News Archive for April 2021

Robe Gets a drive at WRC Rally Estonia

30/04/2021 - Production News

Estonia – Estonian rental company Strikken supplied the lighting design, production design and equipment for the Power Stage Live TV podium, which welcomed the 2020 winners of Rally Estonia event – part of the World Rally Championship (WRC) – and was set up close to the final stage finish line, near Rally Estonia’s HQ in Tartu.

Southside Church Builds a New Home with Allen & Heath

30/04/2021 - Project News

USA – From humble beginnings in a school gymnasium, Southside Church has served the city of Chilliwack, BC, for 28 years. A rapid and sustained period of growth has seen the church outgrow several temporary homes since 2008, culminating in the building of a brand new, purpose-built facility with two auditoriums and several multi-purpose spaces.

Teatro Nacional Costa Rica Modernises with Chauvet Professional

30/04/2021 - Project News

Costa Rica – Sometimes, the things that adorn the exterior of a building reveal truths about the passion that powers its inner heart. The elegant Teatro Nacional Costa Rica is one such venue. Completed in 1897, it is the jewel of the nation’s capital city and one of the most beautiful concert halls in the Americas.

Solid State Logic’s New Duality Fuse SuperAnalogue Mixing Console Debuts on Evergreen’s Big Stage, with new home for Harvey Mason Media

30/04/2021 - Project News

USA – Five-time GRAMMY-nominated record producer, songwriter and movie producer Harvey Mason jr. has unveiled a new endeavour which includes the fully-renewed iconic Evergreen and Enterprise music recording facilities, both of which will feature newly installed Solid State Logic Duality Fuse 72 channel SuperAnalogue mixing consoles.

It's time for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam where more than 480 Claypaky XTYLOS will bring the entire stage to life

30/04/2021 - Production News

The Netherlands – It's just a few weeks away from the long-awaited return of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), held this year at the Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam on 18-20 and 22 May 2021 and organised by the EBU, the world’s leading alliance of public service media. OSRAM, parent company of Claypaky, will be the official lighting partner of the ESC 2021 and, as in past years, will contribute to the event by illuminating a key building in the city of Rotterdam.

Virtual HAIX Product Launch Succeeds with PIXERA

30/04/2021 - Production News

Austria – German company HAIX is internationally known as a manufacturer of premium quality functional footwear ‘Made in Europe’, which is particularly popular with fire brigades and special forces operators, as well as craftsmen.

Doughty earns it's (lighthouse) stripes in the Bahamas

30/04/2021 - Project News

The Bahamas – Doughty Engineering has supplied a range of custom kit for the prestigious MSC Ocean Cay Lighthouse project in the Bahamas. When White Light was approached to supply kit, crew and project management for the lighting aspects of the project, Simon Needle, WL special projects director, realised that a bespoke solution would be required for mounting the moving lights to the handrail of the lighthouse.

Martin Audio Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise

30/04/2021 - Business News

UK – Martin Audio has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its Wavefront Precision optimised line arrays. Announced on Thursday 29 April, Martin Audio has been recognised for its excellence in Innovation.

Affinage Rock Izvestiнa Hall with dLlive

30/04/2021 - Production News

Russia – With social-distancing measures beginning to relax and venues beginning to open their doors again, Russian acoustic-rock band Affinage have embarked on a tour of their homeland to support the release of their latest studio album.

PMC Introduces a New Corporate Board Structure

29/04/2021 - Business News

UK – UK loudspeaker manufacturer PMC has strengthened its corporate structure so that it is better placed to deal with ongoing expansion.

Icon Media transforms church sanctuary using dynamic qualities of Elation Fuze Pendant

29/04/2021 - Project News

USA – Audiovisual and lighting integrator Icon Media of Georgia is transforming a sanctuary space at Lighthouse Church in Ventura, California, from everyday to extraordinary and has used dynamic Fuze Pendant downlights from Elation Professional for the first phase of the project.

Steve Kosiba Conveys Moods of June Divided Songs on Ruby Stage with Rogue R1 BeamWashes

29/04/2021 - Production News

USA – There is a well-known, and very close, connection between designing a light show and making music. So much so, that many LDs will tell you that musicality is the driving force behind their lighting designs.

PK Sound Powers Opulent Club Experience at China’s BoomBoomRoom

29/04/2021 - Project News

China – The BoomBoomRoom is a lavish new fixture of the thriving nightlife scene in Liuzhou City, China, and the latest addition to the growing club empire of Singapore’s Disen Kaine Group. Looking to make a powerful statement with the extravagant 1,000-capacity nightspot, Disen Kaine invested in a production technologies package featuring a venue-wide PK SOUND audio system sold and installed by Polar Audio, the Canadian manufacturer’s exclusive Chinese distributor.

Triple Award Win for Backstage Academy

29/04/2021 - Event News

UK – Backstage Academy was recognised for its service across education and the live events sector after it claimed top spot for three categories at this year’s virtual Educate North Awards.

GLP Creative Light1 creates dynamic atmosphere at David Vidano‘s Slo-Mo release concert

29/04/2021 - Production News

Germany – In his wildest dreams, singer-songwriter David Vidano would have imagined the launch date for his debut album Slo-Mo to be something different. However, on the release date itself, the world was in the middle of a pandemic that did not treat young artists particularly kindly.

