News Archive for March 2022

PMC fact fenestria - The Choice Of Grammy Nominated Mastering Engineers

31/03/2022 - Project News

USA – Renowned mastering engineer Darcy Proper has received her 12th Grammy Award nomination for the Best Immersive Audio Album, in recognition of her work on artist Alain Mallet’s kaleidoscopic world jazz release Mutt Slang II – A Wake of Sorrows Engulfed in Rage. The album was mastered at Valhalla Studios, New York, using PMC fact fenestria speakers as the main monitors.

Final Pixel Praises Benefits of Brompton’s Frame Remapping Feature for Virtual Production Shoots

31/03/2022 - Production News

UK – Final Pixel, a global creative studio specialising in end-to-end virtual production, has worked with a variety of clients across film, TV, advertising and corporate events to develop bespoke virtual production setups that meet the needs of each particular project. In addition to working with international clients such as Discovery, Disney/ABC, and Shutterstock, the studio also recently launched its Final Pixel Academy, which provides training on the latest virtual production skills and techniques, ensuring that artists and technicians have first-hand experience in this rapidly-evolving field.

Over 260 Chauvet Professional Fixtures Create Eco Friendly Lighting Upgrade at The Michael Fowler Centre

31/03/2022 - Project News

New Zealand – At their best, cultural institutions do more than provide an engaging setting where people can enjoy the performing arts. They also serve as reassuring landmarks, standing out from their surroundings to remind all who gaze upon them of a community’s shared ideals and values.

Entourage Pro fully open!

31/03/2022 - Business News

Entourage Pro (EP), the world’s first verified crewing platform, has announced the full opening of its highly anticipated and free to use (and join) freelance production crew, resource.

Generation change: Michael Adenau hands over management of MA Lighting Technology

31/03/2022 - People News

Michael Adenau has handed over the management of MA Lighting Technology, heralding a generational change. His successors are Gerhard Krude, already a long-time managing director, and newly appointed managing director Alexander Schneider.

disguise’s latest r21 software release enhances production workflows

31/03/2022 - Equipment News

disguise, the visual storytelling platform and market leader in extended reality (xR) solutions, has launched its latest software release, r21, unlocking improved functionality of its Designer software interface and RenderStream workflows, as well as introducing new tools for managing colour workflows. The release promises enhanced performance of the disguise software for productions across all of disguise’s wide-reaching industry applications, from live shows to virtual productions, broadcasts and fixed installations.

PRG boosts its LED Luminaire range with a range of Ayrton products

31/03/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – PRG has given its moving light range a major boost by committing to an investment of over 1,000 state-of- the-art automated LED luminaires from AYRTON and adds a selection of Huracán Profiles, Domino Profiles, Eurus Profiles, Perseo and Khamsin fixtures, which will be spread over the different depots in the US, EMEA and APAC region.

DiGiCo is a Team Player for Super Bowl LVI’s Halftime Show

31/03/2022 - Production News

USA – This year’s Super Bowl LVI at SoFi Stadium in the Los Angeles area was an inflection point for the event’s signature halftime spectacular. It was to be the first time that all of the music performers were hip-hop artists, reflecting a shift what has taken place over the last decade that has seen the genre come to dominate popular music sales, charts and culture. One thing that has remained a constant, though, was the event’s reliance on DiGiCo as ATK Audiotek, now a Clair Global company, once again deployed four SD5 mixing consoles to handle the complex and high-profile production.

GLP JDC1 and X4 Bar 20 deliver Better Days for Dermot Kennedy

31/03/2022 - Production News

UK – Production designer Owen Pritchard-Smith used multiples of GLP’s impression X4 Bar 20 battens and JDC1 hybrid strobes for several rescheduled UK shows on Dermot Kennedy’s recent Better Days tour. These included dates at Alexandra Palace in London before the Irish singer headed off to the States.

Neumann Miniature Clip Mic System Takes the Stage with Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles During "NFL Honors" Ceremony

30/03/2022 - Production News

USA – As one of the events leading up to last month's Super Bowl, the "NFL Honors" show recognised several professional American football players and coaches for their performances during the 2021 football season. The two-hour long awards ceremony, broadcast on Thursday, 10 February for millions of viewers on the ABC and ESPN+ television networks, featured the Inner City Youth Orchestra (ICYOLA) of Los Angeles performing for the duration of the show. ICYOLA's performance also marked the American broadcast debut of Neumann.Berlin's new Miniature Clip Mic System, which was used to capture the orchestral instruments on stage.

New Software and Firmware Updates Keep Outline’s Newton in a Global Class of One

30/03/2022 - Equipment News

Continued development of the Italian company’s patented WFIR filter design results in even greater EQ resolution, while other updates extend the unit’s capabilities, compatibility and control options.

Bandit Lites Promotes Mike Stanley to Client Representative

30/03/2022 - People News

USA – Bandit Lites has announced the recent promotion of Mike Stanley to client representative. In this position, Stanley with identify and develop new opportunities of growth for the company, provide product solutions, ensure customer satisfaction, and work with clients to provide their every need as he assures every client will “Experience Excellence” with Bandit.

From classic plays to modern drama, cabaret and musicals – Het Nationale Theater presents sound productions with Sennheiser

30/03/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – Created in 2017 as a merger of het Nationale Toneel (a theatre company), the Koninklijke Schouwburg (the Royal Theatre) and Theater aan het Spui (the City Theatre), Het Nationale Theater (HNT) is one of the Netherland’s most prominent theatres. With 90 per cent of shows converting into touring productions, the team regularly travels to every major city in the Netherlands with its shows, covering a quarter of nearly 200 theatres spread all across the country. Last year, HNT’s audio inventory was upgraded with a fleet of Sennheiser’s Digital 6000 wireless microphone systems with SK 6212 mini-bodypack transmitters, bringing a new level of audio clarity, comfort and no-compromise transmission reliability to the theatre’s spectacular and varied programme.

Moshe Baskin and Chauvet Professional Flow with the Music at Winterlude

30/03/2022 - Production News

USA – Music is the movement of sound, the great Plato wrote. For Moshe Baskin, lighting pro of the @Eagleproducionco team. music is also something that can shape the movement of light. This was obvious for the audience at the historic Ritz Theatre to see (and feel!) recently when the talented designer set the light from his 48 Chauvet Professional fixtures in motion for Winterlude, a collective performance by some of the leading stars in Jewish pop music.

Mother Mother Take ‘Inside’ Out on the Road With Allen & Heath’s dLive

30/03/2022 - Production News

Canada – Written and recorded during lockdown, Inside, the eighth studio album from Canadian Alt-rockers Mother Mother, speaks to the isolation of the time yet shimmers with an infectious optimism. In support of the release of Inside, the band announced their much-anticipated return to the world stage with a tour taking in multiple continents over a 12-month span.

Avolites and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Announce Five-Year Partnership to Support Production Training

30/03/2022 - Standards News

UK – Avolites and The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) have engaged in a five-year agreement with the aim of enhancing students’ access to leading professional visual control systems, tools, and training.

Brompton Technology heads to Sin City to help deliver Usher’s supreme Las Vegas residency experience

30/03/2022 - Production News

USA – The eight-time Grammy Award-winner and R&B superstar Usher Raymond IV recently headlined a Las Vegas residency, delivering his fans an extraordinary immersive performance and “an Usher experience like they’ve never seen or heard before”. Opened at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on 16 July, 2021, Usher delivered 12 shows in total, eight in July, three in December, and a final event on 1 January, 2022. BrainHub and LMG Touring & Entertainment, both part of Entertainment Technology Partners (ETP), worked closely together and with the singer’s crew to design a larger-than-life experience featuring more than 500 moving lights, creative LED, and video solutions.

