News Archive for December 2022

KV2 Audio provides Purrrfect sound for arenas

19/12/2022 - Production News

Europe – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking, award-winning musical, Cats, has embarked on a large-scale international tour throughout Europe, direct from its sell-out seasons at the London Palladium. Rather than touring traditional theatre venues, the tour takes in significantly larger arenas which typically pose challenges for sound designers wanting to replicate the sonic intricacies and detail expected from such a high-profile production.

Ed Warren Connects IDLES to Crowd with Help from ChamSys MagicQ MQ500M

19/12/2022 - Production News

UK – The line between the stage and audience quickly becomes blurred to the point of obliteration on IDLES’ current world tour. Rocking out the crowd with their relentlessly intense vocals, jagged guitar riffs, explosive drumming and animated physical presence, the award-winning band from Bristol jumps right into things, quite literally, as the guitarists invariably leave the stage at some points in the show to crowd surf the giant mosh pits that gather before them.

Claypaky Fixtures Help Lighting Designer Durham Marenghi Create Magic for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Opening Ceremony

19/12/2022 - Production News

Qatar – UK-based lighting designer Durham Marenghi is no stranger to high-profile events with numerous Winter and Summer Olympics Opening and Closing ceremonies, Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee events, many citywide New Year’s in London celebrations and more to his credit. He recently lit the Opening Ceremony for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which featured large complements of Claypaky Sharpy X Frame, Tambora Linear 100, Xtylos and Sharpy fixtures throughout the Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar.

AI Music Search Specialist AIMS API Boosts its Management Team

19/12/2022 - People News

UK – AIMS API, a global company specialising in AI-powered music similarity search and music tagging, has strengthened its marketing team with the appointment of Katie Thompson to the position of marketing manager.

L-Acoustics A15i Offers New GSU Convocation Center a Sound System as Flexible as the Venue Itself

19/12/2022 - Project News

USA – On 15 September, Georgia State University officials cut the ribbon on the school’s new Convocation Center in the Summerhill neighbourhood of Atlanta. The new multi-purpose 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility on the site of the former Atlanta Braves baseball stadium seats up to 8,000 and was designed to accommodate a wide range of events including conferences, commencements, graduation ceremonies, concerts and sports, most notably basketball as the new home of the Georgia State Panthers men’s and women’s NCAA Division I teams.

Marc-Antoine Girard reinventing DJ livestreaming with help from Obsidian ONYX platform

16/12/2022 - Production News

Canada – Marc-Antoine Girard, also known as DJ Phoenix, of Ottawa, Canada has reinvented the DJ livestream by immersing himself in a virtual world of his own creation with a large virtual lighting set-up creatively driven by Obsidian Control Systems’ ONYX platform. The unique DJ sets stream three times weekly on Twitch with Girard controlling lighting and special effects, virtual camera views and video projection content while mixing electronic dance music and interacting with viewers in a virtual nightclub environment.

Astera NYX Bulbs Dream with Alt-J

16/12/2022 - Production News

UK - UK rockers alt-J were back on the road again in 2022 having released their fourth studio album “The Dream” earlier in the year, and their enigmatic live performance style could be enjoyed with a new lighting design by Davy Sherwin.

Robe in the Spotlight for the 2022 Basketball Champions League Final Four

16/12/2022 - Production News

Spain – The 10,000-seat capacity Bilbao Arena this year for the first time hosted the 2022 FIBA Basketball Champions League Final 4 season-ending tournament with over 100 Robe moving lights highlighting the action for a venue packed with enthusiastic basketball fans plus a huge televised audience.

Clair Global’s Worldwide Operation Comes Through for Paolo Nutini’s UK/US Tour

16/12/2022 - Production News

UK – Clair Global, Eighth Day Sound and Britannia Row Productions supplied audio equipment and crew for Scottish singer / songwriter Paolo Nutini, as he embarked on a sell-out UK tour; his first in five years.

KV2 Audio rocks Jerash Festival in Jordan with Triad Live Productions

16/12/2022 - Production News

Jordan – The Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts, traditionally held in July, transforms the ancient city of Jerash into one of the world’s liveliest and most spectacular events. In December this year, after a three-year, pandemic-enforced absence, the festival was back in force with an impressive line-up of top regional artists including Tamer Husny, Marwan Khoury, Asi Hillani and Rabeh Saqer to name but a few. For the eighth year running, Amman-based live production specialists, Triad Live Productions, were tasked with full sound and lighting production for the event. Their sound system of choice was KV2.

Alcons BC272 Cardioid Sub: Reduced Size, Increased Control

16/12/2022 - Equipment News

The BC272 is a self-contained, medium-output cardioid subwoofer system for both permanent and portable ground-stacked applications. It is designed to offer a tight and accurate sub-bass response, for low-frequency extension of any Alcons pro-ribbon system.

831 returns to the stage with Sennheiser Digital 6000

16/12/2022 - Production News

Taiwan – After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Taiwanese rock band 831 (八三夭) returned to the stage with a series of sold-out concerts across Asia. The “Miss you 300” tour saw them performing 21 sold-out shows in major cities in China and a debut show in Singapore before they returned to Taiwan to kickstart their “Upside Down World” tour on home ground in the Taipei Arena. As well as giving their fans an electrifyingly good time at the shows with their beat-heavy hits, the band also shared their personal thoughts and feelings, giving fans a glimpse of their warmth behind the rocker image. Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 has always been a mainstay of 831’s touring inventory, which has gradually expanded to include many other Sennheiser and Neumann products such as the SKM 500, MD 435 and MD 445 as well as the Neumann KM 184.

