News Archive for September 2022

Incubus Tours with Stellar L-Acoustics K1 System and VIP Mixhalo Experience

30/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Over the past 30 years, California rock band Incubus has sold more than 23 million albums and headlined numerous music festivals and tours around the world. The group’s latest Live Nation-promoted US trek, billed as the 2022 Summer Tour, with openers Sublime with Rome and The Aquadolls, recently performed at 27 amphitheatres and pavilions across the country between 24 July and 3 September, with sound reinforcement provider Clair Global carrying an L-Acoustics K Series system, augmented with extra content for fans in an on-stage VIP area via the Mixhalo real-time audio application.

Phish Hit the Road with Robe for Summer Tour

30/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Phish delivered a fantastic summer tour experience for fans in North America, uniting another highly talented collaborative lighting team of Chris Kuroda, long-time lighting designer for Phish, and associate designer Andrew 'Gif' Giffin, who have created a dynamic and eye-catching design with the help of 72 Robe Tetra2 moving LED bars and 60 Robe Spiiders.

CPL Rocks the Video Look at Camper Calling 2022

30/09/2022 - Production News

UK – CPL, via Urban Audio Productions, supplied a full video design and production package (screens, cameras and control) to the 2022 Camper Calling festival which ran for three glorious days over the August Bank Holiday weekend at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire.

Victorien Cayzeele Calls on Chauvet Professional to Create Connective Looks for Soprano Tour

30/09/2022 - Production News

France – There are certain words that come up often in reviews of Soprano’s live shows. “Energetic” is certainly one, an obvious choice for anyone who has seen this dynamic performer on stage. “Flawless” is another, a tribute to his impeccably tight flow as a rapper. Beyond these flattering terms that speak to the star’s talent however, there are others that define a personal quality that truly makes his shows special for fans; they revolve around words like “openness,” “inclusion,” and “connectivity.”

LANY Lighting Shines with Bandit Lites

30/09/2022 - Production News

USA – American pop rock band LANY recently wrapped up their 34-city “Summer Forever” tour with a lighting system supplied by Bandit Lites. The band, named as an acronym for Los Angeles and New York, is comprised of the duo Paul Jason Klein and Jake Clifford Goss. LANY boasts four studio albums, several EPs, more than 3.5 billion song streams, and over 750 million video views.

Fat Sound, Slim Size: Alcons Introduces The LFE18sl Subwoofer

30/09/2022 - Equipment News

Recently CEDIA Award nominee Blackroom and home cinema specialist Pulse Cinemas both integrated the CRMS-LFE18sl subwoofer in their new demonstration rooms. The CRMS-LFE18sl is a slim-sized reference subwoofer system for very demanding listening applications, delivering an accurate bass and sub response for a maximum quality audible and sensible performance.

L-Acoustics Empowers the Audio DNA of Six Senses Ibiza

30/09/2022 - Project News

Ibiza – Conceived and designed by architect Jonathan Leitersdorf, Six Senses nestles into the rock of the northern tip of the Balearic Island of Ibiza.

ROE Visual Celebrates Milestone of the Film-Centric Black Pearl 2

30/09/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – ROE Visual has announced the news of over 100,000 panels of its Black Pearl 2 series in virtual production use around the world. This figure represents a major milestone for the team and marks the undisputed market position of ROE Visual in this market segment. The latest model in the series, the BP2V2, is world-renowned for its on-screen performance, quickly solidifying it as “The Gold Standard in Virtual Production.”

Theatre Royal Plymouth Launches New-to-Industry Technical Residency in Honour of Lighting Technician

30/09/2022 - Standards News

UK – Theatre Royal Plymouth has launched a new-to-industry technical residency in memory of former lighting technician, Andy Harman, who tragically lost his life in 2021. The Harman Technical Residency will be a first of its kind in the theatre industry, with TRP hoping this new offering could be replicated across the country.

Chauvet Professional and Squeek Lights Help Richard Fong Create Distinct Looks for Joywave and iDKhow

29/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Lighting a co-headline tour can, at times, be a tricky proposition, especially when one of the acts wants to build its show around a car wash theme, complete with a sawn-off Corvette on stage, while the other opts for a more romantic setting. Richard Fong faced this situation when he was called upon to light “The Welcome To Hellvetica Tour,” featuring Joywave and iDKhow.

OneRepublic’s Never Ending Summer Tour Goes and Goes on DiGiCo Quantum Consoles

29/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Following a lengthy five-year touring hiatus, North American fans of OneRepublic were justifiably thrilled to catch the Colorado Springs-founded band on its recent Never Ending Summer Tour, which stopped at more than 40 arenas, theatres, amphitheatres and pavilions between early July and mid-September. Equally elated were FOH engineer Justin Ripley and monitor engineer Dave McMullin to be manning their mixes on a pair of DiGiCo Quantum7 consoles provided by Nashville’s Spectrum Sound, which supplied the control and PA packages for the tour.

ViewSonic Unveils Industry-First Foldable 135” All-in-One LED Display Solution Kit

29/09/2022 - Equipment News

ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, introduces the industry-first 135” all- in-one direct view LED Display Solution Kit with a foldable screen. The foldable design significantly reduces the packaging size by nearly 50%, compared to the previous generation, offering greater convenience for transportation. With pre-assembled systems and a built-in motorised stand, this solution kit is ready for instant use, perfect for events, exhibitions, or any short-term usage.

Gus Martinez Sets Stage for Marca MP at MGM Grand with Chauvet Professional

29/09/2022 - Production News

USA – A “spirit of joy,” as one critic described it, runs through the music of Marca MP. Anyone who’s ever listened to this California-based band would find it next to impossible not to agree with that assessment. The quartet’s lively blend of banda, mariachi, and ranchera has an uplifting effect on fans, getting them on their feet, dancing, stomping, and singing along, as everyday concerns seem to float away with the music.

Martin Audio Wavefront Precision brings explosive sound to Nagaoka Fireworks

28/09/2022 - Production News

Japan – Held annually over two days along the banks of the Shinano River in Japan’s Nagaoka City, Nagaoka Fireworks Festival resumed in August after a three-year break. The spectacular show was accompanied by Martin Audio WPC and WPS line arrays, which were adopted as the main sound system.

Elation Artiste Mondrian lights Mexican singers Lucero and Mijares at Mexico City’s Auditorio Nacional

28/09/2022 - Production News

Mexico – In June, the show “¡Hasta que se nos hizo!” was presented at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City where renowned Mexican singers Lucero and Manuel Mijares delighted the audience with a litany of hits from over 40 years in the entertainment industry. Axel Rebollo, in charge of lighting and production design for the show, used Elation Professional’s 51,000-lumen Artiste Mondrian LED profile FX moving head, along with Chorus Line 16 and Protron 3K Color, to highlight the set and ran the amazing show using an NX2 console by Obsidian Control Systems.

LD Giovanni Pinna lights up the Campari Boat-in Cinema event at the Venice Film Festival with 100 Claypaky Sharpy Plus Aqua units

28/09/2022 - Production News

Italy – One hundred Claypaky Sharpy Plus Aqua fixtures were deployed at the Venetian Arsenal from 31 August to 10 September 2022 for the Campari Boat-In Cinema event at the time-honoured Venice International Film Festival.

dLive is Platform of Choice for Historic Cain’s Ballroom

28/09/2022 - Project News

USA – In 2018, sound engineer Jeremy Grodhaus was looking for the right audio consoles for historic music venue Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he works as the A1. Their previous front of house and monitor consoles were growing long in the tooth, and Grodhaus wanted a platform that would tick all the right boxes while future-proofing them for years to come.

HelixNet and FreeSpeak II dramatically streamline workflow and connectivity for 2022 National Geographic’s annual Explorer’s Conference

27/09/2022 - Production News

USA – A digital Clear-Com system deployed across National Geographic’s sprawling campus by Washington, D.C.-based Clear-Com partner, FC-Production, allowed the 2022 Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year Awards celebrations to proceed more fluidly than ever before.

