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  • Jean Michel Jarre Virtual Show Opens New Worlds With Help From Jvan Morandi and ChamSys
    There is an unmistakable sense of boldness, perhaps even bravado, betrayed by a name like “Welcome To The Other Side.” In choosing this title, the author of a work is promising a transformative experience, one that will liberate the imagination of all who partake of it. In the case of electronic music pioneer Jean Michel…
  • Heights Baptist Video Becomes More Immersive With Light From Rogue R2 Wash
    This year, when The Heights Baptist added a 12-minute video to its socially distant Christmas Eve service, the church’s creative team had a critical goal in mind. “We didn’t want people to feel like they were watching a video,” said Technical Director Zach Carnefix. “Our intent was to make them feel immersed, as if they…
  • Chauvet Names Scandec Exclusive Norwegian Distributor
    Since its founding in 1984, Scandec has grown into one of Scandinavia’s foremost audio and AV distributors. Serving many of Norway’s leading venues, events, and concerts, the company represents an impressive list of leading audio and AV brands. Until now, however, one thing was missing from its lineup: high performance lighting. At the start of…
  • Lea’s Picnic Concerts with GLP
    LD Maxi Gräf merges two designs and experiments with the creative power of the KNV Line. In a summer that saw hardly any live shows, Landstreicher Konzert GmbH set an example with their corona-compliant series of Picnic Concerts in several German cities. Singer-songwriter Lea was one of the artists who performed during the concert series,…
  • Pittsburgh Takes On Holiday Glow With VLS and CHAUVET Professional
    Every night in December, America’s famous “Steel City” is being transformed, taking on the air of a holiday village, courtesy of a Vincent Lighting Systems (VLS) design that features CHAUVET Professional COLORado Solo 1 fixtures. An alternative to Pittsburgh’s traditional “Light Up The Night” public gathering, which was canceled for the first time in 60…
  • Lee Rose Gets Dynamic For Megan Thee Stallion at NYE Hollywood Party With CHAUVET Professional
    Lee Rose and the creative team behind the “Hollywood Party” segment of Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve show begin looking for a suitable soundstage for their production in mid-September. Most years the process is fairly routine, but not (no surprise!) in 2020. “We scouted the Los Angeles Convention Center as a possible location,” said…
  • Ayrton appoints Sky Corporation doo as exclusive distributor for Serbia
    Ayrton is very happy to announce the appointment of Sky Corporation as its new, exclusive distributor for Serbia with immediate effect. Established in 1999, Sky Corporation doo is a first-class company specialising in distribution, retail and systems integration, and a regional leader in event and production technologies and services. “At Sky Corporation we believe that…
  • Life Is Art Studios Adds Edge To BIG Something’s NYE Shows With CHAUVET Professional
    “New Year’s Eve at Lincoln Theatre has become one of our favorite traditions,” alt rockers BIG Something declared when announcing plans for a two-night NYE stand early in December. But during a pandemic, even traditions continued are traditions changed. This was true for BIG Something as well as the design team that lit their 1.5-hour…
  • Successful prelude: grandMA3 used for Amir Cup Final 2020 and inauguration of Ahmad Bin Ali stadium in Qatar
    The Amir Cup Final 2020 Ceremony, the biggest football cup competition in the State of Qatar, and the inauguration Ceremony of Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, the fourth FIFA World Cup™ stadium to open in Qatar following Khalifa International, Al Janoub and Education City was recently performed using 2 x grandMA3 full-size and multiple MA Network…
  • Kyle Upchurch Gets Creative With CHAUVET Professional For Central Christian Church
    Worshippers responding to a church service by honking their horns? Not long ago, it would have been unimaginable, but in a year when the unexpected has become normal, this is how people at Central Christian Church responded to a heart thumbing moment in their December 23rd outdoor Christmas show. The emotional outpouring occurred at the…
  • Elizabeth Coco Adds Depth To First Baptist Glenarden Video With CHAUVET Professional
    The project came up suddenly. She hadn’t even seen the light plot she would be working with until she walked in the door of the venue. The onsite console she’d be using was one she hadn’t worked with in quite a while. Complicating matters further, the nature of the project, lighting a series of concert…
  • Matt Collier and CHAUVET Professional Generate NYE Energy For Spafford Livestream
    The 1,500-seat Marque Theatre was virtually empty, save for a few widely separated family members on hand, when Spafford took to the stage for its 2021 New Year’s Eve livestream. Matt Collier, the jam band’s longtime LD, couldn’t help but contrast the scene to the one he remembered from the band’s last NYE show, when…
  • Revolutionary New Year’s Eve Event Amasses Over 1 Million Views
