15 September 2014

Robe provides Splendit solution for Normal People

Robe provides Splendit solution for Normal PeopleBelgium - Splendit is a Belgian lighting and sound rental company based in Liedekerke and headed by Marijn Broeckaert, who has a great passion for the industry and is also an LD / programmer in his own right. He formed the company in 2007 with the ambition of becoming a premium equipment supplier to top-end professional production markets, offering the highest standards of excellence. Splendit has built up a reputation for servicing some of the leading TV shows and lighting designers. In the last years Marijn also consciously made the ... More >>

New Elation Sniper multi-effect and laser simulator

New Elation Sniper multi-effect and laser simulatorThe Netherlands - Elation Professional has announced the world premiere launch of a "truly innovative game-changing product that is unlike anything on the market today". The Sniper is a new type of hybrid multi-effect lighting fixture and laser simulator that gives the creative LD an all-new tool to create stunning light shows. Unveiled at the PRO Show in Birmingham, England, the Sniper is a revolutionary hybrid beam, scanner and laser simulator in one. Emitting a powerful, precise and ultra-narrow 3° beam, a high-speed X/Y scan and ... More >>

Rob Young joins DWR Distribution

Rob Young joins DWR DistributionSouth Africa - Established in the mid 1980s, theatre and studio engineering is well known in South Africa for serving the theatre and entertainment market with design work and the manufacture of mechanical equipment and structures. Rob Young took over the company in 2003 and is now pleased to offer his expertise and workmanship to clients at DWR. "I have always loved what I do because everything is different, " said Rob. The new merge sees DWR Distribution adding a new warehouse to the existing office space situated at Kimbult ... More >>

DiGiCo SD5 delivers Swiss precision

DiGiCo SD5 delivers Swiss precisionSwitzerland - 2014 marks the sixth year that DiGiCo has sponsored the Montreux Jazz festival, supplying a wide selection of mixing consoles to all of the event's main venues. Just the place, then, for a Swiss audio company to invest in a new DiGiCo desk. Based in Elsau-Räterschen, show-concept.ch is a production company that delivers a complete service for live corporate and entertainment events. The company has used DiGiCo's smaller consoles since 2010 but, with one eye on next year's festival season, felt it was the right time to ... More >>

EnTEEtainment at the Pilton Party

EnTEEtainment at the Pilton PartyUK - On behalf of Glastonbury Festivals Ltd, the event production services company was responsible for overseeing all production aspects. A local crowd of over 5,000 enjoyed a stellar line up, as headliners the Foals were supported by Ella Eyre, and local up-and-coming band Fast Decline. Introduced by Michael Eavis, the event serves as a thank you to Pilton village that lives with the disruption the main festival can bring, with all money raised given in grants to different local organisations. Managing director of EnTEEtainment Ltd, ... More >>

Elation Platinums on debut at Youth Olympics

Elation Platinums on debut at Youth OlympicsChina - Elation Professional's new high-powered Platinum BX beam and hybrid Platinum SBX moving heads debuted in a big way on the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games held 16 August in Nanjing, China. Lighting designer Sha Xiao Lan, who wowed the world with his lighting design for the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games, awed spectators once again with a brilliant light show that incorporated 400 Platinum BX and SBX fixtures. Production company for the event was Beijing Fengshang Shiji Culture ... More >>

Felix Lighting invests in Robe CycFX 8s

Felix Lighting invests in Robe CycFX 8sUSA - California based sales and rental company Felix Lighting - headquartered in Los Angeles with a recently opened office in San Francisco - has added 40 x Robe Robin CycFX 8 moving LED batten fixtures to its rental stock, which also includes Robe Pointes. The CycFx 8s were initially purchased for the Sunday Night Football introduction with Carrie Underwood on NBC, featuring lighting designed by Benoit Richard, and were part of a specification that also included 47 Pointes. The new CycFX 8s are now part of Felix Lighting's rental ... More >>

Novant Health BMX opens with winning sound

Novant Health BMX opens with winning soundUSA - As the East Coast's first Olympic-calibre BMX track, Novant Health BMX in Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA, offers national and world-level BMX racing events. In 2015, Novant will host the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Finals. This race will serve as the main qualification event for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The track has both an amateur and an elite supercross start hill as well as a pump track and offers amateur events and training. These features are expected to help Novant attract a large sports-tourism crowd. During the ... More >>

New investment for Bel Digital Audio

New investment for Bel Digital AudioUK - Two well-known figures of the pro audio industry, Barry Revels and Craig Lovell, have made a significant investment in Bel Digital Audio Ltd, resulting in the formation of the Bel Digital Group holding company. The new holding company will also include British manufacturer 4HM Limited, which specializes in MADI related equipment for the professional audio, broadcast and live industries, allowing the merging the Bel and 4HM brands. This combination results in a significant expansion of non-overlapping, yet complementary, products ... More >>

