News Archive for January 2022

iD14 Mic Preamp Quality Praised By Top Spanish Podcaster

31/01/2022 - Production News

Spain – Leading company in ‘personal productivity’, KENSO is all about ‘maximising your time, energy and results’ according to its website. That is exactly what co-founder Enrique Gonzalo had in mind when he chose iD14 to record the associated podcast, ensuring it soothes the ears as well as the soul.

Entertainment Technology magazine online viewing

28/01/2022 - Business News

From March 2022, Entertainment Technology magazine will strive to become paper-free by encouraging readers to view the online version. To receive a notification email when each issue is published online, please register your interest.

DAP PSS-106 lightweight, compact, battery-powered PA/monitor

28/01/2022 - Equipment News

DAP has added a new battery-powered portable sound system loudspeaker to its portfolio, the PSS-106. With its 6.5” woofer and 1” neodymium tweeter it is intended as a compact, multi-orientation monitor or PA loudspeaker for personal entertainment, teaching systems, DJ use, etc. It has a Bluetooth receiver, a USB/SD card media player, and inputs for mic, instrument, and line. The PSS-106 is available with or without a built-in wireless receiver and matching wireless handheld microphone.

Proteus Hybrid leaves lasting impression at Illuminate Adelaide

28/01/2022 - Production News

Australia – AV production company Novatech Creative Event Technology was involved in a large winter event in Adelaide, Australia called Illuminate Adelaide and supplied Elation’s industry-leading IP65 Proteus Hybrid moving head for a special lighting installation that left a memorable impact.

Robe BMFLs Provide Perfect Fixxx for Metallica 40 Concerts

28/01/2022 - Production News

USA – Metallica, among the most influential and legendary hardcore speed metal bands of all time, treated their fans to two epic concerts at San Francisco’s Chase Center in December, celebrating an incredible 40 years of provocative, ground-breaking music and performance.

Tony Milliet Dazzles with Chauvet Professional at The Breakers

28/01/2022 - Production News

USA – In 1926, The Architectural Forum hailed The Breakers as “one of the most magnificent, successful examples of a palatial winter resort.” Almost a century later, this description resonates as brilliantly and true as ever. Nestled on 140 acres of ocean-front property, the breathtaking Renaissance Revival hotel exudes luxury and elegance from every inch of its Italianate marble main hall and each of its 538 rooms.

Astera AX9 Power PAR is The One

28/01/2022 - Production News

UK - A special edition of BBC’s The One Show in Glasgow for the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference was broadcast live from the foyer of the BBC Scotland building on the banks of the River Clyde, featuring an eye-catching set designed by Ali Mills and constructed from recycled materials, which was lit using Astera’s new AX9 PowerPARs.

Powersoft confirms attendance at rescheduled ISE 2022 show

28/01/2022 - Event News

Spain – Following ISE’s decision to postpone this year’s event to May, Powersoft has confirmed that it will be attending the rescheduled show in Barcelona to showcase Dynamic Music Distribution and Mover as a solution for haptic applications.

ShowNET laser API available

28/01/2022 - Equipment News

Laserworld has released the API for direct communication of applications with its standard laser mainboard ShowNET, which is core to many laser systems in the market now. ShowNET is an intelligent laser mainboard, that provides laser systems with a multitude of control features, like stand-alone operation, DMX, ArtNET, ILDA Streaming, but also direct computer control via LAN.

ETC CUE conference scheduled for 17 February

28/01/2022 - Event News

Worldwide – Over 1,200 people representing more than 60 countries around the world have already registered for ETC’s 2022 CUE conference. This 24-hour event is slotted for 17 February and starts in Asia at 11:00am HKT with a keynote address from ETC’s vice president of marketing, David Lincecum. This is followed by the European sessions which take place from 10:00am to 5:00pm GMT. ETC staff and other industry experts follow with a series of sessions over the course of the day in multiple time zones and multiple languages including French, German and Russian. The conference wraps up in North America at 5:00pm CST.

Alcons in the World’s Most Beautiful Cinema

28/01/2022 - Project News

The Netherlands – October saw the Pathé Tuschinski in Amsterdam celebrate 100 years of being the Netherlands’ most prestigious cinema. Described in 2021 as ‘the most beautiful movie theatre in the world’ by Time Out magazine, the centenary was marked with a special programme throughout the month, including classic film screenings. Despite its long history, Pathé Tuschinski is a thoroughly 21st century cinema, with Alcons Audio pro-ribbon systems installed in the iconic main auditorium and second screen.

Nothing But Thieves tour with multiple effects from GLP

28/01/2022 - Production News

UK – Essex-based rock band Nothing But Thieves recently completed a UK headline tour, with experienced LD Sam Tozer (of Vision Factory) masterminding their stage look, having been brought in to create a new style. He was working alongside lighting director Ryan Dennett and production manager Andrew Sweeney.

Chauvet Professional and multi-media systeme Create Magic at the Rulantica Water World

27/01/2022 - Project News

Germany – Before the opening of the Rulantica Water World in November 2019, the largest German theme park Europa-Park generated publicity by releasing a virtual 3D rendition of the massive attraction online. The platform was widely praised for its realism, but nothing could have prepared guests for the experience of visiting this impressive 32,600m² water world, which is located close to Europa-Park, on the edge of Germany’s Black Forest.

Guildhall School music students gain industry experience with state-of-the-art broadcasting technology

27/01/2022 - Production News

UK – Guildhall Studio Orchestra gains leading industry experience of the School’s ground-breaking streaming and broadcast technology during the Guildhall Studio Orchestra Celebrates Motown concert.

Canada Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai immerses visitors in dynamic visuals with help from Christie projection solutions

27/01/2022 - Production News

UAE – Christie 1DLP laser projectors are engaging guests with stunning visuals in the Canada Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The 1,364 square metre (14,681 square foot) pavilion, located in the Sustainability District, welcomes guests with art installations, an interactive light and sound experience, and a 360-degree theatre.

Atomic Professional Audio Invests in Ayrton Perseo-S Fixtures and Rings in the New Year with Perseo at Burlington, Vermont Celebration

27/01/2022 - Production News

USA – Atomic Professional Audio, Inc. in North Clarendon, Vermont has invested in Ayrton Perseo-S fixtures and put them to work on a New Year’s Eve event held in Burlington. Perseo-S is the first compact, multi-function luminaire with an IP65 rating developed by Ayrton for intensive outdoor use. ACT Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America.

