News Archive for October 2019

Green Hippo expands with new team members

31/10/2019 - People News

UK – Green Hippo, specialist creator of tools for the real-time manipulation of video for the AV industries, has strengthened its product development and logistics teams further with the appointment of three new members of staff at its London HQ.

Robe Raises Hell at French Metal Festival

31/10/2019 - Production News

France – Nearly 300 Robe moving lights and seven RoboSpot systems were delivered by Melpomen (part of the B-Live Group) to the 2019 Hellfest French rock festival, complete with six BMFL LTs from rental company Novelty, claiming a ‘world first’ for the usage of these fixtures in a festival context.

Carey Sound invests in Electro-Voice and Dynacord for new flagship system

31/10/2019 - Production News

USA – Having started Carey Sound over 40 years ago in North Carolina, Ken Carey has built his business in step with the evolution of concert PA systems. He has seen the progression from home-made to manufactured loudspeakers, from point source to line arrays to today’s fully networked systems. For his company’s latest flagship system, Ken spent a year auditioning options, doing research, and listening to demos and shoot-outs. In the end, Carey Sound selected the Electro-Voice X-Line Advance X1 line array with DSP amplifiers from Dynacord.

Myles Mangino Evokes Tungsten on Pixies Tour with Chauvet Professional Strike1

31/10/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist,” Pablo Picasso advised those looking to unleash their creative spirit. Myles Mangino has subscribed to a similar philosophy when creating evocative looks for the Pixies, on the iconic alternative rockers’ current tour of Europe.

Alcons V-Series at the Heart of Broadway’s Multi-Award-Winning Hadestown

31/10/2019 - Production News

USA – Currently one of the hottest tickets on Broadway, the musical Hadestown has won no less than eight prestigious Tony Awards. One was for Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz’s sound design, which features 28 Alcons Audio V-series pro-ribbon monitors.

First Baptist Dallas Implements DPA Subminis For TV Broadcasts and Worldwide Streaming

31/10/2019 - Project News

USA – Through broadcast and online digital channels, First Baptist Dallas’ reach expands beyond its in-house attendance. With a following that spans tens of thousands of worshippers, the megachurch takes its audio and video capabilities very seriously, looking to lead audio engineer Brad Roberts to choose just the right gear. Most recently, Roberts became one of the first US users of DPA Microphones’ new 6066 CORE subminiature headset microphone, relying on its capabilities to provide a discreet, high-quality sound for the church’s lead pastor, Dr. Robert Jeffress.

Bandit Bring the Lights to Garth Brooks Stadium Tour

31/10/2019 - Production News

USA – The epic Garth Brooks Stadium Tour is wrapping up 2019 with its tenth city following sold out performances in St. Louis, Glendale, Gainesville, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Denver, Eugene, Boise and Regina. Bandit Lites has been providing the lighting for the best-selling solo albums artist in the United States with 148 million domestic units sold and once again met Garth’s vision with an outstanding lighting system designed by David Butzler.

Tascam Bundles iZotope RX 7 Elements With DR-10L Micro Audio Recorder

31/10/2019 - Equipment News

Tascam has announced that it is bundling its black DR-10L Micro Audio Recorder with a free full version of RX 7 Elements, iZotope’s ground-breaking audio repair and noise reduction tool. The DR-10L / RX 7 Elements bundle brings a powerful recording and editing workflow solution to live productions where ambient noise and environmental distractions are common post production challenges, including weddings, on-location films, and documentaries, to name a few.

Time Out Market Optimises Coverage and Sound Quality with Martin Audio

30/10/2019 - Project News

USA – New York City-based ear NETWORKS has recently designed sound systems for the newly opened Time Out Markets in Miami, New York and Boston consisting of Martin Audio CDD, SX subs, O-Line arrays and ceiling series loudspeakers to provide uniform coverage and exceptional audio quality.

KISS Embarks on the ‘End of the Road’ World Tour with disguise Driving Complex and Dynamic Final Shows

30/10/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Iconic American rock band KISS are currently playing their last ever shows with the ‘End of the Road’ World tour. The band, who’s musical career spans over 40 years, opened the tour in January in Vancouver and will wrap up in Nagoya, Japan at the end of 2019, playing 112 dates in between.

Proteus on the Rise at Réunion Métis Art Festival

30/10/2019 - Production News

Réunion Island, in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, recently premiered a new cultural event, Réunion Métis, a multidisciplinary art festival dedicated to living together. Held 27 – 29 September along the seafront in the city of Saint-Paul, and free to all, the experience encompassed music, art, dance, food and light art installations, including a brilliant light show with night time sunrise courtesy of local company Stage OI and Elation Proteus Hybrid moving heads.

Solid State Logic Announces ST 2110 JT-NM Tested HC Bridge SRC

30/10/2019 - Equipment News

Solid State Logic (SSL) successfully participated in the recent JT-NM Tested programme, gaining “JT-NM Tested” ST 2110 certification for the recently released HC Bridge SRC and other devices from the SSL Network I/O range. These devices are compliant with ST 2110-30 and ST 2022-7 to conformance levels A, B and C, all of which can be used simultaneously to receive and transmit streams on a single device.

High End Systems and ETC Shine at Greece’s SNFestival

30/10/2019 - Production News

Greece – With an eclectic programme of events, this year’s Summer Nostos Festival (SNFestival) attracted more than 200,000 people and featured an array of High End Systems and ETC gear across five stages.

Lewis University Fosters Complete Theatre Education with Chauvet Professional

30/10/2019 - Project News

USA – An inscription at the entrance of Lewis University’s Philip Lynch Theatre offers a glimpse into the building’s past. It reads “Lewis Holy Name School of Aeronautics,” a testament to a time when the 250-seat thrust stage and studio theatre with a 90-seat black box space served as an aircraft hangar, part of this suburban Chicago school’s long-standing commitment to educating aviators. (During WWII it suspended normal classes to aid in the training of navy pilots.)

Area Four Industries acquires Prolyte

30/10/2019 - Business News

The Netherlands – Since its establishment in 1991, Prolyte has been a leading brand in the production of temporary structures for the entertainment industry. Throughout its history, the company introduced several key products that influenced the entire market for years to come. Now is the time to bring back the glory days.

White Light Supplies the Lighting for Mamma Mia – The Party

30/10/2019 - Production News

UK – White Light has recently supplied the lighting equipment for Mamma Mia – The Party; an immersive theatrical dining extravaganza based around the music of ABBA.

Coti Tours Spain with dLive Wings

30/10/2019 - Production News

Spain – Grammy award-winning Argentinian performer, Coti, recently completed a 20-date tour of Spain, culminating in a performance at the Gexto Sound Festival, with a compact dLive Wings system handling monitor duties.

Two DiGiCo SD5s for the Mosaïek Teatro

30/10/2019 - Project News

South Africa - The Mosaïek Teatro, a large-capacity venue that forms part of the Mosaïek Church in Fairland, Johannesburg, can accommodate 2,800 people and has become a home to various productions such as Idols South Africa, The Voice finale and international performances scheduled for 2020. Mosaïek owns some of the best tech in the country, most recently investing in two DiGiCo SD5 mixing consoles with SD Racks and Waves.

A Rupert Neve Designs 5088 for The Vault

30/10/2019 - Project News

USA – The Vault is the private recording studio for producer / engineer Kevin Sellors, located just north of Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia. It is also the musical home of producer / keys player Joey Huffman, an industry veteran who has played with artists including Matchbox 20, Lynard Skynard, CeeLo Green and Mick Jagger. First opened in 2014, the studio has recently expanded with the addition of a 16-channel Rupert Neve Designs 5088 console, fully loaded with 16 Shelford 5052 mic preamp / inductor EQ modules and a pair of Shelford 5051 Inductor EQ / compressor modules.

Robe Adds to Muse Simulation Theory Tour Lighting

29/10/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Lighting designer Sooner Routhier of Nashville-based SRae Productions designed lighting for Muse’s just completed “Simulation Theory” world tour that started in February this year, following the English band’s highly acclaimed eighth album release in November 2018.

WIcreations Acquires the Assets of Visual act Scandinavia AB

29/10/2019 - Business News

Belgium - Entertainment technology engineering and automation specialist WIcreations has acquired the assets of Swedish advanced technology manufacturer, Visual act Scandinavia AB, effective immediately.

Chauvet Professional Introduces F5 IP and F2 LED Video Panels

29/10/2019 - Equipment News

CHAUVET Professional has expanded its popular F Series LED panels to offer solutions for a wider range of applications with the introduction of two new products: the F2 2.9mm pixel pitch panel and F5 IP, an outdoor rated 5.9mm pixel pitch outdoor rated panel.

Shinedown Gets ‘ATTENTION’ with Bandit Lites Lighting System

29/10/2019 - Production News

USA – Bandit Lites is thrilled to have once again provided the lights for American rock band Shinedown, who recently wrapped up the North American leg of their ATTENTION ATTENTION Tour with Papa Roach, Asking Alexandria and Savage After Midnight. The band recently broke records with their 11th top ten hit, “Get Up,” with the most top 10s in the history of Billboard's Rock Airplay chart.

Hippotizer in command at Cairo’s Panorama Museum

29/10/2019 - Project News

Egypt – Green Hippo, specialist creator of tools for the real-time manipulation of video for the AV industries, has announced that its Hippotizer media servers are driving a range of custom high-resolution displays at the newly renovated Panorama 6th October Museum in Cairo, which commemorates the 6th October War of 1973.

PROLIGHTS Brings Main Stage to Life in Boomtown Festival’s Metropolis District

29/10/2019 - Production News

UK – Award-winning lighting designer, Elliot Baines of Spiralstagelighting utilised PROLIGHTS Panorama IP Airbeam moving beam and Panorama IP WBX wash lights to raise the roof for DJ sets on the main stage in the Metropolis district of ‘Boomtown’ – one of the UK’s largest independent festivals.

100 Claypaky Xtylos Units for the Highlight of the Jova Beach Party at Milan Linate

29/10/2019 - Production News

Italy - One hundred Claypaky XTYLOS units were used to create the "Il colore del suono" (the colour of sound) lighting rig, conceived by the Giò Forma studio and created in conjunction with Claypaky's lighting designer Marco Zucchinali.

Protec fields Outline's Newton processor for Mariah Carey's Dubai concert

29/10/2019 - Production News

UAE – Thanks to the logistic support of Outline’s Newton distributor for the UAE, Prolab LLC, Production Technology LLC (Protec) recently took delivery of the first Newton in the region.

Audiologic Promotes Dave Smith

29/10/2019 - People News

UK – Leading provider of professional audio-visual equipment, Audiologic, has announced the internal promotion of Dave Smith to the position of senior business manager, completing a management re-structure recently instigated by MD Andy Lewis. Dave will take responsibility for the day to day management of the company’s external sales team, providing a clearly defined link to the directors, whilst retaining some hands-on sales accounts. A vastly experienced industry professional who has enjoyed senior management positions within Sennheiser and Lexar Media, Dave has been with the sales team at Audiologic for five years, during which time he has been a key figure in its eye-catching growth.

