23 October 2014

GDS and ETC forge American partnership

GDS and ETC forge American partnershipUK / USA - GDS (Global Design Solutions Ltd) has just signed a licensing and manufacturing agreement with US-based company ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls, Inc). Under the agreement, ETC will manufacture the GDS ArcSystem and BluesSystem product lines for distribution exclusively in North and South America. GDS will continue to manufacture and distribute ArcSystem and BluesSystem for other worldwide markets from the company's Bristol, UK, headquarters. "We are extremely happy to have ETC handling these products in the American markets,"... More >>

DiGiCo SD7s are a spooktacular success for Coldplay

DiGiCo SD7s are a spooktacular success for ColdplayUSA - To launch their much-anticipated new album Ghost Stories, Coldplay played a pair of intimate live shows in California, which were filmed and broadcast on network TV stations around the world. The high profile event marked the debut of a second DiGiCo SD7 mixing console on the band's live setup. Coldplay Front of House engineer Dan Green adopted the SD7 in 2011, for the band's Viva la Vida tour. Its success persuaded monitor engineer Chris Wood to join him, the launch of Ghost Stories proving the appropriate launchpad ... More >>

Gearhouse SA adds Robe Robin Pointes

Gearhouse SA adds Robe Robin PointesSouth Africa - Rental company Gearhouse South Africa has added 48 x Robe Robin Pointes to its inventory which went straight onto War Horse, Vodacom in the City and various other events. "The Pointes are a market leading product in terms of innovation and flexibility," commented Stuart Andrews, lighting operations manager for Gearhouse SA, Johannesburg. "We compared many other products from a variety of manufacturers and they still won hands down. The units have been, as I thought, the star of the show." (Jim Evans) More >>

Meyer Sound gives it large on Alcatraz

Meyer Sound gives it large on AlcatrazUSA - Meyer Sound loudspeakers play a critical role in @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, an exhibition of seven new sculpture, sound, and mixed media works by Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. The installation explores human rights and freedom of expression in the context of Alcatraz, the former federal penitentiary and now iconic historical site in San Francisco Bay. Widely hailed as one of the most significant art exhibitions of the year, @Large has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, and The Guardian, among ... More >>

NYC show claims world's biggest hologram effect

NYC show claims world's biggest hologram effectUSA - Holo-GauzeTM, the 3D display solution from Holotronica Ltd, has enabled the creation of "the world's biggest, brightest, highest-resolution indoor hologram effect" during superstar DJ Eric Prydz's EPIC 3.0 show at Madison Square Garden - the third in a series of visual dance music events. The performance, on 27 September, utlised a 20m x 5m Holo-Gauze screen which displayed huge hologram effects, including a giant helix, huge speaking head, and numerous rotating particle effects, realised by Realtime Environment Systems Ltd (RES) ... More >>

dbn Co-operates in Manchester gala event

dbn Co-operates in Manchester gala eventUK - Manchester-based lighting specialist dbn was once again involved in the ambitious production at the heart of the Co-Operative Retail Trading Group (CRTG)'s annual Supporters Awards and gala dinner event, staged at the city's Manchester Central venue. Project managed by Pete Robinson, dbn supplied rigging, lighting equipment and design. The company has been involved in the event for the last seven years and collaborates closely with both overall technical production management providers A To V and the client to interpret their brief ... More >>

WORK Pro's Neo loudspeakers on the menu

WORK Pro's Neo loudspeakers on the menuSpain - Bautista Martí Italia is a newly opened lounge located in Antic Regne, one of the most central and busiest avenue in Valencia, between the districts of Canovas and Ruzafa. Taking into account the importance that the design and the atmosphere of the lounge has for this particular customer, the installer,Sistemas 2, relied on WORK Pro's Neo Series of loudspeakers for the audio systems. The installer chose the white version because it integrated perfectly with the rest of the interior design and decoration. The Neo Series comprises ... More >>

First MusicVidFest set for the Southbank

First MusicVidFest set for the SouthbankUK - The first MusicVidFest, a one-day conference focussing on the business of creativity in music videos, is taking place at the BFI Southbank on Monday, 10 November - the same day as the 2014 UK Music Video Awards - with Grammy Award-winning US director Joseph Kahn now confirmed as the event's keynote speaker. Produced by the team behind the UKMVAs and BUG, the inaugural MusicVidFest aims to create discussion and debate on key topics affecting the craft and business of music videos, and will include panel discussions with leading ... More >>

Dallas Symphony Orchestra re-equips with Merging

Dallas Symphony Orchestra re-equips with MergingUSA - September saw a major Gala concert given at the Meyerson Symphony Centre in Dallas. This was notable for two reasons; firstly it featured violinist Itzhak Perlman and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; and it was the first concert to be recorded with the new recording equipment featuring Merging Technologies' Horus and Hapi Networked Audio interfaces, two Merging silent PC chassis, and Pyramix 9 MassCore. The hall was filled to capacity and the event was simulcast to a nearby park where thousands were able to enjoy the music and video.... More >>

Chauvet Professional at River of Life Church

Chauvet Professional at River of Life ChurchUSA - Located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Elk Rivers, the community of Elk River, Minnesota has been called the 'City of Energy', a reference to its long history of harnessing the power of its two mighty waterways. This tradition makes Elk River a fitting home for River of Life Church, a house of worship that radiates positive energy as evidenced by its many outreach programmes and dynamic worship services. The environment inside the roughly 6,000sq.ft house of worship matches the vibrant character of its services, thanks ... More >>

Danley double duty for Richwoods Christian Church

Danley double duty for Richwoods Christian ChurchUSA - Richwoods Christian Church was founded in the late 1990s by pastor Jim Powell in Peoria, Illinois. Its congregation was initially small, a scant 65 people, but those congregants were motivated to grow the church. They succeeded, and today Richwoods Christian Church brings 1,400 people together every weekend, spread across four services at two locations. The larger location built its current sanctuary in a former high-end furniture store, where, despite low ceiling height, local A/V integration firm Advanced Audio and Lighting gave ... More >>

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