Hippotizer Karst+ proves catwalk ready for Miss Finland event

27/09/2022 - Production News

Finland – The annual Miss Finland pageant was broadcast live on TV from Helsinki’s Valkoinen Sali hall in September, with contestants strutting their stuff backed by LED screens driven by Hippotizer Karst+ media servers.

Outline update: major revision of preset library (now with Manufacturer EQ)

27/09/2022 - Equipment News

Thanks to a massive process of revision, optimisation and overall re-adjustment, the preset library for Outline loudspeaker systems powered by amplifiers of both the GTA and TTM platforms has recently been upgraded and enriched by numerous “Manufacturer EQ” functions, bespoke to both point-source and line-array products of every range and series.

Another Monumental Event for Robe

27/09/2022 - Production News

France – DJ, music producer and creative live experience imitator Michael Canitrot presented another innovative ‘Monumental’ show, this time in front of the incredible Cathedral Notre-Dame of Laon in the city of Aisne in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Bandit Lites Adds Paul Strom to Sales and Integration Team

27/09/2022 - People News

USA – The close of 2022 and the start of the New Year is going to see Bandit Lites reaching an entirely new level of demand across all departments. To meet the expansion, Bandit Lites has announced the hiring of industry veteran Paul Strom to the sales and integration team.

Ayrton Domino LT shines for Showtec at Singapore National Day Parade

27/09/2022 - Production News

Singapore – Showtec, one of the largest rental companies in South East Asia, purchased 40 Ayrton Domino LT luminaires from Total Solution Marketing Pte Ltd, Ayrton's exclusive distributor for Singapore, recently. The fixtures were subsequently used for the prestigious Singapore National Day Parade on 9th August 2022, one of the biggest events to be held in Singapore.

DiGiCo Quantum338 Consoles Aren’t Subject to Change for Kelsea Ballerini

27/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Country-pop singer/songwriter Kelsea Ballerini just released her fifth studio album, Subject to Change, on 23 September, following it up with the first US leg of her Heartfirst Tour kicking off at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall the very next day. What hasn’t changed, however, is her audio crew’s reliance on a pair of DiGiCo Quantum338 mixing consoles that Nashville-based Spectrum Sound has been supplying the artist with since her opening slot on last fall's Happiness Begins Tour with Jonas Brothers and Jordan McGraw.

All aboard! M/S Viking Glory is on the right tack with L-Acoustics

27/09/2022 - Project News

Finland – Owned and operated by Viking Line Abp, a Finnish shipping company and a market-leading brand in passenger traffic on the northern Baltic Sea, Viking Glory is the latest addition to Viking Line’s fleet and commenced its daily voyages between Stockholm, Mariehamn and Turku in March 2022. Built at Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry’s shipyard in China, Viking Glory features many advanced, innovative technologies that make her one of the most environmentally friendly vessels in the world. Also on board is the state-of-the-art L-Acoustics sound system that augments the experience of travelling through some of the world’s most magnificent archipelagos by offering an unparalleled sonic experience.

Showlight 2023 – There’s still time to submit your Papers ideas!

27/09/2022 - Event News

France – Showlight reminds you that there is still time to submit your suggestions for Papers for the Showlight quadrennial next May.

DiGiCo’s Quantum technology delivers excellent performance and sound brilliance to Seongnam-si Atrium

27/09/2022 - Project News

South Korea – Officially opened in March this year, Seongnam-si Atrium was built on the site of the old Civic Centre next to the Seongnam Medical Centre building in Taepyeong-dong, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam-si. The building’s 4943 square metres spans six floors, four of them below ground, it features a 645-seat grand theatre and a smaller 200-seat theatre, both with access to a DiGiCo Quantum 338 and Quantum 225 mixing console, as well as offices for local art groups.

Creamfields’ concept stage a big success for Solotech and Martin Audio WPL

27/09/2022 - Production News

UK – cinch presents Creamfields North celebrated its 25th anniversary in style in the village of Daresbury, its home since 2006. The site in Cheshire again played host to the dance world’s premier brand, and with it a selection of global DJ superstars over August Bank Holiday weekend.

Audient Audio Interfaces Go Down a Storm at Decoy Studios’ VIP Writing Camps

27/09/2022 - Production News

UK – Audient’s iD14 and iD44 were essential pieces of kit for this summer’s writing camps hosted at Cenzo Townshend’s Suffolk-based Decoy Studios. Attended by industry giants including Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi, Clean Bandit, Sam Smith, Anne-Marie, Stargate, Medusa, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Max Martin, Steve Mac, Billen Ted and many others, the writing camps have been so popular that further audio interfaces were needed to meet demand!

Elation LED lighting system to benefit Belgium’s GC De Kroon theatre for years to come

27/09/2022 - Project News

Belgium – This summer, community centre and local theatre GC De Kroon in Bocholt, Belgium, invested in a new Elation LED lighting package just in time for the new theatre season. The new energy-efficient lighting upgrade includes both stage and house lighting fixtures, a dynamic state-of-the-art system that will serve the local performance community well into the future.

L-Acoustics K2 is the Coolest Choice for Twenty One Pilots’ Icy Tour

26/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, better known as Twenty One Pilots, have released six studio albums, including last year’s Scaled and Icy, which nabbed the Top Rock Album prize at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. After an extensive European festival run earlier this year and the duo’s international Takeover Tour in late 2021, Twenty One Pilots is now out on The Icy Tour, its second North American trek supporting the album. Clair Global has been serving as the artists’ touring sound reinforcement provider since January and is carrying an L-Acoustics K2 system for the current arena run.

Gerko Arends joins Eurotruss as Chief Operating Officer

26/09/2022 - People News

The Netherlands – Eurotruss BV has announced the appointment of Gerko Arends as chief operating officer, effective from 1st of April 2023.

Ambersphere Solutions adds young talent

26/09/2022 - People News

UK – Ambersphere Solutions has announced the hire of two new members of staff: Xena Tick as a marketing executive and Seamus Clarke as a service bench technician.

Anolis at PLASA 2022

23/09/2022 - Event News

UK – Architectural and entertainment LED lighting brand Anolis enjoyed a busy and successful PLASA (Professional Lighting & Sound Association) expo, at the Grand Hall of London’s Olympia earlier this month, where Anolis showed its new Calumma product series for the first time at a UK expo, also highlighting its Eminere and Ambiane products.

Astera Instrumental in Lighting the Free Fall

23/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Cinematographer and DoP James Kniest’s impressive international career has included lighting several high-profile horror genre movies including the recently released The Free Fall directed by Adam Stilwell, on which he enjoyed using Astera Titan and Helios Tubes to provide multiple lighting solutions.

ROE Visual sets Foot Aground in the United Kingdom Announcing New Staff and Opening a UK-based Office

23/09/2022 - Business News

UK – ROE Visual has announced the establishment of ROE Visual UK and the appointment of Nick Shaw as business development director for the UK. ROE Visual aims to strengthen its marketing position with this move to open a base for operations at Production Park and hire new staff. The subsidiary ROE Visual UK sales office will offer direct support and service in the local market, in order to enhance and grow ROE Visual's sales opportunities in the UK.

Scott Holthaus and Leif Dixon Rev Up Red Hot Chili Peppers Tour with Chauvet Professional

23/09/2022 - Production News

USA – “We are deeply grateful and savouring every nanosecond of this,” Flea proclaimed to fans at the start of one Friday night show on the Red Hot Chili Peppers Global Stadium Tour. It’s a safe bet that everyone in the sold out arena knew exactly how the legendary bass guitarist felt. None of them would have traded that moment either, as they joined the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band on a two-hour musical odyssey that wove its way beautifully through classic hits and new material, with plenty of spontaneous bursts of silky, smooth jams thrown in.

