entertainment • presentation • installation

29 September 2016

Alcons delivers audio excellence at Verso

Alcons delivers audio excellence at VersoUSA - From its origins as a single wine store, San Francisco's PlumpJack Group has grown into a multi-faceted hospitality and lifestyle business. In late 2015, it opened Verso, a premier event space and night club where exceptional sound quality had to be guaranteed for all events. PlumpJack Group's business now includes award-winning wineries, luxury resorts, restaurants and clubs, as well as retail outlets. Established in a former printing works in San Francisco's Mission Street, Verso is a high quality space designed to switch ... More >>

Durham Marenghi masterminds Rio lighting

Durham Marenghi masterminds Rio lightingItaly - Just home from Rio where he designed the lighting for the 2016 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies, Durham Marenghi shares his reflections about the project, for which he brought a massive line-up of SGM lighting fixtures including P-2, P-5, Q-7 and G-1 Beams, supplied by Italian rental company Agorá. Marenghi is no stranger to lighting design in an Olympic context. He has been involved with the Turin Winter Olympics in 2006, the London 2012 handover at the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony in 2008, and the Sochi Winter ... More >>

Elation ACL 360 Bars add flare to Flatts tour

Elation ACL 360 Bars add flare to Flatts tourUSA - Elation Professional's ACL 360 Bar colour-changing LED battens are being used by lighting designer Andy Knighton to add a flare of lighting dynamism to the Rascal Flatts Rhythms & Roots tour, a post-Vegas residency outing that has the country music trio on the road in the U.S. until mid-October. "The ACL 360 Bars are used as a 'spice' for this show to enhance an otherwise typical video background," says Knighton, who has been designing the lighting for Rascal Flatts since 2003. "We were attracted to them due to their ... More >>

Elation Cuepix Panels go mad in Madrid

Elation Cuepix Panels go mad in MadridSpain - Mad Cool Festival is a new rock and pop music festival in Spain that debuted 16-18 June at the Caja Magica tennis grounds in Madrid. With a line-up that included Neil Young, The Who and The Prodigy, and a three-day attendance that topped 100,000, Mad Cool is off to an impressive start. Madrid-based PRG Spain was responsible for the audiovisual production for the festival's three main stages and incorporated Elation Professional's Cuepix Panel LED matrices into the design for Stage Three, a 10,000-capacity stage located inside ... More >>

Hawthorn steps into virtual reality at Battersea

Hawthorn steps into virtual reality at BatterseaUK - Hawthorn invited guests to step into virtual Battersea Evolution at the Smart Group's relaunch of London's most unique and versatile event space. The successful showcase event relaunched Battersea Evolution to the event industry; demonstrating its flexibility and unveiling its new brand. As technical partner to the venue, Hawthorn delivered the full technical production for the event, which included creating and delivering a virtual reality experience for 280 guests. Hawthorn teamed up with the Smart Group to create a high impact ... More >>

Lollapalooza's silver year shines with Bandit Lites

Lollapalooza's silver year shines with Bandit LitesUSA - To celebrate Lollapalooza's 25th Anniversary, the festival gave its estimated 400,000 attendees a very special gift: a fourth day to see some of their favourite acts live, including J. Cole, Lana Del Ray, Radiohead, Future, Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Ellie Goulding and Haim. Bandit Lites once again worked with C3 Presents to provide the festival lighting package for both the Samsung and Bud Light Stages, along with site lighting. Lighting designer Seth Jackson created the festival lighting rig, reaching out to the ... More >>

Pearce Hire looks to the future

Pearce Hire looks to the futureUK - Pearce Hire acknowledges the importance of engaging with those who will shape the future of the industry in years to come, and has confirmed its participation at the first Production Futures taking place on Thursday 6 October at Production Park in Wakefield. "We believe in investing time and energy to nurture the skills and enthusiasm for our industry from the next generation of technicians, designers and producers," observes MD Shaun Pearce, whose company Pearce Hire has an established intern programme with local college PRC (... More >>

Powersoft helps boost Bardentreffen's island theme

Powersoft helps boost Bardentreffen's island themeGermany - Powersoft's flagship amplifiers were out in force recently at the annual Bardentreffen Festival in Nuremberg - one of a number of successful deployments around the world during the busy festival system. For the second consecutive year, Powersoft partner Barowski AG provided sound reinforcement for the main stage, situated on the Hauptmarkt in front of the city's main town hall, bidding successfully for the contract, issued by organisers, the City of Nuremberg. Billed as "Germany's largest world music festival", and attracting ... More >>

