20 November 2014

Inaugural PLASA Focus Glasgow comes to the SECC

Inaugural PLASA Focus Glasgow comes to the SECCUK - The latest in the successful series of PLASA Focus events will take place at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow on 2-3 December 2014. Aimed at bringing together audio and lighting experts working in the live events sector at a regional level, the show is a chance to meet representatives from industry leading companies to seek out the latest products and services - as well as a premier networking opportunity. Event Director, James Ashwood, comments: "There's a strong selection of lighting and audio companies at ... More >>

Twin SD7 desks in the mix at the Hollywood Bowl

Twin SD7 desks in the mix at the Hollywood BowlUSA - The Hollywood Bowl purchased a pair of DiGiCo SD7 digital mixing consoles - one for front-of-house, one for monitors - for its busy 2014 summer series of concerts, which came to a close in late September, enabling production staff to upgrade the operation of the installed PA system to 96 kHz resolution. This year's 15-week summer series, anchored by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, featured performances by major artists from all genres of music, including Gloria Estefan, Yo-Yo Ma, Elvis Costello, Herbie Hancock, Robyn, Steve Martin ... More >>

Roland solution for the Tokaj Festival Valley

Roland solution for the Tokaj Festival ValleyHungary - The Tokaj Festival Valley is part of a HUF 2 billion regeneration project designed to put the area of Tokaj-Hegyalja in Hungary firmly on the tourism and culture map. The complete transformation of the valley includes an open air theatre and stage, as well as a purpose built facility for cultural events, sports events and concerts aiming to boost visitors to the region and bring increased business to hotels, restaurants and local businesses. The long awaited grand opening ceremony took place recently, with Roland digital ... More >>

SES opens its doors at Pinewood Studios

SES opens its doors at Pinewood StudiosUK - SES has announced the opening of its satellite office within Pinewood Studios. With the continued growth of sales to the film industry, SES has taken space within the studios to better serve the production companies within. Holding a wide range of stock, SES are able to deliver within a very short time of receiving the order, or indeed , customers are able to collect directly. Production companies often require equipment at very short notice, so to have items available immediately will save time and money, and reduce stress. SES ... More >>

Martin schedules M-DMX interface hardware release

Martin schedules M-DMX interface hardware releaseDenmark - Martin Professional has announced the immediate pre-order availability of their new M-DMX interface hardware for connecting lighting software and DMX universes as well as several new controller solution bundles, including the M-PC 2U bundle and the LightJockey 2 and M-PC+ Controller kit. The Martin M-DMX is a rugged aluminium extruded device and is built with two XLR 5-pin DMX ports, a USB 2.0 connection and a K-lock slot for securing the device. The interface also features a new stackable design, LED indicators and isolated ... More >>

Eventide in strategic partnership with Yamaha

Eventide in strategic partnership with YamahaUSA - Eventide has confirmed the formation of a strategic partnership with Yamaha to develop signature effects for a future update to its recently announced flagship live sound console, the Rivage PM10. The Eventide H3000 Live plug-in will include some of the most widely used signature Eventide effects used in the live sound industry. "We have the utmost respect for Yamaha's deep roots in the music equipment industry. It is an honour to work with the company who is the largest manufacturer of musical instruments in the world. Their ... More >>

STL & Alchemy light up Leeds Castle

STL & Alchemy light up Leeds CastleUK - Using more lights than ever before STL created a light show with a punch at this year's Leeds Castle Fireworks display. Dubbed one of the South East's largest fireworks displays outside London, the Leeds Castle event in Kent, with synchronised lighting and fireworks to music, has become a draw for thousands of spectators each year and 2014 was better than ever. Based on the outskirts of Maidstone in Kent, STL has designed and installed lighting at the Leeds Castle Fireworks display for five consecutive years. The company's ability ... More >>

NMK roadshow success in Qatar and Oman

NMK roadshow success in Qatar and OmanQatar - Nicolas Kyvernitis Electronics Enterprises (NMK) reports successful roadshow seminars in Doha and Oman. The NMK Roadshow that took place in Doha, Qatar on 10 November 2014 and in Muscat, Oman on 18 November 2014 attracted a varied audience from systems integrators to end users. The attendees could choose to attend either morning session or afternoon sessions. The total number of the attendees reached 84. NMK product specialists teamed up with the manufacturers' representatives to deliver the presentations and product ... More >>

Jands Vista L5 in control on Thompson Square tour

Jands Vista L5 in control on Thompson Square tourUSA - Jands' flagship Vista L5 console is controlling a large rig on popular American country music duo Thompson Square's Just Feels Good tour, which features over 80 moving lights and a large configuration of HD video screens. Thompson Square consists of husband and wife, Keifer and Shawna Thompson. The group have received three fan-voted American Country Awards, a CMT Music Award, and were crowned the 2012 Academy of Country Music's Vocal Duo of the Year - the first new duo to win the award in 20 years. They are now one of ... More >>

Colour Sounds listens to The Kooks

Colour Sounds listens to The KooksUK - Lighting / visuals designer Jvan Morandi is enjoying his first tour with the UK indie rockers The Kooks, who have just kicked off a UK and European tour, with lighting, LED screens and several custom elements supplied by west London rental specialist, Colour Sound Experiment. Jvan is not afraid of taking a creative risk or two, and the design involves a provocative synergy of lighting and video delivered with Jvan's trademark thought and intelligence. The set embraces a whole range of styles characterized by The Kooks own ... More >>

ABC TV Melbourne installs Lawo consoles

ABC TV Melbourne installs Lawo consolesAustralia - Australian national public broadcaster ABC has taken delivery of two Lawo mc2 consoles - one large Lawo mc²90 and one compact mc²56 - for its ABC TV studios in Elsternwick, Melbourne. Supply, configuration, installation and commissioning were carried out by Lawo's Australian partner for audio and video broadcast equipment, Professional Audio & Television (PAT). The system, which was commissioned recently, consists of one Lawo mc2-90 console with 105 faders and a Lawo 48 fader mc2-56 console system. Lawo's mc2-90 flagship ... More >>

Georgia's Free Chapel expands with Meyer Mina

Georgia's Free Chapel expands with Meyer MinaUSA - Free Chapel in Georgia has opened a new satellite campus in Gwinnett with a Meyer Sound Mina line array loudspeaker system in its 900-capacity auditorium. The facility is the ministry's second venue to deploy Meyer Sound, following the success with a CQ-2 and MSL-4 loudspeaker system on its main campus in Gainesville. "Our Gwinnett auditorium is easily one of the best-sounding rooms I've heard in a long time in terms of coverage smoothness," says Michael Henson, technical director for Free Chapel. "The spoken word clarity is ... More >>

Schertler launches DYN P48 contact series

Schertler launches DYN P48 contact seriesSwitzerland - Schertler has announced the release of its new, re-engineered range of DYN contact microphones. The DYN P48 Series features a collection of fully balanced, active, dynamic models with Class A electronics. Benefitting from the latest developments in microphone technology, the DYN P48 Series now combines even better sound quality with a more elegant lightweight design and more user-friendly operation, says the company. Schertler's original DYN Series was first introduced over 20 years ago, with the contact microphones ... More >>

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