    Maxin10sity joined forces with Modern Enterprises for a virtual ‘sky mapping’ show that was seen around the world. When Seattle, Washington was forced to adapt its customary New Year’s Eve celebrations due to the ongoing disruption caused by Covid-19; necessity, once again, proved itself to be the mother of invention. The result – a collaboration…
  • GLX Productions Reflects Eden Project in Christmas Display With CHAUVET Professional
    The bold magentas and royal blues that enliven the 2020 “Christmas at Eden” celebration are not your typical holiday colors, but then again, nothing about the Eden Project can be classified as “ordinary.” Built on a 160-year old reclaimed china clay pit, the world-famous educational attraction presents an other-worldly image with its massive geodesic biomes.…
  • GLP X4 Bars Create ‘Blinding Lights’ for The Weeknd’s VMA Rooftop Performance
    LeRoy Bennett and Jason Baeri mastermind MTV platform design, 387m over Manhattan. Canadian singer producer, The Weeknd, was one of a number of artists performing at unusual outdoor settings in Manhattan to mark the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards. His designated location was the rooftop of the new Edge observation deck at Hudsons Yard, 387…
  • Squeek Lights Rekindles Magic For The Wonder Years Livestream With CHAUVET Professional
    The Wonder Years’ November livestream was a homecoming of sorts, not only for the Top 20 alt rockers, but for Victor Zeiser who lit the 90-minute show. “This band is one of our oldest clients, so working with them again was a real thrill,” said Zeiser, the owner of Squeek Lights. “Earlier during the pandemic,…
  • Robert Juliat Dalis adds a golden glow to the Latin Grammy Awards 2020
    Hosted by Ana Brenda Contreras, Victor Manuelle and Yalitza Aparicio, the 21st Latin Grammy Awards were celebrated in late November to honour the cream of the Latin music scene. This year saw a rather different format from the usual star-studded occasion due to the dictates of the COVID-19 pandemic: to ensure the safety of the…
  • Claypaky presents “Shine a Light” – a song celebrating the entertainment industry
    The year 2020 will be remembered as one of the most difficult years for everyone working in the entertainment and events sector. In the effort to focus on keeping up the spirit of the people affected by the current crisis and to close this terrible year with a positive hope, Claypaky created “Shine a Light”,…
  • One concert, many technical remote locations: Purple Schulz’s performance is completely remote controlled
    In the 1980s and 1990s, Purple Schulz achieved great national fame as a German pop singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and radio presenter with titles such as “Sehnsucht”, “Verliebte Jungs” and “Kleine Seen”. In times of Corona he was also looking for ideas how to perform concerts despite the restrictions – with success. Recently, a collaboration came…
  • disguise accelerates investment in xR technology to push boundaries in remote and virtual production for 2021
    disguise reflects on 2020 and how it provided the user community with vital lifelines including free training and licences, new software, and virtual events. In a year like no other, disguise celebrates a number of resounding successes, where the company saw the sudden shift to remote performance, production and events, and a new partnership with…
  • GLP’s Streamer Enhances Videoconferencing Experience with Portable LED Light
    Remote control facility for colour temperature and intensity provides further flexibility. Responding to the current trend for streaming and videoconferencing, necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic and social lockdown, GLP has designed Streamer. This is a small, versatile LED light source whose sole purpose is to present hosts, interviewees and collaborators in professional, studio-type lighting with…
  • TSL Lighting Turns it On for Magic Mike Live Australia
    Hollywood heartthrob Channing Tatum’s acclaimed dance show Magic Mike Live opened in Sydney, Australia on 17 December. It features a complex, dynamic all-new lighting design created by Philip Gladwell, using a rig supplied by TSL Lighting. In contrast to its runs in London, Las Vegas and Berlin, the Australian production takes place in a specially…
  • Zeal Life Turns Land of Light Into Magical Holiday Experience With CHAUVET Professional
    Surrounded by 9,000 acres of exquisitely landscaped gardens, thick woodlands and neatly tended farms, the three-story Longleat mansion glistens beneath an ornate roof adorned with domes and decorative chimneys. Each of the stately windows that line the exterior facade of the 128 room Tudor structure beckon visitors to look into a world where imagination takes…
  • FIX8Group’s ‘The Hub’ Virtual Events Space Opens for Business
    FIX8Group’s virtual events, broadcast and connectivity centre is fully operational for business. Known as ‘The Hub’, it is located at FIX8Group’s facility in Greater Manchester, and has been designed to enable virtual and hybrid events, shows or presentations to be produced entirely under one roof. Inside, The Hub offers a studio, gallery and master control…
  • Observatory expands with the appointment of Simon Harris as Director of Production
    Observatory, the creative video specialist which provides award-winning creative visual content innovation for live events, fashion, broadcast and more, has expanded its senior team with the addition of Simon Harris. A well-known figure in the visual production world, having previously worked for Bryte Design, Green Hippo and Avolites, Simon brings extensive technical video project management…
