27 July 2016

Shure Jazz Voice Competition winners announced

Shure Jazz Voice Competition winners announcedSwitzerland - The Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition was established to nurture and promote talented young singers from all around the world. As sponsor of the competition since its inception in 2003, Shure has announced the winners of the 2016 contest, the finals for which were held on 9 July in the Petit The´âtre at Montreux Palace during the Montreux Jazz Festival. This year, 164 entrants from all over the world took part, with 10 semi-finalists performing in Montreux before an international jury of singers, composers and ... More >>

Fantasy Film Centre reopens with Meyer Sound

Fantasy Film Centre reopens with Meyer SoundUSA - Meyer Sound and Fantasy Studios have announced a collaboration on the newly re-launched Fantasy Film Centre. Featuring a state of the art Meyer Sound cinema system, the completely refurbished historic Fantasy Film Centre now has a new 5.1/7.1 monitoring system comprised of three Acheron 80 screen channel loudspeakers, 10 HMS-12 surround loudspeakers, two 650-P subwoofers, and a Galileo loudspeaker management system with one Galileo 408 and one Galileo 616 processor for system drive and optimization. Fantasy Studios' director ... More >>

Rogue adds depth to Mountain Jam Fest stage

Rogue adds depth to Mountain Jam Fest stageUSA - A radio station that includes the name of the most iconic music festival in history in its own moniker has got to be steeped in rock tradition. Such is the case with WDST/Radio Woodstock. Located just a few miles from Max Yasgur's farm where the original Woodstock festival took place, the station has been at the forefront of progressive rock music for over 30 years, an accomplishment that has earned it three Billboard Magazine Station of the Year awards. In 2005, the station celebrated its anniversary by creating its own festival, ... More >>

Caribbean sounds on the Ruhr with Clay Paky

Caribbean sounds on the Ruhr with Clay PakyGermany - For most people, reggae conjures up images of beaches, palm trees and Jamaica. The Ruhr district certainly does not have those features. Despite this, the Reggae Summer Festival, an annual music event devoted to the Jamaican music genre, has been held on the Ruhr since 2006. Besides reggae, dancehall and afrobeat can also be heard in the Revierpark Wischlingen in Dortmund. Simon Sonnenschmidt, who was in charge of the show lighting design and programming in the Dancehall Soundsystem Arena, for U-Concert ... More >>

Powersoft pacts with Pioneer Pro Audio at Lovebox

Powersoft pacts with Pioneer Pro Audio at LoveboxUK - London nightclub fabric turned to the winning combination of Pioneer Pro Audio and Powersoft to assemble the sound system for its first-ever outdoor event, Lovebox Festival. Taking place on 15-16 July in London's Victoria Park, the fabric stage is the only stage at Lovebox to commission an exclusive pro audio partner. The fabric arena is a 2000-capacity, 38m round tent designed to recreate fabric's Room One, giving party-goers the true nightclub experience in a festival environment. Powersoft's Class D switch-mode K Series was ... More >>

Allen & Heath adds networkable remote controllers

Allen & Heath adds networkable remote controllersUK - Allen & Heath has introduced several key additions to its flagship dLive digital mixing system, with the launch of the IP6 and IP8 fully-configurable and networkable remote controllers, and the Waves V3 and gigaACE audio networking cards. The IP6 and IP8 are next generation remote controllers for dLive, widening the system's flexibility in installations and live sound. They interface with the dLive mixing system via standard TCP/IP connections and can be networked with other controllers, computers and third party devices using a ... More >>

DuShow extends Robe inventory

DuShow extends Robe inventoryFrance - DuShow is a high profile French technical production company headquartered in a purpose built office and warehouse facility near to Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) in Roissy just outside Paris - and a stone's throw from Robe's French subsidiary, Robe lighting France SAS. DuShow is the result of the fusion of three different French market leaders - Caméléon, Arpège and Dispatch - from the world of concert touring and live events, amalgamated in January 2012 creating a new entity that pooled some of the best ... More >>

EAW helps China celebrate 30 years of rock music

EAW helps China celebrate 30 years of rock musicChina - Nearly 30 years ago Cui Jian, the 'Father of Chinese Rock, performed Nothing To My Name during a concert at Beijing Workers' Stadium. That song launched a cultural music movement that celebrated its 30-year anniversary with the Music Power Rock China 30 tour, recently launched at the same location. An Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) Adaptive Performance system - manned by FOH engineer Jim Ebdon - was on hand to reinforce the notable occasion. "The arena is an older, round building made up of concrete, glass and metal," ... More >>

Enteetainment at Rochester Castle Concerts

Enteetainment at Rochester Castle ConcertsUK - The Enteetainment team led by Amy Harmsworth assisted by Frankie Tee have recently delivered yet another successful season of the Rochester Castle Concerts on behalf of Medway Council. The historic Castle Gardens played host to performances from Status Quo supported by Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Will Young supported by Gabrielle, and the 'Soul Legends' show with Angelo Starr and the Team and featuring special guests Gwen Dickey of Rose Royce fame, Clem Curtis from the Foundations, Jimmy James ex of the Vagabonds and George ... More >>

Gravity on stage at Open Doors Festival

Gravity on stage at Open Doors FestivalGermany - From 1-3 July, the city of Neu-Isenburg again became the music capital of the state of Hesse. Spanning three festival days, approximately 60 bands performed across 16 stages in the Huguenot city - and were cheered on by 35,000+ visitors. Also on stage were Adam Hall Group's newest brand of stands - Gravity. Exclusively deployed across the festival's three main stages, Gravity stands have won the internationally-recognized Red Dot and IF Design awards, while being recently nominated for the German Design Award. "For such a ... More >>

PR Lighting creates buzz around 1015 Folsom

PR Lighting creates buzz around 1015 FolsomUSA - The nightclub 1015 Folsom in San Francisco recently underwent a massive remodel to commemorate its upcoming 30-year anniversary. The vast 20,000sq.ft venue is one of the longest running EDM nightclubs on the West Coast of America and is known for hosting big headliners. And with huge acts scheduled for Super Bowl 50 weekend, 1015 Folsom owner, Ira Sandler, got a jump-start on the renovations. He called on Eric Bernstein of Intelligent Lighting Services in Austin, TX once again to upgrade the club's lighting and video system with ... More >>

Chauvet Maverick series take W-DMX

Chauvet Maverick series take W-DMXUSA - Chauvet Professional introduced its Maverick series at Prolight + Sound this year. The new series features three power-packed tour ready moving fixtures: the MK2 Wash, MK1 Hybrid and MK2 Spot. These fixtures offer a host of performance features including the integration of a W-DMX receiver card in every Maverick unit fitted as standard out of the factory. "We set out to make a statement with Maverick," said Albert Chauvet, CEO of Chauvet, "Including W-DMX underscores our commitment to putting our customers first, because of its ... More >>

Sommer Cable promotes Epilogue series

Sommer Cable promotes Epilogue seriesGermany - In their high-quality Epilogue series Sommer Cable has integrated both audiophile and technical qualities. The outcome is a reference cable for uptown tastes. The Baden-Wurttemberg specialist for professional cable and connection technology recommends the Epilogue series for linking pre and power amplifiers, CD and SACD players, turntables and also for professional studio technology. "The cables of the Epilogue series excel by a neutral, pure and at the same time spatial sound image which is due to a highly sophisticated ... More >>

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