News Archive for May 2019

Brompton Technology makes Sunday Times WorldFirst SME Export Track 100

31/05/2019 - Business News

UK - ​Brompton Technology has been ranked in the fifth annual Sunday Times World First SME Export Track 100 league table.

Sennheiser returns to ABTT with full range of theatre focused products

31/05/2019 - Event News

UK –Sennheiser is set to return to this year’s ABTT with a raft of products, including its smallest ever bodypack transmitter, the new SK 6212, that are sure to delight the theatre industry. Held at Alexandra Palace on the 5th and 6th of June, ABTT is the UK’s only trade show dedicated to the country’s burgeoning theatre market and Sennheiser’s stand will be packed with the company’s theatre focussed ranges, including the full Digital 6000 Series, the MKE and HSP families and the new IE 40 PRO, IE 400 PRO and IE 500 PRO in-ear monitoring headphones.

Robe Dares to Dream at Eurovision 2019

31/05/2019 - Production News

Israel – Unashamed glitter, glamour, spandex, multicolour, bounce, camp costumes, fun and some properly superlative pop songs hit the airwaves hard and reverberated around Hall 2 of Expo Tel Aviv, Israel for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, which is currently the world’s largest music television show.

Boston's Cathedral of the Holy Cross Chooses Powersoft for Historic Renovation

31/05/2019 - Project News

USA – As the largest church of any faith in New England, Cathedral of the Holy Cross has long served as an important gathering place and "Mother Church" for Catholics living in the Archdiocese of Boston. Since its dedication in 1875 however, the structure's Upper Church has received relatively little refurbishment until 2018, when crews began an extensive renovation project of the 150-year-old Gothic revival structure. This renovation importantly included a full-scale overhaul of the Cathedral's sound system, which is now powered by Powersoft Ottocanali 1204 amplifiers and a custom designed line-array employing Powersoft D-Cell 504 2-/4-channel amp modules with onboard DSP and controlled by Powersoft’s Armonía software. The results of the renovation were debuted to over 30 million viewers worldwide via CatholicTV's filmed broadcast of the Chrism Mass held at Cathedral of the Holy Cross on 19 April.

Lighting Control Upgrade for Carmarthen Theatres

31/05/2019 - Project News

UK – Stage Electrics has supplied the Lyric Theatre, in Carmarthen, Wales, which is part of the Carmarthen Theatre’s Group, with a lighting control upgrade alongside additional staging.

LD Benoit Richard takes Rob Thomas on tour with all Elation rig

31/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas just kicked off his solo “Chip Tooth Tour” with an all Elation lighting rig specified, designed and programmed by Benoit Richard.

Sennheiser at InfoComm 2019

31/05/2019 - Event News

USA – At InfoComm 2019 (12-14 June, Orange County Convention Center, booth 5561), Sennheiser will highlight its business and education solutions portfolio, with a focus on its new TeamConnect Ceiling 2 (TCC2) microphone array. Sennheiser will offer live booth demonstrations of TeamConnect Ceiling 2, which uses its patented automatic, dynamic beam-forming technology to deliver the ultimate virtual meeting experience.

MILOS Product Academy held in Czech Republic and China

31/05/2019 - Event News

Czech Republic & ChinaThe MILOS Product Academy experienced another two successful editions this year in both the Czech Republic and China.

HALO-B shines in star-studded EM Acoustics line up at ABTT Theatre Show

31/05/2019 - Event News

UK – Following its UK launch at PLASA Focus last month, EM Acoustics is to showcase HALO-B at the ABTT Theatre Show in London’s Alexandra Palace. The third system in the HALO family is a medium format, 110° horizontal dispersion line array for indoor and outdoor sound reinforcement. As its name suggests, HALO-B sits between HALO-A and HALO-C in both physical size and overall system output. As such it is perhaps the most versatile system in the family and ideally suited to live performance applications in theatres, concert halls and other performance venues. HALO-B will feature amongst a range of other of EM Acoustics’ firm favourites for performance venue applications, including the award-winning ultra-compact EMS-41 which delivers class-leading performance in a truly bijou package.

Peavey Commercial Audio develops Digitool driver for Neets IP-based AV control interfaces

31/05/2019 - Equipment News

Peavey Commercial Audio has partnered with Neets to announce the availability of a driver for PCA’s Digitool family of digital audio processing units for matrixed zone processing. Shown for the first time in the US at InfoComm 2019, the newly ratified driver is currently available for the Digitool MX16 and Digitool Live devices and works with all Neets AV control interfaces with IP connectivity. These include the feature-rich TanGo control system that enables intuitive touch control through Neets hardware, Android/iOS devices or standard browsers allowing for custom-build GUIs.

ALS Accents Colours of Printemps Des Vins de Blaye with Chauvet Professional

31/05/2019 - Production News

France – Printemps des Vins de Blaye is more than a celebration of exquisite wines, it is also an event that offers visitors an opportunity to savour enchanting sights of natural beauty and historical significance. Located north of Bordeaux on the banks of the Gironde estuary, the village of Blaye traces its roots back to pre-Roman times and is the home to evocative ancient ruins. It provides an idyllic setting for this popular festival, held in a region that is known for its Côtes de Blaye red wine.

White Light Supplies LED Lighting Packages to ATG Venues

31/05/2019 - Project News

UK – White Light has recently supplied brand-new LED lighting packages to two ATG venues: Aylesbury Waterside and the Grand Opera House York.

Sound Technology Ltd announces distribution of LDE-lighttech LED mood lighting systems

31/05/2019 - Business News

UK – Sound Technology Ltd has announced UK distribution of TDE-lighttech. The LED modular lighting systems from the acclaimed Dutch manufacturer will supplement the dynamic architectural lighting offering from Martin by Harman in Sound Technology's professional lighting division.

LA Phil creates the ultimate orchestral experience with L-Acoustics L-ISA

31/05/2019 - Production News

South Korea – At a recent a stadium show in Seoul, South Korea, the LA Philharmonic Orchestra took the music of celebrated composer John Williams to whole new level, incorporating giant screen projection and a truly epic soundscape provided by L-Acoustics L-ISA Hyperreal Sound technology.

AC-ET Ireland Provides Green Solutions with PROLIGHTS

31/05/2019 - Production News

Ireland – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ireland Ltd. (AC-ET Ireland) has been supplying PROLIGHTS StudioCOB FC LED PARs across the country following demand for eco-friendly, yet high quality, lighting solutions.

Newton Sings The Blues with Joe Bonamassa and Adlib

31/05/2019 - Production News

worldwide - On blues-rock titan’s current world tour, Joe Bonamassa’s system engineer Michael Grabarczyk is one of many audio professionals who now rely on Outline’s extraordinary new Newton FPGA-based processing platform. Bonamassa played a three-night residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall in April as part of his European spring tour, for which Adlib provided a full audio package, including part of their Newton stock.

“Dare to Dream” with Claypaky at Eurovision Song Contest 2019

31/05/2019 - Production News

Israel – "Dare to Dream" was the slogan of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, won by the Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence and with lighting design by Ronen Najar and Dakar Azulay. Within the lighting rig were an unmissable 406 Claypaky fixtures, including the brand new Axcor 600 and Sharpy Plus, along with the timeless Sharpy Wash and Scenius Unico. Osram was once again the official lighting partner for the contest, which will next take place in the Netherlands in 2020.

Backstage Academy’s inspired Graduation Showcase

30/05/2019 - Production News

UK – Backstage Academy, the leading live event production educational facility, took full advantage of the vast Production Park on which it is based to present a thrilling Graduation Showcase recently. Third year students were assessed in an entirely project-based environment across five very different presentations, with each team working under a project manager. This had inspired not only the lecturers but also the many industry partners who supported the event, some arriving fresh from attending PLASA Focus down the road in Leeds.

Broadweigh launches new Bluetooth system at ABTT

30/05/2019 - Event News

UK – Broadweigh will launch its highly anticipated Broadweigh Bluetooth system at the ABTT Theatre Show 2019, 5-6 June at Alexandra Palace, London. Brand new to the market, the Broadweigh Bluetooth system makes wireless load monitoring accessible to smaller scale rigging applications. The new system will be on display and demonstrated on A.C. Entertainment Technologies' stand D1 at this year’s show.

Meyer Sound Leo Family Back for Another Round of TobyMac’s “HITS DEEP Tour”

30/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Enduringly popular Christian artist TobyMac was back on the road this year for the fourth edition of his HITS DEEP tour, a perennial winter-into-spring music celebration that circulates through arenas across the United States. The seven-time Grammy Award winner headlined the shows at A-level venues in major markets, including the Prudential Center (Newark), Sears Centre (metro Chicago), Bridgestone Arena (Nashville) and Infinite Energy Arena (Atlanta), along with mid-size arenas in secondary markets. As has been the case from the outset of the HITS DEEP series, this year’s edition relied on a Meyer Sound Leo Family system supplied by Blackhawk Audio of White House, Tennessee.

Kraftwerk in Tokyo: Immersive sound experience with d&b Soundscape and KSL Systems

30/05/2019 - Production News

Japan – In April 2019, Kraftwerk put on four sold-out shows in Tokyo. d&b audiotechnik Japan provided the system solutions used in Orchard Hall, which belongs to the Bunkamura complex. The sound solutions included KSL loudspeakers with D80 amps and d&b Soundscape to reproduce a sound immersion that totally impressed the audiences. The combined use of KSL and Soundscape was a world premiere and a perfect complement to the visual 3D experience offered by the Kraftwerk performances.

David Summers Goes Rogue for Fever 333

30/05/2019 - Production News

USA – As David Summers sees it, his role when working as a lighting designer is to “create visuals that emulate the vibe of the band.” Given this philosophy, it wasn’t surprising that when the Colorado Springs-based LD got a call to light Grammy-nominated Fever 333 on their current North American tour, the word “intensity” immediately blasted its way to the top of his head.

AV Stumpfl to Present AT64-SHIFT Screen System and New PIXERA mini Server at InfoComm 2019

30/05/2019 - Event News

USA – AV Stumpfl will present its new AT64-SHIFT system for large mobile projection screens and the new PIXERA mini media server at this year's InfoComm in Orlando.

Claypaky Fixtures Illuminate AR Rahman’s Flowers TV Show in Kochi

30/05/2019 - Production News

India – When legendary Indian musician AR Rahman performed his two-day Flowers TV show at the ADLUX International Convention Centre in Kochi, Kerala, India, a large complement of Claypaky lighting fixtures helped illuminate the dynamic staging that his fans have come to expect.

Allen & Heath Rolls Out Crowd-Pleasing Features and Dynamic Add-Ons with SQ V1.4

30/05/2019 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has released V1.4 firmware for its award-winning SQ series, delivering a raft of crowd-pleasing features and new dynamic processing options ported from the company’s flagship dLive digital mixing system.

Kelly Clarkson Realises Meaning of Life on the Road with DiGiCo

30/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Although Kelly Clarkson has performed numerous one-offs and festival shows since the launch of her eighth and most recent studio album, 2017’s Meaning of Life, this year’s eagerly anticipated two-month North American trek in support of it marked the artist’s first proper return to the road since 2015’s Piece by Piece tour. For Chris Michaelessi who has served as Clarkson’s FOH engineer since 2011, the availability of the new Quantum engine for DiGiCo’s flagship touring console couldn’t have come at a better time.