  • grandMA3 viz-key announced: Partnership with visualization manufacturers
    grandMA3 viz-key is the easiest way ever to cross-connect between any scale of grandMA3 lighting control system and compatible 3rd party visualizers. For many years users were asking for solutions to connect grandMA3 lighting control systems with existing visualization platforms – from a single onPC software device up to a full-blown multi-user system. grandMA3 viz-key…
  • Adam King Lights Macbeth for Mountview Livestream With CHAUVET Professional
    A web of superstition has long surrounded Macbeth, the result of an apocryphal tale that Shakespeare actually conjured up the spells of real witches when writing his unsettling drama about the corroding power of uncheck ambition. Like avoiding walking under a ladder, or using the number 13, actors have traditionally considered it bad luck to…
  • disguise xR pushes storytelling boundaries for the launch of the new Maserati MC20 luxury sports car
    It was ‘Time To Be Audacious’ as luxury automaker Maserati launched the MC20, the first super sports car of its Trident brand, in a never-seen-before automotive event format powered by disguise xR. Milan-based Feelrouge Worldwide Shows staged a two-day hybrid event held at the famous Autodromo di Modena race track, and broadcast live around the…
  • Claypaky and ADB Fixtures Are Center Stage as the ARTE Concert Festival in Paris Goes Virtual
    The annual ARTE Concert Festival went virtual this year with three days of music live streamed to audiences worldwide. Lighting Designer Pierre Claude deployed seven Claypaky A.leda B-EYE K10 fixtures, two dozen Claypaky HY B-EYE K25 LED washes and 16 ADB SVOBODA classic batten fixtures for the live musical performances shot at La Gaite Lyrique…
  • Schloss Burg Seen in a New Light with GLP
    impression E350 and FUSION series bathe medieval castle in colour. Situated near Wermelskirchen in the Bergisches Land, Schloss Burg is one of the largest completely preserved castle complexes in Germany. Built in the 12th century as the ancestral seat of the Counts and Dukes of Berg, and extensively restored between 1890 and 1914, the castle…
  • grandMA3 Software Release 1.4.: Many Enhancements
    MA Lighting has now released grandMA3 Software Version 1.4. This release rolls out many enhancements to continuously improve the basic workflow, as well as new features that enrich the overall lighting control experience. Additionally, it marks a fundamental step in the evolution of lighting control software and introduces the new concepts of Recipes and MAgic…
  • Hippotizer Nevis+ maps Christmas joy at Dior London
    Luxury fashion brand Dior’s flagship London store has launched its festive Christmas display, unveiling an entirely video mapped frontage powered by a Hippotizer Nevis+ Media Server. Visual wow-machine Motion Mapping is masterminding the technical set up, control and running of the festive projections, having been commissioned by Dior’s creative agency to deliver the project. Motion…
  • 4Wall Entertainment Brings Extra Dimension To Macy’s Parade With CHAUVET Professional
    The colorful floats were there, 26 of them in all; so too were the giant helium balloons, bands and street performers, but the 2020 version of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was unlike any of its 96 predators. The usual throngs of fans were nowhere to be seen, and instead of following its normal route…
  • Vakhtangov Theater in Moscow Presents Music and Light Show Featuring Claypaky LED Moving Heads
    Moscow’s Vakhtangov Theater marked its upcoming 100th anniversary with a stunning special 10-minute music and light show featuring more than one hundred Claypaky Axcor Profile 900 LN high-wattage moving head LED spotlights and HY B-EYE K25 moving head LED wash. The theater’s Lighting Designers Ruslan Mayorov and Alexander Matveev created the lighting spectacular with Sergei…
  • JDC Line helps Glass Animals into Dreamland
    Cassius Creative made use of GLP’s new strobe hybrid for the online concert. One of the more widely acclaimed, and viewed, virtual concerts during lockdown has been the recent live internet performance from psych-pop stars, Glass Animals. The widely acclaimed Oxford-based quartet were all set to tour their chart-topping Dreamland album this Spring until lockdown…
  • GLP Highlander Wash For ATP-Doppelpack at Cologne‘s Lanxess Arena
    POOLgroup GmbH lights the main court of the bett1HULKS Indoors and bett1HULKS Championships with GLP. After the 2020 professional season was marked by numerous tournament cancellations, two unscheduled ATP tournaments did go ahead in Cologne’s LANXESS Arena. The bett1HULKS Indoors (12-18 October) was followed directly afterwards by another top tennis event: the bett1HULKS Championship (19-25…
  • GLP Fixtures Out in Force at CCME Reloaded
    This year’s annual Coca-Cola Music Experience Festival took place again over two magical days at Madrid’s WiZink Center (this year under the name CCME Reloaded, to reflect the COVID-19 restrictions). The event was recorded for streaming only on CokeTV (the Coca-Cola YouTube channel) and Divinity (https://www.divinity.es/). Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, despite the lack of venue…
