News Archive for August 2021

Summer of 2021 with CTME

31/08/2021 - Business News

Dubai – The Middle East events industry has been slowly returning since the last quarter of 2020, and although we still see many virtual events taking place, more live event productions are on the rise with live audiences thanks to the roll-out of the vaccine and fast testing facilities in the region.

Astera at PLASA 2021

31/08/2021 - Event News

UK – Leading wireless LED lighting manufacturer Astera will highlight its three newest product innovations at the 2021 PLASA entertainment technology trade expo in London, UK, on the booth of its UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions.

Outline’s Newton – Don’t Leave Home Without It

31/08/2021 - Production News

Liverpool – “The Newton is part of my toolbox now; where I go it comes with me. The clients I work for have no questions or problems with me bringing the Newton and having this as the heart of the audio system. I will never go back.”

The Show Goes on for Robe at PLASA 2021

31/08/2021 - Event News

UK – In a post-pandemic world, Robe looks forward with a range of new products designed for maximum performance, versatility and operational life, providing unequalled value for money and consequent return on investment, all key aspects for the entertainment and production industry.

Krung Thai Bank Holds Live Presentations Without Disrupting Nearby Banking Operations Using Renkus-Heinz Digitally Steerable Solutions

31/08/2021 - Project News

Thailand – Krung Thai Bank recently unveiled the Krungthai Innovation Lab at its head office in Bangkok. The lab provides a space to work on developing emerging technologies for its banking services, innovation around the use of data, and improvements to its products and processes across the company.

MDG returns to PLASA 2021 Stand E19

31/08/2021 - Event News

UK - MDG is returning to the PLASA Show 2021 in London’s Olympia (5-7 September) as an exhibitor (Stand E19) and looking forward to seeing so many of its customers and colleagues face to face. MDG UK’s stand will be beside the Robe stand once again, with plenty of MDG products on show.

Chris Reade Adds Warm Touch to Dierks Bentley’s Beers On Me Tour with Chauvet Professional

31/08/2021 - Production News

USA – The bonds that join us are always precious and invaluable, never more so than during challenging times. Multi-platinum singer/song writer Dierks Bentley tapped into this very human emotion with his new hit “Beers On Me.”

Elation broadcast lighting for Imagen Televisión Olympic Games studio

31/08/2021 - Production News

Mexico – Much of the world tuned in from 23 July to 8 August to watch The Games of the XXXII Olympiad play out in Tokyo, Japan. In Mexico, National television network Imagen Televisión acquired a package of Elation broadcast-optimised lighting and employed the gear in a contemporary studio in Mexico City where coverage of the Tokyo Summer Olympics took place.

Medieval Church Instals Yamaha Slim Line Array Speakers

31/08/2021 - Project News

Sweden – Improving the sound for the congregation in an ancient church can be a difficult task. But Yamaha’s VXL series slim line array speakers make it much easier, as demonstrated in the medieval church at Säve, near Gothenburg.

Commissioner Series

27/08/2021 - Equipment News

Commissioner is a hand-held tool for testing, programming and configuring DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) and/or DMX512/RDM lighting installations or fixtures.

Keith Arsenault Creates Lighting Narrative for Pagliacci with Chauvet Professional

27/08/2021 - Production News

USA – As stories on stage unfold, they are invariably carried on their journey by the ebb and flow of light. This is true of virtually every dramatic production, but there are some where lighting is so intricately woven into the story that it becomes part of the narrative itself. Pagliacci falls squarely into this category as it cleaves dramatically between the bright frivolity of a clown’s life and the dark madness of murder.

Allen & Heath Dlive And SQ Perform in Perfect Harmony at Guildford Baptist Church

27/08/2021 - Project News

UK – Situated 30 miles south-west of London, Guildford Baptist Church recently concluded an extensive £7 million refurbishment programme that included an overhaul of the audio system in the building’s 600-seater auditorium.

ETC to attend PLASA’s ‘come-back’ show

27/08/2021 - Event News

UK – ETC will be returning to the PLASA Show at the Olympia London this year for its joint ‘come-back’ industry event with the ABTT. The partnership between PLASA and ABTT brings two industry shows together, uniting the sector in a much awaited event which will take place on 5-7 September.

Avolites Celebrates 45th Anniversary at PLASA Show

27/08/2021 - Event News

UK – As a world leader in the innovation of visual control systems, this year Avolites heads to PLASA Show in London Olympia (Stand D17) celebrating 45 years at the forefront of the industry.

São Paulo's Everest Studio Takes the High Road with Solid State Logic ORIGIN Console and UF8 Controller

26/08/2021 - Project News

Brazil – Studio owner, engineer and musician Thales Tonin has remodelled and relaunched his Everest Studio as a commercial operation, featuring a Solid State Logic ORIGIN analogue mixing console with an integrated SSL UF8 Advanced DAW Controller. Tonin purchased the equipment from Solid State Logic’s distributor in Brazil, Music Company. Carlos Duttweller, whose Pro Studios Architecture and Acoustics firm has worked on more than 500 audio and video facilities throughout Brazil and around the world, designed the facility.

Rogue Outcast 1 BeamWash Opens New Creative Paths

26/08/2021 - Equipment News

Following the straight and narrow path rarely leads to bold innovations. More often, the most game-changing breakthroughs arise when convention is overturned, and new courses are charted. This has been the guiding philosophy behind the development of Chauvet Professional’s aptly named Rouge Outcast 1 BeamWash.

