News Archive for March 2021

Lite Tek Entertainment and Elation light cheerleading championship

31/03/2021 - Production News

USA – With up to 50,000 people in and out of the Georgia World Congress Center each day over a two-day period in February, the Cheersport National Cheerleading Championship in Atlanta may be the largest event to have taken place in the world under the COVID pandemic. Rental and production company Lite Tek Entertainment supplied and designed lighting for the event and turned to an Elation lighting package of Cuepix and DTW blinders, Protron strobes, SixPars and more to highlight team routines across five different stages.

RoboSpots in New League for LOL Worlds 2020 Final

31/03/2021 - Production News

China – League of Legends’ World Championship 2020 Finals was staged at the new Pudong Football Stadium in Shanghai, a high-profile, hi-energy event notable for many things which, in addition to being an eSports calendar highlight, included a spectacular production lighting design by Mat Stovall of LampedUp and his team who helped produce dazzling opening and closing ceremonies plus seat-edge atmospheric engineering, boosting the buzz, thrills and spills of the gaming action.

Florida Georgia Line Lights Up Virtual Performances with Bandit Lites at the Steel Mill

31/03/2021 - Production News

USA – Florida Georgia Line’s highly-anticipated fifth studio album, Life Rolls On, launched on 12 February to worldwide acclaim. As part of the album release, the superstar duo, comprised of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, filmed multiple promotional performances at The Steel Mill, a turnkey studio and production space that features a Bandit Lites rig fitted out with more than 100 moving light fixtures, a video package from MooTV, staging from Gallagher Staging and a sound system from Clair Global.

Rare Analogue Masters are Digitised with Prism Sound

31/03/2021 - Production News

UK – Prism Sound audio conversion equipment is playing a key role in a marathon restoration project that will see 233 analogue master tapes converted into useable digital WAV. Files.

81 Productions Creates Connections with Chauvet Professional at Space Shop Sessions

31/03/2021 - Production News

USA – Music connects communities! Just about everyone would agree with that in the abstract. All playlists are, after all, filled with songs that have an undeniable power to cross boundaries and bring people together. But Berkeley Dent, Jason Pastel, Trevor Creany, Dustin Lee and the team at 81 Productions demonstrated the unifying power of music in a more real sense during this cold, hard winter.

ETC debuts two new theatrical fixtures

31/03/2021 - Equipment News

ETC launched two new theatrical fixtures as part of a two-day-long international online event. The Source Four LED Series 3 and Desire Fresnel are the perfect pairing for any theatre looking to successfully launch themselves into the modern day with incredible brightness, impressive colour mixing, and wireless DMX/RDM features.

Hippotizer Karst+ delivers winter wonderland for Victory Worship Center

31/03/2021 - Project News

USA – The Victory Worship Center, a multi-campus community church in Arizona, created a special Christmas service for its limited-capacity congregations in December. As a backdrop for the music and sermons, a stage-wide picture window set-piece framed wintery vistas, displayed in ultra-high definition on a 30ft x 10ft LED videowall. Faithfully delivering the visual content, day after day, was a Hippotizer Karst+ media server from Green Hippo.

Ayrton Diablo spotlights The Death of England at the National Theatre

31/03/2021 - Production News

UK – The National Theatre’s production of Clint Dyer and Roy Williams’ The Death of England was performed at the Dorfman Theatre in Spring 2020 before the venue closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dynacord's MXE5 matrix mix engine gets new functionality for IP-based media and building control systems

30/03/2021 - Equipment News

Dynacord's MXE5 was introduced to the market last summer as the first member of the new MXE matrix mix engine series. The performance audio matrix with 24 x 24 crosspoints provides comprehensive routing and mixing capabilities, while also serving as a communications hub for IP-based peripherals with extensive control and monitoring functions. The entire network infrastructure including Dante audio transport and AES70-compliant control, is already onboard. MXE5 is ideally suited for fixed installations in stadiums and sports venues, convention, conference and event centers, modern churches and larger educational facilities.

Hearts it in Red for Livestream Event

30/03/2021 - Production News

UK – Dan Ridd, Steven Haynes and a team from Clearsound Productions in Shipston on Stour, marked the culmination of a week of #LightItInRed ‘heart’ actions around the country with a spectacular livestream broadcast featuring mixmaster DJ Benji surrounded by a cool heart-shaped lighting rig designed by Steven and featuring Robe moving lights!

Hybrid Studio Berlins Calls on Chauvet Professional to Fulfil Versatile Mission

30/03/2021 - Production News

Germany – By definition a 'hybrid' is something that blends two different and distinct elements together into a single new and unique entity. Such hybridisation is very much in evidence at Fine & Bright’s Hybrid Studio Berlin, not only in terms of the combined live and livestreamed events it has the potential to create, but also in the way it fuses an evocative, historic setting with cutting edge production capabilities.

Optocore appoints RMS Proaudio for Spanish distribution

30/03/2021 - Business News

Spain – Optocore has appointed RMS Proaudio as its new Spanish distributor, with effect from March 2021.

CLW Church in Bonn Integrates and Upgrades With Martin Audio CDD

30/03/2021 - Project News

Germany – The CLW in Bonn-Bad Godesberg is a protestant free church and open to believers of all nationalities and generations. The parish has a church with an adjoining kindergarten and offers, among other things, services for the whole family every Sunday at 10am. The Living Word (CLW is an acronym for Centrum für Lebendiges Wort) is the focus of the services, in the form of sermons and musical contributions. The live music component in the church has grown steadily in recent years, so an upgrade of the sound system was necessary.

Cutting Edge creates latest buzz with Edge Lab VP facility powered by Brompton Technology

30/03/2021 - Project News

Australia – Renowned for its collaborative ‘can-do’ approach to creative problem solving, Cutting Edge has been a leading provider of sound and picture post production for the advertising, features and television industries, both in Australia and internationally, for almost three decades. The company recently announced Edge Lab, its newest venture in Virtual Production (VP) based in Brisbane, Queensland. The facility is a research and development hub for production industry professionals, developed in partnership with Big Picture, part of the NEP Worldwide Network, and motion caption integrator Logemas. Built with the highest quality components, industry standard Brompton Technology processing is used for the main LED screen as well as ambient reflection and lighting walls.

