News Archive for December 2021

Production AV screens, cameras and crew back ‘powerhouse’ Ghetts tour finale

21/12/2021 - Production News

UK – Newly crowned MOBO Awards Best Male Act Ghetts performed an energetic, crowd-pleaser gig at London’s Roundhouse in November backed by high-resolution Desay LED screens from Production AV.

Elevate Life Church Selects ROE Visual

21/12/2021 - Project News

USA – As houses of worship apply LED displays to inspire, Elevate Life Church ("ELC") in Frisco, Texas, chose ROE Visual products for the installation of a LED screen, aiming to enhance the live experience for their congregations. The recently installed LED screen supports the Church creating genuine connections with their visitors.

Hull Gets Festive with Robe

21/12/2021 - Production News

UK – Hull-based rental and production company HPSS Ltd invested in more Robe MegaPointes to provide spectacular results for the city’s 2021-22 festive illuminations, which feature 16 of these super-bright multi-functional fixtures.

Perinic Sistemi becomes Sixty82’s exclusive distributor for the Croatian market

21/12/2021 - Business News

Croatia – Perinic Sistemi d.o.o. is the latest company to be appointed an exclusive distributor for SIXTY82 and will be covering the Croatian market with immediate effect.

Sam Tozer chooses Ayrton Karif LT for Hybrid Minds’ Brixton Academy show

21/12/2021 - Production News

UK – Lighting, sound and video specialist, Colour Sound Experiment, supplied 48 Ayrton Karif LT LED beam spot fixtures to lighting designer Samuel Tozer of Vision Factory when he lit the drum and bass DJ duo, Hybrid Minds, for a one-off performance, produced by NTRP, at Brixton Academy in London in October.

Producer Jon Kong Installs The UK’s First PMC8-2 Monitoring System

21/12/2021 - Project News

UK – Producer Jon Kong has become the first person in the UK to install a pair of PMC 8-2 monitors, part of the new range of compact, near and midfield professional loudspeakers launched by PMC earlier this year.

Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre Re-emerges onto the National Stage, Fuelled by a Tradition of Production Excellence and Sennheiser Wireless

21/12/2021 - Production News

USA – The Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theatre in the Southeast United States, having produced more than 100 original productions since its founding in 1968. Since its beginnings, the Alliance has drawn local and national audiences of all ages by producing a diverse range of musicals and theatrical works, each of them anchored by the highest possible artistic and production values. Now, the Alliance re-emerges stronger than ever, with the world premiere of Darlin’ Cory and a timely adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

K&F VIDA receives J-Beam update

21/12/2021 - Equipment News

Kling & Freitag's groundbreaking VIDA Beam Steering technology has been setting standards for years when it comes to high-quality sound reinforcement in acoustically difficult rooms. With the latest update, K&F has once again significantly improved VIDA L. In addition to the selection of the opening angle and the inclination of the beam, VIDA supplements the J-Beam technology with an additional controller for setting the energy distribution within the beam itself. This means that it is now possible to continuously adjust the level curve from front to back and thus to achieve excellent speech intelligibility and excellent sound from the first to the last row, and that with virtually the same level. The new technology is available for download in the Microsoft Store for all existing VIDA L systems from firmware 1.5 for free.

Omicron creates lockdown in everything but name and threatens the revival of the UK’s Live Events sector

21/12/2021 - Business News

Since reopening in July, and following the worst period in the live event sector’s history, the live events industry was working incredibly hard to recover and made great progress. Whilst it was not plain sailing nor 100% recovered, theatres, gigs and events proved their resilience, and many were looking forward to the boost of the traditionally strong December trading when most generate around a third of annual revenues.

Production Light & Sound Looks Forward with RoboSpots

20/12/2021 - Production News

UK – Production Light & Sound in Leeds is a rental company known for offering great service, delivered with passion and commitment, by a dedicated team with a truly personal approach. The company was founded in 2000 by the late Jason Salvin and is now headed by Sarah Buckmaster who has been working for the company for the last 16 years and a director since 2018.

Patrick Bellino Joins Main Light East as Inside Sales Representative

20/12/2021 - People News

USA – Main Light, LLC has hired Patrick Bellino as an inside sales representative. His responsibilities will include working with both rental and sales clients as well as interfacing with the shop to ensure the smooth fulfilment of client’s orders. Bellino will work from Main Light East in Wilmington, DE and will report directly to Main Light rental manager Rick McKinney.

ProAudio Ltd. chooses Elation lighting for International Congress Center Burgas

20/12/2021 - Project News

Bulgaria – The new International Congress Center Burgas (ICCB) on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria has installed a high-quality Elation lighting system in its largest event space designed and delivered by Elation Professional’s Bulgarian distributor, ProAudio Ltd.

Austrian Audio Hi-X60 Professional Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones now shipping

20/12/2021 - Equipment News

Austrian Audio and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd have announced immediate availability of the new Hi-X60 headphones. The Austrian Audio Hi-X60s are professional closed-back reference headphones for recording, FOH, mixing and mastering and audiophile listening.

Pitbull Feels Good with Robe on Tour

17/12/2021 - Production News

USA – Miami-based lighting and creative director Yamil Charif who heads up design company YC3 delivered a high impact stage production for Pitbull’s recent and hugely popular, “I Feel Good” tour, with 32 shows across the US and 100 Robe moving lights – MegaPointes and BMFL WashBeams – as the backbone of the lighting rig.

Astera Titan Tube Wins Third Major Industry Award

17/12/2021 - Event News

Industry-voted awards are always a great endorsement for any brand or product, so Astera is delighted to announce that its hugely popular Titan Tube is a 2021 Pro Moviemaker ‘Gear of The Year’ winner in the ‘lighting innovation’ category.

