News Archive for November 2021

Broadway production of SIX the Musical enjoys MDG Atmosphere

30/11/2021 - Production News

USA – Lighting designer Tim Deiling chose two MDG Atmosphere generators to provide the perfect ambient haze for his lighting of the Broadway production of SIX. The British musical, with book, music and lyrics by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, is a vibrant, modern retelling of the story of Henry VIII’s six wives, presented as a pop contest.

Geopalcos festival support by Infinity, Showtec, and DMT

30/11/2021 - Production News

Portugal – Infinity Furion S401 Spots, iW-1915 RGBW wash moving heads, Showtec Helix S5000 Q4 RGBW LED wash fixtures, and DMT Pixelscreen E6 MKII LED screens were successfully deployed at the Praça al Mouhatamid Ibn Abbad in Silves during the Geopalcos summer festival in the Algarve in the south of Portugal. The fixtures and screens were perfectly capable of complying to the specific intentions of the operators and supported the performers wonderfully.

BikeFest Charity Cycle to Take Place in Spain

30/11/2021 - Event News

Spain – Cyclists of all ages and abilities are invited to take part in BikeFest Spain 2022, a three-day fundraising ride from Valencia to ISE in Barcelona from 29-31 January, travelling 360km along the Mediterranean coast. The BikeFest team aims to raise funds for live events, entertainment and AV professionals who have suffered financially due to the pandemic.

MLA and CDD-LIVE 8 Sent to The Glasshouse

30/11/2021 - Project News

USA – Offering breath-taking 360° views over the Hudson River and Manhattan Skyline, The Glasshouse is a new multi-function, interconnectable event space in New York City.

Elation Lighting covers stage and broadcast at new Citygate Church campus

30/11/2021 - Project News

USA – In the tri-state area where Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio meet, just north of Cincinnati, lies Citygate Church’s new campus, Forest Park. The church, which originated in Cincinnati and was once mobile, has grown from a small congregation into a thriving, multi-site ministry that enhances services for live and broadcast audiences using customisable lighting from Elation Professional specified and installed by integration company S&L Integrated Systems.

University Facilitates Teaching Analogue Signal Flow with Audient Console

29/11/2021 - Project News

Romania – Aware that their students needed a way to understand signal flow more easily, course leader Áron Fazakas Ph.D., associate professor and József ‘Yogi’ Lénárd, sound master instructor at Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania “decided to teach a more solid, analogue-based hybrid studio process.” After much research, they chose the Audient ASP4816 mixing console to facilitate this, saying the desk “perfectly met our educational and production needs.”

Outline Announces The ‘GSR’, a Unique Acoustic Measurement Solution

29/11/2021 - Equipment News

Designed in collaboration with the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the prestigious Brescia University and engineered in Italy by Outline, the new GSR (Globe Source Radiator) provides a vital tool for acoustic analysis.

1Rebel Saudi Arabia‘s Club Vibe Created with Chauvet Professional

29/11/2021 - Project News

Saudi Arabia – Visitors to 1Rebel might easily think they’ve entered an upscale club were it not for the rows of treadmills, bikes and other exercise equipment that reveal its identity as a fitness centre. This is precisely the sort of image, management of the renowned London-based gym hoped to create when they opened their two Saudi Arabian locations.

Yamaha Partners with Entourage Pro Production Crew Resource

29/11/2021 - Business News

As the live production industry enjoys a long-awaited renaissance, Yamaha has partnered with Entourage Pro, a new and free-to-join global networking platform which provides a much-needed new way to source and accredit production industry personnel.

ABTT Announce New Co-Chairs for Council

29/11/2021 - Business News

UK - The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) has announced that as of 3rd November 2021 Mig Burgess Walsh, (lighting tutor at the Guildford School of Acting, chair of AAPTLE Wellbeing Group and an active freelancer) will sit alongside David Evans, (head of production at National Theatre Wales, former chair of the Production Managers’ Forum and founding production manager and board member of Lagos Theatre Festival) as the association's new co-chairs.

Video Highlights New Robe T11 Range a Three-in-One Solution

26/11/2021 - Equipment News

Robe lighting s.r.o. has launched the full-form product video for its new T11 luminaire, the latest in its hugely popular and successful “T” series, fine-tuned to deliver outstanding performance and full flexibility.

Anolis Eminere gets Estrel Berlin in The Mood

26/11/2021 - Project News

Germany - Anolis Eminere 1 RGBA LED wall washing lighting fixtures were specified to create mood lighting in a series of breakout rooms in the newest extension to the Estrel Congress Center (ECC) in Berlin, with the Czech manufacturer also producing some specially adapted ceiling mounting versions of the fixture to suit this project.

Yamaha VC Series Ceiling Speakers Offer Premium Sound at a Non-Premium Price

26/11/2021 - Equipment News

Yamaha has launched its new VC series ceiling speakers, a low profile, cost-effective range which is designed to deliver high quality music reproduction with an exceptional performance-to-cost ratio in a variety of commercial spaces, including hospitality, entertainment and corporate premises.

Super Producer Lil’ Ronnie Chooses a Neve Genesys Black Console For His New Studio complex

26/11/2021 - Project News

USA – Multi-platinum music producer and songwriter Ronnie Jackson has made a Neve Genesys Black G16 console the centrepiece of a new five studio facility he recently opened in Georgia, USA.

Professional DMX looms with XLR 5-pin plugs by KLOTZ

25/11/2021 - Equipment News

Even with a low number of channels, wiring with individual cables quickly becomes confusing. The highly flexible multi-channel looms by KLOTZ finally put an end to cable chaos! The four channel and eight channel DMX looms of the SCD series are equipped with high-quality XLR 5-pin plugs by KLOTZ and ensure stable signal transmission and perfect overview.

Gerry Dintleman’s Chauvet Professional Rig Creates Haunting Aura for Foxing’s Album Release

25/11/2021 - Production News

USA – Just as it does with tides of the sea, the moon exerts a powerful pull over human emotions. Everyone has, at one time or another, been moved by the sight of this mysterious orb hanging effortlessly in the night sky. It was fitting, then, that the indie/emo band Foxing entitled their fourth studio album “Draw Down The Moon.”

Sennheiser proves essential component for extreme location recording

25/11/2021 - Production News

Worldwide – Sound recordist George Vlad travels to some of the most remote places on earth to record the unobstructed sound of nature. From recording winds in the freezing Romanian Carpathian Mountains to capturing the sounds of the Ethiopian desert in searing heat, his Sennheiser microphones and headphones are essential tools of his trade that accompany him everywhere.

San Francisco Opera Embraces IP Audio with Lawo mc2 Consoles and Infrastructure

25/11/2021 - Project News

USA – San Francisco Opera’s historic 3,006-seat War Memorial Opera House, opened in 1932 on Van Ness Avenue adjacent to City Hall, has just completed a technical upgrade to a complete Audio-over-IP infrastructure with two Lawo mc² audio production consoles and related I/O, unifying the theatre’s audio production systems and bringing to completion a project with roots going back nearly seven years.

