entertainment • presentation • installation

20 January 2017

PLASA Focus Glasgow showcases new products

PLASA Focus Glasgow showcases new productsUK - PLASA Focus Glasgow kicked off the 2017 show season unveiling exciting new product launches and UK debuts including: EM Acoustics' ESP-8 and IC range, Allen & Heath's new dLive C1500 on SSE's stand, RCF's TT45-CXA touring and theatre series, Area Four's EXE Rise 500kg electric chain hoist, and ETC's new AV version of the Color Source desk. The show, taking place at the SECC in Glasgow, attracted a record number of visitors on day one, hosting packed seminar sessions - including Phil Ward's panel entitled Is Point Source Fighting ... More >>

Yamaha consoles for OPEN Youth Trust

Yamaha consoles for OPEN Youth TrustUK - When the profits from a 1400-capacity, multi-room venue are used to provide opportunities for young people, it needs to maximise revenue by attracting the highest possible calibre of performers and clients. This is the case at the OPEN Youth Trust in Norwich, where a new investment in Yamaha digital mixers has ensured it has the technical specification to match its ambitions. Founded in 2005, OPEN aims to make a difference to seven to 25 year olds through support and a wide range of free activities. Money for delivering these is ... More >>

White Light on Gaslight theatre tour

White Light on Gaslight theatre tourUK - Patrick Hamilton's Gaslight is currently being revived for a UK tour. The Victorian thriller opened last week at Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre and is now visiting venues across the UK. White Light was called upon to provide the lighting equipment for this production. This latest revival of Gaslight stars Kara Tointon (Pygmalion, Mr Selfridge, EastEnders) and the lighting designer is the award-winning Howard Hudson. "Somewhat fittingly for this particular show, the actual gaslight used ... More >>

NAMM 2017: Shure debuts GLX-D Advanced

NAMM 2017: Shure debuts GLX-D AdvancedUSA - At the 2017 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, Shure has announced GLX-D Advanced Digital Wireless products and accessories. The latest addition to the GLX-D Digital Wireless line, the new GLX-D Advanced Digital Wireless is an enhanced suite of products, including the GLX-D Advanced Frequency Manager, rack mount receiver system, remote antennas, and accessories. Whether used to outfit live and event venues, educational institutions or auditoriums with multiple wireless system requirements, GLX-D Advanced Digital Wireless products ... More >>

NAMM 2017: Sennheiser and Neumann expand portfolios

NAMM 2017: Sennheiser and Neumann expand portfoliosUSA - At NAMM 2017, Sennheiser and Neumann will expand their live performance and monitoring portfolios with the introduction of several new products. Sennheiser and Neumann launches at NAMM 2017 will see Sennheiser launch XS Wireless 1, a series of six wireless microphone sets for the budget-conscious user looking for exceptional ease of use and fast set-up. The audio specialist will also preview XS Wireless 2, which will become available later in 2017 and take the benefits of XSW 1 further. Also, the renowned evolution wireless 300 G3 ... More >>

Allen & Heath dLive mixes Travis worldwide

Allen & Heath dLive mixes Travis worldwideEurope - Allen & Heath's dLive S Class digital mixing system has become the mixer of choice for Travis's FOH engineer, Jon Lewis, following several months of extensive touring. The band embarked on a European tour in May 2016 to promote its new album, Everything At Once. The tour was followed by dates on the worldwide festival circuit, finishing in December with a run of arena gigs back in the UK. "I was very excited about getting to take the dLive out on tour," explains Lewis. "The first thing I noticed about the dLive is the ... More >>

Camberley Theatre says yes to Elation

Camberley Theatre says yes to ElationUK - Camberley Theatre, a thriving performance venue in Camberley, southwest of London, has recently undergone extensive refurbishment, including significant additions to its in-house lighting. A new installation of Elation Professional fixtures, supplied by Yes Events Ltd, provides maximum flexibility for this multipurpose community space. The 408-seat theatre has replaced its house lights with the high-power, colour-controllable Colour Pendant LED downlight. The 41-degree, totally silent LED unit provides rich saturated colour wash to ... More >>

Chauvet Strike 1 lets the sun shine in

Chauvet Strike 1 lets the sun shine inThe Netherlands - Light, both literal and metaphorical, plays a crucial role throughout the musical Hair, which plays out against the backdrop of the tumultuous and colourful 1960s in New York. Nowhere is this more evident, perhaps, than in the show's intense visual climax, which sees the ultimate prevalence of light over darkness. Luc Peumans and his team at Belgian creative design practice Painting with Light captured the spirit of Hair's finale on the show's recent Netherlands tour, which was produced by Stage ... More >>

It Takes Two with GLP

It Takes Two with GLPGermany - On 15 January 2017, German-speaking households discovered It Takes Two, the new show broadcast by RTL. In the new five-part music show series, nine celebrities compete in a singing contest. Supporting them are three professionals, who accompany the amateurs as mentors. The five-time jazz award winner Tom Gaebel, the Austrian pop rock singer Christina Stürmer and musician, singer and actor Gil Ofarim are on hand to provide advice and action. The concept creator David Kreileman (dK Design) and Tim Franken are responsible ... More >>

Source appointed UK distributor for Vicoustic

Source appointed UK distributor for VicousticUK - Source Distribution has taken on the exclusive distributorship of Vicoustic - a leading provider of acoustic treatment panelling and products - for the UK. Vicoustic was founded in Portugal, 2007, by César Carapinha, with the aim to pioneer market-leading acoustic treatment products that combined outstanding performance with the highest quality materials and attractive, modern design. The company has gone from strength to strength, with Vicoustic clients currently including the BBC, ITV, Sony, Microsoft, the SAE Institute ... More >>

NAMM 2017: HK Audio unveils latest Lucas Nano

NAMM 2017: HK Audio unveils latest Lucas NanoUSA - HK Audio has unveiled Lucas Nano 602, the latest and most affordable member of their Lucas Nano 600 series of professional, portable PA systems. Lucas Nano 602 is a compact PA for any musician or DJ who prefers to use their own external mixer. Featuring one stereo input, it delivers the Lucas Nano family's standard "professional sound to go", and can be set up for its optimized use as a 2.1 stereo system in seconds. It also combines easily and quickly with any other 600 series Nano to form a powerful Twin Stereo system where even ... More >>

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