News Archive for January 2019

Enjoying the Colour Sounds of Madness

31/01/2019 - Production News

UK – Busy London-based lighting and visual rental company Colour Sound Experiment supplied video (including LED screens, cameras, PPU and crew) to iconic British ska band Madness’s most recent tour.

Meyer Sound Matches Sound Quality to World-Class Artistry at Emerging Canadian Music Festival

31/01/2019 - Production News

Canada – Meyer Sound has been named as official sound partner and major sponsor of the Bravo Niagara! Festival of the Arts, Voices of Freedom and the Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival, all based in Niagara-by-the-Lake in southern Ontario’s wine country. Working in close cooperation with GerrAudio Distribution, the company’s Canadian distributor, Meyer Sound will be providing all audio systems for the up-and-coming festivals’ year-round eclectic programs of jazz and classical music.

A new future for Moscow Musical Theatre

31/01/2019 - Project News

Russia – Since it was founded in 2012, the Moscow Musical Theatre has earned a considerable reputation for its original productions and unusual approaches to classic stories. Just in time for the 2018/2019 season, the Musical Theatre has made a new home for itself in the remodelled and refurbished Rossiya Theatre on Moscow's famous Pushkinskaya Square – one of the most frequented squares in the world. This new venue has provided the perfect opportunity for the sound department to push the creative potential of the theatre to an exciting new level by installing the first permanent theatrical installation of L-Acoustics’ L-ISA Hyperreal Sound technology.

Bandit Lites Named Lighting Company of the Year

31/01/2019 - Event News

USA – Bandit Lites rounded out its 50th year by winning Lighting Company of the Year at the 18th Annual Parnelli Awards. Hosted by GRAMMY-nominated drummer Kenny Aronoff, the yearly gala returned for its second year at Winter NAMM on 25 January 25, 2019 at the Anaheim Hilton.

5SOS choose DiGiCo for their Meet You There tour

31/01/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Australian pop-punk band, 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) made their name as somewhat of a YouTube sensation, but rose to international stardom after touring with UK mega-boy band, One Direction, during their 2012 Take Me Home tour. 5SOS have since released three studio albums, headlining three world tours in the process. Their current Meet You There tour supports their 2017 hit record, Youngblood, and at stage left position, Pavan Grewall is working from his trusted DiGiCo SD10 console.

Chauvet Professional Helps SXS 20 Realise Vision at Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards

31/01/2019 - Production News

UK – Since it began 1995, the Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards (SWOTY) has been characterised by a relentless drive to push the creative envelope. The brainchild of Specsavers founder and Kidscape patron Dame Mary Perkins, the annual gala honouring the UK’s bespectacled movers and shakers is loads of fun and generates tons of press for its eyewear chain sponsor, all while aiding a good cause. (Last year over £105,000 was raised for Kidscape, an organisation dedicated to combatting bullying.)

NEXT-proaudio introduces LA26, Ultra-Compact Line Array

31/01/2019 - Equipment News

NEXT-proaudio has announced the launch of the LA26, a new ultra-compact modular line source, with a long throw capability, delivering great sound quality at a very high SPL levels from the front row to the back of the entire audience.

Touring with LITEC PR60 Pre-Rig Truss

31/01/2019 - Equipment News

An ideal solution for touring applications, the PR60 Pre-Rig Truss is constructed without bracing on the underside, which allows moving or fixed lighting fixtures to be pre-rigged inside the truss before arriving at the venue. This eliminates the need to move bulky cases around and, consequently, allows for greatly reduced trucking space. Its design also ensures faster and more efficient lighting set up and break down at the event venue, since everything is already loaded up and ready to go.

TAIT Global Rebrand Announcement

30/01/2019 - Business News

Five years ago, Stage Technologies and Delstar Engineering were acquired by TAIT Towers. During that time, Stage Technologies and Delstar Engineering began doing business as TAIT Stage Technologies while TAIT Towers remained as TAIT Towers. Operating as one global organisation with two brand identities proved to be confusing in the marketplace.

Lightswitch Explores New Designs for Illumination at Morton Arboretum

30/01/2019 - Production News

USA – Design group Lightswitch has worked with The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, the past six years to direct and design Illumination: Tree Lights, the public garden’s popular wintertime walk in the woods with its dramatic lighting and colour-changing illumination. This year, Lightswitch designers explored new layouts and designs in order to keep the one-of-a-kind encounter with nature evolving and deliver an even more immersive and engaging experience.

Anna Valley and Matrix UK Solutions launch Graduate Trainee Scheme

30/01/2019 - Standards News

UK – Anna Valley and Matrix UK Solutions have announced the launch of their Graduate Trainee Scheme. This joint offering is a fantastic opportunity for some of the next generation of project managers, engineers and technicians to gain invaluable hands-on experience, training and knowledge from two, firmly established, suppliers to the live event industry.

Really Creative Media in Kyoto with Clean Bandit

30/01/2019 - Production News

Japan – When Clean Bandit elected to launch their ‘What Is Love’ album in a temple in Kyoto with a live TV broadcast they brought in Really Creative Media to supply their live visual content, December 2018.

Manuel Rodrigues Powers San Holo Tour with ChamSys

30/01/2019 - Production News

The Netherlands – Writing about electronic music star San Holo’s stop at New York’s Terminal 5 on his current tour in support of his LP album 1, a critic wrote: “San Holo acts like he is a part of the crowd, which makes us a part of him.”

Outline rocks in the New Year in Milan’s main square

30/01/2019 - Production News

Italy – As usual, there was a huge crowd for the traditional concert held in front of Milan cathedral to welcome the new year, animated by singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Francesco Gabbani and his band, the energy of the Bluebeaters, with their infectious ska and rocksteady rhythms, RDS radio personality Paolo Piva, comedian Dario Vergassola and a DJ set.

A Green Screen Fit for an Action-Packed Shoot

30/01/2019 - Production News

USA - When TA Films began shooting basketball footage for a collegiate conference in the United States, the Big South, their fabric green screen was no match against the dynamic moves of the athletes. Quickly becoming wrinkled and damaged as the players showcased their moves, TA Films traded in their fabric green screen for a painted cyc wall using Rosco Chroma Key Paint. The painting was done in a day and made the shoot both safer and more efficient, as the athletes didn’t have to worry about slipping on a fabric screen, and the production crew didn’t have to stop shooting to adjust the screen and fix the wrinkles.

Claypaky Scenius Unico and Mythos 2 Light Up Pink’s Beautiful Trauma World Tour

30/01/2019 - Production News

USA – Pink continues her Beautiful Trauma World Tour with Claypaky Scenius Unico and Mythos 2 fixtures shining a light on the American singer’s extraordinary talents. ACT Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Claypaky lighting in North America.

AV Stumpfl to Present New PIXERA Version and Innovative Projection Screen Systems at ISE 2019

30/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – AV Stumpfl, will present its latest projection screen products and version 1.0 of the next-generation media server system PIXERA at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam (booth 1-H10 and 1-H5).

Gallien Krueger Expands POLAR Role into Mainland Europe

30/01/2019 - Business News

Europe - POLAR has announced that its role as Gallien Krueger’s UK distributor has been added to. Following a restructure of its European distribution operations, the highly regarded US brand and manufacturer of classic bass amplification, has extended POLAR’s responsibilities to include Scandinavia, Benelux and Germany. With new products scheduled for release this year, Gallien Kruger continues to design some of the most innovative and sought-after products on the market.

Rat Sound Flies L-Acoustics for “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell”

30/01/2019 - Production News

USA – The stars came out in force for “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell,” a fundraising concert held at the Forum in Los Angeles on 16 January 2019. The five-hour show was anchored by extended sets from members of three of the bands that Cornell fronted: Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave ,and featured performances by Metallica, Foo Fighters, The Melvins, and others. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the show also featured an extensive list of guests, including Jack Black, Brad Pitt, Brandi Carlile, Fiona Apple, Josh Homme, Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, Chris Stapleton, and Ziggy Marley, who all paid tribute to the beloved musician that suffered from depression, which led him to take his life in May of 2017.

Absen to Reveal Fine Pixel Generation of Solutions at ISE 2019

30/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – As part of its Fine Pixel Generation campaign, Absen, the leading global LED exporter, will showcase three new narrow pixel pitch (NPP) product series at next week’s ISE (Amsterdam RAI, 5-8 February 2019) on booth 12-C60.

Barix to Unveil New Family of Linux-Based Barionet Control, Automation and IoT Devices with Lua Support at ISE 2019

30/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Barix is continuing its tradition of providing innovative, IP control and automation technologies to third-party developers with the introduction of a new series of Linux-based I/O, IoT sensor and interface controllers in its popular Barionet product line. Debuting on stand 8-G275 at ISE 2019 (5-8 February in Amsterdam), the new devices combine the power and flexibility of the universal, programmable Barionet platform with the simplicity of Lua programming and a cloud-based code deployment solution.

Apex introduces Intelli-Power 10 system processor at ISE 2019

30/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – The Intelli-Series range of DSP-based system management and loudspeaker processing devices from Apex has gained a reputation for being both innovative and intuitive, always one step ahead of the game. The all-new Intelli-Power 10, seen for the first time at ISE 2019, is no exception.

AVLI Upgrades Luxury Miami Beach Hotel Pool Decks with Martin Audio

29/01/2019 - Project News

USA – Audio Video Lighting Innovations (AVLI) has upgraded the pool deck sound systems for two Miami Beach luxury hotels, the Mondrian South Beach and Shelborne South Beach, with Martin Audio CDD systems.

Yamaha Commits to Unified Communications Business in Europe

29/01/2019 - Business News

Europe – Yamaha Corporation (hereafter, Yamaha) has announced the establishment of its Unified Communications (hereafter, UC) European business function within Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (Rellingen, Germany) starting April 2019. This new channel under Yamaha Music Europe will provide customers in the region with a stronger sales network, wider product line-up, and more support and service.

Astera LED Announces ULA Group as Exclusive Australian and New Zealand Distributor

29/01/2019 - Business News

Australian & New Zealand – Leading battery powered wireless LED manufacturer Astera LED has announced the ULA Group to be its exclusive Australian and New Zealand distributor.

White Light Creates Party Atmosphere for Six Day London

29/01/2019 - Production News

UK – Six Day London is a cycling event like no other. Each year it welcomes some of the world’s best professional riders to take part in a variety of sprint and endurance disciplines yet does so within a party atmosphere. Six Day London 2018 took place at the Lee Valley VeloPark, East London, from 24-29 October. Having worked on the event last year, WL was called on once again to supply the technical solutions to create an unforgettable party experience.

