22 July 2016

Fairlight plans divestment of pro audio technology

Fairlight plans divestment of pro audio technologyAustralia - Fairlight.au, the Australian technology development company best known for its professional audio products that are used by major broadcasters and producers around the world, has announced that it is actively seeking a buyer for its Professional Audio technology. "Over its long history, Fairlight has continually developed highly innovative professional audio technologies that are used by a large number of major content producers around the world" says Philip Belcher, CEO. "With a range of innovative new AES67 compliant audio ... More >>

Rigging Industry trials apprenticeship scheme

Rigging Industry trials apprenticeship schemeUK - Rigging industry experts from across the UK joined forces at Birmingham's' Barclaycard Arena to trial the Trailblazer Live Event Rigging Apprenticeship assessment on 29 June. The Live Event Rigging Apprenticeship, part of the government's Trailblazer scheme encouraging three million new apprentices by 2020, has been developed by the National Rigging Advisory Group (NRAG) to provide formal training to new recruits, supporting them beyond the National Rigging Certificate Level 2, and plug the gap in trainee numbers to fill increasing ... More >>

Universal Parks and Christie in agreement

Universal Parks and Christie in agreementUSA - Universal Parks & Resorts has entered into a corporate partnership agreement with Christie, which will see Christie delivering the latest projection technologies to Universal Parks & Resorts as the official projection system provider. The agreement includes Universal Parks & Resorts' Theme Parks and CityWalk complexes throughout the United States. As a Universal Parks & Resorts corporate partner, Christie will be the preferred partner for projectors ordered, purchased, and installed by Universal Parks & Resorts at all domestic ... More >>

L-Acoustics delivers ultimate audio at Zero Gravity

L-Acoustics delivers ultimate audio at Zero GravityUAE - Zero Gravity, a popular beach club, bar and restaurant situated on the perimeter of Skydive Dubai, unveiled its much-anticipated 2,000sq.m expansion in March, including a 39m glass-fronted infinity swimming pool, 75sq.m multi-use stage and one of the world's first permanent installations of L-Acoustics' X Series, along with L-Acoustics K2 and ARCS Wide loudspeaker systems, which is part of an overall audio-visual system that uses the highest quality equipment currently available. The expansion - which comprises of 50 sun loungers, ... More >>

Robe gets good vibrations in Viborg

Robe gets good vibrations in ViborgDenmark - The ancient city of Viborg in central Jutland is one of the oldest in Denmark dating back to the Eighth Century Viking settlements and has always had a tradition for meetings and commercial and social interactions. Each year in June the streets, squares and parks become energised with Snapsting, a 10-day annual festival, organised by the city to bring entertainment, arts, culture, sports, music and fun to its community! The three main entertainment stages this year were equipped with Robe moving lights provided by rental ... More >>

Clay Paky rocks out on Greenfield festival

Clay Paky rocks out on Greenfield festivalSwitzerland - Over 100 Clay Paky fixtures featured in Greenfield rock festival's main and smaller stage rigs with lighting designer Nico Müller of technical supplier Go Audio choosing the fixtures for their "ideal balance of power consumption, output and weight". Set in the picturesque Swiss mountains, Greenfield 2016 saw an impressive line-up of more than 40 international rock, punk and metalcore bands including Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Prodigy, Dropkick Murphys and Bullet For My Valentine (BFMV). More than 100,000 people from across ... More >>

Rogues on the road with Brett Ethredge

Rogues on the road with Brett EthredgeUSA - For rising young country music star Brett Eldredge, appearing on tour with Grammy and CMA-winning performer Keith Urban represents another milestone in a career that has taken off like a rocket. Like every support act, though, Eldredge's team is expected to get its lighting floor package on and off the stage quickly. This dictum could have created a special challenge, since Eldredge's big sound requires an equally impressive lightshow, but lighting designer Trevor Ahlstrand of Ahlstrand Productions and lighting director Wesley ... More >>

Black Light awarded accreditations

Black Light awarded accreditationsUK - As of July 2016, Edinburgh based Black Light has been awarded Constructionline and The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) accreditations. Constructionline is a procurement and supply chain management service that, assesses, collects and monitors standard company information. Black Light gained the accreditation through a question set that is aligned to PAS 91, the standardised pre-qualification questionnaire developed by BSI to reduce duplication within the construction industry. CHAS is the fastest growing ... More >>

MGG supplies SAPOA annual convention

MGG supplies SAPOA annual conventionSouth Africa - MGG were called upon to supply the full technical for the SAPOA annual convention, which celebrated its fiftieth anniversary at the Sandton Convention Centre's Pavilion Venue in Johannesburg. For this occasion, MGG asked lighting designer Francois van der Merwe from Wizardry Group to design both the conference and banquet styled show. The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) is the representative body and official voice of the commercial and industrial property industry in South Africa. As they wanted ... More >>

Penn Elcom gets wired for new studio

Penn Elcom gets wired for new studioUK - Penn Elcom completed the design and installation of a wiring infrastructure for a new recording studio in Hastings, housed in an old Methodist Church building in the heart of the town. The studio is owned by Paul Godfrey, songwriter / producer and well known as creator of the popular trip hop trio, Morcheeba. The installation entailed delivering all the multicores, cables, stage boxes, patch bays, wall racks plus associated metalwork, and was overseen by Penn's Leon Whipp who heads the company's specialist wiring division. Every ... More >>

René M°rch returns to new role at DPA

René M°rch returns to new role at DPADenmark - DPA Microphones has appointed René M°rch as the company's new product manager. M°rch previously worked for DPA Microphones from 2006 until 2009 as the research & development manager. "We are thrilled to bring René back in this new role," says Thorsten Reuber, interim CEO of DPA Microphones. "DPA has been experiencing exceptional growth and success in presenting new products to the public, and we are excited to continue this prosperity with René. We look forward to leveraging his knowledge and ... More >>

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