29 June 2016

PRG XL Video invests in EXE-Rise hoists

PRG XL Video invests in EXE-Rise hoistsUK - PRG XL Video, the UK operation of PRG, LLC, has announced a significant investment with Area Four Industries UK to upgrade its hoist stock with EXE-Rise units. In a continuing commitment to update its inventory with the latest rigging, lighting, and video technology, PRG XL Video has purchased a large number of the new EXE-Rise 8:1 range of chain hoists to update its rental offering. The selection of the EXE-Rise units followed extensive evaluation of different hoists by a team of PRG XL Video's rigging experts including Chris ... More >>

Young Technicians switch on career plans at Lighthouse

Young Technicians switch on career plans at LighthouseUK - Young Technicians - a new learning programme for young people at Lighthouse, Poole's centre for the arts - has been hailed as a "great success and a valuable experience that has improved participants' chances of working in the industry". The course is part of the innovative Young Programmers scheme at the heart of Lighthouse's learning and participation strategy that over the next four years aims to develop the next generation of talented arts practitioners. The first intake recently completed a six-month pilot, making use of the ... More >>

Avolites Titan v10 is now available

Avolites Titan v10 is now availableUK - Avolites' Titan v10 software is now available to download for free onto all consoles from the Tiger Touch Pro (inclusive) onwards. Some older consoles may be compatible with v10 if an upgrade kit is fitted; if you are unsure please contact Avolites. Titan v10 is the result of a year of research and development by a dedicated team of Avolites developers, enhancing the best loved features of Titan v9 and introducing a wealth of new ones. Many of the new features have been created in response to user and industry feedback. "We're ... More >>

FBT introduces Vertus compact line array

FBT introduces Vertus compact line arrayEurope - Designed to offer "a no-compromise choice for live performers and installers", FBT has announced the introduction of the new modular Vertus CS 1000 compact line array. The system can be deployed on stage within minutes, making it suitable for performers, or can be integrated into the most sophisticated locations. A bi-amplified design, the Vertus CS 1000 comprises a long excursion 12" bass reflex subwoofer and a passive mounted satellite, linked via a Neutrik SPEAKON connector, equipped with six full-range neodymium 3" drivers. ... More >>

Rogues deliver varied looks at Wichita Riverfest

Rogues deliver varied looks at Wichita RiverfestUSA - For the first 36 years of its existence, the Wichita Riverfest was held in May. Then in 2011, after rain put a damper on successive festivals, the event's organizers figured that moving it to June might change their luck. How right they were. Attendance has risen steadily since the rescheduling, ultimately breaking a record this year when a crowd of 450,000 visitors turned out for the nine-day celebration -- not a bad draw, considering that Wichita's population is 390,000. A key attraction at the festival was the main concert ... More >>

ACSP solution for landmark London billboard

ACSP solution for landmark London billboardUK - A.C. Special Projects Ltd. (ACSP) has provided a tailor-made, media responsive, colour-changing solution which introduces a complementary lighting scheme to the rear support structure of Storm Cromination London - the digital canvas in West London and one of Europe's longest digital advertising billboards. Consisting of six screens and stretching 72m in length, Storm Cromination London is situated at a prime location on Cromwell Road, the main artery running from Heathrow Airport into the capital. Its owner, media giant Clear ... More >>

Aurora enjoys the festival spirit at Glastonbury

Aurora enjoys the festival spirit at GlastonburyUK - Aurora Lighting Hire once again headed for Worthy Farm in support of lighting director Oli Richards and gaffer Sam Madden as broadcast partners during the BBC's extensive coverage of Glastonbury 2016. Covering a number of broadcast areas throughout the festival, the Aurora team were on site taking care of the BBC live studio and link interviews, so flexibility and portability have been high on the lighting list. In the main studio area, LD Oli Richards chose Mole Richardson Mole Fay's to add some tungsten warmth along with an array ... More >>

