News Archive for August 2022

Green-GO Digital Intercom solutions prove vital for Tallinn’s City Theatre at Salme Kultuurikeskus

31/08/2022 - Project News

Estonia – A host of Green-GO’s pioneering digital intercom products have been installed at Tallinn City Theatre’s temporary home at the nearby Salme Kultuurikeskus (Salme Cultural Centre) while the main theatre is renovated.

Robe at PLASA 2022

31/08/2022 - Event News

UK – Robe anticipates a busy and vibrant PLASA 2022 with the industry, shows and events back and working at full speed.

Brompton Technology delivers exceptional LED processing power for Ed Sheeran’s Mathematics (+–=÷x) Tour

31/08/2022 - Production News

UK & Ireland – Promising fans a production unlike anything they have seen before, British superstar Ed Sheeran kicked off his largest tour to date on 23rd April in Croke Park Stadium, Dublin. Since then, the singer-songwriter has been playing stadiums across the UK and Ireland, with further dates planned across Central Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia, Latin America and North America as part of his mammoth 2022 / 2023 world tour. Continuing its long-term relationship with the artist, Colonel Tom Touring (CTT) is once again proud to support the production, supplying over 1100 square metres of a variety of ROE Visual LED panels, all powered by Brompton Technology LED processing.

ChamSys Connects at PLASA

31/08/2022 - Event News

UK – Trade shows are widely regarded as a forum for making and nurturing connections. The ChamSys team will be taking this to heart quite literally at PLASA on stand C-16 staring 4 September, as it expands its popular “Connect” family of products with the world preview of the MagicQ Compact Connect and MagicQ Compact Mini Connect.

Xytech to Showcase Media Operations Platform at IBC 2022

31/08/2022 - Event News

The Netherlans – Xytech will be showcasing its Media Operations Platform at Stand 1.C21 during the upcoming IBC Show from 9–12 September at RAI Amsterdam. Xytech’s Media Operations Platform delivers the industry's most comprehensive solution for media, broadcast and post-production companies, boasting the deepest expertise and most integrations.

Alcons Audio Provides Sound For Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

31/08/2022 - Production News

Germany – The Special Olympics National Games took place in Berlin from 19 to 24 June, 2022, when 4,000 athletes competed in 20 sport disciplines. As in all the Olympics, being a part of it is what counts. The sports and social event is organised by Special Olympics Germany (SOD), the German branch of the sports movement for people with intellectual and multiple disabilities which is officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Obsidian Control Systems announces shipping release of NX1 control system and ONYX 4.8 software release

31/08/2022 - Equipment News

Following the successful launch of the NX1 lighting control system at the Prolight + Sound trade show in Frankfurt in late April, the NX1 console along with the add-on NX P playback wing and NX K keypad are now being delivered in large quantities to customers around the world.

Highlite introduces new UK Sales Representative for North of UK region

31/08/2022 - People News

UK – Highlite’s UK sales representative Dave Hartley will be enjoying his well-deserved retirement from the 15th of September. Jeff Davenport will follow in his footsteps and be the new go-to guy for Highlite-related matters and products in the north of the UK region.

SES invests in Ayrton Domino LT for busy Summer and Autumn in the US

31/08/2022 - Production News

USA – Headquartered in Mocksville, North Carolina, Special Event Services (SES) offers audio, lighting, design, video, staging and live event production to a wide array of clients. The company recently invested in Ayrton Domino LT fixtures expanding its inventory of Ayrton luminaires and putting the fixtures to work on a variety of projects across the country. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America.

Holy Redeemer Upgrades Colour and Control with ETC

31/08/2022 - Project News

USA – Holy Redeemer Catholic Church near Grand Rapids, Michigan needed more light, more colour, and more control but didn’t have the budget for a complete overhaul. With ETC’s flexible lighting solutions, they were able to get a whole new look without installing a whole new system.

Version 2’s QC-Check investment integrates consistent safety into growth trajectory

31/08/2022 - Business News

UK – Specialist lighting and production supplier to the television, broadcast and event industries, Version 2 (V2), has become the latest AV production house to integrate safety into its day-to-day transactional process by investing in a QC-Check workstation from Data Strategy.

TiMax spatialisation marks 15th year at Basel Military Tattoo

31/08/2022 - Production News

Switzerland – As the Swiss city of Basel proudly celebrated its 15th year hosting the eponymous Basel Military Tattoo, the occasion coincided with the 15th year that sound designer Tom Strebel chose the unrivalled versatility of TiMax spatialisation to meet the myriad sonic imaging and musical timing needs of the 7,000 capacity arena-scale production.

City Theatrical at PLASA Show 2022

30/08/2022 - Event News

UK – City Theatrical will be demonstrating new technology on Stand A49 at PLASA Show 2022 at Olympia London from 4-6 September 2022.

Verge Aero partners with T-Mobile and Google Pixel for sky high Lollapalooza drone dance

30/08/2022 - Production News

USA – Verge Aero took Chicago’s famous Lollapalooza festival to new highs in July as 300 of the company’s custom-built drones danced high above the site to elevate the experience.

The UK’s most beautiful vineyard chooses Outline

30/08/2022 - Project News

UK – The Llanerch Vineyard Hotel near Pontyclun in South Wales, with its beautiful surrounding grounds, is a popular venue principally for weddings but also hosting conferences, corporate events, galas and parties.

Robe Celebrates Liberty at Colours of Ostrava 2022 Festival

30/08/2022 - Production News

Czech Republic – The majestic former Vítkovice steelworks in Ostrava again resonated with the positive energy, great vibes, amazing music and animated carnival atmosphere of the Colours of Ostrava festival.

Chauvet Professional Answers “What’s New at PLASA?”

30/08/2022 - Event News

UK – “What’s new?” Unscientific research has shown those to be the most common words uttered by visitors when they first enter a trade show stand. Those who pose that question to the Chauvet Professional team at PLASA stand C-16 will be treated to some exciting answers, as the company continues to build on its recent impressive string of IP65 rated product introductions, particularly in regard to their class leading weight.

Bandit Lights Up Rockzilla Tour

30/08/2022 - Production News

USA – The Rockzilla Summer Tour featuring Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse, Hollywood Undead and Bad Wolves has been crisscrossing the country with a lighting package provided by Bandit Lites.