Rogues rock Fenway Park for Jason Aldean

Rogues rock Fenway Park for Jason AldeanUSA - Labour Day may mark the official end to summer in the US, but for the big crowd gathered at Boston's Fenway Park the following weekend, the season was still in full swing. The hometown Red Sox were battling for a pennant, but they were 431 miles away in Toronto playing the Blue Jays. The sweet summertime mood that enveloped fans at the historic ballpark on 9 and 10 September came not from baseball, but from a memorable concert by country music superstar Jason Aldean and special guest Kid Rock. Contributing to the freewheeling ... More >>

Sao Paulo-based LPL invests in BMFLs

Sao Paulo-based LPL invests in BMFLsBrazil - Lighting rental company LPL, based in Sao Paulo, has invested in 90 Robe BMFL WashBeams to service their immediate and ongoing work. They will join over 400 Robe fixtures that the company currently has in stock. LPL services around 800 shows and events a year of different types and sizes, covering multiple sectors including music and concert touring, festivals, corporate events and brand activations and theatre and TV productions. Caio Bertti, one of five directors and also an LD in his own right, comments, "LPL believes that ... More >>

SL Live in the mix with the Pope in Mexico

SL Live in the mix with the Pope in MexicoMexico - During a recent week-long tour of Mexico, Pope Francis addressed record audiences at five venues around the country, accompanied by SSL Live L500 and L300 consoles in a variety of roles. Miguel Angel Tapia Trujillo was the Front of House engineer at the Parque Chamizal in Ciudad Juárez. His SSL L500 console used the SSL Blacklight II high bandwidth multiplexed MADI connection for around 90 inputs from stage including choir, orchestra, and podium microphones, plus the stage feeds from five opening bands. "We did that all in one ... More >>

Successful launch for the Analog Way Academy

Successful launch for the Analog Way AcademyUSA - Analog Way has been named an official InfoComm International Renewal Unit (RU) Provider. This will allow thousands of professionals who hold InfoComm International's Certified Technology Specialist credentials to earn renewal units toward their certification by completing Analog Way training programmes. Certification Programmes for LiveCoreTM series of premium AV video processors, including Ascender, NeXtage and SmartMatriX Ultra units, and Vertige Premium Show Controller, can now be completed for RUs. Both Certified Technology ... More >>

Syncrolite shares stage at Made in America Festival

Syncrolite shares stage at Made in America FestivalUSA - The Budweiser Made in America Festival returned to Philadelphia for its fifth season this Labour Day weekend with a star-studded lineup including the Syncrolite XL and SyncroMITE Beam. Rihanna and Coldplay headlined the weekend. Patrick Dierson, principle designer for The-Activity and LD for the festival, explains how the Syncrolite products were used. "The XL's were an absolute workhorse for the festival's main stage as they became the main source of wash light for the rig. "Originally specified by Rihanna's LD, Jesse Blevins, ... More >>

Utah State's Aggies score with L-Acoustics K2

Utah State's Aggies score with L-Acoustics K2USA - Utah State University football fans will get both an eyeful and an earful this season. In addition to a massive new 67ft-by-38ft video scoreboard at the north end of Merlin Olsen Field, USU's Maverik Stadium now also has an equally impressive new sound system built around L-Acoustics' K2 enclosures. The system was officially commissioned just ahead of the Aggies' fall season, specified and designed by Richmond, Virginia's Anthony James Partners and installed and integrated by Salt Lake City-based Poll Sound, an L-Acoustics ... More >>

Rupert Neve Designs debuts Shelford Channel

Rupert Neve Designs debuts Shelford ChannelUSA - New for AES 2016, Rupert Neve Designs has announced the Shelford Channel. The Shelford Channel is built around Rupert Neve's first new transformer-gain, class A mic preamp in over 40 years. This new preamp design is complemented by the "best-of-the-classics" 1073- and 1064-inspired inductor EQ section from Rupert Neve Designs' existing Shelford 5051 and 5052 modules, a bold and powerful new diode bridge compressor inspired by the 2254 with additional functionality, a new dual-tap transformer output with high- and low-headroom ... More >>

sE Electronics triple launch in Los Angeles

sE Electronics triple launch in Los AngelesUSA - For this year's AES Show in Los Angeles, sE Electronics is introducing the X1 A, a new entry point to their X1 Series designed to be the best-in-class offering on the market for home recordists and bringing the heritage of the X1 Series to an expanded user base worldwide. On the live sound front, sE has also announced a pair of dynamic microphones - a first for the company, known primarily for their industry standard Reflexion Filters and hand-crafted condensers. According to sE, the new V7 supercardioid dynamic and V3 cardioid ... More >>

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