The Vari-Lite VL2600 Profile ensured The Sun Came Out on NBC’s ‘Annie Live’

30/03/2022 - Production News

USA – US TV Network, NBC, recently ran a star-studded, live broadcast of the hit musical Annie. ‘Annie Live’ was broadcast to a TV audience of over five million, with 350 watching in the NBC studio. Multi-genre, award-winning lighting designer Bob Barnhart lit the production, evoking mood, atmosphere and a vivid sense of time and place. Having previously worked on NBC’s live broadcast of ‘The Sound of Music’, Barnhart knew that he required a lighting fixture with maximum technical and creative potential. To that end he selected the VL2600 Profile from Vari-Lite, a Signify, entertainment lighting brand.

Club After Dark Goes Mega

29/03/2022 - Production News

Sweden – Club After Dark is a vibrant new “Dinner Drag Decadence” supper club / cabaret concept, created by legendary Swedish drag artist and performer Christer Lindarw, a colourful, fun-fuelled extravaganza of music and dance directed and choreographed by Hans Marklund, with music directed by Kent Olsson who is also a co-creator of the show together with Christer and Hans.

KV2 is the Wise choice for Polish clubs

29/03/2022 - Project News

Poland – Wise Clubs is a leading AV consultancy and integration firm based in Kraków, Poland. The company was recently called upon to design and integrate systems into two of Katowice’s hottest nightspots: the iconic P23 club located in a former porcelain factory, and its little brother, the recently opened CEL club in the centre of Katowice. Both venues have been equipped with comprehensive KV2 sound systems – the first KV2 systems to go into clubs in Poland – designed and installed by Wise Clubs and supplied by KV2’s polish distributor, Arcade Audio.

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall opens the Royal Academy of Dance’s new global headquarters, featuring an installation by Stage Electrics

29/03/2022 - Project News

UK – The new, state-of-the-art, Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) global headquarters in London received royal approval at its grand opening recently. HRH The Duchess of Cornwall opened the Academy’s new facility in Battersea, following an extensive project by Cragg Management and specialist contractor, Stage Electrics.

Technical Production Group Invests in L-Acoustics Syva and 5XT

29/03/2022 - Production News

Poland – Formed in 2019, Technical Production Group (TPG) is a relative newcomer to the Polish market. Its age, however, belies the experience of its team, who have worked together on productions for many years. TPG has ensured end-to-end services for the conference and corporate events market, investing in an inventory of sound, lighting, multimedia, and broadcast solutions from the outset. A recent opening of its own studio for live streaming events has added to its capacity to serve the market. Its latest technical acquisition is a Syva system, purchased from L-Acoustics certified provider distributor for Poland, Audio Plus. TPG chose Syva not only for its superb audio quality but also because it, as owner Piotr Badalski puts it, "is a beautiful piece of furniture."

CEG makes sustainable investment in Ayrton Diablo

29/03/2022 - Production News

UK – CEG is a UK-based leading, independent equipment rental provider to all sectors of the technical entertainment industry in music, theatre, film, TV and corporate settings. CEG concentrates solely on delivering a dependable, cost-effective and sustainable equipment rental service which keeps its customers coming back again and again.

Joe Bonamassa Rolls on Tour with DiGiCo Quantum5 Consoles at FOH and Monitors

28/03/2022 - Production News

USA – Two-time Grammy nominee and 24-time Billboard chart-topper Joe Bonamassa is touring this year in support of his 2021 LP, Time Clocks. Hailed by Guitar World magazine as “the world's biggest blues guitarist,” the blues-rock legend’s 23-date US spring tour leg kicked off on 15 February in Orlando, Florida and concludes in Washington, DC on 26 March. Out on the road with him are a new pair of DiGiCo Quantum5 mixing consoles manned by front of house engineer Mike Lavielle and monitor engineer John Kaylor. Also on the trek are a DiGiCo SD-Rack, with 32-bit microphone inputs feeding both consoles and a SD-Nano Rack used for ancillary duties at front of house, all on an Optocore loop.

Xutos & Pontapés Celebrate 40th Anniversary in Style with Martin Audio

28/03/2022 - Production News

Portugal – Martin Audio’s Portuguese partner LVT Audio recently supported a landmark 40th anniversary performance by the country’s most famous rock band, Xutos & Pontapés and the Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra with a Martin Audio MLA Compact rig. This is one of a series of premium line arrays from the British manufacturer in their armoury.

Academy Music Group Makes Significant Investment at O2 City Hall Newcastle and Increases Capacity

28/03/2022 - Project News

UK – A cultural landmark in Newcastle’s City Centre, O2 City Hall Newcastle has been one of the most important concert and entertainment venues in the North-East for almost 100 years. Academy Music Group has now invested significantly to breathe new life into the much-loved venue and improve the versatility, quality and flexibility of future live events and performances with investment in a brand-new, state-of-the-art retractable seating system, major restoration works and enhancements in house sound and lighting production.

O2 Academy Edinburgh revitalised with a brand-new PA and lights installation

28/03/2022 - Project News

UK – Academy Music Group (AMG) has once again enlisted the support of Liverpool-based Adlib, to co-design and install a high-end touring specification for its audio and lighting systems at its newest venue in Scotland, the 3,000 capacity O2 Academy Edinburgh.

EVO Improves Audio for Sky at Night Magazine’s Virtual Planetarium

28/03/2022 - Production News

UK – Two EVO 4 Start Recording Bundles (EVO SRB) have made an instant and significant improvement to the audio of the monthly Virtual Planetarium video on Sky at Night Magazine’s YouTube channel. Aimed at all stargazers, this is a video guide to the best things to see each month in the night sky, with graphics put together by digital content producer, Adam Crute and two expert amateur astronomers providing the audio.

Dan Michie Gets Colorful for Falling in Reverse at Filmore with Chauvet Professional

28/03/2022 - Production News

USA – The music of metalcore powerhouse Falling in Reverse can be described as dark, brooding and intense, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t also provoke thoughts of bright colours on the part of a lighting designer. Dan Michie, who lit the Las Vegas-based quartet on their recently concluded Live From The Unknown tour, enthusiastically reflected his client’s menacing sound with a broad palette of vivid colours.

Rigging Team juggles challenges to help stage Cirque du Soleil show at the Royal Albert Hall

28/03/2022 - Production News

UK – Expert rigging provider Rigging Team supported the world-renowned circus company with their recent production, overcoming time pressures and COVID challenges in the process.

ISCVE appoints new president and vice president

28/03/2022 - People News

At its recent Members’ Day and AGM, the Institute of Sound, Communications and Visual Engineers (ISCVE) announced the appointment of its new president and vice-president.

Ayrton Perseo Fixtures Shine on “Adele One Night Only,”

28/03/2022 - Production News

USA – It may never rain in southern California but it pays to be prepared because when it does, man, it pours. Full Flood Inc. lighting designer Noah Mitz and lighting director Bryan Klunder opted to use 40 IP65-rated Ayrton Perseo fixtures for Adele’s surprise CBS special, “Adele One Night Only,” at the landmark Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles last November. The two-hour show no sooner finished than the skies opened up in a dramatic and torrential storm that found crews scrambling to cover non-IP-rated gear.

The Wuhan Theatre Upgrades to L-Acoustics Kara II

28/03/2022 - Project News

China – In 1959, the Wuhan Theatre was the first large theatre built since the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Still standing as a prominent historical site today, the 1,459-seat theatre serves as a cultural centre that stages art performances for the local community.

