News Archive for February 2019

Green Hippo appoints David March as Head of Sales and Marketing

28/02/2019 - People News

UK – Green Hippo has announced the appointment of David March as head of sales and marketing. Effective 25th February March’s appointment comes at a time when the leading developer and manufacturer of media servers, renowned for its flagship Hippotizer product line, looks to continue to build on its 2018 acquisition by tvONE-owning Spitfire Creative Technologies, by growing further and faster. March will report directly to Green Hippo’s business unit director, Emma Marlow. He will take responsibility for Green Hippo’s sales and marketing strategy in EMEA and Asia.

Clair Brothers Rocks World’s Largest Nightclub

28/02/2019 - Project News

Spain – When the largest nightclub puts on a special season-end event, its magnitude is difficult to ignore. Open since 1993 on the Spanish island of Ibiza, this mammoth club can host up to 10,000 guests at one time, each invited to be themselves and express themselves as they want. Possessing a staff 200-strong, a ceiling height of 25 metres, a dance floor for days, an impressive live stage, large windows and a glass dome for an observatory view of the stars at night, three floors, several terraces, plus a huge swimming pool with a DJ booth above it, this unforgettable club leaves nothing to chance. Which is why on this glorious season finale evening, Privilege Ibiza made the smart decision to employ the Clair Brothers C12 loudspeaker system, along with an assortment of more Clair Brothers gear, to cover the entire venue.

Vin Pugliese’s Chauvet DJ Rig Creates Flow of New Looks for Birds of a Feather Festival

28/02/2019 - Production News

USA – Late January typically doesn’t bring the kind of weather associated with music festivals to central Massachusetts. But the bitter New England winter wind notwithstanding, the mood at the multi-stage Birds of a Feather Festival was as carefree as a summer beach party. Thousands of fans crammed inside the 90-year-old Worcester Palladium for four straight hours of jam and alt rock sounds on Friday 25th January, and although summer vibes resonated throughout the building, the reality was that being indoors, Birds of a Feather offered no visual variety beyond the stage.

SSE Audio Networks with Luminex to Provide Milan AVB PA Systems for Major Tours and Events

28/02/2019 - Production News

UK – SSE Audio have invested in Luminex GigaCore 26i network switches to become one of the largest providers of Milan AVB-compliant networking solutions for major international concert tours and events.

Combat Sports with the Vaccines

28/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Popular award-winning UK indie rockers The Vaccines, are back on the road in the UK continuing their worldwide Combat Sports album tour with lighting designed by Dan Williams and equipment supplied by Colour Sound Experiment.

Glitz and glam for Brompton Technology at National Television Awards 2019

28/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Produced by Indigo Television and ITV, held at London’s O2 and hosted by Dermot O’Leary, this January saw the 24th National Television Awards (NTAs) celebrate Britain’s best-loved television programmes and performers. Reflecting the glitz and glamour of the evening, bespoke video solutions company, Universal Pixels (UP) supplied a stunning LED backdrop for the stage, controlled by Brompton Technology’s Tessera LED Video processors.

Van Domburg to distribute Absen LED in Benelux

28/02/2019 - Business News

The Netherlands – Absen, a leading global LED display brand, has signed a partnership with Van Domburg Partners, a specialist audio-visual distributor and part of the Midwich Group, as the company’s official distributor in the Benelux region.

Simon Honywill Tears Up the Acoustic Rule Book with Help from DPA Microphones

27/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Everyone knows that pointing a microphone directly at a PA speaker is likely to generate feedback, but sometimes when trying to achieve a particular vision the rule book needs to be torn up to see what happens. This was the situation award-winning front of house engineer Simon Honywill found himself in when he was asked to tackle sound design for a new live music and dance production called The Nature of Why.

Tempest Gets Zen with Latest Enclosure

27/02/2019 - Equipment News

Tempest has announced the launch of its Zen enclosures, the latest family of Tempest’s world-beating noise-attenuating Hush Boxes for projectors from 10,000-30,000 ANSI lumens. Zen is fully self-contained, with no external air ducts, making it much easier to install, especially in historic buildings such as theatres and concert halls, where new ductwork may not be possible. Innovative variable-speed fan control and internal baffle design delivers noise attenuation around 25dBA for most projector types, and the user can tune the system for a preferred trade-off between acoustic and cooling performance.

Elation Paints NightGarden at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

27/02/2019 - Production News

USA – Outdoor walking attractions that immerse guests in an experience have become increasingly popular, especially around the holidays. This past season south Floridians had the chance to experience NightGarden, a new enchanted walk-through experience at Miami’s Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden magically illuminated by lighting designer Chris Werner. Produced by Kilburn Live under the creative direction of Max Painter, the attraction featured such magical curiosities as talking trees, fairies and ten-feet tall dandelions.

Soundworks and Southard Audio First to Acquire Martin Audio WPL

27/02/2019 - Production News

USA – Martin Audio’s new Wavefront Precision Longbow (WPL) system was recently purchased by two US-based live event production companies, Soundworks in Richmond, VA and Southard Audio in Mount Crawford, VA, the first to acquire the breakthrough large format line array worldwide. Both companies, who share a unique co-operative relationship within the Middle Atlantic region, purchased systems that include 24 WPL cabinets, 12 SXH218 hybrid subs and 12 iK42 amps.

Alcons Audio Chosen by France’s Prestigious Sciences Po

27/02/2019 - Project News

France – Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (often referred to as Sciences Po) is a highly selective French university with seven campuses across the country. The new Grand Auditorium at its Reims site continues the theme of excellence by featuring an Alcons Audio system.

ESTA’s Control Protocols Satisfaction Survey – Help Define Control Systems Interoperability

27/02/2019 - Business News

The Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) Technical Standards Program (TSP) is pleased to announce a Control Protocols Satisfaction Survey project to gather public input from end users about their usage of control protocols in the entertainment industry. The survey may be accessed at

Lenny Sasso Goes Asymmetrical for Circa Survive with Chauvet Professional

27/02/2019 - Production News

USA – Pointing the mic to the crowd for sing-alongs has become standard fare for frontmen on the concert circuit, but Anthony Green of Circa Survive has been known to take things a step further. Not content to hold his mic out to the audience, he has on occasion thrown it into the crowd or waded in himself to invite fans to join in a song. At other times, he and his band mates have danced dervish-style on stage twirling instruments overhead. This typifies the adrenalin rush energy of the Philadelphia-based progressive rockers, who fearlessly push the envelope, both in terms of their genre-smashing music and their refreshingly original and colourful performance props.

Spark and Sizzle to Taipei’s Nan Shan Plaza in Time at the New Year Countdown Fireworks

27/02/2019 - Production News

Taiwan – The third floor of Taipei’s Nan Shan Plaza, the second tallest skyscraper in Taipei after Taipei 101, has been created as a vast and open exhibition space. With ceilings at an impressive 8.5 metres in height, the venue occupies a total of 56 square metres but, features no beams or support columns, creating a challenge to any sound design proposal.

Reactor Group ambitions realised as L-ISA delivers stunning sound for Huawei Winter Concert

27/02/2019 - Production News

UK – December saw the ninth year of Huawei Technologies’ sponsorship of the London Winter Concert, held at London’s Royal Festival Hall (RFH) in aid of the Prince’s Trust charity. This spectacular event featured the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by Paul Bateman, and had a line-up led by tenor Joseph Calleja, with special guests soprano He Wu and young singing talent Beau Dermott. Although the Winter Concert is long-established in the RFH calendar, this year saw a completely new approach to audio production, with L-ISA Hyperreal Sound delivering an extra frisson to proceedings.

Ben Howard creates art with DiGiCo

27/02/2019 - Production News

UK – London-born singer-songwriter and composer, Ben Howard, released his debut EP ten years ago. Since then, he has won two BRIT Awards, been nominated for both the Ivor Novello Award and the Mercury Prize and had a number one album. His third album, Noonday Dream, was released in June of last year, and has received much critical acclaim. Now, he is out on the road touring it, with FOH engineer, Andy Magee, and monitor engineer, Niccolo Antonietti, both working from DiGiCo SD5 consoles.

The world’s largest gospel concert places faith in Outline GTO

27/02/2019 - Production News

Nigeria - Seven-hundred-thousand people attended The Experience, an interdenominational gospel concert in Nigeria that has become the largest music event in Africa

Robe Fit and Knows it on The Streets

27/02/2019 - Production News

UK - One of the UK’s most exciting new lighting and visuals design partnerships, Co1ab, produced the edgy and eye-popping lighting show for a recent run of gigs by The Streets, led by gritty hip-hop raconteur Mike Skinner, and a project that helped define British urban music culture through the 2000s.

EAW Ships Next-Generation KF810P Installation Line Array

26/02/2019 - Equipment News

Eastern Acoustic Works has launched the new KF810P installation line array, the latest model in the company's legendary KF800 series. As with other KF-series loudspeakers, the KF810P is a three-way system with best-in-class output and true broadband pattern control. Designed specifically for installed applications, it incorporates clean aesthetics offered in black or white, invisible wiring, and concealed three-point rigging. A weather-rated option enables long-term permanent installation in demanding environments, backed by EAW's full warranty.

Bandit Lites Makes Substantial Investment in Robe Fixtures for 2019 Touring Season

26/02/2019 - Production News

USA – To meet the growing demand for a bustling 2019 touring season, Bandit Lites recently added a large quantity of new Robe fixtures including Robe BMFL WashBeams, MegaPointes and Spikie to its touring catalogue.

Altman Lighting joins the discussion at Harvard Business School with Theatre Projects

26/02/2019 - Project News

USA – Founded in 1908, Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, is known worldwide for educating the next generation of business leaders through its MBA and doctoral programmes. With a faculty of over 200 experienced professors and entrepreneurs, the school recently opened Klarman Hall, a state-of-the-art lecture auditorium. Designed by the architectural firm William Rawn Associates, Architects, Inc., the hall needed a lighting solution that could meet strict acoustic and performance criteria, so they worked with the design firm Theatre Projects who specified PHX 150W LED profile luminaires from Altman Lighting.

AVC Live Scales Up with Investment in Just Add Power and Luminex AV Over IP Solutions

26/02/2019 - Production News

UK – AVC Live Ltd. has invested in cutting-edge AV Over IP and Gigabit network switch solutions from Just Add Power and Luminex for its busy dry hire fleet and in-house production services, supplied by the video sales division of A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET).

KV2 Audio hits the road in 2019 with major UK theatre tours

26/02/2019 - Production News

UK – KV2 Audio systems are currently on tour in the UK with a number of major productions, notably Kinky Boots and Motown: The Musical, both supplied by Autograph Sound, as well as Tim Firth’s musical, The Band based on the music of Take That and Matthew Bourne’s convention-busting production of Swan Lake which replaces the female corps de ballet with a menacing male ensemble. These and many more productions are currently gracing stages throughout the UK using a variety of KV2 Audio point source systems.

Prolights illuminates the Elle ‘Girls Can Do Anything’ Awards

26/02/2019 - Production News

Spain – Sincronismo Events s.l. lit up the Elle Magazine awards at the famous El Istante Fundación in Madrid.