Chicago’s New SX Sky Bar Equipped with Martin Audio

30/05/2019 - Project News

USA – Encompass AV recently installed a comprehensive Martin Audio CDD sound system in the fashionable SX Sky Bar nightclub and lounge that occupies two floors of the luxurious new Hotel Essex across from Chicago’s Grant Park.

Stage|Set|Scenery focuses on stage technology as its key area of expertise

29/05/2019 - Event News

Germany What are the challenges involved in repairing stage equipment during the summer break? How can theatres switch to renewable energy and what are the benefits of mobile battery-powered stage technology? What technical solutions are best for temporary theatres and multi-purpose event venues? This year Stage|Set|Scenery, which is taking place from 18 to 20 June 2019 in Berlin, will once again be concentrating on the practical issues where stage technology, stage equipment, planning and architecture are concerned, with a focus on an interdisciplinary dialogue between the skilled trades. Wesko Rohde, chairman of the board and managing director of Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft (DTHG):Stage|Set|Scenery has grown into a unique platform for those involved in the theatre and events. As well as giving practitioners and creatives an opportunity to exchange views on their specialist subjects Stage|Set|Scenery is also the place for an interdisciplinary dialogue and proactive discussion on the latest industry trends. The construction and refurbishment of theatres and cultural buildings is a point in case. That can only succeed as a result of optimum collaboration among experts.”

Clair Briothers Big Sale to Merino Producciones Técnicas

29/05/2019 - Production News

Argentina – It did not take long for Clair Brothers newest Argentine distributor, SVC, to make a significant sale of the Manheim, Pennsylvania loudspeaker manufacturer’s C12 line array system. With integral presentation assistance from Fabián Giordano of Sonamos Audio, a key Clair Brothers partner in Argentina, the live demo at Giordano’s location to Argentine production company Merino Producciones Técnicas was a great success. “This was not just a demo,” explains Ricardo Pegnotti, audio division director at SVC, “it was an event attended by several recognised audio professionals from the region.” In fact, one of the attendees at the presentation was Pichón Dal Pont, a renowned sound engineer and winner of three Grammy Awards. He commented on the demo and the subsequent sale of the C12 system: "Clair Brothers in Argentina? Who would have dreamed it? I’m in awe of how much quality, power and presence, within the entire musical range, this system offers. It’s incredible! I wish we had C12s for shows in my day. Just listening to them, I only need to say one word about what they are for me… perfect!"

Robe Supports Prague Quadrennial 2019

29/05/2019 - Event News

Czech Republic – Robe will be involved as a supporter of the 2019 Prague Quadrennial which is being artistically directed by scenic lighting and costume designer Markéta Fantová and runs 6th to 16th June at the Vystaviste Praha (Prague Exhibition Grounds) and locations in and around Prague, the Czech Republic’s beautiful and vibrant capital city.

Ayrton appoints Q-Light Egypt as its latest international distributor

29/05/2019 - Business News

Egypt – Ayrton has announced the appointment of Q-Light, Egypt as the latest addition to its international distributor’s network. As Ayrton’s newest exclusive distributor, Q-Light will be responsible for the distribution of the full portfolio of Ayrton’s LED profile, wash, spot and effects luminaires in Egypt.

Crown Theatre Perth boosts pulling power with L-Acoustics K2

29/05/2019 - Project News

Australia – One of Western Australia’s most prestigious musical and entertainment venues, Crown Theatre Perth, recently commissioned and installed a new L-Acoustics K2 PA system, with help from AAA Productions and Jands.

Flexible Yamaha Solution Joins Dutch Community

29/05/2019 - Project News

The Netherlands – Although the Dutch village of Vredepeel only has 245 permanent residents, it has a remarkable sense of community. Having raised over 100,000 EUR towards the cost of combining the church and community centre, they are now enjoying all the benefits of a flexible, networked Yamaha audio system.

JDI Productions Adds Punch to Project Mayhem with Chauvet Professional Maverick Fixtures

29/05/2019 - Production News

USA – At the end of every school year, college students in this corner of New England mark the occasion by gathering at the iconic Strand Ballroom & Theatre for a day (and night) long celebration of EDM music and culture. Project Mayhem, as the event is called, more than lived up to its name this year, with non-stop bass growls thundering, an exuberant crowd dancing boisterously, and a searing lighting and visual display, created with Chauvet Professional fixtures, supplied by JDI Productions.

Mu-Mu’s New Nebula Variable Acoustics System Relies on the Natural Sound of DPA Microphones

29/05/2019 - Project News

UK – Mu-Mu Audio, a company that specialises in location based recording and live sound hire, is using DPA microphones as part of a bespoke system that allows venues to create a variable acoustic without having to undergo expensive or complex building work.

Showtec Phantom 180 Wash

29/05/2019 - Equipment News

The Showtec Phantom 180 Wash is an RGBW wash moving head with motorised zoom spanning 7°-50°. It is equipped with 12 powerful 15W RGBW LEDs, divided into four separate controllable sections. It is dimmable from 0% to 100% and with strobe function on board from 0 to 20Hz. The pan and tilt movements are precise, very quick and offer various programmable modes. The six-facet circular and five-facet linear and rotating prisms offer various visual possibilities.

A New Claypaky LED Lighting System for the Mole Antonelliana

29/05/2019 - Project News

Italy – Claypaky, in conjunction with Iren, entirely redesigned the lighting of the Mole Antonelliana. Turin's iconic monument was designed by Alessandro Antonelli and built between 1863 and 1889.

Alcons, Astro and Avid Bring Triple A-Grade Line-Up to InfoComm 2019

29/05/2019 - Event News

USA – At InfoComm 2019, Alcons Audio will be showcasing the Alcons Pro-Ribbon Immersive Experience for the third time. Continuing its evolution, this year it has triple-A status, as not only will Alcons again be partnering with Astral Spatial Audio, but also with pro mixing solutions by Avid for the first time.

Audiologic Promoting and Recruiting

29/05/2019 - People News

UK – Leading provider of professional audio-visual equipment, Audiologic, has announced the recruitment of new application support engineer Phil Hackett, as well as the internal promotions of two key members of staff. Phil joins Audiologic following a long and successful career at the Mechdyne Corporation. A vastly experienced technology solutions engineer, specialising in complex AV systems in the commercial and education sectors, he has worked on every conceivable kind of project and adds yet more value to Audiologic’s exceptional team.

Vari-Lite VL10 BeamWash gives “perfect” performance for Spanish superstar Bunbury

29/05/2019 - Production News

Mexico – Lighting designer Miguel González, of Madrid-based Colorcode Studio, chose the new Vari-Lite VL10 BeamWash fixture to enhance his design for the Mexico leg of Spanish star Enrique Bunbury’s current world tour. Running since 2017, the Expectativas tour is Bunbury's most ambitious production to date.

Matrix Sales Named New Eilon Distributor in Denmark

28/05/2019 - Business News

Denmark – Leading load monitoring company Eilon Engineering has announced that Matrix Sales will begin to distribute Eilon products in Denmark. Under terms of the agreement, Matrix Sales will provide full sales and support for the complete range of Eilon Ron StageMaster load monitoring solutions used to protect audiences and performers from dangerous overloads.

Proteus Hybrid Endures Frigid Conditions on Swarovski Crystal Worlds Festival of Light

28/05/2019 - Production News

Austria – Year-after-year in winter, a Festival of Light at Swarovski Crystal Worlds in the Austrian town of Wattens attracts thousands of visitors. The entire park shines and sparkles in a magical interplay of light, music, and crystal and as a recurring highlight guests are treated to a special 15-minute light show.

KV2 Audio stars in re-imagined version of West Side Story at Manchester Royal Exchange with sound design by Richard Brooker

28/05/2019 - Production News

UK – West Side Story ranks as one of the most popular musicals of all time and continues to delight audiences 60 years after its Broadway debut. Leonard Bernstein’s score remains as timeless as ever, and Arthur Laurents’ storyline, based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet transposed to gang-ridden 1950s' America, also remains hauntingly relevant. However, the production at Manchester’s Royal Exchange theatre is the first ever not to feature Jerome Robbins’ original choreography, having been adapted for the theatre’s in-the-round configuration by Aletta Collins. The re-imagined production – directed by Sarah Frankcom and mixed by associate sound designer, Owen Lewis – has received rave reviews from every quarter and for just about every aspect, including the superb sound which was designed by Richard Brooker and delivered by KV2 Audio.

Getting Creative with Robe

28/05/2019 - Production News

Australia – Creative Productions, one of Australia’s leading lighting and video rental companies, has just moved into a brand-new purpose built 3,000 square metre HQ, warehouse and office space in Molendinar on Australia’s Gold Coast, part of an impressive growth trajectory that started when Dave Jackson (pictured) founded the company in 2012.

The Hollies Keep on Rocking with Chauvet Professional

28/05/2019 - Production News

Germany – With their soaring, distinctive harmonies and brilliantly crafted songs, the Hollies were one of the most important pop groups to emerge from the early 1960s British Rock revolution. In addition to being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2010, the Manchester group is, in fact, one of the few British groups of the era (along with the Rolling Stones) to never have disbanded.

Elation Smarty Hybrid Now Available in IP65 Version

28/05/2019 - Equipment News

With the success of the efficient Smarty Hybrid luminaire and the increasing popularity of the Proteus range of weatherproof fixtures, Elation Professional now offers the Proteus Smarty Hybrid. Housing the same full feature set and using the same highly-efficient Philips MSD Platinum 200 Flex 280W lamp (6,000 hours) as the Smarty Hybrid, the Proteus Smarty Hybrid’s IP65 dust and water protection means this compact and versatile effect can be used exposed on outdoor stages with no worries.

Renkus-Heinz Appoints Northmar in Pacific Northwest

28/05/2019 - Business News

USA – Renkus-Heinz has announced the appointment of Northmar, Inc., as its representative in the Pacific Northwest. Formed in April 1952, and based in Seattle, Washington, Northmar is one of the oldest rep firms in the Northwestern US, maintaining relationships with principals that in some cases go back more than 30 years. Northmar's sales territory includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.

City Theatrical at ABTT London 2019

28/05/2019 - Event News

UK – City Theatrical will be demonstrating new technology on Stand K1 at ABTT Theatre Show 2019 at Alexandra Palace in London, from 5 – 6 June, 2019.

Fluxx Eventing-Animatie and Chauvet Professional Provide Uplifting Looks for Gala of Happiness

28/05/2019 - Production News

Belgium – For the past six years, Gala of Happiness has been operating on an interesting premise: to provide an uplifting explosion of musical enjoyment in the darkest depths of winter. At the 2019 event, which was organised by Vayamundo, an after party of epic proportions saw chart-topping Belgian band Please Don't Kill The Clown take to the stage at the Kursaal Oostende. Brought in to create an uplifting visual backdrop for the performance were local production specialists Fluxx Eventing-Animatie, who specified 28 Chauvet Professional ÉPIX Strip IP as part of their lighting concept, all controlled via a ChamSys MQ80 console.

