News Archive for January 2023

Robe Gets into More Panto Madness

31/01/2023 - Production News

UK – The UK’s Festive holidays ignited the zany and uniquely British performance phenomena of pantomime which came to theatre stages up and down the UK. This year lighting designer Andy Webb was delighted to be asked to design two high-profile panto shows: Aladdin at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury and Beauty and The Beast at the Festival Theatre in Malvern, both for UK Productions (UKP).

IIIMAGINE Mixes Music and Light to Capture Spirts of Flight with Chauvet Professional

31/01/2023 - Production News

Belgium – What would Leonardo da Vinci think if he were brought here? Mathias Roelandt pondered that question recently as he walked through the cavernous North Hall of Koninklijk Legermuseum – Musée royal de l'Armée (Royal Military Museum) where a wide collection of aircraft from different eras remains frozen in time.

Clear-Com Welcomes Ben Turnwell as New Regional Sales Manager for UK, Ireland and Israel

31/01/2023 - People News

UK – Clear-Com has announced the appointment of Ben Turnwell as regional sales manager for UK, Ireland and Israel. Ben previously worked at leading AV system providers Solotech, Autograph Sound and Amber Sound, all of which are also Clear-Com partners.

Royal Swedish Opera plays DICE with Ayrton Cobra

31/01/2023 - Production News

Sweden – ‘Attention! This Performance Contains Lighting That May Be Considered as Disturbing.’

ABTT Launches MAKE A DiFFERENCE Conference

31/01/2023 - Event News

UK – The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) has announced the launch of the MAKE A DiFFERENCE conference, an annual proactive conference day committed to finding solutions to current industry issues. The conference will be more than simply talking, attendees will be asked to commit to taking action and developing strategies to achieve solutions for the issues discussed.

Stage Audio Works re-imagine Bridge Church’s AV facilities

31/01/2023 - Project News

South Africa – Bridge Church in Alberton, Johannesburg, is a contemporary church that strives to be a catalyst of positive social change within the local community: ‘moving lives’ forward. The congregation has grown considerably in recent years, causing the church to undergo a renovation, increasing its capacity from 400 to 900. As part of this renovation, Stage Audio Works (SAW) was brought in to design, supply and deliver a complete audio overhaul plus a turnkey house lighting and additions to the existing stage lighting solution, complete with flexible control for all of these systems.

Quantum shift for engineers on Andrea Bocelli’s latest tour

31/01/2023 - Production News

Worldwide – Andrea Bocelli’s audio team has relied on DiGiCo’s professional touring consoles during the star’s career, starting in 2006 with the original D5 Live. After a brief move to an analogue solution, the production migrated back to digital with the SD7, but recently upgraded to DiGiCo’s flagship premium Quantum 7 console and its advanced processing suite to cater for the high I/O count typical of the classical genre and the grand venues in which it is hosted.

Entertainment power courses lay ‘PAT testing’ to rest

30/01/2023 - Standards News

UK – New professional training which provides the very latest guidance on the In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (ISITEE) – including why the term ‘PAT Testing’ should now be considered a thing of the past – has been announced.

Independent, Flexible, Scalable: Follow-Me with the Rolling Stones SIXTY Tour Summer 2022

30/01/2023 - Production News

UK - Looking back across a year of success for Follow-Me BV and clients, it became clear that lighting designers are choosing to use the Follow-Me 3D system exactly for why and how the company has designed and built it. British company Woodroffe Basset Design has specified Follow-Me on a number of productions during 2022, acknowledging independent, flexible, scaleable as the reasons for doing so and Follow-Me lived up to expectations when on tour with Rolling Stones SIXTY tour this summer.

Latvian Music Education Gets a Refresh with Help From Audient

30/01/2023 - Project News

Latvia – Audient’s iD4 and the EVO Start Recording Bundle (EVO SRB) are both part of a new initiative for music education in Latvia that was introduced at the end of last year. Spearheaded by prominent Latvian musician, songwriter and producer Agnese Rakovska, the Zvaigznaja Klase (Star Class) project aims to reinvigorate high school music lessons across the country.

Outline appoints new management team

30/01/2023 - Business News

Italy – To celebrate this current year as its 50th anniversary since incorporation, Outline has been working behind the scenes to a profound restructuring, which has resulted in the appointment of a new management team.

Chauvet Professional Helps Alec Takahashi Connect Thomas Rhett to Crowd

30/01/2023 - Production News

USA – Location, they say, “is everything” in retailing; well, it’s pretty important in live touring too. Just ask Alec Takahashi, the long- time lighting designer for country superstar Thomas Rhett.

DiGiCo’s Quantum Range is Key for Gateway Studios & Production Services

30/01/2023 - Production News

USA – After over two years of Covid-induced restrictions, live events and shows are back in a big way. In fact, “big” describes the nature of many of the events, too, with festivals, major tours and concerts, sports events, and other large-scale affairs especially making a comeback in the last year.

Performance Venues Technician - Vacancy

27/01/2023 - Business News

Performance Venues Technician - Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Permanent, Full time (35 hours per week over 5 of 7 days, including weekends)

CT delivers largest broadcast studio at FIFA World Cup

27/01/2023 - Production News

Qatar – Creative Technology Middle East supported world renowned broadcaster ‘FOX’ to deliver the largest temporary studio in Qatar on the Doha Corniche waterfront promenade for the live broadcast of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Chauvet Professional Helps O T Events Technicians Create a Sense of Newness at Illuminate

27/01/2023 - Production News

UK – Ollie Titterington of O T Events Technicians knows every inch of the path that winds through Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens for ILLUMINATE. That’s not surprising; after three years of working on this winter light celebration at the historic garden (it dates back to 1756), he’s traversed the event’s well-planned route time and time again, visiting the site months in advance to look for optimal lighting positions.

Robe Provides a 100% Solution for 1% Quiz

27/01/2023 - Production News

The Netherlands – The first season of the 1% Quiz TV quiz show in the Netherlands was recorded at EMG's Mediahaven Studio in Amsterdam with a stylish lighting design by Henk-Jan van Beek of design studio Light-H-Art. This featured 110 Robe ESPRITES, 98 LEDBeam 350s, 46 LEDBeam 150s and 20 x T1 Profile moving lights, all delivered by Eventec.

450 Astera NYX Bulbs for Impressive National Museum of Australia Installation

27/01/2023 - Project News

Australia – A stunning light art installation created by Ben Cisterne and comprising 450 Astera NYX Bulbs graces the ceiling of the newest “Great Southern Land” permanent gallery at the National Museum of Australia (NMA) in Canberra.

Newark-based Ampetronicpresented with 2022 Queen’s Award for Enterprise for excellence in International Trade

27/01/2023 - Business News

UK – Employing 50 people Ampetronic has been trading since 1987, its mission is to bring intelligible sound into the lives of people with hearing loss by improving the quality of installed hearing access equipment. The company produces a wide range of electronic products for hearing accessibility, primarily audio induction loop systems that can deliver sound direct to hearing aid users.

