News Archive for December 2019

ArKaos Embraces Vitality

20/12/2019 - Project News

France – Digital media specialist ArKaos has supplied two media servers, one 4K Studio server and one Stage server, to the new multi-million-pound Parisian headquarters of eSports organisation, Team Vitality.

Robe Pointes for SKALAR MX Immersive Art Installation

20/12/2019 - Production News

Mexico – Light artist and designer Christopher Bauder and composer / music producer Kanding Ray brought their epic immersive kinetic light / sonic art piece SKALAR to Mexico City for a five-week installation, which also featured seven live shows in Fronton Mexico, on the Plaza de la Republica, right in the heart of this massive vibrant megalopolis.

Bächle Event & Media Sets Mood at Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market with Chauvet Professional

20/12/2019 - Production News

Germany – In 1796, French troops, retreating through the Black Forest’s steep Ravenna Gorge called the area “Höllental” (Hells Gorge). Although the nickname survives to this day, it had more to do with the army’s predicament than with this picturesque corner of south-west Germany. In actuality, the terrain is quite paradisal with its thickly wooded cliff, streams, waterfalls, and winding trails. Every December, it becomes even more beautiful as the site of the Ravenna Gorge Christmas Market.

ETC and High End Systems arrive in force at Théâtre du Châtelet

20/12/2019 - Project News

France – After more than two years of renovations, the celebrated Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris has recently reopened its doors to the public. With the intention of restoring the venue to its original splendour, the project saw the inclusion of an array of products from ETC and High End Systems.

Alcons Brings Classical and Modern Instruments Together in Perfect Harmony

20/12/2019 - Project News

Poland – Opened in 1947, the Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music (aMuz) in Gdańsk, has a progressive approach to music education, recognising that training students in classical music doesn’t mean they will stay in the traditional classical field. An Alcons Audio pro-ribbon system is helping students to seamlessly blend old and new instrumentation in the Academy’s concert hall.

Ayrton Perseo-S fixtures show their strength in Hercules musical at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park

20/12/2019 - Production News

USA – Ayrton Perseo-S compact multi-function luminaires, which have been developed for intensive outdoor use, made their US debut at the Public Works musical adaptation of Hercules in the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. Tony Award-winning lighting designer, Tyler Micoleau, selected the new fixtures, with an IP65 enclosure rating, for the Labor Day weekend production, which traditionally wraps a summer of Shakespeare in the Park outdoor shows.

POLAR Promotes Will Turney

20/12/2019 - People News

UK - POLAR, established supplier of key industry brands to the installation, MI and professional audio markets, has announced the promotion of Will Turney to the position of national sales manager for its integrated solutions division.

Sellersville Theater 1894 upgrades with Elation Artiste DaVinci

20/12/2019 - Project News

USA – When Sellersville Theater 1894 north of Philadelphia sought to upgrade their ageing lighting rig early in 2019 they contacted Artistic Concepts Group, Inc. of Chantilly, Virginia, for a solution and ended up demoing a number of potential fixtures. “Michael Wysolmerski at Artistic Concepts was very patient and brought in dozens of lights to demo,” recounts the theatre’s technical director and production manager, Daniel Faga. “We both knew the Artiste DaVinci was the winner as soon as we saw them in the space.”

Audiologic to Distribute MXL UCC Product Range

20/12/2019 - Business News

UK – Leading provider of professional audio-visual equipment, Audiologic, has announced that it has been appointed as exclusive UK distributor for leading microphone manufacturer MXL’s UCC range of products. MXL’s unified communications range is underpinned by 20 years of manufacturing high quality microphones for professional recording studios and constitutes a flexible and reliable range of solutions focused on clarity and ease-of-use.

Focusrite plc announces the acquisition of Martin Audio Ltd

20/12/2019 - Business News

UK – Focusrite plc., which comprises the Focusrite, ADAM Audio, Novation and Ampify Music brands, has announced the acquisition of LDC-backed Martin Audio Ltd and associated companies, the British, Buckinghamshire-based designer and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeaker systems for the touring and installation markets.

L-Acoustics has the sound and the looks for INK

20/12/2019 - Project News

Croatia – The historic Istrian People’s Theatre (INK), Pula, Croatia is now hosting international music ensembles as well as ground-breaking dramatic productions, thanks to a major audio upgrade. It has recently replaced all of its sound reinforcement and monitoring systems with L-Acoustics Syva and X Series technologies, as well as LA4X amplification.

Unusual Rigging delivers 'world class' rehearsal spaces at ENB's new City Island home

20/12/2019 - Project News

UK – The prestigious English National Ballet moved to its new east London headquarters in September 2019 ahead of its 70th anniversary season. The complex on London's City Island has seven full size studios and a five story production studio fitted with a fly tower to rehearse productions with full set and Lighting. The project has seen Unusual Rigging take on the roles of theatre consultant, designer and installer of the technical equipment required by ENB.

Vari-Lite’s VL10 BeamWash delivers endless versatility for Fever 333

19/12/2019 - Production News

UK – In November, lighting designer Hayden Borgars included the VL10 BeamWash from Vari-Lite, a Signify entertainment lighting brand, in his design for the UK tour by California ‘rapcore’ band, Fever 333. Using the VL10 BeamWash for the first time, Borgars found its unprecedented effects versatility, speed and power to be a perfect fit for his design.

Painting Bruges with Light for 2019 Wintergloed Event

19/12/2019 - Production News

Belgium – Painting with Light (PWL) has created a 2-kilometre walk-through lighting and visual ‘experience’ in the centre of Bruges – one of Belgium’s most beautiful and historic cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – to add atmosphere, luminosity and magic for the festive ‘Wintergloed’ (Winter Glow) season.

Solawash a ‘Workhorse light’ for Moulin Rouge! The musical

19/12/2019 - 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 Hirschfeld Theatre, the show has received critical acclaim not only for the glam costumes and glitzy scenery, but also for its rich lighting.

Chris Fernandez Stimulates Imagination During Art Basel with Chauvet Professional

19/12/2019 - Production News

USA – “All children are artists!” Pablo Picasso once declared. The artistic heart that lies within every child, never really stops beating. Given the right kind of inspirational setting, it’s capable of calling forth beautiful creations in all people, regardless of age. This was the driving force behind Levi’s Haus, a stunning bi-level popup studio/store run by the famous clothing maker during the five-day Art Basel in December.

Lightspace products now available

19/12/2019 - Equipment News

As recently advised, Impact Products has now ceased trading. However, Area Four Industries confirm that all staging and truss requirements will be handled directly by Area Four Industries UK, the original manufacturer of LIGHTSPACE brands and MILOS products.

Pearce Hire embraces the spirit of the Royal Variety Performance

19/12/2019 - Production News

UK – Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the annual Royal Variety Performance, and this year Pearce Hire was selected by the Royal Variety Charity as their sole contractor for the prestigious post-show party held after the ever popular Royal show which has been presented annually for over 100 years and is attended by senior members of the Royal Family.

