31 October 2014

Scandec confirmed as DiGiCo Norwegian distributor

Scandec confirmed as DiGiCo Norwegian distributorNorway - Scandec Systemer AS has been appointed exclusive distributor for DiGiCo products in Norway, stating its desire to only work with leading manufacturers as one of the main reasons for the company's decision to include the DiGiCo brand in its product portfolio. Established in 1984 by Knut Børke and Hakon Rønning, Scandec's continued success is due to its high adaptability and fast response times for projects small and large, for both the public and private sectors. These include a wide variety of entertainment ... More >>

Robe paints it red for Red Carpet Affair

Robe paints it red for Red Carpet AffairSouth Africa - Leading SA technical production company MJ Event Gear from Johannesburg supplied full technical infrastructure including over 75 x Robe moving lights to the prestigious 2014 South African Guide Dogs Association (GDA)'s Red Capet Affair charity fundraising gala dinner. Lighting designer Ole Boinamo chose 48 x Robe LEDWash 600s, 12 x LEDBeam 100s and 16 x Robe 300E Spots for the moving light elements. The high profile event was staged at the Ballroom in Montecasino, Johannesburg, and produced by socialite Edith ... More >>

Successful PLASA for Flare Audio

Successful PLASA for Flare AudioUK - Award-winning audio technology company, Flare Audio, launched what they believe to be the world's first 'fully' open back headphones at PLASA 2014. The Reference R1, aimed at the pro audio and audiophile market, uses Flare's unique new approach to produce distortion free sound, even at full volume, enabling true transfer and transmission of source material. The Reference R1's are now available for pre-order. Flare also showcased the new Flare X0A, a compact vertical point source array, together with the rest of the Flare Audio ... More >>

Colour Sound develops potential new talent

Colour Sound develops potential new talentUK - West London-based lighting and visuals rental specialist Colour Sound Experiment is actively engaged in a work experience initiative in conjunction with Elstree University Technical College (UTC), offering a selection of students a practical and grounded introduction to the world of lighting festivals, concert tours and live events. The scheme is being developed by EUTC lecturer Stuart 'Woody' Wood - himself a production industry professional before taking up teaching full time - and a number of professional technology partners ... More >>

Chauvet Professional LED Pars on Kinky Boots tour

Chauvet Professional LED Pars on Kinky Boots tourUSA - More than a few critics have compared the Broadway hit Kinky Boots to another Tony Award-winning production, Hairspray. The two musicals do indeed share much in common beyond their exhilarating music and spangly costumes - including the fact that both were enlivened by lighting designs created by Kenneth Posner. This summer, the renowned LD's lighting design hit the road, as Kinky Boots began its first national tour. Included in Posner's road rig were 18 COLORado 2-Quad Zoom Tour fixtures from Chauvet ... More >>

CT marks 15 years' service on Mercury Prize

CT marks 15 years' service on Mercury PrizeUK - The annual Barclaycard Mercury Prize shortlists 12 of the best albums from the UK and Ireland released during the year. Held at the Roundhouse in London, this year's ceremony saw shortlisted artists such as Bombay Bicycle Club and Jungle perform throughout the evening hosted by Nick Grimshaw. The event culminated with the announcement that Young Fathers had won the 2014 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for Album of the Year. For the fifteenth year the Mercury Prize's technical director Rob Lipfriend engaged Creative Technology (CT) to ... More >>

De Montfort Hall upgrades with Yamaha

De Montfort Hall upgrades with YamahaUK - With its neo-Classical architecture, 6000 pipe concert organ and performances by hundreds of high profile artists since its 1913 completion, Leicester's De Montfort Hall has always been one of the Midlands most iconic concert venues. But, as well as preserving its history, the owning city council has always kept the venue's facilities as up-to-date as possible. This has included the recent installation of a Yamaha CL5 digital mixing system. The centrepiece of De Montfort Hall is its flexible 400-2200 capacity auditorium, which can ... More >>