PlugFest 2022 returns to France for three days of lighting product testing

25/11/2021 - Event News

France – PlugFest, the technical event for entertainment lighting interoperability, returns to Lille in France from 29-31 March 2022 following a two-year hiatus. The popular event welcomes manufacturers, developers and technicians from across Europe to test their products and learn about the latest protocols.

Martin Audio LE100 Assists in Reproducing Eight-Horn Ensemble

24/11/2021 - Production News

Japan – A classic concert took place recently at the Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Concert Hall, featuring Nobuaki Fukukawa. One of the world's most active horn players, he is also principal player in the NHK Symphony Orchestra and a major name in the orchestral world.

“A complete no-brainer”: grandMA3 for New AFAS Theatre

24/11/2021 - Project News

The Netherlands - A grandMA3 lighting control system – hardware and software – is at the heart of the new AFAS Experience Center’s 800 capacity theatre in Leusden, the Netherlands. The theatre is an integral part of the software company’s spectacular new contemporary work campus designed by Steef van de Veldt of Just Architects.

Creative Goes Big with Close to 100 Chauvet Professional fixtures for Jurasic Fight Night

24/11/2021 - Production News

USA – There are paradoxes involved in design. Keith Hoagland appreciates that. Sometimes, says the well-known designer and programmer, “less is indeed more.” He and co-designer Steve Leopard of Leopard Production put this time-honoured principle into practice recently when lighting a corporate event livestream for legendary country band Sixwire with special guest Steve Augeri, the lead singer of Journey from 1998 to 2006.

Bernhard Endl Meets Ninja Warrior Austria Challenge with ChamSys MagicQ MQ500M

24/11/2021 - Production News

Austria – For the two-million or so Austrians who tuned in every Monday to watch the country’s 2021 Ninja Warrior championships, keeping pace with the gifted young athletes as they raced across unstable bridges, swung along series of hanging rings and hauled heavy weights up a 'salmon Ladder', would have seemed like an impossible task. But, for Bernhard Endl, it was a matter of routine.

Absen Ends 2021 on a High with Five New Products and Much Anticipated MicroLED

24/11/2021 - Equipment News

Global LED manufacturer Absen is ending the year on a high with the introduction of five new cutting-edge products and technologies. Looking ahead to 2022, and in particular to the ISE show where the new series will be presented to international visitors in a much-anticipated industry trade show, Absen recently unveiled at an online autumn product launch the new generation HC series of professional small pitch products, the AX Pro series of MiniLED, the MR series of professional floor tile screens and the much-awaited Clear Cobalt MicroLED, all of which are available immediately.

Xinjiang Corps TV Station Reaches Out with Multiple Allen & Heath dLive Systems

24/11/2021 - Project News

China – Xinjiang, the largest province in China, is a fast-changing region where the ancient and modern surround you at every turn. Two thousand years ago the Silk Road threaded through the region – a breathtaking patchwork of glaciers, snowy mountains, Gobi deserts, grasslands and lakes – opening up a bountiful trade in goods, culture and stories.

APG Loudspeakers Sparkle in the Spanish Sun

24/11/2021 - Production News

Spain – Thirty APG speakers, subs and racks are back home in Andalusia after a busy summer season of live entertainment with Spanish audio specialist Sonido Zero Dbs.

KLOTZ – professional StarQuad microphone cable drum

24/11/2021 - Equipment News

The M4 StarQuad microphone cable drum is the perfect solution for events and sound recordings with high demands.

Stage Audio Works rounds off Faith Dome with comprehensive AV solution

23/11/2021 - Project News

South Africa – Faith Broadcasting Network has consolidated a vast following of approximately 264 million viewers worldwide since its inception two decades ago, with satellite, terrestrial and digital broadcasts reaching worshippers all around the world. With headquarters in South Africa, and studios in the USA and the UK, MyFaithTV is the largest religious broadcaster on the African continent.

Stavanger Concert Hall Keeps it Quiet with Robe ESPRITES

23/11/2021 - Project News

Norway – Stavanger Concert Hall is a gleaming, beautifully designed glass and steel architectural masterpiece occupying a stunning waterfront location in Norway’s charismatic ‘oil capital’, where the hustle of marine-based industries fuse with a passion for culture and live performance.

PYTCH Adds More Martin Audio DD6 / SX118 to Fulfil Massive Contract

23/11/2021 - Production News

UK – Bristol based experiential company PYTCH has added to its vast quantity of Martin Audio loudspeakers, used in both their rental stock and virtual studio.

Turkish Hitmaker Chooses Audient for his Production Studio

22/11/2021 - Project News

Turkey – Producer and prolific songwriter and composer, Ozan Çolakoğlu has upgraded his studio with a brand new Audient ASP8024-HE console. With hundreds of songs credited with production, writing and arrangement by Ozan over his 30-year career, his name is never far from the Turkish Top 10. Most recently he has recorded prominent Turkish singer-songwriter and ‘megastar’, Tarkan’s long-awaited eleventh album on the British desk.

Robe Rocks at Nottingham Rock City

22/11/2021 - Project News

UK – Legendary live music venue, Rock City in Nottingham, boosted its house lighting rig for October this year (a busy period including some lively university Freshers Week events) with a rig of 60 Robe moving lights, with extras supplied via rental and production company Zeal.

Ayrton Celebrates 20 Years of Digital Lighting

22/11/2021 - Business News

November 21st 2021 sees Ayrton celebrate its 20th anniversary and what a journey it has been for the company which has dedicated itself entirely to developing innovative LED lighting products.

Spotrack Appoints Apex Technologies as Exclusive Distributor for North America

22/11/2021 - Business News

USA – Spotrack, manufacturer of the world’s leading remotely operated followspot system, has announced the appointment of Apex Technologies as its exclusive North American distributor. Spotrack’s multi-patented technology combines experience in computer vision with a love of entertainment lighting to create a powerful and practical twenty-first century reinvention of followspotting.

Elation ON TOUR 2021 film recaps joy of being on the road again

22/11/2021 - Event News

USA – There’s nothing like the feeling of being out there: on the road, meeting new people, renewing friendships, talking lighting, demoing products. After 14 months of hosting virtual events, the Elation US team was thrilled to be on the road again this past summer on Elation ON TOUR, connecting with local lighting pros across the US and getting the chance to demo new lighting products.

Elation announces creative IP65 Proteus Rayzor Edge and Blade Tilt FX Bars

22/11/2021 - Equipment News

The Proteus Rayzor Edge and Proteus Rayzor Blade are a striking visual combination of linear wash, high-intensity strobe line and SparkLED FX inside a compact IP65 linear fixture design. Envisioned to provide the designer unlimited creative control of powerful colours and high-powered strobe effects from a single unit, they allow unlimited placement in any outdoor and indoor environment, greatly enhancing their capabilities. Protected from dust and water ingress, they are part of Elation’s industry-leading Proteus range of outdoor luminaires, matching colours and SparkLED effects with the popular Proteus Rayzor 760.

