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Amsterdam, 6-9 February


ISE 2018, the European destination for the global AV industry

The fifteenth show will take place at the RAI Amsterdam from 6-9 February and it promises to be the largest and most exciting exhibition so far in its illustrious history.

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Best Audio & Lighting New Elation Distributor in France

Best Audio & Lighting, part of the Dushow Group, began in the entertainment technology industry thirty years ago as an importer of Meyer Sound products expand their business with lighting.

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Sunrise Avenue Tours with Elation ACL 360i™ and Dartz 360™

Stephan Aue, responsible for the lighting design, relying on products from Elation Professional, among others. A total of ten compact ACL 360i™ beam effect lights were used, as well as five new Dartz 360™ LED beam/spot fixtures

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In Germany


Digital Projection Laser Shines Bright at Berlin Festival of Lights

Projection specialist Digital Projection took part to the 13th edition of the Berlin Festival of Lights, where a number of its laser projectors were installed to enable video-mapping displays at key sites in the city.

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Karlsbad, Germany


Michael Feldmann turns full circle as he rejoins GLP

After 12 years’ absence, Michael Feldmann returns to GLP as a product and portfolio manager.

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Willemstad, Curaçao


Rogues Get Ferocious at Furia Latina

Jim Lo-A-Njoe, wanted to create looks that would blow through the stage with the ferocity of a sudden storm. He got the intensity by building his rig around 78 high-output Rogue moving fixtures from Chauvet.

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Karlsbad, Germany


GLP JDC1 Creates special look for BMW

For the last IAA Show, BMW decided to set up the announcement in spectacular fashion. A total of 47 GLP JDC1 hybrid strobes were set by the Berlin-based lighting designer Martin Kuhn to present their new car. The fixtures were supplied by Leyendecker from Wuppertal.

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L’Acoustic world’s first


L-ISA gives Mercury Space Moscow a sound image clear enough to touch

Mercury Space is a 975-square metre, ultra-luxury, multifunctional venue located on the 40th floor of Mercury City Tower in Moscow. Sonoruss, suggested an L-ISA immersive audio system - the first Nightclub installation in the world.

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Steve Bewley creates the perfect Stormzy with Ayrton

Lighting Designer Steve Bewley opted for an Ayrton-laden specification for each incarnation of Stormzy’s show currently in promotion of his debut album, across the UK and Ireland, before culminating in two shows at the legendary London O2 Brixton Academy.

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SGM P-2s and P-5s Light Up Cranes of Montreal

Creativ Nation’s Martin Berthiaume was introduced to the architectural segment of SGM by Marc-Andre Turgeon, Sales Manager for Canada. Together they teamed up to develop the crane illumination project using the well known SGM’s P-2 and P-5 wash light fixtures.

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Solid State Logic Joins Audiotonix Group

Audiotonix is pleased to announce the acquisition of Solid State Logic (SSL) as part of its expanding Group that already includes leading audio brands DiGiCo, DiGiGrid, Calrec and Allen & Heath.

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Frank Hoehn as new SGM Global Sales Manager

SGM is proud to announce Frank Hoehn as new VP of Global Sales. Frank brings with him many years of experience from the industry, and looks forward to being part of the SGM team.

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Gravity LTS 01 B laptop stand now available

The Adam Hall Group’s Gravity brand is presenting the LTS 01 B tabletop holder for laptops and controllers used in DJ’ing and music production at the Winter NAMM Show (25–28 January 2018) in Anaheim, California. The Gravity LTS 01 B is a cleverly designed laptop and controller stand for DJs, music producers and other users who value both stability and flexibility when positioning their equipment.

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Christian Heil's multidimensional gamble


L-ISA – Part 3 – An Interview with Christian Heil & Our Conclusions

As the cherry on the cake, Christian Heil granted us an interview. We reviewed the essence of the L-ISA project, the IT tools needed to implement it and, finally, his vision of modern amplified sound. More than exciting... Essential.

