News Archive for March 2018

Paramore Picks Adamson for Arenas on Extensive World Tour

29/03/2018 - Production News

Port Perry, ON (March 2018) – American alt-rock outfit Paramore is amidst a whirlwind of a world tour supporting their latest release, After Laughter. For the third and fourth of five major tour legs, which saw them moving from outdoor festivals and amphitheatres to major arenas in Europe and Australia, the band selected an Adamson E-Series and S-Series audio system supplied by Eighth Day Sound Systems.

Jimmy Davidson Powers Koe Wetzel’s Intense Outlaw Country with ChamSys MagicQ MQ500

29/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Jimmy Davidson has been on quite a roll. A few years ago, the owner of Wiggly Lights started designing shows for bull-rider-turned-country-musician Cody Johnson. Things were lean at first, but Johnson’s career took off like a rocket with a string of Top Ten Billboard hits and sold out arena dates. Now it appears that lightning is striking twice as Davidson (who still works for Cody Johnson) has begun designing for another rising East Texas country star, Koe Wetzel.

Celine Dion Continues to Wow Audiences with her Pristine Sound During Sold-Out Shows at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace

29/03/2018 - Production News

USA – When Celine Dion started her residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace back in 2003, she changed forever the Las Vegas strip’s landscape. With more than 1,060 sold-out performances, the five-time GRAMMY winner sounds better than ever as she continues to dazzle audiences each night. For Dion’s long-time sound system engineer Francois 'Frankie' Desjardins and FOH mixer/tour manager Denis Savage, much has changed in the live sound world since Dion began her residency 14 years ago. On a never-ending quest to deliver clear and natural sound, the duo has come to rely on a wide selection of more than 40 microphones from DPA for the megastar’s sold-out performances.

HSE Rocks

29/03/2018 - Event News

UK – Touring and event power company Pearce Hire in Peterborough recently hosted a workshop organised by James Eade with Patrick McGinley from the Health and Safety Executive, for a group of HSE electrical inspectors. The aim of the day was to share information about the application of generator safety measures, especially in relation to earthing requirements, and to discuss some new safety concepts that James is proposing for new IET guidance on the subject.

Claypaky is Wonderful Wonderful for The Killers’ world tour

29/03/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – Having remained in the charts for 13 years, Vegas indie-rockers The Killers are undeniably one of the biggest bands of the 21st century. Currently touring their fifth studio album, Wonderful Wonderful, the award-winning septet is travelling the world with an Americana-inspired show design, lit by long-term lighting designer Steven Douglas, who selected Claypaky’s Scenius Unico as the production’s workhorse lighting fixture.

PR Lighting Extends AQUA IP65 Series

29/03/2018 - Equipment News

PR Lighting has extended its AQUA range of IP65-rated waterproof units with the launch of the AQUA 350 BWS. This integrates three features (beam, wash and spot) in a single unit.

A$AP Ferg's tour is an HD and FX spectacular with Avolites Ai

29/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Fans of US rapper A$AP Ferg are treated to dynamic live footage and effects on his current Mad Man tour, through a slick stage design that features custom-built onstage robot cameras and a large HD video wall powered by Avolites Ai RX8 servers.

Experience DiGiCo’s Quantum 7 at Prolight + Sound 2018

29/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – Visitors to this year’s Prolight + Sound will be able to experience DiGiCo’s eagerly anticipated Quantum 7 processing, which is making its working debut on Stand 3.1 E40. The company will also reveal other exciting new developments and give visitors another chance to experience the new 4REA4 digital audio networking system.

LITEC welcomes Pro-Lux to its growing list of distributors

29/03/2018 - Business News

Croatia – LITEC has announced that Pro-Lux d.o.o.has recently become its newest distributor in Croatia. Based in Zagreb, Croatia since 2003, Pro-Lux distributes many well-known brands, such as Claypaky, Outline, Griven, Madrix, and others. In addition to its distribution activities, the company also specialises in the design and sale of audio-video and lighting techniques, as well as carrying out project design using 3D visualisation.

Bobby Aitken bridges The Divide with TiMax SoundHub and Tracker

29/03/2018 - Production News

UK – Alan Ayckbourn’s The Divide – less of a play, more a ‘narrative for voices’ – establishes a dystopian future society steeped in mysogenistic repression following a contagion falsely claimed to have been transmitted by women. As a consequence, adult men and women live separately either side of the territorial Divide, this status quo being strictly maintained with a faux religious fervour. Staged at London’s famous Old Vic theatre, the sound design which is so key to the production was put into the expert hands of Bobby Aitken, who boldly proclaims about his chosen immersive audio tool: “The Sound Design was defined by the use of TiMax. We could never have produced that without TiMax.”

Impressive new 4K home projector supports Full 3D

29/03/2018 - Equipment News

Movie fans and gamers can now enjoy impressive 4K UHD cinema quality images in Full 3D with the launch of a stylish new home projector from Optoma – UHD51. It is the first in Optoma’s 4K range that supports Full 3D.

JDC1 Cleans Up with Metallica

29/03/2018 - Production News

Europe – Currently on the European leg of their WorldWired tour, which opened in North American stadia last summer, heavy metal heroes Metallica remain as fresh as ever. And a lot of that has to do with the imaginative set devised by production designer, Dan Braun and built by Tait Towers.

Peachy Events First UK Stockist of ProLights OmegaPIX Next Generation High Res LED Video Screen

29/03/2018 - Production News

UK – The first UK stock of the new ProLights OmegaPIX next generation LED video screen has gone straight to Lincoln-based event production company, Peachy Events Services for use on a diverse range of client applications ranging from corporate events to outdoor music festivals.

Doughty's Lightweight Lighting Stand makes its Prolight & Sound debut

29/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – Doughty's new lightweight lighting stand will make its Prolight & Sound debut this year. Visitors to Hall 3.0 stand E11 can see the new piece of kit, which is currently in prototype format and takes the principles of a tank trap but packages them into a neater, more aesthetically pleasing model.

Elation Visual Impact for CueStack Music Videos

29/03/2018 - Production News

Austria – When the new Austrian electronic/metal/pop art-project, CueStack, recently got together to produce a string of debut music videos, they had a distinct advantage when it came to the lighting design and set-up. Half of the two-member art-project is made up of Martin Kames, successful lighting designer and owner of Austrian-based rental and production company

ITEAC 2018: First Programme Announcement

29/03/2018 - Event News

UK – TED Talk style presentations, rapid fire petitions, debates, live voting, stimulations, provocations and long-table dialogues alongside critical questioning, interviews, micro sessions and trusted panel deliberations will form the framework by which this year’s International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference will receive the Programme content.

Kinesys at Prolight 2018

28/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – UK-based automation specialist and manufacturer Kinesys will feature an action packed stand (D15 in Hall 3.0) at the Prolight+Sound 2018 expo in Frankfurt, 10th – 13th April.

Clair Brothers Unmasks its Acoustical Prowess at High-Society Masquerade Ball

28/03/2018 - Production News

Spain – The world’s trendiest wines, most delicate caviar, finest foie gras, richest chocolates, and most expertly-crafted loudspeakers are all found at this event for Barcelona’s elite. Put on each year by the Círculo del Liceo, a private English-style club founded in 1847, this highly-anticipated invitation-only masquerade ball takes place in the Liceu Theatre within the historically ornate ballroom known as Sala dels Miralls – Mirrors Room. As one can guess that in a high cathedral ceiling room built almost exclusively with mirrors and solid marble, the audio acoustics must be a nightmare to overcome – and one would be absolutely right!

Meyer Sound CAL an Acoustical Winner in Monaco

28/03/2018 - Project News

Monaco – Though certainly better known for its sumptuous Casino de Monte Carlo, the Principality of Monaco is also home to the resplendent Monaco Cathedral, an impressive example of Romanesque Revival architecture dating from 1903. The cathedral’s soaring vaulted interior presents a dazzling feast for the eyes, but unfortunately it also creates highly reverberant acoustics that had confounded all attempts at achieving musical clarity and speech intelligibility when using sound amplification. Determined to overcome the problems using the best available technologies, the responsible ecclesial and governmental authorities commissioned an audio system renovation that culminated with installation of a high-precision Meyer Sound system based around CAL digital beam steering column array loudspeakers.

UPI Amsterdam Screening Room Improves with Alcons Upgrade

28/03/2018 - Project News

The Netherlands – As sound technology in the movie industry gets ever more refined, the screening rooms of film distributors also need to stay in step and at the cutting edge of audio technology. At the Amsterdam facility of Universal Pictures International (UPI), an Alcons Audio CRMS mkII cinema reference monitor system is ensuring that those attending film screenings enjoy the best audio experience.

Martin RUSH MH 11 Beam fixtures now shipping in the UK

28/03/2018 - Equipment News

UK – Sound Technology Ltd, distributor of Martin by Harman professional lighting products in the UK, has announced the immediate availability of the Martin RUSH MH 11 Beam.

At Prolight + Sound 2018, L-Acoustics will Introduce Powerful New Optimisation Tools to its Product Ecosystem

28/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – Renowned for building the technology that shapes the future of this industry, L-Acoustics continues to redefine what is possible at Prolight + Sound, announcing new tools and improvements to its design, processing and control toolkit. New features to Soundvision, LA Network Manager and the launch of the P1 AVB processor and upcoming measurement platform offer automated assistance in the comprehensive measurement and optimisation of L-Acoustics’ systems, putting powerful new tools into the hands of its global network of partners, bestowing increased performance across their entire L-Acoustics systems.

Autograph and DiGiCo equip unique Northern Theatre

28/03/2018 - Project News

UK - Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre is a unique theatrical space, located within an historic building whose story is as colourful and dramatic as the productions that grace its in-the-round stage, one of the largest in the country with a capacity of up to 750.

Berry Center Manages Multiple Venues with Allen & Heath

28/03/2018 - Project News

USA – The Richard E. Berry Educational Support Center in Houston, Texas recently completed a major update to its AV systems featuring seven Allen & Heath dLive S Class digital mixing systems and an ME personal mixing system. Serving the Cypress Fairbanks Integrated School District, as well as the Houston area at large, the Berry Center hosts an amazing 4,000 yearly events in its five multi-purpose venues (arena, conference centre, theatre, and two stadiums).

Little Angel Theatre Continues Artistic Tradition with Chauvet DJ Festoon

28/03/2018 - Production News

UK – After over half a century of memorable theatrical productions, education programmes and workshops dedicated to upholding the art form of puppetry, it’s perhaps little wonder that the Little Angel Theatre in Islington, London, was championed by Time Out in 2016 as "nothing less than an icon of north London childhood.”

Yamaha Mixes with the Best at Abbey Road

28/03/2018 - Event News

UK – On 14th March around 60 of the UK’s most renowned live mixing engineers, theatre sound designers and representatives of audio rental companies assembled in the legendary Studio Two at London’s Abbey Road Studios for an informal workshop on Yamaha’s RIVAGE PM series digital mixing systems.

Kungälv Waste Recycling Centre

27/03/2018 - Project News

Scandanavia – Lighting designer Karin Jansson from Goteborg-based architectural practice Landskapsgruppen was asked by architects Glantz Arkitektstudio to create an imaginative, practical and environmentally-friendly lighting scheme for a waste recycling centre in Kongahälla which will be serving this brand new residential and commercial district being constructed in the city of Kungälv.

Bandit Lites Supports Grace VanderWaal Tour

27/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Grace VanderWaal recently wrapped up her first solo concert tour with a lighting package supplied by Bandit Lites. Aptly named the Just the Beginning Tour, the 14-year-old singer-songwriter travelled the country performing songs off her synonymous first full-length album, where she was hailed by critics as the next Taylor Swift of songwriting combined with Sia vocals.

CUK Audio reinforces sales channel support with applications specialist

27/03/2018 - People News

UK – In the wake of the announcement of CUK Audio taking on distribution of ClearOne, the company has appointed Fraser Sanaghan to the position of applications specialist. Sanaghan’s brief is to support the conference and collaboration sales channel initially, with specific focus on ClearOne, broadening out over time to designing live and AV solutions as well.

PR Lighting Announces Arc LED 1360 Hybrid Strobe

27/03/2018 - Equipment News

PR Lighting has announced the release of a new LED hybrid strobe, the ARC LED 1360 Strobe T/D.

