entertainment • presentation • installation

16 January 2017

Monkey Goes West with Robe

Monkey Goes West with RobeSingapore - Lighting designer Adrian Tan from Light Project is using Robe's CycBar 15 fixtures to light the cyc on W!LD RICE's award winning Monkey Goes West production, which is playing a limited holiday season run at the Drama Centre Theatre in Singapore. The production first premiered in 2014 and Adrian recalls that in the initial creative discussions they didn't want it to be "just another pantomime", so instead looked at more unconventional ways of lighting the cyc, which was a fundamental to creating 'another world' onstage ... More >>

Sound Design debuts Nexo STM with Gavin James

Sound Design debuts Nexo STM with Gavin JamesIreland - Award-winning Irish singer-songwriter Gavin James has played one of the biggest shows of his young life, at the 3 Arena in Dublin. It was also one of the biggest indoor shows of the year for Irish rental company Sound Design, using its new Nexo STM Series modular line array systems for the first time on an arena-sized live music event. This was in fact the first deployment of Sound Design's newly-purchased STM system with M28 omnipurpose cabinets, purchased after a successful pilot event in Croke Park stadium, a multimedia ... More >>

Harlequin Floors heads to PLASA Focus Glasgow

Harlequin Floors heads to PLASA Focus GlasgowUK - Production, entertainment and events flooring specialists Harlequin Floors are exhibiting at PLASA Focus, in Glasgow, 18-19 January on stand A3, introducing new and exciting products including Hi-Shine Gold and Silver. Following a huge success at the London Olympia exhibition at the end of September last year, Harlequin Floors is heading to Glasgow for more PLASA action, where it expects to have heads turning once again at the new product lines on offer. The metallic finishes in gold and silver are the latest additions to the ... More >>

MobileConnect gets the Slush party going

MobileConnect gets the Slush party goingFinland - Organized for the first time this year, Slush Music took place in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. Its aim was to enhance the dialogue between tech entrepreneurs and music, with its exciting setting being an additional draw. Part of this event's offering was its Silent Disco, where Sennheiser's MobileConnect technology provided a very personal experience. Held on 30 November and 1 December, Slush Music is the music and tech exclusive vertical of Slush, which started in 2015 and has been described as 'Burning Man meets TED'. It ... More >>

Brightest LED wash light to date from Elation

Brightest LED wash light to date from ElationUSA - Elation Professional has announced the launch of the Platinum 1200 Wash, a bright LED colour wash moving head luminaire with (19) 65W multi-chip RGBW LEDs, making it Elation's brightest wash light offering to date. The Platinum 1200 Wash produces colour washes on par with 1500W discharge fixtures and houses a host of professional features like a 5° to 50° motorized zoom for tight to wide beam angle control. The fixture comes with a selection of linear colour temperature presets from 2,700 - 8,000K, which combined with the ... More >>

Klas Dalbjörn joins Powersoft

Klas Dalbjörn joins PowersoftItaly - Powersoft's mission to strengthen the company further in 2017 has begun with the appointment of the experienced Klas Dalbjörn as product manager. The former Lab Gruppen and Lake product research manager will add considerable strength and gravitas to the development team, headed by co-founder and R&D director, Claudio Lastrucci. His role will extend across the entire product portfolio. Speaking of his appointment, Dalbjörn said, "After 24 years in the pro audio business I felt ready to embrace a new challenge. "For many years I ... More >>

AVT joins RAVENNA community

AVT joins RAVENNA communityEurope - Heralding the New Year 2017, ALC NetworX has announced that German telephone hybrids, audio codecs specialist AVT Audio Video Technologies has joined the RAVENNA community to contribute their expertise and provide yet another building block in the ever-growing landscape of RAVENNA/AES67-enabled products. AVT are experts in the field of telephone hybrids or talk show systems, which are technologies that convert an incoming phone call into an audio signal that is suitable for a studio environment. Naturally, Voice-over-IP ... More >>

Chauvet conveys Passion at Los Cangris concerts

Chauvet conveys Passion at Los Cangris concertsPuerto Rico - Daddy Yankee and Nicky Jam closed 2016 on a high and very emotional note, bringing down the house for four electrifying sold-out Cangris concerts at the famed Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot. The two Reggaeton icons had a lot to celebrate, having collectively garnered six nominations for Univision's upcoming Premios Lo Nuestro awards. The Cangris concerts were about much more than superstar performances, however; they were also a spirited celebration of trailblazing music and the reconciliation of two ... More >>

