News Archive for May 2022

Ayrton sponsors two new interviews for Women in Lighting: Sooner Routhier and Emmanuelle ‘Gigi’ Pedron

30/05/2022 - Business News

Ayrton is an active sponsor of the Women In Lighting (WIL) project with the aim of promoting the work of women lighting designers across the entertainment industry, showcasing the skills and capabilities of these talented women, celebrating their achievements and encouraging others to become involved.

Robe Sponsors 2022 TPi Awards

30/05/2022 - Production News

UK – The buzz and dazzle of the industry’s own ‘Gig of the year’, the 2022 Total Production International (TPi) Awards was back; produced by TPi Magazine, part of Mondiale Media, the event made a spectacular return to London’s Battersea Evolution venue after two years absence due to the pandemic.

IBC2022 set to bring Media Technology industry back to business with live, in-person event

30/05/2022 - Event News

The Netherlands – IBC2022 is now open for registration as the show prepares to return to an in-person environment that promotes face-to-face collaboration, learning, networking and business development across the media, entertainment and technology industry. The show is back as a physical event at the RAI Amsterdam from the 9th to 12th of September after a two-year absence, and will continue to showcase innovation, best practice and diversity within the sector.

Adamson Systems Engineering Introduces Two New IS-Series Products

30/05/2022 - Equipment News

Over the last five years, the IS-Series has given integrators the ability to deliver industry-leading audio performance to their clients in a form factor that is simple to use and visually appealing. Adamson has introduced two new product additions to the IS-Series which officially launched on 10th May, 2022.

Prism Sound Appoints Bluesound as its Hungarian Distributor

30/05/2022 - Business News

Hungary – Prism Sound has announced the appointment of Bluesound as its distributor in Hungary, with responsibility for its entire range of audio interfaces including the new DREAM ADA-128 modular audio conversion system.

PMC Focuses on Monitoring Systems for Immersive Audio at NAMM 2022

30/05/2022 - Event News

USA – At NAMM 2022 (3-5 June), UK-based monitor manufacturer PMC will highlight its role in the immersive audio market by showcasing a range of monitors that are perfectly suited to mixing music in new audio formats such as Dolby Atmos.

Elation assists on FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Official Countdown Clock reveal

30/05/2022 - Production News

Qatar – For those who may not be aware (and that isn’t many), this is a FIFA World Cup year. The world’s most popular international football tournament gets underway in Qatar in November and countdown to kickoff has been underway for quite some time with an assist from Elation lighting supplied by ES:ME Entertainment Services.

Infinity and Showtec at Gala Dinner

30/05/2022 - Production News

Portugal – The Praça de Touros do Campo Pequeno is a multi-event venue in the capital of Portugal, Lisbon, which was fully renovated in 2006. It has been transformed from a bullring into a live music venue, underground shopping centre, cinema, restaurants and parking lot combined. It now hosts a plethora of events and offers a stage for international live acts and famous bands.

L-Acoustics Pumps Up Spectators at Inaugural PIST6 Races

27/05/2022 - Project News

Japan – Newly built on the site of the former Chiba Velodrome, the Tipstar Dome is one of the few velodromes in Japan to possess an international standard, 250-metre wooden track. The venue hosted the first annual PIST6 Championship, an event that combines art, food, and fashion while pitting top cyclists from Japan and abroad against each other in a competition to determine the world’s fastest cyclists. A hybrid sport-and-entertainment event sets the bar high and Japan’s One Love Project was brought in to provide a show that would wow spectators.

Robe Forte for Puy de Fou “Mousquetaire de Richelieu” Show

27/05/2022 - Production News

France – Twenty of Robe’s new Forte moving lights are a key feature of a new lighting design by Maxime Chotard for “Mousquetaire de Richelieu” (Richelieu’s Musketeer), one of the flagship shows at Puy du Fou, a historical theme park in Les Epesses in the Pays de la Loire region of Western France.

Rodeo Spirit with 4Wall and Chauvet Professional

27/05/2022 - Production News

USA – Tesla vehicles have done many amazing things as they’ve blazed a new path in automotive history. This April, they added another feat to their impressive list of accomplishments when they served as the centrepiece of a colourful light and sound “rodeo” show.

ROE Visual Invests in the Future with New Talent

27/05/2022 - People News

USA – With the expansion of virtual production technology, many companies are looking at current trends to understand the future of the xR space. Wanting to bring the best visual performances to life, ROE Visual has made the conscious effort to grow alongside these expanding interests. To reflect this, the company is investing in talent to round out its expertise, thereby solidifying ROE Visual as the premier LED solution and leading source of information on LED display technology.

Green Hippo Provides Flexibility for Sterling Event Group

27/05/2022 - Production News

UK – One of the UK's leading technical event production and hire companies, Sterling Event Group, has recently taken its content capabilities to the next level, with their investment in to state-of-the-art Hippotizer media servers.

Atlona Heats Up AV Distribution in Bangladesh with Moin Group

26/05/2022 - Business News

Bangladesh – Atlona, a Panduit company, continues to build out its Asia-Pacific (APAC) channel partner network with strategic distribution agreements that raise the company’s profile in countries with rapidly growing AV opportunities. This now includes the South Asia nation of Bangladesh, with Atlona appointing Moin Group as its distribution partner for commercial and residential AV markets.

Anolis Sheds Some Light on Dark Matter

26/05/2022 - Project News

Germany – Anolis LED lighting has been installed to illuminate Dark Matter, an exciting new exhibition space in Berlin showcasing the creative work and technical innovation of light artist Christopher Bauder from WHITEVoid.

Chauvet Professional and 4Wall Entertainment Help Tom Kenny Add Warmth to iHeartCountry Festival

26/05/2022 - Production News

USA – From the moment Thomas Rhett kicked things off with hits like his newly released “Slow Down Summer,” the iHeartCountry Festival projected a warm, intimate vibe that made it easy for fans to forget they were inside a 15,000 plus seat arena.

Bandit Lites Donates Lighting System for University of Tennessee Graduation

26/05/2022 - Production News

USA – More than 5,250 graduates celebrated commencement at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville under a lighting system donated from Bandit Lites. The ceremonies took place over three days at Thompson-Boling Arena and consisted of graduates from 45 states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico and 23 countries.

PRODIGY ensures operational reliability for ESC 2002 in Turin

26/05/2022 - Production News

Italy – Broadcast to over 50 countries worldwide and attracting more than 200 million viewers, the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 (ESC) employed most extensive DirectOut infrastructure so far deployed at the event, setting new standards in the reliability of the event’s sound.

Analog Way Appoints New CEO

26/05/2022 - People News

USA – Analog Way has announced the appointment of Eric Delmas as chief executive officer to lead its worldwide group.

disguise launches Metaverse Solutions division enabling next-level extended reality experiences

26/05/2022 - Business News

UK – disguise, the visual storytelling platform and market leader for extended reality (xR) solutions has launched its Metaverse Solutions division to enable the next generation of extraordinary live, virtual production and audiovisual location-based experiences for the metaverse.

L-Acoustics delivers crystal clear audio over the rumble and roar of 28,000 fans at Ullevaal Stadium

26/05/2022 - Project News

Norway – For almost a century, Ullevaal Stadium has been the beating heart of the city of Oslo and a crucible of local community and identity. Its creation was instigated by the Lyn Oslo football club in 1926, and it is currently the home ground of the Norway national football team. It is also the site of the Norwegian Cup Final, when thousands of fans descend on the stadium, roaring in unison as the teams vie for victory. With the previous PA system having served the stadium well for 24 years, this year marks the start of a new acoustical era for Ullevaal Stadium with the installation of the L-Acoustics A Series system.