Proteus helps fulfil Lightswitch design for “Enchanted Forest of Light” at Descanso Gardens

26/01/2022 - Production News

USA – For years now, Lightswitch has relied on Elation’s award-winning IP65 Proteus line to add dynamic flair to “Enchanted: Forest of Light” at Descanso Gardens in Southern California. For the recently completed 2021 iteration, the visual design group upgraded to Proteus Maximus and Proteus Lucius luminaires to add power and reimagine portions of the popular winter night time experience.

ISCVE welcomes everyone back for ISCVEx in March 2022

26/01/2022 - Event News

UK – The Institute of Sound, Communications and Visual Engineers (ISCVE) has announced its annual seminar and exhibition event ISCVEx 2022 is going ahead as planned for Wednesday 23rd March 2022 at Coombe Abbey Hotel near Coventry in Warwickshire. ISCVE’s Members’ Day and Annual Networking Dinner will also go ahead on Tuesday 22nd March, at Coombe Abbey Hotel.

Genelec Aural ID plug-in delivers the ultimate in personalised headphone monitoring

26/01/2022 - Equipment News

Genelec has now made its Aural ID software technology available in an easy-to-use DAW plug-in format. As well as providing extra features and more flexible purchasing models, the new Aural ID plug-in integrates smoothly into every audio professional’s workflow, delivering a more truthful, reliable and completely personalised headphone listening experience, from stereo to immersive.

Allen & Heath SQ-5 a Game Changer for EES and The Yes-Ja! Band

26/01/2022 - Production News

EES, aka Eric Sell, is a Namibian artist with German roots. Having released nine studio albums in Africa, EES and his backing band, The Yes-Ja! Band, rose to prominence in Germany after winning the X-Factor in 2018 with a blend of Kwaito, African House, Afro Pop and Afro-Reggae.

Eric ‘EZ’ Wade: Easing into a New Partnership with Entec

26/01/2022 - Production News

UK – Eric ‘EZ’ Wade (pictured), who runs production management company, EZ Services, has been touring UK theatres and clubs with the currently hottest rapper, Little Simz, with active support from sound system supplier, Entec Live.

Venues Ōtautahi Invests in Robe

26/01/2022 - Project News

New Zealand – Venues Ōtautahi manages five busy venues in Christchurch, New Zealand including the city’s premier sporting, convention and entertainment hubs, among them Christchurch Town Hall of the Performing Arts which has recently invested in Robe ESPRITE moving lights.

TSL invests in Ayrton Perseo Profile

26/01/2022 - Production News

UK – Lighting and rigging equipment and services specialist, TSL, has a diverse portfolio of clients across the live events industry. With an impressive remit that encompasses music, theatre, corporate, sporting and e-sport events, the need for reliable, versatile lighting fixtures to handle this varied field of activity is paramount.

Showlight 2023 – Showlight to return in 2023

26/01/2022 - Event News

France – Showlight has announced that plans are underway to reinstate Showlight 2023 which, after a two-year postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is now scheduled to take place between 20-23 May 2023. The venue for this much-loved lighting quadrennial will be the Théâtre Municipal in Fontainebleau, near Paris, France, the original destination for the postponed 2021 event.

Bandit Lights up Bicentennial Park for Nashville New Year’s Eve

26/01/2022 - Production News

USA – Music City bid farewell to 2021 with Nashville’s annual free New Year’s Eve celebration. Crowds poured into Bicentennial Park as Bandit Lites supplied Chris Lisle Lighting Design with more than 330 fixtures to light several areas of the site, including all public entry points, major walkways, key focus points, and the iconic music note tower. Fixtures chosen consisted of Chauvet COLORado Solo Battens, Elation Proteus Maximus, Elation Proteus Hybrids, Elation Proteus Rayzor 760, Elation SIXPAR 100 and Elation PALADINS.

Chauvet Professional Helps Patrick Dierson and The Activity Create Big Looks for iHeartRadio ALTer EGO

25/01/2022 - Production News

USA – Tickets for the first iHeartRadio ALTer EGO concert of 2022 were gobbled up by eager fans within 20 minutes of going on sale. A thrilling response, no doubt, for producers Diversified Production Services, Firehouse Productions, and All Access Staging and Productions, as well as everyone else associated with the event, but one that also necessitated some adjustments to the stage design.

Powersoft US relocates to bigger HQ and appoints new BDM for the Americas

25/01/2022 - Business News

USA – Outgrowing its previous US headquarters, Powersoft has moved offices to a larger and more suitable space in Flanders (New Jersey) for the increasing requirements of the company. This expansion is further supported by the appointment of Sara Schiffler as the new business development manager for the Americas.

MDG ATMe haze generators transform the experience in London’s Royal Albert Hall

25/01/2022 - Project News

UK – Situated on the edge of London’s Kensington Gardens, the Royal Albert Hall – that internationally respected bastion of music – continues to mark its 150th anniversary through special events to the end of 2023.

Korea’s Ingang Audio adds Optocore and BroaMan to distribution portfolio

25/01/2022 - Business News

Korea – After working on many projects using Optocore solutions in the past, Seoul-based Ingang Audio Co has been formally appointed as new South Korean distributor for Optocore and associated brand, BroaMan, with immediate effect.

Significant shortages and delays put Live Events at risk

25/01/2022 - Business News

UK – PLASA, the lead association for the entertainment technology industry and #WeMakeEvents, the global campaign to save live events, have published a detailed global survey report on the current position and future recovery of the live events industry.

4Wall adds Elation Artiste, Proteus, Smarty and more to rental inventory

25/01/2022 - Production News

USA – Leading full-service lighting, video and rigging company, 4Wall Entertainment, has added a number of Elation lighting products to its rental inventory across its US locations, acquisitions that included Elation’s award-winning Artiste, Proteus and Smarty series luminaires, as well as other products.

KV2 debuts powerful, large format ESM312 stage monitor

25/01/2022 - Equipment News

The ESM312 is the latest, and most powerful, addition to KV2 Audio’s range of high-quality stage monitors. Aimed at large scale stage monitoring applications, the ESM312 is a very high output full-range low profile three-way, passive monitoring solution. With two bass reflex-loaded 12” neodymium woofers, a single horn loaded 6” mid-range woofer and a 1” compression driver in a compact, elegant Baltic birch cabinet, the ESM312 is truly one of the most impressive monitoring solutions on the market today.

Martin Audio WPC Specified for Upgraded Splas Resom

25/01/2022 - Project News

Korea – Back in 2018 South Korean construction company Hoban Co. began moves to take over Resom Resort from its creditors at a cost of $224 million after being named as the preferred bidder. Resom owns three resorts in Chungcheong Province in Korea, including Splas Resom, a membership spa resort and Forest Resom, situated in a dense tree forest, which seeks to provide healing through nature and water.

