25 November 2015

Chauvet European HQ opens in grand style

Chauvet European HQ opens in grand styleBelgium - A crowd of over 200 lighting professionals gathered in Ghent to mark the grand opening of Chauvet's European headquarters and celebrate the company's 25th anniversary with an evening of festivities, product demonstration, music and a breathtaking lightshow. The invitation-only event, which drew guests from a variety of countries, also featured a cornucopia of food as well as beverages, including a sparkling special edition Chauvet branded champagne. As Chauvet's second European facility, the Belgium office will cater to demand ... More >>

BlueParrot invests in Meyer Sound Leopard system

BlueParrot invests in Meyer Sound Leopard systemUK - Edinburgh-based lighting and sound theatre rental specialists Blue Parrot has bought the West End to Glasgow having taken delivery of its new Meyer Leopard Line Array system. With only one day to check and test the system it was straight out to Glasgow Kings Theatre for The Pantheon Club's production of Legally Blonde the Musical. Head of sound Mike Somerville explains: "It's a very busy show for sound and having Leopard for our sound reinforcement was the ideal solution to deliver the best overall sound possible. With nine ... More >>

Robe gets asymmetric for Mallory Knox tour

Robe gets asymmetric for Mallory Knox tourUK - Cambridge based alt-rockers Mallory Knox have been rapidly gaining fans and critical acclaim from their energetic live shows and rousing festival appearances this summer running on the back of their second album Asymmetry released in late 2014. Right in the thick of all the Mallory Knox live onstage action is lighting and set designer Jordon Cooper who has worked with the band since 2013 after initially being asked to light a one off gig which they liked. On the previous tour, Jordon has used Robe Pointes, and for this one ... More >>

Nexo appoints new distributor for Portugal

Nexo appoints new distributor for PortugalPortugal - Nexo has appointed Merging Select to represent its products in Portugal. Based in the capital city of Lisbon, Merging Select handles a portfolio of blue-chip brands, including Yamaha Commercial Audio, Steinberg and Nuage, which are sister companies to Nexo, as well as AuviTran and Powersoft. Founded in 2007, Merging Select serves both the rental market in Portugal as well as the installation business. Projects include auditoria, theatres, multi-purpose and conference spaces, hotels and retail operations. Merging Select aims ... More >>

Technicians of the future learn with KV2

Technicians of the future learn with KV2UK - Earlier this year, KV2 Audio reported on its successful collaboration with Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance- one of the UK's top specialist higher educational institutions - during the College's annual symposium. KV2 representatives were on hand to discuss the company's approach to loudspeaker design and offer information on all KV2 Audio's products and philosophies. Following their experiences during the symposium, Rose Bruford College chose to invest in a number of KV2 products. Having listened to a large selection ... More >>

2015 CMA Awards showcase Shure wireless

2015 CMA Awards showcase Shure wirelessUSA - The 49th Country Music Association Awards programme took place at a packed Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday 4 November. With country music stars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood returning as hosts for the live ABC telecast, the show again lived up to its reputation as Country Music's Biggest Night, with three hours of live performances that combined country royalty with fresh newcomers, while sprinkling in several collaborations with country outsiders. To keep the packed program on schedule, the production ... More >>

Le Mark printed floor for award winning musical

Le Mark printed floor for award winning musicalUK - The Tony Award-winning musical In The Heights will stand out from the crowd on a custom printed stage floor produced by Le Mark Floors. With a design printed and produced specifically for the production, the floor is set to endure months of performances. Even more so since the show has been extended due to popular demand. With heavy foot traffic throughout every performance, both the stage floor and the printed design needed to be incredibly durable yet still provide a comfortable surface for the performers themselves. "We ... More >>

SGM illuminates Slovakian winter scene

SGM illuminates Slovakian winter sceneSlovakia - The Malá Fatra mountain range in the north-west of Central Slovakia is both a national park and a popular winter sports area. In this beautiful scenery, Hotel Impozant is situated in Valca Valley. The hotel owner has for a long time sought the nearby creek illuminated by a light source which could be hidden under the bridge. His intention was to increase the attractiveness of the site to a new and higher level. Therefore, he turned to Milan Ondisko, sales manager of City Light Slovakia s.r.o., who quickly arranged a ... More >>

Bose addresses Knights of the Round Table

Bose addresses Knights of the Round TableUK - The Great Hall in Winchester, built almost 800 years ago, is an impressive building by any standards, having borne witness to some important events in British history, as well as containing King Arthur's Round Table. The Hall is all that remains of Winchester Castle, after Oliver Cromwell ordered the demolition of the Castle, keeping the Great Hall for assemblies and the county Assizes, and it is where Sir Walter Raleigh stood trial in 1603 and where the notorious Judge Jeffreys condemned supporters of the Duke of Monmouth to death ... More >>

Helsinki mall installs Matrox video wall

Helsinki mall installs Matrox video wallFinland - Matrox Graphics reports that the Kamppi Centre shopping mall in Helsinki has upgraded its digital signage installation with a 14.4m-high LED screen powered by Matrox Mura MPX Series video wall capture & display cards. Selected by integrator Craneworks to power the installation - roughly three times the size of its predecessor - Mura now delivers the platform to showcase everything from advertisements to live events. Craneworks, who also manages the day-to-day operation of the digiLED outdoor screen, leverages a Mura MPX-4/4, ... More >>

Bandit on the road with Shaping Sound

Bandit on the road with Shaping SoundUSA - Shaping Sound, the contemporary dance company founded by Emmy-nominated choreographers Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and dance visionary Kyle Robinson is back on the road with Bandit Lites, bringing their energetic and visually compelling story that is part pop show, part traditional dance, and part rock concert to stages all across North America. The dance team that can be seen in Carrie Underwood's Something in the Water and So You Think You Can Dance? created a show that is immaculately ... More >>

Christie Boxer is launched in 2K version

Christie Boxer is launched in 2K versionUK - The multiple award-winning Christie Boxer is now available in 2K. The high brightness 2K model continues the standard set by Christie Boxer 4K30 The new Christie Boxer 30 is built for rental staging applications including concerts, amusement parks, projection mapping, live theatre and conventions, as well as permanent installations including museums, planetariums, higher education and houses of worship. Omni-directional with integrated Near Field Communication (NFC), a preview screen and 1,500-hour lamp-life to 70 percent ... More >>

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