News Archive for June 2022

Avolites Lights Up Glastonbury 2022

30/06/2022 - Production News

UK – Avolites, a world leader in the innovation of visual control systems, has performed a spectacular return to Glastonbury 2022. A total of nine Avolites consoles and four media servers were specified for the world famous event that has attracted around 200,000 attendees this year and has offered a spectacular deployment of the latest audiovisual innovations. Avolites products have lighted up nine of the main sites including Temple, Totem, RumShack, the three Bloc9 areas: Theatre, Cabaret and Salon Carousel and individual production teams brought in Avolites kit for additional performances on The Pyramid, the Main Stage and Other Stage.

Maluma’s 360° Stage Gets Diverse Looks With 60 Color Strike M Fixtures Supplied By Génesis Producciones

30/06/2022 - Production News

Colombia – The road to world fame can take superstars far from home, sometimes even breaking the connections that nurtured the start of their careers. Not so with Maluma. Although he has emerged as one of the pre-eminent Latin artists, with a global following and record sales of over 18 million, the Medellín-born singer/songwriter has remained firmly rooted in his home town.

Equipson Appoints ZaLight to Handle its FANTEK Products In Italy

30/06/2022 - Business News

­Spain – Mantova-based ZaLight has been appointed to handle the Italian distribution of all products manufactured by FANTEK, an internationally acclaimed manufacturer of telescopic towers, platforms, trusses, modular supports for LED walls and more.

RadhaMohan Rajani adds weight to Optocore and BroaMan’s Technical Support team

30/06/2022 - People News

Poland – Optocore has announced the appointment of RadhaMohan Rajani, who joins the technical sales support team working across both Optocore and sister company, BroaMan.

Theatreplan is Consulting on the Design of the New Technical Infrastructure Across All Venues at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay in Singapore

30/06/2022 - Project News

Singapore – Global theatre consultancy Theatreplan is providing the technical know-how for the upgrade of the cabling infrastructure from the analogue tielines system to a digital IP-based network to serve sound, video, communications and lighting across all venues, plus new facilities for digital media at Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay in Singapore. Opened in 2002, Esplanade is a major centre for the performing arts, located at Marina Bay, on the bank of the Singapore River. The centre consists of a Concert Hall for 1,600 people, a Theatre with a 1,950-seat capacity, a Recital Studio for 245 people, and a Theatre Studio accommodating up to 220.

disguise powers virtual production for “La Fortuna” Mini-series

30/06/2022 - Production News

Spain – “La Fortuna,” a six-episode Spanish-American mini-series airing on Movistar+ and AMC+, turned to virtual production powered by disguise vx 4 media servers to capture the magic of both countries all in one shoot. With Barcelona-based MO&MO Film Services designing the virtual production scenes and facilitating in-camera VFX, the film was able to include exterior scenes all the way from Washington D.C. on-set in their shoot in Madrid.

Calvin Long Joins Clear-Com’s Applications Engineering Team

30/06/2022 - People News

USA – Clear-Com has announced the appointment of Calvin Long to the company’s renowned applications engineering team. Based in the south-eastern region of the US, Calvin brings industry experience and knowledge with a focus on both remote and hybrid broadcast operations from his time at Black News Channel (BNC) as broadcast manager of operations for the live news channel. Calvin was a first-hand Clear-Com user in his previous role, configuring the intercom system to enable remote and hybrid broadcast workflows for the anchors, production team and engineers.

PYTCH Adds Glamour to the Performance Marketing Awards with Chauvet Professional

29/06/2022 - Production News

UK – It’s been said that the art of marketing lies in the ability to communicate often complex topics or emotions into emotionally accessible and evocative concepts. If that be the case, one would be hard pressed to find a more discerning crowd to judge the production of an event, than the 1,000 or so marketing professional who gathered at the historic (160-year old) Grosvenor Hotel for the recent Performance Marketing Awards.

Autograph designs Jerusalem with Reference Series from EM Acoustics

29/06/2022 - Production News

UK – Described variously as ‘the greatest British play of the [21st] century’ or even one of ‘the best plays of all time,’ Jez Butterworth’s modern classic has exploded once again into the West End eleven years after its last record-breaking, sell-out run. Mark Rylance reprises his role as the ebulliently irresponsible, anarchic Johnny 'Rooster' Byron with a mighty performance that has garnered possibly even more admiration than the first two runs, ably supported by the rest of the highly talented cast. Veering from the profound to the profane, ‘Jerusalem’ is both a violent, often raucously funny yet tender exposition of all that it means to be English that continues to remain relevant, even 13 years on from when it was first played at the Royal Court. Today it is back at its West End home of the Apollo Theatre with a superb sound design from Autograph’s Ian Dickinson, this time featuring the aptly named Reference Series loudspeakers from EM Acoustics.

J3 Consulting Handles Screen Management for CinemaCon 2022’s Star-Studded Awards Show

29/06/2022 - Production News

USA – J3 Consulting, LLC lent its screen management expertise to the “Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony at the tenth annual CinemaCon at Caesars Palace Colosseum in Las Vegas. CEO John Mims III used a pair of disguise vx 4 media servers to program and execute the star-studded show, which also featured animated full screen presenter transitions designed by J3.

ETC provides silent solution for the Estonian Traditional Music Centre

29/06/2022 - Project News

Estonia – The Estonian Traditional Music Centre (ETMC) is a unique venue which hosts international concerts, conferences, receptions, dinners and parties. Situated next to the historical Viljandi Castle ruins, the former 18th century granary was transformed into a contemporary concert hall and cultural hub almost 15 years ago. It incorporates two concert halls: the Grand Hall with a capacity of 400, and the Chamber Hall with seating for 80 and boasts an extensive concert programme, including the renowned Viljandi Folk Music Festival. To celebrate the return of live events, ETMC has recently invested in a selection of new gear, including High End Systems SolaFrame Studio fixtures and an Ion Xe console from ETC.

Trevor Ahlstrand turns to DCR-supplied Elation lighting for milestone Kane Brown stadium show

29/06/2022 - Production News

UK – Country artist Kane Brown returned to his home town of Chattanooga, Tennessee, on 7 May to play his first-ever stadium show at Chattanooga’s Finley Stadium. Lighting and production design for the sold-out show was by Trevor Ahlstrand who used Elation lighting on the milestone event, including the company’s popular IP-rated powerhouse luminaire Proteus Maximus all supplied by DCR Nashville.