Havo Upgrade Headquarters with Allen & Heath’s AHM-64

23/09/2022 - Project News

The Netherlands – From humble beginnings in 1963, Dutch company Havo has grown into one of the leading producers of clay, paint and modelling materials for the educational and hobbyist markets, both under its premium Creall brand and via its private label production services for clients across the globe.

Prague’s Musical Theatre Karlín opts for DiGiCo Quantum 7T

23/09/2022 - Project News

Czech Republic – Located on the outskirts of Karlín near Florenc in Prague, the Musical Theatre Karlín (Czech: Hudební divadlo Karlín) is one of the oldest and most beautiful theatres in the Czech Republic. With its lively entertainment programme predominantly consisting of operettas and musical productions, the 141-year theatre was built by the city and is its largest theatre after the Prague State Opera. As part of a major update to the technical infrastructure of its main stage, the Musical Theatre Karlín has recently invested in DiGiCo’s Quantum 7T with EX-007 fader expansion surface, supplied and installed by DiGiCo’s Czech distributor, Pro Music.

Tissot Arena Biel Upgrades Sound System with Alcons

23/09/2022 - Project News

Switzerland – Opened in 2015, the sports complex called Tissot Arena in Biel, Switzerland, features an ice hockey arena with a secondary field, a soccer stadium, a curling hall and four outdoor sports grounds. Eclipse AG, also based in Biel, has been providing extensive technical support to the venue for a number of years. The ice hall, offering a capacity of 7,000 people, is home to EHC Biel, a team competing in the National League, Switzerland's premier ice hockey league.

ECM Meets the Needs of the Swiss Theatrical Market with a Variety of Claypaky Fixtures

23/09/2022 - Project News

Switzerland – Electric Claudio Merlo Lighting Equipment S.A. (ECM), a stage lighting equipment supplier and Claypaky distributor in Taverne, Switzerland, has been working non-stop to fill the needs of professional theatres across Switzerland.

Britannia Row Productions Acquires Skan

23/09/2022 - Business News

UK – Britannia Row Productions, a Clair Global company, has announced the acquisition of fellow UK-based sound reinforcement provider, Skan, to offer an even more comprehensive level of service and support to both firms’ existing and future clients. The transaction was finalised this month.

Wakefield’s creative leaders CAPA College and Backstage Academy announce new partnership with exciting plans for world-class Arts Education collaboration

23/09/2022 - Standards News

UK - A brand-new partnership between two of the country’s leading Creative Arts organisations: CAPA College and Backstage Academy has been announced. From their respective corners of Wakefield, West Yorkshire, these two pioneering organisations have been shaping the future of performing arts, production arts, live events and arts education for the past two decades with an influence that extends from the West End stage to Hollywood film production to the global tours of such musical giants as Ed Sheeran, Beyonce and Jay-Z. Now CAPA College and Backstage Academy are joining forces for the first time to further enhance Yorkshire’s reputation for world-class Arts Education.

PlugFest returns to France in 2023 for lighting product testing event

23/09/2022 - Event News

France – PlugFest, the technical event for entertainment lighting interoperability, returns to Lille in France from 7-9 March 2023.

AdagioPRO appointed new Elation Professional distributor in Spain

22/09/2022 - Project News

Spain – Elation Professional has announced that AdagioPRO, a division of Holmusic, has been appointed the exclusive distributor for Elation Professional products in Spain. The distribution partnership goes into immediate effect and covers the distribution of Elation Lighting, Obsidian Control Systems and Magmatic atmospheric effects products.

Ricardo Bacelar – embracing a different way of thinking

22/09/2022 - Production News

Brazil – When it comes to different microphone recording techniques and recording methods, there are many routes one can follow. According to renowned Brazilian pianist, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Ricardo Bacelar it should be all about creating quality music where rules can, and should, be challenged.

Cornerstone Church Upgrades with Allen & Heath PRIME

22/09/2022 - Project News

USA – Last year, Cornerstone Church in Ohio was looking to replace its main audio console with something more reliable, so they reached out to local installation experts TechArts for recommendations. “They were already using dLive at monitors,” recalled TechArts operations manager Christian Spurlock, “so the decision was made to change out their front of house console for a dLive S5000 since it was familiar to them.”

4Wall and Chauvet Professional Help Motion Student Conference Maintain Consistently Engaging Looks

22/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Ideally, change should put new ideas in motion. When it does, good results invariably happen. The production team that created dynamic looks for the Church of the Highland’s aptly named Motion Student Conference demonstrated this in convincing fashion recently.

Leyard Europe takes flight on Roger Waters’ epic North American ‘Farewell’

22/09/2022 - Production News

Americas – Regarded as his ‘first farewell tour’, rock legend, Roger Waters, has embarked on a marathon four-month tour of North America, Canada and Mexico, showcasing music from across his incredible career, with an ambitious 360 immersive production based around a CarbonLight Series LED screen from world-leading manufacturer, Leyard. Building on Waters’ legacy of technically renowned visual productions, the ‘This is Not a Drill’ tour develops visual storytelling even further to create a truly immersive experience, staging the production for the first time in-the-round, with an awe-inspiring, lightweight 650 square metre, cross-shaped Leyard screen, suspended from the roof as the centrepiece, provided by video equipment suppliers, Universal Pixels (UP).

disguise Launches Cloud Solution for the Media and Entertainment Industry

22/09/2022 - Business News

UK – disguise has announced the launch of disguise Cloud, a new suite of cloud-ready applications for the media and entertainment industry. Available on a free starter plan, disguise Cloud is built to enable end-to-end remote collaboration across any M&E production. Whether it's for simple video playback or a complex project with 3D files, disguise Cloud will make collaboration easy by seamlessly connecting remote clients to technical operators and directors on set.

Captivate AV leaps to new heights with DiGiCo’s Quantum 338

22/09/2022 - Project News

Australia – Employing a host of premium audio, lighting and video systems to create immersive experiences, Captivate AV has been a proud provider of full production services on the Gold Coast since 2016. The company specialises in events and installations, carefully crafting bespoke audio-visual solutions for corporate events, schools, houses of worship, festivals, artists and beyond. Enjoying vast accomplishments in the events space, the business’s expanding system requirements prompted an investment in a DiGiCo Quantum 338 mixing console to raise production values.

Yamaha is on the Money at the Library of Mistakes

22/09/2022 - Project News

UK – Edinburgh’s Library of Mistakes is a unique, free learning resource, which focuses on the world's business and financial history. Its recent move to new premises has seen Yamaha processing and speakers installed to assist with its programme of lectures, live streams and podcasts.

Coheed and Cambria summer tour with Squeek Lights and Artiste Picasso

22/09/2022 - Production News

USA – One of the most original bands in rock, Coheed and Cambria weave an imaginative tale across multiple albums through storytelling and hard driving music. The latest chapter in the Amory Wars storyline, which plays out on their new album “Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind,” was presented live to fans across the country on a summer tour with Elation Artiste Picasso luminaires helping to sculpt the mythical universe.

CT and HOLOPLOT Open Day

22/09/2022 - Event News

UAE – Creative Technology brought audio to the limelight last week when it invited HOLOPLOT, the Berlin-based pro audio company to the Middle East to demo the X1 innovative audio technology to its clients, partners and friends at its headquarters in Dubai.

PMC Comes to the Aid of Dror Mohar After His Own Monitors Go AWOL

22/09/2022 - Production News

UK – Recording engineer, sound designer and mixer Dror Mohar is a fan of PMC professional monitors, describing them as the ‘ultimate tool’ and a game changer in terms of how he works. He is so convinced by their performance that he now owns two PMC systems, one in his studio in Los Angeles and one that travels the world with him so he can have PMC sound quality wherever he is.