Yamaha RIVAGE PM Consoles Mix Audi Q4 e-tron Digital World Premiere

26/08/2021 - Production News

Germany – Recently, Audi revealed its new all-electric Q4 e-tron and Q4 Sportback e-tron vehicles in what the company called a ‘digital world premiere’. It was a complex production, with a total of 45 live streams, each one in three languages, routed to media in 28 different countries. The audio mixing for this high profile launch was entrusted to Yamaha RIVAGE PM digital mixing systems.

Yamaha Announces Flexible New DHR and CHR Series For Optimised Sound Reinforcement

26/08/2021 - Equipment News

Yamaha has announced new additions to its line-up of professional audio speakers, the powered DHR series and passive CHR series, each with three models optimised to meet the demands of a variety of sound reinforcement applications. They can deliver a complete fixed or portable sound reinforcement system for event spaces, clubs, ballrooms, houses of worship and more.

Elation helps recreate iconic Pink Floyd looks on Brit Floyd World Tour 2021

26/08/2021 - Production News

USA – Forced from the road in early 2020 due to the pandemic, Brit Floyd, ‘The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Tribute Show,’ is back after kicking off a world tour on 29th July at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado beneath an all Elation lighting rig.

For Grammy Winning Producer / Engineer Tony Maserati, Flock Audio PATCH is a 'Gamechanger'

25/08/2021 - Production News

USA – On learning about Flock Audio's PATCH at the 2020 NAMM Show last year, Grammy Award winning producer / engineer Tony Maserati immediately saw the potential of a digitally controlled analogue patchbay that alleviates the need for physical patching, while an offering intelligent, UI-based workflow. "Once I learned that Flock Audio's system had a fully analogue signal path but is digitally controlled by the computer, I was immediately sold," he recalls. Since then, he and his team have acquired two PATCH units, both of which are used each day in his mix sessions.

ETC Introduces Lonestar

25/08/2021 - Equipment News

The High End Systems Lonestar brings the renowned brightness, quality and performance of our bright white LED framing fixtures in a more compact and powerful package. With 15,400 lumen output and a rich feature set, Lonestar is a perfect addition to lighting systems in small to medium-sized venues. The luminaire’s rich colours, powerful zoom, full curtain framing, diffusion and prism effects make Lonestar a versatile and affordable tool for designers who want maximum performance from a mid-sized automated fixture.

Learn to use Evolution Wireless Digital in two free seminars

25/08/2021 - Standards News

The Sennheiser SoundAcademy is welcoming everyone interested in wireless audio to a mini-series of two live seminars that will explain the new Evolution Wireless Digital system. Whether you are playing or singing in a band, are setting up mics for a place of worship, or are looking for a solution for moderation and speech, the app-based Evolution Wireless Digital is for you. Seminar 1 takes place on 31 August at 12:30pm CEST (Berlin time) and gets you started on benefits, features and operation, seminar 2 on 14 September, again at 12:30pm CEST, takes things further by taking a more in-depth look at the system. As these seminars are webcast live, the hosts are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please register at

Soundwaves on the sea waves

25/08/2021 - Production News

Italy – Although one of Italy’s smallest regions, Liguria, overlooking the country’s north-west coast, has countless places visitors to Italy definitely shouldn’t miss. From Genoa, famous for its old harbour (the fascinating city was once capital of one of the most powerful maritime republics and is still an extremely important port to this day), its huge aquarium and its fascinating age-old “carruggi” (alleys), to the exclusive resort of Portofino, a favourite with the international jet set, and quaint medieval hamlets such as Dolceacqua, famous for Monet’s painting of its suggestive bridge.

4Wall to Support XPLOR in implementation of new XR Studio at Production Park

25/08/2021 - Project News

UK – 4Wall, a global video, lighting and rigging company, has won the tender to provide LED to the new XR (Extended Reality) studio at research and innovation centre XPLOR at Production Park in South Kirkby, West Yorkshire.

Over 100 GLP fixtures light up ILLENIUM stadium show in Las Vegas

25/08/2021 - Production News

USA – A record-breaking concert by EDM artist ILLENIUM at the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas was brought to life recently, with over 100 fixtures from the GLP inventory.

Robe Stands Proud at Embankment, London

24/08/2021 - Project News

UK – Proud Embankment in London’s West End is a venue defined by its world-class cabaret shows, embodying the spirit of true diversity with the sounds, styles, and vibes of a spectacular show-stopping mix including international circus and cabaret acts, death-defying aerialists, fearsome fire breathers and astonishing acrobats, headlined by celebrity compères.

Chris Lisle Brings Bandit Lites to Perry’s Stage at Lollapalooza

24/08/2021 - Production News

USA – Lollapalooza returned to immense fanfare, celebrating not only its 30-year anniversary, but the return of large-scale gatherings following the pandemic’s shut down of live events. Nearly 400,000 fans made their way into the massive Grant’s Park for the C3 Presents produced festival, boasting four days of live music, nine stages, incredible DJ sets and outdoor raves.

AC-ET Delivers Winning Lighting Grid for BRDC Grand Prix Party

24/08/2021 - Production News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET), a patron of the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC), have once again supplied the event lighting for the Club's illustrious annual BRDC Grand Prix Party at Silverstone Circuit.

Playing Dominos in the Rain

24/08/2021 - Production News

UK – With the world-famous Glastonbury Festival cancelled for a second year, an online celebration – Live at Worthy Farm – was held in its stead on Saturday 22 May 2021. Filmed over a week and beamed as live around the world, the five-hour virtual festival echoed the glories of the full event missed by so many, in spite of the access problems suffered by the online audience. For many artists it was the first opportunity to play live in a year or more.

