entertainment • presentation • installation

26 September 2016

DiGiCo SD7s on ELO arena tour

DiGiCo SD7s on ELO arena tourUK - This spring saw Jeff Lynne's ELO return to the stage, performing a series of shows in arenas around the UK, including four nights at London's The O2. Fittingly - for the band has drawn musicians from Gary Barlow's band to complement Lynne and long-time ELO pianist Richard Tandy - Gary Bradshaw and Steve Lutley, who have both worked extensively with Barlow and Take That, sit at the FOH and monitor positions respectively, each working with a DiGiCo SD7. In fact, the whole 'machine', as crew chief Onno Ooms describes it, is the same ... More >>

Marq Lighting launches in Europe

Marq Lighting launches in EuropeUK - Following its successful launch in the US, Marq Lighting, a new player in the entertainment lighting sector, has announced the European launch of its diverse range of innovative, professional lighting products. Marq Lighting is an independent brand owned and backed by the resources of music industry heavyweight inMusic. InMusic has a long-standing reputation designing, engineering, manufacturing and marketing fourteen different brands of music recording and performance equipment and software, including innovative DJ brands such as ... More >>

Community-based Fermaten trends with Robe

Community-based Fermaten trends with RobeDenmark - Fermaten is a busy community-based live music and performance venue in Herning, central Denmark, which has a lively entertainment programme encompassing around 140 shows a year and a capacity of 700 - expanded from 500 eight years ago following extensive refurbishment. The venue has been running for 26 years and recently invested in new Robe moving lights, with four DLS Profiles, eight DL4X Spots, and 16 x LEDBeam 100s, all supplied by Robe's Danish distributor, Light Partner. Currently one of the top music venues in the ... More >>

Avolites drives biggest ever gaming event

Avolites drives biggest ever gaming eventUK - Gaming event lighting specialist Steve Thurkettle selected Titan - the lighting and media control interface from UK manufacturer Avolites - to drive his complex audio-visual design for the 58th Insomnia Gaming Festival (Insomnia58), the UK's biggest ever celebration of gaming culture. The event took place at the NEC in Birmingham over the August bank holiday weekend. The Insomnia Gaming Festival has been running since 1999. Organised by specialist gaming event producers Multiplay, it is now housed in nine halls at the NEC. ... More >>

SLX doubles order of Ayrton NandoBeams

SLX doubles order of Ayrton NandoBeamsUK - Dan Quayle and Russell Payne of SLX (the recently re-branded Hire & Live Events Department of Stage Electrics) recently contacted Ambersphere Solutions' Matt Cowles of technical sales about the Ayrton NandoBeam-S3. Cowles says: "At less than 9kg, the S3 is the smallest of the NandoBeam range but at up to 4,000 lumens it packs a powerful punch and offers designers accuracy, speed, optical flexibility and reliability all in one go. It is a great addition to any hire inventory and I was more than happy to go down to Bristol to do a ... More >>

Gearhouse Broadcast relies on Clear-Com

Gearhouse Broadcast relies on Clear-ComAustralia - Gearhouse Broadcast's event communications division has covered comms requirements for some of Australia's biggest live events in 2016, relying on Clear-Com products to get the job done quickly and reliably. Their FreeSpeak II wireless, HelixNet partyline and Eclipse digital matrix systems have formed the backbone of major events like Hillsong Conference and the Queensland and Victorian Schools Spectaculars, ensuring these massive gigs and their live broadcasts run without a hitch. Taking over Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena and ... More >>

Cadac launches CDC seven console at AES

Cadac launches CDC seven console at AESUSA - At AES in Los Angeles this week, Cadac is launching a new addition to its CDC series digital console line. The CDC seven builds still further on the heritage of the flagship CDC eight and success of the medium format CDC six, offering all of the power and operational simplicity of the CDC six with the enhanced production capabilities of an expanded dual 23.5", 16:9 hi-def touch screen, 36-fader control surface. The new CDC seven maintains all of the feel and familiarity of the CDC six, with its major ergonomic advance in user ... More >>

Slightly Stoopid wisely tours with L-Acoustics K2

Slightly Stoopid wisely tours with L-Acoustics K2USA - San Diego-based rock/roots/reggae outfit Slightly Stoopid recently wrapped up its summertime tour of North America. Billed as the Return of the Red Eye Summer Tour - with support from SOJA and Fortunate Youth, as well as other acts on select dates - the tour carried a full L-Acoustics K2 system supplied by Miami-based Beach Sound. This was the first time that K2 had been carried by the band, which was touring in continued support of its 2015 album, Meanwhile . . . Back at the Lab. "The K2 rig was somewhat new to me, but it ... More >>

Qu-32 installed for Nairobi community centre

Qu-32 installed for Nairobi community centreKenya - Leading professional AV provider in East Africa, Sound Creations, recently installed a new audio system at Oshwal Community Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, selecting an Allen & Heath Qu-32 digital mixing system from distributor, PAXT. Opened in 1984, the centre offers the Oshwal society a venue for religious and social gatherings, and can accommodate approximately 4,000 people. The Centre was in need of an upgrade to its audio equipment, selecting the Qu-32 together with an AR2412 and AR84 remote IO racks, providing more outputs and ... More >>

Sennheiser and Neumann focus on Immersive audio

Sennheiser and Neumann focus on Immersive audioUSA - At the 141st AES Convention this week, Sennheiser and Neumann will highlight a wide range of new and legacy microphones for various recording applications. Recently introduced models will include the Collectors' Edition U 47 fet and versatile TLM 107 from Neumann, as well as the new MK 4 digital and the upcoming AMBEO VR Mic from Sennheiser. The topic of VR and AR also takes centre stage at the AES's AVAR Conference, which Sennheiser will be involved with. A full complement of classic recording microphones will also be on display: ... More >>

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