1 May 2015

Royal Albert Hall invests in Robe BMFL Spots

Royal Albert Hall invests in Robe BMFL SpotsUK - London's Royal Albert Hall is the first live performance venue in the UK to invest in Robe's BMFL Spot moving light, with a purchase of 17 fixtures for its in-house lighting rig. The decision was taken by the Hall's senior technical manager, Ollie Jeffery, and the venue's award-winning lighting design and systems manager, Richard Rhys Thomas. The units were delivered by Robe UK in conjunction with TSL Lighting where the process was co-ordinated by Ashley Lewis, Robe UK's key account manager for touring, TV, theatre & film. The ... More >>

Midwich acquires PSCo Group

Midwich acquires PSCo GroupUK - Midwich Limited has announced it has acquired 100% of PSCo Group Limited, the Reading-based trade-only rental and technical distributor specialising in the latest display solutions. Under the leadership of Stuart Holmes, PSCo has established itself as a leading provider of the latest display solutions and complementary services through their PSCo Rental, PSCo Technical Distribution and Nearly New AV offerings. Continuing on as managing director of PSCo, Stuart Holmes commented: "This exciting move allows PSCo to focus on the areas ... More >>

d&b audiotechnik heads to PLASA Focus Leeds

d&b audiotechnik heads to PLASA Focus LeedsUK - d&b audiotechnik has announced its return to PLASA Focus Leeds for 2015. Taking place from 12-13 May at the Royal Armouries, the upcoming show follows a very successful Prolight+Sound for d&b. The company introduced three new products: the D20 amplifier, the MAX2 stage monitor and ArrayProcessing, a significant software update within ArrayCalc V8. At stand NA-24 in the New Dock Hall this trio of products will make their UK debut. ArrayProcessing is a new, optional, feature for optimizing the tonal and level balance of d&b J, V and ... More >>

Elation enhances passion play drama

Elation enhances passion play dramaUSA - Passion plays, traditional theatrical depictions of the life and death of Jesus, have been an Easter season staple for centuries and the modern-day touring production The Thorn with a full Elation lighting and LED video package, is arguably one of the best. The Thorn,which has been staged yearly since 1998, breaks from ritual and adopts a more dramatic form, fusing Cirque du Soleil-type aerials, martial arts and state-of-the-art entertainment technology with emotionally powerful performances. This year, the play ... More >>

Fairlight appointed Coemar Dutch distributor

Fairlight appointed Coemar Dutch distributorThe Netherlands - Coemar Lighting has announced the appointment of Fairlight BV has its exclusive distributor for the LEDko products in The Netherlands and Belgium. For 25 years Fairlight has been known for innovation, customer satisfaction and reliability. They are a leading distributor of quality equipment for the entertainment industry, representing many major brands such as Martin, Eurotruss, Avolites, LSC, Prolift, Chainmaster, De Sisti and Wireless Solution. Michel Arntz, director of Fairlight says, "We are glad to start our ... More >>

Orbital Sound fits out Wolverhampton's Arena Theatre

Orbital Sound fits out Wolverhampton's Arena TheatreUK - Orbital Sound has recently completed a major installation project at the University of Wolverhampton's Arena Theatre, a 150-seat studio space, involving a Cat 6 network and d&b audiotechnik E-Series system. Host to a wide variety of touring acts, as well as a series of jazz events, the Arena Theatre specified the E-Series ultra compact system after a comprehensive on-site evaluation by d&b audiotechnik, identifying it as the best match to the venue's requirement. The new system comprised d&b E12d cabinets, combined with E15X subs ... More >>

NFL Draft kicks off with Meyer Sound Lyon

NFL Draft kicks off with Meyer Sound LyonUSA - Meyer Sound Lyon linear line array system is the top pick for tackling audio reinforcement at the 2015 NFL Draft, held 30 April through 2 May in Chicago. Provided by VER (Video Equipment Rentals), the compact yet powerful system is deployed to cover 3,901 seats inside the vast expanse of the Windy City's landmark Auditorium Theatre. In addition to the Lyon line array loudspeakers, the Meyer Sound complement for the programme also comprises JM-1P arrayable loudspeakers, MM-4XP loudspeakers with IntelligentDC technology, 700-HP ... More >>

ASTC - USITT Venue Renovation Challenge awards

ASTC - USITT Venue Renovation Challenge awardsUSA - On 20 March, 2015 the awards for the second annual ASTC/USITT Venue Renovation Challenge were presented in Cincinnati, Ohio at the 55th annual USITT Conference and Expo. The Renovation Challenge was created to give student USITT members an opportunity to work with a practicing ASTC theatre consultant and to stretch their skills and knowledge by developing a scope of work for the improvement of an existing performance venue and present it, as they would in the real world to a client, at an USITT Panel with a live audience. The ... More >>

Sennheiser on tour with Jessie Ware

Sennheiser on tour with Jessie WareUK - London-born singer songwriter Jessie Ware has just completed her UK tour, with Sennheiser microphones and wireless monitors an integral part of the audio system supplied by rental company Adlib for both Jessie and her band. Front-of-House engineer Johnny Dodkin started working with Jessie when she was a backing singer with Jack Penate. When she was signed in January 2012, she asked him to work with her on her own project. "We have always used a 2000 Series wireless system along with a 945 capsule for Jessie until this run of shows, ... More >>

