News Archive for July 2020

Getting to the Heart of Lighting the Sky in Krakow

31/07/2020 - Production News

Poland – The Tauron Arena in Krakow is a favourite venue among artists, promoters, working crews and music fans on the normally busy year-round European arena touring circuit, but like most venues, it lies shuttered and empty while the live entertainment industry is ‘on hold’ as we fight the pandemic.

Updates to ETC and High End Systems Warranty Statements

31/07/2020 - Business News

In order to ensure customers are supported with the highest level of service across the globe, ETC and High End Systems are modifying their warranty statements by requiring an ETC or High End Systems international warranty provision to be obtained, in advance, for products that are purchased by a dealer in North and South America and subsequently forwarded outside of the Americas. Failure to do this will void the product’s warranty.

Alvaro Piedra and ChamSys Create Stories for Cicatriz

31/07/2020 - Production News

Costa Rica – Scars are where the light shines through wrote the 13th century Persian poet Rumi. In the searing and intense multi-media dance performance Cicatriz (“scars”) Alvaro Piedra masterfully wielded light to penetrate the tangled layers of shame and secrecy that have often kept issues of gender and violence against women hidden in darkness.

Watermark Community Church Installs Three Solid State Logic Live Consoles with SuperAnalogue Mic Pre Amps as part of Multi-Location Dante network

31/07/2020 - Project News

USA – Watermark Community Church, a non-denominational evangelical church founded by senior pastor Todd Wagner in 1999, has long embraced the latest audio-visual technologies to help deliver services to a network of campuses across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. To improve the audio quality of the message being delivered, not only in-person but also online, the church recently engaged commercial AV design and integration company Nexos to install three Solid State Logic Live consoles: two L200s and an L350, and to implement a new Dante network at its main Dallas campus.

Latest Theatre Updates from White Light

31/07/2020 - Business News

UK – A statement from Bryan Raven:

Universal Pixels supplies Leyard screen for The Prince of Egypt

31/07/2020 - Production News

UK – Video rental specialist, Universal Pixels (UP), has supplied a 162sqm Leyard CLM10 screen for The Prince of Egypt at London’s Dominion Theatre. Configured as a single 18m x 9m screen, it provides a stunning backdrop to the dynamic scenic design.

Chauvet DJ Doubles Bubbles with New Hurricane Bubble Haze X2 Q6

30/07/2020 - Equipment News

Releasing copious amounts of haze-filled bubbles, the Chauvet DJ bubble haze generated fun and excitement throughout the event industry when it was introduced in 2019. Now the company has taken bubbles to the next level with the introduction of the Bubble Haze X2 Q6.

Claypaky Mythos 2 Fixtures Create Rainbow in the Sky at the Stonewall Inn to Mark 50th Anniversary of the Pride Movement

30/07/2020 - Production News

USA – Celebrations of Pride month in New York City, the birthplace of the modern LGBTQ+ movement, took on new importance this year as COVID-19 cancelled in-person events, including the 50th anniversary Pride March.

L-Acoustics expands presence in Nordics with addition of JLE as Certified Partner

30/07/2020 - Business News

Sweden – Since 2003 when it purchased its first ARCS constant curvature system, Swedish rental company JLE Audio has grown its inventory with a range of L-Acoustics products that count Kiva and Kara II line arrays, followed by the recent addition of the new A Series. JLE provides quality equipment and service to live events and installations across Sweden, and its appointment as an official L-Acoustics certified provider rental (CPr) and certified provider install (CPi) allows them to offer extended service and expertise to its client base.

GLP supports cultural stage at the Karlsruhe fair

30/07/2020 - Production News

Germany – The event industry may be idle due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but that didn’t stop Florian Vitez from Reposit Entertainment teaming up with Gerd Gruss from Crystal Sound, Sahar Gleich from Gleich Gesitzt, and Mitja Gleich from Messe- und Eventtechnik Gleich and putting together the Karlsruhe Trade Fair’s cultural stage.

Live events industry moves #WeMakeEvents campaign into ‘Red Alert’ to save UK events

30/07/2020 - Business News

UK – Many of the leading live events trade bodies and businesses across the UK have joined together to bring attention to the dire straits the live events industry and its entire supply chain is facing; the sector includes manufacturers, audio, lighting and video specialists, logistics, transportation, rigging and many more.

Creative Conversations: Lynden Gare

30/07/2020 - Production News

Australia – Like so many who have forged a successful career on the technology side of live entertainment, Lynden Gare’s interest was first fired in childhood. For Lynden (pictured), the trigger came in the form of some shiny new kit while at primary school in Melbourne.

Sonosphere captures immersive nature sounds with the quietest rig on Earth

29/07/2020 - Production News

Germany – Everyone knows that having any type of excessive noise can be troublesome when doing field recording. This especially applies to nature recording when one wants to encounter and capture as much natural soundscape as possible.

Harlequin Floors launches new European distribution centre in Liège and recruits a new Commercial Director in Berlin

29/07/2020 - Business News

Europe – Harlequin Floors, the global leader in advanced technology flooring for dance, performing arts, entertainment and events, has launched its new manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Liège to fulfil its European clients’ needs better. In spite of the coronavirus pandemic, Harlequin has also grown its team in the DACH market by appointing Sander Resnik (pictured) as a new commercial director in Berlin.

Void Acoustics confirms new distributor for Korea

29/07/2020 - Business News

Korea – As the world slowly and safely begins to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic which has brought the audio industry to a standstill for the past few months, Void Acoustics has confirmed the appointment of a new distributor for Korea.

Blackberry Mountain Wedding Weekend Glows with Bandit Lites

29/07/2020 - Production News

USA – Blackberry Mountain sits among The Great Smoky Mountains with eight miles of protected ridgetop and 5,200 acres. Touted as an immersive experience that “seamlessly infuses wellness, outdoor adventure and hospitality into every experience,” the resort entrusted Bandit Lites to illuminate a three-day wedding that spanned multiple venues and events.

Showtime Sound LLC Lights Rock Dream Livestream with Chauvet Professional

29/07/2020 - Production News

USA – The coronavirus may have put a temporary halt to rock concerts, but it hasn’t done anything to dim the bright, fiery passion of aspiring stars who dream of one day taking to the arena stage. This relentless spirit was on full display at Let There Be Rock, a two-day livestream featuring a dozen bands from the Frederick Rock School.

Elite Multimedia goes to the drive-in at the Pinewood Social Carpool Cinema

29/07/2020 - Production News

USA – Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Pinewood Social is a gathering and meeting space that can accommodate the needs of its guests morning, noon or night. Whether it’s for a cup of coffee in the morning, a casual lunch, or cocktails and dinner with bowling, bocce ball and lounging by the pool, Pinewood Social strives to create a complete experience for all those stopping by. As the lockdowns began to occur nationwide due to the Coronavirus pandemic, owners Strategic Hospitality needed to think fast in order to continue meeting the needs of the community around them, so they worked with Elite Multimedia Productions who designed and created their Carpool Cinema outdoor event design.