DiGiCo SD9T delivers audio fidelity for historic East London theatre

26/02/2019 - Project News

UK – Autograph Sales & Installations has recently supplied a new DiGiCo SD9T digital mixing system comprising an SD9 surface with Theatre Software, two D-Racks, a UB MADI and a custom three-piece flight-case to Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Olly Suckling Sets Mood for Alton Towers Fireworks with ChamSys

26/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Rehearsals are a performer’s best friend. They’re also a valued ally of lighting designers. But for Olly Suckling, they were a luxury he couldn’t afford when he lit the famed fireworks display at Alton Towers Resort.

Yamaha and SW19 Studios Welcome Sound Engineers to the World of RIVAGE

26/02/2019 - Standards News

UK - Yamaha Commercial Audio and London’s SW19 Studios are joining forces in mid-March to host an exclusive, two-day Welcome to the World of RIVAGE event. Taking place on Thursday 7th and Friday 8th March at SW19 Studios in Wimbledon, it comprises a free series of technical training seminars which offer professional and aspiring sound engineers an opportunity to get up close and personal with Yamaha’s RIVAGE PM7 and PM10 digital mixing systems.

Backstage Academy Partners with Midas Consoles

26/02/2019 - Standards News

UK – Backstage Academy, the leading live event production educational facility, has agreed a sponsorship deal with Midas Consoles, which will see the industry-leading manufacturer providing mixing desks for training purposes.

WORK PRO Launches The LS-Node Range of DMX Streaming Devices

26/02/2019 - Equipment News

WORK PRO, the installation, pro audio and lighting division of Equipson, has launched a new range of multi-protocol DMX streaming devices that support industry standards ArtNet and sACN and are fully compatible with WORK PRO’s groundbreaking LightShark DMX-based hardware lighting consoles.

Gary Oldman Inspires Students on Return to Rose Bruford College

26/02/2019 - Standards News

UK – Oscar-winning actor Gary Oldman returned to Rose Bruford College, on Thursday 14 February 2019, for an inspirational talk to students.

Swedish Metal Band Soilwork Goes Deep with SQ

26/02/2019 - Production News

Europe – Swedish melodic death-metallers, Soilwork, have kick-started 2019 with a bang – in the form of a co-headline tour with Finnish metal giants, Amorphis. Performing 31 shows in 35 days across mainland Europe, Soilwork were supported by an Allen & Heath SQ-5 digital mixer running FOH and monitors.

Martin by Harman UK distributor, Sound Technology Ltd, expands Professional Lighting team with appointment of Darren Jackson and Ferenc Vacha

26/02/2019 - People News

UK - ound Technology Ltd, distributor of Martin by Harman in the UK, has further expanded its professional lighting division with the appointment of Darren Jackson as head of lighting sales and Ferenc Vacha as architectural lighting application engineer.

L-Supply new TiMax Distributor for Hong Kong and China

26/02/2019 - Business News

China – UK immersive audio pioneer Out Board has appointed L-Supply Ltd as its new TiMax distributor for Hong Kong and China. L-Supply has procured a 64channel version of the powerful new FPGA TiMax SoundHub spatial audio matrix for demo and support purposes.

MLA Helps Ministry of Sound Orchestrate Dance Classics in World Premiere

26/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Ministry of Sound The Annual Classical is a newly-created orchestral tour that received its world premiere at London’s Royal Festival Hall recently.

ArKaos releases New Version of MediaMaster 5 with Performance Boost

26/02/2019 - Equipment News

ArKaos, the leading real-time visual processing technology provider for live performance and spectacular displays of all types, releases a performance boost to its flagship MediaMaster 5 real-time video control software platform.

GDS Appoints James Hall And Scott Kerslake to New Roles

26/02/2019 - People News

UK – Leading Bristol-based technology company GDS, has appointed two of its existing team to leading new roles within the company. Having confirmed the forthcoming launch of brand new product ranges, GDS has given James Hall the responsibility of heading up sales in both the entertainment and architecture sectors, whilst Scott Kerslake will act as key accounts executive for entertainment products.

JSES LTD goes Elation on festive Bowling for Soup UK Shows

25/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Lighting designer Jon Smith has worked for the last seven years with one of the more brash and humorous pop punk bands around, Bowling for Soup. In late November and early December, the band played a string of festive UK gigs dubbed the “Almost Christmas” tour with Jon using an Elation lighting rig to light the shows.

Green-GO appoints ZAP Audio as exclusive Swiss distributor

25/02/2019 - Business News

Switzerland – ELC Lighting, manufacturer of the innovative, multi-award winning Green-GO digital intercom system for event production and broadcast applications, has announced the appointment of leading pro audio company ZAP Audio as the exclusive representative for Green-GO in Switzerland. This latest appointment brings Green-GO’s global sales network total to 40 countries, as the brand continues to increase its market presence worldwide.

Renkus-Heinz Solves Daunting Issues at Church of Our Saviour

25/02/2019 - Project News

USA – One of the oldest towns in the Land of Lincoln, Jacksonville was founded in 1825. From its earliest years, it emphasised education, and today it is home to two four-year colleges, a community college, the Illinois School for the Deaf, and the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired.

Adamson Shines During Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Celebrations at Iconic Mcewan Hall

25/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Adamson’s new S7 line array system, which has just been officially launched was deployed during Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations at McEwan Hall.

Oregon State University Grows Studio Around Audient Heritage

25/02/2019 - Project News

USA – An Audient ASP8024 Heritage Edition console has been installed in a new studio at Oregon State University (OSU) which will be the hub of a new four-year Music Tech & Production degree starting next year. It isn’t sitting around idly in the meantime however, having been put straight to work teaching undergraduates of recording, mixing and mastering, sound design.

Brit Row starts the year upside-down

25/02/2019 - Production News

Australia & New Zealand – It might have been a quiet opening to 2019 for many, but January and early February saw Britannia Row Productions Ltd (Brit Row) start the year in robust, if slightly inverted fashion. “Within two weeks of the Christmas break we had three arena tours out and one of the UK’s most exciting acts, Jorja Smith playing festivals,” said sales director Lez Dwight. “The clue is in the word ‘festivals’, no-one is playing festivals in the frosty Northern hemisphere right now, but along with Jorja at the festivals, Mumford & Sons and Phil Collins have all visited arenas in Australia and New Zealand.”

Matthew Knowles Provides Explosive Visuals for Enter Shikari with Chauvet Professional

25/02/2019 - Production News

UK – After bursting onto the scene in 2007 with their debut album Take to the Skies, Enter Shikari established a stellar reputation as a trendsetter as a result of their genre defining “Trancecore” songs. Supporting their unique blend of music, and earning them a passionately dedicated international following in the process, is the band’s fiery stage presence.

Neutrik shows connectivity innovations at BVE

25/02/2019 - Event News

UK – At this year’s BVE expo in London, Neutrik is showing a range of application specific AV connectivity solutions that includes a series of major industry leading technological and engineering innovations.

Clair Brothers Leisure World Demo Proves Real Power Can Come From Minimal Gear

25/02/2019 - Project News

USA – Welcome to Leisure World Seal Beach (LWSB) – a nationally recognised southern California community for active seniors. An expanse covering 542 gorgeous acres, LWSB offers all the amenities of a small town in a resort-style setting for people 55 and up. A short freeway ride to Los Angeles and Orange County, LWSB boasts a nine-hole golf course, swimming facilities, fitness and exercise rooms and six clubhouses. Think of this community as an oasis for seniors choosing to live a busy and satisfying life. An impressive highlight of LWSB is its 2,500-seat outdoor amphitheatre, where the Clair Brothers kiTCurve12 loudspeaker system was recently installed by Tim Metzger of TMAV Consulting & Integration and Ben Frederick of Production Access Group. Frederick explains: “Tim and I chose the kiTCurve12 because we had both heard them before and knew what they could do sonically for the size of box. Based on existing lifts at the venue, we had a set horizontal position that was quite wide, but after placing them in EASE Focus, we were pleasantly surprised at the even coverage and that we were able to both hit the front row and keep as much of the sound in the seats and not bleeding out to the surrounding community. This also removed our need for front fills or a centre fill.”

RCF HDL 30-A Line Array System Proves its Class 500 Metres Under the Earth

25/02/2019 - Production News

Germany – At a concert of the Queen tribute band "MerQury" in Merkers, Thuringia, the Line Array System HDL 30-A from RCF proved its quick and easy install and the delivery of perfect sound even under extreme conditions. Merkers adventure mine offers a whole range of special features. A former large bunker for potash salt at a depth of 500 metres serves as the "concert hall". With its hose-like shape (22 metres wide and 15-17 metres high), at a length of 250 metres and walls made of bare rock, this bunker truly holds some challenges for bands and sound managers. The worldwide touring band "MerQury" builds on a strong fan base and so the concert was sold out weeks before, and expectations were high. To master these challenges, PVS Jena, the event service provider in charge, used RCF's active two-way line array system HDL 30-A, which PVS Jena recently added to its rental park. Other RCF components used were SUB 9007, SUB 9004, TT22-A front fills, TT052-A lip fills and two 2 TT22-A in two delay lines.

Au revoir Jean Charles – Robert Juliat says goodbye to its father 1942 - 2019

25/02/2019 - People News

France – It is with great sadness that Robert Juliat announces the passing of Jean Charles Juliat on 10 February 2019 at the age of 76.

Eclair Remasters First French Feature-Length Film for Onyx Cinema LED Technology

25/02/2019 - Production News

France Eclair, a leader in content services for the motion picture and television industries has announced the successful remastering of the first French feature film in 300 nits HDR for Onyx Cinema LED screens, “Le Chant du Loup” (Pathé Films, Trésor Films and Chi-Fou-Mi Productions). Distributed in France by Pathé, Antonin Baudry’s “Le Chant du Loup” (“The Wolf’s Call”) is the first release mastered for Samsung’s new emissive technology to be shown at the Pathé Beaugrenelle in Paris.

Green Hippo’s Hippotizer V4.5 comes alive at Prolight + Sound 2019

25/02/2019 - Event News

Germany – Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt is the place to be for professionals from the live entertainment and installation sectors from 2nd to 5th April. Green Hippo will be again exhibiting at the event, this time partnering with CAST, its exclusive German distributor, in Hall 12-stand D40.

Osram is the lighting partner of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

25/02/2019 - Production News

Israel – From 12 to 18 May, everything in Tel Aviv will be about music. Israel is hosting the 64th Eurovision Song Contest and will stage the popular TV spectacle under the motto “Dare to Dream!”. Osram is once again supporting the event this year as an official lighting partner.

Persival Producciones Medellin

22/02/2019 - Production News

Columbia – Persival Producciones is a rental and production company supplying sound, lighting, video, staging, rigging and backline, based in Medellin, the beautiful and pulsating second city of Colombia which sits in the stunning Aburrá Valley, a central region of the Andes Mountains.

Flare Rayzrs Brighten the EDM Mix

22/02/2019 - Production News

USA – In a spectacular New Year’s kick-off, Insomniac Events produced two blockbuster EDM festivals at the National Orange Show Fairgrounds in San Bernardino, California, with wondrous stage designs by SJ Lighting. More than 70,000 fans attended Audiotistic and Countdown NYE, shows that featured the biggest names in dance music performing from a large DJ booth highlighted with 12 Solaris Flare Rayzr LED fixtures.