DiGiCo S31 Wins the Face-Off as Dollar Loan Center’s New Front of house Console

29/06/2022 - Project News

USA – They call it “The Buck” or “The Stronghold,” but either way the Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, Nevada is a first-class venue for second-tier sports. It’s home to the Henderson Silver Knights of the American Hockey League and the Vegas Knight Hawks of the Indoor Football League, seating over 5,500 fans for those sports. In addition, the Big West Conference announced last year that the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s basketball championships would be held there starting with the West Coast teams of the iconic March Madness series.

Brompton Technology powers state-of-the-art MuShang XR stage in Shanghai

29/06/2022 - Production News

China – With over ten years of experience in advertising, photography, film and television production, the Shanghai MuShang Advertising Co., Ltd. is familiar with the use of cutting-edge technologies to enhance customer experiences. Its latest brainchild, (MuShang XR stage uses cutting-edge technology including Brompton Technology LED processing, ROE Visual screens, Mark Roberts Motion Control cinebots, Unreal Engine and disguise media server hardware, to deliver visual creativity and high-quality productions.

Robe is Dedicated to 2CELLOS

28/06/2022 - Production News

Worldwide - The incredible 2CELLOS duo of Luka Šuli and Stjepan Hauser is currently playing their “Dedicated” world tour, billed as their ‘final’ as 2CELLOS, the format in which they shot to fame and prominence in 2011 with lighting designed by their long-term LD, Crt Birsa.

Poland’s new Cavatina Hall opens with Optocore fibre network

28/06/2022 - Project News

Poland – Poland’s new Cavatina Hall, which opened at the beginning of the year in the city of Bielsko-Biała, is the first concert hall in the country to be built and managed entirely from private funds.

Shure’s Axient Digital Wireless System Meets Demands of Huge Cast in Big Night of Musicals show

28/06/2022 - Production News

UK – Shure, a leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics, is the one and only choice of digital wireless system for the stars at ‘Big Night of Musicals’ by the National Lottery.

Claypaky Lighting Fixtures Illuminate Bucharest’s National Arena for “We are ONE People” Humanitarian Benefit Concert

28/06/2022 - Production News

Romania – Lighting designer Andre Beekmans of TAOL in collaboration with Andrei Predut of APart in Bucharest, Romania used a large complement of Claypaky fixtures to light the “We are ONE people” concert in the city’s National Arena to benefit humanitarian causes in the region.

NL: Follow-Me used for live TV in 360 degree studio

28/06/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – Jeroen van Geffen is a Dutch lighting designer with the multi-disciplinary broadcast and event specialist company Chain. With a live TV broadcasting production in a 360 degree venue, Jeroen chose to use a Follow-Me 3D SIX System. From his previous experience with the overall scaleability and flexibility of the Follow-Me systems, including fixture independence, he knew that this would be the right choice for enabling his creative and challenging lighting design.

LA Philharmonic Records String Ensemble Library with Audient Mic Pres

28/06/2022 - Production News

USA – Markus Burger, co-ordinator of music technology at Fullerton College has recently overseen the recording of a string ensemble library album by LA Philharmonic with composer/director Yuval Schrem, using a portable recording rig which included 32 channels of Audient mic pres. Comprising two ASP880s and two ASP800 eight-channel units alongside an interface, this rig is used for a range of applications. This particular recording is currently being mixed and is due to be released at the end of the year.

Severine Anvoner heads up Martin Audio’s HR

28/06/2022 - People News

In her first six months at Martin Audio, new HR manager, Severine Anvoner, says the experience is proving better than she could have imagined.

Lighting Designer Cat West Selects Ayrton INTELLIPIX-R Creative Solutions For New Kids On The Block’s MixTape Tour 2022

27/06/2022 - Production News

USA – Multi-platinum selling pop group New Kids On The Block (NKOTB) continues to wow fans with their MixTape Tour 2022 featuring friends Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue as special guests. Lighting designer Cat West of Flash and Trash Works, Inc. selected 108 Ayrton INTELLIPIX-R Creative Solutions as a central part of the high-energy, party look of the show.

Modular NX1 console system from Obsidian offers complete ONYX lighting control experience

27/06/2022 - Equipment News

Following a successful launch at the Prolight + Sound trade show in Germany in April, Obsidian Control Systems has to announced availability of the NX1, an ultra-compact yet full-featured lighting controller designed to handle a huge variety of shows using the intuitive ONYX lighting control platform. The NX1 also features an expandable playback wing (NX P) along with a 10-digit keypad (NX K) that combined with the NX1 creates an even more powerful and flexible console.

Celeste Jones receives prestigious Sennheiser LIPA Scholarship

24/06/2022 - Business News

UK – For over 25 years, Sennheiser has sponsored the Student Scholarship programme of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) and provided the college with its audio expertise and resources. This year, the audio specialist was delighted to announce another brilliant first-year student of the BA (Hons) Sound Technology course, Celeste Jones, as the winner of Sennheiser’s 2022 LIPA Scholarship. This will see her not only receive financial support for tuition, but give her access to Sennheiser’s valuable experience, expertise, and global network of contacts.

L-Acoustics K2 System Scales as Needed on HAIM’s Current Tour

24/06/2022 - Production News

USA – HAIM’s current Women in Music Pt. III Tour, in support of their Grammy-nominated 2020 album of the same name, is the second international headlining jaunt by the acclaimed California trio of sisters. The tour began in Las Vegas in April and will take them to more than two-dozen scheduled stops across the US and then onto Canada and Europe. The pandemic has wreaked havoc with touring, including this one, by shutting down the tours completely; then, more recently, by bringing bands back onto a road with plenty of strange curves. In HAIM’s case, it means moving between arenas to amphitheatres, then back to arenas, and even some large clubs, one night to the next. Asking one PA system to make those same moves with them is a lot, but the L-Acoustics K2 always says, “Can do!”