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Cap Roig, Girona


Robert Juliat Followspots are Favourites at Spanish Festival

Local rental company, ABS Entertainment Service, ensured every performer looked like a star by supplying two Robert Juliat Merlin 2500W and two Robert Juliat Aramis 2500W followspots as front of house support for the duration of the two-week event.

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Las Vegas Convention Center


Cory FitzGerald designed the show Ayrton at LDI 2017

Ayrton received the LDI 2017 Award for the Most Creative Use of Light at LDI Show 2017. The light show was designed by Cory FitzGerald, programmed by Jason Baeri, and accepted on behalf of the company by Global Sales Manager, Michael Althaus.

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Star Dimensions Lights Ultra Show with Elation Lighting

The Ultra Music Festival Held in Miami consistently features Elation Professional lighting on its stages supplied by Elation partner Star Dimensions India.

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Christian Heil's multidimensional gamble


L-ISA - Part - 2 An interview with Guillaume Le Nost

Present at the Pierre Mauroy stadium – and as sought after as Christian Heil – was Guillaume le Nost, the development manager of L-ISA, who answered our questions as well as he possibly could – not that he doesn't know, but that he knows too much... far too much. The continuation of our triple report on the L/R-killer – episode 2 is here.

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Martin Fournier Joins Chauvet

Chauvet has announced that Martin Fournier has joined the company as its European Sales Director. Fournier is an experienced lighting industry figure in Europe, having spent the last 22 years serving the professional lighting market in Europe

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The orchestra and choirs during rehearsal, nearly 300 artists for a great opus


L-ISA - Part 1 - Verdi's Requiem with Gabert, Blanc-Garin & Duvet

L-ISA, Immersive Sound Art, is Christian Heil's latest sonic undertaking, with which he intends to restore the link between the artist and amplified sound. In this three-part report we discover the innovation of L-ISA and its great potential.

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Paul Guthrie involves the JDC1 for the tour of NIN

Their long serving lighting designer, Paul ‘Arlo’ Guthrie has included 24 new JDC1 LED hybrid strobe supported by 15 of the versatile X4 Bar 20 battens and four X4 S compact moving heads used as a dynamic floor package.

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L-Acoustic’s colinear premiere


Mountain Christian Church become the world’s first house of worship to adopt Syva

When the team Mountain Christian Church found location in Abingdon to establish its fourth campus, one thing wasn’t quite so ideal—the facility’s low 13-foot ceilings. However, provider Mankin Media was able to recommend a very effective and elegant solution in the form of L-Acoustics’ brand new Syva colinear system.

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Amadeus Installs a 3D Sound System for the Xi'an Incident Re-creation in China

Over fifty Amadeus speakers installed featuring '3D Sound' control, nearly seven hundred actors and twenty giant 30-foot soft LED screens create a re-enactment of the 'Xi'an Incident' commemorating the event's 80th anniversary.

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First international at LDI 2017


Claypaky Axcor 300: Compact, big personality and sweet prices

The new Axcor 300 family of moving LED fixtures brings Claypaky’s no-compromise quality and performance to the broad mid-market. The range consists of a spot light, a wash light and a beam light, all driven by a white LED engine with a rated power of up to 180 Watts.

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Robe is a Prime Suspekt

Lighting designer Johnny Thinggaard Lydiksen was asked on-board with the band Suspekt to create a live visual experience. It was a starting point for him, who used 104 Robe fixtures for the initial show design which was kicked off in a stadium.

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ETC introduces ColorSource CYC dedicated cyclorama

A dedicated cyclorama fixture with a sole purpose of creating beautiful, smooth washes of light on a cyclorama or wall, ColorSource CYC produces a wide range of bold colours using a unique, all-LED, five colour mix of red, green, blue, indigo, and lime.

