News Archive for April 2022

Ashly Audio Amps Up Rochester Music & Burlesque Venue

29/04/2022 - Project News

USA – Understanding that sound is the main motivator of any club, Photo City Music Hall looked to local power amp powerhouse Ashly Audio to provide a powerful, flexible solution to the venue’s needs. After an overwhelmingly positive response to the recent installation of Ashly Audio’s amplifiers, Photo City Music Hall is ready to host larger, and louder, shows.

Treehouse London prioritises clarity and discretion with KV2

29/04/2022 - Project News

UK – Treehouse London occupies the site of the former Saint Georges hotel on Langham Place and arguably boasts some of the best views of any London hotel. Combined with its fun, playful aesthetic, deliberately designed through ‘the optimistic lens of childhood’, a determinedly sustainable ethic and some excellent food and drink options, Treehouse London offers one of the capital’s most surprising and joyful hospitality experiences. Initially inaugurated on 31st October 2019, the hotel was rapidly forced to close its doors again in the face of the pandemic. Eighteen months later as the world makes a cautious return to normality, Treehouse London welcomes guests once more to experience its unique brand of hospitality. Specialist AV integrators Promotiontime NE was called in to design and specify the AV systems across the bar and restaurant areas that occupy the entirety of the 15th and 16th floors. KV2 was deemed the ideal choice.

80six uses disguise to shoot 100% Shutterstock Virtual Production Commercial

29/04/2022 - Production News

USA – Shutterstock, the global provider of stock photography, stock footage and stock music, used disguise to power the virtual production in its recent commercial. 80six and Final Pixel worked with Shutterstock to help answer the question: “What can you create with 100% Shutterstock?”

Atlona Appoints Mountain AV Marketing LLC as Commercial AV Manufacturer’s Rep for Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado

28/04/2022 - Business News

USA – Atlona, a Panduit company, has named Mountain AV Marketing LLC as its manufacturer’s representative for Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado, effective immediately. In these regions the firm, based in Phoenix, AZ, will focus mainly on the commercial traditional AV channels and will strengthen Atlona’s presence in the corporate, government, and higher education markets.

High power lasers extend the Laserworld Club Series

28/04/2022 - Equipment News

With the CS-8000RGB FX and even the CS-12.000RGB FX, Laserworld extends its semi-professional Club Series by two high power devices. The multi colour RGB laser systems that can even display a bright white, are equipped with fast scanners so are basic graphics capable. They are diode-only lasers that can be operated by DMX, in stand-alone mode and with sound-to-light. But it is also possible to use professional ILDA computer control with these systems, e.g. with the versatile ShowNET interface and Showeditor or Showcontroller, but also with other ILDA software.

DiGiCo S21 and Waves Make for a Winning Combination at Hudson Hall

28/04/2022 - Project News

USA – Hudson Hall resides in an historic and landmarked building housing New York State’s oldest surviving theatre. It’s where Frederic Church displayed his paintings, Bret Harte read his poetry, “Blind Tom” Wiggins packed the house with his keyboard virtuosity, where Henry Ward Beecher delivered a rousing abolitionist lecture and Teddy Roosevelt once electrified a crowd. Abandoned for decades, the building was saved when local citizens came together in 1992 to establish a cultural centre there to serve its diverse community.

Jimmie Allen Heads ‘Down Home’ with Bandit Lites

28/04/2022 - Production News

USA – Country star Jimmie Allen kicked off his Down Home Tour 2022, his first headlining tour, with a lighting system provided by Bandit Lites. The multi-platinum recording artist and songwriter is currently nominated for Best New Artist at the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, his first ever GRAMMY nomination; he is the only Country nominee in the all-genre category. His newest single “Down Home” was released 8 March and serves as the first single from his forthcoming third album.

PK eventtechniek Calls on Chauvet Professional for Schouwburg Concertzaal Tilburg Celebration

28/04/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – A “literal and figurative heavyweight,” that’s how one architectural publication described Jo Coenen, referring to the depth of his building designs. A pioneer of “Friendly Monumentalism,” the famed Dutch architect has influenced his profession by creating structures that project great substance and power, while also managing to engage in an open dialogue with their surroundings.

Black Owl in Jakarta sets new benchmark with Funktion-One sound

28/04/2022 - Project News

Indonesia – Since opening in late-February, luxury supper club Black Owl has taken PIK Golf Island in Northern Jakarta by storm with its high-end dining and entertainment experience. At the heart of its music-focused offering is an impressive Funktion-One sound system from PT. Electro Audio Engineering.

Austrian Audio Open Acoustics Sound now available for Shure Wireless Systems

28/04/2022 - Equipment News

Austrian Audio has made a name for itself in recent years with its unique Open Acoustics technology, which makes the exceptionally open and transparent sound possible. Now, the authentic Austrian Audio OC Sound is accessible for even more artists with the new OD505 WL1 and OC707 WL1 Wireless Microphone Capsule for Shure radio systems.

Versatile Claypaky Scenius Unicos Light Up Genesis Reunion World Tour

28/04/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – The legendary band Genesis has reunited for “The Last Domino?” world tour, their first since 2007. Long time creative director for the band, Patrick Woodroffe, worked with Roland Greil to design the set and lighting for the tour. Genesis core members Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks kicked off the COVID-delayed tour last September in Birmingham, England then played a US leg in November and December. The open-ended tour continues in March with dates booked in Germany, France, the Netherlands and England.

Nehru Science Centre Looks to the Future With Allen & Heath Avantis

28/04/2022 - Project News

India – After a Covid enforced two-year closure and with a full programme of events planned after reopening, the management at NSC decided that it was an auspicious time to bring the in-house audio system up to date, enlisting local audio consultancy OdBle to specify a system capable of serving NSC’s needs well into the future.

Austrian Audio announces OD5 and OC7 Instrument mics with innovative Swivel Joint Mechanism

28/04/2022 - Equipment News

Austrian Audio and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd introduce two new microphones optimised for use on instruments: the OD5, an active-dynamic microphone, and the OC7, a true condenser microphone.

Strand and Zero 88 add Vision.Net, Color Kinetics KiNet and Philips Hue support in ZerOS consoles

27/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – Signify entertainment lighting brands Strand and Zero 88 have announced that they are previewing a new version of the popular ZerOS console software at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt. The update adds integration with Strand Vision.Net, Color Kinetics KiNet, and Philips Hue, making it easier for small to mid-sized theatres, houses of worship and schools to connect to other lighting systems in the facility with minimal infrastructure impact.

Electro-Voice EVA system optimises acoustics and aesthetics at historic Coral Gables Congregational Church

27/04/2022 - Project News

USA – One of the most sensitive forms of AV installation is for historic churches, where the infrastructure for modern systems simply does not exist and, in many cases, cannot be installed due to preservation requirements. Located outside Miami, Coral Gables Congregational Church is one such structure. Built in 1923 in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, this United Church of Christ house of worship has been on the US National Register of Historic Places since 1978.