Optocore Autorouter Forges its Own Path out Of Broaman Route66

29/10/2019 - Equipment News

By leveraging the advanced technology of the Route66 from its associate company BroaMan, Optocore has not only been able to develop the AutoRouter intelligent patchbay which offers similar functionality, but has been steadily exploiting the market segments in which the Optocore brand has greatest recognition.

Capital Sound’s new Wavefront Precision debuts with Eddie Izzard

29/10/2019 - Production News

UK – Martin Audio has announced the first sale of its new Wavefront Precision WPS array into the rental community. The 8” ultra-compact system which features scaleable resolution optimisation technology, met the requirements of its premier partner, Capital Sound, and has gone out on Eddie Izzard’s UK and Ireland tour.

Vari-Lite’s VL2600 Profile is a flexible mover for So You Think You Can Dance

28/10/2019 - Production News

USA – Multiple EMMY Award-winning lighting designer Bob Barnhart chose 80 VL2600 Profile luminaires from Vari-Lite, a Signify entertainment lighting brand, as his workhorse tool for the 16th season of Fox’s popular TV show, So You Think You Can Dance. The new LED fixtures helped Barnhart to deliver an endless variety of looks in the tightest of time-frames.

City Theatrical Expands Pathway Connectivity Product Offering in Europe

28/10/2019 - Equipment News

City Theatrical has expanded its Pathway Connectivity product offering in Europe with five products now offering SixEye cloud-based remote management. The expansion includes three Pathport DMX/RDM Ethernet Gateways – the Pathport QUATTRO, Pathport OCTO and Pathport 4-Port Gateway, as well as VIA16 PoE Ethernet Switches and Vignette Controllers, which can now be managed and monitored securely from anywhere in the world using a PC or smartphone.

Nick Jr. Live! “Move to the Music” Tour Sets Happy Tone with Chauvet Professional

28/10/2019 - Production News

USA – Part Broadway-style stage show, and part story-driven concert, Nick Jr. Live! “Move to the Music” is all, pure 100 per cent fun for the young fans who are filling venues around the country with laughter and shrieks of delight during this national tour. The lively and colourful show, which is Vstar Entertainment’s third collaboration with Nickelodeon, has many of the network’s characters like The Bubble Guppies, PAW Patrol, and Dora The Explorer sharing the same stage for the first time.

Live for Broadcast Shortlist Announced for 2019 KOI-USA

28/10/2019 - Event News

USA – The organising committee of the 2019 Knight of Illumination Awards USA (KOI-USA) has announced the third and final shortlist for this year's prestigious Awards. KOI-USA honours the talents and achievements of lighting and video designers for their work across the United States in the sectors of Theatre, Concert Touring & Events, and Live for Broadcast. The judging panel in the Live for Broadcast category have reviewed this year's submissions and selected the final shortlist of nominees, which is as follows:

Shure24The Definitive List of Creators Pushing Audio Culture Forward

28/10/2019 - Production News

UK – Shure, the world’s leading audio equipment manufacturer and Mixcloud, the streaming platform cultivating a global community for audio culture, have announced the inaugural Shure24, a definitive list of creators pushing the limits of contemporary audio culture.

Sonos Libra Appointed Exclusive Allen & Heath Distributor for Vietnam

28/10/2019 - Business News

Vietnam – Allen & Heath has announced the appointment of Sonos Libra as its exclusive distribution partner for its full range of mixers in Vietnam.

Efficient Elation Lighting System for Legends Casino Events Center

28/10/2019 - Project News

USA – Located in Toppenish, Washington, four hours south-east of Seattle on the Yakama Nation reservation, is Legends Casino Hotel and Events Center, a first rate facility that stands as one of the top casino and entertainment centres in the American Northwest. Wanting to attract new guests by expanding its entertainment programme, Legends recently built a new events centre and sought to maintain their high standards by equipping the space in state-of-the-art entertainment technology systems.

Portable power specialist Green Voltage expands market availability with new Belfast and Dublin outlets

28/10/2019 - Business News

Ireland – Following the UK launch of the company earlier in the year, the Green Voltage team has been quick to realise the potential for establishing an enhanced presence in Ireland via new distribution outlets in Belfast and Dublin.

Astera Titans for Tense Lord of the Flies Production

25/10/2019 - Production News

Australia – Lighting designer Alex Berlage used 36 Astera Titan Tube battery-powered wireless LED fixtures, each rigged on two individual winches, to produce a range of lighting, location effects, architecture and scenic elements for a compelling and edgy new production of Lord of The Flies staged at Roslyn Packer Theatre by the Sydney Theatre Company.

Robe gets Operatic in Estonia

25/10/2019 - Production News

Estonia – A Robe moving light rig supplied by Tallinn-based rental company E&T was used for Estonia’s two highest-profile annual summer opera festivals, the Birgitta Festival organised by the Tallinn Philharmonic Society and Saaremaa Opera Days organised by Eesti Kontsert.

XCPH Company Calls on Chauvet Professional for du Tour Vibration

25/10/2019 - Production News

France – Creativity blossoms away from the shadows of precedent. Maxime Perrey and the team at XCPH Company demonstrated the truth of this axiom in brilliant and colourful fashion this September when lighting du Tour Vibration. For the past five years, XCPH has been responsible for designing the lighting rig for this popular five-city back-to-school tour sponsored by Radio Vibration.

China’s Liaoning Ballet Chooses ADB Fixtures for New Production of Hua Mulan

25/10/2019 - Production News

China – The Liaoning Ballet has taken delivery of 40 ADB Klemantis AS1000 LED cyclorama lights, half of them for fixed installation for the Liaoning Ballet and half for the ballet company’s worldwide touring performances of Hua Mulan.

Rock Warehouse install HK Audio Elements in Newcastle Civic Centre Council Chamber

25/10/2019 - Project News

UK – When looking to up-grade the sound system in its Council Chamber, Newcastle Civic Centre turned to long established supplier Gary Nicholson of Newcastle-based Rock Warehouse to propose a solution.

National Theatre equips all three of its theatres with Martin MAC Encore moving heads

25/10/2019 - Project News

UK - Since the National Theatre‘s initial investment in 42 MAC Encore Performance LED moving heads for the Olivier Theatre in May 2018, a planned roll-out has seen the venue on London’s Southbank install MAC Encores in the Lyttelton and Dorfman Theatres and add further units to the Olivier. In total, 156 MAC Encore Performance and Wash fixtures are either permanently installed or held in shared lighting resources.
Selected for their feature set, durability and near silent operation, the roll-out has been supplied by a number of Martin dealers including White Light, Stage Electrics, Hawthorn and Flashlight, all themselves supplied by UK Martin distributor Sound Technology Ltd.

Mobiltechlifts Lifts – Certified Safety

24/10/2019 - Equipment News

Safety is always the first concern of Mobiltechlifts when designing and manufacturing its ML2, ML3 and ML4 lifts. All are built in compliance with existing norms, as well as tested and certified by internationally recognised agencies, such as TÜV Nord-Baumuster geprüft and Theateringenieur – BGV C1.

RCF audio equipment at the Elbenwald Music Festival and Fan Convention 2019

24/10/2019 - Production News

Germany – The Elbenwald Festival in Germany is a unique event. It combines the best from the world of conventions and festivals and is a meeting point for film fanatics, fantasy enthusiasts, gamers and music fans. For the time being, the Elbenwald Festival 2019 took place for the last time in the Event Park Luhmühlen before it moves to a new location next year.

Robe Enjoys a Weekend Away at Byron Bay

24/10/2019 - Production News

Australia – Splendour in the Grass has quickly risen to become one of Australia’s premier music festivals attracting a 30,000+ crowd over the weekend around beautiful Bryon Bay.

Brian Wilson Rocks On with Bandit Lites

24/10/2019 - Production News

USA – Legendary singer-songwriter Brian Wilson recently wrapped another tour with a lighting system from Bandit Lites. The tour showcased the Beach Boys classic album Pet Sounds as well as featuring the 1960 album Friends. The Zombies opened the show by performing their 1968 masterpiece, Odessey and Oracle in its entirety.

J&J Gives Mirano Brussels New Looks with Chauvet Professional

24/10/2019 - Project News

Belgium – There's no better way to tap into the pulse of a city than to delve into its nightlife. As many night owls in Brussels will attest, the Mirano club has served as the cornerstone of the city’s after dark culture since the big bands swung in the 1930s. But even the most iconic venues need a makeover every once in a while, which is why Mirano’s management recently called on J&J Event to refit their club with a 21st century lighting system.

Hamburg Rathausmarkt Open Air 2019 Repeats, This Time With Alcons Audio

24/10/2019 - Production News

Germany – After the successful opening of the Rathausmarkt Open Air in Hamburg last year, the classical music event with general music director Kent Nagano and the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra on 31 August, 2019, enjoyed a brilliant new edition.

CPL Delivers ‘Carnival of Colour’ event for Tropic

24/10/2019 - Production News

UK – CPL supplied full technical design and production, creating a fabulous in-the-round environment for show producers Pandora Events who delivered Tropic Skincare’s 2019 “Glambassador” motivational event, a high-energy day action-packed with new product launches, presentations, awards and live entertainment, complete with a gala dinner.

New Wine Conference Achieves its Vision with Vista by Chroma-Q

24/10/2019 - Production News

UK – Lighting designer, Derek Jones utilised the Vista by Chroma-Q lighting and media control system to meet the diverse stage lighting needs of New Wine’s ‘United 19’ summer worship conference.

Alluring Proteus Draws a Crowd at Life is Beautiful Festival

24/10/2019 - Production News

USA – Life is Beautiful Festival organisers posed a challenge to lighting designer Rob Ross in the run up to the 2019 event in Las Vegas: get more attendees to use an alleyway corridor to travel between stages instead of the over-packed main street thoroughfare. Ross succeeded with a 450ft long, immersive environment that featured alluring lighting effects from Elation Professional Proteus series luminaires.

White Light Spends A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

24/10/2019 - Production News

UK – White Light has supplied the lighting for A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, which has recently opened at Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End.

GLP X4 Bar 20 and JDC1 dominate main rig at 10,000-capacity Warehouse Project

23/10/2019 - Production News

UK – For the 14th year in succession, dbnAudile has installed the technical infrastructure for the Sacha Lord/Sam Kandel promoted Warehouse Project pop-up, through its various venues in Manchester.

CLS Upgrades to Wavefront Precision Mini

23/10/2019 - Production News

Italy – Italian rental company CLS has upgraded its Martin Audio inventory by investing in a new Wavefront Precision Mini (WPM) PA rig. The sale to the company, which was set up in the Florence region last year by Duccio Mitola, was handled by Audiosales, Martin Audio’s Italian distributor.