Calibre LEDFusion Pro A130C-15 is Best in Market with Two Global Awards

19/11/2021 - Event News

USA – Calibre UK was once again recognised by the industry with two Best in Market awards from Future Publishing for the company’s LEDFusion Pro A130C-15 130-inch all-in-one LED display.

Jeff Croiter Creates Connectivity for Freestyle Love Supreme on Broadway with Chauvet Professional

19/11/2021 - Production News

USA – At times, theatre has a unique way of firing the imagination by blurring boundaries. Such is the case with Freestyle Love Supreme, the exultant, hip-hop laced, improvisational whirl created by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Tommy Kail of Hamilton fame, along with Anthony Veneziale, where performers seem to spring to life right before the audience’s very eyes.

ETC introduces F-Drive B-Box, expanding fixture compatibility

19/11/2021 - Equipment News

A new F-Drive accessory is now available, simplifying installation and vastly increasing compatibility with third-party LED fixtures. The B-Box4 uses the RJ45 output of an F-Drive card to position up to four channels of Molex, terminal, or RJ45 connections at any location in an installation.

NEXT Audiocom introduces MAVERICK MV6

19/11/2021 - Equipment News

The Portuguese manufacturer NEXT Audiocom, the new brand from NEXT-proaudio, introduces the new portable speaker Maverick MV6.

Xytech Announces it Will Not Attend IBC Due to Surge in COVID-19 Cases in the Netherlands

18/11/2021 - Event News

The Netherlands – Xytech, the leader in resource management software for the broadcast and media industries, announced that it has withdrawn its participation in IBC2021, scheduled to take place between 3 and 6 December at RAI Amsterdam. Xytech's decision to withdraw was made as COVID-19 infections reached a record high in the Netherlands and as hospitals became constrained across the country.

The Untold Kinesys Story

18/11/2021 - Production News

Romania – A Kinesys Apex automation system with new Kinesys Vector control console was used to create amazing and super-cool kinetic effects created with six seven-metre diameter motion-controlled trussing circles each rigged with ten moving lights above the audience of the Galaxy Stage at the 2021 Untold Festival staged in the BT Arena venue at Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

PRG Names Stephan Paridaen CEO

18/11/2021 - People News

USA – PRG has named Stephan Paridaen as CEO, effective from 3 January 2022. Paridaen currently holds the role of president & COO at PRG, leading its operations in EMEA & APAC since 2010. Simultaneously, Jeremiah J. ('Jere') Harris will become the company’s executive chairman and chief creative officer.

Important Updates to DIN SPEC 15800:2021

18/11/2021 - Standards News

Vectorworks, Inc., MA Lighting and Robe Lighting announce important updates to DIN SPEC 15800:2021. Evolution of the GDTF file format demonstrates industry-wide involvement, extensibility and scalability.

Yamaha and Molto Music Reach New Heights at The Dorchester

18/11/2021 - Project News

UK – Bringing new, fresh live music to places where people don't expect it is the mission of London-based Molto Music. With a flagship project on the roof of The Dorchester, one of the city’s most prestigious hotels, the company is working closely with Yamaha to expand its ‘pop up’ live venues throughout the city.

Chauvet Professional Continues IP65 Expansion with the New COLORado PXL Bar

18/11/2021 - Equipment News

Versatility is a virtue! The new IP65 rated COLORado PXL Bar 16 and COLORado PXL Bar 8 from Chauvet Professional demonstrate that in convincing fashion, delivering a wide range of performance features, such as seamless pixel pitch between fixtures and fast, smooth motorised tilts up to 200 degrees whether used indoors or out.

GLP Brings New Technologies to LDI 2021

18/11/2021 - Event News

USA – German Light Products’ US-based team is heading out in force to the LDI trade show, which begins in Las Vegas on Friday 19th November, with product launches from across its range. Excited to be back and supporting the networking side of the industry, GLP has plenty of new innovations to talk about at the show and invites all visitors to come and join the team for some of the renowned GLP hospitality.

Martin Audio supports Duke 2020 Commencement … in 2021!

18/11/2021 - Production News

USA – A Martin Audio MLA Compact loudspeaker array system was chosen by partners, North Carolina-based RMB Audio, when locally based Duke University’s spring and autumn 2020 graduation was postponed until a time of greater health safety. That time was determined to be 26 September, 2021, when undergraduates, graduates and professional school class members (and their families) were invited to participate in the delayed celebration.

The new HK AUDIO LINEAR 9 series: Professional Point Source Speakers with Cutting Edge Technology

18/11/2021 - Equipment News

The new series of LINEAR 9 loudspeaker systems brings together the latest in audio technology and the evolved needs of professional audio companies. These user requirements are reflected in every detail of the new LINEAR 9 family: high-grade speaker components, custom-designed acoustic transformers and horns, birch multiplex enclosures with PU coating, latest generation class-D power amps, high-performance digital controllers, advanced networking capability, professional PowerCon adaptors and the manufacturing in St. Wendel (Germany) sum up to an extraordinarily efficient and value-preserving alternative in its class.

Personalise your programming workflow with ETC’s Eos v3.1 software

18/11/2021 - Equipment News

ETC’s Eos Family of lighting controllers is known for providing comprehensive, finely tuned control for lighting rigs of all sizes. Now, with the release of Eos v3.1 – the latest major software update for the platform – that control becomes even more customisable to suit any programming style or show. Eos v3.1 is all about you, with new tools that help you set up your workspaces – programming, 3D-visualized, and physical – just the way you want them.

TLD relies on Elation KL series for top

18/11/2021 - Production News

Germany – In September, the International Motor Show (IAA), the world's largest trade show for passenger cars, took place for the first time in Munich as a new concept, IAA Mobility, focused on future-oriented mobility. TLD Planungsgruppe GmbH was responsible for the lighting design, among other things, for the Mercedes-Benz presence and chose Elation KL series luminaires as the high-quality lighting solution.

Outline Announce New EMEA Sales Partnership

17/11/2021 - Business News

Outline, one of Europe’s most innovative designers and manufacturers of professional loudspeaker systems and related technologies, has announced a new strategic sales partnership with World Marketing Associates (WMA).

Zero 88 FLX S24 Provides Flexible Lighting Control for University of Sunderland

17/11/2021 - Project News

UK – Two FLX S24 consoles from Zero 88 (a Signify entertainment lighting brand) have been supplied by Ross-on-Wye-based CJP Broadcast for lighting control in two new broadcast studios for virtual production and television at the University of Sunderland’s David Puttnam Media Centre. CJP’s technical manager James Ruddock, who led the virtual studio installation team, chose the consoles for their power, compact size and footprint, and as, “a good value option for educational applications of all levels with its many features and great functionality as found in larger lighting desks.”