KLOTZ AIS extends the range of SMPTE / ARIB camera cables with the DRAGONFLY connector

28/03/2022 - Equipment News

The DRAGONFLY SMPTE camera lens-connector features very good transition values and easy handling even under extreme conditions. In comparison to classic physical-contact connectors, the DRAGONFLY is easy to clean without any special tools needed and still delivers excellent values of typically 0.6dB insertion loss. Easy handling and first-class signal stability are provided by the unique lens technology. The DRAGONFLY connector is suitable for studio applications as well as for harsh outdoor use on OB vans or at large sporting events. When plugged in, it is water and dust protected according to IP 68 and designed for a long service life with low maintenance costs.

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25/03/2022 - Business News

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GLP impression X5 makes global debut on new American Song Contest

25/03/2022 - Production News

USA – The global launch of GLP’s highly anticipated impression X5 washlight is occupying one of the most unique stages in American TV history this spring, with the launch of the eight-part American Song Contest (ASC), airing on NBC.

Patronaat Invests in Robe ESPRITES

25/03/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – Robe ESPRITES have joined the house lighting rig at Patronaat in Haarlem, one of the core music venues in the northern Netherlands, which features two busy halls and a café area all hosting performances, a vibrant mix of rock and pop shows, banging club nights and dynamic music-based festival events.

Absen invites businesses to grow together with LED

24/03/2022 - Business News

Germany – Global LED manufacturer Absen has announced the start of a new recruitment phase in a bid to further expand its global partnership network and allow businesses to benefit from the company’s leading position as LED innovators and technologies specialist.

UB40: Weathering the Storm

24/03/2022 - Production News

UK – As if reopening the venue after a little problem with storm Eunice wasn’t enough, UB40 managed to implement several notable firsts of their own for their show at London’s slightly ragged O2 Arena on 25th February.

Avolites adds powerful fixed install capabilities to Titan lighting and media control software

24/03/2022 - Equipment News

Avolites has unveiled an incremental update to its market-leading lighting and integrated media control Titan software. This update looks at making the setting up of fixed installations easier than ever.

Sennheiser celebrates all theatre professionals and lovers on World Theatre Day on 27th March

23/03/2022 - People News

UK - Having been involved in theatre and live sound for much of his life, Richard Brooker (pictured) is one of the UK’s top sound designers. He has worked on shows such as Dreamgirls, The Bodyguard, Chess, Annie, Sister Act, Funny Girl, West Side Story and Bend It Like Beckham, as well as BBC Proms and Glastonbury Festival among others. Theatre, as with so many others who work in the industry, is more than just a job for Brooker; it’s his life and something that defines him as a person.

XMove – A new User Interface for Live Event Automation

23/03/2022 - Equipment News

XM Automation announces the release of XMove – a new user interface for programming the movement of automated systems. The software has been developed specifically for use in the live entertainment creative environment where speed, accuracy and flexibility are imperative.

Allen & Heath Rocks SXSW 2022

23/03/2022 - Production News

USA – Since its launch in 1987, SXSW (South by Southwest) has grown into one of the largest festivals of its kind, presenting parallel film, interactive media and music festivals and conferences which take place across Austin, Texas. Allen & Heath was there in force for 2022 with a team presenting a number of daily show recap videos, rig rundowns and exclusive engineer interviews, tips and tricks from key Allen & Heath-equipped venues throughout the festival. Operating from their home base at the British Music Embassy’s (BME) new Cedar Street Courtyard location, real-time ‘backstage’ content was posted to their new dedicated ‘Allen & Heath @ SXSW 2022’ webpage (

Antonio Parise Joins Chauvet’s Business Development Team

23/03/2022 - People News

Italy – Continuing with its development plan to expand its services globally, Chauvet has appointed Antonio Parise to the position of EMEA business development manager.

Updated L-ISA Studio 2.4 Now Provides Free Immersive Mixing on Any Pair of Headphones

23/03/2022 - Equipment News

In April last year, L-Acoustics expanded the spatial sound possibilities for music creators with the launch of the L-ISA Studio software suite. A perfect tool for sound designers, producers and mixing engineers, L-ISA Studio harnesses the power and versatility of L-Acoustics LISA technology, making it accessible for sound creators to design immersive audio whenever, and wherever, they’re ready to create. Today, L-Acoustics further expands access to L-ISA Studio, adding unlimited free binaural output capability. The software, compatible with any Mac computer, is available on the L-Acoustics website.

Laura Marling tells her story with GLP X4 Bar 20s

23/03/2022 - Production News

UK – The highly sensitive and lyrically complex songs of Laura Marling, performing solo on a plaintive acoustic guitar, brings with it demands for a special kind of lighting. Showcasing her latest album, the Grammy- and Mercury-nominated Song for Our Daughter, her recent three-week sold-out club and theatre tour (her first in four and a half years) was highlighted by two nights at London’s Roundhouse.

Green Hippo Welcomes New Distribution Partner, Prase

23/03/2022 - Business News

Italy – Green Hippo, specialists in the design and manufacture of hardware and software for real-time manipulation of video in the AV industries, has welcomed Prase Media Technologies as a new distributor for Green Hippo products across Italy.

Ayrton launches Domino LT

23/03/2022 - Equipment News

Ayrton presents the first long throw IP65-rated fixture in its 9 Series, Domino LT.

LIFTKET UK Ltd. is expanding

23/03/2022 - Business News

UK - LIFTKET has announced that its Ellesmere Port location is growing. The newly equipped offices reflect elements of LIFKET's corporate design. The workshop has gained some new equipment. A jib crane has been installed, fitted with a LIFTKET variable speed chain hoist and a 5t test stand has been set up and commissioned.

MDG’s theONE for Maroon 5 on outdoor amphitheatre tour

23/03/2022 - Production News

USA – Lighting designer/director, Brian Jenkins of Flicker Designs, who has worked with Maroon 5 for nine years, specified two of MDG's award-winning, dual haze and fog generators, aptly named theONE, for the band’s 2020 tour before it was postponed due to the pandemic. After an 18-month enforced break, the tour resumed last summer with the band visiting many of North America's largest outdoor amphitheatres playing to 15,000 – 30,000 capacity crowds.

MGX Studio deploys Brompton Technology LED video processing for Istanbul Financial Center launch with Formula 1 and Autonomy

23/03/2022 - Production News

Turkey – Earlier this year, award-winning Istanbul production company, Autonomy, partnered with MGX Studio, Turkey’s first virtual production facility, and Formula 1, to deliver an immersive commercial project for the country’s financial hub and official sponsors of last year’s Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix, Istanbul Financial Center (IFC). The project was filmed at MGX Studio, with Brompton Technology Tessera processing delivering optimum colour management for the LED wall.

Showtec Media Panel CCT

23/03/2022 - Equipment News

A new generation of Studio LED Panels is unfolding. Showtec presents its third model in the Media Panel series. This new model, the Showtec Media Panel 100 CCT with high 96 CRI, allows accurate colour temperature tuning from warm white (3000K) to daylight white (5600K). This small–medium studio lighting fixture is ideal for content creators such as bloggers, streamers and webinar presenters.

Robe ESPRITES Help create a Big Picture for 2022 Halberg Awards

22/03/2022 - Production News

New Zealand – The Halberg Awards is the most prestigious event in New Zealand that celebrates the country’s sporting excellence. The 2022 extravaganza was staged at the Spark Arena in Auckland, this time with a reduced live audience of 100 seated guests (usually 1,000), a measure applied late-on as the country went to a Covid ‘red alert’ level. It broadcast live on Sky TV.

Britannia Row Productions deployed a full audio package for the annual concert and coveted awards ceremony while continuing its partnership with The BRIT School.

