7 October 2015

Music Group appoints Andy Trott as Senior VP Pro Division

Music Group appoints Andy Trott as Senior VP Pro DivisionUK - Music Group today announced the appointment of Andy Trott as Senior Vice President of the Professional Division, effective November 2, 2015. Andy Trott is the first senior appointment in the freshly restructured and customer-centric organization, and will report directly to Uli Behringer. "Following my recent communication with Andy regarding Music Group's new customer- and solution-focused model, we have begun building a strong top-level organisation that shares our Vision for disruption and provides equally strong leadership. I ... More >>

Robe's immersive experience for "fantastic" PLASA 2015

Robe's immersive experience for UK - Robe took a completely different approach to the 2015 PLASA London expo this year, creating a fully immersive piazza environment in their 'Arena' space - the largest stand on the exhibition floor - which became a showcase for the latest products built for theatres from the Czech manufacturer, including the new DL7S Profile, the latest DL4 range and the BMFL Blade, amongst others. The stand design was inspired by the magnificent decorated marble and painted stucco of the Palacio Nacional (National Palace) in Mexico City, the seat of ... More >>

Phantom takes the stage with Clay Paky

Phantom takes the stage with Clay PakyAustria - Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera was performed for the first time in 1986. The musical is based on the 1910 novel of the same name by the Frenchman Gaston Leroux. It is the most successful musical of all time: it has been staged in 27 countries and seen by an audience of over 130m theatre-goers. Lord Lloyd-Webber and the Real Useful Group granted the Musiktheaterstudio in Bad Leonfelden, run by the Anton Bruckner Private University, permission to put on a series of performances. For this assignment, the ... More >>

Meyer Sound debuts first studio monitor in 20 years

Meyer Sound debuts first studio monitor in 20 yearsUSA - Meyer Sound has introduced Amie - the first studio monitor from the company in more than two decades. Developed to meet the demanding needs of Skywalker Sound, Amie brings a level of clarity professionals can trust, making it ideal for critical production environments where accurate translation to larger systems is imperative, says the company. Tasked by Skywalker Sound to create a new studio monitor with precision translation, exceptional power, and a great price point, Meyer Sound has created a product that brings tremendous ... More >>

Symetrix adds studio quality to Expo pavilion

Symetrix adds studio quality to Expo pavilionItaly - SH Acoustics worked with Thinc Design to deliver an acoustically sophisticated, multi-zone design for the USA Pavilion at the latest world's fair. In such a complex installation, "we knew that Symetrix SymNet Radius DSPs would be reliable and flexible - in short, one less thing for us to worry about." These are the thoughts of Steve Haas, president and principal consultant of Milford, CT-based SH Acoustics, which was recently enlisted by NYC-based exhibition design firm Thinc Design to perfect the demanding audio installation ... More >>

VER adds Air support frame to patent portfolio

VER adds Air support frame to patent portfolioUSA - VER, a global provider of production equipment and engineering support, has announced that it has received worldwide patents for its innovative Air support frame, currently offered on its Winvision Air 9 product range. The first of its kind, the Air frame is featherweight, ultra-portable, and uses materials and construction techniques from the automotive industry. The reduced weight and high accuracy of the proprietary frame allow the product to be used in larger arrays without the need for additional overhead support. "Our Air ... More >>

First US church install for Nexo STM line array

First US church install for Nexo STM line arrayUSA - The 5,000-seat Overlake Christian Church in Redmond, WA, has installed a Nexo STM modular line array system, the first to go into a house of worship in the USA. The installation includes STM M46 and M28 cabinets, as well as Geo S12 modules. Each week, Overlake Christian Church (OCC) is filled with a variety of events as well as Christian services. The 5,000-seat sanctuary has been in operation for close to 20 years with an average weekly attendance of 3,500. The modular Nexo STM system replaces equipment that was installed in the ... More >>

Outline GTO delivers for folk-rock supergroup

Outline GTO delivers for folk-rock supergroupIreland - Dublin's Bord Gáis Energy Theatre hosted the legendary Crosby, Stills & Nash in early September as part of their 2015 European tour. Accompanied by their backing band the trio performed songs from their extensive catalogue, as well as new material from each member. More than 40 years since they started out in Los Angeles, the band continues a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in music. David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash have all been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ... More >>

New Spanish distributor for Audient

New Spanish distributor for AudientSpain - British manufacturer Audient has appointed Lexon Distribucion SA as the new distributor for its compact product range, including eight-channel mic pre and ADC, ASP800, which recently started shipping worldwide. Based in Barcelona, Lexon is headed up by Eva Thullen, who says, "Audient has been a highly respected brand in the pro audio field for over 18 years, and we at Lexon Distribucion S.A. are proud to be the distributor for the newer additions to their portfolio, the iD range of USB interfaces and ASP rack mounted devices. We ... More >>

Arts in Place in Wakefield

Arts in Place in WakefieldUK - As part of the Arts In Place Series, Beam is presenting a rare opportunity to see presentations from leading light artist Nayan Kulkarni and Lumiere Festival producers, Artichoke, in a session entitled Lighting the City, taking place on Saturday 17 October, 10am-1pm at The Orangery in Wakefield. Artichoke produce Lumiere Durham, which will once again transform the historic city with an ambitious programme of light installations from international artists from 12-15 November. Artichoke who have a reputation for bold, ... More >>

Chauvet creates dance club look at OnBlackheath

Chauvet creates dance club look at OnBlackheathUK - The OnBlackheath festival in South East London has quickly established itself as one of the capital's most popular late summer music events. Set on the picturesque Blackheath Common, the two-day gathering features an eclectic mix of live music and pop-up food stalls, an alluring combination that earned it five nominations for Festival Awards in 2014, its very first year of existence. This year the festival turned up the juice even more with a new Make Noise DJ stage that featured EDM stars like Erol Alkan and Grammy-winner ... More >>

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