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  • MDG ATMe haze generators transform the experience in London’s Royal Albert Hall
    Situated on the edge of London’s Kensington Gardens, the Royal Albert Hall – that internationally respected bastion of music – continues to mark its 150th anniversary through special events to the end of 2023. The truly iconic venue, which hosts over 390 shows a year including classical, rock and pop concerts, ballet, opera, awards ceremonies,…
  • PROLIGHTS adds two new soft lights to the EclPanel range
    After releasing the highly successful EclPanel TWC and EclPanel TWC Jr, PROLIGHTS released two new soft light fixtures, the EclPanel TWC Jr 4×1 and the EclPanel TWC Mini 2×1. The new units have the same features as their bigger brothers, with an RGB+WW source, a CCT range from 2,200K to 15,000K (in film mode), colour…
  • Significant shortages and delays put Live Events at risk
    PLASA, the lead association for the entertainment technology industry, and #WeMakeEvents, the global campaign to save live events, have published a detailed global survey report on the current position and future recovery of the live events industry. The survey ran from 1 November 2021 to 21 December 2021 and was completed by 1,948 respondents in…
  • The Factory Invests in L-Acoustics K2 Loudspeaker Rig to Rise Above the Rest
    As concerts and other live events return to an increasingly competitive venue market,this new St. Louis-area performance space saw the merits of installing the best sound system to attract top artists and negate the need for them to bring in their own production It’s been a difficult and challenging two years for concert and event…
  • Ursynów Cultural Centre “Alternatywy” Becomes First L-Acoustics L-ISA Installation in Poland
    Audio Plus brings multidimensional sound experience to Warsaw’s latest culture hub, setting new benchmark for cutting-edge audio technology. Opened in September 2021 and situated in the largest district of the capital city of Warsaw, Poland’s new purpose-built Ursynów Cultural Centre “Alternatywy” (Alternatives) was commissioned to provide an iconic and versatile public space representing the very…
  • First FORTES in Norway
    The first Robe FORTES in Norway were delivered to Den National Scene (the National Theatre) in Bergen, one of the country’s oldest permanent theatres, where they joined Robe ESPRITES that were another recent investment. Opened in 1909, Den National Scene was initially built with a single stage, but currently hosts performances in three different spaces,…
  • IPS Creates Stellar Setting for Dune Premiere With CHAUVET Professional
    Spice, the mystical matter found on the planet Arrakis in the film Dune, possess some incredible powers, such as enabling travel at speeds faster than light. But even this potent substance, as impressive as it is, was apparently no match for London’s rain. There were some showers during the glitzy red carpet premiere of Dune…
  • “Easy transition from grandMA2 to grandMA3”: Walnut Hill Community Church trusts in MA
    Walnut Hill Community Church located in Connecticut, USA, provided a combination of both in-person and online weekend services to their five campus congregation. The central campus in Bethel, CT, has invested in top level production values and technology, which includes the purchase of a grandMA3 compact XT lighting console which is running with grandMA3 software.…
  • Elation KL Panel™ meets Olympic standard for curling qualification
    The Olympic Qualification Tournament in curling took place in the Netherlands in December and the ice has never looked better thanks to MHB AV and Elation’s tunable Kl Panel™ LED soft lights. Held at the Elfstedenhal sports complex in the town of Leeuwarden, a professionally illuminated surface of the highest standard was a must for…
  • GLP Air Domes and Rain Covers protect LEC’s festival lighting in Chicago weather
    GLP takes centre stage in massive post-lockdown schedule. When the state of Illinois eased its stringent lockdown rules, and Chicago’s busy outdoor events schedule resumed, one person who was primed and prepped was Matthew Brotz, who runs locally based LEC Event Technology. Knowing that Chicago is capable of experiencing four seasons in a day, he…
  • Katsushika Symphony Hills Upgrades Two Performance Halls with L-Acoustics K Series
    Kara II installation in Mozart and Iris Halls delivers world-class sound for a variety of music and arts performances. Located in the east end of the Tokyo metropolis, opened in 1992, Katsushika Symphony Hills cultural centre serves the ward with a range of cultural programmes. The centre consists of two halls. The main 1,318-seat Mozart…
  • Meyer Sound LINA Line Arrays Anchor Dolby Atmos Systems at ARCADIA Stezzano Cinemas
    Two premium large format auditoriums at Italy’s new ARCADIA Stezzano Cinemas are the first global deployments of Meyer Sound LINA® line array loudspeakers as screen channels for the Dolby Atmos™ immersive audio format. The five screen channels are each comprised of six element LINA arrays which anchor sonic imagery across the front end. An additional…
  • Robe Helps the Cogétama Ballet Story Unfold
