23 August 2016

The Week in Lighting & Sound

The Week in Lighting & SoundRich Tapestry - West End show Beautiful - The Carole King Musical has extended its run at the Aldwych Theatre until July 2017. The show, based on the life of singer-songwriter King, was previously booking until November this year. The musical opened in the West End in February 2015, winning two Olivier awards for performers Katie Brayben and Lorna Want. Going Underground - London's 24-hour Tube service could see some West End shows abandon their traditional 7.30pm start times, the Society of London Theatre has claimed. ... More >>

Knight of Illumination Awards Concert Touring and Events nominees revealed

Knight of Illumination Awards Concert Touring and Events nominees revealedUK - The judging panel of the Knight of Illumination Awards 2016 Concert Touring and Events category has announced its shortlisted designers for the highly-anticipated ceremony next month at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith. The panel, led by new Chairperson for this year Coral Cooper, is made up of deputy editor of Lighting&Sound International magazine Claire Beeson, head of lighting design at creative agency Imagination Jonny Milmer, editor of Total Production International magazine Kelly Murray and formally-trained lighting designer ... More >>

Edinburgh Tattoo upgrades projection

Edinburgh Tattoo upgrades projectionUK - The spectacular large format projections that have graced Edinburgh Castle for the last 11 years creating a dramatic and dynamic backdrop for the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo season have just become brighter and even more visible with a new video projection system specified by digital artist Ross Ashton from The Projection Studio. The 12 x Panasonic PT-DW17K2 projectors have been purchased by the Tattoo and are running for the first time during the 2016 programme which launched last week showcasing another exciting and eclectic ... More >>

RG Jones MLA excels at Henley Festival

RG Jones MLA excels at Henley FestivalUK - Henley Festival is an annual, five-day boutique experience, celebrating the best of international and UK music, art, food and comedy in a quintessentially British location. The Festival began as an idea, in 1983, to bring music and culture to the town of Henley-on-Thames - and sound production company RG Jones Audio Engineering has been involved in the five-day, black tie affair almost since the beginning - for much of that time fielding Martin Audio PA systems on the various stages. In 2016, the Festival again brought high-calibre ... More >>

Robe BMFLs rock Roskilde Arena

Robe BMFLs rock Roskilde ArenaDenmark - Customer service is a core value for any lighting designer visiting the 17,000 capacity Arena Stage at Roskilde Festival, one of Europe's leading music events, and this year which he co-ordinated for the fifth year. These were supplied - together with other lighting including 24 x Robe Pointes - by leading Danish rental company, Comtech, based in Copenhagen which has invested heavily in Robe over the last year. The Arena accommodated a wide variety of bands over the four-day festival - from breaking talent to established ... More >>

Creating a scene at Cannes Lions

Creating a scene at Cannes LionsFrance - DesignScene, a UK and US based creative design and production specialist in live events, was recently commissioned by Lighthouse Creative Works, NYC, to design, realise and deliver an innovative and technical production for an exclusive party for Live Nation at the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The Lions event is an all-action global event renowned as the largest gathering of worldwide advertising professionals, designers, digital innovators and marketers. The DesignScene team of 21, led by Attila ... More >>

dLive manages Ecuadorian diva show

dLive manages Ecuadorian diva showEcuador - An Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system was employed for monitor and live recording duties at the recent anniversary concert of Ecuador's renowned singing star, Paulina Tamayo. Hosted at Quito's Ruminahui Colluseum, the concert marked the singer's 45-year career, and was attended by 14,000 people. Ronny Lopez from rental company, Maxi Audio, selected the dLive system to manage monitors and the multitrack recording feed for a live DVD production. The technical specifications were 52 input channels, 26 outputs for wedges ... More >>

Intimidators add Zest to Spice Market

Intimidators add Zest to Spice MarketAustralia - In the heart of the central business district of Melbourne lies the popular Spice Market bar, ultra lounge and nightclub. Offering an eclectic programme of DJs, live performances, and award-winning food against a stunning backdrop of Indo-Asian design, the chic nightspot draws a diverse cross section of people. Recently, in hopes of continuing their longstanding success, owners Geremy and Dean Lucas decided to update and renovate their establishment, whilst adding a new dynamic visual spice. Designer Sohail e. Najafi of ... More >>

MDG is theONE for Adlib

MDG is theONE for AdlibUK - MDG's theONE, the award-winning, touring dual haze and fog generator, has been bought by Liverpool-based Adlib to strengthen its 'complete package' offering to production managers and lighting designers. No sooner had theONE atmospheric generator arrived, it immediately joined American blues rocker, Joe Bonamassa, as he toured the UK and Europe this summer paying tribute to three of the legends of the British Blues, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Post tour, theONE will feature at various prestigious events Adlib is ... More >>

