30 June 2016

Meyer Sound and Montreux celebrate three decades

Meyer Sound and Montreux celebrate three decadesSwitzerland - The summer of 2016 marks a major milestone for both Montreux Jazz Festival and Meyer Sound. When the Festival kicks off its 50th anniversary edition on 1 July, Meyer Sound celebrates 30 years of collaboration with what many consider the world's most illustrious and eclectic annual celebration of popular music. "Sound really mattered to Claude Nobs," said Meyer Sound CEO John Meyer, recalling the festival's late founder. "I remember distinctly when he came to me and asked how we could make the festival sound better. He had ... More >>

GLP delivers hardcore pod effect for Scooter

GLP delivers hardcore pod effect for ScooterGermany - Lighting designer Jerry Appelt recently teamed up once again with lighting director / programmer Marc Brunkhardt, as Hamburg-based dance group, Scooter embarked on their Can't Stop The Hardcore tour. Visiting venues ranging from 5,000 to 12,000 capacity, the focal point of the stage and set design were five raked pods, loaded with lights and flown above the stage to form a scalable roof - and featuring many of the 65 GLP impression X4 L's (supplied as part of the overall lighting inventory by PRG Hamburg). Each pod contained ... More >>

Japan's N&N flies Nexo STM as new flagship

Japan's N&N flies Nexo STM as new flagshipJapan - Nexo's STM modular line array has been chosen by one of Japan's most distinguished sound rental companies as its new flagship PA system. The long-established N & N rental house in Tokyo has expanded its extensive inventory of Nexo products in a move they describe as "inevitable". Based in Ota-ku, Tokyo, N & N has been supplying sound for a wide variety of special events and concerts in a range of venues for over 40 years. Long-term Nexo users, they have regularly updated their systems, from the Alpha Series and PS Series to the ... More >>

Adlib's team in Scotland grows

Adlib's team in Scotland growsUK - Adlib has announced the addition of two key appointments to its Scottish operation - Barclay Dakers joins as business development manager and Craig Hamilton as operations manager. Both have strong backgrounds and considerable experience in professional audio and the production industry and will bring further dynamics to the mix in the Scottish market. Adlib's commitment to business in the region was established in early 2015 and consolidated with the acquisition of EFX Audio in November 2015. Barclay and Craig will be working ... More >>

EXE-Rise lifts Riverdance across Europe

EXE-Rise lifts Riverdance across EuropeIreland - Production Services Ireland (PSI) - a lighting, rigging and visual production company based in Dublin and Belfast has recently made a substantial investment in the new EXE-Rise 1000kg 8:1 double-braked electric chain hoists - the first off the production line in Italy, delivered to PSI by Area Four Industries through Adam Beaumont and are among a total investment in over 50 new motors. These new hoists went straight out for use on the current UK and European tour of Riverdance. The history of Riverdance goes back ... More >>

CPL has the Vision in Bristol

CPL has the Vision in BristolUK - The Vision 2016 event in Bristol again turned to Central Presentations Ltd (CPL) to deliver full technical production for this two-day inspirational conference, which was attended by 350 delegates who were motivated and engaged by 25 energizing talks from leading creatives and innovators. Hailed as the most successful Vision to date, the event was staged in the Anson Rooms at Bristol University's Student Union building. CPL was working for production company Bright and has been involved in the event for the last four years. This ... More >>

dLive sounds heavenly in Halesowen

dLive sounds heavenly in HalesowenUK - An Allen & Heath dLive mixing system was recently installed at Zion Christian Centre in Halesowen after a major fire gutted the church's auditorium and destroyed the existing PA system and console in August 2015. Supplied by Wigwam Acoustics and installed by Midlands-based AV company Centrepiece Productions (whose MD Gareth Davies is a member of Zion Christian Centre), the dLive system consists of a S7000 console and DM48 MixRack supplemented with eight Allen & Heath ME-1 personal monitoring mixers and a ME-U hub. "Wigwam initially ... More >>

DPA rocks the house with Meytal Cohen

DPA rocks the house with Meytal CohenUSA - When Meytal Cohen, the drummer for and founding member of the heavy metal band Meytal, set out on her US tour, she wanted to go big and provide fans with superior audio quality at each venue. In order to achieve the huge sound she was looking for, Cohen turned to DPA Microphones' d:vote 4099D Instrument Microphones to amplify her drum set. In 2009 at the age of 20, Cohen moved to Los Angeles and studied percussion at the Los Angeles Music Academy. That year, Cohen and some friends recorded a metal violin cover on video of System ... More >>

Gus Dudgeon Foundation summer course

Gus Dudgeon Foundation summer courseUK - The Gus Dudgeon Foundation and JAMES have announced that their Post Graduate Summer Course will this year be taking place between 11 and 15 July at Leeds Beckett University. The fourth Summer Course since its inauguration, this year sees producer Mark Hutchinson tutor 12 top-graduating students from JAMES accredited music technology and production courses through 5 days of recording on both analogue and digital systems. The students will also benefit from the attendance of Ken Scott as 'host' at Leeds Beckett. Widely known for his ... More >>

MA Lighting for Clash of the Choirs

MA Lighting for Clash of the ChoirsSouth Africa - Blond Productions was involved, for the third consecutive year, to supply the full technical for the televised competition Clash of the Choirs held at Global Access Studios in Johannesburg. Mauritz Neethling from Blond was responsible for the lighting design, having control via a grandMA2 light. He also used a MA VPU plus MK2 (Video Processing Unit). Filmed for Mzansi Channel on DSTV, the competition saw seven celebrity choirmasters assemble amateur singers who went head to head at the Clash of the Choirs. ... More >>

Rogues add colour to Hanuman Chalisa ritual

Rogues add colour to Hanuman Chalisa ritualSouth Africa - The Hanuman Chalisa is the most popular hymn chanted in praise of the Hindu deity Hanuman. Recited daily by Hindus throughout the world, the 40 verses of this devotional mantra are an immense source of energy, focus and vitality for both the body and mind. The power and vibrancy of this ancient ritual were reflected recently by a vividly coloured lighting design, created by Shaniel Laloo, using a collection of Rogue fixtures from Chauvet Professional. Laloo of JYM Sound Lighting & Staging created his design for a Hanuman ... More >>

WIcreations in a Spin in Spain with Malú

WIcreations in a Spin in Spain with MalúSpain - Belgian-based engineering and automation specialist WIcreations has designed and fabricated a bespoke rotating system to hold and rotate five large scenic objects for the current Caos tour by popular Spanish singer, Malú. Malú - niece of famous Flamenco composer and guitarist Paco de Lucia - hit the big time and had her first hits as a teenager in the 1990s, which has been followed by a truly stellar career. This current tour lasts until November and will have played 69 dates in Spain by the time it concludes. WI's Geert ... More >>

Renaat De Wilde joins Lexair Entertainment

Renaat De Wilde joins Lexair EntertainmentAustralia - Lexair Entertainment has announced Renaat De Wilde has now officially joined the company in the newly created role of sales and marketing director. Renaat brings considerable experience to the role, and will be responsible for driving business growth and enhancing customer experience through marketing and sales activity across Australia and New Zealand including the Lexair regional dealer network. Alex Mair, managing director of Lexair Entertainment, said, "We are extremely happy that Renaat has joined Lexair. I have worked ... More >>

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