World’s Longest Triple Deck by Arena Group at Cheltenham Festival

27/03/2018 - Production News

UK - Five Arena companies provided a turnkey service to support the Jockey Club creating memorable experiences for guests at Cheltenham Festival, 13th - 16th March, 2018.

Robert Juliat at Prolight + Sound 2018

27/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – Robert Juliat will make its latest compact range followspots available from Prolight+Sound with the new, exclusive 600W LED models, Alice and Oz, first in line to ship. These short and long throw followspots exhibit restyled bodywork and all the wealth of RJ features one would expect from Robert Juliat. The combination of a highly efficient LED source and Robert Juliat’s classic optical train ensures Alice and Oz pack a punch equal to that of conventional 1200W discharge models, at a fraction of the power consumption.

World Premieres for Ayrton’s Mistral-TC and MiniBurst at Prolight + Sound 2018

27/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – Ayrton will launch two brand-new products at Prolight+Sound 2018 as Mistral-TC and MiniBurst receive their world premieres at the show. The 300W white LED MistralTC spot fixture is the latest, much-anticipated new development in Ayrton’s automated luminaires range, while the MiniBurst graphic strobe is the next luminaire to undergo the miniaturisation treatment of Ayrton’s highly successful creative solutions range. MiniPanel-FX will also be exhibited for the first time in mainland Europe.

Chauvet Names Matt Hallard as UK Sales Manager

27/03/2018 - People News

UK – Lighting industry veteran Matt Hallard has been appointed Chauvet UK sales manager and will be responsible for Chauvet Professional, Chauvet DJ and Iluminarc lighting products in the UK and Ireland.

Audient Heritage: “The centrepiece of our entire facility upgrade”

27/03/2018 - Project News

USA – “The Audient is a fabulous replacement,” says director of commercial music, Kirt Shearer (pictured) of the ASP8024 Heritage Edition console installed at Sacramento City College (SCC). Taking the place of a 25 year-old desk, the addition of the Audient is part of a multi-year rebuilding of all audio technology throughout the music department, and is “the centrepiece of our entire facility upgrade,” according to Kirt.

Elation Innovation Celebration Set for Prolight + Sound 2018

27/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – Elation Professional is set to celebrate lighting innovation at the Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt 10th - 13th April with a number of exciting, cutting-edge products, a line-up that includes the company’s first European showing of the recently acquired M-Series range of entertainment lighting controllers. Elation is partnered with LMP to distribute Elation products in Germany.

Adlib Invests in Sennheiser Digital 6000

26/03/2018 - Production News

UK Adlib, one of the UK’s longest established technical production companies, has recently invested in Sennheiser’s latest Digital 6000 series as part of an extensive refresh of its RF inventory.

Eat to the Beat

26/03/2018 - Project News

UK – The Bone Daddies group of restaurants in London is the creation of chef Ross Shonan (ex-Zumba and Nobu) who wanted a home from which to share his passion for Japan and Japanese food and culture. The original Bone Daddies in Peter Street, Soho was launched as a loud, crowded, simple Ramen Bar which met with rave reviews and quickly gave rise to a further seven restaurants blossoming in the capital. All deliver a distinctly different experience but share the common denominator of exceptional food served to a soundtrack of old-school rock. The latter aspect of the Bone Daddies experience is something that Shonan takes very seriously and so the audio provision across the group has been carefully addressed with the opening of each new site.

Sixty82 Trussing and Staging Systems Debuts at Prolight + Sound 2018

26/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – Founded by leading figures in the entertainment technology marketplace, brand new company, Sixty82, makes it debut appearance at Prolight+Sound 2018, Frankfurt (10 – 13 April).

On Fire Christian Center Rocks with Renkus-Heinz VARIAi

26/03/2018 - Project News

USA Led by fiery, passionate pastor Chuck Salvo, On Fire Christian Center is well named. Pastor Salvo's powerful sermons are backed by a hard-driving rock-infused praise band – this is not a traditional service.

Great Belt (Storebælt) Bridge Goes Green with SGM

26/03/2018 - Production News

Denmark – On 23rd December, 2017 and throughout January 2018, the 18km long fixed link between East and West Denmark was illuminated in BroBizz’s logo-coloured green to mark the beginning of a lower bridge fare. At the same time, the eye-catching installation on the world’s third largest suspension bridge was an experiment with energy-reducing LED fixtures. The lighting for the occasion was designed by ÅF Lighting for the client Sund og Bælt, the owner of the bridge.

Robe for Zagreb Festival

26/03/2018 - Production News

Croatia – The Zagreb Festival is the oldest entertainment music festival in Croatia and has been running annually since 1953. It was modelled on the world famous Sanremo Festival and is the most significant event on the calendar for composers and songwriters and attracts a wide range of national and local singing talent.

MDG at Prolight+Sound 2018 Preview

26/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – MDG will be exhibiting in Hall 3.0 Stand E19 with its exclusive – and longest serving – Ge =rman distributor, cast C. Adolph & RST Distribution.

ESTA Plugfest Returns

26/03/2018 - Event News

USA – The ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest, the event where manufacturers and developers test their lighting products for network interoperability is scheduled to take place from 20th to July 23rd July at the D/FW Marriott Solana in Westlake, Texas. Both ESTA and non-ESTA members are welcome to attend the 16th version of this event.

d&b continues to shape sound with the launch of GSL at Prolight + Sound 2018

26/03/2018 - Event News

Germany After a successful start to 2018, d&b is heading to Prolight + Sound. The show is a major event in the d&b calendar, not only because it takes place on home territory in Frankfurt, Germany, but also because it is a fantastic opportunity to introduce the SL-Series, GSL System, the second major product release in 2018.

Danley Speakers Enhance the Beauty of the Chapel on McEver

26/03/2018 - Project News

USA – Although Free Chapel is a multi-site mega-church with weekly attendance approaching 12,000, it's still got the neighbourly feel of a much smaller church. With an eye toward community, parishioners at Free Chapel's flagship Gainesville, Georgia location are excited about the church's newly-constructed Chapel on McEver, which will serve as a dedicated wedding chapel. Purpose built, the Chapel on McEver is the ideal location for not just a wedding, but for a reception as well, with a nice mix of all-weather outbuildings and manicured grounds. Local A/V firm dB Integrations designed and installed a sound system for the Chapel on McEver and its outbuildings using Danley Sound Labs SBH-20 column form-factor, point-source loudspeakers, SM-100 synergy horns, weatherised GO-2-8CX loudspeakers, and TH-mini15 subwoofers.

Vi-Series provides finely controlled power for the Emmanuel Centre

26/03/2018 - Project News

UK – Nestled in the heart of Westminster, the Emmanuel Centre is a trans-denominational church serving the broad Christian community in the area. Designed by architect Sir Herbert Baker and completed in 1928, the building has a capacity of 1,000 and a circular main auditorium with a domed glass roof supported by 24 pairs of marble columns between high arched windows allowing natural light to flood in. The panelled walls and tiered seating, meanwhile, are of original polished English oak.

Highlite at PLASA Focus Leeds

26/03/2018 - Event News

UK -Highlite International will be showcasing a number of new products from DMT, DAP Aaudio, Showtec and Infinity ranges. These will include the new signature profiles designed alongside Robert Juliet, the Chimp DMX desk, a new battery uplighter and a number of great IP rated units and some products from Antari

Artem Creates Giant Animatronic Dog For Frontline Plus’ Canine Health Campaign at Crufts 2018

26/03/2018 - Production News

UK – Award-winning special effects’ company, Artem SFX, was approached by flea treatment brand Frontline Plus to create Titch, a giant, animatronic dog, for the company’s latest campaign launched at Crufts in March 2018.

EAW MicroWedge Continues to Dominate Stages Across Chicagoland

26/03/2018 - Project News

USA – Eastern Acoustic Work’s (EAW) MicroWedge stage monitors continue to take the spotlight at live sound venues throughout Chicago. T.C. Furlong, president of TC Furlong Inc, reports recent sales to Lincoln Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Green Mill.

A.C. Special Projects Assist Madame Tussauds London with Full LED Lighting Upgrade for the Spirit of London Ride

26/03/2018 - Project News

UK – A.C. Special Projects Ltd. (AC-SP) has assisted Madame Tussauds London, one of the Capital's most iconic visitor attractions, in a full LED upgrade of their popular Spirit of London ride to the very latest energy-efficient ProLights lighting solutions.

Robe is Hardwired for Metallica

23/03/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – Thrash heavy metal megastars and heroes Metallica are in the middle of a world tour following the release of their number one album “Hardwired … to Self-Destruct” at the end of 2016, featuring a stunning and provocative in-the-round production design by Dan Braun for the arena section, with highly creative lighting by Rob Koenig and 72 Robe BMFL WashBeams from Premier Global Production as the main lighting fixtures on the rig.

New China Nightclub Chain Opens its Doors with Clair Brothers

23/03/2018 - Project News

China – First Club is a new brand of nightclubs, commissioned by the respected Nuochuang Group, with its sights set on evolving the Chinese nightclub scene by combining art, fashion, music, sound, lighting and high-end social sophistication. The decision-makers at First Club insisted on the best of everything at every level. Both Mr. Wei, vice president of Nuochuang Group, and Mr. Wu, president of the First Club Brand, agreed on the vision to create a nightclub that delivers high-octane EDM experiences unlike any other, which explains why Clair Brothers was the unanimous choice to provide the brand’s signature sound. “Their reputation for audio innovation and excellent service is world-renowned,” explains Mr. Feng Min, First Club general manager. “This collaboration marks the first time that Clair Brothers have produced a speaker cabinet with integrated branding designed specifically by an entertainment chain anywhere in the world.” The result is kiTCurve12 speakers customized with the First Club logo prominently displayed on the grills.

Alcons covers Theater at Marientor Duisburg

23/03/2018 - Project News

Germany – The Duisburg Theater am Marientor in Germany has experienced quite a bit in its comparatively short history (it was built in 1995). Originally the home of the popular musical "Les Misérables", it is now home to the Duisburg Philharmonic and today is mainly used for show, tour and TV productions. The main hall has 1,546 seats, which are distributed approximately evenly over parquet and rank.

Stage Electrics has enabled a Rotherham theatre to save over 75% on energy

23/03/2018 - Project News

UK – The Dearne Playhouse located in Dearne Valley, near Rotherham is the town's leading venue for shows, comedy, concerts, musicals, and plays. Not only does it stage professional productions, it also gives local talent fantastic opportunities. Looking to replace its tired and energy-draining tungsten lights, the company went to industry experts Stage Electrics for advice.

Martin MAC Encore Wash fixtures now shipping in the UK

23/03/2018 - Equipment News

UK - Sound Technology Ltd, distributor for Martin Lighting in the UK has announced that the MAC Encore Wash is now shipping. Both WRM and CLD variants are immediately available to order.

DiGiCo SD10T Helps Denver Center Theater Company Get Around

23/03/2018 - Project News

USA – The Denver Center Theater Company (DCTC) is a busy troupe. Noting its 412 productions, 159 readings of new works, 138 world premieres and 27 commissions, it likes to say: “After 35 seasons, we’re just getting warmed up.”

Matt Jones Runs Tanzanite Light Show with ChamSys MagicQ MQ500

23/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Among the unique qualities that make Tanzanite a much-sought after gem is its remarkable colouration, which changes from blue to violet to burgundy, depending on its crystal orientation. It is altogether fitting, then, that this stone lent its name to the “Tanzanite Stage” at the recent Gem and Jam Festival, which was held at the Pima County Fairgrounds. Aside from the procession of jam band stars that appeared there from 25th - 28th January, the stage served up an array of beams and washes in ever-changing colours, thanks to a multi-faceted lighting rig that Matt Jones drove with a new ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium console.

Elite Multimedia expands design solutions with Elation and Claypaky

23/03/2018 - Production News

USA – With the 2018 concert touring and live event production season now in full swing, production provider Elite Multimedia is expanding its rental inventory even further. Featuring an addition of Elation Professional Artiste DaVinci, Platinum Seven Wash, Rayzor 360Z, DTW Blinder 350 IP and 700 IP fixtures, along with a new shipment of Claypaky Scenius Unico luminaires, all the innovative design solutions are now available through the Nashville headquarters of the production partner.