    The grace and fluidity of dancer’s movements were enhanced by an equally elegant lightshow designed by Koen De Clerck for “Cogétama” a special choreographed ballet work created and produced by Glen Lambrecht Productions, commissioned by the Municipality of Aalter. It was staged at the City Hall Auditorium of Aalter in Belgium and played 12 completely…
  • Alistair Smyth joins zactrack International as Brand Manager: A veteran of the industry
    zactrack is pleased to announce that Alistair Smyth, a long-time veteran of the industry, has been hired as Brand Manager. After earning a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Kingston University London, he worked for Vari-Lite, High End Systems, Christie Lites, A.C. Entertainment Technologies and Flashlight. Most recently, he was a Technical Sales Advisor at…
  • Nick Chang enlists Elation Artiste™ to lift Church of the City Christmas services
    Lighting director Nick Chang is one of the dedicated ones. Not only has he been on the road with the Kane Brown tour for the last four months, handling lighting on shows across America on the country-pop stars “Blessed and Free Tour,” the touring schedule allows him to travel back to his hometown of Nashville…
  • Black Coffee Gets a Robe Boost at Drumsheds Event
    Sculpting a fluid and kinetic visual collage aligned with the heartbeat and spirit of rave was a task lighting and environment designer Eran Klein relished for Black Coffee’s recent incendiary performance at Drumsheds in north London. With a rig of Robe moving lights at his fingertips, Eran atmospherically engineered nearly 12 hours of superlative electronic…
  • Astera Pixel Bricks for Bolesworth Castle Illuminated Trail Project
    Astera PixelBrick wireless battery-powered LED lighting fixtures proved a perfect solution for a major section of “Bolesworth Christmas”, a visually stimulating and fun illuminated trial experience staged at Bolesworth Castle, an impressive Grade II listed country house near Tattenhall, Cheshire, England. Lighting designer Nick Jevons was asked to add lighting magic for the brand-new event…
  • Pulse Lighting chooses Ayrton Domino for Widespread Panic’s MEMPHO debut
    American rock band Widespread Panic made its first MEMPHO appearance at the 2021 edition of the show where versatile Ayrton Domino IP65-rated LED profiles took the stage with the popular festival headliners. A mix of touring national acts and local favourites, MEMPHO 2021 was held from October 1-3 at the Memphis Botanic Garden’s Radians Amphitheater.…
  • Meyer Sound Announces Promotion and New Hire in Product Management
    Meyer Sound has announced the promotion of Andy Davies to the position of Senior Product Manager and the appointment of Gautam Sharma to the newly created position of Product Manager. In his new post, Davies will assume responsibility for managing the entire Meyer Sound product portfolio, including overseeing new product development, defining product features, and…
  • EMG Group Promotes Bruno Gallais to MD of EMG France
    Gallais To Oversee EMG France’s Restructure. Europe’s leading broadcast service provider, EMG Group, today announced the promotion of Bruno Gallais to Managing Director of EMG France. Gallais joins the EMG Group Leaders Team and reports directly to EMG Group CEO, Shaun Gregory. Following the recent sale of EMG France’s outside broadcast operation, Gallais has been…
  • Anolis for Auditoria du Louvre Installation
    Anolis Ambiane pure white and RGBW LED lighting fixtures have been installed at the 420-seat Auditorium du Louvre, an oak-panelled performance and presentation space designed by world-famous architect IM Pei within the Musée du Louvre complex in Paris, France. The multi-purpose venue is used for a diversity of events like chamber concerts, spoken word performances,…
  • The Market Theatre chooses its first ever DiGiCo SD9
    The Market Theatre, set in the heart of Newtown, Johannesburg, has been a voice for the voiceless for 45 years, originally portraying the struggles of apartheid and providing the platform for outstanding, authentic South African performances. The theatre has invested in its first DiGiCo audio console, selecting an SD9 supplied by DWR Distribution, an upgrade…
  • CS PROD add laser projectors to growing Digital Projection fleet
    Projection mapping expert CS PROD, who is specialising in the creation of content related to history and heritage, has added to its growing Digital Projection fleet with seven additional M-Vision Lasers taking their total inventory up to a total of 20. The company focuses on large format projections and technological lighting in historical sites such…
  • 5 Star launches new range of custom-designed packing crates
    UK’s leading flight case manufacturer’s new crates offer strong, safe and durable protection for customer products, whatever the road throws at them. For the past 40 years, 5 Star Cases has been manufacturing world-class flight cases that are already trusted by a vast range of industries, ensuring the safe transport of vital equipment around the…
  • Monumental 2021 Finale for Robe
    The Monumental Tour – an innovative visual and musical performance which was the brainchild of French DJ and music producer Michael Canitrot and visual activists AV-Extended – played a truly spectacular final location at the end of November … at the magnificent Chateau de Pierrefonds in the picturesque Oise region of France, northeast of Paris.…
  • Ayrton Diablo – Lights that Don’t Go Wrong
