News Archive for February 2022

Chauvet Professional WELL STX Opens New Design Options in Battery Powered IP Package

28/02/2022 - Equipment News

Chauvet Professional continues to extend its line-up of all-weather fixtures with the introduction of WELL STX, a pair of IP65-rated battery powered LED tubes that provide an easy option for adding distinctive linear looks to stages, as well as corporate and broadcast applications, indoors or outside.

Entertainment Technology magazine online viewing

25/02/2022 - Business News

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DiGiCo delivers aerodynamic audio system for Joy Crookes tour

25/02/2022 - Production News

Europe – Singer-songwriter and BRIT Awards nominee, Joy Crookes, has captured hearts with her debut album, Skin, its evocative lyrics and melodies referencing both her Bangladeshi-Irish heritage and her own eclectic taste in music. Her current European tour, which started in the UK last year and continues until May is proving equally successful, with festival appearances secured for the summer. For its theatre sized venues, Triplex Productions is providing an audio system that centres around DiGiCo’s SD9 and SD11 consoles. This compact yet powerful setup is proving ideal where space it at a premium, with its audio quality perfectly delivering the intimacy of her music.

Proteus powers through on Super Bowl LVI Pepsi Halftime Show

25/02/2022 - Production News

USA – Sure, the game is fun to watch, but for many – certainly those in the entertainment technology industry – it is the Super Bowl halftime show that garners most of the attention. On Sunday, 13 February, 2022, all eyes were on SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles for Super Bowl LVI where hip-hop legends Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and Mary J. Blige took the stage, with surprise performances from 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak.

Setlight Invests in Robe ESPRITES

25/02/2022 - Production News

Poland – Setlight, one of the most important technical production and rental companies in the north of Poland, continues its commitment to Robe moving lights with a recent investment in ESPRITE LED moving lights, added to the company’s existing rental stock.

Justin Casey Creates Simply Distinctive Cali Vibes Looks for Slightly Stoopid with Chauvet Professional

25/02/2022 - Production News

USA – Sometimes, there really is truth in advertising! When promoting the Cali Vibes festival, organiser California Vibrations, promised fans a chance to step into the SoCal reggae scene with a “stacked line-up” of stars.

A Passion for Astera

25/02/2022 - Production News

UK – “Dance Passion” returns to the BBC in early 2022, celebrating all forms and genres of the UK’s vibrant dance sector, in a special collaboration between BBC Arts and One Dance UK, supported by Arts Council England.

# 1 Best New Attraction in the US Takes Flight with Lighting System from Bandit Lites

25/02/2022 - Project News

USA – Bandit Lites has installed the lighting system for the #1 Best New Attraction in the US, SkyFly: Soar America. Located in The Island in Pigeon Forge entertainment park, the attraction is captivating families with its breath-taking views and family-friendly, delightful story. Co-developed by Dynamic Attractions, the flying theatre transports guests to an immersive adventure as they join explorer Peter Wilder and his daughter Hannah on a steampunk airship. They are then whisked away on a flight created by a state-of-the-art 50-ton ride platform that lifts guests into the air before a 50-foot spherical screen that showcases America’s most beautiful and iconic locations. The ride was named the # 1 Best New Attraction in the US for 2021 by the readers of USA Today in the Reader’s Choice 2021 Awards.

Casas Church Becomes Home to North America’s First KLANG:konductor

25/02/2022 - Project News

USA – Casas Church launched in the Tucson area in the early 1960s and has kept moving forward ever since, pacing the vibrant region’s own continuing growth. They’ve done the same with their audio technology, becoming an early adopter of the KLANG:fabrik monitoring solution several years ago. Most recently, however, the church became the very first user in North America to acquire the new KLANG:konductor immersive in-ear monitor mix processor. The system, which was purchased through AVLX in Franklin, Tennessee, is now paired with the church’s existing Yamaha Rivage PM5 front of house console and Shure PSM 1000 in-ear monitor system.

Britannia Row Productions Goes Beyond Expectation for Cirque Du Soleil’s Luzia at The Royal Albert Hall

25/02/2022 - Production News

UK – Cirque du Soleil has reopened its enthralling spectacle, LUZIA – A Waking Dream of Mexico, at London’s Royal Albert Hall for a seven week run. The show transports audiences to an imaginary Mexico where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul.

Tess Minor takes a major step with GLP

25/02/2022 - Production News

UK – When Tess Minor (of Major Minor Designs) was handed her first big production design project last autumn, she wasn’t about to spurn the opportunity.

Sennheiser Digital 6000 Wireless System Dominates Halftime Performances with Stellar Audio During Super Bowl LVI

25/02/2022 - Production News

USA – While the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals faced off in Super Bowl LVI at Los Angeles’ new $5.5 Billion SoFi Stadium on 13 February, a significant draw for fans in the stadium and millions of viewers around the world was the historic halftime performance, which featured the biggest names in rap and hip-hop. Five out of six acts, including 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre and Eminem, delivered performances using Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 wireless system, which performed flawlessly.

Absen hosts first ever in-person event at new European HQ

25/02/2022 - Event News

Germany – Absen has announced its first public event held at its European HQ, in Mörfelden-Walldorf near Frankfurt Rhine-Main (15-16th March 2022, 10am – 4pm CET)

ACT Entertainment Welcomes Eric Abad as Western Regional Sales Representative

25/02/2022 - People News

USA – ACT Entertainment has announced that Eric Abad has joined the company as western regional sales representative based in Los Angeles. He most recently was the director of business development at JMAZ Lighting, a manufacturer of entertainment lighting equipment.

Mastering Engineer ‘Fragancia’ Adds a Prism Sound Titan to his Miami Studio

25/02/2022 - Project News

USA – After a successful introduction to Prism Sound technology via a Titan multi-channel audio interface, production and mastering engineer Julio 'Fragancia' Abreu is about to add two more Prism Sound units to his studio in the USA.

Follow-Me Partners with Negative Space in New Zealand

24/02/2022 - Production News

New Zealand – Introducing Jason Steel, the face behind Negative Space: the newly appointed Partner and Knowledge Centre for Follow-Me B.V. across New Zealand and Australia. Jason is busy packing up his equipment, from a video shoot, into his car whilst chatting on Slack to Follow-Me about his experience with Follow-Me and his excitement at being not only a Follow-Me user but the official Knowledge Centre for Follow-me in New Zealand and Australia. An opportunity that is enabling him to share his passion for and experience with, other like-minded industry people looking for and using the right followspot system.