Eighth Day Sound Delivers Consistency and Versatility for Breakout Act Wet Leg

27/01/2023 - Production News

UK – Wet Leg, founded just three years ago – have seen the kind of global success most young acts could only ever hope for. Their first viral hit, ‘Chaise Longue’, the catalyst for a meteoric rise which has seen their self-titled debut album land at the number one spot in three different countries.

Ayrton appoints K24 Technik & Vertrieb as new exclusive distributor for Austria

27/01/2023 - Business News

Austria – Ayrton has announced the appointment of K24 Technik & Vertrieb GmbH as its new exclusive distributor for Austria with immediate effect.

A New Era For Yamaha Audio Systems With Redeveloped ProVisionaire Software Suite And Powerful DME7 Digital Signal Processor

27/01/2023 - Equipment News

Yamaha has launched its redeveloped ProVisionaire suite of system design, control and management software, which allows fully customisable configuration and operation of complex audio systems, alongside the new, exceptionally powerful DME7 Digital Signal Processor.

GLP appoints Tyler Wise as sales and marketing director for the Americas

26/01/2023 - People News

USA – GLP Inc. has appointed Tyler Wise as its new director, sales and marketing (Americas). He brings more than 20 years of experience spanning the entire production management spectrum, in particular within the live events, integration and entertainment technology sector.

Hidden splendour of Artiste Mondrian on Church of the City Christmas services 2022

26/01/2023 - Production News

USA – Nick Chang has been overseeing lighting for services and other events at Church of the City in Nashville since 2020 and again handled lighting programming and direction for five Christmas services last December. Employing Elation’s Artiste Mondrian LED profile FX luminaire on the worship services, Nick hid the multi-functional moving heads behind a blow-through LED wall to create a variety of impactful and unexpectedly striking lighting scenes. Production and lighting design was by Jori Johnson.

DiGiCo boosts sales team for 2023 with new hire and promotions

26/01/2023 - People News

DiGiCo has announced the appointment of James Baker (pictured) as seniorinternational sales manager and long-standing DiGiCo team members Jaap Pronk and Tom Williams from their present roles to international sales managers.

Yamaha Launches AG08 Second Generation Live Streaming Mixer

26/01/2023 - Equipment News

The AG08 is a new all-in-one, multi-purpose live streaming mixer and audio interface from Yamaha. As the flagship model of the company’s second generation AG series, it combines all the essential functionality of the AG range with practical new, intuitive functions for a powerful streaming solution.

Martin's Lights Ltd and Martin ERA 300s light Bellowhead's Broadside reunion tour

26/01/2023 - Production News

UK – Multi-award winning Bellowhead reformed for a one-off tour in November 2022 to celebrate the tenth Anniversary of their Broadside album. Providing lighting for the 18-night UK tour which included London’s Royal Albert Hall, was Martin Dudley’s Martin’s Lights Ltd, using an inventory of Martin ERA 300 fixtures in a lightweight, bright, easily deployable stage package. 

Digital Projection helps deliver an exhibition fit for a king at the Palace of Versailles

26/01/2023 - Production News

France – Louis XV, Passions of a King is the first major exhibition devoted to Louis the Beloved, celebrating the 300th anniversary of the return of the Court to Versailles. The landmark display that runs between 15th October and 19th February at the Palace of Versailles gathers nearly 400 works contributed by collections from all around the world, many of which have never been seen in public, shedding a new light on the complex individual behind the monarch.

Lille’s Le Baron Club raises audio standards with Funktion-One’s Evo X

26/01/2023 - Project News

France – Le Baron Club in Lille has become the first venue in France to have an installed Funktion-One Evo X sound system. Committed to their aim of being one of Europe’s top 10 techno clubs, the owners called Funktion-One distributor Solution One about raising the audio standards at the much-loved venue. Solution One introduced Livemusic, who designed and installed the new Funktion-One Evo X system.

Music sensation Slobodan Trkulja discovers perfect sound with DiGiCo and KLANG

26/01/2023 - Production News

Serbia – Captivating audiences around the world, Slobodan Trkulja has been referred to as “one of the most beautiful male voices of the Balkans” (NRC Handelsblad, Netherlands), “a male version of Le Mystery des Voix Bulgaires,” (Balkan Insight), and “an instrument player with infectious energy and talent, causing the audience to surrender completely,” (Trouw, Netherlands). As the frontman and founder of the band Balkanopolis, Trkulja has collaborated and performed with renowned jazz and symphonic orchestras including the Grammy Award winning Metropole Orchestra from Holland, Belgrade Philharmonic, Jazz Orchestra of Concertgebouw, and Eddy Martinez Latin Big Band, as well as artists like Mariza (Portugal), Oleta Adams (USA), and Babba Maal (Senegal), to name just a few. DiGiCo’s authorised distributor in Serbia, AVL Projekt, created the perfect sound system comprising of DiGiCo SD11 and SD12 consoles and a KLANG:fabrik immersive in-ear monitor system, empowering Slobodan Trkulja & Balkanopolis to deliver the perfect sound for the band’s sonorous and emotional performances.

Backup Chair joins BikeFest 2023

26/01/2023 - Event News

In just a few days Backup chair Piers Shepperd will be donning his cycling shorts and joining the group of the intrepid participants for BikeFest 2023.

Brompton Enables Sustainable Virtual Production for Impossible Objects

26/01/2023 - Project News

USA – Based in Los Angeles, Impossible Objects is a creative studio and world-building lab combining artists and engineers specialising in virtual production for both commercial projects and original IP. Founded by Joe Sill and Jerad Anderson, Impossible Objects is working to define the future of film and entertainment by embracing real-time technology to blend the physical and digital worlds. The company has established key relationships and partnerships across film, gaming and technology, and has built innovative projects and workflows with a growing list of clients including Blizzard, Google Play, Western Digital, Honda and Toyota.

Chauvet Names NMK Middle East Distributor

26/01/2023 - Business News

UAE – To continue providing the highest level of sales and support service in its rapidly expanding Middle Eastern market, Chauvet has entered into an agreement with Dubai-based AV distributor NMK Electronics.

Leyard Europe welcomes new Vice President of Sales

26/01/2023 - People News

Leyard Europe has announced the appointment of Markus Korn to the position of vice president of sales. Korn joins the Leyard Europe team from Samsung Electronics, bringing with him the wealth of experience he gained in close to ten successful years at the electronics giant.

SQ Provides Compact and Powerful Monitoring for The Sweet

26/01/2023 - Production News

UK – British glam rock group The Sweet have been making music since the 1970s, with multiple UK Top 20 hits throughout the decades. Despite various personnel changes over the years, the band continues to tour internationally over 50 years since its founding.

Pro Audio Systems Appoints Martin Bailey

26/01/2023 - People News

UK – Bradford-based Pro Audio Systems has announced the recruitment of Martin Bailey to the post of projects director. Martin has enjoyed a stellar international career that has encompassed every aspect of project and production management, system design engineering and integration.

Elation expands US Sales and Product Development team

26/01/2023 - People News

USA – Elation has announced the addition of Nick Saiki to the company’s US sales team as product application and customer experience specialist – PACE. With an MFA in lighting design and technology from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Nick brings extensive knowledge and experience from his previous roles in live event production and system integration, as well as five years as a field project co-ordinator at ETC.

