27 May 2016

Luxury cruise ship launches with giant GLP Matrix

Luxury cruise ship launches with giant GLP MatrixGermany - The luxury cruise ship of AIDAprima is the new flagship of AIDA Cruises, built by Mitsubishi Shipbuilding in Nagasaki, Japan to carry a maximum of 3,300 passengers. Commissioned to design the lighting for the grand launch ceremony at the beginning of May, the technologically advanced onboard lighting was designed by Björn Hermann, and prominently featured among the fixtures were 50 of the new GT-1 hybrid light and no fewer than 342 impression X4 Bar 20, GLP's versatile and high performance battens. Commissioned by the agency ... More >>

Chauvet Nexus tightens up looks on Pitbull's tour

Chauvet Nexus tightens up looks on Pitbull's tourUSA - Video panels frequently serve as fascia in shows on the Vegas Strip. That's one reason why Michael Smalley and Gabe Fraboni of Twin Designs opted notto use them this way in their standout design for Pitbull's Time Of Our Lives Tour at The Axis in Planet Hollywood. "Video panels are great, and we use them all the time," said Fraboni. "But the opportunity to design a show for an artist of Pitbull's calibre in Vegas requires us to do something different. He's dynamic and the dancers are amazing, so we needed to give ... More >>

Robe BMFLs Out On a Limb with Steven Tyler

Robe BMFLs Out On a Limb with Steven TylerUSA - Aerosmith's Steven Tyler played a special high profile concert in the David Geffen Hall at New York City's Lincoln Centre called Out On a Limb, in support of Janie's Fund, his new philanthropic initiative to serve abused and neglected girls. Lighting the show was LD Nathan Alves, who used 12 Robe BMFL Spots to produce most of the major signature looks. It was Nathan's first work with Tyler and the focus was on emphasizing the intimate environment and the delicate subject matter inspiring Janie's Fund and the launch concert. ... More >>

Dante passes 300 manufacturer milestone

Dante passes 300 manufacturer milestoneUSA - Audinate has announced that 300 manufacturers have now adopted Dante, the audio-over-IP networking solution, and that more than 750 Dante-enabled products are now available worldwide. To celebrate these milestones, Audinate will bring back its popular #DanteEverywhere contest at InfoComm 2016, giving attendees the chance to win a variety of prizes by finding Dante partners exhibiting at the show. To participate, attendees just need to take photos of the Dante Spoken Here signs at any of the over 90 Dante partner booths and ... More >>

Barco inaugurates new headquarters

Barco inaugurates new headquartersBelgium - Today, Barco will cut the ribbon to officially open its new headquarters in Belgium. Located at the Beneluxpark in Kortrijk, the 230,000sq.m 'One Campus' is a landmark for the region - an all-glass, circular building surrounded by green spaces and connected to three other state-of-the-art Barco facilities. The campus will be home to Barco's 1,250 Belgian employees and serve as an open house for customers, partners, foreign colleagues and other stakeholders. One Campus marks also a new way of working, centred around dialogue, ... More >>

DWR to distribute Realizzer

DWR to distribute RealizzerSouth Africa - DWR Distribution has announced that it has been appointed as the South Africa distributor for the German-made 3D visualisation software program, Realizzer. "I first came across Realizzer at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt two years ago," said Nick Britz of DWR Distribution. "I loved it straight away. I was very impressed by the way it does realistic designs. It is a fantastic visualiser and is even able to design both lighting and laser shows." Realizzer will assist lighting designers to pre-program their shows. "It also ... More >>

Penn Elcom launches climate control trio

Penn Elcom launches climate control trioUK - Global flightcase hardware and 19" racking manufacturer Penn Elcom is launching three new climate control products for 19" racking systems. The CRC02-DTC, the FT-DTC and the FT01-Q-DTC - are all thermostatically controlled for optimised heat management in 19" racking installations. Digital control gives refined and super accurate heat management via continuous temperature minoring and 'set-and-forget' fan control. All the products are optimised for quiet running, have over-temperature alarms and benefit from running off a universal ... More >>

