6 May 2015

Mediatech Africa to present latest technologies

Mediatech Africa to present latest technologiesSouth Africa - Mediatech Africa, the largest media and entertainment technology trade show for southern Africa, will be staged this year from 15-17 July at the Dome at Northgate, Johannesburg. Staged biennially, Mediatech Africa presents the latest technologies and trends to southern Africa's broadcast and film sector and rapidly-growing live event and AV systems integration industries. The exhibition area will feature over 130 exhibitors including manufacturers and distributors, and over around 700 brands, while the conference running ... More >>

Hoist UK achieves further UKAS accreditation

Hoist UK achieves further UKAS accreditationUK - Hoist UK has been UKAS accredited against the provisions of OSHAS 18001: Occupational Health and Safety Management. The OSHAS 18001 accreditation adds to their ISO9001: Quality Management and ISO14001: Environmental Management accreditation obtained previously. Hoist UK director, Tony Dickson comments, "Achieving the ISO9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001 is a major milestone in our overall business strategy and reflects the responsibility that Hoist UK's management team and employees have always taken to ensure that we look after our ... More >>

Flare launches 'distortion free' headphones via Kickstarter

Flare launches 'distortion free' headphones via KickstarterUK - Following its success in the pro sound market, Flare Audio is bringing its revolutionary technology to the listening public, with the launch of a campaign on Kickstarter to raise awareness of its ground-breaking innovation in consumer headphones. The campaign runs until 3 June 2015. The British manufacturer has installed audio systems in venues including the iconic Olympic Studios (London) and The Leadmill, (Sheffield), as well as providing live audio to a wide range of artists, venues and festivals. The company is now using global ... More >>

CP Communications hits the road with DiGiCo

CP Communications hits the road with DiGiCoUSA - Over the past three decades, Elmsford, NY-based CP Communications has supplied audio and video communications solutions for many of the world's largest broadcasters, including CBS, ESPN, FOX Sports, NBC Sports Group, Turner Sports and Univision. Boasting a full fleet of HD RF mobile production vehicles capable of handling even the most demanding sports and entertainment events, CP continues to raise the technology bar for its clients with the recent addition of no less than six DiGiCo SD10B digital mixing consoles. After a careful ... More >>

L-Acoustics reinforces Sister Act in Sao Paulo

L-Acoustics reinforces Sister Act in Sao PauloBrazil - Following its successful cinema release, Sister Act moved seamlessly to the theatre, with production company Stage Entertainments enjoying successful runs in London's West End and on Broadway. The touring production has been just as well received, with long runs in North America, France, Spain and the Netherlands. It is Sister Act's ability to translate not only into different languages, but cultures that is part of its magic formula. Its latest home is the Renault Theatre in Brazil's Sao Paulo, where it is proving itself once ... More >>

Chauvet Pro sharpens edge for Motionless In White

Chauvet Pro sharpens edge for Motionless In WhiteUSA - A Motionless in White concert is not for anyone expecting a predictable metalcore experience. Sometimes described as "horror metal," the iconic group never fails to surprise and unsettle audiences by pulling unexpected tricks out of its musical bag, whether it's a shattering blast beat that bursts out of nowhere in the middle of a verse or a haunting keyboard effect that leaves audiences looking over their shoulders. The band's headline performance at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival was no exception, arousing the crowd ... More >>

IoA Conference 2015 papers deadline approaches

IoA Conference 2015 papers deadline approachesUK - Organised by the Electroacoustic Group of the Institute of Acoustics in collaboration with ABTT, AES, APRS & ISCE, the 31st Reproduced Sound Conference - Playing with Fire - will concentrate on all aspects of electroacoustics for live events, including music, theatres and sports in auditoria, festivals and stadia. The event takes place 10-12 November 2015 at the Fire Service College, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire. Papers are invited on topics related to the following: Live Sound; Intelligibility; Venue Safety and Crowd ... More >>

Neets enters the US market

Neets enters the US marketDenmark / USA - Neets is entering the US market in cooperation with its new distributor Starin Marketing. Starin is committed to creating the foundation to make Neets Control Systems the natural choice for classroom and meeting room control by integrators. With over 100,000 control systems deployed, Neets has focused on developing reliable, user friendly and effective room control systems for the AV-integrators around the world. Configuration of the control systems is straightforward without code complexity with Neets Project Designer ... More >>

Q-Sys in control for Rugby World Cup at Twickenham

Q-Sys in control for Rugby World Cup at TwickenhamUK - A QSC Q-Sys audio management system, supplied by QSC's UK installed sound distributors Shure Distribution UK, has been installed at London's Twickenham stadium, home of the Rugby Football Union (RFU). The Q-Sys platform, based around a pair of Core 1100 processors (one main and one redundant Core), routes audio and controls the PA and Voice Alarm systems at the venue, and replaced an outdated Peavey Media Matrix system. 2015 is a big year for the RFU. As well as hosting key matches in the annual Six Nations Championship in February ... More >>

