News Archive for April 2019

Elation Upgrade for Poppodium Nieuwe Nor, The Netherlands

30/04/2019 - Project News

The Netherlands – If one finds oneself in the south-east corner of The Netherlands and has a hankering for live music, Poppodium Nieuwe Nor with its new Elation lighting system is an excellent spot to satisfy live music cravings. The 400-capacity venue in the city of Heerlen not only hosts a diverse programme of music from pop and hip-hop to metal, blues and everything in between, it also holds regular club nights with DJs and serves as a great location for corporate presentations and other events.

MegaPointes Vibing Out with FKJ

30/04/2019 - Production News

USA - Five Robe MegaPointes were used to great dramatic effect on the most recent US tour by cool multi-instrumentalist French Kiwi Juice (FKJ).

Clair Global Invest in Solid State Logic Live

30/04/2019 - Production News

USA – Leading tour provider, Clair Global, has invested in two of SSL's newly-launched Live L550 consoles, keeping its inventory state-of-the art as they head into another busy touring season.

Morris Integration and Chauvet Professional Create Versatile Space for FishHawk Fellowship Church

30/04/2019 - Project News

USA – FishHawk Fellowship Church has seen a steady influx of new members over the last 15 years, growing from an average of 158 weekly attendees to 2,000-plus. At the heart of this dynamic church’s expansion has been its unfailing efforts to touch the lives of worshippers in a multitude of ways, and not just on Sundays.

Altman Lighting Accentuates the Sound with Light at the Musical Instrument Museum

30/04/2019 - Project News

USA – “We have had the opportunity to work with the MIM on a few previous projects and this time we were brought on board to complete an LED lighting and dimming retrofit for their 300-seat Music Theater,” began Ken Gardner, Clearwing Systems. “What drove their decision to complete the renovation was the better efficiency of LED lighting, plus the ability to quickly change colour in the lighting rig. Needing to constantly change gel in their old lighting fixtures was beginning to get costly and was limiting them creatively. Now with the PHX 150W LED luminaires, they can quickly change the entire scene with just the touch of a button, and they are very pleased.”

Ayrton’s new Diablo LED Profile – Smaller is Remarkably Better

30/04/2019 - Equipment News

Launched at Prolight+Sound 2019, Ayrton’s innovative, ultra-compact Diablo profile is the smallest, lightest and most efficient LED luminaire of its type. Weighing just over 20kg, Diablo delivers a record output of 19,000 lumens from its 300W source, and matches the ultra-compact Mistral in dimensions. Diablo is both versatile and feature-rich and is the latest to join Khamsin and Ghibli in Ayrton’s stunning new profile luminaire range.

ESD Cube from KV2 Audio makes UK debut at PLASA Focus, Leeds

30/04/2019 - Event News

UK – Fresh from its international launch at the recent PL+S 2019 in Frankfurt, KV2 Audio is unveilling the most compact loudspeaker yet in the KV2 Audio range at PLASA Focus, Leeds. The ESD Cube ultra-compact passive 5-inch loudspeaker utilises a unique trans-coil design for superior vocal reproduction, extended high frequency response, increased dynamic range and the lowest distortion of any comparable loudspeaker in its class. The Cube will be demonstrated alongside other KV2 products in KV2’s exclusive demo room at the show; indeed, KV2 is the only manufacturer to have such a facility at PLASA Focus.

Festival Drayton Centre Upgrades to Wavefront Precision Mini

30/04/2019 - Project News

UK - A Martin Audio WPM loudspeaker system has taken pride of place in the local community-owned and operated Festival Drayton Centre in Market Drayton. The installation was carried out by long-standing specialists, B.S.B. (Sound) Ltd, which was set up 50 years ago by Elwyn Bickley and two partners. Today, one of the largest outdoor PA contractors of its type in the UK, the company also undertakes pro audio installations.

Shure Helps Music Venue Survive After Devastating Incident

30/04/2019 - Business News

UK – Shure, a leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics has helped Halifax music venue, The Lantern, stay on the live music scene after a devastating incident last year.

Martin MAC Allure Profile now shipping in the UK

30/04/2019 - Equipment News

UK - Sound Technology Ltd, distributor of Martin by Harman in the UK, has announced the new Martin MAC Allure Profile is now in stock and shipping in the UK.

Attero Tech Appoints Audiologic

29/04/2019 - Business News

UK – Leading provider of professional audio-visual equipment, Audiologic, has announced that it has been appointed as a UK distributor for USA-based AV connectivity specialists Attero Tech of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Founded in 2005 by a group of engineers, Attero Tech has grown into a leading global provider of innovative, cost-effective audio networking I/O endpoints and AV connectivity solutions, including networked AV wall plates, small form factor network AV interfaces, Bluetooth for Pro-AV, IP paging and audio monitoring products.

DiGiCo Treats Nicki Minaj Like a Queen on Her Nicki WRLD Tour

29/04/2019 - Production News

Europe – Although North American audiences were justifiably disappointed when Nicki Minaj cancelled her fall 2018 NickiHndrxx tour with Future after deciding to "re-evaluate elements of production” and devote more time to rehearsals before hitting the road, her overseas fans recently got the chance to reap the benefits of a fantastically solid show. Teaming up with Juice WRLD on the aptly named Nicki WRLD tour in support of Queen, her fourth and most recent album, the latest trek stopped at 22 arenas throughout Europe and the UK from 21 February to 28 March.

LD Systems Gives RodeoHouston Fans a Thrilling Ride with L-Acoustics

29/04/2019 - Production News

UK – Drawing more than 2.5 million visitors to Houston’s NRG Stadium over its three-week run, this year’s RodeoHouston was a record-breaking success on multiple counts. Featuring daily double-bills of spirited rodeo action and major concert events hosted by the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR), attendance records for the event were topped no less than three times in 2019: on 1 March, when Cardi B performed for an audience of 75,580 fans, again on 10 March, when Los Tigres del Norte slightly overtook the lead with a crowd of 75,586 and finally on 17 March, when George Strait, the “King of Country,” packed in an all-time NRG Stadium record attendance of 80,108 for his 30th Rodeo performance.

Eramita to Distribute Renkus-Heinz in Greece

29/04/2019 - Business News

Greece – Renkus-Heinz, maker of premium professional loudspeaker systems for live sound and install applications, has announced that as of 1 March, its products are being distributed in Greece by Eramita. Eramita has been the exclusive Renkus-Heinz distributor in Turkey for several years with great success. The firm decided last November to expand its operations into Greece.

Slovenian National TV Invests in Robe BMFL Followspots

29/04/2019 - Production News

Slovenija – Slovenian National Television (Radiotelevizija Slovenija – RTV) has invested in two Robe BMFL Blades complete with side-mounting LightMaster kits which enable the units to be used as manually operated followspots in its studios and for OB productions.

Clair Brothers Adds Central California’s Freestyle Event Services to its Growing Team of Top Production Partners

29/04/2019 - Business News

USA – Freestyle Event Services (FES) is central California’s largest full-service event production and AV rental company. Their rapid upward trajectory continues with the recent decision to join the global network of companies that provide Clair Brothers industry-leading loudspeaker systems.

Jacob Warren and Chauvet Professional Reflect Passion of Easter at First Pentecostal Church

29/04/2019 - Production News

USA – When he took on the project of lighting the Easter Passion Play at his local Pentecostal Church, Jacob Warren knew there would be one key element essential to conveying the spiritual and emotional impact of the production: colour.

Ben Howard moves into immersive sound with L-ISA

29/04/2019 - Production News

USA – For the US leg of Ben Howard’s transatlantic tour, L-Acoustics was the number one choice for the Only Lovestar, with Sound on Stage providing a left-right K2 system on all dates. Howard’s audio consultant and front of house engineer, Andy Magee notes that the K2 system was chosen for its: “Rock solid predictability.”

Showtec Sunstrip LED

29/04/2019 - Equipment News

The Showtec Sunstrip LED is the successor of the already popular Sunstrip Active. The Sunstrip LED has five DMX modes: 1, 2, 3, 10 and 20 channel. Next to DMX it can be controlled in manual, auto or master / slave mode. The DMX 3- and 5-pole and Powercon in/output make the Sunstrip LED easy to daisy-chain in every set-up. Through the tungsten mode the Sunstrip LED works like conventional bulbs, while there is still an option to operate them in warm white, cool white or a combination of both. The Sunstrip LED is equipped with two wall/floor brackets in order to put the Sunstrip in any desired position.
You can find Highlite International at PLASA Focus, Leeds (stands N-E07 & N-E08) and ABTT Theatre Show London (stand H2)

Adlib boosts MAC Viper Performance inventory to meet LD demand

29/04/2019 - Production News

UK - Adlib has increased its inventory of Martin MAC Vipers, adding a further 14 MAC Viper Performance fixtures. “These fixtures continue to be a great complement to the 200+ Vipers we already have in stock,” states Dave Platt, head of operations lighting and video. “The increase is purely down to demand, to meet LD requests for Hozier, The Specials, Kaiser Chiefs and Hall & Oates shows.”

Adamson IS-Series Shines for IFGF Semarang in Indonesia

29/04/2019 - Project News

Indonesia – Widely known for its lively, contemporary services, IFGF Semarang recently built a new main campus in Semarang, Central Java, to serve its dynamic weekly congregation of over 650 worshippers better. As a result of a rigorous audition process, the main auditorium boasts a brand-new audio system built around the install-focused IS-Series from Adamson Systems Engineering, which was selected to enhance the church’s musically-rich services and maximise community engagement.

First UK outing for new SD7 engine as Entec takes Quantum 7 to Teenage Cancer Trust

29/04/2019 - Production News

UK – Only a few weeks before the Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT) shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Entec Sound and Light took delivery of what is arguably the most powerful mixing console on the market today – DiGiCo’s SD7 Quantum 7 – and became the first UK rental company to deploy this audio powerhouse on a major show. Was it a risky move to take a console the company had not had a chance to fully test onto a high-profile, week-long run of shows it has supported since the turn of the century? Not at all, according to Entec’s head of sound, Jonny Clark.

Over 500 Elation DARTZ on Paul McCartney “Freshen Up” Tour

26/04/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Beatles legend Paul McCartney released his latest album, Egypt Statio, in last September and then promptly launched his “Freshen Up” world tour to support the album. Paul McCartney lighting designer LeRoy Bennett, who has been with the star for over 17 years, dresses the nearly 40-song playlist in complementary visuals using a lighting, video and effects package that includes over 500 Elation Professional DARTZ 360 luminaires. Lighting supply is by Upstaging.

Video Design and UB40

26/04/2019 - Production News

UK – Creative vision can often be frustrated by the limitations of technology, yet ever so quietly, UB40 with some help from Grant Hickey, Oli Metcalfe, Video Design and the latest Notch effects software are revealing to their UK audiences that at least one technological barrier has been crossed. “Astro and Ali said to Grant, their production designer, that they wanted to ‘step it up a bit’ as far as this year’s tour was concerned; they wanted something that set it apart from other recent outings.”

