt Lites and Chauvet Professional Create Skyline for Target Grammy Video

22/02/2018 - Production News

USA The song fit the moment for Target when the company sponsored a music video of the No. 1 Billboard Dance hit “The Middle” during the 28th January broadcast of the Grammy Awards. Like the awards show itself, the melodic tune, which features country star Maren Morris, EDM producer Zedd and the dance pop duo Grey, illustrates the incredible power of music to pull together a diverse mix of cultural influences. Supporting this musical melding was a captivating video that featured a stunning skyline background of varying geometric light configurations, created by Volt Lites using 325 Chauvet Professional Nexus 4x4 panels.

RH Consulting appointed as reseller for Dante Domain Manager

22/02/2018 - Business News

UK – Audio consultancy RH Consulting has become an official reseller of Dante Domain Manager, offering a package of audio networking assistance and services.

Alcons V Series Takes The Production People to a Higher Level

22/02/2018 - Production News

Singapore – Based in Singapore, The Production People (TPP) is a technical production company that prides itself in providing the very best client experience. Recent investment in an Alcons Audio system has taken the company’s technical excellence to an even higher level.

LIPA invests in new Martin by Harman MAC Encore Performance

22/02/2018 - Project News

UK – Cutting edge moving heads for theatre and performance design and technology students

Green Hippo announces Finnish distribution deal with Msonic

22/02/2018 - Business News

Finland – Green Hippo has announced its partnership with Msonic. With immediate effect Msonic will distribute Green Hippo’s line of cutting-edge scenic video technology throughout the Republic of Finland.

Tarm Laser Lasergrid

21/02/2018 - Equipment News

The Lasergrid consists of a number of single laser units with one single-colored laser source, one or more power supply unit(s) and accessories (remote box, LAPP patch connection cables etc.).

GLP Lighting Out in Force at Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show

21/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Around 250 of GLP’s flagship LED products were deployed at the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show, during Philadelphia Eagles’ defeat of New England Patriots at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The show featured a versatile 12-minute set from Justin Timberlake that spanned the entire field.

Triple E manufacturers and supplies Tab & Twin Hooks

21/02/2018 - Equipment News

Track specialist Triple E has stepped into the breech born of Hall Stage’s demise by supplying Tab Hooks & Twin Hooks to the theatre industry, acquiring the original tooling and improving the hooks’ strength and durability in the process.

South African Icon Karen Zoid Goes Rogue

21/02/2018 - Production News

South Africa – Like the magical aura that surrounds her homeland, the music of Karen Zoid defies neat and easy description. Moving seamlessly between English and Afrikaans, it pushes boundaries with a ferocious intensity in one song, then pulls at the heart with its sentimental yearning the next. Keeping pace with the top-selling Sony recording artist during her recent show at the Spier Amphitheatre was a JP Willson-designed lightshow that featured Chauvet Professional Rogue R2 Wash fixtures.

StageSmarts smartPDU Provides Safe and Reliable Load Monitoring for Titan Reality's 50,000W Indream Immersive 3D Audio System

21/02/2018 - Project News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) Ltd. has supplied the award-winning new StageSmarts smartPDU power distribution system to Titan Reality for its first certified, fully immersive 3D audio venue experience in Europe.

Lear puts its trust in Milos truss

21/02/2018 - Project News

Slovakia – Milos recently delivered and installed support structures to hold power distribution (air, electricity and data) for machine equipment, lighting fixtures and control monitors in the new production hall of Lear Corporation Seating Slovakia, Ltd. The structures for this new production hall, which produces car parts for western Slovakia, were constructed from the strong and durable Milos M290B series truss.

Allen & Heath Dlive Mixes Rolling Stone/Porsche Concert

21/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Porsche celebrated its new Panamera Hybrid automobile with a live concert held at the Porsche Experience Center in Carson, CA mixed on an Allen & Heath dLive S Class with S7000 Surface, DM64 MixRack and DX32 Expander. The concert featured Dave Navarro, Mark McGrath and other rockers performing as “The Royal Machines” and was co-sponsored by Rolling Stone and featured in the magazine’s “Engine Notes” column on 11th December.

Elation at Prolight + Sound 2018

21/02/2018 - Event News

Germany – Elation Professional will have a line-up of extraordinary lighting innovations on display at this year’s Prolight + Sound exhibition.

J&C Joel receive Presidential approval in Turkey

21/02/2018 - Project News

Turkey – J&C Joel, in conjunction with their regional distributor Eramita, received the Turkish President’s seal of approval when they were commissioned to fit the stage engineering solutions at TCCB National Congress and Cultural Centre.

LED Creative help add a little sparkle to Dancing on Ice

21/02/2018 - Production News

UK - Helping add a touch of colour to the brand new studio installation at Dancing on Ice, illumination rental and installation specialist, LED Creative has provided the production crew with over 1,600 metres of its Alpha 60 RGB system plus a further 750 metres of Sigma 60.

Philips Lighting Creates a Theatre of Light for Trans-Siberian Orchestra

21/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Philips Lighting has announced that its unique stage lighting fixture, the Philips VL6000 Beam, was chosen by lighting designer Bryan Hartley to create his powerful 'rock theatre' design for the recent winter tour by Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

DiGiCo SD7 – the only console for Coldplay

20/02/2018 - Production News

Why does a four-piece band need the gargantuan capacity of a console like the DiGiCo SD7s? Because they’re Coldplay and they can? Maybe. But when you hear about the complex set-up of one of the world’s most successful band’s live shows, you will understand there are undeniable reasons why the SD7, and only the SD7, will do.

Country Star Tours with SES and Outline GTO C-12

20/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Justin Moore’s Hell On A Highway tour started in mid-October 2017 and continues well into 2018 with this rising star of country music performing in more than 40 cities across the USA.

Lawo Group Appoints Industry Professional Services Expert to Lead the Pre-Sales and Projects Team

20/02/2018 - People News

Germany – John Roberts-Davies has joined German audio console and IP video specialist Lawo AG as head of pre-sales and projects. In his new role, he will lead and develop the team that delivers technical consultation, solution design and system delivery to customers across the entire range of live production applications.

DiGiCo releases S-Series Offline Editor

20/02/2018 - Equipment News

Continuing its expansion of the popular S Series console functionality, UK digital live mixing specialist, DiGiCo, has announced the release of the new S-Series Offline Editor.

Intralite Shows Robe Commitment with MegaPointes and Spiiders

20/02/2018 - Production News

Slovenia – Intralite is a busy and fast growing Slovenian rental company that was among the first in the country to invest in MegaPointes with a purchase of 12 from Slovenian distributor MK Light Sound.

Erick Baker Woos Valentine Crowd with Bandit Lites

20/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Erick Baker is well aware that life is full of unexpected twists and detours, but following the talented singer-songwriter’s smashing success of a Valentines concert series, Baker returned once again to the historic Bijou Theatre with Bandit Lites for two more sold out evenings of emotional professions of love, life and the journey of finding happiness.

Colorist Install Accentuates Liverpool’s Historic Cunard Building

20/02/2018 - Project News

UK – Sitting on the banks of the river Mersey in Liverpool, the Grade II listed Cunard Building embodies the rich maritime history of the city. Constructed in the heyday of Liverpool’s shipping industry between 1914 and 1917, the building was the headquarters of the Cunard Line until the 1960s and also home to Cunard's passenger facilities for trans-Atlantic journeys departing from Liverpool.

USITT Selects 11 Rising Theatre Artists for 2018 Young Designers, Managers and Technicians Awards

20/02/2018 - Event News

USA – Eleven young technical theatre artists will receive Young Designers, Managers & Technicians (YDMT) Awards at USITT’s 58th Annual Conference & Stage Expo, March 15, 2018, at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Movecat VMB-S 250-0.8-24 Band Hoist

20/02/2018 - Equipment News

The Movecat VMB-S 250-0.8-24 band hoist weighs only over 100kg and is designed for working loads of up to 250kg, which it moves at speeds ranging from 0 ("true zero speed") to 0.8 m/sec over vertical distances of up to 24 metres using a maintenance-free precision steel band.

Cornerstone Church on the Move with Martin Audio WPM

20/02/2018 - Project News

USA – A portable church that converts into a large banquet hall and wedding venue on Sundays, Cornerstone Church in Milwaukee, WI, recently upgraded to a Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Mini line array system.

Neg Earth Lights Invests in Chroma-Q Color Force II for High-Profile Tours, Events and TV Shows

19/02/2018 - Production News

UK – Leading lighting rental production company, Neg Earth Lights has added the multi award-winning Chroma-Q Color Force II LED cyc, wash and effects light to its stockholding, supplying the fixture for a number of high-profile concert tours, live music events and TV shows.