Chauvet Professional Transforms Perspective at LDI

17/11/2021 - Event News

USA - Reaffirming its support for the industry and confidence in its future, Chauvet Professional has announced its plans for a high profile presence at LDI. This positivity will be clear to see at the company’s booth (2041), which has been designed around the theme “Depends on Your Perspective LIGHT,” and will be showcasing IP65 rated and broadcast lighting fixtures.

Strand brings architainment lighting control to the Vision.Net Gateway with software update, new DMX module

17/11/2021 - Equipment News

Strand, the original name in theatrical lighting and a Signify entertainment lighting brand, has announced new capabilities for the Vision.Net gateway that offer DMX connectivity as well as RDM management and dynamic DMX snap-shotting without needing a separate lighting console.

Mercury Award Winner Arlo Parks in the Ascendancy with Allen & Heath’s dLive

17/11/2021 - Production News

UK & USA - Not many artists can claim to have had a better start to the 2020s than Arlo Parks.

PROLIGHTS & Avolites Deliver Bold Looks for !Audacious Church

17/11/2021 - Project News

UK – PROLIGHTS and Avolites help create bold looks for the vibrant !Audacious Church Chester campus.

EXBOX.SG and SG.IO: two new SoundGrid products for DirectOut

17/11/2021 - Equipment News

Germany-based pro audio specialist DirectOut has unveiled EXBOX.SG and SG.IO, two new products supporting SoundGrid.

Hippotizer Boreal+ drives live and on-the-fly visuals for Paralympics GB Homecoming

17/11/2021 - Production News

UK – A month after collaborating on the Team GB Olympics Homecoming, Transition Video was back at London’s SSE Wembley Arena to help deliver another hybrid event, using Green Hippo’s Boreal+ media server for The National Lottery's Paralympics GB Homecoming.

JBL Professional introduces EON700 Series Portable PA Loudspeakers and Subwoofer with Bluetooth

17/11/2021 - Equipment News

Harman Professional Solutions has introduced the EON700 Series portable PA loudspeakers and subwoofer with Bluetooth.

Optocore appoints SONUS as new Lithuanian distributor

17/11/2021 - Business News

Lithuania – Founded in 2013, SONUS had approached the German fibre network specialist when it was looking for new solutions regarding signal distribution. “We immediately saw the potential in this partner, since fibre, in our opinion, is the future of signal distribution,” said head of business development, Ramūnas Alenskas.

GlasGLOWs in the Dark with Robe i-Series Fixtures to Beat the Weather

16/11/2021 - Production News

UK – The fourth GlasGLOW event opened hearts and minds as people engaged with the fun and imaginative light art presented by this stunning Itison illuminated trail concept in Glasgow Botanical Gardens in the city’s West End. Two kilometres of lighting, set pieces and narrative magic energised the dark winter evenings, and lighting designer Grant Anderson chose Robe iPointes and iSpiiders to help ramp up the drama for central installation and finale.

Painting With Light Reflects Mood of Clouseau in Tweesprong with Chauvet Professional

16/11/2021 - Production News

Belgium – “This time, I wanted texts that stuck to the ribs,” Koen Wauters told an interviewer when discussing “Tweesprong”, the 13th Dutch-language LP recorded by Clouseau, the award-winning band that he and his brother Kris formed in the 1980s. True to these words, the brothers’ aptly entitled latest album holds nothing back, fearlessly exploring gritty, honest issues without apologies.

Claypaky is back at LDI 2021 with a large range of new unique versatile products

16/11/2021 - Event News

After a year off owing to the pandemic, which forced the organisers to cancel the 2020 show, Claypaky will be at LDI 2021 once again with renewed enthusiasm and a wide range of new products.

Wycombe Wanderers F.C. enhances fan experience with Dynacord

16/11/2021 - Project News

UK – Dynacord’s MXE5 Matrix Mix Engine is at the heart of the new digital audio system at Adams Park stadium, home of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club. The club opted for Landways to design and install this new system, which also includes high-performance solutions for Wi-Fi and security, to help realise owner Rob Couhig’s ambitious vision for a great match-day experience.

The Doctor lands in Liverpool

16/11/2021 - Project News

UK – National Museums Liverpool has announced that it will be hosting the world premiere of Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder: Where Science meets Fiction at World Museum from May 2022.

Modest Budget, Big Ambitions: RIVAGE PM3 Mixes Vanara The Musical World Premiere

16/11/2021 - Production News

UK – At the end of October London’s Hackney Empire theatre was the setting for the world premiere of Vanara The Musical, a timely tale of environmental disaster and tribal conflict with a message of hope and unity. Sound operator Ollie Dudman mixed Olly Steel’s sound design on a Yamaha RIVAGE PM3 digital mixing system.

Martin Audio Formally Presented With Queen’s Award for Innovation

16/11/2021 - Business News

UK – Back in April this year, Martin Audio was honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its Wavefront Precision optimised line arrays.

ASP4816 Serves as Producer’s ‘Creative Hub’

15/11/2021 - Project News

UK – Producer and writer, Dominick Goldsmith has been getting to know his new ASP4816 mixing desk over the last few weeks. One third of the London band, HAELOS, he’s been spending a lot of time in his studio finishing off the latest HAELOS EP Somnum, as well as completing a number of other EPs with artists to be released via his new imprint, Indigo Kin.

Audiologic Announced as K-array’s Specialist Trade Partner

15/11/2021 - Business News

UK – Audiologic, the award-winning provider of professional audio solutions, has announced that from 1st October 2021 it became K-array’s exclusive specialist trade partner, as part of the brand’s continued and evolving growth strategy for the UK market.

Dynamic Productions USA Sets Stage at the New York City Wine & Food Festival with Professional onAir Panels

15/11/2021 - Production News

USA – Imagine the thrill a child experiences visiting Disney’s Magic Kingdom for the first time. That’s pretty close to what tens of thousands of 21st century adult foodies must have felt 14-17 October when they entered Hudson River Park’s Pier 76 for the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One.

Theatreplan Strengthens Team with Five New Appointments

15/11/2021 - People News

Theatreplan has welcomed five new members of staff, just prior to and during the pandemic, to assist the company in meeting the demands of current and future projects.

Lasalle College of Art Chooses PMC Monitors For Its New Mastering Studio

15/11/2021 - Project News

Singapore Lasalle College of the Arts in Singapore has installed a PMC MB2 XBD passive monitoring system with P2400 amps in a new mastering facility it has built to complement existing facilities at its School of Contemporary Music.

Main Light expands rental inventory with Ayrton Perseo Profiles

15/11/2021 - Production News

USA – Main Light, which has been providing dry hire lighting rentals to the entertainment industry since 1981, has purchased a substantial inventory of Ayrton Perseo Profiles from ACT Entertainment, the exclusive distributor of Ayrton fixtures in North America.

