News Archive for August 2018

De Toppers Take Over Amsterdam Arena with Adamson and Ampco Flashlight Rental

31/08/2018 - Production News

The Netherlands – Every year, Dutch supergroup De Toppers take over the 68,000-capacity Amsterdam Arena for a string of sold-out shows billed as “the sing-along party of the year.” As usual, the 2018 “Pretty in Pink – The Circus Edition” concerts were among Holland’s hottest tickets so far this year, and it was a substantial Adamson E-Series system from Ampco Flaslight Rental that brought the hits to the capacity crowd on 25 to 27 May.

L-Acoustics serves all at Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham

31/08/2018 - Project News

India – With its massive glass doors and smooth tile interior, the Sri Sathya Sai Premamrutham ashram in Muddenahalli is an awe-inspiring place of devotion. These very same features also make the edifice a highly reflective – and therefore acoustically challenging – space. Coupled with the sheer size of the hall, which can seat close to 10,000 faithful, it was clear that a sound system was required inside the venue to maximise intelligibility during talks, concerts, and devotional activities. For this landmark project an L-Acoustics Kara system, provided by the French manufacturer’s certified distributor provider for India, New Delhi-based HiTech Audio Systems, offered such a solution.

PUBG Goes Live with Robe

31/08/2018 - Production News

Germany – The Mercedes Benz Arena in Berlin was transformed into a giant live e-sports battle environment for the PUBG Global Invitational 2018, the first major international live tournament organised by the PUBG Corporation, and the first world championship in competitive PUBG. Twenty outstanding four-person teams competed for a share of some serious prize-money over four days.

TMB Introduces ProPlex Extended Length Ethernet Patch Cables

31/08/2018 - Equipment News

TMB has introduced the first Ethernet patch cable with full, verified performance up to 100 metres. This unique, one-of-a-kind, stranded, flexible CAT6a patch cable is ideal for all portable networks up to 10-Gigabit, and features renowned ProPlex durability, reliability, handling, low skew, noise rejection, and data transmission characteristics.

The Royal Welsh College Upgrade its House Lighting System

31/08/2018 - Project News

UK – Stage Electrics has returned to the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama to install its house lighting systems to significantly improve energy reduction.

Let’s Dance Gets New Moves with Chauvet Professional

31/08/2018 - Production News

Germany – The television programme Let’s Dance has been a perennial fan favourite throughout Germany. Now in its 11th year, the show, which features 14 celebrities and their professional dance partners competing for a coveted trophy, has added even more colour and glamour to its presentation by expanding its lighting rig to include 12 Chauvet Professional Maverick MK1 Hybrid fixtures.

GDS Expands Team

31/08/2018 - People News

UK - Specialist Bristol-based LED lighting manufacturer, GDS, has announced the recruitment of two new key members of staff. Following a recent management restructure and the ongoing establishment of important new areas of business, the company welcomes Charlotte Fenwick to the position of marketing manager and Katie Dyer to the role of business development executive. Charlotte brings wide experience of growth-marketing from the property development and engineering sector, whilst Katie has a strong sales background, developed across the IT industry.

Countdown to the Knight of Illumination Awards: London and Las Vegas

31/08/2018 - Event News

UK & USA – The 11th Knight of Illumination Awards UK (KOI) lands at London's famous Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Sunday 16 September. Hot on its heels comes the first ever KOI Awards USA, all set to be staged at The Foundry inside Las Vegas' SLS Hotel and Casino on Saturday 20 October.

Elation Lighting Flexibility for Unique Glowfair Festival in Ottawa

31/08/2018 - Production News

Canada – Since its inception in 2013, the Glowfair Festival in Ottawa has grown substantially with the two-day event attracting roughly 60,000 people this past June. The name itself is an indication that lighting is an integral part of the event hosted along ten full blocks of Bank St. in Ottawa.

Silent Philips Vari-Lite VLZ Profile speaks volumes for Béjart Ballet

31/08/2018 - Production News

Switzerland – Signify has announced that the prestigious Béjart Ballet Lausanne has invested in its next generation Philips Vari-Lite VLZ Profile luminaires. The company, which tours internationally each year, chose the new lighting fixtures to take advantage of the many benefits of the latest LED technology, while maintaining the highest quality of stage lighting for its exquisite and renowned choreography.

Explaining a Few Lighting Basics

30/08/2018 - Standards News

Eaton’s Zero 88 series continues its enthusiastic support for professional lighting, audio and AV distributors’ Leisuretec’s “Introduction to Lighting Basics" course, an innovative one-day fly-through of some of the fundamentals of stage, event and venue lighting, devised and presented by their lighting specialist, Andy Friedli.

Over 340 Chauvet Professional Fixtures Help Moment Factory Colourise Rainforest Lumina

30/08/2018 - Project News

Singapore – Every evening visitors flock to the Singapore Zoo. They aren’t coming to see the facility’s animals, who by then have been safely tucked away in their sleeping quarters. The attraction that draws them is a winding one-kilometre magical path that immerses the senses with the sights and sounds of simulated rainforest landscapes, complete with a shimmering island, cavernous hills and virtual animals, including an orangutan, a flying fox and hornbills.

Meyer Sound LINA Steps into the Arena at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

30/08/2018 - Project News

USA – The new $85 million UMBC Event Center is the long-anticipated new home for indoor sporting events at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and in addition it serves as a flexible venue for hosting concerts, convocations and graduations, trade shows and other events. About 4,700 fans are accommodated for UMBC Retrievers basketball and volleyball games, with uniform audio coverage and 'pump ‘em up' power supplied by a distributed system based on Meyer Sound’s new LINA very compact line arrays.

Cutting Edge Artist MØ Upgrades to Luminex for SoundGrid Networking

30/08/2018 - Production News

UK – As part of an upgrade programme that has seen FOH engineer Jon Schumann regularly adding upgrades to the touring Waves SoundGrid LV-1 rig that he has designed, the MØ FOH engineer has recently upgraded their network infrastructure with the addition of a new Luminex based Fibre backbone for their fully featured LV-1 system.

Bandit Lites Expands Inventory with Claypaky B-EYE K20 Fixtures

30/08/2018 - Production News

USA – Bandit Lites has added a complement of Claypaky A.leda B-EYE K20 high-performance wash and beam fixtures to its inventory.

Alcons: From The Highest Highs To The Lowest Lows

30/08/2018 - Equipment News

The Alcons CRMS-LFE18 is a large-format reference subwoofer system for very demanding listening applications, delivering a super accurate bass and sub response for a maximum quality audible and sensible performance. Typical applications include LFE system for quality-conscious post-production facilities and mastering suites, high-end mix/screening rooms, recording studios and premium home theatres.

The Clair Brothers C8-Truefit System Lands American Music Theatre on the Cutting Edge of Audio Technology

29/08/2018 - Project News

USA – Since its debut in 1997, American Music Theatre is the only theatre of its kind in the country that features both touring concerts and original shows. Housing a 1,600-seat room that welcomes over 250,000 attendees a year, this popular venue hosts more than 300 live performances annually; performances that include Broadway tours, noteworthy rock acts, famous comedians, as well as many of yesterday and today’s award-winning performers. And when you combine all of that star power with original shows highlighting some of the most talented musicians, vocalists and dancers in the nation, no other theatre in the region offers a wider variety. It’s no wonder Clair Brothers has been there from the beginning, having been selected by American Music Theatre to provide the first (and to this day only) loudspeaker system in the venue. Now, 22 years later, Clair Brothers was called on again, this time for the upgrade to its groundbreaking C8-TrueFit loudspeaker system.

Loughborough Town Hall Increases Diversity with Chauvet Professional

29/08/2018 - Project News

UK – An Elvis tribute one week, an appearance by the Russian National Ballet the next, followed by a comedy show after that. Although Loughborough is a small town, its 58,000 residents never want for entertainment options, thanks to their thriving entertainment centre. Built in 1855 as a corn exchange, the stately structure has morphed into one of the UK’s most diverse performance venues with a 522-seat theatre and space for meetings and receptions.

ESTA Posts Four Documents for Public Review

29/08/2018 - Standards News

BSR E1.29 - 2009 (R2014), Product Safety Standard for Theatrical Fog Generators that Create Aerosols of Water, Aqueous Solutions of Glycol or Glycerin, or Aerosols of Highly Refined Alkane Mineral Oil

This standard is being considered for reaffirmation. It's intended to help guide product safety testing laboratories in evaluating fog-making equipment for design or construction defects that might create unacceptable hazards. It is based on UL 998 - 2006, Humidifiers, with modifications. Products covered are theatrical fog generators intended for use in professional theatrical entertainment, film and video production, theme parks, and fire safety training.

Jason Raboin Mixes Joan Baez on Allen & Heath dLive

29/08/2018 - Production News

USA – After sold-out performances in Europe, folk legend Joan Baez continues her 2018 "Fare Thee Well" tour in North America with both FOH and monitors mixed by engineer Jason Raboin of Klondike Sound on an Allen & Heath dLive C Class C3500 Surface with CDM48 MixRack.

PLASA 2018 sees UK debut for Versarray PRO powered line array from Crest Audio

29/08/2018 - Event News

UK – Crest Audio will present its revolutionary Versarray PRO powered line array for the very first time in the UK at PLASA 2018. Comprising the Versarray PRO VR112 line array element and the VR-PRO 215 sub, Versarray PRO is an ideal choice for all mid-sized line array applications including live entertainment, theatres, houses of worship and more. With integrated Dante audio networking, built-in DSP, innovative flying hardware and world class components, the Versarray PRO powered line array delivers premium quality audio in a versatile, easy-to-set-up, networkable package.