L-ISA lifts the show for Christine and the Queens

28/05/2019 - Production News

France – Acclaimed French singer, songwriter and producer Christine and the Queens (Tilted, Girlfriend), has been touring her studio album Chris, bringing a unique blend of theatrical set, contemporary dance, and her own special 'freakpop' to the stage. For the French leg of her international tour, systems engineer Vladimir Coulibre decided to specify a PA worthy of the performance and brought in L-Acoustics L-ISA Hyperreal Sound technology.

Introducing LS-Wing, a New Fader Wing Addition to WORK PRO’s LightShark Console Range

28/05/2019 - Event News

USA – WORK PRO’s LightShark DMX-based hardware lighting consoles are sure to be the talk of InfoComm 2019 thanks to the launch of LS-Wing, a brand new fader wing that doubles the number of direct DMX universes available with each product in the range.

ETC and High End Systems return to ABTT 2019

28/05/2019 - Event News

UK – ETC and High End Systems prepare to showcase the latest line up of products at the 2019 ABTT Theatre Show on stands R1 and S1.

ABTT search for Technician of the Year 2019 ‘Star’

24/05/2019 - Event News

UK – The ABTT’s annual search to find its Technician of the Year is gathering pace and if you know of an outstanding individual working in our industry today who deserves recognition for their contribution to the art of technical theatre, then now is the time to act. Deadline: Friday, 31 May 2019.

ABTT Annual Product Awards: Submissions Open

24/05/2019 - Event News

UK – Time’s running out to nominate products for the Association of British Theatre Technicians’ (ABTT) coveted awards bestowed by peers and industry experts each year in June, at the ABTT Theatre Show.

The hotly contested Product Awards for Engineering, Sound, & Lighting, along with the award for Widget of the Year, are open to any company or individual whose products are substantially new to the market during the last twelve months and are available now for purchase, immediate delivery and use.

Finding a Natural Rebel in Richard Ashcroft

24/05/2019 - Production News

UK – Undoubtedly one of the most influential British singers of the last two decades, Richard Ashcroft has pursued a hugely successful solo career following the initial split of acclaimed alt rockers The Verve in 1999.

Meyer Sound Partners with TED for Audio Clarity, Locally and Globally

24/05/2019 - Production News

Canada – Meyer Sound has announced a multi-year partnership agreement to supply audio reinforcement systems for the annual TED Conference, the flagship event for the iconic, multi-faceted global community dedicated to spreading new insights and ideas for the benefit of humanity. Inaugurated at TED2019, held recently at Canada’s Vancouver Convention Centre, the collaboration between Meyer Sound and TED is the result of what both enterprises regard as a common culture of excellence.

Spectrum and d&b audiotechnik support Kelsea Ballerini tour

24/05/2019 - Production News

USA – The newest and youngest country music artist to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, Kelsea Ballerini began her career with the release of her first album, “The First Time,” in 2015 followed by “Unapologetically” released in 2017, the same year in which she received a Best New Artist nomination at the GRAMMY Awards.

GLP Bars and Hybrid Strobes Post High Impact on World Tour

24/05/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – One of the most successful, if at times controversial rap/rock stars, Post Malone has shown on his current world tour his total command of arena stages as a solo performer.

Genelec delivers fat sound at Ciccio’s, Stockholm

24/05/2019 - Project News

Sweden – Ciccio is an affectionate way to say ‘chubby’ in Italian. Symbolising as it does a love for all the good things in life, it seemed the perfect name for Gruppo Italiano’s latest restaurant venture in Stockholm. Ciccio’s is the fourth establishment of the award-winning, family-run restaurant group, and perhaps the most ambitious. Inspired by New York’s famous Little Italy district, Ciccio’s is designed to be a meeting place that blurs the boundaries between work, eating, drinking and socialising. To help create the right atmosphere, Gruppo Italiano turned to systems integrator, Hages, in Stockholm, who supplied and installed a state-of-the-art Genelec sound system.

Chauvet DJ Freedom Par Quad-4 Helps Elizabeth Coco Meet Tight Deadlines For Emily’s List Gala

24/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Designer Elizabeth Coco was looking forward to lighting the “We Are Emily Conference and Gala” for Emily’s List on 4 April. Held at the Marriott Marquis, just blocks from the White House, the event reaffirmed the accomplishment of women in politics and focused on important issues of the day. An impressive array of some of the most important women in government was on hand for the gala, including five US congresswomen, two senators and a host of mayors, attorneys generals and other prominent figures.

Unusual Rigging demonstrates 'ground-breaking' K2 software at ABTT

24/05/2019 - Event News

UK – Unusual Rigging is looking forward to an exciting couple of days at this year's ABTT where the company will be demonstrating K2 software – a ground breaking product that combines the best aspects of existing programming methodologies with some stunning new concepts.

SD12 perfectly compact choice for Ward Thomas tour

24/05/2019 - Production News

UK – British Country-Pop duo Ward Thomas (24-year old twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy) recently

ETC names new CEO

24/05/2019 - People News

Continuing the 40+ year tradition of strong company leadership, the ETC board of directors has appointed Dick Titus as president/CEO of ETC.

Britannia Row Supplies UK’s Largest Indoor PA Rig for Jay Chou

23/05/2019 - Production News

UK – Taiwanese singer and film star, Jay Chou, has amassed millions of fans across the globe, starred in Hollywood blockbusters, broken records for the most expensive live production in Australia and sold over 30 million albums worldwide. He recently entrusted Britannia Row Productions to deliver the biggest PA rig that Britain’s largest indoor venue, London’s 02 Arena, has ever seen.

LED Creative Got Your Back

23/05/2019 - Production News

UK – LED illumination specialist LED Creative supported scenic designer Andrew Gates, lighting director Stuart Pring and the team at Joe Lycett's Got Your Back.

Giglam SA Adds Immersive Element to Weather Festival with Chauvet Professional ÉPIX Strip IP

23/05/2019 - Production News

France – Creating an immersive environment at a music festival starts with the stage, but it by no means ends there. This was the guiding philosophy that Vincent Rautureau and his team at Giglam SA followed when lighting the Weather Festival, which returned to Paris’ La Seine Musicale on Saturday 27 April after a two-year hiatus.

New Video Release on A4i.t v – Understanding the Beaufort scale

23/05/2019 - Business News

In the newest entertaining and educationa video release on, Area Four Industries technical director Dipl-Ing. Norbert Tripp discusses the history of the Beaufort scale and how it works. He dives into the differences between wind speed, wind force and wind pressure, and how this scale is used to measure them.

Stage|Set|Scenery: It’s all about the sound

23/05/2019 - Event News

GermanyAt Stage|Set|Scenery, which will be taking place from 18 to 20 June in Berlin, trade visitors can find out about the latest developments in audio technology, ranging from acoustic design to wireless digital sound systems. At the international trade show and conference for theatre, film and event technology, national and international exhibitors will be presenting their latest innovations in audio systems, acoustics, acoustic equipment, PA systems and electro-acoustics. The audio segment is fully booked, with newcomers making up 35 per cent of the exhibitors. Leading industry players such as Meyer Sound, Yamaha, Gerriets and d&b audiotechnik will be among those present. DPA Microphones, Kling & Freitag and Yamaha are presenting their innovations for the first time at the show.

Six ‘Theatres at Risk’ get a helping hand from Theatres Trust

23/05/2019 - Business News

UK – A total of £90,000 worth of support awarded as part of the new Theatres at Risk Capacity Building Programme.

Martin Audio adds power to fastest-selling portable range with BlacklineX Powered

23/05/2019 - Equipment News

Designed to set a new benchmark for full-bandwidth, high definition portable audio at a user-friendly price point, Martin Audio has announced BlacklineX Powered, bringing new active options to the award-winning BlacklineX family.

Yamaha Helps Signal the Return of LocHal to the People of Tilburg

23/05/2019 - Project News

The Netherlands – For 77 years the locomotive repair facility in the Dutch city of Tilburg was a vital part of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS, or Dutch Railways) network. Employing hundreds of local people, its 2009 closure had a profound effect on the area. But now the building has been reborn as a major cultural and learning centre, where Yamaha audio systems are helping to drive the train of new innovation forward.

SoundCop, the xC-Series and the Taming of the Gustav Vasa

23/05/2019 - Project News

Sweden – One of the largest and most beautiful of Stockholm’s churches, the Gustav Vasa Kyrka, in the city’s Vasastaden district, carried out a major refurbishment and technical upgrade. As one would expect of such an edifice, when it comes to technical systems the church has quite specific aesthetic preferences. And for sound reinforcement, meeting these requirements is complicated further by the physical and acoustical reality of the building itself.

ROE Visual LED Wall Brings Grand Foyer at the Star Casino to Life

23/05/2019 - Project News

Australia – The Star Casino in Sydney has unveiled its immersive indoor light and water display, featuring a huge crescent-shaped video screen based on Black Onyx LED panels by ROE Visual.

Peavey Commercial Audio announces demo room schedule for Crest Audio at InfoComm 2019

22/05/2019 - Event News

USA – Visitors to InfoComm 2019 will be able to both see and hear the new Versarray Mk III and Versarray PRO compact line array systems from Crest Audio, plus a host of other Crest and PCA product in audio demo room W224A. Hour-long demos will be running every day at 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm. In between those times, customers are welcome to see the products up close and meet the team for a better idea of how a Crest/Peavey solution might suit their needs.

Theatre Royal Wakefield, upgrades to HALO-C system from EM Acoustics

22/05/2019 - Project News

UK – Built in 1894, Theatre Royal Wakefield is a grade II* listed, highly ornate, traditional proscenium arch theatre in the heart of Yorkshire’s cathedral city of Wakefield. The design and vision of the famous British architect, Frank Matcham and one of the smallest remaining Matcham auditoriums today, Theatre Royal Wakefield is a shining example of his ability to create a beautiful theatrical environment within a very tight space. The time had come to replace the theatre’s old and failing PA with a new, modern system that would provide high quality, even coverage across all the seats in the auditorium. Theatre Royal Wakefield’s technical manager, Di Clough, turned to Huddersfield-based systems integrator, Sound and Light Concepts Ltd, who supplied and installed a full HALO-C compact line array system from EM Acoustics.

Charlie Hulme joins the Robe North America Team

22/05/2019 - People News

USA – Robe North America has announced the appointment of Charlie Hulme as business development manager. He will specifically be focusing on advancing systems sales and the coordination of installation projects.

Meyer Sound Debuts Ultra-X40 and Previews Spacemap LIVE at InfoComm

22/05/2019 - Event News

USA – For InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Meyer Sound has expanded its booth and demo room footprints to showcase multiple new products, most notably the Ultra-X40 point source loudspeaker, and to immerse visitors in a captivating preview of Spacemap Live, a prototype spatial sound mixing tool.

