News Archive for November 2022

3500 Kelvin relies on Brompton processing technology for dynamic LED stage experiences

30/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Artists and technologists at Phoenix-based creative agency 3500 Kelvin help elevate film production and live and virtual event experiences with compelling, immersive content for LED display. The company operates Arizona’s largest virtual production LED volume, with more than 15,000 square feet of capture space. Its talents have been tapped by diverse industries including film, music, corporate, concert touring and experiential marketing. Behind the scenes, Brompton’s LED processor technology enables the team to showcase the highest quality visuals possible.

Clear-Com IP Systems Enhance ‘Smart City’ Initiative in Brazil

30/11/2022 - Project News

Brazil – For nearly four decades as a Clear-Com partner, Savana Comunicacoes Ltd. has provided Clear-Com technology for a wide variety of applications, including Broadcast, live events, corporate, house of worship and industrial projects.

Yamaha Delivers the Soundtrack for Spectacular Kamuy Lumina Enchanted Night Walk

29/11/2022 - Project News

Japan – From June through to November 2022, Kamuy Lumina, an immersive night walk at Lake Akan, is taking place in the Akan-Mashu National Park on the island of Hokkaido, Japan. A Yamaha audio system has helped to give visitors a taste of the indigenous Ainu people’s mythology in this impressive multimedia experience.

Def Leppard Hears it All with DMI-KLANG on The Stadium Tour

29/11/2022 - Production News

USA – The combined forces of two of hard rock’s most totemic bands, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe, turned this year’s The Stadium Tour into the biggest outing of either band's career and the biggest rock tour of the year thus far. With special guests Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts along for the journey, the trek sold 1.3 million tickets, according to Billboard.

Vari-Lite VL2600 orchestrates an ensemble of looks for Jools Holland

29/11/2022 - Production News

UK – The legendary Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra embarked on its Autumn 2022 UK tour in October, backed by a ‘big band’ lighting design by Paul Fairfield. His vision for the show swings from upbeat rock & roll large looks to smooth solo instrument keylighting using VL2600 Profile luminaires from Vari-Lite, the originators of the modern moving head and a Signify entertainment lighting brand.

Astera for PoliNation Project

29/11/2022 - Production News

UK – The city of Birmingham hosted the first PoliNations event, an epic and vibrant ‘urban oasis’ installation work that took over Victoria Square with stunning 40ft-high sculpted 'archicultural' trees and thousands of varieties of plants crafted into a unique setting that hosted a diversity of live events, experiences and performances. The forest celebrated the colour, existential beauty, delicacy and adaptability of horticultural life, telling stories of different species and their global journeys, movement and transformations, a fantastic metaphor for the energy and symbiosis that cultural diversity brings to any society.

Brand New Amare Project Invests in Robe T Series

29/11/2022 - Project News

The Netherlands – The brand-new Amare building is an arts, culture, and educational hub on the Spui in Den Haag, the Netherlands which opened last year at the heart of this lively capital city, after six years of construction. Built on the footprint of the old Lucent Danstheater, Amare is a new centre for excellence and houses the Dance and Music Center, The Hague Foundation, the Residentie Orkest, the Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) and the Royal Conservatoire.

HIVE Media Players chosen for Frameless, UK’s first permanent immersive arts experience

29/11/2022 - Project News

UK – A deployment of HIVE Player_3 4K and 8K media players have been selected for Frameless, London’s first permanent digital immersive arts experience.

Ayrton luminaires in tune with Les Fous Chantants 2022

29/11/2022 - Production News

France – Every year since 1998, the mass choir of Les Fous Chantants (The Singing Fools), has honoured French-speaking songwriters and composers – living or deceased – with a major choral concert devoted to their works. The musical programme generally includes 25 songs, including those of the guest artist that are sung with the choir.

Brit Row Celebrates 90s Nostalgia with Natalie Imbruglia

29/11/2022 - Production News

UK – This Autumn, Natalie Imbruglia embarked on a celebratory tour de force of her 1997 debut album ‘Left of the Middle’, the album that made her a global indie-pop star.

L-ISA Studio Now Available for PC

29/11/2022 - Equipment News

L-Acoustics has expanded the spatial sound possibilities for music creators with the launch of L-ISA Studio, the perfect object-based audio mixing tool for sound designers, producers and mixing engineers. L-ISA Studio brings the power and versatility of L-Acoustics LISA technology away from the studio to laptops so that sound creators can design immersive audio whenever, and wherever, they’re ready to create. L-Acoustics has now further expanded access to spatial mixing with the launch of L-ISA Studio 2.5, now compatible with any PC and Windows OS in addition to Mac and macOS computers. With unlimited free binaural output capability, L-ISA Studio 2.5 can be downloaded from the L-Acoustics website.

10cc Partner with On Air to Stream their ‘Ultimate Greatest Hits Tour 2022’

29/11/2022 - Production News

UK – Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc is one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure.

Speaking Spirit Ministries installs Wavefront Precision at new campus

29/11/2022 - Project News

USA – Speaking Spirit Ministries of Richmond, VA is a non-denominational Christian ministry, which in the space of nine years has expanded to three campuses, offering over 100,000 sq. ft of worship space.

TUS Athlone ‘absolutely thrilled’ with Audient ASP4816 console

29/11/2022 - Project News

Ireland – Calling it “the most wonderful learning and teaching tool” in a recent interview, programme lead Michael O’Dowd has nothing but praise for the ASP4816 installed at the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) Athlone Campus. Recommended by quite a few commercial professional engineers and academics in Ireland, who cited its “compelling price point, excellent quality and overall utility versus the other competition”, the desk continues to delight staff and students of the B.SC (Hons) in Music & Sound Engineering programme.

Adlib Invests in FORTE and RoboSpot Systems

29/11/2022 - Production News

UK – Leading UK rental and technical production company Adlib has invested in Robe FORTE moving lights and RoboSpot remote followspot systems to service its busy ongoing work schedule.

Brooklyn’s ‘Limitless AI’ harnesses Hippotizer to immerse visitors in vast video installation

29/11/2022 - Project News

USA – An army of Hippotizer media servers have landed in Brooklyn to feed vast amounts of visual data to 63 HD projectors inside ArtsDistrict Brooklyn’s Limitless AI immersive experience, filling the 10,000 square-foot main gallery space with a 360 degree video.

Jason Baeri Evokes Moods in The Weeknd’s After Hours Til Dawn Tour with Chauvet Professional Fixtures from Solotech

29/11/2022 - Production News

USA – There is a peril to anticipating something too eagerly. The disappointment that can accompany such a long-awaited event, should it fail to meet expectations, can be “the root of heartache,” as Shakespeare wrote. The great bard’s warnings notwithstanding, however, it’s doubtful that any of the fans who excitedly packed North American arenas on The Weeknd’s 19-date “After Hours Til Dawn Tour,” had even the slightest regret.

Multi-platinum Recording Artist MAX Tours with SQ

29/11/2022 - Production News

USA – American pop artist Max Schneider, a.k.a MAX, has recently been on an autumn tour with performances all across North America. To mix the tour, audio engineer and Signal to Noise podcast host Kyle Chirnside opted for a dual Allen & Heath SQ set-up, with 48-channel SQ-5 consoles at both the front of house and monitor positions. Chirnside also added a DX168 16-input stagebox for expanded I/O.

Robe on Tour with Phoebe Bridgers

25/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Intelligent, enigmatic, and hugely talented, the music of Phoebe Bridgers has been captivating an ever-growing fanbase since her first album release in 2017, with lighting designer Spike Kienholz Inglis of Spike Design lucky enough to have been lighting the artist since those early days.

Brit Row Reflects on Supporting Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts

25/11/2022 - Production News

UK & USA – The untimely passing of Foo Fighters’ charismatic drummer, Taylor Hawkins, left the music industry in a state of shock, with some even speculating as to whether the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees would ever perform again.

India’s Sun Temple shines brightly with PIXERA

25/11/2022 - Production News

India – The village of Modhera in Gujarat, India, has been hailed as the country’s first village with round-the-clock solar power, delivering sustainable energy to more than 1,300 homes and government buildings.

BH audio does Puccini Honour with Lawo mc²36 All-in-One Console

25/11/2022 - Production News

Italy – Every year, opera lovers flock to beautiful Torre del Lago in the province of Lucca, Tuscany, located between the Tyrrhenian Sea and Lake Massaciuccoli, to revel in the sound of the annual Puccini Festival. Staged at the Gran Teatro all’Aperto Giacomo Puccini, the festival attracts around 40,000 attendees each year. Maestro Puccini himself who came here to compose and relax, wanted his operas to be performed in Torre del Lago. His dream came true in 1930 when his friends staged the first Puccini open-air opera with “La Bohème”.