Infinity Signature Theatre lights in Felix Meritis

29/03/2021 - Project News

The Netherlands – The Felix Meritis building on the Keizersgracht has been equipped by Rolight with several of Infinity’s high-quality TS-260C7 Profile engine and TF-260C7 Fresnel fixtures. A number of rooms, including the main Concert Hall, now enjoy the natural light and silent operation of these professional theatre lights.

House lights underachieving? Can a house light be more than just a house light?

29/03/2021 - Event News

Typically utilised before and after performances and during intervals as practical audience lights, house lighting has traditionally played only a minor role in creating the atmosphere of a space. With the advent of dynamic LED house lighting however, that has all changed. Today’s house lights have taken on a more flexible and increasingly important role as an integral part of a broader and more immersive lighting design impression.

Robe Follows the Science in Israel

29/03/2021 - Production News

Israel – The Weizmann Institute of Science is a renowned public research university in Rehovot, Israel which offers graduate and postgraduate degrees in the natural and exact sciences and hosts an annual event honouring the work of Israeli scientists and their contributions to an assortment of projects.

Outline’s Newton Awarded Patent

29/03/2021 - Business News

Outline s.r.l., leading European manufacturer of professional loudspeaker systems and associated technologies, has announced that its groundbreaking FPGA-based Newton processor has been awarded an Italian Patent, N° 102018000004143. The company has also filed the appropriate application for an international patent.

Houston’s Sagemont Church Upgrades to Solid State Logic L350

29/03/2021 - Project News

USA – Toward the end of 2020, the new leadership at Houston’s Sagemont Church, which was established in 1966 and is associated with the Southern Baptist Convention, introduced a contemporary worship music service to appeal to a younger congregation. To meet the demands of the new modern service, the church upgraded the ageing sound system in its 2,500-seat sanctuary, installing a SSL Live L350 digital mixing console and replacing the PA speakers.

New Seating for Wilton’s Music Hall

29/03/2021 - Project News

UK – Audience Systems has provided new seating for the Grade II listed Wilton’s Music Hall, the only surviving Grand Music Hall in the world.

Infinity Signature Series installed in MIMIK

26/03/2021 - Project News

The Netherlands – The new MIMIK cultural centre situated next to the IJssel river has been fitted out with a number of Infinity’s professional theatre lighting fixtures. TS-260C7 Profile engines equipped with TLT-1230 Zoom lenses and Irises, TF-260C7 Fresnels with barndoors and TCYC-7 Cycloramas were used by Rolight to provide the desired illumination.

Robe FORTE now available at CGS DRY HIRE

26/03/2021 - Project News

Germany – Rental company CGS Dry Hire, based in Denkendorf in southern Germany and headed by Christian Geyer, relies on a large number of Robe’s just launched FORTE high powered LED moving lights, which have just been delivered via Robe Germany. These are now available for dry hire at CGS.

CSP Audio Visual Calls on Chauvet Professional to Add Imagery to Historic Town Bridge

26/03/2021 - Project News

UK – Visitors often stop to take pictures of the Town Bridge. That shouldn’t be surprising. One of the first swing bridges in Britain to be powered by electricity, the venerable landmark, with its asymmetrical bowstring lattice girders, spike railings and timber framed control tower, offers an evocative glimpse into Cheshire’s industrial past.

Calgary’s Arts Commons expands lighting inventory with Ayrton and Robert Juliat fixtures

26/03/2021 - Project News

Canada – A multi-venue arts centre in downtown Calgary, Alberta, Arts Commons (formerly EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts) has invested in a complement of Ayrton lighting fixtures and Robert Juliat followspots from Sapphire Sound.

Seventy-Four Infinity TS-260C7 luminaires in sustainable AFAS Theater

26/03/2021 - Project News

The Netherlands – The highly sustainable AFAS Theater, which is incorporated in the new HQ of software developer AFAS, named the AFAS Experience Center in Leusden, has recently been equipped by Rolight with 74 Infinity TS-260C7 Profile engines from Infinity’s Signature series.

Surganova Dazzles with Titan Tubes

26/03/2021 - Production News

Russia – Lighting designer Vladimir Lyubimov continues to use Astera Titan Tubes as a key lighting feature for concerts by acclaimed Russian rock musician, singer and poet, Svetlana Surganova.

Chauvet Professional Puts Fine Point on Force

25/03/2021 - Equipment News

Power defies size. Chauvet Professional demonstrated that earlier this year with the introduction of the Maverick Force 2 Profile and Force 1 Spot. Although compact and lightweight, the two fixtures easily matched or exceeded much larger products in terms of output, brightness and performance features.

Rigging Team Hits Ten

25/03/2021 - Business News

Rigging Team is celebrating its ten year anniversary in the delivery of specialist rigging and technical training services to the entertainment production industry.

Griven Appoints 3LR Lighting

25/03/2021 - Business News

UK – 3LR Lighting Ltd, representative for leading international manufacturers of architectural, film, entertainment and broadcast lighting and control, has confirmed that it is now the sole UK manufacturer’s representative for Griven. The Italian manufacturer, founded in 1990, produces a range of exterior architectural lighting that is held in the highest esteem all over the world. 3LR will work closely with Allison Rose, Griven’s UK business development manager, to increase brand awareness and drive new specifications across the region. Particularly renowned for its coloured light solutions, Griven’s range perfectly complements 3LRs existing brand portfolio, dovetailing neatly with its interior lighting and control products from ETC and Rosco.

DiGiGrid Sales Stay Strong with Sonus

25/03/2021 - Business News

Lithuania – Sonus Exsertus, based in Vilnius, Lithuania, is a specialist in stage technologies with a 20-year history of providing turnkey solutions for a wide range of venues, from theatres and houses of worship to cinemas, arts centres and retail settings. The company also acts as a distributor for many leading brands across Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and Georgia, offering comprehensive sales and servicing. For the last five years, Sonus has been distributing DiGiGrid products in the region, and has overseen a steadily upward trajectory in sales during that time.

It’s time to learn Creative Visual Control

25/03/2021 - Standards News

UK – Avolites announces the UK release of its new online learning hub for holistic training on its Titan and Ai software platforms.

Obsidian Control Systems marks a year of NETRON

25/03/2021 - Equipment News

Obsidian Control Systems marks a successful year of shipping its comprehensive NETRON data distribution line of RDM splitters and EtherDMX nodes and announces a new Version 2.6 firmware release. Prompted by the increasing fixture counts and continuous growth in the number of Universes used on a show, NETRON supports applications from live production and venue installations to architectural environments and has enjoyed strong market adaptation globally since its release.