High End Systems Launches SolaPix

23/10/2019 - Equipment News

High End Systems has announced the launch of the SolaPix 7 and SolaPix 19 wash luminaires. The SolaPix family takes the traditional concept of a pixel wash and pushes it to its maximum potential. With a wide variety of looks to help set the mood and steal the show, SolaPix features an additive LED, RGBW colour mixing system for extremely powerful saturated colours and tunable white control, a versatile 4.5° - 60° zoom range, FleX effects engine and pixel mapping on all models.

Ollie Wilkinson Sets Timeless Mood at Enterprise Vision Awards with Chauvet Professional

23/10/2019 - Production News

UK – A Victorian jewel on the Lancashire coast, the stately Empress Ballroom provides an elegant setting for events. The 3,000-capacity venue also offers lighting designers a magnificent canvas on which to ply their art. Ollie Wilkinson of ArranPaul Audio and Lighting Design took full advantage of this recently when he lit the 2019 Enterprise Vision Awards at the century and a half old ballroom with a rig anchored by 22 Chauvet Professional Maverick fixtures.

Women Light Up LDI 2019

23/10/2019 - Event News

USA – Leading women from the world of lighting, video and digital media design will host a series of panel discussions, knowledge-sharing and training sessions at LDI2019.

London’s Royal Academy of Arts Chooses DPA Microphones for its Stunning New Lecture Theatre

23/10/2019 - Project News

UK – From its unique double-height dimensions to the extensive use of reflective marble surfaces used during its construction, the Royal Academy of Art’s new Benjamin West Lecture Theatre in London presents some unusual acoustic challenges.

KOI-USA Awards Reveal 2019 Theatre Shortlist

23/10/2019 - Event News

USA – The Knight of Illumination Awards USA (KOI-USA), which celebrates the creative talents of local and international lighting and video designers across the United States, has revealed the nominees for the 2019 Theatre category shortlist, following long deliberation by the Theatre judging panel.

PR Lighting on tour with El Chaqueño Palavecino

23/10/2019 - Production News

Argentina – Known as ‘El Chaqueño Palavecino’, in reference to being born in the Province of Chaco, Argentina, Oscar Palavecino undertook a recent theatre tour, with an inventory of sound, lighting and LED screens provided by Buenos Aires-based Caio Sonido, and including a large number of fixtures from PR Lighting.

Hexagrip or Black Pain? The Choice is Yours!

23/10/2019 - Equipment News

Due to popular demand by Xstage customers, the new Xstage S10 stage deck tops are now available in two surface finishes: Hexagrip or Black Paint. Both surface options are available on all shapes and sizes of the S10 deck.

Highlite Offers Solutions

23/10/2019 - Business News

UK – Highlite (UK) recently provided a range of switching units to Rainford Solutions, a world-class UK-based designer, manufacturer and integrator of high quality electronic enclosure protection solutions for indoor and outdoor environments.

L-Acoustics provides extraordinary audio experience at Chimelong Theatre

22/10/2019 - Project News

China – The spectacular 6,700 seat Chimelong Theatre is the most recent addition to the Zhuhai Changlong Resort on Hengqin Island, joining Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, Changlong Hengqin International Circus City, and a spread of luxury hotels and park facilities. The theatre was designed by entertainment architecture studio Stufish, and opened in July 2019, after two years of construction and preparation. The building uses a circus tent theme to inform its impressive rolling external facade, which dominates a large, colourful two-level plaza.

Robe Fixtures site-wide at Lollapalooza Berlin

22/10/2019 - Production News

Germany – The European summer music festival season wound up with a few notable events including Lollapalooza Berlin, which returned to the Olympiastadion site for the second year with another dazzling line-up including the Swedish House Mafia, UFO361, Kings of Leon, Rita Ora, Hozier, Twenty One Pilots, Billie Eilish and many more.

The American Society of Theatre Consultants Announces New Members 2019

22/10/2019 - People News

USA – Three Theatre Consultants have been accepted into membership of the American Society of Theatre Consultants (ASTC). Members reviewed the applications as part of a recent online membership meeting, and the Board later approved all three applicants unanimously.

Colour Sound Gets Tattooed in London

22/10/2019 - Production News

UK – The International London Tattoo Convention returned for its 15th year and took over the impressive Tobacco Dock site in Wapping, East London, a beautifully restored reminder of the UK’s rich industrial heritage.

Chauvet Taps Desmond Kwan for Asia

22/10/2019 - People News

Asia – The demand for Chauvet Professional and Chauvet DJ products has been growing rapidly throughout Asia. To serve its expanding market in the continent better, Chauvet has appointed highly-regarded industry figure Desmond Kwan as its Asia business development specialist.

Ingram AV Eyes Up the Claypaky Mini-B for its Rental Stock

22/10/2019 - Production News

UK – Event production services provider, Ingram AV, is one of the first UK rental companies to stock Claypaky’s Mini-B LED beam light, supplied by distributor, A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd (AC-ET).

Ayrton impresses J5 Productions, Singapore with Diablo-S

22/10/2019 - Production News

Singapore – Highly-regarded technical production company, J5 Productions of Singapore, has recently invested in 24 Ayrton Diablo-S 300W LED profile fixtures for its rental stock. The powerful little lighting fixtures were purchased earlier this year from Ayrton’s exclusive distributor for Singapore, Total Solution Marketing Pte Ltd., following a successful demonstration which showed off Diablo’s myriad fabulous features. These include the perfect colour rendition from its CMY colour mixing and seven-colour wheel, that produce a vast array of bright pastels and saturated colours, a gobo wheel, an effects wheel and a 100% full framing system. Designed specifically for stage applications, Diablo-S is equipped with a monochromatic LED light source calibrated at 7000K that can generate up to 19,000 lumens. At just over 21kg Diablo is the smallest, lightest and most efficient luminaire of its category.

Brompton Technology unveils latest innovations at LDI 2019

22/10/2019 - Event News


USA – LED processor manufacturer, Brompton Technology, is officially launching its stunning High Dynamic Range (HDR) solution at LDI 2019, and will also be giving the very first public demonstrations of a unique new technology that it believes will make a real difference to the industry, in a dedicated showcase area in room N254 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

NEXT-proaudio International Distribution Meeting

22/10/2019 - Event News

Portugal – For the 2019 International Distribution Meeting in Porto, NEXT-proaudio welcomed over 70 international distribution partners, dealers, customers and designers from 18 countries.

Triple E rolls out banners for Sherborne Girls School

22/10/2019 - Project News

UK – The start of the new academic year at Sherborne Girls School in Dorset has seen a welcome addition to the impressive school campus. The Merritt Centre, a new arts centre, is now fully operational.

Spectacular Season Closer in Hyde Park for MLA And Capital Sound

21/10/2019 - Production News

UK – As is now customary, Hyde Park played host to the final weekend of its long season recently, with Proms in the Park on the Saturday making way for BBC Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park the following day.

Vari-Lites star at the heart of Romeo Santos’ record-breaking Utopia

21/10/2019 - Production News

USA – The epic Utopia concert by Latin American music superstar Romeo Santos broke the all-time concert gross record for a performance at the MetLife Stadium on 21 September. At the heart of the show’s rich visual design, Yamil Charif and Richard Vicens of YC3 Lighting Design specified more than 100 lighting fixtures from Vari-Lite, a Signify entertainment lighting brand.

Hippotizer soars with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

21/10/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Green Hippo, the specialist creator of tools for the real-time manipulation of video displays, has announced that its Hippotizer media servers are driving the striking on-stage stage screen visuals for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds (NGHFB), as their 2019 World Tour continues.

Renkus-Heinz Promotes Jim Mobley to VP

21/10/2019 - People News

USA – Renkus-Heinz has announced that Jim Mobley has been promoted to the position of vice president, operations. Mobley got his professional start as an installer for Matty Sound Systems in San Bernardino, California, in 1983, eventually becoming lead installer and designer. He founded his own design and consulting firm in 1996, operating it for three years before becoming Renkus-Heinz' first application engineer in 1999. As application engineer, senior application engineer and most recently technical sales manager, Mobley led Renkus-Heinz pre and post-sale technical and design support, taught EASE, EASERA, and SysTune classes; and created the Iconyx dealer certification programme.

Elation DARTZ makes the cut on Dancing with the Stars

21/10/2019 - Production News

USA – Enjoyed by young and old alike, Dancing with the Stars has been a mainstay of American reality television since premiering in 2005. For season 28, which premiered on 16th September on ABC, lighting designer Tom Sutherland is using Elation Professional DARTZ 360 beam/spot LED moving heads as a principal luminaire in an immersive 360-degree lighting environment. Lighting vendor for Dancing with the Stars is Felix Lighting with Nicole Barnes as account manager.

Solaris Flare Rayzrs Light Up the Netherworld in Beetlejuice

21/10/2019 - Production News

USA - What happens if you say Flare Rayzr three times? They appear on Broadway at the Winter Garden Theatre! Award winning lighting designer Ken Posner’s palette for the burlesque world of Beetlejuice included 29 Solaris Flare Rayzr fixtures, earning him a well-deserved Tony Award nomination for his imaginative, emotional, and haunting design. The hit stage adaptation of the 1988 Tim Burton film opened 25 April this year and continues open ended.

Yamaha Enjoys Sky High Slovak Success

21/10/2019 - Production News

Slovakia – Fast jets, amazing aerobatics and classic warbirds have an enduring appeal to aviation fans and families alike. One of Europe’s premier air shows is the annual Slovak International Air Fest (SIAF) and, this year, the Slovak Aviation Agency added a new air festival to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of celebrated Slovakian politician, diplomat and aviator General Milan Rastislav Štefánik. Yamaha audio systems were an essential part of both events.

ETC lights largest dance event in the Netherlands

21/10/2019 - Production News

The Netherlands – The Festival de Nederlandse Dansdagen (Dutch Dance Festival) is recognised internationally as the main event for dance in the Netherlands and 20 ETC Source Four LED Series 2 luminaires were used to light the performances during the festival this October.

Clair Brothers C8 Cranks Up the EDM Beats at Fairground Festival – One of Tunisia’s Most Prestigious Events

21/10/2019 - Production News

Tunisia – The Fairground Festival isn’t only one the most prestigious events in all of Tunisia, it’s also one the most recognised electronic music festivals on the planet. Bringing together EDM artists local and international, this raucous rhythmic party is based in Sousse, a town on the east coast of Tunisia. This past summer the festival hit a whole new level in just its fourth year, where more than 7,000 attendees made their way to the festival, from all over Tunisia and other countries. For an event ranking strongly in the top 100 EDM festivals across Russia, Africa, India and the Middle East in 2019, it should come as no surprise that Clair Brothers loudspeakers were right at the centre of it all.

Group-PDA Puts Belgium’s First Claypaky Mini-B Fixtures to Work on Gala Corporate Party

21/10/2019 - Production News

Belgium – Recently, Group-PDA, which provides sound, video and lighting rentals for the events industry, has become the first company in Belgium to acquire Claypaky Mini-B LED beam fixtures. Group-PDA purchased the Mini-Bs from AED Distribution, a leading distributor of such top AV brands as Claypaky to various regions in Europe.