HH Electronics Launches SP26 and SP48 Loudspeaker Management Systems

25/11/2022 - Equipment News

HH Electronics has announced the launch of its fully-featured SP26 and SP48 digital loudspeaker management systems.

RT Events Team Reflects Artist’s Vision at “Amazônia” with Chauvet Professional

24/11/2022 - Production News

France – “Through my work, I try to achieve perfect balance between light and dark.” Every lighting designer has been moved by this aspiration. These words, though, were not uttered by someone directly involved in lighting design, but by a visionary who has mastered the art of its creative soul twin: photography.

GUIL in Salvatore Ferragamo’s Spring Summer 2023 collection – and in their metaverse!

24/11/2022 - Production News

Italy – On Saturday 24th September, the prestigious Italian fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo held its Spring-Summer 2023 show at the Portrait Milan Hotel, a 17th-Century former seminary in Milan, a city that has long been the centre of Italian fashion and, by extension, of world fashion. The central courtyard of the splendid baroque building was covered with a layer of sand dyed in the same vivid red colour that is now the Ferragamo house colour, and which also filled the arches around the courtyard. The contrast between the classical location and the bright modernity of the clothes on view could not have been sharper.

Composer Edward White Installs PMC 6-2 Monitors In His West London Studio

24/11/2022 - Project News

UK – With more than 20 years’ experience as a composer and audio specialist, Edward Patrick White (pictured) knows the importance of creating arrangements and mixes that translate seamlessly between his own studio and a dubbing stage. Having the right tools for the job is critical, which is why he has recently changed his studio monitoring to incorporate a pair of PMC 6-2 nearfield monitors.

Televideo Appoints James Poole to its Management Team

24/11/2022 - People News

UK – Outside Broadcast company Televideo has strengthened its executive team with the appointment of James Poole to the role of chief operating officer.

ROE Visual at the Broadcast TechFest

24/11/2022 - Event News

UK – ROE Visual will participate in the upcoming Broadcast TechFest as a show sponsor, enhancing ROE Visual's growing involvement in the broadcast market. Having supplied LED-based solutions and GhostFrame technology to various broadcast-based projects, ROE Visual aims to raise more awareness for its broadcast-oriented offering.

Main Light becomes one of the first in the US to acquire Ayrton Zonda 9 FX fixtures

24/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Main Light increased its rental inventory of Ayrton lighting fixtures with the purchase of a large complement of versatile new Zonda 9 FX fixtures. The company currently has offices in Delaware, Tennesse and Las Vegas, with a fourth location coming February 2023 to Teterboro, NJ. Main Light has seen a steady demand for its Ayrton Perseo, Khamsin and Diablo fixtures, which were acquired during the past two years from ACT Entertainment, the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America.

Showtec supports Estopa’s Fuego Tour

24/11/2022 - Production News

Spain – Estopa, one of Spain’s most popular rock/rumba bands, have been touring the country for much of 2022. With many venues sold out, their Fuego tour has been a roaring success. Sixteen Showtec Sunstrips have been used as part of the lighting setup throughout the tour. They were supplied by Fluge Audiovisuales, who were responsible for the tour’s sound, lighting and AV equipment.

DiGiCo Quantum225 Consoles Get Sound for The Manhattan Transfer’s 50th Anniversary and Final World Tour Up and Running

24/11/2022 - Production News

USA – It’s a unique moment in the music-touring business right now. A combination of pandemic exigencies and shortages means tours often have to be ready to move at a moment’s notice. That was the case for the first week-plus of theatre dates in the Midwest to kick off The Manhattan Transfer's 50th Anniversary and Final World Tour. The Grammy award–winning vocal group was founded in 1969 and has explored a cappella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm and blues, pop music and more in that half-century span.

Premiere for GLP’s new ArenaLED System at the European Championships in Munich

24/11/2022 - Production News

Germany – Held every four years, the second European Championships took place this year in Munich, bundling together a variety of sports. While most of the competitions were held in the Munich Olympic Park, the beach volleyball and climbing competitions took place embedded within the impressive neoclassical architecture of the Königsplatz.

UAE’s largest fitness centre keeps up the pace with 200 Martin Audio speakers

24/11/2022 - Project News

UAE – Slated as the largest indoor health and fitness club in Dubai, offering world-class facilities over 75,000 sq. ft, the new Wellfit gym has been fitted out with a Martin Audio sound reinforcement solution.

Alcons Pro-Ribbon System Turns On Poland’s OFF Festival

23/11/2022 - Production News

Poland – Founded in 2006, OFF prides itself as being Poland’s most eclectic festival. Held in Katowice over three days during the summer, the 2022 event saw an Alcons system trusted with bringing a wide variety of music to the festival’s T Tent for the third year.

UP Helps Robbie Williams Celebrate 25 Years at the Top

23/11/2022 - Production News

UK – Universal Pixels (UP) was proud to provide kit and crew for Robbie Williams’ 25 Years of Hits tour, which visited arenas across the UK and Ireland in autumn 2022.

Elation Professional enjoys fantastic LDI 2022

23/11/2022 - Event News

USA – Elation expected a busy LDI 2022 based on pre-show buzz and the show certainly didn’t disappoint. The Elation booth was crowded from the minute the show opened on Friday at the Las Vegas Convention Center and lighting professionals continued to make their way to Booth #1142 to talk lighting and demo Elation, Obsidian and Magmatic products throughout the weekend. The Elation team was excited to be back at the show after a three-year hiatus.

New Christie Griffyn Series projector delivers 36,500 lumens in an industry-leading package

23/11/2022 - Equipment News

Christie has announced the launch of a new Griffyn Series projector: the Christie Griffyn 4K35-RGB pure laser 3DLP projector. The Griffyn 4K35-RGB is one of the smallest and lightest high-brightness RGB pure laser projectors available, delivering 36,500 lumens in an all-in-one compact design, weighing only 179lbs. (81kg.).

L-Acoustics Announces New Global Sales and Business Development Organisation

23/11/2022 - People News

France – L-Acoustics has announced the creation of a new sales organisation that allows the company to drive its ambitious vision to deliver exceptional audio experiences for audiences worldwide through constant technology innovation, product development and educational outreach. Renowned for creating the tools that deliver exceptional audio performance, the company is now poised to extend even more robust commercial support for global partners and clients across diverse markets and territories.

Pophouse Entertainment chooses Creative Technology as technical partner for Space Stockholm

23/11/2022 - Project News

Sweden – Located in the heart of Stockholm, Space is a digital culture centre created especially for the digital generation that combines the key ingredients of digital culture: gaming, music, content creation and digital know-how, all under one roof. With more than 400 gaming stations, a state-of-the-art event arena to host traditional and hybrid events, and creative areas spread across the multi-floor, 8,000m2 building, Space is a ‘go-to’ hub for collaboration and innovation. As technical partner to Pophouse Entertainment, in charge of the Space project, Creative Technology Systems Integrations (CT SI) supplied and installed a large quantity of AV technology throughout the centre, including LCD screens and media servers in the gaming section, high-end screens in the co-working area, and a massive AV installation in the event arena.

Main Light Becomes One of the First in the US to Acquire Ayrton Zonda 9 FX Fixtures

23/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Main Light increased its rental inventory of Ayrton lighting fixtures with the purchase of a large complement of versatile new Zonda 9 FX fixtures. The company currently has offices in Delaware, Tennesse, and Las Vegas, with a fourth location coming February 2023 to Teterboro, NJ. Main Light has seen a steady demand for its Ayrton Perseo, Khamsin and Diablo fixtures, which were acquired during the past two years. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America.

Prism Sound Helps Katara Studios Deliver Great Sound At The FIFA World Cup 2022

23/11/2022 - Production News

Qatar – Prism Sound audio conversion has played a key role in the creation of music for the opening and closing ceremonies at this year’s FIFA World cup in Qatar, all of which was recorded and mixed at Katara Studios in Doha. The company’s products were used extensively to ensure that all audio produced delivered the highest levels of clarity and quality.

Optimal Audio Appoints Alex Barrand

23/11/2022 - People News

UK – Alex Barrand has been appointed to the position of sales manager EMEA at Optimal Audio.

Compact dLive CTi1500 Handles Front of House and Monitors for Latin Grammy-Winning Artist Carla Morrison

23/11/2022 - Production News

USA – California-based audio engineer Jerry Lopez has been a dLive user since 2015. Over time, his appreciation for the Allen & Heath flagship has continued to grow. He now runs a rental and production house with several dLives called Jerry Rig Audio & Creative Solutions. “I own eight dLive systems,” proclaimed Lopez. “Allen & Heath really does things right, in terms of constantly updating with new features.”

BikeFest Spain gears up for ISE 2023

23/11/2022 - Event News

Spain – BikeFest, the fundraising cycle event, will return to Spain for a second year from 27-29 January 2023, cycling up to 400km towards ISE in Barcelona. By doing so, the BikeFest team will raise money for industry charity Backup Tech and create lasting friendships across the live events and AV industries.