Industry Icons Give ‘Thumbs Up’ to Bryant’s Mic Pre Choice

24/01/2022 - Project News

UK – Artist, producer and drummer, Terl Bryant has added an ASP880, eight channel mic preamp to his studio, taking advice from some music industry greats. “When I was exploring options for my set-up, I really got into studying the spec of everything out there,” he explains. “Producer friends Steve Levine (Culture Club), Cameron Craig (Adele) and Nik Fairclough (Northwind, Durban SA) were all super helpful with pointers. Each gave the thumbs up with my decision to go for the Audient ASP880.”

Sarah Brightman Soars with Help from Dedicated Design Team and ChamSys

24/01/2022 - Production News

USA – The Music Center at Strathmore is a modern glass and steel multi-disciplinary arts space. Well-appointed with excellent acoustics, it is like many other performance venues in American suburbs. But last month, this fairly typical space became, in the words of one critic, “a heavenly place to be.”

New Pixel products from Showtec

24/01/2022 - Equipment News

Showtec has introduced six new items within its line of Pixel products for dressing up venues. The Pixel Panel 1024 is a 64x16 RGB LED-matrix panel, the Pixeltube 32 and Pixeltube 16 are RGB LED tubes with black frosted covers, and the Pixel Bubble 75 set is an RGB-LED-ball matrix with five strings, which can be extended up to six metres each with Pixel Bubble Extension Strings. They are excellent additions to rental and stage applications. The Pixel Dot is a single 3W RGB LED intended for, but not limited to, fixed ceiling installation. All of them offer individual pixel control, meaning each pixel can be adjusted independently, even within the Pixel Panel 1024.

VST3 Plug-ins Come to Dante-Based Audio Systems with Yamaha’s Revolutionary RUio16-D

24/01/2022 - Equipment News

Yamaha has launched the revolutionary RUio16-D/VST Rack Pro solution, which allows users to add VST3 plug-ins to any Dante-based audio system and is small, light and rugged enough to be part of every sound engineer’s toolkit.

“Easy transition from grandMA2 to grandMA3”: Walnut Hill Community Church trusts in MA

24/01/2022 - Project News

USA – Walnut Hill Community Church located in Connecticut, USA, provided a combination of both in-person and online weekend services to their five campus congregation. The central campus in Bethel, CT, has invested in top level production values and technology, which includes the purchase of a grandMA3 compact XT lighting console which is running with grandMA3 software.

First FORTES in Norway

21/01/2022 - Project News

Norway – The first Robe FORTES in Norway were delivered to Den National Scene (the National Theatre) in Bergen, one of the country’s oldest permanent theatres, where they joined Robe ESPRITES that were another recent investment.

New Year and new colleagues join the Follow-Me team

21/01/2022 - People News

The Netherlands - Victor Petitjean is a French software developer, living in the Netherlands for five years. He received his Master's degree at the Institute of Optics in Bordeaux, France, in Optical Engineering and Computer Graphics. He then moved to the Netherlands to work in research and development at Delft University of Technology and Siemens Software. Victor joins Follow-Me combining his love for concerts and shows with his technical knowledge of optics and thus lighting: “I’m excited to finally discover the secrets behind the scene and to do my best to make show lighting even better!”

IPS Creates Stellar Setting for Dune Premiere with Chauvet Professional

21/01/2022 - Production News

UK – Spice, the mystical matter found on the planet Arrakis in the film Dune, possess some incredible powers, such as enabling travel at speeds faster than light. But even this potent substance, as impressive as it is, was apparently no match for London’s rain.

MGX Studios use disguise to drive a virtual production commercial with Formula 1 and Autonomy

21/01/2022 - Production News

Turkey – To advertise the launch of the Istanbul Financial Center (IFC) in January 2022, Istanbul film production company Autonomy partnered with auto racing’s Formula 1 on a dynamic commercial featuring virtual production by MGX Studios and powered by the disguise Extended Reality (xR) workflow.

Allen & Heath’s dLive in Monitor World for AnnenMayKantereit Tour

21/01/2022 - Production News

Germany – I t’s safe to say that German three-piece AnnenMayKantereit (AMK) have come a long way since their days as buskers on the streets of Cologne in the early 2010s. In support of their fourth studio album, 12, the band recently embarked on a small tour of large venues in their homeland, their first live dates since the start of the pandemic.

Moving house!

21/01/2022 - Project News

UK – Thomas Heatherwick’s Materials House was commissioned by the Science Museum in London as an exhibit to show “everything that anything can be made of” for the Challenge of Materials gallery. The idea was that, instead of prioritising any one material to make the House from, and then exhibiting small samples of all the other materials within it, the studio chose to make the House itself from all of the materials.

Elation KL Panel meets Olympic standard for curling qualification

21/01/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – The Olympic Qualification Tournament in curling took place in the Netherlands in December and the ice has never looked better thanks to MHB AV and Elation’s tunable Kl Panel LED soft lights. Held at the Elfstedenhal sports complex in the town of Leeuwarden, a professionally illuminated surface of the highest standard was a must for the Olympic qualifying event.

London’s Permanent Virtual Production Studio, Studio 19, Opens at Royal Lancaster London

21/01/2022 - Project News

UK – 4Wall’s Studio 19, London’s permanent virtual production studio, is now open on the 19th floor of luxury hotel Royal Lancaster London in Central London.

GLP Air Domes and Rain Covers protect LEC’s festival lighting in Chicago weather

21/01/2022 - Production News

USA – When the state of Illinois eased its stringent lockdown rules and Chicago’s busy outdoor events schedule resumed, one person who was primed and prepped was Matthew Brotz, who runs locally based LEC Event Technology.

Fumasoli Audio & Lights Rental Chooses Adamson

20/01/2022 - Production News

Italy – Fumasoli Audio & Lights Rental recently invested in 24 x S7, four S118, and four PC5 from Adamson Systems Engineering, after more than 30 years at the forefront of live music in Italy.

Stage Audio Works announces new, dedicated distribution company, AV Distribution

20/01/2022 - Business News

South Africa - In a move to streamline operations and delineate specific roles and functions better, South African professional audio, AV and broadcast specialists Stage Audio Works has launched AV Distribution, a new company dedicated to managing those markets chiefly served through a reseller/integrator channel. Anything that is project-based will remain the remit of Stage Audio Works. The executive and management teams of the Stage Audio Works group remain unchanged and the company continues to invest in the market with the ongoing development and expansion of local manufacturing under its Stage Plus and Pixel Plus brands.