“Behind every successful woman is a tribe of other successful women who have her back”

29/08/2018 - People News

South AfricaIn the month of August, we commemorate the women who marched to the union buildings to protest and fight for the rights of women all over South Africa. It is a month where we look to the women in our communities and work places who make a difference, whether big or small, in the lives of those around them. As Gearhouse, we would like to show our gratitude and pay homage to our women of Health and Safety across the Group, Zona de Waal, Riekie Wiehahn, Wilma Vermeulen and Natasha Bezuidenhout.

A double first for Adam Rhodes as he experiences the wonder of L-ISA with Angus and Julia Stone at the Royal Albert Hall

29/08/2018 - Production News

UK – Adam Rhodes has been folk/rock duo Angus and Julia Stone’s front of house engineer for the past ten years. He is also a long time L-Acoustics user, favouring the French manufacturer’s K Series systems for his general touring rig. This June, UK and European production supplier for the Stones, Britannia Row Productions, gave Rhodes the opportunity to expand his audio horizons by trying out L-ISA Hyperreal Sound technology. Not only was he to take on this new experience with little time to learn the L-ISA system, he was to do it at the notoriously challenging Royal Albert Hall, a venue he had never worked in before. It was, he says, “a revelation”.

Martin Audio CDDs Add Immersive Realism to Expedition Space

28/08/2018 - Project News

UK – The Eden Project in Cornwall has been wowing families during their summer holidays by hosting what they describe as “the ultimate space adventure holiday”, starring a mission to Mars, mini-golf on Mercury and a daring slide down the surface of a moon.

Artiste Picasso fulfils multiple rolls on Off-Broadway’s This Ain’t No Disco

28/08/2018 - Production News

USA – Multi Tony Award-nominated lighting designer Ben Stanton made creative use of Elation lighting fixtures, including the new full-featured Artiste Picasso LED moving head, for the world premiere of This Ain’t No Disco, a high-energy song and dance musical that recently ran at New York City’s Atlantic Theater Company.

Gavin Degraw and Phillip Phillips Take Bandit Lites on the Road

28/08/2018 - Production News

USA – Renowned singer-songwriters Gavin DeGraw and Phillip Phillips are out on a co-headlining tour comprised of more than thirty dates across the country with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites.

Show Systems Australia Creates Spirited Visuals for Godspell with Chauvet Professional

28/08/2018 - Production News

Australia – Godspell, a captivating musical structured as a series of parables based on the Gospel of Matthew, began life as a project by drama students at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University in 1970. A year later, the show was re-scored for an off-Broadway production. In the ensuing years, the Tony-nominated musical has become a staple of regional and university theatres throughout the world, thanks to its upbeat message and inspiring music.

Protec delivers another successful UNITE with Tomorrowland

28/08/2018 - Production News

UAE – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in partnership with Dubai-based producer, organiser and promoter, Envie Events, connected more than 400,000 music lovers on Saturday 28th July, as revellers in du Forum, Yas Island were linked up via a live satellite connection to Belgium and beyond when the much-anticipated global EDM festival UNITE with Tomorrowland returned to the UAE.

Renkus-Heinz the Clear Choice for Historic Ris Church

28/08/2018 - Project News

Norway – Built in 1932 in the Romanesque Revival style that became popular in the mid-19th century, Ris Church seats 500 and features a high wooden ceiling, stone walls, and a rear balcony. Unlike most such churches, Ris Church is oriented north-south because of the shape of its plot. Services are traditional in this landmark historic building, featuring a large French Romantic-style organ and a choir that performs from the steps in front of the apse.

Catching the Mega OppiKoppi Vibes

28/08/2018 - Production News

South Africa – OppiKoppi is one of South Africa’s best loved music festivals, known for its incredibly chilled vibes, cosmopolitan community, diverse culture and lively mix of genres embracing rock, electronic, jazz, world and acoustic sounds. It’s also attractive for its location in the heart of the bushland and arid beauty of Limpopo province, near the dusty mining town of Northam.

A Danley Jericho Horn Conveys Heavenly Music in the New Knoxville Sacred Heart Cathedral

28/08/2018 - Project News

USA – Founded in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1956, Sacred Heart Cathedral served as the cathedral for the Diocese of Knoxville from 1988 until very recently. It was superseded by the new 1,300-plus seat Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, which was built on the same property for $30.8 million. With assistance from McCrery Architects (Washington, DC), the celebrated Knoxville architectural firm BarberMcMurry designed the space to be both sublime and functional. TSAV is a Georgia-based AV integration firm with international reach, and its engineers worked closely with all of the parties involved to purposefully design the facility’s acoustics and to design and install a sophisticated, high-impact sound reinforcement system. Musical content is capably conveyed by a Danley Sound Labs J3-64 Jericho Horn and four Danley SM80 loudspeakers for fill.

SSL System T Augmented at IBC 2018

28/08/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – Solid State Logic is showing a range of new hardware solutions at IBC this year, including the new S300-32, a 32-fader compact broadcast console for SSL’s System T broadcast audio production environment, and new additions to the SSL’s Network I/O transport, routing, and control devices range.

SSL Gets Immersive at IBC 2018

28/08/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – Broadcaster demand for production tools that support next-generation consumer and broadcast audio formats, as well as the latest IP production workflow initiatives is increasing. This puts Solid State Logic's System T network-native broadcast production environment under intense spotlight at IBC this year, and looks set to prove the advantages of an agile, software-driven solution, with future-proofing and interoperability built-in.

Megan Alksninis Keeps it Real With Rogues for 21 Savage

28/08/2018 - Production News

USA – As a lighting designer and technician for JDI Productions, Megan Alksninis has worked on everything from corporate galas to metal concerts. The experience has taught her the importance of preparation. So, when she learned in early November that she would be designing for 21 Savage’s “Numb The Pain” tour in two weeks, she did a quick, but exhaustive study of the red-hot rapper’s style. This analysis ultimately led her to select the Chauvet Professional Rogue RH1 Hybrid as her main fixture for the mostly sold out 22-city tour, which concluded on 23rd December.

Austria’s Salzburger Festspiele Upgrades with Allen & Heath’s dLive

28/08/2018 - Production News

Austria’s prestigious Salzburger Festspiele has recently invested in a multi-surface dLive system for the spectacular performance of ‘Jedermann’ – a seminal medieval morality play – which has taken place every year since 1923 at the Domplatz (Cathedral Square) in Salzburg, Austria.

Optoma launches new ultra short throw series

28/08/2018 - Equipment News

Optoma has just launched a new range of bright ultra short throw projectors designed for businesses, schools and colleges.

Adamson IS-Series Keeps Focus on Architecture at Baycourt Addison Theatre in NZ

24/08/2018 - Project News

New Zealand – When administrators at the Baycourt Community and Arts Centre in Tauranga, New Zealand decided to replace the loudspeaker system in its show-stopping centrepiece, the Addison Theatre, they initiated a rigorous selection process. Following a formal shoot-out of four leading brands, the install-focused IS-Series from Adamson Systems Engineering was chosen as the ideal solution.

PR Phantom and XLED 1061 Animate Banda MS

24/08/2018 - Production News

Canada – Numerous fixtures from PR Lighting were on duty when Mexican group Banda MS recently played the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, over three nights. These helped Heriberto Montalvo (Hammer) and his team, alongside First Born Productions, to deliver a high impact concert that in view of its popularity was boosted with the addition of two additional shows.

Robe for The Four – Season Two

24/08/2018 - Production News

USA – ‘The Four: Battle for Stardom’ (AKA ‘The Four) is a new US reality TV show and singing competition produced by ITV Entertainment and Armoza Formats, with the second season just completed following a successful premier on Fox at the start of the year.

Clair Brothers Solves Multipurpose Audio Problems for Australia’s Holy Spirit College

24/08/2018 - Project News

Australia – Established in 1983 as Emmanuel Catholic School, with classes ranging from year one to year seven, the school went through a renewal process and changed its name to Emmanuel College in 1990. Then in 1995, a second renewal led to its discontinuation, but in its place two schools were formed: Emmanuel Catholic Primary School for students, year seven and under and Holy Spirit College for students in years eight through twelve.

Rock and Bowl Gets Big Festival Looks with Chauvet Professional

24/08/2018 - Production News

UK – The Rock and Bowl festival started out in 2009 as a small community-driven live music event round the back of a local pub. Today, it attracts fans from throughout the UK with its mix of music, food and good times. To reflect the festival’s coming of age on its tenth anniversary, its organisers committed to making their stage bigger and bolder than ever for headliners like Rews and Think Floyd. Ashley Heritage and Nic Farman helped them achieve this goal with a dynamic, fast-moving lighting rig anchored by Rogue and Nexus fixtures from Chauvet Professional, supplied by CSPAV.

TiMax groundbreaking StageSpace at PLASA Olympia 2018

24/08/2018 - Event News

UK – UK immersive audio and show control specialist, Out Board, is demonstrating the ground-breaking new TiMax 500S software for TiMax SoundHub, featuring StageSpace spatial rendering tools which instantly auto-calculate multiple adaptive delay-matrix localisation objects using three-dimensional data imported from CAD files or entered directly. TiMax spatial objects can be rendered and adapted for a wide variety of stage, audience and sound system configurations, and fine-tuned in rehearsal by the user, because, as Out Board maintains: “Experienced sound designers will tell you its the last millisecond or dB of adjustment that really make the spatialisation work.”

Light Fantastic Production Services – Unbound, London 2018

24/08/2018 - Production News

UK - Event production and equipment specialists, Light Fantastic Production Services has partnered with award winning international innovation festival, Unbound, to deliver a vibrant, immersive two day experience at The Old Truman Brewery, London

Elation LED Lighting Systems for Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Symphony of the Seas

24/08/2018 - Project News

USA - Royal Caribbean has again built the largest and most advanced cruise ship in the world, a state-of-the-art Oasis-class ship named Symphony of the Seas that features all new experiences while continuing to minimise the energy footprint with energy-efficient infrastructure like Elation Professional LED lighting systems. Symphony has spent her inaugural summer season sailing to destinations in the Mediterranean, and will head to Miami in early November to begin Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries.