Friday Night and The Lights are High for Robe and ABBA Orchestral Extravaganza

24/06/2022 - Production News

Ireland – Lighting designer Liam McCarthy utilised 100 Robe moving lights for a spectacular special performance of ABBA Orchestral at Dublin’s 3 Arena, featuring the Waterloo Concert Orchestra and acclaimed conductor and arranger, Andy O’Callaghan.

MPM supplies Adamson audio system for Indochine Central Tour 2022

24/06/2022 - Production News

France – Indochine’s Central Tour 2022 started on 21 May with sold-out stadium shows across France, including stops in Bordeaux, Marseille, Lyon, and Lille. More than 97,000 fans gathered for their first performance in Paris and made for the largest crowd to date at Stade de France.

Biffy Clyro – A constant thought process

24/06/2022 - Production News

Europe – Like many a band, Scottish rock superstars Biffy Clyro have just embarked on a busy summer of festival appearances with a headline slot at Download.

disguise powers one of the first xR concerts on TikTok for Camila Cabello’s album launch

24/06/2022 - Production News

USA – Cuban-born American singer, songwriter and actress Camila Cabello’s “Familia: Welcome to the Family” immersive live concert on TikTok, gave social media users a chance to experience her music like never before, drumming publicity and interest in her forthcoming album. Pioneers XR Studios used the disguise extended reality (xR) workflow to bring this groundbreaking performance to life, making it one of the first shows of this scale to use xR technology on TikTok.

Claypaky Xtylos, B-EYE K20s and Sharpys Light Up Tim McGraw’s New US Tour

24/06/2022 - Production News

USA – Lighting and production designer Patrick Brannon selected Claypaky Xtylos, A.leda B-EYE K20s and Sharpys for country superstar Tim McGraw’s just completed “McGraw Tour 2022,” which played dates in the eastern half of the US. Premier Global Production Company, the world-class staging and lighting production company based in Nashville, was the lighting vendor and lighting services provider for the shows.

LARA excels in its debut shows

24/06/2022 - Production News

Europe – DAS Audio presented LARA at several live events during the first weekend since its official launch. The new DAS Audio system powered the legendary Lanxess Arena in Cologne (Germany), the Forum Barcelona and the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia (Spain).

Brompton Technology enables cinematic first for Turkish film company

24/06/2022 - Production News

Turkey – Pioneering Turkish virtual production house, MGX Studio, recently completed a ground-breaking cinematic project by delivering the country’s first film with car chase action scenes, enabled by a next-generation LED stage powered by industry-leading Brompton Technology processing.

Chauvet Professional Helps Tony Pérez Reflect Universal Sound of Zoé

23/06/2022 - Production News

Mexico – Zoé won a Grammy Award for “Best Latin Rock Urban Alternative Album” in 2019. Although the honour was well-deserved, it told only part of this dynamic quintet’s story. In keeping with the universal spirit that runs through all great music, the band from Cuernavaca defies easy classification, as they weave an array of global influences into their distinct sound.

Andreas Bünemann relies on ONYX lighting control platform for German reggae artist Gentleman

23/06/2022 - Production News

Germany – Lighting designer and operator Andreas Bünemann is using the ONYX lighting control platform from Obsidian Control Systems to run a large lighting rig for German reggae artist Gentleman and says he wouldn’t turn to any other system. “Our choice is the Obsidian ONYX system and it will be going forward,” stated Bünemann, owner of full-service rental company Bam Bam FX of Germany. “For us, it is the future and the direction we want to go. It’s a powerful and reliable system and we will be recommending it to clients interested in user-friendly lighting control.”

Hayden James Gets LIFTED with Bandit Lites

23/06/2022 - Production News

USA – American ‘LIFTED’ tour with a lighting system provided by Bandit Lites. With more than a half a billion streams, the award-winning songwriter released his highly-anticipated second album LIFTED featured more dance-infused pop singles and exciting collaborations and remixes.

IPS Implements Clever Visual Plan for Operation Mincemeat Première with Chauvet Professional

23/06/2022 - Production News

UK – In the beginning of the final chapter of the Second World War, the allies devised a cunning operation to disguise what would become the 1943 invasion of Italy. The plan, which became known as “operation mincemeat,” employed smoke and mirrors to deceive Nazi intelligence into thinking an attack on Greece was imminent, thus enabling a smoother route towards the liberation of the Italian peninsula.

Rigging Team puts training in the spotlight with new initiative

23/06/2022 - Standards News

UK – A leading rigging specialist has revealed its new training scheme for those looking to establish a career in the live events sector.

Ayrton Magic Blade FX Fixtures Create Dynamic Lighting Effects for Jack White’s New Tour

23/06/2022 - Production News

USA – The former White Stripes frontman currently wowing fans with “Jack White: The Supply Chain Issues Tour” has 82 Ayrton Magic Blade FX fixtures delivering dynamic effects lighting on stage. Matthieu Larivee, who serves as the tour’s creative director and lighting and production designer, obtained the Magic Blade FXs from Solotech Nashville. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America.

Yamaha AG01 Wins NAMM 2022 Best in Show Award

23/06/2022 - Event News

USA – Early June saw Yamaha return to the NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, California, and leave with a Best In Show award for the new AG01 combined condenser microphone and mixer.

Avantis Firmware V1.2 Adds Powerful New Tools to the Award-Winning Mixer

23/06/2022 - Equipment News

Allen & Heath has announced the release of Avantis firmware V1.2, a major update delivering new features including a next-generation RTA engine, Sennheiser wireless integration and a trio of new additions to the dPack bundle of DEEP processors.

Le Mark sets the stage with sausage and camera markers by Dirty Rigger

21/06/2022 - Equipment News

Le Mark Group has long been known for providing kit that makes great sense in the backstage world. Now, the flooring, tapes and labels specialist has expanded its offering with a new line of British-made Sausage and T-bar markers from Dirty Rigger.

Brompton Technology LED Processing Solutions Stand Out at InfoComm 2022

21/06/2022 - Event News

USA – Brompton Technology revealed its latest solutions for video processing during InfoComm, North America’s largest trade show for the professional AV industry that was held 8-10 June in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the exhibit hall, Brompton showcased its industry-leading LED processing solutions for live events, broadcast, and virtual production. Together, Brompton’s Tessera LED processors and accompanying Tessera software unlock new levels of visual performance from LED panels and provide greater creative flexibility to AV professionals.

