entertainment • presentation • installation

20 October 2016

Terry Tew purchases Origin Audio

Terry Tew purchases Origin AudioUK - Terry Tew Sound and Light, specialists in audio visual hire and sales for events, conferences and broadcast, has recently purchased microphone hire company, Origin Audio. Origin, which was formed over 24 years ago by Stephen Higgs, specialises exclusively in the hire of Schoeps microphones. "I started the business when I left the BBC, slowly building up the company and investing all profits back into stock," says Stephen. "I decided to invest solely in Schoeps because I've always used them and believe they're the best and most ... More >>

Outline appoints Belgrade-based distributor

Outline appoints Belgrade-based distributorSerbia - Headquartered in Belgrade and with branch offices in Russia and Macedonia, Svetlost Teatar was recently appointed Outline distributor for Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia. The company is one of the leading stage equipment contractors and theatrical system integrators and for over 20 years has designed, manufactured and installed stage, studio and theatrical equipment for the performance industry. Regarding the company's appointment, PR manager Jovan Dunjic states, "With its superb quality, Outline will definitely open the doors ... More >>

Philips Lighting to launch array of new products

Philips Lighting to launch array of new productsUSA - Philips Lighting will launch a raft of entertainment lighting on booth #1115 at the LDI Las Vegas exhibition, taking place October 21-23 at Las Vegas Convention Centre. New additions to the entertainment range include luminaires such as the Philips Showline SL LEDSPOT 300 and Philips SL HYDRUS 350, which offer designers more dynamic effects to differentiate their shows. Also, the new Philips Strand Lighting Softlight 150S and 300S television panels will be launched as part of the Philips Lighting entertainment booth's 'green room' ... More >>

New management team at Barix

New management team at BarixSwitzerland - Barix has announced that company founder Johannes Rietschel has returned to the company as CTO - just one of several executive-level changes as Barix prepares to introduce new product strategies and innovations to its many markets, including professional AV, broadcast, retail and security. Rietschel founded Barix in 2001 upon anticipating the need to move audio and control signals over IP networks. The company has since shipped more than 300,000 Barix and private-labelled OEM hardware devices worldwide, and has more ... More >>

Woodlite boosts Robe stock

Woodlite boosts Robe stockSweden - Woodlite is a large, well-stocked dry hire specialist with an HQ just outside the attractive university town of Karlstad, the capital of Värmland county in Sweden, and a facility in Stockholm. The company is active all over Scandinavia and Europe and has recently invested in over 100 Robe BMFL moving lights bringing their current BMFL total to around 330. They also own nearly 350 Pointes, such is the growing popularity of both these types of Robe fixture. The company was founded by Magnus Jansson in 1995 and has built its ... More >>

COLORado fixtures add colour to awards

COLORado fixtures add colour to awardsUSA - Images of the Ryman Auditorium stage in Nashville, with its 18" blonde oak lip, distinctive frame and teak deck, are burnished into the minds and hearts of country music bands and fans. The giants of country have worked their magic on this sacred 60.5' x 36.5'space, as have artists from other genres like Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. It was fitting that this stage served as the site for the Americana Honours and Awards Show at the 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference. Lighting designer Robert ... More >>

Martin Audio upgrades MLA software

Martin Audio upgrades MLA softwareUK - Martin Audio has announced a significant upgrade to Display, the software brain of the MLA Series. This represents what R&D director, Jason Baird, now describes as "the world's most accurate prediction and optimisation array software, bar none". Display is the numerical optimisation process that eliminates lengthy trial-and-error tuning sessions, so that an MLA Series system achieves the required audience coverage straight out of the box. Based on a highly accurate acoustic model of array behaviour, it gives a very precise ... More >>

Ai Infinity RX controls Madagascar Live!

Ai Infinity RX controls Madagascar Live!Asia - Dutch lighting designer Jan Kortbeek has selected a powerful Ai Infinity RX server from British manufacturer Avolites to control complex new media content for an updated version of the live musical theatre show of DreamWorks Animation's cartoon blockbuster Madagascar. Featuring the same four anthropomorphic heroes as the film franchise - Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Gloria the hippo and Melman the giraffe - and a combination of real and video scenery, Madagascar Live! was launched in the US in 2011 by Steven ... More >>

Colour Sound for Kano at Brixton Show

Colour Sound for Kano at Brixton ShowUK - Colour Sound Experiment worked closely with innovative lighting designer Francis Clegg of MIRRAD to supply a full production lighting rig for rapper Kano's recent show-stopping gig at London's Brixton Academy. This high profile show came amidst a run of other gigs around the country playing a mix of venues on this latest leg of the artist's Made in the Manor album campaign, for which they were using a trailer-sized specials lighting package. Brixton was effectively a one-off as well as the London showcase, and with no video, ... More >>

Elation Professional website gets full makeover

Elation Professional website gets full makeoverUSA - Surfing the lighting industry web just got a lot better with the launch of Elation Professional's newly designed www.elationlighting.com website, a thorough makeover that features a more intuitive and modern look. The redesigned website makes it easier for visitors to find the information they need in a more visually appealing interface and marks another important step as Elation continues to grow and increase its market presence. The new-look website is easier to navigate and features an enlarged format with enhanced rich content.... More >>

FIX8Group flies high at Turkmenistan airport

FIX8Group flies high at Turkmenistan airportTurkmenistan - Visual production expert FIX8Group successfully managed and delivered a complex projection and content management project for an event staged by Turkish construction group Polimeks for the Government of Turkmenistan to launch the country's brand new, state of the art international airport. FIX8Group sent in one of its top projection mapping teams for the unusual 10-day project, which culminated in a mixed media spectacular that centred around Turkmenistan culture and history. Held on 17 September at Ashgabat Stadium, the ... More >>