KV2 helps revitalise The Fleece in Bristol

24/02/2022 - Project News

UK – Housed in a former sheep-trading market, now a grade II listed building, The Fleece is Bristol’s largest independent music venue and has welcomed the likes of Radiohead, Oasis, Muse, Jeff Buckley, Coldplay, Sea Girls, Amy Winehouse, Frank Carter & Rattlesnakes, Queens Of The Stone Age, George Ezra and Ed Sheeran to name but a few. When the Covid-19 pandemic forced The Fleece into temporary closure, it presented a rare opportunity for a complete refurbishment, one that the management seized with both hands. The Fleece has been offering live music and club nights seven nights a week since 1982; little wonder then, that the facilities, including the PA system, were due for an upgrade. The ambitious project comprised a full interior redesign including a new, larger stage with new LED screens, new lighting systems and a comprehensive KV2 sound system.

Steven Douglas Lights Maria Doyle Kennedy and Kieran Kennedy with Chauvet Professional

24/02/2022 - Production News

Ireland – Some 35-years ago, a young Irish singer was performing a gig when she met another aspiring musician who invited her to perform on one of his demo tracks. The singing led to dating, which led to marriage and in the process set off a love and success story of fairytale proportions.

Production Park provide bespoke solution for Cirque du Soleil

24/02/2022 - Production News

UK – Cirque du Soleil recently returned to the Royal Albert Hall with the dazzling show, LUZIA. Raising the curtain, following an extended intermission, all this was made possible by Yorkshire-based Production Park, who recreated, in its entirety, the Canadian circus troupe’s Montreal training base.

Darkfire Invests in Claypaky K-EYE K20 and K10 HCR Wash Lights and Puts Them to Work on “The Voice”

24/02/2022 - Production News

USA – Multi Emmy Award-winning lighting design company Darkfire Lighting Design has found its 125 Claypaky K-EYE K20 and K10 HCR wash lights with LED light sources to be workhorse fixtures for an extensive roster of television shows, including the long-running competition series, “The Voice.”

Void Acoustics launches Bias Q3 touring amplifier

24/02/2022 - Equipment News

Void Acoustics has announced the release of the latest addition to the Bias family of amplifiers.

Patrick Dierson reunites with Artiste Mondrian for iHeartRadio ALTer EGO

24/02/2022 - Production News

USA – iHeartRadio’s ALTer EGO concert 15th January at The Forum in Los Angeles was a rocking affair whose ruckus energy reflected the sold-out crowd’s joy to be back at a live event. Production designer Patrick Dierson of The Activity was delighted as well and lit some of the biggest names in alternative rock using a large lighting package that included Elation Professional’s Artiste Mondrian LED profile supplied by 4Wall Entertainment.

Allen & Heath Avantis Integrates Shure Wireless Control

24/02/2022 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath and Shure have deepened their integration to enable native monitoring and control of Shure’s ULX-D, QLX-D and Axient Digital wireless systems from Allen & Heath’s Avantis digital mixer.

tvONE Releases Powerful CORIOmaster 4K60 Capabilities

24/02/2022 - Equipment News

tvONE, the world-class developer and manufacturer of video conversion and AV signal distribution technology, has released a new 4K60 output module for CORIOmaster, CORIOmaster mini and CORIOmaster micro. New versions of firmware and software are also available, continuing the evolution of the CORIOmaster family of multi-window video processors.

Worship in Winter Haven has Changed with Adamson

23/02/2022 - Project News

USA – Winter Haven Worship Center in Winter Haven, Florida, has installed a new Adamson PA system in its 1,000-seat facility. The new system features a main stereo hang of nine IS10b sub-compact line array cabinets on each side, along with a total of four IS10pb full-range point source cabinets for outside and centre fill. Eight PC5i ultra-compact coaxial loudspeakers were incorporated for front row nearfield coverage. Finally, for low frequency reinforcement, they installed an under-stage sub arc, consisting of eight IS119b.

Dustin Derry Reflects Scope of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Chauvet Professional

23/02/2022 - Production News

USA – The 380-seat McLaughlin Theatre at St. Ignatius Prep is long on charm and character. With an interior modelled after the legendary Chicago theatres of the late 19th century, it provides an evocative setting for audiences. All that being said however, its iconic Bob Newhart Stage isn’t the most capacious in the city, measuring only 28 feet wide by 18 feet deep.

Chroma-Q Celebrates 25 Years of Brilliant Solutions

23/02/2022 - Business News

Renowned multi award-winning LED manufacturer, Chroma-Q, is proud to have been delivering its brilliant solutions for over 25 years!

Gigant Sound and Outline Take Centre Stage in Poland’s Largest Charity Event

23/02/2022 - Production News

Poland – Founded in 1993, The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity was originally created as a one-off event to raise money for medical equipment, raising over $1.5m that year. Part of the WOŚP Foundation, the event has since grown to become Poland’s largest non-governmental, non-profit charity organisation, raising money for paediatric and elderly care and featuring annual ‘Grand Finale’ live events in towns and cities right across the country.

Assimilate colour grading and compositing solutions now support Brompton Tessera LED processors for streamlined virtual production workflows

23/02/2022 - Equipment News

Assimilate has announced that its innovative Live Looks, Live Assist and Live FX software solutions now support integration with Brompton Technology’s Tessera S8 and SX40 LED processors, enabling live colour grading and compositing in virtual production workflows. This integration is currently available in the new v9.4 releases of Live Looks and Live Assist, and in the open beta of Live FX. Taking advantage of Brompton’s API, users working in LED volumes can now send 3D LUTs in near-real-time to Brompton’s Tessera S8 and SX40 LED video processors, powering live on set colour grading on the LED screen.

NEXT Audiocom introduces M1 Digital Stereo Mixer

23/02/2022 - Equipment News

The M1 is an ultra-compact and lightweight four-channel digital stereo mixer with Bluetooth to be used as a traditional mixer or USB audio interface.

L-Acoustics K1 and K2 are Good Things for Dan + Shay’s First Headlining US Arena Tour

22/02/2022 - Production News

USA – When three-time Grammy Award-winning country duo Dan + Shay hit the road in March of 2020 for their first official headlining US arena tour, they played three consecutive sold-out shows. Then Covid struck, grinding the trek – along with everything else – to a sudden halt. A year and a half later, the highly-anticipated tour finally picked back up, rescheduling and resuming the 30 remaining sold-out shows on the three-month run, which carried an L-Acoustics K Series loudspeaker system supplied by technical solutions provider PRG.

The Harbour Club Theater’s Appetite for Robe

22/02/2022 - Project News

The Netherlands – The Harbour Club brand is renowned in the Netherlands and around the world for its distinctive blend of quality, mouth-watering, high-end cuisine, vibrant international ambience, stunning industrial backdrops, and cool contemporary art, offering a unique dining-based experience that’s stylish and fun.