X4 Bars and JDC1 Strobes in Full Pixel Mode on Keith Urban Festival Tour

18/12/2019 - Production News

USA – Tom Sutherland of DX7 Design, along with creative director Brian Burke, provided lighting and production design for country singer Keith Urban’s Summer Festival Tour, which has been running this past year. The lighting rig comprised mainly GLP’s popular X4 Bars and JDC1 hybrid strobes.

Over 60 ELC Nodes bring flexible DMX management to Stockholm City Theatre

18/12/2019 - Project News

Sweden – ELC Lighting, the innovator in DMX control, networking and accessories for the entertainment lighting market, has announced that Stockholm Stadsteater (City Theatre) is benefiting from a new ELC Lighting network distribution system, based around the dmXLAN Node8GBx range of DMX-to-network converters. The system, including 63 dmXLAN node3 units purchased from ELC Lighting distributor mLite AB via local dealer Intersonic, is being installed across multiple performance spaces as part of the Stadsteater’s technical renovation.

Software Update: Hippotizer 4.5.3

18/12/2019 - Equipment News

Green Hippo has announced the release of a new Hippotizer software version: 4.5.3. Fixing a critical issue and several smaller annoyances in response to user feedback, 4.5.3 improves the stability and speed of Hippotizer media servers.
Due to a critical issue being fixed in this release, Green Hippo strongly recommends upgrading from previous 4.5 versions to 4.5.3 as soon as possible.
Changes include:

JTE sets the standard for “General Purpose” truss

18/12/2019 - Equipment News

Even after 40 years on the market, the legendary General Purpose (GP) truss series from JTE is still one of the world’s most popular multi-purpose systems. Superior performance for medium-sized projects is delivered via its super safe and stable plated connection system and classic bracing pattern.

Matt Blake Wins ChamSys Programmers Competition

18/12/2019 - Event News

USA – “We were blown away by his incredible work!” So declared the panel of judges in a statement announcing that Matt Blake had won the ChamSys Programmers Contest. Anyone who saw the London-based programmer’s entry in the contest, with its lights pulsating to the driving rhythm of his song selection, would readily agree with this assessment.

Bandit Lights Decades of Christmas Magic with Tenth Avenue North

18/12/2019 - Production News

USA – Tenth Avenue North, the multiple Dove Award-winning band recently wrapped their fan-favorite “Decade The Halls” Tour this Christmas season, with special guests Plumb and Land of Color. Bandit Lites provided the lighting system for the joyful show, which explores the last 100 years of popular music with the costumes, set and lighting reflecting the styles of music ranging from Christmas pageants to candlelight services.

White Light Enrols at Mountview with New Lighting Investment

18/12/2019 - Project News

UK – White Light has supplied a range of new lighting fixtures to Mountview, following the drama school’s move to its new premises in South London.

A.C. Special Projects Delivers Illuminating Solution for Weymouth Promenade Artistic Lighting Scheme

18/12/2019 - Project News

UK – A.C. Special Projects Ltd (AC-SP) has provided an innovative LED system to illuminate Weymouth’s 1.2km seaside promenade in a dynamic lighting scheme inspired by the local community.

Claypaky Xtylos Fixtures Make UK Debut at Classical Spectacular in London’s Royal Albert Hall

18/12/2019 - Production News

UK – The bi-annual Classical Spectacular, held for six performances in London’s Royal Albert Hall in November, demonstrated its continuing use of cutting-edge lighting technology by deploying the first Claypaky Xtylos used in the UK. The Xtylos is the first moving head with a laser light source.

Sennheiser highlights campus-wide audio at ISE 2020

18/12/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Reliable audio solutions for the entire university campus or the company premises: At ISE 2020, Sennheiser will show how easily its audio systems can be deployed and integrated, as well as controlled and maintained in campus-style installations. At the world’s largest AV show, audio specialist Sennheiser will showcase the latest generation of its MobileConnect assistive listening system. Consisting of the MobileConnect Station, MobileConnect Manager and the MobileConnect App, the streaming solution provides students with a fully inclusive and individually adaptable listening experience. In addition, Sennheiser’s successful SpeechLine Digital Wireless microphone system will be expanded by a new multichannel receiver, whose form and function recommends it to modern IT infrastructures.

L-Acoustics Kara Helps Set the Stage at Mayo Performing Arts Center

18/12/2019 - Project News

USA – Considered one of New Jersey’s pre-eminent arts and cultural institutions, Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) hosts more than 200 performances for over 240,000 patrons annually. Built in 1937 as a single-screen, first-run movie theatre, the building closed in the 1980s and reopened as a performing arts centre in 1994. Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary season, MPAC has completed three major renovations over those years and now boasts all of the amenities necessary for a modern, 21st century concert venue, including a new L-Acoustics Kara loudspeaker system installed by Boulevard Carroll Entertainment Group.

Allen & Heath Appoints NMK as New Distributor in The Middle East

18/12/2019 - Business News

UAE – Allen & Heath has announced the appointment of Dubai-based NMK Electronics as its exclusive distributor for the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman.

TurboRay dazzles with Westlife on Strictly Come Dancing

18/12/2019 - Production News

UK – High End Systems’ TurboRay automated luminaire recently made its UK TV debut on celebrity dance show Strictly Come Dancing. The fixture featured as part of a special guest appearance from Irish pop band Westlife during the show’s annual jaunt to Blackpool.

Adamson Appoints BaSys CS s.r.o. as New Czech and Slovak Distributor

17/12/2019 - Business News

Europe – Adamson Systems Engineering has welcomed BaSys CS s.r.o. to its global network as its exclusive distributor for Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Based in Prague, BaSys CS s.r.o. is a division of reputable Swiss-based technology distributor BaSys, which represents many of the world’s top pro AV and consumer electronics brands in Central Europe.

Jeff Croiter and Artiste Van Gogh Light Cyrano in New York City

17/12/2019 - Production News

USA – Tony Award-winning lighting designer Jeff Croiter turned to Elation Professional’s Artiste Van Gogh LED wash moving head to light a new musical adaptation of Cyrano starring Peter Dinklage at the Daryl Roth Theatre in New York.

S+H Supplies LED Screen and Video Floor to Budweiser Event at Wembley

17/12/2019 - Production News

UK – S+H Technical Support, UK LED screen, drapes and special FX specialist, supplied LED screen and video flooring to Stoneapple Productions for a large event in the Great Hall at Wembley Stadium, London, for The Budweiser Brewing Group.

Robe in Harmony at 2019 Signal Festival of Digital Arts

17/12/2019 - Production News

Czech Republic – Robe was a sponsor of the 2019 Signal Festival in Prague, the Czech Republic’s best-known multi-platform event celebrating the exciting and ephemeral fusion of digital arts and technology.

Ayrton Shines on SztárbanSztár Leszek in Hungary

17/12/2019 - Production News

Hungary – A plethora of Ayrton lighting fixtures provided striking visual impact on the popular televised music contest, SztárbanSztár Leszek (‘In the Star, I’ll be the Star’), on Hungary’s Tv2 television channel last month.