PVRIS Glows with Bandit Lites

28/04/2021 - Production News

USA – On April 23, American rock back PVRIS broadcasted a virtual live stream with a lighting system from Bandit Lites as part of a festival exclusively for the students at the University of Arkansas. PVRIS’s third studio album Use Me was released on 28th August with a deluxe album following in October.

Elation’s new KL PAR FC: Modern Technology meets Classic Design

27/04/2021 - Equipment News

Elation Professional continues to make significant strides in the development of theatrical and broadcast-grade luminaires with launch of the new KL PAR FC. Elation designers have taken modern technology and paired it with classic design to create this new full-colour LED PAR light in the company’s popular KL “Key Light” Series. Ideal for broadcast environments, film, theatre, or any production requiring outstanding colour quality, the KL PAR FC is a highly effective key, fill, and area wash light source.

Clearly Human Lighting for Todd Rundgren Tour

27/04/2021 - Production News

USA – Artists continue to be creative and inventive in presenting themselves during these pandemic times, and legendary musician, singer and songwriter Todd Rundgren’s ground-breaking new virtual ‘tour’ concept took imagination, technology and lateral thinking to another level to bring fans the most exhilarating experience possible.

ROE Visual Powers High-Tech Virtual Production Studios by 80six

27/04/2021 - Project News

UK – Located in Slough, just outside the M25, 80six recently launched Virtual Production Studios in response to the demand for a studio space that incorporates a preconfigured ROE Visual LED volume adaptable to each production's requirements.

Distance No Object for Allen & Heath dLive

27/04/2021 - Production News

Australia & New Zealand – What do you do when you have an event to mix overseas but you can’t get there? With Covid travel restrictions limiting movement between locations, sound engineer Rich Bryant had to think not just outside the box, but also outside his country when it came to mixing a broadcast feed from his studio in Sydney, Australia – a distance of 2,258km, and two time zones, from the venue.

Clearcut Sound Studios Invests in Yamaha Nuage Again

27/04/2021 - Production News

UK – In 2018, premier London post-production facility Clearcut Sound Studios invested in a Yamaha Nuage system to control Steinberg Nuendo, the software it has relied on since 2009. The investment in Nuage was so successful that the company has since purchased two more systems.

Heff Moraes Joins PMC as UK Business Development Manager

27/04/2021 - People News

UK – Internationally renowned recording and mix engineer Heff Moraes has been appointed to the position of business development Manager for UK loudspeaker brand PMC, with responsibility for the company’s UK pro audio division.

Brompton Technology introduces game changing ShutterSync in new Tessera v3.2 software

27/04/2021 - Equipment News

Once again confirming its reputation as a pioneer of LED processing for “on camera” applications, Brompton Technology has announced its new Tessera v3.2 software with ShutterSync, a game changing tool for users of Tessera SX40 and S8 LED processors. In addition, it has added the option to upload a custom 3D LUT directly to the Tessera LED processor for the very first time.

Robe MegaPointes Light the Sky in Warsaw for Charity Event

26/04/2021 - Production News

Poland – Jacek Chojczak and his team from Polish creative production design company Green Beam Design (GBD) utilised 82 Robe MegaPointes for a high-profile outdoor installation in central Warsaw marking the 29th anniversary of WOSP (Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy) – The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity – which is the biggest, non-governmental, non-profit, charity organisation in Poland raising money for paediatric and elderly care.

Showgear is the new brand for all event accessories

26/04/2021 - Business News

The Netherlands – Highlite International B.V. Has announced a new brand for all the accessory products: Showgear. Showgear will be the go-to brand for all accessories for event and installation solutions, like flightcases, stands and stage essentials, and provide you with every piece of supplemental gear you need for your show.

Robe Lives on a Prayer for 2CELLOs

23/04/2021 - Production News

Croatia – Popular Croatian / Slovenian duo 2CELLOS released a new music video together with a thrilling high-energy rendition of Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” this month which was recorded in an abandoned military warehouse near the Croatian city of Pula.

Abidjan Church Makes no Compromises on Architectural Design Thanks to Audio from Renkus-Heinz

23/04/2021 - Project News

Ivory Coast – Eglise Éden Assemblée Dieu is a church located in Abidjan, Ivory Coast with a congregation of more than 2,000 people. The church has become so popular that it underwent a full renovation in 2020, bringing its capacity up to 2,400 worshippers.

Gerry Dintelman Channels Imagery Through Chauvet Professional for Le’Ponds

23/04/2021 - Production News

USA– Despite the pandemic, and all the restrictions it has created, Gerry Dintelman has been in a groove of late, firing up brutal, hard-hitting livestream looks for metallic heavyweights like Fister, Dead Pilgrim and Chaos Collective. But recently, he had to change gears and focus his creative vision in a softer, more romantic direction, when he lit a Valentine’s Day “love-stream” for effervescent indie/rocker Le’Ponds.

Stage Electrics Makes Further Investment in Education

23/04/2021 - Business News

UK – Stage Electrics has appointed Darren Jackson to the newly created role of “Opus business development manager”.