Logic Systems Adds Versatility to The Factory with Chauvet Professional

22/02/2022 - Project News

USA – Optimism is always a sign of courage, never more so than when expressed during challenging times. Such was the case on 21 October 2020, when, in the depths of the pandemic, a group of backers unveiled their plans for a new state-of-the-art live entertainment centre.

Jackie Shemesh chooses Ayrton Diablo for White Noise at The Bridge Theatre

22/02/2022 - Production News

UK – Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, and directed by Polly Findlay at London’s The Bridge Theatre last autumn, the European premiere of White Noise explored the subject of race in the 21st century from both a black and white perspective through a group of college friends.

Sogo Butai equips Zepp Haneda with LED fixtures from Robert Juliat

22/02/2022 - Project News

Japan – Robert Juliat continues its collaboration with Japan’s Zepp Hall network of prestigious concert venues via its exclusive Japanese distributor, Sogo Butai Co., Ltd.

Bandit Lights Up Tennessee’s Big Win Over Kentucky

22/02/2022 - Production News

USA – It was a legendary basketball game at Thompson-Boling Arena, with 20,000 fans hungry for the rematch between No. 16 Tennessee and No. 4 Kentucky. Bandit Lites fitted-out the arena with a lighting package fit for a rock show as the Tennessee Volunteers catapulted themselves to a 76-63 victory.

Showlight 2023 – Call for Papers

22/02/2022 - Event News

France - With less than 18 months to go until the next in-person gathering, Showlight is putting out a Call for Papers. Now is your chance to share your exciting lighting or terrific technology by presenting a paper at this unique and much-loved quadrennial networking event.

National Mariners’ Museum ships in Strand NEO to add dynamism to exhibit lighting

22/02/2022 - Project News

USA – Virginia’s famous Mariners’ Museum has upgraded its lighting control to a Strand NEO console from Signifyto enhance the colours and effects within its theatre and exhibits.

Audiologic supply high-tech immersive sound system for Evolution, Yorkshire Wildlife Park’s new restaurant with a difference

22/02/2022 - Project News

Audiologic has announced its collaboration with Technically Creative, to deliver a unique immersive experience at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Quasar Science Launch New ‘Advanced Colour Science’ Rainbow 2 and Double Rainbow Tubular LED Lights

22/02/2022 - Equipment News

Quasar Science, a leading provider of advanced lighting solutions and a Vitec Group brand, has announced the global launch of its latest linear LED lighting range for motion picture and content creation. The Rainbow 2 and Double Rainbow tubular LED lights create intense, realistic lighting with multiple individually controllable pixels, delivering high-quality white light and saturated colour that work in the tightest of spaces thanks to their sleek low-profile shape.

Burning the Floor with dBS Solutions’ WPS Optimised Line Array

22/02/2022 - Production News

UK – Burn The Floor is a fast moving, high-intensity live dance show, which since its formation in 1997 (for Elton John’s birthday party) has performed in over 130 countries worldwide.

Legacy, Elation and Obsidian team up for “Nature Illuminated” at Minnesota Zoo

22/02/2022 - Production News

USA – This past holiday season, Legacy Production Group of Minneapolis worked with Street Factory Media to present “Nature Illuminated” at the Minnesota Zoo, a magical driving or walking experience that featured brilliant displays of larger-than-life inflatable animals. Their second year working on the project, Legacy used a lighting package of Elation IP-rated luminaires to compose picturesque environments and controlled the lighting scenes using a large Obsidian lighting control network.

Entertainment Technology magazine online viewing

18/02/2022 - Business News

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

If you wish to continue receiving a printed copy, you will need to subscribe to the magazine at a cost of £27.50 per annum.

Robe Scores at Belgian Golden Shoe Awards

18/02/2022 - Production News

Belgium – The high-profile Belgian Golden Shoe Awards produced by DPG Media and Het Laatste Nieuws (HLN), is a coveted prize given to the Belgian First Division A’s best male and female football players based on performance over the preceding year.

Bubblebee Helps Herbert Verdino Capture Great Sound at Altitude

18/02/2022 - Production News

Denmark – Sound recordist Herbert Verdino made good use of Bubblebee Industries’ high quality sound tools and audio accessories during recent filming projects in the Austrian Alps.

Woodlite Sweden Invests in 200 Claypaky Xtylos and 42 Xtylos Aqua

18/02/2022 - Production News

Sweden – Woodlite Sweden AB, a lighting and stage equipment rental company with offices in Karlstad and Stockholm, was one of the first companies to invest in the Claypaky Xtylos. Last year took delivery of 200 Claypaky Xtylos fixtures, the Claypaky moving head light with a laser light source. Woodlite’s rental stock, which includes numerous other Claypaky fixtures, supports customers in putting on unique and great shows with the best results for their clients.

Sennheiser look to the future with new Liverpool City Region project

17/02/2022 - Project News

UK – Future Yard is a brand-new, 300-capacity community music venue in Birkenhead, near Liverpool. This new space aims to bring some of today’s most exciting new artists to the Wirral region, while at the same time providing key early performance opportunities and training for emerging local musicians and technicians. A diverse range of acts including Nubiyan Twist, Gruff Rhys, Pongo and Mono Neon have recently played the venue, while an exclusive autumn highlight featured synthpop legends Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark giving their first Wirral performance since 1979. Craig Pennington, co-founder of Future Yard, explains the community space represents a framework, and not just for future OMDs. With Sennheiser’s help, it offers a learning opportunity for future sound engineers and event staff.

Showtec Blinders used in India

17/02/2022 - Production News

India – Naveen Deshpande, founder of Ground Control, is an award winning lighting designer from India. He and his creative team are working on progressive and futuristic lighting design and audio visual experiences for artists, festivals, corporates and other large scale events across the globe. He speaks with admiration of the Showtec Sunstrip MKII blinders and uses 12 of them in one of India's biggest tour acts.

Adamson Load Library 5.3 is Now Available

17/02/2022 - Equipment News

Adamson System Engineering has released Adamson Load Library 5.3 for Lake Processor. This service update optimises the ease of use of both linear phase and conventional crossover settings by introducing a uniform preset naming scheme.

Obsidian Control Systems expands worldwide support team with new hires

17/02/2022 - People News

USA – Since its launch, Obsidian Control Systems has experienced sustained growth of its user base, along with a high demand for in-person ONYX console training. Obsidian has announced the expansion of its team with two experienced and knowledgeable members tasked with providing the support, programming advice and training capabilities Obsidian customers expect from a leading lighting controller brand.