Clay Paky lights On Stage Awards 2016

Clay Paky lights On Stage Awards 2016Italy - The 2016 On Stage Awards for best live music were presented during a ceremony held on 18 March, which was broadcast on Rai 2 and Italian Radio 2. The hosts of the Tim Music On Stage Awards 2016 were Nicola Savino and singer Malika Ayane was the presenter.. Viewers and listeners voted on the Internet for the best Italian and international leading artists who performed in major concerts, tours and festivals held in Italy during the year. Their votes were combined with the decision of a jury of experts. The spectacular live event ... More >>

D.A.S delivers dynamics at Twelve Miami

D.A.S delivers dynamics at Twelve MiamiUSA - Twelve Miami is a club that focuses on promoting live concerts every weekend in addition to hosting various electronic nights and other cultural events. Since its opening in February 2016, notable artists that have appeared at the club include Chino y Nacho, Farruko, El Gran Combo, El Binomio de Oro, Caramelos de Cianuro, and many others. To ensure the best audio reproduction for a wide range of events, club management wanted a versatile sound reinforcement system, which they found with components from the Event, Artec, and Vantec ... More >>

Hawthorn has a ball with Cambridge University

Hawthorn has a ball with Cambridge UniversityUK - A long-standing tradition in Cambridge, May Ball Week, which this year ran from 13 June, marks the end of the academic year for the University of Cambridge. With each of the colleges hosting their own celebration, the lavish formal affairs see the students celebrate in style. Providing full technical production for two of the balls, Trinity College and St John's College, Hawthorn was on hand to make sure this year's celebrations were more spectacular than ever before. Celebrating its 150th year anniversary, expectations for The ... More >>

NEXT at the double at Rock in Rio Lisboa

NEXT at the double at Rock in Rio LisboaPortugal - Rock in Rio was staged in Lisbon's Bela Vista Park where NEXT-proaudio deployed LA212x on EDP Rock Street as well as on Street Dance for the first time. The system consisted of six LA212x along with six LAs418 Double subwoofers ground-stacked on each stage, complemented with PX System as side-fill on Street Dance. Ten active stage monitors Lam114xA and two HFA108 provided front-fill on EDP Rock Street. According to Carlos Cruz, the sound engineer for EDP Rock Street, "The system provided consistent coverage and clarity from ... More >>

Old North Church updates with Community

Old North Church updates with CommunityUSA - From a bible study group started in 1936, Old North Church Canfield, OH has grown to over 1,300 members and atendees. The church's modern new building includes a 1,000-seat sanctuary, a library, classrooms, and a family life centre (gymnasium). Executive pastor Chris Drombetta says the church's worship gatherings prioritize Biblical preaching and teaching, supported by music, and a blend of traditional and modern expressions of the gospel. Many of these expressions utilize new dynamic technologies, such as the recently installed ... More >>

White Light returns to Garsington Opera

White Light returns to Garsington OperaUK - Every summer, Garsington Opera offers a programme of innovative operatic work. Beginning life at Garsington Manor in 1989, it has run annually ever since, moving to the Wormsley Estate in 2011 which is its current home. The 2016 season features four productions from some of the most renowned composers of all-time and White Light has been called upon to provide the lighting equipment for the tenth year running. Running from 3 June - 17 July, this year's season includes Eugene Onegin, L'Italiana In Algeri, ... More >>

Sommer debuts HD allround cable

Sommer debuts HD allround cableGermany - Sommer Cable has introduced Transit MC 1031, a hybrid cable for use at professional events, in outside broadcast vehicles or installation technology. The highlight: the new Transit MC 1031 transmits HD video picture together with power and network signals. "We attach great importance to the flexibility and ruggedness at bending, reeling or under severe tensile strain," says Pascal Miguet, product & sales manager at Sommer. "We therefore rely on a double-shielded video cable, a sturdy Cat 7 cable and a 3 x 2.5 mm² power line in ... More >>

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