L-Acoustics Brings Joie de Vivre to Lana Del Rey’s Lust for Life

19/02/2018 - Production News

USA – With Lana Del Rey’s most recent album, Lust for Life, prominently appearing on many critics’ top lists for 2017, the sultry singer-songwriter has been on the road in North America this January and February with “LA to the Moon,” her first tour since 2014. FOH mixing duties for the Sound Image-reinforced trek have been in the capable care of Kevin Madigan, perhaps best known for his work with David Crosby, Steven Stills and Graham Nash. With the task of bringing Del Rey’s dreamy, intimate pop to audiences in hockey arenas and other equally acoustically challenging venues, Madigan has two secret weapons: a well-honed ear for great, vocal-based song craft, and a passion for exceptional PAs, in this case, a DiGiCo SD5-driven L-Acoustics’ K1 system.

Renkus-Heinz ICONYX a Great Fit for Energy Company HQ

19/02/2018 - Project News

USA – When a major regional energy company decided to remodel a section of its Wisconsin headquarters to create a new multi-purpose space, Fearing's Audio Video Security got the call to design and install a sophisticated AV system. "The architects brought us in early on because they're a partner of ours, and we do all kinds of rooms for them," explains Fearing's VP of engineering Ehren Tresner. "The client tore down a bunch of walls, eliminating two conference rooms and other areas to open up a multi-function space that can be used for anything from large meetings to training, vendor events with booths, and so on."

CUK Audio takes on distribution for ClearOne in UK and Eire

19/02/2018 - Business News

UK & Eire – In the wake of a highly successful ISE show in Amsterdam which saw the launch of a raft of innovative new products from ClearOne, leading pro AV distributor CUK Audio has announced that the company has taken on the distribution of ClearOne products throughout the UK and Eire. ClearOne, whose corporate headquarters are based in Salt Lake City, UT is a global provider of some of the worlds most advanced conferencing, collaboration, network streaming and signage solutions for voice and visual communications. CUK Audio MD, Stuart Thomson, is delighted to be representing ClearOne in the UK market.

Robe for David Bisbal Tour

19/02/2018 - Production News

Spain & Latin America – Barcelona-based lighting designer Ezequiel Gomez has enjoyed working on Spanish singer David Bisbal’s latest “Hijos del Mar” tour which has already played Spain and Latin America and is poised for more of the same in 2018. He chose Robe for the majority of the moving lights with Spiiders, Pointes and LEDWash 300s as key fixtures on the rig.

Claypaky and ADB at ISE 2018

19/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – Claypaky and ADB took part together at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the largest event devoted to integrated audio-video systems in the world. The four-day annual event took place at RAI Amsterdam from 6th to 9th February.

Claypaky’s K-EYE HCR marks a new era for LED stage lighting

19/02/2018 - Equipment News

Claypaky’s new K-EYE HCR range of lighting fixtures takes LED light quality to its highest peak of performance yet, giving lighting designers and directors access to CRI (Colour Rendering Index) values never before achieved by an LED fixture.

Sennheiser Takes Digital 6000 Series to Daytime TPi

19/02/2018 - Event News

UK – As part of Sennheiser’s involvement with this year’s TPi Awards, the company will be showcasing its Digital 6000 wireless microphone system at Daytime Tpi.

Unusual and Artichoke stop traffic with spectacular displays during Lumiere London 2018

16/02/2018 - Production News

UK – A dazzling array of lighting exhibits and artworks brought London to life in January when Lumiere London took to the capital to bring the biggest ever festival of light to the city's streets. Running from the 18th to the 21st January, it showcased London's spectacular and iconic architecture and streets with more than 50 works created by international and local artists. Once again, event organiser Artichoke has worked alongside Unusual – both the services and rigging divisions – to make the event possible.

CyberHoist IIT Joins Fall Out Boy M A N I A Tour

16/02/2018 - Production News

USA – The highly acclaimed XLNT CyberHoist II system by CyberMotion based in Utrecht, the Netherlands recently finished the US leg of Fall Out Boy’s M A N I A tour. Sixteen CyberHoist II Intelligent, variable speed chain hoists and a MotionCue 3D console, plus two hoists spare and one console spare were rented to Fall Out Boy management for the 2017 autumn tour.

A.C. Entertainment Technologies to Distribute Avolites Lighting and Dimming Solutions Exclusively in Ireland

16/02/2018 - Business News

Ireland – A volites, an industry-leading British manufacturer of state-of-the-art entertainment lighting control consoles, media servers and dimmers, has appointed A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) as its exclusive distributor in Ireland for its range of lighting control and dimming products.

Conga Room-LA Live Gets Camera-Friendly with Chauvet Professional

16/02/2018 - Project News

USA – The Conga Room-LA Live isn’t photographed and videoed quite as often as the celebrities who frequent the nightlife, concert, and private event venue, but it comes very, very close. Located directly across the street from the Staples Center, the sleekly designed 1,000-capacity multi-room site regularly hosts press conferences, after parties and other functions associated with major award shows like the Grammys, Emmys, X-Games, VMAs, and ESPYs, as well as film and album releases, all of which are press magnets. Lately, the photos and videos taken at the celebrity co-owned A-list venue are looking better than ever, thanks to the installation of 34 Chauvet Professional fixtures, supplied by RAT Sound and designed by Aaron Silvie.

Yamaha Ensures It’s Not All Quiet (But Not Too Loud) On The Preston Front

16/02/2018 - Project News

UK - Once an essential stop on any self-respecting band’s UK tour, the Preston Guild Hall and Charter Theatre complex was threatened with demolition as recently as 2014. However, thanks to new owners The Rigby Group, it is currently undergoing a major upgrade programme. This has included the installation of a distributed audio system based on Yamaha processors and control.

Adamson Has The PA Shop Poised for Successful 2018

16/02/2018 - Production News

Canada – The PA Shop Productions recently bolstered its rental inventory with an investment in Adamson Systems Engineering’s E-Series and S-Series loudspeakers. The system saw plenty of action on major tours and music festivals in the latter half of 2017 and now, The PA Shop is ready for a jam-packed 2018, which includes the delivery of Adamson’s Applied Certification training at its headquarters on 26th and 27th February, 2018.
“We’d been back-and-forth with Jeremiah Karni, application engineer with Adamson, examining our options and putting several products through their paces in real-world applications,” shares The PA Shop’s vice president and production manager, Kyle Schroeyens. “Needless to say, we were blown away by their performance, but also by the care and service we received from the team at Adamson. That made it even clearer that we’d made the right decision.”

"Die Toten Hosen" tour with Movecat equipment

16/02/2018 - Production News

Germany – From mid October to the end of December 2017, German punk band "Die Toten Hosen" visited major halls and arenas throughout the German-speaking world in the course of their "Laune der Natour 2017" tour. The lavish, eleven-trailer tour was supported by kinetic equipment from Movecat.

L-Acoustics creates purpose-built team for strategic UK market

16/02/2018 - People News

UK – Underlining its commitment to the UK market, L-Acoustics has announced the creation of a purpose-built sales and application team, with additional support from L-Acoustics Marcoussis headquarters.

Gorillaz hit new heights with DiGiCo

16/02/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – Gorillaz was formed 20 years ago by Blur frontman, Damon Albarn, and Jamie Hewlett, co-creator of comic book, Tank Girl. The aim was to fuse their respective skills to create a virtual band with virtual band members. Gorillaz' self-titled debut album, released in 2001, sold three million records and earned them a place in the Guinness book of Records as Most Successful Virtual Band. Since then, the project has continued to evolve, as has the size of the production: it is now all about the real players (and very special guest stars) rather than just the animation, and Albarn and co. are often more than 20-strong when they hit the road. With such a big show, of course, comes great sonic responsibility, all of which is in the hands of Matt Butcher at FOH and Dave Guerin at monitors, both of whom rely on DiGiCo for everything.

Avolites Sapphire Touch with Titan effects helps Stage Production Co smash it at Gatecrasher

15/02/2018 - Production News

UK – The Gatecrasher Classical club night landed at Sheffield City Hall in January for a sensory overload, with dramatic lighting controlled by Avolites consoles.

MultiDyne Updates Bulk Fiber Transport System for Hot-Swappable Conversions at 2018 NAB Show

15/02/2018 - Event News

USA – MultiDyne Fiber Optic Solutions has added greater conversion capability to VF-9000 fibre transport platform for bulk transport in advance of the 2018 NAB Show, which marks the North American debut of the system. The VF-9000 addresses the growing need for higher signal density, format flexibility and operational versatility in a fibre transport frame, and is available in 18- and 36-channel versions. MultiDyne will exhibit the VF-9000 at Booth C6818 at the Las Vegas Convention Center from 9th - 12th April.

