31 July 2015

Roskilde Festival taps Meyer Sound Leopard

Roskilde Festival taps Meyer Sound LeopardDenmark - At Denmark's Roskilde Festival - the largest music festival in northern Europe -the new Leopard linear sound reinforcement system led a line-up of more than 200 Meyer Sound loudspeakers to deliver pristine sonic detail and immersion to crowds at four different stages. "Leopard was amazing - I could hear every instrument clearly and distinctly more than 50m from the stage," says Lars Liliengren, production manager for Roskilde. "We strive for perfection here at Roskilde, because we have only one chance each year to get it right.... More >>

Concert debut for GLP X4 with Lady Antebellum

Concert debut for GLP X4 with Lady AntebellumGermany - One of the leading country music crossover acts in recent years has been Nashville-based Lady Antebellum, whose rising popularity means they can now comfortably fill 20,000-seat amphitheatres. This year's Wheels Up tour, presently on its North American leg, has seen experienced LD Paul 'Arlo' Guthrie (of Minneapolis based Toss Film & Design) providing an inspired and sensitive concept - one of two tours he has designed for the trio. Significantly, in so doing, he has become the first LD to take out GLP's new impression X4 Bar ... More >>

Onyx discovers Ayrton gems at Ambersphere

Onyx discovers Ayrton gems at AmbersphereUK - Onyx Presentations deliver a premier bespoke package of AV, sound and lighting to a wide range of events, be they corporate clients, elite private functions, trade shows, gala dinners or sporting events. The company has recently become a customer of Ambersphere Solutions and has invested significantly in a variety of the newest lighting fixtures from one of the Ambersphere family of brands: Ayrton. In addition to the purchase of the MagicBlade-Rs, Onyx became the first UK rental company to buy the NandoBeam S3s and to have the ... More >>

White Light backs Almeida Theatre fundraiser

White Light backs Almeida Theatre fundraiserUK - The Almeida Theatre is a charity, it actively seeks ways in which it can fundraise the £1.5m required (one third of its total income) to deliver its programming each year. Amongst various other initiatives, the Almeida Theatre holds a regular fundraising gala which has played a key role in its fundraising strategy for more than 10 years. This year was no exception and White Light was asked to provide the lighting equipment as a show of its support for such an important occasion. This year's gala took place on 11 June and was ... More >>

Chas Rowden to undertake strategic sales at Lawo

Chas Rowden to undertake strategic sales at LawoGermany - Lawo has appointed Chas Rowden to head up strategic sales within Lawo's global team. Prior to this move, Rowden was employed by Calrec Audio to develop business in Europe, Middle East and African territories. With 30 years' experience in senior sales roles within television live-to-air broadcast, film/video post-production, music production and radio, Rowden has a wide-ranging knowledge of broadcast and media production industries. Rowden commented on his new position, "My fundamental ideas on where the industry and technology ... More >>

Beauty Pageant goes LED with Chauvet

Beauty Pageant goes LED with ChauvetUSA - When the Miss Kansas 2015 pageant ended, the crew from Douglas Production Group received an unexpected surprise. The crew from The Texas Tenors, who performed at the event, left a note praising the show's lighting director. For Kirk Longhofer, general manager of DPG, it was not only flattering, it also represented validation of their decision to go with an LED rig made up primarily of Chauvet fixtures. "This was the first time we had nearly 100 percent LED lighting," said Longhofer. "We knew an LED rig would offer a lot of ... More >>

PixelFLEX gives advantage to Go Live Productions

PixelFLEX gives advantage to Go Live ProductionsUSA - Go Live Productions is a complete turnkey concert and event production company that enjoys the challenge of creating a unique live experience for each of their clients. As the longtime production company behind the annual K-LOVE Fan Awards, their desire to make each show different is often put to the test. When preparing for the 2015 awards ceremony, production manager Scott Moore created a custom LED video display that needed a special solution, which he found by using 175 PixelFLEX FLEXCurve LED video screens. "At the 2015 ... More >>

Yamaha CL5 system courts Royalty

Yamaha CL5 system courts RoyaltyUK - Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre has been an art deco pillar of the community since 1938, with entertainment taking place on the site as far back as 1826. The theatre has enjoyed a long relationship with Yamaha, with its much-loved DM2000 digital mixing console recently being replaced by a brand new CL5. The theatre presents eight major productions each year and draws heavily on local talent including cast, crew and technical support. A recent major upgrade of the venue's audio system saw a Yamaha CL5 console installed after an ... More >>

ALC NetworX launches new website for Ravenna

ALC NetworX launches new website for RavennaGermany - ALC NetworX, developers of the Ravenna Audio-over-IP technology, have announced the launch of a new website dedicated to Ravenna and AES67: ravenna-network.com The new website, whilst retaining Ravenna's trademark green identity, has been built using modern web development techniques to deliver a new look and feel with plenty of dynamic content. The aim is to make the technology and information about the recent AES67 interoperability standard as accessible as possible. "Digital audio networking, and especially Audio-over-IP ... More >>

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