Grimsby Auditorium Sounds Great with Allen & Heath Avantis

23/04/2021 - Project News

UK – Leading entertainments venue, Grimsby Auditorium, has recently invested in upgrading its sound desk to a state-of-the-art Allen & Heath Avantis.

From low temps to high art, Sun Effects of Finland turns to Elation Proteus

22/04/2021 - Production News

Finland – Sun Effects is one of our industry’s more unique design and production houses, offering out-of-the-box visual designs and full-service concept-to-execution solutions from offices in Helsinki and Tokyo. When the company sought a line of outdoor-rated moving head luminaires that could withstand Finland’s brutal weather conditions but also be an effective tool for creative expression, they turned to Elation’s award-winning Proteus line.

Christine Sharp and Chauvet Professional Flow with Lousy Sloughters on Livestream

22/04/2021 - Production News

USA – It’s a good bet that a livestream with a name like “Couch Tour” is going to be a mellow affair; the kind of show that invites viewers to kick back and flow with some smooth music. That’s precisely the performance that the popular New York quintet Lousy Sloughter delivered from High Peaks Event Productions’ livestream studio in early April.

Alcons Appoints Moscow’s Blackroom as Residential Pro-Ribbon Partner

22/04/2021 - Business News


Russia – Alcons Audio has appointed a new Moscow-based dealer, Blackroom, for its industry-leading CRMS home cinema systems. Founded by Anton Zadnepryannyy, the company has a true passion for delivering only the best home cinema experience.

Robe Launches New T2 Profile Luminaire

21/04/2021 - Equipment News

Moving light manufacturer Robe Lighting s.r.o. Has launched its new T2 Profile luminaire which offers an array of innovative technologies and the sought-after colour finesse of Robe’s hugely successful Multi-Spectral LED (MSL) light engines.

Mar Vista Sales and Chauvet Professional Bring History to Life at Basilica San Buenaventura

21/04/2021 - Project News

USA – Outside, the modern world of 21st century Los Angeles County may hurry along on nearby highway 101, but once visitors enter Mission Basilica San Buenaventura, with its tranquil palm-tree-lined gardens, they’re soon transported to a different state of mind and spirit. Inside the basilica itself, the essence of its rich past seems to echo off the six-foot thick stone walls. Many of the religious statues and works of art that endow the room with a transformative quality, actually predate the mission’s 1782 founding.

Staatsschauspiel Dresden chooses Robe T1s

20/04/2021 - Project News

Germany – The Staatsschauspiel in Dresden joins a long and growing number of high-profile performing arts venues that are investing in Robe’s T1 series of moving lights, a refined product line tailored to meet the exacting demands of this sector.

Bandit Lites Shines at Knoxville Museum of Art Annual Gala

20/04/2021 - Production News

USA – The Knoxville Museum of Art held the 18th annual L’Amour du Vin, its primary fundraising event that features a fine dining experience and auction. Bandit Lites donated the lighting system for the event, which was: “Inspired by the unconventional, biomorphic sculptures of artist Crystal Wagner, and was focused on desert hues, movement, vibrancy, intrigue, and creating a warm, welcoming ambiance despite vast spacing between parties and large structure tent,” according to Carla May Paré, KMA director of fundraising events and special projects.

Ayrton Diablo turns again for Dick Whittington at the National Theatre

20/04/2021 - Production News

UK – When the COVID-19 pandemic forced UK theatres to close in December 2020, the National Theatre’s pantomime, Dick Whittington, at the Olivier Theatre had only previewed four times. The performance on the 15 December was filmed and shared on YouTube over the Christmas holiday period with the National Theatre looking to reach as wide an audience as possible despite the closure.

Yamaha and NEXO AFC System is the Sound of Success for Award-Winning QUSEC

20/04/2021 - Project News

Qatar – Today’s sound, lighting and control technology can offer customers flexibility in multi-purpose spaces that, in the past, could only be dreamed about. In the main hall of the Qatar University Sports and Events Complex (QUSEC) a combination of close co-operation and cutting-edge Yamaha and NEXO audio technologies saw systems integrator and installer Techno Q deservedly win the award for Best Flexible Space Experience for the project at the 2020 AVIXA AV Experience Awards.

Green Hippo welcomes new distributors for Estonia and Finland

20/04/2021 - Business News

Europe – Green Hippo, the specialist creator of tools for the real-time manipulation of video for the AV industries, has further strengthened its international sales network with two new distribution appointments in Northern Europe.

Version 2 chooses MDG ATMe haze for television

20/04/2021 - Production News

UK - Version 2, which specialises in lighting hire specifically for the television industry, has expanded its stock of MDG products with the addition of two ATMe haze generators. “Our clients trust us to specify the right products and we know that MDG produces the best haze for the television market,” says Nick Edwards, managing director of Version 2.