Guangzhou Jazz Festival Gets Into the Swing With Allen & Heath dLive

17/12/2021 - Production News

China – The historic Chinese port of Guangzhou, situated 75 miles north of Hong Kong on the banks of the Pearl River, has served as China’s southern gateway for centuries and, as with many of the world’s great port cities, has become a vibrant melting pot of cultures.

The Delicate Sound of (Italian) Thunder as The Australian Pink Floyd Tour with Outline Again

17/12/2021 - Production News

UK – Since 1988 The Australian Pink Floyd Show have recreated the look and sound of Pink Floyd's later world tours with uncanny accuracy, complete with lasers, inflatables and a large circular upstage projection screen. Probably the world’s most successful tribute act, their 2021 UK tour proved another tour de force, playing 28 shows across the country between October and December and as with so many acts, most of the dates having been rescheduled from their 2020 slots. The final two shows of the 2021 UK leg were at the Birmingham Utility Arena and Glasgow’s SSE Hydro where ticket demand was so high that a large number of extra seats were sold at both venues.

Fourier Rewind Moonwalks onto Broadway

17/12/2021 - Production News

USA – Fourier Audio has announced that its product, Fourier Rewind, has made its Broadway debut on ‘MJ: The Musical’. In celebration, the British pro-audio startup also announced the launch of a 14-day free trial of the Rewind, as well as the general release of a new 64-channel Professional edition of Rewind, targeted at freelance audio professionals in theatre, broadcast, music and live entertainment industries.

Oktoberfest Sittard used Infinity effect lighting and Showtec stage lighting at “open-air Wiesnfest”

17/12/2021 - Production News

The Netherlands – After a period of recess due to the pandemic, the organisers of Oktoberfest Sittard were be able to realise a successful event this year named 'open-air Wiesnfest'. This is to the great joy of the organisation and its visitors. Normally, the organisation is welcoming people from all over the country with as many as 250,000 visitors in 2019. This year, the organisation felt compelled to downscale the event and allow a total of 18,000 visitors spread over six days, from 22 to 27 October. It is an annual folk festival where people, dressed in lederhosen, love to drink mugs of beer and eat bratwursts. They enjoyed performances of many great Dutch and German artists, such as Rowwen Hèze, Beppie Kraft and Wir Sind Spitze.

Powersoft Welcomes Abby Hu as Chief Representative Officer in China

17/12/2021 - People News

China – Powersoft has announced the appointment of Abby Hu to the newly created role of chief representative officer in China, where her main responsibilities will be supporting and growing brand awareness throughout the Chinese market.

ROE Visual Assists Inaugural Festival of Orchestra in Australia

16/12/2021 - Production News

Australia – Running from 26 November to 4 December, the Festival of Orchestra (FOFO) has concluded successfully with six magical night concerts at the Adelaide Showground. Featuring ROE Visual Outdoor LED panels and technically supported by Novatech Creative Event Technology, the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (ASO) created a unique experience for all visitors.

Creative BackStage Fashions Ugly Holiday Sweater Show with Chauvet Professional

16/12/2021 - Production News

USA – They’re tacky, garish, ostentations, and have all the visual charm of a sink full of dirty dishes, yet when it comes to holiday celebrations, they’re as much a part of the season as candy canes and mistletoe. No one is quite sure where or when the custom of wearing ugly Christmas sweaters started. Some say it began in the 1950s when TV singers tried to set a cosy tone on their holiday specials by wearing corny cardigans. Others trace its origins to the ‘80s when it became a staple of TV sitcoms every December.

Martin Audio Awarded Patent for XE Monitor Waveguide

16/12/2021 - Business News

Martin Audio has extended its list of notable patents with the addition of a United Kingdom Patent for its XE stage monitor waveguide.

Genelec strengthens Nordic sales team with key appointments

16/12/2021 - People News

Finland – Genelec has further expanded its Nordic sales operation with the recent appointments of Mirko Ekberg and Fredrik Setterberg, both of whom bring with them a wealth of professional audio experience.

Bethany Church Lights New Campus in New Orleans with Chauvet Professional

15/12/2021 - Project News

USA – Sometimes what is old can become new again. Such was the case with the red brick building at 3700 Canal Street in the historic Mid-City neighbourhood. Recognised by the New Orleans Historic District Landmark Commission, the building had been a church for six decades, until it was closed in 2012 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Meanwhile Brewing Company Selects Allen & Heath SQ

15/12/2021 - Project News

USA – On nearly four acres of oak tree-shaded land just outside of downtown Austin, Texas, Meanwhile Brewing Co. has positioned itself as one of the city’s premiere music venues. While it’s not completely unusual for an Austin brewery to be situated on an expanse of land with food trucks, delicious coffee, a cedar playground for kids, a soccer field, and a large brewing facility and taproom on-site, the one-year-old hotspot also touts a versatile outdoor event space. The stage gave numerous Austin and Texas musicians paid performance opportunities and residencies throughout the past year, a year when live performance gigs were hard to come by. Meanwhile has invested in state-of-art technology like the Allen & Heath SQ-6 and 96kHz DX168 portable expanders to create a versatile and intentional event space, thus changing the game for what breweries can be.

TAG Enhances its Inventory with Ayrton Perseo Beam and Domino IP-rated Fixtures

15/12/2021 - Production News

USA – Technical Arts Group (TAG) has invested in Ayrton Perseo Beam and Ayrton Domino fixtures, both IP65-rated, for its inventory. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America.

