entertainment • presentation • installation

2 December 2016

Martin Audio appoints Polish distributor

Martin Audio appoints Polish distributorPoland - Warsaw-based Phono Media has been appointed by Martin Audio as its new distributor in Poland, with immediate effect. Set up in January 2010, and operating mainly in the field of fixed installation, the company represents a number of leading pro audio brands as well as control and signal management equipment through a network of 40 authorised partners and 150 resellers. According to company director, Jacek Stanislawski, Phono Media first approached Martin Audio when they were looking for premium quality systems for club ... More >>

Hawthorn on the road with The Wind in the Willows

Hawthorn on the road with The Wind in the WillowsUK - The new musical adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic The Wind in the Willows is bound for London's West End next year following a hugely successful tour. Full service technical production company Hawthorn was called upon by producer Jamie Hendry to provide the lighting equipment for the initial performances of the ambitious production, with the company now supplying kit for the show's London Palladium season. For the tour, Hawthorn supplied lighting from its extensive hire range to meet the specification of award winning ... More >>

ArKaos PRO MediaMaster for American Idiot

ArKaos PRO MediaMaster for American IdiotUSA - The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) chose ArKaos MediaMaster PRO to drive the visual content for its production of Green Day's American Idiot. MediaMaster PRO was chosen for the ease with which it handled the demanding artistic concept, its speed of mapping and its easy-to-understand processes for editing content and operation. The ArKaos software was supplied by IED, whose principal partner, Jeffrey Brown, is also adjunct instructor for theatre/event media and video at CCM. Brown built three ... More >>

Unusual suspension of Antony Gormley sculpture

Unusual suspension of Antony Gormley sculptureUK - The National Portrait Gallery has called on the expertise of Unusual Rigging to dramatically suspend a life-size sculpture by Antony Gormley as part of Antony Gormley - OBJECT, the artist's first display at the gallery. OBJECT 1999, is a sculpture of the artist's body cast in iron, and occupies a position of maximum visibility from the ground floor and in passing from the escalator to the Gallery's second floor. Speaking of the decision to bring Unusual Rigging on board to assist with the display of this prestigious display, Allan ... More >>

Straightpoint launches StageSafe load cell

Straightpoint launches StageSafe load cellUK - Entertainment rigging professionals have welcomed the launch of Straightpoint's latest innovation, StageSafe, a 3t load cell dedicated to the theatre and live events industry. Straightpoint products are already used in entertainment applications - its Wireless Load Shackle and Loadlink plus are commonplace - but StageSafe is the first product the manufacturer of force measurement, load monitoring and suspended weighing load cell equipment has dedicated to the sector. StageSafe is matt black and disappears into back-stage rigging, ... More >>

AC-ET receives Prolyte Group's Platinum Award

AC-ET receives Prolyte Group's Platinum AwardEurope - A.C. Rigging, a sales division of A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET), has been awarded Prolyte Group's 'Platinum Award' for StageDex and LiteDeck products for the second year running, at the brand's global partners 2016 event in Germany. One of the world's largest manufacturers of aluminium trussing, staging and structural solutions, every year the Prolyte Group hosts its PIE event (Prolyte immersion event), which gathers together key global personnel and distributor representatives to hear about new products and ... More >>

Elation ACL 360 Matrix in massive MTV EMA set

Elation ACL 360 Matrix in massive MTV EMA setThe Netherlands - The MTV Europe Music Awards delivered another spectacular production 6 November at the Ahoy Rotterdam Arena in The Netherlands, where Europe's favourite artists were honoured and a star-studded line up of today's hottest acts performed on a massive stage lit by top lighting designer Tom Kenny. This year Kenny had an immense and extremely artful set to light designed by Julio Himende. Included in the correspondingly large visual package was Elation Professional ACL 360 Matrix LED moving head panels, which Kenny employed ... More >>

Powersoft helps EZpro deliver historical Chinese play

Powersoft helps EZpro deliver historical Chinese playChina - Powersoft amplification has been used to drive the sound at a powerful stage play at the Jinguan Theatre in China's Shaanxi Province. The production ran for an entire season to sell-out houses at the 600-capacity theatre where a combination of X4, Duecanali and M-series amplifiers were specified by the Italian manufacturer's Chinese distributors, Shenzhen EZpro Sound & Light Technology Co., Ltd to drive an EAW QX364/SB1001 system. The play, Chu Shi Biao is adapted from the historical novel Romance of the Three ... More >>