GLP supports FragmentNine’s unique holography for alt-J

26/05/2022 - Production News

UK – British indie rockers alt-J recently unveiled their new tour in support of their latest studio album, The Dream.

Allen & Heath to Feature Biggest Presence Ever at NAMM 2022

26/05/2022 - Event News

Allen & Heath will be present at the upcoming NAMM Show, presenting the full breadth of its growing product line-up in booth #11110. The company's extensive array of I/O and audio networking hardware will also be featured, including a range of new compact 48kHz/96kHz Dante interfaces.

The Wonder of RoboSpots and Robe TE Technology at Sea

25/05/2022 - Project News

USA – The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International’s Wonder of the Seas, built at Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, will have four Robe RoboSpot systems installed in its 1,600-seat capacity Main Theater and two more in Studio B, which is the iconic Royal Caribbean ice rink.

Shinedown “The Revolution’s Live Tour” with Elation SEVEN Batten and Bandit Lites

25/05/2022 - Production News

USA – Hard rock band Shinedown has just wrapped up its biggest stage show to date on, “The Revolution’s Live Tour,” already their second headlining North American trek of the year. Lighting design was by Mitchell Schellenger with Carter Fulghum out on the tour directing a rig that included effects from Elation Professional SEVEN Batten 72 linear LED lights. Lighting supply was by Bandit Lites.

grandMA3 for Special Beijing Production

25/05/2022 - Project News

China – The Beijing People’s Art Theatre used their new grandMA3 lighting control system for a special revival of acclaimed historical drama Cai Wenji directed by Tang Ye, which was part of the venue’s 70th anniversary season.

First Baptist Concord Sweetens Services and Deepens Connections with L-Acoustics L-ISA Technology and A Series Loudspeakers

24/05/2022 - Project News

USA – First established in 1891, First Baptist Concord (FBC) is a Knoxville-area church that has witnessed considerable change over its 130 years. One thing that remains the same, however, is the pastoral team’s commitment to personally connecting with its parishioners. Case in point, when FBC took on the renovation of its 25-year-old main worship centre last year, it chose to install L-ISA immersive technology using an L-Acoustics A Series-based loudspeaker system to further deepen and enrich the worship experience for its congregation.

Premium Genelec loudspeaker solution enhances Jolie’s sophisticated club experience

24/05/2022 - Project News

India – Mumbai’s luxury private members-only club, Jolie’s, is a hidden gem that truly encapsulates the meaning of its namesake. Sprawling over an impressive 20,000 square feet, the club takes its members on a journey through the senses with its numerous zones, each carefully designed to foster its own distinct atmosphere. From the open, bright, and inspiring design of the breakfast lounge and work area to the exquisite, sultry lighting of the cigar lounge as well as the art and music spaces, the team at Jolie’s have considered all the minute details, with the best of artisan cuisine, cocktails, and culture. To elevate the customer experience further still, the club also features a premium Genelec loudspeaker solution, which was integrated by Genelec’s local AV distribution partner Pandam Professional Audio.

Beats Light & Sound Stay Ahead of the Curve with dLive and Avantis

24/05/2022 - Project News

India – Since forming in 1997, Beats Light & Sound has established itself as one of India’s leading AV rental companies and is trusted for large-scale events by renowned artists such as Sonu Nigam, Arijit Singh, Atif Aslam, Honey Singh and many more.

TechLED’s PLASA Leeds stand announced, ‘Abstract is back!’ with a new lighting effects range

24/05/2022 - Event News

UK – At this year’s PLASA Focus Leeds (Royal Armouries Museum, 10-11 May), the dramatic lighting display on TechLED’s stand N-B01 declared that Abstract Lighting is back and with some dazzling and innovative new products for the price-conscious installer or rental company.

Berklee College of Music Invests in PMC8-2 Monitors

24/05/2022 - Project News

USA – Thanks to a philanthropic gift from the parents of a former student, Berklee College of Music has become the first teaching establishment in the USA to invest in a pair of PMC8-2 monitors.

Robe Supports UCI MTB XCO World Cup

24/05/2022 - Business News

Czech Republic – Robe was proud to a sponsor of the Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic, stage of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, where one of the toughest parts of the XCO (cross country) course was designated “Rock ‘n’ Robe”, and Robe’s new Show Truck concept which provides a fully mobile studio space / meeting hub / demo area / roof deck, was also a major success, attracting some of the weekend event’s buzz and excitement.

EVO launches the range’s most powerful audio interface yet: EVO 16

24/05/2022 - Equipment News

British audio company, EVO by Audient has announced the launch of the latest product in its range, EVO 16. A 24 in / 24 out Audio Interface, this newest release features eight award-winning EVO preamps, advanced converter technology as well as the ingenious Smartgain feature which can be used on all eight channels simultaneously, and continues to deliver on the EVO promise to ‘make recording easy’.

Enlightened of Bristol invests in Ayrton Perseo IP65 Profiles

24/05/2022 - Production News

UK – Bristol-based Enlightened, one of the largest event suppliers in the south west of the UK, has recently invested in a stock of Ayrton Perseo Profile IP65-rated fixtures to service its busy events schedule.

Bigabox Productions Supports Armin van Buuren at Wembley with Chauvet Professional Color Strike M

24/05/2022 - Production News

UK – When Dean Graves and the team at Bigabox Productions Ltd. added the new Chauvet Professional Color Strike M to their inventory earlier this year, they had some very definite ideas on how they were going to use the motorised strobe/wash to enhance their clients’ shows.

MDG theONE provides the canvas for Genesis The Last Domino? tour

24/05/2022 - Production News

UK & USA – For the current Genesis tour, The Last Domino?, Roland Greil, co-lighting designer with show designer Patrick Woodroffe of Woodroffe Bassett Designs, chose five MDG theONE dual haze and fog generators, citing the need for an excellent canvas of haze on which to paint their lighting design for this iconic band’s potentially last tour.

Massive Power Cable and Distribution Hire Stock Increase at IPS

24/05/2022 - Production News

UK – IPS adds over 30km of power cabling and 300 distribution units to hire stock. This significant stock increase has already been hard at work supporting both IPS productions on site, as well as meeting the needs of IPS’ range of trade hire customers.

Martin ERA, Aura and ELP chosen for state-of-the-art The Londoner hotel Ballroom

24/05/2022 - Project News

UK – The Londoner is described by its owner, Edwardian Hotels London, as the world’s first ‘super boutique’ hotel. It is a remarkable new £500 million, 5-star luxury boutique hotel, located in the heart of London’s Leicester Square, with six of its 16 storeys extending over 30m underground. The Londoner combines the very best aspects of a luxury boutique hotel with a range of bespoke meetings and events spaces.

Absen dazzles crowds at ISE 2022 with real-time virtual production set

24/05/2022 - Event News

Spain – After a two year hiatus, Absen made a sterling comeback at Integrated Systems Europe 2022, marking the international premiere of its latest LED series, including the new AX Pro series of MiniLED, the MR series of professional floor tile screens and the new 0.9mm Clear Cobalt (CL) MicroLED, alongside an impressive real-time virtual studio set.

Martin Audio Goes Upscale Mexican Dining in Manhattan

24/05/2022 - Project News

USA – Following a successful installation at La Grande Boucherie in Midtown Manhattan last year, Bond Applied Technology LLC has again installed Martin Audio’s popular CDD speaker series in another top New York restaurant.

