27 November 2014

Orbital schedules audio debuts at PLASA Focus Glasgow

Orbital schedules audio debuts at PLASA Focus GlasgowUK - Orbital Sound is showing a wide cross-section from its portfolio of international pro audio brands on Stand No: E01 at PLASA Focus in Glasgow, from 2-3 December. On show for the first time at a trade show in the UK is the d&b audiotechnik Y-Series range, offering improved overall sonic performance, increased SPL headroom across the 6-model line-up. Also making its debut is the new Nemesis UMT-2Di multi-button and MIDI-USB Converter, the latest addition to the growing range of theatre-specific audio playback and control solutions. ... More >>

Alt-J on tour with Fragment Nine Robe design

Alt-J on tour with Fragment Nine Robe designUK - Indie rockers Alt-J's new album This is All Yours rocketed straight to number one in the UK and number four on the US charts, and the band has embarked on an international tour in support of this second studio work, complete with a lighting and visual design by New York-based Jeremy Lechterman of Fragment Nine. Jeremy - known for his fresh, innovative and lateral approach to lighting and several interesting up-and-coming and creative artists prominent on his CV - started using Robe products in his design work earlier this ... More >>

White Light gears up for PLASA Focus Glasgow

White Light gears up for PLASA Focus GlasgowUK - Entertainment lighting specialist White Light will exhibit at the inaugural PLASA Focus Glasgow event on 2-3 December. The event, held at Glasgow's SECC is the first PLASA Focus event to take place in Scotland. On Stand A12, White Light will showcase the latest in LED, lighting control, and effects solutions for the entertainment and presentation markets. The company provides hire, sales, installation, and technical service to a variety of clients across the UK. White Light sales director Peter Threadgold explains the value of the ... More >>

Germany celebrates with Meyer Sound Leo

Germany celebrates with Meyer Sound LeoGermany - To commemorate 25 years since the collapse of the Berlin Wall, German Chancellor Angela Merkel led Peter Gabriel and the Staatskapelle Berlin orchestra in a celebratory spectacle that drew more than 100,000 people to the Brandenburg Gate. To provide utmost clarity for the music and speeches at this monumental milestone, the event organizers chose a Meyer Sound Leo large-scale linear reinforcement system. "Leo has a slim profile, yet it has a massive sound and incredible output," notes Marcus Mechelhoff, production manager for ... More >>

Chauvet Professional helps Hope church engage

Chauvet Professional helps Hope church engageUSA - In its vision statement, Hope Lutheran church in Fargo proclaims its commitment to reaching out "in increasingly innovative ways" to members of its community in North Dakota's largest city. This promise is reflected in the church's enthusiastic participation in imaginative charities like Backpacks for Kids, through which it collected 10,748 weekend meals for school children; and in its Christmas YOU-Tensil Tree that invites worshippers to donate cooking tools for disadvantaged families by hanging ladles, spatulas and the ... More >>

Seminar programme confirmed for ISCEx2015

Seminar programme confirmed for ISCEx2015UK - With its relocation to Coombe Abbey Hotel in Warwickshire for next year's Exhibition and Networking Dinner, the ISCE (Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers) has announced a formidable programme of seminars to coincide. The event, which takes place over two days (3-4 March) with a Networking Dinner as its curtain raiser on day 1 and the exhibition on day 2, continues to expand. "This is one of the reasons we have upgraded the location this year to this luxurious four-star country house hotel," says secretariat manager, Ros ... More >>

India's blueFROG clubs grow with L-Acoustics

India's blueFROG clubs grow with L-AcousticsIndia - The blueFROG in Pune is the latest in India's classy line of blueFROG bars, which have built a reputation in the territory for successfully fusing fine dining, live entertainment, and a lush ambience, all under one roof. Pune is the third blueFROG venue; two successful establishments already exist in Delhi and Mumbai, the latter of which was recently voted in the top 20 bar designs in the world. The blueFROG mission statement is to make every performance memorable for the artist, production team, and audience, by delivering "an ... More >>