DAP Silent Disco

16/12/2022 - Equipment News

DAP’s new Silent Disco headphones and transmitter are far more versatile than their name suggests. In addition to letting people dance to their preferred music, they’re suitable for a whole host of applications: tours, audio guides, conferences, classes, multi-language communications and more are among the possibilities.

Justin Kitchenman Calls Up grandMA3 software for Luke Bryan’s “Raised Up Right” Tour

16/12/2022 - Production News

USA – Country music superstar Luke Bryan continues his “Raised Up Right” tour into the autumn with a grandMA3 console controlling lighting and video for the show. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of MA Lighting products in North America.

Tileyard X is the World’s First Studio to Install the Audient ASP4816-HE

16/12/2022 - Project News

UK – Proudly sitting in the Red Suite at TYX, the ASP4816-HE suits the size of the room and the workflow of passing artists, producers and engineers that visit Tileyard London daily.

Creative Technology unleashes the power of flow at DP World Pavilion

16/12/2022 - Project News

UAE – Created for the largest event ever staged in the Arab world, Expo 2020 Dubai and part of its legacy District2020 project DP World Pavilion, is an extraordinary construction comprising five floors of content-led immersive brand experience, with a world class VIP floor for invited guests and government officials. Creative Technology Systems Integrations (CT SI) Middle East team was awarded the contract for DP World Pavilion, with its team working alongside The OpenLab creative agency, responsible for designing the Pavilion, to supply systems integration of the audio, video, lighting and control systems for this stunning complex.

Hillsong Ukraine inspires hope with Allen & Heath dLive

16/12/2022 - Project News

Ukraine – Overnight in February 2022, Hillsong Church Ukraine’s bustling weekly services were forced from a church building on the outskirts of Kyiv to an underground air raid shelter. During these dark times, the church pledged to continue to broadcast its services online, not just to provide musical entertainment, but also to inspire hope. 

Yamaha Expands Into More Application Markets at ISE 2023

16/12/2022 - Event News

Spain – Yamaha will be showcasing a wide range of business solutions at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2023, which highlight the company’s expansion into multiple application markets. Delivering efficiency, scalability, speed and control, Yamaha’s comprehensive systems aim to significantly improve the workflow for systems integrators.

Érik Nowosielski-Lamoureux Tells Story of Final Fantasy in Colour with Chauvet Professional

15/12/2022 - Production News

Canada – At their best, creative works do more than captivate us through the power of their originality, they also inspire us to take our own journey of imagination. Such is the case with Hironobu Sakaguchi’s “Final Fantasy” series, which has been hailed as “the gateway to the enchanting world of role playing games.”

Creative BackStage and Chauvet Professional Brighten Up Zona Music Festival

15/12/2022 - Production News

USA – Rain can play havoc with any outdoor festival. That much is true, but in Phoenix Arizona? The second driest city in the USA (only Las Vegas gets less precipitation), Phoenix has gone as long as 160 days without rain; that happened back in 1972.

GLP Impression FR10 Bars and JDC1s dominate Post Malone’s Twelve Carat tour

15/12/2022 - Production News

Germany – Post Malone’s GLP lighting solutions have been no strangers to Post Malone’s stage scenography over the years and his latest Twelve Carat tour with Dan Norman (of Evolve Lights) now in charge of the visuals is no exception.

Rapyd’s “Hack the Galaxy” Event at Lisbon’s Web Summit 2022 Shines with Claypaky Fixtures Chosen by Lighting Designers Omer Israeli and Dor Aichner

14/12/2022 - Production News

Israel – Lighting designers Omer Israeli and Dor Aichner of Tel Aviv-based lighting and stage design company, LEAD, chose a large complement of Claypaky fixtures to illuminate the dynamic, futuristic “Hack the Galaxy” event held by Rapyd at the 2022 Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. He utilised 96 Tambora Batten Square, 16 Mythos 2 and 48 Xtylos fixtures for the third and last event in Rapyd’s “Hack the Galaxy” campaign held at developer conferences in Europe in 2022. Previous events took place in Berlin, Germany and Zadar, Croatia.

zactrack for Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Production

14/12/2022 - Production News

Italy – Italian Lighting designer Valerio Tiberi of K5600 Design specified a zactrack SMART real time tracking system for a new production by LETSGO of popular musical “Charlie y La Fàbrica De Chocolate” (Charlie and The Chocolate Factory), now playing at the Espacio Delicias Teatro in Madrid until February 2023.

Martin Audio WPL to the fore at 25th MOBO Awards

14/12/2022 - Production News

UK – The 25th MOBO Awards was not only a milestone event for the organisation, but also for SWG Events, who won the contract to provide sound reinforcement for the first time.

Riley Clemmons Calls on Bandit Lites for “First Christmas Tour”

14/12/2022 - Production News

USA – Rising artist Riley Clemmons launched her first head-lining tour with a lighting system provided by Bandit Lites. With over 210 million global streams and 50 million YouTube video views since the beginning of her almost decade-long career, Clemmons’s soaring vocals and touching lyrics have endeared her to millions of fans around the world. “The First Christmas Tour” is named for her hit Christmas song.

