26 November 2014

Hawthorn names DPA as primary mic brand

Hawthorn names DPA as primary mic brandUK - Hawthorn, the independent supplier of technical production services, has named DPA Microphones as its primary mic brand. Established in 1987, Hawthorn employs over 120 staff from offices around the UK and handles over 1,000 events every year, including gala dinners, product launches, conferences and parties. The company's product portfolio has seen a major investment over the last two years including lighting, sound, AV, rigging, staging and drapes. Among this considerable inventory is a wide range of DPA mics, including d:fine ... More >>

DiGiCo's Christmas cheer on Facebook

DiGiCo's Christmas cheer on FacebookUK - Get some audio cheer this festive season with DiGiCo's 12 Days of Christmas and treat yourself to the chance of winning 12 DiGiCo gifts. For your chance of winning, all you need to do is visit DiGiCo's Facebook page at facebook.com/DiGiCo.Official. The fun starts on the 1 December and finishes on the 12th, with a prize to be won each day. To be in with a chance of winning a prize, make sure you follow these simple Rules of Engagement: •To enter the competition, click on ... More >>

Eurotruss and Procom ME in distribution agreement

Eurotruss and Procom ME in distribution agreementUAE - Effective October 2014 Eurotruss and Procom ME have signed a master distribution agreement for the Middle East. Procom ME is established in Dubai with a significant presence in Beirut as well, and specialises in the fields of professional lighting, sound, video and rigging. Leading brands it represents include Clay Paky, Avolites and Meyer Sound. Procom also provides back up by a skilled creative and experienced team, plus comprehensive rigging solutions for all requirements in various fields and locations. In addition to its ... More >>

Lucidity moves into lighting

Lucidity moves into lightingSouth Africa - Technical production and equipment rental company Lucidity recently made their first lighting purchase comprising of an Avolites Tiger Touch, six Robe Pointes, six Robin 300 LEDWash fixtures, data and cabling. This augments their current stock of LEDForce 18 RGBW, Source 4 Profiles and PARcans. "We've always focused more on AV and sound," says Paul Newman. "I'm a noise boy at heart not a lighting guy and so emphasis has always been on the audio and AV side, however it was time to finally invest in lighting and so we ... More >>

Made in Dagenham with Stage Technologies & Delstar

Made in Dagenham with Stage Technologies & DelstarUK - Based on a true story as well as the 2010 film of the same name, Made in Dagenham is a new musical comedy at London's Adelphi Theatre about the equal pay strike by the women who made car seats at the London suburb's Ford factory in 1968. The show stars Gemma Arterton as Rita O'Grady. The action unfolds against a lively soundtrack of 1960s-inspired song and dance numbers and brightly coloured sets. To automate the latter the show's production manager, Matt Towell selected Stage Technologies to supply a 39-axis overhead, stage level ... More >>

DDT on tour with grandMA2

DDT on tour with grandMA2Russia - Founded by lead singer and only remaining original member Yuri Shevchuk in 1980, DDT is a popular Russian rock band named after the pesticide DDT, and is among the best known and most prolific Russian bands of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The band was recently back on the road again for its current Pellucid tour. Their lighting designer Andrejs Dubkovs (Lumen Art Division) used a grandMA2 full-size console and a MA NPU (Network Processing Unit). Dubkovs explained his preference for MA control solutions: "I've ... More >>

GLP X4 plays major role in 'Fall of the Wall' celebration

GLP X4 plays major role in 'Fall of the Wall' celebrationGermany - To celebrate 25 years of the Berlin Wall being torn down, a massive day of festivities took place on November 9th, culminating in a major ceremony in front of the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Some 8,000 helium balloons were released into the night sky over Germany's capital at the culmination of events while GLP's frontline X4 series impression LED automated heads also helped light up the night sky with a real tour de force for the central event - courtesy of the dynamic lightshow designed by Björn Hermann. Björn Hermann had been ... More >>