SFL helps Birmingham Passion Play come to life

22/05/2019 - Production News

UK – On the three days before Good Friday, the streets of central Birmingham, were taken over by The Birmingham Passion Play 2019, ambitious, contemporary retelling of the Easter story, organised by Christian charity and theatre company Saltmine Trust, with support from The Passion Trust. To help bring the creative vision to life, Saltmine partnered with leading UK audio visual production supplier, SFL.

DiGiCo Set to Showcase New Products and Upgrades at InfoComm 2019

22/05/2019 - Event News

USA – Drawing more than 40,000 attendees each year, InfoComm ranks as North America’s largest dedicated pro-AV exhibition and frequently serves as one of DiGiCo’s primary global launch sites for new products. This year promises to be no exception, as DiGiCo will be showcasing a variety of exciting new offerings as well as upgrades to its current line-up on stand 6081 from 12 to 14 June.

Pro Gear Creates Club Atmosphere at Moose Bar Chain with Chauvet DJ

22/05/2019 - Project News

Belgium –Throughout the world, people have taken mobility to a new level. Pop-up stores are redefining retailing from Brooklyn to Barcelona. Food trucks are serving up tasty meals on every corner. Now Versuz, the largest nightclub in Belgium and one of the hottest venues in Europe, has added a happy new twist to the pop-up concept with Moose Bar.

Cal Baptist’s Prestigious Collinsworth School of Music Overcomes Live Sound Challenges

22/05/2019 - Production News

USA – As technical director at the Collinsworth School of Music at California Baptist University, Matthew McConnell holds the equipment he purchases to the same high standards expected from the school’s students. When McConnell recently found that he wasn’t satisfied with the sound he was capturing on the string bass and cello instruments during performances, he turned to Jeff Suchy at Apex Audio to find the best solution. After testing various clip-on mics and pick-ups, the duo ultimately selected DPA Microphones’ d:vote 4099 instrument microphone as the perfect tool for the job.

Chroma-Q Space Force – the latest Fashion on the Catwalk

22/05/2019 - Production News

UK – Lighting designer Stuart Pring has used Chroma-Q Space Force LED soft lights to beautifully illuminate the JW Anderson February Autumn/Winter Fashion Show.

grandMA3 celebrates at SPOT festival: All female tech crew

22/05/2019 - Production News

Denmark – SPOT is an annual music festival in the city of Aarhus, Denmark, showcasing up-and-coming Danish and Scandinavian talents. Close to 200 artists and bands from most genres of contemporary popular music such as rock, hip-hop and electronic Music play various stages across the town. The festival is organized by ROSA (Dansk Rock Samråd, translating as Danish Rock Council). This year’s version of SPOT featured 25 stages with a total of 300 acts.

Technic Consult of Austria Upgrades with Artiste Picasso and Paladin

22/05/2019 - Production News

Austria – Technic Consult of Austria has been a satisfied customer of Elation products for years, products like the industry staple Platinum Beam 5R and FS 15R Followspot, but the company says now the time was right to upgrade. The event technology providers recently welcomed to their inventory brand new Elation Artiste Picasso LED moving heads and multi-functional Paladin effects.

PR Lighting Goes for Total Integration Package at Get Show

21/05/2019 - Event News

China – PR Lighting took a fresh approach to its vast, 558 sq.m. booth design at this year’s four-day GET Show at the Poly World Trade Centre in Guangzhou.

Bob Schacherl Announcement

21/05/2019 - People News

USA - Bob Schacherl, co-CEO of Robe North America, has announced that he will be stepping down from his post on 30th June, 2019.

ESTA Plugfest Announces Free RDMnet Webinar

21/05/2019 - Event News

USA - The ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest organisers have announced that an “Introduction to RDMnet” will be broadcast live on Sunday 21 July from 7:00pm to 8:30pm CDT. This event is being offered free of charge to both ESTA and non-ESTA members.

Elite Multimedia Productions helps take over the stage with Morgan Evans

21/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Hailing from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, singer/songwriter Morgan Evans has a unique passion and energy which has been impacting the lives of country music fans worldwide. Having already toured with music icons Taylor Swift and Alan Jackson, the CMA Award-winner recently released his second studio album “Things That We Drink To” which reached the Billboard Music Top 10. Ready to now head out on a tour all his own, production designer Norwood Wood worked with co-designer and programmer Mike Marcario and created a versatile and powerful lighting design supplied by Elite Multimedia Productions.

A unique platform for connection and trade: PLASA Focus Leeds in review

21/05/2019 - Event News

UK – PLASA Focus Leeds returned to the Royal Armouries from 14-15 May for its 11th edition. With an 8% increase in visitors, the show once again proved to be a key social and business event in the entertainment technology calendar, welcoming professionals from across the industry over two days.

Jason Bullock Runs Wiz Khalifa’s Coachella Show with ChamSys

21/05/2019 - Production News

USA – From the instant he stepped onto the Sahara Tent stage shouting: “Make some noise,” before breaking into “J’s On My Feet,” while being supported by the thunderous sound of his band, Wiz Khalifa’s Coachella performance was filled with dramatic moments. But for the Grammy-nominated star’s long-time lighting designer Jason Bullock, the real drama started about 24 hours before the show began.

Martin MAC Encores and VDO Sceptron on tour with Hoodie Allen

21/05/2019 - Production News

Europe – Hayden Borgars has covered a broad spectrum of shows during his career as a lighting designer, including a wide range of music genres, corporate, dance and theatre.

LRLR Registration Deadline Approaching

21/05/2019 - Event News

USA – The deadline for registering to ride with the 2019 Long Reach Long Riders is 1 June. Applications received after 1 June may not be accepted, depending on the number of available hotel rooms along the route.

Barco’s new LED series offers outcome driven solutions for all indoor LED applications

21/05/2019 - Equipment News

Barco is introducing its newest LED series. Over the past years, high-resolution LED has established a certain dominance as the core technology in the world of display visualisation, and its use cases are booming across many segments. Barco’s XT series is specifically designed to provide premium quality and reliability, addressing a broad audience in a wider range of indoor LED applications. launches at PLASA Focus Leeds 2019

21/05/2019 - Event News

UK –, the one-stop, online shop for gobos and projection products, exhibited at PLASA Focus Leeds 2019 where the team showed off its new, extremely high resolution glass gobos. “The new glass gobos render images in much finer detail than has been previously possible,” explains CEO Paul de Ville. “The exquisitely fine resolution allows much greater detail to be produced on smaller gobos, and has been created in response to the huge improvements in optical quality of most modern lanterns. The resultant HR gobos give the lighting designer more scope, not only allowing for more detailed images, but also enabling more accurate adaptation of standard gobo designs to fit on the new generation of smaller gobos used by many moving light fixtures.”

A.C. Entertainment Technologies Exhibits Multiple Exclusive Theatrical Solutions at ABTT 2019

21/05/2019 - Event News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd (AC-ET) will demonstrate its extensive and exclusive portfolio of leading theatrical technologies including new lighting, rigging, audio and video products at the ABTT Theatre Show 2019, London, 5th - 6th June.

Adlib Extends Newton Inventory and Delivers Product Training

21/05/2019 - Production News

UK – One of the UK’s busiest sound hire companies, Liverpool’s Adlib, has added further Outline Newton 16+8 units to its hire inventory, following their adoption as the company’s go-to processing hub for festival stages and complex multi-source applications.

L-Acoustics Cultivates Abundant Sound at The Grove

21/05/2019 - Project News

USA – When The Grove Community Church of Riverside, California built its current worship centre more than 12 years ago, Olympia, Washington-based CCI Solutions facilitated the design and installation of the sound system for its 1,800-seat main auditorium. Since that time, like many churches, The Grove’s music sets have gradually moved toward a more contemporary praise style requiring a robust sound system to best capture both the band’s impact and vocalists’ intelligibility. So when CCI Solutions recently got the call to once again assess the room’s sonic needs, the integrator recommended a new system built on L-Acoustics’ Kara(i) and Kiva II platforms.

Additional industry experts join KOI judging panels

21/05/2019 - Event News

UK – The highly esteemed Knight of Illumination UK (KOI) Awards, which celebrates the creative and technical talents of video and lighting designers, welcomes a number of new judges to each of the panels across the three disciplines of Theatre, Television, and Concert Touring & Events for the 2019 Awards.

Avolites Ai Drives the World’s Largest Permanent Video Projection Installation

21/05/2019 - Project News

Qatar – The world’s largest permanent video projection installation has opened at the architecturally striking new National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ). Inside, an incredible 21 billion pixels are being processed every second by nine Avolites Ai Q3 servers, alongside another 163 Ai Miami software licences, running on 1U 8K media servers custom designed by the London-based visual technologists, RES.

Adlib Gets D’Musical for Mrs Brown’s Boys

20/05/2019 - Production News

UK - Continuing an excellent working relationship that stretches back nearly 20 years (to 2000 to be precise) Adlib is supplying full technical production: sound, lighting, video and rigging with over 100 points to the ongoing 2019 arena tour by Brendan O’Carroll and his Mrs. Brown’s Boys phenomenon.

Not Too Much TV for Robe

20/05/2019 - Production News

Belgium – “There’s No Such Thing as Too Much TV” proclaimed Belgian TV channel SBS at the launch party for its upcoming season’s programming, an event attended by sponsors together with a host of TV celebrities and glitterati, staged at the architecturally hyperreal Docks Arena event space in Brussels.

Nicholas Lloyd Webber Chooses Audient Console for New Studio Complex

20/05/2019 - Project News

UK – An Audient ASP8024 Heritage Edition console was recently installed in Nicholas Lloyd-Webber’s brand new central London recording facility. He describes the five-room complex which is now up and running as “a wonderful studio. It’s incredibly flexible whether it be for tracking, mixing or working to picture in all of the rooms at once or independently.”

Renkus-Heinz Will be as Hot as the Florida Sun at InfoComm 2019

20/05/2019 - Event News

USA – Marking its 40th anniversary, Renkus-Heinz will debut several of this year's hottest new products at the InfoComm show as temperatures reach into the 90s in sunny Orlando. Led by new company president Matthew Czyzewski and chief technology officer Ralph Heinz, the legendary loudspeaker manufacturer will exhibit at Booth 6643, with product demonstrations in Demo Room W221BC.

Take That goes Global

20/05/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – As the cliché would have it, ‘from tiny acorns mighty oaks do grow’. So it is with concepts and their fruit, not least in the world of concert spectaculars. “Mark Owen came to our first meeting and before discussions had even begun proposed we use the spherically rendered Take That logo from the cover of the new Odyssey album for the stage show.” This was how the band’s long-time tour director, Chris Vaughan of CV Productions, revealed the kernel of the concept. “No idle thought, Mark’s idea was a fully formed vision, with a huge panoramic screen behind it, and video adorning the total surface of the sphere; this would come to be the defining image of the tour.”

Massimo Tomasino Creates Big Looks on Small Stage for Antonello Venditti with Chauvet Professional

20/05/2019 - Production News

Switzerland – Built in 1910, the rustic Alpine-style Volkshaus concert hall provides a stark contrast to the many sleek glass and steel structures that dot the trendy western section of Switzerland’s largest city. The hall’s restaurant, which serves classics like “Hacktätschli,” a traditional minced meat dish, also harkens back to an earlier era. Its old-style aura notwithstanding, Volkshaus also offers excellent acoustics, which explains why so many internationally renowned bands representing every music genre have performed at the venerable venue.