Amnesia Ibiza upgrades Main Room to KV2

21/09/2022 - Project News

Ibiza – Amnesia is the home of music lovers all over the world and perhaps Ibiza’s most iconic club with a global reputation to match. First opened in 1974, Amnesia has become a leading light in one of the club scene’s key locations and is home to some of the best-known electronic music artists from around the world. After lying dormant for two years, the venue opened to a packed-out night in late May, which ran for an impressive 18 hours. Amnesia favourites such as Mar-T and Jamie Jones were in attendance, as were the club’s famed dancers, decked out in shiny metallic gear. The night was made even more special as it was also the inauguration of the brand new KV2 sound system in the Main Room, a much-anticipated event since KV2 was installed in the Terrace in 2019, taking the Amnesia sound experience to another level.

#WeMakeEvents BikeFest London 2022 raises nearly £2,000 for industry charities

21/09/2022 - Event News

UK – On Saturday 3rd September, a team of entertainment technology industry professionals cycled from SFL in Reading to the Royal Albert Hall in time for PLASA Show in London. The annual ‘BikeFest’ event raises money for industry charities, while nurturing cross-industry camaraderie in a fun and challenging way.

Chauvet Professional Helps Massive Productions Mirror Excitement on Identical Stages

21/09/2022 - Production News

Curaçao – The music, dancing and partying never stop during Hak’e, a Curaçao Summer Festival that’s a highlight of one of the Caribbean’s largest carnivals. By the time summer rolls around the carnival season is long past, but even so the partying never stops on the island. This year, the producers of Hak’e Jump-In decided to sprinkle some of their fun spirit for two consecutive nights in August. They got together and organised the Hak’e Curaçao Summer Festival, an event that featured food stands selling ‘bitterballen’, ‘pastechi’ and other popular Curaçao street food, speciality bars, and a steady flow of music from local artists.

Theatre Projects celebrates its 65th anniversary all September long

21/09/2022 - Business News

USA – This month, Theatre Projects celebrates 65 years in business; that’s 65 years shaping performance spaces, innovating in all areas of entertainment design and collaborating with creative communities across the globe to reimagine the way we tell stories. All month long, Theatre Projects will be sharing memories on social channels and inviting followers to contribute their own stories and photos via an online memory book.

Burning Mountain Festival 2022 Features Funktion-One’s ‘Captivating’ Vero VX

21/09/2022 - Production News

Switzerland – Mixing a psytrance infused melting pot of colour, light, art and community, Burning Mountain Festival 2022 brought a new energy to the stunning landscape of the Swiss Alps for four days at the end of June. Both stages featured Funktion-One sound, including Vero VX on the main stage, supplied by Austria’s Nomex Eventtechnik with support from Force Production (Czech Republic) and an Evo system from Lylava (Switzerland) on the second stage.

Clear-Com Systems Deliver a Dynamic and Engaging Live Event Experience for PUBG Nations Cup Esports Event

21/09/2022 - Production News

Thailand – When the PUBG Nations Cup – one of the biggest tournaments in esports – returned to a live audience format in June 2022, event producers One Up Solutions and Banana Culture were well-equipped to deliver a dynamic experience. The two teams deployed a hybrid intercom network using the Clear-Com Eclipse HX Pico digital matrix and FreeSpeak II digital wireless systems for reliable, high-quality and seamless audio communications among technical teams, stage crews and talent.

SWG Events specify MLA Compact for spectacular Hampton Court Palace Festival

21/09/2022 - Production News

UK – Having routinely specified Martin Audio’s MLA Compact PA for festival shows where sensitive off site noise has been an issue, along with the smaller MLA Mini on corporate events, Bristol-based SWG Events has continued its long tradition.

YouTube ‘Extreme’ Drummer Blown Away by EVO 16

20/09/2022 - Production News

UK – “EVO 16 has opened so many new possibilities,” says intense, energetic drummer and content producer, Tobines after having tried out the new audio interface for the first time. As it happened, he set up in a warehouse in Leeds. “Recording in weird and unexpected locations is the vibe I’m going for,” he explains. “I want to create unique and entertaining videos based around drums and music.”

Fusion World Music Festival

20/09/2022 - Production News

Croatia – Lighting designer Sven Kučinić was asked to create a spectacular look for the brand-new Fusion World Music Festival in Split, Croatia, a brand new two-day event which featured 12 leading SouthEast European acts over two nights, utilising the same site as ULTRA Europe in central Split.

Donny Osmond Las Vegas Residency a success with Tom Sutherland design and full Elation rig

20/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Donny Osmond recently completed his 100th solo residency show at Harrah’s Las Vegas beneath a rig of 140 Elation luminaires with lighting design by Tom Sutherland of DX7 Design. Just getting started in what is expected to be a multi-year residency, Osmond opened the show, “Donny,” last September less than two years after he and his sister Marie Osmond ended their hugely successful 11-year Vegas residency.

Infinity Raccoon P14/4 – a very high-quality RGBM parcan

20/09/2022 - Equipment News

Infinity introduces its newest and most modern LED parcan, engineered in Europe: the Raccoon P14/4. This very high-brightness, high-CRI, IP65-rated parcan with XY control mode is intended for professional applications where brightness and/or quality are of high importance. Its 14 extremely bright LEDs can produce four colours each: red, green, blue and mint. They can be switched between maximum brightness and maximum colour quality mode. The top-of-the-line control options are fitting for a high-end fixture like the Raccoon P14/4.

Hybrid flexibility in the spotlight at Polish multi-purpose venue

20/09/2022 - Project News

Poland – The CEKiS Culture and Art Centre in the city of Skierniewice, in the central Polish province of Łódź, recently completed major renovation, begun in 2019, just prior to the pandemic. The new project’s complete redesign of the facility resulted in a 300-seat multi-purpose culture and art centre for concerts, theatre shows and film projection. The tender was arranged in a “design and build” model, allowing contractors to submit proposals for a design and equipment solution, instead of an ‘enforced’ list of equipment, as in many cases.

New Chauvet Professional Rogue IP65 Outcast Fixtures Meet Weight Challenge

20/09/2022 - Equipment News

With their IP65 rating, the just-introduced Rogue Outcast 1L Beam and Rogue Outcast 2X Washes are designed to excel outdoors in all weather conditions, but that’s just the beginning! Thanks to their innovative lightweight aluminium-magnesium alloy housing, these newcomers are also ideally suited to deliver stellar results indoors at clubs, conference centres and live music venues.

Hall County School District Enrolls Renkus-Heinz Sound Solutions

20/09/2022 - Project News

USA – Northeast of Gainesville, Ga, lies Hall County School District, home to 37 public schools pre-K through 12th grade providing education for nearly 28,000 students. As education facilities of all sizes have faced a tough few years, technical renovations, specifically audio upgrades, are mission critical for students to have positive learning outcomes. To aid this smooth transition into a new era of education, the entirety of Hall County School District is currently undergoing a multi-year, multi-location technical renovation including installing Renkus-Heinz sound solutions across each campus.

QC-Check sought out at PLASA Show as simple, embedded solution to time-consuming and impractical testing

20/09/2022 - Event News

Data Strategy welcomed the many conversations from new and returning customers at this year’s PLASA Show (4-6 September, Olympia London) where the company demonstrated the industry’s first choice cable and electrical safety workhorse, the QC-Check workstation, as well as some of the QC-Check’s most popular add-on modules, including VeriCal, Power-Check LOLER inspection and SimplyPATS integration software.

All Round Great Decision to Invest in Robe

16/09/2022 - Production News

Denmark – AllRound Lyd + Lys (Light & Sound) is a well-established and respected Danish rental company based in Struer, a key Danish railway hub and home to famous radio and TV manufacturer, Bang & Olufsen. The company was started by owner Laurs Pedersen originally as a music tech enterprise which then grew and diversified into lighting, sound and now LED to meet client demand.