Community IV6 Arrays Provide Quality Voice and Music for West Jacksonville Baptist Church

29/01/2019 - Project News

USA – Stellar Audio Visual has completed the installation of a new sound system for West Jacksonville Baptist Church, using Community’s latest IV6 modular vertical array loudspeakers. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the church was founded in 1954 as the Normandy Baptist Temple, being renamed West Jacksonville Baptist Church in May 2000. A welcoming and flourishing family church, it sets itself high standards for audio visual performance.

Robe and Anolis at ISE 2019

29/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Robe Lighting will present a selection of its latest moving light and LED technologies, both from Robe and sister architectural brand Anolis, on a brand new specially designed stand (Booth N 229, HALL 7) the 2019 ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) expo at Amsterdam’s RAI next week, 5th – 8th February.

Trumpet Awards Shine with Bandit Lites

29/01/2019 - Production News

USA – The 2019 Bounce Trumpet Awards, the all-star celebration of African-American achievements and contributions, were held Saturday 19 January at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre with a lighting package supplied by Bandit Lites. The annual star-studded event, hosted by Wendy Raquel Robinson and Tank, will be televised on Bounce, Sunday 17 February at 9pm ET. and features moving tributes and amazing musical performances.

A.C. Special Projects Sets the Performance Bar High for Motionhouse

29/01/2019 - Project News

UK – A.C. Special Projects Ltd (AC-SP) has supplied a bespoke performance LED lighting and AV solution to world-class dance-circus company, Motionhouse, for its unique creation and rehearsal space in Royal Leamington Spa.

Chauvet Professional Maverick MK Pyxis Wins Parnelli Award for Indispensable Technology

29/01/2019 - Event News

USA – From the moment it appeared on the scene, the Chauvet Professional Maverick MK Pyxis has been empowering lighting designers to push the creative envelope by giving them new ways to create unique and memorable looks. On Friday 25 January, designers returned the favour at the NAMM Show by honouring the multi-purpose LED fixture with the Parnelli Award for Indispensable Technology.

Diving deep into outdoor LED screen structures

29/01/2019 - Event News

Spain – A detailed presentation on temporary outdoor LED screen structures was given by Dipl.-Ing. Norbert Tripp at the annual AV Alliance Academy in Madrid, Spain. Norbert had been invited to the Academy for a second year in a row, and as with last year’s presentation, was again highly rated by attendees. The latest AV Alliance Academy had him facing 60+ knowledge hungry professionals from 20 countries around the world.

Rock-solid and powerful: Barco’s new true solid state projector delivers a vision to trust at ISE 2019

29/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Barco will be showcasing its new FL40 series in a compact, interactive driving simulator at ISE 2019. Working alongside VI-grade, the leading provider of best-in class software products and services for the automotive industry and project:syntropy, professional system integrator and display solutions expert, the FL40 will be delivering a powerful performance not to be missed.

Ultimate Support for POLAR

29/01/2019 - Business News

UK - In line with its continued expansion in both the pro-audio, MI and installation markets, POLAR has announced that it has been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for Colorado-based Ultimate Support. The US manufacturer offers a comprehensive product range that encompasses support stands, hardware and accessories for every conceivable type of music industry application, as well as studio furniture and acoustic treatments. Ultimate Support has been designing, developing and engineering innovative products for more than four decades, during which time it has amassed hundreds of design and utility patents.

Pinewood MBS Lighting Delivers LED Support to Gaffer Martin Smith on New Michael Bay Action Adventure, 6 Underground

29/01/2019 - Production News

Italy & UAE – Filmed with Cinematographer Bojan Bazelli, principal photography has wrapped on 6 Underground having taken the crew across a number of international locations, including multiple sets in Italy and the United Arab Emirates.

Lighting up Christmas with Ayrton in the Canary Islands

29/01/2019 - Production News

Canary Islands – More often viewed as a summer holiday destination, the Canary Islands are also an exciting place to spend the Christmas holidays in warmer climes, and this season proved no exception. The winter festivities began on 29 November 2018 with a spectacle, filled with light and colour, in the form of a show lit by lighting designer, Jonay Díaz, and produced by Las Palmas-based L.F. Sound S.L.

Let’s talk – Elation invites visitors to ISE Stand 12-K80

29/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Whether looking for professional lighting for an on stage production or install-quality lighting for an entertainment venue, Elation has a lighting solution to fit every need. Visit Stand 12-K80 at the upcoming ISE Show in Amsterdam (5-8 February) to learn all about Elation’s newest cutting-edge products. Visit and register for free using Elation invitation code 707011.

Apex introduces the SMA-1 amplifier module with integrated DSP at ISE 2019

29/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Building on the reputation of its renowned DSP-based audio technology including the Intelli-Series system processors, Apex introduces the Class D SMA-1 amplifier module which offers an easily customisable turnkey solution for all two-way active loudspeakers.

Broaman Route66 40 X 40 Standard Version Set for ISE Showcase

28/01/2019 - Equipment News

BroaMan is set to launch a standard version of its popular Route66 configurable router series.

Marc Lorenz Invests in RoboSpots

28/01/2019 - Production News

Germany – It’s always a great boost to any manufacturer when a leading industry practitioner compliments a product publicly, and when they take that one step further and make a personal investment, it takes its value and influence to a different level.

Nicolas Duhamel returns to MDG as Marketing Director

28/01/2019 - People News

France – MDG has announced that Nicolas Duhamel has returned to the company as marketing director and European business development, with immediate effect. In his new role Duhamel will be responsible for all MDG’s marketing activities worldwide and the central point of call for our European distributors, as well as seeking out new opportunities to develop the MDG brand across Europe.

Chauvet Professional Introduces COLORado Solo Batten

28/01/2019 - Equipment News

The new COLORado Solo Batten from Chauvet Professional got off to a fast start this year, making its world premiere on the Times Square “Midnight Countdown Stage” of the ABC Network’s Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve program. Based on its performance there, and its powerful list of features, this RGBAW LED wash should be turning up at many more high-profile applications in 2019 and beyond.

Spant Celebrates 50 Years with Yamaha QL Consoles

28/01/2019 - Project News

The Netherlands – Fifty years ago, ‘t Spant was established as the first theatre in Bussum, a small town 30km from Amsterdam. It now hosts a wide range of theatre, live music and television productions, as well as conventions and other corporate events. One of the few unsubsidised theatres in the Netherlands, it is celebrating its golden anniversary with a new, completely updated Yamaha digital mixing system.

The d&b audiotechnik KSL System sparkles at pre NAMM launch event

28/01/2019 - Equipment News

USA – Ahead of the NAMM Show, d&b audiotechnik launched the KSL System, the latest addition to the SL-Series family, at the Fox Pomona Theatre in Los Angeles. Guests from all over the world flew in to be treated to a thorough demonstration of the system’s performance before being spirited off to a rooftop location to celebrate the launch of the exceptional line array.

Prestigious Hungarian Theatre Undergoes Major Audio Renovation

28/01/2019 - Project News

Hungary – Madách Theatre (or Madách Színház), one of the most popular musical theatres in Budapest, has recently undergone a major audio upgrade with several Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing systems.

Zero Goes beyond 88

25/01/2019 - Business News

UK - Enjoying a great start to the new year is Eaton’s Zero 88, reporting that they have hit the magic number of ‘88’ in terms of territorial reach, and more specifically the number of countries to which their award-winning ZerOS lighting control products, including the popular FLX range consoles, have been supplied and are now being used and appreciated.

Kona invests in Robe

25/01/2019 - Production News

Mexico – Kona is a vibrant technical production company located in a hilly industrial area in Mexico State, just on the northern outskirts of Mexico City which was founded by the charismatic Andres Marroquin in 2012.

A Flock of Flares for The Chemical Brothers

25/01/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – “They melt your face off!” – high praise indeed for famous Solaris Flare fixtures, from Toby Dennis, production designer and technical director for The Chemical Brothers. The electronic music duo’s autumn arena tour of the UK, Europe, and Mexico featured a set design including 93 Flares from the tour’s lighting provider Lite Alternative, with help from Dry Hire Lighting. With more than enough lumens for any continent, the tour will continue in the US this year.

Meyer Sound Introduces New Point Source Loudspeaker at ISE Sonic Lounge to Anchor Expanded Booth at Stand 1-M90

25/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Meyer Sound has expanded its footprint for ISE 2019, with this year’s larger stand (1-M90) encompassing more new and existing product offerings plus interactive displays and a spacious hospitality area for relaxed, in-depth engagement with dealers, consultants and end-users. Booth highlights include two new product debuts, a versatile IntelligentDC power supply and an updated UPQ loudspeaker series, plus the unveiling of an entirely new point source loudspeaker design.

Scott Warner Pumps Up Energy for Stone Sour with Chauvet Professional

25/01/2019 - Production News

Australia – Playing bars and clubs in their native Des Moines, Iowa in the 1990s, Stone Sour got their name from a popular drink that mixed one-part whiskey with one-part orange juice and a splash of sour mix. In the years that followed, the Grammy-nominated multi-platinum band has attracted a global fan base with its own cocktail mix of metal and alternate rock sounds.

The ALD recognises the team behind the successful #SaveStageLighting campaign and launches fundraising support

25/01/2019 - Business News

UK – The ALD has launched a GoFundME page ( in a bid to adequately compensate the tireless efforts of the freelance members of the ALD who drove the Save Stage Lighting campaign to its significant success last year. Jumping in at a moment’s notice their unfaltering commitment contributed to major exemptions being secured.

Specialist illumination company, LED Creative goes live with LD Stuart Pring for Liam Payne VR event

25/01/2019 - Production News

UK – Staged at Camden’s KOKO club the event was a double first: the artists first headline London show, plus the first broadcast by production company MelodyVR of a live concert in virtual reality.

Rock-Solid RF: Electro-Voice introduces the new RE3 UHF wireless microphone product family

25/01/2019 - Equipment News

Electro-Voice has announced the launch of the RE3: a new UHF wireless microphone system engineered for best-in-class sound quality, wireless flexibility and overall ease of use in alignment with the latest RF regulations. The RE3’s user-friendly, state-of-the-art technology and roadworthy construction extend the rock-solid reputation of its predecessor the RE2.

Electro-Voice introduces new RE series premium condenser vocal microphones

25/01/2019 - Equipment News

Electro-Voice has announced the next generation of its RE series of premium-grade, high-performance condenser vocal microphones for live performance: the RE420 (cardioid polar pattern) and RE520 (supercardioid polar pattern).

Alcons Audio Shows New Products and the Award-Winning Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience at ISE 2019

25/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Alcons Audio is attending Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019 with the award-winning Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience, new products and as an official ISE technology partner.