Milan Certification Announcement

30/08/2022 - Business News

Canada - Adamson Systems Engineering has announced its CS-Series line of intelligent loudspeakers is now Milan Certified, ensuring interoperability with all other Milan certified devices on the same network, regardless of manufacturer.

Bigtime Lighting Design Captures Black Keys Real Feel with Chauvet Professional

30/08/2022 - Production News

USA – Embarking on their first full-scale tour since the pandemic, the Black Keys were eager to get back to the basics, eliminating all distractions, and turning out rock infused blues with the free-flowing spontaneity that has made the duo from Ohio one of the most powerful forces in popular music. Patrick Carney, the band’s drummer described the experience as “feeling like a band’s supposed to feel.”

ROE Visual Gears Up for IBC 2022

30/08/2022 - Event News

The Netherlands – ROE Visual is participating in the upcoming IBC Exhibition, which takes place from 9-12 September 2022, in the RAI in Amsterdam. ROE Visual's stand will reflect its increased activity in the market for broadcast and film, showcasing new products and technologies. You can find ROE Visual in Hall 7, stand C11.

BroaMan announces supercharged 12G version of Mux22 interface

30/08/2022 - Equipment News

High bandwidth fibre network specialist, BroaMan, has extended its successful range of Mux22 devices with the addition of the Mux22 12G, an all-in-one 12G-enabled unit.

280 Proteus for Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert at Schönbrunn Castle

30/08/2022 - Production News

Austria – The annual Summer Night Concert (Das Sommernachtskonzert) by the Vienna Philharmonic at the illustrious Schönbrunn Palace is the second biggest show every year in Austria, only outdone by the world-class orchestra’s renowned New Year's Concert. This year, lighting designer and director of photography Jerry Appelt used 280 Elation Proteus series luminaires to light the summer show for 80,000 spectators in the Palace Park plus a worldwide television audience of millions.

Ecom-Events Sets Mood at Dub Camp Festival with Chauvet Professional

30/08/2022 - Production News

France – The “divine art of subtlety,” as the ancient Chinese called it, exerts an irresistible sway over the heart and imagination. This elusive, but powerful force was palpable on the banks of Lake Vioreau recently at the Dub Camp Festival, as minimalist sub-bass sounds and riddims filled the air over five stages supported by the subtle lighting designs created by the team at Ecom-Events.

Latest Elation Proteus, Fuze and KL products to show at PLASA 2022

30/08/2022 - Event News

UK – Elation is proud to partner with Entedi Ltd. in the UK and is excited to team with the technology equipment solutions provider to present an exceptional line-up of new lighting tools 4-6 September at the PLASA trade show at Olympia in West London. Visitors to Elation/Entedi Stand E-14 will be some of the first in the UK to demo the latest cutting-edge luminaires in Elation’s industry leading IP65 Proteus, high-performance/high-value Fuze, and broadcast-optimised KL ranges.

Obsidian Control Systems to highlight new NX1 portable lighting controller at PLASA 2022

30/08/2022 - Event News

UK – Visitors to the upcoming PLASA trade show at Olympia in London will have the chance to demo Obsidian Control Systems’ new portable yet full-featured NX1 lighting console. Obsidian invites designers, programmers and operators to Stand E-14 where personnel from Obsidian, as well as UK partner Entedi, will be on hand to demo a host of new Obsidian products.

AC-ET Appointed Music Tribe Super Partner

30/08/2022 - Business News

UK – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) has been announced as a ‘Super Partner’ for Music Tribe’s impressive range of brands, which it will distribute across the UK.

Noot vir Noot for Robe

26/08/2022 - Production News

South Africa – Noot vir Noot (Note for Note), a long-running popular and successful Afrikaans language TV music-based games show produced by Stemmburg TV and broadcast on SABC 2 has returned to screens after a two-year break due to Covid, with edition 40 featuring a slightly reimagined version of the slick brand-new set designed by Michael Gill and built by SDS for the fully visually revamped 2019 season.

KV2 Audio launches 500 Series electronics range

26/08/2022 - Equipment News

KV2 Audio has announced the launch of the 500 Series range of high quality processors which, for the first time ever, are available directly from KV2’s online store at

Artistic Licence at PLASA show 4 - 6 Sept 2022, London Olympia, Stand D15

26/08/2022 - Event News

UK – Artistic Licence is exhibiting at PLASA London, Stand D15. This year the company will be showing products across all its main areas of expertise including splitters, gateways, control interfaces, test equipment and dimming technology.

Synth Aficionado Gives His First Impressions of EVO 16

26/08/2022 - Project News

The Netherlands – Ever since he got his hands on EVO 16 audio interface, independent musician, producer and synthesiser wizard, Jasper Wijnands (aka Shook) has been locked in the studio with it. “I love how easy everything is,” he says. He attributes a lot of that to the Motion UI: the full colour LCD screen which helps the user navigate hardware features, without having to look at the computer.

Yamaha Expands its Portable Sound Solutions with STAGEPAS 1K mkII and DXL1K

26/08/2022 - Equipment News

Featuring a high frequency array of ten 1.5” speakers and a compact, powerful 12" bass reflex subwoofer, all driven by a powerful Class-D amplifier, STAGEPAS 1K is an all-in-one portable PA system that delivers professional audio performance from a small footprint and slimline vertical profile, with fast and simple setup. Now, enhanced sound and control features in the new mkII version make it even more flexible and powerful.

disguise Brings Next-Generation Broadcast Graphics to IBC

26/08/2022 - Event News

The Netherlands – disguise, an Emmy-award-winning pioneer in extended reality (xR) technology, is giving show-goers a sneak peek into the future of visual storytelling at this year’s IBC Show. The disguise booth features a full 12 by three metre LED extended reality (xR) stage powered by disguise rx II real-time rendering nodes and vx 2 media playback servers, complete with the latest release of Polygon Labs’ Porta software, the ultimate production controller for Unreal Engine graphics.