Robe in the Clouds with ИF

12/11/2021 - Production News

USA – Talented US rapper ИF toured his Clouds (The Mixtape) album in October with a raw and stylish production design created by Chris Denholm (also musical director) and Clay Joiner (also lighting designer), tuning into the artist’s big presence, smart words and intimate one-to-one live performance bond with his fans, shouting out to the world whilst communicating to every individual in the room.

Marc Wasserman and Chauvet Professional Create Epic Looks for Fall Back Comedy Jam

12/11/2021 - Production News

USA – Laughter is always louder than the fearful rumblings that echo in the background during challenging times. This was plain to see (and hear) earlier this autumn when the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and Capital One Arena in Washington reverberated with the sound of merriment during the Fall Back Comedy Jam.

Astera has a Glowing Halo

12/11/2021 - Production News

UK – Halo, a central London-based lighting and AV rental and production company founded in 1989 by Yann Guenancia, has been thriving ever since, including throughout the UK’s three pandemic lockdowns. It was one of a few very fortunate companies in a position to remain open and keep supplying equipment for a broad range of clients.

In-Person Dove Awards Return with Bandit Lites

12/11/2021 - Production News

USA – The Gospel Music Association held the 52nd Annual GMA Dove Awards with a star-studded, in-person Nashville event on 19th October at the Allen Arena. Bandit Lites supplied the lighting system for the night of worship and celebration, which featured performances from Dante Bowe, CAIN, Lauren Daigle, Hope Darst, Elevation Worship, Natalie Grant, KB featuring Matt Redman, Koryn Hawthorne, The Isaacs, Brandon Lake, Maverick City Music, Jonathan McReynolds ft. Mali, We The Kingdom, CeCe Winans, and Zach Williams.

ROE Visual and BUas announce partnership

12/11/2021 - Business News

The Netherlands – ROE Visual and Breda University of Applied Sciences have announced their partnership to enhance knowledge about virtual production and XR stages for an upcoming generation of content creators by opening a virtual production research centre. ROE Visual will support this high-ranking Game Development University with high-end LED products to enable its students to work in a full-fledged XR stage environment.

Hippotizer drives huge LED screen for prominent Egyptian performer Mohamed Ramadan

12/11/2021 - Production News

Egypt – Green Hippo’s Taiga and Karst+ were the media servers of choice for man-of-the-moment Egyptian artist Mohamed Ramadan, whose recent outdoor performance on Egypt’s North Coast saw 85,000 fans gather for what the singer described as “the largest audience attendance in 2021.”

Void Acoustics is Kingpin in North London

12/11/2021 - Project News

UK – Camden in North London is known for its eclectic nightlife and in recent months, Monarchy on Chalk Farm Road has re-opened its doors with a new name and a complete venue refurbishment including a total upgrade of the audio to a Void Acoustics system.

AMATA deploys Sennheiser Digital 6000 at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 Digital Showcase

11/11/2021 - Production News

UK – This August, AMATA, a vibrant performing arts hub within Falmouth University, partnered with the Pleasance Theatre Trust to become a satellite venue for the Edinburgh Fringe, presenting a digital showcase as part of Pleasance’s Edinburgh programme. Emulating the success of live streams done by the National Theatre and the Royal Opera House, AMATA transformed its largest studio into a partial TV studio format so that the shows could not only be performed live, but also live-streamed at the same time. As the sound aspect of each performance had to double up as both show sound and broadcast sound, Sennheiser Digital 6000 was chosen as the perfect solution to these diverse requirements due to the system’s “incredibly quick setup time, ease of use, the ability to program the transmitters on the fly and, most important of all, its really clean sound.”

Royal Opera House London chooses Artiste Picasso for FOH moving head solution

11/11/2021 - Project News

UK – The Royal Opera House in London has chosen Elation Professional’s Artiste Picasso as the prestigious performing arts venue’s new front of house moving head lighting solution. Available to both The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet, the theatrical-grade LED profile luminaire met the world-class venue’s exacting standards and has already been used to light several performances. Technical solutions specialist White Light Ltd (WL) sold the fixtures to the venue.

NicLen invests in GLP JDC Line 500

11/11/2021 - Production News

Germany – NicLen GmbH has become the first European dry-hire provider to include GLP’s new hybrid JDC Line 500 in its rental fleet. In doing so, the Dortmund-based company has reacted quickly to the increasing demand for creative professional lighting technology solutions.

Peru’s Activando Cultura Enlivened with Chauvet Professional

11/11/2021 - Production News

Peru – On 29 February, 2020, Argentinian folk rockers Vilma Palma e Vampiros and Peruvian alt band Plutonio de Alto Grande performed at the iconic Parque de la Exposición. A short time later, the curtain went down on live music in Peru because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sarner International to bring Anglo-Saxon Winchester to life in partnership with Hampshire Cultural Trust and Ubisoft, creators of best-selling video game Assassin’s Creed

11/11/2021 - Project News

UK – Sarner International, an award-winning design and build practice behind some of the world's best-loved historical and cultural attractions, has won the tender to design and deliver an exciting, new, immersive visitor experience that plunges visitors back in time to 9th century Winchester. The project was initiated through a cross-sector partnership between charity Hampshire Cultural Trust, international gaming company Ubisoft, who featured Anglo-Saxon Winchester in the Valhalla chapter of their global gaming series Assassin’s Creed, and UK creative innovation studio, Sugar Creative.

Claypaky Mini-B Fixtures Shine on Quebec’s “Qui Sait Chanter,” the Latest in the “I Can See Your Voice” Franchise

11/11/2021 - Production News

Canada – A large complement of Claypaky Mini-B fixtures, supplemented by Claypaky A.leda B-EYE K20s, illuminated the set of “Qui Sait Chanter,” a one-of-a-kind singing competition making its debut on Quebec’s Noovo network this autumn.

dLive Takes on Install Duties at Lisbon’s EPIC SANA Marquês

11/11/2021 - Project News

Portugal – Located in central Lisbon, the EPIC SANA Marquês is a newly built €48m five-star hotel aimed at both business and leisure visitors to Portugal’s picturesque capital city. In addition to the 379 guest rooms across 12 floors, the hotel also features 18 modular meeting rooms, offering numerous layout possibilities, plus several restaurants and bars.

Lawo’s HOME Platform and Zurich Opera’s IP Remote Production Project win Prestigious Awards

11/11/2021 - Event News

It has been an eventful start into the month of November for Lawo, which won two industry awards that recognise the most significant and promising new products and technologies.

Bregenz Festival invests in flexibility and system reliability with DirectOut

11/11/2021 - Production News

Austria – The Bregenz Festival attracts more than 200,000 visitors every year. In the months of July and August culture lovers from all over the world can enjoy more than 80 performances. Due to COVID-19 no shows could take place. Therefore, the joy was immense to be able to play again this year for the 75th anniversary and to experience the revival of Guiseppe Verdi's "Rigoletto" on the lake stage.

