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28 July 2014

Robe for Lebanon's Beiteddine Art Festival

Robe for Lebanon's Beiteddine Art FestivalLebanon - An all Robe moving light rig was specified for the 2014 Beiteddine Art Festival in Lebanon - a vibrant, high profile annual summer music and cultural event with an all-star line-up of local and international ... More >>

Clay Paky lights the skies during Tour de France opening

Clay Paky lights the skies during Tour de France openingUK - Lighting designer James Bawn specified the strong beam of the Clay Paky Sharpy to crown his colourful lighting design for Kirklees' Arqiva Tower, known locally as the Emley Mast, during the opening of the Tour de ... More >>

Nexo updates Stade Olympique in Lausanne

Nexo updates Stade Olympique in LausanneSwitzerland - Nexo has installed its popular Geo S12 line array modules into the 15,700-capacity Stade Olympique de la Pontaise in Lausanne. This is part of a recent run of stadium installs that also includes the ... More >>

XL Video on the road with DesignScene and Volvo

XL Video on the road with DesignScene and VolvoUK - Working with marketing agency Arnold KLP and creative production agency DesignScene, XL Video have supplied an LED video wall for the Volvo V40 promotional roadshow currently being shown in some of the UK's ... More >>

JoeCo celebrates new home

JoeCo celebrates new homeUK - BlackBox Recorder manufacturer JoeCo is celebrating the opening of new offices at its Cambridge headquarters. The new building incorporates office and meeting space, production and workshop facilities, as well as ... More >>

Sage Gateshead upgrades with RCF

iLive selected by Chinese arts centre

Robe is a ParFect Solution for Španski Borci

Bernard Lavilliers lit by Clay Paky Sharpys

Energy-Efficient Elation lighting for Baton Rouge Church

W-DMX and Visions Lighting storm Coachella

GS-R24 installed in Chairworks Studios

Kasabian countdown at Victoria Park

Seattle University upgrades Student Centre AV

Calibre scalers in German school awards ceremony

Moment Factory creates Foresta Lumina

Martin Professional in fast lane at Detroit Motor Show

Martin Audio appoints new MD

Powersoft tours Asia with Sound School training courses

Guil promotes key products via new websites

Rubber Box products in action for Tour De France

Arto puts Nexo STM centre stage in Belgium

Café Placzek goes minimalist with Audica Professional

St. Madeleine Sophie church upgrades with Community

Recks Audio lighthouse broadcast with Roland

PWS at the annual Premios Juventud awards show

Phoenix TV relies on Lawo equipment

Kate Connolly joins uTRAC

Robe Pointes on fire with the Rolling Stones

Meyer at The Crossing Church in Las Vegas

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22 July 2014

Penn Elcom partners with Entertainment Workshops charity

Penn Elcom partners with Entertainment Workshops charityUK - Penn Elcom, manufacturer of flight case hardware, speaker cabinet hardware and 19-inch racking solutions, alongside sibling brands, Pro Audio Stash and CLD Distribution, has signed a partnership with industry ... More >>

23 July 2014

Adlib gets into Summertime at Wembley

Adlib gets into Summertime at WembleyUK - For the fourth year running Adlib supplied audio crew & equipment for Capital FM's Summertime Ball phenomenon staged at Wembley Stadium, London. The line-up of A-List artists included David Guetta, Ellie ... More >>

22 July 2014

ETC Sensor control reaches high in London

ETC Sensor control reaches high in LondonUK - ETC's UK dealers have now installed over 28,000 Sensor power control channels across central London, making ETC the most popular choice in the capital. If all the modules were stacked on top of one another, they ... More >>

22 July 2014

Outline spreads the Pope's message to 250,000

Outline spreads the Pope's message to 250,000Italy - Outline Butterfly and Mantas loudspeaker systems amplified the voice of Pope Francis on the occasion of the Holy Mass celebrated on the Plain of Sibari before a crowd of 250,000 worshippers. A stage 50m by 25m ... More >>

22 July 2014

PRG Nocturne expands UK operation

PRG Nocturne expands UK operationUK - PRG Nocturne which provides LED video and projection support to the concert touring, festival, and corporate event markets, has expanded its operations in the UK. "We are now heading into our fourth year with ... More >>

22 July 2014

B-EYE is star pupil on London Grammar tour

B-EYE is star pupil on London Grammar tourUK - Lighting designer Steven Bewley is using a primarily Clay Paky rig to light renowned trip-hop trio London Grammar during the band's current UK tour. The delicate lighting design created by the Newcastle-based ... More >>

18 July 2014

Behind the Scenes UK launch set for PLASA London

Behind the Scenes UK launch set for PLASA LondonUK - The PLASA Foundation has announced the formation of Behind the Scenes UK to provide financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals, or their immediate family, who are seriously ill or injured. ... More >>

22 July 2014

Le Mark girls triumph at Race For Life

Le Mark girls triumph at Race For LifeUK - Smashing their initial target by over 1000% and then beating their increased target by over 20%, the girls at Le Mark did an amazing job at Race For Life on Sunday 20 July in Cambridge. The first of the girls ... More >>

22 July 2014

Capital and MLA continue Hyde Park sound evolution

Capital and MLA continue Hyde Park sound evolutionUK - Proving last year that London's controversial Hyde Park festival site could be protected from noise leakage into the surrounding neighbourhood by deploying Martin Audio's MLA technology, promoters AEG Live ... More >>