FIX8 Creates a digital Communications Canvas for Renault Sport Racing F1 Garage

23/03/2018 - Project News

Worldwide - FIX8Group, a leader in pioneering event technical design and delivery, worked alongside Renault Sport Racing (RSR) to conceive and integrate a seamless, interactive, multi-purpose visual display for the Formula One (F1) team's high-profile, pit lane touring garage.

Evago Group Aquires Terraplas Rental Business

23/03/2018 - Business News

Evago Group has become the world's exclusive rental partner for all Terraplas turf protection products since taking over the American rentals branch for Terraplas USA, March 2018.

ITEAC 2018 Further Keynote Speakers Revealed

23/03/2018 - Event News

UK – Following on from the announcement of the first keynote speaker, Dutch architect Francine Houben, creative director of mecanoo architecten, the ITEAC 2018 editorial board has revealed two further keynote speakers, to join her in the line-up of this year’s International Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference 2018, 3-5 June, London.

PMX Joins Adamson Network with Significant E-Series Investment

22/03/2018 - Production News

The Philippines – PMX has cemented its status as one of the Philippines’ top production technologies suppliers with a significant investment in an E-Series loudspeaker system from Adamson Systems Engineering. Adamson’s exclusive Filipino distributor, Stage Craft International, consulted on system choice, made the sale, and provided PMX staff with extensive training in January 2018.

SGM Light Launches New VP Series

22/03/2018 - Equipment News

SGM Light announces the launch of a new Video Pixel product series. These are not like other linears on the market, these are Video Pixel Linear fixtures designed to improve the direct view experience, the reliability through time, and the colour mixing consistency of complex light and video outdoor installations.

HSL Walks Between Worlds with Simple Minds

22/03/2018 - Production News

UK – HSL is on the road as lighting suppliers again with Scottish rockers Simple Minds and their long time lighting designer Stephen Pollard who has created another innovative look for the band’s acclaimed new “Walk Between Worlds” album.

All Time Low Spring into 2018

22/03/2018 - Production News

UK – The current tour by All Time Low is indicative of the frenetic pace this band sustains. Barely had they left rehearsals than the run of five gigs through the UK had ended and they’re off across the Atlantic for some North American dates that takes them through to the end of June. Once again, LD Jeff Maker has designed a high impact show with the back of the stage being dominated by a fractured, post-industrial looking LED screen supplied by Video Design.

Kelsea Ballerini Performs with Bandit Lites

22/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini has taken to the road on The Unapologetically Tour with a lighting package designed by Sooner Routhier and provided by Bandit Lites. With her single Legends topping the charts in February, Ballerini now can boast four No. 1 songs, more than any other female artist since 2015.

Procolor Mexico Invest Massively in PR15 Roof Systems

22/03/2018 - Production News

Mexico – Production and Rental company Procolor, based in Guadalajara, Mexico, has recently made a massive investment in staging and rigging equipment from Eurotruss. Procolor by purchasing two complete roof systems, the PR15 24x15m with an impressive trim height of 16m from the ground and an impressive load bearing capacity. Next to the PR15 with all options as full scaffolding stage, side houses, side wings and an integrated back storage Procolor invested in two FOH 6x3m multiple stores, over 200m crowd barriers and a few hundred metres of Pre Rig Truss (PRT).

Squeek Lights Goes Rogue for August Burns Red

22/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Grammy-nominated August Burns Red kicked off its winter tour on 5th January in support of its seventh studio album Phantom Anthem. From Montreal, where the tour began, to the House of Blues in San Diego and every place in between, fans are packing venues to immerse themselves in the band’s raw and powerful brand of metal-tinged music. They aren’t leaving disappointed either, not just as a result of the group’s thunderous sound, but also because of the deep transformative light show designed by LD Victor Zeiser of Squeek Lights.

Sennheiser Pulls Out All the Stops for Brit Awards 2018

22/03/2018 - Production News

UK Hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall and once again held at London’s The 02 Arena, this year’s BRIT Awards saw two of Britain’s most exciting breakthrough pop acts, Stormzy and Dua Lipa, take home the top prizes, and Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 series get taken to extremes.

Funktion-One at Prolight + Sound 2018

21/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – Loudspeaker manufacturer, Funktion-One, will introduce the new F124 bass enclosure to the European market. First introduced at The NAMM Show 2018 in January, this unique addition combines Funktion-One’s horn-loading technology with a 24-inch driver.

Elation Gets Immersive at Academy Nightclub in Hollywood

21/03/2018 - Project News

USA – Having illuminated some of the world’s most prominent clubs and biggest EDM festivals, Southern California-based production design specialists SJ Lighting, with Steve Lieberman at the helm, has established itself as the leader in entertainment technology design for electronic dance music. That reputation continued with the opening of Academy nightclub in Hollywood in January, a new 1,400-capacity space for EDM junkies that has been renovated, rebranded and updated with state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology, including lighting effects from Elation Professional Platinum Beam 5R moving head beam lights and Pixel Bar LED battens.

High-End Chicago Restaurant Gibsons Italia Fitted Out with Martin Audio

21/03/2018 - Project News

USA – Encompass AV recently supplied a Martin Audio CDD sound system for the exclusive Gibsons Italia restaurant located in a spectacular setting on the Chicago River. The restaurant has quickly become known for its sophisticated combination of Italian food and steaks and luxurious setting.

MA Lighting at Prolight + Sound 2018: grandMA3 will be shown live for the first time

21/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – The grandMA3 lighting console series, that was announced earlier this year, will be shown to the public for the first time at Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt 10th - 14th April.

Penn Elcom Gets Hinged

21/03/2018 - Equipment News

Penn Elcom has launched an ingenious new range of Rear Hinged Frame (RHF) units, a hinged wall-mounting rack frame system which will enable all 88 of its existing wall mounted racking products to become instantly more versatile and accessible.

ETC to unveil new products at Prolight + Sound 2018

21/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – At the upcoming Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, ETC is set to present a cross-section of its extensive collection of lighting and rigging products across three stands in Hall 3.0 – E51, F51 and E47. The event will mark the European debut of a number of products from the company’s portfolio of lighting control consoles, LED luminaires and architectural control solutions. Trainers and product experts will be on hand to offer demos and advice on all the products on display.

wysiwyg helps build The Ark

21/03/2018 - Project News

UK – What do a popular classical music show in London, an international swimming competition in Budapest, an outdoor rock concert in Belgium and a new church in a tiny village in England have in common? Simply, all have benefited from the use of CAST Software’s wysiwyg lighting design toolkit.

Arlo Guthrie Warms Up Miranda Lambert Livin’ Like Hippies Tour with Chauvet Professional

21/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Having not yet reached her 35th birthday, Miranda Lambert wasn’t born in time to experience the Summer of Love in 1968, but the multi-Grammy winning country superstar captures the heartfelt openness of those heady days in her aptly named Livin’ Like Hippies tour. Opening with a cover of the John Prine classic, “That’s The Way The World Goes Round,” her 20-song set takes audiences on a lively, freewheeling road trip that offers an unruffled look at life, love and happiness.

There’s a Bright Bunch at Gearhouse

21/03/2018 - Production News

South Africa – The Gearhouse group of companies has made significant investments in the latest lighting technology over the start of 2018. “It’s crucial for us as the largest technical supplier in South Africa to make this sort of regular CAPEX outlay. It keeps our capabilities ahead of the pack,” says Peter Abrahamse, lighting workshop manager in the Johannesburg Branch. “So far, we have taken delivery of 460 brand-new lighting fixtures and seven new desks, which have immediately been deployed around the country. We split the purchase between the Gearhouse South Africa and INHOUSE Venue Technical Management branches according to their specific requirements.”

SolaSpots Star Performers at Amateur Musical Awards

21/03/2018 - Production News

The Netherlands – Held in the prestigious Royal Theater Carré in Amsterdam, the third annual Amateur Musical Awards featured lighting design by Coen van der Hoeven, who specified a large High End Systems rig for the show, including 16 SolaSpot 2000s, 40 SolaSpot 1000s, six SHAPESHIFTER C1s, 20 UNO and Hog 4 control.

Ayrton Celebrates the Winds of Change

21/03/2018 - Business News

France – Inspirational French LED lighting manufacturer, Ayrton, celebrated the winds of change last week with new headquarters and a growing product line.

Green Hippo set to Notch up an industrious Prolight + Sound show

20/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – Frankfurt, between the 10th and 13th of April, is the only place to be for professionals from the live entertainment and installation sector. This is when the German city hosts Prolight + Sound 2018. Held at Messe Frankfurt – the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds – the show attracts visitors from 144 countries and exhibitors from 55 nations. Green Hippo will again exhibit at the event, partnering with Notch, maker of the game-changing real-time visual tool.
The Green Hippo stand will be fully equipped with the latest Hippotizer+ media servers, enabling guests to experience the world leading solutions for real-time media playback and 3D mapping.

North Point Ministries Installs Eight New DiGiCo SD5cs Consoles in Three Locations

20/03/2018 - Project News

USA – Atlanta-based North Point Ministries, whose 38,000-plus weekly worshippers make it Outreach magazine’s second-largest house of worship in the United States, has acquired eight new DiGiCo SD5cs consoles for three of its six locations. The Browns Bridge and Buckhead campuses have each installed two SD5cs desks at front of house and monitors, while the main campus in Alpharetta (North Point Community Church) has installed a total of four new SD5cs consoles, for FOH and monitors in the main auditorium and in a second large auditorium used for overflow, events and other applications and which is designed to mirror the AV capabilities of the main auditorium.

Atlona Appoints Kai Ellingsen to Newly Created Senior Sales Manager Position in DACH Region

20/03/2018 - People News

Switzerland – AV collaboration and control leader Atlona has strengthened its central European sales team with the appointment of industry veteran Kai Ellingsen as senior sales manager, DACH. Reporting to Thorsten Goecke, Atlona’s director of business development EMEA, commercial, Kai will leverage his broad industry expertise to support sales initiatives and increase visibility for Atlona across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Adlib on The Script for Freedom Child Tour

20/03/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – Multi award-winning rental and production specialist Adlib is back on the road with Irish rockers The Script, supplying an amazing sounding CODA audio system for FOH engineer Steve 'Pato' Pattison.

Chauvet Professional Draws Large Crowd To USITT Exclusive Tour

20/03/2018 - Event News

USA – More than 150 lighting designers, students, educators and other USITT visitors boarded special buses at the Broward County Convention Center for an exclusive visit to Chauvet Professional’s global headquarters.

Renkus-Heinz Names McLaughlin as Sales Manager

20/03/2018 - People News

USA – Renkus-Heinz has announced the appointment of Dudley McLaughlin to the position of western regional sales manager.

Charlie Daniels Rocks 20th Volunteer Jam with Bandit Lites

20/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Charlie Daniels’ Volunteer Jam has seen many different iterations over four decades, but none have been as distinct as Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie. Produced by Blackbird Events, Bandit Lites provided the lighting for the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s 20th installment of Volunteer Jam which featured a set list of over 30 songs from a diverse and talented line-up including Travis Tritt, Chris Young, Alison Krauss, Lee Brice, Chris Janson, Justin Moore, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Alabama, The Oak Ridge Boys and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Solid State Logic Releases V2 Software with Immersive Audio for System T at NAB 2018.

20/03/2018 - Event News

USA – World Leading audio manufacturer Solid State Logic has announced the release of v2.0 software for its System T broadcast audio production platform. System T includes a range of consoles, remote hardware and software interfaces, processor engines, and I/O, all designed from the ground up to be part of a next generation IP network-based broadcast production environment. With a collection of high profile installations around the world already operational, System T is proving the benefits of IP-based production workflow today. At NAB 2018 SSL will showcase a new System T v2.0 software release that introduces major additions, including immersive audio, 'appified' software, and DAW control. NAB will also see the global premiere of the 32-channel version of the S300 compact broadcast console.

Tate Britain’s World-famous Rex Whistler Restaurant welcomes new Genelec Installation

20/03/2018 - Project News

UK – One of the world’s most famous art galleries and an historic building in its own right, the Tate Britain has welcomed the installation of twelve Genelec 4020C monitors at their award-winning Rex Whistler Restaurant. The monitors, alongside two RØDE Performer Link microphone systems and bespoke control system will be instantly available and on-hand for numerous events held at the venue.

