6 March 2015

Charcoalblue's seating is just the ticket at the Dorfman

Charcoalblue's seating is just the ticket at the DorfmanUK - The National Theatre's newly transformed Dorfman Theatre opened for the first time in its seated format last month with Tom Stoppard's The Hard Problem. More seats than ever before are available for the show, following the regeneration of the theatre by architects Haworth Tompkins and theatre consultants Charcoalblue. The improvements mean that an extra 27,000 people each year can gain access to what are often sold-out performances in the Dorfman, formerly the Cottesloe. In total, up to 130 more seats are available for each ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Funktion-One debuts Evolution series

Prolight+Sound 2015:  Funktion-One debuts Evolution seriesGermany - Funktion-One will launch the new Evolution series at Prolight+Sound Frankfurt 2015, along with a new system for smaller applications. Evolution is a new series of high intensity loudspeakers from Funktion-One. Utilising the loudspeaker manufacturer's latest technology, the range is centred around the Evo 6 and Evo 7 enclosures. Both products are fully horn-loaded with 15in mid-bass, 10in Funktion-One signature midrange and a 1.4in compression driver solely for high frequencies above 4kHz. The Evo 7 has a 30-degree horizontal ... More >>

Martin MLA model revealed

Martin MLA model revealedUK - Martin Audio has released images of its Glastonbury Festival LEGO model featuring MLA that will be on show at Prolight+Sound 2015 in Frankfurt on their stand F60 in Hall 8.0. The model built by Bright Bricks, a professional LEGO building company, took over 120 man hours and 12,500 bricks to complete and sits on a stand measuring 1.2m x 1.2m. Featuring the iconic Pyramid Stage, the model has full replica MLA hangs and MLX subwoofers in place whilst a flag waving crowd listen on. There is even a queue for the toilets. Commissioned by ... More >>

Chauvet enhances Land Rover event in Palm Springs

Chauvet enhances Land Rover event in Palm SpringsUSA - Modernism Week is an annual Palm Springs event celebrating the architecture and lifestyle that characterized this SoCal enclave of the rich and famous back in the 1950s and '60s. Associating the term "modern" with a week dedicated to events of 60 years ago might seem oxymoronic, but the sustainable mid-century architecture of Palm Springs remains as cool today as it was back when Frank Sinatra raised a Jack Daniels flag over his home in the city to announce that parties would be taking place around his piano-shaped pool. This ... More >>

BroadWeigh benefits from in-house technologies

BroadWeigh benefits from in-house technologiesUK - Mantracourt, the manufacturer of the BroadWeigh load monitoring system, has announced that it has developed and manufactured a dedicated in-house test and calibration machine to further ensure the accuracy and reliability of its acclaimed BroadWeigh wireless load monitoring system. The BroadWeigh portable wireless system offers real-time, simple, effective and accurate load monitoring for rigging professionals, safety officials and site managers enabling them to monitor and log the precise loads on any given rigging point. Central ... More >>

Penarth Marina lit by University of South Wales students

Penarth Marina lit by University of South Wales studentsUK - Students from the University of South Wales' Lighting Design and Technology course recently lit up Penarth Marina in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the docks, once one of the busiest coal docks in the world. Organised in co-operation with the Penarth Marina & Haven Residents' Association and Penarth Quay Marina, both architectural lighting and live projections were used across six sites around the Marina including the Harbour Master's Office, the swing bridge and hoist dock. Course leader Stuart Green challenged the ... More >>

The sky is the limit for Clay Paky at themed party

The sky is the limit for Clay Paky at themed partyUK - Leading technical producer Central Presentations Limited (CPL) has collaborated with event producer Bright to throw a spectacular airport-themed fancy dress party for the 1200 guests of a leading technology brand. CPL lighting designer Lee Gruszeckyj chose an array of Clay Paky fixtures to deliver stunning effects, colour and key lighting throughout the glittering event, including Alpha Spot HPE 1200, Sharpy and Sharpy Wash 330s. Taking over one of Cotswold Airfield in Gloucestershire's vast hangars, the party saw guests invited to ... More >>

Faith Fellowship worships with Community

Faith Fellowship worships with CommunityUSA - Faith Fellowship Church has celebrated worship services in its "stressed membrane structure" since 1999 but the facility's dated audio system had always suffered from poor audio quality and uneven coverage. In 2014 Faith Fellowship contacted All Pro Sound in Pensacola, Florida to help it upgrade its audio. All Pro had helped with previous upgrades, video projection and wireless microphones. The church wanted consistent coverage throughout the worship space and a more exciting audio experience for their contemporary worship ... More >>

Core ColourPoints party after the Brits

Core ColourPoints party after the BritsUK - South London based event production company PR Live used nearly 200 x Core Lighting ColourPoint Mk 2 battery powered wireless LED uplighters to illuminate corridors, hallways, and various other key and linking areas at the Warner Music after-party following the 2015 Brit Awards. The event was staged at the Freemason's Hall in Covent Garden, with PR Live responsible for delivering all the necessary technical production, a task co-ordinated for them by Justin Hammond. He commented, "The ColourPoint Mk 2s were absolutely vital to ... More >>

Martin Professional praised at Harvest America event

Martin Professional praised at Harvest America eventUSA - Among the many forms of technology Harvest's Pastor Greg Laurie uses to bring his Harvest America events to millions of people across the US is high-quality lighting provided by Martin Professional. In fact, during last year's event, the ability to quickly synchronize across hundreds of Martin lighting fixtures was key to the staff's ability to work within an unusually aggressive load-in schedule. Harvest America events bring the spirit of Laurie's Harvest Christian Fellowship in Southern California to venues in different ... More >>

Café Vivaldi adds Meyer Sound IntelligentDC

Café Vivaldi adds Meyer Sound IntelligentDCDenmark - For its first location in the heart of Copenhagen, Danish chain Café Vivaldi has chosen a Meyer Sound system featuring IntelligentDC technology to provide exceptional audio quality rarely heard at a bistro. Serving the main floor and mezzanine areas, the system presents musical fidelity for daytime background tracks and boosts the energy level for live music showcases during the weekends. "With IntelligentDC, we have achieved a whole new level of clarity for both ambient music and high-impact live entertainment," says ... More >>

Alcons expands its USITT presence on multiple stages

Alcons expands its USITT presence on multiple stagesUSA - With Alcons Audio establishing itself as a leading player in the US theatre market, this year the company is expanding its presence at the USITT Annual Stage Expo and Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. As well as presenting its latest products, Alcons will be providing audio systems for a number of the show's events. USITT takes place at Cincinnati's Duke Energy Convention Centre from 18-21 March, with Alcons exhibiting at Booth 1104. Products on show will include the RR12 modular point-source array and QR24 pro-ribbon line-source ... More >>

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