Seven ESTA TSP Documents in Public Review

22/02/2019 - Standards News

Seven documents – six draft standards and one informational book – are posted on the ESTA Technical Standards Program website for public review through 8 April 2019. All are available at no cost at In alphanumeric order, they are:

Stage Electrics bring light to the Central School of Ballet

22/02/2019 - Project News

UK – Stage Electrics has supplied lighting and lighting control, power distribution and stage booms to the Central School of Ballet, complete with bespoke flightcases for their equipment, props and wardrobe, ahead of the 2019 Ballet Central tour. The school has invested in an ETC Nomad Puck desk, eight ETC Source Four Fresnels and eight ETC Source Four Profiles, 28 Showtec PAR64s, eight Doughty Tank Traps and rigging.

White Light Keeps the American Clock Ticking at Old Vic

22/02/2019 - Production News

UK – The American Clock portrays the devastation that American citizens experienced when the stock market crashed and the Great Depression began in 1929. The play uses an ensemble cast to explore the lives of several families across several cities. It is directed by the renowned Rachel Chavkin and features a lighting design by Olivier Award-winning Natasha Chivers. Natasha comments: “This is an epic play that manages to tell a huge story about an entire nation. Rachel wanted to create something quite extraordinary in which we put the audience right into this extraordinary time in American history. Part of this included having audience members on stage. What this means is that the Old Vic stage has now been turned so that it’s practically in-the-round. When I’ve lit shows here before it’s always been end-on so this was a new experience for me. My brief then became to ensure I adapted my design to the space and that the lighting was strong from both sides.”

San Antonio Sound and Light Creates Contemporary Worship Space with Chauvet Professional F4 Panels

22/02/2019 - Project News

USA – With its arched columned doorways and peaked roofs, the First Baptist Church of San Antonio’s campus is reminiscent of early Texas architecture. The church moved into this stately building in the early 1900s, but its roots actually stretch back much further, all the way to 1861, only 16 years after Texas became a state, when a group of 13 worshippers formed a congregation in what was then a remote trading outpost.

Snow Patrol Run with Claypaky

22/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Northern-Irish power pop band Snow Patrol embarked on a UK tour to support new album, Wilderness, which concluded with a spectacular show at London’s SSE Wembley Arena in February. Lighting and show designer Davy Sherwin selected Claypaky Scenius Unico as the only moving lights of the production.

Architects Build on Success with dLive

22/02/2019 - Production News

Europe – Hot on the heels of their latest studio release ‘Holy Hell’, British metalcore act, Architects, have recently completed their UK and European tour accompanied by an Allen & Heath dLive system. The tour included some of the band’s biggest headline shows to date, finishing off at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London to an audience of 12,500 fans.

Claypaky Adopts ArKaos Kling-Net for new HY B-EYE Series

22/02/2019 - Equipment News

Leading Italian lighting manufacturer Claypaky has announced its commitment to ArKaos’s powerful Kling-Net protocol, which will now be embedded in its newest HY B-EYE product line.

TiMax total immersion wows at Guildford School of Acting

22/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Technical theatre students at the Guildford School of Acting recently benefited from hands-on experience creating dynamic soundscapes and source-oriented vocal localisation for their stage musical production of 9 to 5. Cambridge-based immersive audio pioneer, Out Board, provided the school with a TiMax spatial delay-matrix, complete with TiMax Tracker, for students to experience the creation of a sound design pushed beyond the usual boundaries of intelligibility, balance and audience immersion.

HSL Supplies Lighting and Video to Arenacross Tour

22/02/2019 - Production News

UK - The heady mix of highly tuned bikes, screaming engines, screeching tyres and brakes and supernatural speed races, meshed with the breath-taking daring of motorcycle stunt acrobatics, indoor Motocross racing and Freestyle MX all rolled into a single adrenaline fuelled night of seat-edge action complete with pumping soundscape: this is the heartbeat of Arenacross (AX)!

Equipson Adds Exciting New Sound Reinforcement and Audio Over IP Products to its Range

22/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – WORK PRO Audio, the installation and pro audio division of Equipson, unveiled an array of sound reinforcement products at ISE 2019, including two new outdoor projector speakers and a new multi-channel amplifier.

Doughty unveils new kit at BVE 2019

22/02/2019 - Event News

UK – Doughty Engineering will be bringing its new Fifty Clamp to BVE in London for the first time this year. The clamp will make its show debut on stand E30. Mark Chorley, design engineer at Doughty said: "We hope our customers in the broadcast industry will see the Fifty Clamp as a welcome addition to our existing range. Our Twenty Clamp is one of our best sellers and we realised that a clamp that could take an additional 30kg would be a bit of a game changer.” The Fifty Clamp which is available to order has TUV approval, a SWL of 50kg and has been designed to fit tube diameter 38mm - 51mm. It is made from pressure die cast aluminium which prevents damage to thin wall truss. It is captive with M10 or M12 bolts and comes supplied with an M10 fixing kit.

20m wide dome projections are the star of Russia – My History exhibition

22/02/2019 - Project News

Russia – Housed in Pavilion 57 at VDNH, Russia - My history presents key moments in the history of the Russian state. The museum wanted to bring this colourful history to life with interactive displays and impressive imagery using unusual and interesting multimedia. It developed the idea of installing a dome projection above the visitors’ route, not just to impress and engage visitors but also to create more space for exhibits in the museum.

Theatres Trust launches new grant scheme to improve environmental sustainability of theatres

21/02/2019 - Business News

UK – The latest round of the Theatre Improvement Scheme, in association with the Wolfson Foundation, will offer theatres grants of up to £20,000 for projects focusing on Improving Environmental Sustainability.

Nothing but the truth – Cro's stay tru tour with GLP's JDC1 and KNV

21/02/2019 - Production News

Germany – Behind the now well-known panda mask is one of the most versatile and successful artists in Germany. Cro, whose real name is Carlo Waibel, has not only given the German rap scene a new face, he is also a designer, producer and director.

Triple E expands factory facilities alongside new precision engineering division

21/02/2019 - Business News

UK – In anticipation of a busy 2019 order book, Triple E has recently completed a move into larger premises, which has also included a complete restructure of the warehouse to improve efficiency and production work flow.

Meyer Sound IntelligentDC a Perfect Match for Newest terrain Event Venue

21/02/2019 - Project News

USA – The new Terrain Gardens at Devon yard has quickly emerged as the prime location for upscale weddings, parties and corporate events in the Main Line suburbs west of Philadelphia. The venue’s lush, horticultural setting creates a lavish backdrop for special occasions year-round, with locally-inspired menus, signature cocktails and hand-selected wines complemented by a sonically impeccable yet virtually invisible Meyer Sound IntelligentDC loudspeaker system.

OneBigStar Invests in Chauvet Professional Ovation Fixtures

21/02/2019 - Production News

UK – The team at OneBigStar was already very familiar with the Chauvet Professional Ovation series when they made a major investment in the LED fixtures. “We’ve built the Chauvet trade show booths for years, so we’ve worked with Ovation units before and have been very impressed,” said Steve Yeardsley, managing director of the highly regarded technical and event production company.

Network of 211 d&b boxes create a Hogmanay to remember in Edinburgh

21/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Edinburgh’s majestic Castle and medieval Old Town offered a magnificent backdrop to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebration for thousands of revellers who welcomed the new year immersed in a city centre-wide d&b installation.

The Overtones hit all the right notes on tour with Electro-Voice X-Line Advance and Dynacord TGX

21/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Platinum selling vocal harmony stars The Overtones sold out concert halls across the UK when they set out on a 26-date tour at the end of 2018, accompanied by long-term front of house engineer Mark Clements. For technical production specialist Merlin PA Hire, the sheer variety of venues on the tour meant that the sound system had to be as flexible as possible while still delivering the clarity of performance required for the precise and detailed Overtones sound.

Towers of Power: Litepanels’ Gemini Lights Up the Stars of ITV Hit Series ‘Dancing On Ice’

21/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Litepanels’ Gemini 2x1 Soft LED panel is the behind-the-scenes star of the UK’s popular “Dancing on Ice” (DOI) programme, currently airing its 11th series on ITV. For the latest series, the show’s producers turned to an innovative new lighting strategy: 40 Gemini panels mounted on five towers around the on-set ice rink.

Richard Van Nairn Takes on Expanded EMEA Sales Role

21/02/2019 - People News

During his four years in the company, Martin Audio’s Richard Van Nairn has steadily broadened his remit, and with the recent restructure of Martin Audio’s sales force, it has opened the door further for Van Nairn to bring even more territories under his management.

PLASA Focus Leeds returns with a sold-out show floor

21/02/2019 - Event News

UK – PLASA Focus Leeds, the popular show for industry networking and product debuts, is back for 2019 taking place at the Royal Armouries Museum from 14-15 May. Free registration is now open for visitors who want to explore the many facets of live entertainment technology.

Stepping Up

21/02/2019 - People News

Germany – Audio specialist Sennheiser has announced several changes within its Pro Audio Solutions Channel with the forthcoming retirement of John Falcone, Sennheiser’s long serving SVP, global sales – pro audio solutions. Mark Posgay has been appointed to succeed John Falcone in his role. With his appointment, Mark Posgay has announced his leadership team, promoting Christophe van den Berghe to the position of vice president, sales and marketing, EMEA – pro audio solutions, and Simon Holley to the position of vice president, sales and marketing, Americas/ANZ – pro audio solutions. Vince Tan has been appointed as vice president, sales, APAC – pro audio solutions to secure channel growth and drive further business development in the APAC region.

Bodypack for a Bodyguard

21/02/2019 - Production News

UK – The Bodyguard stage musical is an ambitious show, with a large cast, orchestra and crew required to bring the classic, soulful song list to life alongside Alexander Dinelaris’ acclaimed libretto. Since its successful West End run, the show has toured the world and now has a second UK tour underway, with Alexandra Burke taking the lead as singer Rachel Marron. It is also proving to be a showcase first outing for the new Sennheiser SK 6212 mini-bodypack transmitter, supplied by Autograph Sound.

Green Hippo ISE 2019 highlights include Amsterdam show’s largest ever canvas

20/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – ISE 2019 was a fourfold success for Green Hippo, with the award-winning media server maker located in four different locations at the world’s biggest AV and systems integration show. The site that (literally) made the largest possible impact was the stunning projection mapping of the RAI nhnow hotel, located just outside the show’s main entrance.

For the Third Consecutive Year Fast Company Names TAIT One of the Most Innovative Companies in Live Event

20/02/2019 - Event News

USA – For the third year in a row, TAIT has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in Live Event for 2019. The list honours businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture. This year’s list provides a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy.

Fiftieth Annual Country Radio Seminar Brightened by Bandit Lites

20/02/2019 - Production News

USA – Country Radio Broadcasters held its annual Country Radio Seminar (CRS) with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. The storied three-day event kicked off on 13th February and featured panels of key business leaders, educational programming, presentations on new technology, business practices, and personal career development topics along with new music showcases.

Music & Lights appoints UAE distributor

20/02/2019 - Business News

UAE – Music & Lights has appointed Loud & Clear Audio Visual Equipment Trading L.L.C as its distributor of its brands across the United Arab Emirates. With over 50 years combined experience in the live entertainment, event and installation markets with a number of award-winning venues to their credit, the directors of Loud & Clear bring specialist technical and design knowledge to the fore ensuring products are precisely matched to clients requirements.

