News Archive for July 2022

City Theatrical Launches QolorFLEX 5-in-1 HiQ High CRI LED Tape

29/07/2022 - Equipment News

City Theatrical is expanding its line of QolorFLEX LED Tape and Accessories with a new QolorFLEX 5-in-1 HiQ High CRI LED Tape, which brings its best-selling QolorFLEX 5-in-1 and HiQ High CRI LED Tape for film and video technologies together in a single LED Tape. QolorFLEX 5-in-1 HiQ High CRI LED Tape is an interior grade 5-in-1 24V LED Tape with a colour rendering index (CRI) of 95 and is 25% brighter than other 5-in-1 LED tapes, making it an ideal high CRI LED tape for the camera needs of film and video projects, while providing lighting professionals with ultimate colour control.

Christie HS Series lights up the stage of The Masked Singer Vietnam with astounding visuals

29/07/2022 - Production News

Vietnam – Christie HS Series 1DLP laser projectors are lighting up the grand stage of reality music and costume art show The Masked Singer Vietnam with astounding visuals that complemented the performances and costumes of vocalists whose identities are concealed.

Big Presence at 2022 Balaton Sound Festival

29/07/2022 - Production News

Hungary – The infectious beats of EDM music fused with the vibrance of festival culture returned to the picturesque shores of Lake Balaton at Zamárdi in Hungary (AKA The Hungarian Sea) with the 2022 Balaton Sound event which was completely sold out. An impressive line-up included Martin Garrix, Alesso, Marshmello, Sven Väth and many more talented international artists performing across multiple stages.

Maverick Storm from Chauvet Professional Takes IP65 Moving Heads to Next Level

29/07/2022 - Equipment News

There are “more storms on the horizon” at Chauvet Professional, and that’s good news for anyone interested in lighting shows and events. In keeping with its commitment to offering all-weather solutions, the company has announced a new generation of IP65 rated moving heads: the Maverick Storm 2 BeamWash, Maverick Storm 4 Profile and Maverick Storm 2 Profile. Maverick Storm 2 BeamWash is the first available, and its intensely bright and extreme versatility makes it powerful enough to excel at even the largest stadium and amphitheatre applications.

Showtec and Infinity Light Up ParkCity Live

29/07/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – Heerlen in the Netherlands was the place to be for the tenth edition of ParkCity Live on 16th and 17th July 2022. Headliners on the main stage on Saturday night were BLØF and Limburg legends Rowwen Héze, while Sunday night ended with performances from Danny Vera, Anouk and renowned Dutch DJ duo Lucas & Steve. The main stage looked fantastic thanks to lighting provided by Ampco Flashlight Group, while spectacular lighting effects for the tented dance area were provided by SLF Group.

KLANG:konductor Gives Monitor Engineer César Benítez Plenty of Options for Ricky Martin on Stage

28/07/2022 - Production News

USA – Last year, César Benítez Seilhamer became a fan of KLANG’s unique approach to immersive in-ear monitor mixing on a co-headlining tour with Latino superstars Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias, using a DMI-KLANG card mounted into one of the slots on the back panel of his DiGiCo Quantum5 console. And the shows keep getting bigger; Martin is doing a series of one-off orchestral dates this year, including two recent nights at the Hollywood Bowl with the 100-plus-member Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in July but Benítez has a new way to keep up with that, as well as giving the artists and musicians the most effective sonic environments possible on stage. His solution is the new KLANG:konductor, the most powerful and versatile immersive in-ear mixing processor ever. Able to deliver 16 immersive mixes and process 128 input signals at up to 96kHz at an astonishing internal latency of less than 0.25ms, the KLANG:konductor gives Benítez the tools and power he needs now and in the future.

Hippotizer Tierra+ MK2 feeds kaleidoscope of visuals for Electric Forest festival

28/07/2022 - Production News

USA – Michigan’s much-anticipated Electric Forest Festival returned for 2022 with an expertly curated line-up of EDM stars, jam bands, dubstep heroes and multiple other genres. On the Sherwood Court stage, a massive 7056 x 2864 canvas of LED screens made up of 180m2 of Roe MC7 and 150m2 of YesTech MG7 featured mind-blowing visuals created by Observatory and powered by Hippotizer Tierra+ MK2 media servers.

Gil Perron and Guy Laflamme Set Tone For Il Volo Theatre Show with Chauvet Professional

28/07/2022 - Production News

Canada – Few things in life are “all one way,” believes Gil Perron. Usually, one must take the pros with the cons. So, while lighting a musical performance in an actual theatre with a fly system has its advantages, it also brings some distinct challenges with it.

Shure’s Axient Digital Wireless System first choice for Patchwork London on NME's "Best Live Act 2022”

28/07/2022 - Production News

UK – Shure, a leading manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics, supports Patchwork London on NME Best Live Act 2022 winner Rina Sawayama.

Elation Smarty Hybrid main mover for sold-out Deorro shows at Hollywood Palladium

28/07/2022 - Production News

USA – DJ Deorro played two shows at the Hollywood Palladium in early July and electrified the sold-out crowds using a lighting rig that included Elation’s multi-functional Smarty Hybrid CMY colour mixing moving head as the main moving effect light. The atmosphere at the 4,000-capacity venue both nights was raging, reflecting the EDM communities excitement to be back live, as well as the hype around the artist’s new album 'Orro,' which was released just days before.

L-ISA Immersive Sound Brings Clarity to the Singapore Chinese Orchestra Opener at Singapore International Festival of the Arts

27/07/2022 - Production News

Singapore – This summer, the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) returned to the Southeast Asian city island for the first time in two years. Titled The Anatomy of Performance – Ritual, the event featured over 70 performances staged at seven unique sites and venues, all designed by creative designers in various performance art disciplines. Opening the festival with a performance in a defunct power station, SIFA presented the Singapore Chinese Orchestra in L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound provided by J5 Productions.

Bandit Lites Invests Big in Khamsins

27/07/2022 - Production News

USA – In late 2021 Bandit Lites made a purchase of several hundred Ayrton Khamsin S fixtures with no real work planned from them; however, the Ayrton name, the high quality of service from the team at ACT and a great relationship with Ben Saltzman made this a low-risk opportunity. As it played out, every Khamsin, as they arrived, went straight on the road.

Texas Rock Band ‘Nothing More’ Tours with Paired dLive System

27/07/2022 - Production News

USA - Veteran audio engineers Ross Landis and Andrew Crow had the opportunity to demo an Allen & Heath dLive system earlier this year, and they both fell in love with the open format. “You can do basically anything, and set it up how you want,” recalled Landis. When it came time to tour with Grammy-nominated rock group Nothing More, the pair opted to each bring along a dLive S5000 surface, one at front of house, and one for monitors.

Drum Theatre at Theatre Royal Plymouth is latest Reference for EM Acoustics

27/07/2022 - Project News

UK – The Drum theatre is a flexible performance studio venue, forming a highly successful part of the Theatre Royal Plymouth (TRP) complex. A bijou 159-capacity space, it hosts an eclectic mix of house productions and also receives shows from established smaller scale touring theatre companies. The venue has recently undergone a full refurbishment including a premium sound system from EM Acoustics based on their flagship Reference Series loudspeakers.