Chroma-Q Space Force Lighting Proves its Versatility from Screen through to Stage

24/08/2018 - Production News

UK – The Chroma-Q Space Force LED fixture has expanded its applications from the illumination of large studio environments to also include more subtle performances on the stage, recently providing atmospheric lighting for a classic opera production at the Arcola Theatre.

White Light Flies Broken Wings into Theatre Royal Haymarket

23/08/2018 - Production News

UK – Broken Wings is a brand-new musical which recently premiered in the West End at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Based on Lebanese-born poet Kahlil Gibran’s autobiographical tale of the same name, the show is written by Nadim Naaman (The Phantom of the Opera) and composer Dana Al Fardan. As a leading supplier to West End productions, White Light was called upon to supply the lighting equipment.

PRG and VER emerge as one integrated company in Europe and The Middle East

23/08/2018 - Business News

EMEA – PRG has announced that VER has merged into Production Resource Group in Europe and the Middle East.

Jim Ebdon Selects SSL Live for Sam Smith Tour

23/08/2018 - Production News

UK – Front of house engineer Jim Ebdon is currently on a world tour with Sam Smith following the release of Smith’s new The Thrill of It All album. To accompany him on the tour, Ebdon has chosen the Solid State Logic L200 console, supplied by Capital Sound, London.

Southeastern University Enriches Broadcasts and Learning with Chauvet Professional

23/08/2018 - Project News

USA – It isn’t surprising that graduates of Southeastern University are reporting for national news networks, announcing for professional sports teams, and filling other prominent positions in broadcast media. The small (7,163 enrolment) central Florida Christian university’s College of Arts & Media doesn’t just teach in the classroom, it also offers students real world experience through a variety of activities, including the chance to work at its television station.

Bandit Lites Sales Team Grows

23/08/2018 - People News

USA – Bandit Lites award-winning sales and installation team has added another member to its staff with the addition of Jerry Archer as an installation and service specialist. Archer will work with the Bandit team in Charlotte, North Carolina.

TiMax announces tm stagetec systems as new Australian distributor

23/08/2018 - Business News

Australia – UK spatial audio innovator, Out Board, has announced tm stagetec systems as exclusive Australian distributor and support specialist for its leading-edge immersive spatial audio and showm control products TiMax SoundHub and TiMax Tracker. Whilst consolidating TiMax representation in Australia’s performance, event and experience markets, the move also furthers tm stagetec systems’ objective of being industry-leading high technology providers and systems integrators.

Martin Audio Intensifies its Coverage of Rock in Japan

23/08/2018 - Production News

Japan – Martin Audio Japan has been featuring the premier MLA loudspeaker array at Rock in Japan for eight years, and it has now become an essential item on the four principal stages.

P!NK swings into action with Sennheiser Digital 6000

23/08/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – P!NK’s 2018 Beautiful Trauma World Tour kicked off in the US this spring, playing at 38 arenas to more than 700,000 fans. It continued to Australia and New Zealand in July, with a further 42 shows, including a record-breaking 18-night run at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena. This is set to be her highest ever grossing tour, with over $100 million already taken in ticket sales. And no wonder, as her hallmark mixture of incredible staging and aerial acrobatics combines with perfect vocal reproduction – courtesy of a Sennheiser Digital 6000 system – and continues to wow her audiences.

A.C. Entertainment Technologies Showcases Innovations from Over 15 Exclusive Brands at PLASA 2018

22/08/2018 - Event News

A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) will showcase exclusively over 15 brands from its portfolio of over 200 marques at PLASA 2018, London, including four products nominated for this year's PLASA Awards for Innovation and several previous Innovation award-winners.

Hatboro-Horsham Auditorium gets Performance Audio with Community IV6 Modular Vertical Arrays

22/08/2018 - Project News

USA – Clear Sound, Inc. has recently completed the design and installation of a new sound system for the auditorium at Hatboro-Horsham High School in Horsham, PA. Located north-west of Philadelphia, Hatboro-Horsham School District comprises five elementary schools, one middle school and one high school, serving the Borough of Hatboro and the Township of Horsham in Montgomery County, PA. Hatboro-Horsham High School is a comprehensive public high school that houses grades nine through 12 with an enrolment of around 1,650 students.

SLX Invests in Zero 88 FLX

22/08/2018 - Production News

UK – SLX, one of the best-known UK theatrical lighting rental specialists, systems integrators and venue installers, has invested in nine new Zero 88 FLX range consoles with the purchase of seven FLX S24s and two FLX S48s.

Justin Kitchenman Creates Dynamic Frame For Luke Bryan Tour with Chauvet Professional

22/08/2018 - Production News

North America – What makes someone country? It certainly doesn’t require living in Nashville, West Texas, Bakersfield or any other traditional hotbed of country music. Superstar Luke Bryan’s current What Makes You Country Tour certainly proves that. With stops at New York’s MetLife Stadium, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, and Dodger Stadium (it will be the first country act to headline there), the tour clearly shows that country music is universal, especially when it’s performed by an artist as gifted and engaging as this multi-platinum CMA Award winner.

Elite Multimedia Productions at a CMT Block Party with Living Color Events

22/08/2018 - Production News

USA – Highlighted as the ultimate downtown block party, the CMT Bar-S Block Party helped kick-off the festivities for the 2018 CMT Music Awards in Nashville. Held this year outside the Schermerhorn Symphony Center just one day after the CMT Pedigree Paws & Play Festival, the events featured live performances from country music artists and a host of other family-friendly activities. Overseeing the planning and execution of both events, Los Angeles-based Living Color Events and their Nashville partner Von Parish Productions needed a trusted provider to assist with the creation of two festival production designs, so they worked with Elite Multimedia Productions who provided the on site audio and lighting support.

Live Mix Engineer Jamison Butcher Enhances Concert Experience for Dashboard Confessional’s Summer Ever After Tour with DPA

22/08/2018 - Production News

USA – As the live concert mix engineer for Dashboard Confessional, Jamison Butcher strives to enhance the concert experience for sold out crowds across the country by recreating the energy, clarity, vibe and environment of the band’s studio recordings. When the band’s audio team wanted to enhance the existing microphone package, they knew a change was in order, and found the solution in DPA Microphones.

Sennheiser Shows Latest Products and Hosts Hands-On Workshops at PLASA 2018

22/08/2018 - Event News

UK – “2018 has been another big year for Sennheiser wireless systems,” says Simon Holley, Sennheiser sales director – pro audio solutions – UK & Ireland. “Digital 6000 continues to exceed expectations in the touring and rental markets, new SpeechLine Digital Wireless models have been introduced and are currently the focal point of a huge education campaign and our dealers want to showcase the new evolution wireless G4 range. That, in itself, speaks volumes about how well the product has been received in the market since launching earlier this year.”

Funktion-One a perfect fit for Farr Festival

22/08/2018 - Production News

UK – Woven around a wooded slice of countryside, just half an hour outside London in the county of Hertfordshire, Farr Festival is a wonderland of themed spaces equipped with the best in acoustically designed sound systems.

Philips Vari-Lite VL800 BeamLine stars on National Theatre’s River Stage

21/08/2018 - Production News

UK – Signify has announced its successful collaboration with the National Theatre’s River Stage Festival. The River Stage, which provides a diverse range of free entertainment over a five-week summer season, once again benefited from an array of the latest stage lighting products from the Philips Vari-Lite brand, including the striking new VL800 BeamLine.

Atlona Promotes Ed Grabscheid to Chief Financial Officer

21/08/2018 - People News

USA – Atlona has announced that Ed Grabscheid has joined the executive team as chief financial officer (CFO) effective immediately, following a successful three-plus year run as Atlona’s vice president of finance and administration. Reporting to CEO Ilya Khayn, Ed is now responsible for driving all aspects of Atlona’s strategic investments, reporting functions, human resources, and tax and treasury requirements.

ACL 360i Pods for Luke Bryan “What Makes You Country” Tour

21/08/2018 - Production News

North America – When an artist tours as regularly as country music’s Luke Bryan, and returns to many of the same markets year-after-year, a fresh and innovative lighting design is a must. Bryan’s production and lighting designer Justin Kitchenman gives each tour its own distinct look and for 2018’s “What Makes You Country” tour is thrilling audiences with an innovative design that features adaptable lighting pods full of compact Elation ACL 360i beam effect lights.

Pulling the Right Strings

21/08/2018 - Project News

Estonia – Tallinn’s Nuku (Puppet) Theatre is world renowned for its inventive and creative programming and staging of around 250 performances a year across three venues, which will typically including eight new productions during each season.

Peter Morse Expands Confidential Tour Rig with Chauvet Professional

21/08/2018 - Production News

USA – Floating gracefully across the stage, at times in formal attire that was as crisp and precise as their pivot turns and pirouettes, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, and Valentin Chmerkovskiy epitomised the elegance of ballroom dancing on their recently-concluded Confidential Tour. Beyond this rarefied display of style, however, the trio, who are famous for their roles on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, also told moving personal stories during their 90-minute show. Supporting the choreography as well as the biographical narrative of their performance was a multi-faceted lighting design by Peter Morse that featured Chauvet Professional fixtures, supplied by RK Diversified Entertainment. – You know what, A4I shows you how!

21/08/2018 - Business News

Area Four Industries has launched the world’s first trussing and rigging internet TV channel at Focused on education, design, rigging, product and on-site videos, will be a one-stop website for viewing videos produced by Area Four Industries and its four truss brands: Milos, Litec, James Thomas Engineering, and Tomcat.

