3 July 2015

Meyer Sound Leopard to take Montreux Jazz stages

Meyer Sound Leopard to take Montreux Jazz stagesSwitzerland - At the upcoming Montreux Jazz Festival (MJF), Leopard linear sound reinforcement systems will be heading a line-up of almost 400 Meyer Sound loudspeakers providing audio throughout MJF venues. 2015 will mark Meyer Sound's 29th year as an official sponsor of the festival. This year's headliners will include Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, and other festival veterans like Santana and Herbie Hancock. Meyer Sound's history with the MJF extends back to the 1970s, when festival founder Claude Nobs and Meyer Sound co-founders John and ... More >>

Stagelight invests in Robe's BMFL moving lights

Stagelight invests in Robe's BMFL moving lightsThe Netherlands - Stagelight is a leading Dutch technical production and rental company headed by the charismatic Jacco van der Heijden, and one of a growing number of Dutch companies investing in Robe's BMFL moving lights. Walking into Stagelight's substantial HQ in Den Bosch is like entering the portals of some funky nightclub or restaurant destination, surrounded by gleaming metal reclaimed brick and restored wood surfaces, full of interesting proto-industrial shapes and objects, and optimised to allow natural light to flood into its ... More >>

Florence headlines Glastonbury with Jands Vista

Florence headlines Glastonbury with Jands VistaUK - Lighting designer Rob Sinclair and programmer Louisa Smurthwaite used a Jands Vista L5 lighting console to deliver a memorable performance for Florence + The Machine's Friday night headlining slot on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival. When Florence + The Machine were promoted to top of the bill just one week before the show, after an injury to Dave Grohl forced the Foo Fighters to pull out, Rob and Louisa were faced with the challenge of completely re-designing the show to incorporate the production values of a headliner ... More >>

Stage Electrics supports drp 35th Anniversary

Stage Electrics supports drp 35th AnniversaryUK - Stage Electrics has been working with creative communications agency drp since 1998, so when the company was asked if it would support drp's 35th anniversary, it was more than happy to oblige. drp boasts one of Europe's largest production facilities, housing eight fully equipped edit and studio suits, two film and photography studios, digital innovation studio, event catering and much, much more, so its 35th celebration was sure to be spectacular. As well as an afternoon event at West Midlands Safari & Leisure Park for over 900 ... More >>

HK Audio chosen for Gateshead's Baltic centre

HK Audio chosen for Gateshead's Baltic centreUK - HK Audio is the new sound system of choice for the Baltic centre for contemporary art in Gateshead. Baltic, which is the biggest gallery of its kind in the world, has no permanent collection, providing instead an ever-changing calendar of exhibitions and events that give an insight into contemporary artistic practice. Baltic's River Terrace is a function room featuring an outdoor balcony that stretches out along the banks of the River Tyne and, to bring the venue's sound system up to 21st century standards, Newcastle's Rock ... More >>

FBT Audio to distribute JTS Professional microphones

FBT Audio to distribute JTS Professional microphonesUK - Microphone brand JTS Professional is to be represented in the UK and Ireland by FBT Audio UK, following the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement between the two companies, effective as of 1 July t 2015. "JTS has always manufactured extremely high quality wireless and wired microphone products, hence the brand's ongoing popularity within the UK - one of the world's most discerning markets," commented FBT Audio UK managing director, Mark Parkhouse. "But with the next generation JTS wireless products that are now appearing, ... More >>

Sennheiser Sound Academy date at White Light

Sennheiser Sound Academy date at White LightUK - Sennheiser's Sound Academy is heading to White Light in Wimbledon, South West London on 15 July for its latest Wireless Mics and Monitoring Essentials courses. The course, run by Sennheiser's Andrew Lillywhite and Tim Sherratt, is aimed at both new and existing users of wireless microphones and in-ear monitor systems, including sound engineers, designer and live event professionals, students, apprentices, sales people and AV technicians who want to further their understanding of the area. The course will provide the skills and ... More >>

dot2 on debut at Durham Cathedral

dot2 on debut at Durham CathedralUK - In April Durham Cathedral hosted Darkness to Light, an event of words and music, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen Belsen. The link to Durham? In 1945, the Durham Light Infantry formed part of the forces that liberated the camp. Presented by InterOpera, the concert included readings by Dame Esther Rantzen, actor Kevin Whately, poetry recitals from Emma Hignett and first-hand accounts from some of those veterans who were present on the day of liberation. Musically, there was a broad range of ... More >>

Cloudbass backs live event technology course

Cloudbass backs live event technology courseUK - The University of Derby's College of Engineering has partnered with Cloudbass Limited to launch a new undergraduate degree in Broadcast Engineering and Live Event Technology. The University of Derby is the first UK University to partner with Cloudbass Limited. Based in the East Midlands, outside broadcast specialist Cloudbass Limited provided filming facilities and crew for the 2012 London Olympics. Previous and current clients include the BBC, BBC Sport, Eurosport and Sky Sports. The BSc (Hons) Broadcast Engineering and Live Event ... More >>

XL Video brings a glow to Red Rocks for Bassnectar

XL Video brings a glow to Red Rocks for BassnectarUSA - Continuing their work with some of the world's highest profile EDM artists, XL Video worked with DJ/Producer Bassnectar to light up Colorado's legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater with an abundance of LED, as well as supply control systems and crew for two shows in late May. This is the fifth year Bassnectar has played at the renowned outdoor venue and production manager, Marc Immerman, contacted XL Video to ensure the video for the show would match the spectacular surroundings. XL Video's touring projects director, Gareth Jeanne ... More >>

Aurora gets a board's eye view of Glastonbury

Aurora gets a board's eye view of GlastonburyUK - Armed with an artic full of gear, Aurora Lighting Hire entered into the festival spirit to support lighting director Oli Richards and gaffer Sam Madden as chosen BBC broadcast partners during Glastonbury 2015. With set-ups across the Worthy Farm site, the Aurora team took control of the studio and link interviews and, along with some welcome support from Barry Dennison at ELP, worked throughout the weekend to help keep things looking good during the BBC's extensive coverage. Alex Pocock and Paul Evans handled the console operating ... More >>

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