Panasonic Projectors Help Frameless – The UK’s Largest Immersive Attraction – Set Art Free

22/11/2022 - Project News

UK – When the creators of Frameless, the UK’s largest digital immersive art experience, were planning their ambitious project to “set art free” at the 30,000 square feet venue in London’s Marble Arch, they knew that their choice of technology partner for the projection technology was going to be critical.

Alfalite ORIM Giant LED Screen is the Centrepiece of PLAZAMEDIA Hybrid World Cup Studio

22/11/2022 - Project News

Germany – A 132-square-metre LED wall from Alfalite, the only European manufacturer of LED screens, has been selected as the centrepiece for PLAZAMEDIA's new hybrid studio near Munich to broadcast all the FIFA World Cup matches from Qatar. The TV set will use camera tracking and multi-camera systems from Mo-Sys, also the Alfalite LED wall supplier for this installation.

MÜPA Budapest invests in Robe

22/11/2022 - Project News

Hungary – Művészetek Palotája (MÜPA) – Palace of the Arts – enjoys a commanding position on the shores of the Danube in Hungary’s vibrant capital Budapest and is a powerhouse for high quality arts productions. Its prestigious venues include the 1,700-capacity Bartok National Concert Hall and the festival theatre which accommodates 450 people.

Smarty Hybrids add tailored touch to Breaking Benjamin on co-headlining tour

22/11/2022 - Production News

USA – One of the 2000s most successful hard rock bands is Breaking Benjamin, whose guitar heavy sounds and powerful vocals delivered by Benjamin Burnley have endeared them to fans for two decades. The band teamed up recently with another iconic group, Alice in Chains, to co-headline a tour that also saw Bush on the bill as special guests.

Claypaky Xtylos and Mini Xtylos HPE Brighten the North American Leg of The Lumineers’ Brightside World Tour

22/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Lighting designer Ian Haslauer chose a large complement of Claypaky Xtylos and Mini Xtylos HPE fixtures for the North American leg of The Lumineers’ Brightside World Tour 2022.

Absen to Sponsor New Esports Industry Conference

22/11/2022 - Business News

UK – Absen, one of the world's leading LED display brands, has announced that it is sponsoring Discover:Esports which is taking place in Central Newcastle on 29 and 30 November. A unique two-day event, it is a great opportunity for individuals, businesses and brands to learn about the fundamentals of esports. The event will feature a variety of speakers and panel discussions, including Ross Burling, Absen’s industry development director for OOH and sports.

Showlight 2023 – Showlight 2023 Postponed

22/11/2022 - Event News

It is with great sadness that the Showlight committee announces the postponement of Showlight 2023. The popular quadrennial networking event was due to take place in Fontainebleau, France from 20th – 23rd May 2023.

Protec Launches New Brand Identity with Extensive Rebrand and Restructure

22/11/2022 - Business News

UAE – Protec has refreshed its brand with a new logo, richer brand colours, and a fresh new user-friendly website. Far from being a superficial change, this rebrand is the culmination of almost two years of reflection, research and carefully thought-out changes in structure, management, and processes. With the client experience driving the change, Protec is excited to finally present its new identity and is confident its modern, minimalist look and feel will resonate with its clients.

Audient Interfaces “never let us down” says WaterBear – The College Of Music

22/11/2022 - Project News

UK – Audient iD4s have been chosen for 36 individual workstations at WaterBear – The College of Music based in Brighton. A total of 343 on-site BA (Hons) students will get their hands on the two in / two out compact Audient interfaces during this academic year and resident sound engineer Lewis Dolan is happy to report that the interfaces have proved themselves both reliable and robust. “They are used day in and day out and have never let us down, they can clearly take quite a beating.
“Being able to have a good sounding DI/Hi-Z signal to track live bass or guitar is fundamental to our lessons and the iD4s provide just that,” he continues. Each iD4 is equipped with an Audient console mic preamp, class leading converters and a JFET instrument input, ensuring professional audio performance.

Captivate AV empowers King’s Church with KLANG and DiGiCo integration

22/11/2022 - Project News

Australia – King’s Church has teamed up with Captivate AV to enhance its worship experience with KLANG’s immersive in-ear mixing system coupled with DiGiCo S-Series consoles. Boasting several key locations across Australia’s Gold Coast, King’s Church encompasses a growing community of connected worshippers that regularly assemble for a variety of services and events. With a vast congregation, including multiple associated school campuses, the church is well-versed in employing high-tech AV solutions to amplify its message.

Micro line arrays can deliver more than just vocal clarity

22/11/2022 - Project News

USA – There is a school of thought that micro line arrays are only good for vocal applications. This misconception comes from the type of projects where such a sound reinforcement system usually excels. However, these small format cabinets can also deliver much more musicality than people expect.

D-Mines goes En Voyage with Claude Monet

21/11/2022 - Production News

Hong Kong – The work and creativity of one of the best known and most significant impressionist painters, Claude Monet, will attract all elements of art lovers in a radical new gallery concept presented in a special temporary venue erected at Hong Kong’s Xiqu Centre in the West Kowloon District.

Showtec and Infinity tour with Our Planet Live in Concert

21/11/2022 - Production News

Europe – Our Planet, the award-winning nature documentary series made for Netflix and narrated by David Attenborough, has been turned into a live show that is visiting several major cities in Europe including Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and London. Hosted by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price, the two-hour spectacle features highlights from the series shown on a giant 4K screen with live music being performed by an orchestra conducted by Robert Ames. Intelligent lighting by Infinity and Showtec enhance the entire experience.

Taylex Group Unveils Expansion as UK Events Economy Flourishes

21/11/2022 - Business News

UK – Birmingham-based, event services partner Taylex Group unveils its new look to mark significant post-pandemic growth and expansion of its event and exhibition services.

zactrack announces its new zactrack mini Tracking Solution

21/11/2022 - Event News

USA – The latest addition to the zactrack portfolio, zactrack mini has been unveiled at the LDI Show in Las Vegas. This newest tracking solution for tracking areas of 15 x 15 metres, now comes in briefcase size for easy transport and deployment by one person. It embraces the core zactrack values and puts this tracking solution in a smaller form factor with battery operated components and wireless connectivity for an even faster and easier setup. The user experience is at the heart of zactrack mini.

Fusion LX Lights “Science Fiction Voyage to the End of Imagination” with Help from Chauvet Professional

21/11/2022 - Project News

UK – “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere,” wrote Albert Einstein. Were he around today, even the great physicist himself would marvel at “Science Fiction Voyage to the Edge of Imagination,” an interactive exhibition of unlimited possibilities at the London Science Museum, which opened this October and runs through to May 2023.

FANTEK's New FANTEK Ring Makes its Debut at LDI Las Vegas

21/11/2022 - Equipment News

­USA – A simple solution that protects trusses from damage and scratches has been unveiled by FANTEK at the 2022 LDI show in Las Vegas.

Robe is Icy Cool for Twenty One Pilots Tour

18/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Maintaining that delicate balance between enigmatic, arty, alternative popularity and success, the much anticipated Twenty One Pilots “Icy” tour hit the road this summer, offering lighting designer Tyler 'Shap' Shapard the chance to produce an elegant and imaginative lighting design based on atmospherically engineering the mood and vibes – with many dramatic differences – for each song.

Massive Productions and Chauvet Professional Connect Burna Boy to Fans in Curaçao

18/11/2022 - Production News

Curaçao – Fans from Aruba, Bonaire and as far away as Suriname came to see Grammy winning singer Burna Boy at the Curaçao Festival Center on Friday 28 October, but they would have missed much of his supercharged performance if they kept their eyes fixed solely on the stage. World-famous for his rapport with fans, the Nigerian superstar wasn’t on the main stage that often, as he spent most of his time on the long catwalk, roaming among them during his 90 minute show.

Equipson Launches New Visualisation Software for LightShark

18/11/2022 - Event News

USA – Spanish manufacturer Equipson has launched LightShark RAY, an exciting new software addition to its popular LightShark range of DMX-based hardware lighting consoles.

DiGiCo Quantum 338 upgrades Belgian star’s marathon arena run

18/11/2022 - Production News

Belgium – Belgium’s treasured TV and music personality, Bart Peeters, has recently concluded a series of 26 sold-out concerts at Antwerp’s 8,000 capacity Lotto Arena, selecting DiGiCo’s Q338 console from the leading designer’s flagship Quantum range as the centrepiece, taking advantage of the elite range’s vast capacity and highly flexible architecture capable of catering for the accompanying choir and additional guest artists.