CreativeTechnology expands London team

CreativeTechnology expands London teamUK - Creative Technology's London operation has recently recruited Dan Burgess in the position of account manager, focusing on the corporate sector. Having worked within corporate events for 17 years, Dan brings a wealth of experience of the AV industry. Dan started his career as a production manager at Crown Business Communications where he spent nine years working across a wide variety of shows for both the private and public sectors. Moving to Blitz Communications he quickly progressed from account manager to account director, ... More >>

IBC premiere for Lawo mc²36 Ravena console

IBC premiere for Lawo mc²36 Ravena consoleThe Netherlands - Lawo chose this year's IBC as the launch platform for the mc²36 audio console - an all-in-one mixing desk, with a comprehensive feature set that covers broadcast, theatre, house of worship, live and install applications. Along with uncompromised sound quality and Lawo-grade mic preamps, it offers unprecedented value for money, says the company. The compact size of the console belies its power. A powerful DSP micro-core with internal 512x512 port audio matrix, and integrated I/O make it ideally suited to permanent ... More >>

Clear-Com unveils LINQ line at IBC 2014

Clear-Com unveils LINQ line at IBC 2014The Netherlands - At IBC 2014 Clear-Com introduced the LINQ product line. LINQ interfaces are compact devices that enable connection of two-wire partyline with call signaling and four-wire audio over LAN, WAN or Internet IP infrastructures. Based on Clear-Com's patented I.V.-Core technology, LINQ provides the industry with the next step in intercom/audio linking technology, says the company. LINQ is available in two-wire (LINQ-2W2) or four-wire (LINQ-4W2) options. The LINQ-2W2 is both Clear-Com and RTS TW compatible. The LINQ-4W2 can ... More >>

Major debuts from HHB at IBC 2014

Major debuts from HHB at IBC 2014The Netherlands - HHB Communications debuted several important broadcast audio products with co-exhibitors TC Electronic, Dynaudio Professional, Roland and Mogami at IBC 2014. With a strong focus on the latest loudness hardware and software technologies, HHB can assist you in meeting the Digital Production Partnership's 1 October deadline for AS-11 file delivery and R128 loudness criteria. As such, HHB hosted the world debut of the TC Electronic's aNorm adaptive normalisation algorithm and the 1U Loudness Pilot, plus the latest software ... More >>

Sennheiser adds interpreter console to Tourguide range

Sennheiser adds interpreter console to Tourguide rangeGermany - With the new SL Interpreter console, audio specialist Sennheiser expands its Tourguide conference and presentation system with a complete solution for controlling language interpreting channels. As a self-contained unit for simultaneous interpreting, Sennheiser's SL Interpreter brings together all the key functions of an interpreting console. When combined with the rack-mount SR 2020 Tourguide transmitter and Tourguide receivers for the audience, it delivers scalable language interpreting solutions that ensure simple ... More >>

Work Pro equalizer with feedback alert

Work Pro equalizer with feedback alertSpain - WEQ 231 is the new stereo equalizer of 31 + 31 bands with constant bandwidth (constant Q) by Work Pro. The main feature that makes WEQ 231 different is the addition of feedback alert function. The feedback alert allows to check in real time if there is any signal peak on a specific frequency. This warning is visible through the lighting of the LED that belongs to the detected frequency. The system adds a general sensitivity adjustment control in order to hit the right frequency value in the hypothetical case of feedback ... More >>

Audio-Technica launches camera mic at IBC2014

Audio-Technica launches camera mic  at IBC2014The Netherlands - At IBC, Audio-Technica unveiled its new AT8024 mono/stereo camera-mount microphone at IBC2014, aimed at bringing quality audio to DSLR video shooters in a simple and easy-to-use format. The short shotgun microphone is powered by a single AA battery and connects to cameras with an unbalanced stereo 3.5mm TRS jack. Aware of the challenges of recording high quality audio in demanding, often fast-moving situations, Audio-Technica has also equipped the AT8024 with a low cut filter to reduce low frequency rumble and -10dB ... More >>

Yamaha debuts Dante/MADI converter at IBC 2014

Yamaha debuts Dante/MADI converter at IBC 2014The Netherlands - The 'third chapter' of Yamaha's Dante R-series i/o units received its worldwide launch at IBC 2014, with the introduction of the RMio64-D rack unit for Dante/MADI conversion in broadcast and live sound applications. Launched with the CL series digital mixing consoles in 2012, Yamaha's Rio3224-D and Rio1608-D i/o units were followed in 2013 by the Ri8-D and Ro8-D, all delivering outstanding sonic performance and flexibility for Dante-based audio systems. Scheduled to be available in late 2014, the new RMio64-D enhances ... More >>

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