Chauvet Professional Features Bright and Quiet Theatre Fixtures at PLASA

24/08/2021 - Event News

UK – Visitors to stand E-23 at PLASA won’t believe their eyes or ears when they see (and don’t hear) Chauvet Professional’s Maverick Silens 2 Profile and the Ovation Rêve fixtures.

Steve Nancarrow Joins Main Light as Rental Executive for Main Light West

24/08/2021 - People News

USA – Main Light, LLC has hired Steve Nancarrow to be the rental executive based at the new Main Light West in Las Vegas, NV. Nancarrow’s responsibilities will include business development and client interfacing with professional production companies on the west coast.

Bloomsbury Theatre re-opens with HALO-C from EM Acoustics

24/08/2021 - Project News

UK – First opened in 1968 under the catchy moniker of the Central Collegiate Building Auditorium (subsequently the Collegiate Theatre), The Bloomsbury Theatre – thankfully renamed in 1982 – showcases the best of theatre, music, dance, comedy and everything in between. Fiercely proud to be part of University College London (UCL), one of the world’s leading universities, The Bloomsbury Theatre works with students and researchers to bring ground-breaking discoveries to the stage. In 2018, 50 years after its very first performance, the landmark Brutalist building reopened its doors following a major renovation project to update its spectacular main auditorium which now boasts more than 500 luxurious seats. The final part of the renovation was the installation and commissioning of a significant EM Acoustics HALO-C PA system by theatre specialists, Autograph Sound.

Wavefront Precision Delivers Superior Acoustic Reinforcement at Red Wing Festival

24/08/2021 - Production News

USA – The annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival in Mt. Solon, VA’s picturesque Natural Chimneys Park, offers the best of roots, bluegrass and string band music from Virginia and beyond.

Obsidian launches affordable, flexible NETRON DMX10 AB splitters

24/08/2021 - Equipment News

Obsidian Control Systems announces the newest addition to its extremely successful and rapidly expanding NETRON product range of innovative data distribution devices. With the introduction of the DMX10 splitters, it now offers a high-value solution for simpler systems that require rugged hardware, flexible configuration and reliable DMX traffic management at an affordable price point.

Keane Musician Enhances His Arts Centre Studio With iD44

24/08/2021 - Project News

UK – Describing himself as a jack-of-all-trades musician, Jesse Quin plays down his talent as bassist in the band Keane. For the last seven years he’s also run Old Jet, his own recording studio in Suffolk and recently got himself an iD44, calling his new Audient audio interface “a lifesaver”.

Rigging Team launch a brand new training centre at its Stevenage headquarters

23/08/2021 - Standards News

UK – Following its recent relocation to a larger premises, Stevenage-based film, television and event rigging specialist, Rigging Team, has expanded its footprint, not only to accommodate a growing inventory, but to also provide space for a much needed, industry specific training centre.

Astera is the Best for Quay Light

20/08/2021 - Production News

“Astera is the Best” is what Paul Bates (pictured) from Quay Light believes, and his recent investments in Astera underline his opinions on the brand!

Jason Patsel Lights “moe.Morial” Show with Chauvet Professional

20/08/2021 - Production News

USA – Since 2008, the Rooster Walk Festival at Pops Farm has been a Memorial Day tradition in this small hamlet tucked away in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In addition to providing a boost to the local economy, it has raised money for a scholarship fund that donates musical instruments to schools and students.

Neumann Monitors for Immersive Audio at Bauer Studios Germany

20/08/2021 - Project News

Germany – Bauer Studios in Ludwigsburg has been among the top addresses in the German recording scene for over 70 years. All the big names of German-language pop music have recorded there: Udo Jürgens, Reinhard Mey, Herbert Grönemeyer, to name but a few. International stars, too, such as Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Miles Davis, Pat Metheney, and Al Di Meola. It was never a question of pandering to the mainstream. Bauer Studios has earned an excellent reputation for high-quality jazz recordings in particular, including a legendary live recording adored by jazz lovers all over the world: The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett.

Elation KL Fresnel for state-of-the-art Al Arabiya broadcast facility

19/08/2021 - Project News

UAE – Elation’s exclusive distributor in the Middle East, Venuetech Audiovisual & Lighting Systems, has supplied 100 Kl Fresnel 4 CW LED Fresnel lights to Al Arabiya’s new, state-of-the-art broadcast studio in Dubai. Integrated into several areas of the modern studio including the main newsroom, the cold white LED lights provide a superior quality of bright yet uniform white light for a variety of programming.

Sennheiser launches two-bay network charger and Sennheiser Control Cockpit 5.0 for campus-wide audio installations

19/08/2021 - Equipment News

Sennheiser has announced two important updates as part of its on-going commitment to making digital workflows on campus as simple and productive as possible. With the new CHG 2N charger, the company meets the requests of higher education institutions for a two-bay networkable charger for its SpeechLine Digital Wireless microphone system. The company has also launched a major update of its Sennheiser Control Cockpit software, making remote management of Sennheiser audio devices even easier. Version 5.0 not only allows AV and IT staff to control the new charger but for the first time also enables them to monitor the status of the MobileConnect Manager, linking this assistive listening system with the microphone systems in Sennheiser’s education portfolio.

