2 September 2015

Vivaldianno Project chooses Robe

Vivaldianno Project chooses RobeCzech Republic - The Vivaldianno Project - a sumptuous and ambitious combination of popular classics played in a classical rock style - is a successful crossover musical concept evolved by Italian violin virtuoso Jaroslav Sveceny and Czech rock keyboardist Michal Dvorak. The latest touring version of the show played five large arenas in the Czech and Slovak Republics with a full Robe moving light rig supplied by rental company Q-99 from Slovakia. The largest venue was Prague's 17,000 capacity O2. The concerts were so popular that extra ... More >>

Rigging Industry launches Trailblazer apprenticeships

Rigging Industry launches Trailblazer apprenticeshipsUK - David Cameron has announced the government approval of 59 group standards for 'Trailblazer' apprenticeships, as part of its commitment to supporting three million new apprentices in the UK by 2020. Supported by key industry experts, this new initiative launches the first apprenticeship as a Live Events Rigger, the development of which has been facilitated by NRAG (National Rigging Advisory Group). Representatives from leading industry employers formed the NRAG working group. In April 2015 the standard was agreed by the Government ... More >>

d&b audiotechnik launches 'new breed' of loudspeaker

d&b audiotechnik launches 'new breed' of loudspeakerGermany - The demands for a high performance point source have always been the same: reliable, lightweight and compact, and with a wide range of rigging options for maximum flexibility. The V7P and V10P from d&b audiotechnik are billed as a new breed of loudspeaker offering all this and more, including the d&b hallmark constant directivity control down to low frequencies. Building on the three-way passive design of the well-known d&b V-Series line array modules, the V7P and V10P point sources house two 10" drivers in a dipolar ... More >>

Presentation Rentals re-brands as PR Live

Presentation Rentals re-brands as PR LiveUK - South London-based technical production and design specialist Presentation Rentals has re-branded as 'PR Live' to reflect the dynamic nature of its business and the current scope of the company's activities. The company was launched in 1997 by MD Ian Coull as an AV equipment rental company - initially supplying small projectors, screens and PowerPoint presentation kits. It's now grown into a highly successful full high-end technical production supplier offering the latest audio, lighting and video hardware and technology, plus a ... More >>

New acts brave the stage with Yamaha and Nexo

New acts brave the stage with Yamaha and NexoThe Netherlands - Globally the popularity of outdoor music is great as ever and, while the higher profile festivals like Glastonbury, Roskilde, SXSW and Coachella inevitably receive much of the coverage, for every big event there are hundreds more smaller ones which cater for every possible age, interest and musical taste. In Amsterdam, the Brave festival champions new bands, with Yamaha and Nexo systems ensuring that they enjoy a thoroughly professional production. Now in its second year, the Brave festival is held in Amsterdam's ... More >>

Back to school with wysiwyg Student Edition

Back to school with wysiwyg Student EditionCanada - CAST Software has announced wysiwyg Student Edition lighting design and previsualization software for students and educational & training institutions. The new edition will "better prepare students for their future careers in live lighting, laser and video event design". All the student's investment on the student edition licence, goes towards a wysiwyg six or 12-month lease or full professional version. A newly added Perform Lease Student Edition enables students to programme lighting using up to 1,000 DMX channels including ... More >>

LD Giovanni Pinna on Vasco Rossi's Summer tour

LD Giovanni Pinna on Vasco Rossi's Summer tourItaly - Giovanni Pinna has worked with Vasco since 1991. What is the secret of this alliance? "Vasco believes in people's ideas. Moreover, all the technical and creative workers who have been around him for years, from the stage design team (Gio Forma Studio Associato since 1998) to the stage director Diego Spagnoli, play an active role in the whole show preparation process. "First of all we begin by working around various set design ideas. Then everyone says which one they prefer. This year, the choice was unanimous: a large covered ... More >>

