News Archive for November 2019

Lizzo: Millions of YouTube Views, Eight Grammy Award Nominations, and Two DiGiCo Consoles

29/11/2019 - Production News

USA – Lizzo has made her mark on the music industry: her chart-topping “Truth Hurts” was at the number-one position on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks in 2019, while the music video for the song has currently amassed more than 110 million views on YouTube. Completing her music-industry conquest, Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You Too Tour has sold out all of its shows since it began this past April, with some venues demanding additional performances. All of these shows were mixed via two DiGiCo SD12 96 consoles at the front-of-house and monitor positions, provided by Clair Global, which is also the SR provider for the tour. Brandon Blackwell helmed Lizzo’s FOH console while Loreen Bohannon handled her monitor duties.

“I started with Lizzo in late May of this year when her tour was in between legs, but since then we have been super busy, doing just over 90 shows in the past six months,” says Blackwell, who has toured the world with artists including Camila Cabello, A$AP Rocky, and Big Sean, and last year was named as one of Live Design magazine’s “30 Under 30” professionals to watch. “For this tour, I specified a DiGiCo SD12 96 for FOH. I have been on a SD12 the entire year with my other clients, but I was super excited for the new update to 96 inputs and 48 busses. With the extra I/O, I was able to add some extra key FX sends and returns, and also more parallel groups to my mix.

Sing Meinen Song Live Concert with Allen & Heath dLive

29/11/2019 - Project News

Germany - A live concert featuring the stars of acclaimed German TV show Sing meinen Song was recently mixed with two Allen & Heath dLive systems at front of house and monitors.

Polish National Theatre in Warsaw Chooses Silence with Robe DL7S Profiles

29/11/2019 - Production News

Poland – The Teatr Narodowy (National Theatre) in Warsaw has invested in a total of 40 Robe DL7S Profile moving lights which are part of a lighting upgrade to replace over 100 halogens and gel-scrollers in their rig with new LED light sources, a graduated process taking place across all three of the theatre’s three performance spaces.

Stage Engage Rolls Out the Red Carpet with Luxibel

28/11/2019 - Production News

UK – Stage Engage has invested in Luxibel B Blinded1 fixtures for its growing film premiere and product launch events.

Dandy’s Lighting Reflects Kodaline’s Persona with Chauvet Professional ÉPIX Strip Tour

28/11/2019 - Production News

Europe – What’s in a name? Shakespeare once pondered this. D. Reilly of Dandy’s Lighting took the famous bard’s question one step further recently when he stood with Kodaline lead guitarists Mark Prendergast and wondered “what’s in a logo?” Video Release – Eric Porter Tackles Shackles

28/11/2019 - Business News

In the newest back-to-basics video release on, Eric Porter tackles the main information about shackles in less than two minutes. He covers the two main types of shackles used for rigging, their proper use, the important markings found on them and where they should be used.

Alcons Pro-Ribbon System Serves Up Appetising Audio in China

28/11/2019 - Project News

China – Grace is a national Chinese chain of bar/restaurants, which feature high quality food, drink and live music to entertain diners. The latest venue is in Yangjiang city, Guangdong province, where an Alcons Audio pro-ribbon system has overcome architectural challenges to serve up an appetising audio menu.

First Presbyterian Church Bonita Springs Adopts Beautiful DiGiCo SD9 Console Pair

28/11/2019 - Project News

USA – When First Presbyterian Church of Bonita Springs, Florida reached out to All Pro Integrated Systems to update its audio facilities, two pieces of equipment quickly made the shortlist, both of which were compact DiGiCo SD9 mixing consoles.

Martin Audio Names Gobos as Brazilian Distributor

28/11/2019 - Business News

Brazil – Gobos do Brasil was recently appointed as that country’s distributor for Martin Audio. A leading company in professional audio, Gobos has been in business since 2002 and distributes to a variety of customers in the live event, installation and rental markets.

eFIXX is Fully Equipped for Live and Studio Productions with Help of AC-ET

27/11/2019 - Project News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd (AC-ET) has provided a one-stop AV, staging and lighting turnkey solution featuring leading brands Allen & Heath, Shure, D.A.D., Panasonic, Draper, HDAnywhere, PROLIGHTS, LSC, SIXTY82 and Tourflex Cabling, to multi-media company, eFIXX.

Chauvet Professional Wins 2019 LDI Large Booth Design Award

27/11/2019 - Event News

USA – “Immersive,” the word is more often used to describe a lighting design on the touring stage than a trade show booth, but it accurately sums up the effect one experienced visiting Chauvet Professional at the just-concluded LDI show. That’s a key reason why the company was honoured with the 2019 LDI Large Booth Design Award.

Unheard – Thinking Inside the Box

27/11/2019 - Production News

Founded in 1977, Danish company Dynaudio is a leading producer of hand-crafted, high-end loudspeakers for the professional, home and in-car markets. Dynaudio’s stated aim is to deliver effortless, natural sound, so that the listener experiences music as though the instruments themselves were in the room.

Claypaky Fixtures Accompany Romanian Singer Andra on 2019 Spring-Summer Tour

27/11/2019 - Production News

Romania – Lighting and stage design studio M3 Studio in Bucharest, Romania selected a large complement of Claypaky fixtures for the latest tour by Andra, the best-selling Romanian pop and folk artist. Claypaky SharBars, Alpha Spot 800 QWOs, A.leda Wash K10s and Sharpys helped illuminate Andra’s ten dates, scheduled from April to September across Romania.

dLive Gets Deep with Skunk Anansie

27/11/2019 - Production News

Europe – British rock icons Skunk Anansie have recently wrapped up their 25th anniversary tour along with an Allen & Heath dLive mixing system at FOH.

PLASA launch competition for Stage to Studio best mix

26/11/2019 - Event News

UK – PLASA has launched an audio mixing competition following ‘Stage to Studio’ at PLASA Show 2019 which saw emerging artist VC Pines perform live while being recorded by renowned engineer Jamie McEvoy (Noel Gallagher, Placebo, The Vaccines, Liam Payne of One Direction). It’s now the turn of professional engineers, mixing enthusiasts and everyone in between to compete for the best mix and a pro audio prize. The competition is now open and is accepting entries until Monday 13th January 2020.

New look at Electric Brixton

26/11/2019 - Project News

UK – Success is serving the independently owned, 1,700 cap Electric Brixton well, a two-step refurbishment programme refining the venue’s image and functionality.

Bandit Illuminates Widespread Panic Halloween Spectacle

26/11/2019 - Production News

USA – Audience members had no idea what they were in for as they entered the UNO Lakefront Arena of The University of New Orleans for the first of Widespread Panic’s three night performance, but as their dedicated fans know, each and every Widespread Panic show features the band pulling from their vast catalogue of songs. Coupled with the Halloween tradition of the band playing songs that have never graced their stage before, everyone involved is on their toes, and none more so than long-time lighting designer Paul Hoffman.

Sotesa and Chauvet Professional Bridge Old and New for NTGent

26/11/2019 - Project News

Belgium – Passers-by can’t help but notice, and be inspired by, the exterior of the Royal Dutch Theatre, home of the award-winning performance group Nederlands Toneel Gent (NTGent). Beyond its impressive architectural features, the stately 120 year old building moves visitors with its uplifting mosaic façade depicting Apollo and the Muses.


26/11/2019 - People News


GENETIC Productions and Elation for Morgan Wallen

26/11/2019 - Production News

USA – Event production company GENETIC Productions is out with Morgan Wallen as the rising country music star opens as direct support on Luke Combs’ "Beer Never Broke My Heart Tour," a North American stretch that wraps in mid-December with shows at 20,000-capacity Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. GENETIC has again supplied an Elation rig for the singer after having supplied Wallen’s inaugural headlining tour, “Up Down,” last year. GENETIC serves as the lighting and video vendor for the outing, working closely with designer Zac Coren.

Robe Returns to the Future Again at LDI

26/11/2019 - Event News

USA - Robe rocked one of its busiest and most dynamic LDI (Lighting Design International) expos to date in Las Vegas, winning two awards, one for Best Creative Use of Light and the other for the T1 product series.

APG Unveils iX Range of Speakers at JTSE

26/11/2019 - Event News

FranceAPG will preview its new iX range at the JTSE trade show (Paris, 26-27 November 2019). Comprising a full line of fixed installation speakers, and based on the successful coaxial concept, the new iX range is characterised by a combination of uncompromising drivers and a non-diffraction acoustic baffling that allows pure point source directivity. For some of the iX models, APG has created coaxial devices that strike a perfect physical alignment between low and hi transducers.

Siemens helps Hallé go green

26/11/2019 - Project News

Siemens is helping the world-famous Hallé orchestra cut its costs by 35% through energy reduction.

JTE Conical Truss Multicubes and Bookcorners

26/11/2019 - Equipment News

James Thomas Engineering’s conical truss Multicubes have been designed to increase the strength of truss structure corners, while offering six different truss connection points with integrated location holes for expanding the structure’s versatility. All multicubes are available in regular and heavy-duty versions, and are compatible with JT22 Quatro, JT30 Quatro, JT30H Quatro and JT40H Quatro truss. In fact, the heavy-duty multicube provides enough strength to reach the maximum loading capacity of the truss. Male and female receiver accessories are available for convenient, trouble-free connections.

Hawthorn Supports Xerocon London 2019

26/11/2019 - Production News

UK – Billed as the world’s most beautiful and innovative conference for cloud accounting leaders, Xerocon London 2019 returned to ExCel London on 13 - 14 November 2019. Bringing together accountants, bookkeepers, ecosystem partners and industry leaders, over 3,500 delegates gathered to find out the latest news and updates from cloud-based accounting software company Xero. Creative technical production company Hawthorn was chosen by agency Taylor Bennett Partners to deliver the full technical design and production for the two-day event.