  • GLP KNV Dots Provide Garden Magic for Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Fashion Show
    Bob Barnhart lights star-studded cast, with additional JDC1 and X4 XL moving heads. Featuring 165 different sets, and a star-studded cast of musicians and models, Rihanna’s recent Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 was not merely a fashion parade but a multifaceted celebration of style to show off her latest lingerie range. Taking place at…
  • Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) brings Ayrton Khamsin-S to Turandot revival
    When Taiwan’s National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying) hosted a revival of the German/Taiwanese co-production of Puccini’s Turandot earlier this year, Mr Chien-hao Kuo, lighting designer and head of lighting, boldly chose to replace all the discharge moving lights of the original design with LED fixtures. He carefully selected 26 Ayrton Khamsin-S profiles which…
  • Lighta Lighta…Tech Diva Ja Lights Up Jamaica With CHAUVET Professional
    In Jamaica, a common cheer at events, especially concerts, are shouts of “Lighta, Lighta” accompanied by an enthusiastic audience member or two blasting an open flame towards the night sky in support of performances. Before the pandemic brought large public gatherings to a halt, Tech Diva Ja, provided such a moment for “Our Heroes: Walking…
  • Durhamld Limited Lights New Path At 1Rebel With CHAUVET Professional
    “We don’t follow trends. We go off road.” So declares the chain of 1Rebel boutique fitness and riding centers on its website. An idle marketing boast? Hardly. Stepping inside this two-story gym, visitors are swept up in an immersive panorama of colors, lasers and effects more reminiscent of a nightclub or the inside of a…
  • Julien Reux and CHAUVET Professional Create Big Looks For Mike Campbell Live Stream
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell formed his band, The Dirty Knobs, as a side project 15 years ago. Although the band seldom ventured outside SoCal, it built up a loyal following throughout the region, not unlike a tucked-away club treasured by locals, but beyond the reach of outsiders. That began to change…
  • Tapestry Live Studio Calls On CHAUVET Professional To Balance Video-Lighting Panorama
    For the thousands of fans throughout the UK who viewed the recent Lockdown Bingo Charity show, getting swept up in the immersive panorama supporting the livestream’s performances came quite naturally. And why not? With its seamless flow of brilliant images on its curved video wall working in harmony with vivid, colorful beams that surrounded it,…
  • Introducing MADRIX AURA – Stand-Alone Lighting Control
    MADRIX AURA provides amazing stand-alone capabilities for dynamic lighting. Run the most sophisticated light shows and effects independently from this compact controller with fully customizable scheduling. Lighting effects stunningly create the right setting for media facades, retail applications and point-of-sale eye catchers, backdrops, entrance areas, office spaces, gyms, bars and lounges, theme-park attractions, and many…
  • Prolight + Sound 2021 with new digital services: Innovative Experience Platform and extensive live streaming programme
    From 13 to 16 April, Prolight + Sound 2021 combines the advantages of a physical trade fair platform with the flexibility of digital events. In addition to product presentations and conferences on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds, the event offers a wide range of additional digital services. Thus, exhibitors will be given the opportunity to present…
  • The multi-tool of signal distribution: grandMA3 I/O Node and grandMA3 I/O Node DIN-Rail
    MA Lighting has now introduced two new tools for signal distribution that will make daily life for every grandMA3 user so much easier. grandMA3 I/O NodeThe grandMA3 I/O Node is the multi-tool of signal distribution within a grandMA3 lighting control system. Wherever the signal is generated or needed – just place a grandMA3 I/O Node…
  • MA Lighting and Lightpower support #handforahand: Targeted help
    handforahand is an initiative that collects donations for a private solidarity fund to support freelance lighting, sound, video and AV technicians, stage hands, production and event workers. These professions are the most affected by the current crisis. Several of them are falling through the federal government aid programmes finding themselves dependent on basic social security…
  • Introducing STNDBY Technical Gear Co; stylish, hard-wearing apparel made for crew, by crew
    UK-based apparel and tech brand STNDBY has launched its flagship range of stylish, sustainable and feature-packed clothes and accessories, designed for crew and creatives. After spotting a gap in the market, STNDBY was conceived by lighting and production designer Tom Campbell and host, producer and entrepreneur James Murden to offer clothing and accessories that are…
  • DCR Nashville and Nathan Alves Partner on Mobile Visual Art Platform Filled with Claypaky Scenius Fixtures to Paint Nashville Landmarks Red
    DCR Nashville and Lighting Designer Nathan Alves, a Partner in Darkroom Creative in Franklin, Tennessee, answered the Live Event & Entertainment Professionals’ call to action by bathing some of Nashville’s iconic landmarks in red light on September 1. Their contribution to the WeMakeEvents #redalertRESTART initiative was the Mobile Visual Art Platform (MVAP) outfitted with 38…