Julien Reux Creates Collaborative Looks for Blackbear at Red Rocks with Chauvet Professional

16/09/2022 - Production News

USA – “Great things in business are never done by one person,” wrote legendary Apple founder Steve Jobs. Replace the word “business” with “production,” and Julien Reux would readily agree with that. The young, talented Los Angeles-based LD experienced the power of collaboration first-hand recently when he lit a Red Rocks show for pop punk star Blackbear.

Ayrton's Diablo S proves Total Solution for Trio AV in Singapore

16/09/2022 - Production News

Singapore – Total Solution Marketing, Ayrton’s exclusive distributor for the Singapore region, has o announced the purchase of 24 Ayrton Diablo S LED profile fixtures by Trio AV.

Showtec Solaris – Lasers from another galaxy!

16/09/2022 - Equipment News

Showtec introduces its most powerful series of laser effect units: Solaris. The Solaris series is intended for professional applications and consists of four powerful models, ranging from 3,000 to a staggering 11,000 mW. The models with integrated Pangolin FB4 module unlock the professional QuickShow control software, which is a formidable tool to design your laser show. These powerful laser effects are approaching a high-end professional level. They are Showtec’s first laser effect series with this much quality and power; power from another galaxy now made available to you!

Christie expands MicroTiles LED line-up with launch of 0.75mm and 1.0mm pixel pitches

16/09/2022 - Equipment News

Christie has announced the launch of two new pixel pitches of its award-winning MicroTiles LED. The new 0.75mm and 1.0mm models add to the existing line-up of 1.25 and 1.5mm pixel pitches, and offer increased reliability, efficiency, and enhanced durability.

Anolis for Rakkestad theatre

16/09/2022 - Project News

Norway – An Anolis Ambiane and Eminere auditorium lighting installation is part of a complete revamp at the Rakkestad Theatre, a busy community hub and performance venue serving the Rakkestad municipality and surrounding areas of this thriving and diverse Norwegian agricultural heartland.

New ETC Library App Makes Technical Documentation More Accessible

16/09/2022 - Equipment News

ETC has released a new ETC Library App, making ETC documentation accessible from one convenient location. Through the app, users can easily view and share datasheets, brochures and other standard technical documentation for all ETC products. The ETC Library App replaces the former ETC Product Portfolio and is hosted on an entirely new platform.

Michael Ledesma and Elation keep up with Carlos Santana on “Miraculous Supernatural Tour”

15/09/2022 - Production News

USA - When lighting Carlos Santana you’ve got to be on your toes. “It all changes on a dime,” says Santana lighting designer Michael Ledesma of the 75-year-old rock and guitar icon. “A set list comes out before a show but it’s just a suggestion. We don’t know where he’s going at any given moment. A song starts but then he takes off into other songs within a song and the band follows and we do too!”

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand’s display colors take flight with a full lighting solution from Vari-Lite

15/09/2022 - Project News

New Zealand – Visitors to The Air Force Museum of New Zealand are seeing its collection of historic aircraft in a whole new light, thanks to a new LED rig and control solution from Vari-Lite, the originators of the modern moving head and a Signify entertainment lighting brand.

Chameleon Rental’s Versatile Green Future Festival Rig Features Chauvet Professional

15/09/2022 - Production News

Serbia – When they entered the pastoral grounds of the ÁRKÁD Green Future Festival with its wide open meadows and forested trails on the banks of the Tisa River, visitors experienced an immediate sense of freedom. It was a welcomed, liberating mood that would later be heightened by the music performed on the event’s two stages, a captivating electronic mix that swept away everyday concerns and immersed fans in a heightened sensory experience.

PMC Studio London Hosts Beyond the Mix’s First Pro Audio Seminar

15/09/2022 - Standards News

UK – Collaborative and networking initiative Beyond The Mix is holding a one-day seminar on 7th October 2022 to showcase mixing techniques to aspiring producers and engineers.

Creative Technology’s DiGiCo SD12 investment paying dividends

15/09/2022 - Production News

Creative Technology (CT) has invested in multiple DiGiCo SD12s in recent years, with the two it has in its hire stock now including the theatre-specific T software. “Theatre and CT is evolving rapidly and we’re very busy with it and were keen to invest in the T software as soon as it was released,” says CT’s Andy Johnson. “It was the right decision as the SD12T give us the ideal surface in theatre world, allowing a designer and operator to work on it simultaneously. It also gives us a very capable console for monitors, festival FOH and any corporate live sound FOH. In fact, it ticks all the boxes in all our markets.”

Craig Richter Reflects Time Hoping Sound of Halestorm with Chauvet Professional

14/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Every once in a while, Craig Richter runs into someone who isn’t familiar with the music of Halestorm, despite his Grammy-winning client’s cult-like following. When that happens, the he has a ready answer: “I always tell them ‘this is modern rock with deeply classic roots,” said the Nashville-based LD.

Claypaky presents a wide range of products at Plasa with features never seen before on the market

14/09/2022 - Event News

UK – Claypaky took part in PLASAS 2022, welcoming a large number of industry professionals and practitioners from all over the world at its booth and in the spacious rooms set up in the Henley Suite.

In This Moment Tours with dLive S5000

14/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Production manager and front of house sound engineer Brian Hardaswick started hearing buzz about Allen & Heath’s dLive series in early 2020. “I hit up Sound Image and they had them in stock, so I decided to try out mixing with some multi-tracks,” recounted Hardaswick. “I fell in love with it right away.” Unfortunately, the ensuing COVID pandemic prevented Hardaswick from taking the console out on the road. “I ended up going to our rehearsal space twice a week for six to eight hours just to practice mixing by myself on a PA.”

Out Board reports a positive response from all to exciting developments showcased at the PLASA Show

14/09/2022 - Event News

UK – Out Board reported a busy PLASA Show (Olympia London – 4-6 September 2022), from the perspective of stand J5. With on-stand interest echoing that which its innovative and award-winning spatial audio and stage tracking products have been receiving throughout the year.

Grupo Firme electrifies stadium crowds with assist from 3G-supplied Elation lighting

14/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Few bands have built more excitement over the last couple of years than Regional Mexican band Grupo Firme. Out on a summer stadium tour across the US, the Tijuana banda and norteño group are performing beneath a rig of Elation Professional Smarty Hybrid and Rayzor 760 moving heads supplied by 3G Productions.

L-Acoustics Helps Immerse Visitors in World of Japan’s Legendary Warriors at Samurai Museum Berlin

13/09/2022 - Project News

Germany – Europe’s first museum dedicated exclusively to samurai history and culture, the Samurai Museum is the setting for more than 1,000 artefacts collected over 30 years by German entrepreneur Peter Janssen. The museum, situated in Berlin’s main gallery district, opened its doors in May this year and has already made quite an impression on its visitors, with some calling it a ‘must-go place for any fans of Japanese culture’. Featuring state-of-the-art technology and multimedia installations that bring the exhibits to life, the audio experience is delivered by L-Acoustics Syva and X Series sound systems, designed by consulting firm MMT-Network and installed by system integrator PIK AG.

Robe Helps Hack the Galaxy and Embraces the Moment in Berlin

13/09/2022 - Production News

Germany – Production company OTD Global called on the imagination and flair of new Israeli-based creative visual design practice, LEAD, headed by Omer Israeli and Dor Aichner, to engineer lighting and atmospherics for a ‘Hack the Galaxy’ special event that was staged in Berlin’s charismatic Kraftwerk venue for trailblazing Israeli FinTech enterprise Rapyd.

Brit Row Continues Decades-Long Relationship with New Wave Heroes Duran Duran

13/09/2022 - Production News

UK – Despite having been active for over four decades, New Wave stars Duran Duran continue to be a huge draw for diehard fans and newcomers alike, able to plunder an impressive back catalogue of crowd-pleasers such as Girls on Film, Wild Boys, and Rio among many others.