See the World Premiere of Bart Kresa’s Sviatovid

25/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Panasonic Business and ISE have joined forces with master projection designer Bart Kresa to create a projection mapping show piece. Sviatovid, an angular, five metre tall 360° projection sculpture, is the successor to the iconic Shogyo Mujo, which debuted at the Burning Man Festival of Arts in Las Vegas in 2017. The new sculpture will create a new benchmark in audio visual art and will be illuminated through 360° in true 4K using four Panasonic PT-RQ32 4K, 30,000lm laser projectors.

11th Hour – Ice Cold Storage

25/01/2019 - Business News

UK - Cardiff-based events specialist 11th Hour recently took possession of additional warehouse premises to cope with the demands of its continued expansion. Its 6,000sqft of space will be assigned to 11th Hour’s growing festive ice-rink operations, allowing the entire inventory of rink apparatus to be stored independently, a mere five minutes away from the company’s principal Cardiff Bay operations base. Growing demand for its ice rink services in 2018 saw 11th Hour install new rinks in Swansea, Caerphilly Castle and Aberystwyth, adding to its established Cardiff, Celtic Manor and Bargoed sites. More locations are expected to be brought on stream in 2019.

Obsidian Control Systems launches NX 4 at NAMM 2019

25/01/2019 - Event News

USA – Obsidian Control Systems will be showcasing at the NAMM Show in Anaheim 24-27 January the newest control product under the ONYX lighting control platform. Designers, programmers and operators are invited to Booth #11542 in Hall A for a first look and hands-on demo of the extremely powerful NX 4. (The NX 4 will also be showing at the ISE Show in Amsterdam 5-8 February.)

Rat Sound chooses Outline Newton

24/01/2019 - Production News

USA – California rental company Rat Sound Systems Inc, one of the best-known and most iconic firms in western USA, has decided to purchase some Newton 16+8, Outline’s FPGA-based processing platform.

Chroma-Q Celebrates its 15th Year of LED Lighting Innovation with New Website

24/01/2019 - Business News

Worldwide – Chroma-Q has announced the launch of an all-new website celebrating its 15th year as a producer of premium performance LED lighting solutions, and topping off an exceptional twelve months that has seen the brand launch four new products.

Joe Beardsmore Creates Visual Panorama for Tom Odell with Chauvet Professional

24/01/2019 - Production News

UK – There are many things that Joe Beardsmore likes about being a lighting designer. High on that list is the chance to create unique looks by “playing with angles of light.” The Cotswolds-based designer is being afforded ample opportunity to pursue this passion in his work for Tom Odell on the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award winner’s current Jubilee Road tour.

PR Lighting Ignites Underground Caves in Mallorca

24/01/2019 - Project News

Mallorca – Cuevas d’Arta in Mallorca is one of the Balearic Islands’ foremost visitor attractions, it's a series of underground caverns with spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations (one with a height of 22 metres).

Claypaky's Axcor Profile 600 débuts in Italy in the wings of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

24/01/2019 - Production News

Italy – The “Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino” hosted the return of Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story (from 13 to 22 December) 100 years after his birth. This musical theatre masterpiece is one of the most loved shows still performed today.

Powersoft to Debut Earth-Shaking New Product at ISE 2019

24/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Powersoft will use this year’s ISE as the first chance to demonstrate its ground-breaking new product – Mover – a small yet incredibly powerful linear transducer that can be used in audio applications and, more excitingly, as a linear motor / shaker.

V-Series Tames Festival Deep in the Rainforest

24/01/2019 - Production News

Malaysia – The Rainforest World Music Festival in Kuching, Malaysia, is quite unique. Initiated by the Sarawak Tourism Board and taking over the Sarawak Cultural Village tourist attraction every July, the festival draws renowned musicians from all over the world as well as indigenous musicians from the deep interiors of the island of Borneo, placing grassroots Malaysian world music on the same stage as well known stars.

Elation Names Anthony Velazquez and Shawn Butcher as New Product Specialists

24/01/2019 - People News

USA - Elation Professional has announced that two of its talented young employees, Anthony Velazquez and Shawn Butcher, have assumed new roles as product specialists effective from the start of the year. Velazquez has been named Antari product specialist while Butcher assumes the role of control product specialist, which encompasses Elation’s new Obsidian control systems line of professional lighting control products.

Anolis on Top in Sandton

23/01/2019 - Project News

South Africa – Sandton City Office Tower is one of the landmarks of this buzzing premium commercial and exclusive residential district of Johannesburg.

Colour Sound Back on for You Me at Six Tour

23/01/2019 - Production News

UK – Lighting and visuals rental specialist Colour Sound Experiment supplied lighting and LED screens for the recent tour by UK rockers You Me At Six, which promoted their latest album VI. The tour also celebrated ten years since their first album Take Off Your Colours catapulted them to the top of the charts, launching a subsequently highly productive and successful career with some great music.

d&b KSL System defines Bring Me The Horizon’s first love

23/01/2019 - Production News

Europe – British rockers Bring Me The Horizon kicked off the European leg of their First Love World Tour in November 2018 to promote the release of their sixth studio album, entitled ‘amo’ – the Latin word for ‘I love’. Seeing this as a great opportunity to showcase the band’s new music with greater transparency and enhanced LF definition, the band’s sound team decided to take the d&b KSL System on the road for one of its first ever major tours.

Chicago Wolves Go Rogue with Performance Lighting Chicago and Chauvet Professional

23/01/2019 - Project News

USA – An air of excitement permeates the 17,000-capacity Allstate Arena every night when the Chicago Wolves take to the ice. Not only are fans pumped up to see their talented young American Hockey League team defend its divisional title, they’re also energised by a new twist that the Wolves have added to their pre-game player introductions in their 25th anniversary season.

White Light Supports VAULT Festival for Seventh Year Running

23/01/2019 - Production News

UK – White Light will be returning to VAULT Festival once again this year to supply the complete lighting and rigging solutions. This will mark the seventh consecutive year that the company has worked on the Festival, having supported it from day one.

NAMM 2019: Adamson Introduces Milan-Ready CS7p Intelligent Point Source Enclosure

23/01/2019 - Event News

USA – Adamson Systems Engineering is set to formally introduce the CS7p point source enclosure, the first entry in a new generation of loudspeaker technology, at The 2019 NAMM Show (Booth 17516). Beginning with the CS7p, the new CS-Series will be the world’s first family of mobile loudspeakers to feature onboard Class-D amplification, DSP, and Milan-ready (AVB) network endpoints.

PRG chooses to network with ELC

23/01/2019 - Production News

The Netherlands – ELC Lighting, an innovator in DMX control, networking and accessories for the professional entertainment lighting market, has announced that Production Resource Group (PRG), the world’s leading supplier of entertainment production services, has made a significant investment in its innovative ELC GBX distribution system.

Strategic Connections Chooses Community IV6 for Multi-Purpose Rocky Mount Event Center

22/01/2019 - Project News

USA – Technology systems integrator, Strategic Connections, has completed the design and installation of a new sound system in the main sports and event hall of the 165,000 square-foot Rocky Mount Event Center. Located in Rocky Mount, midway between Miami and New York, Rocky Mount Event Center is the premier sports, events and entertainment destination for North Carolina, hosting a wide variety of events from rock concerts and sports tournaments to graduation ceremonies, conferences, trade shows and weddings.

Christie Lites North America Invests in Kinesys

22/01/2019 - Production News

USA – Christie Lites, one of the largest, busiest and most well-respected lighting production and rental operations in North America, has made a major commitment to Kinesys automation, with the purchase of Elevation Liftket 500kg chain hoists as their flagship automation products going forward (both 200V and 400V systems) for North America and Europe.

Robe Shakes Shoulders with Arsenal

22/01/2019 - Production News

Belgium – Lighting designer Wouter Verbeke chose Robe fixtures to be at the core of his cool and interesting lighting design for a high impact gig by Belgian band Arsenal at Antwerp’s famous Lotto Arena.

Sound Space Vision Unveils Five New and Completed Projects for 2019

22/01/2019 - Project News

Worldwide – From an opera house to a university creative centre, an audiophile’s nirvana to an 18th-century theatre, and even a cathedral, renowned theatre planners and acousticians Sound Space Vision (SSV) unveils its finished projects and reveals future plans for a variety of spaces in around the world.

Linnea Ljungmark joins Ayrton’s International Sales Team

22/01/2019 - People News

Sweden – Ayrton has welcomed Linnea Ljungmark as the latest addition to its expanding international sales team. Based in Sweden, Linnea will be responsible for Ayrton across the whole of Scandanavia, the Baltic and Benelux countries and the Iberian peninsula.

Real Road Miles Contribute to Latest Software Release for Outline’s FPGA-Based Processing Platform

22/01/2019 - Equipment News

Outline has announced the immediate availability of v.93 firmware for their unique (patent pending) Newton digital hub, in addition to software version 1.8.1 for their proprietary ‘Dashboard’ remote control application.

MLA Tames Complexity of 40th Anniversary War of the Worlds Tour

21/01/2019 - Production News

UK - Celebrating its 40th anniversary tour at the end of last year, Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds showed it has lost none of its momentum or ability to thrill.

Tascam Debuts Model 24 Mixer and more at NAMM 2019

21/01/2019 - Event News

USA – Tascam will be pulling the wraps off its new and hottest products at this year's NAMM show, including some new, as yet unseen surprises.

EAW Co-founder Forsythe Returns to Help Build the Future

21/01/2019 - People News

USA – Having celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2018, Eastern Acoustic Works gave itself a special birthday present, convincing EAW co-founder and former vice president of strategic engineering, Kenton Forsythe, to rejoin the company. "When I left three years ago, I took a year off, and my wife and I worked on our 'honey do' list-and we're still working on that," laughs Forsythe. "But I want to make more speakers. A couple of years ago I started looking around but I didn't find the right situation. Then EAW president TJ Smith gave me a call. EAW is pursuing some advanced product development, and TJ asked me to contribute."

Elation Lights Atreyu “In Our Wake” 2018 Winter Tour

21/01/2019 - Production News

USA – California metalcore band Atreyu released their seventh album “In Our Wake” in October then promptly hit the road on a 27-date US winter tour to promote it. Lighting designer on the outing was Megan Alksninis who had a large Elation floor package supplied by JDI Productions at her disposal.

Adlib gets down to EartH

21/01/2019 - Project News

UK – Adlib’s installation division is part of a dynamic team which has helped to deliver Europe’s first installed L-Acoustics L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound system at EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), a vibrant new arts centre for live music, mixed arts, and performance located in the former Savoy cinema in Dalston, east London.

