entertainment • presentation • installation

21 October 2016

Allen & Heath celebrates dLIve touring success

Allen & Heath celebrates dLIve touring successUK - Allen & Heath is celebrating global success with its flagship dLive digital mixing system, which has been specified by many engineers on international riders over its first season, culminating in over 150 touring PA rental companies investing in the product worldwide. "dLive has turned a lot of touring engineers' heads with its smart, customisable workflows and stunning FX and DEEP processing plug-ins. The 96kHz sampling rate, plus dLive's potential for expansion and integration make it a no-brainer," explains Leon Phillips, Allen ... More >>

Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 launched at LDI

Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 launched at LDIUSA - The new Christie Pandoras Box 6.0 media server and Widget Designer 6.0 are officially launching at LDI in Las Vegas this week. The Pandoras Box system combines the newest rendering technology with intuitive media and show control. Pandoras Box is used around the world for live experiences including multi-media events and projection mapping. The system can be set up as a standalone playback device, network playback client or in console mode for direct DMX Control. Among its many new features, Multi User mode allows multiple ... More >>

CT restructures German operation

CT restructures German operationGermany - Creative Technology (CT) has had another strong year delivering some spectacular events across all of its world-wide operations. In the continuing drive to improve efficiency in an increasingly competitive marketplace will be substantially restructured. The business will retain key customer facing resources in Stuttgart, Cologne and Berlin but will, in future, service and administer its business from one of its major hubs in Holland, UK, Spain or further afield in the Middle East, USA or Asia Pacific. Sales and project ... More >>

Focusrite Novation names director of sales

Focusrite Novation names director of salesUSA - Focusrite Novation Inc., the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of the UK-based manufacturer Focusrite Audio Engineering, has announces the appointment of industry veteran Craig Lewis to the position of director of sales for the Focusrite and Novation brands. Focusrite Red and RedNet will continue to be handled by Kurt Howell, national accounts manager. The announcement was made by Focusrite Novation Inc. president Phil Wagner, underscoring the ongoing growth and expansion of the Focusrite and Novation brands and their sales channels in ... More >>

Robe central to Jewell rig in Las Vegas

Robe central to Jewell rig in Las VegasUSA - Robe moving lights - 48 x Pointes, eight DLX Spots and eight ColorStrobes - are central to the lighting rig at Jewel, the Hakkasan Group's newest night destination venue in Las Vegas, designed by the Audiotek team led by Frank Murray. Dublin & London, based Audiotek has worked on a number of other premium projects for Hakkasan Group, and for this one they designed, specified, coordinated, project-managed and commissioned the club's technical infrastructure which included lighting, video and audio. "Every project offers new and ... More >>

Lode Audio introduces LA1 server

Lode Audio introduces LA1 serverUK - Lode Audio, the UK-based audio company that creates products dedicated to the custom installation market, has introduced the LA1 - a single-zone music server that combines Hi-Fi quality performance with the control and reliability demanded by the custom installation industry. The next stage in the Lode Audio product road map, which has already seen the LA4 4-zone music server receive wide acclaim from installers and users alike, the LA1 is 1U tall and 9 ½ "wide (two units can fit side-by-side in a 19" rack) features high-end DACs ... More >>

Glen Rowe appointed Backstage Academy MD

Glen Rowe appointed Backstage Academy MDUK - Award-winning Muse tour director and founder of Cato Music, Glen Rowe, has been appointed managing director of Backstage Academy with immediate effect. Backstage Academy is a centre of excellence for the future of the live industry, created solely for the next generation of touring and creative professionals. Located next door to Europe's largest production campus, Production Park, the Academy continues to provide real-life training and exciting employment opportunities for students. Rowe's appointment brings his successful Cato ... More >>

13th century castle illuminated by SGM

13th century castle illuminated by SGMDenmark - Koldinghus is a castle built in the 13th century, located in the town of Kolding. For decades the castle has been illuminated by conventional discharge lamps, which is a costly affair in regards to both power and maintenance. Therefore, Business Kolding and the Municipality of Kolding decided to implement a new and more up-to-date lighting solution. Apart from being expensive and high-maintenance, the old lighting solution did not contribute positively to the appearance of the old castle's architecture. The overall aim for the ... More >>

Jimmy Buffett back on the road with Bandit

Jimmy Buffett back on the road with BanditUSA - Jimmy Buffett is about to wrap his I Don't Know Tour, an ironic name considering how iconic the singer and performances have become. Having toured every year since 1976, the self-proclaimed beach bum knows how to entertain his legion of fans, many of whom make the trek to see his shows many times over. Bandit Lites is the long-time lighting vendor of Buffett, and helps transform every stage into a paradise for both the audience and the performer. Lighting designer Steve Hoover first toured with Buffett in the early 1990s and has ... More >>

MLA Mini chosen for Oslo University's Aula

MLA Mini chosen for Oslo University's AulaNorway - A Martin Audio MLA Mini Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array has been installed at the University of Oslo (UiO) flagship auditorium - replacing the previous PA system. The integration was carried out by Atendi AS, Martin Audio's pan-Scandinavian distributors, and the installation itself is in the Aula, the University's famous ceremonial hall, known for its festive events, concerts and art. In fact, from 1947 until 1989 it hosted the Nobel Peace Prize, but when that auditorium gradually became too small, the ceremony was moved to ... More >>

NXT-1 panels create focal point for Abel Pintos

NXT-1 panels create focal point for Abel PintosAreentina - Deligio-Producciones Técnicas created spectacular looks for Argentinian superstar Abel Pintos, thanks in part to the adroit use of Next NXT-1 moving LED panels from Chauvet Professional. Lighting designer Pablo Deligio, who co-owns the production company with his father Nestor Deligio, arranged 20 of the NXT-1 panels in four rows on a center stage truss grid for Pintos' concert at Luna Park in the San Nicolás neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. The Next NXT-1 panels worked with the two large video walls positioned on ... More >>

The 1975 soar over arenas with GLP X4 Bar 20's

The 1975 soar over arenas with GLP X4 Bar 20'sUSA - A key member of Los Angeles' leading lighting design collective, Seven Design Works, Tobias Rylander has been making extensive use of GLP's award-winning X4 Bar 20 LED battens to illuminate various touring lighting sets, generating giant colour fields and sweeps from the innovative fixtures. Such has been the growth in Manchester indie band, The 1975's fan-base following the chart-topping album I Like It When You Sleep, that production has had to scale up from the originally booked theatre-sized venues to full-size arenas. "... More >>

O'Callaghan to lead Tannoy's global sales

O'Callaghan to lead Tannoy's global salesUK - Tannoy has announced the appointment of Jamie O'Callaghan as head of global sales for its Lifestyle Division. O'Callaghan comments, "Tannoy's renowned 90-Year heritage along with Music's extraordinary resources and capabilities has drawn me to this amazing opportunity. I am very honoured to be part of a fantastic team that will execute Tannoy's ambitious vision to deliver outstanding customer experience and products that represent that vision. We are assembling a team of very passionate sales people to build even stronger ... More >>

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