Allen & Heath Powers Every Stage at Milwaukee Irish Festival

26/08/2022 - Production News

USA – The Milwaukee Irish Fest is the largest Irish music festival outside of The Emerald Isle. Located on scenic lakefront grounds at Henry Maier Festival Park, Irish Fest is a celebration of Irish music, food and culture and is organised entirely by volunteers. The festival has grown significantly since its inception nearly four decades ago, with 16 performance stages and over 100 acts this year.

Brompton Technology joins PSCo to present Virtual Production innovations at PLASA Show

26/08/2022 - Event News

UK – Brompton Technology has announced that it will be joining leading specialist display and trade-only rental company, PSCo, at the PLASA Show at Olympia London from 4th - 6th September. Brompton’s LED processing will be showcased as part of PSCo’s new virtual production offering for the live events industry, alongside other solutions from Absen, Aluvision, Barco, disguise, and Epson.

ETC heads to the PLASA Show 2022

25/08/2022 - Event News

UK – E TC is set to return to Olympia London for the 2022 PLASA Show from the 4th-6th September with the latest product innovations and seminars. The team will be on stand B29 to catch up and network with customers and visitors at the trade show.

Adam King Calls on Chauvet Professional to Balance Looks for Mountview’s Legally Blonde

25/08/2022 - Production News

UK – Never permit a false dichotomy to rule your life, Pablo Picasso once declared. Sage advice, as the heroine Elle Woods proves with such panache in “Legally Blonde,” the Laurence O’Keefe-Neil Brown musical, inspired (like the film before it) by the Amanda Brown novel about a vapid California sorority girl who metamorphoses into a Harvard Law student. Defying stereotypes and reconciling supposed oxymorons, Elle proves that a woman can be both pretty and smart, as well as colourfully free spirited and intensely focused while making this incredible transformation.

Vasco Live 022 Tour Sets a Trend for zactrack

25/08/2022 - Production News

Italy – Italian showman and megastar Vasco Rossi completed his “Live 022” stadium tour this summer, comprising 11 spectacular, sold-out concert performances watched enthusiastically by three quarters of a million fans, with lighting designed by Vasco’s long-term LD, Giovanni Pinna.

German rental companies invest in Funktion-One’s Vero VX

25/08/2022 - Production News

Germany – German event technology specialists Barowski AG and nspire GmbH have become the latest European rental partners to invest in Funktion-One’s Vero VX. The vertically arrayable sound system delivers Funktion-One quality in a convenient format for quick and easy deployment and efficient transportation.

Alcons Gets Them Jumping at Trondheim’s NEON Festival

25/08/2022 - Production News

Norway – On 9-10 June, Trondheim’s outdoor Bryggeribyen EC Dahls Arena hosted the NEON Festival, a collaboration between live production specialists Trondheim Stage and Live Nation. Playing to capacity 18,500 audiences on both days, Alcons pro-ribbon systems were used on both of the festival’s stages.

MGM Audio Launches a PMC Equipped Dolby Atmos Music Demo Facility

25/08/2022 - Project News

Switzerland – MGM Audio AG, the Swiss distributor for PMC’s entire range of loudspeakers, has installed a new Dolby Atmos Music demo facility at its premises in Glattbrugg, near Zurich airport, to showcase the suitability of PMC monitors for this burgeoning immersive audio format.

Henry Packard appointed new FD at Martin Audio

25/08/2022 - People News

UK – Martin Audio has announced the appointment of Henry Packard as its new finance director.

Genelec strengthens AV presence in Benelux with appointment of Audio XL

25/08/2022 - Business News

Benelux – Genelec has further strengthened its growing AV business by appointing Audio XL as its distribution partner for the entire Genelec AV Installation range throughout the Benelux region. Audio XL’s appointment also deepens the relationship between Genelec and the European AV Group, providing Genelec AV customers with consistently high levels of experience, professionalism and service right across the six DACH and Benelux territories.

Workhorse Proteus Maximus on display at The Royal Windsor Horse Show

25/08/2022 - Production News

UK – This year marks the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and in honour of the historical anniversary, the United Kingdom is holding several events celebrating her 70-year reign. At The Royal Windsor Horse Show in May, Elation Professional had its own workhorse on display albeit not of the equine variety. PRG provided a full lighting rig for the event that incorporated 171 Elation Proteus Maximus IP65-rated LED moving heads as the key luminaire in the design.

Vari-Lite VL2600 brings sensational style to Jacob Collier’s world tour

25/08/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – Multi-genre English musician Jacob Collier is back on the road for a grand world tour to celebrate his DJESSE album series. The show features an energetic lighting design harnessing the rich colours of the VL2600 range of luminaires from Vari-Lite, originators of the modern moving head and a Signify entertainment lighting brand.

AC-ET Returns to PLASA London

24/08/2022 - Event News

UK – Celebrating a heritage of 50 years, leading entertainment technology supplier, A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) is returning to PLASA London – Olympia, 4-6 September 2022.

ETC Launches SolaPix 19 XT

24/08/2022 - Equipment News

ETC introduces the High End Systems SolaPix 19 XT wash luminaire, an IP 65-rated SolaPix 19 designed specifically for indoor and outdoor events. It utilises a weatherproof housing and sealed glass front lens to deter the ingress of dust, water, and other liquids.

Voice-Acoustic receives flight licence

24/08/2022 - Production News

Spain – More than 55,000 people from 85 countries celebrated electronic music at the Monegros Dessert Festival on 30 July 2022. After an eight-year break, more than 140 artists performed on 12 different stages at this spectacular 24-hour dance party. According to the promoter, the most ambitious and complicated project was the 800-person "THE CLUB" stage, a discarded Airbus A330. But first, the 60m-long aircraft had to be transported over hundreds of kilometres before it could make an emergency landing in the Monegrin desert.

Clear-Com Welcomes Marco Lopez as VP of Engineering

24/08/2022 - People News

USA – Clear-Com has announced the appointment of Marco Lopez as the company’s VP of Engineering. Marco brings 30 years of experience in the broadcast market to his role at Clear-Com, where he will spearhead innovation across key strategic areas related to product development, including strengthening the company’s leadership in wireless technology and advancing its IP-based intercom solutions.