The BikeFest Spain team sets off towards ISE this weekend

24/01/2023 - Event News

Spain – Tenty-two live event and AV professionals are ready to cycle up to 390km from Valencia to ISE in Barcelona this weekend. Together as the BikeFest team, they are raising vital funds for industry charities Backup Tech, Music Support and Stagehand.

Alvaro Cantos joins Creative Technology to manage Systems Integration division in Spain

24/01/2023 - People News

Spain – Creative Technology (CT) has announced the appointment of Alvaro Cantos as the company’s systems integration manager for Spain. Cantos will report to CT Spain’s managing director, Oscar Ramal, and oversee the growth of the Systems Integration division in the Spanish market.

TiMax spatial audio transforms UAE’s National Day Celebrations

24/01/2023 - Production News

UAE – The UAE’s National Day celebrations are always delivered on an impressively large scale and 2022 did not disappoint. The high-profile event staged in a purpose-built 100m long enclosed arena with seating along both sides, took the audience on a generational journey of the UAE’s inspiring pioneers. Viewers were transported from sea to space through the media of stunning projection-mapped visuals, supported by transformational spatial audio effects delivered by TiMax SoundHub, the trusted spatial audio engine for precision-positioning of complex and dynamic audioscapes.

In Memoriam: John Bilyk, 70 (1951 - 2022)

24/01/2023 - People News

Canada – Robe Lighting, Inc. is deeply saddened to announce that John Bilyk, a well-known and colourful figure in the Canadian and American stage lighting communities, died on the evening of 11 December, 2022. He was 70 years old. John passed away at home peacefully, after a nearly year-long battle with brain cancer and he is survived by his wife, Tracey.

Chauvet Professional and 4Wall Help Tom Kenny Reflect Diverse Latin Grammys in Light

24/01/2023 - Production News

USA – The 23rd The Latin Grammy Awards, which took place at the Mandalay Bay Resort’s Michelob Ultra Arena defied easy categorisation being big, bold and sensuously stunning one moment, then delivering soft, intimate moments the next. This was evident right from the start of the three-hour show, as it began with a brief, but intense display of light and background music, before segueing into a beautiful, heartfelt tribute to “Person of the Year” winner, the iconic Antonio Solís, by three of the event’s co-hosts: Thalía, Luis Fonsi and Laura Pausini.

Ayrton Cobra and Spider meet in Poland

24/01/2023 - Production News

Poland – Creative visual director, lighting and multimedia designer, Paweł ‘Spider’ Pajak, of Percepto incorporated a wealth of Ayrton’s latest lighting products into Dawid Podsiadło’s three sold-out stadium shows in Poland, which included a record-breaking attendance at the Silesian Stadium in Chorzow. Singer-songwriter Podsiadło is one of Poland’s biggest touring artists with whom Spider has worked for the past ten years.

Claypaky Xtylos Deliver Punch to Lighting Designer Ian MacDonald for Five Finger Death Punch Arena Tour

24/01/2023 - Production News

USA – Lighting designer Ian MacDonald utilised a large complement of Xtylos fixtures, Claypaky’s compact beam moving light with a tailor-made RGB laser source, for the recently concluded US arena tour of multi-platinum powerhouse, Five Finger Death Punch (5FDP).

Increased channel counts make DiGiCo Quantum 338s ideal for George Ezra’s 2022 arena tour

24/01/2023 - Production News

UK – BRIT Award-winning, multi-platinum selling, mellow, modern-day troubadour George Ezra completed his third album Gold Rush Kid in July last year. This was swiftly followed by a UK arena tour from September to November last year, in which he performed songs from the latest album, as well as favourites like 'Budapest', 'Paradise' and 'Shotgun'. DiGiCo Quantum 338 consoles took up both the front of house and monitor positions, offering monitor engineer Oliver Weeks and FOH Mike Timm a user-friendly interface, complete channel freedom and faster processing speeds.

Martin Audio announces major partnership with 22live

24/01/2023 - Business News

UK – Martin Audio has announced its partnership with the recently-formed 22live described as ‘the UK’s next generation pro-audio service provider’.

Yes Events Pleased with PROLIGHTS Performance via AC-ET

23/01/2023 - Production News

UK – Established in 1999, Yes Events is the skilled team behind a wide variety of UK events. Their ability to deliver projects of any size with their in-house services, means you can rely on them to realise your vision.

Vari-Lite VL1600 Profile works psychedelic effects into El Monstero’s Pink Floyd tribute

23/01/2023 - Production News

USA – The much-loved St. Louis-based Pink Floyd tribute group El Monstero played seven sold-out nights at the city’s The Pageant Theater in December, backed by a fittingly psychedelic lighting design by Chip Self using Vari-Lite VL1600 Profile luminaires from Signify.

Hippotizer drives graphic sparkle for Finland’s JouluMielelle charity concert

23/01/2023 - Production News

Finland – The beautiful Cultural House Martinus in the Finnish city of Vantaa hosted a magical concert to raise money for sick children in December 2022. Some of Finland’s biggest stars performed in front of eight LED screens, displaying graphics driven by two Hippotizer Montane+ media servers. The event, known in Finnish as Kummit JouluMielelle, was broadcast live on MTV3 and recorded for streaming on-demand.

Outline Products in a Unique Historical Setting

23/01/2023 - Project News

Italy – Located in the heart of ancient Rome, within the historic Palazzo Roccagiovine, FOROF is an exhibition space which uniquely combines the archaeology of the ancient city with contemporary art. The venue is right in front of Trajan’s Column and is a two-level space which features subterranean rooms that allow visual access to coloured marbles and the flooring of the Basilica Ulpia, in addition to the remains of the eastern apse. 

Robe Changes Up for the Future

23/01/2023 - People News

Worldwide – Robe lighting starts 2023 with the announcement of two important new roles boosting its international management team, both looking ahead and eyeing the company’s expansion over the next several years!

Martin Dudley Sets Sail on Bellowhead Broadside Tour with Chauvet Professional

23/01/2023 - Production News

UK – Imagination sets sail in the sea, according to a familiar poetic refrain. This creative spirit was unfurled recently for Bellowhead’s UK tour, a magical 18-city voyage that celebrated the tenth anniversary of the band’s iconic Broadside album.

Forefront Productions Bring Adamson CS-Series to the Shore School

23/01/2023 - Project News

Australia – Sydney’s Shore School was established in 1889 and is a leading comprehensive school with Christian foundations. The school is recognised for providing a comprehensive education that focuses on developing the whole person. Located in an idyllic location overlooking Sydney’s North Shore, the school spreads over two campuses.

HH Electronics Launch TNi-WPRO Installation Loudspeakers

23/01/2023 - Equipment News

UK-based HH Electronics has announced the launch of TNi WPRO installation loudspeakers. There are two versions available: the 12-inch TNi-W12PRO and 8-inch TNi-W8PRO. Suitable for a wide range of small to medium sized applications, both models are available in black or white, and have rotatable waveguides for vertical or horizontal dispersion with 90° x 60° coverage, to enable precise control of sound field.

