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  • SES adds extensive Ayrton lighting rig to new Two Cities Church Worship Center in Winston-Salem
    Just before Christmas, Two Cities Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina moved into a new worship centre where state-of-the-art production equipment enhances the in-person and broadcast experience for a congregation of some 2,500 people who attend three Sunday services. SES Integration in Mocksville, North Carolina consulted on the design of the new building and, with the…
  • Patrick Dierson Creates Big Impression at iHeartRadio ALTer EGO with 4Wall & CHAUVET Professional
    Size matters! Well… not always, especially when it comes to the art of design, where it’s not always the size of a rig, but the way in which it’s deployed that makes the biggest impression. Patrick Dierson provided vivid proof of that at this year’s iHeartRadio ALTer EGO concert. Although a procession of major stars…
  • ArcShine M18FCs light up “Numbers on the Board” Podcast Studio
    Eastern Lighting Design has completed the lighting design and installation for the new Chicago-based studio of the sports podcast “Numbers on the Board,” hosted by Kenny Beecham and produced by Omaha Productions. The project involved 11 PROLIGHTS ArcShine M18FC fixtures, transforming a standard office space into a dynamic, visually engaging broadcast studio. “Numbers on the…
  • “Step Into the Light” with Elation Proteus mesmerizes at Valkea Art & Light Festival
    In December, Särkänniemi Theme Park in Tampere, Finland, hosted the inaugural Valkea Light and Art Festival, filling the park with a myriad of captivating visual spectacles, one of which featured lighting effects from Elation’s pioneering and award-winning Proteus Hybrid IP65 moving head. The event transformed the park into an immersive art realm, engaging the senses…
  • Dushow Opens New Possibilities for France 24 Studio With Help From CHAUVET Ovation E-2 FC
    Broadcasting 24/7, the international news channel France 24 reaches an impressively large audience of almost 500 million households around the world in French, Arabic, Spanish and English. However, as is the case all over Paris, space is quite limited, so France 24 has to make the best of its available capacities, with its largest studios…
  • Brompton ‘Embraces the Extra-Ordinary’ for Australian awards season premier
    Known for attracting the crème de la crème of the advertising, marketing, media, and PR world, the B&T Awards stand as one of the most entered, respected and sought after industry accolades in Australia. Hosted at The Hordern Pavilion in the heart of Sydney, last year’s B&T Awards revolved around the theme ‘Embrace the Extra-Ordinary’,…
  • Elation and Best Audio & Lighting support CQLP lighting design competition in France
    Elation and French distributor Best Audio & Lighting were delighted and honored to have provided lighting for the final of this year’s CQLP (C’est Qui Le Patron) lighting design competition in France. A demanding yet exhilirating competition that showcases lighting designer talent, this was the first time the competition was held outdoors, this year at…
  • DiGiCo Quantum 225 at centre of precision upgrade for ultimate streamlined touring solution
    Karel Marynissen is a sound engineer with an eye for quality. His Ghent based touring company Klaar Voor Opname was established in 2004 and has created spellbinding sound for artists ever since. The DiGiCo SD8-24 had always been the console of choice for Marynissen, but when the time came to replace it, he knew that…
  • Robe works up a Sweat for Nathaniel Rateliff show
    Popular Americana and R ‘n B singer songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff and his band The Night Sweats played their show-stopping, sold-out annual homecoming holiday concert at the Ball Arena in Denver, Colorado, in December. It was the second time the annual event – which has been running for some years – was staged at this venue,…
  • Meyer Sound Elevates Education Program with Future-Focused Initiatives