Support backup, come to Comfest on Sunday 25th March

20/03/2018 - Event News

UK - It's well known how tough it can be as a freelance in the entertainment technology industry. The hours are long, you’re away from your family and you only earn money when you’re working. What happens if you can’t work because you’re ill, you have an accident, or someone in your family needs your help and support? You probably do not have a stash of cash put away to see you through. What then? That’s where Backup – The Technical Entertainment Charity can help and that’s why it is putting on Comfest – an evening of outstanding comedy with the legend that is Al Murray The Pub Landlord and a great supporting line-up at The Dorfman Theatre on the 25th March 2018.

Taylor Phillips Monday Jobs Board

20/03/2018 - Business News

UK - With a range of positions already filled, TP has updated its current job list to ensure only the latest and best vacancies are available.

Community Loudspeaker System Chosen for Poland’s Legendary Śląski Stadium

20/03/2018 - Project News

Poland – Poland’s most famous stadium, Śląski Stadium (Silesian Stadium) in Chorzów, has undergone a complete rebuild to become one of the most modern football and sporting facilities in Europe.

Elation Paladin Makes Site Lighting Dynamic at Okeechobee Music Festival

19/03/2018 - Production News

USA – 1st to the 4th March saw the third incarnation of the Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, a four-day multi-genre music experience filled with art and entertainment held at Sunshine Grove in the heart of the Florida wilderness. The festival’s recipe of offering a range of diverse talent (this year saw Arcade Fire, Bassnectar, Halsey, Travis Scott, The Flaming Lips, Snoop Dog, and Khalid among many others) attracts a wide range of music fans.

Lüz Studio Lights Børns With GLP X4 Series

19/03/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – Lüz Studio continues to provide highly inventive lighting solutions from its base in Montreal, currently for American singer-songwriter, Børns, on his world Blue Madonna tour. This opened in Oakland, CA, at the start of the year and will travel the globe during 2018.

Powersoft Ottocanali and Quattrocanali Add Power and Reliability to Bucharest’s Hard Rock Café

19/03/2018 - Project News

Romania – In need of an audio infrastructure upgrade, Bucharest’s Hard Rock Café, the iconic food haven for rock & roll fans everywhere, turned to Romanian integrator, Paradigma Teknik for a system with power, clarity and above all reliability, featuring Powersoft’s latest fixed install Quattrocanali and Ottocanali amplifier platforms.

ArKaos Launches MediaMaster 5.2

19/03/2018 - Equipment News

ArKaos stays at the cutting edge of entertainment video and media solutions with the release of MediaMaster 5.2, the latest software version for its powerful and flexible real-time video control software platform.

dB Audio Namibia Makes Some Noise with new Robe Spiiders

19/03/2018 - Production News

Namibia – dB Audio in Namibia has continued its investment in Robe moving lights with the recent purchase of 12 Spiider LED wash beams, added to its inventory of over 150 Robe moving lights, the largest Robe stock in Namibia.

Chauvet Professional Sets Mood For 3 Doors Down at Bob’s Biker Bash

19/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Even before the opening notes were sounded for Bob’s Biker Bash on 4th November, John Garberson knew it was going to be a great night. Behind the stage, the setting Arizona sun was blazing a glorious red that looked as if it came out of a classic western movie. “It was the perfect setting for an outdoor concert, and everything that followed lived up to this beginning,” said Garberson, who served as the lighting and video production manager for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital fundraising concert, which was headlined by 3 Doors Down.

BCS Audio chooses DiGiCo SD12s for James Arthur and Tom Odell tours

19/03/2018 - Production News

UK – Born out of the back of a van 24 years ago, BCS Audio has gone on to become one of the UK’s premier, multi-faceted pro audio companies. BCS owner David Shepherd explains why DiGiCo’s latest console, the SD12, was an obvious investment and the ideal choice for the current James Arthur and Tom Odell tours.

Wang Feng tour flies high with L-Acoustics

19/03/2018 - Production News

China – Chinese rock icon Wang Feng kicked off one of the country's most highly anticipated live music events in September 2017 with The Times tour. The major national tour supports his latest album 29, Guoling Lane which has propelled Wang Feng to even greater acclaim.

High End Systems and Hog Factor at Prolight + Sound 2018

19/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – High End Systems is gearing up to exhibit its latest products on a dedicated stand at the upcoming Prolight + Sound trade show in Frankfurt. From 10th - 13th April, visitors can discover and explore a selection of products from the leading console and automated lighting manufacturer in Hall 4.0 – D59.

Gerriets Screen Solutions new brochure available now

19/03/2018 - Equipment News

Gerriets is the world's leading company in the development and production of high-quality projection surfaces. The company specialises in unique projection effects and large roller screen systems for use in theatres and opera houses, expo venues and conference rooms, TV studios as well as other major projects.

New ALD Chair Joanna Town tightens focus and launches The Big Six

16/03/2018 - Business News

UK - At the start of 2018, Johanna Town stepped into the office of chair for the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD). Just two months on, she has solidified the manifesto that will steer her course and chart the direction of the association, as she embarks on this prestigious role.

Alcons Audio Plans High Profile Presence at Prolight+Sound 2018

16/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – At Prolight+Sound 2018, Alcons Audio will have it’s highest profile presence yet. With major demonstrations, new products, commitment to immersive sound and a significant anniversary, Alcons aims to be the word on every sound professional’s lips.

New VPX Video Booths Attract Attention with Chauvet Professional

16/03/2018 - Project News

USA – A company made up of people devoted to spreading fun and good time, FEEDBACK has been pushing play into new frontiers at clubs, events and even corporate functions. The impish Minneapolis company has been at the forefront of creating new digital experiences that unleash the imagination, in even the most unlikely of places. Its latest inspiration is VPX, a slow-motion video booth complete with custom backdrops, props and patented editing features that bring out the creativity in everyone.

SSL System T Brings the Future to Videotime

16/03/2018 - Project News

Italy - Videotime SpA, the production company responsible for many of Italy's leading commercial TV programming, and a subsidiary of Mediaset SpA, the second largest private television group in Europe, has refurbished Studio 10 at its Milan HQ. The broadcaster has moved to a Dante Audio-over-IP infrastructure, with SSL's System T broadcast audio production environment at its heart. The system was supplied by Italian SSL distributor and systems integrator CaBlaTeam Srl.

Avolites 'Casts' New Swiss distributor

16/03/2018 - Business News

Switzerland – Avolites has announced a new partnership with Cast Swiss Light Consulting for distribution of its full range of Titan lighting control and Ai media server products in Switzerland.

Adamson Welcomes Van Nghe Music Center as First Vietnamese E-Series Partner

16/03/2018 - Business News

Vietnam – Adamson Systems Engineering and its Vietnamese distributor, Van Lam Audio Equipment, have welcomed Ho Chi Minh City’s Van Nghe Music Center as Vietnam’s first E-Series partner. Following the delivery of Adamson’s globally standardised applied certification training for Van Nghe Music Center’s technicians, the company will demo its new system at Ho Chi Minh City’s “Demo ProSound in Vietnam 2018” trade show from 22nd to 23rd March, 2018.

Infinity Signature Series

16/03/2018 - Equipment News

The Infinity Signature series luminaires use the latest LED technology with European software and have a variety of control options and lenses that are familiar to every entertainment technician. Highlite has found an excellent partner in the world-famous manufacturer Robert Juliat to develop our new series of theatre luminaires.

GLP’s High-Speed Force 120 Earns an Array of New Fans

16/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Highly-experienced production designer Travis Shirley has recently been turning to the GLP fixture portfolio in order to meet some of his more demanding challenges.

Cathedral Church of the Advent Blends Traditional and Modern with Allen & Heath

16/03/2018 - Project News

USA – The Cathedral Church of the Advent, a 3,600-member Episcopal church in Birmingham, Alabama, recently completed installation of an Allen & Heath dLive system with C3500 surface, CDM64 MixRack, IP8 remote controller and eight ME-1 personal mixers for the musicians.

Yamaha and Nexo Showcase The Best in Live Audio at ProLight+Sound 2018

16/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – Following the highly successful launch of Yamaha’s RIVAGE PM7 digital mixing system and other new products in February, there is much for visitors to look forward to on the company’s stand at ProLight+Sound, which takes place at Frankfurt Messe from 10th - 13th April.

Four Degrees West – Yamaha Training Visits Plymouth

16/03/2018 - Standards News

UK – Yamaha Commercial Audio UK has a key commitment to training the sound engineers of the future. One of the ways that the company achieves this is through taking training ‘on the road’ to education facilities around the UK. BA (Hons) Live Sound degree students at the Plymouth campus of dBs Music have been the latest to benefit from a session, provided by Yamaha’s Tom Rundle and Chris Irvine.

Christie technology scores with Vegas Golden Knights on-ice projection mapping

16/03/2018 - Production News

USA – The Vegas Golden Knights hockey team not only continues to impress the sporting world with its outstanding play, they are doing it in typical Las Vegas-style. A striking projection mapping show uses Christie projection and processing technology coupled with the expertise of Image Engineering to engage the crowd and bring the story of the Golden Knights to life on the ice at T-Mobile Arena.

Elation Q7 PARs Weather the Cold on Miller Holiday Lites

16/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Clearwing Productions of Milwaukee used Elation Professional’s Level Q7 IP RGBW Par lights on Miller Holiday Lites in Milwaukee for the entire month of December, in cold weather with no issues then rolled them right into ‘big game’ festivities in Minneapolis in January, where they continued to perform in even colder weather.

Carousel Digital Signage Develops tvOS App to Accelerate Apple TV Media Player Deployments

16/03/2018 - Equipment News

The full power and capabilities Carousel Digital Signage oftware is now available on Apple TV through the company’s Carousel App, offering unparalleled ease of configuration and deployment of devices. Now available in the Apple App Store, the new Carousel App will be showcased 28th and 29th March at Digital Signage Expo (DSE) in Las Vegas.

DPA Drum Microphones Prove a Hit for Snake Newton

15/03/2018 - Production News

Europe – Snake Newton, FOH engineer for Harry Styles, relies on DPA Microphones to mic up the entire drum kit for their current world tour production, performing over 20 confirmed dates across Europe before jetting off to Australia.

Philips Appoint Stage Electrics as Exclusive UK Broadcast Lighting Distributor

15/03/2018 - Business News

UK – From 2nd April, 2018, Stage Electrics will become the sole distributor of Strand Lighting TV, studio and location lighting.

Patrick Sollitt Powers Multi-Look Paul Heaton Show with ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium

15/03/2018 - Production News

UK – The Guardian newspaper has described Paul Heaton as one of Britain’s “finest songwriters.” He is also one of its most prolific. Just ask Patrick Sollitt, the lighting designer on his current UK tour, who has over 70 tunes on his current song page, with new ones being added all the time. “With such a large back catalogue going back 20-plus years ago to Paul’s days with the Housemartins, onto Beautiful South and his current hits, we draw on a wide range of music,” said Sollitt. “It’s a nice challenge to have to create unique looks for so many songs.”

SSL Takes a Trip with Portugal. The Man

15/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Psychedelic rockers, Portugal. The Man, have been on a charge. Fresh from collecting a Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with the song Feel it Still, they are currently on a world tour promoting the band's eighth studio album, Woodstock. Front of house engineer Charlie Izzo has chosen the SSL L300 live console as the ideal tool for this dynamic, multifaceted show.

Looking for Demo Space in London? Look No More…

15/03/2018 - Production News

UK – Studio 24 is a multi-purpose space that simulates studio conditions and is especially useful for lighting demonstrations, effects and design. The Richard Martin team of proficient lighting and industry experts and technicians can be on hand to clarify features, performance and technical characteristics. Alternatively, Studio 24 can be hired for many other purposes including small productions, rehearsal space, pop promos, music videos, photo shoots and training to name a few.

Chris Young Takes Bandit Lites on the Road for His Headlining “Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour”

15/03/2018 - Production News

USA – While 2017 was certainly a banner year for RCA Records Nashville recording artist Chris Young, with his seventh studio album Losing Sleep debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and his induction into the membership of the Grand Ole Opry, the Grammy-nominated artist has kicked off the new year with a massive sold-out arena headlining tour.

Version 2 Lights deliver LED precision, versatility and colour with Litepanels Gemini softlight

15/03/2018 - Equipment News

Broadcast and event lighting rental specialist, Version 2, has introduced the latest addition to its range of low energy lighting products, the new Litepanels Gemini LED 2 x 1 softlight fixture.