School Rocks with Robe RoboSpots

20/01/2023 - Production News

Australia – Sydney Catholic Schools presented four special performances of “School of Rock – The Musical” in an arena spectacular based on the original Broadway show and staged at the 16,000 capacity Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney.

Allen Deneau Joins Bandit Lites as Client Representative

20/01/2023 - People News

USA – As Bandit Lites continues its historic 55th year as the US leader in concert lighting, the company is thrilled to announce the hiring of Allen Deneau as its newest client representative.

Alain Corthout Balances Diverse Los 40 Music Award Show with ChamSys MagicQ MQ500M

20/01/2023 - Production News

Spain – “Music Inspires Life,” so went a slogan created a few years ago for radio network Los 40. In the process, the sweet sounds and beautiful harmonies that fall under the umbrella of “music,” also inspires a wonderfully rich level of diversity. This is clearly evident in the story of this global broadcasting behemoth, which has affiliates in 20 countries, airing songs in both Spanish and English.

Christie projection powers mapping spectacle at iconic church

20/01/2023 - Production News

UK – Christie projection has helped to elevate a spatial light art experience at a 19th-century church building in Waterloo, Liverpool. At Black Hole – End of Time, projectors were used to map striking content from visual artist Rocco Helmchen onto the iconic interior of Old Christ Church, in conjunction with a unique soundtrack, lighting, lasers and additional effects. The performance was the brainchild of musician and lighting designer Paul Alty, with the projection content created by Helmchen. Funds were raised from ticket sales, a JustGiving page, and cash donations and were donated to BackupTech, which supports professionals in the entertainment industry and local charity Friends of Old Christ Church.

POLAR Supplies Danny Anderson with Midas Heritage D Console

20/01/2023 - Project News

UK - Based near Glasgow, Danny Anderson is a vastly experienced audio professional whose understanding of the live events world is thorough to say the least. As well as being an in-demand freelance sound engineer, Danny is also an events creator, designer, planner and production manager, whose career has encompassed everything from operating recording and rehearsal studios to managing large scale corporate events and festivals. Throughout his long and distinguished career, though, whatever his responsibility at events, his hands are never too far away from a mixing console.

Ayrton lighting rig shines on European leg of Kid Cudi’s To the Moon 2022 World Tour

20/01/2023 - Production News

Europe – Hip-hop artist and producer Kid Cudi recently wrapped the European leg of his To the Moon 2022 World Tour with dates in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Brussels, Paris and Milan that featured an extensive Ayrton lighting rig.

HK Audio Marketing Communications under new leadership

20/01/2023 - People News

Germany – Caby van der Blom is now head of marketing communications at Music & Sales. As a marketing expert with extensive expertise and exceptional knowledge of the industry, she will expand and further develop the marketing strategies of the HK Audio brand in the future.

Move the Air, Move your Audience with the Compact Yamaha STAGEPAS 200

20/01/2023 - Equipment News

Yamaha Corporation has announced its latest portable, professional PA, the compact and feature-packed STAGEPAS 200. Offering exceptionally high sound quality from a cube-shaped enclosure, measuring just 30cm on each side, and, for the first time, a battery-powered option, the premium STAGEPAS 200 means you can take a performance literally anywhere.

Stage Audio Works supply Sound Stylists with new Yamaha Rivage consoles

20/01/2023 - Production News

South Africa – South African audio-visual production specialist, Sound Stylists, has recently invested in two new Yamaha PM3 Rivage consoles to add to its extensive inventory. Shortly after, they were tested in situ, deployed as part of a networked audio solution at the Samsung Galaxy Move Festival, hosted by 947, a South African radio station, on the 4th and 5th of November. The consoles were supplied by Stage Audio Works (SAW), also on hand throughout the festival to offer technical support.

Brompton Technology helps Dark Matters unfold real-time technology revolution

20/01/2023 - Project News

France – Dark Matters is one of Europe’s most advanced and innovative virtual production complexes. From Simulcam and LED in-camera VFX technology to motion capture, it offers film-makers and visual creatives a complete end-to-end service and unparalleled control to the very last shot. Having heard only positive things from industry colleagues about Brompton Technology LED processing, the Dark Matters team chose ten 4K Tessera SX40 4K LED processors for their studio complex.

Claypaky Fixtures Light Inaugural Event at Lusail Stadium for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

19/01/2023 - Production News

Qatar – Lighting designer Matthew Tunchon and Qatar vision production company WLL (QVISION) utilised a large Claypaky rig to light the first test event for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 inside the newly built Lusail Stadium in Doha, which hosted the tournament’s final match between France and Argentina.

ALPD Awards at New Technology Showcase

19/01/2023 - Event News

UK – The 2022 ALPD Award winners will be announced at the New Technology Showcase on Friday 27 January.

GLP captures the Moment for Rapyd’s grand EDM dance finale

19/01/2023 - Production News

Portugal – GLP lighting featured heavily at a major EDM event recently at the Campo Pequeno Bullring in Lisbon.

Gian Carlo Vannetti transforms theatrical stages with artistic lighting designs using Obsidian Control's ONYX platform

18/01/2023 - Production News

Italy – Gian Carlo Vannetti is an experienced lighting designer based in Novellara, Italy, who specialises in creating theatrical lighting designs using Obsidian Control Systems' ONYX platform. With nearly 30 years in the entertainment technology industry, he has had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects, from big and small Italian artists to festivals, corporate events and more.

Light on the horizon – Theaterhaus Stuttgart relies on Robert Juliat Dalis LED cyclights and footlights

18/01/2023 - Project News

Germany – Since 1985, the Theaterhaus Stuttgart has brought together various artistic genres, experimental and popular productions, internationally renowned artists and newly developed projects under one roof. The Theaterhaus maintains its own theatre and dance ensemble and raises almost 65% of its annual costs itself. The figures speak for themselves: the Theaterhaus has around 300,000 visitors every year, with an average of 900 events ranging from theatre and dance to concerts, comedy and cabaret, readings, lectures and exhibitions.

Allen & Heath Avantis Makes Things Easy for Jason Lovins Band

18/01/2023 - Production News

USA – Jason Lovins Band, an independent Christian rock group based out of Kentucky, has been touring consistently in houses of worship and college campus ministries since its formation in 2001. “We’re on the road about forty weeks a year,” said the band’s production manager and sound engineer Chris Music. “It’s a big operation.”

Matt Moreland Immerses at Free Chapel with Help from Chauvet Professional and 4Wall

18/01/2023 - Production News

USA – “Anytime I create, my goal is audience immersion,” Matt Moreland says when describing his approach to lighting design. “I strive to make the audience feel as though they are part of the show, not sitting in the dark watching what is happening on stage.”

SIXTY82 launches TPM29S – a top quality reinvention of the industry’s most used box truss

18/01/2023 - Equipment News

SIXTY82 presents the all-new TPM29S, a new 29cm box truss that is up to 25% stronger, yet fully compatible with, the M29 series box truss.