Artiste Monet and 4Wall at Historic Blackpool Illuminations

21/10/2019 - Production News

UK – One of the world’s most popular light festivals, and certainly one of the oldest, is Blackpool Illuminations: an annual event in the British seaside resort of Blackpool that was first held in 1879.

MILOS Steel PA Delay Towers – Impressive Strength for Demanding Events

21/10/2019 - Production News

MILOS Steel PA Towers provide unbelievably large loading capacities for flying PA Systems at huge events. Special ultra high-strength steel alloys allow truss sections to handle an average of two-and-a-half times more loading at just double the weight compared to aluminium systems with the same dimensions and under the same deflection.

Adlib Supplies Sound and Lighting for Creamfields 2019

18/10/2019 - Production News

Technical production specialist Adlib supplied lighting for two arenas at Creamfields 2019 – one of the best-known and most popular dance extravaganzas worldwide – and audio to four arenas, plus lighting and sound for the hospitality zone.

Robe MegaPointes Get Vertical for KVIFF Opening Ceremony

18/10/2019 - Production News

Czech Republic – Those lucky enough to attend the Opening Ceremony (OC) of the 2019 (54th) Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) were treated to a gravity-defying vertical dance performance featuring large-format projection and eight aerialists from Jednotka Rychlého Nasazení (Rapid Action Unit) who were creatively directed by brothers Michal Caban and Simon Caban, who are universally known collectively as ‘Cabani’.

Deep Purple Takes a ‘Long Goodbye’ with Bandit Lites

18/10/2019 - Production News

USA – Deep Purple, the English rock band credited with pioneering modern hard rock and heavy metal, is out on The Long Goodbye Tour with a lighting system supplied by Bandit Lites. The five-member group is promoting its 2017 album InFinite in addition to performing classics from their 51-year catalogue of hits such as “Smoke on the Water,” “Highway Star” and “Speed King.”

Universal Pixels supplies custom LED screen for The Lehman Trilogy

18/10/2019 - Production News

UK – Starting out at the National Theatre’s Lyttelton before transferring to New York’s Park Avenue Armory, The Lehman Trilogy returned to London for a 15-week run at the Piccadilly Theatre. Space constraints at the new venue instigated a move from projection to LED, a challenge that was answered with a video design from Universal Pixels.

Eric Lapointe and Chauvet Professional Maverick Set Multi Moods for Julien Clerc

18/10/2019 - Production News

Canada – Like a fine wine, the music of Julien Clerc can be a savoured on an endless array of levels. And like a great vintage, the legendary French artist’s music becomes deeper and more enchanting with the passage of time.

Mint Live Solutions on Tour with Allen & Heath dLive

18/10/2019 - Production News

Germany – AV production company, MINT Live Solutions relied on Allen & Heath's dLive digital mixing systems for FOH and monitor duties on German singer LEA's recent ‘Between My Lines’ tour.

CT Movers and Shakers

18/10/2019 - People News

UAE – Creative Technology Middle East has appointed Lee Forde as the new general manager of its Dubai branch. Lee is an industry veteran with over 33 years’ experience and has a strong technical and managerial background. He has a vast amount of experience spanning across a variety of areas in the events industry and has held various senior management positions over the span of his career. Lee will play a crucial role in overseeing the day to day operations while further assisting Andy Reardon implement strategies to enhance and expand CT Middle East.

Hog 4 Wins on Portugal’s “Game of Games”

18/10/2019 - Production News

Portugal – A High End Systems Hog 4 lighting console was already declared a winner while contestants battled it out on Portugal’s “Game of Games” TV show.

Theatres Trust launches Theatre Photograph of the Year competition with support from its Ambassadors Matthew Bourne, Miranda Hart and Jude Law

17/10/2019 - Event News

UK – Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatre, has launched a new photography competition to celebrate the UK’s glorious theatre buildings and the magic that happens inside them.

Lucky Lucca – Outline audio for Tuscan festival’s all-star cast

17/10/2019 - Production News

Italy – To realise the importance of Lucca Summer Festival on the European festival circuit, a glance at the performers on the programme of this year’s edition (the 22nd) should suffice. They included Take That, Toto, Macklemore, Tears For Fears, New Order, Elbow, Mark Knopfler, Janelle Monáe, The Good the Bad and the Queen, Scorpions and Sting, as well as Italian stars Eros Ramazzotti, Giorgia and Francesco De Gregori, all of whom performed in Piazza Napoleone, the main square of the ancient Tuscan city’s centre.

Elation gear up to the challenge on Netflix’s “Hyperdrive”

17/10/2019 - Production News

USA - In Netflix’s new reality TV show “Hyperdrive,” car racing meets obstacle course in a type of “American Ninja Warrior” with cars. A dream programme for racing enthusiasts, lighting is in the capable hands of two long-time industry pros and “Warrior” lighting veterans, Ed Motts (lighting director) and Adam Biggs (director of photography).

WIcreations Helps KLM Celebrate 100 Years

17/10/2019 - Production News

The Netherlands – KLM, the Dutch national airline, celebrated 100 years this month, making it the world’s oldest airline and the first airline still operating under its original name to reach its centenary.

Getting social with rigging

17/10/2019 - Business News has just released a new video about the current state of rigging posts on social media. Rigging advisor Eric Porter tackles this subject in a very straightforward manner, speaking about how social media is being used for rigging commentary and how people are behaving online.

Group One Ltd Exclusive North American Partner For Solid State Logic

17/10/2019 - Business News

USA – Solid State Logic (SSL) has announced a new business partnership with Group One Ltd to manage its US portfolio of audio solutions and operational infrastructure. Effective immediately, the new deal brings together one of professional audio’s most prestigious brands with Group One’s extensive distribution, customer support and partner network, to further strengthen both businesses.

Cody James “Moderniss Basics” on Killswitch Engage Tour with Maverick Pyxis

17/10/2019 - Production News

USA – When creating the lighting design for Killswitch Engage on the band’s co-headline North American tour with Clutch, Cody James had a simple goal in mind. “I wanted to go back to the KSE’s roots,” he said. “My plan was to give the guys much more solid colours and bold looks.”

Purchase Agreement Sealed for Bristol-Based SLX

17/10/2019 - Business News

UK – Specialist hire and events business, SLX, has been sold by the Stage Electrics Group in a transaction led by the existing chief executive of the hire and events business, Alastair Currie (pictured).

d&b KSL on The 1975 ABIIOR Tour 2019

17/10/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – British pop-rock band The 1975 embarked on a two-year world tour, ‘A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships’, with a firm focus on the fan experience: what they see, hear and feel – whether in the front row or the gods – is paramount. With drum and bass, ethereal pop and pulsating rock performed in venues ranging from regional halls to big city arenas, the production team required a flexible, powerful and clear sound solution. As a result, the tour is one of the first to take the d&b KSL System on the road.

Martin Audio MLA Delivers a Very Cool Britannia

16/10/2019 - Production News

UK – This year’s Cool Britannia at Knebworth Park built on the success of last year’s inaugural event, and now looks to have become a consolidated festival.

GLP Fixtures at the Grand Ole Opry

16/10/2019 - Production News

USA – This summer, Nashville’s legendary Grand Ole Opry unveiled a new daytime backstage tour based around the new, purpose-built Circle Room theatre. Hosted by Opry members Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, a 14-minute long immersive media experience takes fans on a journey through nearly 100 years of Opry history, seen through the eyes of the musicians who played on the world-famous stage, and features archival footage and concert-like special effects.

Painting with Light Introduces Realites

16/10/2019 - Equipment News

Painting with Light has developed ‘Realites’, an ingenious real-time virtual lighting design tool for balancing and fine-tuning the lighting of people and 3D objects in relation to digital scenery that is appearing on LED video screens in the background or foreground of the same scene.

Kansas and Bandit Lites Finalise End of Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour

16/10/2019 - Production News

USA – World-renowned rock band KANSAS has announced the fourth and final leg of The Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour, with a lighting system supplied by trusted vendor, Bandit Lites. With the third leg of the tour currently traversing the country, the iconic group is performing the eponymous sextuple-platinum album in its entirety to near capacity and enthusiastic audiences through Spring of 2020.

Brigham Young University-Idaho invests in Robert Juliat for Performing Arts Theatres

16/10/2019 - Project News

USA – Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-I) has taken delivery of Robert Juliat Lancelot 4000W followspots for its three theatres as part of a complement of lighting fixtures.

Claypaky Fixtures Help Australian Students Shine in “The Victorian State Schools Spectacular: Made of Stars”

16/10/2019 - Production News

Australia – Recently, “The 2019 Victorian State Schools Spectacular: Made of Stars” was staged at the Melbourne Arena and filmed by Channel 7 for later broadcast. The annual live arena production showcasing the talent of students across the state of Victoria featured a large complement of Claypaky lighting fixtures, which helped students working behind the scenes gain real-world experience with top-of-class, professional luminaires.

Brompton Technology wins Processing and Distribution Technology of the Year at 2019 AV Awards

16/10/2019 - Event News

UK – Brompton Technology has received the honour of being awarded Processing and Distribution Technology of the Year at this year’s prestigious AV Awards.

Time to switch channel to Area Four Industries

16/10/2019 - Business News

In a world of uncertain times, and the worrying thought that those that have been relied on in the past may not be here tomorrow, Area Four Industries' remains on the air with a strong signal.

Cooking, Cocktails and Consistent Sound at Madrid’s Alboroto

16/10/2019 - Project News

Spain – Since starting the business in 2015, the group of young entrepreneurial friends who formed Madrid’s highly successful Lalala Group has already opened 12 bar/restaurants. The latest, on the city’s fashionable Calle de la Princesa, features a Yamaha audio system which is keeping both customers and the city council happy.

Christian Hall and Borealis Stage Lighting Go Rogue for Vulfpeck at Madison Square Garden

16/10/2019 - Production News

USA – Madison Square Garden has welcomed just about every conceivable kind of music act in its storied history, but it’s doubtful that the famed arena has ever hosted a concert with a scenic set quite like the one Vulfpeck used for its Saturday 28 September show. With its eclectic mix of well-worn chairs, Ottomans tapestries and thrift shop lamps, the set for the red hot band’s concert looked more like the kind of apartment inhabited by college kids, than a funk music stage.

2019 KOI-USA Concert Touring & Events Shortlist Announced

16/10/2019 - Event News

USA – The Knight of Illumination USA Awards (KOI-USA) ceremony and gala dinner return to Las Vegas this November, championing the work of local and international lighting and video designers across the United States. The Awards cover leading design work in the sectors of Theatre, Live for Broadcast, and Concert Touring & Events.

MAXI MIX Will be Shipping Soon

16/10/2019 - Equipment News

Rosco has announced that the DMG Lumière MAXI MIX will be shipping this month.