Parni Valjak Rocks Pula Arena

23/08/2022 - Production News

Croatia – “Valjak I Prijatelji” (Valjak & friends) was a very special show staged in Pula, Croatia, in the city’s magnificent Arena Roman amphitheatre venue and dedicated to Aki Rahimovski, lead singer of legendary Croatian rockers Parni Valjak. The enigmatic frontman died suddenly and unexpectedly in January aged 66, just ahead of a major tour, leaving everyone deeply shocked.

Robert Juliat presents Sully, a full range of LED luminaires, at PLASA Show 22

23/08/2022 - Event News

UK – Robert Juliat has announced that it will be exhibiting at PLASA Show on stand C11 with its exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions.

Dean St. Studios Opens The UK’s First Mastering Room Dedicated to Dolby Atmos Music

23/08/2022 - Project News

UK – Two years after it transformed its main Studio 1 control room into Dolby Atmos recording and mixing room, the legendary Dean St. Studios in London is once again at the forefront of technological change, this time by changing its second studio into the UK’s first dedicated mastering facility incorporating Dolby Atmos mixing.

Showlight 2023 – Showlight 2023 to exhibit and present seminar at PLASA Show 2022

23/08/2022 - Event News

UK – Showlight will be exhibiting at PLASA Show 2022 on Stand A8 giving visitors the chance to meet some of the committee that organise this unique quadrennial event and discover more about what the event has to offer.

Backstage students power leading music festival in Denmark

23/08/2022 - Production News

Denmark – Students from Backstage Academy (UK) recently had the opportunity to showcase their skills on the international stage when they were invited to provide vital support at Denmark’s leading music festival, Grøn Koncert.

Ayrton brings new products to PLASA 2022

23/08/2022 - Event News

UK – Ayrton, which celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year, will be exhibiting its latest ground breaking LED lighting products on the stand of its exclusive UK distributor, Ambersphere Solutions (Stand C11).

Obsidian Control Systems to hold in-person training at Netherlands HQ 20-22 September

23/08/2022 - Standards News

The Netherlands – Obsidian Control Systems is hosting three in-person training sessions on the ONYX control platform at its European headquarters in Kerkrade, The Netherlands. The training sessions will take place 20, 21 and 22 September and will focus on Obsidian’s ONYX software while covering the DyLOS pixel composer, NETRON Ether DMX devices and Capture visualisation software.

MLA again bowls over South Facing audiences

23/08/2022 - Production News

UK – F ollowing the success of the inaugural South Facing Festival at the Crystal Palace Bowl last year, festival director, Marcus Weedon, requested the same formula for this year’s ten-day event. And that included Martin Audio’s ground-breaking MLA loudspeaker array, supplied once again by Capital Sound (part of the Solotech UK group).

Absolute Sounds embraces the reel-to-reel tape revival

23/08/2022 - Equipment News

UK - Absolute Sounds, the UK’s foremost high-end audio distributor, welcomes Metaxas & Sins’ brilliant reel-to-reel analogue tape machines to its peerless portfolio of exceptional audio equipment from around the globe.

City Theatrical Launches QolorFLEX NuNeon, Tunable White HiQ High CRI Linear Lighting for Film and Video

22/08/2022 - Equipment News

City Theatrical is expanding its line of QolorFLEX LED tape and accessories with a ninth type of QolorFLEX NuNeon, which brings the brightness and flexibility of QolorFLEX NuNeon linear lighting to the film and video world by combining it with City Theatrical’s HiQ High CRI LED Tape technology.

Hippotizer Nevis+ turns up the VJ volume for We are FSTVL

22/08/2022 - Production News

UK – Digital Insanity teamed up with House powerhouse Defected and Disco-House connoisseurs Glitterbox in August to deliver dazzling visuals for London’s We are FSTVL, choosing up a Hippotizer Nevis+ media server to pump out extra VJ prowess.

Gateway and Chauvet Professional Help Matt Guminski Create Intense Looks for The Cult

22/08/2022 - Production News

USA – Legendary frontman Ian Astbury and The Cult have “always been fans of warm blinder light from a low and back position,” says Matt Guminski, the band’s lighting designer, programmer, and operator.

New Ovation Réve E-3 IP From Chauvet Professional Offers Indoor/Outdoor Versatility

22/08/2022 - Equipment News

When it was introduced in March, 2021, the Ovation Rêve E-3 set a new standard for LED ellipsoidals by combining a full spectrum of saturated colours with vivid whites featuring +/- green adjustments, along with a host of other features. Now Chauvet Professional is rewriting the rule book again, with the new Ovation Réve E-3 IP, which offers all the output and performance of its popular predecessor, along with the added benefit of being an IP65-rated fixture.

Stage Audio Works prepares to host intensive workshops led by church production specialists MxU

22/08/2022 - Event News

South Africa – Professional AV specialist, Stage Audio Works, is to host two audio workshops on 12th and 13th October at 3Ci Church in Pretoria. The sessions will be run by a team from MxU, experts in church production based in Knoxville TN, who will be flying over especially for the event. Additional support will be provided by German manufacturer, d&b audiotechnik, also strong advocates of education and furtherment. Thanks to its participation alongside that of Stage Audio Works, tickets are very reasonably priced at only R750: less than half the cost of the equivalent event in the US.

Elation lighting supports one-of-a-kind night time experience at Wisconsin’s The Nature of Light: An Exploration After Dark

22/08/2022 - Project News

USA – Light has a unique ability to move us in unexpected ways and nowhere will you find that more true than at The Nature of Light: An Exploration After Dark at The Paine Art Center and Gardens, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The new immersive night time experience created by visual design practice Lightswitch in partnership with art sculpture studio HYBYCOZO and the Paine, uses a host of Elation Professional fixtures in a number of evocative and transformative outdoor environments.

Kunsthøgskolen invests in Robe ESPRITES

19/08/2022 - Project News

Norway – Kunsthøgskolen, Oslo’s National Academy of the Arts is a vibrant and high-profile university college in the Norwegian capital which is dedicated to education in design and fine art (including graphics, furniture, and clothing design) and the visual and performing arts.

Astera Titans take the right Direction for Maranatha Community Church

19/08/2022 - Project News

South Africa – Maranatha Community Church Johannesburg, South Africa, has invested in two sets of Astera Titan Tubes for its busy 3,000-seater auditorium in Kempton Park. They were purchased as part of an ongoing commitment to delivering excellent technical production for their services and events.