Shure Delivers the Sounds of Super Bowl LVI Weekend to Millions Worldwide

17/02/2022 - Production News

USA – While the outcome of Super Bowl LVI remained uncertain until the final minutes, the performance of Shure’s wireless audio technology could not be questioned on or off the field.

G!theimagineers Create Comedy Narrative for Maxime Gasteuil with ChamSys MagicQ MQ500M

17/02/2022 - Production News

France – Sometimes travelling 587 kilometres can be like entering a new world. Popular French comedian Maxime Gasteuil is familiar with this feeling, having journeyed from by train from his small (population under 2,000) village of Saint-Émilion in the south of France to seek the bright lights of Paris.

Christie RGB pure laser projector installed at LEGOLAND Windsor

17/02/2022 - Project News

UK – Christie has announced that its award-winning RGB pure laser projector, the D4K40-RGB, has been installed at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. With almost 2.5m annual visitors the park regularly evolves its offering and the Christie D4K40-RGB is a key part of the technology set-up for the resort’s newest attraction, The Flight of the Sky Lion.

Steinigke Showtechnic exhibits at the Prolight+Sound trade fair

17/02/2022 - Event News

Germany – Steinigke Showtechnic will be exhibiting with two booths at the Prolight+Sound trade fair in Frankfurt am Main in 2022. After having to cancel the show for two years due to the pandemic, the company is now preparing for the trade fair comeback, which will take place from 26th to 29th April.

Neumann Monitors for Immersive Audio at Peppermint Park Studios, Hannover

16/02/2022 - Project News

Germany – At Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, the impressive 90 square metre control room is now equipped with a state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos system, and Neumann studio monitors are an important component for the immersive 3D audio experience. For studio owner Wolfgang Sick, Neumann was an obvious choice: "Neumann has been a reliable partner for years. For a long time now, we trust the detailed resolution of the KH 420 monitors and the powerful KH 870 subwoofer for sensitive mixing tasks. When we sent Neumann our request for the new Dolby Atmos system, on short notice, they responded instantly and helped us out, which confirmed that we had made the right choice.”

Follow-Me in Austria: “Ingenious tool for TV light”

16/02/2022 - Production News

Austria – Earlier this year, Viennese BMS Production Group, a client of German Follow-Me Partner LMP, was responsible for the technical production of the live ORF broadcast from Kirchleitn Kleinwild in St. Oswald Austria. Kirchleitn Kleinwild is a holiday village, set in beautiful countryside, that was used for the staging of the TV broadcast of the Winter hits from the stars of Folk music.

Illuminate Production Services debuts Proteus Excalibur on spectacular Space Needle New Year’s Eve show

16/02/2022 - Production News

USA – The Seattle Space Needles’s New Year’s Eve fireworks and light show is arguably the most iconic NYE celebration on the US West Coast. This year, in spite of a recently upgraded lighting system, organisers called upon Illuminate Production Services (IPS) and Elation Professional products to once again illuminate the legendary NYE show.

ChamSys Launches Direct Distribution in Benelux

16/02/2022 - Business News

Belgium – ChamSys has attracted an ever-increasing following in Benelux in recent years with many leading programmers and designers making the company’s product their console of choice for major festivals like Reverze, as well as at clubs and on tours. In response to this growing demand, the company has joined with AVL, its long time distributor in the region, to found ChamSys Benelux.

Ayrton Diablo and grandMA3 light Investments Pay Off for Spokane’s AMPD Lighting and Audio Visual

16/02/2022 - Production News

USA – AMPD Lighting and Audio Visual in Spokane, Washington has purchased 24 versatile, feature-rich Ayrton Diablo-S profile luminaires and a grandMA3 light console to add to the company’s rental inventory and use for professional event production. AMPD Lighting and Audio Visual offers high-end production, rental, sales and installation services to a wide range of markets in the Pacific north-west.

MultiDyne Expands Executive Team with Internal Promotions

16/02/2022 - People News

USA – MultiDyne Video & Fiber Optic Solutions has rewarded the stellar contributions of two rising stars in the company, Jesse Foster and Matt Watkins, with promotions to key executive positions, effective immediately. Both report to CEO Frank Jachetta, with expanded responsibilities focused on the company’s daily business operations and strategic company direction moving forward.

Vari-Lite VL5LED WASH, VL10 BEAMWASH and VL6500 WASH luminaires add on-camera effects for Niels Broos live

15/02/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – Utrecht’s majestic TivoliVredenburg music complex hosted a live session by celebrated Dutch musician Niels Broos recently, with an effects-rich lighting design by Jolijn van Iersel using the features of Vari-Lite VL5LED WASH, VL10 BEAMWASH and VL6500 WASH luminaires from Signify.

Robe Out in the Middle for Zac Brown Band

15/02/2022 - Production News

USA – In 2021, Zac Brown Band (ZBB) hit the road again with their “Comeback Tour”, re-energising a live campaign that had originally started in 2019, rolled into 2020 and then was abruptly halted due to the pandemic.

Bandit Lites Wins Pollstar Award for Best Concert Visuals

15/02/2022 - Event News

USA – Bandit Lites has announced that it was awarded Best Concert Visuals at the 33rd annual Pollstar Awards. Hosted by Steve Treviño and held once again at Los Angeles' Beverly Hilton, the Pollstar Awards honour artists, tours, festivals, promoters, venues, agents, managers, talent buyers and production companies who have achieved excellence in live events from the past year. This is Bandit Lites 27th Lighting Company of the Year related win.

Six ESTA document in public review

15/02/2022 - Standards News

Half a dozen documents are available for public review on ESTA's TSP website at They are free to download.

Green Hippo Welcomes New Distribution Partner, Midwich

15/02/2022 - Business News

UK - Green Hippo, specialists in the design and manufacture of hardware and software for real-time manipulation of video in the AV industries, has welcomed Midwich as a new distributor for Green Hippo products across the United Kingdom and Ireland regions.

Christie Crimson and Griffyn Series laser projectors illuminate the newly inaugurated 216-foot Statue of Equality in India

15/02/2022 - Production News

India – Christie has announced that its high-brightness 3DLP laser projectors are employed for a mesmerising projection mapping showcase on the newly inaugurated Statue of Equality, which commemorates the 11th-century Bhakti Saint Sri Ramanujacharya.

Claypaky Mythos 2 Fixtures “Shine a Light” on the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown to the New Year

15/02/2022 - Production News

Singapore – For the second consecutive year Singapore welcomed the new year with “Shine a Light,” an inspirational light display that illuminated the Marina Bay skyline and this year featured 60 Claypaky Mythos 2 spot and beam lights arrayed in a circular formation around The Promontory.

