5 March 2015

Sonalyst BMFLs dance on Strictly Live tour

Sonalyst BMFLs dance on Strictly Live tourUK - Sonalyst became the latest UK technical production and rental specialist to invest in Robe's new BMFL Spots which were specified by lighting designer Richard G Jones for the latest Strictly Live arena tour produced by Phil McIntyre Entertainment. The popular tour takes all the glitz, glamour, excitement, celebrities and sizzling hot moves from the BBC's hit series on the road. It is always a challenge to light. Each of the dancing couples needs a series of different and dramatic looks for their dances, while the whole space also ... More >>

White Light sweet talking with Jessie J

White Light sweet talking with Jessie JUK - In 2015, after topping the UK charts once again with her hit single Bang Bang, pop vocalist Jessie J toured the country performing music from her latest album, Sweet Talker. Entertainment production supplier White Light provided lighting, rigging and production support for the seven-date concert tour, working closely with lighting designer Vince Foster and production manager John Pryer. From the start of the design process, Foster worked with Lester Cobrin, White Light's head of concert touring, on specifying the ... More >>

Registration opens for AES Warsaw convention

Registration opens for AES Warsaw conventionPoland - Registration is open for the AES 138th International Convention, being held in Warsaw, Poland, 7-10 May 2015, at the Sofitel Victoria Hotel. Hosted by AES 138th Convention co-chairs Bozena Kostek and Umberto Zanghieri, the convention is set to be the largest European gathering of audio industry professionals of the year. Warsaw is home to a number of recording facilities, movie studios, broadcast and media production houses and more, while boasting a thriving music scene, from classical and jazz, to electronic music and more. ... More >>

The Mythos arrives at Richard Martin Lighting

The Mythos arrives at Richard Martin LightingUK - Since its arrival on the market, the Clay Paky Mythos has continued to make its presence felt across all sectors of the industry. Richard Martin Lighting is the latest rental house to invest in the Mythos, adding a substantial number of units to a warehouse that already boasts a comprehensive range of Clay Paky fixtures. "We first saw the Mythos at PLASA last year: they were indisputably the stand out light at the show," comments Gemma Oldfield, RML's marketing coordinator. "Clay Paky always take the time to think of something new ... More >>

Prolight + Sound 2015: DPA focuses on knowledge

Prolight + Sound 2015: DPA focuses on knowledgeGermany - At Frankfurt Prolight + Sound 2015, DPA's booth will be the place to go to if you want to learn the best placement of a microphone on your instrument, and how to get the best sound from your instrument or voice, says the company. The booth (Hall 8, Booth B70) will feature workshops with live performances up to five times a day, hosted by DPA product specialists who will demonstrate vocal and instrument microphone placement on saxophone, acoustic guitar and upright bass. There will also be a listening area where visitors can ... More >>

Le Bikini upgrades with MAC Quantum Profiles

Le Bikini upgrades with MAC Quantum ProfilesFrance - Over the past 31 years, with acts that range from obscure to household names like Coldplay and Indochine, Le Bikini has earned its reputation as one of France's best live music venues. Driven by its goal to help the more than 150 bands that perform at the club each year deliver the best concert possible, Le Bikini recently upgraded its lighting with the acquisition of new Martin Professional MAC Quantum Profile LED fixtures. Le Bikini is widely regarded as a true beacon on the landscape of French culture. The venue is located ... More >>

Robbie Williams swings worldwide with Clay Paky

Robbie Williams swings worldwide with Clay PakyWorld - Robbie Williams has recently completed his Swings Both Ways tour, which saw lighting designer Mark Cunniffe create a fun and extravagant Vegas-style show, employing an array of Clay Paky Sharpy Wash 330s to deliver vibrant and varied colour. To complement the swing theme of the tour, Ric Lipson's set design was super theatrical with a huge 50ft high and 90ft wide working Austrian and four separate acts - jungle, nightclub, hotel and ship. LD Mark Cunniffe therefore needed a wash light versatile enough to create a multitude of ... More >>