Pasi Hara Brings Monitoring into the Third Dimension with KLANG

24/05/2022 - Production News

USA – Celebrated monitor engineer Pasi Hara came from Helsinki’s uniquely Finnish metal community of the 1990s and 2000s, one he embraced enthusiastically as a guitarist himself. However, he soon discovered that his most salient talents lay in putting the technical pieces of a show together. He debuted those with Helsinki goth-rockers H.I.M., starting as their FOH and “everything” engineer, later becoming the band’s monitor mixer. And that’s the role he’s settled into since, for numerous artists like Slash/Guns N’ Roses, The Cult, Tower of Power, Beck, Fergie, Fall Out Boy and Tool, although he’s likely best known for manning System of a Down’s monitors over the past decade.

Tristan Mouget and Don’t Give Up Help Cabaret Du Bout Des Près Sparkle with Chauvet Professional

23/05/2022 - Production News

France – Words like “magical” and “enchanting” come up often when travel and entertainment writers, not to mention food critics, describe their experiences at Cabaret Du Bout Des Près. Anyone who’s ever visited this pastorally beautiful 17-hectare site in the Chevreuse Valley would readily agree.

PYTCH Create Rave Vibe at Alfresco Disco with Chauvet Professional

23/05/2022 - Production News

UK – New art and cultural movements seem to blossom most rapidly (and colourfully) outside the grip of commercial interests. Such was the case in 1988, when the so-called “Second Summer of Love,” sprang up virally in Bristol and other UK cities, as young people flocked to clandestine rave clubs that opened in abandoned and forgotten warehouses.

Robert Juliat DALIS 860 LED Cyclights Play Key Role in Drawn to Life, New Cirque du Soleil-Disney Production

23/05/2022 - Production News

USA – Drawn to Life, the first collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, has opened in Disney Springs, Florida where Robert Juliat DALIS 860s take center stage with an impressive 80 x 45-foot cyclorama. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Robert Juliat lighting in North America.

Europe’s Biggest Music Reunion Relies on Exceptional Shure Audio for its 2022 Edition

23/05/2022 - Production News

Italy – The most complex and anticipated music gathering in Europe, the Eurovision Song Contest, celebrated its 2022 Grand Finale on 14 May. Broadcast live from Pala Alpitour in Turin, Eurovision featured 40 international artists and attracted more than 100 million viewers globally. The sound of Eurovision 2022 was designed by Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana and supported by Agorà Srl, the service company for audio, lighting, and video service, by De Amicis Wolfango and Vittorio brothers. The Shure Axient Digital Wireless System was selected to deliver extraordinary audio throughout one of the largest live music events in the world.

ETC partners with BAFTA as an Official Supplier

23/05/2022 - Project News

UK – ETC has worked with BAFTA and the redevelopment of its home and headquarters in London. The revamped BAFTA 195 Piccadilly is now officially reopen and will be the central hub for BAFTA’s UK-wide, and global, learning and talent development programme.

DiGiCo ticks all the boxes for busy Costa Rican church

20/05/2022 - Project News

Costa Rica – PAS Church in Costa Rica recently embarked on the important task of selecting and installing a new FOH console to manage an increasingly demanding weekly schedule. With multiple services each week, a range of group meetings, broadcast services and a thriving music department, the Church needed a new console that could manage the technical demands of this varied programme. Enlisting the services of local audio specialist, Mas Música Internacional S.A, the Church swiftly settled on DiGiCo’s compact, feature-laden SD12 digital mixing console.

Firmware update for Infinity Chimp DMX consoles

20/05/2022 - Equipment News

The firmware for Infinity Chimp DMX consoles has reached version number 2.1. In this release, several new features have been added and some bugs have been fixed.

Robe Finds Sanctuary at Rumbach Street Synagogue

20/05/2022 - Project News

Hungary – Budapest’s Rumbach Street synagogue, designed by Viennese architect Otto Wagner and completed in 1872, has recently been restored to its original Moorish revival style exquisiteness and glory. It has re-opened to the public after decades of dereliction following a partial reconstruction in the late 1980s and early 1990s which ran out of funds, and this more recent effort which was finished during the pandemic.

500 Plus Astera Titan Tubes Join the Cyber Rodeo Party at Tesla Gigafactory

20/05/2022 - Production News

USA – Lighting and visual designer Rob Ross of New York and LA-based technical production company Rob Ross Design used over 500 Astera Titan Tubes to highlight impressive architectural and industrial areas at Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas, for the automotive giant’s recent facilities launch party, ‘Cyber Rodeo’.

Over 400 Claypaky fixtures at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest

20/05/2022 - Production News

Italy – The 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest was held by the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) at the PalaOlimpico in Turin. About 200 million people watched live and, for the first time in three years, there was an almost full audience at the venue.

GLP shines twice on back-to-back primetime German TV shows

20/05/2022 - Production News

Germany – At the beginning of April, the classic German TV series Verstehen Sie Spaß (which translates as ‘Do You Understand Fun?’) entered a new season, with the moderator duties transferring from the long-serving Guido Cantz to Barbara Schöneberger, and the entire production moving from its familiar Munich location to the Berlin studio.

JRLX adds “do all” Proteus Lucius to rental stock

19/05/2022 - Production News

USA – Chicago-based systems integration, sales and production firm JRLX, Inc. has added Elation Professional’s outdoor-rated Proteus Lucius LED profile moving head to its growing inventory of rental lighting fixtures. The Lucius, an all-purpose fixture in Elation’s market-leading Proteus line of weatherproof luminaires, is fully loaded and is the compact brother to the company’s popular Proteus Maximus.

Stage Precision and Neutral Human Announce Strategic Partnership

19/05/2022 - Business News

Innovative tracking software, Stage Precision (SP), and technical business development specialist, Neutral Human, have announced their strategic partnership alongside the launch of Stage Precision to the wider market.

Massive Productions Creates Soaring Looks For El Alfa with Chauvet Professional

19/05/2022 - Production News

Curaçao – The New York Times hailed him as the “King of Dembow” after a sold-out October show at Madison Square Garden. For the passionate legion of El Alfa fans, this title is more than well-deserved. With his alto, sensual voice and non-stop energy, the charismatic Dominican singer embodies the essence of the bouncy, upbeat variation of reggae that came of age in his nation and has swept across the world.

Patchwork London deploys DiGiCo Quantum 225 on Pale Waves

19/05/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – Pale Waves was formed in 2014 by lead singer and guitarist Heather Baron-Gracie and drummer Ciara Doran while they were at university in Manchester. The band was later joined by guitarist Hugo Silvani and bassist Charlie Wood, completing the line-up. Eight years later, the English indie rock band released their second album, Who Am I? in February this year, that peaked at number three on the UK Albums Chart. Currently touring across five countries and with more US concerts coming up, expert in live production, Patchwork London, is providing tour and production management services to the band, which includes two DiGiCo Quantum 225 consoles for FOH and monitors supplied by SSE Audio.

disguise powers debut of virtual production at Cannes Film Festival

19/05/2022 - Event News

France – The 75th edition of the Cannes Film Festival will, for the very first time, host a virtual production space powered by disguise, marking a new milestone in virtual production’s expansion into the European film and television industry.

Teatro Garcia de Resende chooses ETC ArcLamp

19/05/2022 - Project News

Portugal – Portugal’s stunning Teatro Garcia de Resende was recently renovated and selected ETC lighting solutions including ArcLamp luminaires, ArcMesh Drivers and an Echo control system to upgrade the space.