Yamaha VXL Line Array Loudspeakers Bring the Human Touch to St John the Evangelist

20/05/2019 - Project News

UK – Yamaha’s VXL series slimline, column-type line array speakers are proving a very popular solution for houses of worship where large, ambient spaces need covering with tightly-controlled, high quality audio. A new installation at a 160 year-old church in London demonstrates the difference they can make.

Stage Electrics Appoints Technical Sales Consultant for the South Coast

17/05/2019 - People News

UK – Jamie Kluckers has joined the technical sales consultant team at Stage Electrics. Based on the south coast, Jamie is responsible for developing new business and maintaining existing relationships with customers in this area.

LD Systems light Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concerts with Elation

17/05/2019 - Production News

USA – The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) is the largest livestock exhibition and rodeo in the world, drawing more than two million people each year. An especially large draw is the 20 consecutive evenings of rodeo and concerts held at Houston’s NRG Stadium. HLSR recently unveiled a new star-shaped concert stage and backdrop truss structure for the shows that supports LED video and hundreds of intelligent lights, among them Elation Protron Eclypse, Elation Paladin, and Elation Fuze Wash Z350 fixtures.

AB Goes Mega

17/05/2019 - Project News

Belgium – The Ancienne Belgique (AB as it’s universally known) sits right in the bustling heart of old Brussels as part of a vibrant multicultural metropolis and a thriving music scene. It is one of Europe’s most iconic live music venues and a favourite on the gig circuit for artists and crews alike.

Clifford Michael Spulock Adds Edginess to Murder Ballad with Chauvet Professional Rogue Fixtures

17/05/2019 - Production News

USA – A sense of foreboding runs through Murder Ballad like the creaking noise in a dark and unfamiliar house. The Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash rock musical tells the story of a love triangle gone bad, as it spins into a vortex of ever-increasing pain, betrayal and shattered emotions.

DiGiCo SD5 Makes Music with Vetusta Morla

17/05/2019 - Production News

Spain – Spanish indie rock band Vetusta Morla has been touring its fourth studio album, Mismo Sitio, Distinto Lugar, throughout Europe to sell-out crowds, including a sell -out performance to nearly 40,000 at the Caja Magica Esplanade (The Magic Box) stadium in their home city of Madrid. For this tour, front of house engineer Alberto Ruiz Martinez chose to use two DiGiCo SD5 consoles, running at 96kHz, supplied by Spanish lighting and sound experts Tuá Pro.

Alcons LR28 is the Right Philosophy for China Media Group Festival

17/05/2019 - Production News

China – With a spectacular outdoor live production and 6000m2 audience arena, the Mid-Autumn Festival Party of China Media Group is a difficult challenge for any sound reinforcement system. However, thanks to an Alcons Audio pro-ribbon LR28 larger-format line array system, the audience at the latest event in Qufu enjoyed high quality sound throughout.

Green Hippo Gets Scientific at Explorium in Dublin

17/05/2019 - Project News

Ireland – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ireland Ltd. (AC-ET Ireland) have provided Explorium National Sport & Science Centre with a Green Hippo Hippotizer V4+ Media Server to control their LED display.

GLP JDC1s and X4 Bar 20s assume form for James Blake

17/05/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Electronic wizard and Mercury Prize winner James Blake has been touring the States prior to returning to his native UK for theatre dates, and appearances at European festivals, starting with All Points East.

ROE Visual Shines on Shawn Mendes Tour

17/05/2019 - Production News

The NetherlandsShawn Mendes choose the Netherlands to kick off his nine-month world tour. The set, premiering in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, revealed a large circular video wall as the eye-caching center-stage piece, comprising of ROE Visual Carbon CB5 LED panels.

‘Floating’ displays lift The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction

17/05/2019 - Project News

UK – The World of Beatrix Potter wanted to reinvigorate the attraction with stunning new displays that were not only beautiful works of art in themselves but also help visitors navigate through the attraction on the self-guided tour of the exhibition.

Technology, furnishings and consultation – Stage|Set|Scenery features its own Event Services section

17/05/2019 - Event News

Germany Whether the subject is cultural buildings as event venues, sustainability at events or online sales for the MICE industry, Stage|Set|Scenery, the international trade show and conference for theatre, film and event technology is devoting an independent section to event services in Hall 22, where the Event Manufactory will be featuring impulse lectures on a wide range of topics. Among those taking part will be Bernd Fritzges, chairman of the board of the Association of Event Organisers (VDVO): “Making use of cultural buildings to host events is a key topic at Stage|Set|Scenery,” Fritzges said. “This is an area where cultural events and the MICE industry can benefit from each other. Stage|Set|Scenery provides the ideal platform for an interdisciplinary exchange of views.”

d&b audiotechnik appoints Amptec as new BeNeLux distributor

17/05/2019 - Business News

Europe – d&b audiotechnik has announced the brand’s existing distributor for Belgium, Amptec, will now distribute the full range of d&b products across the Netherlands and Luxembourg, effective immediately.

It’s All White on the Night

17/05/2019 - Production News

UK – Maestra Group has made some major sound, lighting and video equipment investments recently in the London office, including white sound and lighting kit, which will ensure all its clients have the most flexible and dynamic solutions available for their shows and events.

Lightpower takes over exclusive Ayrton distribution for Germany

16/05/2019 - Business News

Germany – Ayrton and Lightpower have announced that, from the 1st July 2019, Lightpower will take over the exclusive distribution of Ayrton in Germany. Throughout the past years Ayrton has increasingly established itself on the market as a major force with its product solutions and can currently be found in numerous renowned projects worldwide.

Claypaky announces a restructure to its sales organisation in Germany and Austria till the end of 2019

16/05/2019 - Business News

Europe – Claypaky has announced that it is going to restructure its sales organisation in Germany and Austria at the end of 2019.

Peavey Elements marine-grade CS Series loudspeakers make US debut at InfoComm 2019

16/05/2019 - Event News

USA – InfoComm 2019 sees the US debut of yet another enhancement to Peavey’s industry-leading ElementsTM C Series weatherproof loudspeakers. Following last year’s announcement of the upgrade from IP45 to IP56 rating, InfoComm 2019 sees the unveiling of marine-grade versions that are specially designed to withstand the ravages of salt water, making them an ideal choice for cruise ships, swimming pools or coastal outdoor applications such as theme parks and resorts, fun fairs, restaurants and more. The marine-grade versions, denoted by a CS suffix, will be available alongside the standard IP56-rated Elements range.

Jeff Hinton and Chauvet DJ Reflect Two Distinct Styles in Johnny Cash/Neil Diamond Tribute Show

16/05/2019 - Production News

USA – With over 190 million albums sold between them, Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond are popular music icons. Although both artists have reached the pinnacle of their professions, they did so with two very different musical personas. Singer/guitarist Doug Allen Nash is managing to balance these two distinct styles on a global tribute tour that celebrated the artistry of both legends.

Jackson Browne Takes it Easy with SolaFrames

16/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Singer songwriter Jackson Browne is taking it easy these days on lamp changes and power requirements by using an all-LED touring rig which includes High End Systems Sola Series.

Meyer Sound Brings Spatial Technology to Moogfest

16/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Meyer Sound returned to Durham, North Carolina from 25 to 28 April for its second year as the official sound partner of Moogfest, the landmark festival that brings together the most visionary and creative minds in music, art, and technology. This year’s expanded presence included providing multi-channel systems for concerts, workshops, and technology demos at the festival’s anchor performance spaces, including the Durham Armory, the 21c Museum Hotel, and Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre, as well as two installations at the Durham Fruit and Produce Company. Many of the events in these venues showcased Meyer Sound’s Spacemap, which provides spatial mixing for any loudspeaker configuration. New user interfaces were developed for Moogfest to provide simple, real-time, spatial audio control. video on spigot connectors released

16/05/2019 - Business News has just released the first video of a four part series on truss connection systems.

Altman Lighting transforms the worship experience at Richfield Church of the Nazarene

16/05/2019 - Project News

USA – Located in Otisville, Michigan, Richfield Church of the Nazarene is dedicated to serving the community through an inspirational and heartfelt worship environment. Offering both contemporary and traditional services each week, the church recently underwent a lighting renovation to create a better positive and life-changing experience for all their members and guests. Needing an upgrade to the complete lighting system, they worked with the design professionals at Mercury Sound and Lighting who installed a new house design filled with Chalice LED downlights from Altman Lighting.

Post Malone Performs Like a Rockstar with DPA Microphones

16/05/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – As FOH engineer for best-selling rapper, singer and songwriter Post Malone, Joe Hellow takes pride in capturing the artist’s feelings and emotions during live performances. Getting a rich and warm sound in hip-hop can sometimes be a challenge, with a lot of artists cupping the mic and losing the high end, but when Hellow brought DPA Microphones’ d:facto 4018VL vocal microphone into the mix, he did not have to make any compromises and found the results extraordinary.

SSL Hits the Road with Mexican Legends, Los Temerarios

16/05/2019 - Production News

Mexico – Los Temerarios are one of Mexico's biggest bands. With a career spanning over 40 years and 20 albums, the Grammy-nominated act are still selling out arenas across the globe, attracting over 10,000 fans to each show. To ensure the best audio production for each show, revered FOH live engineer, Juan Payan, decided to take the new SSL L100 on the road for their new tour. With Payan's partner in sound, Juan Carlos Granados, also on an L100 at monitors, everything is sounding and performing better than ever before.

Genelec boosts UK presence with appointment of Andy Bensley

16/05/2019 - People News

UK – Genelec is deepening its on-the-ground customer support in the UK with the appointment of popular industry figure Andy Bensley, whose new role as regional business development manager is effective immediately.

Elation Colour 5 Profile for Fiddler on the Roof in NYC

15/05/2019 - Production News

USA – A Yiddish-language production of Fiddler on the Roof opened at Stage 42 in New York City on 21st February with direction by Joel Grey and lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski. Playing an important role in this special version of the acclaimed musical are Elation Colour 5 Profile LED ellipsoidal spots supplied by G Scott Designs, Inc.

Armin Van Buuren’s Five-Hour Wembley Dance Fest Through MLA

15/05/2019 - Production News

UK – It took less time for Dutch DJ legend Armin van Buuren to sell out his much-anticipated Wembley Easter show at SSE Arena than it did to play the incredible five-hour long set, in what was his biggest date ever in the capital.

CPL adds Video Magic for Audi e-tron video

15/05/2019 - Production News

UK – Working with media production company Second Sight, technical specialist CPL supplied its Roe 5mm LED screen and a disguise media server as a fully flexible and creative solution for a two-day video shoot at Moorland Studios in Worcester.

Quick roof construction, Increased stage access

15/05/2019 - Equipment News

The MILOS Corner Brace HD is a new, advanced roof corner reinforcement concept that eliminates the need for guy wires in small to medium-sized roof structures. Compared to guy wires, installation is greatly simplified, the total time for roof construction is noticeably decreased, and ballast requirements are reduced.