Adamson E-Series Earns Awards, Accolades and More in Early 2019

20/02/2019 - Production News

Worldwide - Adamson Systems Engineering has enjoyed a flurry of attention surrounding its flagship E-Series of large-format line array technology in early 2019. In addition to the heralded E15 winning a ProSoundWeb and Live Sound International 2019 Readers’ Choice Award, the wider E-Series continues to earn favour with countless major music festivals and top touring acts around the globe.

L-Acoustics Brings Kinder Dreams to Stage

20/02/2019 - Production News

Poland – On 14th October, 2018, at Warsaw's PGE National Stadium, confectionery giant, Kinder, celebrated its 50th anniversary in style. The all-day event culminated in the Koncert Pełen Marzeń (Concert Full of Dreams) - a free event that featured Polish pop artists David Kwiatkowski, Natalia Szroeder, and Grzegorz Hyże, as well as musical star Katarzyna Łaska (Frozen, High School Musical, Enchanted) and a full symphony orchestra. TSE Grupa was responsible for technical services at this huge show, which included everything from stage construction to an ambitious multimedia, lighting, and sound production. L-Acoustics components were used exclusively for sound reinforcement, with almost 200 loudspeaker cabinets deployed around the stadium.

Tom Willis Calls on Chauvet Professional to Accent Emotions of Les Misérables

20/02/2019 - Production News

Australia – The true story of Les Misérables takes place more in that mystifying and kinetic space that exists between people than it does in any time or location. It is by opening a window into this web of emotional forces that connects us to this musical based on Victor Hugo’s 19th century novel which has moved audiences the world over.

HD Pro Audio Host KLANG:technologies and DiGiCo Demo at Daytime TPi

20/02/2019 - Event News

UK – KLANG, the German-based manufacturer of the world’s first truly immersive 3D in-ear mixing technology, will be demonstrating alongside DiGiCo at the Daytime TPi Awards on 25th February, taking place at the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel from 11am to 4pm.

De Effenaar Go Live with SSL

20/02/2019 - Project News

The Netherlands – De Effenaar is an iconic music venue with an illustrious history spanning almost 50 years. Nestled in Eindhoven, the technology capital of the Netherlands, its two impressive performance spaces have played host to an array of major artists including The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + The Machine, Editors, Nelly, Stromae, Queens of the Stone Age, The Ramones, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and The Cure.

A World of Control with Allen & Heath dLive

20/02/2019 - Project News

USA – Now fitted out with a pair of Allen & Heath dLive S7000 mixing systems at front of house and on stage for monitors, plus an S5000 standing-in for broadcast needs, Wave Church’s Great Neck Campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia, recently completed a major audio upgrade. Engineered and implemented by Virginia Beach-based S&S Productions, the system improvements bring new levels of control and flexibility to the campus.

AED Group Invests in PIXERA Hardware and Software

20/02/2019 - Production News

Belgium – AED Display, the acclaimed Belgian AV solutions provider, recently announced its decision to invest heavily in AV Stumpfl's new PIXERA media server software and hardware.

White Light Commits to Training Days Across UK

20/02/2019 - Standards News

UK – White Light has recently held a series of open days across the country to allow students and clients to engage with the very latest technology.

Outline appoints Audio Effetti exclusive distributor for Italy

20/02/2019 - Business News

Italy – Outline Srl, Italy’s most prestigious manufacturer of loudspeaker systems and FPGA-based processing platforms, has announced the appointment of Audio Effetti srl as the exclusive distributor of its products in Italy.

Liteup Invests in Robe

20/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Liteup is based on the south coast, near Portsmouth and Southampton, was founded in 2006 and is headed and run by Marc Callaghan and Kris Box who met whilst studying at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Debut performances on Sennheiser and Neumann

19/02/2019 - Production News

USA – Broadcast live on 10 February, the 61st Annual Grammy Awards lived up to its reputation as the biggest music award spectacle in the world, with debut Grammy performances by some of today’s most creative and impactful artists such as Travis Scott, Brandi Carlile and Shawn Mendes. Sennheiser and Neumann played an uncompromising role in the technical success of the event, delivering ultra-reliable wireless performance and sonic purity during each performance.

EAW Adaptive Systems Arrive in the UK

19/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Since the early 1980s, Eurohire Sound & Light has supplied professional audio and lighting equipment for the events and entertainment industry in the UK. The company later added staging and backline, providing complete turnkey packages. From its early years, Eurohire Sound & Light has relied on EAW loudspeakers, such as the KF850, KF853, and KF760.

Yamaha RIVAGE Series Answers the Call to Prayer

19/02/2019 - Production News

UK – On Saturday 26th January, around 3000 worshippers gathered at London’s SSE Arena for A Day of Prayer for Britain. Led by evangelist minister David Hathaway, the event saw Christian leaders from across the UK and from abroad coming together to pray for unity in the UK. Audio, lighting, and video for the event was handled by Subfrantic Production Services, whose Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 and PM7 digital mixing systems managed all live and broadcast audio.

Sixty82 announces an exciting new partnership with Senci

19/02/2019 - Business News

The Netherlands - Sixty82, a Dutch, British and French alliance of innovative industry leaders, specialised in the design and manufacture of the next generation trussing and staging systems has announced an exciting new partnership with the highly-regarded and well-renowned Dutch distributor, Senci.

Tabernacle of Praise International Gets Broadcast Worthy with Chauvet Professional

19/02/2019 - Project News

USA – On Sunday 27 January, worshippers who follow live streamed services from the Tabernacle of Praise International noticed something remarkably different about the broadcast they were watching. The colours were more realistic, the shadows were gone, and the dark areas that always seemed to lurk off stage had disappeared, resulting in a programme that had all of the energy and vibrancy of a live service.

Green-GO customers converge for hands-on training event

19/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Customers from across the world were welcomed at the headquarters of intercoms specialist Green-GO for a product training event and factory tour in January. Attendees were given hands-on training on Green-GO’s innovative, multi-award winning Ethernet-based digital intercom system for event production and broadcast applications.

Clair Solutions Provides Broadcast Infrastructure and Sound for New Penn State Panzer Lacrosse Stadium

19/02/2019 - Project News

USA – Penn State’s Nittany Lion athletics programme is fiercely competitive and well-supported by the school and its alumni. In that tradition, the Penn State men and women’s lacrosse teams now practice and compete in Panzer Stadium, a new multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art facility. Its 1,300 seats are close to the action, and the entire facility is wired for modern broadcasting, which will allow Penn State to host high-profile NCAA and Big Ten championship games. Pennsylvania-based AV design and integration firm Clair Solutions handled the broadcast infrastructure and sound reinforcement at Panzer Stadium, earning the job based in part on the sensible proposal of Jim Devenney, Clair Solutions’ senior systems designer and in part on the successful completion of numerous other projects at Penn State.

Elation DARTZ Keeps Pace with August Burns Red

19/02/2019 - Production News

USA – One would be hard pressed to find a band that plays at a more upbeat tempo than August Burns Red. The metalcore band’s fast-paced, aggressive sound keeps listeners on the edge of their seats, a dynamic style of breakneck metal that has endeared them to their fans for the past 15 years.

Five small London theatres improve the theatre-going experience with Theatres Trust funding

19/02/2019 - Project News

UK – Theatres Trust has awarded five more small London theatres £5,000 each from its London Small Theatres Grants Scheme for meaningful projects that address viability and accessibility and improve the theatre-going experience.

WPL Headlines Next Martin Audio Open Days

18/02/2019 - Event News

UK – Martin Audio is set to host its fourth series of Open Days at its High Wycombe HQ. Building on the success of a concept that was born in September 2017, these will take place on 19-21 March.

Light Fantastic Production Services expands team with quartet of new appointments

18/02/2019 - People News

UK – Event production specialist Light Fantastic Production Services introduces four new members to the team at its Borehamwood offices. Working across a number of different areas, the addition of Gareth Shippen, Angela DiTomaso, Leo Neilson and Svetoslav ‘Slavi’ Nikolov strengthens the range of creative production and technical support services provided by the company.

Renkus-Heinz Meets Every Challenge at Taiwan's Fabulous Weiwuying Kaohsiung Center

18/02/2019 - Project News

Taiwan – Situated on the northeast corner of Kaohsiung's 47-hectare (24.46 acre) Weiwuying Metropolitan Park, the graceful National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, or Weiwuying, flows more than rises from the lush surrounding vegetation. Its Recital Hall, Concert Hall, Playhouse, and Opera House combine with an innovative outdoor amphitheater to host virtually any performing art imaginable. For the four indoor venues, Theateradvies bv of Amsterdam, working with Director Keh-Hua Lin of Taiwan-based Yitai Consulting, designed sound systems based on Renkus-Heinz digitally steered line array loudspeakers. IX Technology Ltd. installed the systems.

GLP X4 atoms and S350s bring live action to Love Actually

18/02/2019 - Production News

USA – California-based lighting designer, Michael Berger, recently took on the unusual commission of lighting a special musical stage production of the BAFTA award-winning (and Golden Globe-nominated) feel-good movie, Love Actually, using a number of fixtures from the GLP portfolio.

Version 2 Lights Broadens Team with New Appointment UK

18/02/2019 - People News

UK – Television lighting rental specialist Version 2 has appointed Laura Byrne (pictured) to its account management team. Laura brings a wealth of experience from the film, TV drama, commercial and music video genres to the company.

Clair Brothers Goes Mobile with Shantou University in China

18/02/2019 - Project News

China – Shantou University was established in 1981 as a pilot college funded by three entities, two governmental and one private donor. The collaboration between the Chinese Ministry of Education, Guangdong Province and the private Li Ka Shing Foundation, is the first of its kind in China; a public university fully funded over the past two decades by the more than 400-million US dollars in donations from Li Ka Shing, who also happens to be the richest man in Asia. This year marks the retirement of Mr. Shing at the age of 89, who leaves behind his day-to-day duties at the school and a generous, educational legacy in Shantou University itself. One of the magnificent highlights of this school is its 52,000-square metre, state-of-the-art sports stadium complex, known as the Shantou University Sports Park. It includes an international competition-standard gymnasium complete with basketball courts, multi-purpose halls, swimming pools and VIP boxes. This year, the stadium played host to the university’s 2018 graduation commencement emboldened by the retirement farewell ceremony for Mr. Shing, complete with a substantial, and mobile, Clair Brothers C12 and C8 loudspeaker system.

AED Debuts Luxibel Expo Range at UK Customer Nights

18/02/2019 - Event News

UK – AED’s Luxibel Expo Tools range makes its UK debut at the AED Customer Night events next week, alongside a host of innovative new kit covering sound, lighting, rigging, display and accessories.

TSL Gives the BAFTAS the Red Carpet Rigging and Lighting Treatment

18/02/2019 - Production News

UK – The BAFTAS welcomed film stars and royalty to London’s Royal Albert Hall in February, as the industry honoured those making waves on the big screen. The all-important red carpet – where the paparazzi anxiously awaited famous faces – was flanked by a rigging and lighting solution designed and delivered by TSL Lighting.

