30 January 2015

Avolites appoints Improve as Dutch reseller

Avolites appoints Improve as Dutch resellerUK / The Netherlands - Lighting and visual control expert Avolites has appointed South Holland-based Improve as its new Digital Media Reseller in The Netherlands. The announcement comes just weeks before Avolites and Improve team up at the Amsterdam tradeshow Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) to exhibit Avolites' range of control consoles and servers and unveil the new features of its Ai V8 software. In May 2014, Avolites appointed Fairlight as its sole distributor for The Netherlands, and they will also be represented at ISE by Menno ... More >>

Yamaha QL1 in St Martin-in-the-Fields upgrade

Yamaha QL1 in St Martin-in-the-Fields upgradeUK - One of London's most famous places of worship, St Martin-In-The-Fields, has a long history of opening its doors to people from all faiths and walks of life - or indeed no faith at all. Welcoming 750,000 visitors every year to church services, events and music performances, a Yamaha QL1 digital mixing console is at the heart of its newly-upgraded audio system. The church also occupies a special place in broadcast history, having made the very first religious broadcast, and it continues to broadcast to people around the world. ... More >>

Autograph continues to invest in EM Acoustics

Autograph continues to invest in EM AcousticsUK - Autograph Sound Recording, one of the UK's most iconic names in theatre sound design and rental services, has recently invested in yet another very large batch of EMS-51 loudspeakers from EM Acoustics, bringing their total inventory up to an impressive 239 cabinets. This is in addition to the rest of their EM inventory which also includes i-8 and i-12 subwoofers as well as EMS-81 and EMS-121 full range loudspeakers. According to Autograph's rental director, Scott Arnold, the ultra-compact passive EMS-51 has more than earned its ... More >>

Robe rigs for Arctic Monkeys Brazil double

Robe rigs for Arctic Monkeys Brazil doubleBrazil - UK based lighting designer Sam MacLaren was happy to be using Robe moving lights on his rig for two high profile back-to-back shows in Brazil which concluded the UK indie rockers Arctic Monkeys AM world tour, which had been on the road for 18 months. Robe fixtures were supplied for the shows - Anhembi in Sao Paulo, an open air space famously utilized for their Carnival, and Rio's HSBC Arena - by leading Brazilian lighting rental company LPL, project managed for them by Erich Bertti. Robe has been one of the 'preferred ... More >>

Meyer Sound LEO goes 'Gangnam Style' with Psy

Meyer Sound LEO goes 'Gangnam Style' with PsySouth Korea - Psy, a global superstar, recently played four sold-out shows at Seoul's 14,000-capacity Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena. Dubbed All Night Stand, the hometown shows were powered by a Meyer Sound LEO linear large-scale sound reinforcement system. "The extended headroom and linear output characteristic of LEO is huge with Psy's music," says Park Dong Won, the singer's veteran FOH engineer. "The highs were smooth and natural, even when we pushed the levels, and the dispersion meant uniform coverage for every seat. I'm not ... More >>

Adimsa energises Mexican nightlife with Elation

Adimsa energises Mexican nightlife with ElationMexico - Elation Professional's Mexican partner, Adimsa, is involved in a large variety of projects throughout the course of a year and often turns to Elation products to fulfill the demand for dynamic lighting. Recently, dimsa has supplied Elation LED lighting fixtures to several top clubs in Mexico including Republica-DF in Mexico City and Press Club in Monterrey. Last fall, Adimsa supplied and installed Elation LED lighting in one of the bustling city's newest hotspots, Republica club. The 800-capacity club, inspired by the old house ... More >>

DiGiCo connects at ISE 2015

DiGiCo connects at ISE 2015The Netherlands - ISE 2015 will see DiGiCo consoles connected across multiple booths via a DiGiCo-Optocore/Broaman network, demonstrating the system's suitability for transporting a number of different signal protocols to multiple locations. "This year, we will be showing a DiGiCo SD7, SD10, SD5, SD9 and SD11, which will connect to a number of different locations," explains Jaap Pronk from DiGiCo's Dutch distributor TM Audio, on whose booth number 7-K175 DiGiCo will be based. "We will connect the SD7, SD5 and SD10 together on an ... More >>

Alcons feeling at home at ISE 2015

Alcons feeling at home at ISE 2015The Netherlands - Dutch audio innovator Alcons Audio will be showcasing its latest pro-ribbon sound system innovations at the upcoming Integrated Systems Europe show in Amsterdam. The joint-venture of InfoComm and CEDIA forms an appropriate platform for Alcons to display the wide portfolio of its evolutionary audio solutions: From high-power installed sound reinforcement all the way to the finest Home Theatre sound systems, all featuring the same 1:1 natural crystal-clear response, with low-distortion, very high SPL and wide and deep ... More >>