Penn UltraFlite Panels make it Rock

26/04/2019 - Equipment News

Penn Elcom has launched UltraFlite, a revolutionary new 100% recyclable flightcase panel material which is a game-changer in the world of flightcase manufacture.

TMB Appoints Audio Acustica as Distribution Partner for Mexico

26/04/2019 - Business News

Mexico – 2019 is a year of celebration for Audio Acustica of Mexico. On this, their 40th anniversary, the preferred provider of professional A/V and lighting has announced they are now the TMB regional distribution partner for Mexico.

Sound & Light UK Ensures Glowing Looks for St. John the Evangelist Church with Chauvet Professional

26/04/2019 - Production News

UK – The George Inn does much more than serve up delicious pies and drinks. As a “local landmark,” the traditional family-run pub also takes a proactive role in supporting its community, hosting many charity events and holding off-site fundraisers. This commitment was very much in evidence in March, when it sponsored Film Night at the historic St. John the Evangelist Church to raise money for the Denby Church Community Project.

Five New Faces Join the Maestra London Team

26/04/2019 - People News

UK – London and Dubai-based event design and technical production company, Maestra Group, has added several new members of staff to the London team filling new positions created due to extremely strong business in 2018.

Seasoned industry veteran joins Prolyte Group’s North American Team

26/04/2019 - People News

USA – Prolyte Group continues expansion in the North American market with the announcement of Keith Bohn as general sales manager North America.

Green Hippo partners with its German distributor at global technology show

26/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Frankfurt again hosted one of the world’s leading technology shows and Green Hippo seized the opportunity to team with cast, its German distributor, to showcase the new features of Hippotizer Version 4.5, the latest version of its software.

SFL installs game-changing audio system at Royal Albert Hall

26/04/2019 - Project News

UK – The 2019 Olivier Awards marked the official launch of a brand-new audio system at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Completed at the end of last year, installing this game-changing system at the world’s busiest venue in its busiest year, and doing it with no interruption to its schedule, was no small task. But it was one that audiovisual production supplier SFL met with its ubiquitous combination of professionalism, flexibility and enthusiasm.

Martin by Harman PR: Martin ERA 300 Profile shipping in the UK

26/04/2019 - Equipment News

UK - Sound Technology Ltd, distributor of Martin by Harman in the UK, has announced the new Martin ERA 300 Profile, a modern LED replacement for the much-loved MAC 250 Entour, is now in stock and shipping in the UK.

Elaine Frost Joins Flashlight

26/04/2019 - People News

Film, TV and theatre lighting supplier Flashlight has announced the appointment of Elaine Frost, who joins the company's UK sales department as a business development manager. Elaine will provide field-based sales and support for the company's expanding range of leading lighting brands.

Yamaha’s New Audioversity Webinar Series Offers Fresh, More Interactive Approach for Audio Professionals

26/04/2019 - Standards News

Worldwide – Mid-May sees the start of a brand new series of webinars from Yamaha, aimed at professional audio engineers, systems integrators and venue technicians. Taking a fresh and engaging new approach, each webinar will run twice to ensure that as many participants as possible from across Europe, the Americas, Russia, Africa and the Middle East can take part.

Brompton Technology Creates a Spectacle on the Eminem Rapture Tour

25/04/2019 - Production News

Australia & New Zealand – Hot on the heels of his tenth studio album, Kamikaze, and the extended reissue of The Slim Shady LP, Eminem has broken attendance records around the Southern Hemisphere with his second Rapture tour of Australia and New Zealand. The five Rapture 2019 stadium shows, which featured guest appearances from Hilltop Hoods, Royce da 5'9", Boogie, and more, included an incredible 81,000-strong audience at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 24th February, and were acclaimed “a full-blown spectacle" by the New Zealand Herald.

Green-GO spans the globe for Audio Alliance

25/04/2019 - Production News

UK – The award-winning Green-GO digital intercom system was recently employed to manage multiple locations simultaneously for a corporate event spanning ten sites across the globe.
Manchester-based sound specialist Audio Alliance, working for Media 1 Productions, required dependable, quality communications to seamlessly connect venues in Japan, India, China, Poland, Sweden, Canada, the USA and the UK.

Supporting the Blackout Project

25/04/2019 - Production News

UK – Robe is very proud to be the main sponsor of “Blackout”, a direct, uncompromising and fully visceral immersive visual and sonic installation created by Guildford School of Acting (GSA) lighting tutor Mig Burgess, to raise awareness of mental illness.

Meyer Sound Technologies Elevate Creative Potential at Seattle Symphony’s Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center

25/04/2019 - Project News

USA – The Seattle Symphony has expanded creative possibilities for musical performance and composition throughout the community with the opening of Octave 9: Raisbeck Music Center, an intimate venue inside the orchestra’s home at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. Equipped with Meyer Sound’s Constellation active acoustics and Spacemap spatial sound, Octave 9 affords virtually limitless potential for exploring new ways to create, present and experience music from all genres and eras, from string quartets and vocal ensembles to contemporary electronic, in a richly immersive environment.

No looking back for George Ezra’s DiGiCo package

25/04/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – BRIT Award winner and chart-topping singer-songwriter George Ezra has been back on the road in support of his second studio album Staying at Tamara’s. To handle the mix at both FOH and monitor positions, monitor engineer Ollie Weeks’ company, Stylus Productions, supplied a DiGiCo control package comprising an SD12 at FOH and an SD10 for monitors.

New Showtec Edison DMX Dimmers and LED Filament Bulbs

25/04/2019 - Equipment News

Almost 140 years ago Edison invented the light bulb, giving the entire world the gift of light. And now Showtec presents a classy way to dim it. Introducing the Showtec Edison Dot E1, Edison Star E6 and Edison Bar E6, three stylish retro-like fixtures equipped with E27 sockets.

Chauvet Professional Delivers Explosive Looks for 14th Intel Extreme Masters

25/04/2019 - Production News

Poland – Once a year, gamers from around the globe descend upon the Polish city Katowice for the world’s largest gaming event: the Intel Extreme Masters. This year’s event, the 14th in the series, saw 24 of the world's best gaming teams compete to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in front of a live audience for the $1 million USD prize.

Yamaha Commercial Audio Appoints Stage Electrics as Premium Partner

25/04/2019 - Business News

UK – Yamaha has appointed leading UK sound and lighting installer / reseller Stage Electrics as a premium partner, adding the flagship RIVAGE PM digital mixing systems to the company’s product portfolio.

August Burns Red Fly High with dLive Wings

25/04/2019 - Production News

USA – Grammy-nominated American metallers, August Burns Red, have recently completed their US headline tour accompanied by an Allen & Heath dLive Wings mixing system, handling FOH and monitor duties.

Swimmers Enjoy Crystal Clear Audio Thanks to Work Pro

25/04/2019 - Project News

Croatia – City pool Pula-Pola, a new leisure complex in Croatia, has invested in a high-tech Work Pro audio system for its swimming pool area to ensure that customers can enjoy music while they swim and, more importantly, hear any public safety announcements clearly.

Street in Buenos Aires connected with W-DMX

25/04/2019 - Project News

Argentina – The streets of Buenos Aires, in Argentina, have recently taken over 20 units of Wireless DMX transceivers to connect a series of street lamps.

ZeeVee 4K for QI

25/04/2019 - Project News

UK – Located on the Norwich Research Park in East Anglia, The Quadram Institute (QI) is a new state-of-the-art food and health research and endoscopy centre. The Institute is at the forefront of a new interface between food science, gut biology and health, developing solutions to global challenges in food-related disease and human health. The QI brings together research teams from Quadram Institute Bioscience, the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), as well as a new Regional Endoscopy Centre and Clinical Research Facility.

Technological Wizardry from DPA Microphones Brings Extra Magic to the Theatre Stage

25/04/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Major theatre productions often have lives involving multiple productions in multiple countries, which provides a great opportunity for the production team to assess the equipment they are using and make changes to benefit from advances in technology. This was exactly the situation multi-award-winning sound designer Gareth Fry found himself in, opening Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Melbourne, Australia after its success in London and New York.

Elation’s Artiste Van Gogh: Superior Colour with Precise Beam Control

24/04/2019 - Equipment News

Elation Professional has expanded its award-winning Artiste line of theatrical-grade moving heads with the new Artiste Van Gogh, a state-of-the-art LED Wash luminaire that excels at accurate colour reproduction for colour projections of outstanding quality. Coupled with internal framing and whisper quiet operation, it is ideally suited for television, theatre and corporate events, but has application anywhere powerful and even wash coverage is desired. The fixture is now shipping.

EAW Appoints Jeremy Forsythe Director of Product Management

24/04/2019 - People News

USA - Eastern Acoustic Works has promoted Jeremy Forsythe to the position of director of product management.

'Gray' is the new Gold Standard

24/04/2019 - Production News

UK - Lighting designer Jonny Gaskell created an elegant fusion of understatement and a bit of mystery for the UK leg of David Gray’s Gold in a Brass Age tour, for which lighting and video production was supplied by London-based Colour Sound Experiment.

BroaMan Route66 AutoRouters’ role in Royal Albert Hall’s major sound upgrade

24/04/2019 - Project News

UK – London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall has completed the biggest improvement to sound in its auditorium since the installation of the iconic acoustic ‘mushrooms’ 50 years ago.

PR Lighting Adds Flagship 580 Beam / BWS to Aqua Series

24/04/2019 - Equipment News

PR Lighting has introduced a new flagship to its popular IP66-rated AQUA range, with the release of the PR-2597 AQUA 580 BWS (combined Beam, Wash and Spot) and PR-2569 AQUA 580 Beam. These made an astounding debut at this month’s Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt.

MLA Provides its Signature Consistency and Tonality for Legends Tour

24/04/2019 - Production News

UK – The Legends Live tour brought together some of the great names from the 70s and beyond. Presented by Tony Denton Promotions, the package was headlined by Suzi Quatro but also featured David Essex and Les McKeown’s Bay City Rollers, with Showaddywaddy making way for Smokie at the mid-point of the tour.

Louis Oliver picks Ayrton Khamsin, Bora and Mistral for Shawn Mendes: The Tour

24/04/2019 - Production News

Worldwide - Shawn Mendes: The Tour hit the road at the beginning of March on a nine-month, 105 date world tour under a lighting rig which comprises Ayrton Khamsin-S, Ayrton Bora-S and Ayrton Mistral-S fixtures as the major components.

BackStage Pass – Fred Foster

24/04/2019 - Business News

BackStage Pass offers part 2 of the Fred Foster interview with Bill Sapsis. The interview took place on 19 February, 2018 at the ETC studios in Mazomanie, WI.