Leyard Europe leads the digital revolution at celebrated Glasgow museum

18/11/2022 - Project News

UK – Originally opened by the late Queen in 1983, Glasgow’s celebrated Burrell Collection museum was recently reopened by King Charles in one of his first engagements as monarch, following a six-year long, £68m refurbishment. With a bold focus on digital presence and interpretation, LCD screens from world-leading specialists, Leyard Europe, were paramount in the museum’s refit.

GLP’s FUSION X-PAR 12 Z IP65 spot: future- and weather-proofed for all applications

18/11/2022 - Equipment News

GLP has announced the worldwide availability of its new IP65-rated LED spot, designated the FUSION X-PAR 12 Z.

‘tonzauber’ Recording OB Van with Lawo mc²36 MkII Console

18/11/2022 - Project News

Austria – Those seeking a studio in Austria for ultra-high-quality recording of classical music inevitably come to the name “tonzauber”, and for good reason. The studio, whose name means “sound magic”, has gained a reputation for providing superior audio quality and expert engineering services for the performers who record there, which include not only classical performances but other musical genres from jazz to metal.

Bandit Lites Nominated for Pollstar 2023 Award

17/11/2022 - Event News

USA – Bandit Lites is thrilled to share that it has once again been nominated for the Concert Visuals Company of the Year at the 34th Annual Pollstar 2023 Awards. The awards will be held during the Pollstar Live! Conference at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, 21-23 February. The evening seeks to celebrate the concert industry’s top tours, artists, venues, executives, support companies and more.

Brit Row Delivers the Ultimate Live Sound Experience at Creamfields North Festival 2022

17/11/2022 - Production News

UK – Creamfields North returned to its Daresbury, Cheshire, home over the August bank holiday weekend treating eager revellers to three days of live performances from the biggest names in dance music: Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Alesso, Armin van Buuren and Carl Cox to name but a few.

Jo Campana chooses Ayrton Domino Profile for Ligabue tour

17/11/2022 - Production News

Europe – It was a quick sell-out for Ligabue's seven Italian dates at the spectacular Arena di Verona, followed by four more European concerts in Barcelona, Brussels, Paris and London.

A Summer Story with Showtec and Showgear

17/11/2022 - Production News

Spain – Since its inception in 2016, dance music festival A Summer Story has managed to attract the biggest names. Held over two days each June, Arganda del Rey (35km from Madrid) puts on a spectacular show for lovers of electronic dance music. The 2022 edition had four stages with the J&B stage, designed by Alex Cortés and Florin Hotnogun from Fluge Audiovisuales, using products by Showtec and Showgear.

Claypaky Achieves Key Milestone in its “CP Green” Sustainability Project

17/11/2022 - Business News

Italy – Claypaky Achieves Key Milestone in its “CP Green” Sustainability Project by Gaining ISO 14064-1:2018 Certification as the First Entertainment Lighting Company being certified in the Carbon Inventory Management System.

Event-Net GmbH and Creativsound Invest in Alcons LR24

17/11/2022 - Production News

Germany – Recently, Alcons Audio’s The Ribbon Network in Germany saw an impressive expansion of its rental pool with an investment of 32 double 12” LR24 mid-size line array systems by Creativsound in Berlin and Event-Net GmbH in Halle / Saale. Together with ILS Medientechnik GmbH from Leipzig, the three co-operating partners support each other by renting out Alcons sound systems via The Ribbon Network.

ROE Visual Features at AHA|SA Awards for Excellence

16/11/2022 - Production News

Australia – The 2022 AHA|SA Awards for Excellence was held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on 18th October. Celebrating the vibrant hotel industry in South Australia, this annual event awards hotels with outstanding service and facilities. Novatech Creative Event Technology supplied full production, including the video equipment for the awards, using ROE Visual’s Vanish series as the main focus of the room and Carbon panels for the side screens.

Doornroosje Makes new Robe Investment

16/11/2022 - Project News

The Netherlands – Busy and vibrant live music venue, Doornroosje, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, has invested in more Robe moving lights for its two main performance halls, which are action-packed with a full programme – currently staging around double the number of pre-covid shows such is the demand – making up for down time during the pandemic.

ChamSys Makes Room at LDI

16/11/2022 - Event News

USA – If the past is indeed prologue, then ChamSys should be very busy at  LDI this year. Nevertheless, the company has ensured that booth 2243 will be a bit roomier, by showcasing a group of space-saving on-the-go control solutions.

2022 – Great to be back!

16/11/2022 - Production News

Belgium – Belgium-based international show, visual and production design studio Painting with Light has enjoyed a busy summer and autumn back to full speed working on a wide range of cool and interesting projects and events embracing theatre, television and live broadcast.

50 years of ORF’s Vorarlberg broadcast studio with GLP

16/11/2022 - Production News

Germany – On 5th November, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) broadcast its anniversary programme Ghörig – Party, Celebrities, Major Hits, 50 Years of ORF’s Vorarlberg Studio. The show, moderated by Inés Mäser and Norbert Oberhauser and directed by Nikolai Dörler (KSR Filmproduktion e.U.), was recorded in September in Studio 3 of the Vorarlberg studio in Dornbirn.

Genelec fortifies World of Wine with immersive sound

16/11/2022 - Project News

Portugal – The New Cultural District in Porto, known as "World of Wine" (WOW), comprises a cluster of museums, restaurants and bars that form an immersive journey through the region’s port production heritage. WOW’s management team decided they wanted to install a comprehensive, premium audio system to guide people through the various exhibits and deliver the immersive soundscapes that help make the venue unique. Genelec loudspeakers were a natural choice, providing their trademark combination of studio-quality sound, flexibility and reliability.

The MIS modular interface system available now as 12 channel system

16/11/2022 - Equipment News

The KLOTZ modular interface system, MIS, has been successfully used in the market for many years. The structural basis of the MIS is the robust 19" module frame. On a width of 19" (84 HP), various 2 RU MIS modules can be mounted as desired, both at the front and at the rear.

Rock the House Entertainment Group covers fest to festival with scaleable Elation lighting

16/11/2022 - Production News

Rock the House Entertainment Group is a growing, Cleveland-based entertainment and production company with national reach. They cover several core segments from Fortune 100 company annual meetings, over the top social events such a Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, weddings and high-end celebrity gatherings, as well as national headlining acts and major music festivals. Founded in 1999, the company has expanded into several vertical markets over the course of its history and has consistently relied on Elation lighting the last 15 years to successfully realise all manner of projects.

Flannels’ flagship UK store installs Hippotizer-powered projections

15/11/2022 - Project News

UK – British luxury fashion multi-retailer Flannels’ new flagship store is attracting customers with an ongoing series of projections onto its impressive façade with the help of a Hippotizer Nevis+ media server.

Outline scores big in Budapest

15/11/2022 - Project News

Hungary – The MVM Dome is one of the largest multi-function venues in Europe and Europe's largest handball arena. With a seating capacity of over 20,000, it was designed by famous Hungarian architect György Skardelli, built by Market PLC and handed over at the end of 2021, just in time to host the 2022 European Men's Handball Championships.

Charlie Simpson Reveals hyis Recording Process in an Audient Interview

15/11/2022 - Business News

UK – Audient has released an interview video with multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Charlie Simpson (Busted, Fightstar), which was filmed at his Surrey-based studio. In it he reveals his recording process, whilst outlining what he’s learnt since he set up his own studio space.

Optocore AutoRouter at hub of Helsinki Music Centre’s €700,000 sound upgrade

15/11/2022 - Project News

Finland – Major Finnish concert venue, TV and recording studio, Musiikkitalo (Helsinki Music Centre), has upgraded its existing Optocore infrastructure with the addition of an AutoRouter intelligent patchbay. This has provided the venue with greater flexibility by freeing up its DiGiCo SD8 at FOH to take on a more portable role within the large complex.

Optimal Audio Releases Major Update to WebApp and Zone Firmware

15/11/2022 - Equipment News

Optimal Audio has released the latest update to its WebApp and Zone firmware, furthering the flexibility and features that enable the simplicity of set up and operation of its commercial audio eco-system.

Artful immersion for EM Acoustics at Frameless

15/11/2022 - Project News

UK – Billed as London’s first permanent immersive digital arts experience, Frameless opened its doors in Marble Arch in October. Housed in a magnificent 30,000 square foot space that was formerly a cinema, Frameless offers visitors an extraordinary way to engage with art; multisensory and multidimensional, visitors are plunged right into the heart of some of the world’s most iconic works of art, literally enveloped by colour, light and sound. With over 479 million pixels delivered by a million lumens of light and an awe-inspiring score of classical and contemporary music delivered by 158 loudspeakers from EM Acoustics, Frameless is quite simply an unforgettable experience.

City Theatrical’s Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM as Onboard Technology in ETC’s New ColorSource V Product Line

14/11/2022 - Equipment News

City Theatrical’s Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM technology is now incorporated into ETC’s recently launched ColorSource V product family, as onboard wireless DMX technology now available in three new ColorSource V fixtures launched worldwide via ETC’s YouTube event on 10 November, 2022.