L-Acoustics Scores at Chengdu Phoenix Mountain Indoor Stadium with 360° A Series Installation

18/05/2022 - Project News

China – The 18,000-seat Chengdu Phoenix Mountain Indoor Stadium lies at the heart of the state-of-the-art Chengdu Phoenix Hill Sports Park. With an ideal design for global basketball, ice hockey and other competitive games, the stadium will host the upcoming 31st World University Games and the 18th Asian Cup in 2023. In addition to hosting international and domestic sporting events, the venue is poised to stage live concerts, performance art shows, and high-profile product launches. The massive complex is a world-class events venue that will enrich the local Jinniu district community with a wide range of multi-cultural entertainment programs throughout the year.

David Beebe Reflects Many Sides of The Zombies with Chauvet Professional

18/05/2022 - Production News

USA – Last year, David Beebe became one of the first house LDs to add Chauvet Professional’s Maverick Force S Spot to his rig when he took shipment of six of the then-new 350W lightweight movers from JRLX at the legendary club The Birchmere, where he’s been looking after the lighting since 2004.

Ayrton presents Cobra – its first laser source IP65-rated luminaire

18/05/2022 - Equipment News

Ayrton presents Cobra, its first factory standard phosphor laser source, IP65-rated luminaire, based on the concept of Dreamspot 18K which it first presented at Prolight+Sound 2016.

Atlona Adds Quality Assurance Expert to Growing Quality and Support Team

18/05/2022 - People News

USA – Atlona, a Panduit company, continues to invest in quality assurance initiatives and resources as it works to bring reliable, predictable and compatible new products to market. The company has now added Scott Janssen as its dedicated quality manager for Atlona’s growing quality and support team. Reporting to director of quality and support Iftekhar Hossain, Janssen will manage Atlona’s large Software QA and RMA Quality teams and focus on surpassing Atlona’s exacting quality objectives for new products and solutions.

Everest Grand Theatre Scales the Heights With Allen & Heath dLive

18/05/2022 - Project News

Tibet – Nestled 3,900m above sea level amongst the mountainous peaks of Shigatse, Tibet, the recently completed Everest Grand Theatre holds the accolade of being the highest altitude professional theatre in the world and has been dubbed “the artistic pearl of the world’s third pole”.

Christie acquires assets of Brass Roots Technologies

18/05/2022 - Business News

USA – Christie has announced its acquisition of assets from Brass Roots Technologies LLC, an Allen, Texas-based technology innovation company specialising in consulting and the engineering design of advanced optics and electronics for high-performance display and imaging systems. All current employees of Brass Roots Technologies have transferred to Christie and the operations will remain in Allen, Texas under the Christie name.

Proteus Maximus fulfils key visual role at Expo 2020

18/05/2022 - Production News

UAE – Elation’s Proteus Maximus has been employed on top name shows and events since launching in 2019 but none perhaps as impressive as Expo 2020. In September 2021, Dubai saw the beautiful opening ceremony of Expo 2020, the kick-off of the world’s premiere international exhibition event that ran through March 2022. With 192 participating countries a part of the journey, Expo focused on ‘Connecting Minds and Creating the Future’ explored through the themes of Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity.

Grab your running shoes and Lycra – Backup announces the Roadie Games for Kartfest 2022

18/05/2022 - Event News

UK – Backup has announced that running (or perhaps stumbling) alongside this year’s Kartfest will be the inaugural Roadie Games.

Hans Zimmer on the Road with Robe

17/05/2022 - Production News

Europe – Iconic multi award-winning composer, producer and “rock star of film music” Hans Zimmer hit the road this spring on a much-anticipated tour. Delayed due to the pandemic but worth every moment of waiting, as the artist and a host of talented musicians (his 19-piece band and an orchestra) delighted fans all over Europe with outstanding performances.

Litepanels Launch New Gemini 2x1 Hard RGBWW LED Panel

17/05/2022 - Equipment News

Litepanels, a global provider of professional broadcast and cinematic lighting solutions and a Vitec Group brand, has announced a further expansion of its award-winning Gemini RGBWW LED panel range. Litepanels’ Gemini 2x1 Hard RGBWW LED Panel is brighter than any other 2x1 panel, delivering up to 23,000 lux at 10ft/3m of output from a lightweight, compact fixture.

Midas Tours with Melissa Etheridge

17/05/2022 - Production News

USA – Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music's great singer/songwriters. With 21 albums and a slew of ongoing projects as well as her Etheridge Island Festival, she seems to stay busy even when she’s “not busy.” During the height of COVID-19 when it seemed the music world was shut down, Etheridge went livestream with her highly successful “Lockdown Concerts.”

grandMA3 software release version 1.7 out now

17/05/2022 - Equipment News

grandMA3 software release version 1.7 out now!

TiMax TrackerD4 first video-mapping for Broadway’s Flying Over Sunset acid trip

17/05/2022 - Production News

USA – Broadway’s bold and original new musical, Flying Over Sunset, at the Broadway Theatre, has been ground-breaking not only for its left-field storyline of a fictional meeting between Aldous Huxley, Clare Boothe Luce and Cary Grant all dropping LSD. Written and directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner James Lapine, with a score written by Pulitzer Prize, Emmy and Tony Award winner Tom Kitt and Tony nominee Michael Korie, the scenic visualisations in this unusual staging are supported by TiMax TrackerD4 to track the performers not with audio as is often the case, but with video projection, and for the first time on Broadway.

JK Opole Theatre upgrades with OPTOCORE fiber network

17/05/2022 - Project News

Poland – Poland’s largest dramatic theatre has reopened after lockdown, to reveal a major renovation to its various spaces, which took up much of 2021.

Follow-Me tours with Scorpions

17/05/2022 - Production News

USA – Some things in life just get better with age. Wine undoubtedly, also the German rock band Scorpions! In February 2022, the musicians presented Rock Believer: the 19th studio album of their over 50-year band career. After several weeks at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, they started the Rock Believer world tour in early May beginning with a special concert at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Wavefront Precision Specified Throughout Blackpool Conference & Exhibition Centre

16/05/2022 - Project News

UK – A highly complex and reconfigurable Martin Audio Wavefront Precision design throughout the new Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre is the brainchild of system designer Samuel Williams of Derby-based Media Powerhouse.

Renowned Audio Engineer Upgrades with ‘Stunning’ New Audient Console

16/05/2022 - Project News

UK – Motorhead, Bring Me The Horizon and Funeral For A Friend producer and mixer, Romesh Dodangoda has just installed a brand new ASP8024-HE mixing console in his Cardiff-based Long Wave Recording Studio.

Butch Allen and André Petrus Get Spacey with Chauvet Professional for Bruna Boy at Madison Square Garden

16/05/2022 - Production News

USA – Sometimes lighting design comes down to an elemental level, even when it results in a 54-universe, deeply evocative show with an intergalactic theme that takes place at one of the world’s most famous arenas. Such was the case on 28 April when Butch Allen and André Petrus lit Nigerian superstar Burna Boy’s two-hour “One Night In Space” show at Madison Square Garden.

Robe UK Joins albert

13/05/2022 - Business News

UK – Robe UK has joined the ‘albert’ Initiative: a UK-based BAFTA (British Academy Film & Television Arts) owned and industry run organisation which is dedicated to raising awareness and empowering professionals and companies working in film, television, commercial and other screen-based media productions to operate as sustainably as possible.