ELC Lighting Introduces a New Concept in Signal Distribution

21/08/2018 - Equipment News

DMX control specialist ELC Lighting has launched the DLN8GBXSL eight port slave node, an innovative new concept designed to revolutionise Ethernet/DMX network distribution.

Opera NEO Summer Festival Upgrades with Allen & Heath SQ

21/08/2018 - Production News

USA – Founded in 2012, Opera NEO hosts 30-35 aspiring young performers each summer, providing intensive operatic training, mentorship, and invaluable performance experience. The 2018 Opera NEO Summer Opera Festival included performances of Franz Lehár’s “The Merry Widow” and Mozart’s “Idomeneo”, each presented with a live orchestra in a unique open-air amphitheatre in the hills of San Diego, California. The 2018 season marked the first year the festival utilised Coral Canopy for sound design and audio production services, which centred around an Allen & Heath SQ-5 digital mixer at front of house.

Martin Audio WPC for Jonava Cultural Centre

21/08/2018 - Project News

Lithuania – Audiotonas, Martin Audio’s Lithuanian distributor, recently installed one of the manufacturer’s newest line arrays, the Wavefront Precision Compact (WPC) at Jonava Cultural Centre. This is the latest in a long line of successes for the system.

Renkus-Heinz a Perfect Choice for Beautiful Mosley High School PAC

20/08/2018 - Project News

USA – Currently rated by US News and World Report as one of the top 6% of high schools in the nation, A. Crawford Mosley High School boasts approximately 1,600 students and 120 classroom-based faculty members. Encompassing grades 9 through 12, it mostly draws students from Lynn Haven, northern Panama City, and unincorporated Bay County, in north-west Florida.

WI for Us + Them Outdoor Shows

20/08/2018 - Production News

Worldwide – Belgium-based creative engineering specialists WIcreations are involved in the design and fabrication of three bespoke set elements, all optimised for air freight, to be used on a series of epic outdoor shows on Roger Waters’ current “Us + Them” world tour, which launched with two seminal shows in Rome and Lucca, Italy.

Composer Sven Faulconer Fits Out New Studio with AtTC SCM45A Three-Way Nearfield Monitors

20/08/2018 - Project News

USA – With decades of productivity still ahead of him, film composer Sven Faulconer has earned the attention of Hollywood’s decision-makers. His credits include complete scores for Blood Father, the Netflix produced A Series of Unfortunate Events, National Geographic’s documentary Into the Okavango, Wanderland and the IMAX adventure We, the Marines, among many others, along with a raft of synth programming and additional score credits for blockbusters like The Hunger Games, Nightcrawler, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Born and raised in Belgium, Faulconer currently resides in Los Angeles, where he studied and worked under veteran composer and mentor James Newton Howard (Hunger Games, The Sixth Sense, The Dark Knight). Having recently relishing the joy (and enduring the pain) of building out a new personal composing studio that will see him through the next phase of his career, Faulconer decided to stick with ATC active monitors. He and Howard jumped to ATC SCM100ASL Pro and SCM50ASL Pro monitors at JNH Studios in 2013 and have been reveling in their ability to create mixes that unfailingly translate ever since.

Jason Blends’ Rig Flows at New York Fair with Chauvet Professional Maverick MK2 Profile

20/08/2018 - Production News

USA – Platinum recording artists AJR got their start over a decade ago busking covers of hits by Simon and Garfunkel, Imagine Dragons and other artists in Central Park. The freewheeling band got to rekindle those improvisational skills in mid-July at the Orange County New York Fair, when the power suddenly went out during their performance.  Not missing a beat, they broke into an acoustic version of their set to keep the crowd entertained.

120dB Lifts its Limits with SSL System T

20/08/2018 - Project News

Poland – 120dB Sound Engineering has launched its new ST1 Sound Truck, for broadcast and recording duties at live events, including festivals, one-off gigs, and regular eSports events. The compact, versatile vehicle is equipped with SSL's System T broadcast production environment, including an S300 32-fader control surface, a T25 Tempest audio engine, and a variety of SSL network I/O, all supplied by SSL Polish distributor, Audiotech.

Andy Ostler Joins POLAR as UC Business Development Manager

20/08/2018 - People News

UK – POLAR, established supplier of key industry brands to the installation, MI and professional audio markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Ostler as its new channel manager for UC products. With over 20 years’ experience in the video/web conferencing, unified communications and telecommunications industries, Andy brings with him a detailed technical network and infrastructure knowledge, combined with an acute sales savvy. Throughout his career, this dedicated, enthusiastic and charismatic professional has earned plaudits for his ability to lead teams, build capabilities and above all, to marry product-capability to client requirement. His wide-ranging experience of overseeing large-scale projects through from pre-sale to successful implementation, marks Andy out as an excellent asset for POLAR’s integrated solutions team.

Obsidian Control Systems launches ONYX, an innovative yet intuitive lighting control platform

17/08/2018 - Equipment News

Elation Professional has announced the next chapter in the evolution of Obsidian Control Systems with release of ONYX, an innovative yet uncomplicated lighting control platform that is backwards compatible with all M-Series lighting control products.

tube uk helps launch RRS Sir David Attenborough

17/08/2018 - Production News

UK – Audio specialist tube uk followed its sense of adventure, love for the unusual and challenging site-specific installations to Cammell Laird Shipyard in Birkenhead, Merseyside; where, working for live event production company Mills Media Creative, they supplied a sound system for the launch of the RRS Sir David Attenborough.

Unlimited Robe for Breda Live

17/08/2018 - Production News

The Netherlands – BOD Events from Dordrecht wanted to create an impression with the tenth edition of its annual music extravaganza, Breda Live, so they asked production specialist Unlimited Productions (also Breda-based) to add an extra level of ‘experience’ to this year’s event, including spectacular lighting for the main stage.

For Boston Calling, L-Acoustics Has The Answer

17/08/2018 - Production News

USA – Boston Calling celebrated its fifth year (and ninth outing) the weekend of 25-27 May with a slew of fantastic performers, including Eminem, The Killers, Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, Paramore, and St. Vincent. However, the event, which music portal Consequence of Sound has declared one of the top-ten music festivals in the country, almost didn’t happen this year.

Mike Zielinski Adds Versatility to Counting Crows Tour with Chauvet Professional

17/08/2018 - Production News

USA – On January 16, 1993, Van Morrison was a no-show at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies. Filling in for him as a last-minute replacement was a young, unknown band from San Francisco. They performed a cover of Morrison’s “Caravan” and earned a measure of national attention. Eight months later, they released their first album, August and Everything After, which reached No.2 on the charts.

BroadWeigh puts on first class performance at the Ottawa Blues Festival 2018

17/08/2018 - Production News

Canada – A record number of BroadWeigh load cells have been used to monitor the loads at this year's Ottawa Blues Fest in Canada. A mix of 3.25 tonne and 4.75 tonne shackles, totalling 64, and three laptops using the new wireless dongle (BW-BSd) and extended range (BW-BSue) base station receivers have been utilised by BroadWeigh's Canadian product partner, Paradigm Rigging, to ensure the safety of the performers and the massive audiences attending the popular event.

CUK Audio supplies Sounds and Sorcery in the Vaults

17/08/2018 - Production News

UK – Sounds and Sorcery is unlike any other show one is likely to see this summer. Held in the distinctly quirky venue of The Vaults, a maze of disused railway arches underneath London’s Waterloo station, Sounds and Sorcery is an immersive audiovisual extravaganza inspired by Disney’s Fantasia. On arrival, audience members are given a pair of headphones and an iPod and then invited to wander at their leisure through a series of unique installations created using a combination of 3D projections, elaborate set designs and spectacular lighting effects, all set to a specially recorded score from the City of Prague Symphony orchestra. As audience members move from one scene to the next, all entirely in their own time, so the music changes accordingly thanks to an elaborate and technically challenging sound design built around Williams Sound Hearing Hotspot technology supplied by CUK Audio and installed by Direct Audio Visual.

Avolites Ai RX8 Servers Drive Large-Scale Projections and LED at Central American and Caribbean Games

17/08/2018 - Production News

Colombia – The 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games (CACG) kicked off with a spectacular Opening Ceremony at Barranquilla’s Roberto Meléndez Stadium, featuring projection mapped visuals to the stadium pitch and huge LED screens using Avolites Ai RX8 servers.

PLASA Show reveals more additions to Programme

17/08/2018 - Event News

UK – PLASA Show, the worldwide event for entertainment technology is returning to London Olympia on 16-18 with a whole host of industry-leaders and influential brands primed to deliver iconic products, inspirational talks and expert training. Those who are keen to be part of the action are advised that free registration expires on 31 August when the fee will increase to £12.

LED Creative support charity concert in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust

16/08/2018 - Production News

UK – Rental and installation specialist LED Creative worked with the crew at Version 2 to help illuminate the annual charity concert held in the grounds of hosts Sue and David Formosa’s Chorleywood home.

High End Systems Shine at Live You Play

16/08/2018 - Production News

Italy – For the eighth year running, Music Inside Rimini (MIR) and LIVE welcomed a host of lighting companies including High End Systems to take part in the annual Italian event ‘Live You Play’. LIVE events began in 2010 with a resolution to provide visitors with the chance to experience audio, lighting, video and installation technologies from a live performance on stage. This year, there was both a virtual and a live show organised at the event.

The Leicester Haymarket Theatre Chooses Axient Digital

16/08/2018 - Project News

UK – After more than a decade of disuse, in June 2016 the management of the Leicester Haymarket Theatre was taken over by the Haymarket Consortium. Their vision and commitment, along with a £3.6m investment from the local authority, means that the Haymarket Theatre has finally reawakened and is now one of the highest specified theatres in the country with Shure’s Axient Digital as the wireless microphone system of choice.