Chameleon Rentals and Chauvet Professional Create Intense Mix for Green Love Festival

24/04/2019 - Production News

Serbia – Intensity creates its own universe. So wrote the French philosopher Albert Camus. Serbia may be over 1774km from Paris, but the famous existentialist’s words rang very true in early April at Novi Sad’s Green Love festival. Searing performances by powerful TECHNO stars like Fatima Hajji and Sugar Lobby, combined with a volcanic force light show by Chameleon Rental Systems, transported fans into a transcendent world of intense auditory and visual wonders that left reality in its wake.

GLP Celebrates 25 Years and New Product Successes at PL+S

24/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – GLP hosted record numbers at their show booth on the opening evening of Frankfurt’s Prolight+Sound at a party to help celebrate the company’s 25th anniversary.

SIXTY82 appoints Audiosales s.r.l. as Italian distributor

24/04/2019 - Business News

Italy – SIXTY82 has announced that it has recently appointed Audiosales s.r.l. as the new representative in Italy for its full trussing and staging product line. Audiosales will offer expert guidance on a wide range of possibilities, advising customers in Italy on the best SIXTY82 solution for their particular needs.

Can I have an L, E and D please… LED Creative proudly support team at bright new Blockbusters

24/04/2019 - Production News

UK - Specialist illumination company LED Creative has been working with the crew responsible for creating the colourful, angular look that accompanies the welcome return of classic TV quiz show, Blockbusters for Comedy Central UK.

South African State Theatre invest in DiGiCo and training

24/04/2019 - Project News

South Africa – It’s all about the training for the South African State Theatre in Pretoria. Having invested in a DiGiCo SD12 at the end of last year, technicians from the theatre received a practical training course presented by DWR Distribution’s Kyle Robson in January.

Harlequin Floors reports record global growth as demand soars for high-quality performance floors and stages

24/04/2019 - Business News

Worldwide – Harlequin Floors, the global leader in advanced technology flooring for dance, performing arts, entertainment and events, has reported record growth in 2018/19 as demand grows for high-quality performance floors and stages.

Robe Specified for Hribar Hall Event Space Installation

23/04/2019 - Project News

Slovenia – Hribar Hall is the latest newly renovated event space in Ljubljana Castle which sits majestically above the picturesque Slovenian capital. It is both a top tourist attraction, a place of unique historical significance and a busy event, meeting and conference hub with a series of stylish and tastefully renovated spaces available to host a diverse array of shows and events.

Fumasoli Provides Chauvet Professional Maverick Fixtures For Jethro Tull’s Italian Show

23/04/2019 - Production News

Italy – After 60 million album sales and a slew of platinum and gold hits, frontman Ian Anderson and Jethro Tull still have a burning desire to push musical boundaries. This fiery passion and hunger were on full display on 30 March, when the British rock pioneers took the stage at Bologna’s Teatro EuropAuditorium.

Renkus-Heinz IC Live Wows the Team at College La Cité

23/04/2019 - Project News

Canada - The main 60 acre campus of College La Cité opened in 1995, and until recently it consisted of ten pavilions. With the September 2018 opening of its new, state-of-the-art, 34,000-square-foot Excentricité technology and entrepreneurship pavilion, the innovative school has taken another leap forward. Excentricité is in the centre of the campus, and The Studio is in the centre of Excentricité. The 4,000-square-foot multi-use space enables immersive multimedia experiences, thanks to a 360-degree projection system with a 252-foot screen from Strong MDI, 12 HD Barco projectors UDX-W22, one 4K Barco UDX-4K32, a multimedia server from Immersive Design Studios "Canvas" and a surround audio system that features Renkus-Heinz ICONYX IC Live digitally steerable line arrays.

Ashley Horton Evokes Memories with Chauvet Professional for Luther UK

23/04/2019 - Production News

UK – Recreating the velvety evocative sound of the late Luther Vandross, the 100-city Luther UK tour is drawing large enthusiastic crowds throughout the UK. Versatile R&B singer Harry Cambridge takes audiences on a dreamily romantic journey as he emulates the mellifluous vocals of the eight-time Grammy winner legend who touched millions of hearts before his untimely passing in 2005.

Rat Sound Deploys Newton in the Desert

23/04/2019 - Production News

USA – Rat Sound Systems Inc., of Camarillo, California, now in its 19th year of providing premier audio sound reinforcement at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, debuted Outline’s Newton 16+8 audio processing units as their processor of choice.

Wireless Dimmers, El Wire and Touring, Oh My!

23/04/2019 - Production News

USA – When New Orleans-based Lightwire Theater premiered its groundbreaking combination of dance, EL wire and wireless dimming on America’s Got Talent, the judges had nothing but praise. Sharon Osborne said: “That was spectacular in every sense of the word.” Howie Mandel had his own brand of praise: “Three letters. W. O. W. Just wow!” And finally, the inimitable Howard Stern explained: “It’s electronic, it’s lights, it’s dance and it’s a great show.”

Show Systems Australia Updates Parkland HS Theatre’s Lighting System with Chauvet Professional Maverick Fixtures

23/04/2019 - Project News

Australia – Since its Broadway premiere on 20 October, 1954, the musical Peter Pan has captivated audiences with images of fairies, mermaids, lost boys, pirates, Captain Hook and a tick-tocking crocodile. More than 65 years after its debut, and over 10,000 miles from the Great White Way, the magic of Neverland came to life in a recent production of the J.M. Barrie classic at Parkland High School, outside Burnie, Tasmania.

ROE Visual Supports Backstage Academy with LED Technology

23/04/2019 - Standards News

UK – With the delivery of a batch of LED panels and two days of intensive training ROE Visual and Backstage Academy have kicked of their partnership, investing in the knowledge of future technicians.

ArKaos New 4K Media Servers Dance on Ice on TV in Germany

23/04/2019 - Production News

Germany – Eight of ArKaos’ new 4K Studio Servers were in action providing a 360-degree video solution for the recent fourth German edition of popular TV franchise Dancing on Ice, which was recorded at the Magic Media Company’s Coloneum venue in Ossendorf, Cologne, in a special set-up that was customised for the first series.

Fine Design Associates Rely on Color Force II for Exhibit Lighting

23/04/2019 - Event News

USA – Fine Design Associates have been designing exhibit lighting at world renowned trade shows for more than 25 years. They work closely with creative firms to create breathtaking lighting for exhibit displays. Most recently, Fine Design was responsible for lighting an industry leading brand’s booth at the CES show held in Las Vegas in January.

d&b audiotechnik reveals little wonders and special guests at Prolight + Sound 2019

23/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt was filled with innovations and exciting experiences at the d&b stand and demo room this year. Featured on the stand was the d&b SL Series – GSL and KSL Systems, the d&b Soundscape, and new little wonder, the B8-SUB/Bi8-SUB, as well as the d&b enabling technologies, proving it’s not just the big things that matter.

White Light Joins Production Services Association

23/04/2019 - Business News

UK – White Light has recently joined the Production Services Association (PSA), reaffirming the company’s commitment to the welfare of its freelancers.

Stylus Productions Invest in Allen & Heath dLive with Autograph

23/04/2019 - Production News

UK – Based in south-west London, Stylus Productions has recently purchased a complete Allen & Heath dLive FOH and monitors package from Autograph Sales & Installations, in response to the desk’s rising popularity.

Submissions Open for 2019 Knight of Illumination Awards USA

18/04/2019 - Event News

USA – Submissions are now open for the 2019 edition of the highly-respected Knight of Illumination Awards USA (KOI-USA). The ceremony and gala dinner will return to Las Vegas on Friday 22 November to celebrate the creative talents of lighting and video designers from around the world for their work across the sectors of Live for Broadcast, Theatre, and Concert Touring & Events in the United States.

Adamson and Audiosales Welcome Italy's Pianozero as Early S7 Partner

18/04/2019 - Business News

Italy – Adamson Systems Engineering formally introduced its ultra-compact S7 line array enclosures among other additions to the tour-proven S-Series to wide acclaim at Prolight + Sound 2019. Knowing that would be the case, Italian live event and production firm Pianozero joined the Adamson Network with an investment in a versatile new S7 system ahead of its public launch.

Artiste Picasso Sets the Scene on Nissan Altima Promotion

18/04/2019 - Production News

USA – Christien Methot, principal lighting designer at Design One in New York City, turned to the scenic design qualities of Elation Professional’s Artiste Picasso colour and graphics moving head for a special snow globe promotion of the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima.

Robe Gets Elected in Israel

18/04/2019 - Production News

Israel – Robe moving lights were unmistakably present during the recent Israeli general elections and specifically during broadcasts from the country’s main news station, Channel 12, which built a special pop-up studio in front of Israel’s famous Parliament building, the Knesset, which was live for a week.

Caves du Manoir upgrades with DiGiCo SD12

18/04/2019 - Project News

Switzerland – For 40 years, the Caves du Manoir in Martigny, Valais (Switzerland) have been used for cultural events of all kinds. Different crews, collaborators and teams have been part of the journey through its musical history and the unique authenticity and the inherent spirit of the venue has become an unspoken heritage.

William Succoso and Chauvet Professional Capture Mood of I’m With Her on Tour

18/04/2019 - Production News

USA – William Succoso readily admits that he has always been “a sucker for Austrian drapes.” With their fine curvy lines spread evenly across the width of their fabric, these puffy curtains provide, he believes, an ideal surface for light’s intricate patterns to work their magic on. The Long Island-based designer got to showcase the evocative qualities of his favourite backdrop recently, when he lit the popular Americana band I’m With Her on their Winter Tour, which ended in Chicago in early March.

Schauspiel Hannover Going In Detail

18/04/2019 - Project News

Germany – The Schauspiel Hannover, part of the Niedersächsische Staatstheater Hannover GmbH, offers the audience theater, entertainment and music in five different venues. In addition to the Schauspielhaus on Prinzenstraße near the main station, these are the Cumberlandsche Bühne, the Cumberlandsche Galerie as well as Ballhof Eins and Ballhof Zwei in the old town.

Lighting & Sound Distribution appointed as distributor for Singapore

18/04/2019 - Business News

Singapore – Professional entertainment solutions company, Music & Lights, has appointed Lighting & Sound Distribution as its exclusive distributor of PROLIGHTS, TRIBE and dedicated architectural lighting brand ArchWork, for Singapore.

JDC1s Create Forced Perspective for Young Fathers

18/04/2019 - Production News

UK – Edinburgh trio Young Fathers, supported by a relentless, driving rhythm section, have been touring heavily throughout 2018, and resumed last Autumn to continue promoting their latest album, Cocoa Sugar.

Meyer Sound Targets Peak Energy Efficiency and Zero Waste at its “Recycled” Berkeley Campus

17/04/2019 - Business News

USA – Meyer Sound has announced a renewed commitment to further reduce energy consumption, cut manufacturing waste to zero, and provide more incentives for employees to reduce their personal carbon footprints. The new efforts build on more than a decade of work led by Meyer Sound’s own “Green Team,” a group of employees representing every department that continually work on new initiatives to further the company’s ambitious sustainability goals.