Orchestre National de Lille goes digital

Orchestre National de Lille goes digitalFrance - The renowned Lille National Orchestra (ONL) under conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus has become Europe's first orchestra to go fully digital. With a recent investment in a Sennheiser and Neumann microphone set-up, the orchestra now boasts a fully digital signal chain from sound pick-up to recording. Their mobile studio comprises a total of 33 digital Neumann microphones, 24 digital Sennheiser microphones, all on active stands and booms, and six DMI-8 interfaces. Also included in the studio are a six-channel Sennheiser wireless ... More >>

Showforce awarded BSI environmental certification

Showforce awarded BSI environmental certificationUK - Global event staffing specialist Showforce has been awarded BSI EN ISO 14001:2004 Certification for their commitment to Environmental Management. The standard exists to assist organisations implement demonstrably robust environmental management performance and is widely regarded as the world's most recognised environmental management systems standard. Showforce's CEO Ian Spendlove commented, "As a business we are committed to sustainable working practises. We have a long history of successfully marrying local crew and staff with ... More >>

University Of Utah centre runs with L-Acoustics

University Of Utah centre runs with L-AcousticsUSA - University of Utah's Jon M. Huntsman Centre, a 15,000-seat arena that serves as home to the school's Runnin' Utes basketball, Utes volleyball and Red Rocks gymnastic teams, recently wrapped up a massive $6m renovation project. When the dust finally settled, U of U's largest sporting and entertainment venue featured two new grand entrances plus a new floor, drapes, LED lighting system and versatile house sound system comprised of L-Acoustics' powerful Kara and high-directivity ARCS WiFo enclosures. The audio portion of the project ... More >>

Jutel and Genelec deliver first all-IP system

Jutel and Genelec deliver first all-IP systemFinland - Jutel is one of the world's most experienced suppliers of radio station automation and digital radio broadcast solutions worldwide. In an interesting departure from their usual field of activities, the company has recently implemented the world's first all audio-over-IP AES67/Ravenna-based system into the newly refurbished Restaurant Nallikari in the Finnish city of Oulu. Oulu is reputed as a major high-tech centre, particularly in IT and wellness technology. Restaurant Nallikari combines both. Benefiting from the most ... More >>

Ayrton Panels make magic with Olly Murs

Ayrton Panels make magic with Olly MursUK - Since Ambersphere Solutions welcomed Ayrton into its family of quality distributed brands, the proliferation of Ayrton fixtures has been one of the company's many success stories. A dozen of Ayrton's Magicpanels can currently be seen on the lighting rig for Olly Murs' latest outing. Famously just the runner-up in the X-Factor of 2009, his current UK tour includes four nights at The O2 in London before heading to Europe and then on to Australia. At the recent Manchester Arena show, the set list was put on hold to accommodate ... More >>

All Time Low tour with Sensaphonics IEMs

All Time Low tour with Sensaphonics IEMsUSA - With their new album, Future Hearts, at the top of the charts, Baltimore-based punk/pop band All Time Low will be touring heavily throughout 2015. As always, the entire band will be using Sensaphonics in-ear monitors on stage. "We've all used Sensaphonics for years now, and they have never let us down," notes guitarist Jack Barakat. "I've had problems in the past because of the amount I run around on stage, but with Sensaphonics I've never had an issue with a perfect seal and a perfect sound. Whether in the studio or ... More >>

D.A.S. helps deliver the message in North Port

D.A.S. helps deliver the message in North PortUSA - South Biscayne Church in Florida's North Port is a faith and Bible believing, Southern Baptist Convention church that offers a high energy, always exciting worship experience for all ages. Bringing quality audio and video functionality to the church's worship experience was a particularly challenging endeavour because the space was originally developed as a shopping centre and, hence, not optimized for its current purpose. With careful planning and the right equipment however, services are a vibrant, contemporary experience-thanks ... More >>

Cliff Electronics expands jack socket range

Cliff Electronics expands jack socket rangeUK - Cliff Electronics continues to expand their range of internationally renowned audio jack sockets with a number of new product introductions. The new S1 industry standard ¼" offset nose space saving narrow body jack socket offers equipment manufacturers higher PCB packing densities. The S1 may be specified with an optional integral chassis grounding contact which connects to the barrel of plug for maximum earth continuity ensuring lowest noise signals and maximum safety. The new offset nose jack socket is available in all nose ... More >>

Hitachi adds short throw lens to 9000 Series

Hitachi adds short throw lens to 9000 SeriesUK - Hitachi Digital Media Group has extended the collection of interchangeable lens for the 9000 Series Installation projectors with the addition of the Ultra Short Throw FL-900. As the eighth member of the family, the new lens reduces the throw distance of the range by 60%, opening up a wide variety of new application options that require performance and bright colours in a demanding installation environment. "The dramatic reduction in throw distance with the new FL-900 lens transforms the installability of the 9000 Series and opens ... More >>

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