DeltaLive becomes ‘Haus of Riedel’

15/02/2018 - Production News

UK – Underlining its commitment to investing for the future, DeltaLive has taken delivery of a substantial stock of Riedel’s range of products, which it has immediately added to its hire stock inventory.

ISE confirms its position as the European destination for the global AV industry

15/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – The largest and busiest Integrated Systems Europe in its 15-year history drew record numbers of exhibitors and attendees from around the world for four days of business, education and networking at the RAI Amsterdam between 6th - 9th February.

Anolis Puts Sun into the City Gardens

15/02/2018 - Project News

South Africa – A new Anolis LED lighting installation is helping to highlight the lush and beautiful foliage in Cascades Gardens, part of the 5-star luxury Cascades Hotel property in Sun City.

Bandit Lites Blooms at Antique and Garden Show of Nashville

15/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Spring came early once again in at least one fashion as the Antiques and Garden Show of Nashville returned to the Music City Center. Now in its 28th year, the weekend show offers a wide swath of enticements, including antiques, posters, art, rugs, garden supplies and rare blooms. Bandit Lites provided the lighting for the event which featured Charles Spencer, brother of the late Diana, Princess of Wales and 9th Earl Spencer, as the keynote presenter, offering insight to the restoration efforts of his ancestral home, Althorp Estate.

Veteran Engineer Robert Nelson Adds Clair Brothers 1AM+ Self-Powered Wedges to His Arsenal for Blondie Tour

15/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Robert Nelson has been working in live sound for nearly 40 years. His talent for organising and engineering shows, that leave everyone satisfied, including the band, earned him gigs with acts such as Tears For Fears, Beastie Boys, Hall & Oates, Boyz II Men, Leonard Cohen, k.d. lang and Gloria Estefan. For the past three years, Nelson has been serving as production manager and monitor engineer for the iconic band Blondie. In preparation for Blondie's recent tour, he made the decision to update his decades-old Clair Brothers wedges with the purchase of a dozen Clair Brothers 1AM+ 12-inch point source monitors.

Tim Farquhar Harmonises Rogues with Victor Wooten

15/02/2018 - Production News

USA – The bass guitar is “utterly at the mercy” of Victor Wooten, one critic proclaimed about the artist Rolling Stone magazine named one of the Top Ten bassists of all time. The maestro’s mastery of his chosen instrument was on full display in mid-November, when his Victor Wooten Trio performed at the Caribou Room, a new live music venue just outside Boulder, CO. Pushing his bass to its creative limits, as he moved from finger tapped melodies to thunderous slapping sections, Wooten took his audience on a musical journey that wove its way through blues, jazz, fusion, rock and other genres. Keeping pace with him note for note was a Tim Farquhar lighting design that featured Chauvet Professional Rogue and Chauvet DJ Intimidator fixtures.

Edenton Street UMC Adds to Martin Audio Complement with WPC Array

15/02/2018 - Project News

USA – RMB Audio recently installed a Wavefront Precision Compact array in the Edenton Street United Methodist Church complex in Raleigh, North Carolina, adding to Martin Audio systems that already exist including MLA Mini, CDD and Ceiling Series speakers.

Theatres Trust announce new Theatre Improvement Scheme alongside final Urgent Repairs recipients in renewed Wolfson Foundation partnership

14/02/2018 - Business News

UK – Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres, will be awarding four theatres a total of £54,520 in the final funding round of the Urgent Repairs Scheme. This scheme, set up in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation, helps theatres in need of immediate repair and maintenance. The final round of the pilot scheme awards grants to Ayr Gaiety, Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, Kings Theatre Portsmouth and Wilton’s Music Hall in London.

Yamaha Delivers Greater Choice With New Third Generation MG Mixers

14/02/2018 - Equipment News

Yamaha has announced the addition of MG10XUF and MG12XUK mixing consoles to the popular MG Series line-up.

Painting with Light makes “Senses” for Panasonic at ISE

14/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – International creative design practice Painting with Light was commissioned by Panasonic to produce a high-impact multimedia live show for their booth at this year’s ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) expo at Amsterdam RAI.

Baylor University Relies on Rock-Solid Metric Halo Lio-8 Interface with Eight Optional Mic Preamps

14/02/2018 - Project News

USA – Cultivate Informed Creative Research: these four words summarise the mission of the exploratory music composition lab at Baylor University. “Our students bring so much to their composition classes, they’ve been studying on their instruments for years, they’ve taken intensive music history, theory, and musicianship courses, and they need an inviting space to freely experiment with all of that background knowledge in new and exciting, creative ways,” explained Dr. Ben Johansen, lecturer in Composition and Computer Music at Baylor’s School of Music. Together with his colleagues in the department, Johansen has been building out that creative space – dubbed “Alinea” – with tools that are not only beautiful sounding, but also unfailingly robust to near-constant usage.

Justin Preston Creates Trade Show and Concert Looks for Roland with Chauvet Professional

14/02/2018 - Event News

USA – Visitors who entered the Roland exhibit at NAMM during a performance by one of the company’s many star endorsers experienced a sense of attending a concert. When they returned a short time later, they felt an equally immersive, but quite different, sensation of walking through a high-tech showroom. Contributing to the creation of this flexible exhibit space was a versatile lighting design by Justin Preston that featured a collection of over 90 Chauvet Professional fixtures, including 32 Maverick MK2 Wash units.

Claypaky adds immersive impact for Czech superstars Kabat

14/02/2018 - Production News

Czech Republic – 2018 signalled the end of the record-breaking 19-date ice arena tour across Slovakia and Czech Republic by rock music legends, Kabat. The multi-platinum selling Czech band stunned audiences with an in-the-round show design, complete with 360° stage, wrap-around video screens and a high-impact light show powered by the cutting-edge technology of Italian lighting manufacturer Claypaky.

Sydney Opera House banks on Lawo for JST refit

14/02/2018 - Project News

Australia – Professional Audio & Television (PAT) announced that they have delivered, configured and commissioned a Lawo Nova73 and a Lawo crystal console including compact engine for the Joan Sutherland Theatre in the Sydney Opera House via lead integrator The Downer Group.

Airstar Enlightens Wembley Park’s Slideatron with Crystal Clear Lighting

14/02/2018 - Production News

UK – Located in Wembley Park, one of London’s newest and most exciting cultural neighbourhoods, Slideatron, the ultra-high, 20 metre, alternative LED Christmas tree slide, entertained thousands of visitors from November 2017 until January 2018. Designed and produced by event and place-making agency Produce UK, the thrilling attraction allowed visitors to reach another level of festivities by accelerating through the tube in just 18 seconds.

The Guildhall School returns to Tower Bridge’s Bascule Chamber to present Blackout

14/02/2018 - Production News

UK – The Guildhall School, with support from the City of London Police Museum and London Metropolitan Archives, return to Tower Bridge’s Bascule Chamber for Blackout: a site-specific video projection and sound installation inside London’s greatest hidden space.

PLASA Focus Leeds set to celebrate tenth anniversary

14/02/2018 - Event News

UK – The increasingly popular PLASA Focus Leeds exhibition marks its tenth anniversary by returning to the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds on 1st and 2nd May. Free registration is now open, for the first UK platform of the year for product debuts from lighting, audio, AV, rigging and staging sectors.

New HMI lamps from Osram provide even better illumination for film and TV

14/02/2018 - Equipment News

To meet growing demands from the film and theatre industries Osram has expanded its portfolio of metal halide lamps. The innovative Studio line is perfectly tailored to the requirements of modern entertainment productions and makes additional halogen spotlights superfluous thanks to warm tungsten colour temperatures. With its orange base, which signifies UV-Stop technology, it is also easily recognisable. The familiar HMI UVS lamps and other single-ended HMI products have been combined under the new name of HMI Digital. In combination with appropriate control gear, HMI Digital offers flicker-free light with up to 100 lumen/Watt and a colour temperature of 6,000 K. The two HMI Studio and Digital product lines will be available in retail outlets from February 2018.

Philips Lighting hits the high notes on the set of Pitch Perfect 3

13/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Philips Lighting has announced that its state-of-the-art stage lighting fixtures were chosen to meet the strict lighting demands on the set of 2017's popular feature film, Pitch Perfect 3. The tight shooting schedule called for excellent light quality, solid reliability, quiet operation and the flexibility to perform multiple tasks.