Dancehall stars on tour with GLP

17/12/2019 - Production News

Germany – Fans of Seeed have had to wait a long time for a new record and tour from the 11-piece Berlin-based dancehall and reggae ensemble. In fact, almost a year was spent even before the completion of this disk in the preparation. The design collective HELL, based around Nik Evers, Timo Martens and Philip Hillers, took care of the lighting, stage and content design for the tour, in support of the current album, BAM BAM.

Landon Bloss Goes Rogue on Billy Currington Tour

17/12/2019 - Production News

USA – Like many passengers on the flight from Nashville to New York, Landon Bloss donned headphones soon after take-off. He wasn’t listening purely for pleasure though. Instead, he was taking a crash course in the music of Billy Currington. Like just about everyone in Nashville, Bloss was familiar with the CMT Award winning baritone’s sound, but he had another, more urgent, reason for his intense interest in the star’s extensive body of work.

Yamaha Cues Up Seminar Programme at Rotterdam Ahoy

17/12/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Held every two years at the Rotterdam Ahoy, Cue is the biggest and most important trade show for events, installation and entertainment technology in the Benelux countries. The 2020 show sees Yamaha expanding its presence with a series of seminars.

It’s Panto Season Again for White Light. Oh Yes It Is!

17/12/2019 - Production News

UK – White Light is supplying the lighting equipment to more than 25 pantomimes and Christmas shows this festive season.

d&b audiotechnik introduces new real-time SL-Series line array coupling and advanced temperature/humidity control software updates

17/12/2019 - Equipment News

d&b audiotechnik has announced the availability of two new software enabling technologies: CPL for SL-Series (coupling), and Temperature Humidity Control (THC) real-time high frequency compensation for loudspeaker arrays.

White Light Joins ELP Broadcast & Events Ltd in Strategic Partnership

17/12/2019 - Business News

UK - White Light has announced a strategic partnership with ELP Broadcast & Events Ltd (ELP B&E).

TiMax TrackerD4 enhances the audio for Sydney’s super-sized Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

17/12/2019 - Production News

Australia – Following the successful integration of the largest TiMax TrackerD4 system to date into the TiMax SoundHub-driven spatial audio reinforcement system of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, the sound and logistical teams behind the event have also introduced its precision stagetracking capabilities during its recent events in Sydney.

History Meets Modernity as Prague Hosts Yamaha’s 2019 System Designers Conference

17/12/2019 - Event News

Czech Republic – The past, present and future of professional sound recently met in the Czech Republic, as over 300 sound industry professionals from 40 countries headed for the capital Prague, host city for Yamaha’s annual System Designers Conference

York crowds are Hippotized for Halloween

16/12/2019 - Production News

UK – Green Hippo’s Hippotizer media servers were behind an ambitious and hauntingly atmospheric son et lumière event to celebrate Halloween in the historic city of York. Staged over three nights in two of the city’s picturesque locations: Castle Museum and Library Square, the project was the result of a collaboration between York BID (Business Improvement District) and Polestar Productions.

Audiotonix Secures Investment for Next Stage Entertainment Technology Expansion

16/12/2019 - Business News

UK – Audiotonix, a global market leader in professional audio mixing consoles, has announced that it has reached an agreement for a next stage investment from Ardian, the world-leading private investment house. Ardian manages assets in excess of US$90bn across Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Capital Sound’s Outline Inventory Covers All Bases

16/12/2019 - Production News

UK – London-based Capital Sound (part of the newly-formed Solotech UK group) has been successfully deploying its selection of Outline systems and processors with a diverse range of clients over the last few years. That diversity of musical styles and the range of venues in which they are presented underlines the remarkable flexibility of Outline’s Mantas 28 and Superfly compact line-array systems as well as their latest Newton FPGA-based system processor.

Peter Spadaro III and Chauvet Professional in the Moment for Citizen Cope

16/12/2019 - Production News

USA – A light rain was falling intermittently on the July evening when Citizen Cope took the stage at the Stony Creek Brewery, an outdoor music venue just off the Long Island Sound. The weather didn’t affect the large crowd that turned out to see the widely acclaimed singer/song writer who was in the middle a national tour in support of his “Helicopters and Heroin” album. It did however, present his lighting designer, Peter Spadaro III with an inspiration.

Prolyte appoints a new CEO

16/12/2019 - People News

The Netherlands – Prolyte has announced the appointment of a new CEO Fons van Teijn effective 12 December 2019.

KV2 Audio appoints Megatone as exclusive Hungarian distributor

16/12/2019 - Business News

Hungary – KV2 Audio continues to reinforce its presence in Central Europe with the appointment Megatone as the brand’s exclusive distributor in Hungary. Based just outside the Hungarian capital of Budapest, Megatone is one of the country’s largest full-service production companies supplying a wide range of markets from event production to broadcast, to corporate AV and much more. Alongside this Megatone also operates a thriving installation wing which handles AV installs from the initial project planning, to design, install and service. There is also a specialist lighting division and finally a distribution operation.

Another Banner Year for High End Systems at LDI 2019

16/12/2019 - Event News

USA – In a joint display with ETC, High End Systems enjoyed record success at the recent LDI exhibition in Las Vegas. HES showed a variety of exciting new products in the 200+ fixture rig, including the SolaHyBeam 3000, TurboRay and SolaPix automated luminaires.

New Calibration Partner initiative delivers L-Acoustics expertise at local level

16/12/2019 - Business News

France – L-Acoustics has announced the creation of Authorised Calibration Centres, designed to both strengthen the technical partnership between L-Acoustics and its Certified Providers (CPs), and to deliver a greater level of system configuration and calibration expertise at a local level for small to medium installations.

Clair Solutions and Elation meet high standards

16/12/2019 - Project News

USA – Situated in the heart of New York’s iconic Times Square, seven floors up amid the luxury of the new EDITION boutique hotel, is Paradise Club, a tantalizing nightclub and performance space of the highest standard. The brainchild of Studio 54’s Ian Schrager and home to an immersive dinner theatre and modern-day cabaret called “The Devouring: A Marriage of Heaven and Hell,” Paradise Club hosts an Elation Professional lighting rig specified by AVL design and integration firm Clair Solutions with input from Yossy Marquez of J. Marquez Consultants, Inc.

Studio Black Star Turns Up Techno Intensity at Scrapyard Party with Chauvet DJ

16/12/2019 - Production News

Belgium – Looking like a scene from a post-apocalyptic future surrounded by twisted metal and mangled automobile carcasses, the recent setting of the Quest Open Air Scrapyard party was perhaps the ultimate physical manifestation of Nietzsche’s musings that: “One must still have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star.”

DPA Microphones’ 6000 Series Makes Waves in the Industry

16/12/2019 - Event News

USA: When the music industry comes together for NAMM 2020, DPA Microphones will be on location (Booth 17910) highlighting the newest versions of its 6000 Series of subminiature high-end pro audio microphones with the CORE by DPA technology. Among these is the lightweight, one-size fits all 6066 CORE headset that attaches over the ears, has a three-point spring mechanism to grip below the ears and head, and is now also available in brown in addition to the previously released beige and black options. Like the headsets, the 6060 and 6061 CORE Lavaliers also have new colour offerings: brown and white, as well as a white eight-way clip.