SIXTY82 launches Arena Frame, a new concept in stage systems

13/05/2022 - Equipment News

SIXTY82 has launched Arena Frame, a new stage concept designed for venues that value the benefits of a quick and easy-to-build stage system.

Creative Technology Become First HOLOPLOT Partner in the UK

13/05/2022 - Business News

UK – Creative Technology has announced its official partnership with HOLOPLOT, becoming the first UK partner of its revolutionary X1 Matrix Array solution.

Technical Arts Group (TAG) gear up for busy summer season with new Elation lighting

13/05/2022 - Production News

USA – New York and Miami-based production and rental company Technical Arts Group (TAG) has added a large number of Elation Professional luminaires to its growing inventory of rental gear, a lighting package that will service events throughout what is gearing up to be a busy summer season.

Pixomondo to deploy Vicon solution for virtual production stages

13/05/2022 - Production News

UK – Vicon, a world leader in motion measurement, has been awarded multiple contracts by virtual production, visualisation and visual effects company Pixomondo to power its award-winning virtual production solutions.

Outline appoints Daniele Tebaldi as Chief Technology Officer

12/05/2022 - People News

Italy – Outline S.r.l., leading European manufacturer of professional loudspeaker systems and FPGA-based signal processing solutions, has extended its organisation with the addition of a strategic new role. Appointed as Outline's new CTO, chief technology officer, Daniele Tebaldi will liaise with the company's R&D team, sales and technical support crew and board of directors.

Jay Perry Joins AVL Media Group

12/05/2022 - People News

Canada – AVL Media Group, the North American distributor of Lab Gruppen, Klark Teknik, Turbosound, Midas, Tannoy, Zero-Ohm Systems and Spotlight has appointed Jay Perry to the position of audio product technical support specialist. An industry veteran known for his passion for technology and client support, Perry comes to AVL from Points East Audio Visual where he was owner and chief consultant. The company specialised in design, sales and installation of professional audio, video and lighting systems throughout the Atlantic Canada region. In his new role Perry will be responsible for working with consultants, designers, dealers and integrators in Canada and the United States supporting all of the AVL professional brands.

Dirac expands executive team as global growth accelerates across all core markets

12/05/2022 - People News

Sweden – Swedish digital audio pioneer Dirac has announced the expansion of its executive team to further capitalise on a growing range of new business opportunities across the automotive, home theatre, headphone and mobile markets. Effective immediately, Petra Schedin Stergel joins the company as chief human resources officer (CHRO), with responsibility for scaling the team internationally across all departments. She reports directly to Dirac CEO Peter Friedrichsen.

Allen & Heath Announces New Semester of Award-Winning Mini Masterclass Series

12/05/2022 - Standards News

USA – Fresh off their SCN (Systems Contractor News) Platinum Award for Best Online Training, Allen & Heath USA is announcing the seventh semester of their weekly Mini Masterclass series. The free 25-minute classes, held online every Wednesday, feature world-class instructors discussing various features and products within the Allen & Heath ecosystem. Created in November 2020 and now totalling over 60 weeks of sessions, the Mini Masterclass sessions continue to evolve and grow based on continual feedback from the engaged masterclass community.

Avolites Strengthens its Presence in North and South America

12/05/2022 - People News

Americas – Avolites, a world leader in the innovation of visual control systems, has announced new appointments that will strengthen the company’s global presence, with a commitment to having a larger presence in core markets for the Live Events industry such as North America and South America.

Evelyn Zilberman joins Theatre Projects Denver, Colorado

11/05/2022 - People News

USA – Theatre Projects has announced Evelyn Zilberman has joined the firm as their new client services manager. She brings a strong background in theatre, particularly touring productions, and will lead the company’s sales and business development work.

Christopher Robin Reflects Mood of Les Misérables with Chauvet Professional

11/05/2022 - Production News

USA – It is all together fitting that the image of the waif Cosette sweeping Thénardiers' Inn serves as the basis (in slightly cropped fashion) for the emblematic image of Les Misérables. Here, within the grimy walls of this old chop house in Montfermeil, the conflicted forces that at the heart of the iconic musical are crystalised: from the pitiless justice of Javert who seeks to punish the hero Valjean, to the blackmailing mendacity of the Thénardiers, who conspire against him.

Viaplay’s new multi-screen studio is on air with Hippotizer Boreal+ MK2

11/05/2022 - Project News

Finland – Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viaplay streaming TV service has a brand new studio in Helsinki, complete with wraparound LED screen backdrops driven by Hippotizer Boreal+ MK2 media servers.

Ayrton MagicBlade-FX Lighting Fixtures Give Custom Looks to Performers on NBC’s New “American Song Contest”

11/05/2022 - Production News

USA – Full Flood Inc. has chosen Ayrton MagicBlade-FX lighting fixtures for NBC’s new, eight-episode “American Song Contest,” the domestic answer to the hugely popular and long-running Eurovision Song Contest. Volt Lites supplied the MagicBlades, which are exclusively distributed in North America by ACT Entertainment.

Sennheiser brings latest products to The Media Production & Technology Show

11/05/2022 - Event News

UK – Launched in 2016, in just six short years The Media Production & Technology Show has cemented its position as one of UK's largest events and a must-attend for the media and broadcast industries. This year, the show’s visitors will be able to experience Sennheiser’s Evolution Wireless Digital (EW-D), a wireless microphone system with a rich feature set and app-based workflow integration that makes it a unique solution at its price point. Neumann’s Miniature Clip Mic System (MCM) for close miking acoustic instruments in live applications raises the bar of electret capsules. It will be demoed at the show together with the recently announced NDH 30, a reference-class open-back studio headphones for editing, mixing, and mastering, and Neumann’s Automatic Monitor Alignment MA 1, ensuring the best possible sound quality in any room.

Neumann Expands its Headphone Portfolio with the Open-Back NDH 30

11/05/2022 - Equipment News

The German studio specialist Neumann.Berlin presents the NDH 30 open-back headphone. Following the success of the award winning NDH 20, released in 2019, the NDH 30 is a reference-class studio headphone for the most demanding mixing and mastering applications in both stereo and immersive formats. The NDH 30 reproduces the linear sound image of a Neumann loudspeaker setup, perfectly calibrated via MA 1 Automatic Monitor Alignment, in a portable format.

Claypaky launching CP Green – Spotlight on Sustainability Initiative to tackle the topic of sustainability with even greater focus

11/05/2022 - Business News

Eco-friendliness was not enough. Claypaky's objective is to design a brighter future by reducing its carbon footprint and increasing energy-efficiency. This is just the beginning, but the spotlight shows the way.

Gareth Johnson Installs PMC6-2 Monitors In His Studio At Metropolis

11/05/2022 - Project News

UK – Music producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Gareth Johnson has long been a fan of PMC’s high quality professional loudspeakers but following the launch of the company’s latest monitor range he is now even more convinced of the benefits of using PMC.

State-of-the-art Elation upgrade meets performance and energy savings requirement at Bob Burton Performing Arts Center

10/05/2022 - Project News

USA – The Bob Burton Center for the Performing Arts is a beautiful 532-seat live performance venue in Fallbrook, California that serves as a joint community/school facility with Fallbrook Union High School. Used for everything from high school productions to local theatre, dance, and music performances, the venue’s ageing stage lighting rig was recently upgraded with state-of-the-art Elation Professional fixtures as part of an energy reduction grant project.