  • Georges-Pompidou Centre for Culture and Sport receives the first Robert Juliat Arthur followspot in France
    The Georges-Pompidou Cultural Centre in Vincennes near Paris will be the first venue in France to be equipped with an Arthur followspot, the latest addition to Robert Juliat’s range of LED followspots. With nearly 800 events a year, the town of Vincennes offers a rich cultural life and has three venues with quality facilities, including…
  • Limelite Lighting Limited advocates MDG for television and film production
    “If you’re planning to create atmospheric effects, these are the entertainment industry’s go to products,” states television and film lighting hire company, Limelite Lighting about the MDG fog and haze generators in its inventory. Ideally placed in Goudhurst, Kent, within easy reach of television studios in London and Maidstone, Limelite has been an advocate of…
  • iHeartMedia New York’s 106.7 LITE FM Flips to All Christmas Music with Stunning NYC Drone Light Show by Verge Aero™
    Signaling the start of its around-the-clock festive music broadcast, iHeartMedia New York’s 106.7 LITE FM marked its “Flip to Christmas” in the New York City skies with a dynamic, animated aerial light show from Verge Aero, the leader in drone show technology. The pre-recorded live stream aired at litefm.com on November 13 from 7pm-8pm. Verge…
  • Tom Kenny chooses Ayrton Khamsin-S for the iHeartCountry Festival 2020
    Lighting designer, Tom Kenny chose Ayrton Khamsin-S profiles as key lights in his design for this year’s iHeartCountry Festival, presented by Capital One, which was live streamed globally and broadcast on iHeartMedia’s country radio stations on 23 October. Bandit Lites supplied 24 of Ayrton’s Khamsin-S fixtures for this 7th annual celebration of country music which…
  • Biden campaign celebrates victory with drone light show from Strictly FX and Verge Aero™
    When US President-elect Joe Biden delivered his long-awaited victory speech in his home town of Wilmington, Delaware on the evening of Saturday, November 7th, the exuberant celebrations culminated with a spectacular drone and pyrotechnic show from Strictly FX. “The creative on this originated with executive producer Ricky Kirshner, of Kirshner Events, who has been the…
  • Hippotizer makes a show for WVU’s Puskar Center
    A Hippotizer Tierra+ Media Server from Green Hippo, the specialist creator of tools for the real-time manipulation of video for the AV industries, is driving the videowall content at the spectacular WVU Football facility at West Virginia University’s new Puskar Center, in Morgantown, WV. Providing state-of-the-art spaces for players, coaches, staff and visitors, the WVU…
  • Strand Debuts Smaller NEO Console with Most Powerful Feature Set in Its Class
    Strand, industry leader in theatrical lighting and a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand, has announced the new NEO Compact 10 Lighting Console. This new, more compact version of the popular NEO Console is now available globally and brings the power of NEO software in a 10-fader lighting control console perfect for education, theatre or…
  • Hippotizer powers virtual audience and LED staging for Britain’s Got Talent Final
    The 2020 final of Simon Cowell’s hugely popular TV show Britain’s Got Talent wowed millions of viewers with a spectacular LED screen stage set and virtual audience, powered by Green Hippo’s Hippotizer Boreal+ and Karst+ Media Servers. Three active Boreal+ and one Karst+ were used for the main system, with the same amount again running…
  • Claypaky Xtylos Fixtures Light Up Hamburg Sky in Spectacular Drone Light Show for British American Tobacco
    British American Tobacco launched glo, a Tobacco Heating Product (THP) utilizing new tobacco heating technology, with a spectacular display in the sky over Hamburg, Germany’s waterfront on September 19. Tasked with creating a drone light show as a guerrilla-marketing action by agency Inovisco Mobile Media, Jens Hillenkötter deployed 30 Claypaky Xtylos fixtures, the first moving…
  • Deutsche Telekom’s 5G launch reaches new heights with AO Drones
    AO Drones’ highly agile, elite fleet of drones lit up the sky above Munich’s Olympic Park in October to mark the launch of Deutsche Telekom’s 5G network in the city. The GPS-guided, 300-strong swarm of drones performed a meticulously programmed 10-minute night-sky performance, creating Deutsche Telekom’s logos and messages in white and Telekom’s brand colour,…
  • Green Hippo launches HippoSchool Online
    Video manipulation expert Green Hippo is launching an online version of its popular ‘HippoSchool’ training for the first time, making it universally accessible in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The move means more emerging users of its industry-leading Hippotizer Media Server range can access learning in a virtual environment anywhere, anytime, while adhering to social…
  • Prolight + Sound sets stage and theatre technology as a focal point for 2021
    Opposing the crisis with full commitment: from 13 to 16 April 2021, for the first time since the lockdown, Prolight + Sound provides an opportunity for product presentation and personal encounters in the entertainment technology industry. Following positive developments in recent years, Messe Frankfurt is expanding the “ProStage” product segment, which covers the entire theatre…