Producer Thai Long Ly Adds A Neve 1073DPX To His Recording Rig

15/02/2022 - Production News

USA – Producer and engineer Thai Long Ly has increased the flexibility of his mobile recording rig by investing in a Neve 1073DPX dual preamp/EQ. With this versatile unit in place, he can now track and mix projects with ease.

Martin Audio Partner AudiologicPRO Makes First Investment in Wavefront Precision

15/02/2022 - Production News

Slovakia – Martin Audio’s long-term Czech and Slovakian distributor, Rock Centrum, has announced a strategic Wavefront Precision line array sale to local rental company, AudiologicPRO.

Prairie Sun Live Gives its DiGiCo SD7T a Scorching Upgrade

14/02/2022 - Project News

USA – Just north of San Francisco, on a rural ten-acre ranch in the heart of Sonoma County wine country, Prairie Sun Recording Studios has been steadily recording some of the biggest names in music since 1980. From The Grateful Dead, Carlos Santana and Journey to Nine Inch Nails, Wu Tang Clan and Tom Waits, numerous Grammy Award-winning records have been tracked, mixed, and mastered at this former chicken hatchery repurposed four decades ago by Mark 'Mooka' Rennick as a world-class recording complex comprising three very well-appointed studios.

Cankarjev dom invests in Robe SPOTES

11/02/2022 - Project News

Slovenia – Cankarjev dom is Slovenia’s premier cultural venue offering seven diverse and different performance and event spaces located right at the heart of dynamic capital city Ljubljana.

Anthony Hazelden Runs Belsonic Festival Show for KC Lights with ChamSys

11/02/2022 - Production News

UK – Words like “upbeat” and “ebullient” come up often in reviews of KC Lights’ songs. It’s easy to understand why too. With its bright bursts of energy and soaring crescendos, his pioneering brand of house/techno music invariably lifts spirts, whether on or off the dance floor. Perhaps this is why his release “Girl” became the unofficial anthem for locked out and house-bound clubbers in 2020, connecting them to better, pre-pandemic times. In the process, it also helped push his all time streams past 100 million.

Astera is a Winner at ArtMasters Championship

11/02/2022 - Production News

Russia – The final of the 2021 Russian National Open Championship of Creative Competencies, ArtMasters, was staged at the iconic Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow to honour the best creative and technical talents working behind the scenes on shows and events: lighting designers, set designers, content creators, virtual worlds programmers, costume designers, make-up artists and many more.

Bon Iver and Audiences “Sincerely Grateful” for Immersive Live Shows with World’s First Deployment of New L-ISA Processor II

11/02/2022 - Production News

USA – When Bon Iver’s eponymous sophomore album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, launched ten years ago, it was widely praised by music critics, debuting at the number two spot on the Billboard 200 US chart and earning the group Grammy Awards for both Best Alternative Music Album and Best New Artist. To celebrate the anniversary of this milestone release properly, frontman Justin Vernon and his band brought the album to life in its entirety, plus additional material, with a pair of immersive live shows dubbed “Sincerely Grateful” at the new YouTube Theater at Hollywood Park using L-ISA technology.

ETC and Energy Systems Design cook up refined lighting for Justin Timberlake’s new Nashville hotspot

11/02/2022 - Project News

USA – The Twelve Thirty Club in Nashville is full of headliners. A modern take on the supper club, the “dapper-as-hell” restaurant was developed by James Beard Award nominee Sam Fox alongside pop superstar Justin Timberlake, with architectural and entertainment lighting control designed by Energy Systems Design. The project was only possible because of ETC’s control systems and infrastructure.

Hibino Lighting Adds Extra Versatility to Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre with Chauvet Professional

10/02/2022 - Project News

Japan – With its flowing, curving, abstract form, the Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre presents a fitting architectural testimony to the poetic beauty of the Japanese theatrical tradition. Widely regarded as the masterpieces of internationally renowned architect, Toyo Ito, the inherent beauty of the 18-year old structure is characterised by a speckled pattern of 20,000 pieces of glass adorning the façade.

Showtec at Matthijs gaat door

10/02/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – The company Chain knows better than anyone how to support television programmes in the field of lighting design and attract the attention of their viewers. This enables the artists to move, surprise and entertain as much as possible in the programme 'Matthijs gaat door' that is being broadcast every Saturday night on NPO1. Jeroen van Geffen (lighting design) and Benno van Merrienboer (lighting operator) know how to transform the studio and create a stylish stage experience full of, among others, beautiful visuals and Showtec light effects.

Claypaky announces the launch of Sinfonya Profile 600, first of a new family of LED fixtures, exclusively designed for Theatre applications

10/02/2022 - Equipment News

Claypaky has announced the launch of its brand new, low noise LED-based fixture exclusively designed for theatre applications. Sinfonya Profile 600 is revolutionary and contains a host of new features that increase the performance levels dramatically on previous models on the market.

GLP lights Nico Laska’s record release concert

10/02/2022 - Production News

Germany – Young German pop singer Nico Laska recently presented his debut album, NI/CO, at a sold-out event at the Frankfurt club Nachtleben. Working alongside him was lighting designer and operator Patrick Rabus, a long-time friend of the musician. In order to give the small basement club an atmosphere worthy of the occasion, Rabus turned to GLP’s JDC Line and FUSION Exo Wash.

Caribou Embark on World Tour with Flyable dLive System

10/02/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – Canadian composer and musician Daniel Snaith is a man of many talents. As well as recording and performing under the aliases Caribou, Manitoba and Daphni – spanning genres as diverse as IDM, folktronica, neo-psychedelia and dreampop – he also holds a PhD degree in mathematics from Imperial College London for his work on Overconvergent Siegel Modular Symbols.

Rivers Church further bolsters its Yamaha collection  

10/02/2022 - Project News

South Africa – Rivers Church is one of the fastest-growing congregations in South Africa. Starting with a humble attendance of only 70 people in 1992, Ps Andre and Wilma Olivier have grown the church into a faith of thousands, with multiple campuses located in Sandton, Kyalami, Centurion, Durban North and Ballito. Self-described as a ‘dynamic church’, Rivers offers inspirational messages and community to all age groups, with its online streaming service further widening its reach, particularly amid the pandemic.

Creative Technology Grows Project Management Team in UK

10/02/2022 - People News

UK – Creative Technology has hit the ground running in 2022 and the company is looking forward to an abundance of exciting live events lined up over the course of the year. With the summer already jam-packed with long-awaited music tours and festival comebacks as well as a multitude of sporting and corporate events firmly back in the calendar, the company has announced some significant changes within its project management team.