DiGiCo’s SD-Range is a Matter of Trust for Billy Joel’s Live Crew

14/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Brian Ruggles has been mixing Billy Joel’s live shows ever since the singer/songwriter came on the scene in 1971 with his Cold Spring Harbor LP. Now, more than half a century later, he continues to collaborate with the iconic artist, including mixing Joel’s multi-year, record-breaking, one-show-a-month residency at Manhattan’s Madison Square Garden.

Vari-Lite University Outreach Program delivers VL2600 uplift for Houston

14/11/2022 - Production News

USA – The University of Houston recently took advantage of the University Outreach Programme from Vari-Lite, the originators of the modern moving head and Signify entertainment lighting brand, which enables emerging lighting design students to elevate their production looks and facilitates hands-on professional fixture experience. The latest collaborative project saw Andrew Archer, who is undertaking a BFA in Technical Theatre Production, create an inspired design for the play The Learned Ladies using VL2600 SPOT luminaires.

Scott Holthaus Accents Alice In Chains Show with Chauvet Professional

14/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Alice In Chains hadn’t performed a live concert in three years when the band took the stage on 10 August at The Star Lake Pavilion; but as the fans outside Pittsburgh discovered that night, and as thousands more at 29 other venues would learn over the next three months, it was well worth the wait.

Finnish Lighting Designer and Visualist Mikki Kunttu Celebrates His 50th Birthday with a Festival and Concert Featuring Claypaky Mini Xtylos

14/11/2022 - Production News

Finland – Mikki Kunttu, Finland’s most successful lighting designer and visualist, marked his 50th birthday with a four-day celebration, “In the Light Mikki Kunttu” at Tampere Hall in Tampere, Finland. The festival saluted Kunttu’s impressive and diverse career with a concert performance of “The Planets” by the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, a gala evening, an exhibition and a professional seminar, among other events. For “The Planets” Kunttu utilised 58 Mini Xtylos HPE fixtures by Claypaky, a partner in the birthday celebration.

Robe at LDI 2022

14/11/2022 - Event News

USA – Robe is delighted to be back at LDI 2022 in Las Vegas, action-packed with a range of exciting new products and innovative lighting technologies on Booth 1943 that will stun and amaze visitors!

PP Sound Light Production acquires India’s first DiGiCo Quantum 338 system

14/11/2022 - Production News

India – While many companies have been forced to downsize due to the apparent effects of the pandemic, Mumbai-based PP Sound Light Production have conversely displayed a great deal of growth in terms of the volume of gigs that the company has commissioned post-lockdown, as well as its ever evolving inventory thanks to a steady stream of investment into multiple industry leading state-of-the-art technologies and systems.

L-Acoustics K3 offers perfect SPL distribution and frequency consistency at the Grande Halle de la Villette

11/11/2022 - Project News

France – Parc de la Villette is both a park – the third largest in Paris – and a focal point for art, music, and culture, housing the city’s largest concentration of cultural venues, including the Philharmonie de Paris and Cité de la Musique. It’s also home to the physically and psychologically imposing Grand Halle de la Villette. A stunning example of 19th century cast iron and glass architecture, designed famous French architect Victor Baltard, the venue was originally an abattoir and was transformed into a multi-use space in 1985. The Grand Halle hosts diverse events including exhibitions, concerts, theatre shows and festivals. The annual Jazz à La Villette festival, hosted here, attracts more than 30,000 jazz enthusiasts every September.

Proteus Rayzor 1960 high-output LED wash and FX light shipping now

11/11/2022 - Equipment News

When lighting designers are looking for a workhorse washlight but also want something novel to add to their designs they often turn to the Proteus Rayzor 760, Elation’s popular LED wash, mid-air and speciality effect light in one. Now available and shipping is the Proteus Rayzor 1960, a more powerful big brother that opens up its distinct visual qualities to shows and productions of every scale. With the power to handle long-throw applications, the Proteus Rayzor 1960 is part of Elation’s market-leading Proteus line of IP65 luminaires for use under adverse conditions and in any environment.

Astera Launches RuntimeExtender Accessory

11/11/2022 - Equipment News

Wireless LED lighting specialist Astera launches another neat accessory – the RuntimeExtender – an invaluable ‘battery plate’ tool for lighting techs working with Astera products in all sectors including live shows and events.

Nate Haber Balances Light and Dark for Lorna Shore’s Pain Remains Tour With Squeek Lights and Chauvet Professional

11/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Lighting design is an art. It’s also a wonderfully lyrical and creative form of reflecting music visually. Nate Haber of Extraterrestrial Visuals knows all that, but beyond these qualities, there is also a third thing he always keeps in mind about his main mission as a designer: serve the client.

Exploring New Sonic Dimensions: Into The Woods with Sound Designer Scott Lehrer and the Neumann Miniature Clip Mic System

11/11/2022 - Production News

USA – For more than 40 years, renowned Tony-Award winning sound designer Scott Lehrer has been helping big-name theatrical productions project and refine their sound, working alongside Broadway's finest musicians and musical directors. While he also does sound design for off-Broadway and regional productions, Lehrer has worked on many top-tier Broadway productions including Chicago, Chaplin, The Piano Lesson, Plaza Suite, Music Man, and most recently Into The Woods at the St. James Theatre. Recently, Lehrer began using Neumann's new Miniature Mic Clip (MCM) system on Into The Woods and Parade at City Center with excellent results.

Brompton Technology to Share New LED Processing Innovations and Celebrates ten-Year Anniversary at LDI Show

11/11/2022 - Event News

USA – Brompton Technology, the industry leader in LED video processing solutions, will demonstrate its latest tools at LDI, the conference and trade show for live event professionals, taking place 18-20 November in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Brompton will be exhibiting in booth #1005, showing its trusted Tessera LED processors and the latest version of its accompanying Tessera software, which work together to leverage greater visual performance from LED panels while offering creative freedom for users.

New ColorSource V fixture family from ETC

11/11/2022 - Equipment News

ETC has launched a new family of multi-venue fixtures. Building on the popular ColorSource line that is lighting schools, houses of worship, hotels, and theme parks around the world, ETC announced ColorSource V. This trio of fixtures includes ColorSource Spot V, ColorSource Fresnel V, and ColorSource Spot VXT.

ETC Introduces High End Systems Halcyon

11/11/2022 - Equipment News

Introducing High End Systems’ Halcyon, the next generation of automated framing luminaires from ETC. Created to meet the needs of rental operations, theatres and opera houses, Halcyon is a family of framing fixtures designed for the exacting demands of lighting production. Offering reduced cost, reduced weight and increased output, Halcyon fixtures are each best in class and engineered to fit into every specification for every design.

Black Pearl BP2V2 Remains Indispensable in Virtual Production

11/11/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – The worldwide application of ROE Visual’s Black Pearl BP2V2 upholds its unique position in the content production market as the ideal display solution. Regarded as the standard LED display for in-camera performance, the BP2V2 panel has undoubtedly become the top choice for projects in virtual production, demonstrating immersive digital environments with unparalleled colour vibrancy and lighting accuracy.

disguise Takes Live Events to New Frontiers with Launch of gx 3 Hardware for Innovative Generative Content

11/11/2022 - Equipment News

disguise has announced the launch of the gx 3, a new generative video playback server that allows creatives to break new ground with Notch graphics, the standard for generative content in live entertainment.

PIXERA illuminates key attraction at Omani cultural festival

11/11/2022 - Production News

Oman – Khareef, meaning 'autumn' in Arabic, marks the beginning of the monsoon season in the Salalah region of Oman. While the rest of the region is typically dealing with hot weather, Salalah receives cooling rainfall and a thick layer of mist that forms many picturesque waterfalls and springs within the mountains.

Clear-Com Helps Harvard Athletics Enhance Production Value and Improve Remote Production Flexibility

11/11/2022 - Project News

USA – As part of a video production technology upgrade initiative, the team at Harvard Athletics chose Clear-Com’s intercom solutions to enhance their production value and improve their remote production flexibility.

Anolis Helps Spread Romanza in Reno

10/11/2022 - Project News

USA – The unique ambience, smells, tastes and cultural whiffs of traditional Italy and its beautiful Tuscany region can be exquisitely sampled by lucky diners delving into the fine cuisine offered at the Romanza restaurant in Reno, Nevada.

Marc Wasserman Accents Laughter and Music for Fall Back In Love Comedy Jam with Chauvet Professional

10/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Lighting comedy is serious business for Marc Wasserman of 3 With 1 Grab Productions. In recent years, the Manhattan-based designer has lit major tours by Nick Cannon as well as shows by the likes of Mo’nique and Rip Micheals, in addition to the annual Fall Back Comedy arena tour.

