23 July 2014

Robe Pointes on fire with the Rolling Stones

Robe Pointes on fire with the Rolling StonesEurope - The Rolling Stones have just finished the European section of their 14 On Fire tour with another spectacular lighting design by Patrick Woodroffe of Woodroffe Basset Design (WBD) which included 54 Robe Robin Pointes amongst 200 plus other moving lights. The 54 Pointes - the first to be incorporated into a design for the band and the first time that Woodroffe has used Pointes on a major concert touring show - were provided by award winning UK lighting rental company, Neg Earth. They were located on 12 sections of HUD ... More >>

Meyer at The Crossing Church in Las Vegas

Meyer at The Crossing Church in Las VegasUSA - To attract a younger, media-savvy demographic, The Crossing Christian Church in Las Vegas has installed a concert-grade Meyer Sound system. The design features the JM-1P arrayable loudspeaker and the 1100-LFC low-frequency control element, Meyer Sound's most powerful loudspeaker for the 30 Hz to 85 Hz frequency range. "It's great to finally have a system with enough headroom so that we can push it hard when needed, and have it respond with a smooth increase in gain, without distorting or changing the tonality," says Bob Meyers, ... More >>

Michael Meacham creates pixel ambience with Chauvet

Michael Meacham creates pixel ambience with ChauvetJapan - The newly-opened Vanity Osaka nightclub in Osaka features a bold lighting design by Michael Meacham that draws upon the brightness, colour and pixel mapping capabilities of over 400 fixtures from Chauvet Professional. Meacham of iDesign Productions (Miami) has designed some of the highest profile clubs in the world. He faced a special challenge when lighting Vanity Osaka. "This is a single level club with both sides of the dance floor elevated for VIP seating, so my design was going to be broad, horizontal and expansive," he ... More >>

Tannoy loudspeakers update Fort Worth church

Tannoy loudspeakers update Fort Worth churchUSA - University Christian Church (UCC), located on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, recently upgraded its sound reinforcement system with Tannoy column line array loudspeakers. Curt Taipale, owner of Taipale Media Systems (TMS), headquartered in Allen, Texas was tasked with designing the new system. He worked closely with SAV, a Plano-based system integration company that handled the installation. "The existing sound reinforcement system was more than 20 years old," explains Taipale. "I worked alongside ... More >>

RML's B-EYE stars on BBC's Blue Peter

RML's B-EYE stars on BBC's Blue PeterUK - Blue Peter is one of the longest running shows in television history. So much history, it is a national treasure. Richard Martin Lighting (RML) has been involved in the show for a long time now and continues to support lighting designer Lee Allen, who is always keen to try out the latest innovations on his shows. This was the case when RML invested in the new Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20. What makes interesting and different is a completely new feature: the front lens may be rotated to create lots of small bright compositions, ... More >>

Adlib gets into Summertime at Wembley

Adlib gets into Summertime at WembleyUK - For the fourth year running Adlib supplied audio crew & equipment for Capital FM's Summertime Ball phenomenon staged at Wembley Stadium, London. The line-up of A-List artists included David Guetta, Ellie Goulding, Miley Cyrus, Enrique Inglesias, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, 5 Seconds of Summer and numerous others. Adlib's resident KSE system engineer Tony Szabo once again designed and specified an L-Acoustics K1 / K2 PA system to complement the new stage design. For the first time at the Capital shows, Adlib opted for DiGiCo ... More >>

Bandit brings magic to Little Big Town tour

Bandit brings magic to Little Big Town tourUSA - Little Big Town is hitting the road with a bigger production than ever before with new technology provided by Bandit Lites. Bandit added the Ayrton Magicpanel-R to its ever expanding inventory, providing its clients with the latest technological advances to give audience members a brilliant show. The Magicpanel-R is comprised of a 6x6 matrix that boasts continuous double rotation on two axes while generating clearly defined beams. Each fixture offers 11500 lumen and a centre beam intensity of 1,350,000 candela, but only consumes ... More >>

Third Eye Blind rocks with Clay Paky

Third Eye Blind rocks with Clay PakyUSA - American alternative rock band Third Eye Blind (3eb) is taking its Festival Tour to venues across America, and Clay Paky's A.leda B-EYE K20 LED-based moving lights are hitting the road with them. 3eb's production and lighting designer Mitchell Schellenger, of I Like Lights in Denver, created a look for the band that echoes the sunset set times of some of their gigs. "The band doesn't always have a headline slot, and when that happens they don't have the luxury of performing in complete darkness," Schellenger explains. "So we ... More >>

ELAR Q1 colour changing Par debuts at Xbox event

ELAR Q1 colour changing Par debuts at Xbox eventUSA - On 9 June, the Galen Centre in Los Angeles became the centre of the gaming universe as Xbox held a global briefing for media and Xbox fans at the annual video game show, E3. Broadcast live on Spike TV and on the Internet, some 140 Elation ELAR Q1 colour changing Par lights supplied by Illumination Dynamics made their debut in the elaborate stage set. The Microsoft Xbox 2014 media briefing is used as a platform to launch new games, as well as take a look at previously announced games. Lighting design for the event was handled by ... More >>

Summer Jazz showcases the best of young UK talent

Summer Jazz showcases the best of young UK talentUK - The successful, high-powered and influential partnership between Yamaha in association with Jazzwise, the All-Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group, PPL, and 606 Club continues into a record eighth year providing funding, performance and recording opportunities to the cream of young jazz musicians, nominated for special consideration by the Heads of Jazz at the UK's leading conservatoires/universities. This year's jazz scholars to benefit from the scheme received their awards at the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation ... More >>

Danley expands outdoor loudspeaker series

Danley expands outdoor loudspeaker seriesUSA - Danley Sound Labs has announced the expansion of its OS Outdoor Series of fully-weatherized loudspeakers, including a new fully-weatherized subwoofer. Although all Danley products are optionally available with level-2 weatherization, which includes fibreglass seams, stainless steel hardware, and protective coatings over all wooden components, the fact remains that those wooden components will have a shorter life span in the elements than they would have had in an indoor installation. In contrast, Danley OS products are constructed ... More >>

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