25 July 2016

Avolites Ai media servers deliver on Coldplay tour

Avolites Ai media servers deliver on Coldplay tourUK - Coldplay's live-show video director Ben Miles chose to work with British manufacturer Avolites and Avolites' Ai media server distributor and technical specialist RES (Realtime Environment Systems) to design what he describes as 'the ultimate video system' for the Brit rockers' current world tour. Crossing four continents, A Head Full of Dreams is a major stadium tour in support of Coldplay's seventh studio album of the same name. The Latin American dates ran from 31 March to 17 April. The European dates - including the band's ... More >>

SSL and Amadeus on song for Palais en Jazz

SSL and Amadeus on song for Palais en JazzFrance - The fifth annual Palais en Jazz event was held recently at Compiègne' Imperial Palace, a royal residence built for Louis XV and restored by Napoleon located in northern France. All performances at the two-day jazz celebration were supported by the Solid State Logic L500 Plus console and Amadeus PA, featuring PMX monitors, Diva line array, and Maestro subwoofers. Amadeus was a co-sponsor of the event. Palais en Jazz consistently attracts the world's greatest Jazz musicians, and this year was no exception, with performances from ... More >>

Robe PARFect solution for Utrecht venue

Robe PARFect solution for Utrecht venueThe Netherlands - DeFabrique is a canal-side event space located in the former Ulbe Twijnstra oil mill and processing plant in Maarssen, Utrecht, Netherlands, which dates back to the 1920s and oozes style and industrial chic. In 1996 the plant - which supplied linseed oil for the manufacturing of paint, soap and margarine - closed and was rejuvenated as an event location by a local couple who took great pride in maintaining the historical and industrial character of the building. DeFabrique is now a successful, well-equipped venue for ... More >>

KLANG:technologies monitors Massive Attack at BST

KLANG:technologies monitors Massive Attack at BSTUK - Servicing tours with Clean Bandit, Laura Mvula and Massive Attack, CS Audio engineered for Massive Attack at their BST gig in Hyde Park in July. The sound equipment hire company has a strong emphasis on touring control and monitor packages, and particularly IEM's due to company MD Paul Hatt also being a monitor engineer. KLANG:technologies 3D IEM system had been on Hatt's radar following a discussion with Andy Huffer of HD Pro Audio, the UK distributor of KLANG:technologies. Huffer had loaned a KLANG:fabrik system for a short UK ... More >>

Clay Paky lights German science competition

Clay Paky lights German science competitionGermany - Jugend Forscht is the biggest youth science and technology competition in Europe. The event was created by the then editor-in-chief of Stern magazine, Henri Nannen, way back in 1965. Every year, in addition to the regional contests organized in the individual states, a national competition is held, which is the highlight of the event. It is contested by the young scientists and researchers who win the first prizes in the regional competitions. During the final, the best competitors are tested in the seven Jugend Forscht ... More >>

dbn lights Somme 100 Manchester

dbn lights Somme 100 ManchesterUK - dbn Lighting, working for Somme 100 and Manchester City Council, provided lighting, LED screen and rigging equipment, an enormous electric-art sun piece and crew for a major cultural concert as the finale of the Somme 100 Manchester, a massive public art and performance event in Heaton Park, Manchester marking the UK based commemoration of 100 years since the start of the First World War's deadly Battle of the Somme. dbn's Pete Robinson led their team and worked closely with lighting designer Chris Davey to realise his ... More >>

GUIL in full swing for summer season

GUIL in full swing for summer seasonSpain - The summer season is in full swing and this is when live entertainment can be enjoyed in the open air on terraces, in parks and town squares all over the northern hemisphere. Some of the most popular and exclusive holiday destinations put their trust in the quality products from the Spanish manufacturer GUIL to ensure their events are a success. Stage platforms, aluminium barriers, trussing and lifting towers, all manufactured in Spain, are not only chosen for their stylish and innovative designs but also because they meet the ... More >>

Next NXT LED on Ha*Ash Latin American tour

Next NXT LED on Ha*Ash Latin American tourMexico - With five Billboard Top 20 albums and a wildly dedicated fan base, Ha*Ash, the Mexican sister duo of Hanna Nicole and Ashley Grace, has seen their career take off like a rocket. Responding to this success, the pair have put together an ambitious schedule for their Primera Fila tour, often performing two or three shows a week separated by hundreds of miles across multiple national borders. Given this fast-paced itinerary, it was essential that the lighting floor package for the tour be compact, rugged and easy to setup. Mexican ... More >>

The Parlotones swing with Vari-Lite

The Parlotones swing with Vari-LiteSouth Africa - The Parlotones Orchestrated Live saw the band deliver a mesmerising performance together with a chamber ensemble, arranged and conducted by composer and musician Brendan Jury, at the Teatro at Montecasino, Johannesburg. For the first time in his career, lighting designer Kevin Stannett from Crosslight had an entire Phillips Vari-Lite rig at his disposal and as always, he programmed on a grandMA2 light. Gearhouse Splitbeam was the full technical supplier at the venue. Recently awarded as the Naledi Lighting Designer of the ... More >>

Source appoints sales and marketing director

Source appoints sales and marketing directorUK - Music technology and pro audio distributor Source Distribution has announced the appointment of Darren Power to the position of director of sales and marketing. Power will be responsible for ensuring continued growth of the business. This includes the responsibility of overall strategy and management of its sales, marketing and admin teams, as well as the development of innovative and effective new initiatives to support, enhance and grow the business and its practice. Joining Source following his role as European director of ... More >>

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