entertainment • presentation • installation

30 September 2016

Audio-Technica announces high-tech subsidiary

Audio-Technica announces high-tech subsidiaryUSA - Audio-Technica has announces the formation of a new subsidiary company, named Alteros, which the company says will allow for a dedicated focus on a wide range of technically advanced solutions that directly address the issues surrounding the ever-shrinking frequency spectrum, affecting the operation of wireless products used in live audio production, broadcast studios, sporting events, theatres and other applications. The announcement of the formation of Alteros, an Audio-Technica company, was made by Philip Cajka, Audio-Technica ... More >>

CUK Audio to distribute AUDAC in UK

CUK Audio to distribute AUDAC in UKUK - CUK Audio has announced an exclusive partnership with PVS nv of Belgium for the distribution of their three brands, AUDAC, Caymon and Procab, throughout the UK, effective 1 October. AUDAC offers an extensive range of audio products designed for the fixed installation market, from digital matrix systems to loudspeakers of every type, shape and size, to amplifiers, preamps, microphones, wall plates and much more. Caymon and Procab provide racks, flight casing and cables. CUK Audio MD Stuart Thomson comments: "As CUK Audio has grown ... More >>

Ambersphere celebrates success at Olympia

Ambersphere celebrates success at OlympiaUK - PLASA 2016 has been chalked up as a resounding success by Ambersphere Solutions. The combination of the demo areas that showcased new products from Clay Paky and Ayrton Lighting and the enthusiastic hospitality of the whole Ambersphere team proved a real winner, attracting a constant stream of visitors - customers both old and new. MD Glyn O'Donoghue reflects on the show: "PLASA London was a real success for Ambersphere. We were excited to feature a whole host of new products from our manufacturing partners. From Clay Paky, we ... More >>

Best PLASA yet for Current RMS

Best PLASA yet for Current RMSUK - PLASA London 2016 proved to be the best UK show yet for Current RMS. The new venue, Olympia, in central London made the event much more accessible, helping play a part in such a busy stand for Current RMS. The team were flat out, providing demos of the online hire management system, on a range of devices, across all three days of the event. Also helping contribute to a busy stand was the buzz around all of the new features released within the system since last year's show. These included; Free Scan, an easy process to add ... More >>

Elation Platinum FLX for Cro unplugged tour

Elation Platinum FLX for Cro unplugged tourGermany - One of Germany's most influential artists of recent years is pop rapper Cro, who is just wrapping up an MTV Unplugged Open Air tour that played dates across the country this summer. Lighting design was by one of Germany's preeminent designers, Gunther Hecker from CUE Design, who incorporated Elation Professional Platinum FLX hybrid moving heads supplied by German production company satis&fy. Known for wearing a panda mask when he performs, Cro's music is a catchy fusion of rap and pop, called 'raop', which, based on his ... More >>

White Light supports Save the Children fundraiser

White Light supports Save the Children fundraiserUK - The International Arbitration Charity Ball brings together 600 high profile figures, firms and specialists for an evening of fine dining and spectacular fundraising. The event raises money for Save the Children's Emergency Fund and has raised over £1,300,000 since the first event in 2010. The ball gives the Arbitration community the chance to come together, network, and support Save the Children. Following its work on other charity fundraisers, White Light was called upon to provide the production support for the evening. The ... More >>

Focusrite: 'major updates' in RedNet Control 2.0

Focusrite: 'major updates' in RedNet Control 2.0UK - Focusrite, international leader in audio interface design, has announced a major update to its RedNet Control software system that provides remote control for products in the company's RedNet range of Dante-based audio-over-IP systems. RedNet users worldwide are employing and planning ever-larger RedNet systems, and RedNet Control 2.0 was developed in response to this trend, the company says. Based around a web-browser-like tabbed graphical interface, RedNet Control 2.0 is designed to handle the largest RedNet system, with the ... More >>

TSO Productions off to a strong start

TSO Productions off to a strong startSouth Africa - TSO Productions is a new company established by well-known South African technician and musician, Kgomotso Malebye. For a company that's three months old, Kgomotso has been busy every week and supplied the technical for the Gsport Awards, an event which encourages women in sport and which was broadcast live for SABC 2, among a number of other events. "There is a demand to buy more gear because the word has gone out quickly and I'm doing a lot of work," he said. "Sometimes it feels unreal, if I can put it like that. I feel ... More >>

VUE reinforces Milwaukee's Summerfest

VUE reinforces Milwaukee's SummerfestUSA - Milwaukee's Summerfest - "The World's Largest Music Festival" as certified by Guinness World Records - this year spanned 11 days and hosted upwards of 800,000 people. To handle the heat of such a massive show, Clearwing Productions deployed a range of VUE loudspeakers, including the new al-12 Large Format Line Array System, to the festival's Briggs and Stratton Big Backyard stage, where attendees enjoyed performances by O.A.R., Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Gavin DeGraw, Matisyahu, Stephen 'Ragga' Marley, Kool and the Gang, and ... More >>