Stage Audio Works delivers cutting-edge audio solution to The Norwegian Settler’s Church

11/11/2021 - Project News

South Africa – The Norwegian Settler’s Church (NSC) has a rich history, inheriting its namesake from the group of Norwegians who originally settled in Southern Natal in 1882. Since, the church has undergone various transformations, but remains the longest serving church in the region. Construction on a new auditorium kicked off in 2008, and has slowly progressed through to the current day, developing to accommodate the church’s growing congregation. Recently, Stage Audio Works (SAW) was brought in to implement the finishing touches; handling the integration of the audio aspect of the church, which, in the words of Phillip Kloppers, media and technical director at NSC, really “makes the building work”. SAW used the expertise they’ve acquired across many house of worship projects to deliver the entire solution over the course of two weeks. Significantly, this was a chance to showcase the capabilities of the company’s new Plus Audio offering, which delivers professional grade audio performance at an affordable price point.

Martin Audio Turns Back the Clock at Vintage 12-hour Dance Marathon

10/11/2021 - Production News

UK – A veritable galaxy of first-generation global DJs assembled at Chelmsford City Racecourse recently for the second Clockstock Festival.

The Birchmere Expands its Palette with New Chauvet Professional Maverick Force S Spot

10/11/2021 - Production News

USA – Guests at The Birchmere were excited to see Boney James, whose inimitable jazz saxophone styling has earned him a Soul Train Award, four Grammy Award nominations, and a fistful of gold records, when he stepped on to the stage at the legendary live music venue outside Washington DC on 16 October.

APG to Launch Four New Subwoofers at JTSE

10/11/2021 - Event News

France – APG, a manufacturer of professional loudspeakers made in France and inventor of the modular line-array, has announced its new iS range of three subwoofers, as well as the UC118i, a new subwoofer from the popular Uniline Compact range. All four new loudspeakers will be presented on the Arbane Groupe stand (#087, Dock Pullman) at the 25th edition of the JTSE (Paris, France, 23-24 November 2021).

SCAD uses disguise for new University’s Savannah Film Studios xR Stage

10/11/2021 - Project News

USA – Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has opened a new xR stage for virtual production powered by disguise vx 4 and rx II media servers, as part of a landmark 10.9-acre expansion project of the university’s Savannah Film Studios, with a Hollywood-style film backlot. The expansion will make SCAD’s Savannah Film Studios the largest, most comprehensive university film studio complex in the country.

Strand and Zero 88 bring multi-cell fixture support, major fixture library update to ZerOS

10/11/2021 - Equipment News

Signify entertainment lighting brands Strand and Zero 88 have announced the latest update to ZerOS, the award-winning software for their FLX S Series and FLX consoles. ZerOS 7.10 includes support for multiple pixel luminaires, a library update featuring a wide range of Vari-Lite and Strand fixtures and more. The new update is available for Zero 88 lighting consoles as well as the recently announced Strand FLX S Series consoles.

Audiologic works with Handy AV to install a future-proof audio system at GAMA Healthcare HQ

10/11/2021 - Project News

UK – Audiologic, the award-winning provider of professional audio solutions, has announced that in partnership with Handy AV, they have delivered a state-of-the-art audio system for GAMA Healthcare’s brand-new office space, from concept and design through to completion.

Artistic Licence shines with The Lir Academy

10/11/2021 - Production News

Ireland – Artistic Licence artLynx Ethernet gateways have been used to create a key lighting effect in the recent production of "Midwinter" by Zinnie Harris, at The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.

Southern Cross Austereo Selects Xytech’s MediaPulse System to Manage Australia’s First Network Operations Centre

09/11/2021 - Project News

Australia – Reaching over 2.7 million people each week, Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) is one of Australia's most diverse entertainment companies, with audio and visual brands and content reaching 95% of the Australian population through radio, television and digital assets. SCA selected Xytech, leader in resource management software for the broadcast, studio, media services and video transmission industries, to deploy its flagship MediaPulse system for Australia’s first network operations centre for commercial radio.

Robe Keeps it in the Family with Level 42

09/11/2021 - Production News

UK – Lighting designer Yenz Nyholm of New Illumination illustrated in style how a lot of imagination and a moderately sized lighting rig with 23 Robe MegaPointes as its backbone can go a very long way on the current Level 42 “From Eternity to Here” tour.

Soundfield Calls on 150 Chauvet Professional Fixtures for W-Festival and Sinners Day

09/11/2021 - Production News

Belgium – What is space? What is time? As far as music is concerned, they can sometimes be no more than stepping stones to be traversed in the journey that connects artists and audiences. Such was the case recently when Motown legends The Jacksons stepped on the stage at the five-day W-Festival in this beach town.

White Light leads integration of state-of-the-art technology installation for BAFTA 195 Piccadilly Redevelopment

09/11/2021 - Project News

UK – Under the ongoing redevelopment remit of BAFTA’s 195 Piccadilly headquarters, the world-renowned charity engaged technical solutions specialist White Light (WL) to manage the installation of its new state-of-the-art technological infrastructure. Officially opening in 2022, 195 Piccadilly will be a creative centre for film, games and television and the central hub for BAFTA’s UK-wide and global learning and talent development programme. It will also be a truly world-class space, providing innovative facilities for all event needs, whether live, virtual or hybrid.

PMC’s Dolby Atmos Remix of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue Released By Apple Music

09/11/2021 - Production News

USA – The PMC Dolby Atmos Music mix of the biggest selling jazz album of all time, Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue has just been released by Apple Music, making this seminal work available in an immersive format for the first time to the millions of Apple Music subscribers.

New Pop Golf Experience Launches in Wembley with Martin Audio CDD

08/11/2021 - Project News

UK – Situated at BOXPARK Wembley, a 20,000sq. ft events space described as ‘the ultimate fan park destination’, Pop Golf offers a unique social experience, combining crazy golf with 21st century pop music in a brightly coloured environment. This unusual playground is built on the belief that nothing brings people together like music and play.

Audient Teaches Music Technology At Ankara Music University

08/11/2021 - Project News

Turkey – The first and only university in Turkey to focus purely on music education, Ankara Music University has invested in a 24-channel Audient ASP8024-HE console for its music technology department.

Claypaky Xtylos won “The AVard”, a prestigious award for the best in Entertainment sector technologies

08/11/2021 - Event News

Germany – Claypaky Xtylos won “The AVard”, the ProAV Awards in Germany as "Best Entertainment & Infotainment Product”. The award ceremony, hosted by Professional System magazine and supported by many other leading industry publications, took place as part of the gala evening held on 4 November at the CCD Congress Center in Düsseldorf.