L-Acoustics K, A and X Series Cover all Kinds of Content at Scène de Bayssan

27/07/2022 - Project News

France – Opened in spring 2021, the Scène de Bayssan sits on a site near Béziers in south-west France which has a rich history going back 5,000 years over successive Greek, Roman and Gallic societies. More recently, the area hosted a circus, a fact that’s reflected in the Scène’s architecture. The new theatre complex features three spaces: the open-air Claude Nougaro amphitheatre which can accommodate 965 people seated or 1,462 standing, the 432-seated / 1,350 standing Michel Galabru theatre, and a small structure that houses reception facilities. Offering a varied programme of performing art, art exhibits and cultural events, Scène de Bayssan required an ultimately versatile sound system that could handily address the varied program. The team chose L-Acoustics K, A and X Series, supplied by L-Acoustics partner, Du Show, to deliver both consistent audience coverage and tonal balance.

Vari-Lite VL5LED WASH Brings Rich Retro Style to Mountview’s Production of Carrie: The Musical

26/07/2022 - Production News

UK – When Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts decided to bring a bold new actor-musician interpretation to the Royal Shakespeare Company’s musical adaption of the Stephen King classic Carrie, it was Mountview’s former head of lighting training, Louisa Smurthwaite, who worked with the students to create the visceral, yet retro lighting design. Keen to introduce fixtures that bought an era-reflecting feel to the classic story, yet still introduce the students to the latest lighting technology, Smurthwaite specified the VL5LED WASH luminaires by Vari-Lite, the originator of the modern moving head and a Signify entertainment lighting brand.

It’s Game On for Genelec at Supercell HQ

26/07/2022 - Project News

Finland – From its much-loved Clash of Clans to the family favourite Hay Day and more recent releases such as Boom Beach and Brawl Stars, Supercell has become one of the most successful and profitable mobile gaming companies in the world. Now, Supercell has finally moved into its first custom-built offices in Helsinki, an impressive building named Wood City that has been designed from the ground up to represent the company culture and to encourage well-being and productivity. Nearly 500 Genelec loudspeakers have been integrated across the building, including some 300 Smart IP networked models.

DiGiCo Quantum338 Pair Keeps Tash Sultana Grounded on North American Terra Firma Tour

26/07/2022 - Production News

USA – Australian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Tash Sultana is back out on tour for the first time in three years supporting their sophomore 2021 release, Terra Firma. Following an initial 15-date jaunt across Europe and the UK in March and April, Sultana has just now completed a 32-show North American trek, which kicked off on 10 June in Las Vegas and wrapped up on 24 July in southern California. For the run, Nashville-based Worley Sound supplied the tour with its FOH and monitor control packages, both of which were built upon DiGiCo Quantum338 consoles.

Astera launches New Website

26/07/2022 - Business News

Wireless LED lighting manufacturer Astera launches a vibrant new multi-lingual website optimised for all devices, action packed with product information, full of technical specs, news, useful tips and tricks, invaluable troubleshooting advice, plus a wealth of information about the company, its people, products and ethos.

BMFLs for New Cirque du Soleil Fuzion Show

26/07/2022 - Production News

Saudi Arabia – “Fuzion” is a sumptuous specially commissioned brand-new Cirque du Soleil production that was staged at the King Abdallah Sports City (KASC) stadium in Jeddah for the 2022 Jeddah Season Festival. The show is a tribute to the company’s innovative creative legacy and celebrates its most iconic acrobatic and theatrical performance achievements.

Ayrton Cobra takes to the water in Hannover for the 75 Years of Lower Saxony celebrations

26/07/2022 - Production News

Germany – Ayrton supplied producer and lighting designer Jens Hillenkötter with its very latest luminaire, the unique laser-sourced, IP65 rated Cobra, for the celebrations of 75 Years of Lower Saxony in Hannover.

Ayrton Ghibli S Goes Back to College

26/07/2022 - Project News

Singapore – The School of Design and Media, part of ITE College Central in Singapore, recently placed an order for Ayrton's Ghibli S fixtures as part of the lighting inventory for the Higher NITEC in Performance Production programme. The students use these fixtures on a regular basis as part of the course where they learn to rig and set up lighting, as well as practise programming on the console, all within the school's black box training facility.

BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend returns with RG Jones and MLA

26/07/2022 - Production News

UK – Martin Audio’s MLA system for the first time on the main stage of Radio 1’s Big Weekend that took place at Memorial Park, Coventry, with the popular music festival finally returning after the hiatus caused by Covid-19.

MAGNUM chooses Maximus as multi-role player for season two of Fan Controlled Football

26/07/2022 - Production News

USA – Elation Proteus Maximus LED moving heads and Cuepix 16 IP LED matrix panels provided field of play, broadcast and entertainment lighting for Fan Controlled Football’s season two at Pullman Yards in Atlanta. The historic setting provided a magnificent backdrop for a modern version of America’s most popular sport complete with multi-dimensional state-of-the-art lighting.

Out Board Appoints Phoenix Audio as distribution channel for mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

26/07/2022 - Business News

China – UK spatial audio pioneer, Out Board, has appointed Phoenix Audio Distribution as the new TiMax distributor for mainland China and Hong Kong including Macau and Taiwan. The company has strong links with the team at Out Board and the TiMax product range, already holding stock at its Guangzhou and Hong Kong offices, with plans to invest immediately into inventory for demonstration and support purposes at its offices in Beijing and Shanghai.

DiGiCo’s Quantum technology unites leading-edge audio network at new landmark Polish concert hall

25/07/2022 - Project News

Poland – Poland’s recently-constructed Cavatina Hall has been designed with a focus on vision over budget and the ambition of becoming a landmark centre on Europe’s cultural map. The six-storey, multi-functional venue provides commercial and entertainment facilities with over 9000 sq. m. of A class office space, a chamber music hall, cutting edge recording studio and the highlight of the construction, a 1,000-capacity concert hall. The hall is complete with state-of-the-art AV technology, integrated into a sophisticated and extensive digital and analogue audio network, streamlined and managed by Quantum 338 digital consoles from DiGiCo’s elite range.

Design and Installation Expertise plus Outline Loudspeakers Deliver Modern Audio Solution for London Church

25/07/2022 - Project News

UK – Consecrated in 1619 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Christ's Chapel of God's Gift is part of the Dulwich Estate in south-east London. It provides a place of worship for the schools supported by the Estate, the residents of the Dulwich Almshouse and the local area in addition to offering a range of community and volunteering activities. It has recently been equipped with a new audio system, designed by About Sound Ltd and installed by NoiseBoys Technologies Ltd, utilising products from Outline’s Architectural Series.

Ecom-Events Adds Big Lighting Touch to Coupe du Monde De Baby-Foot with Chauvet Professional

25/07/2022 - Production News

France – A table soccer playing field measures only about 120 centimetres long by 61 centimetres wide, but that doesn’t mean that a championship event in this sport can’t get the bold, broadcast-friendly looks of a 'real' football tournament. Ecom-Events demonstrated that in brilliant fashion recently at the Coupe du Monde De Baby-Foot (Table Soccer World Cup), with help from a collection of 74 projectors anchored by Chauvet Professional fixtures.