Keith Hoagland Sets Stage for Lainey Wilson with Chauvet Professional

20/01/2022 - Production News

USA – According to the neurologists and psychologists who study such things, dreams rarely last longer than 45 minutes. Most are typically much shorter. That is, of course, for the type of dreams people have at night.

AV Stumpfl appoints Jan Walter as global business development manager, screens

20/01/2022 - People News

Austria – The Austrian family company AV Stumpfl recently announced the creation of a new management position in its screens sales department. On 1st January, Jan Walter joined the team as global business development manager, screens.
Walter began his AV industry career as a field application engineer and recently worked as a senior regional sales manager for an internationally known technology manufacturer.
The focus of his new role will be expanding AV Stumpfl's international projection screens distribution network

Martin Audio Japan Moves Outdoors for Previously Postponed WP Series Demo

20/01/2022 - Event News

Japan – Martin Audio Japan (MAJ) recently staged an outdoor showcase demo at the ancient ruins of the Ama Site Park in Takatsuki, Osaka.

Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 Wireless Microphone System supports Cirque du Soleil to come back from an extended hiatus, drawing audiences back to the Big Top

19/01/2022 - Production News

USA – Cirque du Soleil has been delighting and mesmerising audiences every year since its founding in 1984. The Company’s highly theatrical and acrobatic touring performances, known around the world for their dramatic creativity, imaginative storylines and audience engagement, are also recognised for their no-compromise production values from sound and lighting, to costumes and stagecraft. In March of 2020, Cirque’s touring operations were brought to an abrupt halt with the onset of the pandemic.

Main Light, South to Open in Nashville this Spring

19/01/2022 - Business News

USA – In early April 2022, Main Light, LLC, a pre-eminent dry hire rental partner, will be opening a new facility in Nashville, TN. The new 70,000 sq. ft. Main Light, South shop under the direction of Main Light general manager, Randy Mullican, will be located at 12630 Old Hickory Blvd, Antioch, TN. Locally, Main Light, South will be led by rental account manager, Cathie Berbena Lloyd and operations manager, Jim Gregory. This will expand Main Light’s operations to a third location, joining Main Light, East in Wilmington, DE and Main Light, West in Las Vegas, NV.

Pearl Technology Deploys Award-Winning First United Methodist Church AV Upgrade

19/01/2022 - Project News

USA – Peoria, Illinois is home to the fast-growing First United Methodist Church (FUMC). The vibrant and forward-looking congregation turned to veteran technology and IT services company Pearl Technology in a recent system upgrade which spanned their video production studio, recording studio, podcast studio and sanctuaries, centred around the Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system and ME personal mixing system.

Connection Pointe Christian Church Creates Lighting Renewal with 100+ Chauvet Professional

19/01/2022 - Project News

USA – Even in the midst of the long, cold days of the pandemic, the spirit of hope and renewal glowed brightly. One such example can be seen quite vividly at the 183-year old Connection Pointe Christian Church outside Indianapolis, where a refurbished lighting rig and a fresh approach to design have brought a new level of immersion and engagement to services.

Outdoor Digital Productions appointed Official Supplier of Birmingham 2022 Festival Live Sites

19/01/2022 - Production News

UK – Outdoor Digital Productions (ODP), a collaborative enterprise between ADI, JA Productions and Outdoor Places Unusual Spaces (OPUS), has been chosen to deliver the official Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Festival Live Sites. Combining their expertise in live production, innovative event technology and cultural programming, ODP will create unique and inclusive Live Site experiences that inspire and amaze spectators during the Games, fusing cultural, sporting and digital elements.

Elation welcomes back Esteban De La Torre to US sales team

19/01/2022 - People News

USA – Elation Professional is extremely pleased to welcome back Esteban De La Torre to the Elation Professional US sales team in a new position of channel market manager – west.

Robe Helps the Cogétama Ballet Story Unfold

18/01/2022 - Production News

Belgium – The grace and fluidity of dancer’s movements were enhanced by an equally elegant light show designed by Koen De Clerck for “Cogétama” a special choreographed ballet work created and produced by Glen Lambrecht Productions, commissioned by the Municipality of Aalter. It was staged at the City Hall Auditorium of Aalter in Belgium and played 12 completely sold-out performances.

Vice President Mike Golden Celebrates 40 Years at Bandit Lites

18/01/2022 - People News

USA – During Bandit Lites Annual General Meeting, vice president Mike Golden was honoured for his four decades of service. Michael T. Strickland shared how he came to know Golden, recounting a classic photo from the Bandit archives that feature a crew of young men standing in a parking lot. Strickland is on one end sporting an orange Kenny Rogers crew shirt, while at the end stands Golden, arms folded, in a plaid button down. Golden had jumped in the photo at the last minute.

PMC Appoints Serious Music as its Caribbean Distributor for Studio Products

18/01/2022 - Business News

The Caribbean – PMC has announced the appointment of Serious Music as its new distributor in the Caribbean, covering territories such as Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. The company will represent PMC’s entire Studio products range, including its recently introduced compact near-and midfield monitors.

The University of Kansas Upgrades its Neve Genesys Black Console

18/01/2022 - Project News

USA – Five years after installing a Neve Genesys Black G32 console in its film and media studies department, the University of Kansas has made its desk even more powerful by installing two eight-channel Neve dynamics cards.

Hog 4 in control for The Big New Years & Years Eve Party

18/01/2022 - Production News

UK – Viewers were treated to a musical extravaganza hosted by British musician Olly Alexander in the form of BBC One’s The Big New Years & Years Eve Party. Filmed at London’s Riverside Studios, the two-part concert included guest performances from pop superstar Kylie Minogue and the legendary Pet Shop Boys. The show included a pause for the countdown to midnight and footage of London’s Big Ben ringing in the new year before the action headed back to the show as Olly and friends continued the party.

Alistair Smyth joins zactrack International as Brand Manager: A veteran of the industry

18/01/2022 - People News

zactrack has announced that Alistair Smyth, a long-time veteran of the industry, has been hired as brand manager. After earning a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering from Kingston University London, he worked for Vari-Lite, High End Systems, Christie Lites, A.C. Entertainment Technologies and Flashlight. Most recently, he was a technical sales advisor at Elation, where he was responsible for product demonstrations, sales support and technical communication.