L-Acoustics Elevates Audio Malmö Eleda Stadium to FIFA Standards

14/12/2022 - Project News

Sweden – The home stadium of Sweden’s most highly decorated professional football team, Malmö FF, has been renowned for its modern, world-class design since it was built in 2009 at the cost of 695m kronor (€79.7). Staying firmly on the technology curve, the venue decided it was time to upgrade the stadium’s audio system, specifying a bespoke design from industry-standard loudspeaker brand, L-Acoustics, based around its A Series product line.

Genelec Smart IP loudspeaker system chosen for The Bar at NYC’s Penn Station

14/12/2022 - Project News

USA – Danny McDonald, one of America’s top pub business owners and one of New York City’s best-known restaurateurs, is known for being adept at the development, construction and operation of modern pubs. Starting in 1995 with the Swift Hibernian Lounge, which Crain’s New York contended “revolutionised the Irish Bar scene” in the city, his portfolio grew to include Puck Fair, Ulysses’ Folkhouse, Pier A Harbor House and The Dead Rabbit. Now McDonald’s latest venture, called simply The Bar and located in Manhattan’s Moynihan Train Hall, continues his string of successful taverns, this one in the newly renovated Penn Station below the Beaux Arts-designed James A. Farley Post Office Building. The Bar, an elegant venue in dark walnut and polished brass, is a centrepiece of the Hall’s food court. In keeping with McDonald’s consistent quest for the best, he chose loudspeakers from Genelec to provide the audio aspect of the establishment’s carefully considered ambience. These loudspeakers offer power, audio signal and loudspeaker management via a single standard CAT cable, helping keep the set-up simple and the cable management a breeze.

Austrian Submarine Dive Discovers “Sound of the Earth” with Extensive Clear-Com System

14/12/2022 - Production News

USA – Germany-based wireless cameras and comms specialist HDwireless chose Clear-Com digital wireless solutions supplied by Audio-Technica to power their comms during a submarine expedition to the bottom of the deepest lake in Austria, part of a research project (“Tiefenrausch”) meant to discover “the sound of the Earth.”

Nova Twins Remix Of Sam Smith & Kim Petras “Unholy” Recorded On Audient ASP8024-HE

14/12/2022 - Production News

UK – Renowned producer and mixer, Romesh Dodangoda had the pleasure of recording the Nova Twins remix of Sam Smith & Kim Petras Unholy using the ASP8024 Heritage Edition console at his Long Wave Recording Studio recently.

Efficient, effective Elation gear on Janes Addiction ‘Spirits on Fire Tour’

14/12/2022 - Production News

USA – Janes Addiction was out supporting the Smashing Pumpkins beneath a lighting rig of Elation Artiste Monet and DARTZ 360 LED moving heads designed, programmed and operated by Alex Picard. Lighting supply and support was from Legacy Production Group.

Creative Technology Middle East’s first delivery of Robe FORTES and LEDBeam 350s

14/12/2022 - Production News

UAE – Creative Technology (CT) Middle East has made a major investment in Robe moving lights with the purchase of FORTES and LEDBeam 350s which join the company’s busy and expanding rental fleet at its Dubai HQ, servicing projects across the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

A New Rental and Staging Icon Emerges: Platinum XP Standardizes on Renkus-Heinz ICLive X (ICLX) for Live Events

14/12/2022 - Production News

USA – In a business where great sound is the threshold for entry and where reliability and ease of set-up/tear down can impact commercial success, leading production company Platinum XP has staked its success on the ICLive X from Renkus-Heinz. ICLive X, the intelligent evolution of the small-format line array, is fast becoming the sound solution of choice for production professionals who refuse to settle for the status quo and instead follow their ears and their entrepreneurial instincts.

Sarner International unveils the brand-new immersive experience for the iconic Peak Tram in Hong Kong

14/12/2022 - Project News

Hong Kong – Sarner’s multi award-winning team have extensive experience telling stories of iconic trains and trams for a new generation.

LightShark Launches New Software For its Range of Multi-protocol Lighting Consoles

14/12/2022 - Equipment News

Spanish manufacturer, Equipson has upgraded the software for its hugely popular LightShark range of DMX-based hardware lighting consoles to give users a more streamlined and efficient workflow.

Allen Branton Contemporises Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Show with Chauvet Professional and 4Wall

13/12/2022 - Production News

USA – When Allen Branton and the rest of the production team saw their design concept for the 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction in place at the Microsoft Theater, their first reaction was something along the lines of “wow, this feels really modern!”

Grace Church upgrades with Martin Audio TORUS

13/12/2022 - Project News

USA – Based in Des Moines, Iowa, Conference Technologies Inc (CTI) recently completed a sound system integration at the nearby Grace Church replacing the former PA, which had serviced their requirements for two decades, with the constant curvature technology of Martin Audio’s TORUS array.

Outline’s Butterfly System Helps Prog Titans Celebrate Milestone Album in Washington

13/12/2022 - Production News

USA – Dean Mattson mixes FOH for progressive rock pioneers Yes and is currently out with them as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of their seminal Close to the Edge album with an extensive tour.

Arizona’s Mesa Community College upgrades to Vari-Lite to reduce power consumption and transform production looks

13/12/2022 - Production News

USA – Mesa Community College Arizona’s 462-seater Performing Arts Center held its first full production in November 2022 using an upgraded rig of Vari-Lite LED luminaires from Signify, the world leader in lighting. Dominating the new array of lighting fixtures were the VL2600 Profile, VL800 EventWash and VL800 ProPar, which have dramatically reduced power consumption at the centre and provided smooth, rich colours for a premiere run of The Addams Family musical.