    “For Mischief’s Magic Goes Wrong, it is the show that is comedy chaos on stage,” opens its lighting designer, David Howe. “It must never be the lights that go wrong!” Co-written by Mischief and international magicians, Penn and Teller, Magic Goes Wrong, first opened at London’s Vaudeville Theatre in 2019 before touring the UK since…
  • PROLIGHTS Mosaico used in Valencia’s marathon
    The Valencia Trinidad Alfonso EDP Marathon took place last December, where nearly 16,000 runners participated in the Spanish city. “Valencia wants to be known as a sports destination, and celebrate major events, such as this Marathon”, said Pilar Bernabé, Councillor for Sports for the city of Valencia, adding: “Major sporting events, as long as they…
  • edelmat. becomes Sixty82 reseller for Germany
    SIXTY82 wishes to extend a warm welcome to its newest reseller for Germany: edelmat. Based in Berlin, Germany, edelmat. sees itself as a partner for event technology, with a philosophy based firmly on the values of loyalty, efficiency, and sustainability. Edelmat. services include consultation, conception, implementation, as well as service, for rental and installation projects…
  • DiGiCo’s Wide Range of Solutions Gives the Minnesota Orchestra Enormous Flexibility in its Orchestra Hall
    Newly installed audio infrastructure includes Quantum338, SD12 96 and SD11i consoles, with three SD-Racks and two SD-Minis, plus the 4REA4 processor as a distribution hub and DMI-KLANG applied as a unique surround effect on the award-winning orchestra’s streaming performances. Orchestra Hall, home to the award-winning Minnesota Orchestra, is a landmark both without and within. Its…
  • Robe Adds Magic to Cinderella Panto Production
    The UK panto season is back with a BIG bang after waiting in the wings during 2020 as the country squared up to Covid-19, reigniting all things panto like slapstick comedy, toilet-brow innuendo, gawdy sets, psychedelic vibrance and total craziness for which it’s known and appreciated, with lighting designers around the country delighted to be…
  • Houben Souren and Elation make the grade on Dutch university auditorium upgrade
    Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands is one of the leading technical universities in Europe. The school’s auditorium, the heart of the campus where students attend lectures and presentations of all types, recently received a lighting upgrade of Elation luminaires specified and installed by AV company Houben Souren. Heard it through the grapevineHouben…
  • Meyer Sound Constellation Transforms Vintage Movie Palace into Premier Concert Hall
    Active Acoustic Technology Eliminates Cumbersome Stage Shell and Enhances Audience Experience. When Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall reopened after a pandemic hiatus, those patrons attending the season debut of the resident Oregon Symphony were delighted to hear a striking difference in the sound of the orchestra. Following the installation of a Constellation® acoustic system, they…
  • Vienna State Opera Invests in Robe FORTE HCF Moving Lights
    The world-renowned Vienna State Opera House in Austria – also home to the Vienna State Ballet – has invested in new Robe FORTE HCF LED moving lights and FORTE HCF FollowSpots, selecting the high CRI LED engine option for these powerful fixtures which utilize Robe’s unique TE (TRANSFERABLE ENGINE) technology. TE is a powerful, intelligent,…
  • TSL Lighting invests in Elation Paladin™
    TSL Lighting in the UK has invested in Elation Professional’s Paladin Cube™, a compact LED floodlight with IP65 protection that marks the company’s first purchase into Elation’s extensive product range. TSL is a premier stage lighting company that operates across the UK and beyond. In operation since 2006, the company provides quality lighting, rigging and…
  • Claypaky Fixtures Go Royal for Dynamic “Queen of the Night” Concert in Ukraine
    In Ukrainian singer Olya Polyakova’s “The Queen of the Night” show, staged at Kiev’s Palace of Sports in October 2021, a large array of Claypaky lighting fixtures gave a dynamic, high-energy look to the concert and accented the royal design motif employed by the popular performer. Yuriy Andrushchenko, Director of Feyeria, supplied Lighting Designer Vlad…
  • “Dialog” Installation at Nobel Week Lights Stockholm Features Claypaky Xtylos Aqua Fixtures in Beautiful and Dramatic Display
    For the second straight year Nobel Week Lights Stockholm was presented as part of the city’s Nobel Prize celebrations from December 4-12, 2021. “Dialog,” the installation by Lighting Designer Fredrik Jönsson, utilized 30 Xtylos Aquas, the IP-66 rated fixtures powered by Claypaky’s innovative and proprietary RGB laser source. Xtylos Aqua offers the same effects and…
  • Spanish Light Festival lit up by PROLIGHTS
    The second edition of the UMBRA Light Festival Victoria-Gasteiz took place between November 12th and 14th. The festival was born with the intention of introducing both visitors and citizens to the world of urban lighting art, in such a way that the public could experience and interact with the latest artistic and technological expressions of…
  • Perinic Sistemi becomes Sixty82’s exclusive distributor for the Croatian market
    Perinic Sistemi d.o.o. is the latest company to be appointed an exclusive distributor for SIXTY82, and will be covering the Croatian market with immediate effect. Perinic Sistemi d.o.o. is a respected company that has been operating in the Croatian market for over 25 years. Beginning life as a rental company for sound systems, the company…