New Robert Juliat Cyrano followspots for Joburg Theatre

26/11/2019 - Project News

South Africa – The long-standing technical crew of South Africa’s Joburg Theatre, headed by Enos Ramoroko, were jubilant to receive new equipment to complement their very busy and well looked-after theatre situated on Braamfontein Hill, Johannesburg. Part of the delivery from Robert Juliat’s exclusive distributor for South Africa, DWR Distribution, was four Robert Juliat Cyrano 2500W HMI followspots which have been installed for use in the 1000+ seat Mandela Theatre.

Christie Crimson laser projectors illuminate Sydney Opera House for Diwali and Remembrance Day

26/11/2019 - Production News

Australia – The iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House were transformed into a digital canvas showcasing brilliant and lifelike projections to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali, and to observe Remembrance Day.

Newton’s now part of the Story!

26/11/2019 - Production News

The Netherlands – Under the banner of “Get the best from your event”, for over 25 years, Netherlands-based Story Event Engineering has been the reliable reference point for audiovisual facilities and technology for event and location organisers in the country, with a portfolio ranging from large outdoor festivals through corporate events, to theatre tours and intimate classical concert, all serviced with the goal of creating the best possible audience experience with its comprehensive stock of lighting, sound and video equipment, plus innovative IT solutions, enabling clients to optimise events, safety and operation management.

Brompton Technology unleashes unparalleled performance with Dynamic Calibration

25/11/2019 - Event News

USA – Brompton Technology’s Dynamic Calibration is a ground-breaking new technology that enables LED panels to achieve a higher brightness and wider colour gamut than is possible with legacy calibration techniques, while maintaining uniformity. Dynamic Calibration is the enabling technology for Brompton HDR, as well as new, performance-enhancing features such as PureTone and ThermaCal.

Brompton Technology’s Hydra System – advanced measurement for LED panels

25/11/2019 - Event News

USA – Brompton Technology is unveilling its Hydra system at LDI 2019. This all-in-one industrial solution incorporates all the measurement instruments and processing required for panel measurements to enable Dynamic Calibration, a ground-breaking new technology exclusive to Brompton Technology.

New Dynamic Calibration features for Brompton Technology processors announced at LDI 2019

25/11/2019 - Event News

USA – Brompton Technology announces new Dynamic Calibration enabled features for its processors at LDI 2019, including ThermaCal, which eliminates thermal patterning on hot LED panels, and PureTone, which eradicates unsightly colour casts in low brightness greyscales for a balanced, neutral output.

Hairston Touring Production Light Up Rhett & Link Live! in New Orleans with Chauvet Professional

25/11/2019 - Production News

USA – Rhett McLaughlin and Charles Lincoln Neal III met on 4 September, 1984 as first-graders in Buies Creek, North Carolina. They haven’t stopped making people laugh since. Known to their ever-expanding fan base as “Rhett & Link,” the award-winning duo has been blazing a new path with their catchy mix of music and outrageously unique comic antics. (Their singular skits include “rap battles” that feature unlikely antagonists, such as the Wright Brothers vs. the Mario Brothers and Leonardo Da Vinci against The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.)

Gottschalk's Big 80s Show travels back to the 80s with GLP's KNV system

25/11/2019 - Production News

Germany – The 80s … who doesn’t like remembering that decade? From a fashion perspective, it may not have sparkled, but musically the 80s undoubtedly had a lot to offer.

ABTT Launch New Website

25/11/2019 - Business News

As well as a fresh new look, the updated site includes a mobile-friendly platform and a better experience for mobile, tablet and desktop users. The improved structure also means you’ll find what you’re looking for more easily. You can now search for Training and Events by date, course name and event type. There's also more information than ever, making it easier for you to find what you're looking for.

High End Systems to Launch SolaHyBeam 3000 at LDI 2019

25/11/2019 - Event News

USA – At the LDI 2019 exhibition, High End Systems will introduce the new SolaHyBeam 3000 automated fixture. With a feature set designed for beam control, aerial effects and raw power, the flagship luminaire has all the elements to cut through the haze and shine brilliantly in the world’s largest venues. Powered by an exceptionally efficient White Light LED engine, SolaHyBeam 3000 features a large front aperture and optimised long throw optics for superior light output throughout the fixture’s wide zoom range.

Powersoft T Series

25/11/2019 - Event News

The T Series has been nominated for NAMM TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the “Amplification Hardware/Studio & Sound Reinforcement” category.

Claypaky ReflectXion: The Moving Mirror that allows bending and shaping of light without ever losing it

25/11/2019 - Equipment News

Not all the lighting equipment on stage must be a lighting fixture. Claypaky introduces a new tool for lighting designers to expand on their creativity, called ReflectXion, the next generation moving mirror.

Laserworld releases safe effects laser for DJs and nightclubs

25/11/2019 - Equipment News

The new Laserworld EL-300RGB is a very special diffraction effects laser producing many colours. It is a multi-colour white light laser system that creates a multitude of projection dots or beams through haze and fog. Due to special optics the power of the laser system is distributed evenly to the dots, which as a result makes the laser safe for audience scanning, as it is a class 2 laser and thus not considered dangerous if used appropriately, but the laser beams remain well visible!

Chicago’s Narwhal Studios Is Reborn with a Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Console

25/11/2019 - Project News

USA – Located in the Wicker Park neighbourhood of Chicago, Narwhal Studios is a recently-opened collaboration between producers Brian Deck and Jim Gifford. Occupying the space of Engine Studios, Deck’s previous space in which he produced many albums for artists including Iron and Wine, Modest Mouse and many more, Narwhal is now home to a new 16-channel Rupert Neve Designs 5088 console loaded with Shelford 5052 Mic Preamp / Inductor EQs, which sits beside their vintage SSL 4040 G+.

Calling all costume construction enthusiasts

25/11/2019 - Event News

UK – University Centre South Essex is holding an open event for visitors to find out more about its prestigious Costume Construction degree programme.

JBL EON ONE Compact all-in-one rechargeable personal PA system now shipping

25/11/2019 - Equipment News

JBL Professional by Harman and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd have announced immediate availability of the JBL EON ONE compact all-in-one rechargeable personal PA system. The JBL EON ONE Compact packs a professional speaker, a full-featured, four-channel mixer and Bluetooth control into JBL's most compact battery-powered PA, weighing in at just 8kg.

L-Acoustics helps bring the heart of Italy to Egypt

22/11/2019 - Project News

Egypt – Egypt’s leading entertainment specialist Baky Hospitality has launched its fifth and latest venue, Lexie’s in the heart of Cairo. This fine-dining restaurant’s lavish design and modern Italian cuisine combine to create an all-round sensory experience. Music which, along with art, informs Lexie’s interior, is high on the restaurant’s agenda, with a programme devised by veteran group music director, Mykonos-based Hans Havenaar (aka ‘The Dutch Touch’), whose multi-era blends and penchant for jazz in all its forms are the perfect counterpoint for resident DJ Fabrizio’s live sets of upbeat house music. The combination of the two musical styles is just the complement that Baky Hospitality wanted to create a mix dining ambience and nightlife fun.

Ayrton Khamsin joins Wheel of Fortune lighting rig in America

22/11/2019 - Production News

USA – As Wheel of Fortune begins shooting its 37th season, the popular game show has been replacing its ageing lights with LED fixtures requiring less power, generating less heat and needing little maintenance. Joining the show’s upgraded rig are Ayrton Khamsin compact LED profiles provided by Sony Set Lighting.

Doughty’s Scaff Boom Arm and Fifty Clamp set to make waves at LDI

22/11/2019 - Event News

USA – Doughty Engineering’s newest pieces of kit, the Scaff Boom Arm and Fifty Clamp are set to take centre stage on the company’s booth 2424 at this year’s LDI Show. This is the first time the Scaff Boom Arm will be seen in the US and, along with the Fifty Clamp which debuted on Doughty’s booth in 2018, will be the company’s star attractions.

Yamaha Brings the Spirit of Christmas Present to Italy

22/11/2019 - Production News

Italy - Although Lapland is a long journey from central Italy, Italian families can visit Santa Claus much closer to home. Il Regno di Babbo Natale (the Kingdom of Santa Claus) is located in Vetralla, just 50km from Rome, and this year a new Yamaha audio system is ensuring that visitors enjoy the best festive atmosphere.

Claypaky CloudIO: Digital connectivity and remote maintenance

22/11/2019 - Equipment News

Digitalisation has become an essential technological mainstay, and many aspects of our work and lives rely on it. Even the simplest tasks are filtered through computers, which process parameters and provide quick, simple, suitable responses. Thanks to digital technology, the world of communications has expanded its scope enormously. Objects are identified remotely through cloud systems and made intelligent by providing information about themselves and accessing data on the Internet.

AG Lum Reflects Spirit of La Nuit des Musées at Château de Pau with Chauvet Professional

22/11/2019 - Production News

France – From feudal Viscount fortress, to royal palace, to holiday retreat for Napoleon himself, the Château de Pau has filled many roles over the past nine centuries. Today, the stately structure perched on a cliff overlooking the Gave de Pau, is one of south-western France’s most cherished museums.

Stage Electrics win £2M TU Dublin contract

22/11/2019 - Project News

Ireland – Stage Electrics have announced they have won a £2 million contract for the Grangegorman campus East Quad at TU Dublin.

PSAV International Score Wembley Stadium Partnership

22/11/2019 - Production News

UK – Creative technical production expert Hawthorn and AVC Live have been newly appointed as the preferred technical production partner at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London.

Astera Goes Wild in Minnesota

22/11/2019 - Production News

USA – A forest of nearly 100 Astera Titan Tubes were used by lighting designer Nook Schoenfeld to create some high impact lighting effects during a sizzle-reel shoot to get player highlights for NHL ice hockey team Minnesota Wild, who are based in the Excel Center Arena, St Paul, Minneapolis.