11th Hour Nominated for Cardiff Life Awards 2018

13/02/2018 - Event News

UK – Cardiff-based events specialists, 11th Hour, brought 2017 to a close by delivering a six-minute fireworks spectacular to mark the city’s new year celebrations. Ending its 11th year in such style was fitting for a company that continues to grow and provide an incredibly wide range of services to every kind of event possible, both locally and around the UK. In recognition of 11th Hour’s contribution to the business life of the Welsh Capital, it has been nominated for an award at the prestigious Cardiff Life Awards 2018. Cardiff Life is the go-to magazine in the city, inspiring readers to engage with everything that is great about Cardiff’s events, arts, restaurants, property, fashion and retail, by setting an aspirational agenda for residents and visitors alike.

GLP JDC1 Makes James Arthur ‘Look Big and Impressive’

13/02/2018 - Production News

UK – Having previously been involved with putting together the lighting design for James Arthur’s club/theatre tour in early 2017, LD Michael Straun has moved up to lighting the larger arenas for the artist, again using GLP fixtures extensively in his toolkit. He was invited by Meggan McKenzie from production company, The Live Dept, after previously working with her and managing director, JP Firmin on shows with Tinie Tempah and Katy B.

SKALAR – Kraftwerk Powered with Pointes

13/02/2018 - Production News

Germany – Anticipation, anger, disgust, fear, joy, sadness, surprise, trust: eight primary emotions expressed and experienced during SKALAR, an amazing and compelling piece of immersive kinetic light art created by artist / designer Christopher Bauder and musician / composer Kangding Ray.

Eleven ESTA Proposed Standards in Public Review

13/02/2018 - Standards News

Eleven documents are available for public review at no cost on the ESTA website at In order of comment due date and then alpha-numeric designation, the documents are:

David Butzler Recognised as CMA Touring Awards Lighting Director of the Year

13/02/2018 - People News

USA – Bandit Lites announces that David Butzler was awarded Lighting Director of the Year at the 6th Annual CMA Touring Awards. Previously known as the SRO (Standing Room Only) Awards, the since renamed CMA Touring Awards honour members of the Country Music Association who exemplify remarkable professional achievement.

Ashly Ne-Series Amps with On-board Protea DSP Power New Crunch Fitness Franchise Outside Phoenix

13/02/2018 - Project News

USA – Though once a stand-alone town with a modest claim to fame as the world’s leading hay seller, Gilbert, Arizona is now a bustling suburb of nearby Phoenix. As folks from around the country flocked – and continue to flock – to the sunny Arizona capital, Gilbert grew from just under 6,000 residents in 1980 to over 230,000 residents today! For decades long stretches, it was the fastest growing metropolitan region in the country and looks to remain in the top five for the foreseeable future. To meet the expanding demand for well-appointed exercise facilities, a local entrepreneurial group recently opened its first Crunch Fitness franchise in Gilbert. To give it the right energetic vibe, local A/V integration firm Complete Sound & Video relied on Ashly NE Series multi-channel amplifiers with onboard Ashly Protea DSP.

Partnership deal announced between Ampetronic and Trinity

13/02/2018 - Business News

UK - One of the key challenges in installing a hearing loop system is timing. Often customers want to install one, but don’t want to have to change out suspended ceiling tiles or pull up carpets. So retro fit is seen as harder to deliver. Typically therefore, installation becomes an add on consideration, for new builds or refurbishment. One way to potentially reduce impacts is to time installation of a hearing loop system with installation of another wired system, which could be placed in similar areas.

All Hail To The Ale!

13/02/2018 - Production News

UK – For one night only, on the 25th of March, the legend that is Al Murray The Pub Landlord will be serving up a very special night of comedy for the live events industry at the Dorfman Theatre, within the world famous National Theatre, in aid of backup – the technical entertainment charity.

Claypaky Lighting Fixtures Support “Ilusio, Magic on Ice” During its Roanoke, Virginia Run

13/02/2018 - Production News

USA – What could be more entertaining than combining the beauty of world-class ice skating with the intrigue of magic? “Ilusio, Magic on Ice,” a riveting spectacular created by and starring Steve Wheeler, has played to millions of people in more than 4,000 performances across the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The fusion of figure skating grace and athleticism with larger-than-life grand illusions makes “Ilusio, Magic on Ice” a new genre of ice show.

World’s Largest Gospel Concert Relies on Outline to Deliver the Word

13/02/2018 - Production News

Nigeria – With an audience estimated at close to three-quarters of a million people, ‘The Experience’ is an interdenominational gospel concert held annually in Lagos, Nigeria. Convened and hosted by pastor Paul Adefarasin, the colossal event debuted in December 2006 and is now the largest musical concert in Africa, featuring guest artistes from numerous countries leading the crowd in worship and praise.

Nico Riot Drives Theatrical Looks for Marilyn Manson with ChamSys

13/02/2018 - Production News

Europe & USA – The passage of time, not to mention a serious on-stage accident that hospitalised him with a broken fibula, has done nothing to dampen the fierce cataclysmic flames that emanate from Marilyn Manson when he performs. After 20 years, 15 tours and ten studio albums, six of which went platinum or gold, the Ohio-born icon still fearlessly smashes through all comfort zones, shaking up audiences with his menacing music and darkly theatrical stage presence.

Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 Wireless microphone System wins Parnelli Award for Indispensable Technology – Audio

13/02/2018 - Event News

USA – At the 17th Annual Parnelli Awards, held during NAMM 2018, Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 wireless microphone system was honoured as the winning solution in the awards’ “Indispensable Technology – Audio” category. During a ceremony at the Anaheim Hilton on 26th January, Sennheiser’s RF wireless and spectrum expert Joe Ciaudelli accepted the award on behalf of the company.

BVE 2018: HHB Bring Latest Pro Audio Innovations to ExCel London

13/02/2018 - Event News

UK – Professional audio specialists HHB will bring the latest innovative technology for the broadcast, post-production, AV and music sectors to BVE 2018, showcasing the latest developments from co-exhibitors Avid, BroaMan, NUGEN Audio, RTW, Studer, Wohler, Yellowtec and Zoom.

W1 Productions Install Martin Audio at New Studio 88

13/02/2018 - Project News

UK – With a prime site off London’s Leicester Square, Studio 88 has opened as a new concept in entertainment, billed as “a non-stop, audience requested, live music experience”.

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Eases Event Management with Expanded TiMax SoundHub Showcontrol System

13/02/2018 - Project News

UK – As the demands of returning sound designers have become more adventurous at every visit, so Manchester’s Royal Exchange theatre has stepped up to the mark by expanding its existing TiMax SoundHub system matrix and spatial processor to a 48 x 48 configuration with analogue and MADI I/O. This latest infrastructure upgrade also includes a new Digico SD10T main FOH console and a QLab/MADI workstation.

PLASA Rolls Out Professional Development Training Events for 2018

13/02/2018 - Standards News

UK - PLASA, the professional lighting and sound association, has announced a new programme of professional development and networking events to support members and non-members working within the industry.

New Column Array Developments from Axiom Launched at ISE

12/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – Axiom Pro Audio has introduced two new loudspeaker products in its AX series of line array products at the ISE show in Amsterdam.

Major Canadian Educational Facility Upgrades with Audient

12/02/2018 - Project News

Canada – After over 30 years of service, two ageing consoles at Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology (OIART) were put out to pasture and replaced with two Audient ASP8024 Heritage Edition desks. As part of the facilities’ upgrade, they were chosen not only because they supported the curriculum, but also because they came in at the desired price point.

Concordia University Chapel Refreshed with ICONYX Gen5 Loudspeakers

12/02/2018 - Project News

USA – Concordia University, Nebraska, has been through many changes since its founding with one professor and a dozen students in 1894. Operated by The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, it is now a fully accredited, coeducational university with more than 2,700 students. Its home town of Seward, located 25 miles west of Lincoln, is best known for an annual 4th July celebration that draws 40,000 to a town of 7,000 people.

Penn Elcom Invests in Salvagnini P4

12/02/2018 - Business News

UK – Penn Elcom has invested in a new Salvagnini P4 panel bending system which has been installed in its Hastings manufacturing facility.

Robe LIVE at The Sun Arena

12/02/2018 - Production News

South Africa – Two concerts organised by AMP Events at the newly-opened, 10,000-capacity Sun Arena in South African capital Pretoria were chosen to record a live DVD for American rock band LĪVE.