Hellcon Veranstaltungstechnik Stralsund Adds Chauvet Professional F5 IP Panels to Waldbühne Rügen

19/08/2021 - Project News

Germany – Waldbühne Rügen enchants visitors before a performance even begins on its stage. Nestled in the thickly wooded rolling hills on the island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea, it creates a magical setting for fans to enjoy a diverse range of acts, from electronic music’s Thomas Lizzara and Pretty Pink, and rockers like Torfrock, not to mention an array of other shows that even includes musicals.

BIC Kaiserslautern Modernises Conference Centre with Allen & Heath AHM-64 and DX168

19/08/2021 - Project News

Germany – As a technology and start-up centre, the Business + Innovation Centre (BIC) Kaiserslautern GmbH offers consultations and office space for start-ups and young companies. Additionally, a wide range of workshops, seminars and training courses are held in the in-house conference centre, comprising several combinable rooms, for both tenants and external clients.

Historic Rialto Theater Completes Fully Integrated Alcons System

19/08/2021 - Project News

USA – In 2018, the historic Rialto Theater in Loveland, Colorado chose an Alcons Audio LR7 pro-ribbon micro line array system to deliver high quality audio, while preserving the ambience of its protected 1920s decor. At the time its existing subwoofers had to be used, but the theatre has now been upgraded with Alcons subwoofers, bringing the audio system to its full, high-quality potential.

The next standard in stadium sound: Electro-Voice launches MTS series point-source loudspeaker systems for large venues

19/08/2021 - Equipment News

Electro-Voice is expanding its portfolio of sound solutions for stadiums and sports venues with the global introduction of the MTS series of full-range, high-output, long-throw, point-source loudspeaker systems. Each MTS model is equipped with four 15" woofers and dual coaxial mid/high frequency compression drivers. The system is capable of generating more than 151dB peak SPL with exact directivity for very-long-throw applications.

Ayrton Perseo withstands the weather and fills numerous roles at 2021 ESPY Awards Show’s Rooftop venue

19/08/2021 - Production News

USA – An outdoor event in New York City in July has to be prepared for all weather contingencies. So when lighting designer Bob Barnhart of 22 Degrees was hired by BTW Productions to light the 2021 ESPY Awards show on the The Rooftop at Pier 17 at the Seaport, he chose Ayrton Perseo fixtures to comprise the bulk of the lighting rig.

Berry Goodman takes Martin Audio Blackline XP12 on Wedding Tour 2021

19/08/2021 - Production News

Japan – Berry Goodman’s Wedding Tour 2021 saw the one-man show visit wedding halls across Japan; these were seen as the perfect settings for the release of his latest love song, There Can Be No Other Life. The plan was to move around 13 prefectures in a one-box van, loaded with musical instruments and PA equipment.

Zero 88 Chilli Pro Dimmers for the Chassé Theater Breda

18/08/2021 - Project News

The Netherlands – A technical upgrade at the Chassé Theater in Breda, The Netherlands sees the installation of 12 Zero 88 Chilli Pro 24 x 16A Bypass dimmers and five Zero 88 Chilli Pro 6 x 25A dimmers in Jupilerzaal, the venue’s main auditorium where they will be controlling approximately 309 channels of lighting and LED fixtures including some moving lights as needed by the production.

ChamSys Expands Australian Distribution Network

18/08/2021 - Business News

Australia – Building on its growth in Australia working with its dealer ULA Group, ChamSys has increased its presence in that market by naming Audio Visual Engineering Pty Ltd. (AVE) as a distributor of its QuickQ line of consoles. The company’s MagicQ products will continue to be represented exclusively by the ULA Group, which will also continue to serve as a QuickQ distributor.

Bandit Lights Up Flash of Nash in Downtown Nashville

18/08/2021 - Production News

USA – Music City’s most famous streets got in on the city’s entertainment as a free, five-minute nightly light show encompassed Fifth + Broadway every 30 minutes for two hours. Bandit Lites supplied the lighting system for Flash of Nash, the artistic music and light show inspired and designed by local Nashville artists and students to create an inviting experience and bring people to the new building complex.

Renkus-Heinz Hosts VIP Technology Showcase at The Notoriety Theater in Las Vegas in August

18/08/2021 - Event News

USA – Renkus-Heinz is displaying the full power of its audio solutions on 31 August at the aptly named Renkus-Heinz Theater – located inside The Notoriety Theater – in Las Vegas, Nevada. While the event is attendance capped, Renkus-Heinz is welcoming those in the Las Vegas area, and those willing to travel to the city, to experience the new and exciting solutions on display.

Australian School Auditorium Becomes Medieval City Backdrop with PIXERA

18/08/2021 - Production News

Australia – After 30 years in the business, Clear Systems has grown to have one of the most diverse hire inventories in Australia. Involved in corporate, community and other events, the company’s far-reaching expertise in audio, lighting, staging and rigging allow it to offer an incredibly experienced team for hire, service and installation of complex AV projects.

disguise powers unforgettable AR Euroleague Basketball Final Four Pre-Game

18/08/2021 - Production News

Germany – With the Euroleague basketball finals set to be played on 28-30 May 2021 in an empty Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Filmmaster Events reached out to creative studio Ombra to help create an explosive and unforgettable pre-game countdown. The team relied on the disguise Augmented Reality (AR) workflow powered by three gx 2c media servers to liven up the event and deliver a sense of excitement in the immediate build-up to the game.