Sotesa Provides Symphonic Looks For Concertgebouw Bruges with Chauvet Professional Ovation

16/08/2018 - Project News

Belgium – The Belgian city of Bruges might just be one of the prettiest towns in Europe. Not only does the entire medieval old town enjoy world UNESCO heritage status, the city’s rich tapestry of canals and waterways has long since garnered Bruges the accolade “the Venice of the North.”

Eurotruss and Total Structures team up at the LDI 2018 exhibition

16/08/2018 - Event News

USA – Join Eurotruss and Total Structures in the Las Vegas Convention Center for LDI 2018 – an exclusive opportunity to get an in-depth look at our latest truss, hoists, barriers, lifters and stage decks products.

Healthy Beats from Ecler

16/08/2018 - Project News

UK – Healthy Yummies is a creative catering company based near Chobham, Surrey, working primarily in the film and television industry. The company places a great value on ethically sourcing the fresh, sustainable, seasonal produce it uses to supply a list that includes Disney, Marvel, Warner Brothers and Universal and a host of other major clients. The company’s creativity does not begin and end with food, though, as AV installation experts XS Audio Visual (XSAV) discovered when Healthy Yummies director Nichola Smith, co-founder of and former promotions manager at the legendary fabric nightclub, contacted them about a project involving a horse box (named Carole after her mother) and some loudspeakers…

Alcons Audio Brings the Sound of Singapore to Fun Home

16/08/2018 - Production News

Singapore – Singaporean theatre company Pangdemonium! recently staged Fun Home, the multiple Tony Award-winning production renowned for being the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist. Alcons Audio RR12 point source array modules and VR12 mid-sized versatile monitors ensured that every line of dialogue and lyrics was clearly heard by the enthusiastic audiences.

Digital Projection Brings History to Life in PROOF Exhibition at Hamburg’s Deichtorhallen

16/08/2018 - Production News

Germany – One of Europe’s largest exhibition centres for contemporary art and photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg is renowned for the quality of its exhibits which are visited by thousands of people from all over the world each year. From February to May 2018 it played host to PROOF, a landmark exhibition which brought together the works of three major artists spanning the 18th to 21st centuries and three continents, with Digital Projection’s E-Vision Laser 10K projectors playing a central role in its impactful execution.

GLP’s KNV – Stunning Debut with Scooter

16/08/2018 - Production News

Germany – Before making its high profile debut on this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, GLP’s new KNV went out on a ‘field test’ tour with German band Scooter. This gave production designer Jerry Appelt and his lighting director, programmer and board operator Marc Brunkhardt the opportunity to evaluate the innovative new modular design with the upcoming ESC in mind. Billed as the first frameless LED module to combine strobe, blinder and pixel-block in the market, KNV passed its initiation with flying colours.

RG Jones Maintains MLA’s Winning Formula at Henley Festival

15/08/2018 - Production News

UK – One of the highlights of the UK summer season is the Henley Festival, a traditional ‘black tie’ boutique event for Martin Audio partner, RG Jones Sound Engineering, spread over five days.

Legendary Wisseloord Studio Hosts RIVAGE Mixing Masterclass

15/08/2018 - Event News

The Netherlands – The success of Yamaha’s RIVAGE PM7 digital mixing system means that sound engineers throughout Europe are keener than ever to discover more about the RIVAGE system. At the end of July, 50 Dutch engineers got the opportunity to enjoy a demonstration at Hilversum’s legendary Wisseloord Studio.

Meyer Sound Constellation Expands Musical Possibilities at Monash University in Melbourne

15/08/2018 - Project News

Australia – As the technology centrepiece of a total renovation project, a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system has been installed in the 561-seat Alexander Theatre at Monash University in Melbourne. Originally designed and built for spoken word dramatic presentation, the Alexander Theatre is now capable of hosting the full spectrum of acoustic music performances and, in conjunction with the complementary Leopard line array direct reinforcement system, all genres of amplified performances as well. The Constellation system is the first in a dedicated performing arts venue in Australia.

Green Hippo teams with Tenfeet to party under the electric sky

15/08/2018 - Production News

USA – This year’s Electric Daisy Carnival, known to most as EDC, powered into action with a three-day flagship festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Winner of the Festival of the Year award at the Electronic Music Awards 2017, EDC has grown since its 1991 launch to become one of the world’s leading electronic dance music festivals, and this year’s event, held in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, cemented EDC’s position as North America’s largest EDM (electronic dance music) festival.

Matt Waterfield Powers Multi-Dimensional Erasure Tour with ChamSys

15/08/2018 - Production News

USA – The 32-city North American leg of Erasure’s World Be Gone tour takes place on multiple levels, literally and figuratively. Made up entirely of 'neon bars' (actually LED linear fixtures), the matrix-like set features a collection of tiered mini-stages. Vince Clarke plays keyboard in an upper centre-stage cubicle, flanked by kinetic dancers on slightly lower portals, while his partner in the legendary synth-pop duo, Andy Bell, holds forth on the floor, his irrepressible vocals soaring above it all.

Anolis Appoints Tal Janowitz

15/08/2018 - People News

USA – Tal Janowitz joins the Robe North America team as business development manager for Anolis, the company’s LED architectural lighting division.

Full Flood Chooses Claypaky Fixtures for “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular” on the Fourth of July

15/08/2018 - Production News

USA – It’s a July 4th tradition: the “Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular” at the Edward A. Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade along the banks of the Charles River in Boston. The celebrated orchestra, under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart, is one of the biggest annual outdoor concerts in the world. This year Michael Berger of LA-based Full Flood, Inc., utilised Claypaky Scenius Unico and Mythos 2 fixtures, supplied by 4Wall, to support the production. ACT Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Claypaky in North America.

Knowledge at PLASA

15/08/2018 - Event News

UK – White Light appreciates that this ever-evolving industry is built on knowledge; whether it’s manufacturers, integrators, or clients. Knowledge is the driving factor behind all of WL's work and is something the company wants to celebrate at this year’s PLASA Show.

Artiste Picasso and DARTZ Light AT&T Audience Network Music Concerts

14/08/2018 - Production News

USA – One of America’s top lighting designers for television, Victor Fable, knows how to make top acts look good on a tight schedule. For AT&T Audience Network Music Concerts series performances, the designer lights up to 18 different acts over a hectic six-day taping period in Los Angeles.

O2 Academy Newcastle revitalised with Adlib

14/08/2018 - Project News

UK – Academy Music Group enlisted the support of Liverpool-based Adlib once again to co-design and deliver a touring specification audio system for its 2,000 capacity O2 Academy in Newcastle, one of the most active and vibrant live music venues on the UK touring scene.

Robe Getting into the Ultra Eurozone

14/08/2018 - Production News

Croatia – Ultra Europe 2018 was staged in the sizzling sun and amidst the great vibes of Split, Croatia, offering three dynamic performance areas: Main Stage, Resistance and Arcadia in and around the Poljud Stadium, with a lively and eclectic line-up, a myriad of sounds and styles and, this year, a thousand heartfelt musical tributes to the much missed Avicii.

Marc Salzberg's subtle TiMax spatial sound design for Broadway’s My Fair Lady

14/08/2018 - Production News

USA – Marc Salzberg was introduced to the immersive delights of TiMax spatial reinforcement whilst working as the production sound man on Broadway’s recent revival of The King and I at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Later, with the same sound team of designer, Scott Lehrer, and his associate, Alex Neumann, he explored TiMax further on the Broadway Theater’s revival of Fiddler on the Roof.

Theatre De Blauwe Kei Becomes First 100% LED Theatre in The Netherlands with Chauvet Professional Ovation

14/08/2018 - Project News

The Netherlands – After the Theatre De Blauwe Kei, one of the most established theatres in the Netherlands, decided upon moving to a new purpose built 650-capacity facility in the CHV Noordkade venue in Veghel, the theatre’s owners decided to set an unprecedented benchmark – to be the first 100% LED theatre in the country. Central to achieving this goal was an exclusively Chavet Professional Ovation rig consisting of 20 Ovation E-260WW, 36 Ovation E-910FC, four Ovation F-265WW and 40 Ovation F-915FC fixtures supplied and installed by Stagelight.

TSL Lighting Invests in Chroma-Q and Luminex to Expand its Array of Rental Stock

14/08/2018 - Production News

UK – Following its acquisition of Blinding Light, a corporate and event lighting specialist, TSL Lighting has invested in a large number of Chroma-Q LED fixtures and Luminex DMX hubs, all of which have been supplied by the brands' UK and Eire dealer, A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET).

Blue Array invests in DiGiCo SD12

14/08/2018 - Production News

South Africa – Blue Array Productions, the one-stop audio rental company in South Africa, has invested in an SD12, its third DiGiCo console.

Elation at PLASA 2018 - Stand H40

14/08/2018 - Event News

UK – Elation will be showcasing at PLASA Stand H40 the Smarty Hybrid, a full featured, CMY colour mixing Spot, Beam and Wash fixture. At the heart of the fixture is the new Platinum lamp using FLEX technology which offers a 'smartly' designed discharge lamp/ballast package (6,000 hour lamp life) for high output / compact performance at an efficient and affordable price point.

Allen & Heath Ships 96kHz Dante Card for SQ

14/08/2018 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath is now shipping the hotly anticipated Dante card for its SQ series. SQ is the first compact mixer to provide a full 64x64 channel, 96kHz interface to a Dante network.

Capital and MLA Kew the Music at World Famous Botanic Gardens

14/08/2018 - Production News

UK – The beautiful surroundings of Kew Gardens in south-west London, containing the world’s biggest Victorian glasshouse, provided the splendid backdrop for the facility’s annual six-day music festival, aptly titled Kew The Music.