Unusual Rigging strengthens its commitment to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

18/02/2019 - Business News

UK - Unusual Rigging has announced that its support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals has been recognised by Support the Goals (

ELC & Green-GO enjoy increased product awareness at ISE 2019

15/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – ELC Lighting bv, manufacturer of innovative Ethernet networking solutions and DMX tools, plus the award-winning Green-GO digital intercom system for event and broadcast production, enjoyed a hugely successful Integrated Systems Europe exhibition in Amsterdam (5-8 February 2019), experiencing unprecedented levels of interest in its product ranges.

Thalia Theatre Budapest is First with Robe DL7S

15/02/2019 - Project News

Hungary – Budapest’s Thalia Theatre is in the ‘Pest’ side of the beautiful Hungarian capital and is a renowned producing and receiving house, presenting around 600 different productions per year. It is one of Hungary’s best-known venues for staging musical comedy shows onits busy three stages, the largest of which has a 520-seat auditorium.

Prolyte's Verto Truss Used at LA Auto Show

15/02/2019 - Production News

USA – Prolyte’s Verto Truss system was used by Creative Technologies (CT) at three separate booths during the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show in December. The LA Auto Show is one of the most influential auto shows globally, drawing more than 26,500 auto industry decision makers and influencers from around the world, as well as hundreds of thousands of car shoppers and auto fans.

ISE connects the world’s AV community

15/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – The 16th Integrated Systems Europe, which ran at the RAI Amsterdam from 5-8 February, was the biggest, broadest-reaching and most exciting edition of the show ever, confirming it as the international destination of choice for AV professionals.

Light Fantastic Production Services deliver complete event package to Women in Data

15/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Attracting over 1,000 attendees, the Women in Data conference features addresses from high-profile speakers plus a range of supporting events. Held within the grand surroundings of Central Hall Westminster, London, the event included presentations, development sessions and an exhibition, designed to inspire the WiD community.

The Inaugural Saudi International 2019

15/02/2019 - Production News

Saudi Arabi – The European Tour made history this year when it took its tournament to Saudi Arabi for the first time in its 47 years of running. The groundbreaking event took place at the Royal Greens golf course in King Abdullah Economic City on the 31st January and ran until the 3rd of February. The Inaugural Saudi International was not only a first of its kind, but it was also the first time any Saudi Arabian National had participated in a European Tour event. The tournament made headlines worldwide as the event was set to make a big impact.

Avolites Titan Adds Upbeat FX at Ministry of Sound

15/02/2019 - Project News

UK – London’s world-famous clubbing hotspot Ministry of Sound (Mos) has upgraded its lighting control for 2019 with an investment in Avolites’ Arena and Quartz consoles.

Movecat wins German Design Award for the Touring Rack II

15/02/2019 - Event News

Germany – Movecat, one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of innovative stage equipment and the only manufacturer in the field of stage kinetics capable of offering practice-tested, certified and genuinely available integrated systems compliant with BGV C1 and SIL3, has just won the German Design Award for its Touring Rack II. The award was given in the German Design Award's "Excellent Product Design Entertainment" category. The presentation was made on 8 February 2019 in Frankfurt. This is not the first time that the excellence of the Touring Rack II has been recognised; last year, too, it won the P.I.P.A. international media award at the Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt. "Naturally we are absolutely delighted that this pioneering development has won further recognition," commented Movecat CEO Andrew Abele.

Atlona Names EARPRO its New Distribution Partner in Spain and Portugal

15/02/2019 - Business News

Iberian Peninsula – Recognising the importance of Spain and Portugal to its growing global sales and support network, Atlona, a Panduit company, has announced that audiovisual distribution firm EARPRO now represents its industry-leading AV and control solutions across both countries.

Martin at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

14/02/2019 - Event News

UK - You are invited to join Martin by Harman and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on the 21st February for a showcase of their latest products including the brand new ERA 300 Profile, the new and now-shipping ELP Series, plus the award-winning MAC Encore Performance & Wash and the JEM Glaciator Dynamic. It's also a chance to find out more about the forthcoming MAC Allure Profile.

Metropol Theater Vienna relies on Alcons Audio

14/02/2019 - Project News

Austria – The Vienna Metropol Theater is one of the most tradition-rich venues in the Austrian capital. Today, the Metropol provides a stage for national and international music acts, cabaret and theatre productions.

Obsidian Control Systems and Capture Visualisation announce partnership for ONYX console line

14/02/2019 - Business News

Obsidian Control Systems and Capture Visualisation have announced a new global partnership agreement to include a Capture licence with every ONYX console, allowing all NX console owners immediate access to the popular and powerful lighting design and visualisation software.

JB Lighting Embraces ArKaos Kling-Net

14/02/2019 - Equipment News

German lighting manufacturer JB Lighting has announced its commitment to ArKaos’s powerful Kling-Net protocol, which will now be embedded in its newest product lines including the Varyscan P18 hybrid, the Sparx 18 LED wash beam and the Sparx 30 twin zoom LED wash beam fixtures.

Bandit Lites Donates Lighting Package for Local Tim Tebow Foundation ‘Night to Shine’

14/02/2019 - Production News

USA – It was an unforgettable evening as the Tim Tebow Foundation held its fifth annual Night to Shine prom night experience where more than 600 churches around the world host nearly 100,000 special needs guests ages 14 and older. Bandit Lites donated the lighting package for Northfield Church’s Night to Shine.

Altman Lighting creates a beautifully pure light at Christ Place Church

14/02/2019 - Project News

USA – Led by pastor Jeff Crook, Christ Place Church in Flowery Branch, Georgia, has been serving the community since 1955 by providing a safe place for everyone to come together in worship. Through a philosophy that they are stronger as one, the church recently finished construction on their new sanctuary designed to use the latest in technology to reach a growing congregation. Requiring a theatrical lighting design that could create the ideal worship environment and front light for their high-definition video capabilities, the church worked with the AVL integration specialists PRODUCTION/co who designed a new lighting system using PHX 250W LED profile luminaires from Altman Lighting.

ETCP Paper and Pencil Exam in Conjunction with USITT Jay Glerum Masterclasses

14/02/2019 - Event News

USA - The Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) has announced that ETCP Paper and Pencil rigging examinations will be offered in conjunction with the Jay O. Glerum Rigging Masterclasses in San Diego, CA on the morning of 3 April, 2019.

Jeff Croiter to Conduct USITT Session Sponsored by Chauvet Professional

14/02/2019 - Event News

USA – Tony Award-winner Jeff Croiter will offer a step-by-step tour of the creative process behind theatrical lighting design, when he conducts “Start to Finish – The Designer’s Journey,” an educational session sponsored by Chauvet Professional at USITT. Scheduled to run on Thursday 21 March from 2:45 to 4pm, the session will be held at Room M107 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville.

White Light Makes the Newsies at ArtsEd

14/02/2019 - Production News

UK - White Light recently supplied the lighting equipment for Disney’s Broadway-smash musical Newsies which recently had its UK premiere at ArtsEd.

Panasonic Opens Future Gazing UK Customer Experience Centre

14/02/2019 - Project News

UK – Panasonic Business has opened the doors to its new Customer Experience Centre in Bracknell, showcasing its range of cutting edge B2B solutions both physically and virtually.

DiGiCo SD12 perfect fit for sensitively restored Alexandra Palace Theatre

14/02/2019 - Project News

UK - December saw the newly restored Alexandra Theatre at Alexandra Palace open its doors after 80 years of darkness to reveal not only a stunning space that has undergone the most sympathetic of restorations, but a comprehensive technical infrastructure that includes audio system that delivers purity of sound and capabilities that will satisfy any visiting production. At its core is a DiGiCo SD12 mixing console supplied and installed by HD Pro Audio.

Visual Elements Takes Control of its Inventory with Vista 3 by Chroma-Q

14/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Leading equipment rental supplier, Visual Elements has invested in a Vista 3 by Chroma-Q lighting and media control system featuring a Vista EX surface, which takes its inventory to 18 separate Vista desks.

Optocore and Broaman Report High Interest in New Products at ISE

14/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – German fibre network associates, Optocore and BroaMan, combined their resources to great effect at the recent ISE 2019 expo in Amsterdam as part of the successful portfolio of brands distributed in the Benelux by the Ampco Flashlight Group.

Green-GO expands global sales network with key new appointments

14/02/2019 - Business News

The Netherlands – ELC Lighting bv, manufacturer of the innovative, multi-award winning Ethernet-based digital intercom system for event production and broadcast applications, has announced the appointment of two new distributors. These latest appointments bring the brand’s global sales network total to 39 countries, as Green-GO continues to increase its market presence worldwide. 

Claypaky provides warm washes for The Vaccines’ UK tour

14/02/2019 - Production News

UK – London’s iconic Roundhouse was ablaze with warm hues and dynamic aerial effects as English indie-rockers The Vaccines completed the second leg of their sell-out Combat Sports tour backed by Claypaky A.leda B-EYE K20s.

EM Acoustics launches HALO-B mid-sized line array system

13/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – ISE 2019 saw the successful launch of the third system in the EM Acoustics HALO line array family, HALO-B. The move follows the introduction in early 2018 of the British company’s much-anticipated large format HALO-A arena system. As its name suggests, HALO-B sits between HALO-A and HALO-C in both physical size and overall system output, and as such is perhaps the most versatile system in the family.

Présence and Chauvet Professional Capture the Timeless Glamour of Casino Knokke

13/02/2019 - Project News

Belgium – Long before the Las Vegas strip popped up in the middle of the Nevada dessert, the Casino Knokke was a magnet for the rich and famous from throughout Europe. Mixing gaming and glitz with a dash of sophisticated culture, the seaside casino was the site of opulent parties, as well as a hub of artistic activity. The surrealist master Magritte even adorned its walls by painting the now-famous 360° mural – The Enchanted Domain – there in 1953.

LITEC RL76 Double Pitch Roof

13/02/2019 - Equipment News

The LITEC RL76 double pitch roof is the exciting evolution of the RL105 double pitch roof.

APG Appoints Zero Dbs to Develop Spanish Presence

13/02/2019 - Business News

Spain – APG, the French manufacturer of professional loudspeakers and inventor of the modular line-array, today announced that Andalusian audio specialist Zero Dbs has been appointed to support and promote its brand and products in Spain.

AC-ET to Host Free NovaStar UK Training Event

13/02/2019 - Standards News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) has announced that, in partnership with leading video brands including NovaStar and PROLIGHTS, it will be hosting a “Seeing is Believing” UK training and demonstration event on 6th March 2019.

d&b audiotechnik prolongs partnership with Backstage Academy

13/02/2019 - Business News

UK - Backstage Academy, the leading live event production educational facility, has announced the continuing support of long-term partner, d&b audiotechnik. This was confirmed by d&b director Stephen Hogg and Miles Marsden, Backstage Academy’s industry partnerships director, who instigated the original agreement.

Elation Rayzor 760 Successfully Auditions on Super Bowl LIII Half-time Show

12/02/2019 - Production News

USA – Los Angeles-based Elation Professional’s home team Rams might not have come out victorious in Super Bowl LIII but the company was a winner nonetheless as its new Rayzor 760 LED wash/beam light played an integral role on the American football championship’s celebrated half-time show.

