21 August 2014

Robe Pointes tour with Chris Young

Robe Pointes tour with Chris YoungUSA - Twenty-two Robe Robin Pointes enhance the set for country music star Chris Young's US tour in support of award-winning country singer / songwriter Dierks Bentley. Bandit Lites are supplying the lighting equipment to production designer Chris Lisle, and the Pointes were specified as they could cut through and stand out from the video-orientated set. Lisle has used Robe's Robin LED fixtures on random shows and one offs before, but this is the first time he has specified them for a tour. "I had been hearing great things about the ... More >>

Sennheiser and Neumann on the battlefront

Sennheiser and Neumann on the battlefrontBelgium - The Benelux countries are rapidly making a name for themselves as a hotbed of musicals produced on a giant scale. As Soldaat van Oranje continues to wow Dutch audiences in a former aircraft hangar, a new production, 14-18, is now doing the same in a similarly vast Belgian venue - De Nekkerhal in Mechelen. The production brings the grim reality of Flanders fields to life with a high level of intensity and immediacy for the audience, a spectacle helped greatly by Sennheiser's flagship Digital 9000 wireless ... More >>

Meyer M'elodie hits the right notes for Hedwig

Meyer M'elodie hits the right notes for HedwigUSA - Sound designer Tim O'Heir has chosen a Meyer Sound system built around M'elodie line array loudspeakers to reinforce the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of the musical comedy Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The production entertains audiences with a high energy that Time Out New York says "makes Broadway rock harder than it ever has before". "The M'elodie centre array is working out perfectly for the vocals," says O'Heir. "It's a rock concert sound, but we also needed great intelligibility along with vocal punch, ... More >>

Ullevi Stadium's pillars washed with Martin Exterior 400s

Ullevi Stadium's pillars washed with Martin Exterior 400sSweden - As one of the largest arenas in the Nordic region, Sweden's Ullevi Stadium recently completed a renovation that increased its capacity from 54,000 to 75,000 people featuring 43,000 seats with another 32,000 in standing room. Located in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, the outdoor arena was inaugurated in 1958 when the country hosted one of the world's most prestigious soccer competitions. However, as the stadium has aged it has undergone a series of renovations, the first in 1985 when the stadium's iconic concrete pillars on ... More >>

Eve on Trak at V Festivals

Eve on Trak at V FestivalsUK - Eve supplied more than 7,500 Trakway panels to the two V Festivals last weekend, together with a pedestrian footbridge, barriers, anti-climb fence panels and other kit. At Hylands Park, Chelmsford, Eve put 750 hybrid box panels together for the biggest pad it's built, under the Virgin Media Stage platform, and used a new clamp attachment to drop Trakway into place for the MTV Stage, slashing the installation time. Festival manager, Simon Forshaw, comments, "Eve gets the job done with a remarkable amount of pace and it's very ... More >>

Energia entertains 100,000 at UMF Korea

Energia entertains 100,000 at UMF KoreaSouth Korea - This year's Ultra Music Festival (UMF) Korea took place in Seoul, South Korea with more than 100,000 EDM fans and music lovers in attendance. The event, which took place at the Olympic Stadium Sports Complex, featured heart-thumping beats produced by the world's top DJs reinforced by Adamson Energia loudspeakers. The ground floor of the Olympic arena was converted into the nation's largest outdoor club for the two day event. Electronic music was delivered by a number of big-name DJs including Steve Angelo, Above & Beyond, ... More >>

Reggensburg classical festival mixed with Lawo

Reggensburg classical festival mixed with LawoGermany - As in recent years, sound engineer Carsten Kümmel handled classical production duties at the 2014 Thurn & Taxis Classic Festival (Schlossfestspiele) in Regensburg. Among the performances he mixed were Guiseppe Verdi's Rigoletto, Operas in Bavarian and the gala performance of star soprano Angela Gheorghiu and the Symphonic Orchestra from Hof/Germany - all on a Lawo mc²56 console. The most testing production for Kümmel was Rigoletto, where more than 60 microphones were in use. As previously, he took a ... More >>

DALD lights Westfield's Sky Store

DALD lights Westfield's Sky StoreUK - David Atkinson Lighting Design (DALD) recently completed the lighting design for the new flagship Sky Store at Westfield, White City, London. With the lighting playing such an important part in the overall concept for the store, DALD was bought into the project at a very early stage. The Sky design team's brief to DALD was for the lighting to create a dynamic energy enhancing lighting scheme within an area of Westfield that has high ambient levels of natural and artificial light. The store consisted of the following areas of ... More >>

Showline luminaires on Gary Allan tour

Showline luminaires on Gary Allan tourUSA - With nine studio albums, 26 singles on the Billboard charts, and five number one hits, Gary Allan is one of country music's hottest stars on tour today. On the 2014 Set You Free tour, Allan and his design team are maintaining that same tradition with lighting designer Brandon Quisberg using Showline SL NITRO 510 luminaires from Philips Entertainment, provided by Elite Multimedia, to achieve a wide variety of powerful and dynamic looks. "This is my first tour with Gary Allan and we wanted a big show with a big feel," ... More >>

Forecastle Festival rocks with Bandit Lites

Forecastle Festival rocks with Bandit LitesUSA - "This feels like a perfect night in Louisville where anything can happen." Beck may have been speaking on the last night of the Forecastle Festival, where he closed out the three day musical bonanza, but the sentiment could have applied to the entire weekend, where 75,000 gathered to enjoy music, arts and Kentucky bourbon. Bandit Lites worked with AC Entertainment and the festival's production manager, Richard Wold of Lambda Productions, to provide the lighting rig for two stages and the DJ tent. Dubbed by Rolling Stone ... More >>

Sune Snellman Jakobson sings Metric Halo's praises

Sune Snellman Jakobson sings Metric Halo's praisesDenmark - Sune Snellman Jakobsen is a live mix engineer stationed in Copenhagen whose credits include world tours with The Raveonettes, Mew, Mercury Rev from NY, Kashmir from Denmark, and, most recently, Trentem°ller. An avid Metric Halo user, Jakobsen owns a ULN-8 interface and a LIO-8 interface and regularly uses their SpectraFoo sound analysis software to set up shows and to help identify and solve problems while mixing. His interfaces carry Metric Halo's optional +DSP, which allows him to run their powerful plug-ins on critical ... More >>

High Resolution Audio focus at AES Convention

High Resolution Audio focus at AES ConventionUSA - The 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention (9-12 October, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Centre in downtown Los Angeles) will feature a High Resolution Audio (HRA) programme Friday, 10 October. The direct result of a collaborative effort between the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, the HRA programme will include a number of panels and sessions that address the current and future direction of HRA from various perspectives, including content creation, digital distribution, licensing ... More >>

Bubble & Squeak strengthens team

Bubble & Squeak strengthens teamUK - Bubble & Squeak PR and marketing agency for the broadcast and media technology sector, has appointed Andrew Winter as client development consultant. He will join on 1 September from SGL where he was marketing director and will be working on new business development and providing marketing services to Bubble & Squeak's client roster. Prior to joining SGL, Winter held marketing director roles at Orad and IBIS. He started his broadcasting life in radio production and presentation at Capital Radio. Part of the launch team at Southern ... More >>

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