1 July 2015

Another glorious Glastonbury for Robe

Another glorious Glastonbury for RobeUK - Glastonbury once again proved a major hit for Robe moving lights - over 600 of which were deployed on a multiplicity of stages site-wide, including Arcadia's giant spider spectacular show and legendary underground dance destination, Block 9. Lighting equipment for both these areas was delivered by Colour Sound Experiment, who joined several different rental companies involved in supplying Robe products, including the South West Group, which lit the trendy Park Stage and BBC Introducing showcasing lots of rising talent, and DPL who ... More >>

PSCo launches training academy

PSCo launches training academyUK - PSCo has launched the PSCo Training Academy, a new series of training courses designed to empower its customers to know more, and arm attendees with the skills to take advantage of the latest technologies. The first course completed in June was the Absen Certified Engineer (ACE) accreditation for rental partners. As the only Absen authorised training house in the UK, PSCo trained 32 live events customers over a two-day period on product features, application scenarios, control systems, maintenance and troubleshooting. On completion ... More >>

Nexo STM makes Swiss debut at Champéry festival

Nexo STM makes Swiss debut at Champéry festivalSwitzerland - Nwxo's STM Series modular line array is now available in Switzerland, as Martigny-based rental company Sonoval adds the new M28 compact line array system to its comprehensive Nexo inventory. Sonoval owners Valentin Jacquaz and Julien Stettler started the company in 2009, a full-service operation which provided complete stage services in the mountainous region of South / East Switzerland and quickly gained a strong customer follow-up in the developing stand-up and concert scene of the area. With the latest in rigging, ... More >>

Martin M-DMX and controller bundles now shipping

Martin M-DMX and controller bundles now shippingDenmark - Martin Professional reports that the Martin M-DMX is now shipping. The interface hardware is designed for connecting lighting software and DMX universes as well as several new controller solution bundles, including the M-PC 2U bundle and the LightJockey 2 and M-PC+ Controller kit. The Martin M-DMX is a rugged aluminium extruded device and is built with two XLR 5-pin DMX ports, a USB 2.0 Connection and a K-lock slot for securing the device. The interface also features a new stackable design, LED indicators and isolated dual ... More >>

The P.A. People & Clear Com on song for Baku games

The P.A. People & Clear Com on song for Baku games Azerbaijan - Delivering the world's largest ceremonies communication system for the Baku European Games this June, were Sydney's The P.A. People. "They have highly trained and knowledgeable personnel who know exactly how to get the most out of the systems," said Bob Boster, president of Clear-Com. A new addition to the global sports landscape, the European Games ran from 12-28 June in Baku, Azerbaijan. Sydney, Australia-based firm The P.A. People is a stalwart specialist in stadium audio installations and event communications. Examples ... More >>

Philips Selecon in re-design of immersive light installation

Philips Selecon in re-design of immersive light installationFrance - Award-winning lighting designer Flynn Talbot has chosen Philips Selecon PLprofile4 luminaires as part of the re-design of his light installation Primary for the Eléphant Paname gallery in Paris. Lumières - The Play of Brilliants exhibition, organized by Light Collective, was Primary's second installation following a period at the PSAS Gallery in Perth last summer. For the Paris exhibition, Talbot re-scaled the piece to be around 10% smaller than its first incarnation and chose to use PLprofile4 ... More >>

Secret Cinema X debuts with Amy at Koko London

Secret Cinema X debuts with Amy at Koko LondonUK - Secret Cinema reveals that the first Secret Cinema X event, which took place on 28-29 June, hosted two special preview screenings of Asif Kapadia's documentary Amy, which will be released in cinemas 3 July 2015.. Secret Cinema X will bring to life cult classics and exclusive previews in extraordinary locations worldwide. Acting in partnership with Secret Cinema it will unite Secret Screenings and The Other Cinema, whilst creating a new distribution platform for film. The sold out event brought Kapadia's Amy to life ... More >>

Friday nights with Eric Paslay and Elite Multimedia

Friday nights with Eric Paslay and Elite MultimediaUSA - Having already created hit songs for Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, and the Eli Young Band, Eric Paslay has become an artist in his own right, having embarked on his first headlining tour Make Every Night a Friday Night. With performances scheduled throughout the United States, tour manager Steve Bryan and lighting designer Mike Marcario wanted to give fans of the soulful Texan a special concert experience. To do so, they would have to rely upon a tour provider who could offer the best lighting gear and support to make it ... More >>

FOH Engineer Rick Camp relies on DPA

FOH Engineer Rick Camp relies on DPAUSA - For the past 34 years, FOH/recording engineer Rick Camp has worked with some of the biggest names in the music business. From Beyoncé, Chris Brown, J. Lo and Mary J. Blige to Madonna and Burt Bacharach, Camp's diverse portfolio includes his recent efforts with the Forbidden Saints, the Mississippi Orchestra and the Newark Philharmonic. Although his gigs vary, Camp's desire to provide his clients with the best possible equipment remains steadfast, and that's why he relies on DPA Microphones for his instrumental audio ... More >>

Pure Groove Systems showcase under the Big Top

Pure Groove Systems showcase under the Big TopUK - Pure Groove Systems are powering the sound for the Big Top at Mutiny Festival in Chichester on 18 and 19 July, providing sound for artists including, Gorgon City, Marc Kinchen, Amine Edge & Dance, Idris Elba, Hannah Wants, Disciples, Just Blaze and much more. In 2014, Pure Groove and Danley Sound Labs joined forces to create sound systems targeted at festival and nightlife industries. Pure Groove Systems are designed by Tom Danley of Danley Sound Labs, who was the former director of electroacoustic research at NASA and holds 30 ... More >>

Chroma-Q Inspire Mini LEDs reduce running costs

Chroma-Q Inspire Mini LEDs reduce running costsUSA - Chroma-Q Inspire Mini energy-efficient, full colour-mixing LED house lights have taken the place of old incandescent fixtures at Maranatha Assembly of God Church in Minnesota and are expected to save the organisation up to $6,500 per year in lighting running costs. The Church is based in Forest Lake and offers services to the local community in its 100ft by 100ft auditorium, known as the Sanctuary. Stefan Svärd from Minnesota-based Audio Video Electronics (AVE) oversaw the project in collaboration with Maranatha Pastor, Bob ... More >>

Bandit brings lights to Bonnaroo

Bandit brings lights to BonnarooUSA - It was a weekend of pulsating beats of electronica, blaring bluegrass, hard core rockers and uncontained laughter as over 125 bands and 20 comedians took to the stages at The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The diverse lineup of over 200 acts included Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Deadmau5, Tears for Fears, Slayer, Kendrick Lamar, Florence and the Machine, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, and My Morning Jacket. Bandit Lites was again tasked by Hadden Hippsley of Lambda Productions to provide the lighting for the ... More >>

Schertler extends acoustic amplifier range

Schertler extends acoustic amplifier rangeSwitzerland - Schertler has added to its range of high-quality acoustic amplifiers with the release of GIULIA Y. The new two-channel, ultra-compact amp retains many of the features from its single-channel predecessor, GIULIA, while introducing enhanced circuitry and a new "look" that heralds the next generation of Schertler amplifier technology. Designed for use in small venues, home studios, or as a practice amp, GIULIA Y offers 50W of bi-amplified power. The amp is equipped with a 5" woofer and 1" dome tweeter and has a frequency ... More >>

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