Clair Brothers C12 Wins Big at Moto GP World Championship

12/02/2018 - Production News

Spain – Clair Brothers' new distribution partner in Spain, VTècnics, recently upgraded its touring PA to the new C12 system immediately following the decision to partner with the loudspeaker leader. VTècnics offers the finest products and services in sound, lighting, projection and full-scale musical production, so making the Clair Brothers C12 its main PA is a perfect fit. And they’ve wasted no time putting it to the test.

Paige Hathaway to Receive Rising Star Award at USITT 2018

12/02/2018 - Event News

USA – Freelance scenic designer Paige Hathaway will receive USITT’s 2018 Rising Star Award.

The d&b Soundscape official release at a buzzing ISE 2018

12/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – ISE 2018 at RAI Amsterdam, was a milestone event in a five-year journey for d&b, as it is where the d&b Soundscape was officially released to the market. Operating on the DS100 signal engine and dynamically integrating engineering and artistry, the d&b Soundscape opens up a whole world of creativity. Combining d&b loudspeaker systems with state-of-the-art processing power, object-based mixing and sophisticated room emulation, d&b Soundscape is a toolkit to enable the creation of an unparalleled listening experience – natural, harmonious, enveloping and emotionally engaging. d&b audiotechnik has also announced the first technology partnerships of the powerful DS100 signal engine, the integration, with QLab by Figure 53 and TTA Stagetracker II by TTA, as well as with Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) systems in either VST or AU formats, demonstrate that the DS100 is open to integration to deliver the vast benefits of the d&b Soundscape.

X-men with lemon and black light!

12/02/2018 - Equipment News

Seven colours in one LED, including lemon and UV. With this special mixture, Eurolite presents its new X-men TMH-X7 and TMH-X19. Theyare the first moving heads equipped with this colour mixture, guaranteeing stunning lighting effects. A zoom, high-quality components and more extra features are also included.

OISTAT Celebrates 50 Years of Design and Cultural Influence at the Royal Welsh College this Summer

12/02/2018 - Event News

UK – This year the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT) will be celebrating 50 years of cultural influence and international importance over the performance landscape. The celebration takes place at Cardiff’s Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama between 29th August and 2nd September 2018.

J&C Joel helps keep sound in check at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

12/02/2018 - Project News

UK – In one of the company’s biggest ever projects in the UK, J&C Joel, helped keep sound in check by installing its acoustic solutions in the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s performance spaces.

A Night in Namibia for Joss Stone

09/02/2018 - Production News

Namibia – Award winning English jazz and soul singer and songwriter Joss Stone visited Namibia for the first time, and for one night only, as part of her ongoing Total world tour, making an appearance in the intimate environs of the Warehouse Theatre in vibrant capital Windhoek.

Bandit Helps Bring the Spectacle to Winter Jam Tour

09/02/2018 - Production News

USA – The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, Christian music’s largest annual tour, is travelling the east coast with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. The evening of worship and fellowship features performances and messages from Christian music’s top artists and speakers including Skillet, Kari Jobe, NewSong, Jordan Feliz, John Crist, Nick Hall, KB and Building 429.

Chauvet to Hold Singapore Open House

09/02/2018 - Event News

Singapore – Chauvet invites dealers, integrators, designers and other lighting professionals throughout Asia to the company’s first open house in Singapore. Held at the Four Points Sheraton on the ionic Singapore River, the event takes place on Tuesday 27th February from 1:30pm to 6:30pm, and is followed by a sit-down dinner.

High End Systems Releases Hog 4 OS v.3.8.0

09/02/2018 - Equipment News

High End Systems has announced the release of Hog 4 v.3.8.0 software for the Hog 4 console range.

Clair Global Invests in Further Optocore Devices

09/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Clair Global has substantially increased its Optocore inventory as the production company giants gear up for a major, as yet unannounced 2018 tour.

Alamodome’s Massive $60M Renovation Project Includes L-Acoustics K2

09/02/2018 - Project News

USA – The Alamodome, the City of San Antonio’s huge 65,000-seat multi-purpose facility, is tasked with doing it all: it’s used to host football, basketball, soccer, hockey, baseball and other events. But over the years, the sound requirements for contemporary collegiate and professional sports have only increased as the venue’s original sound system, installed when it opened in 1993, was close to running on empty.

Pink Dazzles with Sennheiser Digital 6000 Series at Super Bowl 52

09/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Despite record-setting freezing temperatures, professional football fans had a lot to cheer about during Super Bowl 52 as incumbent champions the New England Patriots faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles for the coveted national title, which drew over 100 million viewers and 67,612 live audience members. P!NK set the tone for the evening with a dazzling one-minute, 53 second rendition of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’, sung through her Sennheiser Digital 6000 wireless microphone system.
On a night brimming with excitement and anticipation for the two teams and fans around the world, P!NK exuded both confidence and class, sweeping listeners through an unforgettable performance of the US national anthem with every emotional nuance of the famously difficult 19 semitone song captured in detail by Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 wireless system.

Stage Electrics Enhance Birmingham University's Drama Department's Performance

09/02/2018 - Project News

UK – An investment in a pair of state-of-the-art 7,000 lumen Panasonic projectors has enhanced the University of Birmingham’s drama students' exceptional adaptation of the book ‘Looking Backward’ written by Edward Bellamy in 1888.

EXE-Rise hoists support Neg Earth Lights’ busy schedule

09/02/2018 - Production News

UK - The complete trust that Neg Earth Lights has put into EXE Technology products was clearly demonstrated last year when they purchased over 200 new EXE-RISE units within a six-month period.

d&b audiotechnik announces first integration partners for Soundscape

09/02/2018 - Equipment News

Coinciding with the launch of the d&b Soundscape system, audio technology specialist d&b audiotechnik has announced the first integration of the powerful DS100 signal engine. The integration with QLab by Figure 53 and TTA Stagetracker II by TTA, as well as with Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) systems in either VST or AU formats, demonstrate that the DS100 is open to integration to deliver the vast benefits of the d&b Soundscape.

Adamson Gets Plenty of Attention on Tour with Charlie Puth

08/02/2018 - Production News

North America – Charlie Puth hasn’t had much downtime since the release of his debut album, Nine Track Mind, in early 2016. The breakout pop singer hit a number of major markets for the first time on his most recent North American tour alongside Shawn Mendes, and thanks in part to Adamson Systems Engineering’s E-Series and S-Series loudspeakers, left a great first impression.

USITT to Receive $25,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

08/02/2018 - Business News

USA – National Endowment for the Arts chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $25,000 to USITT for the 2019 United States Exhibition of the Prague Quadrennial.

Elizabeth Coco Lights “DC in DC” After Party with Chauvet Professional

08/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Famous lives are often the focus of exhibits at The National Museum of African American History and Culture and its neighbour, The National Museum of American History. But rarely do these two prestigious institutions, which are part of the Smithsonian complex, roll out the red carpet for heroes quite like those who were honoured this January at “DC in DC.” Held over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, the two-day event celebrated super heroes with the world premieres of the Black Lightning television program and the animated Batman film Gotham by Gaslight.

Victoria Theatre Halifax Puts D.A.D Speaker Monitors Centre-Stage, via A.C. Entertainment Technologies

08/02/2018 - Project News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) has supplied Dynamic Audio Device (D.A.D)

Introducing the d&b Soundscape: the evolution of the listening experience

08/02/2018 - Equipment News

Based on an exceptional audio system processor and two software modules, the d&b Soundscape opens up a whole world of creativity. The product marks the beginning of a new era of sound experience for the sound designer, for the engineer, for the artist and for the audience.

Panasonic bolsters 4K AV line-up at ISE 2018

08/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – Panasonic has used ISE 2018 to announce a beyond 4K laser-phosphor addition to its projector line-up aimed at live event staging, exhibitions, rental and permanent installations.

Riedel creates Zurich IP engineering hub with acquisition of Archwave and Cymatic Audio

08/02/2018 - Business News

Germany – Underlining its commitment to standards, Riedel is making continued investments in new technologies with its acquisition of Swiss engineering pioneer Archwave. This new partnership will create a strong research and development (R&D) hub in Zurich and increase Riedel’s global engineering team to over 100 engineers while expanding its R&D capabilities for IP and standards such as AES67, which will further boost interoperability in the broadcast world. Archwave is an audio-networking and streaming specialist that vigorously promotes open standards for the interconnection of audio and video equipment in professional environments.