Robe Crashes Luke Bryan’s Las Vegas Party

10/05/2022 - Production News

USA – American country music singer and songwriter Luke Bryan wanted to make a spectacularly large impact for his first Las Vegas residency shows at the Resorts World Theatre, so he hired show designer / director Brian Burke and lighting / set designer Tom Sutherland from DX7 Design to work their visual magic on his much-anticipated performances throughout 2022.

Robert Juliat celebrates at Prolight + Sound in Four Colours

10/05/2022 - Event News

Germany – Robert Juliat brought its trademark quality to a wealth of new product releases at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt.

AC-ET is Excited to Return to PLASA Focus Leeds

10/05/2022 - Event News

UK – Celebrating a heritage of 50 years, leading entertainment technology supplier, A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) is excited to be returning to PLASA Focus Leeds at the Royal Armouries Museum, 10-11 May 2022, stand N-E02.

Optocore / BroaMan network control for World Figure Skating Championships

10/05/2022 - Production News

France – When the 2022 World Figure Skating Championships were held recently at Montpellier’s South of France Arena, technical solution provider (and Optocore partner) GB4D, was called on to provide an elaborate communications network for all the technical elements. This included Optocore and BroaMan routing, designed in a star topology.

DiGiCo delivers sound perfection at Spain’s leisure and gastronomic epicenter Odiseo

10/05/2022 - Project News

Spain – Known for its balmy coastline and unspoilt coves, laid-back Murcia is a centre of landmarks to linger over. One of these is ODISEO, a unique venue dedicated to the pure pursuit of pleasure. Boasting three restaurants, a sports bar, a nightclub, a show room and multiple terraces, as well as Europe’s largest cantilevered pool suspended 27 metres above the ground, ODISEO’s remarkable space of 15,500m2 is distributed across three levels and offers entertainment experience synonymous with tourism empires such as Las Vegas and Dubai. On par with great entertainment comes the venue’s equally impressive audio infrastructure that includes DiGiCo 4REA4 processors and a Quantum225console supplied by RMS Proaudio, DiGiCo’s distributor in Spain.

Ayrton Karif shines through for Genesis The Last Domino? tour

10/05/2022 - Production News

UK & USA – English rock band Genesis’ The Last Domino? tour overcame postponed, cancelled and rescheduled dates to resume again last September. The tour marks the first reunion of the band since 2007 and has in its lighting inventory 64 Ayrton Karif LT ultra compact 300W LED beam-spot fixtures.

L-Acoustics Launches Ambiance Virtual Acoustics System, Powered by L-ISA

10/05/2022 - Equipment News

L-Acoustics announces the launch of the L-ISA Ambiance virtual acoustics enhancement system. Ambiance uses L-Acoustics loudspeaker systems, microphones, and an advanced 3D Room Engine powered by the L-ISA Processor II. Ambiance empowers acousticians, theatre and audio-visual consultants, composers, and sound designers to transform the acoustic properties and qualities of a venue space to match the desired atmosphere. Ambiance enhances experiences by better connecting audiences and performers to each other and to their shared space.

DAS Audio introduces LARA the only powered cardioid line array on the market

10/05/2022 - Event News

Spain – DAS Audio held a preview of LARA in Miami last March gathering FOH engineers, sound technicians, distributors and American customers to present the system for the first time. The first impressions were very positive. The official launch of the system was on 26 April at Prolight + Sound (Frankfurt) and the system will also be presented at ISE (Barcelona) and the NAMM Show (Los Angeles).

Third Church Pella Upgrades with Martin Audio Wavefront Precision

10/05/2022 - Project News

USA – Advanced Audio and Lighting recently completed a technical redesign of the Third Reformed Church in the city of Pella, Iowa, opting for a Martin Audio line array solution.

5 Star breaking mental health stigma

09/05/2022 - Business News

UK – As one of Europe’s leading flightcase manufacturers, 5 Star Cases has been serving multiple industries for over 40 years with products that ensure safe and secure transport of vital goods around the world. From entertainment, medical and telecoms to motor sports, companies like Williams Engineering F1 Team, CPL, Terry Tew Sound & Light, LCA (Lights, Camera Action), 3D Productions, Allen & Heath, Martin Audio Ltd and others have entrusted 5 Star’s 75-strong team to deliver the packaging solutions they require to successfully run their businesses. For 5 Star, building a team who trust each other, lean on one another, and share common values has been its utmost priority right from the start. This also includes normalising discussions about mental health at work and breaking down barriers when it comes to the stigma of mental illness.

DirectOut partners with Densitron IDS to enable simplified touch control for PRODIGY series

09/05/2022 - Business News

In co-operation with the British manufacturer of touch-based display solutions Densitron, DirectOut is offering new control options to customers of its modular PRODIGY series. Users gain fast and intuitive access to selected parameters of modular audio converter, PRODIGY.MC and the multi-function audio processor, PRODIGY.MP.

White Light supplies 26 of the super-powerful framing spots in latest upgrade

09/05/2022 - Project News

UK – As part of a progressive upgrade, the Royal Albert Hall has added 26 Martin MAC Ultra Performance framing spots to the 18 MAC Encore Performance CLD they acquired in September 2019, respectively replacing older generic and discharge moving lights. Both orders were fulfilled by theatre lighting specialist, White Light, with all Martin lighting products sourced from their UK distributors Sound Technology Ltd.

Steve Lieberman Adds Edge to Beyond Wonderland’s Looking Glass Stage with Chauvet Professional

09/05/2022 - Production News

USA – Magical things often happen at the 11th hour: that sometimes harrowing, mythical time when an unexpected turn of events can demand a sudden change of plans. It is at such moments, when (hopefully) inspiration and resolve kick in, resulting in an outcome that shines all the more brightly because of the circumstances surrounding its creation. Just ask Steve Lieberman.

Chauvet Professional Welcomed Enthusiastic Crowds at Prolight + Sound 2022

09/05/2022 - Event News

Germany – The size of the crowd might not have been as large as it was in previous years, but the enthusiasm at Prolight + Sound 2022 was as high as ever. For the Chauvet Professional and ChamSys teams at the show that was reason enough to celebrate and look confidently toward the future.

The case of “I will Follow You will you…Follow-Me” with Woodroffe Bassett Design and Genesis

09/05/2022 - Production News

USA & Europe – From NYC through North America and Europe to London, Follow-Me 3D systems recently toured internationally with Woodroffe Bassett Design and Roland Greil for The Last Domino Genesis tour. An inspirational, emotional journey with 47 shows around the world, an opportunity for fans to enjoy and celebrate Genesis, one of the worlds best-selling music artists, live for the first time in 13 years.

NEXT-proaudio and NEXT Audiocom are now part of NEXT Audiogroup

09/05/2022 - Business News

In order to provide a better and more efficient service to the partners, NEXT-proaudio and NEXT Audiocom will be integrated on the new web platform – NEXT Audiogroup.

It’s good to be back! Sennheiser heads to PLASA Focus Leeds - the northern hub for live entertainment technology

09/05/2022 - Event News

UK – After two long years of hiatus, PLASA Focus Leeds is finally back to welcome renowned players from all corners of the industry including audio, video, lighting, rigging and staging technologies. For the very first time, Sennheiser will be showcasing its brand-new XS Wireless IEM system designed for musicians who want to take a step towards professionalising their shows by switching to wireless IEMs. Additionally, PLASA visitors will find audio specialist’s Evolution Wireless Digital (EW-D) wireless microphone systems, which bring a world of wireless freedom and empowers guitarists, vocalists, and keyboard players to take the stage with confidence. Last but not least is Neumann’s newest Miniature Clip Mic System (MCM) for close miking acoustic instruments in live applications which features a ground-breaking KK 14 cardioid capsule that changes the very definition of natural sound of electret-based systems.