ESI Productions Takes Delivery of North America’s First L-Acoustics K3 System

24/03/2021 - Production News

USA – For 25 years, Tampa-based ESI Productions has provided concert sound reinforcement systems and services for festivals, tours and corporate productions throughout the south-eastern US and beyond. On the day after Christmas in 2013, ESI became the first sound reinforcement provider in North America to take delivery of an L-Acoustics K2 system, which immediately went out on “The Gift,” a local EDM festival featuring deadmau5 as its headlining act. Now, seven years later, the production company once again celebrates another 'first', this time, the arrival of the very first L-Acoustics K3 system shipped to the States.

Wired Studios Creates Big Looks in a Small Space with Chauvet Professional

24/03/2021 - Production News

USA – We’re in this together. The phrase has been bandied about often during the Covid-19 pandemic. Back in July, Mike Cristella, owner of Live Wire Productions, and Bob Sallade, who owns Sound Track Production Services, put this catchphrase into practice when they pooled their resources and expertise in lighting and sound to create Wired Studios, a 30ft x 20ft space that would allow customers of both companies to reach people during the lockdown with livestreams.

High-speed GLP Light-show for Audi e-tron World Premiere

24/03/2021 - Production News

Germany – Anyone wondering how, under the current conditions, new products can be launched in an effective way within the media need look no further than Audi. For the presentation of the new e-tron GT, the Ingolstadt-based car manufacturer staged a special kind of demonstration at the Munich Zenith.

Obsidian Control Systems launches training videos for NX4 lighting console

23/03/2021 - Standards News

In keeping with Obsidian Control Systems’ practice of providing valuable educational resources to lighting designers and programmers, the innovative lighting control brand is making training videos available covering the NX4 lighting console and ONYX lighting control platform. A training video series covering the compact NX2 lighting controller will be available soon.

Shure rocks 63rd grammy awards

23/03/2021 - Production News

USA – Broadcast live outside the Los Angeles Convention Centre, the 63rd GRAMMY Awards offered viewers a night to celebrate music with elaborate performances from top artists across different musical genres. The audience-free show combined a mix of performances with the outdoor ceremony for select artists who were on-hand to accept the awards. The majority of the show’s 23 musical productions, as well as the ceremony, relied on Shure’s Axient Digital wireless system and microphones.

Live in Leith

23/03/2021 - Production News

UK – ‘Live in Leith’ is a series of PPV (pay-per-view) digital gigs recorded at the fabulous Leith Theatre, Edinburgh, combining some of the best rising star music talent in Scotland with spectacular production values including Robe moving lights, which were used for two of the three initial set of broadcasts.

René Jõhve of CuuClub Calls on ChamSys to Create Myriad Looks for Estonian Eurovision

23/03/2021 - Production News

Estonia – Out of chaos and confusion, creativity often emerges. In the process, it leads to bold solutions that flourish far beyond the moment. Such was the case last year, when René Jõhve and his team at CuuClub set out to design the stage for Estonia’s 2021 Eurovision preselection programme.

Virtual Showlight 2021 – First Sponsors Announced

23/03/2021 - Event News

Virtual Showlight has announced the first sponsors for its online, one-day event (25 May 2021) which takes place in celebration of the full Showlight event that was postponed due to the COVID pandemic.

Stage Audio Works adds fifth conference space to Caudan Arts Centre, Mauritius

23/03/2021 - Project News

Mauritius – The Caudan Arts Centre (CAC) is a landmark arts and conference centre in the East African region. Designed by Arup UK with systems integration services from Stage Audio Works (SAW) in South Africa, CAC is the first truly international-standard venue in Mauritius. Inaugurated in December 2018, it incorporates a stunning 431 seat theatre, a rehearsal space, three bars, a restaurant and four well-equipped, modular conference spaces. Having successfully designed (in conjunction with Arup), supplied and installed state-of-the-art audio, video and communications systems throughout the venue, CAC recently called on SAW to design and install the systems for a fifth conference room that can accommodate up to 150 people seated. A soundproofed partition also enables the creation of an art gallery as required.

Claypaky Fixtures Support System of a Down for the Band’s Humanitarian Video Fundraiser

23/03/2021 - Production News

USA – The Armenian-American heavy metal band System of a Down (SoaD) recorded two new songs, “Protect the Land” and “Genocidal Humanoidz,” last autumn which addressed the 2020 war in Nagorno-Karabakh. To enhance awareness of the situation in the band members’ ancestral homeland, they also shot a music video for “Protect the Land” with proceeds from the song and fan merchandise earmarked for the Armenia Fund and the humanitarian needs of families displaced by the war.

Stage|Set|Scenery is to be terminated

22/03/2021 - Event News

Germany – The final curtain came down: Stage|Set|Scenery will not take place as planned from 15 to 17 June 2021. After an intensive review of the future viability of the trade show and conference for theatre, film and event technology, Messe Berlin has decided to discontinue the event. The last Stage|Set|Scenery took place from 18 to 20 June 2019 and will not continue as such in the future.

Benjamin Göldner Becomes General Manager of CHAINMASTER GmbH

22/03/2021 - People News

Germany – CHAINMASTER has announced that Benjamin Göldner (pictured) will be joining it as general manager from 1 May and will be responsible for the entire operational business at the company's site in Eilenburg. His focus will be on the co-operation with his colleagues. "TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More – a motto that will always guide me in my new challenges," says Göldner, looking forward to his new position at CHAINMASTER.

Highlite International introduces Artecta Display fixtures

19/03/2021 - Equipment News

Highlite International BV introduces the new Display Series of indoor fixtures for professional architectural applications. Switchable between 3000K and 6000K, the dimmable LED sources offer a high CRI. This makes them highly suitable for lighting galleries, art, and other colour sensitive subjects and locations.

Knebworth House in a New Anolis Light

19/03/2021 - Project News

UK – Architectural LED lighting specialist Anolis was approached by Robert Parker of the Historic Houses Association to assist in the specification of a replacement lighting scheme to illuminate the front of Knebworth House, a magnificent Grade II listed Tudor stately home in Hertfordshire, dating to the 13th century.

ETC Rent goes ‘Live in Leith’

19/03/2021 - Production News

UK – E TC dealer, Black Light, has supplied new High End Systems gear through the ETC Rent programme for Leith Theatre’s latest venture in Edinburgh: ‘Live in Leith’.