22/03/2022 - Production News

UK – Having played host to some of British culture’s most iconic moments over the years, the BRIT Awards returned to London’s O2 Arena complete with performances by Adele, Ed Sheeran, Bring Me The Horizon, Little Simz, Liam Gallagher, Sam Fender, Dave, Anne-Marie, KSI, and Rising Star Award recipient, Holly Humberstone.

Optoma to showcase its latest innovations in Visual Display Solutions at ISE 2022

22/03/2022 - Event News

Spain – Optoma has announced it will showcase its expanding range of visual display technologies at Information Systems Europe (ISE) 2022. Offering stunning visual experiences that captivate and take audience engagement to new levels, Optoma offers large display and software solutions across the business, education, professional installation and home entertainment markets.

Audiologic supply latest processing and control technology for Stadium audio system upgrade

22/03/2022 - Project News

UK – Audiologic has announced the delivery of an upgraded audio system for Stadium, using the latest QSC equipment, in collaboration with Vaughan Sound Installations Ltd.

Hippotizer Boreal+ harmonises wraparound Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra visuals

22/03/2022 - Production News

Sweden – Sweden’s Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra performed a ‘musical adventure’ at the imposing Göteborgs Konserthus recently, enveloped in video projections driven by Hippotizer media servers.

WAM’s San Francisco Facility Invests in Second Audient Console

22/03/2022 - Project News

USA – A second Audient mixing console has just been installed at the Women’s Audio Mission (WAM) facility in downtown San Francisco. “Our facility has four recording spaces and upgrading the second control room to an ASP8024-HE ensures that the workflow between the two control rooms remains consistent,” explains WAM studio director and lead engineer, Mary Ann Zahorsky.

DiGiCo and KLANG Make Their North American Trade Show Return at NAB 2022

21/03/2022 - Event News

USA – After a more than two-year hiatus from exhibiting at large-scale trade shows in North America, DiGiCo and KLANG have announced that they’ll be at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show from Sunday, 24 April to Wednesday, 27 April. Sharing stand C8008 in Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall with fellow Audiotonix console brands Calrec and Solid State Logic, DiGiCo and KLANG’s presence at NAB marks their first return to the US since January 2020’s NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.

Chameleon Rental Sets Multiple Moods at Migration of Souls with Chauvet Professional

21/03/2022 - Production News

Serbia – “Migration” comes from the Latin word Migrare, which means to move to a new place. Many are hoping that, despite all the obstacles put in its way, the world today is indeed moving to a new and better place through the migration of different cultures, ideas and forms of artistic expression.

TAG Provides SJ Lighting Team with Ayrton Perseo and Domino Fixtures for Rolling Loud New York

21/03/2022 - Production News

USA – Technical Arts Group (TAG), an industry leader in event production and premium production equipment rentals, provided SJ Lighting, Inc. of Westlake Village, California with IP65-rated Ayrton Perseo Beam and Domino fixtures for the New York edition of the Rolling Loud global music festival last autumn. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America.

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18/03/2022 - Business News

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Cody James and Chauvet Professional Fast Moves for Killswitch Engage Atonement Tour

18/03/2022 - Production News

USA – It’s a fundamental truth: for a lighting design to work, it has to be in step with the music on stage. When lighting Grammy nominated metal masters Killswitch Engage, this means slamming your foot down on the accelerator and never really letting up. Just ask Cody James!

TAG Provides SJ Lighting Team with Ayrton Perseo and Domino Fixtures for Rolling Loud New York

18/03/2022 - Production News

USA – Technical Arts Group (TAG), an industry leader in event production and premium production equipment rentals, provided SJ Lighting, Inc. of Westlake Village, California with IP65-rated Ayrton Perseo Beam and Domino fixtures for the New York edition of the Rolling Loud global music festival last autumn. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America.

Doughty’s Studio Rail goes back to school

18/03/2022 - Project News

UK – When Matt Strigden of SRD Projects was looking for a track solution for a new drama venue at Channing School in Highgate, North London, he turned to Doughty Engineering. Having worked with the Doughty team for years, Matt, who heads up the projects department at SRD, knew that they were the right team for the job. He said: “I know Doughty well, the people and the products. I have known sales managers, Dan Phillips and Laurence Dyer for nearly 20 years. Both are extremely helpful whenever I have a design question and are really good at providing the answers we need.”

SJ Lighting updates DAER Nightclub lighting with hybrid Fuze SFX LED movers

17/03/2022 - Project News

USA – When DAER Nightclub opened at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida in late 2019, the high-profile club wowed guests with an eye-catching aesthetic that included a striking lighting and video design by SJ Lighting. Earlier this year, the leading production design firm updated the club’s dance floor lighting rig with Fuze SFX LED Spot FX luminaires from Elation Professional.

Astera wins 2022 Bert Easey Technical Award

17/03/2022 - Event News

UK – Wireless LED lighting manufacturer Astera collected the prestigious 2022 Bert Easey Technical Award which was presented at a gala event organised by the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, at the end of February.

Transcolor Boosts Rental Stock with More Robe

17/03/2022 - Production News

Poland – Leading Polish lighting and production rental company Transcolor has invested in new Robe moving lights and remained busy throughout the pandemic with its five full-size studios and rehearsal rooms which have been utilised for television and movie productions, promo, advertising shoots and other assorted events. Two of the studios are among the largest in Warsaw, and these have continued with regular TV productions and clients as well as hosting a range of new clients producing digital and streamed events.

Clifford Michael Spulock Adds Sparkle to Kinky Boots with Chauvet Professional

17/03/2022 - Production News

USA – A scan of the uniformly positive social media comments on the Slow Burn Theatre Company’s production of Kinky Boots at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts reveals that more than a few people in the audience had seen the Cindy Lauper-Harvey Fierstein musical before, sometimes quite a few times before.

EM Acoustics strengthens management team with key appointment

17/03/2022 - People News

UK - British loudspeaker company EM Acoustics has announced the appointment of Roger Harpum to the position of business development manager. A well known figure in the professional audio world, Harpum brings nearly 30 years experience and an exceptional depth of knowledge to the role.

Ayrton welcomes Nicolay Berenok as brand ambassador

17/03/2022 - People News

Czech Republic – Ayrton has announced the appointment of Nikolay Berenok as its new brand ambassador, with immediate effect.

DiGico’s Quantum 338 becomes foundation of South African arena refit

17/03/2022 - Project News

South Africa – Situated in the heart of Cape Town, GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World is the largest venue of its kind in South Africa, featuring a Las Vegas-scale casino, two hotels, state of the art conference facilities, a wealth of dining establishments, an ice rink and the renowned Grand Arena: a 5,000 capacity multi-purpose venue that has played host to world famous acts such as Bryan Adams, Sting, James Blunt, Rammstein and Kylie Minogue. In 2020, the arena underwent a thorough refit of its audio system, with the replacement designed around DiGiCo’s next generation Quantum 338 digital mixing console, chosen to fulfil the requirements of international touring riders and deliver the highest quality audio, processing and connectivity within a space-saving format.

Spanish Teatro de la Zarzuela counts on Ayrton: Ghibli and Levante-S to sculpt light

16/03/2022 - Project News

Spain – The iconic theatre in Madrid acquires Ayrton's moving head LED spots to enhance the lighting of its space. The theatre has now eight Spot Ghibli and six Levante-S wash moving heads supplied by Stonex to improve the creative possibilities of the theatre plays and shows to come.

Delhi’s LED Solutions Make Sound Investment in dLive

16/03/2022 - Project News

India – As one of India’s leading AV rental companies, Delhi-based LED Solutions is used to delivering cutting edge solutions to its customers, which includes several top Bollywood artists, so when it came to adding a new audio mixing platform to their inventory they required a system with cutting edge performance whilst still delivering strong ROI.