Tascam to Show Latest Products at ISE 2022

09/05/2022 - Event News

Spain – Tascam will again be exhibiting at ISE and can be found in Hall 7, where the company will be presenting its products for AV installations, as well as several products that have been released over the past year. Visitors can also look forward to seeing what Tascam engineers have just worked out and plan to show exclusively in Barcelona.

5 Star Cases appoints Quality Assurance Manager

06/05/2022 - People News

UK – 5 Star Cases has announced the appointment of Allen Smith as quality assurance manager, to set product and process quality standards across its range of products and provide quality related guidance to 5 Star’s staff and management.

ALLDSP shows next generation products and announces forthcoming MILAN and AVB solutions at ISE 2022

06/05/2022 - Event News

Spain – This year’s ISE trade show will see German DSP module manufacturer, ALLDSP, presenting its next generation of OEM products, which will soon include much-anticipated MILAN and AVB audio network technology. Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to experience the company’s significant improvements in software and hardware performance, functionality and new configuration options that increase their versatility even further.

Craig David: Welcome to the Party

06/05/2022 - Production News

UK – Every artist wants their audience to enjoy the show, many want the event to be something of a party. Some, like the current outing by Craig David, achieve that sense of fun so emphatically that everyone is talking about it.

A Robe Lighting Solution for De Vooruit

06/05/2022 - Project News

Belgium – De Vooruit in Ghent is an award-winning and historically significant festival and arts centre originally built for the Flemish labour movement between 1911 and 1914, as well as an interesting and eye-catching building containing multiple halls now mainly used for concerts, club nights, live performances and assorted cultural events.

Astera Fixtures Help Energise Matrix Resurrections Premiere in Toronto

06/05/2022 - Production News

Canada – Event technical specialist Spotlight Audio Visual Industries (SAVI) supplied full event production for the much-anticipated Toronto premiere of The Matrix Resurrections, staged at the Scotiabank Theatre Cineplex, and including over 300 Astera wireless LED lighting fixtures.

Broadweigh Welcomes New Global Product Partners on Board

06/05/2022 - Business News

Worldwide – Broadweigh is continuing to build on its global reputation as the leading load monitoring brand, by expanding its network of product partners around the globe.

Unusual helps bring Harper Lee’s iconic ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ to the Gielgud

06/05/2022 - Production News

UK – To Kill a Mockingbird made its West End debut at the Gielgud Theatre in March 2022. Based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel and directed by Bartlett Sher, the new play adapted by Aaron Sorkin, is generating rave reviews. Set in Alabama in 1934, this story, its characters and portrait of a small-town America, have helped to, and continue to, inspire conversation and change.

KLANG Announces Custom JH Audio Sharona Giveaway

06/05/2022 - Business News

Germany – Hot on the heels of the recent launch of JH Audio’s brand new flagship in-ear monitor, the Sharona, KLANG:technologies now reveals that it will soon be giving away five custom KLANG-branded pairs of the latest JH Audio IEM model for free following a month-long contest.

It’s time to sign up for Backup’s free Mental Health First Aider courses

05/05/2022 - Business News

UK - Backup has announced the next round of its Mental Health First Aider Courses, which are free to all freelance crew via the AJ Bursary. They will take place on 25th and 26th May, 23rd and 24th June, and 13th and 14th July and now follow a two-day format to accommodate freelancers’ busy schedules. The courses are once again generously sponsored by Unusual Rigging in memory of Alan Jacobi, who was a long serving and valued Backup Trustee and provided by fellow industry charity, Music Support, as an MHFA England Instructor Member.

Diversified Installs World’s Largest Fixed L-ISA Installation at First Baptist Church Woodstock

05/05/2022 - Project News

USA – For most, the name Woodstock brings to mind New York’s famed 1969 rock music festival, or perhaps Snoopy’s feathered friend from Peanuts. But Atlantans will tell you that Woodstock is a city 30 miles north of downtown ATL, and that one of the long-standing beacons of that community is First Baptist Church Woodstock (FBCW), whose history traces back 185 years to 1837 when it was founded as Enon Church.

LD Manfred Nikitser chooses Artiste Monet as workhorse luminaire for Scorpions’ “Sin City Nights” Vegas Residency

05/05/2022 - Production News

USA – America’s love of Scorpions was on full display 26 March – 16 April in Las Vegas where the German rock band played a string of shows at Zappos Theater in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Dubbed “Sin City Nights” with special guests Skid Row, the three-week residency was lit by Austrian designer Manfred Nikitser, who turned to Elation Professional’s Artiste Monet LED moving head as a workhorse fixture on the show.

NEXT Audiogroup appoints Sergio Pinto as Sales Manager

05/05/2022 - People News

Portugal – During the process of expanding and developing the new brand of the group, NEXT Audiocom, the Portuguese manufacturer NEXT Audiogroup has appointed Sergio Pinto as sales manager. With 18 years of experience in the industry, Sergio Pinto previously served as sales consultant of Europe and Asia for NEXT-proaudio.

LD Tim Lutkin relies on Martin fixtures for Olivier Award winning Life of Pi design

05/05/2022 - Production News

UK – The critically-acclaimed new production of Life Of Pi in London’s West End was the recent winner of no fewer than five Olivier Awards, including Best Lighting Design. To bring his magical design to life, Lighting Designer Tim Lutkin chose to use three core Martin fixtures: the MAC Encore, MAC Aura XB, and JEM Glaciator Dynamic.

Marbo Trade Runs Lighting at New VPX Studios Romania with ChamSys MagicQ MQ500

05/05/2022 - Project News

Romania – They say that “necessity is the mother of invention.” The team at Marbo Trade provides convincing proof of that! A leading supplier of lighting, sound and stage equipment to the concert and live event market, they found that the demand for their goods and services all but disappeared after the COVID pandemic hit.

Christie invites ProAV industry to reunite and innovate together at ISE 2022

05/05/2022 - Event News

Spain – From complex to straightforward AV solutions, Christie has the industry covered with end-to-end solutions for virtually any application requiring visual display technology. Reuniting in person at ISE 2022 at Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía, from 10-13 May in Hall 3, stand 3K600, Christie will showcase its latest products and integrated solutions, including its RGB pure laser projection technology, LED video walls, content management and processing and a string of first-time showings.

ETC prepares for PLASA Focus Leeds 2022

05/05/2022 - Event News

UK – ETC will be heading to Leeds for the return of PLASA Focus on 10th-11th May with new products to showcase on stand N-C06: Eos Apex, Source Four LED Series 3 and fos/4.

Claypaky News at Prolight+Sound 2022

05/05/2022 - Event News

Germany – After two years without almost any in-person events, Claypaky finally had the chance and pleasure to meet all sectors of the industry at ProLight+Sound 2022 in Frankfurt. Claypaky CEO and Osram head of business field for entertainment lighting solutions Marcus Graser said: “Over the last two years Claypaky have never stopped investing in people, innovation, process improvement and new product development. We presented a broad, versatile portfolio of over 20 products, which serve the needs inherent in various fields of use. Some of our fixtures made their international début in Frankfurt.

GLP tour de force promised for ISE 2022

05/05/2022 - Event News

Spain – GLP will present a real tour de force of new-season blockbusters at this year’s ISE show in Barcelona (10–13 May), celebrating the show’s move to its new location with a real powerhouse display.