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Johannesburg, South Africa


Philips Lighting's VLZ Profiles are picture perfect for South Africa's Idols

Philips Lighting, describes how its latest lighting fixtures are trying to improve the quality of the television pictures for the current series of South Africa's televised talent contest, Idols

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Brasil, Rio De Janeiro


Rock in Rio controlled with MA Network Switch

For this year’s edition of Rock in Rio festival lighting designer Terry Cook of Woodroffe Bassett Design trusted in an MA system and share with us his positive experience.

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Nexo releases new NXAMP MK2 Amplifiers

NEXO’s new additions to its range of NXAMP TDcontrollers are unveiled. The NXAMP4x2 MK2 and NXAMP4x1 MK2 amplifier models are the result of close collaboration between R&D engineers from NEXO and its parent company Yamaha.

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In Amsterdam from January 14 to February 9, 2018


The First World Masters of Projection Mapping to debut

A new competition dedicated to projection mapping has been launched as a cooperative venture between Amsterdam Light Festival, Integrated Systems Events and the RAI Amsterdam.

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Solid Stae Logic announces four new products for its Dante-AES67 network IO range

Solid State Logic, the world’s leading provider of advanced technology for creative audio professionals is proud to announce the introduction of four new broadcast specification audio interfaces for Dante/AES67 audio networks; the A16.D16, the A32, the D64 and the Dante PCIeR.

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DUSHANBE, Tajikistan


Muztorg.PRO Creates Multi-Faceted Looks at Loft With Chauvet Professional

Russian installation specialist Muztorg.PRO has provided the “Loft”, a club and restaurant, with a light system that’s as versatile and exciting as its entertainment options with a package from Chauvet Professional.

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Alcons Extends Coverage of The QR24 Line-Source Column

The QR24/110 is a modular 2-way column loudspeaker to be used as scalable vertical array system, for both permanent and (limited) portable applications. It combines a 1:1 linear and dynamic sound reproduction with superb intelligibility and throw, in even the acoustically most challenging environments.

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David Guetta shines with Claypaky at new Romanian dance festival

Internationally acclaimed DJ David Guetta used the Claypaky Scenius Spot as the exclusive lighting fixture in his bespoke diamond-shaped festival rig at the launch of Romania's inaugural TimeShift festival held at Bucharest's Romexpo arena.

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With the ME-500 Mixer


Allen & Heath extends his personal mix system

Allen & Heath has added the 16 channel ME-500 personal mixer to its ME personal mixing system. ME-500 is designed as an accessible personal monitoring solution for houses of worship, rental companies and orchestras.

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Mark Cunniffe works with Robert Juliat for Ed Sheeran and Robbie Williams

Superstar, Ed Sheeran and Robbie Williams’s production designer Mark Cunniffe shares his impressions on the Lancelot and Merlin followspot from Robert Juliat.

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Las Vegas


MegaPointes for Celine Dion Vegas Show

Canadian superstar Celine Dion’s lighting designer Yves Aucoin has added Robe’s brand new MegaPointe multi-purpose moving light fixtures to the rig for her popular “Celine” show at the Colosseum, Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas.

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SGM luminaires with Phil Supple for WaterMusic, the ultimate water spectacle

For Watermusic involving dancers, musicians, a 300-voice choir, aerialists - even aquatic jetpacks, the LD Phil Supple’s package included multiple SGM IP65-rated LED luminaires: 120 P-5 wash lights, six P-1 wash lights and 25 G-Spot.

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Sommer Cable introduces the RG213-HF400 LL, serie SC-CLASSIC-MKII

Through thick and thin… and in fact through walls – nothing can prevent this high-performance RG coaxial cable from transmitting, not even over long distances. Whereas for short distances mostly flexible lines such as the compact RG58 Low Loss are used, long transmission distances require cables with an extremely low attenuation.

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Roger Waters hits North America with DiGiCo

Armed with a 10-piece band, the former Pink Floyd frontman has been treating sell-out audiences to epic tracks from the band's back catalogue. At side of stage sits monitor engineer Matt Napier, working from his trusted DiGiCo SD7 console.