Noot vir Noot it’s Robe

22/11/2019 - Production News

South Africa – Robe moving lights were all over the rig designed by Ryan Lombard, HOD of show lighting for lighting suppliers Blond Productions, for the latest series of popular Afrikaans language music quiz “Noot vir Noot” which is broadcast on South Africa’s SABC2 channel.

Robert Juliat strengthens collaboration with ETC

22/11/2019 - Business News

Having been the first manufacturer, in 2016, to collaborate directly with ETC in having its award-winning eight-colour Dalis 860 cyc light fully calibrated with the Eos family of lighting desks, Robert Juliat is now proud to strengthen that collaboration with an extension of those capabilities. With immediate effect, the same colour control possibilities are now available for Dalis Access 863 Cyclight and Dalis 864 Footlight. Operators and lighting designers will benefit from the ease and transparency of using Eos consoles to gain full, precise control of the complete Dalis colour spectrum, including a wide array of whites, across all three models.

SSL Live L300 Console Provides Pristine Sound Processing On Dawid Podsiadlo Tour

22/11/2019 - Production News

Poland – Popular Polish singer-songwriter, Dawid Podsiadlo, rose to fame by winning the second series of Poland’s X Factor in 2012, securing himself a recording contract with Sony Music. Following the success of his two Diamond certified albums, Podsiadlo embarked on a stadium tour, where FOH engineer, Rafal Smolen, relied on SSL L300 consoles, supplied by GMB Pro Sound and Polish distributor Audiotech Commercial, for no-compromise sound processing.

Broadweigh comes of age at LDI

22/11/2019 - Event News

USA – At LDI this year, leading wireless load cell brand, Broadweigh will officially come of age. The brand, which was born eight years ago, will emerge from the shadow of its industrial beginnings with a bold new look and new vision for the future. This comes as the company prepares to give its award winning Bluetooth system its US trade show debut . This year Broadweigh is collaborating with CassidyRig, one of its US product partners, with Dan Cassidy, founder and CEO, responsible for the design and build of the stand – which of course will be monitored with Broadweigh load cells.

Unusual's 'ingenious solutions' help Artichoke celebrate the tenth Lumiere Festival

22/11/2019 - Production News

UK – This month saw the tenth anniversary of Lumiere – the UK’s largest light festival – take place in Durham. The event, run by Artichoke has been transforming cities across the UK since 2009, with each Lumiere festival inviting local and international artists to create works that reimagine familiar buildings and public spaces, changing the way we experience our urban surroundings.

SQ Provides State-of-the-Art Audio for Finnish School

22/11/2019 - Project News

Finland – The Rantakylä School Centre, located in the city of Mikkeli, Finland has recently undergone a major audio upgrade with two Allen & Heath SQ digital mixing systems.

Maxim Gorki Theater relies on Lawo IP audio technology

22/11/2019 - Project News

Germany – Founded in 1952, the Maxim Gorki Theater is Berlin's smallest with 440 seats, and regards itself as a ‘contemporary city theatre in a historic setting’. In the 2014 and 2016 surveys conducted by ‘theater heute’ magazine, German-speaking critics voted Gorki Theater of the Year (together with the Berlin Volksbühne in 2016), and in 2015, it was one of the first winners of the new Theater Award of Germany.

Garth Brooks Packs Neyland Stadium with Bandit Lites

21/11/2019 - Production News

USA – Global superstar Garth Brooks wrapped up the 2019 leg of his Stadium Tour with a record-breaking, sold-out show of 85,000 people at The University of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium. Knoxville is tenth city this year to welcome the tour following sold out performances in St. Louis, Glendale, Gainesville, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Denver, Eugene, Boise and Regina.

Summit Integrated Systems Calls on Over 100 Chauvet Professional Fixtures for Life.Church Broadcast Campus

21/11/2019 - Project News

USA – In January 1996, what is now Life.Church was founded as Life Covenant Church in a two car garage equipped with an overhead projector and two construction lights purchased at Lowes for under $40. The church and its technological prowess have both come a long way since then.

Chroma-Q Inspires Slovenia’s Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana

21/11/2019 - Project News

Slovenia – Over thirty Chroma-Q Inspire XT LED house lights have been installed in the Conservatory of Music and Ballet Ljubljana (KGBL), Slovenia to provide high quality lighting with minimal noise.

Protec choose Barco, Unilumin and L-Acoustics for Jaguar Land Rover Long Service Awards

21/11/2019 - Production News

UK – Protec supported its client Optimum for the prestigious Jaguar Land Rover Long Service Awards at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 25th and 26th October. This event, held over two nights, hosted over 2,400 guests in total celebrating employees who have given 25, 40, and even 50 years loyal service to the company. Protec put together a bespoke audio and video package working alongside Christie Lites for this lavish production servicing a corporate presentation, an awards ceremony, the showcasing of two new vehicles, live entertainment including singers, dancers and theatrical performers, and a gala dinner.

324 Channels of Shure Axient Digital Powers Fête Des Vignerons

21/11/2019 - Production News

Switzerland – For three weeks this past summer, the sleepy Swiss town of Vevey on Lake Geneva came alive when one million visitors participated in the 12th Winegrowers’ Festival. The Fête des Vignerons takes place once in a generation and pays homage to century old traditions of wine growing. Recognised by UNESCO on its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the celebration unites an entire region of winegrowers with the local community.

Sing! China makes the most of its talent with L-Acoustics L-ISA technology

21/11/2019 - Production News

China – Now in its fourth season, Sing! China is a highly popular re-branded version of The Voice of China. It is based on the original format of The Voice talent show phenomenon that has been successfully franchised from the original The Voice of Holland into over 30 countries worldwide and is still growing.

Claypaky Sharpy Plus Aqua

21/11/2019 - Equipment News

Designed in the spirit of the award-winning Sharpy Plus platform, the Sharpy Plus Aqua luminaire is an IP65-rated moving head fixture perfect for outdoor events, touring, permanent installations, cruise ships, and much more. This new fixture maintains the same performance features of its predecessor, the Sharpy Plus luminaire, in a new weather-resistant package; giving you greater flexibility in a single luminaire.

Main Event Entertainment Group Dominates Jamaica with Martin Audio

20/11/2019 - Production News

Jamaica – Located in Kingston, Main Event Entertainment Group Ltd (MEEG). is a multi-level experience agency that provides phenomenal client experiences and service solutions through creative marketing and event management.

Zero 88 Launches New Website

20/11/2019 - Business News

UK – Leading lighting control manufacturer Zero 88 has launched a new website complete with a highly visual contemporary design and a host of relevant product, project and general information that’s quick and easy to navigate via intuitive menus that gets viewers to exactly where they need to be – quickly and logically.

Chauvet Professional Rolls Out Powerful New Products at LDI

20/11/2019 - Event News

USA – Building on the momentum of a very successful year that has seen its products appear on global tours, in network TV studios, and at major theatres across the world, Chauvet Professional is unveiling an exciting new collection of products at LDI. Visitors to the company’s booths (945 and 937) will be able to get an up-close, hands-on look at the most powerful mover ever in the Maverick series, a new generation of ultra-bright Rogue Fixtures, the high resolution F2 video panel, and the COLORado SOLO Batten 4 that has everybody talking.

DPA Hits the Road with Khalid on the Free Spirit World Tour

20/11/2019 - Production News

Worldwide After auditioning nearly every industry standard microphone capsule for multi-platinum recording artist Khalid, production manager and FOH engineer CJ Blair found that DPA Microphones’ d:facto 4018VL vocal microphone perfectly complemented the singer’s deep R&B tones. Now out on Khalid’s Free Spirit World Tour, Blair initially sought out a new vocal solution as a means of bringing the GRAMMY Award-nominated singer-songwriter’s studio sound to the live stage.

Theatres Trust awards £25,000 to five theatres across the UK to address the challenges small theatres face

20/11/2019 - Business News

UK – Theatres Trust has awarded vital funding to five more theatres. Each will receive £5,000 from the Trust’s UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme for projects that enhance accessibility, address urgent repairs, environmental improvements and expand facilities.

Software Update: Hippotizer 4.5.2

20/11/2019 - Equipment News

Hippotizer 4.5.2 is an improvement release for V4 and V4+. This version builds on 4.5.1, including fixing a few key issues and adding functionality in SHAPE's new 3D output management workflow.

Every Hippotizer V4 and V4+ can install 4.5.2: the software Assurance release date is 28 February 2019.

Functionality improvements in 4.5.2:

Allen & Heath Energises One of Denver’s Prominent Concert Locations

20/11/2019 - Project News

USA – When it comes to finding a place to listen to live music, choices range from dive bars to more acoustically refined venues. Among the latter here in the Mile High City is The Soiled Dove Underground, which recently upgraded its sound with the addition of a dLive C3500 digital mixing system from Allen & Heath.

Introducing YIMSA, a Dedicated Online Tool to Simplify Background Music System Design

20/11/2019 - Equipment News

Designing a successful background music (BGM) system, even for small spaces, is usually seen as something that only a professional systems integrator can do, adding both cost and time to a project. But with the introduction of Yamaha’s new online tool, YIMSA, designing BGM systems for small to medium-sized premises will be quicker and free of any cost.

sunDial quad wins PLASA Innovation Gold Award

20/11/2019 - Event News

UK – sunDial quad, the new trailing edge mains dimmer from Artistic Licence, has received the coveted Gold accolade at the 2019 PLASA Awards for Innovation. With outstanding dimming performance and advanced safety features, sunDial quad is set to trigger a conceptual shift in the perceived suitability of dimmable LED replacement bulbs for the professional market.

ETC and High End Systems are set to impress at LDI 2019

20/11/2019 - Event News

USA – ETC and High End Systems will exhibit the latest innovations in lighting technology in a combined booth at LDI 2019. Visitors will get the chance to see powerful fixtures, sophisticated controls, and intuitive rigging products in booths 325, 425, and 525.