Virtual Showlight 2021 – Registration is Open

20/04/2021 - Event News

Virtual Showlight 21 is delighted to announce that registration for its unique online event is now open. Tickets can be obtained from Hubilo at

Denton Bible Church Automates Audio Network with Optocore AutoRouter

20/04/2021 - Project News

USA – The Denton Bible Church (DBC) in Dallas, TX recently underwent a large redesign of its audio capabilities and added a new DiGiCo Quantum338 console for both front of house and monitor mixing as well as a new DiGiCo SD12 console as its new broadcast audio console. The 3,500-seat sanctuary is tied together on an Optocore digital fibre network, at the heart of which is one of Optocore’s new AutoRouters.

Genelec focuses on German customer experience with appointment of Marcel Schechter

20/04/2021 - People News

Germany – Genelec has announced the appointment of Marcel Schechter as senior customer experience specialist, with special focus on the domestic German market.

Dr. Phillips Center’s Frontyard Festival Flies L-Acoustics Front and Center

20/04/2021 - Production News

USA – For Floridians, one of the perks of living in the perennially warm “Sunshine State” is that their concert season never needs to end, even during a pandemic when shows can be taken outside and properly socially distanced year-round. Dr. Phillips Center’s Frontyard Festival, presented by AdventHealth, is a perfect example. The festival features more than 350 live performances, films, and other events, staged daily, on the front lawn of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, with as many as 2,000 guests seated in distanced private boxes spread across the yard.

MAPS Rewrites the Rules of Running a Studio

19/04/2021 - Production News

USA – “Historically, younger engineers believe that it is impossible to record in a professional studio,” says Music & Arts Production Studio (MAPS) owner Mike Willson, who hopes to change this with his pioneering new business model. Keen to attract engineers and producers who don’t have their own space to develop their craft, MAPS offers autonomous access to the studio, whilst keeping costs down by removing the need for multiple, full-time staff members.

David Howard and Chauvet Professional Flow with the Music of Jo Quail in Digital Concert

19/04/2021 - Production News

UK – Although immensely rewarding, putting light to music is never an easy undertaking. There are some artists, though, whose work unfolds so seamlessly that it opens windows for a lighting design to leap forth and join it in flight. With its naturally fluid rhythms and frictionless interlocking movements, the genre hopping music of cellist and composer Jo Quail clearly falls into this category.

Immerse Yourself in the Future

19/04/2021 - Event News

Yamaha Professional Audio invites you to join them on Facebook Live for a special New Technology Showcase event. This will include a major update on our immersive audio solutions and more.

Europe’s first L-Acoustics K3 system installed by Matrix Sales at Denmark’s Eksercerhuset

19/04/2021 - Project News

Denmark – The Eksercerhuset, or exercise house, sits in the centre of Fredericia, home of the Royal Danish Army’s Signals Regiment. It was constructed in 1863 as part of the old Bülow Barracks and has been used as a temporary performance venue for the last few years, hosting concerts and other events such as stand-up comedy. Its temporary nature meant renting in sound, light and staging, as well as wardrobe and toilet facilities for each show. In 2020, local authorities decided to make the venue a permanent performing arts centre and to install the necessary infrastructure to ensure the space continues to attract quality performances. Following a demo shoot-out, the Eksercehuset team awarded the project to L-Acoustics Danish distributor, Matrix Sales, who installed Europe’s first L-Acoustics K3 system.

Xytech Systems Names Stefan Nied Vice President of Strategic Accounts and Managing Director of ScheduALL Following Brand Acquisition

16/04/2021 - People News

USA – Xytech, the leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media industries, has announced Stefan Nied has been named vice president and managing director of ScheduALL. This appointment follows the closing of Xytech’s acquisition of ScheduALL from Net Insight earlier this month. Nied’s appointment is effective immediately.

Dream On with grandMA3: Shakespeare becomes virtual

16/04/2021 - Production News

UK – “Dream” is an ingenious and engaging multi-layered mix of movement, music, visuals, cool technology and narrative magic, an immersive digital performance fusing the drama of Shakespeare with the dynamic worlds of gaming and theatre in a ground-breaking production by the UK’s Royal Shakespeare Company in collaboration with Manchester International Festival, Marshmallow Laser Feast, and the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Robe for Melodifestivalen 2021

16/04/2021 - Production News

Sweden – Enthusiasm for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest is bursting every disco bubble this year, especially in the wake of last year’s first ever cancellation, as competing countries ramp up the glorious glitz, glamour, drama and pop moments with gusto!

Mason Felps and Chauvet Professional Connect Josh Turner to Crowds as Live Shows Return

16/04/2021 - Production News

USA – An artist whose career has been fuelled by his tight connection to fans, Josh Turner creates his own brand of magic when performing before audiences, something he’s rarely been able to do since the pandemic struck. But recently, the Grammy-nominated, chart-topping country star got to savour the live concert experience, as he played socially distant shows in Florida and Georgia.

Audinate announces new Dante AVIO USB-C adapter is now shipping

16/04/2021 - Equipment News

Audinate, developer of the industry-leading Dante AV networking technology, has announced the immediate availability of the Dante AVIO USB-C adapter, the next evolution in the popular Dante AVIO family. The Dante AVIO USB-C adapter allows the latest mobile devices and computers to connect to any Dante audio network for playout or recording.

Astera Launches New AX2 PixelBar

16/04/2021 - Equipment News

Wireless LED lighting specialist Astera has launched its new AX2 PixelBar product, a quality linear wash fixture with wireless control, on-board battery, individually addressable LEDs, ultra-high colour rendering, fabulous digital colour calibration and a 21-degree beam.

