26 March 2015

Music & Lights appointed exclusive W-DMX distributor

Music & Lights appointed exclusive W-DMX distributorItaly - Wireless Solution Sweden has appointed Music & Lights as the exclusive distributor of W-DMX for the Italian market. Wireless Solution has worked with Music & Lights for years, as OEM W-DMX systems are already installed in several products in the Music & Lights portfolio, including projectors by Prolights and ArchWork. "W-DMX has been recognized as a standard of high reliability and quality for professional performance and demanding environments," the manufacturer says. Fabio Sorabella, CEO of Music & Lights, states: "It has been ... More >>

Clay Paky B-EYEs illuminate Andrea Bocelli tour

Clay Paky B-EYEs illuminate Andrea Bocelli tourWorld - LD Aldo Visentin decided to include the Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE in his lighting design, and they certainly "contribute to the consensus and successes," that Andrea Bocelli's new concerts are achieving in the United States, up to the final event at Madison Square Garden "where all eyes were focused on us". The first series of concerts illuminated by A.leda B-EYE started in November and ended before last Christmas; while the second series of concerts will commence again in June, with a summer break, and then continue throughout ... More >>

Q-99 invests in Robe BMFL Spots

Q-99 invests in Robe BMFL SpotsSlovakia - Bratislava-based rental company Q-99, has expanded its already extensive stock of Robe moving lights with the purchase of 24 of the new BMFL Spot multi-functional moving lights. The company is headed by Martin Kubanka, who is also one of the country's leading lighting designers and a leading practitioner in European television and special event lighting and visuals. Kubanka first saw the BMFL in action during Robe's BMFL World Tour roadshows after its launch in September. "The technical parameters were so impressive," he ... More >>

ADJ Group restructures European management

ADJ Group restructures European managementThe Netherlands - The ADJ Group of Companies has announced that a new management team will be running its European operation with immediate effect. The new team will be responsible together for the continued growth of all European-based companies including ADJ Supply Europe B.V., Elation Professional B.V. and DuraTruss B.V. The new management team is made up of familiar faces from within ADJ Europe and consists of Marc Librecht, European sales manager (Elation); Kris Dawber, European sales manager (ADJ); Jo Mulders, general manager; and ... More >>

TDC forges training partnership with NIDA

TDC forges training partnership with NIDAAustralia - TDC - Technical Direction Company - has announced a pioneering partnership with the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), which will see TDC provide expertise, guidance and support to the next generation of Australia's artists, technical theatre designers and practitioners. Through this partnership, TDC will give NIDA students access to expert training and the latest cutting-edge stage and live performance technology including LED screens, large-scale projections, videos and broadcast camera systems. Michael Hassett, ... More >>

Pro Tech Marketing joins Community network

Pro Tech Marketing joins Community networkUSA - Established in 1985, Pro Tech Marketing is a professional manufacturers' representative firm supporting AV integrators, system design firms and end users in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and the Western panhandle of Texas including El Paso. The firm offers product and system design training, product demonstrations and sales support and has warehouse facilities in both Louisville (Denver area) and Tempe, Arizona. Pro Tech's success in the AV industry comes in large part from its emphasis on building lasting ... More >>

HSL has the X-Factor Live 2015

HSL has the X-Factor Live 2015UK - This year's X-Factor Live tour featured an outstanding collection of new artists including Fleur East and 2014 X Factor winner, Ben Haenow, who showcased their copious talents in a fast paced performance together with a vibrant and fluid visual environment produced and choreographed by Beth Honan and lit by Peter Barnes. The tour's technical direction was by Production North for Syco; production manager on the road was Mike Clegg. Lighting equipment was supplied by Blackburn-based rental specialist HSL. HSL has worked ... More >>