Turner Sports delivers innovative hybrid NHL studio in record time powered by disguise

15/12/2021 - Project News

USA – On the opening day of the 2021 NHL Season on its new home on TNT, Turner Sports unveiled its brand new broadcast studio for the hockey league for the next three years, all powered by disguise. To welcome the start of the season, a quartet of disguise vx 2 media servers and five rx II render nodes will now drive over 270º of wrap around visual content in the new studio which was built in just under two months at the end of summer with the help of disguise Certified Solution Provider and Atlanta-based creative studio MEPTIK.

GLP supports Kinderlachen Gala

15/12/2021 - Production News

Germany – The 17th Kinderlachen Gala (Laughter Gala) took place recently at Dortmund's Westfalenhalle, along with presentation of the KIND Awards and the technical support of GLP.

LightJockey – the end of an era

15/12/2021 - Business News

Elation Professional’s LightJockey is one of the longest available lighting control software solutions on the market. Now, after over two decades of service and with tens of thousands of systems in the market, the time has come for LightJockey to gracefully retire.

Blue Parrot takes the UK’s first delivery of Ayrton Perseo Beam

15/12/2021 - Production News

UK – Edinburgh-based production services and dry hire company, Blue Parrot, has become the first company in the UK to take stock of one of Ayrton’s latest products, Perseo Beam, having purchased ten of the brand new fixtures from Ambersphere Solutions, Ayrton’s exclusive distributor in the UK.

EM Acoustics’ HALO-C crowns Queen of Hearts at Greenwich Theatre

15/12/2021 - Production News

UK – “…As the Queen of Hearts herself says, “love makes the world a better place,” and indeed Greenwich’s annual festive fare, fully crafted with love, sets the gold standard for pantomime…” So says the British Theatre Guide of Andrew Pollard’s much-loved traditional Christmas panto, the Queen of Hearts, which is running at Greenwich Theatre until 2nd January 2022. In addition to the excellent reviews, this year’s production is marked by a new sound design from Michael Woods based on a HALO-C compact line array system from EM Acoustics. Woods is now in his fourth year of designing sound for pantomime at Greenwich Theatre and last year received an Offie nomination for Best Sound Design for ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ which played at Southwark Playhouse in spring 2019.

Adlib applauds the simplicity of QC-Check as it takes its first system

15/12/2021 - Business News

UK – Adlib has recently taken delivery of its first QC-Check workstation for its Liverpool facility and is already considering the possibility of further investment in more units.

Audiologic Celebrates New Staff Roles and Looks Forward to its Next Growth Phase

15/12/2021 - People News

UK – Audiologic has announced three new staff roles as part of its growth strategy, as the company ends a successful year.

ALPD’s first pilot Technical Production Lumière Scheme underway

15/12/2021 - Business News

UK – In what is already a milestone year for the ALPD – one which has seen the association not only mark its 60th anniversary but also change its name to reflect its membership more closely – the ALPD has launched an evolution of its landmark apprenticeship pathway, the Lumière Scheme.

Historic Theatre Season Opens in Estonia

14/12/2021 - Production News

Estonia – Vanemuine Theatre in Tartu, the country’s oldest and first Estonian language theatre, celebrated the momentous opening of its 152nd season with an elaborate gala event staged in the city’s main square, with a lighting design created by Tõnis Järs featuring Robe moving lights.

The Qube and Neumann celebrate aspiring and professional talent by opening Neumann-dedicated studio space at West London flagship venue

14/12/2021 - Project News

UK – As the world’s first members' studio for musicians, artists, managers, labels, and content creators, The Qube is a place like no other. Housed across more than 2000 m2, the flagship West London venue is home to 40 creative spaces, including studios for music, podcasts, video and photography, in addition to makerspaces for creative businesses. The facility was founded in 2018 by music producers Amin Hamzianpour and Nicholas Sonuga who wanted to merge the meaningful community of a members' club with the magic of a recording studio and the convenience of a co-working space. With the vision of empowering aspiring and professional creators to fulfil their creative dreams, a partnership between The Qube and Neumann was formed with one of the venue’s rooms, Studio 15, fully equipped with Neumann KH Line monitor loudspeakers, bringing world-class professional monitoring to The Qube’s members.

Pretty Woman opens in London’s West End with KV2

14/12/2021 - Production News

UK – Following an incredible record-breaking run on Broadway, Audience Choice Award winner Pretty Woman: The Musical, has gone global with productions in London’s West End, Germany, and a major US tour. Determined to stick with a winning formula, the production team has remained faithful to John Shivers’ and David Patridge’s original sound design based on a comprehensive KV2 Audio point source system.

ASP4816: “The Talk of the Department” at University of York

14/12/2021 - Project News

UK – At the heart of the University of York’s newly refurbished Richard Orton studio sits a brand new Audient ASP4816 mixing console. Specified by Music & Sound Recording BA programme leader, Dr Liam Maloney, the arrival of the desk heralds a new era for the University. “We have a range of different studio spaces in the department, but we’ve never had a high quality in-line console before.

Martin Audio & RG Jones Help Ministry of Sound Celebrate Three Decades of Dance

14/12/2021 - Production News

UK – Ministry of Sound celebrated 30 years of dance in style with a spectacular concert at O2 Arena, with dance classics reimagined by the 50-piece London Concert Orchestra in company with Paul Oakenfold and other guest DJs.

CP Communications Keeps Pace with IP-Based Transmission Technologies for TCS New York City Marathon

14/12/2021 - Production News

USA – CP Communications has announced that it successfully provided live coverage featuring direct feeds of the professional athlete races at the 50th running of the TCS New York City Marathon on 7 November. using IP encoding and bonded cellular solutions. It also managed the event’s Virtual Media Center (VMC) for remote journalists.