Meyer Sound Introduces M-Noise Test Signal for ‘Real World’ Loudspeaker SPL Measurements

21/01/2019 - Equipment News

Meyer Sound has introduced M-Noise, a new test signal that will promote standardised measurement of a loudspeaker system’s maximum linear output. A mathematically derived test signal that effectively emulates the dynamic characteristics of music, M-Noise enables a far more accurate measurement of a loudspeaker system’s linear peak SPL in any application requiring reproduction of musical content.

Morris Integration Revitalises Shiloh Church’s Lighting with Chauvet Professional

21/01/2019 - Project News

USA – The legendary coach Vince Lombardi once quipped that “football is two things: blocking and tackling.” Although quarterbacks and running backs receive most of the glory, it’s the fundamentals, believed Lombardi, that actually win football games. The team at Morris Integration followed a similar philosophy when they stepped into Shiloh Church for the first time in early 2018.

Light Fantastic Production Services at the QIPCO British Champions Day, Ascot

21/01/2019 - Production News

UK – Billed as the glorious finale to the Flat Season, QIPCO British Champions Day brings together leading jockeys, horses, trainers and owners from Europe and beyond for one of the most prestigious fixtures in the UK sporting calendar.

L-Acoustics K1 Scores at the Canadian Football League Grey Cup Game

21/01/2019 - Production News

Canada – The Canadian Football League’s 2018 season concluded on Sunday, 25 November when the Calgary Stampeders defeated the Ottawa Redblacks 27-16 in the 106th Grey Cup, held in Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta.

Mercedes-Platz in Berlin Opens with Proteus Light Show

21/01/2019 - Production News

Germany – On 13 October, 2018, Mercedes-Platz in Berlin – a new mixed-use area that complements Mercedes-Benz Arena – was ceremoniously opened with a multimedia show that incorporated lighting effects from Elation’s popular IP65-rated Proteus Hybrid luminaires. With its mixture of deluxe cinema, restaurants, hotels, a concert hall and other entertainment offerings, the square is being celebrated as one of the city’s newest hotspots.

Stage Electrics win contract for Riverside Studios

18/01/2019 - Project News

UK – Stage Electrics has announced it has won a £2 million contract for the supply and installation of specialist production lighting and audio-visual infrastructure for Riverside Studios, Hammersmith.

Eurotruss celebrates 25 years of truss excellence

18/01/2019 - Business News

The Netherlands - Worldwide leading brand and manufacturer of truss systems Eurotruss celebrated its 25th anniversary on 17th January. Martin Kuyper, founder of Eurotruss states: “I am extremely proud and grateful for all the love and support I received from great people, partners, and users during this incredible Eurotruss journey. Together with all of them, we have built  a world leading brand representing not only high-quality truss and stages but also an amazing team of dynamic people who, on a daily base, do great work for our users and partners”.

FloppyFlex on the Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour

18/01/2019 - Production News

USA – This winter, Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Ghost of Christmas Eve tour celebrated 20 years on the road. Described by the Washington Post as “an arena-rock juggernaut,” the path-breaking band’s blitz tour included 33 states and 106 shows in just 46 days, an achievement by any measure for musicians, machines, and mankind!

MSL Creates Colorful Backdrop For Event at The Louvre with Chauvet Professional Well Fit

18/01/2019 - Production News

France – Between eight and nine million people walk through the doors of the Musée du Louvre (aka The Louvre) every year, easily making it the most visited museum in the world. Not surprisingly, given the volume of visitors this renowned Parisian venue draws, anyone lighting a private event within its walls has to operate on an extraordinarily tight set-up schedule. This is one reason why Martin Symul and his team at MSL (Sprimont, Belgium) elected to light a recent gala at the home of the Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo and other great works of art with Chauvet Professional Well Fit uplighting fixtures.

Allen & Heath Appoints Val Gilbert as Technical Marketing Manager

18/01/2019 - People News

UK - Allen & Heath has announced the appointment of Val Gilbert as technical marketing manager.

Powersoft Presents ArmoníaPlus at AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium

18/01/2019 - Event News

USA – Powersoft will present a two-hour training session at this year's AES@NAMM Pro Sound Symposium: Live & Studio. The course will cover Powersoft's ArmoníaPlus System Manager, an update on Powersoft’s Armonía Pro System Manager audio design environment software, which has been adopted by some of today's leading loudspeaker manufacturing companies. The session will be held in the Hilton Anaheim, Level 4, C2, on Saturday 26 January from 12-2pm.

Optoma to showcase latest developments in LED display, laser and 4K projection at ISE 2019

18/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Optoma will return to ISE 2019 with its biggest stand to date. Showcasing its latest solutions in hall 1, stand 1-F90, Optoma will demonstrate its revolutionary new QUAD LED display solution, interactive flat panels (IFPDs), professional and consumer 4K UHD projectors and audio products.

Brompton Technology TESSERA training sessions off to a flying start

18/01/2019 - Standards News

UK – Brompton Technology’s recently initiated training programme is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the extensive capabilities of the company’s TESSERA LED processing for its T1, S4, M2 and SX40 LED processors and the XD data distribution units. Free to technicians working in the LED screen sector, they are already proving highly popular, with 18 attendees going through the Brompton doors since the first session on 15th November 2018.

ELS Goes Elation for Dylan Scott’s Bayou Stock Charity Show

18/01/2019 - Production News

USA – Country music sensation Dylan Scott recently organised a charity concert for kids in his home town of Sterlington, Louisiana, and used an all Elation lighting rig along with ADJ video panels to light the event. Extreme Lighting & Sound (ELS) of Nashville, Tennessee, supplied the lighting and video gear for the inaugural event.

Allen & Heath Appoints Markus Sinsel as Sales Director

18/01/2019 - People News

UK - Allen & Heath has appointed Markus Sinsel as the mixing console company’s new sales director.

L-Acoustics NAMM 2019 Preview

17/01/2019 - Event News

USA – As NAMM demonstrates an ongoing commitment to the professional audio community, L-Acoustics returns to the trade show for the second consecutive year with an enhanced booth and demo space.

Adamson Appoints Marc Bertrand as CEO

17/01/2019 - People News

Canada – Adamson Systems Engineering has announced the appointment of professional audio industry veteran Marc Bertrand as its chief executive officer (CEO). Bertrand will lead Adamson’s global operations from its headquarters in Port Perry, Ontario, as company founder Brock Adamson assumes the role of chairman.

Lighting NOJO for New Year

17/01/2019 - Production News

USA – Amidst the thousands of celebrations happening world-wide for the 2018-2019 roll over, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) played a very special Great Gatsby themed party in the super-plush lobby of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Dallas, which required diligent lighting to produce the correct ambience.

Milton de la Cruz Reflects Colour and Passion of Ensálsate with Chauvet Professional

17/01/2019 - Production News

Colombia – Among the most important things to keep in mind when running a light show, believes Milton de la Cruz, is “to know your key moments.” The Jamundí, Colombia-based LD had more than a few dramatic high points to light in December when working the annual main show of Ensálsate, a Salsa Caleña cabaret with over 80 artists on stage, a live orchestra, 500 stunningly colourful costume changes, and a non-stop flow of breathtaking dance moves.

ETCP Portable Power Distribution Certification Exams Translated to French

17/01/2019 - Standards News

The Entertainment Technician Certification Programme (ETCP) ETCP has announced the exams for Portable Power Distribution Technician Examination will be available in French as of spring 2019.

Cadac spotlights continuing evolution of MegaCOMMS no compromise ‘audio first’ network

17/01/2019 - Equipment News

The growth of multi-purpose venues often means mixed-use environments are served by audio network systems that do not support the highest possible production values for music and event performance applications. Cadac’s MegaCOMMS enables music and event performances, of any scale, to be cost effectively staged – and venues permanently equipped – to studio quality levels of sonic performance providing unparalleled, minimal total through-system propagation delay, time-aligned, phase-coherent high-resolution audio, with up to 3072 channels over distances of up to two kilometres.

PixelFLEX introduces EF Series economical and efficient LED video display

17/01/2019 - Equipment News

Created to meet the high demands of budget-friendly, indoor video installations, the award-winning LED video manufacturer PixelFLEX has announced the new EF Series. With its economical and efficient design, the EF Series meets all the PixelFLEX standards for quality performance and reliability, while offering an innovative simplicity to installation and serviceability.

Limelite Lighting Colours the Ice

17/01/2019 - Production News

UK – Long before the Christmas period up until January 2019 the well known Royal Tunbridge Wells Ice rink in Kent is open for the public. During this time there are all kinds of activities like figure skating presentations, live music, choirs concerts.

Illumination specialist LED Creative supports Projection Artworks on a festive installation project at Luton Airport

17/01/2019 - Production News

UK – Housed in the easyJet hangar and featuring a sequence of scintillating visual projections mapped across an easyJet Airbus A320, the magical performance was choreographed to sync with a contemporary reworking of Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Showcontroller – New Laser Show and Multimedia Software released

17/01/2019 - Equipment News

Laserworld released Showcontroller – a new laser show control software that was specially designed for professional use. The software is designed as a suite with several parts to the program that cater for different kinds of laser show applications. Showcontroller was designed as intuitive, easy-to-use ILDA software for beginners up to high professional users.

KLANG adds Extra Dimension to Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds

17/01/2019 - Production News

UK – Composer Jeff Wayne’s War of The Worlds, a symphonic, progressive rock retelling of the H.G. Wells Classic, was released in 1978 and has since sold millions of copies around the world. The first album to be recorded on 48 tracks, it featured a number of high profile musicians including Justin Hayward, Phil Lynott, Julie Covington and David Essex, as well as the voice of legendary Welsh actor Richard Burton. Over many years, touring productions of War of the Worlds have received critical acclaim, huge public support and featured notable stars such as Russel Watson, Jason Donovan, Ricky Wilson and Joss Stone, playing principal roles. In 2018 Jeff Wayne took to the podium to conduct the latest version during a tour of UK arenas. Eight singers were accompanied by a nine-piece band and 36-strong orchestra to deliver the spectacular show to sold out audiences across the country.

Avolites Tiger Touch II Lights Up Dublin’s New Year Festival

17/01/2019 - Production News

Ireland – Thousands of people witnessed Dublin’s New Year Festival with a light show that illuminated the landmark Custom House and River Liffey. Lighting designer Matthew Kilmurry, of Kilmurry Design, controlled the spectacular effects using two Avolites Tiger Touch II consoles.