DiGiCo appoints RMS Proaudio as Portuguese distributor

25/07/2022 - Business News

Portugal – Expert in providing pro audio solutions to Southern Europe, RMS Proaudio has been working with DiGiCo as its Spanish distributor for almost two decades and have established DiGiCo as the go-to mixing solution for the Spanish market.

Britannia Row Productions Figure It Out for Royal Blood

25/07/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – English rock duo Royal Blood has called on Britannia Row Productions to provide audio support for their 2022 tour cycle, which started in Swansea in March, carried on through Europe, across the US, and straight into a packed festival season this summer.

Two New Starters at CTME

25/07/2022 - People News

UAE – Joshua Spencer has joined CTME as a crew operations manager. Joshua is proficient in managing multinational teams with a huge passion for live events. He is responsible for the management of the crew bookings where he utilises his extensive knowledge on management of people to ensure every event has the right calibre of people assigned. His ethos of promoting innovation and strategic planning is second to none. Josh was recently nominated for the 2022 TPMEA stage manager of the year award and with his in-depth experience has been instrumental in developing the growth of this division.

L-Acoustics K2 Rig Gets Boston’s New Roadrunner Up to Speed

22/07/2022 - Project News

USA – When Grammy Award-winning musician Billy Strings stepped onto Roadrunner’s stage for his sold-out show this past March, the brand new Boston facility officially became New England’s largest general admission venue. Although the 50,000-square-foot space at Allston-Brighton’s Boston Landing development was initially conceived as a Celtics training facility before the team decided to move across the street, The Bowery Presents (TBP) and AEG saw the available space as the ideal location for a 3,500-capacity live music venue that would put a premium on both the artist and audience experiences. To fully realise the sonic end of that mission, the venerable concert promoters once again tapped NYC-based integrator See Factor to supply the room with an L-Acoustics K2 loudspeaker system.

Robe Enjoys Glorious Glastonbury 2022 with Arcadia, The Park & BBC Introducing

22/07/2022 - Production News

UK – The legendary Glastonbury Festival (Glasto) – one of the largest and most popular celebrations of contemporary music, art, and culture – returned with its glorious 50th anniversary edition offering a diverse and spectacular array of wow-factors and creative craziness across multiple stages in the green and undulating fields of Pilton Farm in Somerset. This followed two “enforced fallow years” due to the pandemic.

Maarten de Man of mdm productions Lights Tourist LeMC with Help from Chauvet Professional

22/07/2022 - Production News

Belgium – The letter “T” comes to us from the ancient Greeks, who modified the Phoenician letter “taw” by putting together two perpendicular lines, the vertical meeting the horizontal precisely at its midpoint. In the centuries since, the familiar letter has gone on to become one of the most commonly used consonants in western languages. It’s also one of the most reassuring, projecting an image of balance, strength and stability, not to mention geometric perfection.

Quartet of dLive and Avantis systems power Canta Comigo 2022

22/07/2022 - Production News

Brazil – Now in its fourth season, Brazilian reality TV show Canta Comigo sees up and coming singers face off in front of ‘The 100’, a judging panel of 100 music experts and performers from across the country, with a prize of R$300,000 at stake.

Saturday Showdown for grandMA3

22/07/2022 - Production News

South Africa – Lighting designer Ryan Lombard decided that South Africa’s newest DSTV games show “The Saturday Showdown” was prime time for him to make the switch to an all grandMA3 – hardware and software – solution to run lighting and video graphical content.

Nightscape, together with disguise, redefines multi-sensory immersive experiences

22/07/2022 - Project News

USA – Nightscape, an experiential production and creative services company, has launched its Nashville-based entertainment venue that promises to redefine how people interact with physical spaces. With three disguise vx 2 media servers and four rx II render nodes driving immersive, real-time video rendering and 360˚ projection mapping, Nightscape changes the perception of what's physically and digitally possible for all visitors entering the space.

Riviera Theatre’s Entertainment Tech Tradition Continues with Chauvet Professional

21/07/2022 - Project News

USA – Using technology to enrich entertainment is nothing new at the Riviera Theatre. At the time it opened in 1925, the 1,000-plus seat venue was outfitted with an early Mighty Wurlitzer “demonstrator,” meaning that the instrument’s manufacturer, would take potential customers there to show them how the powerful pipe organ could enhance the experience of watching a silent movie.

Claypaky Mythos 2 Fixtures Shine at High-Energy Alan Walker EDM Concert in Bengaluru, India

21/07/2022 - Production News

India – British-Norwegian DJ, YouTuber and record producer, Alan Walker returned to India for a four-city Sunburn Arena Tour last April that turned out legions of fans in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Gurgaon. His Bengaluru show featured 28 Claypaky Mythos 2 hybrid lights provided by Reynold’s Sound & Lighting Service where Felix Remedios is the director.

A Brilliant Decision for Robe

20/07/2022 - Production News

Poland – The Warsaw branch of Brill AV Media, a proactive, fast-growing company specialising in B2B events and conference productions as well as AV systems integration / installation, has invested in more Robe moving lights for its equipment inventory, with the purchase of LEDWash 600+s, Tetra2s and Pointes from Robe’s Polish distributor, Prolight.

NAMM Loudspeaker System Showcase Makes Full use of Allen & Heath Avantis

20/07/2022 - Event News

USA – This year’s NAMM show was back in full force, with a return to in-person exhibits and visitors from around the world. Those attending the Loudspeaker System Showcase had the opportunity to hear an Allen & Heath Avantis console at the centre of the arena rig, run by veteran audio engineer and co-host of Signal to Noise podcast Michael Lawrence. In collaboration with the producers of Live Sound International magazine, the showcase is a way for a wide range of loudspeaker manufacturers to provide a true side-by-side listening comparison in a controlled environment.

Milton de la Cruz and Chauvet Professional Create Lively Visuals for Ensalsate

20/07/2022 - Production News

Colombia – Often the most expressive forms of communication are those which transcend spoken language. This certainly rings true for Salsa, an art form that allows dance partners to communicate and tell stories through the medium of rhythm, movement, music and costume.

Waves Open Air Festival Exceeds Expectations with Alcons

20/07/2022 - Production News

Germany – Waves Open Air Festival 2022 in the water park Wedemark near Hannover celebrated the start of the festival season with the support of Alcons pro-ribbon sound systems to treat the large audience of over 3,000 visitors to a unique sound experience.

Claypaky Xtylos and ReflectXion Help Lighting Designer Jon Eddy Give a Standout Look to Deftones North American Tour

20/07/2022 - Production News

USA – Deftones, the American alternative metal band, has wrapped up the North American leg of their OHMS tour, delivering a show that fans felt was worth waiting for. Lighting, production and set designer Jon Eddy used Claypaky RGB laser source Xtylos tight beam and Claypaky ReflectXion next-generation compact moving mirror to give a unique look to the show.