BlackTrax helps transform Madama Butterfly for Opera Australia

16/12/2019 - Production News

Australia – Graeme Murphy’s arresting new production of Madama Butterfly by Opera Australia is a contemporary look at Puccini’s alluring heroine. It’s a tale that begins in rapturous love and ends in the cruellest heartbreak. Fragments of film flutter across the stage, creating a dynamic backdrop for Murphy’s vision of Butterfly while incorporating innovative tech and both of CAST’s flagship products, wysiwyg and BlackTrax.

Audiolink takes on Italian distributorship for Optocore and BroaMan

16/12/2019 - Business News

Italy – Leaders in the field of fibre network signal distribution, Optocore, and its partner company BroaMan, have appointed Parma-based Audiolink as its sole distributor for the Italian market.

Robe Celebrates Independent Spirit with Prljavo Kazalište

13/12/2019 - Production News

Croatia – The pressure was on for lighting designer Sven Kučinić of LumiLas d.o.o. when Croatian superstar band Prljavo Kazalište decided to stage a momentous concert in Zagreb marking the 30th anniversary of the largest ever music concert in Croatian history, which took place at Zagreb’s Ban Jelačić Square on October 17th 1989 attended by over 250,000 people.

Patchwork London is Shure of its IEM Solution from AC-ET

13/12/2019 - Production News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) recently supplied leading tour and production management company, Patchwork London with a Shure PSM 1000 wireless IEM system to provide monitor duties for the 25th Anniversary UK tour of legendary live act, British rock band Skunk Anansie.

Stage Electrics announce three seminars for January 2020 Showcase. 

13/12/2019 - Event News

UK – Stage Electrics has announced three new seminars to take place on Wednesday the 29th January 2020 at its Showcase event.

dLive Flies Around the World with Multi-Platinum DJ

13/12/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Norwegian DJ and record producer, Alan Walker is currently out on his latest ‘Aviation’ tour across China, India and Norway, along with an Allen & Heath dLive Wings system handling both FOH and monitor duties.

TurboRay hits the right notes at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

13/12/2019 - Production News

Poland – The award-winning TurboRay fixture from High End Systems recently made its latest TV appearance on the 17th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC), broadcast live from Arena Gliwice in Poland.

Stage Sound Services makes multiple DiGiCo Quantum 7 investment

12/12/2019 - Production News

UK – Long-time DiGiCo user, Stage Sound Services was one of the first companies to invest in the British console manufacturer’s latest Quantum 7 engine for its seven SD7s, stating that their unwavering belief in DiGiCo’s ability to continually upgrade its product made its most powerful engine to date a must have for the Cardiff-based rental company.

Luminex Successfully Networks with AC-ET for Training Events

12/12/2019 - Standards News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET), in conjunction with Luminex, has hosted a number of sell-out network training events specifically for lighting, video and audio professionals.

Mavericks Sparkle with Ana Torroja at Chihuahua Desert Museum

12/12/2019 - Production News

Mexico – A crowd of over 7,000 waited eagerly for the legendary Ana Torroja to appear at the esplanade of the Chihuahua Desert Museum of Delicias. They immediately erupted into wild cheering when the former singer from Mecano stepped on the stage dressed in a stunning blue outfit and surrounded by her four bandmates, all in white.

SR Production Services Give WPC Line Array a Foothold In Wales

11/12/2019 - Production News

UK – When Cardiff-based SR Production Services invested in a new Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Compact (WPC) line array they knew not only that they would be the first PA company in Wales to run the innovative and scaleable system, but with so much of their event work taking place on problematic sites, requiring close off site noise control, this system would uniquely be able to solve a lot of their issues.

Digital Projection’s M-Vision Laser 18K Maps History onto Bavarian Baroque Masterpiece

11/12/2019 - Production News

Germany – Passau, located in Bavaria in the South of Germany, is steeped in history rich with Baroque influence. The city’s design is dominated by large squares, romantic promenades and majestic bridges, and framed by the Veste Oberhaus castle and the Mariahilf monastery, the historical centre looks like a floating ship. At the heart of its spectacular skyline is St Stephen’s Cathedral, created in the 17th century by Italian Baroque masters and home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. This was the impressive backdrop for ‘Symphony of Light and Sound’, a video mapping showcase displayed on the façade of the imposing building. Video Release - Spotlight on Roundslings

11/12/2019 - Business News

Join professional Rigging Advisor, Eric Porter, in a back to basics video that focuses on the well-known and well-loved roundsling.

Spain’s Aitana Hits “Play” with Dynamic Rayzor 760 Effects

11/12/2019 - Production News

Spain – Reality music competitions have had massive global success since first appearing in the early 2000s and with good reason. They work and fans love the format. Take Spanish singer Aitana as an example. Aitana first gained recognition in 2017 as runner-up of the Spanish reality TV music talent competition Operación Triunfo and she has enjoyed popularity and a number of hits ever since.

Think Different! Thought leadership at ISE 2020

11/12/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Integrated Systems Europe 2020’s professional development programme will feature over 200 leading experts from a wide variety of disciplines and subject areas across five days of keynotes, conferences, masterclasses, workshops and presentations.

CPL invests in New Robe Moving Lights

11/12/2019 - Production News

UK – Event technical production specialist CPL has invested in 40 new Robe LEDBeam 150 moving lights, the company’s first Robe purchase.

Marion Cultural and Civic Center Gets Versatile with Chauvet Professional Maverick

11/12/2019 - Project News

USA – Applauses have long echoed on the south-west corner of this picturesque county seat’s town square. It was here on 2 January, 1922 that the Orpheum Theatre opened its doors for the first time. The flagship location of a vaudeville chain, the theatre offered locals a wide array of entertainment options, even hosting stars like Harry Houdini and the Ziegfeld Follies who performed before standing room only crowds.

LDI2019 Attracts Record Numbers

11/12/2019 - Event News

USA – More than 16,000 people attended LDI2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in November, the highest number the trade show’s 32-year history.

J&C Joel Ltd appoints new Chief Financial Officer

11/12/2019 - People News

UK – West Yorkshire-based worldwide manufacturer of stage and theatre drapes has announce the appointment of new chief financial officer, Lauren Kellett.

Shure Enables York Minster Building to be Heard Loud and Clear

11/12/2019 - Project News

UK – Shure, a leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics, worked with Wigwam, leading supplier of sound systems and equipment, to install a new audio system into the magnificent York Minster building.

Much Ado about Audio

11/12/2019 - Project News

UK – The Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House is considered a major milestone in Victorian theatre building. Built in 1878, it opened with a performance of Much Ado About Nothing and has since seen its boards trodden by a galaxy of stars, from Sarah Bernhardt to Julie Andrews and Laurence Olivier to Morecambe and Wise. With a capacity of 1,550 the auditorium is home to the widest possible variety of entertainment and has staged a wealth of notable drama, dance, comedy and music, including touring productions of West End and Broadway shows. The Theatre is also home to Opera North and is regularly visited by the Northern Ballet.

