entertainment • presentation • installation

23 January 2017

Nexo STM Series rocks 40,000 in Santiago

Nexo STM Series rocks 40,000 in SantiagoChile - Forty thousand fans attend a special music event in the National Stadium of Chile, in Santiago. This was the tenth year of La Cumbre del Rock, a festival which celebrates the rock music of Chile, with nearly 40 of its best artists appearing live at the emblematic venue. Real Audio, the up-and-coming dynamic PA supplier, provided Nexo STM Series modular line array systems to service the 2-stage event. The production values were very strong - with the side-by-side stages, the distance between left and right PA arrays was 60m, so a ... More >>

Gesher Theatre chooses Robe

Gesher Theatre chooses RobeIsrael - The Gesher Theatre has recently taking delivery of new Robe BMFL Blades and LEDWash 600s to add to their existing LEDWash 1200s as the Czech moving light manufacturer continues to make an impression in theatres and performance installations. The theatre, in the southern Tel Aviv suburb of Jaffa, was founded in 1991 by new Russian immigrants including artistic director Yevgeny Arye and is now regarded as a key platform of Israeli culture. It is one of the only bi-lingual theatres in the world performing in both Russian and ... More >>

NAMM 2017: A-T offers multiple mounting solutions

NAMM 2017: A-T offers multiple mounting solutionsUSA - At NAMM 2017, Audio-Technica displayed its ATM350a Microphone Systems. Offering crisp, clear, well-balanced response even in very high SPL applications, the ATM350a Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone comes in six specially designed systems that provide discreet, rock-solid mounting solutions for a host of instruments, including woodwinds, strings, brass, percussion, drums and piano. Following in the footsteps of the popular ATM350, the ATM350a is capable of handling 159 dB max SPL, a 10 dB increase over its predecessor. This ... More >>

Claypaky on stage with Emma

Claypaky on stage with EmmaItaly - Emma Marrone's Adesso Tour 2016 stopped off at all the major sports halls on the Italian peninsula, along with a dynamic stage installation and an interesting lighting rig put together by lighting designer Mamo Pozzoli. The Claypaky A.leda B Eye K20s were most impressive and stole the show with stunning features. They are top performance wash lights, breathtaking beam lights, and spectacular, original visual effects generators. Their versatility makes them an extremely interesting creative tool for lighting designers. "I used ... More >>

Powersoft revs up Deva division

Powersoft revs up Deva divisionItaly - Powersoft has announced escalated efforts for the division responsible for the Deva family of products. With immediate effect, Karl Kahlau, one of the company's most senior and experienced managers, relinquishes his post as regional sales account manager (EMEA and India) to head the new initiative as executive director, Deva. The heavy focus on Deva has been brought about to maximise the potential of an industry-unique IoT product, encapsulating a wide array of technical and functional features. The core of the system is a fully ... More >>

PRG XL Video joins Elvis in Concert tour

PRG XL Video joins Elvis in Concert tourUK - When the latest Elvis Presley show took to the road, PRG XL Video supported production manager Peter Edmonds, supplying lighting, video and rigging for the tour. 2015's million selling album If I Can Dream, further strengthened The King's inimitable reputation by giving him a number one album in five different decades. The tour used archive footage of Elvis, musical accompaniment by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and a personal appearance by Priscilla Presley, and gave many fans the chance they had not previously had - to ... More >>

Robe and Q-99 support Hodina Detom special

Robe and Q-99 support Hodina Detom specialSlovakia - The annual gala Christmas TV show Hodina Detom (An Hour for Children) is organised by the Children of Slovakia Foundation to help raise funds and awareness for the charity, which works to empower children and young people nationwide who are living in and dealing with difficult circumstances. Top lighting designer Martin Kubanka again brought his style and expertise to ensure it was a memorable live broadcast, and specified nearly 100 Robe fixtures including Spikies, Pointes, BMFL Spots and BMFL WashBeams, plus ... More >>

Solaris SoLED strobes on tour with Mutemath

Solaris SoLED strobes on tour with MutemathUSA - Mutemath's 2016 North American tour featured Solaris SoLED strobes, adding visual depth and intensity to the New Orleans alternative rock band's stage. Reflecting on a successful 2016, 44 Designs describes how the SoLED performed on the road. For the better part of a year, SoLEDs worked flawlessly on Mutemath's headline dates, and co-billed gigs with Twenty One Pilots. "We've had zero problems with these strobes," says 44 Designs lead designer and owner Jeff Lava. "For Mutemath we put them at stage level behind the amps, creating ... More >>

API unveils 3124MV microphone preamp

API unveils 3124MV microphone preampUSA - In conjunction with the release of the new 3124V, API has announced its new 3124MV Microphone Preamp. The 3124MV is essentially the same unit as the 3124mb+, but it provides two important additional features. First, the 3124MV offers front panel Variable Output Level Control, an extremely valuable addition given today's professional workflow. "This is a feature long requested by the pro audio community, and we're happy to provide it in the 3124MV," says API's president Larry Droppa. Second, the 3124MV adds a switchable 3:1 output ... More >>

NAMM 2017: Auralex celebrates 40th anniversary

NAMM 2017: Auralex celebrates 40th anniversaryUSA - At NAMM 2017, Auralex Acoustics kicked off the celebrations to mark its 40th anniversary. As part of this landmark event, Auralex will be offering special limited-edition commemorative products, exclusive value-added rebates, and other surprises for loyal Auralex dealers and end users. Eric Smith, company founder and president, began the Auralex journey in 1977. He recalls, "I was 17 years old, and I applied for a job at the number-one FM radio station in Indiana, a powerhouse 50,000-Watt operation. I became acutely aware of how ... More >>

NAMM 2017: Dynaudio extends LYD monitor series

NAMM 2017: Dynaudio extends LYD monitor seriesUSA - Dynaudio PRO has announced its latest addition to the LYD studio monitor range. The new LYD 48 features a three-way speaker design, coupling an 8" and a 4" woofer with a 1" tweeter, making them well suited for nearfield as well as midfield monitor applications. It will be available as white and black, as the original LYD range, but also in a classic all-black version. "We are very excited to now add a bigger brother to the LYD range," says Sebastian Rodens, product manager for Dynaudio's PRO division. "This new three-way monitor ... More >>

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