Milos Xtruss adds some flair to the Korea Energy Show

15/03/2018 - Event News

Korea - Milos recently designed and delivered Xtruss components for the Posco Energy booth at the Korea Energy Show.

Aurora and LD Gurdip Mahal on Top Gear

15/03/2018 - Production News

UK – Aurora is back on board with LD Gurdip Mahal and Gaffer James Tinsley for Top Gear Series 25.

Immersive audio, festival lighting, and technical standards to appear at PLASA Focus Leeds

15/03/2018 - Event News

UK – PLASA Focus Leeds, the essential event for entertainment technology returns to celebrate its 10th anniversary at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds on 1st and 2nd May 2018. Free registration is open for the show which has already sold out with over 130 international brands eager to introduce their latest products to a UK audience.

RWS Invests in Kinesys Apex System for 2018 Melodifestivalen

14/03/2018 - Production News

Sweden – Rigging Works Sweden (RWS), one of the country’s largest independent rigging and automation specialists, has recently invested in the latest cutting-edge Kinesys Apex technology, with the purchase of eight new vari-speed Apex hoists which have been added to an already extensive Kinesys inventory.

Elation Professional Acquires M-Series Controller Range from Harman Professional Solutions

14/03/2018 - Business News

USA – Elation Professional announces the acquisition of the M-Series range of entertainment lighting controllers from Harman Professional Denmark ApS, formerly Martin Professional ApS.

Strong Lighting joins forces with Phoebus Manufacturing

14/03/2018 - Business News

USA – Strong Lighting and Phoebus Manufacturing have announced that the full line of Phoebus followspots and searchlights will now be sold, serviced and manufactured by Strong Lighting. Effective from 15th March, 2018 Strong will assume all operations, sales and support associated with one of the industry’s foremost family of followspots and searchlights.

Clair Brothers Kitcurve12+ Elevates The World According To Sound

14/03/2018 - Production News

USA – The World According to Sound is a San Francisco-based immersive aural romp of a public radio touring show. Co-creators Chris Hoff, a sound engineer, and Sam Harnett, a reporter/journalist, mish-mash incredibly detailed sounds and present them in dramatic fashion to audiences ranging from 80 to 140 people eager to witness the extraordinary. Hoff, explains: “Our show invites listeners to re-imagine the world through their ears instead of their eyes. We pass out eye masks, turn out the lights, and take sounds from all over the world and move them around the audience using a ring of eight loudspeakers – the Clair Brothers kiTCURVE12+. All these sounds will swirl around you while you sit in total darkness with only your ears to guide you.”

KLANG:fabrik 3D In-Ear Monitor Mixing Systems Raise Performance Levels at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection

14/03/2018 - Project News

USA – The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, whose four locations and membership of over 22,000 makes it the largest United Methodist congregation in the country, is also a leader when it comes to technology. Ranked #9 in the "Top 10 US churches to learn from that are influencing other churches" and #16 in the "Top 26 US churches to learn from in all areas" by, it was also was listed as the most influential mainline church in America in a 2005 survey of American pastors. Thus, the choice of two KLANG:fabrik 3D in-ear monitor (IEM) mixing systems from KLANG:technologies for both the church’s new main sanctuary and a second space underscore how KLANG’s unique technology is at the forefront of audio in the house-of-worship sector.

Justin Preston Uses Over 400 Chauvet Professional Fixtures at NBA All-Star Event

14/03/2018 - Production News

USA – When Justin Preston was called upon to provide lighting for Budweiser Live during NBA All-Star Weekend, it really represented two projects in one. The brewing giant’s pop-up entertainment center for the big game was the first event ever hosted at City Market Social House, a restored 16,000 sq. ft. industrial space opened in the fashion district of downtown Los Angeles. Preston not only put together the ground package for the weekend extravaganza, he also created the permanent lighting system for the new event facility, loading in both rigs simultaneously in advance of the NBA’s big weekend.

LAcoustics shaping the future of the audio industry at ProLight+Sound 2018

14/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – L-Acoustics continues to build the technology that shape the future of our industry. This year’s ProLight+Sound will see the French manufacturer demonstrate its revolutionary LISA Immersive Sound Art technology, which recently embarked on the Lorde Melodrama tour across North America, as well as present new hardware and software tools – including the P1 networked digital audio processor, which begins shipping in June – that will make it easy for LAcoustics partners to quickly realise optimised performance for their LAcoustics systems.

Powersoft Causes Seismic Shift at Iceland’s New LAVA Centre

14/03/2018 - Project News

Iceland – The new LAVA Centre in the Icelandic town of Hvolsvöllur, 106km east of Reykjavik, is an interactive, high-tech educational exhibition depicting volcanic activity and earthquakes, and tracing the creation of Iceland over millions of years.

Green Hippo SHAPE: 3D Projection Mapping Masterclass Draws an International Crowd

14/03/2018 - Standards News

UK – This month saw Green Hippo hold its 3D projection mapping masterclass at Down Hall Hotel and Spa in Essex. The masterclass training course offered a deep dive into all things SHAPE and 3D projection mapping, and attracted participants from Dubai, Greece, Hungary, and Switzerland, as well as from all over the United Kingdom.

Sixty82 ‘The New Original’ Set to Build Incredible Things

14/03/2018 - Business News

The Netherlands – “From our improved load performance and high production accuracy to world-first RFID integration, we’re producing products that are both easier and more reliable to use,” stated Fokko Smeding, Sixty82 CEO.

A fresh approach for PLASA’s 2018 AGM

14/03/2018 - Event News

UK – PLASA, the professional lighting and sound association, will host its Members’ Day and AGM on Thursday 31st May 2018 at the Royal College of Physicians, a beautiful and central venue in Regent's Park, London.

Protec Helps Elrow Deliver Opening Night to Remember at SOHO Beach Club

14/03/2018 - Production News

UAE – SOHO Beach Club opened its doors on 23rd February in conjunction with the renowned Barcelona and more recently, Ibiza brand ‘elrow’ to a sold-out Dubai crowd. Featuring top world-class DJ ‘Luciano’ performing a special birthday set, the scene was set to be an absolute banger of a night. Protec was happy to provide a full audio and lighting install as well as an SMD ground support for the opening event. Renowned for their colourful, over-the-top décor and special effects, as expected they had confetti canons working overtime, firing six times over the course of the night leaving the 5,000 revellers wading through heavy showers of colourful confetti and streamers along with a sea of whacky inflatables!

Outline launches Newton

14/03/2018 - Equipment News

Claiming it to be ‘the next generation’ in digital audio management and control, Outline’s Newton (patent pending) is an all-new FPGA-based processing platform designed to be the management and control core for audio networks in touring, broadcast and fixed installation applications.

ETC releases Unison Paradigm 4.0

14/03/2018 - Equipment News

USA – ETC’s Unison Paradigm system oversees the largest, most complex, and most demanding lighting installations in the world. And it just got better. With the release of its latest software, Paradigm 4.0, the flagship system incorporates energy monitoring options, including demand response, improved support for tunable white and colour-changing fixtures, extended support for Paradigm Inspire stations, including faders and many software optimisations to make programming and customising the system simpler than ever.

Atlona Adds Pro Tech Marketing as Newest Manufacturer’s Representative

13/03/2018 - Business News

USA – AV collaboration and control leader Atlona is further expanding its commercial AV channel partner network, appointing Pro Tech Marketing as a manufacturer’s representative for the Rocky Mountain States. Headquartered in Louisville, Colorado, with additional full-service offices in Phoenix and Utah, Pro Tech Marketing will work closely with systems integrators and consultants to support and build awareness of Atlona’s commercial solutions in those three states plus New Mexico, Wyoming and surrounding areas.

11th Hour for 11th Watchet

13/03/2018 - Production News

UK - Cardiff-based events services provider, 11th Hour, continues to grow its business on all fronts. From stadium spectaculars to covered, city-centre ice rinks, festivals to large scale fireworks displays and corporate events, 11th Hour has the resources and expertise to meet every possible challenge. A recent recruitment drive coupled with more investment in equipment has significantly increased its already impressive capacity to supply multiple simultaneous events. A continuing trend is for satisfied customers to return to 11th Hour to consult with and then take advantage of a greater range of services in the future. This year’s Watchet Festival in Somerset, the 11th renewal of this very popular medium-sized, three-day summer music festival, is a case in point. Watchet is a family friendly event spread over three stages, presenting 60 live bands over the August Bank Holiday weekend. From Bellowhead to The Boomtown Rats and The Feeling to UB40 via The Wurzels, The Levellers and Aswad, Watchet has overseen a hugely eclectic range of music across the years.

Robe is a Familiar Face in Slovenia

13/03/2018 - Production News

Slovenia – The fourth season of the top-rated ‘Your Face Sounds Familiar’ franchise in Slovenia was produced by POP TV and featured eight celebrities engaging in a series of singing impersonations, taking off local and international artists, over 12 episodes, which was voted on by a combination of judges and the public, with the public having the final say on the winner.

Danley Sound Labs Introduces the Fully-Weatherised OS-12CX Wide-Coverage Loudspeaker

13/03/2018 - Equipment News

Building on the continued success of the fully-weatherised Danley OS-80 & OS-90 loudspeakers and the OS-115 subwoofer, Danley Sound Labs introduces the Danley OS-12CX. Like its siblings, the OS-12CX is built to withstand punishing rain, heat, and freeze/thaw cycles season after season after unrelenting season, while delivering a sonic performance that is closer to the sound in an audiophile’s listening room than to the egregiously band-passed outdoor PAs of the past. The Danley OS-12CX uses Danley’s patented Synergy crossover design, Sentinel limiter protection circuitry, and stainless steel mounting hardware that is prepared to brace the OS-12CX against mother nature’s worst.

Chauvet DJ Introduces BTAir

13/03/2018 - Equipment News

Chauvet DJ, which has a long history of developing cutting-edge lighting technologies, has once again ushered in a new era of wireless lighting control with the introduction of BTAir, an app that uses Bluetooth wireless technology to control lights directly from a phone or tablet without any additional hardware needed.

Admiral Theatre Cruises into the Future with Meyer Sound Leopard Main Reinforcement System

13/03/2018 - Project News

USA – Following a “stem to stern” overhaul, the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton, Washington takes its place among the Northwest’s best live performance venues. In addition to upgraded patron amenities and an exterior face lift, the $1.2 million renovation included removal of the former audio system and replacement with a new installation anchored by 20 Meyer Sound Leopard line array loudspeakers.

Bandit Lites Illuminates Halestorm

13/03/2018 - Production News

USA – American rock band Halestorm is gearing up for a huge year, kicking off 2018 with a tour across North America with a lighting package supplied by Bandit Lites. The Grammy-Award winning band comprised of guitarist and vocalist Lzzy Hale, drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger and bassist Josh Smith are also wrapping up recording their next studio album and have already announced another tour for this spring.

Allen & Heath Adds Class-Leading AMM and Expansion Options for SQ

13/03/2018 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has introduced new expansion and advanced automatic mic mixing (AMM) capabilities for its SQ digital mixer series as part of a major firmware update.

Altman Lighting heads to Fort Lauderdale for USITT in Booth 525

13/03/2018 - Event News

USA – On 15th March, when USITT opens the Stage Expo show doors inside the Broward County Convention Center, Altman Lighting will be on-hand to showcase its theatrical and architectural lighting innovations. Located in Booth 525, Altman will feature a highlight of the Chalice 70W LED downlight, the Gallery series of architectural solutions, the popular family of Spectra Cyc LED luminaires, the convection cooled PHX 150W LED profile and the mains dimmable Pegasus LED Fresnel, plus, a unique opportunity for prizes with the Altman LEGO Challenge.

Martin Audio Appoints Ben Tucker as Product Support Engineer

13/03/2018 - People News

UK – In order to support the current strong growth in sales, Martin Audio has added again to its product support group with the recruitment of Ben Tucker.

Job Focus: Taylor-Phillips’ latest jobs board

13/03/2018 - Business News

Taylor-Phillips Recruitment, the recruitment division of, brings the best new vacancies across the full spectrum of the Entertainment Technology sector.

LED Creative Pulse Wands add some sparkle at The BRITs Official After Party

13/03/2018 - Production News

UK – Working with lighting designer Stuart Pring, Illumination rental and installation specialists LED Creative are delighted to have provided their Sigma Pulse Wand fixtures to help add some 'neonesque' colour to the prestigious BRITs Official After Party.