Bidvest Back with Impressive ‘Future Now’ Extravaganza

21/06/2022 - Production News

South Africa – The first major live post-pandemic corporate event staged in South Africa was organised by international services, trading and distribution company Bidvest for key clients, suppliers and staff. Taking the theme “Future Now”, the large and impressive show returned live after a two-year absence, due to Covid restrictions, staged for the first time at the Time Square Arena in Pretoria with newly appointed CEO Nompumelelo Thembekile Madisa.

Chauvet Professional Helps Radiant Bible Create Stage Presence

21/06/2022 - Project News

USA – Like many houses of worship, Radiant Bible Church “went heavily into livestreaming” during the COVID lockdown according to its technical director Wes Harris. Although the pandemic has subsided, the steps taken during that period have left their impression on the church’s approach to lighting services, not just in terms of videoing and broadcasting them, but also in the way it shaped the design team’s approach to building looks on stage.

Brit Row Joins Exciting Young Talent, Chelsea Cutler, on Extensive North American Tour

21/06/2022 - Production News

USA – Britannia Row Productions has provided audio support for singer, songwriter and producer, Chelsea Cutler, whose When I Close My Eyes Tour kicked off in Austin, Texas in March.

Mark Cunniffe chooses Ayrton rig for Ed Sheeran’s Mathematics tour

21/06/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – Lighting and production designer, Mark Cunniffe, has chosen to light Ed Sheeran’s current Mathematics world tour, with a lighting rig composed almost entirely of Ayrton IP65-rated fixtures. The design incorporates 138 Ayrton Domino LT, 48 Perseo Profile and 22 of the new Ayrton Cobra laser-sourced fixture. This is Cunniffe’s first specified use of Ayrton fixtures, and the first tour for Ayrton’s new Cobra.

150 MAC Aura PXL deployed for the Queen’s Jubilee Thanksgiving Service at St Paul’s Cathedral

21/06/2022 - Production News

UK - Lighting supplier, Limelite Lighting provided 150 Martin MAC Aura PXL units for the Queen’s Jubilee Thanksgiving Service on Friday 3rd June.

Electric Bear Stays Inline With New Audient Console

21/06/2022 - Project News

UK – A new Audient ASP8024-HE console now resides at Electric Bear Studios (EBS) replacing a 1980s mixing desk, previously owned by none other than Sir Elton John. The brand new, 24-channel Audient desk was installed in March 2022 as part of a complete refurbishment of Studio I.

DiGiCo consoles were ‘Born To Do It’ for Craig David tour

21/06/2022 - Production News

UK – After a two-year postponement, the highly anticipated UK tour of one of the most successful artists in UK chart history, Craig David, commenced in April. Initially visiting 13 arenas across the country with a large-scale production based around DiGiCo’s premium Quantum console range. The tour will continue into the summer with festival appearances, formatted as either full live band sets or the artist’s TS5 boutique DJ shows. To ensure seamless audio quality across the range of performances, the sound team specified consoles from DiGiCo’s portfolio.

KLANG’s latest technology innovates international circus festival

21/06/2022 - Production News

France – After a two-year hiatus, the 28th edition of the renowned annual Massy International Circus Festival returned this year, featuring the world's top circus artists, performing in the company’s impressive 50m diameter, 3,000-capacity big top erected in the town of Massy on the outskirts of Paris. To mark the return, the technical design team employed a new, innovative AV system, revolutionised by the introduction of immersive mixing technology from German in-ear monitor specialists, KLANG.

ROE Visual Honored at the 20th Annual Parnelli Awards

20/06/2022 - Event News

USA – Presented by FOH and PLSN, the 20th Annual Parnelli Awards returned to the 2022 NAMM show on 3rd June for a special evening. Among those honoured at the awards was ROE Visual which won the Indispensable Technology (IT) Award, Video for its Black Pearl BP2V2 LED panel. Thereby marking another year of industry recognition for the company’s leading position in LED displays.

City Theatrical at ABTT Theatre Show 2022

20/06/2022 - Event News

UK – City Theatrical will be demonstrating new technology on Stand B48 at ABTT Theatre Show at the Alexandra Palace in London from 22 – 23 June 2022.

2022 The Time is Now for Robe and Craig David

17/06/2022 - Production News

UK – UK designer Daniel Richardson, working for innovative international creative practice Sinclair Wilkinson (Rob Sinclair and Andrew Wilkinson) took the role of production designer for Craig David’s recent acclaimed “Hold That Thought 22” UK tour. The scope of his work included a full stage, scenic, lighting and video design, plus content direction for the star’s acclaimed tour that was rescheduled from 2020.

Eurovision 2022 SFX work their magic in Turin with Artech FX and Pyrofoor

17/06/2022 - Production News

Italy – The magnificent juggernaut that is Eurovision returned to its full splendour in Turin for 2020 after the challenges of the pandemic in 2021. Even the continuing horror of war in Europe failed to affect the event, in fact, only serving to intensify the joy, the magic and the music that Eurovision brings to the world every year.

Theatres Trust launches Conference 22: Theatres Fit for the Future

17/06/2022 - Event News

UK – Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for UK theatres, has announced details of its 2022 conference, Theatres Fit for the Future, to be held on Tuesday 11th October at Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith in London. Theatres Fit for the Future will explore what the new post-Covid ‘normal’ looks like and what this means for the way theatres are designed, adapted and operated.

Conference 22 will bring together a mix of inspiring speakers and case studies, alongside opportunities for discussion and sharing of best practice.

K3 Giddy Up & Go with Astera

17/06/2022 - Production News

Benelux – Currently on a 2022 theatre tour through Belgium and the Netherlands, “Giddy Up & Go” is the foot-tappingly catchy third song of the set, and it features 15 Astera Titan Tubes which are used highly effectively as illuminated props in a skilful collaboration between the tour’s lighting designer, Jeroen Opsteyn of Painting with Light (PWL), choreographer Tommy Gryson, the three K3 girls and 12 dancers.