UK’s First Permanent Immersive Digital Art Gallery ‘The Reel Store’ to Open as Part of Coventry UK City of Culture Celebrations

14/12/2021 - Project News

UK – Coventry City of Culture Trust has announced that the UK’s first permanent immersive digital art gallery, The Reel Store, will open in Coventry in April 2022, becoming a permanent new visitor attraction in the heart of the city.

Robe Supports Stage of Tomorrow Conference in Poland

13/12/2021 - Event News

Poland – Robe supported the fourth edition of the Stage of Tomorrow (Scena Jutra) conference, staged at the Teatr Wielki Polish National Opera in Warsaw, organised by the Stage of Tomorrow Foundation and its president Rafal Rzeczkowski, with leading Polish production technology sales specialist Prolight and Teatr Wielki, the latter represented by technical director Malgorzata Szablowska.

Events Evolution Creates Multiple Moods For Jah Prayah’s Album Release Livestream

13/12/2021 - Production News

Zimbabwe – Even before its release, Gwara, the 11th album by award-winning African superstar Jah Prayah, was touched by a sense of mystery. Months ahead of its recording, the singer/songwriter let fans know something important was coming by sharing social media images of a wide open blue sky, a symbol of hope and boundless opportunity.

Britannia Row Productions and Eighth Day Sound create perfect result for London Grammar

13/12/2021 - Production News

UK – Coming off the back of a shrewd yet confident reinvention, electronic pop trio London Grammar hit the road in support of their latest album, Californian Soul, with a control package from Britannia Row Productions and a PA system from Eighth Day Sound. This was the first time such a partnership has come to fruition since Eighth Day’s acquisition by Brit Row parent company, Clair Global Group.

Free Webinar Highlights the Advantages of Yamaha Installed Sound Solutions

13/12/2021 - Business News

Like lighting and aroma, sound has a huge impact on the mood of any indoor space. Creating a high-quality sonic environment makes it more pleasant and can have a positive influence on customer spend and repeat business. A free Yamaha Tech Sessions webinar on Tuesday, 14 December highlights how it can be achieved with the company’s Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) range.

“It feels great to operate”: Dolly Dots Celebrate 40 with grandMA3

13/12/2021 - Production News

The Netherlands - Legendary Dutch girl band Dolly Dots hit the road again this autumn, celebrating 40 years since they first burst onto the euro-pop scene and dominated the charts for the best part of a decade with a string of foot-tappingly infectious bangers!

Houben Souren and Elation team up on MECC auditorium renewals

13/12/2021 - Project News

The Netherlands – AV rental and production company Houben Souren has installed Elation Fuze Profile and Colour 5 Profile luminaires in two auditoriums in the recently refurbished Maastricht Exhibition and Convention Center (MECC) in the Netherlands. As the audiovisual partner for the biggest convention centre in the southern part of the country, Houben Souren enjoys special insight into the audiovisual needs of the venue and drew upon its close relationship with Elation’s European office to realiae a successful installation.

Cirkusrevyen Gets Laughing with Robe

10/12/2021 - Production News

Denmark – Cirkusrevyen (Circus Review) is hugely popular and the longest-running review performance in Denmark, with a six month season kicking off every year since 1935 except for 1945 (due to fire) and 2020 (due to covid). Staged in a purpose-built big top tent in Klampenborg, Dyrehavsbakken north of Copenhagen, known and loved for its incisive and hilarious style of political satire, the 2021 season was lit for the first time using Robe ESPRITE moving lights.

Chauvet Professional in Allen Branton’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony Design

10/12/2021 - Production News

USA – At its best, live music, particularly rock & roll, is driven by a deep personal connection between fans and the artist on stage. TV viewers who tuned into HBO’s recent broadcast of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony were reminded of this time and again during the broadcast, even though the event took place inside a massive NBA arena.

Alcons Pro-Ribbon Systems are Music to the Ears of North Metro Church

10/12/2021 - Project News

USA – Located in Marietta, Georgia, North Metro Church is an inclusive house of worship where a dynamic array of music is a key part of its services. Ranging from quiet background ambience to full on praise rock, the installation of a sound reinforcement system that could reproduce music at all volumes with equal high quality was key.

Cromer Pier’s Pavilion Theatre Takes its Performances to the Next Level with PROLIGHTS DeltaPix

10/12/2021 - Project News

UK – Cromer Pier’s beloved Pavilion Theatre has recently added a digital dimension to its stage by installing a PROLIGHTS DeltaPix48T LED video wall backdrop.

LDI gives resounding thumbs-up to GLP X5 series and JDC Line

10/12/2021 - Event News

USA – GLP and its subsidiaries had plenty to celebrate over the Thanksgiving holiday as it reflected on an outstanding showcase at the LDI Expo in Las Vegas the week before, for which it was duly accoladed.

SIXTY82 appoints PSP Elektronik as its new exclusive distributor for the Republic of Serbia

10/12/2021 - Business News

Serbia – SIXTY82, ‘The New Original’ manufacturer of next-generation trussing and staging systems, has continued the expansion of its global distribution network with the appointment of PSP Elektronik as its exclusive distributor for the Republic of Serbia, with immediate effective.


10/12/2021 - Business News

UK – POLAR, established supplier of key industry brands to the installation, MI and professional audio markets, has announced the addition of MAXHUB to its portfolio.

Atlona Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Certification

10/12/2021 - Business News

USA – Atlona, a Panduit company, has earned its ISO 9001:2015 certification effective immediately. The official certification reflects Atlona’s dedication to delivering technological excellence by applying the highest standard of quality assurance throughout all its processes, including research and development, product testing, delivery, support, and customer service.