Multimedia Unity: German Unity Day staged with Ayrton Perseo Beam and Domino-S

08/11/2021 - Production News

Germany – On 3 October, 200 drones took to the skies above Burg Giebichenstein in Halle (Saale) and assembled themselves into symbols and catchwords of German Unity. The exclusive multimedia drone show by Jens Hillenkötter and his company JH Technology Arts was the highlight of the closing celebrations for German Unity Day, which were broadcast live on television. One floor further down, in the inner courtyard of the castle ruins, numerous moving lights from Ayrton set the scene for the multi-layered live setting in parallel.

Creative Technology Deliver Student Day at Resonance Ahead of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

08/11/2021 - Standards News

UK – The leader of Dudley Council was “bowled over” with the life-changing opportunities being given to students at Resonance during a recent visit.

Robe Takes off at SAGA Festival

05/11/2021 - Production News

Romania – A brand-new event is always exciting and especially right now, as parts of the world are re-starting public gatherings with the darkest days of the pandemic hopefully behind! Interest and anticipation for the first SAGA Festival in Romania, a collaboration between two dance world wunderkinds – ALDA Events and Insomniac – was so full on that the site was changed up to a bigger venue on the land of aerospace company Romaero in Bucharest.

Chauvet Professional onAir Panels Create Smooth Looks for The Lighting Design Group at NLCS Broadcast on TBS

05/11/2021 - Production News

USA – The Atlanta Braves hadn’t won a National League pennant since 1999, and few “experts” expected them to do so this year, even though they managed to squeak into the post season play-offs. But baseball is, if nothing else, a game that has a way of turning improbabilities into realities.

Alcons LR7 Provides a Sonic Landscape for Paddy Field

05/11/2021 - Production News

Japan – Based in Shinjuku, Japan, Paddy Field is a rental company which supplies audio, video and recording solutions to a wide range of small-to-medium sized performing arts productions. When company founder Ryodai Tanaka was looking for a compact front of house system that would deliver exceptional quality sound, he discovered the many benefits of Alcons Audio’s industry-leading pro-ribbon technology.

JBL VTX A8 chosen for new Bob Marley musical

05/11/2021 - Production News

UK – Leading musical theatre sound designer, Tony Gayle, has chosen Harman’s JBL Professional VTX A8 next-generation line array as his preferred PA system for the new production of Get Up, Stand Up! The Bob Marley Musical. A total of 24 JBL VTX A8 enclosures and ten accompanying JBL VTX B18 single 18” subs have been rigged at the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End.

Earthshot: the projection of a Brighter Future

05/11/2021 - Production News

UK – The inaugural award of the Earthshot prize took place at Alexandra Palace, London on Sunday 17th October 2021. A spectacular launch, as befits this noble cause, the awards exemplified their own aims by minimising their carbon footprint, as production manager Steve Nolan explained.

GLP Creative Light 1 Plus creates extra dimension for Ellie Goulding

05/11/2021 - Production News

GermanyWhen Ellie Goulding announced a short, six-date tour this autumn to promote her most recent album, Brightest Blue, the artist’s long-standing lighting designer, Cate Carter, started working on a design.

Entec Live show value of one stop production shop with the Waterboys

04/11/2021 - Production News

UK – When the Waterboys embarked on their current British tour, they did so safe in the knowledge that their new production supplier, Entec Live, would be able to provide the same integrated sound and lighting package as their old.

Jeff Burton and Chauvet Professional Blend Gospël Tribe Roof Top Event with Environment

04/11/2021 - Production News

USA – They say you can’t fight Mother Nature, and for his part Jeff Burton wouldn’t want to, but there’s nothing wrong with using your lighting rig to channel natural elements to enhance your light show. Burton followed this strategy recently when lighting Gospël Tribe’s rooftop party at The William Vale hotel.

Alice Cooper Ups the Horror with Bandit Lites

04/11/2021 - Production News

USA – Alice Cooper has spent half a century entrancing, shocking and entertaining the masses with his signature “brand of rock psycho-drama.” The music legend recently wrapped a fall tour with long time lighting partner, Bandit Lites, fitted-out with guillotines, fake blood, boa constrictors and of course, extraordinary rock music.

Eos illuminates Pierre Wendels’ visual creation Les Nuits de Nemaus

04/11/2021 - Production News

France – In the magnificent setting of the Arenes de Nîmes, in the south of France, acclaimed lighting designer Pierre Wendels shed light on the history of the city, in a visual spectacular specifically designed for the Roman amphitheater. Les Nuits de Nemaus featured more than 200 professional actors, dancers and stuntmen and a plethora of effects; with lighting controlled by two ETC Eos consoles, with Philippe Roy at the helm.

Absen Green Sets New Standards for Sustainability

04/11/2021 - Business News

Germany – Absen has launched a new green initiative, Absen Green, that brings together its industry leading efforts in sustainability, environmental protection, energy efficiency and corporate social responsibility and reaffirms its commitment to a better future for all.

LED walls from Innlights at streaming event with Lady Gaga

04/11/2021 - Production News

Germany – The rebranding of the centre operator Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield in July of this year transformed the Centro Oberhausen in the heart of the Ruhr area into the Westfield Centro. That is now part of the Flagship Shopping Center of the renowned Westfield brand. In the network of these destinations in Europe and the USA, the centre was part of an exclusive, global event in September with Grammy award-winner Lady Gaga, which took place at the same time internationally in 21 Westfield Centers on 20 September. The video signals were not only transmitted to the various event locations from the USA, but also live images were streamed from one another to the destinations via satellite.

PLASA and #WeMakeEvents launch Covid recovery survey

04/11/2021 - Business News

UK – PLASA and #WeMakeEvents have launched a survey to investigate the recovery of the live sector following the Covid-19 pandemic. All types of industry professional are invited to take the survey, from freelancers and sole traders to manufacturing companies and venues. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday 3rd December.

DirectOut expands the PRODIGY Series with new features

04/11/2021 - Equipment News

With the current system update for the PRODIGY series, DirectOut introduces more new features. Living up to its name, PRODIGY.MP in particular sets new standards as a multifunctional audio processor with AutoMix, MirrorMode and the TruePeak Levelmeter.

TiMax masters immersive arena opera on Europe’s largest natural stage

04/11/2021 - Production News

Austria – F or this summer’s “Oper Im Steinbruch” production at St Margarethen’s amphitheatre, once a Roman quarry now billed as Europe’s largest natural stage, little could outshine the vast projected visual backdrop for the performances of Turandot. The audio for the lavish production, however, was delicately elevated by the subtle brilliance of TiMax SoundHub object-based spatialisation integrated with an Amadeus active acoustics system. The resulting audio feast fully immersed the 4,700-capacity audience delivering consistent focus and intelligibility across the 80 metre wide, 30 metre deep stage.

CODA Audio Releases SPACE HUB

04/11/2021 - Equipment News

CODA Audio has announced the release of its new state-of-the art immersive processor, SPACE HUB. Featuring highly advanced spatial audio algorithms for the positioning and movement of sound objects, Space Hub can render up to 128 audio sources into 128 outputs to create the ultimate 3D immersive listening experience in theatres, houses of worship, live venues and production studios. Set for its official launch at the Tonmeistertagung 2021 event at the CCD in Düsseldorf, SPACE HUB is an integral component of CODA’s SPACE immersive system solution.

