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Allen & Heath puts sound at the heart of venues

Allen & Heath has signalled an increased focus on installed sound by deepening the integration of its dLive digital mixing systems into multi-purpose venues. A raft of new releases, control options and expanders adds to the dLive ecosystem to create a distributed, integrated, scalable and accessible solution, handling every aspect of a venue’s audio world from simple boardroom tasks to a full scale live show.

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Elation Lighting Success on 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv

The Eurovision Song Contest is a unique experience in the world of entertainment made all the more special by use of some of the largest lighting and video systems you’ll find on any show. Elation Professional was proud to have been part of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv with over 800 lighting products used as audience and stage lighting by Lighting Designer Jerry Appelt and Eurovision Song Contest Head of Production Ola Melzig.

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Powersoft M-Force Enters Cinema Sector

Described as “the most advanced cinema subwoofer in the world”, with a frequency range extending from 18Hz to 120Hz and SPL peaking at 145dB, Mag Audio’s new Mag Thor has set out to redefine the cinema experience, by reproducing soundtrack low frequencies well beyond capabilities of conventional subwoofers.

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Martin Delivers an Electrifying Display for Metallica’s 2017 “WorldWired” Tour with Rob Koenig

Lighting Director Rob Koenig selects MAC Axiom Hybrid fixtures and Atomic 3000 LED strobes to create innovative and intense visuals for the legendary band’s massive world tour.

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Kendrick Lamar at Coachella on new Sennheiser Digital 6000

The Coachella Music and Arts Festival has become the most talked-about music festival of the year in recent times, and this year headliner Kendrick Lamar delivered an unforgettable performance to close out the dual-weekend extravaganza. Lamar and his team turned to a combination of Sennheiser’s Digital 9000 and new Digital 6000 wireless systems to transmit every syllable of his energetic and powerful set with clarity and unwavering reliability.

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Eurovision trusts again in MA control: 88,466 total parameters count

MA Lighting was chosen to provide a networked control solution for 1,816 lighting and LED ‘pixel’ fixtures plus playback video elements. An impressive total of 12 x grandMA2 consoles were installed into the venue: 8 x grandMA2 full-size, 4 x grandMA2 light and 1 x dot2 core.

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MINUIT UNE is hiring a travelling Technical Sales Representative

Created in 2013 by three physics engineers and entrepreneurs, Minuit Une is a French start-up company which designs, develops and distributes a new kind of scenographic lighting. Following the success of its first two products the M-Carré and the M-Pyramide, Minuit Une is now hiring new members to to become a worldwide important scenographic lighting manufacturer.

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Michael Howe Runs Mastodon “Emperor of Sand” Tour With ChamSys MQ500 Stadium

The complex Mastodon experience is on full display in the quartet’s 30-city North American “Emperor of Sand” tour, not just in the epochal music, but also in the highly evocative light and video show that Michael Howe created with the new ChamSys MQ500 Stadium and HD media server.

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New Meyer Sound VLFC Unleashes Explosive Force on Metallica Tour

Metallica's summer-long WorldWired Tour is currently rolling in high gear through the largest stadiums and festival sites in North America, galvanizing the iconic band's multi-generational fan base by delivering a searing, eye-popping and — literally — gut-slamming experience of adrenaline-fueled guitar rock.

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InfoComm 2017


Adamson Expands Install-Focused IS-SERIES

Adamson Systems Engineering is launching the IS10 and IS119 installation-tailored loudspeakers at InfoComm 2017, the larger siblings to the highly-acclaimed IS7 and IS118 cabinets introduced earlier this year.

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B&K Braun, INNLED official distributor in Germany

Since 6th of May 2017, B&K Braun has taken on the distribution of INNLED products in Germany. Founded in 1977 by Hartmut Braun, this international distributor has become a reference in the field of stage and event equipment.

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Made in Germany


HK Audio introduces LINEAR 3 series and new LINEAR SUB

HK Audio has introduced a brand new series of high-performance active speakers – LINEAR 3 – and has added two new active models to the LINEAR SUB family of subwoofers. LINEAR 3 delivers top-notch sound for bands and DJs in every scenario, offering beautifully balanced, high definition sound, impressive low-end, clear speech reproduction, and advanced DSP technology, all packaged in a strong and confident design – and all made to premium standards in Germany.

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Martin Provides Creative Lighting Solutions for 3 Doors Down World Tour

LabeLive and lighting designer Jay Branson deploy MAC Axiom Hybrid, Quantum Profile and Aura fixtures to create a unique stage design for the band’s World tour. In support of their long-awaited album “Us and the Night,” multi-platinum-selling group 3 Doors Down embarked on a world tour to bring the album to life both sonically and visually.