Rider Registration for the Long Reach Long Riders 18th annual charity motorcycle ride - A River Runs Through It - is now open

19/03/2021 - Event News

USA – The 2021 ride begins in St Paul, Minnesota on 19th June and ends back in St Paul on 27th June. The ride will feature visits to Lake Superior and Lake Itasca State Park, which is the headwaters of the Mississippi River. There will also be stops at National Bald Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN and in Bemidji, MN, home of Paul Bunyan and Babe, the Blue Ox. We will be riding the Great River Road and portions of Highway 61 (for Dylan fans).

Robe Launches New LEDBeam 350 Moving Light

18/03/2021 - Equipment News

To those familiar with the massively successful little LEDBeam 150, this is a bigger, brighter (6,600 lumen) variant, delivering even more punch and presence for those wanting crystal clear beams and beautifully rich colour washes.

SSLRent Steers Passion4Vans with Chauvet Professional

18/03/2021 - Production News

Belgium – When it comes to vans, Belgians are riding in the fast lane. The number of the trusty vehicles registered in the country increased by 58 per cent over the past decade, according to its big insurer, AG Insurance. Even the lockdown couldn’t dampen this enthusiasm.

Inderøy Kulturhus Acts Local, Thinks Global with Alcons Audio

18/03/2021 - Project News

Norway – Despite its rural location, when the concert hall at the Inderøy Kulturhus complex in Norway needed a new sound reinforcement system, its managers were determined that local residents would enjoy the best possible experience. Choosing an Alcons Audio LR7 pro-ribbon system, Inderøy Kulturhus shows that community facilities do not need to compromise on their sound.

Shure and SFL Provides Covid Secure Solution to Keep Care Home Residents Connected to Family and Friends

18/03/2021 - Project News

UK – Shure, a leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics partnered with SFL, a leading technical supplier in the live events and AV industry, to provide a Covid-secure solution to Royal Star & Garter care homes allowing residents to stay connected to family and friends throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

ETC launches new fixtures at online event

18/03/2021 - Event News

ETC is hosting an online event on 30 and 31 March to launch two new theatrical fixtures. This event is open to the public and starts at 16:00 CEST/15:00 BST (09:00 CDT) with a keynote message from David Lincecum, VP of marketing. Immediately following the keynote, attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from Tony-nominated Broadway lighting designer, Justin Townsend, on the impacts of LED on lighting design. Additional sessions over the next 24 hours include product demos and Q&A with the development team, and a series of classes that focus on incorporating technology into your theatrical workflow to increase efficiency and productivity.

ROE Visual Announces New Role for Company Founder

18/03/2021 - People News

China – ROE Visual has announced that its founder, Jason Lu (pictured), steps up to a new position in the Unilumin group, taking on an advisory role as president for ROE Visual and member of the board.

Funktion-One compact system from for Fantazia in Kosovo

17/03/2021 - Project News

Kosovo – Funktion-One distributor overcame the geographical challenges of the global pandemic to specify and install one of Kosovo’s first permanent Funktion-One sound systems. Fantazia, which is operated by renowned underground promoters Servis, is a bar and club concept with high quality electronic music, excellent sound and a policy of inclusivity at its core.

Image Theatre Virtual Venue Calls On Chauvet Professional For Livestream/Video Productions

17/03/2021 - Production News

USA – Halfway steps never complete a journey. Darren Lussier and his team at Image Production Services demonstrated the wisdom of this old adage in the way they responded to the lockdown’s impact on their live event business. With most of their projects cancelled, they launched the Image Theatre Virtual Venue.

Hippotizer Karst+ Choreographs Strictly Visuals

17/03/2021 - Production News

UK – BBC Studios' hugely popular celebrity TV contest Strictly Come Dancing returned for its eighteenth series at the end of 2020, with brand new visual content choreographed by Hippotizer Karst+ media servers.

Focusrite Group to Launch New Commercial Audio Brand – Optimal Audio

17/03/2021 - Event News

A new commercial audio brand will be introduced to the market on 20th April, when Focusrite plc launches Optimal Audio at a special virtual event. Optimal Audio will become the Focusrite Group’s seventh brand, adding to Focusrite and Focusrite Pro, Adam Audio, Martin Audio, Novation and Ampify. Whilst full details will be revealed at the event, Focusrite Group CEO Tim Carroll was happy to talk about Optimal Audio’s prospects: “It’s a rare privilege to create a brand from scratch. The commercial audio sector has grown consistently over the years, and even during the pandemic has been more robust than many. We expect that momentum to accelerate in the coming months, so we feel that the timing is perfect for the introduction of Optimal Audio.

Still don’t think LED Blinders work? Elation to prove otherwise on March 18th Coffee Break

17/03/2021 - Event News

Today’s creative designer is asking more from every lighting fixture in the rig and the essential audience/stage blinder is no exception. This week's Elation Coffee Break is all about blinders with an in-depth look at the Cuepix Blinder WW2/WW4 and DTW Blinder 350IP/700IP series.

Director Takes Centre Stage in Avantis Firmware V1.1

17/03/2021 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has announced the release of Avantis firmware V1.1, a major update bringing powerful new features to the recent TEC Award-winning 64-channel digital mixer. Headline items include Avantis Director software, new dPack processors and numerous enhancements and workflow improvements for engineers working in all environments, from houses of worship to live streaming.

Microsoft Xbox ‘Dream Stream’ with Eye-Candy from GLP

17/03/2021 - Production News

Germany – The proposed lavish party for the launch of Microsoft's new Xbox Series X unfortunately had to be waived due to the COVID pandemic. Nevertheless, the market launch of the new generation of consoles in the Gamescom city of Cologne was celebrated with a live stream (known as the Xbox Dream Stream). The highlight was an impressive drone show over the Rhine. At the start of the 150 drone extravaganza, Jens Hillenkötter, in his role as both executive producer and director for the drone show and the broadcast of the live stream on behalf of the agency deployed 36 Creative Light 1 Plus fixtures from GLP.

Robe for Martin Jensen Site-Specific Shows

16/03/2021 - Production News

Denmark – The pandemic period will surely be remembered for many things including the invention and creativity manifested by an entertainment and technical production industry determined to keep music and performance accessible and relevant during a world public health crisis and the resulting enforced isolation.