NATEAC 2020 Announces TAIT as first Platinum Sponsor

11/12/2019 - Event News

USA - Bill Sapsis, director of the North American Theatre Engineering and Architecture Conference (NATEAC), is very happy to announce that TAIT, the world market leader in designing, constructing and delivering world-class solutions for live experiences, is NATEAC’s first Platinum Sponsor. "TAIT’s continued support is extremely generous and greatly appreciated,” said Sapsis.

Allen & Heath Game-Changing for Q The Music

11/12/2019 - Production News

UK - The UK’s leading James Bond tribute band, Q The Music is currently touring theatres across the country, accompanied by an Allen & Heath SQ digital mixing system and 13 'game-changing' ME-1 personal mixers.

HK Audio launches POLAR 10, an affordable new column PA system

11/12/2019 - Equipment News

HK Audio has unveilled POLAR 10, an affordable new columnar PA for musicians, entertainers, DJs, presentations, schools and audiovisual applications.

ROE Visual Concludes a Vibrant LDI 2019

11/12/2019 - Event News

USA – ROE Visual has concluded a vibrant LDI show, experiencing a huge visitor interest in the new LED products on display, such as the interactive LED floor BM5i and the Vanish V8T LED screen. Rewarded with no less than two awards, the ROE Visual team looks back on the show with satisfaction.

WORK PRO's SL210A Line Array Debuts in China and Hong Kong

11/12/2019 - Production News

China – WORK PRO Audio, the installation and pro audio division of Equipson, has made a significant inroad into the Chinese market by supplying the country with its first SL210A Line Array system.

SFL on tour for Senbla film season

11/12/2019 - Production News

UK – Audiovisual production supplier SFL provided a custom-built 10m wide projection screen and stage monitoring for Senbla’s latest film season, starting in September with Star Wars and finishing in December with Love Actually, which sees iconic films screened in HD in prestigious venues around the UK, with live orchestras performing the films’ scores.

DiGiCo SD10 is Not Giving In on Tom Walker Tour

10/12/2019 - Production News

UK - FOH engineer, Mike Platt, has worked with Tom Walker since 2017, when he was part of a three-piece support act for The Script. The Scottish artist's rise to fame has been quick: since then he has secured a 2019 BRIT Award, and his debut album, What A Time To Be Alive, peaked at the top spot in the UK Album Chart. This meant Platt and monitor engineer, Liam Shannon, opted for a pair of DiGiCo SD10s to produce a bigger and bolder show for Walker’s UK and European tour.

TSL Lighting Kit Headlines RÜFÜS DU SOL at Ally Pally

10/12/2019 - Production News

UK – Australian three-piece alt dance group RÜFÜS DU SOL headed to London’s Alexandra Palace for the headline performance of their Solace tour and their biggest UK show to date.

Robe Gets Spaced Out for Transmission Prague

10/12/2019 - Production News

Czech Republic – Dance music fans returned to the O2 Arena in Prague, the European temple, original home and spiritual heart of ‘Transmission’, one of the world’s most popular Trance parties, to enjoy an exciting line-up of Ferry Corsten presents System F, Blastoyz, Darren Porter, Thomas Coastline, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Key4050, MaRLo, Cosmic Gate and many more getting everyone into the groove for ten hours of non-stop trance heaven.

Ayrton Khamsin helps St. Andrew’s, Newport Beach boost church’s live streaming capabilities

10/12/2019 - Production News

USA – St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church of Newport Beach, California has added Ayrton Khamsin-TC profile luminaires to its equipment inventory for worship services and special events.

Bandit Lites Team Continues Angel Tree Efforts

10/12/2019 - Event News

USA – The year is drawing to a close and the holidays are fast approaching, and Bandit Lites continued its heart-warming annual tradition of giving back to its local community by participating in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree programme. It is an event the entire office enjoys, as it builds comradery and refocuses the season on giving to those less fortunate.

Robert Juliat Cyrano performs in Jack and the Beanstalk at Joburg Theatre

10/12/2019 - Production News

South Africa – Few holiday traditions are more treasured in Joburg, South Africa than the annual pantomime, held at The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein.

Electro-Voice and Dynacord sound system helps revive Roof Garden Ballroom at Iowa’s Historic Arnolds Park

10/12/2019 - Project News

USA – Nestled on the shores of West Okoboji Lake in the heart of the Iowa Great Lakes resort region, Historic Arnolds Park has been a major vacation attraction in the Midwest since the 1800s. The park was renowned for its Roof Garden Ballroom, a large dance hall that attracted such artists as Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, The Guess Who, the Glenn Miller Orchestra and many others during its heyday from 1923 to 1988. Today, it operates as a non-profit attraction to benefit the community.

LD Systems Puts the ‘Texas’ in Aaron Watson’s Tour

10/12/2019 - Production News

USA – When Texas country artist Aaron Watson was planning the fall leg of his current Red Bandana Tour, the decision was to go native with Houston-based production company LD Systems.

Historic Stadttheater Aschaffenburg Enters LED Era with Chauvet Professional

10/12/2019 - Project News

Germany – The German theatrical tradition, with its powerful playwrights like Bertoldi Brecht and Heiner Müller, has always relied on colourful and vivid productions to convey the intricacies of the nation’s intricate language and rich culture. For more than two centuries, this tradition has flourished beautifully at the Stadttheater Aschaffenburg, which has played host to countless seminal productions since first opening its doors in 1811.

Absen hosts 100th ACE training session

10/12/2019 - Standards News

USA – Absen is celebrating a major milestone this month as its globally recognised ACE Training Programme reaches its centenary. The 100th training session will take place at Absen’s North American headquarters in Orlando, USA, on 3-5 December 2019.

Xstage Transport Cart – Convenient stage deck transport

10/12/2019 - Equipment News

The high quality, all-aluminium Xstage transport cart allows for the trouble-free movement of up to ten Xstage stage decks from storage to event and back again.

Fast Track Autumn for Triple E

10/12/2019 - Production News

UK – There are no signs of slowing down for Triple E as an extremely busy year draws to a close. If anything the Kent-based stage-engineering manufacturer has a busier team and factory than ever in the run up to the festive season.

JBL VTX A8 Makes Debut at Sea on Board Marella Explorer 2 Luxury Ship

10/12/2019 - Project News

Spain – Two years ago, after Thomson Cruises (part of TUI) had rebranded to Marella Cruises, the instigation of a refurbishment programme of the fleet saw UK technology company tedav (part of The Entertainment Department), awarded a long term contract to provide entertainment and comms systems, commencing with the conversion of Mein Schiff 1 to the Marella Explorer luxury ship.

SLX Becomes Biggest Stockist of SGM Lights in South West

10/12/2019 - Production News

UK – Specialist hire and events company, SLX, has just become the biggest stockist of SGM Light in the South West after significant investment into the G-7 range of new units.

Martin Audio WPC / WPM Dominate Linzer Krone-Fest

10/12/2019 - Production News

Austria – Now in its 19th year, the three-day Krone-Fest has been running in the Austrian city of Linz since 2001. This year, once again the free event saw more than 70 acts appearing on 13 stages in different squares spread throughout in the city centre.

