12 February 2016

Sennheiser creates Austrian sales subsidiary

Sennheiser creates Austrian sales subsidiaryEurope - Sennheiser has acquired the business of Vienna-based distributor, Grothusen Audio Video Vertriebs Ges.m.b.H., and has founded a new sales subsidiary, Sennheiser Austria GmbH. Sennheiser co-CEOs Daniel and Dr. Andreas Sennheiser announced the signing of the contract on 8 February. The new company will commence operations on 1 April. "We would like to thank Grothusen CEO Alexander Kränkl for his excellent work, which was instrumental for Sennheiser's success in the region, and are grateful for his many achievements," said CEO ... More >>

MGG invests in Kinesys

MGG invests in KinesysSouth Africa - The first South African rental company to invest in Kinesys automation is MGG, based in Linbropark, Johannesburg. MGG was founded by Mark Gaylard in early 1998, and has grown into one of the leading production solutions facilities in the country. MGG has always been a proactive investor in innovative premium brands and technologies, a strategy that's kept them at the forefront of the busy South African entertainment production industry, and that was also a driver in the Kinesys purchase, which comprises 16 x LibraCELL ... More >>

Meyer Sound Constellation at Casino de Montreal

Meyer Sound Constellation at Casino de MontrealCanada - After a top-to-bottom renovation, the recently reopened Cabaret du Casino at Casino de Montreal now features Canada's largest Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system. The new system allows the 616-capacity venue the flexibility to host a wide variety of events, providing ideal acoustics for everything from evening dinner shows and rock-style musicals to boxing matches, corporate events, and the upcoming World Series of Poker. "Constellation has been an excellent investment because it brings an unparalleled entertainment ... More >>

ArKaos PRO rocks at Badlands Pawn

ArKaos PRO rocks at Badlands PawnUSA - ArKaos MediaMaster PRO has been chosen for a unique installation in a very individual venue in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Badlands Pawn, Gold & Jewelry is an experience that opened its doors on Thanksgiving Day (26 November) 2015. Pawn shop, gold foundry, gun range, rock radio station, TV station and a tattoo shop by day, the 70,000sq.ft entertainment fortress' transforms weekly into a kicking rock venue at night. The $2m, 32ft x 24ft concert stage has state-of-the-art lighting, a 26ft x 14ft LED screen, VIP viewing rooms, and ... More >>

Cankarjev Dom adds Pointes to Robe repertoire

Cankarjev Dom adds Pointes to Robe repertoireSlovenia - Cankarjev Dom is the largest - and one of the busiest - Slovenian convention, congress and culture centres. Named after Slovenian writer and social-democrat politician Ivan Cankar, it has seven venues, ranging from the largest 1500-1600 capacity Gallus Hall utilized for major concerts and high profile TV recordings, through to a rooftop club for jazz nights and lounge events. Between all the venues and galleries, nearly 1700 cultural events are staged there annually, plus over 900 congresses, altogether attracting over ... More >>

Adlib to stage Audio Excellence Day at London Forum

Adlib to stage Audio Excellence Day at London ForumUK - Adlib is staging a Day of Audio Excellence at the O2 Forum venue in London's Kentish Town, on Wednesday 2 March 2016 in association with Coda Audio and DiGiCo. The event will feature two sessions, starting at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. respectively, and is designed to illustrate the power and elegance of Coda Audio's innovative line array concepts, including the new AiRAY line array sound, together with their popular ViRAY and TiRAY systems, all of which will be working together with DiGiCo's range of flexible control solutions. Adlib, ... More >>

D.A.S. Audio rocks the house at half-time

D.A.S. Audio rocks the house at half-timeUSA - On 31 December, the 2015 Capital One Orange Bowl football game took place at Sunlife Stadium between the Clemson University Tigers and the University of Oklahoma Sooners football teams. As is the case with all big, season-ending games, the halftime show at this 82nd annual event was nothing short of spectacular. In recent years, the artist roster has included Taylor Hicks with Gladys Knight, ZZ Top, The Doobie Brothers, Kool and the Gang, and Train, to name just a few. This year's headliner was the singer, songwriter and guitarist ... More >>

Fetty Wap rolls with Chauvet Professional Rogues

Fetty Wap rolls with Chauvet Professional RoguesUSA - To say that Fetty Wap's career has taken off like a rocket since he burst on the music scene in February 2014 is an understatement. In the history of popular music, only two artists have seen their first three singles occupy top 11 positions on Billboard's Hot 100 Chart at the same time. Fetty Wap is one; the Beatles are the other. Unfortunately, the 24-year-old New Jersey-born rapper's magic ride came to a sudden pause in September 2015, when he suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident. A few months later, though, he ... More >>

NMK Academy 5.0 dates confirmed

NMK Academy 5.0 dates confirmedUAE - Nicolas M Kyvernitis Electronics Ent (NMK), professional AV and communication distributor in the region, has announced the fifth year of the seminars' series under the title NMK Academy. Each yea, the company hosts the seminars in Dubai for AV professionals who would like to improve product knowledge and try out new technology and products from various manufacturers. This year instructors from Shure, Midas, Clear-Com, Williams Sound, Mackie, Roland and Rational Acoustics will be travelling to Dubai from different parts of the ... More >>

PixelFLEX on target on the If/Then tour video design

PixelFLEX on target on the If/Then tour video designUSA - A contemporary musical that follows the life of a city planner rebuilding and restarting her life in New York City, If/Then enjoyed a successful run on Broadway and has now embarked on its inaugural tour starring Tony-Award winner Idina Menzel. In preparing the production to travel across North America, projection designers Peter Nigrini and Dan Scully were asked to reimagine the original production with a new projection and LED video component that would allow the tour to maintain the same visually dynamic impact as the ... More >>

Joe Bleasdale joins d3 Technologies as training manager

Joe Bleasdale joins d3 Technologies as training managerUK - d3 Technologies has appointed Joe Bleasdale as the new Training Manager at d3's head office in Borough, London. Working with d3's three regional teams; EMEA, APAC and the America's, Joe's focus will be to build on the existing training programme, organise and deliver d3 training courses, as well as growing the training network worldwide. Joe will report directly into Fernando Kufer, d3 Technologies' General Manager who has been with the company for the last 6 months. "Having seen exceptional growth in the past year, we are looking ... More >>

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