DiGiCo and KLANG Help Hellooo TV Say “Hellooo” to Ultra High-Quality Streamed Shows

28/07/2020 - Production News

USA – The COVID-19 pandemic has produced a wide variety of music shows online. Unfortunately, it’s also resulted in a wide variety of sonic quality, much of it less than desirable. However, Erik Rogers and Paris Visone set out to improve that with Hellooo TV, a weekly streamed music performance event that is designed as a proper concert.

Robe for Vinegar Bottle Installation

28/07/2020 - Production News

New Zealand – Auckland-based lighting designer Rachel Marlow of Filament Eleven 11 created an edgy and exciting ambience with ‘Who Lived in a Vinegar Bottle’, an immersive lighting and audio installation work staged over four days in Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber.

New Extended Warranty from Chauvet Professional

28/07/2020 - Business News

Chauvet Professional has added a new feature to its reliable, high performance LED Maverick, Rogue and Ovation fixtures: the peace of mind of an extended warranty. The new warranty is for three years on all indoor rated fixtures within the ranges and five years on their LED engines.

Drummer John Blease Brings Classic Neve Sound into his Studio

28/07/2020 - Project News

UK – The recent period of lockdown has been difficult for many in the music industry, especially those who usually record with a band and play to live audiences. But for drummer John Blease it hasn’t all been bad because the time away from touring and playing live has given him a chance to upgrade his studio and focus on his own music projects.

Prism Sound’s Lyra Audio Interface is the Perfect Medicine for Hospital Records

28/07/2020 - Project News

UK – Prism Sound’s Lyra compact audio interface has been embraced by artists and producers signed to independent record label Hospital Records, with many of them relying on Lyra for transparent AD/DA conversion.

Strictly Come Dancing

28/07/2020 - Standards News

With over 35 years of experience in live production between them, both lighting director David Bishop and media server programmer Matt Lee play an integral role in the look of BBC Studio’s flagship show, “Strictly Come Dancing”. David and Matt will be having an open discussion about the challenges of producing live television on the scale and to the high standard seen on the show and will also guide us through the process of producing a show from concept to transmission.

L-Acoustics Releases M1 Suite of Measurement and Monitoring Tools

28/07/2020 - Equipment News

In tandem with the recent release of LA Network Manager 3, L-Acoustics takes its industry-leading sound reinforcement system control and monitoring software to a new level with the introduction of the M1 suite, a comprehensive set of measurement and monitoring tools. From data acquisition through system tuning to live monitoring, M1 harnesses the power of the manufacturer’s Milan-certified P1 processor and amplified controller hardware to deliver a streamlined system calibration process as well as real-time performance monitoring.

Optocore Provides MCG with MADI Expansion and Intelligent Patchbay

28/07/2020 - Project News

Australia – The Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) recently committed more than $50m to a substantial upgrade to its 100,000-seat stadium.

Grade A-listed St. Mark’s Belfast installs O-Line

28/07/2020 - Project News

UK – Situated in the Dundela district of Belfast, St Mark’s Church has a remarkable heritage. Historically, it has strong links with the author CS Lewis, whose grandfather was the first rector of the Parish.

Audient Desk Teaches First High School Audio Students In Yuma District, Arizona

27/07/2020 - Project News

USA – An Audient ASP4816 is at the heart of a brand new studio setup at Kofa High School, which happens to be the only school in the Yuma district to offer a Music & Audio Production programme. Career and Technical Education (CTE) Instructor, Adrian Matthews, describes it as “an incredible opportunity for our students”.

Anolis Lights it in Red

27/07/2020 - Production News

UK – Five high profile buildings around the UK were proudly lit with Anolis fixtures in the recent #LightItInRed lighting action organised to draw attention to the special requirements of live performance, entertainment and events as the economy re-starts after the coronavirus lockdown.

DAER Nightclub wins Mondo Award

27/07/2020 - Project News

USA – DAER Nightclub in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has won a 2020 Mondo (Americas) Award in the nightclub category for its stylish and innovative lighting design by Stephen Lieberman of SJ Lighting.

Andrew Cass Lights Virtual Spaga Stage with Chauvet Professional

27/07/2020 - Production News

USA – Disco Biscuits founding member Aron Magner has told interviewers that he invited bassist Jason Fratacelli and drummer Matt Scarano to form Spaga, because he wanted to get back to his roots as a pianist. As anyone who’s listened to the trio’s silky jazz infused melodies since they began playing together in October will readily attest, he’s done this in beautiful fashion.

Premier Entertainment Group to hit the ground running with Elation Fuze SFX

24/07/2020 - Production News

USA – “Our goal is to prep our inventory and staff so as soon as things are ready to start up again, we can hit the ground running,” states Premier Entertainment Group president and owner Dave Guiler about a recent acquisition of Elation Fuze SFX LED moving head luminaires. “That was the goal behind the purchase, to get things together easily and quickly so when this is over we don’t have to worry about any missing pieces.”

Astera Gets an Elite Touch in Australia

24/07/2020 - Production News

Australia – Astera LED sales have been rocketing in Australia since the brand was fully introduced there at the start of 2019, with several leading lighting rental companies investing, one of which is Elite Event Technology based in Canberra, ACT.

Robe Illuminates Peachy Playhouse Summer Live Entertainment Event

24/07/2020 - Production News

UK – Like many individuals passionate about the live events and performance industry, Philip French of Aldershot-based rental and technical production company, Peachy Productions, was badly missing shows, gigs, and the camaraderie of delivering live events.

Andy Tugby Brings Light it Blue Home with Chauvet DJ

24/07/2020 - Production News

UK – “We’re in this together,” has been a common rallying cry for communities throughout the world as they deal with the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Andy Tugby took this to heart recently, when he turned his home into an inspiring symbol for his neighbours in this tidy south-west England town.

DiGiGrid – Supplying the Home Front

24/07/2020 - Production News

Since its launch as an independent business in 2013, DiGiGrid has established itself as a benchmark for advanced audio interfaces. A collaboration between DiGiCo, manufacturers of the world’s leading professional mixing consoles, and Waves, the world’s leading developer of audio plug-ins, DiGiGrid’s range of scaleable and modular advanced audio interfaces provides users with everything they need to record, produce and mix sessions in the studio and on the road, with unlimited freedom. Since any semblance of order in the music industry has been thrown into turmoil by the global Coronavirus pandemic, lockdown has challenged an industry primarily run by freelancers to be resilient and creative, qualities which they have demonstrated in abundance. DiGiGrid has seen demand for its products remain solid as artists and technical staff strive to keep working.