Sean Denny and Luxe Productions Reflect Sound of Nielson Trust with Chauvet Professional

27/04/2022 - Production News

USA - The band played mostly Cheap Trick songs during its hour-long set, but this was no ordinary tribute show. In fact, it wasn’t an ordinary concert of any kind, taking place as it did in a private airport hangar with no live audience.

disguise powers breathtaking projections in the Al Wasl Plaza for millions of visitors to Dubai’s Expo 2020

27/04/2022 - Production News

UAE – After over seven years of planning and preparation, Dubai’s Expo 2020 opened its doors to millions of visitors from around the world from October 2021 until March 2022. System integrator Creative Technology Middle East (CTME) was awarded the contract to deliver the AV system in the Al Wasl Plaza dome. CTME chose disguise to power the breathtaking 360° immersive projection, while engaging workflow specialists Bild Studios to build the advanced content workflows that allowed artists to create the stunning visuals to excite the record breaking crowd.

Bubblebee Audio Accessories Help Lauren Banjo Capture High Quality Sound

27/04/2022 - Production News

USA – Location recording engineer Lauren Banjo has joined a growing band of professionals who are turning to Bubblebee Industries for their specialist sound accessories.

Bhappi Sound Expands its Horizons with Allen & Heath Avantis

27/04/2022 - Project News

India – Over the last seven years, Amritsar-based rental firm Bhappi Sound has forged a reputation for working with many of the best Punjabi artists including Master Saleem, Yasir Hussain, Gulrez Akhtar, Dilprit Dhillon and many more.

David March joins 4Wall as Director of Business Development

27/04/2022 - People News

UK – David March has been appointed as full-time director of business development at video and lighting service provider 4Wall, joining the company to support drive business growth across the UK and Europe.

Genelec bridges the gap between sound and silence at Lili Time Café, Shanghai

27/04/2022 - Project News

China – "Deafness isn’t the opposite of hearing. It’s a silence full of sound," famous playwright Mark Medhoff astutely observes. Sadly, the condition of deafness is one that is often misunderstood, or worse neglected in our society. LiLi Time, a café located on the busy Mengzi Road in Shanghai, is an exception; cultivating a community where people that are deaf or hard of hearing can feel comfortable and their experience has now been enhanced with a Genelec G Series loudspeaker system.

Brompton Technology to highlight advances in LED processing technology at ISE 2022

27/04/2022 - Event News

Spain – Once again taking up its place at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), leading LED processor manufacturer, Brompton Technology, will be demonstrating the rapid advancements it has made in LED processing technology since its last appearance at the show in 2019.

New Vari-Lite VL1600 Profile brings the beauty of natural light to theatrical productions

27/04/2022 - Equipment News

Germany – Vari-Lite, the originators of the modern moving head and a Signify entertainment lighting brand, has announced the VL1600 Profile, an advanced moving head profile luminaire designed for theatrical key lighting applications. The fixture brings a high CRI tuneable white source and the same CMY colour mixing system found in the VL2600 Profile, along with a feature set targeting theatrical productions, TV studios and productions, opera houses, music halls, and performing arts centres.

LD Isabella Byrd brings Martin MAC Ultra to the Cabaret

26/04/2022 - Production News

UK – London’s Playhouse Theatre has been spectacularly transformed into the Kit Kat Club for an immersive, mesmerising new production of Cabaret, where lighting designer Isabella Byrd has taken the opportunity to incorporate the brand new Martin MAC Ultra into her Olivier Award nominated design.

Luxembourg's Rockhal Concert Venue Upgrades Sound with Adamson Loudspeakers

26/04/2022 - Project News

Luxembourg – When Rockhal first chose an Adamson IS-Series loudspeaker system for its Club hall, it was intended for deployment following a long-planned renovation to the venue; a project was postponed due to the pandemic's onset in 2020.

Carmelo Luggeri and Kiki Dee Record New Album on Audient ASP8024-HE

26/04/2022 - Production News

UK – Producer and guitarist, Carmelo Luggeri has released a brand new album with pop legend Kiki Dee, recorded using his ASP8024-HE mixing console. Entitled The Long Ride Home, this is their fourth studio album, and their first recorded using his Audient desk.

GLP to unveil impression X5, impression X5 IP Bar and XDC1 IP Hybrid at Prolight + Sound

26/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – With the brand-new impression X5 series, GLP sets a new standard for LED wash moving lights. This new development is the prelude to a whole series of innovative luminaires and will be on show at Prolight + Sound alongside the X5 IP Bar and XDC1 IP Hybrid, an exciting fusion of X5 Wash and untamed JDC1 strobe power, at Stand C30 in Hall 12.1.

PL+S: Follow-Me Track-iT – Next Generation Auto Tracking

26/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – Follow-Me BV has announced the launch of next generation hardware for auto tracking: Follow-Me Track-iT at Hall 12.1 Stand C40.

ROE Visual Launches Graphite LED Panel

26/04/2022 - Equipment News

ROE Visual has announced the release of Graphite, the new indoor LED panel targeting the indoor event market. The launch offers a durable yet lightweight LED solution that provides quick installation through its intuitive smart-lock system. Graphite is ideal for building large LED walls and ceilings fast and efficiently for any indoor event space.

Pixotope Acquires TrackMen Real-time 3D Tracking Solutions

26/04/2022 - Business News

Germany – Pixotope Technologies AS has announced the acquisition of Cologne-based TrackMen Gmbh, the expert one-stop-shop for real-time 3D camera and talent tracking in the media industry for 25 years.

DiGiCo Quantum225 Drives the Sound at Red Bull Arena

22/04/2022 - Project News

USA – Red Bull Arena was a hit with fans when it first opened in March of 2010, and it’s been getting better and better ever since. The 25,000-seat sports venue, home to the Major League Soccer New York Red Bulls and the NJ/NY Gotham FC of the National Women’s Soccer League, is located just across the Hudson River, in Harrison, New Jersey and is the third-largest soccer-specific stadium in the country and in the league.

Large Robe Lighting Rig for MVM Arena

22/04/2022 - Project News

Hungary – A substantial Robe moving light rig – over 350 fixtures – was specified for the brand new 20,000 capacity MVM Dome in Budapest.

TMB Announces New Europe Location and New Products at PL&S 2022

22/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – TMB is announcing its new distribution centre in Riga, Latvia and introducing a selection of exciting new products. TMB, famous for “Rush Service Normal” dedication and care, has been an innovative, value-added supplier, serving entertainment staging and production companies for 40 years. “We have opened a TMB location in Europe in direct response to the expanded demand for TMB products throughout the region,” notes Tim Obermann, TMB Europe’s sales manager. “The solid reputation of TMB brands, along with TMB’s constant innovation and recognition of the needs of our customers, makes for an exciting future. Our goal is to make TMB’s products and services easily accessible to all our customers and friends around the world.”

Follow-Me appoints Entedi as UK & ROI distributor

22/04/2022 - Business News

UK & Ireland – Follow-Me BV, manufacturer of remote followspot and performer tracking solutions, has announced a new partnership with entertainment technology distribution company Entedi.

Claypaky at Prolight+Sound 2022

22/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – ProLight+Sound is back and the Claypaky squad will be there to present innovative lighting solutions and corporate initiatives. Claypaky has already implemented several projects to reduce the environmental impact of its business operations and has now launched a new initiative “Claypaky Green – Spotlight on Sustainability” to broach the topic of environmental sustainability more systematically and with even greater focus. Further, more detailed information will follow in a specific press release.