Experiencing the future at Pioneers Festival

Experiencing the future at Pioneers FestivalAustria - When experiential event production agency, Media Apparat took on the technical aspects of Pioneers Festival in June 2015, the unique multimedia control and display capabilities of AV Stumpfl Wings Engine Stage and Fullwhite screens were used to their full capability. "The prestigious annual festival at Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna, Austria brought together the smartest start-ups, corporate, media and investors in one place, eager to support the next big thing," says Andreas Göltl, managing director at Media Apparat. "The ... More >>

Boardmaster: No misty dream to the initiated

Boardmaster: No misty dream to the initiatedUK - Long days in the sun and surf, long nights lost in music. That's the promise of Boardmaster, Europe's leading celebration of all that is surfing. Grown from small beginnings in 1981, Boardmasters has become the epitome of boutique festival going, an event packed day and night with a feast for all the senses; not least visuals. "We're doing something quite different at the Unleashed stage in the Big Top this year", said Rhodri Shaw of Video Design. "That's as well as provide the big IMAG screens for the main stage." Shaw, as project ... More >>

Tannoy loudspeakers at the Skirball Cultural Centre

Tannoy loudspeakers at the Skirball Cultural CentreUSA - Since 1996, LA's Skirball Cultural Centre has gained a reputation as one of the world's foremost Jewish cultural institutions, a leading cultural venue and a truly elegant event space designed by renowned architect Moshe Safdie. With the latest addition to their campus, the 44,000sq.ft Herscher Hall/Guerin Pavilion, Skirball has dramatically enhanced its ability to serve the 600,000 patrons who visit annually. Lauded by the New York Times as a lesson on how to connect the eye to heart and mind, the Guerin Pavilion combines ... More >>

Jackson Browne tours with Bandit Lites

Jackson Browne tours with Bandit LitesUSA - When lighting designer Steve Comer began working with Jackson Browne in 2008, the goal was to create a 100 percent LED system, and with the help of Bandit Lites, that goal is coming closer and closer to fruition. Comer tackled the project with production designer Dennis Scrimo and chose a design that would be flexible enough for a 2000 seat theatre and a 10000 seat amphitheatre in addition to being cost effective, efficient on space, and load in and out times. "I have smaller profile fixtures so they can mostly fit inside Bandit's ... More >>

Chauvet brightens up Pink tribute band

Chauvet brightens up Pink tribute bandUSA - Rock and roll never dies; neither do rock and roll dreams, although sometimes they may take an extended hiatus while "adult responsibilities" are looked after. Such was the case for New York attorney Charles Bonfante. In the '80s and early '90s, the Long Island native was the drummer for a number of touring rock bands. Then adulthood happened; so did law school, followed by a successful career as an attorney. Now Bonfante has travelled full circle, forming a band and reliving his rock road warrior experience with help from ... More >>

HHB provides Mogami cables for Reload Sessions

HHB provides Mogami cables for Reload SessionsUK - HHB Communications has supplied numerous Mogami 'Cable for Life' cables for the popular Reload Sessions YouTube channel. With over 11m YouTube views, Reload Sessions is the premiere channel for unsigned musicians. Priding themselves on creating high-quality content, the videos are recorded in HD and only the best audio equipment used. As such, Owner Peppe Fazzolari has added numerous Mogami 'Cable for Life' cables to his arsenal of equipment. Peppe comments, "The Reload Sessions have travelled to many sites to ... More >>

Martin RUSH MH 6 Wash now available for pre-order

Martin RUSH MH 6 Wash now available for pre-orderDenmark - The RUSH MH 6 Wash, the newest moving head in the RUSH by Martin series, is available for pre-order and expected to ship late September. The RUSH MH 6 Wash is adapted from the popular RUSH PAR 2 RGBW Zoom and utilizes the same LED engine and zoom system, while also featuring moving head capability. The RUSH MH 6 Wash offers a fully pre-mixed color system from 12 10 W RGBW LEDs with a spectacular 10°-60° zoom. It also features full electronic dimming, strobe effects and temperature-controlled fan cooling for quiet ... More >>

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