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Architectural lighting control


ETC launches Dual Tech Sensors and Contact Interfaces for Unison Echo line

ETC has released two new additions to its Unison Echo® line of architectural lighting control. The new Dual Tech Sensors ensure spaces can adhere to stringent energy codes, while also ensuring occupant comfort. And two Contact Interface devices provide simple and seamless integration with other systems.

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Ayrton fixtures praised by Church on KoЯn European tour

The nu metal band, KoЯn, embarks on a tour of mainland Europe with a set that features Ayrton MagicPanel™-R fixtures as the focal point of the Thomas ‘Church’ Christmann’s lighting design.

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Ayrton appoints Vari Internacional S.A. as New Distributor for Mexico

Ayrton is delighted to announce the appointment of Vari Internacional, S.A. as its new exclusive distributor for Mexico. The agreement formalized at the recent sound: check Xpo show in Mexico City, takes place with immediate effect.

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Claypaky Scenius Unico takes centre stage at Eurovision 2017

Internationally renowned lighting designer and director of photography Jerry Appelt specified the new Claypaky Scenius Unico as the main stage workhorse fixture for his richly composed lighting design for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, hosted at the International Exhibition Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine. This year, 42 countries participated in the global TV phenomenon, each supported by a striking stage and light show embracing video, special effects and a procession of scenic props and costumes, all of which combined to make the lighting of this world famous event an ever more challenging proposition.

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Capital Sound invests in SSL Live

Capital Sound, one of the largest UK-based live sound hire companies, is adding Solid State Logic L200 and L500 live consoles to its inventory. The consoles are being been supplied by UK professional audio specialist HD Pro Audio.

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In Miami


Electro-Voice delivers sound systems at Hard Rock Stadium

Hard Rock Stadium is owned by, and home to, the NFL Miami Dolphins. It also hosts University of Miami football and major entertainment events throughout the year. As part of a three-year, facility-wide renovation, the re-named facility now boasts a massively upgraded sound system by Electro-Voice.

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The German rap group Beginner on tour with GLP

Just in time to celebrate their 25th anniversary, and after six years of stage absence, German rap group Beginner are back. Bertil Mark is responsible for the lighting design on this tour. He has dipped extensively into GLP's portfolio — in particular the new GT-1 hybrid lamp, of which 70 fixtures alone have been used.

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In London


Sennheiser and Pink Floyd create unique immersive Live 8 Mix

Audio specialist Sennheiser has partnered with Pink Floyd to demonstrate its AMBEO 3D audio technology in action as part of the sound expert’s work for “The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains”, which opens to the public at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum on May 13. Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason makes a return to Abbey Road as part of Sennheiser’s immersive audio production

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Nexo realeases NeMo 2.0 System Management Software for Mac

Nexo is releasing a new version of its acclaimed NeMo system management software, making it available for the first time on the macOS platform and introducing premium features and functionality that will transform operational control of Nexo systems.

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ETC lighting solution for the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama

Situated at the University of Manchester’s campus, the Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama recently underwent a significant refit, including the installation of a control desk, LED luminaires and power controls from ETC, all supplied and installed by Stage Electrics.

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L-Acoustics Launches Its First Avnu-certified Systems

L-Acoustics announces that the LA12X amplified controller is the first L-Acoustics product to receive Avnu certification, the LA4X will also receive certification in the coming weeks. A member of the Avnu Alliance since 2015, L-Acoustics has committed its development resources to open standard AVB technology, which streamlines network infrastructure by combining audio signal transmission with system control and monitoring.

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At Prolight+Sound


GLP will launch a true hybrid strobe JCD1

GLP will be lighting up its largest Frankfurt booth ever (#4.0, G20), incorporating a new version of the inspired lightshow designed by Los Angeles-based designer, Matt Shimamoto (Volt Lites) which has so impressed visitors to America’s premier LDI Show in recent years. At the same time GLP will be launching the much-anticipated JDC1, a true hybrid LED strobe.

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At the Bright Brussels Festival


“Naked Truth” with 64 G-Spot SGM – creative takeover of a construction site

The creative agency ACTLD of light and visual design based in Brussels, imagined a light & sound show in an unusual place - a construction site on the banks of the canal in Brussels. During four evenings of "Bright Brussels Festival" and far from the sites and monuments well known to the general public, ACTLD’s designers were able to offer a new creation and a memorable experience to nearly 30,000 visitors.

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ETC scales new heights with introduction of Prodigy P2 hoist

ETC is kicking off a new era in upper stage machinery with the introduction of the P2 hoist. Offering quick installation, easy operation and affordable system expansion, P2 – the newest hoist in ETC’s Prodigy® family – can go where other rigging systems can’t.