A Headphone Wearing Theatre Audience Experiences Truly Immersive Live Audio Thanks to DPA’s New 4560 Binaural Headset Microphone

10/12/2019 - Production News

Nanna-Karina Schleimann (pictured) has become one of the first sound designers to make use of DPA’s new Binaural Headset Microphone, which gives sound technicians, vloggers, film makes and YouTubers an accurate and reliable tool to capture authentic immersive audio in real time.

Brown Note Productions supplies weatherproof Elation rigs for fall festivals

09/12/2019 - Production News

USA – Immediately after Brown Note Productions, Inc. acquired a fleet of IP-rated lighting from Elation Professional in September, the full service production company sent the gear out on a three-week festival run in Louisville, Kentucky, providing non-stop lighting on three Danny Wimmer Presents festivals, Hometown Rising and Bourbon & Beyond, as well as Louder than Life, the biggest rock festival in the US in 2019.

Penn Launches New Rack Panel Designer Service

09/12/2019 - Equipment News

Global 19-inch racking and flightcase hardware manufacturer Penn Elcom has launched a time-saving and cost-effective new web app-based service for anyone wanting to build their own 19-inch rack panels.

Hala Koszyki Gets the Parfect Vibe

09/12/2019 - Project News

Poland – Hala Koszyki is a new meeting, greeting, eating and social concept in Warsaw. Located in a stunning industrial building dating back to 1909 once a flourishing food market during the Russian Empire and a military hospital in the second world war, this has now beautifully and painstakingly restored to its original shape and form. It features multiple restaurant and bar concepts, grocery stores and services with a diverse and eclectic offering of international food and cuisine.

Creative BackStage Creates Flow of Looks at West Coast Music Festival with Chauvet Professional

09/12/2019 - Production News

USA – Building on the momentum of last year’s inaugural event, the West Coast Music Festival treated fans to a star-studded line up of hip-hop, DJ and rap artists this fall. Headlining the festival at Tucson’s Mercado district was the legendary Ice Cube. Supporting the iconic artist’s performance, while also creating dynamic looks for other artists at the festival, was a punchy and flexible light show created by John Garberson and his team at Creative BackStage that featured Chauvet Professional fixtures.

NEXT-proaudio introduces i Series

09/12/2019 - Equipment News

The i series compises the i4, a 4” LF transducer and a 0.8“ Dome Tweeter, the i6, a 6” LF driver with a 1“ HF Driver, and the i8 composed by a 8” LF transducer with a 1“ HF Driver.

Rockin’ 1000 That’s Live Grows Again with Yamaha RIVAGE PM series

09/12/2019 - Production News

Italy – Every October for the last five years, over 1,000 musicians have gathered together in Italy to perform as the ‘biggest rock band in the world’. Yamaha digital mixing has featured each time, with a RIVAGE PM10 digital mixing system making its debut in 2018. This year the event moved to Linate Airport, Milan, where a RIVAGE PM7 system was added for the first time.

L-Acoustics Triumphs at Trifesta

09/12/2019 - Production News

USA – Although Louisville residents have long associated the term “Triple Crown” with Kentucky Derby thoroughbred horse racing at their own Churchill Downs, this year’s “Trifesta” may well pose a legitimate threat to that reigning royal trio title. Produced by Los Angeles-based Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP), the concert promoter behind popular US music festivals like Sacramento’s Aftershock, Columbus’ Sonic Temple and Charlotte’s Epicenter, a Trifesta pass served as the golden ticket to get into three large Louisville music festivals held on consecutive weekends during September, each of which utilized an L-Acoustics K Series loudspeaker system deployed by Brown Note Productions (BNP) of Thornton, Colorado.

George Strait Checks “Yes” for a DiGiCo SD12 96 FOH Console

09/12/2019 - Production News

USA – With those shows and others now being mixed on a DiGiCo SD12 96 desk at front of house, Strait stays at the forefront of live sound technology. Commissioned by Epicenter Productions of Dallas, the console was acquired by George Olson, who has been with Strait since 2004.

Creative Technology Shortlisted for Festival Supplier Awards 2020

09/12/2019 - Event News

UK – Creative Technology has announced that it is a finalist in the prestigious Festival Supplier Awards 2020. The company is shortlisted in the Best Screen Supplier award category, for its work on Reading and Leeds Festival 2019.

Stage Electrics announces 2020 showcase

06/12/2019 - Event News

UK - Following on from the success of last year, Stage Electrics is hosting another January Showcase. Taking place on Wednesday 29th January 2020 at the iconic SS Great Britain, Bristol, this event will bring the newest audio, lighting and staging equipment to one place. Featuring some of the biggest names in theatre including Sennheiser, ETC, DiGiCo and Yamaha, with over 20 manufactures in attendance this event is not to be missed.

Finalists Announced For ETCP 15th Anniversary Handbook Cover Contest

06/12/2019 - Event News

USA - This autumn, ETCP (The Entertainment Technician Certification Programme) invited ETCP certified technicians to submit images for the 2020 reprint of the Rigger – Arena/Theatre Candidate Handbook as well as the newly merged Entertainment Electrician/Portable Power Distribution Technician Handbook.

Oh Boy it’s Robe for Hecht

06/12/2019 - Production News

Switzerland – Swiss pop-rock band Hecht, well-known for their energised live shows, slick dance moves, foot-tapping tunes, general zaniness and eye-catching post-concert videos, thrilled 13,000 fans at Zurich’s Hallenstadion in an energy-fuelled visual and sonic extravaganza which included zip-lining keyboardists, crowd surfing, inflatable pink flamingos and several tons of confetti. They are a band who know how to entertain!

Astera AX1s Assist Muse Simulation Theory

06/12/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Twenty-four Astera AX1 LED battery powered wireless pixel tubes played their part on stage with rock band Muse during their action-packed “Simulation Theory” world tour, which has just played its final show in Chile, having been on the road since February.

Gustavo Boetti and Chauvet Professional Mavericks Get Theatrical for Città Della Musica

06/12/2019 - Production News

Italy – The Parma Città Della Musica festival is brand new, but its breathtaking Romanesque setting was decidedly historic. Set in the Parco della Citadella of this ancient northern Italian city, the festival’s inaugural edition had the walls of a 16th Century citadel serve as the backdrop for its stage. Accenting this stunning setting was evocative lighting from over 60 Chauvet Professional Maverick fixtures supplied by Fumasoli Audio and Lights Rental.

dLive Mixes Erste Group Anniversary Celebrations

06/12/2019 - Production News

Austria – An Allen & Heath dLive mixing system recently provided audio support for the 200th anniversary of one of the leading financial institutions in Europe, Erste Bank.

Mitchell Schellenger and Artiste Monet Shine on Logic tour

05/12/2019 - Production News

USA – American rapper Logic toured 26 cities across North America this autumn on his “The Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour” with lighting design by Mitchell Schellenger and lighting supply by Volt Lites of Burbank, California. Schellenger employed a rig of Elation Professional Artiste Monet moving heads as the workhorse fixture in his design and says the powerful, multi-purpose LED profile was just what he was looking for.