Funktion-One sound for Kaos at the Palms Resort and Casino

16/10/2019 - Project News

USA – Kaos at the reimagined Palms Resort and Casino in Las Vegas has set a new standard in nightlife hospitality with what has been described as the most technologically advanced nightclub in the world. At its heart is Funktion-One sound, specified and installed by National Technology Associates (NTA) and supplied by Coherent Distribution.

Nomadic Numpties return from Mongol Rally with over £6,000 for Backup

16/10/2019 - Event News

UK – After ten weeks on the road, having covered over 18,000 miles in their trusty car Poppy, which some might think was a wholly unsuitable vehicle, on 27th September the Nomadic Numpties, Abby ‘Henri’ Cooper, ‘Turbo’ Anthony Hall, made a triumphant return from their adventures on the Mongol Rally and have, so far, raised an amazing £6,435 in aid of industry charity, Backup.

L-Acoustics Kara and A Series headline at Magazine London

16/10/2019 - Project News

UK – Ready for anything from awards dinners, conferences, exhibitions, fashion, the arts and ticketed culture, Magazine London is a new, purpose-built space that fills a gaping hole in the capital’s current offering of large event venues. Located right next to The O2 arena on the Greenwich Peninsula, Magazine is the epicentre of a hub of cultural activity. To set itself apart from competitors, the facility offers clients an attractive, ready-to-go package that includes a full, rider-friendly, high-quality house technology infrastructure. Those resources include L-Acoustics A Series and K Series PA systems, specified by consultant technical director Simon Jones, and supplied by HD Pro Audio.

Copper Leaf Media releases first ever research into AV and pro audio industry awards

16/10/2019 - Business News

AV marketing expert, Copper Leaf Media, has released the industry’s first ever research into the somewhat hazy world of industry awards in an attempt to provide some clarity on how awards are judged and what companies really gain from entering. The wide-ranging, 40-page document covers Europe and North America, reporting on over 20 awards. The research was conducted via comprehensive telephone interviews with the majority of the awards organisers as well as extensive online research.

Genelec reveals star talent in Chinese ‘Performance Store’

16/10/2019 - Project News

China –The Mida Performance Store in Changsha, the capital city of China’s Hunan province, is a new concept that offers a high-specification live performance venue, bar and social media experience for music lovers. It provides an open stage for anyone wanting to give free rein to their singing talents in front of an appreciative audience of their peers, and the entire performance space is equipped with Genelec 1032C and 4030C loudspeakers for a high quality audio experience for both performers and audience members alike.

Austrian Audio OCR8 Bluetooth Dongle for OC818 microphone remote control now shipping

16/10/2019 - Equipment News

Austrian Audio and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd have announced the immediate availability of the Austrian Audio OCR8 Bluetooth Dongle. The OCR8 is used to control the directional characteristics and pad switches of an OC818 microphone via Bluetooth from a smart mobile device.

Classics is Groot

15/10/2019 - Production News

South Africa – Classic is Groot is a vibrant and spectacular annual production created by Coleske Artists with a glittering line up of South African stars showcasing a series of global classic pop and rock songs presented in an orchestral style. It has become a regular event inspired by Coleske’s hugely popular “Afrikaans is Groot” phenomenon in South Africa, and for the last four years has been staged at the Sun Arena in Pretoria.

Jose 'Alberto' Barja Joins Chauvet

15/10/2019 - People News

Spain – Chauvet continues to build its European Business Development team to meet the needs of its rapidly growing business in that market. The company recently announced that highly regarded lighting specialist Jose 'Alberto' Barja has been appointed its business development market specialist for Spain.

Yamaha YVC-1000 Unified Communications Speakerphone Certified by Zoom

15/10/2019 - Equipment News

Yamaha Unified Communications has introduced its collaboration with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. with the certification of the Yamaha YVC-1000 USB and Bluetooth Speakerphone for Zoom Rooms. The speakerphone has passed Zoom’s stringent certification process to ensure it seamlessly integrates with Zoom software, delivering an easy-to-operate meeting experience with the highest quality audio for everyone on the call.

PROLIGHTS Panorama Airbeams are a Beacon of Light for Harrogate 1571 International Festival Event

15/10/2019 - Production News

UK – PROLIGHTS Panorama IP Airbeam moving beams recently lit up North Yorkshire’s skyline with stunning big air looks for ‘Harrogate 1571’, part of ‘Harrogate Welcomes the World’ celebrations supporting the UCI Road World Cycling Championships and acknowledging the spa town’s heritage.

Paul Cooper chooses DiGiCo every time

15/10/2019 - Production News

Front of house engineer Paul Cooper has been mixing Bastille since 2012 and chooses DiGiCo over any other console. It wasn’t always that way, but a constantly changing line-up and an expanding channel count necessitated a change and an allegiance to DiGiCo that has become permanent.

d&b audiotechnik Wins 2019 AV Awards in Venue of the Year Category for Royal Albert Hall Project

15/10/2019 - Event News

UK – d&b audiotechnik has been announced as the winner of the 2019 AV Awards in the Venue of the Year Category for its transformative audio system installation at The Royal Albert Hall. The installation features the world’s largest single-room audio system with over 450 individual d&b loudspeakers.

7000 up for Association of Stage Pyrotechnicians

14/10/2019 - Business News

The number of delegates to ASP events has now passed the 7,000 mark reports organiser Lincoln Parkhouse. A UK administrated organisation for people working with stage pyrotechnics, the register of members is a public resource to enable venue managers, licensing and safety agencies and other interested parties to verify the status of an ASP member. It lists any relevant training and experience that the member has entered into the register.

MLA Comes Up Trumps Again with Season-Long MLA Compact Deployment

14/10/2019 - Production News

Norway – When the magnificent summer-long Foynhagen Festival in Norway last year adopted Martin Audio’s MLA Compact PA, the complaints it had experienced after experimenting with different systems over the previous four years, suddenly evaporated.

Nature One Festival dazzles with Hippotizer

14/10/2019 - Production News

Germany – More than 50,000 EDM fans descended on a former NATO missile base in August to experience the massive Nature One Festival, known for world-class DJs, multi-stage spectaculars and immersive visuals. Germany-based GERDON Design specified two Green Hippo Boreal+ media servers for the main floor, to power live IMAG feeds, Notch effects and pre-made content.

Instant Breakthrough for Optocore’s Revolutionary Festival Box

14/10/2019 - Equipment News

Optocore’s Festival Box looks set to revolutionise big event touring after rental companies around the globe were quick to respond to the launch of the much-anticipated new device this summer.

PR Lighting in action at Festival del Pescado y el Vino 2019

14/10/2019 - Production News

Argentina – One of the major annual events to mark the start of the new year in Argentina is the three-day Festival del Pescado y el Vino 2019 on the south coast of Gualeguaychú, 200km from Buenos Aires.

Elite Robe Treatment for 2019 NAIDOC Awards

14/10/2019 - Production News

Australia – Elite Event Technology from Canberra, one of Australia’s leading rental and production companies, supplied lighting equipment and crew for the 2019 NAIDOC Awards which celebrated the history, culture and outstanding achievements of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples at community, national and international levels.

Light Fantastic Production Services in the spotlight with a host of movie premieres

14/10/2019 - Production News

UK – Throughout a busy summer, event production specialist Light Fantastic Production Services has been proudly supporting a number of major UK cinema releases. Blockbuster productions The Lion King, Toy Story 4, Aladdin, Yesterday, Good Omens & Once Upon a Time in Hollywood are just a few of the high profile titles which the LFPS team have added to their growing portfolio of premieres.

Stardust Group Immerses at Campus Serge Kampf Les Fontaines with Help from Chauvet Professional

14/10/2019 - Project News

France – Inspiration is ignited when past, present and future depart from their normal order and fuse together to form a swirling cauldron of creative ideas. Evidence of this can be seen every day at Campus Serge Kampf Les Fontaines, a XIXth Century château nestled in a wooded area 57km north of Paris. Here in this centuries old setting business leaders from throughout Europe gather surrounded by the most modern and advanced technical communications and analytic tools to invent new solutions to the issues of today and tomorrow.

Elation flexibility on display at new Rhythmic Gymnastics Centre in Moscow

14/10/2019 - Project News

Russia – Gymnastics holds a special place in the hearts of Russians. As arguably the most successful gymnastics country of all time, the sport is followed closely and is conducted at the highest level with facilities dotting the country at all stages.

AES Convention New York

14/10/2019 - Event News

USA – AES New York is soon to open its doors, with the convention not only presenting the latest in recording technology but also a host of practical workshops. One of the highlights is a hands-on Ambisonics production workshop where Sennheiser will collaborate with experts including Grammy Award winner and former AES President Andres Mayo to bring to life every stage of the Ambisonics production process.

Robe Finds its Voice in South Africa

11/10/2019 - Production News

South Africa – The 2019 season of The Voice South Africa saw technical supplier Multi-Media and production manager Chris de Lancey ask lighting designer Joshua Cutts of Visual Frontier onboard to help the team deliver another amazing-looking show, which Josh accomplished with some help from a large Robe moving light rig of nearly 150 fixtures!

Julien Clerc Tours with Hog 4

11/10/2019 - Production News

Acclaimed French singer-songwriter Julien Clerc’s latest tour sees lighting programmer Vincent Zanello at the helm with a High End Systems Hog 4 console. The 150-date tour is celebrating 50 years of uninterrupted success for Clerc, visiting a combination of arenas and festivals over the course of two years.

Polar 340 Wash FX

11/10/2019 - Equipment News

Don’t let the weather get in the way of creating an awesome light show! Why let rain keep you from putting together an awesome outdoor presentation? Like they say “The show must go on” and with Showtec Polar you can. A range of rugged IP-65 rated moving heads, designed around sturdy housings with great optics, strong LED engines and a wide array of features and effects. The Showtec Polar family presents a Beam with a razor sharp 1.7° angled beam, a Wash with eight separate controllable RGBW LED modules and a very versatile Hybrid fixture built around a powerful 300W LED engine. Fixtures engineered to deliver no matter what the conditions are. Just bring on the rain and Polar will bring the light.

José Lorenzo and ted Get Retro with Maverick for Electric Sunsets

11/10/2019 - Production News

UK – In early September, passengers boarded Marella Explorer for a four-day journey. As it plied the North Sea, the 866-foot vessel wasn’t so much taking those on board to a place, as it was a time on the immersive “Electric Sunsets: Cruise Back to the 90s” cruise, produced by ted (The Entertainment Department).

Lucid Technologies showcases the collaborative systems behind its art at ProLight+Sound Middle East

11/10/2019 - Event News

UAE – Lucid Technologies, the vibrant, young solutions company that expands creative boundaries with innovative workflows for digital media, will for the first time showcase the systems behind its art, on Stand 4B24 at this year’s ProLight+Sound Middle East exhibition.