Yamaha Serves Great Sound at Buddha Restaurant & Sushi

22/04/2022 - Project News

Italy – Magni Restaurant and Sushi, developed in the Buddha Room in Fondi, Italy, is a new restaurant where diners can enjoy the best sushi, an extended menu and a wide selection of drinks. As well as a great dining experience, owner Magni Gianmaria wanted to make sure guests enjoy the highest quality music. A Yamaha audio system was chosen to serve excellent sound.

ETC launches High End Systems Talen

22/04/2022 - Equipment News

ETC introduces the High End Systems Talen, an automated luminaire that adds visual excitement and big looks to any show with its punchy, rig-defining aerials. The fixture’s high-intensity beams are created with full additive colour RGBW emitters and a large front aperture, resulting in an extremely narrow 3° beam with high centre beam candlepower. With infinite pan and tilt movement, Talen moves beyond the positioning limitations of other luminaires. Talen’s footprint is small enough to fit anywhere in a lighting rig, and it can also be rigged in creative hanging positions. Fixtures can be easily configured and addressed through ETC’s Set Light App.

KLING & FREITAG presents innovative line source PIA M

22/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – With PIA M, KLING & FREITAG is presenting an innovative line source system with interesting new features at Prolight + Sound. PIA M is a passive three-way loudspeaker that can be operated with the system power amplifiers of the Hanover-based company's PLM, D and IPX series. The vertical opening angle of the tweeter array can be adjusted mechanically, with the angles becoming larger as you go down. This results in the classic J-shape of a line array system, which means that the level distribution on the listening area can be made much more homogeneous. The mid-range enclosure is designed cardioid. The woofer housing can be switched between cardioid and bass reflex mode in just a few seconds using a smart mechanism, so that the speaker system can be perfectly adapted to any conceivable application.

Bon Appétit! L-Acoustics X Series is head of the table at Urla

22/04/2022 - Project News

UAE – At the heart of the Address Downtown Dubai hotel, Urla is a sophisticated dining experience with a distinctive coastal design concept that presents a menu of Aegean-inspired cuisine. The new restaurant brings a new level of chic to downtown Dubai. Named after the town of Urla, a gastronomical hub on Turkey’s west coast. The new restaurant overlooks the famous Burj Khalifa and the spectacular Dubai Fountains. The outdoor destination matches coastal themed décor with the visual subtlety and beautiful clarity of an L-Acoustics X Series audio system.

PMC Hosts a Dolby Atmos Playback for the New xPropaganda Album

22/04/2022 - Production News

UK – PMC Studio London, the Dolby Atmos-equipped demo facility owned by loudspeaker manufacturer PMC, recently played host to an exciting playback session for xPropaganda, the band formed by Claudia Brücken and Susanne Freytag, the two original vocalists from the German electronic band Propaganda.

disguise honoured with Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation 2022

22/04/2022 - Business News

UK – disguise, the visual storytelling platform and market leader in extended reality (xR) solutions, is one of 232 UK organisations to be awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation this year.

Brompton Technology develops Tessera LED video processor device for Bitfocus Companion

21/04/2022 - Equipment News

Following multiple customer requests, global leader in LED processing for video walls, Brompton Technology, has developed a device profile for the Tessera LED video processor that is fully integrated into the Companion application. This means that thousands of users of 4K Tessera SX40 and Tessera S8 LED processors, who also utilise Companion and Elgato Stream Deck in their video workflow, can now control multiple Tessera functions as well as other devices simultaneously.

Finnish rocker Lauri Tähkä’s arena tour wows with Hippotizer

21/04/2022 - Production News

Finland – Finnish rock star Lauri Tähkä is on a tour of his home county’s biggest venues with an inspired set design featuring visuals driven by Hippotizer Montane+ media servers.

Ampetronic, World Leader in hearing assistance systems, wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2022

21/04/2022 - Business News

UK – Ampetronic, a world leader in systems for hearing accessibility, has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The prestigious Queen’s Award has been given to recognise Ampetronic’s strong and sustained growth in international trade.

Adlib’s new Martin MAC Ultra and MAC Aura PXL become instant live events’ favourites

21/04/2022 - Production News

UK – Adlib’s rental inventory of new flagship Martin fixtures, including the MAC Ultra Wash and MAC Aura PXL, made an instant impression across a wide range of live events throughout the UK.

Wheeler Moon Lights Rock Musical “Passing Strange” with Bandit Lites

21/04/2022 - Production News

USA – When UNCSA schools of Drama and Design & Production presented the ground-breaking rock musical “Passing Strange,” written by Tony-award winning artist Stew, lighting designer Wheeler Moon knew he needed a unique rig for the unique show. Bandit Lites was thrilled to provide gear to help Moon realise his vision for the production’s lighting.

Marion Palace Theatre upgrades with Adamson IS-Series and Point Series

21/04/2022 - Project News

USA – Adamson’s ability to meet Marion Palace’s precise sonic and aesthetic requirements was integral to the choice of the Canadian audio manufacturer’s IS-Series and Point Series loudspeakers for the historic venue.

Peter Spadaro and Chauvet Professional Connect Stage and Venue for Citizen Cope

21/04/2022 - Production News

USA – History echoes everywhere, more evocatively in some places than others. One such place is the Tampa Theatre, a nationally registered landmark in the heart of this booming Florida city. The transformative atmosphere of the almost-century-old venue was never lost on designer Peter L. Spadaro III when he lit shows there.

Still Ahead – Autograph Updates Curve Wireless Inventory With Sennheiser Digital 6000

21/04/2022 - Project News

UK – Leicester’s Curve is a vibrant, contemporary producing theatre which presents a bold and diverse selection of musicals, plays, new works, dance and opera. Located in the heart of Leicester’s cultural quarter, its mix of performance, local community engagement, artist development and learning initiatives makes it a model for 21st century theatre. Curve is a long-standing Autograph client and, in common with many UK performance facilities, its wireless microphone usage was affected by the two Ofcom clearances that reduced the wireless frequency spectrum available to PMSE (programme making and special events) users.

ArKaos Launches New VS1 Media Server

21/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – ArKaos launches its new VS1 media server at the Prolight+Sound expo in Frankfurt next week.

Sam Tozer uses 360 GLP JDC Line 1000s in the Saudi desert

21/04/2022 - Production News

Saudi Arabia – What was billed as one of the largest music festivals in the world, out in the Saudi desert, also broke new ground for GLP, as 360 of the new JDC Lines were used by lighting designer Sam Tozer for the first time on a single stage, at the massive MDLBeast Soundstorm EDM event.

Obsidian Control Systems to highlight new portable lighting control solutions at Prolight + Sound 2022

21/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – Obsidian Control Systems is returning to the Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, 26-29 April and invites designers, programmers and operators to Hall 12.1, Stand C49 to sample a host of new releases that includes several new lighting control products under the ONYX lighting control platform.

ESTA 2022 Plugfest Dates Announced

20/04/2022 - Event News

USA – Like the rest of the industry, the ESTA Plugfest event went dark during the recent pandemic but now, with pent up demand at an all-time high, event organisers are excited to announce that the ESTA Control Protocols Plugfest will take place 16-18 September, 2022 at the D/FW Marriott Solana in Westlake, Texas. This is the 18th edition of this informal testing laboratory, and it is offered free of charge to both ESTA and non-ESTA members.