Chroma-Q Space Force onebytwo Soft Light Receives Lighting Product Award at NAB Show

17/04/2019 - Event News

USA – Making its debut at the NAB Show, the new Chroma-Q Space Force onebytwo variable white LED soft light panel won a Lighting Product of the Year Award in the show’s inaugural awards event, held in Las Vegas on 10th April.

R&M Productions Makes Huge Investment in MAC Viper Profiles

17/04/2019 - Production News

UK – Last month, North Yorkshire-based lighting rental company R&M Productions acquired a large stock of Martin by Harman’s award-winning MAC Viper Profiles.

Brian Courchine Calls on Chauvet Professional for The Weight Band’s Peterborough Concert Series Show

17/04/2019 - Production News

USA – Echoes of the sixties stir memories when The Weight Band takes the stage. Formed by former members of the legendary group The Band (they take their name from its signature hit “The Weight”), they weave a variety of songs from the time of the original Woodstock Festival into their set list. But the emotional power of The Weight Band’s shows extends far beyond counterculture nostalgia. Along with the familiar tunes comes a warm and inviting collection of new material that evokes images of restless hearts in search of deeper meanings.

HES Makes Magic with Criss Angel’s Mindfreak

17/04/2019 - Production News

USA – Criss Angel’s Mindfreak at Planet Hollywood Resort Casino is a spectacle of sight and sound, featuring mind-blowing illusions in the first immersive Las Vegas show. As the creator, director and executive producer of the show, Angel spent years working on building a most technologically advanced show. For a production that’s running for at least five years, there can be no surprises when it comes to lighting, it has to be consistent.

Hawthorn Appoints New Technical Production Director

17/04/2019 - People News

UK – Creative technical event production company Hawthorn has announced the appointment of Alex Bingham who has joined the business as technical production director.

Claypaky Launches the First Beam Moving Light with a Laser Source at PL+S 2019, Along with Several Other New Products

17/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – The spectacular launch of the Claypaky Xtylos, the first ever laser beam moving light, was a great success. About 10,000 people attended the live demo shows at Claypaky's stand during the four days of Prolight+Sound 2019.

ETC lights up India Fashion Week 2019

17/04/2019 - Production News

India – ETC’s ColorSource Spot Pearls lit this year’s Lotus Make-Up India Fashion Week (LMIFW) in Delhi. The ColorSource Spots with Pearl LED array brought an impressive feature set, with bright tunable white output and simple user interface, and were perfectly designed for this installation where white light was vital on the catwalk. The fixtures lit signature autumn and winter fashion collections for 2019 at the event which was organised by the Fashion Design Council of India.

San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center Adopts Allen & Heath

17/04/2019 - Project News

USA – A new dLive digital mixing system helps lead audio technician Robb Albrecht (pictured) and his audio crew manage a busy schedule at Harold Miossi Hall, a 1300-seat performing arts and multi-purpose venue at the San Luis Obispo Performing Arts Center on the Central Coast of California. The venue hosts up to five different shows each week including nationally-known pop artists, symphony and jazz concerts, travelling ballet companies, Broadway shows and local groups.

Music & Lights celebrates itsbest Prolight+Sound ever

17/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – The 2019 edition of Prolight+Sound, held at the Messe in Frankfurt has just passed. The stand design featured the largest footprint to date and played host to over 400 luminaires in the popular PROLIGHTS arena, along with the 20 new lighting products in the touring, studio and architectural markets also on display which were launched during the event. The display area featured a new and innovative interactive touchscreen system allowing visitors to test fixtures at their own leisure, interact with the Music & Lights team and the dedicated global distributor network.

New angles in creative lighting

17/04/2019 - Equipment News

MILOS gives lighting designers a new lease on creative freedom with a worldwide first: Ultimate Hinge. This new hinge design allows for virtually infinite height and angular configurations for exciting backdrops and support structures. The aluminium truss integrates with the versatile steel hinge parts, connecting seamlessly with Milos M290 truss. It also features a high-strength lifting eye for safe and simple connection with electric hoists or lifting points.

PLASA Focus Leeds welcomes Stormzy audio engineer to programme

17/04/2019 - Event News

UK – PLASA Focus Leeds, taking place from 14-15 May, has announced further additions to the programme which will see seasoned experts from the forefront of the entertainment technology industry share creative insights and technical intellect across a range of topics.

SixBar Supports Drama of Cambridge University European Theatre Group’s Othello

17/04/2019 - Production News

Europe – The Cambridge University European Theatre Group toured one of Shakespeare’s darkest plays recently, Othello, and used effects from Elation SixBar 1000 LED battens to enhance the drama. Featuring live jazz, this new take on the famed tragedy, which was set within the world of sixties jazz clubs, played venues in France, Switzerland, Belgium and the UK, before holding an ending run at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge from 15 – 19 January 2019.

4Wall Invests in Kinesys

16/04/2019 - Production News

USA – Leading North American Lighting and Video rental specialist 4Wall Entertainment has invested in new Kinesys automation equipment with the purchase of 36 Elevation vari-speed chain hoists, 36 LibraCELL load monitoring shackles, two K2 control consoles and numerous Kinesys Vector control systems.

Robe MegaPointes and Spiiders Jazz it Up in Dubai

16/04/2019 - Production News

UAE – The 2019 Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival staged at Dubai’s Media City Amphitheatre and presented by Mastercard included a diverse and star-studded line up of premium international artists, including Snow Patrol, Alicia Keys and Jamiroquai, which were lit with 72 Robe MegaPointes and 48 Spiiders (among other lights) supplied by top lighting rental company, MediaPro.

MDG at Prolight+Sound 2019 Review

16/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – MDG celebrated Prolight+Sound 2019 in Frankfurt with the first presentation in Germany of its IP55-rated WPE Series of fog and haze generators. The ATMe WPE haze generator and Me1 WPE and Me2 WPE fog generators are rugged, non-stop, variable output, outdoor versions of their highly successful counterparts.

Portman Lights Launches all-LED P1 Mini at Prolight+Sound 2019

16/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Portman Lights, the Polish manufacturer of unique decorative stage lighting, has just released its newest product at Prolight+Sound 2019, Frankfurt. The P1 mini LED is the latest in its highly specialised range of products; it exhibits a tungsten look and retro style to match Portman Lights’ existing product line, but this time with full LED.

Arf & Yes Reflects the Many Sides of The Voice with Versatile Chauvet Professional Fixtures

16/04/2019 - Production News

Belgium – “What is your favourite memory of watching The Voice?” Put this question to a random group of Belgians, and you’re likely to spur a long and animated conversation filled with a wide range of happy answers. Among the earliest and most successful shows in the famous global reality TV franchise, The Voice van Vlaanderen (The Voice of Flanders) routinely generates a lot of buzz in coffee shops and on social media throughout the country. It has also served as a springboard for many of the nation’s most celebrated singers.

Ayrton’s new products take Prolight + Sound 2019 by storm

16/04/2019 - Event News

Germny – Record numbers flocked to the Ayrton stand, excited to see the new products and witness the fabulous new light show populated by Ayrton’s latest fixtures. This year’s releases, the Levante and Diablo wash and profile fixtures, were in action for the first time alongside Khamsin, Bora, Ghibli, Mistral, Merak and NandoBeam, all of which illustrated the huge versatility, power and feature set of Ayrton’s expanding new wash, spot and profile ranges.

KV2 Audio gets right to the point in Swiss church

16/04/2019 - Project News

Switzerland – ICF Mittelland is a non-denominational free church headquartered in Oftringen in northern Switzerland. It was born of a dream to create a dynamic, contemporary church that is relevant to the lives of people in a modern society. The church has recently upgraded its audio system to a full KV2 system supplied by Swiss Pro AV and lighting specialists, Plusmusic AG.

Adlib adds sonic magic to O2 Academy Glasgow with Academy Music Group

16/04/2019 - Project News

UK – Adlib’s installation team has delivered another excellent touring specification system which includes L-Acoustics and DiGiCo products to one of the UK’s busiest and most successful live touring venues, Academy Music Group’s 2,550 capacity O2 Academy Glasgow in Scotland.

INTERTON Chooses Community R SERIES for New MOL Aréna Sóstó Stadium

15/04/2019 - Project News

Hungary – Located in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, MOL Aréna Sóstó (MOL Arena Salt Lake) has always been considered as one of Hungary’s most important stadiums outside Budapest. The multi-purpose stadium, home to the first division MOL Vidi Football Club and primarily used for football matches, has recently undergone a full rebuild.

ICONYX Tames Severe Acoustics at Historic Geneva Chapel

15/04/2019 - Project News

Switzerland – Situated in Geneva's Petit-Lancy district, a few blocks south of the Rhone River, the Cimetière de Saint-Georges (St. Georges Cemetery) is the city's largest burial ground. At the cemetery's entrance sits a beautiful stone chapel designed by 19th century architect John Camoletti, a Geneva native who was one of an elite clan of architects.

Chauvet Celebrates New French Subsidiary

15/04/2019 - Business News

France – Chauvet capped off the first full year of its French subsidiary’s operation with a gala celebration. Over 100 guests attended the festive event, which was held on 21 March at the company’s French headquarters in the south Paris suburb of Chilly-Mazarin. They enjoyed an evening of food and beverages, live entertainment, games and a first-hand look at the company’s latest offerings, including the new additions to its award-winning Maverick and Ovation series of LED fixtures.

ArKaos King-Net at Prolight+Sound

15/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – ArKaos, digital media specialist and leading provider of real-time visual processing technologies for the entertainment industry enjoyed a busy and successful Prolight+Sound 2019 exhibition in Frankfurt.

SA Events lights up the Jungle

15/04/2019 - Production News

UK – SA Events Ltd from Maidstone delivered six Infinity Furion S601 fixtures for the latest pantomime show "The Jungle Book", a co production of Wicked Productions and Jordan Productions. The show is touring this Spring throughout the UK.

ETC and High End Systems celebrate successful Prolight + Sound 2019

15/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Tens of thousands of visitors arrived in Frankfurt last week for Prolight + Sound 2019. Crowds gathered at the ETC and High End Systems stands in Hall 12.1 to get a look at the latest product innovations and the Hog Factor 2019 competition final.

Megaforce builds stages for Phil Collins Drucken

15/04/2019 - Production News

Germany – Megaforce has taken over the stage construction for five Phil Collins concerts, which will take place as part of the world tour "Still not dead yet Live" in Germany. The first performance will take place in the Mercedes-Benz Arena Stuttgart on 5 June 2019, followed by the Olympic Stadium Berlin on 7 June, the HDI Arena Hanover on 14 and 15 June and the Rhein-Energie-Stadion Cologne on 21 and 22 June, before the last show, which will take place in the Olympic Stadium Munich on 24 June 2019. The concerts in the HDI Arena Hanover and the Rhein-Energie-Stadion Cologne are double shows. The client for Megaforce is the Peter Rieger Konzertagentur.

Elation DARTZ for KISS “End of the Road” World Tour

15/04/2019 - Production News

Canada – Legendary rockers KISS launched their farewell “End of the Road” world tour in Vancouver in late January and use a multitude of Elation DARTZ 360 effects as key visuals in the dynamic, multi-sensory show.

