24 October 2014

Clay Paky donates to Behind the Scenes at KOI Awards

Clay Paky donates to Behind the Scenes at KOI AwardsUK - Behind the Scenes - the new charity which supports entertainment technology professionals in times of need - received a kick-start to its fundraising efforts at the Knights of Illumination Awards thanks to a donation from Clay Paky. The company's Chief Executive Officer Pio Nahum presented a cheque to lighting designer Rick Fisher for Behind the Scenes UK, explaining to the audience that one of the last things approved by the late Pasquale Quadri was this generous contribution to the new charity. "As an industry, regardless of ... More >>

Keystone Productions makes important Pointes

Keystone Productions makes important PointesSouth Africa - Lighting designer Christopher Bolton recently used 24 x Robe Robin Pointes to provide effects for a special gala dinner and evening of entertainment staged for business systems specialists EOH at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. Bolton was asked to light the event by technical service providers AVL Productions who were working for producers Jam Productions. He worked very closely with Verusca DiZio and Paul Hughes who designed the stage and set including the video elements, and also with Show ... More >>

Alcons debuts CRS12 high-output pro-ribbon surround

Alcons debuts CRS12 high-output pro-ribbon surroundThe Netherlands - The CRS12GT is a two-way passive-filtered loudspeaker, designed to meet all requirements of current and future digital cinema immersive surround sound formats. Featuring Alcons' proprietary multiple-patented pro-ribbon driver technology, the CRS12GT combines an exceptional clarity and intelligibility with an unusually high dynamic range and up to 90% less distortion than traditional cinema surround systems. It is the ideal loudspeaker technology for complex sound sources as speech, music and effects and offers the most ... More >>

ArKaos PRO Kling-Net protocol drives Prolights

ArKaos PRO Kling-Net protocol drives ProlightsItaly - ArKaos has announced the adoption of its Kling-Net protocol by Italian lighting manufacturer Music & Lights to be incorporated into a number of pixel-based LED lighting fixtures from its Prolights range. Kling-Net will be retrofitted into four existing Prolights products, Halupix, Chromapix, Halurock and Chromarock, with plans to incorporate King-Net into all new Prolights products from the outset. The Prolights Halurock is based on a 7x7 matrix of high-lumen CREE Warm White LEDs, with a 2800K° colour temperature which ... More >>

Andres Mayo named AES president

Andres Mayo named AES presidentUSA - Following the highly-successful 137th Audio Engineering Society Convention, which took place 9-12 October at the Los Angeles Convention Centre, the AES is pleased has welcomed new president Andres Mayo as he takes over the leadership role from Dr. Sean Olive. Mayo currently serves as owner and senior mastering engineer at Andres Mayo Mastering and Audio Post in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and, as an award-winning producer and engineer, he is set to guide the AES into the coming year and through AES138 in Warsaw, Poland and the ... More >>

Elation Cuepix cubes highlight Colbie Caillat tour

Elation Cuepix cubes highlight Colbie Caillat tourUSA - Grammy Award-winning singer Colbie Caillat toured the US through the summer beneath a highly original lighting design that featured high-power Elation Cuepix Panel LED matrix blinders fabricated into eye-catching scenic light cubes. Out on her Gypsy Heart tour, multi-platinum selling artist Colbie Caillat is fond of the Cuepix light cubes. "The artist has told us that the cubes were the highlight of the tour, fetching the most compliments and inquiries of any other element," says Paul Hoffman, owner of full-service lighting ... More >>

L-Acoustics on The Tyne for the Great North Run

L-Acoustics on The Tyne for the Great North RunUK - Great North Run is a popular half-marathon that has welcomed runners to Newcastle-upon-Tyne for over 30 years. In 2014, the run was the first in the world to welcome its millionth finisher and it celebrated the moment in style with an Opening Ceremony that spanned both quaysides of the river between the Tyne and Millenium bridges. With a show designed by the team that created the London Olympics opening ceremonies and included live music from Sting, Mark Knopfler, the Unthanks and Chase & Status as well as poetry, pyrotechnics, ... More >>

Siyan extends Robe inventory

Siyan extends Robe inventoryUK - High Wycombe-based lighting rental specialist Siyan has recently expanded its stock with the addition of Robe Pointes and more LEDBeam 100 moving lights, all of which were sent directly out on various jobs for the summer as soon as they were delivered by Robe UK. The Pointes were purchased for their brightness, versatility and excellent features, and the LEDBeam 100s for their tiny size and because, "They are simply one of the most popular fixtures of the moment," states Siyan's MD Nick Valdez. He adds that the frequency with which ... More >>

Audinate and Bose sponsor NYC networking roadshow

Audinate and Bose sponsor NYC networking roadshowUSA - Continuing a series kicked off at InfoComm MEA in October, Audinate and Bose Professional will hold their next session of the AV Networking Roadshow - focusing on Dante technology - at the Holiday Inn Midtown - Embassy Ballroom in New York City. The session, titled Introduction to AV Networking, is a one-day session on 19 November, from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The event is sponsored by Bose Professional and Audinate, with support from Attero Tech, Audio-Technica, and Digital Audio Labs. Intended for AV and IT professionals who ... More >>

Meyer Sound reinforces Louisville football stadium

Meyer Sound reinforces Louisville football stadiumUSA - To amplify the home-game atmosphere and bring the 55,000 fans closer to the on-field action, Papa John's Cardinal Stadium at University of Louisville has chosen the most powerful loudspeaker technology available today-Meyer Sound's Leo linear large-scale sound reinforcement system with the 1100-LFC low-frequency control element and SB-3F sound field synthesis loudspeakers. Selected for its sheer power and remarkable ability to project sonic clarity and impact over long distances, the system was chosen by recently retired, ... More >>

Chad Lawson reinvents Chopin with DPA Microphones

Chad Lawson reinvents Chopin with DPA MicrophonesUSA - Debuting on iTunes Classical at #1 even before its official release and raising in the ranks on the Billboard Classical charts, The Chopin Variations by celebrated pianist and composer Chad Lawson, violinist Judy Kang and cellist Rubin Kodheli, takes the familiar sounds of Chopin and recasts each composition in a new light. To accomplish this, Lawson used his Steinway piano to create a slightly muted, ethereal sound, captured entirely by DPA microphones. The positioning of d:dicate 4011A Cardioid Stereo Kit was critical to ... More >>

Le Maitre gears up for LDI Las Vegas

Le Maitre gears up for LDI Las VegasUSA - Le Maitre USA will be exhibiting on Booth #2625 at LDI this year at the Las Vegas Convention Centre next month. Among the products on show will be a new hazer making its world debut. The TBF-Pyrotec flame range is to be exclusively distributed by Le Maitre USA in North America and there will be several of the German manufacturer's machines on the booth along with video footage: 5-Master, Pyromaster & Spraymaster. In the year of the 20th Anniversary of the G300 Le Maitre is delighted to be running an original 20 year old G300 on ... More >>

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