TiMax TrackerD4 helps save the sanity of the Young Vic sound department

13/09/2022 - Project News

UK – In preparation for the arrival of off-Broadway hit, Oklahoma, and the world-premiere of Mandela this autumn to the boards of London’s The Young Vic, the theatre’s head of sound Kyle McPherson invested in the award-winning TiMax TrackerD4 stagetracking system from TiMax developers, Out Board.

Volt Lites’ Inventory of Claypaky Mini-B Fixtures Impress on “American Song Contest” and More

13/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Claypaky Mini-B fixtures, the smallest LED moving light ever made by Claypaky for the professional market, are in constant demand at Burbank-based Volt Lites, Inc. where “American Song Contest” was among its latest users. Volt Lites was the first company in the US to acquire Mini-B and now boasts more than 200 of the fixtures, the largest inventory of Mini-Bs owned by a single vendor in the US.

LiteNordic new Elation distributor for Sweden, Norway and Denmark

13/09/2022 - Business News

Scandinavia – Elation Professional has announced that Scandinavia’s leading distribution company for dynamic lighting, LiteNordic, will take over distribution of Elation Professional and Obsidian Control Systems products in Sweden, Norway and Denmark effective 15 September 2022.

Compass Box Studio Points to Audient on VH1

12/09/2022 - Production News

India – Producer, engineer, composer and musician, Raag Sethi recorded a live session using Audient gear which was picked up by India’s VH1 music channel. Recorded live in one take, Raag used the Audient iD14 MKII as the interface and expanded it with the ASP800 eight-channel mic preamp via ADAT to record singer/songwriter Mali at his own Compass Box Studios.

Hippotizer packs a punch for Joshua and Usyk’s pre-box press conference

12/09/2022 - Production News

UK – London’s Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane was the setting for a pre-fight press conference by British boxer Anthony Joshua and his Ukrainian opponent, Oleksandr Usyk, with a stunning LED screen backdrop driven by a Hippotizer Nevis+ media server.

Elliot Baines and Chauvet Professional Adapt at Outlook Festival

12/09/2022 - Production News

UK – Reality has a way of interfering with even the most carefully laid out plans. Elliot Banes was reminded of this late last month when he arrived at the stately Cholmondeley Castle to light the main stage at the Outlook festival.

DiGiCo Quantum225 is the Perfect Fit for Nashville Life Church’s New Home

12/09/2022 - Project News

USA – In recent years, the push towards inclusiveness and diversity within worship communities has brought broader demographics under one roof. A good example of that is Nashville Life, the ten-year-old ministry founded by gospel artist and 15-time Grammy Award-winner CeCe Winans and her husband, Alvin Love II, and where their son, Alvin Love III, is now lead pastor. While the church has been in existence for a decade, it has only this year found its own home, a newly renovated former church building in Nashville’s Nolensville Road neighbourhood, itself one of the region’s most diverse.

Following a Two-Year Hiatus, L-Acoustics Hosts APAC Certified Provider Engineers to In-Person Training ‘Bootcamp’

12/09/2022 - Standards News

Thailand – With renewed energy, L-Acoustics welcomed certified provider partners to a technical boot camp in Bangkok, Thailand, for the first time in two years. Finally, after years of online-only sessions, technical referent engineers from partner companies based in ten countries in the Asia Pacific region could gather in person to learn about the latest technologies from L-Acoustics and update their skills with peers from the region.

Lightpanels Launch New Studio X High-Performance LED Fresnel Range

12/09/2022 - Equipment News

Litepanels, a global provider of professional broadcast and cinematic lighting solutions and a Videndum brand, has announced the global launch of its Studio X Fresnel range. The high-performance, energy efficient Fresnels are available in six models with lens sizes from five to 14 inches. Each model offers directional precision spot to flood beam control of quality white light, perfect for lighting talent in studios.

Scorpions Take Shure Axient Digital on “Rock Believer” World Tour

12/09/2022 - Production News

UK – Ingo Powitzer has been an integral part of the Scorpions crew for 22 years, ensuring smooth operations on and off stage, as the backliner for lead guitarist Matthias Jabs. His responsibilities include executing the perfect transmission of wireless guitar signals, a job that Jabs and Powitzer have entrusted to Shure Axient Digital.

POLAR Appoints Nick Bellis

09/09/2022 - People News

UK – POLAR, established supplier of key industry brands to the installation, MI and professional audio markets, has announced the expansion of its team with the appointment of Nick Bellis to the post of business development manager, professional audio.

Robe Celebrates Award-Winning PLASA 2022 and presents “All Environments” Show

09/09/2022 - Event News

UK – Robe celebrated two PLASA Innovation Awards, stunned audiences with its eye-catching “All Environments” live performance show (the only one at the 2022 PLASA expo), launched its new iFORTE high powered IP rated LED moving light in style; introduced its brand new TX1 Posi Profile which was presented live for the first time, showcased several other inventive and cool iSeries products and enjoyed the buzz and vitality of a production industry that’s back to full speed.

Astera Titan Tubes for Spectacular Outside Lands Festival Light Sculpture

09/09/2022 - Production News

USA – New York- and LA-based lighting and visual designer Rob Ross of technical production specialist, Studio RRD used his imagination and 160 Astera Titan Tubes to create a stunning light sculpture centrepiece for the SOMA Tent at the 2022 Outside Lands Festival staged in San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Park.

Zakk Bosserman Lights Chase Rice at Blame My Roots Festival with Chauvet Professional

09/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Adaptability is one of the most valuable virtues. Zakk Bosserman has no argument with that time-honoured adage. As the lighting designer for the prolifically touring country star Chase Rice, he has become a master at moulding a wide variety of house and festival rigs to fit his client’s versatile blend of music.

Highlite shows new products at PLASA Show 2022

09/09/2022 - Event News

UK – At the PLASA Show 2022, held at Olympia London from 4-6 September, Highlite showed numerous products from several of its brands including DAP, Showtec and Infinity. The range included some of its most popular products as well as some impressive new ones that are sure to become a success.

Vari-Lite brings industry-standard GDTF support to full luminaire and console product line

09/09/2022 - Business News

USA – Vari-Lite, the originators of the modern moving head and a Signify entertainment lighting brand, has announced support for the General Device Type Format (GDTF) in all currently shipping fixtures and consoles, including production luminaires such as the recently launched VL3600 Profile IP, theatrical fixtures like the Acclaim LED Series, and consoles running Neo or ZerOS software.

Quested provide complete main monitoring system for Marshall Studios

08/09/2022 - Project News

UK – Legendary amp-maker Marshall recently constructed a world-class recording studio – boasting a 273 sq m. live room and a 40-channel vintage Neve 8048 mixer – next to its Milton Keynes factory in the UK. The control room has been upgraded with a Quested monitoring system at its heart. “It was like fitting that last piece into a jigsaw, or getting the right key for a lock,” said Marshall studio manager Adam Beer. “The Quested Q212FS monitors are just perfect for the room, and for the type of music we record. The imaging is absolutely spot on, you can accurately pinpoint everything throughout the stereo field.”

Robe Has Lucky Daye with Mark Ronson Shoot

08/09/2022 - Production News

USA – New York-based lighting designer Myles Mangino used the stylish appearance of Robe’s PATT 2013 luminaires and the excellent CRI and crisp optics of their ESPRITE moving lights to add a touch of class to a video shoot for music producer Mark Ronson featuring singer Lucky Daye.

Sacramento Rock Group Dance Gavin Dance Opts for dLive

08/09/2022 - Production News

Front of house engineer Travis Wade first mixed on a dLive under some chaotic circumstances. “We were only expecting about six hundred people at a Suicidal Tendencies concert,” recounted Wade. “About four thousand attendees showed up.” The rental company did not have Wade’s usual audio console, but they assured him that the available dLive S5000 would be simple to learn. “I ended up having my mind blown by the desk. It was super easy to get going. I didn’t find myself having to navigate through many pages to get to the parameters I needed.”