TiMax creates natural sound on Broadway for The Rose Tattoo

19/11/2019 - Production News

USA – To create a natural and immersive sound environment for The Rose Tattoo in Broadway’s American Airlines theatre, associate sound designer Bradlee Ward specified a TiMax SoundHub 2 audio spatialisation engine to create localisation of the actors’ voices as they moved around the multimedia-adorned set of Tennessee Williams musical drama. TiMax was also used to spatialise the evocative music and redolent sound effects created by sound designer Fitz Patton.


19/11/2019 - Production News

The Netherlands – Robe’s new ESPRITE LED moving lights made their live debut in The Netherlands at the high-profile AMF event staged in the Johan Cruijff ArenA, a glittering showcase concluding five days of electronic music conference sessions, debates and live events related to the 2019 Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE).

Midas’ LPG step wins Kew Gardens power contract

19/11/2019 - Production News

UK – Temporary power pioneer Midas will take the UK’s first rental LPG genset into Kew Gardens this month as part of its low emission package that will drive Christmas at Kew from 20 November to 5 January.

Dove Awards Celebrate 50 Years with Lighting from Bandit Lites

19/11/2019 - Production News

USA – For more than half a century the Dove Awards have recognised exceptional achievements in the Christian music industry. This year, the industry’s best gathered to pay tribute to their history and celebrate the future of gospel and Christian music with performances ranging from modern rock, rap/hip hop, pop/contemporary, inspirational, southern gospel, bluegrass, country, worship and more taking the stage with a lighting system from Bandit Lites.

MDG goes under the sea for The Little Mermaid at Helsinki City Theatre

19/11/2019 - Production News

Finland – Helsinki City Theatre is putting on the Disney magic this season with its lavish musical production of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. The theatre’s annual musical production is always a major part of its programme: The Little Mermaid plays in repertoire in the 950-seat main theatre for over 120 performances from August 2019 to Spring 2020, including the all-important Christmas period. Helping to create the magical underwater atmosphere are haze, fog and low-fog generators from MDG.

Elation Adds World Premiere Product Launches for LDI

19/11/2019 - Event News

USA – Elation Professional has added five new World Premiere debuts to its list of products to show at LDI 2019 in Las Vegas. Showing 22-24 November at Elation Booth #602 for the first time anywhere will be new moving head fixtures in Elation’s award-winning Artiste, Proteus and Fuze product lines, new professional market luminaires that continue the company’s efforts to bring innovation and best-in-class ROI products to the market.

Ayrton Welcomes Chris Lose and Jonas Stenvinkel

19/11/2019 - People News

USA – Chris Lose takes the role of Ayrton’s new designer relations manager and will be based in North America. Jonas Stenvinkel is Ayrton’s new Director of Strategic Development and based in London. Both positions commence with immediate effect.

Chirac Design Tours France with ChamSys

19/11/2019 - Production News

France – Parodic metal band Ultra Vomit and EDM solo act Sebastian serve up two very different styles of music. But both share a penchant for pushing musical boundaries, and both are in the middle of popular fall club and festival tours throughout France. The two artists have something else in common too, each is supported by high-energy light and video shows created by Chirac Design and run with ChamSys consoles.

Sarah Connor and GLP on Herz Kraft Werke tour 2019

19/11/2019 - Production News

Germany – Following the 1.1 million-selling album "Muttersprache" back in 2015, German singer Sarah Connor waited until the spring of 2019 before releasing her second German language album "Herz Kraft Werke"; this, like its predecessor, entered the German charts, straight in at number one. Since the end of October, she has been touring arenas, with 15 dates in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Already announced for the summer of 2020 is a big open-air tour, and in March 2021 there will be a further seven arena dates, reflecting her huge success.

­­Equipson Unveils LS-Wing – An Innovative OSC Hardware Controller

19/11/2019 - Event News

USA – LS-Wing, the latest addition to WORK PRO's award winning LightShark DMX-based hardware lighting console range, is set to revolutionise the lighting industry by giving professionals access to an Open Sound Control (OSC) hardware controller.

The Amphithéâtre de la Verrière adopts Dalis Access 863

19/11/2019 - Project News

France – The Amphithéâtre de la Verrière, located in Aix-en-Provence, recently chose Robert Juliat Dalis 863 Access lighting fixtures to add to its in-house inventory. These high-quality LED battens, accessible to all budgets, are very versatile and can be used to illuminate a cyclorama, or as front of stage lighting, a real plus for multi-purpose theatres with very varied programmes of shows, conferences, debates and dance.

The Big 40!

19/11/2019 - Business News

UK – On the 5th of November, Stage Electrics marked 40 years as one of the UK’s most respected specialist installers, integrators and resellers, celebrating this milestone with a thank you party for its staff, held at Bristol Zoo, close to the company’s headquarters in Patchway.

MLA Fills Budapest Arena for Boris Brejcha Showcase

18/11/2019 - Production News

Hungary – Supernova Techno presents The Boris Brejcha Showcase is how the event at Budapest’s 12,000-capacity László Papp Sports Arena (aka Budapest Arena) on 5 October billed itself.

Canford helps Green-GO growth at MediaCity’s GreenHouse

18/11/2019 - Event News

UK – The aptly-named ‘GreenHouse’ at MediaCityUK was the chosen setting for a Green-GO training workshop presented by audio, video and broadcast solutions specialist, Canford. As the UK and Ireland’s distributor for the cost-effective, scalable, digital comms system since 2016, Canford has seen demand rise sharply in festivals, live events and broadcast applications.

Video Design and AJ Tracey ‘doing it’ at Alexandra Palace

18/11/2019 - Production News

UK – It’s nine miles from Ladbrooke Grove to Alexandra Palace, from AJ Tracey’s home turf to the heart of Muswell Hill, a short hop by car, yet a huge milestone on the career of this bright new star. Two sold-out shows at the hallowed London venue 8th and 9th November saw ecstatic fans surround a central stage as dazzling as the man’s own charisma.

PWL Engages in Creative Battle

18/11/2019 - Production News

Belgium - Painting with Light (PWL), working for television producers Dedsit, supplied lighting and video content design, creation and control for “De Battle”, a co-production between Belgium’s SBS and Netherlands broadcaster, RTL which was recorded at the Pop Up Theatre in Puurs.

Join TMB at LDI 2019 – New Products, New Technology!

18/11/2019 - Event News

USA – This year at LDI, TMB’s signature hospitality will be offered in a revised booth setting. Of course, other than the hospitality, it’s all about products, and there will be a wide range of exciting, innovative, even award-winning technology on hand.

Seth Jackson Balances Looks on Casting Crowns / Hillsong Worship / Elevation Worship Tour with Maverick MK3 Spot

18/11/2019 - Production News

USA – E Pluribus Unum, no less than Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin chose these Latin words, “Out of Many One,” in 1776 for the official seal of their fledgling republic. The phrase, which is handed down today on US coins, also serves as an apt description for what Seth Jackson has accomplished for Premier Productions’ stellar 2019 Worship Tour, which is running across the USA this autumn.

City Theatrical to Launch QolorFLEX Multiverse Dimmers at LDI 2019

18/11/2019 - Event News

USA – City Theatrical will be launching and demonstrating new technology in Booth 435 at the LDI Show 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA from 22 – 24, November 2019.

Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center Adds Array of Claypaky and ADB Lighting Products to Multi Hall Venue

18/11/2019 - Project News

Taiwan – The 3201 Multi Hall in the Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center (TTTC) at the National Center for Traditional Arts (NCFTA) in Taipei became the first theatre in the country to use moving heads and be equipped with all-LED lighting with the installation of a complement of Claypaky and ADB products.

Brown Note Productions, Inc. invests in Elation IP-rated lighting

18/11/2019 - Production News

USA – Brown Note Productions, Inc., a full service production company based in Thornton, Colorado, has purchased a large fleet of Elation Professional IP-rated outdoor lighting fixtures and immediately had the gear out on a run of autumn music festivals.

Discover the LiteCAD Evolution CAD Truss Structure Configurator

18/11/2019 - Equipment News

LiteCAD Evolution is a dedicated cloud-based truss configuration software with intuitive drag & drop architecture. Users are provided with a tool that allows for the extremely quick and easy creation of technical layouts and visualisations of LITEC truss structures.

Astera at LDI 2019

15/11/2019 - Event News

USA – I nnovative wireless LED lighting manufacturer Astera will be making an impact at the 2019 LDI expo in Las Vegas next week on the stand of its exclusive USA distributor, Inner Circle Distribution, on Booth 1205.

Robe at LDI 2019

15/11/2019 - Event News

USA – Robe takes full advantage of LDI 2019 as a key US and international entertainment technology hub, and Las Vegas as a dynamic and lively nucleus for staging some of the world’s finest entertainment and events.

Blue Parrot takes the first Ayrton Perseo-S into Scotland

15/11/2019 - Production News

UK – Edinburgh-based production services and dry hire company, Blue Parrot, has just taken delivery of Scotland’s first Ayrton Perseo-S IP65-rated LED fixtures. The occasion also marks Blue Parrot’s first investment in Ayrton fixtures which are destined for a very busy life in hire stock.

Claypaky at LDI 2019

15/11/2019 - Event News

USA – Claypaky will be at LDI this year in booth #1447. They will be present with a new sales and technical team based in the United States: Dennis Knopf (senior business development manager), George Masek (senior product specialist), Ray Whitton (North American business development manager) and Julie Smith (product support). The booth staff will include also the Claypaky CEO Marcus Graser, head of global marketing Alena Turiakova, Francesco Romagnoli, Marco Zucchinali, Giovanni Zucchinali and of course the whole technical team.