Clay Paky helps mark fall of Berlin Wall anniversary

Clay Paky helps mark fall of Berlin Wall anniversaryGermany - Lighting designer Björn Hermann created a spectacular light show at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to launch a night of celebrations commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago. Choosing to use a mix of Clay Paky SuperSharpy and Mythos fixtures, Hermann delivered a high impact and emotive display that could be seen for miles around. Washed in vibrant colours, the pillars and architecture of the Brandenburg Gate stood out against the night sky as intense beams of light emanated from varying heights and distances. Hermann ... More >>

Black Light scores with Gleneagles refurbishment

Black Light scores with Gleneagles refurbishmentUK - Edinburgh-based Black Light helped the world-famous Gleneagles Hotel revamp its flagship conference venue in time for the 2014 Ryder Cup. The project involved the installation of power, data, sound and lighting systems in the hotel's Gleneagles Suite. This is Gleneagles' premier event space and the location of many high-profile meetings and functions. "Our work was part of an overall refurbishment of the suite by designers Sedley Place," says Black Light's head of company development, Phil Haldane. "Our role was to help the ... More >>

CPL delivers technical production for TGAIS event

CPL delivers technical production for TGAIS eventUK - Four African Heads of State were amongst a raft of distinguished speakers and VIP delegates attending the high profile 2014 Global African Investment Summit (TGAIS), with a keynote speech by First Secretary of State William Hague, at the Savoy Hotel in London. The two-day event was organised by dmg::events, with technical production delivered by Central Presentations Ltd (CPL). CPL was working for the event organiser dmg::events alongside production company Live Communications. The west Midlands based technical specialist was ... More >>

Shure remains preferred choice for Idols SA

Shure remains preferred choice for Idols SASouth Africa - The winner of Idols SA season 10 was announced during a spectacular live finale held at Carnival City Casino and Entertainment Centre on Sunday 23 November. Vincent Bones was voted as the winner of Idols X - the longest running reality show in South Africa. According to sources from DStv, all previous Idols SA voting records were broken. The total number of votes reached an incredible 24,364,245 compared to 7,253,971 votes that were received last year. The finale witnessed a variety of guest appearances by ... More >>

Union Depot renovation features Community systems

Union Depot renovation features Community systemsUSA - A recent renovation has restored St. Paul's Union Depot to its original 1920s splendour while a new sound system with Community Entasys loudspeakers has brought intelligible voice announcements and clear sound reinforcement to the depot's transit services and its many public events. Originally completed in 1926, Union Depot served as many as 300 trains and 20,000 passengers each day. But, as passenger rail travel declined, the last train left the depot in 1971 and the historic structure became home to restaurants, offices, and ... More >>

Audinate appoints VP of marketing

Audinate appoints VP of marketingUSA - Joshua Rush has joined Audinate as vice president of marketing. Rush brings over 20 years of experience in business, consumer and channel marketing in a variety of industries, including computer hardware, networking and telecommunications. As part of the continuing expansion of Audinate, Rush will lead the global marketing function for Audinate with a specific emphasis on driving awareness for Dante enabled products with the channel and end users. Through similar roles at HP and Vesta Corporation, Rush has extensive experience ... More >>

W-DMX teams up with CLF Europe

W-DMX teams up with CLF EuropeThe Netherlands - Wireless Solution Sweden AB and Dutch lighting manufacturer Creative Lighting Fixtures (CLF Europe BV) have announced the latest line of lighting fixtures offering W-DMX as standard or optional OEM installed. The CLF Conan is an innovative concept by CLF. This spot has a remarkably fast and wide zoom (11°- 58°) and a high light output with a superb colour mixing. With 12 x 10W RGB+W LED, the Conan is the perfect fixture for theatre applications, TV shows and rental projects. With the optional W-DMX Module it ... More >>

Enthusiastic response to Chauvet Professional at LDI

Enthusiastic response to Chauvet Professional at LDIUSA - Chauvet Professional has enjoyed many successful LDI shows, but the 2014 version set a new standard, not only for leads generated, but also for visitor enthusiasm, says the company. "It looks like we had more leads than ever," said Berenice Chauvet, vice president of Chauvet Professional. "I can't be completely positive without reviewing the results from past shows, but one thing I can say is that we've never seen so much enthusiasm for our new products." Among the attention getters were two new trail-blazing fixtures from the ... More >>

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