25 November 2014

The Week in Lighting & Sound

The Week in Lighting & SoundPerfect Day - One Direction topped the winners list at the American Music Awards, taking home a total of three prizes. They were named artists of the year and also took home album of the year and favourite pop/rock album. "This has been a real perfect day... America feels like a second home to us," said Liam Payne. Katy Perry, who did not appear at the ceremony in Los Angeles, also won three awards, including one for best single for Dark Horse featuring Juicy J. High Society - Maria Friedman will direct a revival of ... More >>

Robe makes some noise at LDI 2014

Robe makes some noise at LDI 2014USA - Energy levels were pumped and spirits high on the Robe Lighting booth throughout the 2014 LDI Expo in Las Vegas which saw three days of constant activity, high quality visitors and high interest in all the new products, especially the new Bright Multi-Functional Luminaire (BMFL) - shown for the first time at a US trade show. The elegant, stylish and super-cool all-white booth was designed to maximise space and provide a showcase for the power, colour and versatility of Robe's newest technologies, together with the architectural ... More >>

d&b on song at L'Auditori de Barcelona

d&b on song at L'Auditori de BarcelonaSpain - Originally designed for classical music, L'Auditori de Barcelona has in recent years turned to a more inclusive programme, welcoming even international pop stars to its stage. It's a familiar response to the vox pops clarion call, yet as home to the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, this is no lightly considered indulgence. L'Auditori is, by Catalans, considered a national institution. Not without a clear sense of purpose did L'Auditori become the first concert venue in Spain to join the European Concert ... More >>

ETC debuts changes to the Eos family

ETC debuts changes to the Eos familyUSA - At LDI, ETC revealed that the Eos Titanium (Ti and Gio consoles, as well as the RPU3 (Remote Processor Unit), have become more powerful. Their motherboards have been changed, which allows currently shipping products to output up to 32,768, without co-processing. Desks with the new motherboard have three display port outputs instead of DVI ports. Any older Ti, Gio and RPU3 products (with DVI connectors) can upgrade to a total of 16,384 outputs, and both hardware variants can upgrade in 1,024, 2,048 or 4,096 increments. "The output ... More >>

Outline GTO rocks the Summit in Denver

Outline GTO rocks the Summit in DenverUSA - An Outline GTO C-12-based line source sound system, recently installed in the Summit Music Hall in Denver by DSI Event Group (formerly Dowlen Sound), rocks the house for such high-power musical groups as Anberlin, Andrew McMahon and GWAR, to name a few. The 1,100-seat venue, purchased by Soda Jerk Presents in 2010, needed the sonic adrenaline provided by the Outline GTO C-12 system to bring it to the next level. While this system could easily handle a larger outdoor audience of several thousand attendees, the GTO C-12 fits the ... More >>

Black Light spends a Night in the Garden

Black Light spends a Night in the GardenUK - In celebration of all things natural and nocturnal, night time visitors to Edinburgh's much-loved Royal Botanic Garden (RBGE) saw the familiar landscapes and buildings transformed by a magical light installation during November. Designed by light artist Malcolm Innes, along with his colleague Euan Winton and supplied and installed by light solutions specialist Black Light the aptly named Night in the Garden invited people to visit the gardens after dark to view and interact with an inspired display of light, art and nature. ... More >>

Star Events sets the scene for Cortana

Star Events sets the scene for CortanaUK - Star Events provided a platform off Westminster Pier last week, for street trial cyclist Danny MacAskill to perform a spectacular water-borne loop-the-loop, aided and abetted by Microsoft's new Windows phone personal assistant, Cortana. Fixed to a 500-tonne barge, the Star Events structure ran a ramp into the 5m loop, lined up with a round projector screen and the London Eye, accentuating Cortana's circular form. Tasked with turning the event from paper to pontoon in just six weeks, Will Roberts, Production Manager for Microsoft's ... More >>

Jands Vista T2 controls Dierks Bentley's mega rig

Jands Vista T2 controls Dierks Bentley's mega rigUSA - Lighting designer Chris Reade is back on the road with his Jands Vista T2, S1 and M1 consoles, controlling an even more technically ambitious rig for the latest tour by Platinum-selling singer-songwriter, Dierks Bentley. After recently topping the US Billboard country airplay chart with his 12th No.1 single, Drunk On A Plane, Dierks Bentley and director Wes Edwards have just added the CMA (Country Music Award) Music Video of the Year Award to the song's other accolades. The country artist's 2014 tour is called Riser, ... More >>