Chauvet Professional Wears Many Hats At M’era Luna Festival

08/09/2022 - Production News

Germany – Flexibility is a valuable attribute, not only in a lighting rig, but also in the designer who creates it. Cevin Richter offered convincing proof of that this August at the M’era Luna alternative music festival.

Sarner International and Figment Productions bring The Flying Scotsman to Life

08/09/2022 - Project News

UK - Sarner International and Figment Productions to design and deliver a new groundbreaking immersive experience bringing to life the world's most famous steam locomotive, Flying Scotsman.

ROE Visual Adds Virtual Production Expertise to Team

08/09/2022 - People News

The Netherlands – ROE Visual announces the appointment of Olaf Sperwer to engage with the broadcast and film industry regarding virtual production-orientated projects. By bringing this seasoned broadcast expert on board, ROE Visual is now able to actively support and promote its technology-based solutions for this market, proof of its commitment to this market.

Phoenix Arts Club rising higher thanks to support from White Light, Chauvet Professional and the Music Venue Trust’s Sound + Vision project

08/09/2022 - Project News

UK – Phoenix Arts Club, London's home of cabaret, live music, musical theatre, burlesque and LGBTQ+ entertainment has upgraded its technological offering thanks to Music Venue Trust (MVT)’s Sound + Vision initiative. As collaborative MVT partner and long-standing supporter of Phoenix Arts Club, technical solutions specialist White Light (WL), facilitated and managed the project. The scheme enabled Chauvet Professional to install its highest ever resolution LED video solution in the iconic venue, significantly elevating the production value for its diverse events programme.

Roland Greil uses 450 Elation lights on epic Bavaria Sounds 2022 concerts in Munich

07/09/2022 - Production News

Germany – Shows by Andreas Gabalier, Helene Fischer and Robbie Williams draw over 300,000 to massive open-air stage at Munich Exhibition Center

Events Evolution Connects Burna Boy to Crowd with Chauvet

07/09/2022 - Production News

Zimbabwe – The sprawling Belgravia Sports Club was packed with fans this summer when Grammy winner Burna Boy stepped onto the stage a little after 10:30 as part of his Space Drift Tour. It didn’t take long, however, for the mood at the big outdoor facility to take on the intimate air of a cosy live music venue, as the Afrobeats superstar from Nigeria engaged the thousands of Zimbabwean fans in attendance with his magnetic personality and sing-alongs of hits like “Last Last.”

Alain Corthout and ChamSys Flow with Black Eyed Peas

07/09/2022 - Production News

Belgium – After two decades, six Grammy Awards, 80 million record sales, and over 300 live concerts, the Black Eyed Peas haven’t lost a step, either in their exuberant hip-hop infused sound, or their get-up-and-dance stage presence. Both were on full display early this August at the Lokerse Feesten when the band electrified a packed house with a boisterous 16-song set that included iconic hits from their early days, as well as tunes from their newest album, “Translation.”

Allen & Heath SQ Sets the Stage at Newly Opened Wunvzhou Resort

07/09/2022 - Project News

China – Located in the Chinese province of Jiangxi, the recently opened Wunvzhou Resort combines tourism and culture via a range of hotels, restaurants, shops and cultural attractions, all themed on the historic Hui-culture.

Alcons Heads Down Under With Final Link Audio

07/09/2022 - Business News

Australia – Dutch pro-ribbon innovator adds home cinema specialist Alcons Audio has appointed Melbourne-based Final Link Audio Pty Ltd to distribute and install its pro-ribbon home cinema systems in Australia and New Zealand.

Hands-on higher education key to employability

07/09/2022 - Standards News

UK – In a competitive job market, employers are increasingly looking for graduates with transferable workplace skills. Rachel Nicholson, head of institution at Backstage Academy, highlights the importance of hands-on learning for students in the creative industries.

Analog Way Partners with VIOSO to Add Projection Calibration Tools to Picturall Media Servers

07/09/2022 - Business News

Analog Way has announced a partnership agreement with VIOSO GmbH, the German pioneer in projector auto-alignment and the leading provider of projection calibration software that makes multi-projector set-ups easy and reliable.

UK AV specialist APT-GB reveals first design-in of NEUTRIK’s new Halo light ring feature

07/09/2022 - Equipment News

APT-GB launched a latest, most advanced series of its globally successful > SMV stage-monitor form factored teleprompters at PLASA 2022.

2022 PLASA Innovation Award winners announced

06/09/2022 - Event News

UK – This year’s winners of the PLASA Awards for Innovation were announced at the PLASA Show at Olympia London.

Sarner helping reinvent a new leading Cultural Heritage attraction in Northern Ireland

06/09/2022 - Project News

UK – Sarner International has been working with Mid Ulster District Council to undertake a master planning and feasibility study for one of the most significant historical sites in Ireland, The Hill of the O’Neill in Dungannon, an ancient bastion of power for over 400 years. The project aims to uplift this extraordinary historic site onto the world stage as a new, cutting-edge immersive heritage destination that uncovers dramatic, poignant and engaging stories that shaped history and are still so relevant to Ireland today.

Proteus plays key role in Al Gurdon design for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

06/09/2022 - Production News

UK – Some 72 nations and territories came together 28 July to 8 August in Alexander Stadium in Birmingham for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Lighting the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the quadrennial multi-sport event was Al Gurdon of Incandescent Design who used over 300 Elation Professional IP65 Proteus luminaires to light the festivities.

Inspirational environmental activist and thinker and leading artistic directors head line-up at Theatres Trust conference

06/09/2022 - Event News

UK – Headline speakers and full programme details have been announced for the Theatres Trust’s Conference 22: Theatres Fit for the Future on 11 October at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. Conference 22 focuses on creating a lively, engaging and dynamic gathering of professionals to collectively envision a more viable, sustainable and inclusive future for the UK’s theatres, and the people who visit and work in them.

Martin Audio and Henley Festival celebrate the essence of an English summer

06/09/2022 - Production News

UK – If there is a single festival that defines the English summer, it has to be Henley, which this year celebrated its 40th anniversary with an eclectic mix of music, comedy, art and grade A fun. 

Audient Turns Kali Audio’s Office into Temporary Studio with EVO 16

06/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Musician and mobile recording engineer Ady Parzentny tried out the brand new EVO 16 audio interface recently, with a view to taking it on his travels later this month. The Hit The Road Music Studio owner was keen to recreate the kind of scenario he is likely to encounter whilst away, to find out whether the EVO 16 would make the grade.

Artistic Licence to be acquired by Robe Lighting

06/09/2022 - Business News

UK – Artistic Licence (AL), the lighting controls specialist founded by Wayne Howell in 1988, is to be acquired by Robe Lighting.

Robe Lighting s.r.o. agrees to Acquire Artistic Licence

06/09/2022 - Business News

Czech Republic – Robe Lighting, the world’s leading entertainment lighting manufacturer, has agreed to acquire Artistic Licence, the leader in the design and manufacture of lighting control products and originator of Art-Net. The official announcement was made in the UK yesterday.

PLASA Show opens this weekend to celebrate strength of live sector

02/09/2022 - Event News

UK – PLASA Show, London’s international event for entertainment technology, will once again open its doors at Olympia London from 4-6 September.

BLUMANO Launches in Germany

02/09/2022 - Business News

Germany – BLUMANO, engineering consultancy and advisers for safety and stage machinery design, has announced its expansion with BLUMANO Deutschland. This base, located in the heart of Western Europe, will work closely with BLUMANO’s network of offices in Ireland, the UK, Italy, South Korea and the Netherlands.

I’m a Robe iSpiider – Don’t Get Me Out of Here!