Prolight+Sound 2022 – Preview Information

20/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – Explore the world of opportunities for live experience automation technologies, as Kinesys product engineering and TAIT Navigator control technology unites to introduce new products at Prolight+Sound in Hall 12.0, stand C96.

Hibino Lighting Adds Versatility to Tokyo's R3 Club Lounge with Chauvet Professional

20/04/2022 - Project News

Japan – Building on the success of the legendary R2 Supperclub in Tokyo's lively Ropponghi district, the venue's owners have expanded their hospitality portfolio with the launch of the R3 Club Lounge, a colourful, gorgeously appointed 'hybrid venue' that combines trendy dining with a red hot DJ-driven nightclub experience.

Allen & Heath to Showcase Latest Audio Installation Solutions at ISE 2022

20/04/2022 - Event News

Spain – Allen & Heath is marking its return to ISE, the company’s first major European trade show in two years, with a comprehensive showcase of the latest additions to its installation range.

Level 42 level-up with Electro-Voice and Dynacord for UK tour

20/04/2022 - Production News

UK – The recent Level 42 UK tour called on the versatility of Electro-Voice and Dynacord equipment to ensure that every audience had the best-possible experience, no matter what kind of venue the band was performing in. The British jazz-funk band toured with an Electro-Voice X2 system as its main PA, driven by Dynacord TGX amplifiers with control from SONICUE sound system software.

L-Acoustics Introduces New Global Sales Director Team

20/04/2022 - People News

Worldwide – With the professional audio industry roaring back to life again across all vertical markets: touring, festivals, theatre, corporate, install, immersive and more, L-Acoustics has continued investing in its teams to ensure that it will smoothly and sufficiently keep up with customers’ needs. Having recently announced the creation of a team dedicated to the Asia-Pacific region, the manufacturer now announces that it has created and filled three key sales director positions to match its regional operational structure: BJ Shaver for the Americas, David Cooper for Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Jacob Barfoed for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). All three report directly to L-Acoustics global director of business development Jochen Frohn, BJ and David will also be developing regional sales strategies in close collaboration with Americas CEO Alan Macpherson and APAC CEO Tim Zhou respectively.

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of The Worlds is Reanimated Under MLA

20/04/2022 - Production News

The giant and constantly evolving production of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds, which has been touring arenas for 16 years, has been revitalised with a new cast, additional music and an immersive experience for audiences.

Shure Introduces KSM11: The State-of-the-Art Wireless Microphone Capsule for Delivering Groundbreaking Vocal Clarity

20/04/2022 - Equipment News

Shure has introduced the KSM11 Wireless Vocal Microphone Capsule, the company’s new state-of-the-art premium condenser microphone transducer technology. With an elegant combination of low and mid-range clarity and essential high-end detail, the KSM11 is already being adopted by some of the industry’s biggest names.

Outline dominates the Dome

20/04/2022 - Production News

Japan – The Japanese city of Fukuoka stands on the shores of Hakata Bay, has been a centre of international commerce since ancient times and is the country’s sixth-largest city and second-largest port after Yokohama.

Astera at Prolight 2022

20/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – Wireless LED lighting specialist Astera will be back at live exhibitions including Prolight+Sound as a major European entertainment industry hub where the team will enjoy the vibes and buzz of ‘being back’ and in-person post Covid!

Robe at Prolight+Sound 2022

20/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – Robe hits the ground running at Prolight 2022, launching five brand new products: Painte, TetraX, iBeam 250, Spikie+ and the Anolis Calumma, as well as showcasing five innovative products launched in 2021: Forte, Cuete, LEDBeam 350, T2 and T11, which will be presented physically following their digital launches last year.

Ayrton Celebrates 20 Years and brings new products to Prolight+Sound

20/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – Ayrton is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2022 and will have a VIP stand on its welcome return to Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt. Founded in 2001 by Yvan Péard, Ayrton has become a pioneer of LED lighting with a unique range of products and a reputation for award-winning attention to detail, quality and originality.

Matthew Millward joins Area Four Industries UK

20/04/2022 - People News

UK – Area Four Industries UK continues to expand its operations with the appointment of Matthew Millward as head of automation to manage its leading industry EXE Technology brands.

TSL adds new Martin VDO Atomic Bold creative LED fixture to rental inventory

20/04/2022 - Production News

UK – Leading lighting and rigging supplier TSL has added 32 of Martin’s new VDO Atomic Bold hybrid creative LED fixtures to their rental inventory, the first rental house in the UK to do so.

Adlib expands JBL VTX A Series rental inventory ahead of the Summer season

20/04/2022 - Production News

In preparation for the upcoming Summer season, Adlib has considerably increased its rental inventory of Harman's JBL Professional VTX A Series line array system, with an additional investment in more VTX A12 line array elements, together with B28 subwoofers and Crown V-Rack power. All were supplied by Harman UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd.

Elation World Premiere Proteus, Fuze and KL products await visitors to Prolight + Sound

20/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – The wait is over! Elation is returning to the Prolight + Sound show to work face-to-face with industry professionals to successfully realise their lighting projects. Elation looks forward to seeing visitors 26-29 April at Hall 12.1-B49/C49 in Frankfurt – in person! Elation is partnering with LMP to distribute Elation products in Germany.

Ayrton presents Zonda 9 Wash and Zonda 9 FX designed for stage lighting with a unique mix of colour and LED profiling

20/04/2022 - Equipment News

With the Zonda 9 Wash and Zonda 9 FX, the French brand is launching a family of high-performance 40W LED luminaires with RGB+W additive colour synthesis that guarantees homogeneous mixtures. These spots guarantee the best result and low consumption to fulfil the technological transition needs of theatres and auditoriums. In addition, they have an improved cooling system and a compact and lightweight Slim-21 format for greater adaptability on stage.

Robert Juliat returns to Prolight + Sound 2022

20/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – Robert Juliat will be back at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt after the hiatus caused by COVID-19 and celebrates with the launch of new products and premiere showings on its all-LED stand in the Lightpower Village (Hall 12.0 Stand C60).

Events Evolution Creates Uplifting Looks for Nigerian Star Sinach with Chauvet Professional

19/04/2022 - Production News

Zimbabwe – Throughout her career spanning 15 years and nine studio albums, Sinach has garnered recognition far beyond the borders of her native Nigeria. Take her 2015 hit "Way Maker;” aside from being covered by over 60 international Christian artists, such as Michael W. Smith and Darlene Zschech, it was also named “Song of the Year” at the 51st GMA Dove Award, a feat which ultimately culminated in special recognition by the US Congress for her contribution to gospel music.

Ben Jarrett Supports Coheed and Cambria’s Storytelling with Help from Chauvet Professional

19/04/2022 - Production News

USA – It’s been said that every writer works in response to that ancient plea: tell us a story. Claudio Sanchez, for one, has been answering this call since 2004, when he released the first instalment of The Amory Wars, a riveting ongoing saga that takes place in “Heaven’s Fence,” a collection of 78 planets and seven stars, bound together by interlocking beams of energy.

MDG at Prolight + Sound 2022

19/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – MDG looks forward to welcoming its friends and customers at Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt in Hall 12.0, Stand D81 after a break of two years.