Keith Hoagland Creates Varied Background for Rob Thomas Album Release Party with Chauvet Professional

15/05/2019 - Production News

USA – When a rock superstar who’s won three Grammy Awards and has a 12-time platinum album to his credit has an album release party, it’s safe to assume there’ll be a big media turnout for the event. This is exactly what happened on Friday 26 April, when Rob Thomas introduced his new Chip Tooth Smile album to the world at the iHeartRadio Theater in Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood.

Ayrton WildSun K-25 TC premieres with Boston Ballet in North America and Paris

15/05/2019 - Production News

USA & France – Ayrton, and its exclusive US distributor, ACT Lighting Inc, in conjunction with lighting equipment supplier 4wall Entertainment, supported Boston Ballet’s 2018–2019 spring season with the provision of Ayrton WildSun K-25 TC LED fixtures for Full on Forsythe, a trio of works from prestigious choreographer William Forsythe. The programme comprises of the World Premiere of Playlist (EP), Forsythe’s first world premiere to be created with an American company since 1992, the North American premiere of Blake Works I, and the return of Pas/Parts 2018.

dLive at Centre of Show for Primo Maggio Roma 2019

15/05/2019 - Production News

Italy – dLive was found in abundance again at this year’s Primo Maggio event in Rome. Broadcast live via the RAI national TV channel, the 29th edition of the annual event showcased eight hours of spectacular live performances from 31 major and emerging artists, including various national favourites such as Daniele Silvestri, Ghali and Subsonica, and attracted over 500,000 attendees.

Best Audio & Lighting to hold Elation Demo Days 21-23 May

15/05/2019 - Event News

> France – Elation Professional’s French distributor, Best Audio & Lighting, invites lighting professionals to its studio near Paris, 21-23 May, for a chance to demo and get hands on with Elation lights, including the newest luminaires in Elation’s comprehensive product line.

Björk’s Cornucopia, enriched by the d&b Soundscape at New York’s newest cultural centre

15/05/2019 - Production News

USA – On 9th May Björk opened her Cornucopia season at New York’s newest cultural centre The Shed, utilising a full 360 degree d&b Soundscape system powered by the d&b En-Scene object based mixing and En-Space room emulation software. As an integral part of the performance design. Cornucopia is Björk’s most elaborate stage production to date incorporating stunning visuals, intricate stage movements and a fully integrated immersive sound design, made possible by the d&b Soundscape.

JLE Audio AB invests in DiGiCo

15/05/2019 - Production News

Sweden – Swedish rental company JLE Audio AB has recently invested in a DiGiCo SD5, SD10 and SD-Rack, purchased through DiGiCos Swedish distributor, Soundware, sending the system straight out for Swedens biggest gospel singer Samuel Ljungblahd, who played with US gospel legend Kirk Franklin at on a one of extravaganza at the Arenan Fryshuset in Stockholm at the end of last summer.

Blackout premiers with great support from the industry and beyond

14/05/2019 - Production News

UK – At the beginning of May, a two-year project came to be realised for inspirational Guildford School of Acting lighting tutor Michelle 'Mig' Burgess when her unique design installation Blackout was revealed to the industry.

TMB at Lightfair 2019

14/05/2019 - Event News

USA – At Lightfair 2019, TMB will show a wide and varied selection of products derived in large part from the company’s extensive experience supplying innovative products to the entertainment and production staging markets. From specification-grade decorative and speciality lighting, to temporary power hookups, to networking and control, to high quality data cables, to the world’s brightest exterior lighting fixtures, there’s plenty to see at TMB’s booth 4016!

Robert Juliat Still Shines in the House of Dancing Water

14/05/2019 - Project News

Macau – Six Robert Juliat 600W LED Oz followspots have been installed as part of the recent upgrade of the spectacular Franco Dragone show, The House of Dancing Water in Macau’s City of Dreams. The powerful, long-throw LED models were supplied with push-pull, six-way colour changers and heavy-duty adjustable yokes in anticipation of the show’s extremely busy schedule.

Showtime Sound LLC Taps Chauvet Professional for Il Divo Timeless Tour

14/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Music is indeed the universal language. Clear proof of that truism becomes readily apparent every time Il Divo takes the stage. A multi-national classical crossover group created by Simon Cowell, the quartet not only includes artists from different countries, it also happily transcends national boundaries in its appeal to music lovers. Since its formation in December 2003, the group has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and has chalked up platinum hits in over 35 different countries.

L-Acoustics Elevates the Sound of The Flyer – San Francisco at Pier 39

14/05/2019 - Project News

USA – The Bay City will never again seem the same once it’s been experienced through The Flyer – San Francisco at Fisherman’s Wharf’s Pier 39. The new flyover theater attraction gives both tourists and locals alike a bird’s eye view of the city using cinematic artistry and state-of-the-art HD film footage captured with the help of drones and helicopters, and blended with computer-generated imagery. As spectacular as the video is, though, visitors may be even more dazzled by the attraction’s audio thanks to an engaging cinematic soundtrack played back through a high-impact, high-fidelity sound system from L-Acoustics.

Community Loudspeakers Provide the Outdoor Solution for Eastern Carolina University Student Union

14/05/2019 - Project News

USA – Convergent Technologies Design Group has completed the design of an outdoor sound system in the open quad area of the new Eastern Carolina University Student Union campus.

Billie Eilish Travels with Flyable Allen & Heath Rig

14/05/2019 - Production News

Worldwide – Pop artist Billie Eilish’s sold-out global tour dates feature flyable Allen & Heath dLive rigs at both FOH and monitor positions. Drew Thornton, FOH engineer, and Salim Akram, monitor engineer, use compact, 12-fader C1500s to mix over 50 inputs from an array of live instruments and backing tracks. Their innovative rig is fed by a quartet of DX168 stage boxes connecting to a DM0 MixRack via EtherCon connections.

Le Mark Group Strengthens its Force in the North

14/05/2019 - People News

UK – Le Mark Group Ltd., manufacturer and supplier to the global arts and entertainment industry, has announced the appointment of Jeff Demain as northern sales manager, UK.

Sound Adventures Makes UK Debut at Top sports Event

14/05/2019 - Production News

UK – After supporting various Esports Championship Series (ECS) shows at Wembley’s SSE Arena over the last few years, Sibar Production & Design, along with Capital Sound (and their Martin Audio MLA loudspeaker array), moved to the ICC Auditorium at ExCeL for the FACEIT Global Summit: PUBG Classic. FACEIT is the leading competitive gaming platform and organisers of some of the largest esports events in Europe and North America including ECS, Universal Open and the FACEIT London CS:GO Major.

Showlight 2021 Announced – Save the Dates!

14/05/2019 - Event News

France – Details of Showlight 2021, the unique lighting colloquium organised for lighting professionals by lighting professionals, have just been announced.

Djembe! The Show makes US debut beneath all Elation lighting rig

13/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Djembe! The Show is an energy-filled, theatrical concert experience that mixes traditional West African beats with modern takes on contemporary music that has toured Europe and even been featured on Ted Talks and Oprah’s Super Soul Sessions. It made its limited US debut at the Apollo Theater in Chicago with lighting design by Zach Blane, who used an all Elation LED lighting rig to accentuate the unique production. Support was provided by Elation dealer ILC.

ArKaos Adds Entedi to UK and Ireland Distribution

13/05/2019 - Business News

UK – Digital media specialist and leading provider of real-time visual processing technologies for the entertainment industry, ArKaos, has announced that with immediate effect its dynamic product range will be distributed by and available throughout the UK and Ireland via sales specialist Entedi.

Robe Properly Pops at Popland Event

13/05/2019 - Production News

Spain – Spanish lighting designer Eduardo Valverde of Pixelmap Studios utilised the dynamic multi-functionality of Robe’s MegaPointe moving lights together with Robe LEDWash 800s and other fixtures to help create some amazing vibes and atmosphere for “Popland” a musical journey staged at the WiZink Center in Madrid.

GLP: The journey continues at PLASA Focus

13/05/2019 - Event News

UK – PLASA Focus (Royal Armouries Leeds, 14-15 May) will present a first opportunity for GLP UK to showcase the five new products unveiled at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt last month.

Stage Electrics aid Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike Live

10/05/2019 - Production News

UK – Stage Electrics has installed and commissioned the power distribution and data systems, including 40 Socapex and data connection facility panels, in the Hippodrome Casino London, ahead of the Casino’s critically acclaimed production of Magic Mike Live, a spin-off live-version of the major motion picture.

Sam Parker and Chauvet Professional Reflect Sharon Van Etten’s Evocative Music on Tour

10/05/2019 - Production News

USA – After acting in the hit Netflix series The OA and scoring the film Strange Weather, singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten returned to the recording studio last year to cut her fifth LP, Remind Me Tomorrow. Early in February, she embarked on a 16-city US tour in support of the album. Setting the visual tone for her viscerally potent blend of deeply personal music was a Sam Parker lighting design anchored by Chauvet Professional Rogue and COLORado fixtures, supplied by Squeek Lights.

Robe Ups the MPH in Australia

10/05/2019 - Production News

Australia – Leading Melbourne-based lighting rental and production company MPH Australia, headed by Matt Hansen (pictured), continues to invest in Robe products, with the latest additions being over 80 MegaPointes, 50 Spiiders and 50 BMFLs.

Hippotizer Goes on Tour with Multi-Instrumentalist French Kiwi Juice (FKJ)

10/05/2019 - Production News

Europe and North America – Vincent Fenton, working under the name French Kiwi Juice, or FKJ for short, delivered his first long player in 2017 and 2019 sees the French multi-instrumentalist tour Europe and North America. Described by the press as ‘one of the flag bearers of the New French house musical genre’, FKJ is also heavily involved in the visual objectives for his live performances and his concerts guarantee visual as well as musical excellence.

Nixer’s Smart PD Dante Gives a Big Hand to Audio Network Troubleshooters and Operators

10/05/2019 - Equipment News

Setting up and configuring new DANTE audio networks is now much easier thanks to Nixer Pro Audio’s PD Dante, a handheld portable audio monitoring tool that has been specifically designed for this task.

Phantom 100 Spot

10/05/2019 - Equipment News

As an addition to the successful Phantom Range, Showtec presents the Phantom 100.

Introducing VOLTstack, a new range of portable, battery powered, silent generator units available through Green Voltage

10/05/2019 - Equipment News

Designed and developed specifically to address the demand for environmentally conscious power within the film and TV industry, VOLTstack provides crews with easy access to clean, reliable, silent power. Completely emission free, with a proven track record powering sets of all sizes, the VOLTstack range includes a number of highly capable power units in a selection of sizes, from the ultra-convenient 2kW and 5kW right up to the impressive 13kW and 200kW variants.

ETC announces new Regional Sales Manager positions for UK and Ireland

10/05/2019 - People News

UK – ETC Ltd has appointed new roles for two employees at the company: Jeremy Roberts as regional sales manager for the UK and Mark White as regional sales manager for Ireland and UK rigging.