CT Middle East Launch xR Virtual Event Studio

24/07/2020 - Production News

UAE – CT Middle East has launched an xR Virtual Event Studio in the UAE, to enable clients to continue to provide live events remotely. Using high-resolution LED screens, CT has created a stylish and multi-functional space which allows unlimited creative, immersive, and interactive possibilities. The studio offers a full turnkey solution, including state-of-the-art audio, visual, lighting and communication technologies, while following all local OHS and Covid-19 guidelines. The space includes a social distanced control room, face masks, hand wash and sanitation stations to ensure the safety of all staff and clients.

GLP X4 Bar 20’s unobtrusive power gives a welcome hug to Lauren Daigle

24/07/2020 - Production News

Germany – Grammy-nominated and contemporary Christian singer Lauren Daigle was 10 dates into an arena tour when COVID-19 forced its temporary suspension.

Unusual launches new rigging course

24/07/2020 - Standards News

UK – Unusual Rigging has launched a new ‘General Event Rigging Course’ which is set to take place on a monthly basis at its Bugbrooke HQ. The training has been designed to aid riggers of all levels of experience with the course comprising a series of lectures, demonstrations and the opportunity to take part in hands-on activities.

ETC welcomes new Field Project Co-ordinator for Northern Europe

24/07/2020 - People News

Benelux – ETC has announced the addition of Robbi Nassi as field project co-ordinator for the Northern European territory. Based out of Amsterdam, Robbi will be responsible for providing sales support in the Benelux region. His role will involve managing projects and supporting regional sales manager Tim Stokholm in developing the customer and dealer network throughout the territory.

Woodstock Der Blasmusik Goes Online with Allen & Heath

23/07/2020 - Production News

Austria – Since its inception in 2011, the Woodstock der Blasmusik festival has been attracting crowds of up to 60,000 brass music fans each June to Ort im Innkreis in Austria. With brass aficionados obliged to stay at home by Covid 19, this year the organisers treated them to an evening of livestreamed performances from the festival site, featuring eight bands and mixed from an Allen & Heath dLive system.

Local Heroes Kid Kapichi Excel Through Printworks’ Blackline XP12

23/07/2020 - Production News

UK – Hastings-based rock heavyweights, Kid Kapichi, stamped their name firmly onto the hide of the UK rock scene last year, and just before lockdown their local venue, The Printworks, bore testament to their mixture of explosive, bone-crushing riffs and ear worming melodies of the dual-lead vocals and guitar.

Prestige Greek venue installs Outline sound system

23/07/2020 - Project News

Greece - Located in Porto Rafti (near Athens) Nakal is one of the city's most attractive beach bar restaurants, a luxury hub, described in its logo as “A state of mind”, which ensures guests a holistic beach experience day and night. The seaside paradise’s restaurant offers a fusion and multi-cuisine dining experience with the signature of executive chef Dimitri Skarmoutso, the bar an endless list of classic and signature cocktails prepared by bartender/mixologist Aris Chatziantoniou and sounds are selected and spun by Maria Papidaki and VKD Djs.

Green Hippo launches feature-packed Nevis+

22/07/2020 - Equipment News

Real-time video manipulation expert Green Hippo has opened up new a new world of options for its users with the addition of a small-yet-powerful media server to its range, the Hippotizer Nevis+.

Elation KL Panel for broadcast quality white or full colour soft light

22/07/2020 - Equipment News

Elation Professional has added a full colour spectrum soft light to its KL series (key light) of broadcast quality LED luminaires, the KL Panel. Optimised for the colour temperature adjustable requirements of film and television, it is an ideal key and fill light source for any situation requiring outstanding performance and colour quality.

Life Is Art Studios Creates Wide Drive-In Looks with Chauvet Professional

22/07/2020 - Production News

USA – Social distancing: it not only affects where and how people sit at public gatherings, it also has a pretty big influence on the way lighting designs are put together for outdoor events. Daniel Thibault appreciates this first-hand.

Laughing with Loctambule

21/07/2020 - Standards News

France - Having a sense of humour has proved a vital survival tool in some of the worst possible scenarios! Whilst absolutely not downplaying the seriousness of a global pandemic, Jacky Fregonese of French lighting and visual rental and production company Loctambule, based near Strasbourg, has put smiles on faces with a series of very amusing product and business tutorials that have gained a large fan following on social media.

Events United Livestream for Riverview School Raises Over $800,000 with Chauvet Professional

21/07/2020 - Production News

USA – It was easy to get caught up in the excitement of the Riverview School’s annual fundraising gala with its spirited live auction, stage shows and convivial company, all set against a beautiful 16-acre Cape Cod campus. The Events United team experienced this first hand last year when they provided the lighting, audio, video and scenic elements for the popular affair at the boarding school, which serves 11 to 22-year old students with learning challenges.

GLP Announces 12-Month Global Extension of Product Warranties Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

21/07/2020 - Business News

Germany – Automated lighting manufacturer GLP (German Light Products), has taken an unprecedented step in its determination to support customers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Long Reach Long Rider announcement

21/07/2020 - Event News

USA - The Long Reach Long Riders are thrilled to announce the successful completion of the 2020 LRLR Kazoo Relay Ride. The ride was the LRLR response to the coronavirus crisis that has gripped the US and the world.

Triple E refreshes and relaunches company website as

21/07/2020 - Business News

UK - As a manufacturer and supplier of engineering solutions to the entertainment and creative arts sector, Triple E’s factory output has been mostly stalled as a result of the pandemic.

Martin Audio WPC Deployed at Bendorf’s Summer Long Festival

21/07/2020 - Production News

Germany – The German town of Bendorf, on the outskirts of Koblenz, has been staging its Summer In The City festival for many years and even the Covid-19 pandemic was not going to stop proceedings this year.

Sennheiser Digital 6000 System installed in largest and longest running television station in Puerto Rico

20/07/2020 - Project News

Puerto Rico – WKAQ, owned and operated by the Telemundo Group and the largest and longest-running television station in Puerto Rico, has laid the foundation for its next phase of audio equipment upgrades with the implementation of a Dante-enabled Sennheiser Digital 6000 wireless microphone system and facility-wide networked antenna installation. Conceived, installed, and commissioned by San Juan-based equipment provider AVL Group and custom-designed by Sennheiser, the new system provides seamless wireless microphone coverage throughout the building’s eight television studios and outdoor production areas.

First Anolis Eminere UK Installation at Mirfield Underpass

20/07/2020 - Project News

UK – The newly lit Mirfield Station underpass in West Yorkshire is the first UK installation for the new Eminere RGBW LED fixtures from architectural lighting brand Anolis (a Robe business) with 16 luminaires installed as part of an improvement works scheme undertaken by train operator Grand Central and partner JMD Rail Ltd. in conjunction with Kirklees Council and Network Rail.