Claypaky on song for X-Factor Italy 2016

Claypaky on song for X-Factor Italy 2016Italy - Claypaky is part of the impressive lighting plot that characterizes the 2016 edition of X-Factor Italy. The tenth edition of the popular talent show, which started in the UK, is richer and more dazzling than ever. Work on it started a good five months before the recordings since the lights and scenic effects are essential components for the success of the show. Lighting director Massimo Pascucci explained that X-Factor Italy is not just a television show, but is also a real "live event filmed with cameras, where ... More >>

DPD defacto complements Jeanne Added's vocals

DPD defacto complements Jeanne Added's vocalsFrance - French artist Jeanne Added has found the perfect complement for her powerful, harmonic voice - a DPA d:facto Vocal Microphone that allows her to convey emotion without changing the timbre of her singing. Jeanne, who last year released her debut solo album Be Sensational, was introduced to the d:facto by her sound engineer, Gilles Olivesi. "I was looking for a very flat microphone that wouldn't try to enhance anything in her voice," Olivesi explains. "French engineer Malik Malki told me about the d:facto, so we tried it ... More >>

EAW KF Series reinforces beauty battle

EAW KF Series reinforces beauty battleUSA - The Georgia World Congress Centre in downtown Atlanta is the site for the semi-annual Bronner Brothers International Beauty Show, a three-day professional beauty industry event that is the largest multicultural/multi-textural tradeshow in the United States. More than 30,000 beauty professionals were in attendance for education, workshops and entertainment. The show culminated with the televised, legendary hair battle on the main stage. Locally based AEE Productions provided an Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) KF line array sound ... More >>

IMS systems for Masonic Theatre in Virginia

IMS systems for Masonic Theatre in VirginiaUSA - The Historic Masonic Theatre is an architectural treasure nestled in the Allegheny Mountains in Virginia. Since opening in 1905, the historic venue has boasted eclectic billings over the last century, including Roy Rogers (and of course Trigger), Gene Autry, Count Basie, and even political blunderbuss William Jennings Bryan ("What has been will be again"). Now a performing arts, education, and community facility, a recent renovation includes the new, redesigned Intelligent Marquee Systems (IMS Mk2) LED marquee/festoon lighting ... More >>

Kinesys USA schedules February workshops

Kinesys USA schedules February workshopsUSA - Motion control systems manufacturer Kinesys again welcomes guests to its dedicated training facility in Atlanta, Georgia with a combined Open Days / Training Workshop event running from 21-24 February 2017. The emphasis is on both product awareness and providing fee-free training for those who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of automated rigging for the entertainment industry. Subjects will include the operation and implementation of Kinesys automation products as well as the application of load cell systems for ... More >>

Electro-Voice celebrates 90 years at NAMM 2017

Electro-Voice celebrates 90 years at NAMM 2017USA - Electro-Voice is kicking off its 90th birthday year with a Loud & Clear pledge to portable speaker customers at the upcoming NAMM show in Anaheim, California: Under the Loud & Clear banner, EV's new NAMM booth will serve as a live performance venue to showcase talent playing through EV's best-selling family of portable loudspeakers and new ND Series microphones. Nine different artists spanning a broad scope of genres will perform through various system setups at the booth over the course of the four-day show, ... More >>

OCA Alliance demonstrates OCA at ISE

OCA Alliance demonstrates OCA at ISEThe Netherlands - The OCA Alliance, the AV industry alliance promoting awareness and adoption of Open Control Architecture, also known as OCA and standardized as AES70, is proud to demonstrate new examples of how this technology is evolving at ISE 2017. On booth # 7-V250 the OCA Alliance is showcasing multiple examples of OCA (AES70) in action, including hardware and software reference designs, new web-based GUI interfaces for OCA (AES70) solutions, a demonstration of the synergy of AES67 and AES70 in creating complete media networking ... More >>

Proel releases major Pronet software upgrade

Proel releases major Pronet software upgradeItaly - Proel has launched a major upgrade of its Pronet remote control software. Based on the stable and reliable Can Bus communication protocol, Pronet AX enables remote control of all Axiom powered loudspeakers, DSP amplifiers, and system controllers in a network of devices equipped with the Core DSP platform. The new Pronet AX software offers a totally redesigned user interface with improved object identification and management - thanks to colour-coded items, intuitive icons and panels, desktop grid, and docking Editor Panel. Three ... More >>

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