DiGiCo and KLANG show latest products at ISE 2022

19/04/2022 - Event News

Spain – Attending their first EU trade show for two years, ISE 2022 will see DiGiCo and KLANG give visitors to the long-awaited opportunity to experience the latest Quantum, SD and S-Series consoles, as well as the 4REA4 FPGA based audio engine, along with the KLANG:konductor, KLANG:kontroller and KLANG:vokal.

AB Sound Creates Immersive Fan Experience at the Euromillions Cup Finals with Chauvet Professional

14/04/2022 - Production News

Belgium - Athletic competition thrives on the element of surprise. The race won by a dark horse that comes out of nowhere; the victory achieved against all odds by an unlikely hero and similar turns of events all etch themselves in the memories of fans as some of the greatest moments in sports.

Green Hippo partners with cast Gmbh for Prolight + Sound 2022

14/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – Green Hippo, a specialist manufacturer of the award-winning Hippotizer media server range, will co-exhibit with German distributor, cast, at Prolight + Sound 2022 (Hall 12-D80) in Frankfurt. Green Hippo is teaming up with cast to showcase the new features of Hippotizer software, Version 4.7, as well as the latest version of Hippotizer media server hardware, Hippotizer V4+ MK2.

Sky High Tokyo Installation for Void Acoustics

14/04/2022 - Project News

Japan – As night-time descends on Japan’s ‘city that never sleeps’, the metropolitan centre of Tokyo offers a sensory overload of lights and sound for all to behold. And the trendy upmarket district of Ginza is home to the glass-fronted Tokyu Plaza skyscraper where, on the sixth floor, a remarkable new Nightclub and DJ Lounge has opened to great acclaim.

Shure’s Axient Digital Wireless System: The Only Choice for Multi-Venue C2C Festival

14/04/2022 - Production News

UK & Ireland – Shure, a leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics, is the first choice of digital wireless system by SSE Audio, part of the Solotech UK Group, at C2C 2022 Festival.

Avolites Lighting Consoles Chosen to Power The Londoner’s Ballroom

14/04/2022 - Project News

UK – Avolites has been chosen by systems integrators Visual Systems to power the lighting control at The Londoner hotel. Billed as the world’s first “super boutique” hotel by owner Edwardian Hotels and located on the south-west corner of Leicester Square, the hotel has quickly become one of the few hotels to devote as much thought to the behind the scenes audiovisual fabric.

GLP fixtures out in force on Idles’ UK tour

14/04/2022 - Production News

UKMultiple award-winning lighting designer Ed Warren called on a range of GLP’s groundbreaking products when it came to lighting Idles’ tour, despite the fact that this Bristol-based noise-rock band have historically kept their stage lighting to a minimum.

Siyan Ltd increases inventory of Martin creative LED fixtures including VDO Fatron and MAC Aura PXL

14/04/2022 - Production News

UK – Leading lighting design and rental house Siyan Ltd has invested in additional rental stock of Martin by Harman’s creative LED family of products, supplied by Martin's UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd.

PowerLink PDR 19

14/04/2022 - Equipment News

KLOTZ AIS presents a new 19" power distribution rack with Socapex compatible RMP power multicore and powerCON TRUE1 connectors, for lossless sub-distribution of 16A loads for live and stage applications.

EXPO 2020 was hosted in the Middle East from the beginning of October 2021 to the end of March 2022

13/04/2022 - Production News

Wolrdwide - The journey with EXPO started over three years ago when CTME was first partnered with some of the best contractors in the world to deliver AV System Integrations solutions across multiple pavilions including DP World, USA and Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) to name a few.

Entec Live contributes towards 20th successful Teenage Cancer Trust season

13/04/2022 - Production News

UK - Ever since The Who reformed for the first Teenage Cancer Trust show at the Royal Albert Hall in the year 2000 under the patronage of Roger Daltrey CBE, this seven-day event – a highlight in the spring calendar – has thrown up some outstanding performances. This year it returned for its 20th edition following a three-year break.

RCF sponsors PAcalculate app update with subwoofer array modelling

13/04/2022 - Equipment News

RCF presents PAcalculate version 1.3.2, an Android and iOS app for mobile phones or tablets with over 30 calculators, reference info and utilities for sound reinforcement and lighting professionals.

Gabe Loera Reflects Sanctuary Live Recording in Colour with Chauvet Professional

13/04/2022 - Production News

USA – Psychologists have long been fascinated by the colour teal. And with good reason too! Combining the renewing qualities of green with the serenity of blue, it’s invariably viewed as a hopeful and uplifting colour. In some ancient societies it even symbolised infinity.

Electro-Voice and Dynacord – Best in Show at Crufts 2022

13/04/2022 - Production News

UK – Electro-Voice loudspeakers driven and controlled by Dynacord electronics were once again called into action for the Best in Show Arena at Crufts 2022. The X-Line Advance X2 loudspeakers, TGX amplifiers and MXE5 Matrix Mix Engine were supplied and deployed by Merlin PA Hire and ARB Events.

Ayrton launches Zonda 9 Wash and Zonda 9 FX

13/04/2022 - Equipment News

Ayrton has launched Zonda 9 Wash and Zonda 9 FX, the first luminaires in a new family of products devised for stage lighting. Equipped with a high-performance 40W LED source with RGB+W additive colour synthesis, these new products fit into Ayrton’s Multi Sources 9 Series category.

ETC returns to Frankfurt for Prolight + Sound 2022

13/04/2022 - Event News

Germany – ETC will be attending the 2022 edition of the international trade show Prolight + Sound from 26-29 April, one of the largest shows globally for event technology. The company will showcase a mixture of its latest products on stands C53 and C45 in Hall 12.0, including the newest entertainment fixtures and controls.

Brompton Technology Powers Virtual Production Innovation Hub at SIRT Centre

13/04/2022 - Project News

Canada – The Screen Industries Research and Training (SIRT) Centre at Sheridan College is one of Canada’s leading Technology Access Centres (TAC), dedicated to research, applied learning and innovation in the screen industries. Located at Pinewood Toronto Studios in the heart of the city’s entertainment district, SIRT is a premier destination for film, television, and gaming professionals to test and validate emerging technologies and new workflows.

Dallas’s AT&T Performing Arts Center upgrades all main venues to Vari-Lite and Strand

12/04/2022 - Project News

USA – The magnificent AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas has invested in Vari-Lite and Strand luminaires from Signify, in five of its world-class main show spaces to transform their lighting and reduce power consumption.

Robe Double Rocks for Ghost and Volbeat Tour

12/04/2022 - Production News

USA – Celebrating some superlative Scandinavian rock music, fans across the USA levered in a recent high-powered double headliner tour delivered with passion and style by acclaimed artists Ghost from Sweden and Volbeat from Denmark.

Limelite Lighting take stock of Claypaky Tambora

12/04/2022 - Production News

UK – Leading lighting rental and production management company, Limelite Lighting has become one of the first in the UK to take stock of Claypaky’s new Tambora batten.

Neg Earth Lights add 100 Martin MAC Aura PXL fixtures to rental inventory

12/04/2022 - Production News

UK – Leading lighting supplier Neg Earth Lights have made a significant investment in Martin’s new MAC Aura PXL multi-source LED wash with the addition of 100 units to its rental inventory, supplied by Martin UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd.

Absen welcomes Jaswinder Guleria as new industry development director

12/04/2022 - People News

Germany – Global LED specialist, Absen, has appointed Jaswinder Guleria as new industry development director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Bringing two decades of experience within the AV industry, Guleria will expand and strengthen the company’s business alliances throughout the MEA region, to bolster Absen’s global network.