PixelFLEX helps define the Longhorn culture at the University of Texas

15/11/2019 - Project News

USA – Located in the Red McCombs Red Zone at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium, the new Frank Denius Family University of Texas Athletics Hall of Fame recently celebrated its grand opening. As the University's first-ever sports Hall of Fame, the $17.1 million project tells the story of Texas Athletics from its first team in 1893 to what has become one of the nation's premier programmes. Wanting to uniquely highlight the achievements of their 20 athletic teams, the University worked with the experience creation firm Advent who created an interactive storytelling experience with a design that included a large-format FLEXUltra LED video display from PixelFLEX.

Chauvet Professional Introduces Maverick Storm 1 Spot

15/11/2019 - Equipment News

The weather may not always be ideal at a festival or other outdoor event, but designers and rental companies will always be able to rely on optimal performance from the new Maverick Storm 1 Spot. Just introduced by Chauvet Professional, the 480W cool white moving spot fixture, which will be showcased at the company’s LDI booth (937), takes outdoor reliability to a new level, not just with its IP65 rating, but also with aluminium alloy housing, marine grade 316 stainless steel screws, M12 Gore valves and a sun shield optical protection system.

Penn Elcom Launches New Range of Premium Flat Pack Credenza Racks

15/11/2019 - Equipment News

Penn Elcom launches a vibrant new range of its premium flat pack 19 inch racking Credenzas, manufactured and tailored to meet the high standards of custom installers working in all market sectors, from commercial to residential and entertainment.

Vista by Chroma-Q Gets Stylish at Wella Awards Event

15/11/2019 - Production News

UK – Lighting designer Steve Cameron utilised Vista by Chroma-Q’s Vista 3 lighting and media control system to deliver full concert production values for the Wella 2019 TrendVision Awards, held at London’s iconic Roundhouse venue in Camden.

Nature One ‘The Twenty Five’ Lets Rip with GLP KNV

15/11/2019 - Production News

Germany – Nature One, one of Europe's largest festivals for electronic music, celebrated its 25th anniversary over 2 to 4 August. Consequently the event, which has been based on the former Pydna rocket base in the Hunsrück mountain region since the second year, was simply dubbed ‘The Twenty Five’.

L-Acoustics fits the bill for classic UK hotel

15/11/2019 - Project News

UK – Warner Leisure Hotels owns a chain of 14 rural and coastal hotels around the UK. It boasts luxury breaks in Grade I and II listed manors with bespoke packages that include famous faces from the stage, screen and radio in West End quality performances at Warner’s venues.

Helix enlightens Chirk Canal aqueduct

15/11/2019 - Project News

UK – In 2009 the 11 mile stretch of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal won the UNESCO World Heritage Status. Situated on the border between England and Wales is the Chirk Canal Aqueduct & Railway viaduct which is a part of the entire route. This aqueduct was finished in 1801 and has been an important landmark and way of transportation for the region ever since. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site the Welsh Canal & River Trust wanted to do something special.

Key-supplier invests in first DiGiCo SD7 Quantum for Germany

15/11/2019 - Production News

Germany – The first DiGiCo SD7 Quantum console sold in Germany is to Protones Veranstaltungstechnik, a newly appointed DiGiCo rental and installation supplier in northern Germany.

Arf & Yes Runs 148 Universe Show for Juhuasuan with ChamSys MagicQ MQ500 Stadium

14/11/2019 - Production News

China – JSTV’s 99 Juhuasuan Shopping Day Show is big by any measure. The sheer volume of sales generated by the event sponsored by this Alibaba subsidiary leave no doubt about that. Neither does the spectacular lighting design by Ghent, Belgium-based Arf & Yes.

Alan Parsons Live Project tours with Alcons

14/11/2019 - Production News

As far as the sound of his songs is concerned, Alan Parsons is probably one of the most demanding artists ever. In the late '60s and early '70s, he worked as a sound engineer on milestones in music history, including the Beatles albums "Abbey Road" and "Let it be", as well as on Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" and "Dark Side of the Moon". As a musician he experienced the highlight of his career in the 80s with his Alan Parsons Project. At that time, however, he barely performed live, as the technology at that time was unable to reproduce the sound of his songs as he had produced them in the studio.

Absen lights up GITEX 2019

14/11/2019 - Event News

UAE – Following the success of last year’s GITEX technology event, which saw numerous Absen LED solutions being deployed at the show, including a highly innovative 3D robotic video walls on the Etisalat stand, Absen was once again selected to play a starring role at this year’s event.

Brompton Technology and FNTECH deliver future at OC6

14/11/2019 - Production News

​USA – At the end of September, the industry’s leading developers, creators and visionaries gathered at Facebook’s Oculus Connect 6 conference at the San Jose McEnery Convention Centre in California to celebrate what the social media giant describes as VR’s journey and the road ahead. With the help of Brompton Technology’s industry-leading 4K Tessera SX40 LED screen processor, California-based full-service technology company FNTECH delivered stunning visuals in keeping with the event’s vision of the future.

ELC Lighting offers the final word on DMX redundancy

14/11/2019 - Event News

USA – DMX control specialist ELC Lighting will unveil its latest innovation, designed to enable the creation of fully-redundant DMX networks, at the LDI show in Las Vegas this month. Now, for the first time, a damaged DMX cable is no longer liable to be a show-stopper.

Martin Audio Again Brings Bluesfest to Life at the O2 Arena

14/11/2019 - Production News

UK – When John Legend and his 11-piece band performed at this year’s BluesFest for his only UK show of 2019, it was through a Martin Audio MLA loudspeaker array provided by Capital Sound at the O2 Arena.

The Activity Accents Big Looks at TIDAL X Rock the Vote with Chauvet Professional Maverick

13/11/2019 - Production News

USA – Patrick Dierson called it “the chandelier.” For the fans who packed Brooklyn’s Barclay Center on Monday night 21 October for the TIDAL X Rock the Vote Show, it was a massive piece of eye candy that riveted their attention as it glittered over the stage in support of the upbeat music being performed below. Anchoring this stunning centrepiece and endowing it with its distinct vibrancy and colour, were 58 Chauvet Professional Maverick MK3 Wash fixtures supplied by 4Wall Entertainment.

Obsidian Control Systems to show NX 4 with DYLOS at LDI 2019

13/11/2019 - Event News

USA – Obsidian Control Systems is pleased to be showing the powerful NX 4 lighting controller with DYLOS pixel composition engine at LDI 2019 in Las Vegas. Designers, programmers and operators are invited to Booth #602 for a look at this powerful console in the intuitive ONYX platform and experience the creative possibilities with DYLOS.

The Shop supplies Pioneer Pro Audio system for Wax Da Jam Charity Bash

13/11/2019 - Production News

Ibiza – Set For Love was a charity fiesta that brought the curtain down on the tenth anniversary season of Wax Da Jam on Ibiza. Raising money for the Last Night a DJ Saved my Life foundation, which helps to build water wells in Africa and Asia, the event was hosted by Nightmares on Wax frontman, George Evelyn at the Las Dalias Hippy Market in San Carlos.

A Choir Performance in Kuala Lumpur Achieved Crystal Clear Sound Thanks to DPA Microphones

13/11/2019 - Production News

Malaysia – DPA Microphones recently launched 4097 CORE supercardioid choir microphone was used to great effect in Kuala Lumpur when a choir of 12 men and women gathered in Independence Square to mark the 50th anniversary of the Department of Enforcement, Kuala Lumpur City Hall.

Elation to highlight award-winning product lines at 2019 LDI

13/11/2019 - Event News

USA – Elation Professional’s product line has never been stronger, or more sought after. Proud to offer innovative, award-winning products that perform to the rigours of the professional lighting market, the Elation team looks forward to a great LDI and welcomes lighting professionals to Booth #602 for a closer look at the following exciting innovations and much more.

Outline’s Superfly and Newton FPGA Processor Tour the UK with Will Young

13/11/2019 - Production News

UK – Will Young’s brand new show, An Evening with Will Young, visited 21 cities around the UK throughout October, with a complete audio infrastructure provided by London-based Capital Sound Hire.

Elation Artiste Picasso Impresses at Royal Opera House

13/11/2019 - Production News

UK – Situated in London’s Covent Garden, the Grade 1 listed Royal Opera House (ROH) is one of London’s largest theatres. Housing both The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, both world-leading companies whose productions feature the very finest national and international talent, the site’s rich history dates back to 1732 when the (then) Theatre Royal was opened. The ROH is home to an outstanding technical team, who work with cutting edge technologies to enhance every aspect of its world-class programme of events.

Robe Specified for Magazine London’s House Lighting Rig

13/11/2019 - Project News

UK – Nearly 100 Robe LED lighting fixtures including T1 Profiles, Spiider LED wash beams plus Divine 160 RGBW LED floods are at the heart of the house lighting package at Magazine London, the capital’s newest and most exciting event space, located in North Greenwich.

Adlib Gets in-the-Round Touring with Russell Howard

13/11/2019 - Production News

UK – Adlib supplied a full production package incorporating lighting, video, sound and rigging for the recent UK leg of acclaimed comedy superstar Russell Howard’s “Respite” stand-up tour.

Backstage Academy Signs Partnership Deal with KV2

12/11/2019 - Business News

UK – Backstage Academy, the leading live event production educational facility, has signed a new partnership agreement with professional loudspeaker manufacturer KV2 Audio.

Fifteen ESTA standards in public review and a new project

12/11/2019 - Standards News

Fifteen ESTA standards and draft standards are available for public review on the ESTA TSP website at Anyone materially affected by any document is invited to review it and to offer comments before the deadline. The review documents are available for free; downloading it costs you nothing but your time. The listing below is an alphanumeric sort. The comment due dates for the different documents are not all the same; please take note.

SIXTY82 continues expansion into Germany with SIXTY82 German Division and partnership with CAST

12/11/2019 - Business News

Germany – SIXTY82, ‘The New Original’ manufacturer of next-generation trussing and staging solutions, has taken exciting steps towards its expansion across Germany with the start of SIXTY82 German division.