Renkus Heinz Rows Back on Reverb at Henley Town Hall

12/02/2019 - Project News

UK – Henley Town Hall, an imposing Grade 2 listed building, sits in the centre of the famous Oxfordshire market town and is administered by Henley-on-Thames Town Council. Whilst it is in regular use for council business, its principal spaces are also used for a variety of functions, ranging from weddings, civil ceremonies and concerts to meetings, classes and trade fairs. Completed in 1901, the Town Hall is characterised by a number of period features which contribute to its attractiveness as a sought-after venue, one which recently took stock of its AV provision and came to the conclusion that significant improvements were needed.

L-Acoustics Kara system is the perfect choice for newly restored Alexandra Palace Theatre

12/02/2019 - Project News

UK – A lexandra Palace is an iconic building with a history absolutely linked to the narrative of London and Londoners. It was opened in 1873 as a grand Victorian public gesture: ‘the people's Palace’. Since then, the complex story of the building, affectionately known as ‘Ally Pally’, has been marked by fires, restoration, substantial war-time damage, charitable rescue, and many political sagas. In December, after 80 years of slumber and two years of careful restoration, Alexandra Palace Theatre has opened again following several years of careful restoration. As part of the process, a complete technical infrastructure had to be installed, including a substantial L-Acoustics Kara PA system that brings a fitting quality of sound to the beautifully restored space.

Community Joins with Richard Dean Associates in New England and Upstate New York

12/02/2019 - Business News

USA – Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced the appointment of rep firm Richard Dean Associates, Inc. for the New England and Upstate New York territory. Established in 1975, Richard Dean Associates’ line card includes Shure, QSC, Allen & Heath, BARCO, Patton Electronics, Denon/Marantz Pro, Rane, IDK Corp. and Listen Technologies.

Stripping back the Layers for Perpetuum Jazzile

12/02/2019 - Production News

Slovenia – Slovenian lighting designer Gregor 'Grga' Smrdelj unleashed his talents for a large high-profile show by Slovenian vocal group Perpetuum Jazzile at the Arena Stolzice in Ljubljana.

d&b opens the door to new install possibilities at ISE 2019

12/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – At a lively RAI Amsterdam, the d&b audiotechnik team could be found deep in conversation with enthusiastic visitors, discussing the latest offerings at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2019, the world’s largest exhibition for AV and systems integration professionals.

Bandit Lites Illuminates Winter Jam Tour 360

12/02/2019 - Production News

USA – The Winter Jam Tour 360, Christian music’s largest annual tour, is out on the road with a lighting package supplied by Bandit Lites. This year’s line-up features Christian music’s top artists and speakers including Newsboys United, Mandisa, Danny Gokey, Rend Collective, Ledger, Newsong, Hollyn with special guest Adam Agee and speakers Greg Stier and Zane Black.

Revolutionary Solution from Verlinde to Modernise Main Glavkino TV and Film Studio

12/02/2019 - Project News

Russia – Providing customers using film set pavilions with convenient systems of equipment suspension is one of the main tasks during film and television shooting and the Glavkino complex in Russia chose a solution from Sofit Light, which involved the purchase of 224 Stagemaker SR5 hoists.

Steve Granville chooses Ayrton Ghibli for Australia’s Parkway Drive

12/02/2019 - Production News

Australia – Formed in 2003, Parkway Drive are an Australian metalcore band from Byron Bay in New South Wales with an international following. Fresh from back-to-back ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) no.1 spots, the band’s Reverence tour in support of their sixth studio album kicked off in Canberra in October 2018 and, hailed as their best live show to date, proved a total sensory overload. Parkway Drive delivered their most fire laden show yet, which included a spinning, flaming drum kit and, of course, employed 16 Ayrton Ghibli LED spots for the main beam fixtures.

New HD29H HDR gaming projector has lowest latency ever

12/02/2019 - Equipment News

Optoma has just launched a new Full HD 1080p gaming and home entertainment projector that not only boasts High Dynamic Range (HDR) but also the lowest lag of any projector it has ever made.

Chauvet Professional ÉPIX Strip IP Provides High-Octane Looks at Zoute Grand Prix Pitlane by Stow

12/02/2019 - Production News

Belgium – At the annual Zoute Grand Prix event at the Belgian coast, some of the world’s most exclusive vintage cars transform the seaside town into a prestigious spectacle. Not only has the number of spectators and cars has increased since the first edition of the event in 2009; so has the grandeur.

Shure Axient Digital Wireless System Dominates Super Bowl Week

12/02/2019 - Production News

USA – The Super Bowl is arguably the most wireless-intensive live event every year, with thousands of devices vying for clear spectrum. Leading up to the big game, the 2019 host city of Atlanta saw a wide range of football activities, concert events, broadcasting, and fan experiences. To ensure flawless operation and outstanding sound quality across these events, Shure wireless systems were selected for game day, including the flagship Axient Digital wireless system and PSM 1000 in-ear monitors.

Pearce Hire becomes preferred contractor for major UK arena

12/02/2019 - Business News

UK – East of England Arena Events Centre (EEAEC) has recently confirmed a strengthened collaboration with Pearce Hire for their busy arena and events centre.

Sound Space Vision Provides Acoustic and Audio Solutions for Hong Kong’s New Xiqu Centre

12/02/2019 - Project News

Hong Kong – Sound Space Vision (SSV) has been part of the design team for the beautiful Xiqu Centre, the first finished building in Hong Kong’s new West Kowloon Cultural District, which opened with a grand ceremony on 20 January, 2019. The Xiqu Centre serves as the gateway to the district and is, fittingly, dedicated to the performance of Chinese Opera (Xiqu) and as the centre for preservation and development of the variety of Chinese Opera art forms.

Martin Audio Announces That Adorn on-Wall Range is Now Shipping

12/02/2019 - Equipment News

Martin Audio has confirmed that its recently announced series of ADORN on-wall loudspeakers, that brings class-leading performance, reliability and value to a wide range of commercial sound installations, is now shipping.

Idols South Africa votes for grandMA3

12/02/2019 - Production News

South Africa – Lighting designer Joshua Cutts was thrilled to drive a grandMA3 light for the Idols South Africa 2018 finale hosted at Carnival City in Johannesburg. Hot on the hills of American Idols, the singing competition which has enjoyed 16 seasons since initially being aired in 2002, Idols South Africa has completed its 14th season with season 15 already confirmed for 2019.

Production AV Showcases Innovative disguise Integration at Event Production Show

11/02/2019 - Event News

UK – Video solutions specialist Production AV will be on Stand I2E at the Event Production Show at London Olympia on 26 and 27 February to showcase the Agile Arc Lite PTZ camera integration solution from leading media server company disguise.

Lighting The Nest

11/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Seventy-four of Colour Sound Experiment’s AquaBeam moving lights, rigged on a 25-and-a-half metre diameter circular truss supported by an eight-legged ground support system, were an integral part of Nest, an immersive lighting, sound and sensory installation experience.

ETC CEO Fred Foster passes away at age 61

11/02/2019 - People News

USA – Fred Foster, ETC co-founder and CEO has passed away at the age of 61. Foster was a visionary, an innovator, and a role model. The ETC culture of family, support, and encouragement is attributed to Foster and his vision of creating a people-focused environment. It’s difficult to put into words what it has been like to work for and with such an inspiring leader.

John Santos Connects to Crowd on Five Finger Death Punch Tour with Chauvet Professional

11/02/2019 - Production News

USA – Someone unfamiliar with Five Finger Death Punch, who somehow happened to wander into one of their recent shows, would realise even before a single note was played that this is one industrial strength metal band. The 16’ tall skull over the drum kit would tell them that; so too would the pair of 40’ baseball bats that crossed behind that menacing headpiece, as would the skeleton outfit worn by drummer Jeremy Spencer.

Avolites Arena Excites X Factor Malta Finals

11/02/2019 - Production News

Malta – Global singing contest phenomenon The X Factor landed on Malta for its first-ever season at the end of 2018, culminating in a live final to find the country’s Eurovision 2019 entrant.

SIXTY82 expands the Scandinavian family with Electro Waves

11/02/2019 - Business News

Scandinavia – SIXTY82, ‘The New Original’ manufacturer of next-generation trussing and staging systems, has expanded its global distribution network with the appointment of Electro Waves Oy as its exclusive distributor for Finland and Sweden, effective immediately.

Harmonic and Elation Accent Knoxville’s Inaugural Lessons & Carols

11/02/2019 - Production News

USA – When Shoreline Church, Hope Fellowship Church and City Church, all in Knoxville, Tennessee, came together on 9th December for a special night of scripture and song called Lessons & Carols, Harmonic Audio and Concert Productions of Chattanooga accentuated the evening with mood-generating lighting using its inventory of Elation Professional lighting.

Colour Sound Experiment is Out in Force with Chroma-Q's LED Solutions

11/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Expanding UK event hire and production company, Colour Sound Experiment, has invested in Chroma-Q's award-winning Space Force and Color Force II 72 premium performance LED fixtures, to provide its film, entertainment and live events clients with the very latest innovations in creative lighting.

Retractable and Refined

08/02/2019 - Equipment News

Audience Systems is continuing its commitment to making ugly retractable seating a thing of the past by adding another elegant chair to their range, specially developed for performing arts venues.

Southcrest Baptist Church Upgrades Mic Package with DPA Microphones to Produce Unmatched Clarity and Sound for Weekly Services

08/02/2019 - Project News

USA – Southcrest Baptist Church holds five weekly services, three of which involve a full choir and orchestra. The church also offers seven weekly television broadcast programmes that reach a local and worldwide audience. Along with its weekly services, the church hosts an Internet live stream three times a week. Rusty Trowbridge, technical director/lead audio technician at Southcrest Baptist Church, wanted to improve the overall sound quality for the prominent Northwest Texas church’s weekly services and broadcasts. After testing various options, Trowbridge found that a selection of DPA Microphones produced the best sound and were able to handle the church’s high-production demands.

B4 Media Production Chooses Allen & Heath to Empower Education

08/02/2019 - Project News

USA – In the hands of Beckie Campbell, an Allen & Heath dLive S7000 mixing system is more than a console, it’s a base from which students can start their careers in professional audio. As the owner of B4 Media Production, a live event production company based in Vero Beach, Florida, Campbell’s business model serves a wide-ranging client base while empowering the next generation of audio engineers.

Tourable LED Tape Does Exist: RoscoLED Tape

08/02/2019 - Production News

UK – The Arctic Monkeys recently toured across the UK and RoscoLED Tape VariWhite took centre stage with the rock band. Nearly 100m of RoscoLED Tape was integrated inside a moving hexagonal structure overhead and was used to illuminate the 'MONKEYS' lettering on the top of the stage. The ability to control the light intensity and colour temperature via DMX was appealing to lighting designer Paul Normandale. He also found that its thicker copper base (compared to most other LED ribbon products) minimised potential for damage to the electronic circuits during handling and installation, truly allowing it to live up to the vigorous environments of rock & roll touring.

New Martin ELP Series LED ellipsoidal fixtures now shipping in the UK

08/02/2019 - Equipment News

Sound Technology Ltd, distributor of Martin by Harman in the UK, has announced the new Martin ELP Series LED ellipsoidal fixtures are now in stock and shipping in the UK.