Brompton Technology shows new software updates and HDR video at InfoComm 2019

10/05/2019 - Event News

USA – Leading manufacturer of high-end LED processors, Brompton Technology, will unveil its latest Tessera Processor Software 2.3 for its entire range of processors, as well as High Dynamic Range (HDR) video technology, on booth 2889 at InfoComm 2019.

Poland’s Technika Kubacki Significantly Expands Adamson Inventory

10/05/2019 - Production News

Poland – Technika Kubacki is a full-service live event and production firm based in Krzepice in the north-western corner of Lesser Poland. Earlier this year, the company expanded its Adamson Systems Engineering inventory to better serve its wide and diverse customer base, which includes many of Poland’s best-known live acts and music events.

Doughty launches Scaff Boom Arm at PLASA Focus 2019

10/05/2019 - Event News

UK – A new Scaff Boom Arm will be debuted by Doughty Engineering at this year's PLASA Focus. Visitors to stand N-C25 can see the new piece of kit, which joins the existing Boom Arm range and has been designed in response to customer demand. Mark Chorley, design engineer at Doughty explained: "The new Scaff Boom Arm is very much a 'get out of jail' item that we see as being an essential part of any took-kit. It will allow the user to make their own boom arm out of materials that they have to hand, in the event that they find themselves on site and suddenly needing a boom arm of a certain length."

Experience virtual worlds – The Immersive Showroom at Stage|Set|Scenery

10/05/2019 - Event News

Germany – New worlds, innovative technologies and artificial intelligence for theatres, museums and events, the digital age is opening up completely new possibilities for conveying traditional content and messages regardless of time and space.

Backstage Academy Wins Prestigious Educate North Award

10/05/2019 - Business News

UK – Backstage Academy, the leading live event production educational facility, has picked up a prestigious Educate North Award.

Rising Star Freya Ridings Sells Out Headline Tour with dLive

10/05/2019 - Production News

Europe – Rising superstar Freya Ridings has recently completed her sold-out headline tour across the UK and Germany, accompanied by an Allen & Heath dLive mixing system on FOH. The English singer-songwriter has been making great strides over the past year, from support shows with artists such as Tears for Fears and Lewis Capaldi to her own sold out headline tours.

Peavey Commercial Audio appoints Mediamotion AG as exclusive distribution partner for Germany and Austria

10/05/2019 - Business News

Europe – Peavey Commercial Audio has announced an exclusive distribution partnership with Mediamotion AG to service the German and Austrian markets. Established in 1995, Mediamotion specialises in the supply of sound reinforcement, lighting, video, and conference system technologies.

Ablib Invests in ROE Visual LED Panels

10/05/2019 - Production News

UK – Rental company Adlib, has confirmed its investment in a considerable number of Vanish V8 LED panels from ROE Visual.

Max Giesinger takes ‘The Journey’ with GLP

09/05/2019 - Production News

Europe – Singer-songwriter Max Giesinger has been a regular in the German-speaking world of music for several years. Following the 2016 album The Boy Who Runs, Giesinger released the studio album The Journey in the Autumn of 2018. From mid-February to mid-March 2019, he embarked on the first leg of his eponymous tour, which led him through German arenas via four stops in Austria and Switzerland.

Green-GO extends network with new distribution partners

09/05/2019 - Business News

Australia & South Africa – ELC Lighting, manufacturer of the innovative, multi-award winning Green-GO digital intercom system for event production and broadcast applications, has announced the appointment of two new distribution partners for the popular Green-GO range. Event Communications Australia takes responsibility for the brand in the Australian market, while Electrosonic SA is appointed as distributor for South Africa.

Chauvet Professional Helps Entech Renew Color Magic’s Sparkle

09/05/2019 - Project News

Norway – Boasting 1,000 cabins and 54 suites, the MS Color Magic is officially the world's largest cruise ferry. For guests on her regular voyage between Oslo, Norway, and Kiel, Germany, however, Color Magic's real appeal lies in its generous onboard activities and entertainment, which includes a fully-equipped theatre, shopping mall and nightclub.

PR Lighting Announces New XR 580 Fixtures

09/05/2019 - Equipment News

PR Lighting’s new XR 580 BWS (PR-2552) and XR 580 Beam (PR-2554) take the power rating of the popular XR series to new heights thanks to the presence of the Philips MSD Platinum 25R (550W) lamp (with the Osram Sirius HRI 550W XR as an option).

SA Events lights up the Jungle

09/05/2019 - Production News

UK – Treasure island, Peter Pan, the Wizard of Oz. All these show and many more have already been successfully produced by Wicked Productions. Wicked specialises in family show for theatres across the UK.

LTM Opens New Hoist Training Room

09/05/2019 - Business News

UK – In 2018, LTM extended its existing offices, creating a bright open plan first floor office. In doing so this has allowed the compamy to convert the existing downstairs offices into a dedicated training room. In addition to the new offices, an open space kitchen and dining room for employees to relax and enjoy their break times has been created.

Sennheiser Appoints Ron Holtdijk as Director Business Communication

09/05/2019 - People News

Germany – Audio specialist Sennheiser has appointed Ron Holtdijk as director business communication. He will be responsible for driving forward Sennheiser’s strategy and success in business communications, particularly in the field of ceiling array microphones and in the further growing of Sennheiser’s education market.

Zero 88 at PLASA Focus Leeds

08/05/2019 - Event News

UK - Lighting control manufacturer and specialist Zero 88 is all set for some serious networking and interaction in the highly convivial environment of PLASA Focus at Leeds Royal Armories on 14th and 15th May.

Meyer Sound Leopard Holds True to the Versatile Voice of Alfie Boe

08/05/2019 - Production News

UK – Alfie Boe easily ranks among the United Kingdom’s most popular male vocalists, boosted over the past decade by sell-out tours and multi-platinum record sales both as a solo artist and as half of the duo “Ball and Boe” with the equally popular Michael Ball. With his roots in Italian opera, Boe has mastered a range of vocal styling that encompass classic Broadway musicals, vintage pop, soul and country. On the recent UK tour in support of his latest release, “As Time Goes By,” the critical task of reinforcing Boe’s richly varied and subtly expressive voice was assigned to a Meyer Sound Leopard line array system supplied by Salisbury-based Major Tom.

Events Evolution Elevates a Night of Worship with Chauvet DJ

08/05/2019 - Production News

Zimbabwe – Minister Michael Mehendere recently hosted a Night of Worship at UFIC Mutare, filling the venue with worshippers and beautiful music. Well known throughout Africa, Mehendere has worked with some of the best musicians on the continent, as well as being a senior pastor at the renowned United Family International Church.

AC-ET Supplies SmartPDU Choice to WCE-AV

08/05/2019 - Production News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) has supplied the award-winning StageSmarts smartPDU power distribution system to creative technical production company, WCE-AV, to provide intelligent and efficient power management for its new lighting inventory.

Claypaky goes for direct sales in the United Kingdom

08/05/2019 - Business News

UKClaypaky has announced that, with immediate effect, it will directly handle the distribution of its products in the UK market.

Ambersphere streamlines product portfolio

08/05/2019 - Business News

UK – Distribution company Ambersphere Solutions has announced a streamlining of its product portfolio: “We have decided to dedicate our moving light offering to Ayrton Digital Lighting,” says Ambersphere’s Glyn O’Donoghue. “It has been a real privilege to witness the innovation coming from the Ayrton development team and to experience the exceptional product-reliability first hand. We are very excited about the future working exclusively with Ayrton moving lights.”

Gino Pellicano and Dan Palmer Named as L-Acoustics Sports Facilities and Consultant Outreach Team

08/05/2019 - People News

USA – With increasing demand for concert-level audio in sports arenas to elevate the live sports experience, L-Acoustics products have evolved to incorporate greater levels of control and integration as well as weatherisation to match outdoor installation requirements. In tandem with these product developments, the L-Acoustics team supporting this thriving market sector has also evolved, as recently evidenced by the appointment of Gino Pellicano to the new post of application manager for sports facilities and consultant outreach.

From APTK to VDVO – national and international associations to be represented at Stage|Set|Scenery

08/05/2019 - Event News

GermanyWhether the subject is theatre technology, films, events or museum technology – Stage|Set|Scenery is the ideal platform for an interdisciplinary dialogue, an exchange of views on specialist subjects and for launching new international projects,” said Hubert Eckart, managing director of DTHG Service GmbH. That is why numerous national and international associations will be attending the trade show and conference that is taking place from 18 to 20 June in Berlin. The theatre technology sector is well represented, with the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT), the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), the China Entertainment Technology Association (CETA) and the Russian Theatre Workshop Association (APTK) all taking part. Other associations including the Organisation for Dance Therapy (tamed), the Association of Event Organisers (VDVO) and Crew United, the professional network for film industry workers, are also represented at Stage|Set|Scenery in Hall 22.

Versatile transport and storage of light fixtures

08/05/2019 - Equipment News

The new Meat Rack from MILOS provides a convenient transport and storage solution for light fixtures through the use of adjustable light bars or a hanging adapter for oversize lights. Height adjustable shelves can also be installed for storage and transport of a range of other items needed for a show.

Green Hippo announces new UK and US appointments

08/05/2019 - People News

UK & US – Green Hippo has announced that Ashley Hazlett has been appointed inside sales representative at Green Hippo US, and Warren Keyes joins as development manager for the Green Hippo UK team.

Hayden Lets JDC1 Loose on Hoodie Allen in GLP Floor Package

08/05/2019 - Production News

Europe – Hayden Borgars has covered a broad spectrum of shows during his career as a lighting designer, including various music genres, corporate, dance and theatre.

New Martin ERA 300 Profiles on tour with Newton Faulkner

08/05/2019 - Production News

Supplying lighting design and lighting equipment hire services, Martin's Lights Ltd recently celebrated its 25th birthday. Current and past clients of owner Martin Dudley include Newton Faulkner with whom he has been working with for 13 years, James Morrison (as lighting director for lighting designer Cate Carter), Heaven 17, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Magazine, The Specials and many more.

Ayrton’s introduces Levante wash light – the Sculptor of Light

07/05/2019 - Equipment News

Ayrton has announced the arrival of its new ultra-compact Levante 300W LED wash luminaire which is now ready to ship. The Levante wash light completes Ayrton’s trio of 300W LED fixtures as it joins the line-up alongside Ayrton’s Mistral spot and Diablo profile luminaires.

A packed PLASA Focus Leeds Preview

07/05/2019 - Event News

UK – The 11th edition of PLASA Focus Leeds will open its doors from 14-15 May at the Royal Armouries Museum, unleashing the world of live entertainment technology on the north of England.

Helios Tubes in Production and Being Delivered

07/05/2019 - Equipment News

Astera’s brand-new Helios range of LED tubes – smaller, lighter and more portable than ever – was launched at the Prolight+Sound expo last month in Frankfurt, and the first batches are now being delivered following record pre-sale orders.

Chauvet Professional Helps Jen Fok Use Colour to Capture Moments in VIETGONE

07/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Jen Fok says that she enjoys making “large gestures” that mix colour and shadow. She’s quite talented at creating these intense visual statements too, as evidenced by her work as the lighting designer on Qui Nguyen’s rollicking family saga VIETGONE, which is running at the Boston Center for the Arts from 26 April to 25 May.