  • Sam Tozer chooses Ayrton Karif LT for Hybrid Minds’ Brixton Academy show
    Lighting, sound and video specialists, Colour Sound Experiment, supplied 48 Ayrton Karif LT LED beam spot fixtures to lighting designer Samuel Tozer of Vision Factory when he lit the drum and bass DJ duo, Hybrid Minds, for a one-off performance, produced by NTRP, at Brixton Academy in London in October. The recently-released Ayrton Karif LT…
  • Dance America Productions lights dancesport with high-quality Elation lighting
    Easy-to-handle LED luminaires combine with practical airwall mounting system for better quality dance floor illumination Dancesport is a growing discipline at all levels. From local dance competitions to a myriad of popular dance shows on television to its inclusion in the 2024 Summer Olympics, the world has clearly embraced dance as sport. Dance America Productions…
  • Brown Note Productions Hits a High Note with L-Acoustics on Danny Wimmer Presents Fall Festivals
    BNP deploys massive K Series rigs for DWP’s Inkcarceration, Louder Than Life, Aftershock, and Welcome To Rockville multi-day music festivals, Although everyone from The Doors to Lenny Kravitz has famously claimed in their songs that “rock is dead,” you’d have a hard time convincing the sold-out crowds that attended any of the recent Danny Wimmer…
  • Verizon Hall In Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center Goes DiGiCo All The Way
    Bauder Audio Systems supplies the PAC with a Quantum338 console, SD-Racks, and 4REA4 processor. It took a while for the Philadelphia Orchestra to get a home of its own. In fact, it was almost 100 years, as plans first begun in 1908 were disrupted by bureaucratic delays, a Great Depression, a couple of World Wars,…
  • Enduring Meyer Sound Partnership with Metallica Continues with Epic 40th Anniversary Concerts
    In mid-December, Metallica celebrated its 40th anniversary with four days of events dubbed the “San Francisco Takeover,” culminating in two concerts for fan club members only at the city’s Chase Center arena. As with nearly all Metallica shows in recent years, the band relied on a Meyer Sound reinforcement system — here a massive 286…
  • Proteus Excalibur™ launches as the 21st Century’s ultimate searchlight effect
    The Proteus Excalibur™ from Elation Professional is a stunningly powerful IP65 beam moving head fixture set to assume the role as the lighting industry’s new 21st Century searchlight. The newest member in Elation’s industry-leading Proteus range of IP65 automated fixtures, Excalibur’s extreme power, long throw beam and wide front aperture make it perfect for creating…
  • Sonosphere steps up a gear for 2022
    Immersive audio specialist reveals exciting plans for the future . 2021 has been an exciting year for Sonosphere. Most significantly, its involvement in the 5G Festival (5GF) project has been central to the continuing advancements in using 5G technology in a truly ground-breaking way for the entertainment industry; the management team completed a buyout of…
  • Production AV screens, cameras and crew back ‘powerhouse’ Ghetts tour finale
    Newly crowned MOBO Awards Best Male Act Ghetts performed an energetic, crowd-pleaser gig at London’s Roundhouse in November backed by hi-res Desay LED screens from Production AV. The audience didn’t miss a beat as the Production AV team filmed the London rapper’s high octane show, using manned cameras positioned at FOH and in the pit.…
  • L-Acoustics A Series Provides Ultimate Flexibility for Historic Russian Culture Centres
    Kapotnya Palace of Culture and the Polyarnye Zori Palace of Culture receive audio upgrades that offer modern and reliable sound reinforcement for a wide range of events. Art and culture are central to Russia’s heritage, and the country’s cultural institutions play an integral role in its citizens’ lives. Two such institutions are the multifunctional Palace…
  • Hull Gets Festive with Robe
    Hull, UK-based rental and production company HPSS Ltd invested in more Robe MegaPointes to provide spectacular results for the city’s 2021-22 festive illuminations, which feature 16 of these super-bright multifunctional fixtures. These were distributed on the rooftops of three landmark city centre buildings in a concept and system design by HPSS’s Graham Roberts. Graham and…
  • Production Light & Sound Looks Forward with RoboSpots
    Production Light & Sound in Leeds, UK, is a rental company known for offering great service, delivered with passion and commitment, by a dedicated team with a truly personal approach. The company was founded in 2000 by the late Jason Salvin and is now headed by Sarah Buckmaster who has been working for the company…
  • ProAudio Ltd. chooses Elation lighting for International Congress Center Burgas
    The new International Congress Center Burgas (ICCB) on the Black Sea coast of Bulgaria has installed a high-quality Elation lighting system in its largest event space designed and delivered by Elation Professional’s Bulgarian distributor, ProAudio Ltd (https://proaudio.bg). ICCBThe Bulgarian city of Burgas on the Black Sea coast is an important industrial, transport, cultural and tourist…
  • Pitbull Feels Good with Robe on Tour