David Morbey Appointed as Product Manager by Optimal Audio

18/01/2023 - People News

UK – David Morbey has been appointed to the position of product manager for Optimal Audio. A data-driven, resourceful and accomplished product marketing manager with over 25 years' experience in the professional audio industry, he has combined finely-honed analytical skills with extensive product knowledge to identify opportunities for business growth at a number of industry-leading manufacturers, including DENON, Martin Audio, InMusic, Allen & Heath and Neutrik. With wide experience of global sales and distribution networks, David has, at various stages, specialised in the area of installed sound for the leisure and hospitality sector, experience which aligns perfectly with his new role.

Poland’s Łomża Philharmonic Redesigns Residence with L-Acoustics

18/01/2023 - Project News

Poland – Established in 1977, the Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic in the Northeastern city of Łomża was named in honour of the Polish composer and conductor, considered to be the country’s greatest musician since Chopin and ranked amongst the most significant 20th-century classical musicians. After many years in different locations, almost two thousand performances, and receiving numerous awards for its artistic achievements and contribution to the development of musical culture, the Philharmonic took the ambitious step of rebuilding an existing venue and refurbishing it to an ideal specification for music performances. That specification includes a comprehensive, state-of-the-art loudspeaker system from L-Acoustics.

Showtec at home in Casa Batlló

17/01/2023 - Production News

Spain – Casa Batlló is a building in the centre of Barcelona that was designed by famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. The building is widely regarded as one of his masterpieces and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005. This winter, the building is home to a spectacular light show with lots of equipment provided by Soiart, including lights and special effects by Showtec.

Boyband Tour Kicks off with Robe

17/01/2023 - Production News

Denmark – The Boyband Tour is a vibrant, joyous, high-energy, two-hour steamroller of a set inspired by some of the greatest international ‘boyband’ hits from the 1990s and 2000s: Westlife, Backstreet Boys, SpiceBoys (celebrating the wonderful androgyny of music) and many more infections and beats that defined much of the pop of the era! It is delivered by five talented Danish musical stars: Silas Holst, Kim Ace Scherlund, Teit Samsø, Jeff Ace Scherlund and Joakim Traneberg, who are also the show’s producers.

Audient Expands EVO with Eight-Channel Smart Mic Preamp: SP8

17/01/2023 - Equipment News

EVO by Audient announces the arrival of EVO SP8, an eight channel Smart Preamp with AD/DA. Billed as the perfect expander for any audio interface, SP8 is the newest addition to the EVO range.

Tech LED Upgrades its Energy Efficiency Offering with Lumos Controls

17/01/2023 - Business News

Tech LED has announced the addition of Lumos Controls to its distribution portfolio to support the precise and automated control of its current architectural lighting ranges within the building design space. At a time when energy efficiency tops every agenda, Lumos Controls provides a simple-to-retrofit, complete solution for any enterprise looking to fully control its energy landscape.

JBL A8 sound system for the RSC's acclaimed My Neighbour Totoro at the Barbican

17/01/2023 - Production News

UK – Music, dialogue and vocal incantations, in their many expressive forms, set the backdrop for the enchanting world stage premiere of My Neighbour Totoro, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s hit production of the Japanese animation classic. Such is the 1988 film’s cult status, the short season at London’s Barbican, replacing the animation with magical puppetry, broke box office records for ticket sales in a single day.

Merry Merry Music Brings Broadweigh to Toronto’s Eaton Centre

17/01/2023 - Production News

Canada – Broadweigh was the load monitoring brand of choice for the CF Toronto Eaton Centre’s Merry Merry Music event this festive season. The centre, which attracts over 50 million visitors annually, staged a one-of-a-kind programme of celebrity performers at Christmas, in place of its festive tree tradition, which has had to take a break due to a major roof replacement project.

Switchable set up for DiGiCo consoles on tour with Creeper

17/01/2023 - Production News

UK - Proclaimed as "one of the UK's most exciting new bands” when it formed in 2014, multi-award-winning glam punk outfit, Creeper, has a busy and eclectic tour schedule, from appearing on the worldwide festival circuit, supporting the arena performances of legendary artists such as Alice Cooper and The Cult, to more intimate tours in smaller venues. With such a varied agenda, and ever-changing technical demands, the band’s FOH engineer devised a strategy to take advantage of DiGiCo’s holistic architecture and switch in different consoles for different production requirements.

Ayrton supports In The Light, a celebration of the life and work of lighting designer Mikki Kunttu

17/01/2023 - Production News

Finland – A cluster of events celebrated the 30-year career and 50th birthday of Finnish lighting designer, Mikki Kunttu last autumn.

grandMA3 Guides the Light for the Good Shepherd Church

17/01/2023 - Project News

Korea – The Good Shepherd Church in Seongnam, Korea is a busy, active and dynamic environment running a raft of regular daily, weekly and monthly performance-based worship services, praise gatherings plus other related shows and events. It is right at the heart of its local community and is a constant fundraiser for assorted humanitarian causes, both local and international.

CODA Audio oxygenates MIDƐM+ 2023 in Cannes with Jean-Michel Jarre

17/01/2023 - Production News

France – CODA Audio has announced an ongoing partnership with famed French electronic musician and composer, Jean-Michel Jarre (pictured), debuting with a series of immersive shows at the revived MIDEM exhibition in Cannes. Now MIDƐM+ 23 under the new ownership of the City of Cannes, the event is set to reinvigorate the MIDEM brand post-pandemic, with a qualitative programme of keynotes, round tables, interactive networking spaces and of course the best and most innovative of what live music has to offer.

PXL Media invests in Martin Audio to open up South India market

17/01/2023 - Business News

India – PXL Media, a leader in large format LED screen rentals, recently forayed into the professional touring audio domain by adding Martin Audio’s Wavefront Precision (WPL) line array to its inventory. In so doing, they have become India’s first WPL users.

CT CEO, Dave Crump to take part in BikeFest 2023

16/01/2023 - Event News

Spain – In just two weeks’ time, Creative Technology EME’s CEO, Dave Crump will once again be donning his Lycra, with an eclectic bunch of fellow industry ‘heavyweights’ and setting off on BikeFest, a not insignificant cycling challenge in Spain.

City Theatrical Launches Three Beam Control Accessories for Martin MAC Aura XIP

16/01/2023 - Equipment News

City Theatrical now offers three standard beam control accessories designed to fit Martin Lighting’s MAC Aura XIP lighting fixture: the Martin MAC Aura XIP Top Hat, Hexcel Louver, and Concentric Ring. These three beam control accessories were developed based on City Theatrical’s understanding of the unique accessory needs of lighting professionals and the high demand for this moving light fixture in the market. Each new Martin MAC Aura XIP beam control product offers control of stray beams and light spill.

“I have the best job in the company!” Brompton Technology hires Cesar Caceres as new Product Lead

16/01/2023 - People News

UK – Brompton Technology, a global leader in LED processing for video walls, has announced the appointment of Cesar Caceres, who will be joining the company’s cross-functional product development team as its product lead.

