entertainment • presentation • installation

8 December 2016

Kinesys helps shape Placebo tour

Kinesys helps shape Placebo tourUK - Kinesys automation is central to show designer Jvan Morandi's visual concept for the current Placebo Retrospective tour, which features some of the musical highlights and moments from 20 years on the indie rock frontline for the band, known for their intelligent visceral, raw and creative approach to live performance. Ten Kinesys Elevation 1+ vari-speed drive units, used with 10 x half tonne Liftket motors and Kinesys Vector control are being used to move five I-shaped trussing pods rigged in the roof above the stage. The system is ... More >>

Morejazz gets more looks with Rogues

Morejazz gets more looks with RoguesMozambique - "Jazz music is the power of now," Wynton Marsalis once observed. If that is the case, then Maputo is flourishing in the moment. A bustling city of gleaming new high-rises, Mediterranean-style villas and wide boulevards lined with jacaranda and flame trees, the Mozambique capital teems with the sound of jazz from its lively club scene and internationally acclaimed festivals. Included in the latter group is the Maputo Morejazz Series Festival, a two-day event, now in its sixth year, which has in previous years featured music ... More >>

Shure named North America Company of the Year

Shure named North America Company of the YearUSA - Based on its recent analysis of the professional and commercial microphone market, Frost & Sullivan has recognized Shure Incorporated with the 2016 North America Company of the Year Award. "Shure has launched numerous innovative wired and wireless microphone products, conferencing systems, audio processors, earphones, headphones, and software systems, expanding its footprint both nationally and globally over the decades," said Frost & Sullivan industry principal Alaa Saayed. "Significantly, it is the most purchased brand among ... More >>

aha-audio and APG find favour in Germany

aha-audio and APG find favour in GermanyGermany - Founded and headed by Rolf Feldmann, APG distributor aha-audio is shaking the professional audio landscape in Germany. A few months only after its creation, aha-audio has already been trusted by stagers for major concerts and festivals across the country. When distribution of APG came to an end in 2015 in Germany, Rolf was adamant to keep the APG brand in the German market. Taking a leap of faith, he created aha-audio in January 2016 and became the exclusive distributor of the French manufacturer in Germany. "This can be seen ... More >>

GLP fixtures dominate Guns N' Roses tour set

GLP fixtures dominate Guns N' Roses tour setWorld - Experienced lighting designer Phil Ealy (of West Coast Visuals) first encountered Guns N' Roses as a local band back in the '80s before catching the last part of Appetite for Destruction and then production designing the Use Your Illusion tour. After losing track of the band, he was contacted again recently to undertake the production design for the current Not In This Lifetime world tour, when Axl Rose reunited with Slash and Duff McKagan in the classic line-up, and Ealy himself re-entered the fray for the first time in ... More >>

Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam celebrates with Bandit

Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam celebrates with BanditUSA - It is not every day a country icon turns 80 years old, so Charlie Daniels did it up big with a massive concert, not only to celebrate, but to give back to a great cause. Bandit Lites provided the lighting package for the 41st Volunteer Jam which featured performances by the fiddle legend himself, Charlie Daniels, along with Luke Bryan, Three Doors Down, Kid Rock, Larry the Cable Guy, Chris Stapleton and Travis Tritt. Randy Travis later surprised Daniels by presenting him with the Rare Country Humanitarian of the Year Award to ... More >>

Clay Paky fixtures light Nocturnal Wonderland

Clay Paky fixtures light Nocturnal WonderlandUSA - Once again Nocturnal Wonderland owned the night when North America's longest-running dance music festival marked its 21st anniversary in September. The festival is presented by Insomniac and Pasquale Rotella. Lighting designer Stephen Lieberman of SJ Lighting, Inc. in Westlake Village, California deployed Clay Paky Mythos and Sharpy fixtures on a number of Nocturnal Wonderland's stages. Nocturnal Wonderland was held for three days at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, California. "Each stage had its own style dictated ... More >>

dLive monitors Brazilian rock recording

dLive monitors Brazilian rock recordingBrazil - Rock band, Raimundos, recently recorded their first acoustic DVD using Allen & Heath's dLive digital mixing system, supplied by Sao Paulo PA company, WR Sonorização. Formed in Brasilia in 1987, Raimundos are Brazil's leading punk/hardcore band. A departure from previous live recordings, the band decided to record a live acoustic set to be released as a DVD. The band was supplemented with various additional musicians, including a painist and strings section. The dLive system comprised a S7000 with DM64 MixRack, and selected as ... More >>

L-Acoustics for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

L-Acoustics for Hardly Strictly BluegrassUSA - SanFrancisco's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (HSB) is not your average festival. In fact, there is nothing "hardly" or "strictly" about the event in any way, be it the artists booked, the location, or the mix of tech that Bay-Area-based Sound On Stage (SOS) uses to make it all happen. This year, SOS - which has supplied sound for each iteration of the festival since its debut in 2001 - extended its run of leaning on L-Acoustics to provide the PA for all seven of the festival's stages. HSB is a free, non-commercial festival staged in ... More >>

Midas training success in Singapore

Midas training success in SingaporeSingapore - Midas partner, Consolidated Audio Networks Pte (CAN), recently hosted its first introductory Midas M32 training course at its headquarters' training facility, and has been deemed a remarkable success. The Fundamentals of Mixing training course has been designed and delivered by CAN audio engineers, Chad Batchelor and Colin Oliveiro. The first course of its kind for CAN, was attended by 10 audio professionals, providing them with practical information and knowledge on applications of the Midas M32 console, with discussions ... More >>

Wyrestorm solution for Liverpool listed church

Wyrestorm solution for Liverpool listed churchUK - The Church of St Anne in Aigburth, Liverpool, dates back to 1837 and is a National Heritage Grade II Listed building. Still a growing church, St Anne's sits at the heart of its community offering not only a contemporary place of worship but also a space for a wide range of activities and musical performances. Modern day churches are often multi-purpose venues that require the best in AV provision - where new-builds can take this into account during the design process, listed Victorian buildings regularly present all manner of ... More >>

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