XL Video package for Fat Freddy's Drop

XL Video package for Fat Freddy's DropUK - When one of New Zealand's leading bands, Fat Freddy's Drop, confirmed their headlining show at London's Alexandra Palace, they contacted XL Video to supply live video production for the sold-out one-off gig. The Alexandra Palace show, in support of the band's third album Blackbird, rounds-off a successful year of UK shows, with a one-off at Village Underground in June, and a UK tour in October. XL was asked to provide an HD camera system and IMAG projection for the show. To ensure the enthusiastic audience had the best view ... More >>

Clay Paky B-EYEs shine at Lollapalooza 2014

Clay Paky B-EYEs shine at Lollapalooza 2014USA - Lollapalooza 2014 returned to Grant Park, Chicago this time with Clay Paky's A.leda B-EYE K20 innovative, LED-based moving lights helping the annual music festival to shine. Lollapalooza was held 31 July - 2 August and headlined by Eminem, Outkast and Lorde with hundreds of other performers and bands on hand for the three-day celebration of alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip hop. Lighting designer/lighting coordinator Seth Jackson did plots for Lollapalooza's four stages, working with the lighting designers who ... More >>

Triple E sponsors Far Away at the Young Vic

Triple E sponsors Far Away at the Young VicUK - Entertainment equipment expert Triple E is sponsoring London's Young Vic theatre this month by donating a complex ERAIL track system solution for the JMK Award winning production of Caryl Churchill's Far Away. Triple E's MD David Edelstein was initially approached by the Young Vic's technical director Igor, and then Far Away's production manager Ed Borgnis to design, supply and install an irregular-shaped track solution for a scene in the play requiring equipment trickery to achieve an inspired effect. Far Away ... More >>

Clay Paky pushes the boundaries on Imogen Heap

Clay Paky pushes the boundaries on Imogen HeapUK - For this summer's Camden Roundhouse's Reverb festival, singer-songwriter Imogen Heap curated four days of events, which culminated in a headline show from Heap herself. As per the experimental theme of the festival, 12 Clay Paky A.leda B-EYE K20 fixtures were pixel-mapped for one of the first times in the UK, as part of Martir's innovative show design. Lighting and control designer Tupac Martir specified the flexible Clay Paky fixtures, which were supplied by Richard Martin Lighting, as an integral element of the set. "The set is ... More >>

SPIE refurbishes Bolton Wanderers' media suite

SPIE refurbishes Bolton Wanderers' media suiteUK - Bolton Wanderers F.C is enjoying the benefits of a new media suite following a makeover by sponsor, SPIE. The new look was recently revealed at club manager, Neil Lennon's first press conference. As a sponsor, SPIE's branding will be visible on the backdrop of manager interviews until 2017 and bespoke ads will appear in match programmes. The refurbishment brings the quality of Bolton Wanderer's reception and media suite up to Premiership standards; the design was planned with the potential of league promotion in mind. The club's ... More >>

Master Audio sound system in first Love F Hotel

Master Audio sound system in first Love F HotelBali - Master Audio has supplied a complete suite of sound systems for the first ever hotel from the prestigious fashiontv brand. Love F Hotel by fashiontv is strategically located among the chic boutiques and glitzy bars of Legian on the island of Bali. Supply, design and installation of the sound systems, in the hotel foyer, restaurant, café, Jacuzzi Bar, Private Cabana and F Love Bar, was carried out by Iken Thio of Master Audio's Jakarta based Indonesian distributor, Ken's Audio. The hotel was designed by the internationally ... More >>

Shape enhances Highstreet shopping experience

Shape enhances Highstreet shopping experienceCanada - As the quality of the experience becomes an increasing priority in retail, Highstreet Fraser Valley combines an outstanding environment with the latest technology to provide a destination with a fresh new approach. Located in Abbotsford, BC, Canada, Highstreet is a 600,000sq.ft open air shopping centre. This three-level centre features main street style shopping and dining with one and two storey buildings on the upper podium level, and a Walmart Supercentre with 1,400 covered parking stalls on the lower level. The ... More >>

Sabina Berloffa appointed d&b marketing director

Sabina Berloffa appointed d&b marketing directorGermany - d&b audiotechnik has strengthened its top management by bringing on board Sabina Berloffa as Director of Marketing. Since August this year she has been responsible for global marketing and product management, with the aim of further expanding brand awareness, developing new markets and accelerating the growth of the company. Sabina Berloffa is part of the international management team around CEO Amnon Harman. "Sabina Berloffa has great experience in B2B marketing, brand leadership and product management. She will take a key ... More >>

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