Gerrit Schottert Joins Chauvet Team

12/11/2019 - People News

Belgium – Keeping pace with the ever-increasing demand for its products in Benelux, Chauvet has named highly-regarded lighting specialist Gerrit Schottert as its senior business development nanager for The Netherlands. Operating out of the company’s office in Belgium, Schottert will be responsible for the Chauvet Professional line.

Ayrton at LDI 2019

12/11/2019 - Event News

USA – Ayrton will be exhibiting at LDI with its exclusive US distributor A.C.T. Lighting on Booth 1237, and excitement is building for the official US showing of Ayrton’s two latest products: Perseo and Huracán-X. Ayrton also has the pleasure of supporting the second KOI-USA Awards by sponsoring the Live Performance Special (Music) Award in the Live for Broadcast category.

Martin Audio Deployed on Four Stages at Riot Fest 2019

12/11/2019 - Production News

USA – M arking the popular event’s 15th anniversary, this year’s Riot Fest was successfully reinforced by Technotrix with Martin Audio MLA, WPL and WPC line arrays on four stages in Chicago’s Douglas Park.

Robert Juliat at LDI 2019

12/11/2019 - Event News

USA – Robert Juliat will be exhibiting at LDI 2019 on Booth 1237 with exclusive US distributor, A.C.T. Lighting, where it will demonstrate SpotMe, its award-winning, bespoke 3D position-tracking device for followspots. SpotMe, which earned Robert Juliat a PLASA Award for Innovation in 2018, will be shown with the new Maestro server which has been developed by Robert Juliat in collaboration with tracking specialists, zactrack.

Claypaky Xtylos units enhance air show by the Italian air force stunt team on Lake Garda

12/11/2019 - Production News

Italy – The 85th anniversary of the world seaplane speed record set in 1934 at Desenzano seaplane base by Marshal Agello was commemorated on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October in Desenzano del Garda, in the province of Brescia. His record stands at 709.202 km/h and has never been broken to this day.

MDG at LDI 2019

12/11/2019 - Event News

USA – MDG will be exhibiting at LDI 2019 on Booth 1245, near its exclusive US distributor, A.C.T. Lighting, where the team will be demonstrating the ATMe and ATMe WPE haze generators, the industry-benchmark generators that produce the finest haze on the market. The ATMe WPE is a weather-proof and dust-resistant version of the market-leading ATMe which has been designed specifically for outdoor use.

ETC Dubai – The Studio opens with celebration

12/11/2019 - Event News

UAE – ETC celebrated the opening of ETC Dubai – The Studio with a launch event at the new premises in Dubai Media City. The new site, which consists of a black box space for product demonstrations and an area for console training sessions, welcomed industry professionals from across the globe to the inaugural event.

Robe Dances with the Mazowsze Stars

12/11/2019 - Production News

Poland – The famous Polish State Folk Group of Song and Dance 'Mazowsze' is named after the Mazowsze region of Poland.

Strictly Come Dancing steps forward with Vari-Lite’s VL1100 LED

12/11/2019 - Production News

UK – The new season of Strictly Come Dancing, the multi-award-winning celebrity dance show, kicked off in September with a new performer, the VL1100 LED from Vari-Lite. David Bishop, in his new role as the show’s lighting designer, sees the introduction of the VL1100 LED as a significant improvement for the Strictly lighting rig.

The Foundry’s Big Audient Console ‘Got It Covered’ For BBC Children In Need Album

11/11/2019 - Production News

UK – Audient was part of the making of the BBC Children In Need album, Got It Covered, with The Foundry Studio’s extra-large classic ASP8024 mixing console being used to record the Grimethorpe Colliery Band for one of the songs on the charity record.

ChamSys MagicQ MQ70 Console Makes USA Debut at LDI

11/11/2019 - Event News

USA – ChamSys is offering a new level of mobility for busy designers and programmers with the new MagicQ MQ70 Console. Introduced at PLASA 2019, this trim compact console (it weighs in at a mere 7kg, or 15.4lb), will make its USA debut at LDI Booth 937.

Shawn Mendes: World Arena Tour 2019

11/11/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – For the hugely popular Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes Arena World Tour, VSS was tasked by the 24/7 Productions team of John Pryer and Andrew Thornton to work with creative director Paul Caslin and lighting designer Louis Oliver to provide a high resolution LED screen that was integral to the show, together with associated video equipment. The first stage of the tour visited major venues across Europe and the USA, before departing for Australia, Asia and South America.

Master Sound Productions of South Florida Invests in Elation IP65

11/11/2019 - Production News

USA – Master Sound Productions of Miami has taken delivery of a full complement of Elation Professional’s market-leading IP65-rated weatherproof lighting fixtures. In operation since 1996 in one of the country’s most competitive markets for entertainment technology providers, Master Sound Productions is known as one of the most versatile event rental and full production companies in South Florida.

Andres Cepeda Makes a miniPointe

08/11/2019 - Production News

Colombia – Pop-rock singer / songwriter Andres Cepeda is one of Colombia’s most popular artists, loved for his multi-genre repertoire, humour and dynamic style. He recently played a month of sold-out shows at the 1,300 capacity Teatro Major Julio Mario Santo Domingo in the north of Bogota.

FloppyFlex at Schuster Center, Mead Theatre

08/11/2019 - Project News

USA – In Dayton, Ohio, in the heart of the downtown arts district, the Mead Theatre is the cornerstone of the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Opened in 2003, the 2,300-seat world-class venue hosts a wide range of performances, including the Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, touring Broadway blockbusters, rock concerts, comedians and more. Helping to inspire the imagination and refresh the spirit of the three-balcony facility, Scenic Solutions of Ohio specified and installed FloppyFlex LED neon into the unique architectural details of the venue.

SolaWash a ‘Workhorse Light’ for Moulin Rouge! The Musical

08/11/2019 - Production News

USA – Lighting designer Justin Townsend specified 38 High End Systems SolaWash 2000 High CRI automated LED luminaires for Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Since its summer opening at New York City’s Al Hirschfield Theatre, the show has received critical acclaim not only for the glam costumes and glitzy scenery, but also for its rich lighting.

Creative Rental Solutions Provides Visual Mystique for Fantasia with Chauvet Professional

08/11/2019 - Production News

Belgium – Although the Fantasia festival succeeds in attracting some of the hottest EDM and trance DJs year after year, it’s built a fanatically loyal fan base with much more than music alone. Drawing on the power of its wildly imaginative and elaborate stage scenery, Fantasia succeeds in cocooning festival-goers in a multi-sensory experience that intensifies the power of its electronic music.

Wakefield Cathedral Provides Setting for Backstage Academy Graduation

08/11/2019 - Event News

UK – 'A spire higher than no other in Yorkshire' may not only be an accurate description of Wakefield’s majestic cathedral but the mantra of the 74 Backstage Academy (BA) students who graduated at the official ceremony held there recently.

ICF Munich Celebrates Services with Allen & Heath dLive

08/11/2019 - Project News

Germany – International Christian Fellowship Munich (ICF), has recently upgraded its audio system with an Allen & Heath dLive solution for its weekly services and events.

Big is best with Unusual Rigging

08/11/2019 - Production News

UK – Big the Musical closed at the Dominion Theatre in London's West End on the 2nd November following a successful nine week run. The Theatre Royal Plymouth production opened in 2016 to rave reviews and played at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin into 2017. Finally after more than two years, it made its west end debut in September with production manager Hugh Borthwick bringing Unusual Rigging on board to handle the rigging elements of this ambitious production.

SSL L550 Helps Peter Frampton Bid Farewell on Final Tour

07/11/2019 - Production News

USA - English rock musician, Peter Frampton, whose best-known hits include Baby, I love Your Way and Show Me The Way, recently concluded his final tour, dubbed ‘Peter Frampton Finale – The Farewell Tour’, where FOH engineer, Jim Yakabuski, used an SSL Live L550 console supplied by Solotech, Nashville to produce a signature analogue sound.

Norway’s Hålogaland Teater Chooses Alcons Audio For Touring System

07/11/2019 - Project News

Norway – Touring theatre productions in rural areas of north Norway can be very challenging, especially with limited local facilities and equipment that has to cope with fast-changing extremes of temperature. But an Alcons Audio LR7 pro-ribbon system is proving equal to every challenge for the country’s northernmost regional theatre.

Carrie Underwood Dazzles in the ‘Cry Pretty Tour 360’ with Bandit Lites and Fireplay

07/11/2019 - Production News

USA – Carrie Underwood recently wrapped up her powerhouse Cry Pretty Tour 360 with a lighting package provided by long-time vendor, Bandit Lites. Nominated for Entertainer of the Year at the 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards, Underwood has been thrilling audiences around the globe all year with her all-female tour featuring a stunning ‘in-the-round’ lighting design by Nick Whitehouse of Fireplay production studio.

Chauvet Professional Builds Brightness with New Rogue R2X Wash

07/11/2019 - Equipment News

Progress, it is said, builds on itself. The new Rogue R2X Wash fixture from Chauvet Professional offers an excellent example of that. Debuting at this year’s LDI show (booth 945), this extremely bright, updated version of the popular Rogue R2 Wash was developed in response to a very recent advance in LED lamp technology.

Claypaky Fixtures Light Up J Balvin’s Colourful “Arcoiris” North American Tour

07/11/2019 - Production News

USA – Colombian reggaeton sensation J Balvin just wrapped his North American fall tour, “Arcoiris” (“Rainbow”), playing 25 cities from San Juan, Puerto Rico to LA. The whimsical and colourful visual production, by The Squared Division who collaborated with The FriedsWith You Art Collective who designed his Coachella performance, featured a large complement of Claypaky Mythos 2 and Scenius Unico lighting fixtures from lighting and video vendor VER PRG.