Martin Audio Announces Wavefront Precision Longbow (WPL): Scaleable Resolution Goes Further

17/01/2019 - Equipment News

Martin Audio has shrugged off any notion of January blues with the announcement of its latest optimised line array, adding to the popular Wavefront Precision Series with the Longbow (WPL) edition.

Allen & Heath Bolsters Installation Team with International Appointments

17/01/2019 - People News

Europe & USA – Allen & Heath has made two key international appointments as part of a wider expansion of its fast-growing installation team.

Yamaha Adds to its National Theatre Presence

17/01/2019 - Project News

UK – As one of the UK’s premiere performance venues, the National Theatre (NT) presents a wide-ranging programme. In 2018 a new permanent structure for corporate and other events was added to the roof space known as The Deck. A flexible audio system based on the Yamaha MRX7-D matrix processor has been installed, thanks partly to the unit’s success in providing show relay throughout the NT’s three theatres and other spaces.

Elation Introduces RAYZOR 760 with SparkLED Technology

16/01/2019 - Equipment News

When Elation Professional showed the new RAYZOR 760 LED luminaire with patent-pending SparkLED technology at trade shows in Europe and North America last autumn, the response from LDs on both sides of the Atlantic was overwhelmingly positive. Elation has now announced that the compact wash light – the first to feature Elation’s innovative SparkLED LED pixel effect system – is available from February in the US and Mexico and from March in Europe.

‘Shure Distribution UK’ becomes ‘Shure UK’ as the Company Focuses on Growth

16/01/2019 - Business News

UK – Shure, a leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics, has announced a change in its official business name “Shure Distribution UK” becoming “Shure UK.”

Alicante Shopping Mall Lit by PR Lighting Arc LED 1054 Twin-Head

16/01/2019 - Project News

Spain – The ultra-modern Centro Comercial Gran Via in Alicante is one of the foremost shopping malls in the city. Set on two floors it celebrated its busy Christmas season by installing a number of spectacular architectural colour-change effects from PR Lighting. These were supplied and installed by Sound Light Spain (SLS), the Chinese manufacturer’s long-term territory distributor.

Hear The Pro-Ribbon Difference at the NAMM Show

16/01/2019 - Event News

USA – In 2019, for the first time, the NAMM Show will present a showcase of line array and loudspeaker technologies, hosted in the real-world environment of California’s Anaheim Convention Center Arena. Each day of the show, audio professionals will be able to hear the difference that Alcons Audio’s pro-ribbon technology delivers.

Penn Elcom Upgrades and Expands Latch Line Creating New jobs

16/01/2019 - Business News

UK – Penn Elcom, leading global manufacturer of 19-inch racking and flight case hardware, has expanded the Latch producing line its Washington, Tyne & Wear base, adding three new jobs, and ten new machines as part of a £50,000 investment to update and expand its production of latching mechanisms.

S+H Twinkles on TV for Christmas

16/01/2019 - Production News

UK – Ilfracombe-based S+H Technical, specialist for LED visual effects, drapes and starcloths, supplied 550 square metres of its LED starcloth product to help realise designer Joshua Grace’s set for ITV’s Best Christmas Ever.

Willie Nelson Tribute Shines with Bandit Lites and Mark Carver

16/01/2019 - Production News

USA – There are legendary performances and there are legendary performers, and every so often, those two things cross for a night of epic music. Bandit Lites had the honour of providing the lighting package for Willie: Life & Songs of an American Outlaw.

A Rupert Neve Designs 5088 for Nashville’s Historic RCA Studio B

16/01/2019 - Project News

USA – Historic RCA Studio B first opened in 1957 on what would become Nashville’s world-famous Music Row. Today, Studio B is operated by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in partnership with the Mike Curb Family Foundation, with a mission to preserve it as a legacy landmark in the rich history of popular music in Nashville and the United States. The studio is now home to a new 24-input Rupert Neve Designs 5088 console loaded with Shelford 5052 mic preamp / inductor EQ modules.

IPS Supports Back to Back Film Premieres with Chauvet Professional PVP Panels

16/01/2019 - Production News

UK – At the recent double premiere of the 2018 post-apocalyptic adventure films Mortal Engines and Aquaman in London’s Leicester Square, the red carpet was suitably soaked in a fittingly post-apocalyptic two-day torrential rainstorm.

Serapid Group announces the official opening of its Asian subsidiary: Serapid Singapore PTE LTD

16/01/2019 - Business News

Singapore – Serapid Group, a leading supplier of lifts, quick die change and horizontal transfer systems, has announced that, as part of its international growth strategy, Serapid has opened a new company in Singapore, with Robert Degenkolb, formerly of J.R. Clancy, joining the organisation as managing director.

Anne-Marie relies on DiGiCo all around the globe

16/01/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Over the last three years, Anne-Marie's musical evolution has been nothing short of seismic: she has gone from playing to 300 people in a club, to 360,000 people over four days at Wembley Stadium alongside Ed Sheeran. Not bad. In that time, she's also guested on mega hit single, Rockabye, with GRAMMY-winning pop trio, Clean Bandit and her debut studio record, Speak Your Mind, peaked at number three in the UK Albums Chart in 2018. Now, she is touring the album, and both FOH and monitor engineers are working on DiGiCo SD12s, with the consoles supplied by Audiotech UK, which splits audio rental duties with Production North.

Marr’s Journey to EartH

16/01/2019 - Production News

UK – Johnny Marr, one of the UK's most prolific songwriters, producers, and collaborators has been on the road again, this time with his fourth solo studio album, Call the Comet. The former founding lead guitarist of The Smiths has forged a shining solo career since his debut album in 2013, bringing his latest UK journey to a stellar conclusion with a sold-out date at EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), London, which boasts the first permanent installation of L-Acoustics' L-ISA immersive hyperreal sound technology in a European live music venue.

A.C. Entertainment Technologies Unveils Leading Film and TV Solutions at BSC Expo 2019

16/01/2019 - Event News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) will demonstrate exclusive highlights from its one-stop inventory of complete lighting, control, grip, infrastructure and consumables solutions for the world of film, TV and broadcast at BSC Expo 2019, Battersea Evolution, London, 1st - 2nd February.

dLive “Core of Show” for Gary Numan’s Orchestral Tour

16/01/2019 - Production News

UK – Late 2018 saw the return of electronic pioneer Gary Numan on his epic orchestral tour, featuring six exclusive UK shows, including one at the Royal Albert Hall, accompanied by the 16-piece Skaparis Orchestra and an Allen & Heath dLive system handling monitor world.

Stage|Set|Scenery partners with event organisers’ association

16/01/2019 - Event News

Germany – Be it at a traditional congress or an interactive bar camp, event organisers are trendsetters are often confronted with the challenge of finding new ways to realise an event. In that sense event technology is very important, not simply in order to shine the spotlight on speakers at a congress and transmit a clear message acoustically. The object is to transform an event into a genuine experience. New technology such as virtual and augmented reality is playing an increasingly important role. Furthermore, the meeting and event industry benefits from a dialogue between theatres, museums and other cultural institutions. Stage|Set|Scenery, which will be taking place from 18 to 20 June on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds and for the first time will be partnering with the Association of Event Organisers (VDVO), is the right platform for this dialogue.

POLAR appoints Adrian Hamilton

16/01/2019 - People News

Ireland – POLAR, established supplier of key industry brands to the installation, MI and professional audio markets, has appointed Adrian Hamilton to the post of business development manager for Ireland. Having studied electronic engineering, Adrian moved into IT before combining his fields of expertise to forge an impressive 25 year career in AVIT. He possesses a wealth of international experience across the sector, having developed his career in South Africa before moving via Dubai to Singapore, where he spent seven years as technical manager for AMX by HARMAN. Based near Dublin, Adrian offers POLAR a formidable set of technical skills, combined with experience of leadership in senior management positions.

Community IV6 Loaded Christmas Tree Sounds Great for 25 Nights of Northern Lights Festival

15/01/2019 - Production News

USA – BayPort Credit Union’s 25 Nights of Northern Lights is an annual holiday event held from the 1st to the 25th of December in the city centre at Oyster Point in Newport News, Virginia. Situated by the lakeside with its 400-foot fountain, a 50-foot tall pixel-mapped Christmas tree forms the focal point of the festival which includes seasonal events, vendors and street performers as well as a light show that is tied to the tree and includes elements surrounding the fountain.

BLUMANO Launches Netherlands Operation

15/01/2019 - Business News

The Netherlands – BLUMANO, engineering consultancy for design and safety in the entertainment industry is expanding its operation with the announcement of BLUMANO Netherlands. This prime west European base will work in close collaboration with the existing offices of BLUMANO in the UK and in Italy.

Robe Helps Paint the Town Orange

15/01/2019 - Production News

Columbia – Arbol Naranja (Orange Tree) is an event organiser and creative agency that more recently also became an equipment rental company called Circuito Naranja, initially to service its own shows and clients, then expanding into a proactive new division of the business.

Audiolux stocks up with 100 Claypaky Axcor Profile 600s

15/01/2019 - Production News

Italy – Audiolux is one of the first Italian rental companies to stock up with a large number of Axcor Profile 600s. Claypaky has recently launched this LED spot profiler on the market and it has been an immediate great success among industry professionals and workers.

The Royal Opera House opens the Linbury Theatre, the West End’s newest and most intimate venue

15/01/2019 - Production News

UK - On Thursday, 17 January, the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Theatre, the West End’s newest and most intimate venue, opens with its first live performance. Extensively redesigned and refurbished as part of the ROH’s Open Up project, London’s latest state-of-the-art theatre will open with TRIOConcertDance, a mixed programme of contemporary choreography. Performed by Alessandra Ferri, Herman Cornejo and Bruce Levingston, TRIOConcertDance features a series of UK premieres, and showcases the Linbury Theatre as The Royal Ballet’s new innovative and international stage for dance.

Chauvet Professional ÉPIX Fixtures Add Sparkle to Berlin’s NYE Celebration

15/01/2019 - Production News

Germany – The Brandenburg Gate has seen New Year’s Eve come and go over 225 times, but the historic structure has never shined quite like it did this 31 December 31. An estimated one million NYE revellers gathered along a two-kilometre route that culminated at the landmark for New Year's Eve in Berlin GmbH. There, in the shadow of the famous gate, international stars like DJ Bobo, Alice Merton, Bonnie Tyler and the Village People appeared on the Genesis Stage. Providing visual support for their performances was a dazzling light show that featured Chauvet Professional ÉPIX Strip IP fixtures deployed by TLT Event AG.

It’s a Happy New Theatre Year for White Light

15/01/2019 - Production News

UK – White Light is welcoming in 2019 by supplying a range of theatre shows in London’s West End as well as touring productions across the country.