Elation grows KL Series with broadcast optimised KL Fresnel 6 FC soft light

05/05/2022 - Equipment News

Elation Professional is expanding its KL 'Key Light' Series of LED Fresnel luminaires with the full-colour KL Fresnel 6 FC. The new KL Fresnel 6 FC projects gorgeous shades across the full colour spectrum and meets the strict standards of performance venues that are light critical and noise sensitive like broadcast studios and theatres.

Jay Krause Creates Unique Vibe at Strike 10 with Chauvet Professional

04/05/2022 - Project News

USA – The Florida Panthers are best known for their exploits on the ice, but when the hockey team wanted to celebrate with some of their best fans recently, they shed their skates and headed over to the soft pine wood lanes of Strike 10 Bowling.

Absen promises ISE visitors an immersive LED experience

04/05/2022 - Event News

Spain – Absen will return to ISE (Fira Barcelona, 10-13 May 2022) with a full range of new stunning LED solutions for corporate, control room, retail, stadium and rental staging, giving visitors a unique opportunity to get insights into the future from the manufacturer’s Immersive LED Experience themed stand.

Ayrton’s Cobra strikes at Prolight + Sound

04/05/2022 - Event News

Germany – Ayrton celebrated its 20th anniversary at Prolight + Sound with a new light show, created by Stéphane Migné in conjunction with French water effects company, Aquatique Show. This showcased Ayrton’s latest products including the new Zonda 9 FX with its stunning liquid effects and Cobra, Ayrton’s first IP65 laser sourced fixture. The imaginative visual choreography gave a taste of the creativity these new products are capable of and ensured Ayrton remained one of the busiest stands at Prolight + Sound.

DCR Nashville Adds First of Many grandMA3 Systems to its Rental and Production Inventory

04/05/2022 - Production News

USA – DCR Nashville has taken delivery of the first group of grandMA3 systems it ordered in 2022. The company, which provides AVL services and design solutions, has long maintained an inventory of grandMA2 products and recently added the grandMA3 full-size units and 8Port Nodes for its touring clients, rental customers and its own production projects. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of MA Lighting products in North America.

Martin Audio CDD / Blackline PA Installed at New Albanian Embassy of Peace

04/05/2022 - Project News

Albania – A high-quality Martin Audio CDD / BlacklineX combination has been designated for sound reinforcement in the multi-purpose auditorium at the new Ambasada e Paqes per Ballkanin (Embassy of Peace for the Balkans), in the Albanian capital of Tirana.

City Theatrical at PLASA Focus Leeds 2022

03/05/2022 - Event News

UK – City Theatrical will be demonstrating new technology on Stand N-C04 at PLASA Focus Leeds 2022 at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, United Kingdom from 10 – 11 May. Live demonstrations by City Theatrical will include the revolutionary Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM 2.4GHz system, including PLASA Award for Innovation winner Multiverse Transmitter 2.4GHz, the Multiverse Studio Kit for film and video, RadioScan Spectrum Analyser, and DMXcat Multi-Function Test Tool, as well as QolorFLEX 5-in-1 and HiQ High CRI LED Tape, QolorFLEX Multiverse wireless DMX/RDM Dimmers, and other City Theatrical unique lighting accessories.

Micro-Scope DMX tester reinvented for RDM

03/05/2022 - Equipment News

Artistic Licence announces the reinvention of Micro-Scope, the rugged DMX tester first launched in the 1990s and a common sight in many tool cases today. Most significantly, the new version – Micro-Scope 3c – supports RDM, hugely increasing its functionality. And for all those who already own a Micro-Scope, ALhas great news: you can buy a kit containing a replacement chip for your old device which will bring it up to the 3c specification. So the trusty DMX/RDM tester should be good for another few decades!

L-Acoustics K1 Takes the Main Stage at Miami’s Ultra Music Festival

03/05/2022 - Production News

USA – For more than two decades, huge crowds have gathered at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami at the tail end of March for Ultra Music Festival, a massive three-day party with the world’s hottest and biggest EDM artists providing the live playlist. As the culmination of the annual Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week, the festival has long flown L-Acoustics loudspeakers on a number of its stages. But this year marked the first time Unreal-Systems/AgorÀ USA was tasked with providing audio for the Main Stage, and the company deployed an enormous K1-based rig to keep the nightly crowd of 55,000 dancing.

Eurotruss enjoyed a fantastic reunion at the Prolight+Sound 2022

03/05/2022 - Event News

Germany – Last week a special moment took place, after many digital meetings Eurotruss finally had the chance to meet live in person at the Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt. Located in Hall 12 within the Lightpower village, the renewed booth was in the centre of attention.

Robe Back at Prolight with Impressive Live Show and Lots More

03/05/2022 - Event News

Germany – Czech Republic-based moving and LED lighting manufacturer Robe lighting s.r.o. returned to major live exhibition shows with a dazzling new live production, CUETE & The Beast, created exclusively for the Prolight+Sound 2022 expo and presented last week in Frankfurt.

tvONE Appoints Sales Manager in France

03/05/2022 - People News

France – tvONE has announced the appointment of Olivier Foy as sales manager in France. Effective from 4th April, 2022, Foy’s appointment comes at a time when award-winning audio-visual brands, tvONE, Magenta and Green Hippo continue to work together to push the boundaries of creative and professional AV.

Magmatic offers touring tough Therma Tour haze effect generators

03/05/2022 - Equipment News

Magmatic atmospheric effects is offering Thermatic, a series of oil-based hazers designed to give enduring haze effects for longer-lasting atmospherics. Capable of creating a fine particulate that hangs in the air for hours, each haze generator in the Thermatic line excels at enhancing light beams and mid-air effects for higher impact, eye-catching visuals.

Stunning New Landmark Concert Hall in Poland Boasts Largest L-ISA Immersive System in Central Europe

03/05/2022 - Project News

Poland – A unique multi-functional building combining office and cultural spaces, Poland’s newly-constructed Cavatina Hall opened its doors at the start of this year. It is the only privately owned and funded concert hall in the country and its owners’ uncompromising approach to design demonstrates their ambition for the venue to become a landmark on Europe’s cultural map. The six-storey multi-functional building counts over 9,000 square metres of A-class office space, a chamber music hall, and a cutting-edge recording studio. But the crown jewel of the building is the 1,000-capacity concert hall which boasts a state-of-the-art stage, with AV technology integrated into an extensive digital and analogue network, and L-Acoustics’ progressive L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal sound technology, delivered by Warsaw-based L-Acoustics certified provider distributor, Audio Plus.

KFC Yum! Center in Louisiana accommodates more with Adamson Installation

03/05/2022 - Project News

USA – Opened originally in 2010 for the University of Louisville basketball teams, the KFC Yum! Center recently updated its house system with an Adamson PA and a DiGiCo S31 console. Installed and programmed by Performance Audio, based in Salt Lake City, 52 IS10 line array cabinets, 24 IS119 subwoofers, 12 IS7p point source cabinets and four IS10p point source cabinets are now deployed and in use at the arena.

Proteus Lucius a multi-role performer at Vienna’s Theater im Park

03/05/2022 - Production News

Austria – Vienna’s Theater im Park, a new open-air stage nestled in the gardens of the Palais Schwarzenberg in the heart of the city, is a wonderfully idyllic setting to take in a summer show. The new stage, which debuted in 2020, has been outfitted with Elation Professional Proteus Lucius IP65-rated LED moving heads specified and installed by event services company six by nine GmbH of Linz.