New ChamSys MagicQ Stable v1.9.3.5 – Software Expands Possibilities

13/12/2022 - Equipment News

Adaptability is a virtue in any endeavour, especially one as ever-changing and creative as programming and running a lightshow. ChamSys has just made it easier for lighting professionals to enjoy the benefits of this virtue by introducing MagicQ Stable v1.9.3.5 software.

Materie Event Production GmbH Reflects Energy of MediMeisterschaften with Chauvet Professional

13/12/2022 - Production News

Germany – “Music is medicine for the soul,” wrote Plato. For the thousands of future doctors who danced on the airstrip of Obermehler-Schlotheim Airport during the MediMeisterschaften festival this autumn, the great philosopher’s words ring oh so very true.

grandMA3 for Unique Grandbrothers show at Cologne Cathedral

13/12/2022 - Production News

Germany – To celebrate 700 years since the 1322 consecration of the initial eastern part of Cologne’s impressive Gothic cathedral, German piano / electronic music duo Grandbrothers played a unique and truly spectacular gig within its hallowed walls. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Cathedral’s 157 metre twin-spires are the tallest such styled church in the world, and it is Germany’s most popular visitor attraction.

AUX Media Group Showcases ROE Visual

13/12/2022 - Event News

Singapore – AUX Media Group showcased advanced virtual production techniques, utilising ROE Visual Black Pearl BP2V2 LED screens at the Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) in Singapore from 7-9 December 2022. Asia's leading entertainment content market could gather again for the first time after a three-year break.

Showtec tours with Dani Martín

09/12/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – The third part of Dani Martín’s ‘Qué caro es el tiempo’ tour continued in 2022. After the first phase, he played the festival circuit before resuming his own tour again, after a short, well-earned break. Fluge Audiovisuales were responsible for providing the sound, lighting and AV equipment for the tour, which included 24 Showtec Sunstrips.

David Garrett is Alive with Robe

09/12/2022 - Production News

Europe – Classic and crossover violinist David Garrett is a unique, interesting and fun artist to light requiring a mix of treatments inspired by multiple visual genres, which is one of the many aspects and challenges relished by lighting designer Gerard Maijenburg who has worked with him for the last seven years.

FLEX Vienna Back at the Top of the Club Scene with Premium Sound

09/12/2022 - Project News

Austria – The club FLEX is an institution of Vienna's nightlife. Uniquely located in a closed metro tunnel, FLEX has been delivering danceable beats and live concerts by newcomers and international acts of various styles since 1990. FLEX is not only one of the most famous clubs in Europe, but also known for the finest sound in the Austrian capital. The latter does not come by chance, but from Alcons.

Electro-Voice MTS point-source loudspeaker system delivers clarity and coverage for legendary Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

09/12/2022 - Project News

USA – In northern Ohio, where the legendary Paul Brown began his football career and founded the NFL’s Cleveland Browns franchise, they take the sport seriously. This is especially true at Massillon Washington High School, where Brown played ball and later coached. In addition to hosting the school’s games, the 16,884-seat stadium is used for Ohio’s high school play-offs and other major events. So, when it came time for the school to upgrade the sound system at its Paul Brown Tiger Stadium, the stakes were high.

tvONE and Green Hippo to showcase flagship video solutions at ISE 2023

08/12/2022 - Event News

Spain – Leading video processing and AV signal distribution technology company tvONE has announced that it will be exhibiting alongside its media server brand, Green Hippo, at ISE 2023 in Barcelona, on Booth #5H800.

MLA Mini backs Billy Porter’s seasonal window showcase for Bloomingdale’s

08/12/2022 - Production News

USA – One of the highlights of New York’s holiday season is the unveiling of the seasonal windows at the City’s premier department store, Bloomingdale’s.

Lawo Company Founder Peter Lawo Passed Away

08/12/2022 - People News

Germany – Peter Lawo, founder of the German company for broadcast and media technologies named after him, passed away on 24 November, 2022, at the age of 85. The committed engineer and entrepreneur founded today's Lawo AG in 1970 and laid the foundation for the company's worldwide reputation and economic success with innovative audio products and uncompromising quality standards.

LDI 2022 visitors surge to preview GLP’s next-generation products

08/12/2022 - Event News

USA – At the recent LDI Show, GLP focused on giving some ‘real-world’ exposure to the JDC Line which is now gaining the attention it deserves after the Covid-19 pandemic somewhat choked its initial launch.

R90 Lighting covers Seattle and beyond with Elation LED lighting

08/12/2022 - Production News

USA – One of Seattle’s largest lighting rental houses, R90 Lighting, often turns to Elation Professional products to light a wide scope of projects and has recently added more Elation fixtures to its rental inventory. The concert and event lighting design firm emphasises the latest in LED technology in its inventory of stage lighting fixtures, a principle the company has held since its founding ten years ago. R90’s new acquisition includes an LED package of Fuze MAX Profile, Fuze Wash FR, Proteus Rayzor 760, Artiste Picasso and Paladin Panel luminaires.

Piedra Iluminación and Chauvet Professional Immerse at Falabella Chile Inmobiliario

08/12/2022 - Project News

Chile – The recently opened Falabella Chile Inmobiliario at the Open Plaza Kennedy shopping centre has a simple, but very ambitious, goal: to offer customers a unique culinary experience in surroundings that make them feel special. The 6,000 square foot space, which is located on the fourth floor of this stylish centre, is well on its way to doing just that, serving as home to 12 restaurants offering a mouth-watering variety of dishes from Chile and around the world.