A.C. Entertainment Technologies Selected to Distribute Work Pro Audio

15/01/2019 - Business News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) has been selected to provide distribution for the Valencia-based Work Pro Audio brand's range of high quality solutions for the installations market.

A-Team Plus invests in X4 Bars for Clockenflap Festival

15/01/2019 - Production News

Hong Kong – Clockenflap Music and Arts Festival, which takes place annually on Hong Kong’s central harbour-front event space, once again proved a major success. This year’s headliners included names such as David Byrne, Erykah Badu, Jarvis Cocker, Interpol, The Vaccines, Khalid and Wolf Alice, which delighted the crowds of more than 60,000.

Martin lighting, Admiral staging, and TiMax to exhibit at Stage Electrics’ Showcase

14/01/2019 - Event News

UK – Stage Electrics has announced that Martin lighting, Admiral staging, and TiMax will also be exhibiting at the broadcast and theatre equipment Showcase on the 30th of January 2019.

Yamaha and Nexo Bring State-of-the-Art Sound to Arena Pays d’Aix

14/01/2019 - Project News

France – Arena Pays d'Aix is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose venue which can house audiences of up to 8500. Designed to host a wide range of events, a Yamaha and Nexo audio system delivers high quality, flexible audio throughout the arena complex.

Elation Innovation Coming to 2019 NAMM Show

14/01/2019 - Event News

USA – Visitors to the NAMM Show 24-27 January at the Anaheim Convention Center will be able to see some of Elation’s latest lighting innovations at Booth #11542 in Hall A. The NAMM Show is North America's largest trade show for music industry products and the perfect opportunity to talk to a qualified Elation professional about bringing your lighting system to the next level.

Renkus-Heinz ICONYX Brings Clarity at Houston's First Presbyterian

14/01/2019 - Project News

USA – First Presbyterian Church was born when now-mighty Houston was a dusty, two-year-old town in the Texas Republic, so it is fair to say the city and the church grew up together. Today's First Presbyterian resides on a sizeable campus of a dozen buildings in Houston's Museum District. Unfortunately, the acoustics of the church's main sanctuary turned the spoken word into an unintelligible mess, so First Presbyterian turned to acoustician Wade Worley of Worley Acoustics, who turned to Renkus-Heinz ICONYX digitally steerable arrays.

Mackie Celebrates 30 Years Running

14/01/2019 - Event News

USA – Mackie has announced 30 years since it made its mark on the pro audio industry and is celebrating all the incredible customers that have made it possible. Mackie's history is full of breakthrough products which have gone on to create and define a number of new categories like the LM-1602 that was originally shown at The NAMM Show in 1989, and other classics like the CR-1604, HR824, SRM450 and MCU. Over the past three decades, pushing the industry forward with innovative designs, Mackie has delivered professional sound quality and "Built-Like-a-Tank" reliability at a price working musicians and engineers could afford since 1989.

Adlib Rides Shotgun with George Ezra

14/01/2019 - Production News

Europe – Making sure the sonic pace and quality every bit reflected the success and buzz that is surrounding UK singer/songwriter George Ezra, Adlib supplied L-Acoustics ‘racks-and-stacks’ for the most recent UK and European tour by the talented chart-topping young artist.

Robe Gets the Cream at Spilt Milk Festival

14/01/2019 - Production News

Australia – Music, food, art, friends and Robe moving lights set the tone for the 2018 Spilt Milk Festival staged in Commonwealth Park in Canberra, the third year for this ever-growing event on the Australian festival calendar, established in 2016 by Kicks Entertainment.

On Event Production Co. Creates Sizzling Looks for Rio Carnival Christmas Party with Chauvet Professional

14/01/2019 - Production News

UK – (For Immediate Release) – Beautiful beaches, tasty Caipirinhas and soulful music: probably enough reasons to justify why over two-million people travel to the Rio de Janeiro carnival in Brazil each year. Naturally, when the team at Vivid Experience decided upon this exotic South American festival atmosphere as the theme for the Athena Christmas party in the cold East Midlands region of the UK, they knew that recreating this warm-weather carnival atmosphere was not going to be a simple task.

Twenty-one metre long 4K resolution animated display dropping jaws in new museum

14/01/2019 - Project News

Russia – A new museum in Sviyazhsk, Russia, wanted to generate a jaw-dropping effect on visitors as they enter the hall by creating a 21 metre long animated panorama.

ETC lights leading news channel Al Arabiya, 24/7

14/01/2019 - Project News

Dubai – For over ten years, an ETC Eos Classic has been used to light the broadcast studio of leading TV news channel Al Arabiya, 24 hours a day, seven days a week live on air without any technical faults.

Bart Kresa’s Sviatavoid projection sculpture to debut at ISE 2019

11/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Panasonic Business and Integrated Systems Europe are joining forces to bring Bart Kresa’s (pictured) newest projection mapping show piece to ISE 2019.

Highlite International at the 2019 edition of ISE

11/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Highlite International BV will be present during Integrated Systems Europe, ISE 2019 from 5 to 8 February at the RAI in Amsterdam, hall 7, stand Y190. At the Highlite stand various installation solutions from DAP Audio, visuals from DMT Premiere LED screens, effect lighting from Showtec and Infinity with the Furion and Signature series will be showcased.

Lindenwood University’s J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts Chooses L-Acoustics

11/01/2019 - Project News

USA – Named for local businessman and philanthropist Jerry Scheidegger, the J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on the campus of St. Charles, Missouri’s Lindenwood University is a $32 million, state-of-the-art educational and performing arts complex. The 138,000-square-foot facility’s main theatre, the 1,200-seat Lindenwood Theater, can be a challenging acoustical space, with its high interior and ceiling weight load restrictions. The school’s ambitious theatre programme also adds its own specialised requirements. Thankfully, an L-Acoustics Kara sound system recently installed there by St. Louis-based Logic Systems addresses both the acoustic and artistic requirements with ease.

Putting Beauty into The Beast

11/01/2019 - Production News

UK – It’s panto time again in the UK with the slapstick, craziness and innuendos flying as fast as a foam pie in the face!

Solaris Flares and Mozarts Featured on The Voice and World of Dance

11/01/2019 - Production News

USA – Over the past year, Emmy Award winning designer Oscar Dominguez added significantly to the selection of Solaris fixtures used on his many projects, including NBC’s The Voice, and World of Dance. Recently, up to 124 Solaris Flare Rayzrs were added to the main stage of The Voice, for featured artists’ guest spots, as well as for contestants’ live, final rounds performances. Oscar also used up to almost 1,000 Solaris Mozart fixtures in unique, innovative ways on various sets.

HHB Communications Canada Appointed as Exclusive Canadian Distributor for sE Electronics

11/01/2019 - Business News

Canada – HHB Communications Canada has announced its appointment as the exclusive Canadian distributor of sE Electronics, an innovative manufacturer of microphones and accessories.

Thomas Boets Creates Setting for Red Bull Elektropedia Awards with Chauvet Professional

11/01/2019 - Production News

Belgium – The massive art deco building bordering the Ixelles Ponds at the edge of the iconic Place Flagey Square has been at the heart of Belgium’s rich musical and cultural history since it opened in the 1930s. It was within this structure’s ochre yellow sandstone walls that the country’s national broadcast service, BRT, was born.

Prolyte intensifies international expansion

11/01/2019 - Business News

Worldwide – Following the opening of the ultra-modern production site in Romania in 2016 and the North American office in the USA in 2018, Prolyte Group has announced its next steps to grow on all frontiers.

dLive Handles 50-Year Jubilee Concert for Russian Pop Sensation

11/01/2019 - Production News

Russia – Allen & Heath’s dLive series recently supported one of Russia’s biggest pop star’s, Leonid Agutin, during his recent 50-year jubilee show held at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow. The show also featured performances from many famous Russian artists, as well as special guests such as the Jazz-trumpet player, Arturo Sandoval and guitarist, Al Di Meola.

L-Acoustics K1/K2 system has it covered at the Bird’s Nest

11/01/2019 - Production News

China – Zhang Jie (张杰), also known as Jason Zhang, is a musical phenomenon in China. He started out on the My Show TV talent contest in 2004 and has since released 12 studio albums. His latest Future Live tour has filled stadiums across the nation, including a show at the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest) for 80,000 fans, which sold out in just over two and a half minutes and set new records for a live streamed event via Tencent with over 100 million viewers.

APS Ltd. Invests in Elation Proteus, Smarty Hybrid

10/01/2019 - Production News

UK – APS Ltd. (Alexander Production Services) of the UK has strengthened its in-house stock of entertainment technology through delivery of Elation’s all-weather Proteus Hybrid moving head and multi-functional Smarty Hybrid moving head.

DPA Microphones Appoints a New Distributor in the Philippines

10/01/2019 - Business News

The Philippines – DPA Microphones has announced the appointment of Music & Audio Solutions & Services as its new distributor in the Philippines, with immediate effect and across all markets including live sound, House of Worship, broadcast, pro audio, film and theatre.

Another Bumper Panto Season for HSL

10/01/2019 - Production News

UK – Lighting and visuals rental specialist HSL supplied lighting equipment to 32 high profile Qdos pantomime productions all over the UK for their 2018-19 season, together with a full rigging (truss and motors package) plus Kinesys automation for “Cinderella” at Glasgow’s SEC.

High End Systems opens entries for Hog Factor 2019 – Prolight + Sound

10/01/2019 - Event News

Germany – High End Systems has announced that entries are now open for Hog Factor 2019, taking place at Prolight + Sound on the 3rd April in Frankfurt. Open to all aspiring lighting practitioners, university students and apprentices, the competition is back on a bigger scale than ever before, welcoming entrants from across Europe, Africa and the Middle East regions.

Blackberry Farm Celebrates 2019 with Bandit Lites

10/01/2019 - Production News

USA – Bandit Lites helped usher in 2019 at the world-famous Blackberry Farm luxury resort by providing a custom lighting package for its glamorous New Year’s Eve soiree. Festivities at Bramble Hall included a live band and curated menus from their award-winning chefs.

Pulse Lighting Taps Ayrton Ghibli and Mistral Fixtures for Jason Isbell’s Ryman Residency

10/01/2019 - Production News

USA – Americana rocker Jason Isbell recently completed a sold-out, six-night residency at the Ryman Auditorium, the iconic live performance venue in Nashville. Pulse Lighting’s Ayrton Ghibli and Mistral fixtures helped light up Isbell’s shows, which have become an annual event for his fans.