Will Chandler and Chauvet Professional Create Expansive Impressions on Bob Moses Tour

19/08/2022 - Production News

USA – “The perfection of art is to conceal art,” wrote the Roman philosopher Marcus Fabius Quintilianus. More than two thousand years later, the insight he expressed continues to motivate creatives everywhere, who strive to express their visions in ways that make it appear as if they have sprung forth on their own. Will Chandler is clearly among this group, as evidenced by his compelling design for Grammy winners Bob Moses, on the Canadian duo’s current summer tour.

DiGiCo delivers Quantum mechanics for Dua Lipa tour

19/08/2022 - Production News

UK – Starting with her eponymous first album release just five years ago, Dua Lipa has rapidly become an international music sensation – winner of (so far) six Brit Awards, three Grammy Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, two Billboard Music Awards, an American Music Award, and owner of two Guinness World Records – her style straddles continents and has earned her a global following. For the English star’s current Future Nostalgia world tour, Britannia Row Productions supplied DiGiCo Quantum consoles to deliver on power and functionality.

Noisily Festival raises the level with special Funktion-One sound system

19/08/2022 - Production News

UK – Noisily Festival made its return to Coney Woods in Leicestershire on 6-9 July following two years of postponements and said an emotional goodbye to its home of the last nine years with an unforgettable send off. The 7,000-capacity festival featured Funktion-One sound systems across the site, including a special surround sound setup on the main stage.

Lawo Partner PAT announces technical partnership with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

19/08/2022 - Project News

New Zealand – Lawo partner Professional Audio & Television (PAT) has announced a technical partnership with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO), in the rebuild and fit out of the historic Wellington Town Hall.

The rise of immersive audio: Progressum unifies Vivid House for Vivid Sydney 2022

19/08/2022 - Production News

Australia – In what became a must-see highlight for a record breaking 2.58 million visitors attending the 23-night Vivid Sydney 2022 Festival, Progressum at Vivid House in Darling Quarter catered for audiences up to 100 people at any one time.

Stage Right Lighting’s Ayrton Perseo investment pays off for concerts, festival and special events in the Tidewater

19/08/2022 - Production News

USA – Stage Right Lighting in Virginia Beach, Virginia expanded its Ayrton lighting inventory with 38 Perseo IP65-rated compact, multi-function luminaires, which have been flying off the shelves, according to production manager Doug Arble. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America.

Brett Eldredge on the road with impactful, multi-purpose Elation rig

19/08/2022 - Production News

USA – Bobby Glowacki does a bit of everything on country music artist Brett Eldredge’s current “Songs About You” US tour and lights the singer/songwriter using a versatile lighting rig from Elation Professional. Production design, lighting design, lighting programming, lighting operation, even lighting tech, he’s a virtual jack-of-all-lighting-trades working behind the scenes to make sure the show runs smoothly and looks its best.

Experience audio content creation at IBC 2022

18/08/2022 - Event News

The Netherlands – Today, content creation serves a multitude of media and channels from ‘prosumer’ to pro and traditional to new. Whether you are planning a full-blown TV production or are looking for an external smartphone microphone, one thing remains the same: excellent audio will make your work stand out and establish a real connection with the audience. At IBC 2022, Sennheiser, Neumann and Dear Reality will reveal how their audio solutions can lift your projects to the next level. Visitors to stand 8D50 can experience AMBEO two-channel spatial audio, learn more about Sennheiser’s upcoming EW-DX wireless system, experience the new Neumann KH 150 monitors in an immersive set-up or listen to the new, open-back Neumann NDH 30 studio headphone.

Romain Plantier and Loïc Pollet Energise Vinci Group Gala at Palais de la Bourse with Chauvet Professional

18/08/2022 - Production News

France – Visitors to the Palais de la Bourse can’t help but admire the white marble statue, near the stairs leading up to this Renaissance Revival structure. Graceful and flowing, the sculpture represents the Rivers Saône and Rhône, their arms joining together as they point confidently towards the future. It is the perfect allegory for a building that, since it opened on 25 August, 1860, has brought together the forces of commerce, industry, education and art for the betterment of its community.

PM Blue provides sound for Elbjazz 2022 with Alcons Audio

18/08/2022 - Production News

Germany – In just a few years, the Elbjazz Festival has grown into one of the most popular jazz festivals in Europe. Attractive line-ups have played just as much a part in this as the spectacular venues in the bustling port of Hamburg.

WPM Line Array tops EBV’s investment in Martin Audio

18/08/2022 - Production News

Germany – German technology service provider, EBV Veranstaltungstechnik, has invested in Martin Audio’s Wavefront Precision technology, with the purchase of a WPM line array from territorial distributors, Audio Technica Deutschland.

grandMA3 software release version 1.8 out now!

18/08/2022 - Equipment News

MA Lighting has now released the grandMA3 software version 1.8. In a very short release cycle MA presents massive workflow improvements and new functionalities in the following areas:

PROLIGHTS DeltaPix Video Panels Land at Artistic Solutions

17/08/2022 - Production News

UK – Creative audio, lighting, stage and AV design specialist, Artistic Solutions, has taken stock of almost 200 PROLIGHTS DeltaPix 48T video panels.

Ikegami configures next generation seminar room with Genelec Smart IP loudspeaker system

17/08/2022 - Project News

Japan – Founded in 1946, Ikegami Tsushinki Co., Ltd. is a Japanese manufacturer of high quality professional broadcast equipment, particularly known for its television cameras. Indeed, Ikegami introduced the world’s first portable hand-held TV camera which debuted in the US in 1962 when CBS used it to document the launch of NASA’s Aurora 7 crewed space flight. In 2022 the company, which is actively working on next-generation broadcasting standards with IP workflows, is celebrating its 75th anniversary, a milestone that has been marked by a comprehensive renovation of its office buildings in Tokyo, including a sophisticated new seminar room equipped with Smart IP loudspeakers from Genelec.