Brompton Technology conjures up LED processing magic for Disney’s Frozen the Musical

16/03/2022 - Production News

UK – Last August, after a two-year hiatus following a £60million refurbishment project, Theatre Royal Drury Lane opened its doors to a global phenomenon, Frozen the Musical. The story’s incredible plot and magnificent scenery are brought to life in full, frosted glory thanks to ultra-realistic visuals displayed on the upstage LED wall. Using Brompton Tessera processing to help accurately recreate shimmering snow peaks, fjords and mesmerising auroras in incredibly fine grades of colour, bit depth and brightness, audiences are transported into the magical world of Arendelle.

Genelec appeals to the senses at K-Supermarket Hertta

16/03/2022 - Project News

Finland – There aren’t too many supermarkets in the world that can boast Genelec loudspeakers, but K-Supermarket Hertta in Herttoniemi, Helsinki is clearly not the average supermarket. Part of the K Group, the second-biggest grocery trade operator in Finland and one of the biggest in Northern Europe, K-Supermarket operates some 250 stores at the top end of the market, offering customers a high-end in-store experience with a carefully selected range of local produce and specialities. At K-Supermarket Hertta, Markus Ranne, the independent merchant who runs the store, decided to elevate the experience still further with the use of sensory marketing, a combination of scent and sound design to attract customers and encourage them to linger. He called on Helsinki-based sensory marketing specialists Sevende Aromas to design the environment, for which they specified Genelec 4000 Series installation loudspeakers.

ROE Visual and disguise Join Forces to open xR STAGE TOKYO and Showcase Cutting-edge VFX Technology to Japan

16/03/2022 - Business News

Japan – ROE Visual and disguise announce the opening of their xR STAGE TOKYO, a virtual production showroom, powered by ROE Visual and disguise. Located at ROE Visual Japan's premises in Hatchobori, xR STAGE TOKYO offers visitors the opportunity to get an up-close experience with virtual production technology and in-camera VFX within an LED volume.

Reading Rep’s brand-new venue is set for Acclaim with Strand LED Fresnels

16/03/2022 - Project News

UK – Multi-award-winning arts and performance venue, Reading Rep Theatre, has benefited from an energy and space efficient, high impact lighting solution by choosing to invest in a plethora of the latest Acclaim LED Fresnels from Strand, a Signify entertainment lighting brand.

Award-Winning Guitarist uses Audient for International 'Alt-Life/BMG Production Music' Guitar Library Album

15/03/2022 - Production News

UK – London-based guitarist, Tony Calvo has composed, recorded and co-produced a new guitar library album for Alt-Life/BMG Production Music, called LATIN GUITAR UNDERWORLD to be released internationally for film and TV. Recorded in his private home studio based around an Audient iD22 audio interface and eight-channel ASP800 mic pre, this latest release is his first foray into composing for television. BMG Production Music is partnered with Netflix and other networks, which opens up many new opportunities for the album.

Slovenia Eurovision finds its FORTE

15/03/2022 - Production News

Slovenia – Slovenians got revved up for the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest with their own selection event which was organised by Radiotelevizija Slovenija (RTV SLO) and staged at their main studios in capital city Ljubljana over three weekends, featuring two semi-finals and a final, all broadcast live on National TV.

Optocore North America accoladed with Best Distributor award

15/03/2022 - Business News

USA – In recognition of an outstanding year, Optocore North America (ONA) has been accoladed with a Best Distributor Award for 2021 by the German parent company.

DiGiCo is poll position for mixed reality supercar gala

15/03/2022 - Production News

China – The cream of the automobile industry and a host of celebrity guests gathered recently in the Chinese city of Hangzhou for the prestigious Super 818 Car Carnival Night, featuring a glittering and ambitious audio-visual programme, orchestrated by a networked DiGiCo system. Chosen for its capacity to simultaneously manage extensive optical fibre runs, multiple act FOH and monitors, advanced AV, and broadcast, the DiGiCo system was provided and operated by technical design team from DiGiCo’s distributor for the region, specialist sales and installation company, Racpro.

Woodside Inn Upgrade Extends Martin Audio Tradition in Mumbai

15/03/2022 - Project News

India – Located in the Mumbai suburb of Bandra the Woodside Inn has received a substantial sound system upgrade, with integrators Zoodio Pro once again specifying a premium Martin Audio system.

KV2 drops anchor at new lakeside beach club in southern Austria

15/03/2022 - Project News

Austria – Ibiza meets southern Styria: what started as a modest, seasonal bar on the shores of Lake Aldrian in Tillmitsch in southern Styria, has quickly developed into one of the region’s premier hotspots. Ankerpunkt is the vision of Leo Rath, a DJ and house legend in Austria, and his wife Manuela.

Cullen Noon, LIT Lighting and Chauvet Professional Flow with Iration at Cali Vibes

14/03/2022 - Production News

USA – Iration topped the Billboard Reggae Albums chart with their very first recording, “No Time for Rest.” More than a decade later, the title of that debut LP would serve as an apt metaphor for the band’s appearance at the mammoth Cali Vibes Festival.

ROE Visual at the Virtual Productions Gathering 2022

14/03/2022 - Event News

The Netherlands Breda University of Applied Sciences will host the 2022 edition of the Virtual Productions Gathering. This conference highlights the use of games technology for film production, and some world-renowned speakers will share their knowledge and experience. ROE Visual will show the qualities of LED in virtual production.

Robe T1s for Schouwburg Theatre in Kortrijk

11/03/2022 - Project News

Belgium – Schouwburg is the municipal Theatre in Kortrijk in the West Flanders region of Belgium, and is located right at the heart of this attractive city in Schouwburgplein (Theatre Square). Flanked by several historic buildings, it offers two stage spaces, an 800-seater main hall and a smaller 120 capacity space that is scheduled for a complete rebuild over the next two years.

Rentek Creates Compelling Display on Sint Martinus Tower for Vurige Vijvers with Chauvet Professional

11/03/2022 - Production News

Belgium – Sitting on top of a hill, its 65-metre tower piercing the sky, Sint Martinus church is a familiar landmark that charms locals with its elegant architecture and the reassuring sounds of its 52-bell clarion. Recently, the Neo-Gothic church attracted admiring attention for another feature: the dynamic and richly textured lighting design that moved across its façade as part of the Vurige Vijvers festival.

Spectrum Sound Makes Macro Move to DiGiCo’s Quantum Platform

11/03/2022 - Production News

USA – Over the last four decades, Spectrum Sound Inc. has grown to become one of the country’s leading suppliers of pro audio equipment rentals and production services. In tandem with that growth, the Nashville-based company has steadily been investing in DiGiCo mixing consoles, starting with its first pair of compact SD9 desks purchased for MercyMe’s Welcome to the New tour in 2014.

5G Festival culminates in a live, hybrid showcase event

11/03/2022 - Production News

UK – A world-first performance underpinned by 5G technology has taken place involving artists located at three of the UK’s most iconic music venues: Metropolis Studios, the O2 Blueroom at The O2 and Brighton Dome. The ground-breaking festival experience was held to celebrate the climax of the award-winning 5G Festival project.

Focusrite plc buys Linea Research

11/03/2022 - Business News

UK – Focusrite plc has announced the acquisition of Linea Research Holdings Ltd, the UK based designer and manufacturer of professional amplifiers, controllers and software.

Performance and reliability combine in new Christie GS Series projectors

11/03/2022 - Equipment News

Christie has announced the addition of two new models to its line-up of class-leading 1DLP projectors. Designed and built to offer both performance and reliability for high-use environments, the new Christie GS Series models are available in two brightness options: 9,000 ISO lumens and 10,600 ISO lumens, and are ideal for installations including meeting rooms, education spaces, museums, houses of worship and more.