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

11/10/2019 - Project News

Germany – Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) uses Sennheiser wireless systems in its lecture halls and seminar rooms to convey the spoken word in the best possible audio quality. It currently has 53 wireless channels from the Sennheiser SpeechLine Digital Wireless series operating in the DECT range. The systems are spread around different university locations and were installed successively over a period of two years. The conversion from UHF to DECT frequencies has not yet been completed at Martin Luther University, an application to purchase further Sennheiser wireless systems has already been made. The homogeneous wireless equipment at the Universitätsplatz, the Steintor Campus, the Weinberg Campus and the Francke Foundations simplifies both handling and servicing.

Introducing Image Spot Mini

11/10/2019 - Equipment News

Rosco has announced the release of the Image Spot Mini LED projector. This ultra-compact and lightweight version of our popular Image Spot fixture features many of the same qualities, including powerful output and crisp imaging.

New L-Acoustics system installed at Allianz Arena

11/10/2019 - Project News

Germany – Inaugurated in 2005, Munich’s Allianz Arena, with its iconic façade of almost 3,000 air-filled panels which made it the first stadium to display a full colour-changing exterior, is one of the best-known football stadiums in the world. Inside, too, the three-tiered stadium construction leaves an impression on the 75,000 plus spectators who come to see top national and international sport, and especially to support home football team Bayern Munich. For this season, the sound system in the Allianz Arena has stepped up its game. In co-operation with the engineering and planning office Müller-BBM, L-Acoustics certified provider system integrator, Wilhelm & Willhalm event technology group, have installed an extensive Kara system from L-Acoustics.

Optoma’s new affordable professional laser projector

11/10/2019 - Equipment News

Businesses can now dramatically reduce the running cost of their AV equipment with Optoma’s new addition to its DuraCore laser line-up: the ZH403. Geared for medium-sized exhibition venues, events, tradeshows or meeting rooms, this compact Full HD 1080p projector delivers up to 30,000 hours maintenance-free hours of play.

Allen & Heath Mixes it Up with Carrot Top

11/10/2019 - Production News

USA – Since November 28, 2005, Carrot Top has been drawing sold-out crowds at the Luxor with the most lavish stage production in stand-up, all of which is now orchestrated with the aid of an SQ-7 digital mixer from Allen & Heath.

DiGiCo Spotlights New Software Enhancements and More at AES 2019

11/10/2019 - Event News

USA – With its renewed commitment to sound reinforcement and expanded roster of related presentations, the Audio Engineering Society’s 147th Pro Audio Convention in New York City will be a valuable experience for any live audio production engineer, from novice students to seasoned professionals. And on stand 629 of the Javits Center’s exhibition hall, DiGiCo will be taking advantage of the gathering to share its latest exciting software enhancements and product offerings with those in attendance.

ETC announces the launch of ETC Dubai – The Studio

11/10/2019 - Event News

UAE – ETC announces its newest base in the Middle East: ETC Dubai – The Studio. This new space will include a training and product demonstration area as well as providing users with a visualisation suite to use while pre-programming their shows. The company officially opens the space on the 31st October with a launch event for guests in the region to see what’s on offer, including the latest, award-winning 3D programming tool – Augment3d – alongside an exclusive preview of new and upcoming products.

Unusual Rigging & Engineering, Doughty and SIXTY82 join forces for PLSME

11/10/2019 - Event News

Middle East - Industry leaders Unusual Rigging & Engineering LLC, Doughty Engineering and SIXTY82 will exhibit jointly at this year's PLSME. Visitors to stand 4-E22, Hall 4, will be able to see a range of equipment from Doughty and SIXTY82, as well as kit from Liftket, for whom Unusual Rigging is a distributor, and a selection of PPE gear.

Obsidian Control Systems Powerful NX 4 Now Shipping

10/10/2019 - Equipment News

Obsidian Control Systems is now shipping the powerful NX 4 lighting controller. Equipped with professional features and prepared to host Obsidian’s innovative DYLOS pixel composition engine, the NX 4 is the newest member of the innovative ONYX lighting control platform and is designed to handle even the largest show with ease. With a well-arranged combination of motorised and manual faders, along with an array of playback buttons, it offers 44 total playbacks in a compact yet extremely powerful package.

Gearhouse South Africa Invests in Astera

10/10/2019 - Production News

South Africa – Gearhouse South Africa (GHSA) became the latest rental company in the country to invest in Astera wireless LED products since leading sales company DWR Distribution was announced as the distributor in June, with the purchase of 48 Astera AX3 Lightdrops.

PLASA and MIA to host two Brexit forums

10/10/2019 - Business News

UK – PLASA and the Music Industries Association (MIA) are co-hosting two free-to-attend forums in preparation for Brexit, taking place in London on 25 October and Leeds on 28 October.

Chauvet Professional Theatre Event Receives Enthusiastic Response

10/10/2019 - Event News

Belgium – Voted by the Dutch public as the “most beautiful painting in the Netherlands,” Johannes Vermeer’s 17th century masterpiece, Girl With a Pearl Earring, is renowned for its subtle use of colours, and interplay of light and shadows. These attributes made the painting (or more accurately replicas of it) an ideal prop in the successful theatre lighting education session held by Chauvet Professional Benelux in September.

GLP Tools Help Marc Janowitz Design Four Unique Shows for MMJ

10/10/2019 - Production News

USA – For the past two decades, Kentucky band, My Morning Jacket (MMJ) has been serving up its own unique brand of rock music.

TSR AV – Audiovisual Interactions new users of the VIO system from dBTechnologies

10/10/2019 - Production News

The Netherlands – dBTechnologies welcomes another user to its VIO family. The Dutch company TSR AV – Audiovisual Interactions is the first company in the Netherlands to acquire the VIO Line Array System. For more than 15 years, TSR AV has been a competent partner for concerts, major public events and corporate events as an event service provider active in the Netherlands. In order to respond even better to customer wishes and to be more flexible, the company has decided to purchase several elements of the VIO system. In total, TSR AV added 16 VIO L212, 12 VIO L210 and 16 VIO S218 modules to its rental park.

MLA Gets it Right on Sundown Festival Debut

10/10/2019 - Production News

UK – The eighth Sundown Festival, promoted by U-Live, took place at the Norfolk Showground in Norwich over August Bank Holiday weekend and was the first at which the record crowds of 22,000 on the Saturday were treated to the award-winning optimisation technology of Martin Audio’s Multicellular Loudspeaker Array.

Laserworld-Academy offers Laser Safety Officer Seminars

09/10/2019 - Standards News

Germany - Laser safety regulations are different in every country. Regulations in Germany require a Laser Safety Officer (“Laserschutzbeauftragter”) to take responsibility of any laser system class 3R, 3B or 4 that is used.

Absen Steals the Show at Fête des Vignerons with the World’s Largest LED Floor

09/10/2019 - Production News

Switzerland – An event like no other, the Fête des Vignerons is held once every 20 years at a temporary stadium at the edge of Lake Geneva. The celebration, which features a vast troupe of performers donning elaborate costumes, as well as animals and vehicles, is held every day for a month to honour the winegrowers of the region, which stretches from Lavaux to Chablais in Switzerland.

Jvan Morandi Powers Manuel Carrasco Tour Through Wide Range of Venues with ChamSys

09/10/2019 - Production News

Spain – In 1994, the city of Madrid built a new stadium in its bid to be named the site of the World Athletic Championships. Although the city eventually lost out to Athens for the honour of hosting the games, its effort ultimately led to the creation of one of Europe’s most critically acclaimed stadiums: Wanda Metropolitano.

Adlib Put NEWTON Centre Stage at TRNSMT Festival

09/10/2019 - Production News

UK – Adlib delivered a full-service production package including lighting, audio, video and rigging for Glasgow’s TRNSMT Festival 2019, held at Glasgow Green in July. This very popular event is now in its third year and headliners included Stormzy, Catfish & The Bottlemen and George Ezra.

Optoma’s new compact and powerful warp and blend solution – powered by VIOSO

09/10/2019 - Equipment News

Complicated and labour intensive warping and blending will now be a thing of the past thanks to the new compact and intuitive Nano warp and blend solution, just launched by Optoma.

Croatia’s IVAS Group expands business with L-Acoustics K1 system investment

09/10/2019 - Production News

Croatia – Founded in the 1990s, International Visual Audio Solutions (IVAS) started as a family owned AV installation company in Croatia’s capital, Zagreb. The company expanded into the PA rental business in the early 2000s, gaining a large share of that market, and today is one of Croatia’s most prominent PA companies, remaining at the forefront of the market through consistent investments in equipment and staff. Expanding their business, with an objective to taking on more ambitious arena and touring projects, IVAS Group has invested in an L-Acoustics flagship K1 line array system.

PLASA launches NELT, training for production professionals

09/10/2019 - Standards News

UK – PLASA, the leading association for the live entertainment technology industry, has launched National Lifting Event Training (NELT), a training programme for production technicians who use lifting equipment during event production.

Deeley Motorcycle Exhibition ‘pops’ with colour from Vari-Lite LEDs

09/10/2019 - Project News

Canada – One of Canada’s leading motorcycle museums was given a striking, colourful new appearance this summer, thanks to high performance LED lighting fixtures from Vari-Lite, a Signify entertainment lighting brand.

Main Light invests in Elation Monet and Picasso

08/10/2019 - Production News

USA – One of the largest rental houses in the United States, Main Light Industries of Wilmington, Delaware, has added Elation Professional’s Artiste Monet and Artiste Picasso LED profile luminaires to its rental fleet. Both award-winning theatrical-grade luminaires, the Artiste Monet recently won a PLASA Award for Innovation at the 2019 exhibition in September.

Penn Launches New Range of Slimline Power Distribution Units

08/10/2019 - Equipment News

Penn Elcom releases its sleek new PDU16-10DJ PDU (power distribution unit) range of 1U rack mounting units which combine all the power and practicality of ten switchable output sockets (available with different socket outlets) and a range of power ratings between 10 and 16 Amps.

Cisco Live Art

08/10/2019 - Production News

USA - John Featherstone of lighting and visual design practice Lightswitch worked as part of the XD Agency team to help create a stunning high-impact environmental design for Cisco Live! 2019. Featuring a series of light-based artworks, this project was conceived to catch the eye and quicken the pulse of delegates entering the main presentation space at San Diego Convention Center.

Bandit Lites Feasts with the Music City Food + Wine Festival

08/10/2019 - Production News

USA – The masses once again turned out for the Music City’s Food + Wine Festival for a weekend of tasting gourmet food, sampling fine wine and enjoying good company. Bandit Lites worked with C3 Presents and Jeff Wendt to supply more than 240 fixtures and over one thousand yards of festoons for the outdoor revelry and gem of the Nashville food scene.

SIXTY82’s international distribution network expands to Switzerland

08/10/2019 - Business News

Switzerland – With a continued focus on providing customers with superior service and fast delivery of high-quality products, SIXTY82 has announced that it has recently appointed CAST as its exclusive distributor for Switzerland. With immediate effect, CAST will distribute and provide technical support for the full product range of SIXTY82 trussing and staging solutions.