Hippotizer Boreal feeds metal band Powerwolf’s big screen creatures

16/01/2023 - Production News

Europe – German metal band Powerwolf unleashed their no-holds-barred Wolfsnächte Tour 2022 across Europe in the autumn, with a characteristically energetic show designed to thrill their hoards of die hard fans. Dominating the staging was a huge 5mm pixel pitch LED wall displaying album cover artwork, creatures of the night, and eerie scenes, driven by Hippotizer Boreal media servers supplied to the tour by Cast.

Proteus Excalibur welcomes in 2023 on spectacular New Year’s Eve London show

16/01/2023 - Production News

UK - Tim Routledge designed a stunning light show to complement fireworks and a drone display with high-power Elation beam lights in each of the London Eye's 32 pods

Relentlessly Reliable, Yamaha PM5D-RH and M7CL Still Touring with Status Quo

16/01/2023 - Production News

Europe – Status Quo spent much of 2022 playing a series of UK theatre shows, followed by festivals, arenas and theatres across Europe, before rounding off the year in UK and German arenas. Along with the band every step of the way were Yamaha PM5D-RH and M7CL mixing consoles which, like the band, show absolutely no sign of slowing down.

Showtec in Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

13/01/2023 - Production News

UK – Illuminate, Winter Lights at Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens lifted visitors’ spirits during the short, gloomy days throughout the last weeks of 2022 and the first week of 2023. The outside gardens, with lots of subtropical vegetation, were beautifully set alight from 4:30pm until 8pm in an enchanted display of light and music.

Robe Dreams with Crowded House

13/01/2023 - Production News

Australia – Crowded House are among Australia and New Zealand’s most iconic, popular and successful bands, with a string of melodic hits like “Better Be Home Soon”, “Don’t Dream It’s Over”, “Something So Strong” and others, some stretching back to the 1980s, all still infectiously foot tapping in 2022 when they hit the road again after re-forming in late 2019.

Filament Eleven 11 Gets Creative with Astera

13/01/2023 - Production News

New Zealand – Auckland-based design studio Filament Eleven 11 is a creative tour de force combining the talents and imagination of lighting and visual artists Rachel Marlow and Brad Gledhill. Working across multiple genres: theatre, opera, dance, rock & roll, live events, installation and light art, and embracing a mix of media and light forms, the company is known for its innovative and fun approach to enhancing storytelling with this unique form of expression.

BIGABOX Calls on Chauvet Professional to Support Sonny Fodera at O2 Academy Brixton

13/01/2023 - Production News

UK – “When I make my music, I want people to feel good, I can really feel that when they sing the lyrics back to me,” house heavyweight Sonny Fodera told an interviewer from Forbes earlier this year.

Production Futures ON TOUR to visit Nottingham Confetti Institute

13/01/2023 - Standards News

UK – Production Futures is an initiative created to provide opportunities for young people to learn, train, network and develop real careers in production across every area of the live event, music, touring, theatre, TV, broadcast and film industries

Yamaha Announces EASE Address Support for Ceiling Speakers

13/01/2023 - Equipment News

Yamaha has announced that its VXC and VC series ceiling speakers are now compatible with the EASE Address software calculating tool, making the simulation of ceiling speaker placement and sound pressure levels quicker and more flexible for system designers.

Stormzy’s New Album Gets the Atmos Treatment in PMC’s Demo Studio

13/01/2023 - Production News

UK – UK loudspeaker manufacturer PMC recently made its Dolby Atmos demo facility in London available to producer Will Reeves so that he could mix the Atmos version of Stormzy’s third album This Is What I Mean.

22live Goes Live

13/01/2023 - Business News

UK – A new audio rental company, 22live, has officially launched, with the announcement that key industry professionals Spencer Beard and Alex Penn have joined the management team.

Power Logistics appoints European director as it opens second office within the EU

13/01/2023 - Business News

The Netherlands – In the next phase of Power Logistics’ ambitious plans for expansion, the temporary power specialist has appointed a European director to lead its newly opened office in Maastricht, Netherlands. Experienced international sales and marketing professional, Patrick Elissen, will be spearheading the company’s EMEA operation from the centrally located office. Situated in close proximity to both the German and Belgian borders, the new office is just a short hop from many major European cities.

Illuminate Production Services opens US East Coast facility stocked with Elation gear

12/01/2023 - Business News

USA – Illuminate Production Services (IPS) has recently opened an East Coast facility in Ft. Pierce, Florida, to serve clients better nationwide. The family-owned company, which first opened its doors in Sacramento in 2006, is one of the live event industry’s premiere full-service production companies. The new facility, which is stocked with production quality audio, video, lighting and staging equipment, includes many of Elation Professional's most sought-after products.

Daniel Thibault Creates Big Looks on a Small Stage for Big Something with Chauvet Professional

12/01/2023 - Production News

USA – A lot of lighting designers looked for ways to stay busy and productive during the pandemic lockdown. Daniel Thibault of Life is Art Studio found a number of means to do this; one was by lighting in-your-car-concerts at drive-in movie theatres, the other was by helping the Lincoln Theatre develop a “covid safe” seating plan that could be implemented when restrictions on live shows were finally eased.

New DAP WMS series easy-install loudspeakers

12/01/2023 - Equipment News

DAP introduces its newest range of loudspeakers with a stylish design for permanent install: WMS. These wall mount speakers are easy to install with the use of the included wall mounting plate. With the integrated ball joint the speakers are aimed and oriented effortlessly. They come in a variety of configurations: 16 ohm or 100V, black or white, 4-inch woofer or 6.5-inch woofer, totalling eight models to choose from.

Claypaky Sharpy Plus Aqua Fixtures Open the Flood Gates on Gwar’s Autumn 2022 Tour

12/01/2023 - Production News

USA – Heavy metal band Gwar recently wrapped up the autumn North American leg of their “Black Death Rager World Tour,” in which Claypaky Sharpy Plus Aquas played a key and unusual role.

MGM Northfield Park quick to cash in on GLP’s impression X5

12/01/2023 - Project News

USA – Situated in north-east Ohio, MGM Northfield Park, the region’s premier destination for dining, gaming and entertainment, has become the first venue in the United States to permanently install GLP’s impression X5 next-generation washlight.

Avolites Announces the Release of New Titan v16.0 Software

12/01/2023 - Equipment News

Avolites has unveiled a major new release of its renowned lighting and integrated media control Titan software. Version 16 has two new main features developed to assist programmers and operators by providing fast access to the data they need. 

CupOJoy selects Martin Audio WPS for permanent sound installation

12/01/2023 - Project News

USA – Some 33 years after it was founded, the 550-seat CupOJoy live music venue in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has taken delivery of its first permanently installed sound system in the larger space within the two-auditorium venue to which it relocated two years ago (having successively occupied two previous locations).

AIE Film School’s Virtual Production LED Wall Powered by Brompton Technology LED Processing

11/01/2023 - Project News

Australia – AIE Film School has chosen Brompton Technology’s LED processing to power its Virtual Production volume on its Canberra campus soundstage, with plans for an expanded volume later this year.

Genelec elevates its customer experience with new Virtual Showroom

11/01/2023 - Business News

Finland – To complement its growing global network of physical Experience Centres, Genelec has introduced its online Virtual Showroom, where visitors can explore a wide range of active loudspeaker systems and technologies in a set of stunningly realistic room settings. This allows customers across the studio, AV and home audio segments to instantly access valuable Genelec information and resources in a unique and visually engaging interactive environment.