Legacy Production Group expands lighting inventory with Robert Juliat Dalis 862 Footlights

12/04/2022 - Production News

USA – Legacy Production Group, a Minneapolis based corporate event production company and AV equipment supplier, has taken delivery of 12 Robert Juliat Dalis 862 variable white footlights.

Creative Technology Brings Back CTFest for 2022

12/04/2022 - Event News

After two years away, Creative Technology (CT) is bringing back its Festival of Technology, an exclusive event held at the company’s headquarters in London Gatwick.

PMC Creates Dolby Atmos Cinema Demonstration Facility for Business Customers

12/04/2022 - Business News

UK – UK loudspeaker manufacturer PMC has opened a new state-of-the-art home cinema within its Holme Court headquarters. Created to showcase the company’s dedicated installation loudspeakers, the 22 square metre cinema will be used to demonstrate to custom installation, retail and global distribution customers.

TORUS and CDD Dominate German Themed Albert’s Schloss Music Venue

12/04/2022 - Project News

UK – Described as “a retreat from the modern world” the German-themed Albert’s Schloss emporium was influenced by the operators’ across Alpine Europe.

Innovative Start-Up Tech and Production Company Utilises EVO 8

12/04/2022 - Production News

USA - EVO 8 audio interface powers the audio for Studiobox, the innovative new tech and production company that delivers a complete filming solutions directly to your door. Designed for live webinars, interviews, press junkets, live-streamed web content, talking-head TV segments or even running a virtual course, each ‘Studiobox’ includes a professional grade 4k camera, lighting and audio equipment, without the need for a film crew: a complete broadcast capable studio, all in one box.

Christie laser projectors light up iconic Red Fort to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence

11/04/2022 - Production News

India – Christie laser projectors have been deployed for a spectacular projection mapping show at the historic Red Fort in Old Delhi, a 17th century monument and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to commemorate 75 years of India’s independence.

DirectOut appoints Contact Distribution as Canadian Distributor

11/04/2022 - Business News

Canada – German audio network and interconnectivity specialist DirectOut Technologies has announced the appointment of Contact Distribution as Canadian distributor.

Introducing Commissioner rdmx

11/04/2022 - Equipment News

Commissioner rdmx is a multi-featured DMX512/RDM tool that has been designed to address lighting technicians' every need.

Sweet L-Acoustics K2 Rig Reinforces Evanescence’s The Bitter Truth Tour

11/04/2022 - Production News

USA – American rock band Evanescence, fronted by the inimitable Amy Lee who founded the group more than 25 years ago, just wrapped up a US tour supporting The Bitter Truth, the band’s first new album of original material in a decade. For the outing, Solotech, Evanescence’s sound reinforcement provider since 2017’s Synthesis tour, carried an L-Acoustics K2 loudspeaker system to ensure that audiences clearly heard every nuance of Lee’s stunning mezzo-soprano voice soaring over the wide dynamic range of her intense band.

Modern DiGiCo S21 Consoles Join Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

11/04/2022 - Project News

USA – Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art has purchased two new beautiful pieces of equipment, but museum-goers are much more likely to hear them before they see them. This past summer, the MCA acquired and installed a pair of DiGiCo S21 audio mixing consoles.

Dry Hire Lighting Invests in Robe RoboSpots and Spiiders

08/04/2022 - Production News

UK – Dry Hire Lighting (DHL), a busy cross rental specialist based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, has seen an upturn in business as the industry starts returning post pandemic, all positive news which has fuelled a recent investment in five Robe RoboSpot remote follow systems and 32 Robe Spiider LED wash beams.

Leading TV Gaffer Sam Healey joins Version 2

08/04/2022 - People News

UK – Sam Healey, formerly of PRG, has joined Television lighting specialists Version 2 as Lighting gaffer, bringing extensive knowledge of the entertainment and events industry built up over 24 years.
Healey has lighting in his blood, with father Mick Healey, retired account director at PRG UK, introducing him to the industry back in 1999. Starting in cables at Vari-Lite, Sam worked his way round the departments from lanterns and followspots to moving lights and rigging and in the early days would take his holidays and weekends to go out on site.

Kelly Cornfield joins television lighting experts Version 2

08/04/2022 - People News

UK – Television lighting specialist Version 2 has appointed Kelly Cornfield to the position of sales director at its Reading operation.

Allen Branton Lights iHeart Awards with Chauvet Professional Fixtures From 4Wall Entertainment

08/04/2022 - Production News

USA – Collaboration’s wings take creativity to new heights. The wisdom of this adage was on full display at the 2022 iHeart Radio Music Awards when superstars John Legend and Charlie Puth sat down at duelling pianos to banter and play a five-minute mash up of one another’s hits before announcing plans to record a song together.

Metropolitan Interactive and Sound Associates Provide Performance Audio and AV Production Systems for New Steinmetz Hall at Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

08/04/2022 - Project News

USA – It’s been ten years in the making but Orlando finally has a world-class concert venue in Steinmetz Hall, the 1,700-seat acoustic theatre at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Metropolitan Interactive, Inc., which provides strategic solutions for architecture, communication and technology, worked closely with Phillip Peglow and Domonic Sack of Sound Associates, Inc., which has 70 years of experience providing professional audio and video systems, to supply AV systems design, engineering and installation for Steinmetz Hall, a unique metamorphic space that’s already acclaimed as the newest destination for top calibre national and international artists.

disguise launches new Unreal Engine 5 plug-in for next-generation visuals across live and virtual production

08/04/2022 - Equipment News

Following the highly anticipated launch of Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5, users of visual storytelling platform disguise can, with the help of disguise’s new RenderStream plug-in, immediately benefit from the game engine’s next-generation photorealistic visual capabilities.

ROE Visual and Supreme Studio Team up for Thailand’s Largest XR LED Wall

08/04/2022 - Project News

Thailand – Following the growing development of virtual production, Supreme Studio, the Thailand-based all-in-one video production studio, has constructed an unmatched LED wall with extended reality in mind. Supported by ROE Visual, the advanced technology for film studios can create realistic imagery in an immersive environment, heightening the quality of the production.

Reba McEntire Takes Bandit Lites on Road

07/04/2022 - Production News

USA – Reba McEntire, hailed as “The Queen of Country Music” for a staggering 100 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 25 of which reached the number one spot, is currently on tour with a lighting system from Bandit Lites. In 2019, when lighting designers Gayle Hase and Dave Hare began planning the lighting for the 2020 tour, they were unified in thinking that nothing should attempt to rival Reba’s powerhouse performance.

Renkus-Heinz Gears up for Further Expansion in Southern California and Southern Nevada

07/04/2022 - Business News

USA – Underscoring its commitment to Southern California and Southern Nevada customers, Renkus-Heinz has announced its partnership with AVL rep firm, Audio Geer. The two Southern California-based companies will work in tandem to deliver outstanding sound solutions to integrators and audiences in the region.

Yamaha and NEXO Talk Your Language at ISE 2022

07/04/2022 - Event News

Spain – As the constraints caused by the pandemic are gradually coming to an end, Yamaha and NEXO will be exhibiting at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) trade show with the aim of bringing people together again and discussing what the professional audio industry can do to make the world a better place.