Pop Royalty Robbie Williams celebrates 25-year solo career with audio support from Brit Row

08/12/2022 - Production News

UK – The 22/23 tour is in support of Williams’ latest album, XXV, which sees 25 years of hits re-worked and orchestrated by the Metropole Orkest.

Powersoft ArmoníaPlus 2.5 adds further AES67 Support

08/12/2022 - Equipment News

Version 2.5 of Powersoft’s ArmoníaPlus software, which adds support for its new Mezzo A+ and Duecanali/Quattrocanali DSP+ amplifiers, is available to download now from the Powersoft website.

Clear-Com’s Arcadia Delivers “Right-Size” Intercom Solution to River Oak Church

07/12/2022 - Project News

USA – River Oak Church started as an offshoot from another church around 20 years ago in a school auditorium. They were soon able to start a multi part building project, first building a gymnatorium, and later offices and classrooms. In 2020, the growing church broke ground on a new, purpose-built facility in Chesapeake, Virginia, to house their burgeoning ministry.

A “Gain Changing” Solution from Rational Acoustics and Audient

07/12/2022 - Business News

UK – Rational Acoustics LLC and Audient Ltd. have announced the upcoming integration between Smaart v9 and the EVO line of audio interfaces.

Doughty pulls back the curtains at London Film Studios

07/12/2022 - Project News

UK – London Film Studios is one of the newest studios available for hire in the London area. Based in Enfield, the facility has four stages available for productions to use. When Scenic Supplies Plus was contracted to provide the blackout curtains for all the studios, they turned to Doughty Engineering for curtain track.

Gold Diggers Opens Two Dolby Atmos Studios Equipped With PMC Monitoring

07/12/2022 - Project News

USA – Gold Diggers, a unique music production complex in East Hollywood, Los Angeles, has transformed two of its seven studios into immersive audio music mixing rooms.

Ayrton launches Zonda 3

07/12/2022 - Equipment News

Following on from the phenomenal success of Zonda 9 in April, Ayrton is excited to launch Zonda 3 Wash and Zonda 3 FX, the latest addition to the Zonda family and part of Ayrton’s Multi Sources 3 Series.

DiGiCo’s Quantum launches Kasabian into new chapter

06/12/2022 - Production News

Europe – Acclaimed British rock band, Kasabian, has enjoyed a remarkable 25-year career that includes a busy touring roster and seven studio albums. With guitarist Serge Pizzorno now full-time lead vocalist and new album The Alchemist’s Euphoria written and released, the band has embarked on a new chapter, underlined by a comprehensive European and UK arena tour. As it has before, Kasabian’s audio production is relying on industry-leading console manufacturer, DiGiCo, its next generation Quantum technology allowing the audio team to easily navigating the dynamics of Serge’s new role and take advantage of the advanced processing suite for automating monitor console duties and eliminating outboard.

Robe Keeps up with Israel’s Ninja Warriors

06/12/2022 - Production News

Israel – The fifth season of Ninja Warrior Israel, the hugely popular endurance sport competition TV series, was recorded on the waterfront of the highly atmospheric Haifa port industrial setting, overlooked by giant cranes and massive container ships unloading at the adjacent docks.

University of Tennessee Basketball Games Go Big with Bandit Lites Donation

06/12/2022 - Production News

USA – It has become a tradition that when the Tennessee Volunteers men's basketball team and The Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team take to the court at Thompson-Boling Arena, they make their grand entrance with a system donated by Bandit Lites. The world class lighting keeps fans engaged from the moment they enter the arena until the final buzzer sounds.

Matthieu Larivée And Lüz Studio Call On Chauvet Professional for Reba McEntire Tour

06/12/2022 - Production News

Canada – “Absolutely Magical!” These words, or some variant of them have been used time and time again by music critics to describe Reba McEntire’s performance on her current arena tour. But the magic that’s captivating sell-out crowds doesn’t spring only from the Country Music Hall of Fame legend’s elegant stage presence and warm, enchanting vocals, also casting a powerful spell on audiences is the colourful, richly textured 3D set created by the team at Lüz Studio

ABTT announces two new Honorary Members the ABTT Christmas Party 2022

06/12/2022 - Event News

UK – This year, the Association of British Theatre Technicians took the opportunity at its members’ Christmas Party on Friday 2nd December – generously supported by ETC and LW Theatres – to present honours to two of its members.

The Vienna State Opera Upgrades Spotlights with Claypaky Arolla Profile MP Fixtures

06/12/2022 - Project News

Austria – In a transition to the newest generation of LED moving light fixtures, The Vienna State Opera has replaced its Claypaky HMI luminaires with Claypaky Arolla Profile MPs, the smallest and lightest moving head in its class. While small in stature, the Arolla Profile MP delivers powerful light output with its 470W white LED engine (at over 22,000 lumens output) and boasts a feature set typically seen in a much larger, more expensive fixture.

Ayrton Domino hits the sweet spot for Sugababes One Touch tour

06/12/2022 - Production News

UK & Ireland – One of Britain’s most successful girl groups, the Sugababes, embarked on their first tour in 20 years this autumn with their original line-up performing a 17-date tour of UK and Ireland. Award-winning show designer Ed Warren chose 24 Ayrton Domino Profile fixtures as his main source of keylight and mood lighting for the tour.