Westbury National partners with Adamson

Westbury National partners with AdamsonCanada - Adamson Systems Engineering has announced that Westbury National Show Systems, headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, has joined the Adamson network. The announcement was made by James Oliver, director of marketing and sales for Adamson. "Westbury has more than 45 years of experience in audio, video, lighting, staging and systems integration," explains Oliver. "They bring a level of expertise to their growing client base that is invaluable. We are so pleased to have them join our team. I look forward to watching the organization ... More >>

Il Divo tour with Capital Sound and Outline

Il Divo tour with Capital Sound and OutlineUK - Capital Sound Hire are providing full audio production for Il Divo on their current world tour, featuring music from their latest album Amor & Pasion. This project is also the first major tour for which the Wimbledon-based audio company are using their recently purchased Outline GTO C-12 system, covering arena shows throughout the UK, Europe and Scandinavia. Il Divo have enjoyed global success since forming in 2003, recording in seven languages, selling well over 30m albums worldwide and scoring 160 certified gold and ... More >>

Upstage is victorious at Victoria Park Event

Upstage is victorious at Victoria Park EventUK - Leicester City Football Club became the Premier League Champions when Tottenham drew 2-2 at Chelsea on Monday 2 May. It was a time for Leicester, as a city, to host a party fit for the champions, their fans, and the proud people of Leicester. Working with Leicester City Council's Festival and Events Team, and Leicester City Football Club, Leicester based company Upstage Theatre Supplies were asked to help produce the Victoria Park Event, which was held on Monday 16 May, just two weeks after Leicester had won the title. Upstage also ... More >>

Acoustic Control updates Christ University with JBL VTX

Acoustic Control updates Christ University with JBL VTXIndia - Christ University is a UGC-recognised private university in Bangalore, Karnataka. Founded in 1969, it is managed by the priests of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI), the first indigenous Syrian Catholic religious congregation in India. With over 16,000 students and more than 1000 faculty members, it is one of the top ranked universities in the country. It has a foreign student community of over 2500 and It was rated an A+ institution by the NAAC. The Christ University Auditorium with a seating capacity of 2000 and cutting edge ... More >>

University of Arkansas scores with EAW

University of Arkansas scores with EAWUSA - The University of Arkansas Razorbacks basketball team recently benefited from a new EAW sound reinforcement system installed for 2015-16 season. The existing system at the 19,200-seat venue was more than 20 years old and in need of replacement. After deciding to upgrade the audio, the university tapped Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon and Williams (WJHW) to design the new system, which was installed by Clair Solutions. "The previous system was no longer adequate for the events held in the arena," explains Scott Bray, WJHW consultant. "... More >>

At The Drive-In hit the road with dLive

At The Drive-In hit the road with dLiveUK - One of the most celebrated post-hardcore bands of the late 90s, At The Drive-In's 2016 reunion tour was greeted with elation by fans around the world. And UK gig-goers were recently treated to a series of dates - subsequently raved about by critics - powered by an Allen & Heath dLive mixing system. Front of House engineer Ben Hammond (whose other credits include Deaf Havana and Of Mice And Men) employed a dLive S5000 surface and a DM64 MixRack at FOH, with an Allen & Heath GLD80 digital desk, AR2412 AudioRack and two AR84 Expander ... More >>

JHS publishes all-new trade catalogue

JHS publishes all-new trade catalogueUK - John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd has announced the arrival of their combined UK trade catalogue and price list for 2016/2017. Once again using a book format and featuring every one of their 5700+ product lines, the new 240 page JHS catalogue makes it easy to track down those all-important SKU's from the Garforth-based suppliers huge inventory of products. New to the catalogue are products from HK Audio including the innovative Lucas Nano 608i all-in-one PA featuring an integrated 8-channel digital mixer which is iPad enabled, Premium ... More >>

Triple E returns to ABTT 2016 with ModTruss

Triple E returns to ABTT 2016 with ModTrussUK - Exactly one year after forward thinking track expert Triple E's successful launch of the award winning, 'universal building system', ModTruss, the company will return to the ABTT Show, Alexandra Palace, 22-23 June. Often described as full size Meccano by its users, ModTruss won 'Engineering Product of the Year' at last year's ABTT Theatre Awards for its lightweight aluminium construction and repetitious hole pattern, which ensures that build configurations and applications are practically limitless. Since then, the product has been ... More >>

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