    Meyer Sound is proud to launch an expanded education program in 2024, coinciding with the celebration of its 45th anniversary. Founded on February 13, 1979, Meyer Sound has consistently pushed the boundaries of audio technology. This milestone year signifies a renewed commitment to shaping the industry’s future through global trainings, strategic partnerships, and initiatives that…
  • Having a Crush on grandMA3
    The unmistakable buzz and excitement of music concerts as a teenager initially sparked lighting professional Soyoun Lee’s interest in lighting and visuals, so much so that later she left her office job, trained in lighting and is now pursuing a very successful career. Currently, she is working for Lite Factory in Korea, designing and programming…
  • Jeff Croiter Calls on CHAUVET Professional for Sabbath Theatre
    Reality dangles precariously on the strings held by the puppeteer. Hidden behind the scenes, this master of illusion exerts an invisible hand to create a world of its own in a small space. It is a world familiar to Mickey Sabbath, an aging, manipulative and sex-obsessed puppeteer, who is the subject of Sabbath’s Theatre, a…
  • Claypaky Sharpy Plus Lights Up Fito Páez Anniversary Tour in Buenos Aires
    Argentine rock and pop musician Fito Páez continued his “El amor 30 años después del amor” tour last year with a December 16 concert at the Estadio UNO – Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi in Buenos Aires where 54 Claypaky Sharpy Plus fixtures enhanced the energy on stage. The tour marked the 30th anniversary of Páez’s…
  • Variable, weatherproof lighting for sporting events: GLP ArenaLED1 Touring highlights the love of football
    PRG turns to GLP fixtures to illuminate temporary football field in front of the Berlin Olympic Stadium. Back on 15 November, the German sporting goods manufacturer Adidas presented the official match ball for UEFA EURO 2024 for the first time. The presentation was followed by a five-day event, which took place directly in front of…
  • Strengthening Audio Excellence in India: DirectOut announces new partnership with Advanced Telemedia
    DirectOut, a renowned name in the audio industry, is pleased to announce its latest collaboration with Advanced Telemedia (ATM). This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone for both companies and underlines its continued commitment to providing world class audio solutions. DirectOut, is proud to welcome ATM as its exclusive distributor in India. Established in 2002,…
  • Ayrton adds NAN Audiovisuais as a distributor for Portugal
    Ayrton is delighted to announce the appointment of NAN Audiovisuais as a distributor for Portugal, with immediate effect. Founded in 1995, NAN Audiovisuais has established itself as the leading distributor of professional lighting, sound and video equipment in the Portuguese market. NAN’s commercial structure, back office and technical support teams work every day alongside lighting…
  • Robe Imbibes the ISE Vibes
    Robe lighting enjoyed the great vibes, brisk business, lively atmos and fantastic visitor numbers checking out the 2024 Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) expo at FIRA Barcelona, Spain. The 20th anniversary of this constantly expanding show broke all previous records with over 73,000 verified attendees, up 27% on the 2023 edition, cementing its place as a…
  • A new level for Ragam Pro AVL with India’s first DiGiCo Quantum 225
    Biju KV, owner of Ragam Pro AVL was planning to upgrade the company’s mixing console and knew he wanted to invest in DiGiCo. Choosing a DiGiCo Quantum 225, Ragam Pro AVL became the first rental company in India to have one in their inventory. From humble beginnings 50 years ago, Kodaly, Kerala-based Ragam Pro AVL…
  • Hippotizer drives intricate ‘Unikko’ projections at LUX Helsinki festival
    The celebrated LUX Helsinki light festival took place at venues across the Finnish capital during January, with a highlight being the specially created projection mapped visual display onto the intricate façade of the National Gallery Ateneum. The looping, five-hour graphic animations formed a large, 8000px-wide canvas and were projected by six Barco UDX 4K32 projectors…
  • From touring and live events to broadcast and XR workflows – Brompton Technology redefines experiences with latest innovations at ISE2024