Mike Grabowski Enhances Backdrop for Times Square NYE Broadcast With COLORado Solo Batten

10/01/2019 - Production News

USA – Millions of viewers welcomed 2019 by watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. They saw stars like Christina Aguilera, Bastille and New Kids On The Block welcome in the New Year on the Midnight Countdown Stage, a surprisingly small open structure perched over the one million celebrants who crowded every inch of Times Square. They also watched in anticipation, as they do every year, as the giant ball dropped from atop One Times Square at midnight.

Claypaky's architectural lights illuminate the nativity scene in St. Peter's Square

10/01/2019 - Production News

Rome – Just for the 2018 Christmas holidays, the Vatican City has set up a unique, highly original nativity scene in St. Peter's Square, with a distinctive fundamental feature: it is made of sand!

Martin Audio Announces Case Kuehn as President of Martin Audio North America

10/01/2019 - People News

USA – Martin Audio has announced that with immediate effect, Case Kuehn (pictured) has joined the company as president of Martin Audio North America LLC.

Green Hippo takes control and goes ‘beyond content’ at ISE 2019

10/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Green Hippo, the manufacturer of multi award-winning Hippotizer media servers, is set for an all-embracing ISE 2019. The company, renowned for its hugely popular range of Hippotizer media servers, will operate its own stand (Hall 5, stand W100) where visitors will receive a comprehensive introduction and demonstration of the latest software and hardware development. Attendees can also understand more about Green Hippo’s 3D mapping workflow, demonstrated at numerous global events and projects such as Eurovision Song Contest 2018 and ‘Energy City’ at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Alcons Gains a New Legion of Fans at Hollywood’s Post 43

10/01/2019 - Project News

USA – Founded in 1919 by First World War veterans working in the motion picture industry, the American Legion’s Post 43 became a Hollywood icon, with members including Clark Gable, Charlton Heston, Mickey Rooney, Ronald Reagan and more. A major project to update the post’s auditorium has put it back at the centre of the Los Angeles community, with Alcons Audio playing the starring role.

RCF Undertakes Major Install Monitor Series Upgrade

10/01/2019 - Equipment News

RCF has announced a major revamp of its popular MR Monitor Series, upgrading the components to deliver an improved sound, while at the same time restyling the enclosures.

RCF Extends HDL System Approach with New RDNet On-Board

10/01/2019 - Equipment News

RCF’s best selling HDL range of composite line array enclosures has received a further boost with the announcement of two new models, all with optimised control, since all have the latest version of RDNet, RCF’s proprietary monitoring and management platform, on-board.

Artiste Picasso Heads Elation Package for 2018 Inc. 5000 Awards Gala

10/01/2019 - Production News

USA - For the second year running, Florida-based live event production company, J. Thor Productions, was called on to light the black-tie awards ceremony at the Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala. Used to paint and texture a set dominated by geometric shapes was Elation’s new Artiste Picasso LED moving head as part of a larger Elation lighting package.

Beckhoff to showcase latest technologies at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE)

10/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Throughout this year’s ISE exhibition, automation technology specialist Beckhoff will be demonstrating how stage and show technology, AV and multimedia communications, and building technology applications can be integrated into a single control platform.

GDS Takes Saxon Church out of Dark Age

09/01/2019 - Project News

UK – St Mary’s Church in Standon, Hertfordshire is a Grade 1 listed building whose original structure dates back to Saxon times. Bequeathed to the Knights of St John in the 12th century, this beautiful processional church has experienced many architectural embellishments over the years, all of which have served to add to its character as a significant link to a rich historical past. In continuous use for hundreds of years, St Mary’s remains a hub of the local community, where alongside vibrant congregational worship, it is used for concerts, recitals and events, attracting local audiences as well as visitors from further afield. The church is supported by an independent charity which works to preserve and restore the ancient building, as well as by a host of local volunteers who keep its extensive churchyard in good order.

Meyer Sound Highlights UP-4slim System and Immersive Demo at NAMM Show

09/01/2019 - Event News

USA – The Meyer Sound booth (17800) at the 2019 NAMM Show will feature a display of the new UP-4slim system while also offering the content creation community an opportunity to experience a 7.1.4 immersive demo using Amie precision studio monitors in a small studio environment.

Demand builds Bridges

09/01/2019 - Production News

North America & Europe – For Josh Groban, two months hard touring through North America in the autumn was followed by a whirlwind sprint through some scattered corners of Europe. With Christmas day already in sight, Groban played arenas in London and Manchester in the UK, Dublin in Ireland, and Krakow, Poland, all in the space of seven days. Possessing the pipes of an opera singer, Groban’s voice takes centre stage, the main reason why production manager Zito focused his attention on sound. “I have to admit, going into this project the biggest concern I had was audio. The audio needs are very demanding.”

Eric Cathcart Gets Retro for Greta Van Fleet Tour with Chauvet Professional

09/01/2019 - Production News

USA – When Eric Cathcart got the call to create a lighting design for Greta Van Fleet, he didn’t view it as an open-ended gig. “My friends from Premier Global Productions brought me to the table to design and program a show. At the time, the idea was to turn it over to a director for the tour,” said Cathcart, owner of Bigtime Lighting Design.

Bandit Lights Largest Nashville New Years Eve Bash Ever

09/01/2019 - Production News

USA – “Music City Midnight” returned to the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park with a massive lighting package once again provided by Bandit Lites. Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp reported the largest turn out in the event’s ten-year history, with approximately 175,000 to 200,000 in attendance to ring in 2019 with live music from Keith Urban, Peter Frampton, Brett Young, and Judah and the Lion and a dazzling music note ball drop.

Newest (and Smallest) Microphone Series by DPA Microphones Presented at NAMM 2019

09/01/2019 - Event News

USA – Making its NAMM debut (North Hall, Level 2, Booth 18507), DPA Microphones will be showcasing its smallest high-end pro audio microphone capsule, the d:screet CORE 6060, 6061 subminiature microphones and the d:fine CORE 6066 subminiature headset microphone. In addition, DPA’s d:vote CORE 4099 instrument microphone and d:facto 4018VL linear vocal microphone will be used during live in-booth performances throughout the show. DPA will also be participating in a variety of educational sessions as well as supplying mics for several NAMM events.

ROE Visual to Bring Next-Level Integration and a 6k Viewing Experience to ISE

09/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Presenting its visitors with an unmatched viewing experience in 6K, ROE Visual is gearing up for ISE 2019 with a new selection of outstanding products and integration options aimed at the rental and system integration markets they serve. ROE Visual is located in Hall 12, stand F50.

Christie introduces omnidirectional APS Series of 3LCD laser projectors with five-year warranty and 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio

09/01/2019 - Equipment News

The new Christie APS Series of 3LCD laser projectors have been launched and are shipping now. They deliver up to 6,500 ISO lumens, which is among the brightest in the industry for this class of projector. The Christie LWU650-APS and Christie LWU530-APS have a five-year or 10,000 Hour warranty (whichever occurs first) and 3,000,000:1 contrast ratio, creating an unmatched combination of contrast ratio, brightness, warranty, durability and affordability.

PLASA announces changes to its Board

09/01/2019 - People News

UK – PLASA has announced the latest changes to its board, which sees Koy Neminathan join as the manufacturer’s representative and Matt Lloyd appointed as vice-chair. These changes were voted for by PLASA manufacturer members and board members respectively, and the terms began at the beginning of 2019.

New Year, New Gear – Protec reflects on 2018 and gives an insight into what to expect in 2019

09/01/2019 - Production News

Worldwide - Protec started 2018 with a big announcement and an even bigger vision for the year ahead. The Protec group expanded to include Protec European Events based in the UK and has extended its global reach to include events this past year as far flung as Rwanda. Also, opening an office and warehouse in Saudi Arabia to offer its clients a service on their doorstep meant a significant growth in resources to avail of the burgeoning events industry there.

Wuhan JinMu Carnival welcomes 2019 with NEXT-proaudio

09/01/2019 - Production News

China – Wuhan JinMu Carnival in Wuhan City, China welcomes 2019 with NEXT-proaudio at Wuhan Expo Park, with a fantastic line-up including some of the top Chinese Hip-hop artists. The festival was headlined by the top Chinese artists such as Tizzy T, AY, Dom. T, Ryan. B, Kungfu Pen, DamnShine, etc.

Lighting the Stars Lands in Vietnam

09/01/2019 - Production News

Vietnam – The ‘Lighting the Stars’ series of conferences featuring internationally renowned lighting designer Patrick Woodroffe landed in Ho Chi Minh City in November with the aim of celebrating lighting and discussing its future.

Arun Kumar to spearhead Genelec growth in Asia and Middle East

09/01/2019 - People News

Asia and Middle East – Genelec is set to greatly expand its presence within the flourishing AV and home audio markets of Asia and the Middle East, following the high-profile appointment of Arun Kumar to the post of regional business manager.

Martin Garrix launches ANIMA

08/01/2019 - Production News

The Netherlands – Dutch superstar DJ Martin Garrix launched his new “ANIMA” live performance concept with two high-energy, high-profile nights at Amsterdam’s RAI with the five-day 2018 Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) festival and conference as the backdrop, an event drawing dance music, media and technology professionals and enthusiasts from worldwide to this vibrant city right at the hub of dance music culture.

PixelFLEX takes the court at the Carolina Basketball Museum

08/01/2019 - Project News

USA – Located on the campus of the University of North Carolina, the Carolina Basketball Museum originally opened in 2008 and chronicles the history of the UNC basketball programme. Highlighting Carolina’s numerous NCAA and ACC Championships, along with the players, coaches and staff members that made it all possible, the interactive museum recently underwent a renovation on the heels of its 7th National Championship. Working with the experiential brand specialists at Advent, the museum wanted to update its main video display as part of the branding refresh, and they did so using a 2.8mm FLEXTour LED video solution from PixelFLEX.

Jack Thomas Helps Damien Escobar Bridge Centuries with Chauvet Professional

08/01/2019 - Production News

USA – Damien Escobar concerts invariably draw a diverse audience that includes classical music aficionados and hip-hop fans. That’s not surprising. Spanning centuries and cultures, the Julliard-educated Emmy-Award winner pushes his violin in ways that Bach and Vivaldi probably never imagined, as he weaves between old and new musical genres to create a richly textured sound that is at turns challenging and gentle.

AV Marketing Finland Takes on Martin Audio Distribution

08/01/2019 - Business News

Finland – When AV Marketing Finland hired Jyrki Mäkinen late last year it was with a view to boosting its already enviable portfolio of distributed AV, public address and conference systems, via further excursions into pro audio.