    Miami, Florida-based lighting and creative director Yamil Charif who heads up design company YC3 delivered a high impact stage production for Pitbull’s recent and hugely popular, “I Feel Good” tour, with 32 shows across the US and 100 Robe moving lights – MegaPointes and BMFL WashBeams – as the backbone of the lighting rig. Yamil…
  • Astera Titan Tube Wins Third Major Industry Award
    Industry-voted awards are always a great endorsement for any brand or product, so Astera is delighted to announce that its hugely popular Titan Tube is a 2021 Pro Moviemaker ‘Gear of The Year’ winner in the ‘lighting innovation’ category! The annual accolade from the international publication for professional film makers is the third major industry…
  • Dushow delivers end-to-end solution technical for Global Citizen Live Paris
    Dushow group hosts global superstars à la française for concert calling for action to defend the planet and defeat poverty. Dushow, one of Europe’s leading AV and technical production specialists, recently helped deliver the world’s biggest concert, Global Citizen Live, as lead technical partner for the Global Citizen Live event in Paris. Serving as the…
  • PROLIGHTS Astra Wash19Pix debuted at The Voice
    The newly released moving washes from PROLIGHTS have had their debut at The Voice of Poland. The Astra Wash19Pix were used to provide eye-candy effects on-camera during the live performances in one of the most-watched episodes of the singing franchise. The lighting was designed by Artur Szyman, who commented about the new fixtures: “The Astra…
  • Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center Arena Ups Its Game With DiGiCo S-Series Consoles
    An S31 is the venue’s new front-of-house console while the S21 acts as the router for a newly expanded video production facility, connected via Dante using DMI-Dante interface cards. Louisville’s 22,000-plus-seat KFC Yum! Center, the largest arena in the United States by seating capacity designed primarily for basketball, has done it all over the last…
  • Brompton Technology powers LED setup of West End production Back to the Future: The Musical
    Based on the 1985 blockbuster film and pop culture phenomenon, Back to the Future: The Musical, arrived in London’s West End last year as a thrilling theatrical experience. The show’s video elements, produced by award-winning video design and production studio FRAY Studio, and its system design, created by Ammonite, delivered a spectacular demonstration of how…
  • Meyer Sound Creates Celestial Aural Environments in the New Shanghai Astronomy Museum
    The gleaming new Shanghai Astronomy Museum, now the world’s largest museum devoted to the celestial sciences, echoes the ‘music of the spheres’ with its bold curvilinear exterior devoid of any straight lines or right angles. On the inside, the museum’s two primary venues enhance stellar visual programs with complementary Meyer Sound immersive audio systems supplied…
  • L-Acoustics and Mixhalo Enter Strategic Partnership, Plan to Accelerate 5G Live Entertainment Experiences and Hybrid Sound Reinforcement Solutions
    From the invention of the modern line source array in the 1990’s to the introduction of L-ISA immersive hyperreal technology in 2016, L-Acoustics has earned a solid reputation in live entertainment for forward-looking innovation to elevate the listener experience. Today, the company announces that it has become a major investor in Mixhalo, as well as…
  • PIXERA control integrates PC-based automation and control technology from Beckhoff
    AV Stumpfl and Beckhoff Automation announce partnership to integrate products into PIXERA media server platform. AV Stumpfl and automation specialist Beckhoff Automation recently announced their technology partnership. The aim of the collaboration is the integration of automation components from Beckhoff into the new show control system, PIXERA control. Beckhoff implements open automation systems using proven…
  • Turner Sports delivers innovative hybrid NHL studio in record time powered by disguise
    On the opening day of the 2021 NHL Season on its new home on TNT, Turner Sports unveiled its brand new broadcast studio for the hockey league for the next three years, all powered by disguise. To welcome the start of the season, a quartet of disguise vx 2 media servers and five rx II…
  • GLP supports Kinderlachen Gala
    Artequip’s René Geissel designs three individual stage areas with X4 L, FR10 Bar, FUSION Stick FS20 and FS16 Z, as well as Exo Beam. The 17th Kinderlachen Gala (Laughter Gala) took place recently at Dortmund’s Westfalenhalle, along with presentation of the KIND Awards – and the technical support of GLP. Kinderlachen e.V. has been supporting…
  • LightJockey – the end of an era
    Elation Professional’s LightJockey is one of the longest available lighting control software solutions on the market. Now, after over two decades of service and with tens of thousands of systems in the market, the time has come for LightJockey to gracefully retire. As ongoing security changes to Windows prevent LightJockey from functioning reliably, the decision…
  • iWedia Introduces New Range Of Technology Solutions