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Claypaky new products: Axcor Profile 900 & K-Eye HCR

With the Axcor Profile 900, Claypaky has launched a new course in its design research: it is the first Claypaky spotlight to use a LED light source, instead of a traditional discharge lamp. Claypaky has chosen to use a white LED engine with high luminous efficiency, total power of 900 watts and luminous flux of 24,000 lumen output, and couple it with a system of dichroic filters to create the colors.

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Robe Launches pixelPATT a retro Fixture with Leds RGBW

Robe has launched the pixelPATT … a brand new LED fixture to extend and complement its popular PATT range of retro styled fixtures … It is composed of 7 x 30W RGBW LED multi-chips – one in the centre surrounded by a ring of six – housed in a super-slim and lightweight brushed metal frame.

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Preview Prolight+Sound 2017


New L-Acoustics P1 Audio Processor

The booth (C11 in hall 3.1) will be the location of a series of daily presentations of the latest L-Acoustics technologies : the new networked digital audio processor P1, the new Syva segment source and the L-ISA immersive sound solutions.

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Robert Juliat comes to Frankfurt in full force with 2 new powerful LED Followspots

It’s been a number of years since Robert Juliat brought the full force of its followspots to a tradeshow, but Prolight + Sound 2017 will see these specialists showcase an army of their followspots, old and new, that have secured its place in the industry for many decades. Established favourites Lancelot, Merlin, Cyrano, Victor and Roxie followspots will line up for inspection alongside the Dalis cyclorama fixture, as Robert Juliat followspot and Dalis expertise go on show.

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Powersoft puts focus on training on Armonia

Powersoft is furthering its commitment to providing training for users of its industry-leading amplification technology with a series of three daily sessions at this year’s Prolight+Sound Show in Frankfurt, that will focus on the latest implementations within the upcoming release of Armonía Pro Audio Suite. A particular highlight of this session will be the introduction of the new Powersoft Interactive Tuning, an innovative feature that will improve the process of measuring and aligning a sound system.

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Ayrton MagicBlade™FX – Elegant Versatility

Ayrton expands its Creative Solutions line of graphic beam projectors with the new MagicBlade™FX. This automated in-line luminaire is fitted with the distinctive squared output lenses found on MagicPanel™FX and shares the same quality of colour mixing and versatile effects: 3D volumetric projections, variation between the colour-rich luminescent face or separated points of light… with ultra-tight beam projection or wide angle wash from a unique zoom system with no visible moving parts.

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Clair Brothers at PL+S with 5 new Products

Clair Brothers is about to rock your world with several unique design innovations at Prolight + Sound 2017 Booth 3.1, E37. Following the evolution and success Clair Brothers started with the C15 large format line array cabinet, the company is excited to officially announce the launch of the C12 and C8 line array products; products featuring the next evolutionary step in new mid/high technology.

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Adamson launches the S10n and the IS Series at Prolight+Sound

Building on the international success of its heralded S-SERIES, Adamson Systems Engineering will add the S10n line array cabinet to its offerings and introduce the integration-focused IS-SERIES family of loudspeakers at Prolight + Sound 2017, Hall 3.1 Booth B60.

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Memento tour in Germany


Jerry Appelt delivers epic visuals on Bad Uncles with Scenius Profile

More than 100 Claypaky Scenius Profile luminaires accompanied German hard-rock legends Bad Uncles on a winter tour of their homeland in support of their first new album in ten years ‘Memento’, with longstanding production designer Jerry Appelt selecting the innovative fixtures to create spectacular, multi-layered lighting looks.

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Chauvet Acquires ChamSys

Chauvet & Sons LLC has announced that it completed the acquisition of ChamSys Ltd., the Southampton, UK-based designer and manufacturer of lighting controllers. ChamSys provides Chauvet a strong presence in the controller market that complements its CHAUVET Professional lighting fixtures and LED video panels.

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Near Guangzhou


STM debuts at new chinese mega club

With the opening of the Yu Bar in Shunde, near Guangzhou, the entertainment scene in China sees a return of the mega club after many years. It features the debut installation in China of a NEXO STM Series modular line array system, chosen to position the Yu Bar at the top of the market.

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At the NRG Stadium in Huston


Ayrton helps Lady Gaga bring warmth to the Super Bowl Halftime Show

The show was a collaboration from co-production designers LeRoy Bennett, Bruce Rodgers and Bob Barnhart. Ayrton was, once again, proud to be part of this show with 81 new MagicDot™-XT fixtures, 40 new MagicPanel™-FX fixtures and a solitary CosmoPix™-R chosen to adorn the major scenic elements of Barnhart’s lighting design

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Samsung Electronics Completes Acquisition of Harman

Samsung Electronics today announced it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Harman International Industries, Incorporated. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Harman stockholders will receive $112.00 per share in cash.