No Moments Silence for Adlib with Hozier

07/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Rental and production specialist Adlib continued its excellent working relationship with the highly acclaimed, hugely popular and multi-talented Irish singer-songwriter and musician Hozier, and the equally skilled and accomplished production team led by ‘Duchess’ (Sue Iredale).

Cornerstone AV Invests in HES Sola Series

07/02/2019 - Production News

USA – Cornerstone AV has invested in High End Systems’ Sola series of automated LED luminaires, adding 50 flagship SolaFrame 3000s to its rental inventory. The HES gear was deployed immediately, illuminating three nights of ‘A Kurt Bestor Christmas’ in nearby Salt Lake City. Michael Frantz, lighting department supervisor of the American Fork, UT company, said their third time to light the Christian singer’s holiday show was “the best ever.”

Meyer Sound Extends the Flexibility of IntelligentDC Systems with New MPS-482HP Power Supply

07/02/2019 - Equipment News

The new MPS-482HP two-channel power supply extends the flexibility and cost-effectiveness of IntelligentDC, an exclusive Meyer Sound technology that enables remote DC powering of self-powered loudspeaker systems. The MPS-482HP may be used in place of the existing MPS-488HP unit when fewer than eight loudspeakers are needed in the system, or it can supplement the MPS-488HP for larger systems when the total count falls between multiples of eight. In addition, the compact dimensions and passive cooling allow flexible placement of the power supply in locations close to the loudspeakers.

David Howard Powers Many Facets of Myrkur with ChamSys

07/02/2019 - Production News

Europe – Like a physicist who turns a mind-boggling array of equations into a single, elegant theory, Danish sensation Myrkur captivates audiences by weaving wildly different musical influences into a single performance experience that is as beautiful in its simplicity as it is unsettling in its complexity. On her 2018 northern European tour, which ended 22 December, the gifted multi-instrumentalist dramatised the breadth of her musical vision by dividing her show into two distinct parts: the first devoted to traditional folk music, the second to black metal.

Hawthorn Announces Sigificant Investment in 4k Video Equipment

07/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Technical production company, Hawthorn has announced a significant investment in its video department, having invested over £1m in new equipment over the last year. The latest kit additions focus on bolstering the company’s 4K offering and sees significant investment in infrastructure from Lightware and Barco.

Moto Cirque freestyles with W-DMX

07/02/2019 - Production News

UK – The all-new Moto Cirque show, a creation of pioneering show originators Arena Sports Live, debuted last November at the NEC Birmingham, surrounded by 2,000 motorcycle spectators who got a first-hand view of a high-tech, intensely choreographed street bike stunts, BMX, trial, freestyle motocross, mixed with a light show, lasers and overall theatrical performances.

Meyer Sound Updates UPQ Line with New Amplifier, New Processing and Third Coverage Option

06/02/2019 - Equipment News

Drawing on technologies developed for the Leo Family line array systems, Meyer Sound has updated its popular and proven UPQ point source loudspeakers with a new class D amplifier, new on-board signal processing for optimized frequency and phase response, and a 13 pound overall weight reduction. The current UPQ-1P (80° x 50°) and UPQ-2P (50° x 50°) have been re-designated as, respectively, UPQ-D1 and UPQ-D2. A third variant, the UPQ-D3, offers a new 80° x 80° coverage option. All three variants retain the same exterior cabinet dimensions and rigging points as current UPQ models, allowing use of the same mounting and rigging accessories.

Theatres Trust awards 100th grant to Greater Manchester theatres consortium to improve access for the local D/deaf community

06/02/2019 - Business News

UK – Seven projects have been awarded a total of more than £100,000 by the Theatres Trust Theatre Improvement Scheme, in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation, for projects focusing on improving the accessibility of theatres.

Jeff Ravitz Goes Beyond the Tour for Styx with Chauvet Professional

06/02/2019 - Production News

USA – When designing for Styx last summer, Jeff Ravitz wasn’t just thinking of creating a high-impact light show for the multi-platinum band on their co-headline tour with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, he was also looking ahead to the future. Wanting to give his client a distinctive look that they could carry with them to one-offs and local tours when their 27-city amphitheatre tour ended, Ravitz and his team created a striking set piece that continues to wow audiences today, long after the autumnal equinox has passed.

GLP Launches Track-Mount Version of impression FR1

06/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – GLP made a positive start to the exhibition year at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam, occupying booth #7E-226 at the RAI.

Martin Audio Announces New SXC118 Cardioid Subwoofer as Part of Subwoofer Overhaul

06/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – At this year’s ISE trade show in Amsterdam, Martin Audio announced the launch of a cardioid subwoofer, SXC118, as part of an overhaul of its subwoofer strategy.

11th Hour – Enjoying the Ice Age

06/02/2019 - Production News

UK – Cardiff-based events specialist, 11th Hour, recently wrapped up another memorable festive ice rink programme. Having repeated the success of its installations in Cardiff City centre, Celtic Manor Resort and Bargoed, this season the company supplied new rinks in Swansea, Caerphilly Castle and Aberystwyth, all of which enjoyed fantastic responses from the public. This growing area of business has seen 11th Hour take on new premises close to its Cardiff Bay HQ, as business development manager Jason Venables explains: “There’s no doubt that the notable growth in this area of the business is a reflection of the economic impact an ice rink can have during the festive season. People love to skate and the provision of the high quality, temporary facilities we provide draws significant footfall, benefiting local trade in the vicinity of the rinks. We’ve taken on additional storage premises to cater for our growing inventory of ice rink equipment; it’s very much a seasonal thing, so it made sense to streamline this part of our business in order to reduce stress on our very busy year-round warehouse operations. It’s enabled our new warehouse manager and his team to re-align our HQ to further increase our overall efficiency.”

Convincing diversity at the Lang booth at ISE 2019

06/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – As a strong partner Lang AG has dedicated itself to provide the most innovative and thoroughly tested solutions and products for the rental, staging and fixed installations market. This has long since surpassed the mere rental and sale of products of well-known manufacturers. By creating special-purpose solutions and serial products through the Lang brand Solutions4AV the company keeps finding additional value for the market and sets new standards. Solutions4AV stands for “custom-made solutions” for any kind of media-installation in the pro AV market and all “made in Germany”.

Laserworld becomes distribution partner for LaserAnimation Sollinger PHAENON accurate laser systems

06/02/2019 - Business News

Germany - Laserworld announces start of the distribution of LaserAnimation Sollinger PHAENON accurate laser systems. The PHAENON accurate systems target top professional users and laser applications that require absolute precision in beam quality as well as in scanning performance. The accurate devices have a carbon fibre housing and a shoebox-sized footprint of only 33.1 x 15.4 x1 0.5cm. This makes the units extremely compact and lightweight: two devices fit into the cabin luggage on a plane.

Yamaha Launches New Products and Updates at ISE 2019

06/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Yamaha’s commitment to constant improvement sees a number of new products and firmware updates being launched at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam. These include new loudspeakers, 10G L2 switches and significant firmware upgrades.

New Range of TASCAM AV Solutions for ISE 2019

05/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – At ISE 2019, TASCAM will be showing a brand new range of innovative AV products for system integrators and installers, aimed at education, corporate/industrial users and governmental institutions.

DiGiCo Launches New DMI options and Previews KLANG Integration at ISE 2019

05/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – DiGiCo has announced the launch of a number of innovative new products at ISE 2019. These include the expansion of the DMI-AMM (Automatic Mic Mixing) card onto DMI enabled SD-Range consoles, the A3232 DMI for S-Series and the initial steps of the planned integration of KLANG:Technologies immersive in-ear mixing into the SD-Range; all this and a little more at ISE 2019.

Colour Sound Get High in Val Thorens

05/02/2019 - Production News

France – Colour Sound Experiment supplied lighting, video, rigging, special FX plus a snow-loving crew to various entertainment venues and events associated with the Varsity Trip 2018 in Val Thorens, the highest ski resort in the French Alps at 2300 metres in the beautiful Tarentaise Valley, Savoie.

Ayrton Ghibli performs to perfection in Spain’s most popular musicals

05/02/2019 - Production News

Spain – Madrid is currently hosting some of the greatest and most famous musical shows from Broadway, in which Ayrton Ghibli spot fixtures are delivering masses of quality light and colour whilst ensuring superb energy efficiency.

Meyer Sound Previews an Entirely New Point Source Loudspeaker Design at ISE

05/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – At ISE 2019 in Amsterdam, Meyer Sound is previewing the most innovative redesign of its point source loudspeakers since the introduction of self-powered systems more than two decades ago. Designated Ultra-X40, the new loudspeaker series features a concentric driver configuration, new amplifier and processor technologies drawn from the Leo family of line array loudspeakers, a rotatable horn, an extraordinary power-to-size/weight ratio, and a wide selection of versatile rigging options.

High End Systems Introduces SolaFrame 1000

05/02/2019 - Equipment News

Automated lighting manufacturer High End Systems introduces SolaFrame 1000, the new go-to workhorse automated framing fixture for lighting designers. SolaFrame 1000 offers 20,000 field lumen output, full framing shutters, rotating and fixed gobo wheels, a new CMY and CTO colour mixing system, 12°-40° zoom, replaceable colour wheels and continuously variable animation effects.

ESTA's 2019 Plugfest Dates Announced

05/02/2019 - Event News

USA – The ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest, the event where manufacturers and developers test their lighting products for network interoperability, is scheduled to take place from 19 to 21 July, 2019 at the D/FW Marriott Solana in Westlake, Texas. This is the 17th version of this informal testing laboratory, and it is offered free of charge to both ESTA and non-ESTA members.

Paul and Pute Convey Message at Canary Wharf with Chauvet Professional

05/02/2019 - Production News

UK – It was difficult for passers-by at Canary Wharf Winter Lights to take their eyes off Time and Tide. Created by the design partnership of Paul and Pute, the intricately shaped four-metre tall structure commanded instant attention with its seemingly endless patterns of ellipses and open curves formed by the intricate overlaying of steel and string.

White Light Will Leave to Remain at Lyric Hammersmith

05/02/2019 - Production News

UK – White Light has supplied the lighting equipment for Leave to Remain at the Lyric Hammersmith, which features a lighting design by Anna Watson.

LANG AG invests in AV Stumpfl PIXERA

05/02/2019 - Production News

Austria – Back in 2016 the Lindlar based company decided to go with the Austrian manufacturer AV Stumpfl due to its competency in the premium media server segment and thus invested in the Wing Engine RAW 8k Media server. Now, with its first order of PIXERA, the next generation media server software, the partnership has grown in strength.

Elation Rings in New Year with Spectacular Seattle Space Needle Show

05/02/2019 - Production News

USA – The iconic Space Needle in Seattle rang in the New Year with its biggest fireworks extravaganza to date, accompanied by a spectacular light show featuring Elation and Acclaim lighting effects. The integration of lighting effects into the fireworks, along with a musically-choreographed stand-alone light show prior to the fireworks, was a new element to the New Year’s Eve event and one that proved extremely popular.

School In Sweden Installs Audient ASP4816

04/02/2019 - Project News

Sweden – Uppsala Estetiska Gymnasium took delivery of an ASP4816 desk towards the end of last year, which now forms the centrepiece of a brand new studio at the school. Catering to 16 to 19-year-old students, the upper school has recently moved to a new location, giving rise to the opportunity to build a brand new studio at the same time.

