11 February 2016

Wild & Marr to host JBL VTX Line Array training

Wild & Marr to host JBL VTX Line Array trainingSouth Africa - Distributors for Harman Professional, Wild & Marr will be hosting JBL certified VTX Line Array Training that will take place on 1-2 March 2016. This will be held at MGG Productions, Marlboro, Johannesburg. The course is the first JBL Certified VTX Training event to be held in South Africa. It will be hosted by Harman senior application engineer for tour sound, Ed Jackson. The course will cover in-depth line array theory and practical hands-on use of JBL VTX Array and Crown HD V-Racks. This provides a good opportunity for ... More >>

Clay Paky lights up the competition on La Banda

Clay Paky lights up the competition on La BandaUSA - La Banda, the new contest to find singers for the next Latino boy band, just wrapped its first season on Univision wowing audiences with the talent of young competitors from across Latin America. Clay Paky Mythos and Sharpy lighting fixtures amped up the excitement of the live show. La Banda was created by Simon Cowell and produced by Ricky Martin. Contestants hailed from South America, Central America, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. The two-hour, seven-week elimination competition featured guest performances ... More >>

Wireless spectacular at Marina Bay Singapore

Wireless spectacular at Marina Bay SingaporeSingapore - It has become tradition to celebrate New Year 's Eve at the Marina Bay in Singapore - in fact, each year it attracts 100,000 people to this festivity. For 11 years it has been Esplanade's job, together with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore, to organise and facilitate this massive event - last year alone it included eight minutes of firework displays and 20,000 "wishing spheres" along the river. Each sphere was signed by several people during previous months, with messages expressing wishes and hope to the ... More >>

dLive manages European premiere with RPO

dLive manages European premiere with RPOUK - Allen & Heath's dLive digital mixing system was selected to manage FOH duties for the European premiere of Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions presented by Princeton Entertainment and U-Live, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith in London. Having used a similar set up involving an iLive system for The Who's Classical Quadrophenia production, FOH engineer, Ian Barfoot, decided to try out the new dLive system. "The brief was to create a big film score soundtrack feel to ... More >>

The Observatory North Park upgrades to Adamson

The Observatory North Park upgrades to AdamsonUSA - The Observatory North Park in San Diego has quickly gained recognition for both the eclectic assortment of well-known and up-and-coming bands that it hosts as well as the quality of their sound reinforcement. The new Adamson S10 line array system was recently designed and installed by Sound Image, located in nearby Escondido, CA. The Observatory North Park is located in a building that opened as a movie theatre in 1929 and has continued to be an entertainment venue since then. The current owners took over the 1200-capacity space ... More >>

Bandit launches touring season with grandMA purchases

Bandit launches touring season with grandMA purchasesUSA - Bandit Lites recently added several grandMA 2 consoles, grandMA 2 Lites and grandMA2 NPUs to their touring inventory as spring tours gear up and prepare to load out. North American distributer A.C.T. Lighting facilitated the purchase. "Since the Grand MA Line of consoles continues to lead the pack in lighting control, I'm excited to add more to our inventory," said director of technical services Jake Tickle. "MA Lighting continues to pave the way we think about programming and expands the possibilities of creativity." With 4,096 ... More >>

Bubbas 33 moves over to Community ceiling speakers

Bubbas 33 moves over to Community ceiling speakersUSA - Bubbas 33 is a chain of family-friendly sports restaurants known for made-from-scratch pizza and fresh-ground burgers. Its restaurants feature spaces designed for everything from after-work happy-hour to little-league victory celebrations. The walls of Bubbas 33 restaurants are lined with "more TVs than tables" playing music videos, sports games and other video entertainment. Early Bubbas 33 locations used surface-mount loudspeakers between the TVs. To free up wall space for additional TVs, newer Bubbas 33 restaurants use ceiling ... More >>

Chauvet Rogues enhance Mary Poppins in San Juan

Chauvet Rogues enhance Mary Poppins in San JuanPuerto Rico - Lighting designer Toni Fernandez-Medina enhanced the magic of by Mary Poppins recently in a theatrical production at San Juan's Centro de Bellas Artes Santurce calling on the versatility and gobo capabilities of the Rogue R2 Spot moving LED fixture from Chauvet Professional. Deploying 10 of the fixtures, which were supplied by Musique Xpress, she flew two units on the first electric pole, four in between the second and third electric, and four between the third and fourth electric. Fernandez-Medina selected the ... More >>

The End of Longing opens with White Light

The End of Longing opens with White LightUK - Opening this week at The Playhouse Theatre in London's West End, The End of Longing marks the playwriting debut of Friends star Matthew Perry, who also takes on the lead role. The play is set in modern-day Los Angeles and follows the story of four people searching for meaning as they enter their forties. White Light was asked to provide the lighting for the production. The show is being lit by Lucy Carter, whose previous lighting design credits include Love and Money (The Old Vic), Blurred Lines (The ... More >>

ETC appoints power controls product manager

ETC appoints power controls product managerUSA - ETC has promoted Ned Keitt-Pride to the role of power controls product manager. In his new role, Keitt-Pride will work with ETC's power controls development team to bring new products to the industry, and he will be responsible for promoting those products and educating end users. He is stepping into the position that Jake Dunnum held for nine years, following the announcement that Dunnum is ETC's new general manager of automated lighting. "Ned brings a unique skillset and enthusiasm to our department," says vice president of ... More >>

Viggy Vignola to head new Tour Supply division

Viggy Vignola to head new Tour Supply divisionUSA - For the past several years, Tour Supply has been building their Playback Control systems with long-time partner, William 'Viggy' Vignola. Most of today's major touring artists are running backing tracks. Often it's a small component to the show; other times it can be the mainstay of a live performance. Having a reliable and consistent way to play these tracks every night can be a significant issue for many productions. Playback Control from Tour Supply is a fully redundant solution, operating on dual MacBook computers running ... More >>

Visible Light Communication comes to Art-Net

Visible Light Communication comes to Art-NetUK - Artistic Licence CEO and Art-Net inventor, Wayne Howell, has combined forces with lighting controls expert, Dr. Geoff Archenhold of Integrated System Technologies (IST) Ltd. to ensure Art-Net is ready for the advent of a new and potentially disruptive communications technology - Visible Light Communication, or VLC. Coming soon to an LED near you, VLC provides a means of transmitting information by modulating the light at a frequency too high to be perceptible to the human eye. A simple conceptual analogy would be using a torch to ... More >>

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