Brompton Technology secures £5.1m investment from Connection Capital to capitalise on growth opportunities

19/07/2022 - Business News

UK – Brompton Technology, a global market leader in processing solutions for LED video walls used in live events and virtual production for film and television, has secured a growth capital investment from specialist private client alternative investments business, Connection Capital.

Robe Intrudes on Gary Numan Tour

19/07/2022 - Production News

UK – Electronic music pioneer and innovator Gary Numan is on the road again showcasing his acclaimed, apocalyptic and highly topical climate crisis highlighting studio album Intruder – his 19th – combined with some greats from his impressive back catalogue. The UK leg of the tour featured a show-stopping performance at Wembley Arena in London for which lighting designer Dustin Snyder used large quantities of Robe MegaPointes and LEDBeam 150s together with other lights supplied by rental specialist, Siyan.

Jackson Browne Brings Bandit Lites On the Road for Summer Band Tour

19/07/2022 - Production News

USA – Bandit Lites is honoured to once again provide the lighting for acclaimed singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. His “Evening With” full band 2022 tour launched in June and runs until September supporting his GRAMMY-nominated album Downhill From Everywhere.

Ayrton Cobra Raises its head in Athens as ‘Desmond Child Rocks the Parthenon’

19/07/2022 - Production News

Greece – The "Desmond Child Rocks the Parthenon” show took place in front of a 5,000-strong audience at the historic Roman amphitheatre of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens at the end of June.

MBS Equipment Co helps inspire young people at East London careers showcase event

19/07/2022 - Event News

UK – Organised by the team at Film Barking and Dagenham, the MBS Equipment Co provided equipment and support to a recent film industry careers showcase event held at UCL Pearl.

Unusual Rigging works with Burning Man artist on Covid memorial, Sanctuary

19/07/2022 - Production News

UK – In May 2022, Burning Man Artist, David Best, in conjunction with Artichoke UK created 'Sanctuary', a public artwork and Covid memorial for the nation, to pay tribute to those lost during the pandemic. It was also a moment to mark rebirth, recovery, and regeneration. Built by Best and his crew, together with the local community, in the Miners’ Welfare Park in Bedworth, North Warwickshire, individuals from the local community took part in the project, employed to assist with the build and volunteering as Sanctuary guardians and guides once it was open to the public. Unusual Rigging was contracted to provide production management and rigging services, to survey the site, provide condition reports, plan the build layout and production compound as well as manage the structural build and post event clean up.

A win for Unusual Rigging & Engineering LLC at the EXPO 2020 Dubai Suppliers Awards

19/07/2022 - Event News

UAE – Unusual Rigging & Engineering LLC has scooped an award for exceptional delivery and contribution to EXPO 2020 Dubai. At a ceremony at Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina last month, the company was recognised for its contribution to health and safety at the event which took place between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022, delayed a year by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Capital Sound extends and enhances Martin Audio’s PA to fit BST’s enlarged stage

19/07/2022 - Production News

UK – With artistes ranging from the Rolling Stones to Elton John and the Eagles gracing the new supercharged stage and fascia at this year’s American Express presents BST Hyde Park

Studio Owner’s Dream Becomes a Reality with New Audient Desk

18/07/2022 - Project News

Argentina – “Today I can finally say that I have the studio that I dreamed of all my life,” says studio owner, Jonatan Montes Polack. Recently installing an Audient ASP8024-HE console in his Hard Record Studio based in a small town near Buenos Aires, he is convinced that the new desk has a lot to do with this. “I have received many compliments from musicians, producers and friends who cannot believe that this tremendous console is in a place as small as Arrecifes. They can't wait to hear the album mixes I'm producing.”

Massimo Tomasino Reflects Power of Antonelli Venditti Francesco de Gregori Show with Chauvet Professional

18/07/2022 - Production News

Italy – “Time is like a river,” wrote the great Roman philosopher-emperor Marcu Aurelius, observing that moments of beauty inevitably vanish as quickly as they arise, swept away by the passing of days. Such a moment occurred in May 1972, when two young, emerging folk singers got together in Rome to record Theorius Campus.

L-Acoustics L-ISA Adds the Third Dimension to Circular Dimensions x Microscape with Pilot Deployment of New LA7.16i Amplified Controller

15/07/2022 - Production News

USA – Last April, on the Empire Polo Club grounds in Indio, California, artist Cristopher Cichocki devised a remarkable installation: the five storey tall Circular Dimensions x Microscape, constructed with more than 25,000 feet of PVC tubes, portraying a visual spectacle that examines the artist’s ongoing exploration of water and the history of the desert. The bandshell-shaped pavilion contained a living laboratory where scientists and artists generated experimental “video paintings” by manipulating water, salt, barnacles, and algae from the Salton Sea under microscopes and projecting that activity in real-time inside the pavilion’s 'nucleus'.

Davina Michelle Gets Hyper with Robe

15/07/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – The production surrounding two impressive shows at Rotterdam’s Ahoy Arena by Dutch rising star Davina Michelle saw an imaginative fusion of dance and rock & roll that united some of the best and most innovative talents on the Dutch production scene. These included artistic directors Sophie and Sander Reneman from multidisciplinary, creative agency TWOFIFTYK and Marc Heinz who was asked to design lighting.

Nashville Lights Up for Independence Day with Bandit Lites

15/07/2022 - Production News

USA – Hundreds of thousands of people chose downtown Nashville to celebrate the Fourth of July as Broadway was transformed in a free concert event during “Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th” celebration. Bandit Lites provided lighting for two stages. The main stage on Broadway featured a headlining show from Old Dominion as well as 17 Nashville based artists performances as well as the Ascend Amphitheater where the Nashville Symphony Orchestra accompanied the largest firework show in Nashville's history.

Creative Backstage Creates Old School Rig for Arizona Bike Week with Chauvet Professional

15/07/2022 - Production News

USA – Although he’s kept up with the latest in lighting technology, John Garberson readily admits that at heart, he really likes old school looks with their big ACL specials, deep colours and dimming curves. In other words, good downhome traditional rock and roll lighting.

Audiotonix Announces Pioneering Cloud-Based Audio Broadcast Production Solutions

15/07/2022 - Production News

UK – Audiotonix has announced a key development in its broadcast cloud-based technology programme, that can be utilised across the main public cloud platform providers. Capitalising on their significant broadcast engineering experience and Intel DSP knowledge across the group, Audiotonix have developed a technology Proof of Concept (PoC) that will provide the backbone for leading broadcast manufacturers Calrec and Solid State Logic, to further develop cloud solutions based on their unique production workflows and feature sets.

ABTT Stephen Joseph Award 2022

15/07/2022 - Event News

UK – To mark the centenary year of Stephen Joseph’s birth and the 60th anniversary of the founding of ABTT, the Stephen Joseph committee of the ABTT last year established a new award to commemorate the life and work of this maverick theatrical genius. Following the success of the competition in 2021, the ABTT has announced that the award will again be offered in 2022 as an ongoing tribute to Stephen’s contribution to theatre culture.