    Brompton Technology is thrilled to return for the 20th-anniversary edition of the world’s largest AV and systems integration event, Integrated Systems Europe (ISE). Visitors to Brompton’s stand 3A750 in Multi-Technology Hall 3 will experience different zones, each highlighting key features tailored to Touring & Live Events, Broadcast, Fine Pixel Pitch Installation, and Virtual Production. Adding…
  • Ed Warren & CHAUVET Professional Bring Flower Power to The Lottery Winners
    It is close to impossible to improve on the power a flower must give rise to warm feelings and good thoughts, but Ed Warren managed to do just that when he lit The Lottery Winners’ recent homecoming show. The “flowers” that this well-known lighting designer planted on stage at the iconic 02 Apollo Manchester might…
  • Brentwood Baptist Church Chooses KLANG:konductor as the Capstone of its Sanctuary Modernization
    KLANG’s flagship IEM mixing system addresses every one of several unique audio challenges for the church’s extensive systems upgrade, and its interface with the monitor console reflects the brand’s near-seamless universal connectivity. Brentwood Baptist Church was officially constituted on Easter Sunday of 1969 in the Nashville suburb of Brentwood, Tennessee. In the past half a…
  • Steve Mccracken and Mac-Events Rock Callum Beattie With ChamSys MagicQ MQ500M Stadium Console
    Where does chart-topping Scottish singer-songwriter Callum Beattie draw his inspiration from? One music critic put it this way: “Throw some Springsteen, Dylan and Oasis into the blender and you wouldn’t be far off.” That’s a pretty heady mix, but the artist from Edinburgh has more than lived up to these high expectation since bursting on…
  • Hippotizer is pixel perfect for data-heavy ‘Your Songs’ TV special
    British group Take That joined a host of German and international popstars who performed on Germany’s ‘Your Songs’ TV show recently, each with their own large LED screen visual backdrop driven by Green Hippo Hippotizer Boreal+ MK2 Media Servers. Billed as a celebration of popular music, Your Songs sees well-known artists sing one of their…
  • Robe iFORTE Brings Home a 2024 Parnelli Award
    The Robe Lighting iFORTE® luminaire – currently its most powerful LED innovation – has won a coveted Parnelli Award for Indispensable Lighting Technology. The 2024 Parnelli Awards – organized by Timeless Communications Corp., publishers of PLSN and FOH magazines – were presented at a gala event staged during the 2024 NAMM (National Association of Music…
  • Brompton Technology helps d&b audiotechnik create ultra-realistic immersive demo in Japan
    Developed as a toolkit to create natural, harmonious, enveloping, and emotionally engaging listening experiences for rooms of all sizes, from small live music venues to large-scale halls, d&b Soundscape has undergone international tours, and has featured in world-renowned musicals, festivals, and concerts. Most recently, the technology was showcased at Japan’s 2023 Inter BEE tradeshow, integrating…
  • Circus Knie Creates Magic With CHAUVET Professional
    A circus is magic. How else to explain how, in a single afternoon, it can turn even the most serious adult into a child, eyes wide open with wonder, marveling at acts that turn reality on its head. Circus Knie, one of Europe’s oldest and among the world’s most famous circuses has been turning out…
  • Naostage announces immersive, hands-on experience for ISE 2024
    An interactive live show will draw on the power of Naostage’s award-winning tracking solution, K SYSTEM, to put visitors to stand 5D750 at the centre of the experience. Naostage, a forward-thinking, engineering-led start-up that designs, develops and manufacturers tracking systems dedicated to AV on stage, will welcome ISE 2024 attendees to an immersive and interactive…
  • grandMA3 Running Spectacular Maiden’s Tower Installation in Istanbul
    Lighting designer Martin Kuhn tapped into the power and reliability of a grandMA3 replay unit to run a spectacular permanent show that he designed for Istanbul’s iconic Maiden’s Tower. The landmark stands on a tiny islet at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus strait, 300 metres from the coast of Üsküdar in Istanbul, Turkey, and…
  • DiGiCo Announces Pulse Software Updates for Quantum338, Quantum338T, and Quantum225 Consoles.