AVL Creative Building 22 virtual event studio gets Elation touch

18/08/2021 - Project News

USA – Every cloud has a silver lining and for full-service audio, video and lighting company AVL Creative of Detroit that silver lining is called Building 22. Built at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic as a temporary broadcast studio to help clients virtually connect with their audience, the space, which features Elation lighting, proved such a success it now has a permanent place in the building that AVL Creative and partner company Display Group call home.

Water, Water, Everywhere – and Now Quad Has a Neve

18/08/2021 - Project News

USA – A burst pipe is not the kind of Christmas present anyone wants, but when New York’s famous Quad Studios suffered this fate at the end of 2020 the owners saw an opportunity to re-think one of their most iconic rooms.

MLS Makes Massive ESPRITE Investment

17/08/2021 - Production News

Germany – Magic Light + Sound GmbH (MLS), one of Germany‘s leading lighting rental companies, has invested in 88 Robe ESPRITES to facilitate its ongoing work in the television lighting sector.

Brazilian DJ and Producer Thiago Manhani Upgrades His PMC Monitors

17/08/2021 - Project News

Brazil – After completing many successful projects on a pair of PMC DB1S-AII monitors, Thiago Manhani has upgraded his SM Mastering facility in Brazil by investing in a pair of PMC twotwo.6 loudspeakers.

Audient Launches ‘Back on Track’ Console Promotion to UK Customers

17/08/2021 - Business News

UK - Audient is offering an exclusive, time-limited promotion giving aspiring console owners in the UK the opportunity to upgrade their set-up with one of its world-renowned ASP Series consoles. Valid between now and the end of October, Audient has teamed up with Azule finance company to provide bespoke financial packages to buyers of Audient consoles.

Matt Fuller announced as 2021 winner of Sennheiser’s LIPA Scholarship

17/08/2021 - People News

UK – Sound Technology student Matt Fuller has been announced as the winner of Sennheiser’s 2021 LIPA Scholarship. Besides financial support for his tuition, he will receive access to Sennheiser’s network of contacts and the global audio specialist’s industry experience. The LIPA Scholarship selection process started back in May when 11 applications were received from the September 2020 intake of the LIPA Sound Technology course.

“Your skills and experiences can grow with it”: Download Festival rocks with grandMA3

17/08/2021 - Production News

UK – A full grandMA3 system was specified for Main Stage house lighting control system at the UK’s “Download the Pilot” event, a special three-day 10,000 capacity festival at Donington Park, action packed with a fantastic line-up of top artists who rocked the weekend, staged as a government test to gather data for assisting the safe re-opening of live music.

Saved by a Titan – Prism Sound Comes to Kav Sandhu’s Rescue

17/08/2021 - Production News

UK – DJ and former Happy Mondays guitarist Kav Sandhu has installed a Prism Sound Titan audio interface in his UK project studio so that he can record ‘release quality’ vocals when he isn’t able to access a commercial recording facility.

MLA Receives Universal Thumbs up From Lollapalooza Sound Engineers

17/08/2021 - Production News

USA – Martin Audio PA rigs dominated three of the eight stages that made up this year’s four-day annual Lollapalooza Festival at Chicago’s Grant Park.

Are you doing enough with LED matrix panels? Join the discussion on the 19th August Elation Coffee Break

16/08/2021 - Event News

LED matrix panels may be the most flexible visual design tool there is. Floods of coloured or white light, eye candy looks, pixel-mapped effects, running text, high-intensity blinder flares, strobe bursts, or just cool scenic filler: these multi-trick ponies can fulfil a role (and more) in any rig.

Will Chandler and Chauvet Professional Combine Power and Subtlety for Can’t Cancel Pride Benefit

16/08/2021 - Production News

USA – At its best, art manages to thread a needle, exposing dark and harsh realities, while still maintaining an ephemeral reassuring sense of light and hope. The producers of Can’t Cancel Pride achieved this equanimous balance in their recent livestream fundraiser for the LGBTQ+ community, creating powerful, but graceful, moving moments that drew attention to critical issues.

Elation rig for Beartooth The Journey Below Livestream

13/08/2021 - Production News

USA – Cameron Birchill has been designing lighting for metalcore rockers Beartooth since 2018 and recently turned to an Elation rig of DARTZ 360, Artiste Picasso and Protron 3K Color luminaires for the band’s The Journey Below Livestream, where fans got their first chance to see and hear the band performing songs from their latest album Below. The livestream took place 14 July at the Clyde Theatre in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, a beautiful and historic building that recently underwent a $9 million renovation, transforming the historic venue into a state-of-the-art performance hall and event centre.

FiFi Sound Invests in More Robe

13/08/2021 - Production News

Croatia – Based in the beautiful, ancient, and famous city of Dubrovnik, FiFi Sound is a technical production and rental company specialising in live events,which has made a solid commitment to investing in the best brands across all disciplines, including Robe for moving lights.

Pixomondo Studios select ROE Visual for Expansion Plans

13/08/2021 - Project News

Canada – Film and TV equipment rental company William F. White International Inc. (“WFW”) and Academy Award-winning visual effects company Pixomondo (“PXO”) have joined forces to build two new LED installations in Canada. A new virtual production studio in Toronto opened on 3 August, while the studio in Vancouver is scheduled to be completed this autumn.

CM Srl and Audiosales Bring New Technology to Luxury Liner with 34 Chauvet Professional NET-X II Nodes

13/08/2021 - Project News

Italy – In May of this year, MSC Cruises launched the Virtuosa, the fourth in its acclaimed Meraviglia class of ships. Like its predecessors, the new 331.43-metre long luxury liner is fitted out with a host of amenities from its 13 gourmet restaurants, to its spas, shops and pools, ensuring the comfort and enjoyment of its passengers.