Chandler Mann and Chauvet Professional Balance Light at Holy Cross Lutheran

07/04/2022 - Project News

USA – At its best, architecture not only shapes buildings, it also shapes the experience of those inside them. Anyone attending services at Holy Cross Lutheran would find it easy to agree with this bit of wisdom.

Legacy Production Group Expands Lighting Inventory with Robert Juliat DALIS 862 Footlights

07/04/2022 - Production News

USA – Legacy Production Group, a Minneapolis based corporate event production company and AV equipment supplier, has taken delivery of 12 Robert Juliat DALIS 862 variable white footlights. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Robert Juliat fixtures in North America.

BluePaper’s emotive and evocative tracks taken to new level with Sonosphere spatialisation

07/04/2022 - Production News

There are many moments when music captures a time, a place, evokes emotion and takes one on a journey. But when the audio is spatialised, bringing out hitherto unheard nuances, it takes on new meaning. This is just what happened when spatial audio specialist Sonosphere was asked to re-mix the tracks for up-and-coming Saudi artist and producer BluePaper’s newly launched EP, Elephant Rock.

DCR Nashville says “Bring on the rain!” with Proteus Maximus

07/04/2022 - Production News

USA - Like many in our industry, full service event production company DCR Nashville expects things to get extremely busy in the very near future. “Things in the live event industry are about to go absolutely nuts,” declared Howard Jones, founder and CEO of DCR Nashville, who just added 65 Proteus Maximus LED power luminaires to its ever expanding inventory. “With the supply chain issues that continue to plague the industry, it’s often a case of ‘If you’ve got the gear, you’re going to get the gig.’ With acquisitions like this, we’re positioning ourselves to be able to take advantage of that.”

Dynamic Beeld, Licht & Geluid Captures Spirit of Enchanted Gardens with Chauvet Professional

06/04/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – Described by poets as “the music of the earth,” flowers have an almost magical power to turn every hillside and valley into a symphony that one can almost hear, as well as see. At the Enchanted Gardens light art festival, the 'sound' of flowers harmonised beautifully with the human voice, thanks to the inspired work of Dynamic Beeld, Licht & Geluid.

Audient Partners with Sonarworks to offer SoundID Reference Software to all Audient Customers

06/04/2022 - Business News

Audient has announced a new addition to its Creative Hub, ARC: a six month SoundID Reference software licence, free of charge. Further enhancing the benefits available to current Audient and EVO owners who register their products, this offer is available immediately and is available for one year.

Electro-Voice and Dynacord set the tone at Turkish five-star hotel

06/04/2022 - Project News

Turkey – Electro-Voice loudspeakers and Dynacord amplifiers are driving the entertainment experience at Liberty Fabay Hotel. Located on Turkey’s southwestern Turquoise Coast, the recently opened five-star hotel had its audio, visual and lighting needs met by local Electro-Voice and Dynacord partner, Atempo.

Lite-Tek Selects Claypaky Sharpy Plus for the “Spirit Sports Ultimate Battle” Cheerleading Competition

06/04/2022 - Production News

USA – A large complement of Claypaky’s Sharpy Plus hybrid beam lights and spotlights were certainly something to cheer about when Richmond-based Lite-Tek Entertainment deployed them on the “Spirit Sports Ultimate Battle” cheerleading competition, 25 March.

NEXT Audiocom introduces T Series

06/04/2022 - Equipment News

The T series two-way IP65 loudspeakers with built-in 100V transformer and 8Ω power tap are perfect for both distributed and near-field applications in environments such as retail stores, restaurants, bar terrace, churches or malls. The speakers are housed in a stylish weatherproof cabinet providing an excellent architectural integration, indoor and outdoor. The T Series range comprehends the T4, a 4” LF transducer and a 0.8” Dome Tweeter, the T6, a 6” LF driver with a 1” HF Driver, and finally the T8 composed by a 8” LF transducer with a 1” HF Driver.

PMC Appoints SoundWare Media as its New Dealer

06/04/2022 - Business News

Spain – UK loudspeaker manufacturer PMC has appointed SoundWare Media to represent its range of professional audio monitoring products throughout Spain.

British Rapper Dave at the Top of His Game with dLive

06/04/2022 - Production News

UK – With the 2021 release of his sophomore album, We're All Alone in This Together (WAAITT), British-Nigerian rapper Dave cemented his place at hip-hop’s top table with a slew of awards and 5-star reviews in his wake.

Stunning 4K VisualsaAnd Creative Possibilities with the New 6000lm Panasonic PT-FRQ60 Projector

06/04/2022 - Equipment News

Panasonic has the availability of its new PT-FRQ60 1-Chip DLP Projector with 6,000lm brightness designed to deliver stunning detail, colour and smooth motion for a wide variety of sectors including offices, STEM classrooms, digital museums and eSports entertainment attractions.

Vari-Lite is out of this world on Wondrous Woods’ Woodyfest

06/04/2022 - Production News

UK – Spectacular sell-out lighting trail, Woodyfest, saw Vari-Lite VL2600 Profile fixtures, from Signify deliver stunning projections, punchy colour-rich washes and breakup patterns on the rear façade of Scotland’s finest stately home, Hopetoun House in South Queensferry. These effects were augmented by far-reaching aerial light effects, created by the Vari-Lite VL10 Beamwash, which reportedly attracted the local community’s attention some distance away, and even caused some to speculate that the aliens were coming!

Production AV delivers for Teenage Cancer Trust concerts at London’s Royal Albert Hall

06/04/2022 - Production News

UK – Stars including The Who, Yungblud, Paul Weller, Liam Gallagher and Ed Sheeran took to the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall in March in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust, backed by Production AV’s cameras, screens, servers and crew.

Avolites Announces its First AVOlab Partnership with Visional

06/04/2022 - Event News

USA – Avolites has announced its first AVOLab partnership with Visional, a multidisciplinary experience-focused creative production agency headquartered in Atlanta, USA.

L-Acoustics Brings a New Presence of Sound to Bogotá’s El Lugar de Su Presencia

06/04/2022 - Project News

Colombia – The Suba district of Colombia’s capital city of Bogotá is celebrated for its inclusiveness, home to all social classes and Colombia’s indigenous peoples. It’s also where Iglesia El Lugar de Su Presencia wanted to make sure its message would be clearly heard and understood by everyone filling the nearly 4,000 seats of its newest church location. Following an on site comparative evaluation of four brands of loudspeaker systems, and later witnessing the clarity of the L-Acoustics K2 arrays in use at Christ Fellowship Church in Port St. Lucie, Florida, El Lugar de Su Presencia chose L-Acoustics for its Suba campus, which just celebrated its grand opening on 20 February.

tvONE and Green Hippo launch the CONECT Control Competition

06/04/2022 - Event News

USA – tvONE and Green Hippo are launching a competition to highlight excellence in control system design using their range of products.

Robe Makes Impact for Petar Grašo Tour

05/04/2022 - Production News

Croatia – Croatian pop superstar Petar Grašo wanted to make a spectacular impact with his first post-pandemic live shows – which were also the first arena music shows in the country as pandemic restrictions were lifted – so his brief to lighting designer Sven Kučinić was to “make it absolutely awesome,” basically four little words that any LD loves to hear!