    Quantum7 and Quantum5 will also benefit from system upgrades in April. Continually striving to make good things even better, DiGiCo proudly announces that it will soon be offering second-generation software updates for its popular Quantum338, Quantum338T, and Quantum225 mixing consoles. Available in April for a nominal fee, the Mk 2 software packages, known as Pulse,…
  • DiGiCo Introduces Fourier Interface Card
    New card brings VST3 software plugins to DiGiCo’s Quantum and SD-Range desks via a direct Dante connection, including on consoles without DMI card slots NAMM Show stand 17901, LVCC North Hall, Level 2 – January 25, 2024 – Following on from the recent news that DiGiCo has acquired Fourier Audio and partnered with the brand…
  • Meyer Sound Marks 45 Years of Innovation With a Bold New Logo and a Reaffirmed Investment in the Future of Sound
    Meyer Sound, a pioneer in professional audio since its founding in 1979, celebrates 45 years of innovation with a new logo that underscores its commitment to the future of sound. This rebranding initiative highlights Meyer Sound’s continuous dedication to pushing boundaries, advancing technologies, and shaping the industry for the next generation. A Legacy of InnovationMeyer…
  • NEXO helps to tell the story of the historic Dôme des Invalides
    At a height of 107 metres, the Dôme des Invalides is the tallest church building in Paris and a shrine of some of France’s leading military figures, most notably the tomb of Napoleon. Built during the reign of Louis XIV in the 17th century, the stunning architecture of this iconic building with its six chapels…
  • Julie Basse Makes History and Imagination Come Alive in Hair with CHAUVET Professional
    The 1960s saw many wild, wonderful and colorful transformations, but the modern moving light that would one day lead to the reimagination of stage design was not one of them. That creative breakthrough was still a decade away when “Hair,” the Tony-winning counter culture musical from James Rado and Gerome Ragni, made its Broadway debut…
  • PROLIGHTS lights up Italia’s Got Talent 13
    The 13th edition of “Italia’s Got Talent”, the famous Italian television talent show, was lit up by PROLIGHTS products. Broadcasted for the first time in Europe on the Disney+ streaming platform, the series relied on AMG International s.r.l. for stage lighting. The lighting setup, consisting of 113 PROLIGHTS products, included SmartBat Plus, HaluPix, and VersaPar.…
  • KLANG brings a touch of ‘musicality’ to the new West-End show The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical
    Based on Audrey Niffenegger’s bestselling 2003 novel that captivated millions worldwide, a new musical adaptation of ‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’ love story recently premiered at London’s Apollo Theatre in the West End, showcasing an original score by global superstar Joss Stone and multi-Grammy Award winner Dave Stewart. Sound Designer Richard Brooker and Associate Sound Designer…
  • Meyer Sound Delivers Otherworldly Audio for Stranger Things: The First Shadow in London’s West End
    2100-LFC Debuts at the Iconic Phoenix Theatre. In a cutting-edge fusion of sound technology and storytelling, Meyer Sound ULTRA-X family loudspeakers and 2100-LFC™ low-frequency control elements play a pivotal role in bringing the immersive sonic landscape of Stranger Things: The First Shadow to life at the iconic Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End. The prequel…
  • GLP impression X5 wash adopted by leading theatre lighting designers
    Paule Constable, Tim Lutkin and Paul Pyant all specify the powerful new impression X5 platform. Two of the theatre world’s leading creative lighting designers, Paule Constable and Tim Lutkin, have both become early adopters of GLP’s new impression X5 platform—believing the powerful fixture to be a perfect solution for theatre designers, and setting the standard…
  • Fresh Entertainment: Gibraltar’s premier AV company chooses Elation lighting
    Fresh Entertainment, Gibraltar’s sole professional audiovisual company, stands at the forefront of the entertainment and installation industry in this small British territory. With an impressive track record dating back to 2005, Fresh Entertainment has become synonymous with high quality events and cutting-edge technology, a reputation further enhanced through an enduring collaboration with Elation lighting. Fresh…
  • A Powerful & Imaginative LDI for Robe