22 July 2014

The Week in Lighting & Sound

The Week in Lighting & SoundFuture-proof Theatre - The Chichister Festival, one of the largest theatres in southern England has officially reopened after a £22m revamp. The first play in the main 1,300-seat auditorium is a new production ... More >>

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24 July 2014

Martin Audio appoints new MD

Martin Audio appoints new MDUK - Martin Audio has appointed a new managing director, Luke Ireland, with immediate effect. An experienced business leader for a number of global businesses, with a passion for technology and music, Luke Ireland's ... More >>

Kate Connolly joins uTRAC

Kate Connolly joins uTRACUK / Ireland - uTRAC has bolstered its drive to become the go-to workforce management application for events with the appointment of Kate Connolly as director. In her previous roles as a consultant at Deloitte and a ... More >>

22 July 2014

Mitch Mortenson joins Cadac US

Mitch Mortenson joins Cadac USUK - Cadac Audio US and Canada has secured premises for its sales, distribution and service operations in Hoboken NJ. The new premises, looking out across the Manhattan skyline, will house Cadac's new North American ... More >>

PRG Nocturne expands UK operation

PRG Nocturne expands UK operationUK - PRG Nocturne which provides LED video and projection support to the concert touring, festival, and corporate event markets, has expanded its operations in the UK. "We are now heading into our fourth year with ... More >>

21 July 2014

Sennheiser UK sub distribution changes structure

Sennheiser UK sub distribution changes structureUK - As a direct result of an increase in business and market share within its sub distribution network, Sennheiser UK has announced a significant change to its sub distribution model in the UK. "The growth we are ... More >>

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"Chromlech, the French manufacturer behind innovative LED lighting products such as Jarag and Elidy, has gone out of business with the loss of 14 jobs. The story of the company's failure is a case study of the prevailing copy culture, and a cautionary tale for our manufacturing industry."

Copy culture claims another victim (Industry News)

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Yesterday's News - 20 Years Ago20 Years Ago . . . LSi July 1994

"PLASA Members had responded angrily to LSi's reporting of AVAB's resurfacing in Sweden as AVAB Niethammer, following the bankruptcy of the original company, AVAB AB, and the associated Emil Niethammer operation in Germany. A number of UK companies had been owed money by one or both operations at the point of their closure, and little information was provided by either of the receivers involved. A great deal of the money involved related to AVAB AB's re-equipping of the Gothenburg Opera House. "

Yesterday's News - 10 Years Ago10 Years Ago . . . LSi July 2004

"Lead news this month was the merger of PRG and VLPS (Vari-Lite Production Services). The resulting company would operate as PRG Lighting, PRG Audio and PRG Scenic Technologies. Jere Harris, who was to take on the role of chairman and CEO of the new company, said that PRG was "bringing stability, resources and a stronger business orientation to an industry that is highly fragmented and under-capitalised." Rusty Brutsché of VLPS would become vice-chairman and Chief Technology Officer of the new company. "

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Phil WardThis month: FIFA Las Vegas!

". . . the inclusion of a UK console (Allen & Heath's GLD-80) at the centre of renovations to Rio's iconic Maracana stadium is the nearest that anything English is going to get to the venue for the tournament's final."

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Classic GearThis month: The Splicing Block

"If you want a test for which once-indispensable tools are now obsolete, just try them out on a current technical theatre student: 'Stencils' to a lighting student will get a dismissive look as they turn back to their VectorWorks Student Edition. Present a sound student with a splicing block and you might just get a bemused expression as they try to figure out exactly what it actually is . . ."

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Crew CutsThis month: Lighting Designer, Tom Campbell

"I was extremely lucky that my secondary school had a pretty good lighting rig in their theatre - four MAC 500s and a lot of generic fixtures. I quickly realised, not only that I enjoyed doing it, but that I could miss lessons if I helped out on school productions."

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EvernoteThis month: Boris (and other) Bikes

"Bike sharing actually pre-dates the technology. Way back in 1965 a group in the Netherlands left free white bicycles scattered around a town, free for anyone to use. They quickly vanished . . . a sad reflection on human nature that free tends to be abused."

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Second FixThis month: No Substitute

"It's astonishing the number of people who criticise, for example, a truss being slung in a way they haven't seen before, believing the way they learned to be the only way . . ."

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Richard CadenaThis month: Wireless Video on a Budget

"The documentation says to use Bash or Python - both of which are programming languages - but it doesn't tell you how to do it!"


QandAThis month: Lee Baldock talks to production designer, creative director and principal of Rockart Design, Nicoline Refsing . . .

"I love the music side, and what comes with that is the whole process of loading something in in a very short space of time, and loading it all out again. I love that challenge - producing all of the parts, working out what's possible."

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ReadiPix Db1: A Glimpse of the Future?

"It immediately seems packed with possibilities. Concert lighting, of course, patterns of light moving in the air. But also as a tool for stage or film lighting, perhaps genuinely providing the tool to fulfil the promise of being able to paint a stage with light, still or animated."

In an LSi exclusive, Rob Halliday reports on the iPix Db1 - "a glimpse of the future of lighting" . . .

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PLASA Awards: Passing JudgementLighting designer Ben M Rogers was one of the judges in this year's PLASA Awards for Innovation. Here he shares his thoughts on the products that caught his attention and what they tell us about the future . . .

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