Ezra Donellan Reflects AJR Energy with Chauvet Professional on Squeek Lights Ruby Stage

16/03/2021 - Production News

USA – "For us, every single one of our songs got big in a different way," Adam Met, one of the three multi-instrumental brothers who make up AJR told an interviewer. It’s easy to see why. With their booming sound effects, blaring horns, distorted feedbacks, and eclectic vocals, the chart-topping trio from Manhattan seems to come up with a fresh new take on their music at every turn.

New Theatre, Fresh Approach with dLive

16/03/2021 - Project News

Norway – As its name suggests, Det Nye Teateret (The New Theatre) is a brand new theatre in Trondheim that has fully embraced livestreamed performances, with a little help from Norsk Pro and a dLive mixing system.

Fineline Lighting Relights the Fire of Brixton Village Market

16/03/2021 - Project News

UK – Brixton Village Market, snapped up over two years ago by new owners, Hondo Enterprises, has since undergone a series of renovation projects, with the most recent a sympathetic rejuvenation of the lighting system. The Brixton Market team turned to Bristol-based Fineline Lighting for a system that met the diverse needs of the space whilst maintaining the integrity of the Grade-II listed architecture.

Kulturhuset Spira Upgrades System with L-Acoustics K Series

16/03/2021 - Project News

Sweden – The impressive, airy Kulturhuset Spira (Culture House Spira) is a seven-storey glass and wood structure on the banks of Lake Munksjön. Leading Swedish architect firm, Wingårdh, designed the structure that houses four stages and hosts a progressive programme of music, theatre, dance, and children’s programming, as well as serving as the headquarters for the regional Smålands Music & Theatre team. Spira translates as ‘grow’ or ‘aspire’ and this spirit infuses the team at Spira’s desire to remain at the cutting edge of technology. When they recently embarked on an upgrade to the venue audio system, they opted for L-Acoustics Kara II.

Limelite Lighting Turns Lemons into Lemonade with Data Strategy’s QC-Check Workstation

16/03/2021 - Production News

UK – For Kent-based production rental company, Limelite Lighting, taking delivery of two new QC-Check electrical testing workstations from Data Strategy at the end of February 2020 just as the industry began to wind down into a global Covid-19 lockdown, could have been a mistimed event. However, the versatility of the product and its ease of use enabled Limelite’s directors to turn the situation to take full advantage of their investment in product safety, warehouse organisation and logistics.

CDD Stars Both Inside and Out at New Brisbane Waterfront Venue

16/03/2021 - Project News

Australia – Stanley, a new Cantonese restaurant on the waterfront of Brisbane's Howard Smith Wharves, has complemented head chef Louis Tikaram’s fine mix of locally sourced cuisine, with a top quality Martin Audio sound system.

Smooth Obsidian lighting control transition at Hope Fellowship Church in Texas

16/03/2021 - Project News

USA – Hope Fellowship Church in Frisco, Texas, just north of Dallas, made a recent purchase of Obsidian NX4 and NX Wing lighting controllers and runs the intuitive ONYX platform across the ministry’s four campuses. Mark Ellis, production development director at the church, is a past user of M-PC lighting control software but made the smooth transition to the ONYX platform when Hope Fellowship upgraded their lighting control system.

Audient Console Goes Down a Storm at Thunder House Studios

15/03/2021 - Project News

USA – “I wanted to be able to give bands a better opportunity than I had, to make great sounding music,” explains studio owner Nick Diiorio, who bagged himself a classic ASP8024 for his recently opened Thunder House Studio. Based in Saint Lucie County out of a commercial facility that he has been steadily developing since late 2019, it is part of Thunder House Sound (THS) which comprises his live sound company, backline equipment rental along with the studio.

Events Evolution and Chauvet Professional Bridge Best of Both Worlds on Pay-Per View

15/03/2021 - Production News

Zimbabwe – Winky D and Jah Prayzah both draw passion and inspiration from the same rich, deep and fertile wellspring that is the Zimbabwean musical tradition. However, the two gifted artists take this inspiration in slightly different directions; the former favouring chanting dancehall reggae beats, while the latter opts for a sound that is a bit more contemporary.

Stars Show Their Support for the Collapsing Live Events Supply Chain

15/03/2021 - Business News

UK – Industry collective #WeMakeEvents has announced a powerful new video campaign to highlight the ongoing hardship and struggles of the live events supply chain.

Said-Galiev Cultural Centre Chooses Robe

12/03/2021 - Project News

Russia – Robe luminaires were selected for another premium cultural project, this one at the Said-Galiev Cultural Centre in Derbyshki in Kazan, the capital of the Russian semi-autonomous region of Tatarstan, an area renowned as a lively melting pot of Russian and Tatar heritage.

Titan Tubes for Magic Arm Lighting

12/03/2021 - Production News

South Africa – Brent Sauls (pictured) of Magic Arm Lighting is a freelance gaffer and cinematographer from Cape Town, but currently based in Johannesburg, whose professional career has encompassed 15 years at the forefront of making a diversity of commercials, movies, and TV series.

Keith Hoagland Calls on Rogue R1 FX-B to Add Visual Twists to CRS Country Heat

12/03/2021 - Production News

USA – “You guys have created an amazing production!” Keith Hoagland has heard words like these before, but they meant something extra this time, coming from a representative for one of the artists appearing on the “Country Heat” livestream music segment at the CRS conference.

High End Systems fixtures take centre stage on The Prom

12/03/2021 - Production News

USA - For the 2020 filming of Netflix musical, The Prom, Hog programmer Scott Barnes worked alongside director of photography Matthew Libatique and CLT Jeff Ferrero, with High End Systems Sola Series fixtures and Hog 4 control becoming central figures behind the scenes. The creative team employed SolaFrame Theatre, SolaFrame 3000 and SolaHyBeam 3000 fixtures in many of the performances; all luminaires featured High CRI engines and were supplied by Lux Lighting.

GLP FR1 TM emphasises stylish atmosphere in Salty Dog Studios

12/03/2021 - Project News

Germany – When asked how much time of his life he has spent in pre-programming studios, Jerry Appelt, one of the most successful international lighting designers, replies: “Years!” No wonder, since large productions like the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) take several months to prepare. And that’s reason enough for Jerry Appelt and Matthias Meyert to set up their own pre-programming studio under the name ‘Salty Dog’, based on his ideas, in his home town of Hamburg. Eight GLP impression FR1 TM (trackmount) can be found in the pleasant ambience of the new premises, set in the historic Zippelhaus.