MLA reinforces Rock In Japan

MLA reinforces Rock In JapanJapan - One of the biggest music festivals in Japan, Rock In Japan Festival 2016, took place recently at the Hitachi Seaside Park, in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Japan. Organized by Rockin'On magazine, over two weekends in August, it featured seven stages. Martin Audio's premium MLA Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array was installed on its main Grass Stage, as well as other featured stages, such as Park Stage, and Sound of Forest, courtesy of MSI Japan. More than 200 leading artists took part in an event in which each of the four days was ... More >>

Nashville celebrates July 4th with Bandit Lites

Nashville celebrates July 4th with Bandit LitesUSA - Nashville once again held one of the largest Independence Day events in the country, as even with a dismal forecast, event organizers for Let Freedom Sing July 4 in Music City estimated than somewhere between 125,000 to 150,000 turned out to honour the nation's birthday along the river front. Bandit Lites once again worked with Chris Lisle Lighting Designs to provide lighting for the celebration. In the eight years he has been involved with the event, production manager Chris Lisle has seen the event grow to three active ... More >>

Nexo STM for Swansea University swansong

Nexo STM for Swansea University swansongUK - End-of-term arts, culture and entertainment events represent good repeat business for regional sound rental companies. For Swansea-based rental house Total Sound Solutions, repeat business does not mean repeat service, as it seized the opportunity to debut its new Nexo STM Series modular array on one such high-profile event. TSS was once again the official event production company for the Swansea University Summer Ball 2016 as it reached its eleventh anniversary, providing staging, sound, lights and power across the three-arena ... More >>

Philips Showline beams light Pop Meets Classic

Philips Showline beams light Pop Meets ClassicGermany - Philips Lighting reports that the Braunschweig Symphony Orchestra has celebrated the 10th edition of its Pop Meets Classic concert with Philips Showline SL BEAM 300fx LED luminaires playing a crucial role in the dazzling spectacle. Taking place at the Volkswagen Halle, the sell-out concert showcased the orchestra's re-worked versions of well-known pop songs featuring local musicians and singers, conducted by Helmut Imig. Renowned lighting designer Stephan Aue, who has been involved in Pop Meets Classic since the first edition ... More >>

PRG XL Video screens for Cambridge Folk Festival

PRG XL Video screens for Cambridge Folk FestivalUK - Working with the Cambridge Live Trust and their production manager, Andrew Keightly, PRG XL Video has continued its long-running relationship with the Cambridge Folk Festival. Each year the festival takes place in Cherry Hinton, Cambridge UK, and attracts the very best folk music artists from around the world. The festival site includes a range of stages arranged around a central area where many audience members choose to sit. This year, the main stage tent saw performances from artists including Christy Moore, Gogol Bordello, ... More >>

Rogue R1 FX-B added to Bandit inventory

Rogue R1 FX-B added to Bandit inventoryUSA - Bandit Lites recently added the new Chauvet Rogue R1 FX-B to its massive touring inventory, making Bandit the first in the world to take these fixtures out on tour. "Building on the popular automated pixel mappable batten category of fixtures currently in the market place, Chauvet found a way to make it unique to them," explained Bandit's director of technical services Jake Tickle. "The ability to individually tilt each of the five LED cells enables countless creative ways to use the fixture." The Rogue R1 FX-B can currently be ... More >>

ARX release second generation USB DI

ARX release second generation USB DIAustralia - The USB DI Plus is ARX's new 'second generation' USB DI, and the first with dual mode audio input interface - digital and analogue - two DIs in one. "ARX released our first USB DI back in 2007 and the unit has become an industry standard for USB - analogue audio conversion," says ARX managing director, Colin Park. "Recently, we've been looking at where and how ARX's USB DIs are being used, and concluded that along with USB enabled devices, some users also stored their audio playback material on tablet devices, phones and ... More >>

X-Laser debuts Mobile Beat Mirage

X-Laser debuts Mobile Beat MirageUSA - X-Laser has completely redesigned and re-engineered their most popular entry-level laser system, the Mobile Beat. The result is the all-new Mobile Beat Mirage. As X-Laser USA's ninth generation of the Mobile Beat, the Mobile Beat Mirage presents a versatile yet accessible system for creating sharp graphics and vividly colourful beam shows. "We looked at the feedback we received from mobile entertainers using previous versions of the Mobile Beat, and took that into consideration when designing the Mirage," Adam Raugh, X-Laser's ... More >>

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