Logic Systems Creates Versatile three-Artist Rig at Live Nation Drive-In with Chauvet Professional

20/07/2020 - Production News

USA – Country music superstar Brad Paisley has seen just about everything in his illustrious 20-year career, but until Friday 10 July, he’d never had fans 'cheer' by flashing their car headlights at him. Welcome to Live From The Drive-In, a three night, three-artists series of shows that marked Live Nation’s first foray into the world of drive-in concerts.

L-Acoustics K1 is clear, crisp and controlled at New Zealand’s first post-isolation live concert

20/07/2020 - Production News

New Zealand – Marking the country’s much anticipated return to live music events, chart-topping band L.A.B. played a sold-out show for 6,000 fans at Spark Arena in Auckland. Moved from its originally scheduled theatre venue, such was demand, this was the first major concert since lockdown. College Hill Productions supplied an L-Acoustics K1 system, bringing an energy to the group’s audio that offered the enthusiastic crowd a celebratory performance.

DiGiCo SD10 Consoles Make Houston’s Fourth of July Show a Real Firecracker

17/07/2020 - Production News

USA – Doing live music performances during the Covid-19 pandemic has compelled live sound companies to use every resource at their command to ensure that shows sound and feel authentic, even when performances have to take place without a live audience. That was recently the case at the City of Houston’s “Shell Freedom Over Texas” 4th July celebration, a live broadcast that paired artists including headliner Pat Green, Trae tha Truth, Bun B, Los Luzeros De Rioverde, Mariachi Imperial, and virtual performances from Lyle Lovett and La Mafia with the Houston Symphony Orchestra in its Jones Hall venue. The three-hour-long music show was televised live on local ABC Channel 13 and culminated in a live fireworks display, all mixed through a pair of DiGiCo SD10 consoles provided by audio vendor LD Systems and linked to three SD-Racks with 32-bit input cards and sharing I/O via an optical network.

Electro-Voice and Dynacord cover every corner at UK Church

17/07/2020 - Project News

UKAll Saints Church in Crowborough, East Sussex has upgraded its sound system, investing in Electro-Voice EVA (expandable vertical array) loudspeakers driven by Dynacord IPX series amplifiers. The new system, designed and installed by local supplier Ashdown Audio Visual, provides the church’s 600-strong congregation and musicians with much needed clarity of sound during its services.

Techs on the Decks is a Huge Success

17/07/2020 - Production News

Techs on the Decks saw 24 sizzling hot artists – also talented technicians – and 24 equally amazing techs running lighting, cameras, visuals and sound united and unleashed to present a 24-hour non-stop electronic music live stream broadcast on Facebook Live, YouTube and Twitch.

New Professional F6 Strip IP Linear Video Panel Unleashes Imagination

17/07/2020 - Equipment News

Designers now have more freedom to create video displays in a wider variety of configurations, thanks to the introduction of the Chauvet Professional F6 Strip IP linear video panel. Measuring 1000 x 34.5 x 68.2mm (39.37 x 1.36 x 2.69 in), the new outdoor-ready product can fit in tight spaces, add an extra dimension to set pieces, and be arranged in unique patterns, making it well-suited for a wide variety of applications, including drive-in shows and livestream productions.

Goboplus Launches GoboQuick Packages

17/07/2020 - Equipment News

In support of PLASA's #wemakeevents campaign, Goboplus Ltd and Rosco have teamed up to supply a special gobo designed to light up buildings and venues, to keep everyone talking about the difficulties the live events industry is facing.
Whilst the Government has pledged some financial support, let's continue to raise awareness to help secure our industry's future.
#wemakeevents glass gobo is offered at the special offer price of £39 ex vat (usually £78 ex vat).

Broadweigh Announces New Products and Software Features as Brand Unveils New Website

17/07/2020 - Equipment News

Leading load cell company Broadweigh has announced a series of brand new products in its range, plus the addition of software improvements to its toolkit. The company, which has undergone a complete rebranding exercise over the past year culminating with the launch of its new website, believes the time is right to bring the new developments to the market. The design changes have developed as a result of feedback from users, with the current COVID-19 pandemic creating an unprecedented time for pure engineering focus.

GLX Productions Lights Eden Project Red with Chauvet Professional

16/07/2020 - Production News

UK – Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the Eden Project was born of optimism in 1996, when the visionary Sir Tim Smit announced what many thought to be an impossible plan: to convert a defunct 160-year old clay pit into a site that would become a world-renowned attraction and education centre.

L-Acoustics Creations Brings Home the Concert Experience with the Launch of its High End Professional Sound Systems for Residential Use

16/07/2020 - Equipment News

L-Acoustics Creations, a division of L-Acoustics, is dedicated to making L-Acoustics market-leading professional audio products and technologies available for specification in state-of-the-art private, residential, cultural and marine AV environments. As consumer demand for in-home audio and entertainment experiences rises, L-Acoustics Creations addresses that demand with the release of Archipel Sound Systems for the home, offering the impact and dynamics of the live concert experience.

Creative Technology Supports GPJ to Deliver Professional Streaming Content

16/07/2020 - Production News

UK – Earlier this month, Creative Technology (CT) worked closely alongside long-standing client, George P. Johnson (GPJ), to professionally pre-record and edit a series of videos for their client, to later be streamed as part of two online events.

Obsidian NX4 control ease for Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day concert

16/07/2020 - Production News

Canada – Canadian lighting designer Pierre Roy has toured extensively over a 30-year career as well as handled lighting duties for a number of artists in his own home town of Quebec. For this year’s Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, he lit a special Facebook Live concert by one of the top rock artists in Quebec, Martin Deschamps, using an Elation rig directed by an Obsidian Control Systems NX4 console, a lighting control platform Roy has worked with for much of his career.

dLive Shines for SummAIR

16/07/2020 - Production News

Switzerland – Billed as Switzerland’s first open-air streaming festival, SummAIR featured a tight programme of live bands mixed on an advanced Allen & Heath dLive set-up.

Optocore Extends M-Series with Sample Rate Conversion

16/07/2020 - Equipment News

Optocore has further extended its highly successful M-series of interfaces with the announcement of the MADI-SRC.

GLP’s mighty X4 atom forms a versatile matrix for Izïa

15/07/2020 - Production News

France – More commonly known by her stage name, Izïa, Izïa Higelin is the rock star daughter of 70s pop legend Jacques Higelin. The Senegal-born actress and musician recently completed a 24-date French tour on the back of her new album, Citadelle.

The Virtual Venue by Pytch Gets Special Looks with Chauvet Professional

15/07/2020 - Project News

UK – From the outside, the complex of buildings at 21-25 Bonville Road, Brislington doesn’t look markedly different than it did in 2019. Inside, however, a quiet revolution is underway. The building’s owner, Pytch, which until recently was known as SXS Events, has been busily reinventing itself since the COVID-19 lockdown brought its thriving live event business to a sudden and complete halt.