02/09/2022 - Production News

South Africa – Robe’s new IP65 rated iSpiider LED wash moving lights passed some serious jungle tests on the latest edition of “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Germany” (Ich bin ein Star – Holt mich hier rau) which was recorded at Blyde River Canyon in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

Bandit Lites Sends New Chauvet on the Road

02/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Industry leader Bandit Lites has again invested in some of the latest new offerings from Chauvet Professional.

Justin Preston Balances Looks for Thundercat’s Broad Museum Show with Chauvet Professional

02/09/2022 - Production News

USA – Sliding frictionlessly though thumbing funk and mesmerising rock-soul infused jazz, multi Grammy winning bassist Thundercat is, as the New York Times put it “the kind of artist who invites listeners into a private world.” What a delightfully unique world it is too, with fresh original takes on familiar musical themes waiting around every turn.

Audient’s Upgraded ASP4816-HE and New Look ASP4816-SE Now Shipping

02/09/2022 - Equipment News

Audient has announced that the ASP4816 Heritage Edition console is ready for shipping. Previewed back in June at this year’s NAMM show, it features a brand new look and a few more tricks up its sleeve, inspired by its larger counterpart: Audient’s flagship console, ASP8024-HE.

Le Mark Group debuts new products at PLASA 2022

02/09/2022 - Event News

UK – Le Mark Group will be exhibiting its extensive product range at this year’s PLASA show. Two new Dirty Rigger products will take centre stage: the V3 edition of the long awaited heavy-duty backpack and four-way stretch ladies’ work trousers will both be showcased on Stand E20. Additionally Paper-Tak, a paper-based alternative to generic PVC tape will make its debut. Visitors will also be able to see a selection of Le Mark’s best-selling tapes, labels, flooring and crew wear, with a knowledgeable team on hand to answer any queries.

A new era for the Hungarian State Opera House featuring Sola Silent fixtures

02/09/2022 - Project News

Hungary – The Hungarian State Opera House is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful buildings in Budapest, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Following a five-year refurbishment project, the historic building has been returned to its former glory, now complete with state-of-the-art modern technologies, including High End Systems Sola Silent fixtures from ETC.

Illumixx appointed new Elation Professional distributor in Canada

02/09/2022 - Business News

Canada – Elation Professional has announced that Illumixx, a new distribution company owned by Christie Lites, has been appointed the exclusive distributor for Elation Professional products in Canada. The distribution partnership with Illumixx, which also covers the distribution of Obsidian Control Systems and Magmatic atmospheric effects products, goes into effect on 1 September, 2022.

disguise's Polygon Labs acquisition delivers the ultimate solution for broadcast graphics production

02/09/2022 - Equipment News

disguise has launched its first integrated hardware and software solution for cloud-native broadcast graphics production. Developed with Polygon Labs – which was acquired by disguise earlier this year – the solution is made up of the new Porta 2.0 cloud app and px hardware. Together, they enable broadcasters to seamlessly create, control, and collaborate on real-time graphics directly from a web browser. Porta 2.0 and px will automatically match studio lighting conditions to graphics, manage tracking, control LEDs and more, all in one place.

Avolites Launches Prism Zero to Further Simplify Complex Video Design

02/09/2022 - Equipment News

Avolites has released its new stand-alone video application, Prism Zero, to bring simplicity to complex video design and integration. The application expands the Prism range of live production tools alongside significant upgrades to Prism Player. The new platform is ideal for venues, corporate events or art installations where there may not be a video specialist on site.
Prism Zero expands the set of complementary tools to give designers a straightforward platform to integrate video into their projects. Building on the feature set of Prism Player 1.1, the software enables media to be easily integrated, previewed, cropped and played back.

Makin Lightin Invest in Even More PROLIGHTS

02/09/2022 - Production News

UK – Lancashire-based live event production and rental company, Makin Lightin, has further invested in PROLIGHTS lighting solutions, adding 18 Solar 27Q IP65 rated fixtures to its hire stock.

L-Acoustics Syva and X Series Ensure Speech Clarity for At-Thohir Mosque Congregation

02/09/2022 - Project News

Indonesia – Strategically located on the perimeter of the Podomoro Golf Complex in a leafy suburb of Jakarta, At-Thohir Mosque was built by the extended family of automotive magnate, the late Teddy Thohir. The graceful, pearlescent house of worship features 29 domes meant to signify family. The building, which can welcome up to 1,900 worshippers, is a gift from a government minister, one of Mr. Thohir’s sons, to the local community and was inaugurated this spring by Indonesia’s president.

New Clear-Com V-Series IrisX Panel Shines Brighter Than Ever

02/09/2022 - Equipment News

The new V-Series IrisX IP Panel from Clear-Com expands the capabilities of the original V-Series Iris Panel, delivering new thin-film-transistor (TFT) displays for increased brightness and better resolution combined with the V-Series Iris’ lower latency and increased port capacity. Truly a modern panel, IrisX fits naturally into IP-based productions with AES67 connectivity and dual NIC connections. Along with all V-Series Panels, IrisX will take advantage of key new features found in Eclipse HX software including role-based workflows and several redundancy measures, including N+1 card redundancy and network redundancy. Additional benefits of IrisX include capacity for three concurrent full duplex uncompressed audio streams and backward compatibility with MVX-A16 and IVC-32 cards.

A Twin Pack For Voice-Acoustic In Switzerland

02/09/2022 - Production News

Switzerland – The two companies – sommerTON from CH-3465 Dürrenroth and DJ Ref JD GmbH from CH-4943 Oeschenbach – invested in the scaleable constant curvature array Ikarray-8 from Voice-Acoustic.

Motionless In White Arena Tour Relies on dLive

02/09/2022 - Production News

Worldwide – Front of house engineer and tour manager Logan Beaver was hesitant to switch to a compact console for his major touring gigs. “A friend of mine was making these great sounding mixes on a dLive C1500,” recounted Beaver. “But I still never thought I could mix my band on just 12 faders.” After finally giving it a try, his mind was changed. “I just instantly fell in love with it. I’ve never looked back since.”

Artistic Licence to launch railSplit uno at PLASA London railSplit uno at PLASA show

02/09/2022 - Event News

UK – Artistic Licence is excited to launch railSplit uno, a bidirectional DMX512/RDM isolator and signal booster, with a ‘data fixer’ for dodgy DMX.

DiGiCo Quantum 338s deliver on high-end audio for Yun Hall Culture and Art Centre

01/09/2022 - Project News

China – Located in the Songjiang District of Shanghai, the Yun Hall Cultural Art Centre is a major community and economic project of the district party committee and district government. Its aim is to build a comprehensive, high-quality cultural landmark, providing one-stop public cultural services such as art exhibitions, cultural performances, group activities and reading for all. A pair of a pair of DiGiCo Quantum 338 consoles form part of its high-end technical infrastructure, designed and installed by DiGiCo distributor, Rightway Audio Consultants (Racpro).

Mark Dakin joins TAIT’s UK team, where Theatre meets Rock & Roll

01/09/2022 - People News

UK – TAIT, the global creative engineering group for live experience environments, has confirmed the appointment of Mark Dakin as managing director of TAIT Neasden & Haverhill in the UK.

Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Wheels of Soul Tour Hits the Road with L-Acoustics

01/09/2022 - Production News

USA – The Grammy Award-wining Tedeschi Trucks Band is known for its relentless touring, but plans for the group’s sixth Wheels of Soul Tour, originally slated for 2020, obviously had to put on the brakes for a couple of years. Now the band is finally back out doing what it does best, rolling through its North American tour accompanied by opening acts Los Lobos and Gabe Dixon as well as an L-Acoustics K2 loudspeaker system supplied by PRG.

Sennheiser Introduces New Microphone for Presenters

01/09/2022 - Equipment News

Sennheiser is adding a high-quality, miniature omni-directional lavalier-style microphone to its comprehensive microphone portfolio with the release of the MKE mini. With a total length of 9cm and ultra-light weight (7g), the MKE mini is convenient to wear, while meeting the special challenges of a moderator microphone.