28 April 2016

White Light expands business development team

White Light expands business development teamUK - Over the past 12 months, WL has grown exponentially, expanding its audio department, acquiring video and lighting firm Shock Solutions and working on more projects than ever before. With 2016 set to be the company's busiest year yet, WL has appointed several new business development managers to oversee the various markets in which the company is continuously expanding. With its origins in theatre, WL is still the leading lighting supplier to West End and UK touring productions, with the company providing the lights to both Show ... More >>

FIX8Group expands dry hire division

FIX8Group expands dry hire divisionUK - Visual production expert FIX8Group is expanding its dry hire division with the addition of a wealth of new products under the direction of the company's technical director, Nick Charalampidis. Charalampidis, who has been with FIX8Group since early 2013, is now responsible for enhancing the division's dry hire inventory with industry-leading products, carefully selected to suit almost all requirements. "Before joining FIX8Group I worked with Green Hippo for five years, so my knowledge of Hippotizer servers and software is second to ... More >>

Robe appoints Canadian sales manager

Robe appoints Canadian sales managerCanada - Robe North America has announced the appointment of John Bilyk as its Canadian sales manager effective immediately. Bilyk has enjoyed a long and successful career in the entertainment lighting market working for numerous leading companies including most recently a 15-year stint as the Canadian sales manager for Dallas-based Vari-Lite. Robe North America CEO Bob Schacherl commented, "I've had the pleasure of both knowing and working with John most of my professional career. He has a deep and extensive knowledge of the Canadian ... More >>

Vanguardia teams with Roly Oliver

Vanguardia teams with Roly OliverUK - On 1 May 2016 Vanguardia will be working with sound engineer Roly Oliver to promote the latest innovation in sound management in the live events industry. In his new position as head of live business, Oliver will establish and oversee the company's distribution of pioneering sound management tool MeTrao in the UK, for which Vanguardia has secured sole rights. Also in May, Vanguardia will celebrate 10 successful years as a leading sound and acoustic consultants in the entertainment sector. The appointment of Oliver further expands ... More >>

Adamson to host technical seminars In China

Adamson to host technical seminars In ChinaChina - David Dohrmann, Adamson's technical director Asia Pacific, has teamed up with their Chinese distributor, Real Music, to take the new S10 line array on the road. Real Music and Adamson will host technical seminars and S-Series product demonstrations in four Chinese cities in May 2016. Consulting firms, integrators and sound engineers are invited to attend any of the four Adamson events held in Beijing (9 May), Shanghai (11 May), Chengdu (13 May) and Guangzhou (15 May). During each seminar, Dohrmann will provide a product ... More >>

Allen & Heath stars at SXSW

Allen & Heath stars at SXSWUSA - Celebrating 30 years in 2016, the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference (SXSW) is a six-day event held every March in Austin, Texas (USA). Allen & Heath's digital mixers from across its dLive, GLD and Qu ranges were employed this year in many of the particpating venues. Two dLive systems managed the popular British Music Embassy Showcase, hosted by Austin's Latitude 30 club and featuring 10 to 12 bands each day of the festival. A GLD-80 was installed at the Threadgills venue to manage their roster, plus local PA company, ... More >>

Another first for BlackTrax motion tracking

Another first for BlackTrax motion trackingThe Netherlands - Wowing crowds of 17,000, Dutch superstar Marco Borsato's Symphonica in Rosso is one of the most spectacular series of performances. Held at Amsterdam Ziggodome Arena during 2016, 12 sold-out concerts broke boundaries in terms of technical creativity, innovation and wizardry. Jo Pauly, d3 operator and programmer from Belgium-based Visual Solutions was brought in to consult and design all video during the preplanning process. Another first for BlackTrax, the motion tracking solution was used to track key performer, Marco ... More >>

