9 February 2016

The Week in Lighting & Sound

The Week in Lighting & SoundWorld Beater - The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has awarded Adele its global artist of the year prize in recognition of her "simply phenomenal" success. Adele's achievement is particularly notable as her third album 25 was not released until late November. It went on to become the fastest selling album in British history. It sold more than 800,000 copies in its first week and with the album kept off streaming sites, its chart success was entirely made up of physical and download sales. The second ... More >>

Andrew Liddle tours New Order with Avolites Arena

Andrew Liddle tours New Order with Avolites ArenaUK - New Order's recent UK and European tour in support of their latest album, Music Complete, featured a vibrant lighting design controlled via an Avolites Arena console. The tour marked the first time lighting designer Andrew Liddle opted for the Arena - Avolites' latest console. "I was really keen to give the Arena a try and it proved very worthwhile," says Liddle. "I saw it to be a natural progression from the Avolites Tiger Touch I've been using since 2010, and found it to be a whole lot more. Hardware wise, it's the ... More >>

Chvrches tour with support from PRG XL Video

Chvrches tour with support from PRG XL VideoUK - Working with production designers, Louis Oliver and James Scott of Okulus Design, PRG XL Video supplied lighting, rigging, and video for Chvrches most recent UK tour. The package combined specially adapted trussing, a variety of lighting types, plus custom-built LED video towers. Oliver's multi-layer design centred around three monoliths of LED video screen. This was built from PRG XL Video's MC-7T LED, supplied by senior account manager, Paul McCauley, and housed in custom units built specially for the tour. The 7mm LED was ... More >>

ESTA announces Above & Beyond Award winners

ESTA announces Above & Beyond Award winnersUSA - ESTA's Technical Standards Council has announced the recipients of the third annual Above & Beyond Awards designed to recognize outstanding Technical Standards Program volunteers. The awards celebrate those volunteers that have made a significant contribution or effort that advances the Technical Standards Program. The TSP exists because hundreds of individuals from across the industry volunteer their expertise and significant amounts of time throughout the year to write standards that increase safety, solve problems, and make ... More >>

Mark Carver and Bandit light Trumpet Awards

Mark Carver and Bandit light Trumpet AwardsUSA - A winter storm couldn't stop the prestigious 24th Annual Trumpet Awards which celebrates and honours African American achievers and those who support the African American experience. , and honours accomplishments in diverse fields including law, medicine, business, politics, the Arts, civil rights, sports, entrepreneurship, entertainment and other careers. Hosted by actress Nia Long and actor Mike Epps, the honourees of this year's Trumpet Awards included EVP and COO of General Motors Alicia Boler-Davis, Former Secretary of Labour ... More >>

Peerless-AV expands in Eastern Europe

Peerless-AV expands in Eastern EuropeEurope - At ISE 2016, which opened in Amsterdam today, AV technology pioneer Peerless-AV confirmed the appointment of two new distributors in Eastern Europe. Stefan Krüger, Peerless-AV's director of sales for DACH and Eastern Europe, said, "We're very pleased to announce two new distributors in Poland for the Peerless-AV brand. The two new distributors will add strength to our product offering and support within the region, with ProAudio focussing mainly on our digital signage products and AV.Net concentrating on our projector mount ... More >>

Showline luminaires take ARIA to Wonderland

Showline luminaires take ARIA to WonderlandUSA - The ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas features a technologically advanced convention and event operation that each year hosts an extravagant New Year's Eve celebration. /I> winding down the proverbial rabbit hole so they reached out to PRG and Vickie Claiborne, lighting and digital media product specialist, for the lighting design. During the planning stages, she was asked to accentuate the interaction between the audience and the performers, so she chose the small yet powerfully creative Showline SL 300 BEAM FX LED luminaire from ... More >>

SSL L300 raises the bar at Northside Christian Church

SSL L300 raises the bar at Northside Christian ChurchUSA - As part of an ongoing project to upgrade its technical infrastructure, Northside Christian Church in New Albany, Indiana, has recently purchased an SSL L300 live console. Founded in a small basement in 1970, Northside has gone from strength to strength, now serving over 5000 people each weekend. Ted W. Roberts, administrator at the church, provides oversight of technical infrastructure, drawing on his own extensive, high-end live sound and touring experience. Most recently, Roberts helped specify the new console: "It's very ... More >>