DSL Strengthens its Martin Audio Portfolio with WPL and TORUS

18/01/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – Since being set up in the early 1980s by brothers Ad and Gert-Jan Gomes, DSL Geluids- & Lichtverhuur has grown steadily into a full-service supplier of sound and lighting in the Netherlands.

Nick Chang enlists Elation Artiste to lift Church of the City Christmas services

17/01/2022 - Production News

USA – Lighting director Nick Chang is one of the dedicated ones. Not only has he been on the road with the Kane Brown tour for the last four months, handling lighting on shows across America on the country-pop stars “Blessed and Free Tour,” the touring schedule allows him to travel back to his home town of Nashville where he oversees lighting for services and other events at Church of the City.

TV’s Gareth Malone Stays at Home with Audient Nero

17/01/2022 - Project News

UK – “This is a significant improvement,” declares broadcaster and choirmaster, Gareth Malone, describing the addition of the desktop monitor controller to his studio. “Before the Nero I had to switch speakers in my DAW and that was so cumbersome that I rarely bothered.”

Outline’s Groundbreaking WFIR Technology Recognised with Patent

17/01/2022 - Business News

Italy - Developed entirely in-house by its engineering team, the design of Outline’s Warped Finite Impulse Response (WFIR) filters is now protected by a domestic patent and will soon enjoy the same status internationally. Italian Patent N. 102018000003311 has been awarded to this remarkable innovation.

Sydney Drone Spectacular Sets New Vision

17/01/2022 - Production News

Australia – ELEVATE Sydney, a new festival held on 1-5 January, unveiled the largest drone display in the Southern Hemisphere. The ELEVATE SkyShow, lit up Sydney Harbour for the first time with 500 drones, revitalising people’s imagination in a time of uncertainty.

Electrosonic Announces Ewan Smith as its new Global President and Managing Director

17/01/2022 - People News

UK – Electrosonic Group has announced that Ewan Smith has been appointed the global group president and managing director effective 1st January, 2022.

Scaleable Install Range Gets Bigger – and Smaller – with Two New AHM Matrix Processors

17/01/2022 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has announced two powerful new audio matrix processors, AHM-32 and AHM-16, supported by the most comprehensive ecosystem of scaleable I/O, control and Dante solutions.

Yamaha Delivers The Sound of Japan’s Past, Present and Future in 時の河 Tokinokawa

14/01/2022 - Production News

UK – Throughout December and January, the British Film Institute (BFI) is hosting 時の河 Tokinokawa, a unique audiovisual installation inspired by the BFI National Archive’s moving images from early 20th century Japan. This artwork is the creation of UK media artists The Light Surgeons, with sound reproduction for the installation provided by Yamaha.

Black Coffee Gets a Robe Boost at Drumsheds Event

14/01/2022 - Production News

UK – Sculpting a fluid and kinetic visual collage aligned with the heartbeat and spirit of rave was a task lighting and environment designer Eran Klein relished for Black Coffee’s recent incendiary performance at Drumsheds in north London.

Astera Pixel Bricks for Bolesworth Castle Illuminated Trail Project

14/01/2022 - Production News

UK – Astera PixelBrick wireless battery-powered LED lighting fixtures proved a perfect solution for a major section of Bolesworth Christmas, a visually stimulating and fun illuminated trial experience staged at Bolesworth Castle, an impressive Grade II listed country house near Tattenhall, in Cheshire.

Chameleon Rental Lights Up Novi Sad for Doček with 175+ Chauvet Professional fixtures

14/01/2022 - Production News

Serbia – It isn’t surprising that a city on the Danube should mark the occasion of being named one of three European Capitals of Culture for 2022 with a “New Bridges” campaign. The name comes not only from the many majestic spans that cross the river at Novi Sad, but also for the region’s role in bridging different cultures and eras of history.

PPDS and NoviSign co-star to provide a show-stopping visual performance at the Beit Lessin Theater using Philips digital signage

14/01/2022 - Project News

Israel – As part of a historic move to a new state-of-the-art venue, the Beit Lessin, Israel’s most popular theatre, turned to PPDS to revolutionise the way it communicates with audiences both inside and outside its new auditoriums, with the installation of 25 high bright Philips digital signage displays.

Digital Cinema Collective Thrives with MultiDyne SilverBack Fibre Camera Adapters

14/01/2022 - Production News

USA – The entertainment professionals at Digital Cinema Collective say they create exceptional productions with a smile. Those smiles have broadened since adding SilverBack-V fibre camera adapters from MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Solutions to its live production model.

ROE Visual Japan Founded to Support Expansion Plans

13/01/2022 - Business News

Japan – ROE Visual has announced that its Japan-based subsidiary is fully operational. Following its global expansion plan, opening new subsidiaries is part of the sales strategy to have full-fledged sales and support bases close to the customer.

Chauvet Professional Adds Extra Energy to Tetrarch Show for Ryan Pervola

13/01/2022 - Production News

USA – “Lighting should be fun, especially when you have the chance to keep up with outrageous intensity!” So says Ryan Pervola. He ought to know too, having lit acts like GWAR in addition to his work as the L2 for Ring of Honor Wrestling.

Pulse Lighting Chooses Ayrton Dominos for Widespread Panic’s MEMPHO Debut

13/01/2022 - Production News

USA – American rock band Widespread Panic made its first MEMPHO appearance at the 2021 edition of the show where versatile Ayrton Domino IP65-rated LED profiles took the stage with the popular festival headliners. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive North American distributor of Ayrton lighting fixtures.

disguise and Moment Factory launch collaboration to drive innovative storytelling in live and broadcast events

13/01/2022 - Business News

Canada – disguise, the leading technology platform enabling visual experiences at the highest level, and award-winning multimedia production company, Moment Factory, launch a collaboration to combine their groundbreaking expertise in extended reality (xR) experiences and enable new storytelling possibilities in the music, live entertainment and broadcast industries.

Serving Up Gourmet Experiences at Kevin Fehling’s Table and Puzzle Bar

13/01/2022 - Project News

Germany – Nearly 30 years ago, Kevin Fehling set out on a journey to pursue his passion for food. Now a Michelin three-star chef, the result of many years of hard work is Hamburg’s The Table restaurant and its companion Puzzle Bar. Complementing their gourmet food and cocktails, the vision of Kevin and partner Dennis Ilies ensures that their ambience and customer experience are rated just as highly.

Pavilion Theatre Makes a Sound Investment in State-of-the-Art NEXO System

13/01/2022 - Project News

UK – Award-winning Pavilion Theatre, located on the waterfront of Rhyl in Wales, has recently upgraded its technology to match the same high standard as its award-winning performances (venue).