1/1 Charity NFT Featuring Visuals by 3D Artist Extraweg & a Loop of Mick Jagger’s New Track ‘Eazy Sleazy’ With Dave Grohl Drops on Nifty Gateway 15th April

16/04/2021 - Production News

UK – Mick Jagger’s new track ‘Eazy Sleazy’ saw two of the most prolific rock and roll legends of all time combining forces, with Dave Grohl adding signature guitar, bass and drums, and now a third legendary artist has been added to the mix: 3D artist Oliver Latta aka Extraweg. Jagger & Extraweg have collaborated on an audio-visual charity NFT featuring a loop of ‘Eazy Sleazy’ set to drop Thursday, 15th April through Gemini-owned Nifty Gateway. Starting at 10am PST / 6pm BST, the 1/1 piece will go live as an auction for 24 hours and all proceeds will go to charity.

Barcelona looks forward to welcoming ISE Live and Online

16/04/2021 - Event News

Spain – Integrated Systems Events’ Managing Director, Mike Blackman, has returned to Barcelona this week (13-16 April) as the city prepares to welcome ISE Live and Online.

Unusual Rigging plays fairy godmother to get Cinderella show-ready!

16/04/2021 - Production News

UK – When Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella opens later this year, it is set to completely reinvent the world’s best-loved fairy-tale. Scheduled for Summer 2021, it features a brand new score by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Oscar-nominated David Zippel, with a script from Killing Eve’s Emerald Fennell, recently multi-Oscar nominated for Promising Young Woman.

DiGiCo SD7 delivers flawless monitor mix for SIX60 Saturdays tour

15/04/2021 - Production News

New Zealand – New Zealand’s musical summer took a turn for the better when for six weekends in January and February, home-grown rock sensations SIX60 took to the road for their SIX60 Saturdays tour. Playing outdoor venues with a Stella line up of guests to the largest audiences the country has seen since the beginning of 2020, monitor engineer David O’Brien chose a DiGiCo SD7 to give the bands a flawless mix.

opticalCON connectors ensure integrity of MediaPro International’s 15 km fibre-optic Dante network at Diriyah E-Prix

15/04/2021 - Production News

Saudi Arabia – Connectivity for a massive Dante audio network, extending over some 15 kilometres of fibre-optic cable, during the 2021 Diriyah E-Prix in Saudi Arabia, relied on the robust, field tested dependability of Neutrik opticalCON DUO connectors.

Obsidian Control Systems offers NX2 lighting console training video series

15/04/2021 - Standards News

Last month, Obsidian Control Systems made available a comprehensive training video series covering its full-featured NX4 lighting console and ONYX lighting control platform. Now the innovative lighting control brand has launched a corresponding training video series covering the smaller yet fully capable NX2 lighting controller.

2021 ASTC-USITT Venue Renovation Challenge Awards

15/04/2021 - Event News

USA – A team from the University of Virginia was awarded the top prize in the 2021 ASTC-USITT Venue Renovation Challenge competition on 9th April, 2021. The ASTC Edgar L. Lustig Award of $2,000 was presented to the University of Virginia team during a live YouTube video broadcast for their proposed renovation of the McIntire Amphitheater on the UVA campus. The theoretical project transformed a limited use outdoor amphitheatre into a venue that can support a large variety of performing arts events along with additional functional support spaces.

Adrian Schmidt Powers Riveting Apache 207 Music Video Lighting with ChamSys MagicQ MQ500

15/04/2021 - Production News

Germany – Multi-award winning rapper Apache 207 holds nothing back in “Angst,” a gripping unsettling song of alienation, isolation and fractured relationships. The relentless emotional force of this powerful piece is reflected in a recent video of the same title that the chart-topping recording artists made to kick off 2021.

AC-ET Supplies New PROLIGHTS EclPanel TWC to Neg Earth

15/04/2021 - Production News

UK – Leading lighting rental production company, Neg Earth has added the new PROLIGHTS EclPanel TWC LED softlight to its rental fleet.

Electrosonic Group Launches New Group Company Website

15/04/2021 - Business News

UK – Electrosonic, a leading international Audiovisual and Technology Services Company, invites its customers and partners to explore its new website.

PMLS gets future-proof with DiGiCo’s Quantum 338

15/04/2021 - Production News

Australia – Professional Music & Lighting Systems (PMLS) is a production company based in Hobart, with a focus on high-end touring, education and premium corporate events. PMLS was among the very first handful of companies in Australia to get its hands on DiGiCo’s latest flagship console, the Quantum 338.

CODA Audio Treble at TUM

15/04/2021 - Project News

Germany – The School of Life Sciences is part of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Located at the Weihenstephen Campus in Freising, Upper Bavaria, the faculty offers degree programmes in the fields of organic, agricultural and nutritional sciences among others. In order to offer its students the best possible facilities for lectures and presentations, TUM recently equipped three of its lecture halls with the latest media technology. Overall responsibility for the installation rested with GSVA mbH/Klaus Kuttenhofer ,who brought in Fürstenfeldbruck-based company into>noise, led by Andreas Zeh and Tobias Förster, to take care of the audio element. It was a demanding brief for which into>noise chose CODA Audio.