Clay Paky fixtures light up EXO in Manila

Clay Paky fixtures light up EXO in ManilaPhilippines - One of the biggest boy bands in K-pop, EXO, have played their first two concerts outside of Korea with a high-impact lighting design by Moon Won Jun of Lite Factory using over 200 Clay Paky fixtures in Manila, Philippines. PMX Trading and Technical Services supplied a full technical package to the two consecutive dates, including 130 x Clay Paky Sharpys, 50 x Sharpy Wash 330s, 16 x A.leda B-EYE K20s and a mix of 42 Stormy CC and Stormy LED strobes. The sold-out concerts took place at Manila's 20,000-capacity SM Mall of ... More >>

HD Pro Audio holds KLANG:technologies demos

HD Pro Audio holds KLANG:technologies demosUK - HD Pro Audio is holding a day of demonstration and evaluation sessions for the KLANG:technologies 3D IEM system at John Henry's rehearsal studios in London N7 on 13 May, 2016. KLANG:technologies takes stage monitoring to the next level, allowing engineers to create a much more spatial and natural-sounding IEM mix, combined with the option of simple wired or wireless multiple simultaneous user control via the KLANG:app, says the company. The sessions will also introduce KOS2.1 to the UK market. Founder and chief marketing officer of ... More >>

Intellitix returns for Snowbombing 2016

Intellitix returns for Snowbombing 2016Austria - Broadwick Live partnered with Intellitix for the second consecutive year to deploy its Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to enable cashless payments and smoother access control at Snowbombing 2016, April 4-9. Dubbed 'the greatest show on snow', Snowbombing takes place in the Austrian town of Mayrhofen and welcomes over 6,000 festival-goers for a week of music and snow sports. Following on from last year's success of taking Snowbombing fully cashless for the first time, Intellitix once again deployed a bespoke ... More >>

Outline amplifies Music Inside Rimini

Outline amplifies Music Inside RiminiItaly - The first edition of Music Inside Rimini (7-9 May - Rimini Fiera) sees a heavy involvement from loudspeaker specialist Outline. Outline's participation is two-fold: a stand of over 100sq.m (Hall A5C5 017) and the Music Inside Festival: 36 hours of music with 30 top-grade DJs, whose sounds will be amplified by three distinct GTO (Grand Touring Outline) systems supplied by Angelo Catoni's rental company Emporio On Stage with the support of Federico Rotondo's Sound Tech. Outline will present the Vegas series, designed for ... More >>

PixelFLEX at Bethel World Outreach Church

PixelFLEX at Bethel World Outreach ChurchUSA - Originally founded in 1984, the Bethel World Outreach Church has seen its ministry grow to where they currently hold worship services in six locations nationwide. As part of this growth, the worship family located in Brentwood, TN, recently underwent a building campaign to expand their ministry even further and in doing so they wished to make LED video a part of their worship services. While attending the WFX tradeshow in Nashville, Senior Pastor James Lowe found his solution for the new facility which was FLEXLite 6.9mm LED video ... More >>

Stage|Set|Scenery at Stage Technology Conference

Stage|Set|Scenery at Stage Technology ConferenceGermany - From 15 to 17 June Stage|Set|Scenery will be represented at the Stage Technology Conference (BTT), which is organised by Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft (DTHG) and will be taking place in Bremen. The BTT is the most important advanced training event organised by the theatre and event technology industry in German-speaking countries. A total of 80 companies will be represented there, including established family-run firms and innovative enterprises, ranging from small start-ups to major market leaders. The Stage ... More >>

Barco names Jan De Witte as CEO-designate

Barco names Jan De Witte as CEO-designateBelgium - Barco has announced that Mr. Eric Van Zele, CEO, plans to retire later this year. In anticipation of Mr. Van Zele's retirement, the Board appointed Mr. Jan De Witte, a former corporate officer of the General Electric Company, as CEO-designate. Mr. Jan De Witte will join Barco's Core Leadership Team in June 2016 to effectively take over as CEO as of 1 October 2016. Mr. Van Zele will continue to serve on the Board of Directors to ensure continuity of leadership and strategic focus for the company. Mr. Charles Beauduin, Chairman ... More >>

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