Monarque Maintains Atlas Group’s Continued Success with Martin Audio

13/01/2022 - Project News

USA – Baltimore-based Dynamic Sound Level has undertaken numerous projects with the Atlas Restaurant Group over the years, not only in their native city but also Houston, Florida and Washington DC. On each occasion, Martin Audio has been their preferred audio system.

Atlona Adds Scott Varner to North American Sales Team

12/01/2022 - People News

USA – Atlona has announced that Scott Varner will fill the role of regional sales manager, north-east recently vacated by Adam Griffin, who was promoted to director of sales and business development for North America. Reporting to Griffin, Varner assumes all sales and channel management responsibilities in the north-east and mid-Atlantic areas, effective immediately.

Anolis for Auditoria du Louvre Installation

12/01/2022 - Project News

France – Anolis Ambiane pure white and RGBW LED lighting fixtures have been installed at the 420-seat Auditorium du Louvre, an oak-panelled performance and presentation space designed by world-famous architect IM Pei within the Musée du Louvre complex in Paris.

Claypaky Sharpy X Frame: Small in Stature with a Big Punch

12/01/2022 - Equipment News

Adding to the family of the award-winning SHARPY fixtures, Claypaky introduces the SHARPY X FRAME multi-function luminaire. The SHARPY X FRAME takes the best features of the SHARPY line and integrates a four-focal plane shutter system in a lightweight, compact fixture. The unit’s source is the powerful 550W arc lamp that makes this fixture extremely bright and produces deep and vivid uniform colours (including an unmatched deep red).

Showgear Rain Domes keep moving heads dry

12/01/2022 - Equipment News

Showgear has introduced its new Rain Domes for moving heads. The Rain Domes allow users to safely deploy indoor fixtures in wet conditions. Two platform sizes and three transparent sleeves are available to accommodate many different moving heads and fixtures.

More Chroma-Q Space Force Land at Pixipixel

12/01/2022 - Production News

UK – Independent London-based camera and lighting equipment rental house, Pixipixel, has recently invested in even more Chroma-Q Space ForceTM octo LED soft lights.

Chauvet Professional Maverick Silens 2 Profile Finalist for Events Technology Inavation Award

12/01/2022 - Event News

Spain – For a product that operates in silence, the Maverick Silens 2 Profile from Chauvet Professional is speaking loudly throughout the entertainment and theatrical worlds. Having demonstrated its ability to provide impeccable colour consistency, output and overall performance without making a detectable sound at acclaimed venues like the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris and Hochschule für Musik Freiburg Baden-Württemberg, the fanless profile fixture was honoured last year with the PLASA 2021 Award for Innovation.

AV Stumpfl to present ALR screen systems, XR stage solutions and PIXERA four media server at ISE 2022

12/01/2022 - Event News

Spain – Austrian AV technology manufacturer AV Stumpfl will present its latest ALR (ambient light-rejecting) projection screen systems and the new PIXERA four media server hardware, as well as XR virtual production solutions, between 1 and 4 February at this year's ISE trade fair in Barcelona, Spain.

CS PROD adds Laser Projectors to Growing Digital Projection Fleet

12/01/2022 - Production News

UK – Projection mapping expert CS PROD, which is specialising in the creation of content related to history and heritage, has added to its growing digital projection fleet with seven additional M-Vision Lasers taking their total inventory up to a total of 20.

Stage Sound Services invests in R Series from EM Acoustics

12/01/2022 - Production News

UK – Cardiff-based Stage Sound Services is now one of the premier suppliers for the theatre and events industries in the UK and internationally. The company is also the single largest stockist of EM Acoustics equipment with well over 1000 pieces in its rental inventory. SSS has recently bolstered that inventory still further with the addition of six R10s and ten R8s from EM Acoustics’ award-winning flagship Reference Series range. The purchase also represents the first Reference Series delivery to a rental company.

Monumental 2021 Finale for Robe

11/01/2022 - Production News

France – The Monumental Tour, an innovative visual and musical performance which was the brainchild of French DJ and music producer Michael Canitrot and visual activists AV-Extended, played a truly spectacular final location at the end of November at the magnificent Chateau de Pierrefonds in the picturesque Oise region of France, north-east of Paris.

Ayrton Diablo – Lights that Don’t Go Wrong

11/01/2022 - Production News

UK – “For Mischief’s Magic Goes Wrong, it is the show that is comedy chaos on stage,” says its lighting designer, David Howe. “It must never be the lights that go wrong!”

St. Louis Muny Selects Allen & Heath AHM-64

11/01/2022 - Project News

USA – For over 100 years, The Muny has captured hearts and sparked imaginations through music and movement. The Muny, short for The Municipal Theatre Association of St. Louis, is an outdoor musical amphitheatre, located in Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri. The theatre seats 11,000 people with approximately 1,500 free seats in the last nine rows that are available on a first come / first served basis. Each summer, Forest Park is filled with the sights and sounds of Broadway, now powered via a pair of Allen & Heath AHM-64 audio matrices.

Paul Cook Powers Central London NYE Show with ChamSys

11/01/2022 - Production News

UK – In 1999 the Greater London Authority wanted to do something special to mark the arrival of the new millennium, so they hit upon the idea of creating a 20-minute pyrotechnic extravaganza complete with a “River of Fire” on the Thames. Millennial fever has faded into history, as has Y2K and the River of Fire idea, but happily, what remains of that venture has emerged as an extraordinarily popular New Year’s Eve tradition.

Vast Optocore network for The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, San Diego’s new outdoor waterfront venue

11/01/2022 - Project News

USA – Optocore North America has provided an extensive fibre optic audio network for The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, the San Diego Symphony’s new, state-of-the-art venue. Situated in San Diego Bay, the 10,000-capacity outdoor amphitheatre becomes the first permanent year-round waterfront concert and events space in the US to be operated by a symphony orchestra.

ALPD celebrates 60 years with 11 new fellows announcement

11/01/2022 - People News

UK – The ALPD has announced that for 2021, the year in which the association not only changed its name to reflect its membership better, but also the year in which it celebrated its 60th anniversary, 11 new fellows should join its membership for life.

Highlite Continues Collaboration with Vista College Students for Nieuwe Honden 2021

11/01/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – The Theatre of Vista College in Heerlen, The Netherlands, hosted the 11th edition of Nieuwe Honden. The student-run production featured a plethora of lighting fixtures, consoles and accessories and LED Screens from Infinity, Showtec and DMT.

edelmat. becomes Sixty82 reseller for Germany

11/01/2022 - Business News

Germany – SIXTY82 wishes to extend a warm welcome to its newest reseller for Germany: edelmat.

