18 September 2014

Derrick Zieba

Derrick ZiebaUK - Renowned throughout the theatre and music industries for his outstanding sound designs, Derrick Zieba passed away on 15 September after a recurrent illness. From his early days at the National Theatre to this Year's BRIT Awards, Derrick managed the difficult feat of being both exceedingly competent and persuasive technically, ensuring no compromise was brooked in the path to perfect sound. He had the ability to charm even the most demanding live performer or producer. These attributes proved invaluable to the many projects he ... More >>

PLASA Riggers' Forum to stage training discussion

PLASA Riggers' Forum to stage training discussionUK - The fifth annual PLASA Riggers' Forum will be held on Sunday 5 October 2014 from 2pm - 5pm in the North Hall Gallery rooms at ExCeL London, setting the scene for the PLASA Rigging Conference, which takes place on the following day. With drinks, refreshments and lively debate on offer, the forum provides an opportunity for members of the rigging community to meet in an informal environment and discuss issues that affect their everyday working lives. This year's Riggers' Forum will focus on a subject that has implications for ... More >>

Almoe keeps investing in Shure

Almoe keeps investing in ShureUAE - Nicolaos M Kyvernitis Electronics Ent, the designated Shure distributor in the Middle East, has recently supplied UHF - R Wireless Technology to Almoe AV Production and Rentals, rental division of the Almoe Group of Companies. UHF -R components acquired by Almoe include 10 UR4D+ wireless dual channel receiver units, five UR4S+ single channel receivers, 25 UR2 wireless handheld microphone transmitters with Beta 58A, twenty-five UR1 wireless body transmitters and 25 WL185 lavalier microphones. Almoe AV Production and Rentals ... More >>

CLD confirms merger with Iberian Lighting

CLD confirms merger with Iberian LightingUK - Hastings-based lamp and LED lighting specialist CLD Distribution has taken a major shareholding in bespoke lighting manufacturer Iberian Lighting - also based in Hastings - in a merger that unites CLD's rapid expansion into LED lighting technology with Iberian's experience in the design of specialist commercial and architectural products. Iberian, this year celebrating 50 years of successful business, is renowned for designing some of the world's largest lampshades and custom feature lighting elements. CLD has a fast-growing ... More >>

TAIT supplies stage lift to repurposed Tobin Centre

TAIT supplies stage lift to repurposed Tobin CentreUSA - The Tobin Centre for the Performing Arts, which opened on 5 September in San Antonio, will provide the community with a permanent world-class live entertainment venue. The Tobin Centre repurposes the city's existing Municipal Auditorium, built in 1926, and includes the 1,759-seat H-E-B Performance Hall, the 250-seat Carlos Alvarez Studio Theatre for smaller productions, rehearsals and community use, plus an outdoor performance plaza. The façade of the original building has been retained, but behind the scenes the Hall takes ... More >>

Serious Stages on Blackheath

Serious Stages on BlackheathUK - Serious Stages closed a busy 2014 festival season supplying stages and site structures to the inaugural On Blackheath festival, 13-14 September, 2014. On Blackheath announced its arrival on the UK festival map this September with a colourful weekend site combining musical headliners Massive Attack, Frank Turner and Grace Jones, with culinary delights including Gizzi Erskine's Chef's Club and a mixture of family entertainment. Promoter Harvey Goldsmith steered the content and managed the launch, with long term production director ... More >>

AES and OCA Alliance unite on control protocol

AES and OCA Alliance unite on control protocolUSA - The AES and OCA Alliance will be working together at the forthcoming 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles towards the ratification of the alliance's proposed Open Control Architecture as an AES public standard. At the same time, the alliance will be exhibiting on the exhibition floor (booth 1152), explaining and demonstrating the benefits of the OCA standards-based control and monitoring architecture, with a live demonstration of control and monitoring across networked audio devices from different manufacturers. OCA defines ... More >>

Ampco Flashlight invests in CycFX

Ampco Flashlight invests in CycFXThe Netherlands - Leading Dutch technical solutions provider Ampco Flashlight Rental has made another major investment in Robe products with the purchase of 55 x CycFX 8 fixtures, which were delivered by Robe's Benelux distributor, Controllux. Marco de Koff, Ampco Flashlight's operations manager explains how they were impressed by the functionality of the CycFX 8 and the fact that the fixtures are "unique and versatile" and therefore would be ideal to have in their rental stock. Already several of their clients and various lighting ... More >>

Nexus Diamonds add glitz to BET Experience Concert

Nexus Diamonds add glitz to BET Experience ConcertUSA - Even by LA standards, the 2014 BET Experience Concert at the Staples Centre was a star-studded affair, with the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Grammy winners Maxwell and Jill Scott gracing the stage for three glittering nights. Visions Lighting of Brea, CA created a lighting design that looked right at home with this on-stage glitz by using a visually powerful combination of video panels, strobes, and moving fixtures, along with some unique "light diamonds" created with 64 Nexus 4x4 LED panels from CHauvet ... More >>

DiGiCo expansion with SD10 for Flowsound

DiGiCo expansion with SD10 for FlowsoundThe Netherlands - Flowsound is a fast-growing, dynamic rental company based in the The Hague area of the Netherlands. It is a company that operates throughout Western Europe and only invests in high quality audio solutions. With this in mind, it recently expanded its rental stock by adding a DiGiCo SD10 mixing system. "After investing in an SD11i and SD9, plus D-Rack and MADI-Rack, in 2013 we saw an increasing demand for DiGiCo solutions," says Flowsound's owner, Floris van den Berg. "Engineers and sound designers specifically ask for ... More >>

ZED mixer installed in Indian medical institute

ZED mixer installed in Indian medical instituteIndia - The Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS) situated at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, recently installed an Allen & Heath ZED-420 4 bus analogue USB mixer in its new state-of-the-art interactive seminar suite. SAIMS provides a wide range of clinical diagnostic facilities and manages major surgical procedures including open heart surgery, neurology & neurosurgery, and knee & hip joint replacement. The Institute's building is also a teaching facility, housing all clinical and non-clinical departments, lecture ... More >>

D.A.S. Audio wins at the FIM Motocross GP

D.A.S. Audio wins at the FIM Motocross GPFrance - In early June the peaceful, well-preserved medieval town of Saint-Jean-d'Angély in France and its iconic racetrack - a fast hillside circuit made even more exciting by changing soil conditions - played host to the FIM Motocross Word Championship France Grand Prix. This premier motocross racing event draws in huge crowds and D.A.S. Audio professional sound systems were on hand to provide robust, crystal-clear sound for the thousands of professionals and fans who descended on Saint-Jean-d'Angély for the MX1 and MX2 ... More >>

Elation upgrade for LA's Vibiana event facility

Elation upgrade for LA's Vibiana event facilityUSA - Vibiana, originally St. Vibiana, Los Angeles' first Archdiocese Catholic cathedral and one of the city's few remaining nineteenth century landmarks, was beautifully transformed into a stunning full service event facility in the late 2000's, and more recently has been outfitted with a state-of-the-art Elation Professional LED lighting system. Located in the historic core of downtown Los Angeles, Vibiana is a much sought after venue for weddings and receptions, performing arts, and events of all types. Its historical atmosphere, ... More >>

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