GLP Appoints Mods Art as Italian Distributor

13/08/2018 - Business News

Italy – GLP has appointed Mods Art Srl as its new Italian distributor. The move was confirmed by GLP sales executive, Sven Heindl and the Italian company’s chairman, Dr. Giacomo Laria.

St. Gregory the Great Chooses Renkus-Heinz

13/08/2018 - Project News

USA – In the heart of downtown Marysville, Kansas, stands a Pony Express Station, the only such station still in its original location. It's a fitting reminder of the town's historic location on the Oregon Trail, the Mormon Trail, and the route of the Pony Express and Overland Stage. Just a half mile east of this 1859-vintage building towers the brand new home of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. The fifth building in the parish's 150-year history, St. Gregory's classic-looking, cathedral-style edifice, is equipped with a thoroughly modern Renkus-Heinz IC Live Gen5 digitally steered array loudspeaker system designed and installed by DK Audio Video of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Harry The Hirer Invests in Chauvet Professional Maverick MK2 Profiles from Showtools International

13/08/2018 - Production News

Australia – For the past 35 years, multinational corporations, event managers, trade show organisers and anyone else involved in an event or conference has trusted Harry The Hirer as their one-stop supplier. The full-service company, which provides a broad range of event products, along with a high-end in-house technical production service, has grown to be one of the largest in the region.

11th Hour Delivers Last Minute Tour de Force

13/08/2018 - Production News

UK – Cardiff-based events services supplier 11th Hour lived up to its name recently, when Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas returned home to a hero’s welcome in the city. Roads were closed, as people lined the streets to celebrate Thomas’s achievement, before proceedings culminated with a presentation outside Cardiff Castle. Just three days before the homecoming was due to take place, Cardiff City Council contacted 11th Hour, requesting a turnkey solution for the presentation event. Always ready to meet any challenge at the shortest notice, the 11th Hour team considered the brief, put plans into place and took care of things in their customary highly efficient way.

Weatherproof Elation Lighting for Federal Hill Commons Amphitheater in Indiana

13/08/2018 - Project News

USA – Federal Hill Commons, a 6.5 acre multi-use site just north of Indianapolis in Noblesville, Indiana, recently opened a community amphitheatre designed to hold any and every type of outdoor event. Professional production company and Elation dealer Stage Tech, Inc. of Indianapolis was commissioned to handle everything lighting on the project from concept and design to installation and programming and turned to Elation’s leading line of IP65-rated luminaires to realise the task.

Robe for Mega HLSR Event

10/08/2018 - Production News

USA - Lighting designer Nathan Brittain from LD Systems chose to work nearly 250 Robe moving lights on his rig for the 2018 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLSR) live entertainment stage which ran for the 20-day duration of the event. This, the largest such rodeo event in the world, attracted over 2.5 million people and a glittering line up of artists who performed on the concert stage in the NRG Stadium in Houston.

Anolis Appoints Peer Oestergaard as Sales Director

10/08/2018 - People News

Czech Republic – Architectural LED lighting manufacturer Anolis has appointed Peer Oestergaard as sales director.

Yamaha CL/QL V5.0 Update: New Rupert Neve Designs Integrations

10/08/2018 - Equipment News

Yamaha Professional Audio recently announced Version 5.0 for Yamaha CL and QL digital audio consoles. This new update includes remote control support for Rupert Neve Designs’ RMP-D8 eight-channel remote control Dante microphone preamplifier, as well as a new Portico 5045 primary source enhancer for use in the Premium Rack.

Jonny Tosarello Goes Rogue on Lynyrd Skynyrd Last of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour

10/08/2018 - Production News

USA – Lynyrd Skynyrd will be remembered as “one of the great American rock and roll bands of the 20th century,” declared Rolling Stone in an article about the group’s current farewell tour. Of course, the hard-driving pioneering Southern Rock band will also be forever known for its resilience in the face of tragedy, for the way its surviving members reformed the group and continued to influence music after two of its founders lost their lives in a 1977 plane crash at the height of their popularity.

17,000 grandstand seats and 60 truckloads of infrastructure for Ed Sheeran's largest European concert

10/08/2018 - Production News

Europe – On 25th July, 2018, Ed Sheeran gave the biggest concert of his current European tour on the Hamburg-Bahrenfeld horse racing track. Even if he only needs an acoustic guitar, a loop station and his voice to inspire the fans, thousands of square meters of infrastructure were necessary to transform the racetrack into a venue for approximately 85,000 people. Infrastructure service provider eps supplied 60 truckloads containing turf and ground protection, stage barricade and mobile grandstands.

dLive Runs the Show at Primo Maggio Roma 2018

10/08/2018 - Production News

Italy – No fewer than six dLive systems were chosen to run the show at this year’s spectacular Primo Maggio event in Piazza San Giovanni, Rome. Over the course of the day over 30 major artists performed in front of a giant crowd and a huge live TV audience, including names such as Gianna Nannini and Fatboy Slim and a 50-piece orchestra.

Historic and Modern, Black Rock Church Adds Allen & Heath

10/08/2018 - Project News

USA – From its historic beginnings in 1849, Black Rock Church in Fairfield, Connecticut has grown to become one of the largest evangelical churches in the north-east USA. Each week, the church hosts two contemporary worship services, a traditional worship service and a young adult 'Sanctuary' service all mixed on an Allen & Heath dLive S Class S7000 Surface with DM64 MixRack at FOH and a recently added Allen & Heath SQ-5 digital mixer at monitors. Separately, an Allen & Heath SQ-6 serves the church’s youth programme.

L-ISA delivers exceptional sound experience to Festspiele Zürich

10/08/2018 - Production News

Switzerland – A highlight of this year’s Festspiele Zürich was the 150th anniversary concert of the city’s famous Tonhalle Orchestra, performed as a thank you to its faithful concert-goers. Swiss event technology company Hyposound AG chose LISA’s Hyperreal Sound technology to deliver an exceptional experience for this very special occasion which featured guest pianist Yuja Wang. L-ISA is a multi-dimensional, object-based mixing and sound reinforcement technology and toolchain that achieves extremely clear and natural results with accurate localisation of sound sources.

DiGiCo Mixes the Music of “Music City” for CMA Fest

10/08/2018 - Production News

USA – Celebrating its 47th year, the Country Music Association’s latest CMA Fest drew more than 50,000 country music fans to downtown Nashville this June to experience more than 350 artists performing over four days and nights at Nissan Stadium, Riverfront Stage, Ascend Amphitheater and seven other concert sites. Although the diversity of country acts ran deep, from old-school traditionalists to the newest country-pop stars, many of them had two things in common: DiGiCo mixing consoles at the helms of both their house and monitor mixes.

DiGiCo gets the job done quickly on Luis Fonsi tour

10/08/2018 - Production News

Puerto Rico – As part of his mammoth Love + Dance world tour, Luis Fonsi, the Puerto Rican singer best known for the smash hit Despacito, played on home turf to an ecstatic crowd at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum of Puerto Rico in San Juan. Luis may be a fan of taking things slowly but FOH engineer Yamil Martínez has embraced how quickly he could work on a DiGiCo SD10, which was at the heart of the tour's audio system supplied by local provider Wichie Sound Performance.

GLP Makes a Splash in Barcelona at WET DECK Summer Series World leading DJs poolside line up at W Hotel

09/08/2018 - Production News

Spain – GLP fixtures have been hard at work in Barcelona, providing DJs with visual dynamics for the annual WET DECK Summer Series 2018 in W Hotel. The fixtures were provided by rental company, PI Sound having been initially supplied by Monacor Iberia, GLP’s Spanish distributor.

11th Hour – Helping to Make Hay

09/08/2018 - Production News

UK – The Hay Festival is an annual festival of literature and the arts, held in Hay-on-Wye in Powys, Wales. Beginning life in 1988, the festival has expanded to encompass a broad spectrum of cultural activities and this year’s renewal, a ten day event, welcomed more than a quarter of a million vistors. The festival site, roughly rectangular in shape, comprises temporary marquee structures of varying size (capacities vary from a few thousand to less than a hundred) connected by covered walkways and is located in a field on the edge of the town. The infrastructure required to meet the needs of the festival audience and the 800 or so events that take place is significant. From lectures, readings, concerts and screenings, to discussions, sales, children’s activities, catering, media centre and more besides, Hay Festival presents logistical challenges that might bring a frown to even the most seasoned events professional. This year Cardiff-based events services supplier 11th Hour was in the thick of the action having been appointed as the event’s lead production company.

Troxy invests in audio upgrade for touring productions

09/08/2018 - Project News

UK – Iconic London venue Troxy has completed the first stage in an audio installation which will see the new state of the art JBL VTX-A12 line-array system installed for the first time in a UK venue.

Airstar Launches NEO – Next Generation Neon for Event Professionals

09/08/2018 - Equipment News

Airstar, inventor and world leader in lighting balloon technology, has announced the launch of NEO, the latest addition to the French manufacturer's inflatable lighting range dedicated to event staging.

Clair Brothers Joins Elit Light/Sound Technologies for Sales and Distribution in Turkey

09/08/2018 - Business News

Turkey – Elit Light/Sound Technologies is a professional solutions provider for studio television applications, conference and concert halls, theatres, bars, clubs, restaurants, hotels, educational institutions, shopping malls, art galleries and cultural centres. The company offers its customers long-term solution partnerships from project concept to design to after-sale support. “Our mission is to set new industry standards with every sound and lighting project we work on,” says Elit’s Emre Defne. “We’re so proud to now be the Turkish partner of Clair Brothers because they give us a renewed ability to build on our mission to be the best live event brand in Turkey.” Clair Brothers is Elit’s most recent addition to their portfolio.

