29 June 2015

Illuminating St Petersburg City Day

Illuminating St Petersburg City DayRussia - Two leading Russian rental companies - TOK Improvisation and Translight - both based in St Petersburg, joined forces to supply over 200 Robe moving lights to a large two-day celebration event staged over a recent weekend in Dvortsovaya Square, right in the heart of the city. The first day honoured the local hockey team - SKA St Petersburg - who won the Gagarin Hockey cup in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Then overnight, the stage was transformed to host St. Petersburg City Day on the Sunday, celebrating the city's 312th ... More >>

ABTT 2015 Annual Theatre Awards

ABTT 2015 Annual Theatre AwardsUK - The Association of British Theatre Technicians 2015 Theatre Awards took place on 24 June alongside the Stage Management Association's National Awards, after the first day of the ABTT Theatre Show in its new London home, Alexandra Palace. The experienced jury for the ABTT Awards, comprising of working practitioners and industry peers, judged nominations meeting the entry criteria that had been previously submitted or which were brought to their attention on the day. Commenting on the event, ABTT CEO Robin Townley said, "The Awards ... More >>

White Light meets the future in Westminster

White Light meets the future in WestminsterUK - Meet the Future - Event Technology Challenged took place on 9 June at Central Hall Westminster. Now in its second year, this event offered those in attendance the chance to experience new event technology as well as engage with influential people in the events industry. It encouraged organisers to think about the growth of modern-day technology and how this will ultimately shape the future of events. White Light not only acted as one of the sponsors for this year but also provided all of the production elements for the ... More >>

Chauvet energizes Georgia mega church

Chauvet energizes Georgia mega churchUSA - Like all worshippers at the Tabernacle of Praise, members of the church's choir have been thrilled with the warm rich colours and engaging looks that the new all-LED lighting system from Chauvet Professional has brought to their services. Going beyond visual aesthetics, however, choir members have an added reason to celebrate, as the switch from incandescent to LED fixtures has greatly increased their comfort level. "It's amazing how the temperature on the stage has been lowered, especially in the choir loft, which sits in the ... More >>

Bose extends FreeSpace amplifier line

Bose extends FreeSpace amplifier lineUSA - Bose Professional has broadened its FreeSpace amplifier line with a set of four dual-channel amplifiers optimised for premium commercial applications such as retail, restaurants and hospitality. There are two mixer amplifiers (IZA 2120-HZ, IZA 2120-LZ) and two expansion amplifiers (ZA 2120-HZ, ZA 2120-LZ) each at 120 watts per channel. FreeSpace amplifiers can be quickly configured without a PC, enabling each installation to be customised easily and intuitively. In addition, FreeSpace amplifiers offer a range of models and ... More >>

Mythos has a ball at Copa América opening ceremony

Mythos has a ball at Copa América opening ceremonyChile - South America's biggest sporting event, the Copa América international football tournament, has kicked off with a spectacular opening ceremony in host country Chile. The event saw stunning firework displays and musical performances, with an array of Clay Paky Mythos delivering spectacular wash and aerial effects to the proceedings. Lighting designer Toni Amoros worked alongside choreographer Hansel Cereza to specify 24 of the award-winning Clay Paky luminaire from leading Chilean event production house Producciones Icardi.... More >>

Philips Entertainment sponsors Las Vegas university

Philips Entertainment sponsors Las Vegas universityUSA - Philips Entertainment has chosen the University of Nevada Las Vegas as a partner in its Educational Outreach and Sponsorship Programme. As part of the sponsorship, Philips Entertainment has donated Philips Vari-Lite VL3015 Spot, VLX Wash and VL770 Spot luminaires, along with Showline SL NITRO 510 LED strobe luminaires and a Philips Strand Lighting NEO lighting control console to UNLV for use in its educational programs and theatrical productions. "We've dealt with Philips Vari-Lite and Philips Strand Lighting several times in the ... More >>

Solaris LED Mozarts sparkle on The Voice

Solaris LED Mozarts sparkle on The VoiceUSA - For eight seasons of NBC's The Voice, Emmy Award winning lighting designer Oscar Dominguez of Darkfire Lighting Design has created scintillating lighting and sets worthy of tomorrow's superstars. The production designs are a major part of the show's success, and each year Dominquez raises the bar looking for ways to top himself. Enter Solaris LED Mozart, the compact and versatile pixel-mapping RGBW fixture. Already a "fan" of the Solaris LED Flare and Flare Jr., Dominguez recognized Mozart's versatility and potential for ... More >>

L-Acoustics tames Brisbane City Hall acoustics

L-Acoustics tames Brisbane City Hall acousticsAustralia - Brisbane City Hall is one of the city's best-loved performance and meeting spaces. The building was comprehensively restored between 2009 and 2013 at a cost of $215m. In June 2014, seeking a system that could improve sound in the circular, reverberant space, a tender was issued. Australian L-Acoustics distributor Hills and systems integrator Con-Sol worked with L-Acoustics to propose a solution that would not only address the challenging acoustics, but also fit within the restriction guidelines of the main rigging points. ... More >>

Polish orchestral studios upgrade with Merging systems

Polish orchestral studios upgrade with Merging systemsPoland - The National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra has recently moved into new premises in Katowice. The NOSPR originally purchased Pyramix with a Sphynx DSD converter in 2005. A decision was made in 2011 to continue with Pyramix despite pressures to change. The impressive new building provided the perfect opportunity to increase the investment in Merging equipment by adding Horus units and more Pyramix units. Furthermore, to increase the productivity, two 8 fader Smart AV Tango 2 units were added to the installation. The new ... More >>

Meyer Sound's McCarthy to deliver AES keynote speech

Meyer Sound's McCarthy to deliver AES keynote speechCanada - The AES has announced Meyer Sound's director of system optimization, Bob McCarthy, as the keynote speaker for the 59th International AES Conference at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, taking place July 15-17, 2015, with an emphasis on sound reinforcement engineering and technology. Known as an international authority on sound system design and optimization, McCarthy is also an educator and published author. His keynote speech, Sound Systems Tuning and Optimization Made Simple and Affordable, will take place on the ... More >>

Pascal introduces T-PRO Series amplifier modules

Pascal introduces T-PRO Series amplifier modulesDenmark - Pascal has announced the launch of its new T-PRO Series amplifier modules, a dedicated design - optimized for ultra-compact high SPL integrated power applications - including asymmetrically rated 2-way power channels. T-PRO is designed to fulfil specific requirements for ever more compact high powered speaker cabinets, and for integration within low profile applications such as sub bass cabinets and other compact amplifier components. The series boasts a unique feature set and ultra-compact form factor, relative to its power ... More >>

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