Rathausmarkt Open Air Hamburg with Alcons Audio

11/01/2023 - Production News

Germany – In 2022 the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg once again treated its classical music loving citizens to the Rathausmarkt Open Air, which also heralds the new concert season of the Philharmonic State Orchestra under the baton of star conductor Kent Nagano.

Chauvet Professional Announces UK Road Show

11/01/2023 - Event News

UK – Chauvet Professional entered the holiday season with a full head of steam, anchoring shows for headliners at major arenas throughout the country. Now with the turning of the calendar page, the UK team is embarking on another tour, not in support of a musical artists, but to give lighting professionals a first-hand look at some of the exciting new IP65-rated products that promise to rock their world in 2023.

Allen & Heath to Begin Tenth Semester of Award-Winning Mini Masterclass Series

11/01/2023 - Standards News

USA – Allen & Heath USA has announced a brand new semester of its weekly Mini Masterclass series. The free 25-minute classes, held online every Wednesday, feature world-class instructors and product experts discussing various features and hardware within the Allen & Heath ecosystem. Created in November 2020 and now totalling over 100 weeks of sessions, the Mini Masterclasses continue to evolve and grow based on continual feedback from the engaged Allen & Heath community.

Ayrton Lighting Rig Shines on European Leg of Kid Cudi’s “To the Moon 2022 World Tour”

11/01/2023 - Production News

Europe – Hip-hop artist and producer Kid Cudi recently wrapped up the European leg of his “To the Moon 2022 World Tour” with dates in Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Brussels, Paris and Milan that featured an extensive Ayrton lighting rig.

L-Acoustics Technology Extends Performance Portfolio of Philharmonie Essen

10/01/2023 - Project News

Germany – The Alfried-Krupp-Saal at Philharmonie Essen in western Germany is renowned for its marvellous acoustics and for being home to the Essen Philharmonic Orchestra. Philharmonie Essen stands on a site which has been home to a concert venue since the mid-19th century. A second building was opened there in 1904, only to be destroyed during World War II and then modernised during a rebuild between 1949 and 1954. A total renovation costing some 72 million Euros took place in 2003 and 2004, during which the most significant venue within the complex, the Alfried-Krupp-Saal, was extended to a capacity of almost 2,000.

Casino Tampere hits the jackpot with Genelec Smart IP

10/01/2023 - Project News

Finland – Casino Tampere is a far cry from the glitz and bling of Las Vegas. Located at Tampere’s Nokia Arena, it’s only the second casino in Finland and is owned and operated by the Finnish state-owned company Veikkaus. Casino Tampere operates a responsible gaming policy with tools in place to enable players to self-regulate as well as mandatory loss limits on slot machines. Exuding Finnish style with lots of natural wood and greenery, Casino Tampere combines Nordic design with the world’s most advanced casino concepts for a thoroughly modern – and unique – casino environment. Over 100 Genelec Smart IP loudspeakers contribute to a complete sensory experience that sets Casino Tampere apart from any other gaming venue.

Electric Airshows announces UK launch

10/01/2023 - Business News

UK – A new company, Electric Airshows, has been launched to provide drone light shows to the UK’s outdoor events market.

Amsterdam Music Festival Energises with Robe

10/01/2023 - Production News

The Netherlands – Andre Beekmans and a talented team from his Eindhoven-based design studio, The Art of Light, created a stunning lighting scheme for the 2022 Amsterdam Music Festival (AMF) a one-day electronic music extravaganza of epic proportions produced by ALDA and staged at the Johan Cruijff Arena as part of the 2022 Amsterdam Music Event (AME).

Chauvet Professional Creates NYE Magic for Mike Grabowski and The Lighting Design Group

10/01/2023 - Production News

USA – Mike Grabowski was thrilled with his experience designing the multiple stages under his purview for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” in Times Square this year, except for one thing. His single regret didn’t involve the rain that fell for much of the evening, either. After all, the “unpredictability of nature,” comes with the territory when lighting outdoor events, said The Lighting Design Group’s senior designer. Plus, given that most of his rig was IP65 rated, he had little to worry about regarding the showers. (He and the team have seen a lot of challenging weather, being at Times Square on NYE, for over a decade of these shows,)

Chauvet Professional and Lighting & Sound Company Create Embracive Experience at Maymont Garden Glow

10/01/2023 - Production News

USA – No one knows exactly how many plants and trees grow in the 20 acres that the historic Maymont Estate Park set aside for its popular “Garden Glow” walk-through event. One thing is certain however, each and every one of them charmed visitors by glowing invitingly in an enchanting field of light. Jonathan Blake and the crew at The Lighting & Sound Company made sure of that!

Pete Hutchison spices up Gerry Cinnamon’s summer tour with Ayrton

10/01/2023 - Production News

UK & Ireland – Scottish singer-songwriter, Gerry Cinnamon, concluded his ten-date summer tour of the UK and Ireland with two sell out dates at his home town stadium, the 50,000-capacity Hampden Park National Stadium in Glasgow, in mid-July and simultaneously made history as the first independent act (and the first Scot) to sell out multiple nights at the venue.

Claypaky Mini Xtylos HPE Fixtures are a Winner at Supercell’s Clash Fest e-sports Tournament in Helsinki

10/01/2023 - Production News

Finland – Lighting designer Fredrik Jönsson of Eyebrow Designs AB used 30 Claypaky Mini Xtylos HPE fixtures to illuminate Supercell’s annual joint tournament for the “Clash of Clans World Championship” and the “Clash Royale League World Finals” at Clash Fest, held at the Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre. During the epic gaming event the best squads in the world battled for titles in a live e-sports environment as games were also streamed worldwide.

Digital Projection to showcase industry’s most comprehensive high brightness projection range at ISE 2023

10/01/2023 - Event News

Spain – Digital Projection will again be playing a central role at 2023 Barcelona’s Integrated Systems Europe (31 January - 3 February), where the manufacturer will be showcasing its class leading, high-end projection products and technologies, including what is arguably the most important development in projection since the advent of laser light source: Digital Projection’s revolutionary Satellite MLS (Modular Laser System). Digital Projection will be joined on the stand by VIOSO, which will bring its expertise in complex dome calibration and video-mapping projection to create an eye-catching application-based stand experience.

White Light Certifies as a B Corporation

10/01/2023 - Business News

UK - Following a rigorous assessment, technical solutions specialist White Light (WL) is now a certified B Corporation (B Corp), joining a socially and environmentally conscious movement of 1000 UK-based and over 6000 companies worldwide. This news comes just a few months after WL gained ISO14001 accreditation: the international standard for environmental management systems (EMS).

ISE 2023: Meet the HK Audio Family

10/01/2023 - Event News

Spain – HK Audio will be showcasing its latest products for the concert sound and install sound sectors at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2023 in Barcelona, as well as a new, highly flexible speaker series.