PixelFLEX sets the tone downtown with HC Media and Fishbrook Design

07/02/2018 - Project News

USA – As the cable access provider for the City of Haverhill, Massachusetts, HC Media is a non-profit corporation developed to provide residents and other non-profit institutions access to the medium of television. Recently unveiling its new Studio 101 located downtown in the Harbor Place building, HC Media wanted to create a captivating visual display that would excite the entire community and illuminate the revitalised downtown district. Working with Fishbrook Design Studio, the digital display needed to be bright and powerful with a distinct 90-degree design capability, so they chose FLEXLite NXG 3.9mm LED video from PixelFLEX.

Panasonic unveils beyond 4K 21,000 lumens laser projector

07/02/2018 - Equipment News

Panasonic Business has announced a beyond 4K laser-phosphor addition to its projector lineup aimed at live event staging, exhibitions, rental, and permanent installations.

Audiologic Introduces The Learning Space

07/02/2018 - Standards News

UK – The Audiologic team has announced the establishment of a brand new demonstration and education facility at its Harlow headquarters. Construction of The Audiologic Learning Space began in August when the company expanded the size of its operation to meet ever-increasing demand for its products and services. A feature of the planned expansion was to create a bespoke space that would allow customers to visit and witness product demonstrations, receive hands-on training and work closely with the Audiologic team on project planning and product selection. This aim has now been realised.

Showtime Sound LLC “Surrounds” Kevin Hart with Chauvet Professional

07/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Showtime Sound LLC, Kevin Hart’s regular production company, recently met the challenge of a special in-the-round set-up for his New Year’s Eve appearance at Orlando’s 10,000-seat CFE Arena. This challenge was tackled with help from Chauvet Professional Rogue and Nexus fixtures.

Magic Moments with Movecat

07/02/2018 - Production News

Europe – In 2018 the Ehrlich Brothers are once again touring large arenas in Germany, Luxemburg, Austria and Switzerland with their latest show "Fascination". The two brothers, Andreas and Chris Ehrlich, have developed a spectacular show featuring illusions seen nowhere else in the world, in which high-tech stage equipment plays a major role and that is packing some of Europe‘s largest halls and stadiums. On their current tour, for example, the Ehrlich Brothers are making an eight-ton, 2,000 BHP monster truck materialise on stage out of nothing as well as bursting the boundaries of physics by "teleporting" individual spectators right across the hall.

Advantech teams up with Epatra to expand its share of the Signage Solutions market

07/02/2018 - Business News

Global intelligent systems leader Advantech has announced a new partnership on digital signage solutions with Epatra, a leading value-added reseller specialising in audiovisual and industrial solutions.
Advantech provides comprehensive signage solutions from entry-level fanless, low power systems, to high-end systems supporting independent multiple displays. Advantech’s turnkey signage solutions combine reliable platforms with smart management software such as WISE-PaaS/RMM, WebAccess/IMM, and pre-configured Azure Cloud services to simplify deployment and enhance management capabilities.

Martin Audio’s O-Line Taken to a New Dimension of Control

07/02/2018 - Equipment News

Martin Audio’s award winning micro line array, O-Line, has been given extra powers of coverage, consistency and control thanks to the addition of scaleable resolution driven by Martin Audio’s new iKON amplifiers and updated DISPLAY array optimisation software.

Barco releases new 4K60 Tri-Combo output card, along with enhanced expandability of its Event Master screen management platform

07/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – Barco is releasing a new 4K@60 output card, powerful new Super-Destination programming mode and an enhanced system expansion capability. So users of its industry-leading Event Master screen management systems can considerably expand their possibilities. The new output card, along with software release 5.1, will launch at ISE 2018 at the RAI (booth 12-F100) in Amsterdam, 6th - 9th February, 2018.

Calibre responds to pixel explosion with launch of HQUltra4030 seamless scaler-switcher

07/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – At ISE 2018 (Stand 1-N70) Calibre UK, which has been part of Coretronic since August 2017, is launching the HQUltra4030 seamless scaler-switcher, bringing new levels of functionality and performance to the HQUltra4000 series.

Powersoft Announces Mennegat Trading as Distributor for The Netherlands

07/02/2018 - Business News

The Netherlands – Powersoft has announced the appointment of Mennegat Trading BV to its distribution network. Mennegat will promote Powersoft's lightweight, high-power, energy efficient fixed install and rental staging series of amplifier platforms across the Netherlands. The company brings 20 years of experience and a dedicated focus on audio solutions.

The Axcor 300 range brings Claypaky high quality to the mid-market

07/02/2018 - Equipment News

Launched at the LDI exhibition in Las Vegas in November 2017, the brand new Axcor 300 LED fixtures from Claypaky bring the Italian manufacturer’s renowned, no-compromise engineering and performance quality to a wider spectrum of shows and budgets than ever before.

ISE 2018: Yamaha Launches New RIVAGE PM7 Digital Mixing System

07/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – ISE 2018 sees Yamaha launching RIVAGE PM7, a new digital mixing system which offers the Yamaha flagship RIVAGE PM10 user experience, with integrated portability and flexibility.

ITEAC 2018: Priority Notification for Booking

06/02/2018 - Event News

UK – After careful deliberation, the Editorial Board of this year’s International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (ITEAC), London 3rd - 5th June 2018, has marshalled more than 160 ideas for sessions to create a framework that will form the backbone of the programme.

India’s Sun Infonet to Distribute Meyer Sound for Pro and Commercial Markets

06/02/2018 - Business News

India – Sun Infonet Pvt. Ltd. of New Delhi has been named exclusive distributor of Meyer Sound products for the professional and commercial sound market verticals in India, including the sound hire, commercial installation and live entertainment business sectors.

ISE 2018 – Sennheiser simplifies digital workflows

06/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – At ISE 2018, taking place from 6th to 9th February at RAI Amsterdam Convention Center, Sennheiser will be presenting its business solutions portfolio, focusing on the topic of digital workflows. The audio specialist will show software that facilitates the daily work of IT and AV professionals as well as end-users, including the latest version of Sennheiser Control Cockpit software for simpler operation, control and servicing of Sennheiser microphones. In addition to the SpeechLine Digital Wireless System, the new update brings full control of other microphone solutions such as the Digital 6000 and the evolution wireless G3 and G4 series. In a live demo room, visitors can get hands on and try the latest Sennheiser products for meeting events in a realistic setup. Meanwhile, to learn more about key developments in digital communication, a program of presentations and lectures will be taking place in the Speaker’s Corner. Visit Sennheiser at Booth 2-B50 to experience the future of business communication.

L-ISA delivers ‘best sound ever’ for UAE National Day

06/02/2018 - Production News

UAE – The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) 46th National Day celebrations took place on 2nd December 2017 with a series of events organised by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism. The centre-piece was a spectacular, hour-long event, which took place in a custom-built, temporary stadium and featured an L-ISA immersive audio system, provided by Delta Dubai with engineering services supplied by Australian Emmy Award winning audio visual design company, Auditoria.

New Dynacord IPX series power amplifiers for fixed install mark the pinnacle of amplifier engineering

06/02/2018 - Equipment News

Creating industry leading solutions for installation projects of all sizes, Dynacord is following the successful premiere of C series amplifiers with the new, unprecedented standard for sound system amplification in mid- to large-sized permanent installations, IPX series multi-channel power amplifiers incorporating OMNEO IP networking architecture and groundbreaking audio performance. IPX series embodies several proprietary amplifier technologies developed by Dynacord engineering, one of the most experienced research teams in the audio industry.

Funktion-One sound at VII is simply the best

06/02/2018 - Project News

UAE - When it comes to luxurious glamour, expectations in the UAE city of Dubai couldn’t be higher. For any club catering to a high-end clientele, regular refreshes are an essential part of remaining vital to the late-night scene. It was with this in mind that nightclub and lounge, VII – located, appropriately enough, on the seventh floor of the Conrad Dubai hotel – recently undertook a complete overhaul, introducing a fresh look and a sensational new Funktion-One sound system, supplied and installed by Em-Tec.

Bandit Lites Launches 50th Year with Annual Meeting

06/02/2018 - Business News

USA – Bandit Lites kicked off its 50th year with its annual general meeting, a gathering of all Bandits from around the country to commemorate the previous year’s successes, laud those with significant anniversaries and outstanding service and to devise the groundwork for the upcoming year’s projects.

AV Stumpfl Announces Opening of AV Stumpfl China

06/02/2018 - Business News

China – Ahead of this year’s ISE exhibition in Amsterdam, AV Stumpfl, a leading Austrian manufacturer of AV technologies from projection screens to servers and control systems, has officially announced the opening of AV Stumpfl China.

ADB supports the use of the Halogen Lamp in Stage Lighting Industry

06/02/2018 - Equipment News

Concerning the tungsten ban that is being talked about a lot these days, ADB Stagelight has decided to include halogen lamps in its lighting units, at no extra charge, as from February 2018.