Mux22 helps VAR referees review action from stadia in Azerbaijan Premier League

06/12/2022 - Project News

Azerbaijan – The need to streamline a system for instant VAR (Video Assistant Referee) incident review from Azerbaijan’s Premier League football stadia has resulted in German-based system integrators Broadcast Solutions establishing a bi-directional audio and visual data flow between a central hub and remote venue locations in the country. As a result AFFA (Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan) has now officially become FIFA VAR certified.

For Those About to Rock - HH TNA Line Array

06/12/2022 - Production News

New Zealand – Hamilton Workingmen’s Club in Hamilton, New Zealand, boasts a membership over 7,000 and has an enviable range of facilities. As a community hub offering a wide range of activities, the Club is renowned for presenting high quality live entertainment at weekends, attracting a variety of original artists and top tribute bands. The Club’s substantial main room, which can accommodate around 250 guests, recently hosted New Zealand’s number one AC/DC tribute band, NZ/DC, for a gig that saw local audio rental specialists Liquid Sound supply an HH TNA line array sound system to ‘let there be rock’.

Creative Technology delivers complex video system infrastructure for Frameless immersive art experience

06/12/2022 - Project News

UK – Britain’s biggest permanent immersive art venue, Frameless, opened this autumn in central London, offering a culturally rich, immersive, multi-dimensional entertainment experience that takes visitors on a journey into some of the world’s most beautiful works of art. Creative Technology Systems Integrations (CT SI), part of NEP Group, oversaw the design and installation of its entire video system, including projection with dedicated video playback servers in four immersive galleries, LED, LCD screens as well as digital signage systems around the wider venue. In addition to the design and on-site installation and commissioning of the video systems, CT is also providing training for the Frameless team as well as ongoing service, maintenance and event support, providing a complete 360-degree service.

Sweden’s Borås Stadsteater invests in TiMax SoundHub and Tracker for high precision audio

06/12/2022 - Project News

Sweden – Sweden’s Borås Stadsteater took the opportunity whilst undergoing a building renovation to simultaneously break down barriers to the most effective audio presence for its audiences. The venue reinvested in a new loudspeaker system spatialised by a Dante-equipped TiMax SoundHub spatial audio engine complete with a TiMax Tracker performer stagetracking system.

Serbia’s Chameleon Rental chooses DiGiCo Quantum and SD consoles for busy summer season and beyond

05/12/2022 - Production News

Serbia – Chameleon Rental is well-known in Serbia thanks to the knowledge, dedication and rich experience its team has gained during over two decades of business. It is recognised as a company that continuously strive for technical innovation, one that pays particular attention to ensuring its inventory comprises a winning combination of high-quality manufacturing, reliability and functionality. Before the 2022 summer season started, Chameleon decided to improve its audio production capabilities by adding a new digital audio console with exceptional performance, choosing a DiGiCo Quantum 225 as its latest acquisition.

Porto Drum Show snares Martin Audio’s flagship Wavefront Precision for second year

05/12/2022 - Production News

Portugal – Portugal’s ever-popular Porto Drum Show recently relocated to the impressive Alfândega do Porto for its fourth edition.

Ode to musicians: Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Ricardo Bacelar reveals composing music is akin to cooking: it’s all about experimentation!

05/12/2022 - Production News

Brazil – Premiered at the end of September on YouTube, Brazilian musician and composer Ricardo Bacelar’s documentary Immerse explores the intricacies of the production of his first fully immersive album entitled Congênito. The album was created in Bacelar’s own Jasmin Studio, one of the most advanced Dolby Atmos-certified residential facilities in the world. Working together with recording engineer Melk Dias and multiple-Grammy award winning mixing engineer Beto Neves, the documentary explores the creative and technical processes behind Bacelar’s work on the album and reveals some helpful tips on how they created the immersive tracks.

Creative Technology Asia Pacific uses Brompton LED video processing for League of Legends: Mid-Season Invitational and the first Wild Rift Icons Global Championship

05/12/2022 - Production News

Singapore – As one of the world’s premier providers of equipment rental and production services, Creative Technology (CT), part of the NEP Group, supports its clients around the world with 32 offices in 17 countries. In line with the company’s goal is to always deliver bigger, better and more exciting results than expected to its thousands of customers, CT APAC has recently added Tessera S8 LED processors to its existing Brompton Technology inventory. These have already been deployed on two high profile, internationally broadcast esports events hosted by Riot Games, bringing the most advanced processing power and unrivalled image reproduction to their LED video set-up.

Datasound Consulting and Newton: Failsafe Data Networking for Industrial Concert Touring Applications

05/12/2022 - Production News

Way back in 2009 Liam Halpin, owner of Datasound Consulting Ltd, had a clear vision for the processor he needed but could not buy: “I’d created a detailed specification, even drawn a front panel, and showed it to a number of leading pro-audio manufacturers but no-one could see its potential or was willing to put in the R&D effort needed to make it a reality,” he recalls.

Elation KL Fresnel gets retro for Tom Kenny-designed Robert Plant and Alison Krauss special

05/12/2022 - Production News

USA – Lighting designer Tom Kenny recently used Elation Professional’s KL Fresnel 8 LED wash light to support the retro set of a special CMT Crossroads performance by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Kenny had seen the warm-white LED Fresnel luminaire on the duo’s summer tour and realised it would fit in ideally with the show’s vintage look.