    Robe enjoyed the buoyance of a busy year in North America at the 2023 LDI Conference and Tradeshow inside the new West Hall at Las Vegas Convention Center. The ActionThe Czech moving light and LED manufacturer capitalized on the confidence and positivity of the market, as well as the strategic importance of the United States,…
  • Claypaky Volero Waves and Mythos 2 Light Up Deathpact at Brooklyn Steel
    When mysterious electronic music producer and artist Deathpact played Brooklyn Steel post-Labor Day, Lighting Designer Christian Jackson chose 24 Claypaky Volero Waves and eight Mythos 2 fixtures for a show tailored to the venue. Deathpact uses a design template for their headlining tour shows, which is customized for different stage configurations at various venues across…
  • Ayrton Zonda 9 FX fixtures enhance high energy home games for the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins
    Pittsburgh Penguins fans are enjoying an even more dynamic game experience this season with the installation of Ayrton Zonda 9 FX LED moving head washes beneath the new scoreboard at the PPG Paints Arena. ACT Entertainment is the exclusive distributor of Ayrton lighting in North America. Kevin Hogan, the Lighting Designer and Programmer for the…
  • GREEN-GO enables full IP integration at Theatre National de Bruxelles
    The historic Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles has upgraded its digital communications to a GREEN-GO system as part of a wider investment in its AV and IP infrastructure. GREEN-GO distributor Luc Buytaert, Manager of the Technical Department at Audio Visual Lighting bv was approached by the theatre and Riva Audio AudioVisual Solutions to design and specify a…
  • Hayden Borgars Brings Lighting Musicality to Creeper Tour with CHAUVET Professional
    Hayden Borgars says that he’s always tended to view the lighting fixtures in his rig as musical instruments, not merely illuminating with them, but also “playing” them in ways that flow with the sound of his clients. On the just-completed Sacred Blasphemy UK tour by Creeper, Borgars demonstrated his virtuosity on the CHAUVET Professional Color…
  • Seamless Looks for Gryffin By Julien Reux With CHAUVET Professional and 4Wall
    Even those who might be a little leery about attending an EDM or rave show would probably walk away from a Gryffin concert impressed by what they just heard and saw. Praised by one critic for creating “EDM For Everyone,” the uber-talented California artist captivates fans of many stripes with the sheer brilliance of his…
  • Deal for Robe ESPRITES at Atlantic Studios in Cape Town
    Atlantic Studios, Cape Town, South Africa, is a cutting-edge multi-stage film and television production facility and a bustling hub of creative activity serving the Western Cape and far beyond. One of its current productions (produced by HBC Broadcasting Solutions) is the South African edition of Deal or No Deal (DoND), the popular risk-taking gameshow where…
  • Proteus Excalibur and Proteus Maximus shape the look and feel of Wacken Open Air 2023
    Jerry Appelt creates classic Wacken lighting architecture on the “Holy Ground” with weatherproof moving lights. As many know, real Wacken fans don’t let the weather stop them. It’s not for nothing that ‘rain or shine’ is the rallying cry of party-loving metal fans who travel to northern Germany from all corners of the world for…
  • SIS Partners with Singular.live to Revolutionise Live Betting Industry
    Singular.live, the pioneer of revolutionary web-based technology for live graphic overlays, proudly announces a game-changing partnership with SIS (Sports Information Services), the leading multi-channel supplier of 24/7 live betting services. SIS has successfully scaled its operations and enhanced its on-screen graphics packages by embracing the Singular.live platform. In doing so, SIS was able to recreate…
  • Sounding Out Festive Experiences
    Manchester-based sound design specialists and audiologists tube uk are supplying audio systems to eight popular Christmas trails throughout the UK and one in Germany this season – totalling an impressive 168 individual sound systems, consuming 1,681 loudspeakers! Working closely with the production team from Culture Creative, a worldwide leader in creating trail experiences and numerous…
  • LiGHT23 A Big Success for Anolis
    The LiGHT23 expo, staged in London for the second year, stepped up several levels according to the team from specialist architectural LED lighting brand Anolis, which showcased its three current main product lines – Calumma, Ambiane and Eminere – at the lively and buzzing two-day event in Islington’s Business Design Centre. The show, which launched…
