17 April 2015

Lightpower donates $50,000 to Behind the Scenes

Lightpower donates $50,000 to Behind the ScenesGermany - Leading into Musikmesse on Tuesday evening was the opening reception for the exhibition of the Lightpower Collection of Neal Preston's extraordinary photography In the Eye of the Rock'n'Roll Hurricane. One of the highlights of the evening, attended by over 350 people, was the presentation by Ralph-Jörg Wezorke, owner of Lightpower, of the Lightpower Neal Preston donation of $50,000 to the Behind the Scenes charity. The donation, which represents proceeds from three previous exhibitions over the last year, will be ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: MA Lighting debuts dot2 range

Prolight+Sound 2015: MA Lighting debuts dot2 rangeGermany - MA Lighting has introduced a new range of compact lighting control solutions - the dot2. The dot2 range consists of three lighting consoles; dot2 core, dot2 XL-F, dot2 XL-B; two playback expansion wing solutions; dot2 F-wing and dot2 B-wing and the dot2 Node4 (1K) network output node as well as the dot2 onPC console software and the dot2 3D visualisation software solutions. Designed for small and mid-sized projects and venues, dot2 offers advanced functionality with ease-of-use. Full tracking backup is available via plug and ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: Studiomaster launches hybrid mixer

Prolight+Sound 2015: Studiomaster launches hybrid mixerGermany - Studiomaster has launched digiLiVE on the company's stands at both Prolight+Sound and Musikmesse. The new hybrid concept digital mixer marries fader and touch-screen control and remote tablet operation - with a form factor of just 350 x 380 x 150 mm. Its ultra-compact size belies its mix power. The combination of fader and switch and touchscreen operation, enables capabilities and features that would normally require a far greater physical control surface. In addition, tablet operation facilitates both extended fixed position ... More >>

Prolight+Sound 2015: sE Electronics double debut

Prolight+Sound 2015: sE Electronics double debutGermany - sE Electronics has announced two new products debuting at the 2015 Musikmesse show in Frankfurt: the RNT, a large-diaphragm multi-pattern tube microphone designed with Mr. Rupert Neve, and the guitaRF, "the world's first Reflexion Filter" created specifically for double-miking and recording guitar amp cabinets. Over 10 years in development, the RNT combines a high-voltage tube circuit within the microphone itself, a floor box with a discrete, class-A amplifier circuit using the same custom op-amps as Rupert Neve Designs' ... More >>

Boost your career at ETC's CUE conference

Boost your career at ETC's CUE conferenceUSA - ETC's CUE (Create. Understand. Experience.) professional development conference can help lighting professionals improve their skills and become more confident in their work. CUE - to be held 26-28 June, in Madison, Wisconsin - will have something for designers and programmers of all skill levels, whether they have years of experience in the most well known venues, are just getting started in their careers, or consider lighting to be their hobby or side job, say the organisers. The conference is beneficial for professionals who ... More >>

Chauvet ÉPIX strips star on Cole Swindell dates

Chauvet ÉPIX strips star on Cole Swindell datesUSA Lighting designer Justin Kitchenman of FadeUp Design Group and the team at Elite Multimedia were impressed with rising country music artist Cole Swindell when he opened for superstar Luke Bryan last year. They were in a good position to appreciate this emerging talent, since Kitchenman was the LD on the tour and Elite provided its lighting and video package. So when Swindell announced his current Ain't Worth The Whisky tour, they were eager to put together a lighting package, which is precisely what they wound up doing in colourful ... More >>

Heavy petal lands in Manchester

Heavy petal lands in ManchesterUK - An illuminated sculpture which features two up-cycled Star Wars craft is now on display in an exclusive public exhibition in Manchester's Spinningfields district. Designed as a collaboration between lighting specialist, Andrew Gibson of Tyson Lighting and Vinny Smith of Northern Backdrop Interior Design, Heavy Petal has been fashioned from retro Raleigh bicycles which have been used to create the X Wing Fighter and TIE Interceptor from the iconic movies. This innovative design installation, recently showcased in ... More >>

Shure product seminars set for Johannesburg

Shure product seminars set for JohannesburgSouth Africa - Wild & Marr will be hosting a Shure product seminar at the APSO Training Facility in Isando, Johannesburg in May. Various sessions will take place over four days between 5-8 May 2015 and be conducted by staff from the Shure MEA office in Dubai. "We are excited to host this event that will cater for various vertical markets for System Integrators, Retail and the Professional Audio markets," says Andrew Sorrill who is sales and marketing manager for Shure distributors Wild & Marr. "Shure continuously strives for perfection ... More >>

XL Video supports Olivier Awards for fifth year

XL Video supports Olivier Awards for fifth yearUK - Working with the Society of London Theatre, XL Video supported the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard with the supply of video screens, media servers and control systems in two London locations, and once again sponsored the award for Best Set Design. This is the fifth consecutive year XL Video has been involved in the video production for the awards. The red carpet event took place on Sunday 12 April at the Royal Opera House and was followed by a televised highlights show on ITV later the same night. The full highlights package is ... More >>

Ilpo Martikainen to give Heyser Memorial Lecture

Ilpo Martikainen to give Heyser Memorial LecturePoland - The AES has announced that Genelec founder and chairman Dr. Ilpo Martikainen will be giving the Richard C. Heyser Memorial Lecture at the 138th AES International Convention, being held in Warsaw, Poland, 7-10 May, 2015, at the Sofitel Victoria Hotel. The AES convention's Heyser lecture was first established in May 1999 by the AES Technical Council and the Board of Governors. The Richard Heyser Scholarship Fund is served by an endowment that each year brings eminent individuals in audio engineering and related fields to speak on ... More >>

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