24 April 2014

Robe hits new highs at SXSW

Robe hits new highs at SXSWUSA - Robe Robin Pointe moving lights hit new highs in a series of rooftop concerts at the 2014 South by Southwest (SXSW) music conference in Austin, Texas. Felix Lighting of La Mirada, California, provided the Pointes for The Guitar Center Sessions at SXSW which took place in March. The event captured a series of incendiary live performances by Soundgarden, Snoop Dogg, Damon Albarn, Phantogram, The Wild Feathers and many more for exclusive future viewing on the Audience Channel. The show's longtime lighting designer/director of ... More >>

MilTec double presence at PLASA Focus

MilTec double presence at PLASA FocusUK - MilTec (UK) Ltd will be showcasing a wide range of new products at PLASA Focus: Leeds. In addition to the usual stand in the New Dock Hall (NCO-7), the company will have a live demo room in the Holiday Inn Hotel next door. Demos will be running all day and will give visitors an opportunity to listen the successful Blakite range of speakers and to see a selection of LED lighting products. The Blakite speakers were designed by MilTec and are built in the UK. Most are loaded with British drivers. New additions to the range are a ... More >>

Eaton's Cooper Controls at PLASA Focus 2014

Eaton's Cooper Controls at PLASA Focus 2014UK - Power management specialist Eaton's lighting controls business will exhibit at PLASA Focus, Leeds 2014 for the first time as part of the Eaton group of companies. Presented on Stands D10 & D12 in the Royal Armouries Hall will be a selection of innovative entertainment and architectural lighting control products. These will be primarily from its Zero 88 and Cogent Lighting ranges, alongside the latest technologies from distributed brands including DTS & LDR. The latest SCD Server and SCD Server Pro will be highlighted. These ... More >>

D.A.S. Aero 40A at Madrid's Vicente Calderon Stadium

D.A.S. Aero 40A at Madrid's Vicente Calderon StadiumSpain - The Vicente Calderón stadium in Madrid has recently been outfitted with D.A.S. Audio professional sound systems. Home to the Club Atlético de Madrid, the stadium has hosted the team's games since it opened its doors in 1966. With approximately 55,000 spectators packing the stands for these events the stadium needed a powerful yet precise system and the D.A.S. Audio systems distributed around the venue more than fit the bill, providing crystal-clear sound for fans in the Calderon's four main stands. Due to the stadium's ... More >>

Bastille storms Europe and US with Sennheiser

Bastille storms Europe and US with SennheiserEurope - Despite only having been together for four years, indie rockers Bastille stormed this year's BRITs, winning the award for British Breakthrough Act, as well as being nominated for British Group, British Single of the Year and British Album of the Year. Their current European and US tour is proving equally successful, with Sennheiser microphones and in-ear monitors playing an integral part in their sonic achievements. Front of House engineer Paul Cooper has been working with the band for the past two years. "I've been using ... More >>

Kara works the Vegas Strip with MGM Resorts

Kara works the Vegas Strip with MGM ResortsUSA - MGM Resorts International techs see it all. Sound system requests can be for a single lavaliere microphone setup for a business meeting in the morning, a DJ-fuelled and bikini-filled pool party at lunch, a prize fight weigh-in with a mariachi band in a ballroom in the afternoon, and then a headline act in an arena in the evening. When the biggest chain of mega resorts in the Entertainment Capital of the World needed a new system that was both versatile and stellar sounding, it turned to L-Acoustics and a system based on the ... More >>

Clay Paky at LIVE 2014: Italy has woken

Clay Paky at LIVE 2014: Italy has wokenItaly - After years without shows and fairs devoted to the business, the Italian world of show technology can finally count on an event that brings together some of the most important international companies in the industry. Several of the top Italian companies in the fields of lighting, sound, video and rigging were at Live 2014, which took place at the Pala de André in Ravenna on 13 and 14 April. Among these, Clay Paky is definitely one of the most representative Italian brands in the world. It is the Italian company that has ... More >>

Triple sound innovation on I Can't Sing

Triple sound innovation on I Can't SingUK - The irreverent new musical based on the X-Factor, I Can't Sing, recently opened at The London Palladium, featuring an innovative sound design by Gareth Owen, who specified the d&b audiotechnik J-Series for the first time in a West End production, as well as building a one-of-a-kind 256-channel mixer and a proprietary surround sound system. The FOH system is configured with seven J8s with two J12s per side, complemented by V-Series cabinets in the gallery and T-Series for the centre cluster. Describing it as a "challenging ... More >>

Community appoints Southeast USA rep

Community appoints Southeast USA repUSA - Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced the appointment of Millar Electronics as the company's new sales representative for the Southeast United States. Founded in 1924, Millar Electronics has a focus on building quality relationships through exceptional customer service. Millar will cover the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama for Community from their headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina and their branch office in Nashville, Tennessee. "We're pleased to welcome ... More >>

LumenRadio's CRMXchip standard in Astera's SpotMax

LumenRadio's CRMXchip standard in Astera's SpotMaxGermany - LumenRadio reports that their new tiny innovation, the CRMXchip, is now fitted as standard in Astera's latest product, SpotMax, and their forthcoming products. The cooperation between LumenRadio and Astera got off to a flying start when SpotMax was launched in front of thousands of visitors during the recent Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt. LumenRadio's CRMX technology is increasingly becoming a standard feature in professional fixtures; thanks to the cognitive coexistence technology and superb performance under the harsh ... More >>

Lab.gruppen introduces LUCIA installation amplifier

Lab.gruppen introduces LUCIA installation amplifierSweden - Lab.gruppen has launched its new install dedicated amplifier range, LUCIA. Addressing the specific needs of the AV contractor market for high quality, localized audio systems, the two-channel LUCIA (Localized Utility Compact Intelligent Amplification) is a compact and versatile Energy Star compliant Class D amplifier platform, packed with the innovative features and superior sonic performance Lab.gruppen has become renowned for. Designed with speed of install and easy configuration in mind, LUCIA combines cutting edge ... More >>

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