Brompton Technology once again joins AVID – AV Innovation Days 2022 – powered by Lang AG

10/03/2022 - Event News

Germany – Held annually by audiovisual equipment supplier, Lang AG, at its Lang Academy in Lindlar, Germany, this year’s AV Innovation Days 2022 once again offered a perfect platform to discover the latest highlights and developments, as well as encouraged communication and exchange of ideas by the AV industry’s key players. Brompton Technology participated in the event, showcasing its latest Tessera v3.3 software and running demos of Frame Remapping, a unique Tessera feature that enables the significant benefits of multi-camera shoots on a virtual production set.

Astera gets Spaced Out in Slovenia

10/03/2022 - Production News

Slovenia – Slovenian lighting designer Crt Birsa and rental company Event Lighting’s CEO Jernej Gustin thought laterally – with the help of 48 x Astera Titan Tubes – when lighting a livestream event staged at the impressive Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) in Vitanje, Slovenia.

Bandit Lights up Nashville NHL Stadium Series with Mark Carver

10/03/2022 - Production News

USA – The Nashville Predators made history in 2022 as part of the first-ever outdoor NHL game in Tennessee. Nearly 70,000 fans joined the festivities as the Predators took on the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nissan Stadium for the 2022 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series. Bandit Lites provided the lighting system for the three musical stages, which included performances by country music superstars Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley, as well as lighting the hockey player introductions and national anthem.

Live Dans Ton Salon Expands Livestream Possibilities with Chauvet Professional

10/03/2022 - Production News

Canada – Adversity never lasts nearly as long as the innovations it inspires. Proof of this truism is plain to see (and hear) at Live Dans Ton Salon, a livestream entertainment venue that occupies a converted warehouse in the suburb of Chambly.

ETC Launches Cyberlight LED

10/03/2022 - Equipment News

ETC has introduced Cyberlight LED, a moving mirror fixture born from industry feedback and built in Austin, Texas. Cyberlight LED surpasses moving head luminaires in a variety of uses including high-speed pan and tilt movement and the ability to hide lighting fixtures in permanent installations. Customers with existing mirror fixtures in the themed entertainment market and elsewhere can retrofit those products with Cyberlight LED for more energy-efficient operation and service. The 470W Bright White LED engine and the high-quality optical system delivers 12,750 field lumens with 90+ CRI for superior colour rendering capabilities. A full complement of features are included on Cyberlight LED for creative design possibilities, including colour mixing plus colour wheel, dual rotating pattern wheels, zoom, focus, iris, prism, and diffusion.

Nashville’s CTS AVL Invests in Ayrton Khamsin and Mistral Fixtures for Live Event Production

10/03/2022 - Production News

USA – Nashville-based CTS AVL, a full-service audio, video and lighting company specialising in live events, has expanded its lighting inventory with a large complement of Ayrton Khamsin profile and Mistral-S ultra-compact spot luminaires. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting fixtures in North America.

New Brand Manager for CHAINMASTER

10/03/2022 - People News

UK – CHAINMASTER has announce that Adam Beaumont will join the CHAINMASTER team as global brand manager with immediate effect. The 49-year-old Englishman will be available directly from UK and will represent the CHAINMASTER brand on the international market in future through training, sales activities and customer visits making it even stronger.

New E6-N high-resolution pixel screen from DMT

10/03/2022 - Equipment News

The Netherlands – DMT presents its new E6-N 50 x 100 cm LED pixel screen. It is the follow-up model of the popular E6. The screen has been updated and now has an on-board Novastar A5s receiver card. The indoor screen still has a light-weight frame that offers flexible mounting in five angles.

Chip Self Sets Lighting Course for Pale Divine Show with Chauvet Professional

10/03/2022 - Production News

USA – Are there “right” and “wrong” ways to use a lighting fixture? There certainly are when safety and product integrity issues are concerned, but when it comes to how a fixture is worked into a design and where it is positioned on a rig, Chip Self prefers to follow his own rules. Creativity, he believes, tends to flourish more intensely that way.

PMC Helps Trevor Horn Remix Seal’s Iconic First Album in Dolby Atmos

09/03/2022 - Production News

UK – Thirty years after it debuted at No. 1 in the UK charts, Seal’s eponymous first album has been remixed in Dolby Atmos, allowing fans to enjoy his timeless music in this exciting new immersive audio format.

Evolve Expands Relationship with Theatrixx with the Addition of New LED Display and Media Player Now Available in the US

09/03/2022 - Production News

USA – Evolve Technology has expanded its partnership with Montreal-based Theatrixx Technologies by adding two new products to its inventory of Theatrixx equipment for sale, rent and lease in the US.

Claypaky’s Revolutionary Xtylos Shines a Unique Light on Quebec TV’s “Revolution” Dance Show

09/03/2022 - Production News

Canada – Canada’s hit series “Revolution,” airing on TVA and the biggest dance competition ever broadcast by Quebec television, used Claypaky Xtylos to showcase the dynamic moves of the dancers facing off against each other for a $100,000 cash prize. Claypaky Xtylos is a compact moving beam light with unique optical and chromatic characteristics featuring a tailor-made RGB laser source.

Pharos, the only game in town for Steaua

09/03/2022 - Project News

Romania – The Steaua Stadium is a new, multi-purpose stadium located in the Ghencea neighbourhood of Bucharest. With a 31,000 spectator capacity, it’s the home of CSA Steaua Bucuresti.

iMAG delivers cutting-edge automated HDR LED for Sky Glass launch

09/03/2022 - Production News

UK – Award-winning virtual production and LED hire specialist, iMAG, was approached about Sky Glass’s launch event via industry leading, freelance production director and multi award winning creative agency INCA’s technical director for the project, Mark Connolly. With the key challenge of deploying a solution that would match Sky Glass’s advanced technology and Sky’s aspirations for the product, this global press launch was short, sharp and sexy.

Robe T1 Profile Luminaires make Capitole in Ghent

09/03/2022 - Project News

Belgium – Robe T1 Profile LED luminaires have been installed at the 1,700 capacity Capitole Theatre in Ghent, where they are deployed on the front lighting bridge for key lighting and specials, replacing the previous tungsten fixtures. The T1 Profile investment was part of a drive to update the remaining elements of the house lighting system to LED, making it better, more contemporary and more sustainable.

zactrack looks forward to the future

09/03/2022 - Production News

UK – Back to the Future, Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard’s popular musical is taking London’s West End by storm, bringing the adventures, thrills and spills of Marty McFly, Doc Brown and a classic DeLorean car to life as they tumble between time zones onstage at the Adelphi Theatre, delighting audiences and critics alike with a spectacular hi-energy production, and a string of foot-tapping hits in a show produced by Colin Ingram and his team and directed by John Rando.

disguise acquires Polygon Labs to enable cloud-based workflows for broadcasters

09/03/2022 - Business News

USA – disguise, the visual storytelling platform and market leader in extended reality (xR) solutions, has announced its acquisition of broadcast data and content visualisation solutions platform, Polygon Labs. This marks another milestone in disguise’s move towards cloud-based production that will enhance its workflow to better address user needs in the fast-growing media production and broadcast markets.

Campbellsville University Press Box Expands Capabilities with Allen & Heath dLive Audio Control

08/03/2022 - Project News

USA – Kentucky-based AVL consulting and installation experts JCA Media continue to push the audio, video and lighting technology envelope with their latest upgrade project for the Finley Stadium / Citizens Bank Field press box and connected facilities at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky. At the heart of the more than nine miles of combined AV cabling across the venue, JCA Media selected an Allen & Heath dLive CDM32 MixRack, a compact dLive C1500 surface and a plethora of remote control options to provide the audio mixing heavy lifting.