Unusual Rigging knows All About Eve

12/04/2019 - Production News

UK – Unusual Rigging has been brought on board to handle the rigging for All About Eve the latest play taking London's West End by storm. Currently enjoying a fourteen week run at the Noel Coward Theatre, the production which has received positive reviews (The Guardian call it classic Hollywood updated with technical wizardry) stars Gillian Anderson and Lily James.

ROE Visual Fortifies Market Position at PL+S 2019

12/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – ROE Visual concluded an upbeat Prolight + Sound receiving enthusiast feedback on its showcased products and having major customers confirm their investments in ROE Visual LED panels at the show.

AEG Chooses Adamson for Cleveland's Iconic Agora Theatre

12/04/2019 - Project News

USA – The Agora Theatre and Ballroom in Cleveland, OH is an architectural marvel and one of the most revered live entertainment venues in the US mid-west. A year after acquiring the operating rights to the storied space, concert giant AEG Presents unveiled the results of a sweeping $3 million overhaul that, in addition to restorative work on some of its stunning interior architecture, included a brand-new audio system from Adamson Systems Engineering for the 2,100-capacity Agora Theatre.

Ramping It Up for Transmission Australia

12/04/2019 - Production News

Australia – The biggest Transmission dance event to date in terms of audience numbers and Robe moving lights, was staged at Sydney Showground in Australia, where thousands of fans absorbed the great vibes and music of “The Awakening” plus some truly phenomenal visuals courtesy of lighting designer Bas Kemper and the Vision Impossible collective.

Claypaky Changes US Distribution System with Launch of US Sales and Operation Centre

12/04/2019 - Business News

USA – Claypaky has announced the opening of its US sales and operation Centre. The company, which is known for placing great value on personal contact with its clients, will now have a local team of American lighting experts providing a high level of customer service for Claypaky products.

Bandit Lites Adds Claypaky Axcor Beam 300 LED Fixtures to FedExForum in Memphis

12/04/2019 - Production News

USA – As part of recent updates at FedExForum in Memphis to ensure the best lighting for arena users, Bandit Lites, Inc. of Knoxville has installed a complement of Claypaky Axcor Beam 300 LED fixtures above the basketball court. FedExForum is home to the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies and the University of Memphis men’s basketball team.

Stage Electrics appoint Technical Sales Consultant for Rigging

12/04/2019 - People News

UK – Stage Electrics has appointed a new technical sales consultant for rigging, trussing and staging solutions. Nick Key joins the sales team with over 30 years’ experience working hands-on as a rigger, and being NCR qualified for nine of those years.

Advance Notice of Show Content

12/04/2019 - Event News

UK - Whilst the event is often referred to as simply the ‘ABTT’ and is known to be a well established trade exhibition, the evolution of the event over the past few years has seen its popularity grow with the addition of highly informative value added content.

APG Uniline Handles Metal at Raismes Fest’s 20th Edition

12/04/2019 - Production News

France – APG’s versatile Uniline series lent its power and precision to the 20th anniversary edition of Raismes Fest, which is held every year in the town of Raismes near Valenciennes, in the north of France. The event has been organised by the Raismoise Association of Culture since 1998 and returned once again to the park of the Château de la Princesse d'Arenberg for another weekend of hard rock and metal. This year saw a variety of international acts such as Rose Tattoo, L.A. Guns and prog metal supergroup Sons Of Apollo bring a wall of noise to the festival’s dedicated fan-base.

Taylor Productions Joins EM Acoustics HALO Network

12/04/2019 - Production News

USA – Long Island-based Taylor Productions has taken possession of an EM Acoustics HALO-A line array system, the first delivered in the United States. The new system is made up of 16 HALO-A line array modules, six MSE-218 ground and six MSE-218F flyable subwoofers.

AC-ET Helps Put Limelite Lighting in Profile with Vari-Lite VL2600s

12/04/2019 - Production News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) has supplied Vari-Lite VL2600 Profile luminaires to lighting, sound and AV production services company, Limelite Lighting, for use on leading clients' theatre, concert, TV and corporate events projects in London and the south east.

New ADB products at Prolight+Sound 2019

12/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – ADB was present at Prolight+Sound 2019 with a large demo and hospitality area (HALLE 12.0 stand E59), where visitors could meet and discover all the new products as well as some classics.

Drummer Beats Anxiety

12/04/2019 - Project News

USA – Drummer and prolific YouTuber with over ten million views, Alex 'Rudi' Rudinger has recently upgraded his setup to include USB audio interface iD44 and two ASP880 eight-channel mic pres giving him a total of 20 possible inputs, four from the iD44 and eight from each ASP880 - and opens up a world of possibilities when recording drums.

Martin Audio CDD inside (and outside) No 131

12/04/2019 - Project News

UK – Old Barn Audio (OBA) has completed a large sound installation in an upmarket Cheltenham hotel complex, using a Martin Audio CDD solution.

L-Acoustics Acquires DeltaLive UK

12/04/2019 - Business News

UK – L-Acoustics and L-Acoustics Group, a family of companies focused on the design, manufacture and commercialisation of L-Acoustics sound systems, has announced the future acquisition of a majority stake in DeltaLive UK (Delta Sound Incorporated (UK) Ltd.), a specialist in audiovisual services and rental. This operation follows the November 2018 acquisition by L-Acoustics Group of HGP, a manufacturer of precision sheet metal, and its sister entity, API, specialised in powder coating.

One for all

11/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – At Prolight+Sound, Omnitronic presented a new speaker series called BOB. The system is compact and absolutely flexible. It can be used as a full-range PA for small gigs, as a keyboard monitor, as a mobile system for DJs or for installation in the catering trade. It delivers clear, assertive sound and takes up very little space.

PR Phantom 440 and XLED 3019 Energise All-Star Dubai Concert

11/04/2019 - Production News

UAE – MediaPro International LLC recently provided full technical production for The Assembly: a Global Teacher Prize Concert, including lighting, audio, processing, backline and control.

Colour Visits Another Planet for Nao Show

11/04/2019 - Production News

Europe – Colour Sound Experiment collaborated with lighting designer Miles Weaver as the lighting supplier for the intimate soul / funk sounds of young and fantastically talented UK singer/ songwriter Nao, who has just completed the first UK and European leg of her “Saturn” tour following the drop of her second album last autumn.

Chauvet Professional Draws Large Crowd at Prolight + Sound

11/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Large crowds turned out at the Chauvet Professional stand throughout Prolight + Sound. Without question, the brightest attraction that drew these visitors were the company’s new Maverick MK3 Spot and Maverick MK3 Profile LED fixtures. Supported by a marketing campaign built around a “take your breath away” tag line, the new fixtures were indeed awe-inspiring with their intense output, making them ideally suited for even the largest arena and stadium applications.

Maestra Events Doubles its London HQ

11/04/2019 - Business News

UK – Multi award-winning event design and technical production specialist Maestra Group, run by Justin Hammond (London) and Tom Clements (Dubai), has doubled the size of its UK and European operation ready for a busy 2019.

Meyer Sound CAL Hard to Find but Easy to Hear at South-West Churches

11/04/2019 - Project News

USA – Two markedly different churches in the south-west have found a common solution in Meyer Sound’s CAL column array loudspeakers, with each deploying systems that combine precision-tailored coverage for optimum intelligibility with a barely noticeable cabinet profile.

Old Dominion Raises Bar with Elation on “Make It Sweet” Tour

11/04/2019 - Production News

USA – Reigning CMA and ACM “Vocal Group of the Year”, Old Dominion launched a headlining arena tour in January with a statement-making lighting design by Travis Shirley that undoubtedly raises the country rock group into the echelon of one of this year’s must-see touring acts.

Special Olympics World Games Opening Ceremony 2019

10/04/2019 - Production News

UAE – Abu Dhabi welcomed over 7,500 athletes from 190 nations this month when it hosted the Special Olympics World Games 2019. This is the first time the event has been held in the Middle East and North Africa region, and the UAE made sure it was one to remember.

Robe Shouts it Out for Tears for Fears

10/04/2019 - Production News

Europe – Tears for Fears was one of the UK bands who helped define the sound of 1980s pop-rock with classics like “Shout” and “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” and this year they are back on the road in style, kicking off 2019 with a sold-out UK and European arena tour, for which lighting designer Alex Reardon, from LA-based creative design practice Silent House, delivered a stunning lighting scheme.

Robert Juliat Celebrates 100 Years at Prolight + Sound Frankfurt

10/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Robert Juliat, which celebrates its centenary in 2019, presented its SpotMe system at Prolight+Sound Frankfurt international fair recently. Robert Juliat’s award-winning SpotMe bespoke solution for followspot technology was demonstrated with a new interface, the SpotMe Maestro, developed in partnership with zactrack of Austria. SpotMe Maestro allows the SpotMe system to operate universally with all DMX lighting consoles on the market.

ChamSys Powers Transformative Show for Greek Legend Antonis Remos

10/04/2019 - Production News

Greece – Over 2,300 years ago Cassander of Macedon founded a city on the north-west corner of the Aegean Sea. Blessed with a gentle climate and beautiful scenery, the settlement became home to a thriving theatre community in the ancient world. This tradition continues to the present day, as Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city , has established itself as a leading entertainment centre in the eastern Mediterranean with a thriving nightclub scene, a highly regarded film festival, popular theatres and a seemingly never-ending schedule of live music concerts.

GLP X4 Bars pay dividends for Don Broco

10/04/2019 - Production News

UK – Rising British rock band Don Broco have finished a UK arena and club tour, and now head to the States. Dominating their stage production has been impression X4 Bar 20 LED battens from GLP, specified and programmed by Ben Inskip.

ArmoníaPlus gets a new update

10/04/2019 - Equipment News

It's time to switch to the new System Manager.

Elite Multimedia Productions and PixelFLEX LED announce Open House

10/04/2019 - Event News

USA – On 30th April, 2019, Elite Multimedia Productions and PixelFLEX LED announced a collective Open House event showcasing a range of innovative technologies available for the live production and permanent installation markets. Created to allow guests to network with other industry professionals, and technology experts from both companies, the event will also allow visitors to take a closer look at the latest LED video, lighting, and audio solutions ideal for their next design. With food and drinks supplied by Hoss Burgers and Little Harpeth Brewing, the Open House will take place from 5-8pm at 700 Cowan Street in Nashville, Tennessee. 

Eilon Engineering and AED group announce new partnership at PL+S 2019

10/04/2019 - Business News

Germany - In Frankfurt, during Prolight + Sound, Eilon Engineering and AED group announced their new partnership. AED group has been appointed as the new distributor of Eilon products in the Benelux countries. The total product range of Eilon Ron StageMaster systems will be available for sale at AED Distribution.