Vari-Lite’s VL2600 Profile delivers for Gary Numan’s 40th anniversary tour

05/12/2019 - Production News

UK – Gary Numan’s recent UK tour, which completed at the end of October, marked his 40th anniversary as a solo musical artist. From his first massively influential solo album, The Pleasure Principle, in 1979 to the modern day, Numan has always applied extremely high standards to his music production and, of course, his live performances.

Light Fantastic Production Services partner UK charity CoppaFeel for Festifeel 2019

05/12/2019 - Production News

UK – Light Fantastic Production Services once again supported CoppaFeel with a full production package as well as taking on the overall production management mantle for Festifeel 2019.

Altman Lighting proves small can be powerful at Virginia’s home for Public Media

05/12/2019 - Production News

USA – As the largest locally-owned and operated public media company in central Virginia, Virginia’s home for Public Media (VPM) uses the power of media to enrich the lives of more than 300,000 people throughout the region. Committed to fostering a community that is vibrant in the arts and inspires an environment of learning, VPM has been utilising the power of live social media programming to further engage with their audience. With the opening of a public-facing office space in downtown Charlottesville, they needed to create an energy-efficient and user-friendly broadcast studio so they chose Gallery LED luminaires and a Smart Track lighting system from Altman Lighting.

ZZ Top Rocks Out with Bandit Lites

05/12/2019 - Production News

USA – American rock band ZZ Top recently wrapped up a tour celebrating its 50th year as a band with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. Comprised of Billy Gibbons, Frank Beard and Dusty Hill, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band formed in 1969 and have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide

Temple Church is a Fan of Alcons

05/12/2019 - Project News

USA – Located in the north-west suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee, Temple Church is a striking, angular building where music features heavily in worship services. Featuring a gospel choir, full band, soloists and enthusiastic participation from the congregation, a high-quality sound reinforcement system was needed, but one which could seamlessly fill the large fan-shaped nave of this modern church. Finding the right system was difficult, but once the church staff heard Alcons Audio’s pro-ribbon technology, they knew it was the right solution.

Full Powersoft Overhaul for Japanese Stadium

05/12/2019 - Project News

Japan – Having first been constructed in 1970, Kobe City Misaki Park Stadium, also known as the Noevir Stadium, has a long history in the city of Kobe. With a capacity of 30,000, it was last renovated in 2002 ahead of the Japan-Korea FIFA World Cup and is now home to Andrés Iniesta’s J1 League club Vissel Kobe and rugby union Top League team Kobelco Steelers.

Allen & Heath dLive Powers Hawkwind’s 50th Anniversary Tour

05/12/2019 - Production News

UK – Pioneering space-rockers, Hawkwind are a much-loved British institution with an enduring, devoted fan-base. And it’s thanks to this hardcore following that the band celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, releasing its 32nd album and embarking on a tour that culminated in a sold-out show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in November, supported by an Allen & Heath dLive mixing system.

LDI success for Brompton Technology’s Dynamic Calibration

05/12/2019 - Event News


USA – Brompton Technology’s Dynamic Calibration was one of this year’s LDI Show’s most talked about new technologies, with more than 300 existing and potential customers from around the world passing through the door of its showcase room.

Optocore upgrades M12 MADI switch with MADI redundancy for console engine mirroring

04/12/2019 - Equipment News

Optocore has announced a significant upgrade option to its M12 MADI switch, with a new feature known as ‘MADI Mirroring’.

Juan Luis Guerra Hopes it Rains Robe

04/12/2019 - Production News

Colombia – Juan Luis Guerra recently kicked off his 2019 “Literal Juan Luis Guerra 4.40 Tour Grandes Éxitos” with a complete Robe specification for the lighting rig, which has been designed by Daniel Charif and is being operated and directed on the road by Emmanuel Ferry, who also programmed.

White Light Goes [BLANK] at the Donmar Warehouse

04/12/2019 - Production News

UK – [BLANK] is a theatrical provocation which marks 40 years of Clean Break, a theatre company that works with women affected by the criminal justice system. Featuring over 100 unnamed scenes, [BLANK] sees the director Maria Aberg choose 30 of these in order to create a unique production. Featuring an all-female cast and creative team, the show has a lighting design by Jess Bernberg. Jess comments: “After attending meetings with Maria and Rosie Elnile (set designer), we came to the decision to keep the aesthetic quite open. Whilst part of Rosie’s inspiration for the set was mother and baby units in women’s prison, we didn’t want to create any literal space, instead choosing practical lights to break up the space and adding a sense of uniformity to the lighting design.”

Andrew Exeter Colours “The Dreamcoat” with Chauvet Professional

04/12/2019 - Production News

UK – A large pyramid-shaped scenic element defined the stage in the British Theatre Academy’s recent production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Its classic, unmistakable outline symbolised ancient Egypt in this time-honoured musical, the first written by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, that recounts the story of Joseph from The Book of Genesis.

TSL Lighting Supplies Biggest Event in History of Esports

04/12/2019 - Production News

France – The eyes of the global gaming community were focused on the spectacular final of Riot Games’ League of Legends World Championship in November as teams from far and wide battled to be crowned the 2019 winners.

LA'S Echo Park Rising with Allen & Heath

04/12/2019 - Production News

USA – Sandwiched between Silver Lake and Angelino Heights, Echo Park has emerged as one of the most happening neighbourhoods in LA. Home to prospering and aspiring artists, writers, and musicians, it celebrates its community culture each year with Echo Park Rising, a sprawling festival which was recently named ‘Best Music Festival' by LA Weekly. This year the event’s main Liberty Stage relied upon control provided by Allen & Heath dLive S5000 and C1500 control surfaces supported respectively by the processing and networking power of DM48 and CDM32 MixRack systems.

National historic landmark gets upgrade with ETC gear

04/12/2019 - Project News

USA – Red Rocks Amphitheatre has attracted the attention of some of the greatest musical acts in the world since 1941. Everyone from The Beatles and the Rolling Stones to U2, James Taylor, and the Eagles has played Red Rocks.

Yamaha QL1 is the Compact Solution for RTV Drenthe’s New Outside Broadcast Van

04/12/2019 - Production News

The Netherlands – The regional broadcasting industry is bigger than ever in Europe, with webcasting running alongside television and radio to provide content specifically aimed at local populations. High end facilities in a very compact footprint make Yamaha’s QL1 digital mixing console a great solution for local broadcasters, highlighted by a recent investment by the Netherlands’ RTV Drenthe.

Germany Celebrates Unification Anniversary with Elation Lighting

04/12/2019 - Production News

Germany - From 4th to 10th November, Berlin transformed itself into a unique open-air exhibition and event venue as part of a large-scale festival celebrating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Used to illuminate a 150 metre long artistic Skynet along Straße des 17. Juni, as well as a large festival-ending stage show at Brandenburg Gate, were Elation weatherproof Proteus and Paladin series luminaires.