Patrick Lockwood joins Area Four Industries UK as Head of Technical

08/03/2022 - People News

UK – Area Four Industries UK has announced the appointment of Patrick Lockwood as head of technical. Patrick will act as a direct interface with our clients, sales team, technical support and A4i manufacturing divisions.

Version 2 strengthens management team

08/03/2022 - People News

UK – Version 2 has announced a management reshuffle at its Reading operation with Emma Gale now as general manager, Sam Crook as technical operations manager and Joe Marter as sales operations manager.

The Riverlinks Theatre Upgrades to L-Acoustics Kiva II Series

08/03/2022 - Project News

Australia – Riverlinks Theatre, the largest civic theatre in Shepparton in northern Victoria, Australia, hosts various weekly events, from touring bands and musicians to exhibitions and banquets. The flexible venue possesses a balcony above a retractable seating system that holds 825 theatre-goers or 450 banquet guests. The venue located two hours north of Melbourne recently installed a brand-new PA system to accommodate its versatile range of events.

Portable CDD-LIVE Brings Greater Flexibility to Japan’s HEP HALL

08/03/2022 - Project News

Japan – Located in Japan’s Umeda commercial district of Kita-ku, next to Umeda Osaka Station, HEP is a major shopping mall and entertainment centre.

Follow-Me tracks down new partner SeeSound in Spain

07/03/2022 - Business News

Spain – Follow-Me BV remote followspot and auto tracking solutions, has announced the Partnership with SeeSound S.L. with marketing and sales distribution of the Follow-Me systems for the Spanish market.

grandMA3 for Singapore National Day Parade: “It’s a great product!”

07/03/2022 - Production News

Singapore – Singapore-based lighting designer Javier Tan lit the island state’s annual National Day Parade (NDP) for the seventh time, this time choosing to work with a full grandMA3 solution for the event’s lighting control.

CT and LDG choose Elation broadcast lighting for Super Bowl sportscast booths

07/03/2022 - Production News

USA – Creative Technology supplied Elation broadcast lights to Lighting Design Group for use on sportscast booths and stages in and outside of Sofi Stadium during Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles in February. Dennis Size, executive vice president of design for Lighting Design Group (, was responsible for the overall lighting design and turned to Elation Fuze Profile CW and KL Panel luminaires for key, fill and wash lighting.

Don't Forget to Subscribe to Entertainment Technology Magazine

04/03/2022 - Business News

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Cody Lisle and Chauvet Professional Reflect Spirit of Gem and Jam Festival in Vivid Colour

04/03/2022 - Production News

USA – Reviewing a Shpongle performance, one critic proclaimed that their “music opens up your mind to a point where you are free to develop your own ideas, images and meanings.”

Robert Juliat Zep2 LED lighting fixtures in the service of excellence at France’s Cadre Noir de Saumur

04/03/2022 - Project News

France – The Cadre Noir de Saumur IFCE (Institut Français du Cheval et de l'Equitation) recently took possession of a large number of Zep2 LED luminaires and Robert Juliat followspots as part of the renovation of the stage lighting of the Grand Manège.

Avril Cook joins Sound Technology’s Martin lighting team

04/03/2022 - People News

UK – Sound Technology Ltd, exclusive distributor of Martin Professional in the UK, has appointed Avril Cook as technical sales support in its professional lighting division.

L-Acoustics L-ISA brings new level of music interaction to young visitors at Philharmonie des enfants

04/03/2022 - Project News

France – On the north-eastern border of Paris, the Philharmonie de Paris complex is the musical epicentre of the City of Lights, encompassing an amphitheatre, concert hall, museum, an exhibition hall and studios and workshops. The newest addition to the complex, the Philharmonie des enfants (Children's Philharmonic) was created for children aged four to ten with the mission to develop hearing sensitivity through interactive games and immersive sound installations. Children take their first steps into the wondrous world of sound and music in the new, purpose-built venue. The space encompasses five different themed areas, one of which aptly named Plein les oreilles! (Earfuls! in English), has been equipped with L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology.

Elation expands US sales team with addition of Ross Blitz as Channel Market Manager – East

04/03/2022 - People News

USA – Elation Professional has welcomed Ross Blitz to the company’s growing US sales team in the position of channel market manager – east. Ross, who is based in New York City, started in the new position in late February with a primary focus on the key vertical markets of live entertainment and broadcast and film across the Eastern US.

Austrian Audio OC818 now available in Black

04/03/2022 - Equipment News

Austrian Audio’s critically acclaimed, professional large diaphragm microphone, the OC818, is now available in black. The new colour meets the light-critical demands of broadcasting, podcasting, live performance and streaming. The OC818 black is perfect for situations where the mic needs to blend in and leave the focus on the performance.

Come What May … Unusual gets it done!

04/03/2022 - Production News

UK – Moulin Rogue opened at London’s Piccadilly Theatre last month to rave reviews. Baz Luhrmann’s revolutionary film has been brought to life on stage. It is described as a theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and, above all, love. The intimate theatre has been transformed into a world of splendour, romance, eye popping excess of glitz, grandeur and glory, with Unusual Rigging brought on board to help create a world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment.

WSLS-TV Improves Studio Production Quality with Hitachi HDTV Cameras

04/03/2022 - Project News

USA – Now owned by Graham Media Group, WSLS-TV (“WSLS 10”) has been serving viewers in Southwest Virginia since 1952. Replacing its ageing HDTV cameras following its move into a new facility two years earlier, the Roanoke-based NBC affiliate purchased six SK-HD1800 studio cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America, Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to improve its on-air look and better represent its new production sets.

Tempest Protects at Southbank Centre Mapping Exhibitions

03/03/2022 - Production News

UK – Tempest Typhoon enclosures have been used to enable a string of outdoor projection mapping exhibits at the Royal Festival Hall, in London’s prestigious Southbank Centre. A total of three Tempest Typhoon outdoor projector enclosures – supplied by KSO AV – have been used to protect Panasonic PT-RZ31K projectors, which have projected a host of exhibits onto the building façade. The projection has been accompanied by a host of other creative uses of illumination to bring an uplifting experience to the surroundings for visitors to enjoy throughout the past year.

Towersey Festival Grows Production Team to Prepare for 2022 Site Move and Extensive Growth Plans

03/03/2022 - Production News

UK – Towersey Festival will celebrate its 58th edition in the stunning new location of Claydon Estate, Buckinghamshire, over the August Bank Holiday weekend, headlined by BRIT and Ivor Novello award-winning singer-songwriter, Tom Odell.

TJ Harrison Immerses at Corporate Event with Chauvet Professional

03/03/2022 - Production News

USA – When working a corporate event, lighting designers usually have to go with the flow, at least as far as colour schemes are concerned. If the company logo relies on a palette that doesn’t translate so well in light, the LD has to figure out how to make the best of the unfortunate hand that was dealt.

tvONE, Magenta and Green Hippo present ‘CONECT’ AV Technology Summit

03/03/2022 - Event News

USA – tvONE has announced that it is launching a series of educational AV and live events-focused sessions called CONECT.

Sennheiser Focuses on the Professional Audio Business

03/03/2022 - Business News

Germany – Shaping the future of the audio world and creating unique sound experiences for customers: this is what Sennheiser has stood for since more than 75 years. After 50 years, the audio specialist will now once again be concentrating fully on the professional business. With its three business units, Pro Audio, Business Communication and Neumann.Berlin, the Sennheiser Group aims to achieve sustainable growth and further expand its strong global position as a provider of professional audio solutions. The consumer electronics business that was previously part of the Sennheiser Group has been fully transferred to Sonova Holding AG – one of the leading providers of hearing solutions – effective 1 March, 2022.

