31 August 2016

L-Acoustics flies high with Noel Gallagher

L-Acoustics flies high with Noel GallagherUK - In 2011, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds released their debut album and embarked on an understated tour of theatre sized venues. Since then the band hasn't stopped and 2016 has seen it embark on a world tour, with an L-Acoustics audio system provided by Britannia Row Productions. Unsurprisingly, the size of the venues has increased, with the latest tour including six UK arena dates, the tour concluding with a final show at the Brixton O2 Academy in September. Front of House engineer, Dan Lewis, has enjoyed a long working ... More >>

ArKaos delivers training in South Africa

ArKaos delivers training in South AfricaSouth Africa - DWR Distribution welcomed the founder of ArKaos, Marco Hinic and colleague Benjamin Bauwens to South Africa for the very first time in August. They visited clients in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town and also presented training at DWR's offices. "Although we have worked remotely with DWR for a few years now, it was our first physical contact with South Africa," said Marco. "I had a feeling that we were in for a nice surprise and indeed we were overwhelmed by the warm welcome and hand of friendship from everyone. I was ... More >>

Chauvet makes friends at Frendly Gathering

Chauvet makes friends at Frendly GatheringUSA - The Frendly Gathering in Windham, VT is to music festivals what the nearby Ben & Jerry's company is to ice cream makers: iconoclastic, slightly eccentric, wildly creative and flower child sweet. How else to describe a music festival started by two champion snowboarders to commemorate Frends Crew, a group formed to take the ego out of the sport? (Hence the removal of the "I" from the word friends.) Along with morning yoga and skateboarding, the festival features nonstop performances from bands covering the gamut of rock, jam, ... More >>

DiGiCo SD7s in the mix on Adele 25 tour

DiGiCo SD7s in the mix on Adele 25 tourUSA - This year, Adele made a welcome return to the stage with 25, her first arena tour, which received rave reviews during its European leg. Now travelling round the US, the tour's much anticipated nature, and Adele's status as one of the world's favourite artists, prescribed a production with values that aim for nothing less than perfection - right across the board. In audio world, that aim is aided by the use of DiGiCo SD7 mixing consoles, which are situated at both the Front of House and monitor positions. Front of House engineer ... More >>

Martin Audio CDD-Live! now shipping

Martin Audio CDD-Live! now shippingUK - Martin Audio has announced that it has started to ship its award winning CDD-LIVE! from the company's British factory. CDD-Live! features the company's patented Coaxial Differential Dispersion technology, delivering class-leading performance, fidelity, coverage and consistency. Each system also incorporates a powerful electronics module, on-board DSP, Class D amplification and Dante digital audio networking, with VU-NET compatibility to simplify set-up, enhance control and eliminate amplifier racks. The pre-orders have been ... More >>

Ashly processing in the Community Courtyard

Ashly processing in the Community CourtyardUSA - Far from being just another event space, Community Courtyard has a history and aesthetic reaching back to 1850. It was then that a carriage works and livery stable laid its foundation in Plattsburg, Missouri. In the century that followed, the lovely brick building became a roller skate factory, a car dealership, and a cabinetry shop, but in the 1980s it fell into disrepair. Inspired by its beauty and cultural significance, a local non-profit raised the funds necessary to turn it into a community event space. After two years of ... More >>

Barco & High End Systems solution for Drake

Barco & High End Systems solution for DrakeUSA - Barco and High End Systems, a Barco company, are providing their AV solutions to help create a mind-blowing visual spectacular for rap artist and songwriter Drake's current North America concert tour. The company is part of a team led by world-renowned lighting designer Guy Pavelo and tour director Steve Kidd of GP-SK Design & Production. Now traveling across the United States, the Drake Summer Sixteen tour represents a massive undertaking in audiovisual theatrics, with the design and programming expertly directed by Pavelo and ... More >>

Cathay Pacific's Cool Wall in Hong Kong

Cathay Pacific's Cool Wall in Hong KongChina - Foster and Partners have refurbished the business and first class lounges at Chep Lap Kok, Hong Kong International Airport. This is the home of Cathay Pacific and the new upgraded lounges make a clear statement - "this is how we treat travellers in our home port, the best airport in the world". The new lounges are not opulent. They are smart, elegant spaces devoid of superfluous distractions that are irrelevant to the guests. There is everything you need and nothing you do not. The signature theme in all of the lounges is the ... More >>

Elite sets the stage at Student Life Camps

Elite sets the stage at Student Life CampsUSA- Since its introduction in 1993, Student Life has been running inter-denominational Christian summer camps and conferences for young people. The camps travel with a production team striving to set the stage which will foster an environment of worship and praise. To create these worship environments, director of production Jake Brantley understands that the gear chosen must have the ability to adapt to several locations across the country, so he once again turned to Nashville-based tour provider Elite Multimedia to help him create a ... More >>

Focusrite RedNet Event in Nashville

Focusrite RedNet Event in NashvilleUSA - Focusrite will be hosting a fun and informative event on its RedNet line of products and Audinate's Dante protocol on Thursday, 15 September, 2016, 12:30-6:00 p.m., at Belmont University Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, Nashville, TN. RedNet is the premier audio-over-IP solution, based around Audinate's industry standard Dante protocol. It comprises a suite of top-notch, modular network audio interfaces, combining renowned Focusrite audio quality with the internet-age flexibility of audio-over-IP. Audinate ... More >>

SGM adds colours to Democratic convention

SGM adds colours to Democratic conventionUSA - With the US elections intensifying, The Democratic National Convention took place in July, while SGM fixtures lit up landmarks and historical monuments in the host city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Lighting Practice of Philadelphia was approached by Amtrak to highlight the 30th Street Station during the DNC 2016 event. The Lighting Practice commissioned Starlite Productions of New Jersey to form a collaboration in order to create a lighting spectacle. Furthermore, the Centre City District of Philadelphia commissioned the ... More >>

The Scorpions rock on with Robe

The Scorpions rock on with RobeEurope - German rock legends The Scorpions celebrate 50 glorious years of being ultimate heroes of heavy metal. 2015 actually marked the anniversary of their formation and they continue to tour. Associate LD and lighting operator Manfred Nikitser from MANIK Show Lighting, Vienna, is running the lighting for the current touring schedule together with Rainer Becker. The summer shows are a mix of festival and own-headliners, 90% of the time using local productions matched as closely as possible to their generic spec. Robe's BMFL Spots are ... More >>

Shure releases ShurePlus MOTIV App update

Shure releases ShurePlus MOTIV App updateEurope - Shure has announced today that a new version of its ShurePlus MOTIV Mobile Recording App - designed for use with the Company's MOTIV Digital Condenser Microphones - is now available for download. Version 2.0 of this iOS App offers a suite of advanced new features, including an editing tool, improved user interface, and fluid sound metering for a more accurate, jitter-free experience. Additionally, version 2.0 offers access to a playback window, enabling users to review, assess, or simply listen to a recording of their choice. "... More >>

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