  • John Garberson Opens Doors at Desert Sky Music Festival with CHAUVET Professional
    At times it seemed that everything that could go wrong would go wrong at the one-day Desert Sky Music Festival. Not only did rain delay the 2pm start of the first act by over 30-minutes, but once the music started playing, bumps in the road kept threatening to derail the best-laid plans. “The event gods…
  • Meyer Sound Announces Additions to Key Customer-Facing Roles
    Meyer Sound has added three seasoned members to the Technical Support and Service teams in recent months. Charlie Albin has been hired as the Technical Support Specialist, UK, Arve Gotfredsen is the Technical Support Specialist, Northern Europe, and Matt Salerno has rejoined the company as the Service Manager, Worldwide. “Supporting our customers quickly and effectively…
  • PROLIGHTS Shines Bright at Fanuc’s Inauguration in France
    PROLIGHTS products illuminated the inauguration of Fanuc’s new headquarters in France. The globally recognized leader in robotics chose to mark the grand opening of its new location in Lisses, France, with an exclusive event that showcased cutting-edge technology, accompanied by live music and entertainment for a select audience of 2000 guests. The lighting setup was…
  • Alligatoah’s ‘Retour’ continues with GLP
    Christoph Schneider creates a dystopian scenery in three acts with JDC1, JDC Line 1000 and impression X5 Wash for the German rap phenomenon. The artist Alligatoah is not easy to pin down. He nonchalantly marries rap with catchy pop melodies, slips into ever-changing personae and has been delighting large audiences for years with his unique…
  • Ayrton Zonda 9 throws a light on Suspekt at Parken Stadium, Copenhagen
    Legendary dark and intense Danish hip hop band, Suspekt, appeared in a one-off date at Copenhagen’s 47,000 capacity National Parken Stadium in September. Suspekt is renowned for playing with cool lighting effects and Ayrton was delighted that its Zonda 9 fixtures were chosen for the dramatic lighting system that included 168 Zonda 9 Wash and…
  • dbnAudile lights The Warehouse Project with versatile Proteus Rayzor Blade
    Manchester-based dbnAudile has served as event technology providers for The Warehouse Project ever since the series of popular club nights debuted in 2006. This year, seeking a new linear lighting effect that could do more while ensuring operation in wet conditions, the company turned to Elation’s versatile PROTEUS RAYZOR BLADE. The Warehouse Project, which runs…
  • Zurich Open Air Festival’s Many Looks with CHAUVET Professional and FeedBack Show System & Service
    Except for some single-minded fans of genres like opera, or baroque chamber ensembles, it’s impossible for any music lovers of any stripe to attend the Zurich Open Air Festival and not find multiple performances to love. A musical melting pot, the three-day festival held in suburban Glattbrugg, features artists from an incredible array of genres,…
  • Ready for the future; GLP promises world premiere at the LDI Show 2023
    GLP’s spaceship takes off and is set to redefine show lighting. Between December 3-5, the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center will again be transformed into the centre of the live events industry. GLP – German Light Products will showcase its innovative portfolio in a future-oriented design, on stand #194. The company invites…
  • “It’s been a phenomenal year!” Brompton Technology secures AV Awards ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ award amidst torrent of industry accolades
    Brompton Technology, renowned as a pioneering force in LED video processing, has celebrated a remarkable year marked by an array of significant commercial achievements and groundbreaking innovations. Last Friday, against the backdrop of the Evolution London venue and surrounded by its industry peers, and following an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering, Science &…
  • Hippotizer Nevis+ drives multiple screens for Colombian reality show
    tvONE’s Green Hippo brand of Hippotizer Media Servers have been installed at Colombia’s Caracol Televisión studios as part of a set upgrade for the popular singing competition Yo me Llamo (My Name Is). The network is one of the biggest clients for AV equipment supplier and production design company Visual in Motion, which regularly deploys…