LIT Lighting raises bar with investment in ‘rider-friendly’ Proteus Maximus

15/07/2022 - Production News

USA – LIT Lighting has added Elation Professional’s proven IP65 powerhouse LED luminaire, Proteus Maximus, to inventory, an investment that allows the Tempe, Arizona-based production and rental house to effectively fill more riders and service larger shows and events.

Naostage creates sales manager role to lead commercial strategy

14/07/2022 - People News

France – Naostage, the creator of the world’s first automatic, beaconless 3D tracking solution, has announced the appointment of experienced pro-AV professional Alexis Reymond as its new sales manager.

Naostage launches automatic beaconless 3D tracking solution for fixed installation and rental staging

14/07/2022 - Equipment News

Naostage, a forward-thinking, engineering-led start-up, has launched the world’s first automatic beaconless 3D tracking solution, making it easy for AVL rental-staging and fixed-install professionals to create immersive, interactive live experiences.

Corey Easterbrook and ChamSys Flow With Neon Trees

14/07/2022 - Production News

USA – Corey Easterbrook likes to go with the flow, whether it’s busking light shows or jumping on new, unexpected opportunities. The affable owner of Hot House AV has gotten to do both during the last 18 months by running a steady series of one-offs by pop/rockers Neon Trees.

Renkus-Heinz helps the Salvation Army Reimagine a Hollywood Golden Age Classic

14/07/2022 - Project News

USA – When the Hawaii theatre opened its curtains in the heart of Hollywood in 1940, it offered an experience like no other. The theatre had seating for over 1,100, a large lobby and lounge, retail shops, a children’s nursery, and much more. The Hawaii theatre was famous for its "erupting" volcanos of light on each side of the screen signalling the start of a movie. For more than 20 years, the theatre personified the Golden Age of Hollywood, but while many might say the theatre's best years are behind it, the Salvation Army Hollywood – with the help of fellow Southern-California company Renkus-Heinz – is bringing a new vision for the theatre to life.

Brit Row Supports World’s Largest Children’s Choir Concerts

14/07/2022 - Production News

UK – Britannia Row Productions has provided a full audio package and crew for the Young Voices UK tour, which saw the world’s largest children’s choir visit arenas up and down Britain for multiple, packed-out shows.

CT Announces Growth of Project Management Team

14/07/2022 - People News

UK – Following some significant changes within its project management department earlier this year, Creative Technology (CT) has announced a further two additions to the corporate team in the UK.

Twin Towns Resort Installs Australia’s First L-Acoustics K3 System

14/07/2022 - Project News

Australia – The Showroom at Twin Towns Resorts is a legendary venue in the town of Tweed Heads, New South Wales; aptly named because the venue lies on the border with Queensland’s Gold Coast suburb of Coolangatta, where revellers can celebrate the turn of the New Year twice in one night, simply by crossing the street to a new time zone. For decades, the 1,000-capacity Showroom’s ideal location has made it a mainstay in the region’s live scene for holiday-makers from around Australia who come to enjoy the climate and the nightlife. The club’s entertainment program in a typical week may include a stand-up comic, an annual general meeting, a tribute band, or a heavy metal show.

Backup launches new Mental Health First Aider logo

13/07/2022 - Business News

UK – Following in the footsteps of other industries that have taken steps to raise awareness of the importance of mental health, Backup has created an industry specific Mental Health First Aider logo to help signpost people in need of support on a production, raise awareness and promote discussion around the subject of mental health in our industry.

HK Audio introduces new POLAR 8 column system

13/07/2022 - Equipment News

HK Audio is expanding the popular and powerful POLAR column system series with the addition of POLAR 8, a compact system that is extremely easy to transport and delivers optimal sound results even in confined spaces. With a convincing 1,200 Watts (peak power) and the same impressive sound aesthetics as its big brothers POLAR 10 and POLAR 12, POLAR 8 is the ideal choice anywhere where flexibility and perfect sound are required, making it the perfect companion for musicians, entertainers and DJs on small stages, in rehearsal rooms, seminar rooms and at garden parties. Equipped with a three-channel mixer and Bluetooth TWS (True Wireless Stereo), POLAR 8 truly shines with its power and expression.

SQ Mixer Powers Broadcast Studio for Volume Streaming Service

13/07/2022 - Production News

USA – FOH engineer Rob Drayton was first introduced to Allen & Heath’s dLive series at a trade show a few years ago, and he was immediately grabbed by its power and simple workflow. As Drayton noted: “I was like, man … this is cool!” He later got some hands-on experience with Allen & Heath’s SQ and Avantis series mixers, and was impressed by how easy it was to produce a good sounding mix.

ROE Visual BP2V2 Features on MuShang XR Stage

13/07/2022 - Project News

China – MuShang has developed an XR space in Shanghai, equipped with cutting-edge technologies. These include ROE Visual Black Pearl panels, Brompton Technology LED processing, Mark Roberts Motion Control cinebots, Unreal Engine, and disguise media server hardware. The stage is now available for creative and high-quality virtual production content, bringing lifelike visuals and unforgettable experiences.

Cavatina Hall achieves communication excellence with Electro-Voice and Dynacord

13/07/2022 - Project News

Poland – An extensive public address system from Electro-Voice and Dynacord has been installed at Cavatina Hall. Located in the vibrant, historic city of Bielsko-Biała, amongst the Beskidy mountains in southern Poland, the six-storey building counts over 9,000 square meters of top-tier office space, a cutting-edge recording studio, a chamber music room and a majestic 1,000 capacity concert hall. The venue itself is owned by leading Polish development company Cavatina and is the first privately owned and funded concert hall in Poland.

Dynamic Elation house lighting upgrade like ‘night and day’ at Florida’s Orangewood Church

13/07/2022 - Project News

USA – Michael Pagan designed and specified a new house lighting rig for Orangewood Church in Maitland, Florida and used Elation’s energy-efficient Colour Pendant downlight to dramatically improve light quality while opening up for a number of new creative options.

disguise acquires creative studio Meptik to accelerate global delivery of world-class immersive productions

12/07/2022 - Business News

UK – disguise, the market leader in extended reality (xR) technology, has acquired Atlanta-based immersive entertainment specialists Meptik, to empower the global deployment of trailblazing immersive productions, studios and installations delivered by Meptik and powered by disguise.

Robe Tetra2s Help Drip Feed the Art for Goose Tour

12/07/2022 - Production News

USA – Indie groove band Goose’s ‘Dripfield’ US summer tour united the passion and talents of two lighting professionals – Andrew Goedde and Tony Caporale – who with the assistance of some Robe Tetra2 moving LED battens among other lights, have created a unique, eye-catching look as the band delights fans across America.

Chris Smith and Ashley Keen join Theatre Projects

12/07/2022 - People News

USA – Theatre Projects has announced the addition of two new full-time staff members to their team. Chris Smith joins the firm as the marketing and content manager and Ashley Keen joins their strategic planning team as a senior consultant. Both bring significant expertise in their respective fields, have backgrounds in the performing arts and offer new and exciting perspectives to their clients and collaborative partners.

