entertainment • presentation • installation

27 October 2016

Yamaha aids next generation of sound engineers

Yamaha aids next generation of sound engineersUK - Yamaha mixing consoles are a familiar sight in venues and on technical riders throughout the world, but they also play a vital role in teaching successive generations of mixing engineers their craft. One of many UK courses taught on Yamaha consoles is the BSc (Hons) degree in Music Technology at Teesside University. The course features modules in composing, recording, engineering and producing music for a range of disciplines, for which the university recently invested in a number of new Yamaha MG12s. Another key element is the ... More >>

Showforce secures contract with Dubai Opera

Showforce secures contract with Dubai OperaUAE - Support company Showforce has further cemented its reputation as global leader in the provision of experienced personnel to the entertainment industry by securing a three-year contract with Dubai Opera. The contract covers the provision of all the new venue's temporary event staff and crewing requirements including: stage crew, crew managers, forklift operators, senior console operators, lighting technicians, wardrobe assistants and make-up artists and assistants. Showforce was awarded the contract following a competitive tender ... More >>

Pulsar's LED installation is a record holder

Pulsar's LED installation is a record holderUK - Back in May 2003 Pulsar installed its own LED lighting on the front of its building, confident in its reliability, longevity and durability. 12 Pulsar Chroma Panels were installed on the South-facing front of the factory building and have been running 24/7 ever since. Now Pulsar holds a World Record for the 'Longest Lasting LED Installation'. The original ChromaPanels have clocked 13 years, 10 months of continuous activity - surpassing 115,000 hours. "This real-world industry first is proof of the LEDs' amazing longevity and of ... More >>

BMFLs rock Copenhell 2016

BMFLs rock Copenhell 2016Denmark - Danish rental company Comtech suppled 68 x Robe BMFL Spots to the main Helveti stage at the 2016 Copenhell Festival in Copenhagen. Comtech has been a lighting, staging, video and rigging supplier to the popular Live Nation event which has grown year on year since its inception in 2010. Staged in the charismatic old B&W Shipyard (Burmeister & Wain) in Refshale°en, the former industrial heart of the city, the huge piles of rusting steel and other nautical relics are awakened noisily each year by the very best of heavy, hard ... More >>

Panasonic introduces 31k lm laser projector

Panasonic introduces 31k lm laser projectorGermany - Panasonic has announced the launch of the Panasonic PT-RZ31K Series, designed for applications requiring brighter, immersive and ultra-reliable projection in auditoriums, museums and large event settings. Consisting of two ultra-high brightness 3-Chip DLP laser projectors - the PT-RZ31K (WUXGA) and the PT-RS30K (SXGA+) - the range delivers 31,000 lm (centre) of brightness from exceptionally compact and lightweight bodies. Available this month, the two projectors feature Panasonic's proprietary SOLID SHINE laser technology, ... More >>

20/20 Productions up for Industry Awards

20/20 Productions up for Industry AwardsUK - Edinburgh-based creative communications, digital, film and event production agency 20/20 Productions has made the shortlist at two top industry awards - The Drum UK Events Awards and the Institute of Internal Communication Scotland (IoIC) ICon Awards. Recognising excellence in all aspects of internal communications, the prestigious IoIC Icon Awards shortlist includes nominations for three 20/20 Productions employees in the Best Visual Creator, Best Designer and Rising Talent Award: Best Young Communicator categories. Editor Chuck ... More >>

Big Blue Madness shines with Bandit Lites

Big Blue Madness shines with Bandit LitesUSA - The University of Kentucky's Big Blue Madness is a special kind of event, where a packed crowd at Rupp Arena gear up for another season of UK Basketball. With a massive lighting package from Bandit Lites, the televised festivities on 14 October included a homage to former players, a flying Wildcat mascot, UK women's coach Matthew Mitchell's annual dance routine and the dynamic introduction of the 2016-2017 season's players. Bandit Lites has provided the lighting package for the stellar scrimmage for the last five years, striving ... More >>

Nicholas Gunn colorizes sound with Chauvet DJ

Nicholas Gunn colorizes sound with Chauvet DJUSA - Are there colours of sound? Can sound be expressed in the movement of light? Renowned instrumentalist and double platinum recording artist Nicholas Gunn thinks so, and he enlisted lighting designer Jeff Hinton of 815 Productions to help him demonstrate these principles with a ground-breaking video that they shot in an historic Chicago home in late September. Gunn, a pioneer of New Age (or World Music), whose recordings like Thirty-One Nights have become classics in the genre, arranged for Hinton to capture his performance ... More >>

Shawn Mendes builds his sound with Adamson

Shawn Mendes builds his sound with AdamsonUSA - Up and coming Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes recently toured the United States and Canada with an Adamson E-Series sound reinforcement system provided by Cleveland, Ohio-based Eighth Day Sound. "I had not used the rig before, but had heard it many times and really liked the sound quality," explains Tom Wood, FOH engineer for Mendes. "When I talked with Eighth Day Sound and they explained how flexible the system was, I knew it would work-and it was exceptional." The tour was on the road with a full complement of Adamson E ... More >>

Turbosound and Midas back Joe Lovano's return

Turbosound and Midas back Joe Lovano's returnItaly - The Grammy award-winning Joe Lovano has found his musical comfort zone by continually pushing the boundaries of the jazz genre. His artistic expression is fuelled by new collaborations, and new experiences. One such recent experience for the highly acclaimed saxophonist was the emotive return to his Italian roots in Sicily. In mid-August, Lovano embarked on the journey to Alcara Li Fusi in Sicily to participate in the festivities of San Nicolo Politi and afterwards performed a special concert as a gift to the citizens of the ... More >>

UT Martin upgrades fan experience with Community

UT Martin upgrades fan experience with CommunityUSA - The University of Tennessee at Martin has completed a major upgrade to its 8500-seat Hardy M. Graham Stadium. The renovated stadium now boasts a large, modern academic/football press box facility and a new audio system with Community R Series and W Series loudspeakers. UT Martin's goals were to upgrade its locker rooms and training facilities, add classroom space and enhance fan experience with a major new press area, a new concessions stand, a private club level and an audio system with music quality and performance that would ... More >>

David Howard joins Enlightened

David Howard joins EnlightenedUK - Enlightened has appointed David Howard on a one-year work placement between years 2 and 3 of his University of South Wales degree in Lighting Design & Technology. As well as working on the Robe stand as one of their student interns for two years in a row, David was also the winner of the Hog Factor competition run by AED at PLASA London 2015. David is the first placement student that Enlightened has taken on for a whole year and will hopefully be the first of many, as part of the company's new investment in young talent. Over the ... More >>

Christmas effects launched by Laserworld

Christmas effects launched by LaserworldEurope - The Laserworld Christmas laser light effects are more than just firefly starshower lasers: They project actual Christmas themed patterns in different colours. Bells, Christmas trees, stars, Santas and more are displayed in red & green or blue & green, depending on the product model. The Christmas lasers are designed as waterproof devices (IP67), so they can be used outdoor as well. Some models come with radio remote control, which allows for the control of colours, rotation and pattern change speed, as well as for selecting ... More >>

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