Aurora tours with DPA

Aurora tours with DPANorway - Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora Aksnes is currently touring Europe with a full complement of DPA microphones for her vocals, backing vocals and all of the instruments in her band. Known simply as Aurora, this exceptional artist released her debut EP Running with the Wolves in May 2015. Later the same year she provided the backing track for the John Lewis Christmas advert, singing a cover of the Oasis song Half the World Away. Capturing the haunting quality of Aurora's voice was top of the list for her FOH ... More >>

ALD congratulates KOI Award-winning members

ALD congratulates KOI Award-winning membersUK - As the spotlight of the Knight of Illumination awards moves from centre stage for another year, the Association of Lighting Designers (ALD) acknowledges the success of its members in the winning line-ups across all the disciplines of live performance lighting. ALD professional members Michael Hulls and Mark Henderson won awards for their significant works in dance and theatre respectively, and Bernie Davis was awarded for his work on the televised BBC Proms Season 2015/2016. ALD Fellow Patrick Woodroffe won in the Concert Touring ... More >>

AJR Audio supports District Six the Musical

AJR Audio supports District Six the MusicalSouth Africa - District Six the Musical, by David Kramer and Taliep Peterson, was brought to life at Pretoria Boys High School at the Desmond Abernethy Hall with the technical supplied by AJR Audio. AJR's Head of Lighting Marnus Schoeman was responsible for the lighting design, while the school children were the performers and worked as backstage crew. The poignant production included Robe Pointes, miniPointes, Robin 100 LEDBeams and CycFX8s. Going back in history, District Six was an area in Cape Town named in 1867 and was an ... More >>

Debut for youth awards at Stage|Set|Scenery 2017

Debut for youth awards at Stage|Set|Scenery 2017Germany - One hundred and fifty years ago the opera Roméo et Juliette was first performed by Charles Gounod on 27 April 1867. It is with this event in mind that an assignment will be given to the contestants of the newly created Weltenbauer.Youngsters.Awards 2017, an international prize to be jointly presented by Messe Berlin and Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft (DTHG). Trainees, students (ranging from schools to vocational and higher education) from any country specialising in the theatre, films and event ... More >>

Absen and Clear Channel partnership takes off

Absen and Clear Channel partnership takes offFinland - Clear Channel Finland has updated their Business Panorama digital network at Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport with the installation of two 8.7sqm Absen N4 LED screens to deliver advertising campaigns from some of the world's best known brands. Chosen by Clear Channel International as a trusted partner for some of the world's biggest airports, Absen is fast emerging as a leading product specialist in the digitisation space. Completed in 2016, the installation marked another milestone in the relationship between Clear ... More >>

ProLights shows LED Innovations at PLASA 2016

ProLights shows LED Innovations at PLASA 2016UK - ProLights received a great reception to their latest product line-up showcased on the A.C. Entertainment Technologies stand at PLASA 2016. Highlights included the ArenaCOB LED blinder, as used on Coldplay's recent stadium tour, and the stunning new Stark1000 LED Wash Light. The ProLights ArenaCOB4 IP65 LED blinder family were supplied to leading rental company Lite Alternative, for the European leg of Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams stadium tour. World-renowned tour lighting designer, Paul Normandale, commented, "I needed ... More >>

Chroma-Q Color Force II impresses at PLASA 2016

Chroma-Q Color Force II impresses at PLASA 2016UK - Chroma-Q launched their new Color Force II range of professional LED luminaires at PLASA 2016 to much interest from visitors. The product received a special commendation at the show's Awards for Innovation - with judges praising the fixtures' notable evolution from the original Color Force range. After Color Force revolutionised the lighting market six years ago, the next generation Color Force II range utilises the very latest fully homogenised optics to deliver a superior single colour blend with no unsightly colour mixing ... More >>

QSC premieres the TouchMix-30 mixer

QSC premieres the TouchMix-30 mixerEurope - QSC has introduced the TouchMix-30 Pro, 32-channel digital mixer to customers worldwide, with immediate availability in select markets. Designed for production professionals, musicians and bands as well as live performance venues, TouchMix-30 Pro is a compact digital mixer with features and functionality that "will satisfy the most demanding professional, while also providing an intuitive workflow that delivers great results, quickly and easily, to users at every level of experience". With 32 mixing channels (24 Mic/Line, 6 ... More >>

L-Acoustics to demo AVB-ready systems at AES

L-Acoustics to demo AVB-ready systems at AESUSA - The 141st AES Convention, taking place from 29 September 29 through 2 October at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, is hosting exclusive demonstrations of L-Acoustics' newly launched Kiva II ultra-compact line source, as well as the KS28 reference subwoofer and X Series of coaxial enclosures. These demos will also showcase L-Acoustics' latest developments on the open standard Audio Video Bridging/Time Sensitive Networking (AVB/TSN) technology. Show control for the demos will be managed using an Apple Mac mini equipped with Q-Lab ... More >>

VDC launches new packaging for Van Damme

VDC launches new packaging for Van DammeUK - VDC Trading has announced the release of a new design and packaging for the Van Damme professional musician range of cables. Available off the shelf from a range of quality outlets, the range consists of top of the range cables for studio, amplification, microphone and guitar applications in a variety of combinations and specifications to suit all needs. VDC CEO Niall Holden said, "The new blister pack range represents the best of the most popular cables in an easily identifiable format with most of the options an industry ... More >>

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