    iWedia’s latest technology solutions include a newly launched ad insertion platform, the introduction of ATSC3.0 broadcast stack and much more. iWedia, one of the leading providers of software components and solutions for TV devices for major service operators and consumer electronics manufacturers, has announced the development and addition of new products to its technology solution…
  • DiGiCo’s New Q225 Consoles At The Heart Of Live Entertainment In Leeds
    The Brudenell Social Club can legitimately claim cult status within the Leeds music scene, having hosted an eclectic mix of international acts including the Kaiser Chiefs, Franz Ferdinand, Tom Jones and The Smiths in addition to a steady stream of local talent. It started life as a working mans’ club in 1913 and still holds…
  • Historic Theatre Season Opens in Estonia
    Vanemuine Theatre in Tartu, Estonia – the country’s oldest and first Estonian language theatre – celebrated the momentous opening of its 152nd season with an elaborate gala event staged in the city’s main square, with a lighting design created by Tõnis Järs featuring Robe moving lights. Not only was it a great historic occasion, but…
  • Cromer Pier’s Pavillion Theatre Takes its Performances to the Next Level with PROLIGHTS DeltaPix
    Cromer Pier’s beloved Pavilion Theatre has recently added a digital dimension to its stage by installing a PROLIGHTS DeltaPix48T LED video wall backdrop. Running for 42 years, the Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre offers a truly unique experience as home to the only ‘End of the Pier’ show of its kind. With approximately 450 seats, audiences…
  • Robe Supports Stage of Tomorrow Conference in Poland
    Robe was proud to support the 4th edition of the Stage of Tomorrow (Scena Jutra) conference, staged at the Teatr Wielki Polish National Opera in Warsaw, Poland, organised by the Stage of Tomorrow Foundation and its president Rafal Rzeczkowski, with leading Polish production technology sales specialist Prolight and Teatr Wielki, the latter represented by technical…
  • Houben Souren and Elation team up on MECC auditorium renewals
    AV rental and production company Houben Souren has installed Elation Fuze Profile™ and Colour 5 Profile™ luminaires in two auditoriums in the recently refurbished Maastricht Exhibition and Convention Center (MECC) in the Netherlands. As the audiovisual partner for the biggest convention center in the southern part of the country, Houben Souren enjoys special insight into…
  • Cirkusrevyen Gets Laughing with Robe
    Cirkusrevyen (Circus Review) is hugely popular and the longest-running review performance in Denmark, with a 6-month season kicking off every year since 1935 except for 1945 (due to fire) and 2020 (due to you know what!). Staged in a purpose-built big top tent in Klampenborg, Dyrehavsbakken north of Copenhagen, known and loved for its incisive…
  • Michigan Opera Theatre’s Blue Breaks Through to Audiences with L-Acoustics L-ISA Immersive Sound
    Staged at Detroit’s Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, this contemporary opera production benefited from L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound’s ability to keep the sound linked to the actors, deepening their connection with the audience. While the COVID pandemic compelled performing arts companies to stretch their horizons to reach audiences, Michigan Opera Theatre went further than many during the…
  • LDI gives Resounding Thumbs-Up to GLP X5 Series and JDC Line
    Company accoladed with Best Design for a booth that was permanently packed. GLP and its subsidiaries had plenty to celebrate over the Thanksgiving holiday as it reflected on an outstanding showcase at the LDI Expo in Las Vegas the week before, for which it was duly accoladed. In collecting the award for Best Booth Design,…
  • TAG enhances its inventory with Ayrton Perseo Beam and Domino IP-rated Fixtures
    Technical Arts Group (TAG), an industry leader in event production and premium production equipment rentals, has invested in Ayrton Perseo Beam and Ayrton Domino fixtures, both IP65-rated, for its inventory. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America. TAG was formed earlier this year and specializes in lighting, audio, video, staging,…
  • Blue Parrot takes the UK’s first delivery of Ayrton Perseo Beam
    Edinburgh-based production services and dry hire company, Blue Parrot, has become the first company in the UK to take stock of one of Ayrton’s latest products, Perseo Beam, having purchased 10 of the brand new fixtures from Ambersphere Solutions, Ayrton’s exclusive distributor in the UK. Released in July, Perseo Beam is the first compact, waterproof…
  • Prolight + Sound 2022: Premiere of the “Performance + Production Hub” in cooperation with Sample Music Festival
    Prolight + Sound 2022 offers a new, interactive experience zone for companies and visitors from the fields of audio production, DJing and digital live performance. From April 26 to 29, 2022, the “Performance + Production Hub” will be the center of attraction when it comes to the creative use of innovative sound tools. It bundles…
  • “It feels great to operate”: Dolly Dots Celebrate 40 with grandMA3
    Legendary Dutch girl band Dolly Dots hit the road again this autumn, celebrating 40 years since they first burst onto the euro-pop scene and dominated the charts for the best part of a decade with a string of foot-tappingly infectious bangers! Lighting and set designer Pepijn van der Sanden and associate LD and programmer Thomas…
