entertainment • presentation • installation

28 October 2016

Strong support for PLASA Focus Glasgow

Strong support for PLASA Focus GlasgowUK - Scotland's live events and festivals sector throw its weight behind the third edition of the hugely successful PLASA Focus Glasgow, which returns to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) on 18-19 January, 2017. The event will again offer live product demonstrations, the latest technological innovations from a wealth of manufacturers and distributors, alongside a packed two-day programme of informative, relevant and educational seminars. The events and festivals sector is a major contributor to the Scottish economy - ... More >>

RCF reinforces Live Vibration Tour

RCF reinforces Live Vibration TourFrance - The Live Vibration Tour is the main event promoted by radio station Vibration, involving some of the most famous national artists - such as Soprano, Black M, and Fréro Delavega. This year's edition included five concerts in the cities of Orléans, Le Mans, Tours, Bourges and Blois, which took place 14-24 September. Rental company XCPH took care of most of the technical aspects of the tour and provided an RCF audio system for the second year in a row. Several HDL20-A had been used to cover a crowd of over 8000 ... More >>

Shades of summer from Urdang Academy

Shades of summer from Urdang AcademyUK - Every summer the Urdang Academy decamps from its headquarters at the Old Finsbury Town Hall near Sadlers Wells to perform their summer show. For the last couple of years, the students have performed at the Hackney Empire, a long-time supporter of theatrical creativity and innovation. As a showcase for the students, the event is a mixture of dance and musical theatre pieces performed by their first and second year students with the choreography, direction and design from industry professionals. Andrew Ellis has been designing for ... More >>

DiGiCo on song for Sing China final

DiGiCo on song for Sing China finalChina - With a live audience of 80,000, the recent final of the first series of Sing China was a production on a massive scale and needed an audio system that provided total reliability and sufficient processing power. To fulfil both these requirements, a total of nine DiGiCo digital mixing consoles were specified by the show's broadcaster, Zhejiang Television. Sing China is based on The Voice of Holland, the concept being to find new singing talent (solo or duets) drawn from public auditions. In China, the show ... More >>

Elation names rep for Northern California

Elation names rep for Northern CaliforniaUSA - Elation Professional has reached an agreement with industry professional Chris Miller and Cascade Technical Sales (CTS) to be Elation's new independent sales representative for Northern California and Northern Nevada. Chris, who has over 12 years of experience working in the AVL production and install industry, owns Cascade Technical Sales, based in Sacramento. He most recently ran his own sound production and installation company and still does broadcast production for the NBA's Sacramento Kings. Chris brings with him valuable ... More >>

Allen & Heath upgrade for Seoul Baptist church

Allen & Heath upgrade for Seoul Baptist churchKorea - An important venue in Korean worship, Kangnam Joongang Baptist Church in Seoul recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, and marked the occasion with an upgrade to its mixing system, selecting Allen & Heath's dLive and ME digital systems to manage FOH and monitors. The church's dLive system comprises a S5000 Surface at FOH with a DM48 MixRack installed on stage. "The S5000's user interface is superb - I can reach every function in just one or two touches, and I can reach a function several different ways. I think it is so nice ... More >>

API appoints new Israel dealer

API appoints new Israel dealerIsrael - API has recently added Tel Aviv-based dealer AudioLab to its network. The company specializes in pro audio gear and computer systems for studios, production, recording, and sound editing. The dedicated team at AudioLab understands the needs of musicians and producers and offers the highest quality audio gear and solutions to their customers. AudioLab Owner Oren Alsheich says, "We at AudioLab have made it our goal to bring the best high-end brands to the Israeli pro audio market. We are excited about representing API, a company ... More >>

Audient Heritage centre stage at ICMP studio

Audient Heritage centre stage at ICMP studioUK - It was difficult to miss the Audient ASP8024-HE at the opening party in the London-based Institute of Contemporary Music (ICMP) studio facility, this month. One of the first Heritage Edition consoles to leave the Audient factory, it sits at the heart of the new recording studios and provided a majestic backdrop to ICMP director Pete Whittard and facilities manager, Mike Sinnott as they gave their welcome speech. "I am thrilled that ICMP have forged a partnership with Audient. I have always been a big fan of their gear and ... More >>

Chauvet Nexus panels help Moon shine at Roland Sessions

Chauvet Nexus panels help Moon shine at Roland SessionsUSA - The Roland Sessions have furthered the careers of some of the most influential new bands. The video recorded live sessions have helped drive emerging stars like Twenty One Pilots and The Neighbourhood to new heights. History is on the verge of repeating itself with the latest Roland Session, which features the indie rock duo Moon performing I Got A Fever, a raw hard-driving love song that is rapidly capturing the attention of critics and fans throughout the US. Doing justice to the group's big sound and gritty beats is a ... More >>

DPA Microphones on tour with Ana Gabriel

DPA Microphones on tour with Ana GabrielMexico - When Isaias G. Asbun, Front of House engineer and director at Pyramid Sound, was in charge of the sound for Grammy-Award nominated Mexican singer Ana Gabriel's tour titled Por Ti, he packed up his new DPA Microphones' d:vote 4099 Rock Touring Kit to capture the band's explosive sound. "This was my first time using DPA microphones and I was blown away by the quality," says Asbun. "I have always chosen my microphones very carefully, and when I tested the DPA mics I knew I was set. During the sound check, I noticed that I had ... More >>