The Go-To Fixture of the Modern Broadcast Studio – Rosco Braq Cube

10/04/2019 - Equipment News

The design of broadcast studios is changing. The days of huge rooms with high ceilings and large lights has significantly ebbed. Broadcasters big and small are turning to firms like The Lighting Design Group to create intimate, more relatable studios. In these environments, big, heavy, hot, power consuming lights will not work. Thus, LDG often turns to Rosco’s Braq Cube WNC to illuminate these projects. Its versatility, brightness, size, and power consumption make it an excellent choice for this new (and evolving) type of broadcast studio.

Storstova Culture House in Norway upgrades with EM Acoustics

09/04/2019 - Project News

Norway – Storstova Culture House is a 400-seat venue in Bryne, just south of Stavanger on Norway’s ruggedly beautiful west coast. Having first opened its doors in 1964, Storstova has hosted thousand of cinema shows and has been home to hundreds of performances of all types. When the time came to renew the sound system, owners Time Kommune turned to pro audio specialists, Norstage, who supplied and installed a complete EM Acoustics system based on the compact HALO-C line array system.

No Laughing Matter – Outline’s Superfly Takes Audio for Stand-Up Comedy to New Levels

09/04/2019 - Production News

Poland – The first half of The Stand-Up Show 2019 Tour took in the largest indoor venues across 13 major Polish cities, playing to sold-out crowds in every location. Audio production was provided by Poznań-based Gigant Sound Letus who did the initial dates with their Outline GTO C-12 system before introducing their newly-acquired Superfly rig mid-tour. Whilst unusual the mid-tour switch didn’t faze anyone, in fact quite the reverse as confirmed by some key figures involved in the project.

Andy Lewis Appointed MD at Audiologic

09/04/2019 - People News

UK - Leading provider of professional audio-visual equipment, Audiologic has announced the appointment of Andy Lewis to the position of managing director. Lewis joined the company as part of its sales team in 2013 and has since progressed through its ranks, first as sales and marketing manager, then as director and now MD. His influence on helping to develop the strategies that have seen Audiologic steadily and significantly increase its turnover in recent years, have not gone unnoticed by co-founder Simon Stoll, who steps down from the role to make way for the new man in the hot seat: “Audiologic has enjoyed significant growth since Andy joined the company and in my view his rightful progression to MD reflects both his tireless work ethic and his commitment to personal development. During his time here, he’s put himself through an MBA, adding even greater insight to an already sharp business mind and has demonstrated a level of leadership and vision that cannot be overestimated. I also think it’s important to see this development in the context of Audiologic as a progressive organisation that places great trust in its team. Our staff all thrive on taking responsibility and we’re very proud of the culture that has evolved within Audiologic. As one of the founders of the business, I will be concentrating on helping to develop our supply chain - seeking complementary brands and products and assisting Andy with overall strategy and process development. This is the beginning of the next chapter of a story Matt Boland and I began writing back in 2004; exciting times indeed!”

DTS and GDS announce new UK partnership

09/04/2019 - Business News

UK – GDS has announced an exciting new partnership with Italian lighting manufacturer DTS, that will see the two companies work together to bring some truly unique products to the UK. Both renowned market leaders, GDS have pioneered lighting manufacturing with their iconic product ranges, and DTS have been at the forefront of professional projector development within the entertainment and architectural lighting sectors.

Astera AX1s Make Light of Darkness for UMBRA Festival Installation

09/04/2019 - Production News

Spain – Twenty-four Astera AX1 Pixel Tubes were utilised for one of 20 stunning site-specific lighting installations created by individual artists for the first UMBRA Light Festival in Vitoria-Gastiez, Spain.

MLS Audio beefs up rental stock with KV2 Audio’s large format VHD System

09/04/2019 - Production News

UK - Portsmouth-based MLS Audio has become the latest UK pro audio solutions provider to acknowledge and invest in the benefits of KV2 Audio’s large format True Point Source VHD system. Having steadily increased his KV2 inventory over the years, director Guy Morris decided that the time had come to invest in a complete VHD system comprising VHD2.0s with VHD 1.0 downfill enclosures, a full complement of VHD 2.16 dual 15-inch subwoofers as well as the impressive VHD 4.21 ultra-low frequency active/passive dual 21-inch subwoofer system.

Shure Introduces TwinPlex: Pristine Performance for Any Stage

09/04/2019 - Event News

USA – At the 2019 NAB Show, Shure unveiled TwinPlex, the Company’s new line of premium subminiature (5mm) omnidirectional lavalier and headset microphones. Designed to stand up to the toughest conditions, TwinPlex provides natural audio at both high and low frequency when professional vocal performance is a must. The new patent pending capsule technology offers best-in-class sound in an easy-to-conceal package, ideal for quick costume changes or discreetly placed under wardrobe with no impact on sound quality. Developed with input from leading audio professionals, TwinPlex supports the diverse needs of theatre, broadcast, film and television, and corporate presentations to produce high-quality audio production with superior dependability.

Molécule Brings Immersive Hyperrealism to the Rex Club with L-ISA

09/04/2019 - Production News

France – Romain Delahaye, aka Molécule, is an electronic music producer acclaimed by many leading DJs (including Laurent Garnier and Arnaud Rebotini). He specialises in music created entirely in-situ, no matter how harsh the conditions. Behind this quest lies a clear and challenging goal: to take electronic music into a new sound dimension. In fact, all the sounds on his latest album, -22.7°C, released in February 2018, were recorded during a five-week stay in a small fishing village in Greenland. But Molécule doesn't stop there: he has taken on the technical challenge of transposing the sounds of these harsh environments to live mix concerts. This involves leveraging experiential technologies and imaginative show design to achieve a sense of immersion. For the audience, it might mean presenting the show in an igloo at temperatures below zero to recreate the album's recording conditions, or else in complete darkness to sharpen their sense of hearing. On the technical side, the artist adopted L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology, so that his compositions would be played accurately, in minute detail, and fully spatialised to create a genuine sense of being enveloped by the music and the mood.

d&b audiotechnik simplifies complex venue building in ArrayCalc with launch of d&b ArrayCalc Exchange

09/04/2019 - Equipment News

In a small but important step to streamlining the d&b Workflow, d&b audiotechnik launches d&b ArrayCalc Exchange software to simplify the import of complex venue geometry data from CAD and EASE into the ArrayCalc simulation software.

CRS Creates Stage of Epic Proportions with Chauvet Professional

09/04/2019 - Production News

Belgium – A good old sing-along can't be beaten! Just ask the thousands of impassioned music lovers who gather each year for Belgium’s Nacht van de Schlagers for a night of singing, drinking and good times to rival those of Germany’s Oktoberfest. For the recent incarnation of the infamous Nacht van de Schlagers, organizers decided upon a ’90s music theme marrying ’90s pop hits with performances from the biggest pop musicians and bands of the decade.

Winners of the 2019 ASTC – USITT Venue Renovation Challenge

09/04/2019 - Event News

USA – ASTC and USITT congratulate the first place winning team from Emerson College and the second place winning team from Florida State University in the fifth ASTC-USITT Renovation Challenge. A record seven college/university teams participated in this year's challenge that was held 22nd March at the 59th USITT Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Undergraduate and graduate students worked under the guidance of a faculty advisor(s) and a mentor from the American Society of Theatre Consultants to create a theatre renovation project. Each team selected an existing venue, developed a scope of work for improvements and presented their ideas to a live audience and Jury of ASTC members at a USITT Conference Session.

Martin Audio WPC Makes its Mark at Mutations Festival

09/04/2019 - Production News

UK – Martin Audio partner, Penguin Media Hire, recently provided production, including a Martin Audio WPC scalable resolution line array, for the main stage at the all-day Mutations Festival. The event took place at the 900-capacity Hansen Hall on the outskirts of Brighton, and was staged by promoters One Inch Badge and Small Pond.

Royal Albert Hall transforms the listening experience with d&b audiotechnik

09/04/2019 - Project News

UK German audio technology and solutions company d&b audiotechnik has announced the official public debut of its newly installed permanent sound solution for London’s world renowned Royal Albert Hall.

Hawthorn Supports ITV Studios to Deliver the Drama

09/04/2019 - Production News

UK – ITV Studios Global Entertainment unveiled their spring drama slate to a packed audience of international buyers at its second annual drama festival. Held at London’s iconic Roundhouse on 20 February 2019, the event saw 330 delegates experience a range of new titles from ITV Studios’ production labels and leading independent producers. Creative technical event production company Hawthorn supported the ITV Studios team to showcase some of the most exciting and powerful dramas soon to launch to the international market. Featuring a spectacular 360-degree projection, the Hawthorn team delivered full technical production for the Drama Festival including lighting, video, sound and draping.

Yamaha VXL Brings Incomparable Improvement to Eglise Saint-Denis-Sainte-Foy

09/04/2019 - Project News

France – Despite the challenges of sound reinforcement in large, ambient spaces, advances in audio technology are making it possible to radically improve the sound in houses of worship. Yamaha’s VXL series of slim line array loudspeakers delivers audio and aesthetics without compromise, as demonstrated in a historic French church.

MC2Solutions Provides Outstanding Sound Quality for Memphis Church with Community IV6

09/04/2019 - Project News

USA – Integration specialist MC2Solutions has completed the design and installation of a powerful new Community loudspeaker sound system for the World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church in Memphis, Tennessee. The church’s impressive main sanctuary can seat a congregation of up to 4,000 and is built in-the-round.

Elation Extends Product Warranty to Five Years on Latest LED Luminaires

09/04/2019 - Equipment News

Elation Professional has announced a new warranty policy that extends its standard limited product warranty to five years on LED light engine sources for some of its latest and most popular LED luminaires. In addition, warranty coverage on fixture components has been extended to three years for products used in registered indoor fixed installation projects.

Renkus-Heinz Delivers Critical Performance at Congress Centrum Suhl

08/04/2019 - Project News

Germany – For hundreds of years, arts venues in Europe were designed to have acoustics that supported the type of performance to which each was dedicated. Theatres had short reverberation times for greater intelligibility and concert halls longer times for richness, while opera houses fell somewhere in between. The economics of the 21st century, however, dictate that a single hall be able to support all of these performances, plus seminars, amplified music, and more.

Robe Celebrates 25 with Show-stopping Performance at Prolight+Sound 2019

08/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Robe celebrated 25 years with style and flair at Prolight+Sound Frankfurt 2019 with its largest and most dynamic booth to date (also one of the biggest in the exhibition) which provided a dramatic backdrop for the show-stopping finale of the Lost Worlds trilogy of live shows, complete with seven dancers, a specially compiled soundtrack and over 300 of the newest Robe moving light fixtures.

Meyer Sound Appoints Tech Industry Veteran Marc Chutczer to Expand Digital Programs

08/04/2019 - People News

USA – Meyer Sound has announced the appointment of Silicon Valley veteran executive Marc Chutczer (pictured) to the newly created position of vice president of digital program management. In his new role, Chutczer will take charge of one of the most significant refocusing efforts in the 40-year history of the company.