Felsenland Hotel opts for Apart Audio solution

Felsenland Hotel opts for Apart Audio solutionGermany - The scenery surrounding the Dahn Rockland is spectacular. Situated right in the centre of the Palatinate Forest Biosphere Reserve and surrounded by spectacular giant rock formations and legendary castles, the Felsenland Hotel with its wellness area stretching over 3.000 m² is a haven of tranquillity for those who are searching for peace and relaxation in a particularly attractive environment. The sound system of the extensive wellness department and guest areas of the hotel has recently been realised with components from the ... More >>

Colmar bar installs RCF Media Series

Colmar bar installs RCF Media SeriesFrance - A chic bar restaurant - named Bar Le Treize - has opened in the French eastern city of Colmar, better known for its fine Alsatian wines (and being the birthplace of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor who designed the Statue of Liberty). And the local community has welcomed the new cocktail lounge with open arms. When local company Enjoy Events were brought in by the main electrical contractor to carry out the technical integration, their director, Alexandre Bunzli specified RCF's Media Series as meeting all ... More >>

Vectorworks Design Summit set for April in Philadelphia

Vectorworks Design Summit set for April in PhiladelphiaUSA - Designers who "dream of transforming the world" are invited to join a community of visionaries at the 2015 Vectorworks Design Summit on 27-29 April at the Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. The event features breakout sessions by leaders in the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries, as well as opportunities to network with Vectorworks software engineers, power users, third-party partners and other professionals during educational sessions, meals and evening events. Registration is now open at www.vectorworks.... More >>

dbn rigs Cornelia Parker art exhibition

dbn rigs Cornelia Parker art exhibitionUK - Manchester-based lighting and rigging specialist dbn had an opportunity to show some real rigging finesse at Manchester's Whitworth Art Gallery - just re-opened in a blaze of glory after a £15m revamp that includes a new wing and some new gallery spaces. dbn has worked on various projects at the Whitworth over the years. dbn's Nick Todd joined the Gallery's own installations team to mastermind the rigging of four specific elements of the current permanent exhibition by sculptor and installation artist Cornelia Parker into the ... More >>

Elation LED package adds flair to HopCat brewpub

Elation LED package adds flair to HopCat brewpubUSA - One of the Midwest's most popular brewpubs, HopCat, opened its sixth establishment in December, this one in the mid-town section of Detroit. Fantasee Lighting of Belleville, Michigan, was called on to add a sense of ambiance and flair to the new location and chose a dynamic LED lighting package from Elation Professional for the job. HopCat, which opened its first venue in 2008, serves some of America's best craft beers and regular live music. At HopCat Detroit, which opened on 13 December in an historic 100-year-old building, a ... More >>

Electrosonic's Sarah Joyce encourages diversity

Electrosonic's Sarah Joyce encourages diversityThe Netherlands - Sarah Joyce, Electrosonic's vice-president, EMEA and member of the InfoComm Board of Directors, hosted the first Women of InfoComm Network Breakfast (WIN) at this year's ISE 2015. Over 50 women and men attended the event to discuss gender diversity within the AV industry. Sarah shared her leadership journey in technology, which spans almost 20 years, and acknowledged women are still very much underrepresented in the audio-visual industry in a wide range of roles. She commented, "We have the opportunity and requirement ... More >>

Sommer Cable Cardinal goes the distance

Sommer Cable Cardinal goes the distanceGermany - In the installation and event technology sectors, one often has to cover long distances. Thanks to the Cardinal DVM-HDBT extender systems from Sommer Cable, customers don't need to accept any compromises regarding image and audio quality. "With our flexible signal management and extender systems of the Cardinal DVM series customers will benefit from a stable HDMI signal transmission over max. distances of 100m. Uncompressed content can therefore be distributed using only a single cable. And this with just a regular network ... More >>

Stardraw.com receives accolades at ISE 2015

Stardraw.com receives accolades at ISE 2015The Netherlands - At ISE 2015, software providers Stardraw.com logged a record number of visits to the stand, extremely healthy sales and to cap it all, Stardraw Design 7.1 was voted a winner in the InAVation Awards in the category of Most InAVative Integration Tool. The Stardraw Design 7 suite of design and documentation tools has already been bestowed with a Commercial Integrator BEST award in the Project Management & Design/Web software category and a Highly Commended from InAVate. Commenting on this latest award, CEO Rob Robinson ... More >>

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