Unusual Rigging completes first phase of refurbishment work at London’s Adelphi Theatre

12/03/2021 - Project News

UK – When London’s Adelphi Theatre re-opens later this year, it will do so with a brand new flying system. The refurbishment, stage one of three, has involved a complete replacement of the fly tower hemp sets and a new front loading 42 set double purchase counterweight system.

Brompton Technology helps XR Studios create new possibilities for live performance and entertainment in XR

12/03/2021 - Production News

USA – With an impressive roster of productions such as the MTV Video Music Awards and MTV Movie & TV Awards, Katy Perry's debut performance of her single ‘Daisies’ on American Idol, Billie Eilish's ‘Where Do We Go? The Livestream’ concert, and a number of high-profile E-sports and corporate events, LA-based XR Studios constantly pushes the boundaries of XR technology to new heights. Founded in 2020 and collaborating with Fuse Technical Group for technical and equipment support, XR Studios provides two high-spec LED stages featuring top quality equipment, including Brompton Technology processing and ROE Visual LED panels, and offers a team of expert technologists and bespoke workflows to help bring XR productions to life.

DiGiCo delivers Quantum power for Gorillaz live stream

11/03/2021 - Production News

UK – In mid-December, Gorillaz returned to the stage with ‘Song Machine Live From Kong’ for three separate fully live shows performed from the basement of Kong Studios, West London over the course of two days. Over a million viewers in more than 120 countries tuned in to the show via the LIVENow platform, which featured a pioneering mix of animation and live performance.

Outline Vegas systems amplify the reading by Sergio Castellitto at Genoa’s San Martino

11/03/2021 - Production News

Italy – On the terrace of Genoa’s San Martino Polyclinic, the Liguria region’s most important hospital, an Outline loudspeaker system amplified the reading by famous Italian actor/film director Sergio Castellitto to recall a year of Coronavirus.

L-Acoustics Kara Provides Flexibility and Scalability for Christ Fellowship Miami

11/03/2021 - Project News

USA – Christ Fellowship Miami has been the area’s multi-generational, multi-cultural and multi-location church for over a century. In that time, it has grown to six South Florida locations plus an online presence. Three of those sites: Palmetto Bay, Doral and downtown Miami have recently become showcases for the flexibility and scalability that L-Acoustics Kara sound systems can bring to multi-campus houses of worship.

dLive Showcases Talents with X Factor Colombia

11/03/2021 - Production News

Columbia – An Allen & Heath dLive mixing system was chosen by freelance audio engineer, Richard Cardenas to handle live mixing duties for the X Factor Colombia 2020 TV series.

Squeek Lights redesigns Ruby Stage with Elation for on-camera impact

11/03/2021 - Production News

USA – When full service lighting company Squeek Lights converted part of its new facility in Middlesex, New Jersey into the Ruby Stage last July, the space, which featured Elation Dartz 360 and Artiste Picasso lights under NX2 control, quickly attracted music clients for livestreams and video productions. Ruby Stage has now been updated with a new design that offers clients an enhanced professional setup for even better on-camera looks.

LIT Live Evokes Moods with Chauvet Professional for Tribal Flute Livestream

10/03/2021 - Production News

USA – The soft, sweet, infinitely soothing sound of the flute, with its delicate phrasing and gentle pacing may seem worlds away from the growling intensity of metal music, but both are guided by passion. And, under the right circumstances, the power of that passion can be amplified by lighting.

No Position Compromised Thanks to Chroma-Q’s New Hang Force Accessory

10/03/2021 - Equipment News

Chroma-Q has announced the launch of a new accessory – The Hang Force – designed for use with their Color Force II and Studio Force II (48” and 72” models).

L-Acoustics delivers ultimate energy boosting sound experience for Egyptian MegaStar Amr Diab

10/03/2021 - Production News

UAE – For four consecutive years, Egyptian MegaStar Amr Diab has performed to capacity crowds as part of January’s highly popular Dubai Shopping Festival. This year’s show was no less popular, despite current Covid safety restrictions. Organiser SIA was quick to adapt, moving this year’s concert to the 25,000-capacity Dubai Sports City Stadium for a socially distanced audience of 6,000. To retain the same energy level and give fans the best experience, the leading regional AV supplier, THE Technology, supplied a substantial L-Acoustics K Series system, ensuring a quality, energetic audio experience for this new audience arena’s ratio and size.

Green-GO ensures clear, flexible comms for Guess event

10/03/2021 - Production News

Switzerland – Swiss event production specialist EMME recently made its first investment in Green-GO digital intercom technology to manage the complex intercom requirements for a corporate event for fashion brand Guess. The event, a presentation of the company’s latest clothing ranges, was live-streamed to 600 sales people worldwide.

Void Acoustics expands marketing team

10/03/2021 - People News

UK – The Void Acoustics team has announced the expansion of their marketing team with the addition of Sacha Hodges as marketing assistant. Sacha, an audio engineer, joins Amy Harvey who has recently been promoted to marketing manager.

Robe Helps De Vooravond Rock

09/03/2021 - Production News

The Netherlands – De Vooravond is a hot new talk-show broadcast on the Netherlands first national TV channel NPO 1, presented by Renze Klamer and Fidan Ekiz covering an invigorating mix of politics, sport, music, and culture, often with some live performance spots. The current and second series is being lit by LD Jeroen van Geffen using Robe moving lights including T1 Profiles, ESPRITES and Spikies.

TiMax TrackerD4 helps bring audio power to the people at Göteburg’s Folkteatern

09/03/2021 - Project News

Sweden – Göteborg’s Folkteatern was built in the 1950s by an association of trade unions and other organisations for the Swedish working classes to enjoy cultural experiences such as the theatre. Still funded by regional government, a premium-quality experience is still the order of the day. Folkteatern has recently invested in award-winning TiMax TrackerD4 precision stagetracking automation so that, as in-house sound engineer, Allan Antilla, explains: “The audience can keep track of whose voice they are hearing when we use microphones.”

Neve Helps Shape the Sound of a Historic Performance

09/03/2021 - Production News

USA – When Jennifer Lopez performed a moving medley of This Land Is Your Land and America Is Beautiful at President Biden’s inauguration ceremony, very few of the millions of people watching would have realised that British technology played a key role in shaping the sound they were hearing.