Mega d&b system supports World Youth Day

Mega d&b system supports World Youth DayPoland - Over 600 d&b loudspeakers, nearly 150 D80 amplifiers, and 29 delay towers for one stage; this was an event on an almost unprecedented scale. Blonia Park, near Poland's ancient city of Kraków, was the venue for the thirteenth World Youth Day. Since the inaugural gathering in Rome in 1986, the Catholic Church has invited young people of all faiths and persuasions to congregate at events held globally, from Toronto to Sydney to Denver, to Manila in the Philippines. World Youth Day 2016 presented an opportunity for Pope Francis to ... More >>

NEP Australia adopts Lawo for new OB Vans

NEP Australia adopts Lawo for new OB VansAustralia - As part of an extensive upgrade of its OB fleet, NEP Australia has placed its trust in Lawo audio and video solutions. With the commissioning of four identical live production units (HD11, HD12, HD13 and HD 14), NEP Australia is consolidating its position as the leading broadcasting provider on the Australian continent, offering 4K OB Vans with a capacity, unmatched by any other outside production company to date. System integration of the new OBs was managed by NEP Australia's own System Integration team with supply of ... More >>

PRG XL Video returns to Henley Festival

PRG XL Video returns to Henley FestivalUK - The Henley Festival is a five-day cultural experience celebrating the best of international and UK music, art, comedy and food in a quintessentially British location. Production manager John Harris described the cultural environment of Henley Festival: "To say that it's one of a kind sounds like a bit of a cliché; but I really can't think of another festival comparable to Henley. Holding a summer festival in such a beautiful environment and to attract artists of the highest calibre is nothing short of a privilege. Although ... More >>

Rico restaurant puts Genelec on the menu

Rico restaurant puts Genelec on the menuSweden - After an extensive six-month renovation process, Rico opened its doors earlier this year to an overwhelmingly positive reception. Diners have relished the Linköping restaurant's attractive décor, relaxed ambience and fresh produce, with a keen focus on locally sourced meats. A host of Genelec 4020s, 4030s and 4040s have been installed across the premises, which deliver audio clarity to accompany the restaurant's delicious food and stylish surroundings. With sound playing a key role in creating an inviting restaurant ... More >>

Symphotech at inaugural Lockdown Festival

Symphotech at inaugural Lockdown FestivalUK - Symphotech combined their expertise and experience from many events to manage health and safety for the inaugural Lockdown Festival, as it headed to Powderham Castle in September. Lockdown Festival welcomed a sell-out crowd of 7,000 dance music lovers to the grounds of the majestic Powderham Castle, Exeter, and saw performances from Tinie Tempah, Katy B and Stormzy. Organisers, UK Live, called upon Symphotech, with relatively short notice, to help them deal with specific challenges before and during the event, including the 16+ age ... More >>

VUE'S al-8 rolls in to bigger Bernie's Beach Bar

VUE'S al-8 rolls in to bigger Bernie's Beach BarUSA - Some things were just made to go together in life such as the beach, cocktails and great music. Bernie's Beach Bar encompasses the first two aspects perfectly by being located on a city block's worth of boardwalk space on Hampton Beach and serving patrons its famous Bernie's Rum Runner. When Bernie's Beach Bar tasked RPM Dynamics with the mission of permanently installing a touring system that would give the patrons a superb sonic experience, they chose VUE's al-8 Line Array System. As a Northeast outdoor venue, Bernie's Beach Bar ... More >>

David Lemmink joins Solotech

David Lemmink joins SolotechCanada - In an ongoing commitment to the global touring market, Solotech has announced that David Lemmink joins its Rental Division as director of engineering. David has over 30 years of experience in the entertainment, broadcast and corporate staging industries. He has worked as both design engineer and touring technician for multiple international touring artists, including U2, Paul McCartney, Prince and Bon Jovi. Before joining Solotech, David has held longstanding positions as director of engineering, general manager and touring ... More >>

Roger Waters shines on with Syncrolite

Roger Waters shines on with SyncroliteUSA - A historic gathering of rock's biggest legends known as the Desert Trip festival took place during the first two weekends of October. Showcasing six of the biggest acts in rock history, Desert Trip pushed each of these headliner acts to stand out. One act that is especially recognized for his outstanding visual design is Roger Waters, and his Desert Trip effort was no exception. During a tune-up concert held in Mexico City a couple of weeks before Desert Trip, Waters used 10 Syncrolite SXL's to wow the audience with their power ... More >>

ALC NetworX releases RAVENNA converter tool

ALC NetworX releases RAVENNA converter toolEurope - ALC NetworX, developers of the high performance RAVENNA audio networking technology, has announced the release of RAV2SAP, a useful RAVENNA-to-SAP freeware conversion tool designed to help connect RAVENNA devices to other AES67 devices. ALC NetworX's Andreas Hildebrand explains why RAV2SAP is important. "Most people would agree that, in an ideal world, when setting up a network, it would be wonderful not to be limited in one's choice of devices on the network, or indeed one's choice of network protocol because of ... More >>

SGM debuts latest addition to G-range

SGM debuts latest addition to G-rangeUSA - SGM has released a new addition to G-range of moving heads. The G-4 Wash is a lightweight and compact high-power Fresnel wash light with "superb colour mixing and very low power consumption". Unlike most conventional wash lights, the G-4 Wash comprises red, green, blue, amber and mint LEDs that mix directly in the light source. Additionally, it has a dichroic enhancer that creates a deep blue (Congo blue), delivering a very saturated black light effect. With a CRI of more than 90 (typically 93), the G-4 Wash delivers "the most ... More >>

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