Vari-Lite Neo Playback Controller streams colourful light along Jamestown Riverwalk

05/12/2022 - Project News

USA – Jamestown New York’s Riverwalk Illumination Project officially opened in November as part of a $10 million city rejuvenation programme. The system highlights city landmarks including the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities' coal silo, the Washington Street Bridge piers and abutments, and the Main Street Bridge arches over the Chadakoin River. All these structures are now alive with a range of colourful lighting scenes, with the entire system driven by a Neo Playback Controller paired with a Vision.Net system from Vari-Lite, the originators of the modern moving head and a Signify brand.

Chauvet Professional and 4Wall Help Mike Cristella Create Evocative Vibe at US Open Pool Championship

05/12/2022 - Production News

USA – Precision, patience and control – not to mention a fair amount of courage – are essential qualities to have when holding a cue stick. They also come in pretty handy, for anyone lighting a pool tournament, especially one that’s broadcast globally. Just ask Mike Cristella.

Rowwen Héze – Slotconcert 2022 with Infinity and Showtec

05/12/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – Each year, Rowwen Héze round off their hectic touring schedule with a concert in their home town of America in the Netherlands. The Slotconcert 2022 took place on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th November with support from bands, DJs and special guests. Stagelight provided lighting for the event with numerous fixtures by Infinity and Showtec.

Yamaha Launches PA Demo Space at guitarguitar Glasgow

05/12/2022 - Project News

UK – Yamaha has unveiled a new PA demo space at guitarguitar in Glasgow, where visitors to the store can listen to and compare the sound of all Yamaha’s D-series powered loudspeakers. To launch the new facility, Andy May, long-time front of house engineer for Status Quo and other high profile artists hosted a free live sound masterclass.

L-Acoustics Ties Up Slipknot’s Knotfest Roadshow with L-Acoustics K Series

02/12/2022 - Production News

USA – Globally chart-topping rock band Slipknot are known for some of the most intense live shows on some of the biggest stages on the planet. Case in point, the Grammy Award-winning, and multi-platinum-selling group has spent much of the past two years on their ongoing Knotfest Roadshow, which recently wrapped up its third post-pandemic tour sweep of North America. To properly give the band its visceral sonic wallop live, sound reinforcement provider Eighth Day Sound, a Clair Global company, has been supplying the tour legs with a robust K Series loudspeaker package from L-Acoustics.

Magma Fog 1500 IP high-output fogger from Magmatic atmospheric effects now shipping

02/12/2022 - Equipment News

Magmatic atmospheric effects is offering the first dedicated fog generator in its Magma series of dependable haze and fog machines. Now in stock and shipping is the Magma Fog 1500 IP, a durable, water-based fog machine with advanced technology and IP65 rating that provides an exceptionally high output fog for professional applications of all types.

Robe Rocks LDI 2022 with “All Environments” live show and Innovative New Technologies

02/12/2022 - Event News

USA – Robe lighting embraced the 2022 LDI expo in Las Vegas with a fantastic booth design, an invigorating live show, and a jaw-dropping line up of new and innovative products that stunned and amazed those in attendance.

First outing for Disguise gx3 with Video Design and Biffy Clyro

02/12/2022 - Production News

UK – “The video and creative houses we use are amazing,” said tour manager Neil Anderson at Biffy Clyro’s recent homecoming show in Glasgow’s Ovo Hydro. “From Video Design who provide the touring technology, to Hidden Road and Luke Halls’ Studio, who build the content for us, just fantastic.”

Anolis at LiGHT22 Expo

02/12/2022 - Event News

UK – European LED lighting manufacturer Anolis (a Robe Business) participated enthusiastically in (d)arc Media’s new LiGHT22 expo concept for architects, lighting specifiers and designers, staged for the first time at London’s Business Design Centre. The brand showcased three innovative product ranges on a fresh contemporary-looking stand that caught eyes and attracted plenty of interest.

ABTT Stephen Joseph Award Winner for 2022 announced

02/12/2022 - Event News

UK - The ABTT Stephen Joseph Award is a prestigious award created in 2021 by the Stephen Joseph Committee of the ABTT to mark the centenary year of Stephen Joseph’s birth and 60th anniversary of the founding of ABTT, and to commemorate the life and work of this leading British theatre pioneer.

Canvas Manchester becomes epicentre of live music and club nights with L-Acoustics

02/12/2022 - Project News

UK – After a two-year hiatus, Manchester’s long-standing tradition as a musical epicentre is once again bolstered by the arrival of a ‘next-generation’ cultural destination, Canvas. Located just off Oxford Road in the heart of Circle Square, the multi-purpose space is a blank canvas featuring live music, club nights, a member’s lounge with events, as well as a seven-days-a-week bar open until 4am and a restaurant. Featuring the latest technology for visually and sonically led entertainment experiences, the sound is delivered via an L-Acoustics A Series system, specified and designed by L-Acoustics UK distributor, Audiotek, which was commissioned supply AV requirements across the venue’s three main spaces.

Andrew Ayers Calls on Chauvet Professional to Transform Salem Baptist Satellite Campus

02/12/2022 - Project News

USA – Salem Baptist Church sits on a beautiful 104-acre wooded campus with winding paths and gently rolling bluffs that provide an idyllic setting for worship services and bible studies, as well as a variety of recreational activities by its community of worshippers. Completed in 1979, the church building itself is also warm and welcoming, and features a modern video-ready lighting system.

Steve Lieberman and 154 Chauvet Professional Fixtures

02/12/2022 - Production News

USA – “Art must take reality by surprise.” So wrote the late, great French novelist and play write Françoise Sagan. Steve Lieberman would have no argument with that.