Clifford Spulock Sparks Imagination with Chauvet Professional in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

08/04/2019 - Production News

USA – “Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again,” C.S. Lewis once wrote. The English author went on to prove that point with his famed 'children’s book' The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Woven like some magical garment, the book envelops the imagination, captivating readers of all ages with its fanciful tale of Narnia, a land of snow and ice that children enter through a wardrobe, where they encounter talking animals, mythical creatures and an evil witch.

Imogen Heap delivers a spine-tingling demonstration of the d&b Soundscape to a capacity Prolight + Sound audience

05/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Grammy Award winning artist and engineer Imogen Heap wowed a capacity Prolight + Sound crowd with a live demonstration of how she uses her Mi.Mu gloves to create sounds and control the d&b Soundscape, the d&b immersive sound system.

Creative Technology saddles up for Backup

05/04/2019 - Event News

UK – Creative Technology (CT) is taking on the 100-mile Vélo Birmingham and Midlands course on Sunday 12th May in aid of Backup – The Technical Entertainment charity.

Chroma-Q Space Force onebytwo Soft Light to be Unveiled at Major International Trade Shows

05/04/2019 - Event News

Worldwide – Briefly shown earlier this year at several European trade shows, the new Chroma-Q Space Force onebytwo variable white LED soft light panel will see its official launch at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, 8 – 11 April.

BigFish SRL Ltd. Lights Ozzy Osbourne Announcement with Chauvet Professional ÉPIX

05/04/2019 - Production News

UK – Ozzy Osbourne, Jimi Hendrix, Guns N’ Roses and Motörhead have sold tens of millions of albums, inspired fans around the world, changed the direction of music and won bushels of major awards. Now these rock legends share something else in common as well: each is featured in a licensed slot from NetEnt, the popular supplier of digital games to the online casino industry.

White Light Keeps its HAIR on UK Tour

05/04/2019 - Production News

UK – White Light is supplying the lighting equipment for the iconic musical HAIR which is currently touring the UK.

Production Services Ireland Becomes Prolyte's Distributor

05/04/2019 - Business News

Ireland – Prolyte Group has appointed Production Services Ireland (PSI) to its growing global distribution network. The move adds significant expertise and reliability to the family of companies that represent the Dutch truss, staging and hoist manufacturer around the world.

Christie Spyder and Christie Terra control visuals on 98-foot wide LED display at MWC Barcelona

05/04/2019 - Production News

Spain – The Christie Spyder X80 multi-screen windowing processor and Christie Terra SDVoE technology solution brought to life a 98-foot wide by 21-foot high, 22 million pixel LED display at the largest mobile event in the world MWC (formerly Mobile World Congress) Barcelona recently. With content managed by MappScreen and Power AV, the 100,000 attendees learned the latest technologies, networked and participated in various panel discussions.

Brompton Technology helps Novatech deliver winning combination for Tour Down Under

05/04/2019 - Production News

Australia – The beginning of 2019 saw the opening event of the UCI WorldTour, the Santos Tour Down Under. Held in South Australia, it is the southern hemisphere’s biggest cycling event attracting 750,000 visitors and is globally recognised. In pitching for the contract, Adelaide’s Novatech Creative Event Technology proposed some fairly innovative audio-visual ideas and deploying Brompton Technology’s Tessera SX40 LED processors helped them deliver.

Britannia Row Productions at The Brits 2019

05/04/2019 - Production News

UK – This year the producers of this year’s Brit Awards took a bold step and encouraged show designer Misty Buckley toward some blue sky thinking (not that she’s ever needed any encouragement on that score). This presented new challenges for audio delivery at London’s O2 arena. “The set this year differs fundamentally in that there is now a large set element flown above stage and out over the B stage into the audience,” explained Josh Lloyd of Britannia Row Productions which has provided the audio for many years. “Think orchestral reflector in a classical music venue and you have the form of it.” Lloyd has been Britannia Row’s audio designer and principal FoH engineer for the Brits for the last nine years and knows more than most how profound this change would prove to be.

Chauvet Professional Provides Knockout Looks for European Cruiserweight Title Fight

04/04/2019 - Production News

Belgium – European cruiserweight boxing champion Yves Ngabu is nothing short of a sporting tour de force. Of his first 19 professional fights, the native Belgian won all of them, with 13 victories delivered with spectacular knockout punches.

Prolyte installs F-Pro as distributing partner for Finland

04/04/2019 - Business News

Finland – Prolyte Group is pleased to announce the start of the partnership with F-Musiikki / F-Pro as it’s distributing partner for Finland. F-Pro has offices and outlets in Helsinki, Espoo, Kuopio, Lappeenranta, Oulu, Tampere, Turku and Seinäjoki, the central warehouse is located in Vantaa/Helsinki. The partnership with F-Pro provides customers in Finland access to the products, services and training that has made Prolyte a worldwide leader in innovative staging solutions.

George Strait Sets New NRG Stadium Record with dLive

04/04/2019 - Production News

USA – Not one to rest on his laurels, country music legend George Strait bested his record-setting 2013 RodeoHouston NRG Stadium attendance with his March 2019 show, treating over 80,100 fans to a 32-song set spanning decades of chart-topping hits. The massive concert draw set an attendance record outnumbering any event in NRG Stadium’s history. An Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system provided monitor support for Strait’s 11-piece band in a unique in-the-round stage configuration.

Osram is lighting up the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

03/04/2019 - Production News

Israel – For the fifth time in a row, the Munich-based high-tech company will light up the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in Tel Aviv with its individual solutions.

Martin Audio Out in Force at Cheltenham Festival

03/04/2019 - Production News

UK – Unique Sound Systems (USS) has been fielding successive generations of Martin Audio solutions extending back 16 years, and this year they have been right at the cutting edge of technology, deploying everything from the new compact ADORN series through to the popular and powerful XD12 up to the new Wavefront Precision (both WPC and WPM systems).

CPL Adds Glam Rock Production for Tropic Event

03/04/2019 - Production News

UK – Technical production specialist CPL provided a production design plus sound, lighting and video equipment to Pandora Events for Tropic’s massive spring 2019 ‘glambassadors’ event, staged in Hall 9 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham.

Antic Studios and Chauvet Professional Go All Out for Adventure Club Death or Glory Tour

03/04/2019 - Production News

USA – There is no holding back when embarking on a creative quest under the banner of “Death or Glory.” The name makes it instantly clear that playing it safe is simply not an option. This daring attitude is very evident in the current North American Death or Glory tour by EDM stars Adventure Club, which began on 8 March at the Hollywood Palladium and runs through May.

Adamson to Expand Tour-Proven S-Series at Prolight + Sound 2019

03/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Adamson Systems Engineering is set to expand its popular S-Series, a line of sub-compact, tour-proven loudspeakers, with several new solutions at this year’s edition of Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany. The new additions further enhance the performance and flexibility of system deployments for a myriad of applications.

SSL Appoint Surgeseound for Live Sound in South Africa

03/04/2019 - Business News

South Africa – Solid State Logic has announced Surgesound as its new live market partner in South Africa. With a rosta of impressive projects and clients, the team at Surgesound has been providing high-end live solutions for tours, concerts, churches and venues across the region.

Lighting rental specialist Version 2 unveils new Lamp Rack System

03/04/2019 - Equipment News

Created by the Version 2 in-house technical team, the new Lamp Racks offer gaffers and lighting directors the ability to specify custom-built, transportable equipment packages.

Hawthorn Get Down to Business with 9 to 5 The Musical

03/04/2019 - Production News

UK – 9 to 5 the Musical is getting down to business playing to packed out audiences at the West End’s Savoy Theatre. Full service technical production provider Hawthorn was chosen to supply lighting equipment to the show.

GLP to Continue Product Release Hot Streak at PL+S with New Highlander and impression S350 Wash

03/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – The Highlander from GLP is a singular fixture that brings a new level of high performance, high output and high quality from a compact discharge source fixture with a superior optical system.

SD12 and SD10 upgrades revealed at Prolight + Sound 2019

03/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Prolight + Sound 2019 sees DiGiCo showcase new software upgrades for the SD12 and SD10 which take both consoles to a completely new level.

Hot stuff! DiGiCo reveals Mustard for Quantum 7 at Prolight + Sound 2019

03/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Last year’s Prolight + Sound saw DiGiCo showcase the working debut of its new Quantum 7 processing engine. Developed with seventh generation FPGA devices, it has expanded the audio processing power of the SD7 to provide DiGiCo users with an unrivalled amount of flexibility. This year’s Prolight + Sound sees DiGiCo reveal Mustard, a new set of algorithms and options for channel strip processing for Quantum 7 that offer enhanced flexibility and choice when extra control and creative adjustment is needed within a mix.

See DiGiCo KLANG Integration and S Series Stage48 system at Prolight + Sound 2019

03/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Prolight + Sound 2019 provides attendees the opportunity to discover the integration of KLANG:technologies immersive in-ear mixing into the SD-Range and the latest A3232 DMI for S-Series consoles.

Red Dot Award for KSL product design

03/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – After the new KSL System from d&b audiotechnik had made a name for itself with its acoustical performance, its design is now attracting attention. The latest addition to the SL-Series has been awarded one of the most coveted international seals of quality for good design, the "Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019".

d&b audiotechnik introduces the bitesized B8-SUB at Prolight + Sound 2019

03/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Prolight + Sound 2019 sees the introduction of the B8, an ultra compact subwoofer from d&b audiotechnik. Standing only 170mm tall, the B8-SUB keeps a remarkably low profile yet boasts an exceptionally high performance to size ratio that provides a low frequency extension down to 43Hz.

L-Acoustics Announces New ARCS Family of Scaleable Rental Solutions

03/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Prolight + Sound, Hall 8.0 / booth H85, Galleria demo room Symmetrie 2+3.

New Versions of L-Acoustics Soundvision and LA Network Manager Add Functionality and Enhanced Interoperability

03/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – At Prolight + Sound, L-Acoustics announces the immediate availability of new versions of Soundvision, its market-leading 3D simulation software, and its amplified controller real time control and monitoring software LA Network Manager. Soundvision 3.1.0 and LA Network Manager 2.7.0 feature advanced autosolver tools to simplify, accelerate, and improve system optimisation from system design to operation.

Yamaha Highlights the Best Live Systems at ProLight + Sound 2019

02/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Yamaha’s commitment to providing the best live audio facilities is the theme of its presence at ProLight + Sound 2019, with the latest updates to its digital mixing consoles and an updated range of loudspeakers on show.

Yamaha Launches Updated DXRmkII Loudspeakers at ProLight + Sound 2019

02/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – ProLight + Sound 2019 sees the launch of Yamaha’s newly-updated DXRmkII range of powered loudspeakers.

Yamaha Showcases TF Series V4.0 Update at ProLight + Sound 2019

02/04/2019 - Event News

Germany - Yamaha’s presence at ProLight + Sound 2019 will highlight the latest update to Yamaha’s TF Series digital mixers, which takes the TouchFlow Operation of the TF5, TF3, TF1 and TF-RACK to new heights.