Martin Audio Array for New Rosenthal Park Leisure Development

09/03/2021 - Project News

Australia – Martin Audio’s MLA Mini loudspeaker array has been specified at a new leisure development in Rosenthal Park, Lane Cove, a suburb of Sydney.

GLP JDC Line ignites Ehrlich Brothers' 'Factory of Dreams’

09/03/2021 - Production News

Germany – The Ehrlich Brothers, Europe's most famous illusionists, should have recorded their ‘Dream & Fly’ show for DVD and TV in March 2020. Everything was already set up in Munich when production was prohibited by an order from the Bavarian state.

New Audient Console Takes Irish Producer to the Next Level

09/03/2021 - Project News

Ireland – “I didn't realise that it would have such an impact on my sound but, wow, it really has,” says producer, engineer and musician Stuart Gray of his brand new ASP8024-HE which he installed late last year. Adding to his hybrid set-up at Jealoustown Recording Studios, Stuart cannot speak highly enough of the desk. “Honestly, the Audient has changed the sound of everything I do.”

Rain-soaked Daytona 500 not a problem for CSM Production and IP-rated Elation gear

09/03/2021 - Production News

USA – CSM Production of Charlotte, North Carolina, was again called on to provide pre- and post-race production for NASCAR’s Daytona 500 and for this year’s race was grateful that they turned to an IP-rated package of Elation lighting gear. Delayed for six hours due to storms, the 2021 edition of The Great American Race was a rain-soaked affair that, despite a bit of waiting and the characteristic racing drama, came off without a hitch.

Chauvet to Provide Direct Support to Swiss Market Through French and German Subsidiaries

08/03/2021 - Business News

Europe – Chauvet continues to expand its presence in Europe. The company has just announced that it will begin providing direct sales and service support for its products in the Swiss market through its French and German offices.

L-Acoustics Sonically Turns Up the Heat at Phoenix Suns Arena

08/03/2021 - Project News

USA – It’s had multiple names since it first opened in June of 1992, but the Phoenix Suns Arena formerly America West Arena, US Airways Center, Talking Stick Resort Arena, and PHX Arena has been the home of the NBA Phoenix Suns since day one. What has changed recently is how the venue sounds, with a new L-Acoustics Kara II loudspeaker system in place just in time for the 2021 NBA season, which began with a Suns win over the Dallas Mavericks on 23 December, 2020.

KLANG Gets into the Flow at Seven Rivers Church

08/03/2021 - Project News

USA – Founded in 1983, Seven Rivers Church, a large and growing congregation in Lecanto, Florida, has adopted a KLANG immersive in-ear mixing solution for all of its stage monitoring needs. Installed as part of a full sound system upgrade completed last August by Louisville, Colorado-based Summit Integrated Systems, the church’s new KLANG set-up is comprised of a DiGiCo Orange Box equipped with a DMI-KLANG card, which is capable of processing up to 64 inputs for 16 immersive in-ear mixes. The recent system retrofit project also saw the church install a new L-Acoustics A15-based PA system in its 1,000-seat auditorium, built in 2003.

Pure Robe for Mónica Naranjo Show

05/03/2021 - Production News

Spain – At the end of 2020, Spanish singer Mónica Naranjo, a powerful voice on the Spanish and Latin music scenes, launched a special re-issue of her third studio album Minage originally released in 2000, which paid tribute to Italian artist Mina. Fast forward 20 years and Puro Minage features a full complement of the exact content that Naranjo had wanted to include in the project from the start. Marking the occasion, she played a special concert in front of a live audience (with Covid rules in place) at the Palau de Les Arts, Valencia, Spain.

Chauvet Professional Lights Dreams at Cultuurcentrum Maskerade

05/03/2021 - Project News

Belgium – Although he was in the clothing business, Luc Provost always wanted to own a theatre. Not long ago, fate gave him a reason to turn this aspiration into reality, when he acquired 10,000 pieces of theatrical costumes from a Dutch company.

Rockhal teams with Ministry of Health and Adamson to bring live music back

05/03/2021 - Project News

Luxembourg – Given that the Rockhal sits on Avenue du Rock’n’Roll, it is no surprise the venue raised its fist in the air to host five concerts aimed at gathering data to work towards the return of live events.

Arizona’s Passion Church looks to future with Elation lighting upgrade

05/03/2021 - Project News

USA – Passion Church, a thriving 400 congregant, multi-generational and multi-ethnic church in Casa Grande, Arizona, was in need of a complete audio, visual, and lighting systems overhaul to effectively equip its growing ministries into the future and chose Elation Fuze Pendants as part of the solution.

Alcons Delivers Hope in Vegas

05/03/2021 - Project News

USA – Attracting around 4,000 worshippers each week, Hope Church in Las Vegas opened a new, 1750 seat auditorium worship centre and sanctuary in December 2020. The technical infrastructure was designed and installed by church technology specialists Stark Raving Solutions (SRS), who installed an Alcons Audio pro-ribbon system in the main auditorium.

Brompton Technology listed in FT Top 1000 Growth Companies

05/03/2021 - Business News

UK – Leading LED processing manufacturer, Brompton Technology, has announced that it has been included in this year’s fifth annual Financial Times 1000 list of Europe’s fastest-growing companies. The FT 1000, compiled with research company Statista, shows 1,000 European companies that achieved the highest compound annual growth rate in revenue between 2016 and 2019.

Harford Sound Calls on Chauvet Professional to Enhance Arena Vibe for Glamour Kitty

04/03/2021 - Production News

USA – As far as improvised livestream studios go, the 750 square foot performance space that owner Evan Kirkendall and GM Steve Wozniak created inside Harford Sound’s warehouse is pretty big. It’s also beefy, with a rig that includes over 75 Chauvet Professional fixtures and a massive 18’ by 10’ video wall made with F4IP panels.

Unusual Rigging welcomes Chancellor’s Budget amid fears of future skills shortage

04/03/2021 - Business News

UK – Unusual Rigging welcomes the outcome of the Budget and what it means for theatres and other art venues. The Chancellor’s pledge to give an extra £410 million to the arts is intended to help the sector recover as lockdown eases. The funds are earmarked for theatres, museums, galleries and live music venues. But, says Tom Harper (pictured), managing director at Unusual, for the funds to be used most effectively, the industry should be regarded as an ecosystem, echoing the National Theatre’s Rufus Norris’s idea that the funds should be pumped into productions and not venues.