STMPD Recording Studios Awarded Dolby Atmos Premier Studio Status with Alcons

15/07/2020 - Project News

The Netherlands – STMPD recording studios in Amsterdam has recently completed an extensive three-year renovation, bringing the total number of studios to eight, including a 135m2 Dolby Atmos Premier Studio. An Alcons pro-ribbon loudspeaker system delivers the detail and uniform coverage critical for immersive work, which played a big part in the mix stage being awarded Dolby’s highest and most prestigious level of certification.

Mixing Danny Vera is No Roller Coaster with RIVAGE PM7

15/07/2020 - Production News

The Netherlands – Singer/songwriter Danny Vera has been bringing his distinctive blend of Americana to enthusiastic Dutch audiences since the early 2000s. Following the success of hit single Roller Coaster, Vera and his band played a sold-out tour in late 2019 with a Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 digital mixing system.

London’s Southbank Centre invests in MDG ATMe haze generators

15/07/2020 - Project News

UK – Built for the Festival of Britain in 1951 and located on the south bank of London’s River Thames, Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre. It comprises the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery, and has recently seen the installation of two MDG ATMe haze generators in its larger venues, the 2,700-seat Royal Festival Hall and the 916-seat Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Covert Bat Drive Thru Rave

14/07/2020 - Production News

USA – The wonderful world of entertainment technology is renowned for those who can think out-of-the-box, and this pandemic is seeing no end of creative and imaginative ways in which people and companies are trying to boost morale and support the soul of live performance.

Seattle-based Joe Cole, owner of lighting rental company R90, was savouring some good conversation and a whisky-on-the-rocks over Zoom with his friend, attorney Neil Juneja of Gleam Law one Wednesday evening and, like most of us, missing shows, music and the incredible buzz and camaraderie of live events that has temporarily evaporated under lockdowns worldwide.

The Well Pennies Embrace Classic Neve Sound by Adding 1073LB Preamps to its 500 Series Rack

14/07/2020 - Project News

USA – In a bid to capture the sonic characteristics that they admire in older records, US band The Well Pennies have supplemented their very modern workflow with Neve 1073LB microphone preamplifiers, which are allowing them to embrace the warmth of classic analogue technology.

Star Design Event Services Lights Multi Site Fourth of July Show with Chauvet Professional

14/07/2020 - Production News

USA – Christopher Robin is quite sure he’ll never forget the Fourth of July 2020. Challenging times that force us out of our comfort zones have a way of imprinting themselves permanently on our memories. For Robin, a production manager at Star Design Event Services, such an experience occurred when he put together the stage for an Independence Day concert by Top 40 recording artists The Davisson Brothers.

Bandit Lites Partners with Moo TV and Clair Global to Offer Turnkey System at the Steel Mill

14/07/2020 - Production News

USA – As the live entertainment industry looks for new ways to engage people in a post COVID-19 world, Bandit Lites, Moo TV and Clair Global joined forces to offer a safe and controlled venue to artists at the Steel Mill, complete with a full production turnkey studio. Clients will have the world’s best in lighting, video, sound and space to record or broadcast their music to the masses, all without compromising quality or safety.

ETC introduces The Hamilton Programming Project for Eos Augment3d

14/07/2020 - Standards News

USA – As the world waits for venues and productions to reopen, lighting students and professionals alike have turned to the virtual realm to hone their skills. Now, ETC has partnered with an award-winning Broadway lighting team to create a new educational challenge: The Hamilton Programming Project. Participants will use actual touring paperwork from the hit musical to finish prep on an Eos show file and recreate Howell Binkley’s Tony Award‐winning lighting looks – all in Eos Augment3d.

MARC Theatre installs Martin Audio WPC for Sundance Film Festival

14/07/2020 - Project News

USA – When the MARC Theatre in Salt Lake City underwent a major renovation in 2012, converting it from an indoor sports facility at the Park City Municipal Athletic and Recreation Center to a 564-seat high class movie theatre, it quickly established itself on the circuit of the world-famous annual Sundance Film Festival.

Stacked Hearts Productions and Elation at Virtual Summer Camp ON

13/07/2020 - Production News

USA – Each year, WinShape Camps attracts over 30,000 students to its Christian-led summer camps across the US but like most outdoor camps were forced to cancel in-person events this year due to the Covid pandemic. In order to relieve the disappointment and give kids a fun and engaging experience anyway, WinShape has been working with Stacked Hearts Productions to create an engaging virtual experience that brings the fun of summer camp directly into homes. Through a combination of engaging video content and home-delivered packages, the virtual experience ON offers kids K-12 something new to explore every week.

Audient ASP800 Ready to Bring Sparkle to Métier Mastering

13/07/2020 - Project News

USA – Successful music producer with a passion for studio gear, Will Shenk chose an eight-channel mic pre, ASP800 when it came to upgrading at Métier Mastering. A self-confessed ‘nerd’, he spent three years researching and building his studio and certainly puts in the hours when it comes to specifying the right gear.

Ayrton makes a splash with the launch of Domino – the Master of the Elements

13/07/2020 - Equipment News

Ayrton has launched the latest in its series of IP65-rated fixtures, Domino – The Master of the Elements! Building on the huge success of Perseo, Ayrton’s first IP65-rated fixture, Domino delights in dominating the most extreme environments while delivering the most stunning effects.

Chauvet Professional Names Eusebio Romero Garcia Product Specialist for Spain

13/07/2020 - People News

Spain – Chauvet Professional took a major step toward serving its growing Spanish market by appointing Eusebio ('Sebi') Romero Garcia as product specialist for Spain. An experienced and highly regarded lighting and stage technician, as well as an accomplished photographer, Garcia will be working closely with the company’s Spanish distributor, Barcelona-based, ACSON, to co-ordinate product training and roadshows throughout the country.

Triple E Ltd back up to full capacity

13/07/2020 - Business News

UK – After an unprecedented series of events that decimated the entertainment industry both near and far, Triple E maintained its efforts to continue, with control measures in places, for as long as it could. This saw the company stay open and in production until quite late in the day when it bowed to the inevitable and, like so many other businesses, had to place the majority of its staff onto furlough.

Triple E now announces that it is once again open for business, including all custom design and manufacturing.

Triple E has stock in hand for all likely requirements and has spent the downtime launching its new website which gives a new, clearer and more detailed view of its product ranges and greatly improved online quotation tools.

Triple E's design engineers, production staff, technical, workshop and machine shop stand ready to aid customers on their next projects.

David Edelstein, managing director said: "The last 12 weeks has been a testing and tiring time however, Triple E passed the test of ensuring our critical order book was dispatched prior to having to shut our warehouse.

“I'm very happy that thankfully we haven't had any direct effect on any of our staff and their families from COVID-19 and that our social distancing, building cleaning and restriction on physical contact measures have paid off. However, we continue to be vigilant and have many of these in place to mitigate risk to our staff."