L-Acoustics Makes Perfect Sense for Logic Tour

09/08/2018 - Production News

USA – Multi-Platinum, Grammy-nominated artist Logic, among the top streaming artists in the world with streams running into the billions, is on the road with The Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody Tour, a 33-date summer amphitheatre and arena run produced by Live Nation with support from rising hip-hop artists NF and Kyle. The tour began on 8th June in Boston and wends its way cross country through major outdoor venues, such as the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Austin360 Amphitheater, and FivePoint Amphitheatre Irvine, as well as arena dates including New York’s Madison Square Garden and The Forum in Los Angeles. Tour sound-reinforcement provider Thunder Audio Inc. assembled a highly flexible L-Acoustics PA system comprising K1 and K2 components that can be configured to perfectly fit each and every stop on the tour.

DiGiCo SD7 Consoles Help Keep Logic Cool On The Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody Tour

09/08/2018 - Production News

USA – When Darcy Khan looks out over the meter bridge of the DiGiCo SD7 console he’s mixing multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Logic’s The Bobby Tarantino vs. Everybody Tour through, he’s keeping an eye on more than the LEDs. This 33-date summer amphitheatre and arena tour, which began on 8th June in Boston and wends its way cross-country through major North American shed venues with PA and consoles provided by Thunder Audio Inc. has been passing through some of the summer’s hottest spots—literally.

LIFTKET acquires all shares in ChainMaster

09/08/2018 - Business News

LIFTKET Hoffmann GmbH has acquired all shares in ChainMaster Bühnentechnik GmbH effective from 1st August 2018. LIFTKET, a leading manufacturer of electric chain hoists, has been supplying ChainMaster for over 20 years. This event and stage technology specialist develops automated hoist systems including control, software, and operator interfaces.

Over 200 Proteus Hybrids for Mein Schiff 1 Christening

09/08/2018 - Production News

Germany - On 11th May, TUI Cruises celebrated the launch of the new cruise ship Mein Schiff 1 during Hamburg Port’s 829th Anniversary festivities and adorned the christening party with an impressive fireworks and light show featuring effects from over 200 Elation Professional Proteus Hybrid moving heads.

Martin Audio WPC Adds Weight to New Greek EDM Festival

08/08/2018 - Production News

Greece – The inaugural edition of the Athens & Epidaurus Summer Festival (ADD 2018) took place recently at the spectacular industrial warehouse complex called Peiraios 260. Bringing together an eclectic mix of high profile international acts (such as Amelie Lens, Apparat, Red Axes and more) along with an exciting assembly of DJs from the booming local scene, a total of 22 DJs were spread over three stages.

APG Brings Back Audio Prestige at Royal Geographical Society’s Theatre

08/08/2018 - Project News

France – Founded in 1830 in London, the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) is the leading centre for geographers and geographical learning. With over 16,500 members, the venue is home to an amazing collection of more than two million historical items including maps, photographs, books, documents, paintings and artefacts.

Yamaha Supports the Martin Verdonk Master Sessions

08/08/2018 - Production News

The Netherlands – Attracting fans from around the world, the annual North Sea Jazz festival in mid-July inspires a range of surrounding events. Many of the artists stay at The Hague Marriott hotel where, this year for the first time, the Martin Verdonk Master Sessions was hosted in one of the hotel’s large conference rooms, supported by Yamaha.

Chauvet Hosts Abandoman Lighting Event at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

08/08/2018 - Production News

UK – Audiences never know quite what to expect at an Abandoman show. That’s OK though, neither does this internationally acclaimed Irish comedian/rapper whose real name is Rob Broderick. Combining a quick, razor sharp wit with a gift for seamless audience engagement, the irrepressible entertainer has raised the art of improvisation to a higher level, never failing to take his shows in new, unexpected directions.

Chauvet Names Alain Minet European Marketing Manager

08/08/2018 - People News

France – Chauvet has named Alain Minet as marketing manager of Chauvet Europe. Alain, who comes to Chauvet after successful tenures as a marketing executive at Serge Ferrari and Philips, will work out of the company’s recently opened Paris office.

GLP and the Magic of Light

08/08/2018 - Production News

Germany – Thanks to their incredible shows, the Ehrlich Brothers have become among the best known magicians and illusionists in the world. Their trademarks include trucks weighing several tons emerging from nowhere, trees growing in a matter of seconds, and almost everything disappearing from the huge stage during the course of a breathtaking show — and then reappearing, as if by magic.

Vista 3 by Chroma-Q Adds Visual Magic Touch to New Immersive Show at The Vaults

08/08/2018 - Production News

UK – The new Vista 3 by Chroma-Q lighting and media control range is adding a touch of visual magic to Sounds and Sorcery celebrating Disney FANTASIA, a brand new immersive theatre experience at The Vaults.

Bespoke Background Music Makes a Big Difference at Petit Palace

08/08/2018 - Project News

Spain – One of the biggest challenges facing the hotel industry is maintaining a steady level of income throughout the year and, indeed, throughout the week. In city tourist destinations weekend occupation is usually high, whereas midweek it can be much lower and so rates are often lower to attract custom. To address this issue, Spanish chain Petit Palace Hotels is trying a different approach in which individually-tailored, high quality background music systems play a vital role.

Light Fantastic Production Services support L'Atelier Five

08/08/2018 - Production News

UK – Event specialist, Light Fantastic Production Services Limited has partnered with innovative agency, L'Atelier Five on the recent Hublot FIFA World Cup installation and product launch event at Harrods, Knightsbridge.

Keith Urban Graffiti U

07/08/2018 - Production News

USA – Jeremy Lechterman and Jackson Gallagher of creative visual design firm FragmentNine are the imaginative wizardry behind the stunning production design for Keith Urban’s “Graffiti U” tour which has just commenced in the US. The album of the same name is enjoying critical and commercial success, and the architecture of the stage design brings a modern visual twist for Urban’s diverse fan-base.

The Warehouse and Adamson help get the World’s Largest Arts Festival off to Sensational Start

07/08/2018 - Production News

UK - Leading pro-audio provider, The Warehouse, provided an advanced audio solution for Edinburgh International Festival’s spectacular opening event. The Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Five Telegrams celebrated the start of the 2018 International Festival and was attended by 15,000 people.

The Knight of Illumination Awards Reveals Theatre Shortlist

07/08/2018 - Event News

UK – The Knight of Illumination Awards (KOI), which celebrate international video and lighting designers for their creative work in the UK, has revealed the highly anticipated Theatre shortlist for 2018.

See Factor Supplies Elation for Foreigner “Juke Box Heroes” Summer Tour

06/08/2018 - Production News

USA – Last year’s 40th Anniversary Tour was by no means a farewell tour for iconic 70s'/80s' rock band Foreigner. It’s now been 41 years since their debut album and the band behind some of rock’s most classic songs hit the road again in June, kicking off a 30-show “Juke Box Heroes” US tour that has proved to be one of the hottest outings of the summer.

New wysiwyg Release 41 adds exciting features, improves workflow

06/08/2018 - Equipment News

CAST Software has announced the release 41 of wysiwyg lighting design and previsualisation software. The new version brings a broad range of new features and functionality that will reinforce wysiwyg’s position as the tool of choice for lighting professionals.

Martin Audio Appoints Sama Sound as Korean Distributor

06/08/2018 - Business News

Korea – Sama Sound has been appointed as Martin Audio’s new Korean distributor.

The ALD’s Michael Northen Awards 2018 Offer Students Vital Opportunity and Experience

06/08/2018 - Event News

UK – The Association of Lighting Designers’ annual Michael Northen Awards launched this week. The awards are a vital opportunity for students just leaving their college or university course to gain practical skills and experience in creating a portfolio which sells their design ideas.

CPL Delivers OVO Energy Summer Party Production

06/08/2018 - Production News

UK - CPL, working as technical partners for event producers Bright, returned to the Mojo Active, Almondsbury site near Bristol for the annual OVO Energy summer party, an action-packed day of fun and entertainment for OVO employees, their friends and family, now in its fourth year.

Rich Rowley Joins Adlib

06/08/2018 - People News

UK – Rich Rowley is joining Adlib as general manager of lighting and video.

Effects Unlimited Chooses Community Loudspeaker Solution for St. Nicholas, Wilkes-Barre

06/08/2018 - Project News

USA – Effects Unlimited has recently completed the design and installation of a new sound system for St. Nicholas Church in Wilkes-Barre, PA, based around Community E SERIES column-format line source and point source loudspeaker systems.

Avolites Ai Energises Logic’s Dynamic US Tour

06/08/2018 - Production News

USA – Rapper of the moment, Logic, is touring North America with a visually ambitious show using two Avolites Ai servers to drive responsive, immersive content to multiple LED surfaces.

HK Audio powers Rock & Bike Fest

06/08/2018 - Production News

UK – This July saw the return of the Rock & Bike Fest, a hugely popular event that began in 2004. Now held in the historic grounds of Carnfield Hall, South Normanton, between July 12th-15th, Rock & Bike Fest 2018 welcomed hundreds of campers and show-goers to Derbyshire for a 72-hour celebration of music, bikes and beer!

Zero 88 Hits the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Style

03/08/2018 - Production News

UK – It is Edinburgh Fringe Festival time again, the month of August where for almost four action-packed weeks, the Scottish city becomes a maelstrom of innovative, provocative and entertaining new theatre and performance, with works embracing all genres.

SLX Specify Luminex GigaCore Networking for Great Exhibition of the North's Opening Ceremony

03/08/2018 - Production News

UK – Luminex GigaCore network switches provided an ultra-reliable dual redundancy network for The Great Exhibition of the North's Opening Ceremony along the Tyne River, which featured spectacular live music, fireworks, and an 80m-long fountain and drone display.