  • SIXTY82 appoints PSP Elektronik as its new exclusive distributor for the Republic of Serbia
    SIXTY82, ‘The New Original’ manufacturer of next-generation trussing and staging systems, has continued the expansion of its global distribution network with the appointment of PSP Elektronik as its exclusive distributor for the Republic of Serbia, with immediate effective. PSP Elektronik started its company in 1990 with its main activity being the service of pro audio…
  • Anolis ArcPar 150s for Wilberforce Monument Illuminations
    The Wilberforce Monument, a statue dedicated to leading 18th / 19th century politician, philanthropist and anti-slavery campaigner, William Wilberforce, which stands on a 31 metre (102 ft) high Doric column in the grounds of Hull College in the UK … has recently been re-lit using Anolis ArcPar 150 Zoom LED fixtures. Graham Roberts of event…
  • Meyer Sound Announces SSL Live Integration and New DAW Plugins for Spacemap Go
    Meyer Sound has announced integration of key control functions of its Spacemap® Go spatial sound design and live mixing tool into the latest versions of Solid State Logic’s SSL Live V5.0 console software and companion SOLSA PC software for remote control and offline setup. With this software integration, SSL Live users now have immediate fingertip…
  • arsluminis lights German Beach Volleyball Championships with Elation Proteus
    Proteus Maximus™ and Proteus Rayzor 760™ meet challenging demands of Baltic Sea beach. The German Beach Volleyball Championships took place September 2-5 on Timmendorf Strand on the Baltic coast in northern Germany. Lighting designer Michael Kantrowitsch utilized Elation IP-rated Proteus luminaires to meet the challenging outdoor demands while fulfilling the organizer’s request for a special…
  • Zero 88 FLX S24 Console Delivers Intuitive and Nimble Lighting Control to LightsOn
    LightsOn, a lighting design and rental company based in Warsaw, Poland, relies on an FLX S24 lighting console from Zero 88, a brand of Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), to run a full schedule of spectacular event lighting. LightsOn owner, Lukasz Brylski, and his team supply creative lightshows for bands, DJs, smaller concerts, cultural and corporate events,…
  • Vari-Lite VL800 luminaires create Chris Stapleton’s stunning wall of light
    Country music legend Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show is back with a stunning stage design featuring 400 VL800 EVENTPAR luminaires from Vari-Lite, a Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) entertainment lighting brand, supplied by concert touring specialists Premier Global Production. Taking conceptual direction from Stapleton himself, Creative Director Becky Fluke and Lighting Designer Calvin ‘Mac’ Mosier created film-like…
  • L-Acoustics K Series helps Minsk Arena’s serve world-class sound for diverse line-up of events
    Belarus’s largest indoor complex deploys K2 sound system at high-tech cultural and sports facility. For over a decade, Minsk Arena has been the epicentre for all things sports and culture in the Belarus capital. The venue’s main space is an ice arena dedicated to hockey and skating which can also be converted to host other…
  • DiGiCo consoles become venue-wide choice for Zappa Group
    Named after the great Frank Zappa and founded in 2004, Israel’s Zappa Group is the country’s leading live show chain of clubs with an ethos of respect for music, musicians and listeners. From its first venue in Tel Aviv, it has grown to include clubs and outdoor venues in Herzliya, Jerusalem, Haifa ,Beer Sheba, Zappa…
  • disguise powers unique xR experience for AT&T’s 5G courtside concert series in the NBA conference finals
    xR specialists All of it Now (AOIN) used disguise gx2cs to immerse viewers of the NBA Conference Finals in an extended reality (xR) concert experience custom-designed to reflect the unique style of each of the four performing artists. AT&T, the Official 5G Wireless Network Partner of the NBA and presenting partner of the NBA Conference…
  • Hippotizer Boreal+ gets the mercury rising for Queen Relived
    Formidable Queen frontman Freddie Mercury took to the stage in the form of tribute performer Michael Kluch and his band in September, for a huge concert at Prague’s 18,000-capacity O2 Arena. The group, named Queenie, played the ‘Queen Relived’ show with a rock ‘n’ roll lighting design and a mix of pre-made and live feed…
  • Robe France Catches the T11 Buzz at Busy JTSE Expo
    Robe France enjoyed the buzz and excitement generated by the 2021 JTSE (Journées Techniques du Spectacle et de l’Evénement) expo staged over two days at Les Docks de Paris in the lively Saint-Denis area, close to the city of Paris. It was a welcome return to face to face – or mask to mask –…
  • Digital Projection Brings Bygone Era of Japan Back to Life
    Danny Rose Studio, the collective behind the current Spirit of Japan art exhibition at the Kadokawa Culture Museum, has deployed more than 30 Digital Projection E-Vision Laser 10K projectors to illuminate the floors, ceilings and walls of this spectacular venue. Untranslated, the title of the Spirit of Japan exhibition reads Ukiyo-e Theatre – the ‘ukiyo-e’…
  • PROLIGHTS appoints Modern Elektronik Turkish distributor