Gearhouse Splitbeam puts safety first with investment in Ron StageMaster load monitoring

07/05/2019 - Production News

South Africa – With the new production of Phantom of the Opera, which started a world tour in January this year in Manila, Philippines, Gearhouse Splitbeam has added its first Eilon Ron StageMaster 6000 G4 Wireless System to its rigging rental stock, which currently includes over 200 motors.

Extensive Renkus-Heinz System Serves Vast New Istanbul Airport

07/05/2019 - Project News

Turkey – On April 6, 2019, a stunning airport that is planned to become the world's largest, opened its more than 15 million square feet (1.4 million square meters) of floor space on the outskirts of Turkey's most populous city. In an amazing 41 hour operation, Turkish Airlines moved 44 tons of equipment from the old Ataturk Airport to the brand new,$11 billion Istanbul Airport, which is can currently accommodate 90 million passengers annually and will eventually handle up to 200 million when complete. The new airport features the latest technology at every turn, with biometric screening, advanced passport control, smart kiosks with augmented reality, and green construction and operations throughout. Its airfield ground lighting system is the largest in the world.

New Proteus, Artiste Luminaires Highlight PLASA Focus Leeds Line-up

07/05/2019 - Event News

UK – Elation Professional is a Gold Sponsor, as well as a Show Bar Sponsor, at this year’s PLASA Focus Leeds show, the leading event for entertainment technology in the north of England. It’s an exciting time for Elation in the UK with a new UK partner Entedi Ltd. now distributing Elation products across the region. Join the Elation team 14-15 May at Stand N-D31 for the opportunity to talk to qualified Elation personnel and get an up-close look at Elation’s line of versatile lighting solutions.

Robe is Great Investment at For Event

07/05/2019 - Production News

Hungary – For Event is based in beautiful Budapest, one of Europe’s most stunning and dynamic capital cities, and is among Hungary’s leading technical production and equipment rental specialists, working across multiple entertainment and event sectors including music festivals and concert touring, live events, exhibitions and corporates.

Industry’s Smallest High-End Mics to be Shown at InfoComm 2019

07/05/2019 - Event News

USA – DPA Microphones will introduce the US conference, AV and installation markets to the industry’s smallest-ever high-end pro audio microphone capsule at InfoComm 2019 (Booth 6861). Incorporated into the d:screet CORE 6060 and 6061 subminiature microphones and d:fine CORE 6066 subminiature headset microphone, DPA’s new subminiature microphone capsules measure in at just 3mm (0.12 inches) in diameter.

Chauvet Professional Maverick Storm 1 Wash and LPS Production Impress at Wodapalooza

07/05/2019 - Production News

USA – Tia-Clair Toomey journeyed over 9,500 miles from Queensland, Australia to south Florida earlier this year, not for fun in the sun, but to make history in her sport. The 26-year-old CrossFit athlete became the first person to win three consecutive sectional titles at the Wodapalooza Festival, earning her a share of the event’s $200,000 purse. Such is the geographical reach, size, and scope of this annual three-day fitness competition held at Miami’s Bayfront Park.

Showtec Stage Blinders

07/05/2019 - Equipment News

The Showtec Stage Blinder 1 LED is an audience blinder with a single pod. The unit can be controlled by DMX and houses a 80 Watt Dual White COB. It’s the ideal power saving solution for giving a stage the ultimate blinding experience. The Showtec Stage Blinder 4 LED is equipped with four single pods holding a 80 Watt Dual White COB each. Both are very punchy LED blinders with tungsten simulation and compact designs.

White Light Brings Night of the Living Dead to Life

07/05/2019 - Production News

UK – White Light has supplied the lighting equipment for Night of the Living Dead LIVE! which is currently spooking audiences at The Pleasance Theatre, London.

AED Talks ‘Business Tools’ at PLASA Focus Leeds

07/05/2019 - Event News

UK – AED UK will be at PLASA Focus in May to showcase its enhanced range of unique AV Business Tools, designed to offer customers flexible solutions to grow their business.

Stage Electrics provide ETC Gio to the Theatre Royal Plymouth

03/05/2019 - Project News

UK – After finding more shows coming to the theatre were requiring a more demanding lighting control, the theatre decided to invest in a new ETC Gio console. Previously using an older generation lighting console, they felt it was appropriate to seek an industry standard upgrade.

Robe Makes its Presence Felt

03/05/2019 - Project News

Colombia – El Lugar de Su Presencia (The Place of His Presence) is a neo-charismatic Christian denominational church in Bogota, Colombia, currently headquartered on two sites in the Castellana district of the buzzing capital city.

Meyer Sound Leo Family the Clear Choice for Three South-eastern Churches

03/05/2019 - Project News

USA – Exceptional speech clarity and effortless musical transparency have made Meyer Sound Leo family loudspeaker systems the choice for two fast-growing churches in Georgia and another in Florida.

Come from Away

03/05/2019 - Production News

UK – The international award-winning musical Come from Awayhas been packing in record-breaking audiences both on Broadway and in the West End. To ensure discrete, high-quality sound reinforcement on the show, sound designer Gareth Owen has specified the new ultra-compact Sennheiser SK 6212 bodypack transmitter for all cast members.

Will Chandler Reflects Coachella Setting for Bob Moses with Chauvet Professional

03/05/2019 - Production News

USA – A little bit of magic happens every evening in April around 7:20 in the Coachella Valley. That’s when the sun sets behind the San Jacinto Mountains, filling the sky with glorious reds and ambers, creating the perfect setting for taking stunning photos and for becoming immersed in the sounds of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Alcons Audio Pro-Ribbons Reaching Further in Immersive Space

03/05/2019 - Equipment News

The CRS8 is a two-way passive-filtered full range loudspeaker, designed to meet all requirements of current and future immersive surround sound formats.

Music & Lights appoints LightNeq S.R.O as distributor in Czech Republic

03/05/2019 - Business News

Czech Republic – Prague based LightNeq S.R.O has become the latest addition to the Music & Lights distribution network in becoming exclusive distributors of Prolights, Tribe, ArchWork, DAD, ProAudio, Protruss and GDE.

Buddhist Singing Bowls Sound Clear and Detailed with DPA Microphones

03/05/2019 - Production News

The clarity, detail and natural sound delivered by DPA’s d:vote 4099 instrument microphone has enabled producer and engineer Mr. Chan Pui Ching to record 30 Singing Bowls being played by Chinese artist and wellness guru Mr. Tsang Man Tung.

Elation Lights for one of World’s Biggest Esports Events

02/05/2019 - Production News

Poland – Fans from across the globe turned the Polish city of Katowice into the epicentre of esports in late February for the Intel Extreme Masters tournament. Included in the large lighting and video package used by Warsaw-based technical event production company ARAM were full colour SixBar 1000 and white light DTW Bar 1000 battens along with Fuze Par Z60 luminaires, all from Elation Professional.

Britannia Row Supplies Sound Solutions for Spurs’ Home Turf Triumph

02/05/2019 - Production News

UK – In 2017, Britannia Row was tasked with providing live audio for the North London football team’s ground closure at White Hart Lane. After proving itself as a trusted audio supplier to the Premier League club, two years later the rental house was asked to supply top engineers and a control package for a special event to mark the opening of the club’s new stadium.

Will Chandler Creates Array of Looks with Chauvet Professional on Hayley Kiyoko Tour

02/05/2019 - Production News

USA – It’s a concept as old as the ancient Greek philosopher Plotinus, who wrote about the balance of symmetry and beauty: mirrored patterns captivate the senses, and create a feeling of harmony.

Masque Sound Provides Full Show Support For The Lehmann Trilogy

02/05/2019 - Production News

USA – New York’s Park Avenue Armory is home to the first US run of The Lehmann Trilogy, a play that was put on by the National Theatre in London prior to its visit to the states. New York-based Masque Sound was tapped to provide the system for the off-Broadway run of the show.

DiGiCo Helps Kane Brown “Live Forever”

02/05/2019 - Production News

USA – At only 25 years old, Kane Brown has already accomplished more than most major country stars twice his age. Case in point, in October 2017, he became the first artist to have simultaneous number ones on all five of Billboard's country charts. Now, with three American Music Awards, a CMT Music Award and four 2019 Billboard Music Awards nominations to his name, Brown very recently wrapped up his first headlining arena tour of the US in support of his second and latest album, Experiment.

Community Appoints Rob Davidson for EMEA Sales

01/05/2019 - People News

Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced the appointment of Rob Davidson to the UK-based position of EMEA sales manager. With an early career in medical technology sales, Davidson joins Community from the professional audio export company, PAXT Ltd., where he held the position of senior international sales manager.

Plovdiv’s Spectacular European Capital of Culture Year Opening with GLP

01/05/2019 - Production News

Bulgaria – On 12 January 2019, the Bulgarian city of Plovdiv began its year as one of the two European Capitals of Culture for 2019. The opening ceremony was again under the artistic direction of Sven Sören Beyer of phase7 performing.arts. For the third time, the Berlin artist collective took over the artistic design of the opening ceremony of a European Capital of Culture, and the opening show titled "WE ARE ALL COLORS" attracted over 50,000 viewers.

Clear Sailing For Zach Scott and ChamSys on Chicago Music Cruise

01/05/2019 - Production News

USA – It was still 32 days before the beloved Cubbies kicked off the 2019 baseball season, but as one of the most frigid winters in memory drew to a close, a group of 400 Windy City rock fans jump-started summer on the 20th annual Chicago Music Cruise, a week-long Caribbean excursion on Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of The Seas.

High End Systems Releases Hog 4 OS v3.12

01/05/2019 - Equipment News

In the continuing effort to release quarterly software updates to the Hog 4 operating system, High End Systems has released Hog 4 OS v3.12 software.

ETCnomad USB key now unlocks the power of Hog 4 PC

01/05/2019 - Equipment News

With the High End Systems release of Hog 4 OS 3.12, the ETCnomad USB key will now support Hog 4 PC. All existing ETCnomad USB key users, including those with the Education Package, will have access to Hog 4 PC software as a direct controller.

AC-ET and AC-ET Ireland Appointed Distributors for PureLink's IPAV Pro Series of Ruggedised 4K Transmission Solutions

01/05/2019 - Business News

UK & Ireland – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) has been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for PureLink's IPAV Pro series of 10Gb AV over IP transmission, switching and signal processing solutions, which are specifically designed for the touring and rental market. Sister company, A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ireland Ltd. will handle distribution in the Republic of Ireland.

Theatres Trust awards £29,000 to theatres across the UK so they can serve their communities better

01/05/2019 - Business News

UK – Theatres Trust has awarded six more theatres up to £5,000 each in vital funding from its UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme for projects that introduce environmental improvements, enhance accessibility and address urgent repairs to the building, supporting their future success.

MILOS Steel Truss supports “PUR” in Germany

01/05/2019 - Production News

Germany – The legendary German pop rock group “PUR’ is known throughout Germany for their string of number 1 hits from the 1990s and 2000s. They’ve ridden this wave of success for decades and still maintain a strong following with a constant touring schedule throughout the country.