TiMax helps drive car demand in Frankfurt

TiMax helps drive car demand in FrankfurtGermany - At the recent 165th IAA motor show in Frankfurt, experiential sound design company PaniX GbR responded to specific client demands for "surround sound to follow video content" by employing TiMax audio showcontrol and 3D audio animation capabilities for the exhibits and conferences of two separate auto brands. For Hyundai, the PaniX team used a single 32-channnel TiMax SoundHub with MADI to create a dynamic and immersive press conference for the Korean manufacturer. In the first instance TiMax created an intimate atmospheric ... More >>

Utopium lights Bristol Green Capital closing ceremony

Utopium lights Bristol Green Capital closing ceremonyUK - Utopium worked alongside lead contractor Richmond Event Management (REM) to help shine a spotlight on the Bristol Green Capital closing ceremony, as the city celebrated a successful year, February 2016. As Bristol prepared to hand over its 'European Green Capital' title to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, residents gathered in Bristol's Colston Hall to reflect over the innovations in 2015 and consider the legacy of Green Capital 2015, hearing exciting plans for the year ahead. REM contracted a range of local suppliers, including ... More >>

Aaron Creps joins Apollo Design Technology

Aaron Creps joins Apollo Design TechnologyUSA - Apollo Design Technology, Inc. has announced the appointment of Aaron Creps as a production technician. In this role, Creps is responsible for the assembly and testing of mechanical and electronic subassemblies and products including precision calibration. He will also provide technical assistance to internal personnel and customers. "Aaron brings great technical skills and a strong mechanical background to the Apollo team," said Mr. Joel Nichols, president of Apollo Design. Prior to joining Apollo Design Technology, Creps worked ... More >>

Paul Whiting retires from Sennheiser

Paul Whiting retires from SennheiserGermany/UK - Sennheiser electronic GmbH & Co. has announced the retirement of Paul Whiting, president of strategic collaborations. A familiar face in the audio industry, Paul leaves Sennheiser enjoying a much higher profile in the professional audio industry than it did when he joined the company more than 25 years ago. Paul began his career with Sennheiser in 1990, after 15 years with former UK partner Hayden Laboratories, which saw him establish a Sennheiser pro-audio network in the UK and head the company's professional division as ... More >>

ISE 2016: Allen & Heath debuts installation mixers

ISE 2016: Allen & Heath debuts installation mixersThe Netherlands - Allen & Heath has launched two new installation mixers, the GR3 and GR4, designed to provide simple yet comprehensive control of programme audio and announcements for multiple zones in bars, restaurants, stores and other leisure and retail environments. Highly configurable, the GR3 and GR4 are suited to applications requiring multiple input sources and specific priority settings. Both the GR3 and GR4 are 1U rack-mounting audio mixers, with standout features that include an easy access mic input on the front panel for ... More >>

ISE 2016: Avolites launches 'supercharged' Ai R Series

ISE 2016: Avolites launches 'supercharged' Ai R SeriesThe Netherlands - Avolites is on stand 8-K330 at ISE Amsterdam, which opens today at the RAI Exhibition and Conference Centre, to launch its powered up new range of Ai R Series media servers. The Ai R Series is Avolites' most powerful range of media servers to date, and comprises the Ai Infinity R4, Ai Infinity R8, Ai Infinity Rx4 and Ai Infinity Rx8. All servers in the range take advantage of the increased speed and power of the latest processors, solid-state drives and AMD graphics cards. "We've packed the very best technology into ... More >>

ISE 2016: Christie opens Pandoras Box Version 5.9

ISE 2016: Christie opens Pandoras Box Version 5.9The Netherlands - Christie continues to strengthen the flexibility of its award-winning Pandoras Box media server system with the introduction of Pandoras Box Version 5.9. This latest evolution provides faster, more intuitive operation with a wider range of options, compatibility and user-friendly workflow solutions, unleashing the full potential of the system's powerful rendering engine. Features include a standalone Kiosk Mode, a completely redesigned Patch-Tab, the addition of a Cues Tab for an overview of all cues, and an optimized ... More >>

ISE 2016: Clear-Com showcases intercom solutions

ISE 2016: Clear-Com showcases intercom solutionsThe Netherlands - Clear-Com will present its latest communication and connectivity tools at ISE 2016. These products demonstrate Clear-Com's intercom and connectivity solutions to enable secure, reliable and constant communications among local or geographically-disperse work teams. Recently-released HelixNet Version 3.0, a software-only update to the acclaimed HelixNet digital network partyline platform, unlocks the overall capacity of the HelixNet system allowing it a six-fold expansion for supporting more communication channels and ... More >>

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