Chauvet Professional Ovation P-56FC Wins New Product of Year Award at WFX

08/10/2019 - Event News

USA – The new Chauvet Professional Ovation P-56FC LED par has quickly won wide acceptance in theatre and broadcast applications thanks to its flat even field of single source light, and host of performance features. Now this versatile RGBA-lime fixture has also earned notoriety in the worship community after winning the prestigious New Product of the Year Award at the recent WFX conference.

silentHOUSE chooses Ayrton Khamsins for Jonas Brothers Happiness Begins World Tour

08/10/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – After a nearly ten-year hiatus, the reunited Jonas Brothers have embarked on a new world tour, which will play 74 dates in North America and 16 in Europe, in support of their fifth studio album. Accompanying the Happiness Begins tour are some 200 Ayrton Khamsin LED profile fixtures.

New Data cable Launched

08/10/2019 - Equipment News

The RamCAT6A cable RC6A-SB1X for data transmission in mobile operation is designed for a frequency of 500MHz and is therefore suitable for data transmission rates of up to 10 Gbit/s on up to 100m link length. It is preferably used for data transmission of the Ethernet applications 1000Base-T and 10GBase-T on cable drums.

Sputnik adapter launched

08/10/2019 - Equipment News

KLOTZ can be relied on to supply the right adapter, even for specialist applications.

KV2 Audio partners with RADA to offer training opportunities for sound students

08/10/2019 - Standards News

UK – KV2 Audio has announced a partnership with RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) to support the training of young students in theatre sound production. KV2 has provided a range of EX Series loudspeakers to equip RADA’s Jerwood Vanbrugh and Gielgud theatres, and will also offer masterclasses on sound design and the use of point source technology in a theatre environment.

Allen & Heath Announces Third Instalment in 96khz Mixer Trilogy: Avantis

08/10/2019 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has revealed its new 96kHz digital mixer, Avantis, the third to be based on the company's XCVI FPGA engine. Avantis puts Allen & Heath's next-generation technology in a 64 channel / 42 configurable bus console, with twin Full HD touchscreens, extensive I/O options and processing from the company's flagship dLive mixing system.

LED Creative supportings the crew at all new Supermarket Sweep

07/10/2019 - Production News

UK – Filmed at Maidstone Studios and hosted by Rylan Clark-Neal, the ITV2 reboot of the daytime TV cult classic retains a stack of iconic elements from the original. Inflatables, loud jumpers and the legendary trolley dash are mixed with a collection of new games and challenges, all taking place among the brightly coloured aisles.

MLA Takes Top Four Stages at South West Four

07/10/2019 - Production News

UK – Celebrating its 16th year at its familiar Clapham Common site, South West Four is a familiar August Bank Holiday destination for London’s clubbers. This year it again welcomed the House of Commons Festival, curated by Madness, onto two of its stages for Bank Holiday Monday itself. Returning after two years, the giants of ska were accompanied by legendary artists including Ziggy Marley and Jimmy Cliff.

Finnish National Opera completes major Hippotizer upgrade

07/10/2019 - Production News

Finland – Green Hippo, specialist creator of tools for the real-time manipulation of video for the AV industries, has announced that the prestigious Finnish National Opera and Ballet (FNOB) has upgraded its stock of Green Hippo media servers with the company’s latest Hippotizer V4 systems.

MILOS Performs Steel Truss Magic at UNTOLD

07/10/2019 - Production News

Romania – Massive. Majestic. Magical. Three words of many that can be used to describe one of the premiere music festivals in the world – UNTOLD! Held in the city of Cluj, Romania, which is in the heart of Transylvania, the UNTOLD festival is a unique, enchanted mixture of sights, sounds, smells and adventures. It’s a music festival created to amaze the hundreds of thousands of visitors that descend upon the city each year for four delightful days of music and fun.

Renkus-Heinz Promotes DeFranco to Engineering Manager

07/10/2019 - People News

USA – Renkus-Heinz has announced that Chad DeFranco has been promoted to the position of engineering manager. DeFranco joined the company in September 2018 as a loudspeaker systems engineer.

Infinity Sound Installs Biamp’s Community Loudspeakers for Live and BGM at FireHouse Gastro Park

07/10/2019 - Project News

USA – Sound and lighting specialist, Infinity Sound, has completed the design and installation of live and background music sound systems for FireHouse Gastro Park (FHGP) in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Kinesys is Raised on Country with Chris Young

07/10/2019 - Production News

USA – Singer / songwriter, multi-platinum entertainer and RCA Records Nashville recording artist Chris Young kicked off the North American leg of his “Raised on Country” world tour 2019 in May, playing to over 300,000 fans through the summer. The fall leg of the tour has just started and runs until November 23rd at Lexington, Kentucky’s Rupp Arena.

Elation’s New Paladin Line of Versatile Flood and Effect Lights

07/10/2019 - Equipment News

Elation Professional now offers three new luminaires in its Paladin series of versatile wash/blinder/strobe lights. The Paladin Cube, Paladin Brick and Paladin Panel, all with IP65 protection, are compact and powerful outdoor flood lights useful for a wide variety of applications from stage/set washes to dynamic uplighting and 'eye-candy' effects.

Fernando Rodriguez-Berzosa Powers Multi-Dimensional Show at Spain’s Florida Retiro with ChamSys

07/10/2019 - Production News

Spain – Florida Retiro shares a name with a US State located over 7,000 kilometres away. No matter though, guests who enter this vibrant club have no doubt which country they’re partying in. From the mouthwatering Iberian ham of Cebo on its gourmet menu, to its acrobatic late night stage shows, this popular downtown Madrid club is pure Spain in its flare and style.

TurboRay Makes Television Debut on ‘The Tonight Show’

04/10/2019 - Production News

USA – High End Systems’ TurboRay made its television debut on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The entertainment talk show is using eight of the new fixtures onstage for its musical guest performance segments.

Adlib Supplies Full Technical Production for 2019 Netball World Cup

04/10/2019 - Production News

UK – Adlib was incredibly proud to supply full technical production to the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup staged at the 11,000 capacity M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool.

Certainly! Robe for Ubud Jazz Festival

04/10/2019 - Production News

Indonesia – The seventh Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF) was staged at the Arma Art Museum in the fertile and beautiful Bali Uplands, Indonesia, welcoming a host of fabulous local and international artists.

Solid State Logic Appoint Provision AVL for Live Sound Distribution

04/10/2019 - Business News

Middle East – Solid State Logic (SSL) has announced the appointment of Provision AVL as its live sound product distributor in the UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. Formed in 2014, Provision AVL have grown their reputation as a leading sales and distribution company in the Middle East, representing premium brands including Prolyte Group, Chauvet Lighting, Clair Brothers Audio Systems, Admiral Staging, and Le Maitre Effects.

The right decibels for Decibel Open Air of Florence

04/10/2019 - Production News

Italy – Once again this year Visarno Arena, in Florence’s Parco delle Cascine, hosted Decibel Open Air, following the huge success reached in 2018. The show, organised by Decibel Eventi, confirmed to have become an important reference point among large international music events. Over 30 performers from the international EDM scene performed on the two stages, with Holland’s Armin Van Buuren as the headliner, probably one of the world’s most influential EDM DJs.

LSS Productions Invests In DPA’s Smallest Headset Microphones For Sondheim’s Award Winning Musical Sunday in the Park with George

04/10/2019 - Production News

Australia – The discreet design of DPA’s CORE 6066 subminiature headset microphone, combined with the fact that it is very quick and easy to fit, helped secure an order for 18 units from Australian sound design, equipment hire and production services company LSS Productions.

ETC Gio @5 in control at the Rossini Opera Festival

04/10/2019 - Production News

Italy – The Rossini Opera Festival (ROF) is an international music festival held in August of each year in Pesaro, Italy, the birthplace of the opera composer Gioachino Rossini. The festival – and its technical team – have always paid close attention to technical innovation, often leading new trends in the field of operatic lighting.

Café OZ Creates Multiple Experiences with Chauvet Professional

04/10/2019 - Project News

France – More than 1.2 million Australians visit France every year according to a DGE and Banque de France survey. Those who happen to drop by a Café OZ will undoubtedly experience a familiar sense of home, but with a decidedly French twist! For 25 years, these lively gathering places have been treating customers to a welcoming and uncomplicated “Australian Style” pub and club atmosphere in France with music, sports, and plenty of good times.

Unusual Rigging & Juliet – a match made in heaven

04/10/2019 - Production News

UK – Unusual Rigging has been brought on board to ensure that, while the course of true love definitely doesn't run smooth, the rigging on new West End musical: “& Juliet” certainly does.

Tempus Fugit for Rope Assemblies

04/10/2019 - Business News

UK – Rope Assemblies is celebrating two years of change and growth, since managing director, Linda Martin signed on the dotted line. The Retford based company, which became part of the Unusual group in 2017 has seen significant change, with the implementation of new company policies, best practice procedures and increased sales.

ROE Visual Presents LED Solutions at Prolight + Sound Me

04/10/2019 - Event News

UAE – ROE Visual will present a range of its latest LED solutions at the Prolight + Sound ME exhibition, which is held from 15-17 October in Dubai, UAE. ROE Visual will exhibit in hall4 stand E24.

L-Acoustics Spotlights AVB Networking at AES

03/10/2019 - Standards News

USA - The AES Convention’s technical programme has long been praised by seasoned audio professionals and students alike for its rich schedule of educational and training seminars offered at each gathering. This month, at the 147th convention and exhibition held at NYC’s Javits Center, L-Acoustics team members will be leading and/or participating in seven AES presentations, several of which will focus heavily on AVB (audio video bridging) networking and newly Milan-certified solutions, including the L-Acoustics P1 processor.

Global Production Italy takes RTS to Euro Under 21s

03/10/2019 - Production News

Italy – RTS is well established as the go-to intercom choice for sports broadcasters all over the world. Thanks to industry-leading technical capabilities, RTS equipment continues to be standard issue in OB trucks covering international competitions at every level.

Halestorm Takes to the Stage with Bandit Lites

03/10/2019 - Production News

USA – American rock back Halestorm is out on the road with a lighting system supplied by Bandit Lites, blasting audiences with both lead singer Lzzy Hale’s powerful vocals and a deluge of light that matches the ferocity and energy that the Grammy-award winning band is known for around the world. The tour recently wrapped a co-headling tour with Alice Cooper and is now out with Godsmack on a fall run.

Roosevelt Dsouza Immerses for Gurdas Maan with Chauvet Professional Colour Washing

03/10/2019 - Production News

Canada – Punjabi music legend Gurdas Maan is guided by a simple theory when pursuing his art. People, he says, listen to songs “from their hearts, not just their ears.” Appreciating this, he makes it his mission to touch the emotional core of his audience, leaving them feeling better about their lives and the world around them.