DiGiCo’s latest Quantum becomes the centrepiece for largest church in Ireland

17/06/2022 - Project News

Ireland – Three years in construction, the new Romanian Pentecostal Betania Church in Dublin is remarkable not just because it is now ranked the largest church in Ireland, but because the building was funded and primarily built by volunteers in the Church’s community. Accommodating 1,500 worshippers in its main sanctuary, as well as a thriving online following, the ambitious design required an equally impressive sound system, resulting in the installation of the latest technology from DiGiCo’s recently launched compact, Quantum 225 digital mixing console.

disguise unleashes vx 4+, setting new records for content at scale

17/06/2022 - Equipment News

Visual storytelling technology platform, disguise, unleashes a new era of infinitely scaleable, immersive entertainment with the release of its new flagship media server: the vx 4+. Purpose-built for the world’s largest and most technically demanding productions, installations and shows, the vx 4+ is designed to ensure maximum content quality and playback performance, enabling productions to push boundaries and captivate audiences like never before.

ADECIA brings superior, one-touch meeting sound to The Openwork Partnership

17/06/2022 - Project News

UK – Four Yamaha ADECIA intelligent audio solutions have been installed at the offices of The Openwork Partnership in Swindon, helping the staff at this major financial advice company to enjoy all the benefits of the most flexible, hybrid working.

ChamSys and StageMix Look Forward to Bright Future in India

16/06/2022 - Business News

India – PALM expo was an exciting event for ChamSys, not only due to the enthusiastic reception its award-winning line of lighting consoles received, but also because the May show marked a new chapter for the company in India, as it worked the show with its recently appointed dealer, StageMix.

Prism Sound’s Titan Interface Impresses the Realest Puppet In The Game

16/06/2022 - Project News

USA – Prism Sound’s multi-channel Titan Audio Interface now has pride of place in the studio of Reid Stefan, the US-based producer, composer and educator who is otherwise known as The Realest Puppet In The Game.

Ayrton Dominos Don’t Give John Mayer Anything to Cry About on his Sob Rock Tour 2022

16/06/2022 - Production News

USA – Lighting designer and director Ethan Weber chose a large complement of versatile Ayrton Domino luminaires for Grammy Award-winner John Mayer’s Sob Rock Tour 2022 in support of his eighth studio album of the same name. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting fixtures in North America.

In Las Vegas’ Entertainment Universe, L-Acoustics L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound Technology Gives the New Resorts World Theatre a Clear Advantage

16/06/2022 - Project News

USA – The recent opening of the 5,000-capacity Resorts World Theatre, operated by Concerts West / AEG Presents, has already hosted residencies by Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, making the Strip’s newest integrated resort a go-to location for music. Furthermore, what sets it apart from all the other concert venues in Las Vegas’s entertainment mecca (and, arguably, the world) is its sound. Resorts World Theatre is home to the first fixed install of L-Acoustics L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology in Las Vegas. More than 200 loudspeakers comprise an immersive aural environment that stands out on the Las Vegas Strip, and as everyone knows, Vegas has seen – and heard – a lot.

Virtual Riot at Hollywood Palladium with Elation Lighting

15/06/2022 - Production News

USA – German dubstep artist Virtual Riot brought his “Simulation Album Tour” to the Hollywood Palladium on 22 April and electrified the sold-out crowd with his edgy brand of EDM supported by lighting effects from Elation Professional. Dallas Gasper from Paradox Productions and Design designed the rig with lighting director Lorcan Clarke on hand to run the show. Lighting gear was supplied by 4Wall with SFX/lasers provided by Owl Vision.

Yamaha Launches VXH Series Pendant Speakers for Commercial Installations

15/06/2022 - Equipment News

Yamaha’s new VXH series combines high quality music reproduction with exceptional design, bringing enhanced audio to a wide range of commercial spaces where pendant speakers are the preferred solution.

Chauvet Professional WELL STYX Sets Stage for NBA Floating Court in Sydney Harbour

15/06/2022 - Production News

Australia – At least 450 million people a day play basketball, according to the FIBA, the sport’s international association, but it’s doubtful that any of them got to do so on a court as unique as the one Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios and other high-profile guests shot hoops in this May, as they drained three-pointers and made layups the middle of Sydney Harbour.

Claypaky Tambora Linear: a versatile new hybrid LED bar allowing you to paint stunning space-age pixel art effects

15/06/2022 - Equipment News

Following on from its successful range of LED bars introduced last year, Claypaky has now expanded the Tambora family further and introduces Tambora Linear, an advanced line of static LED Pixel mapping bars designed for versatile lighting effects and artistic set decoration.

Commando Training Centre upgrades with ETC ArcSystem

15/06/2022 - Project News

UK – The Falklands Hall primary presentation auditorium at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM) required an urgent replacement for their original tungsten lights and ETC ArcSystem was chosen to upgrade the space. The tungsten lights had come to the end of production and spare parts and bulbs were unavailable which led to a health and safety issue as they fell below the legal level required. ETC dealer, Stage Electrics, selected ArcSystem fixtures and drivers to transform the space with LED.

zactrack Solution for Kan Yama Kan

15/06/2022 - Production News

Saudi Arabia – The global premiere of spectacular theatre and dance show “Kan Yama Kan” was staged in the Global Theatre at Riyadh’s BLVD RUH City entertainment complex, delivered by an award-winning West End and Broadway creative team, with lighting designed by Natasha Chivers, direction and choreography by Will Tuckett and auditorium, set and video design by 59 Productions, which was also technical co-ordinator for producers, Wonderjunkie and Anthology.

Ayrton IP65-rated fixtures chosen for EXPO 2020 Dubai

15/06/2022 - Production News

UAE – Lighting designer and founding partner of Woodroffe Bassett Designs, Adam Bassett, specified a wealth of IP65-rated Ayrton fixtures for the entertainment lighting rig for EXPO 2020 Dubai’s central venue, the Al Wasl dome. The rig included 182 Ayrton Perseo S profiles, 116 Ayrton Domino S profiles and 16 Ayrton Huracán LT long throw profiles.

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

15/06/2022 - Production News

UK - The weekend of 4th June marked a momentous occasion in British history as the nation celebrated The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. Creative Technology (CT) was honoured to have provided technical delivery of the stunning Buckingham Palace projection and main stage LED screens for the BBC’s Platinum Party at the Palace celebration.