Squeek Lights Goes Rogue to Provide Output and Mobility for Animals as Leaders

06/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Animals as Leaders was eager to co-headline a tour with fellow progressive metal stars Periphery. The two bands share a similar philosophy of music making, and both feature ample amounts of outstanding guitar virtuosity. Having performed multiple one-offs together, they also connected on a personal level. But joining forces on the 24-city Convergence tour, which concluded in early December, did present a challenge for Animals as Leaders lighting designer Victor Zeiser of Squeek Lights.

HK Audio presents VORTIS 2, the first EN 54-24-certified install speakers, at the ISE show in Amsterdam

06/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – HK Audio is set to present the first of its new VORTIS 2 series install speakers developed in collaboration with Gräf & Meyer, a company specialising in evacuation systems, at the 2018 Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam.

Marquee AV Installs L-Acoustics Syva and Production Lighting for Annabel’s Transformation

06/02/2018 - Project News

UK – Originally opened by Mark Birley in 1963, Annabel’s is London’s most famous private member’s A-list nightclub. It has welcomed legends of film and music, models, heads of state, aristocrats and royalty, including the Queen, Frank Sinatra and Elizabeth Taylor.

DiGiCo Announces New 4REA4 Installed Audio Solution at ISE 2018

06/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – DiGiCo will be showcasing its new 4REA4 installed audio solution at ISE 2018. 4REA4 is designed to meet the expanding performance requirements of large entertainment venues, houses of worship, theatres and shared stages at festivals and music venues.

Genelec deepens commitment to worldwide AV market at ISE 2018

06/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – Finnish audio monitoring manufacturer, Genelec, whilst best known for their high end studio monitors, has been successfully delivering into high quality AV installation projects for many years. As the AV market continues to grow and its needs for high quality audio become ever more convergent with IP networking, Genelec has taken further steps to deepen its commitment to the international AV market at ISE 2018.

New Quested Monitoring UK Supercentres confirmed in Liverpool and London

06/02/2018 - Business News

UK - After joining Quested Monitoring Systems as UK distributor late last year, Sound Network Ltd has already secured two Quested Super Centres – one to service the north and one for the south of England.

BlackTrax to help Panasonic wow visitors at ISE 2018

05/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – The AV industry delivers few more compelling spectacles than projection mapping, and at ISE 2018, real-time motion tracking company BlackTrax will once again be making a key contribution to what is expected to be yet another visual extravaganza on the Panasonic stand (1-H20).

Avolites' Key Frame Shapes feature powers 3D laser set for The Hunna

05/02/2018 - Production News

UK – Visionary lighting designer Tom Campbell created an 'abstract visual world' of lasers with a sophisticated colour palette for English rock band The Hunna's recent world tour. Campbell programmed a 3D 'lightscape' defined by the lasers, using Avolites Sapphire Touch and Quartz consoles and two TitanNet Processors.

Lenzie Union Church Refurbishes with HK Audio and Lab.gruppen

05/02/2018 - Project News

UK – Scottish integrators and installers, Toasty Audio, have been working with Lenzie Union Church of Scotland on the outskirts of Glasgow to deliver a brand-new audio system throughout the main sanctuary area.

Lightswitch and Elation Lighting Magic at Descanso Gardens “Enchanted Forest of Light”

05/02/2018 - Production News

USA – After visiting the award-winning holiday light show “Illumination” at the Morton Arboretum outside of Chicago a couple of years ago, Descanso Gardens asked lighting and visual design group Lightswitch to create and realise a new winter night-time experience designed to attract guests and increase the popularity of the historic Southern California botanical gardens. This year marked the second year Lightswitch has designed “Enchanted Forest of Light” at Descanso Gardens and the fifth year of “Illumination” at Morton Arboretum, creating visually stunning and memorable experiences using a bevy of Elation Professional fixtures, including the company’s award-winning IP65 -rated Proteus arc-source moving heads.

Outline Announce Debut of New Products at ISE Amsterdam

05/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – Following on from the success of the Stadia Series of loudspeakers designed for permanent outdoor installation, Outline are delighted to announce the launch of a complimentary range at ISE 2018.

Atlona Introduces 4K HDR HDBaseT Extender Kit for HDMI, Power and Control

05/02/2018 - Equipment News

Atlona has further expanded its extensive line of 4K/UHD AV problem-solver devices for high dynamic range (HDR) formats with the introduction of the AT-HDR-EX-70C-KIT transmitter/receiver kit. Extending HDMI, power and control signals over HDBaseT, the new solution is available immediately and will make its exhibition debut during the company’s 15th anniversary celebrations in stand 5-U80 at ISE 2018 this week through Friday (Amsterdam RAI).

Susanne Sundfør’s Vocals Come to Life with DPA Microphones

05/02/2018 - Production News

The Netherlands – Can monitors sound really be this good?” That was the reaction of Norwegian singer-songwriter Susanne Sundfør when she first heard her vocals through a DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone. At the time she was playing a solo show in the Netherlands and her FOH engineer Jørgen Brennhovd had just introduced the microphone because he was convinced she would love it.

Renkus-Heinz Announces New ICONYX Steerable Arrays

05/02/2018 - Equipment News

Renkus-Heinz has significantly expanded its family of acclaimed ICONYX series digitally steerable column arrays, introducing the new IC8-HD, IC Live X, and IC Live XL. The IC Live X and IC Live XL deliver even higher SPL than the current ICLives, while the IC8-HD is Renkus-Heinz' highest-definition array ever.

Solotech Invests in Robe BMFLs and MegaPointes

05/02/2018 - Production News

North America – Leading Canadian and North American based rental and technical production specialist Solotech has recently purchased over 100 Robe BMFLs and 26 MegaPointes in its latest investment in the Czech moving light brand, adding to an already extensive stock of Robe Spikies and Pointes.

PixelFLEX goes to the Farmer’s Market with The ESB Group

05/02/2018 - Project News

USA – Located on the banks of the Black Warrior River, the Tuscaloosa River Market is an open-air Farmer’s Market and multi-use public facility which hosts weddings, rehearsal dinners, civic gatherings and more. Originally opened in 2012, the market has continued to grow in popularity with multiple events typically scheduled each week throughout the year. Now needing a more high-powered digital display to better inform visitors of the upcoming events, the Tuscaloosa River Market called upon the design team at The ESB Group who created a bright and colourful digital display using FLEXLite NXG LED video from PixelFLEX.

11th Hour Meets Increasing Demand with More Recruitment

05/02/2018 - People News

UK – Cardiff-based events services provider, 11th Hour, continues to expand its team. Rising demand for its wide-ranging services has seen the company appoint a number of highly experienced professionals to key positions, to keep pace with continuing growth. Simon Baker brings 30 years of sales and hire experience in the technical services sector to his role as 11th Hour’s warehouse manager and new administration assistant, Rachel Burbidge, adds the skills developed during 15 years in the areas of construction, insurance and health.

Arf&Yes Creates Captivating Spectacle for Warhaus with Maverick MK2 Wash

05/02/2018 - Production News

Europe – Not many musicians can claim to have the relentless creative output of Belgian artist Maarten Devoldere. When he's not performing and recording with his award-winning band, Baltazar, Devoldere pushes the musical envelope as the main singer songwriter of his own solo side-project, Warhaus.

HD Pro Audio Holds Showcase for Avid VENUE|S6L Console with Waves Plug-Ins at Daytime TPi

05/02/2018 - Event News

UK – HD Pro Audio has announced that it is holding a technology showcase at Daytime TPi for visitors to experience the long-awaited integration of the Avid VENUE|S6L console with Waves plug-ins.

Yeo Creative Solutions announced as new partner for J&C Joel in Australia

05/02/2018 - Business News

Australia -Leading manufacturer of flame retardant fabrics, drapery and stage engineering solutions, J&C Joel, has announced the appointment of Yeo Creative Solutions as its new dealer in Australia.

Chroma-Q Showcases Creative Lighting Technologies at ISE 2018

05/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – Chroma-Q will showcase its latest award-winning range of creative lighting technologies at ISE 2018, RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands, booth 7-V225, 6th - 9th February.

Avolites Titan Mobile helps join the DOTs at Lumiere London Festival

05/02/2018 - Production News

UK – Light artist Philippe Morvan and programmer Émilien Guesnard relied on the power and feature set of Avolites' Titan Mobile console to realise one of the highlight installations of this year's Lumiere London Festival, which took place in January.