    PROLIGHTS has named Modern Elektronik as its distributor in Turkey. Modern, who have over 36 years of experience in the market primarily audio solutions, are now expanding into lighting, by using their technical expertise and outstanding support to grow in this segment. “We decided to approach PROLIGHTS as they too are rapidly expanding and offering…
  • Obsidian Control Systems introduces flexible, compact NETRON EP2 EtherDMX node
    Obsidian Control Systems announces the newest addition to its extremely successful and rapidly expanding NETRON range of innovative data distribution devices. The NETRON EP2™ is a no nonsense, no compromise Ethernet to DMX gateway solution for the professional lighting and AV markets. Part of the NETRON family of easy-to-use EtherDMX nodes, it offers a high-value…
  • More Robe in the House at Vejle Musikteater
    Vejle Musikteater, one of the busiest and liveliest multi-purpose live performance venues in Jutland, Denmark, reopens fully after the pandemic period, complete with a new Robe ESPRITE house lighting package comprising 32 x ESPRITES in total. Sixteen of these have been added as front lighting to the existing over-stage rig of 16 in the Main…
  • L-Acoustics K3 Brings Versatile Performance to Club Regent Event Centre
    Designed by Engineering Harmonics and installed by Solotech, the new PA can match the venue’s remarkably flexible seating system move for move, in any configuration. Before any entertainer ever sets foot on its stage, Club Regent Event Centre is already equipped to put on an amazing show with its computer-automated flexible seating system, which can…
  • Robe helps Redefine the Look for Idols SA
    Idols South Africa 2021 underwent its most substantial visual transformation for a few years with a shift of venue, from the State Theatre in Pretoria to Studio 10 at the Urban Brew complex in Johannesburg. This moment was seized by the show’s long term lighting designer Joshua Cutts of Visual Frontier, for a radical re-think,…
  • Live Company Invests in More Astera with New AX9s
    Technical production and rental specialist Live Company, based in Skovlunde, Copenhagen, Denmark, continues to invest in Astera wireless LED products at a pace to keep parallel with the “incredible demand” of the Danish market, states owner Peter Clausen. They were the first rental company in Denmark to invest majorly in Astera, initially with AX1 PixelTubes…
  • GLP JDC1 and X4 Bar 20 Light Volbeat’s Aftershock Show
    High-channel mode programming brings maximum versatility and impact to California festival. Production designer Niller Bjerregaard turned to a large inventory of GLP fixtures, dominated by the JDC1 hybrid strobe and impression X4 Bar 20 batten, when Danish rock band Volbeat played the recent Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California. Formed 20 years ago, the band’s stage…
  • Vari-Lite VL10 luminaires shine brightly on Marc Anthony’s Pa’lla Voy Tour
    Signify’s entertainment lighting to be used for 26 Marc Anthony concerts across North America. VL10 luminaires deliver speed, versatility and 28,000 lumens, supporting a show design that is both engaging and dynamic Multi-award winning Latin music star Marc Anthony has returned to the stage with his Pa’lla Voy tour, taking in 26-dates across North America…
  • Claypaky Sharpy Plus Fixtures from Lite-Tek Entertainment Shine on Gary Clark Jr’s Fall Tour
    Richmond, Virginia-based Lite-Tek Entertainment, a lighting rental and production company, supplied Claypaky Sharpy Plus fixtures to the recently wrapped fall tour of Gary Clark Jr., best known for his fusion of blues, rock and soul music with elements of hip hop. Clark kicked off the tour in late August in Austin and played dates across…
  • Ayrton MagicDot SX knocks them for SIX on Broadway
    Lighting designer, Tim Deiling, used 35 Ayrton MagicDot SX fixtures to help construct the visual narrative for the Broadway production of SIX The Musical when it transferred from London’s West End in October. Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’s multi award-winning musical follows the story of Henry VIII’s six wives, expanding on each of their stories…
  • Ayrton appoints Marc Lorenz as Designer Relationship Manager for Europe
    Ayrton is extremely excited to announce that renowned lighting designer, director and programmer, Marc Lorenz, joins its growing international team as designer relationship manager with a focus on Europe, effective from 1st December 2021. Lorenz brings to his new role over 30 years of experience as a freelance operator, programmer, lighting director and designer on…
  • Brompton Technology and London’s Garden Studios form partnership to deliver the future of VP today
    Home to a technically advanced film production complex, Garden Studios is a one-stop-shop for a wide variety of TV and film productions, designed specifically to support the latest technologies as well as decades of future innovation. Its in-house Virtual Production stage is driven by Brompton Tessera processing, ensuring it delivers superb image quality to every…
  • A DiGiCo past leads naturally to a DiGiCo future in leading Dutch Venues
    A large suite of DiGiCo consoles and racks handles the very diverse needs of two Dutch venues, mixing a huge and ever-changing portfolio of live performances. Located in the eastern Dutch town of Hengelo, the Metropool is a long-established live music venue featuring a huge range of acts and genres. It moved to its present…