Train stops at Radio City under VL4000 Spot Luminaires

Train stops at Radio City under VL4000 Spot LuminairesUSA - On 25 September, the multi-platinum artists Train pulled into the historic Radio City Music Hall in NYC for an album release show in support the band's seventh studio album Bulletproof Picasso. As the production team prepared the design of the show, lighting designer Brock Hogan decided that since the band was releasing their newest album, he wanted to use one of the lighting industry's newest automated luminaires. So working with longtime tour provider LMG Touring, Hogan specified 10 VL4000 Spot luminaires from Philips ... More >>

Prague O2 Arena installs Nexo Geo system

Prague O2 Arena installs Nexo Geo systemCzech Republic - The O2 Arena in Prague is the latest large-format multipurpose venue to embrace Nexo's Geo S12-ST sound reinforcement systems, high-output long-throw loudspeakers developed specially for stadium and arena use. Built for the 2004 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, the O2 Arena is home to the HC Slavia Praha and HC Lev Praha ice hockey teams and also hosts a range of other sporting and corporate events and concerts. The venue needed to replace its existing PA system installed 10 years ago, a point source system that ... More >>

Cadac CDC console mixes Block Party for WFX

Cadac CDC console mixes Block Party for WFXUSA - Cadac exhibited at the recent WFX - Worship Facilities Conference and Expo in Dallas, Texas. Additionally, the company supplied its latest CDC eight-32 digital mixing console for use by AE Global Media on sound production for the keynote presentations, 2014 Worship Facilities Awards and WFX Block Party, led by worship leader and Christian recording artist Ricardo Sanchez. The CDC eight was specified on-site by AE Global Media executive production manager Trey Blair, while technical director and mix engineer for the event was David ... More >>

Bandit adds more Robes for Garth Brooks' tour

Bandit adds more Robes for Garth Brooks' tourUSA - Bandit Lites has purchased even more gear to take on the road as Robin 1200 LED Washes are hitting the road with country superstar Garth Brooks. Lighting designer Dave Butzler utilized the fixtures to create eye candy effects, colour patterns and wash coverage. "Garth wanted to use less power, so that was major factor there," said Butzler, while adding that the 1200's intensity was a huge draw. "With such a high trim, I don't have a strong paintable pallet, but we are still getting good effects out of it with the tight and wide ... More >>

Ricky Martin hits Mexico with Adamson Systems

Ricky Martin hits Mexico with Adamson SystemsMexico - Ricky Martin has sold over 85m albums and has had 95 platinum records, six number one Billboard albums, six number one hit songs and received too many awards to keep track of. He has performed in more than 60 countries across the globe and is possibly the most successful Latin pop star of all time. Currently out on his One World Tour, Martin has had sold out shows in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey with another 18 shows recently added to his schedule. Audio Systems del Norte, headquartered in Monterrey, has ... More >>

MJ Event Gear on duty for Transet

MJ Event Gear on duty for TransetSouth Africa - Once again MJ Event Gear were the technical suppliers for the Transnet annual breakfast, hosted at the Hilton in Sandton, for their client Overend Outsource. "It's a formula that works," said Theo Rood from MJ, who along with his team, has successfully pulled off this particular event for the past four years. From the moment guests stepped into the foyer area they were met with soft ambient lighting thanks to 24 x Longman LED parcans and four Robe Digispot 5000 DTs (for gobo work) positioned on Prolyte H40V truss totems. ... More >>

Karan Kathuria joins Music Group

Karan Kathuria joins Music GroupChina - Music Group has appointed Karan Kathuria to the post of senior manager, Professional Division for Asia Pacific, which includes the key business segments of China and India. Karan will report to Graham Rowlands, who heads global sales for the Professional Division. In his new role, Karan will be responsible for growing the Music Group's Professional Division brands Midas, Klark Teknik and Turbosound, as well as taking an active role in managing the distribution networks across multiple countries in APAC region. Graham commented, "... More >>

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