  • Kaija Koo Rocks Helsinki Stadium with grandMA3
    Finnish singer Kaija Koo celebrates an impressive 40-year career as one of the country’s most popular artists, and anniversary activities have included staging a massive show at Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium. The high-profile one-off event featured an elegant and eye-catching production design evolved by the combined talents of Ari Levelä (set & video) and Pekka Martti…
  • LIT Lighting installs Ayrton, MA, MDG and RapcoHorizon gear in Footprint Center for the Phoenix Suns
    LIT Lighting in Tempe, Arizona recently specified, designed, sold and installed new lighting and production equipment in the Footprint Center, home arena of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury. The installation, which comprised a new entertainment lighting solution, included Ayrton, MA Lighting, MDG and RapcoHorizon brands, all exclusively distributed in North America by…
  • CHAUVET Professional Reaches Across Worlds at LDI
    Creativity is set free when it reaches the edges of the physical world. This spirit is at the heart of CHAUVET Professional’s LDI booth (1261), which is dedicated to the goal of converging physical and digital worlds. Designed by Studio Lab, the booth utilizes disguise, Unreal Engine and other emerging virtual production technologies to celebrate…
  • Rock me Amadeus: PROLIGHTS Astra Wash illuminate the Falco Musical in Vienna
    For its global premiere on the stage of Vienna’s Ronacher Theater, the musical “Rock me Amadeus – The Falco Musical” was brilliantly illuminated using PROLIGHTS’ Astra Wash. This musical, replete with evocative scenes, intricate choreography, and dazzling costumes, demanded an extraordinary lighting setup to properly showcase the spectacle and celebrate the life of the musician…
  • Meyer Sound PANTHER Gets Personal on John Mayer Solo Acoustic Tour
    UltraSound System Brings Close-up Intimacy to Every Seat in the Arena. Gifted with an emotive voice and extraordinary guitar skills, and drawing on a deep repertoire of chart-topping songs, John Mayer is one of the rare artists able to fill “A level” arenas as a true solo act. The rousing success of his recently concluded…
  • Chauvet France to Distribute ChamSys in France
    Since its founding in 2003, ChamSys has taken great pride in the ability of its cutting-edge software and hardware control solutions to adapt to the myriad and always-evolving needs of lighting programmers and designers. Hence, the company’s name, which is derived from the supremely adaptive chameleon. It is in this spirit that the company has…
  • Seriously Magical New Tech for Robe at LDI!
    Robe launches four outstanding new products on Booth 911A at the 2023 LDI expo in Las Vegas next week – the iT12 ProfileTM, the T32 CycTM, and two new variants of the cool and successful PATT series of scenic illumination, the HolyPATTTM and the MolyPATTTM. Additionally, shown for the first time at an expo in…
  • Lighting through beer crates: tight budget tour with an exclusive floor package from GLP
    Lighting designer Jonas König uses impression X5 Compact, impression X5 Bar 1000 and X-PAR 12Z. The genre-defying rock-pop-punk band ENGST is continuing along its successful, upward trajectory. The new album “Irgendwas ist immer” (“There is always something”) is selling fast and the tour starting in November, through Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is already largely sold…
  • The Need for Robe Speed at iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina
    ‘The Need for Speed’ – the ability to work fast and sometimes furiously – “is imperative” explains lighting designer Tom Kenny referring to the 2023 iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina event staged at the Kaseya Arena in Miami, Florida, in conjunction with LPS Production. This year, Tom worked his creative magic with the help of a large…
  • Explore the latest in Obsidian lighting control innovation at LDI 2023
    Lighting designers, programmers and operators have increasingly discovered the benefits of Obsidian’s accessible and intuitive lighting control brand and are invited to explore the latest innovations December 3-5 at Booth #1342 at the 2023 LDI tradeshow in Las Vegas. Visitors to LDI will have a chance to demo both hardware and PC systems, including the…
  • NicLen expands its inventory with Astra Hybrid330