Anolis ArcPar 150s for Wilberforce Monument Illuminations

09/12/2021 - Project News

The Wilberforce Monument, a statue dedicated to leading 18th / 19th century politician, philanthropist and anti-slavery campaigner, William Wilberforce, stands on a 31 metre (102ft) high Doric column in the grounds of Hull College in the UK. It has recently been re-lit using Anolis ArcPar 150 Zoom LED fixtures.

Seiler und Speer Nova Rock Show Powered By ChamSys

09/12/2021 - Production News

Austria – Platinum Austrian recording stars Christopher Seiler and Bernhard Speer do more than create memorable music. With each song, they tell stories of everyday life, offering bemused, philosophical observations of situations that everyone has experienced at one time or another.

Claypaky Sharpy Plus Fixtures from Lite-Tek Entertainment Shine on Gary Clark Jr’s Autumn Tour

09/12/2021 - Production News

USA – Richmond, Virginia-based Lite-Tek Entertainment, a lighting rental and production company, supplied Claypaky Sharpy Plus fixtures to the recently finished autumn tour of Gary Clark Jr., best known for his fusion of blues, rock and soul music with elements of hip hop.

AC-ET Announced as Claypaky’s Exclusive UK Distributor

09/12/2021 - Business News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) has announced its appointment as the exclusive distributor for Claypaky in the UK and Ireland.

Audiologic Delivers Immersive Sound Experience at the World’s Largest Harry Potter Store

09/12/2021 - Project News

USA – Audiologic has announced its collaboration with Technically Creative to deliver an immersive experience at the Harry Potter Flagship Store, New York.

GLP JDC1 and X4 Bar 20 light Volbeat’s Aftershock show

09/12/2021 - Production News

USA Production designer Niller Bjerregaard turned to a large inventory of GLP fixtures, dominated by the JDC1 hybrid strobe and impression X4 Bar 20 batten, when Danish rock band Volbeat played the recent Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California.

Open Comment Period Extended for International Code of Practice for Entertainment Rigging

09/12/2021 - Business News

Responding to requests from riggers across the globe for additional time, the comment period on the International Code of Practice for Entertainment Rigging has been extended to 31 December, 2021.

arsluminis lights German Beach Volleyball Championships with Elation Proteus

09/12/2021 - Production News

Germany – The German Beach Volleyball Championships took place 2-5 September on Timmendorf Strand on the Baltic coast in northern Germany. Lighting designer Michael Kantrowitsch utilised Elation IP-rated Proteus luminaires to meet the challenging outdoor demands while fulfilling the organiser’s request for a special night time atmosphere. Kantrowitsch, from arsluminis lighting design, was responsible for the lighting plan, design and operation on behalf of Kupconcept GmbH of Munich.

Martin Audio Announces White Versions of Best-Selling WPS and SXC118 Cardioid Subwoofer

09/12/2021 - Equipment News

Martin Audio has announced that its best-selling Wavefront Precision optimised line array system, WPS, is now available in white, as a made-to-order option, and is also accompanied by its cardioid subwoofer partner, SXC118.

Zero 88 FLX S24 Console Delivers Intuitive and Nimble Lighting Control to LightsOn

08/12/2021 - Production News

Poland – LightsOn, a lighting design and rental company based in Warsaw, Poland, relies on an FLX S24 lighting console from Zero 88, a brand of Signify, to run a full schedule of spectacular event lighting.

Vari-Lite VL800 luminaires create Chris Stapleton’s stunning wall of light

08/12/2021 - Production News

USA – Country music legend Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show is back with a stunning stage design featuring 400 VL800 EVENTPAR luminaires from Vari-Lite, a Signify entertainment lighting brand, supplied by concert touring specialists Premier Global Production.

Yamaha RIVAGE PM7 is the Perfect Fit for Foals’ Nigel Pepper

08/12/2021 - Production News

Changing audio mixing systems is a big decision for live engineers. It can be fraught with difficulty, especially if the specifications don't match the hands-on experience. But, as Foals front of house engineer Nigel Pepper discovered, Yamaha’s RIVAGE PM series completely lives up to its promise.

Nexus Christian Fellowship Connect With Allen & Heath in Bangkok

08/12/2021 - Project News

Thailand – With over 20 locations throughout Thailand, the Nexus Christian Fellowship is a growing network of Christian churches that place live music at the heart of the weekly worship gatherings.

Klaus Suppan Calls on Chauvet Professional Maverick Silens 2 Profile for Faust at Goetheanum Stage

08/12/2021 - Production News

Switzerland – “We can always redeem the person who aspires and strives,” Goethe wrote. And indeed, at the end of the great poet and playwright’s masterpiece Faust, the protagonist is saved from eternal damnation near the very end of his life through perseverance and determination.

3 Doors Down chooses DirectOut PRODIGY Series for “The Better Life – 20th Anniversary” Tour

08/12/2021 - Production News

USA – With the eagerly anticipated return of the touring industry, North Carolina-based Special Event Services seized the opportunity to once again deploy their new d&b audiotechnik KSL rig on the recently completed 20th Anniversary 3 Doors Down Tour. They also called upon industry veteran Michael Mordente as their audio crew chief and system technician to co-ordinate the effort and to introduce them to DirectOut’s PRODIGY Series, specified for the tour.

Alabama Invests in 1,000sqm of Absen Transparent LED

08/12/2021 - Production News

Germany – Following eight years of successful collaboration, Absen and French rental stager Alabama have reached a new level in their distribution partnership by agreeing on the sale of 2,000 panels (totalling over 1,000sqm) of Absen Lyra (LR) Series of transparent LED, effectively making Alabama the go-to company for this sought-after product type across its home continent.

disguise powers unique xR experience for AT&T’s 5G courtside concert series in the NBA conference finals

08/12/2021 - Production News

USA – xR specialist All of it Now (AOIN) used disguise gx2cs to immerse viewers of the NBA Conference Finals in an extended reality (xR) concert experience custom-designed to reflect the unique style of each of the four performing artists.