L-Acoustics A15 System Takes Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre Theatre to the Next Level

16/08/2022 - Project News

Canada – Like a cultural lighthouse beckoning visitors to Toronto’s artistic shores, the Harbourfront Centre Theatre (HCT) is the jewel in the crown that is the city’s iconic waterfront park. Seating only 350 patrons in its normal configuration, the theatre has impressively hosted intimate performances by A-list musical artists like Celine Dion and Julio Iglesias, top theatrical performances including the musical STOMP, and its own 2001 “World Leaders: A Festival of Creative Genius,” which featured appearances by Quincy Jones, Frank Gehry and Stephen Sondheim. Music, dance, theatre, or spoken word, the HCT hosts it all, and now it has a sound system that can cover every base: a new L-Acoustics A15 system designed by Toronto-based Engineering Harmonics and installed in late-2021 by Solotech.

Hippotizer Karst+ unpacks interactive, immersive projections at IKEA

16/08/2022 - Project News

UK – Scandinavian flat-pack super chain IKEA’s flagship store in Wembley, North London, is immersing potential buyers into an interactive, projection mapped environment this summer, thanks to an inspired project by Motion Mapping using Hippotizer Karst+ media servers.

Flawless Stadium Sound at Major Christian Youth Event, Courtesy of SES and Outline GTO

16/08/2022 - Production News

USA – With its roots going all the way back to 1847, the LCMS (The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod) is a traditional, confessional Lutheran denomination with 1.8 million members, making it the second-largest Lutheran body in the United States.

Robe Rocks Roskilde 2022

16/08/2022 - Production News

Denmark – Roskilde, Denmark’s largest and highest profile international music festival and a glorious and diverse celebration of music, art, activism and freedom, celebrated 50 years this year with a fantastic line-up across multiple stages, with Robe moving lights playing a major role on the famous Orange Stage and in the expansive Arena Stage venue.

Dude Perfect’s Summer Tour Goes Big with Bandit Lites and 46 Entertainment

16/08/2022 - Production News

USA – Dude Perfect is always trying to up the ante, whether its trick shots, wild stunts or a friendly competition, and in true Dude Perfect fashion, they took things to the next level with their 2022 Summer Tour. Bandit Lites partnered with 46 Entertainment to provide the lighting package for the American sports and comedy group that boasts more than 58 million subscribers and 14.6 billion views.

Ayrton appoints Pro-AVL as exclusive distributor for Vietnam

16/08/2022 - Business News

Vietnam – Ayrton has announced Pro-AVL as its new, exclusive distributor for Vietnam.

Stage Audio Works adds depth to KAUST’s Museum of Science and Technology in Islam with immersive AV solution

16/08/2022 - Project News

Saudi Arabia – The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, referred to colloquially as KAUST, is an internationally renowned science and technology institution located in Saudi Arabia. It takes its namesake from the former King of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, who decreed its foundation, intending it to “serve the people of the Kingdom and benefit all the peoples of the world”. The organisation received a $20 billion endowment, placing it amongst the most well-funded universities in the world.

SWG Events upgrade to Martin Audio WPL

15/08/2022 - Production News

UK – Long-standing Martin Audio rental partner, SWG Events, has upgraded its pro audio inventory with the acquisition of 24 of the large format Wavefront Precision WPL enclosures.

Lang goes full steam ahead into the future with Brompton Technology LED processing solutions

15/08/2022 - Business News

As one of Europe’s leading wholesalers of visual presentation technology, Lang is renowned for its passion for innovation and willingness to invest in long-term partnerships that ensure an ample supply of state-of-the-art technology of the highest calibre. The company has invested in Brompton Technology Tessera LED video processors which complement Lang’s stock of Venus and Jupiter LED panels for high-quality and high resolution applications.

George Gorton Creates Organic Rig for Dallas Smith Tour with Chauvet Professional

15/08/2022 - Production News

Canada - he lighting rig that George Gorton designed for Dallas Smith’s “Some Things Never Change Tour” took on a life of its own over the course of the early summer, seeming to expand, contract and morph in new directions with every show. That’s understandable, given how this coast-to-coast Canadian odyssey evolved.

Robe Helps Supply Chain Issues for Jack White Tour

12/08/2022 - Production News

USA – Guitar legend, enigmatic master of imagination and indie impresario Jack White – who shot to international prominence as one half of The White Stripes – is back on the road with the topically named “Supply Chain Issues” world tour, currently playing its first US leg. The artist is presenting not one, but two critically acclaimed new albums Fear of the Dawn and Entering Heaven Alive.

The Design Oasis Lights Two Rolling Loud Stages and Grounds With 800+ Chauvet Professional

12/08/2022 - Production News

USA – Summer festivals are always full of surprises for anyone working in production, and not all of them have to do with unpredictable weather. Set to light Rolling Loud’s high-profile Snipes Stage where Money Man, Big30, Sleazyworld Go, and Curren$y (who helped start the hip-hop bash back in 2015) would be performing, Abbas Ritscher expected to have spotlights for front lights but that was not an option.

Jacob Collier’s Djesse World Tour Powered by Dual dLive Systems

12/08/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – British musical prodigy Jacob Collier’s eagerly awaited Djesse world tour kicked off in April, giving fans the opportunity to see the acclaimed singer-songwriter perform live for the first time since 2019.

Void Acoustics embraces the Lonely Hearts at Glastonbury

11/08/2022 - Production News

UK – Void Acoustics embraced the energy and vibe of their first major presence at Glastonbury on the 50th Anniversary edition of the world-famous festival.

Popular Israeli TV talent show upgrades to DiGiCo Quantum 338

11/08/2022 - Production News

Israel – Ground-breaking Israeli reality TV singing competition, Rising Star, has upgraded its audio system to a flagship DiGiCo Quantum console, to take advantage of the elite range’s vast capacity and highly flexible architecture. The console is required to manage a challenging run of live shows featuring multiple performances, and servicing FOH and monitors demands from one surface.

Sky Studios Elstree Chooses Xytech’s Media Operations Platform for New Film and TV Facility

11/08/2022 - Business News

UK – First announced in 2019 and opening its doors fully later this year, Sky Studios Elstree is a joint project between Sky and NBCUniversal. The 27.5-acre, state-of-the-art complex located just north of London houses 13 sound stages, with leading media operations provider Xytech Systems offering total operational and financial control by streamlining the new film and TV studio’s internal processes across quoting, resource scheduling, cost management and reporting.