Martin Audio plans hybrid online and offline product launch event for ISE 2023

10/01/2023 - Event News

Spain – In recognition of the changing post-pandemic exhibition landscape, Martin Audio has announced that it plans to run both an online and offline product launch event at ISE 2023, in order to maximise engagement for those that can and cannot attend the trade show.

XLR appointed new Elation Professional distributor for Belgium and Luxembourg

09/01/2023 - Business News

Benelux – Elation Professional has announced that AV equipment supplier XLR has been appointed the exclusive distributor for Elation Professional lighting products in Belgium and Luxembourg. The distribution partnership went into effect on 1 January, 2023.

DFEi Students Appreciate New Large Format Audient Mixing Desk

09/01/2023 - Project News

Ireland – An Audient ASP8024 Heritage Edition console was installed as part of a full studio upgrade at Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute (DFEi) this academic year, which has already sparked great interest from students.

CEG Boosts Robe Stock

09/01/2023 - Production News

UK – Cambridge-based company CEG specialises in the trade rental of lighting, power, rigging and effects equipment used for a wide range of entertainment shows and live events embracing multiple sectors.

Void Acoustics at ISE 2023

09/01/2023 - Event News

Spain – Void Acoustics will be adding six significant new products to its extensive product catalogue at ISE 2023, with a presence on the show floor (Stand 7E300) as well as hosting a Demo Room (B5), where show attendees will be able to experience Void’s signature sound first-hand, and receive in-depth information about the new product offering.

Michel Arntz joins Robe’s international sales team as key Account Manager for Europe

06/01/2023 - People News

Europe – Michel Arntz will be co-ordinating Robe’s activities in 18 countries across Europe including Ukraine and his area will also include all of Scandinavia, Poland, the Baltic states, Austria, Switzerland and most of the Balkan countries. Netherlands-based Michel is already a well-known and respected industry figure in Europe.

Adlib supplies 170 Martin MAC Ultra for 2022 World Gymnastics Championships

06/01/2023 - Production News

UK – The 2022 World Gymnastics Championships were held at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena over nine days in October and November, with 500 gymnasts from 75 countries competing at the 7,500-capacity venue.

ChamSys Helps Kaiser Chiefs Engage Crowds on UK Tour

06/01/2023 - Production News

UK – “It’s been a while, but we’re going on tour in November and can’t wait to see you again.” So read the official statement announcing the recently completed UK tour by the Kaiser Chiefs. 

Allen & Heath SQ Mixers Deliver Crystal Clear Audio at the Qingyuan Olympic Sports Center

06/01/2023 - Project News

China – November saw the opening of the 16th Guangdong Provincial Games and the 9th Guangdong Provincial Games for Persons with Disabilities in Qingyuan and, with more than 20,000 athletes, coaches and related staff taking part, it was the largest Guangdong provincial games to date.

DCLighting keeps it fresh on The Kelly Clarkson Show with versatile Elation lighting

05/01/2023 - Production News

USA – Los Angeles-based DCLighting has been successfully lighting The Kelly Clarkson Show since its debut in 2019 and was recognised for Outstanding Lighting Direction with a Daytime Emmy Award in 2020 and in 2022. DCLighting founder and lighting designer Darren Langer is understandably proud of his team, who have lit over 600 musical performances on the show to date.

Christopher Melendy Appointed as Central Regional Sales Manager for Allen & Heath USA

05/01/2023 - People News

USA – Allen & Heath USA has announced the hiring of industry veteran Christopher Melendy as regional sales manager for the central territory. Melendy joins Allen & Heath with over two decades of experience in pro audio and system integration.

First ADI Screen Installed in Metrocentre Project

05/01/2023 - Project News

UK – As part of the major refurbishment led by Metrocentre’s asset managers Sovereign Centros, ADI has installed the first of two unique digital platforms.

Rolight appointed exclusive distributor for Elation Professional in the Netherlands

05/01/2023 - Business News

The Netherlands – Elation Professional has announced that AV equipment supplier Rolight has been named the new exclusive distributor of Elation lighting products in the Netherlands. The agreement, which went into effect on 1 January, 2023, also encompasses Elation’s atmospheric effects brand Magmatic.

Allen & Heath Promote Nic Beretta to Director of Product

04/01/2023 - People News

UK – Most recently working as head of product, Beretta joined Allen & Heath in 2010 and has been instrumental in the development of the product management, technical marketing and product support teams at the company. In addition to his new strategic role as a director, Beretta will continue to oversee the product department as well as closer collaboration with the R&D and product marketing teams at the company’s Penryn headquarters.

KV2 Audio appoints Robert Adrian Tan as Director of Sales, Asia

04/01/2023 - People News

Singapore – KV2 kicks off the New Year with news of the appointment of seasoned industry professional, Robert Adrian Tan, to the post of director of sales, Asia. Based in Singapore, Tan brings over 20 years of experience as an AV consultant in the hospitality and events industries before moving into systems integration. Tan specialises in designing systems for acoustically challenging environments, be it in the live events or installed sound sector and is also a skilled business manager.

MHB and Elation KL meet high standards of world-class equestrian competition

04/01/2023 - Production News

The Netherlands – In October, MHB of the Netherlands provided high quality sport lighting for Indoor Friesland, one of Europe’s top equestrian competitions. A professionally illuminated wash of the highest standard was a must for the event and MHB delivered using their recently expanded inventory of Elation KL Panel LED softlights.

Audient Revisits Mondosonic Studios

04/01/2023 - Project News

India – Producer, mix/master engineer and owner of Mondosonic Studios, Varun Krrishna has been enjoying his ASP8024 Heritage Edition console for two years now. Consistently striving to improve his offering in Kerala, Mondosonic Studios is now an Apple Digital Master certified provider and Varun is currently considering Spatial Audio as his next upgrade.

Mike Clark passed away

04/01/2023 - People News

Outline has regretfully announced the unexpected death of Michael David Clark, who passed away on 30 December at the age of 77.

Elation’s all-in-one KL Profile FC ellipsoidal now shipping

04/01/2023 - Equipment News

Elation Professional is simplifying ellipsoidal lighting with the new, all-in-one KL Profile FC. Designed for the ultimate in flexibility and performance, the KL Profile FC combines everything a designer needs in one innovative package, eliminating the need for additional lighting accessories and making it the most convenient and cost-effective ellipsoidal lighting solution on the market.

Nate Haber Adds Festive Touch to a Lorna Shore Christmas with Chauvet Professional

04/01/2023 - Production News

USA – “My client wanted this to have the look and feel of a quintessential Christmas show.”  Every lighting designer can relate to that this time of year. But in Nate Haber’s case, the request was made with a bit of a different twist. Instead of being asked to support standard holiday tunes, his design had to reflect the raw, merciless power of death metal music in a Yuletide setting.

Jennifer Lucas Reflects Spirit of Taylor Family Christmas with Chauvet Professional

04/01/2023 - Production News

USA – There is a touching beauty to the power of Christmas traditions. Even with the passage of time and sometimes hardships, they are passed down through generations serving as a source of strength and hope. Jennifer Lucas has a first-hand appreciation of this power as the director, programmer and lighting design of the Taylor Family Christmas tour.