Procom Middle East to distribute Ayrton in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the GCC

10/11/2022 - Business News

UAE – Ayrton and Procom Middle East have entered into a distribution agreement for the Middle East region. Procom will take the responsibility for the marketing, sales, technical support and development for the Ayrton product catalogue in the GCC including UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Maren Morris Lights up the Woods with Bandit Lites

10/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Country super star Maren Morris is out on her 2022 Humble Quest Tour with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites. The 45-date production, named for her most recent album Humble Quest, launched on 8 March and continues all the way until 2 December. Joining Morris on the tour will be supporting acts, Brent Cobb, Ruston Kelly, Joy Oladokun, Natalie Hemby, Lone Bellow and Brittney Spencer on select dates.

Orville Peck Goes Gold with Heil Sound

10/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Orville Peck (pictured) is considered by many to be music’s newest outlaw although, with Peck, genres can get blurred. He is among a small group of artists who have performed at both the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and its country cousin, Stagecoach. His stage persona – gold lamé Nudie suits and matching hat – are a throwback to the golden age of country music. His background, as much as is known, might suggest more modern, even punk, influences. And then there's the fringed mask. Completing the stage ensemble is a Heil Sound PR37 microphone with a custom gold finish.

Claypaky-Sponsored Paky Award to be Presented to Lighting Designer Donald Holder at LDI 2022

10/11/2022 - Event News

USA – The seventh Paky Award will be presented to Tony Award-winning lighting designer Donald Holder (pictured) by Claypaky CEO Marcus Graser at LDI 2022 on Saturday, 19 November in Las Vegas. Sponsored by Claypaky, the award honours an individual who has made a major contribution to the lighting industry, in terms of design or technology.

Ayrton MagicPanel FX light the way for Post Malone on his Twelve Carat Tour with lighting design by Dan Norman

10/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Eighty-eight Ayrton MagicPanel FX multi-function luminaires, controlled by a grandMA3 lighting console, play a key role as Post Malone’s Twelve Carat Tour gets underway this autumn. The Ayrton and MA Lighting brands are both exclusively distributed in North America by ACT Entertainment.

Pro Audio Systems Appoints Sue Nash and Nosheen Bibi

10/11/2022 - People News

UK – Bradford-based Pro Audio Systems (PAS) has announced the recruitment of Sue Nash and Nosheen Bibi to the posts of book-keeper and sales support/administrator, respectively. Having bounced back strongly from the turbulence of the Coronavirus pandemic, demand for PAS’s services is growing rapidly, increasing the need for more resources in the areas of finance, sales support and administration.

The Award for Monitoring at the Prestigious SAFTAs Goes to … Alcons

10/11/2022 - Production News

South Africa – This year’s 16th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) took place as a virtual event. Broadcast live, Alcons Audio was honoured that its pro-ribbon systems were chosen for monitoring at this prestigious ceremony.

MDG ICE FOG Q HP provides low fog for moving tribute to Il Divo’s Carlos Marín

10/11/2022 - Production News

Europe – MDG is very happy that its ICE FOG Q HP low fog generator has been chosen by Philip Marfleet of Marfleet Events to tour with Il Divo and provide the atmosphere for a very special moment during the show.

Martin Audio’s hat-trick of successes at Mexican Independence Day celebrations

10/11/2022 - Production News

Mexico – the 15th September marks the commemoration of the Grito de Independencia (or Mexican Independence Day), the most important ceremony in the country. This year it was able to resume again in front of an audience at the Zócalo in the centre of Mexico City after two years of being held remotely due to the COVID pandemic. According to official calculations more than 160,000 people celebrated the national holiday out on the streets again.

New innovations, new opportunities await at Elation Booth #1142 at LDI

10/11/2022 - Event News

USA – Elation is grateful for the efforts of all those who have made the return of live events possible and the company is excited to be returning to the LDI show to do what it enjoys best: working face-to-face with industry professionals to successfully realise their lighting projects. Elation looks forward to connecting 18-20 November at the Las Vegas Convention Center and invite new and existing customers alike to join the Elation team at LDI Booth #1142 for a chat and a look at its newest, premiere product launches.

What’s on the catwalk? Brompton Technology powers virtual production fashion shoot at MGX Studio

10/11/2022 - Production News

Turkey – From film-making to live music performances, virtual production is a game changer for many industries. One such burgeoning sector is fashion. MGX Studio, a revolutionary virtual production house based in İstanbul, Turkey, has recently collaborated with Iron Project to create M&D Haute Couture, a stunning fashion runway concept that uses the studio’s high-tech virtual production stage. Brompton Technology’s LED video processing was integral in making this project a success, delivering unparalleled on-screen colour adjustment capabilities, along with a plethora of other useful features the industry-leading Tessera processor is renowned for.

Squeek Lights and Chauvet Professional Help Matt Bodner Create Jersey Aura for The Gaslight Anthem

09/11/2022 - Production News

USA – “Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey,” Jon Bon Jovi once said. His fellow Garden State rocker, The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon, would likely agree with that description, so too would the fans who filled the PNC Arts Center amphitheatre on a blustery October night to hear the band from New Brunswick’s biggest local concert in eight years.

President's Cup Opening Ceremony

09/11/2022 - Production News

UAE – UAEFA President’s Cup took place at the Al Ain’s Hazza bin Zayed Stadium on the 21st October 2022. The President’s Cup Final saw fans eagerly wait to enter the iconic UAE stadium, with thousands of supporters being treated to a fantastic show.

Berklee NYC Power Station Studios Turn to Allen & Heath for Monitoring

09/11/2022 - Project News

USA – The historic Power Station recording studios in New York City have been host to many legendary artists, such as Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga and David Bowie (to name a few). As part of a recent partnership with the renowned Berklee College of Music in 2017, the studios underwent a major renovation featuring state-of-the-art equipment upgrades and studio redesigns. As a top-tier full-featured media production facility, the updated Power Station at Berklee NYC offers diverse media services, including high-end video capture, professional lighting, 360 cinematic VR, spatial audio, broadcast and live streaming.

Nick Schmitt specifies Ayrton Domino LT and Cobra for Munich’s annual Klassik am Odeonsplatz

09/11/2022 - Production News

Germany – Munich’s traditional weekend of classical music, Klassik am Odeonsplatz, by PRO EVENTS Veranstaltungs GmbH, which is held in the historic city-centre square named after the former concert hall on its north-western side, took place in mid-July 2022.

Obsidian Control Systems to highlight portable, modular NX1 lighting console at LDI 2022

09/11/2022 - Event News

USA – Obsidian Control Systems is excited to be returning to the LDI show in Las Vegas 18-20 November and invites designers, programmers and operators to Booth #1142 to sample a host of new releases that includes several new lighting control products under the ONYX lighting control platform.

RealMusic Installs Ukraine’s First L-Acoustics K3 System at Emily Resort Event Hall

09/11/2022 - Project News

Ukraine – Emily Resort is a premium multi-functional complex offering a wide choice of recreational facilities including a 166-room hotel, a wellness and spa area and a medical centre and all-season pistes for skiing. Close to the historic centre of Lviv with picturesque views of the Vynnykivs’ke Lake, the flagship of the venue’s extensive list of offerings is the Emily Event Hall. It’s the largest concert hall in Western Ukraine, featuring the country’s most complex permanent 3D mapping projection weaved into the venue’s undulating indoor mesh wall, as well as the country’s first L-Acoustics K3 audio system, installed by L-Acoustics official distributor for Ukraine and Moldova, RealMusic.

Green-GO celebrates golden milestone for WBPX

08/11/2022 - Business News

The Netherlands – Award-winning event and broadcast comms specialist Green-GO is celebrating sales of its Wireless Belt-Pack X (WBPX) reaching the golden number of 10,000, just as its wired counterpart, the BPX, had already done. To mark this milestone, the manufacturer, ELC, kept aside the WBPX unit with serial number 10000, had it gold-plated, just as it had done with the 10,000th BPX and presented it to ELC founder and Green-GO inventor, Joost van Eenbergen.

Full Production performs back-to-back at Warwick Castle

08/11/2022 - Production News

UK – The summer season at Warwick Castle presented back-to-back challenges for Full Production, called upon by event producer Pixel Artworks to provide lighting, crew and expertise for the historic venue’s two big visitor attractions: Dragon Slayer and Sundown Spectacular.

Verge Aero dazzles at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta

08/11/2022 - Production News

USA – A festival celebrating the earliest form of aviation was complemented by the very latest in aviation technology, when drone show specialist Verge Aero flew a series of spectacular light shows for the 50th anniversary Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (AIBF) in New Mexico.

Robe Goes Wild at the Zioux

08/11/2022 - Project News

South Africa – Located in the heart of trendy Sandton, Johannesburg, Zioux is a fantastic fusion of cool, classic and contemporary: a carefully curated cocktail of food, drinks and music with a funky lounge vibe and unique interior design inspired by some of the magnificent animals, attributes and energy that make Africa amazing.