Robe Enters Another Lifetime with Guns ‘n’ Roses

03/08/2018 - Production News

USA & Europe - Guns ‘n’ Roses ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour continues to steam its way around the world two years after kicking off with an appropriately impressive classic rock lighting and visual design using totally contemporary technology created by Phil Ealy.

Altman Lighting helps tell the story of Thorbergssetur with Luxor

03/08/2018 - Project News

Iceland – Located in the Hali region of Suðursveit in south-east Iceland, Thorbergssetur is a culture centre and heritage museum dedicated to the region’s history and the life and works of writer Thorbergur Thordarson. With a unique, theatrical-style exhibition which includes glimpses into the life of the Icelandic author, the museum recently decided it was time to update their lighting design. Wanting to install a completely new LED system, Luxor lighting designer Alfreð Sturla Böðvarsson created an elegant, story-telling design using Gallery LED and PHX 150W LED profile luminaires from Altman Lighting.

Megan Alksninis Gets Colours On for New Found Glory with Chauvet Professional

03/08/2018 - Production News

USA –- What does an iconic band do after completing a successful 20th anniversary tour? If it’s New Found Glory, it releases a hit album, then goes out to support that recording with a wildly energetic national tour. The quartet from Coral Springs, which has been described as “the kings of pop punk,” followed up their 2017 20 Years of Pop Punk Tour by hitting the road earlier this summer in support of their ninth studio LP, Makes Me Sick.

Claypaky adds Axcor Profile 600 and 400 to Axcor LED Series

03/08/2018 - Equipment News

After the launch of the powerful and successful Axcor Profile 900 LED spot profile, with Axcor PROFILE 600 and Axcor PROFILE 400 Claypaky is now presenting two more luminaires featuring the exclusive, award-winning and patented Claypaky beam framing system, one of the most appreciated and required device for professional use. Both these models are available in two versions: with 6500K colour temperature and high light output or, alternatively, with 5600K colour temperature and a CRI of around 90.

Stage Electrics and Pacific Lighting begin work in Hong Kong’s new Freespace Theatre.

03/08/2018 - Project News

Hong Kong – The joint venture between Stage Electrics and Pacific Lighting has proved highly successful in winning the contract to deliver state of the art production lighting, sound and video infrastructure, communication systems and rigging for the Freespace Theatre, one of the new performance venues located in Hong Kong’s new Cultural District.

SolaFrame 3000 Beyond Bright

03/08/2018 - Equipment News

Automated lighting manufacturer High End Systems has launched SolaFrame 3000, the new flagship luminaire in the Sola Series range. The SolaFrame 3000 combines unprecedented light output from its 1000 Watt Ultra-Brite White LED engine with a limitless palette of effects and colour possibilities. Boasting more than 37,000 lumen output, the SolaFrame 3000 is the first automated LED luminaire to rival and even exceed the output of the most powerful arc lamp fixtures. The fixture is also available in a high-fidelity version with incredibly accurate colour rendering.

dLive Tours Finland with Nelli Matula for Festival Season

03/08/2018 - Production News

Finland – With festival season in full swing, Finnish singer / songwriter, Nelli Matula, has embarked on her Summer tour, accompanied by a compact Allen & Heath dLive Wings system for both FOH and monitors.

Maxi goes small in size but delivers big with first DiGiCo SD12 in Brazil

03/08/2018 - Production News

Brazil – Market-leading technology and innovation is part of Brazilian audiovisual company Maxi’s DNA, its aim being to always keep a step ahead of its competitors. With this in mind, in 2012 Maxi purchased the first DiGiCo SD10 in Brazil, kicking off its association with the British manufacturer. Its most recent DiGiCo purchase is an SD12, another first for the Brazilian market.

Dave Matthews Band 2018 Tour with Elation Chorus Line

03/08/2018 - Production News

USA – The Dave Matthews Band is digging deep in their catalogue to serve up some old school favourites while mixing in new songs from their latest release on their current 2018 tour, which kicked off May 18th in Houston, Texas. The popular jam band is known as a must-see summer touring act and this year are selling out amphitheatres across the US. beneath a rig that includes effects from Elation Chorus Line LED battens.

11th Hour Expands Team

03/08/2018 - People News

UK – Cardiff-based events services provider, 11th Hour recently added three new members of staff to its ranks. The company’s continuing recruitment programme reflects the growing demand for its services, locally and across the wider UK. Matthew Morgan and Rhys Thomas join 11th Hour as warehouse assistants and Debbie Alexander takes the role of in-house book keeper.

Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium Claims Another First with AVB-Networked Meyer Sound CAL System

02/08/2018 - Project News

Mexico – Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca (Azteca Stadium) claims an impressive number of 'firsts', including the first stadium to host two FIFA World Cup Final matches (1970 and 1986) and serving as principal venue for the first Olympic Games held in Latin America (1966). In addition, the official capacity of 87,000 ranks it first among stadiums in Latin America, while a breathtaking elevation of 2,195 metres makes it the highest among the world’s elite association football stadiums.

Fumasoli Reflects Spirit of Pistoia Blues Festival with Chauvet Professional

02/08/2018 - Production News

Italy – Art and history mingle gracefully in the Piazza del Duomo. Dating back over a thousand years, the square, with its bell tower and beautifully balanced Romanesque buildings, serves as a social and cultural hub for this region of Tuscany. Locals from the surrounding countryside gather here for their market on Saturdays just as they have every week since 998. They also flock to the plaza for Giostra dell’Orso (Joust of the Bear), a festival that traces its roots back to the Middle Ages. 

LITEC FTH40 + FTH52 Flyintowers Raising Sound to New Heights

02/08/2018 - Equipment News

In order to offer a load capacity range from 300kg to 2000 kg, LITEC has increased its current range of Flyintowers to a total of nine models. That’s four new Flyintower models added this year.

Hippotizer Karst Media Servers help create stunning light shows, delivering cutting-edge projection mapping to huge crowds attending Tall Ships celebrations

02/08/2018 - Production News

UK – The Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta 2018 saw a magnificent fleet sail from Liverpool to Dublin and then on to Bordeaux. Marking the fifth time Liverpool has hosted a Tall Ships event, extensive celebrations were very much captain’s orders and Stage Sound Services, complete with Green Hippo technical, was on duty to deliver a brace of stunning projection-mapped light shows.

PR Lighting AQUAs star at French National Day in Paris

02/08/2018 - Production News

France – For the main French National Day celebrations in the centre of Paris on July 14th, pyrotechnics company, Groupe F contracted Belgian company, Laser System Europe to stage a spectacular lighting and video display. And they, in turn, needed to look no further than PR Lighting’s IP catalogue, drawing heavily on the AQUA range.

Martin Audio Bullies Off at Olympic Park

01/08/2018 - Project News

UK – Old Barn Audio (OBA) has completed its fourth high-profile project for the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, equipping the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London with a customised Martin Audio CDD-WR PA system.

RCF HDL6-As Deliver Unique Soundscape At Sage Gatsehead for Great Exhibition of the North

01/08/2018 - Production News

UK – One of the most unusual deployments of RCF’s active HDL6-A line array has taken place at Sage Gateshead to coincide with the Great Exhibition of the North.

BlackTrax gets new distributor for South East Asia

01/08/2018 - Business News

Malaysia – CAST BlackTrax has appointed Acoustic & Lighting System (A&L) as its South East Asia distributor for CAST’s unique, innovative BlackTrax real-time motion tracking system.

New Sound Installation at O2 Academy Bristol

01/08/2018 - Project News

UK – O2 Academy Bristol is another high-profile Academy Music Group (AMG) venue to receive a complete new audio system design, specification and installation in conjunction with Liverpool-based Adlib.

A d&b Soundscape weekend – Max Richter’s Sleep and WOMAD Festival eclipse a full moon

01/08/2018 - Production News

USA & UK – On a weekend when Mars traversed the Moon, the d&b Soundscape delivered other worldly sound, transferring listening experiences for audiences whether wide awake or fast asleep.

Chauvet Professional Rig Reflects Passion for Bama Theatre

01/08/2018 - Project News

USA – In every city there is a building that seems to occupy a special place in the hearts of local residents. For many in Tuscaloosa, that honour belongs to the three-storey brick and limestone structure on the corner of Sixth Street and Greensboro Avenue that houses the Bama Theatre. A Depression-era public works project, it opened its doors in 1938 as a combination city hall/movie palace and quickly became a symbol of its community’s determination to prevail during challenging times.

Outline’s New Superfly Takes Off in Lithuania

01/08/2018 - Project News

LithuaniaLocated in the Baltic coastal resort town of Palanga, the eponymous concert hall has just been outfitted with a state-of-the-art Outline audio system designed to handle all the diverse demands of a contemporary performance space.

Rhinestones and sequins for DiGiCo S21 at Moulin Rouge

01/08/2018 - Project News

France – Situated at the foot of the Montmartre Butte in Paris’s infamous Pigalle district, the iconic cabaret venue that is the Moulin Rouge has invested in two DiGiCo S21s, purchased through DiGiCo’s French distributor, DV2, bringing the audio system at the iconic cabaret venue bang up to date.

L-Acoustics called to provide crystal clear sound at St. John's Cathedral

01/08/2018 - Project News

Australia – With soaring ceilings, cavernous naves, and smooth surfaces of stone or stained glass, cathedrals can present unique acoustics challenges. St. John's Cathedral in Brisbane is no exception, having been bestowed the distinction of having one of the longest reverb times for a chapel in the southern hemisphere, ringing in at a whopping 7.2 seconds; delightful for Gregorian chants or pealing bells, but a sound reinforcement conundrum. The solution was an L-Acoustics distributed 5XT system, installed in November 2017, which has since been providing the congregation with crystal-clear audio at the renowned Brisbane landmark, while preserving the architectural integrity and beauty of the heritage-listed structure.