TiMax sets new standards in immersive audio at ISE2019

08/01/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – UK immersive audio and show control specialist OutBoard will demo the TiMax 500-series software, setting new standards for immersive spatial audio rendering and show programming workflows in live, presentation and experience applications, also featuring selectable skins optimised for outdoors and show conditions.

Soundbox Delivers Agile Elation Package for Billy Talent Canadian Tour

08/01/2019 - Production News

Canada – When Canadian rock band Billy Talent found themselves with a tight schedule of European and Canadian dates that made it impractical and prohibitively expensive to ship their integrated set back and forth across the pond, LD Colin Moore recreated the signature effects for the Canadian shows using Elation Cuepix Batten and ACL 360 Bar fixtures provided by Ontario’s Soundbox Productions.

DiGiCo theatre software essential for historic Japanese theatre

08/01/2019 - Project News

Japan – Japan’s Imperial Theatre, located in central Tokyo along with a host of important facilities such as the Imperial Palace and the Congress, is the country’s most historic theatre. Built in 1911 in a Renaissance architectural style, it gained popularity as the first European style theatre in Japan. During the summer, as part of a refurbishment project, the theatre’s audio system was upgraded and now includes DiGiCo SD7T and SD10T consoles.

MyT Folding Steroid Roof System dominates in Naples

07/01/2019 - Business News

LITEC has just released a new video on dedicated to its MyT Folding Steroid Roof System, which was chosen for an extremely large and successful tribute concert in Naples, Italy that celebrated the life and songs of Italian singer Pino Daniele.

Turning the Paulskirche Blue for Human Rights Day

07/01/2019 - Production News

Germany – Two-hundred-and fifty Astera battery powered, wirelessly controlled LED lighting fixtures made a spectacular impact in Frankfurt, lighting the iconic Paulskirche building for the 70th anniversary of Human Rights Day on 10th December 2018.

Glenn Ottenbacher Reflects Spirit of Hmong Band with Chauvet Professional Rogue Fixtures

07/01/2019 - Production News

USA – Glenn Ottenbacher couldn’t understand many of the words Sudden Rush was singing when the rock band performed before a sold-out crowd at the Muse Event Center. But the lighting designer and owner of AGS Event Productions felt the passion of the Hmong quintet’s music, which was honed by centuries of diaspora, struggle, and an unrelenting drive to overcome adversity.

BackStage Pass: Reflections on Life in the Theatre

07/01/2019 - Business News

BackStage Pass has announced the release of the latest in the ongoing series of video interviews with people who have helped create the history and shape the future of the live entertainment industry. This interview highlights George and Josh Jacobstein, the Owner and COO, respectively, of Rose Brand, the largest supplier of theatrical fabric and stage curtains in North America.

Stage Electrics Appointed in the Development of Leeds Beckett’s Creative Arts Building

04/01/2019 - Project News

UK – Stage Electrics has been appointed to supply film & TV studio lighting hoists, production lighting, sound, video and comms infrastructure and motorised grid systems at Leeds Beckett’s new state of the art building that will become home to its School of Film and Music & Performing Arts department. The scope of the contract covers five film & TV studios, three performing arts studios, music studios and mixing and screening rooms, a 180-seat theatre, an 80-seat studio theatre and a 230-seat cinema for film screenings.

Simon Horn Creates Unique Looks at Cream Weekender with MagicQ MQ500 Stadium

04/01/2019 - Production News

UK – Simon Horn kicked off the 2018 holiday season with a sleep-deprived weekend. As the sole designer, programmer and operator at Cream Weekender’s main Skyline Pavilion Stage, he spent most of his time between 7th and 9th December running the light show for a large and diverse mix of DJ stars on his ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium console with a Stadium Wing.

NEXT-proaudio introduces N-RAK

04/01/2019 - Equipment News

NEXT-proaudio has developed a unified rack solution, N-RAK, designed for optimum performance flexibility and setup simplicity. The new rack was configured to interface seamlessly allowing multiple configurations for the entire NEXT-proaudio’s product range. Consisting in a family of four different models, N-RAK 20, N-RAK40, N-RAK60, N-RAK80, all the N-Raks are equipped with Powersoft X8 and/or X4 amplifiers, featuring Dante audio networking functionality (optional).

L-Acoustics Reinforces Product Management and Application Touring Teams

04/01/2019 - People News

USA – Providing robust, location-based application support to certified providers and end users has always been central to L-Acoustics ambition to serve international touring markets. Since 2010, in his role as head of US touring support, Scott Sugden has contributed substantially to the success of L-Acoustics touring markets in North America. Sugden’s expertise and the deep relationships that he has forged throughout the industry over the years will constitute an asset as he assumes the position of product manager, reporting to Jeff Rocha, director, product management.

L-Acoustics K2 is a Perfect Fit for First Festningen Festival

04/01/2019 - Production News

Norway – Even before Norway's inaugural Festningen festival began, event organisers Momentium, Trondheim Live and Sky Agency promised a 'magical experience' for all. Public reaction bore that out, and the event has now claimed the top spot as Central Norway's largest and most successful EDM, pop, hip hop, and urban music event, with Festningen 2019 already confirmed for next summer.

Chroma-Q Inspire Mini Delivers Versatile Performance for Liverpool Philharmonic's Music Room

04/01/2019 - Project News

UK – Liverpool Philharmonic has invested in Chroma-Q Inspire Mini LED fixtures for its Music Room to provide high quality, flexible house lighting.

DPA Microphones Appoints Thomas Frederiksen as Vice President of Sales for the APAC Region

04/01/2019 - People News

Hong Kong – DPA Microphones has announced the appointment of Thomas Frederiksen as its new vice president of sales for the APAC region.

HSL Gets Hysterical for Def Leppard

03/01/2019 - Production News

UK & Ireland – Rock legends Def Leppard continued their 2018-19 “Hysteria” tour in UK and Irish arenas just before Christmas, celebrating 31 years since the release of their seminal Hysteria album, which was played in its entirety in track order, reaching out to their many fans, both original and new.

Ollie Wilkinson Creates Stunning Backdrop For NHS Awards with Chauvet Professional

03/01/2019 - Production News

UK – The National Health Service has been providing the UK with world-class universal healthcare since its introduction in 1948. Key to the longevity of this national institution is, without a doubt, the dedication of the loyal staff who maintain the hospitals, clinics, specialists and drop-in centres throughout the nation.

NEXT-proaudio introduces the new LA122.v2

03/01/2019 - Equipment News

The new LA122.v2 joins the LA family and is the redesigned version of the popular LA122, integrating exactly the same internal components into a smaller and lighter box.

Concept Audio to Distribute Powersoft in Malaysia

02/01/2019 - Business News

Malaysia – Powersoft has appointed Concept Audio as a distributor in Malaysia, further underlining the company’s commitment to discovering the untapped potential of new markets in the APAC territories.

Entedi Ltd – New Elation Distributor in UK

02/01/2019 - Business News

UK – Elation Professional has announced that technology equipment solutions provider

John Farr Lighting Design Takes Flight at National air And Space Museum with Chauvet Professional

02/01/2019 - Project News

USA – Even the most jaded visitors can’t help but feel a child-like sense of awe and amazement when walking through the Boeing Milestone of Flight Hall at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum. Look one way, and they’ll see the Apollo 11 command module that landed the first astronauts on the moon. Beyond that there is the Spirit of St. Louis, the tiny propeller-driven plane that took Charles Lindbergh on his historic flight across the Atlantic. A little further on is the Wright Brothers’ original flying machine.

Tirso Lighting Goes All Elation LED for Upper Manhattan’s Bar 151

02/01/2019 - Project News

USA – Tirso Lighting has installed an all-LED Elation lighting package for another Wahi Group club opening in northern Manhattan, this time Bar 151, an upscale lounge and performance space in the neighbourhood of Inwood, a quieter and more affordable enclave of New York City that has become increasingly popular of late.

Zach Scott Powers Hi-Rez Competition at Atlanta DreamHack With MagicQ MQ500 Stadium

02/01/2019 - Production News

USA – Early in his career, Zach Scott found part-time work supplying small-scale audio and lighting packages to a local video gaming venue in Chicago. One of its managers, Brad Weir, later branched out to organise gaming tournaments across the mid-west.

Claypaky’s Multifunctional Mythos 2 delivers for Nothing But Thieves

02/01/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Claypaky Mythos 2 fixtures have accompanied British alternative rock band Nothing But Thieves (NBT) on their extensive tour around Europe and the United States. The band’s long-term lighting designer Steve Bewley specified the Mythos 2 for the fixture’s versatility to help him to deliver a dramatic and dynamic set.

DiGiCo Sparkles at America’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

02/01/2019 - Production News

USA – On Christmas Eve, 1923, President Calvin Coolidge walked from the White House to the Ellipse and pushed a single button to light a 48-foot Balsam fir, the first National Christmas Tree, as enthusiastic spectators looked on.

Glenn Ottenbacher Gives Dual Tribute Shows Distinct Moods with Rouge FX-B Fixtures

02/01/2019 - Production News

USA – How do you give each band on a co-headlined show a unique look when both your budget and the number of fixtures in your rig are limited? Glenn Ottenbacher faced this challenge recently when he lit a sold-out appearance by two well-known tribute bands at Wisconsin’s Stefanie H. Weill Center. He came up with a solution, thanks in part to the Chauvet Professional Rogue R1 FX-B.

L-Acoustics K1 and K2 Rise Up on the Revolution 3 Tour

02/01/2019 - Production News

USA – In what was arguably the highlight of this year’s run of ’80s/’90s tours, alternative rockers Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, and The Cult joined forces and stormed North America for their six-week, 20-date Revolution 3 Tour. Escondido, California-based Sound Image served as the touring sound reinforcement provider for the triple-headliner trek of amphitheatres and arenas, and supplied a full L-Acoustics K1/K2 loudspeaker package at the specific request of the three bands’ FOH engineers.

South Africa’s Harmony Entertainment chose DiGiCo S31

02/01/2019 - Production News

South Africa – The story of Harmony Entertainment is a beautiful one: a South African black man growing up in a rural area who became a pianist, a registered business accountant, the founder of a rental company and, most recently, the owner of a DiGiCo S31. It’s the story of Tsholanang Montsho who some years ago looked out of his window to see rental company Gearhouse South Africa preparing for events at the Union Buildings, and their sound test enticing him to leave his apartment to go watch the crew set up.

City Theatrical Products in Holiday 2018 Projects

02/01/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – City Theatrical’s SHoW DMX SHoW Baby 6 and QolorFLEX NuNeon products are currently being used for holiday performances and installations around the world, including The Polar Express train ride in Chicago, Illinois, and St Michael’s Parish Church of Edinburgh, Scotland.