Team GB's Elise Glynn Sports Partnership

02/12/2022 - Business News

Version 2 has announced a new sports partnership with Team GB’s Elise Glynn.

OSA International Increases Lighting Rental Inventory with New Ayrton Eurus and Additional Ayrton Diablo Fixtures

02/12/2022 - Production News

USA – OSA International, Inc., which delivers world-class entertainment technology, event production and systems integration from its base in Las Vegas, has added large complements of Ayrton Eurus and Diablo lighting fixtures to its rental inventory servicing its Las Vegas and Nashville offices. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America.

From the Ledge to Horrifying Heights…

02/12/2022 - Production News

Australia – ITV’s I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here returned to the Australian jungle earlier this month, for the first time since the COVID pandemic saw it relocated to north Wales. Unusual Rigging was once again involved, providing consultancy for I’m A Celebrity and creating the brief for two aerial stunts.

Follow-Me and Molpass in new partnership for distribution in Italy

01/12/2022 - Business News

Italy - Follow-Me BV has announced the start of a new partnership with Italian distribution company Molpass S.L.R, for stocking, sales, marketing, training and support of the Follow-Me remote followspot and performer tracking system on the Italian market.

GLP supports Asaf Avidan in the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

01/12/2022 - Production News

Greece – Israeli singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Asaf Avidan recently marked a special end to his tour, named after the album of the same name, Anagnorisis. The ancient theatre, the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, at the foot of the Acropolis rock in Athens provided the perfect setting to bring the tour to a truly memorable conclusion.

Allen & Heath at the Heart of Konstantinos Argiros’ Eleftheros Tour

01/12/2022 - Production News

Greece – Best-selling Greek artist Konstantinos Argyros recently concluded his Eleftheros tour of stadiums and theatres across Greece, culminating in a support slot for 50 Cent at Athens’ Olympic Stadium, Greece’s largest live music event of the year, with Allen & Heath mixers handling FOH and monitor duties.

Pharos in control at the MVM Dome

01/12/2022 - Project News

Hungary – In the Hungarian capital city of Budapest, the MVM Dome is a 50,000 m2 multi-functional arena with the capacity to accommodate 20,000 people. It is Europe’s largest handball arena, built to coincide with Hungary being named as the host nation for the 2022 European Men’s Handball Championship.

MDS – modular duct system

01/12/2022 - Equipment News

The MDS (modular duct system) is a professional cable duct system for building services and installations in theatres, TV studios and institutes.

KV2 headlines at West Lake Music Festival 2022, Hangzhou with VHD5

01/12/2022 - Production News

China – The much-anticipated 13th edition of the popular West Lake Music Festival which has been held in the picturesque Prince Bay Park in Hangzhou, China every year since its inaugural event in 2008, was finally able to take place from 11-13th November. Having been postponed from its traditional dates in April due to pandemic concerns, music fans were more than ready to make the most of three days of China’s highest profile rock and pop acts. Indeed, with over 10,000 festival-goers every day, West Lake remains one of the most important music festivals in China and the 2022 edition was no exception. Full service production technology specialists D&S Stage Technology – the largest rental company in Zhejiang Province, China – was responsible for supplying all of the FoH equipment for the festival. Having road-tested KV2’s flagship VHD5 high-definition Constant Power point source system for the first time on last year’s event with great success, the company had no hesitation in specifying it for 2022.

dBs Institute of Sound & Digital Technologies Installs PMC Monitors in Two New Dolby Atmos Studios

01/12/2022 - Project News

UK – PMC’s reputation as an industry leader in the immersive audio market has led dBs Institute of Sound & Digital Technologies to choose the company’s loudspeakers for two new Dolby Atmos Music studios it is opening at its Manchester and Bristol campuses.

Oracle CloudWorld 2022 Kicks Off with Graphite LED Technology

01/12/2022 - Production News

USA – Running in late October, Oracle CloudWorld 2022 has come to a successful conclusion for attendees in Las Vegas. Supported by the teams from LMG and BrainHub from the Entertainment Technology Partners (ETP) family, the on site stage for the global conference featured ROE Visual LED technology and helped deliver impressive visuals.

Proteus Excalibur impact for Böhse Onkelz

01/12/2022 - Production News

Germany – Last summer, Waldstadion in Frankfurt was the scene of two sold-out shows by one of Germany’s favourite rock bands over the years, Böhse Onkelz. Renowned lighting designer and long-time lighting collaborator with the band, Jerry Appelt, created a spectacular stage and lighting design for the stadium shows and ensured that the visual impact would be memorable using Elation Professional’s Proteus Excalibur beam moving head.

disguise Revamps its Learn Platform to Provide an Industry-Tailored Learning Experience

01/12/2022 - Standards News

UK – disguise, the technology platform enabling the most spectacular live experiences and virtual productions, has re-engineered its learning programme to a new offering named 'disguise Learn'. disguise Learn’s new in-classroom and online courses provide an improved experience offering dedicated learning pathways for virtual production, extended reality, broadcast graphics, location-based experiences and live events so users can pick a learning pathway most relevant to their chosen industry application.

EnterTec trusts in PROLIGHTS via AC-ET

01/12/2022 - Production News

UK – EnterTec, a Buckinghamshire-based provider of audio and visual rental and turnkey production services, has made a major investment in lighting equipment from the PROLIGHTS brand, via UK distributor, A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET).