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  • Verge Aero pulls off dynamic drone show next to Las Vegas airport at the Experiential Marketing Summit
    The Verge Aero drone team pulled off the seemingly impossible at this year’s Experiential Marketing Summit (EMS) at the MGM Grand Las Vegas – flying a drone show high above the ballroom right next to Harry Reid International Airport. Taking off from the MGM Grand parking garage – situated just a hundred yards from the…
  • Vari-Lite VL2600 WASH brings Camera Clarity to Gary Numan’s ‘Intruder’ Tour
    Gary Numan took to the road in April 2022 with a moody and ethereal lighting design created by award winning LA-based designer Dustin Snyder. An essential objective of the design was to ensure that the fans could clearly see Numan and his band’s expressive faces from all parts of the room and also on camera.…
  • Norwegian Theatre Invests in ESPRITES
    Det Norske Teatret (the Norwegian Theatre) in Oslo houses three stages in its main building in vibey downtown Oslo, plus one more in another venue in the city run by the same team, all of which work on a busy repertory schedule. Together at least 25 original and cutting-edge productions are created annually, in the…
  • Go Parc Herford relies on Prolights products
    Prolight’s Astra Wash7Pix, Ruby FCX and SunRise 2L LED blinders can now be seen in action at the Go Parc in Herford, Germany. The new devices were installed in the club by ThinkNet Konzept and Vertriebs GmbH. Carsten Kohrs, Managing Director of ThinkNet, explained: “By using Prolights products it means that we are relying on…
  • Xytech Appoints Keith Buckley as CEO
    The company is now positioned for increased growth and new product development of its industry-leading facility management software platform. Xytech, the leader in resource management software for the media and broadcast industries, has announced the appointment of Keith Buckley as the company’s President and CEO succeeding Richard Gallagher, the company’s founder. Gallagher will now advise…
  • KILOVIEW launches its new device management platform KILOLINK Server Free
    KILOLINK Server Free offers a more effective workflow, multi-link aggregation, and safer data transmission for all KILOVIEW products. KILOVIEW, a leading provider of IP video transmission solutions, has announced today the global launch of its new device management platform KILOLINK Server Free, a milestone in the product roadmap announced by the company earlier this year.…
  • Hippotizer Boreal+ MK2 drives majestic visuals for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee concert
    The eyes of the world were on the incredible Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert in June, to witness a host of big-name singers perform on a specially created stage in front of Buckingham Palace. As the Royal Family, politicians, dignitaries and the public looked on, a show fit for a queen unfolded, backed by LED screen…
  • Ayrton IP65-rated fixtures chosen for EXPO 2020 Dubai
    Lighting designer and founding partner of Woodroffe Bassett Designs, Adam Bassett, specified a wealth of IP65-rated Ayrton fixtures for the entertainment lighting rig for EXPO 2020 Dubai’s central venue, the Al Wasl dome. The rig included 182 Ayrton Perseo S profiles, 116 Ayrton Domino S profiles and 16 Ayrton Huracán LT long throw profiles. Postponed…
  • Proteus Excalibur™ creates elegant finale look at Expo 2020 Dubai Closing Ceremony
    LDs Travis Hagenbuch and Bob Dickinson use powerful beam moving head for symbolic impact during final tableau. Lighting designers Travis Hagenbuch and Bob Dickinson lit the Expo 2020 Dubai Closing Ceremony and turned to Elation Professional’s powerful Proteus Excalibur™ beam moving head to create a spectacular finale look that brought to a touching close the…
  • Stage Lighting Services invests in Robe ESPRITES
    Cardiff, Wales-based rental and technical production specialist Stage Lighting Services have added to their existing all-Robe moving light inventory with a new investment in Robe ESPRITES which join the rental fleet. These are the first Robe LED profile / shutter fixtures for the company which delivers a diverse and interesting range of work encompassing professional…
  • Meyer Sound Loudspeakers Collect Prestigious Parnelli and TEC Awards
    PANTHER and ULTRA-X20 Win at 2022 NAMM Show Ceremonies. Meyer Sound received two of the industry’s most prestigious awards on back‑to‑back evenings during ceremonies held in conjunction with the NAMM Show in Anaheim. At the Parnelli Awards on Friday, June 3, Meyer Sound’s new PANTHER large-format linear line array loudspeaker received the “Indispensable Technology —…
  • Mark Ravenhill takes on new strategic role at GLP as company looks to expansion
    GLP has announced that it will be launching an active recruitment drive, geared at further expansion, following the decision by GLP US Inc. president Mark Ravenhill to take on a reduced role. In a letter to the industry, Ravenhill says he intends to step away from the day-to-day running of GLP’s US operation in order…
  • José C. de las Heras to head up GLP’s new Spanish operation
    GLP has appointed José C. de las Heras as sales manager to launch its new operation in Spain. Bringing a deep knowledge of the Spanish lighting market from his extensive time running Monacor Iberia, he is the perfect candidate to head the newly set up GLP Spain. With wide managerial experience, a proven professional track…
  • 4Wall Europe makes strong investment in Elation Artiste™
    First UK rental house to acquire Elation Artiste Monet™, Artiste Mondrian™ and Artiste Rembrandt™. Acquisition through Elation UK distribution partner Entedi continues Elation growth in key European market. Leading full-service video and lighting company 4Wall has extended its stock of Elation Artiste series LED moving heads into Europe with purchase of the Artiste Monet™ Profile,…
  • Brompton Technology releases Tessera v3.4 software with yet more industry-leading features
    It has been a fantastic few weeks for Brompton Technology, as the company has claimed three different awards, celebrating its position as the industry-leader for LED-on-camera applications. “We were proud to receive a prestigious Lumiere Award from the Advanced Imaging Society recognising the Tessera SX40 for its ‘pivotal role in the in-camera visual effects revolution…
  • PROLIGHTS EclProfile FS replicates team colours and creates a fun environment
    Each year, Arlington Texas welcomes the Cotton Bowl Classica, an American College Football game. On December 31, 2021, the Cincinnati Bearcats faced the Alabama Crimson Tide. Keith Allen, owner of KW Allen Productions was tasked with lighting two separate venues during the Cotton Bowl. One at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, the other…
  • Vari-Lite VL10 BEAMWASH luminaires bring creative freedom for Bad Bunny’s ‘Hottest Tour’
    Grammy Award winning, Puerto Rican mega-star Bad Bunny kicked off his 36-date sell out El Último Tour Del Mundo 2022 from the Ball Arena, Denver in February. Featuring a show design as stylishly unconventional as the artist himself, lighting designer Alain Corthout, chose to deploy a battery of super-bright, effects rich, lightweight VL10 BEAMWASH luminaires…
  • New Software Released for the zactrack SMART & PRO Products
    During the recent Prolight+Sound & ISE tradeshows, the zactrack team gave a preview of the new zactrack software version 3.19.1.0 to show visitors. This software offers new features, functionality and fixes to further advance the performance and usability of zactrack products. This software is now fully released and ready for everyone to install and use.…
  • Robe for Volbriöö Event in Estonia
    The final evening concert of the 2022 Volbriöö event in Estonia’s vibrant and picturesque second city of Tartu took place on the Kaarsild (Arch) Bridge, an elegant pedestrian link that connects the centre of town with the Ülejõe District, traversing the Emajõgi River. Andres Sarv, lighting designer from Tartu’s famous Vanemuine theatre and a team…
  • Robert Juliat Arthur followspots for The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
    Stage Electrics recently installed a pair of Robert Juliat Arthur 800W LED followspots at The Lowry, Salford Manchester. The Arthur 5°-15° followspots were supplied to Stage Electrics by Ambersphere Solutions, Robert Juliat’s exclusive UK distributor. The 1700+ seat Lowry is an important theatre for the north-west of England and runs a varied programme of plays,…
  • Creative Technology Asia Pacific expands stock of Ayrton Diablo
    Creative Technology Asia Pacific has recently taken delivery of a further shipment of Ayrton Diablo S profile fixtures to expand its existing rental stock. The Singapore-based audio-visual company, caters for a variety of MICE events including keynotes, Kick-off meetings, exhibitions and product launches across the region. It made its first investment in the ultra-compact, feature-packed…
  • Showlight 2023 – Showlight to exhibit at ABTT – stand E32
    Showlight is only a year away and we are getting excited already! As part of the build up, Showlight will be exhibiting at ABTT (#ABTTTheatreShow) next month at Alexandra Palace (22-23 June 2022). Our first trade show since 2019 and a chance to meet with our future delegates, exhibitors, sponsors and speakers face-to-face. Come and…
  • Ingenious Solution for Column of Fire Production
    Copenhagen’s Bellevue Theatre asked lighting designer Mark P Jones to create a practical and versatile lighting scheme to facilitate their recent touring version of “A Column of Fire”, a musical production based on Ken Follet’s gripping work encapsulating politics, passion, religious divisions and other 16th-century melodrama of the moment. It was initially staged at the…
  • Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore, Invests in grandMA3
    Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore’s national performing arts centre and one of the world’s busiest arts centres, has invested in 12 x new MA Lighting grandMA3 consoles. This is part of a technical upgrade to ensure that the arts centre keeps up with the latest lighting control technology. Instrumental in the decision to…
  • Elation Proteus™, Fuze™ and KL™ series premieres set for InfoComm 2022
    The InfoComm show June 8-10 in Las Vegas will be a great opportunity to get up to date on the latest in Elation Professional’s popular Proteus™, Fuze™ and KL™ series of innovative lighting products, as well as other luminaires in Elation’s comprehensive product line. Elation invites lighting professionals to Booth #N3356 at the Las Vegas…
  • Brompton Technology supports Australia’s Seven Network with 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games broadcast
    This year marked the new era of remote broadcast experience, with Seven Network, a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network and the original broadcaster of Summer and Winter Olympic Games since 1956, working with Australia’s CT Group, part of the NEP Live Events, to create a virtual production environment with a top-end LED wall powered…
  • Astera Launches New HydraPanel Product
    Astera launches its latest ingenious and innovative wireless LED lighting product – the HydraPanel – which features the company’s award-winning Titan LED engine. The HydraPanel stands out in a busy ‘LED panel’ marketplace offering many unique features not found in any ‘pixel’ product, like a beam-shaper module, magnetic mounting, and the Titan LED engine’s superior…
  • Meyer Sound Equips Krannert Center with No-Compromise Solutions for Performance and Education
    Situated on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts serves not only as a world-class venue for visiting artists and student ensembles but also as a hands-on learning facility for the school’s sound design programs. Last summer, the Center took a major leap ahead in furthering…
  • Nearly 1,000 GLP fixtures on duty at Valorant esports final
    Michael Straun and Tobias Rylander light three locations in Berlin with vast selection. Almost 1,000 GLP lighting fixtures – a near record in terms of brand deployment – were called on when the 2021 Valorant Champions esports tournament (VCT 2021) reached its conclusion in Berlin. Organised by the video game developer Riot Games, 16 teams…
  • Pebble to demonstrate effective IP connectivity and cloud playout at Broadcast Asia 2022
    With playout automation solutions controlling more than 1500 channels in over 70 countries, Pebble is looking forward to reconnecting with customers and resellers whilst showcasing its IP connection management tool; Pebble Control at the exhibition. Pebble, the leading automation, content management, and integrated channel specialist, is delighted to confirm its presence at this year’s Broadcast…
  • PROLIGHTS expands Fresnel family with variable white fixtures
    PROLIGHTS has just expanded its EclFresnel range with four new variable white variants. This includes the MINI, with a 60W LED engine and a 100mm lens, JUNIOR, with a 150W engine and a 150mm front lens, the 1K Fresnel with a 250W source and a 200mm front lens and finally, the 2K Fresnel, with a…
  • EMG UK Supports Pride Month with Rainbow Flag Branded OB Truck
    Nova 125 Will Complete a Tour of Sporting Events Before Signing off at the Pride 50 Show. The UK’s leading broadcast service provider EMG UK today announced it is celebrating Pride Month by re-branding one of its OB trucks (Nova 125) with a rainbow flag to complete a tour of live sporting events, stopping off…
  • Repurposed U2 ‘claw’ at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium under Obsidian NX4™ control
    Famed set piece – and Utah’s newest landmark – now part of a science and learning plaza. If you think the Ecosystem Exploration Craft & Observatory (EECO) at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, Utah looks familiar, you have good reason to think so. For those who saw or worked on U2’s 360° tour back…
  • Ayrton sponsors two new interviews for Women in Lighting Sooner Routhier & Emmanuelle ‘Gigi’ Pedron
    Ayrton is an active sponsor of the Women In Lighting (WIL) project with the aim of promoting the work of women lighting designers across the entertainment industry, showcasing the skills and capabilities of these talented women, celebrating their achievements and encouraging others to become involved. One of the most interesting ways of raising awareness of…
  • Hans Zimmer European Tour pioneers a new approach to concert tours powered by disguise
    When internationally-renowned composer Hans Zimmer was looking to create the visual elements of his world tour, it was clear that the production required a brand new approach. Zimmer called upon award-winning theatrical projection designer Peter Nigrini to create something unique for the tour, and asked events specialists Pixway to help them bring it to life…
  • Robe Sponsors 2022 TPi Awards
    The buzz and dazzle of the industry’s own ‘Gig of the year’ – the 2022 Total Production International (TPi) Awards was back … produced by TPi Magazine, part of Mondiale Media, the event made a spectacular return to London’s Battersea Evolution venue after two years absence due to the pandemic. Robe was proud to be…
  • Elation assists on FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Official Countdown Clock reveal
    For those who may not be aware (and that isn’t many), this is a FIFA World Cup year. The world’s most popular international football tournament gets underway in Qatar in November and countdown to kickoff has been underway for quite some time with an assist from Elation lighting supplied by ES:ME Entertainment Services. Countdown Clock…
  • Verge Aero drones take Armed Forces Day celebrations to the next level
    Verge Aero’s military-grade drones were out in force over the weekend as the annual Thunder Over Evans event complemented a massive firework show with drone displays to salute America’s service members. Thousands of families and service personnel travelled to Evans Towne Center Park in Evans, Georgia to witness the celebrations, as the Verge Aero team…
  • Robe FORTES for Puy de Fou “Mousquetaire de Richelieu” Show
    Twenty of Robe’s new FORTE moving lights are a key feature of a new lighting design by Maxime Chotard for “Mousquetaire de Richelieu” (Richelieu’s Musketeer), one of the flagship shows at Puy du Fou, a historical theme park in Les Epesses in the Pays de la Loire region of Western France. These have now been…
  • KILOVIEW To Showcase N60 4K Bi-Directional NDI Convertor at InfoComm 2022
    KILOVIEW, a leading provider of IP video transmission solutions, will present the N60, a powerful 4K UHD bi-directional converter for both HDMI to NDI and NDI to HDMI, at InfoComm in Las Vegas June 8-10, 2022. Following a successful launch at NAB 2022, KILOVIEW aims to further expand its presence in the ever-important US market…
  • Anolis Sheds Some Light on Dark Matter
    Anolis LED lighting has been installed to illuminate Dark Matter, an exciting new exhibition space in Berlin showcasing the creative work and technical innovation of light artist Christopher Bauder from WHITEVoid. Dark Matter is contained in seven pitch-black rooms within three purpose-built buildings on the site of a converted factory in the lively Lichtenberg (Light…
  • Meyer Sound PANTHER Marks Global Install Debut at Levitt Pavilion Denver
    With the installation of 16 PANTHER large-format linear line array loudspeakers in early May, Levitt Pavilion Denver earned the distinction of being the first venue anywhere to offer artists and audiences the benefits of Meyer Sound’s newest reinforcement technologies. The May opening weekend of performances showcased the new system’s capabilities across a broad spectrum of…
  • Naostage launches beaconless 3D tracking solution for fixed install and rental staging
    The patented, first-of-its-kind technology enables the automatic tracking of performers for seamlessly automated AV or lighting effects in venues of any size. Naostage, a forward-thinking, engineering-led start-up, has launched the world’s first automatic beaconless 3D tracking solution, making it easy for AVL rental-staging and fixed-install professionals to create immersive, interactive live experiences. Designed and engineered…
  • GLP supports FragmentNine’s unique holography for alt-J
    X4 Bar 20 and JDC1 share the lighting workload for The Dream tour. British indie rockers alt-J recently unveiled their new tour in support of their latest studio album, The Dream. Creative collective FragmentNine, which has been designing their shows since 2014, was again tasked with the show’s scenography – abandoning the ‘volumetric video’ ingenuity…
  • The Wonder of RoboSpots and Robe TE Technology at Sea
    The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean International’s Wonder of the Seas – built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France – will have four Robe RoboSpot systems installed in its 1600-seat capacity Main Theater and two more in Studio B, which is the iconic Royal Caribbean ice rink. The four Wonder of the…
  • grandMA3 for Special Beijing Production
    The Beijing People’s Art Theatre used their new grandMA3 lighting control system for a special revival of acclaimed historical drama Cai Wenji directed by Tang Ye, which was part of the venue’s 70th anniversary season. The work details the life story of Cai Yan, also known as ‘Wenji’, a female literary icon during the late…
  • Shinedown “The Revolution’s Live Tour” with Elation SEVEN Batten™ and Bandit Lites
    Hard rock band Shinedown has just wrapped its biggest stage show to date on, “The Revolution’s Live Tour,” already their second headlining North American trek of the year. Lighting design was by Mitchell Schellenger with Carter Fulghum out on the tour directing a rig that included effects from Elation Professional SEVEN Batten 72™ linear LED…
  • PROLIGHTS SunBlast 3000FC at Swedish Eurovision
    Green Wall Designs, a Sweden-based company that creates visuals, sets, and lighting designs for stage performances, TV, and events, were responsible to light up the national song contest that decided who would be the winning group to participate in the Eurovision. The event was held in April ’22 at the Avicii Arena in Stockholm. “We…
  • Robe Supports UCI MTB XCO World Cup
    Robe was proud to a sponsor of the Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic, stage of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, where one of the toughest parts of the XCO (cross country) course was designated “Rock ‘n’ Robe”, and Robe’s new Show Truck concept – providing a fully mobile studio space /…
  • Enlightened of Bristol invests in Ayrton Perseo IP65 Profiles
    Bristol-based, Enlightened, one of the largest event suppliers in the south west of the UK, has recently invested in a stock of Ayrton Perseo Profile IP65-rated fixtures to service its busy events schedule. Enlightened specialises in full production services, supported dry hire, design, and delivery of permanent installations, as well as sales, skilled repairs and…
  • Bigabox Productions Supports Armin van Buuren at Wembley with CHAUVET Professional COLOR STRIKE M
    When Dean Graves and the team at Bigabox Productions Ltd. added the new CHAUVET Professional Color STRIKE M to their inventory earlier this year, they had some very definite ideas on how they were going to use the motorized strobe/wash to enhance their clients’ shows. “We took on this fixture, because we were super impressed…
  • Tristan Mouget and DON’T GIVE UP Help Cabaret Du Bout Des Près Sparkle With CHAUVET Professional
    Words like “magical” and “enchanting” come up often when travel and entertainment writers, not to mention food critics, describe their experiences at Cabaret Du Bout Des Près. Anyone who’s ever visited this pastorally beautiful 17-hectare site in the Chevreuse Valley would readily agree. Although it’s located only 30 minutes from Paris on a “farm at…
  • PYTCH Create Rave Vibe at Alfresco Disco with CHAUVET Professional
    New art and cultural movements seem to blossom most rapidly (and colorfully!) outside the grip of commercial interests. Such was the case in 1988, when the so-called “Second Summer of Love,” sprang up virally in Bristol and other UK cities, as young people flocked to clandestine rave clubs that opened in abandoned and forgotten warehouses.…
  • MDG theONE™ provides the canvas for Genesis The Last Domino? tour
    For the current Genesis tour, The Last Domino?, Roland Greil, co-lighting designer with show designer Patrick Woodroffe of Woodroffe Bassett Designs, chose 5 MDG theONE™ dual haze and fog generators, citing the need for an excellent canvas of haze on which to paint their lighting design for this iconic band’s potentially last tour. Thoughout its…
  • Robert Juliat Dalis 860 LED cyclights play key role in Drawn to Life, the new Cirque du Soleil-Disney production
    Drawn to Life, the first collaboration between Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, has opened in Disney Springs, Florida where Robert Juliat Dalis 860s take centre stage with an impressive 80 x 45-foot cyclorama. In Drawn to Life the stage is transformed into a giant animation table where drawings come…
  • Robe Finds Sanctuary at Rumbach Street Synagogue
    Budapest’s Rumbach Street synagogue, designed by Viennese architect Otto Wagner and completed in 1872, has recently been restored to its original Moorish revival style exquisiteness and glory. It has re-opened to the public after decades of dereliction following a partial reconstruction in the late 1980s / early 1990s which ran out of funds, and this…
  • 500+ Astera Titan Tubes Join the Cyber Rodeo Party at Tesla Gigafactory
    Lighting and visual designer Rob Ross of New York and LA based technical production company Rob Ross Design used over 500 Astera Titan Tubes to highlight impressive architectural and industrial areas at Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas … for the automotive giant’s recent facilities launch party, ‘Cyber Rodeo’. Covering 2,500 acres along the Colorado…
  • GLP shines twice on back-to-back primetime German TV shows
    Thomas Gerdon lights new Verstehen Sie Spaß production and the Beatrice Egli Show with impression X5, HIGHLANDER, GT-1, X4 Bar, X4, X4 L, JDC1 and Fusion FS16 Z. At the beginning of April, the classic German TV series Verstehen Sie Spaß (which translates as ‘Do You Understand Fun?’) entered a new season, with the moderator…
  • Meyer Sound Systems a Custom-Tailored Fit for Broadway’s Mr. Saturday Night
    Opening in late April to glowing reviews, Mr. Saturday Night stars Billy Crystal in an endearing musical adaptation of his self-directed 1992 film of the same name. To ensure Crystal’s rapid one-liners punch through clearly, and the music evenly blankets the 1,232-seat Nederlander Theater, Tony Award-winning sound designer Kai Harada crafted a custom-tailored reinforcement system…
  • Massive Productions Creates Soaring Looks For El Alfa With CHAUVET Professional
    The New York Times hailed him as the “King of Dembow” after a sold-out October show at Madison Square Garden. For the passionate legion of El Alfa fans, this title is more than well-deserved. With his alto, sensual voice and nonstop energy, the charismatic Dominican singer embodies the essence of the bouncy, upbeat variation of…
  • PROLIGHTS launches AstraHybrid420
    PROLIGHTS has released the Astra Hybrid420, an all-in-one hybrid moving head that excels as a bright beam fixture, a flat field spotlight or a wide wash projection. The Astra Hybrid420 comes with a 420W long-life discharge lamp, enabling an immensely bright light output, aided by the Italian-designed optical system that boasts a zoom range from…
  • David Beebe Reflects Many Sides Of The Zombies With CHAUVET Professional
    Last year, David Beebe became one of the first house LDs to add CHAUVET Professional’s Maverick Force S Spot to his rig when he took shipment of six of the then-new 350W lightweight movers from JRLX at the legendary club The Birchmere, where he’s been looking after the lighting since 2004. At the time, Beebe…
  • disguise xRrealises Alan Walker’s out-of-this-world NIO Day virtual concert
    Norwegian DJ Alan Walker’s “Hello World” virtual concert for electric vehicle manufacturer NIO’s annual product launch day, used extended reality production powered by the disguise vx4 and rxII media servers to create a mixed reality ‘alternative universe’ that amassed millions of online views. Walker teamed up with China and Malaysia-based multimedia content creators Super Bonfire…
  • Ayrton presents Cobra – its first laser source IP65-rated luminaire
    Ayrton is extremely excited to present Cobra, its first factory standard phosphor laser source, IP65-rated luminaire, based on the concept of Dreamspot 18K which it first presented at Prolight+Sound 2016. Several years of development have gone into designing and finalising this exceptional luminaire, which offers a next generation speckle-free laser source, designed for rendering a…
  • iWedia ATSC 3.0 launches to drive NEXTGEN TV
    iWedia launches its ATSC 3.0 stack to accelerate broadcaster time to market; becomes official ATSC partner member. iWedia, one of the leading providers of software components and solutions for TV devices for major service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers, announced the launch of its ATSC 3.0 broadcast and broadband software stack, designed to give network…
  • Proteus Maximus™ fulfills key visual role at Expo 2020
    Woodroffe Bassett Design creates breathtaking visuals at Al Wasl Plaza and other Expo entertainment venues. Elation’s Proteus Maximus™ has been employed on top name shows and events since launching in 2019 but none perhaps as impressive as Expo 2020. In September 2021, Dubai saw the beautiful opening ceremony of Expo 2020, the kickoff of the…
  • Hans Zimmer on the Road with Robe
    Iconic multi award-winning composer, producer and “rock star of film music” Hans Zimmer hit the road this spring on a much-anticipated tour. Delayed due to the pandemic, but worth every moment of waiting, as the artist and a host of talented musicians – his 19-piece band and an orchestra – delighted fans all over Europe…
  • Prolight + Sound fully reloaded for GLP
    Successfully promoting Family, Flexibility and Future at resurgent show. After a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic, Prolight + Sound was back in action this month, and the GLP team is reflecting on a major success in their own domestic heartland. Even more than in previous years, the spirit of this fair was dominated by…
  • grandMA3 software release version 1.7 out now!
    MA Lighting has now released the grandMA3 software version 1.7. This release brings massive improvements for the workflow with presets, recipes and phasers: • MAtricks in presets• Reworked preset editor• Easier creation of recipes• Faster programming of phasers• More intuitive timing and speed In addition, there are new features as well as lots of improvements.…
  • Butch Allen and André Petrus Get Spacey with CHAUVET Professional for Bruna Boy at Madison Square Garden
    Sometimes lighting design comes down to an elemental level, even when it results in a 54-universe, deeply evocative show with an intergalactic theme that takes place at one of the world’s most famous arenas. Such was the case on April 28th when Butch Allen and André Petrus lit Nigerian superstar Burna Boy’s two-hour “One Night…
  • Robe UK Joins albert
    Robe UK has joined the ‘albert’ Initiative … a UK-based BAFTA (British Academy Film & Television Arts) owned and industry run organisation which is dedicated to raising awareness and empowering professionals and companies working in film, television, commercial and other screen-based media productions to operate as sustainably as possible. One of their aims is to…
  • Firefly AV Crafts Smashing Looks for the Allam British Open Squash Tournament with CHAUVET Professional
    During a game of racket ball in the 1830s, a group of London schoolboys noticed that a punctured ball, which “squashed” on impact with the wall, offered more variety and more intensity of play than its intact counterpart. Thus, to the delight of millions of fans ever since, the games of Squash was born. Although…
  • Meyer Sound Makes Science Education an Adventure at Denmark’s LIFE Campus
    Spacemap Go Spatial Sound Adds an Extra Dimension to Immersive AV Learning Experiences. LIFE Campus was created to give young Danish students intensive engagement with a range of learning experiences in STEM — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Certainly, local field work and laboratory experiments are fundamental to scientific exploration, but LIFE Campus also has…
  • Gable Larramore Creates Outsized Looks for Drivin’ N Cryin’ with CHAUVET Professional
    Ghost Train Brewing Company is long on atmosphere with its spacious, breezy laid back décor, a beer list that stretches out for miles, and frothy house-made beverage like its Kettle Sour and Gulf Coast IPA that are so tasty they’re even sold at national chains. But if there’s one thing that the iconic brewery/live music…
  • SIXTY82 launches Arena Frame, a new concept in stage systems
    SIXTY82 is excited to launch Arena Frame, a new stage concept designed for venues which value the benefits of a quick and easy-to-build stage system. The straightforward design allows big stages to be built in the blink of an eye – a 200m2 stage, for example, can be built in just 90 minutes with a…
  • Ayrton MagicBlade FX lighting fixtures give custom looks to performers on NBC’s new American Song Contest
    Full Flood Inc. has chosen Ayrton MagicBlade FX lighting fixtures for NBC’s new, eight-episode American Song Contest, the domestic answer to the hugely popular and long-running Eurovision Song Contest. Volt Lites supplied the MagicBlade FX units, which are exclusively distributed in North America by ACT Entertainment. Hosted by Kelly Clarkson and Snoop Dogg, American Song…
  • Robert Juliat celebrates at Prolight + Sound in 4 Colours
    Robert Juliat brought its trademark quality to a wealth of new product releases at Prolight + Sound, Frankfurt. Robert Juliat profile, Fresnel and followspot fixtures have been synonymous with top quality lighting equipment for over 100 years, yet always maintained their relevance in the current market. This year was no exception with the introduction of…
  • Ayrton Karif shines through for Genesis The Last Domino? tour
    English rock band Genesis’ The Last Domino? tour overcame postponed, cancelled and rescheduled dates to resume again last September. The tour marks the first reunion of the band since 2007, and has in its lighting inventory 64 Ayrton Karif LT ultra compact 300W LED beam-spot fixtures. The lighting and production design was co-created by Patrick…
  • Christopher Robin Reflects Mood of Les Misérables with CHAUVET Professional
    It is all together fitting that the image of the waif Cosette sweeping Thénardiers’ Inn serves as the basis (in slightly cropped fashion) for the emblematic image of Les Misérables. Here, within the grimy walls of this old chop house in Montfermeil, the conflicted forces that at the heart of the iconic musical are crystalized:…
  • PROLIGHTS announces new moving-light range
    PROLIGHTS has updated its Jet family with two wash moving lights, the Jet Wash 7 and the Jet Wash 19. These are compact and fast LED fixtures, with 20W OSRAM RGBW sources – the smaller fixture, the Wash7, has 7 emitters while the Wash19 has 19 LED emitters. Their wide zoom range goes from a…
  • State-of-the-art Elation upgrade meets performance and energy savings requirement at Bob Burton Performing Arts Center
    Pyxis Industries updates shared facility’s lighting system with energy-efficient Elation LED lighting, Netron nodes, and Magmatic atmospherics. The Bob Burton Center for the Performing Arts is a beautiful 532-seat live performance venue in Fallbrook, California that serves as a joint community/school facility with Fallbrook Union High School. Used for everything from high school productions to…
  • Viaplay’s new multi-screen studio is on air with Hippotizer Boreal+ MK2
    Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viaplay streaming TV service has a brand new studio in Helsinki, complete with wraparound LED screen backdrops driven by Hippotizer Boreal+ MK2 Media Servers. The broadcaster’s built-for-purpose, state-of-the-art studio, designed and ordered by Viaplay and built in collaboration with NEP Finland, features a curved 2.6mm LED screen behind the presenter’s table comprising…
  • Robe Crashes Luke Bryan’s Las Vegas Party
    American country music singer and songwriter Luke Bryan wanted to make a spectacularly BIG impact for his first Las Vegas residency shows at the Resorts World Theatre, so he hired show designer / director Brian Burke and lighting / set designer Tom Sutherland from DX7 Design to work their visual magic on his much-anticipated performances…
  • Meyer Sound PANTHER Makes Tradeshow Debut at InfoComm 2022
    Meyer Sound returns to InfoComm 2022 in Las Vegas with a newly designed booth (W3023) that spotlights the new PANTHER large-format linear line array loudspeaker in its first tradeshow appearance. Visitors to the booth will have the opportunity to lift up a PANTHER cabinet — weighing in at just 150 lb (68 kg) — and…
  • 5 Star breaking mental health stigma
    Europe’s leading flight case manufacturer joins The Healthy Workplace service and offers Employee Assistance Programme to the team, providing mental health and wellbeing support. As one of Europe’s leading flight case manufacturers, 5 Star Cases has been serving multiple industries for over 40 years with products that ensure safe and secure transport of vital goods…
  • Steve Lieberman Adds Edge To Beyond Wonderland’s Looking Glass Stage With CHAUVET Professional
    Magical things often happen at the 11th hour; that sometimes harrowing, mythical time when an unexpected turn of events can demand a sudden change of plans. It is at such moments, when (hopefully) inspiration and resolve kick in, resulting in an outcome that shines all the more brightly because of the circumstances surrounding its creation.…
  • CHAUVET Professional Welcomed Enthusiastic Crowds at Prolight + Sound 2022
    The size of the crowd might not have been as large as it was in previous years, but the enthusiasm at Prolight + Sound 2022 was as high as ever. For the CHAUVET Professional and ChamSys teams at the show that was reason enough to celebrate and look confidently toward the future. “We were very…
  • 5 Star Cases appoints Quality Assurance Manager
    Allan Smith joins Europe’s leading flight case manufacturer to help to continue to maintain the highest quality standards for the company’s extensive product portfolio. 5 Star Cases is delighted to announce the appointment of Allen Smith as Quality Assurance Manager, to set product and process quality standards across its range of products and provide quality…