Live in Japan

09/02/2022 - Production News

Japan – The Japanese city of Chiba, which stands on Tokyo Bay and is famous among other things for having the world’s longest suspended monorail system, recently hosted the first two days of 'uP!!! Special Live Holic extra 2022' (supported by Space Shower TV) in its huge Makuhari Messe complex. The event featured an impressive cast of 16 key Japanese rock bands, including Androp, Straightener, Blue Encount and Orange Range.

d&b audiotechnik names Ayumi Hanano as Soundscape Business Development Manager for Japan

09/02/2022 - People News

Japan – German audio technology and solutions company d&b audiotechnik has appointed Ayumi Hanano as Soundscape business development Manager for Japan.

Bandit Hires New Project Manager to Nashville Office

09/02/2022 - People News

USA – Bandit Lites launched into the new year with ambitious plans of growth and renewal. To that end, Bandit has announced the hiring of Paul Holst as an additional project manager to meet the 2022 demands of events and tours better. Holst joins the elite team of individuals who plan and co-ordinate every event and tour, ensuring they are successful from start to finish.

A&T Trade Adds Versatility and Theatric Flair to Moscow Event Space with Chauvet Professional

09/02/2022 - Project News

Russia – Flexibility is woven into the very fabric of Action, a new 15 storey office complex owned by Action Mediagroup that combines advanced technology and ultra-modernistic architectural concepts with sustainable, ecological design features that bring its occupants closer to nature in the very heart of the city. This is clear for all to see every summer, when much of the building’s stunning latticed exterior is covered with climbing plants.

L-Acoustics Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force Seize and Destroy Fake Loudspeakers

09/02/2022 - Business News

China – Imitation is not always the greatest form of flattery. And in the case of counterfeit loudspeakers, it can be dangerous and illegal. In an active fight against counterfeit products and working in conjunction with the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China (GACC), a key border agency of the Chinese nation which boasts 100,000 staff throughout the country, L-Acoustics recently had illegal counterfeit ARCS II loudspeakers seized and destroyed.

BCT Entertainment Adds Ayrton Diablo Fixtures to Lighting Inventory

09/02/2022 - Production News

USA – Anaheim-based BCT Entertainment, a leading AV production company with a full inventory of lighting, video, pro audio, lasers and staging available for rental or sale, has invested in a large complement of Ayrton Diablo fixtures. ACT Entertainment, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America.

Ground Control for Red Bull Dance your Style

09/02/2022 - Production News

India – Red Bull Dance your Style is a global digital event where the best dancers around the globe showcase their skills in one-on-one battles to unpredictable tunes. Last year no fewer than 80 events took place, including one in India where 26 Showtec Sunstrip Active MKII blinders were used. The event was live on Insider and reached dance lovers from all over the world. It was a unique dance experience where the crowd decided who ruled the dance floor.

Hippotizer revs up heavenly visuals at Christ Fellowship Churches

09/02/2022 - Project News

USA – The sunny Christ Fellowship Churches in South Florida are enjoying new visions during services at five locations this year, following a major investment in Hippotizer media servers to playback pre-made content and drive LED pixel strips with swathes of colour.

Proteus supports storytelling on stunning UAE 50th National Day Celebration

09/02/2022 - Production News

UAE – Lighting designer Bruno Poet recently turned to Elation Professional’s Proteus line of IP65 luminaires to light the UAE’s 50th National Day Celebration, a breathtaking and technically demanding show that beautifully chronicled the country’s unique history and hopes for the future.

Robe ESPRITES and Sunbeams for Arlo Parks Tour

08/02/2022 - Production News

UK - “Absolutely amazing” is how lighting designer Tom Campbell from creative collective MIRRAD describes working with the hugely talented and highly acclaimed British singer-songwriter and poet Arlo Parks (Anaïs Oluwatoyin Estelle Marinho). Her 2021 debut album Collapsed in Sunbeams, produced during the pandemic lockdowns, won last year’s coveted Hyundai Mercury Music Prize for Best Album and she also collected a Brit Award for Breakthrough Artist.

Sound Technology expands Professional Lighting Team

08/02/2022 - People News

UK – Sound Technology Ltd, exclusive distributor of Martin Professional in the UK, has appointed Joshua Wakley as area sales manager in its professional lighting division.

DiGiCo is the Ferst Center’s First Choice for the Second Time

08/02/2022 - Project News

USA – Located in the heart of the Georgia Institute of Technology campus, the Ferst Center for the Arts serves as a showcase for the presentation of concerts, lectures, dance, film and theatre. Filled with activity year-round, the hall seats nearly 1,000 and is designed to provide a wealth of diverse and enriching opportunities for both Georgia Tech (the name by which the school is best known) and the greater Atlanta community. It’s also been a DiGiCo facility for several years, with an SD9 console serving as its front of house desk since 2014.

Funktion-One sound systems deliver sonic edge to Day Zero Festival

08/02/2022 - Production News

Mexico – Mexico’s Day Zero Festival marked its tenth year in style with Funktion-One sound systems – from distributor and rental partner Loto Audio – on all three stages. The festival, which is the brainchild of organisers Damian Lazarus and Crosstown Rebels, is renowned for its melting pot of music, mysticism and natural wonder.

Optocore Festival Box prepares for the new outdoor season

08/02/2022 - Production News

Europe - A number of rental companies across Europe are streamlining their hire fleets for the coming touring and outdoor seasons by acquiring Optocore’s unique Festival Boxes. These are available in Grand (12 SFP) and Petit (6 SFP) fibre transport platforms in order to convert and send multiple signal formats down a single fibre.

LEAD Chooses Claypaky Fixtures for Rapyd’s “The Moment” Showcase Event in Tel Aviv

08/02/2022 - Production News

Israel – When Israeli tech giant Rapyd, which provides an API-based “fintech-as-a-service,” hosted a dynamic company rooftop party in Tel Aviv, LEAD selected an array of Claypaky fixtures to pull off one of the most innovative show concepts of the year.

Entec’s new identity reflects future ambition and growth underpinned by technical, service and safety excellence in a post-Covid world

08/02/2022 - Business News

UK – Reflecting the stellar transition the company has embarked on since coming out of lockdown, Entec has started the new year with both new branding and image, including only their third logo change in 50 years.

Shure’s Axient Digital Wireless System Powers The Thursford Christmas Spectacular

08/02/2022 - Production News

UK – Shure has announced that The Thursford Christmas Spectacular upgraded to the Axient Digital Wireless system for its run of 2021 shows.

BikeFest Spain 2022 finishes phase one, raising much-needed funds for industry charities

08/02/2022 - Event News

Spain – An intrepid team of ten industry professionals cycled 400km along the Spanish coast last weekend, to raise awareness of the impacted Live Events industry and raise funds for charity.

