22 October 2014

PRG acquires Gearhouse, L.L.C.

PRG acquires Gearhouse, L.L.C.UAE - Production Resource Group, L.L.C. (PRG), one of the world's leading suppliers of entertainment and event technology headquartered in New York, is acquiring Dubai-based Gearhouse, L.L.C., the largest provider of turnkey event production services across the Gulf Region. PRG Chairman & CEO Jeremiah J. Harris and Peter McCann, the Managing Director of Gearhouse, L.L.C jointly announced the acquisition this week. Founded in 1994, Gearhouse, L.L.C. has long been established as the market leader with a client portfolio that includes ... More >>

Robe helps unmask Phantom magic in Estonia

Robe helps unmask Phantom magic in EstoniaEstonia - The Vanemuine Theatre in Tartu, Estonia, has just premiered its own new production of the epic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Phantom of The Opera. It is only the third occasion in over 25 years of this work that a producing house has been granted the right to produce a new version of the show adding elements of their own interpretation. It's also the first time that the worldwide hit Phantom has been produced in the Baltic states and former Eastern Europe - all of these facts an immense honour for Vanemuine. The ... More >>

K-array launches first purpose-designed FIRmaker line array

K-array launches first purpose-designed FIRmaker line arrayGermany / Italy - Italian loudspeaker manufacturer K-array has launched a new product that fully utilises the digital powers of , AFMG's ground-breaking beam steering and coverage control technology, FIRmaker. K-array KH8 features eight built-in DSP channels per enclosure, driving separate sections of 20 HF, MF, and LMF transducers, resulting in exceptional coverage control and a rated maximum SPL of 145dB, say AFMG. As well as being the first loudspeaker system that has been built from scratch with FIRmaker steering in mind, the ... More >>

Painting With Light restructures

Painting With Light restructuresBelgium - Creative lighting and visual design practice Painting With Light has announced a restructure, with Luc Peumans becoming the majority shareholder and CEO with immediate effect, taking over all the company's day-to-day management. Luc founded Genk based Painting With Light in 1999. He comments, "To move forward on the same trajectory for the next 15 years, I needed to be fully in control and accept responsibility for our future strategies, investments and direction ... and so the deal was negotiated on that basis". He adds that ... More >>

Standards on the Stage returns to LDI

Standards on the Stage returns to LDIUSA - Standards on the Stage will take place on Friday, 21 November, and Saturday, 22 November during LDI show floor hours and will feature educational and informational sessions on new standards, established standards, and draft standards from PLASA's Technical Standards Programme. Look forward to hearing from industry experts like Doug Fleenor, Richard Nix, Peter Willis, Karl Ruling, Mike Wood and more as they share their experiences and knowledge of PLASA's Technical Standards. Presentations will include such subjects as: a new ... More >>

Meyer Mica reinforces Sicilian amphitheatre concerts

Meyer Mica reinforces Sicilian amphitheatre concertsItaly - The 2,700-year-old Teatro Greco in Sicily recently hosted a summer concert series with artists including James Blunt, Simple Minds, and Italy's chart-topping Gigi D'Alessio. Faced with limitations for amplification in the historic amphitheatre, the audio team selected the flexible Mica line array loudspeaker system to ensure pristine audio quality throughout the arena. "Every time we go to the magical Teatro Greco, we are awed by the magnificence of this venue," reports Roberto Rosu, FOH engineer for Gigi D'Alessio. "And thanks ... More >>

SGM's G-Spot overcomes Azerbaijan's extreme weather

SGM's G-Spot overcomes Azerbaijan's extreme weather Azerbaijan - Mamedia group teamed up recently with SGM to deliver a full outdoor event concert package for the Nakhchivan city municipality in Azerbaijan; this included all technical project design and event management. "Not having had any outdoor equipment before, we wanted to offer them a flexible solution in sound and light from top manufacturers, so I chose SGM for the lighting and K-array for the PA system," explains CEO Boris Abdul. The eight G-Spots used for this open-air show were the first shipment of these fixtures received ... More >>

Cheap Trick hit the road with Adamson monitor rig

Cheap Trick hit the road with Adamson monitor rigUSA - Cheap Trick are currently out on tour with an assortment of gear that guarantees that their followers get the 'Cheap Trick' sound they expect. Burst Sound & Lighting, headquartered in Detroit, is the sound production company tasked with making sure the band has all of the equipment they require including a new Adamson Systems monitor rig. "We expanded our Adamson inventory when they rolled out the E218 line array cabinets earlier this year," explains Scott Ciungan, operations manager for Burst Sound & Lighting. "I knew the new ... More >>