Adlib Supplies Beautiful Combination of Production for The Wombats

02/04/2019 - Production News

Europe - Adlib supplied sound, lighting and video to the recent tour by Liverpool indie rockers The Wombats.

Transaudio Group Adds Mojave Audio Microphones to its Growing Roster of Quality Pro Audio Manufacturers

02/04/2019 - Business News

USA – In addition to his revolutionary ribbon microphones, Technical Grammy award-winning microphone designer David Royer is the force behind Mojave Audio’s celebrated large-diaphragm condenser microphones. TransAudio Group, US representative of high-end pro audio recording gear, will represent Mojave Audio starting 1 April, 2019. Mojave Audio got its unofficial start in Royer’s garage in the 1990s with Royer’s custom microphone creations for west coast engineers. Their incredible sound earned the microphones accolades and an underground reputation among top-level professionals that inspired the official creation of Mojave Audio in 2005. Endorsers include Al Schmitt, Joe Chiccarelli, Tommy Vicari, Richard Chycki and Lucinda Williams, to name a few. In combination with David Royer’s uncompromising designs, Mojave Audio uses a best-of-both-worlds manufacturing process that keeps its prices at a small fraction of what other manufacturers would charge (a whole lot!) for microphones in the same high-end league.

Record profits as Canford strengthens its market leading position

02/04/2019 - Business News

UK – Reporting on its year end to 31 October 2018, Canford Group Limited, a Washington, Tyne and Wear-based manufacturer of professional audio equipment, has seen gross profits rise to £5.06million and net profits for the year after taxation increasing by 52% despite turnover falling to £15.7million.

Stage Electrics Awarded ISO Accreditation

02/04/2019 - Business News

UK – Stage Electrics has been awarded thee ISO accreditations OSHAS 45001:2018 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Impact, and ISO 9001:2015 for Occupational Health & Safety respectively.

DesignLight and Chauvet Professional Raise Bar at Dover-Sherborn Regional HS Theatre

02/04/2019 - Project News

USA – When a lighting and scenic designer moves into a small town, local theatre groups are bound to notice. That’s what happened about 20 years ago, when Len Schnabel, the owner of DesignLight, and his family settled in Dover, a picturesque village about 15 miles south-west of Boston on the banks of the Charles River. It wasn’t long before Schnabel was asked to lend a hand to local school and community groups on their theatre projects. Happy to oblige them, he hasn’t stopped helping since.

HK Audio launches major new product lines at Prolight + Sound 2019

02/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – HK Audio returns to Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2019 show with two major new product family launches and an extension to the flagship COSMO integrative line array series.

HRH, The Princess Royal, opens Le Mark’s International Warehouse

02/04/2019 - Business News

UK – On Friday, 29th March 2019, HRH, The Princess Royal, was the honoured VIP visitor to Le Mark Group Ltd., there to open its new high-tech international warehouse facility.

Spotrack to Reveal New Version at Prolight + Sound

02/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Spotrack, manufacturers of the world’s leading remotely operated followspot system, will be exhibiting at this year’s Prolight + Sound show at Messe Frankfurt from 2-5 April. Spotrack enables an operator to remotely control from any location, any number of moving lights as followspots. It works with any moving light and any lighting console, in any performance space and can be used in all entertainment sectors for live production from anywhere in the venue. The Spotrack team will be on hand to explain and discuss all aspects of the hardware and software that comprise a system which is revolutionising the lighting industry’s approach to spotlight control.

Tamino Shows Go Mega

02/04/2019 - Production News

Belgium – Lighting designer Jan Van Lindt from PRSPKTIV DESIGN has been working with one of the most hotly tipped young artists of the moment: hugely charismatic Belgian-Egyptian singer songwriter Tamino. Fresh from winning a 2019 MIA (Belgium’s top music awards) for Best Alternative Artist, the effortlessly handsome and passionate young performer has been gaining critical acclaim as fast as fans on the cusp of his career and his first album Amir which dropped at the end of 2018.

Andy Simmons Joins Nexo’s UK Team

02/04/2019 - People News

UK – NEXO has announced that Andy Simmons is joining its UK sales team, bringing with him a wealth of market knowledge acquired over 25 years in the industry.

Triple E provide VariRoller Accoustic Banners for Battersea Arts Centre

02/04/2019 - Project News

UK – The terrible blaze at Battersea Arts Centre in 2015 sent shockwaves through the local community and the performing arts sector as the venue succumbed to a fire destroying much of the building infrastructure and completely destroying the roof of the Grand Hall. However, fast forward four years and Battersea Arts Centre has been rebuilt and reopened with the fire contributing a notable and visible chapter to the venue’s colourful history and the overall look of the venue’s re-design.

Community R SERIES Chosen for Great Mosque of Algiers

02/04/2019 - Project News

Algeria – Prase Media Technologies, an Italian distributor of premium AV brands, has supplied the audio system for the Djamaâ el Djazaïr Mosque located by the Bay of Algiers. Also known as the Bouteflika Mosque, it will be the third largest mosque in the world when it opens in 2019. The gigantic building covers 20 hectares and is designed to welcome 120,000 faithful. Its 270 metre minaret is the highest building in Africa and the world's tallest minaret. Architects Drees & Sommer worked with Jürgen Engel Architekten and the engineering consultancy Krebs und Kiefer on the project, with AV integration by Advantex and CSCEC (China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd).

Cymatic Audio reinforces international distribution network with Konsbud Audio

01/04/2019 - Business News

Poland – Cymatic Audio has extended its European distribution into Poland with the appointment of renowned pro audio distribution specialist, Konsbud Audio. Konsbud has been introducing new brands to the Polish market for 30 years and is now one of the country’s biggest and most successful distributors of professional audio equipment.

Elation Adds New Fuze and Paladin Fixtures to Prolight + Sound Launches

01/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Elation Professional’s list of world premiere product launches at the upcoming Prolight + Sound show just got longer. Elation is pleased to be showing at Stand D56-58 in Hall 12.1 new luminaires in its popular Fuze and Paladin series.

Albion Rises from the Ashes with CDD and Disco Doctors

01/04/2019 - Project News

Australia – Melbourne-based audio visual integration company, Disco Doctors, recently completed an installation at the Albion Hotel in the south of the city, using a Martin Audio CDD solution.

South African Government Supports Backstage Academy Style Training Initiative

01/04/2019 - Standards News

UK & South Africa – For over a decade, Backstage Academy has been working with the South African Roadies Association (SARA) to explore the creation of a training initiative for the live events industry in South Africa. The ultimate goal of this collaboration is to establish a live events training institution based on the Backstage Academy model to provide the young people of South Africa with the skills and opportunities needed for the successful and continuing growth of the live events sector on the African continent.

WORK PRO’s Latest LightShark Software Adds Exciting New Functionality

01/04/2019 - Equipment News

WORK PRO has announced a significant software upgrade for its LightShark DMX-based hardware lighting console, resulting in major improvements to its features and functionality.

Outline at Frankfurt’s PL+S 2019

01/04/2019 - Event News

Germany - Italian loudspeaker and FPGA-based technologies manufacturer Outline will be showcasing a series of new products at the Frankfurt 2019 ProLight+Sound trade show.

New ADB products at Prolight+Sound 2019

01/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – ADB will be present at Prolight+Sound with a large demo and hospitality area (HALLE 12.0 stand E59), where visitors will see all the new products as well as some 'classics'.

TMB and Company NA Offer New Technology and Hospitality at Prolight + Sound 2019

01/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Be sure to visit TMB and Company NA at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt, 2 – 5 April. See the latest gear, enjoy our renowned hospitality throughout each day, and join our Stand Party after hours, Tuesday, 2 April. One lucky attendee will win one of our award-winning ProPlex IQ Testers as a door prize!

MDR Sound & Lighting Calls on Chauvet Professional to Add Colour To New Zealand Drama School Productions

01/04/2019 - Project News

New Zealand – Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School puts on six productions a year covering a range of genres, from drama, to comedy, to musicals. In 2019, these shows will not only be more rewarding for the community to watch, they’ll also afford students at New Zealand’s largest theatrical arts school with a more enriching learning experience, thanks to the addition of 55 Chauvet Professional Ovation fixtures, supplied by MDR Sound & Lighting.

JSA Stage Company becomes SIXTY82’s first distributor in Latvia and Ukraine

01/04/2019 - Business News

Latvia & Ukraine In response to significant business growth across Europe, SIXTY82 ‘The New Original’ manufacturer of next-generation trussing and staging systems, has announced that it has entered into a strategic agreement with JSA Stage Company as its exclusive distributor for Latvia and Ukraine.

Tourflex Cabling Invests in New Technology to Provide Further Customisation

01/04/2019 - Business News

UK – Tourflex Cabling has invested in brand new state-of-the-art machinery to provide customers with a service that offers even more customisation options for their cabling and connectors, including overmoulding, engraving and different colours.

L-Acoustics Syva comes in first at the Tour Down Under

01/04/2019 - Production News

Australia – Earlier this year, one of the world's biggest cycle races, the Santos Tour Down Under, joined an ever-widening and eclectic range of events, exhibitions, and installations that have turned to the L-Acoustics Syva colinear system to provide unobtrusive, high quality sound reinforcement for critical public performance.

DiGiCo Desks Pass Testing with Flying Colors on A$AP Rocky’s Injured Generation Tour

01/04/2019 - Production News

USA – Performing in full crash test dummy attire in the shadow of several vintage BMW and Mercedes Benz vehicles suspended over the stage, A$AP Rocky fully embraced the theme and vibe of his latest record, Testing, on his recent Injured Generation Tour. The A$AP Mob member’s first major North American road trip in more than three years, the 18-date arena trek carried a pair of DiGiCo mixing consoles, an SD12 at FOH and SD10 for monitors, supplied by Cleveland-based sound reinforcement provider Eighth Day Sound. The two desks were specified by FOH engineer Brandon Blackwell and monitor engineer Moshe Davenport, both of whom are diehard fans of the SD-Range.

KV2 Audio launches ESD Cube at PL+S 2019

01/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – PL+S 2019 heralds the global launch of the most compact loudspeaker yet in the KV2 Audio range. The ESD Cube ultra-compact passive 5-inch loudspeaker utilises a unique trans-coil design for superior vocal reproduction, extended high frequency response, increased dynamic range and the lowest distortion of any comparable loudspeaker in its class.

Audio Pro Heilbronn Elektroakustik Appointed Solid State Logic German Pro Distributor

01/04/2019 - Business News

Germany – Solid State Logic has announced Audio Pro as its new professional console distributor in Germany. The team has a prolific record of providing high-end audio solutions and support for live and installed audio systems.

GLP launches linear FR10 Bar and KNV Line / Dot

01/04/2019 - Event News

Germany – Following on from the groundbreaking X4 Bar series, GLP is introducing the FR10 Bar, a linear format fixture that offers unrivalled output and creative control, whilst blending seamlessly in with the existing X4 Bar series.