30 March 2015

Clay Paky opens technical service centre in Dubai

Clay Paky opens technical service centre in DubaiUAE - Clay Paky has recently opened a technical service centre in Dubai in order to provide all Clay Paky customers in Gulf countries with support and assistance. The office is manned by specialized professional technicians, under the guidance of Gordon Carr, who has recently obtained a certificate from Clay Paky for attending an intensive specialization course in Clay Paky product support. The technicians can travel through the Gulf Area and provide assistance at the customer's request for Clay Paky products both under and out of ... More >>

Danley Sound Labs adds international distributors

Danley Sound Labs adds international distributorsUSA - Danley Sound Labs has appointed three master distributors: Danley Europe, headed by Marko Lönngren in Finland, Danley Asia, headed by Nicholas Loe in Singapore, and Danley Australia, headed by Steve Anderson in New South Wales. The master distributors provide Danley with the needed infrastructure to speed delivery, service, and support to all of its international customers. Danley will be at Musikmesse - Pro Light & Sound in Frankfurt, Germany, and (in addition to the usual trade show functions) will be seeking other international ... More >>

Robe Cyclones on Kaiser Chiefs tour

Robe Cyclones on Kaiser Chiefs tourUK - Four of Robe's Cyclone - LED wash light with an inbuilt DMX-controlled fan - fixtures were in action on the most recent gigs The Kaiser Chiefs, which were the final dates of a UK arena tour that saw the band ride high on the success of their fifth studio album Education, Education, Education & War. The stage visuality was a carefully crafted collaboration by show designer Rob Sinclair and lighting designer Ali Pike, both of whom have worked for the band since 2013. The four Cyclones were supplied to the tour by special ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Lawo looks to theatre sector

Prolight+Sound 2015: Lawo looks to theatre sectorGermany - Lawo will present IP-based audio, video and network solutions for theatre and live applications in Frankfurt (Hall 8.0 / Booth B50). On show will be numerous Lawo products natively equipped with SMPTE 2022 and Ravenna/AES67 demonstrated in a fully operational setup, including the new mc²36 console designed for live performance applications utilizing RAVENNA and MADI, as well as both V-line and A-line video and audio processing and routing devices. The new mc²36 is a Ravenna-based all-in-one mixing desk with a comprehensive ... More >>

S+H Glux LED screen on 10cc tour

S+H Glux LED screen on 10cc tourUK - Drapes, starcloth, LED and visual effects specialist S+H Technical Services recently supplied its 12 mm medium definition Glux LED screen to 10cc's recent UK tour, as specified by video and visuals designer Ian Holmes of Essex based XIVIX. The band, including original member Graham Gouldman, have achieved considerable commercial and creative success and acclaim in a career stretching back to the 1970s and have just completed the first leg of an ongoing tour. Ian provided the video concept and design working closely with current ... More >>

Behind the Scenes adds three to board of trustees

Behind the Scenes adds three to board of trusteesUK - Three new trustees have been appointed to industry charity Behind the Scenes UK, joining the board of trustees led by chairman John Simpson. Their combined expertise and reputation are set to help promote awareness of the charity within the industry as well as enabling greater representation across its different sectors. Sue Dunford is currently head of production for entertainment for ITV Studios UK, responsible for the delivery of over 1250 hours of television a year. Having started her career at the BBC, Sue worked in production ... More >>

W-DMX on Bangkok's Rama VIII Bridge

W-DMX on Bangkok's Rama VIII BridgeThailand - W-DMX by Wireless Solution recently played a starring role for one of Thailand's most visual celebrations - the King's Birthday. To celebrate, Bangkok created a month-long display of decorative lighting along the banks of the Chao Phraya River and along the Rama VIII Bridge. Time Code Light Sound of Bangkok worked with Wireless Solution to achieve the lighting on one of the most prominent displays. Thai people and tourists flocked to Bangkok to admire the beautiful light show this year, focused on seven parts along Chao ... More >>

Robe for Sono Centrum Brno

Robe for Sono Centrum BrnoCzech Republic - Sono Centrum in Brno, the Czech Republic's bustling second city, is the brainchild of local entrepreneur Jiri Stopl and is a vibrant live music club, a hotel and a cutting-edge restaurant all on the same site, bringing a new concept in entertainment and style to the city, the Czech Republic and indeed, central Europe. Stopl, who also owns the Sono Music Studio in Prague, is a big music aficionado and wanted to bring a fresh new venue onto the gig circuit. He decided the easiest way to do this was to build his own ... ... More >>

Entec collaborates on Suggs charity gala

Entec collaborates on Suggs charity galaUK - Entec was involved in a recent collaboration with The Gig Company as technical production partner for An Evening With Suggs and Friends, an intimate action-packed showcase staged in the Woolwich Suite at the Emirates Stadium which raised over £130,000 for Pancreatic Cancer UK. Hosted by Suggs and Stephen Kelly the gala dinner evening included an auction which was presented by Charles Hanson plus incendiary performances from Rudimental and Madness together with a house band comprising top session musicians. Entec took ... More >>

Deer Park PAC fawns over L-Acoustics system

Deer Park PAC fawns over L-Acoustics systemUSA - When Deer Park High School, in the eponymously named suburb of Houston, underwent a massive expansion during the last decade, it emerged as a true 21st-century educational centre including a 1,500-seat proscenium theatre - the Deer Park High School Performing Arts Centre - that allows the school to properly host ambitious theatrical productions and other events. Recently, the PAC underwent a significant audio/video systems retrofit, at the heart of which is an L-Acoustics Kiva line source array system. The new audio setup was ... More >>

Allen & Heath takes centre stage at SXSW

Allen & Heath takes centre stage at SXSWUSA - Allen & Heath digital systems were used at numerous venues hosting the SXSW Music Festival, one of the world's largest music conferences with 100+ music venues, held recently in Austin, Texas, USA. Most notably, GLD managed the entire sound reinforcement and sound streaming duties for the British Music Embassy held at Latitude 30, and the flagship iLive system managed live streaming at the Fader Fort. Dual GLD systems split via Dante were installed at the British Music Embassy, the hub of British Music at SXSW. The set up ... More >>

Nexus LED panels enhance Florida Festival

Nexus LED panels enhance Florida FestivalUSA - Everything about the Aura Music and Arts Festival in Live Oak, Florida, is fun, free spirited and ready to engage the senses in a myriad of ways. Held at the aptly named Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, which covers 800 acres lined with fragrant Spanish moss draped trees, the weekend-long gathering is a feast for the eyes with its art exhibits and stunning natural setting, as well as for the spirit with more than 20 yoga and healing classes. Tying this multi-dimensional festival together is a series of free-flowing musical ... More >>

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