21 July 2014

Robe tops the class at The Academy

Robe tops the class at The AcademyAustralia - The Academy nightclub in Canberra, Australia is benefiting from a new Robe moving light installation which was supplied by locally based Elite Sound & Light and is designed to ensure that their popular EDM club nights and visiting live artists can enjoy the very best lighting and visual experiences. Elite's Darren Russell was asked to propose a design and his primary concern was to spec fixtures that would give the flexibility and variety of effects needed for long periods of operation, that would enable the club to have a ... More >>

Capital Sound enjoys new festival vibe at UK Live

Capital Sound enjoys new festival vibe at UK LiveUK - UK Live is a new series of one-day festivals held during June at three locations around the country. Capital Sound was tasked with providing audio systems for both the NE Live and SW Live sites. NE Live was held at Sunderland's Stadium of Light football ground with around 30,000 attending, whilst SW Live was held on the beach at Weston Super Mare for 15,000 with the crowds at both sites enjoying sets from headline act Jessie J, along with Jason Derulo, Rizzle Kicks, The Saturdays, The Vamps, Union J, Katy B, Rixton and Neon Jungle. ... More >>

Sennheiser UK sub distribution changes structure

Sennheiser UK sub distribution changes structureUK - As a direct result of an increase in business and market share within its sub distribution network, Sennheiser UK has announced a significant change to its sub distribution model in the UK. "The growth we are experiencing has been achieved across the whole Sennheiser portfolio, and will continue as Sennheiser and its partners introduce a raft of new product innovations later in the year," says channel sales manager Simon Druce. "We now have Sennheiser specialists within each of our distribution partners and they will receive ... More >>

Reno hotel transforms guest experience with Chauvet

Reno hotel transforms guest experience with ChauvetUSA - Everyone knows that the focus of Nevada hotels is on gambling, right? That is, of course, unless that establishment is the new Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno. The absence of gaming may be unusual in a Nevada hotel, but then again, how many luxury boutique hotels feature the 164-foot-tall exterior climbing wall and interior climbing boulders found at Whitney Peak? Occupying a building that once housed the iconic Fitzgerald's Hotel and Casino, a Reno landmark, Whitney Peak is the result of an extensive, carefully planned and ... More >>

Clay Paky joins Radio Italia in Milan's Piazza Duomo

Clay Paky joins Radio Italia in Milan's Piazza DuomoItaly - The first Radio Italia Live concert was held in 2012 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Radio Italia. On that occasion, the well-known radio station organized the show in Piazza Duomo in Milan for the first time. An amazing 150,000 plus people turned out for the event, which was broadcast live on Radio Italia and Video Italia and repeated on Italia 1. Since then, the organisation has decided to turn the Radio Italia Live concert into a regular event at the beginning of Milan's summer calendar, and today it is one of the few ... More >>

World Cup concert in Rio scores with DPA

World Cup concert in Rio scores with DPABrazil - When Spanish tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo took to the stage for the Concert in Rio, honouring the close of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, television audiences received a crystal clear sound thanks to DPA Microphones' d:dicate recording microphones. Performing at the HSBC Arena Stage in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, 11 July, Domingo was accompanied by Puerto Rican soprano Ana María Martínez, Chinese pianist Lang Lang and the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. With the entire world watching, Grammy Award-winner Jesse Lewis, audio ... More >>

Sennheiser welcomes home World Cup champions

Sennheiser welcomes home World Cup championsGermany - On 15 July 2014, the football world champions landed at Berlin's Tegel airport. They were given a rapturous welcome by the waiting fans and journalists. World champion sound as the players left the plane and on the visitors' terrace was provided by eight LSP 500 PRO from Sennheiser. At 10:08 precisely, the specially chartered Lufthansa Boeing 747 from Rio de Janeiro with the 23 German world champions on board touched down in Berlin. The triumphant national squad was given a rapturous reception by Tegel Airport staff, airline ... More >>

Swiss concert hall opts for Nexo Geo sound system

Swiss concert hall opts for Nexo Geo sound systemSwitzerland - A Nexo Geo S system has been installed into the new BCV Concert Hall in Lausanne, a classy new addition to the Swiss music education scene. BCV Concert Hall is part of the HEMU University of Music Lausanne, the 152-year-old music school, founded in the Romandy district of western Switzerland in 1861 as the Conservatoire de Lausanne, which is renowned for its highly qualified faculty members, challenging programme of studies and firm commitment to music on regional, national and international levels. Designed by prominent ... More >>

HSL helps Control t'force at Emley Moor Mast

HSL helps Control t'force at Emley Moor MastUK - Lighting and visuals rental specialist HSL supplied equipment for a bold, vibrant interactive lighting installation work, Control t'force, created by lighting designer James Bawn, that illuminated the 330m high Emley Moor Mast in west Yorkshire UK, which is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK, an iconic local landmark and the main UHF transmitter for most of the county. Specially commissioned by TG Events on behalf of Kirklees Council as part of Hypervelocity, the five-day grand final of the 100-day 2014 ... More >>

Elation helps create aquatic atmosphere in Mexico City

Elation helps create aquatic atmosphere in Mexico CityMexico - Elation Professional's Mexican partner, ADIMSA, has supplied Elation LED lighting fixtures to Inbursa Aquarium (Acuario Inbursa) in Mexico City, fulfilling product specification, on-site supervision, and lighting fixture programming duties for the world-class aquarium in collaboration with lighting designer Cynthia Ortiz. Owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, Inbursa features 230 species of sea life across 11,500sq.ft of space and is one of the largest aquariums in the world. Officially opened in June of this year, the ... More >>

tvONE ships new C2-2000 universal scaler series

tvONE ships new C2-2000 universal scaler seriesUK - tvONE is now shipping the new C2-2000 universal scaler series. The C2-2000 series encompasses the C2-2855 Universal Scaler, the C2-2755 Video Scaler and the C2-2655 Scan Converter. This new series provides the ultimate flexibility to the user, as the C2-2855 features the ability to up/down/cross convert, the C2-2755 to up/cross convert, and the C2-2655 to down convert. When asked about tvONE's new tactile user interface and software designs, Andy Fliss, tvONE's director of marketing said, "Our R&D team flawlessly succeeded in ... More >>

Yamaha releases software updates

Yamaha releases software updatesUK - Yamaha has released software updates for its CL and QL series digital mixing consoles, as well as updated versions of its StageMix iPad app. Available now as free downloads are V2.03 firmware and CL Editor for CL series consoles, V1.07 firmware and QL Editor V1.03 updates for QL series consoles and Version 4.5 StageMix iPad apps for QL, CL, M7CL and LS9 consoles. The firmware updates and Editor software updates are available as free of charge downloads from www.yamahaproaudio.com. StageMix 4.5 can be downloaded free from the iTunes ... More >>

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