Outline rocks Our House at V Festival

Outline rocks Our House at V FestivalUK - Robert Lawrence Event Production Resource recently installed Outline's Butterfly and Mantas line array systems, along with DVS 118 subs, in Virgin Media's Our House at V Festival. The all-weekend house party continued for the fourth year at V Festival with DJ sets from some of the UK's hottest musical talent including Red Light, Too Many T's, Shy FX, Mister Jam, Hannah Wants and Naughty Boy. Duplicated systems were installed at both V Festival sites, Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire. The highlight of the Our ... More >>

The Mermaid installs Bose Roommatch system

The Mermaid installs Bose Roommatch systemUK - Billed as one of the finest events and conference venues in central London, The Mermaid Conference & Events Centre in Blackfriars has a reputation to retain. When doubts were raised about the performance limitations of an existing sound system in the main auditorium, The Mermaid's technical manager, Andy Munro, approached Bose to find out what could be done to upgrade to a state of the art system. Fortunately, Bose had only recently introduced a new range of loudspeakers which bore all the hallmarks of being perfect for the venue. ... More >>

K-Array branches out at The Roundhouse

K-Array branches out at The RoundhouseUK - Lightning struck all summer at London's Roundhouse this year, as a special sound and lighting installation, Arboreal Lightning, formed the centrepiece of the venue's Summer Sessions. K-array loudspeakers helped transform the former locomotive shed into an interactive art space. Commissioned by Imogen Heap as the centrepiece for her Reverb mini-festival in August, Arboreal Lightning was a large-scale interactive installation, designed by Alex Haw at his atmos studio, which transformed sound and gesture into a fully immersive ... More >>

Bock finds slot for Nexus on The Tonight Show

Bock finds slot for Nexus on The Tonight ShowUSA - Emmy-nominated television LD Fred Bock is always filing away information about possible "future uses" when he encounters a new fixture. So when Bock of Ferri Lighting Design & Associates (FLDA) in New York saw the Nexus 4x4 LED panel from CHAUVET Professional at LDI, he made a mental note. "I thought they did a nice job and could be a good replacement for halogen matrix panels," he said. "They seemed like a nice solution looking for a challenge." Recently, Bock found a challenge that was tailor-made for the Nexus. The red-hot ... More >>

Masque Sound package for Newsies US tour

Masque Sound package for Newsies US tourUSA - When the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Newsies flies off the rack to begin its North American tour this month, sound designer Ken Travis relies on Masque Sound to deliver a dynamic custom audio equipment package for the smash hit. The musical features a score by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein and is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Having designed the sound for Newsies' Broadway run, Travis has a deep ... More >>

Behringer extends digital console family

Behringer extends digital console familyUSA - Building on the s success of the Behringer X32 which has become a best-selling digital console family, the company has announced four additions to their digital mixer lineup. The wireless, remote-controllable X AIR Series ranges from 12 to 18-inputs, with all boasting Midas-designed mic preamps, an integrated tri-mode Wifi router - and 4 X32 stereo FX processors that include close to 50 of the ever-growing X32's high-end FX 'Plug Ins'. Select X AIR models feature multichannel, bidirectional USB audio/MIDI interfaces and ULTRANET ... More >>

RTI releases Nano RGB 30 laser system

RTI releases Nano RGB 30 laser systemSwitzerland - RTI has updated their high professional Nano product range and released the RTI Nano RGB 30 with '10-10-10' ultra white-balanced setup. The new RTI Nano RGB 30 show laser light systems were especially developed for professional users with high demands that require professional quality without compromise. This new system comes with a '10-10-10' setup, meaning it has nearly an equal power distribution over the colour sources: >10W/638nm, >10W/530nm, >10.4W/450nm and a guaranteed power of 28W after aperture providing an ... More >>

SDUK promotes QLX-D system at PLASA London 2014

SDUK promotes QLX-D system at PLASA London 2014UK - Visitors to the Shure Distribution UK stand at PLASA London 2014 had the opportunity to learn more about Shure's QLX-D Digital Wireless system, which made its UK trade show debut at PLASA. Delivering exceptional wireless performance with transparent 24-bit digital audio, QLX-D features networked control and compatibility with Shure's intelligent rechargeable battery technology. QLX-D Digital Wireless transmits accurate audio with extended, flat frequency response. The system's automatic channel scan and IR sync make finding and ... More >>

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