Unusual supports Heather Phillipson commission at Tate Britain’s Duveen Gallery

13/08/2021 - Project News

UK – Artist Heather Phillipson’s latest commission, Rupture No 1: Blowtorching the Bitten Peach, has received rave reviews from the critics since opening at Tate Britain’s Duveen Gallery in May. The Guardian calls it a funfair ride to the end of the world while the Telegraph refers to it as the most ambitious and innovative pieces of contemporary art and the Evening Standard says it’s full of ideas and absolutely crackers.”

Electro-Voice and Dynacord impress on “The Roof of Indochina”

13/08/2021 - Project News

Vietnam – A sound reinforcement solution from Electro-Voice and Dynacord is enhancing the experience for visitors to Fansipan Peak, an expansive religious and tourist attraction at the top of the tallest mountain in Vietnam. The complex stretching across the peak features traditional Buddhist temples, the world’s longest three-line cable car system, a funicular railway and viewing platforms with awe-inspiring views across the surrounding Hoàng Liên mountain range and Hoàng Liên National Park, all attracting millions of tourists and travellers. Combining the strengths of Electro-Voice loudspeakers and Dynacord power amplifiers, Truong Thinh Sound – Light Equipment JSC installed a system that would provide impeccable audio for live performances and religious activities while also withstanding the harsh conditions at 3,143 metres above sea level.

Rosco Provides Broadcast Lighting Solutions For Al Arabiya’s New Studios

13/08/2021 - Project News

UAE – Al Arabiya, the leading 24-hour news channel in the Middle East, recently unveiled its brand-new design for its Dubai studios. The MBC-owned broadcaster revamped its studios with state-of-the-art broadcast technology to provide an immersive experience for viewers across multiple platforms. Al Arabiya’s new studios feature 200 sqm of LED screens, augmented reality, and broadcast lighting solutions from Rosco.

WORK PRO Loudspeakers Deliver a Great Atmosphere at The Purple Rain Lounge

13/08/2021 - Project News

Spain – The quality and clarity of Equipson's loudspeaker products made them the perfect choice for Spanish company TecnoSonido when it was tasked with installing a new audio system at a five star hotel on the Costa Blanca.

Germany’s Stadttheater Ingolstadt illuminates outdoor venues with Elation Proteus

13/08/2021 - Production News

Germany – The Ingolstadt Theater in Bavaria, Germany, is a classic playhouse that, like so many other theatres, had to adapt during the pandemic in order to stage plays during the summer. The prerequisites were good though; after all, the outdoor stage in the Baur Tower was already a firmly established open-air stage. Due to the pandemic however, capacity was reduced from 750 to 170 so a second outdoor stage was sought. It was finally found in the neoclassical Reduit Tilly building giving space for a further 110 guests (instead of the usual 1,000).

Roadies Create Non-Profit Cookbook to Fund Mental Health First Aid on Tour

12/08/2021 - Business News

The Roadie Cookbook: Toured There, Ate That is a new charity publication created by live music crew members with the mission of funding Mental Health First Aid training for every tour bus in the UK.

Be Square Redefine Interactive Live Streaming Experience

12/08/2021 - Production News

UK – Recognising that the beleaguered live events industry urgently needed an interactive live streaming platform when the first COVID19 lockdown hit back in April 2020, a trio of production professionals, collectively known as Be Square Media, pooled their resources to come up with precisely that.

Stellar Awards Shine at Symphony Hall with Bandit Lites and Mark Carver

12/08/2021 - Production News

USA – Bandit Lites once again provided the lighting for the 36th annual Stellar Awards, the Gospel event of the year. Filmed at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and hosted by Gospel legend Tye Tribbett and multiple Stellar Award winner Jekalyn Carr, the night of sensational performance aired 1 August on BET and recognised the year’s best performances in the genre, as well as honored Gospel music icons and those who have been instrumental in advocating for the gospel industry.

Manny Newman Creates Varied Looks at Westville Music Bowl with Chauvet Professional

12/08/2021 - Production News

USA – Lux Et Veritas, the motto of Yale University translates into “ Light and Truth.” Although “truth” may be hard to pin down, there was no doubt about the light (and unbridled imagination) that were in the air recently when Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Eggy took the stage at the Westville Music Bowl, a new entertainment venue opened this May at a converted tennis stadium on the Ivy League school’s campus.

dLive CTi1500 Named as a Finalist for NAMM TEC Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement

12/08/2021 - Event News

USA – Allen & Heath has been announced as a finalist for the 37th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement in Small Format Technology. Presented at The NAMM Show, The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of the pro audio community by recognising the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media.

Malthouse Theatre at The King’s School Canterbury Wins Prestigious Title in RIBA South East Awards

12/08/2021 - Project News

UK – The Malthouse Theatre in the heart of the City of Canterbury, an impressive and magnificent converted Victorian building belonging to the oldest school in Europe: The King’s School, has been named ‘South East Building of the Year 2021’ by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Les Misérables revived into West End staged concert with disguise at the heart

12/08/2021 - Production News

UK – When the newly refurbished Sondheim Theatre reopened its doors in December 2019 to welcome back the West End’s longest-running musical, Les Misérables, the excitement was unfortunately cut short following the swift and unexpected impact of the pandemic.