Chauvet Professional Shines Throughout Gentse Feesten

11/08/2022 - Production News

Belgium – The industrial revolution was just kicking into high gear in the mid-19th century, and a group of Belgian factory owners were concerned about the prolonged effect that the country’s long stretch of summer festivals was having on attendance at their plants. Rather than having these celebrations play out all season, they reasoned, why not consolidate them into one giant event? That way everyone could have fun at the same time, and then get back to work.

Chris Lisle and Elation keep the beat on Lollapalooza Perry’s Stage

11/08/2022 - Production News

USA – It’s been a busy year for lighting and production designer Chris Lisle and his company CLLD ( The production design firm recently wrapped up work on Lollapalooza, their sixth major event back to back, and turned to an Elation rig, including Proteus series IP65 luminaires, to light the festival’s popular Perry’s Stage.

Claypaky Sharpy Plus Fixtures Illuminate Kany García’s First Concerts in Venezuela

11/08/2022 - Production News

Venezuela – Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Kany García visited Caracas, Venezuela for the first time last May where she played two shows in the Ríos Reina Hall of the Teresa Carreño Theater. Production manager Jorge 'Mosquito' Redondo of Caracas-based OZ Shows selected Claypaky Sharpy Plus fixtures for the concerts, which were provided by Touch Me Marketing in Caracas.

Martin Audio extends Open Day programme to incorporate sister brands

10/08/2022 - Event News

UK - Martin Audio’s successful programme of biannual Open Days which are designed to coincide with the busy spring and end of summer exhibition seasons, is set to continue over three days this September (6-8), but with a twist.

Ollie Wilkinson Gives 80s' Looks a Modern Touch with Chauvet Professional

10/08/2022 - Production News

UK – When Doc and Marty hop in their DeLorean time machine in the 1980s classic “Back To The Future” and journey to our own era, they find some strange and wonderous things waiting for them. But missing among all the flying cars, hoverboards and other wonders is LED lighting.

Vari-Lite VL5LED WASH shines vivid on-brand colors for live-streamed GSK event

10/08/2022 - Production News

UK – Events solutions provider Encore collaborated with lighting designer Simon Grant in June to elevate a live-streamed corporate event for global pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Together, they specified 100 Vari-Lite VL5LED WASH luminaires from Signify to create on-brand colours and eye-catching effects that would look great on camera and on set.

Vasco Rossi Live 022 Stadium Tour

09/08/2022 - Production News

Italy – Italian superstar and showmaster Vasco Rossi roared back to live performance action this year with his “Vasco Live 2022” stadium tour which played 11 venues around Italy all of which were completely sold out.

Showlight 2023 – Calling all Showlight Exhibitors and Sponsors – it’s time!

09/08/2022 - Event News

France – It’s less than ten months until Showlight 2023 and preparations are gathering pace for this premier networking event. This will be the first in-person Showlight for six years and excitement is building rapidly as plans are made and diaries blocked out.

Martin Audio Outlines Green Policy, including commitment to plant 50,000 trees

09/08/2022 - Business News

UK – Martin Audio recently introduced a dedicated environment page to its website, detailing its approach to the climate emergency. Today, they took that a step further, announcing the funding completion for planting 50,000 trees, plus an ongoing commitment to plant another new tree for every line array cabinet sold.

L-Acoustics highlights revolutionary new LA7.16i amplified controller at PLASA Show 2022

09/08/2022 - Event News

UK – Since its unveiling during L-Acoustics keynote event in Paris this May, the revolutionary new LA7.16i amplified controller has received unanimous praise. This September will see it take pride of place on L-Acoustics stand J1, giving PLASA Show visitors the opportunity to discover how to “amplify differently”.

Super-Cool Belgian Venue Adds DiGiCo Quantum 225 for Value, Versatility and Performance

09/08/2022 - Project News

Belgium – “For me it had to be a DiGiCo. There was no other way. DiGiCo manufactures the most versatile mixing consoles by far, with excellent sound quality and without compromising in some aspects like other brands do. DiGiCo systems sound neutral and clear, which makes mixing comfortable in all situations,” stated Dominik Boiy, owner and chief engineer, Trix Antwerp.

Squeek Lights Gives Coheed and Cambria Unique Looks with 27ft Inflatable and Chauvet Professional

08/08/2022 - Production News

USA – Like some ancient deity of the underworld, Quintillian Speakers are shrouded in mystery. Even readers engrossed in the Vaxis 2 story, from which they sprang, know little about this ancient race of beings, other than that they are made of energy, and can turn up anywhere, even at this summer’s Coheed and Cambria tour across North America.

Claypaky Xtylos Fixtures Earn a Place in Coldplay’s World Tour Rig After Shining at Coldplay’s Sold-Out Seattle Concert

08/08/2022 - Production News

USA – When Grammy Award-winning Coldplay performed a sold-out show in Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena last October lighting designer Sooner Routhier of Sooner Rae Creative used 64 Claypaky Xtylos luminaires that dazzled the audience. The fixtures were the centrepiece of her design for the show that ringed a massive circular truss mounted over the stage.

Adlib's MAC Ultra inventory lights up Glasgow's TRNSMT festival

08/08/2022 - Production News

UK – The main stage of Glasgow’s TRNSMT festival featured a house lighting rig that comprised an impressive assortment of fixtures, among which were Martin Professional’s all-LED MAC Ultra Wash, MAC Ultra Performance and MAC Aura PXL. Set within the city’s Glasgow Green on 6th-10th July, TRNSMT had a line-up including Paolo Nutini, Lewis Capaldi, The Strokes, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Wolf Alice and Sam Fender.

L-Acoustics Powers Mark Tuan’s PULL-UP Concerts at Thailand’s Impact Arena

05/08/2022 - Production News

Thailand – As large-scale live shows begin to return to delight fans across Asia Pacific, one of the region’s biggest stars recently wrapped up two sold-out concerts and fan meets at Bangkok’s Impact Arena. California-born Mark Tuan made his mark on the K-Pop genre with superstar boyband Got7 and has since confirmed his place as a multi-dimensional celebrity recognised internationally as a rapper, singer, songwriter and model. The multi-purpose Impact Arena, which includes a convention centre that can be used for sporting events, conferences and concerts, was chosen as the perfect place for Mark Tuan to perform and meet with more than 10,000 fans over two nights.