Martin Audio Announces 2022 Open Days

11/01/2022 - Event News

UK – Following the success of the Open Days in September 2021 the High Wycombe company will hold two product demos at its HQ on 8th and 9th March.

Matt Nettlefold Joins Audiologic as Business Manager

10/01/2022 - People News

UK – Audiologic has announced that after over 20 years at POLAR, Matt Nettlefold, joins the team as business manager.

Nashville Audio Engineer Finds Nero’s Sound Quality ‘First Rate’

10/01/2022 - Project News

USA – Nashville studio owner, Tim Dolbear has upgraded his monitor controller to Audient Nero at Eclectica Studio. “We wanted something that was reliable in both sound reproduction and longevity, and the Nero fits perfectly into that,” says Tim, also the chief audio engineer. He saw a ‘null test’ online, which compared the difference between the Nero and just using a straight line cable. “They completely nulled out which really intrigued me,” he said. Ever since his purchase, he can’t fault it. “The sound quality has been absolutely first rate and the routing is wonderful.”

Bigabox Productions Creates Wide Array of Looks for Sundown Festival with Chauvet Professional

10/01/2022 - Production News

UK – A spirited drum and bass performance by BRIT Award winners Rudimental marked the official end of this year’s Sundown Festival, but the buzz created by the three-day event lasted far longer with wildly inventive pictures and ebullient comments flooding social media. The euphoria was easy to understand, given that music fans were starved for live festival experience following the 2020 pandemic lockdown.

Ibiza Classics – the show that keeps on giving

07/01/2022 - Production News

Fans have become accustomed to seeing Ibiza Classics, the collaboration between DJ superstar Pete Tong and music conductor Jules Buckley leading the Heritage Orchestra each year in the run up to Christmas: it’s as familiar as Black Friday and frankly, a lot more entertaining. At a time of renewed uncertainty the tour’s return to the UK arena circuit this year is even more welcome.

Robe Adds Magic to Cinderella Panto Production

07/01/2022 - Production News

UK – The UK panto season is back with a big bang after waiting in the wings during 2020 as the country squared up to Covid-19, reigniting all things panto like slapstick comedy, toilet-brow innuendo, gaudy sets, psychedelic vibrancy and total craziness for which it’s known and appreciated, with lighting designers around the country delighted to be back working on this peculiarly English and highly expressive genre of performance.

Back Lounge to Present Free Workshops for Live Industry in Association with TPG

07/01/2022 - Event News

The Back Lounge founder and Tour Production Group (TPG) facilitator, tour manager Suzi Green (pictured), is spearheading a new series of free workshops for the live music industry.

Houben Souren and Elation make the grade on Dutch university auditorium upgrade

07/01/2022 - Project News

The Netherlands – Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands is one of the leading technical universities in Europe. The school’s auditorium, the heart of the campus where students attend lectures and presentations of all types, recently received a lighting upgrade of Elation luminaires specified and installed by AV company Houben Souren.

zactrack SMART Celebrates a Broadway First, Tracking Sound for “MJ The Musical”

07/01/2022 - Production News

USA – Sound designer Gareth Owen’s utilisation of a zactrack SMART automated follow system to track on-stage sound for “MJ The Musical” marks Broadway’s first implementation of zactrack integrated with d&b Soundscape. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of zactrack in North America.

Prism Sound’s Ultimate Collection Bundles its Popular Interfaces with Exciting Software Tools

07/01/2022 - Equipment News

Audio professionals who invest in high quality Prism Sound Lyra and Titan audio interfaces can now access one of the most powerful software bundles on the market by upgrading their purchase with the new Prism Sound Ultimate Collection.

Xytech Acquired by Banneker Partners, Leading Software-Focused Private Equity Firm

06/01/2022 - Business News

USA – Xytech, the leader in facility management software for the broadcast and media industries, has announced that it was purchased by San Francisco-based Banneker Partners, a leading software-focused private equity firm, on 30 December, 2021.

Chauvet Professional Helps The Lighting Design Group at New Year’s Eve Times Square Broadcast

06/01/2022 - Production News

USA – The millions of viewers around the world who tuned into ABC’s broadcast of New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest, enjoyed all the familiar sights of this iconic Times Square event. But for the team responsible for lighting the talent on the stand-up platforms during the show, ringing in 2022 represented a big departure from tradition.

Allen & Heath dLive Powers Biig Piig on UK Tour

06/01/2022 - Production News

UK – With a CV that includes work with artists such as Elaine Paige and SK Shlomo, and regular in-house work at Ronnie Scotts and the Royal Albert Hall, front of house engineer Matt Gush (pictured) has built an impressive track record since relocating to the UK from his native South Africa in 2007.

LarMac PROJECTS Produce UAE’s 50th National Day Celebration

06/01/2022 - Production News

UAE – LarMac PROJECTS brought its considerable experience in high-profile corporate live production to the UAE’s 50th National Day Celebration, a spectacle that charted the country’s history in the lead-up to its inception in 1971 and across the subsequent 50 years.

Scott Barnes Drives Hog 4 Rig and SolaHyBeam 3000s For Spider-Man: No Way Home

06/01/2022 - Production News

USA – Earlier this year, the filming of Marvel Studios’ newly released Spider Man: No Way Home found lighting programmer Scott Barnes once again firing up his trusty Hog 4 lighting control set-up, as well as bringing some new Hog 4 HPU Hybrid Processor units for the production. Well-known for his use of Hog 4 control on Marvel’s films and other movies, Barnes said he approached the shoot for No Way Home quite similarly as he has in the past, but with ‘the biggest addition and MVP of the show being the HPU processor’.

Animation Studio Chooses Large Format Audient Console

05/01/2022 - Project News

Turkey – A 48-channel ASP8024-HE was the console of choice for ISF Studios, one of the largest animation and production studios in the Turkish capital of Ankara. ISF Studios is responsible for Rafadan Tayfa, the country’s most popular children’s animated series with an audience of 3.5 million, as well as the original 2017 cinema film, Rafadan Tayfa: Dehliz Macerası which boasted 1.8 million admissions in the first weeks.

Vienna State Opera Invests in Robe FORTE HCF Moving Lights

05/01/2022 - Project News

The world-renowned Vienna State Opera House in Austria which is also home to the Vienna State Ballet, has invested in new Robe FORTE HCF LED moving lights and FORTE HCF followspots, selecting the high CRI LED engine option for these powerful fixtures which utilise Robe’s unique TE (Transferable Engine) technology.