Robert Juliat Oz followspots for new Zepp Kuala Lumpur

12/07/2022 - Project News

Malaysia – Robert Juliat is very proud to announce that the famous Zepp series of venues in Asia has invested in more RJ fixtures with the addition of six RJ Oz 600W LED followspots delivered to the new Zepp Kuala Lumpur.

Koka Booth Amphitheatre upgraded with “remarkable” Electro-Voice and Dynacord system after competitive shoot-out

12/07/2022 - Project News

USA – As with many live performance venues around the world, back at the height of the pandemic the outdoor Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, North Carolina decided to use its downtime to upgrade its sound system. And, when long-time North Carolina audio provider CareySound AVL was invited to demonstrate a sound system there, they seized the opportunity to hear their Electro-Voice X-Line Advance system paired with their new Dynacord amplifiers in a space beyond the confines of their Greensboro shop.

ChamSys Homecoming at Glastonbury

12/07/2022 - Production News

UK – It had been 1,088 days – or 26,112 hours – or 1,566,720 minutes. However you measured it, the time seemed excruciatingly long. But at 8am on Wednesday 22 June, the wait was finally over, as the gates to Worthy Farm swung open and Glastonbury was officially back.

Version 2 supplies lighting and control infrastructure to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party at the Palace

12/07/2022 - Production News

UK – TV, broadcast and event lighting rental specialists, Version 2, supplied the moving lights, control, cabling and power distribution infrastructure for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party at the Palace, catering for the needs of all four stages and the audience areas, including the Royal Box, which had been built in front of Buckingham Palace.

Ayrton Khamsins dominate lighting designer Tom Kenny’s rig for The Who Hits Back! 2022 Tour

12/07/2022 - Production News

USA – Following their smash pre-COVID Moving On! tour, one of the world’s legendary bands is on the road again with The Who Hits Back! 2022 tour. Lighting designer Tom Kenny selected a complement of active Ayrton Khamsin fixtures, provided by Solotech Las Vegas, for the rig. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America.

Magmatic welcomes Atmospheric FX Specialist Joey Olaerts

12/07/2022 - People News

USA – Elation Professional’s atmospheric effects brand, Magmatic, welcomes Atmospheric FX Specialist Joey Olaerts to the Elation and Magmatic team. Olaerts will work with Elation’s R&D and sales teams to ensure that current Magmatic products meet customers’ needs, as well as conduct product research, testing and viability studies to develop and market new atmospheric effects solutions.

Droneberger Showtechnik of Austria invests in Ayrton

12/07/2022 - Production News

Austria – Droneberger Showtechnik GmbH of Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, is the latest company in Austria to invest in Ayrton fixtures, adding more than 40 Ayrton Karif LT and Ayrton Perseo Beam to its lighting inventory. “With the relocation of the company to our new business premises in Gerberweg 44 in Klagenfurt, we are excited to have expanded our portfolio of Ayrton moving lights for the first time,” says Freidl Droneberger. “The first order is already successfully in use.”

Solotech fields massive 23 hangs of MLA/Wavefront Precision for Stereophonics

12/07/2022 - Production News

UK – When Capital Sound, part of the Solotech UK Group, conceived the original design for Stereophonics’ homecoming concert at the Principality Stadium, for what would have been their ‘We’ll Keep A Welcome’ Christmas show, the idea of 23 Martin Audio PA hangs (covering both an A stage and 40 metre thrust to a B stage) was entirely achievable.

Mash P Receives Audient Scholarship to Study at ICMP

12/07/2022 - Business News

UK – Mash P is getting a hands-on, practical introduction to the world of production thanks to the Audient sponsorship at ICMP. Enrolled on the six-month Music Production & Sound Engineering course, he is building on his burgeoning talent as a musician. He even performed at the Glastonbury Festival this year, celebrating the release of his latest music.

Jacklyn Ash Creates Stand Atlantic Narrative with Squeek Lights and Chauvet Professional

11/07/2022 - Production News

USA – “Tight, soulful and full of grit,” that’s how one music critic described the sound of Stand Atlantic, the rapidly rising pop/punk band from Sydney, Australia. The same unambiguous adjectives can also be applied to the intense, sometimes foreboding, light show being used to support the group on their three-continent tour in support of their third studio album F.E.A.R.

Kartfest 2022 – A celebration for the industry and a fantastic fundraiser for Backup

11/07/2022 - Event News

UK – The atmosphere was electric yesterday at Daytona Sandown Park as the industry gathered for the first Kartfest in three years. With Chauvet once again headline sponsor, Backup was anticipating the biggest and best Kartfest yet. With more teams and more spectators joining than ever before, and a grand total of £35K raised, it certainly did not disappoint.

Siyan supply Martin MAC Aura PXL and VDO Atomic Dots for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend

11/07/2022 - Production News

UK – Staged at Coventry's War Memorial Park on 27 - 29 May 2022, BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend featured artists including Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, Sam Fender, Harry Styles, George Ezra, Foals, Disclosure and many more.

ABTT Theatre Show Annual Awards winners announced

08/07/2022 - Event News

UK – The Association of British Theatre Technicians’ Annual Awards took place on the evening of Wednesday 22nd June, after the first day of the 2022 ABTT Theatre Show at Alexandra Palace, London. The ABTT Awards are one of the ABTT’s flagship events; acknowledging those people and products making a difference to the Industry. Hosting these Awards in person once more, after a two year break, the Association was delighted to be able to celebrate achievement in its industry.

Over 300 Robe Moving Lights for Armin ‘This Is Me, Feel Again’ production

08/07/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – Armin van Buuren showed the universe once again that he is one of the most talented, innovative and creative musicians on the planet, with five blockbusting “This Is Me” shows staged at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome.

James Loudon Accents Glastonbury Circus with Help From Fineline and Chauvet Professional

08/07/2022 - Production News

UK – It’s a common sight outside the Glastonbury Festival Circus Big Top tent: people walking away shaking their heads in amazement at the astounding acrobatic feats performed inside the popular attraction. Less apparent to the casual fan, though equally impressive in its own right, is the way James Loudon and his team managed the intense flow of performances at the site.

Gripelectric Worx gets first Astera PixelBricks in South Africa

08/07/2022 - Production News

South Africa – Gripelectric Worx, the busy company of freelance gaffer Emmanuel (Manny) Sitole, is based in Johannesburg and owns some specialist lighting kit, which is primarily used on Manny’s own projects.

The Long Reach Long Riders (LRLR) complete the Blue Ridge Ramble

08/07/2022 - Event News

USA – The Long Reach Long Riders (LRLR) have announced the successful completion of their 19th annual charity motorcycle ride, the Blue Ridge Ramble.

Alcons Gets the Message Across For De Missionaire Parochie

08/07/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – Recently, the Netherlands’ Diocese of Breda hosted the annual conference of De Missionaire Parochie – Als God renoveert (Missionary Parish – If God Renovates), a two-day event featuring evangelical speeches and praise music. The audio system had to reproduce the sound at high quality, while overcoming the acoustic difficulties of the venue. An Alcons Audio pro-ribbon system met the challenge.