PRG XL Video on the Red Carpet at MTV Awards

PRG XL Video on the Red Carpet at MTV AwardsEurope - Continuing a long working relationship with production executive, Andy Derbyshire, event manager, Maggie Mouzakitis, event production manager, Lisa Shenton, and show lighting designer, Tom Kenny, PRG XL Video has supplied lighting for the 2016 MTV EMA. This year's event was held on 6 November at the Rotterdam Ahoy and was hosted by US artist Bebe Rexha. The event opened with glamorous red carpet arrivals from the star presenters and performers, hosted by Laura Whitmore and Sway Calloway, and PRG XL also supplied lighting, ... More >>

Robe receives Full Spectrum in Bolivia

Robe receives Full Spectrum in BoliviaBolivia - Rental and production Company Spectrum, based in Cochabamba in the centre of the country nestled in a valley amidst the magnificent peaks of the Andes mountain range has invested in 12 x Robe LEDBeam 1000 fixtures and 16 x Pointe multi-purpose moving lights. Purchasing a premium brand like Robe helps establish Spectrum as one of the most significant and serious players in the Bolivian production industry. The company works across all sectors and is particularly well known as a lighting provider for concerts, festivals, tours ... More >>

Rogue RH1 Hybrid illuminates New Zealand coastline

Rogue RH1 Hybrid illuminates New Zealand coastlineNew Zealand - A prominent rocky outgroup in Tasman Bay, Nelson's Fifeshire Rock was once known and feared as a shipping hazard. In the years since, it has become one of New Zealand's most treasured national landmarks. Standing some 14m above the high tide mark, it cuts an imposing and beautiful shape in the distant horizon and is often the subject of photography and artworks. Recently, Nelson's Civic Trust desired to make the rock a round-the-clock attraction by lighting it during the hours of darkness. To illuminate the famous outcrop, ... More >>

Southampton Solent University adds dLive

Southampton Solent University adds dLiveUK - Southampton Solent University has recently made a significant investment in Allen & Heath's dLive digital mixing system, as part of a comprehensive upgrade to its television studio teaching facilities. A dLive S5000 surface with DM32 MixRack is in use in the TV control room for the main TV programme mix, with an additional dLive S3000 surface with DM32 employed as part of a movable PA system set-up; an Allen & Heath GLD-112 mixer with AR2412 IO rack also acts as a fixed FOH mixer for the permanent studio floor house speaker system. ... More >>

Top Cairo Jazz Club gets L-Acoustics treatment

Top Cairo Jazz Club gets L-Acoustics treatmentEgypt - For over a decade, Cairo Jazz Club has been at the centre of the Egyptian capital's music scene, attracting high profile artists, both home-grown and international, and helping to launch new talent. As such, it has been instrumental in the evolution of Cairo's independent music scene. In July this year, it closed its doors for its annual renovations, re-opening with a fresh look and a brand new L-Acoustics loudspeaker system. The new system, which comprises a combination of L-Acoustics ARCS Wide and X Series loudspeakers, was ... More >>

ENTTEC creates waves at LDI 2016

ENTTEC creates waves at LDI 2016USA - Surf was up this year at LDI, and the beach could be found at the ENTTEC Americas booth. "The design of the booth was a team effort. The original concept came from our technical director Tim Parrish. Then Jeremy Kumin [ENTTEC Americas general manager], Brandon Mitchell [technical sales and support] and I took the design through its various phases of change and into finalization. Kaitlin Gill was the overall project manager," explains Crystal Lee, business development manager at ENTTEC Americas. The beach themed booth was also home ... More >>

Win a studio Lewitt LCT640TS microphone

Win a studio Lewitt LCT640TS microphoneUK - Austrian mic manufacturers Lewitt, in conjunction with UK distributors JHS, is running a competition to win one of its LCT640TS Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphones worth. The LCT640TS allows the user to change the polar pattern - even after the recording has been done. With its dual output mode it provides the signal to the front and back of the microphone separately, so any kind of polar pattern can be achieved. In conjunction with your DAW you can then use the included plug-in to change the pattern even after the recording has ... More >>

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