28 May 2015

Robe goes OffRamp in Buenos Aires

Robe goes OffRamp in Buenos AiresArgentina - OffRamp is a production company based in the San Andres area of Buenos Aires headed by José Luis López. He started this company four years ago, and himself has 20 years of experience at the sharp end of the entertainment technology industry. Recently, OffRamp invested in Robe MMX WashBeams which were supplied through Argentinean distributor, TSD Group. The company owns a carefully selected quantity of sound, lighting and video equipment that is utilized on their own shows, for which they will usually provide the full ... More >>

White Light opens studio facility

White Light opens studio facilityUK - Complete production solution specialists White Light is set to launch a new studio facility at its Wimbledon premises. Featuring its own dedicated entrance and hospitality suite, Studio 15 incorporates a high-specification infrastructure including large format meeting space with video conferencing, pre and post productions audio and video editing suites, and a 120m2 dedicated rehearsal, teaching and product demonstration space. The multi-purpose venue offers the market accessible space facilitating full technical rehearsals, with ... More >>

Outine US extends West Coast partner network

Outine US extends West Coast partner networkUSA - Outline North America, the US subsidiary of Outline S.r.l has added two highly respected live sound service providers to its growing partner network in the western United States - Southern California's Garibay Brothers Sound and Northern California's Spider Ranch Productions. The agreements enable both companies to offer clients' access to the Outline GTO C-12 and the full-sized GTO loudspeaker systems. Garibay Brothers Sound (GBS), based in Cerritos, CA, services a broad range of clientele with a focus on popular Norteno and ... More >>

Snob Productions' business booms with Meyer Sound

Snob Productions' business booms with Meyer SoundUSA - Less than a year after purchasing its Meyer Sound MIna and Mica line array loudspeaker systems, Snob Productions of Grand Junction, Colo. reports a steep climb in business activity, profitability, and customer satisfaction. It has become a dominant sound company in western Colorado and eastern Utah, and a favoured provider for events in the nearby resort town of Telluride. "I can honestly say that, from the first time we brought Mina to Telluride, our business exploded," states David Wall, CEO of Snob Productions. "After 18 years ... More >>

Bandit goes beach front with Hangout

Bandit goes beach front with HangoutUSA - - A weekend at the ocean can be entertainment enough, but Alabama's Hangout Music Festival took that sentiment and expounded upon with multiple stages scattered across the sandy beaches and ocean backdrop with lighting from Bandit Lites. The event provided not only a view of paradise, but the sounds of the Foo Fighters, Beck, the Zac Brown Band, Umphrey's McGee, Skrillex, My Morning Jacket, Foster the People, Paramore and Spoon. With a Ferris wheel, a beach house hangout, VIP areas, gourmet beach fare and a viewing tower known as ... More >>

Barco expands product training programme

Barco expands product training programmeUSA - Barco is establishing a national footprint for its factory certified training programmes, collaborating with AV partners to provide a course for the E2 4K screen management system in select locations throughout the United States. Barco is launching the expanded training programme with its E2 courses, with plans to add additional classes at authorized training centres in Orlando, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; and, Las Vegas, Nevada. Orlando is an especially advantageous location because of its popularity as a business ... More >>

Philips Strand takes school theatre to new level

Philips Strand takes school theatre to new levelUSA - In many educational theatre environments, students are often confronted with the challenges of learning their craft on outdated equipment, but every so often, a school district gets the opportunity to create a performance space filled with all the latest technologies available. At Denison High School, the newly created Smith Auditorium is one such case as Batts AVL was given the chance to install a completely new lighting system filled with lighting, dimming and control from Philips Strand Lighting. "In the design of the new ... More >>

Illuminate Design appointed High End luminaires dealer

Illuminate Design appointed High End luminaires dealerUK - Illuminate Design has been appointed as a London and South-East Dealer for the High End luminaires range with effect from 1st June 2015. Illuminate Design have a long-heritage in the Theatre Market; Director Ben Payne is an established Theatre Lighting Designer and Technical Sales Manager Ken Berreen has over 30 years experience of the Stage Lighting sector. Ben Payne of Illuminate Design comments, "We are delighted to be working with High End Systems to introduce their range of LED products to the London and South East markets. ... More >>

Star Events wins major contract in China

Star Events wins major contract in ChinaChina - Star Events will design and supply a world-class rigging system to STU Sports Park in Shantou, on the south east coast of China. Set within Shantou University, the Sports Park includes a multi-use arena with incorporated hotel and conference facilities. Star Events is contracted to design and install two rigging mothergrids, which will cover three-quarters of the arena floor and can lift and hold production equipment weighing up to 70 tons. The company will also provide the perimeter rigging system that will hold 33 large ... More >>

dbn solves another rigging puzzle in Istanbul

dbn solves another rigging puzzle in IstanbulTurkey - Manchester based lighting and rigging specialist dbn was presented with another brain-teasing rigging challenge by production company WRG for a large corporate event staged in the Crystal Ballroom at the Hilton Istanbul Bomonti Hotel & Conference Centre in Istanbul. The design for the conference - hosted by a leading pharmaceutical brand - involved a fully immersive curved scenic set running around three sides of the room, featuring projection screens and a myriad of 3mm LED video panels. With no flying in the ballroom, a ... More >>