ADI will install Europe’s largest LED ceiling as part of a huge digital transformation project at Manchester’s iconic Printworks venue

15/06/2022 - Project News

UK – The multi-million-pound project will see ADI install, create content for, and operate a giant multimedia creative platform that spans the entire ceiling inside of Printworks. The project is part of a massive £16 million refurbishment taking place at the city centre entertainment complex throughout 2022, which will make the venue more welcoming during both day and night. The huge, multi-faceted media platform will provide its diverse range of day to night audiences with unique and immersive experiences that harness mixed-reality applications, show-stopping creative and live gamification.

Vari-Lite VL2600 WASH brings Camera Clarity to Gary Numan’s ‘Intruder’ Tour

14/06/2022 - Production News

Europe & USA – Gary Numan took to the road in April 2022 with a moody and ethereal lighting design created by award winning LA-based designer Dustin Snyder. An essential objective of the design was to ensure that the fans could clearly see Numan and his band’s expressive faces from all parts of the room and also on camera. For that reason, Snyder sought out the precise framing capability and familiar CMY colour palette of the VL2600 WASH from Vari-Lite, a Signify company.

Technology that Powers Vivid Sydney Reveals Soul of the City

14/06/2022 - Production News

Australia – After a three-year hiatus, the results of the hard work from the TDC crew of project managers, creative technologists, designers and engineers working behind-the-scenes at Vivid Sydney are now live.

Norwegian Theatre Invests in Esprits

14/06/2022 - Project News

Norway – Det Norske Teatret (the Norwegian Theatre) in Oslo houses three stages in its main building in vibey downtown Oslo, plus one more in another venue in the city run by the same team, all of which work on a busy repertory schedule. Together at least 25 original and cutting-edge productions are created annually, in the Norwegian language of Nynorsk, and some guest works are hosted.

JBL VTX A8 gives new £48m Swansea Arena punch and flexibility

14/06/2022 - Project News

UK – Costing £48m to develop, the new 3,500-capacity Swansea Arena forms a central part of the new £135m Copr Bay regeneration programme in the Welsh city, the crowning jewel within a 1.1-acre coastal park.

A great night out guaranteed: L-Acoustics K3 delivers phenomenal beats at The Lofts

14/06/2022 - Project News

UK – Located in the heart of Newcastle’s buzzing city centre, The Lofts, which opened in August last year, has already earned a reputation for being a new ‘super club,’ welcoming high-profile artists and delivering some of the liveliest nights out in the city. The 1,500-capacity venue was co-founded by directors Rob Seaman, John Dance and Marty Smith, whose extensive nightlife experiences in the Balearics and beyond drive the ethic at The Lofts. And that ethic extends to the L-Acoustics K3, which is a key part of the overall experience, designed and installed by Adlib to deliver excellent coverage and crystal-clear audio throughout the venue.

PMC Provides Lost Tracks for Elton John’s ‘Madman Across the Water’ 50th Anniversary Release

14/06/2022 - Production News

UK – PMC’s founder and chairman, Peter Thomas, has come to the rescue with seven long-lost demo tracks for the 50th anniversary release of Elton John’s 1971 album “Madman Across The Water”, enabling a collector’s dream of a full album of demos to be assembled for the first time.

Audient: “the talking point among staff and students” at TUS

14/06/2022 - Project News

Ireland – The Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (TUS) in Ireland has installed 40 Audient iD4 (MKII) audio interfaces across its suite of production labs on the TUS Moylish campus. Used by students of BSc (Hons) Music Production & Technology and BSc (Hons) Creative Broadcast & Film Production, the compact audio interfaces are integral to both in classes. According to the co-programme leader of the Music Technology course, Michael Gavin: “The iD4s are central to workflow in these spaces.”

3G Productions LLC grows lighting inventory with large Elation lighting package

14/06/2022 - Production News

USA – Full-service production company 3G Productions LLC (3G) has bolstered its growing inventory of entertainment lighting with a large investment in Elation lighting fixtures. The purchase, some 230 fixtures in total, includes Smarty Hybrid and Rayzor 760 moving heads, along with Cuepix Blinder WW2s.

Hippotizer Boreal+ MK2 drives majestic visuals for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert

13/06/2022 - Production News

UK – The eyes of the world were on the incredible Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert in June, to witness a host of big-name singers perform on a specially created stage in front of Buckingham Palace. As the Royal Family, politicians, dignitaries and the public looked on, a show fit for a queen unfolded, backed by LED screen content driven by Hippotizer Boreal+ MK2 media servers.

Chauvet Professional and 4Wall Entertainment Help AVOS Agency Sets Stage for Allstar World Championship

13/06/2022 - Production News

USA – Over 16,000 athletes representing 800 teams from 40 countries participated in the 2022 Allstar World Championship this spring. Regardless of where they finished in the final standings, all of them felt like champions when they entered the competition.

Proteus Excalibur creates elegant finale look at Expo 2020 Dubai Closing Ceremony

13/06/2022 - Production News

UAE – Lighting designers Travis Hagenbuch and Bob Dickinson lit the Expo 2020 Dubai Closing Ceremony and turned to Elation Professional’s powerful Proteus Excalibur beam moving head to create a spectacular finale look that brought to a touching close the six-month Expo journey.

Stage Lighting Services invests in Robe ESPRITES

10/06/2022 - Production News

UK – Cardiff-based rental and technical production specialist Stage Lighting Services have added to its existing all-Robe moving light inventory with a new investment in Robe ESPRITES which join the rental fleet.

Holywings Group raises the level with Funktion-One sound systems

10/06/2022 - Project News

Indonesia – Indonesian lifestyle and entertainment brand, Holywings, has partnered with PT. Electro Audio Engineering to bring Funktion-One sound to its latest venues. The group, which has over 30 café, bar and club venues across the country, has set its sights on growing to 100 outlets and is in the process of creating Asia’s largest beach club.

Patrick Sollitt Relies on ChamSys MagicQ MQ70 to Keep Pace with Chris Norman Tour

09/06/2022 - Production News

Germany – Patrick Sollitt first got his hands on a ChamSys console in 2007. It’s been a love-fest ever since, especially when, a decade later, he began using the MagicQ MQ500 Stadium. “It’s everything you could ever want in terms of power, show control, flexibility and user-friendliness,” he said of the console. “If I could, I would take it everywhere.”