Prolight+Sound: Studiomaster to launch digiLiVE mixer

Prolight+Sound: Studiomaster to launch digiLiVE mixerGermany - Studiomaster will launch the digiLiVE ultra-compact digital audio mixer - a hybrid concept fully marrying the advantages of hardware / touch-screen control surface and remote tablet operation - simultaneously at Musikmesse and Prolight+Sound (15-18 April, Frankfurt). digiLiVE 16, a 16 input - 16 bus - 8 output digital audio mixer, sports a control surface integrating a 7" Android driven high-resolution touch-screen and eight motorized 100mm fader operation, alongside fully remote (iOS and Android) tablet operation. With an ... More >>

DPA Microphones launches Trade Up to d:fine campaign

DPA Microphones launches Trade Up to d:fine campaignWorld - DPA Microphones has launched a new worldwide 'Trade Up to d:fine' campaign, running from now until 30 April, 2015. As part of the campaign, anyone who buys a new DPA d:fine Headset Microphone will receive a rebate of $100 USD (or near-equivalent in local currency) provided they trade in an existing non-DPA headset microphone. All other headset microphones can be traded in - it doesn't matter what make or model. Participants can also trade in as many microphones as they like, provided they replace each one with a new d:fine. "... More >>

Noble launches Prestige and opens UK demo facility

Noble launches Prestige and opens UK demo facilityUSA / UK - In-ear monitor specialist Noble Audio has launched Prestige, its new flagship CIEM (Custom In Ear Monitor), billed as "an unashamedly luxurious bespoke-fit monitor offering Noble's finest audio performance and craftsmanship". Prestige is a high-end progression of Noble Audio's flagship custom K10 and universal-fit K10U IEMs. Like its K10 siblings, Prestige also employs Noble Audio's advanced 10-driver balanced armature technology to deliver its quality audio. This month, Noble Audio also unveiled its first UK demo facility. ... More >>

JBL reinforces Oxford Union debating chamber

JBL reinforces Oxford Union debating chamberUK - The Oxford Union has for many years been a forum for high class debating, both competitively and otherwise. In fact the Debating Society's Chamber been described as "the world's most prestigious" - having hosted speakers including President Ronald Reagan, Mother Teresa, Senator Bobby Kennedy, Michael Jackson and the Dalai Lama. The Union, founded in 1823, is Britain's second oldest Debating Union. The Chamber itself was designed by Alfred Waterhouse in 1878, and today it has a Grade II* listing. With a seating capacity of 450, for ... More >>

SSL Live in the mix at Les Victoires de la Musique

SSL Live in the mix at Les Victoires de la MusiqueFrance - Celebrating its 30th year, Les Victoires de la Musique is France's most prestigious annual awards ceremony, akin to the Grammy and BRIT Awards, and is broadcast live from the 5,000 seat Le Zénith arena in Paris. The nearly four-hour show, in which the French Music industry recognises the year's top recording artists, featured performances by David Guetta, Brigitte, Jean Louis Aubert and Christine and the Queens, among others, who were all supported by a full orchestra. For this year's live performances and broadcast, the ... More >>

Elation lighting and video package for Livewire

Elation lighting and video package for LivewireUSA - A new contemporary live entertainment venue, Livewire, opened recently in Scottsdale, Arizona, outfitted with a large, professional lighting and video system from Elation Professional supplied by Elation dealer Fyxx Entertainment. Located in the heart of Scottsdale's Entertainment District, Livewire is Arizona's newest premier concert and performance space, playing host to a spectrum of national touring acts (Jeff Bridges, The English Beat, Boyz II Men) and up-and-coming local bands all supported by state-of-the-art sound, ... More >>

PixelFLEX FLEXCurve LED backs Sunny Sweeney duet

PixelFLEX FLEXCurve LED backs Sunny Sweeney duetUSA - Sunny Sweeney's duet with Will Hoge of My Bed addresses the heartache at the end of a failed marriage while bringing the memory of classic country days like a George Jones and Tammy Wynette duet. The Parnelli Award-winning FLEXCurve LED tiles from PixelFLEX gives the boldness and contrast needed to shoot a music video for the song off the country songstress' new album, Provoked. The video is a two-scene set up, with Sweeney and Hoge performing on a white bed against a stark, black background. The idea for the chorus ... More >>

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