Barix debuts forward compatible OEM module

Barix debuts forward compatible OEM moduleThe Netherlands - IP audio and control specialist Barix has long had a strong OEM business, with the company's IPAM module series at the core of tens of thousands of devices deployed worldwide today. At ISE 2015, Barix will exhibit its latest module, the IPAM302, for vendors and systems integrators seeking cost-efficient, openly programmable modules to build their own IP audio products - as well as for companies interested in private-label products manufactured by Barix. The recently introduced IPAM302 is more compact and uses less ... More >>

Ravensbourne students work on BVE broadcasts

Ravensbourne students work on BVE broadcastsUK - At BVE 2015, taking place at ExCel London from 24-26 February, nine students from London's Ravensbourne undergraduate Broadcast Engineering, Film, and TV courses will gain first-hand experience in live production by assisting in the daily show live from the BVE show floor. "We are absolutely delighted to be participating in BVE and to be working at BVE in this very hands-on manner. It's invaluable experience for our students, allowing them to put the skills they've learned to excellent use in a live environment, surrounded by their ... More >>

Laserworld in 'Deal of the Year for Europe'

Laserworld in 'Deal of the Year for Europe'Switzerland - The merger between the HB-Laserkomponenten GmbH and Laserworld (Switzerland) AG, which concluded in mid 2014, has been awarded Deal of the Year for Europe by Acquisitions International, a magazine specializing in the analysis and evaluation of company mergers and acquisitions worldwide. "We're very happy to have received this award," says Norbert Stangl, sales and marketing director of the Laserworld Group. "The potential that arouse from this deal for the whole company group is huge and we already see the ... More >>

dbn drops in on the Warehouse Project

dbn drops in on the Warehouse ProjectUK - dbn Lighting provided lighting, visual design and equipment for the most recent season of Manchester's famous Warehouse Project (WHP 2014). Among the UK's most popular club experiences, a line-up including Richie Hawtin, Alesso, Annie Mac, Jamie XX, Fatboy Slim, Fac51 The Haçienda, The Martinez Brothers and literally hundreds more top artists, made the beats move and groove back at WHP's spiritual home, the Store Street arches underneath Piccadilly station dbn's own WHP team was project managed by Pete Robinson. The company has ... More >>

PixelFLEX world's first in Bridgestone Arena

PixelFLEX world's first in Bridgestone ArenaUSA - The world's first 2mm convex LED video wall was installed by PixelFLEX in the new VIP Lexus Lounge at Nashville's nationally acclaimed and award winning Bridgestone Arena. The Lexus Lounge was recently added to Bridgestone Arena to transform the VIP experience of visiting fans. The private 450-member club boasts the PixelFLEX FLEXUltra LED wall that is 47ft in width and 7ft in height behind the bar, displaying a panoramic, high definition view of Nashville Predators games and other entertainment events held within the facility. "... More >>

MOOV TV into outside broadcasting

MOOV TV into outside broadcastingUK - Broadcast graphics company MOOV has extended its services into outside broadcasting with a three year production deal with the Professional Squash Association (PSA) to provide production services for its World Tour events. The first event in the contract is the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, held on 16-23 January 2015 from inside Grand Central Terminal in New York City. Nev Appleton, director, MOOV, said, "MOOV has 15 years' experience working in live sport productions, which has given us the invaluable insight that has ... More >>

Paragon 360 calls on Chauvet for church renovation

Paragon 360 calls on Chauvet for church renovationUSA - Emmanuel Baptist Pastor Wade Burleson described the results of Paragon 360's recent renovation project at his church in Enid, Oklahoma - by saying "Paragon hit a homerun with this one". To extend the baseball analogy a step further, one impressive result of that renovation is that Emmanuel Baptist can now make the transition from a traditional service with a choir to a band-led contemporary service in about the same time it takes Major League teams to complete one innings of play. Springfield, MO-based Paragon 360 accomplished ... More >>

Women In Events hosts show drop-in

Women In Events hosts show drop-inUK - The Network Of Women In Events (NOWIE) is hosting its first 'drop in' style event at the forthcoming Event Production Show. On Thursday 19 February, NOWIE committee members are inviting any women working in the live events industry to join them from 12 noon in the bar area of the main hall for an informal get-together and lunch. Established in 2013, NOWIE hosts a regular series of networking events throughout the year and across the UK, typically aligning with major festivals or outdoor events and featuring a keynote speaker. The ... More >>

LTM stages LoadGuard Motor School in Liverpool

LTM stages LoadGuard Motor School in LiverpoolUK - Wirral-based Lift Turn Move Ltd (LTM) has just staged a LoadGuard Training School at the famous Liverpool Arena and Convention Centre. 16 of their clients and a few members of the ACC team travelled from all over the country to attend the LoadGuard School. The course was extremely popular and could have been filled twice over. The school was presented by LTM's technical manager, Dave Ward, with Jim Marshall backing him up. John Jones threw in a few anecdotes and stories about usage and application solutions. ACC Liverpool was a ... More >>

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