4Wall Europe makes strong investment in Elation Artiste

09/06/2022 - Production News

UK – Leading full-service video and lighting company 4Wall has extended its stock of Elation Artiste series LED moving heads into Europe with purchase of the Artiste Monet Profile, Artiste Mondrian Profile FX and Artiste Rembrandt Wash luminaires. Following on from 4Wall’s positive acquisition of Artiste series fixtures in the US earlier this year, and in the wake of a series of favourable product demos at the 4Wall facility in Blackburn this spring, 4Wall Europe has acquired a significant quantity of Artiste series units.

Brompton Technology releases Tessera v3.4 software with yet more industry-leading features

09/06/2022 - Equipment News

It has been a fantastic few weeks for Brompton Technology, as the company has claimed three different awards, celebrating its position as the industry-leader for LED-on-camera applications.

Polish OB van specialists 4vision receive BroaMan Best Distributor award

09/06/2022 - Event News

Poland – Poland-based OB studio specialists, 4vision, has been nominated by BroaMan as recipient of this year’s Best Distributor award.

Robe for Volbriöö Event in Estonia

09/06/2022 - Production News

Estonia – The final evening concert of the 2022 Volbriöö event in Estonia’s vibrant and picturesque second city of Tartu took place on the Kaarsild (Arch) Bridge, an elegant pedestrian link that connects the centre of town with the Ülejõe District, traversing the Emajõgi River.

Robert Juliat Arthur followspots for The Lowry, Salford, Manchester

09/06/2022 - Project News

UK – Stage Electrics recently installed a pair of Robert Juliat Arthur 800W LED followspots at The Lowry, Salford Manchester. The Arthur 5°-15° followspots were supplied to Stage Electrics by Ambersphere Solutions, Robert Juliat’s exclusive UK distributor.

Showlight 2023 – Showlight to exhibit at ABTT – stand E32

09/06/2022 - Event News

UK – Showlight is only a year away and we are getting excited already!

Audient Console Installed at Brand New East London Production House

09/06/2022 - Project News

UK – Newly formed music production house and music mixing service, Offbeat Crew has installed an ASP8024-HE at its Ilford headquarters. The brainchild of producer, Charles McGougan (Lee Perry, Dennis Bovell, Zion Train, Dreadzone, Redseal) and engineer/mixer Trevor Lancaster-Smith (Beth Orton, Dru Hill, Mica Paris, Sugababes, Faith Evans), the outfit comes under the banner of a forthcoming label, Offbeat Records, which is being developed as a vehicle for some of its in-house productions.

B&R Medientechnik Provide Complete DiGiCo Package for Popular German TV Show

09/06/2022 - Production News

Germany – The Giovanni Zarrella Show is a quarterly highlight on ZDF, Germany’s second TV station, featuring Schlager (a style of European popular music) with established stars from pop and classical plus promising newcomers performing new arrangements, previously unreleased duets and exclusive live performances. DiGiCo SD consoles are at the heart of the audio system.

Ingenious Solution for Column of Fire Production

08/06/2022 - Production News

Denmark – Copenhagen’s Bellevue Theatre asked lighting designer Mark P Jones to create a practical and versatile lighting scheme to facilitate their recent touring version of “A Column of Fire”, a musical production based on Ken Follet’s gripping work encapsulating politics, passion, religious divisions and other 16th-century melodrama of the moment. It was initially staged at the theatre in 2019, directed by Mads M Nielsen with set designed by Benjamin la Cour and lit by Mikael Sylvest.

Línea Estratégica Reflects Dynamism Of Karol G’s Bichota Show with Chauvet Professional Color Strike M

08/06/2022 - Production News

Colombia – Latin Grammy winner Karol G fearlessly blends a mix of genres in her rhythmic sound, treating fans to generous helpings of reggaeton, trap, sertaneja and a host of other influences. However, there is one common denominator that runs through all of the Medellín born singer’s songs, regardless of the source they spring from: passion!

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore, Invests in grandMA3

08/06/2022 - Project News

Singapore – Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore’s national performing arts centre and one of the world’s busiest arts centres, has invested in 12 new MA Lighting grandMA3 consoles.

One Big Star Reflects Many Facets of Move It with Help from Chauvet Professional

08/06/2022 - Production News

UK – Dance is a uniquely human activity according to the biologists and naturalists who study such things. The “hidden language of the soul,” as Martha Graham described it, is also as unique and special as humans themselves.

Astera Launches New HydraPanel Product

08/06/2022 - Equipment News

Astera launches its latest ingenious and innovative wireless LED lighting product – the HydraPanel – which features the company’s award-winning Titan LED engine.

The Design Oasis Adds Flare to Nursecon Cruise with Chauvet Professional Color Strike M

08/06/2022 - Production News

USA – Abbas Ritscher just couldn’t wait. The first shipment of the Chauvet Professional Color Strike M fixtures arrived at The Design Oasis right as he was about to head out to sea as the production manager of the 2022 Nursecon cruise. He was so eager to try the new IP65 rated motorised strobe/wash that he decided on the spot to add two units to the rig that he and lighting designer Joe Donnelly put together for the Royal Caribbean pool side party stage.

Brit Row Marks Ten Years with Simple Minds on the 40 Years of Hits Tour

08/06/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – Britannia Row Productions is providing equipment and personnel for Scottish rock royalty Simple Minds as they play an extensive world tour consisting of over 80 shows across more than 18 countries.

Ayrton Domino and Bora Fixtures Light Up New “Dolphins in Depth” Show at Georgia Aquarium

01/06/2022 - Project News

USA – Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta has installed 40 Ayrton Domino-S IP65-rated profile LED fixtures, ten Ayrton Bora-S beam/wash lights and grandMA3 lighting control in Phase 1 of the revamp of the dolphin venue created a dozen years ago. The equipment was obtained from and installed by Barbizon Lighting, Atlanta; both brands are exclusively distributed in North America by ACT Entertainment.

Audient releases next generation iD44 (MKII) “Console sound on your desktop”

01/06/2022 - Equipment News

Bringing its most powerful desktop audio interface, iD44 into line with recent product upgrades, Audient raises the stakes once again with the launch of iD44 (MKII).

