4 September 2015

Mats Karlsson launches product innovation consultancy Intendor

Mats Karlsson launches product innovation consultancy Intendor Sweden - Mats Karlsson, an industry veteran with a string of successful products and positions with several major companies, has started Intendor - a product innovation consultancy. "My mission is to help companies get ahead of their competition by helping them create useful, innovative, and differentiated products. Anyone who has visited a trade show in recent years can testify to the fact that you have to look long and hard to find something really new. As the competition heats up and product life cycles gets shorter, companies are ... More >>

Primus with Meyer Sound LYON

Primus with Meyer Sound LYONUSA - The Bay Area-based band Primus is touring North America with a Meyer Sound LYON linear sound reinforcement system to deliver its quirky, bass-driven brand of alternative rock. Described by FOH engineer Jason Mills as a "really fast" system with plenty of punch, the LYON configuration is provided byPro Media/UltraSound of Martinez, California. "LYON is a very snappy box," says Mills, who works triple duty as FOH engineer, production manager, and system tech. "It's responsive, punchy and clear. The fans have noticed, too - I'm ... More >>

Borås Stadsteater Chooses Robe LEDWash 800s

Borås Stadsteater Chooses Robe LEDWash 800sSweden - The Stadsteater in Borås - about 60km west of Gothenburg - is one of a number of high profile city theatre and cultural centres in the country which has invested in Robe moving lights. The purchase of 19 LEDWash 800s currently sees 10 installed in the 500 capacity main house, with nine in the smaller 100 capacity studio space. The Stadsteater is located in a large facility - together with the culture centre and library - built in 1976 and featuring some classic 1970s retro architecture and décor. They wanted to replace ... More >>

Clay Paky celebrates with Oriflame

Clay Paky celebrates with OriflameRussia - Lighting designer Roman Stolyarov has used a wide range of Clay Paky fixtures to create stunning lighting looks in celebration of global cosmetic company Oriflame's annual awards ceremony and banquet, which saw over 3000 employees attend. Leading technical production house MAX'N'MAX created the concept for the event which was called Banquet of Oriflame Directors: What Dreams May Come and took place at Moscow's Gostiniy Dvor. MAX'N'MAX designed an ultra-wide stage with dynamic LED screens at the end of the venue's large ... More >>

Gilded Balloon adds Flare to its 30th Season

Gilded Balloon adds Flare to its 30th SeasonUK - Orbital Sound added a new innovation for this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe at the Gilded Balloon, supplying a Flare Audio X2A Compact Vertical Point Source Array system, complemented by the Q18 sub bass units. Marking its 22nd consecutive year at the Festival, Orbital Sound was once again responsible for supplying and installing the extensive line-up of high-end audio and communications equipment across Gilded Balloon's nine venues, with David Bartholomeusz at the helm. For Gilded Balloon's 30th Festival year, Teviot Row ... More >>

Martin Professional now shipping RUSH FiberSource 1

Martin Professional now shipping RUSH FiberSource 1Denmark - Martin Professional has announced the RUSH FiberSource 1 is now shipping. As the latest addition to the RUSH by Martin line of affordable lighting solutions, the RUSH FiberSource 1 is a powerful tool for illuminating fibre optic cables in permanent installations. With a new 78 W LED fiber projector, the RUSH FiberSource 1 can light up to 300 1 mm fibre optic cables and boasts improved efficiency and reliability. The luminaire features a colour wheel with nine interchangeable colours, a twinkle wheel for variable-speed ... More >>

Turkish Parliament installs d&b for clearer debating

Turkish Parliament installs d&b for clearer debatingTurkey - It is a matter of fact that the human ear brain mechanism is a highly sophisticated system capable of identifying where sound comes from with amazing accuracy. Using this information, with even the slightest difference in loudness, the brain can clearly identify the change and thus locate direction. "This in essence was the challenge presented by the requirements for a new sound system in the Turkish Parliament building Ankara," explained Tayfun Konuralp of Atempo, Turkey's leading provider of professional audio. "With a ... More >>

TiMax world-first Shakespeare musical in a half-pipe

TiMax world-first Shakespeare musical in a half-pipeSwitzerland - Thunerseespiele this year featured a world first for TiMax when its SOR audio localisation was used to track Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet performed in a massive half-pipe with a cast of BMX stunt bikers and skateboarders. Billed locally as Romeo and Julia, the ultra-modernised tale of love and tragedy set amidst the legendary feud between Montagues and Capulets was more Upper West Side than romantic Verona. One actor noted the peculiarity of spouting classical prose whilst risking life and limb hurtling up ... More >>

Cadac control for IBC Big Screen Experience

Cadac control for IBC Big Screen ExperienceThe Netherlands - Cadac, as an official IBC sponsor, is again providing the audio networking and control for the Big Screen Experience at this year's convention. Working with Terry Nelson, from IBC Technical Resources, the leading UK mixing console manufacturer is installing a high definition, ultra-low latency MegaCOMMS audio network, throughout the digital cinema auditorium. This year, Cadac audio mixing consoles can be found at both mix positions, with its flagship CDC eight-32 handling the audio for presentations, film extracts and ... More >>

White Light adds EM Acoustics monitors

White Light adds EM Acoustics monitorsUK - Following the inauguration of their new R&D facility, loudspeaker manufacturer EM Acoustics recently announced a range of new, state-of-the-art products, which includes the M-C12 and M-C15 monitor loudspeakers. Moving away from the traditional EM Acoustics monitor design which has always consisted of dedicated wedges, these 12 and 15 inch coaxial monitor speakers work just as effectively when used either on a stand or flown, and feature hidden pole mounts and flying points for cradles. Their first sale has been made to White Light (... More >>

Sound Division takes Martin Audio into top London venues

Sound Division takes Martin Audio into top London venuesUK - Sound Division Group has carried out three installations in high profile London venues this summer, making widespread use of Martin Audio's discreet but high performance C6.8T and C8.1T ceiling speakers. Featuring a 6.5" (165mm) bass driver and a 0.8" (19mm) dome tweeter, these circular recessed speakers have achieved wide adoption since their launch in view of their wide (150°) dispersion, high SPL and suitability for low-ceilinged venues. In two of the venues - Circus Bar & Restaurant in Covent Garden and Aqua Nueva at Oxford ... More >>

Large-scale concerts with Analog Way's LiveCore family

Large-scale concerts with Analog Way's LiveCore familyThe Netherlands - The 'Groots met een zachte G' show from the artist Guus Meeuwis, a huge celebrity in the Netherlands, is the biggest concert of a solo artist in the country. The event takes place every year at the Philips Stadium, Eindhoven. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event this year, the artist performed five concerts in the stadium. Each concert was sold out with 35,000 attendees per show, with the last one broadcasted live on Dutch televisions for the first time. The video setup was extremely challenging to provide an ... More >>

Ray Technologies adds Pangolin Flashback 4 LAN interface

Ray Technologies adds Pangolin Flashback 4 LAN interfaceGermany - The new Flashback 4 (FB-4) network interface from Pangolin Systems is now available in a professional and durable aluminium housing. Ray Technologies (RTI), a Laserworld company, manufactures the new interface at its premises near Munich, Germany. The Pangolin FB-4 is a new interface providing Network laser show control options for Pangolin software products. It is designed for high performance application. Several FB-4 interfaces can be connected with normal network switches. The RTI FB-4 is available for Pangolin Quickshow ... More >>

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