  • “Without grandMA3 there wouldn’t have been a solution”: MA Lighting consoles score big in the bubble for NBA restart
    When professional basketball resumed in the US during the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA protected its players by establishing a “bubble” isolation zone at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida. Although the general public was not permitted in the stands at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex where the games were held, fans were glad to…
  • Green Hippo parties with Veronica Maggio and Red Bull
    Visual design studio PXLFLD recently deployed Hippotizer Media Servers from Green Hippo, the specialist creator of tools for the real-time manipulation of video for the AV industries, to provide the visual backdrop for a top-secret party and live performance by singer-songwriter Veronica Maggio. Conceived by Red Bull, the exclusive event, staged at the Nobis Hotel…
  • 2020 iHeartRadio Music Festival Goes Virtual with Claypaky Fixtures Lighting Up LA-based Artists
    The iHeartRadio Music Festival marked its tenth anniversary virtually this year recording its headline artists live, with no audiences, in Los Angeles and Nashville. Lighting Designer Matthew Ardine handled the LA portion of the show, which hosted Miley Cyrus, Migos, Alicia Keys, Swae Lee, Khalid and Usher at the iHeartRadio Theater. He utilized an array…
  • Strong backing: Prolight + Sound 2021 meets current challenges in close cooperation with the industry
    Despite the difficult situation for the event industry, Prolight + Sound sees itself on track for the coming edition from 13 to 16 April 2021. The great confidence placed in the leading trade fair by exhibitors and partners, even in times of crisis, proves to be a decisive factor in its success. Messe Frankfurt is…
  • Powerful performance: New products for grandMA3 onPC solutions
    MA Lighting has introduced new products for its grandMA3 onPC range: the grandMA3 onPC fader wing and the grandMA3 onPC xPort Nodes DIN-Rail. The grandMA3 onPC fader wing is designed as the perfect hardware playback expansion to the grandMA3 onPC software. In combination with this free of charge software, the grandMA3 onPC fader wing offers…
  • grandMA3 onPC command wing XT: Most versatile lighting control
    MA Lighting launches a new member of its grandMA3 onPC solutions range: the grandMA3 onPC command wing XT. It is the grandMA3 onPC console solution. With the grandMA3 onPC software pre-installed on a built-in MA motherboard, the grandMA3 onPC command wing XT offers 4,096 parameters – just add one to four touchscreen monitors, and it´s…
  • Sully – The new classic by Robert Juliat
    Robert Juliat is very excited to launch a brand-new range of luminaires – and the latest introduction to its LED lines – Sully. Sully is a new family of LED products based around the same exclusive 115W white LED engine, with an output that equals or exceeds that of a traditional 1kW tungsten fixture. Sully…
  • Impulses for restarting the event industry: Prolight + Sound on course for 2021
    Following the cancellation of the 25th anniversary edition of Prolight + Sound, Messe Frankfurt and the sector are now looking ahead to 2021. In a key year for the event industry, the aim is to boost the purchasing propensity in this badly affected sector and help the industry retain its former strength. Large parts of…
  • Prolight + Sound 2020: event has been cancelled
    Prolight + Sound will not be held in 2020. On 12 March, the Hessian Ministry for Social Affairs and Integration issued general decrees prohibiting large-scale events expected to attract more than 1,000 visitors. At the present time, it cannot be assumed that the current situation will have changed by the time the postponed event was…
  • Allen & Heath announces Third installment 96kHz Mixer Trilogy: Avantis
    Allen & Heath has revealed its new 96kHz digital mixer, Avantis, the third to be based on the company’s XCVI FPGA engine. Avantis puts Allen & Heath’s next-generation technology in a 64 channel / 42 configurable bus console, with twin Full HD touchscreens, extensive I/O options and processing from the company’s flagship dLive mixing system. “Joining dLive and…
  • Robert Juliat Celebrates 100 Years at Prolight + Sound Frankfurt
    Robert Juliat, which celebrates its centenary in 2019, presented its SpotMe system at Prolight+Sound Frankfurt international fair this week. Robert Juliat’s award-winning SpotMe bespoke solution for followspot technology was demonstrated with a new interface, the SpotMe Maestro, developed in partnership with zactrack of Austria. SpotMe Maestro allows the SpotMe system to operate universally with all…
  • Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2019: international, professional and innovative with a host of event highlights
    A week full of music, entertainment, business and inspiration ended on Saturday evening with a concert given by Gregory Porter and the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt orchestra in the ‘Festhalle’. At Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound, artisanry met high-tech, violins met virtual reality and digital networking met personal encounters. The accompanying Musikmesse Festival not only presented…
