26 August 2016

Star Events celebrates 40th birthday

Star Events celebrates 40th birthdayUK - Star Events turns 40 today, 26 August 2016, with its commitment to invention, safety and best practice the key to all the candles on the birthday cake. Founded by Roger Barrett and Maddy Sheals as touring sound specialist Star Hire, the company's first contract, in 1976, was with singer/songwriter Carol Grimes. Star went on to provide for the likes of Split Enz, the Rock Against Racism tour of 1979 and Miles Davis in a similar capacity. Star Hire stages made their debut at Notting Hill Carnival 1983, Barrett, and Sheals who retired ... More >>

Robe Spikie makes UK debut

Robe Spikie makes UK debutUK - Robe's new Spikie fixtures - small, super-fast LED WashBeams - made their UK debut on a lighting rig designed by Paul Griffiths of Firebird Events for a UK sales conference staged in the Champagne Suite at the Novotel West London. Twenty-four Spikies were installed by Firebird, the three-day event's technical solutions provider in the suite which served as the main plenary area. The lighting brief for the dress jewellery and accessories company was to keep it up-beat with plenty of razzamatazz and drama, accents and big moments to ... More >>

David Martin joins Elation Professional

David Martin joins Elation ProfessionalUK - Elation Professional has announced that as of 15 August longtime lighting professional David Martin has joined the company as key account manager serving the southern UK. David is a familiar face to many in the industry, having developed a wealth of relationships over his 27 years in the lighting and audiovisual industry. "I have been watching Elation's progress over the last few years and am extremely excited and proud to be part of its drive forward," he stated upon starting in the position. "With innovative award-winning ... More >>

Rigging Upgrade for Outdoor Theatre

Rigging Upgrade for Outdoor TheatreUSA - Several years ago, J.R. Clancy inspected the rigging at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, Texas, and found it was near the end of its useful life after 48 years. The Miller's older rigging equipment was having difficulty handling some heavy sets, but the J.R. Clancy components had lasted nearly half a century thanks to their quality and regular maintenance. The Miller is a unique venue - a free, outdoor, full-proscenium theatre; the original facility was built in 1923. Rebuilt in 1968, the Miller now includes a 64ft x 41ft ... More >>

Cadac sponsors IBC's Big Screen Experience

Cadac sponsors IBC's Big Screen ExperienceThe Netherlands - Cadac is once more an official IBC sponsor, providing all of the audio networking and control for the IBC Big Screen Experience at the convention. This year's proprietary MegaCOMMS audio network comprises the company's flagship CDC eight-32 console, two of the latest CDC six medium size consoles, a compact CDC four:m console, a CDC MC Router and six CDC I/O stageboxes. The Big Screen Experience Auditorium is being rigged with the CDC eight-32, a CDC six, along with the CDC MC Router, and two CDC I/O 3216 and two CDC ... More >>

Abbey Extravaganza comes alive with RGJ and MLA

Abbey Extravaganza comes alive with RGJ and MLAUK - When Van Morrison headlined the 20th Anniversary Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza - the annual event which traditionally follows the Glastonbury Festival - Martin Audio's MLA Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array was on hand, just as it had been at the main Pyramid stage six weeks earlier. Responsible for the audio production was once again RG Jones Sound Engineering, who have a long-standing relationship with both events. Michael Eavis staged the very first Extravaganza in 1996, when Glastonbury Festival had a fallow year. Set in the ... More >>

Audiologic and AUDAC go separate ways

Audiologic and AUDAC go separate waysUK - Audiologic has announced that it is to conclude its arrangement with audio solutions brand AUDAC (whose portfolio includes Caymon and Procab accessories) with effect 1 October 2016. A statement says, "As Audiologic seeks to consolidate an already burgeoning portfolio, both parties have reached a mutually held view that the time is right to pursue an alternative course. The companies agree that Audiologic's partnership with AUDAC has been a fruitful one and both move on strengthened by the experience. Audiologic remains fully ... More >>

W-DMX controls P5s on Tulove Grede

W-DMX controls P5s on Tulove GredeCroatia - To mark the first anniversary of the passing of Pierre Brice during Winnetou Festival 2016, a memorial service took place in Croatia at the peak of the massif Tulove Grede. German lighting design company MBLightarts was tasked to put together a multimedia show - they sketched the setup based on satellite images and local maps, studied some of the effects locally and took equipment and staff to Croatia during the first week of June, having had their debut on 6 June. The team took in total 34x SGM P5 RGBW washes to light up the ... More >>

White Light supplies Royal Shakespeare Company

White Light supplies Royal Shakespeare CompanyUK - The Royal Shakespeare Company is one of Britain's most renowned theatre companies. Based in Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, it is dedicated to producing the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries as well as developing new work from living artists. The RSC has three theatre spaces: the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, the Swan Theatre and the recently-opened Studio Theatre at The Other Place. Wanting to replace the existing tungsten units in their main Royal Shakespeare space, they approach White Light to ... More >>

Yamaha CIS products for 'cineatro'

Yamaha CIS products for 'cineatro'Italy - Modern audio technology means that regional venues are increasingly able to be truly multifunctional, with high quality systems that can be used for film screenings as well as live performances and presentations. Yamaha Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) products are designed for such 'hybrid' systems, including one in a new venue in southern Italy. 'Cineteatro' - both a cinema and theatre - is a popular concept for regional venues in continental Europe. And while UK village, church and town halls have also shown film ... More >>

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