Action Church Adds KLANG Immersive IEM Mixing to its Flagship Broadcast Site

10/07/2020 - Project News

USA – Winter Park, Florida is the newest location for fast-growing Action Church, a worship community in the Orlando area that also has churches in the suburbs of Oviedo, Sanford and South Orlando. The church experienced a startling 150% plus growth between 2017 and 2018, less than four years after it was founded, catapulting it to the number-two position in Outreach magazine’s top 100 fastest-growing churches last year.

Painting the Town Red

10/07/2020 - Production News

UK - Robe UK was extremely proud to work with a number of companies, organisations, venues and individuals to light ten significant buildings and landmarks in and around its home town of Northampton for the #LightItInRed lighting action campaign on Monday night, 6th of July.

New seminars on conferencing and learning during the pandemic, a live visit to Aalborg University and learn new workflows for hybrid learning and contactless audio

10/07/2020 - Standards News

Join informative discussions about conferencing and higher education in Sennheiser’s #DontStopTheEducation series! On 15 July, Aalborg University opens its doors – albeit virtually – to show you how a university with three locations handles audio and control requirements. On 16 and 17 July, a consultant round table will discuss the new normal in higher education and conferencing. To best account for the breadth of challenges faced in various regions, this round-table discussion is available from a range of global locations, with different panellists for each region. In addition, further online seminars from Sennheiser will be looking at touchless audio and hybrid learning, and the TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone. All hosts and panellists are very much looking forward to answering questions.

Avant-Scènes Supports Diverse Mix of Performances at Manège de Reims with Chauvet Professional

10/07/2020 - Project News

France – Driving up from Paris on A4, one of the first things the visitor sees upon entering this ancient city is the Manège de Reims with its distinctive 16-sided polygon circus. Completed in 1867, the beautifully balanced stone building is more than a captivating national landmark, it is also a bustling hub of cultural activity, serving the community by hosting theatrical performances, dance recitals, concerts and other events, including circuses, for which it was originally built.

Christie Lites invests in large quantity of Elation multi-purpose Paladin Panels

10/07/2020 - Production News

USA – One of the largest stage lighting companies in North America, Christie Lites, has added Elation Professional’s new Paladin Panel to its extensive inventory of lighting gear. The versatile flood and effect light is available for immediate rental from Christie Lites locations across the US and Canada.

France’s Eventlive-Group Acquires Claypaky Mini-B LED Moving Lights

10/07/2020 - Production News

France – Eventlive-Group, a leading AV equipment and service supplier in Biarritz, France, has added a complement of Claypaky Mini-B fixtures to its extensive lighting inventory.

Astera Launches NYX Bulb

10/07/2020 - Equipment News

Leading wireless LED lighting manufacturer Astera launches its newest innovation – the NYX Bulb – a name inspired by NYX, Greek Goddess of the Night, a mysterious figure of exceptional power and beauty, feared even by Zeus himself!

AO Drones takes to the skies with ambitious ‘Thank You’ for frontline heroes

10/07/2020 - Production News

UAE – AO Drones, the specialist provider of drone light shows, recently played a key role in an unforgettable event to thank Dubai’s frontline workers for their heroic service during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DiGiCo’s SD9 makes light work for The Cube

09/07/2020 - Production News

Australia – Recognised worldwide as the standard for mixing live concert audio, DiGiCo consoles are finding additional life in the world of serious live stream events, thanks to their industry leading sound quality and ease of operation. One such place is in Australia for The Cube, a premium live streaming event space which is gaining serious traction in the world of live DJ streaming.

MAXI-mise Your Planning Time

09/07/2020 - Equipment News

Productions are about to start back up again and crews all over the world are looking for techniques and tools that will make their set safer. Rosco's new MAXI MIX LED fixture has a number of features that can help maximise time and space on set once shooting resumes.

Australia’s “Delivered Live” Brings Lockdown Relief with Harry The Hirer and Chauvet Professional

09/07/2020 - Production News

Australia – With live switching between studios almost 900 kilometres apart, tight bands, razor sharp witty comics, and full production visuals, “Delivered Live” has, in many ways, the look and feel of a television entertainment special. But the Saturday night broadcast, can’t be seen on Nine, Foxtel or any of Australia’s other networks, it comes to viewers via a YouTube, Facebook and Zoom livestream from 'studios' created in Harry The Hirer warehouses in Melbourne and Sydney.

Rosco Tough Prime Black – the Perfect Paint for Stage Floors

09/07/2020 - Project News

USA - When was the last time your stage floor had a fresh coat of paint? While most theatres are dark during the COVID-19 quarantine, many technicians have stayed busy working on various maintenance projects. This is an excellent time to give your stage floor a new coat of Rosco Tough Prime Black.

Neumann introduces the V 402 Preamp

08/07/2020 - Equipment News

German studio specialist Neumann.Berlin introduces the V 402, a state-of-the-art microphone preamplifier with integrated headphone monitoring. The V 402 is Neumann’s first-ever stand-alone microphone preamp, although the company has created several generations of top-quality preamp modules for its mixing consoles, such as the now legendary V 476 B of the 1980s. Like its predecessors, the V 402 preamplifier is conceived as the perfect complement to all Neumann and other high-class studio microphones.

LIT Live Conveys Intimacy in the Word Alive Stream with Chauvet Professional

08/07/2020 - Production News

USA – Whether it was at a stop on one of their many appearances on The Warped Tour, or a festival appearance, The Word Alive has always managed to forge a direct laser-like connection with crowds. Waves of fans invariably push up against the barricades at the band’s shows and the metalcore masters send the magnetic force right back at them.

TSL Lighting Joins #LightItInRed Campaign

08/07/2020 - Business News

UK – TSL Lighting joined the Light It In Red campaign on Monday 6 July, bathing its Gatwick and Basingstoke premises with light as part of the ‘red alert’ initiative lobbying the government to ramp up support for the arts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Green Hippo welcomes DataVisual as exclusive distributor for Canada

08/07/2020 - Business News

Canada – Green Hippo, the specialist creator of tools for the real-time manipulation of video for the AV industries, has welcomed DataVisual to its global sales network as exclusive distributor for Canada.

Events Business Lights Bristol Old Vic in Red

08/07/2020 - Business News

UK - SLX, a specialist hire and events company operating nationally from premises in Avonmouth, has illuminated the Bristol Old Vic red as part of the #Lightitinred campaign, which aims to highlight the critical condition of the live events industry.

Martin Audio Lights It In Red to Amplify Industry Plight

08/07/2020 - Business News

UK – Martin Audio’s British headquarters in High Wycombe got a dramatic new look as part of Monday night's #LightItInRed campaign, which saw 700 buildings of every kind across the UK lit up in ‘emergency red’ to amplify the voice of the event and entertainment industry during this critical time.