Three iLive systems installed in Jakarta church

Three iLive systems installed in Jakarta churchIndonesia - Allen & Heath's iLive-T112, iLive-T80 and iLive-R72 mixing systems and a ME personal monitoring system, were selected for installation in the newly constructed GBI Gilgal PIK church in north Jakarta, Indonesia. Kairos Multijaya was appointed to manage the audio, video and lighting installation. The 4000m2 four-storey building includes a main 1,000-seat sanctuary, a 400-capacity Youth Fellowship hall, as well as other rooms, catering facilities and outlets. An iLive-T80 system was selected for the Youth Fellowship, whilst an ... More >>

DWR supplies Avolites and LumenRadio to SABC

DWR supplies Avolites and LumenRadio to SABCSouth Africa - SABC TV Outside Broadcasts has invested in an Avolites Quartz console, part of the Titan Mobile Family, and a Lumen Radio CRMX Nova FX RDM transmitter and receiver, their second LumenRadio acquisition. South African based DWR Distribution supplied the equipment. Andre Rossouw, the specialist production lighting electrician for the SABC TV Outside Broadcasts, was introduced to LumenRadio a couple of years ago when Peter Kirkup visited South Africa for a LumenRadio Roadshow. "The system is rock solid," said Andre. He used ... More >>

HSL supplies lights and visuals for Morrissey tour

HSL supplies lights and visuals for Morrissey tourUK - HSL continues its busy spring 2015 season supplying lighting & visuals designer Max Conwell for Morrissey's touring work. Without the constraints of management or record company, Morrissey tours and performs prolifically without being tied in to any album cycles and other more conventional commercial considerations. This means that his touring work has to be cost-efficient and self-supporting. Things like truck size is an important factor, onstage visual elements have to work hard and be multi-purpose and he challenges his ... More >>

Chauvet COLORados colorize Centerpoint church

Chauvet COLORados colorize Centerpoint churchUSA - Stroll down Grant Place or Webster Street in Old Towne Arvada,CO, and you might find it hard to believe that you're less than a half hour away from Denver. Although this picturesque village, which traces its roots back to the 1850 Colorado gold rush, has grown into a sizable commuting suburb, it's managed to retain much of its old-fashioned hometown feeling. This is evident in Arvada's many homegrown festivals; and it's also plain to see in the warm attitude that prevails at the city's Centerpoint Community Church, which welcomes ... More >>

Danley delivers for Calvary Chapel Melbourne

Danley delivers for Calvary Chapel MelbourneUSA - As it heads into its third decade, Calvary Chapel Melbourne (CCM) in Florida has grown from a handful of believers assembled in a hotel conference room to a mega-church that serves over 10,000 members with three campuses spread across east-central Florida. In addition to its main campus in West Melbourne, CCM operates a 1,100-seat location in Sebastian River High School's auditorium and a 1,099-seat, purpose-built sanctuary in Viera, Florida. Beginning with the commons area at its main campus, CCM has been turning to ... More >>

Anastacia back on the road with Sennheiser

Anastacia back on the road with SennheiserWorld - Anastacia, a long-time user of Sennheiser, has re-emerged for her Resurrection Tour, with her voice sounding better than ever following her courageous battle with cancer. Once again, Sennheiser proves to be the right choice for her voice, as she delivers intimate and exciting performances night after night with an all new set list and a special Q&A session where she talks about her experiences in overcoming cancer. For the Resurrection Tour, which includes stops everywhere from Paris to Belarus to Brisbane, Anastacia's voice is ... More >>

Philips Vari-Lite delivers versatility to Thronecast

Philips Vari-Lite delivers versatility to ThronecastUK - Sky TV lighting designer Iain Davidson is using one of the latest additions to the Philips Vari-Lite product line, the feature-packed VL4000 Spot, to deliver smooth, precise effects and stunning colour to popular Sky Atlantic show Thronecast. The official fan companion series to widely-watched fantasy drama Game of Thrones (GoT), Thronecast follows shortly after each new instalment of GoT on a Monday night. Presented by Jamie East and Sue Perkins, the show sees a live discussion of the episode's events ... More >>

Ed Allday joins Marquee AV as project manager

Ed Allday joins Marquee AV as project managerUK - Marquee AV has announced the appointment of Ed Allday as project manager. An experienced engineer and project manager, Allday's previous career includes positions with SLR, AT&C and, most recently, Twisted Pear Consultancy. "This is an additional position that expands our capacity for managing our increasing portfolio of projects", said Mark Brown, MD of Marquee AV. "Ed has a lot of experience and works to the standard of quality we expect, and he has the enthusiasm and sense of humour to fit in well. We're pleased to welcome him ... More >>

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