Hippotizer Boreal+ gets the mercury rising for Queen Relived

08/12/2021 - Production News

Czechia – Formidable Queen frontman Freddie Mercury took to the stage in the form of tribute performer Michael Kluch and his band in September, for a huge concert at Prague’s 18,000-capacity O2 Arena. The group, named Queenie, played the ‘Queen Relived’ show with a rock & roll lighting design and a mix of pre-made and live feed visuals driven by Hippotizer Boreal+ and Karst+ media servers.

Roundtable Post is Set for the Future with Xytech’s MediaPulse

08/12/2021 - Production News

UK – When Ben Coulson, managing director of Roundtable Post knew it was time to source a professional solution to manage the company’s expanding resources he turned to Xytech’s MediaPulse resource management software. Established in 2008, Roundtable Post, an independent post production facility, solidified its name in the genre of high-end documentary with acclaimed productions such as Finding Jack Charlton, Last Man Standing and Andy Murray: Resurfacing under its belt.

Robe France Catches the T11 Buzz at Busy JTSE Expo

07/12/2021 - Event News

Framce – Robe France enjoyed the buzz and excitement generated by the 2021 JTSE (Journées Techniques du Spectacle et de l'Evénement) expo staged over two days at Les Docks de Paris in the lively Saint-Denis area, close to the city of Paris.

LEGOLAND Windsor Resort invests in the future with EM Acoustics

07/12/2021 - Project News

UK – Overcoming the somewhat inauspicious climate created by the global pandemic, LEGOLAND Windor Resort has continued to invest in its infrastructure. Part of that investment has included the upgrade of their 4D cinema as well as the implementation of a brand new ride, the UK’s first Flying Theatre attraction, ‘Ride of the Sky Lion’. The new attraction forms part of LEGOLAND’s most recent development, ‘MYTHICA,’ an area that was inaugurated for the park’s reopening in early 2021. The LEGOLAND production team overseeing the design and installation of the new ride called on their long-term audio supplier and consultant, Dave Shepherd of D.S. Audio to ensure the audio experience was the very best possible. Shepherd specified a system based on EM Acoustics’ new flagship Reference Series R10 system.

Digital Projection Brings Bygone Era of Japan Back to Life

07/12/2021 - Production News

UK – Danny Rose Studio, the collective behind the current Spirit of Japan art exhibition at the Kadokawa Culture Museum, has deployed more than 30 Digital Projection E-Vision Laser 10K projectors to illuminate the floors, ceilings and walls of this spectacular venue.

Ayrton appoints Marc Lorenz as Designer Relationship Manager for Europe

07/12/2021 - People News

France – Ayrton has announced that renowned lighting designer, director and programmer, Marc Lorenz, joins its growing international team as designer relationship manager with a focus on Europe, effective from 1st December 2021.

Ayrton MagicDot SX knocks them for SIX on Broadway

07/12/2021 - Production News

USA – Lighting designer Tim Deiling used 35 Ayrton MagicDot SX fixtures to help construct the visual narrative for the Broadway production of SIX The Musical when it transferred from London’s West End in October.

Tim Minchin Mixes WPS and WPL PA Arrays on Back … Encore Tour

07/12/2021 - Production News

UK – With his inimitable repertoire of eclectic music blended with high-brow comedy, Tim Minchin’s UK tour, which began back in 2019, resumed after lockdown with a further eight-week stint. Imaginatively titled Back … Encore, this took him through a number of sold-out UK theatre shows, interspersed with a handful of arena dates.

Obsidian Control Systems introduces flexible, compact NETRON EP2 EtherDMX node

07/12/2021 - Equipment News

Obsidian Control Systems has announced the newest addition to its extremely successful and rapidly expanding NETRON range of innovative data distribution devices. The NETRON EP2 is a no nonsense, no compromise Ethernet to DMX gateway solution for the professional lighting and AV markets. Part of the NETRON family of easy-to-use EtherDMX nodes, it offers a high-value solution for any type of system that requires rugged hardware, flexible configuration and a reliable Ethernet to DMX gateway solution at an affordable price.

More Robe in the House at Vejle Musikteater

06/12/2021 - Production News

Denmark – Vejle Musikteater, one of the busiest and liveliest multi-purpose live performance venues in Jutland, Denmark, reopens fully after the pandemic period, complete with a new Robe ESPRITE house lighting package comprising 32 ESPRITES in total.

Roosevelt Dsouza Creates Flow of Fresh Looks for Sonu Nigam’s Three-Hour UK Shows with Chauvet Professional

06/12/2021 - Production News

UK – For loyal Sonu Nigam fans, and there are legions of them throughout the world, his performances never seem to be long enough. It’s easy to see why too. Striking a magical balance between softness and resonance, the Indian playback singer’s voice is the kind that makes time melt away. Then there is the broad range of his repertoire in multiple languages that surprises and delights at every turn during a performance.

Adlib Acquires West Molesey-based Triplex Productions

06/12/2021 - Business News

UK – Over 37 years, Adlib has grown to become a leading supplier of entertainment and event technology. The acquisition of West Molesey based Triplex, a boutique provider of audio systems for concert touring and special installation projects, provides the company with a long-awaited London location to widen support to its customers.

Claypaky illuminates the Nitto ATP Tennis Finals and Davis Cup with a mix of white light and spectacular special effects

06/12/2021 - Production News

Italy – How many of you would have bet that one day a tennis tournament would also turn into a light show? It is hard to imagine, for people who see tennis as closely linked to tradition.

