29 August 2014

Wild & Marr celebrates 20 years with Shure

Wild & Marr celebrates 20 years with ShureSouth Africa - Southern African Shure distributor Wild & Marr, were recently awarded a gold-plated Unidyne microphone as a mark of appreciation for their 20 year relationship with the company as a Shure distributor. Shure is synonymous with legendary performance microphones and the Unidyne is one that celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. It the first directional microphone that used a single dynamic mic element and its iconic classic mic appearance has seen it being used by entertainers and celebrities since its introduction in ... More >>

Biggest screens wow Creamfields

Biggest screens wow CreamfieldsUK - LarMac Live, XL Video and Star Events Group devised, supplied and provided for 1,300sq.m of screens across the twin main stages at Creamfields last weekend, probably the most extensive use of video on the English festival map this summer. Designed to appear as if they were floating in the crowd space rather than flanking a festival stage, Star Events Group cantilevered the screens off the front of twin 20m VerTech platform wings, hiding the masts and roof grid supporting the seamless landscape video palettes. Pete Holdich, head of ... More >>

Robe for Club India in Trinidad

Robe for Club India in TrinidadTrinidad - Michael Pereira of Trinidad & Tobago based creative design and engineering practice Streamline Systems enthusiastically specified Robe and Anolis lighting fixtures for a new installation at the landmark night destination Club India Nex 5.0HD in Chaguanas, Trinidad. This was an integral element of a major refurbishment and technical upgrade to the 800 capacity club which has enjoyed great success and a high profile over the last five years. The owner wanted a fresh new look to ensure they keep at the forefront of trend-setting ... More >>

Clay Paky and MA lighting tour with Adel Tawil

Clay Paky and MA lighting tour with Adel TawilGermany - Adel Salah Mahmoud Eid El-Tawil, or Adel Tawil for short, is a successful musician, songwriter and producer. He became famous thanks to his work with bands such as The Boyz and Ich + Ich. For his current tour, Bertil Mark (art director), JoJo Tilmann (image director) and Justus Molthan (lighting director), who together form LesUrbanProgressives, relied on 25 Clay Paky Sharpy Beams and 16 Sharpy Washes, two full-size grandMA2 consoles, one grandMA2 light, two grandMA2 fader wings and four Network Processing Units (NPUs), all ... More >>

Angus & Julia Stone on song with Titan Mobile

Angus & Julia Stone on song with Titan MobileUK - London's Wilton's Music Hall welcomeded brother and sister folk-pop duo Angus and Julia Stone for a pair of sold out shows, featuring LD Toby Hoggarth controlling lights from an Avolites Titan Mobile and Fader Wing. The Stone siblings, hailing from Australia, delivered a powerful and emotive set that, when paired with Hoggarth's intense imagining of Ed Warren's design, entranced an audience that at times fell so silent you could hear a pin drop. "The design for the show was very theatrical," says Hoggarth, "All the lights that we ... More >>

A warm Glow from Blitz Communications

A warm Glow from Blitz CommunicationsUK - Blitz Communications recently made the decision to purchase a substantial number of the new Clay Paky Glow-Ups. Andy Mahaffey, head of lighting at Blitz's Elstree headquarters, says: "It's true that Blitz have owned Wireless LED uplighters for a good few years; our existing stock from another manufacturer was starting to come to the end of its life. Although still a good product, I felt that the LED market had progressed in leaps and bounds over the last few years so the decision was made to shop around rather than just replace. "... More >>

Bwefar invests in Robe LEDWash 800s

Bwefar invests in Robe LEDWash 800sThe Netherlands - Bwefar, a busy lighting rental company based in Zwolle, The Netherlands, is headed by the charismatic Akim Bwefar and specialises in the design and supply of lighting for automotive shows all over the world - although they also engage in lighting other types of events as well. Akim is known for his expansive character and his enthusiastic approach to life and business! He has followed the development of the Robe brand right from the beginning - when Robe was originally a quality OEM manufacturer - and before 'Robe' was ... More >>

XL for Massive Attack summer tour

XL for Massive Attack summer tourUK - XL Video renewed its highly productive long term working relationship with Massive Attack, supplying LED screens and d3 media servers for the band's recent festival tour which featured a video concept co-designed by UVA and Icarus Wilson-Wright in conjunction with the band's 3D (Robert Del Naja). Massive Attack are well known for their innovative and original use of video to reinforce the message of their music and their immersive and visceral live shows. They use video to engage audiences on a cerebral level as well as delivering ... More >>

San Antonio's Tobin Centre chooses Clay Paky

San Antonio's Tobin Centre chooses Clay PakyUSA - San Antonio's new Tobin Centre for the Performing Arts will open in September with a complement of Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800 fixtures dedicated to both the H-E-B Performance Hall and the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theatre. Rising behind the façade of the former San Antonio Municipal Auditorium along downtown's famed River Walk, the 1,750-seat multi-purpose venue will be the home of the San Antonio Symphony and other resident companies. It also plans to offer a diverse array of entertainment from comedy legend Bill Cosby and radio ... More >>