Loft01, New Hirable Event Space in Italy Equipped With Premium Wavefront Precision

08/02/2022 - Project News

Italy – Loft01 in Prato is a former warehouse, newly-converted into a lounge, restaurant and cocktail club in the heart of the Italian city of Prato. With a capacity of 90 (seated), it can be hired out for any type of event, from birthdays, weddings, art exhibitions and dance parties, customised to suit. In addition, clients benefit from a full technical infrastructure, including a Martin Audio Wavefront Precision Mini (WPM) PA, installed by dealers CLS Service.

L-Acoustics Transforms Landmark Congress Hall in Russia

07/02/2022 - Project News

Russia – Upon its inauguration in 2007, the newly-built Toratau Congress Hall became an instant architectural icon. Encompassing 14 multi-functional conference rooms, three VIP meeting rooms, a concert hall, a massive 4,000 square-metre exhibition space and three first-class restaurants, each of the facilities matched the innovative design of the building itself. As time went by, Toratau Congress Hall attracted an increasingly international roster of events and artists, which in turn presented more demanding technical requirements. Venue management realised that the main auditorium would require a new high-end, multi-functional sound reinforcement system. A brief that was easily fulfilled by L-Acoustics K Series and X Series.

College Upgrades Console Swapping ASP8024 for ASP8024-HE

07/02/2022 - Project News

USA – Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC) made it easy for themselves, swapping their decade-old ASP8024 console for a brand new ASP8024 Heritage Edition by Audient. For co-ordinator and professor of audio engineering, Dr. Ian Corbett, it was an easy decision. “Teaching signal flow on the ASP8024 has always been easy, so why change a good thing?

The Recording Studio London Adds Automation to its New Neve 8424 Console

07/02/2022 - Project News

UK – Swapping a vintage large format console for one with a much smaller footprint could have spelled compromises for the team behind The Recording Studio London, especially if creating more space in the control room meant sacrificing sonic quality, channel count and automation. But luckily for the facility’s owners, there was a solution available that delivered on all their requirements: the small format and highly versatile Neve 8424 console.

Dodd Technologies and Elation Proteus meet lofty challenge at College Football Playoff in Indianapolis

07/02/2022 - Production News

USA – Dodd Technologies, a full service live events production company in Pendleton, Indiana, near Indianapolis, had a busy start to the year thanks to the College Football Playoff national championship game, which took place at Indianapolis’s Lucas Oil Stadium on 10 January. Dodd worked on several projects associated with the game including a remarkable high-rise ballet lit using Elation’s 50,000-lumen Proteus Maximus.

Entertainment Technology magazine online viewing

04/02/2022 - Business News

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Robe Gets a Rebel Cause

04/02/2022 - Production News

Belgium – In the true spirit of the 'technoverse', production values were ramped up to the “next level” by the organisers of the two-day Rave Rebels XXL extravaganza, staged at Palais 12 in Brussels, celebrating a welcome return to live events for this high energy phenomenon that included a stunning production design – lighting and set by Thomas Boets – with 200 Robe Pointe moving lights at its epicentre.

Eric Church Celebrates the Return of Live Music Using BlackTrax

04/02/2022 - Production News

Canada – Eric Church set out on The Gather Again Tour this autumn with the intention to unite fans and celebrate the return of live music, promoting his most recent Heart & Soul albums. Church is furled by the energy he receives from the audience and his interactions with them. Now, he doesn’t have to worry about being at certain mic positions for certain moments. With the format of The Gather Again Tour, special moments can be created anywhere on stage at any time during the show, thanks to BlackTrax! 

DiGiCo Quantum Consoles Bring a Sonic Sea Change to Seacoast Church’s Audio Ecosystem

03/02/2022 - Project News

USA – Seacoast Church is recognised as a pioneer in the field of church propagation, with a dozen physical locations in South Carolina and one in North Carolina, as well as its online presence reflecting its status as one of the largest churches in the Eastern United States. Over 10,000 worshippers attend weekly, where Greg Surratt continues to serve as Founding and Teaching Pastor while his son Josh Surratt serves as lead pastor.

New Anolis Lighting Installation Uplifts Rosary Basilica Façade in Lourdes

03/02/2022 - Project News

France – A new Anolis LED lighting scheme is illuminating the famous exterior façade of the Rosary Basilica at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes (Sanctuaire de Notre-Dame de Lourdes), an ultimate destination calling pilgrims and worshippers from worldwide to the south of France.

PAS Celebrates Braford in Light with Chauvet Professional

03/02/2022 - Production News

UK – At the height of the industrial revolution, Bradford’s dominant position within the northern textile industry earned itself the nickname “Woolopolis.” Some two centuries later, a group of enterprising locals have undertaken an initiative to celebrate the city’s past and look forward to its future with Bradford is #LiT.

Dynacord powers Atlanta Sound & Lighting’s new Electro-Voice systems, revitalises existing gear

03/02/2022 - Production News

USA – BIn step with the gradual return of live music to concert venues and worship spaces, Atlanta Sound & Lighting has been upgrading its rental stock with a focus on technology, flexibility and ease of use. Notable among their recent acquisitions are MFX-15MC multi-functional monitors and X12-128 dual-18” subwoofers from Electro-Voice, powered by TGX series DSP amplifiers from EV’s sibling brand Dynacord. Set up and control come via Dynacord’s latest SONICUE Sound System Software.

Claypaky Mythos 2 and B-EYE K25 Fixtures Dazzle in Holiday Light Show on Mumbai’s Bandra-Worli Sea Link Bridge

03/02/2022 - Production News

India – Christmas and New Year celebrations in Mumbai, India were especially dazzling thanks to a light and laser spectacular showcasing the beauty of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, a 5.6km long, eight-lane wide bridge connecting Bandra in the western suburbs of Mumbai with Worli in the south.

Saracens and Version 2 Partnership

03/02/2022 - Business News

Saracens has announced a new partnership with Version 2 as its official lighting partner.

Stage Audio Works and Lumalytic deliver a harmonious audio-visual experience for new Nando’s restaurant

02/02/2022 - Project News

South Africa – Nando’s is a premium global brand that boasts over 1,000 restaurants worldwide. Proud of its Southern African origins, Nando’s has commissioned local art from the outset to decorate its restaurants; consequently, the chain now possesses the largest privately owned collection of contemporary Southern African art in the world. Recently Nando’s inaugurated one of its latest restaurants, located in the acclaimed Mall of Africa, Johannesburg. Much like the collection of art, the cultural resonance of audio is also an important touchpoint for the brand. In fact, Nando’s run an entire radio station across all their restaurants that delivers a carefully curated Afro-Luso playlist. Heatwave Radio combines the ‘beats of Africa along with the fiery rhythms of Latin America’, an ode to the Afro-Portuguese heritage of the company.

