30 October 2014

London Speaker Hire opens LSH Spaces East

London Speaker Hire opens LSH Spaces EastUK - London Speaker Hire, (LSH), is expanding its business by opening "a new home from home for anyone in the entertainment industry". The venue spans 12,000 sq.ft offering something for bands, musicians and production companies alike. Based next to the Olympic Park in East London, LSH Spaces boasts a 2,850 sq.ft showcase and preproduction hall, three themed rehearsal rooms, vast storage space for bands on tour, access to the latest AV equipment, and a fully stocked pro-shop. Grant Turner, founding partner at LSH said, "We've built up a ... More >>

Over 300 Robe fixtures for Adha Festival in Doha

Over 300 Robe fixtures for Adha Festival in DohaQatar - Milad Masaad, one of the best known TV and live event lighting designers in the Middle East, recently used over 300 Robe fixtures to light the 2014 Adha Festival staged at the Souq Waqef in Doha. The six day event is organised by Attraction Events for Al-Rayyan Radio 102 FM to coincide with the Adha Islamic Feast, and all lighting and other technical production was supplied by Doha Based Target For Events. Live performances included a diverse selection of singers from many Arab and Gulf countries including Mohamed Abdo, Rabh ... More >>

DWR confirms Prolyte Rigging Course 2015

DWR confirms Prolyte Rigging Course 2015South Africa - DWR Distribution is offering the industry the annual Prolyte Rigging Course, presented by Rinus Bakker from Rhino Rigs. Due to popular demand an extra day for practical training has been included extending the course from five days to six. Delegates are welcome to join DWR at their Johannesburg premises from the 2 - 7 February 2015 and on 9 - 14 February 2015. "We are hosting the course for the same price as last year and it will once again be subsidised by DWR and Prolyte," explained Robert Izzett from DWR. "The last day ... More >>

Meyer Sound adds clarity to Nebraska Memorial Stadium

Meyer Sound adds clarity to Nebraska Memorial StadiumUSA - To project utmost audio clarity to the furthest of its 87,000 fans, Memorial Stadium at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has installed 16 SB-3F sound field synthesis loudspeakers, the Meyer Sound technology for projecting mid-high frequency energy over distances of up to 1 km. The system was designed by Mark Graham of the consulting firm Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon, & Williams. "Having the SB-3Fs greatly boosts voice intelligibility in the far seats," reports Graham. "During the first game, when the team made a big play, I could ... More >>

DiGiCo SD9 solution for Belgium WWI celebrations

DiGiCo SD9 solution for Belgium WWI celebrationsBelgium - GSF Sound & Light Rental is no stranger to complex events, having worked on many illustrious productions. None the less, delivering the audio and lighting requirements for the World War I celebrations in Cointe, Liege this August was a challenge; one that its DiGiCo SD9 helped them meet. Working directly for the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Belgium, via event agency Alice Events, GSF not only provided a complete PA on site, as well as lighting and electrical requirements, but also had to supply broadcast feeds for ... More >>

Alliance makes the case for Open Control Architecture

Alliance makes the case for Open Control ArchitectureUSA - With the emphasis on networked technologies at this year's 137th AES Convention in Los Angeles, the OCA Alliance made considerable progress in promoting the benefits of its proposed Open Control Architecture (OCA) - both in committee and on the floor of the exhibition. OCA is a standards-based control and monitoring architecture for networked audio devices employing any media transport protocol. OCA defines communications protocols for reliable and secure control and monitoring of AV device networks of 2 to 10,000 nodes. AES ... More >>

The Footy Show debuts Martin MAC Quantum Washes

The Footy Show debuts Martin MAC Quantum WashesAustralia - Andrew Veitch, Channel 9's Lighting Supervisor in Sydney, included 32 of the new Martin MAC Quantum Wash fixtures in his rig for the NRL Grand Final Footy Show. The Quantum Washes on The Footy Show were positioned above the main stage to provide the main wash for the television spectacular. Alongside the Quantum Washes were 30 Martin MAC Viper Profiles. "The Quantum Washes and Vipers worked together really nicely," commented Andrew. "If I had been able to get more, I would have!" A further 22 MAC Vipers were ... More >>

Elation Platinum SBX features on OutKast concerts

Elation Platinum SBX  features on OutKast concertsUSA - Hip hop fans rejoiced when OutKast decided to hit the road for the first time in a decade for a 20th anniversary tour and rejoiced some more when the duo decided to play three nights at Centennial Olympic Park in hometown Atlanta. Lit using an Elation Professional lighting rig that included the new multi-functional Platinum SBX moving head, OutKast invited old and new school artists to join them for an electrifying #ATLast concert series held 26-28 September. Lighting designer and programmer for OutKast is Daunté Kenner of ... More >>

Bandit extends inventory with GLP X4 and X4S fixtures

Bandit extends inventory with GLP X4 and X4S fixturesUSA - Bandit Lites continues expanding its inventory with a purchase of German Light Products impression X4 and X4S fixtures. These high output LED's utilize power, flexibility and a compact design to give designers the phenomenal lighting effects needed to take their audiences' breath away. One audience that is currently being dazzled includes the thousands flocking to Garth Brooks world tour, where he has already broken ticket sale records in North Carolina, Chicago and Atlanta. Bandit Lites worked with award winning lighting designer ... More >>

Sondergaard and Martin Professional in Reverse Collaboration

Sondergaard and Martin Professional in Reverse CollaborationCanada - Robert Sondergaard's Reverse Collaboration project is a reversal of the typical production and creative processes - developing the lighting and environment design first and then adding in choreography as the final piece. The Reverse Collaboration concept is the culmination of MovEnt's annual project called Today in the Theatre that brought choreographers and lighting designers together to explore lighting without the pressure of crafting a show. However, as Sondergaard, owner of production design house Electric Aura, ... More >>

Audinate and Bose Professional sponsor NYC roadshow

Audinate and Bose Professional sponsor NYC roadshowUSA - Continuing a series kicked off at InfoComm MEA in October, Audinate and Bose Professional will hold their next session of the AV Networking Roadshow - focusing on Dante technology - at the Holiday Inn Midtown - Embassy Ballroom in New York City. The session, titled Introduction to AV Networking, is a one-day session on 19 November, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by Bose Professional and Audinate, with support from Attero Tech, Audio-technica, and Digital Audio Labs. Intended for AV and IT professionals ... More >>

Engage teams up with LG to present LED innovations

Engage teams up with LG to present LED innovationsUK - Engage Production Ltd's FLUX Innovation Lounge is set to unveil the latest LED innovations from LG at a special event on 6 November, as part of a new Tech Innovation venture between the two companies. The LED displays on show include video walls and huge touchscreens, and Engage is "utilising its specialist knowledge of interactive technologies for branded environments to transform them into captivating hubs for experiential events, retail centrepieces and for engaging audiences with corporate messaging". The LG innovations on show ... More >>

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