Robe is Hot for Sun Arena

13/03/2018 - Production News

South Africa – The new 8,500 capacity Sun Arena in Pretoria features a house moving light rig of 90 dynamic Robe fixtures, which are at the disposal of all events utilising the state-of-the-art multi-purpose venue, part of Sun International’s Time Square development and entertainment complex.

CPL Glams It Up for AHDB Event

12/03/2018 - Production News

UK – The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) asked West Midlands-based Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) to design and deliver all the technical elements for its 2018 annual staff conference and awards, which encompassed sound, lighting, video, staging and rigging.

Extraordinary Light Project at the Luminale 2018 with SGM

12/03/2018 - Production News

Germany – The popular Luminale Festival of Light takes place every other year in Frankfurt and Offenback and receives around 200,000 visitors. The festival is the supporting event for Light + Building, the world's leading trade fair for architectural lighting, and for this ninth edition, lighting designer Gunther Hecker created a special light installation using over 100 luminaires from SGM Light.

Renkus-Heinz ICONYX a Huge Upgrade for Church of the Holy Family

12/03/2018 - Project News

USA – In September 1974, 200 people gathered for the first Mass of the community that,

L-Acoustics tours South Korea with Cats

12/03/2018 - Production News

South Korea – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is one of the world’s longest running musicals. It has enjoyed success in Asia since 2007 and has been touring South Korea since July 2017. Specialist rental company Eco & Biz has been supplying the show’s audio requirements for the duration of the South Korea run, which centres around an L-Acoustics Kara/Kiva II/K2 system, chosen for its ability to provide consistent quality and even coverage for the wide variety of venues on the tour’s itinerary.

Clouseau Celebrates 30 Years with Chauvet Professional and Painting with Light

12/03/2018 - Production News

Belgium – Clouseau, one of the most critically acclaimed Belgian rock bands, delighted throngs of fans recently with a string of concerts across Belgium, marking their 30th anniversary. Providing the “30” tour with a fittingly memorable lighting and stage design was the band’s long time creative collaborator, Luc Peumans of Painting with Light.

Spartan Audio and CUK deliver big AV for Tiny Rebel brewery

12/03/2018 - Project News

UK – Tiny Rebel is one of South Wales’ biggest success stories in recent years. A microbrewery founded in 2012, Tiny Rebel is now a fully-fledged brand in its own right, not just for its award-winning beers, but also for their bars and kitchens that serve a wide range of food, and host regular events including live music. The company currently boasts three sites: the first in Cardiff town centre just across from the Principality Stadium; another in the centre of Newport and, finally, the flagship Brewery Bar in Rogerstone, Newport, which is part of a brand new bespoke brewing facility that has increased capacity five-fold. The company officially cut the ribbon on the new £2.6 M premises in July 2017. Their AV partner throughout the build was Spartan Audio who are supplied by UK distributors, CUK Audio. In addition to the AV installation in the new Brewery Bar, Spartan Audio has just completed a refit of the Cardiff venue with a similar Symetrix/Dante/Powersoft backbone.

Experienced Martin lighting team join Sound Technology Ltd

12/03/2018 - People News

UK - With all Martin by Harman products now distributed exclusively in the UK by Sound Technology Ltd, the company has announced the addition of key personnel to the dedicated Martin UK team.

Anolis at Light+Building 2018

12/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – Premium architectural and installation LED lighting manufacturer Anolis will showcase a mix of new innovations and popular product ranges in Hall 4 on Level 4.1, Stand 4.1 F61 at Light+Building 2018, Frankfurt Messe, March 18th – 23rd.

Claypaky Scenius Unico is a ‘Star’ performer for Monsters of Rock

12/03/2018 - Production News

Argentina – The Claypaky Scenius Unico made its official debut in Argentina at the renowned Monsters of Rock (MOR) Argentina festival at Tecnópolis, Buenos Aires. The high-impact light show for the outdoor festival, part of the global Monsters of Rock movement, was designed by lighting designer Bryan Hartley and featured the Scenuis Unico as the show’s high impact workhorse fixture.

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance Launches Full-Time Online Theatre Studies Degree for under £6000

12/03/2018 - Standards News

UK - Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance has announced a new full-time online BA (Hons) Theatre Studies degree as an affordable alternative route to more traditional undergraduate programmes.

Motion GmbH invests in Elation Professional moving lights

12/03/2018 - Production News

Germany – Motion GmbH, which specialises in dry hire, expanded its portfolio of moving lights at the end of 2017 with the addition of Elation Professional Proteus Hybrid and Artiste DaVinci moving heads, both award-winning luminaires. The innovative lights are now available at the company’s facility in Fürth, Germany, near Nuremberg.

X Factor Live Tours with Allen & Heath dLive

12/03/2018 - Production News

UK – The annual X Factor Live arena tour recently completed a 14-date UK run with Nick Warren (The Prodigy, Bryan Ferry, Elvis Costello) as FOH, who specified an Allen & Heath dLive for the production.

Prolyte Group at Prolight + Sound Frankfurt

12/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – Showing its unrivalled capacity in the design and build of complex truss structures Prolyte Group will not only bring a range of heavy duty truss systems to the Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt, but also a range of trusses specially designed for LED walls. Next to these, Prolyte will show more innovative new products. The Prolyte team is looking forward to connecting with its existing and new customers.

L-Acoustics Improves Sound and Minimises Reflections at Echoplex and The Echo

09/03/2018 - Project News

USA – Premier Los Angeles independent music venues Echoplex and The Echo, both owned and operated by Spaceland Presents, have recently experienced major upgrades in audio fidelity with the installations of L-Acoustics speaker systems. Turnkey solutions company and official L-Acoustics dealer 1.61 Productions designed, supplied and installed the new systems for the sibling venues, which are aptly located in L.A.’s hip Echo Park neighbourhood.

Sennheiser to announce Augmented Audio Developers Programme at SXSW

09/03/2018 - Event News

USA – At South by Southwest (SXSW), held from 9th to 18th March in Austin, Texas, Sennheiser will announce the Ambeo Augmented Audio Developers Programme. Successful applicants will get early and free access to cutting-edge hardware and software production tools to create augmented reality audio apps.

City Theatrical at USITT 2018

09/03/2018 - Event News

USA – City Theatrical will be demonstrating new technology in Booth 231 at the USITT Conference & Stage Expo 2018 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from 15th to 17th March.

New ADB Hathor release 2.0

09/03/2018 - Equipment News

ADB has released version 2.0 of its Hathor software. These are the main new features:

Chauvet Draws Crowds to Asian Open Houses

09/03/2018 - Event News

Singapore – February ended on a high note for Chauvet in Asia. The company’s first open house in Singapore drew an enthusiastic crowd of close to 50 lighting professionals, who came for a first-hand look at the latest Chauvet Professional, Chauvet DJ and ChamSys products. This followed an open house with the company’s distributor ASIIS that drew over 100 lighting industry professionals to the large Neo Soho, Keluarga Allah Church in Jakarta, which recently had a full Chauvet product install.

Visit Alcons at booth 2417 + Outdoor Stage

09/03/2018 - Event News

USA – The 58th annual USITT Conference and Stage Expo brings companies from throughout the theatre industry to the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Wireless Solution Sweden expands

09/03/2018 - People News

Sweden - The Swedish manufacturer of Wireless DMX technology has recently expanded its team by hiring two new people to meet its continual growth rate and to keep improving its development and customer support.

Victoria Theatre Halifax Makes Sound Investment with Allen & Heath dLive, via A.C. Entertainment Technologies

09/03/2018 - Project News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) has supplied an Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system to the Victoria Theatre, Halifax, for use on its diverse programme of live shows and events.

HHB and Studio Technologies win gold with NEP at the 2018 Winter Olympics

09/03/2018 - Production News

South Korea – World renowned pro audio supplier, HHB Communications have supplied a Studio Technologies 5422-01 Dante Audio Engine to NEP Visions to assist in streamlining and mixing on a Dante network at numerous events, including the 2018 Winter Olympics.

From Foals to Sundara, Davy Sherwin Beams Large with GLP

09/03/2018 - Production News

UK – Experienced lighting designer, Davy Sherwin has been turning increasingly to GLP’s versatile X4 Bar 20 battens, to provide stage dynamics for popular British bands including Foals, Wolf Alice and Sundara Karma.

Adlib Shows Warrior Spirit

09/03/2018 - Project News

UK – Liverpool-based installation and production specialist Adlib is supplying video and audio for a unique exhibition featuring China’s Terracotta Warriors being staged at the city’s World Museum. China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition is now open and running until 28th October 2018.

Platinum FLX Textures Thievery Corporation Fall Tour 2017

08/03/2018 - Production News

USA – When electronic musicians and legendary trip hop group Thievery Corporation played a month-long tour last autumn, lighting designer Luke Stratton turned to Elation Professional’s Platinum FLX hybrid moving head to visually complement the band’s innovative music with a variety of dazzling textures and graphics. Respected for their creativity and innovation in electronica, Thievery Corporation has an impressively long discography and is among the most adventurous groups of the genre.

Adamson Delivers State-of-the-Art Sound to Historic Colisée de Roubaix

08/03/2018 - Project News

France – The iconic Colisée de Roubaix (Roubaix Coliseum) in France has undergone a number of interior transformations throughout its near-century of operations. The most recent of those included the installation of an S-Series loudspeaker system from Adamson to enhance the myriad of productions presented in the historic 1,700-seat main theatre.

Songwriter/Producer Mat Mitchell Rocks the Studio and Stage to its CORE

08/03/2018 - Production News

USA – For the past 25 years, producer, songwriter, musician and audio engineer Mat Mitchell has worked with some of the world’s biggest recording artists, including Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Katy Perry, Tegan and Sara as well as his own band, Puscifer. Mitchell understands the importance of high-quality, reliable equipment, which is why for over a decade he has been using DPA Microphones. When Mitchell was recently introduced to DPA’s new powerful CORE amplification technology, he was blown away.

Midas Machines Run First Vitality Big Festival

08/03/2018 - Production News

UK - Midas generators beat the 'beast from the east' across the finish line from the inaugural Big Half, which Mo Farah won in 61 minutes 40, to power London Marathon Events’ Vitality Big Festival in Greenwich Park recently.

John Berret Pumps Up Intensity for Juvenile with Chauvet Professional

08/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Almost 20 years after he burst on the music scene, former Hot Boys member and chart-topping hip-hop artist, Juvenile, continues to fire up crowds with his high-octane blend of gangster rap and party music. The iconoclastic rapper, who’s always played by his own set of rules, recently brought his street heat to eastern Georgia, shaking up the house at the Country Club live music venue with blistering renditions of songs like “Back That Thang Up,” and his 2003 No. 1 Billboard hit “Slow Motion.”

Eurotruss announces the acquisition of Total Structures, Inc

08/03/2018 - Business News

USA – Eurotruss has announced the acquisition of Total Structures, Inc. in Ventura, CA. While no financial details of the transaction have been disclosed, the agreement results in Eurotruss becoming the sole owner of Total Structures, Inc.

Alcons amplifies Europe's biggest Super Bowl party

08/03/2018 - Production News

Austria – A sporting event is nowadays also eagerly awaited on this side of the pond – the annual Super Bowl, the final of the US National Football League (NFL). Defending champions New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles met this year, with the Eagles scoring the surprise win.

Snoop Dogg Monitors with Allen & Heath Dlive

08/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Rap icon Snoop Dogg completed his most recent touring season with dates in the American south-west and west coast supported by monitor engineer Freddie Johns III (pictured) mixing on an Allen & Heath dLive S Class S5000 surface with DM64 MixRack.

Stadthalle Singen Upgrades with Yamaha CL5

08/03/2018 - Project News

Germany – Like all regional venues, Stadthalle Singen in the German town of the same name, plays an important cultural and economic role in the wider local area. Located close to the Swiss border, the venue hosts both entertainment and corporate events. Recently upgraded with a Yamaha CL5 digital mixing system, it is now even more attractive to both national and international users.