Elation lights Nocturnal Wonderland Festival

Elation lights Nocturnal Wonderland FestivalUSA - The massive EDM gathering known as Nocturnal Wonderland took place over Labor Day weekend (2-4 September) at the San Manuel Amphitheater and Grounds in San Bernardino, California, its 21st anniversary. Produced by Insomniac Events, headed by CEO Pasquale Rotella, thousands gathered to celebrate three days of electronic music while dancing the three-day weekend away amidst magical environments created by production design specialists SJ Lighting. SJ Lighting handled production design on four of the five stages at this year's ... More >>

Martin Audio CDD raises the roof in Exeter

Martin Audio CDD raises the roof in ExeterUK - Old Barn Audio (OBA) has equipped a sophisticated rooftop bar/restaurant concept - part of Exeter's new £12m Queen St Dining regeneration project - with Martin Audio's new CDD and CDD-WR loudspeaker series. Situated in the city's Guildhall Shopping Centre, The Terrace is the brainchild of directors Joe Hill and Steve Keogh, who own the successful Artigiano coffee chain. They had been looking to diversify into a high-class all-day and late night operation over three floors, including a rooftop bar at the top. Knowing they also ... More >>

Painting with Light enters House of Horror

Painting with Light enters House of HorrorThe Netherlands - Painting with Light has created innovative and highly effective lighting and video content for the current tour by Hans Klok, the world's Fastest Illusionist, who is presenting his grisly House of Horror show. The spectacle, produced by Stardust Circus International, which combines the drama and theatrical gruesomeness of Gothic horror with quick-witted illusion art, was launched at the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where it enjoyed a successful seven-week run before going on the road. The ... More >>

RAVENNA joins Ravenna Festival with Lawo

RAVENNA joins Ravenna Festival with LawoItaly - Staged across the Italian city that bears its name, the Ravenna Festival ranks high among Europe's most prestigious events. Adding another edge to its character, the 2016 event relied heavily on the use of RAVENNA IP networking for its audio operation. The Ravenna Festival hosts performing arts in venues including the Pala de Andrè indoor sports arena and Dante Alighieri theater - where a Lawo mc²36 mixing console, Compact I/O Stagebox and RAVENNA formed the heart of a powerful and flexible network. BH Audio - providing sound ... More >>

Reproduced Sound 2016 - places available

Reproduced Sound 2016 - places availableUK - There are still places available at this year's Reproduced Sound conference, which is being held at the Holiday Inn, Southampton on 15-17 November. As ever, there's an extensive programme, which includes an audio workshop and visits to the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research and Southampton Solent University. RS conferences are famed for their friendly atmosphere and there's always a particularly warm welcome reserved for those attending for the first time. Students also benefit from a very generous reduction in the ... More >>

Shiloh Missionary Baptist adds EAW Redline

Shiloh Missionary Baptist adds EAW RedlineUSA - Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, located in Atlanta, Georgia, recently added a new EAW Redline sound reinforcement system to their sanctuary. The church leaders, who are planning a complete sanctuary renovation in the next few years, were looking for an audio solution that would meet their immediate needs and could be re-purposed in the future. With that goal in mind, they contacted AEE Productions, also located in Atlanta, to assess the situation. "A high-quality, powerful, portable system like Redline provides powerful sound ... More >>

Showfile Ltd adds a new contributor

Showfile Ltd adds a new contributorUK - Showfile Limited, the distributor of digital scenery, video and still images for theatre projection and television chroma-key green screen, has announced the addition of artist and designer Nancy Wood as a major new content contributor. Nancy's work uses the viscosity of fluid acrylics and inks to attract or repel one another to create ever evolving patterns. The work is filmed in ultra-high resolution as it is made, to create stunningly beautiful morphing, looped video sequences. The finished work can also be used as still images. ... More >>

Award-winning LDI for Elation Professional

Award-winning LDI for Elation ProfessionalUSA - Elation Professional enjoyed what might possibly be its most successful LDI show to date with an extremely busy booth and just as busy demo room while the company's new series of IP-rated moving lights, Proteus, won an LDI Best Debuting Product Award. Recognized for 'advancing IP weather protection in a quality automated fixture,' the Best Debuting Product accolade was presented at an awards ceremony on Saturday, 24 October on the LDI show floor. On hand to receive the award were Elation Professional sales director Eric Loader and ... More >>

Proel releases Axiom GLL 3.2 files

Proel releases Axiom GLL 3.2 filesItaly - Proel has released new 3.2 version GLL files for its Axiom AX2065, AX2010, SW36F, and SW215F loudspeaker models for use with the widely used industry-standard EASE Focus 3 sound system modelling software which allows 3D modeling of line arrays, sub arrays, and conventional loudspeakers. These newly updated files have been completely calculated following a whole new set of accurate measurements in order to obtain a more realistic simulation and better resolution. The zip file can be downloaded from the Axiom website by selecting ... More >>

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