entertainment • presentation • installation

5 December 2016

Unusual aspect to Regent Street Christmas lights

Unusual aspect to Regent Street Christmas lightsUK - London's Regent Street celebrated the start of the festive period on 17 November with the official switch on of its famous Christmas lights. This year's display, described as a throwback to Regent Street's first set of Christmas lights which went up in 1954, has been designed by James Glancy Design who in turn contracted Unusual Rigging to work alongside them to fulfil all their rigging requirements. Paula Gordon, senior project manager at James Glancy Design explained: "Paul Dart, head of design at JGD and the designer of this ... More >>

Triple E solution for Selfridges' windows

Triple E solution for Selfridges' windowsUK - Triple E's track systems are bringing London department store Selfridges' Christmas window displays to life this festive season. The Kent-based company's Unibeam, ChainTrack and ChainRail systems are 'animating' an art installation based on the concept of 'Always Be Open'. The tracks are moving three different types of curtain: one Austrian, one centre opening and one swag curtain. The curtains are constantly moved from fully open to part-closed around the neon word creations 'Always', 'Be' and 'Open'. The installation will run for ... More >>

Colour Sound invests for Placebo

Colour Sound invests for PlaceboUK - Rental specialist Colour Sound Experiment made some serious investments for the current Placebo Retrospective arena tour which features a stunning visual design by Jvan Morandi for which the west London company is delivering the full lighting, video and rigging package. This includes a new Kinesys automation system; new robo and static video cameras and new Robe Spiider WashBeam moving lights amongst several other purchases. Colour Sound's Haydn "H" Cruickshank says, "We were delighted to win this tour which presented a perfect ... More >>

Serious uptake for DiGiCo Stealth Core 2

Serious uptake for DiGiCo Stealth Core 2UK - Since its launch on 12 July, DiGiCo's Stealth Core 2 software has seen a serious uptake, with over 1500 upgrades purchased in the first few weeks alone. Stealth Core 2 is a major upgrade to the Stealth Digital Processing for its SD series digital mixers that delivers significantly enhanced processing from the audio core of DiGiCo SD series consoles, taking the range to a new level in terms of both processing channels and functionality. Available as an upgrade option for existing users and shipping as standard on new consoles, ... More >>

Robe at the Epicenter of Signal Festival

Robe at the Epicenter of Signal FestivalCzech Republic - Robe was a sponsor of the 2016 Signal Festival of Light, staged over four days in and around the city of Prague. Twenty-three original and innovative pieces of light art drew estimated crowds of up to 400,000 into the city to enjoy the event which started in 2013, and is now recognised as one of the biggest as well as one of Europe's foremost festivals of light. Robe provided 80 of their Pointe multi-functional moving lights and 40 ColorStrobes for an installation by Russian based collective TUNDRA. Epicenter v2 was ... More >>

A Specialz summer for Xylobands

A Specialz summer for XylobandsUK - They seem to have been a part of the Coldplay arsenal of live audience participation forever but in fact the very first Xylobands were used on 6 October 2011 for Coldplay's launch show for Mylo Xyloto in Madrid. Deanie Thain and Jason Regler were the brains behind the hardware. Thain recalls how it all unfolded, "We have just celebrated our five-year anniversary. The first wristbands had a timer, so each one had to be programmed individually to go off at exactly the same time - quite a challenge and very time-consuming and a lot of ... More >>

Avolites drives lighting for Marilyn Manson

Avolites drives lighting for Marilyn MansonKorea - Grammy-nominated, industrial hard-rock legend Marilyn Manson returned to Seoul for the first time in eight years as part of his solo world tour, delivering an energetic show for a legion of ardent fans at the Yes24 Live Hall. Lighting designer Corey Stewart drove the performance's intense lighting using an Avolites Pearl Expert console and wing. For the South Korean date, Stewart hired the console from Seoul-based rental company TKLS. His dynamic rig consisted of Claypaky Sharpys, Martin MAC Viper Profiles, Martin Viper Wash ... More >>

Claypaky at Irish dance music spectacular

Claypaky at Irish dance music spectacularIreland - Lighting designer Conor Biddle, known for lighting some of the largest acts in dance and electronica, selected an array of Claypaky moving heads to illuminate the return of Ireland's mega-rave, the Winterparty, at Dublin's 14,500-capacity venue 3Arena. Biddle employed 12 x Mythos, 12 x A.leda K20, 16 x A.leda K10 and 19 x Sharpy which were provided by Dublin-based sound and light specialist Session Hire. "The key with Winterparty was to create a signature look that would photograph well and go towards building a strong visual ... More >>

Newcastle's Boiler Shop transformed with Chauvet

Newcastle's Boiler Shop transformed with ChauvetUK - Over a century ago, northeast England was the crucible of the burgeoning railway industry. Nowhere was this more evident than in Newcastle, where the Robert Stephenson & Co ruled as the pre-eminent maker of locomotive engines. The rail industry has long since faded into the past, but now the area behind Newcastle's main station, or "Stevenson Quarter" as it is known, has come roaring back as a dynamic, hip multi-use urban space that features upscale hotels, over 340,000sq.ft of office and retail space, and a hot live music and art ... More >>

Shinedown takes Bandit LItes on the road

Shinedown takes Bandit LItes on the roadUSA - Hard rock band Shinedown is out on an epic tour run with a striking lighting package provided by long time vendor Bandit Lites and designed by Sooner Routhier. With more than 10m albums sold, the band is comprised of vocalist Brent Smith, bassist Eric Bass, drummer Barry Kerch and guitarist Zach Meyers. Bandit supplied Shinedown with a layered lighting rig that consists of VL 3000s for front wash and specials, while Clay Paky B-EYES wash the stage and add powerful accent effects for songs. Phillips Nitros and Chauvet Rogue R1 FX ... More >>

Dick Tee honoured at UK Festival Awards

Dick Tee honoured at UK Festival AwardsUK - EnTEEtainment's Dick Tee received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Festivals at the UK Festival Awards, London, 28 November 2016. Over 600 festival professionals headed to The Roundhouse to celebrate the hard work, vision and creativity of the UK festival industry in an award ceremony hosted by DJ and music journalist, Mary Anne Hobbs. Dick Tee was honoured with The Outstanding Contribution Award which was presented to him by Greenpeace's Bob Wilson, Dick's first client, who said, "This award recognises Dick's consistent ... More >>

KMR Audio adds Stager Microphones

KMR Audio adds Stager MicrophonesUK - Pro Audio retailer KMR Audio has announced its exclusive dealership of American boutique manufacturer Stager Microphones starting with the SR-2N ribbon microphone. Handcrafted in Nashville, the Stager Microphones SR-2N is designed to capture a larger than life sound that belies its diminutive size. With its 0.6 microns large ribbon, powered by neodymium motor and a toroidal output transformer, the SR-2N is capable of delivering incredible performance in a surprisingly small housing. The top end exhibits the typical roll off of ... More >>

PixelFLEX achieves ultra-fine pixel pitch

PixelFLEX achieves ultra-fine pixel pitchUSA - Continuing to see an exponential growth in permanent LED video installation applications with a demand for ultra fine pixel pitch displays, PixelFLEX has announced the release of FLEXUltra 1.2mm LED video technology. Through this expansion of the current product line that also includes fully front serviceable panels, the new ultra fine pixel pitch option of the FLEXUltra makes it an ideal LED video solution for any commercial design, architectural display or digital signage application, says the company. "In a constantly changing ... More >>

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