Country in the Burg Creates Excitement and Intimacy with Chauvet Professional

01/06/2022 - Production News

USA – Once, when asked how he felt about touring, Billy Currington proclaimed: “I want to go everywhere.” Recently, the multi-platinum star got to go 600-miles due north of Nashville to a small town outside Milwaukee to join fellow CMT Award winner, Kip Moore and other country stars for County in the Burg.

Black Music Honors Returns to a Live Studio Audience with Bandit Lites Lighting System

01/06/2022 - Production News

USA – Bandit Lites provided the lights for the 7th Annual Black Music Honors. Held by Central City Productions at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, the glamorous two-hour event celebrated artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music. The televised special is set to air in national broadcast syndication Saturday, 4 June to Sunday 3 July and on Bounce TV on Saturday, 25 June.

ROE Visual Launches Carbon MarkII LED Panel Delivering Ultra-Light Outdoor Display Solutions

01/06/2022 - Equipment News

The launch of the Carbon MarkII series supplies a new lightweight LED solution for the outdoor rental market, offering a thin yet solid structure. The LED platform provides a streamlined installation with integrated frames and universal LED modules and masks. Carbon MarkII is ideal for building large LED walls and ceilings for outdoor concerts or events.

ETC lighting technology impresses in Columbia's Mulehouse

01/06/2022 - Project News

USA – The Mulehouse in Columbia, Tennessee sets a new standard for live and streaming events; this multi-function venue brings together many different aspects of making and listening to music, from workshops, to exhibitions, to multi-media interviews and, of course, live shows. The venue, which can accommodate more than 500 spectators, meets all the requirements for high-quality streaming. The lighting package from ETC ensures balanced lighting in the architecturally impressive venue, using over 50 spotlights from the ColorSource family, a HedgeHog console, and an ETCNet streaming network.

Creative Technology invests in first DiGiCo Quantum338 in Middle East

01/06/2022 - Production News

UAE – Creative Technology (CT) has recently increased its audio investment in DiGiCo’s state-of-the-art mixing consoles and becomes the first company in the Middle East to stock the new Quantum338, which has been added to its current extensive stock of audio equipment.

Eat to the Beat regains Favourite Catering Company accolade at TPi Awards 2022

01/06/2022 - Event News

UK – The great and the good of the live production industry gathered on Monday 23rd May for the long-awaited return of the TPi Awards 2022. Back at London’s Battersea Evolution, over 1,200 people attended the event that saw 30 awards presented on the night. Amongst them was the accolade of Favourite Catering Company which was presented to Eat to the Beat, the artist and crew catering division of Global Infusion Group.

Repurposed U2 ‘claw’ at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium under Obsidian NX4 control

01/06/2022 - Project News

USA – If you think the Ecosystem Exploration Craft & Observatory (EECO) at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, Utah looks familiar, you have good reason to think so. For those who saw or worked on U2’s 360° tour back in 2009-2011, recognition of the famed claw stage is instant.

Powersoft showcases Dynamic Music Distribution and mover at InfoComm 2022

01/06/2022 - Event News

USA – Off the back of a very successful ISE, Powersoft will be showcasing the capabilities of Dynamic Music Distribution and its haptic feedback technology Mover, bringing audio and motion together at this year’s InfoComm 2022 (Las Vegas Convention Center, 8-10th June).

NEXT Truss Acquires Interal T.C.

01/06/2022 - Business News

The Netherlands – NEXT Truss from Leeuwarden is acquiring Dutch truss manufacturer Interal T.C., based in Venray, with immediate effect. Since it was first set up in late 2019, NEXT Truss has been on a growth trajectory, with the goal of becoming a global player within 5 years and establishing a leading market position in the events industry. All Interal T.C. employees will remain on board in the new organisation.

Calvary Chapel High Desert Undergoes Major Upgrade with Two Avantis Consoles

01/06/2022 - Project News

USA – When Calvary Chapel of the High Desert in Hesperia, CA was looking to upgrade its entire PA system, they contacted E2i Design, a total solutions provider that specialises in full-service house of worship technology and installation.

L-Acoustics K2 Brings Sizzling Sound to New Yaamava’ Theater

01/06/2022 - Project News

USA – In April, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino, owned by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, opened its new 2,600-seat entertainment venue, the Yaamava’ Theater, topping off the property’s four-year, $760 million expansion. Meaning “spring” in Serrano, the Band’s native language, Yaamava’ is located in the L.A. exurb of Highland, an area already loaded with entertainment options. With that in mind, the band sought to distinguish its new theatre (part of one of the largest casino properties on the west coast with eight restaurants and eight bars, plus an on site hotel opened last December) from the competition.

Hans Zimmer European Tour pioneers a new approach to concert tours powered by disguise

01/06/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – When internationally-renowned composer Hans Zimmer was looking to create the visual elements of his world tour, it was clear that the production required a brand new approach. Zimmer called upon award-winning theatrical projection designer Peter Nigrini to create something unique for the tour, and asked events specialists Pixway to help them bring it to life with disguise-powered technology.

Tongyeong Juklim church celebrates with KV2

01/06/2022 - Project News

South Korea – Tongyeong is a bustling port city of 140,000 located at the southern edge of the Goseong peninsula in South Korea. Famous for its beautiful marine surroundings, its many islands and waterways, its lively port town atmosphere and its famous seafood, the city is surrounded on three sides by the sea. Tongyeong is also a designated UNESCO City of Music, known for its International Music Festival which is considered one of the most influential and respected contemporary music festivals in Asia. As a city where the ancient and the modern collide, there is a thriving church tradition that embraces both ends of the spectrum. Seoul-based pro audio specialists and KV2 distributor, DaonSD, were recently tasked with designing an audio system for the new build Tongyeong Juklim church. Naturally, they opted for a front-to-back KV2 system.

Prestigious Martin Audio solution for 4,400-seat Christ Temple East

01/06/2022 - Project News

Ghana – A new 4,400-seat, three-storey church in the Ghanaian capital of Accra has been equipped with Martin Audio’s new state-of-the-art Wavefront Precision line array system.