SLF Group and Black Out Lighting Utilise Showtec and Infinity Products for Medammecour Draait Door 2021

03/12/2021 - Production News

The Netherlands – SLF Group and Black Out Lighting used Showtec and Infinity lighting solutions to create an incredible spectacle at Medammecour Draait Door. To complement the Medammecour's fantastic regular cast, over a hundred Infinity, Showtec, and Showgear products were used throughout the week of performances.

Robe helps Redefine the Look for Idols SA

03/12/2021 - Production News

South Africa – Idols South Africa 2021 underwent its most substantial visual transformation for a few years with a shift of venue, from the State Theatre in Pretoria to Studio 10 at the Urban Brew complex in Johannesburg. This moment was seized by the show’s long term lighting designer Joshua Cutts of Visual Frontier for a radical re-think, and for the first time in 17 Idols seasons, he presented a lighting co-design created collaboratively with Andre Siebrits, also from Visual Frontier.

Live Company Invests in More Astera with New AX9s

03/12/2021 - Production News

Denmark – Technical production and rental specialist Live Company, based in Skovlunde, Copenhagen, continues to invest in Astera wireless LED products at a pace to keep parallel with the “incredible demand” of the Danish market, states owner Peter Clausen.

Chauvet Professional Helps Frank Appletans and SSL Rent Light Live Music’s Return to Muziekodroom

03/12/2021 - Production News

Belgium – The sound of growling guitars and drum solos has resonated throughout Muziekodroom ever since the industrial-style venue opened in 2007. That was until the pandemic brought everything to a screeching halt over a year ago.

Versatile Alcons System for New Indonesian University Auditorium

03/12/2021 - Project News

Indonesia – A major new development at Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (Parahyangan Catholic University) in Bandung, West Java, has seen the inclusion of a high specification, multi-purpose auditorium for choir performances, presentations and lectures. An Alcons Audio system has been chosen to make sure every event has the best possible sound.

Ayrton Dominos Impress at Les Francos de Montréal and the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

03/12/2021 - Production News

Canada – Twelve Ayrton Domino-S fixtures, part of Ayrton’s IP65 multi-function luminaire family designed for intensive outdoor use, played a variety of roles at Les Francos de Montréal and the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, staged back to back in September this year due to COVID-19.

Vista by Chroma-Q Delivers Beautiful Results for Cliff Richard: The Great 80 Tour

03/12/2021 - Production News

UK – Lighting designer, Derek Jones delivers beautiful looks with Vista 3 by Chroma-Q lighting and media control for British music icon, Sir Cliff Richard’s The Great 80 Tour.

Mosaic delivers pixels and ideas for 16 floors

03/12/2021 - Project News

USA – On the south edge of Kansas City, a multi-storey commercial building has been lighting its windows in special colours and patterns for decades. ETC’s Mosaic system, a unique pixel-mapping and show control solution, recently gave them a 21st-century upgrade to heighten the graphics and even provide a new revenue stream for the building.

Vari-Lite VL10 luminaires shine brightly on Marc Anthony’s Pa’lla Voy Tour

03/12/2021 - Production News

USA – Multi-award winning Latin music star, Marc Anthony, has returned to the stage with his Pa’lla Voy tour, taking in 26-dates across North America with an arsenal of VL10 BEAMWASH luminaires from Vari-Lite, a Signify entertainment lighting brand. The VL10 delivers speed, versatility and an impressive 28,000 lumens to lighting designer Travis Shirley’s bold stage design.

Austrian Audio releases Hi-X60 Professional Closed-Back Over-Ear Headphones for Recording, FOH, Mixing, Mastering and Audiophile Listening

03/12/2021 - Equipment News

Austrian Audio has extended its highly-successful Hi-X6 headphone range with the new Hi-X60 model: professional closed-back reference headphones for recording, FOH, mixing and mastering and audiophile listening.

Theatre Royal Drury Lane dedicates new fly tower to the late Alan Jacobi LVO

03/12/2021 - People News

UK – The new fly tower at Theatre Royal Drury Lane has been dedicated to Unusual Rigging founder, Alan Jacobi, LVO. Jacobi passed away in April 2020 and due to the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, a funeral was restricted to immediate family only.

KLOTZ PowerLink Truss & Stagebox: compact and robust power distribution box for live use

03/12/2021 - Equipment News

The PowerLink Truss & Stagebox by KLOTZ AIS is an extremely robust, ergonomic and easy-to-use new power distribution system. Its various application possibilities are a big advantage. This brand new product is at home not only in event technology, but also in theatres or TV studios.

A giant leap of faith for the I’m a Celebrity contestants as they face The Plank challenge – designed and rigged by Unusual

03/12/2021 - Production News

UK – A daredevil walk the plank challenge which kicked off this year’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here on ITV, was designed and rigged by Unusual Rigging. ITV bosses are no strangers to the spectacular feats that Unusual is able to pull off, having contracted director Robin Elias as crew chief on several stunts for various different shows. Robin said: “Pre-pandemic, ITV had brought me on board to work with them on the show in Australia. Then when Covid hit in 2020 and the show hurriedly relocated from Oz to Wales, none of the trials involved any rigging, there simply wasn’t the time to devise them. We fully expected to be back in the jungle in 2021, but because of the continuing pandemic, it was once again re-routed to Wales, and I was retained as a consultant.”

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

02/12/2021 - Production News

USA – Boxing matches are inherently unpredictable. Some end with a sudden thud mere seconds after they start. Others are boring uninspired 12-round dances. Then there are those that serve up more than their share of dramatic moments. But one thing is certain at every boxing event: a crackling sense of excitement and anticipation fills the air when pugilists enter the arena and walk with handlers to the ring.

