24 June 2016

Leo systems kick off Transatlantic festival season

Leo systems kick off Transatlantic festival seasonUSA / Europe - Leo Family systems kicked off Meyer Sound's 2016 summer festival season powering multi-day events at two major music festivals on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Boston Calling drew huge crowds to City Hall Plaza while BigCityBeats World Club Dome played out over 700,000sq.m in Frankfurt's Commerzbank Arena. The outdoor, city-centre site for Boston Calling featured two Leo Family systems supporting artists such as Sia, Disclosure, Robyn, Sufjan Stevens, Janelle Monae, and Haim. The systems were provided by Atkinson, N.H.... More >>

Robe BMFLs specified for Patrick Bruel tour

Robe BMFLs specified for Patrick Bruel tourFrance - Lighting designer Nicolas Maisonneuve specified eight Robe BMFL Blades for the latest Très souvent je pense à vous (Very Often I Think of You) tour by French singer Patrick Bruel - Nicolas also designed the stage set and evolved the show design and direction with the artist himself. His company, Lampion Mécanique, founded together with the late LD Jean Paul Ross provided the equipment and purchased the eight BMFL blades that featured on the tour, although Nicolas is quick to point out that his designs are created ... More >>

Sound Technology schedules JBL Intellivox training

Sound Technology schedules JBL Intellivox trainingUK - Sound Technology ltd, distributor of Harman Professional audio products in the UK and Eire, has announced free training for JBL's Intellivox digitally controlled beam forming loudspeakers on 27/28September 2016. The course takes place over two days and includes a mix of classroom and practical sessions. Day one covers JBL's DDC (Digital Directivity Control) and DDS (Digital Directivity Synthesis) technologies, design guidelines and WinControl & Rapid DDS software whilst day two focuses on DDA (Digital Directivity Analysis) acoustic ... More >>

PRG XL Video for BBC local election coverage

PRG XL Video for BBC local election coverageUK - On 7 May, the BBC aired its special programming for the election of local councils and Police Commissioners, as well as the election of the Mayor of London. Coverage of the election results included a special type of projection technology which was supported with video projectors from PRG XL Video. The stereoscopic projection technology used by the BBC is what enables presenter Jeremy Vine to move around the studio and point out specific pieces of information within the projected, semi-transparent screens without the projection ... More >>

Hawthorn invests to support growth

Hawthorn invests to support growthUK - Technical production specialist Hawthorn has seen significant expansion in its stock inventory over the last 12 months after investing £3m in new kit and warehouse improvements at its Leicestershire headquarters. Hawthorn's hire service has seen a 90% increase in its supply to the theatre sector this year and the recent investments will play a key role in supporting the business's ambitious plans to build upon this success, as well as demonstrating the company's commitment to providing the very best possible service to ... More >>

Crossover violinist relies on DPA d:vote

Crossover violinist relies on DPA d:voteEurope - Slovakian violinist and producer Filip Jancik is rapidly gaining an international reputation as one of the best young classical musicians to cross over into the world of pop and rock. Now based in Vienna where he has his own studio, he often plays with top musicians as part of his own Rock 'n Violin project and also performs with acclaimed artists such as Canadian rock star Avril Lavigne. Key to the success of Jancik's sound is DPA's d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphone for violin, which he uses for all of his live performances ... More >>

ETCP to launch computer-based testing

ETCP to launch computer-based testingUSA - Due to overwhelming interest, the Entertainment Technician Certification Program (ETCP) Portable Power Distribution Technician (PPDT) examination will be offered at over 190 testing centres in North America beginning 15 July for computer-based testing. There is no application deadline and once a candidate is approved he/she can usually test within a couple of weeks, depending on candidate volume. Because this is a new examination, score reports will be delayed during testing time. ETCP uses a point system to determine eligibility ... More >>

Fred Olsen Lines upgrades with Electro-Voice

Fred Olsen Lines upgrades with Electro-VoiceFred Olsen Cruise Lines recently engaged England's EW Production Services Ltd. (EWPSL) to address ongoing audio issues aboard MS Braemar, the most modern among the company's fleet of four cruise ships. Its Neptune Lounge hosts a wide range of activities, including live music, comedy, cabaret and full theatre productions. EWSPL's system design improves the entertainment experience for customers while addressing unwanted sound transmission affecting passenger cabins on adjoining decks above and below. "When we saw the Neptune Lounge and its old ... More >>

Jim Ebdon and dLive celebrate in Beijing

Jim Ebdon and dLive celebrate in BeijingChina - Some of China's top rock artists kicked off the Music Power Rock China 30 tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Chinese rock music, flying in renowned engineer, Jim Ebdon, to manage FOH sound. Allen & Heath's dLive digital mixing systems were installed at FOH and monitors, with a ME personal monitor mixing system provided for artists. The concert was staged on the same day and at the same venue as 30 years ago, when in 1986, Cui Jian, widely recognized as the father of Chinese rock, performed Nothing To My Name at ... More >>

R. Kelly tour tells story with help from Chauvet

R. Kelly tour tells story with help from ChauvetUSA - R. Kelly's Buffet Tour shows open with a haunting scene right out of a horror flick, complete with scary backlighting, eerie full moon images and a menacing bat-like drone flying overhead. When the star himself finally emerges, it's as if he's rising from the stage. Dressed in grim reaper black with large feathered wings, he is made all the more mysterious by shooting bursts of fog that appear to be triggered by his steps as he walks to the lip of the stage. Russell Armentrout, president of Performance Lighting, came up with the ... More >>

Solaris Mozarts feature on Hall & Oates 2016 tour

Solaris Mozarts feature on Hall & Oates 2016 tourUSA - The Daryl Hall and John Oates 2016 tour kicked off this year at New York's Madison Square Garden and will continue through the summer. Nashville-based Morris, in collaboration with famed designer Jesper Luth, provided the production and lighting design. Featured in the design are 140 Solaris Mozart fixtures. "While these lights are small in scale, they make an incredible impact, encompassing both performers in light and creating a warm, asymmetrical backdrop for the show," says Jessica Charlton of Morris. In January of this year, ... More >>

South Korean church upgrades with NEXT-proaudio

South Korean church upgrades with NEXT-proaudioKorea - Iksan is located in Jeollabuk-do, South Korea, about 200km far from Seoul to the southwest, and the historical home of Baekje dynasty. This church started as a small gathering in 1975. Only 17 members of five families had got together for worship. Now, it has grown substantially, with the main sanctuary holdiong 2,000 seats. Avix, the Korean distributor for NEXT-proaudio, installed a NEXT-proaudio sound system within the church's main sanctuary for the system renovation. The main aim of the renovation was to achieve high sound ... More >>

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