Evoke Studios Visuals at the Centre of Ed Sheeran’s In-The-Round Live Experience

08/07/2022 - Production News

UK – Global music megastar Ed Sheeran returned to stadiums in 2022 with the Mathematics Tour; an all-new, in-the-round live experience featuring a Mark Cunniffe production design that included a colossal halo screen and six huge LED guitar picks flown around a revolving central stage.

Funktion-One’s Vero VX impresses at triumphant AVA Festival Belfast

08/07/2022 - Production News

UK – AVA Festival made a storming return to Belfast’s Titanic Slipways on 3-4 June, living up to its name with two days of audio, visuals and art, wrapped around a dynamic programme of electronic and live alternative music. Sunshine and 16,000 party-goers flooded the iconic setting, where Hertz-U Soundsystem delivered Funktion-One sound across the festival’s two performance spaces, including a debut outing for Vero VX on the Main Stage.

Ed Sheeran Tour goes grandMA3

08/07/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – Everyone is talking about Ed Sheeran’s “+-=÷x” stadium world tour for multiple reasons, from the music and his amazing communication with his fans to his constant and universal appeal to his ability to make a stadium show feel as intimate and personal an experience as a smoky backstreet club.

Yamaha Delivers Perfect Holiday Soundtracks at The Senses Club

08/07/2022 - Project News

Italy – Located in Fondi, on Italy’s west coast, the Holiday Village resort overlooks a sandy beach, surrounded by dunes and lush Mediterranean vegetation. A Yamaha audio system was recently chosen to equip The Senses Club, which gives guests an exclusively high quality entertainment experience.

Anolis Lighting Scheme for Mairie de Pantin

07/07/2022 - Project News

France – The impressive Mairie de Pantin (town hall) is being illuminated by a new Anolis LED lighting scheme designed by Rozenn Le Couillard from Noctiluca commissioned by the city council to tastefully highlight their newly renovated flagship building.

Bailes+Light Reflects Spirit of Greenpeace with Chauvet Professional

07/07/2022 - Production News

UK – “Anyone who plants a tree has not lived in vain,” according to an ancient African proverb. The unknown philosopher who shared this insight was not alone. Ever since traditions have been recorded, virtually every culture in every corner of the earth has treasured these “poems written in the sky” as symbols of wisdom, peace and unity.

SQ Mixer Powers Broadcast Studio for Volume Streaming Service

07/07/2022 - Production News

USA – Live music streaming service Volume was founded during the pandemic as a way for musicians to continue performing and earning a living when live venues were shut down. “One of the owners saw his musician friends struggling and wondered how we could help,” recalled business development manager Chris Austin. “We realised streaming wasn’t going away, so we dug in further and started developing the platform.” Two years later, Volume is thriving with artists streaming from across the globe to their fans online.

NBCFC becomes one of the first churches in South Africa with KLANG immersive in-ear mixing

07/07/2022 - Production News

South Africa – New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Church (NBCFC) in Boksburg, Johannesburg, started out with a congregation of just 30 members in 2004. Today, it hosts over 1,000 in its auditorium for Sunday services, and has upgraded its audio system to become one of the first in South Africa to enjoy an installation comprising a KLANG:vokal immersive in-ear mixing processor, along with seven KLANG:kontroller personal monitor mixers, and two DiGiCo SD9 mixing consoles.

Flemming Bjerke joins Martin Audio

07/07/2022 - People News

Europe – Martin Audio has appointed Flemming Bjerke to the newly created position of sales manager for the Nordic region and Germany.

Brit Row Brings Live Audio Gravitas to The Party at The Palace

06/07/2022 - Production News

UK – Britannia Row Productions provided comprehensive audio reinforcement for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, including the main house systems for all three stages and the live rig for headline act, Queen + Adam Lambert.

Martin Hruška Powers 360° Show for Leoš Mareš with ChamSys MagicQ MQ500M

06/07/2022 - Production News

Czech Republic – Every 360° stage comes with its own special set of knotty challenges, believes Martin Hruška. The rigging is more complex, so is cable management. Then there is the issue of positioning lighting fixtures and video panels in a way that won’t impede fan viewing angles and artist mobility.

DiGiCo is jewel in the crown at Jubilee celebrations

06/07/2022 - Production News

UK – The most anticipated weekend of the year, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations took place at the beginning of June in London with a roster of remarkable events, the centrepiece of which was the star-studded Jubilee Concert. Staged by BBC Studios for a live audience of 22,000, and broadcast to over 13 million viewers, DiGiCo consoles played a central role in an intricate audio design by Ben Milton Associates, that managed three discrete stages and complex time alignment.

Ayrton Domino S and Perseo Profile hit the road with Coldplay on North American stadium leg of Music of the Spheres World Tour

06/07/2022 - Production News

USA – Grammy Award-winning Coldplay has completed the North American leg of their Music of the Spheres World Tour where Ayrton Domino and Perseo fixtures illuminated the stadium show from coast to coast. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America.

Version 2 Lights Ltd acquires Finelight Ltd

06/07/2022 - Business News

UK – Version 2 has announced that it completed the asset purchase of Finelight Ltd ("Finelight"), a UK-based television lighting rental company.

TiMax SoundHub spatial audio engine at the core of Queen’s Jubilee Party sound design

06/07/2022 - Production News

UK – Sound designer Ben Milton, of Ben Milton Associates, instinctively knew TiMax SoundHub would be at the core of his complex sound design for the televised Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event, staged around the Queen Victoria Monument directly outside Buckingham Palace, with two end-on stages, North and South, radiating outwards from the palace railings, a smaller Palace stage positioned between them in the palace forecourt, plus the main central QVM stage at the front of the Victoria Monument.

Brompton Technology helps LEDcave take German pop music stars into outer space

05/07/2022 - Production News

Germany – When Doering creative agency contacted LEDcave about their ambitious plans to create unique visuals for German singer, rapper, songwriter and producer Clueso’s new music video Mond (Moon) where he sings together with German-Turkish musician Elif, LEDcave had a stellar solution in mind.

Vari-Lite announces large scale IP rated luminaire that is lightest in its class

05/07/2022 - Equipment News

Vari-Lite, the originators of the modern moving head and a Signify entertainment lighting brand, has announced the VL3600 PROFILE IP, a large-scale, high output production profile fixture with an IP65 rating. Designed to withstand inclement weather, yet with weight and size comparable with similar non-weatherproof fixtures, the VL3600 Profile IP is perfect for touring and TV productions, stadiums and arenas and large theatres and houses of worship.

Robe’s T11 Series Products Win 2022 ABTT Lighting Award

05/07/2022 - Event News

UK – Robe enjoyed a successful ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) Theatre Show at Alexandra Palace in London, a highlight of which was winning the Lighting Product of the Year category of the 2022 ABTT Awards for its T11 fixtures.

Main stage Toverland LIVE! with Infinity and Showtec

05/07/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – Theme Park Toverland in Sevenum premiered its first Toverland LIVE! Festival on Saturday 21 May. Four stages were created in places where visitors could enjoy both the rides of the park as well as the live performing musicians. The Main Stage was set up right at the Port Laguna entrance area, which served as the tropical centre of the festival. Top acts Maan, Rolf Sanchez and Kris Kross Amsterdam created a swinging show, supported by 18 Infinity iW-1915 RGBW washes and 18 sets of Showtec DWE Audience Blinders, which were provided by production company Xymio. The light show was designed by Bas Baadjou from Imperial Lighting. The event proved a tremendous success and drew several thousands of visitors to the theme park, which had its hands full with serving everyone.

