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ETC’s ColorSource Linear 4 completes the family

ETC’s ColorSource® Linear family is now complete with this week’s launch of the ColorSource Linear 4 fixture. This is the third and longest variation of the ColorSource Linear fixture and measures a full two-metres in length.

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Flight case cooling


Penn Elcom CoolRac FT-80-Q-FC: Keeping Quietly Cool

Pen Elcom launch of the new CoolRac FT-80-Q-FC - a near-silent exhaust fan, specially designed for flight casing that requires efficient and quiet heat management. Multi-national loudspeaker component, flightcase hardware and premium 19” racking manufacturer Penn Elcom continues to innovate with the launch of the new CoolRac FT-80-Q-FC - a near-silent exhaust fan, specially designed for flight casing that requires efficient and quiet heat management.

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At Summer NAMM 2017


LD Systems won the “Best in Show” Award

LD Systems triumphed with the introduction of the MAUI 5 GO system, taking home the coveted "Best in Show – Company to Watch" award from the NAMM jury.

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Chauvet Rogues For Nile Rodgers

Garberson had created a design for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer that was built around a lot of high-energy aerial effects. At the last minute, though, he learned that he would not be allowed to use haze. With his original lighting concept severely crimped, he and his LD and programmer James Simpson reworked their plans and created a lushly colored stage design using the 32 CHAUVET Professional Rogue washes in his rig.

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“Starboy Legend of the Fall“ tour


Sooner Routhier's Lighting for The Weeknd features Spikie and BMFL

Lighting for 2017’s ‘Starboy Legend of the Fall’ tour has been designed by Sooner Routhier who picked Robe Spikie together with BMFL Spots and WashBeams to be at the heart of the rig.

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In Hungary


Erkel Theatre welcomes Billy Elliot”with Nexo STM System

The historic Erkel Theatre, one of the largest and oldest in Budapest has lifted the curtain on Sir Elton John’s musical ‘Billy Elliott’, complete with a Nexo STM Series modular line array system which was specified and installed in time for this prestigious production.

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At The O2 Arena in London


Claypaky Mythos2 gives stunning performance on alt-J show

Jeremy Lechterman and Jackson Gallagher selected the Claypaky Mythos2 to add texture to their lighting design for rock band alt-J in their first arena show of 2017, held at The O2 Arena in London.

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Eclectic Alhambra in Paris Upgrades with Meyer Sound LEOPARD

The Alhambra recently upgraded its venerable Meyer Sound reinforcement system with new Leopard™ compact linear line array loudspeakers and 1100-LFC low-frequency control units.

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In Amsterdam, on 25-27 October 2017


ISE and VR Days to cooperate and collaborate

Integrated Systems Events, the producers of the Integrated Systems Europe exhibition, has announced the start of an official cooperation with the VR Days Europe festival which takes place in Amsterdam on 25-27 October 2017. VR Days is a unique celebration of Virtual and Augmented content, creativity and production taking place in five different venues across the historic city.

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Far from being dead


Phil Collins returns with grandMA2

Patrick Woodroffe were responsible for the lighting design of this tour that Roland Greil accompanied as programmer and lighting director using 2 x grandMA2 full-size, 1 x grandMA2 light and 5 x MA NPU.

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Hong Kong’s God of Song


Rightway Audio Consultants create 360° L-Acoustics sound system for Jacky Cheung

Almost 400 L-Acoustics cabinets were deployed as part of a mammoth PA system for Jacky Cheung’s 2017 A Classic Tour, which took in 21 venues, both indoor and outdoor, across mainland China at the beginning of the year, and continues through Hong Kong, Sinapore and Taiwan.

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With ETC and GLP


Lucy Carter magnifies The Dream of Gerontius

At the Royal Festival Hall in London, Lucy Carter used 160 X4 Bar GLP – controlled with ETC Eos® Ti and RPU3 – to create an additional layer of emotion and energy to support and reflect the music.

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DiGiCo works its 24 Magic on Bruno Mars' World Tour

In recent years, Bruno Mars has evolved from talented performer to Grammy-winning global megastar and, from his performance at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, it is easy to see why. The 24K Magic World Tour oozes quality, from the artist's outrageous voice and musicianship to the show's epic production standards, the core of which is driven by two DiGiCo SD7 mixing consoles.

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At Tokyo


Meyer Sound LEOPARD Exceeds the Ordinary at Japan's Cinema Two

Spectators entering the largest screening room know immediately that an extraordinary sonic experience awaits them as new twin arrays of Meyer Sound Leopards™ line array loudspeakers for the left and right channels are in full view beside the screen.

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Claypaky’s SharBar has Russian debut with My Michelle

Claypaky’s SharBar, the LED-based multi-beam effects light fixture, has been used to great effect on a live concert by popular Russian band, My Michelle, at the Volta Club, Moscow with lighting design by Russian designers David Misakyan and Dmitry Buryak.