Michael T. Strickland Addresses Touring Career Workshop and Calls for Formation of The Entertainment Association

08/11/2022 - Event News

USA – More than 350 touring professionals, students and mentors gathered at Nashville's SoundCheck rehearsal studios for the 11th Annual Touring Career Workshop (TCW). There they participated in workshops and heard from top experts from a variety of fields including affordable health care, tax and savings advice, mental health well-being, personal safety, diversity and touring as well as giving back.

Jasmin Studio Redefines 'State of the Art' with World's Most Advanced Residential Studio Design and Integration

08/11/2022 - Project News

Brazil – When Jasmin Studio was conceived in 2016, immersive audio and video streaming was far from the mainstream and nobody could have predicted how the COVID-19 pandemic was about to accelerate the adoption of these and other content-centric technologies. It was around that time when the internationally renowned jazz musician Ricardo Bacelar reached out to expert studio integrator Daniel Reis with the idea of building a world-class residential studio.

Soundworks’ all-Wavefront Precision deployment delivers best yet for Folk Festival

08/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Martin Audio partner Soundworks of Virginia equipped the five main stages of the long-running Richmond Folk Festival, an annual celebration of American culture and roots music, with the manufacturer’s state-of-the-art optimisable Wavefront Precision line array speakers.

Huge Vari-Lite VL2600 rig invokes vintage rock glamour for Panic! at the Disco

07/11/2022 - Production News

USA – US rockers Panic! at the Disco kickstarted their highly anticipated Viva Las Vengeance arena tour at Austin’s Moody Center in September, with a 70s and 80s rock-influenced high-octane show. Conjuring up rich colours and sharp beams were 128 VL2600 PROFILE luminaires from Vari-Lite, the originator of the modern moving head and a Signify entertainment lighting brand.

Outline’s Newton Rocks In Rio

07/11/2022 - Production News

Brazil – Rock In Rio is a long-established part of the international festival circuit and one of the world’s largest, hosting around 100,000 fans each day across the 16 performance spaces at the city’s Cidade do Rock (City of Rock), originally built for the first Rock In Rio in 1985. The Brazilian version is the festival’s flagship event, a sister production staged periodically in Lisbon, Portugal.

LIPA Takes Delivery of Third Pair of Audient Consoles

07/11/2022 - Project News

UK – Two brand new Audient consoles have been installed at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) just in time for the new term. They are the third pair of large format Audient desks at LIPA, and the first ASP8024 Heritage Editions.

Tyler Veneziano Creates Beefy Background for Breaking Benjamin with Help from Chauvet Professional

07/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Fans didn’t stay in their seats for long when Breaking Benjamim took the stage on their recent tour with Alice In Chains. The multi-platinum rockers from Pennsylvania opened their show with a bang, or make that a blaze, when they appeared against an intense pyro display and broke into a full throttled rendition of “Blow Me Away,” their thunderous and menacing hit from Halo 2.

ABTT Launches 2nd Guidance Note on Mental Health & Well-being

07/11/2022 - Standards News

The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) has launched Guidance Note W2: Mental health and well-being in the workplace – A practical guide to conducting Stress Risk Assessments and creating well-being policies.

Over 450 Proteus workhorses light The Weeknd “After Hours til Dawn" stadium tour

07/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Big concert tours were back in a big way this summer and The Weeknd’s ambitious “After Hours til Dawn” outing is perhaps the best example. Lighting designer Jason Baeri is using over 450 Elation Proteus Hybrid and Proteus Excalibur moving head luminaires as workhorse fixtures on the tour, an elaborate, visually striking show that has been selling out major stadiums across North America since July.

Thousands ready to visit the magical light trail opening next week in Norfolk

07/11/2022 - Production News

UK – Luminate Winter Light trail will be opening its doors at Sandringham Estate next week, welcoming thousands of visitors into a magical festive trail.

Robe for Saaremaa Opera Festival 2022

04/11/2022 - Production News

Estonia – Robe was the moving light of choice for the 2022 Saaremaa Opera Festival staged in a purpose-built tented arena erected beside the charismatic Kuressaare Castle in the south of Saaremaa Island, Estonia, which was the dramatic location for five days of popular opera and other performances, all presented this year by the Silesian Opera (Opera Śląska) from Bytom, Poland.

David Summers Generates Excitement on Sum 41 European Tour with Chauvet Professional

04/11/2022 - Production News

Europe – After more than 25 years on the road, iconic Ontario pop punkers Sum 41 still have an insatiable hunger for touring, rolling through one-night stands like so many all-night drive-throughs. The Grammy-nominated and Juno Award winning quintet, which has played as many as 300 nights in a year, is showing no signs of travel-fatigue on the European leg of their “Does This Look Like All Killer No Filler” global tour, as they shake up houses throughout the continent with their whirlwind performances night after exhilarating night.

dLive Takes on Dual Duties for L’Impératrice World Tour

04/11/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – French space-pop group L'Impératrice spent much of 2022 on the road supporting the release of their latest album, Tako Tsubo, with shows taking them across the globe including festival appearances at Coachella and Primavera Sound.

Bubblebee Wind Protection Helps Thomas Beverly Capture The Sound Of Greenland’s Glaciers

04/11/2022 - Production News

Greenland – Sound recordist Thomas Rex Beverly made extensive use of Bubblebee Industries’ wind protection products during a recent trip to East Greenland where he was recording the extraordinary sound of glaciers.

Claypaky Mythos 2 Fixtures Celebrate Retailer in Kuala Lumpur

04/11/2022 - Production News

Malaysia – When a retailer staged its first public exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, it kicked off the event with a glamorous party for 300 VIP guests capped by a light and drone show in the heart of the city.

Superlatives in LED for the SonneMondSterne Festival

03/11/2022 - Production News

Germany – Once again, the two Wuppertal-based companies LLeyendecker and Innlights Displaysolutions worked together on a major project. This time it went to Saalburg in Thuringia, where one of the most important European open air music festivals takes place annually at the Bleilochstausee. The LLeyendecker team implemented the lighting and sound trades this year. Also present was the new K2 Linearray from L-Acoustics for a perfect sound experience.

Gärtnerplatztheater relies on Sennheiser Digital 6000

03/11/2022 - Project News

Germany – The State Theatre on Gärtnerplatz, commonly known as the Gärtnerplatztheater, was opened in 1865 and its late-classical façade still characterises the ambience of the square in the centre of Munich that gives it its name. Last year, the theatre was converted to digital microphone technology from Sennheiser.

"United In Music" with Alcons At 15th Frankenberg Open Air Classic

03/11/2022 - Production News

Germany – Recently, the 15th edition of the Frankenberg Open Air Classic took place in Frankenberg, North Hesse, Germany. Auditiv GmbH from Kassel was in charge of the sound reinforcement of the open-air event themed "One world – United in Music". They chose Alcons pro-ribbon system for crystal-clear sound and excellent coverage.

Bandit Lites Illuminates 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards

03/11/2022 - Production News

USA – The 53rd Annual GMA Dove Awards gathered in Nashville to celebrate Christian and Gospel performers, fellowship and honour God. The performance packed night also saw GRAMMY Award-winning CeCe Winans named as Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for her No. 1 Billboard hit, “Believe for It."

Funktion-One supports acoustics research at the University of Salford

03/11/2022 - Business News

UK - Funktion-One has supplied a set of prototype high intensity acoustic testing (HIAT) loudspeakers for a pilot study on commercial HIAT capability for satellite and aerospace components at the University of Salford Acoustic Laboratories. This testing aims to recreate the extreme acoustic conditions of a rocket launch in a controlled way in the laboratory, to demonstrate that a satellite – or one or more of its components – can endure this and complete its journey to orbit without damage.

Martin Professional appoints Installed Lighting Consultant Relationship Manager

02/11/2022 - People News

EMEA – Martin Professional continues to grow its dynamic lighting team with the appointment of Sean O’Callaghan as installed lighting consultant relationship manager, EMEA.

Power Logistics to open permanent base in Cork

02/11/2022 - Business News

Ireland – Sustainable event power specialist, Power Logistics, has announced plans for its expansion into Europe. The first stage of this development programme is the establishment of a permanent base in Cork, Ireland. In order to serve the needs of its Irish client base better, Power Logistics has identified that having both an experienced team as well as equipment permanently based there will allow the company to deliver temporary power solutions efficiently and cost-effectively to the events and entertainment industry.

Martin Audio maintains its long relationship with mighty Sziget Festival

02/11/2022 - Production News

Hungary – The long-standing relationship between Capital Sound (part of the Solotech UK Group) and the major week-long Hungarian Sziget Festival, resumed this year after the two-year hiatus.