MSc Media equips mobile recording truck with Lawo mc²56

12/08/2021 - Project News

Austria – MSc Media & Management GmbH (MSc Media), the Austrian recording company specialising in high-quality sound recordings of choirs, music ensembles and orchestras, has equipped one of its two mobile recording trucks with a Lawo mc²56 (MKIII) audio production console and an A__stage64 AoIP node in anticipation of an increasing demand for on-site operations.

Kevin Crossley joins Creative Technology Middle East

12/08/2021 - People News

UAE – Kevin Crossley has recently joined Creative Technology Middle East (CTME) as head of operations for the MENA region. With over 19 years of experience in the AV industry, Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to his role. Over the years, he has successfully implemented operational strategies to ensure consistent and efficient workflows are in place to help maximise productivity and performance across various event companies. He has extensive experience in setting up warehouses in new locations, from sourcing the location and acquiring the premises to overseeing the renovations and crewing to develop a fully operational warehouse that maximises output and minimises costs. Kevin’s organisational, communication, and leadership skills are second to none, and he enjoys developing solutions that push innovative boundaries making him perfect for the role at CTME.

Érik Nowosielski-Lamoureux Gets Ingenious with Chauvet Professional On Canada Day

11/08/2021 - Production News

Canada – Resourcefulness is always more important than resources. Érik Nowosielski-Lamoureux demonstrated the wisdom of this axiom in July when he lit a Canada Day celebration at the Saint-Ours Canal National Historic Site, about an hour out of Montreal.

A 'Reimagining' at the Opening Ceremony in Tokyo, as Recorded through Solid State Logic Duality δelta Console

11/08/2021 - Production News

Austria – The Olympics kicked off in spectacular fashion as hundreds of millions of viewers around the world watched more than 1,800 drones light up the night sky accompanied by a virtual performance of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Imagine” during the Opening Ceremony. The instrumental bed for the song, reimagined by Hans Zimmer and his Bleeding Fingers Music scoring composers collective, was recorded through a 96-channel Solid State Logic Duality δelta Pro Station console at Synchron Stage Vienna in Austria.

Midland Brings Bandit Lites on Tour

11/08/2021 - Production News

USA – American country band Midland is back on the road bringing their steel guitar-driven country-rock sound on a headlining tour with a lighting system provided by Bandit Lites. The trio, consisting of Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson and Cam Duddy, just released their EP The Last Resort to critical acclaim.

The Award-winning Leeds Playhouse upgrades its sound system with Shure Axient Digital

11/08/2021 - Project News

UK – Shure, a leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics, works with Autograph Sound, to install Axient Digital as a sound system upgrade for Leeds Playhouse.

Data Strategy announces Replacement Computer Package as QC-Check outlasts Windows’ operating system

11/08/2021 - Equipment News

Data Strategy has announced the availability of a Replacement Computer Package to address an unusual circumstance most products will never see.

Kinesys Makes Some Moves for American Idiot Production

10/08/2021 - Production News

Denmark – Copenhagen’s fabulous Østre Gasværk Theatre is staging a revival of the hugely successful 2017 Danish production of Green Day’s iconic American Idiot sung-through drama directed and choreographed by Tim Zimmerman, which is proving to be every bit as popular as the original show.

RoboSpots for Cruising Odyssey

10/08/2021 - Project News

Germany – Robe ESPRITE luminaires and RoboSpot remote followspotting systems – the first installed on an ocean-going liner – are providing a neat and flexible solution for the Two70 Theatre space aboard the brand-new 1,138 foot long, 169 gross tonne Odyssey of the Seas, the latest Ultra Quantum-class ship launched by Royal Caribbean International.

Audient Supports The VoiceOver Network

10/08/2021 - Business News

UK – Audient has announced its recent partnership with The VoiceOver Network. As part of the pairing, Audient is contributing to the unique voice over industry Buzz magazine, the associated podcast and the monthly Voiceover Hour webinars, as well as offering exclusive discounts to members.

JPS gives new HDL 30-A line array a colourful festival outing

10/08/2021 - Production News

UK – Having given their new RCF HDL 30-A rig an auspicious debut at Rutland Water recently for the Frankie Valli tribute act, Frankie’s Guys, JPS Sound & Light was in action again at the Colesdale Farm festival site near Potters Bar for the now firmly established Zimfest Live, a colourful celebration of Zimbabwean music.

Mainline Show Productions Join the Wavefront Precision Family

10/08/2021 - Production News

UK – Mainline Show Productions have invested in both Martin Audio’s Wavefront Precision WPS and WPM rigs, the advanced platform that was recently recognised with the Queen’s Award for Innovation.

Robert John Baker Captures Complexity in Addams Family Musical with Chauvet Professional

09/08/2021 - Production News

USA – “Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” So wrote the American humorist Charles Addams, whose penchant for poking fun at all things conventional, inspired him to create a series of cartoons that ultimately led to the iconic TV programme The Addams Family.

First Astera NYX Bulb Installation in Australia

06/08/2021 - Project News

Australia – The first Astera NYX Bulb installation in Australia has been completed by Elite Event Technology at One22, a brand-new music-driven bar and night entertainment concept in a meticulously reimagined space that has long served night and party people in Canberra.