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The 1975 Tours with Adamson

The band’s longtime audio production provider, Eighth Day Sound, recommended a switch to a substantial Adamson Systems Engineering E-Series and S-Series FOH loudspeaker system.

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Jerad Garza joins Ayrton’s growing sales team

Ayrton is extremely happy to announce the appointment of Jerad Garza as the latest member of its growing International Sales Team.

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Martin Audio to Open Its Doors to Sound Community

Martin Audio is to hold two Open Days at its High Wycombe HQ in September with a variety of sound demos to show off its new and existing best-selling ranges. Purposely timed to coincide with days when the pro audio community is traveling to and from the PLASA Show in London, Martin Audio will throw open its doors on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th of September, with both morning and afternoon sessions.

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Spikies & BMFL Blades Help Keep it Clean for Soprano Tour

Multi award winning French rapper Soprano – known for his hard-hitting but expletive-free lyrics as much as his massive popularity – recently toured with a new show and lighting design created by Victorien Cayzeele from All Access Design (AAD). He specified Robe Spikies and BMFL Blades, which were supplied from leading French rental company, Dushow.

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In Belgium


Nexo STM Adapt with Couleur cafe’s Festival

Big changes at the Couleur Café, Belgium’s largest urban contemporary music festival – after more than 20 years in its Tour & Taxis location, the super-multicultural event has moved to a new venue in the beautiful park below the iconic Atomium in Brussels.

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With Mark Cunniffe


Claypaky is on the ‘A Team’ for Ed Sheeran world tour

The Claypaky Scenius Unico and Claypaky Mythos2 have been selected by award-winning lighting and production designer Mark Cunniffe and lighting director Matt Jones as the workhorse fixtures for multi-award-winning artist Ed Sheeran in his current record-breaking worldwide new album tour.

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By Announcing One Million Channels Campaign


Powersoft Approaches Magic Milestone

Powersoft, the world leader in lightweight, energy-efficient amplifier technology, is approaching an unheard of industry landmark. The Italian manufacturer reports that it now has almost 1 million channels of audio power spread across the world — and to get it over the line, the company has announced a promotional campaign called One Million Channels.

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Montreux Jazz Festival


AudioRent Clair takes new DiGiCos to Montreux Jazz Festival

AudioRent Clair AG has expanded its hire offering by adding two DiGiCo SD5s and an SD12, along with four SD-Racks which include 224 channels of DiGiCo’s brand new 32-bit Mic Pre-Amp.

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In Moscow


92 Robert Juliat Dalis for Snegourotchka with Damir Ismagilov at the Bolshoi Theatre

Robert Juliat’s Dalis 860 LED cyclorama lighting fixtures are currently playing a key role in Snégourotchka by Rimski-Korsakov at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. The opera premiered on 15 June on the 1740-seat Heritage Stage on a set designed by Vladimir Arefiev, with lighting by Damir Ismagilov.

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At Glastonbury


Good Times for Chic with Allen & Heath’s DLive

Legendary disco act, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, performed an acclaimed set on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage using Allen & Heath dLive S Class mixing systems.

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S Group moves forward with SSL L200

S Group has expanded its SSL stock with the purchase of two Live L200 consoles, the new mid-scale digital live mixer that combines the outstanding sonic performance, accelerated workflow, and advanced feature set of SSL Live into a cost-effective package that makes it accessible to a much wider audience.

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In China


GrandMA2 performs at Jiangsu Centre for the Performing Arts

Opera Hall of the largest modern theatre in China equipped with 2 x grandMA2 full-size, 2 x grandMA2 light and 2 x grandMA2 fader wing whereas its concert hall relies on 2 x grandMA2 ultra-light.

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In the design of Sooner Routhier


650 VDO Sceptrons Martin Helps Electrify The Weeknd’s World Tour

Lighting Designer Sooner Routhier selects VDO Sceptron 10 LED video fixtures to create an innovative lighting design that blends video projection with a futuristic and highly customized outline. In just a few short years, The Weeknd has become one of the most dominating artists in pop music.

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WI in Wonderland with Take That

WIcreations has supplied staging, elevators and extensive automation elements to the highly acclaimed Take That ‘Wonderland’ tour which kicked off at the Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK.

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As Senior Director Business Development


Christian Leonard joins ARRI

Christian Léonard will be supporting ARRI’s EMEA activities in the broadcast and theatrical lighting market with a special focus on France. For this important role within the ARRI Business Unit Lighting.

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For global cooperation


Nexo initiates STM Partners Network

With more than 100 rental houses worldwide now offering the STM Series modular line array, NEXO is creating a special Partner Network for customers of its flagship sound reinforcement products. Since 2014, the STM Series of high-performance configurable line array modules has achieved global acceptance.

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At InfoComm


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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With MAG THOR


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.