ASG Entertainments and Chauvet Professional Turn Historic Red Fox Green

03/03/2021 - Production News

UK – Set in a thickly wooded area and set off by beautifully manicured gardens, the brick and sandstone building on Liverpool Road evokes vivid images of the late 19th century British country manor that it once was, before becoming home to an award-winning restaurant.

Le VIP’s diverse music repertoire reinforced with L-Acoustics

03/03/2021 - Project News

France – Once known as ‘Little Breton California’, the vibrant town of Saint-Nazaire is well worth a visit. It has a host of surprises in store, one of which is VIP, or ‘Le VIP’, as locals refer to it. Featuring a 550-seat concert hall, three rehearsal studios and a resource centre, this is a welcoming haven for artists of all levels and music genres. This year, French audio, lighting and video company, Melpomen has installed L-Acoustics A Series in Le VIP to address the venue’s complex architectural design and deliver homogenous sound across the entire auditorium.

Yamaha Equips Flexible Swiss Training Facility

03/03/2021 - Project News

Switzerland – In January 2021, a new training and conference facility for Mercury Training Group SA opened in Mendrisio, Switzerland. The versatile space is designed to be used as one large room or divided into two or three smaller ones, so a flexible and reliable audio system was needed. Yamaha provided the chosen solution.

Strand standardises on DIN rail for Vision.Net

03/03/2021 - Equipment News

Strand, the original name in theatrical lighting and a Signify entertainment lighting brand, has announced that it is standardising its portfolio of industry-leading Vision.Net architectural lighting components to use 35mm DIN rail for mounting.

Czech Radio freshens up for 2021 with DiGiCo Quantum338

03/03/2021 - Project News

Czech Republic – Nearly a century old, Czech Radio (Český rozhlas (ČRo)) is the largest public radio broadcaster in the Czech Republic and Europe’s second oldest radio broadcaster after the BBC. Established in 1923, Czech Radio offers four national services, 14 regional channels, numerous channels covering classical and jazz music, sports, children’s and youth radio services and external multi-language broadcasts. With previous positive experiences of using DiGiCo SD12 consoles, Czech Radio’s team decided to expand their fleet of broadcast transmission vehicles, with a DiGiCo Quantum338 firmly establishing itself as the heart of the new OB van for the station’s key location in Prague.

Still washing the old-fashioned way? March 4th Elation Coffee Break explores new generation of wash lights

03/03/2021 - Event News

The all-important wash light has evolved into a dynamic, multi-featured LED wash fixture that is vastly superior to wash luminaires found even just a few years ago. Join Elation’s Alistair Smyth and Frederik Afif on this week’s Elation Coffee Break as they take a closer look at three premium LED automated wash fixtures that have given lighting designers all new creative wash possibilities: the Artiste Rembrandt, Artiste Van Gogh and Fuze Wash FR.

Robe France Launches Robe Awards 2021 Event

02/03/2021 - Event News

France – Robe Lighting France delivered its first Robe Awards event, a new design, programming and operating competition which saw ten finalists whittled down from over 160 initial entrants to battle it out in person at Les Studios de la Montjoie in the La Plaine St Denis area near Paris where they utilised a full Robe lighting rig.

KISS 2020 Goodbye New Year’s Eve Concert from Dubai Features Claypaky Mythos 2 and Scenius Unicos for Architectural and Stage Lighting

02/03/2021 - Production News

UAE – On New Year’s Eve there was no doubt that everyone was ready to bid farewell to a very bad year. But one legendary rock band was prepared to KISS 2020 Goodbye in spectacular fashion with a live Pay-Per-View concert from Atlantis the Palm in Dubai.

3LR Lighting Appoints Christina Nowak

02/03/2021 - People News

UK – 3LR, UK and Ireland representative for leading international manufacturers of architectural, film, entertainment and broadcast lighting and control, has appointed Christina Nowak as film and studio liaison. Marketing graduate Christina has accrued wide experience of business development in the film technology and production sector, working with leading brands including Red Digital Cinema, Ncam Technologies and G-Technology. Her work has seen her become a trusted figure across the industry, with a strong network of contacts, including acclaimed industry creatives, influencers, industry partners and societies.

Lewis & Clark Library – Helena Equips with Martin Audio

02/03/2021 - Project News

USA – Lewis & Clark Library located in Helena, Montana, has commissioned a new public address paging system, opting for an elegant Martin Audio solution designed and installed by locally based AV integration company, Montana Pro Audio.

Hippotizer Nevis+ embraced as ‘vital solution’ for smaller productions

02/03/2021 - Equipment News

Hippotizer’s Nevis+ media server is proving to be an essential tool for smaller productions around the world, offering the features and power of its ‘bigger brother’ stablemates but in a more compact and affordable package.

Graham Hill Joins Elation as Business Development Manager

02/03/2021 - People News

Europe – Elation Professional’s European headquarters has announced that from 1st March long time lighting professional Graham Hill will be serving as the company’s new business development manager.

Al Gurdon Adds Dramatic Impact to Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Lighting with Chauvet Professional

02/03/2021 - Production News

USA – No element of design lives in isolation. Each note and every brush stroke must flow in harmony with every other for any creation to achieve its creator’s vision. Al Gurdon demonstrated this at The Weeknd’s Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show performance as he used 65 Chauvet Professional Nexus Aw 7x7 panels supplied by PRG to bridge two distinct facets of the show’s design.

Storytelling with Maximus at Qantas Founders Museum, Australia

02/03/2021 - Project News

Australia – Global design studio Buchan Group designed and produced an extraordinary immersive storytelling experience at the Qantas Founders Museum in the Queensland Outback of Australia and uses Elation Professional IP-rated Proteus Maximus LED moving heads to help visualise the narrative. The 20-minute multimedia experience, Luminescent Longreach, uses the museum’s classic aircraft as projection surfaces to recount Qantas’ rich history and reflect on the spirit of aviation through projection mapping, custom gobos, animation, lighting effects and 3D sound.

A&H Expand AHM Control Options with Crestron and Amx Drivers

01/03/2021 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has released new drivers for its AHM-64 matrix processor to facilitate control from Crestron and AMX by Harman. The drivers add to an impressive array of existing control options, including IP hardware controllers and wallplates, GPIO interfaces, and Allen & Heath’s own multi-platform and BYOD-friendly Custom Control app.