Audiosure installs Martin Audio BlacklineX in new South African wellness centre

03/11/2021 - Project News

South Africa – Located in Bedfordview, an affluent area within Johannesburg, the newly opened Body Action Gym is a six-star, state-of-the-art wellness facility which provides access to world-class fitness equipment, personalised nutritional guidance and a lifestyle environment like no other.

Camp Siegfried runs at the Old Vic with EM Acoustics

03/11/2021 - Production News

UK – Inspired by the real-life history of summer camps organised during the 1930s by the German American Bund in support of the 3rd Reich, Bess Wohl’s play is a story of teenage passion against a sinister backdrop of Nazi ideology. Set in 1938, the drama focuses on two young teens, known only as ‘Him’ and ‘Her’, as they meet, chat and fall in love in the seemingly idyllic environment of a summer camp in Long Island. However, the camp’s real aim is soon revealed as the two young people become increasingly consumed and impassioned by fascist rhetoric. Autograph Sound was responsible for the design and implementation of the audio for this unusual production and sound designer Ian Dickinson selected the new Reference Series loudspeakers from EM Acoustics to form the core of the sound system.

Zero 88 Provides Consistent, Flexible Theatrical Lighting Control to the University of Bedfordshire

03/11/2021 - Project News

UK – The University of Bedfordshire, a multi-site academic facility including campuses in Bedford and Luton, recently upgraded three of its performance spaces with powerful theatrical lighting control from Zero 88 (a Signify entertainment lighting brand).

Chauvet Professional Helps Carlos Torrijos and Juan Gomez-Cornejo Create Nuanced Looks for Billy Elliot

03/11/2021 - Production News

Spain – The Elton John and Lee Hall coming of age musical, Billy Elliot, is the stuff of dreams, not just how they uplift, inspire and define an individual, but also how they run up against (and sometimes prevail over) harsh realities. Winner of multiple Tony and Olivier Awards, the story brilliantly juxtaposes divergent forces, such as ballet lessons and picket line battles, as it traces its young protagonist’s journey of self-discovery during tumultuous times.

LEE Filters launch LEE Elements range of high-performance circular filters

03/11/2021 - Equipment News

UK – LEE Filters, a leading manufacturer of high-quality lighting gels and photographic filters and part of Panavision’s end-to-end offerings for image makers, has introduced LEE Elements, an all-new range of high-performance and quick-to-deploy circular filters for photographers and videographers.

The National Theater of Korea celebrates 70 years with Strand Lighting upgrade

03/11/2021 - Project News

South Korea – The National Theater of Korea has upgraded its dimming control to a range of products from Strand (a Signify entertainment lighting brand) to add functionality for its diverse range of luminaires.

Powersoft extends its new learning programme with Two certified courses

03/11/2021 - Standards News

Italy – Italian audio specialist Powersoft has launched two brand-new certified courses on its website, allowing users to gain knowledge about core technologies, DSP, and network connectivity solutions.

Evertz Continues its Commitment to the Iconic Studer Audio Brand

03/11/2021 - Business News

Canada - Months after acquiring Studer Audio, Evertz Technologies Ltd has reinforced its commitment to this iconic brand by relocating Studer’s manufacturing facilities from Hungary to Evertz headquarters in Canada.

Equipson's Juan Jose Vila Receives a Prestigious AVIXA Award

03/11/2021 - People News

Spain – Juan Jose Vila, CMO and COO of Spanish AV manufacturer Equipson, has become the latest recipient of the Harald Thiel Volunteer of the Year Award.

Robe Holds the Strings at Ljubljana Puppet Theatre

02/11/2021 - Project News

Slovenia – Ljubljana Puppet Theatre (Lutkovno Gledališče Ljubljana) is famous for both puppet productions and live acting dramas, musicals, and other performance entertainments in and around its various spaces, which are also available for business events. The 200 capacity Saint Jacob’s (Šentjakobsko) Hall auditorium has recently re-opened after a complete eight-month renovation plan.

Adamson Systems Engineering Introduces New Marketing Team

02/11/2021 - People News

Canada – Adamson Systems Engineering has announced multiple new hires within its marketing department, as the company expands its infrastructure on multiple fronts in anticipation of a busy 2022 season, and the impeding return of live events.

Ayrton Khamsin shines on The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour

02/11/2021 - Production News

USA – Ayrton is part of The Doobie Brothers new tour in celebration of their 50th anniversary, which will play to around 50 venues across the USA and Canada throughout 2021 and 2022.

Blue Node relies on disguise xR to immerse musical artists in 43 different virtual scenes for French TV’s “La Soirée Extraordinaire”

02/11/2021 - Production News

France – Paris-based creative studio Blue Node Paris, which specialises in real-time virtual environments, together with Pure View XR Studio and D/Labs, used the disguise Extended Reality (xR) workflow as an essential solution for shooting 43 musical numbers in four days for the French TV show “La Soirée Extraordinaire”, immersing several well-known French musical artists in otherworldly virtual backdrops.

MLA Compact Floats RG Jones’ Boat at Henley Festival

02/11/2021 - Production News

UK – After its enforced break last year, the traditional black-tie Henley Festival returned this summer with sound system providers, RG Jones Sound Engineering’s association with the event now approaching 40 years.

Pure Precision in Acoustic Measurement Devices: Announcing Outline’s Revamped ET Series

01/11/2021 - Equipment News

A long-standing mainstay of Outline’s diverse portfolio of products, its ET System now boasts more than 1,500 satisfied customers globally. In daily use by some of the world’s largest and most successful companies in a multitude of industry sectors, it is also found in universities and research institutes across the globe.

Chauvet Professional Unveils The Next Step Forward is onAIR, a Global Digital Premiere

01/11/2021 - Production News

USA – The Next Step Forward IS onAIR is an immersive Global Digital Premiere site presenting virtual demos of the new IP65 and broadcast technologies from Chauvet Professional.

Swindle Trusts PMC to Mix His Latest Album in Dolby Atmos

01/11/2021 - Production News

UK – With Dolby Atmos demo facilities already operational in Los Angeles, New York and London – and with a formidable amount of knowledge and expertise in mixing Dolby Atmos Music projects – UK loudspeaker manufacturer PMC is playing a key role in helping artists and producers explore the creative possibilities of this exciting immersive audio format.

MAGNUM lights Epicurean Hotel Grand Opening with help of Proteus Maximus

01/11/2021 - Production News

USA – MAGNUM, a full-service entertainment technology company based in Atlanta, was asked to light the Grand Opening celebration of The Epicurean Atlanta, a state-of-the-art culinary-themed hotel with a demonstration kitchen/theatre that is poised to become the city’s focal point for culinary programming.