QubiQ smoke machines – Smoking Hot

05/04/2022 - Equipment News

Showtec introduces a new series of smoke machines, named QubiQ. Three new foggers and a fazer are introduced in this series, the QubiQ S1000, QubiQ S1500, and QubiQ S2500 fog machines, and the QubiQ F1500 fazer, with more models in the pipeline. They are feature-rich, safe and reliable, with a practical and unique-looking design.

Backup joins forces with Big Drop

05/04/2022 - Business News

UK – Backup, the Technical Entertainment Charity and Big Drop, award winning brewers of alcohol-free beer, are joining forces to generate wider awareness and increased funding for the live events and entertainment technical supply chain.

Robert Juliat Dalis 860 LED cyclorama lighting chosen for Taiwan’s National Taichung Theater

05/04/2022 - Project News

Taiwan – Robert Juliat has announced that 36 of its Dalis 860 cyclorama lights, complete with mini yoke and Quickrig systems, have been supplied to the National Taichung Theater in Taiwan by DLHG Co., Ltd.

Martin MAC Ultras for new production at The Bridge theatre, supplied by Sparks Theatrical

05/04/2022 - Production News

UK – London-based Sparks Theatrical (Lighting) Hire Ltd has purchased seven Martin MAC Ultra Performance from UK distributors Sound Technology Ltd, which have gone straight onto the acclaimed new production of Straight Line Crazy at the influential Bridge Theatre.

Allen & Heath Appoints Aldo Werner Linares as Sales Manager Latin America

05/04/2022 - People News

LatAm – Allen & Heath is pleased to announce the appointment of Aldo Werner Linares as sales manager LatAm.

JBL Professional by Harman announces Extended Seven-Year Warranty for select Portable PA systems

05/04/2022 - Business News

Harman Professional Solutions has announced that select JBL Professional Portable PA systems are now backed by an extended seven-year warranty, effective from the original purchase date, ensuring existing and future purchases receive unmatched protection. Applicable products include EON ONE Compact, EON ONE MK2, EON700 Series and PRX ONE portable PA systems.

O2 City Hall Newcastle – Bringing the Stalls to Life

05/04/2022 - Project News

UK – Audience Systems has revealled the stunning new stalls seating at O2 City Hall Newcastle.

Martin Audio is PYTCH-Perfect for Alfresco Disco’s Massive Warehouse Party

05/04/2022 - Production News

UK – Bristol-based experiential and party planning specialists, PYTCH, recently supplied local event organisers, Alfresco Disco with a full Martin Audio rig for a classic warehouse-based dance party.

Evolve CX Chooses Brompton LED Processors for Virtual Production Training

04/04/2022 - Project News

USA – Evolve Technology is a trusted video gear rental company serving the live event and virtual production industries, with offices across the U.S. The company’s ethos is built around the three equal pillars of rent, buy, and learn, where clients can get customised packages to meet their production needs, as well as hands-on education and training so that teams feel confident using any new piece of equipment. With deep knowledge built upon its long-time expertise in video gear ranging from LED walls and processors to camera tracking and media servers; in the past several years Evolve has successfully expanded into virtual production consulting and training.

Mark Burnett joins Christie Lites as new Rental Rep in UK

04/04/2022 - People News

UK – Christie Lites, global provider of stage lighting services, has welcomed Mark Burnett as a new rentals rep. Burnett will be based out of Christie Lites Coventry and will focus on developing market share in theatrical rentals. He will also be working closely with the growing team of CL reps on both sides of the Atlantic.

Elation’s new Fuze MAX available now and shipping

04/04/2022 - Equipment News

Available in Spot and Profile framing versions, powerful full-spectrum LED moving heads offer maximum fusion of performance, features, and value. Rivals 1000W/1200W class discharge fixtures

DiGiCo’s Quantum338 is Out of this World for Eddie Vedder’s Earthling Tour

04/04/2022 - Production News

USA – With Pearl Jam currently in the process of rescheduling its four-month North American Gigaton tour, which was postponed amid coronavirus concerns two years ago, frontman Eddie Vedder (pictured) recently tested the touring waters with a brief road trip to support his new solo release, Earthling. Backed by a stellar band of fellow “Earthlings”, including Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Glen Hansard (The Frames), Chris Chaney (Jane's Addiction), Josh Klinghoffer (touring Pearl Jam/RHCP member) and Andrew Watt (Grammy Award-winning producer of Earthling), Vedder’s tour spanned nine shows across six US cities throughout February.

Anolis Reveals New Brand Identity

04/04/2022 - Business News

Leading LED and architectural lighting brand Anolis – a Robe business – launches a crisp new brand identity including stylish visuals and optimised website ahead of the release of its exciting new Calumma range of products.

2022 Matt Mills and Follow-Me track KoRn on tour

04/04/2022 - Production News

USA – Lighting designer Matt Mills is currently on tour in USA with the Californian Nu Metal, Rock band KoRn. Due to international travel restrictions the booked LD for KoRn was unable to join the tour in USA. Stepping in, Matt saw this as a great opportunity to tour with his Follow-Me 3D SIX remote followspot system and shares his experiences of using Follow-Me from the early days of Follow-Me 2D to the current Follow-Me 3D systems.

The renovated Gran Via Station proves that GrandMA3 onPC rack-unit is a solid lighting control system for a fixed installation

04/04/2022 - Project News

Spain – Last July, the comprehensive renovation of the iconic metro station Gran Vía was completed and counted among its novelties with grandMA3 onPC as a lighting control system. This solution integrated by Stonex allows more versatility in lights play from compact equipment that is easy to execute and customise. Hence, the renewed Gran Vía station offers its travellers a unique and luminous experience every time.

Elite MegaPointe Investment

01/04/2022 - Production News

Australia – Canberra-based Elite Event Technology, one of Australia’s leading rental and production companies, has made a new investment in 16 Robe MegaPointe moving lights for general stock, which join the 16 that they already owned, purchased when the product was launched in 2018.

Titan Tubes provide Scenic Solution for St Vincent Tour

01/04/2022 - Production News

UK – Grammy award winning musician, singer, songwriter, actress and producer St Vincent (Anne Erin 'Annie' Clark) is as exciting as a live artist as she is accomplished and provocative as a music creator, renowned for highly visual performances, an invigorating mix of grittiness, conceptual art and superlative music, so this was a great match with lighting designer Paul Normandale, who also has a penchant for imaginative risk taking.

Get ready to press your pedal to the metal – Backup’s Kartfest is back!

01/04/2022 - Event News

UK – It’s been two long years, but it’s time to pull on your racing suits, don your helmets and get back behind the wheel for the industry’s favourite get together, Karfest 2022, which takes place on 7th July at Daytona Sandown Park.

LR18i, Alcons’ First Installation-Specific Line-Array

01/04/2022 - Equipment News

Alcons Audio launches the LR18i pro-ribbon line-array system, combining the highest sound quality with very high SPL capabilities and throw.

Arranpaul Captures Magic of Snow White and Seven Dwarfs with Chauvet Professional

01/04/2022 - Production News

UK – Ollie Wilkinson could have been forgiven if, at times, he felt as if he were being pulled in as many directions as “Doc,” leader of the Seven Dwarfs, when he was putting together the lighting rig for the Panto performance of this Brothers Grimm fairytale turned Disney classic at the iconic Grand Theatre.