Bandit Brings the Lighting to Hillsong – Casting Crowns – Elevation Worship 2019 Tour

03/12/2019 - Production News

USA – Premier Productions recently wrapped a special 2019 USA arena tour featuring multi-platinum-selling artists Casting Crowns, Hillsong Worship and Elevation Worship. Bandit Lites was proud to provide the lighting for the concert series as each evening showcased the three acts as they gathered their fan bases for a night of worship and praise.

Robe Moves the Mountain at Masada

03/12/2019 - Production News

Israel – Robe equipment is known for its toughness, reliability and robust build quality, and that’s exactly why it was chosen to be part of a new permanent multimedia spectacular, From Dusk to Dawn, which is projected onto the western slope of Masada Mountain near the Dead Sea in Israel.

D.A.D. Speakers Get to The Point with Help of AC-ET

03/12/2019 - Production News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) has supplied Dynamic Audio Device (D.A.D.)

SONICUE 1.1 expands its reach through major upgrade for Dynacord’s L and C series amplifiers

03/12/2019 - Equipment News

Dynacord has extended the scope of its SONICUE sound system software with an update, which makes it suitable for smaller systems and day-to-day applications. With version 1.1, SONICUE now supports Dynacord L and C series amplifiers and includes an update to its Electro-Voice loudspeaker settings library, featuring almost all current commercial, portable, install and concert sound models.

Oscar Tovar mixes '90s LATAM Pop Tour across the US on two SSL L500 Plus consoles

03/12/2019 - Production News

USA – Oscar Tovar knows what he’s talking about when it comes to audio consoles. In 1987, he started his musical journey with Abreu Producciones, then spent 20 years with Audio Concepto SP, both based in Mexico. During his travels, he was monitor engineer for acts including Rocio Durcal, Manuel Mijares, Ana Gabriel, Jesse & Joey, Gloria Trevi, and Paulina Rubio, but it was in 2013 when life changed, and he discovered his beloved SSL L500 console.

Production AV Ramps Up Concert Touring Services with Nathan Dunbar

03/12/2019 - People News

UK – Production AV strong vision for concert touring services expansion is on track as the company welcomes respected video and sound technician Nathan Dunbar (pictured) as technical project manager.

ChamSys MagicQ Software Now Supports Import of GDTF Personality Files

03/12/2019 - Equipment News

ChamSys has become the first major lighting console manufacturer to release software capable of importing GDTF personality files directly.

Largest TiMax TrackerD4 system transforms Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

03/12/2019 - Production News

UK – This year’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo undertook one of its biggest technological transformations to date. For the first time in its history, the vast and complex event trusted its audio control to an audio tracking system, implementing the largest TiMax TrackerD4 precision stage tracking system yet, controlling a pair of Out Board’s TiMax SoundHub-S64 spatial audio processors featuring new HARDCore FPGA processing, all supplied by Wigwam Acoustics.

Derek Smalls: Stinkin’ Up the Great Indoors with Yamaha

03/12/2019 - Production News

USA – Famed for his struggles with stage props, attempts to smuggle vegetables through airport security and a Big Bottom, former Spinal Tap bass guitarist Derek Smalls recently delighted fans by inviting them to ‘rock til you sit’ at Lukewarm Water Live, a one date tour of the US West Coast. Increasing age may have brought Derek a subtle change of hair colour but, with a Yamaha PM7 digital mixing system on monitors, he delivered the full majesty of rock.

Outline and Powersoft electrify the biggest rock band in the world – Rockin’1000

02/12/2019 - Production News

Italy – After captivating the Stade De France in Paris and the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt, Rockin’1000 brought their That’s Live – No Borders, On Board tour to Italy, landing in Milan and hosting two special guests: Manuel Agnelli from Afterhours (joined by Rodrigo D’Erasmo), and Subsonica.

CP64EE – MultiCAT6A Network Multicore with etherCON

02/12/2019 - Equipment News

The KLOTZ CP64EE MultiCAT6A Cable is a 4x CAT6A multicore designed for data transmission in installations and secure mobile networks. Developed for 500MHz frequency, it is suitable for all applications with data transmission rates of 10 Gbit/s and transmission distances up to 100m.

Vari-Lite’s VL2600 Profile is a trusty silent partner for BBC Proms

02/12/2019 - Production News

UK – When Bernie Davis, one of the UK’s leading television lighting directors, trialled Vari-Lite’s new VL2600 Profile LED luminaire on the prestigious 2019 BBC Proms season, he found they successfully met his many performance lighting requirements.

Smarty Hybrid Celebration at 50th Annual GMA Dove Awards

02/12/2019 - Production News

USA – Mark Carver, lead designer at Carver Lighting Design, based in Nashville, turned to Elation’s compact yet punchy Smarty Hybrid moving head to help the GMA Dove Awards celebrate their 50th Anniversary. Presented by the Gospel Music Association and aired exclusively on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the Dove Awards have honoured excellence in Christian and Gospel Music since 1969.

Newton – Just What the Doctor Ordered!

02/12/2019 - Production News

India – Although holding a degree in medicine, Dr. Rajesh Khade (pictured) is the son of a professional musician and his passion for music and audio and desire to connect artists with their audiences eventually led to him becoming a sound engineer or, to be more precise, a system engineer and official Smaart Trainer in his home country of India.

Video Design and Magic Moments – a-ha

02/12/2019 - Production News

Europe – The recent European tour by a-ha saw the introduction of 10-bit video into the world of concert touring. A brave step by a-ha some might say, but for the industry one that was long overdue.

Showlight 2021 – Call for Speakers

02/12/2019 - Event News

France – The Showlight quadrennial lighting conference will take place at Fontainebleau, France from 22-25 May, 2021. At the heart of Showlight is its fascinating programme of papers delivered by lighting practitioners from around the world.

MEET 2020 to be held from 10th to 11th November 2020 in Vienna

02/12/2019 - Event News

Austria – MEET 2020 is the only trade show and conference for the event and live entertainment technology industry held in Austria biannually since 1989. MEET has become an established networking event for live entertainment technicians in the area. Over 30 years exceptional shows and highly esteemed conferences have attracted professionals, not only from Austria, but also from neighbouring countries (Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Slovenia).

The Claypaky XTYLOS wins two awards at LDI 2019

02/12/2019 - Event News

USA – At what was defined by show manager Jessi Cybulski as "one of the best LDI's ever", the XTYLOS Beam moving light broke the bank in Las Vegas and took home two of the prestigious awards assigned to the top products in the business.

Robe Loves the 90s in Spain

02/12/2019 - Production News

Spain – The 1990s is a popular period for musical renaissances, and in Spain they love nothing more than a bit of Eurobeat, a pumpingly rhythmic dance nostalgia that has rocketed the “Love the 90s” festival into popular culture, celebrated with three extravaganza shows in 2019 staged in Madrid, Seville and Valencia.

The SIXTY82 family keeps growing as STS joins as exclusive distributor for Lithuania

02/12/2019 - Business News

Lithuania – SIXTY82 has entered into an exclusive partnership with Scenos Techninis Servisas (STS) as its distributor for the Lithuanian market. This strategic partnership is based on a shared set of values of loyalty, extensive technical service, and the importance of customer relationships.