    NicLen has expanded its rental park by acquiring the Astra Hybrid330. Provided by Lightpower, PROLIGHTS distributor in Germany, this hybrid LED moving head offers a versatile range of applications and effects, establishing itself as the latest multifunctional moving head of choice for the German rental company. Jörg Stöppler, CEO of NicLen, shared his perspective on…
  • zactrack for Guys and Dolls
    A zactrack PRO system is integrated with the lighting and sound control for Nicholas Hytner’s highly acclaimed stage production of Guys and Dolls, currently running at the Bridge Theatre in London. Bunny Christie’s innovative staging concept and Paule Constable’s provocative lighting has transformed the theatre’s auditorium into a promenade environment, complete with 14 stage lifts…
  • Robe is Hot at Medusa Festival
    Spain’s Medusa festival offers a sizzling DJ line up from all around the world embracing a lively mix of dance genres in a fantastic seaside location at Cullera beach in Valencia by the mouth of the Jucar River. The 2023 event was enjoyed by over 250,000 people across 6 days of sun, smiles and superlative…
  • HydraPanels Highlight Versuni Awards Commercial
    Ryan Schaminee is a Netherlands-based freelance gaffer and lighting board operator who also works internationally on a wide variety of commercial, television and some film projects … utilising various Astera products almost every day. He finds the Astera ranges reliable, highly flexible and appreciates the great quality of light, all attributes that assist him in…
  • EMG Takes a Sustainable Leap Forward with its First Electric 19T Tender Vehicle
    EMG, Europe’s leading broadcast service provider, today announced a significant step in its commitment to sustainability by signing an order with Volvo for its first fully electric 19T rigid tender vehicle. This pioneering initiative, marks EMG as the first OB provider to announce the adoption of electric trucks into its fleet with the vehicle being…
  • Andrew Liddle lights New Order European Tour with Elation Excalibur
    Andrew Liddle, the longstanding designer for New Order since the band’s emergence from Joy Division in the early ’80s, turned to Elation’s powerful Proteus Excalibur narrow-beam moving head to create stunning, laser-complementary lighting on the band’s recent tour across mainland Europe and the UK. Recognized as one of the most influential bands of its era,…
  • Poupet Festival on the right tracks thanks to Naostage
    Naostage has already been booked for next summer after helping Festival de Poupet cut costs with K SYSTEM, which enables the automatic tracking of performers for seamlessly automated AVL effects. K SYSTEM, the world’s first automatic, beaconless 3D tracking system for live experiences, earned rave reviews from performers, technical staff and visitors alike this summer…
  • Robe Has Big Presence at Lollapalooza Berlin
    The 2023 Lollapalooza Berlin event at Olympiapark in the heart of the city was notable for a sizzling artist lineup as well as being a major Robe moving light installation, with almost 500 Robe fixtures – over 75 on the Alternative Stage, over 125 on Main Stage North and over 250 on Main Stage South,…
  • Prolights products on the top of Europe
    PROLIGHTS products took part in the new interactive installation “Top of Europe” at the Jungfraujoch railway station, the highest in Europe, perched at 3454 meters above sea level. Tasked by Jungfrau Railways, Jungfraubahn Holding AG, the installation aims to make the station more engaging for travelers. iart handled the installation planning and lighting design, with…
  • Summer Well festival brought to life by over 300 GLP fixtures
    JDC1 and JDC Line 1000 dominate popular three-day event in Bucharest. One of Romania’s most popular festivals, the three-day Summer Well event, recently celebrated its 12th edition in spectacular style. Promoted by SC Livada Advertising, and held annually on a picturesque 24-hectare meadow and forest site outside Bucharest, Summer Well peaked last year when Arctic…
  • Elation to empower the creative spirit @ LDI 2023
    New solutions in Proteus, Fuze and KL series aim to redefine industry standards and inspire designers to dream big. Elation will continue to push the boundaries in entertainment lighting at the upcoming LDI tradeshow in Las Vegas with a string of premiere product launches designed to empower the creative spirit. Lighting professionals are invited to…
  • Robe Lighting France to Distribute Avolites in France
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