SLX illuminate smash hit musical The Bodyguard

08/03/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – The smash hit musical, The Bodyguard, filled theatres across the UK on its 2015 tour and then made a home at the Dominion Theatre London for six months. With stunning performances from a number of high profile singers, the production attracted significant media interest and ticket sales sustained a sold out run in the West End. A year on and this production of The Bodyguard is once again touring globally. It isn’t, however, just the performances of the actors and actresses that are stealing the show, as award winning Mark Henderson’s impressive lighting design both complements the performance and wows audiences.

LED Project continues Robe Roadmap

08/03/2018 - Production News

Mexico – LED Project is one of the most important technical lighting and visual /video rental specialists in Mexico City. Run by the charismatic Sergio Serrano, the busy company is based in a large warehouse space just off Calz de Tlalpan one of the city’s major arterial roads and a colourful and lively area.

A.C. Entertainment Technologies Helps VE-M Take Stock of its Production Technologies

08/03/2018 - Production News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd (AC-ET) has helped full event production services company, VisionEvents Manchester (VE-M) to upgrade its equipment inventory with some of the very latest technologies from premier industry brands, including Green Hippo, Panasonic, ProLights, Sennheiser, Manfrotto, Doughty and Tourflex Cabling.

Flashlight appointments Danny Tomkins

08/03/2018 - People News

UK - Flashlight Ltd has announced the appointment of Danny Tomkins, who joins the company's UK sales department as a business development manager. Danny will provide field based sales and support for the company's expanding range of leading lighting brands.

Dutch lighting specialist unleashes latest Hippotizer media server for arena shows

07/03/2018 - Production News

The Netherlands – December 2017 saw Dutch singer Waylon, appearing in association with Radio Veronica and its Top 1000 show, play three sold-out nights at the Ahoy Rotterdam arena. The Radio Veronica brand goes back to the 1960s – when it broadcast from offshore – and its Top 1000 is a hotly anticipated announcement, yearly listing ‘the 1000 best songs ever’.

White Lights is The Best Man for West End Premiere

07/03/2018 - Production News

UK – First performed in 1960, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man recently made its debut in London’s West End. Opening at the Playhouse Theatre, the show tells the story of two presidential candidates who are both vying for an endorsement from the current President; with the play exploring the lengths they’ll go to achieve this. This latest production is produced by Bill Kenwright Ltd and the lighting equipment was supplied by White Light.

Stone Sour Tours with Bandit Lites

07/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Stone Sour, the Grammy-nominated rock band, recently wrapped up a January and February North American tour with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. Following a Loudwire Award for Hard Rock Album of the Year for their sixth studio album, Hydrograd, the band brought their ever-evolving but always rocking sound to sold out crowds across the country.

Drexel University Installs Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Console

07/03/2018 - Project News

USA – As part of a recent facilities expansion, Drexel University has installed a 32-channel Rupert Neve Designs 5088 console loaded with 24 Shelford 5052 mic preamp / EQ modules and outfitted with Rupert Neve Designs’ proprietary SwiftMix automation. Drexel turned to AVN SYSTEMS to provide the 5088, as well as all the equipment and integration services for the flagship studios, which were designed by Walters-Storyk Design Group.

Figure of Eight Events Creates Stunning Backdrop For Isuzu Awards with Chauvet Professional

07/03/2018 - Production News

UK – A passion for rugby pulsates through the fabric of Welsh life. This is evident from the over 300 rugby clubs within Wales, as well as the country’s perennial success in the Rugby World Cup tournament. Figure of Eight Events was recently approached to provide technical production for this year’s highly-anticipated Isuzu awards, which took place in the country’s 70,000-seat Principality Stadium in Cardiff. As the new sponsor for WRU, Isuzu wanted to create a fitting start to their relationship by showcasing what the stadium has to offer. Figure of Eight didn’t disappoint by delighting the guests with a 360° lighting design that featured a collection of Rogue fixtures from Chauvet Professional.

HD Pro Audio Holds Technology Workshop for Yamaha, Shure, KLANG and Dante

07/03/2018 - Standards News

UK – HD Pro Audio has announced its next Technology Workshop, taking place in the Oak Room on the 4th floor of London's Hospital Club in Covent Garden on the 19th March from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Dubai-based Fountains International Events employs Green Hippo to deliver a prestigious graduation ceremony in United Arab Emirates.

07/03/2018 - Production News

UAE – The American University in the Emirates (AUE) has held its seventh commencement ceremony at Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, with dignitaries in attendance including His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, United Arab Emirates Cabinet Member, Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development. The AUE invited Dubai-based Fountains International Events to craft a video and lighting show befitting the prestigious event.

PR Lighting to Showcase Eight Major New Fixtures at PL+S

07/03/2018 - Event News

Germany – PR Lighting will showcase eight major new products in Hall 3, D27 at this year’s Frankfurt Prolight+Sound.

ProLyft Aetos hoist for OCEC

07/03/2018 - Project News

Oman – The OCEC, has taken delivery of a complete and comprehensive delivery of ProLyft Aetos hoists. These high-end hoists fulfil the extracting demand of the OCEC, which strives to be recognised as the leading venue for our service, products, people and performance.

Imaginative LED solution for Bird’s Nest

07/03/2018 - Project News

UK – Architect Kerem Aksoy from north London-based practice A2studio called on the expertise of Penn Elcom’s architectural lighting project division to assist in finding a bespoke solution for lighting a cool residential project that he designed, called ‘The Bird’s Nest’.

GDS Partners with Glantre Engineering

07/03/2018 - Business News

UK – Award-winning Bristol-based LED lighting manufacturer, GDS, has announced Glantre Engineering Ltd as an installation partner. Glantre has a long history of designing and installing comprehensive entertainment solutions at performance venues all over the world. Glantre’s clients range across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, throughout live performance, education, hotels and leisure, conferencing, cruise ships and broadcast – all areas where GDS products are perfect for a host of applications.
GDS managing director Matt Lloyd commented: “We’re very much looking forward to working with this internationally renowned and respected company. As the scope of GDS’s technologies continues to widen across a whole variety of market areas, it’s important that we develop and maintain strong partnerships with trusted installers on a global scale. Glantre’s reputation for service delivery is of the highest order and we’re certain that GDS products will prove to be an invaluable resource for their design and installation teams.”

Really Creative Media Continues Panasonic Projector Investment

07/03/2018 - Production News

UK – Digital and live production experts, Really Creative Media, has continued its investment in the latest Panasonic projection technology, ahead of a busy 2018 of high-end fashion events and summer touring with headline music artists.

DiGiCo SD10 pumped up Bollywood Music Project 2018

07/03/2018 - Production News

India – Held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi on 27th-28th January and hosted by Event Capital & Talent Management, the second season of Bollywood Music Project (BMP) featured two stages, over 200 musicians and more than 50 artists performing for its high adrenaline audience. DiGiCo SD10 consoles, supplied by audio rental company Mega Sound, were at the very centre of the action.

Elation Cuepix more than just a Blinder on Zac Brown Band “Welcome Home” Tour

07/03/2018 - Production News

USA – It's through live shows that the Zac Brown Band connects most strongly with its audience. Not only does Zac Brown like his audience to be seen, he wants them to feel they are a part of the show. Consequently, a quality tungsten audience blinder always has a role in a Zac Brown Band show.

All Together Now lights up Saturday night with a little help from LED Creative

06/03/2018 - Production News

UK – Illumination rental and installation specialist, LED Creative has assisted in creating the 360° studio experience for the recent six-show run of BBC prime time show All Together Now.

TP presents exciting new opportunities

06/03/2018 - Business News

Taylor-Phillips Recruitment, the recruitment division of, brings the best new vacancies across the full spectrum of the Entertainment Technology sector.

SGM Sparks up Swarovski Light Festival in -20°Celcius

06/03/2018 - Production News

Austria – Björn Hermann, one of the most recognised lighting designers faced major challenges at the 2018 Swarovski Festival in Austria. The exclusive outdoor event took place under difficult conditions, as the temperatures in Tyrol fluctuate between -20°C to + 12°C in the month of January, but it was no problem for the SGM fixtures.

Martin Audio Announces New Hybrid Double 18” Subwoofer and First Showcase

06/03/2018 - Equipment News

Martin Audio has announced a new subwoofer to its line up with the introduction of SXH218 – a hybrid passive subwoofer with two extremely high-powered 4.5” coil, 18” drivers. Furthermore, the product will be a central part of the company’s upcoming UK Open Day demos in March at its British headquarters in High Wycombe.

Community Appoints Paul Peace as Senior Director of Engineering

06/03/2018 - People News

USA - Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced the appointment of Paul Peace as senior director of engineering.

GLP Air Domes Boost Ottawa Special Events’ Winter Programme

06/03/2018 - Production News

Canada – With the Winter season in full swing, Canadian production company, Ottawa Special Events (OSE), has increased the scope of its service to corporate clients by investing in 12 of GLP’s large Air Dome 850s.

A.C. Special Projects' e:cue Control Solution Helps Bring Hoare Lea's Lighting Design to Life at etc.venues' London County Hall Venue

06/03/2018 - Project News

UK – A.C. Special Projects Ltd. (AC-SP) has assisted Hoare Lea in bringing their dynamic lighting scheme to life for etc.venues' 68,000 sq ft multi-use event space inside the iconic London County Hall - providing an e:cue control system to meet the venue's bespoke needs.

Arizona Biltmore Event Balances with Chauvet Professional

06/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Guests at the Arizona Biltmore often ask if the upscale hotel/resort was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It wasn’t, but it could well have been. Although the famed architect didn’t actually draw up the blueprints (a former student of his did), he was actively involved in planning the aesthetically balanced 89-year-old structure, which bears his trademark 'textile block' construction.

Robe Spikies enjoy Time of their Lives with Pitbull

06/03/2018 - Production News

USA – “We had brand new 470W HMI lamps right next to the Spikies, and on a few occasions, I couldn't tell which lamp was which,” stated lighting and visuals designer Tom Sutherland talking about rapper Pitbull’s current “Time of Our Lives” residency playing at the Axis Theatre, Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas.

Sunbaba wins Access All Areas’ Supplier Award of the Year at Event Production Awards 2018

06/03/2018 - Event News

UK – Event branding specialist Sunbaba was presented with the Access All Areas’ Supplier of the Year Award at the 2018 Event Production Awards. The ceremony was held at London’s Novotel West on Wednesday 28th February with more than 400 leading suppliers and event organisers in attendance.

Ayrton Welcomes DYNLIGHT LLC as Exclusive Distributor for the Middle East

06/03/2018 - Business News

UAE – Ayrton has to announced the latest addition to its international distributor network as DYNLIGHT LLC. of Abu Dhabi is named as its new, exclusive distributor for the GCC region and Lebanon. The arrangement comes into being with immediate effect.

The Script tour with stunning, complex visuals powered by Avolites Ai and Titan

06/03/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – Irish rock band The Script's current Freedom Child tour features a complex mix of video, live footage, pre-made content and live effects displayed on a huge multiscreen structure. The ambitious visuals are being powered by Avolites Ai Infinity R8 Servers and Quartz lighting control consoles.

Mau5trap Producer BUDD Makes Music with Audient

05/03/2018 - Production News

UK – Producer, remixer, engineer and composer Chris Budd (pictured) relies on Audient’s iD22 audio interface in his studio, where he does most of his writing for BUDD, his current project which was recently signed to deadmau5’s independent mau5trap label. Releasing Triangular, his first EP with the Canadian record label in October, he’s been warmly welcomed according to the Mau5trap website: “…the latest addition to the label has arrived and he’s brought progressive back with him,” as well as garnering support at Radio1 from Pete Tong.

PR Lighting Announces New Omega Moving Zoom Bar

05/03/2018 - Equipment News

Featuring six RGBW four-in-one 60W LEDs, PR Lighting’s new Omega is a versatile moving bar effect fixture, producing a powerful, zoomable blade of light. Each pixel can be controlled individually and the light output can easily be converted into dynamic rays of mid-air micro beams.

Renkus-Heinz Delivers Intelligibility for Gothenburg Central Station

05/03/2018 - Project News

Sweden – Few public spaces are as acoustically challenging as railway stations, where large enclosed spaces are wrapped in a wealth of reflective surfaces to create an environment that can often seem untamable. But in Gothenburg Central Station, Sweden's second busiest railway station, the recent deployment of Renkus-Heinz Iconyx has dramatically improved intelligibility for more than 27 million passengers each year.

