31 July 2014

Roland launches Live Event Hire Programme

Roland launches Live Event Hire ProgrammeUK - The Live Event Hire Programme is a new initiative from Roland that has been established to promote the growing network of UK rental companies supplying Roland professional audio and video products for hire. The Roland Systems Group website (www.rolandsystemsgroup.co.uk) provides the hub of the programme, creating an online resource for customers wishing to source Roland products for hire and get in touch with suppliers directly. "The aim of the Live Event Hire Programme is primarily to help raise market awareness of the service ... More >>

Rosco launches four further fog machines

Rosco launches four further fog machinesUK - Rosco has launched a line of four new fog machines designed to meet the demands of a wide variety of applications, from theatrical productions and film sets to photo shoots and training exercises. The Mini-V is easy to use as well as being the most affordable and compact machine in the series. The Vapour is the workhorse of the new line with features and performance suited to the most demanding professional environments. Designed specifically to fill large venues and outdoor spaces with dense fog and smoke, the Vapour Plus produces ... More >>

Elation LED Lighting for KVLA Television studios

Elation LED Lighting for KVLA Television studiosUSA - KVLA Television in Huntington Beach, California, a TV station that broadcasts to the large Vietnamese speaking community in Southern California, has recently added two new studios and is using LED strip lighting from Elation Professional to colour the sets. Christian Choi of Emergent Entertainment Group was production and lighting designer, as well as fabricator for the project, and explains that the client initially sought to create three areas within two studios - a segregated news area, two talk shows and a home shopping set (... More >>

Audient adds Italian distributor

Audient adds Italian distributorItaly - Based just outside of Milan, the latest addition to Audient's global distribution network is Leading Technologies. Responsible for Audient's compact product range, including the USB interface, iD22 and the 8-channel mic pre and ADC, ASP880, the company takes on the mantle of distribution throughout Italy, this month. "We are very excited to start this adventure with such a high quality brand that perfectly fit into our portfolio complementing and completing our offer," says Leading Technologies' CEO Marco Porro. "The addition of ... More >>

W-DMX stars on Channel 13 in Chile

W-DMX stars on Channel 13 in ChileChile - W-DMX by Wireless Solution Sweden is heating up the airwaves in Chile on Channel 13, one of the most prestigious television stations in the country. W-DMX distributor Iluminacion Profesional Valook SA, based in Santiago, is currently using W-DMX for the station's productions to great success and is looking to expand the use and knowledge of the product through educational seminars. Francisco Yanez Valdivia, trainer & product manager for Valook explains, "Channel 13 works with a very high standard of quality. At present they use ... More >>

ChamSys appoints AVL as Dutch distributor

ChamSys appoints AVL as Dutch distributorThe Netherlands - AVL has a solid track record of selling and supporting ChamSys in Belgium and Luxembourg with the highest standards of customer training and support which will be expanded to the Netherlands. "We are confident that with AVL's skills and experience there will be a high standard of customer service, support and training in the Netherlands," says ChamSys. (Jim Evans) More >>

XL helps put on the style for Robbie Williams

XL helps put on the style for Robbie WilliamsUK - XL Video renewed its long and productive working relationship with Robbie Williams, supplying a custom video solution and crew to his current and massively popular Swings Both Ways tour. XL's project manager was Phil Mercer with Nilkanth Patel overseeing the technical aspects and, for the first time on a Robbie Williams tour, Jon Shrimpton was live camera director. Once again the stage set and visuals took on a completely new and different dimension and the aesthetic was carefully crafted by show producers Lee Lodge and ... More >>

Cadac's (hot) dog day afternoon

Cadac's (hot) dog day afternoonUSA - A hotdog eating contest might not sound like much of a sound production challenge, but when one of the Fourth of July's more unusual celebration events attracts over 30,000 people to a three hour show, featuring an MC, rock band, loads of playback and the actual contest, on a Coney Island street corner, providing professional sound reinforcement across the impromptu "venue" is no walk in the park. Add the seasonal steamy humidity and an edge of a hurricane downpour, and things get pretty sticky. This year's - the 98th - Annual ... More >>

Clay Paky Sharpys at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Clay Paky Sharpys at Mercedes Benz Fashion WeekSpain - Lighting designer Edu Valverde and Madrid-based AV group Geometrica Studio have created an urban-inspired lighting design using the exact beams of the Clay Paky Sharpy for a show celebrating Spanish jewellery brand Aristocrazy at this year's Mercedes Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) Madrid. Taking inspiration from the 80s cult classic film Blade Runner, the design comprised of a clever mix of architectural, video mapped and lighting elements that combined to create an urban set reminiscent of the gritty architecture featured in ... More >>