ELS and Elation light inaugural “Holiday Wonders” at Bowie Nature Park in Tennessee

02/02/2022 - Production News

USA - Extreme Lighting & Sound (ELS) recently wrapped up its first season presenting “Holiday Wonders” at Bowie Nature Park in Fairview, Tennessee. The dazzling drive-through holiday light show featured atmosphere-generating effects from a large amount of Elation lighting gear along with custom pixel products and proved a huge success.

Showtec at Lingo on Canal Sur

02/02/2022 - Production News

Spain – Recently, the first episode of a brand new Lingo season was broadcast on CanalSur. It is a battle of words between three couples with the aim of raising as much money as possible. The game consists of three rounds and a final lap in which the candidates try to guess as many words as possible. The winning couple eventually takes home the money they have gained during the game.

Andrew Dawson Connects James Barker Band to Crowd with Chauvet Professional

02/02/2022 - Production News

Canada – Country Music “rings true wherever you go,” James Barker told an interviewer last year. The platinum certified chart-topping star is living proof of that. Born in Canada, the singer/song writer and his James Barker Band embody the heart and soul of the Nashville sound with their raw, unapologetically down home style, a brand of music that’s earned them two No. 1 hits along with a Juno Award.

New Year, New Tessera! Brompton rolls out its latest Tessera v3.3 software features

02/02/2022 - Equipment News

Industry-leading LED video processing products manufacturer, Brompton Technology, has hit the ground running in 2022 by announcing its latest Tessera v3.3 software features, bringing new possibilities that optimise the performance of LED panels to further streamline professional workflows.

Showtec at 13th century English castle

02/02/2022 - Production News

UK – Hever Castle had its façade and gardens beautifully lit by 96 Showtec Helix S5000 RGBW outdoor LED washers and 50 Showtec Festoon light Q4 Strings. STL Lighting Limited supplied its services, decorating the estate in bright and colourful lights for the dark days around Christmas.

grandMA3 used for Hillsong Event: “Many very practical advances in the software”

02/02/2022 - Production News

Australia – Jarrad Donovan from Juxta Design chose a full grandMA3 lighting control system for Hillsong Church’s recent “Simply Christmas” special production which was staged at The Hillsong Convention Centre in Norwest, Sydney.

Pearce Hire creates magical nature wonderland for the National Trust’s Anglesey Abbey

02/02/2022 - Production News

UK – The National Trust team at Anglesey Abbey in the picturesque Cambridgeshire village of Lode recently opened its gates for its ‘Winter Lights’, an imaginative and breath-taking night-time trail through the beautiful heritage gardens of the listed Jacobean Abbey.

Vijay Thaygarajoo joins Ayrton as regional sales manager for Asia Pacific

01/02/2022 - People News

APAC – Ayrton has announced the further expansion of its international team with the appointment of Vijay Thaygarajoo as regional sales manager for Asia Pacific. The appointment takes effect from 1 February 2022.

L-Acoustics L-ISA Technology allows University College London’s Ground-Breaking Environmental Research Laboratory, PEARL, to Recreate Everyday Life

01/02/2022 - Project News

UK – From the softest bird song to the most booming explosion, how many loudspeakers does it take to recreate reality? That’s the question University College London (UCL) asked when they embarked on constructing the Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory (PEARL), a 4,000 square metre, ten metre high laboratory and testing ground for simulating real-life events. The answer is over 150 L-Acoustics loudspeakers in an L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound installation for this unique environment where entertainment technology meets scientific research.

NicLen Makes Huge Robe Investment

01/02/2022 - Production News

Germany – Leading German rental and “prime dry hire service” specialist NicLen, headquartered in Dortmund, has made a massive investment in Robe moving lights with a three-figure quantity of FORTES and iSpiiders delivered by Robe Germany which is now available from current rental stock for all clients.

David Butzler Honored for 30 Years with Bandit Lites

01/02/2022 - People News

USA – When David Butzler was a pipe fitter in St. Louis and doing lighting as a side hustle, he had no idea that he’d end up as the lighting designer for the best-selling solo artist of all time, Garth Brooks. Butzler recently was honoured at Bandit’s Annual General Meeting for 30 years with Bandit Lites.

Entec Partner with Eighteentwentysix For Il Divo Christmas Dates

01/02/2022 - Production News

UK - Although American production manager Jon Bumgarner has wide experience working arenas in the UK’s major cities, for the recent Christmas With Il Divo tour, earlier postponed because of Covid, he relied on the help of Entec Live’s technicians.

grandMA3 Software Provides Control for Carrie Underwood’s Residency at Resorts World Las Vegas

01/02/2022 - Production News

USA – Multi-Grammy Award-winner Carrie Underwood debuted her first Las Vegas residency, “REFLECTION,” in December at the new Resorts World Theatre where lead lighting designer and creative producer Nick Whitehouse and joint lighting designer Brian Vaughan used the grandMA3 software to control the lighting. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of MA Lighting products in North America.

tvONE and Green Hippo embrace ‘localised trade show’ events

01/02/2022 - Event News

Worldwide – tvONE and Green Hippo have announced they will bring their innovative new technologies directly to partners and end users in their own countries, focusing on a series of localised trade show events around the world.

TiMax spatially mixes a new era of late-night musical experience in Antwerp

01/02/2022 - Project News

Belgium – Studio Zuid in Antwerp’s trendy south has transformed its entertainment offering with the purchase of a TiMax SoundHub-S64 spatial processor with MADI I/O. The venue’s semi-circular amphitheatre-like auditorium plays host to a wide and popular variety of immersive musical dining experiences, the first of which was an immersive production of The Bodyguard, originally made famous by the Whitney Houston film and award-winning soundtrack.

Burj Khalifa lit by 250 PR Lighting AQUA 580 Beam for New Year spectacular

01/02/2022 - Production News

UAE – Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Dubai celebrated the arrival of 2022 in style, with a grand festival of events.

L-Acoustics A Series in 7.1 Surround Configuration Stars at Thailand Planetarium

01/02/2022 - Project News

Thailand – Established in 1955, the Chonprathan Wittaya School is a private institution with over 6,000 students attending elementary, primary and secondary level programmes in both Thai and English. Located just outside Bangkok, the school has recently built a planetarium to screen earth and space documentaries as part of the educational curriculum.

BlacklineX and Weatherised CDD the Perfect Combo for Albania’s Lift Steakhouse

01/02/2022 - Project News

Albania – The Lift Steak & Rooftop Bar is a new 500-capacity venue in the Albanian capital of Tirana, owned and operated by the Revo Hospitality Group and situated in the ABA Business Center.