IIntellivox adds clarity to €10m athletics arena

IIntellivox adds clarity to €10m athletics arenaIreland - The Athlone Institute of Technology recently added a high specification Indoor athletics arena to its campus. Representing a €10m investment this IAAF-standard six-lane track surrounded by 1,500 spectator seats, required a sound system that offered high intelligibility. However, Dublin based Sound Productions were only introduced to the project after it had been completed. According to senior project manager Peadar Carley, the budget was limited and the performance of the PA system specified by the previous contractor had ... More >>

Bierfabriek Delft chooses Pioneer Professional

Bierfabriek Delft chooses Pioneer ProfessionalThe Netherlands - Bierfabriek Delft needed a versatile, unified sound system that could create the right atmosphere in its three zones. The Bierfabriek experience combines laid-back drinking and dining, plus DJs until late at the weekend. So the speaker system needed to provide high-quality, comfortable sound at all volumes. Plus the venue's reflective surfaces made creating a natural sound a challenge. Pioneer Pro Audio worked with Bierfabriek's installation partner Discovery Sound & Vision to specify a sound system and EQ settings ... More >>

InfoComm schedules ISE 2015 training programme

InfoComm schedules ISE 2015 training programmeThe Netherlands - InfoComm International, co-owner of the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE 2015) tradeshow, has announced its most comprehensive InfoComm University training to date at ISE 2015. ISE 2015 takes place from 10-12 February 2015, at the Amsterdam RAI. As in previous years, InfoComm is contributing to the drive for increase knowledge by providing members and guest members with unlimited free access to its on-site InfoComm University education programme. Members and guests who pre-register for ISE 2015 using an invitation code ... More >>

Sennheiser UK supports 2014 MTV EMAs

Sennheiser UK supports 2014 MTV EMAsUK - Held at the SSE Hydro, the 2014 MTV EMAs was, as always, one of the biggest nights in the music calendar. For the 12th consecutive year, Sennheiser UK supported Britannia Row Productions in its provision of audio equipment for the event. The two-hour spectacular was hosted by Nicki Minaj and saw performances from artists including Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Charli XCX. Ozzy Ozbourne hailed as 'global icon', three awards went to boy band One Direction, and amongst others there were wins for Ariana Grande for Best Song and Best ... More >>

grandMA2 joins Fall of the Wall celebrations in Berlin

grandMA2 joins Fall of the Wall celebrations in BerlinGermany - When the infamous Berlin Wall finally 'fell' in 1989, it was not only an event of national importance it touched the entire world as a peaceful demonstration led to the end of an authoritarian regime. The recent celebrations at the Brandenburger Tor (Brandenburg Gate) heralded the slogan 'Mut zur Freiheit' (Courage for freedom). One of the many highlights was the 'Lichtgrenze' (Border of lights), a project tracing 15 kilometres of the former Wall's course with 8,000 white helium filled balloons. To the sound of Beethoven's 9th ... More >>

Doughty modular system makes French debut

Doughty modular system makes French debutFrance - The award winning Modular Rigging System from Doughty Engineering has made its debut across the Channel this week as it launched at the JTSE show in Paris on the 25 and 26 November. With the range on display on the stand of Doughty's French distributor AXENTE, visitors to the show were able to see for themselves the benefits offered by Doughty's Drop Arms and H Frames, which have been whipping up a storm since their launch at PLASA in the UK and LDI in America. "France is a very strong market for Doughty Engineering and we felt ... More >>

L7-C LED fixture offers extra brightness

L7-C LED fixture offers extra brightnessGermany - ARRI's most sophisticated LED fixture, the L7-C, has just received a brightness increase. Advancements in LED technology have allowed the L7-C to be updated with a new light engine - Light Engine 2 - making it more than 25% brighter than previous versions. With this added punch, the L7-C is more versatile than ever, but still consumes only 160 watts and retains all the familiar great features such as tuneability from 2,800 - 10,000K, green/magenta correction, hue and saturation control, and much more. The complete line of L7s ... More >>

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