Community audio for new Debrecen Stadium

Community audio for new Debrecen StadiumHungary - Interton Ltd has designed and installed a Community loudspeaker sound system for the new Nagyerdei Stadion in Debrecen, Hungary. An all-seated football stadium, Nagyerdei has a 20,340 capacity, making it the third largest capacity Hungarian football stadium and the second largest Hungarian League stadium. Home to the Debreceni Vasutas Sport Club, Nagyerdei Stadion was opened on 1 May 2014 and the first official match was played between Debrecen and Újpest, which ended with a 3-1 victory for the host team. As well as hosting ... More >>

Danley delivers horsepower at Churchill Downs

Danley delivers horsepower at Churchill DownsUSA - Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky held the very first Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks horse races in 1875, the year it opened. The track acquired its now-iconic twin-spires grandstand in 1895 and subsequently added to it on either side in pieces during the last century, bringing the grandstand's current capacity to 52,000. In anticipation of the 2014 Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs commenced installation of a 171-ft. by 90-ft. video screen, the largest 4k video board in the world. Because the facility's low-fi sound ... More >>

UEP supplies Nike pop-up experience

UEP supplies Nike pop-up experienceUK - Universal Event Production (UEP) supplied full technical production - sound, lighting and video - to the Nike Phenomenal House, a one week only pop-up experience to celebrate football, street culture and style, music and fashion staged at the Old Sorting Office just off London's New Oxford Street. UEP was working for brand and live communication specialist XYZ. The Tring, Hertfordshire based company has worked on many different Nike events in recent years and also with Will Mould, MD of XYZ. However this was the first time they had ... More >>

Canadian directs melancholy Dane with help from d&b

Canadian directs melancholy Dane with help from d&bRussia - Another dilapidated theatre, another story of successful regeneration. Ho-hum. But then Robert Lepage stages a performance of his interpretation of Hamlet and the world begins to sit up and take notice. While Hamlet is the tale of a man who confronts his conscious self, the rebirth of the State Theatre of Nations, Moscow, is one man's confrontation with an entirely different state of being. Fortunately, Yevgeny Mironov's tale has a happier outcome, but the trials of resurrecting a once grand theatre that had, like ... More >>

EAI brings Martin Audio MLA to Singapore

EAI brings Martin Audio MLA to SingaporeSingapore - The penetration of Martin Audio's MLA multi-cellular loudspeaker array in new territories increases unabated. In the Far East, Singapore-based EXPO AV-INSYNC PTE (EAI) significantly boosted an inventory that also includes Martin Audio W8LM Mini Line Array, by purchasing the country's first MLA System 36 from local distributors Swee Lee. EAI managing director, Gerard Rodrigues, said he was proud to be the country's first investor in the ground-breaking system. Speaking of the acquisition, he said, "We wanted a larger format, ... More >>

FaitalPRO launches Spanish language website

FaitalPRO launches Spanish language websiteEurope - Designed to be closer to its customers and distributors, FaitalPRO's new website facilitates the search of information that everyone needs in Spanish-speaking countries. The new website is built on a very fast platform and offers visitors a more complete and easy to use structure as well as being equipped with a new and powerful search engine that can provide faster and more accurate results. Flavio Naggi, Pro-Audio Division manager of FaitalPRO, declares,"Our goal is to provide a comprehensive knowledge of our professional ... More >>

QU-24 installed in Cambridge Union Society

QU-24 installed in Cambridge Union SocietyUK - Allen & Heath's new Qu-24 compact digital mixer has been installed in the prestigious Cambridge Union Society. Founded in 1815, the Cambridge Union can claim to be the oldest continually operating debating society in the world, with participants including heads of state, business leaders, actors, academics and politicians. Having extensive experience in the university, cathedral and heritage sectors, installer About Sound was appointed to specify and install a new audio system as part of an AV refurbishment. The brief was to ... More >>

AsteraApp on Google Play Store

AsteraApp on Google Play StoreGermany - Astera LED Technology has released the AsteraApp for free on the Google Play Store. The AsteraApp can be downloaded and then installed on any Bluetooth-enabled Android device (optimized for Android phones and 7" tablets). Users should link their Android device to an AsteraBox to initiate control. Acting as the middleman, the AsteraBox receives commands from the app (using Bluetooth), and these commands are processed inside the AsteraBox, then sent to all Astera lights within a 300m range. With the AsteraApp, users can easily ... More >>

RCF gears up for Birmingham PRO show

RCF gears up for Birmingham PRO showUK - With BPM: DJ and Electronic Music Production Event co-locating with the newly formed PRO: Audio and Lighting Technology Show at Birmingham's NEC (13-15 September) RCF has opted to increase its presence in order to feature a wider representation from the Italian company's extensive portfolio. Exhibiting on stand #G1, RCF UK's Phil Price states, "We have traditionally fared well at BPM among the DJ community; but we welcome the addition of PRO as it exposes our new portable/touring and install portfolio to an entirely new segment. ... More >>

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