21 May 2015

SM Lighting first in Scotland with BMFL Spots

SM Lighting first in Scotland with BMFL SpotsUK - Leading Scottish lighting rental operation, Glasgow based S.M Lighting, is the first investor north of the border in Robe BMFL Spots. The 24 x BMFL Spot fixtures were delivered by Robe UK to Scott Munro and his team, who regularly deliver equipment for a wide variety of music based shows and events. SM wanted to replace their existing stock of large arena / outdoor stage moving spot fixtures with something that was new, of the moment and with a good future lifespan, and after narrowing down the options to a choice of two premium ... More >>

Chauvet hosts student lighting showcase

Chauvet hosts student lighting showcaseUSA - Vividly dynamic lightshows weren't the only thing only on display at the Second Annual Student Lighting Showcase. Also shining brightly was the creative bond that connects generations with a shared passion for lighting, as students from four colleges got the opportunity to have their designs evaluated by some of the most respected LDs in the industry. Held at the Chauvet Professional Showroom in Burbank, the one-day event drew students from California Institute of the Arts, the University of California Irvine Claire Trevor School ... More >>

Rainbow christens Lyon system on Godsmack tour

Rainbow christens Lyon system on Godsmack tourUSA - Godsmack's US tour marks the debut of the Meyer Sound Lyon linear sound reinforcement system recently purchased by Rainbow Production Services of Atkinson, N.H. The touring Lyon system is part of Rainbow's new Leo family inventory, which also includes 24 Leo-M loudspeakers for long-throw applications. "I've always liked working with Meyer rigs, but Lyon is something special," says Scott Tkachuk, FOH engineer for Godsmack. " When the band's pushing hard and I'm going for it, I've still got 30 percent of my headroom still available. ... More >>

iLive mixes Ivete Sangalo anniversary concert

iLive mixes Ivete Sangalo anniversary concertBrazil - Leading Brazilian production company, Mix 2 Go, selected its modular iLive system to record the 20th anniversary concert for renowned singer, Ivete Sangalo. "I chose iLive simply because it sounds amazing! To mix 128 live channels is not an easy task but the network options of the system are very reliable for live and broadcast work, and iLive has an awesome workflow with the capacity we need for a recording of this magnitude," explains OB engineer, Beto Neves. The system captured 128 recording channels and 16 channels from the ... More >>

Avolites and Audile slide into play at Snowbombing festival

Avolites and Audile slide into play at Snowbombing festivalAustria - A selection of Avolites gear including Tiger Touch II and Expert Pro consoles with Titan Wings hit the slopes of Mayrhofen, Austria for the mountain-top mayhem of alpine music festival Snowbombing. Known as the greatest show on snow, the festival was a week-long whirlwind of world-class electronic DJs and bands, across 17 venues in a magnificent mountain setting. Stephen Abbiss got the party swinging for Fat Boy Slim on main stage, The Racket Club, using a Tiger Touch II and Fader Wing. The console was controlling a house rig ... More >>

Showline delivers intense strobe looks on Karnivool tour

Showline delivers intense strobe looks on Karnivool tourEurope - Lighting designer Tom Campbell has used Showline's powerful LED strobe, the SL Nitro 510C, to add vibrancy and punch at key moments on Australian progressive rockers Karnivool's European tour. For the run of shows which saw the band play dates in countries such as France, The Netherlands, Germany and the Czech Republic, Campbell specified just four of the Showline strobes from Siyan. "The units are bright and impressive enough for this amount to be ideal," he explains. "I would normally have used at least double that with older ... More >>

Dolly Parton steps up show with Chauvet LEDs

Dolly Parton steps up show with Chauvet LEDsUSA - Dolly Parton may have become one of the world's most widely recognized superstars, but through it all the Locust Ridge, Tennessee native has remained steadfastly true to her Smokey Mountain roots. The American country music legend's down home devotion was on full display at her recently concluded My People musical, which celebrates her brother Randy, sister Cassie and other family members who inspired her celebrated career. As deeply rooted in family tradition as she is, however, Parton is a consummate entertainer who ... More >>

Community delivers clarity for Genk mosque

Community delivers clarity for Genk mosqueBelgium - Located in Genk, Yunus Emre Camii is the largest Turkish mosque in Belgium. The industrial city of Genk is cosmopolitan, with large Turkish, Italian and Greek communities, and up to 1000 people attend the mosque for prayers each Friday. It has also become a popular tourist attraction for visitors of all faiths. Since the building was constructed, the original sound system had never served its purpose. The sound system was plagued by poor intelligibility and reliability while the mics constantly picked up and transmitted echoes ... More >>

MAC Viper AirFX adds to Batyr nightclub experience

MAC Viper AirFX adds to Batyr nightclub experienceRussia - Nightclub and karaoke bar Batyr has everything needed to turn an ordinary evening into a remarkable experience: a high-energy environment, talented resident DJs, a top sound system and Martin Professional lighting equipment. In November 2014, the club's resident lighting designer and winner of Martin's 2013 Russian Lighting Designer Contest, Artem Sagaidak, tested a pair of Martin MAC Viper AirFX lighting fixtures + Quadray kits over two nights with great success. Sagaidak first encountered the AirFXs at a Martin seminar in ... More >>

HSL takes Halifax Transmitting Tower to new heights

HSL takes Halifax Transmitting Tower to new heightsUK - New levels of colour and imagination graced the familiar landmark of the Halifax Transmitting Tower in a special one night light installation Ploughcroft Eco Northern Lights designed by James Bawn, which illuminated the 45.7m relay mast located on the top of Southowram bank, overlooking the Yorkshire town of Halifax. Lighting equipment was supplied by Blackburn based HSL. The project was commissioned to help local roofing company Ploughcroft celebrate achievements in energy saving for numerous homes, schools and business ... More >>

Bandit lights the way in Hannah's Maze of Mirrors

Bandit lights the way in Hannah's Maze of MirrorsUSA - It is not every day that families can make their way through an castle holding a spectacular mirror maze, but in Tennessee's mountain resort town of Pigeon Forge, thousands find themselves embarking on an adventure to rescue a princess in a space with more than 288 potential turns among hundreds of mirrored walls with lighting and effects installed by Bandit Lites. With a new haunted attraction being installed on the first floor of the Castle of Chaos building at the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Centre, Hannah's Maze of ... More >>

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