MILOS Meat Rack – Convenient transport an storage of lights and equipment

07/11/2019 - Equipment News

Give lighting fixtures and other items a home in the new Meat Rack from MILOS. Its adjustable light bars, or a hanging adapter for oversize lights, are the perfect solution for the transportation and storage of lighting fixtures. Optional height adjustable shelves can also be installed for a wide range of other items needed for an event.

Highlite Supply Innovation Productions with All Weather Solutions

07/11/2019 - Equipment News

Highlite UK recently supplied 24 of its Polar 100 Beams to Innovation Productions. These IP65 rated moving heads complement the already vast range of IP rated fixtures carried by Innovation. Commented Dave Hartley, sales manager, Highlite UK: “It is yet another situation where Highlite has addressed its customer's requirements perfectly.”

AC-ET Goes Backstage for Leeds City College’s Creative Productions

07/11/2019 - Project News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd (AC-ET) has announced an exciting partnership with Leeds City College, which commenced with the distributor supplying a full range of industry-leading production technologies for the institution’s new £60m state-of-the-art Quarry Hill Campus.

L-Acoustics helps Institute of Physics achieve ambitions aims

07/11/2019 - Project News

UK – The Institute of Physics for the UK and Ireland (IOP) has an impressive new London HQ, built from the ground-up with a modern architectural statement that has AV designed-in from the start.

Clair Brothers Plays Crucial Role in the Latvian College of Culture’s Intense Creative and Production Curriculum

07/11/2019 - Project News

Latvia – The Latvian College of Culture (LCC) is part of the larger Latvian Academy of Culture and is described as "the best place to study creative industries" in the country. The most tradition-rich school of higher learning in Latvia, LCC stays on the cutting edge of technology to offer its students the most competitive, market-oriented education in the domain of culture. This includes an intense study programme in cultural management that encompasses a wide array of specialisations, from performing arts, photo and video production to technical production, media production and more. The college has a continuous and built-in effort to keep up with the times, which is why school administrators called on SGS Sistēmas, Clair Brothers distributor in the region. Normunds Eilands and Guntars Bluss of SGS were asked to recommend the best loudspeakers for LCC’s next upgrade of its audio production equipment. After evaluating the school’s needs SGS recommended the Clair Brothers kiT12-i loudspeakers, and kiT-Subs to play a crucial role in the curriculum that LCC jumped at the chance.

PROLIGHTS appoints PLUSMUSIC AG as distributor for Switzerland

07/11/2019 - Business News

Switzerland – PROLIGHTS has announced the appointment, with immediate effect, of the company PLUSMUSIC AG as the new distributor for Switzerland.

Sanak Pandit Adds APAC Support for Generation AV and Martin Audio

07/11/2019 - People News

Singapore – Singapore-based start-up Generation AV, who represent Martin Audio in the APAC countries, has announced the arrival of the experienced Sanak Pandit (pictured), who joins the team as applications engineer.

Allround Success for Robe’s RoboSpot

06/11/2019 - Production News

Denmark - Danish lighting and audio rental company Allround Lyd & Lys, based in Struer, invested in two Robe RoboSpot systems, comprising two BaseStations and two BMFL followspots with the integral cameras when they sought a straightforward followspotting solution for the dry hire side of their business.

DPA’s 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone Nominated for Prestigious TEC Award

06/11/2019 - Event News

USA – DPA Microphones 6066 subminiature headset microphone is a nominee for the 35th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the Microphones – Sound Reinforcement Category. Products that are nominated for a TEC Award have made a significant impact on modern sound and music. With a capsule measuring in at just three millimetres in diameter, the 6066 microphones may be small, but they are powerful in terms of performance, making this solution an ideal candidate for a TEC Award.

The Design Oasis and HELM Projects Scare Up Stunning Looks with Chauvet Professional at Suwannee Huluween

06/11/2019 - Production News

USA – With its fresh water springs, meandering wooded paths, and sparkling lake, Suwannee Music Park is normally a tranquil, relaxing place. But on the last weekend in October, this 800-acre slice of paradise assumes a different, more frightful persona as the site of the Suwanee Huluween Festival.

SIXTY82 continues global expansion in UAE, Oman, and Saudi Arabia with Unusual Rigging & Engineering LLC.

06/11/2019 - Business News

UAE – SIXTY82 is pleased to announce that it has recently appointed Unusual Rigging & Engineering LLC as its exclusive representative in the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Saudi Arabia, for its full trussing and staging product range. Unusual Rigging will exercise skilful supervision on a broad scope of possibilities, advising customers on the best SIXTY82 solution for their specific needs.

New Danish Distributor for Allen & Heath

06/11/2019 - Business News

Allen & Heath has named Light Partner as its exclusive distributor for Denmark.

EM Acoustics delivers top quality audio for new music/craft beer venue in Walthamstow

06/11/2019 - Project News

UK - The Collab in Walthamstow is, as the name suggests, a collaboration between award-winning food and drink providers, Signature Brew brewery and We Serve Humans. The new east London venue aims to provide top quality craft beers and delicious, freshly cooked food in an atmosphere geared to music lovers. Pro audio specialist, Amber Sound, supplied an EM Acoustics system to provide high quality audio for a range of live music events as well as traditional playback.

GLP Brands Out in Force at LDI 2019

06/11/2019 - Event News

USA – Visitors arriving at the massive 80ft x 50ft booth (#2556) will now be greeted by four diverse offerings as GLP extends its 25th year celebrations accompanied by associated brands, Fusion by GLP, Cosmic Truss and Scenex Lighting.

Painting the Night Light for Night Watch

05/11/2019 - Production News

Belgium – Studio 100 is thrilling young fans of its “Nachtwacht” (Nightwatch) TV series with the first musical theatre production featuring the three ‘Defender of the Night’ main characters who challenge and battle bad people and evil forces to deliver positive and uplifting endings.

TiMax keeps the pace at London’s new immersive theatrical production: Mamma Mia The Party

05/11/2019 - Production News

UK - The inexhaustibly popular Mamma Mia: The Party has taken London’s O2 as its new permanent home. The high-octane immersive theatrical production which surrounds a dining experience, called for an active spatial soundscape to frame the energy of the event. Abba’s Bjorn Ulvaeus approached Gareth Owen to bring both his theatre experience and the benefit of his rock & roll roots to the production. With its fully mobile cast and live band, Gareth centred the sound design around the powerful localisation and spatial control capabilities of two TiMax SoundHub-S64 3D audio processors, procured and supplied by Orbital Sound for the show.

Robe ESPRITES for CMT Artists of The Year Event

05/11/2019 - Production News

USA - Robe’s brand new ESPRITE moving lights, a powerful, refined 650W luminaire with transferrable white LED engine, made their US live TV debut on the 2019 CMT Artists of the Year event, staged at the impressive Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tarik Smith and Chauvet Professional Transform City Tavern Club

05/11/2019 - Project News

USA – History runs deep at the City Tavern Club. Built in 1786, the venerable Federalist structure (one of the last such taverns in the US capital) counted George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson as regulars. Today, the iconic venue hosts a variety of upscale events, and although it provides an evocative setting, power limitations in the 233-year old building can present challenges for anyone looking to light these affairs.

Inaugural Exit 111 Festival Rocks Out with Bandit Lites

05/11/2019 - Production News

USA – The country’s newest hard rock festival, Exit 111, launched its first three-day weekend with a line-up that cranks it all the way to eleven including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Def Leppard, Guns N Roses, Slayer, Seether, Anthrax, ZZ Top, Ghost, Mastodon, Gojira, Deftones and Coheed and Cambria. Bandit Lites provided the lighting system for the main stage as well as support packages to multiple acts.

Three SSL Live L550 Consoles Provide Superior Sound on Jovanotti Tour

05/11/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Becoming a symbol of the Italian youth of the '80s, Italian singer-songwriter and rapper, Lorenzo Cherubini’s (better known as Jovanotti) first studio album, Jovanotti for President, sold over 400,000 copies in Italy, while his song Piove was released for the second season of The Sopranos as an ending credits track. Still immensely popular to this day, Jovanotti is currently on tour, where his FOH and monitor engineers rely on three SSL Live L550 consoles to provide that signature full, analogue sound, whilst playing to crowds of 40,000 on sandy beaches.

The CLAES3PTRUSS combines the best of two worlds: The KLOTZ CATLink and TrussLink series!

05/11/2019 - Equipment News

A network cable has four pairs of twisted wires, each with characteristic wave impedance of 100 Ohms. This means the KLOTZ CATLink Series can easily handle four audio signals (analogue or digital) or four DMX signals. The internal wiring is naturally 'digital ready', guaranteeing interference-free performance of the CLAES3PTRUSS as a DMX or AES/EBU box.

MDG haze solution for prestigious new events space, Magazine London

05/11/2019 - Project News

UK – Magazine London, the capital’s newest, smartest purpose-built event space and the largest of its kind in London, opened adjacent to the O2 Arena in Greenwich Peninsula this August.

Maggie Rogers Pairs Up with DiGiCo SD10 Pair for North American Tour

05/11/2019 - Production News

USA – Although Maggie Rogers’ major label debut, Heard it in a Past Life, officially dropped in January of this year, the singer-songwriter has quickly built up a massive fan base over the past few years thanks, in part, to her captivating opening sets on 2018 tours with both HAIM and Mumford & Sons. For much of this year now, she’s been out headlining her own shows, culminating with this fall’s latest and largest tour leg, for which Clair Global has been supplying a pair of DiGiCo SD10 mixing consoles.

New National Theatre, Tokyo chooses Robert Juliat LED Oz followspots

05/11/2019 - Project News

Japan – The New National Theatre, Tokyo (NNTT) has invested in a stock of Robert Juliat Oz 600W LED followspots for its three performance spaces. The new LED models replace conventional source followspots as part of an upgrade of the lighting inventory for this internationally important arts venue.

