17 September 2014

Yamaha flies the flag for Pro Audio at PLASA 2014

Yamaha flies the flag for Pro Audio at PLASA 2014UK - Although absent for PLASA London's move to ExCel in 2013, Yamaha Commercial Audio returns to the show this year to help fly the flag for the professional sound industry. Exhibiting on Stand B85, Yamaha will be highlighting its new RMio64-D Dante/MADI converter for broadcast and live sound applications, as well as the new Version 3 software for CL and QL digital mixing consoles. Both launched at IBC Amsterdam on 12 September, PLASA London will be their first showing at a UK trade event. The RMio64-D allows audio from a CL/QL (or ... More >>

Robe pulls the strings at Lutkovno Gledalisce

Robe pulls the strings at Lutkovno GledalisceSlovenia - Maribor's Lutkovno Gledalisce (Puppet Theatre) sits on the site of an old Minorite monastery dating back to 1271, nestling down by the Drava River in Slovenia's picturesque second city. The transformation into the bustling performance space is a meticulously stylish integration of contemporary cool with ecclesiastical history offering a main performance space (Veliki Oder) for 273 children and 182 adults. It was completed four years ago and this summer a new exterior Letni Auditorium was added to the back of the building, ... More >>

PreSonus & WorxAudio products debut at PLASA 2014

PreSonus & WorxAudio products debut at PLASA 2014UK - Source Distribution is set to host the European debut of key products from WorxAudio and PreSonus at PLASA 2014 in London. Newly acquired by PreSonus, WorxAudio has been at the forefront of loudspeaker development for the US pro touring and contractor markets for over 30 years. The WorxAudio range boasts a comprehensive line-up of more than 20 loudspeaker models that feature integrated rigging hardware for streamlined installation and pack-out. Source will be joined at PLASA by WorxAudio's Hugh Sarvis, who will be showcasing for ... More >>

Avolites Media Ai servers pump visuals for Bad Uncles

Avolites Media Ai servers pump visuals for Bad UnclesGermany - An arsenal of three Avolites Media Ai S8 HD media servers have pumped out dazzling visuals for German rock band Böhse Onkelz (Bad Uncles) as they performed on arguably the largest stage ever constructed in Europe. The iconic rockers performed a reunion gig at the world famous Hockenheimring race track, south of Mannheim, to 200,000 fans. On stage were four 35m high LED towers, spanning over one hundred metres, which were perfectly pixel mapped by Ai. Roland Greil and Thomas Döhring of German visual production company Einstein ... More >>

VER Goes LIVE in the UK

VER Goes LIVE in the UKUK - Video Equipment Rental (VER), worldwide leaders in the provision of professional video systems to the entertainment and presentation industry, operating from multiple bases across North America and Europe, has announced the launch of VER LIVE in the UK. The team at VER LIVE is headed up by Adrian Offord and Patrick Dore, both of whom have extensive experience in the market. VER LIVE will work alongside the current and busy Dry Hire division of VER's UK operation to deliver full video services to the Television & Live Events ... More >>

Meyer Sound impresses at Theatre DeVille

Meyer Sound impresses at Theatre DeVilleUSA - To entertain each of its patrons with world-class sonic clarity, Theatre DeVille in Vacaville, Calif. has installed a Meyer Sound JM-1P arrayable loudspeaker system. Occupying an 88-year-old building that was formerly a movie house and a church, the theatre is now transformed to what a guest described as "our jewel of the downtown". "The JM-1P system really has exceeded all expectations," says Royce Farris, CEO of DeVille Enterprises, Inc., the venue's management firm. "There's not a bad seat for sound anywhere. I usually stand by ... More >>

Bandit and 3SRcreative support Lollapalooza

Bandit and 3SRcreative support LollapaloozaUSA - There may have been clouds looming on the opening day of Lollapalooza, but that couldn't stop fans from pouring into Grant Park. Bandit Lites worked with 3SRcreative, the design firm comprised of lighting designers Seth Jackson and Nathan W. Scheuer, media/video director Brent Sandrock and project manager Jack Rushen to light the event, where more than 130 artists performed on eight stages over three days, culminating in a weekend of great performances by both up-and-comers, bonafide legends, and the most popular artists of today. ... More >>

Vectorworks 2015 software released

Vectorworks 2015 software releasedUSA - Nemetschek Vectorworks has announced the new Vectorworks 2015 version of its award-winning line of software products, including: Vectorworks Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals and Renderworks. This marks the beginning of its worldwide rollout, which continues with the release of localized versions in nine additional languages in the fourth quarter of this year through the second quarter of 2015. "With every new release, we concentrate on giving customers the enhancements and features they want, and, more ... More >>

La Production invests in Robe

La Production invests in RobeLebanon - La Production is one of the top rental and technical solutions providers in Lebanon. Headed by Roger Bakhos and based in Hazmieh a dynamic suburb of metropolis of Beirut, the company works all across the Arab states as well as parts of Europe including Greece and Spain. They have recently made a new investment in 48 x Robe LEDWash 600s. La Production has been operating for 14 years, eight of those headed by Roger. With 33 full time employees and a wider pool of regular freelance technicians, the go-ahead company has an ... More >>

Focusrite rewards graduates' musical talents

Focusrite rewards graduates' musical talentsUK - A pair of Audio and Music Production graduates from Buckinghamshire New University have won awards from leading music equipment manufacturer Focusrite for the quality of their work. Roy Bates, 31, and Ian Bonner, 21, received their degrees and were presented with the Focusrite Prize for Best Music Production Recording during a graduation ceremony at the Wycombe Swan theatre in High Wycombe. The award is made in recognition of what Focusrite considers to be the best recording produced by graduates at the University. The company has ... More >>