Jan Biermann, Head of Research and Development at d&b Joins Board of OCA Alliance

02/11/2022 - People News

Germany – German audio technology and solutions company d&b audiotechnik has announced the appointment of Jan Biermann, head of research and development at d&b, to the board of directors of the Open Control Architecture (OCA) Alliance. The OCA Alliance is a non-profit corporation formed to promote and support the AES70 standard for Open Control Architecture as a system control standard for professional applications.

Electro-Voice and Dynacord sound system serves up tasty live sound at legendary Texas chili restaurant

02/11/2022 - Project News

USA – A legendary destination for outstanding chili, Tolbert’s Restaurant & Chili Parlor in Grapevine, Texas also serves up a regular diet of live music for its patrons. Like many restaurants and bars, they took advantage of the recent pandemic to upgrade their sound system. Sound Productions (SoundPro) of neighbouring Irving, TX was brought in to realise the vision of Tolbert’s owner, Paul Ryan.

Claypaky Tambora Battens Take Centre Stage for Revival of Singapore’s “The LKY Musical”

02/11/2022 - Production News

Singapore – Believed to be the first production in Singapore to feature Claypaky’s Tambora Batten, the revival of “The LKY Musical” recently concluded its run at the Sands Theatre at the Marina Bay Sands. Lighting designer Gabriel Chan chose 24 of the high-powered, feature-rich batten fixtures to provide backlighting and effects lighting for the show, presented by Aiwei and Singapore Repertory Theatre.

Atlas IED Audio Processing Runs Smoothly for Grindstone

02/11/2022 - Project News

UK – Owned by the True North Brew Co., The Old Grindstone in Crookes is a popular Sheffield pub which recently underwent an extensive programme of refurbishment. Since reopening, the pub has created an immediate buzz around the quality of its food, cocktails and fine ales, and also stages a variety of events including live music, DJ sets, karaoke, quiz nights and televised sport.

LSC Control Systems helps the show go on for Version 2

01/11/2022 - Production News

UK – When UK lighting supplier Version 2 invested in dimming technology from LSC Control Systems, the new equipment paid dividends on its debut outing. Version 2 purchased 12-way GEN VI dimming modules from LSC, the Melbourne-based manufacturer, to go straight onto ITV’s 2021 production of I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!

Genelec deepens global AV commitment with key appointments

01/11/2022 - People News

Finland – Genelec has deepened its commitment to the AV market by appointing Kati Pajukallio as AV business manager and Sami Mäkinen as AV sales manager for Finland. These new appointments will bring Genelec even closer to its key customers, and help drive continued growth in both international and domestic AV markets.

Elation announces retirement of two devoted Southern California sales reps

01/11/2022 - People News

USA - Following long careers of outstanding service to the entertainment technology industry, two of Elation Professional’s faithful sales partners have announced their retirement effective at the end of the year. Jim Harrington of JLH Marketing and Richard Wilson of R.L. Wilson & Associates, both independent sales representative firms based in Southern California, will be retiring effective 31st December.

Virtually (im)possible! LEDcave Berlin chooses Brompton’s LED processing for OBI summer campaign

01/11/2022 - Production News

Germany – As a virtual production and XR studio for film, advertising, live events and more, LEDcave aims to make high-tech media production accessible for all types of media teams and budgets. Earlier this year, the company collaborated with soup.filmproduktion to bring the vision of German multi-national home improvement supplies retailer, OBI, into reality, by utilising LEDcave’s most advanced studio in Berlin for OBI’s summer campaign “Du must nicht alles wissen. Frag uns! Alles machbar mit OBI.” (You don’t have to know everything. Ask us! Everything is possible with OBI). Filmed under the direction of Justin Izumi, the giant LED volume powered by Brompton LED processing was used to extend reality by blending ultra-realistic virtual backgrounds and the physical set together.

Out Board Appoints ESS Audio as distributor for Poland

01/11/2022 - Business News

Poland – UK TiMax spatial audio and show control manufacturer, Out Board, has announced a strategic relocation of its distribution partnership through Poland, in alliance with the strategic growth plan of its long-standing distributor, Polsound.

Robe T1 Profiles Make a Difference at Hrvatski Dom Split Concert Hall

01/11/2022 - Project News

Croatia – The 256-capacity Concert Hall at the Hrvatski Dom in Split, Croatia’s second city and vibrant cultural hub, is enjoying new Robe T1 Profile moving lights as part of a technical investment that was instigated and specified by the venue’s head of technical, Slaven Tahirbegovic.

Joe Beardsmore and Jonny Gaskell Power David Gray USA Tour with ChamSys

01/11/2022 - Production News

USA – “The greater the contrast, the greater the potential energy,” the eminent Swiss thinker Carl Jung once observed. Jung wasn’t alluding to lighting design when he made this observation; his interest was the study of human emotions, but anyone who has ever played off light and shadows against each other on a stage can appreciate the wisdom of his words.

Industry Veteran Mike Lowe Celebrates 35 Years with Brit Row

01/11/2022 - People News

UK – Britannia Row Productions is proud to announce that one of its longest-serving employees, Mike Lowe, is celebrating an incredible 35 years with the company.

Ayrton IP fixtures tour Europe with the Rolling Stones

01/11/2022 - Production News

Europe – The Rolling Stones took to the road this summer for their first European tour since 2018 with their new show, Sixty, in celebration of their 60th anniversary. The show had a new set design by Stufish and lighting by Patrick Woodroffe, the Stones’ lighting designer and creative director for over 40 years.

Astera Titans for Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival

01/11/2022 - Production News

Germany – Astera Titan Tubes provided a great solution for the lighting of a rolling ‘small stage’ scenic truck which was central to the action for the 2022 Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival’s acclaimed production of “Allessandro Nell’Indie” by Leonardo Vinci, directed by Max Emmanuel Cancic and lit by David Debrinay from Paris- and Lyon-based design studio, LJOMA.

Vasco Rossi delivers electrifying performances with DiGiCo’s Quantum 338 during VASCO LIVE ‘022 tour

01/11/2022 - Production News

Italy - Calling himself a ‘provoca(u)tore’ [an Italian portmanteau for ‘provoking author’] for being regularly criticised over his choice of lifestyle and the lyrics in his songs, Vasco Rossi is a world-class rock legend who is known for selling 225,173 tickets, the highest number ever to a single show, in his home region of Modena in 2017. After the huge success of his last stadium tour, VASCO NON-STOP LIVE 019, and in anticipation of his upcoming album Siamo qui this November, Vasco has marked his return to the live stage with a true bang by playing 11 sold out concerts. Supplied by Italian rental company, Agorà, DiGiCo consoles took up both the front of house and monitor positions, with Vasco’s long-time sound engineer, Andrea Corsellini, utilising a pair of Quantum 338s at FOH.

PLASA and #WeMakeEvents launch follow-up impact survey

01/11/2022 - Business News

UK - Following the extensive report released by PLASA and #WeMakeEvents last winter, they have just released a follow-up survey, investigating the ongoing recovery of the supply chain to the live events, entertainment and installation industries. Companies and individuals from are invited to complete the survey, which closes at midnight on Sunday 20 November.

Pilton Party follows in the footsteps of Glastonbury for Martin Audio WPL

01/11/2022 - Production News

UK – With a frequent presence at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm, where they service a number of stages, SWG Events also provide technical support for Pilton Party.

Europalcostages the Certified Accountant Congress 2022 for the Fourth time

01/11/2022 - Production News

Portugal – This year, Congress of Certified Accountants at the Altice Arena in Lisbon was an overwhelming success. The three-day event attracted more than 6,000 certified accountants from all around Portugal to learn about sustainability and non-financial reporting, corporate responsibility, social entrepreneurship, sustainable economy and accounting metrics and indices.

YT Channel Highlights Underground Music Scene with ‘Unusual’ Location Recordings

01/11/2022 - Production News

Portugal – Independent audio visual project Porta 253 has been utilising the Audient iD14 MKII audio interface to produce artistic films on YouTube for a while now. Recently, Portuguese TV network, Canal180 approached them to televise a curated selection of its audio visual pieces, each of which is recorded around the city of Braga.

Darkroom Creative enlists Smarty Hybrid versatility on Walker Hayes “Glad You’re Here Tour”

01/11/2022 - Production News

USA – Design firm Darkroom Creative is handling lighting design, set design and video content for Walker Hayes’ “Glad You’re Here Tour” and has employed Elation Professional’s compact Smarty Hybrid moving head in a multifunctional role. The 15-city run kicked off on 29 september in Johnstown, PA with lighting supply by Bandit Lites.

Council of the EU press facility installs tvONE and Hippotizer visuals solution

01/11/2022 - Project News

Belgium – tvONE CORIOmaster2 and Hippotizer solutions have been installed at the Council of the European Union and European Council headquarters in Brussels to drive several LED and LCD walls used as graphical backdrop during high-level international events.