Australia - Lexair Entertainment has announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Elation Professional for Australia and New Zealand. Alex Mair, managing director of Lexair ... More >>
UK - To continue its dedication to supporting the lighting and stage technology markets in the Middle East, ETC is introducing Darren Beckley as its new regional manager for the area. He brings to ETC many years of ... More >>
Germany Rock band KARAT's recent acoustic tour featured an old school rock and roll floor package lighting design by LD Michael Kiefert programmed on the latest addition to the Philips Strand Lighting line of ... More >>
Namibia - The first dot2 XL-F lighting console has recently entered Namibia, a new investment by leading full production solution and rental company, dB Audio Namibia, based in capital Windhoek. The company is active ... More >>
The Netherlands - A.C. Entertainment Technologies (AC-ET) will be showcasing a selection of the very latest products available from their vast portfolio of over 200 marques and five specialist sales divisions - on ... More >>
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"Our aim is to bring this incredible system back to artists and audiences, who now have
a genuine alternative to the line array systems that they have become so accustomed to hearing."
Brandon Knight talks to Phil Ward about a Formidable new take on an old pro audio system (Flashlight Returns)
Opening before a sellout crowd at the 15,000-seat Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Ricky Martin's Mexican tour featured 105 Nexus 4x4 LED panels and 36 Next NXT-1 moving panels in its rig, along with other CHAUVET Professional fixtures, including four Vesuvio RGBA LED fog machines and two Amhaze II foggers. There is no room in a Ricky Martin performance for anything that?s less than intense, which is why Manager and Creative Producer Veikko Fuhrmann of Motion Music, Lighting Designer Richard Neville, Lighting Director Churry Lafuente and Video Designer Alex Grierson built the lightshow for the superstar?s Mexican One World Tour around pixel mapped Nexus 4x4 and Next NXT-1 panels from CHAUVET Professional. Monterrey-based rental company Audio Systems del Norte, SA de CV supplied the gear.
20 Years Ago . . . LSi January 1996
"The big screen dominating the Mark Fisher-designed stage set at the Big Twix Mix concert at Birmingham's NEC featured on our cover this month, carrying an image of the show's headline act, David Bowie."
10 Years Ago . . . LSi January 2006
"Robe lighting had taken direct control of its UK operation, with David Srba, Robe's former head of marketing, named as the company's managing director, our lead news item reported this month."
This month: Tonight at Noon
"Suddenly, as the stream cache allowed, the audio arrived: only at that moment, with a revelatory vividness akin to waking up after heart surgery, was there a sense of real presence, a feeling of empirical affirmation. It needed the sound to live."
This month: grandMA
"Can it really be 18 years since the grandMA appeared in our lives? Memory suggests not, but memory turns out to be fallible: the web shows a debut in 1997, though a preview brochure carrying the same year does concede 'available from summer 1998'"
This month: LD & desk op Mark Wynn-Edwards
"Since doing this last time, back in May 2009, I have been very busy. I have spent the past four years doing a world tour of stadiums and arenas with Jamiroquai, then straight on to mini-world-tour with Lamb for a year."
This month: Parcel Brokers
"Shop around for the best price has always been good advice, and one of the (many) remarkable things about the internet is that there seem to be operations willing to do the shopping around for you. . . ."
This month: Wire Rope Terminations
"If a rigger decides on the method of termination, the rigger would be termed the designer and a designer has duties in several pieces of legislation."
This month: Chamsys MagicHD Media Server
"We're experiencing a renaissance and it's gaining momentum as we enter the age of the Internet of Things: soon, everything will have an IP address and will reside on a network, and that will change things even more . . ."
This month: Julie Harper talks to lighting designer & programmer Benoit Richard . . .
"I understood the complexity of progressive music - different time signatures, multi-layering of instruments and how to transition on soloists from every point."