Soundswitch Simplifies Lighting for DJs with a Dedicated Dual Universe DMX Interface Controller

02/12/2021 - Equipment News

SoundSwitch, the leading provider of DJ lighting control software and hardware, has announced the SoundSwitch Control One, a professional lighting controller and dual-universe DMX interface. Since the introduction of its automated lighting software, SoundSwitch has been committed to building tools that make it easier for DJs to incorporate lighting into their live performances. Control Oneʼs form factor, comprehensive feature set, and extensive connectivity with DJ and DAW applications make it the first lighting controller designed for DJs and performers.

Parvaaz Roar Back into Action With Allen & Heath on the Full Circle Tour

02/12/2021 - Production News

India – Fusing the poetic Urdu and Kashmiri languages with a cinematic soundscape of dreamy indie-rock, Bangalore based four-piece Parvaaz were declared “India’s most exciting band” by Rolling Stone magazine in 2018 after a month-long tour of Canada took their music to an appreciative Western audience.

disguise’s r20 software release goes global, now available in six new languages

02/12/2021 - Equipment News

disguise, the leading platform that enables visual experiences of the highest level, has launched its latest r20 software release in six new languages. In addition to English, disguise’s Designer software is now available in Spanish, German, French, Korean, Japanese and Simplified Chinese, expanding the reach of its award-winning platform around the globe. The localisation represents the next step in the company’s move towards remote, cloud-based collaboration following its recent acquisition of leading 3D content previsualisation platforms Mapping Matter and Previz.

KLOTZ Cables France strengthens its sales team in France

02/12/2021 - People News

France – With Julian BEAUFILS, the worldwide operating cable manufacturer and cable assembly specialist KLOTZ AIS from Vaterstetten near Munich, Germany, will strengthen its sales team in France with a further regional sales manager France as of 1 Dec. 2021.

It’s all in the mix

02/12/2021 - Equipment News

Audio specialist Sennheiser has launched a new pair of professional headphones for mixing, editing and mastering. The HD 400 PRO studio reference headphones are an ideal companion for creators seeking natural and precise sound reproduction to accurately assess their audio mixes. To ease long sessions, the HD 400 PRO features a comfortable and lightweight open-back design fitted with soft velour ear pads. The unit includes both coiled and straight detachable cables, allowing the headphones to adapt to different use preferences.

GLP impression FR10 Bars help Cate Carter frame Elbow

02/12/2021 - Production News

UK – Elbow’s extensive recent UK tour, the band’s biggest in years, was brought to life by their long-term, award-winning lighting designer, Cate Carter, and her use of GLP’s powerful impression FR10 Bars.

Hippotizer Tierra+ adds on-the-fly effects for iHeartRadio Music Festival stars

02/12/2021 - Production News

USA – A cornucopia of music’s best and brightest stars, including Billie Eilish, Coldplay, Dua Lipa and Nelly, descended on the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for the iHeartRadio Music Festival, a live production backed by striking visuals driven exclusively by Hippotizer Tierra+ media servers.

Maroon 5, Brian Jenkins and Elation find their groove on 2021 autumn tour

02/12/2021 - Production News

USA – Three-time Grammy Award-winning band Maroon 5 wrapped up an early autumn tour on 8th October in Concord, California, the conclusion to an eight week return to the road lit by Brian Jenkins using Upstaging-supplied Elation lighting. The pop rock band played sheds across North America in support of 'Jordi',a summer release dedicated to band manager Jordan Feldstein, who passed away in 2017.

Kobe Port Museum Food Hall complex installs Martin Audio CDD and ADORN

02/12/2021 - Project News

Japan – Kobe Port Museum is a new cultural complex in the Japanese city, consisting of an aquarium, food hall and bridal desk. The space on the ground floor is a next-generation food hall typified by the well-known Kobe restaurant brand, Tooth Tooth which has recently installed a Martin Audio system with background music produced by Fish Four.

Sound Technology Ltd adds SSL Live consoles to installed sound distribution portfolio

02/12/2021 - Business News

UK - Sound Technology Ltd, one of the UK's leading distributors of professional audio, professional lighting and musical instruments, has announced the addition of Solid State Logic SSL Live consoles and Network I/O devices to its live sound distribution portfolio, with a focus on installed applications including theatre, music venues and educational facilities.

Arnim Friess and Chauvet Professional Build Visuals for The Bridge

01/12/2021 - Production News

UK – What is it that makes us human? 'The Bridge', a large-scale outdoor arts project breaking down the barriers of art and social change, demonstrates that there is certainly much more that unites us than divides us. Designed by Sydney-based designer Dan Potra and executed by Imagineer Productions, ‘The Bridge’ is a tourable 22 metre wide by six metre high bridge structure providing a platform for music, actors and performers, all with the aim of engendering social cohesion.

Stagemarket becomes Sixty82’s exclusive distributor for the Russian Federation

01/12/2021 - Business News

Russia – SIXTY82, ‘The New Original’ manufacturer of next-generation trussing and staging systems, has expanded its global distribution network with the appointment of Stagemarket as its exclusive distributor for the Russian Federation, with immediate effective.

Version 2 Makes Statement of Intent with Large Robe Investment

01/12/2021 - Production News

UK – Reading-based television lighting rental specialist Version 2 Lights has made a large investment in Robe’s new FORTE moving lights with the purchase of 50 fixtures.

The Opera House in Toronto Re-emerges Post-COVID with New Adamson PA System Stage-facing view of the theatre interior

01/12/2021 - Project News

Canada – Many of Toronto's music venues are returning to normal after a one-and-a-half-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these venues is a popular favourite, The Opera House, which recently had its original Adamson Y-Axis system entirely overhauled with all-new loudspeakers, amplification and software.