Subfrantic Gets Submerged in Video with PROLIGHTS OmegaPIX

05/11/2019 - Production News

UK – Bespoke productions specialist, Subfrantic has invested in PROLIGHTS' next generation OmegaPIX LED video screen to deliver a state-of-the-art visual experience for client events.

Martin Audio CDD Deployed in Santo Domingo’s Peperoni Restaurant

05/11/2019 - Project News

Dominican Republic – Sound Video Lighting (SVL has installed a full complement of Martin Audio CDD speakers and SX subwoofers in the elegant Peperoni restaurant and bar in the Dominican Republic capital of Santo Domingo, to ensure consistent coverage and the highest level of sound quality.

Production AV Shoots for the Stars at Cheltenham Literature Festival

05/11/2019 - Production News

UK – A diverse line up of well-known names descended on Cheltenham for the 70th anniversary of its much-loved Literature Festival, including headliners David Cameron, Lenny Henry and Debbie Harry.

Highlite Announce UK Open Day on Tuesday 12th November

04/11/2019 - Event News

UK - Due to take place at their UK headquarters at Calne in Wiltshire, product specialist Jack Kelly will be on hand to inspire visitors through Infinity Chimp training sessions and demonstrations. And if you are looking for a cost effective Line Array solution you can also enjoy the power of a large Odin outdoor configuration including the Double 18” Ultra-Sub powered by Celestion.

PR Lighting Out in Force at Nine-Day Divali Nagar Festival

04/11/2019 - Production News

Trinidad & Tobago – PR Lighting fixtures were out in force at the recent nine-day Divali Nagar Festival on the Caribbean island of Trinidad & Tobago.

Motion Mapping delivers Lancôme launch with Hippotizer

04/11/2019 - Production News

UK – Green Hippo’s Hippotizer media servers helped to deliver a glittering press launch show for cosmetics and perfume brand Lancôme in London in September. Produced by Michael Bell Brand Communications, the event included custom video content and projection surfaces designed and delivered by UK-based projection mapping specialist, Motion Mapping Ltd.

Winslow Township High School Gym and Stadium Upgrade with Biamp’s Community Loudspeakers

04/11/2019 - Project News

USA – JD Sound & Video has installed sound systems for both the outdoor stadium and indoor gymnasium of Winslow Township High School (WTHS) using Biamp’s Community R SERIES loudspeakers. WTHS is a four-year comprehensive public high school located in Winslow Township, Camden County, New Jersey. It serves students in ninth through twelfth grades as the secondary school of the Winslow Township School District.

Chauvet Professional COLORado Solo Batten 4 Creates Seamless Scenic Looks

04/11/2019 - Equipment News

Chauvet Professional’s new COLORado Solo Batten 4 sets the stage for seamless scenic looks at tours, festivals, churches, theatres, and other applications. A featured product at the company’s LDI booth (945), the unique four-cell batten features seamless end-to-end RGBAW colour mixing with no separation or dimmed lens corners.

Andrew Smith Joins CUK Audio

04/11/2019 - People News

UK – Industry veteran Andrew Smith has joined CUK Audio in the newly created role of director of business development. Smith, who spent the last 11 years at Kramer Electronics UK in a number of roles including chief operating officer, will be championing the company’s growing portfolio of video and control products.

Protec Scores Firsts with Massive Claypaky Xtylos Purchase

04/11/2019 - Production News

UAE – Protec tallied a number of firsts on the lighting front recently. Protec was the first in the world to order Claypaky Xtylos, inking a deal to receive 350 of the market’s first-ever laser moving fixtures. Protec also became the first AV equipment supplier in the Middle East to take delivery of Xtylos in September.

Starlite Invests in Ayrton Khamsin Fixtures

04/11/2019 - Production News

USA – New Jersey-based Starlite has purchased a complement of Ayrton Khamsin-S, Ayrton's super-compact and highly versatile profile fixture. The company has one of the largest inventories of AV, lighting and control equipment on the east coast with which to meet the needs of clients in the broadcast, concert touring, corporate, performing arts and educational markets.

New York’s Metropolitan Opera Chooses Elation Artiste Monet

01/11/2019 - Production News

USA – The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, home to the Metropolitan Opera, has recently installed 70 Elation Professional Artiste Monet LED profile moving head luminaires with Donald Holder the first to use the new rig of award-winning lights on Porgy and Bess. Lighting supply was by 4Wall Entertainment.

Robe Enjoys Some Silence in Aalborg

01/11/2019 - Production News

Denmark – The magnificently futuristic-looking Musikkens Hus in Aalborg is a cultural jewel in the crown of the fourth-largest city in Denmark, located in a prime position in the redeveloped quarter overlooking the Limfjord. It’s also recently invested in 14 Robe T1 Profile multi-purpose LED moving lights, joining 12 Robe Pointes that were purchased three years ago.

Chain converts Studio 21 into complete new 360 degree dinner show ‘Madame Jeanette’

01/11/2019 - Production News

The Netherlands - One of the most famous event venues in The Netherlands has been thoroughly renovated in recent months and transformed into an intimate restaurant with high-tech decor. Madame Jeanette is the successor of dinner show Pandora, which ended early this year, and is the culinary theatre of 2019, with all the ingredients for an unforgettable dining experience.

TMB’s Intelligent Marquee Systems (IMS) on Stray Cats World Tour

01/11/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – “It was definitely a swingin', rockin', and shoutin' of a good time, as the sensational, iconic and legendary band the Stray Cats prowled their way to the Greek Theatre,” writes The Music Connection’s Daniel Seylum of the band’s recent Los Angeles appearance. Forty years after their debut album, rockabilly fans worldwide found out why the timeless group has such staying power.

Bandit Lites Nominated for Lighting Company of the Year

01/11/2019 - Event News

USA – Bandit Lites is once again celebrating a nomination for Lighting Company of the Year from PLSN and FOH Magazines’ 19th Annual Parnelli Awards. Bandit has been nominated every year of the event and has won seven times.

Chauvet Professional Helps Brent Schmidt Balance the Practical and Aesthetic at SkySprout

01/11/2019 - Production News

USA – “When it comes down to it, nothing trumps execution,” wrote Gary Vaynerchuk, the best-selling author and venture capitalist. Vaynerchuk didn’t pen these words to describe the SkySprout Summit, where he recently delivered the keynote speech, but they do provide an apt description of what event organiser Nick Francis and lighting designer Brent Schmidt accomplished.

Introducing the World’s First Digital Swatchbook

01/11/2019 - Equipment News

MIXBOOK is the first-ever digital swatchbook, engineered by the LED lighting and colour experts at Rosco. Designed to be the perfect planning tool to previsualise LED colours, MIXBOOK contains the same six-chip LED technology found in our DMG Lumière MIX fixtures. This enables film makers to create perfect colour matches between their MIXBOOK and any MIX lights they have on set.

Francesco De Cave Chooses Hog 4 for Arena di Verona Concert

01/11/2019 - Production News

Italy – Lighting designer Francesco De Cave illuminated Italy’s Arena di Verona using his trusty High End Systems Hog 4 console for the third consecutive RTL 102.5 Power Hits Estate concert. The event celebrated the top 50 songs played on Italian radio stations during the summer of 2019. The four-hour concert featured live performances from more than 20 artists including OneRepublic, Eros Ramazzotti, Mika and Lewis Capaldi.

PROLIGHTS appoints HPL as distributor for Brazil

01/11/2019 - Business News

Brazil – HPL Light Company bring with them over 20 years of distribution experience and an excellent reputation throughout the Brazilian lighting market along with a lengthy of creating long-lasting business relationships. The extensive training and technical know-how of their staff makes HPL the perfect strategic partner for PROLIGHTS in Brazil.

L-Acoustics Delivers a Streamlined, Modern Sound System for San Luis Obispo’s Streamline Moderne Fremont Theater

01/11/2019 - Project News

USA – Located on Monterey Street in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo, the 865-seat Fremont Theater is a surviving – and now thriving – example of the Streamline Moderne style favored by West Coast movie theaters and performance halls when it opened for both roles in 1942. As its entertainment appeal gradually waned over the decades, the facility dodged various attempts to modernize it as a multiplex cinema, and then to be razed altogether. Thankfully, a new group of partners, the Fremont Theater Entertainment Group, has invested in restoring the theater’s visual and acoustical charm while also modernising its technical facilities. A key part of that effort was the addition of an L-Acoustics Kara loudspeaker system, originally installed in 2018 and then re-flown with a new truss system installed earlier this year.

dLive Supports Lewis Capaldi on Sold-Out Run

01/11/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Continuing his run of sold-out arena shows, Scottish singer-songwriter, Lewis Capaldi takes on the world one show at a time, along with an Allen & Heath dLive mixing system covering FOH and monitor duties.

PFL Group Boosts its Yamaha Inventory with New QL Consoles

01/11/2019 - Production News

Benelux – Established 21 years ago, the PFL Group has grown to become one of the Benelux countries’ leading technical production businesses, servicing over 1500 projects annually with high quality sound, lighting, video and set productions. Constantly developing to meet the demands of its customers, PFL has just invested in more Yamaha digital mixing consoles.

Colorado Symphony Conducts a DiGiCo SD7 Quantum Upgrade

01/11/2019 - Project News

USA – Home to 80 full-time musicians representing more than a dozen nations, the Colorado Symphony is one of North America’s leading orchestras and performs more than 150 concerts annually at the 2,700-seat Boettcher Concert Hall in downtown Denver, at nearby Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and across the state. In 2012, the City of Denver purchased a DiGiCo SD7 mixing console as part of a major audio facilities upgrade for Boettcher Concert Hall that also notably included a full L-Acoustics loudspeaker system. With productions growing increasingly complex and technically more demanding over the past seven years, the City once again chose to invest in DiGiCo, this time by upgrading its existing SD7 with a brand new Quantum engine.