Neutrik opticalCON MTP24 put to the test by tpc on Tour de Suisse

05/03/2018 - Production News

Switzerland – During last year’s Tour de Suisse – the world’s fourth largest cycle race – leading Swiss broadcast service provider tpc Switzerland ag equipped its OB operation with the latest Neutrik connectivity technology, in the shape of the opticalCON fibre optic connector system.

Cumulus NYC’s “Stage 17” Mixes with Allen & Heath

05/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Cumulus NYC’s “Stage 17”, a live performance and broadcast studio at Cumulus’s New York City cluster (WABC, WPLJ, WNSH, WNBM), uses an Allen & Heath GLD-80 digital mixing system at FOH for its live audience mix, another GLD-80 to provide a stereo broadcast mix and six Allen & Heath ME-1 personal mixing systems for on-stage artist monitoring.

dLlive Mixes Champion of Songs

05/03/2018 - Production News

Malaysia – Leading Malaysian AV rental company, MJ Event Management Sdn Bhd, supplied a large-scale Allen & Heath dLive S Class digital mixing system to manage the spectacular final of the national song contest, Anugerah Juara Lagu (Champion of Songs).

TimeCore at New Years Gala 2018 for Jiangsu Satellite TV – Live from Guangzhou International Sports Arena

05/03/2018 - Production News

China – The Dutch lighting and video creative company, Light Image, took the Visual Productions' TimeCore to China for the end 2017 / 2018 New Year celebrations. 

EM Acoustics provides the Big Picture for IWM North

05/03/2018 - Project News

UK – The multi-award winning Imperial War Museum North opened at Trafford Park in Manchester in 2002 and has since welcomed more than three million visitors. Designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, the striking building is now an iconic feature of the city's skyline. Its exhibitions tell the story of how war has affected the lives of British and Commonwealth citizens since 1914.

44 Designs Uses Elation Artiste DaVinci to Get Creative on Mutemath “Play Dead” Tour

05/03/2018 - Production News

USA – American band Mutemath has been plying its unique brand of alternative rock for over 15 years and creative production design company 44 Designs has shaped the group’s live visual look for most of that time. For the band’s “Play Dead” US tour last autumn, the first leg of a larger worldwide tour in support of a September album release, 44 Designs complemented the band’s eclectic sounds using color and effects from Elation Professional’s Artiste DaVinci LED moving spot luminaire.

Cascade Sound & Stage Lighting Falls for L-Acoustics

05/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Established in 1969, Salem, Oregon-based Cascade Sound & Stage Lighting, Inc. has long provided production services for corporate events, casinos, festivals and fairs of all sizes throughout Oregon and Washington state. Now, as the company branches out to serve the greater Pacific Northwest, Cascade Sound has joined the L-Acoustics certified provider network, extending the French loudspeaker manufacturer’s outreach and introducing its newest products to the region’s rental market.

FBT Audio (UK) welcomes Mike Roissetter as Business Development Manager

05/03/2018 - People News

UK – Cementing the company's aim of delivering nationwide coverage with dedicated regional support, FBT Audio (UK) Ltd has announced Mike Roissetter as its business development manager for South Wales, the Midlands and the South West of England. A well-known and highly respected figure within the UK industry, Roissetter is described by FBT Audio (UK) managing director, Mark Parkhouse, as: "The right man with the right ideas as we continue to grow."

Enter the next generation: HD27e

05/03/2018 - Equipment News

The HD27e, the next evolution of Optoma’s popular HD27 Full HD 1080p home entertainment projector, is now available. The new model offers brighter, bolder images, runs quieter and has a longer expected lamp life than its award-winning predecessor. Featuring Amazing Colour, this projector delivers accurate true-to-life colour reproduction.

Shure’s Flagship Digital Microphone System Used on Gorillaz’ Humanz World Tour

05/03/2018 - Production News

UK – With an early 2017 release of ‘Humanz’, the first album in seven years from the world’s most successful virtual act, Gorillaz, scoring the most successful debut in YouTube VR history and enjoying another ground-breaking first when 2D and Murdoc joined Mistajam for their first ever real-time streamed interview, it comes as no surprise the tour turned to the future of high-tier digital wireless technology, Axient Digital for the Humanz World Tour.

BroadWeigh gets 'Wonderful Wonderful' results on The Killers World Tour ­Load Cells used to monitor the loads on video pyramid

02/03/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – Paradigm Rigging has worked with Christie Lites to monitor the loads with BroadWeigh wireless load cells on The Killers Wonderful Wonderful World Tour.

Northern Light helps breathe new life into Perth Theatre

02/03/2018 - Project News

UK – In 2015, Horsecross Arts, the creative organisation that runs Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre, undertook the task of rejuvenating Perth Theatre, home to Scotland’s oldest repertory theatre company. Northern Light, specialist in technical theatre fit-outs, was contracted to design, provide, install and commission both the production lighting and sound and communications systems to help achieve this remarkable transformation.

Making a MegaPointe at Transmission

02/03/2018 - Production News

Czech Republic – For the 2017 edition of the Transmission Festival, the ‘Spirit of the Warrior’, staged in Prague’s famous O2 Arena, the organisers of one of Czech Republic’s most popular dance events promised their guests an unrivalled visual and sonic experience, which was delivered in some serious style by a lively and interesting creative team including lighting designer Bas Kemper, Dutch VJ collective, Vision Impossible and Rudo Tucek, owner of Slovakian rental specialist, Ministry Rental Service.

More Exhibitors, More Registered Attendees and a Free Lunch – ISCEx 2018

02/03/2018 - Event News

UK – With just days to go until ISCEx 2018, the Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers reports a record number of visitor registrations and exhibitor bookings for its seminar and exhibition event, taking place on Wednesday 7th March 2018.

Luke Pell Rolls with Bandit Lites

02/03/2018 - Production News

USA – Country music singer Luke Pell is out on tour with a lighting package supplied by Bandit Lites. The Bachelorette alum and Army veteran recently released his EP Luke Pell, racking up over 500,000 streams on Spotify, and is traveling coast to coast on a 100-stop tour.

Chauvet Professional Introduces Rogue R1X and R2X Spot Fixtures

02/03/2018 - Equipment News

Chauvet Professional has added a powerful new punch to its popular Rogue series of moving fixtures. The company has introduced two bright and bold moving spots: the 300W LED Rogue R2X Spot and 170W LED Rogue R1X Spot. Their intense output and rich collection of features notwithstanding, the two newcomers are surprisingly compact and affordable.

Milos ensures the show will go on

02/03/2018 - Production News

Germany – Area Four Industries Germany recently provided a temporary Milos support structure for the well-known Palazzo Dinner Show that’s held in cities around Germany each year. The dinner show takes place under a massive tent and is described as a place where masterful culinary art meets award-winning acrobatics, humour and suspenseful tight rope acts from international artists.

Alcons Rocks The First Outdoor Stage At USITT

02/03/2018 - Event News

USA – Alcons Audio returns to the annual USITT Conference and Stage Expo in March, where the company will again have a dual presence, exhibiting on Booth 2417 and showcasing the LR18 compact mid-size line array at the event’s first ever Outdoor Stage.

Professional Associations and Entertainment Unions Form Working Group to Address Issues Concerning Designers

02/03/2018 - Business News

UK – Following a series of exchanges of resources and knowledge among professional associations representing set, costume and lighting designers, representatives from the Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD) and the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) have formed a working group with representatives from Equity and BECTU to discuss the key issues affecting designers.

Dr James Green Joins Flare as Head of Intellectual Property

02/03/2018 - People News

The former head of intellectual property at specialist technology development business Ilika plc, Dr James Green has joined consumer and pro-sound developer Flare Audio in the same role. Dr Green brings to Flare over 45 years’ experience in international technology commercialisation, having negotiated numerous agreements and licences with major corporations including US and Japanese multinationals.

Gaana Bollywood Promotes PR Lighting to the Max

02/03/2018 - Production News

India – Ananta Stagecraft called on a total of 172 fixtures from the PR Lighting catalogue to provide dynamic illumination for the recent Gaana Bollywood Music Project. This two-day event was held in the Indian capital of Delhi, and according to Ananta Stagecraft’s Jay Joshi, the spectators were mesmerised by the spectacular light show.

Adamson Offers Legendary Reinforcement for Gaming Tournament at China's Bird's Nest Stadium

01/03/2018 - Production News

China – Over 40,000 spectators gathered to take in the final event of the 2017 League of Legends S7 World Championships in November 2017 at Beijing, China’s iconic Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium. The audio system for the event, which included over 200 Adamson E-Series and S-Series loudspeakers, ran without any interruption for nearly 96 hours, leading up to the winner being declared.

Jo Beirne Joins Colour Sound

01/03/2018 - People News

UK – London-based lighting and visuals rental and production specialist Colour Sound Experiment has announced the arrival of Jo Beirne, who has joined the lively and proactive account management team at their busy operation in Park Royal.

Robe Lights TPi Awards 2018

01/03/2018 - Event News

UK - It’s that time of the year again; the 2018 Total Production International (TPi) Awards, produced by TPi Magazine, part of Mondiale Publishing was staged at the Battersea Evolution venue in London, and Robe was once again delighted to be right at the heart of the action, lighting the event utilising some of its latest technologies.

Fort Collins Launches New Music Venue Powered by Meyer Sound LINA Arrays

01/03/2018 - Project News

USA – The live music scene in Fort Collins, Colorado has notched up to the next level with the recent opening of Washington’s, a 900-capacity venue hosting an eclectic mix of local and national touring acts spanning genres from Americana and indie-rock to funk and zydeco. Dating from 1903 and most recently occupied by a sports bar and grill bearing the same name, Washington’s sandstone-walled structure was redeveloped with premium amenities, including world-class lighting and sound. To assure all musical styles will be enjoyed with uncoloured clarity, Washington’s chose LINA very compact linear line arrays, the newest and smallest member of Meyer Sound’s Leo Family.

wysiwyg delivers winning lighting moves at Poland’s biggest dance festival

01/03/2018 - Production News

Poland – Every year for the past 18 years, the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship (province) in Poland has hosted the country’s largest dance festival and for those 18 years, Białe Błota has come alive as 2,500 contestants and spectators from all over the country descend on a village whose usual population numbers just over 100.

Chauvet Professional Maverick Sets Stage for Beauty and the Beast Pantomime

01/03/2018 - Production News

UK – The Disney musical fantasy classic Beauty and the Beast was suddenly back in the limelight in 2017 with a new version of the film released in cinemas worldwide. In addition to this attention on the silver screen, the perennial favourite enjoyed a six-week run at Byre Theatre in St Andrews, Scotland, as a comedic stage production produced by Bard in the Botanics.

ACL Moody Theatre Upgrades with High End Systems LED Lighting

01/03/2018 - Project News

USA – The January installation of an all-LED High End Systems lighting rig at the Moody Theatre, home of KLRU’s Austin City Limits, is helping to usher in a new era for the beloved 44 year-old public television broadcast, and for the 2018 season at ACL Live. A joint project driven by Stratus Properties CEO Beau Armstrong and supported by ACL lighting director Walter Olden of Olden Lighting, the install includes ten SolaHyBeam 1000s, 12 SolaFrame 750s, nine SolaSpot 1000s and 12 SolaSpot 2000s, with control via Hog 4 Full Boar and DP8000 processors.

Silks Opens Spectacularly with Versatile X4 Atoms 5-star Taiwan Hotel Comes Alive with GLP

01/03/2018 - Production News

Taiwan – The exclusive Silks Club 5-star hotel has opened in the Kaohsiung City district of Taiwan, featuring two restaurants, including the world's only Michelin-star Teppanyaki restaurant, as well as a bar/lounge.

DiGiCo chosen for Wang Feng The Times Tour

01/03/2018 - Production News

China – Wang Feng, one of China’s most prolific and influential rock stars, set out on yet another mammoth national tour in September 2017, kicking off at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing. The Times Tour, and accompanying new album 29, Guoling Lane, have seen Wang Feng enjoy heightened levels of success within China, with the tour taking in 30 cities over the course of 2017 and 2018. At the heart of the audio system for this ever-growing production lies a DiGiCo SD7 at FOH and an SD5 at monitors, supplied by Racpro, DiGiCo’s distributor for the territory.

Martin Audio Appoints IAC Qatar as New Regional Distributor

01/03/2018 - Business News

Qatar – Martin Audio has appointed Al Isteklal T.C-IACQatar as its new distributor in the State of Qatar.