ISE 2018: Adamson Previews New Point Source Models from Acclaimed IS-Series

05/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – Adamson Systems Engineering will be exhibiting at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018, happening 6th - 9th February at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam. The company is highlighting a pair of new point source additions to its heralded IS-Series of install-focused loudspeaker products in Booth U270, Hall 15, and will be previewing the new models in a series of intimate and informative IS-Series demonstrations at the nearby De Balie theatre.

RoboSpot is a Flexible Solution for Little Mermaid

05/02/2018 - Production News

Belgium – Lighting for The Little Mermaid in Belgium was designed by Luc Peumans of Genk-based international design practice, Painting with Light, and lighting equipment was delivered by leading Benelux rental company, Phlippo Showlights together with audio and rigging.

ProMolded Multicables at United Center Chicago

05/02/2018 - Project News

USA – The celebrated home of the champion Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks now features a 190,000 square-foot addition with power distribution and trussing installed by Upstaging. Opened to the public last autumn, the new atrium features the stadium’s box office as well as an expansive team store, dining options, business offices, and the eternally popular Michael Jordan statue, now indoors and artfully lit. Six-circuit power for the addition’s creative lighting includes nearly 3,000 feet of white ProMolded 12/14 multicable assemblies.

Claypaky Mythos2 and Sharpy Washes Light The Misfits for Arena Shows in Las Vegas and LA

05/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Seminal horror punk rock band The Misfits lit up the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and at The Forum in Los Angeles with a pair of high-octane shows guaranteed to please fans of the iconic musicians. Lighting designer/director Jason Cain selected Claypaky Mythos2 and Sharpy Wash fixtures for the back-to-back arena shows.

L-Acoustics K2 system provides consistency in a scalable package for Lorde Melodrama tour

05/02/2018 - Production News

Europe – New Zealand artist Lorde has just completed a world tour in support of her second album Melodrama. Kicking off in September in Manchester, she played a series of UK dates running into October, before moving on to Europe, ending in New Zealand and Australia in November. UK-rental company Adlib Audio supplied an L-Acoustics K2 system for the duration of the UK and European dates, its scalability and light weight making it ideal for the varying venue sizes, as well as their weight loading restrictions.

Martin MAC Encore Showcase days at The Lowry, Salford

05/02/2018 - Event News

UK – Sound Technology, Martin UK distributor, is holding two Martin by Harman showcase days at the Lowry in Salford on the 21st and 22nd February, showing the new MAC Encore Performance and MAC Encore Wash, as well as the Viper, Quantum and Aura ranges.

Arena Events Group plc Acquires GLD Productions Ltd

05/02/2018 - Business News

UK – Arena Events Group expands its product portfolio with the acquisition of specialist furniture hire business GLD Productions.

AV industry specialist joins Saville team

05/02/2018 - People News

UK – Audio visual systems integrator, Saville Audio Visual, has announced the appointment of industry veteran Chris Kendall to the systems integration team. Working as a pre-sales technical specialist, Chris will be sharing his deep industry knowledge and experience on major installation projects for UK and global clients.

John Watts Joins Altona as Regional Sales Manager

05/02/2018 - People News

USA – AV collaboration and control leader Atlona has appointed John Watts as the company’s new regional sales manager, commercial, effective immediately. Reporting to Atlona national sales manager Amelia Vrabel, John will use his lifelong professional experience and personal interest in all things AV to provide product and design information, sales customisation/execution, and post-sales support to Atlona customers and distributors in the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas (TOLA) region.

Powersoft’s Appointment of Giacomo Previ as Sales Manager – OEM Solutions Speaks Volumes for Industry Commitment

05/02/2018 - People News

Italy – Pro audio industry pioneer Powersoft has announced the appointment of Giacomo Previ as sales manager – OEM Solutions. Taking up this position at the company in January this year, Giacomo is based at Powersoft’s headquarters in Scandicci, near Florence whilst also travelling around the world to be closer to customers. With 25 years of experience, knowledge and credibility amassed at leading companies in the pro audio industry, Giacomo is perfectly poised to join Powersoft’s growing team and build on the company’s success story in sound amplification.

Sennheiser Delivers Winning Wireless at 2018 Grammy Awards

05/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Broadcast live on 28th January, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards delivered all the excitement and drama audiences have come to expect from the music industry’s marquee event. Audio specialist Sennheiser played a pivotal roll in the success of the evening with 20 channels of its digital wireless technology and four channels of its analogue wireless technology in use by several of the biggest artists in the industry. Among the night’s Sennheiser users was Album of the Year and Record of the Year winner Bruno Mars. All of the Sennheiser-utilising artists’ unfettered performances stirred a packed house at New York City’s Madison Square Garden as well as the millions watching live on television across the country and around the world.

Newry Town Hall gets the Doughty treatment from (PSI)Production Services Ireland

02/02/2018 - Project News

Ireland – Newry Town Hall in Ireland has undergone a dramatic refurbishment to make the venue more usable for the entertainment industry. Newry District and Mourne Council brought consultant John Gallagher from Lumiere Productions on board to specify the technical facilities in the venue, with Doughty Engineering's Irish and Northern Irish distributor Production Services Ireland (PSI) being awarded the specialist theatrical install.

Stylus Productions Field Full MLA for Good Charlotte Tour

02/02/2018 - Production News

UK – Stylus Productions recently provided Martin Audio’s premier multi-award winning MLA loudspeaker array as the preferred sound reinforcement for American rock band Good Charlotte on their UK tour.

Elation Satura Profile, FLX “great combination” on 2017 Inc. 5000 Awards

02/02/2018 - Production News

USA – Each year, Inc. Magazine publishes its list of the 5,000 fastest-growing publicly held small companies in the US and follows the announcement with a black-tie awards ceremony at the Inc. 5000 Conference and Gala. To land on Inc’s list is not only public recognition that a company is on a successful track, it also serves as a source of pride for up-and-coming companies.

Bandit Lites Gives Back to UT Medical Center Philanthropy Kick Off

01/02/2018 - Production News

USA – The University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) Philanthropic Advisory Council launched their annual kick-off event with a sophisticated, winter theme comprised of soft azures and snow-white illumination with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites.

Chauvet Professional Introduces Ovation SP-300CW LED Followspot

01/02/2018 - Equipment News

The new Ovation SP-300CW offers the efficiency of LED technology in a bright professional-level followspot fixture. Powered by a 260 Watt 5500K cool white LED engine, and featuring a 10°-20° zoom, the high-output fixture is designed to provide mid-sized venues with a practical, reliable and cost-effective followspot solution.

Claypaky’s Axcor Profile 900: the apex of LED Spot performance

01/02/2018 - Equipment News

The Claypaky Axcor Profile 900 is the most advanced LED profile spot on the market. It utilises the very finest components throughout, from its colour system to its pin-sharp optics and the high precision micro-mechanics of its beam-shaping system. Its powerful and highly efficient 880W white LED light engine achieves 46,000 lumen (24,000 lumen output) with a 6,500K colour temperature, while an optional high-CRI (>90) light engine produces 34,000 lumen (17,500 lumen output) and a 5,600K colour temperature.

Experience a changing audio landscape with the d&b Soundscape at ISE 2018

01/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – d&b audiotechnik is heading to Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018, from Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th February at RAI Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Saville expands Southern sales team

01/02/2018 - People News

UK – Leading systems integrator Saville Audio Visual has announced the appointment of Marc Thrush as senior account manager working with the southern systems integration team based in Farnborough.

Ash Hannis to demonstrate Crest Audio’s Tactus digital mixing system at ISE 2018

01/02/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – Leading live sound engineer, Ash Hannis, will be running a series of live demos on the Crest Audio Tactus digital mixing system on the Peavey Commercial Audio booth 7-M210 at ISE 2018. Well known for his stints with Nizlopi and Kasabian as well as regular FOH engineering responsibilities on some of the biggest stages on the festival circuit (Summer Sonic Festival, 02 Wireless, Glastonbury and more), Hannis is currently using Tactus on tour with Showaddywaddy. Demos will be taking place on the stand every day at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

Roll up, roll up to MOTIONGATE Dubai to see J&C Joel’s amazing circus tent

01/02/2018 - Project News

UAE – On the back of their successful installation of SkyDeck at MOTIONGATE Dubai, J&C Joel was commissioned to design, manufacture and install a circus tent at the Hollywood-inspired theme park.

Avolites announces VCI as new Spanish distributor

01/02/2018 - Business News

Spain – Leading Madrid-based AV distributor Video Cine Import S.A. (VCI) has been announced as Avolites' new distributor for Spain, investing in the company's entire product range.