EAW Lands Legendary Audio Engineer John Mills

04/02/2019 - People News

USA – Eastern Acoustic Works has announced that John Mills has joined the company as a senior applications engineer. A 25-year industry veteran, Mills most recently served as vice president of Nashville's Morris Light & Sound, where he worked for the past eight years.

Basso Club stands out from the crowd with Genelec

04/02/2019 - Project News

Finland – Oulu enjoys the distinction of being the most populous city in northern Finland with over 200,000 residents; in fact, there are no larger cities in the world (with the exception of Murmansk in Russia) that are more northerly. The city recently saw the opening of Basso Club, a brand new 430-capacity nightclub that hosted its official opening night in December, and already is set to stand out from the crowd, not least thanks to its choice of sound system, which features a range of Genelec active loudspeakers including the new S360 and 7382 high-SPL models.

TMELED Invests in Robe

04/02/2019 - Production News

USA – TMELED is the equipment rental division of creative event and production specialists Time Matters Entertainment (TME) based in Plano, north Texas and headed by Randy Cline.

ISE 2019 Set to Showcase Raft ff New Outline Products

04/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands - eading European loudspeaker designer and manufacturer Outline announces the official launch of no less than four entirely new designs at ISE, taking place in Amsterdam on 5th-8th February.

Christie takes its customers into the future with Christie MicroTiles LED

04/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Nearly a decade after the game-changing launch of Christie MicroTiles and myriad installations around the world, Christie now takes a bold step into the future with Christie MicroTiles LED. The smaller, brighter, more powerful, and more flexible Christie MicroTiles LED makes its global debut at ISE 2019 this week in Amsterdam.

Colour Sound Back on for You Me at Six Tour

04/02/2019 - Production News

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

Codex Events joins the SIXTY82 family

04/02/2019 - Business News

The Netherlands – With a continued focus on providing customers with superior service and high-quality products, SIXTY82, ‘The New Original’ manufacturer of next-generation trussing and staging systems, has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Codex Events.

Washington’s Ravens Night Masquerade Ball Moves in Step with Chauvet Professional

04/02/2019 - Production News

USA – On most nights, the Birchmere welcomes musicians to its stage, some legendary like Ray Charles and B.B. King, others up-and-coming newcomers. But once a year since 2009, the iconic live music venue turns its attention to dance, when it hosts the annual Ravens Night theatrical belly dance revue. For house LD David Beebe, who normally busks for musical performances, the chance to light dance represented a welcome opportunity to step outside his comfort zone. He met that challenge this year with help from his six Chauvet Professional Maverick MK1 Spot fixtures, supplied by JR Lighting.

ISE 2019: Adamson Introduces CS-Series of Intelligent, Milan-Ready Loudspeakers and New IS-Series Offerings

04/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Adamson Systems Engineering will introduce its brand new CS7p point source enclosure – the first entry in a new generation of loudspeaker technology – to the European market at Integrated Systems Europe 2019 (Booth 7-C235). Beginning with the CS7p, the new CS-Series will be the world’s first family of mobile loudspeakers to feature onboard Class-D amplification, DSP, and Milan-ready (AVB) network endpoints.

Avolites Sapphire Touch is the First Choice for First Baptist Church and S&L

04/02/2019 - Project News

USA – If someone were to ask what the most challenging environment for a lighting console was, one might be tempted to answer with Broadway shows, broadcast events, or one of those huge pop tours with dozens of dancers, just as many lighting fixtures, and absolutely massive stage backdrops bursting with lasers and motorised video displays.

A new member of the LITEC Roof System family

04/02/2019 - Equipment News

The QL52 double pitch roof from LITEC is an evolution of their popular QL40A single pitch roof and is the right choice for your medium-sized outdoor events. Thanks to its double pitch construction, and use of QL52A load-bearing truss with fork connections, it looks great and provides stability you can count on, even when encountering winds that increase loading requirements.

The Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience Continues Momentum

04/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Following winning the award for "Best of Show Demo" at CEDIA 2018, Alcons Audio continues its momentum at ISE with presentations, new product launches and as official ISE technology partner.

NAMM 2019, alive with the sound of KSL

04/02/2019 - Event News

USA – A sunlit NAMM 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center, California, was alive with the sound of SL-Series. The d&b audiotechnik demo room and booth was bustling with people ready to hear more about the newest member of the SL-Series, the KSL System.

Allen & Heath Debuts Range of Dante Installation I/O and Cards

04/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – Allen & Heath (ISE booth # 7-K200) unveils a host of new Dante enabled products at the ISE Show, including unique portable and wall-mount I/O solutions for installation, and two new Dante option cards. All of Allen & Heath’s latest Dante releases are AES67 compatible and Dante Domain Manager ready.

Paladin Lights Vertical Dance for Museo del Novecento Opening in Venice

01/02/2019 - Production News

Italy – For the 1st December inauguration of Museo del Novecento, a remarkable modern history museum in Venice, Italy, Marco Mazzon Sound & Lights turned to their inventory of Elation Paladin hybrid LED luminaires to light an extraordinary vertical dance show by Compagnia Il Posto that took place across the dazzling ceramic-tiled façade of the building.

Robert Juliat Lancelot parties with Ivete Sangalo in Sao Paulo

01/02/2019 - Production News

Brazil – Brazilian superstar, Ivete Sangalo, entertained a massive crowd of 55,000 at the Allianz Park in one of the world’s largest cities, Sao Paulo on 8 December 2018. The show was filmed for her latest DVD release, Ivete Sangalo Live Experience, and lit by co-lighting designers and programmers, Paulinho Lebrão and Guillermo Herrero, who chose four Robert Juliat Lancelot 4000W HTI followspots to highlight the singer across the massive stadium.

Slovenia’s Got Robe Talent

01/02/2019 - Production News

Slovenia – Slovenia is a small country with a population of two-million and replete with lots of entertainment-orientated talent including in lighting design, as LD Ziga Kranjne proved when he lit the seventh edition of Slovenia’s Got Talent.

L-Acoustics Introduces New Crestron Control Module for L-Acoustics Amplified Controllers and P1 AVB Processor

01/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – ISE booth 7-X230, Hall 7 / Demo room E103, L-Acoustics announces the introduction of a module that offers seamless integration between its industry-leading LA8, LA4X and LA12X amplified controllers as well as the P1 AVB processor and Crestron control systems for commercial and residential applications. This redesigned and vastly improved module enables users to manage and monitor L-Acoustics amplified controllers from Crestron Control Surfaces via any Crestron 3-Series processor in a variety of AV environments such as convention centres, corporate and educational facilities, hospitality venues, and high-end retail or residential installations, where systems interoperability, reliability, ease of implementation, and convenience are paramount.

L-Acoustics Training Now AVIXA CTS-Certified

01/02/2019 - Event News

L-Acoustics Training Now AVIXA CTS-Certified

L-Acoustics Unveils Ultra-compact X4i Coaxial Enclosure

01/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – ISE booth 7-X230, Hall 7 / Demo room E103- For the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) trade show, L-Acoustics announces the launch of X4i, a powerful yet superbly unobtrusive and highly weatherised coaxial loudspeaker for installation applications. In a convenient enclosure weighing less than a kilo, X4i, the smallest loudspeaker the company has ever manufactured, measures only 3.9 inches/99 mm deep, yet still offers the L-Acoustics world-class sonic signature.

Présence Calls on Chauvet Professional to Help Launch BMW MINI Dealership in Style

01/02/2019 - Production News

Belgium – Traditionally, the opening of a car showroom involves a few signs, along with some balloons and inflatables. When the new BMW MINI Dejonckheere opened its doors, however, it called on Belgian design firm Présence to help it treat customers to an altogether different, more exciting and more contemporary experience that included an EDM after party.

Table mapping using Christie laser projection revitalising events in Madrid

01/02/2019 - Production News

Spain – The BMotion AV services company is using Christie laser projectors to breathe life into WeMapping, a new audiovisual experience that is reinvigorating the events sector in Madrid in a seamless combination of technology and gastronomy.

Peavey Commercial Audio develops Digitool driver for Neets TanGo AV control system

01/02/2019 - Equipment News

Peavey Commercial Audio has partnered with Neets to announce the availability of a TanGo driver for PCA’s Digitool family of digital audio processing units for loudspeaker management, matrix mixing, room combining and more. The driver is currently available for the Digitool MX16 and Digitool Live devices, both of which are 8x8-channel units.

Four new UDX projectors offer more lumens in compact format for live events

01/02/2019 - Equipment News

As an innovative technology company, Barco is constantly searching for solutions to bring new capabilities to the event industry. Two years ago the company released both the extreme XDL and the revolutionary UDX-series. The UDX-32K was the world’s most compact high-brightness laser projector. Until now, because the company is further expanding this exceptional platform with a 40,000-lumen version. Same format, more lumens.

Psy’s stadium tour hits ‘Gangnam Style’ with d&b GSL

01/02/2019 - Production News

South Korean – South Korean superstar Psy, internationally famous for his 2012 mega-hit ‘Gangnam Style’, embarked on a multi-stadium tour of his home country over the summer. Amid record high temperatures, super-sized venues and a pumping EDM playlist, the team needed a hardy and technologically advanced solution. They turned to the d&b GSL System, along with ArrayProcessing, to cope with climate changes, climactic K-pop dynamics and challenging acoustics.

Claypaky Mythos 2 Light Up London’s Official New Year Fireworks

01/02/2019 - Production News

UK – The world was watching London on New Year’s Eve as the city’s biggest firework display welcomed in the New Year. Renowned lighting designer Durham Marenghi used 36 Claypaky Mythos 2 to provide energetic aerial effects, light the audience and to cut through the bright display.

Christie helps customers imagine the extraordinary, as it delivers the human touch at ISE

01/02/2019 - Event News

The Netherlands – For 90 years the continuing success of Christie has been its strong relationships with customers and partners across the globe. Building on its expertise as the quintessential visual display and image processing leader, Christie continues to deliver end-to-end solutions for unforgettable visual experiences coupled with industry leading service and support.

Luminex at the Centre of Immersive Sound Designs on Leading Musical Theatre Shows

01/02/2019 - Production News

Europe – World class sound designer, Gareth Owen has selected Luminex GigaCore 12 switches to provide ultra-reliable networked audio for his ground-breaking immersive sound designs on all-new productions of international hit musicals, Starlight Express, Bat Out of Hell, and Come From Away.

Helsingborg boasts first DiGiCo SD5 Swedish theatre installation

01/02/2019 - Project News

Sweden – Helsingborg City Theatre, in the south of Sweden, was originally constructed in 1921. It was demolished in 1976 and the current theatre was opened. It is one of the best-known city theatres in the country; notably, it was managed by Ingmar Bergman in the mid 1940s and hosts both home-grown and touring theatre companies from across Europe. With a mixing system that was becoming outdated, the theatre decided to invest in a DiGiCo SD5, the first to be installed in a Swedish theatre, ensuring it would be at the cutting edge of mixing technology both now and into the foreseeable future.

Alcons Broadens Pro-Ribbon Horizons

01/02/2019 - Equipment News

The CRMSC-SRHV/120 reference surround is a two-way passive-filtered full range loudspeaker, designed to meet all requirements of current and future high-resolution surround sound formats.