  • ALLDSP shows next generation products and announces forthcoming MILAN and AVB solutions at ISE 2022
    This year’s ISE trade show will see German DSP module manufacturer, ALLDSP, presenting its next generation of OEM products, which will soon include much-anticipated MILAN and AVB audio network technology. Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to experience the company’s significant improvements in software and hardware performance, functionality and new configuration options that…
  • A Robe Lighting Solution for De Vooruit
    De Vooruit in Ghent, Belgium is an award-winning and historically significant festival and arts centre – originally built for the Flemish labour movement between 1911 and 1914 – as well as an interesting and eye-catching building containing multiple halls now mainly used for concerts, club nights, live performances and assorted cultural events. The 1100-capacity Concert…
  • Astera Fixtures Help Energise Matrix Resurrections Premiere in Toronto
    Event technical specialist Spotlight Audio Visual Industries (SAVI) supplied full event production for the much-anticipated Toronto premiere of The Matrix Resurrections, staged at the Scotiabank Theatre Cineplex, and including over 300 x Astera wireless LED lighting fixtures. The spectacular visual design for this fourth Matrix sci-fi action movie launch was created by SAVI’s Avi Yurman…
  • Clear-Com Returns to InfoComm 2022 with Enhanced IP and Wireless Solutions for Broad Range of Markets
    Launch of new features to the Arcadia Central Station will bring together FreeSpeak Wireless and Wired Partyline into a single managed system. Clear-Com® will be exhibiting on Booth #W1447 from June 8 – 10 at InfoComm, the most comprehensive event for audiovisual solutions for a wide variety of professional applications, from House of Worship to…
  • Scorpions tour Rock Believer worldwide in a stage set packed with GLP lighting
    Using JDC Line 500, JDC1, impression X4 L, HIGHLANDER Wash and impression X4 Bar, LD Manfred Nikitser conjures up a wide variety of looks from his elaborate stage design. With a career spanning more than 50 years, and with over 110 million records sold, Scorpions are one of the longest-serving and most internationally successful bands…
  • Brompton Technology LED processing helps Bild Studios’ MARS Volume make Virtual Production accessible
    Blending technology with creative direction, London-based Bild Studios specialises in visual engineering and creative design for live productions. Founded by live industry veterans Rowan Pitts and David Bajt, Bild now has a 14 strong team that has decades of experience working on some of the world’s largest video installations. After a successful pilot in summer…
  • LD Manfred Nikitser chooses Artiste Monet™ as workhorse luminaire for Scorpions’ “Sin City Nights” Vegas Residency
    Three-week run at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood a rocking triumph. Lighting supply by Volt Lites. America’s love of Scorpions was on full display March 26 – April 16 in Las Vegas where the German rock band played a string of shows at Zappos Theater in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Dubbed “Sin City Nights”…
  • Marbo Trade Runs Lighting at New VPX Studios Romania with ChamSys MagicQ MQ500
    They say that “necessity is the mother of invention.” The team at Marbo Trade provides convincing proof of that! A leading supplier of lighting, sound and stage equipment to the concert and live event market, they found that the demand for their goods and services all but disappeared after the COVID pandemic hit. Like others…
  • GLP tour de force promised for ISE 2022
    GLP will present a real tour de force of new-season blockbusters at this year’s ISE show in Barcelona (10–13 May), celebrating the show’s move to its new location with a real powerhouse display. Its new portfolio will address every conceivable application. For large-scale sports and event venues, the dynamic ArenaLED promises to create an unforgettable…
  • Elation grows KL Series with broadcast optimized KL Fresnel 6 FC™ soft light
    Elation Professional is pleased to be expanding its KL “Key Light” Series of LED Fresnel luminaires with the full-color KL Fresnel 6 FC™. The new KL Fresnel 6 FC projects gorgeous shades across the full color spectrum and meets the strict standards of performance venues that are light critical and noise sensitive like broadcast studios…
  • Jay Krause Creates Unique Vibe at Strike 10 with CHAUVET Professional
    The Florida Panthers are best known for their exploits on the ice, but when the hockey team wanted to celebrate with some of their best fans recently, they shed their skates and headed over to the soft pine wood lanes of Strike 10 Bowling. It’s easy to understand why too. Since opening in March, Strike…
  • Meyer Sound PANTHER Exceeds Expectations at Ed Sheeran “+ – = ÷ x” Tour Launch
    Global Stadium Tour Debuts with Bold New Line Array In-The-Round. More than 80,000 Irish fans burst into cheers of jubilation when the first pummeling chords of “Tides” opened each of Ed Sheeran’s two shows in late April at Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium. Though most in attendance knew that the shows were the first of the…