Brompton Technology’s LED processing power supports Creative Technology’s new Virtual Studio CT Virtual Studio

08/07/2020 - Production News

UK – During lockdown, and after closing their physical doors, agencies and clients have taken action to evolve their events into new, virtual, interactive broadcasts. Adapting to current safety practices, these companies are now introducing fresh solutions to stream content and connect to their audiences in an entirely new way, by hosting cutting-edge, fully interactive virtual experiences. An exciting example is from Creative Technology (CT) and aptly named Virtual Studio, which uses Brompton Technology processing to help ensure the best possible results.

Quarter-century milestone for LIPA and Sennheiser

07/07/2020 - Standards News

UK – For the past 25 years, Sennheiser has been sponsoring one of the best performing arts school in the world, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), with a Student Scholarship Programme, as well as its audio expertise and resources to the specialist institution.

Helping Chicago Unite at Night

07/07/2020 - Production News

USA – Chicago-based Charles Ford and his business partner Brandon Clark from Creative Live Control have been busy using creativity and lateral thinking during the coronavirus pandemic to help maintain positive energies.

Winnipeg Church Uses Renkus-Heinz to Put Sound Where You Want it: On the Congregation

07/07/2020 - Project News

USA – The Fort Garry Mennonite Brethren Church in Winnipeg, Manitoba is, according to its head pastor Carl Heppner: “A vibrant faith community where people of all ages and backgrounds can find a place to belong.” It is also a contemporary church known in the area for incorporating a full band into its services. And that is why, when it came time to upgrade its audio capabilities, the church went with a system backed by Renkus-Heinz.

SSLRent Creates Simple Elegance for BMW Event with Chauvet Professional

07/07/2020 - Production News

Belgium – Less is more. Frank Appeltans points to this well-proven aphorism when discussing his design philosophy. It’s an approach that has enabled him to come up with subtle, beautiful and evocative creations while avoiding unnecessary distractions.

Ayrton WildSun K25-TC light up Iceland’s Hallgrimskirkja Church

07/07/2020 - Production News

Iceland – At 75m tall, Hallgrimskirkja Church in the centre of Reykjavik is the largest church in Iceland and one of the tallest buildings in the country. Its sweeping frontage and steeple dominate the skyline of the city both with its height and its dramatic architecture. The design is the work of state architect, Guðjón Samúelsson, who was inspired by the crystalline structures of the basalt rock that is so prevalent in this volcanic country.

Get ready for innovative live stream concerts with Mamas Gun, Lindsey Webster, and DJ Fly.

07/07/2020 - Production News

It’s Summer in the Northern hemisphere and Sennheiser’s #DontStopTheMusic series of online concerts is providing the soundtrack! Lindsey Webster and DJ Fly will be offering live concert streams, whilst Mamas Gun, a five-piece London based band, will be live streaming their performance via an innovative platform called Tin Pan Studio, which combines ultra-low latency server-based monitoring, so all band members can play together remotely.

Afterlife 2020 Debuts in Dubai with 100 Claypaky Sharpys

07/07/2020 - Production News

UAE – The Afterlife series of worldwide electronic music festivals arrived in Dubai, UAE for the first time in February at the Hangar 4 industrial warehouse event space. Lighting designer Pascal Bach of VEM Visionemotion GmbH utilised 100 Claypaky Sharpy fixtures to deliver the evening’s signature Afterlife look within the monumental space.

ROE Visual Delivers 70 Million Pixels for Hyperbowl Virtual Showroom

07/07/2020 - Production News

Germany – ROE Visual is selected as preferred partner to provide all LED screens for the installation of a huge virtual studio in the Expo Munich, a concept by ACHT and NSYNK, realised by TFN in corporation with Fournell.

Virginia’s Soundworks Converts Entire Inventory to Wavefront Precision with investment in WPS and WPC

07/07/2020 - Production News

USA – One year on from taking delivery of the world’s first Wavefront Precision Longbow (WPL) system, Richmond, VA’s Soundworks has now switched its entire inventory to Martin Audio, purchasing both 8-inch WPS and 10-inch WPC systems.

FIX8Group Launches ‘OctoCue’ Virtual Presentation Solution

06/07/2020 - Equipment News

New virtual presentation software solution OctoCue has debuted its web-based service which enables smoother and more professional virtual events by allowing slide control from anywhere.

Magmatic atmospheric effects powered by Atmosity fluid

06/07/2020 - Equipment News

To complement its growing line of special effects machines, Magmatic atmospheric effects is offering a complete line of high-quality fluid called Atmosity. Atmosity universal fluid has been specially formulated for use in Magmatic’s Magma and Thermatic haze and fog machines, Polar snow machines, Rocket CO2 cryogenic simulation effects, and other specialty effects products.

Zero 88 and iLight Manufacturing for the Future

06/07/2020 - Business News

UK – Entertainment and architectural lighting control manufacturers Zero 88 and iLight have consolidated and streamlined the production facilities and processes at their shared factory in Cwmbran, Wales.

G.I.S. Sound and Light Brings Rijeka’s Town Centre Back to Life with Help from ChamSys

06/07/2020 - Production News

Croatia – For centuries, Trg Rijecke Rezolucije has stood as the “town square,” and cultural hub of this bustling port city, hosting events, concerts and rallies. But with the outbreak of COVID-19 and the ensuing ban on public gatherings, the picturesque plaza fell eerily silent.

PLASA Show postponed to 2021 with new dates announced

06/07/2020 - Event News

It is with great regret that PLASA announces that the PLASA Show will not take place at Olympia London from 6-8 September this year due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and uncertainty regarding social distancing and lockdown policies. However, PLASA Show will return to Olympia London in 2021 from 5-7 September.

Neve Genesys Helps Radar Sounds Stays True to its Analogue Roots

06/07/2020 - Project News

UK – Radar Sounds, one of the few remaining studios in the UK to offer true analogue tape recording facilities, has installed a Neve Genesys G32 console.

Elation Professional presents “Virtual at Home Demo” series

03/07/2020 - Business News

With the travel, gathering and distancing restrictions that come with the Covid-19 pandemic, Elation Professional’s sales team and product specialists are demoing some of Elation’s newest lighting products from the comfort and safety of their own homes in a video series called "Virtual at Home Demo."

Nation’s favourite Captain Sir Tom Moore’s story preserved by Sennheiser

03/07/2020 - Production News

UK – At the end of April, British war veteran and beloved walking hero, Captain Sir Thomas Moore, raised more than £32m for NHS charities by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday on the 30th of April. On his birthday morning, thousands of people worldwide offered their well wishes to the former tank commander. Joining the widespread celebration, Captain Sir Tom Moore thanked the public for their overwhelming generosity from his home in Bedfordshire. Speaking to the BBC Breakfast team, his voice was heard loud and clear thanks to Sennheiser’s rock-solid Digital 6000 wireless microphone system.