Elation Europe welcomes industry veteran Jonas Stenvinkel to global sales team

02/03/2022 - People News

Europe – Elation Professional has welcomed experienced industry professional Jonas Stenvinkel to its European-based sales team. Jonas, a native Swede who works from a base in London, joined the growing Elation sales department on 1 Marcht and is tasked with overseeing some of the company’s most important growth markets including Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and Africa.

Theater Aan de Parade

02/03/2022 - Project News

The Netherlands – Theater Aan de Parade in Den Bosh has been closed for a complete refurbishment since August 2020 and will be reopened again in 2023. During this time (Covid regulations notwithstanding) the venue has planned to stage productions in eight venues in and around the city including Hall 8 of the city’s Brabanthallen exhibition centre, which has 860 seats and is the largest of the temporary venues.

ETC’s Eos Apex consoles offer the luxury of complete control

02/03/2022 - Equipment News

As production continues to resume around the world, lucky programmers will be greeted with a powerful and elegant new lighting control desk: the Eos Apex console. With three sizes to choose from – the Eos Apex 5, 10, and 20 – this latest release ushers in the next generation of ETC’s flagship controls line.

Rene Garcia and Chris Fernandez Call on Chauvet Professional and 4Wall at Premio Lo Nuestro

02/03/2022 - Production News

USA – “I enjoy the music of the language,” 17-time Grammy winner Sting said of Spanish. “It’s an emotional quality that it gives me.”

Readyset Studios Selects ROE Visual for New Virtual Production Studio

02/03/2022 - Project News

The Netherlands – With the launch of ReadySet Studios, the Dutch film industry offers a new high-end virtual production location. The studio enables film and television producers in the Netherlands to use the advantages of virtual production. Through this innovative way of filming, traditional film sets can be expanded virtually using the latest techniques from the game industry. Faber Audiovisuals installed an ROE Visual LED wall to display these virtual backgrounds.

Three new product launches from ENTTEC

02/03/2022 - Equipment News

Australian lighting and control technology brand ENTTEC has released three new lighting control products.

GLP opens installation showroom at Karlsbad HQ

02/03/2022 - Business News

Germany – At the end of last year, GLP (German Light Products) opened a further showroom at the company HQ in Karlsbad dedicated to the manufacturer's installation solutions. At the opening ceremony, Günter Jäckle, Udo Lindenberg's lighting designer for many years, handed over an original work of art by the musician, which will be on display in the showroom in the future.

Powersoft welcomes Proaudio as new distributor in South Africa

02/03/2022 - Business News

South Africa – Italian audio expert Powersoft has expanded its global network by welcoming Proaudio as distributor for South Africa.

Pearce Hire Powers to a Win

02/03/2022 - Event News

UK – Peterborough-based technical production company Pearce Hire received the accolade of Best Power Supplier at the recent Event Production Awards 2022.

Meet The World’s Smallest, Lightest and Quietest 20,000lm LCD Projector

02/03/2022 - Equipment News

Ideal for corporate meetings, lecture theatres and hybrid environments, Panasonic has announced the world’s smallest, lightest and quietest 20,000lm LCD projector[1]. The PT-MZ20K offers cost performance and impressive image quality in well-lit rooms and over IP cameras to remote viewers.

Theater Basel invests in DiGiCo Quantum 7T

02/03/2022 - Project News

Switzerland – After more than 40 years of continuous operation, Theater Basel has undergone extensive refurbishment. In the sound department, the mixing console technology was due for renewal. Now, with a DiGiCo Quantum 7T including comprehensive theatre software installed and integrated into a complex Optocore network infrastructure, the house is equipped for the future.

Showtec’s Sunstrip Active MKII at International Film Festival Rotterdam

01/03/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) featured the Showtec Sunstrip Active MKII. The carefully designed studio set-up has been the stage of the online show for almost two weeks. Regular provider Peitsman Licht en Geluid B.V. had assisted with technical knowledge and three technical crew members to collaborate with the director to build a professional stage with contrast between a sleek and a creative design.

Chauvet Professional to hold UK Road Show

01/03/2022 - Event News

UK – On Saturday 5 March, The Scottish Opera concludes its run of “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” at Edinburgh’s Festival Studio. Two days later, an event less dramatic, but equally magical (at least as far as lighting designers and programmers are concerned), will take place in the theatre when Chauvet Professional kicks off its UK Road Show 2022.

Marc Kinchen Brings Neve’s Classic 1073 Sound into his Studio

01/03/2022 - Project News

USA – DJ/producer Marc 'MK' Kinchen has added a Neve 1073 OPX microphone preamplifier to his private production studio in Los Angeles so that he can access the cleanest possible signal path for his large collection of synthesisers and vintage keyboards.

Brantley Sound Supplies Avantis for Little River Band and The Oak Ridge Boys

01/03/2022 - Production News

USA – With combined record sales of over 70 million units, 100 years of performances across world stages and storied histories spanning from gospel to classic rock, the Little River Band and The Oak Ridge Boys each meet the definition of musical icons. After a search for a more modern and flexible mixing console to serve the diverse needs of both acts, Nashville-based Brantley Sound wholeheartedly recommended the Allen & Heath Avantis Digital Mixing System.

Ayrton continues its support of Women in Lighting through exclusive WIL Entertainment Lighting Partnership

01/03/2022 - Business News

Ayrton has announced that it will continue to support the Women in Lighting project throughout 2022 via its exclusive WIL Entertainment Lighting Partnership.

L-Acoustics Renders Jean-Michel Jarre Streamed Festival Performance an Immersive Reality

01/03/2022 - Production News

France – The godfather of electronic music, Jean-Michel Jarre recently premiered his latest opus ‘Oxymore’ in a series of headline performances at the inaugural edition of Radio France’s innovative Hyper Weekend Festival in Paris. Creating the definitive environment for an immersive experience, the concerts were staged in the round at the iconic Radio France headquarters, la Maison de la Radio, surrounded by a seated live audience while also being broadcast and live VR streamed to tens of thousands of viewers. The show was made possible by L-Acoustics’ game-changing L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology, specified by sound design engineer, Hervé Déjardin.

India’s Hope Church uses grandMA3: “It is a perfect choice of console for all types of houses of worship”

01/03/2022 - Project News

India – Three new grandMA3 lighting consoles (two grandMA3 compact XT, one grandMA3 onPC command wing XT and one grandMA3 onPC command wing) have been purchased by the Hope Unlimited Church in India, in Hyderabad and additional sites in Secunderabad, Hayathnagar and Kolkata, with more campuses coming soon across the country, which have now all been upgraded to grandMA3.

FIX8Group launches ‘elev8’ in-lift immersive AV solution

01/03/2022 - Project News

UK – FIX8Group has launched a new in-lift AV experience, designed to deliver content to customers in a fully immersive, captivating and memorable manner.

Equipson Launches a Powerful Acoustic Simulator for its Public Address Products

01/03/2022 - Equipment News

Calculating the correct number of Public Address loudspeakers needed to provide the best audio coverage in a given space can be very time-consuming, especially if the space in question is not uniform.

Stay High Agency Chooses Martin Audio WPS for Polish Roof Parties

01/03/2022 - Project News

Poland – Stay High Agency, the Polish promoters and producers of a popular series of near legendary Roof Party events (which take place on the roofs of hotels and malls in their native city of Krakow) have taken delivery of a state-of-the-art Martin Audio Wavefront Precision WPS. The decision was made after Phono Media, Martin Audio’s Polish distributor, set up a demo.