Robe Helps Maluma Put Medellin on the Map!

05/08/2022 - Production News

Columbia – Not that Medellin needs putting ‘on the map’ of course, but the Colombian reggaeton superstar and the city’s very own pretty boy / dirty boy sold out its Atanasio Girardot stadium in a matter of nanoseconds for this one-off homecoming show that was as spectacular as it was popular, complete with an amazing light show created by Alain Corthout using over 200 Robe moving lights.

CPL Helps the Chill Factor for Tropic Fest Event

05/08/2022 - Production News

UK – Celebrating the spirit, joie de vivre, colour and vibrancy of live music, the arts and the essence of in-person community, technical production specialist CPL co-ordinated and delivered staging, sound, video, lighting and other associated BTS (behind the scenes) infrastructure to Tropic Fest, a two-day festival style event staged in the beautiful grounds of the historic Chillington Hall in Staffordshire.

Brit Row The “Obvious Choice” for the Smile’s Debut UK and European Tour

05/08/2022 - Production News

UK & Europe – English rock supergroup, The Smile, embarked on their first ever UK and European tour with audio support from Britannia Row Productions.

Doughty’s on track at Dublin Business School

05/08/2022 - Project News

Ireland – A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ireland (AC-ET Ireland) turned to Doughty Engineering when they were contracted by Dublin Business School (DBS) to deliver a new state-of-the-art studio space to enhance its extensive suite of programmes. DBS has evolved over the years, expanding its offerings to meet the demands of various sectors, offering subjects in business, law, finance, computing, media, arts, psychology and social science.

DiGiCo delivers transformational sound at Jan Kochanowski Theatre

04/08/2022 - Project News

Poland – With a history that dates back to 1945 and located in the heart of the beautiful city of Opole in south-western Poland, the Jan Kochanowski Theatre is one of the country’s best loved theatres. Every year since 1975, the theatre has organised one of the largest festivals in Poland, the Polish Classics Opole Theatre Confrontations bringing together an audience of thousands keen to enjoy the great classic Polish plays. This year’s festival was all the more special thanks to the recent transformation of the theatre’s four stages, which have been updated with a new sound system that includes DiGiCo digital mixing consoles, installed by integration partner M.Ostrowski.

PYTCH and Chauvet Professional Rock World Procurement Awards

04/08/2022 - Production News

UK – Rock & roll is an attitude, as much as a musical genre, according to many social historians. This attitude was on full display in all of its free-thinking, glory at the 02 Intercontinental Hotel recently as the famed site hosted the World Procurement Awards.

Claypaky Tambora Flash: A unique three in one trailblazer of a fixture to create instant impact

04/08/2022 - 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 Flash. It is the only hybrid fixture on the market that can act simultaneously as a strobe, wash and blinder, specifically designed with a modular approach for use in a linear array to offer new creative opportunities to lighting designers.

Sennheiser Digital 6000 takes centre stage with Ed Sheeran

03/08/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – Sennheiser has been an essential part of Ed Sheeran’s touring inventory since the start of his career, with his long-time production company, Major Tom, providing Sennheiser’s flagship Digital 9000 system for him in recent years. Now on a tour that takes in some of the biggest venues in the world, including London’s Wembley Stadium, the Stade De France in Paris, the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, New Zealand’s Eden Park and Sydney’s Accor Stadium, and with a show that has expanded significantly from his one man and a guitar days, a switch has been made to Sennheiser’s Digital 6000.

Dustin L. Derry Expresses Flamenco Passion with Chauvet Professional

03/08/2022 - Production News

USA – There are many reasons why Dustin L. Derry always embraces the opportunity to light dance performances. High on this list is the opportunity it affords him to depart from the conventional use of colours and patterns.

Swedish Singer/Songwriter LÉON tours with Dual dLive

03/08/2022 - Production News

Front of house engineer Clint Rowland was looking for a mixer that was both compact and versatile for his tour with Swedish music sensation LÉON. “I wanted to streamline our set-up and avoid the complications of an analogue split,” recounted Rowland. The final system included a compact Allen & Heath dLive CTi1500 19” rack-mountable control surface, along with a CDM32 MixRack for FOH.

Void Acoustics Welcomes new Head of Sales and Marketing

02/08/2022 - People News

UK – Void Acoustics has announced the appointment of Dan Moors as head of sales and marketing. Dan joins the team having previously worked in the construction and PPE sectors, and he is motivated about the challenges of working in a brand-new industry and at a time of record expansion for Void Acoustics.

Out Board returns to PLASA Show with exciting new developments on stand J5

02/08/2022 - Event News

UK – Out Board returns to this year’s PLASA Show (Olympia London, 4-6 September 2022) on stand J5, amidst one of the company’s busiest years, both in global sales and in product development.

Ayrton appoints VGD Project as exclusive distributor for Latvia and Estonia

01/08/2022 - Business News

Europe – As Ayrton continues to expand its carefully chosen network of distributors and comprehensive global customer service, it is delighted to welcome VGD Project SIA of Riga, Latvia as its newest distributor. With immediate effect, VGD Project will exclusively represent Ayrton in Latvia and Estonia.

LTM names Price general manager

01/08/2022 - People News

UK – Lift Turn Move Ltd. (LTM) has promoted Robert Price to general manager of the Wirral-based supplier of lifting and rigging equipment to the industrial and entertainment markets.

L-Acoustics brings maximum versatility and sonic excellence to Warsaw’s Konopacki Palace

01/08/2022 - Project News

Poland – Erected in the 19th century at the request of Ksawery Konopacki, the Konopacki Palace is located on Strzelecka Street in the heart of Warsaw's bohemian Praga district, known as Nowa Praga (New Praga). After major reconstruction works on this Neo-Renaissance style building, the Konopacki Palace finally re-opened its doors as the second home of Praga Cultural Centre in September last year. It offers its auditorium, gallery and outdoor terrace for various functions including music concerts, art and an open-air cinema. Such versatility of events required an equally flexible sound system, with L-Acoustics Polish distributor, Audio Plus, delivering Syva, X Series and A Series systems to bring versatility and cutting-edge audio to one of Warsaw’s newest cultural sites.