Sisters on Tour: Yamaha RIVAGE PM5 Joins the Dots

05/07/2022 - Production News

The Netherlands – From September 2021 through to the end of 2022, Dutch girl band the Dolly Dots is saying a final farewell to its loyal fanbase, performing an array of hits and bringing back memories of their 1980s' heyday to enthusiastic, sold-out audiences throughout the Netherlands. A Yamaha RIVAGE PM5 digital mixing system is helping them to roll back the years.

New Ayrton focus for Denmark, Sweden and Norway

05/07/2022 - Business News

Nordics – In keeping with Ayrton’s accelerating strategy of focused distribution, and in amicable agreement with our friends and partner, LiteNordic, Ayrton’s sales and distribution arrangements for Norway, Denmark and Sweden will soon be changing.

Sound Engineer Bolsters Mobile Recording Set-up with New Audient iD44 (MKII)

05/07/2022 - Project News

UK – Freelance sound engineer and producer Tony Faulkner added iD44 (MKII), Audient’s newest audio interface, to his mobile recording setup recently. He is one of the first owners of the British company’s most powerful interface since its launch.

Prince Mural revealed with Martin Audio in Minneapolis

05/07/2022 - Production News

USA – A major mural unveiling took place in downtown Minneapolis recently heralded by a weekend of celebratory events when a new 100ft high artwork of Prince, featuring three shots of the Minneapolis musician, was revealed for the first time.

Austin’s Legendary Antone’s Updates its Mix Position with the New DiGiCo Quantum225

04/07/2022 - Production News

USA – Clifford Antone was all about the blues. The son of Lebanese immigrants harboured a love for that strain of Americana and ended up building an empire around it, including its crown jewel: Antone’s, one of the seminal establishments of Austin, Texas’ famed 6th Street music-club row. The current 400-capacity iteration of the venue, which originally opened in 1975 and has long been a regular host site for the annual SXSW music festival, is now a block away on 5th Street, but its audio technology took an exponential leap forward in February with the installation of a DiGiCo Quantum225 console that serves both front of house and monitor duties.

ChamSys MagicQ Helps Patrick Sollitt Run Headline Show on Glastonbury Acoustic Stage

04/07/2022 - Production News

UK – Late Friday night, as they concluded their 90-minute set on Glastonbury’s acoustic stage, headliners Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott walked out for their first encore. Evoking an earlier time in Heaton’s iconic career, they performed a moving and soulful version of “Caravan of Love,” a song that was a No. 1 hit for Heaton when he was a member of the Housemartins.

DiGiCo announces new software update for S-Series consoles

04/07/2022 - Equipment News

DiGiCo has announced the release of its latest Version 3.0 software update, dramatically increasing the processing power of its small footprint, cost-effective S-Series consoles. Version 3.0 offers an optional software expansion that significantly increases the channel count from 48 to 60 flexi-channels and 24 flexi busses, turning S-Series consoles into an S21+ or an S31+.

DiGiCo Quantum338 delivers power and versatility for Pablo López Unikornio tour

04/07/2022 - Production News

Spain – After postponing many of its scheduled 2020 dates due to the pandemic, this year Spanish artist Pablo López's Unikornio tour finally resumed and is enjoying great successes. Spanish full-service company, Ilusovi, is in charge of supplying sound and lighting equipment for the tour, which is one of the first in Spain to deploy a DiGiCo Quantum338 console.

Robe Enjoys Night of Progress for Audi e-tron SA Launch

01/07/2022 - Production News

South Africa – Cape Town-based lighting designer Marius Coetzee collaborated closely with Bradley Hilton from Pixel Nation to create a subtle and highly visual canvas and intricate high-impact projection mapped show devised for the South African launch of the Audi e-tron electric series.

CPL Supplies LED Screens for 2022 Hay Festival

01/07/2022 - Production News

UK – West Midlands-based Technical production specialist CPL (Central Presentations Ltd) supplied LED screens and all associated processing and vision control for two major stages – The Baillie Gifford Stage and Friends Stage – at the 2022 Hay Festival of Literature & Arts.

Claypaky Volero Batten Aqua: a high-performance LED bar for indoor and outdoor use

01/07/2022 - Equipment News

First one in the Volero line of high-performance LED bars, Volero Batten Aqua is a new fixture that brings all the Claypaky quality but now for outdoor use in all weathers.

Kat Borderud’s Music-Driven Turnstile Design Draws on Chauvet Professional and Squeek Lights

01/07/2022 - Production News

USA – Being well versed in music definitely helps in the lighting design process. Some might even say it’s absolutely essential to driving a show that moves fans on multiple levels. The power of this musicality is amped up even further when a designer is able to exchange ideas on a song- by-song basis with the lead singer of a red hot band.

Prestige AV & Creative Services’ zactrack Smart System Gives Unique, Professional Look to Standout Student Fashion Show at Miami University

01/07/2022 - Production News

USA – The 16th annual fashion show hosted by Miami University (Ohio) Fashion & Design department students was like none other this year. Suspended for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2022 show staged by juniors and seniors used Prestige AV & Creative Services’ zactrack Smart system to give a completely different look to the fashion runway. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of zactrack systems in North America.

Green Hippo’s Nevis+ Helps Polestar Productions Achieve Big Results

01/07/2022 - Production News

UK – Dynamic projection specialists, Polestar Productions, have further invested in Green Hippo media servers, adding the new compact yet powerful Nevis+ to its stock.

“Strictly Come Dancing” champion tours UK under Obsidian NX2 lighting control

01/07/2022 - Production News

UK – Lighting designer, director and operator Jose Lorenzo uses Obsidian Control Systems’ ONYX lighting control platform on tours in the UK and recently ran a 78 show, three-month tour by 2021 “Strictly Come Dancing” champion Giovanni Pernice using an NX2 lighting console. The show, “This is Me,” toured the UK and Ireland from 1 March until 30 May and highlighted Pernice’s unique showmanship supported by a cast of professional dancers and singers.

EXPO 2020 and Follow-Me with Woodroffe Bassett Design

01/07/2022 - Production News

UAE – In September 2021, Dubai saw the beautiful opening ceremony of Expo 2020 as it began to host the worlds largest Expo event. From October 2021 till March 2022, Expo 2020 welcomed and hosted 192 participating countries to be a part of the journey. The long awaited event was focused on ‘Connecting Minds and Creating the Future’ which was to be explored through the themes of sustainability, mobility and opportunity with each of these themes having its own district. Adam Bassett and Simon Fraser from the lighting design consultant company on Expo 2020, Woodroffe Bassett Design, chose for Follow-Me remote follow-spot and performer tracking solutions to be installed and used in three of the venues, The Al Wasl Plaza, the Jubilee Stage and the Dubai Millennium Amphitheatre.