Crossroads Christian Church Relies on Solid State Logic L200 and L500 Consoles for both Live Streaming and FOH Duties, Realising Superior Sound Quality

06/08/2021 - Production News

USA – During the pandemic, sound engineers at Crossroads Christian Church turned off the PA and moved the Solid State Logic Live L500 digital audio mixing console at front of house into another room, where they mixed monitors for the praise band while creating a separate broadcast mix. The improvement in the quality of the live streaming mix was so noticeable that the church has now added an SSL Live L200 in a new broadcast suite in preparation for the L500 returning to front of house as in-person services begin again.

Allen & Heath’s AHM-64 Powers Three New Church Installs

06/08/2021 - Project News

UK – Church sound and AV specialists DM Music, based in Hertfordshire, have recently installed Allen & Heath AHM-64 Audio Matrix Processors in three major house of worship projects.

Keith Hoagland Thinks Big for Jason Aldean’s Faster Horses Festival Appearance

06/08/2021 - Production News

USA – Automotive pioneer Henry Ford hated market research. When explaining why, he supposedly said: “if I asked customers what they wanted when I started, they would have said ‘a faster horse’.”

Renkus-Heinz Brings Flexibility and Interoperability to Iconyx Compact Series with Audinate’s Dante

05/08/2021 - Equipment News

Renkus-Heinz, manufacturer of premium professional loudspeakers, has announced the latest products in its new Iconyx Compact Series: the ICC 12/3-RD1, 24/3-RD1, 36/3-RD1 and 48/3-RD1.

ChamSys QuickQ 20 Helps Kyle Bell Adapt for Warrant and Firehouse Show

05/08/2021 - Production News

USA TX – Do you have to love a band’s music to do a great job lighting it? There probably is no definitive answer to this question but having a strong affinity for a group’s sound certainly helps, especially when you’re called in at the last minute to light back-to-back shows by two legends.

OSA International Invests in Claypaky Xtylos

05/08/2021 - Production News

USA – OSA International, Inc., which delivers world-class entertainment technology, event production and systems integration, based in Chicago, Las Vegas and Nashville, has added a large complement of Claypaky Xtylos fixtures to its rental inventory.

Collaborative Creations announces three new appointments as business expands

05/08/2021 - Business News

UK – Collaborative Creations, a provider of creative business development and PR services for the events industry, has made a series of new appointments as it enters a period of expansion.

ROE Visual selected for VA Corporation’s HANAM Studio

05/08/2021 - Project News

South Korea – VA Corporation unveiled its Virtual Production Studio VA STUDIO HANAM. Partnering with ROE Visual and ARK Ventures Inc South Korea, VA Corporation claims that this is the largest studio in Asia, where next-generation immersive content can be produced using virtual production technology.

Chauvet Professional Lights “Renaissance Concert” for Toluca Philharmonic’s Return

04/08/2021 - Production News

Mexico – "Renaissance” is a beautiful word, believes Gerardo Urbán y Fernández, not just for the promising future it represents, but also for the struggles that preceded it. The director of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Toluca (Toluca Philharmonic), he expressed the complex meaning of the word this way: “Rebirth means to die first, and that was a bit what happened last year. Somehow we all suffered not only losses but we had this need to see many things from our past. Now is the time to start over, to do better, bigger, and more beautiful things, because the experience we lived through has made us mature.”

Thomas Gerdon designs TV Productions with GLP Creative Light 1 Plus

04/08/2021 - Production News

Germany – Lighting designer Thomas Gerdon, from GERDON design, has recently taken several opportunities to use the new creative LED system Creative Light 1 Plus from GLP in various German TV productions and has been extremely enthusiastic about its versatile application.

Kelly Clarkson Show is Wrapped in Robe

03/08/2021 - Production News

USA – Multiple Grammy award winning Kelly Clarkson has rocked the foundations and redefined daytime talk show television with her award-winning, high impact “The Kelly Clarkson Show” (TKCS). The one-hour syndicated daytime show produced by NBCUniversal Syndication Studios is an energetic mash up of chat, stories, opinions, humour and surprises involving an array of interesting guests, personalities, and celebrities. And, and as might be expected from this massively successful singer / songwriter, a healthy blast of superlative music!

Baidu Live House installed with NEXT-proaudio in China

03/08/2021 - Project News

China – The Teacher Wu Rongzong was invited to upgrade the system for the famous Baidu Live House. The owner requested to create a top-notch sound field effect on an international scale, and Mr. Wu immediately thought about NEXT-proaudio system he knows very well for a long time.

Classic Martin Audio Modular Rig Supports The Misery Portal at the ICA

03/08/2021 - Production News

UK – Vintage Martin Audio modular stacks have helped support an experimental work at the acclaimed Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in central London.

CT Qatar Celebrates Ten Years

02/08/2021 - Business News

Qatar – Creative Technology (CT) has supported its clients with innovative AV technology across various events in Qatar for over a decade and continues to provide expert technical advice and show-stopping event experiences in the region.

ChamSys And Crt Birsa Power Legacy of Looks for Dubioza Kolektiv

02/08/2021 - Production News

Serbia – The past lives in the present. Although the experiences that shaped earlier years may fade with time, their echoes can still be heard in the current moment, endowing it with a new sense of depth and meaning. Crt Birsa of Blackout Lighting Design knew this full well when he designed a compelling light show for Bosnian stars Dubioza Kolektiv at Arsenal Fest 2021.

Artistic Licence appoints UK based Global Design Solutions as value-added reseller

02/08/2021 - Business News

UK – Having enjoyed a friendly business relationship for some time, Artistic Licence and GDS Ltd. have announced that they will be working together more closely following the appointment of GDS Ltd. as VAR for Artistic Licence products in the UK.