Robe Helps Play It Forward with Oooth

03/07/2020 - Production News

South Africa – Play It Forward, an incendiary new live show by South African rockers Oooth – well known for their love of high production values and visual stage presentations – was part of a dynamic live stream designed as a fundraiser for tattoo artists across the country and freelance technicians via #FeedOurCrew who have been left high and dry and without any income during the Covid-19 lockdown.

50LUX Brings Stories of the Sea to Life at Zuiderzeemuseum with Chauvet Professional

03/07/2020 - Project News

The Netherlands – Imagine the awe and amazement of a ship’s crew that plied the waters of the Zuiderzee a century or more ago, if somehow, they miraculously found themselves in the same spot on earth today? The expansive salt water bay teaming with fish that led to the North Sea would be gone, the result of the Afsluitdijk, a colossal barrier dam built over a five-year period in the 1920s and 30s. In its place would be a much smaller fresh water lake and 1,500km² of land that was reclaimed from the sea and is now inhabited by some 400,000 people.

City Theatrical Launches RadioScan Spectrum Analyser

03/07/2020 - Equipment News

City Theatrical’s newest product, RadioScan Spectrum Analyser, is a 900MHz and 2.4GHz spectrum analyser that allows users to easily visualise radio energy that is otherwise invisible. With its a hardware dongle and accompanying free software, RadioScan helps users create wireless DMX broadcast plans that optimise the available spectrum, and help prevent interference with nearby mission critical radio devices.

Rosco Gobos for Health

03/07/2020 - Equipment News

With restaurants, offices, and other businesses welcoming back customers and employees, gobo projections can provide a creative, elegant solution for encouraging healthy practices. Rosco Gobos For Health enable businesses can display messages about social distancing, mask wearing, and more.

White Light and SFL Announce Strategic Partnership

03/07/2020 - Business News

UK - Technical solution experts White Light (WL) and leading audio visual production supplier SFL have announced their intention to launch a strategic partnership, one which will see both companies broaden their existing offering and allow customers to receive the highest standard of full service technical production.

Brompton Technology HDR excels at AVID – AV Innovation Days powered by LANG AG

03/07/2020 - Event News

Germany – The end of June saw Brompton Technology take part in one of Europe’s first face-to-face industry events since lockdown, the AV Innovation Days (AVID), organised and hosted by LANG AG at its LANG Academy in Lindlar, Germany.

QSC announces plug-in for Sennheiser TeamConnect Ceiling 2

02/07/2020 - Equipment News

QSC has announced a plug-in for Sennheiser’s TeamConnect Ceiling 2 microphone. The plug-in allows for drag-and-drop integration into the Q-SYS audio, video and control Ecosystem, saving programming time and resources for AV integrators, programmers and consultants.

The New ChamSys MagicQ MQ50 Opens More Design Options for Installations

02/07/2020 - Equipment News

ChamSys has expanded its award-winning MagicQ series of consoles with the introduction of the MagicQ MQ50. Compact and lightweight, but powerful, the new console brings the same level of flexibility to the installation market that the groundbreaking MagicQ MQ70 has brought to touring.

L-Acoustics Announces Leadership Team of Newly Formed Americas Region

02/07/2020 - People News

USA – L-Acoustics has announced the appointment of accomplished audio industry expert Alan Macpherson to head the newly formed Americas division, encompassing sales, application, support, fulfilment and finance activities for all countries in North, Central and South America. Alan will report to Laurent Vaissié, CEO L-Acoustics, and Hervé Guillaume, CEO L-Acoustics Group. The company further reinforces the new division with the promotion of BJ Shaver to business development director for the installation market and the appointment of William Cornell as business development director for the rental market, both reporting to Macpherson.

Special Event Services hosts The Gray Room Sessions with Elation lights

02/07/2020 - Production News

USA – The Gray Room at Special Event Services’ headquarter facility in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is usually abuzz with activity as the live production and touring company preps gear for upcoming tours and festivals. With the COVID shutdown in March however, the warehouse area turned eerily quiet. Nevertheless, the downtime provided Special Event Services vice president and co-founder Jeff Cranfill the chance to realise a long held ambition for the space.

Raise Your Voice with the XSW 1-835 Vocal Set

02/07/2020 - Equipment News

Sennheiser’s July anniversary deal brings the XS Wireless 1-835 Vocal Set at a special price. An easy-to-use wireless microphone system for singers and presenters, this vocal system operates in the professional UHF band. To celebrate the audio specialist’s 75-year anniversary, the XSW 1-835 Vocal Set is available for EUR 199 instead of EUR 299 throughout the months of July and August. Please visit for a list of dealers offering this promotion. Still on special offer this month are the Memory Mic (extended until 31 August) and the HD 280 PRO headphones (extended until 31 July).

Garth Brooks Returns to the Stage with Bandit Lites

01/07/2020 - Production News

USA – Garth Brooks returned to the stage in true spectacular fashion, as only Garth can, in a co-ordinated live concert at over 300 drive-in theatres across North America. Nothing like this had ever been seen before, and Bandit Lites provided the lighting for the special event, where more than 350,000 fans were entertained while safe in their own vehicles.

Helm Projects Creates Lockdown Learning and Livestreaming Center with Help from Chauvet DJ

01/07/2020 - Production News

USA – After finishing his NYE show for Bassnectar in Louisville, Justin Casey was gearing up for a busy 2020. For a couple of months things played out that way for the owner of Helm Projects. There were shows at the Okeechobee Festival and Holy Ship Wreck, a concert at American Airlines Arena with Snoop Dog. The list went on – until the COVID-19 lockdown brought it to a sudden end.

Funktion-One lends support to United We Stream Brighton

01/07/2020 - Production News

UK – United We Stream Brighton (UWSB) launched on 18 June with a programme of live performances to raise funds for Brighton's night time economy, which has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic. Loudspeaker manufacturer Funktion-One is partnering with the initiative, supplying its new, ultra-compact F5 / SB8 sound system for in the room playback.

Version2 Joins Lighting Director James Tinsley For BBC Three’s Glow Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star

01/07/2020 - Production News

UK – R eturning for a second run, Glow-Up once again showcases the incredible talents of ten aspiring make up artists. Produced by Wall to Wall Media for the BBC, the eight episode series follows the group as they face a series of weekly challenges on the quest to be crowned ‘Glow Up Star’.

Discover the new Claypaky products for the year 2020 in its new virtual booth

01/07/2020 - Equipment News

Because of the numerous trade shows and industry events cancelled around the globe and current travel restrictions, Claypaky is not able to present its new and exciting products in person. To supplement these opportunities, Claypaky has created a virtual booth to introduce and showcase its latest product innovations to the Industry.