Roland VR-50HD at Erasmus University

Roland VR-50HD at Erasmus UniversityThe Netherlands - The Roland VR-50HD multi-format AV mixer has been chosen by Erasmus University as the AV hub of a new purpose built video creation studio at their state of the art facility in Rotterdam. Acknowledging that a growing trend for 'flip teaching' would affect the way in which their lectures would be delivered in the future, the university took the decision to supply comprehensive video tutorial, web lecture and online learning facilities 'in house'. In order to achieve this, a dedicated AV studio was built at Erasmus, ... More >>

Early music with modern audio technology

Early music with modern audio technologyGermany - At the beginning of August 2014, the La Folia Baroque Orchestra made recordings on several days in the historic setting of the Palais in Dresden's Great Garden. Experienced recording professionals used carefully selected audio technology components to capture all of the sound nuances at the highest quality level. Microphones from Sennheiser played a decisive role as the first links in the recording chain. "For these recordings, we are using the best equipment available on the planet," said Günter Pauler who, as mastermind of ... More >>

Senior UK appointments at Audient

Senior UK appointments at AudientUK - Following the departures of Gareth Williams and Luke Baldry, Audient has appointed Chris Wright as its new UK market manager. After a relatively short yet successful stint in the IT industry, Wright brings a host of transferrable skills with him back to professional audio - which he describes as his "primary focus and passion". Wright has years of freelance audio consultancy and monitor engineering experience under his belt, which along with his first class degree in Sound Engineering and Production from Birmingham City University ... More >>

A Taste of Broadway in Hong Kong with DPA

A Taste of Broadway in Hong Kong with DPAChina - Internationally acclaimed artist Ivan Rutherford turned to DPA Microphones' d:facto Vocal Microphone to help him give an emotional performance during a recent one-off show in Hong Kong. The mic was chosen for being a handheld solution that would allow him to move freely on stage while he sang a series of Broadway hits dating as far back as the 1930s. The company's d:dicate 4011A Cardioid and d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones were also utilized to amplify the piano that supported the vocal performance. The actor and singer, who ... More >>

Radio Italia scores at the Olimpico with Outline

Radio Italia scores at the Olimpico with OutlineItaly - As part of a deal signed with Rome's AS Roma soccer club, with which top Italian FM broadcaster Radio Italia became official partner of the club (it also has similar agreements with Inter, Milan and Italy's national soccer team), the radio station recently took delivery of 72 Outline Mantas speaker systems, to be used for pre-match entertainment at the clubs home pitch, the Eternal City's Olimpico stadium. The set-up comprises 13 stacks, 11 of which have six Mantas vertical line array elements, an Outline DBS18-2 sub and a rack ... More >>

Shri Krishna temple switches to Chauvet Professional

Shri Krishna temple switches to Chauvet ProfessionalUSA - Like many houses of worship, Shri Krishna Vrundavana serves its members in a wide variety of ways. The faithful gather at its spacious 3.5-acre campus, which is located 33 miles from New York City, for the Puja prayer ritual, services, holy festivals and meditation as well as more secular events. Given the multi-faceted role the temple plays in its community, its leaders wanted a versatile lighting system that could adapt to their diverse needs. That's exactly what LD Jason Ayala of Jason Blends (New York) provided them with, ... More >>

Gabalier tours with Meyer Lyon system

Gabalier tours with Meyer Lyon systemEurope - Austrian folk singer Andreas Gabalier toured Europe this summer with a Meyer Sound Lyon linear sound reinforcement system, playing his blend of traditional Alpine folk and rock for audiences of 20,000 and more. The Lyon system was part of a complete audio, video, and lighting package supplied by Crailsheim, Germany-based Media Resource Group (MRG). "I am very happy with Lyon, and am figuring out more and more positive properties from show to show," says Wolfgang 'Wope' Peschmann, longtime FOH engineer for Gabalier. "For a ... More >>

Inter-M debuts compact Class D amplifier

Inter-M debuts compact Class D amplifierUK - Now shipping from CIE-Group, the new Inter-M DSA100DV is a compact, low impedance stereo amplifier built around ultra-efficient Class-D amplification circuitry. Delivering 2 x 100W channels of power into four ohms, the DSA100DV's high output belies its compact desktop / half-rack 1U size. With the combination of Class-D amplification and Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS), the DSA100DV is a highly efficient speaker driving solution, which ensures reduced power consumption and low heat dissipation over more traditional alternatives. ... More >>

Kramer launches RC-43T control panel

Kramer launches RC-43T control panelIsrael - Audio, video and computer signal processing specialists, Kramer Electronics has introduced the RC-43T, a six-button auxiliary control panel that works as a remote control panel for master room controllers such as the Kramer SL-1 in classrooms, meeting rooms, boardrooms or auditoriums. The RC-43T uses proprietary KNET protocol to power and communicate over a single cable and between Kramer products. Easy to use front panel buttons are touch-sensitive and give press confirmation using LED lights. The slimline unit measures 6.9cm ... More >>

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