Phillips Auction House installs Sonab 9 system

Phillips Auction House installs Sonab 9 systemUK - When contemporary art specialist, Phillips, recently relocated to their new headquarters in Mayfair's Berkley Square, London, award winning architect Aukett Swanke specified the premium Sonab wireless sound system to compliment and work with the moveable walls and ceilings in the art gallery. Phillip's auction house is one of the foremost specialists in modern culture and art in the world today. The airy showrooms of Phillip's new premises provide an exclusive exhibition area that is fitted to the very highest standard with the ... More >>

Iluminarc saves salmon in California

Iluminarc saves salmon in CaliforniaUSA - Everyone knows that energy efficient LED fixtures like the Iluminarc Ilumipanel 180 IP are good for the environment, but in at least one case they can directly save the animals that occupy our planet too. This was recently demonstrated in convincing fashion at the iconic Sundial at Turtle Bay Bridge in California's Shasta Cascade region. The metal halide fixtures that had previously been used to illuminate the pedestrian/bicycle bridge were causing a serious threat to the sensitive salmon that spawn directly under the glass ... More >>

Secret Cinema raises funds for Refugee Council

Secret Cinema raises funds for Refugee CouncilUK - Secret Cinema announced a second ticket release at its RebelX gathering on Monday, 4 May. Over 3000 Star Wars fans attended the Secret Cinema event at London's Alexandra Palace with DJ Yoda, Nightmares on Wax and special secret act Jamie Jones who joined forces for the Refugee Council, raising £11,000. Following a phenomenal first release of tickets, Secret Cinema announced that more tickets were released for the show running from 4 June until 27 September in a secret London location. The biggest multi-sensory ... More >>

Emerging design company steps forward with Nick Jonas

Emerging design company steps forward with Nick JonasUSA - Nashville-based companies Cour Design and Elite Multimedia Productions are continuing their partnership with the designer's midi-controlled lighting and video system on pop artist Nick Jonas shows in 2015. Cour Design co-founders Gordon Droitcour and Erik Anderson focus on efficient tour design based on midi triggering of lighting and video cues from the band's existing backing tracks. Using Jands Vista Bryon's lighting software, Arkaos Media Master Pro, Capture and Ableton as the master programme, Cour Design builds a whole show ... More >>

XL Video plays the game with McBusted

XL Video plays the game with McBustedUK - XL Video is sharing in the runaway success of supergroup McBusted, an energetic fusion of two of the most popular pop-punk-rock bands from the early noughties - McFly and Busted - which is delighting generations of both original and new fans, all equally exuberant, on their latest UK arena tour. The show's design and set concept is a non-stop, high-octane narrative set in a classic 1980s arcade games machine, which was the brainchild of artistic director Paul Caslin. He's known both bands for around 10 years and has a background in ... More >>

Adlib specifies Soundcraft Vi3000 for landmark venue

Adlib specifies Soundcraft Vi3000 for landmark venueUK - Adlib has supplied one of the first Soundcraft new generation Vi Series mixing consoles to a landmark venue. With its original art deco interior, the Grade II*-listed Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and one of the UK's premier arts and entertainment venues, received the new FOH desk as part of a complete new design and installation, masterminded by Adlib's installation director Roger Kirby and MD Andy Dockerty. It is the latest chapter in a long relationship that has existed between ... More >>

Destiny Christian Church relies on Elation

Destiny Christian Church relies on ElationUSA - Over the past eight years, Illuminate Production Services of Sacramento has completed a number of installs and special event projects at Destiny Christian Church in Rocklin, California, including lighting systems for their main Worship Center, lobby, outdoor facade, and most recently, the Youth Centre. "We wanted to make sure we had a company that would stand behind the gear," stated Rick Franke of Illuminate Production Services when asked the main reason why ADJ Group lighting companies feature so prominently at Destiny Christian.... More >>

grandMA2 at Miss South Africa pageant

grandMA2 at Miss South Africa pageantSouth Africa - Set and lighting designer, Joshua Cutts from Visual Frontier, used one grandMA2 full-size, one MA NPU (Network Processing Unit) and grandMA2 onPC for back-up on Miss South Africa, hosted at Sun City's Superbowl. Cutts explains that the beautifully lit HD televised production, with the set and full technical supplied by Dream Sets, went back to a fashion show feel. Gavin Wratten was the producer and director from Sic Entertainment: "The show concept came about as Gavin talked me through his ideas," commented Joshua Cutts. "... More >>

Adastra debuts upgraded induction loop amplifier

Adastra debuts upgraded induction loop amplifierUK - Adastra's LA-600 mkII advanced induction loop amplifier is used for driving a cable loop around a room to provide assisted listening for hearing aid users. Front panel controls including level controls for the 3 mic/line channels, bass, treble and loop current can be adjusted using a screwdriver. This model has a drive capacity for areas up to 600sq.m. square metres. Key features include: suitable for hearing aids fitted with a "T" switch; mic/line level switch for each input; built-in siren for evacuation alert and peak current ... More >>

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