  • Allen & Heath Showcase Fly Pack Systems at Prolight + Sound
    Allen & Heath will be highlighting some of its ultra-compact dLive touring systems at Prolight + Sound. Currently in use with many international touring artists, from German metal heroes Accept, to fast-rising pop-sensation, Sigrid, dLive Wings systems have rapidly established themselves as one of the most popular options for compact touring. Central to the dLive…
  • Allen & Heath brings The Music at SXSW 2019
    From bar band performances to the ‘hot-ticket’ sets, Allen & Heath was once again all over this year’s South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Everywhere you looked, mixers from across the whole range were in attendance, from ZED, Qu, and SQ mixers in lively bars, through to the flagship digital…
  • At Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2019: Music Tech Fest Frankfurt with Trackathon and Innovation Masterclass
    Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound are bringing the Music Tech Fest to Frankfurt and offering a complementary programme of events revolving fully around the subject of innovation. The programme includes a methods workshop with composer Reeps One, Artist in Residence at the World Economic Forum, and Michela Magas, Innovation Consultant to the European Commission. Additionally,…
  • Kurt Wagner frames Michael Bublé with Ayrton MagicDot-SX
    Michael Bublé’s world tour, An Evening With Michael Bublé, in celebration of his 10th studio album, #❤️ (Love), marks the singer’s long-awaited return to touring after a two-year hiatus. It is a huge production with an intense schedule, with 12 performances already taking place in just the first two weeks of the tour. The inaugural…
  • Versatile Claypaky Fixtures Deliver for Classical Spectacular
    Classical Spectacular, one of the UK’s most popular classical music showcase, returned to the Royal Albert Hall over the weekend to celebrate its 30th Anniversary at the venue, backed by an enormous production featuring an indoor firework display, rifles and cannons. Esteemed lighting designer Durham Marenghi has selected a variety of Claypaky fixtures for the…
  • Robert Juliat at Prolight + Sound 2019 Hall 12.0 – Booth C62 in the Lightpower Village
    Robert Juliat celebrates its centenary in 2019 marking 100 years since it first began creating the highest quality lighting products with superb optical and ergonomic qualities. The company will take its place at Prolight+Sound, Frankfurt in the Lightpower Village in the new, purpose-built Hall 12.0 on Booth C62, where it will present its range of…
  • Ayrton launches new products at Prolight + Sound 2019 Hall 12.1 Stand E90 & E91
    Ayrton is very proud to announce that its new ultra-compact Levante™ and Diablo™ 300W LED wash and profile luminaires are ready to ship and will be celebrated in full force at Prolight+Sound 2019. Levante – the Sculptor of Light Levante is a dramatically miniaturised version of the Bora wash light, endowed with outstanding performance capabilities…
  • MA Lighting at Prolight + Sound 2019 in hall 12.0 (groundfloor): New features and hardware
    MA Lighting will highlight the latest features and functionality of its grandMA3 and dot2 lighting control solutions on booth C69 in hall 12.0 (on the groundfloor) at Prolight + Sound exhibition in Frankfurt. Visitors will experience the latest preview version of the grandMA3 software as it progresses towards the V1.0 launch later this year. All…
  • Claypaky Scenius Unico and Mythos 2 Light Up Pink’s Beautiful Trauma World Tour
    Pink continues her Beautiful Trauma World Tour with Claypaky Scenius Unico and Mythos 2 fixtures shining a light on the American singer’s extraordinary talents. ACT Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Claypaky lighting in North America. The Beautiful Trauma World Tour is Pink’s seventh concert tour and supports her eponymous seventh studio album. The…
  • PRG chooses to network with ELC
    ELC Lighting, the innovator in DMX control, networking and accessories for the professional entertainment lighting market, has announced that Production Resource Group (PRG), the world’s leading supplier of entertainment production services, has made a significant investment in its innovative ELC GBX Distribution System. Specifically tailored for live entertainment applications, the GBX Distribution System transforms how…
  • Yamaha Music Europe at Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2019
    Yamaha will once again present its latest products and innovations to retailers at Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt am Main from 2 to 5 April 2019. The renowned manufacturer is adapting its presentation in accordance with the optimised trade-fair concept of Musikmesse and will exclusively focus on reaching international professionals. Thus, the company…
  • DLive lands at O2 Brixton Academy with Yung Lean
    Swedish rapper Yung Lean, has recently completed his biggest UK headline show to date – titled “Wings of Desire” – at London’s 5000 capacity O2 Academy in Brixton, while accompanied by an Allen & Heath dLive Wings set-up. The full audio set-up – owned by FOH engineer Gustav Brunn – is used for both FOH…
  • Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2019: Stronger together!
