29 April 2016

Music Group proposes Tannoy redundancies and plant closure

Music Group proposes Tannoy redundancies and plant closureUK - Music Group has today announced that it "proposes to dismiss as redundant" around 70 staff at its Tannoy manufacturing and office facility in Coatbridge, Scotland. The company's statement says it is about to enter into a process of collective consultation with all affected employees, but in the event that the redundancies are confirmed following consultation, the Coatbridge facility would cease operations completely. In this event, say Music Group, the Tannoy loudspeaker production would be transferred to Music Group's ... More >>

Next Robe Generation initiative launched

Next Robe Generation initiative launchedUK - Next Robe Generation (NRG) is a new initiative launched by Robe UK, offering future lighting professionals the chance to meet other like-minded individuals and access a whole range of interactive social networking and educational opportunities. It will encompass forums for discussion and the exchange of ideas, product open days and mentoring by leading practitioners and activists in the dynamic world of performance lighting and visuals among many other activities. Robe is currently working with six participating universities and ... More >>

PLASA Focus Leeds: A-T presents full showcase

PLASA Focus Leeds: A-T presents full showcaseUK - Audio-Technica is set to showcase a wide range of products from its microphone and headphone ranges and the latest offerings from distributed brands Allen & Heath and Apart Audio at PLASA Focus 2016 at The Royal Armouries in Leeds on 10-11 May. In addition, Rodrigo Thomaz (Audio-Technica senior technical product specialist) will be hosting a seminar entitled Exploring The Advantages Of 100 Volt Line Audio Systems on Wednesday 11 May at 2pm in The Royal Armouries' Wellington Room. Presented in conjunction with The Institute ... More >>

PLASA Focus Leeds: Elation debuts three

PLASA Focus Leeds: Elation debuts threeUK - Elation Professional invites lighting professionals to Stand N-D32 at PLASA Focus Leeds for an up-close look at an impressive line-up of new lighting solutions that includes three all-new product series. On display May 10-11 at the Royal Armouries in Leeds will be Elation's new Fuze Series, a dynamic range of LED wash luminaires with single-lens RGBW COB LEDs for a wide choice of colours and extremely homogenized field of light. Available in moving head or IP65-rated PAR versions, all Fuze Series fixtures (Fuze PAR Z60, Fuze PAR ... More >>

Aurora expands management team

Aurora expands management teamUK - Television and entertainment lighting rental specialist Aurora has appointed Gemma Oldfield to the position of office manager at their West London operation. Graduating with a degree in Business and Marketing, Gemma began her career at Neg Earth. Moving to the role of marketing co-ordinator at Richard Martin Lighting, Gemma became a well-known face of the company, further extending her knowledge, customer and colleague base to encompass the world of television. Commenting on her new role, Gemma says, "I was extremely flattered to ... More >>

SFMOMA re-opens with Meyer systems throughout

SFMOMA re-opens with Meyer systems throughoutUSA - After a three-year expansion, the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) opens on 14 May with nearly triple the gallery space, 45,000sq.ft of free public access areas, and an unparalleled collection of modern and contemporary art on view. Committed to an extraordinary visitor experience on every level, SFMOMA partnered with Meyer Sound to provide sound solutions throughout the transformed museum. A highlight of the collaboration is the redesigned Phyllis Wattis Theatre, located at the heart of the museum where the ... More >>

Alcons Audio's really big day in the Bay

Alcons Audio's really big day in the BayUSA - The most watched event of the year, Super Bowl 50 starts not at kickoff, but about a week prior with a media circus that must be seen to be believed. Alcons Audio, best known for their high frequency Pro Ribbon technology, provided the loudspeakers and amplifiers for the large media spaces within the media centre in downtown San Francisco. Freeman Audio Visual Solutions, the staging company, and the NFL itself, selected and approved various Alcons Audio Pro Ribbon systems to fill the bill in the vast media centre. The man behind ... More >>

All change with a dot2 at the Bournemouth IC

All change with a dot2 at the Bournemouth ICUK - When Thor André from Technical Sales at Ambersphere Solutions visited the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) to chat to technical stage manager, Simon Bagnall, the choice for a new replacement lighting console had already been decided and the order placed with the installers, Complete Production Solutions Group (CPS). "The BIC is in the process of making a significant investment in lighting and AV equipment," opens Bagnall, "And without really exploring our options we were just intending to purchase a lighting console ... More >>

Clay Paky joins Classical Spectacular

Clay Paky joins Classical SpectacularUK - A symphony of Clay Paky Mythos, Sharpy, Sharpy Wash, Alpha Spot HPE 1500 and Alpha Spot HPE 700 fixtures created a dynamic lighting show designed by Durham Marenghi for the annual Classical Spectacular at London's Royal Albert Hall in March. Billed as 'the UK's most popular classic music show', the performance features not only the aural beauty of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by John Rigby, but also state of the art lighting and laser technology to create a visual feast as well. Put on by classic music promoter ... More >>

Foxes on the run with Robe

Foxes on the run with RobeUK - One of the UK's hottest rising pop stars is singer / songwriter Foxes (Louisa Rose Allen) who recently toured the UK with a fresh, inventive and contemporary lighting design to match which was based around Robe moving lights and created by Jake Vernum. Jake has worked with the band for two years. He landed the gig after Foxes played a student union May Ball he was lighting. As they were headlining, he designed a bespoke rig and added some specials for their slot, as well as programming and operating, all of which impressed the ... More >>

ImageCue expands into Europe

ImageCue expands into EuropeEurope - ImageCue, the manufacturer of the compact, easy-to-use image server of the same name, has opened an office near Zurich, Switzerland to support its expansion into the European market. ImageCue has been establishing distribution partners in Europe since the beginning of the year. So far they have entered into partnerships with Gobo & Highlight in the Nordic countries, White Light in the UK, FACE in the Benelux, and Lightpower in Germany and Austria. Bill Hewlett, CEO of ImageCue LLC says, "In order to better serve our European ... More >>

QU-32 manages new age pianists in concert

QU-32 manages new age pianists in concertKorea - Renowned new age pianists, Kevin Kern and Daydream, recently held a joint concert at KEPCO Art Centre in Seoul, Korea, managed by an Allen & Heath Qu-32 compact digital mixer with AB168 remote IO audio rack. Kevin Kern and Daydream are well known for writing sound tracks for many popular TV dramas, such as the popular Korean TV dramas, Autumn in My Heart and Winter Sonata, as well as documentaries and radio broadcastings. Technically, the focus of the concert was to capture a live recording for TV broadcast, and ... More >>

UAE National Day selects grandMA2

UAE National Day selects grandMA2UAE - Home to the world's tallest building, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is accustomed to doing things big. The extensive festivities marking the 44th UAE National Day were no exception. The official National Day event at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi was a high-end production featuring grandMA2 consoles. UAE National Day commemorated the Emirates' 44-year union with fireworks, concerts, heritage attractions, regattas, and art and theatre festivals across the Emirates. The official National Day show at Zayed Sports City celebrated ... More >>

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