Main Light Expands Inventory of GT Plus Truss Products from Tyler Truss

05/01/2022 - Business News

USA – Main Light has expanded its truss inventory with GT Plus truss from Tyler Truss. Both Main Light East and West now have the standard 10ft, 8ft, and 5ft lengths in stock in addition to bases, corners, Tyler’s Indexable Spigots, and necessary accessories. GT Plus truss features redesigned leg sleeves and locking leg collars that allow for smoother operation.

OZ Shows and Chauvet Professional Flow with Justin Quiles in Venezuela

05/01/2022 - Production News

Venezuela – The latest hit single from Justin Quiles “La Botella” has inspired a challenge among his legion of devoted fans that calls on them to dance to the rhythmic sways of this song with a bottle on their heads without having said bottle fall. While his fans may accomplish this feat with varying degrees of success, maintaining a sense of equilibrium seems to come quite naturally to this Puerto Rican born star, not only in his smooth moves on stage, but also in the way he balances different musical influences in his reggaeton sound.

Rigging Team has announced the appointment of Adrian Skelton

05/01/2022 - People News

UK – Independent rigging specialists, Rigging Team has announce the appointment of Adrian ('Ade') Skelton to the role of project manager at its Stevenage headquarters.

TSL Lighting invests in Elation Paladin

04/01/2022 - Production News

UK – TSL Lighting in the UK has invested in Elation Professional’s Paladin Cube, a compact LED floodlight with IP65 protection that marks the company’s first purchase into Elation’s extensive product range.

Cody James and ChamSys Flow with Atreyu on Baptize Tour

04/01/2022 - Production News

USA – Busking your way through an Atreyu tour requires many skills and attributes. High on that list is “flexibility.” That’s understandable, given the band’s penchant for weaving a galactic mix of different musical influences into their metal-driven sound.

Claypaky Fixtures Go Royal for Dynamic “Queen of the Night” Concert in Ukraine

04/01/2022 - Production News

Ukraine – In Ukrainian singer Olya Polyakova’s “The Queen of the Night” show, staged at Kiev’s Palace of Sports in October 2021, a large array of Claypaky lighting fixtures gave a dynamic, high-energy look to the concert and accented the royal design motif employed by the popular performer.

Versatile Ayrton Khamsin Shine for Designer Travis Shirley on the Pentatonix “Evergreen Christmas Tour 2021”

04/01/2022 - Production News

USA – Pentatonix, the three-time Grammy Award winning a cappella group, just wrapped up their 18-date “Evergreen Christmas Tour 2021” where 45 Ayrton Khamsin-S profile luminaires served as the main fixtures for the show. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America.

Dance America Productions Lights Dancesport with high-quality Elation lighting

04/01/2022 - Production News

USA – Dancesport is a growing discipline at all levels. From local dance competitions to a myriad of popular dance shows on television to its inclusion in the 2024 Summer Olympics, the world has clearly embraced dance as sport.

Iconic UK Venue The Brook Goes Green with GLS Lighting and Chauvet Professional

04/01/2022 - Project News

UK – A lot of music history has reverberated off the walls of The Brook, a former Victorian pub turned live performance venue. Bill Wyman has jammed on its tidy stage, so too have Billy Bragg and other legendary UK stars. Now a bit of the future is shining of its storied walls too, as GLS lighting has given the club an LED lighting upgrade with some 30 Chauvet Professional fixtures.

Pentatonix Celebrates Evergreen Tour with Travis Shirley and Bandit Lites

04/01/2022 - Production News

USA – Global super group Pentatonix (PTX) recently wrapped up their 18-date “Evergreen Christmas Tour 2021” with a lighting package supplied by Bandit Lites. Named for their latest album release, Evergreen, the three-time Grammy award winning group had a celebrated return to touring, bringing their festive Yuletide vocals to their fans.

Grace City Church Gets Concert Looks with Chauvet Professional

04/01/2022 - Project News

USA – Dominic Lopenzo doesn’t like to play favourites, but when it comes to the lights in his rig, he doesn’t hesitate to say that he is completely partial to beam fixtures, or more specifically the beam function in Chauvet Professional’s Rogue RH1 Hybrid.

“Dialog” Installation at Nobel Week Lights Stockholm Features Claypaky Xtylos Aqua Fixtures in Beautiful and Dramatic Display

04/01/2022 - Production News

Sweden – For the second straight year Nobel Week Lights Stockholm was presented as part of the city’s Nobel Prize celebrations from 4 to 12 December, 2021. “Dialog,” the installation by lighting designer Fredrik Jönsson, utilised 30 Xtylos Aquas, the IP-66 rated fixtures powered by Claypaky’s innovative and proprietary RGB laser source. Xtylos Aqua offers the same effects and features of the original Xtylos in a small and robust form factor designed for use outdoors.

Long Reach Long Riders 2022

04/01/2022 - Event News

The Long Reach Long Riders have announced their 2022 charity motorcycle ride. The 19th annual ride, “the Blue Ridge Ramble” begins on 18 June in Charlotte, North Carolina and returns to Charlotte on 24th June. The route meanders through North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia before turning north back to Charlotte. Along the way the riders will encounter some of the most scenic and exciting motorcycle roads in the east. The Tail of the Dragon, the Snake, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Cherohala Skyway are just a few of the roads the riders will experience over the seven-day ride.

Martin Hruška’s Queen Relived Powered with MagicQ MQ500M

04/01/2022 - Production News

Czech Republic – Shapes and patterns define our surroundings. Understanding them brings us closer to our world. So thought Euclid, generally considered the 'founder' of geometry, which literally means to 'measure the earth'.

Lakaz Creates Homey Vibe on Mauritius with Chauvet Professional

04/01/2022 - Project News

Mauritius – What’s in a name? When it comes to restaurants and clubs, sometimes not very much, other than a clever marketing phrase meant to entice customers. At other times, though a moniker can reveal something deeper and more meaningful about an establishment’s way of doing business. Such is the case at Lakaz.

Uncompressed image art made possible with PIXERA

04/01/2022 - Production News

Austria – The Austrian artist Mirjam Baker was born in Melk and trained at the Royal College of Art in London. She has been the recipient of multiple international awards in the areas of painting and animation art.

Proteus Excalibur launches as the 21st Century’s ultimate searchlight effect

04/01/2022 - Equipment News

The Proteus Excalibur from Elation Professional is a stunningly powerful IP65 beam moving head fixture set to assume the role as the lighting industry’s new 21st Century searchlight.