Church of the King Services Get More Camera Friendly with Chauvet Professional

14/04/2021 - Project News

USA – Much has been written about how the trend toward online and virtual options that was already taking place before the pandemic accelerated mightily in 2020. Church of the King, a dynamic house of worship outside New Orleans, provides vivid proof of this phenomena in action.

Claypaky Lighting Fixtures Score with Shows for FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020

14/04/2021 - Production News

Qatar – Postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 was recently held with Qatar Vision Production Company (Qvision) producing and delivering the infotainment for all matches played at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium and Education City Stadium, as well as developing, producing and managing the coronation ceremony on 11 February at Education City Stadium. Claypaky Scenius Unico, Hepikos and Sharpy Plus fixtures played key roles in the Qatar Vision productions, which included synchronised light and music shows before each match and the final ceremony crowning team Bayern Munich as the champion.

Chroma-Q Carbon Neutral Testing with Green Voltage

14/04/2021 - Production News

UK - LED lighting innovator, Chroma-Q has been pre-production testing in collaboration with Green Voltage zero emission generator units.

Dan McDougall Gets Speedy with a Neve 1073OPX

14/04/2021 - Production News

UK – Songwriter and producer Dan McDougall is saving plenty of time on projects thanks to his recent investment in a Neve 1073OPX Octal microphone/line/instrument preamplifier, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of a modern studio environment.

Robe and Anolis Chosen for Award-Winning Cologne Cinedom Installation

13/04/2021 - Project News

Germany – To light the impressive 30 metre high glass atrium of the Cologne Cinedom multiplex cinema, architectural lighting specialists Kardorff Ingenieure Lichtplanung GmbH chose Robe moving lights and Anolis LED floods to be at the core of a new lighting scheme to upgrade this impressive public area.

Bandit Lites Delivers ACL 360 Bars for Buckhead Church Easter Service

13/04/2021 - Production News

USA – Spring has long been the season of renewal, and for most congregations, this Spring marked the return of in person Easter services. Buckhead Church held both virtual and in-person services for their 4th April services with a special lighting system supplied by Bandit Lites.

Tony Milliet Reflects Energy of Judith Hill in Light with Chauvet Professional

13/04/2021 - Production News

USA – “Strong” is a word that comes up often in reviews of Judith Hill’s music. But hers is not a strength borne of brute force. Instead, its power is drawn from the pure joy and expectation she conveys with every note.

Should your static lights be doing more? Modern technology meets classic design on 15th April Elation Coffee Break

13/04/2021 - Event News

Elation continues its informative and entertaining Coffee Break presentation series on 15th April with a thorough look at the two latest luminaires in the company’s popular KL “Key Light” Series, the KL Fresnel 8 FC and the KL Par FC.

Solid State Logic adds ALGAM to distribution network

13/04/2021 - Business News

France - Solid State Logic has announced ALGAM, leading distributor of professional audio products in France and MAGHREB regions, as its sole distributor for sales and support across all four of SSL’s vertical markets of broadcast, live, studio and audio creation.

For over 30 years Solid State Logic has provided sales and support services via its own subsidiary, SSL France, under the leadership of, Philippe Guerinet. SSL France has been responsible for the growth of SSL Live, System T broadcast and large-format studio consoles in the region and in recent years, the increasing range of ‘ACP’ audio creation products, including USB recording interfaces, high-performance small-scale mixers and hybrid production tools, Fusion and UF8.

Collaborative Creations provide sales team partnership for AED Audio

13/04/2021 - Business News

UK – Collaborative Creations (CC), the industry’s dedicated business ‘plug-in’ support and development service, has announced its sales team partnership with AED Audio in the UK. AED Audio’s product range is uniquely positioned as the latest in professional multi-purpose audio, built around a single cabinet type designed for use on a variety of applications.

Yamaha Sound Matches Dubai’s Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City Hotel for Quality

13/04/2021 - Project News

UAE – The Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City is one of Dubai’s premium hotels and, thanks to a bespoke Yamaha audio installation, guests who use several of its key facilities enjoy a high quality, flexible audio experience.

Martin Audio Turns Atomic in Sydney

13/04/2021 - Project News

Australia – The Atomic Beer Project is a new microbrewery concept that debuted recently in the inner-Sydney suburb of Redfern.

ASP8024 Puts Audio Centre Stage At MWCC

13/04/2021 - Project News

USA – Department chair John Little has noticed a change in Media Arts & Technology degree programme applicants at Mount Wachusett Community College since its studio rebuild. “We are a small community college whose student body mostly commutes to campus from within 20 miles. Website photos from the renovations are now drawing audio students from hundreds of miles away, some of whom rent apartments so they can train here.”

Interlite AB Appointed Exclusive ChamSys Distributor in Sweden

12/04/2021 - Business News

Sweden – Key to the success of a lighting console, besides the quality of the product itself, are customer service, support and training, according to the corporate philosophy of ChamSys.