Powersoft Appoints Tom Knesel to General Manager, North America

03/10/2019 - People News

USA – Powersoft, the world leader in lightweight and energy efficient amplifier platforms, announced that it has appointed industry veteran Tom Knesel to the position of general manager, North America. Knesel, who will be located at the company’s US headquarters in Kearny, NJ and who will start on 7 October, will report directly to Luca Giorgi, sales and business development director, Powersoft. The announcement follows the successful relocation of Powersoft’s North American headquarters two years ago, and coincides with the company’s increased focus on the systems integration market and launch of the Mezzo amplifier platform earlier this year.

[LITE]COM relies on EXE Technology’s DST System for their scenic movement

03/10/2019 - Production News

 Germany – The Germany-based rigging company [LITE]COM, which has its roots in Denmark, has invested in the new Dynamic Stack Track System (DST) from the well-known Italian chain hoist manufacturer EXE Technology. DST is a traverse system with integrated rails to move, lift and rotate any object.

Altman Lighting announces the new SIREN Series LED Followspots

03/10/2019 - Equipment News

Continuing to build upon its line of next generation LED luminaires, Altman Lighting has announced the new SIREN Series AFS-500 and AFS-700 followspots. Designed to be a powerful yet economical solution for any theatrical design, the new SIREN Series followspots provide the full functionality of a traditional followspot but are packed with powerful new feature sets and operator enhancements.

Backstreet Boys Choose Adamson for Extensive World Tour

03/10/2019 - Production News

USA – Backstreet Boys are one of the best-selling musical acts in history, and when the long-running quintet topped the Billboard charts earlier this year with DNA, their ninth studio album, they joined an elite group of artists who’ve hit number one in three separate decades. As such, it seems only fitting that the group has embarked on their most expansive arena trek in 18 years, the DNA World Tour.

MLA Provides Quick-Fire Solution for SAS’s Nat Hopking

03/10/2019 - Production News

UK – Stage Audio Services (SAS) 15-year-long relationship with the Shambala Festival in Market Harborough continued over this year’s August Bank Holiday weekend, but with something of a difference.

Tellson James guides Mark Knopfler’s tour with Hog 4

03/10/2019 - Production News

Worldwide - Lighting director Tellson James is using a High End Systems Hog 4 lighting console to drive Mark Knopfler’s “Down The Road Wherever Tour 2019.” The ten band members backing the former Dire Straits front man collectively play 49 instruments from guitars and whistles, to saxophones and fiddles, thereby offering lots of “sound textures” to light.

DPA Microphones’ 2028 Vocal Mic Makes US Debut at AES

02/10/2019 - Event News

USA – DPA Microphones will debut its new 2028 vocal microphone, which aims to change the live performance landscape with its renowned natural sound, road-ready design and competitive price point, to the US pro audio market at AES 2019 (Booth 633). The company will also highlight its new 4097 CORE Supercardioid choir mic, expertly tailored to capture dynamic choir sound, at the show.

Patrick Dierson Balances Made in America Rocky Stage with Chauvet Professional

02/10/2019 - Production News

USA – With its 400 lighting fixtures and video panels, the 103 universe main stage rig at this year’s Made in America festival packed an intense punch. That was very fitting, given that it was located at the foot of the 'Rocky Steps' outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art. But like the famous underdog pugilist, the 'Rocky Stage' rig drew its power from something other than size.

QSC Announces Acquisition of Attero Tech

02/10/2019 - Business News

USA – QSC has announced the acquisition of Attero Tech, effective from 30 September, 2019. This combines the rapidly growing portfolio of the Q-SYS audio, video and control (AV&C) Ecosystem with Attero Tech's highly innovative portfolio of networked AV endpoints and I/O peripherals, as well as boosting QSC's development capabilities with Attero Tech's Fort Wayne-based engineering staff joining the multi-national QSC team.

Claypaky Fixtures Light Up Asian Market

02/10/2019 - Production News

The Philippines – Claypaky fixtures have been working non-stop on an array of high-profile projects in Manila, Philippines. RSL (Rhythm Sound & Light Trading Corp.), which offers sound, lighting, video and rigging equipment to a wide range of entertainment and corporate clients, finds Claypaky lighting to be a popular choice among lighting designers.

Cadac CDC five on IBC TV

02/10/2019 - Project News

UKCadac again provided the audio mixing capabilities for the IBC TV broadcast studio at this year’s convention. The CDC five with its compact form factor, courtesy of a single 23.5” touch screen and 16 fader operating surface, handled the audio duties for the studio.

Historic Hollywood Bowl Embraces the Future with Quantum Tech

02/10/2019 - Project News

USA – Season after season, through the ongoing upgrade and refinement of its installed live sound technologies, the 18,000-seat Hollywood Bowl has long ensured that concert-goers enjoy a premium experience at the historic outdoor venue. This year, with one eye on current production demands and another on the next step in the venue’s evolution, the Hollywood Bowl has installed a new pair of DiGiCo SD7 Quantum digital mixing consoles outfitted with 32-bit Ultimate 'Stadius' mic pre-amps.

Yamaha System Makes Waves at Dutch Swimming Complex

02/10/2019 - Project News

The Netherlands – The 2019 heatwave in northern Europe meant that swimming pools were in extra-high demand this summer. Fortunately for the residents of Purmerend, the Dutch town has one of the Netherlands’ largest swimming complexes, and a new Yamaha audio system to make the many activities it hosts even more enjoyable.

Creative Technology Invest in disguise Technology to Expand Extensive Media Server Portfolio

02/10/2019 - Production News

As one of the leading global AV suppliers in live events, Creative Technology is continuously investing in new and emerging technology, enabling the company to work closely with its clients across a multitude of markets and provide the very best solution to turn their creative ideas into a technical reality.

White Light Sees REDD at the Barbican

02/10/2019 - Production News

UK – White Light has recently supplied the lighting equipment for REDD; a brand-new dance show at the Barbican Theatre.

Genelec provides muscle for SPR Athlete Factory

02/10/2019 - Project News

Sweden – The SPR Athlete Factory is a premium gym in the heart of the Swedish capital of Stockholm, specialising in functional physical performance training, or body mechanics, and high-level martial arts. Founder, Waldo Zapata, was keen to create the best possible environment for his athletes, both during their training sessions as well as before and after, and this included a state-of-the-art sound system based on Genelec’s 4000 Series installation loudspeakers installed by systems integrators, MA Ljud & Bildmontage, who had already installed a Genelec system into Zapata’s first gym in Södermalm.

High End Systems Releases Hog OS v3.13

02/10/2019 - Equipment News

High End Systems has announced the latest upgrade to the popular HOG 4 lighting console range, OS v3.13. Hog 4 OS v3.13 contains improvements to the infrastructure of Hog 4 including a more robust handling of the command line and other internal processes. It also includes new additions to the Plots feature, including new plot objects like groups, palettes and lists, including text in the plot, more options for handling images and shapes, align to grid and more.

Hippotizer offers a Bryte solution for The 1975

01/10/2019 - Production News

UK – The 1975’s video for new single ‘People’ sees the band performing the alt rock track inside an LED cube, supplied and installed by 80six Ltd, displaying swirling lyrics and quick fire, colour-changing content. Filmed at London’s Black Island Studios, the production was an ambitious surround-video setup, powered by a Hippotizer V4 Taiga servers from Green Hippo. Directed by Warren Fu, the video featured pre-made content inspired by the band’s lyrics, created by Jon Emmony.

JD Sound & Video Installs Community IV6 Modular Vertical Array from Biamp for South Brunswick High School

01/10/2019 - Project News

USA – JD Sound & Video has completed the design and installation of a new sound system for the 1,800-seat performing arts theater at South Brunswick High School (SBHS) in Monmouth Junction, NJ.

Rammstein on the Road with Robe

01/10/2019 - Production News

Europe – Iconic German heavy rock band Rammstein – arguably one of the most important live performance phenomena in the universe – have been on the road again with another crazy visual and sonic extravaganza, the European Stadium Tour, fast-and-furiously packing the punches with an all-action industrial-strength smelting pot of zany, awesome lighting, video and pyro effects.

SSL Ensures No Need for Backup on Calvin Harris Tour

01/10/2019 - Production News

Ibiza – Best known for his hit singles, We Found Love, This Is What You Came For, Summer, and Feel So Close, Calvin Harris recently completed his six-week DJ residency at Ushuaia in Ibiza, flying out for each of his tour dates in-between. FOH engineer, Nathan Lettus, was brought on to the tour last minute, specifically requesting that an SSL console was used to support Harris mixing songs on the fly. bends over backwards for its customers at PLASA 2019

01/10/2019 - Event News

UK –, along with its sister companies, CutColourPlus and Inluster, enjoyed a very successful PLASA 2019 showing off the latest products in its range.

Juan Ocampo Goes Rogue at Winnetka Music Festival

01/10/2019 - Production News

USA – When Juan Ocampo sets up a festival rig one of his primary goals is to make it versatile enough to accommodate the varying styles of different visiting LDs. True to this philosophy, he designed the rig at this year’s Winnetka Music Festival to be as flexible as possible, selecting Chauvet Professional Rogue R2 Wash and Strike 4 fixtures, in part because they can play so many different roles well.

GB4D honoured with BroaMan’s “Best Distributor” award

01/10/2019 - Business News

France – Specialising in the delivery of some of the most challenging integrated technology projects across the world, France-based GB4D-Gilles Bouvard, has also been voted Best BroaMan Distributor for 2018.

Robert Juliat Showcased Maestro and Dalis Access at PLASA 2019

01/10/2019 - Event News

UK – Robert Juliat emerges from an extremely successful PLASA 2019 with its exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions, where it continued to celebrate its Centenary Year with new products.

Mitski “Be the Cowboy” Tour with Elation Lighting

01/10/2019 - Production News

USA – Indie singer/songwriter Mitski is one of today’s more original artists with an astonishing voice and captivating stage presence that has endeared her to a growing fan base. She followed up a successful 2018 tour with a 2019 spring outing that also saw the artist playing summer dates before wrapping up in September with two New York shows at Summer Stage in Central Park.

DiGiCo Supplies The One-Two Punch For Anderson .Paak On Tour

01/10/2019 - Production News

USA – Anderson .Paak’s 2019 Best Teef in the Game Tour began in May at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater, with its second leg now underway visiting festivals such as Afropunk in Atlanta and the Intersect Festival in Las Vegas. .Paak, who won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance for his single “Bubblin” this year, is as astute technically as he is artistically, so not surprisingly he’s touring with the two of the best: a DiGiCo SD7 console for front of house, operated by Nevin J. Thomas, and an SD5 for monitors piloted by Jon Lammi, with both desks supplied by Eighth Day Sound.

Martin Audio appoints Vardhaman Megatech (VMT) in India

01/10/2019 - Business News

India – Martin Audio has appointed Vardhaman Megatech Pvt. Ltd (VMT) as its exclusive distribution partner for India.