Philips Vari-Lite launches video contest

Philips Vari-Lite launches video contestUSA - Philips Vari-Lite has announced the '1 on 1 with Vari-Lite' video contest designed to challenge lighting designers, technicians, and fans worldwide to produce a one-minute video featuring one single Vari-Lite luminaire. With prizes that include a paid trip to LDI or Prolight + Sound, GoPro Cameras, and Vari-Lite SWAG packs, the winners of the contest will be selected by an independent panel of judges and all entries must be received by 17 October 2014. "Knowing the high level of creativity that exists with lighting professionals ... More >>

Clay Paky GlowUp fixtures on choral concerts

Clay Paky GlowUp fixtures on choral concertsThe Netherlands - Clay Paky GlowUp fixtures recently illuminated the 2014 performance of the Leidse Koorboeken (The Leiden Choir Book) concerts in The Netherlands, a series of musical performances based around the six choir books that are kept in the Dutch Leiden Archives, made in the sixteenth century and written for church. They make up Europe's largest collection of its kind. The concerts run for four days across The Netherlands and always attract large audiences. For the fifth consecutive year Keylight has supplied the design and ... More >>

SHS Global opens new world headquarters

SHS Global opens new world headquartersUSA - SHS Global's new office in Austin,Texas opened 1 September and includes a lounge area, demo room and sales space. It is located on the backlot of Austin Film Studios and is nestled in with companies like Fender, Peavy, Rooster Teeth Games, Electrofish films to name a few. SHS Global has also rebranded itself to fall more in line with its new business model. A total website rebuild and new logo design was established to help convey the company's new vision. "It was important for us to find a place that had good synergy and is ... More >>

Utopium goes outdoors for Fat Face Brand Camp

Utopium goes outdoors for Fat Face Brand CampUK - Utopium combined creativity and logistical expertise to create a stunning brand environment for Fat Face's Brand Camp. Fat Face held an immersive three day event for 300 directors and managers, combining daytime team building activities and evening conference and social events, including dinners, DJ's and a live band. They selected a remote farm near Scafell Pike in the Lake District to host the event. Tents was contracted to provide the venue using one of their temporary S 5000 Duo span structures. Their MD, Steve Haderell, ... More >>

Van Damme for Denmark's Musikkens Hus

Van Damme for Denmark's Musikkens HusDenmark - Located on the waterfront of Aalborg and with a panoramic view of the Liim Fiord, you will find Musikkens Hus (House of Music) - the new musical gathering point of Northern Denmark and an architectural gem, designed by the internationally acknowledged architectural firm Coop Himmelb(l)au. Nordic systems integrator Exton was awarded the tender for sound and communications. The project required over 20 kilometres of premier quality audio and video cables which was supplied by London cable specialists VDC Trading. Exton's veteran ... More >>

Rx Bandits shows embrace pixel mapped Nexus panels

Rx Bandits shows embrace pixel mapped Nexus panelsUSA - Since 1995, Rx Bandits has been blowing past musical boundaries, joyfully blending and twisting rock rifts here with reggae slants there, then adding a little ska or jangle to come up with a fresh exhilarating sound that's hard to categorize, but very easy to love. Recently, for the group's highly anticipated Gemini Her Majesty Tour, LD Sohail e. Najafi returned the favour by helping the convention-defying band enter a new lighting realm with pixel mapped Nexus 4x4 panels from Chauvet Professional. "Rx Bandits is always taking ... More >>

Star Events supports Foo Fighters at Invictus Games

Star Events supports Foo Fighters at Invictus GamesUK - Star Events Group supplied stage, rigging, grandstand, ancillary structures and miles of fencing and barriers to AEG Live's Invictus Games' Closing Concert, a first big event for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park's south lawn. Headlined by Foo Fighters in front of a 26,000-strong crowd, and broadcast by the BBC, the concert crowned a phenomenal four days of sport for injured servicemen and women, motivated by Prince Harry. As Official Supplier to AEG Live, together with parent company Beaver 84, Star Events provided for Unspun's ... More >>

Scala names area sales manager Germany

Scala names area sales manager GermanyGermany - Scala has appointed Olaf Bujard as new area sales manager for Germany. Reporting to Damon Crowhurst, sales director EMEA, Bujard will be responsible for building on and further expanding Scala's leading digital signage position in Germany. Communications and marketing expert Bujard joins Scala from Medialis Marketing GmbH, where he served as CEO for the past 20 years. As a founding member of the company, he was directly responsible for its success. "I couldn't be more excited to welcome Olaf to the team," said Damon Crowhurst. ... More >>

PLASA 2014: Cadac launches new software and iPad control app

PLASA 2014: Cadac launches new software and iPad control appUK - Luton-based Cadac Holdings Ltd is showing its CDC eight-32, CDC eight-16 and CDC four digital consoles, as well as the LIVE1 compact analogue desk, at this year's PLASA London, on stand B50. The company is launching the latest V2.3 CDC eight software, which brings a host of new features to the flagship concert sound console, as well as exhibiting the CDC MC Router and MC MADI Bridge - integral components of the high performance MegaCOMMS network. Notable highlights of the new CDC eight software update include a Waves interface card ... More >>

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