L-Acoustics Conquers the “Perfect Storm for a PA System” at Passion City Church’s New Cumberland, Georgia Location

12/04/2021 - Project News

USA – Passion City Church (PCC) was born out of the Passion Movement, a decades old movement within the collegiate generation known for introducing songs that are sung all over the world, as well as vibrant, large-scale events, particularly the annual Passion Conference. This year’s conference kicked off 2021 on New Year’s Eve, engaging more than one million people online with stirring worship and teaching.

Sennheiser Digital 6000 delivers no-compromise RF reliability, ease of use and ultimate sound clarity for Lazarus

09/04/2021 - Production News

The Netherlands – With Ivo van Hove as director and Henry Hey as musical director and arranger/composer, the highly acclaimed Lazarus musical wowed Dutch audiences at Amsterdam’s DeLaMar Theatre before the pandemic hit. With opening scenarios now being discussed throughout Europe, hopes are high that the production can return in 2021. Dutch rental company Events Light worked with production company Stage Entertainment Nederland to deliver state-of-the-art audio equipment for the show, which included 20 channels of Sennheiser Digital 6000 wireless microphone systems, featuring SK 6212 mini-bodypack transmitters.

Robe ‘Hearts’ Northampton

09/04/2021 - Production News

UK – Robe UK followed the current Covid-19 instructions to “stay local”, teaming up with Northampton School for Boys (NSB), the University of Northampton and DroneSwarm based nearby in Daventry to support #LightItInRed’s most recent campaign to unite the UK live events, entertainment, performance, and production industry in solidarity during these challenging times.

Astera is Pytch Perfect

09/04/2021 - Production News

UK – Creative and technical event production design and delivery specialist Pytch, based in Bristol, has invested in 72 new Astera Titan Tubes, adding to its existing 32 Astera AX3 LightDrops.

Yamaha Appoints Specialist UK Distribution Partners For ADECIA

09/04/2021 - Business News

UK – Yamaha Unified Communications (UC) has recently appointed three specialist UK distribution partners for its new ADECIA intelligent conferencing solution, designed to deliver efficient, streamlined collaboration and boosting productivity.

Solid State Logic Expands 500 Series Module Range with New Processing Favourites

09/04/2021 - Equipment News

Solid State Logic (SSL) has introduced two new modular processors as part of revitalising its renowned and often emulated SSL 500 Series module range. The classic G-Comp bus compressor, E-EQ and E-Dynamics processing modules have been given a fresh, sleek brushed steel facelift, while a feature enhanced VHD+ module, brand new stereo Ultraviolet stereo equaliser (UV-EQ) and Six Channel (SiX CH) modules, complete the new-look range.

Alcons Pro-Ribbons Floating in Iconic Arctic Cathedral

09/04/2021 - Project News

Norway – The distinctive triangular shape of Tromsdalen Church (Ishavskatedralen, or the Arctic Cathedral) is one of the most recognised landmarks in the Norwegian city of Tromsø. But despite its iconic status as a place of worship, tourist attraction and symbol of the city, for many years it suffered from poor sound for the services and many recitals and concerts it hosts. But all that has now changed, thanks to the installation of an Alcons Audio LR7 pro-ribbon sound reinforcement system.

AB Sound Creates Grand Entrance at Euromillions Cup Finals with Chauvet Professional

09/04/2021 - Production News

Belgium – The Euromillions Cup Finals billed itself as “the biggest volleyball party of the year” in February 2020. That was quite a claim, but certainly not an idle one. Volleyball has been booming in Belgium ever since the country won the men’s European title in 2013.

Nimble solutions for vloggers and creators

09/04/2021 - Equipment News

Rounding off the launch of its MKE 400 compact shotgun microphone for cameras and the XS Lav clip-on microphones for mobile phones and computers, audio specialist Sennheiser has also announced the launch of various Mobile Kits. These include a Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod and Sennheiser Smartphone Clamp, making them ideal for vloggers and content creators for whom the smartphone is the tool of choice during some or for all of their creation processes. To complement existing microphones, the Mobile Kit is also available on its own as an accessory.

Chauvet Professional Names Jean Lariviere Channel Relationship Manager

08/04/2021 - People News

USA – Chauvet Professional has further strengthened its relationship to the lighting designer with the appointment of well-known industry figure, Jean Lariviere, as the company’s channel relationship manager for concert and touring/broadcast. Lariviere joins the company after serving for four years at Elation Professional in international business development and more than 25 years deeply embedded in the industry.

Sennheiser supported Riedel for 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA

08/04/2021 - Production News

New Zealand – Considered the ‘pinnacle of yachting’, the America’s Cup is not only the oldest but also the most difficult sports trophy to win. The 2021 Cup, which took place in the Hauraki Gulf off the coast of Auckland, saw the defender Emirates Team New Zealand race against the challenger Luna Rossa PRADA Pirelli, winning by 7:3. Communications specialist Riedel was entrusted with the overarching technology concept for broadcast and race management for the host broadcast partner circle-o. To complement its hardware and software technologies, Riedel deployed custom-made Sennheiser microphones for the coverage of the prestigious sailing event, which saw the two innovative German companies collaborate closely on this extraordinary project.