    Two fairs at the same time and place: next year’s Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound will be held concurrently on all days, from 2 to 5 April. With a new sequence of days – from Tuesday to Friday – Musikmesse will strengthen its profile as the platform for the professional exchange of ideas and information…
  • “Shania Now” World Tour Features Extensive Array of Claypaky Mythos2 and Scenius Unico Fixtures
    The Queen of Country Pop’s “Shania Now” 2018 tour is using a large complement of Claypaky Mythos2 and Scenius Unico fixtures to enhance the show’s dazzling visual palette. ACT Lighting, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of Claypaky lighting in North America. “Shania Now” takes multi-Grammy winner Shania Twain across North America and to South America…
  • MDG RFP™ Round Floor Pocket named ABTT Engineering Product of the Year 2018
    MDG is delighted to receive the ABTT Award for Engineering Product of the Year 2018 for its RFP™ Round Floor Pocket at this week’s ABTT Show at London’s Alexandra Palace. MDG’s RFP™ Round Floor Pocket is a DMX/RDM-operated pneumatic Round Floor Pocket of rugged construction which can be embedded in the stage floor or set…
  • Ayrton Ghibli™ lights up Amadeus in Seoul
    Tongsuh Technology Co., Ltd, Ayrton’s exclusive distributor for Korea, recently sold 12 Ayrton Ghibli™ LED spot luminaires to Art Won+ Stage Lighting Co., Ltd for its production of Peter Schaffer’s Amadeus, which ran for two months at the Gwanglim Church BBCH Art Hall in Seoul. The production’s beautiful lighting design was created by You Sub…
  • Avolites celebrates 10 years of Arcadia Spectacular at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
    This month the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London was transformed into an immersive spider’s den of video-mapping, robotics, pyrotechnics, acrobatics and high energy music as the Arcadia Spectacular landed to celebrate its 10th anniversary with its only two UK dates of 2018. The production’s award-winning visual feast of a show, Metamorphosis, took centre stage…
  • Premier Global Production provides Ayrton Ghibli™ Fixtures for Brett Eldredge’s The Long Way Tour
    As soon as Nashville-based Premier Global Production took delivery of 26 Ghibli™ fixtures, Ayrton’s first LED spot luminaire with a factory-equipped framing system, they quickly sent them on tour with country music singer/songwriter Brett Eldredge. The Long Way Tour is Eldredge’s first headlining tour, in support of his latest single of the same name, the…
  • All Time Low’s Arena Tour Gets the Sapphire Touch
    American rockers All Time Low know how to deliver high-impact, adrenaline-fuelled arena shows. Backed by a huge, fractured LED screen and stadium-scale lighting rig, their current world tour is a blaze of eye-candy glory. The band’s long-time lighting designer, Jeff Maker, is armed with an Avolites Sapphire Touch console networked with a bank of media…
  • Light Initiative sparkles for SuRie at Eurovision 2018
    Industry leading LED solutions and bespoke installation provider, Light Initiative (LI) were ‘on board’ at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) to design and manufacture a custom-built LED scenic element for the UK entry, SuRie, with her hit song Storm. LI worked with long-term client creative show director Dan Shipton of Black Skull Creative on…
  • FRAY Studio and disguise creates a changing world for Disney’s Frozen – The Broadway Musical
    The highest-grossing animated film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, made its stage debut on Broadway this spring at the St. James Theatre, NYC. Award-winning video design team FRAY Studio were tasked with delivering the production’s theatrical world of snow, ice and the Aurora Borealis for the stage. Working with leading media server manufacturer disguise and…
  • Philips VL6000 Beams into Sweden’s Melodifestivalen
    Philips Lighting, the world leader in lighting, today announced that its Philips VL6000 Beam fixtures played a central role in the lighting for Melodifestivalen 2018, the hugely popular television series in which Sweden’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest is selected annually. The VL6000 Beam, from the Philips Entertainment Lighting portfolio, was chosen by award-winning…
  • All Aboard with Claypaky at Eurovision Song Contest 2018
    The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), hosted at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal, saw the latest range of Claypaky and ADB lighting fixtures dominate the beautifully evocative, multi-dimensional, theatrical and camera pleasing lighting design by award-winning lighting designer and Director of Photography (DOP) Jerry Appelt. A statement against the often flattening overuse of video…
  • MA Lighting and Avolites join forces again: Anti-counterfeiting campaign at GET Show 2018 launched
    During the recent Guangzhou Entertainment Technology (GET) exhibition, MA Lighting and Avolites launched a series of anti-counterfeiting actions on the expo site with the help of the tradeshow organizers. This is another joint action by the two major stage lighting control brands, following a similar initiative at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt. Some counterfeit manufacturers…
  • grandMA3 gets all the attention: New series successfully introduced
    With the first live presentation of the new grandMA3 series the MA Lighting booths at Prolight + Sound 2018 were the place to be. Founded on the legacy of the previous grandMA consoles, the grandMA3 represents a radical re-think of what’s possible from a lighting control platform. The elegant new system-architecture incorporates new fixture, feature…
  • Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound: upward trend for internationality and exhibitor satisfaction
    The Saturday-evening concert by Dionne Warwick and the New Philharmonic Orchestra Frankfurt marked the end of a week of music and events. 1,803 companies from 56 countries[1] launched their latest products during the five days of Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound. Over 90,000 visitors from 152 countries[2] made their way to Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition…
  • New Claypaky products @ PL+S 2018
    ZAC-EYE: THE FUTURE THAT FOLLOWS ** WORLD PREMIERE ** The first follow spot to use artificial intelligence What would the ultimate follow spot be like? A fixture that sees like a human eye, is aware of the stage, knows where the actors are, and follows their movements seamlessly without us having to lift a finger;…