Glitterbox and GLP bring curtain down on Comic Relief with Red Nose Rave

08/04/2021 - Production News

UK – Joining forces with Red Nose Day and kitchen disco Isolation Nation, Glitterbox recently brought the curtain down on BBC1 Comic Relief’s main event. The online Red Nose Rave, the special after-party, further boosted the BBC1 fund-raiser.

State Kremlin Palace receives royal sound upgrade with DiGiCo Quantum7 and Quantum338

08/04/2021 - Project News

Russia – Celebrating its 60th anniversary next year, the State Kremlin Palace is Russia’s principal stage and one of the best and most prestigious theatrical and concert venues in the world. Situated inside the Moscow Kremlin and overlooking the banks of the Moskva river, the building is the geographic and historic centre of Moscow for both social and political gatherings, as well as home to the renowned Kremlin Ballet Theatre. Recently, the Big Hall has been equipped with the latest generation of DiGiCo mixing consoles, provided by the manufacturer’s exclusive distributor for the Russian market, ARIS, matching the highest calibre of events with first-class sound equipment.

Versatile Elation rig covers acts and more at Sandman Comedy Club

07/04/2021 - Project News

USA – In late April, Michael and Carrie Sands will be fulfilling a long-time dream when they open Richmond, Virginia’s newest entertainment venue, Sandman Comedy Club. Located in a roomy 1940s' bank building complete with bank vault, the new venue houses an Elation lighting system of WW Profile HP, Fuze Spot, Colour Pendant and SixBar 1000 luminaires that will be used for much more than just comedy.

ChamSys MagicQ MQ80 Creates Smooth Path for Corey Easterbrook At PCCA Conference

07/04/2021 - Production News

USA – When you begin working with a new client who’s never used an outside professional AV company before, you need three things: patience, understanding and a fast, user-friendly console that will allow you to make smooth in-show adjustments.
Corey Easterbrook of Hot House Music and Productions seems to have been born with the first two attributes. He credits his ChamSys MagicQ MQ80 with providing the third ingredient when he returned to live events recently, providing AV services to the Power & Communication Contractors Association (PCCA) annual meeting.

More details revealed for ISE 2021 Live and Online

07/04/2021 - Event News

Europe – Integrated Systems Events releases more details about its #ISELive&Online programme, which will run throughout June.

#WeMakeEvents amplifies support for post-Brexit touring productions in open letter to Grant Shapps

07/04/2021 - Business News

UK – Industry collective #WeMakeEvents is joined by over 150 industry players to call for crucial government support for the specialist transport vehicles: carrying artists, crew and equipment involved in touring productions, which have been rendered inoperable.

Gym Junkies Sweat to High-Energy BlacklineX at Barry’s Boutique Fitness Centre

07/04/2021 - Project News

UK – Boasting a high-profile celebrity clientele the Barry’s Bootcamp boutique fitness franchise continues to roll out in London and the UK, the latest (and flagship) operation being in Soho.

Robe is The Lucky One for Eesti Laul 2021

06/04/2021 - Production News

Estonia – Robe moving lights and two RoboSpot systems provided a neat and creative solution for the 2021 Eesti Laul competition to select Estonia’s entry to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

TBN Good Friday Worldwide Goes Global with Bandit Lites

06/04/2021 - Production News

USA – Christian artist Chris Tomlin and best selling author and pastor Max Lucado joined with other contemporary Christian musicians for “Good Friday Worldwide,” a worship service that aired on Trinity Broadcasting Network 2 April. Bandit Lites supplied a lighting system for the programme, which was simultaneously broadcast to the radio by K-LOVE and Air1, in addition to 30 other radio stations across the country.

Chauvet Professional Helps Events Evolution Celebrate Zimbabwean Women in Music

06/04/2021 - Production News

Zimbabwe – The rhythmic Afro-pop dance floor sound of Ammara Brown flows through a musical path that is distinctly different from the jazz infused offerings of Tamy Moyo. Yet both of these multi-instrumentalists and All Africa Music Award winners exude a captivating aura every time they step on to the stage.

Compact dLive System Makes Life Easier at Skive Theatre

06/04/2021 - Project News

Denmark – An Allen & Heath dLive system is proving to be a fast, flexible mixing powerhouse for Denmark’s Skive Theatre.

Matt Hallard joins Ayrton sales team

06/04/2021 - People News

Europe – Ayrton has to announce the appointment of Matt Hallard (pictured) as the latest member of its expanding international sales team. Hallard takes up the position of regional sales manager for the UK, Ireland, Benelux, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Croatia, Malta, Greece, Slovenia and Turkey, with effect from 1 April 2021.

Renkus-Heinz Launches New Website Focused on Streamlined Support and Technical Documentation

06/04/2021 - Business News

Renkus-Heinz has launched a new website focused on providing partners with increased support options, expansive product details and multiple installation examples across key verticals. Additional technical documentation, including Bim/Revit data is also available. The site is live at

Events United Returns to Live Events at Space Coast City Fest with Chauvet Professional

01/04/2021 - Production News

USA – There is no better cure for adversity than ingenuity and hard work. The Events United team, and production manager Kevin Hart demonstrated this in convincing fashion the first weekend in March at the Space Coast City Fest.